President Trump Releases Raw 60 Minutes Video

by Daveda Gruber

Never underestimate what President Trump will do. If he says he’ll do something, he does it.

Trump wants everyone to understand that the mainstream media is fake news. Most of us already know that the news lies to us but there are people who don’t understand the depth of it.

The President recently did an interview with Lesley Rene Stahl of the television show “60 Minutes” to be released on Sunday night.

Stahl is an American television journalist. She has spent most of her career with CBS News, where she began as a producer in 1971. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

After the interview, Trump displayed his displeasure with how it turned out and that Stahl came across more like an opinion journalist than a real reporter.

Trumped tweeted this:

The video is not available everywhere but here it is. Watch and see what you think 60 Minutes will edit out for their Sunday night show.


President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID

by Daveda Gruber:

Early on Friday President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.

This puts the Trump campaign into turmoil.

Hours after his long-time aide Hope Hicks fell ill with the virus, Trump and his wife were tested.

The White House canceled previously scheduled campaign events in Florida on Friday that include a Make America Great Again rally that was planned to take place outside Orlando.

Former White House doctor Ronny Jackson was reported to have told Fox News on Friday morning that Trump was asymptomatic.

He predicted that the president would “weather this storm.”

Jackson said, “I will bet you that he does not develop symptoms, that he moves on and this does not become a big deal.”

Trump will quarantine in the White House with the First Lady.

The president is now scheduled to hold a phone call on COVID-19 support for vulnerable seniors this afternoon.

Trump tweeted this early today:

Melania tweeted this:

So far, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have tested negative.

Pence tweeted this:

White House spokesman Judd Deere said, in a statement, that the president “takes the health and safety of himself and everyone who works in support of him and the American people very seriously.”

Deere said, “White House Operations collaborates with the Physician to the President and the White House Military Office to ensure all plans and procedures incorporate current CDC guidelines and best practices for limiting COVID-19 exposure to the greatest extent possible both on complex and when the President is traveling.”

I’d like to take this time to wish the President and the First Lady a speedy recovery.

Did the positive results throw a wrench into the Trump campaign plan? Yes, it did but I believe that they will scramble and recover their footing.


Pelosi Says Biden Shouldn’t Bother to Debate Trump

by Daveda Gruber

On Friday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once again made it clear that she didn’t think that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should debate President Trump.

She exclaimed that Trump and his “henchmen” have no “fidelity” to facts or the truth.

Pelosi had an interview on “Morning on CBS” and was asked whether she still believed the former vice president should skip the three scheduled debates.

Pelosi answered, “Oh, I do. Not that I don’t think he’ll be excellent. I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth and, actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States.”

She went on to say, “He and his henchmen are a danger, with their comments, are a danger to our democracy. So I don’t want to give him – I mean, why bother? He doesn’t tell the truth.”

This was not the first time that Pelosi has said that Biden should not debate Trump. In late August the Speaker said that Biden should cancel his debates with Trump.

At that time she said that she didn’t want the forums to become an “exercise in skullduggery.”

Pelosi said at that time, “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way about this.”

The Biden campaign did not agree with Pelosi.

Biden’s response to this was, “As long as the commission continues down the straight and narrow as they have, I’m going to debate him. I’m going to be a fact-check on the floor while I’m debating him.”

The former Vice President can’t even remember his name, where he is and he has trouble just reading a speech off of a teleprompter.

He thinks he’s going to fact-check Trump?

I don’t, as a rule, ever agree with Pelosi. In her opinion on that Biden shouldn’t debate Trump, I must admit that it would be to Biden’s advantage to not debate Trump.

Actually, I’m looking forward to Biden bumbling and stumbling on his words during a debate but I have this fear that I won’t get to eat my popcorn.

My reason for this is that I am concerned if the debate will go on as planned.

Will Biden come down with COVID? Will an emergency be created by the Democrats to prevent the debate? Could there be massive loss of power from a potential enemy? Will the Russians or Chinese invade the U.S.?

I know, I’m panicking because I want the debate to be televised as planned and I don’t trust Democrats nor do I trust their allies in the mainstream media.

Biden’s handlers and the media must know that Biden cannot keep up with our President.

That brings to mind that if the debate goes as planned Biden will have notes to read and already knows the questions. That didn’t help Hillary Clinton when she went up against Trump. There’s that one moment that I’ll never forget when Trump told her that she would have been in jail.

