TOLD ya he was trolling ’em.
President Trump suggested Democrats have given up any defense of the Second Amendment and pledged that he will not allow Americans’ gun rights to be swept away on the “slippery slope” of gun control.
Trump made the comments while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
The Democrats would, I believe — I think they’d give up the Second Amendment. And the people that — a lot of the people that put me where I am are strong believers in the Second Amendment — and I am, also. And we have to be very careful about that. You know, they call it the “slippery slope,” and all of the sudden, everything gets taken away. We’re not going to let that happen.
Breitbart News reported that Trump used weekend comments to shift away from background checks.
Politico reported that Trump was asked about the background check gun control push and he said, “I’m not saying anything. I’m saying Congress is going to be reporting back to me with ideas. And they’ll come in from Democrats and Republicans. And I’ll look at it very strongly. But just remember, we already have a lot of background checks.”
However staunch a 2A guy he may or may not be, he’s nowhere near stupid enough to be oblivious to how dangerous caving in to the liberal-fascist gun-grabbers would be to him. Look for the post-mass-murder clamor to quickly fade away without much further ado, like it always does. Might be a different story if HILLARY!™ was president; probably would, in fact. But she ain’t. Elsewhere, we have other heartening developments:
President Trump on Wednesday signed a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate all federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of severely disabled veterans.
Trump signed the directive following a speech to AMVETS at the organization’s 75th annual convention in Kentucky. The announcement drew applause from those in attendance, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
“Nobody can complain about that, right?” Trump said. “The debt of these disabled veterans will be entirely erased. It will be gone. They can sleep well tonight.”
Trump said the memo will apply to more than 25,000 veterans who are “completely and permanently” disabled. Federal taxes will not be applied to the forgiven debt, he added.
It isn’t clear from the article whether FederalGovCo will be picking up the tab, but with any luck they’ll stick the colleges themselves with it, and expand the program further from there until the damnable liberal indoctrination mills are howling with pain. Another encouraging development:
The entire mass migration to our border and all its cascading ill effects can be traced to one thing: the Flores settlement’s expansion from children to family units by a single district judge. Flores is not a constitutional provision, a statute, or even a court ruling. It is a court settlement, designed as a temporary arrangement, that actually runs contrary to statute and has been used as a catalyst to undermine every bedrock law of sovereignty. After a full year of dithering, the Trump administration is finally using its unquestionable power to modify the settlement to finally end catch-and-release.
The Flores settlement, originally agreed upon in 1997 and modified in 2001, provided that government would only house alien children in “non-secure, state licensed” facilities or release them expeditiously until and unless the federal government writes a regulation to build its own licensing scheme ensuring the safe and sanitary conditions of the facilities. Given that there are no such state-licensed facilities, and the feds, until now, have not created their own scheme, it forced them to release unaccompanied minors expeditiously. In 2015, a California judge applied Flores to children accompanied by a parent as well, an order that was upheld by the Ninth Circuit the following year.
Until now, courts have lawlessly “legislated” a 20-day deadline for holding children without such certified facilities or else they have to be released. Moreover, Judge Dana Sabraw created a new edict last year contrary to law that children can’t be released alone once they come with an adult and that the adult must be released with them. Thus, the expansion of Flores and Sabraw’s ruling spawned the worst period of migration in our history, where primarily one adult would come with one child, the perfect scam.
With today’s change, the Trump administration is fulfilling one of the options laid out in the Flores settlement by publishing regulations governing the treatment of detained minors. Officials have created a process for certifying the conditions of various facilities they now believe fulfill the conditions of Flores and can be designed to hold children with their parents. Thus, no family separation – and no catch-and-release.
The reality is that very few people will wind up in these holding facilities in the long run, because the minute they hear the scam is over, they simply will not come.
Mo’ bettah still at the link. And the welcome news keeps right on a’comin’.
Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he plans to meet with Attorney General William Barr this week to discuss how best to roll out the SpyGate documents that will soon be released to the public.
“I’m going to meet the attorney general this week to talk to him about how best to tell the story,” Graham, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said. “I don’t want people to conjecture as to what happened. I want you to read it.”
The senator said he wants the American people to see the 302s (transcripts of FBI interviews with witnesses), the full Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications taken out against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page, and the transcripts of the “confidential informants” who spoke with campaign aide George Papadopoulos.
“I want you to hear in real time that the guy said ‘I’m not working with the Russians. If I were, it would be a crime of treason,'” Graham said, referring to the exculpatory information that the FBI left off of their FISA application.
Graham noted that the media will try its best to ignore the “damning and ugly” information when it comes out. “You’ll only find it on Fox. You may find it a little in the paper,” he predicted. “It will get ten percent of what the Mueller report got.”
He went on to suggest that investigators should start focusing on former president Obama if they want to get to the bottom of what happened.
His lips. God’s ears. Are we done with the good news yet? Why, no. No, we are not.
A judge has ordered the FBI to release the communications between Department of Justice lawyer Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele.
The headlice dug so deeply into various pockets of Deep State resistance have been stonewalling, hoping against hope to outlast Trump until some way could be found to remove him. But now the ground under their dragging feet is beginning to crumble and crack. Too bad, so sad for them.