Earlier today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched the first ever national Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT), and DHS Secretary Chad Wolf held a 30 minute press availability (remarks here) to announce the new federal agency.
The DHS press release is HERE and the White House press release is HERE. However, in a stark example of how liberal media refuse to discuss this topic; perhaps motivated to protect their Hollywood allies who participate in sexploitation; and perhaps because major Democrat donors are connected to the human trafficking industry; check out what happens when DHS officials open up the Q&A portion: [36:39 of video – prompted]
Not a single question from the media about the new federal agency. Total silence. Nothing. Not a single question about what is now commonly accepted as a national crisis and modern day slavery. The DC/National media are totally disinterested…. Let that settle in.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking and forced labor.
The center, which has been operational since early September, is based in Washington and led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a global leader of criminal investigations into human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The center will be staffed with law enforcement officials from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and across DHS, as well as subject matter experts and support staff from 16 DHS components—all focused on the “4 Ps” of the center’s mission: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships.
“Human trafficking is modern day slavery. There is no other way to say it,” said Acting Secretary Chad Wolf. “The words are strong because the actions are evil. The forms of exploitation, sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude that constitute human trafficking are antithetical in every way to the principles of human dignity that Americans hold dear. The launch of this Center for Countering Human Trafficking represents the investment of resources, attention, and time by President Trump to combat and dismantle all forms of human trafficking.” (read more)
Tonight President Trump heads to Erie Pennsylvania for a campaign rally at Erie International Airport. Originally First Lady Melania was scheduled to attend, however she has cancelled due to her virus recovery. The anticipated start time is 7:00pm ET [Livestream Links Below]
The new White House communications group is making a big mistake by delaying the uploads of the impromptu pressers. The problem started about two weeks ago, and has continued to worsen. This recent example was from yesterday and took 28 hrs to surface.
In this tarmac presser President Trump outlines how the impromptu pressers are part of his debate prep. He then gives a real-time example. WATCH:
[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. You know our senator. You know our governor. They’re great — both of them. And they’re doing a terrific job.
We have a big — two speeches today. And we have thousands and thousands of people waiting. There’s never been anything like this, I will say that, with — I’m being very humble. I’ll say that, Jeff. Is that okay? But there’s never been anything like it. We have tremendous crowds. You saw the lines. They formed two days ago.
So we’re going to make two stops. And you’re going to be with us a little bit, and I know you’re going to be with us a little bit.
And we have a very exciting election coming up. We’re doing very well in North Carolina, very well in Florida, very well pretty much everywhere. We’re looking — we’re doing very well. And when people find out really what we’ve done and how good the economy is and how it’s coming back, the numbers are fantastic. So we — we seem to be in very good shape.
Q Stimulus. Can you give us the latest on stimulus talks? On stimulus talks.
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, we’re having talks today. We’re discussing it today, very solidly. We’ll see what happens.
Q Have you talked with Leader McConnell?
THE PRESIDENT: Nancy Pelosi, at this moment, does not want to do anything that’s going to affect the election. And I think it will affect the election negatively for her.
So we’ll see what happens. But there are talks going on as we speak.
Q Have you talked with Leader McConnell about this?
THE PRESIDENT: I don’t want to comment on that. But the Republicans will come along.
Q Mr. President, why did you criticize Dr. Fauci? Does it have anything to do with his high standing in public sentiment?
THE PRESIDENT: No, I think, really, Dr. Fauci is a very nice man, but we let him do what he wants to do. He gets a lot of television. He loves being on television, and we let him do it. Sometimes he says things that are a little bit off, and they get built up, unfortunately.
But he’s a nice guy. I like him. But he’s called a lot of bad calls. He said don’t wear a mask and he said don’t ban China. They were bad calls. He admits that. And I don’t hold that against him. If I did, I wouldn’t have him. I think he’s a nice a guy.
Q Why don’t you fire him?
THE PRESIDENT: Huh?
Q Why not fire him?
THE PRESIDENT: I don’t want to. I don’t want to hurt him. He’s been there for about 350 years. I don’t want to hurt him.
Q You’ve been saying that Dr. Fauci said not to wear a mask, but he’s been saying to wear a mask for months.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, he used to say don’t wear a mask. So, you know, you have people on both sides of it. But I’m okay —
Q So why are you still quoting that?
THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. I’m okay with masks. I like it. I think it’s good. A lot of people like it. This gentleman has done an incredible job in Arizona, and he’s taken a very tough stand. But he’s let his economy grow. And, frankly, if they would’ve done that in Michigan and various other places, where the governor just shut it down for everybody except for her husband.
