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Hakeem Jeffries Trolls Trump’s 2024 Campaign And It’s Guaranteed To Enrage The Donald

Even though he has formally announced that he’s seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump’s so-called campaign is struggling to get off the ground, according to recent reports.

Business Insider noted:

Aides to former President Donald Trump are surprised by how few allies are showing up at his 2024 campaign events, New York Times star reporter Maggie Haberman said. 

Speaking on CNN Tuesday, Haberman discussed how Trump’s 2024 campaign has gotten off to a slow start, and his plans to gear it up at a campaign event in South Carolina on Saturday.

“I think they are also finding, his team, that people are not swelling around him in the Republican Party in these states the way they had believed,” she said.

“Now he still has supporters and still has his operation, it’s pretty small. I think they thought they would be able to get all of these people to just show up for him.”

How humiliating it must be for Trump to have to beg for support after being able to snap his fingers and have GOP political figures show up.

Those reports must have been on the mind of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) when he was asked Thursday about Facebook’s decision to reinstate the failed former president to the platform in time for the 2024 campaign.

“I think the issue in terms of the concerns, the danger, I think many of us will have more to say about that,” Jeffries remarked.

But it was what Jeffries said next that’s likely to upset Trump the most:

“To the extent that he moves forward with his so-called presidential campaign. It happens to be a very low-energy campaign, by the way.”

The minority leader added:

“(Some candidates) seem to believe that perhaps dividing America or leaning into extreme narratives that don’t have anything to do with historical reality perhaps might advance their own personal aspirations.”

Expect an angry response from Trump before the end of the day.

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Hakeem Jeffries Just Put Kevin McCarthy On Notice

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) has just put Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on notice regarding committee assignments, and if McCarthy ignores the warning it could well make his tenure as Speaker shorter than he ever imagined.

The Washington Post reports that Jeffries wrote McCarthy to let him know he was recommending Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell be reappointed to the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff once chaired.

In a letter dated Saturday, Jeffries argued that McCarthy has no justifiable reason not to accept his appointments of Schiff, who served as chairman of the Intelligence panel until Republicans took control of the chamber, and Swalwell.

In his letter, Jeffries writes:

“It is my understanding that you intend to break with the longstanding House tradition of deference to the minority party Intelligence Committee recommendations and deny seats to Ranking Member Schiff and Representative Swalwell. The denial of seats to duly elected Members of the House Democratic Caucus runs counter to the serious and sober mission of the Intelligence Committee.”

McCarthy has said he will not place Schiff and Swalwell on the Intelligence Committee, seeking to exact revenge on Democrats for removing Reps. Paul Gosar (AZ) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) from committee assignments. But as Jeffries notes in his letter, both Gosar and Greene were removed by a vote of the full House.

Greene and Gosar were removed “after a bipartisan vote of the House found them unfit to serve on standing committees for directly inciting violence against their colleagues. It does not serve as precedent or justification for the removal of Representatives Schiff and Swalwell, given that they have never exhibited violent thoughts or behavior.”

Jeffries also pointed out that McCarthy had no problem appointing “serial fraudster” George Santos (R-NY) to committees despite the fact that he is facing multiple investigations, including from the House Ethics Committee and may also be subjected to criminal prosecution for lying in order to win his congressional seat.

If McCarthy insists on refusing to seat Schiff and Swalwell, Democrats could call for a motion to vacate, a procedure which would result in a formal vote to remove McCarthy from the Speaker’s chair. Considering that McCarthy only holds a slim majority in the House, such a move could further weaken him.