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If Trump mentions Hunter Biden’s emails, Joe Biden likely to cry ‘Russian misinformation’ at debate

President Donald Trump is very likely to use the emails and text messages regarding Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings that have allegedly been exposed in reports from the New York Post to confront Joe Biden in the final debate. That became very evident on Thursday afternoon when there were reports that Trump’s special guest to Thursday’s presidential debate would be Tony Bobulinski, Hunter’s former business partner. The Biden campaign may have tipped off how the Democratic presidential candidate will counter the potentially damaging accusations at Thursday night’s debate.

Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager and director of communications for the Biden campaign, provided some insight on how the former vice president may respond to criticisms from President Trump regarding Hunter Biden’s alleged business dealings in Ukraine and China.

“If we see tonight from Donald Trump these attacks on Vice President Biden’s family, I think we need to be very, very clear that what he’s doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation,” Bedingfield told reporters during a pre-date press call.

Bedingfield added that the campaign expects Trump “to continue to bully,” and Biden is prepared for those attacks.

Top Democrats, such as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), have already claimed, without evidence, that the allegations against Hunter Biden are Russian misinformation.

“Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin. That’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about the vice president and his son,” Schiff claimed in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Murphy proclaimed, “Joe Biden — and all of us — SHOULD be furious that media outlets are spreading what is very likely Russian propaganda.” Murphy added that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani “is effectively a Russian asset now.”

The Director of Intelligence John Ratcliffe dismissed the claims that the alleged emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop are Russian propaganda.

“Let me be clear, the intelligence community doesn’t believe that, because there’s no intelligence that supports that, and we have shared no intelligence with Chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign — it’s simply not true,” Ratcliffe said.

Joe Biden dismissed the reported emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that was allegedly left at a repair shop.

“This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchman. It’s the last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family,” Biden told WISN-TV. “Even the man who served with him on that committee, the former nominee for the Republican Party, said there’s no basis to this, and you know, and all and the vast majority [sic] of the intelligence people have come out and said there’s no basis at all.”

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Trump to bring Hunter Biden’s former business partner to final debate as his special guest

President Donald Trump will reportedly have Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, as his special guest at Thursday night’s presidential debate. Much like he did in the 2016 presidential debates, Trump will attempt to use his special guest to gain a psychological edge against his opponent.

President Trump has allegedly invited Bobulinski, the former business associate of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Bobulinski became a potential factor in the 2020 presidential election this week when he came forward to confirm that the New York Post’s report on Hunter Biden’s overseas dealings with a Chinese energy company is “genuine.”

Bobulinski became a possible thorn in the side of Joe Biden after he claimed that the “big guy” named in an email about a business venture with Shanghai-based CEFC China Energy Co was, in fact, the Democratic presidential nominee.

“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing,” said Bobulinski. “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”

Joe Biden has repeatedly said that he has “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

Bobulinski, who is a former wrestler at Penn State University, said he’s “not a political person.” “What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats,” he told the New York Post.

“I don’t have a political axe to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned about what I saw,” Bobulinski said. “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.”

“I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski,” he said. “I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.”

Following his stint in the military, Bobulinski became an institutional investor who invested “extensively around the world and on every continent.”

He is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, which he said “was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.”

Bobulinski is reportedly cooperating with an investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas dealings that is being led by U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Bobulinski allegedly handed over a trove of emails, text messages, and documents showing Hunter Biden’s dealings with the now-bankrupt Chinese energy corporation to the U.S. Senate committees who are investigating Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Johnson are said to be interviewing Bobulinksi on Friday, according to Fox News.

“As part of the committees’ efforts to validate the authenticity of recently publicly released emails involving the Biden family’s international financial entanglements, we sent letters to five individuals identified in the emails. Those letters were sent yesterday, and the deadline is October 23, 2020,” Johnson and Grassley said in a statement. “So far, the committees have received a response only from Mr. Tony Bobulinski, who appears to be willing to fully cooperate with our investigation.”

Trump weaponized special guests at the 2016 presidential debate to try to rattle Hillary Clinton. His special guests in 2016 were women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault: Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, and Paula Jones. Trump held a pre-debate press conference with the three women as well as Kathy Shelton, whose rapist was defended by Hillary Clinton in 1975 when she was a lawyer. The women were in the audience during the presidential debate.

Also in 2016, Trump invited Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother, as his guest to the third presidential debate.

At the first presidential debate this year, Trump’s guests were Alice Johnson, a criminal reform advocate who was serving a life sentence in prison before Trump commuted her sentence in 2018; and Ann Dorn, the widow of former St. Louis police captain David Dorn, who was fatally shot in June while protecting his friend’s pawn shop during riots.

The final presidential debate will take place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will run from 9 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.

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Joe Biden escapes ABC town hall without being asked one question about Hunter Biden

Joe Biden and President Donald Trump participated in dueling prime-time town halls on Thursday night; neither presidential candidate was asked about the Hunter Biden story that has dominated headlines this week.

Biden answered questions from undecided voters at the ABC News town hall that took place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. However, the former vice president was not asked one question regarding his son’s overseas dealings by moderator George Stephanopoulos or by the audience during the 90-minute town hall. Biden was asked about transgender rights and seemed to imply that children as young as 8 should have the right to decide their gender.

Hunter Biden has been at the forefront this week following various New York Post bombshell reports. On Wednesday, the Post published an article featuring alleged Hunter Biden emails that were allegedly obtained from a water-damaged laptop, which was reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in 2019. The owner of the independent Apple repair shop in Delaware, who allegedly turned the laptop over to the FBI and Rudy Giuliani, said he now fears for his life.

The laptop is said to have a trove of potentially damaging documents and communications from Hunter, including dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma. One alleged email from 2015 pulled from the laptop reportedly shows an adviser to the board of Burisma, Vadym Pozharskyi, thanking Hunter for introducing him to his father.

Joe Biden has maintained that he has “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

Hunter was reportedly paid as much as $83,333 a month by Burisma Holdings from 2014 to 2019 as a member of the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company.

The Post also published an article alleging that Hunter pursued a “lasting and lucrative” deal with a Chinese energy company that he said would be “interesting for me and my family.”

Purported emails from Hunter from 2017 show him discussing a three-year consulting contract worth $10 million a year with China’s largest private energy company, the China Energy Company. Hunter would reportedly be compensated “for introductions alone.”

Shortly after the New York Post published the first Hunter Biden article, Twitter temporarily locked the Post’s official account and the accounts of anyone who shared the article, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Facebook announced that it would also censor the Hunter Biden article, which spurred Republicans to declare war on the social media behemoths. Twitter reversed course on its decision on Thursday and said it would allow users to share the New York Post article.

President Trump took part in an NBC News town hall in Miami. The topic of Hunter Biden’s emails or overseas dealings was not broached during the town hall.

The event was moderated by “Today” host Savannah Guthrie, who was applauded by leftists for constantly grilling the president. Meanwhile, conservatives claim that Guthrie was biased and the town hall morphed into an “interrogation.”

Liberals had called for a boycott and voiced disdain toward NBC for hosting a town hall featuring President Trump at the same time that Biden’s town hall was scheduled.

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Trump is a ‘DOER’, Biden a ‘political parasite’: Behavioral scientist Gad Saad on why so many people support Trump

Do you have a hard time engaging your “Orange Man Bad” friends? Behavioral scientist and author Gad Saad has an explanation for the anti-Trump hysteria in his new book, “The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense.”

Gad joined Glenn Beck on this week’s podcast to explain why so many young Americans drawn to socialism and Marxism, how the pursuit of social justice has “murdered objective truth,” and what it is about President Donald Trump that makes some people refuse to even consider supporting him — even when his opponent is an aging Joe Biden. But he also dives into why so many others support him: Unlike Biden the “political parasite,” Trump is full of energy and “a doer.

“When I look at Trump, I’m exhausted just seeing how much energy he has … he’s a doer. He’s done a million things. Now sometimes he’s succeeded, sometimes he’s failed, but he’s tried many different things, in many different arenas. So he’s a doer … he can’t stop. He probably sleeps two or three hours a day. I respect that,” Gad said.

“Then you look at someone like Biden, basically a political parasite,” he added. “Forty-seven years and … what is his CV [curriculum vitae]? Nothing. He’s just someone who never said something sufficiently ugly that he was kicked out of politics. He was a parasite. And so, if only that, I can respect Trump and not Biden.”

Watch a clip from the full podcast below, or find the full interview with Gad Saad here.

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Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, “Turnabout is fair play.” When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party.