His attitude — you know, they had a spike, and he let the spike play. And they were careful. And now your state is really in great shape.
GOVERNOR DUCEY: Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: What a job. So proud of him.
Q Your Chief of Staff said today that there will be a lawsuit filed on Section 230 on the tech companies. Is it your —
THE PRESIDENT: Who said that? Who said that?
Q Mark Meadows said that, as soon as today, there could be a lawsuit filed.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, you know —
Q Is that from the White House?
THE PRESIDENT: — they’ve given — they’ve been given great protection. And when they take down people like Charlie Kirk — you know, Charlie Kirk is a terrific person. And I was — I just heard that he was taken down. And how can you take down Charlie Kirk? He’s mainstream conservative but solid as a rock. He represents a point of view, and he’s putting up something from the New York Post, which is a respected newspaper. I’ll tell you what: The biggest winner in this whole thing is a newspaper called the New York Post, the oldest paper in our country.
So what they have done is really — I’m very proud of them.
Q Are you filing a lawsuit? Or is the campaign filing a lawsuit?
THE PRESIDENT: You’ll be seeing very soon.
Q Mr. President, do you understand that when it comes to the science and a new virus, things change; scientists learn new things and that’s why Fauci and some scientists changed their recommendations?
THE PRESIDENT: You don’t understand. I understand well. You don’t understand, and you never have understood.
Q Is this election going to be a repeat of 2016, given the polls?
THE PRESIDENT: I think so. I think we’ll do better than 2016. We’re way ahead of where we were in 2016, and I’ve done things that nobody has ever done. We built the greatest economy in the world, and we’re building it rapidly again.
If you look at Arizona — you look at the job they’ve done. And I’m just leaving other states. I mean, every one of these Republican-run states are doing phenomenally. The Democrat-run states are not, but they’re not going to affect our numbers very much. I think they’re going to open up on November 4th. They’ll be opening up on November 4th.
And, by the way, the fact that Kristen Welker is, you know, a dyed-in-the-wool radical-left Democrat, or whatever she is —
Q It’s not true, Mr. President, and you know it.
Q That’s not true.
THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Okay. And then ask — why are you defending her?
Q That’s not true, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: Then ask her: Why did she delete her account? Would you please have her put her account back?
Q Mr. President, you’ve dealt with her, and you know she’s a fine journalist.
THE PRESIDENT: And you know what? It’s not going to affect — I know you want to stick up. It’s not going to affect me. I’m going to be there. But, you know, I told you about the last one, and I was right. And I told you about Savannah Guthrie, and I was right. And I’m telling you about Kristen Welker. Kristen Welker should put all of her statements back on. She deleted her entire account. She shouldn’t do that.
Q What are they going to do with the mics? Are they trying to have —
THE PRESIDENT: The what?
Q Are they trying to have the moderator be able to turn off the mics? Is that what —
THE PRESIDENT: I have no idea.
Q Mr. President, what are you doing to prepare for the debate, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m doing this.
THE PRESIDENT: What am I doing to prepare? I’m doing this. I’ve done — I’ve done very well in debates. And, you know, you do what you do. You just do what you do.
The last debate, I had two on one. I usually have two on one, at least. And I did well in the last debate, and we did well with Savannah Guthrie, based on reports. But all you can do is — look, you know, you go around; we do interviews with you. This is like — I call this “debate prep.” This is actually tougher than a debate, if you want to know the truth.
Q Will you do the testing before the debate? And will you authorize your —
THE PRESIDENT: Say it?
Q Will you do the testing before the debate? And will you au- —
THE PRESIDENT: The testing?
Q Yes, the COVID testing. Will you authorize your doctors to tell us when —
THE PRESIDENT: Sure. I would have no problem with it.
Q — the last negative before you —
THE PRESIDENT: I’m — not only am I free — positive, or whatever — what would you call it? I’m totally free. Right? Not only am I free, I’m immune, they say. They say if you’ve had it, you’re immune. Now, the question is, are you immune for four months or for the rest of your life? That’s the only thing we don’t know.
Q Will you authorize your doctors to tell you when you tested negative last, before the last event?
THE PRESIDENT: Sure. Is that very important to you?
Q Yes, sir, it is.
THE PRESIDENT: You seem to be so intent. But if it’s so important to you — why is it so important to you?
Q Because we want to know how long you may have been —
THE PRESIDENT: I know. But why? Why?
