Eight protesters arrested outside Colo. Trump rally

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 6:08 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

Eight protesters were arrested outside a Trump rally in Colorado after disregarding warnings from police.

According to a statement from authorities Friday, the group started out peacefully outside the rally Thursday, but soon began to take over the roadway and obstruct traffic. The police were telling the protesters they needed to move out of the road.

“If you do not move immediately you will be charged with obstructing an intersection,” stated police.

Protesters are led out of the World Ice Arena as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Authorities said protesters had a designated “free speech zone” where they could express their views, but they started to leave the designated area.

“It shouldn’t have been that way and it didn’t have to be if they would have just been more proactive and intermingled in the group, there was only a couple of people doing it,” stated attendee Daniel Chapparo.

All eight protesters were taken into custody and charged with failing to desist or disperse before being released.

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President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas, Nev.

President Donald Trump points to the audience as he walks onstage to speak at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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UPDATED 5:47 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

President Trump held another ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas on Friday. The event came just a day before Democrats are expected to hold their caucus in Nevada.

The president stated he will defeat his Democrat opponents in a “big beautiful landslide” and touted his successes, including a rebuilt military, a booming economy and a plummeting poverty rate.

“They have a big election tomorrow, we’ve already won the state,” he said. “This November, we’re going to defeat the radical socialist Democrats, and we are going to win Nevada in a big beautiful landslide.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In the past three years, the Trump administration has reportedly created over 125,000 manufacturing and construction jobs in the state. The president won almost every county in 2016, but overall lost the blue state to then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

During the rally, the president also touted the diversity and “boundless optimism” of his party.

“Republicans are fighting for citizens from every background, every community and every walk of life,” stated President Trump. “We are welcoming Americans of all parties and political persuasions to join our incredible movement to make America great again.”

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks offstage after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Meanwhile, Republicans are entering peak election season with a major fundraising lead over Democrats. The latest Federal Election Commission filing this week showed the RNC has $76 million cash on hand. This figure is about eight times more than the DNC’s $9.9 million.

Democrat hopeful Mike Bloomberg himself has four times more cash on hand than the committee.

According to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, support for President Trump is growing. She has claimed Americans are choosing results over a crowded Democrat field that has no vision for the nation.

“As we saw last night, Democrats are a disaster,” she said on Twitter. “Let’s keep winning with Trump!”

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President Trump disregards Russia meddling report as Democrat ‘misinformation campaign’

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 1:17 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

President Trump has dismissed new reports that claimed Russia is, once again, attempting to sway the presidential election in his favor. On Friday, the president slammed Democrat lawmakers for what he called “another misinformation campaign.”

The president has labeled the move “hoax number seven” and noted the party still, after two weeks, has yet to finalize the results of the recent caucus in Iowa.

The president’s son took to his defense later that day, tweeting, “Here we go again with the Russia, Russia, Russia nonsense.”

Russian government officials have also denied these reports, which they called “paranoid.” On Friday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov denounced the allegations and emphasized they will only escalate closer to the election.

FILE – In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

This came after several media outlets reported that Russia is trying to meddle in the 2020 elections. According to those reports, intelligence officials told the House Intelligence Committee that the country is aiding President Trump’s reelection efforts.

Democrats in Congress reacted to these reports by saying this was “exactly as we warned he would do.”

“We count on the intelligence community to inform Congress of any threat of foreign interference in our elections,” stated Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). “If reports are true and the president is interfering with that, he is again jeopardizing our efforts to stop foreign meddling.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called on members of Congress to “condemn the president’s reported efforts to dismiss threats to the integrity of our democracy and to politicize our intelligence community.”

“American voters should decide American elections, not Vladimir Putin,” she added.

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Colorado Springs

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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UPDATED 8:10 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump kept the ball rolling on the campaign trail with his latest stop in Colorado Springs. The president held a ‘Keep America Great’ rally in the Centennial State on Thursday.

“I was thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs tonight beneath the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains with thousands of terrific, hardworking American patriots,” he said. “With your help, this November, we are going to defeat the radical socialist Dems, and we are going to win Colorado!”

