Politics, States

Trump Rally in Phoenix Poised to Be Another Charlottesville

President Trump’s speech last night on a renewed strategy in Afghanistan — apart of actually detailing a renewed strategy — was also designed to change the subject to something other than racial tensions stoked by Charlottesville and the president’s fumbled response.

But a campaign rally in Phoenix Tuesday night threatens to pour hot water on a political grease fire that has yet to flame out.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has already announced he won’t be in attendance, and the question now is whether the convention center will be venue to more supporters inside than protestors outside.

What’s more, the prospect of an announcement of a presidential pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio has everyone on edge.

Whatever the outcome of the night’s event, it’s probably not going to be positive.

We’ll be watching closely should things go south.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Political leaders and law enforcement officials in Arizona are on high alert ahead of President Trump’s campaign rally Tuesday night in Phoenix.

The big question is whether there will be more supporters of Trump inside the Phoenix Convention Center, which holds 29,000, or protestors outside.

Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has become the biggest controversy to date of his presidency.

The Phoenix rally, as a result, has become an opportunity for Trump’s opponents to show their force.

Some GOP leaders, such as Gov. Doug Ducey, are steering clear of the rally entirely.

Trump is moving ahead with the event despite a plea from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat, that he stay away.

Stanton said in a statement that he is “disappointed” that Trump would hold a campaign rally while the nation “is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said in a statement that her force will have “maximum staffing during the visit.”

The department is “working 24/7 with our partners to ensure all of our resources are in place,” Williams said.

Stanton said the city is committed to keeping everyone inside and outside the arena safe.

“The Phoenix police is always professional and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have been great about coordinating with local law enforcement,” former Arizona GOP chairman Robert Graham told The Hill.

Charlottesville isn’t the only reason to think the Phoenix rally could be combustible.

The president has mused publicly about pardoning controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an early Trump supporter who was found guilty of racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio, who was prosecuted and convicted of racial profiling by former President Obama’s Justice Department, is a well-known and controversial figure in Phoenix.

Democrats are warning that a public pardon at a campaign rally would stoke racial tensions at a time when the nation is on edge.

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Breitbart Threatens War: Editors Turn on Trump, Could Call for Impeachment

Last week, immediately after the ouster of Steven Bannon from the White House, one Breitbart editor tweeted a single word: War.

Now, apparently, the formerly pro-Trump news organ is preparing back up that threat with action.

According to one Breitbart source, “The Trump presidency that we fought for and won, is over.”

The site is prepared, according to the source, with plans to support efforts in the House to draft articles of impeachment should Trump abandon his nationalist campaign pledges.

The declaration is a stark turn of events in which the president’s base of support is crumbling at a dizzying pace.

Coupled with the Russia investigation and the removal of key staffers in the first six months, Trump’s staying power is increasingly in doubt.

Whether it can be salvaged and turn around before the end of the year remains to be seen.

Meanwhile the growing unrest in the fight between Antifa and the Alt-Right is pouring gasoline on the fire of an immolated presidency.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The pro-Trump Breitbart News site, back under the leadership of former senior White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, is prepared to campaign for the president’s impeachment if he strays from his campaign promises, according to a new report.

An article published Sunday night in Vanity Fair quoted an anonymous Breitbart staffer as saying that the website is willing to side with House Speaker Paul Ryan, a frequent target of Breitbart, if Trump shows signs of veering from his nationalist agenda.

“We’re prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment,” the source said.

A source at Breitbart told the Washington Examiner on Monday that Bannon’s return to the site has emboldened the staff in terms of its coverage on the administration.

Bannon resigned from his White House position last week and said in a media interview that, “The Trump presidency that we fought for and won, is over.”

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Pelosi: Remove ‘Reprehensible’ Confederate Statues from Capitol

San Fran Nancy and her fellow Johnny-come-lately pals are piling on this week to the French-revolution come to America in which the crazy left is threatening to tear down every statue and monument that has a hint of South associated with it.

In a press statement Pelosi called for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol arguing that they’ve ‘always been reprehensible’.

The obvious problem with that argument is that she never seemed to mind them much when she was Speaker of the House and actually had the power to remove them.

But we know this isn’t a surprise to our dear readers.

Bomb-throwing is what Pelosi and her fellow liberals have fashioned into an art form.

But here’s what we absolutely won’t hear from Pelosi: a call to remove the name of former Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd from all the schools, bridges, monuments and post offices, despite that he also was a Grand Wizard of the KKK responsible for countless lynchings throughout the South.

It’s amazing how quickly they forget.

