While most of the focus on the opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall has focused on Democrats, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin said that even if Trump prevails he’ll run into problems with red state Republican voters.
Namely, Rubin said, diverting funds from disaster relief and using eminent domain to take property along the wall for a border are likely to be deeply problematic issues with Republicans in states like Texas and Arizona.
“Understand how crazy this is,” said Rubin. “He is taking money from hurricane victims in Texas to use that money to forcibly take land from other people in Texas who don’t want a wall, who don’t have a border crossing, to save face with Sean Hannity. That’s what’s going on. And I kinda think there have to be some Republicans out there who think ‘Stop the madness.’ This is lunacy! And we’re going to get our heads handed to us.”
Trump is terrified a recession is coming — and he has no plan if it does: report
Economists and analysts overwhelmingly agreed this week that a recession is, if not looming, appearing to be much more likely in the near future than it was before.
But in President Donald Trump's White House, such pessimism is verboten. According to multiple reports, Trump's team has been emphasizing rosier economic numbers and brushing off signs of a coming downturn. Trump even suggested that he "suspects many economists and other forecasters are presenting biased data to thwart his reelection," according to the Washington Post. (Trump previously complained that positive economic reports under President Barack Obama were fake.)
‘Pure baloney’: Conservative busts Trump over his bogus reason for holding off on some China tariffs
Writing for the conservative Bulwark, columnist Andrew Egger called out Donald Trump's reasoning for his decision to hold off on some tariffs he plans to impose on China -- essentially saying the president is backing off because he now realizes he is dead wrong about the impact on American consumers.
On Tuesday the White House announced the postponement of Chinese imports that included cell phones, laptops and video game console that were scheduled to go into effect on September 1 -- bumping the date out until 2 weeks before Christmas.
‘We will have her back’: Jewish constituents rally behind Rashida Tlaib amid Trump attacks
"I can't wait to show my grandmother how I was supported by all of you—it would bring her so much joy," said Tlaib, who attended a rally organized by Jewish activists Friday night.
Dozens of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Jewish constituents rallied in Detroit Friday evening during Shabbat to show solidarity with their congresswoman as she faces attacks from President Donald Trumpover her refusal to visit Israel under the Netanyahu government's restrictive conditions.