A leading NBC News analyst chose an unlikely winner at the conclusion of Wednesday night’s first Democratic Debate; declaring Donald Trump the victor after ten candidates repeatedly failed to acknowledge the Commander-in-Chief by name.
“An NBC News analyst declared President Trump the winner of the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle,” reports Fox News. “Author and reporter Jonathan Allen expressed surprise that Trump emerged ‘largely unscathed’ as the field of 10 candidates mostly avoided direct attacks on him.”
“For long stretches, it seemed, they completely forgot about the man who has been at the center of pretty much every discussion among Democrats for the last two-plus years — the man they’re competing to take on next year. The obvious reason: The motivation to beat each other was, on this night, more urgent than defeating Trump — a life-or-death moment for some of their campaigns. Trump was the chief beneficiary of that dynamic,” Allen wrote.
Allen says the debate now allows the President to “exploit their divisions and position himself for re-election,” adding “he was one step closer to that after Wednesday’s debate.”
President Trump summed-up the entire debate in just one word Wednesday night: ‘Boring.’
“Mr. President, I respectfully disagree. To associate this crowd with BORING is an unfair attack on BORING people. BORING would be a step up!” posted Lindsey Graham on social media.
Mr. President, I respectfully disagree.
To associate this crowd with BORING is an unfair attack on BORING people.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 27, 2019
The Commander-in-Chief posted his one-word summary of the debates on social media halfway through the evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
“Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office,” reports the Associated Press.
The candidates called for free-college, the cancellation of student debt, “decriminalizing” illegal border crossings, and more during the two-hour debate.
Immigration was the most discussed topic of the evening.
Senator Elizabeth Warren toured the Homestead Immigration Detention Center in Florida before the debate, where she complained about a lack of emergency border funding; ironically missing a pivotal vote on…emergency border funding.
“There are a lot of different ways that we get in the fight. And one of them is that you show up. I’m at the Homestead detention center today and I hope you’ll be watching,” posted Warren on social media.
BAD IDEA: Ocasio-Cortez to Debate Economics Professor Over Socialism
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to square off with her Republican opponent in the coming weeks; setting the stage for a philosophical debate between the self-described Democratic Socialist and a former economics professor.
Cortez will face-off against GOP candidate Dr. Anthony Pappas; a former Associate Professor in Economics and Finance at St. John’s University in New York City.
“‘Professor vs Student’ of economics, this debate will offer the first glimpse of the major party candidates as they go head-to-head in the November 6th general election,” said a press release from Pappas’ campaign.
“Pappas is adamantly opposed to [socialism] because it is not an economic model that has worked in world history,” the campaign told the Daily Wire. “She is far away from any rational plan of action or solution.”
“Ocasio-Cortez is relying on a ‘make the wealthy pay for it’ scam which was shown to raise only $2 trillion for her spending spree,” added the campaign.
h/t Daily Wire
‘NOT ON BOARD’: House Dems Debate ‘Slavery Reparations,’ 60% of Americans ‘Oppose’ the Payments
House Democrats will hold hearings Wednesday on potential “reparations” for the descendants of slaves living in the US despite recent polling that shows the vast majority of Americans oppose the cash payments.
“House Judiciary Democrats on Wednesday were holding a hearing in the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee on H.R. 40 — a proposal by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, to set up a commission to study and develop a response to the question of reparations for slavery,” reports Fox News.
Recent polls show that 60% of Americans oppose reparations, while just 32% support it.
The date of the hearings -June 19th– marks the day in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Texas to declare the end of the US Civil War.
“However, in a finding that could put 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in a bind, the Fox poll found that among Democratic primary voters, 54 percent said they were likely to support a candidate who backed reparations, while 33 percent said they were not likely,” adds Fox.
Nearly all Democratic presidential candidates have offered their support for a “national conversation” on the controversial issue.
Failing presidential candidate Cory Booker introduced legislation earlier this year that would create a commission to study the topic.
“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed,” said Booker.
“Since slavery in this country, we have had overt policies fueled by white supremacy and racism that have oppressed African-Americans economically for generations,” Booker added. “Many of our bedrock domestic policies that have ushered millions of Americans into the middle class have systematically excluded blacks through practices like GI Bill discrimination and redlining.”
The issue of federal reparations has taken center stage in the 2020 Democratic primary fight in recent weeks, with top candidates -including Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren- saying new legislation is required to study the potential payments.
Read the full report at Fox News.