Trump rally, FaceApp privacy concerns and a moment of national unity: The Morning Rundown
The crowd at a Trump rally chanted "send her back!" as the president attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar.
"These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force for evil," President Donald Trump said about four Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday. Gerry Broome / AP
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"These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force for evil," Trump said about the four progressive congresswomen.
And when he singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with a litany of criticism, the crowd broke into a chant of "Send her back!"
Omar, who was born in Somalia, came to the U.S. as a child and is a naturalized citizen.
The campaign rally demonstrated what many analysts have suggested is a strategy to make the women Trump has branded as "socialists" the face of the Democratic Party as he seeks re-election.
Meantime, the House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for obstructing a probe into the administration's failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Ross dismissed the vote as "silly" and nothing more than "political theater."
The protesters are calling for the governor's resignation in the wake of corruption investigations and the leaking of 889 pages of a private chat between the governor and some of his officials and close associates.
The messages included profanity-laced, misogynistic and homophobic comments as well as cynical remarks about deaths following Hurricane Maria.
Rosselló said the chats were private remarks and has refused to step down.
Technology allowed millions of Americans to watch the first man walk on the moon together.
The TV ratings for the Apollo 11 landing are simply unimaginable today: 93 percent of people watching TV in America on July 19-20, 1969, saw a man land on the moon. In New York City, the statistic was 100 percent; no one with a television watched anything else.
It’s that sense of togetherness that still permeates the story of the Apollo 11 landing today. But, it’s a moment of national unity we’re unlikely to see again, blogger Ani Bundel writes in an opinion piece.
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