Libs Cheered Riots but Trump Rallies…A “Death Trap” – Such a Joke
Oh, the hypocrisy.
A week ago Monday, Rep. Val Demings, a Florida Democrat rising up in the Joe Biden veepstakes, attended a massive “Healing and Hope” rally, where thousands of mask less protesters were jammed in elbow to elbow. She told her Twitter followers she was there “to speak with our community as America grieves.”
But by Thursday, Demings changed her tune (perhaps signifying that she’s a perfect choice for Biden).
“The president’s plan to hold mass rallies in Florida and elsewhere as we experience a resurgence in COVID cases is irresponsible and selfish,” Demings said.
“Do as I say, not as I do,” is the Democratic mantra.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist from Vermont, wrote a week ago Monday on Twitter: “Congratulations to all who are out on the streets today peacefully protesting. Together, we will end police brutality. Together, we will defeat Trump. Together, we will fight for a government based on justice and compassion, not greed and lies.”
But by Thursday, like Demings, Sanders was blasting Trump and the Republicans’ decision to hold its nominating convention in Florida — in late August.
President Donald Trump will announce a plan at the White House on Wednesday to help further stop veteran suicides.
Last year, the president created a cabinet-level task force to study the issue and offer recommendations to reduce veterans’ suicides.
The PREVENTS (The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide) Initiative was led by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie.
The president will announce the results of the task force and detail the plan to implement recommendations.
Leading Market News
U.S. stock index futures fell late Wednesday, after a mixed day on Wall Street.
As of 9 p.m. Eastern, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -1.35% were down nearly 200 points, or 0.8%, with S&P 500 futures ES00, -1.18% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, -0.96% declining as well.
Stocks slumped in the final hour of trade Wednesday, as investors worried about an increase in coronavirus cases and the prospect of a slower-than-expected economic recovery.
The Dow DJIA, -0.64% dropped 170.37 points, or 0.7%, to close at 26,119.61.
The S&P 500 SPX, -0.36% fell 11.25 points, finishing at 3,113.49, or 0.4% lower, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.14% gained 14.66 points, or 0.2%, closing at 9,910.53.
Both the Dow and S&P snapped three-day winning streaks.
The Back Page
San Diego K9 Officer Jonathan Wiese has been credited with saving the lives of two young girls after rappelling down a cliff to rescue them from a car their father had driven into the ocean in an apparent murder-suicide attempt over the weekend.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, Weise was near the San Diego-Coronado Bridge responding to a call the girls’ mother made to police Saturday morning, in which she informed them that her husband was suicidal and planned to take the toddlers, both two-year-olds, to the bridge and drive off it.
ABC-10 reports that when Wiese arrived at the cliff area, where the man ultimately drove off, he saw the car had flipped over in the ocean below, and started to think-up a quick plan of action.
“I could see him and he had one of the girls in his arms, and I have a two-year-old daughter at home so I imagined, what if that was my wife and kid down there? You’re not going to stand there on the cliff and watch it happen,” said Wiese, who later recalled the rescue effort, reports the Tribune.
Wiese grabbed his K9 leash, wrapped it around himself, and gave one end to the other officers arriving on scene.
“We kind of held on to each other, I’ve never done anything like that holding on to each other’s belts,” recalled Sgt. Briggitta Belz, one of the responding officers.
Wiese then repelled down 30 feet to the rocks below and swam toward the man, grabbed him under the armpit, held them above water, and pushed them toward the shore.
San Diego Police Chief David Nisliet called Wiese’s actions “probably the most heroic thing I’ve seen in my 32 years.” Both of the girls were still in the hospital as of Monday, but are expected to recover — a development Wiese said was the “best news you can have.”
“All I care about is that those girls are going to live and have a second chance at life,” said Wiese.