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“I Needed That”: CNN’s Don Lemon Laughs to Tears as Guest Mock “Rube” Trump Voters

This is what is felt, and sometimes said, throughout Washington. If you doubt it, then ask, where is the outrage in Washington? Can you imagine if Bernie’s voters were mocked in this manner?

According to the Washington Examiner.

CNN hosts Don Lemon was joined by New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali and GOP strategist Rick Wilson during his show Saturday night to discuss the recent feud between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NPR. Following an interview last week, Pompeo yelled at NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly and demanded she locate Ukraine, the topic of the initial disagreement, on an unlabeled map.

Wilson pivoted the conversation to attack Trump supporters, claiming they wouldn’t be able to identify Ukraine. 

“[Pompeo] also knows deep in his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” he stated, eliciting a laugh from Lemon. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so, that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”

“‘You elitists with your geography and your maps — and your spelling!'” Ali chimed in, while his fellow guest added, “‘Your math and your reading! All those lines on the map!'”

Susan Collins and Mitt Romney Say Bolton Claim Strengthens Call for Witnesses

The claim by John Bolton in his upcoming book that President Trump told him he wanted to withhold aide to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the Bidens is emboldening Senate moderates already inclined to demand witnesses.

It’s getting hard for me to see how they vote on this thing without calling at least a few witnesses. It’s also hard to see how they convict Trump even if they do, since even most Republicans probably believe Trump sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine but do not think it rises to the level an impeachable offense. Especially with Election Day just over nine months away.

According to The Hill:

Former national security adviser John Bolton’s claim in an unpublished manuscript that President Trump told him he wanted to hold military assistance to Ukraine to get officials there to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has sharpened a rift within the Senate GOP over trial strategy.

Two key moderates, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), say Bolton’s claim strengthens their calls for the Senate to hear from witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Yet GOP leaders and other rank-and-file Republican senators are questioning Bolton’s motivations and dismissing the reported claims of his book draft as adding little to the case against the president.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), at a Republican conference lunch meeting Monday, urged his colleagues to hold off on making a quick judgment on the need for witnesses in the wake of news reports on Bolton’s claims.

Romney told reporters Monday morning “it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton.”

“Abortion is Healthcare” Tweets Sanders as Trump Speaks to March for Life

Bernie timed this tweet to occur at the very moment President Trump began his address to the annual March for Life in Washington.

Trump is the first president to ever address the anti-abortion rally, which surprised me. Where were the Bushes and Reagan?

Not to mention “safe, legal, and rare” Bill Clinton.

Warren Plans Open-Ended Investigation of Trump Officials If She Is Elected

It seems that there is a new ethic when it comes to our legal system. One that has been used to great effect in totalitarian regimes.

It is, go looking for crimes by your political enemies, and the lock them up. That’s what nice “Have a beer” Elizabeth Warren is proposing.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Think the fog of partisan Trump investigations will lift once the President leaves office, either in 2021 or 2025? Not if Elizabeth Warren has anything to say about it. With the Iowa caucuses approaching and her campaign fortunes flagging, Senator Warren now says that as President she’d launch an open-ended criminal investigation into her predecessor and anyone who worked for him.

Ms. Warren’s latest “anti-corruption” plan says she would create “a Justice Department Task Force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration and to hold government officials accountable for illegal activity.” She would order Justice to look for violations of “federal bribery laws, insider trading laws, and other anti-corruption and public integrity laws” as well as immigration-enforcement offenses. 

“This will be no ordinary transition between administrations,” the document says ominously. Team Warren won’t be satisfied with taking control of the executive branch in an election. They also want scalps of choice ex-officials. The plan links to news articles about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Adviser KellyanneCon way and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

Orwellian. Literally.

Trump to Become First President in History to Speak at the March for Life

President Trump Friday will become the first president ever to speak at the annual anti-abortion march in Washington, according to the Washington Examiner.

The March for Life has been staged since 1974 in Washington on or around the anniversary or Roe V. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States in 1973.

“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life,” said Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life.

Trump Writing Middle Class Tax Cut; Plans to Expand Travel Ban

Don’t get the wrong idea. The tax cut is a campaign document, which could possibly be enacted after he is reelected. The House that just impeached him isn’t going to give him a middle class tax cut this year, or much of anything else.

The travel ban is also, at least partially, a campaign proposal. But it’s one he might be able to do too.

From an interview he gave with the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the Davos Summit in Switzerland:

The president said his administration is developing a middle-class tax cut that would go into effect if he keeps the presidency and Republicans control Congress. He declined to offer any details about the measure.

“We’re talking a fairly substantial…middle-class tax cut that’ll be subject to taking back the House and obviously keeping the Senate and keeping the White House,” he said. The president said the administration is crafting it now and it will be unveiled in 90 days.

Mr. Trump confirmed that he is planning to add additional nations to an updated version of his travel ban that the administration is expected to release later this month. He wouldn’t reveal which countries would be added. The Supreme Court in 2018 affirmed Mr. Trump’s power to block citizens of several Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S., finding the authority was justified on independent national-security grounds including an administration study that found weaknesses in how some countries vetted their travelers.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says there Was No Quid Pro Quo

Not the answer Christian Amanpour was looking for. President Trump supposedly prevents Vice President Pence from going to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration because Zelensky didn’t announce an investigation into Biden. But his foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the Ukrainians themselves are to blame for having to arrange the inauguration so quickly. Maybe the Democrats want… Continue Reading

Book: Trump Called His Generals “Dopes,” “Babies,” and “Losers”

A relentlessly anti-Trump book is out by two supposedly independent and unbiased Washington Post journalists, one a White House reporter, and it includes a depiction of a meeting in which President Trump assailed his advisors. These included James Mattis, Kirstjen Nielsen, and H.R. McMaster, people who all were part of the status quo that Trump… Continue Reading

Romney Losing Support in Utah for Challenging Trump Impeachment Trial Rules

Let’s see how far he can go messing with President Trump before he gets a primary challenge next time around. From the Washington Examiner: Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows.… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Signs “Phase One” Trade Deal With China

He is the first president to stand up to modern China’s egregious trade practices, which has included all kinds of cheating, including currency manipulation, use of slave labor, and stealing intellectual property. This deal begins to address some of that. It also keeps many sanctions on the Chinese until more gets done. Meanwhile, China will… Continue Reading