Indiana Chick-Fil-A Gives WWII Veteran Free Food For Life

Via Indy Star:

When it’s time for lunch at Chick-fil-A in Avon, it’s all hands on deck as the employees try to get through the rush before they can see their favorite customer, Fox 59 reports.

“If we can get to Ernie, it’s been a good day,” laughed owner Chris Tincher.

Ernie, a World War II veteran, first came to the restaurant about a year ago. He comes back nearly every day of the week.

“I like nuggets,” Ernie said with a smile. “And if you want a good one, this is the place to come.”

“He’s just like the all-American grandpa,” Tincher said. “He just makes you feel good.”

At 92 years old, Ernie still drives and works around the house

“We were just fascinated because he’s always like ‘oh I just mowed my lawn,’” Executive Director Melissa Luebbert said. “And he push-mows!”

Every visit, Ernie orders his chicken nugget kid’s meal with a root beer.

“It’s the best root beer in town,” said Ernie

While Ernie sits down to enjoy his meal, he’s joined by other employees who take him up in conversation.

“All of us take turns sitting with him and eating with him,” said team leader Amy Chambliss. “We just enjoy his company.”

“He’s just so warm,” Luebbert said. “Anytime you take his food to him, he’d ask how we were doing, and then it got to where we just formed a friendship.”

It’s a friendship that went a step further this Veterans Day, when Luebbert, Tincher and employee James Cooke had an idea.

“James came up with a really good idea as we were thinking of how to honor you,” Tincher said in the video posted to Facebook. “He said ‘what if when Ernie came in, he never had to pay for Chick-fil-A again, when he came to our restaurant?’ So that was James’ idea, he wanted to honor you. So we wanted to say every time you come into this restaurant, you’re family now. So you no longer have to pay for any of your meals.”

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Breaking: Brenda Snipes Submits Resignation as Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Really need someone competent for 2020. And check the whole culture, in that office and Palm Beach, as to why they keep screwing up.

Via NBC Miami:

Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation as the Broward County supervisor of elections.

A representative of Snipes confirmed the news to NBC 6 on Sunday.

Snipes became the Broward County supervisor of elections in 2003 after the calamitous issues in the 2000 election.
Snipes faced heavy scrutiny over Broward’s election and recount process in the recent 2018 midterm contest.

Snipes was appointed to serve out a term in the role by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and she has won re-elections ever since. She was re-elected despite some controversies along the way.

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Trump To Campaign In Mississippi With Cindy Hyde-Smith In Final Undecided Senate Race

Expect another recount.

Via Washington Times:

President Trump will jet in next week to campaign with Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in the last undecided Senate race, hoping to carry her over the finish line in a race she sometimes seems intent on losing.

Two foolish caught-on-camera remarks by Ms. Hyde-Smith have imperiled what should have been a cruise to the finish line in a runoff set for Nov. 27, in which she faces former Clinton-era Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.

In one Ms. Hyde-Smith joked about “a public hanging,” and in the other she quipped about voter suppression, putting her on the defensive against Mr. Espy, who is black, and Democrats are hoping the remarks surge black voter turnout.

Analysts say it’s not likely to work.

“In my opinion, Senator Smith would have to make a far more inflammatory statement or action to dramatically change her level of support state-wide; or I suppose a series of them,” said Joseph Weinberg, an associate professor of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi. “I don’t foresee any major ‘surprises’ from either candidate at this point that could swing the vote to any significant degree.”

Ms. Hyde-Smith, 59, a Democrat-turned-Republican, was appointed last year to fill the seat left vacant when longtime Sen. Thad Cochran retired.

She faced voters earlier this month in an election to decide who would fill out the rest of Mr. Cochran’s term, coming in on top 41.5 percent to 40.6 percent for Mr. Espy. Another Republican, Chris McDaniel, claimed 16.5 percent of the vote, and with nobody clearing the 50 percent mark Ms. Hyde-Smith and Mr. Espy moved to the runoff.

In deep-red Mississippi the outcome shouldn’t be in doubt.

And yet Republicans are deploying Mr. Trump to try to shore up Ms. Hyde-Smith, scheduling two rallies for the day before the runoff.

Her first misstep came before a small crowd in Tupelo. Accepting a speaking invitation from someone in the crowd she admired, Ms. Hyde-Smith said she would “be in the front row of a public hanging,” if he invited her.

Then, a tape emerged on which Ms. Hyde-Smith, speaking to people at Mississippi State University, joked that perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad thing to make it harder for “liberal folks at those other schools” to vote.

