President Trump Live

Posted by: ThomasDecker

President Trump Live - 06/21/17 07:58 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbeCrgeaMBQ
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/04/17 05:42 PM

A very thought provoking article


http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/opinions/trumps-e-pluribus-pluribus-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Ghitis: Trump wants to rule, not govern
Frida Ghitis

By Frida Ghitis

Americans, along with the rest of the world, are trying to figure out what's behind President Donald Trump's grotesque barrage of attacks on the media, ironically revved up just in time for the Fourth of July. Some wonder if they reflect a thin skin and lack of impulse control -- perhaps a sign of immaturity or even mental distress -- or if the behavior is part of a strategy; a calculated effort to obtain specific political results.

But whether by design or by impulse, Trump is in practice following the authoritarian playbook. He displays the instincts of a populist autocrat. He didn't need to read books about Mussolini, study Hugo Chavez's maneuvers, or become schooled in the tactics of Vladimir Putin. He has shown these things are in his blood.

Indeed, he appears not to want to govern so much as rule. We discern this in his lack understanding or respect for the foundational and sacrosanct principles of the United States -- among them a free press and the right to criticize the president -- but also from his apparent desire to accumulate power by manipulating public opinion, dividing the country, eroding freedoms, and weakening institutions that are not in his control.

More than 10% of Trump's recent tweets have been attacks on press. Autocrats of the past tended to grab power in one overpowering charge. That won't do in an age in which democracy is all-but universally accepted as the only legitimate form of government. The process now requires incrementalism. You boil the frog slowly.

Let me be clear: I do not think Trump intends to become America's dictator -- although he might not mind that. But I do think his instincts and tactics aim to undercut America's democracy to increase his power.

Discrediting journalists (except those who idolize him) is an indispensable element. We have seen it since before he took office. From stoking hatred against the press during campaign rallies, to declaring members of the media "the enemy of the American people," to his most recent Twitter spectacle, insulting television personalities and posting a video of himself pummeling a CNN stand-in, the approach serves multiple goals.

First, it allows him to create his own reality. By discrediting the media, he can claim that any bit of news that he doesn't like is simply untrue.

But there's more. Trump is promoting divisions and creating enemies, not just for him but for his supporters. Authoritarian leaders do best in such tense environments, with rifts and hatred taking the place of common goals and reasoned debate.

Take a step back and think about the issues Americans should be discussing. In theory, everyone wants a better health care system, a well-functioning immigration structure, a thriving economy. Instead, Trump has fueled the flames of partisanship, and what should be a discussion about the best way to achieve shared goals has become bitter hostility. The two sides have become enemies.

His deranged Twitter stream is not aimed at persuading anyone, but riling his base. It's an emotional blowtorch. The tweet where Trump violently slams a man wearing a CNN face was reportedly first circulated days earlier by one of his supporters, who has a track record of posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and insulting Muslims, gays and women. It is this material Trump chooses to promote. It is material he could be either personally seeking out or perhaps instructing his aides to find for him.

The effect is to further divide America, to hurt not only its international standing but its democracy; turning its citizens into each other's enemies.
It is five months into his presidency, and an ever-more riven nation is celebrating America's first Independence Day since Trump took office -- a new President whose governing motto might well read E pluribus pluribus: from many, many.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/04/17 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
TRUMP HAS BEEN CALLED AND CHOSEN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!”

Then it is a very sad time for all of us as it will be the end of the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/04/17 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
TRUMP HAS BEEN CALLED AND CHOSEN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!”

Then it is a very sad time for all of us as it will be the end of the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Come on Kyle! Not the Doom & Gloom crap like you used on the SM threads!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/05/17 12:42 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
A very thought provoking article


http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/opinions/trumps-e-pluribus-pluribus-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Ghitis: Trump wants to rule, not govern
Frida Ghitis

By Frida Ghitis

Americans, along with the rest of the world, are trying to figure out what's behind President Donald Trump's grotesque barrage of attacks on the media, ironically revved up just in time for the Fourth of July. Some wonder if they reflect a thin skin and lack of impulse control -- perhaps a sign of immaturity or even mental distress -- or if the behavior is part of a strategy; a calculated effort to obtain specific political results.

But whether by design or by impulse, Trump is in practice following the authoritarian playbook. He displays the instincts of a populist autocrat. He didn't need to read books about Mussolini, study Hugo Chavez's maneuvers, or become schooled in the tactics of Vladimir Putin. He has shown these things are in his blood.

Indeed, he appears not to want to govern so much as rule. We discern this in his lack understanding or respect for the foundational and sacrosanct principles of the United States -- among them a free press and the right to criticize the president -- but also from his apparent desire to accumulate power by manipulating public opinion, dividing the country, eroding freedoms, and weakening institutions that are not in his control.

More than 10% of Trump's recent tweets have been attacks on press. Autocrats of the past tended to grab power in one overpowering charge. That won't do in an age in which democracy is all-but universally accepted as the only legitimate form of government. The process now requires incrementalism. You boil the frog slowly.

Let me be clear: I do not think Trump intends to become America's dictator -- although he might not mind that. But I do think his instincts and tactics aim to undercut America's democracy to increase his power.

Discrediting journalists (except those who idolize him) is an indispensable element. We have seen it since before he took office. From stoking hatred against the press during campaign rallies, to declaring members of the media "the enemy of the American people," to his most recent Twitter spectacle, insulting television personalities and posting a video of himself pummeling a CNN stand-in, the approach serves multiple goals.

First, it allows him to create his own reality. By discrediting the media, he can claim that any bit of news that he doesn't like is simply untrue.

But there's more. Trump is promoting divisions and creating enemies, not just for him but for his supporters. Authoritarian leaders do best in such tense environments, with rifts and hatred taking the place of common goals and reasoned debate.

Take a step back and think about the issues Americans should be discussing. In theory, everyone wants a better health care system, a well-functioning immigration structure, a thriving economy. Instead, Trump has fueled the flames of partisanship, and what should be a discussion about the best way to achieve shared goals has become bitter hostility. The two sides have become enemies.

His deranged Twitter stream is not aimed at persuading anyone, but riling his base. It's an emotional blowtorch. The tweet where Trump violently slams a man wearing a CNN face was reportedly first circulated days earlier by one of his supporters, who has a track record of posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and insulting Muslims, gays and women. It is this material Trump chooses to promote. It is material he could be either personally seeking out or perhaps instructing his aides to find for him.

The effect is to further divide America, to hurt not only its international standing but its democracy; turning its citizens into each other's enemies.
It is five months into his presidency, and an ever-more riven nation is celebrating America's first Independence Day since Trump took office -- a new President whose governing motto might well read E pluribus pluribus: from many, many.
Anyone who can read this article and not be touched by it has no love for America as it has existed for 200+ years.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/05/17 03:38 PM

71 is too old for anyone to hold the worlds most powerful position.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-gets-confused-looking-101700958.html

Donald Trump has been mocked on Twitter after a video of him getting confused leaving Air Force One went viral.

The video shows the president slowly walking down the steps from Air Force One.

Trending: Vatican police bust drug-fuelled gay sex orgy hosted at papal apartments

His speed was particularly noticeable, Trump warned his predecessor to use the steps with caution when Barack Obama was seen jogging down the stairs in 2014.

Trump at the time said: "The way President Obama runs down the stairs of Air Force 1, hopping & bobbing all the way, is so inelegant and unpresidential. Do not fall!"

On this occasion, Trump walks off the plane and turns right, seemingly not noticing the presidential limo parked right in front of him.

He walks about 10 feet before an official points to the limo, Trump then walks back to the car and sits inside waiting for his wife Melania.

On Twitter, Molly Jong-Fast said: "He figures he'll walk back to the White House."

Mana Yegani said: "No one opened the car door for him so he walked away!"

And Kate Tolkington reminded Twitter users about when Remember when trump "forgot to sign one of his "bills" and just wandered off?"

It's not the first time Trump has had a gaffe while disembarking Air Force One.

While on a trip to Israel, Trump attempted to hold his wife's hand after they had landed, but she swiped his palm away

Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/05/17 10:24 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
71 is too old for anyone to hold the worlds most powerful position.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-gets-confused-looking-101700958.html

Donald Trump has been mocked on Twitter after a video of him getting confused leaving Air Force One went viral.

The video shows the president slowly walking down the steps from Air Force One.

Trending: Vatican police bust drug-fuelled gay sex orgy hosted at papal apartments

His speed was particularly noticeable, Trump warned his predecessor to use the steps with caution when Barack Obama was seen jogging down the stairs in 2014.

Trump at the time said: "The way President Obama runs down the stairs of Air Force 1, hopping & bobbing all the way, is so inelegant and unpresidential. Do not fall!"

On this occasion, Trump walks off the plane and turns right, seemingly not noticing the presidential limo parked right in front of him.

He walks about 10 feet before an official points to the limo, Trump then walks back to the car and sits inside waiting for his wife Melania.

On Twitter, Molly Jong-Fast said: "He figures he'll walk back to the White House."

Mana Yegani said: "No one opened the car door for him so he walked away!"

And Kate Tolkington reminded Twitter users about when Remember when trump "forgot to sign one of his "bills" and just wandered off?"

It's not the first time Trump has had a gaffe while disembarking Air Force One.

While on a trip to Israel, Trump attempted to hold his wife's hand after they had landed, but she swiped his palm away

That's just stupid! Reagan was much older!
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/05/17 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
A very thought provoking article


http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/opinions/trumps-e-pluribus-pluribus-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Ghitis: Trump wants to rule, not govern
Frida Ghitis

By Frida Ghitis

Americans, along with the rest of the world, are trying to figure out what's behind President Donald Trump's grotesque barrage of attacks on the media, ironically revved up just in time for the Fourth of July. Some wonder if they reflect a thin skin and lack of impulse control -- perhaps a sign of immaturity or even mental distress -- or if the behavior is part of a strategy; a calculated effort to obtain specific political results.

But whether by design or by impulse, Trump is in practice following the authoritarian playbook. He displays the instincts of a populist autocrat. He didn't need to read books about Mussolini, study Hugo Chavez's maneuvers, or become schooled in the tactics of Vladimir Putin. He has shown these things are in his blood.

Indeed, he appears not to want to govern so much as rule. We discern this in his lack understanding or respect for the foundational and sacrosanct principles of the United States -- among them a free press and the right to criticize the president -- but also from his apparent desire to accumulate power by manipulating public opinion, dividing the country, eroding freedoms, and weakening institutions that are not in his control.

More than 10% of Trump's recent tweets have been attacks on press. Autocrats of the past tended to grab power in one overpowering charge. That won't do in an age in which democracy is all-but universally accepted as the only legitimate form of government. The process now requires incrementalism. You boil the frog slowly.

Let me be clear: I do not think Trump intends to become America's dictator -- although he might not mind that. But I do think his instincts and tactics aim to undercut America's democracy to increase his power.

Discrediting journalists (except those who idolize him) is an indispensable element. We have seen it since before he took office. From stoking hatred against the press during campaign rallies, to declaring members of the media "the enemy of the American people," to his most recent Twitter spectacle, insulting television personalities and posting a video of himself pummeling a CNN stand-in, the approach serves multiple goals.

First, it allows him to create his own reality. By discrediting the media, he can claim that any bit of news that he doesn't like is simply untrue.

But there's more. Trump is promoting divisions and creating enemies, not just for him but for his supporters. Authoritarian leaders do best in such tense environments, with rifts and hatred taking the place of common goals and reasoned debate.

Take a step back and think about the issues Americans should be discussing. In theory, everyone wants a better health care system, a well-functioning immigration structure, a thriving economy. Instead, Trump has fueled the flames of partisanship, and what should be a discussion about the best way to achieve shared goals has become bitter hostility. The two sides have become enemies.

His deranged Twitter stream is not aimed at persuading anyone, but riling his base. It's an emotional blowtorch. The tweet where Trump violently slams a man wearing a CNN face was reportedly first circulated days earlier by one of his supporters, who has a track record of posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and insulting Muslims, gays and women. It is this material Trump chooses to promote. It is material he could be either personally seeking out or perhaps instructing his aides to find for him.

The effect is to further divide America, to hurt not only its international standing but its democracy; turning its citizens into each other's enemies.
It is five months into his presidency, and an ever-more riven nation is celebrating America's first Independence Day since Trump took office -- a new President whose governing motto might well read E pluribus pluribus: from many, many.
Anyone who can read this article and not be touched by it has no love for America as it has existed for 200+ years.
The problem is they all looked like fools when they all backed Hilary and she lost!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/06/17 02:54 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's just stupid! Reagan was much older!
You just proved my point.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healt...-president.html

Did Reagan have Alzheimer's while president?

At age 70, Ronald Reagan was the oldest person ever to be inaugurated U.S. president.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/06/17 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's just stupid! Reagan was much older!
You just proved my point.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healt...-president.html

Did Reagan have Alzheimer's while president?

At age 70, Ronald Reagan was the oldest person ever to be inaugurated U.S. president.
Actually I think Nancy wore the pants!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 02:31 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's just stupid! Reagan was much older!
You just proved my point.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healt...-president.html

Did Reagan have Alzheimer's while president?

At age 70, Ronald Reagan was the oldest person ever to be inaugurated U.S. president.
Actually I think Nancy wore the pants!
Once again you are thinking based on what? What you heard in the bar?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 03:14 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-disapproval-rating-nears-60-percent-in-new-polls/

Trump's disapproval rating nears 60 percent in new polls

Nearly three-in-five Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, according to new survey data.

Respondents were particularly critical of the tweets Mr. Trump sent last week insulting the intellect and appearance of MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski. Only 18 percent of Americans said that outburst from Mr. Trump was appropriate, while 69 percent said it was inappropriate.

The Reuters poll surveyed 1,600 Americans between June 30 and July 4, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percent. The Economist poll surveyed 1,323 Americans between July 3 and July 4, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent. The Gallup poll surveyed 1,500 Americans between July 1 and July 3 and it has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. And the CBS News poll surveyed 1,117 Americans between June 15 and June 18 and it has a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 03:22 AM

Joe Walsh is a conservative Republican in case you didn't know.

***************************************************

Joe Walsh‏Verified account @WalshFreedom 9h9 hours ago

.@CNN employees receiving death threats.

This is so wrong. President Trump, you must speak out against this. Asap.

*****************************************************

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-em...article/2627924

CNN employees and their families are receiving death threats and other harassing messages on social media and through phone calls, as President Trump's feud with the network continues to escalate this week, according to a report Thursday.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 03:28 AM

This is appalling. He is the only person I know who would make a worse president than Trump.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics...sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Maine's controversial Gov. Paul LePage appeared to suggest on Thursday that he makes up fake stories to mislead reporters — before adding that society would be better off without print media in general.

"I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they'll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it's awful," LePage told local radio station WGAN-AM on Thursday.

"I'm sorry, but I'd tell you the sooner the print press goes away the better society will be," he added.

LePage's office did not immediately respond to request for comment.

LePage, a Republican, also called Maine's media "vile and inaccurate" over reports earlier this week that he planned to take an out-of-state vacation during tense budget negotiations and a state government shutdown.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 01:31 PM


Krauthammer Praises Trump's Warsaw Speech as 'His Best' and 'Reaganesque'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer praised President Trump’s speech in Warsaw Thursday, calling it “the best” he’s ever given.

“Look, this is the best speech he’s given. It was very Reaganesque,” Krauthammer told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.

Krauthammer explained that he interpreted the “we” in the speech as not just the United States, but the West as a whole.

“it was not so much a speech about American exceptionalism, he kept saying “we” and “you the Poles,” and largely meaning the Europeans. This was a defense of the West, and that’s what made it so unusual for Trump,” he said.

The speech was a complete 180 from the America-centric one he delivered on his inauguration, which was largely about America and very critical of the U.S.’s allies.

“This is the antithesis of his inaugural address, which was about America,” Krauthammer added. “This was a return to traditional American universalism, leading the community of nations … by expanding the meaning of Americanism to go beyond our shores I think it was a huge step and extremely significant.”




The full text of Trump's speech is below:

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. That's so nice. The United States has many great diplomats, but there is truly no better ambassador for our country than our beautiful First Lady, Melania. Thank you, Melania. That was very nice. (Applause.)

We've come to your nation to deliver a very important message: America loves Poland, and America loves the Polish people. (Applause.) Thank you.

The Poles have not only greatly enriched this region, but Polish-Americans have also greatly enriched the United States, and I was truly proud to have their support in the 2016 election. (Applause.)

It is a profound honor to stand in this city, by this monument to the Warsaw Uprising, and to address the Polish nation that so many generations have dreamed of: a Poland that is safe, strong, and free. (Applause.)

President Duda and your wonderful First Lady, Agata, have welcomed us with the tremendous warmth and kindness for which Poland is known around the world. Thank you. (Applause.) My sincere -- and I mean sincerely thank both of them. And to Prime Minister Syzdlo, a very special thanks also. (Applause.)

We are also pleased that former President Leck Walesa, so famous for leading the Solidarity Movement, has joined us today, also. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

On behalf of all Americans, let me also thank the entire Polish people for the generosity you have shown in welcoming our soldiers to your country. These soldiers are not only brave defenders of freedom, but also symbols of America's commitment to your security and your place in a strong and democratic Europe.

We are proudly joined on stage by American, Polish, British, and Romanian soldiers. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Great job.

President Duda and I have just come from an incredibly successful meeting with the leaders participating in the Three Seas Initiative. To the citizens of this great region, America is eager to expand our partnership with you. We welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce as you grow your economies. And we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy, so Poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy. (Applause.)

Mr. President, I congratulate you, along with the President of Croatia, on your leadership of this historic Three Seas Initiative. Thank you. (Applause.)

This is my first visit to Central Europe as President, and I am thrilled that it could be right here at this magnificent, beautiful piece of land. It is beautiful. (Applause.) Poland is the geographic heart of Europe, but more importantly, in the Polish people, we see the soul of Europe. Your nation is great because your spirit is great and your spirit is strong. (Applause.)

For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. But while Poland could be invaded and occupied, and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. (Applause.)

So it is with true admiration that I can say today, that from the farms and villages of your countryside to the cathedrals and squares of your great cities, Poland lives, Poland prospers, and Poland prevails. (Applause.)

Despite every effort to transform you, oppress you, or destroy you, you endured and overcame. You are the proud nation of Copernicus -- think of that -- (applause) -- Chopin, Saint John Paul II. Poland is a land of great heroes. (Applause.) And you are a people who know the true value of what you defend.

The triumph of the Polish spirit over centuries of hardship gives us all hope for a future in which good conquers evil, and peace achieves victory over war.

For Americans, Poland has been a symbol of hope since the beginning of our nation. Polish heroes and American patriots fought side by side in our War of Independence and in many wars that followed. Our soldiers still serve together today in Afghanistan and Iraq, combatting the enemies of all civilization.

For America's part, we have never given up on freedom and independence as the right and destiny of the Polish people, and we never, ever will. (Applause.)

Our two countries share a special bond forged by unique histories and national characters. It's a fellowship that exists only among people who have fought and bled and died for freedom. (Applause.)

The signs of this friendship stand in our nation's capital. Just steps from the White House, we've raised statues of men with names like Pulaski and Kosciuszko. (Applause.) The same is true in Warsaw, where street signs carry the name of George Washington, and a monument stands to one of the world's greatest heroes, Ronald Reagan. (Applause.)

And so I am here today not just to visit an old ally, but to hold it up as an example for others who seek freedom and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization. (Applause.) The story of Poland is the story of a people who have never lost hope, who have never been broken, and who have never, ever forgotten who they are. (Applause)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Such a great honor. This is a nation more than one thousand years old. Your borders were erased for more than a century and only restored just one century ago.

In 1920, in the Miracle of Vistula, Poland stopped the Soviet army bent on European conquest. (Applause.) Then, 19 years later in 1939, you were invaded yet again, this time by Nazi Germany from the west and the Soviet Union from the east. That's trouble. That's tough.

Under a double occupation the Polish people endured evils beyond description: the Katyn forest massacre, the occupations, the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the destruction of this beautiful capital city, and the deaths of nearly one in five Polish people. A vibrant Jewish population -- the largest in Europe -- was reduced to almost nothing after the Nazis systematically murdered millions of Poland's Jewish citizens, along with countless others, during that brutal occupation.

In the summer of 1944, the Nazi and Soviet armies were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle right here in Warsaw. Amid that hell on earth, the citizens of Poland rose up to defend their homeland. I am deeply honored to be joined on stage today by veterans and heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: What great spirit. We salute your noble sacrifice and we pledge to always remember your fight for Poland and for freedom. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

This monument reminds us that more than 150,000 Poles died during that desperate struggle to overthrow oppression.

From the other side of the river, the Soviet armed forces stopped and waited. They watched as the Nazis ruthlessly destroyed the city, viciously murdering men, women, and children. They tried to destroy this nation forever by shattering its will to survive.


But there is a courage and a strength deep in the Polish character that no one could destroy. The Polish martyr, Bishop Michael Kozal, said it well: "More horrifying than a defeat of arms is a collapse of the human spirit."

Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity -- indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity. Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit. (Applause.) Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. (Applause.)

And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. (Applause.) They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II's sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words: "We Want God." (Applause.)

In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise of a better future. They found new courage to face down their oppressors, and they found the words to declare that Poland would be Poland once again.

As I stand here today before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history. Their message is as true today as ever. The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out "We want God." (Applause.)

Together, with Pope John Paul II, the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation devoted to God. And with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. You stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. And you won. Poland prevailed. Poland will always prevail. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. You were supported in that victory over communism by a strong alliance of free nations in the West that defied tyranny. Now, among the most committed members of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place as a leading nation of a Europe that is strong, whole, and free.

A strong Poland is a blessing to the nations of Europe, and they know that. A strong Europe is a blessing to the West and to the world. (Applause.) One hundred years after the entry of American forces into World War I, the transatlantic bond between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever and maybe, in many ways, even stronger.

This continent no longer confronts the specter of communism. But today we're in the West, and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. You see what's happening out there. They are threats. We will confront them. We will win. But they are threats. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are confronted by another oppressive ideology -- one that seeks to export terrorism and extremism all around the globe. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We're going to get it to stop. (Applause.)

During a historic gathering in Saudi Arabia, I called on the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations to join together to drive out this menace which threatens all of humanity. We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory and their funding, and their networks, and any form of ideological support that they may have. While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail. We cannot accept those who reject our values and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent.

Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.

We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes -- including Syria and Iran -- and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. (Applause.)

Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger -- one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.

Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. (Applause.) If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.

But just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. And we do, indeed, want them to fail. (Applause.) They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched. Through all of that, you have to say everything is true. Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don't forget who are, we just can't be beaten. Americans will never forget. The nations of Europe will never forget. We are the fastest and the greatest community. There is nothing like our community of nations. The world has never known anything like our community of nations.

We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.

We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. (Applause.)

We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves. (Applause.)

And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.

What we have, what we inherited from our -- and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people -- what we've inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.

This great community of nations has something else in common: In every one of them, it is the people, not the powerful, who have always formed the foundation of freedom and the cornerstone of our defense. The people have been that foundation here in Poland -- as they were right here in Warsaw -- and they were the foundation from the very, very beginning in America.

Our citizens did not win freedom together, did not survive horrors together, did not face down evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride and confidence in our values. We did not and we will not. We will never back down. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: As long as we know our history, we will know how to build our future. Americans know that a strong alliance of free, sovereign and independent nations is the best defense for our freedoms and for our interests. That is why my administration has demanded that all members of NATO finally meet their full and fair financial obligation.

As a result of this insistence, billions of dollars more have begun to pour into NATO. In fact, people are shocked. But billions and billions of dollars more are coming in from countries that, in my opinion, would not have been paying so quickly.

To those who would criticize our tough stance, I would point out that the United States has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions that we stand firmly behind Article 5, the mutual defense commitment. (Applause.)

Words are easy, but actions are what matters. And for its own protection -- and you know this, everybody knows this, everybody has to know this -- Europe must do more. Europe must demonstrate that it believes in its future by investing its money to secure that future.

That is why we applaud Poland for its decision to move forward this week on acquiring from the United States the battle-tested Patriot air and missile defense system -- the best anywhere in the world. (Applause.) That is also why we salute the Polish people for being one of the NATO countries that has actually achieved the benchmark for investment in our common defense. Thank you. Thank you, Poland. I must tell you, the example you set is truly magnificent, and we applaud Poland. Thank you. (Applause.)

We have to remember that our defense is not just a commitment of money, it is a commitment of will. Because as the Polish experience reminds us, the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail and be successful and get what you have to have. The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? (Applause.)

We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. (Applause.) If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has. Let them come to Poland. (Applause.) And let them come here, to Warsaw, and learn the story of the Warsaw Uprising.


When they do, they should learn about Jerusalem Avenue. In August of 1944, Jerusalem Avenue was one of the main roads running east and west through this city, just as it is today.

Control of that road was crucially important to both sides in the battle for Warsaw. The German military wanted it as their most direct route to move troops and to form a very strong front. And for the Polish Home Army, the ability to pass north and south across that street was critical to keep the center of the city, and the Uprising itself, from being split apart and destroyed.

Every night, the Poles put up sandbags amid machine gun fire -- and it was horrendous fire -- to protect a narrow passage across Jerusalem Avenue. Every day, the enemy forces knocked them down again and again and again. Then the Poles dug a trench. Finally, they built a barricade. And the brave Polish fighters began to flow across Jerusalem Avenue. That narrow passageway, just a few feet wide, was the fragile link that kept the Uprising alive.

Between its walls, a constant stream of citizens and freedom fighters made their perilous, just perilous, sprints. They ran across that street, they ran through that street, they ran under that street -- all to defend this city. "The far side was several yards away," recalled one young Polish woman named Greta. That mortality and that life was so important to her. In fact, she said, "The mortally dangerous sector of the street was soaked in the blood. It was the blood of messengers, liaison girls, and couriers."

Nazi snipers shot at anybody who crossed. Anybody who crossed, they were being shot at. Their soldiers burned every building on the street, and they used the Poles as human shields for their tanks in their effort to capture Jerusalem Avenue. The enemy never ceased its relentless assault on that small outpost of civilization. And the Poles never ceased its defense.

The Jerusalem Avenue passage required constant protection, repair, and reinforcement, but the will of its defenders did not waver, even in the face of death. And to the last days of the Uprising, the fragile crossing never, ever failed. It was never, ever forgotten. It was kept open by the Polish people.

The memories of those who perished in the Warsaw Uprising cry out across the decades, and few are clearer than the memories of those who died to build and defend the Jerusalem Avenue crossing. Those heroes remind us that the West was saved with the blood of patriots; that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense -- (applause) -- and that every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life.

Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield -- it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. (Applause.) Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles -- for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Thank you. God Bless You. God bless the Polish people. God bless our allies. And God bless the United States of America.

Thank you. God bless you. Thank you very much. (Applause.)
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga

Krauthammer Praises Trump's Warsaw Speech as 'His Best' and 'Reaganesque'
It was better than I feared it would be. He now totally supports NATO article 5. How many times is he allowed to change his mind on that topic?

He did two no-nos. On foreign soil he criticized the last president. And he criticized our freedom of the press in a country that has less freedom of the press than we do. Trump still has a lot to learn about his job.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/07/17 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: cwjga

Krauthammer Praises Trump's Warsaw Speech as 'His Best' and 'Reaganesque'
It was better than I feared it would be. He now totally supports NATO article 5. How many times is he allowed to change his mind on that topic?

He did two no-nos. On foreign soil he criticized the last president. And he criticized our freedom of the press in a country that has less freedom of the press than we do. Trump still has a lot to learn about his job.
Trump could care less about being presidential and I like that! Get it done who the hell cares about tradition! Tradition was Obama! A lot of talk and nothing accomplished except failed healthcare,letting ISIS and other extremists grow out of control and making trade agreements that cost American jobs!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/08/17 02:49 AM

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/07/news/economy/jobs-trump-vs-obama/index.html

For a president who loves to talk about creating jobs, it's been a strong start: Employers have added 863,000 jobs during Donald Trump's first five full months in office.

That's not quite as many as the 908,000 jobs added during President Barack Obama's last five months in office.

But it's close, and a stronger than expected report on June job growth pulled Trump closer to his predecessor.

Of course, Trump's five-month record is far better than Obama's first five months, when 3 million jobs were lost. That's because Obama was sworn in during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs.

By contrast, Obama handed Trump an economy that was close to what economists consider full employment. The unemployment rate on Inauguration Day was 4.8%, and it has fallen since then, to 4.4% in June.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/08/17 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/07/news/economy/jobs-trump-vs-obama/index.html

For a president who loves to talk about creating jobs, it's been a strong start: Employers have added 863,000 jobs during Donald Trump's first five full months in office.

That's not quite as many as the 908,000 jobs added during President Barack Obama's last five months in office.

But it's close, and a stronger than expected report on June job growth pulled Trump closer to his predecessor.

Of course, Trump's five-month record is far better than Obama's first five months, when 3 million jobs were lost. That's because Obama was sworn in during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs.

By contrast, Obama handed Trump an economy that was close to what economists consider full employment. The unemployment rate on Inauguration Day was 4.8%, and it has fallen since then, to 4.4% in June.
Worst economic downturn caused by by Democratic trade deals that sunk the economy!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/09/17 01:25 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Worst economic downturn caused by by Democratic trade deals that sunk the economy!
It started with President Bush and ended 5 months after Obama took office.

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

According to the US National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of US recessions) the recession, as experienced in that country, began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, thus extending over 19 months.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/09/17 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Worst economic downturn caused by by Democratic trade deals that sunk the economy!
It started with President Bush and ended 5 months after Obama took office.

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

According to the US National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of US recessions) the recession, as experienced in that country, began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, thus extending over 19 months.

Look at Obama's stupid trade deals such as TPP!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 04:17 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Worst economic downturn caused by by Democratic trade deals that sunk the economy!
It started with President Bush and ended 5 months after Obama took office.

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

According to the US National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of US recessions) the recession, as experienced in that country, began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, thus extending over 19 months.

Look at Obama's stupid trade deals such as TPP!
Can you even read? I just posted here showing how Obama pulled us out of the worst recession since the great depression. And you ignore the facts because your mind is made up.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Worst economic downturn caused by by Democratic trade deals that sunk the economy!
It started with President Bush and ended 5 months after Obama took office.

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

According to the US National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of US recessions) the recession, as experienced in that country, began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, thus extending over 19 months.

Look at Obama's stupid trade deals such as TPP!
Can you even read? I just posted here showing how Obama pulled us out of the worst recession since the great depression. And you ignore the facts because your mind is made up.
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office. Obama tried to put us back in though with his stupid trade deals costing Americans many jobs!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?
I'm sure you will come up with a cut & paste! You have more time than I do!
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?


So now he gives Bush credit for a recovery.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?
I'm sure you will come up with a cut & paste! You have more time than I do!
I am surprised to see you on here today. Do you get the day off? grin
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?
I'm sure you will come up with a cut & paste! You have more time than I do!
I just did a cut and paste on it! Can't you read?

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dates the beginning of the recession as December 2007. According to the Department of Labor, roughly 8.7 million jobs were shed from February 2008 to February 2010, and GDP contracted by 5.1%, making the Great Recession the worst since the Great Depression.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's crap! It was already improving when Obama took office.
Really? You got a source for that or is it something you just made up off the top of your head?
I'm sure you will come up with a cut & paste! You have more time than I do!
I just did a cut and paste on it! Can't you read?

https://www.google.com/webhp?tab=mw&...reat+depression

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) dates the beginning of the recession as December 2007. According to the Department of Labor, roughly 8.7 million jobs were shed from February 2008 to February 2010, and GDP contracted by 5.1%, making the Great Recession the worst since the Great Depression.
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/10/17 11:35 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!
You believe based on what? You refuse to cite a source. Are bars on Fall St. your only source?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/11/17 07:37 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!
You believe based on what? You refuse to cite a source. Are bars on Fall St. your only source?
It's called knowledge which you lack Kyle! I don't need to cut & paste like you!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/11/17 08:34 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!
You believe based on what? You refuse to cite a source. Are bars on Fall St. your only source?
It's called knowledge which you lack Kyle! I don't need to cut & paste like you!
And where do you get this knowledge? Were your born with it? Or did you learn it in third grade?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/11/17 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!
You believe based on what? You refuse to cite a source. Are bars on Fall St. your only source?
It's called knowledge which you lack Kyle! I don't need to cut & paste like you!
And where do you get this knowledge? Were your born with it? Or did you learn it in third grade?
It's called common sense which you lack Kyle! If you get out in the real world you learn a lot! If you set home and live off the government you don't learn anything and have to cut & paste to learn anything!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 02:47 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's called common sense which you lack Kyle! If you get out in the real world you learn a lot!
By the real world you mean the bars on Fall St?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 04:22 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
It's called common sense which ou lack If you get out in the real world you learn a lot! If you set home and live off the government you don't learn anything and have to cut & paste to learn anything!
I have told you I don't live off the government. Far from it. But there is obviously no way of convincing you of that. I go out in the real world and talk to a lot of different types of people. I talk to people like you who think they know everything simply by getting the opinions of other people. I have linked to dozens if not hundreds of news sources on here that give you more information than you ever learn on the street corner. But I guess none of it has any effect on you. Sad.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 04:23 AM

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/analysis-donald-trump-jrs-emails-change-game-russia/story?id=48575822

It’s as if the entire Russia investigation –- months of leaks and innuendo, new tidbits, false leads, multiple investigations and overlapping scandals –- was distilled into one damning email chain.

The emails posted on Twitter by Donald Trump, Jr. connect so many dots, so crisply and so concisely, that words that have only been hinted at –- “collusion” and even "treason" -- are suddenly in wide circulation in Washington.


The documents figure to turbo-charge the investigations on Capitol Hill and the special counsel’s office, with a raft of new questions for members of President Trump’s family and innermost circle.

Offered Russian aid to 'incriminate Hillary,' Donald Trump Jr. wrote 'I love it'

What we know about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign

Some of the president’s more dependable allies are expressing discomfort with the revelations. Even Vice President Mike Pence’s office issued a statement, which noted that the meeting described in the emails took place during "the time before he joined the ticket."

What makes this revelation a potential game-changer is the explicit nature of the exchange and how it seems to confirm conversations that were, until now, just suspicions. In the emails, a friend of Trump, Jr.’s approached him last summer with the promise of "some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her deals with Russia and would be very useful to your father."

The friend, Rob Goldstone, went even further: "This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump."

Trump Jr.’s response: "if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer."

Another email from Goldstone said the meeting will be with a "Russian government attorney." Trump Jr. said the meeting will also include his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort –- both of whom he copied on the email chain. The subject line: "Russia –- Clinton -– private and confidential."

The meeting with the Russian lawyer took place the following day, inside Trump Tower -– just a floor away from where the candidate himself was working. The White House reiterated its position that the president only learned of the meeting a few days ago, with a terse statement of support read from the briefing room on the president’s behalf.

"My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency," he said in that statement.

That transparency, of course, only came after a string of media reporting forced the information out. And it’s a major issue, in part, because the information itself is too transparent, with little room for other interpretations.

"This is the most problematic thing I’ve seen thus far," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told ABC News.

"If you look at Donald Trump Jr.'s own admissions," said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., "this was an attempt at collusion."

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it "ridiculous" for lawmakers to be talking about collusion and treason. Speaking with reporters after the emails emerged publicly, she said she was standing by previous statements that Trump Jr. "did not collude with anybody to influence the election."

But just going off the emails made public today, the president’s son knew that the Russian government was trying to disseminate information that would help his father’s campaign. He was, at the very least, willing to accept that help –- and arranged a meeting involving his brother-in-law and the man who was heading the campaign at the time.

Amid shifting explanations and even shifting policy on Russia -– all creating a suspicious backdrop -– Trump now has his own family members to blame for the major escalation of a scandal he wants desperately to be done with.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 08:43 AM

Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 09:03 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/11/politics/trump-jr-russia-politics/index.html

Donald Trump Jr.'s emails undermine what the White House has been saying
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 09:11 AM



Head's up Harley. It's Daesh -- not ISIS. Recognizing them as such only lends legitimacy to the shreads their deranged "creds".

Btw. When it come to your racist, so-called "Christian Militia" brotherhood -- no such illusions exist.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 04:59 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/11/opinions/trump-jr-russia-opinion-ghitis/index.html

Donald Trump Jr.'s decision to take a meeting with a Russian lawyer who had alleged ties to the Kremlin may be the most baffling move by a high-level political operative in recent memory. Second only to his apparent thinking that such a meeting would be a good decision.

The emails show -- and, by releasing them, Trump Jr. acknowledges -- that he agreed to meet someone he was told was a "Russia government attorney," and someone who was alleged to have "very high level and sensitive information" to incriminate Hillary Clinton.

In short, the emails suggest he was prepared to meet with a potential agent of a hostile foreign government. And because he was joined by key campaign players Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, we know this was no casual meeting.

Why would Trump Jr. make these communications public? It seems that he was trying to beat the New York Times to the punch line, releasing the emails in the name of transparency -- a decision his father later praised.

Regardless, the President's son has shown astonishingly poor judgment. The email chain only makes this whole incident look more troubling. Earlier, Trump Jr. explained that he had met with the Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya to discuss adoptions. Then he claimed he didn't know who he was meeting, adding that the she didn't offer dirt on Clinton -- as if that somehow made the meeting acceptable.

Whether or not this might amount to treason, as Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, suggested, or whether it represents collusion, coordination, obstruction or any violation of the law are not the main issues. Instead, what should trouble the American people most is whether this incident will lead investigators to evidence that Trump acquiesced to and accepted help from Russia, based on the Kremlin's interference in the heart of America's democracy, its presidential elections. And if there is something beyond that.

One of the most curious aspects of Trump's political campaign and his presidency has been his interest in reversing policy on Russia. That became strikingly evident just one month after the meeting with Veselnitskaya, when Republican delegates met to draft the platform for the party's convention.

Trump's dealings with Russia are a never-ending stream of controversy. He met in the Oval Office with the Russian foreign minister and the ambassador to the United States, giving them highly classified information. As President, Trump has the authority to declassify any material he wishes to, but the move -- revealing information provided by an ally without the ally's permission -- was shocking. Critics called it "reckless" and "dangerous."

Trump has gone out on a thin limb, risking charges of obstruction of justice to protect Mike Flynn, who lost his White House job after lying about contacts with Russians. Half a dozen campaign aides failed to disclose contacts with Russia. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions initially denied, under oath, meeting with the Russians. He reversed course when journalists uncovered evidence of his meeting with the Russian ambassador and then claimed the two had not discussed the campaign.

Trump is eager to move forward on cooperation with Russia, as we saw after his meeting with Putin in Hamburg, but the cloud hanging over his administration has so far prevented policy reversals. The fallout right now would be too great.

We now know that Russia did work to help Trump get elected. US intelligence agencies have "high confidence" in that, and the emails suggest it. We can also see that Trump is, in fact, trying to recast US policy in some areas beneficial to Putin. It happened during the Republican platform drafting, and it has continued during his presidency.

What we don't know, and the key to how this will unfold, is whether the latter is a consequence of the former. But if Trump Jr. continues trying to defend himself so ineptly, we may soon get the answers from him.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan


Head's up Harley. It's Daesh -- not ISIS. Recognizing them as such only lends legitimacy to the shreads their deranged "creds".

Btw. When it come to your racist, so-called "Christian Militia" brotherhood -- no such illusions exist.


What are you talking about?!
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 09:32 PM

Grasping for straws again Kyle!
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/12/17 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan


Head's up Harley. It's Daesh -- not ISIS. Recognizing them as such only lends legitimacy to the shreads their deranged "creds".

Btw. When it come to your racist, so-called "Christian Militia" brotherhood -- no such illusions exist.


What are you talking about?!
Those Ithaca nitwits never make any sense!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/13/17 03:11 AM

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. in New York last summer, said she was denied a U.S. visa in 2015.

She then asked federal prosecutors for permission to enter the U.S. to work on behalf of a client in a Manhattan. Prosecutors granted Veselnitskaya temporary “immigration parole” in late 2015 but it expired in early 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York told The Daily Beast.

Veselnitskaya’s parole was not renewed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office added.

That raises the question of how Veselnitskaya was able to enter the U.S. in June 2016 when she visited Trump Tower.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 07/13/17 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan


Head's up Harley. It's Daesh -- not ISIS. Recognizing them as such only lends legitimacy to the shreads their deranged "creds".

Btw. When it come to your racist, so-called "Christian Militia" brotherhood -- no such illusions exist.


What are you talking about?!
Those Ithaca nitwits never make any sense!


Comprehension challenged hillbilly? Quit your winy adolescent screech and try giving it a think. crazy
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/13/17 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Teonan


Head's up Harley. It's Daesh -- not ISIS. Recognizing them as such only lends legitimacy to the shreads their deranged "creds".

Btw. When it come to your racist, so-called "Christian Militia" brotherhood -- no such illusions exist.


What are you talking about?!
Those Ithaca nitwits never make any sense!


Comprehension challenged hillbilly? Quit your winy adolescent screech and try giving it a think. crazy
Why would I want to listen to anything you Ithaca liberals have to say? You are just a bunch of SORE LOSERS who can't get over it!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/13/17 04:32 PM

How much more proof do we need that Trumps is Putin's lapdog?

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-ho...ht-time-n782731

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House "at the right time," according to recently released White House excerpts of an off-the-record conversation with reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday night.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/14/17 12:49 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/white-house-donald-trump-jr-scrutiny/index.html

A scramble by White House aides to respond to the brewing controversy over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer may have exposed those aides to special counsel scrutiny.

They can now be called on by investigators led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to explain what they may have learned about the meeting that the President's eldest son, Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had with the Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.

White House aides and Kushner's legal team began strategizing in late June over how to manage the disclosure of newly discovered emails setting up that meeting, according to sources close to Kushner's legal team.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/14/17 04:41 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!

Trump has no clue of the big picture. World trade is more important than ever before for all nations, including the U.S. Trump and his backers don't understand this at all.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nafta-farming-idUSKBN19Z0DU

With talks to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact just weeks away, U.S. farm groups and lawmakers from rural states are intensifying lobbying of President Donald Trump's administration with one central message: leave farming out of it.

Trump blames the North American Free Trade Agreement - the "worst trade deal ever" in his words - for millions of lost manufacturing jobs and promises to tilt it in America's favor.

But for U.S. farmers the 23-year old pact secures access to stable, lucrative markets in Mexico and Canada that now account for over a quarter of U.S. farm exports. (Graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2tNMtlc)


Now they fear this access could become a bargaining chip in efforts to get a better deal for U.S. manufacturers.

"Perhaps some other sectors of our economy are given better terms and in exchange for that agriculture tariffs would be reintroduced," said Joe Schuele, a spokesman for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver, Colorado.

Another concern is that the mere uncertainty of open-ended trade talks could drive Mexico to alternative suppliers of grains, dairy products, beef and pork.

Mexico became even more crucial after Trump's pullout from a vast Pacific Rim trade pact negotiated under Barack Obama dashed farmers' hopes of free access to more markets.

Next week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is due to outline the administration's goals for the NAFTA talks to Congress and the farm lobby has turned up the heat in the past weeks to ensure that its interests will make Lighthizer's list.

Operating under the umbrella of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, more than 130 commodity groups and agribusiness giants since Trump's inauguration have been bombarding the new administration with phone calls and letters, public comments to USTR and face-to-face meetings with top officials who have Trump's ear.

"Our first ask is to do no harm," said Cassandra Kuball, the head of the umbrella group.

Lobbyists said that Lighthizer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have been receptive, but the wild card is how Trump ultimately will come down on the talks. They also wonder what concessions Mexico will seek from Washington in the talks due to start in mid-August.

Among the groups involved are the American Soybean Association, Corn Refiners Association and National Grain and Feed Association and firms such as Land O'Lakes, Inc., Tyson Foods(TSN.N), Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company North America, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and others.

For example, U.S. cotton producers, marketers and shippers in mid-June warned the Trump administration that any weakening of NAFTA "would threaten the health of the U.S. industry and the jobs of the 125,000 Americans employed by it."
Quadrupling Exports

Annual U.S. farm exports to Mexico have grown from about $4 billion in 1994, when NAFTA began, to an estimated $18.5 billion this year. With Canada included, that number is forecast to reach $40 billion, quadrupling under NAFTA
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/14/17 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!

Trump has no clue of the big picture. World trade is more important than ever before for all nations, including the U.S. Trump and his backers don't understand this at all.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nafta-farming-idUSKBN19Z0DU

With talks to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact just weeks away, U.S. farm groups and lawmakers from rural states are intensifying lobbying of President Donald Trump's administration with one central message: leave farming out of it.

Trump blames the North American Free Trade Agreement - the "worst trade deal ever" in his words - for millions of lost manufacturing jobs and promises to tilt it in America's favor.

But for U.S. farmers the 23-year old pact secures access to stable, lucrative markets in Mexico and Canada that now account for over a quarter of U.S. farm exports. (Graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2tNMtlc)


Now they fear this access could become a bargaining chip in efforts to get a better deal for U.S. manufacturers.

"Perhaps some other sectors of our economy are given better terms and in exchange for that agriculture tariffs would be reintroduced," said Joe Schuele, a spokesman for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver, Colorado.

Another concern is that the mere uncertainty of open-ended trade talks could drive Mexico to alternative suppliers of grains, dairy products, beef and pork.

Mexico became even more crucial after Trump's pullout from a vast Pacific Rim trade pact negotiated under Barack Obama dashed farmers' hopes of free access to more markets.

Next week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is due to outline the administration's goals for the NAFTA talks to Congress and the farm lobby has turned up the heat in the past weeks to ensure that its interests will make Lighthizer's list.

Operating under the umbrella of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, more than 130 commodity groups and agribusiness giants since Trump's inauguration have been bombarding the new administration with phone calls and letters, public comments to USTR and face-to-face meetings with top officials who have Trump's ear.

"Our first ask is to do no harm," said Cassandra Kuball, the head of the umbrella group.

Lobbyists said that Lighthizer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have been receptive, but the wild card is how Trump ultimately will come down on the talks. They also wonder what concessions Mexico will seek from Washington in the talks due to start in mid-August.

Among the groups involved are the American Soybean Association, Corn Refiners Association and National Grain and Feed Association and firms such as Land O'Lakes, Inc., Tyson Foods(TSN.N), Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company North America, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and others.

For example, U.S. cotton producers, marketers and shippers in mid-June warned the Trump administration that any weakening of NAFTA "would threaten the health of the U.S. industry and the jobs of the 125,000 Americans employed by it."
Quadrupling Exports

Annual U.S. farm exports to Mexico have grown from about $4 billion in 1994, when NAFTA began, to an estimated $18.5 billion this year. With Canada included, that number is forecast to reach $40 billion, quadrupling under NAFTA
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose! Companies like GM & FIAT were bailed out by taxpayers and now almost 50% of their trucks are built in Mexico paying workers $3hr! Show no mercy on companies like these! If they move production out of the country and try to sell their products back here hit them hard with tariffs and take all their tax advantages back for being traitors to this country!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/16/17 02:23 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose!
I didn't point it out. I did a cut and paste from Reuters news service. You can't do a cut and paste because none of the many excellent news services in this country agree with you. Apparently your only source of news are bars on Fall St.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/16/17 10:52 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose!
I didn't point it out. I did a cut and paste from Reuters news service. You can't do a cut and paste because none of the many excellent news services in this country agree with you. Apparently your only source of news are bars on Fall St.
If I had as much time to waste as you I could definitely discredit you very easily Kyle! Unfortunately I have to work and can't waste all day like you with nonsense! I have to work and you wait for the check to come!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 02:17 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose!
I didn't point it out. I did a cut and paste from Reuters news service. You can't do a cut and paste because none of the many excellent news services in this country agree with you. Apparently your only source of news are bars on Fall St.
If I had as much time to waste as you I could definitely discredit you very easily Kyle! Unfortunately I have to work and can't waste all day like you with nonsense! I have to work and you wait for the check to come!
LOL Really? You are on here a lot yet you have never shown anything to prove anything I have said it is wrong. All your time on here is wasted. You have yet to discredit me on anything.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose!
I didn't point it out. I did a cut and paste from Reuters news service. You can't do a cut and paste because none of the many excellent news services in this country agree with you. Apparently your only source of news are bars on Fall St.
If I had as much time to waste as you I could definitely discredit you very easily Kyle! Unfortunately I have to work and can't waste all day like you with nonsense! I have to work and you wait for the check to come!
LOL Really? You are on here a lot yet you have never shown anything to prove anything I have said it is wrong. All your time on here is wasted. You have yet to discredit me on anything.



http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...m_medium=social
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:29 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Isn't it funny you didn't point out all the high paying jobs Nafta has caused us to lose!
I didn't point it out. I did a cut and paste from Reuters news service. You can't do a cut and paste because none of the many excellent news services in this country agree with you. Apparently your only source of news are bars on Fall St.
If I had as much time to waste as you I could definitely discredit you very easily Kyle! Unfortunately I have to work and can't waste all day like you with nonsense! I have to work and you wait for the check to come!
LOL Really? You are on here a lot yet you have never shown anything to prove anything I have said it is wrong. All your time on here is wasted. You have yet to discredit me on anything.


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...m_medium=social
Well congratulations. Now I know u have a news source even if it is one of most outrageous in America. I should of guessed.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:31 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/politics/trump-poll-abc-wapo-approval/index.html

Only 36% of Americans approve of President Donald Trump's performance in the Oval Office, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll has found.

That gives Trump the lowest approval rating at the six-month mark of any president in 70 years, ABC News reports.

Trump's overall approval rating has fallen from 42% at the 100-day mark of his presidency in April compared to a Washington Post/ABC poll at that time. His disapproval rating has risen five points since then, to 58%, according to a comparison of the two polls.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:36 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breitbart_News

Breitbart News Network (known commonly as Breitbart News, Breitbart or Breitbart.com) is a far-right[6] American news, opinion and commentary[7][8] website founded in 2007 by Andrew Breitbart.

Conceived by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart during a visit to Israel in mid-2007 as a website "that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel",[9] Breitbart News later aligned with the European populist right and American alt-right under the management of former executive chairman Steve Bannon.[10][11] The New York Times has described its journalists as "ideologically driven", and some of its content has been called misogynist, xenophobic and racist.[12] Breitbart has published a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.[13][14][15][16]

Bannon declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" in 2016,[17] but denied all allegations of racism and later stated that he rejected the "ethno-nationalist" tendencies of the alt-right movement.[18] One of Bannon's coworkers said he wasn't referring to Richard Spencer but instead to "the trolls on Reddit or 4Chan."[19] The owners of Breitbart News deny their website has any connection to the alt-right or has ever supported racist or white supremacist views.[20] Breitbart News voiced support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign,[12] and political scientist Matthew Goodwin described Breitbart News as being "ultra-conservative" in orientation.[21] After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.[22][23][24][25][26]
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breitbart_News

Breitbart News Network (known commonly as Breitbart News, Breitbart or Breitbart.com) is a far-right[6] American news, opinion and commentary[7][8] website founded in 2007 by Andrew Breitbart.

Conceived by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart during a visit to Israel in mid-2007 as a website "that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel",[9] Breitbart News later aligned with the European populist right and American alt-right under the management of former executive chairman Steve Bannon.[10][11] The New York Times has described its journalists as "ideologically driven", and some of its content has been called misogynist, xenophobic and racist.[12] Breitbart has published a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.[13][14][15][16]

Bannon declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" in 2016,[17] but denied all allegations of racism and later stated that he rejected the "ethno-nationalist" tendencies of the alt-right movement.[18] One of Bannon's coworkers said he wasn't referring to Richard Spencer but instead to "the trolls on Reddit or 4Chan."[19] The owners of Breitbart News deny their website has any connection to the alt-right or has ever supported racist or white supremacist views.[20] Breitbart News voiced support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign,[12] and political scientist Matthew Goodwin described Breitbart News as being "ultra-conservative" in orientation.[21] After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.[22][23][24][25][26]
Not any more biased than some of your sources Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Not any more biased than some of your sources Kyle!
Oh I totally disagree. Much much more bias.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:44 AM

After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.

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I have not of any other organizations losing advertisers after the election.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.

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I have not of any other organizations losing advertisers after the election.
You drinking already today Kyle?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:45 AM

Donald Trump’s war against the media has been good for business at the “failing” New York Times.

The publication, which the US president has mocked on Twitter, as “dishonest” and “fake news,” just posted record subscriber growth on its digital-news platform.

During the last three months of 2016, the Times added 276,000 net digital-only subscribers for its news product, which includes access to NYTimes.com and all NYTimes apps, the company announced (pdf) today. That’s more than the 184,000 net subscribers who signed up for the news organization’s digital editions in the whole of 2015, past earnings releases showed. It also marks the best quarter the New York Times’ digital publication—which currently costs $3.75 a week for basic access—has had since it launched its paywall in 2011, the company said.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/17/17 11:47 AM

Trump, of course, has become the greatest source of lead generation the American press has ever seen, his campaign and then election inspiring hundreds of thousands of Americans to rush to buy digital news subscriptions and memberships. Oliver provided some seed, name-checking The New York Times, The Washington Post and ProPublica in a legendary journalism-affirming appeal in August, which so far has generated 7.4 million views on YouTube.

A month ago, the big number that generated the big headlines was that of the Times, as it passed the 3 million subscription threshold. It is now the numbers generated by dozens of media companies that certify the Trump bump as a major trend in the news publishing business.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 05:32 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Thanks to Clinton signing NAFTA! I believe the last of the tariffs on Mexico were removed about then!


https://www.wsj.com/

The Trump administration released its road map for remaking the North American Free Trade Agreement that aims to reduce the U.S. trade deficit, but steps back from some of President Trump’s most fiery campaign rhetoric on trade
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 06:40 AM


Tommyboy aka Gassy. 'Dumb and Dumber' rolled into one. Comprehension deficient, inability to level even the slightest challenge to exposed revelations from Trump's corrupt oligarchy, the hillbilly only itches to rumble hardcore. Other than creating a lame-brained ally - he ain't got jack - and has nobody's "back" except his own.

Rock on Kyle.

Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site's controversial positions.
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I have not of any other organizations losing advertisers after the election.
You drinking already today Kyle?
The MSNBC people say that congress will not pass a clean repeal of Obamacare now. It was a different time and it was safe to do it in 2015 because they knew that Obama will veto it. So lets see who is right, MSNBC or Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

It’s hard to imagine the clean repeal of Obamacare–the 2015 bill–would fail in the House or the Senate, given that most of the GOP members in both chambers have already voted for it.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 07:26 AM

Mmmm. Six months, not seven. LOL I think I should of been reading Breitbart earlier. Thanks gassy grin

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

From here, it is unclear as of yet what the timeline will be. But Republicans in Congress wasted nearly seven months of the Trump administration–Thursday will mark seven months exactly since Trump’s inauguration–fiddling around with repeal and replace at the same time.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
The MSNBC people say that congress will not pass a clean repeal of Obamacare now. It was a different time and it was safe to do it in 2015 because they knew that Obama will veto it. So lets see who is right, MSNBC or Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

It’s hard to imagine the clean repeal of Obamacare–the 2015 bill–would fail in the House or the Senate, given that most of the GOP members in both chambers have already voted for it.
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/gop-health-care-repeal-looks-poised-go-down-thud-n784011

For Senate Republicans, the health care developments over the last 12 hours must seem like the legislative equivalent to a standoff in a Quentin Tarantino flick. First, Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, said Monday night that they wouldn't vote for the Senate health care legislation, which is now enough opposition to kill the bill.

Then Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to force Lee and Moran (and other GOP senators) to walk the plank by stating the Senate would vote on — as an amendment — a full repeal of Obamacare “in the coming days,” and would work on a replacement later. And in response to that, you're likely to see other Senate Republicans, especially the moderates, gang up on McConnell, given that a straight repeal would increase the number of uninsured by 32 million (!!!). And so like in the Tarantino movie, there are two options: 1) everyone disarms, or 2) it all ends very badly.

NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell has more. “While straight repeal passed the Senate in 2015, there was no possibility that it would go into effect because then-President Barack Obama vetoed the legislation. Just last week, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., told reporters that straight repeal wouldn't get the support of 50 Republicans.”

We’ve seen legislation, including this health care effort, come back from the dead before. But right now, repealing and replacing Obamacare looks more like Mr. White and Mr. Orange than — take your pick — Jon Snow or Halloween’s Michael Myers.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
The MSNBC people say that congress will not pass a clean repeal of Obamacare now. It was a different time and it was safe to do it in 2015 because they knew that Obama will veto it. So lets see who is right, MSNBC or Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

It’s hard to imagine the clean repeal of Obamacare–the 2015 bill–would fail in the House or the Senate, given that most of the GOP members in both chambers have already voted for it.
OMG. I think Breitbart was wrong! What is this world coming to!

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/18/republican-obamacare-repeal-effort-240667

Senate Republicans' Plan B to gut Obamacare is on the verge of failure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he would take up a repeal-only bill after his replacement measure collapsed quickly ran into resistance from GOP senators on Tuesday, further imperiling the party's 7-year vow to dismantle the health law.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
The MSNBC people say that congress will not pass a clean repeal of Obamacare now. It was a different time and it was safe to do it in 2015 because they knew that Obama will veto it. So lets see who is right, MSNBC or Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

It’s hard to imagine the clean repeal of Obamacare–the 2015 bill–would fail in the House or the Senate, given that most of the GOP members in both chambers have already voted for it.
OMG. I think Breitbart was wrong! What is this world coming to!

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/18/republican-obamacare-repeal-effort-240667

Senate Republicans' Plan B to gut Obamacare is on the verge of failure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he would take up a repeal-only bill after his replacement measure collapsed quickly ran into resistance from GOP senators on Tuesday, further imperiling the party's 7-year vow to dismantle the health law.
I have only read Breitbart for two days. I have found two mistakes already. Obamacare repeal with no replacement is dead and they can't count past six!
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/18/17 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
The MSNBC people say that congress will not pass a clean repeal of Obamacare now. It was a different time and it was safe to do it in 2015 because they knew that Obama will veto it. So lets see who is right, MSNBC or Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...lacement-later/

It’s hard to imagine the clean repeal of Obamacare–the 2015 bill–would fail in the House or the Senate, given that most of the GOP members in both chambers have already voted for it.
OMG. I think Breitbart was wrong! What is this world coming to!

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/18/republican-obamacare-repeal-effort-240667

Senate Republicans' Plan B to gut Obamacare is on the verge of failure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he would take up a repeal-only bill after his replacement measure collapsed quickly ran into resistance from GOP senators on Tuesday, further imperiling the party's 7-year vow to dismantle the health law.
I have only read Breitbart for two days. I have found two mistakes already. Obamacare repeal with no replacement is dead and they can't count past six!
I told you just let it die!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/19/17 10:13 AM

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-re...th-bill-n784301
Dearth of a Salesman: Trump failed to persuade — and lead — in health care battle

As the famous political scientist Richard Neustadt argued, the only real power that a president holds — especially when it comes to Congress — is the power to persuade. And President Trump barely tried during the GOP’s unsuccessful push on health care. He never held a town-hall meeting on the subject. He never gave a prime-time speech or press conference. And when he hit the road, he spent more time on other subjects than on health care. Ultimately, Trump failed to sell the GOP health care efforts to his own voters.
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Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 07/19/17 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
I told you just let it die!

And then what?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/19/17 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I told you just let it die!

And then what?
A lot of people will die from lack of decent health care.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/19/17 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I told you just let it die!

And then what?
A lot of people will die from lack of decent health care.
Get a decent job and they could afford it themselves instead of Obamacare!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/20/17 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Get a decent job and they could afford it themselves instead of Obamacare!
That is going away too

http://fortune.com/2016/03/30/employer-paid-health-insurance-is-dying-off/

The share of Fortune's best companies that still pay for 100% of employee's healthcare has dropped to 9% this year from a peak of 34% in 2001. That big drop represents a broader workplace trend — employees are covering more of their health insurance premiums than in previous years. Workers with employer-sponsored health plans now contribute an average of 18% of the premium for single coverage and 29% of the premium for family coverage, according to a study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/20/17 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Get a decent job and they could afford it themselves instead of Obamacare!
That is going away too

http://fortune.com/2016/03/30/employer-paid-health-insurance-is-dying-off/

The share of Fortune's best companies that still pay for 100% of employee's healthcare has dropped to 9% this year from a peak of 34% in 2001. That big drop represents a broader workplace trend — employees are covering more of their health insurance premiums than in previous years. Workers with employer-sponsored health plans now contribute an average of 18% of the premium for single coverage and 29% of the premium for family coverage, according to a study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Where have you been? The only employers that pay 100% are villages,towns & cities and they are dwindling!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/21/17 01:11 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Get a decent job and they could afford it themselves instead of Obamacare!
That is going away too

http://fortune.com/2016/03/30/employer-paid-health-insurance-is-dying-off/

The share of Fortune's best companies that still pay for 100% of employee's healthcare has dropped to 9% this year from a peak of 34% in 2001. That big drop represents a broader workplace trend — employees are covering more of their health insurance premiums than in previous years. Workers with employer-sponsored health plans now contribute an average of 18% of the premium for single coverage and 29% of the premium for family coverage, according to a study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Where have you been? The only employers that pay 100% are villages,towns & cities and they are dwindling!
Right. So in an ever small number of cases even decent jobs help less and less with health care.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/21/17 01:43 AM

TRUMP KNOWS THEY ARE CLOSE TO SOMETHING! (My guess is a Russian sex scandal)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/donald-trump-robert-mueller-legal-team/index.html

President Donald Trump's legal team is looking at ways to push back against the special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Thursday evening.

The Post, citing people familiar with the effort, said Trump's legal team was trying to find ways to undercut Mueller's role by amassing allegations of conflicts of interest against him and exploring how Trump can use his pardoning powers.

One source with knowledge of the discussion disputed the reports that the legal team is seeking to undermine the Mueller investigation, emphasizing to CNN that the intention is to cooperate fully.

A source in the Post's report also said Trump asked if he would be able to pardon himself as it relates to the probe.

No president has ever used his pardon power on himself, so the legal questions around that appear entirely unsettled.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/22/17 03:48 PM

Finally. The Reps in congress are standing up to Trump.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/russia-sanctions-deal-trump-congress-240814

Russia sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought

The accord on a package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea is a thumb in the eye to Donald Trump.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/22/17 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Finally. The Reps in congress are standing up to Trump.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/russia-sanctions-deal-trump-congress-240814

Russia sanctions deal reached without changes Trump sought

The accord on a package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea is a thumb in the eye to Donald Trump.
Grandstanding Kyle! Sanctions are worth nothing!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 02:07 AM

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/fo...ident-dont-lift

The sanctions on Russia are working, Mr. President: Don't lift them prematurely

By Alexander Vershbow, opinion contributor - 01/27/17 06:20 PM EST
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/fo...ident-dont-lift

The sanctions on Russia are working, Mr. President: Don't lift them prematurely

By Alexander Vershbow, opinion contributor - 01/27/17 06:20 PM EST
Sanctions are as worthless as the United Nations itself Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/fo...ident-dont-lift

The sanctions on Russia are working, Mr. President: Don't lift them prematurely

By Alexander Vershbow, opinion contributor - 01/27/17 06:20 PM EST
Sanctions are as worthless as the United Nations itself Kyle!
I understand why you do not like my cut and pastes. They prove you wrong over and over again. grin

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/putin-economic-sanctions-hurting/2016/01/11/id/708945/

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

"Concerning our possibilities on the international financial markets, the sanctions are severely harming Russia," he said in a long interview, calling the EU sanctions "a theatre of the absurd".

Moscow has been hit by US and European sanctions over the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces which has claimed more than 9,000 lives since April 2014.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Sanctions are as worthless as the United Nations itself Kyle!
I love cut and pastes and how they make u look like such an idiot.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions-idUSKBN1A80OG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill for stronger action against Moscow.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 06:57 PM

I think you would be the idiot Kyle because the article says nothing about the effect of sanctions because there are none! Has sanctions slowed North Korea down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Iran down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Russia down? NO! So who is the idiot Kyle?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/23/17 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
I think you would be the idiot Kyle because the article says nothing about the effect of sanctions because there are none! Has sanctions slowed North Korea down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Iran down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Russia down? NO! So who is the idiot Kyle?
What? Putin just admitted that the sanctions are hurting them. Do you only read what you want to read? My god.

