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Trump Schedule || Tuesday, June 18, 2019

11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing
3:50 pm || With the first lady, departs the White House
6:10 pm || Arrives Orlando, Florida
7:30 pm || Delivers remarks at his official campaign kickoff; Orlando, Florida
10:00 pm || Departs Orlando, Florida
11:25 pm || Arrives in Doral, Florida where he remains overnight

All times Eastern

Video || Trump Tells Chief of Staff Mulvaney to Leave the Room for Coughing

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney ruined the take by coughing during President Trump’s recent Oval Office interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Trump, of course, is a TV veteran who knows what works on camera. Distracting noises do not. Now, this is going viral with the insinuation that Trump is ever-so-touchy, a jerk, etc.

This is part of what Trump gets for not being the type who fakes his emotions and who instead lets people know what he thinks.

Funny how ABC puts this up and suggests it’s about Trump’s comments on the financial statements and not the coughing, which is actually the thing the social media gurus at the news station knew would go viral.

Biden’s Baggage: A Previous Political Life Pandering to Conservatives

Joe Biden has a problem that could come back to haunt him in the Democratic primaries: His past experience trying to convince conservatives he wasn’t one of those hippie lefties, and that he was, at least kind of, on the team.

The problem for Joe is that, 50 years ago, when he started in politics before doing much else that was worthwhile, Delaware was not such a liberal state. And so Biden was not such a liberal.

According to this great investigative piece from the Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden has described himself on the 2020 campaign trail as one of the most liberal members of the Senate, but in reality he has spent much of his five decades in politics denouncing the left-wing of the Democratic Party.

As early as 1970, when he was a member of Delaware’s New Castle County Council, the 27-year-old future vice president used the type of hyperbolic language that was to become his trademark. He lambasted the “far left” and the American Civil Liberties Union, a historic bastion of liberalism, on starkly racial grounds.

“I have some friends on the far left, and they can justify to me the murder of a white deaf mute for a nickel by five colored guys,” he said in a Nov. 11, 1970, interview with the News Journal of Delaware. “They say the black men had been oppressed and so on. But they can’t justify some Alabama farmers tar and feathering an old colored woman. I suspect the ACLU would leap to defend the five black guys. But no one would go down to help the ‘rednecks.'”Reese Witherspoon And Oprah Are Our New Favorite Best FriendsWatch Full Screen to Skip Ads

He added: “They are both products of an environment. The truth is somewhere between the two poles. And ‘rednecks’ are usually people with very real concerns, people who lack the education and skills to express themselves quietly and articulately.”

While such sentiments from Biden, now 76, could appeal to centrist voters in the 21st century — in part they sound like a prescient counterpoint to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 mocking of the Trump-supporting “basket of deplorables” — they are problematic in the Democratic Party of 2019.

Since entering the presidential race, Biden has struggled against criticism from the Left in an election cycle in which the party’s voters have shown they are increasingly open to socialist economic policies, expanding abortion rights, and dramatic environmental reform.

Biden’s historic positions on drug prohibition, the Iraq War, criminal justice reform, and abortion now put him to the Right of a political party that studies show has shifted to the Left over the past two decades. Recently, Biden has backed away from these policies, apologizing for his support for tough-on-crime laws and renouncing his opposition to federal abortion funding.

BTW, where’s all the screaming in the press about how Biden changes his stripes? When Trump was running, you couldn’t get out of the way of all the articles suggesting he had switched to being a populist conservative out of expediency.

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Biden said in 2006 that He Does “Not View Abortion as a Choice and a Right”

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s views on abortion are catching up with him.

First, he was first to flip on the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding of abortion. The casualness with which he did this is hurting him about as much as if he never changed his viewpoint.

Now, CNN has found video of Biden from 2006, as he prepared to run for president, saying abortion was neither a choice or a right.

“I do not view abortion as a choice and a right,” Biden said. “I think it’s always a tragedy, and I think that it should be rare and safe, and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions. There ought to be able to have a common ground and consensus as to do that.”

But who knows, maybe he was just misspeaking. It’s Biden. He also said he backed Roe v. Wade, which he has not always supported.

“I’m a little bit of an odd man out in my party,” Biden said. “I do not vote for funding for abortion. I voted against partial birth abortion — to limit it — and I vote for no restrictions on a woman’s right to be able to have an abortion under Roe v. Wade. And, so I am — I made everybody angry. I made the right-to-life people angry because I won’t support a constitutional amendment or limitations on a woman’s right to exercise her constitutional right as defined by Roe v. Wade. And I’ve made the groups — the women’s groups and others — very angry because I won’t support public funding and I won’t support partial birth abortion.”

Federal Agency Demands that Trump Fire Kellyanne Conway Over Hatch Act Violations

According to the Washington Examiner: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on “numerous occasions” and should be removed from the government, a United States federal office announced Thursday. The recommendation was made by Henry Kerner, head of the Office of Special Counsel, in a letter sent to President Trump recommending she be removed from… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Says Biden’s Brains are Mushy

Headed out of the White House to Iowa, where both he and Joe Biden will be making appearances Tuesday, President Trump called Biden a loser and a mental weakling. “I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody. I think he’s the weakest mentally and I like running against people that are weak mentally. I… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, June 11, 2019

12:15 pm || Departs White House2:40 pm CT || Arrives at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy; Council Bluffs, Iowa 2:45 pm CT || Yours the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy; Council Bluffs, Iowa3:20 pm CT || Delivers remarks on renewable energy; Council Bluffs, Iowa 4:15 pm CT || Departs Council Bluffs, Iowa 5:55 pm CT || Arrives West Des Moines, Iowa 6:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks at… Continue Reading