Trump Tweets the American People Are Tired

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It’s Wednesday.

Instead of popping popcorn and settling in to watch Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify regarding the Russian Election Interference Investigation Report before two House Committees, we are waiting for July 24th, which for those counting is 7 days from today, 8 if you count today.

When Mueller’s testimony was announced the President’s team scheduled a counter rally, or a post-Mueller testimony rally to be more accurate since the rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. eastern time.

Even though we are left waiting for the Mueller testimony the rally will go ahead as planned.

On Wednesday CNN is reporting that the House is expected to vote on whether or not to hold Attorney General William Barr, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt “over a dispute related to the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.”

CNN notes, this vote will be the first full House vote “on criminal contempt of Trump administration officials since Democrats took over the majority.”

Ahead of the President’s campaign rally he has tweeted 6 times.

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson where he called the self-named “squad” of four Congresswomen, “the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse,” and “wack jobs.”

Speaking with CNN Kennedy said that he did not believe Sunday’s tweets from President Trump were racist, but thought that President Trump did use a poor choice of words, Kennedy also says the President clarified his statements. He went on to defend his comments to Tucker Carlson.

On Tuesday the House voted to hold President Trump accountable for his tweets from Sunday.

In Tuesday’s thread I made the choice not to show the tweets, however, in light of the fact that it is now Wednesday and this is still the majority of the news cycle, I will once again share the tweets.

President Trump “clarified” by doubling down on “they can leave,” when asked if it concerns him that White Nationalists, might rally around the racist tweets from Sunday?

He took to Twitter on Monday to triple down on his “go back” and or “leave” statements.

Tuesday ahead of the House voting to hold President Trump accountable for his tweets from Sunday he again attacked the four congresswomen.

Asked if he would be willing to not use the racist phrase “go back to your country,” to American citizens and people of color the President attacks the Congresswomen.

While the Republicans and Democrats debated the Resolution to hold President Trump accountable for his tweets, he went on Twitter to defend those tweets.

who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country.

If that is his standard does he also believe that he himself hates this country?

The non-bidding Resolution passed the House late Tuesday.

Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash (MI) also voted in favor of the measure.

In June Bloomberg Law reported that by a vote of 237 to 187 the House passed “Legislation to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.”

The bill titled The Dream and Promise Act was introduced in March, by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA), Nydia Velazquez (NY), and Yvette Clarke (NY).

It would allow more than “2 million young, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children,” and “provide lawful status to immigrants covered by temporary protected status and deferred enforced departure, immigration programs for foreign nationals whose home countries are unsafe because of an armed conflict or natural disaster.”

The vote had seven Republicans voting in favor of the measure, while nine members did not vote.

As the article notes, this measure was the first major immigration bill to pass either Chamber in six years.

They also note that the measures path in the Senate is unclear, as two bills that have been introduced in the Senate to offer similar protection to minor immigrates, have saw no action.

Yes there will be a live thread, wine, and popcorn perhaps….

The Guardian reported that according to a Punjab province spokesman, Hafiz Saeed, who is alleged to have planned a four-day militant attack on the Indian City of Mumbai, in 2008, was arrested on terror finance charges.

According to the article Saeed has denied involvement in the attack of 2008 saying that his “network which includes 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance services, has no ties to militant groups.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the arrest comes just days before “Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to meet President Trump at the White House.”

The spokesmen explained that Saeed was arrested while he traveled to the city of Gujranwala.

According to the WSJ, Saeed, “lives in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.”

They note the charges against Saeed are not related to the terror attack in 2008.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Saeed, in November of 2017 was freed from house arrest by a Pakistani court.

Three high court judges decided to end Mr. Saeed’s arrest as “nothing tangible was produced” in evidence against him, according to his lawyer, A.K. Dogar, who added that allegations that Mr. Saeed was linked to the Mumbai assault were “baseless.”

Wall Street Journal 11/22/17

Going out on a limb to say, Saeed, was not in hiding?

According to the Rasmussen Reports daily tracking of the President’s approval rating, “shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.”

Strongly approve is at 38 percent while strongly disapprove is at 40 percent.

The poll has a margin of error 2.5 percent plus or minus, and is based on 500 likely voters via nightly telephone survey, as more people move away from the “landline,” Rasmussen Reports also uses, “an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel.”

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