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Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declaring that even Americans who hate him “have no choice” but to vote for him because otherwise the stock market will collapse.

With markets already wobbling over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, Mr. Trump flew to a battleground state to defend policies that are rattling many businesses and investors and to insist that he will prolong the country’s decade-long economic expansion into a second term.

“You have the best unemployment, you have the most successful state in the history of your state and the history of our country,” he told a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. “And then you’re going to vote for somebody else? Oh great. ‘Let’s vote for Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren. We have the best numbers we’ve ever had — let’s vote for somebody else.’”

Even as he derided Ms. Warren, a senator from next-door Massachusetts and a Democratic presidential candidate, with a racial slur, Mr. Trump acknowledged the deep antipathy many voters have for him but made the argument that they should put aside their distaste for their own economic well-being.

“You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k), everything is going to be down the tubes,” he told the crowd. “Whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.”

In resting his case for a second term on the health of the economy, Mr. Trump underscored the political consequences of the economic turmoil that has played out in recent days. In private, he has expressed his own anxiety about the economy taking a dive, knowing that his electoral fortunes are likely tied to it, even as he vents frustration that his opponents in his view are overstating the troubles.

American stock markets fell by about 3 percent on Wednesday amid indications that the global economy could slow down before shares rebounded slightly on Thursday. Mr. Trump lashed out at those questioning his confrontation with China, including the conservative editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal’s editorials “demonstrate that they understand nothing about trade or business,” he said. “Nothing. They advocate only economic surrender. They actually say go to China, take off the tariffs, make a deal. I lose all the cards, we take off the tariffs. We don’t have any cards.”

His speech was at times a greatest hits album of favorite lines, replaying the 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton and bashing the news media, Democrats and America’s allies in Europe. Typically rambling, veering on and off script seemingly at random over an hour and a half, he repeated points he had already made earlier in the evening as if he did not remember already making them.

His talk was also marked by repeated inconsistencies. The same president who last year said trade wars were “easy to win” told his supporters that “I never said China was going to be easy.” The same president who compared America’s intelligence agencies to “Nazi Germany” when he took office complained that Democrats “use the term Nazi” to attack their opponents.

At one point, when a protester disrupted the speech and was escorted out of the arena, Mr. Trump belittled the man’s physical appearance. “That guy has a serious weight problem,” he said. “Go home, start exercising!” Then he shifted back to his prepared text to say that his campaign was about “love.”

As he made his case for his economic stewardship, which polls show is perhaps his biggest political asset, he boasted, “Hey, you got low interest rates, the lowest ever.” He made no mention of his regular attacks on the Federal Reserve for keeping interest rates too high.

New Hampshire, which Mr. Trump narrowly lost in 2016, is a state where the economic argument may not resonate the same way it does in other places. Its unemployment rate had already fallen to 2.8 percent under President Barack Obama and has since ticked down to 2.5 percent.

Even as the president argued that he had helped New Hampshire, he all but endorsed Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, if he ends up running against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, next year.

“He’s tough and he’s smart and I’m hearing he’s thinking about running for the Senate from New Hampshire,” Mr. Trump said. “I don’t know. I think it’d be tough to beat.”

Mr. Lewandowski has not announced his candidacy and no decision is imminent, according to a person working with him. In June 2016, Mr. Trump fired Mr. Lewandowski at the urging of his children, but the president has retained a fondness for him and speaks with him often.

Before his ouster, Mr. Lewandowski helped Mr. Trump notch his first primary victory, in New Hampshire, which helped vault him to the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Lewandowski would hope to run on the same outsider energy that Mr. Trump channeled that year.

At the same time, Mr. Lewandowski has significant vulnerabilities. On Thursday, hours before the Trump rally, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed him in relation to the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. His opponents would be almost certain to raise questions about his business activities since Mr. Trump took office.

Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, a Republican who is up for re-election next year, has told the White House he has concerns about the effect that Mr. Lewandowski’s candidacy could have on others on the ballot, according to two people briefed on the discussions.

The Republican primary race already has several declared candidates, including the retired Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc and Bill O’Brien, the former state House speaker.

The rally in Manchester, a southeastern city of 110,000, drew people from several nearby states. At the front of the line to get into the rally, a cluster of people who had been there from the night before agreed that the president’s stance on immigration was a key reason they would be voting for him again in 2020.

“Illegal immigrants impact every community,” said Nena Alexandra, 20, from Easthampton, Mass. “That goes for every single family in the United States.”

But even among the die-hards at the front of the line, there was some detectable unease as the stock market reeled. Kevin Steele, 40, a self-described Democrat for Trump, said he hoped that Mr. Trump’s trade war would be over soon.

“Listen,” Mr. Steele, who is unemployed and lives in Scranton, Pa., said, “I’m hoping to God he closes with China. Just get the deal done. All of my money’s in stocks.”

