Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee (RNC), and their authorized joint fundraising committees today announced that combined they raised over $266 million in the record-setting second quarter of 2020. In June alone, the Trump and RNC committees raised a record $131 million. The massive amount raised in June eclipses the total raised in any single month of 2016.
The staggering second quarter haul is over $111 million more than the first quarter of 2020, a 71 percent increase, highlighting the incredible enthusiasm Americans have for President Trump and Republicans across the country. In June, the Trump campaign, RNC, and joint committees took in an average of $4.3 million per day, driven by a record setting single day online figure of $14 million on the President’s birthday.
The joint Trump re-election effort continues to be in an incredibly strong financial position, with over $947 million raised over the past two years, and over $295 million cash on hand, dwarfing that of Joe Biden and the Democrats, continuing to increase a vast cash-on-hand advantage.
But more than that, in a state with the highest percentage of Black Americans in the U.S., the flag had come to symbolize white Mississippians’ refusal to cede any real political, social or economic power.
The Mississippi Legislature adopted the current flag in 1894, nearly 30 years after the Civil War, and just four years after the state revised its Constitution to include Jim Crow laws mandating segregated schools and poll taxes and literacy tests as prerequisites for voting. These restrictions were so effective that when the 1965 Voting Rights Act went into law, only a small fraction of the state’s Black population was registered to vote. The 1894 flag was thus a visual representation of a Constitution that codified the “redemption” of the state from federal reconstruction. The flag adoption also coincided with the heyday of racial violence in Mississippi when white mobs lynched dozens of African Americans each year.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was briefed on unverified intelligence that Russia was offering the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan – yet did nothing with that information, according to The Federalist.
Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, was a key player in the attempt to remove Trump from office – first claiming he had evidence of collusion with Russia, before pivoting to the Ukraine saga where he spearheaded the House’s impeachment of Trump over his request that Ukraine’s new president investigate Joe and Hunter Biden over allegations of corruption.
And yet, somehow Schiff failed to weaponize the ‘Taliban bounty’ story for months after his staff was briefed on the rumor during a February congressional delegation (CODEL) trip to Afghanistan.
A North Carolina professor has retired after the University of North Carolina-Wilmington publicly condemned his tweets criticizing coronavirus lockdowns and disparaging “women’s studies” programs as “non essential.”
UNC-Wilmington students and professors rallied against criminology and sociology professor Mike Adams, calling for him to be fired after several of Adams’ social media posts were condemned by the school as “vile and inexcusable.”
“We can confirm we are very carefully and assertively reviewing our options in terms of how to proceed. We are not able to comment further at this time, as this is a personnel matter,” the university told CNN before announcing on June 29 that “after a discussion with Chancellor Sartarelli, Dr. Adams has decided to retire from UNCW.”
Mexican officials are trying to identify the gunmen who attacked a drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding seven others in the town of Irapuato.
Pedro Cortes, secretary of public security in Irapuato, told the French News Agency (AFP), the suspects forced the victims to the ground and opened fire before fleeing in a red vehicle.
Cortes said the victims were in an unregistered annex of the rehabilitation center, where street level drug dealers are known to seek shelter from drug gangs.
In response to the attack, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his government would not allow the country “to fall into anarchy and disorder.”
The US House Armed Services Committee voted for the amendment to the annual defence policy bill that envisages stripping Confederate names off of military bases and other property within one year.
The amendment, offered by Representatives Anthony Brown and Don Bacon, was approved 32-23. The latter, along with Rep. Paul Mitchell, crossed the party line to support it.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump tweeted that would veto the defence authorisation bill if it contains an amendment calling for changing the Confederate-related names of US military bases.
Commenting on the voting results, Brown said that the changes are supported by “vast majority of Americans” and are being made because “the history and cause of the Confederacy is centered on slavery and oppression”.
But presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden charged just a couple of hours later: “Trump wants to declare this health crisis over and unemployment solved. Unfortunately, he’s deadly wrong on both fronts.”
As the coronavirus swept the nation in March, most Americans were forced to huddle in their homes to prevent the spread of the disease. The outbreak sparked a massive economic downturn, with more than 40 million people filing first-time unemployment claims, surging the jobless rate to levels not seen since the Great Depression nearly a century ago.
The president touted the “historic numbers” in the Thursday’s jobs report, which saw the nation’s unemployment level drop to 11.1 percent in June – as employers added 4.8 million jobs. Nearly 8 million jobs have been restored over the past two months.
“I’d like to just announce the spectacular news for American workers and for American families and our country as whole,” Trump started.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson eviscerated the weak Republican Party establishment for not working hard enough for the American people, especially during this unique time of crisis in America when party leadership is necessary.
In his Tuesday monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson all but declared war on the RINOs and spineless Republicans lacking fortitude to take on the far-left cancel culture mob, and insisted that voters must vote for Republicans who actually protect them.
“The fact is, the Republican Party is the only institution still open to the rest of us — to Americans who want to live as they did just fifteen years ago: quietly, productively, without being harassed and harangued by self-righteous lunatics who mean them harm,” Carlson said. “If you want to be left alone to do your job and raise your family in America, you are going to need a protector. For that, we’ll need a very different kind of Republican Party.”