The LuLasc Edition #3290, September, 01, 2016
So Donald Trump goes to Mexico to meet the Mexican President. The President invited Trump which you would think have given Trump leverage. But at the meeting, Trump wussed out and did not come back with a “deal”. Trump was told by the Mexican President that Mexico would not pay for the wall. Trump’s people made a statement saying of course the Mexican President had to say that.
A bit about the wall.
1. Mexico doesn’t have the money to pay for the wall.
2. Congress has stalled funding on border fences since 2006 and they are going to approve a wall?
3. The wall will encompass a number of states and the Rio Grande River. What jurisdictions are going to be used and what of the property owners along the coast?
4. Are we going to build a wall for the net migration of 20,000 people from Mexico?
Trump went from trying to be a statesman in the morning and then reverted to be a carnival barker later on in the day.
Overnight, a few Trump Hispanic backers jumped ship.
On Twitter, Peña Nieto accused Trump of lying — despite the fact he did not challenge Trump's version of events during the press conference.
"At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall," wrote Peña Nieto. "From there, the conversation addressed other issues, and developed a respectful manner."
Since the meeting between the two men was conducted behind closed doors, it's essentially Peña Nieto's word against Trump's.
The incentive for Trump to lie is a smart political ploy — leaving the meeting without extracting some kind of concession from the Mexican leader would make the "strong" candidate look weak — but Peña Nieto is facing a storm of criticism for both his decision to meet with Trump in the first place and the conciliatory tone of the resulting press conference, which many Mexican regarded as a caving in of the President who is at a lower than 30% approval rating. Keep in mind that this was the same Mexican populace that made up Piñatas of Trump on Holy Saturday to share their dismay for the billionaire.
Eric Trump and his wife stopped by the Clarks Summit headquarters Tuesday. The Luzerne County GOp was there from and center. The grand opening of the campaign office on North State Street in Clarks Summit was held Tuesday afternoon.
Many supporters came out to see the ceremony's special guest, Donald’s son Eric Trump.
Evie Refalko McNukty got a chance to meet up with both Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton last month when both were in town for an event.
“Even in a campaign season like this one, it’s an odd decision from Pat Toomey to campaign with someone who has called him a coward in public,” said Coit. “Nobody’s taking Pat Toomey’s press conferences seriously because the only real question for him is whether he believes a racist scam artist should be the President of the United States.”
“It’s also ironic for Pat Toomey to try and criticize Katie’s successful career in the public and private sectors. Pat Toomey has spent his entire career working for Wall Street banks, a Chinese billionaire in Hong Kong, and as Wall Street’s top lobbyist in DC. Now, he’s in Congress, and surprise! He’s supporting every pro-Wall Street, pro-millionaire policy he can get his hands on. Pat Toomey’s been in the cushiest revolving door you can find for the last three decades, and now he’s just campaigning to stay there for another six years.”
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Frankie speaks with James May & Michael Taluto from PENNDOT about safe driving over the Labor Day weekend holiday, as well as Back To School safety.
And Frankie speaks with Amanda & Quentin from the Northeast Regional Cancer Center about their Cancer Survivor Day coming up on Sept 10th.
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