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Trump Refuses To Cite His Favorite Quote From The Bible Because ‘It’s Very Personal’

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Donald Trump for weeks has been claiming the Bible is his favorite book, yet he refuses to quote a single passage of scripture.

“I believe very, very strongly. I’m a big believer in the Bible,” Donald Trump told a radio host last week. It wasn’t the first time he brought up the Bible, which he says is his favorite book. “The Bible! Nothing beats the Bible,” Trump said earlier this month. He’s even had the audacity to claim, “I go out of my way to use the word Christmas.”

So, when Trump was interviewed this afternoon by Bloomberg Politics reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, and asked a perfectly reasonable question about his “favorite” book, which “nothing beats,” he refused to answer.

“I’m wondering what one or two of your favorite Bible verses are,” Halperin inquired.

“Well, I wouldn’t want to get into it,” Trump said, “because to me that’s very personal.”

“You know when I talk about the Bible it’s very personal,” Trump continued.

“There’s no verse you that means a lot to you that you think about or cite?,” Halperin pushed.

“The Bible means a lot to me but I don’t want to get into specifics,” Trump insisted.

“Even to cite a verse you like?,” Halperin offered.

“No. I don’t want to do that,” Trump concluded.

John Heilemann interjected, asking, “Old Testament guy or New testament guy?”

“Probably equal,” Trump responded. 

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Folks on Twitter were quick to comment:

For the record, yours truly last night was hoping this question would get asked. It’s a start:

Finally, Trump’s “answer” has spawned a non-partisan (or bipartisan) attack on Twitter with the hashtag, #TrumpBible. 

 

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Trump Urged Ukraine President ‘About Eight Times’ to Work With Giuliani to Get Dirt on Biden’s Son: WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump “repeatedly pressured” the president of Ukraine to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to get dirt on the son of his top political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a July phone call Trump urged President Volodymyr Zelensky “about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani,” the Wall Street Journal says.

But the Journal’s reporting in the second paragraph offers details that appear to minimize what experts have been suggesting actually happened. The Journal’s report also does not name sources or even suggest if they are White House or intelligence community officials.

“Mr. Trump didn’t mention a provision of foreign aid to Ukraine on the call, said this person, who didn’t believe Mr. Trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid-pro-quo for his cooperation on an investigation,” the Journal says.

That would lessen the magnitude of the allegations against President Trump, although they would still be impeachable offenses.

Related: Trump to Meet With Ukrainian President Amid Bombshell Whistleblower Allegations

The Trump team has become expert at controlling the national conversation and forging a narrative that bends most elements of truth, then getting the conservative base to believe them.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Some Among Democratic Base Grow Increasingly Frustrated as Pelosi Issues Statement Chastising Trump Over Whistleblower

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Statement  Does Not  Say ‘Impeachment’

Some among the Democratic base appear frustrated with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who has not been supportive of the majority of House Democrats who want to impeach President Donald Trump. Friday afternoon the Speaker quietly issued a lengthy statement responding to the bombshell news that a whistleblower has filed a “credible” and “urgent” complaint with the intelligence community.

Pelosi’s statement, which was not posted to her social media accounts as of this writing, made its way through Twitter via a handful of reporters.

“If the President has done what has been alleged, then he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his Administration and our democracy,” Pelosi said, as a Politico congressional reporter pointed out:

Nearly two-thirds of House Democrats support impeaching Trump, or beginning a formal impeachment inquiry at the very least, according to Politico. But the majority of the nation does not, nor do a majority of Democratic voters, according to recent polls.

“Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it,” Politco reports, citing its own polls.

Speaker Pelosi’s statement concludes with this:

“We will continue to follow the facts and explore every possible option to ensure the American people get the truth. We would hope that Republicans would join us in supporting the Constitution.”

Some online are calling her statement “weak,” while others are disappointed with the lack of specific threats of action, and others are expressing exasperation with the Speaker not supporting impeachment:

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WATCH: Trump Says He Hasn’t Read Whistleblower Complaint – in Next Breath Claims ‘Everybody’s Read It, They Laugh at It’

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President Donald Trump has spent a good part of the day trying to minimize the news about a reportedly damning whistleblower complaint filed against him by an intelligence official. During an Oval Office press availability Trump threw many different claims at reporters, claiming both that he had no idea what was in the complaint or which country’s leader it involved, then claimed his conversation with the country’s leader was “great” and “beautiful.”

Minutes later he was asked again about the whistleblower report, and if he had read it.

“No I haven’t,” Trump replied.

“It’s – I, I just tell you it is – everybody’s read it, they laugh at it,” Trump said, making a face as if to denigrate the report.

It’s unclear who “everybody” is, but if it to have been even widely distributed Congress would need to investigate, given only the Director of National Intelligence and the IG should have access to it.

He went on to call it “another media disaster,” despite the intelligence community inspector general – who he appointed – calling the whistleblower complaint both “credible” and “urgent.”

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