Women for Trump 2020 Kicks Off As Media Works to Destroy the President

H/T Godfather Politics.

These women supporting President Trump shoot holes in the drive-by media narrative that women hate President Trump.

The drive-by media claims that women hate President Trump as he is a misogynist pig.

A group of about 1,000 women gathered on Tuesday to launch their “Women For Trump 2020” effort to push the president over the finish line for 2020. Who says women don’t support Trump?

The women gathered for their kickoff rally in Pennsylvania, on July 16.

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So many great ! Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters.

Pennsylvania voter Liana Evans: “We really feel like he speaks for us.”

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The group is touting the president’s record of success in office. They have put out these talking points detailing that record:

  • Women who make up 56% of the 6,000,000 new jobs created since President Trump took office
  • Women who are 50% of the Trump campaign team
  • Women who are part of the 600,000 women who were lifted out of poverty by Trump policies
  • Women who are part of the 12.3 million women-owned businesses under Trump and who bring in $1.8 trillion in revenue
  • Women who are part of the 1,800 new businesses started every day
  • Women who appreciate the $26 billion in new drugs savings
  • Women who helped contribute to the $108 million Trump raised in the first campaign quarter
  • Women who were half of the 975,000 individuals who donated in the same quarter

As American Thinker reported:

Political celebrities supporting women included Lara Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ronna MacDaniels, Mercedes Schlapp, Kayleigh McEnany, Katrina Pierson, Brad Parscale, and none other than Diamond & Silk. The audience was beautiful, intelligent, enthusiastic, and involved. Chants of “USA,” loud applause, and a feeling of warmth and hope filled the room.

There were cheers for our president’s economic success of low unemployment and record-breaking stock growth, cheers for our president’s philosophy of leaving no one behind, cheers for our president’s support for our military and his success with highly complicated and difficult issues with North Korea, China, Israel, the Middle East, Iran.

Our president gave up his life of luxury and business to get bashed every day by the media and Democrats, with 93% negative coverage, because President Trump has a deep love for America and wants to help the forgotten men and women. As Katrina Pierson said, “he fights for me, so I am going to fight for him.” There were 1,000 women at the rally who are going to fight for Donald Trump. Soon they will recruit another 2,000 women who will then recruit 4,000 women, all foot soldiers who are not afraid to voice their support for Trump. God bless Donald Trump!

The media ignored the event, so here are some great tweets:

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Amazing crowd of women today in Pennsylvania for the launch of . Over 1000 showed up to hear @kimguilfoyle @LaraLeaTrump @GOPChairwoman @KatrinaPierson @kayleighmcenany speak.

This crowd is bigger than the Democrat candidates rallies!

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Elizabeth Landers

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“Trump! Trump! Trump!” – Women for Trump launches today in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Jessie Jane Duff

@JessieJaneDuff

Excited to join @TeamTrump coalition kick-off with @LaraLeaTrump and @DiamondandSilk!

Nothing the Democrats say will stop American women from supporting our President @realDonaldTrump!

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Trump Is ‘Very Seriously’ Considering This Route To Get That Key Citizenship Question On The Census

H/T Town Hall.

We need the citizenship question on the 2020 census that way we can get a better idea of how many illegals there are in America.

The number of illegals in America is a question Delusional DemocRats do not want answered.

Of the many legal roadblocks, the citizenship question on the 2020 census was one I thought would never be one. We’ve added one before in past surveys. It’s constitutional. The Justices noted that in the recent 5-4 decision to send this back to the lower courts for review. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing of the court. The main problem was that the Court didn’t like the Commerce Department’s reasoning for adding the question.

No doubt this was a body blow and it was even more disheartening when Commerce decided that they were going to print the surveys without the question. Again, the question itself is constitutional, but there was no time to hash this legal matter out in time. The clock was already running out. Yet, prior to the Fourth of July holiday, Trump said he ordered the Department of Justice to look into ways to add the question onto the survey.

He had also mulled delaying the census until this matter can be resolved. Now, the president might just add it through executive order. As Obama said, elections have consequences and he had a phone and a pen. Yep, and that applies to any president (via Associated Press):

President Donald Trump said Friday he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census.

Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for a weekend in New Jersey, Trump said the idea is among four or five options he’s considering as he pushes the issue.

“It’s one of the ways that we’re thinking about doing it, very seriously,” he said, despite the fact that the government has already begun the process of printing the census questionnaire without that question.

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An executive order would not, by itself, override court rulings blocking the inclusion of the citizenship question. But such an action from Trump would perhaps give administration lawyers a new basis to try to persuade federal courts that the question could be included.

