Good Tuesday morning.
Here is what's on the president's agenda today:
- The president and first lady travel to Pittsburgh to meet with victims' families of the Pittsburgh shooting.
After President Trump won the 2016 election, the media and the Democrats announced that they would do everything in their power to obstruct and ruin his presidency. They did not want Trump to succeed and they did not want America to prosper under Trump. This directive is the backdrop of every aspect of public discourse on Trump and Trump-related matters. And everything, EVERYTHING, is somehow related to Trump. (Really, Red Sox?)
The news on the Pittsburgh synagogue slaughter falls into this category and the strongest narrative on the tragedy is that Trump inspired this/is responsible because he hates Jews/is antisemitic/didn't condemn the white supremacists or whatever flimsy excuses the resistance needs to blame Trump. In reality, Trump is probably the most pro-Israel president the U.S. has ever had. I'm Jewish and I think he's done right by Israel.
Those of us who are not in the #resistance are getting lectured on toning down our rhetoric from left-wing hysterics shouting all kinds of slanderous and intemperate accusations. GQ columnist Julia Ioffe, in reference to synagogue shooting, claimed that Trump has radicalized more people than ISIS. "I think this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization. And this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did. I mean, the way he talks, the way he — the way he... ” Ioffe said.
So I am supposed to believe that calling Trump supporters Nazis, white supremacists, sexists, and homophobes is just the right thing to do but Trump's rhetoric is pouring gasoline on a burning fire of crazy activists? Or perhaps violence in the name of the leftist agenda is just fine? I think that's it.
Greg Gutfeld makes this point:
- CNN’s Don Lemon: “The president of the United States is racist.”
- MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “Even Albert Einstein may have ended up in a Nazi concentration camp with Donald Trump's viewpoint on immigration.”
- MSNBC’s Donnie Deutsch: “If you vote for Trump, then you the voter, you - not Donald Trump – are standing at the border like Nazis going ‘you here, you here.’”
You want hate? You spend two years calling a guy Hitler, a racist, a traitor, and insane — then you blame him for violence cuz.. of nicknames?
Also, big lefty donor Tom Steyer is running Facebook ads comparing Trump to Saddam Hussein.
Sane people know what's going on here.
Which extreme, lefty media clowns, caused this with their irresponsible rhetoric? Florida GOP headquarters hit with bullets in possible 'drive-by shooting,' party leader says
Trump sends 5,200 troops to the border
President Trump is sending 5,200 troops to the border to help control the thousands of South Americans heading to the U.S.
Homeland Security and Pentagon officials said Monday that they will send 5,200 troops, military helicopters and giant spools of razor wire to the Mexican border in the coming days to brace for the arrival of Central American migrants President Trump is calling “an invasion.”
I think it's important for Trump to set an example that the U.S. is serious about protecting its border. Hopefully a strong showing will dissuade people from trying to enter the U.S. in this way. It's dangerous.
"We are preparing for the contingency of large groups of arriving persons in the next several weeks,” Kevin K. McAleenan, the top U.S. border security official. “We will not allow a large group to enter the United States in an unsafe and unlawful manner.”
Immigrant advocacy groups and the American Civil Liberties Union blasted the move to send military forces and said migrants are exercising their rights under international and federal laws to seek asylum in the United States. Many are walking toward the United States with their families and say they are escaping violence and grinding poverty back home.
“These migrants need water, diapers and basic necessities — not an army division,” Shaw Drake, policy counsel for the ACLU’s Border Rights Center in El Paso, said in a statement. “Sending active military forces to our southern border is not only a huge waste of taxpayer money but an unnecessary course of action that will further terrorize and militarize our border communities.”
The migrants have been offered jobs, schools, and residency in Mexico. The law dictates that people fleeing their home country looking for amnesty need to take it in the first country in which they arrive and that's Mexico. We will see how this plays out over the next week since these theatrics are really about manipulating the election.
If the people in the caravan are intent on entering the U.S. outside the legal procedure for doing so, what would you call that? Trump: Migrant caravan 'is an invasion'
Historical picture of the day:
And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!
I don't want to mention any suspects by name, but folks on Twitter are dropping hints by sharing cruise ship emojis.
Emerald Robinson is the Chief White House Correspondent for OAN.
More birthright citizenship.
Interesting quote from Sen. Jacob Howard (R-Mich.), who introduced the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Senate:
[E]very person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.” Cong. Globe, 39th Cong., 1st Sess. 2890 (1866). Library of Congress, Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.
Yet Garrett Epps, a constitutional law professor at the University of Baltimore, argued in The Atlantic that Sen. Howard wasn't listing foreigners, aliens, and those who belong to families of ambassadors and foreign ministers, but rather that the reference to "foreigners" and "aliens" only meant those "who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers."
What about the quote from “Honest Jake” Howard? Well, here’s the full quote: “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.” Anton quietly supplied the word orto make it appear that two different definitions were being offered—either a diplomat or a foreigner. But in fact, what Howard was saying was simple: American-born children of diplomats are not birthright citizens—because they and their parents are immune from American laws.
To be honest, I think Sen. Howard's quote reads more like a list, and that the "foreigners" and "aliens" he referenced were not only meant to refer to the families of diplomats. It seems Epps is reading too much into the fact that Howard didn't include an "or" between "aliens" and "who belong." But what do I know? I'm not a constitutional scholar...
It's both eerie and cool driving by this place on a moonlit night.