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Jerry Falwell Schools Mitt Romney With Passionate Defense of Trump

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Mitt Romney took a few cheap shots at President Trump yesterday in a clear sign that he is going to be the new Jeff Flake.

Flake led the world in political cowardice and it remains to be seen if Romney will be as bad as Jeff, but he is off to a diabolical start.

Mitt went after Trump for lacking morals but it is Trump who got the last laugh after Jerry Falwell Jr gave him a lesson in morality with a passionate defense of Trump.

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From The Daily Caller: In an interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday, Falwell Jr. answered the question of whether or not there is “anything President Trump could do” to “endanger” his and other evangelical leaders’ support with a curt “no.”

“Only because I know that he only wants what’s best for this country, and I know anything he does, it may not be ideologically ‘conservative,’ but it’s going to be what’s best for this country, and I can’t imagine him doing anything that’s not good for the country,” Falwell Jr. explained.

Because of the fact that “we’re all sinners” and it’s impossible to know “how good” any candidate truly is, Falwell Jr. argued for choosing a president “based on what their policies are.”

The Liberty University president responded to a question about demanding “higher moral and ethical standards” by stating that it may very well be “immoral for them not to support him” because of the people whose lives have been made better by the president’s actions.

It may be immoral for them not to support him, because he’s got African American employment to record highs, Hispanic employment to record highs. They need to look at what the president did for the poor. A lot of the people who criticized me, because they had a hard time stomaching supporting someone who owned casinos and strip clubs or whatever, a lot them have come around and said, “Yeah, you were right.” Some of the most prominent evangelicals in the country have said, “Jerry, we thought you were crazy, but now we understand.”

Mitt wrote. “It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling.”

“It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.”

“A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect.”

“As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit.”

“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”

“On balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

“I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” he wrote. “To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home. That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us.”

Former NY Times Executive Editor Comes Clean And President Trump Is Furious

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A former executive editor of the New York Times is coming clean and President Trump is not happy. She is finally admitting the paper’s news pages have become “unmistakably anti-Trump” and it is not by accident.

Jill Abramson led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014 and says the Times is doing it for the money which should not come as a surprise as Trump sells and negative Trump really sells.

But according to Abramson, this is coming at a huge cost to the paper’s credibility, before describing a split in the newsroom with some favoring an all-out assault on Trump’s presidency.

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Her book “Merchants of Truth,” rips into the news business and calls into question its business model before agreeing with Trump that they are actively serving as an arm of the opposition party.

From The Hill: Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson teed off on her former employer’s coverage of President Trump, arguing that news articles have become “unmistakably anti-Trump” with some headlines and stories containing “raw opinion.”

Abramson, who served as the top news editor from 2011 until her firing in 2014, made the remarks, which included criticism of current Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

“Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump,” Abramson wrote in the book, which is set for release on Jan. 19. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”

Abramson added that she believes the Times’ longtime rival, The Washington Post, also mixes opinion in what are supposed to be unbiased news stories.

Abramson said the Times may be motivated to slant its coverage further after the paper added more than 600,000 subscribers in the first six months after Trump took office. Overall in 2017, subscription revenues at the Times exceeded $1 billion, due in part to strong growth in digital subscriptions.

“Given its mostly liberal audience, there was an implicit financial reward for the Times in running lots of Trump stories, almost all of them negative: they drove big traffic numbers and, despite the blip of cancellations after the election, inflated subscription orders to levels no one anticipated,” Abramson wrote.

She also makes some serious claims about other opposition tactics used by the “media” company that are sure to make Trump furious.

From Fox News: What’s more, she says, citing legendary 20th century publisher Adolph Ochs, “the more anti-Trump the Times was perceived to be, the more it was mistrusted for being biased. Ochs’s vow to cover the news without fear or favor sounded like an impossible promise in such a polarized environment.”

Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. “The more ‘woke’ staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,” she writes.

Mexico’s New President Hands Trump Historic Win With Deal That Spells Doom For Illegal Immigration

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President Trump is winning and the media hates him for it. He is winning and while they focus on the short-term disruptions that are inevitable, Trump is crushing the long game.

His strategy to shake up the status quo to reflect the new reality of a hyper-competitive world where we are no longer so far ahead that we could stand by as China stole our technology and jobs is the right one.

We lifted them out of poverty and created a monster and while that will go down in history as a huge blunder what would be worse is to let it keep happening.