Q We want to know if you followed the rules from the debate commission.
THE PRESIDENT: I know. But why is it so important to you?
Q Will you authorize your doctors to release that information?
THE PRESIDENT: Look at the dedication. Yeah, my doctors have already given it. You know, my doctors have given more information than has been given on any human being in the history of the world.
Q But have not given that detail, Mr. President.
Q Mr. President, can you tell us why — what your campaign strategy seems to be to call Biden a “criminal”? Why is that?
THE PRESIDENT: He is a criminal. He’s a criminal. He got caught —
Q He was the Vice President of the United States.
THE PRESIDENT: Read his laptop. And you know who’s a criminal? You’re a criminal for not reporting it. You are a criminal for not reporting it.
Q I’m asking your strategy.
THE PRESIDENT: Let me tell you something: Joe Biden is a criminal, and he’s been a criminal for a long time. And you’re a criminal, and the media, for not reporting it. Good luck, everybody. Have a good time. Have a good time.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced the full senate vote for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, will take place next Monday October 26. The nomination is expected to be voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 26.
With a 53-47 majority, and just two Republican senators opposed, Trump’s nominee is on a glide path to confirmation that will seal a conservative hold on the court for years to come.
Without the votes to stop Barrett’s ascent, Democrats have few options left. They are searching for two more GOP senators to break ranks and halt confirmation, but that seems unlikely. Never before as a court nominee been voted on so close to a presidential election.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer decried what he called the “farcical” process to “jam” through Trump’s choice, even as the coronavirus outbreak sidelined GOP senators. (more)
COMMENT #1: Agreed. Our President had an opportunity to reach out to the nation and win over fence sitters, but I feel he failed miserably. He seemed more intent on pissing off the competition. I find it sad.
ANSWER: I think it was a disaster and reflects what our computer has warned about – the nation is seriously divided. I think Trump thinks he showed he was a fighter, but it was more like a food fight in high school with a lot of yelling.
I think Biden was coached and his refusal to have anyone look in his ear to see if he was getting coached during the debate was a serious mistake. He had a shot at showing he was competent and blew it. When Trump brought up his son, Biden dodged the issue and talked about his other son in the war. He simply refused to answer the millions of dollars his son got when he did not have a job before he became VP but did go off an say he was proud of Hunter for kicking his drug problem. Nobody has ever bashed him on that issue. You have to wonder where that came from.
I understand Trump could not come out and say COVID is a scam. The press will trash him all over for that. But he was way too hostile and did not show that he could reach out to the independents. Biden had him rattled whereas I think the earpiece coached Biden pretty good and he kept addressing the audience directly looking at the camera which was an effective debating tactic.
I think the expectations were so low for Biden that he came off better. Not sure it will change the minds of those on either side because, as I said, we really vote for parties not individuals anymore. All the left media will naturally proclaim a victory for Biden and fact-checking has become fact-twisting. When Biden said nobody would have died if Trump did his job, then that means every other country head of state also failed? The countries in which lockdowns prevented herd immunity and they have second waves whereas places like Sweden do not have such sharp rises. Here in Florida, it really has been no big deal, we were not locked down. Trump just was too rattled and lost his cool
President Trump delivers remarks to the assembled press pool as he departs the White House for campaign stops in Minnesota. [Video and Transcript below]
[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Okay, thank you very much. We’re going to Minnesota. I thought the debate last night was great. We got tremendous reviews on it. We’re hitting what people want — law and order — which Biden was unable to even talk about because he’d lose the radical left — his radical-left followers. I don’t think there’s too many of them left.
But I thought it was a great evening. It was an exciting evening. I see the ratings were very high. And it was good to be there. It felt very comfortable. And I appreciate all the good words.
So we are going now, and we’re going to have a big rally. A lot of people showing up.
Q Mr. President, can you explain what you meant last night when you said that the Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by”?
THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know who the Proud Boys are. I mean, you’ll have to give me a definition, because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do the work more and more. As people see how bad this radical, liberal, Democrat movement is and how weak — the law enforcement is going to come back stronger and stronger.
But again, I don’t know who Proud Boys are. But whoever they are, they have to stand down. Let law enforcement do their work.
Q So, Mr. President, did you misspeak when you said “stand by”? That’s my — my first question. When you said —
THE PRESIDENT: Just “stand by.” Look, law enforcement will do their work. They’re going to stand down. They have to stand down. Everybody — they have to stand — whatever group you’re talking about, let law enforcement do the work.
