.@FoxNews reported incorrectly what the Federal Government is doing with respect to Portland. We are demanding that the Governor & Mayor do their job or we will do it for them. To complicated to discuss in a Tweet, but bad reporting by Fox (possibly on purpose!). @DHSgov— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
"Germany's delinquent. They haven't paid their fees, they haven't paid their NATO fees," Trump told Wednesday reporters outside the White House, even though no such "fees" exist for members of NATO. "Germany owes billions and billions of dollars to NATO. And why would we keep all of those troops there?"
The Pentagon chief cast the decision to cut U.S. forces in Germany as the result of a months-long review of American deployments in Europe aimed at bolstering defense [Sure, Jan].
"These changes will achieve the core principles of enhancing U.S. and NATO deterrence of Russia, strengthening NATO, reassuring allies and improving U.S. strategic flexibility," Esper said, even as he made clear that the repositioning of U.S. forces remains tentative. "I want to note that this plan is subject to and likely will change to some degree as it evolves over time."Not so fast; literally, according to this morning's Security Brief from Foreign Policy, from my email:
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
And are we sure the Republicans won't just violate the law with impunity?And Mike Pompeo, that grinning grease-faced fool, suggests that they will, but mainly reveals he hasn't read the Constitution in a long long time:
Secretary of State Pompeo this morning, in response to Senator Tim Kaine, on whether a President can delay a Presidential election:— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 30, 2020
"In the end, the Department of Justice and others will make that legal determination."
We are not moving the date of the election. The resistance to this idea among Republicans is overwhelming. We must take all necessary steps to prevent election fraud - including stopping Democrat ballot harvesting - but we will not be delaying the election.— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) July 30, 2020
“Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist,” he said. “But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate.”
150,000 dead from a pandemic, GDP down 9.5% for the quarter, millions out of work, no Senate rescue package in sight, and the president is promoting a pizza restaurant because its owner is praising him on TV.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 30, 2020
Left, Fox Business' Varney & Co., 10:21 a.m.
Right, Trump, 10:26 a.m. pic.twitter.com/iNdjwNi0YU
The end—I realize I've said this before, but not that long ago—is near.