Speaking to reporters at the White House in Sunday, President Trump claimed that he can “relate” to federal workers who are working without pay during the current government shutdown.
He added that those same workers agree with the shutdown, even though they are not being paid as a result of it.
“I can relate, and I’m sure that the people that are on the receiving end will make adjustments, they always do, and they’ll make adjustments. People understand exactly what’s going on. But many of those people that won’t be receiving a paycheck, many of those people agree 100 percent with what I’m doing,” said the President, in response to NBC reporter Kelly O’Donnell.
His comments echo similar claims he made on Friday, claiming that those affected directly by the shutdown support the move for a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
“Many of those people, maybe most of those people, that really have not been — and will not be getting their money in at this moment — those people, in many cases, are the biggest fan of what we’re doing,” said trump on Friday.
The President has also claimed broad support overall for his border wall, even as support for the project has slipped.
“I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security … or, frankly, the wall or the barrier. I have never had anything like it in terms of calls coming in, in terms of people writing in and tweeting. I’ve never had this much support,” said the president in a surprise briefing on Thursday.
The White House switchboard and the call-in phone line to the White House are not operating due to the government shutdown, so it is unclear what calls he is referring to, of if any such calls actually occurred.
The Quinnipiac poll shows that out of 1,147 likely voters, 54% oppose the wall. This is close to the same result as a Harvard CAPS/Harris online survey that found that out of 1,407 registered voters, 56% opposed a border wall.
The president has hinted at a shutdown that could last “months or even years.”
View the exchange below:
My question to the president, “Can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?” Pres. Trump:”I can relate…”. Watch: pic.twitter.com/WJCBHZQ15x
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) January 6, 2019
Image via screen capture from video source.
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Ivanka Trump Defends Family Separations in Bizarre CBS Interview: ‘Immigration Is Not Part of My Portfolio’
White House adviser Ivanka Trump declined to criticize her father’s administration over its family separation policy for immigrants.
In a highly publicized interview that aired on Sunday, CBS host Margaret Brennan asked Trump about the family separations policy in light of her concern for all children.
“We went and looked and Homeland Security says there’s still around 900 children who remain separated from their families,” Brennan told Trump. “Is that something that you continue to remain engaged on?”
“Well, immigration is not in part of my portfolio,” Trump replied. “Obviously, I think everyone should be engaged and the full force of the U.S. government is committed to this effort of border security, to protecting the most vulnerable.”
“That includes those being trafficked,” she continued, ignoring the thrust of Brennan’s question. “Which this president is committed to countering and combatting human trafficking in an incredibly comprehensive and aggressive way. So the full United States government has been focused on this issue starting with the president.”
“Ivanka Trump, thank you very much,” Brennan said.
Watch the video below from CBS.
White House Forced to Claim Trump ‘Confides in His Wife’ as Internet Says He May Have Confused Her With Ivanka
The White House on Monday was forced to issue a statement clarifying one of President Donald Trump’s many confusing statements made at the G7, insisting that the president “confides in his wife on many issues.”
Earlier in the day President Trump told reporters the First Lady “has gotten to know Kim Jong-un,” which left reporters scratching their heads.
OH outside the president’s presser: “Wait, when did Melania meet Kim Jong Un?”
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 26, 2019
“I also say that, by the way, with respect to North Korea. Kim Jong-un, who I’ve gotten to know extremely well, the First Lady has gotten to know Kim Jong-un, and I think she would agree with me, he is a man with a country that has tremendous potential,” Trump told reporters before leaving the G7.
Trump has met the North Korean dictator three times: in Singapore, Hanoi, and at the DMZ. The First Lady, by all accounts, was not present for any of those meetings.
The White House was forced to issue a clarification.
“President Trump confides in his wife on many issues including the detailed elements of his strong relationship with Chairman Kim – and while the First Lady hasn’t met him, the President feels like she’s gotten to know him too,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Some on social media noted that while the First Lady has not met Kim Jong-un, the First Daughter has – and perhaps that’s where the confusion arose.
He’s confusing Melania with Ivanka https://t.co/2JorMtemHJ
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) August 26, 2019
More plausible than this spin is the likelihood that Trump simply confused Melania and Ivanka, which is all kinds of cringe. https://t.co/TRcjhmjyjy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 26, 2019
Please call your public servants and ask them to act. . . This is the United States. How much longer are we going to collectively allow this to go on? https://t.co/MpSoP7QE7Z
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 26, 2019
When did Melania meet Kim? Did he confuse her with Ivanka?
— Charly VanRumple (@CharlyVanRumple) August 26, 2019
Some were less than convinced:
What the fuck is this nonsense? https://t.co/1gVjcrbnT9
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 26, 2019
@realDonaldTrump “The first lady has gotten to know Kim Jong Un and I think she would agree with me he is a man with a country that has tremendous potential.”
Melania was not on the Seoul trip in June, nor was she in Singapore for the Kim meeting.
It was Ivanka. pic.twitter.com/t0jrk6cZva
— dlh2409 (@dlh2409) August 26, 2019
Tomi Lahren Mercilessly Mocked for ‘One of the Dumbest Tweets’ After Raging Over ‘Illegal Immigration Bum-Rush’
Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren is back – and back making ridiculous accusations. On Tuesday the 26-year old anti-LGBT, racist vlogger took to Twitter to share her “Final Thoughts” on illegal immigration.
Lahren never takes a position without making it a personal attack on her perceived enemies. Every tweet, every appearance is a two-fisted fight with the goal of taking down both the left and what she sees as their policies – even if she’s 100% wrong. As long as she belittles Democrats, liberals, progressives, and occasionally Republicans, she apparently considers it a win.
Take today’s attack.
“To all you RINOs who insist this illegal immigration bum-rush isn’t about votes, BS,” says Lahren, slamming some unknown, unnamed group of Republicans.
“Democrats have clear goals: make illegal entry as easy as possible, eliminate electoral college, allow illegals to vote, win every election for the foreseeable future.”
Now, let’s be really honest here.
Yes, of course Democrats want to “win every election for the foreseeable future.” Because, who doesn’t? So it’s just a ridiculous statement on its face.
And yes, many Democrats (and some Republicans) do believe the Electoral College is no longer useful in our electoral system. Consider that George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore in 2000, yet he became president. Similarly, Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, yet he became president.
It’s only happened four times in history, and two of those times in the past two decades. Something’s wrong.
But claiming Democrats want to “make illegal entry as easy as possible,” and “allow illegals to vote” are just lies. Pure and simple.
And really dumb lies, as many on social media swarmed together to let her know.
Take a look at some of the responses:
This has to be one of the dumbest tweets I have read. I am dumber for reading this. I knew you were not smart, but you truly are an enormous moron.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 2, 2019
Huh? Democrats don’t want that at all. Tomi, respectfully… please do some research on the policies because your information is incorrect. Well, besides the electoral college… fuck that garbage.
— Milquetoast (@BlueRobotDesign) April 2, 2019
I rolled my eyes so hard at this that I think I sprained my retinas.
That’s dumb. Have you ever known any Spanish people? Many vote as republicans anyway. They’re Catholic; fox propaganda and the man in the pointy hat has instructed Catholics to vote against women’s health care. You are using racism to manipulate dumb white people… Again…
— 970blue (@970blue1) April 2, 2019
and republicans want to repress the votes,close down voting booths earlier in black districts,jerrymandering to name a few dirty tactics,because they know they can’t win elections if every vote counts, due to catering to the wealthiest.
— fabrizio (@breezio4) April 2, 2019
— John (@TakeTheCanoli73) April 2, 2019
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