I also find it problematic that there will be no drug tests before the Trump-Biden debate. Biden would not get good results.

My distrust of the Democrats makes me also wonder if there will be a microphone in Biden’s ear giving him the answers.

Okay, that may not help Biden too much because his concentration won’t let him absorb Chris Wallace asking questions, Trump possibly answering or cutting off Biden and a microphone telling him what to say.

Those are too many confusing factors for a man who forgets who he is or where he is.

I want my next Tuesday night on September 29 at 9:00 PM Eastern time to be my time to be entertained in front of my television and have my popcorn.

Trump Plans Executive Orders Protecting Preexisting Conditions

by Daveda Gruber

On Tuesday Vice President Mike Pence had an interview with CBS Evening News and said that President Trump is preparing to issue a series of executive actions on health care.

One of the executive actions may include a measure to safeguard insurance protections for people with preexisting conditions.

During the upcoming weeks the President and his administration will be in a fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court.

Pence defended the White House-backed legal challenge to the health law also known as ObamaCare.

The high court is scheduled to begin hearing oral arguments Nov. 10, one week after the presidential election.

Republicans are set to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court that is now vacant after the recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seems to believe that the Senate Republicans have enough votes to confirm a new justice.

Pence said, “We’ve long believed that the individual mandate at the center of ObamaCare was unconstitutional. But make no mistakes about it, the president’s also been very clear that we’re going to make sure that any American with a preexisting condition continues to have coverage.”

He went on to say, “The president’s going to take action in the weeks ahead to ensure that, and we’re going to continue to take our case to Capitol Hill to pass a new health care reform bill that will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government.”

Trump is expected to make an announcement, which was initially scheduled for late August but the Pandemic delayed the date, during an event Thursday afternoon in North Carolina.

Trump previously pledged to release a health care plan by the end of August but missed the self-imposed deadline.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a Tuesday press briefing that Trump is working on a soon-to-be-unveiled health plan. She declined to provide more details on the subject..

She said, “The president in the next week or so will be laying out his vision for health care.”

The outcome of the lawsuit to overturn ObamaCare will affect millions of Americans.

According to a Congressional Budget Office report from 2017 about the effects of repealing ObamaCare, the repeal of the decade-old law could leave up to 32 million people without health insurance by 2026.

There was a vote in the Senate on July 27, 2017 on repealing the Obama healthcare bill but now deceased Senator John McCain from Arizona voted against it. He was the deciding vote and flew to Washington to cast it even though he was battling brain cancer that soon after took his life.

That was a huge blow to all who wanted it dissolved.

The late Senator’s wife, Cindy McCain recently made it clear that she was backing Democratic nominee for President, Joe Biden.

Here’s a look on that historic vote that made McCain a very disliked man:

Here are the Topics for First Trump-Biden Debate

by Daveda Gruber

The topics that will be debated during the first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have been released.

Chris Wallace, who is the anchor of Fox News Sunday, will moderate the debate. On Tuesday the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced the issues.

One of the issues will be the Supreme Court nomination that came to the table after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now, her replacement.

The Pandemic caused by the coronavirus will be up for debate. Along with that, the national economy being flattened by the virus will be up for discussion.

Protests and violence that have happened and are still taking place in some cities across the country will be a topic too.

Wallace also included a crucial issue, which came into light over expanded voting by mail amid the pandemic, the Biden and Trump records and the integrity of the election.

The nonpartisan commission has organized and conducted the presidential and vice presidential general election debates for more than three decades. They have warned that the topics listed are subject to possible changes because of news developments.

The commission has make clear that topics were announced in advance in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country.

So far, in a nutshell, these are the topics:

The Trump and Biden Records

The Supreme Court


The Economy

Race and Violence in our Cities

The Integrity of the Election

The first debate will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Health Education Campus (HEC) Samson Pavilion at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The format for the first showdown calls for six 15-minute long segments. Each segment will be dedicated to a particular topic.

There will be two more debates between Trump and Biden, one on October 15th in Nashville, Tennessee and another in October on the 22nd in Miami, Florida.

The other debate will be between Senator Kamala Harris of California and Vice President Mike Pence will take place on October 7th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The four debates will start at 9 pm ET and will run for 90 minutes without any commercials to interrupt the events.

