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Foster Friess: Trump’s Manufacturing Council Were Obama Sympathizers; Dishonest To Call Him A Racist


On Saturday's edition of Forbes on FOX, Foster Friess said the business leaders who resigned from Trump's Manufacturing Council mostly were "Obama sympathizers." Friess also spoke about his initiative to hold a 'coffee day' for people who are political opposites to sit down and talk politics over a cup of brew. FOSTER FRIESS: Keep in mind the ones who resigned, many of them were Obama sympathizers. Remember, Jeff Immelt of General Electric, when Obama was elected, he said, 'we're all Democrats.' And the AFL-CIO executive, I don't think the union leader is necessarily a Trump guy. TRISH REGAN, HOST: Carl Icahn thought very highly of Trump really from the get-go and he just yesterday afternoon announced that he was no longer going to be an advisor. FRIESS: Well, it's quite alarming how the press puts out something that Trump is a racist and then no one really looks at what he said and what the facts were, but they just repeat it… Let's face it. We can criticize all we want about the hate that's in our society but Cicero, centuries ago, said we criticize by creating. So let's create a solution. I'm going to offer all of your listeners today a challenge. A coffee day, August 25th, and for the first 1,000 that respond on Instagram on their story, invite somebody that you do not like, that you disagree with, really, and have coffee with them and I'll send $25 to the first 1,000 that do that and tell us how it worked out… Well, so, I want to encourage you to go to my website and see how that worked out… FRIESS: I'm excited because the American people can look at reality and they can see through that political dishonesty and demagoguery. Donald Trump has a Jewish son-in-law, his daughter converted to Judaism, and he has Jewish grandchildren. At Mar-a-Lago, he invited, against neighborhood wishes, blacks, and Jews, and gay people into his club and he condemned these people at the riots in Charlottesville.

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Gingrich: Trump More Isolated Than He Realizes, Needs To Make “Serious Changes” For A Stable Presidency


Newt Gingrich said Friday on FOX News that President Trump is "much more isolated than he realizes." The former House Speaker advised Trump that if he wants a stable presidency, he will have to enact some "serious changes." NEWT GINGRICH: I think he is in a position right now where he is much more isolated than he realizes. On the Hill, he has far more people willing to sit to one side and not help him right now and I think that he needs to recognize he made a good step with bringing in General Kelly [as Chief of Staff]. But he needs to think about what has not worked. And you don't get down in the 35-percent approval rating and have people in your own party shooting at you and conclude that everything is going fine. If he wants his agenda enacted, if he wants to get things done and then have a presidency that's stable, he's going to have to have a couple of serious changes. I think the The Art of the Comeback, which is a fascinating book he wrote in 1997, is really a helpful reminder that's where he's at right now. He needs to think about what hasn't been working and what is he going to do that will be more effective in the rest of the presidency.

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Karl Rove: Bannon Interview An Affront To President Trump’s Leadership


Karl Rove admonishes Steve Bannon for doing an interview with a liberal publication. Rove said President Trump's chief strategist is "full of himself." "He is media savvy enough to know, that unless he explicitly says that this is off the record and gets agreement from the reporter in question that it's off the record," Rove said Friday on FOX News. "And so let's look at it from that angle, he thinks that he is so full of himself that he thinks that he can diss his colleagues inside the White House and the administration, that he can say on the record that the president is wrong on one of the most important issues facing the country, namely Korea, and that he can depict himself as the only true believer on the China trade issue, and the rest of his opponents inside the administration as a bed wetter's, and lay out a strategy, and that nothing will happen to him. This is in a way even more dangerous because it is an affront to the president's leadership, it is to say you know it, I am bigger than you are, so whether it was off the record or on the record, it is a pretty extraordinary interview."