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/24/17 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I think you would be the idiot Kyle because the article says nothing about the effect of sanctions because there are none! Has sanctions slowed North Korea down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Iran down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Russia down? NO! So who is the idiot Kyle?
What? Putin just admitted that the sanctions are hurting them. Do you only read what you want to read? My god.

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

It hasn't slowed them Militarily has it? I think you are related to BIMBO!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 07/24/17 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I think you would be the idiot Kyle because the article says nothing about the effect of sanctions because there are none! Has sanctions slowed North Korea down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Iran down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Russia down? NO! So who is the idiot Kyle?
What? Putin just admitted that the sanctions are hurting them. Do you only read what you want to read? My god.

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

It hasn't slowed them Militarily has it?

It most assuredly HAS.

Russia's military is a paltry shadow of it's former power apex. It'll take decades to return to that level (assuming that they'd be able to afford it). Their recent ramping-up of naval and air power systems is only now just barely beginning to restore their coastal defense forces. They're decades away from a possessing a Blue Water Navy.

Not to mention that they're completely hamstrung by lack of meaningful air and sea bases since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Their entire military effectiveness is dependent on their oil revenues. Had it not been for sanctions, Russia would have overrun the entire Crimea/Ukraine and have established massive Arctic control for oil. Sanctions on Russia have absolutely crushed the ruble, slashed thier GDP, frozen Billion$ in commercial assets, are denied access to western market, closed access to financing which forced the Russian state to use part of its foreign exchange reserves to shore up the sanctioned entities. Sanctions have directly contributed to rapid and dramatic reductions if their oil prices and output. Otherwise Putin wouldn't be making such a big deal about removing sanctions in the first place.


http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2015/Russia/sanctions-after-crimea-have-they-worked/EN/index.htm
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/24/17 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I think you would be the idiot Kyle because the article says nothing about the effect of sanctions because there are none! Has sanctions slowed North Korea down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Iran down? NO! Has sanctions slowed Russia down? NO! So who is the idiot Kyle?
What? Putin just admitted that the sanctions are hurting them. Do you only read what you want to read? My god.

President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia.

It hasn't slowed them Militarily has it?

It most assuredly HAS.

Russia's military is a paltry shadow of it's former power apex. It'll take decades to return to that level (assuming that they'd be able to afford it). Their recent ramping-up of naval and air power systems is only now just barely beginning to restore their coastal defense forces. They're decades away from a possessing a Blue Water Navy.

Not to mention that they're completely hamstrung by lack of meaningful air and sea bases since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Their entire military effectiveness is dependent on their oil revenues. Had it not been for sanctions, Russia would have overrun the entire Crimea/Ukraine and have established massive Arctic control for oil. Sanctions on Russia have absolutely crushed the ruble, slashed thier GDP, frozen Billion$ in commercial assets, are denied access to western market, closed access to financing which forced the Russian state to use part of its foreign exchange reserves to shore up the sanctioned entities. Sanctions have directly contributed to rapid and dramatic reductions if their oil prices and output. Otherwise Putin wouldn't be making such a big deal about removing sanctions in the first place.


http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2015/Russia/sanctions-after-crimea-have-they-worked/EN/index.htm
As usual you are full of crap BIMBO!

http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=Russia
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 07/24/17 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one

Drat! Foiled again by your astute intellect and superior vocabulary. I bow humbled before you. crazy crazy crazy


Do you even bother reading the stuff that you cite? The figures in your your own link show that the only area of meaningful Russian numerical superiority are in conventional (tanks and artillery) land forces. Only now is Russia even beginning to field test a tank capable of threatening the US's 30 year old M1A2 Abrams Tank. Russia's ground forces are in most regards quantitatively inferior to that of the US. Their Tanks are vastly outgunned and outmaneuvered, basic ammo and troop supplies suffer dramatic shortages. US soldiers are far better trained and equipped, possessing the world's most advanced equipment. US soldiers also possess greater situational adaptability due to their ability to make independent field decisions as required, vs the highly constrained Soviet-style centralized command system still in place with most field units even today.

That being said, the only significant advantage enjoyed by Russian land forces, is that of sheer numbers useful only for the European theater.

The vast majority of Russia's nuclear force is in the form of submarine based launch platforms. All of which are SEVERELY aged, outdated, underfunded and serviced. At best they have perhaps 1/4 - 1/3 of their entire fleet functioning at sea at any given point. Nukes that are operationally "ready" are not only incredibly inaccurate and unreliable compared to the US's Nuclear arsenal, but suffer from the same lack of consistent maintenance and training as that of all other branches of the Russian armed forces. Even their sole aircraft carrier Kuznetsov and flagship Kirov Class Battle Cruisers are so broken down and unreliable, that they can barely keep them at sea for more than a few weeks AT BEST. Russia lacks even the most basic ability to project their power beyond their own borders during wartime. Nor do they have the requisite support vessels to conduct underway replenishment to any but the smallest mission, completely preempting their ability to float a blue water Navy. It would be a total slaughter.

Get a Clue Here:
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2015/10/04/u-s-vs-russia-what-

and Here:
http://www.newsweek.com/us-russian-military-action-syria-most-powerful-army-580656

and of Course, Here:
http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries...;Submit=COMPARE
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 03:18 AM

Gassy doesn't believe cut and pastes. He gets his information from who knows where? Maybe he thinks he was born with all the knowledge he needs?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 12:24 PM

Trump gives away classified information again and shows his support for Russian all in a tweet! What a total fool he is!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-confirms-existence-secret-103059355.html

Donald Trump Confirms Existence Of Secret CIA Program - On Twitter


Donald Trump appears to have confirmed the existence of a classified CIA programme - in a tweet.

In a series of posts last night the President took aim at a report on Syrian rebels in the Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos.

The article detailed Trump’s apparent decision to “end the CIA’s covert programme to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia”.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 06:41 PM


Youngstown, President Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou4QixErd8Q
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 06:43 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/25/trump-is-ratcheting-up-his-abuse-of-jeff-sessions-and-sessions-has-no-good-options/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_fix-sessions-631pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.1da4f651fa96

Trump continued his assault on Sessions in a Wall Street Journal interview published Tuesday afternoon — this time in highly personal terms. Trump suggested to the paper that Sessions, his earliest endorser among Senate Republicans, had backed Trump's candidacy only because he saw the big campaign rallies and wanted a piece of the action.

“When they say he endorsed me, I went to Alabama,” Trump said. “I had 40,000 people. He was a senator from Alabama. I won the state by a lot, massive numbers. A lot of the states I won by massive numbers. But he was a senator, he looks at 40,000 people and he probably says, 'What do I have to lose?’ And he endorsed me. So it’s not like a great loyal thing about the endorsement. But I’m very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.”

Ouch. The president of the United States basically just called his own attorney general thirsty. Sessions really stuck his neck out to endorse Trump when all of his colleagues were still skeptical; Trump just spat on that endorsement.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 06:45 PM

Don't resign Sessions.

****************************************************

But in this case, it doesn't seem that Trump wants to fire Sessions. Instead, it seems that he wants to embarrass him into resigning. As I noted earlier Tuesday, that would have the added benefit of Trump not firing another law enforcement official over the Russia investigation. (After all, the first time he did it, with Comey, it earned him an obstruction-of-justice investigation.)
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Don't resign Sessions.

****************************************************

But in this case, it doesn't seem that Trump wants to fire Sessions. Instead, it seems that he wants to embarrass him into resigning. As I noted earlier Tuesday, that would have the added benefit of Trump not firing another law enforcement official over the Russia investigation. (After all, the first time he did it, with Comey, it earned him an obstruction-of-justice investigation.)



Kyle, check it out, you may learn something.

Youngstown, President Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou4QixErd8Q
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Don't resign Sessions.

****************************************************

But in this case, it doesn't seem that Trump wants to fire Sessions. Instead, it seems that he wants to embarrass him into resigning. As I noted earlier Tuesday, that would have the added benefit of Trump not firing another law enforcement official over the Russia investigation. (After all, the first time he did it, with Comey, it earned him an obstruction-of-justice investigation.)
Kyle, check it out, you may learn something.

Youngstown, President Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou4QixErd8Q
What in the hell could I possibly learn by watching the same rally full of his lies that I have heard before?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/25/17 07:36 PM

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/modern-survival-ideology/leaders-and-their-blind-followers/

Most people are followers – not leaders. Similar to the behavior of dogs who will follow a pack leader, most people tend to follow others – even blindly or subconsciously.

A preparedness mindset tends to break you of this habitual human behavior (being a ‘blind’ follower in the pack). But watch out, the wolves leading the pack of today’s modern sheeple-people don’t like it when followers begin to ask questions…

I suppose that if you put 100 leaders in a room, nothing would get done. Progress needs its followers. My gut instinct tells me that maybe 5 or 10 percent of people might be so called leaders. So does that mean that the 90 to 95% of the rest are followers blindly following their leaders? No, but I do suppose that a majority follow ‘blindly’ (easily persuaded or swayed) while some lesser percent may ‘think’, challenge or question some of the time.

Some leaders take their position and abuse it (which is the context of this post). Some leaders are ‘extreme’ or become extreme. Not all leaders have good intentions. Some leaders are gifted with more charisma than others, and may abuse it nefariously to sway the pack of sheeple.

Some ‘followers’ have personality traits such as loyalty and obedience which can be beneficial, but if taken too far can lead to a blind follower (followership?). Powerful leaders (or a leader) with legions of unquestioning followers can lead to bad places… Just look back through history.

Not sure how many followers are ‘blind’ followers, but I’ll suppose there are many. Many followers are easily convinced or swayed by a single ‘nugget’, and will subsequently ‘fall in line’ and will march in lock step behind their leader. Other followers require a handful of ‘nuggets’ before they will set themselves in motion behind a leader – but this is not a problem for most leaders who have plenty of nuggets to go around. Still others will require ongoing ‘nuggets’ throughout the entire following process to continue playing ‘follow the leader’. But again, some leaders will find a way to keep dishing out the nuggets…

But should a follower begin to stand out and challenge the direction of said leader, watch out…


So what’s the point of all this?

Good question… I am often concerned about the apparent large percentage of blind followers (particularly regarding our direction of the nation, the world, our so called political ‘leaders’, and the messaging of propaganda). Those who ‘follow along’ like a leaf in the wind will always blow in the direction of the crowd. This is not such a good thing, and unfortunately sets up ‘ripe’ conditions for leaders who will take advantage.

We seem to be living in a modern society where questioning so called authority is often taboo or a bad thing. We’re living in a modern world which does its best to shape us into good little followers who are trained and taught NOT to think for themselves (it seems). I am concerned that independent thought and critical thinking is waning in our modern world. Not sure if this perception is partly to do with getting older and seeing the big picture more clearly, but I don’t think so – I believe that something has changed over these several decades and it’s not leading to a good place. Like rows of sheeple willingly walking off a cliff one right after the other…

Many followers who dare to question or challenge are sometimes chastised or punished – perhaps as an example to the others who might be considering similar actions. Nefarious leaders need blind followers after all…

A healthy society is one in which their are fewer ‘blind’ followers. The question is, how do we open their eyes?? Or can we?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/26/17 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/modern-survival-ideology/leaders-and-their-blind-followers/

Most people are followers – not leaders. Similar to the behavior of dogs who will follow a pack leader, most people tend to follow others – even blindly or subconsciously.

A preparedness mindset tends to break you of this habitual human behavior (being a ‘blind’ follower in the pack). But watch out, the wolves leading the pack of today’s modern sheeple-people don’t like it when followers begin to ask questions…

I suppose that if you put 100 leaders in a room, nothing would get done. Progress needs its followers. My gut instinct tells me that maybe 5 or 10 percent of people might be so called leaders. So does that mean that the 90 to 95% of the rest are followers blindly following their leaders? No, but I do suppose that a majority follow ‘blindly’ (easily persuaded or swayed) while some lesser percent may ‘think’, challenge or question some of the time.

Some leaders take their position and abuse it (which is the context of this post). Some leaders are ‘extreme’ or become extreme. Not all leaders have good intentions. Some leaders are gifted with more charisma than others, and may abuse it nefariously to sway the pack of sheeple.

Some ‘followers’ have personality traits such as loyalty and obedience which can be beneficial, but if taken too far can lead to a blind follower (followership?). Powerful leaders (or a leader) with legions of unquestioning followers can lead to bad places… Just look back through history.

Not sure how many followers are ‘blind’ followers, but I’ll suppose there are many. Many followers are easily convinced or swayed by a single ‘nugget’, and will subsequently ‘fall in line’ and will march in lock step behind their leader. Other followers require a handful of ‘nuggets’ before they will set themselves in motion behind a leader – but this is not a problem for most leaders who have plenty of nuggets to go around. Still others will require ongoing ‘nuggets’ throughout the entire following process to continue playing ‘follow the leader’. But again, some leaders will find a way to keep dishing out the nuggets…

But should a follower begin to stand out and challenge the direction of said leader, watch out…


So what’s the point of all this?

Good question… I am often concerned about the apparent large percentage of blind followers (particularly regarding our direction of the nation, the world, our so called political ‘leaders’, and the messaging of propaganda). Those who ‘follow along’ like a leaf in the wind will always blow in the direction of the crowd. This is not such a good thing, and unfortunately sets up ‘ripe’ conditions for leaders who will take advantage.

We seem to be living in a modern society where questioning so called authority is often taboo or a bad thing. We’re living in a modern world which does its best to shape us into good little followers who are trained and taught NOT to think for themselves (it seems). I am concerned that independent thought and critical thinking is waning in our modern world. Not sure if this perception is partly to do with getting older and seeing the big picture more clearly, but I don’t think so – I believe that something has changed over these several decades and it’s not leading to a good place. Like rows of sheeple willingly walking off a cliff one right after the other…

Many followers who dare to question or challenge are sometimes chastised or punished – perhaps as an example to the others who might be considering similar actions. Nefarious leaders need blind followers after all…

A healthy society is one in which their are fewer ‘blind’ followers. The question is, how do we open their eyes?? Or can we?
OMG KYLE! You can't find something better to do with your life than posting the same crap over & over everyday!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/26/17 11:48 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
OMG KYLE! You can't find something better to do with your life than posting the same crap over & over everyday!
Responding to Trump supporters with the truth is very important to me.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:02 PM


HuffPost‏Verified account @HuffPost 9h9 hours ago

The "failing" New York Times just hit a new record for subscriptions http://huffp.st
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:04 PM

Christopher Hayes‏Verified account @chrislhayes 16h16 hours ago

After 7 years of campaigning on replacing the ACA, the GOP wrote their bill over lunch, posted it at 10pm and are gonna vote at midnight.
965 replies 16,393 retweets 26,752 likes
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:05 PM


NBC News‏Verified account @NBCNews 3h3 hours ago

Sen. Schumer: “Women are in so many instances stronger than men. They brag less about it, but they are. And last night sort of proved that.”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:06 PM

HuffPost‏Verified account @HuffPost 15h15 hours ago

Republicans' risky new idea: Vote for terrible repeal bill and hope others fix it http://huffp.st/biyru7M
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:07 PM

Keith Olbermann‏Verified account @KeithOlbermann 12h12 hours ago

You failed, Turkey. McCain beat you. The Democracy will survive because you're evil, but you're really BAD AT IT
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:07 PM

Joe Walsh‏Verified account @WalshFreedom 6h6 hours ago

They couldn't repeal

They couldn't repeal & replace

Last nite, they couldn't even skinny repeal

Face it: The GOP wants to keep Obamacare.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/17 01:08 PM

Joe Walsh‏Verified account @WalshFreedom 6h6 hours ago

Do you get it now?

It was all a big lie.

They. Never. Ever. Wanted. To. Repeal. Obamacare.

DC REPUBLICANS LIED TO YOU.

Send em home.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 07/30/17 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Joe Walsh‏Verified account @WalshFreedom 6h6 hours ago

Do you get it now?

It was all a big lie.

They. Never. Ever. Wanted. To. Repeal. Obamacare.

DC REPUBLICANS LIED TO YOU.

Send em home.
Let it fail and that will show how great Obamacare is! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/01/17 06:08 PM

Trumps support is melting away slow but sure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/ben-sasse-republicans-heritage-241215

The Heritage Foundation has approached one of the Senate’s leading anti-Trump Republicans, Ben Sasse, to gauge his interest in serving as president — an indication the influential conservative think tank may turn away from its supportive posture toward the president.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 08/01/17 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trumps support is melting away slow but sure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/ben-sasse-republicans-heritage-241215

The Heritage Foundation has approached one of the Senate’s leading anti-Trump Republicans, Ben Sasse, to gauge his interest in serving as president — an indication the influential conservative think tank may turn away from its supportive posture toward the president.


Not surprised the neocon "think tank" is posturing up and bailing.

Trump's clueless, mouth-breather base - "The Boiling Frog."
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/01/17 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trumps support is melting away slow but sure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/ben-sasse-republicans-heritage-241215

The Heritage Foundation has approached one of the Senate’s leading anti-Trump Republicans, Ben Sasse, to gauge his interest in serving as president — an indication the influential conservative think tank may turn away from its supportive posture toward the president.


Not surprised the neocon "think tank" is posturing up and bailing.

Trump's clueless, mouth-breather base - "The Boiling Frog."
Politico is almost as full of crap as you are!
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 08/01/17 10:44 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trumps support is melting away slow but sure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/ben-sasse-republicans-heritage-241215

The Heritage Foundation has approached one of the Senate’s leading anti-Trump Republicans, Ben Sasse, to gauge his interest in serving as president — an indication the influential conservative think tank may turn away from its supportive posture toward the president.


Not surprised the neocon "think tank" is posturing up and bailing.

Trump's clueless, mouth-breather base - "The Boiling Frog."
Politico is almost as full of crap as you are!


Your not so easy to love ta know.


Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/02/17 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trumps support is melting away slow but sure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/ben-sasse-republicans-heritage-241215

The Heritage Foundation has approached one of the Senate’s leading anti-Trump Republicans, Ben Sasse, to gauge his interest in serving as president — an indication the influential conservative think tank may turn away from its supportive posture toward the president.


Not surprised the neocon "think tank" is posturing up and bailing.

Trump's clueless, mouth-breather base - "The Boiling Frog."


Quote:
Trump's clueless, mouth-breather base


Clueless about what, and what's a mouth-breather...Teddy?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/02/17 09:06 AM

I find it hard to believe anybody still supports that pathetic excuse we have for a president. Some Republicans in congress are now speaking out against him. Someday the dam will break and they will all do it as a group. So it is silly for me to waste my time to post on here every day the stupid things he has done the day before. It is not worth the effort any more.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/02/17 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
I find it hard to believe anybody still supports that pathetic excuse we have for a president. Some Republicans in congress are now speaking out against him. Someday the dam will break and they will all do it as a group. So it is silly for me to waste my time to post on here every day the stupid things he has done the day before. It is not worth the effort any more.
You see what I mean? Why should we believe this liar says?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/trump-phone-calls/index.html

In President Donald Trump's telling, officials from Mexico City to Boy Scouts headquarters are lighting up his phone line with praise.
In the leaders' telling, though, the calls never happened.

It's an unusual pattern of pushback against the President of the United States, a frequent and expansive telephoner who sometimes hands out his personal cell number to the people he meets. And it raises questions about which presidential assertions can be believed and which cannot.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/02/17 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: kyle585
I find it hard to believe anybody still supports that pathetic excuse we have for a president. Some Republicans in congress are now speaking out against him. Someday the dam will break and they will all do it as a group. So it is silly for me to waste my time to post on here every day the stupid things he has done the day before. It is not worth the effort any more.
You see what I mean? Why should we believe this liar says?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/trump-phone-calls/index.html

In President Donald Trump's telling, officials from Mexico City to Boy Scouts headquarters are lighting up his phone line with praise.
In the leaders' telling, though, the calls never happened.

It's an unusual pattern of pushback against the President of the United States, a frequent and expansive telephoner who sometimes hands out his personal cell number to the people he meets. And it raises questions about which presidential assertions can be believed and which cannot.
None from Obama! We see that firsthand with Obamacare! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/03/17 10:00 AM

Trump has got to be a total idiot. And he is our president? OMG

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/opinions/trump-russia-mueller-opinion-rangappa/index.html

President Trump is a defense lawyer's worst nightmare -- and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller.

Revelations the President may have personally dictated a misleading statement given to The New York Times about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer is the latest example why.

Despite the President's vexation at Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia -- as well as the possibility that Mueller could pursue obstruction of justice charges against him personally -- Trump has not learned that the best way to slow Mueller down is to stop making the case for him.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 08/03/17 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
t is not worth the effort any more.


I see you are not true to your word.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/03/17 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trump has got to be a total idiot. And he is our president? OMG

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/opinions/trump-russia-mueller-opinion-rangappa/index.html

President Trump is a defense lawyer's worst nightmare -- and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller.

Revelations the President may have personally dictated a misleading statement given to The New York Times about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer is the latest example why.

Despite the President's vexation at Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia -- as well as the possibility that Mueller could pursue obstruction of justice charges against him personally -- Trump has not learned that the best way to slow Mueller down is to stop making the case for him.
CNN! OH BOY!
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/03/17 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: kyle585
t is not worth the effort any more.


I see you are not true to your word.
Are any liberals?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/07/17 11:41 AM

https://www.nytimes.com/

Many Politicians Lie, but Trump Elevates It to a New Level

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

President Trump is not the first president to be caught in lies. But the degree to which he has trafficked in falsehoods is raising questions about whether standards for veracity have eroded.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/07/17 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.nytimes.com/

Many Politicians Lie, but Trump Elevates It to a New Level

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

President Trump is not the first president to be caught in lies. But the degree to which he has trafficked in falsehoods is raising questions about whether standards for veracity have eroded.
NY TIMES! What a joke!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 08/07/17 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
NY TIMES! What a joke!

Enjoy (pt. deux)! cool

https://www.forbes.com/sites/berlinschoo...s/#293c3898e9b5
http://www.toptenz.net/10-reliable-news-sources.php#.WYirpK3My3A
http://www.mintpressnews.com/pants-on-fire-analysis-shows-60-of-fox-news-facts-are-really-lies/2055
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12...ca/21622738/63/
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/07/17 03:06 PM

Gassy thinks everything except Breitbart is fake news.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/07/17 09:14 PM

Actually I think you & BIMBO are fake because no human could be as lost & dense as you two! ROFLMAO!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/08/17 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Actually I think you & BIMBO are fake because no human could be as lost & dense as you two! ROFLMAO!
When you post comments like this it shows you have nothing more intelligent to say.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/08/17 02:19 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jake...kushpmg00000009


CNN’s Jake Tapper Delivers An Absolutely Blistering Assessment Of Trump’s ‘Fake News’
CNN host slams the president’s reaction to “news he doesn’t like.”
By Ed Mazza

CNN’s Jake Tapper took down President Donald Trump’s constant use of the phrase “fake news.”

“Almost every single time he’s used that term, the news has been accurate,” Tapper said Monday on CNN. “It’s just been news he doesn’t like.”

Tapper then ticked off examples, such as Trump’s claim earlier this year that he had a “very civil conversation” on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but the “FAKE NEWS media lied” with reports of tensions during the call.

Transcripts leaked last week confirmed the reports at the time were accurate.

Tapper then lit into the new “newscast” funded by Trump’s reelection campaign hosted by former CNN contributor and Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany, who called it “the real news” in her sign-off.

“Empirically, there’s nothing journalistic about a political organization that exists to support a politician cheering on that politician,” Tapper declared. “It’s not real, and it’s not news and it’s definitely not real news.”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/08/17 04:50 PM

WOW! WOW!

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mcconnell-hits-trump-s-excessive-expectations-n790941

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in some of his toughest comments to date, called out President Donald Trump on Monday for his failure to grasp how Congress works and his "excessive expectations" about getting bills passed.

McConnell offered his observations of Trump in remarks to a Rotary Group in northern Kentucky, saying that the president doesn't understand the slow-churning legislative process and has failed to stay on message to promote his agenda.

"Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and, I think, had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process," McConnell said, according to WLWT, an NBC-affiliate station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"And so, part of the reason people feel like we’re under performing is because too many kind of artificial deadlines, unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating, may not have been fully understood," the Kentucky Republican added.

McConnell also took issue with the president's frequent tweeting, which Trump has used as a modern-day bully pulpit to praise and often condemn lawmakers.

"I’ve been, and I will be again today, not a fan of tweeting, and I’ve said that to him privately, and other events publicly," he said. "I think it would be helpful if the president was a little more on message.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/08/17 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
WOW! WOW!

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mcconnell-hits-trump-s-excessive-expectations-n790941

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in some of his toughest comments to date, called out President Donald Trump on Monday for his failure to grasp how Congress works and his "excessive expectations" about getting bills passed.

McConnell offered his observations of Trump in remarks to a Rotary Group in northern Kentucky, saying that the president doesn't understand the slow-churning legislative process and has failed to stay on message to promote his agenda.

"Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and, I think, had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process," McConnell said, according to WLWT, an NBC-affiliate station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"And so, part of the reason people feel like we’re under performing is because too many kind of artificial deadlines, unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating, may not have been fully understood," the Kentucky Republican added.

McConnell also took issue with the president's frequent tweeting, which Trump has used as a modern-day bully pulpit to praise and often condemn lawmakers.

"I’ve been, and I will be again today, not a fan of tweeting, and I’ve said that to him privately, and other events publicly," he said. "I think it would be helpful if the president was a little more on message.
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! You rehash the same garbage day after day Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/09/17 01:22 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! You rehash the same garbage day after day Kyle!
What? Same garbage? Mitch McConnell has never spoken out so strongly against Trump before! You just don't see what is happening do, do you?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/09/17 08:41 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! You rehash the same garbage day after day Kyle!
What? Same garbage? Mitch McConnell has never spoken out so strongly against Trump before! You just don't see what is happening do, do you?
Yes I do! The economy is flourishing,deportations are up,jobs are up, snap enrollment is way down and the stock market is booming! All the other partisan garbage I could care less!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/13/17 02:55 PM

Michael Signer, the Democratic mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, slammed President Donald Trump’s “repeated failure” to condemn white supremacist groups, saying the nation isn’t “seeing leadership from the White House” on the issue.

“Look at the campaign he ran. Look at the intentional courting ... on the one hand, of all of these white supremacists, white nationalist groups,” Signer said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” as he discussed the deadly violence that afflicted his city on Saturday sparked by a “Unite the Right” rally.

“And then look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up and condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed, all of those different efforts just like we saw yesterday. This is not hard,” he said.

“There are two words that need to be said over and over again ― domestic terrorism and white supremacy,” he said.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Signer said the views of these “anti-Semites, racists, Aryans, Nazis,” and KKK members previously had been kept “in the shadows.”

Now, he continued, “they’ve been given a key and a reason to come into the light.”
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/13/17 10:29 PM

He did condemn the attack maybe not in the words you liberals want to hear but he did! You idiots are going to be critical no matter what he says! Partisan politics at the detriment of the country!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 01:35 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
He did condemn the attack maybe not in the words you liberals want to hear but he did! You idiots are going to be critical no matter what he says! Partisan politics at the detriment of the country!
At least three Republican senators have criticized Trumps remarks. Are they liberal idiots?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/13/politics/cory-gardner-donald-trump-charlottesville-cnntv/index.html

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that President Donald Trump needed to make a forceful statement against white supremacy.
"This is not a time for vagaries," Gardner said. "This isn't a time for innuendo or to allow room to be read between the lines. This is a time to lay blame -- to lay blame on bigotry, to lay blame on white supremacists, on white nationalism and on hatred. And that needs to be said."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 01:56 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/charlottesville-virginia-donald-trump-white-house-defends-reaction/

Mr. Trump, as a candidate, frequently came under scrutiny for being slow to offer his condemnation of white supremacists.

GOP Chris Christie of New Jersey, a staunch Trump supporter, wrote: "We reject the racism and violence of white nationalists like the ones acting out in Charlottesville. Everyone in leadership must speak out."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 01:57 AM

Marco Rubio
✔
@marcorubio

Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 02:43 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
He did condemn the attack maybe not in the words you liberals want to hear but he did! You idiots are going to be critical no matter what he says! Partisan politics at the detriment of the country!

You're certifiable. crazy
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 03:12 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
He did condemn the attack maybe not in the words you liberals want to hear but he did! You idiots are going to be critical no matter what he says! Partisan politics at the detriment of the country!
Here is a comment from another liberal idiot. You probably weren't aware of it since it was on a MSM. I listened to him.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/scaramucci-cri...topstories.html

Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence

MEGHAN KENEALLY,Good Morning America 14 hours ago

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had harsh words for President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.

Scaramucci spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week" today in his first television interview since his whirlwind 11-day stint in the White House.

Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/14/17 09:28 PM

Who would say anything good about your boss after you are fired Kyle! OMG! DUH DUH!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/15/17 02:15 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Who would say anything good about your boss after you are fired Kyle! OMG! DUH DUH!
This white house is a real circular firing squad. grin
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/15/17 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Who would say anything good about your boss after you are fired Kyle! OMG! DUH DUH!
This white house is a real circular firing squad. grin
If you don't do your job move on! That's the way it should be! Got enough deadbeats already in government!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 08/16/17 12:03 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Who would say anything good about your boss after you are fired Kyle! OMG! DUH DUH!
This white house is a real circular firing squad. grin
If you don't do your job move on! That's the way it should be! Got enough deadbeats already in government!

"I'm gonna hire the BEST People!" -Donald Trump laugh
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/16/17 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Who would say anything good about your boss after you are fired Kyle! OMG! DUH DUH!
This white house is a real circular firing squad. grin
If you don't do your job move on! That's the way it should be! Got enough deadbeats already in government!

"I'm gonna hire the BEST People!" -Donald Trump laugh
That means no deadbeats like you BIMBO! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 12:40 PM

From Fox:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/18/steve-bannon-out-at-white-house-source-says.html

President Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of another tumultuous week in Washington.

The White House confirmed in a brief statement that Bannon, a hardcore populist who often sparred with his West Wing colleagues, would make Friday his last day -- just over a year after he joined the Trump presidential campaign.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
From Fox:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/18/steve-bannon-out-at-white-house-source-says.html

President Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of another tumultuous week in Washington.

The White House confirmed in a brief statement that Bannon, a hardcore populist who often sparred with his West Wing colleagues, would make Friday his last day -- just over a year after he joined the Trump presidential campaign.




Lieutenant Bannon, thank you for your service. I'm sure the President will keep an open channel with you.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
From Fox:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/18/steve-bannon-out-at-white-house-source-says.html

President Trump's controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of another tumultuous week in Washington.

The White House confirmed in a brief statement that Bannon, a hardcore populist who often sparred with his West Wing colleagues, would make Friday his last day -- just over a year after he joined the Trump presidential campaign.

Lieutenant Bannon, thank you for your service. I'm sure the President will keep an open channel with you.
LOL.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/media/breitbart-steve-bannon-fired-reaction/index.html

Breitbart had been almost unfailingly supportive of President Trump, first during his campaign and then during his presidency. But following the White House's ouster of Steve Bannon, the former head of the right-wing website, Breitbart appears to be getting ready for a fight with the Trump team.

A person who recently spoke with Bannon told CNNMoney that the now-former White House chief strategist will not stay quiet on the sidelines.

"It will be Bannon the barbarian," the person said. "He's not going to go out peacefully."
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Lieutenant Bannon, thank you for your service. I'm sure the President will keep an open channel with you.

NAZI!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 04:16 PM

Donald Trump Wanted Steve Bannon ‘Gone.’ Now, Bannonites Threaten ‘Revolution’

The chief strategist was increasingly on an island inside the White House. Now that he's out, he could cause even more damage.

Bannon continues to wield influence among pro-Trump media and the heavy-hitter Republican donors the Mercer family. And in the immediate aftermath of his departure, a top Breitbart editor signalled that the site would wage “#WAR” on the Trump administration.

“If he leaves, it’s French Revolution,
” one source close to Bannon told The Daily Beast, minutes before news of Bannon’s exit broke on Friday afternoon.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/18/17 04:22 PM

Steve Bannon’s revenge: Breitbart News and other conservatives swiftly declare “war” on Donald Trump

Trump was reportedly afraid to fire Steve Bannon, now we'll find out if those fears were justified
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/19/17 08:52 PM

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mnuchin-idUSKCN1AZ0S8

Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.

Mnuchin, along with other members of the cabinet, stood beside the president at a Tuesday news conference as Trump blamed violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend on not just white nationalist rally organizers but also counter-protesters, and said there were "very fine people" among both groups.

