“What I’m asking Congress to do is to give us a third option, which we have been requesting since last year, the legal authority to detain and promptly remove families together as a unit,” Trump said, calling it “the only solution to the border crisis.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference in New Orleans on Monday that the way to end the stream of people, including children, who are coming across the U.S. border illegally is to build the wall and enact laws that stop illegal immigration and amnesty.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be fired by President Trump before Nielsen has the opportunity to resign. Warren said, “I think she, not only should resign, I think that before she has a chance to resign, she should be fired.” Warren denied that she was shifting the blame for family separations at the border onto Nielsen and away from the president, stating, “What I’m saying is, he should get rid of her. This is not helpful. But all of this goes back to Donald Trump.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
The Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily Online had a high old time on Tuesday mocking President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a “space force” that will be “separate but equal” from the U.S. Air Force, following up with a hypocritical little sermon about the militarization of space.
Steve Levitan, co-creator of ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family, announced plans to part ways with 20th Century Fox on Tuesday amid growing criticism over the Fox News Channel's coverage of immigrant children being separated from adults at the border.
FBI agent Peter Strzok, who sent text messages expressing bias against President Donald Trump, was escorted out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters on Tuesday as part of disciplinary action, according to multiple reports.
On Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated he will offer an amendment this week to the spending bill to end the separation of families at the border by allowing families to be held at the border and giving extra money for family housing units. He also panned the bill proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as one that says, “children at the border are literally a get out of jail free card.” Cotton said, “I am working with many senators to get this solution on the spending bill we’re considering this week. The Trump administration’s hands are tied by liberal judges and Democrats, who have ruled over the years that children at the border can’t be detained for more than 20 days. That’s why, when their parents bring them to the border, or just as likely, kidnap them or buy them from human traffickers to pose as parents at the border, the parent is taken into custody, the child can’t be detained for more than 20 days, and is therefore placed with a relative or placed in a kind of foster care. All we need to do, Hugh, is overturn the so-called Flores Settlement, allow families to
South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that the annual “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” joint military exercise with U.S. troops has been suspended as part of ongoing negotiations with North Korea.
Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” co-host Meghan McCain asked why first daughter Ivanka Trump had not commented on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy causing the separation of immigrant children from their families. McCain said, “There is a lot of people on the right pushing back on this. I actually thought this morning I was watching —there’s a horrible audio coming out of children crying which I don’t understand how you can listen to that and not feel somewhat differently about this. But where is Ivanka in all of this? Because she’s all for women and mothers and she has a White House role and a job. And I’m sort of interested that her whole platform has been women and mothers and she doesn’t have anything to say about this.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” actor Kevin Costner commented on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border control policy resulting the separation of immigrant children from their families. Costner said, “Yeah you know, it’s — it doesn’t start with that either, but that’s suddenly right between our eyes. You know, this is a hard thing to say, but I don’t— I’m not recognizing America right now. I don’t recognize its voice. I don’t recognize any individual statements. I feel people going with the flow, and there’s people right in the middle and I —we’re in really— we’re in a really weird spot, and it takes a high level of compassion, empathy and intelligence to work our way out of this.” He added, “Separating people with no plan when those children can’t even speak English —can you imagine the terror besides just being separated? So we have to do better. We’ve been about more. We can be about more and right now we are acting really small.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Social media overflowed for the second day in a row this week with hot-takes and Nazi Germany analogies from Hollywood celebrities fuming over President Donald Trump's dogged law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ESPN “Around the Horn” host Tony Reali announced Sunday that he and his wife were expecting twins and were able to deliver one, but not the other. Anyone within a galaxy of me knows we were expecting twins. We lost Amadeo in the moments leading up to childbirth. We delivered Enzo weeks early in an emergency. Last week was our memorial mass for Amadeo. This week Enzo came home happy, healthy and strong. — Tony Reali (@TonyReali) June 17, 2018 On Monday’s show, Reali used the “FaceTime” segment to address the situation further and compared it to children being put in cages when their parents try to enter the United States illegally. In his speech, Reali called on humanity to “be better.” Transcript as follows: The notes and the condolences my wife, Samiya, and I have received have gone right into our soul, and I wanted to say that. Talking about the duality of losing a child near childbirth and then delivering another healthy one is impossible. I was talking about this yesterday on Twitter. How can you ever be whole again? Parents have had to go through this before. I’m going through this now. And I spent time pledging
A Democrat State Senator finally resigned his seat in the Texas Legislature following 11 federal convictions for fraud and bribery. The Senator delayed his resignation until days before a sentencing hearing where he could face decades in prison.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Live,” anchor and executive producer of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA” Maria Hinojosa compared the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy causing the separation of immigrant children from their families to the dehumanization of Jewish people by the Nazis. Partial transcript as follows: RUHLE: I want to ask you about all the images we’ve seen of young boys and we haven’t seen any of young girls. what do you make of this? HINOJOSA: Well, you know, they are controlling the narrative. RUHLE: But why? HINOJOSA: Because it’s playing into what the president said yesterday they are all thieves. It plays into the sense that boys, boys of color, young boys who don’t speak english are a threat. That they are, again, to follow their narrative, they’re a potential MS-13 gang members. So what we’re not seeing are the pictures of little girls, right, of their mothers. I mean, I’m just thinking, Stephanie in terms of the logistics of taking care of these people. I’m so worried about how many pedophiles are now signing up to go and work in these places. I mean, just the sheer thought of trying to take care of toddlers and changing diapers. You know what it’s like
Many North Koreans will be pulling for South Korea's World Cup success since the tournament is one of the few sports events from outside North Korea that is approved for broadcast on the secluded nation's government-controlled television stations.