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.
“In America, if you hate our Country, you are free to leave. The simple fact of the matter is, the four Congresswomen think that America is wicked in its origins, they think that America is even more wicked now, that we are all racist and evil. They’re entitled to their…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
…opinion, they’re Americans. Now I’m entitled to my opinion, & I just think they’re left wing cranks. They’re the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle, & we should ignore them. The “squad” has moved the Democrat Party substantially LEFT, and…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
….they are destroying the Democrat Party. I’m appalled that so many of our Presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to try to agree with the four horsewomen of the apocalypse. I’m entitled to say that they’re Wack Jobs.” Louisiana Senator John Kennedy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
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.
GOP Sen. John Kennedy stands by his comments calling four congresswomen “whack jobs,” saying his remarks were “heartfelt.”@jimsciutto: “Heartfelt is calling sitting congresswomen ‘whack jobs?’”— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 17, 2019
Kennedy: “I believe that,” adding that he doesn't think Trump is racist. pic.twitter.com/m7QafCbgw4
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.
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
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?
REPORTER: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 15, 2019
TRUMP: It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me. pic.twitter.com/yLTb9Y67ck
He took to Twitter on Monday to triple down on his “go back” and or “leave” statements.
When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
Tuesday ahead of the House voting to hold President Trump accountable for his tweets from Sunday he again attacked the four congresswomen.
The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible anti-Israel, anti-USA, pro-terrorist & public…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
…..shouting of the F…word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills. Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
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.
REPORTER: Mr Trump, would you be willing to not use the phrase 'go back to your country' to citizens & women of color?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 16, 2019
TRUMP: I think it's terrible when people speak so badly about our country … it's my opinion they hate our country. pic.twitter.com/EekKVsh1s7
While the Republicans and Democrats debated the Resolution to hold President Trump accountable for his tweets, he went on Twitter to defend those tweets.
Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
…..Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
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 President said multiple times over the past few days that if the Democratic Congresswomen don't like America, they should leave.— Hardball (@hardball) July 16, 2019
But as a presidential candidate, Trump campaigned on what a mess the country was. #Hardball pic.twitter.com/bfMl8p3Klu
The non-bidding Resolution passed the House late Tuesday.
The 4 Republicans who joined Democrats in condemning President Trump’s racist tweets:— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 16, 2019
• Rep. Hurd (TX)
• Rep. Upton (MI)
• Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA)
• Rep. Brooks (IN)
Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash (MI) also voted in favor of the measure.
The Democrats in Congress are getting nothing done, not on drug pricing, not on immigration, not on infrastructure, not on nothing! Sooo much opportunity, yet all they want to do is go “fishing.” The American people are tired of the never ending Witch Hunt, they want results now!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
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.
Big Rally tonight in Greenville, North Carolina. Lots of great things to tell you about, including the fact that our Economy is the best it has ever been. Best Employment & Stock Market Numbers EVER. I’ll talk also about people who love, and hate, our Country (mostly love)! 7:PM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
Yes there will be a live thread, wine, and popcorn perhaps….
After a ten year search, the so-called “mastermind” of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
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?
New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 Election, has just announced that “Trump” numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50%. Thank you to the vicious young Socialist Congresswomen. America will never buy your act! #MAGA2020— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
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.”
This post will be updated within reason.