Here’s more from American Mirror…

Nancy Pelosi is now demanding any Confederate statues be removed from the Capitol, despite having the power to do just that just a few years ago, and never doing it herself.

In the wake of attacks on Confederate monuments in Durham, North Carolina and elsewhere around the country, Pelosi is now piling on.

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“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” Pelosi, the former House Speaker said in a statement today.

When she was Speaker, Pelosi was effectively the queen of the Capitol and could have removed the monuments at that time, when she also apparently thought they were “reprehensible.”

Continuing, Pelosi said, “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”

The House Minority Leader went on to tut-tut about the symbolic statue gains that were made while the Democrats were in charge.

“…we have recognized more women and people of color in Congress’s collection of statues, including Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Helen Keller,” she said.

She bragged about moving Robert E. Lee’s statue, though she never did anything more than that.

Nevertheless, Pelosi said, “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country.”

Press-hungry Sen. Cory Booker issued a similar demand.

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Coulter: ‘The media is running the staffing at the White House now’

Firebrand columnist Ann Coulter was one of President Trump’s most vocal advocates, even before the Republican primary was over.

The irony is that she was also Mitt Romney’s most vocal advocate in 2012, long before she knew Romney would become Trump’s most vocal detractor.

But now she’s having a bit of buyer’s remorse after arguably one of the most disastrous first six months of any presidency in recent memory.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Coulter referred to Trump as the ‘Emperor God’ chiding, “It’s not good to show the media that you are so easily manipulable…The media is running the staffing at the White House now.”

But 2020 is a political eternity from now, and there are signs that the generals are literally cleaning house and righting the ship.

It’ll be an interesting ride from here to there.

Here’s more from the Washington Examiner…

President Trump is allowing his “little tiny ego” to get in the way of White House staffing decisions, according to conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

“I’m ticked off at the Emperor God,” Coulter told the Daily Beast, referring to Trump.

After White House strategist Steve Bannon’s firing Friday, Coulter is warning Trump that he now must show “he didn’t get the good ideas from Bannon” by putting the “pedal-to-the-metal on deportations, the wall, that tax hike on people who make more than $5 million a year.”

Coulter, who has mostly been a staunch supporter of Trump’s, also dinged the president for being “obsessed” over people giving Bannon credit for the 2016 election victory.

“Every time he’s asked about Bannon, the Emperor God goes, ‘He didn’t win it for me! He only came in August! I already wrapped up the nomination!’ You don’t have to be a very sensitive person capable of reading body language to understand that Trump is obsessed by that. It’s driven him crazy,” she said.

“We all know that [Jared] Kushner is the one who won the White House for him,” Coulter added, also giving credit to interim communications director Hope Hicks and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for Trump’s political success.

Coulter suggested that the media manipulated Trump into firing Bannon by putting the former chief strategist on the covers of magazines and by the way he was portrayed on “Saturday Night Live.”

“All you have to do with whatever White House staffer the media would like to get fired — just put him on the cover of a magazine and call him ‘President Whatever the Guy’s Last Name Is.’ It’s not good to show the media that you are so easily manipulable … The media is running the staffing at the White House now,” Coulter said.

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Sen. Ben Sasse Gives Chilling Speech: ‘The Next Charlottesville’

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse delivered some sobering observations and predications via one of his iconic social media townhalls this week which should leave us all with a moment for pause and pondering.

Sasse was rumored to be a possible third-party candidate in the presidential election after Trump’s GOP nomination, and those rumors have not subsided going into 2020.

To that end, Sasse is most often looked to for a contrasting point of view in a party that otherwise is falling in line with the White House.

In his list of observations about the post-Charlottesville future, he predicted the white supremacists are now emboldened by the events of late and by the president’s not-so-condemning remarks.

Sadly, the next event will likely prove to be a powder keg that pales Charlottesville in comparison as the Antifa/BLM left are equally emboldened and are promising that violence is legitimated by the hate from the alt-right.

Sasse’s predictions hold few positive outcomes, and we think he’s unfortunately correct.

Hold on to your hat, folks; it’s gonna be a wild ride.

Here’s more from Redstate…

On Friday night, a steady voice of reason in D.C. took to social media and shared his thoughts on what has happened in the past week.

The nation has been in an uproar since the tragedy in Charlottesville on August 12. Clarity is sorely needed. We are certainly not getting that from most of those in the mainstream media, focused on their own, flame-stoking agenda. Nor do we see much painful honesty coming from politicians, many of whom are only interested in playing the partisan game.

We certainly are not hearing what we should from thin-skinned President Trump, who has quite obviously made discussion of the situation worse with his generalities and “fine people” comments.

Thankfully, we have Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. He is often the source of a much-needed perspective. This was again the case as he shared his thoughts on Facebook in an honest, searing, and sobering post entitled ‘The Next Charlottesville.’ In it, he is unafraid to call out the alt-right, racism, white supremacy, the president, the weak understanding about our own American past, and the lack of love for one another.

THE NEXT CHARLOTTESVILLE

Over the last week, many Nebraskans have told me some version of this: ‎“There are lots of us here who are ‎scared about where the country is headed. I think more violence is inevitable.” That much seems obvious. Less expected was where some of them went next. One of my constituents, a fairly energetic Trump supporter and a middle-aged man, told me:
**”To be clear, I think the alt-Right are a bunch of a**holes.”‎
**”And we should admit that the President has done a bad job getting us through this.”
**But “when the next rounds of violence come, I’ll bet you most of it will come from the left.”
**”And then some folks I know will respond in kind. It’s gonna be a powder-keg.”

My wife and I work hard to have chunks of family time that are “politics-free” in our home, but we haven’t been very successful this week. A few observations from our family tabletalk:

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Steve Bannon: The Trump Presidency Is Over

Unless you’ve been hiking somewhere in the mountains or on a cross-desert trek, you’ve heard by now of the ouster of Steve Bannon yesterday from his post as Senior Advisor to President Trump.

And quicker than Trump can hit send on his Twitter app, Bannon announced he’s going back to Breitbart.

But not without retaliatory fire at the generals now running the show at the White House.

Effusing to editors at the Wall Street Journal, Bannon quipped, “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.”

He went on to warn that the administration will become something else entirely; what exactly we don’t yet know.

But for something to be over it must first have officially begun.

The real problem for Trump — at least in the eyes of his enemies in the fourth estate — is that he never really got started in the first place.

And enquiring minds will want to know what exactly the 2020 Trump will be, now that his inspiration for the ‘populist-nationalist’ flavor is gone.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Steve Bannon is out of the White House and he’s obviously not all that happy about it. Shortly after his resignation was announced, Bannon acolyte and Breitbart editor-at-large Joel Pollock had this to say–and received a lot of help from the internet:

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Just a short while ago we learned Bannon was returning to Breitbart and he shared his thoughts about what it all meant with The Weekly Standard:

With the departure from the White House of strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who helped shape the so-called nationalist-populist program embraced by Donald Trump in his unlikely path to election, a new phase of the Trump presidency begins. Given Trump’s nature, what comes next will hardly be conventional, but it may well be less willfully disruptive—which, to Bannon, had been the point of winning the White House.

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

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Breaking: Steve Bannon Ousted from White House

After a mere six-month run as senior advisor to President Trump, Steve Bannon agreed Friday would be his last day at the White House.

Bannon has increasingly become the left-media’s favorite pariah after dogged accusations of white supremacist inclinations that threatened his status even before the presidential election.

Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart, was the focal point for much of Trump’s agenda and strategy, specifically the hardline approach to immigration.

His ouster this week serves as another head on a spike for the media and Democrats as they continue the strategy to pick apart the Trump administration one by one.

The question now is who will be the next target?

The media likely will be all the more emboldened to press ahead with the Russia investigation in hopes of pulling the legs from under the stool entirely.

Here’s more from the NY Post…

Top presidential adviser and white nationalist bomb-thrower Steve Bannon is out of a job, the White House said Friday.

“Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Kelly had earlier wrapped up a review of the West Wing staff and the former Breitbart editor, the voice of the alt-right who had the president’s ear, was the first casualty.

“Bannon had one hell of a run,” tweeted Matt Drudge, who first reported the story.

Bannon had been on the outs with Trump before for grandstanding and stealing the spotlight, but the president suspected he was one of the main leakers in the administration, trashing his colleagues in news reports.

The notoriously thin-skinned president resented the publicity Bannon had been getting as the supposed mastermind of Trump’s campaign and upset victory.

One White House source told Axios, “His departure may seem turbulent in the media, but inside it will be very smooth. He has no projects or responsibilities to hand off.”

Bannon in recent days gave interviews to publications including the New York Times, in which he defended Trump’s controversial comments in the wake of the racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

A senior White House official told Axios that it seemed like Bannon was setting himself up to be a martyr — the white nationalist hero canned by the “globalists.”

A source close to Bannon added: “This week is a good window into what Bannon outside the [White House] would look like: A strong defense of POTUS and ‘fire and fury’ for enemies of the Trump agenda. Get ready for Bannon the barbarian.”

 

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Former VP Al Gore Chides: President Trump Should Resign

It’s not a surprise that President Trump and 2000 election sore loser Al Gore aren’t bosom buddies.

