White House Weekly: Sept. 8

We begin on Friday, August 28, President Trump travels to New Hampshire for a campaign rally, blasting the more than 100 protesters who showed up outside the White House the previous night when he accepted the Republican nomination for president at the GOP convention. He took aim at the protesters who swarmed around Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul as he was leaving the convention.

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The protesters mobbing Paul were demanding that he “say her name.” “Her” is in reference to Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her own home during a raid using a “no knock” search warrant. The irony in all of this is that Paul sponsored the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act to ban “no knock” search warrants. You really can’t make this stuff up.

Saturday, August 29, Trump visits parts of Louisiana and Texas that experienced the worst of Hurricane Laura, which killed at least 14 people and caused roughly $12 billion in damage.

Sunday, August 30, following the shooting death of a Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, President Trump calls Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler a “fool” and “dummy” on Twitter, laying the blame on him for letting the violence and unrest continue in his city.

Monday, August 31, Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden trade barbs, pinning the blame on each other for the protests devolving into riots across the country.

Tuesday, September 1, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the rioting that ensued, President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin to survey the damage. He declared the violence as “anti-American” and an act of “domestic terror.”

Wednesday, September 2, during a trip to North Carolina, President Trump suggests that voters should send in a mail-in ballot and then show up in-person to vote at a polling place for the upcoming election.

Trump attempted to clarify his remarks since intentionally voting twice is illegal, and in North Carolina, a felony. Whether he’s simply joking or attempting to test the integrity of election offices throughout the country, it’s a dangerous path to tread down that only encourages more voter fraud, not less.

Thursday, September 3, both President Trump and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany blast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for improperly opening a hair salon in San Francisco, calling on her to apologize for defying local ordinances despite her public statements about exercising extreme caution during the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting that businesses and schools remain closed until a vaccine is developed.

With less than two months remaining until the presidential election, things are getting heated between Trump and Biden. Just this past week, the presidential debates commission announced the four moderators of both the presidential and vice presidential debates, starting off with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on September 29. Wallace, who last interviewed Trump in July, is considered the president’s least favorite anchor. While the president might not be thrilled about that prospect and having to fight a two-front debate, they don’t call him “Teflon Don” for nothing.

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Original Author: Siraj Hashmi

Original Location: White House Weekly: Sept. 8

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