President Trump met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, March 19th. Trump offered praise for his Brazilian counterpart, who has earned the nickname "Trump of the Tropics" for his similarities to the U.S. leader, during a diatribe against tech companies and broadcast networks. Trump suggested that those two groups are biased against him and other conservatives
"I’m very proud to hear the president [Jair Bolsonaro] use the term fake news."
President Trump comments on his feelings towards the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Senator McCain was a vocal critic of President Trump and was the deciding vote to prevent the repeal of Obamacare. President Trump continued to suggest that Senator McCain worked with Democrats in the 2016 election by spreading the disparaging dossier before the election. Many sources have proved Senator McCain was not made aware of the dossier until after the election.
"I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be."
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to President Trump's tweets over the past weekend. President Trump sent a series of tweets speaking negatively about the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
"As to @SenJohnMcCain and his devotion to his country: He stepped forward to risk his life for his country, served honorably under difficult circumstances, and was one of the most consequential senators in the history of the body."
Senator and 2020 democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), campaigns in Selma, AL while proposing alternatives to the electoral college.
"Nobody comes to Alabama in the general presidential election or to Massachusetts because they figure we're not in the game because of the electoral college. So my view on this is that we ought to get rid of the electoral college."
President Trump comments on progressive moment within the Democratic party. Many Republicans have labeled the progressives as socialists for campaigning and proposing legislation such as the Green New Deal and "Medicare For All".
"The twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere. And, hopefully, by the way, it's also arrived, that twilight hour, in our great country, which is doing better than it's ever done economically. The last thing we want in the United States is socialism."
2020 Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) responds to questions regarding her strong stance against former Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned after multiple sexual harassment allegations came forth.
"I know the issue of Sen. Franken is hard for many Democrats. But he had eight credible sexual harassment allegations against him, and I had to choose whether to stay silent, or not. If some megadonors have a problem with that, that's on them."
President Trump urges General Motors to sell or reopen it's plant in Lordstown Ohio. GM announced a major global restructuring in November, including the closure of four US plants and another in Canada. It said it would cut 8,000 salaried and contract jobs, representing a 15% reduction in its workforce.
"General Motors and the UAW are going to start “talks” in September/October. Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay in the U.S.A. and want Lordstown (Ohio), in one of the best economies in our history, opened or sold to a company who will open it up fast! Car companies....."
Rep. Steve King (R-IA-04) is under fire again for posting and then deleting a questionable tweet. Rep. Steve King previously was condemned from both Republicans and Democrats by saying "white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" in a New York Times article.
A meme posted on Facebook by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) asking whether red states or blue states would win a new U.S. civil war has been deleted.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang comments on the electoral system and the concept of the popular vote. Yang is a former tech executive who founded Venture For America, a nonprofit organization and fellowship headquartered in New York City.
"The problem with deciding Presidential elections via popular vote is that candidates would naturally campaign in urban areas with big media markets and their policies would follow suit. Better to have proportional electoral college votes in each state so you campaign everywhere."
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) comments on the on-going debate over semi-automatic weapons and their legality and place in America. The bruising debate over guns took on increased significance because of a 4-to-3 decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court last week finding that gun manufacturers are not necessarily immune from liability for crimes committed with their products.
"Nobody needs an AR-15 to hunt.
Nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle to defend their home.
But mass shooters NEED these weapons in order to murder as many people as efficiently as possible.
And so nobody will miss them when they are illegal - except for the killers."
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) calls on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to investigate the death of an 8-year-old child while in CBP custody.
"Felipe Alonzo-Gomez was just 8 years old when he died on Christmas Eve while in CBP custody. CBP must provide answers about how this happened, and create stronger protections for people in its custody. The loss of even one child is too great – these tragedies cannot continue."
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Phil Bredesen (D-TN) are in a narrow race for the Tennessee Senate seat. At the moment, Blackburn is polling slightly above Bredesen, but Bredesen is polling higher amongst likely voters. This race has gained a lot of public attention and is an important seat for Republicans to keep if they want to stay in the majority. Economy
"250,000 new jobs in October. Lowest unemployment since 1969. Wage growth up 3.1%. Tennesseans know that cutting taxes & reducing burdensome regulations is a formula for success."
I’m deeply disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision to weaken this key protection for teachers, firefighters, nurses, and other public sector employees. We must now renew our commitment to fight against far-right, corporate-funded, special interests which backed this case—and continue to defend working families in Minnesota and across the country.
Sen. Ted Cruz faces a credible challenge against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in Texas and is campaigning to highlight differences on controversial topics such as NFL players standing for the national anthem.
"Why do #IStand? #IStand for the veterans like Tim Lee who lost both his legs fighting in South Vietnam."
President Trump, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-08) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met in the oval office for a heated discussion over funding for the border wall. The President made it clear that he is comfortable with a government shutdown if Congress does not guarantee to fully fund the wall. The Wall, Shutdown, National Security
"If we don't get what we want, one way or the other, I will shut down the government... I am proud to shut down the government for border security."
"The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook."
"55 years ago, it was a march on Washington. Today, a rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol as we continue the fight for civil rights, equal rights, and justice for everyone."
Speaking at a White House event Wednesday, President Trump said he has been briefed about the several suspicious packages sent to top Democrats.
"Acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America...we have to unify."
President Trump said of the spending deal the bipartisan border security conference committee is trying to reach by the Feb. 15 government funding deadline.
"If they don’t have a wall, I don’t even want to waste my time reading what they have."
California professor Christine Blasey Ford alleged in a letter that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago at a party in high school.
"Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee."