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President Trump should seize control of the narrative again. Given that the Vice President, who failed to protect the start of the administration by standing with General Flynn, who folded like a cheap suit as governor when corporations threatened his state for opposing the radical anti-Christian corporate agenda, masked by “sexual identity” activism, has failed to provide real leadership to the “coronavirus task force,” President Trump will just have to do it himself. Since masks are now a political statement, turn the narrative against the left.

Contrast the black masks of the left, the black masks of the real fascists, with a custom-fitted, carefully styled white lower-face covering emblazoned with bold blue USA outlined in red. Think Ralph Lauren style here. Unveil the new look the next time President Trump strides out past the press gaggle to Marine One, or with the First Lady on the Fourth of July. Make VP Pence wear one. Have Kayleigh McEnany wear one into the press room, then take it off to address the camera. 

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Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume joined host Ben Domenech to discuss race relations in America and how the issue has been politically manipulated by the left.

Hume argued that, since the nation reached an overwhelming consensus against racism, marked by the passage of the Civil Right Act, movements such as Black Lives Matter are capitalizing on that sentiment to usher in a new era with a different agenda. A movement that was once about tearing down barriers has switched to focus on tearing down statues.

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This Friday, President Trump signed an executive order on the protection of monuments and directing enforcement against criminal violence. This accords with what Attorney General Barr has described in the past few days, and President Trump’s comments Thursday. President Trump does not gin these up in the Oval Office. Consider for yourself what this latest […]

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AG BarrPresident Trump started Thursday, June 25, with First Lady Melania Trump at the Korean War Memorial. He then flew to Wisconsin, where he first participated in a 43-minute Fox News town hall out of an airport hanger. This was led by Sean Hannity, who was relatively subdued, mostly keeping himself out of the way. I created a partial transcript for your quick perusal. From the town hall, President Trump shifted gears and went to a shipyard, where he enjoyed praising American skilled labor. On the same day, he had his Attorney General on both leftist and conservative shows, addressing the issue of street violence and lawlessness. Taken as a whole, there are signs President Trump and his team are sorting out how to effectively respond to this June’s events. Can he get far enough ahead in the decision loop?

Listen to President Trump’s very reasonable position on protest, agitators, anarchists, and monuments. It is squarely in the heart of American public sensibility. Then hear him praise ship workers and point to a great new naval shipbuilding future in the heart of swing state country. As a side note, Vice President Pence was ranging over other battleground territory this week, praising auto workers in Ohio and dropping in on a police shift brief to praise them and their department. On the same day, Attorney General Barr seems to be moving in the correct direction on stopping left-wing domestic terrorism, as does the Freedom Caucus, but where are Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Minority Leader McCarthy?

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I recently called for the White House to show they believe that all black lives matter, using the beginning of week press briefing among other venues. That is exactly how Kayleigh McEnany started out this Monday’s press briefing. This theme was also highlighted by a young black woman speaking at President Trump’s invitation in Phoenix […]

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Seth had the day off today so it was just Jay, Grant, and Park. In the first part of the show, the guys were joined by attorney Kyle Sammin to discuss his latest piece in the magazine called, Solving the social media standoff. Kyle goes into some possible solutions that don’t go as far as eliminating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act but perhaps adding a new category specifically related to big social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook.

Also discussed is the renewed fight over statues and how people warned several years ago it would go beyond Confederate figures and begin to target figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

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Our senior military leaders are not reliable when it comes to supporting civilian control by the Commander in Chief. This is not new. Nor does it follow that the rest of the ranks necessarily track with the opinions of the most senior ranks. Consider three recent examples and one older case: Secretary of Defense Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley, Command Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell.

Secretary of Defense Esper and General Milley, together, used the cover of military non-political status to subvert President Trump’s authority. They have no role in invoking the Insurrection Act. They made their political “non-political” stand as Democrat mayors and governors allowed more destruction of property, more deprivation of citizens’ rights, and more killings than was seen in Arkansas in 1957. These two gentlemen knew full well the facts of Little Rock and President Eisenhower’s decision to nationalize the National Guard (taking them out of the control of the white supremacist Democrat governor) while ordering the 101st Airborne Division to go in with fixed bayonets. Yes, bayonets against American citizens. In that light, consider these two senior military leaders’ words.

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Join Jim and Greg as they applaud South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott for a pragmatic approach to police reform and for rightly hammering the Democratic characterization of his legislation as a “token” approach. They also rip Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the four liberal justices in blocking the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, which was unconstitutionally created in the first place. And they wade into the ugly back and forth between President Trump and former National Security Adviser John Bolton over Bolton’s scathing new book.

