On Tuesday, comedian Stephen Colbert said that President Donald Trump will use his State of the Union address to evoke fear in the American people.
Trump is scheduled to deliver his address on February 5th. Colbert predicted that Trump will use his time to repeat his hateful immigration rhetoric to rally up his base and support for his border wall.
“You know Trump’s State of the Union is going to be filled with scary things to convince us to build his wall,” Colbert said.
He then read a report from Vox news that said Trump made ten references to claims that women were gagged with duck-tapped and put in the back of vans at the border without any evidence.
“Nobody knows where he got that [information] from,” Colbert said.
Colbert then said Trump must have gotten his information from the “Homeland Immigration Study Asslyum Support Statistics.”
“Or H.I.S A.S.S,” Colbert joked.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 30, 2019
Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race
Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.
Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits
President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.
Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’
Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke — who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.