The Italian American community was together in what seemed like a stronger and more symbolic sign of pride today at the Columbus Day Parade. As the rain came down the sound of Frank Sinatra could be heard echoing down 6th avenue, the Italian and United States flags waved side by side every where you turned. Italian Americans generally aren’t vocal about politics, most having parents or grand parents who had grown up under the rule of National Fascist Party dictator Benito Mussolini and have heard stories of the poverty and horror that many Italians suffered.
Not only today but the month of October is Italian Heritage month, so the Columbus Day parade is the one day that gives a chance for the Italian American community to celebrate where they come from and show appreciation to the country they live in. The recent vandalism by the masked cowardice Antifa anarchists and calls to tear down all Christopher Columbus statues have been met with strong pushback from Italian Americans.
Columbus Circle https://t.co/CJ4BLdcUWI
— Antonio (@AntoDnyc) October 9, 2017
The last 3months the history of our country and the men who helped it become what it is today have been under constant attack from radical left wing anarchists. Five Columbus statues have already been vandalized in NYC and they had plans to deface and destroy any other statues today was a predictable move by them. Law enforcement was properly organized with an advance in the plans being announced to the public to cause havoc and destruction. This put all law enforcement in an advantaged position to not only protect the integrity of these statues but also protect anyone who opposes the anarchists and their asinine views on the statues and monuments. Two protesters stood in the pouring rain in Columbus Circle in front of the barricaded statue with a sign that said ” Happy Columbus Day ” in red and was surrounded by the words ” genocide, rapist, terrorist, racist and murderer. ” The misinformed ( uneducated protesters actually believed Columbus entered the ” New World ” with force and came with a military
To most Italian Americans Christopher Columbus is a symbol to their connection to the United States, and a way that ties in their heritage into Americas history. The radical left wing anarchists are either uninformed, misinformed or uneducated at all about who Christopher Columbus is and what exactly it is that he did. Christopher Columbus was a nautical navigator and explorer, well know for creating very detailed maps of the ocean. Columbus made four transatlantic voyages (1492–93, 1493–96, 1498–1500, and 1502–04) and opened the way for European exploration. He has long been called the “discoverer” of the New World, although Vikings such as Leif Eriksson had visited North America five centuries earlier. Columbus made his transatlantic voyages under the sponsorship of Ferdinand II and Isabella I, the Catholic Monarchs of Aragon, Castile, and Leon in Spain. Columbus was not a military man or even mind for that matter and he did not attempt to colonize America. His discovery of America was an accident as he was searching for new trade routes hoping to cash in with the Spanish government for his findings.
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Trump To Meet With Putin In July
Just days after a historic meeting in Singapore with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump is setting his sights on Russia.
Friday morning, President Trump took a stroll on the front lawn of the White House, stopping for an impromptu interview with Steve Doocy from Fox & Friends-marking the first time any American president has held an unannounced and unexpected meeting with the press on the grounds of the White House.
During the half-hour long interview with Doocy, President Trump discussed the possibility of meeting with Putin, “ We may, and it started because a reporter shouted to me, ‘Should Putin be in the G7?’, I said no, he should be in the G8.”
“President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month while he is in Europe for a NATO summit,” The Washington Post wrote, citing “a senior administration official and two diplomats familiar with his schedule.”
According to the newspaper, Trump’s “interest in a meeting with Putin became public in March after the Kremlin disclosed that Trump extended an invitation in a phone call with the Russian leader. But US officials say Trump privately has been asking his aides for a bilateral meeting ever since he met with Putin in Vietnam in November on the sidelines of a multilateral economic summit.” “After that meeting, the president said he wanted to invite Putin to the White House,” a US official said as cited by The Washington Post. “We ignored it,” the official added.
The Washington Post went on to explain that, “at the time, top aides in the National Security Council opposed the idea of a meeting and said they didn’t view Trump’s interest in a summit as an order to set one up.” ‘They decided: Let’s wait and see if he raises it again,” said the official.
Tuesday, June 5th, President Vladimir Putin told an Austrian news outlet-ahead of his visit to Vienna-that he speaks with President Donald Trump “regularly”. This was in response to a question about special counsel Robert Mueller’s February indictment of three Russian organizations and 13 Russians when bringing up his relationship to the American president.
Putin has denied Russian meddling in the U.S. election stating, “patriotically minded” hackers may have been involved, but that they were separate from the Russian government.
“Indeed Donald Trump and I have, firstly, met more than once at various international venues,” Putin said according to an official transcript from the Kremlin’s website. “And secondly, we regularly talk over the phone,” he said.
According to readouts available on the White House website, this makes the eighth time the two presidents have spoken by phone since President Trump was elected.
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, when asked about a potential meeting said, “we don’t exclude” the possibility but that no specifics have been discussed, reported the Associated Press.
Richard Hooker, senior White House official in charge of Europe, told Russian news agency Tass on Thursday, that the White House had been exploring the idea of meeting in Austria, boasting close ties with Moscow and Washington.
The Russian economy was dealt a heavy blow back in April by the Trump administration when sweeping sanctions were imposed against Russian oligarchs.
Trump also said on Friday, “I think it’s better to have Russia in than to have Russia out. Because just like North Korea, just like somebody else, it’s much better if we get along with them.”
The U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman is currently arranging delegations for Republican senators to visit Moscow, which will end the drought of congressional trips to Russia since the U.S.-Russia relationship hit historic lows after Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine. After a military intervention in Crimea in 2014, Russia was banned from the group, something that President Trump has been very outspoken about blaming on Obama.
“President Obama lost Crimea because President Putin didn’t respect President Obama, didn’t respect our country and didn’t respect Ukraine,” Trump said Friday to a group of reporters on the front lawn of the White House.
Per usual, many are doubting the meeting will be very productive, but look at all that doubted President Trump could de-escalate the tensions with North Korea, let alone his ability to not only meet with Kim Jong Un, but to begin the full denuclearization of the country. There were naysayers then too.
President Trump has continued to fulfil promises made, and to leave the mainstream media scrambling for ways to spin events they thought they would never have to cover in their career–especially not with the person they loathe the most, U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
Paul Manafort Sent to Jail over Alleged Witness Tampering
The former campaign chairmen for President Donald J. Trump has been ordered to jail pending trial for alleged money laundering and failure to register as an agent of a foreign government.
“The harm in this case is harm to the administration of justice and harm to the integrity of the court’s system,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Paul Manafort in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Manafort is accused of calling and texting potential witnesses in upcoming trial. He was originally given a $10 million bail and sentenced to house arrest while his charges were pending. Manafort also entered a not guilty plea for witness tampering charges. His trial is set for September.
“I feel badly about a lot of it because I think a lot of it is very unfair,” said Trump.“I feel a little badly about it. They went back 12 years to get things that he did 12 years ago.”
The original charges are unconnected to alleged Russian “collusion”during the 2016 election for which there is still no proof, but Manafort was swept up in the investigation for his connection to the Trump campaign. His alleged wrongdoing took place a decade ago, well before his involvement with Trump.
RUDY: Michael Cohen Is Not Flipping On Anyone
President Donald Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani said that he checked into reports — broadcast on CNN — that people close to Trump are worried about the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen flipping on the president.
Not so. The claims — broadcast by CNN — are not true, Giuliani said.
“I checked into this last night. It’s not so. He’s not cooperating. Nor do we care because the president did nothing wrong. We’re very comfortable that if he cooperates there’s nothing he can cooperate about when it comes to President Trump.”
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