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Ocasio-Cortez: Trump is a ‘racist’ and people should be ‘uncomfortable’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Published 10 hours ago Ocasio-Cortez: Trump is a ‘racist’ and people should be ‘uncomfortable’ By Elizabeth Zwirz | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email close Video Ocasio-Cortez suggests a 60 to 70 percent tax rate for the rich to pay for a ‘Green New Deal’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , D-N.Y. took aim at President Trump on Twitter Tuesday, simply labeling him a “racist.”
And the notion shouldn’t sit well with people, the Democrat from New York said. It “should make you uncomfortable,” she tweeted .
Ocasio-Cortez gave multiple examples on Twitter of what she deemed to be Trump's racist behavior.
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Ocasio-Cortez’s condemnation of the president came days after she spoke frankly about him in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
“Yeah. Yeah. No question,” Ocasio-Cortez replied when asked if Trump is racist.
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“The president certainly didn’t invent racism, but he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it, and created a platform for those things,” she said.
In response to CBS News, the White House said the freshman lawmaker’s “sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform.”
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and Frank Miles contributed to this report.
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Rod Rosenstein expected to leave DoJ after Trump’s pick takes office – live | US news
We’re ending our live coverage for the day, thanks for following along. A recap of the major developments:
There was no end to the shutdown in sight after Donald Trump abruptly ended a meeting with Democratic leaders, calling it a “total waste of time”. Some Republicans have said they would support reopening the government without wall funding , but Trump urged Senate Republicans to “stick together”. Trump also claimed he had the “absolute right” to declare an emergency , saying the “threshold” for the declaration is if he can’t broker a deal with Congress. House Democrats are planning to start passing individual spending bills that would reopen closed departments in hopes of ratcheting up pressure on Republicans. Democrats have also pushed legislation that would prohibit creditors and landlords from taking actions against federal workers hurt by the shutdown. New details emerged about how the shutdown was affecting the EPA and the FDA . News broke that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down . Billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not be running for president , but that he plans to spend at least $40m on impeachment efforts. The New Hampshire Democratic party announced that Elizabeth Warren would be the keynote speaker at the party’s major fundraising dinner. Facebook Twitter Google plus 12.47am GMT 00:47
The Guardian’s Lauren Gambino is following Senator Kamala Harris this evening at a book event that has drawn a large crowd in Washington DC:
Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) The line to see Kamala Harris speak about her new book “The truths we hold” pic.twitter.com/zSP3L5fdZY
January 9, 2019 Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) Lissa Muscatine intro’ing Kamala Harris at a Politics and Prose book discussion draws loud cheers when she says audience members wouldn’t be alone if they could see Harris in a couple of years “taking up residence at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue”.
January 10, 2019 Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) Asked about why Harris chose a career as a prosecutor, she describes having to defend the decision to her family “like I would a thesis”. She described herself as a “progressive prosecutor”
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Some Democrats have also pushed a measure today that would prohibit creditors and landlords from taking actions against federal workers hurt by the shutdown:
Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) Today we are introducing a bill to prohibit creditors and landlords from taking action against any federal employee or contractor hurt by the Trump shutdown. It’s the least we can do. Would be great to have a few Republican cosponsors.
January 9, 2019 Legislation could potentially protect employees from foreclosures, evictions and loan defaults:
Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) Our public servants & their families shouldn’t be threatened w/ being thrown out of their homes because of the President’s manufactured crisis. Cosponsored @brianschatz ‘s bill to protect Nevada federal workers from foreclosures, evictions & loan defaults during a gov’t shutdown. https://t.co/wNHl618ehY
January 9, 2019 Trump last week encouraged landlords to be “ be nice and easy ” to tenants hurt by the shutdown and struggling to pay rent.
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The White House is reportedly discussing a scenario to reopen the government that would involve Trump declaring a national emergency, the courts intervening, and Congress and the president ending the shutdown while the case is going through litigation, according to the Wall Street Journal:
Peter Nicholas (@PeterWSJ) White House officials discussing a potential exit ramp in the shutdown fight: Trump declares national emergency; courts intervene and stay the order; he and Congress re-open the gov’t while case is litigated. https://t.co/e1wrN0Tii9
January 9, 2019 It’s unclear if the president is interested in this option:
Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) Been discussing this off-ramp awhile. POTUS has been pulled in a few different directions, including by conservative supporters who don’t think this is a good way to go. https://t.co/QaX9Qcfe00
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The federal government has halted some routine food inspections due to the shutdown. The AP has some details on the impact on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
The US government isn’t doing routine food inspections because of the partial federal shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week.
