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Is Biden MORE polarizing than Trump?

Who is more divisive: Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Well, that depends on your definition of “divisive.” Steven Crowder believes that Trump and Biden have been part of the division of Americans but “in two very different ways.”

In this clip, Crowder said Trump was divisive because “he pointed what we all knew for a long time but too many people were afraid to talk about, including Republicans: That the media is dishonest and the Left were liars.” Donald Trump is divisive because he pointed that out, Crowder said.

“Biden is divisive because now he is a part of the lie,” he added.

Crowder compiled a list of policies and compared them for a clear picture of who looks more divisive on paper: Click here for more.

  • Trump vs. Biden’s most “divisive” policies:
    • Joe Biden (SOURCES: Time, CNN, AmericanMilitaryNews, RealClearPolitics, NBC)
      • Biden sent tax dollars to fund abortion overseas when he revoked the Mexico City policy.
      • Biden wanted to spy on “domestic terrorists” on the internet.
      • Biden supports BLM.
      • Said Antifa is an idea.
      • Supports biological males in girls’ sports.
    • Donald Trump (SOURCES: WhiteHouseArchive, ABC, CBS, CNBC, ABC)
      • Trump forced Canada and European nations to pay their fair share in NATO.
      • Trump left the Paris climate agreement.
      • Trump left the WHO.
      • His tough-on-China stance and tariffs brought jobs back.
      • Forced Mexico to stop migrants coming to the border by levying a tariff.
  • Who was tougher on Russia?
    • Trump (SOURCES: ABC, New York Times, Brookings, TheHill)
      • Armed Ukraine.
      • Shuttered all consulates in Russia.
      • Sanctioned Russia over human rights abuses, cyberattacks, 2018 election interference, and the occupation of the Crimea.
    • Biden (SOURCES: NYPost, USAToday, StateDept, Politico, BBC)
      • Rejoined WHO and the Paris climate agreement.
      • Waived sanctions on Russian pipeline to Germany.
      • And in March, China said the U.S. under Biden isn’t qualified to speak to China from a position of strength.
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Trump vindicated? California to spend billions to clear out forests, remove wildfire fuel

California officials plan to spend billions of dollars to thin tens of millions of acres of forests in the Golden State, in hopes that doing so will restrict fuel for forest fires, especially during the state’s hot and dry summers.

After the plan was revealed, it was pointed out that former President Donald Trump made that exact suggestion during his presidency. Trump, however, was met with ridicule by progressives bent on making forest fires a symptom of climate change.

What did Trump do?

After wildfires ravaged California last summer — killing 33 people and burning a record 4.3 million acres — Trump issued an ultimatum to California’s Democratic leaders: Clean your forest floors or lose federal money. Trump made similar threats in 2018 and 2019.

The media worked overtime to spin the suggestion — which, in reality, is a common forest conservation measure — as prompting “head-scratching from experts” and as evidence Trump did not “understand the science of wildfires” and was “politicizing natural disasters.”

The Trump administration finally made good on Trump’s threats last October by refusing “to grant California an emergency declaration that would make hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding available for areas devastated” by wildfires, the Washington Post reported.

Trump later reversed that decision after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) personally appealed to Trump.

What is California doing now?

California officials now say they’re going to do exactly what Trump had suggested: clear the forests of debris that intensifies fires.

According to Bloomberg, California will spend $500 million this fiscal year on “an effort that includes clearing pines, firs and redwoods. Without all this fuel on the forest floor, California officials contend, blazes will be less likely to turn into the mega-fires that devour thousands of acres.”

In fact, Newsom is planning to ask state lawmakers for even more money — reaching into the billions — to finance the forest-clearing campaign, with a goal of cleaning 1 million acres by 2025.

More from Bloomberg:

The question is whether this new push can be done at a pace and scale that’ll actually make a difference. In a best-case scenario, Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes state and federal crews will be thinning out one million acres annually by 2025. He’s asking the state legislature to give him $2 billion to accelerate efforts in the fiscal year starting July 1. But even if his goal is achieved, it’d still leave millions of acres, and the communities that surround them, vulnerable for decades.

Christine McMorrow, spokeswoman for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, told Bloomberg the 1 million-acres-per-year goal will be split between the federal government and California.

Unfortunately, Gina Palma, a fire meteorologist with the Department of Agriculture, told Bloomberg wildfires are expected to be severe this year, during a season already ahead of schedule. For southern California, one of the most populous areas in the U.S., that translates to above average potential for significant wildfires.

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Ron DeSantis beats Donald Trump in 2024 straw poll at top conservative conference

Former President Donald Trump, by most accounts, is currently atop the list of potential GOP presidential candidates for 2024. However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been catapulted into the conversation of major contenders for the Republican Party in 2024, thanks in large part to his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. A new poll gave DeSantis a slight edge over Trump as the preferred GOP candidate for the 2024 presidential race.

The Western Conservative Summit, which bills itself as “the largest gathering of conservatives outside of Washington, D.C.,” was held this weekend in Denver, Colorado. Participants at the summit voted in a straw poll about several important topics for conservatives, including their preferred candidate in the 2024 presidential race.

DeSantis narrowly beat out Trump as the most popular Republican for 2024.

In-person attendees and online participants were asked about their approval of a field of 31 potential presidential candidates for 2024. DeSantis topped the list with a 74.12% approval rating, followed by Trump at 71.43%. DeSantis and Trump are far-and-away the top two candidates as the third-place finisher – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) – only captured a 42.86% approval rating, according to the Daily Wire. Trump’s former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo surprised at fourth, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) rounded out the top five.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem came in sixth, followed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Donald Trump Jr., and former Vice President Mike Pence, who was booed and called a “traitor” at a conservative conference last week, came in 10th place.

It should be noted that the straw poll allowed participants to select as many candidates as they wanted.

  1. Ron DeSantis — 74.12%
  2. Donald Trump — 71.43%
  3. Ted Cruz — 42.86%
  4. Mike Pompeo — 39.35%
  5. Tim Scott — 35.58%
  6. Kristi Noem — 29.92%
  7. Tom Cotton — 29.92%
  8. Rand Paul — 27.76%
  9. Donald Trump Jr. — 24.8%
  10. Mike Pence — 21.56%

Colorado Politics pointed out that the Western Conservative Summit’s straw poll doesn’t have a sterling reputation of predicting future GOP candidates:

Though it might have pegged the favorites of its right-leaning crowd, the polls have done a poor job of predicting eventual GOP nominees or general election winners. Restauranteur Herman Cain won the first presidential poll in 2011, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in 2012 and Cruz in 2013. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson topped the poll in 2014 and 2015, while in 2016 summit attendees thought Trump should tap former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his running mate, and former district attorney George Brauchler was the runaway favorite for Colorado governor in 2017.

A straw poll conducted during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February also found huge support for Trump and DeSantis. There were 55% of CPAC attendees who said Trump would be the best choice as the GOP candidate in the 2024 presidential election, followed by DeSantis at 21%, and Noem at 4%.

The CPAC attendees were asked who they would want to run if Trump bows out of the 2024 election, which made DeSantis the overwhelming favorite with 43% support and Noem was the runner-up at 11%.

