Amanda Prestigiacomo


Giving a eulogy for late Congressman John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took repeated shots at his successor, President Donald Trump.

“Today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans,” Obama said, according to The Independent. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”

Following weeks of violent unrest by rioters in Portland, Oregon, Trump authorized the deployment of dozens of federal agents to protect the federal courthouse.

Attorney General William Barr staunchly defended the move on Tuesday. “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest. It is, by any objective measure, an assault on the government of the United States,” the AG said. “Since when is it okay to burn down a federal courthouse?”

Obama wasn’t done. The former president suggested Trump was trying to suppress votes of minorities and hit the GOP for pushing basic voter ID measures.

“Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision – even undermining the postal service in the run up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick,” said Obama.

On Wednesday, Trump posted video of a CBS News experiment on mail-in voting. After numerous issues with obtaining the planted “votes,” there were still 3% of the votes that never materialized, which, as noted by CBS, could swing a real presidential election.

“CBS News This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil conducted the experiment, which included a fake P.O. Box to determine if ballots were adequately counted.

The Daily Wire reported on the mail-in experiment:

Dokoupil sent out 100 mock ballots in the Philadelphia area, using the same size envelope, weight, and class of mail to simulate genuine mail-in votes, albeit without the expedited “Election Mail” insignia. After the post office box was set up, 100 more faux ballots were sent out.

“We’re gonna see somewhere between probably 80 and 100 million voters receiving their ballot that way,” a former Arizona election official told Dokoupil.

After a week, 97% of the ballots Dokoupil mailed had been returned. “Three simulated persons, or 3% of voters, were effectively disenfranchised by mail by giving their ballots a week to arrive,” CBS noted. “In a close election, 3% could be pivotal.” Even four days after mailing the second round of fake ballots, 21% of the fake votes had failed to materialize. Almost half of states allow voters to receive ballots less than half-a-week before the election.

Trump has also highlighted the “disastrous” mail-in voting that has recently taken place in New York, which has been described as a “failure” by left-leaning publication The Atlantic. “The first large-scale test of mail-in voting in the pandemic has left one in five New Yorkers with their votes tossed out,” the outlet said.

“New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition,” Trump posted via Twitter on Wednesday. “Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!”

Obama said during the eulogy that he knows “this is a celebration of John’s life,” and that “there are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things, but that’s why I’m talking about it. John Lewis devoted his time on this earth fighting the very attacks on democracy, and what’s best in America, that we’re seeing circulate right now.”


Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Obama Takes Trump Shots During Hyper-Political Eulogy For John Lewis

Last Sunday, a young mother from Indianapolis, Indiana, Jessica Doty Whitaker, was shot to death after allegedly getting into an argument about Black Lives Matter and language.

The incident started “with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language,” according to the victim’s family, Fox 59 reported. “Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses claim the killer opened fire from a nearby bridge and ran away.”

Fiancé Jose Ramirez, who was with Doty Whitaker, 24, at the canal at the time of the incident, told the news station, “It was squashed and they went up the hill and left we thought, but they were sitting on St. Claire waiting for us to come under the bridge and that’s when she got shot.”

Ramirez says he fired back but did not hit anyone.

Robert J. Doty, the victim’s father, told reporter Cassandra Fairbanks that his daughter told the Black Lives Matter supporters that “All Lives Matter.”

The Daily Wire spoke to Mr. Doty to confirm. “Yes that is accurate,” Doty said when asked if his daughter said “all lives matter” during the argument about BLM.

Doty added that he “just wants justice” for his daughter.

Taking to Facebook, the grieving father showed off a tattoo of his daughter’s name on his back, which he got days after her murder.

Ok I did a thing

Posted by Robert J Doty Sr. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

“She shouldn’t have lost her life. She’s got a 3-year-old son she loved dearly,” a tearful Ramirez told Fox 59. “It’s hard to tell him his mom is in heaven and if you want to talk to her you have to look up and say, ‘I love you mom.’”

“We’re going through a lot,” the fiancé added. “The 3-year-old boy doesn’t even understand really. I just want justice for Jessica and her son and her family.”

