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NBA superstar LeBron James claims that the votes of black people do not “matter” in America, noting that he’s seen “recounts,” an apparent suggestion that black votes have been intentionally voided in his lifetime.

“Black people in the community don’t believe that their vote matters,” James said, explaining why he was apathetic about voting when he was younger.

“We grow up and don’t think that our vote actually matters. It doesn’t,” he emphasized. “We’ve seen recounts before. We’ve seen our voices be muted our whole lives.”

James’ feelings on the apparent disenfranchisement of black voters sparked the athlete to found an organization called “More Than A Vote,” which includes an emphasis on giving voting rights to felons.

The Daily Wire reported in July that James dumped $100,000 into the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition through his “More Than A Vote” organization, which is comprised of black athletes and artists working to combat “systemic, racist voter suppression.”

The “More Than A Vote” initiative seeks to utilize sports arenas as in-person balloting venues to bolster black turnout during the 2020 election.

James, whose net worth is estimated at $450 million, said in July that there is no “movement” for black Americans in the U.S. “When you’re black, it’s not a movement. It’s a lifestyle,” he said, later adding, “I don’t like the word ‘movement’ because, unfortunately, in America and in society, there ain’t been no damn movement for us.”

“It’s just heartbreaking,” said the L.A. Laker, according to ESPN. “You guys don’t understand. Unless you’re a person of color, you guys don’t understand. I understand you might feel for us. But you will never truly understand what it is to be black in America.”

“A lot of people kind of use this analogy, talking about Black Lives Matter as a movement. It’s not a movement,” James continued. “When you’re black, it’s not a movement. It’s a lifestyle. We sit here and say it’s a movement, and, OK, how long is this movement going to last? ‘Don’t stop the movement.’ No, this is a walk of life. When you wake up and you’re Black, that is what it is. It shouldn’t be a movement. It should be a lifestyle. This is who we are. … I don’t like the word ‘movement’ because, unfortunately, in America and in society, there ain’t been no damn movement for us. There ain’t been no movement.”

Back in May, James claimed that black men in America are “literally hunted everyday/everytime” they leave their homes.

“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!” he tweeted in reaction to the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who is black.

“Can’t even go for a damn jog man!” continued the NBA star. “Like [what the f***] man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud (Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the […] heavens above to your family!!”

James added the hashtags “#StayWoke” and “#ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlack.”

In 2014, James wore an “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt before a Cleveland NBA game, a nod to Eric Garner, who died after a confrontation with a New York Police Department officer. He’s also been vocal in his support for Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers QB who refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of “systemic racism” in America and police brutality.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire : LeBron James Suggests Black Votes Don’t Count In America: ‘We’ve Seen Our Voices Be Muted Our Whole Lives’

“The autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation.”

New court documents have uncovered two memorandums, dated May 26 and June 1, that suggest Chief Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker concluded George Floyd likely died from a fentanyl overdose and found “no physical evidence suggesting” that he died of asphyxiation.

“AB (Andrew Baker) said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” says a memo dated June 1, outlining a May 31 virtual with Dr. Baker.

The memos seemingly run contrary to the Armed Forces medical examiner and Hennepin County medical examiner’s final conclusion that Floyd’s death was a homicide.

“His death was caused by the police subdual and restraint in the setting of severe hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and methamphetamine and fentanyl intoxication,” the Armed Forces medical examiner found, according to FOX 9.

Floyd died on May 25 following an arrest during which an officer knelt on the 46-year-old’s neck for several minutes. Video clips of the incident circulated online and quickly went viral, sparking destructive and deadly riots across the nation.

However, earlier this month, body camera footage of the arrest was leaked by the Daily Mail, offering more context to the incident.

As reported by FOX 9, one memorandum filed May 26 regarding a virtual meeting with Dr. Baker said that the medical examiner concluded that “the autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation.”

“Baker told the attorney his investigation was incomplete pending a toxicology report, however,” the report added.

The other memorandum, filed June 1, showed that Baker said “Floyd’s level of fentanyl was ‘pretty high,’ and a potentially ‘fatal level,’” FOX 9 reported.

The June 1 memo added: “AB (Andrew Baker) said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death.”

Independent medical examiners hired by the Floyd family list the 46-year-old’s death as “traumatic asphyxia due to the compression of his neck and back during restraint by police,” the court filings show.

