On Monday President Trump held a rally from El Paso, Texas.
Prior to the event the President tweeted 4 more times, following the 5 he issued earlier in the day.
After the Rally President Trump tweeted 1 time, and re-tweeted 3 times.
Before the Rally.
1. Image from The Drudge Report.
The headline was based on the daily tracking poll provided by Rasmussen Reports, it showed that 52 percent of those surveyed approved of the President’s job.
Tuesday’s daily tracker shows that only 50 percent of likely voters approve of the President’s job, while 48 percent disapprove.
According to Rasmussen Reporters the “Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”
2. & 3. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future.
The Hill explains that on Monday Iran held a ceremony to “mark the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that transformed Iran into an Islamic republic, commemorating the day when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini toppled the Shah of Iran.”
The Hill quotes the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani as saying, “We will not let America become victorious … Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other.”
The article goes on to say that the Trump administration is “hosting a global conference in Poland this week to discuss the Middle East, expected to focus largely on Iran,” Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to attend.
4. should give serious consideration to all factors before voting to close viable power plants, like Paradise #3 in Kentucky!
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) posted a notice to their website announcing the potential retirement of the Paradise Fossil Plant, located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
According to the statement the company cites “flat to declining demand,” for power coupled with the high cost associated with operating a coal planet for the evaluation of keeping unit #3 operational, unit 1 and unit 2, according to the company were replaced with natural gas generation in Spring of 2017.
Bloomberg explains that while TVA “is a federal government agency rather than an investor-owned utility, their ability to sway the board may be limited. That’s because the agency doesn’t receive any taxpayer money and has to make its revenue through sales of electricity, just like a private generator.”
TVA responded to President Trump’s tweet via Twitter:
The Board is expected to meet on February 14th, to make their finally determination on the fate of the Paradise Plant.
For What it’s Worth: Politico reported that the Paradise Plant in question receives “the bulk of its coal from a subsidiary of Murray Energy, according to data from the Energy Information Administration
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray according to the article “is a prolific GOP donor, and his company gave $1 million from his company to the Trump-supporting super PAC America First Action in the last election cycle, among other big contributions.”
The article also notes that TVA’s Board is made-up of Senate confirmed appointees, currently TVA’s Board has seven members and two openings that require Senate confirmation, three of the sitting members were appointed by President Obama, while four of the sitting members were appointed by President Trump.
According to Politico the Governor of Kentucky, Republican Matt Bevin said that he and President Trump would “call on the TVA board to postpone its vote until TVA’s two open seats can be filled and FERC finishes a study on grid resiliency.”
The article explains that only one person has been nominated to fill one of the two vacancies, John Ryder, a former general counsel to the Republican National Committee, who was not confirmed by the full Senate last year, only to be re-nominated by President Trump last month.
After the Rally.
5. Thank you El Paso, Texas – I love you!
Some Rally highlights via Vox Journalist Aaron Rupar.
TRUMP disses protesters who keep disrupting his rally (there's been at least 4 disruptions): "They go back home to mommy. They get punished when they get home."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 12, 2019
The crowd responds with "build the wall!" chants. pic.twitter.com/RPbfhcoHwc
Trump smears undocumented immigrants: "Murders, murders, murders. Killings, murders!"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 12, 2019
Crowd erupts in "Build the wall" chants. pic.twitter.com/kHPQteZdQR
For a replay of Monday night’s rally @ the News Blender.
1. Video Clip from the Texas Rally.
This post will be update within reason as President Trump tweets.