Trump Tweets “I NEVER,” for Thursday’s Open Thread

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It’s Thursday aka Friday Eve.

For Friday Eve, President Impeached has tweeted 8 times.

In his first tweet he announced that his Admin would be punishing state law enforcement agencies in cities that label themselves sanctuary cities.

NBC News reported on February 26th, that a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that the Department of Justice can “refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves sanctuaries and refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.”

NBC News also notes that Federal law has “long prohibited local governments from refusing to share information about the citizenship status of people they arrest or jail after convictions. Immigration agents say they need to know who in local jails is in the U.S. illegally so they can be deported after they’ve served their sentences.”

The “funds,” being withhold comes from a grant program that provides around, “$250 million a year to help fund investigative task forces, improve 911 call systems and crime laboratories, and reduce gang violence in prisons.”

The New York Times quotes the Justice Department spokesman Alexei Woltornist as saying, “Today’s decision rightfully recognizes the lawful authority of the attorney general to ensure that Department of Justice grant recipients are not at the same time thwarting federal law enforcement priorities.”

The unanimous ruling, written by Judge Reena Raggi, “reversed a lower court judge’s decision, and found that the federal government had the discretion to impose conditions when distributing grant money.”

They go on to explain that the grants at issue are: “the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, are the biggest source of federal law enforcement funding to state and local jurisdictions.”

AP News reported at the time that the ruling only applies to seven states; New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia and Rhode Island.

Over the past two years, Federal Appeals Courts in Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, have ruled against the Federal Government’s attempt to withhold the grants.

In the past prior to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions changing the rules for how a state or city qualified for the federal grant in 2017, “cities and states seeking grant money were required only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities about the immigration status of people who were detained.”

It was in 2018 that the Justice Department imposed additional conditions on the grant money, but legal challenges to those rules have not yet reached the appeals court in New York.

For What It’s Worth:

I’m not sure how hurting law enforcement will help with the immigration problem. I’m all for the states following federal laws and rules, however, if the state is not preventing law enforcement from in fact following those laws and rules, is it wise to deny money to those men and women that risk their lives to protect us?

President Impeached moves on from government business to focus on denying what he implied on tape…

As he promoted via tweet(s) President Impeached was interviewed by Fox News, radio show host, and super fan, Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

During the interview this happened…

President Impeached: Because a lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly, they don’t even see a doctor, they don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people, so you can’t put them down in the category in the overall population in terms of this corona flu–and/or virus. So you just can’t do that. So if, you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by sitting around, and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.

Technically he didn’t say “people that are feeling sick should go to work,” but he did imply that the mildly infected were going to work in order to share the virus with others.

President Impeached moves to blasting Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

During a protest outside the Supreme Court Schumer said, “I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,” via CNN.

Chief Justice John Roberts publicly called out the statement saying:

This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wanted to tell them that ‘You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.’ Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

CNN. 03/04/2020.

On the Senate floor Schumer explained he meant political consequences his intent was not to threaten the two newly appointed Supreme Court Justices.

For What It’s Worth, this might be an unpopular take, but honestly, if Scuhmers statements are outrageous, what the hell our President Impeached?

I know whataboutism, but people have in writing admitted to killing people in the name of President Trump. While I do not in fact believe Trump is responsible for their deaths, how come one side is always and I mean always held to a higher standard than the other one?

It doesn’t even matter Red or Blue, it matters that for some reason, one side is always expected to be better behaved.

I guess the lesson should be words matter, think before you speak or tweet, but somehow I don’t think that’s gonna be learned anytime soon.

President Impeached moves on from blasting Schumer to focus on praising himself via someone else.

February 2nd, Reuters reported that the Trump admin announced new restrictions that “went into effect at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, U.S. citizens who have traveled in China within 14 days will be directed to one of eight airports designated for screening, with three more to be added Monday.”

By the time the new restrictions were announced 9 cases were already confirmed in the U.S..

He twists away from the coronavirus to once again thank himself via someone else.

It’s a primary election. The focus right now, wrong or right, is who the Democrats vote for to face-off against President Impeached in the general election.

Keeping to the election theme…

As the News Blender reported on Thursday, Warren is expected to suspended her Presidential campaign.

Moving to both praising himself and the election…

Yeah, President Impeached with his tariffs and immigration policy is total keyed to the future…

Again he praises his admin this time he just uses himself to do it…

The New York Times reported Thursday that as of this morning there were at least 160 patients with the illness have been treated in 17 states. The New York Times explains they are collecting data they update throughout the day using information collect for federal, state, and local officials, in order to maintain a more accurate count.

The CDC is updating their data Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s, using numbers that close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting. According to their last update 10 people have dead of the fast spreading virus. The 11th death of COVID-19 was reported on Wednesday evening. According to CBS News the 10 deaths came from Washington State.

As to closing our borders, that is not accurate, there are restrictions put in place, for travelers, but our borders are not closed.

For What It’s Worth.

During his interview with Hannity, President Impeached before he said that people sick were attending work, he said that the World Health Org’s., number of a 3.4 percent death rate, was a “false number,” he based that on his own “hunch.”

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