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Immigration / Separated Families / Trump / Merkley Interview #1126302

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's language on immigration & his gaslighting the public on the issue of separating children from immigrant parents introduced; photos of immigrant children shown. [Yesterday, Homeland Seurity Secretary Kirstjen NIELSEN - defends the separation policy: question is offensive.] [On Fox yesterday, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS - hopes immigrants get the message.] Trump tweets on immigration criticizing Democratic policies quoted. [TRUMP - talks about the immigration process; how we have thousands of border judges; accuses Democrats of creating loopholes preventing detaining families together.] The facts on judges cited.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The meeting of Trump with House Republicans about immigration bills, the momentum in Congress for ending zero tolerance & the child separation issue discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Kaitlan Collins) What happened at the Trump-Congress meeting with immigration only touched on among other issues, his praise of Nielsen's briefing performance, what Ivanka Trump told him about the children discussed; statement from deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah† about what Trump wants on immigration quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Jeff Merkley† about Trump & immigration. [MERKLEY - says Trump is incapable of taking responsibility for what he has done; worries about the legislative process, his use of children to gain legislative leverage, the prospects for a narrow or wider immigration bill; comments on Trump's deterrence arguments & his fallacious arguments over immigration.] Other material: [TRUMP - says Democrats love open borders: let in gang members: potential voters.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana;
Collins, Kaitlan

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