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Mollie Hemingway: ‘People need to understand the seriousness of efforts to go after Israel’

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The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway defended Israel’s right to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country Thursday, saying it’s important not to tolerate the BDS [Boycott, Divest, Sanction] movement.

“They were coming, not as an outreach mission or to find facts about Israel, but to do something that was so political it would be in direct violation of Israeli law,” Hemingway said on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” “So, they [Israel] have the right to do this.”

Israeli officials blocked the congresswomen from entering the country as part of a planned visit, a reversal that came after concerns about their support for boycotts of Israel.

Hemingway hoped that the congresswomen would be able to visit Israel under different circumstances.

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“It’s unfortunate because it’s good for people to visit Israel to learn more about this country and to understand the complexity of the situation there, not just about Israel but the Palestinian territories as well. So one hopes that they will be able to visit under different circumstances,” Hemingway said.

Hemingway also addressed the seriousness of the BDS movement and how “the left” has tolerated its existence.

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“It’s also true that people need to understand the seriousness of efforts to go after Israel and its people. And there has been a lot of tolerance of the BDS movements, boycott movements against Israel on the American left,” Hemingway said. “I think it’s important for people to speak out against those movements and the harm that they cause and instead of just tolerating them.”

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Andrew McCarthy: There was collusion – but not involving Trump

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Editor’s note: Andrew C. McCarthy’s new book is “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” This is the first in a series of excerpts.

There really was a collusion plot. It really did target our election system. It absolutely sought to usurp our capacity for self-determination. It was just not the collusion you’ve been told about for nearly three years. It was not “Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia.”

Here is the real collusion scheme: In 2016, the incumbent Democratic administration of President Barack Obama put the awesome powers of the United States government’s law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus in the service of the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic Party, and the progressive Beltway establishment.

This scheme had two parts: Plan A, the objective; and Plan B, a fail-safe strategy in case Plan A imploded — which all the smartest people were supremely confident would never, ever happen … which is why you could bet the ranch that it would.

Plan A was to get Clinton elected president of the United States. This required exonerating her, at least ostensibly, from well-founded allegations of her felonious and politically disqualifying actions.

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Plan B was the insurance policy: an investigation that Donald Trump, in the highly unlikely event he was elected, would be powerless to shut down. An investigation that would simultaneously monitor and taint him. An investigation that internalized Clinton-campaign-generated opposition research, limning Trump and his campaign as complicit in Russian espionage.

An investigation that would hunt for a crime under the guise of counterintelligence, build an impeachment case under the guise of hunting for a crime, and seek to make Trump  not reelectable under the guise of building an impeachment case.

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Upon becoming President Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton improperly set up a private, non-secure system for email communications. It featured her own personal server, stored in her home and, later, maintained by a private contractor.

Secretary Clinton used this private email system for all of her official State Department communications, notwithstanding that doing so (a) violated government regulations (which, as the department head, she was responsible for enforcing); (b) violated governmental record-keeping and record-production obligations imposed by federal law; and (c) made it inevitable — due to the nature of her responsibilities — that streams of classified information would flow through and be stored in the non-secure system.

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Trump Fat-Shames Protester, Then Says His Movement Is ‘Built On Love’

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During a campaign rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump proclaimed that he created a political movement “built on love.”

Moments before, however, he fat-shamed a protester, mockingly telling him to get exercise.

“Go home, start exercising,” the president said Thursday night.

About halfway through the rally, at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester, a protester sitting high up in the stadium interrupted Trump’s speech, attracting the president’s attention. 

Security personnel escorted the protester out of the arena as the rest of the rally booed.

“That guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising,” Trump said from the lectern while watching the scene.

“Gotta bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us,” Trump added, apparently referencing his own weight. “Now he goes home and his mom says, ‘What the hell have you just done.’”

Seconds later, Trump continued his speech to say, “Our movement is built on love.”

According to reporters at the rally, three people were escorted from the stadium.

And despite the “love” theme, the president also mocked his Democratic opponents in the 2020 presidential race, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump’s speech Thursday was his second public event since back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 4 killed 31 people and injured many more. 

The suspect in the El Paso shooting allegedly admitted that he targeted Mexican immigrants.

Though Trump didn’t mention a specific shooting on Thursday night, he did say his administration was working to keep guns away from the “mentally ill.”

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Deputy wounds 'active shooter' inside Pensacola grocery store

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Here’s what we know about the shooting at a Pensacola grocery store. Nate Chute, USA Today Network

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A sheriff’s deputy in Florida shot a man Thursday afternoon after the suspect allegedly opened fire inside a grocery store.

No one inside the Grocery Advantage store in Pensacola was injured, according to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Andrew Hobbs.

Authorities received their first call at 2:42 p.m. Thursday, telling dispatchers that a man inside the store was causing a disturbance, Hobbs said.

Deputies arrived on scene within four to five minutes of receiving the call, to find the man was shooting inside the store.

“He was an active shooter,” Hobbs said.

