Important headlines for May 18th - Who're the real animals?

posted by Brian Mudd - 

Important headlines for May 18th - Who're the real animals? 

Bottom Line: These are stories you shouldn't miss and my takes on them... 

Hot Take: Our dishonest media lies and slanders our president would be more appropriate. The President's comments were in response to a question about MS-13. Or are you now suggesting that MS-13 gang members are just seeking refuge. If so I'm sure you'd invite them into your neighborhood and your home. Right? 

 Here's the actual exchange from the roundtable and the context of the comments: 

SHERIFF MIMS:  Thank you.  There could be an MS-13 member I know about -- if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.  THE PRESIDENT:  We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in -- and we're stopping a lot of them -- but we're taking people out of the country.  You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are.  These aren’t people.  These are animals.  And we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before.  And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out.  It's crazy. 

But I suppose you're not interested in the truth, an honest exchange of information, etc. Just access to as many people that you can lie to. So, here's the question. Who's the person actually engaging in hate speech?  

Excerpt: Last December, the midterm outlook looked bleak for Republicans. With the Democrats enjoying a 13-point lead on the Generic Ballot, pundits talked of a "big blue wave." The question was not whether the Democrats would win the two dozen seats needed to gain control of the House, but whether they might win 40-50 seats in a landslide approaching the Republican gains in 2010. 

Since then, Republicans passed a tax cut, eliminated the Obamacare mandate and took other steps to reduce the regulatory burden. The economy took off, people are feeling better about how things are going in the nation, and recent primaries suggest that the enthusiasm of Republican voters is higher than expected. 

Hot Take: This closely mirrors what I've been tracking in the weekly midterm update. As the article goes on up suggest House control is a tossup and Senate control currently favors Republicans. This while the President's approval rating is at or near the high point of his Presidency. This is a far cry from where we were months ago but also illustrates the stark differences in the noise out of much of the media daily and the reality on the ground of the American electorate. The average President loses 30 seats in the house and 4 seats in the Senate in midterms. President Trump is currently positioned to outperform the historic averages and dramatically outperform President Obama's midterm performances. Surprised?  

Until tomorrow...     

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