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Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

by Kristina Wong

A group of lawmakers is planning to request a congressional investigation of a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya approved by the Obama administration on its last day in office.
The sale, approved by the State Department and privately notified to Congress on January 19, would allow Kenya to buy 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist group al-Shabaab.

The deal was publicly announced the Monday after Trump’s inauguration.

A handful of lawmakers, led by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), are questioning why the contract to produce the planes was awarded to major defense firm L3 Technologies — which has never produced such a plane — while a smaller, disabled veteran-owned company in North Carolina that already make those planes at a lower cost was not considered.

The Mooresville, N.C. company, IOMAX USA Inc., costed out 14 planes at $237 million dollars, according to a Budd aide.

“It looks like politics,” Budd said in a phone interview with Breitbart News on Monday. “Why are they sending it to someone that’s produced zero, for twice the price? This is inappropriate.”

Later this week, Budd and several other GOP congressmen are planning to request the non-partisan investigation.

It is not just Republicans puzzled by the matter. Georgia Democrat Sanford Bishop will join Republicans in signing a letter being sent to the Kenyan ambassador to the U.S. on Tuesday.

The letter, obtained first by Breitbart News, says, “We believe Kenya would benefit by exploring its options in regard to this acquisition.”

“We ask that the Government of Kenya take these facts, in particular the prospect of an ongoing congressional investigation of this sale, under consideration as it decides whether or not to proceed with this arms purchase,” says the letter.

The request for an investigation comes after the lawmakers have unsuccessfully tried to figure out how the New York-based L3 received the “sole-source” primary contract, which means there is only one known source for the equipment requested, or only one single supplier that can fulfill the requirements.

IOMAX was unaware of the contract until the State Department, which approves all foreign military sales, publicly announced it on Jan. 23, the Monday after Trump was sworn in.

Typically, with a foreign military sale, an ally would notify and work with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a Pentagon agency, to request weapons.

DSCA would then work with the nation to specify requirements and write a Letter of Request for the weapons. The letter would be sent to an “implementing agency.” After price and other details are worked out, the Pentagon would issue a recommendation, and the State Department would approve or disapprove the sale. The DSCA would receive about a four percent cut of the total sale.

Lawmakers suspect, though have no evidence, that in this case, the implementing agency — an Air Force acquisition office, known as the “Big Safari” at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, steered the contract to L3.

The Air Force directed all inquiries to DSCA and the State Department, which is in charge of the process.

A State Department official, in emails obtained by Breitbart News, said in justifying L3’s selection that the Kenyan Ministry of Defense “conducted extensive market research.” At the same time, the official said the State Department did not possess that research. An Air Force official also said in an email that it was not provided the market research.

Lawmakers question whether Kenya did its own extensive research. The aide said Kenya initially requested MOOG, an ordnance company, to produce the planes, according an Air Force response to congressional inquiries.

That request somehow got “clarified” to L3, who will modify the requested Air Tractor planes into weaponized versions.

“We believe that the Air Force likely did something that had MOOG get replaced with L3,” the aide said.

The aide said it doesn’t make sense, especially since IOMAX first began producing the weaponized planes in 2009 and has dropped more than 2,000 bombs on al-Shabaab already.

IOMAX had used the Air Tractor airframe in its earlier versions, but switched to Thrush, based in Albany, Georgia. It currently has almost 50 of the planes in service, including in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan, the aide said.

The planes were first designed after the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment requested them for Yemen, the aide said. IOMAX’s founder, Ron Howard, is a retired Army aviator with the unit. He founded the company with his son in 2001.

Budd said he is looking out for jobs in North Carolina. IOMAX, which takes in about $1 billion a year in sales compared to L3’s $10 billion, has 115 employees in his district, with 49 percent of them veterans who make an average of $115,000 a year — many of them special operations forces veterans.

“Our first interest is to look out for jobs in the district. These are guys who are cutting sheet metal and doing rivets at the same time as those who are installing weaponized system…It’s a whole work force down there,” Budd said. “It’s infuriating that they’d be cut out of a deal like this.”

“They have to earn this deal on their own,” he added. “We can’t get the deal for them. But we want them to have a fair shot at it…They shouldn’t catch the brunt of politics.”

The L3 contract would primarily benefit its Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas. An L3 spokesman did not respond to a phone call asking for comment.

Budd said the current deal is not a good one for the Kenyans either. He met with the Kenyan Deputy Chief of Mission last Monday, who was allegedly “flabbergasted” they were potentially paying almost $200 million more than necessary.

“We’ve had several Kenyans reach out and thank us,” he said.

Several Kenyan analysts also questioned the sale on Twitter, with the accompanying hashtag #KDFWeaponsScam. KDF is short for Kenyan Defense Force.

We could have bought 5 of these Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys at the $418 million expenditure #KDFWeaponsScam pic.twitter.com/2XXdS9g7VT

— The Muthoka® (@MuthokaTito) February 17, 2017

Although the 30-day notification period for Congress before a foreign military sale can go forth ended Sunday, lawmakers can still halt the sale by passing a resolution of disapproval.

Budd also introduced a joint resolution in the House earlier this month to halt the sale. If the resolution is adopted, it would be the first time Congress has voted to block a foreign arms deal since 1986.

Co-sponsors of the resolution include Reps. Meadows, Jones, Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), and Gary Palmer (R-AL).

George Soros: A Seditious Movement

 

Billionaire George Soros appears to be headed for a super-villain role in the attacks on the Trump administration. If there is any doubt about his evil intentions, just follow the money. Look at the organizations that he is funding. Put it all together and you see the goal: the collapse of the American Republic. Read about the Cloward-Piven Strategy and see what you think.

As Written By Shari Goodman for American Thinker:

The Oxford Dictionary defines mutiny as “an open rebellion against the proper authorities.” It is synonymous with “revolt and riot.” For the last few decades George Soros and his Open Society Institute have organized and financed a seditious movement to destroy our Constitutional Republic and monetary system. Their mission appears to be to replace it with a One World borderless government under the jurisdiction of the United Nations.

Soros, a native of Hungary, made his multibillion-dollar fortune by manipulating currencies. Devoid of a moral conscience, he dumped 10 billion sterling, which broke the Bank of England and led to a British financial crisis. It forced the devaluation of their currency while gaining for himself a billion dollar profit. Through his trading activities in Malaysia, he brought down that nation’s currency and in Thailand he is viewed as an “economic war criminal.” He has openly stated that he sees himself as a messianic figure that fancies himself as some kind of god while making his fortune betting on the collapse of national economies and currencies.

Employing the Cloward-Piven Strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis, Soros seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands and grievances; thus, pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two radical socialist Columbia University professors inspired by Saul Alinsky’s revolutionary blended concepts of bringing down a U.S. government.

Similar to Alinsky, Cloward and Piven encouraged demonstrations, protests, and riots as a means to generate public attention and wreck institutional havoc. Their goal was to force the collapse of their target.

Likewise, Soros appears to be using their concepts by employing the following steps to achieve his goal.

Step One: Form a shadow government using humanitarian aid as cover.
Step Two: Control the airwaves. Feed propaganda into existing radio and TV outlets and move public opinion.

Step Three: Destabilize the state, weaken the government and build anti

government hostility in the country. Exploit an economic crisis or take advantage of an existing crisis — pressure from the top and the bottom. This will allow you to weaken the government and build anti-government public sentiment.

Step Four: Sow unrest. Protests. Violence. Hate.

Step Five: Provoke an election crisis. You wait for an election and during the election, you cry voter fraud.

Step Six: Take power. You stage massive demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, general strikes, and you encourage activism. You promote voter fraud and tell followers what to do through your radio and television stations. Incitement and violence are conducted at this stage.

Step Seven: Outlast your opponent.

Currently Soros is actively working behind the scenes to collapse the United States and all seven steps are now in play. His hedge fund, Soros Fund Management, is betting on the collapse of Capitalism. They are moving their assets to gold and to the emerging economies. While openly professing that he favors an “orderly decline of the dollar” he has given away billions to 187 organizations dedicated to destroying the United States from within. These organizations favor open borders, amnesty, Muslim immigration, Marxism and Socialism. The ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Media Matters, and La Raza are just a few of the organizations he employs in his war effort.

Soros gave millions to the organizers of the Women’s March against President Trump and he is behind the lawfare currently used against President Trump’s Executive Order for a temporary ban on immigration from seven countries known to be hotbeds of terrorism. Instead of focusing his efforts on securing American lives, Soros is the financier of what the Left have dubbed as a “resistance movement.” Resistance movements are common in Third World tyrannical regimes but are unheard of in a democratic Constitutional Republic. In effect, they are resisting the will of the people who democratically elected President Trump. They are forming their own shadow government with the financial backing of George Soros and the leadership of Obama (who took the unusual step of staying in D.C. and has his own mass organization, OFA, Organizing for Action) and Hillary Clinton. Tim Kaine, a step away from becoming our Vice President, brazenly encouraged lawlessness when he publicly called for violence against President Trump supporters.

