Trump Tweets: The Halloween Edition

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Wednesday October 31st President Trump has spent Halloween morning tweeting about immigration, the stock market, and his trip to Pittsburgh.

His first tweet came at 8:38 a.m. where he explains that the caravan that is slowly making it’s way to the U.S. Border was “made up” of “some very tough fighters and people.”

According to the Washington Post the incident cited in President Trump’s tweet was on Sunday, was when a “violent clash with Mexican federal police that took place earlier this week at the Guatemala-Mexico border.” According to the article the incident occurred when roughly 3,000 Central American immigrants crossed onto “Mexican soil, with some throwing rocks and bottles. One migrant was killed, and dozens were injured.”

The article goes on to say that the caravan mentioned in the tweet is lagging behind another caravan.

His next tweet came at 8:45 a.m., in this tweet President Trump explains that “Our military troops,” are being “mobilized at the Southern Border.” He continues to explain that, “We will NOT let these Caravans,” which according to President Trump are filled with, “some very bad thugs and gang members,” into the United States. He adds that “Our Border is sacred” and demands they come “legally.” He ends the tweet with “TURN AROUND!”

Opinion: Seeking asylum is done at the U.S. Border, at a port of entry. That’s legal. For now at any rate.

For his next tweet President Trump shifts gears focusing on the stock market @ 9:04 a.m. he praises the “400 point” gain from Tuesday stock market.

Twenty-Four Hours Earlier

Yahoo Finance reports that, “Nearly half of S&P 500 companies have reported results so far for the latest reporting season. Of these, 77% clocked better-than-expected earnings per share, according to FactSet. Third quarter earnings are up 22.5% year-over-year.” The article adds caution, “Still, the Dow is down almost 6% for October and has gained only 1.5% so far this year, as investors grapple with rising interest rates and increasing trade tensions with China.”

President Trump @ 9:09 a.m. tweets video footage of his visit to Pittsburgh after the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue that left eleven people dead, six wounded including four officers. In his tweet he explains that he and first Lady Melania Trump “were treated very nicely,” he writes, “The Office of the President was shown great respect on a very sad & solemn day.” He blasts “Fake News,” that reported he was not treated with the respect he deserves.

The Hill reports that protesters gathered on Tuesday in the “hundreds,” and “marched in solemn protest around the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, many carrying signs condemning Trump’s incendiary rhetoric.” The article goes on to say that President Trump offered no remarks on Tuesday according to Press Secretary Sarah Sanders he refrained from speaking because “He wanted today to be about showing respect for the families and the friends of the victims, as well as for Jewish Americans.”

@ 9:25 a.m. President Trump switches gears once again this time he focuses on “So-called Birthright Citizenship,” and explains it, “costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other.” He writes that “Many legal scholars agree,” with him that, “It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

As the News Blender reported on Tuesday President Trump announced during a taped interview with Axios, that he can and will issue an Executive Order that would change the 14th amendment.

I explained my opinion in the Why it Matters section of the article I wrote on Tuesday. On Wednesday I will instead ask a question.

If illegal aliens are not in fact covered by the words, “subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” how can we deport them, stop them for speeding, arrest them for murder?

In his next tweet President Trump says he agrees with the 1993 Senator Harry Reid. @ 10:17 a.m.. He also writes that Democrats want “Open Borders (which brings massive crime) “stuff.”

In 1993 Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) said, via the Washington Post, that “no sane country,” would grant “citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants born on its soil.” In 1999 Reid apologized for his 1993 comments and revised his position.

In a later tweet @ 1:19 p.m. President Trump tweeted out a clip of Senator Harry Reid’s 1993 comments.

@ 12:43 p.m. President Trump criticizes retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) saying that instead of focusing on “Birthright Citizenship,” and giving his opinion on that subject, that Ryan should focus on holding the “Majority.”

On Tuesday during a radio interview with Kentucky station WVLK, Ryan was asked about the EO President Trump told Axios he would issue to end “birthright citizenship,” Ryan explained via Politico, “You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. As a conservative, I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case the 14th Amendment is pretty clear, and that would involve a very, very lengthy constitutional process. But where we obviously totally agree with the president is getting at the root issue here, which is unchecked illegal immigration.”

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Programming Note: As was mentioned in the comment section on Tuesday, Wednesday is the start of President Trump’s MAGA rallies ahead of the midterm elections. According to his website @donaldjtrump starting November 2nd, and ending on November 5th, President Trump will hold two rallies a day. For sanity reasons, mine and yours, I will not be providing a live feed for each of those rallies.

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