Liberal Media Goes Into Meltdown Mode After Biden Drops Out: Van Jones Cries on Air, Jen Psaki Struggles for Words

CNN’s Van Jones broke into tears on Sunday as he delivered an emotional reaction to the news that President Joe Biden was dropping out of the 2024 presidential race.

The senior political commentator said he was heartbroken over the decision and compared the Democrats’ situation to taking the car keys away from a relative who has become too old to drive.

“He’s fighting and he’s fighting and everybody’s so frustrated. And then you finally get the keys back. And then you just cry,” Jones said on the verge of breaking down live on TV. . .

Along with Jones, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), also appeared distraught over the news live on the air, with the co-chair for the Biden-Harris campaign breaking down on CBS.

“The folks in Delaware who’ve been texting me and calling me in the last few hours, all want me to say to Joe Biden, how much we love him, how much we admire and respect his service and how grateful we all are for the decisions he’s made over decades in his service and his tireless loyalty to our home state of Delaware,” Coons said as he stopped to sob for a few seconds before composing himself.

(Read more from “Liberal Media Goes Into Meltdown Mode After Biden Drops Out: Van Jones Cries on Air, Jen Psaki Struggles for Words” HERE)

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How Biden’s Staff Found Out He Quit

Joe Biden let the word go forth last night that he was in this race to win it. He would fight to the death because democracy was on the ballot. The president was going to prove all the naysayers wrong. Biden 2024 was going full bore, even though the president was recovering from COVID. Twenty-four hours later, the campaign was over. Biden quit, and aides were left scrambling. Most found out about the president’s decision on social media (via Politico):

President Joe Biden’s announcement stunned White House and campaign aides, who up until this afternoon were insisting that he would stay in the race. Many of them, including some senior aides, first found out that was no longer the case by reading the letter that Biden posted on X.

“We’re all finding out by tweet,” said one Democrat familiar with the immediate reaction. “None of us understand what’s happening.”

In a sign of the abruptness of Biden’s decision, the campaign blasted out a fundraising email for “Joe and Kamala” at 1:54 p.m. — eight minutes after Biden announced he was stepping aside.

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Republicans Call for Biden to Resign Now That He’s Dropped Out of the Race

Republicans began calling for President Joe Biden to resign the presidency after the president ended his reelection bid Sunday.

Biden announced he would not accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in a Sunday afternoon post on X, following it up by endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination. Republicans responded to Biden’s decision to drop out by demanding he resign the presidency.

“If Joe Biden is not fit to run for President, he is not fit to serve as President,” Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana posted on X. “He must resign the office immediately. November 5 cannot arrive soon enough.”

Republican Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, the party’s nominee for vice-president, had questioned whether Biden should remain in office should he end his reelection bid before Biden’s announcement.

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Donald Trump Responds After Joe Biden Drops 2024 Reelection Bid

Republican 2024 presidential nominee Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden after the president announced Sunday he was dropping out of the 2024 election.

Minutes after the announcement, Trump reportedly told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins in a phone call that Biden is “the worst president in the history of our country.”

“In a phone call with CNN minutes after Biden announced his exit from the 2024 race, former President Trump responded, ‘He is the worst president in the history of our country. He goes down as the single worst president by far in the history of our country.’ While it’s unclear who the Democratic nominee will be, Trump said he thinks VP Harris will be easier to defeat than Biden would have been,” Collins wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Minutes later, Trump took to Truth Social and claimed Biden “was not fit to run” for president and “is certainly not fit to serve.”

“Crooked Joe Biden was not fit to run for President, and is certainly not fit to serve – And never was! He only attained the position of President by lies, Fake News, and not leaving his Basement,” Trump wrote.

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Donald Trump Slams Secret Service One Week After Attempted Assassination

Donald Trump is now getting in on all the Secret Service bashing a week after his attempted assassination.

The 2024 Republican presidential nominee and his VP pick J.D. Vance sat down for an interview with Fox News host, Jesse Watters, which will air Monday on the network.

In a teaser clip released Saturday, Trump slammed the Secret Service for not protecting him at the Butler, Pennsylvania rally last weekend.

He told Watters the Secret Service never informed him there was a gunman on a building rooftop before he took the stage. . .

Trump then took a shot at Secret Service for allowing the shooter to climb up to the rooftop while the crowd was screaming there’s a man with a gun way before Donald came out to give his speech. (Read more from “Donald Trump Slams Secret Service One Week After Attempted Assassination” HERE)

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Deere Rolls Back Diversity Initiatives After Social Media Backlash

Deere and Tractor Supply have faced online pressure to shelve DEI goals and programs in a campaign fueled by conservative activist Robby Starbuck, who has leveraged the companies’ rural customer base to encourage a boycott.

