Trump: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal Person’ Like Doug Jones in Alabama – Moore Denies the Allegations

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, President Trump weighed in on the Alabama Senate race by saying “We don’t need a liberal person” like Democratic nominee Doug Jones and Republican nominee Judge Roy Moore denies the allegations against him.

Trump said, “I can tell you one thing for sure. We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat. Jones, I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”

Trump also stated that Republican nominee Judge Roy Moore denies the allegations against him and Moore has to be listened to “also.”

He also said he would let people know next week if he would campaign for Moore.

Moore later stated of Moore, “I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never come up. So, 40 years is a long time. The women are Trump voters. Most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it.”

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‘He Denies It’ — Donald Trump Signals Support for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

President Donald Trump signaled support for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, slamming his Democratic opponent as a “liberal democrat.”

“We don’t need a liberal democrat in that seat,” Trump said, pointing out that Democrat candidate Doug Jones had a terrible record on issues he cared about. 

“I’ve looked at his record … it’s terrible on crime, it’s terrible on the border, it’s terrible on the military,” Trump said.

When asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct with high school girls, Trump pointed to Moore’s denials. 

“He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen,” Trump said, noting that the allegations took place over 40 years ago.

When the press asked Trump if he would campaign with Moore, he said that he would let reporters know sometime next week.

When asked about women, Trump replied, “Women are very special. I think it’s a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that’s good for our society and I think it’s very very good for women and I’m very happy these things are coming out.”

Exclusive — Alabama Poll: Judge Roy Moore Leads Radical Democrat Doug Jones by Six Points

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, the conservative GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, maintains a solid lead over Democrat Doug Jones, a new poll obtained exclusively by Breitbart News shows.

The poll from WT&S Consulting of 11,641 likely voters conducted from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20 with a margin of error of 1.2 percent has Moore at 46.4 percent—towering six points over Jones, who is stuck down at 40.5 percent—while 13.1 percent are undecided.

The survey includes 60.9 percent Republicans and 39.1 percent Democrats—approximately the margins by which President Donald Trump defeated failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton in Alabama.

“This survey shows Roy Moore tracking down slightly since the allegations were released by the Washington Post, but still holding a 5.9% lead,” pollster John Wahl told Breitbart News. “Undecided had the most significant increase while Doug Jones also gained some support over the last 10 days. Polling has been all over the place in this special election for U.S. Senate. I have seen numbers ranging from Roy Moore being 10 points up to him being 8 points down, and that’s surveys conducted during the same time frame. There have even been polls where Barack Obama had a higher favorable rating than Donald Trump. Clearly that does not properly represent the voting history we have seen in Alabama’s past elections. My objective with this survey was to get some clarity on where this race actually is. I wanted to survey a massive sampling of registered voters and let them speak for themselves. With 11,641 respondents I feel we have accomplished that mission.”

Wahl’s firm has done some work for the Moore campaign this election cycle, but before the runoff in the GOP primary where Moore smoked appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange to win the nomination by nearly double digits.

This survey comes on the heels of a handful of others showing a closer race—or a Jones lead. A Fox News survey showed Jones with an eight-point lead, but that poll—which Wahl referenced in his quote—showed former President Barack Obama’s favorability as higher than Trump’s in Alabama, something entirely inaccurate. Online surveys that showed a tie between Strange and Moore walking into the runoff now also show a tie between Moore and Jones, even though their track record is not the best. Wahl’s polls in Alabama proved to be the most accurate ahead of the runoff, as they came within a percentage point of nailing the outcome—his last poll predicted Moore would win by 8.6 percent, and Moore actually won by 9.2 percent.

This survey comes after Moore has weathered one of the biggest scandals in recent GOP senatorial history, where Moore has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in recent weeks by the Washington Post and by Gloria Allred. Several holes and inconsistencies in those stories have emerged, however, and Moore has powered through—all while Jones’ radical positions on major campaign issues have come to the forefront. Jones, who has attempted to present himself as a moderate, opposes President Trump’s border wall, plans to vote against tax cuts, supports full-term abortion and amnesty for illegal aliens, and believes in “limitations” on the Second Amendment—all while wrapping himself up in the LGBTQ community’s activist agenda—something that puts him at odds with mainstream voters in Alabama.