Thus, at the beginning of the 21st century we find ourselves on the brink of a violent second civil war where universities are no longer bastions of free speech, Trump supporters are routinely accosted, lawfare is now a weapon used against President Trump’s policies, and economic boycotts against the Trump brand are now promoted. Although President Trump won the electoral college, our normal historical transition of power continues to be denied to him by a George Soros-led mutiny of obstruction and destruction.

Many Americans are fed up and are asking why the Seditious Conspiracy law, which was first enacted during the Civil War, is no longer applied. It was first used by our federal government to criminalize plots to levy war against the United States by Confederate sympathizers, and it successfully ended their acts of aggression and riots. Though this law is still in existence it is rarely used, but as the threat to our democracy increases from a lawless segment of our population and from an organized seditious plot to overthrow our form of government, many are seeking its application.

Andrew McCarthy in a recent National Review column suggested the notion of invoking the Seditious Conspiracy law for the rioters in Berkeley; however, I would go one step further. Hiding behind each rioter is the face of George Soros, the man whose billions have aided and abetted the overthrow of the United States as we know it. Justice demands a federal investigation and the welfare of our Republic depends on it.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/a_george_sorosled_mutiny.html#ixzz4ZM6rtINW
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‘HELPLESS’ LITTLE MUSLIM WOMAN Ask A Cop For Help, Then REACHES IN HER BAG A PULLS OUT …

I HAVE A HARD TIME COMPREHENDING THE LEVEL OF BRAINWASHING IT TAKES FOR SOMEONE TO STAY IN A CULTURE THAT TREATS YOU LIKE A PIECE OF PROPERTY AND USES YOU AS CANNON FODDER IN BRUTAL ATTACKS LIKE THIS ONE … IF THE DEEP STATE GETS THEIR WAY, THIS IS WHAT IS COMING TO AMERICA …

Liberals want us to believe Muslims are a peaceful people… but we know that is not true. The heart of their religion is rooted in hate and violence.

All you need to do to realize this is watch this “sweet” Muslim girl asking a police officer for help, only to pull out a knife and begin to stab him…

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This is not the first time we have seen attacks such as this take place.

Just last week we found a very similar video, where a girl was at a bus station and wielded a knife against some soldiers, only to be shot down.

There are now reports of propaganda videos telling young children how to “stab a Jew.” Do a quick search on YouTube and you will see dozens of videos like this.

It is now at the point where you simply cannot trust any Muslim because you have no idea how they are going to respond.

Are they sincere and peaceful or are they just setting you up for a heartless attack so they can rid the earth of one more infidel? READ MORE @ Angry Patriot Movement OR WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW …

 

 

 

THIS DIRTY RHINO

PRESIDENT TRUMP CONDEMNS ANTI-SEMITISM AS ANTI-SEMITE LEADS RACE TO HEAD DEMS

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

President Donald J. Trump condemned anti-Semitism, including the slew of bomb threats phoned in to Jewish community centers. “Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s going stop and it has to stop,”

“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful, and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” the president said.

The perpetrators of the threats remain unknown, but a certain quality of trolling has been attributed to them. Meanwhile Democrat officials appeared on stage with Farrakhan as he denounced the Jews.

A Michigan state senator and the president of the Detroit City Council attended the annual convention of the Nation of Islam, a black supremacist group headed by notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan, who once called Hitler a “very great man,” railed against Jews and called for a separate black nation in his speech at the convention on Sunday.

State Sen. Bert Johnson and Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones were among those on stage with Farrakhan during his speech, according to the Detroit Free Press. Jones served as a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

Meanwhile former Nation of Islam member Keith X. Ellison, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, remains the leading candidate to head the DNC. Despite his own history of anti-Semitism.

The Minnesota Daily opinion editor, Michael Olenick, described Ellison’s writing as “a genuine threat to the long-term safety and well-being of the Jewish people, a threat that history dictates must not be ignored.”

“Time and time again my people have been slaughtered after the words of Hakim (Ellison) and those like him influenced the masses,” Olenick writes.

When will Democrats finally distance themselves from the anti-Semitism of the Nation of Islam? That’s a good question considering the Farrakhan connections of everyone from Obama to Ellison.

