[Fox Business] LARRY KUDLOW: Both Reagan and Trump pledged to make America strong again at home and abroad

In the summer of 1980, candidate Ronald Reagan went to the South Bronx to campaign.

Guess where?

It was only two blocks from Crotona Park, where Donald Trump is scheduled to rally tonight.

Reagan criticized the hapless Jimmy Carter for failing to revitalize urban areas, comparing the South Bronx to London after World War II.

Donald Trump has also said many times in his campaign against Joe Biden that, if elected president again, he intends to revitalize the cities through enterprise zones, lower taxes, liberating small, minority-owned businesses from the Biden burdens of regulatory red tape, a new era of law and order — including closing the catastrophic Biden illegal immigration — and backing school choice.

Reagan, back in that summer of 1980, blasted Carter for hyper-inflation and promised to deregulate oil prices and slash tax rates.

He did, oil crashed, and the economy soared! 

Trump will be blasting Biden tonight over high inflation and has promised to restore “drill, baby, drill” in order to bring down high energy prices and conquer inflation.

Both Reagan and Trump pledged to make America strong again at home and abroad.

Mr. Reagan carried New York by 3 percentage points in his 44-state landslide in 1980, and in 1984 carried New York by 9 points in his 49-state uber-landslide.

I have no idea if Mr. Trump can carry New York.

But I do know that he’s only down 9 points in a recent poll compared to a 23-point loss back in 2020.

And I also know that Mr. Trump’s rally in the South Bronx tonight is sending a message nationwide.

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It’s a shot across the country that his working-men’s coalition, based on the economy, crime and immigration, is going to be making huge inroads into the Biden Democrats’ old-time minority coalition — just like Reagan did. 

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[Fox Business] Elvis Presley’s bible found on nightstand after he died is up for auction

Items owned by the late Elvis Presley will hit the auction block on Saturday.

The personalized bible found on Presley’s nightstand after he died is among the items available from Kruse GWS Auctions. A note from Presley’s cousin, Patsy, which confirms how the bible was found, comes with the item.

“Shortly after Elvis’ passing my uncle Vernon (Elvis’ dad) and I went up into Elvis’ bedroom at Graceland to organize and pack many of his personal belongings,” the note said. “This Holy Bible was one of three that Elvis had on his night table. After packing them Uncle Vernon had me take them home for safe keeping and eventually gave them to me.”

Presley died of a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977.

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The bible up for auction features the musician’s full name, Elvis Aaron Presley, embossed in gold. Presley seemingly highlighted portions of scripture that spoke to him, including a passage from the book of Job:

“If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand has gotten much; If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness.”

Before his shows, Presley would read the bible and pray to help calm his nerves.

Other items up for auction include jewelry, his Army uniform, sunglasses and a signed chair.

The Army uniform has Presley’s name and sleeve patches. The “Hound Dog” singer served from 1958 to 1960.

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Presley’s faith was well known during his lifetime. The singer’s stepbrother Billy Stanley recalled the “Burning Love” singer being “in touch with the Lord.”

“A lot of people don’t realize that after every show, he would unwind by singing gospel songs until the sun came up,” Stanley told Fox News Digital. “He was in touch with the Lord. A lot of people said, ‘Well, he did this and that.’ [But] we all fall short. We’re all human.”

“As Christians, most of us live under a magnifying glass,” he added. “Well, Elvis lived under a microscope because he was a big star. It was tough. But the way I like to put it is… [he] had the devil on one shoulder and God on the other. And there was a constant battle going on in his head.”

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The auction of Presley’s items comes days after a judge halted the auction of Graceland, the singer’s historic Memphis, Tennessee, home. Naussany Investments & Private Lending was set to put the home up for auction after claiming Lisa Marie Presley never paid off a $3.8 million loan before her death. Lisa Marie had used Graceland as collateral, according to the investment group.

However, Lisa Marie’s daughter sued the company, alleging the loan never existed.

Naussany Investments & Private Lending chose to withdraw the plans completely following the injunction.

“As the court has now made clear, there was no validity to the claims,” a statement released by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. read. “There will be no foreclosure. Graceland will continue to operate as it has for the past 42 years, ensuring that Elvis fans from around the world can continue to have the best in class experience when visiting his iconic home.”

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