In the first Presidential Debate, at one hour into the debate, Chris Wallace made statements about President Trump’s criticism of Antifa, and then asked him if he was willing to denounce white supremacy. Chris Wallace told the President that he would have one minute to speak (instead of two, as both parties and the moderator had agreed to). Here is how that “One minute” during the required two minute talk segment (per the rules) played out:
President Trump spoke 8 seconds.
Chris Wallace debated.
Vice President Biden interrupted.
President Trump spoke 2 seconds.
Chris Wallace debated.
Vice President Biden interrupted.
President Trump spoke 5 seconds.
Vice President Biden laughed.
Chris Wallace debated.
President Trump spoke 10 seconds, with Vice President Joe Biden talking over him for 4 of those seconds.
Chris Wallace told Vice President Biden “Go ahead” after President Trump had only spoken for 25 interrupted seconds of his “One minute” two minute segment.
Vice President Biden spoke for 9 uninterrupted seconds, then 8 seconds, where President Trump spoke over him for 6 of those seconds (still during President Trump’s “One minute” two minute segment–so who was doing the interrupting here?).
President Trump attempted to speak for 7 seconds more while Chris Wallace talked over him and interrupted by saying “Moving On” and then asked another question.
The most uninterrupted time President Trump got to speak during is “One minute” two minute segment was 8 seconds. That is all.
I got free COVID-19 information from our vet today. Dogs do have a coronavirus, but it’s so different from COVID-19, he said it’s like there are two family reunions of people with the same last name, but they have completely different lineages, but people think they’re the same…It’s like that.
He was the first (or one of the first?) vets in the state to test a cat for COVID-19. All of these tests, across the country, had to be sent into a single lab in California, and shipped and labeled in particular ways. The lab said that they had tested 5,000 cats at that point and not one tested positive. He thought the news about a tiger having it was really about the tiger having a “coronavirus,” but it wasn’t COVID-19.
He thought we should have shut down all travel, quickly, and we would have stopped the virus from spreading. He might be right.
He was explaining that when it comes to viruses, *either* they spread easily *or* they are deadly, but we don’t find viruses that are both. It’s like a two sided scale, when one side goes up, the other goes down. So many biological processes work exactly like this. He said that Ebola, for example, is very deadly, but doesn’t spread well, because the host often dies before they spread it. He said COVID-19 spreads easily but is not super deadly. (As we can verify by the numbers).
He said they actually found COVID-19 in 2017, but classified it as not being dangerous. The current virus has morphed a bit, but is only 3% different from that virus they discovered in 2017.
After the September 29 Presidential Debate, I noticed people claiming that President Trump had spoken ill of the military that night. I didn’t remember any such behavior (though I did see plenty of other upsetting behaviors). It made me wonder if the claims were true, so I decided to study the transcript.
I found the entire transcript online, and I have pasted every word President Trump said about the military and the vets below. First, though, I would like to sum up what the transcript says.
What Did President Trump Say About the Military in the First Presidential Debate?
Note that these statements do not represent my opinions, nor have I fact checked these statements yet. This is simply a summation of what the President said in the debate:
The Obama/Biden administration did not provide proper healthcare for the military, and 308,000 military people died on their watch.
The military was “broken” and in debt when Obama/Biden left office, and Trump had to fix it.
Two hundred and fifty military leaders and generals are supporting the Trump campaign.
The 1619 Project/”Critical Race Theory” is racist and was being taught in our schools and to our military.
Trump has re-built the military and Space Force.
Trump fixed the VA, which was a mess under the Obama/Biden administration.
People were dying because of the Obama/Biden administration.
The Trump administration has fixed the VA to take care of our vets.
The Trump campaign has a 91% approval rating from the vets.
Hunter (Biden) got thrown out of the military for cocaine use.
Biden spoke ill of the military and it is on tape.
The military is all set up to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine when it is ready.
Military ballots with “Trump” on them were found in a garbage can recently.
