6:10 AM: Jim Roberts of the Heritage Foundation on trade, tariffs, etc., esp in the context of Wednesday's news
7:06 AM Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Auto Dealers Association, on Governor Hickenlooper's push to make Colorado follow California's auto emissions standards. We'll also talk about potential tariffs on imported cars
8:06 AM Albus Brooks, the outgoing president of the Denver City Council
A fascinating change in tone by President Trump regarding the EU and trade as the EU seems to have "blinked" in the face of Trump's apparent willingness to wage a trade war. It's too early for champagne, but it's a big step in the right direction. Great to hear Trump talk about "bilateral trade relationship" rather than just the "trade deficit" which, by itself, is not an important number. I also absolutely love that he's pushing toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies. I'm not sure what the purpose was of excluding autos from those goals...it might be Trump reminding Europe, especially Germany, of his threat to impose tariffs on cars imported into the US.
Allie Beth Stuckey created a funny satirical version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent interview on Firing Line with some clever editing, mixing her questions with AOC's answers from the other interview. The left couldn't handle it. You should get a laugh from the short video below...and then see the reaction by AOC below.
Sen Tom Udall (D-NM) is an utter jackass:
And then there's Menendez, who is "playing games" to some degree though he has a couple of legitimate questions:
A few conservative Republicans have introduced a House resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. I understand their frustration, but this isn't going ANYWHERE.