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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.

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.

Win for Trump: Opioid Use Declined Significantly Last Year

This is great news for the country. But it also helps President Trump’s reelection prospects, given that the opioid crisis affects areas of his base. He can now add this during his rallies to his list of accomplishments.

Of course, more people are smoking pot, but that is mostly survivable, at least in the short term.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Heroin and prescription drug abuse declined last year, according to a new government report, a bright signal of hope in the battle against one of the most devastating and politically explosive problems facing the nation.

Nevertheless, illicit use of certain other drugs rose, and drug use across all age groups increased between in 2018.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported Tuesday that drug use and abuse increased from 19% to 19.4% across all age groups starting at 12 years old in 2018. Marijuana is still the most popular drug, and its use increased. The drop in heroin use was marginal, and there was a small decrease in the use of cocaine as well.

Photo of the Day || Something ​You Never Saw Obama Do

Especially while on vacation.

But of course, despite daily press conferences, President Trump is somehow oppressing the press and destroying the First Amendment.

President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press aboard Air Force One Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, during his return trip to Bedminster, N.J. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Bannon Making His Way Back Into Trump’s Good Graces

Maybe President Trump thinks he wants Bannon around as the reelection campaign ramps up. Bannon was a major factor in Trump’s election.

According to the Washington Examiner:

In the four months after he left the White House in August 2017, Steve Bannon would order reporters to the basement of the Capitol Hill townhouse known as the “Breitbart Embassy.” Sometimes, the news organization’s then-chairman would hustle to the third floor. President Trump was calling. 

As with many Trump aides before him, Bannon was fired but remained in a wide circle of former employees and friends consulted by the president. But unlike many others, the phase didn’t last long, ending in a pitiable downfall.

Bannon’s influence imploded with the January 2018 release of author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” The former White House chief strategist had given Wolff broad access and was quoted calling Donald Trump Jr. “treasonous” for meeting a Russian hawking dirt on Hillary Clinton. 

But now, coinciding with the two year anniversary of his White House exit, Bannon’s exile from Trump’s Washington seems to be ending.

Bannon, the Trump 2016 campaign executive chairman and former White House chief strategist, has appeared increasingly often on TV, including Fox News, to discuss world events. And on Aug. 2, he impressed Trump, who tweeted: “Nice to see that one of my best pupils is still a giant Trump fan. Steve joined me after I won the primaries, but I loved working with him!

Trump was asked privately this month about Bannon following the tweet, and answered to the effect of, “I think Steve is great. He is fantastic on television,” a person with direct knowledge of the conversation told the Washington Examiner.

Trump Wants to Buy Greenland

Hey, why not? I mean, if Jefferson could make the Louisiana Purchase, President Trump can do this.

It’s got to please the global warming crowd. Greenland is going to be the next Miami Beach.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.

The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the discussions, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea.

Some of his advisers have supported the concept, saying it was a good economic play, two of the people said, while others dismissed it as a fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition. It is also unclear how the U.S. would go about acquiring Greenland even if the effort were serious.

With a population of about 56,000, Greenland is a self-ruling part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and while its government decides on most domestic matters, foreign and security policy is handled by Copenhagen. Mr. Trump is scheduled to make his first visit to Denmark early next month, although the visit is unrelated, these people said.

AOC: Trump Supporters are Racist

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez says some Trump supporters know they are racist, and some of them think they’re not racist, but they are. Or something like that.

Just like some members of Congress think they’re not dumb, but they are.

Listen to this pseudo-intellectual try to explain, well, something.

She appeared on Pod Save America, which is run by a bunch of former Obama aides.

She said:

Trump relied on a coalition, and a core part of that coalition were racists, building a coalition with all sorts of other people that could be susceptible to racist views if they were blanketed and layered and made people feel good about it not being a racist thing. And so there are a lot of people that support Trump that genuinely don’t believe they are racist.

Trump Enjoys Chris Cuomo’s Vile Rant After Cuomo Called “Fredo”

Chris Cuomo is a year away from mid-century. You’d think he’d grow up. Someone called him Fredo, just to provoke him, and he snatched the bait with gusto. Of course, his antagonist got it all on video, which was the point. Fredo is the character in The Godfather who is the disrespected brother, the black… Continue Reading

Warren, O’Rourke Say Trump is a White Supremacist

Beto of course is doing everything he can to revive his failing campaign. Elizabeth Warren has more credibility on who is a white nationalist, given that she is Native American. Yes, that’s a joke. According to the Washington Post: Two Democratic presidential candidates — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and former congressman Beto O’Rourke (Tex.) — said Wednesday… Continue Reading

Trump: “I Almost Got a Good Headline from the Times”

The craven New York Times caved to pressure Tuesday and changed an accurate headline about Trump’s remarks Monday into something more politically correct. It was another sign of the decline of the media and, as Trump put it, “an astounding development in journalism.” “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” was the unacceptable headline. It was changed… Continue Reading