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‘It’s A Crazy World’: Trump Addresses Evangelicals, Repeats Support For Displaying Ten Commandments In Schools

Presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressed evangelicals and faith-minded voters Saturday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C.

The crowd broke out into “U-S-A” chants as soon as Trump took the stage. Trump told the audience they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” and to “go and vote, Christians, please!” according to the Associated Press.

During his remarks, Trump repeated his support for displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. This follows Republican Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry signing a universal school choice bill into law Wednesday, which includes a provision making the state the first to mandate the display of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. Trump then spoke about Democrats who oppose the Ten Commandments being displayed in schools.

“Who likes the Ten Commandments going up in the schools?” Trump asked, prompting the audience to erupt with cheers and applause. “They think it’s such a bad thing. I said, ‘Thou shall.’ I mean, has anybody read this? Incredible stuff. It’s just incredible. They don’t want it to go up. It’s a crazy world.”

Other Republican speakers at the Conference included Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and New York Rep. Elise Stefanik.

Trump took to social media earlier Friday to express his support for the Ten Commandments soon after the Louisiana bill was signed.


After delivering his remarks in D.C., Trump held a rally in Philadelphia. The Republican candidate visited Tony and Nick’s Steak before taking the stage, signing merchandise and posing for pictures with supporters, who he embraced as “his people.”

Social media circulated video of Trump’s interaction with a young boy dressed as Trump who was reportedly “brought to tears,” according to Trump’s deputy director of communications, Margo Martin. Trump was also recorded signing gold campaign sneakers for law enforcement officers begore he departed on “Trump Force One.”





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‘MAGA!’: Trump And Milei Greet Each Other Like Old Friends Backstage At CPAC

Argentina President Javier Milei and former President Donald Trump warmly greeted each other Saturday afternoon while backstage at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., video footage showed.

The interaction between the two political figures — who have been vocal supporters of each other — appeared friendly and genial. During the encounter Milei could be seen coming up to Trump with arms opened as he yelled, “President!” 

After shaking hands the two embraced each other in a hug, with Milei firmly patting Trump’s back before he could be heard joyfully declaring it was an “honor” for him to meet the former president. As “Y.M.C.A” by Village People played in the background for the crowd of conference attendees, the two could be heard exchanging compliments of each other’s work.

“I’m very happy. You are very generous to me. Thank you very much, it’s a very big pleasure [to meet you],” Milei stated.

“You are doing a great job. I’m very proud of you. MAGA! Make Argentina great again,” Trump stated as he look at Milei.

Milei and Trump continued to pose for pictures before the two leaders went back to exchanging praises. Towards the end of their meet-up, Milei could be heard predicting the next time he would see Trump he would be the 47th president of the United States.

“I hope so too,” Trump stated.

Milei, who is a libertarian politician and former Argentine economist, won the country’s presidential seat in November 2023, notably running against Argentina’s socialist policies. During his campaign, Milei promised to end the country’s rampant inflation and eliminate half of Argentina’s government agencies, as he often blames leftist policies as the reason for the country’s struggling economy and poverty.

Following Milei’s win, Trump took to social media in order to celebrate the country’s victory and announced he was “very proud” of the leader.

“I am very proud of you. You will turn your country around and truly make Argentina great again,” Trump stated.



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House Passes Legislation To Block DC’s Anti-Cop Law

The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday to block the Washington, D.C., City Council’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2022.

The legislation was first obtained by the Daily Caller in March and focuses on the D.C. crime law, which reduces police power amid rising crime in the district. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) faces a historic staffing shortage and has struggled to recruit new officers.

It passed the House 229-189. Fourteen Democrats voted with Republicans in passing the legislation.

Congress can exercise authority over D.C. local affairs, according to the District Clause of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17), and Congress reviews all D.C. legislation before it can become law. Congress can change or even overturn D.C. legislation and can impose new laws on the district.

Since Jan. 2020, the MPD has lost more than 1,100 officers and is currently operating in an officer deficit.

“The House has now taken another pivotal step in the fight to restore law and order in our nation’s capital city. Congress has both the authority and the responsibility to prevent the D.C. Council’s anti-police law from remaining in place, as this misguided bill severely hinders the Metropolitan Police Department’s ongoing effort to recruit and retain officers — exacerbating an already alarming problem as the police force has dwindled to a staggering half-century low under these disparaging policies,” Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia told the Caller after the legislation passed.

“The Council’s legislation also significantly limits MPD officers from effectively doing their jobs, jeopardizing Americans’ safety in our crime-ridden capital. I thank my colleagues for passing my life-saving, pro-police resolution with bipartisan support, and I now call on both the Senate and the White House to put people over politics by joining our effort to improve public safety in our nation’s capital city.”

The Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 would: 

  • Prohibit the Review of BWC Recordings by Investigating Officers
  • Require the Immediate Release of Body-Worn Camera Footage and Names of Officers in Serious Use of Force Matters
  • Remove All Police Officers from the Office of Police Complaints Board and the Union Representatives from the Use of Force Review Board
  • Remove a rank-and-file police representative from the Use of Force Review Board and expands the voting members to include anti-police activists
  • Allows for the Disclosure of Disciplinary Records and Creates a Public Discipline Database
  • Eliminates Collective Bargaining Rights of Police Officers
  • Eliminates the Requirement of Bringing Timely Discipline Against D.C. Police Officers
  • Repeals D.C. Code 5-1031, which requires the MPD to commence discipline against D.C. police officers within 90 business days, which will result in abusively long disciplinary investigations that violate the Constitutional rights of D.C. police officers

“This battle is far from over, as the District’s officials continue to fail both residents and visitors on a daily basis. I remain committed to returning our nation’s capital city back to the American people and restoring Congress’ full exclusive legislative authority over Washington, as our wise Founders intended in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution,” Clyde added.

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution of disapproval to block the Washington, D.C., City Council’s Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022, which would lower penalties for a number of violent criminal offenses. The Caller first broke the news of the legislation on Feb. 2. The vote was 81-14, with a total of 33 Democrats voting with Republicans to pass the bill.

The D.C. Council approved the Revised Criminal Code Act (RCCA) in Nov. 2022. The RCCA reduces penalties for certain violent criminal offenses, including carjackings, robberies and homicides. Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the bill on Jan. 4, but the council overrode her veto Jan. 17 by a vote of 12-1.

The legislation picked up support from the D.C. Police Union, who said the act’s proposals are dangerous and would lead to more crime in the nation’s capital.

“The introduction of this new House Joint Resolution is necessary to protect public safety in our Nation’s Capital,” D.C. Police Union Chairman Gregg Pemberton said. “This Act is a dangerous law that destroys collective bargaining rights of MPD police officers, eviscerates due process, reduces less-lethal options for law enforcement during a riot, and further contributes to the critical staffing crisis that is plaguing the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) today. This Act is laced with bad policies with real-world consequences that delay justice for families and victims.”



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