Rep. Steve King, the newly reelected Iowa Republican with a history of incendiary comments about race and immigration, dared a conservative magazine to show evidence that he had called immigrants “dirt.”
Republicans prepared closing ads for the midterms that would echo Ronald Reagan’s famous “morning in America” ads from 1984 and tout the strong economy, but President Donald Trump personally nixed them. Instead, according to a CNN report, Trump preferred to end the campaign by stirring up xenophobic paranoia about immigration.
The president’s incessant caravan bashing is hurting the GOP’s chances of keeping the House. That’s fine by him.
According to the latest official numbers from the Trump administration, which many believe to be a complete underestimate, there are still 66 children “separated” from their families and being held in detention centers. More than 12,000 children who arrived to the U.S. unaccompanied are also still detained. To discuss this story of theft, child abuse, and racism, Mehdi Hasan is joined by the legendary Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos.
The White House on Tuesday wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing Trump’s administration to separate children from parents. Liberal activists and others, including some from media outlets, tried to highlight the issue by tweeting photos of young people in steel cages that actually were taken during the Obama administration. Others seized on reports the government had “lost” more than 1,000 children, though that wasn’t quite the case.