This is a key question. If you don’t have the right to vote here, you shouldn’t be counted. Sorry, only citizens should be counted and this strikes at the heart of Democratic Party power. They’ve harnessed and exploited illegal aliens for years to boost their delegations on the Hill.

This could undercut that immensely, especially in California. They cannot let this happen. So, even though an executive action won’t overrule the courts per se, it will spark yet another meltdown about this presidency.

That alone is worth doing. It will be great to see the liberal media have a meltdown again. And it will probably guarantee that the 2020 Democratic candidates would peddle positions to counter this move that goes so far to the left, they’ll go off the cliff. I mean they’re already insane now.

Do it, President Trump.

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UPDATE: As for the DOJ legal team, well, a Maryland judge affirmed that they’re pursuing adding the question per the White House demands (via WaPo):

Government lawyers affirm administration will pursue adding citizenship question to 2020 Census, according to statement to Maryland judge. This is a developing story that will be updated.

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A federal judge in Maryland overseeing one of three lawsuits on the citizenship question has given the Trump administration until 2 p.m. Friday to explain how it intends to proceed.

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has indicated he is poised to authorize litigants to start producing information in the case before him, which raises questions about whether the government had a discriminatory intent in asking for the addition.

In a call shortly before the 2 p.m. deadline, a Department of Justice lawyer said the government still doesn’t know what it plans to do, according to Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which represents some of the plaintiffs challenging the question.

 

Boom! America Created 224, 000 Jobs in June

H/T Breitbart.

President Donald J.Trump making America Great Again.

 

Job creation reignited in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising 224,000 and unemployment ticking up to 3.7 percent.

The June number will be closely watched after a surprisingly poor showing in May, when the U.S. economy was initially reported to have added just 75,000 jobs. That number was revised even lower on Friday, to just 72,000. April’s number was revised down to 216,000 from 224,000.

Economists surveyed by Econoday had been looking for a gain of 165,000 for June and for unemployment to remain steady at 3.6 percent.

The June number will also be looked to as a barometer for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Last month, the Fed signaled that it was ready to cut rates if the economy continued to show signs of slowing and inflation remained low. The stronger than expected number may create some hesitancy to cut rates.

While the economy has continued to grow in the second quarter, it has shown signs of slowing from the rapid 3.1 percent rate of growth in the first three months of the year. Manufacturing has been a weak spot while consumer spending and the labor market have been strong. Economic weakness around the globe may also be weighing on the U.S. economy by reducing demand for U.S. exports. And uncertainty around trade may also be making businesses hesitant to invest and hire.

With unemployment near 50-year lows, job growth has slowed. Employment growth has averaged 172,000 per month thus far this year, compared with an average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018. But wage gains have gone the opposite direction. In June, average hourly wages were 3.1 percent above the year-prior level.

Manufacturing jobs showed renewed strength, adding 17,000 jobs after four months of coming in flat. Construction jobs rose by 21,000. Transportation and warehousing added 24,000  jobs. Employment in health care increased by 35,000. Professional and business services added 51,000 jobs.

Donald Trump: ‘Mean’ Democrats Take Better Care of Illegals than Our Own Citizens

H/T Breitbart.

DemocRats want to take care of everything for illegals and stick the average American with the bill.

President Donald Trump said Monday that Democrats were more interested in caring for illegal immigrants than for United States citizens.

“The Democrats want to treat them with health care and with other things better than they treat the citizens of our country,” Trump said.

The president commented on Democrats after ten 2020 presidential candidates favoredgiving illegal immigrants tax-payer funded health care insurance in the last debate.

“It’s crazy what they’re doing, it’s crazy and it’s mean and it’s very unfair to our citizens,” Trump said.

The president also defended including the citizenship question in the 2020 census.

“I think there’s a big difference to me between being a citizen of the United States and an illegal,” Trump said

He also said it was unfair that illegal immigrants were being treated better than coal miners getting sick from black lung disease.

“These people got sick working for the United States and we treat people that just walked in better,” Trump said, citing recent policy efforts in California. “We’re going to stop it.”

Seriously? Schumer Wants Trump Investigated Over $20 Bill

H/T Western Journal.

The Delusional DemocRats will use any excuse they can to investigate President Trump.

Who really gives a Damn if Harriet Tubman gets on the twenty dollar bill.

Proving once again that Democrats in Congress will use virtually any excuse to hinder, investigate, or otherwise obstruct President Donald Trump’s administration, it now appears that Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has made a federal production out of delayed plans to update the $20 bill.

