President Biden Tweets for Tuesday’s Open Thread

Pardon Our Mess. Photo by Marty Mankins.

It’s Tuesday.

For Tuesday, July, 13th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. He’s traveling today to Philadelphia where he’ll deliver remarks regarding voting rights.

It’s 7:15 a.m., CA., time and President Biden has not tweeted, this of course will change. The only question remains does he tweet before noon, or after…

When Monday’s Open Thread was posted, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added another 4 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets.

As mentioned in the linked thread, President Biden was meeting with a group of officials to discuss his Administrations efforts to reduce gun crime. 3 out of the 4 tweets focused on that meeting.

On June 23rd, 2021, the Biden/Harris Administration released their “Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety,” the details of the strategy can be found @theNewsBlender.

The White House hasn’t published a readout of the meeting, yet, they probably will, it’s just not posted right now at 6:45 a.m., my time.

There was a pool spray allowed in prior to the meeting where President Biden offered some remarks.

His full remarks can be found here. He begins the remarks by speaking to the protests that occurred in Cuba. He also mentions the U.S. effort to aid Haiti following the assassination of the President of Haiti.

Folks, I want to start by recognizing the remarkable protests that are taking place in Cuba, with the Cuban people demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime.  And I don’t think we’ve seen anything like this protest in a long, long time — if, quite frankly, ever.
The United States stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights.  And we call on the government — the government of Cuba to refrain from violence or attempts to silence the voice of the people of Cuba. 

And we’re also closely following the developments in Haiti in the wake of the horrific assassination of the President that recently took place.  The people of Haiti deserve peace and security, and Haiti’s political leaders need to come together for the good of their country.

Over the weekend, I dispatched a high-level, expert delegation to assess the situation and to determine where the United States can offer our support.

And finally, as a close neighbor and friend of the people of both Cuba and Haiti, the United States stands ready to continue to provide assistance, and I’ll have more for you as we move on.

White House.gov. 07/12/2021.

After his remarks he was asked 2 questions regarding Cuba:

Q: Mr. President, would you consider changing the embargo on Cuba?  Would you consider making any changes to the embargo with Cuba?

Q: When you will be ready to change Trump’s reversal on Cuba, Mr. President?

President Biden said: We are going to have more to say about Cuba and Haiti as the week goes on and — so stay tuned.  Thank you.

His not related to his gun crime reduction meeting:

Because President Biden and a Bipartisan group of lawmakers have agreed to a framework regarding his American Jobs Plan aka his Infrastructure Plan the following is probably, mostly likely, not exactly accurate. But, since the framework is just that a framework, light on details, this section appears in the American Jobs Plan

American Jobs Plan. 03/31/2021
American Jobs Plan. 03/31/2021

The section right under the second image, says what the President calls on Congress to do:

  • Produce, preserve, and retrofit more than a million affordable, resilient, accessible, energy efficient, and electrified housing units. Through targeted tax credits, formula funding, grants, and project-based rental assistance, President Biden’s plan will extend affordable housing rental opportunities to underserved communities nationwide, including rural and tribal areas.
  • Build and rehabilitate more than 500,000 homes for low- and middle-income homebuyers. President Biden is calling on Congress to take immediate steps to spur the construction and rehabilitation of homes for underserved communities. Specifically, he is calling on Congress to pass the innovative, bipartisan Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA). Offering $20 billion worth of NHIA tax credits over the next five years will result in approximately 500,000 homes built or rehabilitated, creating a pathway for more families to buy a home and start building wealth.
  • Eliminate exclusionary zoning and harmful land use policies. For decades, exclusionary zoning laws – like minimum lot sizes, mandatory parking requirements, and prohibitions on multifamily housing – have inflated housing and construction costs and locked families out of areas with more opportunities. President Biden is calling on Congress to enact an innovative, new competitive grant program that awards flexible and attractive funding to jurisdictions that take concrete steps to eliminate such needless barriers to producing affordable housing.
  • Address longstanding public housing capital needs. Years of disinvestment have left our public housing in disrepair. President Biden is calling on Congress to invest $40 billion to improve the infrastructure of the public housing system in America. This funding will address critical life-safety concerns, mitigate imminent hazards to residents, and undertake energy efficiency measures which will significantly reduce ongoing operating expenses. These improvements will disproportionately benefit women, people of color, and people with disabilities.
  • Put union building trade workers to work upgrading homes and businesses to save families money. President Biden’s plan will upgrade homes through block grant programs, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and by extending and expanding home and commercial efficiency tax credits. President Biden’s plan also will establish a $27 billion Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator to mobilize private investment into distributed energy resources; retrofits of residential, commercial and municipal buildings; and clean transportation. These investments have a particular focus on disadvantaged communities that have not yet benefited from clean energy investments.

