10:00 am || Attends a National Security Council briefing; White House Situation Room
11:30 am || Meets with U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Terry Branstad
12:30 pm || Has lunch with members of Congress; State Dining Room
3:00 || Leads a Made in America roundtable; State Dining Room
All times Eastern
The briefing is TBD
Liberal attorney, professor, and TV commentator Alan Dershowitz has a traditional liberal fondness for iconoclasm and free speech. That doesn’t sit well with the didactic mainstream media, particularly the New York Times, which according to the Washington Examiner isn’t even responding the Dershowitz’s submissions.
Dershowitz’s crime is that he tends to look at the legal arguments with respect to Trump without getting sidetracked by ideological emotion. And that’s not good enough today, because it violates political correctness.
From the Examiner:
Alan Dershowitz recently tried to publish an opinion piece in The New York Times that President Trump likely did not attempt to obstruct justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
But Dershowitz told the Washington Examiner over the phone on Monday that the Times had “no response” to his submission.
The widely known legal commentator and cable news fixture said he remains a “liberal Hillary Clinton supporter,” but said after reading an op-ed in the Times that argued Trump could be charged for criminal conduct in Comey’s firing, he reached out in June to the paper to present an opposing view.
“I said that I thought the readers of the New York Times were entitled to hear or read the other side of the issue whether there were crimes committed,” said Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School. “And I really do think The New York Times does not want its readers to hear an alternative point of view on the issue of whether or not Trump administration is committing crimes.”
Sixty seven percent of Americans believe President Trump will not keep his promise to build a wall with Mexico to keep out illegal entrants, but a majority, 53 percent, think he will deport millions of illegal immigrants, according to a new Bloomberg poll.
The poll also finds that 54 percent think Trump will keep his promise to create more-favorable trade deals for the United States and that 66 percent believe he will make significant cuts to government. But only 43 percent think he can revive the coal industry, and just 47 percent believe he can get tax reform through Congress.
The wall with Mexico was perhaps Trumps most high-profile campaign promise. That only 30 percent think he will build it perhaps suggests some forgiveness in 2020 if he doesn’t.
The poll gives Trump only a 40 percent general approval rating.