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The Morning Briefing: Thou Shall Not Talk About 9/11 and Much, Much More

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Good Monday morning.

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

  • The president participates in a roundtable discussion on the economy and tax reform in Burnsville, Minn.

Are we allowed to talk about 9/11?

Recently, a video was revealed of Jew-hater Rep. Ilhan Omar dismissively talking about the 9/11 attacks carried out by Islamic terrorists, describing the perpetrators as “some people” who did “some things.” The attack left almost 3,000 people dead, and many first responders sick and dying. But, you know, just “some things.”

Omar was properly admonished by a horrified public. But, wait. Not everyone was horrified by Omar’s remarks. They were horrified that people were horrified by Omar’s remarks. The New York Post responded to the cavalier description of the attack by Islamic terrorists by posting a picture of the burning twin towers informing her about the “some things” she referenced to. Yemeni bodega owners are boycotting the NYP for their cover. Why? What’s wrong with showing the worst terror attack on American soil in the history of this country?

President Trump used this opportunity to rip on Omar, who takes plenty of swipes at the president herself.

And now, the virtue signalers are claiming this Trump tweet is an incitement to violence. “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life — many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video. I thank the Capitol Police, the FBI, the House Sergeant at Arms, and the Speaker of the House for their attention to these threats,” Omar said in a statement released Sunday evening. Pelosi has stepped in to make sure the Capitol Police are going to protect Omar. (CNN also reproduced only part of Omar’s remarks. They left off the part about “some people did some things.” Clever.)

I wonder what kind of death threats the president gets as the #resistance media spends every single moment demonizing him as evil and declaring him the new Hitler? I wonder what kind of death threats Brett Kavanaugh got (gets?) after the media gave unfettered air time to absurd claims of rape rooms and roofies from the client of disgraced clown Michael Avenatti? What about death threats against Kirstjen Nielsen, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Betsy DeVos. The media and the left love to go after Republican women.

My how this situation is treated differently than say, the Covington Catholic episode. The left and the media, but I repeat myself, told us that the boys wearing the MAGA hats exercising their free speech should expect to be derided and get death threats. After all, they were wearing MAGA hats. They asked for it. But here, Omar should be allowed to make her political speech and she should not be criticized. Such a double standard.


Hilarious. WaPo Reporter: Omar Keeps ‘Falling Into These Traps’ With ‘Slips of the Tongue’

Rep. Tlaib Claims She And Other Progressives Are ‘Ignored’ By Party Leadership

Elizabeth Warren: ‘Donald Trump is trying to incite violence…’

O’Rourke: Trump inciting violence against Omar by sharing video

The Real Leaders Of The Democrats Want To Shut You Up

Outrage following Trump’s idea to send migrants to sanctuary cities

Why on earth are people so angry about Trump’s idea?

President Donald Trump “likes the idea” of busing migrants who cross the border illegally to so-called sanctuary cities, and the administration is looking into ways to put the plan into practice, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Sunday.

We’ve heard how terrific it is to accept thousands and thousands of migrants, some of whom may be sex/human traffickers, into our country. Why not welcome them into your friendly city?

“We’re looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review. The president likes the idea, and Democrats have said they want these individuals in their communities, so let’s see if it works and everybody gets a win out of it,” Sanders said.

I would go a step further. Let’s start a national program where people can adopt or take legal and financial responsibility for migrants and migrant families. If you participate, you can provide them shelter, help them integrate, learn English, develop skills to earn a living, pay for their medical expenses, pay taxes for their children’s education while they settle in with your family. Let’s see how many sanctuary city supporters step up to the plate, shall we?

Oh, hello there Cher.


Trump Insists He Has Legal Right to Move Detainees to Sanctuary Cities, and He’s Probably Right

White House “bracing” for full Mueller report

Politico wants you to know that the Mueller report “will likely include new details about Trump’s behavior that are at a minimum embarrassing.”  Yawn.

“In 400 pages there’s bound to be something the media will spin as embarrassing for the president and then that will be the story,” a White House official said. “But will it be collusion? Will it be obstruction? Will it be conspiracy? Will it be criminality? No, no, no and no.”

Alas, the left and the media, but I repeat myself, are so invested in Trump’s culpability there has to be a way to keep collusion hope alive.

Yet legal experts and Democratic investigators are watching for potentially damning new disclosures about everything from Trump’s efforts to stymie Mueller’s work to possible signs of Kremlin influence over the president which, even if not criminal, could raise serious national security alarms.

Here’s what the Barr letter says: “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election. As the report states: ‘[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.'”

The letter doesn’t say the investigation found “not enough evidence” or “not enough evidence to meet a criminal standard.” I’ve seen some of these Trump-deranged lunatics barking this lie on the spin circuit.

The report is expected this week, so get ready, it’s going to be bonkers.

Your daily WTF:

That is quite a collection. Man sues parents for throwing away his $26K porn collection

Historical picture of the day:

Hammerin Hank Aaron, who should soon become only the eighth major league player to attain 3,000 career hits, watches the ball during batting practice, Tuesday, April 15, 1970, in Atlanta Stadium. Aaron, who says he doesn’t consider baseball as being pressure, says he will try to relax his way into the record books in the hitting department but also has his eyes on the game?s most glamorous record-Babe Ruth’s 714th career home runs. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway)

Other morsels:

Who? Swalwell formally launches presidential bid

Swalwell says Second Amendment allows for gun control

Correcting Congressman Eric Swalwell on 1A (and 2A)

6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

White House snubs to Congress leaves Republicans as well as Democrats aghast

Tornadoes kill at least five as massive storm sweeps U.S. South

Walmart turns over some retail jobs to robots

Boston Globe pulls op-ed that suggested waiters ‘tamper’ with Trump officials’ food

Trump referred to current acting DHS chief as ‘an Obama guy’ during heated meeting: report

Country’s only black all-male college to admit transgender students in 2020

Women’s March Launches Petition To Ban Trump From Twitter And Facebook

Donations pour in for boy thrown from Mall of America balcony

Julian Assange’s lawyer: Poop-smearing story is total crap

Measles has killed over 1K people in Madagascar, most victims children

Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets standing ovation at Celtics-Pacers game

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down across US, Europe

Andrew McCarthy: Why isn’t Assange charged with ‘collusion with Russia?’

Tiger Woods’ Masters win makes one gambler $1.2 million richer

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays a concert at a US-Mexico border crossing to make a point

New Jersey governor signs law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives

Pete Buttigieg, little-known mayor turned presidential contender, makes historic bid

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