Moore’s team has battled the allegations vociferously by framing this as a fight between him and the Washington establishment led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and now heading into Thanksgiving—with two full weeks of campaigning left after the holidays before the Dec. 12 runoff—is aiming for something of a reset in the final weeks to focus on the agenda issues that matter to the voters rather than unfounded allegations with no evidence from decades ago.

WT&S’s last survey, conducted in the thick of the scandal, had Moore up 10 percent over Jones–something that was in line with Emerson College Polling Society numbers released about the same time. Emerson similarly correctly predicted the runoff results.

Japan Bans All U.S. Troops in Okinawa from Drinking After Fatal Suspected DUI

Japan has reportedly confined all U.S. troops in Okinawa to their base and off-base residences in addition to prohibiting them from purchasing or consuming alcohol after one of their fellow Marines allegedly killed a local man while believed to be intoxicated.

“When our service members fail to live up to the high standards we set for them, it damages the bonds between bases and local communities and makes it harder for us to accomplish our mission,” declared U.S. Forces Japan in a statement Sunday. “We are committed to being good neighbors with our host communities.”

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commanding general of Marine Forces Japan, expressed his “deepest regret and sincere condolences” to the Okinawan victim’s family, noting that the Marine Corps was cooperating fully with local law enforcement and would “take every possible step to keep this from happening again.

Military punishment for a DUI can range from “a court-martial” to “a letter of reprimand,” among other forms of reprimands, according to legal experts.

NBC News reports:

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, which occurred before dawn Sunday in Naha, in Okinawa prefecture, the U.S. military said. The U.S. government-funded Voice of America quoted local police as saying the Marine’s blood-alcohol level registered three times the legal limit during a breath test.

Police on the southern Japanese island reportedly arrested a 21-year-old Marine on suspicion of drunken driving, The Associated Press reported, citing Kazuhiko Miyagi of the Okinawa police. That information could not immediately be confirmed by NBC News.

The Marine allegedly destroyed the local victim’s small truck, smashing it into an unrecognizable heap of twisted metal, photos of the scene reportedly show.

Japan houses an estimated 50,000 U.S. forces, nearly half of them serving on Okinawa. Tensions between the American troops and the locals have been simmering for years.

A military order “directs commanders across Japan to immediately begin leading mandatory training in responsible alcohol use, risk management and acceptable behavior for all military members and U.S. government civilians in Japan,” reports NBC News. “It restricts all U.S. military personnel on Okinawa to their bases or their homes, and it prohibits alcohol consumption by all U.S. military personnel across the country at all times.”

When compared to civilians, the prevalence of heavy alcohol use is much greater among young service members, reported the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Grindr Update Adds ‘More Inclusive’ Features for ‘Non-Binary’, Trans People

An update for popular gay dating app Grindr adds new features that aim to be “more inclusive” for non-binary and transgender users.

According to Tech Crunch, “Grindr’s new identity section lets users fill out their own gender identity or pick from a list that includes ‘trans man,’ ‘woman,’ ‘cis man,’ ‘non-binary,’ ‘non-conforming’ and ‘queer.’ Users can also select or write in what pronouns they prefer to use.”

The pronouns include They/Them/Theirs for users who do not associate with gender, or you can turn off pronouns altogether.

“As the largest global queer social network, Grindr has always had trans men, trans women, and non-binary users on the app. We are proud to release these updates to our core functionality to firmly establish that we are committed to making Grindr a welcome and safe space for all trans people,” declared Grindr’s Vice President of Marketing, Peter Sloterdyk. “To ensure we heard from a range of trans people, we polled trans users and consulted transgender community leaders to guide our thinking.”

In a statement, Jack Harrison-Quintana, director for equality, also added that, “One thing we heard over and over again from trans people using Grindr was that they felt unwelcome as other users would often only want to ask them about what it means to be trans or approached without knowing how to speak respectfully about trans issues.”

“That’s why we created written resources linked from the gender identity fields in the profile to answer users’ questions and decrease that burden on trans people,” he explained.

