DC Daily: NAACP President says President Trump is 'a racist'

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jan 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-13 10:33:03-05

Here's what's happening in the political world Saturday, January 13, 2018.

NAACP President: "We know [President Trump's] a racist"

-- NAACP President Derrick Johnson slammed President Donald Trump's reportedly vulgar comments, calling the president "a racist."

"We know he's a racist. He's demonstrated that," Derrick Johnson said in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."

Johnson dismissed Trump's claim in a 2015 CNN interview in which he said he was "the least racist person." Johnson added President Trump is "a racist both in his actions and his words."

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President Trump: Democrats don't want a DACA deal

-- President Trump tweeted Saturday he doesn't believe Democratic lawmakers want to see a deal over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

"The Democrats are all talk and no action. They are doing nothing to fix DACA. Great opportunity missed. Too bad!" President Trump tweeted. He went on to repeat his tweet an hour later.

President Trump has said a deal over the DACA program needs to be tied with an agreement on immigration security. Though, bipartisan talks about a deal on DACA and immigration hit a snag this week, following the president's reportedly vulgar comments to a group of lawmakers regarding immigrants.

Iran slams Trump's sanctions, promises "severe" response

-- Iran pushed back on President Trump's sanctions targeting the country's judiciary.

President Trump waived key sanctions the U.S. lifted as part of the deal and added new sanctions on 14 Iranian individuals and entities, among them Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, head of Iran's judiciary, CNN reported.

Iran's Foreign Ministry said the move is a "hostile and illegal act" and "has gone way beyond all internationally accepted behavior red lines."

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