The Morning Briefing: Bus Full of Children Set on Fire and Much, Much More
Good Friday morning and TGIF.
Here is what's on President Trump's agenda today:
- The president and first lady travel to Mar-a-Lago
- The president and first lady participate in a working visit with Caribbean leaders
Migrant kidnaps 51 children, sets them on fire
We aren't supposed to talk about this, so as you read along, read it in a whisper voice in your head. The New York Times tell us that "an Italian school bus driver took 51 seventh graders hostage in northern Italy on Wednesday, pouring gasoline on the bus floor and later setting it afire." Yikes.
An Italian school bus driver? Well...he's not just an Italian, he is an "Italian of Senegalese origin." And this "Italian of Senegalese origin" decided to kidnap the children and kill them because he was upset people were dying as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to get to Europe. And who is responsible for these deaths? Trump? Almost...
A promise to curb migration from North Africa was a key factor in the election of Italy’s populist national government a year ago. Since then, the country — once a principal hub for migrants crossing the Mediterranean — has closed its ports to nongovernmental rescue vessels, to force other European countries to bear the burden of migrant landings.
The Italian interior ministry announced on Sunday that migrant arrivals were down 94 percent this year, compared to 2018.
He seems like a nice guy. "Italy's interior ministry said in a statement that the driver had been previously caught driving while drunk and had sexually assaulted a minor."
I can't imagine why Italy would not want more of this guy coming into their country, can you? What a horrendous story. Imagine if this freak had been successful at killing all these children? We probably wouldn't hear about this story either. No worries, this secret is safe with the media. Hush now.
Any day now: Mueller report is gonna be lit
Can you feel the giddiness in the air? The electricity? That is the energy you feel coming from the media and the never-Trump brigade jacked up on treasonous collusion with RUSSIA juice. The Mueller report is expected to be released and finally, finally we will learn...what exactly? Probably not that Trump is a RUSSIAN agent and probably not that Trump and the Trump campaign "colluded" with RUSSIA and Putin.
There was a Mueller sighting, CNN breathlessly reports. Here is how they describe the Mueller report environment:
So White House lawyers, Trump campaign flacks, key congressional offices and newsrooms are left counting the hours, poised to shape the end game of the most important investigation into a President's behavior in at least 20 years.
For everyone involved, it's like waiting for a jury in a big trial to reach its verdict: long stretches of edgy idleness are laced with the prospect of frenetic action and hugely consequential outcomes that could unfold at a moment's notice.
What a bunch of nutters. If Mueller had found any evidence that Putin is controlling Trump or that Trump teamed up with a foreign country to steal the election, do you think he would wait years to bring that forward as Trump-Putin ran the U.S.?
Depending on his conclusions, he could either lift the cloud of suspicion over alleged links to Russia that has darkened every day of the Trump administration.
By design there is a "suspicion over alleged links to RUSSIA." All by design. No matter that this report reveals, the Democrats and the Never Trumpers will simply declare Trump as guilty. Get ready for that.
MSNBC's brain trust Katy Tur never fails to deliver on this front.
MSNBC host Katy Tur suggested Thursday that it does not matter whether Robert Mueller's investigation finds evidence of direct collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia because the special counsel has already uncovered "quite a bit" of dirt on the president.
"Let's just put on the screen everybody who's been found guilty or already indicted in the Mueller investigations. Lots of faces, lots of pleas, and lots of indictments," Tur said, pointing out that Trump affiliates such as Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn have been found guilty of various crimes.
"They've already come up with quite a bit, regardless of whether or not there is direct collusion or conspiracy found between Donald Trump and his campaign, and the Russians," Tur added.
People have been punished for their association with Trump, which was the real point of the special counsel's investigation. None of those named by Tur were indicted for treasonous collusion with RUSSIA or anything remotely related to the left's fantasy that Trump won because he worked with RUSSIA to game the system. Maybe we need an army of federal investigators taking a look at Ms. Tur's life, to make sure all her papers are in order, no?
Democrats snub AIPAC
The Democrats' hottest night club is "I don't like the Jews." Club promoters Ilhan Omar and Radisha Tlaib have gone all out. This place has everything: rich Irishmen with fake Mexican names; self-hating, cranky septuagenarians; and pretend Indians with questionable cheekbones.
The "powerful," center-left AIPAC group meeting has become quite the lightning rod as the Jewish people increasingly find themselves at the bottom of the intersectionality ladder. It's time to rethink blind allegiance to the Democrat Party. This anti-semitism from the Democrats has been a long time coming but here's a clue as to why it seems to be stronger than ever.
The dual meetings come as Trump pushes his party ever closer to Israel — most recently with a Thursday announcement that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights — and Democrats face an internal debate over their party’s support for arguably the most important U.S. ally in the Middle East.
The Democrat candidates running for president are tapping out of attending the meeting.
In fact, Democratic front-runners — including Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — had no problem highlighting the fact that they would be skipping the gathering. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is weighing a presidential bid, will speak at the event.
I'm not sure how far the Democrats can push their anti-Semitism before their Jewish voters hit the road. Let's hope it's not much farther.
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