Florida's Daily Political Read - 8.26.19- DeSantis Voter Roll Clean-Up - Trump's Tariffs Working, China Wants to Negotiate

Florida's Daily Political Read - 8.26.19- DeSantis Voter Roll Clean-Up - Trump's Tariffs Working, China Wants to Negotiate

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 26, 2019

Trump Keeps Winning...

As the Asian markets crumble and Communist China's already devalued national currency plummets to an 11-year low because of the latest wave of tariff's the administration has levied on the Chinese, Beijing is not looking to end the trade war.

The Trump administration is more than likely doing a victory dance in the Oval Office as their big economic gamble seems to finally be paying off for them....

For 2020 Democratic presidential candidates "mum" is the word when it comes to talking about Trump's trade war with China. Democrats work and our supported by Big Labor, may of which reside throughout the Rust belt of the country, so it would not benefit them to attack the president over his efforts to even the trade playing field.

Here are the candidate's current positions on the China trade war (Axios):

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy and climate plans also lay out detailed ways that Biden would target China's climate abuses and make Americans jobs more competitive.
  • South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg outlined specific areas in which he would work to make the U.S. more competitive with on a domestic level to compete with China, including major infrastructure investments and revised trade and export policies.
  • The others, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar, offered broad statements on how the U.S. could be more aggressive toward China's trade abuses and develop a better relationship with America's allies to further those efforts. But they offered no substantive strategy or new areas to address.
  • Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, Rep. Tim Ryan and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke declined to comment.

Donna Shalala walks progressive tightrope in House by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

She's not considered a full-blown progressive, but she is not too far off. Shalala must run somewhere in the middle to be able to win reelection.

Mucarsel-Powell demands Senate pass gun violence bill by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Democrats continue pressuring Senate Republicans to follow their lead on gun violence, demand an up or down vote on the background checks.

Mast says 2020 Democrats “laundering” PAC money by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

According to Rep. Brian Mast, 2020 Democrats are liars and are "laundering" PAC money to the DNC

Crist says defense contracting business is booming by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Even Democrats like defense contractions. Just look at the donations they receive...

Progressive Democrats really do hate Matt Gaetz by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

The hate Matt Gaetz almost as much as they hate Trump...

Wasserman Schultz says school spending cuts fail kids by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Back to school blues fueled by education spending in Florida

Rubio targeted by FBI in “political espionage” probe by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Another witch hunt was in the making...


U.S. Border Patrol continues illegal immigration, drugs crackdown by HISPOLITICA

Trump fights opioid crisis, targets Chinese fentanyl by HISPOLITICA

Cruz, Rubio targeted by FBI in “political espionage” probe by HISPOLITICA

U.S. Border Patrol still facing tough challenges by HISPOLITICA

Georgia Defends Fetal Heartbeat Law by HISPOLITICA

Sen. Perdue in position to win reelection in Georgia by HISPOLITICA

Mark Kelly and Sen. Martha McSally flying even in latest poll by HISPOLITICA

Rep. Tlaib’s “hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.” by HISPOLITICA


Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis/ The Floridian

To vote fairly or not to vote. That is the question...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has made this a top priority, which is one of the few political issues that has seen bipartisan support in a growing and divisive political landscape.

Florida is a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, known as ERIC, and the state will be able to flag people that are registered to vote in more than one state, which will give election supervisors an opportunity to expunge ineligible voters from the rolls. READ MORE...

The Lt. Gov. position in Florida has long been considered a ceremonial role for whoever held the job, but things are very different now under the DeSantis administration as Lt. Gov Jeanette Nunez is making the rounds around the state as if she was governor.

Nunez is just as active as DeSantis, which could only alleviate the pressure put on DeSantis. Nunez will be in Hialeah today to visit with Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo to recognize the Bay of Pigs mission.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has joined a new nationwide effort with other attorneys general to crack down on those annoying robocalls. Moody says that she is taking "aggressive action to prevent and investigate illegal robocalls."

Speaker Jose Oliva (R) is not going to entertain a request to convene a special session of the Florida legislature just to address gun violence.

“While I’m sure this request for special session is sincere and well-intentioned, stated Oliva" We must always strive to do something right rather than just do something. We have committee weeks coming up and regular session shortly thereafter.

The first of several committee weeks will take place the week of September 15th.

President Donald Trump @realDonaldTrump

Great respect for the fact that President Xi & his Representatives want “calm resolution.” So impressed that they are willing to come out & state the facts so accurately. This is why he is a great leader & representing a great country. Talks are continuing!

Alcee L. Hastings @RepHastingsFL

The Admin's decision to end the #FloresSettlement to allow indefinite detention of migrant families & kids is an insult to American values, basic human rights & child welfare standards. This policy of intentional cruelty & family incarceration must end!

Illegal Alien with Active Warrant Arrested muggling Over 820 Pounds of Marijuana

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 820 pounds of marijuana and arrested 11 illegal aliens in a remote, mountainous canyon southeast of Arivaca Wednesday afternoon.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were alerted to a group wearing camouflage and carrying bundles of marijuana in the mountains west of Nogales. Assisted by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents located and arrested 11 men. Agents discovered 36 bundles of marijuana hidden nearby, weighing approximately 820 pounds.

The Honduran, Guatamalan, and Mexican nationals, ranging in age from 15 to 38 years old, are facing federal immigration and drug smuggling charges...READ MORE


Rick Scott @SenRickScott

The people of Hong Kong are resilient.

Protestors are being faced with violence but remain firm in their determination that justice and democracy will prevail over the grip of Communist China.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz @DWStweets

Republicans need to decide what they value more: an NRA scorecard, or keeping Americans safe.

It shouldn’t be a hard choice.

2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online.

In Broward County -- the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed -- an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school board about a school shooting threat posted on the messaging app Discord.

According to the Broward County police report, the threat said, "I want to shoot up a school. This is a genuine feeling. I want people to suffer. ... I wish to see those I haven't shot shake in fear and scream and cry at such a heinous act. Then see the shock on their faces once I've shot them too."

A Nova High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with false report of bomb or explosion, according to the police report. READ MORE



The latest Hill/ HarrisX poll has Trump losing ground among women voters. In Arizona, Trump is leading all the candidates in a head-to-head matchup up except for Joe Biden, who he trails by 2 points.


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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