Participants of the Western Conservative Summit, which is sponsored by Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, were also asked what their top issues are. The results were:

  1. Immigration/Border Security — 82.43%
  2. Election Integrity — 79.46%
  3. Religious Freedom — 74.86%
  4. Federal Budget, Debt & Deficit — 74.32%
  5. Gun Rights — 73.78%
  6. National Defense — 71.08%
  7. Energy Independence — 70.54%
  8. Education — 61.89%
  9. China/Russia — 60.81%
  10. Life/Abortion — 55.68%
  11. Media Bias — 55.68%
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Former President Donald Trump announces first post-presidency rally: ‘First of many appearances’

Former President Donald Trump has announced that his first post-White House rally will be held later this month in Wellington, Ohio.

The former president says that the appearance will be the “first of many.”

What are the details?

Trump is set to appear for a rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 26 at 7 p.m. local time. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and while tickets are free, they are limited to two per request.

It is unknown at the time of this reporting whether there will be any guest speakers at the event. Those interested in attending the event can register here for tickets.

A statement from Trump’s Save America PAC noted that the rally would mark “President Trump’s first of many appearances in support of candidates and causes that further the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of President Trump’s administration.”

What else do we know about this?

According to a report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, the former president is expected to stump for endorsed candidates including former White House aide Max Miller. Miller is challenging sitting Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump in the House. Following his vote, the Ohio Republican Party voted to censure Gonzalez, who is facing mounting calls for his resignation.

In February, Trump lauded Miller’s performance as a White House aide and said that he would be a “fantastic” addition to Congress.

“Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman,” said Trump at the time according to CNN. “He is a Marine veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT.”

Trump won Ohio in the 2020 presidential election by 8 percentage points over then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

The June 26 rally will mark the first of its kind since Trump left office on Jan. 20.

Anything else of note?

USA Today reports that the former president is planning to host a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 3.

The former president has hinted at another presidential campaign for the 2024 election cycle.

In late April, Trump confirmed that he was considering another run and said that if he did, he would consider Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as a potential running mate.

“He is a friend of mine. Certainly, Ron would be considered,” Trump said at the time. “I endorsed Ron, and after I endorsed him, he took off like a rocket ship. He’s done a great job as governor. They like that. I’m just saying what I read and you read. They love that ticket.”

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Ocasio-Cortez’s aunt crushes AOC’s narrative blaming Trump for Puerto Rico hurricane relief problems

The alleged aunt of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw a wrench in the New York Democrat’s narrative about Puerto Rico, telling a reporter recently that former President Donald Trump is, in fact, not to blame for troubles on the island.

What is the background?

After recently visiting her grandmother in Puerto Rico, Ocasio-Cortez posted a photo of her abuela’s home still in disarray after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. She blamed Trump for allegedly blocking relief funds from reaching the island.

“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID. This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“In the aftermath of María, the Trump admin oversaw two key items: handing millions in public $ to unqualified donor pals (ex Whitefish). The other was to impose extremely difficult eligibility rules for Puerto Ricans, which allowed mass rejections of recovery fund applications,” she alleged.

What did AOC’s tía say?

A reporter from the Daily Mail recently tracked down the house belonging to Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother, and when the reporter approached the house, a person outside the house identified themselves as Ocasio-Cortez’s aunt.

That same person rebuffed Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion that Trump is at fault for conditions in Puerto Rico.

From the Daily Mail:

And when we politely approached the two-story flat-roofed residence, we were met by a woman who told us emphatically after viewing AOC’s tweets: “I am her aunt. We don’t speak for the community.” The relative, who refused to give her name, added: “We are private people, we don’t talk about our family.” Ironically for AOC, she also refused to blame former President Donald Trump for thousands of Hurricane Maria victims being unable to get money to repair shattered homes.

In fact, Washington delivered relief aid, the aunt explained — but it never reached the people who desperately need it.

“It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people,” the aunt said.

Although Democrats tried to blame Trump for relief problems, issues with corruption and misappropriated relief aid was well-documented. For example, the head of the island’s emergency management services was fired after a warehouse filled with unused disaster relief aid was discovered. Meanwhile, the FBI later raided the offices of now-former San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, the vocal politician who blamed Trump for a poor disaster response.

Anything else?

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh attempted to help Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother last week — raising more than $100,000 after Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet — but the money was turned away by someone in Ocasio-Cortez’s family.

Walsh explained, “‘Someone’ in AOC’s abuela’s family told GoFundMe that she won’t take the money, even though AOC previously claimed that her grandma was in dire straits (and it was Trump’s fault).”

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Time magazine raked over the coals for ‘sycophantic’ cover of Joe Biden: ‘What a joke’

After four years of magazine covers disparaging former President Donald Trump, Time magazine has offered up extremely glowing covers of President Joe Biden. The most recent cover of Time magazine features a flattering illustration of President Biden, which many online commenters ridiculed for being “sycophantic.”

Last year, Time was roasted for making Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Last November, Time celebrated Biden’s presidential victory by calling him a “dragon slayer,” saying that his election represented a “time to heal.”

Time continued its highly favorable coverage of President Biden with a new cover that was so over-the-top praiseworthy that it was widely mocked online.

President Biden will meet up with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ahead of the summit, Time’s latest edition features an illustration of Biden wearing his signature aviator sunglasses, which have the reflection of Putin in the lenses. Biden seemingly appears to be champing at the bit to engage with his Russian counterpart. The headline on the cover says, “Taking on Putin.”

The image of the 78-year-old Biden makes him appear years younger with zero wrinkles and taut skin.

Several Twitter reactions put a spotlight on Biden waiving sanctions against the company that is building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia into Germany. The pipeline would enable Russia to bypass Ukraine and freely flow natural gas into Europe. Previously, the Trump administration attempted to hinder the development of the pipeline so that Europe would purchase gas from the United States.

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell reacted by saying, “Giving him a pipeline of leverage into Europe is NOT taking him on. It’s giving in.”

Cliff Sims, a former senior adviser to the DNI, said, “Yea, Putin is quivering in his boots after Biden handed him his number one geopolitical infrastructure project on a platter so he can work with the Germans on climate change. What a joke.”

Washington Examiner writer Jerry Dunleavy wrote, “Biden takes on [the Republicans, Democrats, Eastern European allies, Ukrainians, etc. who opposed the corrupt Kremlin-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline which every honest person knows is a malign influence operation which will ultimately benefit] Putin.”

“If by taking Putin on you mean allowing him to build his massive pipeline while shutting ours down,” one Twitter user wrote.

National Review’s Kyle Smith tweeted, “DNC press releases aren’t this sycophantic.”

An online commenter asked, “What in the hell kind of fan fiction comic book is this cover?”

One person stated, “TIME has to use photoshop to show Biden younger than Putin. Is this ‘takes on?'”

Multiple Twitter users joked that “Biden can’t even take on stairs, let alone Putin,” referencing the time President Biden stumbled down the stairs leading up to Air Force One.

Young America’s Foundation lampooned the laudatory press coverage of the Democratic president, “tHe MeDiA dOeSn’T PiCk SiDeS.”

Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan showed the stark difference between Time magazine’s gushing cover of Biden and a cover of Trump’s face blended with Putin’s.

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Trump and Bill O’Reilly announce national tour discussing history of Trump administration: Talk ‘will not be boring’

Former President Donald Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced Monday that the pair will be going on a national tour in December, discussing “a never before heard inside view” of the Trump administration called “The History Tour.”

What are the details?

A news release published on Bill O’Reilly.com states that the “series of live conversations across the country” will begin in December, with locations already set in Florida and Texas, where they “will discuss exactly how things were accomplished, as well as challenges, both good and bad” during Trump’s time in the White House from January 2017 to January 2021.

“From the pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands, to the speedy development of the vaccine, to the rise of the economy, to the global challenge from China, Donald Trump was the dominant decision-maker and the most powerful person in the world,” the release reads.

Trump said in a statement:

“These will be wonderful but hard-hitting sessions where we’ll talk about the real problems happening in the U.S., those that the Fake News Media never mention. I will be focusing on greatness for our Country, something seldom discussed in political dialogue. If we don’t make our Country great again, we will soon no longer have a Country! I look forward to working with Bill, who right now has the #1 bestselling book, to openly discuss the real problems of our Country, and how to solve them. Additionally, it will be fun, fun, fun, for everyone who attends!”

O’Reilly added, My job as a historian/journalist is to get important things on the record in a fact-based way. These conversations with the 45th President will not be boring.”

When does the tour start?

The first event will be on Dec. 11 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and the second talk will be on Dec. 12 at a location that has not been determined. The third event is scheduled on Dec. 18 at the Toyota Center in Houston, and a fourth event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas the next day.

Tickets go on sale June 14.

The tour announcement follows reports that Trump is considering resuming his “Make American Great Again” rallies as he considers another White House run in 2024.

Meanwhile, the former president remains prohibited from sharing his views on several Big Tech platforms, including Twitter (who issued him a lifelong ban following the Jan. 6 riot) and Facebook, who recently announced their post-riot ban wouldn’t be lifted until 2023 — two years from its implementation.

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Crowder obliterates Lincoln Project video that compares ANTIFA to WWII soldiers

In this clip, Steven Crowder discussed a video — produced by The Lincoln Project — created to mark the memory of D-Day when brave Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War II. But, things turned comical when the video compared those brave men to Antifa.

“Are they talking about the same Antifa?” Crowder asked sarcastically.

Crowder broke down all the ways that the Antifa we see today is nothing like the heroes that fought in WWII. Crowder and his crew reminded viewers of the fascism imposed on the American public in current times. “Silencing political opinions is what fascists do,” the guys agreed.

Crowder produced a video of his own to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the day Antifa “stormed the City of Seattle and changed the name to CHAZ.”

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Could Donald Trump run for Congress, then House speaker in 2022? Former president says idea is ‘very interesting’

Donald Trump for Congress?

It sounds like a far-fetched idea, but the former president appeared to express interest in starting his political comeback in the U.S. House during an interview with radio host Wayne Allyn Root on Friday afternoon. Root pitched Trump on the idea of running for a U.S. House seat from Florida next year and then seeking to become House Speaker should Republicans win the majority in the 2022 midterm elections.

From that position, Root said, Trump could “wipe” Biden out as the Republican leader and then run for president again in 2024.

“Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I’m hoping you’ll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress? A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats,” he told Trump.

“Then you become the Speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden. You’ll wipe him out for this last two years,” continued the radio host.

Trump appeared to like what he was hearing.

“That’s so interesting,” the former president said. “You know, It’s very interesting.”

He added that other people have suggest he run for Senate, “but you know what, your idea might be better.”

Root isn’t the first person to float the idea of Trump running for Congress. Back in February, 2016 Trump campaign strategist Steve Bannon told a group of Republicans in Boston that Trump should unseat Speaker Pelosi and launch an impeachment investigation against Biden.

“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as Speaker [of the House] will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said.

The plan would require several events to break in Trump’s favor. First, he’d have to find a House district in Florida where he could win the Republican primary (not difficult) and go on to victory in the general election (more difficult, depending on the district). Then, Republicans would have to win control of the House and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would need to be willing to step aside to make way for Trump as Speaker.

But a leading Republican like McCarthy putting aside his own ambitions to avoid crossing Trump wouldn’t exactly be surprising. Trump’s impending decisions on his political future have frozen most of the Republican candidates who want to run for president in 2024 but do not want to challenge Trump in a primary. Since losing the White House to President Joe Biden, Trump has dropped several hints about his intention to run again but has made no firm commitments to doing so.

The former president’s political ambitions remain complicated, however, by a criminal investigation into his business dealings led by New York prosecutors. A special grand jury was convened at the end of May to consider evidence and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is widely expected to seek criminal charges against Trump.

Trump has slammed the probe as “purely political” and by all indications he has no intention of letting it interrupt his plans. He will speak at the North Carolina GOP convention on Saturday, rallying Republicans in the swing state ahead of a crucial Senate election next year. Later this summer the former president’s campaign-style rallies are expected to resume as he travels the nation in support of various Republican candidates.

Is Trump seriously considering a run for U.S. House? It’s impossible to know for sure. But the media interest in his comments on Root’s radio show demonstrates how everyone is waiting to see what Donald Trump will do next.

Senior Trump aide Jason Miller put it this way: “I don’t think anyone is having more fun right now than President Donald J. Trump.”

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‘Egg on their face’: Media backpedals on Wuhan lab leak theory; journalists try to blame Trump

The mainstream media did some major backpedaling this week on the potential origin of the coronavirus. After months of brushing off the possibility that COVID-19 escaped from a laboratory, left-wing journalists now admit that they are taking the Wuhan lab leak theory seriously, even after they said the theory was “debunked” months ago. Backtracking journalists are blaming former President Donald Trump and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for the media previously dismissing the now-feasible lab leak theory.

“I think a lot of people have egg on their face,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jon Karl told Martha Raddatz on Sunday. “This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, [and President] Donald Trump, and look, some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them.”

“Because Trump was saying so much else that was just out of control, and because he was, you know, making a frankly racist appeal talking about ‘kung-flu,’ and the ‘China virus,’ his notion … he said flatly this came from that lab, was widely dismissed … but now serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry,” Karl said on ABC’s “This Week.”

New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman also tried to blame Trump and Pompeo for the media’s failure to take the lab leak theory seriously.

“I think it is important to remember that part of the issue is when this was first being reported on and discussed back a few months after the pandemic had begun, was that then President Trump and Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, suggested they’ve seen evidence that this was formed in a lab and they also suggested that it was not released on purpose,” Haberman said on CNN last week. “But they refused to release the evidence showing what it was and so because of that made this instantly political.”

Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake wrote an article titled, “The vexing ‘lab leak’ theory on China and the coronavirus,” which blamed Trump for the media’s immediate dismissal of the lab leak theory.

“Given everything we know about how Trump handled such things, caution and skepticism were invited,” Blake wrote. “That (very much warranted) caution and skepticism spilled over into some oversimplification, particularly when it came to summarizing the often more circumspect reporting.”