A letter, dated Aug. 18 and signed by more than 350 members of the Yale class of 1985, argued it was Mnuchin's "moral obligation to resign" immediately because, it said, Trump had "declared himself a sympathizer with groups whose values are antithetical to those values we consider fundamental to our sacred honor as Americans."

Mnuchin, who is Jewish, added: "While I find it hard to believe I should have to defend myself on this, or the president, I feel compelled to let you know that the president in no way, shape or form, believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways."
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/19/17 09:30 PM

You are so full of BS Kyle! Trump never said he supports white nationalists! He said they were equally to blame for the violence in Virginia which they were besides last I knew there is still a first amendment in this country to speak your mind whether you like the message or not! You are one of the first ones to cry about censorship but now you want to practice it! What a hypocrite!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/20/17 02:08 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
You are so full of BS Kyle! Trump never said he supports white nationalists! He said they were equally to blame for the violence in Virginia which they were besides last I knew there is still a first amendment in this country to speak your mind whether you like the message or not! You are one of the first ones to cry about censorship but now you want to practice it! What a hypocrite!
No I want them to speak their mind but Boston showed the public has now woken up to what is going on. And the two sides certainly were not equally to blame for the violence in Charlottesville. No Republican official is agreeing with Trump on that point.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/20/17 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
You are so full of BS Kyle! Trump never said he supports white nationalists! He said they were equally to blame for the violence in Virginia which they were besides last I knew there is still a first amendment in this country to speak your mind whether you like the message or not! You are one of the first ones to cry about censorship but now you want to practice it! What a hypocrite!
No I want them to speak their mind but Boston showed the public has now woken up to what is going on. And the two sides certainly were not equally to blame for the violence in Charlottesville. No Republican official is agreeing with Trump on that point.
Actually the counter protesters were more to blame! They are the ones who did the attacking!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/20/17 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Actually the counter protesters were more to blame! They are the ones who did the attacking!
Really? They attacked the car where the woman died?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/20/17 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Actually the counter protesters were more to blame! They are the ones who did the attacking!
Really? They attacked the car where the woman died?
They were on unpermited ground when they attacked with clubs! DUH!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/21/17 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Actually the counter protesters were more to blame! They are the ones who did the attacking!
Really? They attacked the car where the woman died?
They were on unpermited ground when they attacked with clubs! DUH!
Tell me your source of this information please.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/21/17 02:57 PM

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sen-susan-collins-not-sure-trump-will-be-2020-gop-nominee/

Sen. Susan Collins not sure Trump will be 2020 GOP nominee

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins isn't so certain that President Trump will be her party's nominee in the next presidential election.

Asked in a Monday interview with MSNBC whether he'd be the GOP nominee in 2020, she responded, "It's too difficult to say."
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 08/21/17 03:29 PM

Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/21/17 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
You can read all I have posted about Trump today and still support him? I am dumbfounded. Amazed.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/21/17 04:20 PM

Note these are not American bookies. They have no skin in the game. They are just looking at it as businessmen. And they don't think this businessman turned politician is looking very good.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-resign-odds-trump-quitting-150718871.html

Will Trump Resign? Odds of Trump Quitting Before Impeachment Reach New High

Will President Donald Trump jump before he can be pushed? That was the view put forward by Trump’s former ghostwriter last week, after one of the president’s worst weeks on the job. Those looking to make some money off the White House turbulence increasingly agree. The odds of Trump resigning from presidency are shorter than ever.

According to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, large sums have begun to be placed on Trump calling it quits, taking the odds into evens, the equivalent of 50 percent. While still not as strong as the odds on Trump being impeached, which currently stand at 4/6, or 60 percent, it still represents a significant shift. A similar move was also witnessed at leading British bookmaker Ladbrokes, which took its odds in from 11/10 to evens.

Republicans control both houses of Congress, meaning there is almost no real threat of immediate impeachment. However, in the wake of Trump's Charlottesville, Virginia, remarks, leading Republicans have begun to speak of the president in more critical terms than at any point since he entered the White House.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 02:27 AM

Trump sounds a lot less smart here than when he was campaigning. That is for sure. America first? Haha

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-afghanistan-generals-241886

How Trump swallowed a bitter Afghanistan pill

The president didn't want to send more troops into a 16-year-old conflict — until his military men convinced him the risks were too great.


By ELIANA JOHNSON

08/22/2017 01:35 AM EDT

Updated 08/22/2017 02:22 AM EDT

In his first national security address, President Donald Trump broke with his “America First” campaign rhetoric and his past skepticism about the war in Afghanistan, bowing to the stay-the-course advice of the generals who occupy top posts in his administration.

Trump’s Monday night speech laid out a new American strategy for the war in Afghanistan that he cast as a bold new approach – “I’m a problem-solver… in the end, we will win,” he said – but which critics cast as an extension of a failed approach.

The plan – which will maintain an unspecified U.S. troop presence without withdrawal timetables and intensify pressure on Pakistan to crack down on terrorist safe havens – was the product of a months-long strategy review in which the president’s national security team talked him out of ending the costly 16-year war. “It wasn’t a debate,” said a senior White House aide. “It was an attempt to convince the president.”

It was also an unsatisfying outcome for a president who likes to act boldly and who has called America’s commitment to Afghanistan a waste of money. But the president conceded that the world looks different from behind the presidential desk.

“My original instinct was to pull out,” Trump conceded, adding that “decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.”

If there was a worldview behind the remarks, it was what Trump called a "principled realism" devoted to rooting out terrorists without building up the countries that host them – a balance between the president's isolationist tendencies and the neoconservative ideology that animated the last Republican administration.

“We are not nation-building again,” Trump said. “We are killing terrorists.”

Obama was suspicious of what the generals were telling him. They were telling him to put in more troops than he wanted to,” said Eric Edelman, who served as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy under George W. Bush. “Trump does recognize that just pulling out is not an option. If the Taliban takes over and then there’s a terrorist attack, that is a big political risk for him,” Edelman added.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 02:36 AM

Trump said we should of just taken Iraq's oil! That won't work and neither will this he is finding out. He is learning that just shooting your mouth off about things that you know nothing about doesn't work in government like when you ran a private business where you were a dictator with no board of directors or shareholders to answer to. He was never a CEO. He was able to run his big business like a small mom and pop operation where he was pop and no one challenged him.

*********************************************************

Trump was also intrigued, in two discussions with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, by Ghani’s mention of the Afghanistan’s huge mineral reserves – which, he told Trump, the Afghans themselves lacked the technology and the resources to exploit. By some assessments, more than $1 trillion in mineral wealth, much of it in the form of lithium, could lay in the rock and soil of Afghanistan. But many analysts say that, given conditions in the country, it could be many years before it can be tapped at a significant profit.

After Trump raised the question of mineral wealth one cabinet meeting, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – a former ExxonMobil CEO who oversaw projects in several dangerous nations – warned him about the risk of investing in politically unstable regions.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 08:04 PM

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-trump.html

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 09:19 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RturpZ8Ato

Live
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 09:51 PM

President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/22/17 11:58 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here's why. From a GOP strategist.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ana-...kushpmg00000009

Ana Navarro Says Trump May Have Early-Onset Dementia
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 06:49 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here's why. From a GOP strategist.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ana-...kushpmg00000009

Ana Navarro Says Trump May Have Early-Onset Dementia


So anyone who disagrees with a democrat is crazy...gotcha.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 07:12 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here's why. From a GOP strategist.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ana-...kushpmg00000009

Ana Navarro Says Trump May Have Early-Onset Dementia

So anyone who disagrees with a democrat is crazy...gotcha.
Huh? I clearly stated that Ana Navarro is a Republican.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 07:37 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here's why. From a GOP strategist.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ana-...kushpmg00000009

Ana Navarro Says Trump May Have Early-Onset Dementia

So anyone who disagrees with a democrat is crazy...gotcha.
Huh? I clearly stated that Ana Navarro is a Republican.

A Rhino republican, same as democrat.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 08:07 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Here's why. From a GOP strategist. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ana-...kushpmg00000009

Ana Navarro Says Trump May Have Early-Onset Dementia
So anyone who disagrees with a democrat is crazy...gotcha.
Huh? I clearly stated that Ana Navarro is a Republican.
A Rhino republican, same as democrat.
Sooner rather than later, all Republicans are going to be RINO's since Trump has them all mad at him. Then he will be done.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 08:14 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/9a84106e-6bb5-351f-a307-3ee136607925/the-internet-is-loving-cnn.html

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally


In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts,” he said with exasperation, “someone who came out onstage and lied directly to the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville.”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 08:16 AM

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had strong words for President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling Trump's performance at a campaign rally in Arizona "downright scary and disturbing."

"It's hard to know where to start," Clapper told CNN anchor Don Lemon. "It's just so objectionable on so many levels."

"You know, I've toiled in one capacity or another for every president since, and including, John F. Kennedy through President Obama, and I don't know when I've listened and watched something like this from a president that I've found more disturbing," Clapper continued.

Trump held a campaign rally Tuesday evening amid a cheering crowd and discussed many topics, including the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests, North Korea, and the US-Mexico border wall.

"I find this downright scary and disturbing," Clapper said. "This is not a surprise. It's interesting to contrast last night's teleprompter Trump performance versus tonight, which is of course, the 'real' Trump, just as it was at the unglued impromptu press conference at Trump Tower."

Clapper also cast doubt on Trump's ability to lead: "I really question his ... fitness to be in this office. And I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it. Maybe he is looking for a way out."
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had strong words for President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling Trump's performance at a campaign rally in Arizona "downright scary and disturbing."

"It's hard to know where to start," Clapper told CNN anchor Don Lemon. "It's just so objectionable on so many levels."

"You know, I've toiled in one capacity or another for every president since, and including, John F. Kennedy through President Obama, and I don't know when I've listened and watched something like this from a president that I've found more disturbing," Clapper continued.

Trump held a campaign rally Tuesday evening amid a cheering crowd and discussed many topics, including the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests, North Korea, and the US-Mexico border wall.

"I find this downright scary and disturbing," Clapper said. "This is not a surprise. It's interesting to contrast last night's teleprompter Trump performance versus tonight, which is of course, the 'real' Trump, just as it was at the unglued impromptu press conference at Trump Tower."

Clapper also cast doubt on Trump's ability to lead: "I really question his ... fitness to be in this office. And I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it. Maybe he is looking for a way out."



New phase to get rid of the President Trump. Remember Clapper is nutter than you kyle.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 09:06 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
New phase to get rid of the President Trump. Remember Clapper is nutter than you kyle.
The problem is no president has ever been as nutty or unstable as Trump. And he has the nuclear codes. Shutter.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 10:01 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu...m=.0d47c4688783

President Trump is deteriorating before our very eyes


Were you deeply alarmed by President Trump’s performance in Arizona on Tuesday night? If so, that is understandable. Trump is getting worse. He rambled and ranted with abandon. He hinted that he will pardon Joe Arpaio. He escalated his attacks on the media, accusing them of misrepresenting his response to the violence in Charlottesville. Yet he also doubled down on his defense of Confederate monuments, claiming that “they” are trying to “take away our heritage and our history.” (Emphasis added.)

ANOTHER POLL FINDS TRUMP’S APPROVAL IN THE TOILET: A new Politico-Morning Consult poll finds Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 39 percent, a low point in this poll. Note this, on Trump’s response to Charlottesville:

A 43 percent plurality of voters blame the white nationalist protesters most for the violence, but nearly as many, 36 percent, say both the white nationalists and the counterprotesters are equally to blame. …Among those who approve of Trump’s job performance, only 15 percent assign more blame to the white nationalists. Fifty-six percent of voters who approve of Trump’s job performance blame both groups equally, and another 15 percent blame the counterprotesters.

It is shocking, just shocking, that Trump supporters agree with him even when he is weakly condemning white supremacy.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 01:22 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-supporters-post-fake-photos-092917540.html

Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally - as real images show room half-empty

Official turnout figures from the Phoenix convention centre rally have not been released, but many have speculated they could be lower than expected.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 02:11 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-hit-fresh-resignation-165949929.html

Washington (AFP) - A US government science envoy on Wednesday became the latest official to resign over Donald Trump's refusal to condemn neo-Nazis and the latest to send a coded message of defiance via his resignation letter.

Daniel Kammen, who had been in government service since 1996 and served as a state department envoy since 2016, said Trump had "harmed the quality of life in the United States, our standing abroad, and the sustainability of the planet."

But apparently it was Trump's equivocation about white supremacists' who led a deadly march in Charlottesville, Virginia that was the final straw.

"My decision to resign is in response to your attacks on the core values of the United States. Your failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis has domestic and international ramifications," Kammen wrote.

But within the one page letter was a less obvious message -- an acrostic, with the first letter of each paragraph spelling "IMPEACH."

Kammen is the latest in a series of officials and panelists to resign their posts -- from members of the arts to business leaders -- and is not the first to deliver a hidden message in doing so.

When the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned en masse last week, the first letter of each paragraph of their letter spelled out "RESIST" -- a watchword for opponents of the Trump administration.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 02:13 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-first-confirmed-2020-democratic-160801800.html

President Donald Trump polls in a dead heat with a virtually unknown Democratic challenger in a survey of 2020 presidential candidates.

The poll, released by left-leaning Public Policy Polling on Wednesday, showed Trump with 38% support, tied with Rep. John Delaney, a three-term congressman from Maryland who has announced his intention to run for president in 2020. Twenty-four percent of respondents said they were unsure whom they would vote for in such a matchup.

The telephone and online poll surveyed 887 registered voters from August 18 to 21, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Three years out, the poll isn't particularly predictive of 2020: Delaney is by any standard a long-shot candidate who will likely face a packed Democratic primary field of more recognizable Democratic challengers.

And various polls have shown Trump losing hypothetical matchups to better-known candidates. In the same PPP poll, 51% of people said they'd support former Vice President Joe Biden, compared to just 39% of people who said they'd support Trump in that hypothetical matchup.

Still, the willingness of survey respondents to support a candidate that many likely did not know shows the depth of animosity toward Trump, as well as the willingness by many voters to support any candidate who is not the president.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 02:16 PM

From Fox news:

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/mcconnell-doubts-trump-presidency-saved-005327509.html

McConnell doubts Trump’s presidency can be saved: Report
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 06:26 PM

Very day it looks worse for Trump and company.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/d...x.html?adkey=bn

Congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting last year between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

The aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin, the sources said.

The person was only identified in the email as being from "WV," which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It's unclear who the individual is, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn even acted on the request. One source said that the individual was believed to have had political connections in West Virginia, but details about the request and who initiated it remain vague.

Dearborn's name has not been mentioned much as part of the Russia probe. But he served as then-Sen. Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, as well as a top policy aide on the campaign. And investigators have questions about whether he played a role in potentially arranging two meetings that occurred between the then-Russia ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Sessions, who has downplayed the significance of those encounters.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/23/17 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Very day it looks worse for Trump and company.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/d...x.html?adkey=bn

Congressional investigators have unearthed an email from a top Trump aide that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting last year between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

The aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump's deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin, the sources said.

The person was only identified in the email as being from "WV," which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It's unclear who the individual is, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn even acted on the request. One source said that the individual was believed to have had political connections in West Virginia, but details about the request and who initiated it remain vague.

Dearborn's name has not been mentioned much as part of the Russia probe. But he served as then-Sen. Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, as well as a top policy aide on the campaign. And investigators have questions about whether he played a role in potentially arranging two meetings that occurred between the then-Russia ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Sessions, who has downplayed the significance of those encounters.
VERY DAY! LOL! Kyle take control of your life and quit the alcohol!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/24/17 06:49 AM

Sometimes several times a day

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-reverses-campaign-positions-day/story?id=46772760

Over the course of just one day, President Trump declared different positions than he took during the campaign on four issues.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal and at a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump declared that China is not a currency manipulator, entertained the possibility of re-appointing Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve, asserted that NATO is a relevant alliance and expressed a favorable view of the Export-Import Bank.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/24/17 07:07 PM

http://theweek.com/articles/719726/congress-looming-gauntlet

eptember may be the cruelest month for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The grand (and so far failed) experiment of single-party Republican governance is about to face its toughest test yet. After seven months with no major legislative accomplishments, when lawmakers return from recess in September, they will need to grapple with raising the debt ceiling and take up the budget for fiscal year 2018, perhaps the most basic responsibility the legislature has. To pass its agenda, Republicans will need to attract enough Democrats in the Senate to sign onto their budget priorities. But the bigger question may be whether the GOP can keep itself unified enough to pass anything at all.

So far, 2017 has been marked by disunity among Republican leadership, particularly spurred by President Trump, which has resulted in legislative flame-outs. Republicans' first agenda item — to repeal ObamaCare — blew up after it became apparent that rather than have a ready replacement plan with unified caucus support, Republicans had little idea how to accomplish this seven-year pledge.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/25/17 04:53 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/polls-show-trump-least-popular-154243379.html

Polls Show Trump, the Least Popular President Ever, Is Seeing His Approval Rating Sink to an All-Time Low

Newsweek T.marcin,Newsweek 6 hours ago

President Donald Trump has never had a stellar approval rating, but things appear to be taking a turn for the worse for the former reality TV star.

The latest survey released by Gallup this week pegged his approval rating at just 34 percent. That's tied for the lowest such figure to date for the 45th president. Gallup also found that 60 percent of respondents disapproved of the job Trump has done, which is just a single percentage point off his all-time high of 61 percent.

Other polling firms have found similarly dismal figures for Trump. The weighted average from data-centric website FiveThirtyEight—a tracker that aggregates surveys and adjusts for quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean—pegged his approval at just 37.2 percent Friday. That's just 0.6 percentage points higher than his all-time low in the tracker. Trump's disapproval, meanwhile, stood at 56.8 percent Friday, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/25/17 04:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-not-behaving-normal-grown-103435285.html

Trump Not ‘Behaving as a Normal Grown-Up,’ Says President Ronald Reagan’s Son

Newsweek G.lanktree,Newsweek 11 hours ago

Former President Ronald Reagan’s son says President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have the mental “stability” to be president.

“It's not that he's just not behaving like a normal president does. He's not behaving as a normal grown-up does,” Ron Reagan told anchor Chris Matthews during an interview on MSNBC Thursday night.

“Very sober people are worried that this man is simply unfit for office, characterologically, emotionally, mentally. He does not have the stability, it seems,” Reagan said. “You can't control a president who is pathological in his behavior.”
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/25/17 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.





President Trump Issues Pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio…
Posted on August 25, 2017

by sundance

Like a boss. From Camp David,… on a Friday night,… during a Hurricane,… President Trump issues Joe Arpaio a pardon.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/201...iff-joe-arpaio/
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 01:43 AM

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a notorious former Arizona sheriff who willfully violated a federal judge’s order by unlawfully detaining individuals his officers claimed might be in the country illegally.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had previously proclaimed himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” was convicted of criminal contempt last month for violating a 2011 order that barred Arpaio and his office from detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their legal status. Arpaio, 85, was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 5.

“Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration,” the White House said in a statement late Friday. “Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is a worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.”

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, the first of his presidency, amounts to a tacit endorsement of Arpaio’s discriminatory tactics and reads as a favor to a political ally. The media-savvy former sheriff, known for parading inmates around in pink underwear, supported the former reality TV star’s presidential campaign and spoke at the Republican National Convention last summer. Both men were prominent promoters of the racist conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

Arpaio, who served as sheriff from 1993 through 2016, had long been accused of discriminatory practices against Latinos. A 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that Arpaio and his office engaged in a pattern or practice of unlawful policing and racial profiling. Arpaio’s officers called Latinos “wetbacks,” “Mexican bitches,” “fucking Mexicans” and “stupid Mexicans,” the Justice Department found, and Latino drivers were four to nine times as likely to be stopped by his officers as non-Latino drivers were. A lawsuit filed by the Justice Department was settled in 2015.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 01:52 AM

From Breitbart:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...administration/

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, who has served as deputy assistant to President Donald Trump since January, resigned from the White House administration on Friday evening.

“Given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote in a letter addressed to the president. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

Sources within the administration close to Dr. Gorka claim he became disillusioned because Trump’s key policy platform of fighting radical Islamic terrorism was repeatedly undermined when his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, fired key individuals from the National Security Council who were loyal to that platform.

A source close to Dr. Gorka claimed that he made his decision following the president’s speech in which he indicated he would escalate America’s war in Afghanistan. “The anti-MAGAs” have control of Trump’s foreign policy, the source said.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 01:57 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
President Trump Issues Pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...ates/585386001/

Fresh from pouring gasoline on the fires of intolerance in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump on Friday pardoned a man who systematically persecuted people of color.

Invoking the presidential pardon power for this man — former Maricopa County (Ariz.) sheriff Joe Arpaio — further shreds whatever semblance of moral authority the president retains, not to mention Republican hopes of making inroads among Hispanic voters.

The sheriff, who was finally voted out of office last year, was famous for housing inmates in a sweltering tent city. Spanish-speaking inmates picked up on immigration sweeps served harsh time in Arpaio's jails. Detention officers cursed at them in Spanish.

Despite all this, Trump said of Arpaio: “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”

In fact, just the opposite is true.
Latinos taken into custody were abused, and hundreds of crimes, many against children, were unsolved. This is the kind of person worthy of a pardon?
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 07:37 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
President Trump Issues Pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...ates/585386001/

Fresh from pouring gasoline on the fires of intolerance in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump on Friday pardoned a man who systematically persecuted people of color.

Invoking the presidential pardon power for this man — former Maricopa County (Ariz.) sheriff Joe Arpaio — further shreds whatever semblance of moral authority the president retains, not to mention Republican hopes of making inroads among Hispanic voters.

The sheriff, who was finally voted out of office last year, was famous for housing inmates in a sweltering tent city. Spanish-speaking inmates picked up on immigration sweeps served harsh time in Arpaio's jails. Detention officers cursed at them in Spanish.

Despite all this, Trump said of Arpaio: “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”

In fact, just the opposite is true.
Latinos taken into custody were abused, and hundreds of crimes, many against children, were unsolved. This is the kind of person worthy of a pardon?


Okay, so the person who wrote this has an opinion...so what!
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
President Trump, is planning to pardon Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
President Trump Issues Pardon for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2...ates/585386001/

Fresh from pouring gasoline on the fires of intolerance in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump on Friday pardoned a man who systematically persecuted people of color.

Invoking the presidential pardon power for this man — former Maricopa County (Ariz.) sheriff Joe Arpaio — further shreds whatever semblance of moral authority the president retains, not to mention Republican hopes of making inroads among Hispanic voters.

The sheriff, who was finally voted out of office last year, was famous for housing inmates in a sweltering tent city. Spanish-speaking inmates picked up on immigration sweeps served harsh time in Arpaio's jails. Detention officers cursed at them in Spanish.

Despite all this, Trump said of Arpaio: “He has protected people from crimes and saved lives. He doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.”

In fact, just the opposite is true.
Latinos taken into custody were abused, and hundreds of crimes, many against children, were unsolved. This is the kind of person worthy of a pardon?


Okay, so the person who wrote this has an opinion...so what!



So what.

Compounding your ignorance. Typical Tommy boy.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 09:02 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/politics/w...iday/index.html

As the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the US in more than a decade took aim at Texas, President Donald Trump's White House engaged in an age-old Washington tradition: the Friday news dump.

Transgender individuals? Banned from joining the military. Convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Officially pardoned. Controversial White House adviser Sebastian Gorka? Out of a white House job.

All three headlines popped after 6 p.m. Friday as TV news broadcasts and websites turned their attention to Texas, where Hurricane Harvey was preparing to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane -- the most powerful to hit the US since 2004.

The hurricane provided cover, ensuring that the controversial storylines wouldn't dominate TV news broadcasts, websites or front pages of the next morning's newspapers. The storylines even got overshadowed in Twitter feeds dominated by the cataclysmic predictions about damage the storm is expected to wreak.

The coordinated effort drew quick notice from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who slammed the news dump as "so sad, so weak."

"As millions of people in TX and LA are prepping for the hurricane, the President is using the cover of the storm to pardon a man who violated a court's order to stop discriminating against Latinos and ban courageous transgender men and women from serving our nation's Armed Forces," Schumer wrote in a series of tweets. "The only reason to do these right now is to use the cover of Hurricane Harvey to avoid scrutiny."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 09:25 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-impeachment-most-popular-solution-120002284.html

Trump Impeachment Is Most Popular Solution Among Americans, Poll Says

Newsweek Tom O’Connor,Newsweek 2 hours 21 minutes ago

Most people in a new survey said the best response to Donald Trump’s actions while president would be to impeach him or otherwise remove him from office.

Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies and research marketing firm Harris Insights and Analytics this week published the results of their monthly national poll, in which respondents were given three choices for how to deal with the president: 43 percent said he should be impeached or otherwise removed from office, while 42 percent said nothing should be done and 12 percent said he should be censured by Congress.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/26/17 07:25 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/phoenix-newspaper-rips-sheriff-joe-143100416.html

Phoenix Newspaper Tears Into Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio In Brutal Twitter Thread

A Phoenix weekly is taking the opportunity to remind people exactly who President Donald Trump just pardoned.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who called himself as “America’s toughest sheriff,” was convicted of criminal contempt in July after violating a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case. Arpaio and his office had been ordered not to detain people solely because they thought they might be in the country illegally. Trump pardoned Arpaio, 85, for the contempt charge on Friday.

Arpaio’s tenure as sheriff from 1993 through 2016 has received strong criticism from civil rights advocates, largely stemming from his extreme stance on immigration and for overseeing what they say was a cruel treatment of inmates.

And few know those controversies better than the Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly that’s doggedly covered Arpaio for two decades.

The night that Trump pardoned him, the Phoenix New Times unleashed an eye-opening Twitter thread reminding readers of some of the grimmest stories of Arpaio and his office.

The numerous tweets — which all link to previous Phoenix New Times stories — describe instances like Arpaio calling his state’s own jail a “concentration camp,” jailers breaking the neck of a paraplegic man, the failure of the sheriff’s office to investigate hundreds of sex abuse cases and a botched SWAT raid in which deputies allegedly laughed as a puppy burned to death.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/27/17 02:03 AM

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/26/schiff-trump-arpaio-pardon-russia-probe-242067

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Saturday that President Donald Trump's pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio could reverberate in the Russia investigation.

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee wrote on Twitter that Trump-aligned witnesses might be inclined to not cooperate with investigators, since the president has shown his willingness to pardon allies.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/27/17 03:48 AM

Even Paul Ryan disagrees. More and more Republican members of congress are willing to speak out against Trump and some of the outrageous actions he is taking.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-arpaio-idUSKCN1B701I

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump should not have pardoned a former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of criminal contempt in a case of racial profiling, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, said on Saturday.

Trump announced on Friday he was pardoning Joe Arpaio, an anti-immigration hardliner found guilty last month for flouting a 2011 court order that barred officers from detaining Latino motorists solely on the suspicion they were illegal immigrants.

“Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon,” Ryan said in a statement.

“The speaker does not agree with the decision,” Ryan’s spokesman Doug Andres said.

Some other prominent Republicans, including Arizona Senator John McCain and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, have also criticized Trump for the controversial pardon.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/27/17 08:52 AM

Best sheriff this country has ever seen! If we had more like him this country wouldn't be such a bunch of pansies!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/28/17 02:54 PM

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-trum...-tower-project/

Trump attorney Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney and executive vice president for the Trump Organization, sent an email in January 2016 to Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal spokesman during the U.S. presidential campaign last year to ask him for help in advancing Mr. Trump's business interests.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/28/17 03:45 PM

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watch/joe-arpaio-a-thug-pardon-could-hurt-trump-later-1034090051693

Joe: Arpaio a thug; pardon could hurt Trump later

President Trump made headlines Friday evening for his pardon of controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, with several members of the president's own party criticizing him for the move.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: President Trump Live - 08/28/17 05:37 PM

https://newswithviews.com/finally-the-truth-about-sheriff-joe-arpaio/
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/29/17 09:16 AM

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/bannon-moore-alabama-senate-trump-242120

Just-departed White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is breaking from President Donald Trump in the closely watched Alabama Senate special election.

During a closed-door meeting with powerful conservatives in Washington last week, Bannon declared that he's supporting former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore over Trump-endorsed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, according to two people who were present. Bannon, who just over a week ago left the White House to rejoin the conservative website Breitbart News, said he is looking to activate the conservative base to Moore’s cause.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 08/29/17 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/bannon-moore-alabama-senate-trump-242120

Just-departed White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is breaking from President Donald Trump in the closely watched Alabama Senate special election.

During a closed-door meeting with powerful conservatives in Washington last week, Bannon declared that he's supporting former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore over Trump-endorsed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, according to two people who were present. Bannon, who just over a week ago left the White House to rejoin the conservative website Breitbart News, said he is looking to activate the conservative base to Moore’s cause.
Politico again? What a joke!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 08/30/17 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Politico again? What a joke!
I did a little research. You should that some time rather than just posting your meaningless tribel on here.The stuff that they put out is almost as un-biased as you will get. The problem with politico, though, is that the shallow/short and to the point fashion that they offer a lot of their fact checking makes them easier to be misused/misunderstood. Like someone else said, while theyre generally pretty accurate, theyre just not that "deep" or "thorough".

https://www.reddit.com/r/NeutralPolitics...tral_political/

It's distributed at the Capitol Building, and the style definitely reads like a publication that is trying to appeal to both parties, occasionally sensationalizing issues by publishing exaggerated quotes. But at the same time Politico is pretty careful about not alienating parties, and I doubt Politico would ever call out any individual/group in an editorial. However, I think the quality of the writing is pretty good. I would put it alongside the major newspapers and ahead of CNN. The articles are generally easily understood as well. If a person had five minutes a day to catch up on politics, I would probably recommend Politico over any other source.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/05/17 09:47 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Q7RFK96fE




LIVE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions URGENT Announcement on the DACA Dreamers Program
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/05/17 03:43 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/opinions/how-trump-ducks-daca-responsibility-toobin/index.html

Toobin: Trump's DACA dodge could haunt the nation
Jeffrey Toobin

By Jeffrey Toobin, CNN

Updated 3:11 PM ET, Tue September 5, 2017
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/05/17 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/opinions/how-trump-ducks-daca-responsibility-toobin/index.html

Toobin: Trump's DACA dodge could haunt the nation
Jeffrey Toobin

By Jeffrey Toobin, CNN

Updated 3:11 PM ET, Tue September 5, 2017
About as lefty as you can get Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/06/17 02:04 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/opinions/how-trump-ducks-daca-responsibility-toobin/index.html

Toobin: Trump's DACA dodge could haunt the nation
Jeffrey Toobin

By Jeffrey Toobin, CNN

Updated 3:11 PM ET, Tue September 5, 2017
About as lefty as you can get Kyle!
How do you know? What do you read or see that tells you that? You still refuse to divulge your sources.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/06/17 09:41 AM

I don't know who is more disgusting Limbaugh or Trump. I hope Rush's house gets flattened.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rush-limbaugh-hurricane-irma_us_59af580ee4b0dfaafcf39424

Rush Limbaugh Claims Hurricane Irma Is Part Of A Vast Conspiracy

Conservative radio host says storms are used to sell bottled water and batteries.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/06/17 11:23 AM

Puerto Rico could face months without power.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/06/us/irma-florida-latest/index.html
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 04:18 AM

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/201...rma-theory.html

Al Roker isn’t playing any word games when it comes to ensuring people take hurricane Irma seriously. The weatherman called out Rush Limbaugh on Twitter after the conservative radio host suggested that the hurricane was being over-hyped.

During his show on Tuesday, Limbaugh suggested that Irma was being politicized by the left, fueled by the effects of hurricane Harvey in Texas, in an effort to push an agenda of climate change. Although he opened the segment by admitting he’s not a meteorologist or anything of the sort, he explained to his listeners that he believes the constant media attention that Irma is getting is merely an effort to spread fear and panic that climate change is causing worse hurricanes.

