Joe Biden at a CNN town hall Sept. 17, 2020 (Video screenshot) At a CNN town hall Thursday night, Joe Biden claimed President Trump is responsible for every person who died of COVID-19 in the United States. "If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I'm not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data," the Democratic presidential nominee said. The Democratic-friendly Washington Post and Politico were among many who weren't buying it. "Actually, Biden is making this up," the Post said, noting that even nations praised for their handling of the virus have suffered deaths. TRENDING: Black leaders: BLM about overthrow of U.S., not race "There is no data to support this, even if the president had moved rapidly in January to deal with the coronavirus and been able to persuade Chinese leadership to be more forthcoming about the situation," the Post said. Politco said Biden "vastly overstated what protections could have worked against the virus." See Biden's remark: Biden claims Trump is responsible for every single person who has died from COVID-19: "If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data." pic.twitter.com/Z6tkk9NzHi — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 18, 2020
Jim Caviezel in "Infidel." Actor Jim Caviezel, known for portraying Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," is starring in a Middle East thriller about Christian persecution that he believes is particularly relevant at this moment. "It's relevant because we have this thing called cancel culture, and if Christians don't watch [out], it will be canceling Christianity as well," he said in an interview Thursday night with Fox News' Shannon Bream. The movie, opening Friday night in theaters, is "Infidel." It's a Middle East thriller in which Caviezel plays an American Christian who is kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo and ends up in Iran facing spying charges. In the interview Thursday, Caveziel chastised Christian leaders who say nothing about rioters defacing churches and tearing down statues, and allow their meetings to be shut down by coronavirus edicts. TRENDING: Black leaders: BLM about overthrow of U.S., not race "This is where the persecution starts," he said, when leaders don't stand up. The movie's executive producer is Dinesh D'Souza, who is known for his political documentaries, and it's directed and written by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Nowrasteh, who is of Iranian discent, is best known for directing the controversial ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11." He teamed with Caviezel in the 2008 drama "The Stoning of Soraya M.," based on the true story of a woman who was falsely convicted of adultery in Iran and stoned to death. See the Fox News interview: [embedded content] In an interview with "Huckabee's Jukebox" on TBN, Mike Huckabee asked Caviezel if he's concerned about the backlash that will come from being in a film that "depicts radical Islam for what it really is." "Do you worry that there's going to be such a backlash by people like 'the squad' and others who will say that you're just a bigot, you're a racist, you're some kind of horrible person because you're in this film?" Huckabee asked. "Well then I'll just be in the big old pile of the rest of Americans, because, you know, we're all racists, are we now?" Caviezel replied. "Once you scream wolf too many times, people aren't going to listen to you," he added. "And that's why our media has lost credibility." Caviezel said he doen't "stick his finger in the wind like some politician." "I was led by God Almighty to be here," he said of his acting career. "I didn't think I would be doing what I am doing now, being on some screen playing representing people who are suffering for their faith," he said. "But at some point God calls you. And he called me. And it was, '[You're] done with the boy days. Jim, I need you as a man now. That's your purpose.'" See Caviezel's interview with Mike Huckabee: [embedded content] See the official trailer: [embedded content]
Vassar College's Thompson Library (Wikimedia Commons) A sympathetic administrator at elite Vassar College agreed to put a pocket copy of the Constitution through a shredder after an undercover Project Veritas reporter posing as a student complained that its distribution on campus "triggered" her. The Constitution Day report by Project Veritas also shows a professor at Oberlin College agreeing the founding document is "racist," "discriminating" and "causes people pain." At Vassar, the undercover reporter tells Kelly Grab, Vassar's assistant director of equal opportunity, that she had a panic attack in reponse to the distribution of the Constitution by the Cato Institute and had been hiding in her room ever since. Grab says the college "certainly wants to avoid" causing students harm. She asks the reporter what could be done to create an "educational moment." TRENDING: Black leaders: BLM about overthrow of U.S., not race The reporter suggests "maybe the Constitution should be removed from campus permanently." Grab doesn't back that idea but asks if there was anything that could be done with the copy brought to the office. "Honestly, can we just like destroy -- like is there a shredder or something? I think it might be really therapeutic to see that," the reporter asks. "Did you want to do it with me?" Grab offers. "Yeah, I could watch," the reporter replies. See the shredding: Today we celebrate the document that changed the world as we know it. Unless you're a professor at a progressive University that is...#ConstitutionDay #TBT pic.twitter.com/8pFTvulbtd — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 17, 2020 "Thank you, that made me feel better," the reporter says after the shredding. "Good," Grab replies. At Oberin, Wendy Kozol, professor of comparative American studies at Oberlin, agrees that the Constitution "in everyday life causes people pain." Kozol suggests organizing a dialogue on campus on "the ways in which the Constitution in everyday life causes people pain." The reporter says her objective is that the Constitution "not have such a central part here at Oberlin." "I would like people to see how discriminating it is and how racist it is," the reporter says. "Do you think that’s a reasonable goal that we could get to?" "Absolutely," Kozol says. "I think there are a lot of people who will immediately agree with you and join the conversation and think about ways to limit, confine, or talk back; maybe you just want to talk back to the Constitution." See the full video report: [embedded content] Another Vassar administrator also agrees to put the Constitution through a shredder. Colleen Cohen, faculty director of affirmative action and a professor of anthropology at Vassar, tells the reporter it's "horrible that this is something that has caused you such pain." She laments that "unless the people are from off campus," the college can't do anything prevent the Constitution from being distributed. "Can I destroy this?" Cohen asks the reporter. "Or did you want to hold on to it?" "Well, could you destroy it?" the reporter says. "Maybe it will feel, you know, therapeutic for me." Cohen offers: "I'll put it through a shredder. Yeah, I'll put it in a shredder."
The Department of Homeland Security has "overwhelming intelligence" that the nightly violence in Portland, Oregon, was "organized" by members of Antifa. An email obtained by CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge by Brian Murphy, former acting under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, said in July that the violence had reached a level at which it could not longer be classified as "opportunistic." Murphy said the violence was "organized" by individuals with an ideology categorized as "Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired," or VAAI. TRENDING: Wildfires to get worse thanks to Clinton policies, says fire expert who predicted uptick in blazes "We have overwhelming intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals towards violence and why the violence has continued," Murphy said. "A core set of threat actors are organized, show up night after night, share common TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] and drawing on like minded individuals to their cause." The email was posted on Twitter by Herridge, the Daily Wire reported. Murphy said he recognized "we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI, however, we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days and why individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence." Murphy said the VAAI "is specific to Portland and specific to the Federal, State, and Local facilities under violent assault." Is Antifa organizing the riotous violence in U.S. cities? 100% (38 Votes) 0% (0 Votes) "If similar situations arise down the line the VAAI may apply," he said. #Whistleblower #PortlandProtest Breaking: According to this @DHSgov internal email, obtained @CBSNews, former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis Brian Murphy wrote colleagues on July 25th that the Portland violence was not “opportunistic” but “organized” citing pic.twitter.com/K7Aoe0yFbB — Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 14, 2020 DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in an interview last month with Fox News that federal authorities were "targeting and reviewing" the heads of Black Lives Matter, Antifa and their funders. Wolf said DHS has seen "groups and individuals move from Portland to other parts of the country." "We had about about 175 arrests in Kenosha, almost 100 of them were from out of state. So, we know they are moving around. We have seen them in D.C., in Sacramento and elsewhere," he said. "They are organized. We have seen similar tactics being used from Portland and other cities across the country as well. So, we know that there is organization. I know the Department of Justice is also looking at that as well."