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‘I Think I’ve Set the Table Very Nicely’: Trump Targets Pelosi – Suggests He’ll Build Wall Without Congress

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President Donald Trump says he likely will proceed with building his wall on the Southern border without the help or support of Congress. The President made the announcement in an interview he granted to The New York Times‘ Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, and publisher A. G. Sulzberger in the Oval Office Thursday.

Calling the President “defiant,” the Times reports Trump called the talks with Congress “a waste of time.” Trump “indicated he will most likely take action on his own when they officially end in two weeks.”

President Trump would not acknowledge if he had decided to sign an order declaring the need for the wall a national emergency, but directed his ire toward Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“I think Nancy Pelosi is hurting our country very badly by doing what’s she doing and, ultimately, I think I’ve set the table very nicely,” Trump said. “I’ve set the table. I’ve set the stage for doing what I’m going to do.”

“I’ve actually always gotten along with her, but now I don’t think I will any more,” Trump said of the Democratic House Speaker. “I think she’s doing a tremendous disservice to the country. If she doesn’t approve the wall, the rest of it’s just a waste of money and time and energy because it’s desperately needed.”

Mr. Trump has been considering an emergency declaration to spend money on a wall even without congressional approval, an action that would most likely draw a court challenge, and he said Ms. Pelosi would not be able to stop him. “I’ll continue to build the wall, and we’ll get the wall finished,” he said. “Now whether or not I declare a national emergency — that you’ll see.”

The Times adds that Trump “scoffed at the notion that he was making money from the presidency, calling the job a ‘loser’ financially.”

“I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” he said. “This is not the money. This one of the great losers of all time. You know, fortunately, I don’t need money. This is one of the great losers of all time. But they’ll say that somebody from some country stayed at a hotel. And I’ll say, ‘Yeah.’ But I lose, I mean, the numbers are incredible.”

Read the entire interview here.

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Watch: Thugs Destroy Memorial for Daunte Wright: ‘We Could Have Done Worse’

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At least four people destroyed a Los Angeles makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright, the 20-year old Black man fatally shot by a white police officer, Kim Potter, in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

This appears to be the memorial, part of a vigil, before it was destroyed.

In a series of videos posted online the perpetrators, at least one masked, can be seen removing signs, grabbing flowers, and blowing out candles.

A woman off camera confronts them, and is told, “We could have done worse.”

By the time the incident is over, there is broken glass all over the sidewalk and the area is in shambles.

The identities of the people who destroyed the memorial, or any affiliation they may have, have not been confirmed.

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Conservatives Cry ‘Political Terrorism’ as Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Supreme Court

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House and Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to expand the U.S. Supreme Court to 13 seats, from the current nine. Contrary to commentary from conservatives, the Constitution does not specify the number of seats the nation’s highest court should have, and this would not be the first time Congress has changed the size of the Court: it has been changed seven times before.

And as some point out, counting Senate Mitch McConnell’s refusal to allow President Barack Obama to fill an empty seat on the Supreme Court unofficially makes it eight times before.

The Judiciary Act of 2021 has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and in the House by Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Mondaire Jones (D-NY).

It merely reads: “Section 1 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘a Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices, any six of whom shall constitute a quorum’ and inserting ‘a Chief Justice of the United States and twelve associate justices, any eight of whom shall constitute a quorum’.”

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR):

Cotton also tweeted: “Court packing will be the end of the Supreme Court’s legitimacy and the end of the rule of law in America.”

Former DOJ director of public affairs and Clinton 2016 campaign national press secretary Brian Fallon responded, saying: “In Cotton’s home state of Arkansas right now, Republicans are pushing an amendment to the state Constitution to strip the state Supreme Court’s ability to set rules for how courts hear cases and give that power instead to the GOP-controlled legislature.”

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appears to believe a “conservative majority” is merely the Supreme Court’s natural state.

Former OANN host, coronavirus conspiracy theorist, anti-LGBTQ activist:

Candace Owens, former Turning Point USA communications director who praised Hitler, saying, “if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine,” but the problem is he “wanted to globalize”:

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO):

Mike Pompeo, former Trump Secretary of State and 2024 presidential hopeful:

Anti-abortion extremist:

 

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Former Police Office Who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright Will Be Charged With Manslaughter

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Kim Potter, the 26-year veteran police officer who allegedly thought she was holding a taser instead of a handgun will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year old Daunte Wright.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced the charge Wednesday.

Potter reportedly was training other officers when Wright was pulled over, allegedly due to expired plates. She resigned on Tuesday, as did the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police chief.

The Daily Beast notes that after police ran Daunte Wright’s name they found he “had an outstanding gross misdemeanor warrant and tried to take him into custody. Body-cam footage of the arrest shows one officer yanking Wright from his car to handcuff him—but he then tries to go back inside.”

During a chaotic struggle, Potter is seen pulling out a gun and firing a single shot while yelling, “Taser Taser!” Realizing she in fact used her firearm, the cop can be heard saying: “Holy shit, I shot him.”

 

 

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