The fact that the topics were given in advance has been made clear. It does make me wonder how much knowledge of the exact questions are known, specifically to the Biden team.

It has not been mentioned if notes will be permitted.

Get the popcorn ready, this is going to be very interesting and I believe fun too!

Kushner Says BLM Protests Go Too Far

by Daveda Gruber

On Thursday White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, was asked about the violence that is happening in Kenosha, Wisconsin that followed after a law enforcement officer shot Jacob Blake.

Kushner, who is married to President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, said that Americans have seen enough protests that go too far.

In a video interview with Politico Kushner said, “This country’s seen enough of the protests and some of the negative things that can happen when the protests go too far or are hijacked.”

He went on to say, “You look at a lot of these cities, and you look at a lot of these politicians that were talking last week. They’ve done a lot of complaining, but a lot of these people have been here for decades and haven’t gotten anything done.”

Kushner has pressed for the First Step Act, which is a criminal justice reform package, and praised his father-in-law for signing it into law.

The package creates opportunity zones that incentivize investment in low-income areas.

Kushner said, “What we need to do right now is make sure we take the anger that people have, and we have to move from slogans to constructive solutions.”

Kushner also criticized NBA players who bowed out of games in protest. He maintained that they were all talk and no action.

On Wednesday night, Milwaukee Bucks players refused to play against the Orlando Magic.

Other playoff games in the NBA and some regular-season games in the WNBA and MLB were also postponed in protest over the shooting.

Kushner said, “We’re offering solutions with policy. The other side’s doing a lot of complaining. What I’d love to see from the players in the NBA, again, they have the luxury of taking the night off from work. Most Americans don’t have the financial luxury to do that.”

I happen to agree with Kushner. Firstly, when did sports become a field to protest what is law enforcement’s job to do?

The kneeling to the National Anthem and the American flag by Colin Kaepernick, is what started all sports protesting.

So now, after sports that were cancelled because of COVID-19 are beginning to come back, the players are talking time to refuse to play because this is a way to protest.

I say stop paying the players if they don’t play when a game is scheduled.

Personally, I am offended by athletes, who are paid very large salaries, getting involved in areas that they have no business in.

If they are truly concerned, let them go into the inner cities and donate to building centers that could help the children in underprivileged areas with sports, learning and yes, even meals.

One man knelt and the sheep followed. It should have stopped before it got to the point that it has.

It was time to stop the violence quite some time ago. It was time to stop the involvement in law enforcement and political issues by athletes who are paid to play a game.

Robert Trump Funeral Planned for Friday

by Daveda Gruber

On Monday President Trump said that the funeral for his brother, Robert, will most likely be on Friday.

The president said that there may be a small service at the White House.

Trump said, “I think it would be a great honor to him. He loves our country so much. He would be so proud.”

He then added, “I think it’d be appropriate.”

Robert Trump died on Saturday night  just before his seventy-second birthday which would have been on August 26th.

To read more about Robert Trump’s death, please see my article written on Sunday here:

Brother of President Trump Dead at 71

Rest in Peace Robert Trump – August 26, 1948 to August 15, 2020.

Is President Trump Allowed to Play Golf?

by Daveda Gruber:

When President Trump does something you can be certain that people who support him will be okay with it but Democrats and the mainstream media will attack the President’s motives.

On Sunday Trump defended his golf playing.

Trump tweeted this:

The tweet came out after a Saturday trip to Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia.

Trump had time for a round of golf after a campaign rally in New Hampshire was cancelled because of storms expected from Tropical Storm Fay.

It marked the president’s first trip to the course, which is a favorite of his, since the pandemic began.

This was Trump’s 275th visit to a golf club as president. It is the 273rd time he traveled while being president to one of the golf clubs owned by his family’s company.

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the then President played a total of 333 rounds of golf during his eight years in office.

Obama visited a golf course 98 times through the same time in his presidency as Trump.

By late May, it was reported that Trump had spent all or part of 248 days at a golf course while president.

Why is this even an issue? I’ll tell you.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump attacked President Barack Obama for reports of Obama’s visits to play golf.

Trump said, at the time, “Because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”

Maybe Trump didn’t anticipate such a stressful presidency and didn’t know he’d need some time to get some fresh air and relax on a golf course.