The victim’s grandfather posted to “Facebook that ‘multiple black assailants’ shot her in the head,” Fairbanks reported.

“Why isn’t anybody outraged about this?” the grandfather asked. “Is it that BLM was involved or that it was white young adults that [were] the victims?”

I am asking everyone to please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of my oldest bonus…

Posted by Heather Doty on Sunday, July 5, 2020

A week before Doty Whitaker’s death, two were shot along the same canal, including a 14-year-old black male who was killed while allegedly carrying out an attempted armed robbery, according to Fox 59.

Still, MPD Capt. Jerry Leary says the “canal is still a safe [place] to go.”

“Just recently the DMD is hiring two overtime officers to work the canal during those times nightly,” Leary said. “A combination of all those efforts we hope is going to make a difference and it can’t help to.”

The victim’s killer remains at large.

Police are asking citizens with any information concerning the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

A GoFundMe for the victim has been set up by Macie Dunn; The Daily Wire was able to confirm the account via the victim’s father Robert Doty.

“Jessica, was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, fiancée, friend, aunt, cousin [and] coworker,” the GoFundMe reads. “Loved by many and will [surely] be missed by many.”

“She made sure everyone around her was happ[y],” the post says, “… She does not deserve this. She has passed away on July 5th, 2020 around 3:30 [a.m.]. She was walking the downtown canal with her fiancée a Friend and his girlfriend. And was shot.”

“We are asking for you to donate whatever you can to help our family give her the most beautiful service she deserves. Also to help with the beautiful son she left behind. That was her pride and joy . WE LOVE YOU JESSIE ❤WE ARE THANKFUL.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Young Mother Shot To Death After Telling BLM Supporters ‘All Lives Matter,’ Family Says

Videos posted on social media show parishioners, both black and white, being harassed and physically assaulted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York.

The protesters, repeatedly shouting “Black Lives Matter,” even harassed and blocked churchgoers while they were with their young children, using a megaphone to scream at the families, shaming and threatening their parents with calls to CPS, or Child Protective Services.

The assaults, harassment, and protesting have been occurring since at least the end of June, according to the viral videos posted online. The church has refused to close or back down, directing men from the parish to help escort fellow worshipers inside as they are blocked by BLM protesters.

Grace Baptist Church made headlines last month for giving away an AR-15 as a prize for a church raffle. When the giveaway was first reported, Pastor John Koletas told WNYT that the church held it in solidarity with hunters and gun owners who have been “viciously attacked by anti-Christian socialist policies.” One local critic told WRGB at the time that the giveaway exhibited “extreme poor taste,” citing “all of the shootings going on in all of our communities.”

However, it’s unclear if the gun-giveaway is connected to the protests shown in the videos. In the videos, protesters slam the church as “racist” but do not appear to mention the AR-15 giveaway.

In one of the videos, protesters storm the church and repeatedly chant “Black Lives Matter” and a near-fight breaks out. Additionally, one of the protesters yells at a churchgoer, “f*** you.” He responds by saying “Jesus loves you.” The protester replies by telling the man Jesus doesn’t love him.

In other footage, mostly black churchgoers are shamed and screamed at by protesters as they walk into the church. One female protester yells at a black parishioner, “You should be ashamed, sister.”

A young white mother with three kids is also harassed as she tries to enter Grace Baptist. The mother is seen trying to console one of her young sons as he is visibly upset and scared, trying to leave the area.

At one encounter, a churchgoer attempts to go up the steps into Grace Baptist but is held back and physically assaulted by protesters. The pastor of the church gets involved to save the man, who is grossly outnumbered.

The pastor was apparently assaulted during the scuffle, as one protester taunts, “How’s your head feel, pastor?” The pastor was also called “soft” and a “p****.”

“Stop hiding behind your godd*mn religion,” another protester shouted. “This church is racist,” screamed another.

As for the church, Grace Baptist is not backing down.

A Twitter account for the church posted a video of one of the pastors vowing to continue on, refusing to change his messaging or being scared away by the novel coronavirus or the “mob.”

“We will NEVER apologize to the mob!” the video, posted on Monday, is captioned (view below).

