Mornings on the Mall 07.01.19 / Joe DiGenova, KT McFarland, Amber Athey

 Joe DiGenova, KT McFarland, and Amber Athey joined WMAL on Monday!

Mornings on the Mall

Monday, July 1, 2019

Hosts: Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese

Executive Producer: Heather Hunter

 


5am – A/B/C NORTH KOREA AND TRUMP AT THE G20 SUMMIT

  • Trump becomes first sitting president to set foot into North Korea (Washington Post) — President Trump met Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Sunday and crossed briefly into North Korea, becoming the first sitting S. president to visit the isolated state. The two men held 53 minutes of private talks and agreed to set up teams to “work out some details” to determine whether progress could be made in their negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program, Trump said.
  • White House press secretary bruised in scuffle with North Korean security (New York Post) — New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reportedly got bruised Sunday after she threw herself into a scrum of North Korean security personnel as she tried to make way for US reporters to cover the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
  • Trump ‘fawned over Kim Jong-un’: What 2020 candidates are saying about the US/NK meetup (CNN) — After President Donald Trump took 20 unprecedented steps into North Korea Sunday, reaction quickly poured in from 2020 Democratic hopefuls on the campaign trail.

5am – D  ANTIFA

  • Antifa-fueled Portland protest results in ‘multiple assaults,’ three arrests (Washington Times) — The Portland police arrested three protesters at Saturday’s melee that resulted in “multiple assaults,” including an attack on journalist Andy Ngo by a mob of antifa activists.

6am – A/B/C  2020 NEWS

  • Liberal Democrats Ruled the Debates. Will Moderates Regain Their Voices? (New York Times) — The Democratic debates this past week provided the clearest evidence yet that many of the leading presidential candidates are breaking with the incremental politics of the Clinton and Obama eras, and are embracing sweeping liberal policy changes on some of the most charged public issues in American life, even at the risk of political backlash.
  • Ten years after he became VP, news outlets decide Biden’s track record on busing is noteworthy (Hot Air) — The response here will be that “news outlets” didn’t decide anything. Kamala Harris decided that Biden’s track record on busing is noteworthy and made major national news by attacking him for it at the debate. And the only reason Harris attacked, she would say, is because Joe Biden decided to stupidly tout his cordial relations with segregationists like James Eastland as a young senator a few weeks earlier.
  • Republicans start donating to Marianne Williamson to keep her in future Democratic debates (USA Today) — Author Marianne Williamson’s quirky, love-conquers-all approach on the Democratic debate stage Thursday drew applause, ridicule and confusion.On Friday, she was attracting donations. From Republicans.GOP strategist Jeff Roe, who ran Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign, tweeted out to his 16,000 followers asking fellow Republicans “to donate $1 to keep this vibrant democrat on the debate stage. One debate performance is not enough.”At least several people appear to have taken up the challenge based on responses to Roe, accompanied by copies of receipts of their campaign donations.
  • Audience pushes back when Biden claims homophobic comments were recently OK in Seattle (The Hill) — Joe Biden sparked pushback when he suggested at a fundraiser for his presidential campaign that homophobic comments were not considered offensive in Seattle as recently as five years ago.The former vice president’s claim was immediately rebuffed by members of an otherwise friendly audience at the home of a Democratic donor in the city Saturday evening.

6am – D/E/F  BORDER/IMMIGRATION NEWS

  • Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Construction of Trump’s Border Wall (Breitbart) — A federal district judge issued a permanent injunction on Friday blocking construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall, holding that it was illegal for his administration to spend current funding for that purpose. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will immediately appeal.
  • Trump: Immigration Raids Could Start Fourth of July — President Donald Trump said his postponed immigration raids in 10 major cities could start up on Independence Day unless “something pretty miraculous” happens in Congress on immigration reform.Trump said during a news conference on Saturday at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan that he was not optimistic about anything happening before then. Trump on June 22 postponed the raids for two weeks at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.


7am – A/B/C

INTERVIEW – JOE DIGENOVA – Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
TOPICS: U.S. Census, Mueller Testimony

  • Out with plastic straws, up with minimum wage and in with happy-hour ads as new laws take effect in Virginia, Maryland and the District (Washington Post) — Virginians will have an easier time hanging on to their driver’s licenses, having children with donated embryos and finding the best happy-hour drink deals come Monday, as a host of new laws take effect in the commonwealth.
  • Soccer star Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation to hang with AOC instead of Trump (Washington Examiner) — Megan Rapinoe accepted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to tour the House of Representatives after Rapinoe rejected an invite to the White House.

7am – D

INTERVIEW — KT MCFARLAND – Former Deputy National Security Advisor

TOPIC: G20 Summit and North Korea    

7am – E  Toll House shocks the Internet with surprise raw cookie dough announcement 

8am – A         INTERVIEW —  AMBER ATHEY – White House Correspondent, The Daily Caller 

Topic – Trump steps into North Korea and G-20 recap / latest White House news 

8am – B/C     White House press secretary bruised in scuffle with North Korean security (New York Post) — New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reportedly got bruised Sunday after she threw herself into a scrum of North Korean security personnel as she tried to make way for US reporters to cover the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

8am – D/E     ANTIFA

  • Antifa-fueled Portland protest results in ‘multiple assaults,’ three arrests (Washington Times) — The Portland police arrested three protesters at Saturday’s melee that resulted in “multiple assaults,” including an attack on journalist Andy Ngo by a mob of antifa activists.

 

 

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