President Donald Trump will hold his first public rally Saturday afternoon from the White House balcony since successfully beating the novel coronavirus last week, after a short stint at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
The President is expected to address roughly 1000 supporters from the balcony on the South Lawn. The decision to do so has been criticized by his detractors who say the Commander and Chief may still be contagious.
On Friday, President Trump addressed the nation from Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show. He slammed his opposition and those who questioned his release from the hospital saying, “people are going to get immediately better like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy. And I recovered immediately, almost immediately. I might not have recovered at all from covid.”
Since Trump’s release from the hospital, he’s been Isolated in the White House for a fifth straight day. Former Vice President and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, campaigned in Nevada on Friday. He too, wasn’t immune from criticism regarding personal decisions in the time of coronavirus.
Biden’s address went viral on Twitter after he pulled down his mask to cough in his hand during his speech.
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The action was expected, as Republican members of Congress had criticized Omar’s antisemetic and anti-American rhetoric.
After intense debating on the House floor, the resolution passed with a 218-211 vote. Democrats attempted to pull the race card, accusing Republican House members of racism for removing Omar from the committee.
Omar also accused House Republicans of racism, saying, “I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa…Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”
“There is this idea that you are a suspect if you are an immigrant or if you are from certain parts of the world or certain skin tone or a muslim.” Omar said during the heated debate. A fiery Alexandria Ocasia Cortez also chimed in shouting, “This is an attack on women of color!”
Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, from New York, said she had personally witnessed Omar spew anti-American rhetoric. Malliotakis said, “I have been in that committee room where, the representative, equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”
A four-page resolution was written for the justification of removing Omar from the house Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution states that in 2019, Omar suggested that Jewish people were buying U.S. political support when she posted on Twitter, “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”
Omar also commented on the September 11th attacks saying, “some people did something.” This type of comment is unacceptable for any representative who is sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lawmakers said.
In the resolution it states that members of this committee should all be held to an “equal standard of conduct due to the international sensitivities and national security concerns under the jurisdiction of this committee.”
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