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We have a strategic advantage and we have been good partners with China but we have to draw the line in the sand – no more stealing our intellectual IP.

Trump is doing what needs to be done and no one else would have had the courage to do it and when he succeeds this will go down as one of the greatest acts of any presidency.

For it will save and cement our leadership position in the world.

The same is happening on illegal immigration – say what you want about the tactics – Trump is making historic changes for the better.

Take what is happening in Mexico – they are taking the asylum seekers and offering them jobs and now the new Mexican president is announcing his plan to help stop illegal immigration once and for all.

Do you think he would have done this for Mitt Romney? Of course not.

From The Daily Wire: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has unveiled a new plan to curtail illegal immigration to the United States by focusing on creating economic “free zones” along the U.S.-Mexico border.

López Obrador, a leftist, announced the Tax Incentive Decree for the Northern Border Region which will create free zones near the border that are over 15 miles wide and will reportedly encompass approximately 2,000 miles. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the free zones will:

“It’s going to be the biggest free zone in the world,” Lopez Obrador said. “It is very important to project for winning investment, creating jobs and taking advantage of the economic strength of the United States.”

“Proponents of the president’s ‘free zone’ plan believe it would reduce the incentive for Mexicans to migrate to the U.S. and increase competition among local businesses,” Fox News reported.

Trump Hits Back Hard After Mitt Romney Stabbed Him In Back

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Mitt Romney has not even taken his oath of office in the new Senate and he is already stabbing Trump in the back.

Roney wrote a blistering op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday and you just knew Trump would not let it stand.

“A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. … And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” Mitt wrote.

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“It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling.”

“It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.”

“A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect.”

“As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit.”

“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”

“On balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

“I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” he wrote. “To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home. That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us.”

Enter President Trump:

“Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not,” Trump tweeted.

“Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”

Trump Knocks Elizabeth Warren Off High Horse, Fires Off First Shot Of 2020 Campaign

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President Trump just took his first shot at his first announced challenger of 2020, Elizabeth Warren, and scored a direct hit.

She is out of her depths against Trump, as are most of the Democratic field. The political landscape has changed and has left the Democrats behind.

A perfect example if the arrogance of Warren – after her DNA test she is a wounded challenger and has little chance in the primary let alone against Trump.

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Yet she just announced she will take on Trump. Speaking to Pete Hegseth, Trump said.

“She did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage. That didn’t work out too well. I think you have more than she does and maybe I do, too.

And I have nothing. So, you know, we’ll see how she does. I wish her well. I hope she does well. I’d love to run against her.”

“Elizabeth Warren says she’s in the fight all the way Mr. President, do you really think she believes she can win?” Hegseth asked.

“Well, that I don’t know,” Trump shot back. “You’d have to ask her psychiatrist.”

Earlier today, Warren made it official. From The Boston Herald:

Newly re-elected U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has taken her first formal step toward a 2020 presidential run, with the announcement of an exploratory committee Monday.

Warren, 69, a former Harvard Law professor, blasted out a video in the morning of New Years Eve highlighting her humble Oklahoma roots, and saying she was putting together a committee to explore a 2020 run for the Democratic nomination to take on President Trump.

“No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” she said in the video. “To be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules and take care of the people we love. That’s what I’m fighting for and that’s why today I’m launching an exploratory committee for president.”

Later, flanked by her husband, Bruce Mann, and their golden retriever, Bailey, Warren spoke to reporters outside of her Cambridge home, continuing to hammer at a populist-progressive message following the video in which she described the country’s middle class as being “under attack” from elites.

“Right now, Washington works great for the wealthy and well connected — it’s just not working for anyone else,” Warren said.

Nancy Pelosi Insults Trump And GOP, Kellyanne Conway Destroys Her

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Nancy Pelosi is arrogant. She just threw out an insult disguised as an offer to Trump to end the governemnt shutdown.

It is an insult to be sure – a total joke of an offer Trump will never agree to but Mitch McConnell, being usually spineless, will probably take her up on her offer and make a deal.

Kellyanne Conway for one is not having it and hit back in a blistering interview on Fox News. From The New York Post: 

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway mocked Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi for reportedly vacationing at a luxurious Hawaiian resort during a partial government shutdown caused by a stalemate over President Trump’s demand for a border wall.

“Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii. Less hula, more moola for the [the Department of Homeland Security] and Customs and Border Patrol, funding our border security,” Conway told “Fox News Sunday.”

 “They need to come to the table and do their job,” Conway added. “A fully functioning democracy demands that both parties come together and that the Congress and the executive branch work together.”

From The AP:  House Democrats are unveiling legislation to reopen the government without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

The House is preparing to vote on the package Thursday when the new Congress convenes. This is according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It will include one bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through Feb. 8, with $1.3 billion for border security.

The package will also include six other bipartisan bills to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown. Some have already passed the Senate. Those bills will provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to Sept. 30.

President Donald Trump is insisting he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite differing public assertions by three of his advisers.

Trump tweeted Monday: “An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media.” He adds: “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides).”

Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Sunday that Trump abandoned the notion of “a solid concrete wall early on in the administration.” Kelly said, “To be honest, it’s not a wall.”

From The Hill: The funding package will include two separate bills: one extending current funding levels for the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8, and the other including the six remaining bills with full funding through the end of the fiscal year.

Border security funding would remain at $1.3 billion, much lower than the $5 billion called for by the White House, under the continuing resolution (CR), following bipartisan Senate legislation, The Washington Post first reported on Monday.

“It makes sure we can get everybody paid on time,” the aide said.

Separating the bills will put pressure on President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to at least pass the six-bill package and would reopen most of the government.

It also extends the wall fight for a month, which could allow Trump a face-saving off-ramp to tell his base that he has not abandoned the struggle for the project.

Pelosi Finally Reveals Counter Offer To Trump To End Shutdown, Falls Flat

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President Trump is patiently waiting for the Democrats to return to Washington, many from lavish vacations, and get to work.

The Democrats are locked in a shutdown battle with Trump and they think Trump will cave. He will not, as Pelosi will certainly learn after she finally offered a counter-proposal to Trump to keep the government open.

Predictably, it fell way short of what Trump wants and is basically a non-starter. Try again, Nancy.

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From The AP:  House Democrats are unveiling legislation to reopen the government without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

The House is preparing to vote on the package Thursday when the new Congress convenes. This is according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It will include one bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through Feb. 8, with $1.3 billion for border security.

The package will also include six other bipartisan bills to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown. Some have already passed the Senate. Those bills will provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to Sept. 30.

President Donald Trump is insisting he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite differing public assertions by three of his advisers.

Trump tweeted Monday: “An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media.” He adds: “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides).”

Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Sunday that Trump abandoned the notion of “a solid concrete wall early on in the administration.” Kelly said, “To be honest, it’s not a wall.”

From The Hill: The funding package will include two separate bills: one extending current funding levels for the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8, and the other including the six remaining bills with full funding through the end of the fiscal year.

Border security funding would remain at $1.3 billion, much lower than the $5 billion called for by the White House, under the continuing resolution (CR), following bipartisan Senate legislation, The Washington Post first reported on Monday.

“It makes sure we can get everybody paid on time,” the aide said.

Separating the bills will put pressure on President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to at least pass the six-bill package and would reopen most of the government.

It also extends the wall fight for a month, which could allow Trump a face-saving off-ramp to tell his base that he has not abandoned the struggle for the project.

From ABC: Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is close to the president, emerged from a Sunday lunch at the White House to tell reporters that “the wall has become a metaphor for border security” and referred to “a physical barrier along the border.”

Graham said Trump was “open-minded” about a broader immigration agreement, saying the budget impasse presented an opportunity to address issues beyond the border wall. But a previous attempt to reach a compromise that addressed the status of “Dreamers” — young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — broke down last year as a result of escalating White House demands.

Graham told CNN before his lunch with Trump that “there will never be a deal without wall funding.”

Louis C.K. Knocks David Hogg Off High Horse And Liberals Are Furious

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Louis C.K. is back telling truths and the liberals who used to adore him are furious because he went after one of their golden calves.

He went after David Hogg and his friends and embarrassed the liberals and the media who fawn over them – look, the kids took their 15 minutes and ran with it and good for them. Hogg used it to get into Harvard when the year before he wasn’t close to getting noticed by an Ivy League.

Good for them, but only the left took these young hucksters and turned them into wise sages and experts that were sent to Congress…and Louis has a message for them.