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Steyn: Controversy Over Trump’s North Korea Rhetoric Is “A Lame Joke”


Radio host and author Mark Steyn makes that case that the rest of the media sounds "insane" for seeming to be more concerned about President Trump's choice of words than the very real danger posed by a rogue nuclear power like North Korea. "They're actually arguing about the president's rhetoric at a time when a government has made an explicit threat to nuke U.S. territory. These guys are the crazy ones?" "People are arguing about whether he can merely nuke Guam, or whether he can nuke Boston," Steyn said about the media's specualtions. "These are absurd differences. The fact is the sane housetrained politicians spent a quarter century allowing us to get to this point. That is why we are at a hellish point." Host Brian Kilmeade also remarked about the time that HASC Chairman Sen. John McCain at times called Kim Jong Un a "stupid fat kid" and sang "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran."

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Rubio: Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers From Venezuela Applying For U.S. Entry


Sen. Marco Rubio on the Tuesday broadcast of FOX News' The Story with guest host Dana Perino: DANA PERINO, FOX NEWS HOST: That was shocking new video showing two prominent opposition leaders being dragged away to prison after being seized from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents. This comes just days after an illegitimate election ignites the protests, and yields more power to the dictatorship role of Nicolas Maduro, who is now one of just four heads of states personally sanctioned by President Donald Trump. Joining me now to discuss America's take in this story is one of Maduro's most ardent opponents, the man who just delivered a speech on Venezuelan TV, Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Senator, thank you for joining me. SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: Thank you. PERINO: I know that this is not a new issue to you. You have been covering it for a while. And I wonder if you could explain to people what is happening there and why you decided to be the American who stood up and gave the speech in Spanish to the people of Venezuela. What did you say to them? RUBIO: Well, first of all, let's see what's happening there. What's happening there is Hugo Chavez dies, leaves behind what's already kind of a disaster, because he's given away all this oil to spend money through a socialist model. This new guy takes over, and basically realizes that he can't win an election. His party lost the elections. He lost the legislative branch. So, he comes up with this idea called a constituent assembly. They're wiping out the national assembly, their congress, and replacing it with a Cuban style government where basically there's no more direct elections of their representative, all designed to fortify themselves in power. What this leads to, why this does matter to the United States: number one, thousands of asylum-seekers from Venezuela are already applying, the fastest growth of any country in the world. So, it's placing migratory pressure on the United States. Number two, it's our values and it's in our hemisphere, we haven't had a dictatorship emerged in this region in this way in 40 years because of the first loss or attempted loss of a democracy since in a — since the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. But, third, let's play this out. So, you've got a Venezuela now in play with Maduro and things the yare doing. They can now destabilize Colombia, because of the narco traffickers in Colombia are people they've aided for a long time, important ally to the United States, and then move west. That takes you into Central America, because that's where the migratory and drug trafficking pressure comes against the United States. They now threaten the governments of Honduras with a leftist candidate. They area already threaten — El Salvador is already half way there with its current leadership. Nicaragua is already all the way there. Guatemala is on the verge of being a failed state because of the challenges it face. All of this pushing into Mexico who itself has a left of center Chavez type figure running for president a year from now. And so, you can very quickly see within four years if this works in Venezuela, you could see it spread to Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, it's already there, El Salvador, and ultimately into Mexico, and right to the U.S. border. So, this is — you've got to think forward on a couple of these things, but these dominoes begin to fall, and suddenly, we have a very unstable region where anti-Americanism and narco trafficking are putting tremendous pressure on our country, and not to mention the migratory pressures that follow.

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Stirewalt: Scaramucci Firing May Be The Moment Trump “Comeback” Started


FOX News' Chris Stirewalt said the ouster of Anthony Scaramucci could be what marks the "comeback" of the Trump administration. STIREWALT: If this takes, we may look back on this week or ten days — I'll put it this way: If Donald Trump is ultimately a successful president, we may look back on this week or two and say this is the moment the comeback started. This may have been the time. And as is often the case in life and in politics and in any organization you have to hurt enough. The hurt has to be bad enough that you become willing to make a change. And the change that we see in this administration absolutely is that we see discipline emerging out of the fog of chaos and mercurial staff changes and all of this silliness and solipsism that has dominated much of the administration to this point. We suddenly see order start to perhaps emerge here. And this is a big move and a move to the good it looks like for the president.

