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Trump Meets With NRA to Discuss Financial And Political Support

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:23 pm

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This is interesting:

President Trump met in the Oval Office on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president as he faces impeachment and a more difficult re-election campaign, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

It was not clear whether Mr. Trump asked Mr. LaPierre for his support, or if the idea was pitched by the N.R.A. During the meeting, Mr. LaPierre asked that the White House “stop the games” over gun control legislation, people familiar with the meeting said.

It was unclear what the N.R.A.’s financial support would look like, and whether it would pay for ads, as it did during Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Gosh, I think there’s a Latin term for “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”…!

As we all know, LaPierre has been pretty pro-active in in influencing the White House to prevent any further background measures from being enacted after the El Paso and Dayton shootings:

In a series of calls and meetings, he has tried to move Mr. Trump away from proposing any sort of background check measures that he said after the mass shootings he might support.

Note: Trump is apparently doubtful about the N.R.A.’s financial abilities to bolster his reelection campaign in 2020 at the same level they did in 2016, when the organization “poured over $30 million into his election, more than any other outside group.”

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)


Hillary Clinton: “Funny Things That Happened In My Election… Will Not Happen Again”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:52 am

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This is from Hillary Clinton during an upcoming interview with Jane Pauley, which will air Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning. If this is the failed candidate cracking open the door to another run, what vanity to believe that America turns its lonely eyes to her, of all people:

Look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again,” she told interviewer Jane Pauley. “And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game.”

Clinton went on to claim Donald Trump was an “illegitimate president.”

“I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used – from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories – he knows that there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”

Sure, go with that…


Clinton also, unsurprisingly, supports efforts to impeach President Trump:

“My view is that, given the latest revelation, which is such a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests, there should be an impeachment inquiry opened,” Clinton said. “And I think, sadly, there are a number of grounds. But this one is incredibly troubling.” She added, “The most outrageously false things were said about me in 2016, and unfortunately, enough people believed them. So, this is an effort to sow these falsehoods against Biden.”

If I cared enough, I’d like to hear Hillary address the outrageously truthful things that were said about her in 2016…

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)


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