Roker, who has worked as the resident weatherman for the “Today Show” since 1996, took issue with Limbaugh’s characterization of the Irma coverage and went as far as to call the host’s words criminal for “putting lives at risk” on Twitter.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:48 AM

NBC News‏Verified account @NBCNews 2h2 hours ago

JUST IN: President Trump to Dreamers: "You have nothing to worry about"
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:49 AM

HuffPost‏Verified account @HuffPost 13h13 hours ago

Trump falsely claims U.S. is the highest-taxed nation http://huffp.st/tmzVkxr
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:49 AM

CNN‏Verified account @CNN 51m51 minutes ago

Bannon on Catholic Church's DACA support: 'They need illegal aliens to fill the churches' http://cnn.it/2wbEdcP
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:50 AM


HuffPost‏Verified account @HuffPost 18h18 hours ago

Rush Limbaugh thinks Hurricane Irma is part of a vast conspiracy http://huffp.st/5Yf1GrL
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:50 AM

CBS News‏Verified account @CBSNews 2h2 hours ago

"Trump, you have failed America." Former Mexican Pres. Vicente Fox lambasts Pres. Trump for his decision to end DACA http://cbsn.ws/2wKiLPB
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:51 AM

HuffPost‏Verified account @HuffPost 15h15 hours ago

Charlotte mayoral candidate says vote for her because she's white http://huffp.st/a5h2hc5
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 10:51 AM

Bloomberg‏Verified account @business 14h14 hours ago

"Immigrants and their children have founded more than 40% of our Fortune 500 companies," @MikeBloomberg writes https://bloom.bg/2w8y0hS
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Bloomberg‏Verified account @business 14h14 hours ago

"Immigrants and their children have founded more than 40% of our Fortune 500 companies," @MikeBloomberg writes https://bloom.bg/2w8y0hS



How many of that 40% are "Illegal Immigrants"...Kyle?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Bloomberg‏Verified account @business 14h14 hours ago

"Immigrants and their children have founded more than 40% of our Fortune 500 companies," @MikeBloomberg writes https://bloom.bg/2w8y0hS
How many of that 40% are "Illegal Immigrants"...Kyle?
How would I know? Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Bloomberg‏Verified account @business 14h14 hours ago

"Immigrants and their children have founded more than 40% of our Fortune 500 companies," @MikeBloomberg writes https://bloom.bg/2w8y0hS
How many of that 40% are "Illegal Immigrants"...Kyle?
How would I know? Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?

Quote:
How would I know?


Good answer.
Quote:
Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?

Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/07/17 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Quote:
Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.
If they been here 30-40-50 years do you think they carry these papers around with them as they manage multi-dollar companies and employ thousands of people?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/08/17 04:50 AM

http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-ti...e-1041940547818

The time Mar-a-Lago got $17M for nonexistent hurricane damage

When Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005, Donald Trump claimed a $17 million insurance payday on his property - the only problem is, there's no evidence any serious damage ever occurred.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/08/17 08:31 AM

Washington Post‏Verified account @washingtonpost 21h21 hours ago

Perspective: Facebook’s role in Trump’s win is clear. No matter what Mark Zuckerberg says.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/08/17 10:28 AM

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/steve-bannon-absolutely-going-war-gop-leaders-n799751

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan for not supporting President Donald Trump’s agenda and declared he was "absolutely" going to war with them.

McConnell and Ryan “do not want Donald Trump’s populist, nationalist economic agenda to be implemented,” Bannon told CBS’ “60 Minutes,” in an interview airing Friday. “It’s as obvious as night follows day.”

Bannon also agreed that he was “absolutely” going to war with the “Republican establishment,” whom he accused of “trying to nullify the 2016 election.”

“That’s a brutal fact we have to face,” he said.

Bannon’s sharp remarks represent an escalating intra-party battle within the GOP that has sometimes pitted Trump against the party’s most influential leaders in Congress.

Bannon said he was attacking Republican leaders because “they’re not going to help you unless they’ve been put on notice they’re going to be held accountable if they don’t support the president of the United States.”

“Right now there’s no accountability,” he continued. “They do not support the president’s program, it’s an open secret on Capitol Hill, everybody in this city knows it.”

Bannon also recalled from “one of the first meetings” he participated in with McConnell and Trump, where he said the Kentucky Republican ripped the administration's “drain the swamp” motto.

“He basically says, ‘I don't want to hear any more of this drain the swamp talk,’” Bannon said, adding that McConnell told him, “I can’t hire any smart people because everybody is all over them for reporting requirements, and the pay, etcetera, you’ve got to back off that.”

In another portion of the interview, released on Thursday, Bannon accused the Catholic Church of defending DACA only because it relies on “illegal aliens to fill the churches” and said Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser, had “an obligation to resign.”
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/10/17 08:07 PM

Sounds about right! Gives the priests some new boys to prey on!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 08:06 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rich...kushpmg00000009

POLITICS 09/21/2017 12:35 am ET

Richard Painter, a former ethics chief in the George W. Bush White House, said the Robert Mueller investigation might come down to just one question: Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey as FBI director?

If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. And that, he predicted, would be the end of this administration
.

Earlier Wednesday, The New York Times had reported that special counsel Mueller was seeking information and documents related to the decision to fire Comey in May, among other requests.

“The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC. “But not the right the fire to FBI director in order to obstruct an ongoing investigation of the collaboration with the Russians.”

He added:

“And there’s obviously collaboration. They’ve got to stop denying that. The only question is whether it was illegal collaboration. But the obstruction of justice and the lying ultimately may be what puts an end to this White House. They are in serious trouble on this.”
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:06 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Quote:
Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.
If they been here 30-40-50 years do you think they carry these papers around with them as they manage multi-dollar companies and employ thousands of people?



Yes Kyle, they all go.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-ti...e-1041940547818

The time Mar-a-Lago got $17M for nonexistent hurricane damage

When Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005, Donald Trump claimed a $17 million insurance payday on his property - the only problem is, there's no evidence any serious damage ever occurred.


Have you seen the one about President Trump unsealing Mr. Obama's college records?
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rich...kushpmg00000009

POLITICS 09/21/2017 12:35 am ET

Richard Painter, a former ethics chief in the George W. Bush White House, said the Robert Mueller investigation might come down to just one question: Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey as FBI director?

If it turns out it was to block the Russia investigation, that would be obstruction, Painter said on MSNBC on Wednesday. And that, he predicted, would be the end of this administration
.

Earlier Wednesday, The New York Times had reported that special counsel Mueller was seeking information and documents related to the decision to fire Comey in May, among other requests.

“The president once again has the right to fire the FBI director,” Painter said on MSNBC. “But not the right the fire to FBI director in order to obstruct an ongoing investigation of the collaboration with the Russians.”

He added:

“And there’s obviously collaboration. They’ve got to stop denying that. The only question is whether it was illegal collaboration. But the obstruction of justice and the lying ultimately may be what puts an end to this White House. They are in serious trouble on this.”


I think the questions that should be asked is, why Mr. Comey's is covering up the Clinton email crime debacle .
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I think the questions that should be asked is, why Mr. Comey's is covering up the Clinton email crime debacle .
So you disagree with the ethics chief from the Bush administration?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-ti...e-1041940547818

The time Mar-a-Lago got $17M for nonexistent hurricane damage

When Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005, Donald Trump claimed a $17 million insurance payday on his property - the only problem is, there's no evidence any serious damage ever occurred.

Have you seen the one about President Trump unsealing Mr. Obama's college records?
No I haven't. That sounds like another Trump lie.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Quote:
Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.
If they been here 30-40-50 years do you think they carry these papers around with them as they manage multi-dollar companies and employ thousands of people?
Yes Kyle, they all go.
Do you carry papers showing you were born here?
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.

Zho me zee papers!!! Hmm... where have we heard THAT before? eek
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.

Zho me zee papers!!! Hmm... where have we heard THAT before? eek


Quote:
Zho me zee papers!!! Hmm... where have we heard THAT before

Probably at one of Teddy-boy's parties!
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 01:39 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Quote:
Do you think we should send these company leaders back to a country they know nothing about and shut their companies down?
Yeah, if they are "here" without papers.
If they been here 30-40-50 years do you think they carry these papers around with them as they manage multi-dollar companies and employ thousands of people?
Yes Kyle, they all go.
Do you carry papers showing you were born here?


Yes! Don't you?
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I think the questions that should be asked is, why Mr. Comey's is covering up the Clinton email crime debacle .
So you disagree with the ethics chief from the Bush administration?




I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 02:39 PM

Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I think the questions that should be asked is, why Mr. Comey's is covering up the Clinton email crime debacle .
So you disagree with the ethics chief from the Bush administration?
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!
Interesting. So is Trump the first real Republican in your mind?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/21/17 07:08 PM

Best President ever Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 03:14 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Best President ever Kyle!
You will still be saying that next year when he resigns to avoid being impeached.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!

And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 07:38 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Best President ever Kyle!
You will still be saying that next year when he resigns to avoid being impeached.
Never going to happen Kyle! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Best President ever Kyle!
You will still be saying that next year when he resigns to avoid being impeached.
Never going to happen Kyle! LOL!
The Irish bookmakers who bet on these sort of things say the odds are now 50-50.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!

And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy


You don't even know what you're talking about Mr.Timbo, is BZ standing on your oxygen tube?
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!

And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy
Excellent point.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 10:32 AM



Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!

And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy
Excellent point.




Quote:
]Excellent point

That Mr. Bluezone is standing on his oxygen tube.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!
And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy
Excellent point.
Quote:
]Excellent point
That Mr. Bluezone is standing on his oxygen tube.
No. Mr Timbo made an excellent point here that you disagree with the entire Bush family yet you support all their policies and dogma.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I not only do I disagreed with the Bush administration, I disagree with the entire Bush Family!
And yet you seem to support virtually ALL of their dogma, politics and policies. How very interesting. crazy
Excellent point.
Quote:
]Excellent point
That Mr. Bluezone is standing on his oxygen tube.
No. Mr Timbo made an excellent point here that you disagree with the entire Bush family yet you support all their policies and dogma.


There's no difference between the Liberal & Bush agenda, except the speed of getting to a "new world order".
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
You don't even know what you're talking about Mr.Timbo, is BZ standing on your oxygen tube?

Who's the one that doesn't know what they're talking about? grin
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
There's no difference between the Liberal & Bush agenda, except the speed of getting to a "new world order".

MAY I strongly suggest that you invest in Alcoa Aluminum stock. It's currently trading up but the trend is likely to continue. This way you can offset the almost certain rising cost of making tin-foil hats. crazy

https://www.google.com/search?q=alcoa+al.....0.70d886bD-FQ

The jokes write themselves where Tom Decker is concerned, Folks!grin
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
There's no difference between the Liberal & Bush agenda, except the speed of getting to a "new world order".
So I got to assume you agree with the alt-right since they are the only ones left?
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 09/22/17 02:40 PM


Yyyyup.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/28/17 07:10 PM

Trump and his cabinet of bankers and billionaires are so far removed from reality it is pathetic.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/millionaire-trump-adviser-says-americans-212553877.html

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser — Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs president worth an estimated $266 million — appears to be completely clueless about what the average American family spends on a car, vacation or home improvement project.


Hours after falsely claiming that “the wealthy are not getting a tax cut” under Trump’s tax reform plan, Cohn appeared at a White House press briefing and spoke to what middle-class Americans have to look forward to. Based on the administration’s assumptions, he said, a typical family that has two children and earns $100,000 per year can expect annual tax savings of approximately $1,000.

The rather tone-deaf comment came in response to a question about how Trump — who could see savings of more than $125 million per year under his own plan — can claim the proposal doesn’t benefit him personally.

Dodging the question entirely, Cohn said: “I think what the American people are concerned about is their financial position. I think what they’re concerned about is when they go to work every week and they get their paycheck at the end of the week, how much do they get to keep? How much goes in their pocket versus how much goes to the government?”

“Our tax plan is aimed to return more income back to hard-working Americans,” he added.

In an interview on Thursday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Cohn falsely claimed that Trump’s plan doesn’t offer a tax cut to the wealthy. He also said he “can’t guarantee” that certain middle-class families — the very people the Trump team says its plan aims to help — wouldn’t see their taxes increase.

“If we allow a family to keep another thousand dollars of their income, what does that mean?” he asked. “They can renovate their kitchen. They can buy a new car. They can take a family vacation. They can increase their lifestyle.”
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/28/17 08:14 PM

Better than going up under Obama!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/29/17 03:53 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Better than going up under Obama!
I think his tax plan has about a good of chance of passing as his health care plan did.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/29/17 07:41 AM

Tax plan will go through!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/29/17 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Tax plan will go through!

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/29/gop-tax-plan-wealthy-middle-class-pay-more-243310

Wealthy, not middle class, would be big winners in GOP tax plan, study says

About 30 percent of those earning between $50,000 and $150,000 would pay more under the Republican plan, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/29/17 09:16 PM

I would believe Politico too! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 03:15 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
I would believe Politico too! LOL!
Read this gassy and try and understand this if you never read anything I ever post again.

That is why Trump complains so much about the press. Without a free press Trump could operate like his hero Putin and do whatever he wants including murdering journalists. The American free press reports what is going on in Russia. The Russian people don't know. The Russian people may suspect what is going on but they don't know or have any way of knowing the truth. Their press can't report anything critical of Putin without fearing for their lives. Our free press is our most important freedom. It allows me to post this without fear of going to jail or being murdered by our nations leaders.

If this is all blah,blah, blah to you then you don't understand what our constitution has done in making us a free people. And the great danger we now face in having a president who is so very critical of our press. Politicians who are hero's like John McCain speak up for the press.

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/m...started-n722906

Meet the Press Feb 19 2017, 9:35 pm ET

Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press “is how dictators get started.”

McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, after being asked about the president’s condemnation of several media outlets as "fake news" and "an enemy of the American people."

"I hate the press. I hate you especially," McCain joked. "But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."

"If you want to preserve — I'm very serious now — if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press," McCain said. "And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 03:25 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/opinions/t...itis/index.html

The general's speech is the one we wish the President could make

It is the speech we wish the President of the United States had delivered.
Alas, it fell to an Air Force general to remind America of its values. His rank may be lower than the commander in chief's, but Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria spoke with extraordinary passion and eloquence.
Everyone in America should listen to Silveria's words; everyone, including the President.

It happened on Thursday, at the 10th Air Base Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Silveria, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, brought together more than 5,000 students, staff and Air Force officers to tell them with electrifying clarity that prejudice, bigotry and intolerance cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.

Air Force academy head to racists: 'Get out'

Someone had written racist slurs on a message board at the academy's prep school, where students hone the skills to join the prestigious Air Force Academy. If his audience had not heard about the incident, Silveria wanted to make sure they knew.

"If you're outraged," he said, "you're in the right place."
He was just getting started. "You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being."

With the five-minute video of his powerful lesson going viral, you can almost hear much of America answering, "Amen!"

If the general's resonant words had sounded in the same hall a couple of years ago, they would not have spread across the country; they would not have seemed remarkable. After all, speaking out against hatred has been a staple of America's most respected leaders for decades. But that has changed. It started to change the day Donald Trump launched his presidential election campaign. His willingness to traffic in bigotry has threatened to unravel America's social fabric and undermine the country's standing in the world from the day he became President.

Silveria would not attack his commander in chief, but he knows that when five black students found the words "Go home" with a racial epithet on the message boards outside their rooms, it was not an isolated incident.
We would be "tone deaf," he said, "not to think about the backdrop of what's going on in our country." He mentioned the events in Charlottesville and Ferguson, and the controversy over protests at NFL games.

Silveria gave the clearest explanation of how free speech is supposed to work. "The appropriate response for horrible language and horrible ideas -- the appropriate response is a better idea."

In the battlefield of ideas, the general launched a frontal assault. "We are here," he said, "because we have a better idea." He called for "civil discourse" on the issues tearing the country apart.
And he explained why the ideas of the bigots are wrong, speaking about how diversity creates strength, about the power we derive because, "we come from all walks of life... from all races ... all backgrounds ... all upbringings."

The general extolled the academy's values. He might have been talking about American values, about human values, about the principles that America proudly championed until recently, exhorting his rapt audience to defend them -- and to leave if they cannot embrace them.

At the heart of those intangible principles of tolerance and respect for others lies the most important element of humanity -- the imperative to treat every human being with respect.
"If you can't treat some with dignity and respect, then you need to get out," Silveria declared. "If you can't treat someone of another gender ... of another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out."

His words are all the more striking because he could have been addressing the current president.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 03:29 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
I would believe Politico too! LOL!
Read this gassy and try and understand this if you never read anything I ever post again.

That is why Trump complains so much about the press. Without a free press Trump could operate like his hero Putin and do whatever he wants including murdering journalists. The American free press reports what is going on in Russia. The Russian people don't know. The Russian people may suspect what is going on but they don't know or have any way of knowing the truth. Their press can't report anything critical of Putin without fearing for their lives. Our free press is our most important freedom. It allows me to post this without fear of going to jail or being murdered by our nations leaders.

If this is all blah,blah, blah to you then you don't understand what our constitution has done in making us a free people. And the great danger we now face in having a president who is so very critical of our press. Politicians who are hero's like John McCain speak up for the press.

https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/m...started-n722906

Meet the Press Feb 19 2017, 9:35 pm ET

Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press “is how dictators get started.”

McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, after being asked about the president’s condemnation of several media outlets as "fake news" and "an enemy of the American people."

"I hate the press. I hate you especially," McCain joked. "But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."

"If you want to preserve — I'm very serious now — if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press," McCain said. "And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started."
bump
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 10:10 AM

The Partisan press you mean!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 12:07 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
The Partisan press you mean!
Do you agree with Trump that the press is the enemy of the people?
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
The Partisan press you mean!
Do you agree with Trump that the press is the enemy of the people?
Depends on which news outlet you are talking about!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
The Partisan press you mean!
Do you agree with Trump that the press is the enemy of the people?
Depends on which news outlet you are talking about!
I know which ones you don't like. Most of the two dozen I link to. Give me two examples that you do like please. Probably the Hometown Review from Waterloo? grin
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: gassy one
The Partisan press you mean!
Do you agree with Trump that the press is the enemy of the people?
Depends on which news outlet you are talking about!
I know which ones you don't like. Most of the two dozen I link to. Give me two examples that you do like please. Probably the Hometown Review from Waterloo? grin

>> grin
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 09/30/17 08:48 PM

Actually the Pennysaver ain't bad! LOL!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 12:43 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
Actually the Pennysaver ain't bad! LOL!
My worst firms confirmed.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 01:23 AM

Barack Obama‏ @ThePresObama 9h9 hours ago

We stand with #PuertoRico 🇵🇷
Unfortunately, @realDonaldTrump didn't know you were part of the United States until this week.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 01:29 AM

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-donald-trump-impeachment-billboard-california/

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Drivers crossing the Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco witnessed an in-your-face political statement Monday morning.

CBS San Francisco reports a billboard that calls for the impeachment of President Trump was constructed along the roadway.

The digital ad bears a giant photo of a brooding Mr. Trump with the word "Impeach" in huge yellow letters. It also has a URL for an online petition.

The billboard is the work of a group called the Courage Campaign, whose president says it's time to get the country behind the removal of Mr. Trump. They want to pressure the Republican-controlled Congress, which has shown no inclination to impeach the president.

"We are a grassroots organization. If we are not calling for impeachment, given what has happened, who is?" asked the organization's president and executive director, Eddie Kurtz.

He points out that more than a million people cross the bridge every day, so it's an incredibly strategic place to have a billboard.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 01:30 AM

Elizabeth Warren‏Verified account @SenWarren 11h11 hours ago

The definition of "poor leadership" is sitting at your golf club while millions of US citizens beg for your help, @realDonaldTrump.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 01:30 AM

NBC News‏Verified account @NBCNews 3h3 hours ago

Ex-CIA director Brennan defends NFL players' national anthem protests, says Trump should focus on Puerto Rico http://nbcnews.to/2xLx70S
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 01:33 AM

Chris Hayes Retweeted
John Morales‏Verified account @JohnMoralesNBC6 Sep 29

Starting 4 days prior to landfall NHC wrote 17 full Hurricane María advisories. Every single one called for landfall in Puerto Rico. 16 of those forecasts called for María to hit as a major hurricane. Remarkable work by NHC. Impact should've been no surprise to anyone, *anywhere*
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 10/01/17 08:13 PM

OMG! Couldn't help anybody till the storm was clear and the airport & ports were clear! Everything doesn't happen instantly! What a bunch of crybabies! Puerto Rico contributes zilch to the USA but always has their hand out for more!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/02/17 01:15 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
OMG! Couldn't help anybody till the storm was clear and the airport & ports were clear! Everything doesn't happen instantly! What a bunch of crybabies! Puerto Rico contributes zilch to the USA but always has their hand out for more!
Haiti was a foreign nation, not part of the USA as Puerto Rico is.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investiga...m=.4ac9829d0d6b

U.S. response in Puerto Rico pales next to actions after Haiti quake

After an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital on Jan. 12, 2010, the U.S. military mobilized as if it were going to war.

Before dawn the next morning, an Army unit was airborne, on its way to seize control of the main airport in Port-au-Prince. Within two days, the Pentagon had 8,000 American troops en route. Within two weeks, 33 U.S. military ships and 22,000 troops had arrived. More than 300 military helicopters buzzed overhead, delivering millions of pounds of food and water.

No two disasters are alike. Each delivers customized violence that cannot be fully anticipated. But as criticism of the federal government’s initial response to the crisis in Puerto Rico continued to mount Thursday, the mission to Haiti — an island nation several hundred miles from the U.S. mainland — stands as an example of how quickly relief efforts can be mobilized.

By contrast, eight days after Hurricane Maria ripped across neighboring Puerto Rico, just 4,400 service members were participating in federal operations to assist the devastated island, an Army general told reporters Thursday. In addition, about 1,000 Coast Guard members were aiding the efforts. About 40 U.S. military helicopters were helping to deliver food and water to the 3.4 million residents of the U.S. territory, along with 10 Coast Guard helicopters.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 10/02/17 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
OMG! ... Puerto Rico contributes zilch to the USA but always has their hand out for more!

Bull! Without Puerto Rico the US wouldn't have developed a MASSIVELY profitable sugar industry, to name only one of dozens of major contributions to the US. Using natives to fight wars so that white soldiers didn't have to, being one of the bigger contributions, as well. The fact that US lied to them and and deny promises must certainly count as another.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: President Trump Live - 10/02/17 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
OMG! ... Puerto Rico contributes zilch to the USA but always has their hand out for more!

Bull! Without Puerto Rico the US wouldn't have developed a MASSIVELY profitable sugar industry, to name only one of dozens of major contributions to the US. Using natives to fight wars so that white soldiers didn't have to, being one of the bigger contributions, as well. The fact that US lied to them and and deny promises must certainly count as another.

There's the velvet gloved iron fist of U.S. colonialism for ya.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 10/02/17 08:01 PM

How much tax revenue do we get from them flower petal compared to what we pay to them each year?


https://panampost.com/frank-worley-lopez/2014/01/08/puerto-ricos-problems-money/
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 02:56 AM

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-...egative-n806681

Oct 2 2017, 1:54 pm ET
Trump’s Right: His Media Coverage Is Mostly Negative

President Donald Trump frequently complains about media coverage of his administration, and a study released Monday confirms his suspicion: Most of it has been negative.

The Pew Research Center, in a content analysis of the early days of the Trump presidency, found that 62 percent of the coverage was negative and only 5 percent was positive.

In contrast, President Barack Obama's coverage in early 2009 was 42 percent positive and 20 percent negative, the study said.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had higher negative than positive coverage early in their administrations, but not nearly to Trump's degree. Clinton had 28 percent negative coverage and 27 percent positive in 1993, while Bush had 28 percent negative and 22 percent positive in 2001.

Coverage of Trump was primarily focused on “character and leadership” versus policy, according to the Pew Center, a nonprofit based in Washington. The study also showed that only 2 percent of stories from outlets with a right-leaning audience refuted statements made by Trump or his administration, while 15 percent of stories carried by left-leaning outlets questioned the administration.

“It certainly shows that where people turn for news has implications for what they’re hearing about President Trump,” said Amy Mitchell, Pew’s director of journalism research.

The study looked at online general news sites with at least 20 million average unique monthly visitors, according to Pew, as well as the cable networks CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and the evening news programs from the broadcast networks and PBS. Top talk radio shows and National Public Radio were also included.

The overall study was conducted from Jan. 21 to April 30 and examined 3,000 news stories across 24 media outlets. The portion of the study that measured how positively the media covered Trump was conducted over the first 60 days of the administration and compared a smaller sub-set of outlets to make sure it was comparable with the Clinton era.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 02:59 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
The overall study was conducted from Jan. 21 to April 30 and examined 3,000 news stories across 24 media outlets. The portion of the study that measured how positively the media covered Trump was conducted over the first 60 days of the administration and compared a smaller sub-set of outlets to make sure it was comparable with the Clinton era.
I dare say I have quoted from the majority of those 24 media outlets here. I wonder if gassy has ever read over two of them except what I post here. I try and educate him but I don't see it working.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 07:36 AM

You have to be smarter than a rock to educate somebody Kyle!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: gassy one
You have to be smarter than a rock to educate somebody Kyle!
Oh you think you are so clever with your meaningless responses.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
OMG! ... Puerto Rico contributes zilch to the USA but always has their hand out for more!

Bull! Without Puerto Rico the US wouldn't have developed a MASSIVELY profitable sugar industry, to name only one of dozens of major contributions to the US. Using natives to fight wars so that white soldiers didn't have to, being one of the bigger contributions, as well. The fact that US lied to them and then deny promises must certainly count as another.

There's the velvet gloved iron fist of U.S. colonialism for ya.

Yyyyuuuup! frown
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 03:52 PM

Trump is pathetic beyond belief.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/trump-puerto-rico/index.html

Trump's Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweet

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

President Donald Trump faced a major test on Tuesday as he traveled to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico: Show the American citizens struggling for survival on the island that he understood their plight, sympathized with them and was doing everything in his power to make it better as quickly as he could.
He failed. Hugely.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 03:54 PM

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/trump-puerto-rico-hurricane-visit-243382

Trump brings harsh edge to Puerto Rico trip

The president dings the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory for having 'thrown our budget a little out of whack.'

By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL

10/03/2017 05:03 AM EDT Updated 10/03/2017 04:02 PM EDT
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 03:58 PM


Donald Trump Helps Suffering Puerto Ricans By Throwing Paper Towels At Them

We never thought we’d write this headline.
By Sebastian Murdock

In his first visit to Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump tossed paper towels at suffering survivors Tuesday.

A small number of the more than 3 million residents in Puerto Rico still without power were gifted paper towels, which Trump apparently thought was the most pressing need for those in the crowd.

Video of the event shows him tossing the paper towels like a child trying to play basketball. It’s all very underwhelming.

After the Puerto Rican government announced last Wednesday that the death toll was sitting at 16, Trump said the storm wasn’t a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 04:00 PM

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria roared through Puerto Rico, destroying much of the island’s infrastructure, more than 500 homebound at-risk veterans still haven’t been reached by doctors, nurses and social workers, Fox News has learned.

There are 1,687 homebound vets in Puerto Rico who require ongoing treatment such as dialysis, chemotherapy and insulin to survive. Since Maria struck Sept. 20, the San Juan VA Medical Center has dispatched special teams consisting of a doctor, nurse and social worker to visit the homes of each one of these vets.

It has been a tough task. Most of the island still lacks power because of damage to the electric grid and intermittent phone service because of downed lines and cell towers. Many rural areas have been rendered inaccessible by damage to roads and the scarcity of gasoline for vehicles.

As of Tuesday, VA officials said visits have taken place at the homes of 1,147 homebound vets. That leaves 540 more to be seen. The VA is vowing to reach the rest but isn’t sure how long it will take.
Posted by: gassy one

Re: President Trump Live - 10/03/17 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585

Donald Trump Helps Suffering Puerto Ricans By Throwing Paper Towels At Them

We never thought we’d write this headline.
By Sebastian Murdock

In his first visit to Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, President Donald Trump tossed paper towels at suffering survivors Tuesday.

A small number of the more than 3 million residents in Puerto Rico still without power were gifted paper towels, which Trump apparently thought was the most pressing need for those in the crowd.

Video of the event shows him tossing the paper towels like a child trying to play basketball. It’s all very underwhelming.

After the Puerto Rican government announced last Wednesday that the death toll was sitting at 16, Trump said the storm wasn’t a “real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina.
Death wise it wasn't!
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/08/17 08:15 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_zgpORpRlM
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/09/17 03:29 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I learned this watching Morning Joe.

https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolit...tical-donations

Most of Donald Trump's Political Money Went To Democrats — Until 5 Years Ago

The turnaround in Trump's donation habits has come alongside a few rapid turnarounds in political views, as Politico's Timothy Noah wrote in a Monday analysis. He at various times has voiced support of single-payer health care, a 14.25 percent wealth tax, and an assault weapons ban — all positions that he has reversed. In addition, in 1999, he proclaimed Republicans "too crazy right."

Aside from those prominent flipflops, he has also held views that would likely anger many of today's orthodox conservative voters. For example, he told the Miami Herald in 1990 that drug legalization was the way to deal with drug violence.

"We're losing badly the war on drugs," Trump told reporter Gus Carlson. "You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars."

Likewise, in that 1990 Playboy article, he demurred on the topic of abortion: "When I asked for his stand on abortion, he frowned, pouted and asked me to turn the recorder off," wrote Glenn Paskin. "He didn't really have an opinion — what the hell was mine? It was a very human moment."



Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 12/09/17 02:34 PM

The President is Making Promises Great Again
Jeff Crouere


By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.

In his first year in office, President Trump has made it a refreshing habit to fulfill his pledges to the American people. Whether it is removing the United States from the odious trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) or bowing out of the expensive and unfair Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has been keeping true to the vows he made as a candidate.

In the case of the Jerusalem decision, President Trump is acting with courage, while previous Presidents only made hollow campaign promises.

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all pledged to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but none of them delivered on their promise. Obviously, these pledges were only made for political purposes. Once in office, Trump’s predecessors caved to the pressure from the United Nations and the Muslim world. Sadly, they allowed foreign powers to dictate such a monumental decision.

This President has a refreshing ability to act alone. He does not bow to international pressure. If he did, he would have kept the United States in the TPP and the climate change accord. If he worried about criticism from foreign leaders, he would not have lectured NATO members about paying their fair share of defense costs.

Donald Trump makes decisions not based on global concerns or coercion from the international community, but on what is in the best interest of the United States of America. During the campaign, he promised that his focus would be on “America First.”


Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not only in the best interest of Middle East peace, but it is also in the best interest of the United States of America. As noted by Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, “For 22 years, the American people have overwhelmingly supported” officially recognizing Jerusalem. She continued, “This week President Trump finally made the decision to no longer deny the will of the American people.”

Having a President follow through on his commitments is reassuring to all of our allies and sends a strong message to our adversaries. Hereafter, all countries will realize that the United States is led by a President who believes that his word is his bond. This will help promote peace abroad and end international concern about the faithfulness and tenacity of our country.

During the Obama administration, there was obviously plenty of international concern about a country that did not follow through on its commitments. For example, President Obama completely abandoned Iraq in 2011 and left a void that was filled by the terrorist group ISIS.

In contrast, this President promised to “bomb the hell out of ISIS.” The results have been stunning as ISIS is in total disarray and fleeing the onslaught of U.S. military forces. The terrorists have left behind their supposed caliphate in Iraq and Syria and are trying to remain relevant as a fighting force. President Trump has let the military commanders make battlefield decisions and changed the oppressive Obama era rules of engagement. As a result, our military has secured quick and overwhelming victories over ISIS.


When he announced his military plans of defeating the enemy during the campaign, the President was mocked by his opponents, but the American people are enjoying the benefits of those policies today. Likewise, many foreign leaders, Democrats and GOP deep state operatives have spent the last several days blasting his Jerusalem declaration, Years later, historians may refer to this decision as the key one that helped the Middle East peace process.

In the aftermath of this decision, the enemies of Israel will no longer question the stance of the United States of America or the courage of our President. They will understand that the United States will not abandon Israel, the only democracy and our only true ally in the region.

Once this reality is understood by all, the peace process can move forward. However, it was first essential to restore Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the true home of the Jewish people for 3,000 years.

Thank goodness, the United States has a President who has rectified a horrible injustice that was committed against the people of Israel. This travesty was allowed by many previous U.S. Presidents, but, finally, we now have a President who acts with both courage and foresight.

Despite the threats from Muslim leaders and the political opposition both in the U.S. and abroad, President Trump’s bold decision this week will ultimately lead to a safer Middle East and a safer world.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/09/17 03:17 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/0e960703-7ae9-3947-88fe-47a5280b5ffd/ss_i-study-liars.-i%27ve-never.html


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-liar-20171208-story,amp.html

I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect from them. Then along came President Donald Trump. His lies are both more frequent and more malicious than ordinary people's.