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From Breitbart: A recently released recording purportedly hears disgraced actor-comedian Louis C.K. tearing into survivors of the Parkland School shooting and millennials who insist on being addressed with so-called gender fluid pronouns.

The Louis C.K. audio, published on YouTube on Sunday before being swiftly taken down, reportedly came during a December set at New York City’s famed Comedy Cellar.

At one point, the Louis star goes after the Parkland students campaigning for gun control.

“They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young, you should be crazy, you should be unhinged, not in a suit. You’re not interesting,” C.K. said.

“Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you?… You didn’t got shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve gotta listen to you talking?”

“[Young people] are just boring. Fucking telling, ‘You shouldn’t say that.’ What are you, an old lady? What are you fucking doing?” C.K. said. “’Nyeah, that’s not appropriate.’ Fuck you! You’re a child! Why aren’t you finger-fucking each other and doing Jell-O shots?”

“They’re like royalty, they tell you what to call them,” he continued. “’You should address me as they/them, because I identify as gender neutral.’ Oh, okay. Okay. You should address me as ‘there,’ because I identify as a location. And the location is your mother’s cunt.”

Trump Hits Obama Where It Hurts With Hilarious Rebuke

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President Trump is done playing games with the obstructionists on the left and he is bringing out the big guns. He did this before when he embarrassed POaul Ryan for his hypocrisy and he is doing it again with the Barack Obama.

Look, Trump is right, he is funny, and he is not a hypocrite on core beliefs like those across the aisle who are bought and paid for, and the left hates him for it.

From The Daily Wire: On Sunday, Trump pointed out that former President Barack Obama and his wife have built a mighty wall around their Washington, D.C., home for protection, and suggested that maybe America just needs a “slightly larger version.”

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“President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Obamas bought the 8,200-square-foot house for $8 million in 2017 (what, you thought they were going to go “home” to Chicago? Not a chance!).

Democrats shut down Congress just before the holidays after the GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill that included $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, which Trump touted throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. Since then, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat expected to become the new Speaker of the House, has been seen dancing at a D.C. party and lounging on the beach in Hawaii.

Trump, though, has been keeping up the pressure for the barrier funding, which amounts to just 0.13% of the federal budget. And while the mainstream media has been reveling in reports that the “wall” might just be a giant steel fence in some places, the president said that was always the plan.

Lindsey Graham Finds Skeleton In Obama’s Closet, Exposes It On Live TV

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Lindsey Graham does not suffer liberal fools and he is never afraid to speak his mind. Graham tells it straight, regardless of who he is talking to and that has earned him immense respect across the aisle in DC.

He does not always agree with Trump and he will tell POTUS what he doesn’t want to hear, which is a good thing – living in the White House bubble is not always healthy, at least according to ex-presidents.

He also agreed with Obama at times and was criticized by the right when he did so, giving Lindsey a unique perspective that deserves attention.

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From The Daily Mail: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed CNN anchor Dana Bash’s account of Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 and called it ‘a bunch of bulls***.’

Graham appeared in a ‘State of the Union’ segment early Sunday, when he discussed foreign policy and President Trump’s decision to withdrawal of US forces in Syria. 

While speaking to Graham, the CNN anchorwoman and political correspondent said about the decision: ‘You have said this could pave the way for a second 9/11 in the US… If ISIS reconstitutes itself after the US leaves, does President Trump bear responsibility?’

Graham replied:’ Well, number one, everything we’re dealing with today falls on Obama’s watch. He’s the one who withdrew from Iraq.’

The Obama administration pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011, in part because United States diplomats failed to close the deal on a Status of Forces agreement that could have provided a legal framework to keep some American troops in place to keep the peace. 

Bash chimed in and said: ‘But he did it because there was a status of forces agreement in Iraq, right?’

Graham replied: ‘No, that’s a bunch of bullsh*t… pardon my French. That’s a complete lie. That’s a complete absolute lie. I’ve been there. 

‘Obama wanted to get to zero, he got to zero. On October 21, 2011, I said that I hope the president is right and I’m wrong, but I fear this decision will come back to haunt us,’ he said. ‘ISIS came about as a result of our withdrawal from Iraq.’ 

Meanwhile, Graham said Sunday that Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria. 

‘I think we’re in a pause situation,’ the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president.

Trump announced earlier this month that he was ordering the withdrawal of all roughly 2,000 troops from war-torn Syria, with aides expecting it to take place swiftly.