Move over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there’s a new sheriff in town — the U.S. military parade.
Per multiple reports, a plan to showcase the U.S. armed forces in a grand parade down Pennsylvania Avenue is underway at the White House and the Pentagon.
As reported by Politico, President Donald Trump was so impressed with France’s military showcase during last year’s French Bastille Day celebration that he has jockeyed for such an event to take place in the United States.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” said a military official speaking on the event. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
Two officials told the Washington Post that the process of crafting a military parade came after a Jan. 18 meeting at the Pentagon.
White House and Pentagon officials have confirmed that a massive military parade will take place later this year that will showcase the U.S. armed forces,
The Post noted that a military parade is not only a tall order pragmatically, but financially as well.
Shipping military hardware, technology and weaponry to the nation’s capital could cost the government millions, and it is still unclear as to how the event would be paid for.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news in a statement Tuesday, saying that the president “is incredibly supportive” of the men and women serving in the U.S. military.
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” Sanders said. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
And on Tuesday, the Pentagon revealed that the specifics of the parade are currently being worked out.
Back in September, Trump marveled at the military parade that took place during French Bastille Day and praised the spectacle while sitting alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.
“It was military might and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France,” Trump said in September. “And people don’t know what great warriors they are in France, but when you see that and you see all the victories, it was a tremendous thing.”
“To a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July Fourth in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue, if I have your approval,” he added.
The remarks ended with a Trump proposing a little friendly competition.
“I don’t know,” Trump continued as he laughed alongside Macron. “We’re gonna have to try and top it, but we had a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a beautiful thing to see.”
As noted by Politico, the last American military parade to take place in Washington D.C., occurred in 1991 after the U.S. armed forces defeated the Iraqi army in the Persian Gulf War.
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Donald Trump’s election victory saved the United States from the establishment of an “Orwellian police state” in the hands of Democrats who would have used the same authoritarian tactics “over and over again” to “circumvent the will of the people in future elections,” according to Denzel Washington.
“If the Democrats had won the election, we never would have found out they were using false documents to get warrants to spy on American citizens and political opponents. We never would have known this. Think about it!” said Denzel Washington at a press conference in New York.
“They would have a tool they would use over and over again to circumvent the will of the people in future elections,” said Denzil Washington, who has just been nominated for an Oscar for his film Roman J. Israelm Esq.
The nomination marks the eighth time Washington has been nominated in the best actor category, making him the most-nominated African-American actor of all time.
Asked by a reporter if he was sure the memo released by Congress on Friday was “reliable“, Denzel Washington said, “Hell yeah, it’s reliable. We don’t need to know the nitty gritty to understand exactly what’s happened here.
“We know that a warrant to spy on the Trump team was issued based on media reports, and these media reports were based on information provided by an opposition research firm being paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton.”
“You guys can’t see what is wrong with this? You’re kidding me,” The Equalizer actor said, before adding, “Well I guess you are reporters. How many reporters was it that got caught colluding with the Clinton campaign?”
Addressing the reporters personally, Denzel Washington called them out for refusing to publish anything critical about the Democratic Party.
“I grew up a Democrat. I get it. I know a lot of people who hate Trump with a real passion.”
“But you’ve got to understand that we dodged a bullet when Clinton lost. More than one bullet. We avoided a war with Russia, and we avoided the creation of an Orwellian police state.”
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is available digitally now, with the Blu-ray and DVD hitting shelves Feb. 13.
One of the narratives that President Donald Trump detractors try to peddle is that he’s a soulless and petty racist.
While it’s impossible to know what’s truly in someone’s heart, there is mounting evidence to suggest otherwise.
Take, for example, the tragic death Sunday of 26-year-old Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.
We know that the NFL and Trump are hardly allies.
At a rally in September, Trump railed against the league and its players who protested the national anthem.
The league responded with mass protests during the national anthem from nearly every team.
Even teams that had never knelt for the anthem before, such as the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, all participated in sending a message to Trump.
The president could’ve easily remained mum on the death of Jackson. He was not a household name by any stretch.
Nobody would’ve thought anything about Trump’s silence on the matter.
Instead, Trump came out to offer his condolences to the Colts linebacker affectionately referred to as “Pound Cake.”
My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence also chimed in on Twitter. Pence is from Indiana.
On my way to Alaska. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Indianapolis @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This was a senseless & avoidable tragedy. This is a great loss for the entire Indiana community. My prayers are with his family in their time of grief. https://t.co/JKkzxakfmE
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 6, 2018
Trump also tried to raise awareness for one of his big platforms, immigration reform, as more details emerged about the circumstances surrounding Jackson’s death.
So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2018
Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were both killed after Manuel Orrego-Savala allegedly drove into them on the side of the highway.
Orrego-Savala had a blood alcohol level of .239, almost triple the legal limit of .08, per the Indianapolis Star.
To make matters worse, Orrego-Savala was also in the United States illegally.
Orrego-Savala has had three prior run-ins with the law, with two of the incidents getting him deported to Guatemala.
