Massive Love and Hate Towards Trump Flowed In Broward
The much anticipated Trump 2020 rally in Broward County did not disappoint the MAGA nation as 20K or so disciples of President Donald Trump packed the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida to hear the ever-funny and uplifting Gospel according to Trump.
It was literally a “Dead Sea” of red, as “Red hats” were everywhere. Dozens of street vendors littered the parking lot selling all kinds of Trump chachkies.
Why not? Let’s stick to Bible mentions and throw in a verse courtesy of Senator Marco Rubio.
“Blessed be the name of God forever & ever, for wisdom & power are his. He causes the changes of the times & seasons, establishes kings & deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise & knowledge to those who understand.”– Daniel 2:20-21
About 200 enthusiastic Trump haters and detractors converged on the event site led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Florida Democrats’ Terrie Rizzo, and the Iguana Hunter himself state Senator Gary Farmer.
Oh, Democrats had an inflatable “Baby Trump” too.
There were some instances where Trump supporters and Democratic detractors clashed, but because of the massive police presence, things only escalated to shouting.
Democrats have also co-opted President Trump’s use and coining of the term “fake.”
“Florida Democrats protest “fake resident” President Trump at rally,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Before President Donald Trump took the stage at his BB&T center rally in Sunrise, Florida, Florida Democrats were out in force to protest the president’s “homecoming” event. Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terry Rizzo, State Senator Gary Farmer, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz addressed the two hundred or so like-minded Democrats and spoke of the president’s illicit presidency and impeachable offenses.“We are going to send a message to Florida’s new fake resident,” stated Rep. Wasserman Schultz “We are familiar in Florida with people who try to scam residency in our state. The President is good at scams”
Team Trump also had a lot to say also:
“President Trump’s homecoming rally shows the excitement and enthusiasm that is surging throughout the Sunshine State. The President has delivered on his promises to Florida. His pro-growth policies have led to a booming economy and record-low unemployment. Abroad, President Trump has fought for human rights and been the most pro-Israel President in history. Come 2020, the Sunshine State will help send him back to the White House.” – Trump Victory Spokesperson Emerson George
We caught up with Rep. Brian Mast (R) at the rally before he took the stage with the president, where he shared his disbelief over the Democratic Party’s protest that was dwarfed by the sea of Trump
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“Baby Trump” took flight in Broward County
An ever-excited Democratic state Senator Gary Farmer-led an anti-Trump chant during the protest. Farmer spoke to The Floridian about his views on impeaching Trump.
Of course, Farmer supports impeachment but thinks the whole idea of impeaching a sitting U.S. president is nothing more than “irrelevant” because Senate Republicans are the ones that really control how this all goes down.
“Florida lawmaker says House impeachment inquiry is “irrelevant,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – As the open impeachment inquiry hearings began to play out, more and more Americans began to lose interest in the witness interviews with fewer now supporting impeaching President Donald Trump. Democrats run the risk of damaging their chances of winning back the Senate and retaining control of the House of Representatives if they continue pressing forward with the impeachment process against the president. Some House Republicans have begun to hedge their bets of supporting the impeachment of the president, and others, like Florida State Senator Gary Farmer (D), now believe that the impeaching Trump was “irrelevant.”
“President Trump rallies the South Florida faithful and heaps scorn on opponents,” by ANTHONY MAN, SKYLER SWISHER and BROOKE BAITINGER – The two diametrically opposed world views of President Donald Trump came together in one place Tuesday: the BB&T Center, where Trump held one of his signature rallies. Inside, a devoted crowd welcomed home the president, who recently declared himself a Florida resident. Outside, protesters displayed scorn and fury, along with the Baby Trump balloon, the orange-haired inflatable infant clad in a diaper and clutching a cellphone. Trump didn’t hold back. He whipped the crowd into a chant of “bullshit” when discussing the impeachment charges against him. He took shots at “Sleepy Joe Biden.” He railed against the “corrupt” media. He played up crowd favorites, declaring that he was building his wall. He addressed his health telling the crowd his “gorgeous chest” is just fine.
Gov. Ron DeSantis had a pretty busy day, as usual. DeSantis was all over the place on Tuesday, first appointing Steve Berlin to the Pinellas County Court, then he changed a few diapers, ate a couple Chick-Fil-A spicy sandwiches, then spoke at the Trump rally in Broward.
Trump shows a little too much love for DeSantis – “One day I am with him and I pat him on the shoulder and I go, whoa! That’s strong,” Trump recalled. “That’s a lot of muscle there. My hand didn’t sink in like it does with a lot of people. And then I see him without a shirt one day, and this guy is strong. He’s not fat. That’s all power. That’s all muscle. I want to tell you that.
“I said, ‘Ron, you’re one of the few I say it to: Don’t walk around with a jacket all the time. Take it off,’” Trump said.
