As has been pointed out countless times before, this is completely false. China’s undervaluation of its currency came to an end long before Trump even descended down the escalator inside Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. Yet during his campaign, he regularly bashed China for hurting American manufacturers by manipulating its currency, vowing that on his first day in office, he would declare China a currency manipulator.
“I do watch Fox in the morning, and their ratings have gone through the roof because everyone knows I’m watching Fox,” claimed Trump. “But they’re pleasant. And if I do something wrong they report on it. I don’t mean they — if I do something wrong. But it’s really, honestly it’s the most accurate.”Trump turned his disdain to Cuomo, who went toe-to-toe with his counselor Kellyanne Conway just yesterday.”He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred,” said Trump. “And … the entire CNN platform is that way.”It was then Lemon’s turn to be bashed.”This Don Lemon, who’s perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting, Don Lemon at night it’s like — sometimes they’ll have a guest who by mistake will say something good. And they’ll start screaming, we’re going to commercial,” said Trump. “They cut him off. Remember? I’ve seen things where by mistake somebody they bring in a guest and it turns out to be a positive. And they go, I mean they get just killed. The level of hatred.” Still, despite his loathing for CNN, Trump did compliment contributor and supporter Jeffrey Lord.”Poor Jeffrey Lord. I love Jeffrey Lord. But sometimes he’s sitting there with eight unknown killers that nobody ever heard of,” Trump told Time. “And CNN actually is not doing nearly as well as others. They’re all doing well because of me.”Later in the day on Thursday, Trump went back and found a tweet from Rosie O’Donnell from last year in which she called for FBI director James Comey to be fired. Trump quoted her tweet, saying “We finally agree on something Rosie.”
My immigrant mama has been mistreated, harassed, and discriminated against so many times that she began to internalize it. She apologizes for her imperfect English. When in public, she speaks only when spoken to. She worries for herself and for her family and has nightmares about her deportation and our separation. Even when she doesn’t say it, I can tell she feels isolated and alone in this country. Loss has defined the last twenty years of her life. And before now, I have never once acknowledged her wounds or accepted the invitation to understand her pain. My Mamas Day card will be both an apology and a love letter for the strongest warrior I know.It’ll say: It’s harder than ever to be an immigrant mama. Eres mi heroe.