Trump Doubles Down on Baseless Caravan Claim at Rally: ‘Very Bad People’ Are Coming, It’s an ‘Assault On Our Country’

As President Donald Trump ginned up support for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday night, he once again slammed Democrats over immigration policy and the migrant caravan approaching the U.S. southern border. Trump didn’t bring up his dubious claim today that “unknown Middle Easterners” are mixing in with the refugees, but instead said “I think the Democrats had something to do with [the migrants].”
“Now they are saying, I think we made a big mistake. People are seeing how bad it is. How pathetic it. How bad our laws are. They made a big mistake…That is an assault on our country. In that caravan you have some very bad people. You have some very bad people. We can’t let that happen to our country, and it’s not.”

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WATCH: Trump Calls One-Time Bitter Rival Cruz ‘A Really Good Friend of Mine’

President Donald Trump lauded his one-time election rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a rally in Houston, TX on Monday night. Speaking before a fired up crowd at Houston’s Toyota Center, the President lauded Cruz — who is currently mired in hotly-contested battle with Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) for his seat. “In just 15 days the people of Texas are going to re-elect a man who has become a really good friend of mine,” Trump said — promptly adding, “You know we had our little difficulties. But, actually, if you remember, at the beginning, it was a love fest.” The president conceded “it got nasty” between the two. But then said, “I’ll tell you what, nobody has helped me more with your tax cuts, with your regulations, with all of the things that we’re doing including military and our vets than senator Ted Cruz. Nobody.” Watch above, via Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Calls One-Time Bitter Rival Cruz ‘A Really Good Friend of Mine’"

Ari Melber Chides Ted Cruz Ahead of Trump Rally By Invoking Rap Beef: As if Drake and Pusha-T Made an Album

Noted hip hop fan and MSNBC host Ari Melber invoked a high-profile rap beef to chide Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for welcoming President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in Texas despite their heated 2016 campaign battle. During Monday night’s edition of The Beat, Melber knocked Cruz for accepting Trump’s support in his midterm fight with Rep. Beto O’Rourke (R-TX). “Critics say tonight’s rally reveals at least two things about Cruz,” Melber said. “Politically, he’s in trouble with a close race with Democrat Beto O’Rourke. And personally, his response to Trump’s attacks is to give in rather than hold his ground. That’s bigger than politics. It goes to your life ethic. “Now some claim there are no rules in these kinds of battles. Other people say there are lines that you cannot cross, that can’t be forgiven — like family. That issue in the Trump-Cruz beef was also the Continue reading "Ari Melber Chides Ted Cruz Ahead of Trump Rally By Invoking Rap Beef: As if Drake and Pusha-T Made an Album"

Trump: Khashoggi Killing Was ‘Foolish and Stupid,’ a ‘Plot Gone Awry’

President Donald Trump sat down for another interview today, this time with USA Today, and with a heavy focus on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Earlier today, the President said he’s not satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanation, which you’ll remember is that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate after a fight broke out. There’s new reporting today suggesting there was some kind of “body double” in Khashoggi’s clothes after he was killed in the consulate, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to speak on the matter tomorrow. Trump told USA Today that he considers the killing a “plot gone awry”:
Trump said he had talked on the phone with both Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and that more details about what happened inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey would be known within a day or two. “He says he is Continue reading "Trump: Khashoggi Killing Was ‘Foolish and Stupid,’ a ‘Plot Gone Awry’"

Obama: No, Michelle’s Not Running for President, ‘But She Is Out There Telling You to Vote’

During his rally in Nevada today, former President Barack Obama took a moment to acknowledge an undercurrent of enthusiasm for a potential 2020 challenger to President Donald Trump. Obama repeatedly emphasized the need for people––especially young people––to get out and vote in the midterms, saying it will be the best chance they have to send a message about the craziness of the last two years. He said people come up to him asking him “What are we going to do?” and some even ask, “What about Michelle?” After cheering from the audience, Obama said, “Michelle––she’s not running for President. But she is out there telling you to vote. Because the antidote to government but the powerful few is government by the organized, energized many.” The former first lady has said in the past she has basically zero interest in running. Watch above, via C-SPAN. [image via screengrab]

WATCH LIVE: Trump Holds Rally for Ted Cruz in Texas Ahead of Midterm Elections

President Donald Trump will be in Houston, TX tonight to rally on behalf of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of the midterm elections. The speech is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Trump is hoping to give Cruz a boost in his election race against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). But with the president’s freewheeling style and history with Cruz, there’s no telling what could happen. Trump spoke to White House reporters earlier today and insisted that he and Cruz are on good terms despite the bruising contest the two ran against each other in 2016. Trump said that he calls Cruz “Beautiful Ted” now – a departure from his old “Lyin’ Ted” insult – though he isn’t taking back any of the other harsh attacks he used in the race for the White House. Most notably, Trump said he doesn’t regret his groundless claim that Cruz’s father was Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: Trump Holds Rally for Ted Cruz in Texas Ahead of Midterm Elections"

Obama Mocks Trump for Constantly ‘Making Stuff Up’: ‘I Believe in a Fact-Based Reality’

Former president Barack Obama held a rally in Nevada on Monday to gin up support for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. During his speech, the Obama took multiple shots at Donald Trump and his administration for their non-adherence to facts. Obama went through several of his calls to encourage people to vote, calling the upcoming elections “the chance to restore some sanity to our politics.” As he warned about what could happen if Republicans maintain their hold on Congress for the next two years, Obama eventually launched into a tangent where – even though he didn’t say Trump’s name – he seemed to implicitly mock the president for shaping his own reality without regard for what’s actually true.
“This is a fact….unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in fact. All right? I believe in a fact-based reality. And, a fact-based politics. I don’t Continue reading "Obama Mocks Trump for Constantly ‘Making Stuff Up’: ‘I Believe in a Fact-Based Reality’"