President Trump resumed Thursday’s tweeting with a Congressional endorsement @ 1:30 p.m. by endorsing Jay Webber who is “strong on borders, our Military, our Vets.” He adds that Webber is a “Big Crime fighter.”
Jay Webber currently serves in the New Jersey General Assembly. For more on Jay Webber @ Webber for congress.com. Webber faces democrat challenger Mikie Sherrill a former federal prosecutor according to Ballotpedia. The incumbent Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), announced in January 2018, he would not seek another congressional term.
@ 1:39 p.m. President Trump tweeted out his congratulations to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, who was re-elected on Thursday.
In his acceptance speech the newly re-elected Prime Minister said, via the New York Times, “Cooperating with you, I’d like to do my best to hand over to our children’s generation a Japan filled with hope and pride.”
According to the article Abe faced one challenger and will serve another three years, barring any removals from office, making him the longest serving Prime Minister, since Taro Katsura.
President Trump via tweet @ 2:10 p.m. announced the identity of two sets of remains that had been returned from North Korea.
According to CNN “both sets of remains were identified September 13th, citing “Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.”
On Thursday DPAA issued a news release which includes a full bio of Army PfC. William H. Jones who was a member of “Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.” According to DPAA Jones went missing on Nov. 26th, 1950.
Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel was a medic with, “8th Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, supporting the regiment’s 3rd Battalion.” DPAA reports that McDaniel was reported missing on Nov. 2nd, 1950.
@ 2:43 p.m. President Trump tweeted out a video on trade. The video is 1:53 seconds long.
Trump: For many years countries have been taking total advantage of the United States on trade. Whether they are allies or not they looked at us really as a bunch of very soft touches and that’s not what’s happening anymore. We’ve made a deal with Mexico which is a fair deal not the deal that we lived with where we were losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year. We are working on other trade deals, but the big one is China. Because for a long period of time China has taken advantage of our country. And I don’t blame China, I blame the people that represented our nation to have allowed to happen where $375 billion dollars in trade deficits came about year after year. We don’t want that. Not fair. Not right. So we’ve placed massive tariffs on China and the tariffs have really had a positive impact. Number 1) Our country is taking in a lot of money. Number 2) We are creating jobs like never before. So it’s very important that China open it’s markets to our farmers and everybody else. Because right now they are closed largely. And yet our markets are open to them. But let me give you an example that you’ve heard. China produces a car and they sell it into the United States and they have a very small 2.5 percent tax which to a large extent they don’t even pay. On the other hand we make a car and sell it into China and they charge 25 percent. So it’s 25 percent versus 2.5 percent and that’s the way the deal is. No good. No good for us. So we are changing things and we are changing them fast.
President Trump @ 5:54 p.m. announced he was on his way to Las Vegas to hold a #MAGA rally. Then @ 9:27 p.m. he let us know via tweet he had landed in Las Vegas. @ 11:29 p.m. he tweeted the full video of his rally from Las Vegas. 11:33 p.m. he thanked Las Vegas and told them he loves them.
In between take off and landing in Las Vegas President Trump @ 7:57 p.m. a Fox News Clip featuring retiring Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). The clip is 55 seconds long.
Trey Gowdy: Yeah Bret the only thing is Adam Schiff (D-CA) of March of 2017 saying he had evidence that was more than circumstantial, but not direct, and oh by the way there is not such thing, but if you can lay aside Adam Schiff, the wannabe Senator from CA, no one has presented any evidence and the best way for that to be proven is to release all the transcripts of all the witness interviews we did during 20-six-2017 down at House Intel. All of them, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, but release all of them, because I asked every witness to give me all the evidence you have of collusion, coordination, conspiracy, regardless of whether or not you believed it, every bit of evidence you have. No one had anything. So there is no evidence of collusion, which is why the Democrats have pivoted to Obstruction of Justice.
For more on President Trump’s rally @ The News Blender.
President Trump started Friday @ 12:05 a.m. tweeting a video clip from the MAGA Rally with the heading in all caps “AMERICA IS WINNING AGAIN!”
Trump: This is an incredible time for our country. America is winning again. America is being respected again. Because we are finally putting America first again. We have the best economy in our history.