How Did He Knock Down the Military?
Perhaps saying that the military was “broken” under the Obama/Biden administration was knocking down the military? I think he was attempting to say that Obama/Biden did not take care of the military as they should have. (Again, I have not fact checked this, I am only stating what he said). I don’t personally think he was speaking ill of the military in this statement.
None of the press are talking about President Trump’s claims that he has a 91% approval rating among veterans. If this were a false claim and could be proven false, the media would be all over it. This means it is either true or cannot be proven untrue.
Overall, I don’t personally see any statements where he knocked down the military. If you disagree, please leave a comment and let me know. If you would like to read all of his exact words about the military that he spoke during the debate, you may do so below.
The Transcript (Everything President Said About the Military at the September 29, 2020 Debate)
Joe, you’ve had 308,000 military people dying because you couldn’t provide them proper healthcare in the military. So don’t tell me about this.
Including fixing the broken military that you gave me, including taking care of your debts.
“…we just got the support of 250 military leaders and generals, total support.”
(regarding critical race theory and the 1619 Project)
“I ended it because it’s racist. I ended it because a lot of people were complaining that they were asked to do things that were absolutely insane. That it a radical revolution that was taking place in our military, in our schools, all over the place.”
“A rebuilding of the military, including Space Force and all of the other things. A fixing of the VA which was a mess under him, 308,000 people died because they didn’t have proper health care. It was a mess. And we now got a 91% approval rating at the VA, our vets. We take care of our vets. But we’ve rebuilt our military.”
“I don’t know Beau. I know Hunter. Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out dishonorably discharged.”
“For cocaine use.”
“He [Biden] made a statement about the military. He said I said something about the military. He and his friends made it up, and then they went with it. I never said it.”
“He called the military stupid bastards.”
“He said it on tape.”
(regarding the vaccine)
“Well, we’re going to deliver it right away. We have the military all set up. Logistically, they’re all set up. We have our military that delivers soldiers and they can do 200,000 a day. They’re going to be delivering-”
“Hey, they found ballots in a wastepaper basket three days ago, and they all had the name military ballots. There were military. They all had the name Trump on them.”
Do You See Any Examples of President Trump Knocking Down the Military?
If you see any examples that I am missing, please share. I would love to hear your thoughts.
I was just shopping for cheap clothing, and then was convicted. I just shared with a friend, earlier, that I believe most of us are still active participants in slavery and wouldn’t be able to live the lifestyles we live without it. It isn’t in America, so we don’t see it right in front of our faces, but it IS happening. If we buy any of the following brands, at least, we are supporting the evil practice of slavery, STILL:
UGH. That’s a lot. It’s convicting. It gives new perspective, for me, of some slave owners. Bear with me. I’m not saying slavery is okay, at all. Here are my thoughts about supporting modern-day slavery, and I imagine some, in the south, so long ago, felt the same way:I HATE slavery. I HATE the mistreatment of people. AND I don’t know how to get out of budgeting limitations that won’t allow me to buy all fair-trade, locally-made, hand-crafted everything. I don’t think I can even own a cell phone at all that isn’t manufactured with slave-labor. I think the only kind of vehicle we could drive is a Ford, to avoid supporting slave-labor, maybe (are they truly completely American-made?). With five kids, and the bills, and a need to put food on the table AND clothe my kids AND furnish my house, I find myself reliant on cheap goods in order to maintain my way of life….Do you guys follow?
I’m a well-meaning person. I don’t think I’m racist. I don’t hate any human group anywhere. I believe that all people were created in the image of God and I want all of them to have the same freedoms that I have.
This is a heartbreaking position!
