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The Morning Briefing: Trump, Hillary on Sunday TV and Much, Much More

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at Alumni Coliseum in Richmond, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Good Monday morning.

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

  • The president and first lady travel to Florida and Georgia.

Trump on “60 Minutes”

President Trump appeared on “60 Minutes” last night. If you want to watch the videos you can head over to YouTube, or you can visit the “60 Minutes” website. Here’s a transcript.

Politico describes:

President Donald Trump defied climate scientists, intelligence specialists and even his own defense secretary on Sunday evening, capping a week of freewheeling press engagements with a sprawling primetime network television interview in which he portrayed himself as an isolated but eminently empowered commander in chief.

Trump was all over the place in the interview, so I recommend you just watch it or read the transcript. It’s worth watching.

Related:

Trump: ‘I don’t trust everybody in the White House’

Clintons going on tour, will promote message of incivility, sexual harassment excuses

These two are the gift that keeps on giving. Hillary and Bill are going on tour for the midterm elections. I think this will hurt the Democrats more than help, especially since they are peddling a message of incivility. Voters don’t like street violence or civil unrest, so if they are going around to preach a message of violent discord and chaos I say good luck with that.

I’m guessing that the Democrat Party doesn’t have any control over Clinton, Inc. There is just no good reason for these two to showcase themselves after Hillary lost the presidency.

Hillary made an appearance on “CBS This Morning” and wants you to know that Bill should not have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Clinton said she didn’t think her husband’s affair with Lewinsky, which began in 1995 when Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern, was an abuse of power, arguing that Lewinsky was an adult at the time.

Clinton was asked if, in retrospect, her husband should have resigned in the wake of the scandal, to which Clinton replied, “absolutely not.”

Right. Not an abuse of power. Will Hillary’s logic fly in the face of the #metoo movement? We will see if anyone calls her out. You can watch that interview here.

Some important stories:

Fusion GPS Founder ‘In Real Legal Jeopardy’ Over Inconsistent Testimony, GOP Lawmaker Says

Rep. Jim Jordan on threat to subpoena Rod Rosenstein; Rep. Ratcliffe on seeking answers from Fusion GPS

Portland’s Mayor Defends Police Non-Response To Antifa’s Anarchy

Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on ‘severe punishment’ threat over Khashoggi

German Press Reveals Saudi Spook Saga Behind Khashoggi Disappearance

Historical picture of the day:

Following a large air raid by German bombers, local people, coming out of their air raid shelters found a bus standing on end in a large crater, in Balham, London, Oct. 15, 1940. (AP Photo/Staff/Worth)

Other morsels:

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry announce pregnancy

Very sad. Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sounds familiar. Honduran migrant group grows, heading for United States

This is so crazy. Woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building

Doritos lure runaway pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ home

White male ‘gun nuts’ are ‘biggest terrorist organization on the planet,’ Tennessee Dem ally wrote online: report

Chinese ambassador to US says Beijing doesn’t know who to deal with

Donna Brazile: Kanye ‘repeated bad stereotypes about black people’ in White House visit

Stacey Abrams: Voter ID law meant to ‘scare people out of voting’

Biological Male Wins World Championship In Women’s Cycling

Cipollone to replace McGahn as top White House lawyer

Alabama grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

NBC issues correction after Trump’s Robert E. Lee comment

Bodies of 11 Infants Found in Ceiling of Former Funeral Home

NYPD Accused of Protecting Pro-Trump Street Gang Who Beat People While Screaming Anti-Gay Slurs

This guy is a real disappointment Sasse says the digital revolution is “undermining” Americans’ sense of local community

Statue of Revolutionary War general vandalized with “googly eyes”

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin goes full Rambo, throws grenades in new Twitter video

Burger King Crowned Fastest Drive-Thru Chain in America’

She claimed a 9-year-old boy groped her. Then she apologized.

Voting access becomes flashpoint in midterms just weeks away from Election Day

Cool story. Trump just met with a classic-rock legend and a missile-defense expert — and it was the same guy

The most popular Halloween candy in every US state

Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

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