Since his loss to George W. Bush, Gore has made millions peddling his global warming propaganda both at the box office and in paid speeches around the world.

Despite the hypocrisy for jet-setting around to trash carbon emissions, Gore still claims moral authority as the Grand Wizard of the worship of Gaia Earth.

So naturally, after Trump killed the Paris climate treaty and after appointing Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s nemesis, to head the agency, Gore’s not excited about the Trump administration.

So when in the course of an interview in the UK he was asked for advice to Trump, he offered a single word: ‘Resign’.

But if a guy like Gore is offering any advice at all, it’s probably best to do the exact opposite.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Former Vice President Al Gore said his one piece of advice to President Trump would be to “resign” immediately.

Gore made the statement in a video interview published Thursday on LAD Bible, the United Kingdom’s largest entertainment website. He was there to discuss climate change and his new documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which was released this month.

The interviewer asked if there was “one piece of advice” for Trump, what would it be? He responded: “Resign.”

The interview appears to have been recorded before the premiere of Gore’s new film in the U.K. on Aug. 10. Gore’s remarks are not in response to Trump’s remarks about the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Most of the interview focuses on the threat from climate change and the fossil fuel industry’s campaign to undermine the science behind it. His issues with Trump in the interview have to do with his June 1 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.

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Democrat State Senator Calls for Assassination of Trump

Something tells us the leftist media won’t be spending much air time on this story for fear of giving time already allocated for the post-Charlottesville ‘white supremacy’ conspiracy.

Nevertheless, we’re making certain the record reflects the hope of BLM-sympathizing Missouri Democrat State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal that President Trump is soon assassinated.

During an exchange on Facebook she responded to a person worrying about being investigated by the Secret Service for referring to impeachment.

Then, making clear she expects to be investigated as well, she remarked, “No. I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!”

There’s pretty much no way to whitewash that one (pun fully intended).

And yes, the Secret Service is already investigating her.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D–University City) is no stranger to controversy. She was front and center during the protests in Ferguson and has been known to make rather provocative statements and Tweets.

She may have gone a bridge too far this time, however. In a Facebook comment (since deleted), Chappelle-Nadal responded to poster Christopher Gagné, who mentioned his cousin’s serving on the President’s Secret Service detail for two more years, and speculated that Trump may not last that long.

In a subsequent interview with the Post-Dispatch, Gagné said that wasn’t a reference to assassination, but to his earlier-stated belief that Vice President Mike Pence will use the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to have Trump removed from office.

“Damn,” Gagné then wrote, “now I’ll probably get a visit from the secret service smdh.”

Chappelle-Nadal responded: “No. I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!”

Since then, the St. Louis Field Office for the Secret Service has confirmed the incident is being investigated.

 

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Tirade: Trump Blasts One-Sided Media Coverage of Charlottesville

It was supposed to be a presser unveiling a new infrastructure proposal, but President Trump’s address yesterday derailed into an anti-leftmedia tirade, motivated obviously by the ire stoked in the one-sided coverage of the carnage in Charlottesville.

Responding to what has developed into a damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t trap by the media, Trump lambasted the press for being fixated on the white supremacists who instigated the riot over the weekend while ignoring the Antifa/BLM alliance that showed up with ‘clubs in their hands’.

For the deniers in the crowd, the Media Research Center calculated that in recent evening news broadcasts, fully 75% of air time was dedicated to the ‘problem of white supremacy’ and Neo-Nazism.

In the wake of the media feeding the leftist frenzy, extremists are now proposing to pull down monuments to anyone even loosely associated with the South, the Confederacy or slavery…including the Washington Monument.

‘Unhinged’ is a profound understatement.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Donald Trump blasted establishment and left-wing media on Tuesday afternoon for failing to report the facts on violent left-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
In the main lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, the president grew combative after a throng of reporters started shouting questions about why he “waited” to specifically condemn neo-Nazis and white nationalists.

“There was no way of making a correct statement that early,” he said, defending his first statement on Saturday before the facts were in. “Unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.”

As reporters grew more agitated, Trump continued defending his decision and condemning the media for their one sided reporting.

Trump again denounced racist elements among the protesters, including people supporting the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, but clarified that some of them did not identify with the most extreme elements in the crowd.

“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups,” he said. “But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.”

Reporters demanded to know whether the driver of the car that injured counter-protesters and killed a woman in the crowd was a domestic terrorist.

“I think the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family and this country,” Trump replied. “The driver of the car is a murderer. What he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”

Trump also condemned what he called the “alt left” demonstrators that charged into the crowd of alt-right protesters without a protest permit.

“Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem?” he asked. “I think they do.”

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