Mornings on the Mall
Friday, September 6, 2019
Hosts: Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese
Executive Producer: Heather Hunter
Lockwood Phillips , Hans Von Spakovsky, Larry Michael and Adam Tuss joined WMAL on Friday!
5am – A/B/C Montgomery County, Md released a statement attacking the media for bringing awareness to illegal immigration crimes: “These individuals and organizations should be ashamed for spreading false information seeking to establish a baseless, illogical and xenophobic connection between a person’s failure to obtain legal status and their propensity to commit a sex crime”
5am – D/E GUN NEWS:
- Law-enforcement officials said they have identified a person of interest they suspect of illegally manufacturing and selling the rifle used in Saturday’s mass shooting in West Texas.
- Texas governor issues eight executive orders in response to mass shootings
- Former Democratic congressman, Donna Edwards: Shooters kill ‘thousands’ with ‘automatic rifles’ using ‘high-capacity ammunition’
6am – A/B/C Has the radical Left caused you to lean more Right?
6am – D INTERVIEW: Lockwood Phillips – Publisher, Carteret News-Times in Morehead City, NC
Topic: Hurricane Dorian
6am E– Bloomberg Asks Experts If A Recession Is Near. Their Answer: Nahhh. (Daily Wire) John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer Asset Management, “There’s another story out there that’s gathering the attention of investors. The fundamentals remain intact in the sense of the U.S. economy, which continues to show us sustainability. The slowing does not appear to us to be recessionary.” Michael Antonelli, institutional equity sales trader and managing director at Robert W. Baird & Co. explained, “If you think about the last month of market action, it was dominated by trade headlines, but in the background was pretty stable economic data absent of manufacturing. All the noise is masking that the economy, by and large, is doing OK.”
6am F– Former Trump campaign staffer drops ‘forcible kissing’ lawsuit (Fox News) A former campaign staffer who claimed then-candidate Donald Trump forcibly kissed her during a rally in August 2016 has ended her lawsuit against the president, according to a report. Alva Johnson, 44, of Alabama, claimed in a February court filing that Trump kissed her “without her consent” in front of several people at a Florida event. The suit was filed in federal court in Tampa. The White House later denied Johnson’s claims.
7am – A INTERVIEW: Hans Von Spakovsky – Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow at the The Heritage Foundation
Topic: Crimes by illegal immigrants
7am – B/C Trump donors and their businesses face fresh wave of boycotts, public shaming (Fox News) The mud-slinging and smear campaigns also are being directed at supporters and donors, namely those with the temerity to back President Trump. They’re facing a revived effort by Trump critics to name and shame them, with the apparent goal of hurting their businesses. In one of the latest examples, a Facebook post on a page called simply “Ban Kenny Chesney from Pittsburgh” threatened to make public a list of almost 100 local businesses in the Pennsylvania city that are owned by Trump supporters. While the page has since been taken down, a new website has been promised that will include “a database of Trump supporter-owned businesses in the Pittsburgh area, as well as tips for how to get those specific businesses closed down,” according to local media. “They want to cost people their livelihoods just because you don’t agree with them politically,” Sam DeMarco, Allegheny County councilman and chairman of the county’s Republican Party, told the local CBS affiliate. “It’s not just absurd, but I believe it’s dangerous.”
7am – D INTERVIEW: Larry Michael – The Voice of the Redskins
Topic: A preview of the Redskin’s first game of the season
7am – E A man bought 100 generators to help the Bahamas. They’re being delivered by boat (CNN) A man walked into a Costco in Florida and left with 100 generators, all of which are heading to The Bahamas. His receipt read $49,285.70 and most of that came from paying $450 a pop for 100 generators. Peas, beans, coffee, salt, pepper and other essentials made up the rest of his mega purchase from a Costco in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday. All of it is going to those in need on the hard-hit islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, he said.
8am – A INTERVIEW: Adam Tuss – Transportation reporter for NBC Washington
Topic: Metro Updates
8am – B/C Montgomery County, Md released a statement attacking the media for bringing awareness to illegal immigration crimes: “These individuals and organizations should be ashamed for spreading false information seeking to establish a baseless, illogical and xenophobic connection between a person’s failure to obtain legal status and their propensity to commit a sex crime”
8am – D/E DOJ sends gun legislation package to White House as debate rages over mass shootings (Fox News) The Department of Justice has sent a package of legislative proposals on gun violence to the White House, a person familiar with the matter told Fox News, as the debate rages over how lawmakers and the president should respond to a recent spate of deadly mass shootings. The White House has had the proposals for two weeks, according to the source, but has not yet sent anything along to Capitol Hill. It was not immediately clear what proposals are included in the DOJ package.