In 2005, Orrego-Savala was arrested for driving under the influence in Redwood City, California.
In 2006, Orrego-Savala was arrested by ICE in San Francisco for being in the country illegally. That led to his first deportation to Guatemala.
In 2009, Orrego-Savala was again arrested by immigration officers, prompting his second deportation.
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South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy announced Wednesday that will not run for re-election, instead opting for a return to the justice system.
Though he is leaving politics and giving up his chairmanship of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, some have speculated that Gowdy might someday hold an even more important title — that of Supreme Court justice.
“I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office,” Gowdy said in a statement. “Instead I will be returning to the justice system. Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system.”
The same day Gowdy announced his pending departure from Congress and politics, a seat opened up on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Dennis W. Shedd, who serves on the Richmond, Virginia-based federal court, assumed senior status on Wednesday, meaning that he is leaving active service, though he will still be involved in some cases.
According to The Daily Caller News Foundation, Shedd’s seat covers part of South Carolina. This might open the door for President Donald Trump to nominate Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, to the court.
Before being elected to Congress, Gowdy served as a state solicitor and federal prosecutor. Moreover, his name as been thrown around before as someone who might potentially be nominated to the federal bench.
If Gowdy does become a federal judge, he may have a chance at one day being nominated to the Supreme Court, said National Review Online contributing columnist Dan McLaughlin.
“Don’t be surprised if Gowdy is Trump’s pick to replace Shedd for a life-tenured position (and maybe an outside shot someday at the Supreme Court),” McLaughlin wrote.
At least on Twitter, many people seemed to welcome the idea of a “Justice” Gowdy.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 31, 2018
Trey Gowdy for Supreme Court Justice!!!
— Wendie Thompson (@WendieThompson) January 31, 2018
Greenville County GOP chair Nate Leupp, meanwhile, noted that Gowdy becoming a federal judge is certainly a possibility.
“We’ve been hearing for a long time that Congressman Gowdy wanted to leave D.C.,” Leupp told The Greenville News. “We wonder if that’s what he’s been eyeing.”
“I think that the president would definitely be looking towards Congressman Gowdy for something like that,” he added.
On the other hand, a source told The DCNF that Gowdy does not want to become a federal judge.
“He is not planning on becoming a judge,” the source said. “He was approached months ago and turned it down.” The source added that Gowdy plans to go back to being a lawyer.
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House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff put out a statement about how horrible it would be for the country to release the FISA memo. However, Trey Gowdy exposed the real reason Schiff doesn’t want the memo released.
“I said to my committee colleagues during this hearing, sadly, we can fully expect that the president of the United States will not put the national interest over his own personal interest. But, it is a sad day, indeed, when that is also true of our own committee. Because today, this committee voted to put the president’s personal interest, perhaps their own political interest, above the national interest, in denying themselves even the ability to hear from the department and the FBI,” said Schiff.
Now here’s Gowdy’s take on it. “Look, my Democratic colleagues didn’t want us to find this information. They did everything they could to keep us from finding this information,” said Gowdy.
“I think it will be embarrassing to Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep them from learning any of this. That would be the embarrassment. I mean, going to court to help Fusion GPS so we can’t find out they paid for the dossier, and that they were working for the DNC,” said Gowdy.
Trump’s biggest victory at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is being utterly ignored by the mainstream media.
Trump’s all business, and he was definitely about the task of making America great again at last week’s event.
Now, the media couldn’t help but cover Trump’s more public appearances. But what many outlets are failing to report is that he also had a series of meetings with the CEOs of Europe’s top corporations.
And at one of those dinner meetings, something extraordinary happened.
From The Daily Caller:
In a stunning moment, one by one, European titans of industry from companies like Adidas, Siemens and Bayer went around the table to thank Trump for the passage of tax cuts and the easing of corporate tax burdens. Almost every CEO had a new US-based investment or strategic business to announce.
Liberals might initially dismiss this as Trump just helping out more of his rich friends.
As the president of Seimens, Joe Kaeser, said at that dinner, “since you have been so successful in tax reform we have decided to develop the next generation gas turbines in the United States.”
Trump’s tax cuts weren’t about putting money in the pockets of corporate giants. That’s just a means to an end. His goal was creating American jobs.
And that’s precisely what happened.
Seimens and many others will soon be bringing a lot more business, and a lot more jobs, to our shores. All thanks to President Trump.
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There were a lot of pretty amazing moments during President Trump’s first State of the Union address.
But amidst all the incredible stories of heroism and the powerful new policies announced, there was one moment that really stood out.
About midway into his speech, Trump started talking about illegal immigration and the tremendous harm it does to this country.
And then, he uttered one line that absolutely brought down the house:
“My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American dream. Because Americans are Dreamers too.”
While there were plenty of standing ovations during the course of the night, none were nearly as boisterous as the one Trump received after that remark.
With just five little words, Trump effectively reframed the debate over illegal immigration, and that has got to have Democrats worried.