The Democrats are becoming the Nation of Islam party.

President Trump Just SHOCKED The Congressional Black Caucus!

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are known for being race baiting-trouble starters in Washington. No matter what the issue, they will find a way to connect it to race. They have had nothing but negative things to say about our president, including calling his presidency “illegitimate”.

Last week, Trump was asked during his press conference why he hasn’t met with the CBC yet. He responded by saying that he would love to meet with them. In fact, President Trump DID try to reach out to meet with a prominent member of the CBC, Rep. Elijah Cummings, weeks ago.

From Liberty Writers News

Cummings canceled because such a meeting would be bad for him politically. He blamed the cancellation on his staff for not giving him the message.

Well, now Cummings has no excuse.

“President Trump has formally invited the entire Congressional Black Caucus to have a meeting with him personally.”

Let’s be honest, the CBC HATES that he did this. They are looking for any reason they can find to paint Trump as a racist, but he hasn’t given them one. On the contrary, Trump has already done more for the black community than Obama ever did.

President Trump even announced a new Executive Order specifically designed to help inner city minorities. The order eases the regulatory burden on historically black colleges and funnels more money to them for their academic needs.

The President has two Howard University grads working on his executive order, a Historically black college.

Extreme VETTING

Extreme

TRUMP THE TRUST-BUSTER? THE PRESIDENT TAKES ON THE MSM’S MONOPOLY

 

By John F. Di Leo –

For free entertainment in the Trump era, the meltdowns and hissy-fits of the MainStream Media are hard to beat.

In such a discussion, perhaps it’s important to define our terms, so here goes: The MainStream Media, or MSM, consists of the major TV networks with news divisions – NBC, ABC, and CBS… the major east coast newspapers – primarily the New York Times, the Washington Post, maybe the Chicago Tribune and USA Today… the straight news syndication agencies – primarily AP and Reuters… and cable news – primarily CNN and MSNBC.

These newsrooms, which have acted largely as a block of groupthink for generations, have been declared an enemy by our very untraditional president. When most people descend into madness, it is a private thing, in their apartments or jail cells. But since the MSM is on display every day, we get to watch.

A particularly interesting reaction along these lines, in this first month of the Trump administration, was ABC hack “reporter” Matthew Dowd, who declared this week that Donald Trump’s refusal to answer MSM reporters’ questions is tantamount to “Shutting down part of the First Amendment.”

Really?

Mr. Dowd thinks he’s a Constitutional scholar now?

It’s ludicrous on its face, of course, but worth thinking about, not for any legal reason, but because it is so revealing, as a manifestation of the elitism and addled worldview of the MSM.

The Constitution

Let’s begin with what the Constitution is, and what it is not. The Constitution is really two things, not one. The less important aspect is “an organizational plan for the federal government,” a blueprint for how federal power is split and shared between the three branches, who gets elected and who gets appointed, and so forth. But the more important aspect is “a wall around government power.”

The Constitution was designed to limit the size and strength of the national government… to ensure that it could not exceed its proper authority in the lives of the people and businesses of America. The first seven articles lay out exactly what the government can do, and no more… and the Bill of Rights goes further, in clarifying that, even in its lawful accomplishment of the powers listed in the first seven articles, it can’t traipse on these specific rights… such as the freedom of the press, the freedom to assemble, religious freedom, etc.

Unfortunately, most denizens of the MSM never learned that. Their study of the Constitution begins and ends with the First Amendment, and even that, they get wrong. Consider the text:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Now, just consider how differently the denizens of the MSM view the wording in this one simple sentence.

The Constitution says that religious denominations and newspapermen are basically outside the authority of the government; the government’s not allowed to fund them, run them, or shut them down.

And yet, the MSM interprets that very amendment to mean that the government must treat the media with kid gloves, even do the media’s bidding, dance to the media’s tune… but the government can and must bind the hands of religious denominations, deny their membership’s constitutional rights, even bar them from speaking out or playing any role in policy formation.

How? How on earth can the same people pull such contorted views out of this document? Either the government must be “hands off” or it must be “hands on,” right? It’s the same amendment!

This outrageous misunderstanding is indeed the level of Constitutional comprehension shared by the majority serving the mass media today. It is so misguided, one wonders if their old schoolteachers and college professors should be prosecuted for malpractice.

The fact is, the Constitution grants the media nothing except the right to publish without government interference (with the usual extreme exceptions in place, of course, such as national security and criminal activity).

