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This year’s campaign is about choosing candidates who are committed to getting sensible things done vs. rehiring the politicians that signed onto Adam Schiff’s endless investigations. The only bill that passed the House was the USMCA trade agreement. It sat on Speaker Pelosi’s desk for almost a year.

USMCA was used to bribe freshman Democrats into voting for impeachment. Speaker Pelosi was corrupt enough to hold that over their heads until they’d ruined their political careers. But I digress.

Adam Schiff’s mission has been to hurt President Trump. In March, 2017, he told NBC’s Chuck Todd that he had proof that was “more than circumstantial” that proved President Trump conspired with Russia to throw the 2016 election. After Special Counsel Mueller spent $40,000,000 and 22 months investigating Russia’s interference into US elections, Mueller’s team didn’t find proof of Rep. Schiff’s accusations. That isn’t surprising. Schiff appears to be a sociopath.

What proof has been found is proof that Adam Schiff is pathological. This is what Chairman Schiff said:

We’ve been very good to your country, very good. No other country has done as much as we have, but you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here. I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you, though. And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent.”

Here’s the video of Schiff’s opening statement/lie:

There are so many lies in Chairman Schiff’s opening statement that it isn’t worth going through all of them. It’s worth highlighting the fact that President Trump never asked President Zelenskiy to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. It’s also worth noting that Chairman Schiff and other Democrats told the nation that President Trump had a personal favor to ask. The truth is that the transcript said this:

I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.

Adam Schiff is currently the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He’s utterly corrupt. Schiff now says that it was a parody. That’s a lie. The definition of a parody is “a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing.” Schiff just made things up in his attempt to portray President Trump as guilty of extortion. There isn’t a thing in Schiff’s statement that’s accurate. Democrats have been obsessed with investigating President Trump. The legislation they’ve passed is highly partisan garbage that would either hurt our economy or limit our freedoms.

Senate Republicans have confirmed judges that rule on what the Constitution says or what the law says. These judges don’t rule that the law says something that it doesn’t say. Republicans have also tried passing bills that would tighten asylum laws, close immigration loopholes, some of which were created by House Democrats during the Trump shutdown and fix our immigration laws. Republicans are tirelessly working to fix the opioid crisis. Republicans, not Democrats, were the chief authors of criminal justice reform.

Resist activists control the Democrats. What the Resist activists say, Democrats do. The 8 years of Obama showed how that failed. The policies being proposed by today’s Democrats would ruin this fantastic economy while hurting families. No thanks. I want all families to thrive, including rich families. There’s a ton of socialist Democrat candidates running that think we wouldn’t have poverty if we didn’t have billionaires. The leading House socialist is AOC. She hates prosperity. She proved that by chasing Amazon HQ, along with 25,000 high-paying jobs, away from New York. Then she rejoiced about their decision.

She’s the ideological leader of the Democratic Party. Is that the type of leader we want? I prefer a leader who delivers on increasing prosperity, increasing security and strengthens communities. You won’t find that in the Democratic Party. Democrats are about endless investigations. They’re also about thoughtless partisanship.

With impeachment now temporarily out of sight and with the year coming to an end soon, it’s time to look forward at next year’s campaigns. The House Democrats’ impeachment farce has made them the laughingstock of swing district independent voters nationwide. When Speaker Pelosi enticed her freshmen to walk the plank vote to impeach President Trump, she enticed them to sign their political death warrant. This isn’t just about the 30 Democrats serving in Trump-won districts. It’s about Democrats serving in districts that Trump narrowly lost, too.

Somehow, Speaker Pelosi has morphed into a tragic figure, something Republicans didn’t think was possible. Still, that’s what happened when she trusted Adam Schiff’s and AOC’s political instincts more than her own political instincts. One side of her majority couldn’t wait to impeach President Trump. The other side of her majority wanted to legislate.

The bad news for Speaker Pelosi is that the 2 sides compromised and spent their time investigating, then impeaching President Trump. The worse news is that Chairmen Schiff and Nadler impeached President Trump without citing the high crime President Trump had committed. The public hearings in the House Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee were a total disaster for Democrats.