The memo “admits the findings could be incomplete because they were awaiting microscopic slides, pictures and other evidence from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report,” FOX 9 noted.

As The Daily Wire reported this month, Earl Gray, an attorney for Thomas Lane, one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of Floyd, said charges should be dropped against his client because Floyd died from a fentanyl overdose.

“All he had to do is sit in the police car, like every other defendant who is initially arrested. While attempting to avoid his arrest, all by himself, Mr. Floyd overdosed on Fentanyl,” Gray wrote in a motion. “Given his intoxication level, breathing would have been difficult at best. Mr. Floyd’s intentional failure to obey commands, coupled with his overdosing, contributed to his own death.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Medical Examiner Concluded George Floyd Likely Died Of Fentanyl Overdose, Court Docs Reveal

Celebrities from out of state attending the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in New York will not have to entirely quarantine themselves for 14 days, as most others traveling to the state are required to do at threat of $10,000 in fines and up to 15 days behind bars.

According to The New York Post, celebrities attending the award show have been granted special exemptions to coronavirus-related quarantine rules from the New York State Department of Health.

A spokesperson for Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the stars can “participate in the production of the show, but they will only interact with other members of the cast and crew and will quarantine when not working,” the Post reported.

The VMAs “agreed to police itself with ‘rigorous safety protocols including testing and screening and compliance checks by a special compliance officer,’” the report added.

If you are not a celebrity attending the VMAs, or offered some other exemption, and are traveling from any of the dozens of states Cuomo has deemed a coronavirus “hot” zone, you’ll have to fill out a form disclosing your travel and agree to quarantine for 14 days. If you fail to report yourself, you could find yourself facing a $2,000 fine and potentially “ordered to complete mandatory quarantine.”

“All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the form upon entering New York,” the state’s health department travel guidance says. “Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online.”

According to the Post, some “415,000 travelers flying or driving into New York since June 25 after visiting one of the 34 restricted states have ‘voluntarily’ filled out health forms as of Friday, state officials said.”

“Do you consent to receive daily monitoring messages via text from the New York State Contact Tracing Program?” the form asks, in part.

The strict 14-day self-quarantine must include separation from others in your home and forgoing grocery stores and other places for even essential items. Those items, instead,

must be delivered to you.

If you fail to self-isolate as the state requires, (and you’re not, say, a celebrity with special exemption), you could be hit with fines up to $10,000 and face time behind bars, according to the Post.

The executive over reads: “Any violation of a quarantine or isolation order issued to an individual pursuant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health’s travel advisory by a local department of health or state department of health may be enforced pursuant to article 21 of the public health law, and non-compliance may additionally be deemed a violation pursuant to section 12 of the public health law subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.”

There are currently over 30 states and territories — including home to many stars, California — that are considered coronavirus hot zones per Cuomo’s Executive Order 205, which was issued June 25.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Stars Attending VMAs Granted Exemption To Cuomo Quarantine Rules

During a Sunday press conference, President Donald Trump took a shot at the general left-wing bend of mainstream reporters by telling them that he hoped they all had a “great weekend” at their “convention,” referencing the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

“It’s good to see you all,” the president said to the press. “Hope you had a great weekend at your convention.”

Though there were rough ratings for the DNC, which was virtual due to coronavirus precautions, the media found themselves praising the convention.

“Michelle Obama tells ‘the cold hard truth’ in a searing DNC keynote speech,” CNBC raved over the former first lady’s speech.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace were similarly moved.

“And then Michelle Obama starts talking, and we’re all like – none of us breathed for 18 minutes,” Maddow said.

Wallace said Mrs. Obama “delivered epic shade” by using the phrase, “it is what it is,” according to Fox News.

Chief Washington correspondent for Politico and senior political analyst for CNN Ryan Lizza was even more open about his feelings for former President Barack Obama’s convention speech.

“Barack Obama just delivered the finest convention speech in modern history (again),” Lizza gushed on Twitter. “Spell-binding, chilling, optimistic, beautifully written, and expertly delivered. Incredible moment.”

As noted by The Daily Wire on Monday, tracking from the conservative Media Research Center found major media bias against President Donald Trump. In fact, evening news was shown to be a stunning 150 times more negative of President Trump than Democratic presidential nominee and former VP Joe Biden.

“From June 1 through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 512 minutes of airtime on the President, or nine times more than the 58 minutes allotted to Biden,” Newsbusters reported. “This is an even wider gap than the spring when Trump received seven times more coverage than Biden (523 minutes vs. 75 minutes).”

“During these two months, our analysts documented 668 evaluative statements about the President, 95% of which (634) were negative, vs. a mere five percent (34) that were positive,” the report continued. “Using the same methodology (fully described at the end of this article), we found very few evaluative statements about Joe Biden — just a dozen, two-thirds of which (67%) were positive.”

The Daily Wire added: “In those same two months, virtually every negative story about Biden — from Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations to his sharp leftward shift, to his apparent racial gaffes — was all swept under the rug or dramatically under-reported, even as the newscasts continued to negatively cover President Trump. The former vice president’s own policy platform, which includes massive expansions of government health care, education, and environmental programs, received just ‘a meager 5 minutes, 22 seconds of airtime, not one second of which included any critical analysis from any journalist.’”

Though Trump started with a lighthearted jab at the press, the president delivered promising news during the Sunday presser: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an “emergency use authorization” for convalescent plasma as a potential treatment against the China-originated novel coronavirus.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Trump Trolls Reporters: ‘Hope You Had A Great Weekend At Your Convention’

Left-wing politicos erupted with outrage on Monday over conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh allegedly calling Democratic vice presidential-pick Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) a “h*.”

However, despite the viral posts, Mr. Limbaugh never characterized the Democrat as such.

Instead, Limbaugh noted that a freelance photographer contracted with the NBA was recently canned for sharing a meme that referred to Harris as a “h*,” referring to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown “promoting” his past adulterous relationship with Harris and boasting that he helped boost her career.

“I have two stories about Kamala Harris,” Limbaugh said Friday. “One’s from The Spectator, and one is from one of the oddball sports websites. The NBA has fired a freelance photographer because he insulted Kamala Harris. His name is Bill Baptist.”

Baptist’s contract with the NBA was terminated over “a sexist Facebook post referencing Kamala Harris,” the radio host read from a report. Baptist apparently posted an image of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former VP Joe Biden alongside Harris, with the caption “Joe and the hoe,” (spelled h-o-e, per Limbaugh).

Limbaugh then spoke about Harris’ past affair with Brown, reading pull quotes from a piece at The Spectator titled, “Why It Should Matter To Women That Kamala Harris Slept Her Way Up.”

“Whoa! You know what that’s about? That’s about Willie Brown,” the host said.

“Willie Brown, the former speaker California assembly, former mayor San Francisco,” he explained. “He’s 31 years older than she is, and he was her mentor. And he has been open about the fact they had an affair while he was married. He’s been very open about the fact that the affair they had is what boosted her up. He has written about the affair. He’s been very open and up front about it.”

Brown has “talked about how now they’re no longer having an affair, no longer having sharing of emotions. Now she’s married to a great guy; everything’s fine,” Limbaugh continued. “But if it weren’t for him doing all this talking, this would not be a story.”

The Spectator piece called Harris a “mattress,” Limbaugh noted.

“’Mattress?’ Didn’t he mean mistress? No, I think, they meant mattress here,” he said.

In 2019, Brown publicly claimed he had an extramarital affair with Harris and that he used his position of power to boost her political career, as noted by The Daily Wire.

“Yes, we dated,” Brown said of the affair. “It was more than 20 years ago.”

“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly Speaker,” the former San Francisco mayor admitted. “And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”

Harris said back in 2003 that she does not “owe” Brown anything.

“I refuse to design my campaign around criticizing Willie Brown for the sake of appearing to be independent when I have no doubt that I am independent of him — and that he would probably right now express some fright about the fact that he cannot control me,” Harris said in 2003, according to SF Weekly.

“His career is over; I will be alive and kicking for the next 40 years. I do not owe him a thing,” she added.

Partial transcript via RushLimbaugh.com

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Rush Limbaugh Did Not Call Kamala Harris A ‘H*’

[UPDATE]

Administration Spokesperson Jack Sterne tweeted the following on Thursday regarding Governor Cuomo’s “chicken wings” remark:

Sorry folks—just went to the tape, and sounds to me wings was on the listing of substantive foods. “To be a bar, you have to have food available — soups, sandwiches, et cetera, more than hors d’oeuvres, chicken wings…” To be clear, guidance allows wings (and hot dogs, too).