I know there have been terrible slave owners who treated people worse than they would treat their dog. That is horrendous and I cringe thinking about it. I believe there were some well-meaning, stuck in an ugly system people, too. I think some of them did the best they could, and took in “slaves” but really treated them like children, like they were adopted. (Like Phillis Wheatley’s family), or treated adult slaves like members of the family instead of like servants. I would like to think I would have been one of them. The slaves should have been free to live where they wanted and do whatever kind of work they pleased. Period. So, no matter how good they were treated by their “masters,” it wasn’t an okay system. I think there were also people who didn’t own slaves who indirectly supported the very system they fought against, by buying cheap cotton and other goods that could only be purchased so cheaply *because* of slavery. I don’t know if they understood how their dollars supported the ugly system of slavery?
I hate slavery. I hate it. I want it to end, worldwide. I don’t want to be a part of it .Let’s start dialogue. How do we end it? For me, I’m thinking through: American-made clothing or at least not slave-labor clothing…Used furniture or American made or locally crafted. (I say that and think of dollar signs). I don’t know what to do about phones, other technology and cars.How do we end worldwide slavery together? Right now, all of us, who buy any of these brands, and so many others, are active participants, supporting slavery with our dollars. My guess is, if we buy anything “cheap,” like from Dollar Tree, Walmart, etc., we are supporting slavery. Not to throw certain businesses under the bus, but, really, how do they get such inexpensive products? What do we do? How do we get past real budget restraints and still pay people fair wages?
“Best chance” may be an understatement. Biden is China’s only chance.” Only chance meaning, the only chance for China to be on top again in world trade, to trade freely without the tariffs Trump put in place, and to trade freely using whatever means of labor they see fit. Joe Biden has said some scary things about China, like that he “understands” their one child policy that forces women to have abortions when they want to keep their baby. Wow.
“As far as not supporting slave labor, Congress has passed a law that is not going to allow ships of goods that were produced with slave labor to enter our country. Trump did try to negotiate, but China “re-framed” their slavery situation and called concentration camps industry training facilities, or something like that. I think sometimes, when a country refuses to change, we have to make hard rules that impact them in big ways. That’s my thought.”
“I hear you, but if we’re using slave labor to get our cheap products, should we continue in that practice, or cut it off right away? And then, shouldn’t we just learn to deal with the higher prices, because that is reality without slave labor? I think we, as Americans, are caught in a system that is based on false realities. Mortgages, high mortgages, car payments, buying things we couldn’t afford if they were made by fairly paid workers, etc.”
“I think most Americans really do live in a completely false world (me included). Most of us live in homes we couldn’t afford to buy outright and they aren’t really ours until 30 years later. Most people have car payments on cars they can’t afford to buy outright and that they don’t technically own until 5 years later…Most people buy disposable junk products, products that make life easier, without thinking of any consequences of those products (Consequences to human life, consequences to the recycling plants or the dumps, etc…). It’s easy to get stuck in this way of life and to think it’s normal, and to not question it. But, if we were in the south and people had slaves still today, and we were having this conversation—would it be okay (looking back), to say “but if they stop slavery so abruptly, cotton will be way, way, way too expensive and people won’t be able to afford it anymore”? Having to pay more for cotton would be painful, but we would have to deal with it, right? Now that we know about how horrible slavery was in our country, of course, we’d be willing to pay more to free people, right? I think we are facing the same exact dilemma right now, but it’s not in front of our eyes and we can’t see the faces of the people being mistreated. I think China is just the first step for the President, and mainly because it’s so bad there and so big there. But we’ve known that for years. People have joked about how cheap “Made in China” products were, maybe without realizing how they were so cheap (slave labor). I’m just thankful that President Trump is standing up to it and not encouraging China to continue in these evil practices (Obama did give them freedom to continue, and Biden would too). I agree there is slavery in other places, too, and I