The Food and Drug Administration says it’s working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency can’t make the case that “a routine inspection of a Nabisco cracker facility” is necessary during the shutdown, however.
The FDA conducts about 8,400 inspections a year, or an average of 160 a week. Gottlieb said riskier foods account for about a third of the food covered by the agency’s domestic inspections.
Some more information here:
Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (@SGottliebFDA) There’s discussion today that we’ve “stopped” high risk food surveillance inspections. Fact: We’re working to continue those inspections. It’s true in 2013 shutdown, those inspections were stopped. We’ve taken a different posture based on sound public health and legal rationale.
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The shutdown has had a severe impact on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with cuts that could put Americans’ health at risk moving forward. Guardian environment reporter Oliver Milman reports :
More than 13,000 employees at the EPA are not at work, with just 794 people deemed essential staff currently undertaking the agency’s duties.
Routine activities such as checks on regulated businesses, clean-ups of toxic superfund sites and the pursuit of criminal polluters have been paused since 28 December. Disaster relief payments to people harmed by hurricanes Michael and Florence have been delayed. Preparations to battle wildfires in Alaska have been hampered. Testing to ensure toxic chemicals aren’t leaking into the lower Cape Fear river in North Carolina has been halted. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami have suspended work on predicting the next storm season, in the wake of a punishing series of hurricanes in 2018. Read more here:
‘It’s a nightmare’: Americans’ health at risk as shutdown slashes EPA Read more Facebook Twitter Google plus 11.24pm GMT 23:24
An estimated 35.3 million people watched Trump speak live on Tuesday night in his televised address that used falsehoods and misleading statistics to claim there was a crisis at the US-Mexico border.
Here are some stats on viewers from Nielsen, via the AP:
Fox News Channel with 8.044 million viewers and CBS with 8.043 million were in a virtual dead heat as the top destination. NBC was third with 7 million, followed by ABC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox broadcasting.
The total, which came from 11 separate networks that decided to air the speech live, was about 10m fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address.
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo is facing some backlash for a joke he made about the #MeToo movement while telling reporters to move back earlier today:
Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) Andrew Cuomo just had a semi-impromptu gaggle with reporters.
It started with an aide asking us to move back a few steps to give him room.
“I’ll bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement,” Cuomo said. pic.twitter.com/fLe5ddnIyJ
January 9, 2019 Trump has repeatedly mocked the #MeToo movement, and so have some Democrats:
Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) Trump has made plenty of jokes about the #metoo movement on the campaign trail, but so have Dem politicians. See Cuomo below, and also this awkward John Kerry exchange from November: https://t.co/TPwpN3vXcq https://t.co/AQC8mOGBKt
January 9, 2019 Erica Vladimer (@EricaArden) Electeds, please take note: our trauma is not a joke. Our calls for a safe working environment are not funny. Making a mockery of the #MeToo movement won’t score you points. We want allies in office who will change the culture, not comedians who laugh at our expense. https://t.co/Kaa5vdia0y
January 9, 2019 Facebook Twitter Google plus 10.59pm GMT 22:59
Here’s what we know about the Situation Room meeting Trump called a “waste of time”.
There was candy. Butterfingers, Babe Ruth’s, M&Ms and possibly skittles. It resolved nothing.
The Democratic leaders tried to humanize the shutdown by talking about its impacts, according to a congressional aide.
They emphasized that Democrats do want borders security – but that a wall wouldn’t stop the flow of drugs or illegal border crossings.
Trump, according to the aide, talked about “thousands” storming the border and claimed without evidence that large numbers of women being trafficked over the border “with tape over their mouths”.
Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) Per a congressional aide familiar with the meeting, Trump talked about a large numbers of women being trafficked over the border with tape over their mouths. Unclear of the evidence supporting that claim.
January 9, 2019 At one point during the discussion, the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said: “You are using people as leverage. Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?
According to the aide, Trump replied: “Because then you won’t give me what I want.”
Trump then asked Pelosi if he “quickly” re-opened the government would she support a wall in 30 days. The speaker said she would not.