And with that we move on to Dumb Twitter.

This morning with cup of coffee number 1 I saw this trending in politics…

So freakin’ Dumb Twitter…

I of course, being sleepy and caffeine deficient clicked on the trend.

I headed to her feed, I won’t lie, this is like that train wreck thingy. I mean honestly, just a few weeks ago, she was bouncing off Trump’s you know what, but now, she’s out of the party? Whatever could have happened????

I found this first…

Followed by this…

What fucking principles is she speaking about, the principle that let’s so-called conservatives dismiss January 6th, 2021? Or those principle’s that allow them to support a man that is both a liar and delusional???

And then I saw this…

So, she’s not mad about the principles thing at all, she’s mad because the party isn’t loyal to her bouncy house Impeached Twice 45…

At this point, I was onto my second cup of coffee still none the wiser as to why she’s breaking up with the Republican Party now, aside from her unhealthy attachment to Impeached Twice 45…

So, I moved on, mostly, finished the above President Biden Tweets, which totally needs a new headline, as it’s not exactly accurate…but I digress, anyhoo.

I went back to her feed, because I can’t look away from MAGA train wrecks and found this…

And there it is, proof positive it isn’t about principles at all, it’s just about her stalker like devotion to Impeached Twice 45.

Now, a normal person, would have stopped there and gone *shrug* with an added *eye roll* while hearing this tune…

But since I’m not normal and was invested I followed the rabbit down the hole…You’re welcome!

From the Washington Post article screen shot shared by Ellis:

Justin Riemer, the Republican National Committee’s chief counsel, sought to discourage a Republican Party staffer from posting claims about ballot fraud on RNC accounts, the email shows, as attempts by Donald Trump and his associates to challenge results in a number of states, such as Arizona and Pennsylvania, intensified.

Washington Post. 07/12/2021.

Riemer they say wrote this to former party spokeswoman Liz Harrington:

“What Rudy and Jenna are doing is a joke and they are getting laughed out of court. They are misleading millions of people who have wishful thinking that the president is going to somehow win this thing.” The email was dated 6 weeks before the insurrectionist stormed the Capitol.

More from the article:

Riemer said Ellis and Giuliani were damaging a broader Republican Party push on “election integrity” issues, according to the email. Riemer had led the party’s legal efforts for months ahead of and after the November election, particularly limiting the expansion of mail-in ballots. But Riemer was skeptical internally of some of the most conspiratorial theories and did not believe many of the claims from Giuliani and others about fraud, according to people who talked to Reimer and, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.

Some Trump allies, including Giuliani, sought to have Riemer fired after learning of the email, according to people familiar with the matter, but he remains employed at the RNC.

Washington Post. 07/12/2021.

Riemer offered a statement in response to the accusation that he was not servicing President Trump good enough…

I led the RNC legal team in over 55 lawsuits on behalf of the President’s reelection, winning a majority of them, including the only successful post-election lawsuit. Any suggestion that I did not support President Trump or do everything in my power to support the RNC’s efforts to reelect President Trump is false. I will say publicly now what I then said privately: I take issue with individuals who brought lawsuits that did not serve President Trump well and did not give him the best chance in court.

Ohhhh, pass the popcorn, crack open the wine….