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President Trump, within the limits of the executive branch, has taken several significant steps in police reform. He did so in an executive order issued Monday, June 16, 2020. The focus is on training and transparency. Federal funds will be used, to the extent possible, to incentive states and departments to adopt certifications by existing […]

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Retired general and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, call sign Chaos, denounced President Trump’s riot response in a statement published in The Atlantic, upon which of course ensued reciprocal disparaging comments. Was he right? Does his statement have merit? Here are takes from the Washington Times and The Hill, two news sources not considered full-blown Leftists. Following is Mattis’ full statement (bold emphases mine), and my take:

I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.

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Press Secretary McEnany put the pictures of police who have been killed this year in the faces of the White House press corps. She hammered the media on their wilful misrepresentations again and again even as they tried talking over her. “There has been a lot of misreporting.”

At the beginning of the briefing, she remembered a retired police captain, Captain David Dorn, a black man who was killed as he tried to prevent looting. Yes, there is a video of his murder and no I will not link it here. She closed the briefing by calling out the media for their silence on the killing of persons of color who were police officers. She did so without using the words “persons of color” or saying “all lives matter.” She simply told their stories as she put their photographs in the public eye. The jackals were not a bit contrite, howling another leftist attack line as she walked out.

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It was another week ending with beauties and beast-mode from the White House.

President Trump took a road trip beyond a military port, going to a Ford plant where they converted to ventilator production. The President had a great visit, no thanks to the incompetent fascist Democrat governor of Michigan. He did his usual best with a string of forgotten men and women proudly talking about their part in keeping Ford tough:

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“…Judges and Justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules, they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules, but it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire.

— Nominee for Chief Justice, John Roberts, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 2005

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Trump thumbs upWell, the week certainly started off with a bang. President Trump held two televised meetings, one with the new White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the other with restaurant industry leaders. In the second forum, he took “questions” from the usual suspects, who naturally asked about everything except restaurant workers and all the workers in the supply chains that are harmed by governments ordering restaurants to go out of business or go far deeper in debt. The honking gaggle gave President Trump a chance to reveal something I had suspected ever since Vice President Pence visited a hospital, on camera, without wearing a mask. President Trump, and likely Vice President Pence, are taking hydroxychloroquine as preventive medicine.*

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Scanning YouTube yielded three starkly contrasting videos:

  • The First Lady extended Mother’s Day greetings and best wishes.
  • The Donald J. Trump official campaign rolled out a 30-second ad with over 30,000 views already, that the leftists controlling the metrics will admit.
  • Finally, my new favorite classical guitarist offered up another lovely garden session.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. White House Week: A Very Different Bookend [Weekend Update]

 

[Updated with highlighted transcripts, commentary, and more video.]

The last week of April started with a Monday like recent Mondays, President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force battling the Democrats posing as reporters. President Trump then changed the media programming formula with a very different look Tuesday through Thursday. There were meetings with three governors, one Republican and two Democrats. The president and the governors came across as competent leaders working together through a crisis. There were events highlighting one group or another of Americans affected by both the virus and the known side effects of Dr. Fauci’s prescription for America. Meanwhile, the Vice President was out of Washington, visiting the Mayo Clinic and then a repurposed GM plant where ventilators were already stacking up on shelves for shipment. I characterized the week as “from the White House Whirlwind Tuesday, through the Wednesday Whirlwind, to the Thursday Twister.” So, would there be another big-time wrestling battle royale on Friday?

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Fox News has posted both parts of the Sunday evening news event to its YouTube channel, making it available to everyone. The title make the theme, and President Trump’s focus, clear: “America Together: Returning to Work Town Hall.” The setting was amazing, reminding me of the old stories about President Reagan and Michael Deaver using […]

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On Thursday, April 29, President Trump met with New Jersey’s Governor and then held an on-camera event highlighting protecting American senior citizens. In addition, he found time to sign the annual Proclamation on National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Meanwhile, Vice President Pence was in Indiana at a General Motors plant that had converted to medical ventilator production, recalling America’s history of wartime production powered by a public-private partnership where the public officials gave broad requirements and the private sector unleashed imagination, engineering, and skilled labor.

It does not appear that there will also be a press room briefing. I suspect President Trump will bookend the week and start May with a press room briefing. Between Monday and Friday, he will have created a lot of positive images and narratives beyond the adversarial pressroom experience. President Trump has been helped by Dr. Fauci, a career-long believer in vaccines as the answer to the disease in front of him. Dr. Fauci backed up President Trump’s vaccine claim when NBC tried to get him to attack President Trump:

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It’s all crazy today! Join Jim and Greg as we react to #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano suddenly finding a complicated gray area on assault allegations now that Joe Biden is one being accused. They also sigh as President Trump reportedly rejects polling data that suggests his coronavirus briefings could be hurting him politically and that he’s losing to Biden. And they recoil at the aggressive efforts to free prisoners under the pretense of virus mitigation.

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There is no rest, even in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, for Trump bashers. Our current condition has brought the best, brightest, most innovative, and strongest to step out and combat this insidious virus head on. It’s taken leadership, courage, projecting a positive outlook when you want to cry, putting aside personal concerns for […]

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