Meanwhile, Democrats in the House Problem Solvers Caucus didn’t produce solutions to any of the pressing issues that need to be addressed. A Problem Solvers Caucus that doesn’t solve problems is essentially worthless. House Republicans will tell voters next fall that the way to get things done is through unified Republican government, with President Trump orchestrating the agenda from the Oval Office.

Republicans have President Trump to support. Further, Republicans have a positive, pro-growth agenda to support. The Democrats have don’t have a figure to rally around or a positive, pro-growth agenda to support. They have to defend Speaker Pelosi’s decision to withhold articles of impeachment from the Senate in an attempt to negotiate with Mitch McConnell.

Apolitical citizens can’t identify with Pelosi-style trickery. They think, rightly, that people who’ve been indicted (impeached) should get their day in court. In fact, the wise men that wrote the Constitution codified that principle into the Constitution. It’s part of the Constitution because they ratified the Sixth Amendment, which states this:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

This isn’t a request. It’s a requirement. Since Speaker Pelosi declared the impeachment inquiry into existence, she’s been talking about the solemnity of this process, the requirement that the Constitution be protected and the need to protect our democracy:

While the Democrats are split on whether they should have travelled down the impeachment path, they’re united in that they won’t avoid the voters’ wrath for ignoring We The People‘s agenda. Democrats will feel the people’s wrath for pursuing the Resistance’s agenda of unlimited investigations and repetitive impeachments:

That Democrats would promote this type of division is the source for the Democrats’ 2020 demise.

In a display of the worst partisanship in Washington, DC in decades, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff are set to lead the Democrats over the impeachment cliff. Nadler gave away the reason why Democrats are impeaching President Trump:

“We cannot rely on an election to solve our problems when the president threatens the very integrity of that election,” Nadler claimed during Wednesday’s session.

Saying that President Trump is a threat to the 2020 election is BS. That’s a statement that Nadler doesn’t have proof for, though it’s a provocative accusation he’s thrown around before. The American people have seen through Nadler’s and Schiff’s nonsense and have started turning on Democrats:

Democrats from districts that supported Trump in 2016, however, have been less enthusiastic. Recent polls have shown declining support for impeachment in key swing states, with two polls released Wednesday indicating that most Americans did not want Trump removed.

Politico reported earlier this week that the numbers were making a “small group” of moderate Democrats, who have held seats in districts where Trump won in 2016, nervous about how to vote. They instead have suggested Trump be censured, which would prevent the GOP from holding a potentially damaging Senate trial and give them political cover in the upcoming election.

To complicate matters for these so-called moderates, if they vote for censuring President Trump, it’s virtually guaranteed that they’ll get primaried by the Justice Democrats, the organization that propelled AOC. Follow this link to read the Justice Democrats’ platform. But I digress.

Over the cliff they go

Republicans, meanwhile, have vociferously opposed the impeachment effort. The committee’s ranking member, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, stated that Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since he took office. He echoed the White House’s argument that the impeachment was politically motivated theater, long in the works and foreshadowed openly by Democrats for months, if not years.

He and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., each argued that unlike previous presidents who have faced impeachment, Trump was not accused of an offense actually defined by law: neither “abuse of power” nor “obstruction of Congress” is a recognized federal or state crime. Those are the two offenses outlined in the articles of impeachment before the committee. (The separate charge of contempt of Congress, according to the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, exempts the president for separation-of-powers reasons.)

In the Nixon articles of impeachment, one of the articles would have been abuse of power. In that instance, though, there were multiple crimes attached to the article of impeachment. It wasn’t some fuzzy accusation like this article will be. Further, the obstruction of Congress article is utterly laughable.

