With Brexit as the backdrop it is in the U.K.’s best interest to cozy up to the United States. It is particularly important for the U.K. to remain close to the United States with looming trade and economic decisions on the horizon.
[Transcript] FOREIGN SECRETARY JOHNSON: Good afternoon, everybody. Thank you very much for coming. Over the last few days I have, as foreign secretary, have been the channel for innumerable expressions of condolences from around the world in the aftermath of the terrorist atrocity in Manchester, and I’ve been struck by how often our international friends and supporters have mentioned not so much the crime as the response: the acts of instinctive kindness by people in Manchester; the holding of hands; the gathering of thousands of people in the center of the city to show their indomitable pride and resilience; and in their unity and their determination to show that it is by coming together that we can beat this scourge.
Too funny. Um, I don’t think the political opinion writers at ABC are “writing” that headline with the same perspective as voters “reading” it. [Story Here]
Republican candidate Greg Gianforte easily won his election bid for congress. The media are apoplectic about the brazen victory – without even considering the possibility that Gianforte is less angry with national media than the voters who elected him.
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The national media are full of anticipation to see which candidate comes out on top in the Montana special election. National and local media went all-in to generate as much controversy as possible amid the race between Greg Gianforte (R) and Rob Quist (D).
The national media are transparently desperate for a Democrat win, so they can push the an anti-Trump/damaged-Trump narrative. Polls closed at 10:00pm – customary reporting shenanigans anticipated.
Greg Gianforte, Republican (left) – Rob Quist, Democrat (right)
JoeDanMedia’s latest episode of Intellectual Froglegs:
The non-elected bureaucratic and intelligence gathering system known simply as “Deep State” has been attempting to undermine the Trump administration since the moment of the election. However, the recent leaks surrounding the Manchester bombing have brought a new sense of urgency in identifying the participants.
WHITE HOUSE – The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.
I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.