As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Trump Schedule || Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:40 am MST || Departs Scottsdale, Arizona
10:50 am PDT || Arrives Elko, Nevada
11:00 am PDT || Hosts a Make America Great Again rally; Elko, Nevada
12:45 pm PDT || Departs Elko, Nevada
8:15 pm ET || Arrives White House

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Top Former Hillary Clinton Aide: It’s Not Likely, But She Might Just Run

Honestly. People talked about moving to Canada if President Trump were elected. Of course, they all stayed and are now enjoying the benefit of his fantastic economy.

But if Hillary Clinton ran again, I might have to move to Canada. And not just Canada. I’m talking Saskatchewan.

Forget that she’d ruin the country. I just couldn’t stand to listen to her – to her, Bill and yes, the increasingly annoying Chelsea – for a whole 18 months.

Her former top press aide and senior strategist Philippe Reines floated what looks a lot like a trial balloon, commenting to Politico that she could run again and her name should be “in the mix.” Look, given the quality of the prospective Democratic field, I’d say, yes, she could get the nomination. But if someone reasonably strong emerges, then definitely not.

Because Hillary Clinton is the consummate has-been.

According to Politico:

“It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate,” said Philippe Reines, her longtime gatekeeper in the Senate and at the State Department. “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.”

Even if half of those people would no longer support Clinton in another election, Reines argued, “there’s no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. That’s multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have.”

Reines said his biggest fear for the Democratic Party is that they realize, only in hindsight, that dismissing Clinton for the errors she made in 2016 was a mistake.

“Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification,” Reines said. “She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.”

Does Reines plugging Clinton as a viable 2020 candidate mean that she’s running?

“It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero,” he said, “but it’s not zero.”

Oh No! Nikki Haley Made Some Indian Jokes About Elizabeth Warren!

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was very funny last night during her remarks at the Al Smith dinner. But of course, there’s outrage this morning that she cracked a couple of joke about Elizabeth Warren’s claim to American Indian ancestry.

To which the only proper response is: HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, SNOWFLAKES!

“I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test,” Haley quipped. “Actually, when the President found out that I was Indian-American, he asked if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren.”

I would imagine the average Native American thought this was funny, even as their “protectors” among the liberal elite were aghast.

This is just more evidence, added to that which she has amply demonstrated at the UN, that Haley is a woman of courage who is not afraid of blowback from either our enemies around the world or the politically correct at home. Trump supporters should watch her as a potential successor to a president who also doesn’t always have his finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing.

The Inidan comments are at around th two-minute mark.

Trump’s Reprehensible Celebration of Assault

This was a bad idea on several fronts.

President Trump Thursday evening at a rally applauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., to the delight of his Montana audience, for attacking a reporter in 2017 when the reporter was trying to ask Gianforte some questions.

“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of — he’s my guy,” Trump said. Trump said he was initially concerned the encounter would hurt Gianforte with voters. “Then I said, ‘Well wait a minute, I know Montana pretty well. I think it might help him,'” Trump said. “And it did.”

Gianforte pleaded guilty to assault after winning his election. During his victory speech, he apologized to the reporter.

The president of the United States should not be celebrating violence committed by citizens against each other. It’s dumb and it’s silly, fake-macho nonsense. And it encourages violence not just against reporters, but by citizens against each other.

I like a certain amount of Trump’s rudeness and outrageousness. It helps provide an antidote to political correctness, which is killing free speech.

But, especially at a time Republicans are legitimately outraged that leading Democrats are encouraging violence against Republicans, for Trump to promote assault is both politically and morally reprehensible.

We’re getting to a point in this country where serious political violence is a possibility. Trump should not be stoking the flames.

Trump Schedule || Friday, October 19, 2018

11:20 am MST || Holds a fundraiser; Scottsdale, Arizona Noon MST || Speaks at a fundraiser; Scottsdale, Arizona 12:40 pm MST || Signs a presidential memorandum; Scottsdale 4:40 pm MST || Participates in a Defense capability tour; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona 5:15 pm MST || Participates in a Defense roundtable; Luke Air Force Base,… Continue Reading

Bolton and Kelly Get in Profanity-Laced Shouting Match Over Immigration

Both CNN and Bloomberg are reporting that National Security Advisor John Bolton and White House Cheif of Staff John Kelly got into a verbal brawl over the continued influx of illegal immigrants into the country. According to CNN: A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser… Continue Reading

Is Romney Setting Himself Up to Challenge Trump in 2020?

One thing I’ve learned in years of watching and covering politics. Just about every governor or senator thinks they could, just maybe, become president. And once they start running for the office, they never give up until they incur a terminal illness. Mitt Romney got so, so, so close. He thought he was going to… Continue Reading