Grindr’s new “written resources” include an FAQ page, which includes questions such as, “What does it mean to be non-binary?” and “Can a trans person be gay?”

Charlie Nash covers technology and LGBT news for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington and Gab @Nash, or like his page at Facebook.

DHS Prepares Plan to End Work Permits for Foreign H-1B Spouses

Officials at the Department of Homeland have drafted plans to end former President Barack Obama’s policy of awarding an extra work-visa to many H-1B guest workers.

The policy has delivered at least 78,000 extra H-4 work-permits to the spouses of foreign H-1B guest workers. Many of the spouses are white-collar graduates who compete for the jobs also sought by young American graduates. 

A regulation to end the H-4 giveaway is “on the table” an agency official told Breitbart News. If published in the federal register, it will be enforced after 60 days but likely will be tangled up in business-funded lawsuits. 

But the move — if implemented amid business hostility — would impact less than 10 percent of the roughly 1 million resident white-collar guest-workers. 

The giveaway was begun in January 2015 by officials working for former President Barack Obama, after public opposition blocked Obama’s business-boosting “Gang of Eight” amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill.

Immigration lawyers and business groups are already denouncing the proposed loss of imported white-collar workers, and are promising to block the pro-American regulation with lawsuits. 

Todd Schulte runs the FWD.US lobby group for Silicon Valley investors. His chief priority is raising the annual inflow of cheap white-collar guest-workers, so he opposes any actions which would reduce the extra supply of foreign workers for companies including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Amazon. 

The H-1B spouses are going to get green cards anyway, so there is no need for concern, says New York immigration lawyer Cyrus Mehta, who earns a living by importing foreign workers who lower wages awarded to Americans.

Any withdrawal of work-permits from H-1B spouse is racist, says Amy Siskind, a progressive activist.

The draft regulation was prepared by agency officials who are looking for ways to curb the huge H-1B program, which keeps roughly 550,000 foreign professionals in U.S.-based jobs. Most of the H-1B graduates work as lower-tier computer and software experts, but the program has also allowed Americans companies to hire hundreds of thousands of foreign non-tech workers, including foreign pharmacists, therapists, industrial designers, lawyers, editors, teachers, doctors, professors and lab technicians.  

In his inauguration speech, President Donald Trump promised a policy of “Buy American, Hire American.” But business lobbyists have strongly opposed any rollback of the guest-worker programs, and agency officials have not cut the size of the programs. Instead, they have added more paperwork and costs to the industry requests for H-1B and L-1 visas while administration officials argue over whether the H-1B, H-4 and OPT guest-worker programs should be reduced. 

Media reports about the H-1 program are usually inaccurate. Most reports echo industry claims that the program is capped at 85,000 new foreign workers per year. But each worker can stay for six years, and non-profits — such as universities and their business partners — are exempt from the cap and now employ roughly 100,000 H-1Bs in prestigious jobs. Federal officials have never provided a precise count of the number of resident H-1B, but estimates range from 450,000 to 950,000. The higher estimate includes people who arrived as H-1Bs but are now waiting for a green card.

Nearly all media reports are sympathetic towards foreigners and are dismissive about the impact on American graduates. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle centered its story about the issue around the preferences of H-1B spouses who knew about the pre-2015 no-work rule before they accompanied their husbands to the United States:

Several women interviewed for this article said they dreaded the thought of going back to forced unemployment. Some said living on one income in the exorbitantly expensive Bay Area would lead to financial struggles for their families. Before the work authorization, some women had gone back to school, volunteered or raised children, but others said they spent time mourning the life they once had, when they weren’t reliant on their husbands for money.

“I was depressed,” said Rashi Bhatnagar, who started a Facebook group called H-4 Visa, A Curse, that has nearly 18,000 followers. “No one will give me back those years.”

Also, the number of foreign children brought by H-1B workers to the United States is now so large that ethnic lobbies and progressives are now pushing Congress to grant green cards to the adult children of H1B workers who get green cards. The adult children describe themselves as “H4Dreamers.”

The H-1Bs are only part of a huge foreign workforce of roughly 1 million people with work-permits under the L visa, the OPT work permit, the TN free-trade document or the J-1 visa. That huge population is larger than the number of young Americans who graduate from college each year with degrees in business, accounting, science, software, statistics, architecture, biology, medicine, and engineering.