For many years there has been discussion about replacing the face of slave-owning former President Andrew Jackson on the common currency note with that of a hero of the anti-slavery abolition movement, Harriet Tubman, a process that was purported to officially be launched in 2016 by then-Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, according to The Hill.

But that plan was recently placed on hold by Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin until at least 2028, primarily over concerns about potential counterfeiting issues, as reported by Newsmax.

But The Hill has now reported that Schumer had apparently rejected the reason offered up by Mnuchin and demanded the Treasury Department’s inspector general conduct a full investigation of the decision to delay the change. It appears that demand will be honored.

Specifically, Schumer wanted to know if there was any White House involvement in the delay to replace Jackson with Tubman, no doubt an insinuation of racial motives by the president and his administration who are routinely accused — without evidence — of being bigoted and hateful racists.

Acting Treasury IG Rich Delmar wrote in a June 21 letter to Schumer that the minority leader’s request would be incorporated into an audit and review of the process that was already planned and underway. That process would look into the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing to ensure that “security features,” the “counterfeit deterrence program” and other requirements for creating new currency notes were properly implemented.

Delmar noted that his team would “interview the stakeholders involved” in the process, including the BEP, Treasury officials, the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, the Board’s Currency Technology Office, and the U.S. Secret Service.

“I believe this approach will efficiently address the concerns expressed in your request,” Delmar wrote. “It will specifically include review of the process with respect to the $20 bill.”

“If, in the course of our audit work, we discover indications of employee misconduct or other matters that warrant a referral to our Office of Investigations, we will do so expeditiously,” he added.

Delmar concluded by noting that he anticipated it would take roughly 10 months to complete the audit and review and put together a final report, and that he would keep Schumer apprised of the progress of the review.

Schumer, who had previously complained that the delayed change of the $20 bill hadn’t been “credibly explained” by Trump administration officials, was reportedly “pleased” on Monday by the response he had received from the Treasury IG.

“There are no women, there are no people of color on our paper currency today, even though they make up a significant majority of our population, and the previous administration’s plan to put New Yorker Harriet Tubman, on the $20 note was a long overdue way to recognize that disparity, and rectify it,” Schumer said.

At a glance, it would appear that the move to replace Jackson with Tubman on the $20 bill is little more than a cosmetic change, but in reality, there is a lot that goes into making even minor adjustments to existing bills, let alone wholesale changes of the design.

Schumer and Democrats, however, don’t reside in a realistic world, and are instead consumed by an “Orange Man bad” mentality that reflexively ascribes the worst possible motivations to every single thing done or not done by the Trump administration.

The insinuation that there is some racial motivation behind the delay to place the abolitionist Tubman on the $20 bill is just one small example of that mindset, and it is nothing short of ridiculous that Schumer would force the Treasury IG to waste time and resources investigating for evidence of such.

Hopefully, the IG’s review of the process will be quickly completed and the report will make it clear that the only reason for the delay is the already announced counterfeiting and security concerns that are critical to maintaining the “full faith and credit” that virtually the entire globe has placed in U.S. currency.

Report: DHS Sec. Accused of Leaking Trump’s ICE Raid Now Tied to Obama, Hillary

H/T Western Journal.

It is time for President Trump to fire the acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan.

Leaks and internal struggles have plagued the Trump administration since day one, and now it looks like yet another die-hard Democrat supporter may have been pulling strings in Washington to undermine the president.

On Saturday, the Washington Examiner reported that a key Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation intended to round up certain illegal aliens was called off after an insider allegedly passed confidential details of the operation to the media.

Two days before the operation was set to begin, outlets including The Washington Post announced it to the world, effectively eliminating any element of surprise.

“President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday,” The Post reported.

But that “roundup” never happened, and the reason may be a political coup. According to homeland security reporter and border expert Anna Giaritelli, fingers now point to a longtime Democrat ally as the “leaker” who tipped off the media and the law breakers.

“This week’s big leak about a major Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation was orchestrated by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an effort to sabotage the raids before they were scheduled to take place, according to three current and two former senior administration officials,” Giaritelli wrote in the Examiner.

“[A]ll five officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner confirmed McAleenan’s decision to go rogue and stymie the operation was what prompted the White House to call off the 10-city operation,” the report continued.

It would make sense if McAleenan was the one who threw a wrench into the ICE mission. Government sources interviewed by Giaritelli allegedly said that the secretary had pushed back against the raids for months.

And McAleenan traveled to the border last week with Washington Post journalist Nick Miroff — the same source which published details of the planned raid.

