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Morning Greatness: Trump Hints at Executive Order on Mail Ballots

Good Tuesday morning.

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

  • The president participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 1957 – The Great American Outdoors Act
  • President Trump has lunch with the Secretary of State
  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • 12:00PM Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing

Trump says he might issue executive order on mail ballots

On Monday, President Trump asserted he had the right to issue an executive order about the use of mail-in ballots for the November 2020 election.  “I have the right to do it,” Trump insisted, adding: “We haven’t got there yet, but we’ll see what happens.”

Politico included this nasty little item in their “news” story about Trump’s remarks:

Trump made the assertion during a coronavirus briefing at the White House when pressed by a reporter from OAN, the far-right network that has been a vocal ally of the president, and as part of a broader tirade against mail-in voting amid a push to expand the practice during the coronavirus pandemic.

If only they were so honest about their own coverage.

There are currently stories about problems with mail ballots, including in the third world sh!thole of New York City. Even the liberal death star New York Times covered the mail-in ballot “nightmare.”

Here’s a story about ballots “piled up in apartments and trash cans and in hallways” in Nevada, where they just approved a state-wide mail in election.

If people can assemble without social distancing for the John Lewis funeral/campaign rally or hit the street by the thousands to protest and riot or go to the grocery store then why can’t they go to the polls to vote?

Politico claims the president is trying to “sow doubt about the reliability of mail in-voting and, by extension, the November election” however people know how unreliable the post office is, they’ve been using it for years! We’ll see how this plays out but if Trump signs an order, expect a onslaught of lawsuits.

 

Attention: More bodycam footage from George Floyd arrest is released (WARNING)

 

Riots/Protests/Black Lives Matter/War on Cops:

Black Lives Matter Protesters Swarm Seattle Police Chief’s Home

US firearms purchases skyrocket during pandemic, according to FBI records

July was deadliest month in Chicago history, police superintendent says

Seattle Police Chief Calls On City Council To Stop Protesters From Coming To Officials’ Homes

Multiple NHL Players Kneel During The National Anthem

Arizona sheriff’s ‘Citizens Posse’ allows residents to be deputized

Of course. ‘Grandfathering’ to no longer be used due to ‘racist origins’, says Massachusetts appeal court

 

Coronavirus news:

Man charged with shooting at an employee after being asked to wear a mask in a Pennsylvania cigar shop, police say

Clown. Trump cuts off question by CNN’s Jim Acosta about US coronavirus death rate: ‘Fake News CNN, hold it’

New Jersey will require all students to wear masks while in school

Of course. Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband’s coronavirus death in obit: ‘May Karma find you all’

Trump says he’s considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax

33K laptops meant for Alabama distance learning are stuck in customs, could be held until October

White House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings

New rural hot spots are ICU bed deserts, study finds

Nevada approves plan to mail ballots to all registered voters

Trump claims ‘virus is receding’ one day after Birx says pandemic ‘extraordinarily widespread’

 

Other morsels:

Hilarious: Right-wing media focuses on ‘imaginary controversy’ suggesting Biden won’t debate Trump

New York Times Op-ed: ‘Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates’

Revolutionary Communist Party USA leader endorses Biden, warns followers against ‘protest vote’

Democrats Wage Unfounded Attack on Trump’s State Department

USAID appointee alleges ‘rampant anti-Christian sentiment’ at agency

Census Bureau will finish count earlier than expected, deliver data to Trump

WTF! Long Island goose rescued after being found strapped with explosives

Lifetime unwraps plans for first holiday films centered on LGBTQ romance, Chinese American family

MSNBC producer resigns from network with scathing letter: They block ‘diversity of thought’ and ‘amplify fringe voices’

Twitter could face a $250 million FTC fine for using phone numbers to target ads

Democrats’ ‘War Game’ for Election Includes West Coast Secession, Possible Civil War

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