October 17, 2019

I sometimes wonder if the Democratic leadership in Congress really thinks their melodramatic anti-Trump histrionics are convincing us.  I guess they look at Trump’s approval ratings and figure it’s working, since any other President with his record would be rated much higher, so we’re doomed to more bad community theater like yesterday’s press conference.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senate Minority Leader Chuck “You know I’m very serious because my glasses are all the way down to the tip of my nose” Schumer walked out of a White House briefing on Syria and rushed straight to the cameras to bemoan how badly they were treated.  

Pelosi breathlessly declared, "What we witnessed on the part of the president was a meltdown, sad to say," later adding, "I pray for the president all the time, and I tell him that -- I pray for his safety and that of his family. Now, we have to pray for his health -- because this was a very serious meltdown on the part of the President."

(Show of hands: how many really believe that Nancy Pelosi prays all the time for Donald Trump to have good health?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.)

The others made similar claims of being shocked and outraged by how rude Trump was to them, even allegedly referring to Pelosi as a “third-rate” or “third-grade” politician (you can debate among yourselves which term would be more accurate.)  In response, a White House spokesperson called the Democrats’ walkout “baffling but not surprising,” adding, “While Democratic leadership chose to storm out and get in front of the cameras to whine, everyone else in the meeting chose to stay in the room and work on behalf of this country. 

I’m not going to bother to recap in full what both sides claim happened in the meeting.  You can read that at the link.  Besides, I wasn’t in the meeting, so I don’t know for sure.  I do know that if I really thought that being at the meeting was a matter of life and death, as Democrats claim the Syria policy is, I wouldn’t storm out over a petty personal sleight, but that’s just me. 

I’m sure the Democratic leadership thought their production of “Hamlet” (“More in sorrow than in anger…”) was very impressive, but I’d give it one star at best. Imagine the gall of these haughty, thin-skinned posers, pretending to be stunned and aggrieved that the President was “rude” to them, after they’ve only spent nearly three years trying to impeach him without grounds; calling him a liar, con man, crook, insane, a Russian spy and more; and currently attempting to oust him from office in a bloodless coup through a series of locked-door, due process-free hearings based on unchallenged hearsay from anonymous partisan sources. 

When they went into their whine about Trump not showing the proper respect due to the leaders of a co-equal branch of government, my eyes rolled so far back in my head, I swear I saw my own brain. 

This may be a futile gesture, but on behalf of millions of Americans I’ll say it anyway: 

If you really think Trump’s Syria policy is so dangerous, then put your massive egos on the back burner for an hour or two, meet with the President and argue for your position like adults.  But before you accuse Trump of being mentally unstable for trying something different than what we’ve been doing for years, bear in mind that one of the most popular definitions of “insanity” is to keep doing something that doesn’t work over and over and expecting a different result. 


If you wonder why I’m hesitant to swallow anyone’s account of what was said in a private White House meeting I wasn’t a part of, maybe it’s because I’ve had to talk about too many “fake news” stories such as this:

Just days after ABC News ran footage from a Kentucky gun range and claimed it was Syrian violence, they circulated a callous alleged Trump quote about the Kurds that went viral before it was revealed not to be accurate.

So I refuse to make any judgements about whether or not Trump called Nancy Pelosi a “third-rate politician” until there is definitive proof.  I mean proof that he said it; I think we already have more than enough proof that she is a third-rate politician. 


Well, here’s something you don’t see every day: some “fake news” about Democrats!

I reported yesterday that three of the far-left House members known as “the squad” had or planned to endorse Bernie Sanders for President.  That story was widely reported, but it’s now being reeled back.

Only Ilhan Omar has officially endorsed Bernie.  AOC and Rashida Tlaib have yet to make endorsements, and Ayanna Pressley may be holding off because she and Elizabeth Warren are both from Massachusetts. 

So story corrected, although it was easy to believe.  You’d expect them to endorse the socialist, right?  But then, after listening to all these recent debates, I can understand why they might be confused over which one is the card-carrying socialist and which ones are just amateur socialists. 




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  • rodney burke

    10/18/2019 02:16 PM

    No hands here, I seriously doubt she knows the first thing about prayer. nancy did this on Aug 22 as referenced by Rush yesterday. Same childish outburst for the cameras.nancy is up to smething and she bears CLOSE monitoring. does that little trip she tried to take which DT denied her? The guy who wanted to blow up the WH? Well Mike, isn't it true the libs are a working definition of insanity? Three years of the same thing which failed?Amateur socialist? That's funny. None of them but Bernie has a clue of what socialism is. True the panel up there all advocated
    socialist policy. But I don't think there is enough intellectual honesty to state clearly what they advocate. None of the communists are worth even reading the headlines for. The level of ignorance is astounding! And Beto, I'm sure you'll agree "don't get me started" What sewer is he getting his words from?

