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Trump Dismantles Al Sharpton After Sharpton Makes a Show of Heading to Baltimore

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In the midst of yet another “racist” — and I’m using racist in quotes here for a reason — comments made from President Donald Trump, this time about the city of Baltimore, specifically Rep. Elija Cummings’ district, and the media is telling the nation that it’s reeling from the overt destructiveness of Trump’s tweets.

It’s not, but the show must go on.

As Elizabeth Vaughn reported earlier Monday, Al Sharpton is going to show up to Baltimore to help heal the hurt done by Trump by…I guess, being there? I don’t know. Money says he’ll stand on a soapbox, gather people behind him, and make it seem like he’s giving a speech to a large crowd about how racism has no place in America and orange man bad.

Trump didn’t take kindly to Sharpton’s showboating at his expense and utilized his most powerful weapon to take Sharpton down a notch or eight. Not the power of the pen, nor the position, but his Twitter.

“I have known Al for 25 years,” tweeted Trump. “Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He “loved Trump!” He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”

“Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, “it’s a personal favor to me.” Seldom, but sometimes, I would go. It was fine,” continued Trump in another tweet. “He came to my office in T.T. during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!”

Where Trump is correct is that Sharpton is a known con-man and showman. Sharpton has a habit of showing up where racial injustice supposedly happened in order to put his face on it and be seen “caring.”

The problem is that Trump’s tweets weren’t at all racist, but because he directed dozens of tweets at Cummings, a black man, and a civil rights figure, the left can promote this as a racially inspired attack. They can even turn the “infestation” comments Trump made as an attack on minority communities.

No one is sure why the left is making the rat infestation issue a racial one, especially when Baltimore’s leaders admit that it’s a problem themselves, but again…

…the show must go on.

And where there’s the possibility for a show, Sharpton will show up to try to star in it.

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Not About Race: Media Conveniently Forgets Trump Once Said an Overwhelmingly White State Was “Drug-Infested”

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Barack Obama’s (D) chief of staff Rahm Emanuel in a 2008 post-election interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Those words have never been more true than they were over the weekend as Democrats, liberal commentators, and the mainstream media were quick to pounce and seize on criticisms President Trump made about Rep. Elijah Cummings’s Congressional District in Maryland over the weeekend.

Here’s just some of what Trump tweeted about MD-7:

“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA. As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming[s’] District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

Cummings has represented the district since 1996.

The most heavily promoted pushback against Trump’s comments came from CNN “New Day” anchor Victor Blackwell, who – like many straight-news reporters on CNN and beyond – has dropped all pretense of being an objective journalist because Orange Man Bad. Baltimore is Blackwell’s hometown.

Here’s what Blackwell wrote:

“Infested.” That’s usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we’ve seen the president invoke ‘infestation’ to criticize lawmakers before. You see a pattern here?

Just two weeks ago, President Trump attacked four minority congresswomen: “Why don’t they go back to the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Reminder, three of them were born here, all of them are American.

Infested, he says.

A week before his inauguration, January 2017: “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart, not to mention crime infested.”

Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times. He’s insulted thousands of people, many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people.

Other “journalists” were quick to amplify his words and/or expressed a similar sentimient:

The problem with suggesting the only time Trump uses the word “infested” is when it relates to minority politicians and/or majority black or brown communities/countries is that it simply isn’t true:

The CNBC article from February 2017 on Trump saying the U.S. was becoming a “drug-infested nation” speaks for itself. No racial inferences whatsoever.

The August 2017 New Hampshire story, however, is a particularly glaring example of the media’s convenient forgetfulness, because per the 2010 Census New Hampshire is overwhelmingly white:

White: 93.9% (92.3% non-Hispanic)
Black or African American: 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
Asian: 2.2%


The state’s governor since 2017 has been Chris Sununu. He’s a white Republican.

Here’s what Trump said about the state in August 2017:

New Hampshire politicians criticized President Trump after a transcript of a phone call with the president of Mexico published on Thursday showed he called the state “a drug-infested den.”

The remark came during his comments on the drug trade, criminal gangs and how he said they affected the state, according to a transcript of the Jan. 27 call published by The Washington Post.

“The drug lords in Mexico are knocking the hell out of our country,” Mr. Trump told President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.

“They are sending drugs to Chicago, Los Angeles and to New York,” Mr. Trump continued. “Up in New Hampshire — I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den — is coming from the southern border.”

