Morning Greatness: Hopes and Dreams for Benghazi Redux Crushed

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has no public events on his schedule.

Media shut down after hopes of another Benghazi crushed

Following the mourners Iranian-backed militia attack on the US embassy in Iraq, media luminary Joy Reid took to Twitter to to share her hopes and dreams that the attack would turn into a Benghazi-style slaughter.  Sadly for Joy, the Trump Administration shut the Iranian terrorists down stat by sending 100 additional U.S. troops and security used tear gas and rubber bullets to protect the compound.

Reid was savaged on Twitter, as she should have been. The Daily Caller has a great list of the smackdowns she received, but the best retort came from Ted Cruz:

Well-played, Senator Cruz.

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Big Pharma raises prescription drug prices on New Year’s Day
Colorado town duped out of $1M in bridge construction scam
Louisiana woman busted with meth stash in container labeled ‘dope’
Three mountain lions killed after being found feeding on human remains
New Year’s Eve sees gun violence across nation, concluding record-high year of mass killings
Donald Trump downplays renewed nuclear threats from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
Pompeo postpones visit to Ukraine amid tension in Baghdad
Torchlight parade in Kyiv honors Nazi-linked nationalist
90,000 Jews gather in celebration of Talmud after anti-Semitic attacks: ‘We will not be intimidated’
Jewish man attacked in NYC by 2 women after trying to record anti-Semitic tirade, report says
Christianity Today editor who called for Trump’s removal is retiring Friday
A transgender character is coming to the Marvel Universe
Jack Sheldon, jazz legend and ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ singer, dies at 88
Israel’s Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution in corruption cases
As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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