  • Bernadette Dillon

    10/18/2019 12:58 PM

    When is Congress going to get to work for the American people? that is their job and going after President Trump for impeachment for absolutely nothing is a waste of taxpayers dollars. Did you hear Elizabeth Warren claim that all that money the CFPB went back to the American people. When in fact it did not. It went to the Democratic party to help them get re elected. the CFPB is a shame to steal money from the banks and pour into their back pockets. What a liar!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    10/18/2019 10:45 AM

    I thought the the Childish behavior of the Left Wing Congress storming out of the White House was so pathetic and then they went straight to the Press. lol
    Personally I don't believe that President Trump has ever had a MELTDOWN! Pelosi and Schumer, you bet.......they have them all the time!

  • Donna Parrish

    10/18/2019 10:35 AM

    No Nancy...NO need to pray for our 45th President Donald Trump, buuuuut you are welcome too if for goooood! You should've been and continuing to pray for all you unGodly and unAmerican selves, Democrats, Libs - for coming against one of God's children and anointed - our 45th AND his Supporters!

    God comes against and visits those like you or your loved all were relentless against all us children of God and Trump Supporters....and HE is taking you all out one by McCain...then a plane full...and now liar cheat thief Elijah Cummings - evils ARE definitely amongst us - and all we good folk have to do is sit back and watch as our Lord does HIS vindicating!

    Look at all you nutjobs making fun of Trump and no going in Service.....BWHAHAHAHA - 80% in Congress NEVER have served either - not even lying Elijah Cummings - says he was - NO HE NEVER WAS...NEITHER was Adam Shiff...NOR EVER Chucky Schumer...shall I EXPOSE MORE??!!!!

    Get back to work for Americans, Nancy...or will we be seeing or hearing of your ooooops???
    Read your Bible...KNOW God IS in control...respect the leader of our GREAT NATION!!! Stop catering and losing with the #LiarsCheatsThieves #RapistAndMurderers and #Haters - the #AntiSemitismAndAntiAmerican - and ones who #DoesNotProtectWelfareOfAmericaAnd Americans groups...or God's hands will be harsh!

    We ALL - EVERY SUPPORTER - of President Trump - expect RESPECT...AND #Exposing the evils and anything done against us LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS!!! Most of the Measles, EEE and diseases ARE coming from these Illegals you bring onto our soil - this stuff WAS LONG GONE - sooooo, get rid of the Illegals - their rapist, diseased, murderers, job-stealers, aid-for-legals-stealers, program-depleted - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS...take their filthy deceases with them - the USA has already helped all these countries, Nancy, so time for them to stand on their own feet - attack THEIR GOV. AND THEIR LEADERS - or God help you mame!

  • Vernon R Freeck

    10/18/2019 10:31 AM

    All the time in the past congress wanted troops out of Iraq etc. now the troops are being pulled all they do is yell. damned if you do and damned if you don't

  • Sam Nigro

    10/18/2019 10:11 AM

    NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE OCCURRED IF A MAN WAS DEFEATED INSTEAD OF A WOMAN. THE FOUNDERS KNEW HOW EMOTIONAL ERRATIC HYSTERICAL AGGRESSIVE UNAMERICAN AND IGNORANT WOMEN COULD BE....WOMEN ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THIS SEDITION TO OVERTHROW A MAN WHO DID NOT HOLD THE DOOR FOR A WOMAN....WOMEN DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE EQUAL MISERY AMENDMENT AND EVEN STILL WANT ENGAGEMENT RINGS which are the biggest most expensive outrageous anti-male sexism ongoing for centuries....Women want equality but cannot handle it because they are NOT EQUAL.....What the have even seduced some men into doing is SEDITION---look it up. IT IS SEDITION by all Trumpphobic addicts including the press & media.
    Being guilty of sedition too, the liberal press&media are no longer qualified to be protected by the First Amendment because they have no professional ethics or principles of truth, equality, unity, good (Nature consistent) and beauty (Nature's Loving God) expected and required by the Founders. (President Lincoln shut down over 300 newspapers because of their sedition, treason and rebellion against America during the Civil War. President Trump should have the military close CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Hollywood, New York Times, Washington Post, et al who have destroyed the ex-profession of journalism, turning it into sedition and suggestism which have destroyed all the Founders created and wanted, including the Constitution.) The selective presentation of all with the censoring of information supporting President Trump is treasonous sabotage of the First Amendment and rebellion. The failure to accept and support a validly elected President and abuse of the Constitution is sedition.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    10/18/2019 09:18 AM

    and yet...a SEASE FIRE was negoiated with Syria....WITHOUT the DEMOcrates there.