In research beginning in the mid-1990s, when I was a professor at the University of Virginia, my colleagues and I asked 77 college students and 70 people from the nearby community to keep diaries of all the lies they told every day for a week. They handed them in to us with no names attached. We calculated participants' rates of lying and categorized each lie as either self-serving (told to advantage the liar or protect the liar from embarrassment, blame or other undesired outcomes) or kind (told to advantage, flatter or protect someone else).

At The Washington Post, the Fact Checker feature has been tracking every false and misleading claim and flip-flop made by Trump this year. The inclusion of misleading statements and flip-flops is consistent with the definition of lying my colleagues and I gave to our participants: "A lie occurs any time you intentionally try to mislead someone." In the case of Trump's claims, though, it is possible to ascertain only whether they were false or misleading, and not what the president's intentions were.

I categorized the most recent 400 lies that The Post had documented through mid-November in the same way my colleagues and I had categorized the lies of the participants in our study.

The college students in our research told an average of two lies a day, and the community members told one. (A more recent study of the lies 1,000 U. S. adults told in the previous 24 hours found that people told an average of 1.65 lies per day; the authors noted that 60 percent of the participants said they told no lies at all, while the top 5 percent of liars told nearly half of all the falsehoods in the study.) The most prolific liar among the students told an average of 6.6 lies a day. The biggest liar in the community sample told 4.3 lies in an average day.

In Trump's first 298 days in office, however, he made 1,628 false or misleading claims or flip-flops, by The Post's tally. That's about six per day, far higher than the average rate in our studies. And of course, reporters have access to only a subset of Trump's false statements — the ones he makes publicly — so unless he never stretches the truth in private, his actual rate of lying is almost certainly higher.

That rate has been accelerating. Starting in early October, The Post's tracking showed that Trump told a remarkable nine lies a day, outpacing even the biggest liars in our research.

But the flood of deceit isn't the most surprising finding about Trump.

Both the college students and the community members in our study served their own interests with their lies more often than other people's interests. They told lies to try to advantage themselves in the workplace, the marketplace, their personal relationships and just about every other domain of everyday life. For example, a salesperson told a customer that the jeans she was trying on were not too tight, so she could make the sale. The participants also lied to protect themselves psychologically: One college student told a classmate that he wasn't worried about his grades, so the classmate wouldn't think he was stupid.

Less often, the participants lied in kind ways, to help other people get what they wanted, look or feel better, or to spare them from embarrassment or blame. For example, a son told his mother he didn't mind taking her shopping, and a woman took sides with a friend who was divorcing, even though she thought her friend was at fault, too.

About half the lies the participants told were self-serving (46 percent for the college students, 57 percent for the community members), compared with about a quarter that were kind (26 percent for the students, 24 percent for the community members). Other lies did not fit either category; they included, for instance, lies told to entertain or to keep conversations running smoothly.

One category of lies was so small that when we reported the results, we just tucked them into a footnote. Those were cruel lies, told to hurt or disparage others. For example, one person told a co-worker that the boss wanted to see him when he really didn't, "so he'd look like a fool." Just 0.8 percent of the lies told by the college students and 2.4 percent of the lies told by the community members were mean-spirited.

My colleagues and I found it easy to code each of our participants' lies into just one category. This was not the case for Trump. Close to a quarter of his false statements (24 percent) served several purposes simultaneously.

Nearly two-thirds of Trump's lies (65 percent) were self-serving. Examples included: "They're big tax cuts — the biggest cuts in the history of our country, actually" and, about the people who came to see him on a presidential visit to Vietnam last month: "They were really lined up in the streets by the tens of thousands."

Slightly less than 10 percent of Trump's lies were kind ones, told to advantage, flatter or protect someone else. An example was his statement on Twitter that "it is a 'miracle' how fast the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were able to find the demented shooter and stop him from even more killing!" In the broadest sense, it is possible to interpret every lie as ultimately self-serving, but I tried to stick to how statements appeared on the surface.

Trump told 6.6 times as many self-serving lies as kind ones. That's a much higher ratio than we found for our study participants, who told about double the number of self-centered lies compared with kind ones.

The most stunning way Trump's lies differed from our participants', though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump's lies were hurtful or disparaging. For example, he proclaimed that John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey, all career intelligence or law enforcement officials, were "political hacks." He said that "the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close." He insisted that other "countries, they don't put their finest in the lottery system. They put people probably in many cases that they don't want." And he claimed that "Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities."

The Trump lies that could not be coded into just one category were typically told both to belittle others and enhance himself. For example: "Senator Bob Corker 'begged' me to endorse him for reelection in Tennessee. I said 'NO' and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement)."

The sheer frequency of Trump's lies appears to be having an effect, and it may not be the one he is going for. A Politico/Morning Consult poll from late October showed that only 35 percent of voters believed that Trump was honest, while 51 percent said he was not honest. (The others said they didn't know or had no opinion.) Results of a Quinnipiac University poll from November were similar: Thirty-seven percent of voters thought Trump was honest, compared with 58 percent who thought he was not.

For fewer than 40 percent of American voters to see the president as honest is truly remarkable. Most humans, most of the time, believe other people. That's our default setting. Usually, we need a reason to disbelieve.

Research on the detection of deception consistently documents this "truth bias." In the typical study, participants observe people making statements and are asked to indicate, each time, whether they think the person is lying or telling the truth. Measuring whether people believe others should be difficult to do accurately, because simply asking the question disrupts the tendency to assume that other people are telling the truth. It gives participants a reason to wonder. And yet, in our statistical summary of more than 200 studies, Charles F. Bond Jr. and I found that participants still believed other people more often than they should have — 58 percent of the time in studies in which only half of the statements were truthful. People are biased toward believing others, even in studies in which they are told explicitly that only half of the statements they will be judging are truths.

By telling so many lies, and so many that are mean-spirited, Trump is violating some of the most fundamental norms of human social interaction and human decency. Many of the rest of us, in turn, have abandoned a norm of our own — we no longer give Trump the benefit of the doubt that we usually give so readily.

Washington Post

Bella DePaulo is the author of "How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century" and "Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/09/17 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
The President is Making Promises Great Again

By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.
Oh I am sure this is going to work out real well after much bloodshed.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/news/israeli-strikes-kill-2-hamas-men-gaza-rocket-081813245.html

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl...ital/923059001/

Changing the status of Jerusalem — a holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians — “would add to the narrative of extremists who want to paint the Western world in terms of a religious war,” said Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

“For the United States to weigh in so heavily on the side of the Israelis sends a message that the extremists would capitalize on,” Munayyer said.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/11/17 03:30 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
The President is Making Promises Great Again

By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lebanese-security-forces-fire-tear-gas-protest-near-091540390.html

Violence flares at protest near U.S. Embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...n-a8090246.html

President Donald Trump's push for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians stems from a belief that his broader goals of stopping Iranian aggression and Islamic extremism will not be possible without it, presidential adviser Jared Kushner said in a rare public appearance on Sunday.

“If we're going to try to create more stability in the region as a whole, you have to solve this issue,” Kushner told Middle East experts gathered at the Brookings Institution's Saban Forum. Trump, he said, “sees this as something that has to be solved.”

But nearly a year after Trump named Kushner, his son-in-law and senior White House aide, as point person for what he called “the ultimate deal,” there has been no public indication of where the initiative is heading.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/11/17 01:32 PM

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Nothing new,, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/15/17 03:25 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-grade-economy-drops-b-212904818.html

President Trump has a lot going for him these days, at least economywise.

Employment is strong, the stock market continues to hover near record highs, and Congress is poised to pass tax cuts that should produce a bit of additional tailwind for the next year or two.

But not all is well. In the latest Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card, Trump’s grade on the economy drops from an A- in November to a B for December. That’s a two-notch downgrade. The main reason is weak earnings, which have barely risen this year.

“Wage growth has been fairly muted, considering the tightening in the labor market,” says Ryan Sweet, director of real-time economics at Moody’s Analytics, which provides the data for our report card. “A significant and sudden acceleration in wage growth is unlikely.”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/18/17 04:38 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/ca0b35d8-3ad9-38ce-b265-5d0c564d010e/ss_%E2%80%98corker-kickback%E2%80%99-sends.html

‘Corker Kickback’ sends Republicans scrambling in advance of tax vote
thinkprogress.org 8 hours ago

Bob Corker, a Republican Senator from Tennessee, is retiring. He has made a show of criticizing Trump’s agenda, and he was the only Republican to vote against the Senate version of the tax bill, citing deficit concerns. Independent analysis shows the bill would increase the deficit by about $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

After they passed their respective chambers, the Senate and House bills were then sent to a conference committee where senators made more changes, although nothing was altered that would significantly change the bill’s impact on the deficit.

That’s why it was inexplicable that Corker announced his support for the legislation that came out of conference. He didn’t try to argue the new bill was any better for the deficit. Or even that there were changes made to the bill that made it more palatable to him. Rather, he just stated that “every bill we consider is imperfect” and he would vote for it.

Corker made his announcement two hours before the text of the tax bill was made public. In the 503-page text was a new provision that was not in the House or Senate legislation. It would specifically benefit real estate investors who operate “pass-through” businesses. This group includes President Trump — and also Bob Corker, who “has millions of dollars of ownership stakes in real-estate related LLCs that could also benefit” from the new provision.

The savings to Corker could be substantial, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Corker then contacted the International Business Times and said the new provision did not influence his position on the bill because he hadn’t actually read it before announcing his vote. “I had like a two-page summary I went through with leadership. I never saw the actual text,” Corker said.

Corker initially told IBT that the new provision “sounds totally unnecessary and borderline ridiculous” but later admitted he doesn’t “really know what the provision does to be honest. I would need an accountant to explain it.” Last year, Corker made up to $7 million from real estate pass through companies he owns.

His story, however, hit a snag when Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate Majority Whip, told ABC News that the provision that benefits real estate investors was added as part of an effort to “cobble together the votes we needed to get this bill passed.” When asked if the provision was added specifically to secure Corker’s vote, Cornyn dodged the question.

Now Corker is in the hot seat. On Sunday night, he sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and asked him to “provide an explanation of the evolution of this provision and how it made it into the final conference report.”

“I think that because of many sensitivities, clarity on this issue is very important and hope that you will respond in an expeditious manner,” Corker added.

With John McCain (R-AZ) heading back to Arizona to tend to medical issues, Corker’s vote could prove decisive in the Senate, which is expected to vote on the legislation early this week. Meanwhile, #CorkerKickback is trending on Twitter.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/18/17 08:09 PM

Republicans wrote their massive tax legislation in such a rush that even before they’ve sent it to the president’s desk, they’re already talking about writing another bill to fix all the mistakes in the first one.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the lead author of the tax legislation in the House of Representatives, said Friday that he expected Congress would need to draft another bill to make “technical corrections.”

“I can’t imagine any major undertaking like this that doesn’t require technical corrections in the future,” Brady told reporters.

Republicans have repeatedly adjusted major provisions of their legislation over the past several weeks. The final version of the bill released Friday contained yet more significant changes to a business deduction that tax experts have warned could result in a lot of creative accounting and unintended consequences.

Technical corrections to major legislation are indeed common, but usually they aim to fix errors that lawmakers discover after passing a bill ― not ones they assume exist beforehand.

Steven Rosenthal, a lawyer and tax expert who formerly worked for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, said he was not aware of any other instance in which lawmakers anticipated technical corrections for tax legislation that had not even been enacted.

“This legislation is tax policy malfeasance,” Rosenthal said.


Brady said he hoped Democrats would go along with fixing the tax bill post-passage ― a curious request since it wasn’t so long ago that Republicans wanted nothing to do with corrections for another piece of major legislation: the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare contained drafting errors and mistakes, including one that nearly proved devastating to the law’s implementation ― a passage that didn’t specify whether tax credits for buying health insurance should be available in all states or just some. A simple one- or two-word change to the law’s language would have cleared up the ambiguity. Rather than working with Democrats to enact such a measure, so that it had the votes to pass Congress, Republicans supported a lawsuit that, if successful, would have cut off the tax credits for millions ― leaving most of them with no health insurance at all.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.


5000 years is more like it.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.
5000 years is more like it.
Did you read that in the good book? grin
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Nothing new, Warring in the Middle-East been going on for the last 100 years!

Utterly False Equivalencies.
5000 years is more like it.
Did you read that in the good book? grin


Yeah...a book.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Did you read that in the good book? grin
Yeah...a book.

"Everybody Poops" doesn't count.
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/19/17 07:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Did you read that in the good book? grin
Yeah...a book.

"Everybody Poops" doesn't count.


Brilliant!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 02:56 AM


I callz 'em like I seez 'em.
Posted by: bluezone

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 07:56 AM

you posted this around 3 am

do you ever sleep?
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: bluezone
you posted this around 3 am

do you ever sleep?

Not lately, That tends to happen when you volunteer to look after an elderly widowed shut-in with no family after having just undergone triple bypass.

What's your excuse?
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 06:07 PM

Humanitarian work? That's something that Liberals do while expecting nothing in return....well it's gratifying and offers the satisfaction of a good deed well done. Proud of you!!!!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 06:16 PM


Thanks from an atheist who still believes that we ARE our brother's keeper. wink
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 12/20/17 06:24 PM

Yes we are, had a great report from my doctor today and I hope to get back out there myself to resume something positive and collectively rewarding toward others. If I don't talk to you soon, have a Happy Holiday.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 12/21/17 02:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Formermac
Yes we are, had a great report from my doctor today and I hope to get back out there myself to resume something positive and collectively rewarding toward others. If I don't talk to you soon, have a Happy Holiday.

Thanks, Life is GREAT!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/21/17 05:23 PM

How did American leadership sink to this level?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mik...kushpmg00000009

President Donald Trump’s latest sycophantic cabinet meeting is receiving widespread ridicule online.

After House Republicans passed the final version of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday, Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence “to say a few words.” Pence didn’t hold back in lavishing praise on POTUS, applauding him for unleashing American energy and spurring a record-setting optimism.

Many Twitter users mocked Pence’s “ass kissing” while others said it left them “ashamed” and “disgusted”:
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/26/17 01:31 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/26/opinions/earth-from-space-climate-change-opinion-mark-kelly/index.html

Mark Kelly: This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet


By Mark Kelly

Updated 11:12 AM ET, Tue December 26, 2017
CNN Global Warning 12-2-17_00000507

This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet. President Donald Trump has managed to take a wrecking ball to years' worth of hard work and painstaking negotiations. If not undone, our retreat from the Paris Climate Accords and the EPA's Clean Power Plan alone mean our planet's temperature will rise at a greater rate and our citizen's health will degrade. Other changes in environmental regulations on drilling and auto and appliance efficiency will only make matters worse.

Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/27/17 03:23 AM

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/12/26/gregg-popovich-on-why-nba-folks-should-give-back-because-were-rich-as-hell/?cid=eref:nbcnews:text

Gregg Popovich on why NBA folks should give back: “Because we’re rich as hell”

via Twitter:

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked why he thinks it’s important to give back to the community: “Because we’re rich as hell and we don’t need it all, and other people need it. Then, you’re an a-- if you don’t give it. Pretty simple.”
7:02 PM - Dec 26, 2017 · San Antonio, TX

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Popovich has received some backlash for his comments, with fans asking him to “stick to sports” despite the fact that he is more than qualified to speak on political and global issues. Popovich served five years of active duty in the Air Force and was involved in intelligence gathering during the Cold War.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/27/17 09:06 AM

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET
Posted by: ThomasDecker

Re: President Trump Live - 12/27/17 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET



Quote:
, those who stood up to bigotry


I stand against the bigotry of the Democrat party!
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/27/17 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc...tm_source=atltw

Never Trump' Will Be the Only Faction Still Standing When He's Gone

When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Conor Friedersdorf 6:00 AM ET
Quote:
, those who stood up to bigotry
I stand against the bigotry of the Democrat party!
Enjoy standing alone.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/27/17 10:31 AM

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/08/14/republicans_kick_the_bigots_out_134738.html

Republicans, Kick the Bigots Out
Commentary
By Bill Scher
RCP Contributor
August 14, 2017

When President Reagan spoke to the nation upon being nominated for re-election at the 1984 Republican National Convention, he went out of his way to declare, “In the party of Lincoln, there is no room for intolerance. … Many people are welcome in our house, but not the bigots.”

Now there was a reason Reagan felt compelled to draw such a line. Four months earlier, he received an endorsement from the Ku Klux Klan, as he had in 1980. Reagan rejected the endorsement each time, but in 1984 he received some criticism for not doing so immediately.

Two weeks ago, Sen. Jeff Flake published a book that counseled his colleagues “to speak out if the president ‘plays to the base’ in ways that damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.” On Saturday, many Republicans appeared to take Flake’s advice, with not only McCain reprising his role as a voice of conscience, but also rock-ribbed conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Orrin Hatch distancing themselves from Trump’s rhetoric and condemning white supremacism and domestic terrorism by name.

That’s a start. The next step is to echo Reagan, and say with crystal clarity that there is no room for bigots in the Republican Party.

Such a declaration could be based on political conviction or political calculation. But failure to draw a firm line against hate risks allowing Trump to define the party long after he’s gone from the White House, and long after his coalition has demographically withered.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/29/17 04:23 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/28/opinions/trump-politifact-lie-of-year-obeidallah-opinion/index.html

Trump finally gets the honor he deserves

By Dean Obeidallah Updated 4:30 PM ET, Thu December 28, 2017

Donald Trump is right -- he doesn't always get the credit he deserves. And Trump isn't bashful about making that point.
In November while on Fox News -- his seemingly go-to network for daily "intelligence briefings" -- he complained to host Laura Ingraham that despite leading "one of the greatest" economic revivals in "the history of our country," he was "not getting enough credit for it."
And Trump made that very point yet again a few days ago with his tweet: "... So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in first year. Sadly, will never be reported correctly by the Fake News. Media!"
Finally, it looks like things are changing. The non-partisan PolitiFact.com -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking media outlet -- recently announced its signature annual award.

After reviewing scores of statements made by politicians this year, it has declared that the big winner of "Lie of the Year" for 2017 goes to one told by (cue the drum roll and prepare the confetti) Donald J. Trump! That has to bring some joy for Trump as he spends time this week at his exclusive, for-profit country club Mar-a-Largo -- or as he has nicknamed it the "Winter White House."
You might be asking which Trump lie did PolitiFact choose, considering Trump has served up more "whoppers" than Burger King. Well, it goes back to May 2017 when Trump told NBC's Lester Holt that, "This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."
As PolitiFact notes, Trump told different versions of that lie several times in 2017, such as in September when he tweeted, "The Russia hoax continues."
But it was his comment in May that earned Trump this "honor."

Although there hasn't been any evidence that points to direct collusion between Trump and Russians, there is no denying that the Russians interfered in the presidential election. Still, the President continues to do just that -- despite evidence of Russian meddling. As PolitiFact pointed out, "Trump could acknowledge the interference happened while still standing by the legitimacy of his election and his presidency -- but he declines to do so. Sometimes he'll state firmly there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, an implicit admission that Russia did act in some capacity. Then he reverts back to denying the interference even happened."
I wish Trump would give a speech accepting this award. I could see him thanking himself for being one the greatest fabricators ever. Trump would then slam the "haters and losers" and of course those in the "fake news" who doubted he would ever win such an honor.
But simply recognizing Trump for this one lie is unfair to all the others he told in 2017. So let's take a quick stroll down Trump "Pants on Fire" lane, courtesy of PolitiFact, to look back at some of the other tall tales he gave us.

There were Trump's lies about policy. For example, in September while stumping to build support for tax cuts, Trump declared that ending the estate tax would "protect millions of small businesses and the American farmer." In reality, this tax at the time only applied to estates worth over $5.49 million for individuals or $10.98 million dollars if a married couple. Add to that, this tax was paid by a total of 5,460 estates in 2017. Thus, Trump's claim that millions of small businesses and farmers would benefit was a big, fat lie.
Trump also lied when attacking his political opponents. In July, Trump took to Twitter to go after Amazon because its founder, Jeff Bezos, is also the owner of The Washington Post which has dared to criticize the President. In a possible effort to spark a congressional inquiry into the company, Trump tweeted, "Is Fake News Washington Post being used as a lobbyist weapon against Congress to keep Politicians from looking into Amazon no-tax monopoly?"
In reality, Amazon is neither a monopoly nor a company that doesn't pay taxes. Amazon actually paid $412 million in taxes in 2016, according to regulatory findings. Who knows what Trump paid? The American people don't, because Trump has refused to release his tax returns.

Trump even lied while attacking people who were standing up to white supremacy. In August, Trump stated that white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville "had a permit. The other group didn't have a permit." This was the same press conference where Trump infamously stated that there were "very fine people on both sides." In reality, those protesting the vile white supremacists actually had a permit despite Trump's attempt to smear them.
And there were just so many other "Pants on Fire" lies by Trump in 2017 from his February statement that terrorism attacks in Europe are so frequent it has "gotten to a point where it's not even being reported," to his lie last week that the federal government's diversity visa program gives us "the worst of the worst" of people from other countries.

Although Trump's "Lie of the Year" award may be a bit tarnished in his eyes because he isn't the first president to receive it -- one of his arch-nemeses, President Barack Obama, beat him to it when he received this honor back in 2013 -- at the rate Trump is going, I bet he will win this award many, many more times before he finally leaves the White House.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/29/17 07:18 PM

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...st-nasa-is-next

According to 2016 election exit polls, only 38% of voters considered Donald Trump qualified to be president. 17% of those who thought him unqualified voted for Trump anyway, perhaps because he promised that as a wealthy businessman, he would be able to hire the best people to advise him.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whi...kushpmg00000009

Trump White House’s Revolving Door Of Staff Changes Expected To Continue In The New Year

The Trump administration’s high staff turnover has been unusual for modern presidencies.


retired House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), to better manage the White House’s political outreach, Axios and The Washington Post reported Thursday. Few Trump officials have deep experience and ties to Capitol Hill.

Kelly has sought to create order among Trump’s coterie of advisers since taking over for his predecessor, Reince Priebus — one of numerous senior White House officials to leave their positions this year under various circumstances.

The latest to leave was adviser and former “The Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman, who disputed the conditions of her departure. Newman said that she resigned after “a candid conversation” with Kelly. Other sources said that Kelly fired her.

The White House did not return a request for comment. Before Christmas, senior administration officials told reporters that it was typical to expect staff departures and changes as Trump approaches the first-year mark of his presidency. They dismissed the frequent resignations and firings, praising Trump and Kelly for having a “well-managed” administration.

Yet Trump’s revolving door of officials and advisers has been unusual for modern presidencies, according to analysis of White House staff turnover from Brookings Institution fellow Kathryn Dunn Tenpas. In the first year of Trump’s presidency, about 34 percent of senior officials have resigned, been fired or reassigned to other roles, she told the Wall Street Journal.

The next highest staff turnover rate in recent administrations was 17 percent, after former President Ronald Reagan’s first year in office in 1981, according to her analysis.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/30/17 07:27 PM

This is pathetic. do they really think people are this stupid? Or are they?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-approval-poll-offers-no-negative-options/

The joint fundraising committee of President Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee released a three-question "Inaugural Year Approval Poll" that offers readers no option to give a negative assessment of the president's first year in office. The only options for "how would you rate President Trump's first year in office" are "great," "good," "okay" and "other."

A CBS News poll released earlier this month found Mr. Trump had a 36 percent approval rating.

According to a Gallup poll released earlier this week, Obama is the "most admired" man in America, a title he's held for the past 10 years. Of those polled, 17 percent said the former president was their top pick for the most admired person.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/31/17 05:03 AM

https://comicsands.com/politics/andy-ric...160a780a1ef54df

Andy Richter, comedian, and Conan O’Brien bestie, shared an excerpt from Donald Trump’s latest New York Times interview during which he incessantly denied collusion with Russia.

Richter sarcastically tweeted, “This is just how innocent people talk.




Andy Richter, comedian, and Conan O’Brien bestie, shared an excerpt from Donald Trump’s latest New York Times interview during which he incessantly denied collusion with Russia.

Richter sarcastically tweeted, “This is just how innocent people talk.”

During the interview, Trump emphatically said the phrase “No collusion” 16 times and said the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign puts “the country in a very bad position.”

Virtually every Democrat has said there is no collusion. There is no collusion. And even these committees that have been set up. If you look at what’s going on — and in fact, what it’s done is, it’s really angered the base and made the base stronger. My base is stronger than it’s ever been. Great congressmen, in particular, some of the congressmen have been unbelievable in pointing out what a witch hunt the whole thing is. So, I think it’s been proven that there is no collusion.



Andy Richter, comedian, and Conan O’Brien bestie, shared an excerpt from Donald Trump’s latest New York Times interview during which he incessantly denied collusion with Russia.

Richter sarcastically tweeted, “This is just how innocent people talk.”

During the interview, Trump emphatically said the phrase “No collusion” 16 times and said the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign puts “the country in a very bad position.”

Virtually every Democrat has said there is no collusion. There is no collusion. And even these committees that have been set up. If you look at what’s going on — and in fact, what it’s done is, it’s really angered the base and made the base stronger. My base is stronger than it’s ever been. Great congressmen, in particular, some of the congressmen have been unbelievable in pointing out what a witch hunt the whole thing is. So, I think it’s been proven that there is no collusion.

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Trump was just getting started by beating interviewer Michael S. Schmidt over the head with his repetitive catchphrase. When Schmidt asked what Trump’s expectations were regarding Robert Mueller, the interviewer was cut off. “I have no expectation,” Trump said.

I can only tell you that there is absolutely no collusion. Everybody knows it. And you know who knows it better than anybody? The Democrats. They walk around blinking at each other.

Trump believes he will be treated fairly in the case looking into the Russia collusion that he vehemently denies.
Schmidt pressed the subject of Mueller, asking when the Special Counsel would be done with Trump and whether the uncertainty bothered him.

No, it doesn’t bother me because I hope that he’s going to be fair. I think that he’s going to be fair. And based on that [inaudible]. There’s been no collusion.


But I think he’s going to be fair. And if he’s fair — because everybody knows the answer already, Michael. I want you to treat me fairly. O.K.?

Richter has been quite vocal about his opposition to Trump and has taken jabs at him on several occasions. He compared Trump to a genocidal dictator when Washington Post political journalist Chris Cillizza asked, “I ask again though: Why can’t Trump be praised for delivering a good speech full stop?”

Eugene Mirman
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@EugeneMirman

This actually sounds like someone taking a 9th grade English test about the word collusion and trying to prove they know what it means by using it over and over.
11:24 AM - Dec 29, 2017

MyTweetsKillFascists @Humancipator35

The best evidence yet that we have a Toddler President:

"Nu-uh-, ma.. it was.. lemme 'splain, momma. I did NOT do the collusion. i know people who say so. Big Bird, my GI Joe's, even the puppy says I didn't do it. But you know who did, momma... Hillary & Obama. THEY did it!"
smh pic.twitter.com/YZZLiSr9AR

Schooley
✔
@Rschooley

You'd think acting guilty as sin every waking hour would have to be factored in to press assessments of him but it seems like fear of being called biased prevents them from noting the obvious.

Andy Richter
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@AndyRichter

They still want so desperately for everything to be polite. For decorum to rule. The press has become Menendez relatives

Woody Tobias Jr @woody_tobias
Replying to @Rschooley @AndyRichter

To be fair, some of them simply don't want to believe what they're seeing. They're scared. I can understand that.


Andy Richter
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@AndyRichter

It's been a year. It's like characters in a zombie movie; you see one eating brains in the street it's time to get over yourself and admit zombies are real.
12:15 PM - Dec 29, 2017
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/31/17 01:30 PM

God. This is so scary. How can you not believe these two? Isn't Trump aware of these comments by these two? Does he not know that he is being handled? Is he that stupid?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/politics/b...ssia/index.html

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Donald Trump's lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear about the probe ending soon to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.

"There are many times he has expressed, I'm told by people in the White House, the desire to fire Mueller, the desire to pardon people under investigation including his family," Bernstein, a CNN contributor, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "His lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear -- that's what I'm told -- by lawyers in the White House, they're telling him what he wants to hear to keep him from acting precipitously and to go off and fire Mueller in a rage, or fire (Deputy Attorney General) Rod Rosenstein in a rage. They have an out-of-control client."
Bernstein added: "The President of the United States, in their view, is out of control most of the time, in their view, when it comes to this investigation."


Bernstein's partner of Watergate reporting fame, The Washington Posts' Bob Woodward, appeared alongside him on the program, telling Bash he expects Mueller to leave no stone unturned in the investigation.
"Mueller is going to do this job," The Washington Post's Woodward told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "I think some of the Trump lawyers are fantasizing when they think it's going to be over quickly. There is no reason the Mueller operation is going to close up; they're going to want to be thorough."

Trump vs Nixon

Woodward and Bernstein drew parallels between the Trump administration and Nixon administration, which they famously covered during their time together at The Washington Post.
They both said Trump's behavior toward the press is similar to Nixon's during his presidency.

"Nixon in Watergate tried to make the conduct of the press the issue instead of the conduct of the President and the men around him," Bernstein said. "Donald Trump has gone even farther; he's tried to undermine the credibility of the press as a national institution, to the detriment of the country, by these broad attacks on the press."

Woodward defended the press but said that some political commentators haven't been fair in their remarks about the President.
"The tone is a big issue here," he said. "And lots of reporting -- particularly in television commentary -- there's a self righteousness and smugness in people kind of ridiculing the President."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 12/31/17 02:52 PM

I really don't understand how anyone can support this lying SOB.

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CNN
‏Verified account @CNN
5h5 hours ago

Carl Bernstein on Trump: “There’s no reason to believe almost anything Donald Trump says because what we know is that the President of the United States and his presidency is characterized above all else by the lying of the President of the United States" http://cnn.it/2Eln6ul
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/01/18 09:06 AM

What do you think Donald? grin

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/30/us/new-state-laws-2018-trnd/index.html

August 4 is now Barack Obama Day, a state holiday in Illinois. But it's a commemorative holiday, meaning you won't be getting off work or school.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/02/18 03:31 PM

Keith Olbermann Retweeted
bradlee
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‏ @holyfag
Jan 1

bradlee

🍒 Retweeted Daily Mirror

this is a tragedy. my thoughts and prayers go out to the famiIy of the elephant

Big game hunter crushed to death by elephant after it collapsed on top of him after being fatally shot http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/theunis-botha-big-game-hunter--10469997
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/03/18 08:05 AM

http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch...e-1128108611963

1/2/18
Lawrence: New Trump nuclear tweet shows he is 'unfit to serve'

President Trump taunted North Korea about his “nuclear button” on Twitter.
Lawrence O'Donnell says it is proof Trump is “now clearly the most dangerous person who has ever occupied the White House.” Duration: 6:47
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/04/18 06:57 PM

https://www.thedailybeast.com/steve-bann...-stuff?ref=home

Steve Bannon Tells Michael Wolff: Trump Is ‘Not Going to Make It’
The ex-White House strategist says in ‘Fire and Fury’ that he’s setting the stage for ‘when I am president’ and that the current occupant is toast.

Harry Siegel
01.04.18 1:20 AM ET

“He’s not going to make it,” Steve Bannon says of his old boss Donald Trump.

The former campaign manager and then White House chief strategist, now back at Breitbart, gives the president he takes credit for electing (“I came up with a solution for his broke-dick campaign in about a day”) a one-in-three chance of ending up impeached, of resigning, or of limping through one term before walking away.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/05/18 03:47 PM

Bannon says everyone in the White House thinks of Trump like a child. So this fits right in and makes this so believable.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/someone-spoofed-michael-wolff-apos-080503254.html

A hilarious spoof excerpt purporting to be from Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book about President Donald Trump’s administration has gone viral.

Twitter user @pixelatedboat shared a fake extract, which they joked was from Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, online Thursday night.

The parody paragraphs, below, describe Trump’s (fictitious) frustration at not having “the gorilla channel” available on his White House bedroom television, and his staffers’ subsequent amusing attempt to appease him:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/someone-spoofed-michael-wolff-apos-080503254.html

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George Takei‏Verified account @GeorgeTakei

The fact that people thought this was real is quite telling.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/06/18 11:46 AM

Donald Trump Just Called Himself ‘A Very Stable Genius’
“My two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

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Walter Shaub, who quit as head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in July, said the tweets themselves “might be enough to lead the board of any corporation to call an emergency meeting on its CEO’s mental status.”


