Trump is right, his appointment of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court judge demonstrates he is doing exactly what God intended he should do, when God allowed him to become President of the U.S.A.
Trump declared it an “historic night,” not long after signing the paperwork to make Kavanaugh’s status official.
“I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation,” he said to roars of supporters at the Kansas Expo-centre in Topeka.
Trump invited reporters travelling with him to Kansas, to watch the final vote in his private office aboard Air Force One, then delivered a thumbs up from his desk as the confirmation was made official.
“Very, very good,” Trump said. “Very happy about it. Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes and I think he’s going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court Justice for many years.” Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that nearly tanked his nomination, declaring he was “100 per cent” certain his nominee was innocent. “I have no doubt,” Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because “there’s nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I’m very honoured to have chosen him.” He said Kavanaugh had withstood a “horrible, horrible attack” that “nobody should have to go through.” Trump continued lashing out at Democrats when he rallied supporters in Topeka, telling them the opposition party conducted a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against Kavanaugh.
In a fascinating appearance on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show,” South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott said he was “hopeful” after engaging in a candid discussion on race with President Donald Trump. Speaking with host Van Jones, Scott said that his conversation with Trump was “uncomfortable” but that it ended on a very good note.
“It”s hard, painful, uncomfortable, to sit in the Oval Office and have a conversation with the President about things that you strongly disagree about,” Scott said, as reported by the Daily Wire. “He didn’t change his perspective. I certainly can’t change my perspective. Mine’s educated by my experience.”
“But the way it closed, I thought, gave me reasons to be hopeful,” Scott continued.
Scott noted that Trump ended the conversation with an honest remark that left him feeling optimistic for the future: “‘Tim, I don’t see what you see. What can I do to make things better?’” the President said.
“That was a shocking response,” Scott recalled. “I was surprised after the conversation that his response – ‘Help me see a better light.’”
Sen. Scott said he was quick to respond to that invitation from the President: “Support my Opportunity Zones legislation,” Scott replied.
The legislation “creates “Opportunity Zones,” which utilise tax incentives to “draw long-term investment to parts of America that continue to struggle with high poverty and sluggish job and business growth,” according to the New York Times.
Scott said he was encouraged that President Trump stuck to his word when promising to get behind the legislation.
“He said he would [support it] and 24 hours later he did. That allowed the Senate to put it into the tax bill.”
New American secretary of state: “We’re with Israel in this fight”
Mike Pompeo, Trump’s new American secretary of state, voiced a strongly worded message of support for Israel as he came to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday on first trip to the Middle East as secretary of state.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, April 29, 2018. (Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)
The discussions, unsurprisingly, focused on Iran, its actions in the region, as well as the nuclear accord that President Donald Trump has threatened to walk away from by May 12th if serious changes are not made. Pompeo and Netanyahu apparently see eye to eye on these issues.
In a joint news conference, Pompeo called Israel “an incredibly important partner.” He also stated, “We remain deeply concerned about Iran’s dangerous escalation of threats to Israel and the region and Iran’s ambition to dominate the Middle East remains. The United States is with Israel in this fight,” he declared.
His support was warmly reciprocated by Netanyahu, who called Pompeo a “true friend of Israel, a true friend of the Jewish people,” adding, “I can say that today America and Israel are closer than ever before.”