News Roundup! PDJT’s Interview With Laura Ingraham, Press Briefing By Secretary Pompeo & Mnuchin, Iranian Government Admits To Bringing Down the Ukrainian Plane, Iranians Take To the Streets Of Tehran To Protest the Government, Taiwan Votes Against Chinese Friendly Candidate, Biggest Highlight From the December Jobs Report, Wall Update, Brexit Is Happening…..

Our President sat down for an extensive interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday night.

The interview is in a few segments.

Here’s Part I: Iran and Soleimani

Here’s Part II: Impeachment and the Fraudulent Whistle-blower complaint

Here’s Part III: China trade, tariffs, immigration and the economy

Here’s Part IV: Fluff n Puff, British Royal Family, Olympics

Yesterday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin held a press conference in the White House to announce new sanctions against Iran. The secretaries also took questions from the press pool.

[Video and Transcript Below]

The Iranian government has admitted that Iranian military shot-down Ukraine Airline flight 752 killing 176 passengers and crew.

From the article linked above:

The general staff of Iran armed forces says a Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday was brought down due to human error. Iran targeted the passenger plane unintentionally, Iran’s Press TV reports.

The Iranian government understands that they are playing on borrowed time now that Soleimani is no longer around to cleanup their problems. The Iranian people also understand that the have the full backing of our President and our country. We saw evidence of it today in the streets of Iran.

From the article linked above:

Iranians have gathered in the streets of Tehran to demand the resignation of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei after the regime admitted it had mistakenly shot down a civilian passenger plane.

Angry crowds gathered on Saturday night in at least four locations in Tehran, chanting ‘death to liars’ and calling for the country’s supreme leader to step down over the tragic military blunder, video from the scene shows.

What began as mournful vigils for Iranian lives lost on the flight soon turned to outrage and protest against the regime, and riot police quickly cracked down, firing tear gas into the crowd.

‘Death to the Islamic Republic’ protesters chanted, as the regime’s security forces allegedly used ambulances to sneak heavily armed paramilitary police into the middle of crowds to disperse the demonstration.

The Chinese government takes another defeat in Taiwan.

The results of a massive turnout vote in Taiwan reflect the country wishes to remain free from the influence of communist China.

From the article linked above:

[…] Taiwan’s incumbent leader Tsai Ing-wen has won Saturday’s presidential election, defeating her Beijing-friendly rival Han Kuo-yu by a wide margin.

[…] With 8.1 million votes as of 10:30pm, Tsai won the highest number of votes of any presidential candidate in Taiwan’s history of democratic elections. Han, on the other hand, received just over 5.5 million votes, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).

Tsai stated in her victory speech: “I want to once again call upon Beijing authorities to remind them that peace, clarity, democracy and dialogue are key to positive cross-strait interactions and long-term development,” she added. “I also hope that Beijing authorities understand that democratic Taiwan and our democratically-elected government will not concede to threats and intimidation.”

The biggest highlight from yesterday’s Jobs Report was the fact that the U-6 unemployment rate fell to a record low of 6.7%.

From the article linked above:

The unemployment rate has been at or below 4% for 22 consecutive months. However, the U-6 unemployment rate—the broadest measure of unemployment and underemployment—fell 0.2% in December to 6.7%.

The alternative measure is the total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force.

“The effects of tax cuts and deregulation led to a strong close of 2019,” Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said in a statement on the December Employment Situation Report. “In 2019, the American economy saw record low unemployment rates for many groups, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Americans with less than a high school diploma, and Americans with disabilities.”

We hit the 100 mile marker for our Wall with another 350 to be built in 2020.

From the article linked above:

The Trump administration on Friday marked the 100th mile of wall construction along the southern border — describing it as a “milestone achievement” and promising that there are many more miles to come by the end of the year.

“Today is a milestone that has been reached and a celebration is in order,” Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in front of wall in Yuma, Arizona. “Today I am proud to report that the Trump administration has constructed 100 miles of border wall system along the southern border.”

“This is a milestone achievement for the president, for the department and more importantly for our country — including communities like Yuma,” he said.

The wall was a central campaign promise of President Trump’s 2016 bid, and he will be keen to show the electorate that he has delivered on that promise. The administration has pledged to build 450 miles by the end of 2020. Wolf told reporters that he was still confident that that promise would be fulfilled, even despite a series of congressional and legal hurdles the administration has been forced to overcome.

“The 100 miles we celebrate today are only the first of many more miles to come,” he said.

We Build The Wall also had big news to share.

Brexit is a done deal!

From the article linked above:

The House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, finally paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union later this month after more than four decades of membership.

The deal has cleared its biggest hurdle with the vote that followed a third reading in Parliament, in which 330 voted for and 231 against, putting an end to three years of political wrangling following the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Thursday was the last opportunity for MPs to reject the bill before it is sent to the House of Lords, after which it will be put into legislation in coming weeks.

The deal had been shot down by a fractured House of Commons several times over the past year, sending Westminster into a tailspin over whether Brexit would happen at all.

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