The Morning Briefing: Trump Flips on 2A, Hicks Out and Much, Much More

From far left, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, President Donald Trump and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., look across the table in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the President’s agenda today:

  • The President receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump hosts a meeting on school safety
  • President Trump has lunch with the Vice President and the Secretary of Defense
  • The President meets with members of the Senate

Gun control reboot

Yesterday, the President held a bipartisan meeting on school safety and gun control. It was a nightmare. Trump taunted lawmakers by telling them “you’re afraid of the NRA.” He’ll soon find out why politicians are afraid of the NRA during the 2018 elections if he doesn’t walk balk some of the insanity he was tossing about in that meeting.

Some of the ridiculous changes to firearm laws Trump seemed amenable to include outlawing private guns sales, raising the age to 21 to buy a long gun, and taking people’s guns without due process. Like I said, what a dumpster fire. Not one of those things will stop criminal maniacs from getting a firearm.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is a crappy, over-priced place to buy anything a firearm will not sell “assault-style” weapons. Quick question: what is the difference between an “assault-style” long gun and a long gun that is not “assault-style”? Let me know in the comments. Sadly, Walmart, where I occasionally purchase Federal 12ga 8 shot but will not do so any longer, says it will not sell firearms to consumers who are under the age of 21.e


President Trump mentioned in his gun control conclave that he was going to issue an executive order banning bump stocks. And in a mind-blowing move, Trump dismissed Rep. Steve Scalise when he suggested national reciprocity be included in any gun legislation.


WaPo: Why are Senate Dems torpedoing their own gun bill?

Parkland students Hogg, Kasky to be featured guests on Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’

Bill that would offer $500 to teachers willing to carry guns advances in Florida

A Georgia high-school teacher is in custody after barricading himself in a classroom and firing one gunshot, police say

Texas private school arming administrators with guns

LOLOL Students grabbing guns from officers highlights dangers of weapons at school

RUSSIA-collusion investigation

Mueller Asking Witnesses If Trump Helped Release Hacked Dem Emails, Report Says

Kushner business secured loans from bank bigs after White House meetings

Sessions defends himself against extraordinary Trump attack, says he’ll ‘continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor’

Washington Post: Trump refers to Jeff Sessions as ‘Mr. Magoo’

Hope Hicks bounces from the White House


She hadn’t really been in there very long, but White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is leaving.

A tearful Hicks announced her departure to the White House communications team Wednesday afternoon, a source inside the room told CNN. She referenced how many years she had worked for Trump, said she has always wanted the best for him and that she felt like now was the right time to go — which some in the room took as a reference to the speculation she’s leaving in light of her testimony. She thanked the team and said she will miss them all.

During her grueling 9-hour, closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI), Hicks admitted that her job in the administration required her to tell “white lies.” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-NY) immediately leaked her testimony to the press because that is what he always does. Every politician has a press shop that tells white lies. All of them, but the #resistance is excited that Hicks “admitted” to spinning to the press. Sheesh.


More than 30 White House aides stripped of top secret security clearances: report

Your daily WTF:

KFC faces gravy shortage in United Kingdom after rebounding from chicken panic


Other morsels:

Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

Model, “sex guru” claim Trump-Russia dirt in bid for freedom

Cindy and Meghan McCain hit back at President Trump for attacking ailing Sen. John McCain

California has worst ‘quality of life’ in US, study says

Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan delivers anti-Semitic speech

Jake Tapper Calls Out Louis Farrakhan’s Bigotry In Tweet Storm

Alabama Senate approves bill allowing Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property

Acting ICE director to Oakland mayor: ‘We’re not going away’

Google hit with sexual harassment lawsuit alleging ‘bro culture’

Woman accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake

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


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