He said that about an overwhelmingly white state that is run by a white Republican. Where’s the racism?

The fact is that Trump’s comments about Cummings weren’t about racism. Cummings has been a vocal critic of Trump’s administration and as we’ve seen over and over again, Trump will clap back against anyone who criticizes him or his team in kind. He’s an equal opportunity critic.

No matter their race, no matter if they are a man or woman. And no matter the party. It doesn’t matter.

The mainstream media and Democrats are deliberately stoking the race and culture wars to paint Trump and Republicans in a damaging light, and the closer we get to election-time, the worse it’s going to get. That’s what the real outrage should be about.

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Don’t Worry Baltimore, Help Is On The Way! Al Sharpton Is Coming To Help You Cope

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Although Baltimore’s standing improved slightly in 2018, the city still made Orkin’s list of the top ten “Rattiest Cities” in the U.S. coming in at #9. The top eight include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. FYI: The mayors of all of these cities are Democrats.

By now, everyone’s heard about the firestorm over President Trump’s tweets in which he insulted Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and the “rat-infested” district he represents.

Like rats, Democrats came out of the woodwork to label the President a racist.

Well, the city has been really rocked by Trump’s words and SJW Reverend Al Sharpton decided his presence was needed to help Baltimore’s residents deal with the pain they’ve suffered over the last two days.

Yes, duty called and Sharpton answered. He hopped on a plane as soon as he heard about it. Upon his arrival in the Capitol City, he tweeted, “Arrived in DC from Atlanta, headed to Baltimore. Long day, but can’t stop.”

Baltimore residents must have heaved a collective sigh of relief. “Oh, thank God. Reverend Sharpton is on his way.”

Here are some of the responses to the news of Sharpton’s arrival (via Twitchy):

“Hasn’t Baltimore been through enough suffering this week?”

“@TheRevAl Yes, that should help. Get the race hustlers in there fast.”

“You need a race baiter? Call the master baiter, he’ll do the job.”

“So much pandering to do, so little time.”

“Baltimore just can’t catch a break.”

“Maybe stop by the IRS and put a check through the mail slot.”

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Jerry Nadler Confuses Everyone With Bizarre Rant on Impeachment

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The Democrat run House continues to flail about on impeachment, largely because they know most of the country doesn’t want it. But they want to have their cake and eat it to, as I chronicled last week, which means not actually voting to impeach but using committees to demand judges give them access as if articles of impeachment had passed. Whether they’ll find a judge willing to undermine legal standards to such a gross extent has yet to be determined.

The one leading this charge is Rep. Jerry Nadler. Famous for wearing his pants so high that he has to unzip to speak, he appeared on the Sunday shows yesterday to do his usual song and dance. That led to this confusing, irrational diatribe that completely gives the game away.

You see, Nadler absolutely, 100% knows that Trump is guilty and has violated the law “six ways from Sunday,” yet he needs more evidence before even taking the first step in impeachment. Wait, what?

To be clear, the actual trial in an impeachment happens in the Senate. The purpose of impeachment in the House is to act like a grand jury, recommending indictment. If Nadler has proof so damning that he can claim definitely that Trump has committed crimes six ways to Sunday, why does he need more evidence? What’s stopping him from publicly calling for the support he needs to pass articles of impeachment?

None of this makes sense and it’s not supposed to. The Democrats are scared to death of public opinion turning against them further, as impeachment is deeply unpopular among the American people. Nadler wants to go on the Sunday shows and scream about crimes being committed while not actually having to put his money where his mouth is. He’d be content to just “investigating” until the 2020 election because the assumption is that this can be used as an election bludgeon.

The problem for Democrats is that their base isn’t going to accept that.

Eventually, this will boil over. Nadler can only give so many bizarre, illogical rants trying to explain why Trump is Hitler but he won’t impeach. Pelosi has the most vocal parts of his caucus running to the cameras daily demanding impeachment. Noway does the dam hold for another year.

Democratic party leadership created this monster, thinking they could control it. They can’t and it’s going to backfire on them in a big way.

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Bern Out: Right After He Condemns Trump’s Baltimore Slam, Uncle Bernie’s Seen Doing the Same Thing

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One thing that makes politics so absurd — and partisan politics so transparent — is hypocrisy.

Which is to say disingenuousness. Which is to say, in a sense, lying for political gain.