Following that tweet, Sterne was asked to diagram the sentence, which he attempted to do:

[Original story]

Apparently irritated over small businesses selling appetizers named after him in order to skirt rules and stay open and afloat, Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has cracked down on what he considers real food.

“Earlier today, Governor Cuomo said chicken wings are not substantial food for bars to be allowed to sell alcohol,” reporter Stephen Marth said Thursday. “He added that sandwiches were the ‘lowest level’ of substantive food.”

“To be a bar, you have to have food available, soups, sandwiches, etc.,” Cuomo said at the press conference. “More than just hors d’oeuvres, chicken wings; you have to have some substantive food. The lowest level of substantive food were sandwiches.”

Bars and restaurants had been selling appetizers, like chips and tiny amounts of other snacks, in order to comply with Cuomo’s order mandating the businesses to sell food if they were to also sell alcohol.

The creative problem solving became known as the “Cuomo Chip” loophole after some bars and restaurants mockingly named their snacks after the governor.

Cuomo was seemingly unhappy with the mockery.

The New York State Liquor Authority updated its guidance this week, Fox News reported Thursday. “Now customers will have to order a ‘substantial food’ item – such as chicken wings, hot dogs or a salad, NY1.com reported.” This guidance appears to stand in opposition to Cuomo’s statement that “chicken wings” were not a substantial enough food item.

Owner of Queens-based Lowery Bar & Kitchen Anne Muldoon emphasized how the new crackdown was just another roadblock for her and other business owners in New York.

“Now we have to take time out to explain to people that they can’t just order a beer and a bag of chips and they have to order more,” Muldoon said, according to NY1.

Lowery Bar & Kitchen was selling chips with alcohol before the crackdown, but will now have to tell customers that they need to order from their full menu if they want a drink.

“It was great. Grab a cocktail, some chips, no problem,” Muldoon said. “Sometimes people don’t want popcorn or chips or a slice of pizza.”

“We have one lady who comes in who has high food allergies,” the businesswoman noted. “She never eats out, but has a couple glasses of wine and it’s a little freedom, and now we have to tell her she has to order food. So she walks out our doors. Every customer counts right now.”

Earlier this week, the Democratic governor admitted that he “made a lot of mistakes” in his response to the novel coronavirus.

Cuomo oversaw the worst coronavirus outbreak in the nation, thanks in large part to a devastating nursing home order which shoved the elderly COVID-positive back into long-term care facilities.

“New York saw more deaths than any other state, with more than 6,400 nursing home residents dying after Cuomo’s administration ordered the facilities to accept COVID-positive patients that were ‘medically stable,’” The Daily Wire previously highlighted.

Still, the mainstream media has offered endless praise for the governor.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Cuomo Defines ‘Substantive’ Food After Restaurants Bend Rules With ‘Cuomo Chips’; Spokesperson Clarifies

On Tuesday, actor Ashton Kutcher posted a video to Instagram declaring that the saying “All Lives Matter” is ignorant, outlining the preferential treatment he and his wife, actress Mila Kunis, give to their daughter over their son to explain his point.

“So, on Saturday, I posted a blackout of my social media channels, just posted ‘BLM’ (Black Lives Matter). And a lot of folks responded ‘All Lives Matter,’” Kutcher started the video. “And I want to talk about that a little bit because I don’t think that the people posting ‘All Lives Matter’ should be cancelled. I think they should be educated.”

“We all agree ‘all lives matter,’” he continued, “but I had a really pointed experience tonight when I was putting my kids down to bed that lent the words for why black lives matter.”

“Usually, Mila and I put our kids to bed, we read them a book, and our daughter always get to go first,” he said. “And tonight, as we were reading her book, my son says, ‘Wait, why don’t I get to go first?’ And Mila said ‘Because girls go first.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, but boys go first.’ And I looked at him and said, ‘No, girls go first. You know why girls go first? For you and me, girls go first. And the reason why is, for some boys, girls don’t get a go at all. And so for you and me, girls go first.’”

“So when it comes to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I think what folks are writing ‘All Lives Matter’ need to understand is that for some people,” Kutcher said, breaking into tears, “for some people, black lives don’t matter at all.”

“So for us, black lives matter,” cried the actor. “So while you may have the best intentions in saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ remember … for some people, black lives don’t matter.”