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D.C. Is Using Stop And Frisk To Get Guns Off The Street

Community policing wasn’t working.

Via NRO:

From the looks of things, it would seem that the D.C. police department has declared an occupation of some of the city’s neighborhoods. In the name of getting guns off the street, the department has taken to stopping and frisking pedestrians, and searching cars as well. Per NPR, in “2016, D.C. police confiscated more than five times as many illegal guns per capita as did the New York City Police Department, and nearly twice that of the Los Angeles Police, according to police data.”

The numbers grab your attention, which is what the department hopes for. But as James Trainum, a retired D.C. homicide detective who works with the Constitution Project on policing reform, tells National Review: “Any time there’s a spike, there needs to be a question: Why?”

It recalls the way Philadelphia seized five times as many assets as Los Angeles, despite having less than one-sixth its population. Philadelphia’s program ended with a settlement wherein the city acknowledged wrongdoing and agreed to pay $3 million to its victims.

WAMU and American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop went through D.C.’s numbers and revealed some shocking trends. Forty percent of these gun-possession cases were dismissed, revealing clearly that in the rush for volume, quality policing and the rule of law (not to mention the Fourth Amendment) are being abandoned. And in the process, the relationship between the citizenry and law enforcement is breaking down even further.

Assistant police chief Robert Contee has defended the aggressive search policy, saying that a cost in community trust is still superior to a cost in lives — but the impact of community–police relations can’t really be waved away so easily. Trainum is disappointed by this response, saying, “To me the whole thing is very disturbing. If you get 40 percent of your cases dismissed, you should want to correct that.” If this doesn’t receive pushback from higher ups, “You’re violating civil rights [and] encouraging officers to cut corners.”

Trainum points out that “if 40 percent of the forest is rotten, and you don’t realize it, it’s going to damage the rest of the trees.” The problem starts here, at the point of arrests and roundups. After all, these are the ways in which communities encounter the police most vividly, and if entire neighborhoods become fearful of cops, it makes it difficult to tackle actual violent crimes.

“One of the biggest complaints from homicide detectives is: ‘We can’t solve cases because people don’t talk to us,’” Trainum says. “If the uniformed officers are out there cheating and getting pats on the back for getting guns off the street, [residents] are not going to trust police.” This, in turn, means that murders and other violent crimes go unsolved.

The numbers game isn’t limited to uniformed officers. Trainum points out that, to most detectives, the “closure rate is more important than the conviction rate,” but this is a much less useful metric for measuring law enforcement. “D.C. has a very, very high homicide closure rate that’s outside the norm, so why aren’t other departments flocking to D.C. to learn [about] it?” Colorfully, he answers the question: “It’s because they know the numbers are bullsh**.”

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Mike Pence Laughs Off Reports That Trump Questioned His Loyalty

Unnamed sources…

Via NBC News:

Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday laughed off the suggestion that President Donald Trump has recently questioned his loyalty, saying that he “was tempted not to dignify it with a comment.”

A New York Times story on Friday reported that multiple aides and outside advisers to the president had said Trump was openly asking whether Pence was loyal to him.

Earlier in the week at a White House press conference, Trump was asked about Pence and had his vice president stand as he responded that he felt “very fine” about having Pence be on his 2020 ticket.

While talking to reporters overseas on Saturday, Pence acknowledged talking with Trump in a phone call earlier in the day about the article but said that Trump made clear to him that he had never questioned Pence’s loyalty.

“Let’s just leave it that we had a good laugh, and you know, the president said to me, ‘There are no anonymous sources that would say what that article said,’” Pence said.[…]

On Saturday, Trump tweet without evidence that The New York Times “made up sources” for their story and that they “refused to ask” Trump for a quote.

“I can’t imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President then the two of us,” Trump tweeted.

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Chipotle Fires Manager After Admitted Dine And Dasher Called Her ‘Racist’ For Asking For Proof He’d Pay

Via Daily Caller:

Chipotle fired a manger for refusing to serve a black man she suspected had previously stolen food, despite the company knowing that he admitted on Twitter to repeatedly dining-and-dashing.

A company spokeswoman said it had “no choice” but to take the word of the 21-year-old, who was convicted of theft in January and previously pleaded guilty to another theft charge, despite having no evidence that the manager wrongly accused him.

St. Paul, Minnesota, resident Masud Ali posted a video on Twitter of Chipotle employees refusing to serve him and a group of black men after asking for proof that they would pay, saying that Ali had left without paying previously.