Last week, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler posted an article titled, “How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible.” The article stated, “The Trump administration’s messaging was often accompanied by anti-Chinese rhetoric that made it easier for skeptics to ignore its claims.”

However, a year earlier, Kessler told Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Twitter, “It is virtually impossible for this virus jump from the lab.”

New York Times reporter David Leonhardt openly admitted that a “lot of people, including a lot of in the media, leaped to dismiss the lab leak theory because of where it was coming from, and the reality is we don’t yet know how Covid started.”

“I think people made this mistake. I think a lot of people on the political left and people in the media made this mistake and said ‘Wow, if Tom Cotton is saying something, it can’t be true.’ Or they assumed that,” Leonhardt told CNN’s Brian Stelter. “And that’s not right. Tom Cotton does deal in misinformation about things like election fraud, he’s said some things that are just wrong. But that doesn’t mean that everything he says is wrong.”

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd conceded a “growing number of scientists are increasingly open to the lab leak possibility.”

“And for many, the lab leak idea got tangled up in politics and conflated with the idea that the Chinese deliberately released the coronavirus into the world,” the NBC host said.

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin blasted the mainstream media for not practicing journalism and letting their “Trump Derangement Syndrome” get the best of them.

“Most MSM reporters didn’t ‘ignore’ the lab leak theory, they actively crapped all over it for over a year while pretending to be objective out of a toxic mix of confirmation bias, source bias (their scientist sources lied to them), group think, TDS and general incompetence,” Rogin wrote in a series of tweets on Saturday.

“Also, the lab leak theory didn’t change. It didn’t suddenly become credible. It didn’t jump from crazy to reasonable,” he continued. “The theory has always been the same. The people who got it wrong changed their minds. They are writing about themselves, with zero self awareness.”

“All these reporters scrambling to defend their own records on the lab leak theory are exposing their own hypocrisy & ignoring their basic error. Just report the facts,” he wrote on Twitter. “Don’t act like its your job to tell us whats ok to think or talk about. Own up to it when you fail your readers.”

The theory that the coronavirus originated from a lab has gained traction in recent weeks.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee say there is “significant circumstantial evidence” that COVID-19 originated from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the Chinese military may have been involved.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who last year “strongly” said coronavirus “evolved in nature and then jumped species,” now says he is “not convinced” that COVID-19 emerged naturally, and he recommends an investigation into its origin.

Last week, President Joe Biden directed the U.S. intelligence community to “redouble” efforts to investigate the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Media can’t quit Donald Trump, still frequently talk about former president in articles about Joe Biden

Despite Donald Trump being out of the White House for precisely 130 days, and him being deplatformed from every major social media network, the media can’t seem to quit Trump. In articles about President Joe Biden, the press often mentions former President Donald Trump.

The Pew Research Center released new data on how media coverage of Biden also includes mentions of Trump. Between Jan. 21 and March 21, half of the articles from left-leaning outlets about the Biden administration cite Trump. Even 47% of Biden stories targeting right-leaning audiences reference Trump.

As expected with a presidential transfer of leadership, “Trump figured into 72% of all stories the first week of the Biden presidency, and as many as half of all stories for the first six weeks of the newly inaugurated Biden administration,” the Daily Wire notes. But even into the ninth week of the Biden presidency, 42% of stories about the Biden administration also referred to Trump.

The media refrained from talking about Trump from March 1-5, only referring to the former president in 30% of the articles fixated on the Biden administration.

“The same week that Neera Tanden withdrew her name as Biden’s nominee to head the White House budget office, Democrats agreed to limitations on stimulus check eligibility and Senate Democrats overcame an impasse on unemployment benefits to advance a COVID-19 relief plan,” the Pew Research Center wrote. “Also in the news that week were an end to mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi, a high-profile interview between Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey, and reports that several Dr. Seuss books ceased publication due to concerns about negative racial imagery.”

The media invoke the Trump’s name more or less depending on the topic of the article that is centered around Joe Biden.

“About six-in-ten stories that mentioned COVID-19 in a minor way (61%) also referenced Trump,” the Pew Research Center stated. “The same was true for more than half of stories that did not mention the virus at all (56%). But the percentage falls to 34% among stories that mentioned COVID-19 in a major way.”

In stories focusing on Biden’s “leadership and character,” 56% of them that also mentioned Trump. When discussing “policy agenda,” 44% of Biden articles also referred to Trump.

In Joe Biden articles about immigration, one of Trump’s keystone issues, the former president was mentioned in 68% of the posts. However, when articles focused on the economy, another major focal point of the Trump administration, the media only mentioned Trump 29% of the time in Biden stories.

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Republicans say Trump shouldn’t run again in 2024, but won’t let their names be published

Former President Donald Trump has told allies he will run for president again in 2024 as long as he is healthy, Politico reported Thursday.

But while Republican officials will express support for Trump in public, several lawmakers who did not wish to be named said they’d rather have another candidate without Trump’s baggage be the 2024 nominee. They are mindful that Trump was impeached twice as president, is blamed by the media for inciting a riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, and has a unique talent for causing distractions with inflammatory statements that take the party off-message.

“He’s one of the best presidents we’ve had in terms of policies. But having said that, if it were up to me, I would never have Trump on any ballot ever again because it’s such a distraction,” said one House Republican who is publicly pro-Trump, Politico reported. “I would love for him to play a behind-the-scenes role and not be on the ballot.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was willing to go on the record with Politico about his concerns.

“President Trump did a lot of good. But he squandered a lot of his legacy after what happened after Nov. 3. And I think that’s a shame,” he said. “Running for president, you’re under a lot of scrutiny. And all I can say is there’s a lot to talk about.”

Another lawmaker, who spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal from Trump or his supporters, told Politico, “I’d like to see a fresh face. I think we have a lot of them.”

One name that immediately leaps to mind as an alternative candidate is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis swept the field in a poll of grassroots conservatives at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, that asked who the 2024 nominee should be if Trump is not on the ballot, earning a plurality of 43% support. The second place contender in the unscientific poll was South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who earned 11% support, but the poll was taken before she had a falling out with many social conservative activists over her veto of a bill barring transgender athletes from playing on women’s sports teams.

Republicans like how DeSantis has managed the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, resisting lockdown policies adopted in other states and weathering relentless attacks from the media for doing so. He champions issues that matter to Trump’s supporters like regulating Big Tech companies, opposing critical race theory in schools, and securing elections.

Like Trump, DeSantis picks fights with the liberal media, but he’s been more successful than the former president at winning those fights and enacting laws supported by his voter base.

Still, there are a significant number of Republicans who don’t want to nominate Trump-lite when the genuine article is still available to run for president.

“I’m for Trump, period. I don’t care who else is running,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Politico.

“Why have a carbon copy?” Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) asked. “Why would we not support the original?”

Many Republicans believe the 2024 GOP nomination is Trump’s if he wants it. Other candidates who are widely speculated to be interested in running, like former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, have indicated they would back Trump if he runs again.

“I don’t think there’s anybody else who would be able to capture the party,” said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who himself is rumored to have presidential ambitions.