Under the Constitution, the government isn’t supposed to fund the media – but the MSM demands that they fund PBS and NPR. The government isn’t supposed to pay the media’s rent – but the MSM demands a nice big press room with wifi connections and power and heat and A/C for their comfort and convenience. The government isn’t supposed to fund their travel – but the MSM expects their top reporters to fly with the president on a press plane at reduced (taxpayer-subsidized) rates. When cost-cutting changes to such matters are even discussed – such as a move of the press room to a bigger space next door, which the administration thought the press wanted – the MSM screams bloody murder.

The Question of the Day

So we come to the question of the day: the pushback by the MSM, as represented by Matthew Dowd, against the administration’s decision to disregard questions from certain members of the MSM and instead take questions from others.

I would argue that this is one of those interesting questions that is best addressed by turning it around. So let’s look at it another way: Why should the government refuse to take questions from everybody else, and only take questions from the MSM?

Because that’s really what Mr. Dowd is saying!

There is only so much time in a press conference. We have half an hour or an hour, perhaps an hour and a half, if we’re really lucky. Since each question takes about a minute or so, and each response take three or four or five minutes, after the introductory remarks, that only leaves time for about four or five questions in a half hour presser… or about ten to fifteen in an hour long presser… maybe up to twenty in the rarer 90-minute program… if you want it done right (obviously there’s no such thing as an exact number here; some questions merit short answers, and some merit long ones).

If the MSM is made up of several free and cable TV networks, plus several major newspapers, plus the radio and print news syndicators… if you take just one question each from them, and allow just a couple of follow-ups, that will fill up the time on every single press conference forever.

That’s what the MSM expects.

Why?

Why on earth should they get all the questions?

There are approximately 1300 daily newspapers in the United States. And that’s just dailies… think of how many weeklies there are, and how many magazines… Plus about 14,000 radio stations… plus about 2000 television stations… and that’s not even counting all the new media, the blogs and other ezines whose reach dwarfs that of most traditional media.

…all of whom have been essentially excluded from White House coverage for generations because of the MSM’s grip on the White House press coverage format all that time.

Now, this isn’t quite as fatal to the country as one might assume. I have been writing a roughly-weekly column for Illinois Review for eight years now, and I’ve never attended a White House press conference; the lack of asking my own questions in the presence of greatness hasn’t kept me from having plenty of stuff to write about. There’s always a lot to write about in a nation of 330 million people and a world of 7 billion; you don’t need a press conference to get ideas.

But it certainly does make a difference to people in the profession. If you didn’t go to an ivy league college, your chances of breaking into the upper echelons of the news media are slim – but they’d be better if you got a couple of questions in at a WH presser, while representing the Rice Lake Chronotype or the Bloomington Pantagraph. But they don’t send their reporters to the White House; they know they wouldn’t get called on.

Perhaps if more people came from flyover country and got into those upper echelons, we might have better news coverage. We don’t know; we may never know, if nobody ever changes this status quo.

The Concrete Breaking Around Their Feet

Part of the MSM’s meltdown is – rightly – over President Trump’s continued reference to the “fake news” they perpetrate. It’s easy to make fun of such a generality, so they do… but there’s much more right than wrong about it.

The leftist bias of the MSM has been getting worse over the years, to the point that their 2016 coverage was laughably, almost treasonably, outrageous. Even when they covered breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s countless crimes – from the shakedowns and bribery of her time at State and the Clinton Foundation, to the campaign interference and outright vote fraud of the DNC-primary scandals and the ACORN/LaRaza cheating – they always managed to work in some slant that that made her crimes reflect badly on her opponents!

The public has seen through it. And this administration is siding with the public.

So let’s look at the MSM and their monopoly on direct news. If they can’t answer a question at the press conference, does that mean that questions won’t be asked, and the “press conference” will just be one long monologue?

Well… that HAS been the case in the past, occasionally… with other presidents. There have been times when the press was summoned to a press conference that consisted of a monologue that closed with the words “No Questions.” But that’s not the plan in this presidency.

What the Trump administration has declared is simply an introduction of fairness into the equation. We have all these thousands of other newspapers, radio and TV stations, and bloggers out there, who’ve always been excluded in the past.

