Thanks to the City of Charlotte and the @NBA for organizing an excellent @NBAAllStarAllStar weekend. The 🐺 pack really enjoyed. We return now to our regularly scheduled work. See you later today @CNNSitRoomin the 5-7PM ET
My former @CNN colleague and friend @IshaSesayCNN hosted the @NBA in Africa All-Star Weekend luncheon where Commissioner Adam Silver announced the creation of a 12 team professional basketball league in Africa starting next year.
Alberto Ibargüen & I presented @rapplerdotcom CEO @mariaressa w/ the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award at @ICFJ in DC. Philippine authorities have just arrested her in Manila. She’s a former @CNN correspondent. @pressfreedom calls this a “campaign of intimidation.”
The U.S. Treasury Department says that the national debt has increased by $2 trillion ($2,000,000,000,000) since President Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. That's with Republicans in control of the House and Senate. The national debt is now almost $22 trillion.
At a Republican presidential debate in 2016, I asked @realDonaldTrump: "If you don't get an actual check from the Mexican government for $8 billion or $10 billion or $12 billion, whatever it will cost, how are you going to make them pay for the wall?" Here's his response:
After US intelligence chiefs disagreed w/ @realDonaldTrump on national security issues, he tweeted today perhaps they “should go back to school.” In 2015, he said: “I know more about ISIS than the generals. Believe me.” He's also said: “I know more about technology than anybody.”
Remember - it’s not just 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay during this partial government shutdown, it’s also their family members who have been directly impacted.