Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for President Donald Trump‘s 2020 re-election bid, in a proof-less missive is warning freshman House Democrats to “turn on Speaker Pelosi” and vote for the President’s wall.
Despite poll after poll after poll showing the majority of Americans oppose the wall, Parscale claims “Data clearly shows” if they don’t vote for the wall they won’t be re-elected.
Data clearly shows that if most Freshman Democrats don’t turn on @SpeakerPelosi and vote for the wall and stop being a rubber stamp, they will not have a chance to see their Sophomore class. @cnn and @msnbc ignores this fact because they are complicit in playing them.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) February 4, 2019
Parscale offers zero hard evidence, just an empty claim, which is par for the course with Trump and his team.
“The public is solidly against the expansion of the border walls and remains sympathetic toward immigrants in the country illegally,” Gallup reports in a new poll released Monday morning..
“Sixty percent of Americans oppose major new construction of walls along the U.S.-Mexico border — the goal behind President Donald Trump’s budget showdown with Democratic leaders that led to a record 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government,” Gallup notes. That number is up from 57% in June.
Gallup also finds that the “vast majority of Americans (81%) favor allowing immigrants living illegally in the U.S. ‘the chance to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain requirements over a period of time.'”
Parscale, meanwhile, also claims that CNN and MSNBC are “complicit” in “playing” the House Democrats. His statement is unclear. NCRM has reached out to Partscale but did not immediately receive a response.
UPDATE: 10:53 AM ET –
Parscale offers this poll from a Republican pollster who was the lead pollster for the failed 2012 Romney presidential campaign. Neil Newhouse infamously said in 2012, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” The poll is of just “ten congressional districts which were won by the President in 2016 but are currently held by Democrats in Congress.”
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: