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Video || Biden Claims He Asked Obama Not to Endorse Him

Is that true? Who knows? If it is, it’s only because Biden either knew Obama would not endorse him or because, given where the Democrats are these days, an Obama endorsement would have HURT him.

Note Biden looks kind of elderly and can’t even answer the question of why he is the best Democrat in the field.

Bad start. This will not be the nominee.

The problem is, if not Biden, Bernie? Even Republicans should not want Sanders to be the nominee. A socialist should not be anywhere near the White House. Shouldn’t even be allowed to walk up Pennsylvania Avenue from Capitol Hill.

Trump Schedule || Friday, April 26, 2019

9:00 am || Departs White House 
10:50 am || Arrives Indianapolis, Indiana
4:30 pm || Delivers remarks at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting; Indianapolis, Indiana 
1:05 pm || Departs Indianapolis, Indiana
2:45 pm || Arrives White House
4:20 pm || Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe
7:15 pm || With the first lady, has dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe

All times Eastern

Video || Biden Opens Campaign with Attack on Trump Charlottesville Statements

So, the same guy who said during the 2012 campaign that Mitt Romney would put black people back in chains has decided on a race-baiting campaign to get himself elected.

Biden said in a video released Thursday morning that President Trump had assigned moral equivalence to the white supremacists at Charlottesville in 2017 and the protestors.

“In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime,” Biden said. “I wrote at the time that we’re in a battle for the soul of this nation. Well, that’s even more true to today.”

Biden added that “history will look back, on four years of this president and all he embraces, as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation — who we are — and I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”

So, you know, this isn’t about him. Biden felt obligated to run. Of course.

Biden assigns heroic status to the Antifa criminals who opposed the white supremacists marching that day. And he falsely claims Trump said there were “good people” among the white supremacists. He didn’t. Trump specifically said he was not talking about white supremacists – he presumably meant those there trying to protect a Confederate statue they held as a symbol of southern pride.

Biden also is announcing as if the rest of the Democratic field doesn’t exist. By going after Trump, he’s suggesting that he already is the Democratic nominee, trying to create an air of inevitability. That will end pretty quickly.

McCain’s Family to Support Biden for President

This is why so many conservatives disliked John McCain. Because despite all the high talk about principles, John McCain was about John McCain.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The late Sen. John McCain’s family plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid, backing the Democrat not only in his party’s crowded primary race but also in a general election matchup with President Trump, the Washington Examiner has learned.

In an extraordinary snub to Trump, who derided McCain’s Vietnam War service and mocked him even after his death last August at age 81, the McCain family is preparing to break with the Republican Party. McCain represented the party in Congress for 35 years and was chosen as its presidential nominee in 2008, losing to Barack Obama.

Sources close to both Biden’s presidential campaign and the McCains said that at some point during the White House race, McCain’s widow Cindy, 64, and daughter Meghan, 34, a host on “The View,” will offer their public support in the hope of removing Trump from office in 2020.

A former McCain campaign official with close ties to he family said support for Biden was a given, but they needed to calculate how they could best help the former vice president. Both Cindy and Meghan McCain remain Republicans, and one consideration is whether endorsing Biden in the Democratic primary could do him more harm than good. “It’s undeniable that Joe Biden and the McCain family have a very close, personal relationship. It’s about what’s good for him [Biden].”

Trump to Prevent White House Aides from Testifying Before Congress

Not sure why President Trump gives interviews to the Washington Post, which is relentlessly biased against him. But, he does. I guess he knows it’s a good way to get his message directly to the Democrats who read it.

In an interview with several of the paper’s reporters, Trump made clear that he is not going to be sending his aides to talk to Congress about things they already told Robert Mueller.

I don’t know what he can do legally. Some argue that he has revoked his “executive privilege” right by allowing these people to talk to Mueller. Since they did, they therefore should be able to talk to anyone.

But I do know what Democrats are up to. They want to basically create live videotapes of the testimony given to Mueller and generate “moments” in which White House aides are forced to make statements harmful to Trump. And then they want to make political advertisements out of the footage.

According to the Post:

President Trump on Tuesday said he is opposed to current and former White House aides providing testimony to congressional panels in the wake of the special counsel report, intensifying a power struggle between his administration and House Democrats.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said that complying with congressional requests was unnecessary after the White House cooperated with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference and the president’s own conduct in office.

“There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments came as the White House made it clear that it plans to broadly defy requests for information from Capitol Hill, moving the two branches of government closer to a constitutional collision.

On Tuesday, two White House officials said the administration plans to fight a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee for former White House counsel Donald McGahn by asserting executive privilege over his testimony.

Separately, the administration directed a former White House official not to comply with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee, prompting the panel to move to hold him in contempt of Congress. And the Treasury Department defied a second demand from House Democrats to turn over six years of President Trump’s tax returns.

Taken together, the moves mark a dramatic escalation of tensions between the president and congressional Democrats — deepening a fight that may ultimately be resolved only by a protracted court battle.

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10:40 am || With the first lady, departs the White House 
12:30 pm || Arrives Atlanta, Georgia
1:15 pm || The president and the first lady deliver remarks at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit; Atlanta 
2:40 pm || Departs Atlanta, Georgia
4:25 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern

Bernie Sanders: Israel Run by a “Right Wing . . . Racist Government”

So therefore, ergo, the Israelis who just elected him are a bunch of racists as well. The Israelis are surrounded by people who do not merely want their own state, but who want to destroy Israel. That’s why they have, now five times, voted in a man, Benuamin Netanyahu, with a sober view of the… Continue Reading

Meuller Report Says Russians Recorded Bill Clinton Phone Sex with Monica

Whoops, this is not what Democrats were counting on. Pretty none of the Mueller report is what they were counting on. It’s redacted, but it’s in there, according to the Washington Examiner. The Russians had a tape of Bill and Monica loving each other via Alexander Graham Bell’s technology. The question is begged: What did… Continue Reading

Trump Congratulates CNN on its Lowest Ratings of the Year

CNN is trailing the Food Network. Which makes sense, I guess. Only a portion of people hate President Trump, but very few people hate food. Very few people who survive, anyway. I’m not sure I get what the strategy was. MSNBC pretty much had the market cornered on leftist, endlessly anti-Trump news. CNN decided that,… Continue Reading