The video was praised by some, but others felt the crying was insincere and the message was riddled with “white guilt nonsense.”

“This is epitome of intersectional nonsense. Plus the crocodile tears? Hollywood needs to go,” wrote Gina Florio, manager to Candace Owens and former media editor.

“My mentions are filled with white liberals defending this unhelpful white guilt nonsense,” reporter Yashar Ali said of the video. “Some of you are exhausting…maybe the black boxes weren’t such a bad idea after all.”

Kutcher is an anti-human trafficking activist and in 2019 posted a powerful pro-life video, though the actor is not publicly pro-life.

In January, Kutcher posted a video of Special Olympian and actor Frank Stephens speaking before Congress in 2017. In the video, Stephens, born with Down syndrome, talks about the dangerous trend of mothers aborting their babies when prenatal screenings come back positive for the disability, and advocated for the need to fund more research into Down syndrome.

The actor’s wife, however, is an avid abortion activist. In 2017, the actress donated to abortion giant Planned Parenthood in the name of Vice President Mike Pence, a pro-life Christian.

“Mila Kunis revealed to late-night comedian Conan O’Brien recently that she regularly donates to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood in Vice President Mike Pence’s name,” The Daily Wire reported at the time. “Her repeated donation under his name, she insisted, is not a ‘prank,’ but a colorful way to protest his platform, promote women’s rights, and stick it to the patriarchy.”

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Ashton Kutcher Posts Video Tearfully Denouncing ‘All Lives Matter’

On Tuesday, Trump War Room, a Trump campaign Twitter account, posted a video of twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton saying all sexual assault accusers have a right to be heard and believed.

The account posted the 2016 video tongue-in-cheek on Tuesday as a “breaking” message from Hillary to former Biden staffer Alexandra Tara Reade, who’s accused the former VP of sexual assault.

“BREAKING: [Hillary Clinton] releases special video message to Tara Reade regarding her sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden: ‘You have a right to be heard and you have a right to be believed,’” the caption reads.

“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Hillary says in the video clip. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice.”

“You have a right to be heard and you have a right to be believed,” the former secretary of state adds. “We’re with you.”

As previously highlighted by The Daily Wire, Reade publicly claimed last month. on a progressive podcast. that Biden sexually assaulted her back in 1993 when she worked as an aide in his Senate office, adding that she was allegedly fired when she considered going to authorities to report the then-senator’s behavior.

“I handed [Biden] the [gym bag]. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” Reade outlined. “It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt. I wasn’t wearing stockings. It was kind of a hot day that day, and I was wearing heels…I remember I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall. And the wall was cold. It happened all at once…his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He said several things. I can’t remember everything he said.”

The accuser has since produced some corroboration for her accusation, citing a woman she says is her mother calling into “Larry King Live” and vaguely detailing an “issue” her daughter was having with a then-senator. Moreover, two others, a former neighbor and colleague, have come forward to corroborate elements of Reade’s allegations, according to a report from Business Insider.

Despite the allegation against Biden, Hillary officially endorsed the former VP on Tuesday during a virtual town hall event.

Hillary has been known for her inconsistency regarding accusations of sexual assault, dating back to the 1990s with allegations surrounding her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Most recently, Mrs. Clinton said in 2018 that Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford deserved the benefit of the doubt in her uncorroborated accusation. As for Ms. Reade, it seems, Hillary has gone a different direction.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Trump Campaign Posts ‘Special Video Message’ From Hillary To Biden Accuser

On Friday night, Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw took on HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher over accusations from the liberal that President Donald Trump and his administration are “passing the buck” when it comes to defending the American people from the China-originated novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Crenshaw outlined steps Trump took since January regarding the virus and highlighted Democrats’ downplaying COVID in the same time period, the same politicians now pointing their fingers at the president for supposedly not taking the pandemic seriously enough.

The level headed takedown of Maher gained steam on social media over the weekend. “Crenshaw climbed Twitter’s trending list, where he remained throughout the weekend,” Market Watch reported. “For the most part, he was feeling the love.”

During the appearance, Maher pressed Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, for defending Trump, whom he accused of having “pass-the-buck, lie, finger-point, and shirk-responsibility” tendencies. Unfairly tying Trump to COVID deaths, he also suggested Trump’s travel ban from China on January 31 – a ban leading Democrats called “xenophobic” – was not strong enough.

