Donald Trump Fundraises Off National Primetime Address Carried By Broadcasters

Mirroring a they're-coming-to-kill-us-from-the-south re-election campaign ad Trump's re-election campaign had been running on news networks Tuesday, Trump's new fundraising email warned, of the southern border, “drugs are poisoning our loved ones, MS-13 gang members are threatening our safety, illegal criminals are flooding our nation.”
Trump is scheduled to give his 8 minute-ish speech at 9 PM EST.
Trump shut down the government on December 22, 2018,  because Dems would not cough up $5.6B for his border wall. history. It is, as of Tuesday, the second longest government shutdown in U.S.
But, his re-election campaign is fundraising off the address, in which he will discuss the border "crisis" and his government shutdown.
Conway declined to comment, explaining she had not seen it "and here at the White House I'm not meant to be political."” /> White House counselor Kellyanne Conway got asked about the fundraising letter Tuesday, while appearing on Harris Faulkner's Fox News Channel program.
That's a joint fundraising committee for the Trump campaign and the RNC. Trump, in an email sent to his base Tuesday afternoon asked for donations to his "Official Secure the Border Fund" through the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
“I wouldn’t be speaking to you tonight if this wasn’t one of the most critical times in the history of our country. I need you to step up,” the fundraising email says.
President Donald Trump will not declare a state of emergency in order to get border wall money from the Department of Defense, his whisperers began telling cable news networks a few hours before his first national primetime address from the Oval Office.
“We need to raise $500,000 in ONE DAY," the email reads. "I want to know who stood with me when it mattered most so I’ve asked my team to send me a list of EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT who donates to the Official Secure the Border Fund,” stated the Trump-signed memo. “Please make a special contribution of $5 by 9 PM EST."
The Senate Minority Leader and House Speaker are set to respond to Trump's address after it wraps. “I want to make one thing clear to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: your safety is not a political game or a negotiation tactic!” Trump said in his campaign's fundraising email.

Mark Duplass Rescinds Ben Shapiro Recommendation; James Gunn, Glenn Beck & Twitterverse Answer The Call

I want to be clear that I in no way endorse hatred, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, or any such form of intolerance. “That said, I hear you. I now understand that I have to be more diligent and careful. My goal has always been to spread unity, understanding and kindness. I’m working on that. Sometimes I move too quickly when I get excited, or fail to do enough research, or I don’t communicant myself clearly. But, I do believe deeply in bi-partisan understanding and I will continue to do my best to promote peace and decency in the world right now,” he continued. I’m really sorry. But I am going to make mistakes along the way. I have genuinely learned so much and wish everyone all the best. So that tweet was a disaster on many levels. And I want to say thank you to those who reached out with constructive criticism.
Take a look here. James Gunn, Tom Arnold, author Mark Harris and others offered their takes. And if you want to see a relatively restrained Shapiro, check out his recent appearance on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, posted below.

Last night, Duplass, actor and co-creator (with brother Jay Duplass) of, among other credits, HBO's Togetherness, in a since-deleted tweet, wrote, “Fellow liberal: If you are interested at all in ‘crossing the aisle’ you should consider following @BenShapiro. He doesn’t bend the truth. His intentions are good.” I don’t agree with him on much but he’s a genuine person who once helped me for no other reason than to be nice.

Duplass reconsidered, deleting his original tweet and sending out this apology:

The anti-Shapiro response was swift, as Twitterdom exploded with some of Shapiro's greatest crummy hits. "Nancy Pelosi, with whom I disagree on literally every issue it is possible to disagree on, including the proper use of Botox." "Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 today if he hadn't taken a man's head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot." "In a free country, if you fail, it’s probably your own fault." Transgender soldiers are mentally ill.” />

Glenn Beck has just weighed in, if you were waiting (he thinks it's "sad" that Duplass was "swayed by the mob"). Today's Twitter brouhaha over Mark Duplass' apology for suggesting liberals interested in "crossing the aisle" might consider following the right-wing pundit Ben Shapiro is still going strong.
There's no conservative Mark could have recommended who wouldn’t receive the same blowback." Shapiro, a radio host and editor of, responded, "So in 24 hours I apparently went from being a person with good intentions to a racist sexist bigot. Twitter toxifies any attempt to cross the aisle.