After President Trump asserted various privileges, Nadler and Schiff insisted that this was obstruction of Congress because President Trump insisted that Congress go through the courts to enforce their subpoenas. That is how the system is supposed to work. That’s the remedy envisioned by the men who wrote the Constitution. Alan Dershowitz, who I think of as a consistent constitutionalist, highlights the fatal flaw of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment in this op-ed:

Neither of these proposed articles satisfy the express constitutional criteria for an impeachment, which are limited to “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Neither are high or low crimes or misdemeanors. Neither are mentioned within the Constitution.

Both are so vague and open ended that they could be applied in partisan fashion by a majority of the House against almost any president from the opposing party. Both are precisely what the Framers had rejected at their Constitutional Convention. Both raise the “greatest danger,” in the words of Alexander Hamilton, that the decision to impeach will be based on the “comparative strength of parties,” rather than on “innocence or guilt.”

Nadler and Schiff won’t listen to Prof. Dershowitz so over the cliff they’ll go. Good riddance to these self-destructive Democrats.

This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor to accomplish 2 things. First, he wanted to get Democrats to agree to passing positive legislation like National Defense Authorization Act and ratifying the USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Sen. McConnell’s ‘other’ goal this morning was to shame Democrats, starting with Nancy Pelosi, for their obsession with impeachment.

We want to pass the USMCA and the 176,000 new American jobs it would create. But Speaker Pelosi continues to block it. The far left objects to their passing anything the president likes. We want to pass a conference report for the NDAA, critical legislation for our national defense. Congress has passed a bipartisan NDAA every single year since 1961. But now it’s another casualty of the impeachment obsession. House Democrats steamrolled Republicans in order to pass a wholly partisan bill. I believe this may be the first time ever that either chamber has passed a purely partisan NDAA. Now they’re stalling the conference committee and jeopardizing the whole process.

And we want to pass the defense funding bill that our Democratic colleagues have now filibustered twice, so that our servicemembers and commanders get what they need. Back in the summer, the Republican and Democrat leaders in the House and the Senate all signed onto an agreement with President Trump. A bicameral, bipartisan agreement. Everybody signed it.

We brokered this deal to make sure the appropriations process did not get bogged down with bickering over other policy issues. All sides agreed to keep poison pills out so that government funding could move forward. But just a few months later, our Democratic colleagues are now insisting on the exact kinds of poison pills they foreswore.

Good faith negotiations are in short supply, especially from the Democrats’ side. It’s apparent that that’s the problem since both sides reached an agreement this summer. Senate Republicans have stuck to that agreement. Democrats haven’t.

In short, my friends in Democratic leadership smelled an opportunity to pick a political fight. Our servicemembers need their funding. American workers and small businesses need their new trade deal. Our armed forces need the authorizing legislation that has been a bipartisan slam-dunk every year for almost sixty years.

It’s apparent that Pelosi isn’t interested in bipartisanship. She’s as partisan as Adam Schiff, AOC + 3 or Chuck Schumer. That’s why she needs to get bounced from the Speaker’s office. Pelosi’s Democrats consistently put partisanship over patriotism.

Sen. McConnell is right about this:

We cannot cease all legislation just because Democrats would rather fight with this president. We won’t neglect the business of the American people just because a House committee is holding some public hearing. If they are going to keep plowing ahead with their impeachment obsession, they cannot abdicate their basic governing responsibilities at the same time.

Here’s the video of Sen. McConnell’s speech:

After tonight’s debate, the pundits’ consensus was that, thanks to impeachment, the race would essentially remain a 2-way race between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. After the debate, though, that conventional wisdom appears to have gotten shattered. The oldest candidate in the race suddenly became the most appealing choice to young people:

At least three members of the “Squad” of far-left freshman members of Congress will reportedly endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. Fox News has learned that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will appear with Sanders on Saturday in Queens, N.Y., at a “Bernie’s Back” rally designed to generate excitement for the senator’s campaign following his recent heart procedure. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., will also endorse the candidate, Fox News confirmed.

In addition, CNN reported that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will endorse Sanders as well. It was not immediately clear if Omar and Tlaib will appear at the same Sanders event.