think all of it needs to be addressed. Under-paid, poorly-treated illegal immigrants who work in our meat plants (which are owned by China, by the way) in our country have been on my mind for so many years. I personally drew a line at cheap meat from these factories a long time ago, and I only rarely buy it (it is difficult to find boneless skinless chicken breasts or drumsticks at local farms, so sometimes I compromise for variety…Wish I didn’t…). I figured out how to budget for farm-fresh meat and purposely seek out buying 1/4 of a cow, or 1/2 of a pig at a time, etc. and fill a chest freezer with that meat (it’s cheaper per pound than buying each cut individually). I stretch the meat with a lot of soups to make it so that we can afford this. I do it for two reasons: 1. Our health, I think “Good fat” is super important for a healthy gallbladder and other organs and I don’t want to feed our family bad fat (fat is where the toxins go, so pork from these factories is particularly concerning to me). 2. I don’t want to support the ugly labor practices any longer. I read a book about a woman who was an illegal immigrant working in a tomato field with her baby attached to her, and she was working directly with pesticides and got cancer. All to feed us. It’s NOT okay, and stuff like that makes me so upset. It’s one of the reasons I started a blog about agriculture and farming practices 10+ years ago. So I started becoming a farmer’s market advocate and try to go often (every weekend if I can). Okay, I am babbling….But I think, overall, mistreatment of people has to stop everywhere, and I agree, it’s going to hit us hard when we have to pay the real costs of the things we buy….But–bring it on….In reality, we should probably all live in cheap houses, and buy our meats from farms that treat their employees well, and buy cars we can buy for cash, and stop buying junk products from slave-labor in China… “
“I don’t think we did away with slavery. I think we just moved it overseas. “
“I wrote an article on my blog once about how we don’t think about our trash. What if we all had to keep all of our own trash on our own piece of property, forever? How much more careful would we be about the disposable stuff that we use? We aren’t being good stewards.”
This is from a press briefing from February 1, 2019.
There have more arrests of human traffickers in the 3.5 years of Trumps presidency than there were in 8 years of Obama’s. The media twists the intentions of everything.
Why the wall? To prevent child trafficking and to prevent criminals from exploiting children, using them over and over, to get into our country as a “family unit.
Why separate kids from adults? To prevent child trafficking.
Kids are being brought in with people they don’t belong to, their “sponsors,” who seek to exploit them. (You may remember me sharing that as we rode an Amtrak train last fall, a woman approached Ruby and then asked me if I was her “Sponsor.” This is child trafficking language. These are the people, so many of them, an increase starting in 2008, who are coming into the country illegally and posing as families…These are the ones the media wants to keep together as a family unit–kids, with their abusers…………) This is a serious issue.
“And one of the indictments was a woman who was being paid $1,500 a child to take the children back to Guatemala who are not part of the actual family unit. So, she claimed to doing this 13 times, and so we found out they were recycling these children. They would bringing them up, smuggling them as part of a family group, recycle them back to Guatemala, put them in another family group, and come back up.So this was, you know, obviously an exploitation of these children.”
“I spent 12 years as a special agent, as an undercover operator, working on the southern border, working sex trafficking cases….One little girl I can tell you about. In fact, I introduced this little girl to Ms. Trump during a private briefing. This little girl was kidnapped in Central America. Eleven years old. Groomed for two years with the intent of getting her ready to come to America. Why? Because we are the highest-consuming nation of child pornography. We are the clientele that’s the big money. They brought this little girl through a part of the southern border where there was no wall, easily got her to New York City. And this is hard to hear but this is the truth, and everyone needs to hear this. This little girl — and this is very typical — raped for money every day, 30 to 40 times a day. If that’s not a crisis, if that’s not an emergency, I don’t know what is. Now, let me say this: Had there been a wall, had there been a barrier, this little girl likely would have been saved, because the traffickers would have been forced to take this child through the port of entry where we have amazing law enforcement. I’ve worked with these people. These are the best people on the planet. They can detect. They have equipment. They have trained agents.