The Staten Island Republican Party organized the “TRiUMPh Rally,” billed as the “largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year.” Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP’d before the Oct. 3 event.

At one point before the rally, the organizers noticed that the RSVPs skyrocketed suddenly, and tens of thousands of people were responding and asking to attend the pro-Trump rally.

“We had about 1,500 RSVPs from Staten Islanders. Then all of a sudden we started seeing the numbers tick up to 10,000, 15,000, 75,000,” Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry told The New York Post. “We knew something was not right.”

The organizers spotted that the uptick of activity started on Sept, 19. Most noticeably, the purported rally-goers were from out-of-state. Not to mention that they had some questionable names, such as “Ivana Punchyou,” “F**kyou Trump,” and “Grabemby DePussay.” Is that last name French?

Lantry’s wife Jessica did some investigating and found the source for the fake rally participants — TikTok. A 19-year-old TikTok user who goes by the name of “Felisrae” posted a video on Sept. 19, subtly hinting for her followers to claim tickets to the Trump rally.

The 51-second video is captioned, “if you’re from new york or just HATE this idiot.”

“Do you hate this orange b**** as much as I do? It turns out that Trump is having a rally in Staten Island,” the teen says on the TikTok video. “So what I did was, I reserved myself two seats. But I’m pretty sure that I have something to do that day. So, do what you want with this information.”

The video racked up over 550,000 views and more than 154,000 likes on TikTok.

@felisrae ##greenscreen if you’re from new york or just HATE this idiot i’ll put the link in bio ?? ##dumptrump2020 ##democrat ##leftists ##newyork ##bronx ##queens
? original sound – feli$

The goal of the video is to cause Trump supporters not be able to attend because the tickets will be gobbled up by people who had no intentions of attending. This troll tactic was employed in June for a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

That campaign event was not as popular as other Trump events, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) celebrated the lower-than-expected turnout. “Y’all make me so proud,” she said.

“Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at former Trump campaign senior advisor Brad Parscale.

To deter the anti-Trump saboteurs from influencing the rally, Lantry added a non-refundable $5 fee to the online sign-up form. But the army of trolls were unflinching in their attempt to affect the rally.

“But they kept coming,” Lantry said. “From Colorado and California and Chicago and Houston, all over the country.”

The Staten Island GOP said that the organization sold more than 3,000 vouchers and collected $15,785 from people who had no intention of attending the rally.

To make matters worse for the Trump-hating trolls, the rally was attended by 2,500 people to deliver well-wishes to President Donald Trump. No seats were sold since it was an open-air rally. The attempted sabotage didn’t affect attendance whatsoever.

“They hate this president so much that they’re willing to donate to the Republican Party to troll him,” Lantry gloated. “Thank you, progressives, for helping us put on a successful rally.”

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Trump to hold in-person White House event on Saturday, head to Florida on Monday for first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

President Donald Trump will hold an in-person event at the White House on Saturday, less than a week after he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to treat his coronavirus diagnosis. President Trump will also return to the campaign trail with a rally in Florida on Monday, his first public gathering since announcing his COVID-19 diagnosis 10 days ago.

On Saturday, President Trump will hold an in-person event, where he will give his address from the balcony of the White House. Trump’s speech is titled “Remarks to Peaceful Protesters for Law & Order,” according to an invitation.

ABC News reports that the event is scheduled in conjunction with a previously planned event organized by conservative activist Candace Owens, founder of the Blexit organization, a movement that encourages minorities to “realize the American Dream” and not to blindly support the Democratic party.

“He’ll address the crowd from the Truman Balcony off of the Blue Room, a large state room on the main floor of the White House. More than two thousand guests have been invited, according to a person familiar with the event,” Politico reports.

Attendees will begin to arrive at the White House South Lawn at 11:30 a.m., and the president will speak at 2 p.m., according to an invitation.

“All attendees are required to bring masks with them, and they will be instructed to wear them while on the White House grounds,” a source told CNBC. “The participants must also submit to a coronavirus ‘screening,’ the source said, which will include a temperature check and a brief questionnaire.”

“The health and safety of all attendees is our priority and following CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged,” the source said.

On Thursday, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo that he fully anticipates “the president’s safe return to public engagements” on Saturday. Conley said President Trump has responded “extremely well to treatment” and there are no signs of “adverse therapeutic effects.” Conley added that the president’s condition “has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness.”

Throughout the week, Trump has said that he no longer experiences any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that people with no coronavirus symptoms “can be with others after 10 days have passed” since a positive viral test for COVID-19.

President Trump will resume his reelection rallies on Monday in Sanford, Florida. The president’s MAGA rally will be held at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, a makeup date for the event that was canceled when Trump was first diagnosed with coronavirus.

Attendees of the rally will need to sign a coronavirus liability waiver.

“By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.”

On Thursday, Trump said he wanted to do a rally in Pennsylvania the day after the Florida campaign event.

Several members of Trump’s orbit have also recently tested positive for coronavirus, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, immigration policy advisor Stephen Miller, senior White House adviser Hope Hicks, former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, and first lady Melania Trump.

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14 Absolutely Horrible Things That Were Said About Trump After He Was Diagnosed

There was a time when a moment like this would have brought the entire nation together in unity.  Decades ago, news that the president of the United States was the victim of a deadly virus and had been rushed to the hospital would have been received with grave seriousness.  But in 2020, much of the population responded to the news that President Trump had been infected by the coronavirus with jokes, sarcasm and death wishes.  In fact, there were so many death wishes for Trump on Facebook and Twitter that major news outlets all over the U.S. were doing news stories about it.  We have never seen anything like this before, and it says a lot about where we are headed as a nation.

And it just wasn’t random Internet trolls that were reacting this way.  Activists, celebrities and well known campaign officials all decided that this was an appropriate moment to say some absolutely horrible things about Trump.  Here are 14 examples…

#1 Former Clinton campaign spokeswoman Zara Rahim: “I hope he dies”.

#1 Former Warren campaign staffer Max Berger: “Trump did this to himself. He inflicted this same misfortune upon millions of others.”

#1 Michael Moore: “That poor virus got sucked into his body and is now trapped there. How can it escape? He wants to use it as a prop. ‘See this China Flu? I BEAT IT! Just like I’ll beat Biden! They’re both a hoax!’ My thoughts and prayers, too, are with Covid-19.”

#1 Kathy Griffin: “I’d prefer you get medically treated at one of your ICE detention centers, but ok.”

#1 Kathy Griffin (again): “Ok fine. I’ll pray for him and the wife on one condition. NOT mild symptoms. And they each go on a ventilator, for at least 5 days. That’s my best and final.”

#1 Michael Ian Black: “Praying for Trump’s speedy recovery so he can go to jail.”

#1 Bradley Whitford: “The President’s arrogant, cynical, irresponsible denial of the deadly disease he now has is the most devastating self own in human history.”

#1 Chris Rock: “My heart goes out to COVID”

#1 Mia Farrow: “Could he be making this up because he’s faced with losing & this is a way of bailing out while saving face”

#1 Joy Reid: “Here’s how wrecked Trump’s credibility is at this point: I’ve got a cellphone full of texts from people who aren’t sure whether to believe Trump actually has covid.”

#1 Matt Negrin: “I’m not saying I think Trump is lying. I’m not saying I think he’s not lying. I’m just saying he lies all the time about everything, especially coronavirus, and it probably makes sense to say ‘Trump SAYS HE tested positive’ instead of taking this liar at his word like this”

#1 Linda Sarsour: “Seems like someone don’t wanna go back to the debate stage.”

#1 Sarah Aswell: “I think he’ll survive. Like a drunk driver always seems to be the only one to survive a collision with a bus of church children.”

#1 David Simon: “Honestly, when a man lies so damn much, am I wrong to imagine another cry of wolf for an October surprise? That Trump is claiming a positive test, will present as asymptomatic, or claim himself cured with bleach, then dismiss COVID again as a Democratic hoax? I’m wrong, right?”

Of course not everyone on the left responded with such vitriol.

Rainn Wilson showed everyone else how it should be done when he posted this

I wish the President and the 1st Family the very best and a speedy recovery!

Good for Rainn, but this shows just how far we have fallen as a nation.

At this point, Dwight from The Office have become the voice of reason in our society.

Just think about that for a moment.

It has become exceedingly clear that our nation is so divided that none of our current politicians are ever going to be able to bring us together again.

Trump isn’t going to be able to do it, Joe Biden isn’t going to be able to do it, and Kamala Harris isn’t going to be able to do it if she takes over for Biden someday.