“He’s a great guy, he’s a tough guy, he’s a brilliant guy and he’s our governor,” Trump added. (Sun-Sentinel)
“Wasserman Schultz continues to dish it out, literally” By Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Florida’s most outspoken member of Congress, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) can be heard dishing out the political barbs against President Trump and Republicans on a daily basis, but now the popular congresswoman from Weston, Florida is literally “dishing out” the goods in time for Thanksgiving. Instead of emailing her supporters the usual dose of Trump and Republican bashing, Rep. Wasserman Schultz has shared her family recipe for Kashe varnishkes, a traditional dish cooked up by Ashkenazi Jews. The recipe was a “Thank you” to her supporters who have stepped up big when she needed them to
“Former Hallandale mayor Joy Cooper found not guilty in corruption case” By Sun Sentinel’s Susannah Bryan – Joy Cooper, the mayor of Hallandale Beach until her arrest on corruption charges nearly two years ago, was acquitted on all six counts Tuesday by a Broward jury. Cooper teared up at the news and, once the jury had left the courtroom, was showered with hugs by more than two dozen supporters. “I just want to thank God,” she said, wiping away tears. “And my husband and my family who have stood by me — and my attorneys. It’s been very hard for me.” Because she was acquitted, Cooper can serve out the remainder of her mayoral term, which ends in November 2020. But as she left the courtroom, she declined to say whether she plans to return.
A message from Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried about gas pump scammers:
“During the busy holiday travel season, criminals will be working hard to scam you at the gas pump – it’s crucial that people are aware of exactly what to look out for, because each skimmer can defraud consumers up to a million dollars”
“Florida man guns down AK-47 wielding robber: ‘Not going to go out like a punk’” By New York Post’s Ben Feuerherd – A man in Florida told police and a local news station that he gunned down an AK-47-wielding robber because he didn’t want to “go out like a punk.” The man, 60-year-old Donovan Stewart, told CBS Miami that the robber pointed the automatic weapon at him while he, his wife, and his son were in his van early Monday morning in the Liberty City section of Miami. “He put an AK-47 to my damn face,” Stewart told the news station. “I am from Kingston town in Jamaica, and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest,” Stewart added. The robber was declared dead a short time later, according to the report.
“Florida’s Hate Crime Law Protects Some, But Still Has Gaps” By WLRN’s Madeline Fox – The FBI’s most recent data, for 2018, shows the number of hate crimes logged by the FBI in Florida holding fairly steady – 141 total hate crimes, down from 145. But it follows a 50 percent increase of hate crimes in the state from 2016 to 2017. Hate crimes aren’t always easy to prosecute — and some categories don’t fall under the hate crime umbrella at all in Florida. Florida’s hate crime law covers: Race, Religion, National origin, Mental disability, Sexual orientation, Advanced age. It does not cover physical disability, gender or gender identity (though all are part of the federal hate crimes law).
“Florida Supreme Court Urged to Decide Conservation Dispute” By Daily Business Review’s Jim Saunders – Five years after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment aimed at land and water conservation, environmentalists urged the state Supreme Court to wade into a battle about how money can be spent. Florida Defenders of the Environment and other plaintiffs filed a brief asking justices to decide a long-running dispute that centers on how state lawmakers carried out the 2014 constitutional amendment. The environmentalists took the case to the Supreme Court after the First District Court of Appeal sided with lawmakers in September.
Public Service Announcement from The Floridian and JUICE— Open enrollment is still going on, so if you don’t have health insurance, go out and get it, just know how truly unaffordable your plan will be. When you paying $1080 a month like I am for the same $215 a month healthcare plan I had 6 years ago, you know there is something very wrong with something.
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) says she feels good about the progress being made to pass the president’s USMCA trade deal. Wasserman Schultz also said that she was glad to see Mayor Michael Bloomberg enter the race, adding that he is proven leader and would add to the field of Democratic presidential candidates.
“Wasserman Schultz says she supports Trumps USMCA, not a NAFTA 2.0” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – President Donald Trump is on the verge of scoring a major victory for his administration, but congressional Republicans claim that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is stalling a key vote in the House of Representatives that would make that victory a reality. Trump kept a campaign promise to renegotiate the unfair NAFTA trade deal and replace it with a better, fairer trade deal with Mexico and Canada. The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal has garnered unprecedented bipartisan support in the House, but according to Pelosi, a couple of labor wrinkles need to be ironed out before the measure is voted on. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who calls the Republican claims against Pelosi “a little pathetic, has joined the growing number of Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Stephanie Murphy, in supporting Trump’s trade deal.
“Trump donates 3rd-quarter salary to help fight opioid crisis” By Associated Press – President Donald Trump is donating his third-quarter salary to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. A White House official says Trump has given the $100,000 he would be paid in the quarter to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, which oversees federal public health offices and programs, including the surgeon general’s office. The White House says the funds are being earmarked “to continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.” Trump has made tackling the misuse of opioids an administration priority. More than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 from drug overdoses, the bulk of them involving opioids. Trump is required to be paid, but he has pledged to donate his salary while in office to worthy causes. Trump donated his second-quarter salary to the surgeon general’s office.
