During interview w/@ErinBurnett, Rick Scott senior adviser Gail Gitcho dismisses calls for Scott to recuse from overseeing recount of his own race as "made-up talking point by some PR person in DC who clearly doesn't understand state law in Florida."
BURNETT: Are you comfortable with Rick Scott alleging fraud has occurred without evidence?
SCOTT ADVISER: Yes. Nelson wants ballots to be counted that came in after election day.
B: But those ballots should be counted long as they're postmarked by election day, right?
After Burnett points out that the election commission Rick Scott oversees concluded there is no evidence of fraud, Scott adviser Gitcho concedes that Scott simply disagrees with the commission.
She cites a case where election officials admit they made a mistake with 22 ballots.
It’s also instructive to note how Barro moves goalposts.
He begins with false claim about how Trump was logistically prevented from going to event that was ostensible reason for his trip to Europe, but ends up chiding people for caring about Trump’s attendance in first place.
I am not a psychologist but this tweet is textbook sociopathy. At least 9 people are dead because of a wildfire and Trump’s response isn’t to offer condolences or direct a federal relief effort, but to angrily threaten to cut aid. And all because California is a blue state.
Trump begins presser by announcing "I just signed the proclamation on asylum. Very important. People can come in but they have to come in through the ports of entry and that to me is a very important thing. Again, I reiterate we need Democrats votes" to change immigration laws.
Trump claims he "doesn't know" acting AG Matt Whitaker.
"This only comes up because anybody that works for me they do a number on them... Matt Whittaker's a very highly respected man"
Trump claims he didn't discuss the Mueller probe with Whitaker before appointing him acting AG
TRUMP describes situation on southern border as "a crisis," adds that "illegal immigration affects the lives of all Americans. Illegal immigration hurts American workers, burdens American taxpayers, and undermines public safety. And places enormous strain on our communities."
Trump is using this White House address to attack Democrats and brag about American purportedly having "the hottest economy in the world."
Trump pushes baseless "invasion" narrative that motivated the Pittsburgh shooter, uses a string of racial dogwhistles about people traveling with the caravan.
"These are tough people. A lot of young men, strong men, and a lot of men that maybe we don't want in our country."
Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump reveals some doubt about whether Republicans will maintain Senate majority.
"The House -- I mean, there are a lot of people... I know we're doing well in the Senate. And it looks like we're doing okay in the House."
Trump's commentary on birthright citizenship is beyond parody: "Birthright citizenship is very important subject. It's much less complex than people think. It says loud & clear in the Constitution that you don't have to go through the process of...whatever they're talking about."
Trump takes credit for House Republicans not losing by wider margins (lol): "I campaigned for a lot of candidates that were down a little bit and now they're up. But we're going to see."
On @foxandfriends, @PressSec blames [checks notes] Democrats for Trump's sudden unilateral interest in ending birthright citizenship: "Let's not forget why we're even here at all -- that is because of the failure of Congress, Democrats in Congress, to actually do their job."
Sanders seems completely oblivious to the fact that applying for asylum is entirely legal, frames the caravan issue as being entirely about illegal immigration
Sanders dismisses concerns that Trump's rhetoric has inspired violence: "Look, the only people that are responsible for these heinous acts are the people who carried them out... We certainly won't have blame placed on anyone other than those individuals."
Ahead of her interview w/Trump, @IngrahamAngle says this: "In wake of tragic slayings at Pittsburgh synagogue, some on left have labored to blunt the Trump momentum by trying to link him to this lunatic anti-Semitic shooter."
(The shooter was directly inspired by Trump's words)
INGRAHAM: "The very idea that the president would condone or countenance a rabid anti-Semite killing innocent people in prayer is absurd and its offensive. He has a Jewish daughter, a Jewish son-in-law and jewish grandchildren."
TRUMP explains why he didn't cancel political rally after shooting at a synagogue killed 11: "You make [mass shooters] too important if you start canceling... you are doing a rally and rallies are meant to be fun."