The president touted several of his administration’s policies, which have resulted in record low unemployment and a booming economy. He also doubled-down on his criticism of his Democrat challengers in the race.

He specifically took aim at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who came under fire by his fellow contenders Wednesday night during the Nevada Democrat debate.

“Mini Mike didn’t do well last night, I was going to send him a note saying: ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’” stated President Trump. “It’s not easy, Mike, not easy for any of them.”

The president has promised his base the U.S. will never turn to socialism and urged Colorado voters to get out and vote for him on Election Day. The state’s primary is slated for March 3rd.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Trump: America believes in redemption of former inmates

President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the “Hope for Prisoners” graduation ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 5:52 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump has touted the first results of his prison system reform by saying many people are getting a second chance at life. While speaking at a Las Vegas Police Department commencement event, the president emphasized America is a nation that believes in redemption.

“We are here to reaffirm that America is a nation that believes in redemption,” he said. “We believe in second chances.”

The president has stated former inmates often face isolation, alienation and a lack of opportunity, which brings them back to a life of crime. However, he said he’s changing that by reintegrating former prisoners back into society through new training programs.

President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the “Hope for Prisoners” graduation ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

He noted graduates of these programs will be able to obtain stable employment.

“There are some in our society that want to tell you what you can’t do, but do not believe those voices for one second,” stated President Trump. “I’m here today because I believe in what you can do, you’re going to be incredible.”

The president recently welcomed 29 inmates returning to society and said they’ve shown commitment to change by participating in new training programs.

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President Trump taps Fla. lawmaker as new DHS adviser

Photo via Julia Nesheiwat official Twitter.

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UPDATED 5:25 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump has tapped a veteran politician from Florida to serve as his new Homeland Security adviser. Reports released on Thursday confirmed that Julia Nesheiwat will be appointed to the position.

Nesheiwat is the state’s current Chief Resilience Officer and has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Energy Resources. She’ll be working directly under National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who she served with during her time at the State Department.

The lawmaker will replace Rear Admiral Peter Brown, who served in the position for about six months. Officials have not commented on why he was ousted.

Photo of Rear Admiral Peter Brown via DHS official website.

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NSC reassigns official to Energy Dept., Trump admin. dismisses rumors regarding op-ed

Photo via Victoria Coates official Twitter.

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UPDATED 3:40 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

A National Security Council official has been reassigned to another part of the administration after her loyalty was called into question. On Thursday, the NSC confirmed Victoria Coates will leave her post as deputy adviser and join the Energy Department.

This came after the White House dismissed rumors Coates was suspected of being the anonymous author behind an anti-Trump op-ed.

“White House leadership rejects rumors that have circulated recently and does not put any stock in the suggestion that Victoria Coates is the author of ‘Anonymous: A Warning’ or the related op-ed in the New York Times,” stated one senior official. “Dr. Coates’ transition to the Department of Energy has been in the works for several weeks, and reflects the continued trust and confidence the administration places in her as she takes on this sensitive role at the Department of Energy, where she will continue working to implement the president’s agenda.”

A report from Axios this week claimed the circumstances surrounding her removal were tied to her strained relationship with top NSC staff. It alleged others in the administration believed she was behind the New York Times piece and were pushing for her removal.

FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, the south side of the White House is pictured before President Donald Trump arrives. Victoria Coates, a top official on the National Security Council, is being reassigned amid fallout over the identity of the author of the inside-the-White House tell-all book by “Anonymous.” (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

The issue has since been addressed by the president.

“I know all about Anonymous, I know a lot about the leakers too,” he said. “When I want to get something out the press, I tell certain people and it gets out there.”

In the meantime, the NSC has announced Coates will begin her new role on Monday, where she will reportedly ensure the close alignment of national security and energy policy.

“We are enthusiastic about adding Dr. Coates to DOE, where her expertise on the Middle East and national security policy will be helpful,” stated Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette. “She will play an important role on our team.”

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President Trump pardons 2 women at urging of fmr. prisoner, Kim Kardashian

Judith Negron is interviewed at her home in Hialeah, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

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UPDATED 1:38 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

Two women are celebrating their newfound freedom after their sentences were commuted by President Trump. Recent reports detailed the stories of 40-year-old Crystal Munoz and 49-year-old Judith Negron, who were part of a group of people the president pardoned earlier this week.

Both women were championed for release by former federal prisoner Alice Johnson, who was pardoned by the president in 2018 at the urging of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.

According to the White House, Munoz spent the last 12 years in prison for her part in a marijuana smuggling ring.

Negron served eight years for her role in a healthcare company’s scheme to defraud the federal government. She credited Johnson’s advocacy for her release.

“Yesterday, my life was turned right-side up in a split second,” she said. “Right now, I feel like I’m having an out-of-body experience.”

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Rep. Gaetz: President Trump should pardon Roger Stone, no limit to pardoning power

File – Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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UPDATED 11:52 AM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), President Trump should pardon Roger Stone. Gaetz put in his two cents on the trial during an appearance on “The View” Thursday ahead of Stone’s sentencing for lying to Congress and witness tampering.

The Florida lawmaker’s response drew criticism from host Megan McCain, but the congressman maintained that the president’s pardoning power is unlimited. He also noted that former Democrat presidents used their pardoning power significantly more than President Trump has.

Rep. Gaetz said there’s been a “double standard” in the country regarding unjust sentencing and remarked that officials like Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe “have not faced consequences.”

Meanwhile, President Trump said Stone was treated unfairly and has hinted at a possible pardon.

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President Trump names Richard Grenell as Acting Director of National Intelligence

File -Then-ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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UPDATED 8:13 AM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump has named the current U.S. ambassador to Germany as his pick for acting Director of National Intelligence. In a tweet Wednesday, he announced Richard Grenell will take over the position from Joseph Maguire.

The selection came after the president said he wanted to remove what he called “bad actors” in America’s intelligence agencies.

“I was illegally spied on by Comey, Brennan and all the sleaze of the world,” stated President Trump. “…when people talk about the, you know, intelligence agencies…well I was not given a very good first glance at it.”

Analysts have praised Grenell for his firm stance on taking on Germany in relation to Iran, Huawei, NATO and other such controversies.

Pending the president’s appointment, Grenell would become the first openly gay cabinet member.

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President Trump: Sen. Murphy, John Kerry have hindered U.S. relations with Iran

Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the South Slope Community Center, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 1:55 PM PT — Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Trump has said Iran is unwilling to make a deal with the U.S. because Democrats are interfering with American foreign policy. The president took to Twitter on Wednesday, where he accused John Kerry and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) of violating the Logan Act.

Last week, sources said Murphy secretly met with Iran’s foreign minister on the sidelines of a conference in Germany.

FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

President Trump stated Kerry’s and Murphy’s actions “must be dealt with strongly.” The president first heard about the Iran meeting on Tuesday before speaking with the press.

“I saw that Sen. Murphy met with the Iranians, I just saw that on the way over,” he said. “That sounds like, to me, a violation of the Logan Act.”

In 2017, Murphy accused former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn of violating the Logan Act. At the time, the senator stated that any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy is illegal and should be taken seriously.

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President Trump to hold ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Phoenix, Ariz.

President Donald Trump arrives at SNHU Arena for a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 1:00 PM PT — Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Trump is visiting the Southwestern United States this week as a part of his reelection campaign. In California, he held a roundtable with supporters near Palm Springs before delivering remarks at a fundraising luncheon.

The president is slated to meet with farmers and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon. He’s expected to discuss efforts to improve agricultural practices in the Golden State.

He will then head to Phoenix, Arizona for another ‘Keep America Great’ rally, where he is likely to speak on immigration and tout the expansion of the southern border wall.

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives at SNHU Arena to speak during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This comes amid the president’s rising approval rating, which hit an all-time high on Wednesday. The latest poll averages, which were recently released by RealClear Politics, showed 46 percent of voters approve of the president’s work in office. That’s the highest approval rating the president has received in the survey so far.

Support for the president has grown since his impeachment acquittal. A Hill-HarrisX survey showed the president’s approval stands at 49 percent while support from Republican voters remains strong at 86 percent.

President Trump took to Twitter to tout these rising numbers and slam mainstream media outlets for their “fake news polls.”

Tune in to One America News tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST/ 6:00 p.m. PST for full coverage of President Trump’s ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Phoenix!