Example: Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s wall “an immorality,” even though she voted — as did Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama — for 2006’s Fence Act (here). Not to mention the fact that the goob has a wall around her own property (here).

We also sometimes see the double standard among media, when one party’s called out on something for which the other is given a pass.

Along those lines, witness a Democrat dumping on The Donald over his remarks decrying the “infestation” of rodents in Baltimore. CNN anchor Victor Blackwell lost it over the comments on the air (here). It’s a must-see.

Since, a video’s surfaced revealing the city’s Democratic mayor lamenting the stench of dead rats (here), and now we’re on to the curious case of Uncle Bernie.

On Sunday, Bern was asked about Trump’s controversial tweets.



CNN’s Jake Tapper — who’s surprised me previously with his pressing of Democrats for clear answers — posed this to Sen. Sanders:

“I know you want to talk about issues, but I do also want to talk about what President Trump said about your former colleague in the House Elijah Cummings and his district being ‘a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess that no human being would want to live in.’ What’s your response?”

The Democratic Socialist politicked himself silly:

“Jake, it’s unbelievable that we have a president of the United States who attacks American cities, who attacks Americans, who attacks somebody who’s a friend of mine. Elijah Cummings is one of the most decent and outstanding members of the House of Representatives. He fights every day to improve life in his community.

“I do find it interesting that, when we have rural Republican districts where life expectancy is going down, where downtowns are boarded up, where people are struggling – and people are struggling in rural America. They’re struggling in urban America. They’re struggling in suburban America.

“Our job is to bring people together, to improve life for all people, not to have a racist president who attacks people because they are African Americans. That is a disgrace. And that is why we’re going to defeat this president.”

‘Nough said.

Now take a swig of reality’s dose. Here’s the same man in 2015:

And that’s how it’s done.

-ALEX

 

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Liberals Own A Piece Of The High Casualty Count In California Shooting

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Liberals Own A Piece Of The High Casualty Count In California Shooting

As I reported earlier today, one, possibly two assailants opened fire at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing 3 people, one a six year old boy. 15 others were injured, no word as I write this as to how seriously. From ABC News

Local police who always have a heavy presence at this event, responded in about a minute, killing one suspect. At this time, local authorities are engaged in a manhunt for a second suspect.

Here’s the part that enrages me. California Legislators have enacted some of the most draconian gun laws in the United States, almost all of which are Constitutionally suspect. Yet mass shootings still occur there. Why? I’ve explained in detail previously here.

For the purposes of this article, I’ll give you the short version. It’s all about time. The old saw that “when seconds count, the police can be there in minutes,” also applies here. In the Gilroy incident, the stalwart Law Enforcement Officers, heeding their calling, ran to the sound of the gunfire, exceeded the standard, arriving and engaging the shooter in about a minute. Nevertheless, he still had time to shoot 18 innocent people, taking time to reload while he did so.

Once the shooting starts, there is only one important factor; Time—How soon can a good guy with a gun get there? It’s just that simple. By passing their draconian, ineffective and unconstitutional gun laws, California legislators precluded the very possibility that a law abiding citizen might stop the carnage sooner.

The shooter is of course absolutely responsible for all the deaths and injustices. But the State of California Owns a piece of that too. No law can prevent that first shot. We need to eliminate laws that keep us from stopping the second.

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President Trump Needs to Campaign in Baltimore (And San Francisco Too)

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President Trump Needs to Campaign in Baltimore (And San Francisco Too)

As part of his typical, “get the Democrat Cats to chase his Twitter fueled, Red Laser Dot,” President Trump effectively trolled the Democrats once again, simply by pointing out just what a horrid place West Baltimore is. Tying Democrat icon Elijah Cummings to that disaster, was just gravy. West Baltimore of course, is a big part of Cummings’ voter base.

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My colleague, Elizabeth Vaughn, ably pointed out that predictably, the left immediately went to the race card, enabled by Chris Wallace, senior editor of the Never Trump, Fox News Network.

Interestingly enough, some black Baltimore residents agree with The President. Check out this interesting little video.

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From my foxhole, this is a perfect set up for what the Military calls, “the pursuit phase” of the battle. There comes a point (if we do it right) that the defenders are so overwhelmed and demoralized, that they are ready to give up. Often an attack from an unexpected direction will be the final event that causes the enemy to break and run. That is where President Trump is, in his attack on the left for 2020.

