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Trump refers to US Virgin Islands’ governor as President – Who Cares?



In a speech on Friday, President Trump referred to the U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp, as President of the Virgin Islands. This is a day after Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country. Many detractors of the President and his administration have jumped on the bash Trump train to ridicule him because he is, in fact, the President of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Others are questioning if President Trump knows that residents of U.S. territories are United States citizens.

In the official White House transcript, the White House indicated the correction from President to Governor, but no statement from the White House has been issued if the President misspoke or simply was ignorant on the matter.

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Trump refers to US Virgin Islands governor as President – CNNPolitics (CNN)President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands’ governor as their President during a speech Friday — even though he is technically their President.

“We are one nation and we all hurt together, we hope together and we heal together,” he said, later adding, “The Virgin Islands and the President of the Virgin Islands, these are people that are incredible people, they suffered gravely and we’re be there, we’re going to be there, we have really, it is not even a question of a choice.”

President Trump Doesn’t Know He’s the President of the U.S. Virgin Islands a speech Friday, Trump said he’d recently “met with the president of the Virgin Islands” to discuss the recent hurricanes that have devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the island.

But Trump could not have spoken to the “president of the Virgin Islands” because, of course, he is the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands, whose residents are U.S. citizens.

“It doesn’t serve our purpose to participate in the national hoopla over whether Donald Trump is making competent comments or not. Just look at the documents that govern the relationship [between the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands], and you can determine how relevant or irrelevant, or advised or ill-advised, his comments were. There’s no president of the United States other than the president of the United States,” Topp adds.

Trump botches reference to ‘president’ of Virgin Islands a day after Rick Perry called Puerto Rico a ‘country’ – The Washington Post And now President Trump has talked about another U.S. territory struck by hurricanes as if it’s a foreign country. He said in a speech at the Values Voters Summit on Friday morning that he met with the “president” of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Trump’s flub comes a day after Rick Perry made a similar error on Puerto Rico.

During a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry mistakenly referred to Puerto Rico as a country while talking about how to repair its energy grid.


Final Thoughts

I want to give President Trump and Energy Sec. Rick Perry the benefit of the doubt as merely having misspoken. People make mistakes, it happens. If you read this article, you will probably find some grammatical error somewhere, and I will probably have to go back and correct that grammatical mistake. It happens, no one is perfect.

I honestly believe when former President Barack Obama said in the 2008 campaign that he had been to 57 states and had one more to go that he misspoke. Having been to 47 states in the continental US and having one more state to go to complete his continental US campaign tour, it is evident that this was a simple gaffe.

The problem that I have with these stories is partisan hacks on both sides use these moments to bash their opponents as incompetent boobs. The fundamental problem with politics and society as a whole is lack of respect for others. We seem to find joy in name calling and ridiculing our opponents.

Now, I find it funny and acceptable to make light-hearted jokes of people’s gaffes. We can laugh at ourselves and other people’s mistakes. Imagine if we didn’t do this in our own lives. I mean, light-hearted jokes about my mistakes and those of my friends are hilarious. If you can’t make fun of your friends, that’s a friendship not worth having.

Politics is a serious game, and the actions take by our leaders have long-lasting consequences. We can vehemently disagree on a host of issues and fight to defeat our opponent’s policies, but we don’t have to engage in personal attack or ridicule them. We can have different views, objects, and goals and fight each other vigorously and at the same time respect each other as fellow Americans and maybe even laugh together as well.

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Snopes downgrades truth about Beto’s arrests to ‘mostly true’ because a meme got his band’s name wrong



Snopes downgrades truth about Betos arrests to mostly true because a meme got his bands name wrong

Fact checkers are all the rage in the age of fake news. Unfortunately, all of the major fact checkers are left leaning at best, downright progressive at worst. That’s why I make it part of my daily routine to check the checkers to see what they spun today. This latest installment is minor in the whole scheme of things, but it highlights the intense need to protect Democrats whenever possible.

Snopes took on the task of fact checking the following statement:

Beto O’Rourke was in a band called the El Paso Pussycats and was arrested at least twice in the 1990s.

This is true. Beto was arrested twice, which makes him an ideal candidate for the party of lawlessness and disorder. But Snopes, in their certified fact checking wisdom, decided to pick the statement about the arrests that included the name of his band. The statement they chose had the wrong name for the band, using their album name instead. This was enough for them to downgrade the statement from “True” to “Mostly True.”

Not a big deal, right? Actually, it’s bigger than one might think. When people search for Beto and look only for things that are true about him, they will not be shown information about his arrests. The site could have picked literally any other claim about the arrests to fact-check, but had to dig deep to find an internet meme from his failed Senatorial bid last year in order to find one with a statement that included something incorrect in it.

Beto ORourke Arrest

You’ll notice they made sure to mention that both charges were dismissed. The circumstances behind the dismissals seemed to do nothing to negate the crimes he actually committed.

This is just another example of the “fact-checker” running cover for a Democrat they like. The meat of the fact, Beto’s arrests, won’t be found on this site as “True” because they were selective in how they wanted to frame this narrative.

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61% of New Yorkers say no to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants



61 of New Yorkers say no to driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

A good majority of New Yorkers oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants despite being a state known for light treatment of those who come or stay in America illegally, according to a new poll by Sienna College.

My Take

It’s insane that this is a thing. I understand the need to take care of people even though they broke our laws, ignored our sovereignty, and desire to subvert our nation’s culture by forcing their own upon all of us, but letting them drive around legally when they’re not legally supposed to be here is ridiculous.

At some point, Americans are going to wake up and realize the laws that have made us so free and safe as a people have been changed to accommodate the rest of the world. When that happens, we will not longer be America.

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Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination?



Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination

An interesting metric to analyze politics is viewing the moneyline. In fact, online bookies are more accurate at predicting major elections than the partisan hack, Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight, who incorrectly guessed every tight Senate race except for the shady Arizona race. But the odd makers spend their time doing their analysis because there is money to be lost if they do poorly. So let’s take a look at one key metric and explore the reasoning as to why.

The lowest tier are the candidates so far out, that they don’t have a moneyline, even when speculated names do. This tier includes Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, and Wayne Messam. Safe to assume that this metric gives these people less of a chance than candidates who have confirmed they aren’t running.

The second lowest tier are the longshots. These candidates range from John Hickenlooper through Corey Booker. These candidates are either not big faces in the Democratic spotlight or are at a serious disadvantage because they have been crowded out of their base. The same could be said about Elizabeth Warren, but she has a devoted core and the potential to make gains when the debates are in full swing.

The next tier are the vultures. Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Amy Klobachar need death to survive, metaphorically speaking. The vultures have their sights on a clear target: Joe Biden. If they can feast on his corpse, they’ll survive. But perhaps its Bernie’s corpse they should be gazing upon instead. In truth, I think Yang is more dark horse than vulture, but both appear dark on the outside.

Alas, we have our favorites. Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, our current frontrunner by this metric. These candidates have the most money, intersectionality points in the case of Harris, ability to win superdelegates as it currently stands, and name recognition. It’s obvious why, at a glance one would rank these names at the top. Under the surface, they also have the most stable base within the Democrat party. Don’t rely too much on polling which will fluctuate like the wind. Kamala Harris could win black vote in the south while the three other white male favorites vie for the northern swathes of the country. And the odds are almost a year out. They too will fluctuate, but I believe the moneyline accurately gives us a picture of our current frontrunners.

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