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich says President Trump has his ‘deepest, most profound, and everlasting gratitude’

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s daughters Annie, center, and Amy smile during a news conference outside their home Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Chicago. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump commuted Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence for political corruption. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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UPDATED 10:45 AM PT — Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said President Trump has his “everlasting gratitude,” following the president’s decision to commute his sentence.

While speaking at a Colorado airport Tuesday night, Blagojevich said the president has got a big fan in him and called himself a “Trump-o-crat.” He also said he is going to fight against the corrupt criminal justice system, which he believes all too often persecutes and prosecutes people who did nothing wrong.

Blagojevich acknowledged the president didn’t have to commute his sentence and called out his fellow Democrats for being unkind to the president. The former Illinois official made the following comments:

“He didn’t have to do this. He’s a Republican president; I was a Democratic governor. My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him. They’ve, in fact, they’ve been very unkind to him. What he did was, I think, something that deserves a great amount of appreciation on my part personally. He has from me my deepest, most profound and everlasting gratitude.”

A large banner reading Thanks Mr. President adorns the porch of the home of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich as members of the media prepare for a news conference with with him, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Chicago, after his release from a Colorado prison late the night before. (AP Photo/Katie Foody)

The former governor had been more than halfway through serving a 14 year sentence in federal prison before the president’s action Tuesday. President Trump took to Twitter to state that “Blagojevich did not sell the Senate seat” and called it yet another (James) “Comey and gang deal.”

The president issued pardons to 11 federal offenders on Tuesday, which commuted their sentences and expunged their records.

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President Trump: Federal government will step in if Calif. cities can’t clean up streets

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, a woman walks past a homeless man sleeping in front of recycling bins and garbage on a street corner in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for better mental health care to help treat the state’s large homeless population as he addresses one of the state’s most pressing problems in his second State of the State speech to be given Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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President Trump warned if California can’t clean up its streets, the federal government will. He made those remarks during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Tuesday.

The president then said California’s big cities have needles and other unhealthy substances on the streets, which ends up on the beaches as well as in the ocean. He said he’s already told members of his administration they have to get involved in cleaning up the Golden State.

“…if they can’t do it themselves, we are going to do it, the federal government is going to take it over,” he stated. “We are working right now with L.A., in particular….it’s not thinkable what they have allowed to have happened to these cities, incredible.”

President Trump said his administration is also in talks with officials in San Francisco regarding the issue.

Homelessness has led to several public health issues in California’s big cities, including outbreaks of hepatitis. About half of the nation’s homeless population resides in the Golden State.

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President Trump has total confidence in AG William Barr

FILE – In this July 11, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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UPDATED 6:44 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Trump said he has “total confidence” in Attorney General William Barr and his handling of the case against Roger Stone.

Talking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday, the president acknowledged how his tweets about the case have made the Attorney General’s job harder.

However, President Trump added he felt “compelled to stick up for his people.”

He went on to point out Stone is facing a tough prison sentence for lying to the FBI, while many Democrats are getting away with doing the same thing.

“I think Roger Stone has been treated unfairly, I think General Flynn has been treated very unfairly, I think a lot of people have been treated very unfairly, I think the Mueller scam is just exactly what it’s what a lot of people are calling, because it was started illegally,” stated President Trump. “It was started by abuse, it was phony, it was a fake dossier.”

The president said Barr is a man of “great integrity” who can deliver justice in the toughest circumstances.

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Conservative Indian group praises President Trump for fight against Islamic terror

Posters of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are seen kept on a table during an event where members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, gather to symbolically celebrate his victory in the upcoming U.S. elections, in New Delhi, India, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

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UPDATED 1:06 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A group of conservative Hindu’s in India are praising the president for fighting back against Islamic terrorism. The group known as the Hindu Army reportedly even wrote a song to celebrate the president and are planning to record it to share with others on social media.

The president of the group, Vishnu Gupta, said they support the president because of his transparency and his promise to eliminate Islamic terrorism.

“We like Donald Trump because he openly spoke about India’s feelings and the whole world’s feelings. We are extremely disturbed by Islamic terrorism and even the U.S. is very disturbed by this. The whole world is disturbed by it. He openly said that he would eliminate Islamic terrorism from its roots, that is why I am his fan.”