“Can a group of young well established African American get a bite to eat after a long workout session. @ChipotleTweets ??” Ali wrote in the tweet, which had received more than 70,600 retweets and nearly 31,500 likes at the time of publication.

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Federal Gun Prosecutions Up In Chicago, Fewer Illegal Immigration, Fraud Cases

Feds doing the job Chicago didn’t want.

Via Chicago Sun Times:

It’s one of the rare things on which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Donald Trump agree: the need for more federal gun prosecutions in Chicago.

In 2014, Chicago’s Democratic mayor declared that federal prosecutors in Chicago, working under then-President Barack Obama, were doing a “horrible” job tackling gun crime.

Trump took up the issue, beginning as he campaigned for the Republican nomination for president. And just after he assumed office in early 2017, he tweeted that he would “send in the Feds” if the city didn’t “fix the horrible carnage.” Days later, Jeff Sessions, his attorney general at the time, promised to step up gun prosecutions in Chicago.

Now, a year and a half later, the mayor and the president seem to have gotten what they wanted. Federal gun prosecutions in Chicago are up, as they are nationally.

That’s according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of court data that also found that the number of federal fraud prosecutions in Chicago has fallen in recent years and that fewer illegal immigration cases are being brought here than a decade ago.

Days ago, John Lausch, the U.S. attorney in Chicago, noted the rising number of gun prosecutions. But Lausch also said: “We’re not patting ourselves on the back. I mean, we have a lot of work to do.”

In 2016, the Sun-Times found that the number of federal gun-crimes prosecutions in Chicago was lagging behind other urban areas even as the number of killings had shot up. With 771 murders, it was the city’s deadliest year in nearly two decades.

Gun-crimes prosecutions began to go up in Chicago after the spring of 2016, court records show.

The Sun-Times analysis found that the number of gun-crimes defendants rose by 75 percent from March 2016 to March 2017.

It went up another 29 percent over the next year, through March 2018. One hundred and 60 people were charged with gun crimes over that period.

The analysis was based on data from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, which counts defendants according to the most serious charge filed against them.

The U.S. attorney’s office released its own preliminary numbers this past week, showing 197 defendants have been charged with gun-related crimes in the year ending on Sept. 30, 2018, compared with 177 over the same period the previous 12 months.

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Hollywood Actors Calling For Boycott Of Georgia After Voters Refuse To Pick Candidate They Like

People in Georgia wouldn’t give a damn what they think.

Via Daily Caller:

Several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest.

The hashtag #boycottgeorgia began to trend after Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic state representative and romance novelist, announced Friday that she would no longer challenge the Georgia Secretary of State’s election results. While Abrams acknowledged Kemp would be the winner of the election, she refused to call her speech a “concession” because a “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper.”

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6 Arrested During ‘Civil Disturbance’ In Portland

Downplaying violence from the left.

Via KOIN:

An afternoon of protests, tense moments and projectiles thrown landed 6 people in jail in the wake of another faceoff between Patriot Prayer supporters and anti-fascist activists.

The arrests and charges were announced by Portland police at the end of about 6 hours of rallies, chants, skirmishes and near-mayhem over issues related to sexual assault allegations and its political implications.

Of the 6 people arrested, 5 were charged with interfering with a peace officer: Ruben A. Delahuerga, 25; Betsy Toll, 68; Elizabeth L. Cheek, 33; Brittany Frost, 35; and Gary Fresquez, 52.

Fresquez also faces disorderly conduct. The 6th person, 19-year-old Hannah R. McClintock, was charged with harassment.

In the first of 3 separate-but-connected rallies Saturday at Terry Schrunk Plaza, Olivia Katbismitch, the co-chair of Portland Democratic Socialists of America, said, “The only thing that beats fascists is a bigger crowd of anti-fascists.”

A much larger crowd of self-identified anti-fascists filled the streets of downtown Portland as supporters of Patriot Prayer held a small #HimToo rally, which makes the claim men are oppressed and abused.

As Joey Gibson and his Patriot Prayer acolyte Tusitala “Tiny” Toese spoke and danced at the small #HimToo gathering of no more than 75 people, the antifascists — kept away by police and Department of Homeland Security officers — chanted “We believe survivors.”

But as the rally came to a close around 4 p.m., a march through the streets began. Portland police once again began using their loudspeakers in an effort to corral demonstrators.

Soon, tear gas and a small explosive were set off. The Portland police ordered all demonstrators “to disperse to the north.”

The crowd marched through the streets. Chants of “Nazis, go home!” boomed. Police in riot gear arrived in various locations to keep the demonstrators on the sidewalks.

