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Video: Trump Responds To ‘Outrageous’ Biden Claims During ‘Ridiculous’ First Presser

Biden claimed that he won’t ‘leave children starving on the border like Trump did’

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President Trump responded to claims made against him by Joe Biden during the latter’s first press conference in two months, calling the entire sorry spectacle ‘ridiculous’.

Biden bumbled through the event, often losing his train of thought even though he had a binder full of prepared answers and pictures to help him identify the reporters. He even randomly wandered away from the microphone at points.

Appearing on Fox News, Trump said “The whole thing was ridiculous. You know it and so do I.”

He noted that every question was a softball, calling it “a different world,” from when he was president, also noting “I noticed [Fox News’] Peter Doocy didn’t get to ask a question today. And there can be no difficult questions, and [White House aides] are ready to rip the microphone away if somebody did get a little bit testy.”

At one point when asked about the border crisis, Biden claimed “When an unaccompanied child ends up at the border, we [aren’t] going to let them starve to death and stay on the other side — No previous administration did that either, except Trump. I’m not going to do it.”

President Trump responded, emphasising “First of all, it’s just the opposite. By the time we finished what we were doing [on the border], very few people were coming up because they knew they weren’t going to get through. We stopped ‘catch and release’ — which was a disaster.”

“The very biggest thing was, we had the Remain In Mexico policy, and that means that we wouldn’t allow people to wait in our country until they were totally checked out, which most of them didn’t get checked out, and they would go back to their own country,” Trump added.

“If young kids were with parents, but a lot of times, they weren’t, and we would take care of them, but … what they are doing now is outrageous. And they should finish the wall,” Trump added.

As we have covered, there are now upwards of 15,000 children being held in squalid conditions on the border, with over 100,000 more expected to arrive over the course of the year.

Trump noted that “at the southern border, [Democrats] are destroying our country,” adding that Biden is an “absolute embarrassment”.

Trump also pointed to the communist Chinese delegation laughing in the faces of Biden’s foreign policy team last week when human rights abuses were brought into the conversation.

Trump said the US delegation “should have walked out,” adding “Nobody ever talked to my group that way… If they did, I would have doubled up the tariffs — which, frankly, were something we probably should have done, anyway.”

“I took in billions and billions of dollars from China. We were bringing businesses back. It was really going well. And China respected us. They never spoke to us the way they spoke [to Biden’s team],” Trump further declared.

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Nobody Cares: Trump Approval Rating Remains Stable Despite Multiple Investigations

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Despite the best efforts of the January 6th committee and Biden’s ‘weaponized‘ DOJ (which took 18 months to stage a public raid on the former President’s home), Americans just don’t care.

According to the most recent New York Times/Siena College poll – voters held nearly identical views from those earlier in the summer when it comes to a favorable view of Trump, whether they think he committed serious federal crimes, and who they would support in a potential 2024 Trump-Biden rematch.

Also worth noting that the Times poll sampled 49% Biden voters and 42% Trump voters, weighted towards younger Democrats and older Republicans.

Overall, 44 percent of voters viewed Mr. Trump favorably, and 53 percent viewed him unfavorably. The recent poll was fielded early this month, after news of the Justice Department’s inquiry into Mr. Trump’s handling of confidential documents but before the New York attorney general announced she was suing Mr. Trump and his family business.

That level of Trump support has effectively been unchanged since the last Times/Siena poll, which was fielded in July amid televised hearings by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. It was also fundamentally similar to levels of support Times/Siena polls and other surveys found in recent years. –NYT

Approximately half of voters said they thought Trump had committed serious federal crimes, while 38% said they thought he hadn’t – which was essentially identical to similar responses from July.

The Times also acknowledges that Trump supporters’ loyalty towards the former president “has long been clear in his favorability ratings, which remained stable throughout his time in office, even during moments of peak turmoil, such as his first impeachment trial.”

Many of Mr. Trump’s signature policy proposals have remained fairly popular among the public, the September poll found. Half of all respondents favored a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, including more than 15 percent of those who said they would vote for Mr. Biden in 2024. And a majority said they agreed more with the Republican Party than with the Democratic Party when it came to illegal immigration. -NYT

Meanwhile, the poll also found that 49% of registered voters think Democrats “have gone too far in pushing a ‘woke’ ideology on issues related to race and gender,” while 34% think Democrats have not gone far enough in exposing “racism and sexism.”

This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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DOJ Denied Access To Trump Raid Docs After Judge Appoints Special Master

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A special master has been appointed to act as a firewall between the Justice Department and materials seized during an Aug. 8 raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida.

In a pair of Thursday orders from federal district Judge Aileen Cannon, the DOJ’s motion to access a subset of classified records stored on the Trump property was denied, and a recently retired judge that both the DOJ and Trump’s team agreed on – recently retired Judge Raymond Dearie – will serve as special master.

Pdf source, Highlights via The Last Refuge

Raymond has until Nov. 30, 2022 to complete his review.

Cannon struck down the DOJ’s request for a partial stay of an earlier motion on accessing the seized materials, after lawyers for the government argued that they should be able to review over 100 classified documents taken during the raid – as they are not covered by any claims of personal property or executive privilege.

That said, Cannon sided with a DOJ request for Trump to pay the full cost associated with a special master.

If the court were willing to accept the government’s representations that select portions of the seized materials are—without exception—government property not subject to any privileges, and did not think a special master would serve a meaningful purpose, the court would have denied plaintiff’s special master request,” wrote Cannon. “The court does not find it appropriate to accept the government’s conclusions on these important and disputed issues without further review by a neutral third party in an expedited and orderly fashion.”

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Trump Slams “Weaponized Police State” After Feds Seize Mike Lindell’s Phone

“Our country is a laughing stock.”

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Donald Trump slammed the “weaponized police state” after the FBI seized a phone belonging to pillow salesman Mike Lindell as part of a witch hunt against Trump’s allies.

Lindell said he was at a Hardees in Minnesota when “cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us and behind us, and I said ‘they’re either bad guys or the FBI.'”

The entrepreneur said the feds seized his phone on the pretext of him being a witness in the Tina Peters case.

“But I’m not a witness, they just want my phone,” he asserted.

Donald Trump responded to the development on Truth Social by claiming the phone seizure was part of a broader witch hunt.

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“Breaking News: Mike Lindell, “THE Pillow Guy,” was just raided by the FBI. We are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all. Our Country is a laughing stock all over the World. The majesty of the United States is gone. Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA!” wrote Trump.

The seizure occurred amidst a wave of FBI subpoenas targeting Trump allies as part of their investigation into claims that the 2020 election was rigged and the January 6 Capitol riot.

“Interesting how the Biden DOJ waited more than 18 months – right before midterms – to initiate legal action against Trumpworld. And Biden said he wouldn’t weaponize the Justice Department,” notes Zero Hedge.

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