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Trump Breaks His Silence on Democrat Winning Pennsylvania – Comes Up With an Excuse: He’s ‘Like Trump’

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President Trump waited about 16 hours before admitting the candidate he endorsed in the Pennsylvania special election lost. Rick Saccone is one in a growing number of Republicans who the president has not only endorsed but campaigned for, and yet lost. Trump managed to endorse the two losing Republicans for one seat in Georgia – Luther Strange, and then Roy Moore, who lost to Democrat Doug Jones. He also endorsed Ed Gillespie to be Virginia’s governor. He lost. 

At a private fundraiser in Missouri Wednesday evening – for yet another Republican candidate, Josh Hawley, running for the U.S. Senate – President Trump finally acknowledged his Pennsylvania candidate’s defeat.

But Trump figured out a way to save face – as he always does.

The Democrat is “like Trump.”

Yes, the ObamaCare supporting, pro-choice, anti-tax cut for the wealthy Democrat Conor Lamb – who, by the way, is a former Marine – is “like Trump.”

“The young man last night that ran, he said, ‘Oh, I’m like Trump. Second Amendment, everything. I love the tax cuts, everything.’ He ran on that basis,” Trump said, The Atlantic reports.

That’s false. Conor Lamb called the Trump tax cuts a “giveaway” to the rich.

“He ran on a campaign that said very nice things about me. I said, ‘Is he a Republican? He sounds like a Republican to me.’”

Lamb did not say very nice things about Trump. He just refused to bash the president. A former Marine respecting the Office of the President is not an anomaly. 

And yes, Lamb may support Trump’s steel tariffs – he is a Democrat in deep red Pennsylvania. And he might think we need to strengthen background checks but not add any new gun laws, but he’s about as far from Trump as any Democrat can get, and still win in the heart of the Keystone State.

Up until his remarks at the Hawley fundraiser, Trump not only hadn’t said a word about Lamb winning, his White House refused to say if Trump even accepted that Saccone had lost.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday afternoon, Conor Lamb “really embraced the President’s policies and his vision.”

Conor Lamb is too much of a gentleman to respond with what we’re all thinking.

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Trump Administration Orders Military Police to Prepare to Deploy to Minneapolis

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Concern is quickly growing on news the Trump administration has ordered U.S. Military Police to prepare to deploy to Minneapolis after four nights of protests. Federal law, specifically the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, makes it illegal in many cases to use the U.S. Military within the borders of the United States, especially for law enforcement.

Early Saturday morning the Associated Press reported “the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests.”

Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours.

President Donald Trump in a 1 AM Friday morning tweet threatened to call up the National Guard and shoot “thugs” in Minneapolis if state and local officials did “bring the City under control.”

Trump also tweeted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

The President promised he would “assume control” and “get the job done right.”

Trump hours earlier, according to the AP, had “asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for military options to help quell the unrest in Minneapolis after protests descended into looting and arson in some parts of the city.”

National security attorney Bradley Moss weighed in:

Online many are referring to the Posse Comitatus Act to support their belief Trump’s actions might be illegal.

Former Bush chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter, now a law professor, fired off such a warning on Friday before the AP’s report:

The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe apparently disagrees:

ABC News adds: “Under the post-Civil War law known as Posse Comitatus, the U.S. active duty military is forbidden from carrying out law enforcement duties. That ban can only be waived if a President declares a national emergency.”

 

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Watch: Protester Scales DC Federal Government Building to Spray-Paint Profane Anti-Trump Message

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On Friday, protests around the country continued against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As CNN covered shots of protests in Washington, D.C., one demonstrator could clearly be seen scaling a Secret Service building, before taking out a can of spray paint and writing “F**K TRUMP” on the edifice.

Watch below:

 

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One of Four Fired Police Officers Taken Into Custody in Killing of George Floyd

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Derek Chauvin, one of the four now-fired police officers involved in the killing of an unarmed, handcuffed Black man, George Floyd, has been taken into police custody, according to multiple reports.

It is unclear if he has been arrested and charged, and if so with what violations.

It’s unclear why the other three officers involved were not taken into custody as well.

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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