  • Lynn Miller

    10/18/2019 08:48 AM

    The god Nancy Pelosi "prays" to, and the god of her ilk is the god of this world, the "god" of deception, death, destruction. Not my God.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/18/2019 08:45 AM

    Pelosi Schumer walk away:
    o shows Dems dont care about other issues
    o 1 way Dems thier Way
    o very childish actions
    o No respect seen
    o dodge questions on closed door hearings.
    o Duck responsability
    o Dems Had Meltdown.
    & they wonder why they get NO respect.
    & they do this on OUR Tax $$$ & No penalty seen for such actions.
    & then they wonder why Pres Trump behaves like he does.
    Your giving US Ammo for 2020 win.
    You thought 2016 was bad, wait till 2020.

    Explain Dems, OK Mod Dems explain actions.
    Nancy always walks OUT from meetings.
    Nothing gets done.
    USMCA NOT passed, etc issues NOT addressed

  • Michael Hutch

    10/18/2019 08:06 AM

    So let's see. Walk into room. Just finished calling you a low down #$%^&**((! Let's Impeach you. I expect Hugs and Kisses. I am the Speaker. I'm Catholic (sorry, I am too) I pray for you. What's wrong with this picture? Talk about 2 faced! A Hypocrite. Where do I stop?

  • Mel MacLeod

    10/18/2019 06:56 AM

    The "news", and I use that term loosely" has reduced me to a full grown adult standing in front of the TV with fingers in ears saying "lala lala lala lala". Much of which is any time I even THINK Nancy Pelosi has anything to say.

  • June Paugh

    10/18/2019 06:13 AM

    Wonderful! I love your sense of humor. Just for added information: "third-rate is of inferior or very poor quality as a third-rate boarding house." Pass the hash please!

  • Jerome Friedman

    10/18/2019 06:12 AM

    It is SO hard to get the truth out when holly-wierdos, lame stream media, and academia (who seem to have no contact with the real world) refuse to acknowledge any Republican accomplishments or condemn any questionable, or possibly even illegal, activities

  • Michelle Wood

    10/18/2019 01:16 AM

    I just have to say that the third graders that I know are pretty upstanding citizens with a good deal of common sense and integrity. I would hate to see them compared to a corrupt politician. I hope the real claim was "third rate". Can't you see a third grader doing a much better job than her??

  • Amelia Little

    10/18/2019 12:48 AM

    So, "storming out of" a meeting, whether the President had a meltdown or not--is so stunningly mature and unlike their own meltdown? lol

  • Adele Colvin

    10/17/2019 11:11 PM

    Please pass along to someone advising the president that having the G7 at his property might not be the best with the impeachment mess going on.

  • Mitch Fillet

    10/17/2019 11:07 PM

    I am very confused by what is going on regarding Syria and the recent House vote ( a substantial majority). What our elected officials voted for was to restart the US's military involvement in Syria to support the Kurds. Do they understand that their opinion and political pressure may well cost or alter the lives of our young soldiers, man and woman ? And that is a process that the House wants our government to foot the bill for.
    Really....Place our children in danger and pay for the privilege ?
    I guess very few of the "Yea" voters have children currently serving. When I was in, my mother would have done ANYTHING to bring me home, including agreeing with President Trump.
    Forget who did it, let's keep our children out of harm's way every way we can. Let some other economy pay for the war while their children get wounded, mentally and physically.. And let's take every measure possible to balance the budget. It will take raising taxes while lowering federal spending.
    Mitchell Fillet
    Professor, Finance and Economics
    Rutgers Business School
    The State University of New Jersey

  • Paul Luurtsema

    10/17/2019 11:07 PM

    It was great to meet you in MI and hear you express your passion to protect and cherish life?? Thank you Mike??

  • albert behrens

    10/17/2019 11:06 PM

    Satan's deception is very much alive!

  • Tina Chick

    10/17/2019 10:57 PM

    Love your take on things...succinct and very funny. Many times I laugh out loud.
    God bless President Trump and may our country return to God.
    (God bless you, too.)

  • Jimmy Humphrey

    10/17/2019 10:54 PM

    If Trump wins again you think these leftists non-Americans will continue with all this lying, making up crap for the fake news. Pelosi and those other two idiots that can’t open their mouth unless they are lying nun other than Schiff and Schumer. The other two stooges

  • Barry Welch

    10/17/2019 10:40 PM


    Why can’t these meetings be videotaped? That way there would be no issues regarding who had a meltdown or who is lying or telling the truth.

  • Marianne N Lang

    10/17/2019 10:37 PM

    Thank you for all you do. I'm so glad you are in President Trump's corner. Did you see the picture from yesterday's meeting? The president is sitting at the table looking calm and Pelosi looks like the wild woman from Borneo. Can she be impeached?

  • Deb Ostberg

    10/17/2019 10:37 PM

    President Trump needs our prayers of covering him from evil and lies that are being said daily and then the fake news apologizes but the damage is done as they well know. The devil is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Pray for our President and his family.

  • Brenda Willis

    10/17/2019 10:33 PM

    Governor, thank you so much for keeping us informed. Often when something happens that I don't fully understand, I wait for your commentary on it. Then I have a better understanding on the subject. Prayers all the time for President Trump & Vice President Pence.