Liz “so delusional” Harrington left the RNC to be Trump’s fulltime on-call girl and said the following: The only thing that’s a joke is the idea that Joe Biden got 81 million votes.

Neither Ellis or Rudy Deludy offered comment to the Washington Post…

We continue with the article:

Ellis and Giuliani were brought in by Trump to handle his election challenges within two weeks of the election, amid his growing dissatisfaction with his traditional legal team. Many of those lawyers stepped back in mid-November, when Trump appointed Giuliani and others to take charge. But Giuliani and Ellis were also unable to overturn the results, and

[The poor woman, daddy’s mad] Trump has complained about both of them in recent weeks, according to multiple people familiar with the former president’s remarks. Ellis has launched a group on voting, but Trump has not yet backed it publicly.

Washington Post. 07/12/2021.

Let’s go see what the other woman is saying…

Ronna “I changed my last name for Trump, what the hell did you do, Ellis?” Hasn’t said anything about the feud via tweet, the most recent is being mad at President Biden for not being mad that Oakland cut it’s police budget.

🙄

Anyways as I was viewing the dumbest MAGA train wreck so far, I found this…

From the Washington Post book preview:

Finally, Election Day had arrived. The morning of Nov. 3, 2020, President Trump was upbeat. The mood in the West Wing was good. Some aides talked giddily of a landslide. Several women who worked in the White House arrived wearing red sweaters in a show of optimism, while some Secret Service agents on the president’s detail sported red ties for the occasion. Trump’s voice was hoarse from his mad dash of rallies, but he thought his exhausting final sprint had sealed the deal. He considered Joe Biden to be a lot of things, but a winner most definitely was not one of them. “I can’t lose to this f—— guy,” Trump told aides.

[Trump campaign manger Bill] Stepien explained to Trump that in many battleground states, the first votes to be recorded were expected to be in-person Election Day votes, which could lean Trump, while mail-in votes, which were likely to heavily favor Biden, would be added to the tally later as those ballots were processed. This meant that the early vote totals could well show Trump ahead by solid margins.

This and other episodes recounted in this book are based on hundreds of hours of interviews with more than 140 people, including the most senior Trump administration officials, friends and outside advisers to the 45th president. Most of the people interviewed agreed to speak candidly only on the condition of anonymity. Scenes were reconstructed based on firsthand accounts and, whenever possible, corroborated by multiple sources and buttressed by a review of calendars, diary entries, internal memos and other correspondence among principals.

At the White House, people liked what they were seeing. There was a party atmosphere. Staff hung out in West Wing offices chatting at least until 9 p.m. National Security Council officials celebrated in the Roosevelt Room. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows served beer and food in his corner office. Another group of aides lingered outside White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s office, known as Upper Press. In the residence, scores of guests — Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, television stars and other dignitaries — were drinking and milling around, mostly without masks save for Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who kept his on. After a few too many swigs of wine and beer, some guests became rather animated as the night progressed.

Washington Post. 07/13/2021.

And then it happened, Fox News called Arizona for Biden and Impeached Twice 45’s hopes and dreams were crushed…

Co-anchor Bret Baier chimed in. “Time out,” he said. “This is a big development. Fox News’s decision desk is calling Arizona for Joe Biden.” Baier added, “Biden picking up Arizona changes the math.”
Trump, who had been watching Fox, was livid. He could not fathom that the conservative news network he had long considered an extension of his campaign was the first news organization to call Arizona for Biden. This was a betrayal. His top advisers, who had been in the Map Room at the time, rushed upstairs to see the president. Giuliani followed them.

“They’re calling it way too early,” Oczkowski told Trump. “This thing is close. We still think we’ll win narrowly — and not just us. Doug Ducey’s modeling people show us winning.” Ducey, Arizona’s Republican governor, and his political team had kept in close contact with Trump’s aides.

