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Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump has lunch with the secretary of State
  • The president delivers remarks at the Make America Great Again Rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Kavanaugh aftermath

Yesterday, President Trump performed a ceremonial swearing-in of the newest member of the Supreme Court. The president apologized to the Kavanaughs for the horrible treatment they were served courtesy of the lunatic left. You can watch Trump speak here.

The president was speaking candidly (is he ever not?) about the nasty confirmation process earlier in the day. At the WH, Trump took another swipe at the process and at Senator Blumenthal: “I’ve never seen anything like it. From the leaks of important documents to the statements they made to watching Blumenthal, who was a fraudster when it came to Vietnam. What he did was horrible."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also talked about the hostile process, describing the Senate as "under assault."

"I couldn’t be prouder of the Senate Republican Conference. We were standing up for the presumption of innocence in this country. … And secondly, we were literally under assault," McConnell said at a press conference in Kentucky. "These demonstrators, I’m sure some of them were well-meaning citizens. But many of them were obviously trying to get in our faces, to go to our homes. Basically almost attack us in the halls of the capitol.

"There was a full-scale effort to intimidate."

And if you think the operation is over now that Kavanaugh is confirmed, you would be wrong. This is the new normal -- every nomination and candidate will now be subject to salacious allegations, true or not. Every political difference will be mitigated with intimidation and physical confrontation. The left is unable to win on reason, argumentation and process so they will try to win by inflaming passions with hysterical rhetoric. Really, why shouldn't you punch that guy, he's a Nazi? He's a rapist, he's a gang rapist, he's going to over turn Roe v. Wade and on and on and on.

I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise, but a teacher in Minnesota wonders on Twitter who will shoot/kill Kavanaugh now that he is on the court. She was placed on paid leave for her remarks. I bet she's back in the classroom soon. And then there is the Georgetown professor who tweeted out that white, GOP senators deserve miserable deaths; she has been placed on research leave. These folks are educating your kids; they are validating the violent posture of the left.

Related:

Pelosi files FOIA request for records related to FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

Republicans Threaten Lawsuit After Bar Declines to Host Pro-Kavanaugh ‘Beers 4 Brett’ Party

Trump calls Kavanaugh accusations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'

Alaska GOP weighs reprimanding Murkowski over Kavanaugh vote

Rosenstein stays...for now

President Trump finally had that long-awaited meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. This meeting was a HUGE deal until it was overshadowed by the drunk-frat boy-rapist SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh. The media diverted their attention in the rapey direction and the meeting was postponed. Trump planned on meeting with Rosenstein to talk about Rosenstein's comments that he would wear a wire to help the deep state get Trump 25th amendment-ed.

Can you imagine the phone call or email to Rosenstein: "President Trump wants to meet with you on his airplane"? At least he didn't ask Rosenstein to take a helicopter ride. Alas, Rosenstein will not be fired.

President Donald Trump and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held their much-anticipated meeting aboard Air Force One on Monday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters traveling with the president.

Rosenstein accompanied the president to Orlando on Monday, where he addressed the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In his remarks at the convention, Trump thanked Rosenstein for joining him on the trip and said the two had a "very good talk." The president also joked about the intense press coverage his meeting with Rosenstein had garnered.

"The press wants to know, 'what did you talk about?'" Trump said, eliciting laughter from the crowd. "But we had a very good talk, I will say it. That became a very big story, actually folks. But we had a good talk."

The meeting lasted 45 minutes.

Your daily WTF:

Florida woman's 'Dirty Dancing' re-enactment in wine store leads to arrest, cops say

Cops Arrest ‘Man-Bunned Protester’ Who Allegedly Kept Yelling ‘Dad!’ at Trump During Rally

Historical picture of the day:

Iranian demonstration against the Shah in downtown Tehran, October 9, 1978. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Important: A Senate Democrat Reportedly Outsourced Parts Of The Trump-Russia Probe To Operative Linked To Soros, Fusion GPS

Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after fatal flooding in Central America

Florida Dems call on state officials to extend voter registration deadline ahead of hurricane

Trump, Kushner to meet with Kanye West at White House: report

Trump Administration Reveals Big Plan For Corn Farmers

Cotton growers vs. urban farmers: Bitter partisan fight threatens farm bill

Axios’ Jonathan Swan Points Out MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ Glaring Omission On Dems And The Supreme Court

Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist's disappearance

Friends of missing Saudi journalist fear he was murdered in Turkey

Drew Brees breaks NFL all-time passing yard record

Kanye West expected to meet with Trump at White House: report

Federal officials will round up 1,000 wild horses in California. Some may end up in slaughterhouses

Google drops out of contention for a $10 billion defense contract because it could conflict with its corporate values

Google+ to be killed after bug exposed up to 500,000 accounts

Trump seeks dismissal of Stormy Daniels hush money lawsuit

Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Antifa Protesters Block Portland Traffic, Nearly Start Riot During Patrick Kimmons Vigil

Hope Hicks has a new job

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

Inside the controversial ‘sex island’ trip making a comeback

Amazon sent 'charity' donations to group led by 'hardcore Islamist,' report says

Wow. The Latest: Records show limo owner was FBI informant

Are you serious? Only an idiot would buy this. Facebook announced a new $200 gadget that would put a camera and microphone in your home

And that's all I've got now go beat back the angry mob!

Targeting fail.

I keep getting ads for Beto O'Rourke... I'm glad they're wasting their money, though. Perhaps I'll have to contribute to Ted Cruz to show just how effective their advertising really is...

It's a shame nobody got to this Communist thug sooner, before he killed so many innocents.

There seems to be some doubt as to whether or not is real -- can anyone verify?

Lunch break.

Back shortly.