Now, Antifa is a real problem, because the problem is on the left and Biden refuses to talk about it. He refuses to issue the words “law and order.” And you saw that last night when he choked up. He can’t say the words because he’ll lose the rest of the left. So he’s got to condemn Antifa. Antifa is a very bad group.
Q So, Mr. President, let me follow up: White supremacists, they clearly love you and support you. Do you welcome that?
THE PRESIDENT: I want law and order to be a very important part — it’s a very important part of my campaign. And when I say that, what I’m talking about is law enforcement has to — the police have to take care. And they should stop defunding the police like they’ve done in New York —
Q But I’m talking about white supremacists, sir.
THE PRESIDENT: — like they’ve done in New York. I just told you.
Q But do you denounce them? Do you denounce white supr- —
THE PRESIDENT: I’ve always denounced any form —
Q Of white supremacy?
THE PRESIDENT: Any form — any form of any of that, you have to denounce.
But I also — and Joe Biden has to say something about Antifa. It’s not a philosophy. These are people that hit people over the head with baseball bats. He’s got to come out and he’s got to be strong, and he’s got to condemn Antifa. And it’s very important that he does that.
Q So looking at (inaudible) Joe Biden, can I follow up, sir, on that?
Q Mr. President, on the election, you are — you claim that you — that you have an — your response to coronavirus —
THE PRESIDENT: I can’t hear a word you’re saying. I can’t hear.
Q But — no, but —
Q Will you — will you debate again? Will you go ahead with the other two debates that are coming up? Will you debate again?
THE PRESIDENT: I hear he doesn’t want to go forward. But that’s up to him. I mean —
Q But what about you? Are you going forward?
THE PRESIDENT: I would — yeah, I would like to. We — by every measure, we won the debate easily last night. I think he was very weak.
Q Would you like to see any changes?
THE PRESIDENT: He looked weak. He was whining. Uh, yeah, we won the debate by almost every poll that I saw. If you look at the — the various polls. And I looked at about six of them, and we won every one of them. So, no, I don’t mind debating him. I hear he wants to get out of the debates. I don’t know. That’s up to him.
Q Sir, there’s a lot of worry — there’s a lot of worry about the right-wing militias that are armed and going into the streets with weapons. Does that concern you that they go out there with their weapons and walk around in the streets?
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, it does concern me. And crime generally concerns me — any form of crime. And let law enforcement take care of it.
Q Mr. President, why are you afraid of the election? Why are you afraid of —
THE PRESIDENT: So we had a problem in New York. They have 100,000 ballots that are a mess. They’re all confused, all mixed up. Now they say they’re going to redo them, but what are they going to do with 100,000 ballots that have already been sent? This is exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a big, big, big-scale problem.
A hundred thousand ballots went out to New York with the wrong names on the, wrong envelops, wrong addresses, wrong everything. And now they want to redo the ballots, but that doesn’t help because what about the ones that are already sent? This is exactly what I’m talking about.
Q Can I follow up to that, Mr. President? If there was an apparent Joe Biden victory come the 20th of January and you —
THE PRESIDENT: There — there won’t be. There won’t be.
Tonight President Donald Trump heads to Minnesota for a Great American Comeback rally and peaceful protest at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, MN. Anticipated Start Time is 9:00pm ET [Livestream Links Below]
Earlier today the Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters broke with the International Association of Firefighters and backed President Trump for reelection over Joseph Biden.
However, in a repeat of 2008 -where Philly members of the Black Panther Party blocked voters against Barack Obama- there are now reports of President Trump poll observers being blocked from satellite precincts in Philadelphia.
Arriving at the third state in 12 hours President Donald Trump holds a Great American Comeback rally and peaceful protest at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, VA. Anticipated Start Time 9:00pm ET. [Livestream Links Below]
If ever there was a contrast of events to highlight the preferred interventionist schemes of the DC political elite, today was that day.
At the same time that President Trump, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan are united to sign the Abraham Accords, a historic peace deal, Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells the media that only congress will determine what is in Israel’s best interests.
“The U.S. Congress, on a bipartisan basis, will be watching and monitoring to ensure that Israel can maintain its qualitative military edge in the region.” ~ Nancy Pelosi
Think about that. According to Nancy Pelosi and her crew of DC elites, it’s not the elected leadership of Israel that determines the best interest of his nation – it’s the U.S. congress.
This comes after Nancy Pelosi previous said the Abraham peace accords were created by President Trump as a distraction from the coronavirus.