Democrats just aren’t getting it. Embracing shall I say “non-standard” behaviors and supporting terrorists, are just two of the policy issues that are alienating Obama Blue Collar voters that took a chance on Trump back in 2016. President Trump isn’t worried about retaining those voters. He famously said, “What do you have to lose?” More than enough of them replied , “Nothing,” and pulled the lever for him. Well, he has been hard-nosed about fulfilling his promises. Our economy isn’t just on fire. It’s a blast furnace. Black and Hispanic unemployment is at the lowest level ever recorded. We are actually above, “statistically full employment.” This is causing wages to rise. Those voters aren’t going back to the Democrat plantation.

Moreover, it appears some of the denizens of these Democrat enclaves are tired of being taken for granted. Here is a response from one of Rep. Cummings’ more vocal constituents.

The “raaayciss” card appears to have expired, which takes us to another Trump promise (about to be) kept. The Supreme Court just handed The President yet another victory. As reported by my colleague here, SCOTUS has declared that President Trump may use Military funds to build a border wall. As I mentioned HERE and HERE, all President Trump has to do to prevail in 2020, assuming continued economic growth, is to show some new wall finished and more being built. SCOTUS just gave him that.

Here’s how I see the attack from an unexpected direction playing out. President Trump campaigns in Baltimore, San Francisco and several other “solid Democrat” strongholds that also qualify as “Third World S***holes.” He doesn’t have to spend a lot of time there. He just has to hold a few rallies. It’s likely that he won’t get majorities in those places, but that’s not important. Based on obviously improving conditions, he will gain enough Black, Latino and other minority voters, to cause the Democrats to “break and run.” An added benefit will obviously be, that he will get enough of those voters to put the “Interstate Popular Vote” initiative to bed, once and for all.

This next election isn’t going to be a squeaker. President Donald J. Trump is going to win in an electoral and popular vote landslide. All he has to do, is attack the leftists where they live. Baltimore, San Fransisco and Detroit….and any other Democrat dominated Third World Hole.

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BREAKING: 4 Dead in Gun Free California Shooting

BREAKING: 4 Dead in Gun Free California Shooting

From Gun Free California, yet another mass shooting. Four people (including one suspect) are dead and several more injured as they were just enjoying a Sunday afternoon at a and annual Garlic fair & food festival. From ABC News.

Among those killed on Sunday was a 6-year-old boy, his grandmother told ABC San Francisco station KGO.

“He was a really happy, loving boy,” Maribel Romero said. “I want justice for my grandson.”

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Pelosi’s Nightmare Advances As Nearly Half Of House Democrats Support Impeachment

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To quote the philosopher Luke Cage: Sweet Christmas.

A host of Congressional Democrats have joined the movement to impeach President Donald Trump, bringing the total number to 107 Democrats. That means we’re just 11 shy of half the caucus being in favor of something the leaders of the party are desperately trying to avoid.

It appears that Pelosi, in an effort to appease the rank-and-file, she is giving her consent to another Judiciary Committee plot to extend the life of the Mueller investigation.

Pelosi’s resistance to an impeachment inquiry is not likely to be vulnerable to the math of the Democratic Caucus — she has also argued that such a move would be unnecessarily divisive and likely to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, strengthening Trump’s hand ahead of the 2020 election. Rather, she has urged a focus on the House’s myriad investigations of Trump’s conduct, business relationships and personal finances — some of which are tied up in court battles with Trump’s personal lawyers. Those probes, she has said, could form a more complete picture before considering impeachment.

But Pelosi on Friday also endorsed a new Judiciary Committee effort to go to court and seek access to Mueller’s secret grand jury evidence. In its petition to a federal judge in Washington, D.C., which was issued by the House general counsel, the committee argued that it was already investigating whether to recommend articles of impeachment against Trump.

However, that’s all it is for her. It’s appeasement to try and keep them happy for a little while longer and keep them from pushing for something she believes will be disastrous, and it more than likely would be.

Impeachment sends political drama into overdrive, which in turn further polarizes the country. The constant negative press on both sides of the aisle will drive the base loyalists to the polls, but will probably keep moderate turnout low. In her opinion, she could bring moderates over by positioning her party as the moderate party and drawing the moderate vote to them.

