Today is July 15, and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Trump stands by controversial tweets, questions Dems patriotism
President Trump, unbowed by backlash over his tweets urging progressive congresswomen to go back to their “broken and crime infested” home countries, fired back at his critics in another tweet storm Sunday night, suggesting it was “so sad” to see Democrats sticking up for lawmakers who “speak so badly of our Country” and “hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion.” “Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST,'” Trump tweeted. “Their disgusting language… and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged.” Trump’s tweets did not name any specific congresswomen. But he appeared to be referring to Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
DML: I loved, and continued to love, his tweet!
2-Fallout from weekend ICE crackdown felt nationwide
A nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country took over the weekend in New York City and several other places, according to an official. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resumed its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants who’ve been given orders to leave the country, targeting people in at least 10 cities. The ICE raids began late Saturday and into the early morning hours on Sunday in “a number of jurisdictions,” not just New York City, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News. However, one city announced it was not cooperating with ICE and even gave illegal immigrants legal advice. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a Twitter video Saturday explaining why he and the city’s government gave legal advice to those living in Los Angeles illegally and informed them of which city resources they could take advantage of — including but not limited to a lawyer.
3-Beto reveals he and his wife are descendants of slave owners
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke revealed on Twitter Sunday that he and his wife Amy are both descended from slave owners. “Something that we’ve been talking about in town hall meetings – the legacy of slavery in the United States – now has a much more personal connection,” O’Rourke said. “I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves.” O’Rourke included a link to a medium.com article he wrote titled “Rose and Eliza,” in reference to two slaves one his distance relatives owned.
DML: This guy is like watching the clown act at a two-bit circus.
4-China economic growth at slowest in decades
Shares were mixed Monday in Asia, led by gains in Chinese markets after the government reported that the economy grew at the slowest pace in a decade in the last quarter. Analysts said the 6.2 percent annual rate of growth reported for April-June suggests the trade war between the U.S. and China is hammering industries. The growth data for China was the weakest since the first quarter of 2009, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in late June to restart talks on their stand-off over the longstanding U.S. trade deficit and Chinese economic policies the U.S. side says are unfair. – Associated Press
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