Trump Tweets Ahead of 2020 Campaign Launch Rally

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It’s Tuesday.

President Donald Trump will hold a rally from Florida, announcing his 2020 campaign for re-election as President, will he or won’t he move on from MAKE AMERICA GREAT to KEEP AMERICA GREAT, that is the question.

Ahead of his rally the President has tweeted so far 8 times for Tuesday to finish Monday the President tweeted 6 times, in two of his tweets, he announced that ICE “next week” will begin mass deportation.

The Wall Street Journal reported that a ““Safe-Third Agreement,” in an apparent reference to a legal designation that would require Central American migrants that cross into Guatemala to claim asylum there, blocking those migrants from lodging claims elsewhere.”

Both Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry and the White House declined to provide further details to the Journal.

The Washington Post reported that the plan President Trump seems to be referencing in his first tweet, has been in “preparation for months that aims to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major U.S. cities.”

As the Post notes, typically large-scale ICE operations are kept secret to avoid tipping off the targets of the large-scale enforcement operation.

They go on to explain that in April, “acting ICE director Ronald Vitiello and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were ousted after they hesitated to go forward with the plan, expressing concerns about its preparation, effectiveness and the risk of public outrage from images of migrant children being taken into custody or separated from their families.”

Mark Morgan the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told reporters in early June, via The Washington Post, that ICE would be going after those individuals that have both completed their due process, and have received final deportation orders, this he said will include families.

Our next challenge is going to be interior enforcement. We will be going after individuals who have gone through due process and who have received final orders of deportation. That will include families.

Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan, via The Washington Post.

Morgan added, that the family deportations will be handled “with compassion and humanity.”

Tuesday’s Tweet’s

He sent his first two Tuesday Tweet’s at 12:51 a.m. eastern and 1:10 a.m. eastern time.

Fox News reported on Monday that the State Department “revealed Monday that it has identified “multiple security incidents” involving current or former employees’ handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and that 23 “violations” and seven “infractions” have been issued as part of the department’s ongoing investigation.”

On Sunday Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) posted a letter he received from the State Department, that was headlined “State Dept. Identified 30 Security Incidents Stemming from Clinton Email Investigation.”

According to his statement the State Department has so far cited fifteen individuals for “infractions or violations for mishandling classified information.”

Mary Taylor Assistant Secretary Bureau Legislative Affairs sent the letter to Grassley on June 5th, she explained that “Consistent with longstanding policy, the Department does not release the names of current or former employees participating in the security incident program. However, in the spirit of cooperation, the Department can share with you certain information about the status of the ongoing review. To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents. DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents under 12 FAM 550. This number will likely change as the review progresses.”

CNBC News reported that European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi while speaking at the ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal, said that if the economic situation worsens in the coming months the bank would announce further stimulus.

Draghi said, “In the absence of improvement, such that the sustained return of inflation to our aim is threatened, additional stimulus will be required.”

The Guardian reported that Draghi has four months left on his eight-year term.

They go on to say that, “Growth in the eurozone has stuttered in recent months in part because of the Trump administration’s trade war with China, which has sapped global trade and cut demand for EU exports.”

Draghi in his speech also warned against the threat of protectionism, saying, “The risks that have been prominent throughout the past year, in particular geopolitical factors, the rising threat of protectionism and vulnerabilities in emerging markets have not dissipated.”

For What It’s Worth

The President, in both interviews and via tweets, has long pressured the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman to lower interest rates, and to go back to Quantitative Easing versus tightening.

I have no idea why it’s unfair for the ECB to do exactly what President Trump wants the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank to do. *shrugs*


Programming note: Yes, there will be a live President Trump rally thread, yes, there will be wine, popcorn, and lots of interesting comments and fair warning general cussing by me, everybody is saying. 🙂

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