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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are pleased to announce that the following individuals will be their special guests, seated with the First Lady, at the President’s first State of the Union address:
Corey Adams: Corey Adams is a skilled welder at Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio, where he has worked for more than eight years. During 2017, Corey and his wife were able to become first-time homeowners, and they will invest their extra money from tax reform into their two daughters’ education savings.
Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas: Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens are the parents of Nisa Mickens.
Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas are the parents of Kayla Cuevas. Nisa and Kayla had been close friends since elementary school, but in September 2016, the two girls were chased down and brutally murdered. Their deaths were among a string of 17 Long Island slayings that have been attributed to Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
Corporal (Ret.) Matthew Bradford: Matthew Bradford joined the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school and deployed to Iraq in 2006.
In 2007, he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). Shrapnel shot into both of his eyes, blinding him, and the explosion also took both of his legs. After multiple surgeries and therapy, Matthew reenlisted in the Marine Corps — the first blind, double amputee to do so.
Jon Bridgers: Jon Bridgers founded the Cajun Navy 2016, as a non-profit rescue and recovery organization to respond to flooding in south Louisiana.
In 2017, the Cajun Navy set out to provide aid to those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. He and the Cajun Navy 2016 have helped thousands of people across the South, and to this day, they are helping collect resources and donations for those who lost their homes in the storms.
David Dahlberg: David Dahlberg works as a fire prevention technician in southern California, stationed at the Pine Canyon Fire Station in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. In July 2017, he saved 62 children and staff members from a raging wildfire that had encircled their camp.
Officer Ryan Holets: Ryan Holets serves as a police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In his six years on the force, he has been shot at twice and experienced several near-death encounters. Officer Holets and his wife adopted a baby from parents who suffered from opioid addiction, breaking down walls between drug addicts and police officers to help save lives.
Ashlee Leppert: Ashlee Leppert has dedicated her life to her country, serving as an aviation electronics technician in the United States Coast Guard.
Last year, she rescued dozens of Americans imperiled during the devastating hurricane season. Nothing has left more of a mark on Ashlee than her efforts to lift a woman to safety in a helicopter basket. The woman was clutching a few bags of what Ashlee thought were clothes. As she drew the woman near, however, Ashlee saw four sets of children’s eyes looking at her as their guardian angel.
Agent Celestino “CJ” Martinez: CJ Martinez is a Supervisory Special Agent for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.
He has spent much of his 15-year tenure working to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including MS-13. His investigations have led to more than 100 arrests of MS-13 gang members who have been prosecuted for crimes, including homicide, assault, and narcotics and weapons trafficking. CJ is a proud veteran, having honorably served our Nation in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for more than 22 years.
Staff Sergeant Justin Peck: Staff Sergeant Justin Peck has served in the United States Army for eight years.
In November 2017, he was part of a team, along with Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, that was conducting a multi-day mission with partner forces in Raqqa, Syria, to clear IEDs from territory previously controlled by ISIS. After the team had located and disarmed seven IEDs, Chief Petty Officer Stacy was clearing the second floor of a hospital building when he was struck by an IED blast and severely wounded. Without hesitation, Staff Sergeant Peck, who was holding a position outside the building, rushed to Stacy’s location on the uncleared, IED-ridden second floor. Staff Sergeant Peck’s actions—including applying a tourniquet, placing an endotracheal tube, and performing artificial respirations and CPR — were directly responsible for saving Chief Petty Officer Stacy’s life.
Preston Sharp: Preston Sharp was visiting his veteran grandfather’s grave in 2015, when he noticed that other local veterans’ graves were not being honored with American flags or flowers. Today, Preston has organized the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves, as part of his goal to honor veterans in all 50 States and to challenge others to join the Flag and Flower Challenge (#FandFChallenge).
Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger: Siblings Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger started Staub Manufacturing Solutions, a contract manufacturing company specializing in metal fabrication, twenty years ago.
Today, they serve as president and vice president, respectively. Thanks to the “Trump bump” in their business, Staub Manufacturing Solutions has seen an uptick in sales, employment, and optimism. They have grown their team from 23 to 37 employees over the last year and recently expanded by acquiring a new building. Following enactment of the tax cuts and reform legislation last year, they were able to give all their employees larger than expected Christmas bonuses.
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America is clamoring to know what’s in that explosive FISA secret memo from the FBI.
And President Trump wants to give it to us, but he’s facing a lot of opposition from swamp-dwellers whose careers will suffer as a result of finally having to tell us the truth.
Well, as usual, its Rep. Trey Gowdy to the rescue.
While Gowdy is still trying to force full disclosure of the FISA memo and the damning revelations it makes.
In the meantime, he’s provided us with some tidbits, and they’re already enough to call for a full investigation against former and current FBI officials.
Of note among Gowdy’s remarks:
“We need to know a couple of things. Number one we need to know how the worlds premier law enforcement agency managed to lose five months worth of texts. And what is also troubling in the text we do have they’re discussing how to avoid texts being captured and secured. So what is missing is important but also what is there is important.”
“It is manifest bias not just against Trump, but against his kids, against his business interests. There is a text where they hope the Trump Hotel fails. That is a level of bias that you rarely see and you never see from law enforcement officers.”
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