No matter who is residing in the White House, that individual is going to be deeply hated by a very large percentage of the population.  If the level of hatred in our country continues to grow, eventually it is going to get to the stage where our nation is essentially ungovernable by anyone.

For years I have been writing articles about how we desperately need to find a way to love one another, but those articles usually go over like a lead balloon.  The mainstream media has been training us to hate one another for such a long time, and at this point most Americans have decided that it feels good to hate those that are on the other side.

But a house divided with surely fall, and there is no future for a deeply fractured nation that is divided into factions that viciously hate one another.

One of the big reasons why the United States was so successful for such a long time was because nearly the entire population was united by a common set of values.  That is clearly no longer the case, and it is hard to imagine ever seeing such unity again.

At this point we are already seeing violence in the streets on a nightly basis, and many believe that we have now entered a period of permanent civil unrest.

For any society that wishes to function well, civility is not optional.  And so the fact that civility has almost entirely disappeared in Washington D.C. is extremely alarming.

If our leaders cannot even treat one another with dignity and respect, what hope is there for the rest of the nation?

The tremendous outpouring of hatred for Trump that we have witnessed over the past several days makes it clear that there will be no healing for America any time soon.

Instead, this upcoming election is likely to make our divisions even worse no matter who ends up winning.

I wish that things were not this way, but they are, and so we need to come to grips with the reality that we will be living in a very broken nation for the foreseeable future.

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President Trump surprises supporters outside Walter Reed; shares COVID update: ‘Great reports from the doctors’

Ever since President Donald Trump announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center, advocates of the president gathered outside the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

There were a handful of pro-Trump supporters on Friday night, then hundreds assembled on Saturday for a prayer rally for the president. Enthusiasts for the president were back out in front of Walter Reed on Sunday to provide encouragement for Trump as he battles coronavirus. Trump thanked his followers for their support with an impromptu drive-by on Sunday.

A masked Trump waved to supporters and gave a thumbs up from inside a back SUV as the president’s caravan drove outside Walter Reed.

“President Trump took a short, last-minute motorcade ride to wave to his supporters outside and has now returned to the Presidential Suite inside Walter Reed,” deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.

Only minutes before the president’s drive-by, Trump posted a video on Twitter where he teased the “surprise visit” to the “great patriots out on the street.”

“We’re getting great reports from the doctors,” Trump said while wearing an unbuttoned white dress shirt and navy blue suit. “This is an incredible hospital, Walter Reed. The work they do is just absolutely amazing, and I want to thank them all. The nurses, the doctors, everybody here.”

“It’s been a very interesting journey, I learned a lot about COVID,” Trump said in the video. “I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s-read-the-book school, and I get it, and I understand it. And it’s a very interesting thing and I’m going to be letting you know about.”

“In the meantime, we love the U.S.A, and we love what’s happening,” the president concluded.

Trump’s surprise visit happened hours after the president’s team of doctors said the Trump could be discharged from Walter Reed as early as Monday as long as his condition continues to improve.

“If he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course,” Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a specialist in pulmonary critical care, said on Sunday.

Trump’s physicians administered a dose of the steroid dexamethasone to him on Saturday.

Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, noted, “I’d like to reiterate how pleased we all are with the president’s recovery.”

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President Trump could return to the White House as early as Monday if conditions continue to improve, doctors say

President Donald Trump could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday, according to his doctors, but only if his condition “continued to improve.” Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, provided a press briefing on Sunday to give an update on the president’s health.

The president’s blood oxygen levels dropped on Saturday to 93%, but the president did not feel short of breath and doctors determined that he did not require supplemental oxygen. To counter the situation, physicians administered a dose of the steroid dexamethasone. As of Sunday’s press conference, Trump’s blood oxygen levels were at 98%.

Trump did receive supplemental oxygen on Friday before he was transported to the medical center.

“As with any illness there are particular ups and downs over the course especially when a patient is being so closely watched 24 hours a day,” Conley said outside the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland. “I’d like to reiterate how pleased we all are with the president’s recovery.”

“The president wanted me to share how proud he is of the group, what an honor it is for him to be receiving his care here at Walter Reed and be surrounded by such incredible talent: academic leaders, department chairs, internationally renowned researchers and clinicians, including the support of Dr. Garibaldi from Johns Hopkins,” Conley added.

Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a specialist in pulmonary critical care, said the president completed his second dose of Remdesivir and has not exhibited any side effects “that we can tell.” Trump’s team of doctors plan to keep the president on the medication over a five-day period.

“If he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course,” Garibaldi said on Sunday.

Dr. Sean Dooley, another member of the president’s medical team, said on Sunday that the president is no longer complaining of shortness of breath.

“From a pulmonary standpoint, he remains on room air this morning, and is not complaining of shortness of breath, or other significant respiratory symptoms,” Dooley said. “He is ambulating himself walking around the White House medical unit, without limitation or disability. Our continued monitoring of his cardiac, liver and kidney function demonstrates continued normal findings, or improving findings.”

The team of doctors plan to have the president “out of bed” as much as possible on Sunday.

Late Saturday night, Conley said Trump was “not yet out of the woods,” but the medical team was “cautiously optimistic.”

Conley found himself in a wave of controversy after contradicting statements about the president’s condition swirled on Saturday. Conley informed reporters that Trump was doing “very well” and that many of his coronavirus symptoms had gone away. Meanwhile, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said medical officials were “real concerned” about the president’s condition before he was hospitalized.

Conley defended himself by saying, “I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team, that the president, that his course of illness has had.”

“I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true,” Conley added.

“So, the chief and I work side by side, and I think his statement was misconstrued,” Conley explained. “What he meant was that 24 hours ago, when he and I were checking on the president, that there was that momentary episode of the high fever and that temporary drop in the saturation, which prompted us to act expediently to move him up here. Fortunately, that was really a very transient, limited episode. A couple hours later he was back up. Mild again. I’m not going to speculate what that limited episode was about so early in the course but he’s doing well.”

Trump provided an update on his COVID-19 diagnosis and thanked everyone for the well-wishes in a four-minute video posted Saturday night.

“I came here, I wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now,” the president said. “We’re working hard to get me back. I have to get all the way back because we still have to make America great again. We’ve done an awfully good job of that but we still have steps to go and I have to finish that job. I’ll be back, I think, I’ll be back soon.”

Several other members of President Trump’s orbit also tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, senior White House adviser Hope Hicks, campaign manager Bill Stepien, personal aide Nick Luna, and first lady Melania Trump.

Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) also tested positive for coronavirus.

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VIDEO: New migrant caravan of thousands, bound for the US, illegally floods into Guatemala

A massive migrant caravan charged into Guatemala, the first since the coronavirus pandemic hit Central America in March. Videos show thousands of Honduran migrants pour across the Guatemala border as they march toward their final destination of the United States.

More than 3,000 migrants illegally crossed from Honduras and into Guatemala by midday on Thursday, The Guardian reported. New York Times correspondent Brent McDonald said, “Guatemala border officials expect another 3,000 migrants to enter from Honduras” on Friday. “That makes 6,000 so far en route to Mexico and the U.S. Just in time for the U.S. election.”

Guatemalan authorities had planned to register the migrants and offer assistance to anyone willing to turn around and go back to Honduras. However, the caravan stampeded through the border and past the massively outnumbered armed guards in the Guatemalan city of El Corinto.

One Honduran man died during the chaotic scene.

“The Guatemalan Institute of Migration said the man, who was not identified, was traveling aboard a tractor-trailer in the border town of Entre Ríos when he fell to the ground and was subsequently run over by the truck,” the Daily Mail reported.

“The migrants who arrived at the Guatemala border on Thursday had set out walking the previous night from San Pedro Sula, and many wore masks,” according to The Guardian. “They appeared to be mostly young men, though there were the occasional small children being pushed in strollers.”

“They’re leaving in groups and what they’re looking for are life alternatives outside Honduras because Honduras has nothing to offer,” Scalabrinian Sister Nyzelle Juliana Donde, director of the Honduran bishops’ migrant ministry, told the Catholic News Service. “What most migrants do is leave for basic needs. The pandemic exacerbated hunger, poverty, lack of opportunity. ‘Maras’ and gangs have also worked very hard during this time.”

Guatemalan officials have concerns about a massive caravan traveling through the country.

“We’re talking about a caravan in the middle of a pandemic,” said Guatemala’s migration director Guillermo Díaz. “The situation is complicated because they broke the health protocols and we don’t know who has entered (the country).”

Guatemala has had over 3,200 COVID-19 deaths, and Honduras has had nearly 2,400 coronavirus deaths, according to Worldometers. Guatemala only opened its borders last week after being closed for six months to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Guatemalan government promised to detain and deport anyone caught illegally crossing its border.