But the rank-and-file in the House are getting restless. They have learned the wrong lessons from 2016 and still believe that the best way to defeat Trump is to swing too far in the other direction. Trump was himself a reaction to Barack Obama, who actively sought to alienate conservative voters and pushed for an agenda that he was rebuked on in multiple elections.

Pelosi and her allies seem to recognize that. The rest of the Democrats do not. They instead believe that an impeachment inquiry is the best way to go forward, as it would allow for them to fundraise… and that’s about it. It won’t result in anything meaningful, and they know it.

But, hey! It’s good to keep the dream alive.

Democrats who support an inquiry have also privately argued that reaching a majority of the caucus would be a turning point in their efforts, coaxing more reluctant lawmakers off the sidelines and ramping up pressure on Democratic leaders.

Though Mueller at times struggled with his command of his report last week, his testimony has proven to be a flashpoint for Democrats teetering on the brink of backing an impeachment inquiry. He affirmed that his 22-month investigation uncovered that the president had repeatedly tried to obstruct his inquiry, and he noted that Trump could theoretically be vulnerable to prosecution after his term ends. Democrats have pointed to both exchanges as they’ve announced their positions.

This is probably the best part because these Democrats still look at the Mueller hearing as one filled with new revelations, whereas the majority of the people who watched (admittedly, very few) and a vast number of prominent media figures agree it produced nothing new or exciting.

These are politicians who are banking on this strategy working, and they are so desperate to see it work that they will pretend there is a there there. They think they can win an optics game with this, but it’s going to produce nothing for them.

They’ll find that out the hard way come 2020.

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Jake Tapper Questions Rashida Tlaib About BDS, Israel’s Right To Exist; Her Response Is Breathtaking

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

When I hear Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speak, I can’t believe she was ever elected to public office.

The Palestinian-American Congresswoman recently co-sponsored a resolution in the House with her great pal Rep. Ilhan Omar to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. Last week, she was one of 17 lawmakers to vote against a House resolution to condemn BDS. She compared the BDS movement to the American boycott of Nazi Germany.

Tlaib spoke to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning. Even Tapper was a bit ruffled by several of Tlaib’s replies. Below are some of the highlights.

Tapper addressed Tlaib, “So you talk about the hate agenda and there is criticism of you from fellow Democrats for your support for the BDS movement for boycott, divest, sanctions, an anti-Israel movement.”

She responds:

Well it is anti…it is criticizing the racist policies of Israel and it is a boycott…I can tell you that all around college campuses, there are Jews, Muslims, Hindus, all different kinds of backgrounds who are pushing back against racist policies in Israel because they see the human rights violations of children being detained…We all know that under Netanyahu’s regime, human rights violations have gotten worse.

Switching gears, Tapper asked her, “Do you think the Jewish people have the right to a state in the area where Israel exists now?”

Tlaib gave a qualified answer.

I truly believe the state of Israel is – it exists, correct.

But understand, does it exist in the detriment of inequality for the Palestinian people? The detriment of not moving forward in a peaceful resolution? We’re never going to have peace, I truly believe, if separate but equal is the way they want to go. And I could tell you I learned that from my African-American teachers in Detroit public schools who showed me what the pain of oppression looks like. We’re not gonna have peace if we don’t understand that we are dehumanizing Palestinians every single day when we choose Israel over their rights.

Tapper asks again, “Yes or no, does Israel have a right to exist?”

Tlaib replies, “Of course, but just like Palestinians have a right to exist. Palestinians also have a right to human rights. We can’t say one or the other. We have to say it in the same breath or we’re not gonna actually have a peaceful resolution.”

Not everyone was okay with Tlaib’s qualified answers when asked if she believes that Israel has the right to resist. Each time she was asked, she said “yes,” and each yes was immediately qualified by a “but.”

This didn’t sit too well with most conservatives. Here are some of the responses to Steve Guest’s tweet about Tlaib’s comments. (via Twitchy)

“Rashid Tlaib, as a US Congresswoman, exists to the detriment of Americans.”

“Democrats embrace anti-Semitic philosophy. Got that, America?”

“Baltimore exists to the detriment of Maryland.”

“”Baltimore is a shithole”: REEEEEEEEEEEE RACIST!  – “Israel is detrimental”: *crickets*”

“Tlaib: Free state in Middle East causing problems for rise of oppressive terrorist power.”

“Thank God for Israel.”  (Twitchy notes that for whatever reason, Twitter chose to ‘hide’ this reply on the thread.)

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