The Weekly National News Roundup | Shlomo Rudman

Trump Labels Democrats As ‘Anti-Jewish’ – President Trump said the resolution passed in the House which condemned all forms of racism and bigotry and didn’t specifically mention Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar whose anti-Semitic comments were the reason for the resolution, proved that Democrats had become an ‘anti-Jewish’ and ‘anti-Israel’ party.

Trump Sends Sympathies To New Zealand – Following a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques which claimed the lives of 49 worshippers, President Trump offered his condolences to the victims and their families. “My warmest sympathy and best wishes go out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!” wrote Trump on Twitter. US authorities say they see no nexus between the shooting in New Zealand and domestic terrorists, although police have stepped up patrols around religious sites.

US Grounds Boeing ‘MAX’ Jets – After mounting pressure from safety regulators, pilots, and politicians from both major parties, the US decided to ground Boeing’s 737 Max jets after two recent fatal crashes involving the aircraft. The FAA originally maintained that the aircraft was completely safe for flight, but quickly changed their after satellite data suggested strong similarities between the two recent accidents. It is widely theorized that the jets have an issue with their computerized flight-control systems, but investigators have yet to reach any conclusions.

Senate Votes To Cancel Trump’s National Emergency – Enough Republicans voted to end President Trump’s national emergency declaration to force Trump to veto their decision. The House, led by Democrats, easily passed the legislation last month. Senate Republicans hoped Trump would support a proposal to limit a president’s power to issue a national emergency declaration in the future, but he declined to do so. President Trump announced in a tweet that he “looks forward” to vetoing the House and Senate’s legislation. All Senate Democrats voted to cancel Trump’s emergency declaration with 12 Republicans joining them.

Manafort Sentenced To More Than 7 Years – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for federal charges. Shortly after being sentenced, state prosecutors in New York hit Manafort with yet more charges for mortgage fraud. If Manafort would be convicted on the state charges, President Trump would be unable to pardon him.

O’Rourke Jumps In ­– In a video announcement, Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas Congressman and challenger to Senator Ted Cruz said he will be joining the race for Democratic nominee for president in 2020. O’Rourke kicked off his campaign in Iowa where he met with and spoke to caucus voters. President Trump responded to his announcement by questioning O’Rourke’s sanity based on how he uses his hands. “I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. Is he crazy or is that just how he acts?” asked Trump.

Milwaukee Chosen For 2020 DNC – The Democratic National Committee announced that they have chosen the 2020 Democratic National Convention to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton all but ignored Wisconsin, a state which ultimately was instrumental in Donald Trump’s victory. The Republican National Committee has already chosen Charlotte, North Carolina as the location for their national convention.

College Acceptance Scam Busted – A massive scam in which parents of students bribed their child’s way into premier colleges was revealed by the FBI in Boston. Hollywood celebrities, CEO’s, and college coaches were among the 50 people arrested and charged. No students have been charged in the scandal, as the FBI says in most cases the students were unaware of what was happening.

US Pulls Last Diplomats From Venezuela – The United States has brought all of it’s diplomats stationed in Venezuela back home as extreme unrest grips the country. The US said that their presence in Venezuela was hampering efforts to oust dictator Nicolas Maduro in favor of opposition leader Juan Guiado. Venezuela has been suffering from massive, nationwide power outages for the past week.

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