“The reality is about 40,000 people came in after [Trump closed off travel with China]. These were U.S. citizens and green-card holders and passport holders being repatriated. U.S. citizens. So you have to make the argument then that we shouldn’t allow them in,” Crenshaw outlined to Maher, Fox News reported. “It sounds to me that you’re fully agreeing with President Trump on this one, and everybody else disagreed with him. And if you’re saying that the travel restriction should have been more extreme, then fine. You clearly had the foresight back then, but nobody else did,” he added.

“Your criticism appears to be based on one thing – that Trump was overly optimistic,” the former SEAL continued. “That’s his style. You can criticize it, that’s fine, but it’s not connected to the actions that were actually taken.”

“I provide all of that context as we try to basically accuse this man of … he’s being accused of having blood on his hands,” Crenshaw said. “And context is so important here. If we’re going to criticize somebody’s actions, we have to do it with the facts they knew at the time. So I’m just trying to be fair here. I don’t really care about defending him or his actions. I just care about letting people know the truth. And when people make these accusations, I have to ask them: Is the goal to make Trump look bad or is the goal to get to the truth? Because there are two separate sets of answers for that.”

The internet was flooded with commentary about Crenshaw, whose name is still trending on Twitter as of Sunday afternoon.

“It’s hard seeing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) not running for president [one] day. Will do any media outlet, which stems from confidence in himself and his worldview. Possesses likability, authenticity, and pragmatism,” said The Hill’s Joe Concha. “Save the tweet.”

“This @DanCrenshawTX interview is [fire emoji],” wrote Matt Whitlock, senior advisor for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “He gives perhaps the most detailed timeline of the governments response, Congress’ actions, and Democrats inexcusable efforts to politicize every step of the way, delaying lifesaving relief to American families.”

“I gotta admit: [Dan Crenshaw] has more tools in his kit than an entire Home Depot. A seamless performance,” said Fox News host Greg Gutfeld.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Crenshaw ‘Wrecks’ Bill Maher Over Trump Coronavirus Response; Internet Erupts: Likely ‘Run For President’ One Day

During Thursday night’s Fox News town hall event, President Donald Trump addressed rumors about his 2020 vice president slot head on.

Trump brought up the reports concerning Vice President Mike Pence being replaced when Fox News host Bret Baier asked the president who his closest friend is in Washington.

“Well, I get along great with our vice president,” Trump told Baier.

“I keep hearing I’m replacing him,” the president noted of the incessant reports and speculation. “Every day, I hear ‘He’s going to put this one and that one’ [on the 2020 ticket].”

Seemingly dispelling the idea of a new VP, Trump added, “If I did, that would be a great act of disloyalty.”

For well over a year, rumors have swirled that Trump will drop Pence for a new VP, namely former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Earlier this week, for example, CNN political analyst Paul Begala “guaranteed” that the president was “gonna dump Mike Pence in favor of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley” when the Democratic nominee is slated to give their acceptance speech on July 16, The Hill reported.

“This is not a prediction. It’s a certainty,” said Begala. “On Thursday, July 16 — that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address — on that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s going to dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms.”

According to The Hill, Begala made the remarks during a panel discussion at the D.C.-based American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) conference on Monday.

After similar speculation popped up last year, President Trump reiterated the same about Pence, calling him “our man.”

“Mike Pence is a great vice president, he’s our man 100 percent,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt in November, as noted by The Daily Wire.

“Mike Pence — I know I’ve seen this rumor that keeps popping up, and Nikki would be great, but Mike Pence has done a phenomenal job as vice president,” he added. “He’s our guy, he’s my friend, and look, we have a great team.”

The rumors about Haley as VP were sparked after the former governor resigned from her United Nations ambassadorship.

“For all of you that are going to ask about 2020 — no, I am not running for 2020,” Haley said soon after her resignation. “I can promise you what I will be doing is campaigning for this one. So, I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.”

Moreover, in August, Haley similarly tweeted: “Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the president. He has my complete support.”

President Trump recently tapped Pence to help lead the efforts responding to the coronavirus. “I know full well the importance of presidential leadership, the importance of administration leadership, and the vital role of partnerships of state and local governments and health authorities in responding to the potential threat of dangerous infectious diseases,” Pence said, according to U.S. News.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Trump Addresses Rumors About Replacing VP Mike Pence

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