Good Thursday morning.
Here’s what is on the President’s agenda today:
- In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
- Later in the morning, the President will meet with Senator Tom Cotton.
- In the afternoon, the President will meet with the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.
- Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a briefing with senior military leaders.
- In the evening, the President and the First Lady will have dinner with Senior Military leaders and their spouses.
What we know about the Las Vegas Massacre:
Yesterday, President Trump visited UMC (a hospital) in Las Vegas and met with first responders, doctors, victims and law enforcement. We had one press conference from the Vegas police that provided us with new information. Here is a timeline of the events of that night according to law enforcement. Sheriff Lombardo said there is evidence that the gunman was planning on escaping but did not get any more specific. Lombardo also said they suspect the gunman had an accomplice — he had superpowers to pull off the kind of attack he did.
We also learned the gunman specifically asked for the suite he used as a sniper’s nest to kill 58 people and injure almost 500. The suite was unavailable when he checked into the hotel on Thursday, so he moved in on Saturday when it became available. He did not pay for the room; it was comped by the hotel.
Marilou Danley, the gunman’s girlfriend, returned to the U.S. yesterday and spent hours with the FBI. Through her attorney, Danley said she had no idea the gunman was “planning violence against anyone.” Her statement asserted, “He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.”
Even more horrifying, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a source disclosed the gunman was firing at the aviation fuel tanks. “The bullets left two holes in one of two circular white tanks. One of the bullets penetrated the tank, but did not cause a fire or explosion near the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, another knowledgeable source said late Wednesday.” Imagine if those had exploded!
Parade of jackasses
Sex-tape starlet Kim Kardashian weighed in on the gun-control issue.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 4, 2017
When the Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment we didn’t have Twitter or the Internet, idiot. Should we get rid of those too?
On the brighter side:
Picture of the day:
And that’s all I’ve got, now beat back the angry mob!