In contrast, while this was happening, I was working another case. A little boy — a Mexican boy who was kidnapped by an American trafficker, by a child pornographer. He kidnapped Mexican children, brought them to San Bernardino County, where he had a makeshift studio, made child porn with these little children. Five years old.This little boy was kidnapped in Mexicali, Mexico where there was a wall, where there is a barrier. And so he was forced to take this little boy through the Calexico port of entry. And guess what? It worked. We captured him. We rescued the little boy, and subsequently rescued 12 other children in San Bernardino, California.The difference between those two cases is two plus two equals four. The wall was a difference. The wall rescued this little boy, and the lack of a wall caused this little girl to go through a hell that is indescribable, that is not manufactured. It is a real crisis. It is a real emergency.
“The women talk about how they’re brought across the border, and one describes being put down face-down on a raft and pulled across on a rope. One driven in the back of truck, in the back of flat-bed truck. Or in the middle of the night, crossing the border into a vehicle taken to a safe house. They think their journey — the rough part of the journey is over, but little do they know, once they reach Queens, New York, that’s when their true horror begins where they’re abused, beaten, maybe not fed — all for the trafficker to take over their minds and to force them into this life of prostitution. For us, I thank God for the great work of the Border Patrol. They interdicted one of these individuals he had from females with him. From that little bit of information, we were able to uncover over 12 victims in New York, two of which were minors when they came across the border by this trafficking organization. And like Ms. Tucker stated, these poor women were asked to service 15 to 40 men a day for as little as $40. The organization was making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which is being funneled back through Mexico. Doing this type of work for us at HSI is the most rewarding work that we could ever do because you’re saving a life; you’re saving a victim. And it’s making the public aware of this that’s out there. We did a bilateral takedown with the Mexican authorities where we arrested five of the individuals in Mexico; three of the individuals in New York. They were recently sentenced in January of this year, ranging from 8 to 25 years for the trafficking of these 12 victims to the New York area.
And mostly are coming through the border?
Yes, Mr. President.”
I recommend that you read the entire transcript of this press briefing. It is eye opening. Why isn’t the media addressing this?
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By all indications so far in the preliminary stages of these investigations there is a coordinated effort on the part of these individuals to start fires in areas that are the least protected and most vulnerable then slowing working their way into more populated areas and neighborhoods.
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Where are they testing this? Africa. Always, testing new experiments on the vulnerable ones. It appears to be BG’s favorite place to treat people like guinea pigs and use untested vaccines. Now this. Ugh.
It’s backwards day!! CNN, Zuckerberg, Biden and Harris and so many other news outlets–they’re all on the anti-vax bandwagon now!! THIS is what so many people have been asking about and talking about for years. Now, only because Trump (the “anti-vax” presidential candidate in 2016, according to the media) is talking about a Covid-19 vax by the end of the year, all of these people are suddenly questioning vaccines. They hate Trump SO much they are even willing to diss vaccine companies. WOW!!! This is just crazy!For the record, I don’t want the Covid Vax and I won’t be taking a Flu Vax, either. I know too much. Transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre, “polio-like illnesses,” shedding flu to pregnant women and babies for two weeks after the vax…ETC. I can go on…The media switch is mind-boggling! Health bloggers were censored and even banned from social media for spreading antivax “propaganda,” and now Zuckerberg is all for this freedom of speech. Just WOW.
I’m sure you have seen the Atlantic article, in which three anonymous sources supposedly claimed that President Trump called military veterans “suckers” and “losers.” Sadly, this article is one of the many current examples of disgraceful reporting. The entire article is based on quotes from people who won’t even share their names. It’s really hard to believe, and I’m painfully surprised by how many people fell for it and believe it to be true.
Do you want to know the facts? Here we go…
J. Hogan Gidley*
Lt. General Keith Kellogg
Sarah Huckabee Sanders*
These are the people, eight of whom who were present at the reported times/places, who deny that President Trump ever called veterans “losers” or “suckers.” Fifteen and counting…The Atlantic produced four “unnamed” witnesses, but all of these people have come forward and said it’s a lie. Who do trust? A newspaper that is owned by a Biden mega-donor?