“We’re a powerful force to be reckoned with,” Starbuck said on X, formerly known as Twitter, following the Deere announcement. “I won’t rest until we eliminate leftism from corporate America.”

Other companies beyond those catering to rural America have also moved to downsize DEI programs as the groundswell of support for these policies that began in 2020 starts to fade. Earlier this month, Microsoft laid off its DEI team after pouring millions of dollars into the initiative due to “changing business needs,” Business Insider reported.

The changes raise concerns that more companies will continue to downplay diversity goals or remove programs entirely. Starbuck, for example, is still keeping the pressure on Deere to cut DEI altogether after the manufacturer said in its statement that it will still “track and advance diversity.”

“Another huge win in our war on wokeness BUT I don’t think this is enough for customers to go back,” Starbuck wrote following Deere’s announcement. “Customers want to hear that DEI policies are entirely gone.” (Read more from “Deere Rolls Back Diversity Initiatives After Social Media Backlash” HERE)

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A Harris-Newsom Presidential Ticket? There’s One Big Legal Hurdle: The 12th Amendment

. . .[Gavin] Newsom had been named as a potential Democratic nominee or running mate, along with Govs. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Andy Beshear of Kentucky, Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

There’s just one problem for a potential Vice President Newsom: the 12th Amendment. . .

It states’ electors “vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.”

While Harris lives at the vice president’s residency at Washington, D.C.’s Naval Observatory, she maintains official residency and is registered to vote in California.

That means a ticket with two California residents would essentially void the state’s 54 electoral votes, according to legal experts. (Read more from “A Harris-Newsom Presidential Ticket? There’s One Big Legal Hurdle: The 12th Amendment” HERE)

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Trump Pledges to End Ukraine-Russia War in Phone Call With Zelensky

Former President Donald Trump has announced a diplomatic initiative aimed at ending the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, following a pivotal phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump’s bold commitment was outlined in a statement on Truth Social.

In his statement, Trump described the conversation with President Zelensky as productive, highlighting bipartisan American support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and condemning recent acts of aggression by Russia. He pledged to leverage his potential return to the White House to facilitate peace talks.

“We agreed to discuss at a personal meeting what steps can make peace fair and truly lasting,” Zelensky affirmed in a subsequent post.

Trump’s initiative comes amid escalating tensions and ongoing military clashes in Ukraine, exacerbated by what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán describes as a concerning escalation of conflict. Orbán, who recently met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and engaged in diplomatic missions across key capitals, has been a vocal advocate for renewed peace efforts and a critic of Western policies that he perceives as fueling further discord.

Orbán expressed confidence in Trump’s readiness to act decisively as a peace broker, stressing that Trump’s approach is grounded in detailed plans aimed at de-escalation and fostering conditions conducive to ceasefire and negotiations.

Elon Musk Takes Several Shots at Crowdstrike After Global Outage — Including Taking Aim at Company’s DEI Policy

Billionaire X owner Elon Musk took several shots at CrowdStrike after a software update gone wrong caused what is believed to the biggest IT outage ever — including one that took aim at the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion policy.

A fix for the glitch caused by cybsersecurity provider CrowdStrike’s falty update was deployed and most services at hospitals, banks and other businesses that use Microsoft products were restored, though airlines worldwide continued to struggle to recover Saturday.

Musk apparently dug through old CrowdStrike posts on X after the crash, and came up with one from March 2022, announcing its participation in a panel discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Musk also let everyone on X know that “we just deleted CrowdStrike from all our systems, so no rollouts at all.”

Musk went all in for President Trump after the assassination attempt last week, fully endorsing him. (Read more from “Elon Musk Takes Several Shots at Crowdstrike After Global Outage — Including Taking Aim at Company’s DEI Policy” HERE)

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RFK Jr.: DNC Trying to ‘Rig’ Nominating Process to Get ‘Monumentally Unpopular’ Kamala Harris as Nominee

Independent third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has accused the Democratic National Committee (DNC) of trying to rig the election in favor of Vice President Kamala Harris now that President Joe Biden has dropped out.

As Breitbart News reported Sunday, Joe Biden issued a history-making decision unseen since Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson refused to seek reelection in 1968.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek re-election, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

After Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take up the party mantle, Democrats immediately rallied behind Biden and celebrated the decision. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said this essentially means party leadership wants to deny voters their right to choose a nominee in a primary election. (Read more from “RFK Jr.: DNC Trying to ‘Rig’ Nominating Process to Get ‘Monumentally Unpopular’ Kamala Harris as Nominee” HERE)