In October 2018, President Donald Trump said he would be ending or “substantially reducing” foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador if they didn’t do something about the caravans flowing into the United States.

In June 2019, Mexico and the U.S. reached a deal to curb migrants flooding across the border.

“Given the dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States, both countries recognize the vital importance of rapidly resolving the humanitarian emergency and security situation,” the joint agreement states. “The Governments of the United States and Mexico will work together to immediately implement a durable solution.”

On Friday, journalist Todd Bensman posted a video of Mexican federal troops at the Guatemalan border preparing to stop the migrant caravan from entering Mexico.

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Emmy-nominated sports reporter fired after he called GOP Sen. Tim Scott an ‘Uncle Tom’

A TV sports reporter was fired on Wednesday after he called Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) an “Uncle Tom.”

Fred Gerteiny, a sports reporter for the News 12 Connecticut network, wrote the racial slur in a since-deleted post on Twitter. Gerteiny replied to a tweet by The Hill’s Twitter account that linked to an article about Scott commenting on President Donald Trump’s remarks during the first presidential debate regarding the Proud Boys.

Gerteiny wrote, “Thanks Uncle Tom,” in the now-deleted tweet.

On Wednesday, Gerteiny issued an apology on his Twitter account, which has since been deleted.

“Earlier today, I tweeted a racially insensitive comment, when I referred to @SenatorTimScott as an ‘Uncle Tom.’ I apologize to the Senator, my colleagues @News12CT, and anyone else I may have offended with this deeply offensive tweet,” Gerteiny wrote.

Gerteiny, who is white, claimed that he also “wrote an email to Senator Scott” to apologize for the comment.

Gerteiny was fired by News 12 Connecticut for the “racially insensitive comment” on Wednesday.

“News 12 Connecticut learned on Wednesday afternoon that one of its anchors acted inappropriately on social media. After reviewing the incident, the network released sports reporter, Fred Gerteiny, as a result of a racially insensitive comment,” News 12 Connecticut said in a statement. “News 12 Networks has a zero tolerance policy for racism or improper conduct based on race, and prides itself on being an objective and unbiased multi-platform news company.”

Gerteiny’s profile has been scrubbed from the News 12 Connecticut website.

An “Uncle Tom,” is a “Black person, especially a man, considered by other Black people to be subservient to or to curry favor with white people,” according to the definition provided by Dictionary.com.

Scott told reporters on Wednesday that he believed President Trump “misspoke” during the presidential debate.

“White supremacy should be denounced at every turn,” Scott said. “I think the president misspoke, and he needs to correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”

President Trump has since clarified his comments from Tuesday’s debate. On Wednesday, President Trump said he didn’t know who the Proud Boys are and noted that the group should “stand down and let law enforcement do its work.”

Earlier this year, Scott predicted that black support for President Donald Trump would increase by 50% in 2020 compared to 2016.

“President Trump will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support,” Scott told Fox News host Neil Cavuto in February. “It will go from 8 percent in 2016 to a minimum of 12 percent in 2020. He may even get to 15 percent of the African American vote, and that is game over.”

Another black conservative had racial slurs thrown at him in the past week. Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory called Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron a “sellout negro” for not charging the two police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Daily Beast columnist and CNN commentator Sophia A. Nelson called Cameron an “Uncle Tom,” who “is a disgrace to his people and his community.”

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Debate commission to enact ‘strict new rules’ for second debate; mics could be cut for interrupting: report

There could be significant changes in store for the upcoming presidential debates. The independent commission that oversees the presidential debates says it is “carefully considering” making changes to the rules for the next debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The first presidential debate was marred by both candidates and moderator Chris Wallace making interruptions. Personal insults and jabs were bandied about early and often during the discourse. After a public outcry that the debate was unwatchable because of the incessant interruptions, Wallace attempted to explain what went terribly wrong during the first debate, and said he “never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”

“I’ve read some of the reviews, I know people think, well, gee, I didn’t jump in soon enough,” the Fox News anchor said. “I guess I didn’t realize — and there was no way you could, hindsight being 20/20 — that this was going to be the president’s strategy, not just for the beginning of the debate, but the entire debate.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates thanked Wallace for moderating Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland and hinted that changes are coming.

“The Commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night’s debate and intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates,” the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement released Wednesday.

“Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” the commission added. “The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.”

To limit unorderly mudslinging, many have suggested that the moderators be given the capability to mute the microphones of Trump and Biden.

“One possibility being discussed is to give the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants while his opponent is talking,” an anonymous source familiar with the deliberations who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly told The Associated Press.

On Thursday morning, CBS News reported that an “informed source” told them that the CPD would spend the next 48 hours determining “strict new rules” for the next debate. The source said that “we are going to be making changes” to the debate’s guidelines. The rule changes will not be subject to negotiation for the two campaigns, the report states.

Allowing moderators to mute mics of candidates who break the rules is reportedly at the “top of the list.”

Wallace argued that cutting off the mics is not an effective remedy to prevent the barrage of interruptions.

“As a practical matter, even if the president’s microphone had been shut, he still could have continued to interrupt, and it might well have been picked up on Biden’s microphone, and it still would have disrupted the proceedings in the hall,” the “Fox News Sunday” host said.

Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, slammed the potential rule changes by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

“They’re only doing this because their guy got pummeled last night,” Murtaugh said in a statement. “President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work the refs. They shouldn’t be moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game.”

Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager for Biden’s campaign, said the former vice president welcomes the new rules to “contain Donald Trump’s behavior.”

“He’ll be focused on answering questions from the voters there, under whatever set of rules the Commission develops to try to contain Donald Trump’s behavior,” she said in a statement. “The president will have to choose between responding to voters about questions for which he has offered no answers in this campaign — or repeating last night’s unhinged meltdown.”

The second presidential debate is scheduled to be held on Oct. 15 in Miami. The debate will have a town hall format with 15-20 citizens from the South Florida area, and will be moderated by C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully. The third and final debate is set for Oct. 22 in Nashville, and will be moderated by NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.

The vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris is scheduled for Oct. 7, and will be moderated by USA Today’s Susan Page.

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Donald Trump Jr: Biden got ‘the best of all worlds’ at first debate

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday with his reaction to the first presidential debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Glenn brought up an exchange when moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump to condemn “white supremacists and right-wing militia” — despite the fact he has already done so repeatedly and just last week even vowed to designate the Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist organization. By contrast, Wallace did not ask Biden to condemn Antifa, which the former vice president actually defended by calling “an idea, not an organization.”

“This is the double standard that we go against,” Trump Jr. said. “So, Donald Trump can literally call the KKK a terrorist organization. Donald Trump can actually do things to help the African American community, like prison reform [and] opportunity zones. Joe Biden gets to talk about it for 50 years, not do anything, have his own vice presidential candidate essentially call him a racist during the debates, be friends with the biggest segregationist in the world, push for a crime bill that destroyed so many in the African American community — but [they blame] Donald Trump?”

He also talked about the latest news on Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, and how, when it comes to the media, he believes Joe Biden “gets the best of all worlds.”

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Al Sharpton accuses President Trump of attempting a ‘coup’ with SCOTUS appointment, says nominee must ‘recuse themselves’ if election goes to court

MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday said that by filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump is attempting to “guarantee … his re-election” in a “coup.”

Sharpton demanded that Senate Republicans insist that whomever Trump nominates to the Supreme Court, if they are confirmed, recuse themselves in the event a contested election goes to court, the Daily Caller reported.

“If we are to have any iota of a democratic process in this election, then Republicans in the Senate, if they move forward as they seem determined to do with the process of the confirmation hearings of whoever the president nominates Saturday and a vote, they are to insist they recuse themselves,” Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Sharpton said confirmation of Trump’s nominee to the court would “checkmate American democracy.”

“In effect this president has therefore not only violated the whole procedure they had set up in 2016 against Justice [Merrick] Garland, nominated by President Obama, he has in fact put in place how he can checkmate American democracy by putting in a judge that will guarantee, if proceedings go through the courts up to the Supreme Court, his reelection,” he continued.

“And for [Trump] to be able to checkmate American democracy is, in fact, a coup rather than an election,” Sharpton added.

Sharpton said the public must challenge Republicans to ensure Trump’s nominee be recused, “otherwise you’ve handed over this democracy to a whole situation that is nothing short of … going into an autocracy headed by a man who is not even able to get through a sentence without really revealing his innermost thoughts of ultimate power.”

