Republican strategist Rick Tyler didn’t mince words on Thursday, telling MSNBC flatly that President Donald Trump made a high stakes bet on his shutdown, but he’s holding a weak hand against a much better player: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“The reality star met reality,” Tyler said, adding that Trump’s challenge to Pelosi’s authority showed his own party exactly how badly the president plays poker.
“Let me set the scene: the president is holding his hand, the whole Republican Party can see it,” Tyler said. “He’s got a pair of 2s, this is a very weak hand. What he’s betting against national security is that nothing goes wrong in the aviation industry.”
“And you can tell none of this is serious for two reasons. One is you don’t say that border security is a priority and then not pay the people who are securing the border,” he continued. “The current barrier, which only covers less than 700 miles, was $7 billion. So clearly it doesn’t — the $4.9 doesn’t pay for the whole border.”
“Not one Republican can tell you where they’re going to build this wall,” Tyler added angrily. “It is not a serious proposal.”
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REVEALED: FBI says pernicious Russian hacker Berserk Bear has infiltrated multiple US government websites
The federal government is warning of a cyber-attacks by Russia that ramped up in September.
"This joint cybersecurity advisory—written by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—provides information on Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) actor activity targeting various U.S. state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) government networks, as well as aviation networks," CISA revealed on Thursday.
"Since at least September 2020, a Russian state-sponsored APT actor—known variously as Berserk Bear, Energetic Bear, TeamSpy, Dragonfly, Havex, Crouching Yeti, and Koala in open-source reporting—has conducted a campaign against a wide variety of U.S. targets. The Russian state-sponsored APT actor has targeted dozens of SLTT government and aviation networks, attempted intrusions at several SLTT organizations, successfully compromised network infrastructure, and as of October 1, 2020, exfiltrated data from at least two victim servers," the agency reported.
Devin Nunes got Trump to declassify document disputing intel consensus that Russia helped Trump in 2016
The Trump administration is pushing to declassify a document disputing the 2017 intelligence report finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to the benefit of Trump. But source speaking to Reuters say the effort is facing strong objections inside the intelligence community.
"U.S. President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding that Russia acted to help Trump get elected in 2016," Reuters reported, citing "three U.S. government officials familiar with the matter."
White women who voted for Trump voice their regrets: ‘I didn’t know I was signing my own death warrant’
White women played a large part in Donald Trump's surge to the presidency in 2016. Some of those women spoke to Al Jazeera this Thursday and explained why Trump won't be getting their vote in 2020.
Nancy Shively has been voting for Republicans since 1976. She voted for Trump in 2016 even though she wasn't a "big fan."
“Really seeing in living colour … his personality on display, it was just so clear to me how relentlessly narcissistic he is and how he was trying to pawn off responsibility on the governors instead of doing it himself,” she said, adding that when she voted for Trump, "I didn’t know I was [potentially] signing my own death warrant."