Shortly after 5 p.m., most of the Patriot Prayer and #HimToo supporters had cleared the area, but some Antifa and #MeToo supporters remained along SW Yamhill.

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Ocasio-Cortez: We Need To Work Our Butts Off To Take Back ‘Three Chambers Of Congress’

At ~ 57:00

She quickly corrects to “three chambers of government” and of course, that’s wrong as well because it’s branches of government, not chambers. And the branches of government are not the “president, Senate and House,” they are the exeecutive the legislative and the judicial.

HT: Chicks on the Right

Democrats Plan To Save The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Swamp money laundering operation.

Via Politico:

Newly empowered House Democrats are vowing an all-out fight to salvage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the face of the Trump administration’s drive to curb the agency’s power.

Party lawmakers have seethed for the last year as Mick Mulvaney has cut back on enforcement and curtailed funding requests for the bureau, the brainchild of President Donald Trump’s nemesis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director, will soon depart as acting CFPB chief to be replaced by his little-known lieutenant at OMB, Kathy Kraninger, who has no experience in either consumer affairs or banking. That could give the Democrats a much stronger hand in defending the Obama-era bureau, by doing everything from securing its independent source of funding to conducting endless oversight hearings.

Fending off further GOP attempts to rein in the CFPB “would be a battle with this administration, and it would be a test of wills,” said Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), the top Democrat on the House Financial Services subcommittee with jurisdiction over the agency.

“I’m ready to fight that battle,” Clay said.

Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who will take over as chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, has made clear that shielding the agency will be a key priority. And even if Kraninger is confirmed as CFPB director by the time the gavel switches hands, there will be pressure from consumer advocates to investigate lingering questions from Mulvaney’s tenure on how the agency has handled everything from fair lending enforcement to student loans.

“You can’t protect consumers without looking at and investigating the CFPB under Mick Mulvaney,” said Karl Frisch, executive director of the consumer group Allied Progress.

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Substitute Teacher Banned After Student’s Pledge Of Allegiance Bullying Complaint

One snowflake got butthurt.

Via KTVI:

A long-time substitute teacher is told not to come back to Parkway South High School after he thanked students for standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. That act was considered “bullying” a district spokeswoman said.

Teacher, Jim Furkin, 66, thanked students for standing for the pledge but at least one student who did not stand felt singled out and bullied. It’s a school district where school board members stand and recite the pledge at every meeting and where the Parkway South nickname is, “Patriots.”

“The PA announcer says please rise for the pledge of allegiance,” Furkin told Fox 2. “I say ‘let’s go’. The kids get up, 24 kids in class and 22 got up. I say, ‘thank you very much, all of you that participated. I appreciate that. I’m sure all of those families that lost loved ones so we could have the freedoms we have today would appreciate that, too.’ That’s what I said.”

Furkin was a substitute teacher for the district for about 10 years. He filled in at Parkway South almost daily for the past 5-years. The encouragement for support of the pledge is nothing new, he said.

Still, after this incident district officials told him he could no longer work at Parkway South but could still fill in at other schools. He told the school board this week he was done.

Furkin compared his action to complimenting the hairstyle of one board member but not the others and then being banned from future meetings because he’d bullied the other board members. The flag, he said, was a special case with him.

“I just think that I would try to convey something like that to the kids who just take everything for granted. That flag is not to be taken for granted, in my opinion. It is our symbol of freedom,” Furkin said.

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Rick Scott Wins, Again, But This Time They Really Mean It

Finally. But they didn’t count all the votes or he would have had more. And notice how while they mention that Scott sued about Dem officials breaking the law, they don’t mention the court found in his favor. And they claim there was “no evidence’ of fraud when both the Feds and the state are looking into the altering of the election forms.

Via The Hill:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has defeated Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) in a nationally watched Senate race that triggered two recounts and a series of bitter legal and public relations battles.

The contest came to an end on Sunday as a noon deadline passed for county election officials to submit the results of a hand recount that showed Scott leading Nelson by about 10,000 votes or about 0.12 percentage.

The hand recount was ordered after a machine recount showed the two candidates separated by only about 12,600 votes, or 0.15 points.

Shortly after the results came in, Scott released a statement saying Nelson had called to concede.

The latest results cemented Scott’s victory in a hard-fought race that stretched nearly two weeks past Election Day, when he appeared to edge out Nelson by less than 1 point.

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Tim Allen: Liberals Have Little Sense Of Humor About Themselves, ‘So I Love Poking At It’

Liberals also don’t have common sense.

