Trump plays his hand while Dems overplay theirs

Monday, July 22, 2019
Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl (

Trump and 'The Squad'No end appears in sight in the war of words between President Donald Trump and four radical freshmen congresswomen who call themselves "The Squad."

They're just as likely to train their sights on fellow Democrats, but lately Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (New York), Rashida Talib (Michigan), Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts), and (in the example below) Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) have been taking shots at the president:

Omar: "He's spewing his fascist ideology onstage, telling you, as citizens, to go back because they don't agree with his detrimental polices for our country."

Trump, of course, refuses to let something like that pass and is firing back:

Trump: "These are people that, in my opinion, hate our country. Now, you can say what you want, but if they're not happy here, they can leave."


Dr. Shae Garrison of Concerned Women for America says President Trump is playing the four radical freshmen and their fellow travelers. "I think it's part of his strategy," she tells OneNewsNow, "and I think that it will work to keep it there until 2020 because he's saying what a lot of us feel – even Democrats."

Many Democrats – and many in the mainstream media, as well – have jumped on the bandwagon being pushed by "The Squad": that the president is racist. Garrison says, as usual, the left is overplaying its hand.

"I do not believe Trump is racist at all. I don't think that you can point to anything concrete to say that," she shares, pointing out that just last week "The Squad" also said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a racist. "And even Republicans don't think Pelosi is a racist," adds CWA's vice president for international affairs.

Israel taking the high road on Omar, Tlaib

Two members of "The Squad" – Ilhan Omar and Rashica Tlaib – are being allowed to enter Israel for an official trip. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, says the Israeli government really didn't have any choice but to approve the visit by the two Muslim lawmakers.

The Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, confirmed on Friday that Omar and Tlaib have been approved to visit the Palestinian-controlled areas of Israel despite their support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement. "Out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel," he said.


Cardoza-Moore says Israel was placed in a no-win situation. "The reality is whether Israel invites them or they refuse to invite them because they support BDS, they're not going to be able to win for losing on this one," she states. "So [Israel is] going to take the high road: They're going to allow them to come in to do their little investigation …."

And even though she considers Omar and Tlaib "an embarrassment" to the U.S. Congress, Cardoza-Moore says she understands the position taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Out of respect, he's going to let them in – and we'll have to deal with the fallout when they return," she laments.

And that fallout, she says, will result from the "disinformation and lies" the two Muslim congresswomen bring back with them.

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