“What’s the point?” Trump responded. In a disputed account, he slammed his hands on table. But all agreed that it ended with him saying: “Bye bye”
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US Coast Guard employees impacted by the government shutdown were given tips on how to make up for lost wages: consider babysitting, dog-walking or holding a garage sale, according to a new report in the Washington Post .
Those suggestions apparently came in a five-page tip sheet that also said: “Bankruptcy is a last option.”
David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) US govt to Coast Guard: While you’re working without pay, why not sell your possessions for a little extra cash? https://t.co/4jptOssLwQ
January 9, 2019 The Coast Guard gets funding from homeland security and currently has roughly 6,400 employees on indefinite furlough, along with 2,100 working without pay, the paper reported.
A spokesperson told the Post that the suggestions in the tip sheet did not “reflect the Coast Guard’s current efforts to support our workforce during this lapse in appropriations”, and that the “guidance” had now been removed from its website.
Updated at 11.45pm GMT
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Sam Levin here, taking over our live coverage of the government shutdown as negotiations have once again failed. A quick summary of key highlights from the day:
Donald Trump abruptly ended a meeting with Democratic leaders, calling it a “total waste of time”.
The president met with Senate Republicans in a closed-door meeting earlier, urging them to “stick together”. Some Republicans have said they would support reopening the government without wall funding , but Trump has claimed the GOP is “unified”. Trump also claimed he has the “absolute right” to declare an emergency , saying the “threshold” for the declaration is if he can’t broker a deal with Congress. House Democrats are planning to start passing individual spending bills that would reopen closed departments in hopes of ratcheting up pressure on Republicans. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said the the president was using federal workers as “hostages through a temper tantrum”. News broke that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down . Billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not be running for president , but that he plans to spend at least $40m on impeachment efforts. Updated at 11.45pm GMT
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IAS officer Shah Faesal resigns from services to ‘protest killings’ in Kashmir | India News
Mayawati IAS officer Shah Faesal resigns from services to ‘protest killings’ in Kashmir Shah Faesal, the 2010 batch IAS topper, on Wednesday said he has decided to resign from the Indian Administrative Service to protest the alleged unabated “killings in Kashmir and marginalisation of Indian Muslims”. He made the announcement in a Facebook post. TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 20:15 IST Highlights In the Facebook post, he did not disclose his future plans but according to sources, he is likely to join politics Faesal, 35, hails from the Lolab valley in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir Shah Faesal (Photo: Facebook) Related Videos IAS officer resigns to protest… NEW DELHI: IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday announced his resignation from the services to “protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir”. The 2010 batch topper, who returned to Kashmir last week, took to Facebook to annouce his decision. In the FB post, he wrote, “To protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union government; the marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens; insidious attacks on the special identity of the J&K state and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland India in the name of hypernationalism, I have decided to resign from Indian Administrative Service. “I wish to remind the regime of the day that subversion of public institutions like RBI, CBI and NIA has the potential to decimate the Constitutional edifice of this country and it needs to be stopped. I wish to reiterate that voices of reason in this country cannot be muzzled for long and the environment of siege will need to end if we wish to usher in true democracy,” he said. He further wrote, “I am thankful to my family, friends and well-wishers for supporting me in this amazing journey in IAS. One of my important tasks here-after will be train and guide aspiring civil servants to help them in achieving this dream. Faesal, however, did not disclose his future plans but according to sources, he is likely to join politics. He will be addressing a press conference on Friday to share his future plans. Faesal is currently a Fullbright Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. NC chief Omar Abdullah while tweeting about the development wrote, “The bureaucracy’s loss is politics’ gain. Welcome to the fold @shahfaesal.” The bureaucrat has often caught himself in controversy for his outspoken statements. In July last year, the Jammu and Kashmir government initiated disciplinary action against him for his tweet about frequent rapes in the country. Faesal had posted a tweet saying, “Population +patriarchy +illiteracy +alcohol +porn +technology +anarchy = rapistan”. Omar Abdullah had objected to the action against Faesal and said the Centre’s department of personnel and training (DoPT) seemed to be determined to “chase the bureaucrat out of civil service.” He is likely to join the NC very soon, and is eyeing the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, sources added. Faesal hails from the Lolab valley in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News . Read Post a comment All Comments () + ^ Back to Top Characters Remaining: 3000