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The Morning Briefing: Florence is Coming and Much, Much More

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks during a a briefing on Hurricane Florence at The White House in Washington, DC, September 11, 2018. Credit: Chris Kleponis / CNP | usage worldwide Photo by: Chris Kleponis/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Good Wednesday 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 Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception
  • President Trump participates in a roundtable with supporters
  • The president delivers remarks at a dinner with supporters


The media is priming you to blame President Trump for whatever happens following Hurricane Florence’s landfall. This is a very dangerous storm and by all means, get the hell out if authorities are telling you to leave. Some want this to be a political event. It’s not. The media should be focused on transmitting information to its audience, not preparing a post-tragedy narrative.

With more than 48 hours before Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall Democrats are already listing the causes of President Trump’s “poor response” to the aftermath.

Democratic Illinois Rep Luis Gutierrez, appearing on “All In” with Chris Hayes on MSNBC Tuesday night, attacked President Trump for not being “prepared” for Hurricane Florence.

Gutierrez said, “You know what I fear, is the calamity, because of the lack of coordination of the government, with the National Guard, and with local government. The lack of responsiveness and preparedness of this government, because the president wants to find out who was the one that wrote that op-ed piece about the chaos in the White House.”

Gutierrez added, “He’s (Trump) so consumed by the calamity in the chaos that exists, he’s not really prepared and focused, because he spends every weekend golfing, instead of preparing.”


You can follow the National Hurricane Center Atlantic for the latest hurricane information. Stay safe and evacuate if you are in a dangerous area.

Guy who hates Trump releases nasty anti-Trump book

Lots of excitement about Bob Woodward’s anti-Trump Tiger Beat book, but really, I can’t muster up any interest. We already know from Fire and Fury that people love to smack talk Trump and portray themselves as “really important” and “in the know” with the administration. Eh, we’ve heard all these stories before: Trump’s crazy, Trump eats two scoops of ice cream, Trump watches the gorilla channel.

Some of the people mentioned in the book are disputing the stories: “I would have been happy to correct them if Mr. Woodward or any member of his staff would have called me, as a person they were quoting, for standard fact-checking,” Chris Christie said.

This is all part of the 2018 midterm election campaign and the strategy to saturate the media with stories of how unstable and crazy Trump is.


The “Top Takeaways” from the Woodward book the MSM wants you to know

Woodward book: Cursing Trump told Christie he was ‘jinxing’ campaign

1M copies of Woodward’s Trump White House book printed to meet demand

General threat roundup, sponsored by the deranged media:

A California man tried to stab a GOP congressional candidate — but his knife didn’t work

CNN Host Doesn’t Ask Swalwell About Attempted Stabbing on His GOP Opponent

Police investigate a threat of mass murder against Trump supporters – from a tweet

Historical picture of the day:

Dazed residents of Galveston, Texas, wander through debris-laden streets and amid wind-ripped homes, after enduring a double blow by Hurricane Carla and its attendant tornado, Sept. 12, 1961. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Tucker EXCLUSIVE: Email Reveals Google Exec’s Effort to Help Hillary Clinton in 2016

Trump inclined to pick Emmet Flood for White House counsel: report

Bernie Sanders’s son falls short in New Hampshire primary

Top Counterintelligence Official Claims Obama State Department ‘Indulged In Sexual Favors’ At Moscow Ritz

Trump administration adopts new definition of anti-Semitism in schools

Palestinians file war crimes claim against Israel

OxyContin makers secretly ran massive knockoff opioid firm

MGM offers deal to shooting victims it’s suing

‘I’m Not For That Third Gender Sh*t’; NY Democrat Accused of Using Transphobic Slur

Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting ‘USA! USA!’

Following Obama’s lead, George W. Bush is hitting the campaign trail ahead of the November midterms

Police arrest man accused of being active gunman at Los Angeles hospital

Departing CEO Les Moonves could get $100M from CBS, latest in huge golden parachutes for corporate chiefs

Jim Sciutto named co-anchor of CNN mid-morning news program

Mattis on Assad using chemical weapons: ‘He’s been warned’

China Goes Digital In Crackdown On Religion, Online Religious Instructors Forced To Register And Qualify As ‘Politically Reliable’

Congress To Vote On Whether To Ban You From Eating Pets

Susan Collins Tells Left-Wing Activists To Stop Bribing Her Over Kavanaugh Vote

Court holds that protesters can’t sue Trump for getting booted from campaign rally

Pope to meet with head of US Bishops’ Conference over sex abuse, cover-up scandal

Gawker to relaunch in early 2019

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