“Rubio applauds Executive Order to sanction Cuban oil company” By Floridian’s Daniel Molina – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced today that it would be sanctioning Cuban company Corporacion Panamericana S.A. pursuant to Executive Order 13850 because it is owned or controlled by Cubametales. Cubametales was designated on July 3rd, 2019 because it was operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. Muzinich added that “treasury continues to pursue sanctions evaders to deny resources to the illegitimate Venezeulan regime.” Since being designated on July 3rd of this year, Cubametales, which is the Cuban state-run oil import and export company, has faced mounting pressure as businesses continue to refuse business with them because of their designation. With the designation of Corporacion Panamericana S.A., it adds further pressure because Cubametales had repeatedly offered them as an intermediary to continue operations and circumvent sanctions.
“’Slow-moving blob’ that may have been a flock of birds caused White House lockdown” By CNN’s Zachary Cohen, Kristin Wilson, Noah Gray, Rene Marsh and Barbara Starr – A “slow-moving blob” that may have been a flock of birds triggered a lockdown of the White House and caused the US Capitol to be placed on “restrictive access” Tuesday morning. Senior national security officials across the agencies convened to coordinate and monitor the situation after the mysterious “blob” was seen on radar at the Capitol Police command center flying just south of the National Mall, according to a law enforcement source. Military aircraft were scrambled in response.
Initial assessments indicated that the “blob” was an unauthorized aircraft entering restrictive airspace, leading to the brief lockdown.
“Stocks look set for new records on US-China trade harmony” By Associated Press – US stocks pointed higher on Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving after setting fresh highs on Tuesday, spurred by optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China. Investors are awaiting fresh U.S. home sales data, a key measure of inflation, and Washington’s latest quarterly estimate of economic growth. Investors have grown more hopeful over trade negotiations as the world’s two economies keep their rhetoric in check. The latest signals indicating that China and the U.S. are making progress toward a deal on trade have been particularly encouraging, as new U.S. tariffs are set to hit Dec. 15 on many Chinese-made items on holiday shopping checklists, such as smartphones and laptops.
“Federal judge blocks Trump health insurance rule for immigrants” By Fox News’s Frank Miles – A federal judge in Portland, Ore., has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction disallowing a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon, as The Oregonian reported, halted the directive requiring applicants have plans to be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering the nation, or have enough financial resources to cover the cost. President Trump had issued a proclamation in early October requiring immigrants, seeking visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already, applying for U.S. visas to prove they can afford health care. It didn’t affect lawful permanent residents. It didn’t apply to asylum-seekers, refugees or children.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz @DWStweets – My Fla neighbors want clean water & air, quality affordable health care, safe gun laws. We don’t want a new neighbor who abuses his power and panders to the NRA & polluters. Trump got vocal Blue arrival to Sunrise today, but honestly his divisive corrupt agenda can take a hike!
Rick Scott @SenRickScott – The US will always stand with those fighting for democracy & freedom worldwide. #Iran should focus on fixing the problems within its government instead of making threats against the US & our allies. Threats like these will not be taken lightly.
Marco Rubio @MarcoRubio retweeting @Florida GOP
No personal income tax
No estate or inheritance tax
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Join us in welcoming our newest resident, @realDonaldTrump
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell @RepDMP– One of the most important parts of being a parent is teaching your children kindness. Today, I was a proud mom as Jude & Siena helped me bake for our community at Tree of Life Adult Day Care & celebrate #Thanksgiving with our new friends there.
Frederica Wilson @RepWilson – I stand with Eulen workers demanding safe working conditions and expect @iflymia, @AmericanAir and @Delta to immediately take every necessary step to ensure that Eulen resolves these violations as soon as humanly possible.
Oscar Braynon II @oscarjb2 – No turkey? No problem! Today we had a @Walmart and @Publix gift card giveaway at @AmscotFinancial , so families can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving to all families!!
“Loophole in Florida’s sex crime law failed Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers. It still exists today,” by the Palm Beach Post’s John Pacenti – West PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach police handed State Attorney Barry Krischer in 2006 the names of five victims and 17 witnesses to build a case of rape and serial sexual molestation against Jeffrey Epstein. The girls had been lured with the promise of $200 for an hour’s work giving Epstein a massage only to find themselves trapped. Eight of the witnesses were 16- and 17-year-olds. All said Epstein had molested them. But under Florida law, the accused could not be charged with molesting those eight. And that remains the case today. Any potential related charges filed against Epstein would never have risen above misdemeanor battery. Under state law, anyone over the age of 16 who is molested but not penetrated can at best hope their assailant spends a year behind bars – the penalty for a first-degree misdemeanor. For victims, that means the potential punishment for their abuser is far less than a sex crime and the statute of limitations is far shorter.