The Trump administration has declared an end to the era of giving the MSM an absolute lock on WH coverage; they have announced that they’ll open it up – somehow – to other media. This could mean a lot of different things, and we don’t know yet exactly what, but almost every possibility is a good thing for this country. Imagine these possibilities:

Committing to take two questions at every presser from internet sites, one national one like Breitbart, one regional one like Illinois Review?
Committing to take two questions at every presser from small independent papers in the heartland, alternating tickets the way that senators dole out tickets to the Senate gallery, or perhaps with an organized lottery in advance so that reporters have time for travel?
Committing to take two questions at every presser from local radio talk show hosts like Mark Belling and Joe Walsh?
The possibilities are endless, and they would still allow for MSM reporters to participate… but perhaps instead of running the whole show, they’d just be an equal part of the American media, not the vaunted rulers of the American media.

And that’s what terrifies them.

And that’s what makes this a revolution.

Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based Customs broker, international transportation trainer, actor and writer. His columns have been found in Illinois Review for eight years, and despite his never having had a moment in the sun during a White House press conference by getting his own question answered there, he’s never had trouble finding something to write about. Perhaps the MSM doth protest too much.

Permission is hereby granted to forward freely, provided it is uncut and the IR URL and byline are included.

Trump is Right, the Media is Crooked and Full of Liars and They are Furious for Being Called On It

By Walter Todd Huston

Trump is Right, the Media is Crooked and Full of Liars and They are Furious for Being Called On It

Last week President Donald J. Trump held a press conference that sent the media into paroxysms of rage as he stood before them again calling them out for their lies and their “very fake news.” For days afterward they spilled tons of ink and spent miles of bandwidth calling him “un-American” for attacking them.
But Trump is right.

The truth is the media is just furious at being called on their lies.

On February 16, President Trump led a tour de force of a press conference going well over an hour and ricocheting about to so many topics that the media simply couldn’t keep up with it all. But one thing is sure, the media was quite able to focus on Trump’s attacks on them. And that took all their attention.

During the press conference, Trump slammed the media. At one point he re-branded CNN from merely “fake news” to “very fake news.” Of course he said it in jest and many in the White House press room laughed when he said it. But the facts bear Trump out, after all.

Trump also talked about the leaks the press have run concerning his administration’s inner workings. “The leaks are absolutely real,” Trump insisted. “The news is fake, because so much of the news is fake.”

In other words, there really are leakers inside his administration — and all of them are Obama appointees who are still there because they have yet to be fired — but the “news is fake” because the media then uses those leaks to invent a whole raft of BS stories from them.

One of the first to go off on Trump was Democrat operative and NBC news analyst Chuck Todd. The NBC anchor took to his Twitter account to call Trump “unAmerican” for “delegitimizing the press.”

CNN Liberal Goes BESERK On Trump Supporter On Live TV

On Friday, CNN’s Don Lemon shut down the whole segment when Paris Dennard, an analyst in the administration of George W. Bush said the segment was pushing “fake news.”

From Young Conservatives

Now, in this segment, liberal New York Times columnist and CNN commentator Charles Blow goes on a “Don’t touch me” rant against conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany.

McEnany told Lemon that she didn’t think he was unfair to Trump, but indicated that she thought other left-wing people were.

“I think some of my left-wing counterparts are very unfair to Trump. I think anytime there’s any sort of vagueness or gaps in the facts — when there’s leaks, for instance — they insert sinister suspicion where it does not belong. I don’t think it’s you, but I do think some of my left-leaning commentators who I disagree with ideologically do that,” she said

As she said that she gestured toward Blow and appeared lightly tapped his arm.

That set him off. “Don’t touch me and then launch into your ‘sinister motivation’ diatribe,” he ranted.

I didn’t realize there is a one-inch barrier where I am not allowed to get close to you,” she retorted as Blow continued to speak. “Now that I know, I will just scoot over that way.”

“You can scoot until you fall off that ledge,” Blow replied. “That’s what I’m telling you is don’t touch me while you’re saying I’m sinister.”

McEnany then tried to calm things down.

“What you just said to me is a lot like what Maxine Waters said today when she said, ‘Look, don’t ask me to meet President Trump. I don’t even want to meet with you.’ We are all Americans. Maybe you don’t feel that way. We have one president. We should all want him to succeed. We should all be friends at the end of the day and hug it out. And if you don’t want to do that, you don’t have to do that,” she said.

But that made him even madder, he then accused McEnany of making “a very personal attack to say I don’t believe I’m an American. Don’t do that,” he said.

How do you manage to make it to adulthood if you’re so unable to deal with someone who has an opinion different from your own?

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