“It’s not my fault for preaching the same thing we’ve preached for 33 years,” the pastor says. “It’s not my fault everybody wants to put it online, I don’t care. They can shut us down. I ain’t changing my preaching because we’re [online].”

WATCH the violent protesting, below:

WATCH the response from Grace Baptist:

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Protesters Storm Baptist Church, Harass Children, Assault Parishioners: ‘How’s Your Head Feel, Pastor?’

During a virtual town hall event on Tuesday, former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to doze off during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s endorsement speech.

“The livestreamed event was designed to highlight Mrs. Clinton’s endorsement of Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee,” The Washington Times reported. “During the event, Mr. Biden frequently cast his gaze down as if consulting notes. But at one point, Mr. Biden closed his eyes, put his head down, and remained motionless for some 15 seconds or more, video of the event shows. Eventually, the 77-year-old candidate appeared to be startled awake, and he jerked his head up, eyes blinking.”

“OMG!” wrote eldest Trump son Donald Trump Jr., captioning the video clip. “Looks like Biden fell asleep during Crooked’s rant endorsement.”

“He’s truly the gift that keeps on giving,” Don Jr. added.


Fox News host Sean Hannity posted the clip to Twitter, as well.

“Sleepy Uncle Joe appears to doze off as Hillary speaks during virtual Town Hall,” he captioned the post.

President Donald Trump has long-branded Mr. Biden “Sleepy Joe,” highlighting his supposed low energy.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, ever the good sport, came to Biden’s defense with a jab to Clinton.

“Can you think of a better time for a nap?” he jokingly asked.

The Biden campaign dubbed the event, “Women’s Town Hall on Covid-19.”

Ironically, Biden has recently landed himself in hot water over an allegation of sexual assault from former staffer Alexandra Tara Reade.

Reade publicly claimed last month that Biden sexually assaulted her back in 1993 when she worked as an aide in his Senate office, adding that she was allegedly fired when she considered going to authorities to report the then-senator’s behavior.

“I handed [Biden] the [gym bag]. He greeted me. He remembered my name. And then we were alone,” Reade outlined her allegation against Biden on a progressive podcast that aired last week. “It was the strangest thing. There was no like exchange really. He just had me up against the wall. I was wearing like a skirt, a business skirt. I wasn’t wearing stockings. It was kind of a hot day that day, and I was wearing heels…I remember I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall. And the wall was cold. It happened all at once…his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. Yeah, and he went down my skirt but then up inside it, and he penetrated me with his fingers, and he was kissing me at the same time, and he was saying something to me. He said several things. I can’t remember everything he said.”

Reade has since produced corroboration for her accusation, citing a woman she says is her mother calling into “Larry King Live” and vaguely detailing an “issue” her daughter was having with a then-senator. Two others have come forward to corroborate elements of Reade’s allegations, too, including a former neighbor and a former colleague, according to a report from Business Insider

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Joe Biden Appears To Fall Asleep During Hillary Endorsement

On Sunday night, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs often used to treat malaria and recently touted by President Donald Trump as a possible “game-changer” in the fight against the China-originated novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced in a statement on Sunday that the FDA will allow the drugs to be “donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible,” a Politico report said.

The statement noted that “Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.”

Trump made it clear weeks ago that his administration would work to fast-track promising drugs like hydroxychloroquine with the FDA, all in an effort to combat COVID-19.

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the same page as President Trump when it comes to the popular anti-malaria drugs, permitting trials of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, and azithromycin to commence in his state.

“Let’s see how it works,” Trump said Sunday, with regard to the New York trials. “It may. It may not.”

On the same day as the FDA authorization, Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan told a Swiss newspaper that hydroxychloroquine is our biggest hope in combating COVID-19.

“Pre-clinical studies in animals as well as the first data from clinical studies show that hydroxychloroquine kills the coronavirus,” Narasimhan told SonntagsZeitung. “We’re working with Swiss hospitals on possible treatment protocols for the clinical use of the drug, but it’s too early to say anything definitively.”

The French government also cleared a larger pathway for the use of chloroquine this weekend, officially sanctioning the drug for certain patients infected with the novel virus, The Daily Wire noted.

“The French government has officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat certain coronavirus patients,” France 24 English reported Saturday.

