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Obamas Set to Buy $15M Martha’s Vineyard Estate

According to TMZ:

Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we’ve learned they’re in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha’s Vineyard estate.

Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we’ve learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they’re paying less, but we don’t know how much.

The estate — incredible. It’s 29 beachfront acres. The main residence is just shy of 6,900 square feet. It has 7 bedrooms, so Sasha and Malia have a place to crash, along with several of their friends. It has the obligatory pool, an outdoor fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings and 2 guest wings. It has incredible views, especially while soaking in the second-floor balcony Jacuzzi.

As Barack Obama once said, “at a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”

But, you know, not yet.

Joe Walsh to Challenge President Trump

Incredible. I had no idea he harbored political ambitions.

I mean, Trump’s at like 90 percent in polls among Republicans. Seems like Joe is living a life of illusion.

Oh wait, it’s a different guy? The former Republican congressman from Illinois, now a radio host? The one who apologized for his role in electing an “unfit con man” to the presidency?”

Well, that guy is probably living a life of illusion as well.

I guess he did get conned, poor fellow. He’s what he was saying in October 2016.

I dunno much about the guy. Maybe he’s a phony, maybe not.

I don’t think any of these Trump challengers who have popped up have a snowball’s chance in Houston.

But you never know. Remember, one of the reasons Bill Clinton became president was because he was one of the few who wanted to challenge George H.W. Bush, who had recently won the first Iraq War and was guaranteed to win reelection.

Her Next Step: Sarah Sanders to Become a Fox News Contributor

Before running for governor of Arkansas, I guess, Sarah Sanders will make a stop at Fox News, where she will become a regular contributor.

If it goes well, I assume a show could be in her more immediate future, as happened with one of her predecessors at the White House podium, Dana Perino.

According to Fox News:

“Fox News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.

The 37-year-old will provide political commentary and analysis to Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation and the radio/podcast division. In addition, Sanders will make her debut on “Fox & Friends” on Sept. 6.

John King: Trump “Deserves a Lot of Credit for Standing Up to China”

CNN’s John King knows. I covered the White House with him from the Clinton administration into the Obama administration, which is about when I think he left the beat. We listened time and time again as administration officials promised to get tough with China, call it out for intellectual property theft, brand it a currency manipulator, etc., etc., etc.

And nobody never did nothing.

Meantime, the United States exported untold numbers of manufacturing jobs to the Peoples’ Republic of China.

Trump deserves a lot of credit, as does King for giving Trump credit while his colleagues in the liberal mainstream media are forced to listen, no doubt aghast.

And as Trump indicated the other day, this is not a convenient thing for him to do. It could cause a recession. But there’s a principle involved – yes, with Trump – and he believes it will benefit the economy in the long term, despite short term pain.

King said:

Look, the President is absolutely right when he says that China has been cheating for 25 years and that Bill Clinton didn’t do enough about it, George W. Bush didn’t do enough about it, Barack Obama didn’t do enough about it, or didn’t want to pick the fights for other reasons, thought there were reasons the U.S. economy is benefiting so much, we won’t pick these fights, start the conversations, not finish the conversations. The president is absolutely right.

Trump Supports Israel, Gets Accused of Being a Nazi and Thinking He is the Messiah

It’s all so deeply ironic. The best friend Israel has ever had in the Oval Office, surely much better than Barack Obama, is routinely called a Nazi.

Apparently Jewish Democrats would rather have Obama pressuring Israel into a “peace deal” that would lead to its destruction.

People are treating this tweet Wednesday as if President Trump himself is claiming to be the messiah.

All he did was retweet someone who lavishly praised him. People, especially the press, are so literal and eager to parse words and take things out of context to attack Trump.

The fact is, Trump is basically right, even if it goes too far to call Jews who don’t support Republicans “disloyal,” as he did yesterday.

“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump said Tuesday.

What he meant is that they’re disloyal to their own cause. What is true is that if you’re Jewish, and Israel is one of your top priorities, you are undermining that priority by voting Democratic. Republicans, and Trump in particular, are far better for Israel than the Democrats. There’s just no question about it.

Of course, all of this is being magnified on Morning Joe, where inevitably, the Nazis are invoked. Apparently if you mention Jews and disloyalty in the same sentence – even if you are referring to being disloyal to themselves – you are reviving “tropes” and are equivalent to the Nazis.

How very disrespectful to those who experienced the Holocaust, to be so unserious and casual in using it as a comparison. Shame on Scarborough and his friends here.

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, August 21, 2019

11:15 am || Departs White House
1:25 pm || Arrives Louisville, Kentucky
2:00 pm || Delivers remarks at the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Convention; Louisville, Kentucky
3:15 pm || Holds a fundraiser Louisville, Kentucky
4:15 pm || Makes remarks at a fundraising reception; Louisville, Kentucky
5:25 pm || Departs Louisville, Kentucky
7:10 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern

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