@ 8:56 a.m. and 9:14 a.m. President Trump weighed in on the sexual assault allegations that have been made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
September 16th, Christine Blasey Ford stepped forward as the woman who wrote a letter to CA Senator Dianne Feinstein (D). In the letter that the Senator had received in the summer Ford accused Judge Kavanaugh of groping her when they were teens at a party. She identified herself to The Washington Post.
During her interview with The Post she explains that she told no one of the incident until 2012 during “couples therapy with her husband.” The Post reviewed some of the notes that were provided to them by Ford, during her sessions of therapy Kavanaugh is not mentioned by name.
For Editorial thoughts on the Ford/Kavanaugh controversy @ The News Blender.
9:23 a.m. President Trump announced he will “Chair the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran.”
U.S Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley in early September said, according to Reuters, that on the 26th of September, President Trump will speak to Iran’s, “violations of international law and the general instability Iran sows throughout the entire Middle East region.” The address comes during the “annual gathering of world leaders in New York.”
Shifting away from Iran, President Trump @ 9:29 a.m. again addresses the Ford/Kavanaugh controversy.
On Tuesday Ford’s attorney’s, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) requesting that in light of targeted “harassment and even death threats,” Ford has received since she’s gone public with her allegations against Kavanaugh, that “As the Judiciary Committee has recognized and done before, an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations.” They make this request in order to ensure “that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
For a glimpse at how the Judiciary Committee handled the Anita Hill allegations against Justice Clarence Thomas @ The News Blender.
President Trump at 10:35 a.m. & 10:41 a.m. announced via tweet that instead of releasing to the public the requested Russian investigation documents the Inspector General would review the documents. He added, “I can always declassify if it proves necessary,” as The News Blender reported Friday.
An hour after he walked back his order to publicly release documents in the Russia investigation @ 11:29 a.m. he focused on Senator Feinstein and their having had the Ford letter since summer.
In the redacted copy of the letter Ford sent to Senator Feinstein, Ford asked for the Senator to keep the information confidential. The redacted copy of the letter can be found @ CNN.
@ 1:22 p.m. President Trump honored National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
@ 4:11 he sent a video clip of a speech he gave supporting veterans. The video clip is 54 seconds long.
Trump: And we are fighting to make sure you get the care you so richly earned. And today’s legislation is one more promise that the Trump administration is keeping and we’ve done a lot of promises and we’ve kept them all. And this is another one for the veterans. With this funding bill we’ve increased the VA’s budget to the largest ever. We are delivering the resources needed to fully implement crucial VA reforms that as you know we’ve gotten. You know the reforms we are going to go over them in a minute, but there are some reforms and to deliver for our great veterans just the way I said I would. Constantly on the campaign trail. You back me and I back you. That’s the way it works right? That’s the way it’s suppose to work in life.
4:51 p.m. after several retweets that can be found @realDonaldTrump, he sent another video clip that is 39 seconds long.
Trump: Consumer sentiment hit it’s highest level in seventeen years. That’s something very important to me. Consumer sentiment is like the sprite that people have for investing and for the country and for what they are going to buy. It means a lot about jobs. It means a lot about everything. During the past administration it went down very substantially in 2015. So we are happy about it, we are on our way to a very very special period in our countries life. When consumer sentiment goes up that means people are feeling really good.
At 5:44 p.m. President Trump tweeted his full remarks for the signing of “H.R. 5895.”
President Trump held another MAGA rally this time from Missouri. @ 9:05 p.m. he tweet the full rally which is 74:44 seconds long he also Thanked Missouri, telling the state “I love you!”
Continuing to thank Missouri he tweets @ 9:31 p.m., “we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
He sent another rally clip that’s 1:04 seconds long @ 11:20 p.m.
So far on Saturday, President Trump has issued two tweets, the first @ 10:01 a.m. in which he talks about “New Economic Records” and the second @ 10:56 a.m. it’s another video clip of him talking about wages. The clip is 37 seconds long.
Trump: On the campaign trail I used to always talk about the fact that wages weren’t going up for people. They were down from twenty years ago and people had one job now they were working two and three jobs and they were making less money. Well I have good news for you it was just announced that wages for the first time in many years for people in the United States have gone up. I’m so happy about that. That means you are working hard, but you are making more money and that’s going to continue so congratulations. Spend your money well.