Meanwhile, Trump keeps dropping hints about his intentions.

After news broke that the district attorney for Manhattan has convened a grand jury to possibly indict Trump over his business dealings in New York City, the former president released a statement blasting “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”

“This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors,” Trump said.

“Interesting that today a poll came out indicating I’m far in the lead for the Republican Presidential Primary and the General Election in 2024,” he added.

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With 2022 in view, Trump recruits Newt Gingrich to create a new ‘Contract with America’

Former President Donald Trump has enlisted former Republican House Speaker and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to design a policy agenda that Republicans can use to win back control of Congress in 2022.

Politico reported Tuesday that Trump invited Gingrich, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to join him at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and begin work on a new version of the “Contract with America” for Republicans to rally behind in the upcoming midterm elections. The document will attempt to transform the “America First” principles of Trump’s presidential campaigns into “a policy priority for 2022 and beyond” on everything from trade to immigration.

Gingrich told Politico in an interview that the document won’t be ready “anytime soon” but he did make suggestions about what it should look like.

“It should be positive,” Gingrich said. “School choice, teaching American history for real, abolishing the ‘1619 Project,’ eliminating critical race theory and what the Texas legislature is doing. We should say, ‘Bring it on.'”

Under Gingrich’s leadership in 1994, Republicans crafted the “Contract with America,” a set of policies and laws they promised to vote on if they won control of the House of Representatives. That year Republicans won 52 seats in the House and nine seats in the Senate, a revolution that forced President Bill Clinton to moderate and work with Congress to reform welfare, balance the budget, and get tough on crime.

That Trump would recruit Gingrich for a new contract-style agenda suggests that in exile from Washington, D.C., and with 2022 and 2024 in view, the former president is attempting to build what his previous campaigns for the presidency lacked: A policy platform every Republican could run on.

Trump’s vague promises to “Make America Great Again” during his two campaigns for president worked as slogans that rallied his supporters but never translated into a governing agenda for the Republican Party. The ex-president’s skepticism of free trade, opposition to reforming entitlement programs, and focus on border security and culture war issues was never fully embraced by establishment Republicans. The result was that the major victories Trump won for his base were accomplished via executive order, and subsequently undone by President Joe Biden.

The Trump presidency secured few major legislative victories. Efforts to keep the Republican Party’s longstanding promise to repeal and replace Obamacare failed miserably, and Trump’s inability to rally legislators around a unified health care plan was a factor in that failure. Even with Republicans in complete control of Congress from 2016 to 2018, the government spent $2.3 trillion — more than President Obama spent during his first two years in office.

Trump’s greatest legislative achievement was the 2017 tax cut, which reduced the corporate tax rate and doubled the child tax credit. But it’s easy to rally Republicans around cutting taxes, and the 2017 law fell far short of transformational tax reforms supported by conservatives.

Perhaps the greatest evidence of Trump’s previous neglect of policy and disunity in the GOP was the Republican National Committee’s inability to create a platform during the 2020 presidential election.

A new “Contract with America”-style campaign agenda could unite Trump-supporting Republicans and provide a blueprint for what a governing agenda will look like. Concrete promises might become concrete legislative accomplishments, as they did in 1994.

But it remains to be seen if the Republican Party, let alone the American people, will support those promises.

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Obama called Trump a ‘corrupt motherf***er,’ a ‘madman,’ a ‘racist, sexist pig,’ and a ‘f***ing lunatic,’ new book says

For more than a decade, there has been no love lost between Barack Obama and Donald Trump, from Trump popularizing the birther conspiracy theory to Obama taking shots at Trump during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.
The animosity between the two ratcheted up during the 2020 presidential campaign, as the duo took turns lobbing insults at one another. Obama called Trump a “two-bit dictator,” in what was a departure from the unwritten rule that American presidents shouldn’t disparage their successors. In early 2020, there was also a feud between the two on who was responsible for the “economic boom” in the United States. A new book claims that Obama not only attacked Trump publicly, but also lashed out at Trump in expletive-laced tirades behind the scenes.
According to the upcoming book, titled “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Donald Trump,” Obama castigated then-President Donald Trump while speaking to donors and political advisers ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Obama denounced Trump with a flurry of insults, many of which including vulgar language.

“More often: ‘I didn’t think it would be this bad.’ Sometimes: ‘I didn’t think we’d have a racist, sexist pig.’ Depending on the outrage of the day … a passing ‘that f***ing lunatic’ with a shake of his head,” Obama said of Trump, according to the book written by Atlantic staff writer Edward-Isaac Dovere.

“He’s a madman,” Obama allegedly told “big donors looking to squeeze a reaction out of him in exchange for the big checks they were writing to his foundation.”

Dovere noted that Obama unleashed his strongest condemnation of Trump when he was “speaking to foreign leaders — including Vladimir Putin, amid the investigation of Russian election interference and links between Trump and Moscow — without any aides on the call,” according to the Guardian, which published excerpts of the book.
“‘That corrupt motherf***er,” Obama allegedly said of Trump for holding phone calls with the Russian president without aides on the line, according to the book that will debut next week.
Dovere claims that during the 2016 Republican primary, Obama originally preferred Trump to be the GOP presidential nominee because he saw him as a weaker presidential candidate than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “Trump was nowhere near as clever as the hard-right Texas senator, the runner-up in the Republican primary in 2016,” the Guardian reported of Dovere’s book.
It wasn’t only Obama who was firing off profanities, according to the book. During a Democratic primary debate in 2019, then-candidate Kamala Harris attacked her future boss, now-President Joe Biden, for his comments about segregationist senators and his record as a senator on desegregation issues. Now first lady Jill Biden reacted harshly to Kamala’s bashing of her husband, and she reportedly said Harris could “go f*** herself.”
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Liz Cheney says Trump supporters are ‘misled,’ calls Trump a ‘real danger’ to American democracy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the recently ousted chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, claimed Sunday that Republicans who continue to support former President Donald Trump are “misled.”

What are the details?

During an interview on “Fox and Friends,” host Chris Wallace asked Cheney why she continues to vocally criticize Trump, seemingly alienating the tens of millions of Republicans who support him.

In response, Cheney called Trump a “real danger” to American democracy.

“Former President Trump continues to be a real danger. What he is doing and what he is saying, his claims, his refusal to accept decisions by the courts, his claims…that somehow this election was stolen. What he is doing is he is causing people to believe that they can’t count on our electoral process to actually convey the will of the people,” Cheney began.

“We have to be a nation of laws. If you reject the rulings of the courts, if you work against the rulings of the courts, then you really are at war with the Constitution,” she continued. “He is a continuing danger to our system.”

“Those millions of people that you mention who supported the president have been misled. They’ve been betrayed,” Cheney said. “And certainly, as we see his continued action to attack our democracy, his continued refusal to accept the results of the last election, you see that ongoing danger.”


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Despite being ousted from her role in House Republican leadership, Cheney has made it clear she will not stop criticizing Trump.

Just minutes after being ousted, Cheney told reporters, “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Anything else?

Cheney later said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who replaced Cheney as the No. 3 House Republican, are being “complicit” in Trump’s claims about the election.