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Brian Klaas
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@brianklaas

The President of the United States calling himself a “stable genius” is one for the history books. What a dangerous buffoon. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/949619270631256064
7:34 AM - Jan 6, 2018


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Barbra Streisand‏Verified account @BarbraStreisand

Collusion or no collusion, @realDonaldTrump should be impeached for sheer stupidity.
4:51 PM - 29 Dec 2017


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NBC News
‏Verified account @NBCNews
4m4 minutes ago

"Did you ask the White House counsel to ask AG Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation?"

President Trump: "Everything that I've done is 100% proper. That's what I do, is I do things proper."


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Donald says he must be a fine person.

CBS News
‏Verified account @CBSNews
12m12 minutes ago

A 26-year-old Missouri man with suspected white supremacy ties has been charged with terrorism after allegedly trying to derail an Amtrak train: http://cbsn.ws/2m67djW


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NBC News
‏Verified account @NBCNews
16m16 minutes ago

President Trump on Michael Wolff: "I don't know this man, I guess 'Sloppy Steve' brought him into the White House quite a bit."

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CNN
‏Verified account @CNN
21m21 minutes ago

Trump responds to Michael Wolff's book about his campaign and the early days of his presidency: “I consider it a work of fiction. … I never interviewed with him in the White House at all. He was never in the Oval Office. We didn't have an interview.” http://cnn.it/2F6RXeK

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Keith Olbermann
‏Verified account @KeithOlbermann
30m30 minutes ago

Keith Olbermann Retweeted Rob Reiner

Plus, people yakety-yak a streak and waste your time of day, but Mister Ed will never speak unless he has something to say.

Rob Reiner
‏Verified account @robreiner
3h3 hours ago

The only true stable genius has to be Mr. Ed., who talks in more complex sentences than the current occupier of the Whitehouse.
674 replies 3,783 retweets 15,391 likes
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 01/08/18 03:18 PM

https://livestream.com/FarmBureau/events/7992645
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/08/18 03:43 PM

While attempting to discredit Michael Wolff’s controversial new book about the Trump administration, former aide Sebastian Gorka unwittingly confirmed that White House staff were told to cooperate with Wolff. The Trump White House’s pushback against Fire and Fury has largely centered around the president’s claim that he did not give Wolff unlimited access and approval to hang around the West Wing and gather stories. But in a column for The Hill, Gorka revealed that he’d been asked to comply with the author: “When I met Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk to Steve Bannon, and after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: ‘Thanks but no thanks.’”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/08/18 06:44 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/politics/bannon-mercers-trump-document-2015/index.html

Before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon were enemies, they were allies. And not long before that, Bannon was part of an effort to sink Trump's presidential hopes -- even if Trump didn't know it. A conservative watchdog group led by Bannon tried to discredit Trump in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary by shopping a document alleging that Trump had ties to mobsters, according to conservative sources and a copy of the document reviewed by CNN.

The anti-Trump opposition research was the work of author Peter Schweizer for the Government Accountability Institute, which he cofounded with Bannon in 2012. It described years of alleged business connections between Trump companies and organized crime figures, allegations that have circulated among Trump detractors for years.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/18 01:43 PM

Paul Krugman
‏Verified account @paulkrugman
6h6 hours ago

Everyone who works for Trump ends up destroying their credibility

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/po...l?smid=tw-share

WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could have a heart attack while in office.

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral and the White House physician, said Tuesday in his report on the president’s medical condition that Mr. Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired level of 100 or less.

Dr. David Maron, the director of preventive cardiology at Stanford University’s medical school, said Wednesday that it was alarming that the president’s LDL levels remain above 140 even though he is taking 10 milligrams of Crestor, a powerful drug that is used to lower cholesterol levels to well below 100.

Dr. Maron said he would “definitely” be worried about Mr. Trump’s risk for having a heart attack if the president were one of his patients. Asked if Mr. Trump is in perfect health, Dr. Maron offered a blunt reply: “God, no.”

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, said that it is impossible to ignore the dangers of the president’s elevated cholesterol levels when providing an overall assessment of Mr. Trump’s health.

“That’s a really high LDL,” Dr. Topol said. “We’re talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn’t exercise. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.”

He added: “I would never use the words ‘excellent health.’ How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”

During an appearance on Tuesday in the White House briefing room, Dr. Jackson said he would be prescribing a higher dose of Crestor, the brand name for rosuvastatin, to help lower the president’s LDL levels. All of the cardiologists said that would be essential in trying to control Mr. Trump’s risk of a heart attack, though several said they wondered whether Mr. Trump was regularly taking his medicine as prescribed.

Dr. Daniel Rader, the director of the lipid clinic at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, said that taking a daily dose of 10 milligrams of Crestor should reduce LDL levels by at least 30 percent, which means that Trump’s LDL started out over 200, a dangerous level.

“One obvious question is, how long has he been on a statin?” Dr. Rader said. “What was his LDL before he started taking it?”

He noted that a man who recently started taking a statin and who had an LDL over 200 for most of his life is at much higher risk than someone whose LDL was normal until recently and who then started taking a statin.

Dr. Jackson said he is also pressing Mr. Trump — who at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds is just below the official label of obese — to eat better and abandon his largely sedentary life for one that includes exercise.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 02/03/18 07:10 PM

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein warned Friday that the Trump administration may be ushering in the darkest days in America since Joe McCarthy.

Bernstein blasted Donald Trump’s White House and Republicans like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) who helped release a GOP memo on Friday attacking the FBI and Justice Department investigation of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Bernstein called the memo a “disingenuous partisan document.”

“We may well have not seen such dark days for American democracy and its institutions since the days of Joe McCarthy,” Bernstein told CNN’s Jake Tapper, referring to the notorious communist “witch hunts” orchestrated by the Wisconsin Republican senator in the 1950s. “In the case of McCarthy, it was a senator, not the president of the United States, who was a demagogic authoritarian.”

The GOP memo alleges that the FBI and Justice Department misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain a warrant against Page last October. The memo, written by GOP staffers, claims that the court was unaware that a dossier of alleged Trump-Russia connections was gathered by a former British intelligence agent working for a company doing opposition research on Trump for the Democrats.

Bernstein said he believes the memo, which did not contain all of the information that led to the warrant, is a “red herring” intended to derail special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

Trump should have “enough confidence in our institutions” to let them investigate Russian activity and determine “whether or not the Trump Organization, the president of the United States, his family and aides were involved in some way,” Bernstein said.

“Right now, we have the unprecedented situation of one of the major political parties ... backing the president in showing and believing that he is above the law.”

He later added, “In the whole Cold War, the Russians were not able to do what [Vladimir] Putin has done through Donald Trump — to destabilize the United States and its democratic institutions. It’s stunning. It’s ruinous.”

Bernstein said he hoped the Republicans, who have always had a reputation as being toughest on the Russians, will stop following the president in “lockstep” and “get hold of their senses.”

If they “cannot see how Donald Trump has been manipulated, and how Donald Trump is using this [memo] to avoid legitimate investigation and to poison the institutions of American democracy, then the Republican Party is taking us somewhere where we haven’t been before.”
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 02/20/18 06:32 PM


CNN
‏Verified account @CNN
8h8 hours ago

“I really like this gun. But you know what I like more? Is when people don’t get killed.”

After the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, this woman decided to cut her gun in half http://cnn.it/2EGPxGO
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 02/20/18 06:34 PM

Texas doesn't want them? Wow

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USA TODAY
‏Verified account @USATODAY
8h8 hours ago

Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 02/20/18 06:42 PM


HuffPost
‏Verified account @HuffPost
3h3 hours ago

Former President Barack Obama led a vigil in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. President Donald Trump found some time to visit his golf course while funerals for victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting were going on just miles away.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 03/10/18 09:56 AM

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/10/trump-oil-industry-energy-404001

Oil industry falls out of love with Trump

Steel tariffs, jousting over NAFTA and wariness about regulation rollbacks are making oil and gas executives nervous.

By BEN LEFEBVRE and ERIC WOLFF

03/10/2018 06:51 AM EST
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: President Trump Live - 03/12/18 12:09 PM

Let's start a Stormy Daniels fund nationwide so that she can withstand the lawsuit. Then she will be free to share pictures, emails and texts. This is going to get interesting.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/13/18 06:31 AM

Give me an address and the check's in the mail. It's very disturbing that the Republicans are blind to every negative aspect of a corrupt and dirty president.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/12/politics/...nntv/index.html
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 09:30 AM

Students, teachers walk out in protest of gun


So proud of our young people that are tired and weary of the past few years of gun violence while the GOP attempts to overwhelm them with idle talk and lies.
Posted by: luckyduck

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 10:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Formermac
Students, teachers walk out in protest of gun


So proud of our young people that are tired and weary of the past few years of gun violence while the GOP attempts to overwhelm them with idle talk and lies.


Yes, by all means make sure that they have no knowledge or understanding of the our natural rights as guaranteed us by the Constitution.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 10:47 AM

Are you a professional comedian by chance. Those smart and intelligent young people are doing exactly what they're entitled to do by the Constitution.

1)Freedom to assemble one's self
2)The freedom to protest
3)Freedom of speech

Now explain your ideal of "natural rights"

Posted by: luckyduck

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Formermac

Now explain your ideal (idea?) of "natural rights"



Easy, peasy - natural rights are rights granted to each individual by their creator. Natural rights do not require the action of any other individual, and thus do not trample the natural rights of others. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so long as nothing that you do infringes on any other persons right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The rights to live & breath, speak your opinions, defend yourself against those who would take away your natural rights, and the right to accumulate property or wealth through your own effort.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 11:36 AM

LOL, off into the weeds I see, a bunch of well educated kids exercizing their Constitutional rights and somehow you're rambling on about accumulating property.

Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/14/18 11:40 AM

There is an old saying "A fool opens his/her mouth just to say something"
"A wise person opens his/her mouth when they have something credible and important to say"
It appears that you came here just to say something wink
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/15/18 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Let's start a Stormy Daniels fund nationwide so that she can withstand the lawsuit. Then she will be free to share pictures, emails and texts. This is going to get interesting.



https://www.yahoo.com/news/stormy-daniel...-200635777.html
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/16/18 09:10 AM

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/16/news/companies/toys-r-us-employees/index.html


Yes indeed, a bonus and tax cut has helped these people tremendously and how many more similar closings are coming down the pike due to online purchases? something Trump and his underlings won't talk about.
Question, do unemployment benefits receive those same bonus and reductions in tax liability as well?
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/17/18 07:42 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/politics/andrew-mccabe-pension-if-fired/index.html


There will be a special Hell for Donald Trump and anyone else supporting this vile and cruel act. Amazingly in the last 2 years, there was an attempt to make Black Live's Matter a hate group while stating that our fine law enforcers being great valiant and honorable servants of our country who will take down these deviate citizens. Now seeing that Trump is the target of a investigation regarding crime, it is his intention and agenda is make a mockery of the FBI, CIA and any other entity that is deeming him the trash that we all knew about years ago.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 03/17/18 08:29 AM

Just days before FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was set to retire, he was fired. Because of this, he will lose his pension, which he worked 21 years for.

Hours after the firing was made official, Trump took to Twitter to openly celebrate.

It is perhaps one of the most disgusting displays Trump has done since taking the oath of office.

Trump didn’t just talk about the firing, he also belittled the FBI and called it a “great day” for them. He then said McCabe was a “choirboy.”

For the record: McCabe was backed up for his actions against Trump by almost everyone at the FBI. Numerous statements were made on his behalf.

Trump has attacked the FBI consistently since firing former FBI Director James Comey and accuses them of engaging in a plot against him. It is one of the most absurd theories a sitting president has ever levied. And, yet, somehow, he calls McCabe’s firing “a great day” for them, and for “democracy.”
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/22/18 06:12 AM

Where is Putin's nickname?



https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/03/21/brennan-trump-fears-putin-msnbc-orig-vstop-bdk.cnn
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/22/18 07:14 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/22/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden/index.html

I find it very disturbing that many schools negate as far as speaking a whole lot in regard to our recent United States President, who shows that he is a social deviate, adolescent acting bully and immature individual, the very attributes we expect our children to eventually get beyond when they turn 10 or 12 years old.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 03/23/18 03:33 PM

More Fake news.

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Just days before FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was set to retire, he was fired. Because of this, he will lose his pension, which he worked 21 years for.

Hours after the firing was made official, Trump took to Twitter to openly celebrate.

It is perhaps one of the most disgusting displays Trump has done since taking the oath of office.

Trump didn’t just talk about the firing, he also belittled the FBI and called it a “great day” for them. He then said McCabe was a “choirboy.”

For the record: McCabe was backed up for his actions against Trump by almost everyone at the FBI. Numerous statements were made on his behalf.

Trump has attacked the FBI consistently since firing former FBI Director James Comey and accuses them of engaging in a plot against him. It is one of the most absurd theories a sitting president has ever levied. And, yet, somehow, he calls McCabe’s firing “a great day” for them, and for “democracy.”


Inreality

Finance expert: No, McCabe Isn’t Losing His Pension

Media coverage of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s firing played up the angle that he was supposedly losing his pension by being canned before his 50th birthday, and politicians suggested hiring him for a few days just to round out his benefits. But that’s wrong, says Elizabeth Bauer at Forbes. “In fact, the FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) benefits vest at five years, meaning that benefit accruals cannot be taken away.” So what McCabe lost was the ability to take his pension after age 50 plus “his eligibility to a special top-up in benefit formula.” That’s not nothing, “but it is grossly misleading that various news outlets are giving the general public the impression that he has lost his pension entirely.”

Of course he was fired for leaking information and lying. He was fired at the request of the FBI. He should loose his entire pension, he is a crook.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 03/23/18 05:50 PM

Laura Ingraham
✔
@IngrahamAngle

Missed opportunity by @realDonaldTrump by signing this spending bill. If he loses the House, Dems will go straight to impeachment. @realDonaldTrump
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 03/23/18 05:51 PM

James Woods
✔
@RealJamesWoods

The Democrats gave you the rope, Mr. President, and you just hanged yourself with it. #ByeByeGOP2018 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/...-wall-daca.html
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 03/23/18 05:55 PM

From Fox news:

The deal has also irked more conservative members of Congress, who objected to the size and cost of the bill (which ran in at over 2,000 pages) as well as the failure to remove funding for Planned Parenthood and so-called "sanctuary cities." Other Republicans approved of the deal, pointing to a massive increase in military and infrastructure spending as well as funding to help combat the nation's opioid crisis.

Trump’s veto threat was totally unexpected, particularly as the White House had signaled Trump would support the bill if passed by Congress. Most lawmakers have already left Washington for a two week recess. Some are on overseas trips already.The deal has also irked more conservative members of Congress, who objected to the size and cost of the bill (which ran in at over 2,000 pages) as well as the failure to remove funding for Planned Parenthood and so-called "sanctuary cities." Other Republicans approved of the deal, pointing to a massive increase in military and infrastructure spending as well as funding to help combat the nation's opioid crisis.

Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 03/24/18 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
More Fake news.

Originally Posted By: kyle585
Just days before FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was set to retire, he was fired. Because of this, he will lose his pension, which he worked 21 years for.

Hours after the firing was made official, Trump took to Twitter to openly celebrate.

It is perhaps one of the most disgusting displays Trump has done since taking the oath of office.

Trump didn’t just talk about the firing, he also belittled the FBI and called it a “great day” for them. He then said McCabe was a “choirboy.”

For the record: McCabe was backed up for his actions against Trump by almost everyone at the FBI. Numerous statements were made on his behalf.

Trump has attacked the FBI consistently since firing former FBI Director James Comey and accuses them of engaging in a plot against him. It is one of the most absurd theories a sitting president has ever levied. And, yet, somehow, he calls McCabe’s firing “a great day” for them, and for “democracy.”


Inreality

Finance expert: No, McCabe Isn’t Losing His Pension

Media coverage of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s firing played up the angle that he was supposedly losing his pension by being canned before his 50th birthday, and politicians suggested hiring him for a few days just to round out his benefits. But that’s wrong, says Elizabeth Bauer at Forbes. “In fact, the FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) benefits vest at five years, meaning that benefit accruals cannot be taken away.” So what McCabe lost was the ability to take his pension after age 50 plus “his eligibility to a special top-up in benefit formula.” That’s not nothing, “but it is grossly misleading that various news outlets are giving the general public the impression that he has lost his pension entirely.”

Of course he was fired for leaking information and lying. He was fired at the request of the FBI. He should loose his entire pension, he is a crook.



Crook, yes we know a lot about crooks don't we, let's start with the crew dwelling at the White House or were arrested and convicted, what's that?Speak up son. Our country is in the an era previously witnessed in the 50s and 60s, people of color being lynched, discriminated against, young men being drafted and sent to Asia for what reason, women being raped and misused? A new found courage was realized within these groups and they pushed back by means of marches, rallys and speeches. Guess who we thank for this new revelation unknown by present generation? yes our convoluted, unethical and racist president. When you as person attempted to demonize others while doing your own dirt, there will be blow back and blow back like nothing we've witnessed since the era of White men dishonestly running a country while criminalizing the already downtrodden, evident by our current administration , where are those on Capitol Hill that represent Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Middle Eastern American, young people, poor, uneducated and poor? Speak up son!!!! all I hear from you is what the old White men are doing to demoralize our country, can't blame White House debacles on anyone else because the previously mention demographics are missing for Trump reasons, who just happen to be an old White racist....coincidentally aligning himself with the old regime of the 60s until JFK came along.
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/11/18 05:06 AM


Adam Schiff
‏Verified account @RepAdamSchiff
9h9 hours ago

Adam Schiff Retweeted CNN Politics

Firing Rod Rosenstein because he approved a warrant that may produce evidence against the President or his lawyer is nothing more than a blatant attempt to obstruct justice.

There is a mechanism for Cohen to challenge the search of his home or business — it’s called a court.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 04/12/18 03:05 AM

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-coh...hollywood-tape/

The FBI search and seizure warrants executed against President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen mentioned President Trump's name several times, sources familiar with the documents tell CBS News' Jeff Pegues. Sources who've seen the warrants told Pegues it appeared to them that the real target of the raids was Mr. Trump. One source called it a "search and destroy mission."

The search warrants also listed records related to the release of the so-called "Access Hollywood" tape, sources familiar with the matter told CBS News' Andres Triay and Len Tepper. The New York Times first reported the connection to the tape. The warrants executed at Cohen's office, hotel room and home became public knowledge Monday.

The FBI raid of Cohen's home, office and hotel room stemmed from information gathered during the course of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling but is part of a separate federal investigation. The searches were spearheaded by the FBI's public corruption unit.

Investigators were also looking for information related to non-disclosure agreements between Cohen and adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is cooperating with federal investigators.

Cohen has admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 ahead of the election, although the White House has continued to deny any sexual encounter between Mr. Trump and the adult film star

The raids were personally approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The "Access Hollywood" tape from 2005 was released in 2016, weeks before the presidential election, and included audio of vulgar comments by Mr. Trump about women.

Mr. Trump on Monday night called the raids a "disgrace" and part of a "witch hunt."

"It's a real disgrace," Mr. Trump said. He called it "an attack on our country," and he complained, "That is really a whole new level of unfairness."

Mr. Trump has declined to directly answer whether he will fire Mueller, but on Monday claimed "many people" have suggested he should.

"I think it's a disgrace what's going on," the president said. "We'll see what happens. ... Many people have said you should fire him."
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 04/13/18 04:49 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/politics/donald-trump-james-comey-book-revelations/index.html

It is nothing less than the most devastating, contemporaneous takedown of a sitting president in modern history.

The James Comey storm, brewing menacingly on the horizon for months, slammed into the White House just after 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, as the first leaks of the fired FBI director's explosive new book started gushing out.

Proving that revenge is a dish best served cold, Comey waited 11 months to exact his retribution for his dismissal by President Donald Trump last May. When it came it was unsparing, richly detailed and mortifying for the President.

He painted Trump as a relentless liar who is obsessively unethical, devoid of humanity and a slave to his ego, who is clueless about his job and unconcerned about a Russian assault on American democracy
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/14/18 07:55 AM




Remember the last jacka** we had in the White House taunting " Mission Accomplished"?
Maybe he sizes up a war similarly like his presidency, a "legend in his own mind" and "If that's progress, I'll stick with going back to peace and normalcy"


https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/us-trump-syria
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/15/18 05:16 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/14/politics/donald-trump-mission-accomplished/index.html

Less than 12 hours after he addressed the nation to announce a series of military strikes against Syria, President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter.

"A perfectly executed strike last night," he wrote. "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!"

Mission. Accomplished.
You might remember those two words emblazoned on a massive red, white and blue banner that hung behind the last Republican president -- George W. Bush -- as he spoke aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. Bush's speech that day was regarded as a marker of the end of "major combat operations" in Iraq after just over a month of fighting.

As the war in Iraq dragged on for years to come and American casualties piled up, the "Mission Accomplished" banner became a punch line, a telling indication of the Bush administration's gross underestimation of the challenge posed by the conflict.
Years later, as he was preparing to leave office, Bush acknowledged the banner was a mistake.
"It was a sign aimed at the sailors on the ship, but it conveyed a broader knowledge," Bush said in 2008. "To some it said, well, Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over, when I didn't think that. But nonetheless, it conveyed the wrong message."
And now, just hours removed from strikes on Syria that were hotly debated even within his administration -- and for which there is no congressional authorization -- Trump is using those same words to declare victory.

What it suggests is either an ignorance of or a disinterest in recent history. Anyone -- and I mean anyone -- who has followed the political and policy debate in this country for the last 20 years knows exactly what the words "mission accomplished" conjure up. Particularly when in reference to a military strike against a foreign power. In the Middle East. With fears of escalation into a broader regional war rampant.

Words matter. Even if George W. Bush and the "Mission Accomplished" banner never existed, it's more than a little bit strange for Trump to declare victory so soon after he announced the strikes.

Here's the key piece of what he said Friday night
"The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Establishing this deterrent is a vital national security interest of the United States. The combined American, British, and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power -- military, economic, and diplomatic. We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents."
If we are "prepared to sustain" our "response" until Syria stops the use of chemical weapons forever, it may well take more than a single night of missile strikes. And, isn't Trump the one who blasted the likes of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for supposedly telegraphing the United States' strategic moves?

Trump tweeting out "Mission Accomplished" won't make one missile miss or knock one US ship off course.
But Trump would do well to remember the words of philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/15/18 11:04 AM

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/michael-cohen-and-the-end-stage-of-the-trump-presidency

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

By Adam Davidson April 14, 2018
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/26/18 07:38 PM

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/26/trump-cohen-remarks-fox-prosecutors-555793

Trump's comments cause him legal headaches — again

'For his lawyers, it must be like watching your toddler play in traffic,' one former federal prosecutor said.

By JOSH GERSTEIN

04/26/2018 11:38 AM EDT

Updated 04/26/2018 05:42 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's penchant for freewheeling chatter on issues being litigated in court landed him in hot water again Thursday, potentially upending his attorneys' strategy in ongoing court battles involving his personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

In a matter of about 90 seconds in a "Fox and Friends" interview, Trump appeared to undercut Cohen's claim that he acted on his own in paying $130,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election and managed to weaken his own attorneys' arguments in an ongoing fight over records the FBI seized from Cohen's home, office and hotel room.

"It's just a complete nightmare for his lawyers," said Ken White, a former federal corruption prosecutor based in Los Angeles. "The problem isn't just what he specifically admits in these statements. It's constantly generating inconsistent statements about issues that are going to be litigated, and that's what he has been doing."

"For his lawyers, it must be like watching your toddler play in traffic," White said. "You've got a client completely out of control."
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/27/18 04:36 AM

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/26/trump-orbit-crash-burn-218109

Trump’s Ever-Mounting Scrap Heap

The president is under fire, but it’s the people in his orbit who end up in disgrace.

By MICHAEL KRUSE April 26, 2018
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Re: President Trump Live - 04/27/18 05:06 AM

William "Bill" Kristol is an American neo-conservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor-at-large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks

Bill Kristol
‏Verified account @BillKristol
23h23 hours ago

For now, Republicans trying to work with Trump can honestly say,
"He's president. It's a fact. We've got to accept it and make the best of it."
But whom the Republican Party nominates in 2020 is a choice to be made, not a fate to be accepted. And we can do better than Trump.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 04/27/18 07:13 AM

Look at the different scenarios at play here in which Trump is single handedly destroying the country and even the globe. First day in office, we get to actually see his propensity for lying by the statement that he had the biggest presidential inauguration in history. Next he has successfully set out to undo any advancements that Obama and Democrats set in place such as, environmental improvements, banking regulations, a highly touted tax cut which adds 2 Trillion dollars to a budget Republicans dare not mention or approve 2 years ago. He has brought into the White House, scandals equal to or exceeding Richard M. Nixon's road to impeachment and last but definitely not least, the sad reality that he's a pathological liar who has destroyed people lives, fractured good will in regard to race relation and harmony within our society and culture. I love it when cwjga offers a defense toward Trump which we all know is like having a serial killer in our mist, who was caught on video along with having several eye witness observing a killing. but but but....... I'm embarrassed for you cwjga, solely for the fact that you'll attempt to travel 23,999 miles in the opposite direction (the earth is 24000 to get to your 1 mile destination.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 04/30/18 01:19 PM

A tweet. so true

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5m5 minutes ago

NEWS ALERT:

A Nobel Peace Prize isn't earned by threatening to annihilate an entire country with "fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
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Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 04/30/18 01:49 PM

Well, maybe he (Trump) is looking to be a one hit wonder. Reminds me of the German dictator Adolf Hitler, one kind act over a 2 week period should erase many years of genocide, murder and thievery. whistle
How many candidates in prison as we speak can qualify for the grand Nobel prize but ironically so, the first presentation was given to the man that invented dynamite. crazy


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-campaign...topstories.html
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Re: President Trump Live - 05/03/18 03:58 PM

On MSNBC, they were discussing whether Trump would ever sit down with Mueller. Eugene Robinson said if Trump sits down with Mueller, in 30 minutes Trump will confess to three felonies that Mueller doesn't even know about. grin
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 05/04/18 10:23 AM





https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-...t-until-n871291

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/04/politics/trump-giuliani-facts/index.html
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Re: President Trump Live - 05/06/18 12:46 PM

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018...es-sot-sotu.cnn

Tapper to Conway: I'd like Trump to stop lying
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 05/06/18 03:29 PM

Stormy Daniels' attorney called Rudy Giuliani's @ThisWeekABC interview "one of the worst TV appearances by any attorney on behalf of a client in modern times."

“I can’t believe that that actually just happened," @MichaelAvenatti told @GStephanopoulos.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 05/06/18 06:14 PM

Brian Krassenstein
‏ @krassenstein
53m53 minutes ago

Fox News is telling their viewers that the Mueller Probe has drug on for too long

Funny, because they didn't mention anything about the Hillary email probe or Benghazi probe:

Hillary Investigations: 72 Months, 0 Indictments

Trump/Russia - 14 Months, 23 indictments & counting.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 05/07/18 07:09 AM

Trump said Putin is a great leader. Trump wishes he could kill off his opposition like Putin does.

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USA TODAY
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Vladimir Putin faced seven minor candidates. His strongest opponent was barred from running.
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Re: President Trump Live - 05/11/18 01:08 PM

NBC News
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JUST IN: Former VP Biden on White House aide's comments about Sen. McCain:

"People have wondered when decency would hit rock bottom with this administration. It happened yesterday."
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Re: President Trump Live - 05/11/18 01:13 PM

The Atlantic Retweeted
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Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence,
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Re: President Trump Live - 05/11/18 06:54 PM

Some very interesting reading here.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/us/unskilled-immigrants-history-quotes/index.html

When Kelly says these immigrants can't fit in, historians hear 'echo from the past'

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN

Updated 7:09 PM ET, Fri May 11, 2018
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 05/11/18 07:26 PM

Great reporting Kyle, I've gone to many graduations from high school to major universities and this ignorant bigoted racist apparently haven't notice the classes of immigrants getting Bachelors, Masters and PHD's to utilize back in their impoverish homelands or better yet, how many foreign doctors are now in your hometown? I know in mines, White doctors and becoming the minority.


http://fortune.com/2017/07/05/us-immigrants-education/



https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-high-school-dropout-rates
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 05/11/18 07:48 PM





While the president and his staff paint a picture of sh*thole countries, maybe he can address the sh*thole areas in our own backyard along with high drug use, lack of education and jobs.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 05/12/18 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/michael-cohen-and-the-end-stage-of-the-trump-presidency

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

By Adam Davidson April 14, 2018



http://www.msnbc.com/craig-melvin/watch/...n-1231148611662

There's a dullard here this morning attempting to rewrite history but the fool doesn't seem to understand that history is already being recorded, we now have the worst president on US history and turning back the hands of time is a fruitless wish of a tired old man.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 05/14/18 05:45 AM

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-mothers-day-video_us_5af84d23e4b0e57cd9fa6dc9

President Donald Trump praised his late mother as “incredible” in a Mother’s Day video on Sunday but made no mention of his wife, Melania, who’s the mother of his youngest son.

Nor did he mention his two ex-wives, with whom he had four other children, in a message posted to Twitter.

Trump recognized the holiday as “one of the most important days of the year,” calling it “a special opportunity to honor all of the mothers and grandmothers in our lives.”

“She was just incredible,” he said of his late mother, Mary MacLeod Trump, an immigrant from Scotland. “Warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically she was a really nice person.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 05/29/18 04:27 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-...-201243372.html

When it comes to promoting conspiracy theories, Donald Trump Jr. seems to take after his father.

As Roseanne Barr embarked on a Tuesday morning Twitter barrage that led ABC to cancel her sitcom, the president’s son retweeted two of her posts attacking billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, including one that called Soros, a Holocaust survivor, “a Nazi.”
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Roseanne Barr’s claims about George Soros on Tuesday.

An earlier Barr tweet with a racist slur against former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was cited by the network when it pulled the plug on its top-rated show. Barr has since deleted the tweet, which referred to Jarrett, who is African-American, as the offspring of the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes.”

Trump Jr. did not retweet that one.

A spokesman for Soros said Barr’s “false allegations are insulting to the victims of the Holocaust” and “an affront to Mr. Soros & his family, who against the odds managed to survive.”

Right-wing conspiracy theories portraying Soros — who is Jewish and was 9 years old when World War II began — as a Nazi collaborator have become internet staples. Propagated by the likes of former Fox News host Glenn Beck, actor James Wood, and conservative commentators Ann Coulter, Dinesh D’Souza and Mike Cernovich, that belief has become an article of faith in some Republican quarters.
Investor, business magnate, philanthropist and political activist George Soros has been a target of right-wing conspiracy theories.

But after Beck devoted a show to exposing what he believed to be the secret truth about Soros, Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman issued a statement calling the segment “repugnant.”

“For a political commentator or entertainer to have the audacity to say – inaccurately – that there’s a Jewish boy sending Jews to death camps, as part of a broader assault on Mr. Soros, that’s horrific,” Foxman wrote. “While I, too, may disagree with many of Soros’ views and analysis on the issues, to bring in this kind of innuendo about his past is unacceptable. To hold a young boy responsible for what was going on around him during the Holocaust as part of a larger effort to denigrate the man is repugnant.”

Trump Jr., like his father, has a well-documented history of retweeting or liking politically divisive messages on Twitter, as he did in February when he liked a message on the platform that promoted a conspiracy theory about 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, or when, in 2016, Trump Jr. retweeted an attack on Hillary Clinton by Kevin MacDonald, who the Times of Israel called a “psychologist notorious for his theories of Jewish manipulation and control.”

The Trump organization did not respond to a request for a comment.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 06/01/18 07:59 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-fatal-flaw-becoming-dangerous-even-173821635.html

President’s Trump’s best asset as a politician right now is the strong US economy. Unemployment is low, profits are up and Americans feel more secure than they have in over a decade.

If Trump simply let the economy do its thing, he’d have a solid pitch to voters come the midterm elections in November: You’re better off with me and my fellow Republicans in charge. Let’s keep it that way.

