Hannity blasts border deal as ‘garbage compromise’ | BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally
Fox’s Hannity blasts border deal as garbage compromise: Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night criticized the bipartisan deal that would prevent another government shutdown, interrupting his coverage of President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso, Texas, to deliver his take.
“On this new so-called compromise,” Hannity said, “I’m getting details — $1.3 billion? That’s not even a wall, a barrier. … We will get back into this tomorrow. Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain — look at this crowd.”
Other conservative critics of the deal include some Republican lawmakers, such as North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, head of the Freedom Caucus.
“This does not represent a fraction of what the president has promised the American people,” Meadows told The Washington Post. “I don’t speak for the president but I can’t imagine he will be applauding something so lacking.”
The agreement would provide nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers, below Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion. U.S. stocksSPX, +0.94%DJIA, +1.04%look on track to rally Tuesday following news of the deal.
Beto O’Rourke viewed as bothering Trump, as BBC cameraman attacked: Former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke got under Trump’s skin in El Paso, according to an NBC News report.
As O’Rourke and Trump held dueling rallies in the Texas city on Monday night, the president referred to O’Rourke as “a young man who’s got very little going for himself, except he’s got a great first name.” Trump tried to understate the size of O’Rourke’s protest rally, the report adds. “That may be the end of his presidential bid,” Trump also said of O’Rourke, who is considering a White House run.
Also at the president’s rally in El Paso, a Trump supporter wearing a Make America Great Again cap shoved and swore at a BBC cameraman. Trump saw the attack and confirmed the cameraman was well with a thumbs up after it happened, the BBC noted.
Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly, Giffords’s husband, to run for Senate seat vs. Republican McSally: Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut and husband of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, said Tuesday that he will run for a Senate seat against incumbent Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
McSally was appointed last year to the seat, which was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. Then-congresswoman Giffords was among 19 people shot in 2011 during a constituent event in Tucson.
The video that Kelly has used to announce his candidacy is generating buzz, with one reporter describing it in a tweet as “immensely powerful.”
Harrison Ford slams Trump administration as on the wrong side of history: Harrison Ford criticized the Trump administration as he delivered a plea for protecting the oceans in a speech Tuesday at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
“Around the world, elements of leadership — including in my own country — to preserve their state and the status quo, deny or denigrate science,” said the “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” star.
“They are on the wrong side of history,” Ford added.
The actor stressed the importance of acknowledging the effects of climate change, as he clearly targeted Trump without saying the president’s name, an Associated Press report said.
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