Hobbs said the suspect was firing a handgun at people but did not hit anyone. When deputies approached the man, he confronted them with the gun.

A deputy shot the suspect, who was transported to a local hospital, according to Hobbs.

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Officials didn’t immediately release the name of the shooting suspect. His condition and injuries are unknown

Lee Gainey was at work across the street from Grocery Advantage when the shooting occurred. He said he had a clear view of the grocery store’s front doors.

“People came out screaming and saying there was a shooter,” Gainey said. “They were all running out.”

Four cashiers and a handful of customers all ran out of the store’s front doors nearly at once, Gainey said.

“It was fast,” Gainey said. “It seemed like only 30 seconds after I saw the four cashiers running, the police were everywhere.”

Gainey said it seemed like sheriff’s office vehicles swarmed from every direction toward the store’s entrance.

According to Escambia County officials, EMS was contacted at 3:05 p.m. and responded to the scene at 3:09 p.m. They transported an adult patient to a local hospital as a trauma alert for multiple gunshot wounds.

In a written statement posted on Facebook, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan commended deputies for their response.

“As the Sheriff, I know I speak not only for the Sheriff’s Office but all citizens of Escambia County, in thanking the fine men and women of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism and courage which is displayed every day, but especially today in stopping this suspect,” the sheriff said.

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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

TANZANIA LEADER VOWS LARGE-SCALE ARRESTS OF LGBT PEOPLE

“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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North Korea launches two more short-range missiles, US official says

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North Korea fired two more short-range ballistic missiles for the sixth time in three weeks, a U.S. official told Fox News late Thursday.

South Korea‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff said earlier that projectiles were twice launched from an area on the North’s eastern coast, but did not say what the weapons were, how many were launched or how far they flew.

The latest launches extend the rogue nation’s streak of weapons tests, which are believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.

The weapons the North has tested in recent weeks included a new rocket artillery system and what security analysts say are two new short-range mobile ballistic missile systems that would potentially expand the North’s ability to strike targets throughout South Korea, including U.S. bases there.

Experts say President Trump’s downplaying of the North’s launches allowed Pyongyang more room to intensify its testing activity while it seeks to build leverage ahead of a possible resumption of negotiations, which could happen sometime after the end of joint military drills by the U.S. and South Korea later this month.

The North has ignored South Korean calls for dialogue recently and is seen as dialing up the pressure on Seoul to coax major concessions from Washington on its behalf.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff alerted reporters to the launches hours after the North issued a statement berating South Korea, saying it’s “senseless” for Seoul to hope for a resumption of inter-Korean dialogue while it continues its military exercises with the United States.

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The statement by the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country came a day after Moon said in a speech that the momentum for dialogue remains alive despite the series of “worrying actions taken by North Korea recently.”

The North had recently said it plans to talk only with Washington and not Seoul, and that inter-Korean dialogue won’t resume unless South offers a “plausible excuse” on why it keeps hosting military drills with the United States.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION OFFICIALS APOLOGIZES AFTER BACKLASH OVER ‘SEXY READING’ TWEETS

“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

TANZANIA LEADER VOWS LARGE-SCALE ARRESTS OF LGBT PEOPLE

“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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Michael Madsen pleads no contest to DUI, getting four days in jail and five years’ probation

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“Reservoir Dogs” actor Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the 61-year-old thespian entered the plea to one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He was sentenced on Thursday to four days in jail and five years’ probation.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN CHARGED WITH DUI IN MARCH ARREST

His attorney, Perry Wander, said Madsen did not receive any special treatment in the case, and the sentence is standard. Wander added that Madsen looks forward to completing his probation.

Madsen was arrested in March after he crashed his Land Rover into a pole in the Southern California suburb of Malibu. No one was injured.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The actor is best known for appearing in Quentin Tarantino movies including “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Hateful Eight” and the “Kill Bill” saga.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Sen. Collins on gun control: Solution is possible if Dems don’t ‘play political games’

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Thursday and said she was working on bipartisan legislation to close “loopholes” in the background check system. She mae the case for Democrats and Republicans finding common ground on gun control.

“If we can come together working with President Trump working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle and say that if you advertise the sale of a firearm over the Internet there should be a background check, that makes sense to me,” Collins said.

The senator said she wouldn’t support the recent House bill — calling it an overreach — but did say that background checks were something to unite around.

“I’m working with Sen. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin and with the White House on making sure that we close some loopholes in the background check system to ensure that people with criminal records or who are mentally ill can not purchase firearms,” she said.

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Calls to address gun violence are still echoing following a shooting during a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, and a dramatic standoff in Philadelphia on Wednesday in which six officers were wounded.

Collins made a case for why now is the time for some sort of legislation.

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“I think the difference this time is we had three incidents so close together. Then look at what happened in Philadelphia as well. And we have the president saying that he is on board. And so my hope is that the Democrats truly want a solution and some progress and that they’re not going to play political games with this issue,” Collins said.

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