Via Washington Examiner:

Tim Allen thinks nothing is more effective at pissing people off than a “very funny conservative.”

“I like pissing people off, and I said there’s nothing, especially in this area, that pisses people off more than a very funny conservative, a smart, funny conservative that takes shots and is certainly self-effacing,” Allen said in an interview with IndieWire about his show “Last Man Standing,” in which he plays a conservative-leaning character.

“The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view. It is just a point of view,” he said. “I think this character likes that, he likes to have another point of view. It makes him sharper and more interesting. But we don’t push it.”

Allen says in the interview that the character’s beliefs aren’t exactly his own, but that liberals have a problem with humor targeting them or self-reflecting humor and that it motivates him to prod at the sensitivities of liberals for comedy.

“I think it’s funny to make fun of people that are full of themselves,” Allen said. “Liberals have a very small window of sense of humor about themselves, so I love poking at it.”

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Antifa Crazies In Portland Harass And Threaten Journalist

Best ending ever.

Andy Ngo is a journalist who covers a lot of Antifa crazy and he hasn’t been shy about telling the truth about them through pictures and their own actions. But that hasn’t endeared him to them. They harassed and threatened him yesterday during his coverage. These mostly white kids were calling him a disgrace to his ancestors.

You can check out Ngo’s thread here.

Man Arrested In NY For Harassing Jewish Car Owner With ‘Heil Hitler’ Salute

Via TOI:

A man was arrested in Brooklyn for shouting “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man who was sitting in his car.

The man who was identifiably Jewish was in his parked vehicle and preparing to go to a meeting in a nearby building on Thursday morning when the young African-American man shouted at him through the window that he should leave the neighborhood.

“This is a black neighborhood and you don’t belong here,” the man said, according to Yeshiva World News.

He then started saying “Heil Hitler” and making the stiff-arm salute, which was filmed by the camera on the car-owner’s cell phone. He returned to the car a second time to shout the same anti-Semitic slur.

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“Fox And Friends’ Host Pete Hegseth Notes White House Is Ready For Acosta’s Return

Heh. Nicely done.

ABC Prez Who Fired Roseanne Resigns As ‘The Conners’ Ratings Dive

Karma.

Via Independent Sentinel:

Channing Dungey, the ABC Entertainment president who made the bold decision to yank Roseanne after its star made a racist tweet, has resigned her post. Sounds like the rumors that ABC regrets their hasty decision to drop Roseanne.

It was a bold and idiotic decision.

The Connors, the replacement for Roseanne has dropped double digits and two stars — John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf — have allegedly been asked to take big pay cuts. Revenues for advertising are also sinking.

As for Dungey, Entertainment says: It was Dungey who announced the cancellation of Roseanne after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” she said at the time.

They claim she was widely praised for her decision. She was also widely condemned and by the people who actually watched the show.

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Stacey Abrams Refuses To Call Brian Kemp The ‘Legitimate’ Governor Of Georgia

Hillary Clinton 2.0. Leftists simply refuse delivery on reality.

Via Daily Caller:

Stacey Abrams refused to acknowledge Georgia’s Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp as “legitimate” during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.

Throughout the course of the interview, Tapper pressed Abrams several times on the issue — and she repeatedly refused to use the word “legitimate.”

“Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen. Do you agree that it was stolen and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?” Tapper asked.

“The law, as it stands, says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” Abrams began. “And I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am a lawyer by training and I have taken the constitutional oath to uphold the law. But we know sometimes the law does not do what it should and something being legal does not make it right.”

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Democrats Not Backing Nancy Pelosi As Speaker Are ‘Wasting Their Time,’ Trump Says

Just the endorsement Nancy needs.

Via Washington Times:

President Trump said Saturday that Democrats challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House are “harassing her” and that he will get her Republican votes for the top job if needed.

“I would help Nancy Pelosi if she needs some votes,” Mr. Trump said at the White House as he left for California to view wildfire damage. “She may need some votes. I will perform a wonderful service for her. I like her, can you believe it?”

Mr. Trump even named a Republican lawmaker, Rep. Tom Reed of New York, as someone who might be persuaded to vote for Mrs. Pelosi as speaker.

“He’s a fine man, a congressman. I would call him a moderate,” Mr. Trump said.

Mrs. Pelosi is facing a potential challenge from Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. They met Friday at the Capitol.

More than 60 current and incoming female Democratic lawmakers are pledging their support for Mrs. Pelosi as speaker.

Mr. Trump said Democrats are “playing games with her, just like they’ll be playing with me. It’s called presidential harassment.”

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