President Trump and other Republicans have argued it is necessary to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court before the election precisely because the results could be contested.

“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it’s very important that we have nine Justices,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said last Friday that the legitimacy of the election depends on not having a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court.

“I think it is tremendously important that not only does the nomination happen next week but that the confirmation before Election Day,” Cruz said on Fox News. “Democrats and Joe Biden have made clear, they intend to challenge this election, they intend to fight the legitimacy of the election. As you know, Hillary Clinton has told Joe Biden ‘under no circumstances should you concede. You should challenge this election.'”

“We cannot have Election Day come and go with a 4-4 court,” Cruz said. “A 4-4 court that is equally divided cannot decide anything. And I think we risk a constitutional crisis if we do not have a nine justice Supreme Court, particularly when there’s such a risk of a contested litigation and a contested election.”

At stake are several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee related to election laws in various states. A tied ruling at the Supreme Court would mean lower court rulings against the Trump campaign remain in place. In Pennsylvania, a federal judge ordered a stay in the Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking to ban mailed ballot drop boxes and bar counties from accepting absentee ballots that don’t arrive without a second, internal secrecy envelope sent to all voters. A federal judge in Nevada dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign challenging the state’s new mail-in voting law. In Wisconsin, a federal judge appointed by President Obama ordered the state to extend its deadlines for accepting mail-in ballots well beyond Election Day up to Nov. 9 as long as the ballots were postmarked on or before Nov. 3.

There is an expectation that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will challenge the results of a close election in court with the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton urging Biden not to concede “under any circumstances.”

President Trump himself was noncommittal in responding to a reporter’s question Wednesday about the peaceful transition of power should he lose the election. Trump complained about mail-in ballots rather than directly answering the question.

“We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” Trump said. “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”

Several Republicans condemned the president’s comments without directly mentioning Trump.

On Thursday, the president committed to accepting the results of the election if it came to a Supreme Court decision.

“One of the things you said when asked about if you lose the election, will you accept the result? You said well we’re going to have to see what happens, you know. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade asked Trump in a radio interview reported by the Washington Examiner. “Many think you are saying if you do lose you’ll never ever leave. That’s not what you’re saying. We just spoke to [Sen.] Lindsey Graham. He said, ‘We have every reason to contend anything that may be controversial,’ and I’ll paraphrase, if it gets to the Supreme Court and they decide Joe Biden won, Joe Biden won. Do you agree with that?”

“Oh that I would agree with, but I think we have a long way before we get there,” the president said.

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Trump warns US could become Venezuela on steroids, tells Mark Levin: Biden ‘doesn’t know he’s alive’

With only a month and a half until the 2020 election, President Donald Trump gave an in-depth interview on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty, & Levin,” where he discussed the potential coronavirus vaccine, Joe Biden, mail-in voting, and the mainstream media.

“You know it and I know it, Joe doesn’t know he’s alive,” Trump said of the former vice president. “It’s a sad thing that’s going on. The whole thing is a sad thing.”

Trump called Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris the “most liberal person in the Senate.”

The president warned that if policies from far-left Democrats are instituted, the U.S. could become the next Venezuela.

“And I used to say we’ll be another Venezuela, but I never really…I don’t know that I believed it fully,” he revealed. “That wasn’t too long ago. But I do. If that kind of stuff gets put in, we will be another Venezuela, except on major steroids.”

Trump called former White House national security adviser John Bolton a “stupid person.” He added, “What he did, I think was highly illegal, I mean his book is loaded up with confidential and classified information.” Trump said he’s letting Attorney General William Barr handle the investigation into Bolton and he isn’t getting involved.

Of James Mattis, the president said he disagreed with him “very much,” and noted that the retired United States Marine Corps general was “fired by President Obama, he was fired…like a dog he was fired.”

Trump attacked the mainstream media, calling The New York Times “stone-cold dishonest.”

“The worst lie of all is that I’m standing over the grave of soldiers from many years ago, warriors of many years ago, who I cherish. I’m very strong on the military. I love the military and I respect the military,” Trump told host Mark Levin. “And they made up a lie that I called them suckers and losers,” Trump said of The Atlantic report that used anonymous sources. Trump said that he doesn’t read The Atlantic, adding “most other people don’t either.”

Trump stated he would like to strengthen the nation’s libel laws.

Trump said, “Every one of these cities that has problems is run by Democrats.”

He pointed out that people have gotten desensitized about the violence in Chicago. “Look at Chicago, where 58 people were shot. Now the reports are, ’58 people were shot this weekend in Chicago, ten died, okay, now let’s get on to the weather.’ They’ve gotten almost used to it.”

Trump also talked about mail-in voting and called them “unsolicited ballots.”

“They have no idea who they’re sending them to, you know they’re sending them to the wrong people,” Trump stated, adding that Democrats “want it to be a mess.”

Trump said that Democrats and the mainstream media are “denigrating” a potential COVID-19 vaccine that could save lives. Trump claimed that his political rivals and the media are creating a “terrible situation” instead of being hopeful about obtaining a coronavirus vaccine “in record time,” and not in “two or three years.”

“Instead of saying, ‘Wow, that’s great. It’s going to save a lot of lives and people are going to be protected, and this whole thing will end faster’ … They started denigrating it,” he told Levin.

Trump accused the media and Democrats of downplaying the potential coronavirus vaccine, “when actually it’s one of the greatest things that anyone’s done, and I’m not saying me – I’m saying anyone. It’s so incredible.”

“You would think they’d be happy and thrilled and jumping up and down,” Trump told Levin. “Instead … it’s just a terrible situation.”

“The reason they’re doing it is because they think I’ll get credit if we have a vaccine anywhere near the election, but certainly before the election,” Trump claimed. “But essentially we’re there now anyway, and we’re ready to distribute very rapidly.”

Earlier this month, Trump said that a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready “during the month of October,” right before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“It’s a tremendous thing that they’ve done and we’ve all done together,” Trump continued. “Then we’re ready to distribute it very quickly, and we’ll do our senior citizens first – the most vulnerable, … especially if they have a problem with a heart or they have diabetes or something.”

“I have totally changed the FDA process,” Trump said. “Same safety, but the speed is from a different world, and we should have the vaccine approved very soon.”

The president praised the “great companies” attempting to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna. The pharmaceutical companies are in Phase 3 trials, “right at the end of the process.” Last week, Trump announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed within 24 hours of completion of Phase 3 trials and approval by the FDA.

Levin mentioned Democratic governors who ordered nursing homes and long-term care facilities to accept patients who were infected with COVID-19.

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President Trump warns US could become Venezuela on steroids, tells Mark Levin: Biden ‘doesn’t know he’s alive’

With only a month and a half until the 2020 election, President Donald Trump gave an in-depth interview on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty, & Levin,” where he discussed the potential coronavirus vaccine, Joe Biden, mail-in voting, and the mainstream media.

“You know it and I know it, Joe doesn’t know he’s alive,” Trump said of the former vice president. “It’s a sad thing that’s going on. The whole thing is a sad thing.”

Trump called Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris the “most liberal person in the Senate.”

The president warned that if policies from far-left Democrats are instituted, the U.S. could become the next Venezuela.

“And I used to say we’ll be another Venezuela, but I never really…I don’t know that I believed it fully,” he revealed. “That wasn’t too long ago. But I do. If that kind of stuff gets put in, we will be another Venezuela, except on major steroids.”

Trump called former White House national security adviser John Bolton a “stupid person.” He added, “What he did, I think was highly illegal, I mean his book is loaded up with confidential and classified information.” Trump said he’s letting Attorney General William Barr handle the investigation into Bolton and he isn’t getting involved.

Of James Mattis, the president said he disagreed with him “very much,” and noted that the retired United States Marine Corps general was “fired by President Obama, he was fired…like a dog he was fired.”

Trump attacked the mainstream media, calling The New York Times “stone-cold dishonest.”

“The worst lie of all is that I’m standing over the grave of soldiers from many years ago, warriors of many years ago, who I cherish. I’m very strong on the military. I love the military and I respect the military,” Trump told host Mark Levin. “And they made up a lie that I called them suckers and losers,” Trump said of The Atlantic report that used anonymous sources. Trump said that he doesn’t read The Atlantic, adding “most other people don’t either.”

Trump stated he would like to strengthen the nation’s libel laws.

Trump said, “Every one of these cities that has problems is run by Democrats.”

He pointed out that people have gotten desensitized about the violence in Chicago. “Look at Chicago, where 58 people were shot. Now the reports are, ’58 people were shot this weekend in Chicago, ten died, okay, now let’s get on to the weather.’ They’ve gotten almost used to it.”