That hardly reassured the president. “What the f— is Fox doing?” Trump screamed. Then he barked orders to Kushner: “Call Rupert! Call James and Lachlan!” And to Jason Miller: “Get Sammon. Get Hemmer. They’ve got to reverse this.” The president was referring to Fox owner Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and Lachlan, as well as Bill Sammon, a top news executive at Fox. Trump’s tirade continued. “What the f—?” he bellowed. “What the f— are these guys doing? How could they call this this early?”

Oczkowski again tried to soothe the president. “They’re calling this way too early,” he said. “This is unbelievable.”

Giuliani pushed the president to forget about the Arizona call and just say he won — to step into the East Room and deliver a victory speech. Never mind that Meadows had earlier snapped at Giuliani and said the president couldn’t just declare himself the winner.
“Just go declare victory right now,” Giuliani told Trump. “You’ve got to go declare victory now.”

Giuliani’s interjection of his “just-say-you-won” strategy infuriated Trump’s campaign advisers.

“It’s hard to be the responsible parent when there’s a cool uncle around taking the kid to the movies and driving him around in a Corvette,” one of these advisers recalled. “When we say the president can’t say that, being responsible is not the easiest place to be when you’ve got people telling the president what he wants to hear. It’s hard to tell the president no. It’s not an enviable place to be.”


Washington Post. 07/13/2021.

There’s a mad scramble to get ahold of Fox News executives, the Governor of Arizona called in to Impeached Twice 45’s team to say Arizona was called too early.

“Why are they still counting votes?” Trump asked. “The election’s closed. Are they counting ballots that came in afterward? What the hell is going on?” Trump, through a spokesman, denied saying this.

The president told Conway that he thought something nefarious was at play.

“They’re stealing this from us,” Trump said. “We have this thing won. I won in a landslide and they’re taking it back.”

Eric Trump, who the night before had predicted to friends that his father would win with 322 electoral college votes, flipped out in the Map Room.
“The election is being stolen,” the president’s 36-year-old son said.

“Where are these votes coming from? How is this legit?”

He yelled at the campaign’s data analysts, as if it were their fault that his father’s early leads over Biden were shrinking. ”We pay you to do this,” he said. “How can this be happening?

Eric Trump, through a spokesperson, insisted that he did not berate campaign staff, as described by witnesses.


Washington Post. 07/13/2021.

There is more delusional like this:

Trump then retreated to the Map Room to talk to his campaign team. He stayed up until 4 a.m. chewing over the incoming results. The president was fixated on Pennsylvania, where Biden kept cutting into his lead. There were enough votes still to be counted in Philadelphia, which were sure to favor the Democrat, for Biden to overtake Trump. And indeed, Democrats were optimistic that once all the votes were in, Biden would win the state.

Conway and Meadows both preached patience.

“Mr. President, you’re ahead in Pennsylvania by 700,000 votes,” Conway told him. “We won Pennsylvania by 44,000 votes last time. Just let them count the votes. Let them get through the votes.”

[Mark] Meadows said: “Just count the votes, Mr. President. You probably have enough to keep those leads.”

Trump wasn’t having any of it. He thought Democrats were rigging the vote totals.

“If I wake up in the morning and they say Trump is ahead by 100,000, they’ll find 100,001 votes in the backyard,” the president said.

“Mr. President, it stings,” Conway said. “It just hurts to have lost Pennsylvania.”

“Honey, we didn’t lose Pennsylvania,” Trump replied. “We won Pennsylvania.”

Conway, who often was quick with a rejoinder to lighten the mood at tense moments, invoked the security cameras that some homeowners install at their front doors to monitor for stolen packages or unwanted visitors. “Then your campaign should’ve invested in Ring and Nest cameras,” she quipped.


Washington Post. 07/13/2021.

Not to be lost on any of us; her and her delusional buddies like *Rhinestone and Polyester, Big Gorka, and now, Eric “I like to send dick pic’s,” Bolling, are upset that the GOP leaders weren’t willing enough, didn’t go far enough in their minds to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.

*I borrowed the name from Lyin’ Don*


President Biden remarks are scheduled for 2:50 p.m. D.C., time.

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