If there was any question about McAleenan’s possible motivations, a follow-up story from the Examiner should clear it up.

Records show that the official suspected by insiders to be the leaker was a loyal backer of former President Barack Obama, while his wife was clearly a Hillary Clinton supporter.

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Here are some of the FEC records that show donations acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan & his wife made to Obama in 08, Obama in 12, Clinton in 16. McAleenan is accused of leaking ICE raids to sabotage them because he opposes Trump’s border strategy.https://washex.am/2X56JPL 

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“Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who was accused of sabotaging the Trump administration’s deportation operation because of a personal opposition to the plan, has given for years solely to Democratic causes,” wrote Giaritelli in the Examiner, citing federal records.

“He made 11 contributions from $100 to $600 totaling $3,000 to then-Sen. Barack Obama between November 2007 and November 2008,” the newspaper continued. “[H]is wife made three donations totaling $505 to Hillary for America in July 2016.

Now, donating to one candidate or another may not be a problem by itself, but it does raise red flags when combined with the growing number of Washington voices who believe McAleenan let his personal politics get in the way of his duty.

“He has proven his political leanings in his actions, including his campaign contributions,” Brandon Judd wrote in a scathing Fox News Op-Ed piece. Judd heads the National Border Patrol Council, essentially a union of 16,000 Border Patrol agents. “By definition, Kevin McAleenan should be considered anti-Trump,” he continued.

Judd believes that if McAleenan did leak ICE plans to the media, it was a serious dereliction of duty.

“McAleenan was inexcusably willing to put the public at risk and law enforcement officers in harm’s way in order to further his own agenda, an agenda which has not aligned with that of President Trump from the day he was appointed to his previous position as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” the NBPC president wrote.

He’s right. Having personal views about a president is fine, but letting those views get in the way of an official’s job and the proper execution of America’s laws is unacceptable. It looks like the D.C. “swamp” still hasn’t been drained, and it’s time to start asking some hard questions.

US confirms $130M high-flying drone brought down by Iranian missile

H/T The Washington Examiner.

I say come down on Iran like the wrath of God.

That being said President Trump will do what needs to be done at the right time.

The U.S. military says the drone shot down by Iran overnight was the Navy version of the RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft, built by Northrop Grumman Corp. at a cost of $130 million a plane.

“U.S. Central Command can confirm that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz,” Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a CENTCOM spokesman, said in a statement Thursday morning.

“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false. This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace,” said Urban.

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says the country shot down a U.S. drone to send “a clear message” to America. In a speech carried live on Iranian state television, Gen. Hossein Salami said Iran does “not have any intention for war with any country, but we are ready for war.”

The RQ-4 Global Hawk is the largest drone in the U.S. inventory, described in an Air Force fact sheetas “a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft” capable of flying more than 30 hours at a stretch.

The attack comes less than 24 hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the increase in tensions and tweeted, “President @realDonaldTrump does not want war with Iran. We will continue to communicate that message, while doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region.”

President Trump has not yet commented on the drone incident, but seemed to brush off the prospect of war late Wednesday at the end of a long phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Asked by Hannity about his vow not to allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, Trump said simply, “We’ll see what happens. I would say if I were you, don’t worry about a thing.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is no longer on the Armed Services Committee but still has the president’s ear, had said Wednesday the situation is “getting more dangerous by the day.” In an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News, Graham said it may soon be time to send Iran an unambiguous message.

“My red line is if there’s any more disruption of shipping in the Straits of Hormuz linked to Iran, take out their Navy, bomb their refineries. If there’s any more attacks on American interests, go after the Iranians so they’ll pay pain. They’ll feel pain,” he said.

Democrats in Congress are expressing increasing alarm that the Trump administration might use the authority granted after the Sept. 11 attacks to justify the use of force against Iran.

At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy for Iran, refused to state whether only Congress has the authority to wage war with Iran, saying the question would be better answered by a lawyer.

“This is something which the Office of the Legal Adviser can give you an opinion on,” he said, while adding, “If the use of military force is necessary to defend U.S. national security interests, we will do everything that we are required to do with respect to congressional war powers and we will comply with the law.”

“Military action against Iran without the approval of Congress is absolutely not an option,” Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said during the subcommittee hearing.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner that he has no doubt Trump has the authority to retaliate directly against Iran if regime-controlled forces kill any Americans. “As retaliation for a strike on U.S. troops, absolutely,” he said.

“The president, as commander in chief, has constitutional authority to defend those troops and to respond to such an attack,” Cruz said. “On the other end of the spectrum — for large-scale, extended military conflict — that takes authorization from Congress.”