Trump also talked about mail-in voting and called them “unsolicited ballots.”

“They have no idea who they’re sending them to, you know they’re sending them to the wrong people,” Trump stated, adding that Democrats “want it to be a mess.”

Trump said that Democrats and the mainstream media are “denigrating” a potential COVID-19 vaccine that could save lives. Trump claimed that his political rivals and the media are creating a “terrible situation” instead of being hopeful about obtaining a coronavirus vaccine “in record time,” and not in “two or three years.”

“Instead of saying, ‘Wow, that’s great. It’s going to save a lot of lives and people are going to be protected, and this whole thing will end faster’ … They started denigrating it,” he told Levin.

Trump accused the media and Democrats of downplaying the potential coronavirus vaccine, “when actually it’s one of the greatest things that anyone’s done, and I’m not saying me – I’m saying anyone. It’s so incredible.”

“You would think they’d be happy and thrilled and jumping up and down,” Trump told Levin. “Instead … it’s just a terrible situation.”

“The reason they’re doing it is because they think I’ll get credit if we have a vaccine anywhere near the election, but certainly before the election,” Trump claimed. “But essentially we’re there now anyway, and we’re ready to distribute very rapidly.”

Earlier this month, Trump said that a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready “during the month of October,” right before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“It’s a tremendous thing that they’ve done and we’ve all done together,” Trump continued. “Then we’re ready to distribute it very quickly, and we’ll do our senior citizens first – the most vulnerable, … especially if they have a problem with a heart or they have diabetes or something.”

“I have totally changed the FDA process,” Trump said. “Same safety, but the speed is from a different world, and we should have the vaccine approved very soon.”

The president praised the “great companies” attempting to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna. The pharmaceutical companies are in Phase 3 trials, “right at the end of the process.” Last week, Trump announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed within 24 hours of completion of Phase 3 trials and approval by the FDA.

Levin mentioned Democratic governors who ordered nursing homes and long-term care facilities to accept patients who were infected with COVID-19.

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Trump signs off on TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart, judge blocks WeChat ban

President Donald Trump approved a tentative deal that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States. At the same time, a California judge struck down Trump’s ban on Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat.

Chinese-owned TikTok was set to be banned from Apple and Google’s app stores at midnight on Sunday because of security concerns. A last-minute deal was reached where Oracle and Walmart partnered with the social media platform to prevent a shutdown. A possible TikTok ban by the Commerce Department is now delayed until Sept. 27.

A tentative agreement between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart was reached on Saturday. Oracle will take a 12.5% stake in the new TikTok entity that will be named “TikTok Global.” Walmart agreed to purchase a 7.5% stake in the popular video-sharing app, according to Bloomberg.

TikTok’s owner, Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., would retain roughly 80% ownership of the company. “However, because 40% of ByteDance is owned by U.S. venture capital firms, the Trump administration can technically claim TikTok Global is now majority owned by U.S. money,” CNBC reported.

Trump approved the deal for the new entity that will be based in the United States. “I have given the deal my blessing, if they get it done that’s OK too, if they don’t that’s fine too,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday.

“The security will be 100%. They’ll be using separate clouds and a lot of very, very powerful security,” Trump said. “And they’ll be making about a $5 billion contribution toward education.”

“They’re going to be setting up a very large fund for the education of American youth, and that will be great,” Trump added. “That’s their contribution that I’ve been asking for. But we’ll see whether or not it all happens.”

Trump said TikTok Global will be headquartered in Texas and employ “at least” 25,000 people.

Oracle will host all of TikTok’s U.S. user data “to ensure U.S. national security requirements are fully satisfied,” the company said in a statement.

“While we strongly disagree with the implications of TikTok as a national security threat, we nonetheless understand the concerns,” Vanessa Pappas, Interim Head of TikTok, wrote in a statement. “We’re pleased that today we’ve confirmed a proposal that resolves the Administration’s security concerns and settles questions around TikTok’s future in the U.S.”

Oracle CEO Safra Catz said in a statement that his company “will quickly deploy, rapidly scale, and operate TikTok systems in the Oracle Cloud.”

“We are a hundred percent confident in our ability to deliver a highly secure environment to TikTok and ensure data privacy to TikTok’s American users, and users throughout the world,” Catz said. “This greatly improved security and guaranteed privacy will enable the continued rapid growth of the TikTok user community to benefit all stakeholders.”

Four of the five board members of TikTok Global will reportedly be Americans, including Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.

“In addition, we would work toward an initial public offering of the company in the United States within the next year to bring even more ownership to American citizens,” Walmart said in a statement. “This partnership will provide Walmart with an important way for us to expand our reach.”

TikTok has an estimated 80 million daily active users in the United States.

Trump signed executive orders in August to prohibit U.S. transactions with ByteDance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat app. The Commerce Department’s order was set to prohibit WeChat transactions as well as prevent the app from being downloaded from Apple and Google’s app stores on Sunday.

Early Sunday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco halted the Trump administration’s ban on WeChat, reported by Reuters. In her 22-page order, Beeler said WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs favor.”

WeChat has an estimated 19 million daily active users in the United States.

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Law enforcement intercepts package of deadly ricin poison mailed to President Trump

A package containing ricin that was mailed to President Donald Trump at the White House was intercepted by law enforcement. CNN reported that the package of deadly poison was intercepted at a mail facility earlier this week.

“The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety,” the Washington field office of the FBI said in a statement.

The package was intercepted at a secure offsite facility, but it was addressed to Trump at the White House.

Sources say two tests were performed on the substance and confirm that it was ricin, a deadly toxin.

Ricin is a deadly toxin that is extracted from the seed of the castor plant, often called a “castor bean,” despite not actually being a bean. “An average adult needs only 1.78 mg of ricin injected or inhaled to die; that’s about the size of a few grains of table salt—which ricin resembles visually,” according to the Popular Science.

In 2014, “The Walking Dead” actress Shannon Richardson was convicted of sending envelopes that contained highly toxic ricin to then-President Barack Obama and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

She pleaded guilty to possession of a toxin for use as a weapon. Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to pay $367,000 in restitution.

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Trump accuses Democrats and media of ‘denigrating’ potential coronavirus vaccine: ‘It’s just a terrible situation’

President Donald Trump accused Democrats and the mainstream media of “denigrating” a potential coronavirus vaccine that could save lives. The president said his political opponents and the media are creating a “terrible situation” instead of being excited about the possibility of getting a COVID-19 vaccine “in record time.”

Earlier this month, Trump said that a coronavirus vaccine could be ready “during the month of October,” right before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“And what’s happening is, all of a sudden, you’ll have this incredible vaccine, and because of that fake rhetoric — it’s a politic rhetoric; that’s all it is. Just for politics,” Trump said during a Sept. 7 press conference. “Because now they see we’ve done an incredible job, and in speed like nobody has ever seen before. This could’ve taken two or three years, and instead it’s going to be — it’s going to be done in a very short of period of time. Could even have it during the month of October.”

During an interview that will air Sunday on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty, & Levin,” Trump told host Mark Levin, “Instead of saying, ‘Wow, that’s great. It’s going to save a lot of lives and people are going to be protected, and this whole thing will end faster’ … They started denigrating it.”

Trump said the media and Democrats are diminishing the potential coronavirus “when actually it’s one of the greatest things that anyone’s done, and I’m not saying me – I’m saying anyone. It’s so incredible.”

“You would think they’d be happy and thrilled and jumping up and down,” Trump said. “Instead … it’s just a terrible situation.”

“The reason they’re doing it is because they think I’ll get credit if we have a vaccine anywhere near the election, but certainly before the election,” Trump told Levin. “But essentially we’re there now anyway, and we’re ready to distribute very rapidly.”

“It’s a tremendous thing that they’ve done and we’ve all done together,” Trump explained. “Then we’re ready to distribute it very quickly, and we’ll do our senior citizens first – the most vulnerable, … especially if they have a problem with a heart or they have diabetes or something.”

“I have totally changed the FDA process,” Trump added. “Same safety, but the speed is from a different world, and we should have the vaccine approved very soon.”

Joe Biden hinted that the president was politicizing the potential coronavirus vaccine.

“A vaccine would offer a way back to normalcy and a path toward better days for all of us… But it’s not going to happen overnight,” Biden said on Wednesday in Delaware. “One thing is certain, we can’t allow politics to interfere with a vaccine in any way.”

“Americans have had to endure President Trump’s incompetence and dishonesty when it comes to testing and personal protective equipment,” Biden continued. “We can’t afford to repeat those fiascos when it comes to a vaccine, when it occurs. The stakes are too high.”

