â€œThey Need to Stay, They Need to Workâ€
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that official White House policy is for the Senate to stay focused on repealing ObamaCare, as Donald Trump marked his 43rd trip to one of his golf properties since assuming the presidency.
â€œThey should stay and work and figure out a way to solve this problem,â€ Mulvaney said today on CNNâ€™s â€œState of the Union.â€
â€œThey need to stay, they need to work, and they need to pass something,â€ he told host Jake Tapper, calling it the official White House position and â€œthe national attitudeâ€ toward health care. (The majority of Americans do not support the Republican Senateâ€™s efforts.)
â€” State of the Union (@CNNSotu) July 30, 2017
Yesterday, the president threatened to sabotage the health care of members of Congress and lower-income Americans, something Mulvaney told Tapper was â€œthe president simply reflecting the mood of the people.â€
Despite the â€œofficial White House policyâ€ to continue to work hard to strip millions of Americans of their health care, the President of the United States today made his 43rd trip to one of his golf properties, this time to his Virginia golf course.
Prior to this, however, he did urge Republicans to continue their recently-failed efforts. â€œDonâ€™t give up Republican Senators,â€ Trump wrote, â€œthe world is watching: Repeal & Replaceâ€¦and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.â€
Don’t give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace…and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2017
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Trump May Deliver Convention Speech and Accept GOP Nomination From the South Lawn of the White House
President Donald Trump may make yet another move to obliterate longstanding norms and the separation of politics from matters of state by accepting the GOP nomination for president and delivering his convention speech, all televised across the nation, live, from the vaunted South Lawn of the White House.
“Republican National Convention planners are considering the White House South Lawn,” The Washington Post reports.
It is yet another unprecedented move, one that fits in well with Trump’s usurpation of the power and trappings of the Oval Office for personal and political gain, and his equating of the Office of the Presidency with himself.
“Every White House staff member who participates in this violates the Hatch Act,” law professor and former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter says.
The Hatch Act “does not apply to ‘rooms in the White House or in the residence of the Vice President, which are part of the residence area or which are not regularly used solely in the discharge of official duties,'” the Post notes.
The New York Times reported Monday the interior of the White House is also being considered by the RNC.
Trump Nominee Has Called to ‘Shoot People’ at the Border and Warned About Allowing ‘Wrong Culture’ Into the US
President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next Ambassador to Germany has repeatedly called for martial law at the U.S.-Mexico border, and has called for “shooting people” there if necessary, along with ensuring people bringing the “wrong culture” cannot be allowed into the United States.
His focus is not just on the U.S.-Mexico border. Germany may take issue with him too.
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, CNN reports, “has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US.”
Macgregor has “referred to Muslim refugees in Germany as ‘unwanted invaders,'” while advocating to not protect Germany from Russia – a policy that aligns well with Trump.
“The Germans, like the Koreans and the Japanese, are tired of this American troop presence on their soil. And I think that if you want the Germans to step up and assert themselves as the great power that they are, one of the first steps in that direction is to change our relationship with Germany in terms of military power. Make it clear to them that we are not going to be the first responder,” said Macgregor in 2019. “We will continue to be allied and we will support, but we’re not going to rush hundreds of thousands of troops to the Polish border to deal with the Russians.”
He also claimed “The Germans, thanks to us, don’t feel obligated to defend themselves.”
While he doesn’t want active U.S. troops protecting Germany, he does want them in the United States, protecting us from immigrants and asylum seekers.
“Macgregor warned that the most serious threat to US national security was in Mexico and that the country undermined ‘the very strengthened cohesion of our society,'” CNN reports. “He claimed that ‘hostile Islamist cells’ operating out of South America were coming into the US through the US border.”
“Well, the only solution is martial law on the border, putting the United States Army in charge of it and closing it off would take about 30, 40,000 troops. We’re talking about the regular army. You need robust rules of engagement. That means that you can shoot people as required if your life is in danger,” he said in 2019.
Macgregor also “often demonized immigrants and refugees. He warned Mexican cartels were ‘driving millions of Mexicans with no education, no skills and the wrong culture into the United States, placing them essentially as wards of the American people.’ He repeatedly advocated to institute martial law at the US-Mexico border and ‘shoot people’ if necessary.”
Read CNN’s entire report here.
Watch: Trump Dangerously Claims Beirut Explosion That Killed Dozens Was a ‘Bomb’ Despite No Official Confirmation
The world has been stunned by a massive explosion in Beirut that has caused the deaths of at least dozens of people, and thousands more wounded.
No cause has been announced, but during his coronavirus press briefing President Donald Trump declared it was a “bomb” and an “attack.”
This video is one of many showing the blast.
Video captures horrific sound of Beirut blast pic.twitter.com/yMGLvhQ01e
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) August 4, 2020
“I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel it was” an attack, Trump told reporters. “This was not a, uh, some kind of a manufacturing a explosion of event. This was a, uh, seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would but they seem to think it was a, uh, attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”
The President says he met with the generals and they “seem to think” what happened in Lebanon was an attack. pic.twitter.com/7CxywTB7iu
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 4, 2020
CNN fact checker Daniel Dale urges caution:
Note of caution: The president has repeatedly fabricated alleged conversations with “generals” and many others.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 4, 2020
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