Stefanik pushed back at Cheney’s criticism Sunday by saying Cheney is stuck “looking backwards.”

“She is looking backwards. … Republicans are looking forward. We are unified. And we are talking about conservative principles,” Cheney said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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Industry experts say 2020 presidential polling was the worst in 40 years

If you’re one of the people who thought the polling in the 2020 presidential election was bad, don’t worry, the industry agrees with you.

An expert panel assembled by the trade association representing pollsters released preliminary findings that found the polling in last year’s election was the most inaccurate political polling in 40 years. The polls overestimated support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden by almost 4 percentage points in the final two weeks of the campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

It was a larger error than in 2016, when the polling overestimated support for Hillary Clinton by 1.3 points and Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the Electoral College and the presidency.

In fact, the last time pollsters were this wrong was way back in 1980, when the polls failed to predict the size of Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory over Jimmy Carter, who performed 6 percentage points worse than the polls predicted.

In 2020, support for Democrats was overstated “in every type of contest we looked at: the national popular vote, the state-level presidential vote as well as senatorial and gubernatorial elections,” said Joshua D. Clinton, a professor of political science at Vanderbilt University who was the lead expert on the panel put together by the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

“This was true no matter how respondents were polled. It didn’t matter whether you’re doing online or telephone polls. A similar level of error was pervasive,” said Clinton, who discussed the preliminary findings at the trade association’s annual conference Wednesday.

There are no exact answers on why the polls were so wrong and how the industry can correct the problem, but the expert panel raised several possibilities. One is that some voters in 2020 declined to participate when pollsters called, which skewed the results.

Another possible explanation is that Trump was able to turn out voters in 2016 and 2020 who had previously voted infrequently or never voted before and did not identify with the Republican or Democratic political parties. It’s difficult for pollsters to find a sample of people that looks like the whole electorate when they don’t know what the electorate itself looks like.

A third explanation is that Biden voters were more likely to answer polls than Trump supporters, who may have been dismissive of polling because of Trump’s various criticisms of the “fake news polls.” If Trump voters weren’t speaking to pollsters, then the polls would obviously slant toward Biden.

“The people who responded to polls were different than those who didn’t. This is the first election where that was clear,” Clinton said. Any one of these possibilities, or a combination of them, could explain why the polls were wrong.

As for how the industry corrects moving forward, Dan Merkle, president of the trade association, noted that in the 2018 midterm elections and the runoff Senate elections in Georgia earlier this year the polling was highly accurate.

“So, it’s possible that these may be short-term phenomena that will abate when Trump is not on the ballot, or in the post-pandemic era,” he said. “On the other hand, it could be a broader issue of conservatives becoming less likely to respond to polls in general.”

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CNN obsesses about Trump’s White House lawn while burying Biden’s underwhelming jobs report

The U.S. jobs report for April was extremely disappointing, and was so shockingly underwhelming that one CNBC financial analyst had to double-check the numbers because he couldn’t believe his own eyes on how abysmal the figures were. CNN showed its liberal bias by burying President Joe Biden’s depressing jobs report, but highlighted a report about how former President Donald Trump left the White House lawn in an unsatisfactory condition.

The U.S. economy added just 266,000 new jobs in April, when there were forecasts for nearly 1 million new jobs. To make matters worse, the unemployment rate rose to 6.1%. The dismal jobs report was arguably the most important news story on Friday…except on CNN.

The left-wing news website stealthfully sneaked the significant jobs report news into its “Trending” section, where CNN literally wrote: “Jobs report,” which gave zero indication that the jobs report was dreadful.

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However, CNN had no problem giving a story titled “The White House lawn ‘headache’ Trump left behind” prime real estate on the site’s front page. CNN promoted the anti-Trump article at the top-right of the front page. While the economic ramifications of an eye-opening jobs report didn’t warrant a top spot on the front page, the article about the Trump administration not getting the “paramount” upgrades on the property was deemed to be exceedingly newsworthy.

“They didn’t want the noise and, Melania Trump in particular, wanted to avoid disrupting the aesthetics on the back lawn, where there could perhaps be events,” CNN claimed. “The first couple decided to ‘pass it to the next guy,’ said one of the people familiar. That next guy ended up being President Joe Biden.”

CNN bellyached that Biden “has had to meet his helicopter, Marine One, on the Ellipse, the park below the South Lawn perimeter of the White House and just north of Constitution Avenue” due to construction on the White House lawn. The news outlet also kicked up a fuss that Biden “has had to motorcade approximately two minutes from the White House to the Ellipse to depart and arrive, where before he could ostensibly walk out his back door a few hundred yards and board his private transport.”

The liberal cable TV network has struggled to engage viewers in the post-Trump world. In Biden’s first 100 days in office, CNN’s ratings went from 1.2 million in the last week of January to only 749,000 for the week ending April 25. Brian Stelter-hosted “Reliable Sources” and the “New Day” morning TV program had their lowest ratings of the year last week.

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Lindsey Graham blasts corporations that bow down to leftist woke intimidation: ‘Have you lost your mind?’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) delivered a tongue-lashing to the heads of corporations that bow down to intimidation from woke leftists. He warned corporate executives that it will be Republicans who protect their businesses, not Democrats.

In the past few months, there have been several major corporations who have bent the knee to the leftist mob in an effort to appear progressive and woke. Major League Baseball moved its All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado in a stand against the Peach State’s new voter ID laws despite Colorado having similar, arguably more stringent, voting restrictions. Coca-Cola’s CEO spoke out against Georgia’s new voting laws, as did the CEO of Delta Airlines.

Notable GOP members have rallied against corporations bending the knee to the outrage mob, including former President Donald Trump, who issued a warning about “woke cancel culture” and called for “Republicans and conservatives to fight back.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Delta for being “business partners with the Chinese Communist Party — the same Chinese Communist Party that is committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims inside of China.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ripped the suddenly progressive corporations, “Had these watch-me-woke-it-up CEOs actually read the bill—instead of parroting the radical left’s talking points—they’d have discovered they had no idea what they were talking about. A clutch of business leaders tried to win woke Twitter points and clowned themselves instead.”

Graham is the latest Republican to hammer corporations for attempting to appease the cancel culture crowd.

“They are trying to intimidate corporate America to abandon the Republican Party,” Graham said during a recent appearance on “Hannity.” “Here’s my message to corporate America, corporate Georgia: have you lost your mind?”

“Don’t you realize that the only thing between you, and your companies, and your shareholders and the Democratic agenda of high taxes, incredible regulations, and unbelievable spending is the Republican Party? Don’t you realize that the two Democrats in Georgia, in the United States Senate are fully on board for the most radical agenda in the history of the country when it comes to tax spending and regulation? So they’re intimidated,” the Republican from South Carolina told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“Here’s what happened two days ago when I was in Georgia speaking to the annual Republican party fundraising dinner for the Republican Party of Georgia, 18 corporations who money gave money last year, decided not to give a dime this year,” Graham said. “Only one corporation in Georgia helped the Republican Party, Georgia Power. They lost $150,000 because corporations in Georgia have been intimidated by this idea of ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’ So I’m going to give $75,000 from my campaign to the Georgia Republican Party who we’re going to need to take the Senate seat back in Georgia.”