“So let me be clear, I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump. And at this moment, the American people can’t either,” the Democratic presidential nominee said.

Biden’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris was accused of promoting a “dangerous conspiracy theory” and “anti-vaxxer” talking points for her comments about a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

When asked if she would get an approved COVID-19 vaccine, Harris said, “Well, I think that’s gonna be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump, and it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about. I will not take his word for it.”

Harris said scientists would “be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because [Trump is] looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days, and he’s grasping for whatever he can get to pretend that he’s been a leader on this issue when he’s not.”

Trump praised the companies working on the coronavirus vaccine, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. The pharmaceutical companies are in Phase 3 trials. On Friday, Trump announced that the COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed within 24 hours of completion of Phase 3 trials and approval by the FDA.

On BlazeTV, Steven Crowder exposed how the mainstream media launched attacks on Trump regarding the potential of a COVID-19 vaccine this year.

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Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel as historic peace agreement is signed at White House

A rocket attack launched by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip wounded two people in Israel Tuesday as the Middle East’s lone Jewish state signed an agreement to normalize relations with two of its Arab neighbors at the White House. The attack was apparently coordinated to coincide with the signing of the agreement.

According to an Associated Press report, the Israeli military said two rockets were fired from Gaza and one was intercepted by air defenses. Israeli emergency services treated two people for minor injuries from broken glass.

Earlier, Israeli Defense Forces issued an alert for rocket sirens sounding in Ashdod and Ashkelon, cities in the southern region of Israel near the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinians, ruled by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, are opposed to the Israeli agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to normalize relations without forcing Israel to cede its sovereignty over territory the Palestinians claim as their own. Historically, most Arab nations have sided with the Palestinians in this conflict, but the Trump administration managed to broker agreements that put aside the issue for now. The Palestinians consider this a betrayal.

The agreement signed at the White House, known as the “Abraham Accords” to honor the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, declares peace and formally normalizes diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain.

While the text of the agreement has not been made public, Israeli officials reportedly told The Jerusalem Post it will not go into effect until the Israeli cabinet ratifies the agreement and UAE officials reportedly said there will be references to a two-state solution.

President Trump declared the agreement “the dawn of a new Middle East” in a speech delivered at the signing ceremony.

“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” Trump said.

“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” he said.

The president said the accord “will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive peace across the entire region.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this moment marked a “pivot of history” and a “new dawn of peace,” praising President Trump for his work on the agreement.

“To all of Israel’s friends in the Middle East, those who are with us today and those who will join us tomorrow, I say, ‘As-salamu alaykum.’ Peace unto thee. Shalom,” Netanyahu said.

“The blessings of peace that we make today will be enormous,” he continued, “first because this peace will eventually expand to include other Arab states, and ultimately, it can end the Arab-Israel conflict once and for all.”

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan added more optimistic remarks, saying “We are witnessing today a new trend that will create a new path for the Middle East.”

But he also spoke to the Palestinian people, noting the Abraham Accords “will enable us to stand with the Palestinians and enable their hopes of establishing a Palestinian state” and thanking Netanyahu for “halting annexation of Palestinian territories.”

Those overtures to the Palestinians may fall on deaf ears. According to the AP, in addition to the rocket attacks Palestinians expressed their outrage in the West Bank and in Gaza by trampling on and setting fires to pictures of Trump, Netanyahu, and the leaders of the UAE and Bahrain.

The peace accords were not well-received in Bahrain either, where the AP reports the Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq released a statement condemning normalized relations with the “Zionist entity.”

Nevertheless, President Trump has promoted the deal as the first step in reaching a broad agreement to secure peace in the Middle East. In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Trump said his administration is negotiating with several other Arab states and predicted that Palestine “will come to the table” when everyone else is on board.

“They’re actually getting to a point where they’re going to want to make a deal. They won’t say that outwardly. They want to make a deal,” Trump said. “Otherwise, they will be left out in the cold.”

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Iran executes champion wrestler despite pleas from President Trump and Dana White to spare his life

An Iranian champion wrestler has been executed despite international outcries and pleas from President Donald Trump and UFC president Dana White to spare his life.

Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old Greco-Roman wrestler, participated in anti-government protests against Iran’s Shia theocracy in 2018. Iranian authorities accused Afkari of stabbing a water supply company security guard in the southern city of Shiraz during the civil unrest.

Iranian officials claim that Afkari’s mobile phone had been in the area where Hassan Turkman was murdered. Authorities alleged there is surveillance footage of him walking down a street, talking on his phone, near the crime scene. Iranian authorities claimed Afkari stabbed Turkman in the back, over a “personal dispute,” without elaborating.

In July, Afkari was convicted of the murder of Turkman, and hit with other charges. A provincial court in Shiraz sentenced Afkari to death for the murder.

The wrestler’s brothers Vahid Afkari and Habib Afkari were sentenced to 54 and 27 years in prison, respectively, as well as 74 lashes for each man. The Afkari brothers were charged with 20 different crimes, including “attending illegal gatherings, assembly and conspiracy to commit crimes against national security and insulting the supreme leader.” Iran’s Supreme Court rejected a review of the case in late August.

Iran broadcast the wrestler’s confession on state TV last week. The mother of the brothers, Behieh Namjou, claimed that the three men confessed to the killing under torture. She pleaded for mercy from authorities for her children.

Afkari’s death sentence caused international outcry for the wrestler to be spared from the death penalty.

“These brothers are the latest victims of Iran’s deeply flawed criminal justice system, and their case is further evidence that Iranian courts systematically rely on ‘confessions’ obtained under torture and other ill-treatment to secure criminal convictions, in contravention of international law,” said Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.

“Amnesty International is calling on the international community, including UN human rights bodies and EU member states, to urgently intervene and demand the Iranian authorities immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of these three brothers and to save Navid Afkari from execution,” Eltahawy said on Friday.

Iranian actress and human rights defender Nazanin Boniadi brought awareness to Afkari’s case.

UFC president Dana White wrote, “Iran, please spare Navid Afkari.”

“This week the New York Times wrote a story about a very famous wrestler from Iran – his name is Navid Afkari,” White says in the video. “He went to a peaceful protest in Iran, and he is gonna be executed for that.”

“It was brought to my attention. This guys is – first of all he is human being,” White continued. “Number two he is one of us, could be any of my fighters.”

“The only I thing I thought to do is to call the President [Donald Trump] and see if he could help this man,” White revealed. “He said ‘let us look into it, we’ll talk to my administration and see if there is something we can do to save his life’.”

President Donald Trump pleaded for Iran to not execute Afkari.

“Hearing that Iran is looking to execute a great and popular wrestling star, 27-year-old Navid Afkarai, whose sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets,” President Trump tweeted on Sept. 3. “They were protesting the ‘country’s worsening economic situation and inflation’ To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him. Thank you!”

On Tuesday, a global union representing 85,000 athletes called for Iran’s expulsion from international sports competitions if it executed Afkari, according to Reuters.

Navid Afkari was executed on Saturday, according to Iranian state media.

“The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Turkman, was carried out this morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz,” said the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, on Iranian state TV on Saturday. Mousavi said the execution occurred “after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim.”

Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad wrote, “In a taped message from inside the prison, Navid said: ‘If I’m hanged, know that an innocent man has been killed.'”

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Reporters slammed for giving Biden softball questions; Trump: ‘Those questions meant for a child’

Joe Biden fielded questions on Friday, his second press conference this week, after going a month without answering questions from reporters. However, the media didn’t exactly press the Democratic presidential candidate.

Critics, as well as President Donald Trump, took note that reporters tossed easy softball questions to Biden.

What are the details?

Many of the questions presented to Biden at Friday’s press conference in Wilmington, Delaware, were about Trump.

In reference to The Atlantic article that made the accusations against the president using four anonymous sources, Atlantic staff writer Edward-Isaac Dovere opened up the press conference by asking Biden, “What does it tell you about President Trump’s soul and the life he leads?”

Talking about the report, CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe asked Biden, “There are people out there who are supporting you or are inclined to not vote for the president who would be inclined to say, ‘Why isn’t Joe Biden angrier about all of this?'”

ABC News correspondent Mary Bruce asked Biden about President Trump’s comments this week about testing the system by voting in-person as well as using mail-in ballots if the vote is not initially tabulated.

Biden was also asked his opinion on QAnon conspiracy theory supporters and why President Trump hasn’t rejected it.