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Pelosi: Democratic Party Is Proud Of Ideological Diversity; “We Can Accomodate That”


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joins Fox News Channel host Chris Wallace for an expansive interview about the Trump administration, health care reform, and the future of the Democratic Party. Pelosi speaks highly of President Trump's new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly: PELOSI: Well, let me take the second part — I hope so. I look forward to working with General Kelly. I've worked with him as — with Secretary Kelly at the Department of Homeland Security. So I will be speaking with him today and look forward to working with him. It's a very important position, the president — the chief of staff to the president of the United States. And it has to be recognized that he is the chief of staff. About the future of the Democratic Party, she says: WALLACE: OK. I want to a move to another subject. The Democratic leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said something interesting the other day and I want to ask you about it. We're going to put it on the screen. When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don't blame other things, Comey, Russia, you blame yourself. So, what did we do wrong? People didn't know what we stood for, just what that we were against Trump, and still believe that. We're going to get to your new agenda in a minute, but I want to ask you the specific questions, do you agree with Senator Schumer that Russia and Come were not what beat Hillary Clinton? PELOSI: Well, I think that they had influence. There's absolutely no question about that. But when you have a campaign, you're responsible for your campaign. I don't even want to go in to that. I do want to go in to our better deal. Let me — WALLACE: OK, I'm going to ask you about it because Democrats put out a new agenda this week called "A Better Deal". Let's put some of it up on the screen. You call for higher wages, lower prescription drug costs, as you said, job training, infrastructure. Leader Pelosi, I'm not saying anything, any of that is wrong. PELOSI: Right. WALLACE: What I am saying is that none of it is new. We've been hearing it for years. We heard it from the Democrats and Hillary Clinton in 2016 and you lost. PELOSI: Now — well, we're going to hear with more clarity. For the first time since 2006, the House, the congressional Democrats are in charge of the message. In '06, we were in charge, we won. We had a Democratic president after that in '08, and that time line, a very successful presidency. Now, it's our turn to win the Congress for the American people. But elections are more about — than about winning election. They're about having a discussion to how we go forward. WALLACE: But they're all about winning the election. That's what an election — PELOSI: No, no. No, it's about winning on the issues. I mean, in other words, if the American people can hold all of us, Democrats and Republicans, accountable, for what is in their interest, instead of a trickle-down agenda that really benefits the high end at the expense of working families. That's why a better deal is important and it is entrepreneurial in its thinking. It's fresh in terms of what it suggests. WALLACE: But let me ask you this — there were four special House elections in this spring in which there were Republican seats that were opened because they put jobs in the Trump administration — let me finish — in the Trump administration. PELOSI: No, I'm agreeing with you. WALLACE: And you lost all four of them. Some of your own Democratic colleagues in the House say part of the problem is that you and your leadership team are, frankly, too old. And the question I have is: does — do Democrats need new leaders with new ideas? PELOSI: But let me just say this, self-promotion is a terrible thing, but somebody has got to do it. WALLACE: Exactly. I agree with you on that. PELOSI: And I think that the situation that we are in, I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the n-th degree. I know the motivation of people. I respect the people who are in Congress. I think this is a great moment for those of us who understand what is stake with the Affordable Care Act, what our possibilities are in terms of working together with the Republicans as has been our experience in the past. So, I feel very confident about the support I have in my caucus. WALLACE: Let me just ask you one — PELOSI: I've never — I have never not been opposed within my caucus, and it had nothing to do with support. Suppose you became president and you were a Democrat, and you appoint your cabinet, one from San Francisco, one from Berkeley, one from Brooklyn, one from Santa Monica, do you think that the Republicans could have ever won one those seats? These seats were not seats — WALLACE: OK. I got 30 seconds and the question is, what are the chances Democrats win back the House in 2018? And if so, will you run for speaker? PELOSI: It's so unimportant. What is important is that we have a lively debate on a better deal, better pay, better jobs, and a better future. And that's what we look forward to having. We have unity in our party. You saw with the fight on Affordable Care Act in the House and in the Senate. WALLACE: Right. PELOSI: We are very proud of the fact that our party has diverse thinking in it. We can accommodate that.