Trump seems motivated by something else, however. It’s clear by now he’s obsessed with trade, and with rewiring the global flow of goods that has evolved during the last 30 years.
His latest moves include the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on allies that seemed likely to gain exemptions, including Canada, Mexico and the 28 countries of the European Union. Trump has now made clear: No exemptions. And as expected, those trade partners have responded in kind, announcing tariffs on a like amount of American imports including motorcycles, bourbon, pork, apples and cheese.

Trump may be just getting started. On May 29 he announced there will be new tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China, beginning in mid-June. He’s also considering tariffs of up to 25% on 8 million imported autos Americans purchase each year. And who knows what else.
No winners in a trade war

These are the trade wars Trump thinks he can win, and Trump is no longer threatening such wars—he’s launching them. Since the United States imports more than it exports, Trump seems to think we can slap tariffs on a lot more products than any trading partner can. But this is financial markets’ worst fear regarding Trump, because escalating tariffs can easily become a war of attrition in which governments destroy value and the “winner” is whoever loses the least.

I’ve referred to Trump before as 70s Man: He views smokestack industries such as steel and coal as the backbone of American economic might, even though we’ve evolved into a service and technology economy with manufacturing as an important, but declining, sector. Trump’s fatal flaw is this outdated view of the economy. He feels manufacturing is so important that he’s willing to sacrifice jobs and profits elsewhere—in retail and agriculture, for example—to boost a sector that has been in natural decline as a portion of the nation’s overall economic output.

Economies change continually, with new industries always displacing old ones. Workers in declining industries undoubtedly get hurt, as jobs disappear and the new ones created are in different fields hundreds of miles away. The United States has done an inadequate job of helping displaced workers adapt and find new ways to prosper, and Trump has adroitly appealed to the “forgotten men and women” other politicians have jabbered about but done little or nothing to help.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

But Trump’s style of protectionism will produce more displaced workers, in the industries that are harmed as the collateral damage in his trade wars. This will happen in at least two ways. First, tariffs are a tax that boosts the price of the protected product, in this case steel and aluminum. So domestic producers earn more money and might hire more workers. But other companies that purchase those products, such as producers of cars, appliances and beverages, now have to pay more, and their products become more expensive, which means sales could suffer. That kills profits and jobs.

More damage comes from retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries, which raises the prices of American exports and reduces sales. Some US farmers and business owners have already been complaining about reduced access to Chinese markets, after tit-for-tat protectionist measures by both countries. Trump’s Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, said in April that Americans need to “absorb a little bit of pain” to get better trade deals that will help the US economy. Well, the pain is arriving. What Americans really need to do is tolerate the pain longer than our trade-war foes, hoping they blink first.

The stock market has been flat this year, which is odd given that the Trump tax cuts signed in 2017 have sent corporate profits soaring. Business leaders cite Trump-style protectionism as one of their top concerns, and market selloffs have typically followed Trump’s tariff announcements this year. Many investors view Trump’s tariffs as temporary cudgels meant to establish leverage he can use for negotiating better trade deals, but they are starting to look more like long-term policies that could weigh down markets indefinitely.

There’s also been blowback to Trump’s protectionism in farm states crucial to the outcome of the US midterm elections, including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and North Dakota, as farmers discover new barriers to selling their products overseas. Does Trump care? Is there a master plan for ironing this all out by November? Increasingly, it seems like there is not. 70s Man wants his tariffs, and more US steel on the street. The rest of the economy can wait.

Confidential tip line: rickjnewman@yahoo.com
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 06/01/18 11:57 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-apos-tweets-growing-135507734.html

A growing majority of voters think President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, with its more than 50 million followers, is harmful to the United States.

The new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found 62% of voters classify Trump’s tweets as “a bad thing” while 20% said it was “a good thing.” These numbers show a slight shift in opinion about Trump’s use of Twitter from last June, when 59% of voters said the tweets were a bad thing while 23% said they were a good thing.
Posted by: kyle585

Re: President Trump Live - 06/05/18 06:18 PM


Ed Krassenstein
‏ @EdKrassen
2m2 minutes ago

Kelly Sadler is gone. Just two more to go.... Trump and Pence!
2 replies 8 retweets 28 likes
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Re: President Trump Live - 06/15/18 04:01 AM

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Remember when Trump first took office and people were arguing about who the worst President in US history was?
No one’s arguing now.
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Re: President Trump Live - 06/20/18 04:56 PM

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Don't get it twisted- @realDonaldTrump and @jeffsessions are gaslighting Americans into complicity + the harm to immigrant children + families remains.

Read this thread! #EndFamilyDetention #ShutDownSessions #AbolishICE #WomenDisobeyBob Bland added,
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/03/18 01:50 PM

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This story is so unsurprising. Bad people do bad things in all aspects of their life, and Jordan is fundamentally a bad person.Matthew Miller added,
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Rep. Jim Jordan is being accused by former wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pow...-sexual-n888386 … via @csiemaszko
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/09/18 04:40 PM

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Cohen knows where all the NDA agreements, the money laundering and the treason. Cohen knows more than that. We will find out what he knows shortly, as Trump is putting distance between him and his fixer, which can only mean it is about to come out..what Cohen knows.
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/09/18 04:53 PM

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Trump officials claim he has an "ironclad" commitment to support NATO’s Article 5 but NATO members don't believe he'll say what his aides say he'll say, a unique problem for foreign officials dealing w/ this administration [because Trump is a liar, compromised by Putin].
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"When you're talking to Mattis it’s a normal conversation and you imagine for a moment you're dealing with a normal administration," a senior European official tells Axios. "But then you look at Trump's Twitter feed and you realize none of it matters." https://www.axios.com/trump-european-tri...ampaign=organic
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/11/18 04:25 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kerry-slams-trumps-strange-disgraceful-nato-performance-183804567.html

Kerry slams Trump’s 'strange,' 'disgraceful' NATO performance

“I’ve never seen a president say anything as strange or counterproductive as President Trump’s harangue against NATO and Germany,” Kerry said in a scathing statement. “It was disgraceful, destructive, and flies in the face of actual American interests.”

Speaking before a breakfast with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, Trump accused Germany of being held “captive” by Russia.

“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump said. “Because they will be getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from Russia and a new pipeline. And you tell me if that’s appropriate, because I think it’s not.”

Trump also decried U.S. allies for not contributing more to military spending and demanded that NATO double its stated goal of each country committing 2 percent of their gross domestic product to the defense budget by 2025. And he insisted that they pay 2 percent “immediately.”

“Many countries are not paying what they should,” Trump said. “And, frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back, where they’re delinquent, as far as I’m concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them.”

Those comments dismayed Kerry, who felt compelled to speak out in a prepared statement.

“Why would an American president whose first NATO meeting last year was a disaster, show up in Belgium this year just to prove he doesn’t understand how vital alliances have made a huge difference for the security of the United States and the lives of Europeans?” Kerry asked. “I’d think he might remember that it was NATO that stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States after 9/11, among many other contributions.”

Current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is with Trump in Brussels, released a statement that sounded more in line with Kerry than the commander in chief.

“NATO is the most successful alliance in history,” Pompeo tweeted. “All #NATO allies have committed to extending this success through increased defense spending, deterrence and defense, and fighting terrorism. Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protects. This remains our bedrock belief.”
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/18 04:46 AM

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"New York City voted nine to one against Donald Trump, because we already knew him"
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/18 07:07 AM

http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/panic-vladimir-putin-button-trump/11639/

Earlier this week Vladimir Putin concluded that he and his puppet Donald Trump had overextended themselves. Putin announced that he didn’t think he would accept Trump’s offer to visit the White House. Sure enough, Trump took the hint, and “postponed” the planned visit until next year. It was clear that Putin wanted to avoid standing next to Trump for quite awhile, in the hope that accusations of treason against Trump would blow over. Then everything blew up yesterday, and now Putin is hitting the panic button.

Last night we learned that Michael Cohen witnessed Donald Trump signing off on Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with the Russians during the elections, and that Cohen is willing to testify about it. This changes everything, because it looked like there would never be a witness willing to confirm that Trump knew about the meeting. Now that there is, we can draw a fairly straight line from Donald Trump to an eventual prison cell.
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/28/18 01:06 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/don-lemon-unloads-donald-trump-091320086.html

.@DonLemon: "Donald Trump's presidency can be defined by lies. ... The sheer number of lies can be overwhelming. And the danger is that we'll become numb to all this. ... But there's a larger question here. Can the truth survive President Trump?" https://cnn.it/2K0QlEw

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CNN’s Don Lemon says Donald Trump’s presidency “can be defined by lies.”

On Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” the news anchor claimed Trump had told “well over 2,000” untruths during his time in the White House.

Lemon said the “sheer number of lies can be overwhelming,” but also warned people may “become numb to all of this” and tell themselves it’s “just Trump being Trump.”

“This is a man who built his campaign on lies,” Lemon continued, before noting just some of the falsehoods spouted by Trump before he’d even entered the Oval Office. In May, Lemon doubled down on calling Trump a racist.
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/30/18 02:31 PM

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House Republicans offered a budget proposal on Tuesday that would cut mandatory spending by $5.4 trillion over a decade, including $537 billion in cuts to Medicare and $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid and other health programs.

On Medicare, the budget would move towards a system of private health insurance plans competing with one other, rather than the current open-ended, government-provided Medicare system.

On Medicaid, the budget would impose new caps that could lead to cuts in payments over time.

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/393028...d-spending-cuts
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Re: President Trump Live - 07/30/18 02:46 PM

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Italian PM Giuseppe Conte, at the White House today, offered his condolences to president* Trump for the tragedy that is the California wildfires.

Donald Trump appeared to respond with, "I'm sorry, what?"

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Re: President Trump Live - 08/03/18 05:01 PM

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Re: President Trump Live - 09/08/18 11:12 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/8-year-o...-015022376.html


Remember the days of goodwill and kind humanity but all we receive is an idiot in the White House who defies the skills of good parenting. My wife states that the subject of Trump and politics have been suspended due to the political & racial divide since he has come into office, particularly a commander in chief that conducts himself no better than one of their classmate

https://www.yahoo.com/news/associates-sp...rc=bell-brknews
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/08/19 07:57 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryIhzFAAOgc
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/14/19 03:02 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ylZqXZUYA
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/14/19 03:44 PM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/politics/republicans-shutdown-donald-trump/index.html

Republicans are losing the shutdown blame game -- and they can't do anything about it
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Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 2:18 PM ET, Mon January 14, 2019
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 04:13 AM

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I’ve been in a *wait for the Mueller report* mode but at some point the damage to America outweighs the need for thoroughness.
We’ve reached that point.

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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 06:35 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


My son was there. Said Trump knocked it out of the park, as usual.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 07:54 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


My son was there. Said Trump knocked it out of the park, as usual.
LOL OMG. It runs in the family? Soon Trump will be knocked out of the White House.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 08:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


My son was there. Said Trump knocked it out of the park, as usual.
LOL OMG. It runs in the family? Soon Trump will be knocked out of the White House.


Quote:
It runs in the family?


I have a good idea what runs in your family...

Quote:

Soon Trump will be knocked out of the White House.


That's a LOW IQ comment.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
That's a LOW IQ comment.
I am beginning to understand why you know so much about LOW IQ.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 08:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
That's a LOW IQ comment.
I am beginning to understand why you know so much about LOW IQ.


Yeah...because I see it from you, and that other LOW IQ user!
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker


My son was there. Said Trump knocked it out of the park, as usual.


I'd like to attend one of the Presidents rally's.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
I'd like to attend one of the Presidents rally's.
I don't recall any other president holding rallies after they are elected. But since he is going to be forced from office later this year I guess this is his last hooray.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
I don't recall any other president holding rallies after they are elected.


I guess you should check that before you open your lips.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 01:44 PM

I submit that you cannot be both a Trump supporter and a loyal American wanting to live in a democracy in the greatest nation the world has ever known..

Either Trump is being blackmailed by Putin or he wants to be a dictator like Putin and Putin is helping him.

Trump has went bankrupt 4-5 times and no American banks would loan him money any more. But Russia would loan him money and he is now under their control.

How would he become a dictator? You do a partial shutdown of our government. After a few weeks or months, this causes protests that become increasingly violent. Trump then declares martial law and brings in the military to maintain order. Now he is almost there.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
I don't recall any other president holding rallies after they are elected.


I guess you should check that before you open your lips.


He open his brain, since the beginning of presidential history in the US, campaigning is usually relegate to re election which typically starts a year before the national election. This fool went back out into the field every time he saw his popularity drop and like trained monkeys, you guys accommodated him, the main emphasis to re election is to expand your support, in his case, he only wanted to be re assurance that someone was following his kookiness. laugh
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
I don't recall any other president holding rallies after they are elected.

I guess you should check that before you open your lips.

https://thetylt.com/politics/donald-trump-campaign-rallies-post-election

Since the 2016 election, President Trump has held 24 rallies across the country. Trump claims the rallies allow him to speak directly to the American people, but others believe they are meant to distract the public and massage Trump's ego—rather than further his agenda. While it is not uncommon for sitting presidents to hold rallies leading up to their re-election, many are surprised as to why the president has held so many so early into his tenure.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
I don't recall any other president holding rallies after they are elected.

I guess you should check that before you open your lips.

https://thetylt.com/politics/donald-trump-campaign-rallies-post-election

Since the 2016 election, President Trump has held 24 rallies across the country. Trump claims the rallies allow him to speak directly to the American people, but others believe they are meant to distract the public and massage Trump's ego—rather than further his agenda. While it is not uncommon for sitting presidents to hold rallies leading up to their re-election, many are surprised as to why the president has held so many so early into his tenure.


Good of you to admit your error.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 02:40 PM

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Trump said he'd run USA like 1 of his businesses?
The 1 thing he didn't lie about
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Good of you to admit your error.
If I make an error I admit it. One thing that many people find so disgusting about Trump is that he has never admitted making a mistake in his whole life.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 02:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Good of you to admit your error.
If I make an error I admit it. One thing that many people find so disgusting about Trump is that he has never admitted making a mistake in his whole life.


There you go again, one would think that you would learn from your mistakes. Oh well, we can't all be like Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Good of you to admit your error.
If I make an error I admit it. One thing that many people find so disgusting about Trump is that he has never admitted making a mistake in his whole life.
There you go again, one would think that you would learn from your mistakes. Oh well, we can't all be like Trump.
I have no idea what you are talking about. IF we were all like Trump and afraid of the sight of blood, the human race would soon cease to exist.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
One thing that many people find so disgusting about Trump is that he has never admitted making a mistake in his whole life.

I have no idea what you are talking about. IF we were all like Trump and afraid of the sight of blood, the human race would soon cease to exist.


You are making statements that are are false. If you actually had credibility it is now gone.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
One thing that many people find so disgusting about Trump is that he has never admitted making a mistake in his whole life.

I have no idea what you are talking about. IF we were all like Trump and afraid of the sight of blood, the human race would soon cease to exist.
You are making statements that are are false. If you actually had credibility it is now gone.

Really? Why is that? And Trump brags he would of made a great general! What a pathetic person.

https://www.youtube.com/watc

Trump talks about unease at the sight of blood


During a 2008 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump shared a story about an elderly man who fell off a stage at Mar-a-Lago during a charity event.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-time-d...in-front-of-him

The Time Donald Trump Turned Away in Disgust While a Man Was Bleeding to Death in Front of Him
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
You are making statements that are are false. If you actually had credibility it is now gone.
You must have me confused with Trump. He is the guy with no credibility. Bob Mueller will soon finish him off.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/18/19 06:58 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Schwartz_(author)

Tony Schwartz (born May 2, 1952)[1] is an American journalist, business book author, professional speaker,[2] and the ghostwriter[3] and co-author of Trump: The Art of the Deal.

In 1985, Schwartz began interviewing Donald Trump to ghostwrite Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987), for which he was credited as co-author.[3] According to Schwartz, Trump wrote none of the book, choosing only to remove a few critical mentions of business colleagues at the end of the process.[3]

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Michael Cohen has the goods on Trump. I have no doubt he is telling the truth that Trump ordered Him to lie to Congress. And to do many other criminal activities. If the rule of law prevails, Trump will spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/19/19 03:16 AM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/18/opinions/trump-impeachment-inquiry-right-now-zelizer/index.html

Impeachment inquiry is the right idea right now

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst


Updated 1:46 AM ET, Sat January 19, 2019

(CNN)I ran into a senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives while traveling Thursday night. After introducing myself and telling this member about my work as a political analyst and historian, this person asked me the question that seems to be on almost everyone's mind: Is it time to impeach President Donald Trump?

The answer to that question is changing by the minute.

A few hours after this encounter, BuzzFeed published a shocking story alleging that Trump instructed his former fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower, a real estate deal that was being discussed during the 2016 campaign. According to the story, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. had been regularly updated on the project as well. A spokesman for Ivanka Trump's ethics counsel Abbe Lowell has made a statement emphasizing that Ms. Trump was "only minimally involved" in the project.

CNN has not independently confirmed the BuzzFeed story. And in an unusual move Friday evening, a spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller said, "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate."

BuzzFeed responded with its own statement standing behind the report. If the BuzzFeed story is true, the news will be devastating. Both Presidents Nixon and Clinton were charged as part of their impeachment proceedings for coaching witnesses to make false testimony.

Until recently, the voices calling for impeachment proceedings have been limited. Billionaire Tom Steyer has conducted a one-man advertising campaign to make the case and build political support for impeachment. There have also been a few Democrats in the House beating the drums that the time has come to start this process. Still, when first-term legislator Rashida Tlaib said, "We're going to impeach the m*****f****r!" there was an uproar -- and not just about her choice of words.

But the momentum toward impeachment appears to be growing at a rapid pace. Former attorney general Eric Holder tweeted that if the BuzzFeed story is true, "Congress must begin impeachment proceedings." On the cover story of the next Atlantic, Yoni Appelbaum outlines one of the most powerful cases thus far as to why we need impeachment proceedings now and how they have been extremely valuable at previous moments in American history.
Ben Sherman, a Democrat from California, re-introduced articles of impeachment earlier this month. Congressman Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that his committee will investigate in response to the BuzzFeed story.

In other words, the tide feels as if it might be turning.

There are many good reasons for House Democrats to start this process now. The most important is that Congress needs to provide some kind of public accounting for what this President might or might not have done. Because the Republican Congress dropped the ball in conducting serious public hearings into the election, the potential obstruction, and all of the other accusations swirling around this administration, most of the investigative legwork has been completed by news reporters and Robert Mueller's legal team. The result is that much of the information-gathering has been done in secret.

It is now time for Congress, the institution that will ultimately determine whether the President has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, to launch its own proceedings. Congress cannot rely on the Department of Justice to handle this job alone. The House can either first turn to relevant committees to conduct hearings of their own before turning the matter over to Judiciary. Or, as occurred under Peter Rodino in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee could conduct an investigation of its own by assembling a first-rate team of lawyers and calling witnesses. The Judiciary Committee can then make a determination as to whether the weight of evidence moves them to vote for articles of impeachment.

Political considerations should not dictate what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to do. There are moments in American political history when congressional leaders have the obligation to do the right thing regardless of the potential political costs. Given the body of very serious charges that are now facing this President, it would be almost reckless for the House to refrain from investigating.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/19/19 07:30 AM

I had to laugh a couple of weeks ago when a Republican member of the House on TV said the Dems should legislate, not investigate. Ya, they would love all this swept under the rung. mad
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 01/19/19 02:22 PM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/19/opinions/womens-march-antisemitism-why-im-marching-sklar/index.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/25/19 03:49 PM

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Nixon resigned for obstructing justice to cover up a conspiracy led by Americans to break into DNC.

Trump will be removed for obstructing justice to cover up a conspiracy led by Russians to hack DNC.

Lightning never strikes the same place twice unless Roger Stone is present!


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Re: President Trump Live - 01/25/19 05:20 PM

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Donald Trump's approval rating continues to fall as Nancy Pelosi is now more popular than at any point this decade https://trib.al/ogMFmSx
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/25/19 05:22 PM

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Always a good day when a white supremacist groin grabber surrenders to a powerful woman.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/25/19 05:25 PM

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In the showdown with Nancy Pelosi, Trump's been exposed as pitifully weak, all bluster, a pathetic negotiator. Pelosi rolled him in every way. Egged on by right wingers, the whole thing was buffoonish from start to finish. *This* is how Trump's Art of the Deal works in real life.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/26/19 10:20 AM

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For Trump to be innocent...

1) Members of his campaign decided to meet with Russians without his knowledge.

2) Each one chose to lie about it without his approval.

Yep, it’s that simple.
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Re: President Trump Live - 01/26/19 03:28 PM

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/26/louisiana-shooting-deaths/2689153002/

I see that the brown immigrants are pushing our young men to kill once again.
Posted by: Formermac

Re: President Trump Live - 01/26/19 07:14 PM

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/26/politics/...down/index.html
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/28/19 05:36 AM

http://grassrootsdempolitics.com/index.php/2019/01/28/gop-lawmakers-who-spent-july-4-in-moscow/

JANUARY 28, 2019 BY @EMOLCLAUSE
GOP Lawmakers Who Spent July 4 In Moscow

You will remember that eight Republican lawmakers spent the July 4 (2018) weekend in Moscow. The story was met with outrage back in the U.S. as was very well stated in this July 5, 2018 WaPo piece, by Karoun Demirjian.

The most troubling aspect of this July 4 visit was that while the GOP lawmakers were in Moscow, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report concluding that Russia did indeed interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections to help then GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Even more troubling, according to Demirjian’s piece, the Russians were mocking the GOP Legislators on Russia’s state TV, with one military expert Igor Korotchenko reportedly saying, “We need to look down at them[GOP lawmakers] and say: You came because you needed to, not because we did.”Simply put, this July 4 Moscow visit was a total embarrassment to the U.S. and the Russians knew it too
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 01/28/19 07:11 AM

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Trump threatens to shut down the government again in 3 weeks if he doesn’t get his wall.

Since his last shutdown cost him 6-8 approval points, one more shutdown should finish him off.
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Re: President Trump Live - 02/05/19 08:00 PM

Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/06/19 05:43 AM

Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
That is one grumpy picture. He is thinking becoming a dictator is taking longer than Putin told me it would take.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/15/19 02:28 PM

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As reported on MSNBC, Ann COULTER just said the only national emergency is DONALD TRUMP IS A IDIOT! ….I AGREE WITH HER ON THIS POINT,
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Re: President Trump Live - 02/16/19 07:49 AM


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Nancy Pelosil
Walls, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists, are “immoral.” The Democratic Leader of the Senate, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, opposes a wall. Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries insists



they did not oppose it when obama built most of it
Posted by: bluezone

Re: President Trump Live - 02/16/19 07:51 AM

Quote:
Nearly 700 Miles of Fencing at the US-Mexico Border ...
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some 700 miles of border fencing had already been completed along the country's nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, much of it during Barack Obama's presidency, as part of the Secure Fence Act of 2006
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why was nancy and chuck silent about the 700 miles being built many years ago?
Posted by: bluezone

Re: President Trump Live - 02/16/19 07:56 AM

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Nearly 700 Miles of Fencing at the US-Mexico Border ...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/700-miles-fencing-us-mexico-border-exist/...
some 700 miles of border fencing had already been completed along the country's nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, much of it during Barack Obama's presidency, as part of the Secure Fence Act of 2006
.

why did nancy and chuck not complain about the Secure Fence Act of 2006?

they have had nearly 13 years to do something about it
Posted by: bluezone

Re: President Trump Live - 02/16/19 08:02 AM

Quote:
DHS forced to release 2K illegal aliens into U.S. due to overcrowding ...
DHS forced to release 2K illegal aliens into U.S. due to crowded detention centers ... Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
...

Set up busing to deliver them to nancy and chucks homes so they can house them and take care of them while their paperwork is processed

laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/16/19 08:05 PM

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Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/17/19 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
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That's right, it's one of those "national emergencies" where the country is being "invaded" but you as president haven't checked in with your Defense SecretarySeth Abramson added,
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Just in: Acting Sec of Defense Shanahan just told reporters he hasn’t determined if there is a military necessity for a border wall or how much money Defense will even spend. Shanahan said he hasn’t yet spoken to President Trump.
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President Barack Obama National Emergencies.

Oct. 23, 2009: Declaration of a National Emergency With Respect to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, was never terminated or continued;
April 12, 2010 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia, continued in 2018;
Feb. 25, 2011 (still in effect): Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya, continued in February 2018;
July 24, 2011 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations, continued in July 2018;
May 16, 2012 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen, continued in May 2012;
June 25, 2012: Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons, revoked in 2015;
March 6, 2014 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine, continued in March 2018;
April 3, 2014 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan, continued in March 2018;
May 12, 2014 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic, continued in May 2018;
March 8, 2015 (still in effect): Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela, continued in March 2018;
April 1, 2015 (still in effect): Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities, continued in March 2018;
Nov. 22, 2015 (still in effect): Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi, continued in November 2018.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/17/19 07:14 AM

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/hi...ngEwDj4Khw66HAk

Donald Trump is getting eaten alive
Shirley Kennedy | 9:00 pm EST February 16, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/17/19 12:53 PM

Rob Reiner (All in the Family 1971-1979) 2 hours ago

For the first time in American history we are celebrating a Presidents weekend with a President who has and is conspiring with an enemy power to destroy Democracy. Let that sink in.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/17/19 03:14 PM

I totally agree. This is one of the most un-American things ever said!

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A broad attack on the media like this, is an attack on America. His statement below is one of the most un-American things ever said. He’s inciting acts of violence, and he needs to stop immediately. His tweeting is an ACTUAL national emergency. And a complete abuse of power.Democratic Coalition added,

Donald J. Trump
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Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/17/19 05:07 PM

@funder following Following @funder
BREAKING: There’s going to be a massive protest outside of the White House at noon tomorrow. Hundreds of other cities are also holding protests to call out Trump for his rampant abuse of power. It’s a terrible look for Trump on President’s Day.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 06:24 AM




Oops, it was ok then?

Originally Posted By: Ben444
@funder following Following @funder
BREAKING: There’s going to be a massive protest outside of the White House at noon tomorrow. Hundreds of other cities are also holding protests to call out Trump for his rampant abuse of power. It’s a terrible look for Trump on President’s Day.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 07:40 AM

All the news pundits on TV say this that Trumps reason for declaring a national emergency is not like anything any other president has done it for.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 07:42 AM

David Corn
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More David Corn Retweeted Donald J. Trump
Please explain why you kept saying Russia was not attacking the 2016 campaign after being briefed in Aug 2016 that Moscow was behind the hacking? Why did you aid and abet the attack that way? Why did you assist Putin’s coverup? Asking for a friend—and millions of Americans.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 07:43 AM

Joyce Alene (law professor) @JoyceWhiteVance----
Trump repeating Limbaugh as though it's true shows he's poorly educated & unequipped to think for himself. He skips his intelligence briefings. If he didn't, he'd know these people are professionals. Truth is, Trump doesn't support fair elections because he knows he can't win one
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 07:45 AM

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/stephen-k...clPvPEAoLn3YXDw

Horror writer Stephen King would so relish watching President Donald Trump debate the border wall issue with another critically acclaimed author that King offered in a tweet Saturday to pay $10,000 to see it happen.

King was responding to a tweet by Don Winslow, author of a new book coming out later this month called The Border. The book is the final offering of Winslow’s fictional trilogy on drug wars involving the Mexican cartels.

Winslow has researched extensively life at the southern border for his books. He says he has walked “every mile” of it. He believes that Trump’s wall comes from “cuckoo land” and that the president has concocted a “fictional emergency” stringing together a handful of real events to create a fake world of chaos and crime.

“The narrative that Trump and his allies create is a flat-out lie about chaos on the border, when the people who live there, as I do, have reported the opposite,” Winslow wrote last month in New York Magazine.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
All the news pundits on TV say this that Trumps reason for declaring a national emergency is not like anything any other president has done it for.


Really, all the news pundits? But I might agree, looks like none of Obama had anything to do with protecting our borders
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 10:34 AM

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/15/as-trump...ecord-lows.html

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to build a border wall. Yet illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border are at their lowest levels in nearly 50 years.

That reality calls into question Trump's justification for declaring a national emergency over the border, potentially setting up years of legal challenges.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 10:36 AM

https://www.apnews.com/ca9e865298094e888efa092a07efbd5c

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/18/19 10:38 AM

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/6/donald-trump-companies-ignoring-e-verify-hiring-il/

Just five of the 565 companies in President Trump’s business empire are signed up to use E-Verify, the government’s best tool to weed illegal immigrants out of the workforce, according to a Washington Times analysis that suggests the president could personally be doing more on that front.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 06:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/6/donald-trump-companies-ignoring-e-verify-hiring-il/

Just five of the 565 companies in President Trump’s business empire are signed up to use E-Verify, the government’s best tool to weed illegal immigrants out of the workforce, according to a Washington Times analysis that suggests the president could personally be doing more on that front.


They are not using e-verify because they are smart businessmen. Read the reviews Ben, it is useless.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/6/donald-trump-companies-ignoring-e-verify-hiring-il/

Just five of the 565 companies in President Trump’s business empire are signed up to use E-Verify, the government’s best tool to weed illegal immigrants out of the workforce, according to a Washington Times analysis that suggests the president could personally be doing more on that front.
They are not using e-verify because they are smart businessmen. Read the reviews Ben, it is useless.
Not true. I worked for a company where we used it and it worked just fine
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.apnews.com/ca9e865298094e888efa092a07efbd5c

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.
Trumps company broke the law whether they used E-Verify or not.
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.apnews.com/ca9e865298094e888efa092a07efbd5c

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.
Trumps company broke the law whether they used E-Verify or not.


How so? Please explain. And no it does not work. I know dozens of companies that do not use it because it is worthless. It is the responsibility of a company to take documentation, it is not the companies responsibility to investigate whether it is fake or not. In fact, doing the simple thing and asking if the person is illegal is against the law.

Side note: Democrats just voted against notifying ICE when an illegal alien fails a background check to buy a gun.

Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.apnews.com/ca9e865298094e888efa092a07efbd5c

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.
Trumps company broke the law whether they used E-Verify or not.
How so? Please explain.
LOL. What do you mean how so? Can't you read? OMG. (they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.)
Posted by: cwjga

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: Ben444
https://www.apnews.com/ca9e865298094e888efa092a07efbd5c

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.
Trumps company broke the law whether they used E-Verify or not.
How so? Please explain.
LOL. What do you mean how so? Can't you read? OMG. (they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents.)


You know that they knew they were illegal. Now, remember Democrats don't even want illegals reported to ICE by the FBI when they are caught trying to buy a gun.

Not sure why a company would have to report them.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:30 AM

Originally Posted By: cwjga
Now, remember Democrats don't even want illegals reported to ICE by the FBI when they are caught trying to buy a gun.
LOL. Where do you come up with this baloney? You lie more than Trump.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:35 AM

Clint Watts
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There’s no going back Clint Watts added,

Jim Sciutto
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“A senior German official..said: “No one any longer believes that Trump cares about the views or interests of the allies. It’s broken.”” -NYT https://nyti.ms/2Ef8Ght?smid=nytcore-ios-share
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:40 AM

Natasha Bertrand
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35m35 minutes ago
McCabe says everyone was in shock over Trump's "I believe Putin" remark. "How do you effectively convey intelligence to the American president who chooses to believe the Russians over his own intelligence services? And then tells them that to their faces?"
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 09:42 AM

Linda Hill
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45m45 minutes ago
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You can certainly look at what Mueller’s done so far to say he is doing exactly what we would do with the investigation of a cartel or an organized-crime family.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 05:24 PM

Matthew Dowd
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4h4 hours ago
A simple question: why is Medicare for someone 66 years old a good policy and an example of successful American capitalism but Medicare for a 62 year old socialism and a big problem?
Posted by: Ben444

Re: President Trump Live - 02/19/19 05:29 PM

Nancy Crouse
‏@Nancy_Crouse
15 minutes ago
I really don't like to say this but the revelations made today are frightening. There is no time to waste getting Trump, his administration, family and everyone he has appointed to all positions in the US out of office & locked up ASAP. The US has devolved into a banana republic.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: President Trump Live - 02/21/19 01:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Now, remember Democrats don't even want illegals reported to ICE by the FBI when they are caught trying to buy a gun.
LOL. Where do you come up with this baloney? You lie more than Trump.

Democrats said Republicans were delaying a vote on the bill because they oppose universal background checks for gun purchases.

"This isn't a debate, it's a show," said Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. She called universal background checks for all gun sales common sense and said, "Let's move forward."


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congres...-checks-n971511