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GOP Congressman Urges Paying for Trump’s Wall by Gutting Planned Parenthood and Food Stamps

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Republican Wants to Use ‘Entitlements’ From ‘People That Haven’t Worked in Three Generations’

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King wants Congress to allocate funds for President Trump’s border wall by gutting funding for Planned Parenthood and food stamps.

During a Wednesday morning interview on CNN’s “New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota asked King if he was comfortable with $1.6 billion of taxpayer money being allocated to fund the border wall, noting the president’s campaign promise that Mexico would pay for 100 percent of it. King responded that not only would he but outlined further sources within the budgetary process.

“I’d throw another $5 billion on the pile, and I would find a half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget, and the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations,” he said.

Conservative Republicans have long pressed to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. That issue has been a signature talking point in campaigns and proposed in the GOP’s Congressional statements regarding their policy goals. However, when Camerota asked why he wouldn’t feel conflicted cutting food stamps, King replied, “For a couple of reasons—one of ‘em would be that, you know, we will create the kind the security that would bring about 10 million new jobs in America just by enforcing immigration law.”

“Second thing is, I wouldn’t impose anything more strict on anybody in America than what Michelle Obama did with her school lunch program.”

Pressed on whether or not too many Americans were reliant on federal entitlement programs, he responded again mentioning the former First Lady.

“We built a program to solve the problem of malnutrition in America,” King said, “and now we have a problem of obesity. When you match up the EBT card with what the scales say on some of the folks, I think it’s worth looking at. Michelle Obama looked at it. Republicans should be able to look at it too.”

About 45 percent of food stamps, or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) go to feed children under 18 years of age.

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Brody Levesque is the Chief Political Correspondent for The New Civil Rights Movement.
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Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’

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President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.

After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”

“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”

He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.

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‘No I Can’t Say That’: Trump Says He Will Not Concede – but Will Exit White House if Electoral College Makes ‘Mistake’

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President Donald Trump used the occasion of Thanksgiving, weeks after Election Day, to declare he will not concede.

Speaking to reporters after calling troops overseas – at 1:16 AM their time, several hours later than scheduled – the President was asked if he will finally concede.

“No I can’t say that at all,” Trump replied, the first time he’s taken questions from reporters in weeks.

President-elect Joe Biden has 306 Electoral College votes, against Trump’s 232.

He also said the Electoral College members will have made a “mistake” if they do not declare him the winner of the 2020 presidential election, as Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reports.

But he also said he would leave the White House if Biden is the official winner. (Trump frequently denies making remarks he has made.)

Trump, however, is not planning on believing the results.

“I don’t know what is going to happen. I know one thing, Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes,” he added.

 

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‘Mother of All Superspreader Events’: Expert Warns Daily COVID Deaths ‘Will Double’ in Days After Thanksgiving

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As millions of Americans are traveling across the country this Thanksgiving, ignoring CDC guidance to stay home and not mix households, a medical expert warns daily COVID-19 deaths will soon double.

“It’s potentially the mother of all superspreader events,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, tells CNN Thursday.

The U.S. saw more than 181,000 new cases on Wednesday. Current daily deaths are now about 2000 per day. Dr. Reiner says they could come close to 4000 per day soon.

“I expect that the daily death rate will double in the next 10 days,” Reiner says. “We’ll be seeing close to 4,000 deaths a day.”

There’s already been a massive increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations over the past few weeks, fueling the potential for spread – and death.

“Every day since November 3,” CNN reports, “more than 100,000 new infections have been reported. Every day for more than two weeks, climbing hospitalizations hit another national record. And every single day, hundreds of Americans die of the virus, with both Tuesday and Wednesday recording a daily death toll of more than 2,100 deaths.”

The CDC projects another 60,000 deaths in less than four weeks, 321,000 total coronavirus deaths by December 19.

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