The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Donald Trump has ramped up his bellicosity even further, declaring that he would not fight a “politically correct war” against ISIS — meaning, in practice, that he would go right for the families, and not worry too much about civilian casualties.

“I would knock the hell out of ISIS,” Trump vowed, during a phone interview Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends. “I would hit them so hard, Brian [Kilmeade], like they’ve never been hit before.”

The exchange occurs at just after the 4:30 mark below. Watch these Fox & Friends hosts, who stoically entertain the most vile and deranged ideas on their program on a regular basis, can scarcely seem to believe what they’re hearing.

“What about civilian casualties?” Kilmeade asked. “What about the fact that we’re targeting them, and people are very concerned about collateral damage?”

“I would do my best, absolute best,” Trump continued, with full gusto. “I mean, one of the problems that we have, and one of the reasons we’re so ineffective, you know. they’re trying to — they’re using them as shields. It’s a horrible thing, they’re using them as shields. But we’re fighting a very politically correct war.

“And the other thing is, with the terrorists — you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives — don’t kid yourself. But they say don’t care about their lives , you have to take out their families.”

At that point, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck ended this particular part of the discussion, and segued the conversation over to illegal immigration.

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

John Eastman

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

The ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening news broadcasts have all ignored the revelation that one of then-President Donald Trump's lawyers authored a memo laying out how Trump could effectively pull off a coup.

John Eastman, a member of the conservative legal establishment who worked with Trump's legal team as the then-president sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election, wrote the document in the days leading up to the January 6 counting of electoral votes. His plan lays out various ways then-Vice President Mike Pence and congressional Republicans could use that

Keep reading... Show less

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

It remains to be seen whether or not President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion "human infrastructure" plan — which includes federal funding for health care, education, child care and combating climate change — will ultimately make it to his desk to be signed into law. The $3.5 trillion price tag is drawing resistance from Republicans as well as centrist Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. But 17 economists, all Nobel Prize recipients, have signed a letter endorsing the plan, which members of the Biden Administration see as crucial to his Build Back Better agenda.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ }}