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Trump Announces His New Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, List Includes Michele Bachmann

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After Meeting With 400 Top Evangelical Christian Leaders, Trump Says He Has ‘Such Tremendous Respect and Admiration’ for His New Group

Donald Trump has just released the names of the people who will head his new Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, and among them are several dozen mostly well-known individuals, including Michele Bachmann, Ralph Reed, James Dobson, and Robert Jeffress. The GOP presumptive nominee been behind closed doors with about 400 of America’s top evangelical Christian leaders, including the heads of several anti-gay hate groups, and some of the most actively anti-LGBT faith leaders in the nation, since about 8:30 AM today in Manhattan.

The group has no public duties but is expected to be used to convince evangelicals to vote for Trump. A press release states they will “convene on a regular basis.”

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who grew her political career on the backs of first Minnesota’s and then the nation’s LGBT citizens, is one the list. So is James Dobson, who founded Focus On The Family and later, the Family Research Council. Also on the list is Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the anti-gay televangelist who now heads his father’s Liberty University. Ronnie Floyd, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bishop Harry Jackson, who worked for several years with NOM, the National Organization For Marriage. Fire and brimstone megachurch anti-gay pastor and Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress, who has called the Mormon faith a cult and is publicly opposed to both Catholicism and Islam, almost as much as he is opposed to LGBT people. 

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Others on the list include ethically disgraced former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land. 

Ralph Reed, who made his name working for Jerry Falwell until he too ran into ethical troubles. He is now the head and founder  of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, where Trump two weeks ago promised he would protect traditional marriage three days before he promised the LGBT community he is the most pro-gay candidate running for president.

In a statement, Trump said, “I have such tremendous respect and admiration for this group and I look forward to continuing to talk about the issues important to Evangelicals, and all Americans, and the common sense solutions I will implement when I am President,” as Politico reported.

Some have called into question the ethics of stumping for Trump, given their prior statements:

The full list (below) includes only three women, as NPR’s Matt Katz reported.

· Michele Bachmann - Former Congresswoman 

· A.R. Bernard - Senior Pastor and CEO, Christian Cultural Center

· Mark Burns - Pastor, Harvest Praise and Worship Center

· Tim Clinton – President, American Association of Christian Counselors

· Kenneth and Gloria Copeland - Founders, Kenneth Copeland Ministries

· James Dobson - Author, Psychologist and Host, My Family Talk

· Jerry Falwell, Jr. - President, Liberty University

· Ronnie Floyd - Senior Pastor, Cross Church

· Jentezen Franklin - Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

· Jack Graham - Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

· Harry Jackson - Senior Pastor, Hope Christian Church

· Robert Jeffress - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Dallas

· David Jeremiah - Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church

· Richard Land – President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

· James MacDonald – Founder and Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

· Johnnie Moore - Author, President of The KAIROS Company

· Robert Morris - Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

· Tom Mullins – Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship­

· Ralph Reed – Founder, Faith and Freedom Coalition

· James Robison – Founder, Life OUTREACH International

· Tony Suarez - Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

· Jay Strack - President, Student Leadership University

· Paula White - Senior Pastor, New Destiny Christian Center

· Tom Winters - Attorney, Winters and King, Inc.

· Sealy Yates – Attorney, Yates and Yates

 

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RNC’s Attack on Biden Backfires – Internet Cheers Old Photo of Joe Holding His Young Son in His Arms

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RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest on Monday tweeted a photo of a young Joe Biden, cradling in his arms either Hunter Biden or his now-late son, Beau Biden. In the decades-old image the young child is wearing a Washington Redskins hat.

Guest appended a question to his tweet: “Hey Joe Biden are you still a Redskins fan?”

Early Monday the Redskins announced they are “retiring” their team’s racist name, amid tremendous pressure from the left.

The attack backfired, as many on social media fell for the endearing photo of the young U.S. Senator in a warm, very personal moment with his child.

It’s not clear exactly how old the photo is, but Biden lost his one-year old daughter, Naomi, and his wife in a car accident around the time the photo would have been taken.

Guest quickly deleted the tweet, but not before it generated tremendous outrage.

Undisturbed and unapologetic, Guest claimed there was a good chance the child in the photo was “Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s crack smoking son who was administratively discharged from the Navy for testing positive for cocaine and who has abused his dad’s elected position to get rich off the Chinese Communist Party.”

Calling the “family moment” an “odd choice for an attack,” Talking Points Memo adds: “Just last month, Biden posted the photo and others on his Facebook page under a note about Father’s Day.”

The internet trounced Guest for his ugly attack.

 

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‘Fundamentally Evil’: Former Acting Solicitor General Says ‘Even Nixon’ Would Not Have Commuted Stone’s Sentence

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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal blasted President Donald Trump on Monday, calling his commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence Friday night “lawless” and “fundamentally evil.” Katyal, a law professor at Georgetown, noted that even President Richard Nixon would not have commuted Stone’s sentence.

“This is the essence of the abuse of his constitutional powers,” Katyal noted on MSNBC’s “Deadline Whitehouse.”

“Here you’ve got Trump doing what even Nixon was afraid to do.”

Katyal went on to say Trump “botched” Stone’s commutation, and  “a future Justice Dept. can indict” both Roger Stone and Donald Trump after the president leaves office.

“Stone can be re-prosecuted, he can be re-prosecuted easily by the states,” Katyal revealed, rattling off a list of all the “places Stone’s crimes occurred.”

He could also be re-prosecuted by the DOJ under a different president.

“It wasn’t even a complete erasure.”

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Watch: Trump Insists He’s Already Saved Millions of Lives But ‘You’re Losing a Lot of Lives by Keeping Things Closed’

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President Donald Trump held a rambling roundtable Monday afternoon, wrongly declaring that he has already saved millions of lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and insisting that children return to school in the fall.

After being told Los Angeles just announced all fall public school classes will be held online, New York is delaying the start of school, and summer school teachers have died after contracting coronavirus, President Trump interrupted a questioner and dismissively declared, “Yeah, the schools should be opened. Schools should be opened. Kids want to go to school.”

He even claimed, “You’re losing a lot of lives by keeping things closed,” although he did not explain how.

“We did the right thing we saved millions of lives,” Trump added, “we saved millions of lives. Had we not done the initial closure, we would have had two – Mike and I were talking about it – two to three million lives lost. But we did that, so we’re at about 135,000, and we’ll be at, somewhat higher than that by the time it ends.”

“We would have lost two million, three million lives had we not done it,” Trump claimed.

Trump once declared if there were only 60,000 coronavirus deaths he will have done a “good job.” So far about 135,000 people in the U.S have died from the virus.

His claim he blocked people from China from entering the U.S. is false. Tens of thousands poured into the United States because his executive order was weak. In fact, the AP reported it was “more like a sieve.”

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