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Trump Schedule || Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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 Dershowitz Can’t Get Published in NY Times Because He Doesn’t Alway Hate Trump

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.”

Two Thirds of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Will Build the Wall

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.

Trump: Let Obamacare Fail of Its Own Accord

President Trump Tuesday morning tweeted that Republicans should just let Obamacare continue to fail, changing strategies after it became clear Monday night that the repeal and replace bill could not pass as two additional Republcians joined two others in opposition. As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, July 18, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 11:00 am || Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster 11:30 am || Speaks with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman by telephone Noon || Has lunch with service members; Roosevelt Room Noon || Attends a Cabinet Affairs meeting All times Eastern The briefing is… Continue Reading

Trump Backers Explain to the Media Why They are Still Trump Backers

As usual, “flyover country” gets what the Coasts cannot comprehend: That little of significance has come out to suggest any kind of actual collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and that the media are perversely obsessed with the issue. And that meantime, the actual things Trump is doing are barely getting covered, unless one… Continue Reading

GOP to Start Turning Elizabeth Warren Into Nancy Pelosi

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not as toxic as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the moment, but Republicans intend to change that, possibly implanting into the electorate an indelibly negative image of the woman President Trump may face in 2020. According to the Washington Times, the proximate agenda is to harm the prospects of Democratic Senate… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Monday, July 17, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence; Presidential Dining Room 1:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 3:00 pm || Participates in a Made in America product showcase; South Lawn/State Floor All times Eastern The White House briefing will be with Sean… Continue Reading