— Vishnu Gupta, President- Hindu Army

President Trump is set to visit India on February 24th to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and improve ties in the region.

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President Trump slams prosecutors in Roger Stone case, threatens lawsuit over Mueller probe

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he boards Air Force One as he departs Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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UPDATED 11:50 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Trump recently slammed federal prosecutors who worked the Roger Stone case and threatened to sue everyone behind the Mueller probe.

In a string of tweets Tuesday, he said the Russia investigation was “badly tainted” and should be thrown out altogether. The president also said it was “illegally set up” based on a discredited dossier as well as forged documents to the FISA court.

The president went on to point out that Mueller lied to Congress when he said he did not come to the White House with the intention of becoming the FBI director.

Meanwhile, the federal judge overseeing the Roger Stone case has declined to delay his sentencing amid calls for a new trial. In a teleconference with prosecutors and the defense Tuesday, District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said delaying the sentencing would not be a “prudent” thing to do.

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Roger Stone waits in line at the federal court in Washington. The Justice Department said it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The judge said she’s considering holding a hearing on the request for a new trial, but added that she wasn’t sure if it was necessary.

Stone is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, however, Jackson indicated his sentence wouldn’t go into effect until after she makes a decision on the possibility of a new trial

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President Trump pardons former 49ers owner Eddie Debartolo Jr.

FILE – In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who is convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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UPDATED 11:35 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Trump has announced a full pardon of the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. He signed the executive order Tuesday morning, which grants clemency to Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

The move comes after DeBartolo plead guilty in 1998 to a charge of failing to report a felony connected to a corruption investigation into former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (D-La.).

Following the pardon announcement, the president invited former 49ers legends Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott, among others, to the White House for the event.

“So today is a great day for him, I’m glad to be here to be a part of that and, you know, it’s just something I’ll never forget,” said Rice. “You know, this man, he has done so much in the community, has done so much in NFL football and today is a great day for him.”

While DeBartolo avoided jail, he had to pay several fines and eventually gave up ownership of the football franchise to his sister.

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Trump campaign criticizes tweet by former President Obama claiming he made the economy what it is now

Former president Barack Obama talks during a panel with NBA players Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Giannis Antetokounmpo and sports analyst Michael Wilbon in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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UPDATED 8:34 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Trump campaign recently fired back at former President Barack Obama after he appeared to claim credit for the booming economy. In a statement Monday, a top campaign official said the economy is only recovering because of actions President Trump took to undo his predecessor’s policies.

“President Trump reversed every single failed Obama-era economic policy, and with it, reversed the floundering Obama/Biden economy,” Kayleigh McEnany, Trump campaign national press secretary, told Fox News reporters.

This comes after former President Obama took to Twitter noting the anniversary of his signing the 2009 Economic Stimulus Package.

The Trump campaign added that by deregulating, lowering taxes and supporting free market policies, President Trump has created the hottest economy on record. This is a fact Vice President Mike Pence has continued to stress.

“I hope you have figured out already American manufacturing has never had a greater champion in the Oval Office than President Donald Trump,” he stated. “And we’re going to keep working every day, not just earn your confidence, but to give you confidence to invest, to give you the confidence to know that this is a president that believes in growth.”

The Trump campaign added that by contrast Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky ‘ready’ for next call with President Trump

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during talks with journalists in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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UPDATED 11:07 AM PT — Sunday, February 16, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky said he’s ready for his next phone call with President Trump. During an interview with CNN Friday, he stated he’s willing to speak with the United States President again if it will help Ukraine.

Zelensky’s’ phone call with President Trump last year was at the center of the impeachment probe after a whistle-blower alleged the U.S. president of pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, walks after inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

However, Zelensky denied this and thanked everyone in America for supporting Ukraine.

“If this way will help Ukraine I am ready for next call with Mr. Trump…” stated the Ukrainian president. “…I want to thank you guys and thank everybody and thank USA and just ordinary American people, first of all, for support of Ukraine.”

Zelensky said he’s trying to set up a White House meeting, which he wants to be special with positive outcomes for both countries.

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