‘Very smart people’: Trump adviser defends Cain and Moore Fed picks

Defends sex abuser and deadbeat? Pimping for profit!

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Larry Kudlow insisted Herman Cain and Stephen Moore are worthy and brushed off questions about their qualifications

Donald Trump’s controversial picks for the board of the Federal Reserve are “very smart people” worthy of the honour, a senior economic adviser insisted on Sunday while brushing off questions about the two men’s qualifications and past behaviour.

Related: Officials forced way in to Stephen Moore home after failure to pay ex-wife debts

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Trump under fire over Islamophobia after man threatens to kill Ilhan Omar

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Ocasio-Cortez also makes direct link between controversial remarks by Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro and threat against Omar

Donald Trump and Fox News are coming under fire for contributing to a climate of Islamophobia, following the arrest of a supporter of the president who threatened to kill Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota who was one of the first Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Related: Ilhan Omar: man arrested after he made death threat – then left contact details

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