CLAIM: President Trump said during the first presidential debate that Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden did not support banning travel on China at the height of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
VERDICT: True. Biden’s plan in dealing with the Chinese coronavirus does not include bans on travel from China, Europe, or any other hot spots.
“If you were here, it wouldn’t be 200,000. It would be two million people because you were very late on the draw,” Trump said. “You didn’t want me to ban China [travel], which was heavily infected. You didn’t want me to ban Europe [travel], which was heavily infected. You would have been much later Joe, much later.”
Trump has implemented travel bans on China, Iran, Europe, and Brazil to stop the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. Experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci have said the travel bans are vital to stopping the spread of coronavirus.
In March, Biden said, “Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it. That same month, Biden’s coronavirus plan did not include travel bans on any country, regardless of their rate of spread of the virus.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
The first presidential debate was a mega win for the greatest, most empathic candidate on the stage, Joe Biden. Right? Well according to some in Hollywood – who’s sanity rests on Trump being voted out – yes, “Sleepy Joe” won. They wouldn’t tout any other outcome, anyway. But for others in the entertainment industry – others who seem to be more honest – the whole evening was “useless.”
So which one is true? On one hand, desperate actors like Rob Reiner claimed the debate proved Biden won the presidency already, while others like Mark Hamill claimed the debate was the “worst thing he’s ever seen.”
Sounds like not even the radical Hollywood left is sold on Biden’s performance.
The people who lavished slavish praise to Biden’s debate performance included Reiner, actress Patricia Arquette, and Parks and Recreation actor Adam Scott.
Reiner, the director of When Harry Met Sally, tweeted, “We just won the election.” Oh OK. Sure. Sleepy Joe’s rattled performance consisting of pie-in-the-sky, socialist talking points, audible sighs of frustration and fatigue, and personal attacks against Trump really clinched the deal.
The Act actress Patricia Arquette gave a positive appraisal for Joe’s whatever performance, tweeting that “Joe Biden came to Debate tonight,” while “Trump came to a Jerry Springer event.” She added that “the American people deserve better.” Yeah sure, Biden was all class, especially as the only one in the debate who called his opponent a “racist" and a “clown." He even told the President of the United States to “shut up!”
Parks and Recreation actor Adam Scott tweeted that “there was only one man on that stage tonight talking about how he’d protect & help the American people” and claimed that man was “Joe Biden.” Yes, the man no major law enforcement group is choosing to back because he tacitly supports police-hating groups like radical marxist outfit Black Lives Matter.
But normally unhinged lefties like Mark Hamill, Better Midler, and Stephen King weren’t so sure.
Mark Hamill composed a viral tweet that compared the evening’s events to one of the most universally-hated pieces of media in modern history, the Star Wars “Holiday Special.” Hamill tweeted, “That debate was the worst thing I’ve ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.”
Oh, that doesn’t seem to reflect too well on Biden, does it? And Hamill’s a paid Biden campaigner to boot.
It and Cujo author Stephen King tweeted that the debate was “useless.” King wrote, “The debate commission (whoever they are) needs to discuss ways of stopping Trump in the next 2 debates from the constant interruptions and hectoring. No matter who you think ‘won,’ as an educational tool for voters, last night was useless.”
Hocus Pocus star Better Midler tweeted that “There’s no need to do that again,” in terms of having a debate. She explained, “Trump is certifiable, and doesn’t want the American people to judge, or even think about his terrible record, He has spent 3 years sowing doubt about every institution we trusted, and now we trust no one and nothing. A victory for our enemies.”
That’s a lot of talk about Trump. Nothing about Biden. When half of Hollywood’s Democrat brown nosers refuse to praise Biden’s performance, you know it wasn’t too hot.
On Wednesday night, after the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had come to its conclusion, actor James Woods summed up the debate in one hilarious tweet, indirectly referring to moderator Chris Wallace’s penchant during the second half of the debate for challenging President Trump while leaving Biden’s remarks […]
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been preparing to potentially take down Google’s empire, and it’s nearing the finish line.
The DOJ is expected to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google next week, and “is currently urging state attorneys general to sign onto the lawsuit,” several sources familiar with the process told Reuters yesterday.
“The lawsuit is expected to accuse Google, builder of the world’s dominant search engine, of looking to disadvantage rivals such as Microsoft’s Bing by depriving them of the data about users and user preferences that they need to improve and to advertise to people,” Reuters reported.
The DOJ began its antitrust investigation into Google last year. Last week, the DOJ briefed state attorneys general on the impending case, and the attorneys general are reportedly deciding whether or not to sign on to the lawsuit at this point, according to Reuters.
“The Justice Department has also been investigating Google’s ‘search advertising,’ the ads that appear under a search box if a person looks up a consumer item like ‘dishwasher,’ Google controls the sale of the space under these searches, as well as the tools to make those ad sales,” Reuters said.
Earlier this month, a representative from Google faced off with the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Google’s President of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development Don Harrison on Google’s anti-conservative bias and the company’s business practices. “If Google isn’t dominant, why does it have the power to demand of a media publisher it disagrees with that it take down the comments site and why does it expect immediate obedience?” Cruz asked Harrison at the hearing.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact Google at 1-650-253-0000 and demand that the platform provide transparency: Companies need to design open systems so that they can be held accountable, while giving weight to privacy concerns. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) warned in a video that Democrats would dismantle the country in a video highlighting radical legislation advanced by the Democratic majority in the House over the past two years.
"In two minutes, I’m going to tell you about all the radical Democrat policies that passed out of the House this session," Crenshaw said in the video. "Ever wonder what it would be like if they had all three branches of government?"
Crenshaw highlighted 10 bills that have passed in the House. If there were currently a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic president, they could have become law.
Here are the 10 bills:
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would overhaul the U.S. election system. It would impose new restrictions on lobbying that are so severe the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union blasted the bill as unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds. The bill also would provide public funding for political campaigns. "They’re going to use your tax dollars to pay for political campaigns," Crenshaw said. "Six-to-one match for small-dollar donations. That ends up being billions of dollars in taxpayer funding for bad political ads.
H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, would impose foreign price controls on the U.S. market, lowering drug prices but also cutting into pharmaceutical company revenue that would otherwise be used to reinvest in research for new cures for disease. One study showed this policy would reduce the Medicare Part D revenues for U.S. companies by $358 billion over the next five years, a 58% reduction before interest and taxes. The study found that such a drastic reduction would reduce the number of new medicines brought to market by as much as 88% across the U.S. Crenshaw cited a Congressional Budget Office report that estimated eight fewer drugs would be brought to market in the U.S. between 2020 and 2029 and 30 fewer drugs over the subsequent decade.
H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, is a bill that would require universal background checks for gun purchases. Gun Owners of America has said the bill would criminalize private firearms sales that were not pre-approved by the government. The bill would outlaw the "transfer" of a firearm without a background check. "Transfer" is not defined in the bill, and Crenshaw suggested that borrowing your neighbor’s gun may be a felony if this bill were law.
H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, is legislation that would grant amnesty to as many as 2.5 million illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors or who have been in the United States on temporary protected status. The legislation also would provide a path to citizenship and voting rights for those who qualify and cost $34.6 billion while providing no additional border security measures.
H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, would force the Trump administration to reverse the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords and require Trump to develop a plan to drastically cut U.S. carbon emissions by 2025. The Heritage Foundation conducted an analysis that found Obama-era regulations designed to meet that emissions target would raise electricity prices by between 13% and 20%.
H.R. 2472, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, is sweeping legislation to reform labor relations law that, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, would "preempt state labor laws, overrule three Supreme Court decisions, and transform the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from a remedial body to a punitive one." "It actually forces workers to pay union dues, even if they don’t want to," Crenshaw said.
H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, would reimpose net neutrality regulations. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai killed the original regulations in 2017, and since then internet speeds have increased, while dire predictions from the left about greedy internet service providers taking advantage of consumers have not come true.
H.R. 5, the Equality Act, would make sexual orientation and gender identity a protected class under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act. Conservatives believe the anti-discrimination provisions of proposed laws like the Equality Act endanger religious liberty by being overly broad and inadequately defining what constitutes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Protections for transgender Americans would also make it illegal to prohibit men who identify as women, for example, from competing in female sports. Crenshaw said the bill would give the government power to "federally enforce the ability of men to play in women’s sports, ending women’s sports forever."
H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, imposing new costs on businesses and, according to Crenshaw, eliminating 4 million jobs. "Remember, a business’ budget doesn’t change just because the government tells it to. It’ll just hire less workers," Crenshaw said.
H.R. 51, the D.C. Admissions Act, would make Washington D.C. the 51st state. "Why?" Crenshaw asked rhetorically. "So the Democrats can get two new senators."
"And that’s on top of defund the police, abolish ICE, make excuses for China, make excuses for Antifa, abolish the Electoral College, abolish the filibuster," Crenshaw added. "It’s a dismantlement of our country of our country in America and her institutions. Remember that."