BlazeTV’s Glenn Beck explains why major companies are going all-out woke over Georgia’s voting laws.

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Ohio GOP calls on Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach Trump

The leadership of the Ohio Republican Party has censured Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) and is calling for him to resign from Congress for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.

On Friday, the party’s central committee adopted two resolutions — the first censuring Gonzalez and nine other Republican representatives for “their votes to support the unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment proceeding against President Donald J. Trump.” The second resolution, which narrowly passed, called on Gonzalez to resign, WCMH-TV reported.

Gonzalez, a former NFL wide receiver, is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio’s 16th Congressional District. He was one of 10 Republican House members to vote in favor of impeaching Trump after the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He is now facing a primary challenge from Max Tiller, a former Trump aide who is running with an endorsement from the former president.

The resolution censuring Gonzalez called the impeachment — which was tried in the U.S. Senate after Trump had left office — “meritless, unprecedented, unconstitutional and purposeless.”

At the time, Gonzalez explained his vote, saying, “The President of the United States helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution.

“During the attack itself, the President abandoned his post while many members asked for help, thus further endangering all present. These are fundamental threats not just to people’s lives but to the very foundation of our Republic,” he said.

“When I consider the full scope of events leading up to January 6th including the President’s lack of response as the United States Capitol was under attack, I am compelled to support impeachment.”

Two of the prominent Republican candidates running to succeed retiring Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in the U.S. Senate came out in support of the Ohio GOP’s decision.

Jane Timken, who served as the state party chairwoman before stepping down to run for Senate, said she was in full agreement with Gonzalez’s censure.

“As President Trump’s hand-picked Party Chair who traveled 150,000 miles across Ohio supporting his agenda, I fully agree with the censure of Anthony Gonzalez,” she tweeted. “The impeachment was a sham that betrayed the Constitution and went against Ohioans’ interests.”

Former state treasurer Josh Mandel, who is running against Timken in the GOP Senate primary, criticized her for not censuring Gonzalez sooner.

“Tomorrow the Ohio Republican Party will finally vote to censure Anthony Gonzalez for his vote on the sham impeachment of President Trump,” said Mandel. “Question: Why did Jane Timken refuse to censure Gonzalez when she was Chairman? She clearly had time to do so. So what’s the real reason?”

Gonzalez is not the only pro-impeachment Republican to face backlash from his state’s party. In February, the Wyoming Republican Party officially censured Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for her vote to impeach Trump. Now it appears that Cheney will be ousted from Republican leadership in the House, demonstrating that the political future of Trump-critical Republicans looks bleak.

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CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ suffers lowest ratings of the year — and it gets even worse for host Brian Stelter

The post-President Trump world has left many media outlets hurting for clicks and viewers, but possibly the hardest-hit network could be CNN. “Reliable Sources” suffered its lowest ratings of the year, and yet somehow the news gets even worse for host Brian Stelter.

“Reliable Sources” averaged only 810,000 total viewers for the May 2 episode, which was the smallest audience the show had so far this year, according to Fox News. It gets even worse for the struggling Sunday morning cable TV news show because in the highly coveted demographic of adults ages 25-54, “Reliable Sources” was able to garner an abysmal 163,000 viewers. The news opinion program had viewership below 1 million for five consecutive weeks.

To add insult to injury, “Reliable Sources” had better ratings without regular host Stelter, who has often been labeled as a “hall monitor” by his critics. The previous week’s episode with fill-in host John Avalon notched 907,000 viewers, nearly 100,000 more than when Stetler returned from vacation. Avalon also did better with the advertiser-friendly 25-54 demo, averaging 182,000 viewers.

“Reliable Sources” claims to examine “the media world – telling the story behind the story – how the news gets made,” but often spends large portions of the show criticizing Fox News, especially with Donald Trump not available as a viable target since he is out of the White House.

CNN’s “New Day” program is also struggling mightily, despite having a brand-new host. “New Day,” which has a new co-host in Brianna Keilar who replaced Alisyn Camerota, had its worst ratings of the year last week. “New Day” is averaging fewer than 500,000 viewers with Keilar at the helm, down 37% compared to the first quarter with co-hosts Camerota and John Berman, according to Nielsen Media Research. “Fox & Friends,” the direct competition for “New Day,” reeled in an average of 1.2 million viewers from April 26 through May 2.

Overall, Fox News was the clearcut ratings winner with an average of 2.3 million primetime viewers, surpassing MSNBC with an average of 1.6 million. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 2.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable news program of the week.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey found that CNN is likely to continue to struggle in the ratings department. A survey of 1,000 likely voters between May 3-4 were asked if they continue to watch the big three cable networks.

Fox News was the winner with 41% of viewers saying they continue to watch the conservative news channel. But viewers are less likely to watch left-wing cable networks CNN and MSNBC. A mere 25% of respondents said they “generally watch” CNN, and only 21% said they tune into MSNBC.

“It may be that the biggest loser in last year’s election wasn’t a political candidate, but CNN, which has seen its ratings drop precipitously since former President Donald Trump left office in January,” Rasmussen Reports stated. “Those numbers are a sharp reversal from four years ago, when Trump’s presidency proved a ratings gold mine for CNN. In a June 2017 survey, 47% of regular cable news viewers said they generally watched CNN, compared to 33% for Fox News and 16% for MSNBC.”

During President Joe Biden‘s first 100 days in office, ratings have plummeted for CNN and MSNBC.

“On average, 1.3 million household viewers were watching MSNBC in the last week of January, shortly after Biden took office,” The Hill reported. “For the week ending April 25, that number was 868,000. At CNN, those figures went from 1.2 million to 749,000.”

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Pfizer Will Seek FULL FDA Approval For The COVID-19 “Vaccine”

If Pfizer is successful, and the Food and Drug Administration gives them the approval to distribute the gene therapy falsely being a labeled a vaccine, the United States government could then mandate it for all military personnel who have, so far, been holdouts.

Have you ever wondered why the emergency pandemic declaration made by Donald Trump last March was never removed? It’s so they can “vaccinate” under emergency use authorization.  Once this gene therapy receives full FDA approval, anyone over 16 can be injected at any time. And Pfizer still won’t have any liability for any side effects, so it’s a massive win for them either way.

The companies announced they started their Biologics License Application (BLA) for the FDA to grant full authorization to give their vaccine to those 16 and older.

With the FDA’s full approval, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be given to patients after the public health emergency is declared over. -The Hill

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be the first COVID-19 gene therapy intentionally falsely labeled as a “vaccine” in the U.S. with the FDA’s full approval.

“We are proud of the tremendous progress we’ve made since December in delivering vaccines to millions of Americans, in collaboration with the U.S. Government,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said.  “We look forward to working with the FDA to complete this rolling submission and support their review, with the goal of securing full regulatory approval of the vaccine in the coming months,” he added.

COVID-19 mRNA Shots Are Legally Not Vaccines

The companies’ two-shot mRNA vaccine was the first to receive the FDA’s emergency use authorization in the U.S. on Dec. 11, followed by the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Since then, according to Pfizer and BioNTech, more than 170 million doses have been distributed across the country.

