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.”
Pentagon investigating white power signs flashed as Trump attended Army-Navy game
Spokespeople for West Point and Annapolis told reporters on Saturday that the Army and Navy are "looking into" the possible use of a white power hand signal by military personnel during the ESPN broadcast of the two branches' annual football game.
This article first appeared in Salon
"We’re looking into it. I don’t know what their intention is," Lt. Col. Chris Ophardt, a West Point spokesman, told reporters shortly after the sign was flashed on television, according to The Wall Street Journal. His comments were echoed by Cmdr. Alana Garas, who told the press that "we are aware and will be looking into it."
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Graham made the remarks during an interview on the CBS News program Face the Nation.
"This is the first impeachment trial being driven by partisan politicians," Graham complained, "conducted behind closed doors, the testimony was selectively leaked, the president was denied the ability to participate in the House hearing and I want to end it. I have nothing but disdain for this. I'm trying to make myself clear, what you're doing in the House is bad for the presidency."