This will be fascinating to watch. First, will this change the trajectory for Elizabeth Warren, who has been climbing since late summer? Next, will this stop Bernie’s recent slide and reposition him firmly amongst the frontrunners? Third, does this essentially end the race for the second-tier candidates?

The endorsements would be a significant blow to the campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who like Sanders has been representing the party’s progressive wing. Word of the endorsements also followed Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Ohio, where Warren was under attack from multiple candidates after rising in the polls in recent weeks.

This is a potentially big moment from the standpoint of attracting young voters. It also denies Sen. Warren a big victory. Bernie can now point to this as proof that the heart attack didn’t stop him from being a force. How many points this will be worth in the next round of polling is unknowable but there’s little doubt that his post-heart attack slide just stopped.

Whether that’ll catapult him in Iowa or New Hampshire remains to be seen, too. What isn’t disputable is whether Saturday’s official endorsement will breathe new life into Bernie’s campaign. It certainly will.

The other thing that this sets up is a situation that tests whether the socialist wing of the Democratic Party is big enough to defeat the not-quite-as-crazy wing of the Democrat Party.

Back on March 27, 2006, I wrote this post. That’s when I coined the phrase Agenda Media. By definition, the Agenda Media is interested in furthering the Democrats’ leftist agenda. The Agenda Media isn’t interested in spreading the truth. If the Agenda Media had a mission statement, I’m betting that it would say that acquiring, then maintaining, power for Democrats is their mission. That’s a shameful mission.

Kim Strassel’s new book, titled Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America is essentially about the Agenda Media. The truth is that the Resist movement couldn’t exist without the Agenda Media’s help. Ms. Strassel writes:

Last week The Washington Post revealed the alarming news that House Democrats were considering having their anonymous “whistleblower” testify from a remote location, and in disguise. Just as shocking as the details of this plan was the justification the Post ladled on this Democratic effort to hide impeachment information from the public.

It explained, high up in the story, that the cloak-and-dagger approach was merely Democrats expressing “distrust of their GOP colleagues, whom they see as fully invested in defending a president who has attacked the whistleblower’s credibility and demanded absolute loyalty from Republicans.”

This year, House Minority Leader McCarthy coined a phrase that said “Democrats hate President Trump more than they love America. That’d sound extreme if you haven’t paid attention to the Democrats’ actions. If you’ve paid attention to the Democrats’ actions, Leader McCarthy’s cliché is legitimate.

It’d be wrong to call Pelosi’s Democrats a domestic terrorist organization but I wouldn’t be that far off. Since President Trump’s election, Democrats have voted virtually unanimously against prosperity and against giving President Trump some political victories. Let’s not forget that every Democrat in DC voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that’s been the heart of this incredible economic performance.

Let’s remember that every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against confirming Justice Kavanaugh. In fact, those Democrats did everything imaginable to destroy Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation and Justice Kavanaugh’s family. It isn’t surprising that every Democrat voted against Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

The Resist Movement is spearheaded by the Agenda Media. The truth is that the Agenda Media is significantly to the left of traditional Democrats. That doesn’t mean that today’s Democrats are moderates. They definitely aren’t. The AOC wing of the Democratic Party is the biggest wing of the Party. They’re also the craziest part of the Party. Check out this interview:

Notice that Leslie Marshall cites polls favoring impeachment rather than defending the secrecy with which House Democrats are conducting their sham impeachment proceedings. Marshall didn’t attempt to defend Pelosi’s or Schiff’s indefensible actions.

That’s changed in the age of Trump. The press has embraced its bias, joined the Resistance and declared its allegiance to one side of a partisan war. It now openly declares those who offer any fair defense of this administration as Trump “enablers.” It writes off those who question the FBI or Department of Justice actions in 2016 as “conspiracy” theorists. It acts as willing scribes for Democrats and former Obama officials; peddles evidence-free accusations; sources stories from people with clear political axes to grind; and closes its eyes to clear evidence of government abuse.

It’s time for truth-loving Republicans and independents to shove the NYTimes, CNN, MSNBC and the Washington Post off a non-literal cliff. They’re propagandists. They aren’t real journalists.

There are some serious fights amongst House Democrats. According to the Intercept, Rep. Cheri Bustos, the chair of the DCCC, “counted as many 111 primaries for her incumbent members, a higher-than-normal number as the Democratic Party struggled with the leftward trajectory of their new coalition, which is less white, more educated and youthful.”

In this article, we are told about incumbent Mike Doyle, who has represented the district since fist winning election in 1994. According to his primary opponent, Jerry Dickinson, Doyle isn’t liberal enough:

Twenty-plus years is a long time in office. Look at the record. Is Doyle liberal enough to lead what is a safe, strongly Democratic district? The answer is no. Think about the safe blue districts all across the United States, whose representatives take on the liberal mantle, who are loud. They are leaders. They stick their neck out on the issues that really, really do matter to liberals. That should be happening here. This is a post-industrial liberal enclave, which actually makes it in a unique position to actually be the leader on all major issues.

The Democrats’ spinmeisters have consistently told us that Democrats could investigate and legislate. Then Democrats like Jessica Tarlov have insisted that there are lots of Democrat moderates. Based on what’s just been reported, there are more AOC progressives than there are ‘Tarlov moderates’.

Republicans are dealing with retirements, most of which are from solid red districts. Will Hurd seems to be the exception to that pattern. If AOC Democrats have gotten into the circular firing squad business, that could help Republicans retake the House.

Because Democrats cried wolf 250 times too many, nobody’s buying the Democrats’ line that the transcript is President Trump’s doomsday:


They especially don’t buy the things that Adam Schiff has said. Why would anyone trust the guy who said that he had evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia. Remember this golden oldie?

That’s when Rep. Schiff, (D-Calif.), had this exchange with Chuck Todd:

SCHIFF: All I can tell you is, reviewing the evidence that I have, I don’t think you can conclude that at all. Far from it.
Chuck Todd: But you admit that all you have right now is a circumstantial case.
Schiff: Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that and I can’t go into the particulars but there is more than circumstantial evidence.
TODD: You have seen direct evidence of collusion?
SCHIFF: I don’t want to go into specifics but I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation…

That proof never materialized. Most of Schiff’s statements turned out to be false. Schiff has been peddling this foolishness since President Trump’s inauguration.

This past Tuesday, Ms. Pelosi said that Democrats were officially launching an impeachment inquiry. That’s BS. Until they take a vote on the House floor, the Democrats’ investigation remains unofficial. That speech was nothing but a PR stunt. The bad news for Democrats is that the particulars aren’t that important to people like AOC, Al Green and Maxine Waters.

They’ll demand an impeachment vote. Pelosi was hoping to save her majority by protecting her vulnerable freshmen with this past Tuesday’s PR stunt. AOC isn’t about playing things safe. She’s a my-way-or-the-highway type. She won’t hesitate in running Ms. Pelosi over.

That’s the definition of the Democrats impeachment dilemma.

It’s safe to say that Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House in name only. This afternoon, Ms. Pelosi all but officially admitted that the woman in charge of running the House is a 29-year-old former bartender. The façade is gone. The results won’t be pretty a year from November. Democrats will get shellacked and then some. When Ms. Pelosi stepped up to the microphone, she announced that the House was starting official impeachment proceedings.

At that point, Ms. Pelosi intentionally lied. Official impeachment proceedings can’t start until there’s a vote on the House floor that authorizes those proceedings. Until Ms. Pelosi subjects those 31 Democrats representing districts that President Trump won by substantial margins to voting for starting impeachment hearings, from a legal standpoint, nothing has changed. We still don’t have an official impeachment proceeding.

From a PR standpoint, it’s a big deal because the Speaker-in-name-only has said the magic I-word. That’s a big deal to her out-of-control Far Left Wing but it won’t be enough once they realize this was Ms. Pelosi’s last-ditch attempt to save her Speakership. Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement that highlights what Pelosi’s announcement means. Here’s the key paragraph:

“Speaker Pelosi’s much-publicized efforts to restrain her far-left conference have finally crumbled. House Democrats cannot help themselves. Instead of working together across party lines on legislation to help American families and strengthen our nation, they will descend even deeper into their obsession with relitigating 2016.

By semi-starting the impeachment proceedings Tuesday, Pelosi has guaranteed to give the House Chairmanship gavels back to the Republicans in January, 2021. Here’s Pelosi’s speech:

Despite what she said, impeachment doesn’t start until there’s a vote of the whole House authorizing an impeachment investigation. Ms. Pelosi hasn’t (and won’t) do that unless her back’s against the wall. That might well happen now that AOC has taken over the House Democrat Caucus.

While campaigning, then-Candidate Trump would say that Americans would get tired of all the winning if they elected him. As the 2020 election nears, Victor Davis Hanson has written this article that’s appropriately titled “Trumped Out?” I’m not. Give me 4 more years of this. I’m loving it.

Hanson is apparently loving it, too:

The August jobs report “unexpectedly” reminds us that never have so many Americans been at work. The 3.7 percent unemployment rate continues to be the lowest peacetime unemployment figure in 50 years. Black and Hispanic unemployment remain at record lows. Workers’ wages continue to rise. Talk of recession is belied by low interest, low inflation, low unemployment and a strong stock market. The result is that millions of Americans enjoy far better lives than they had in 2016.

If President Trump isn’t re-elected, what will happen? Here’s Hanson’s opinion into that:

When we look to alternatives, all we seem to hear is multi-trillion-dollar hare-brained schemes from radical progressives and socialists masquerading as Democrats at a time of record national debt. The Green New Deal, Medicare for All, free healthcare for illegal aliens, reparations, the abolition of $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and free tuition for all—are the stuff of fantasies and either would have to be repudiated by any of the Democratic nominees who actually was elected, or would destroy an already indebted nation.

That doesn’t sound attractive. That’s what would likely happen with a Democrat president. Democrats control the House. The woman who really runs the House is so radical that she thinks this isn’t radical enough. I’m not talking about Nancy Pelosi. I’m talking about AOC. This is what awaits us if AOC ever assumes total control:

But these are not normal times. There is (for now) no longer a Democratic Party. Instead, it is a revolutionary Jacobin movement that believes socialism is our salvation, that identity politics is our creed, that gun confiscation is our duty, that the abrupt end of fossil fuels is coming very soon, that open borders is our new demography, and that the archetypical unmarried, childless, urban hipster is our model woke citizen.

Over my dead body. President Trump has had quite the effect on otherwise timid Republicans. Check out the ‘Trump effect’ on Lindsey Graham:

It’s important that traditional-thinking people decimate today’s AOC Democrats. They’re despicable. They’re the antithesis of fair-minded. Today’s AOC Democrats don’t see the United States as the greatest protector of human rights or civil rights. Check out what Robert Francis O’Rourke thinks of your right to protect your family:

Prof. Hanson is a historian by trade. When he makes statements about history, I pay attention. That’s why I paid attention to this statement:

I cannot remember a moment in U.S. history when a presidential candidate conspired with the intelligence community of the lame-duck administration of the same party to destroy a presidential rival.

Robert Mueller forever discredited the idea of a special counsel, given his unprofessionalism, bias, and apparent incompetence that ate up 22 months of the Trump presidency. Even in the crude post-1960s, we have never seen anything like the current assassination rhetoric of Hollywood celebrities and the boasts of doing bodily harm to the president by his political opponents.

That’s what AOC’s Democratic Party is about. They’re mostly interested in trampling anyone, whether it’s a Republican, a Democrat who isn’t sufficiently woke or an apolitical person, who doesn’t march in lockstep with them. I don’t agree with each of President Trump’s tweets. I certainly disagreed with his idea of bringing the Taliban to Camp David. But I’ve literally thanked God that he’s our president. I thank God because he’s a fighter. As Prof. Hanson said, “After all that, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.”