The companies are seeking full approval after 6 months of data following a second dose.

Stay alert and know what’s happening. Stay prepared. We know this “vaccine” is a piece of the overall agenda we just don’t know how much yet. We should be prepared for the FDA (government aka ruling class) to approve this for Big Pharma and mandates begin for the military. Things could really start to get interesting in the coming months unless people begin to figure some of this out.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

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FEC drops Stormy Daniels hush-money case against Trump

The Federal Election Commission announced Thursday that it would not proceed with a case investigating whether former President Donald Trump made an alleged “hush money” payment to porn star Stormy Daniels through his ex-attorney Michael Cohen.

In a statement, the FEC said it had “failed by a vote of 2-2” to “find reason to believe that Donald J. Trump knowingly and willfully” violated federal election law.

The question was whether Trump had broken the law by allegedly ordering Cohen to pay Daniels $130,000 in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election to keep her quiet about an affair they had years earlier.

Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws by making the payment, tax evasion, and lying to Congress, had claimed that Trump ordered him to make hush-money payments to two women during the election.

“It was my own weakness and a blind loyalty to this man that led me to choose a path of darkness over light,” Cohen said in 2018.

In a statement to the New York Times, Cohen repeated his claims against the former president.

“The hush money payment was done at the direction of and for the benefit of Donald J. Trump,” he said. “Like me, Trump should have been found guilty. How the F.E.C. committee could rule any other way is confounding.”

Trump reacted to the FEC decision on his personal website, thanking the Commission.

“The Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., has totally dropped the phony case against me concerning payments to women relative to the 2016 Presidential Election. It was a case built on lies from Michael Cohen, a corrupt and convicted lawyer, a lawyer in fact who was so corrupt he was sentenced to three years in jail for lying to Congress and many other things having nothing to do with me,” Trump said.

“I thank the Commission for their decision, ending this chapter of Fake News. Between two sleazebag lawyers, Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen, we were all able to witness law and justice in our Country at its lowest!”

The Times reports that the FEC in December 2020 issued an internal report from its Office of General Counsel stating that it had “reason to believe” Trump “knowingly and willfully” broke the law.

However, in a split decision on party lines last February the Commission declined to move forward with the case against Trump. Two Republican commissioners voted to dismiss the case, two Democrats voted to continue with it, the third Democrat was absent and one Republican was recused.

FEC Chairwoman Shana Broussard and Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, both Democrats, raised complaints over the decision.

“To conclude that a payment, made 13 days before Election Day to hush up a suddenly newsworthy 10-year-old story, was not campaign-related, without so much as conducting an investigation, defies reality,” they wrote in a letter.

The two Republican commissioners who voted to dismiss the case wrote in a letter that pursuing the investigation is “not the best use of agency resources.”

“We voted to dismiss these matters as an exercise of our prosecutorial discretion,” said Commissioners Trey Trainor and Sean Cooksey.

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Facebook should not have the power to ban Donald Trump says … Elizabeth Warren

The Facebook oversight board’s ruling this week upholding the social media platform’s decision to kick President Donald Trump off his Facebook and Instagram accounts elicited cheers from anti-Trump voices across the U.S. — especially the former president’s left-wing critics.

But one notorious Trump-hating leftist wasn’t so thrilled about the media giant’s move: Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Instead, Warren ripped the company for its move — despite the fact that she is glad the former president is no longer on Facebook and considers him to be a “real danger.”

What did she say?

The woman Trump loved to taunt with the moniker “Pocahontas”
appeared on Cheddar News following the Wednesday announcement and told the outlet that it was not OK for the platform to ban Trump and that the move was just one more example that Facebook has too much power.

“I’m glad that he’s not on Facebook,” Warren said. “I think that he poses a real danger. But I don’t think that Facebook ought to have this kind of power.”

What would the left-wing lawmaker like to see happen to Facebook and other tech giants? Like Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), she wants the government to break them up.

“We need to break up these giant tech companies,” Warren declared. “And Facebook is one of them.”

She said she doesn’t like that Facebook kills competition — and not just with private business. They’re competing with the all-powerful U.S. government.

“They are crushing competition, and in cases like Facebook, they’re acting like they’re bigger than government,” Warren stated.

“The group that made this decision calls itself ‘the Supreme Court,'” she added, pointing to the oversight board. “They are not the Supreme Court, they’re part of a private company. They need to be broken up.”

“We need a chance for competition to flourish here, and we need a chance to have some power that balances out what these giants are up to,” Warren said without clarifying whether she was talking about balancing competition and power for private enterprise or the government.

Not Warren’s first objection to a Trump ban

Back on Oct. 2, 2019, a reporter asked Warren, who was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, whether Trump should be banned from Twitter.

The senator responded, laughing, “No.”

And during the Oct. 15, 2019, Democratic presidential nomination debate, then-Sen. Kamala Harris called on Twitter to ban Trump from its platform.

The future vice president attempted to pressure Warren into backing her up the declaration, but Warren wasn’t having it.

From NBC News:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren refused to take Sen. Kamala Harris’ bait when she asked at the debate Tuesday night that Warren join her in calling for Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump from the social media platform.

“I don’t just want to push Trump off Twitter, I want to push him out of the White House,” Warren said at the Ohio debate.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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Twitter bans account for sharing statements from Trump’s new platform

Twitter on Thursday took enforcement action against an account that shared messages from President Donald Trump’s personal micro-blog, suspending the account even though it was not set up by the former president or his team.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and indefinitely banned on other social media platforms last January for allegedly inciting the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with posts he made. Deprived of those popular communications channels, the office of the former president this week launched a new website where Trump can post statements for his supporters to read, including endorsements of candidates for office and disparaging remarks for Republicans he doesn’t like. Those statements can be shared on the social media websites Trump cannot access directly.

On Thursday morning, a Twitter account with the handle “@DJTDesk” was created. The account was set up to share posts “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” but the New York Post reported that the account “was not created by anyone on President Trump’s team.”

The account was suspended within hours of going live.

A Twitter spokesperson told the Post that the company’s policy is to “take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account.”

Trump was also indefinitely suspended from Facebook and Instagram following the events of Jan. 6.

Facing criticism for censorship of certain viewpoints, Facebook established an independent oversight board last year to review its content moderation actions. The board examined Trump’s indefinite suspension from its platforms and on Wednesday came to a decision upholding Trump’s de-platforming but criticizing Facebook for its “vague, standardless” penalty. The board said Facebook was “justified” in suspending Trump for violating its community standards but had acted arbitrarily by doing so without explaining the terms under which Trump can return to the platform or stating that he would be banned permanently.

Meanwhile, Trump is using his new personal platform to attack the “Fake News Media,” “Big Tech,” and “Radical Left Democrats” who he says are working in conjunction to cover up how the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent.

Claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent are highly scrutinized by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and Trump’s posts are almost certainly in violation of their respective content standards.

In a statement Wednesday, Trump slammed Facebook, Twitter, and Google for taking away his “Free Speech,” demanding that these companies pay a “political price” for their actions.

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