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Trump Schedule || Tuesday, February 25, 2020

11:25 pm || With the first lady, makes a stop at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Presidential Palace; New Delhi, India 
12:15 am || Participates in a Wreath Laying and Tree Planting Ceremony; Rah Ghat, New Delhi, India 
12:55 am || Meets with Indian Prime Minister Modi; Hyderabad House, New Delhi, India 
2:40 am || Delivers a joint press statement with Indian Prime Minister Modi; Hyderabad House, New Delhi, India 
3:05 am || Has lunch with Modi; Hyderabad House, New Delhi, India 
4:30 am || Participates in a business roundtable; Roosevelt House, Ambassador’s Residence, New Delhi
5:30 am || Participates in an Embassy Meet and Greet; New Delhi 
6:30 am || Holds a press availability; New Delhi, India 
9:00 am || Pays a visit to Ram Nath Kovind; Rashtrapati Bhavan, Presidential Palace; New Delhi, India
9:15 am || Participates in a State Banquet; Rashtrapati Bhavan, Presidential Palace; New Delhi, India
11:30 am || Departs India 

All times Eastern, which is ten and a half hours behind Indian time

Sanders Praises “Massive” Castro Literacy Program and Asks: “Is That a bad Thing”?

Appearing on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders had some kind words to say about Fidel Castro. For example, the tyrant taught everyone to read.

Not a stretch to say it takes a certain mindset to say nice things about Castro.

And BTW, communist regimes are always great with literacy programs. They teach you to read . . . and then they give you something to read.

Trump Schedule || Monday, February 24, 2020

1:10 am || With the first lady, arrives Ahmebadad, India 
1:40 am || Visits Gandhi’s monastery; Ahmebadad, India 
2:45 am || Delivers remarks at a Namaste Trump Rally; Ahmedabad, India 
4:30 am || Departs Ahmebadad, India 
5:45 am || Arrives Agra, India 
6:20 am || Visits the Taj Mahal; Agra India 
7:45 am || Departs Agra 
9:10 am || Arrives New Delhi, India 

All times Eastern except, which is ten and a half hours behind Indian time

Trump Schedule || Sunday, February 23, 2020

8:40 am || With the first lady, departs White House 
4:25 pm || Arrives Ramstein Air Base, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 
5:55 pm || Depart Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Ramstein Air Base en route to Ahmedabad, India 

All times Eastern except, which is six hours behind German time

Biden Claim He Was Arrested in South Africa is Almost Certainly False

Another Joe Biden presidential campaign trail fantasy, apparently.

According to the New York Times:

In at least three campaign appearances over the past two weeks, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told a similar story as he tries to revive his campaign in states with more diverse voters. On a trip to South Africa years ago, he has said, he was arrested as he sought to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.

“This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid,” Mr. Biden said at a campaign event in South Carolina last week. “I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robbens Island.”

Mr. Biden referred to his own arrest twice more in the next seven days, including at a campaign stop here on Tuesday where he spoke of getting arrested in South Africa between efforts to coax his wife to marry him. That proposal occurred in 1977, both Bidens have said.

But if Mr. Biden, then a United States senator from Delaware, was in fact arrested while trying to visit Mr. Mandela, he did not mention it in his 2007 memoir when writing about a 1970s trip to South Africa, and he has not spoken of it prominently on the 2020 campaign trail. A check of available news accounts by The New York Times turned up no references to an arrest. South African arrest records are not readily available in the United States.

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Andrew Young, a former congressman and mayor of Atlanta who was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1977 to 1979, said that he had traveled with Mr. Biden over the years, including to South Africa. But Mr. Young said that he had never been arrested in South Africa and expressed skepticism that members of Congress would have faced arrest there.

“No, I was never arrested and I don’t think he was, either,” Mr. Young, now 87, said in a telephone interview.

Auntie Maxine: Trump Has Less Integrity Than Crips and Bloods

Well, Maxine Waters is at it again, saying President Trump is less worthy than vicious gang members.

“This guy is a street player,” Waters said. “I mean, he’s a guy that has conned folks, he has flirted with gangsters. I have worked in some of the toughest communities. I’ve worked with gangs. I’ve worked with Crips. I’ve worked with Bloods. And there’s more integrity in many of these young people in the hood than this man has.” 

I’m not sure if this means has one of the worst cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome in the history of psychiatric medicine or if she is insufficiently repelled by the Crips and the Bloods.

Also, she’s still impeaching Trump.

Bloomberg Decides To Release Female Former Employees from NDAs

I guess their internal polling with Democratic women is looking pretty bad. Elizabeth Warren seared him pretty badly during the debate. BTW, notice the above video was cut by Bloomberg News. According to a statement from the Bloomberg campaign: I’ve had the company go back over its record and they’ve identified 3 NDAs that we… Continue Reading

Stone Gets 3 Years, 4 Months as Judge Says Original Ask of 7 to 9 was Too Much

According to the Washington Examiner: Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday after the Justice Department recommended a nearly decade-long sentence last week before Attorney General William Barr controversially intervened and walked it back. “He was not prosecuted, as some complained, for standing up for the president,” Jackson said.… Continue Reading