THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- Trump Aftermath! President Trump doubled down Sunday evening on criticism of congressional Democrats over stalled negotiations to secure the future of an Obama-era program shielding immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation — while also denying claims from his opponents in Congress that he’s a racist. Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, that he and congressional Republicans were “ready, willing and able to make a deal” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, “but Democrats don’t want to.” The president and Congress are attempting to reach a deal on comprehensive immigration reform as part of a federal spending bill that Congress must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Trump and Republicans are seeking increased funds for border security and changes to the lottery and so-called “chain migration” immigration programs in exchange for providing permanent protection for so-called “Dreamers.” Democrats have balked at such conditions, which has prompted Trump to repeatedly criticize their leadership this weekend.
1:20pm- Not a Racist!
1:30pm- Guest: Paris Dennard, Republican Strategist and former Bush White House Director for Black Outreach.
12:05pm- False Alarm! After Hawaii emergency officials confirmed that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, they said the employee who pushed the wrong button feels awful about the panic-inducing incident. Vern Miyagi, who oversees the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said at a news conference late Saturday that the civil defense employee who pushed the wrong button regrets what took place. “This guy feels bad, right. He’s not doing this on purpose – it was a mistake on his part and he feels terrible about it,” said Miyagi in a press conference Saturday afternoon. Miyagi, a retired Army major general, said the employee would be “counseled and drilled so this never happens again,” but he did not say whether there would be disciplinary measures. Rather than triggering a test of the system, it went into actual event mode. He confirmed that to trigger the alert, there is a two-step process involving only one employee — who both triggers the alarm, then also confirms it. “There is a screen that says, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?'” Miyagi said. The employee confirmed the alert, inadvertently causing a panic in a state already on edge over saber-rattling missile threats from North Korea.
12:20pm- The Aftermath (Reaction) Multiple celebrities — including Jim Carrey, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jeffrey Wright — criticized President Trump after the missile scare Saturday in Hawaii.
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