Also, from John Bolton’s anti-Trump book about the exact occasion mentioned in the Atlantic article. Notice that Trump *couldn’t* see the cemetery due to weather, as he stated–not because he thought the veterans were losers:
“Marine One’s crew was saying that bad visibility could make it imprudent to chopper to the cemetery. The ceiling was not too low for Marines to fly in combat, but flying POTUS was obviously something very different. If a motorcade was necessary, it could take between ninety and a hundred and twenty minutes each way, along roads that were not exactly freeways, posing an unacceptable risk that we could not get the President out of France quickly enough in case of an emergency. It was a straightforward decision to cancel the visit but very hard for a Marine like Kelly to recommend, having originally been the one to suggest Belleau Wood… Trump agreed, and it was decided that others would drive to the cemetery instead.”
So, What’s the Verdict?
I wasn’t there that day, so I cannot vouch for President Trump–but fifteen people did. I’d say fifteen against three means that his team wins. While I do not always agree with President Trump’s tact (or lack of it), I don’t think he called veterans “suckers” or “losers.” The Atlantic should be printing a retraction. Have you seen one? Let me know if you do.
Believing Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his evil sins and that no politicians or movie stars joined him on his plane to orgie island, where he brought under-aged girls for sex.
Believing that Google, Youtube and Facebook have peoples’ best interest in mind when they censor different science, experiences and opinions, and that this is nothing like the book burning of World War II.
Believing “Social Distancing” has real science behind it, when it was a high schooler’s science fair project in 2006 and has not been studied beyond this.
Believing the antibody tests show anything beneficial at all when they really just show exposure to ANY coronavirus ever in your lifetime.
Believing crowds gathering for one political party don’t spread the virus, but crowds gathering for another political party, or crowds gathering to worship God do spread the virus.
Believing that the vaccine will be just like other vaccines, when it is an RNA vaccine and has not been used on humans before.
Believing the Covid vaccine will be safe and effective after rushed safety and efficacy tests, and when the flu vaccine is neither safe OR effective.
Believing that BLM does anything for black people or that it’s anything more than a decomcratic campaign fund (look where the donations go).
Believing that it is Christ-like to support BLM when they want to dismantle the nuclear family and they support Planned Parenthood.
Believing the politicians when they say “science is increasingly showing that masks work,” when no such science can be found.
Believing Snopes to be a reliable “fact checking” source.
Believing that people who opposed lockdowns really just wanted haircuts and McDonalds, when, in fact, most of these people were losing their businesses and their families were suffering in ways that no stimulus check or unemployment money could make up for.
Believing the death counts for Covid without realizing that family members are complaining all over the world about their loved ones being marked as “Covid” deaths when they were never even tested.
Believing the case counts for Covid when test results for one person are counted up to four times.
Believing hospitals were over-run with Covid patients, when most, across the country, have been empty and have suffered financially.
Believing that we don’t have enough testing available, when test booths across the country have been empty.
Believing that our “Total Cases” of Coronavirus prove that Trump failed us without considering cases divided by population and noticing that we do not actually have more cases than every other country.
Believing that Trump was a racist for shutting down trade and travel with China at the beginning of the pandemic, but that he also didn’t shut things down soon enough.
Believing Bill Gates so loves the world that he spends his billions to save us all from a virus with a low death rate out of the goodness of his heart and that whosoever believes in him will be rescued from this virus
Believing that we really have a change shortage going on and it’s going to go back to normal soon.
Believing China wants 5G installed all over our country so that we can download movies faster.
Believing HCQ is deadly because one study that used WAY too high of doses and on people too far into the disease, funded by Bill Gates, showed that it was, when it has been used safely and effectively for decades.
Believing HCQ does not help coronavirus patients, when Fauci said it did in 2005 and thousands (maybe millions) of patients have recovered from COVID-19 because of this drug worldwide.
Believing that everything is going to get back to normal after government lockdowns and overreach.