Business leaders strongly support the visa programs, partly because any reduced inflow of foreign workers will create a tight labor market for American white-collar workers. A tight labor market will force up salaries — and so reduce profits, stock market values, investor payouts, and even CEO bonuses. 

Foreign workers are willing to accept lower salaries partly because almost any job gives them a chance of winning a deferred green-card bonus from the federal government. That bonus is extremely valuable because each green card provides a path to citizenship for themselves, their parents, all their descendants, plus many chain-migration relatives and their children. In effect, the H-1B program allows CEOs to hire cheap foreigners by paying them with taxpayer-funded green cards.

The H-1B program is unpopular with Americans. For example, an August poll by America First Policies showed that 71 percent of Americans want to ensure “that companies offer open jobs to Americans before foreign workers.” Similarly, 68 percent opposed and 21 percent approved companies use of more white-collar H-1B visa-workers. The survey asked:

H-1B visas are used by employers to hire foreign workers in jobs in Science and Technology fields, often at lower pay than Americans. Would you support or oppose increasing the amount companies must pay H-1B workers to encourage them to employ more American workers?

The cross-tabs show that 36 percent of Americans strongly supported the proposal to raise pay for H-1Bs to encourage more hiring Americans, while only 8 percent strongly opposed the proposal.

Each year, four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.

But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing almost 2 million work-permits to foreigners, by providing work-visas to roughly 500,000 temporary workers and doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor and spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate priceswidens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.

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Donald Trump Pardons Turkey at the White House; Cannot Overturn Obama Pardons

President Donald Trump pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House on Tuesday, fulfilling a presidential tradition that stretches back to President Abraham Lincoln.

The president joked that he was a “much nicer president,” after pointing out that President Harry Truman did not pardon a turkey presented to him.

“He was a tough cookie,” Trump remarked, referring to Truman.

The president joined his wife First Lady Melania Trump and his youngest son Barron Trump for the occasion at the White House. His daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law Jared Trump also attended the ceremony with their two children.

Trump’s two turkeys, named ‘Drumstick’ and ‘Wishbone’ were brought to the White House, but ‘Drumstick’ was the one chosen to be the official turkey in an online poll conducted by staff.

“Drumstick, I think, will be very happy,” Trump said, prior to the pardon.

He joked that White House lawyers told him that he could not revoke Obama’s pardons of two turkeys “Tater” and “Tot.”

“Tater and Tot, you can rest easy,” he said.

The president extended a Thanksgiving greeting to Americans, especially to the members of the United States military, law enforcement, and first responders.

“These are incredible people, so thank you,” Trump said.

He urged Americans to come together on Thanksgiving and pointed to the many blessings that they enjoyed as citizens.

“Let us also renew our bonds of trust, loyalty, and affection between our fellow citizens as members of a proud national family of Americans,” he said.

The turkey ‘Wishbone’ made an appearance at the White House briefing room with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, as photographers and camera crews flocked around the turkey.

“He’ll give you guys the inside scoop,” Sanders joked.

During the event, reporters asked Sanders for information about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin

“Yeah, I think Wishbone was literally on the call,” she replied jokingly.

Charlie Rose Fired by CBS over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS News after eight separate women accused him of sexual harassment.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a message to employees. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”

“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work,” he continued. “We need to be such a place.”

Some of the allegations against Rose include “lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping [women’s] breasts, buttocks, and genital areas.”

The firing represents a major blow to CBS News and the mainstream media as a whole, with Rose widely considered to be one of the network’s most experienced and respected journalists with a career spanning over 40 years.

Rose had been one of three hosts on “CBS This Morning” since 2012 and a contributor to “60 Minutes,” where he recently interviewed Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon.

In a statement on Monday, Rose said he had been left “greatly embarrassed” by his “inappropriate behavior.”

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate,” he said. “I always felt that I pursued shared feelings though I now realize that I was mistaken.”

“I learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”

On Monday, the New York Times‘s White House correspondent Glenn Thrush was suspended from the paper also over allegations of sexual harassment, pending an investigation.

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