Democrats say they left White House meeting on Syria after Trump ‘meltdown’

KEY POINTS Democratic congressional leaders say they walked out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “meltdown” by the president. Earlier, the House passed a resolution opposing Trump’s move to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria. The bipartisan vote comes amid mounting backlash to the president’s action, which critics say left Kurdish troops allied with the U.S. vulnerable to a Turkish offensive. RT: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Steny Hoyer 191016 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, October 16, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters

Democratic congressional leaders said they walked out of a White House meeting on Syria on Wednesday following what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “meltdown.”

After top Democrats left the bipartisan meeting with Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the president appeared “shaken up” by a House vote condemning his decision to remove U.S. forces from northern Syria. The House approved the resolution in an overwhelming 354-60 vote, as even a majority of Trump’s Republican Party supported it.

“That’s why we couldn’t continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it,” Pelosi said outside the White House, in only the latest instance of a gathering between the president and Democrats blowing up.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., described the meeting as more of a “nasty diatribe” than a “dialogue.” He said Trump called Pelosi a “third-rate politician” — though Pelosi later clarified the president used the term “third grade politician.” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., added that he had “never” seen a president “treat so disrespectfully a coequal branch” of government.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican who voted for the House measure to oppose pulling troops out of northern Syria, told reporters that Pelosi “stormed out” of the meeting. He ca

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Elizabeth Warren’s Search for Victimhood

Nobody celebrates victimhood like the modern Democratic Party. As of last week, Hillary Clinton still thinks she won the 2016 election. She and her supporters believe the presidency was stolen from her by a corrupted electoral college which was manipulated by phantom Russian agents. That and sexism. Nary a mention of her conspicuous absence from the swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Stacey Abrams cannot concede last year’s Georgia gubernatorial race because she cannot accept that she lost. She can’t accept that a dysfunctional campaign headed by an unqualified candidate was to blame. It was voter purges and a corrupt system. That and sexism plus racism. Victimhood is the religion of the left, which is why Elizabeth Warren is trying so very hard to be the eternal victim.

Since at least the mid-1980s Warren has been desperately trying to anoint herself a member of the Cherokee Nation. And it has certainly paid off for her. From 1986 until her fraud was discovered in 2012, she steadily rose through the ranks as the first Native American woman at multiple law schools. Of course, the schools in question deny that her race, misrepresented as it may be, had anything at all to do with her hiring, even though she was constantly touted as the first Native American woman. Her “minority status” paid off. She exploited systems designed to help victims of past discriminations, and she liked it. Until of course she felt so empowered by the media’s undying defense of her distortion that she took her now famous, or infamous, DNA test.

Given her history of blatant misrepresentation, it comes as no special surprise that Senator Warren has found herself embroiled in yet another case of falsely claiming to be the victim of discrimination. For nearly a year now, at every campaign stop, she has loudly, yet erroneously, recalled the tale of her being fired from a Riverdale, NJ teaching position for being “visibly pregnant” in 1971. It is true that these things did happen to women in 1971. It is simply not true that it happened to Warren. 

Unfortunately for Warren’s fantasy, the Washington Free Beacon was able to locate the actual minutes of the school board meeting where she was in fact given her job. Further frustrating her efforts for Victim of the Year, Warren

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Trump in a landslide This historically accurate model predicts exactly that


President Donald Trump has a love/hate relationship with polls, surveys and predictions. He loves the ones that paint him in a positive light, and, of course, he hates all those “fake” ones that don’t.

He’s going to absolutely adore this one.

According to Moody’s Analytics, Trump is headed toward another four years in the White House. And, if the numbers are right, it won’t even be close.

In fact, his Electoral College victory could very well be wider than the 304-227 margin he enjoyed over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Since 1980, Moody’s has managed to nail the outcome every time but once — like many, it didn’t see Trump coming.

“In our post-mortem of the 2016 presidential election model,” the report said, “we determined that unexpected turnout patterns were one of the factors that contributed to the model’s first incorrect election prediction.” Here’s Moody’s track record, including a 2016 adjustment for the turnout variable:

Will it return to its winning ways? The team takes into account how consumers feel about their finances, the performance of the stock market SPX, +1.00% and their job prospects. Essentially, today, they’re feeling pretty good.

“Under the current Moody’s Analytics baseline economic outlook, which does not forecast any recession, the 2020 election looks like Trump’s to lose,” the authors wrote. “Democrats can still win if they are able to turn out the vote at record levels, but, under normal turnout conditions, the president is projected to win.”

From the MarketWatch archives (August 2016): To professional economists, Trump isn’t even the second best candidate in the 2016 presidential election

Moody’s uses three models to come up with its forecast. In each case, Trump gets at least 289 Electoral College votes.

The “pocketbook” measure, which focus on how peop

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Fed-Up Farmer’s Message To Trump I Wouldn’t Vote For You If You Walked On Water

Image result for chris gibbs soy bean farmer Chris Gibbs, a former Republican county chair in Ohio, says he’s done with Donald Trump.

The former county chair for the Republican Party in Shelby County, Ohio says he’s done with President Donald Trump due to the trade war with China.

“I’m not going to vote for the president, and I’m on record as saying that,” Christopher Gibbs, who’s also a soybean farmer that backed Trump in 2016, told CNBC on Monday. Gibbs said he doesn’t believe Trump’s claims he made a deal for China to buy up to $50 billion in U.S. agriculture given that the president made similar claims before that have never materialized, including claims of deals with Mexico and the European Union.

Indeed, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admitted that the deal with China announced by Trump wasn’t actually a deal quite yet. 

“There are still some issues that need to be worked out in wording,” Mnuchin said, per The Hill. “But I would say we have every expectation that phase one will close.”  

Gibbs said Trump’s previous broken promises make him “dubious” of any new claims of a deal. And in any case, Gibbs ― who has 560 acres of farmland in Shelby County ― said he was done with Trump even if there was a deal: 

“It doesn’t matter what he comes up with now. He could come up with this $50 billion, he could walk across my pond and not get wet, and I’m still not going to vote for him because, you know, at the end of the day my name is Chris Gibbs, it’s not Judas, and I’m not going to sell my political moorings for 30 pieces of silver. So no ― I’m out.” 

Gibbs made a video for The New York Times last year pleading with Trump to end the trade war. 

“I can draw a direct line from when the president started this tariff rhetoric in the price of my soybeans,” Gibbs said at the time, adding that those prices plunged 20 percent. 

“I have to tell you, Mr. President,” he said. “This hurts.” 




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