DML Morning Briefing Oct 3
By Dennis Michael Lynch
Today is October 3 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1-MSNBC’s Joy Reid suggests Trump is faking COVID diagnosis to ‘get out of the debates’
MSNBC host Joy Reid raised eyebrows on Friday for suggesting that President Trump was fabricating his coronavirus diagnosis to “get out of the debates.”
Hours before it was announced that the president was being transported to Walter Reed Medical Center for a lengthy hospital stay, the “ReidOut” host echoed claims that her “friends” were sending her via text.
“Here’s how wrecked Trump’s credibility is at this point: I’ve got a cellphone full of texts from people who aren’t sure whether to believe Trump actually has covid. ‘He lies so much,’ one friend just texted. ‘Is he just doing this to get out of the debates?’ others are texting,” Reid tweeted on Friday morning.
Reid was alluding to the fallout from Tuesday’s chaotic presidential debate and the growing tensions between the Presidential Debate Commission and the Trump campaign over potential rule changes including allowing moderators to cut the microphones of disruptive candidates.
DML: If Hannity or Tucker ever suggested something similar about Obama, Hillary, or even Biden (despite being a white male), both hosts would be fired by Fox. But because (1) MSNBC has no credibility to lose, and (2) the fact that Joy is black, there will be no action taken. How gross. I guess the silver lining for rationale people is knowing that Joy only has a show because she is a black woman, not because she is talented, credible or capable of sharing an intelligent opinion.
2-Bill Stepien, President Trump’s campaign manager, tests positive for coronavirus
President Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, tested positive for the coronavirus Friday evening, a campaign official told Fox News, hours after the president and first lady confirmed they too had contracted the virus.
Stepien plans to quarantine until he recovers and work from home, the official said.
A senior campaign official said Stepien was suffering from “mild flu-like symptoms,” Politico reported.
DML: And like the president, he too will recover.
3-Obama sends Trump ‘best wishes’ over coronavirus diagnosis: ‘We’re all Americans’
Former President Obama seemed to strive for a unifying tone Friday during a virtual fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. He said he and former first lady Michelle Obama were sending their “best wishes” to President Trump as he undergoes treatment for the coronavirus.
DML: Spare us the BS. Not everyone in America is an American. Meaning, the Black Lives Matter terrorists our ex-president supports are not Americans. The birth certificates may indicate differently, but real Americans do not burn down their own cities and trample over the elderly and police. Real Americans don’t send ballets of cash to Iran, nor do they run guns to the cartels. They don’t leave fellow Americans to die in Benghazi. Joy Reid and Obama, and Black Lives Matter, and Antifa are not Americans. Save your well wishes for Biden, Trump doesn’t need your prayers and well wishes.
4-Joe Biden Campaign Launches 7-Figure Ad Buy to Woo Catholics, Evangelicals
The Joe Biden campaign is releasing three ads this month targeting Catholic and evangelical Christian voters in an effort to portray the Democrat presidential nominee and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as “the clear moral choice” in the election.
DML: I think I may pass out from the laughter. Are we talking about the same Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who are now the leaders of the Democrat Party that embraces abortion and fights to fund Planned Parenthood. Joey, you just tossed about millions of dollars. What a moron.
5-‘Michigan Is Now Unlocked’: State Supreme Court Strikes Down Emergency Powers Law
The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down a 1945 law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been using to keep the state locked down since April.
Whitmer has repeatedly extended a “state of emergency” for the past several months and pointed to a World War II-era law to do so, most recently lengthening it until October 27.
On Friday, the basis for the ongoing lockdown was ruled unconstitutional.
The Court concluded the Emergency Powers of Governor Act:
…IS IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF OUR STATE BECAUSE IT PURPORTS TO DELEGATE TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF STATE GOVERNMENT–INCLUDING ITS PLENARY POLICE POWERS–AND TO ALLOW THE EXERCISE OF SUCH POWERS INDEFINITELY. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE EPGA CANNOT CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR THE GOVERNOR TO EXERCISE EMERGENCY POWERS.
DML: The Wicked Witch if Michigan is melting, and there’s nothing her mask and broomstick can do to save her.