In The Past 24 Hours Or So

Your Daily Dose of Trump and His Administration News

11/6

  • At his rally in Kentucky Monday night, Trump said that Matt Bevin losing “sends a really bad message” and pleaded with his fans, “you can’t let that happen to me!”

NOTE: Blevin lost to Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear.

  • Fox News is now spreading Trump’s lie that Bevin was losing by 20 points in Kentucky before Trump went there are rallied for him.

NOTE: Bevin was ahead 5 points in a poll released November 1st.

  • David Hale, the under secretary of State for political affairs, arrived in the Capitol to testify in the impeachment investigation, bucking a White House that has vowed to offer no cooperation in the fast-moving inquiry. Hale  is expected to provide insights into the campaign by Trump and some of his allies to remove Marie Yovanovitch from her post as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron took a dig at Trump over climate pact exit, “When China, the European Union and Russia commit to [the Paris Agreement], the isolated choice of this or that [country] isn’t enough to change the course of things.”
  • House Intel Chair Adam Schiff confirms first impeachment open hearings are set for next week: “Those open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves … but also to learn first-hand about the facts of the President’s misconduct.”
  • Melania Trump’s visit to Boston Medical Center was met by medical professionals out in protest. 
  • A federal judge in New York struck down a Trump administration rule that would allow doctors to refuse services that conflict with their religious beliefs
  • Lindsey Graham, “What I can tell you about the Trump policy toward the Ukraine, it was incoherent, it depends on who you talk to. They seem to be incapable of forming a quid pro quo.”

NOTE: Republican defense of Trump has shifted from:

  1. The president did nothing wrong.
  2. The process the Dems are using is unfair..
  3. The president may have done something wrong, but it’s not impeachable.
  4. The president might have done impeachable stuff, but we just don’t care.
  5. The president’s bumbling Ukraine policy was so incoherent, they couldn’t properly execute a crime.