In my opinion, Trump should play golf whenever he has the time. I play golf and it is a good stress reliever for me. I hope it does the same for my President.

Trump Gives Mount Rushmore & July 4th New Meaning

by Daveda Gruber:
Last night many Americans had the privilege to watch and listen to President Trump in South Dakota in the shadow of the beauty of Mount Rushmore.

As the President stood and spoke, many thought that this was his best speech since he became our President.

There had been concerns that Mount Rushmore could be destroyed because of the efforts from radical domestic terrorists to take away our history by removing statues and monuments that these anti-Trump people feel make them feel offended.

In his speech Trump vowed, “This monument will never be desecrated. All of those found guilty of defacing statues and monuments will face ten years in prison. The party’s over for lawless and destructive street anarchy.”

Trump went on to say, “This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore. Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and for each other.”

“Trump declared the United States to be “the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth” and claimed that “no nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the CITIZENS [emphasis original] of our great nation.”

Last night’s kickoff for July 4th celebrations included a spectacular fireworks show over Mount Rushmore, which has not been done for a decade because of the possibility of wild fires.

Apparently, the risk has been diminished throughout the years. There were no reports of wildfires burning in the Black Hills the morning after.

I felt that the spirit of Independence Day was delivered with grace and strength by a man who came across as a real leader of the greatest nation in the world.

In essence, our President may have given the most expressive and high spirited speech of his presidency. I truly believe that he gave new meaning to the importance of Mount Rushmore and to

July 4th our Independence Day.

On the July 4th 2020 weekend, a renewed passion released patriotism within the American people and the sky up high at Mount Rushmore.

Watch Trump’s speech here:

Fireworks display shown here:

God Bless President Trump and God Bless America!

Did Russians Put a Bounty on U.S. Military in Afghanistan?

by Daveda Gruber:

Late on Monday the Defense Department claimed that there is no corroborating evidence that supports what the New York Times reported about Russian military offering bounties to the Taliban linked militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. troops.

President Trump has denied any knowledge of the situation that the Times reported.

A statement from the Pentagon was put out.

Jonathan  Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman, said in that statement, “To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports. Regardless, we always take the safety and security of our forces in Afghanistan—and around the world—most seriously and therefore continuously adopt measures to prevent harm from potential threats.”

The New York Times did not name its sources but they are allegedly officials.

The unnamed people allegedly gave information that some “Islamist militants” or “criminal elements” collected payouts.

The report went on to say that that 20 Americans were killed there in 2019 but the article didn’t articulate if the bounty had been involved in any of the deaths.

In a statement from the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, he wrote that the allegations in the report were not verified by the intelligence community and that is the reason that Trump was not briefed on the matter.

He said, “Nevertheless, the administration, including the National Security Council staff, have been preparing should the situation warrant action.”

O’Brien noted that Trump’s top priority is the security of Americans and the safety of the men and women who serve in the military.

A briefing was led by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and O’Brien, were Representative Michael McCaul, R-TX., who is  the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Adam Kinzinger, R-IL.,

McCaul and Kinzinger said in a statement that lawmakers were told “there is an ongoing review to determine the accuracy of these reports.”

In the statement they said, “If the intelligence review process verifies the reports, we strongly encourage the Administration to take swift and serious action to hold the Putin regime accountable.”

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany also gave a statement which she said, “This does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter.”

She reiterated that the White House has maintained that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence was briefed on such intelligence.

It has been reported that Trump has now been briefed but that briefing took place after the New York Times reported on unverified intelligence.

But the White House is still insisting that Trump has not been briefed yet.

Why the discrepancy? Could the information have been completely made up?

On Tuesday, top Democrats in the House visited the White House for a briefing on the alleged bounties.

The delegation was led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md,. and also included Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and others.

On Monday, Hoyer had demanded a briefing for all House members on the matter.

A think tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ senior fellow, Thomas Joscelyn, allegedly told the Wall Street Journal that “Moscow’s willingness to embrace the Taliban openly and publicly dates back several years.” He also said that would not be surprised if there is truth to the report.

If there is truth to the report? The report has not been verified or substantiated by the Intelligence Community.

What if there is no truth to the report? Could the New York Times have just made up the story?

The mainstream media is in a very sad state of affairs if we have to question big news sources that we have trusted for years. But then, that’s why we all use the term “Fake News” so freely.