Last night, President Donald Trump spoke to the nation about his new strategy in Afghanistan. The reviews were somewhat mixed. Some felt he was "wagging the dog" due to a horrendous past week as President, trying to divert attention to the world stage and away from the issue of race, bigotry and Charlottesville. Others felt he finally stepped up to the position. Still, others, particularly Breitbart followers felt he betrayed his campaign promise and is only getting American involved in greater combat and investment of American blood and treasure.
So far, the Congressional delegation’s comments about President Trump’s Afghanistan speech has been somewhat muted, although a North Louisiana Congressman freshman has issued a statement in support.
On the day of the Solar Eclipse cutting across the United States, there’s a lot of gazing into the political skies too.
SCALISE MAKING A COMEBACK
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise participated in a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers today. The topic? Spending bills.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Barbarian, is back in the news. Following Steve Bannon’s walk out the White House front door a Breitbart News’ senior editor-at-large wrote that President Donald Trump risked becoming “Schwarzenegger 2.0.” It was meant to be an insult, but it shouldn’t be because “Schwarzenegger 1.0.” wasn’t such a bad thing, though it started out very oddly, indeed, as part of recall effort of Governor Gray Davis who just, months before, had won a 2nd term.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Trump impeachment, the Russia story has vanished. Despite months of hyperventilating about the President being involved in nefarious “Russian collusion,” no evidence was actually produced. Despite a biased media, a biased special counsel and a legal team selected from the donor roll of the Democratic Party, Donald Trump is still President and still claiming that the whole campaign is a “witch hunt.”
Both President Donald Trump and New Orleans Mitch Landrieu lead their respective armies in the Battles of the Civil War monuments.
With the world focus upon confederate monuments after the violence in Charlottesville and the announcements from various cities related to their respective monuments, the organizations that spearheaded the removal of the New Orleans monuments are announcing a rally this weekend.
In a Facebook and Twitter Live interview yesterday, I asked conservative columnist Quin Hillyer about the complaint I am hearing and reading from mainly pro-Donald Trump supporters—that Trump’s critics and members of the mainstream media would never accept anything Trump said or has done and would criticize him no matter what.
The words Confederate monuments have taken on more of a meaning for the United States, for President Donald Trump and for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Despite the mayor’s recent actions in removing three monuments this spring, a new announcement is giving rise to the prospects that the legal debate over the local issue has not come to an end.
President Donald Trump on Monday finally condemned a white supremacist rally that turned violent on Saturday.