Morning Briefing 11/17: Biden & China; Border crossings exceed birth rate; Viral TikTok of Bin Laden letter convincing young Americans 9/11 was justified

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Today is November 17. Below are some of the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room. 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. Experts raise alarm after Biden strikes agreement with China to shut down fossil fuels:

Fox News – U.S. energy experts are warning of the economic and national security implications of President Biden’s pact with China this week to move towards shutting down fossil fuel production in favor of green energy.

The State Department announced this week it had struck a deal with its Chinese counterparts pledging to “accelerate the substitution for coal, oil and gas generation” with green energy sources like wind and solar power. The nations, which account for nearly half of global greenhouse gas emissions, also agreed to “deepen policy exchanges” on reducing carbon emissions in various sectors, like power, industry, buildings and transportation, across their economies.

But the agreement — in which the nations further pledged to “sufficiently accelerate renewable energy deployment in their respective economies through 2030” — was criticized over its potential impact on U.S. consumers. Experts also noted that China has rarely followed through on international accords and stands to financially benefit from such an agreement since it controls much of the world’s green energy supply chain.

Denny’s Insight: And so it begins… The United States of China.


2. Trump still dominant in New Hampshire; Haley climbing in second: poll:

The Hill – Former President Trump maintains a dominant lead in the 2024 GOP presidential pack in New Hampshire, but former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is on the rise in second, according to a Thursday poll from The Washington Post and Monmouth University.

In a hypothetical primary race, 46 percent of registered Republican or undeclared New Hampshire voters said they would vote for the former president. Eighteen percent of the voters said they would vote for Haley.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in third at 11 percent, with entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy next at eight percent and then Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at seven percent.

However, DeSantis fared better when voters were asked for their second choice. If their top choice dropped out of the GOP race, DeSantis was the top backup choice at 20 percent, followed by Haley at 17 percent and Ramaswamy at 11 percent. Only 8 percent of voters said Trump was their second choice.

Denny’s Insight: It’s crazy how much DeSantis has slipped in the polls. It’s almost as if he’s lost the fire to run for president. Meanwhile, Haley is rising, which concerns me.


3. GOP Report: Illegal Aliens at Southern Border Under Biden Far Exceed Annual U.S. Births:

Breitbart – Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, there have been about 6.5 million illegal aliens encountered at the United States-Mexico border, according to a report from Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee. The report, issued by Chairman Mark Greene (R-TN), shows the number of illegal alien encounters at the southern border under Biden outpace annual U.S births, where close to four million are born every year.

“It may be a new fiscal year, but we’re still stuck in the same historic border crisis,” Green said in a statement.

Under Biden and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, 6.5 million illegal aliens have been encountered at the southern border, while nearly two million are considered “known got-aways,” those illegal aliens who are known to have successfully crossed the border undeterred by Border Patrol agents. Experts have long asserted that millions more illegal aliens are likely to have, unknown to authorities, successfully crossed the border – a group known as “unknown got-aways.”

Altogether, about 7.8 million illegal aliens have been encountered at U.S. borders since Biden took office. Millions of those encountered at the nation’s borders have been directly released into American communities by the DHS thanks to the administration’s expansive catch and release network.

Denny’s Insight: The border continues to be a sieve, allowing military-aged illegals to come in freely and, in most cases, avoid capture. It’s disgraceful that Mayorkas hasn’t been impeached yet.


4. Man Who Killed Bin Laden Responds To Viral TikTok Trend Praising The Terrorist’s ‘Letter To America’:

Daily Wire – A new viral trend on China-owned social media platform TikTok includes largely younger people praising and agreeing with notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden‘s “Letter to America.”

The letter, which is filled with anti-Western and anti-Semitic language, is a justification from bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks, which killed roughly 3,000 Americans in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

“Over the past 24 hours, thousands of TikToks (at least) have been posted where people share how they just read Bin Laden’s infamous ‘Letter to America,’ in which he explained why he attacked the United States,” journalist Yashar Ali posted to X. “Many of them say that reading the letter has opened their eyes, and they’ll never see geopolitical matters the same way again. … [and many] say it has made them reevaluate their perspective on how what is often labeled as terrorism can be a legitimate form of resistance to a hostile power.”

In one viral video, a woman said the letter is “wild” and “everyone should read it,” adding that reading it has “left her disillusioned.”

Another woman said reading the letter left her reeling in an “existential crisis,” and encouraged viewers to also read it. “In the last 20 minutes, my entire viewpoint on the entire life I have believed and I have lived has changed. Please read that entire letter.”

Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden, responded to the trend: “Deceit is a mask the Devil puts over the eyes of useful idiots.”

Denny’s Question: I have heard about this: young Americans believing bin Laden’s letter is justification for 9/11, all through TikTok reeducation tactics (which we know is owned by China). What are your thoughts on this dangerous trend?

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