“This ensures continued treatment of patients who have been treated for several years for a chronic condition with this drug, but also allows a temporary authorization to allow certain patients with coronavirus to benefit from this therapeutic route,” France’s director general of health Jérôme Salomon said.

The move from the French government comes on the heels of infectious disease specialist Didier Raoult announcing new clinical results, which can be accessed here, that show 78 out of 80 patients treated with chloroquine recovered within five days, a report from Trustnodes said.

The five-day recovery time is “considerably” faster “than the usual 14 days and for some it can go up to 28 days if they recover at all,” Trustnodes added.

As highlighted by The Daily Wire, positive results from the drugs have thus far been largely anecdotal:

The Times repeatedly underscores that the treatment has not yet been proven to be effective by officials and highlights “concerns” among health experts about the Trump and Cuomo-promoted medications, which sometimes have dangerous side effects, like “fatal heart arrhythmia and vision loss.” Like The Washington Post’s editorial board, which has accused Trump of causing “damage” by pointing to the treatment as a potential “cure,” the Times suggests Trump, and to a lesser extent Cuomo, may be guilty of “raising false hopes in the American public” and “contribut[ing] to runs on supply and hoarding” of the drugs.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization Of Trump-Touted Drug To Treat Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, explained Thursday during a open discussion with NBA player Steph Curry that the government “system” caused the delay in coronavirus testing, praising the private sector for stepping up and taking over.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was unable to keep up with the pace for the amount of tests necessary for effective COVID-19 testing, Dr. Fauci explained, suggesting the government simply cannot be expected to outperform the private sector in this regard.

“We have hundreds of thousands of tests that are out there now, mostly because we got the private sector involved, of the companies who know how to make it well, make large amounts,” the doctor told Curry, explaining the initial lag in testing.

Later in the stream, Curry again pressed Dr. Fauci on what exactly was holding up the COVID-19 testing. “What are the things inhibiting those [the tests] being accessible to the masses?” he asked.

“Well, there should be nothing now that’s inhibiting it,” Fauci responded. “But originally, the system, the way it was set up, Steph, was not geared to this kind of massive capability of instantaneously, safely getting a test, getting it done in a really good period of time – not days and days, but hours.”

“Right now, the system is changed, predominately because it’s being handed over to the commercial firms who know how to do it,” the doctor continued. “It started off as a public health measure from the CDC, it now needs to be, and is being handed of to, the commercial group.”

Dr. Fauci has had a key role in advising President Donald Trump on the China-originated novel coronavirus, and keeping the public informed, that is, when news organizations allow the vital Trump press briefings to be played on their platforms.

Unfortunately, the media have been trying to drive a wedge between the doctor and Trump, at least that’s what Fauci has suggested.

“I would wish that that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences,” Fauci stressed during a radio interview Tuesday, The Daily Wire noted. “When I have made recommendations, he’s [Trump] taken them; he’s never countered or overridden me; the idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful. I wish that would stop and we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to pull together to get over this thing.”

You can watch the full discussion below:

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Dr. Fauci: Private Sector Saved Us On Testing, Govt ‘System’ Can’t Handle It

On Tuesday, former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera announced that she will challenge far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-D) for her 14th District seat in the Democratic primary.

“I am the daughter and granddaughter of working class Italian and Cuban immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement. “I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I’ve had. That’s why I’m running.”

In a tweet on Tuesday, the candidate posted: “I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream.”

Caruso-Cabrera, who worked at CNBC for 20 years-plus, will no longer appear on the network as a contributor.

“Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is not a CNBC employee and hasn’t been since September 2018,” a CNBC spokesperson told TheWrap, according to Yahoo! News. “She will take a leave from her role as CNBC Contributor for the duration of the campaign.”

“Watching her grandparents and her parents work long hours is how Michelle learned about achieving the American dream,” Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign website outlines.

“For over 20 years Michelle Caruso-Cabrera was a lead reporter and anchor at CNBC,” the site reads. “She held the title of Chief International Correspondent and traveled the world reporting live from Cuba, Iran, Ukraine, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Venezuela, and Latin America. She reported live from many major global events including the Greek debt crisis, the Brexit vote, the 2008 US financial crisis, not to mention the US elections.”

Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign site boasts of the anchor being named “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the nation by Hispanic Business Magazine, as well as Broadcaster of the Year from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

“Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a resident of Queens, is running for Congress in the Bronx and Queens (NY-14),” the site announced.

As reported by The Hill, the candidate authored “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government” in 2010, noting that the “book calls for ‘fiscal conservatism, limited government and personal responsibility.’”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most radical figures in Congress, openly calling herself a “democratic-socialist” and backing far-left Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2020 presidential election.

Last week, AOC was among seven Democrats to boycott President Donald Trump’s annual State of the Union address.

“After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez posted in a Twitter thread the day of the SOTU.

“None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it. Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union,” the congresswoman announced.

“This is a deeply personal decision for each member to make, and a choice I did not take lightly. I will be hopping on Instagram Live later this evening to connect with my constituents and follow up with their questions about #SOTU,” AOC added.

The same week, Ocasio-Cortez mocked the American dream, explaining that “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” is “physically impossible.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Former CNBC Anchor Announces Challenge To AOC: ‘Daughter Of Cuban Immigrants And Living The American Dream’

On Tuesday night, the Pentagon confirmed that more than a dozen ballistic missiles were launched against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq from inside Iran, hitting at least two Iraqi military bases at Al-Assad and Irbil, which host U.S. military and coalition personnel.

In the midst of the attacks, left-wing MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell celebrated the hits from Iran apparently as a strike against President Donald Trump.

“Trump wagged the dog. Now the dog is wagging Trump,” the host boasted via Twitter.

O’Donnell went on to claim that Trump is “speechless” over the attacks from Iran.

“These threats of war crimes & mass murder by Iran make this the most dangerous night in history of American military in the Middle East and the President of the United States has no idea what to say. White House says Trump won’t make a statement,” said the MSNBC employee. “He’s literally speechless.”

“If you were thinking the president would say something clarifying or reassuring about this night of worldwide confusion & fear, you were thinking of a different president,” O’Donnell continued.

Tuesday night’s hit from Iran comes in response to a Trump-ordered kill of terrorist and Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Friday via an airstrike near Baghdad International Airport. Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.

“Soleimani was the head of the Iranian and Iranian-backed forces carrying out those operations killing American troops” during the Iraq War, Fox News reports. “According to the State Department, 17% of all deaths of U.S. personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 were orchestrated by Soleimani.”

Additionally, Soleimani was in the process of “coordinating” attacks on U.S. personnel, according to the State Department.

“We can confirm that in the past several days, General Soleimani had been traveling in the Middle East coordinating further imminent large-scale attacks against U.S. diplomats and service members. These threats were highly credible and the intelligence is sound,” the State Department said.

On Tuesday night, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman released a statement with regard to the Iranian strikes.

“At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq. It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil,” the statement started.

“We are working on initial battle damage assessments,” Hoffman noted.

“In recent days and in response to Iranian threats and actions, the Department of Defense has taken all appropriate measures to safeguard our personnel and partners. These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region,” the statement continued.

“As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel, partners, and allies in the region,” Hoffman added. “Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: MSNBC Host Celebrates Iranian Attacks On American Troops

A new Monmouth poll released Tuesday showed only good news for President Donald Trump.

The president, fighting off the Democrats’ hyper-partisan efforts to impeach him, received a seven-point swing in his favor concerning the 2020 election. Trump also cleaned up with Independents, polling double-digits higher than any of the Democratic presidential candidates looking to take him out in 2020.

Journalists and author Ryan Girdusky reported on the Monmouth polling Tuesday morning. When participants were asked if Trump should be re-elected to the White House, Trump received a seven-point swing in his favor after the impeachment inquiry; the “no” answer to re-election dropped three points and the “yes” answer climbed four points.

