Today is October 1 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1-Trump claims debate victory over Biden: ‘I held Joe accountable for his 47 years of lies’
President Trump declared victory over former Vice President Joe Biden after their first presidential debate, telling a rally in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening that they and other Americans won as well.
“I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe … the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” he told a crowd at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday.
The contentious event on Tuesday involved the two candidates shouting over each other and sparring on issues ranging from COVID-19 to violence in American cities. Biden responded on Wednesday in part by tweeting: “Donald Trump showed the country last night just how unfit he is to be president.”
At his rally, Trump continued to tout the ratings the prior night’s event received, and argued that he held Biden accountable for his record.
“Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do. I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure. I held Joe accountable for shipping your jobs and dreams abroad, and for bowing to the violent mob at home,” he said.
DML: He did win for no other reason than he was authentic, Biden was a snake.
2-Senate passes stopgap bill to fund US government through Dec. 11; Trump signs it
Lawmakers approved a temporary spending bill on Wednesday to stave off the threat of a government shutdown until after the presidential election, and President Trump quickly followed up with his signature.
The short-term bill will fund the government through Dec. 11.
It passed the chamber by a margin of 84 to 10.
⚠️President @realDonaldTrump has signed the Continuing Resolution, funding the government through December 11, 2020.
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) October 1, 2020
DML: This is the same thing every time, the government never functions correctly for us.
3-Ted Cruz, Chris Cuomo get into slugfest after senator rips Gov. Cuomo’s COVID response
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and CNN’s Chris Cuomo faced off in a fiery clash on Wednesday night that further escalated when the Republican took a swipe at the anchor’s Democratic brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The conversation began with Cuomo pressing Cruz on whether President Trump went “soft” on the far-right group the Proud Boys during Tuesday night’s debate. The senator responded by saying he wished Trump was “much clearer” with his denunciation and appreciated the president’s sharper condemnation the next day. Cruz quickly called out the press for being “hypocritical” for not condemning Joe Biden’s 2010 eulogy for former senator and klansman Robert Byrd.
Chris Cuomo to Ted Cruz after Cruz attacks his brother:
“Why don’t you talk to the president like you talk to my brother? You afraid of him? … My brother’s not the president. I’m talking about the president. The one who called you a liar, the one who said your wife was ugly!” pic.twitter.com/k5rbElyzPy
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 1, 2020
DML: If you hate Cris Cuomo raise your hand.
4-California governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The diversity legislation is similar to a 2018 measure that required boardrooms to have at least one female director by 2019. Like that measure, it could face court challenges from conservative groups who view it as a discriminatory quota.
Supporters evoked both the coronavirus pandemic that is disproportionately affecting minorities and weeks of unrest and calls for inclusion that followed the slaying of George Floyd in May in the custody of Minneapolis police.
After Floyd’s death, many corporations issued statements of support for diversity, but many haven’t followed through, said Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), who co-authored the bill.
DML: California is now China, a communist state. The exodus from that liberal toilet bowl is massive, more people moving from CA than moving in. Says a whole lot about liberal policies.
5-Chrissy Teigen and John Legend lose their child after pregnancy complications
In a heartfelt social media post, Teigen announced that she and husband John Legend had lost their baby boy, who they had already named Jack. “To our Jack,” she wrote. “I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.” Teigen, who was about halfway through her third pregnancy, made her way to the hospital late last week after experiencing continual bleeding.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 1, 2020
DML: What sort of idiot, self-absorbed woman posts a picture of herself on Twitter sitting on her bed gurney after losing a child. She needs a doctor of a much different kind.
And so you took a photo of yourself on a gurney and posted it to social media. Pathetic.
— DMLNewsApp (@DMLNewsApp) October 1, 2020
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