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Trump: I’m Here To Cut Through The “Fake News Filter” And Speak Straight To The American People


President Trump attacked the media in a campaign-style 'Make America Great Again' rally Tuesday night in Youngstown, Ohio. "I'm here this evening to cut through the fake news filter and to speak straight to the American people. Fake news. Fake, fake, fake news," Trump said. Trump's attack on the "fake news" was followed by a lengthy "CNN sucks" chant. "Is there any place that is more fun, more exciting, and safer than a Trump rally?" he asked. After his attack on the "fake news," the president was greeted by a protestor who was removed from the rally by the police after supporters got to him. The crowd chanted "CNN sucks" several times during the event. "You would think they would want our country to be great again, but they don't," Trump said of the media. Trump said it has been a "difficult week" for the media because when he travels it forces them to spend time with "proud Americans who believe in defending our values, our culture, our borders, and our great American way of life." "Where the hell did he come from?" Trump said of the protestor. "This has been a difficult week for the media because I force them to travel with us all around the country and spend time with tens of thousands of proud Americans who believe in defending our values, our culture, our borders, our civilization, and our great American way of life," Trump said.

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Lou Dobbs: DOJ Should Open Full Investigation of the Clintons and Obama Administration


On Sunday, FOX's Lou Dobbs discussed the current investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign with Tom Fitton, the Judicial Watch President. LOU DOBBS: Well, we're supposed to believe that Donald Trump and his campaign organization colluded with Russia, even though we don't have a sentila of evidence to that effect, and even though we have mountains of evidence to the fact that the Clintons and the Russians worked hand in glove. Whether it's uranium ore, whether it is presidential speeches being paid for at the tune of half a billion dollars an hour in Moscow. President Donald Trump personally thanked Lou Dobbs on Twitter: Thank you to @LOUDOBBS for giving the first six months of the Trump Administration an A+. S.C.,reg cutting,Stock M, jobs,border etc. = TRUE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017

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Scaramucci: If WH Leaks Don’t Stop, I Will Fire Everyone


Incoming WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci discusses stopping internal Trump administration leaks with 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace. "It's a new start for everybody in that team and everybody in that team can stay as long as they follow the protocol of not leaking," he said, suggesting that if the leaks don't stop, the White House staff will be "pared down." Transcript: WALLACE: I want to pick up on the leaks. You say you're willing to take drastic action to stop them. Now, these are leaks both coming from inside the White House and also from what's called the deep state, people in the bureaucracy, particularly the intelligence agencies or law enforcement. What kind of drastic action? SCARAMUCCI: I'm being very, very clear with people. As far as I'm concerned that staff has amnesty. We'll see how they do with me at the helm. If the leaks don't stop, I'm going to pare down the staff because it's just not right, Chris. I think it's not fair to the president. It's actually not fair to America or the people in the government. I'm not going to be able to stop the leaks in the intergovernmental agencies and all that other stuff, that's a whole different ball of wax. But something is going on inside the White House that the president does not like and we're going to fix it. WALLACE: Well, you say pare down the staff. I mean, this isn't coming just from the communications team. Are you saying that you've been given carte blanche — you've given authority by the president? SCARAMUCCI: No, I'm just — I'm just focused on the communications team. As far as I'm concerned, it's a new start for everybody in that team and everybody in that team can stay as long as they follow the protocol of not leaking, because at the end of the day, the president is super upset about the leaks, it's unprofessional. And so, you're asking what the four steps are, that's going to be one of my first steps. WALLACE: Do you believe that the mainstream media deliberately puts out fake news about this president? SCARAMUCCI: There is some fake news, unfortunately. When you see the mainstream media, I think that's a very broad statement. And so, what I would like to say, and what I would like to believe, there still a level of objectivity in the mainstream media, but unfortunately, there are specific individuals that do stretch stories or do fabricate things. I've been the victim of it myself, and so, it's definitely there, Chris. I don't think we can dial that down, but we can use the mechanisms of social media and the president's presence in social media to hop over that if necessary. But what I would say to you is that the good news here is that it's a fresh start for everybody. I certainly want to engage the mainstream media. I expect that they're going to want to hold me and the White House accountable, but we're going to sort of want to hold them accountable, too. So, I'm hoping that it will be symmetry in that relationship.

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