Trump’s favorable rating was also higher than his Democratic challengers by at least three points, though former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg (D), had lower unfavorable ratings, per Girdusky:

2020 candidates (favorable/unfavorable):

Trump: 46/52

Biden: 43/50

Sanders: 41/54

Warren: 40/50

Buttigieg: 34/35

Bloomberg: 26/54

Trump cleaned up with Independents, polling double-digits higher in his favorables than socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Biden, Buttigieg, Warren, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

As reported on Monday by The Daily Wire, the partisan impeachment proceedings also appear to be helping President Trump in key battleground states. Recent polling shows the president is now leading “every potential Democratic opponent in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, three of the Rust Belt states that helped deliver Trump’s electoral victory in 2016.”

“In a report published Sunday, Firehouse Strategies presented their new quarterly battleground polling results, and they were quite grim for Democrats. In a survey of 1,759 likely 2020 general election voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania conducted last week (12/3 through 12/5), the Firehouse/Optimus pollsters found that Trump was ‘surging’ as an apparent result of the Democrats’ impeachment effort — while Democratic frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden is suffering a ‘sharp decline in support,’” The Daily Wire reported.

“As the impeachment process heats up in Washington, Donald Trump is seeing a boost in support in crucial swing states,” Firehouse Strategies said. “Across the board, President Trump is polling well against the Democratic field in each of these battleground states. Notably, Vice President Biden has seen a sharp decline in support in our surveys as he currently runs behind President Trump in each of the three states.”

The Monmouth poll also asked registered voters about their feelings on America’s first president compared to President Trump and former President Barack Obama. While Republicans said George Washington was better than Trump, Democrats overwhelmingly said Obama was a better president than Washington:

For the current incumbent, 71% say Washington was better while 15% pick Trump. Against the current president’s immediate predecessor, Washington gets the vote of 58% compared to 33% who say Obama was better. Among Republican voters, Washington edges out Trump by a narrow 44% to 37% margin. Among Democratic voters, though, the “Father of Our Country” trails Obama by a 29% to 63% margin. It’s worth noting that among independent voters, Washington does even better against Trump (72%-11%) than against Obama (62%-28%). This question was inspired by a recent Economist/YouGov Poll that asked whether Trump or Abraham Lincoln was a better “Republican president.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: POLL: Trump Gets 7-Point Swing After Impeachment Inquiry, Dominates With Independents

Tax returns show that controversial racial activist Rev. Al Sharpton gave himself $1 million from his own charity, the National Action Network, or NAN.

“Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in ‘other compensation,’” The New York Post reported Sunday.

According to a statement from NAN, Sharpton generously took $500,000 less than he was apparently “owed” from his work with the organization from 2004 to 2017.

The MSNBC host has been giving himself stunning raises and bonus for years. In 2015, for example, the Rev gave himself a 71% raise, thanks to a boost from President Barack Obama. That year, he took home $412,644 in salary from the charity and gave himself a $64,400 bonus for good measure. The following year, Sharpton topped his $250,000 salary with a $437,555 raise.

Sharpton defended his huge draw from the charity at his weekly rally at NAN’s House of Justice in Harlem, the Post reporting, noting that the events include attendees “throw[ing] cash in the collection bucket at the reverend’s behest.”

“Fifteen years, you are talking about since 2004 when I came back after running for president. For anybody else it would be laughable,” he sang his own praises.

“It’s a six-day-a-week job and several hours a day and when [the compensation firm] compared it to other companies, other non profits, that’s the salary that they would get,” Sharpton added.

The website for NAN describes the charity as “one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation” that “works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.”

As noted by The Daily Wire this summer, “Sharpton has been a lightning rod for controversy and has a history of inflaming racial tensions within minority communities. He played an essential role in promoting the Tawana Brawley rape hoax in the mid-1980s, an incident that is considered to be one of the most infamous rape and race hoaxes in modern America.”

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump called Sharpton a “conman” and suggested his past contact with the preacher was due to Sharpton’s insistence.

“Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events. He would say, ‘it’s a personal favor to me.’ Seldom, but sometimes, I would go,” Trump said. “It was fine. He came to my office in [Trump Tower] during the presidential campaign to apologize for the way he was talking about me. Just a conman at work!”

The president further ripped Sharpton in another tweet: “I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He ‘loved Trump!’ He would ask me for favors often. Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score. Just doing his thing. Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC. Hates Whites & Cops!”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: Reverend Al Sharpton Pays Himself $1 Million From Own Charity

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