Last night, the White House released a proclamation observing November 1st as the “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens,” a day made up by President Donald Trump to support endless crusade to demonize immigrants and foreign asylum seekers.
It should be noted that November 1 is already the Mexican Dia De Los Muertos, an annual holiday commemorating dead family members.
“As American citizens,” the proclamation reads, “these precious lives are an irreplaceable piece of our national community. We solemnly stand with their families — our Angel Families — who have endured what no American family should ever have to suffer.”
The proclamation then largely goes on to praise Trump for working with ” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers, Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs), Border Patrol Agents, and other law enforcement officials.” However, the proclamation does not actually provide a number for people allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants.
“Under my watch, the voices of our Angel Families no longer fall on deaf ears. Americans who are killed by illegal aliens are no longer forgotten, and we are ensuring that they will not have died in vain,” the proclamation continues.
The proclamation also declares an agency he created in the Department of Homeland Security called Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) for tracking crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
Here’s the thing about Trump and VOICE though: Trump has a history of just spouting off completely made-up numbers of such crimes.
In a January 2019 prime time address, Trump said, “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.”
Except, as ABC News points out, there’s no national database for crimes committed by immigration status, and available studies actually show that crime rates are lower among immigrant groups than among native-born Americans. While Trump’s rally speeches this week mentioned the need to stop terrorists (ie. Muslims) from Syria, Somalia and Yemen, right-wing terrorists have killed more people on U.S. soil than jihadis have since September 11, 2001.
Trump’s adviser Stephen Miller has said that if Trump gets a second term, he’ll limit asylum, target “sanctuary cities,” expand the “travel ban” and cut work visas.
If it is accurate it is just ratifying the work of The Remembrance Project, which declared 11/1 a day of remembrance for the victims of illegal aliens in 2009. The Remembrance Project is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
— Humpty (@sniffdodoubleg) October 31, 2020
How about a National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by an Incompetent President.
We're going to need a very large memorial wall to etch all the names on it!
— Jameson Rocks (@DanielLynch53) October 31, 2020
FINALLY! A holiday for the people that were here first! pic.twitter.com/EtYHiePMqp
— Buddy Hinton (@Buddy_Hinton) October 31, 2020
When's the "National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by an Impeached President Who Lost the Popular Vote in 2016 and Could Have Prevented Thousands of Those Deaths if He'd Just Told Everyone to Wear a Mask Last Spring"?
Asking for 225,000 Friends and Fellow Americans. pic.twitter.com/ssCPemGmBF
— Susan 🖖 🇺🇸 🌊🌊🌊 🌎🌍🌏 (@SusanBostonMama) October 31, 2020
This has Stephen Miller written all over it. November 1st is a day in which my Mexican people remember those that passed. These imbeciles at the White House thought it was cute to make that day one to insult my people. Make no mistake about it, that is what that intends.
— Felipe (@Fh0989) October 31, 2020
Interesting that they drop a lot of numbers about miles of fence and arrests, but they don’t state the exact number of dead… the very thing they’re remembering. Makes you think that the number isn’t that large and they want to obfuscate that fact.
— Gene Debs 🌹 (@MLS_Energy) October 31, 2020
2nd paragraph: "As President, I have no higher duty than to ensure the safety and security of all Americans." pic.twitter.com/36hKLvmFzz
— Frolicking Gadfly (@FrolickinGadfly) October 31, 2020
— Ben Screamings (@stephens_ben) October 31, 2020
This is racist AF.
— getvillarreal (@getvillarreal) October 31, 2020
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Pentagon Refuses Trump’s Request for Military-Style Farewell Parade for His White House Departure
President Donald Trump, who still hasn’t conceded that he lost the election, will soon be leaving the White House. On his way out, he’s not participating in any of the traditional hand-off rituals that incumbents typically do to welcome newly elected Presidents (like leaving a farewell letter of advice to the new president or having a one-on-one conversation with them).
Trump also apparently wants his departure to involve “a military-style sendoff and a crowd of supporters” at either the White House, the Joint Base Andrews or his final destination, the Palm Beach International Airport, according to CNN.
However, the Pentagon has said it isn’t going to happen.
Keep in mind that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration celebration is being closed to the public because of the insurrection that Trump encouraged his followers to commit on January 6. At this time, over 20,000 National Guard troops will be on patrol in Washington D.C. and the FBI is tracking threats of violence for Trump supporters and other right-wingers who believe the president’s repeatedly disproven claims that Biden stole the election through an unprecedented nationwide conspiracy of voter fraud.
Regardless, CNN reports Trump has been weighing whether or not to issue pre-emptive pardons for himself and his family members who are all likely to face civil and criminal charges for shady financial self-dealings soon after they leave the White House. He’s also sullen at Republicans who he feels didn’t support him, and his approval rating has dropped to 29 percent, the lowest point of his presidency.
90% of All Congressional Republicans Refuse to Say Biden Won the Election
As President Donald Trump continues to insist he won the election, despite the fact that nearly 40 of his campaign’s lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud have all failed in court, Congressional Republicans are largely following his lead, so much that only 25 out of 222 acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in a new Washington Post poll.
When asked who won the election, 25 Congressional Republicans said Biden and 2 said Trump. When asked if they support Trump’s efforts to claim victory, 9 said they opposed it and 8 supported it, and when asked if they would recognize Biden as the winner if the Electoral College does the same, 30 said yes and 2 said no.
“A team of 25 Post reporters contacted aides for every Republican by email and phone… and also researched public statements made by the GOP lawmakers in recent weeks to determine their stance on Biden’s win,” the publication reports. “More than 70 percent of Republican lawmakers did not acknowledge The Post’s questions as of Friday evening.”
It’s presumed that many Republicans ducked the question or denied Biden’s win in order to avoid incurring the wrath of the Trump and his supporters who have pledged to vote out anyone who supports Biden’s alleged “theft” of the election.
Of the Republicans, the publication adds, “11 of the 52 Senate Republicans acknowledge Biden’s victory; of the 14 House Republicans who recognize the true winner, six are retiring from politics at the end of this month and two more represent districts that Biden won convincingly.”
As of December 5, Biden won 7,059,780 more popular votes than Trump and 74 more electoral votes. Enough states have certified their election results to make Biden the winner, but Trump continues to try and persuade Republican-led state legislatures to pledge to send “non-faithful electors” in the college to vote Trump in despite losing.
On Friday, Trump’s former counselor Kellyanne Conway said that it looks as if Biden “will prevail” in being seated as the next president in January 2021.
Trump Is Already Planning a 2024 Run Just So Biden Won’t Get All the Press Attention
President Donald Trump is reportedly discussing launching his 2024 re-election campaign kickoff event on January 20 just to overshadow President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Yes, really.
The Daily Beast has cited three officials who Trump has reportedly discussed the idea with. He is assessing which big-dollar donors would support his bid and which political underlings would remain loyal to him just to benefit from whatever happens.
“Trump’s scheming about a future White House run is both an implicit recognition that he views his own current legal efforts as longshots and a reflection of his inherent desire to maintain political power and public attention,” The Daily Beast writes.
According to Bloomberg News, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, reportedly told Trump, “If you do that—and I think I speak for everybody in the room—we’re with you 100 percent.”
Trump still has yet to officially concede. On Thursday he told reporters, “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud.” Trump has been unable to prove his repeated claims of “massive fraud” in over 30 lawsuits which have either failed, been dismissed or withdrawn by his own re-election campaign.
Unfortunately for Trump, two comedians have already snatched up DonaldJTrump2024.com and are using the site to repeatedly call Trump a loser. They offered to give Trump the URL if he’ll concede and call himself a sad loser via Twitter.
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