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Saturday, August 10, 2019
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President Trump: ‘You Had God Watching’ -The Daily Signal President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump “met Wednesday with some of the dozens wounded or injured in the weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 31 dead,” Fred Lucas reports. The President told survivors of the horrific attacks that “you had God watching. I want you to know we’re with you all the way.”
President Trump Urges Nation to Condemn White Supremacy and Find Bipartisan Solutions -CBS News President Trump called out the evil ideologies of white supremacy and racism this week and “urged the nation to condemn it with one voice in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas,” Kathryn Watson reports. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” the President said from the White House. The President also called upon Congress to find bipartisan common ground to address gun violence.
Here’s the Truth About Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers -Yahoo Finance The White House launched the Pledge to America’s Workers last July, a program that’s “signed on more than 20 companies and business groups, which committed to hire or train more than 3.8 million workers over the next five years. One year later, over 300 companies and organizations have joined the pledge to bring the total to over 12 million new training opportunities for students and workers,” Sibile Marcellus writes.
Squeezing Venezuela’s Comrades -The Wall Street Journal “The people of Venezuela continue to suffer under socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, who is sustained by his patrons in Cuba, Russia and China. So it’s welcome news this week that the Trump Administration has toughened sanctions against the regime and its abettors,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The new measures aim to try to cut the lifelines from Cuba, Russia and China. Sanctioned individuals will be denied entry to the U.S. The Trump Administration has morality and regional politics on its side.”
Mike Pence Announces $9 Million in Grants to Combat Kentucky Opioid Crisis -Courier-Journal During a visit to Kentucky, Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced more than $9 million in grant funding to help the state combat its opioid crisis, Louisville’s Courier-Journal reports. “The awards will support a five-point opioid strategy introduced by President Donald Trump in 2017.”
Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Racism -Washington Examiner “For anyone who cares about the common good, this nation desperately needed to hear Trump say what he said Monday,” the Washington Examiner editorial board writes. Unfortunately, “partisan hackery can transcend any national tragedy . . . Shame on all of them, and on all of the others who want the nation to be upset and fragmented and divided by tragedy, just so that they can sooner get the political outcome they are hoping for.”
Liberals are Now Willing to Target Any Trump Supporter for Ruination -New York Post “When did it become acceptable for politicians, and their media helpers, to target private citizens for their political opinions?” Karol Markowicz writes. “In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) released the names of a few dozen San Antonio residents who had donated to President Trump’s re-election campaign . . . Castro was apparently unconcerned by the prospect that these people — retirees and small-business owners — would be inevitably targeted for harassment.”