“I’ve been a big supporter of mental health,” Biden responded. “I’d recommend that the people who believe it maybe should take advantage of it while it still exists in the Affordable Care Act. It’s bizarre. Totally bizarre.”

CNN’s MJ Lee brought up Trump’s comments about Biden wearing a mask.

On Thursday at a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump asked his supporters about Biden’s use of face masks, “Did you ever see a man who likes a mask as much as him?”

“He has it hanging down. Because it gives him a feeling of security,” Trump continued. “If I were a psychiatrist, right, you know I’d say: ‘This guy’s got some big issues. Hanging down. Hanging down.'”

Lee asked the former vice president, “I wonder if you worry that this kind of language that comes from the president of the United States can deter some Americans who are tuning into him to not wear masks?”

Conservative commentators noticed how the media was treating Biden with kid gloves, including Fox News contributor Byron York.

BlazeTV host Mark Levine fired out on Twitter, “Shameless corrupt media and shameful pathetic Biden.”

“Pathetic performance by reporters at Biden press conference today,” said Fox News political analyst Brit Hume. “One softball question after another. Biden, though at times halting and unclear, was more forceful than usual.”

“The media are simply the PR wing for the Biden campaign at this point,” The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro stated.

“Whether you like the former vice president, dislike him, whether you like President Trump or dislike him, these were decidedly friendlier questions than the president ever enjoys,” Fox Business host Neil Cavuto said according to the Washington Examiner.

Mark Hemingway, senior writer at RealClearInvestigations, wrote, “A text from a friend watching the press conference: ‘Who are asking Biden these questions?? It’s like watching someone make sure a 3 year old wins CandyLand.'”

“4 years of ‘but her emails’ taunts worked,” said Washington Examiner executive editor Phillip Klein. “Reporters are worried that if they ask Biden a challenging question they’ll be heckled as ‘complicit’ by the people whose opinions they care about.”

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted, “These are partisan Dem operatives NOT journalists!”

President Trump slammed the media for the softball questions given to his political opponent, saying the inquiries were “meant for a child.”

“I watched the interview with sleepy Joe Biden and … you didn’t ask questions like that,” Trump said at a press briefing on Friday night, reported by The Hill. “They were like, meant for a child. Those questions were meant for a child.”

“Smiles on faces of reporters — not like you and you,” the president said to reporters in the briefing room. “They were smiles on the reporters. What do you think? Take a look at those questions that they asked him. They were not meant for a grown-up, they were meant for a child.”

“I look at that and I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “And then I watch Biden getting asked questions that are really meant for a child to answer, anybody could answer. And I look at the level of question that you people ask. I mean honestly, it’s disgraceful.”

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Phil Robertson: President Trump is ‘caustically BRILLIANT’

On “In the Woods with Phil” this week, Phil Robertson, of former “Duck Dynasty” fame, had news for the Donald J. Trump haters of the world: This president is “caustically brilliant” and remarkably shrewd — whether you like it or not.

“I’m a Trump supporter,” Phil said. “My definition for him in two words … caustically brilliant. […] He’s rough around the edges but straight to the point. I give him an A+ in keenness and quickness and understanding, I don’t care what the situation is.”

Watch the video below to hear Phil’s full explanation:

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Trump encourages NC voters to test voting system by mailing in votes and trying to vote in person. White House says he is not advocating doing ‘anything unlawful.’

President Donald Trump encouraged North Carolina voters to test the voting system during the 2020 presidential election. He advocated that voters send in their mail-in ballots early, but to also attempt to vote in-person to see if the mail-in ballot had been tabulated.

Critics said Trump instructed voters to vote twice, which is illegal, but the White House refuted the idea that the president was telling supporters to do “anything unlawful.”

President Trump visited North Carolina on Wednesday to deliver a speech at the Battleship North Carolina to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Upon arriving at the Wilmington International Airport, Trump addressed a crowd that gathered to welcome the president. He suggested that voters test the integrity of the voting system.

“If you get the unsolicited ballots, send it in, and then go — make sure it counted,” Trump told his supporters. “And if it doesn’t tabulate, you vote. You just vote. And then if they tabulate it very late, which they shouldn’t be doing, they’ll see you voted, and so it won’t count. So, send it in early, and then go and vote. And if it’s not tabulated — you vote. And the vote is going to count.”

President Trump doubled down on his notion of testing the integrity of the system by voting via mail-in ballot, but also attempt to vote in-person if the mail-in vote was not tallied.

“They’ll go out and they’ll vote and they’re going to have to go and check their vote by going to the poll and voting that way because if it tabulates then they won’t be able to do that,” Trump said in an interview with WCET-TV. “So, let them send it in and let them go vote and if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote. If it isn’t tabulated they’ll be able to vote so that’s the way it is.”

“I don’t like the idea of these unsolicited votes. I never did. It leads to a lot of problems,” Trump added. “They’ve got 11 problems already on very small contests. I’m not happy about it. At the same time, we’re in court with a lot of it. We’re going to see if it can be stopped.

“But send in your ballots, send them in strong, whether it’s solicited or unsolicited,” the president concluded. “The absentees are fine, we have to work to get them; you know it means something. And you send them in, but you go to vote. And if they haven’t counted it, you can vote. That’s the way I view it.”


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52 U.S. Code § 10307 prohibits voting more than once, unless “all prior ballots of that voter were invalidated.”

Whoever votes more than once in an election referred to in paragraph (2) shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. The prohibition of this subsection applies with respect to any general, special, or primary election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting or electing any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the United States Senate, Member of the United States House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, or Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As used in this subsection, the term ‘votes more than once’ does not include the casting of an additional ballot if all prior ballots of that voter were invalidated, nor does it include the voting in two jurisdictions under section 10502 of this title, to the extent two ballots are not cast for an election to the same candidacy or office.

North Carolina Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell issued a letter about voting more than once.

“It is illegal to vote twice in an election. N.C.G.S. § 163-275(7) makes it a Class I felony for a voter, ‘with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time…in the same primary or election,'” the letter read. “Attempting to vote twice in an election or soliciting someone to do so also is a violation of North Carolina law.”

“There are numerous checks in place in North Carolina that prevent people from double voting,” Bell wrote. “Electronic pollbooks with information about who has already voted are used at every early voting site. If a voter tries to check in who has already voted, they will be prevented from voting a regular ballot. A voter will be offered a provisional ballot if they insist on voting, and this ballot will be researched after Election Day to determine whether it should be counted.”

The North Carolina State Board of Elections website states, “If someone has voted an absentee ballot and then shows up to vote in person, the check-in system will alert the poll worker that the person has already voted.”

United States Attorney General William Barr was asked about Trump’s comments by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday afternoon.

“Well, I don’t know exactly what he was saying,” Barr said of Trump’s remarks. “But it seems to me what he’s saying is he’s trying to make the point that the ability to monitor this system is not good and if it was so good, if you tried to vote a second time, you would be caught if you voted in-person.”

Then Barr vigorously condemned anyone advocating for mail-in voting and said lawmakers are “playing with fire” because of the threat of widespread fraud.

“This is playing with fire. We’re a very closely divided country here. And people have to have confidence in the results of the election and the legitimacy of the government, and people trying to change the rules to this to this methodology which, as a matter of logic is very open to fraud and coercion, is reckless and dangerous and people are playing with fire,” Barr said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

“The only time the narrative changed is after this administration came in. But elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion,” Barr explained. “For example, we indicted someone in Texas — 1,700 ballots collected from people who could vote — he made them out and voted for the person he wanted to, OK, because, that kind of thing happens with mail-in ballots.”

Blitzer claimed that there is no evidence of widespread mail-in voting fraud.

“We haven’t had the kind of widespread use of mailing ballots as being proposed,” Barr replied. “We’ve had absentee ballots from people who request them from a specific address. Now what we’re talking about is mailing them to everyone on the voter list when everyone knows those voter lists are inaccurate.”

On the topic of media coverage, the attorney general told Blitzer, “The media should be fair and balanced no matter who the president is. [It] doesn’t give the media license to lie the way a lot of the media is.”

“I can speak for us, we are fair and balanced,” Blitzer said of CNN.

Barr responded with a chuckle and said, “OK.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that President Trump was not advocating that people “do anything unlawful” when it comes to voting.

“The president is not suggesting anyone do anything unlawful. What he said very clearly there is make sure your vote is tabulated and if it is not, then vote,” McEnany said Thursday in an interview on Fox News.

“Basically, when you get an absentee ballot and you send it in, there are poll books and it is recorded that you have in fact voted,” McEnany added. “And if you show up at a polling site, they look at the poll book and say your vote has been counted. He wants verification.”

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