Live from Virginia Monday morning on The John Fredericks Show – weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream – host Fredericks welcomed Senior Advisor to the Trump-Pence 2020 campaign Mercedes Schlapp to the show.
During the show, Schlapp discussed the coordinated violence and organized media attacks on President Trump’s character in which she discusses recognizing a cyclical pattern that the Biden campaign and Democrats play.
Fredericks: Joining me now Mercedes Schlapp. She is the Senior Advisor to Trump-Pence 2020. We are down 50 days to go until this election. Mobilization. Mobilization. Mobilization. It’s all about getting out to vote. Getting your friends out to vote.
And getting them to the polls if you can vote on election day. Polls are tightening. The Trump campaign now pulling ahead in some of these key battleground states. Everything working in their favor and Mercedes is here now to add some enlightenment to this. Mercedes, great to have you.
Schlapp: Thank you for having me. It’s great to be here.
Fredericks: Let’s get first to the fake article in The Atlantic magazine a week ago. Obviously this is a coordinated hit job. What’s interesting is that 25 people that were there in France have denied the president ever said this. My theory is the reason why none of these unnamed sources came forward is because if anybody did come forward, nobody was by themselves alone with the president during that trip.
So anybody that comes forward there is likely to be two, three, four or five other people that were with the president and the unnamed source at the time the person said he said it. That’s why they’ll never come forward. It’s not because of retaliation or retribution. It’s because they made this story up. And if they say who they were, three or four people would say I was there with him the whole time and that never happened. That’s my theory.
Schlapp: Yeah. Here’s the deal. I think you have these ‘unnamed sources,’ which of course they seem to dominate many of these journalists and basically trying to control what narrative they want to be pushing out. And it’s interesting. I find it very cyclical. It starts with this story with unnamed sources.
It then becomes a DNC ad or a Biden ad. And then Joe Biden gives a speech about it trying to destroy the president’s record and his commitment to veterans and the military all based on lies. And so The Atlantic article, and I knew a lot of for people that were on that trip have all came out. Over 21 people came out on the record saying that never ever happened. But it’s too late. By that time the liberal media hangs onto it, and they literally do 24/7 coverage on it, and it goes viral on social media.
Then it becomes part of Joe Biden’s repertoire while he’s out there campaigning, even though he only campaigns out in the public maybe once or twice a week. Look, we are used to this deceptive game. We are going to see a lot more of this coming our way from now to election day.
And it’s all about what can they do to try to destabilize the president’s really strong support from his base and from his supporters. The people of the military and the veterans all know that the president’s record has been very clear about his commitment to a strong military and to helping our veterans.
Fredericks: The president’s record with veterans and the military and what he’s said has been stellar from the beginning. So this doesn’t fit into anything he would ever say or do. As you said, 21 people have denied this and all the people that were there. This was a hit job. The Biden campaign doesn’t have a program for anything. Their whole campaign is to do a Zoom from Wilmington. Take some media hit job on Trump and amplify it. That’s it. That’s their entire campaign so far.
Schlapp: Their entire campaign has been all anti-Trump. It started with their doom and gloom convention where they did not present a clear vision of America. In fact, their whole goal was just to say how bad Donald Trump is. You can personally not like the president, but that does not in any way help understand what the radicals are really trying to do.
And really what we know. And it’s funny, with my 13-year-old daughter who told me this morning. Mom, Joe Biden is a puppet of the left. That is a perfect description. He himself needs to keep that far-left base in a good place, and it’s why he has signed onto Bernie Sanders’s unity plan. And the unity plan is the list of the crazy ideas of the left.
Whether it be let’s add a tremendous amount of tax burdens on American families. We are now getting to the point of defunding the police. And obviously giving free healthcare to illegals. I mean the list goes on and on. The American people have to see through this. It’s like his fracking idea where he goes from saying yes, we are going to ban fracking when its convenient to make sure his Democratic base is happy, and then all of a sudden its no, no.
We’re not going to ban fracking. What is it, Joe? Are you going to ban it or not ban? He keeps changing his mind when it comes to these issues, because of the fact that he’s very nervous, he’s not going to appease the far left. And I just think that the American people need to realize that.
This is no longer a moderate party. This is a party with radical ideas that will fundamentally change America. And when you have Bernie Sanders saying that our radical ideas can become mainstream, that’s a red flag for Americans to know that we need to stop them, and we can’t let Joe Biden become president.
Fredericks: We are getting down to the wire with 50 days. Let’s get to one item here, Mercedes in the news. I just want to get your reaction to the assassination attempt of two innocent officers in LA yesterday. They were shot. Both of them now fighting for their lives. They were just sitting in a patrol car. It was an ambush. The alleged assailant appears to be, from what cops said, a black male. There is a $100,000 reward out.
But disturbing to a lot of people today in America, and those that have seen this on social media is the people in LA cheering when these cops were shot. Dancing. Sending out videos. Then blocking the entrance into the hospital and into the emergency room. Cops had to clear them out. Then chanting hope you die. Mercedes, you’ve got a family. You have a bunch of daughters. How do you even explain it to them?
Schlapp: I think that it’s so hard to really understand how those people who were the ‘protesters’ can try to block the entrance of an emergency room wishing the death of these police officers. It’s just pure evil. And that’s how I explain it to them. It’s just pure evil and cruel people who don’t have any respect for our law enforcement and for life in general. And I think this has become a biproduct of what has been allowed on the streets.
Whether it be in Portland or Seattle. The rising crime in Chicago and New York. And its the Democrat party’s fault and Joe Biden’s fault, because he is the leader of that party for demonizing our law enforcement. And the mere fact is that you have seen this mayhem on the streets and the chaos on the streets, which have resulted in these innocent lives being shattered forever. And I think it just hits home.
I mean I have one of my dear friends who is actually in Doral down in Florida. She’s a cop. I went to high school with her. And these are people who have families and who are there to keep our communities safe. And because the Democrats and Joe Biden have all made the police the bad guys, all of them, instead of saying there are a couple of bad apples in here.
But the reality is that all of these guys are in there, for the most part, to make sure that we are safe. They are the ones that responded to the calls of 9-1-1 or if there’s a domestic violence case. Or a child being abused. That’s very problematic. And I find it horrifying that we having to see these incidences happen in these cities.
Fredericks: It’s sickening. Evil is what it is. But I never thought I would see things like this in my lifetime and this country. Just the hatred that is going on. I’m not even going to get into why this has happened or any of the social aspects of it. But it is certainly sick and certainly something that we don’t want.
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