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#1545709 --- 04/04/20 03:22 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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I'm willing to take the negative criticism coming from anyone but I'm reminded of the words coming from Michelle Obama
I an actually embarrassed for United States leadership


First and foremost, Trump sounds like a buffoon with a limited vocabulary and lies repeatedly to the country
What a horrific way to treat your citizens who are suffering immensely in terms of getting their unemployment monies
Food
Timely medical treatment
Simultaneously , listening to NYS governor Cuomo' elegant words of comfort while attacking the overwhelming problem
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#1545761 --- 04/06/20 03:48 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Trump's Top 10 Achievements for 2019
COMMENTARY
.By Steve Cortes December 31, 2019

America stands on the cusp of a new decade that promises to unfold as the new “Roaring Twenties.” A review of President Trump’s 2019 achievements, building on the successes of 2017 and 2018, provides context for the year and decade ahead, and reasons to expect a resounding Trump reelection next November. Here are my top 10:

Jobs – The stunning recent news on employment proves, more than any other metric, the efficacy of President Trump’s growth doctrine of economic nationalism and the diffusion of power. Defying globalist skeptics from Wall Street, academia, and the corporate media, payrolls surged in America in 2019. The most recent jobs report revealed a plethora of records and extended the wage-growth winning streak to 16 straight months above a 3% pace, a mark seen only three months total during the sluggish Obama years. In addition, the fastest wage gains now flow to those groups that formerly lagged badly in the slow-growth recovery following the Great Recession. For example, the lowest 10% of earners saw income grow at an astounding 7% rate over the last year. Similarly, those without a high school diploma welcomed 9% wage acceleration in 2019.

Broadening the Movement – 2019 represented a seminal breakout year for the America First movement as the Republican Party changes to a workers’ party. This new focus translates, already, into significant signs of ethnic, racial, and geographic diversity for the GOP. For example, a recent CNN poll in deeply blue California reported 32% minority support for Trump vs. current Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. Similarly, recent polls by The Hill and Emerson show Latino approval for the president at nearly 40%. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this kind of minority support, both for politics and, more importantly, for the overall cohesion of our society.

Confronting China – Though a near-term détente in trade tensions was reached, Trump proved to the world in 2019 that tariffs can be effectively deployed to force the Chinese Communist Party into a bargaining posture. The soaring economy in America demonstrated that tough trade policy can indeed coincide with growth.

Trade Deals With Allies – In contrast to the mostly contentious trade chess match with Beijing, Trump proved that America First hardly means America alone. The USMCA was finally ratified by the House of Representatives this year and points to a new era of prosperity with our neighbors as the global supply chain reorients from the Far East back to the Americas. Similarly, a breakthrough agreement was signed with Japan and the new U.S.-Korea trade pact took effect in early 2019.

Judges – While Nancy Pelosi dithers and corporate media obsess over the sham impeachment inquest, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mitchell quietly pile up a historic pace of judicial confirmations. Trump in 2019 secured his 50th federal appeals court judge in only three years, compared to just 55 for President Obama over eight years. Over the long term, remaking the federal judiciary into an originalist, constitutionalist branch of government may create Trump’s most enduring legacy.

Remain-in-Mexico Policy – Our country still needs to drastically reform its inane asylum laws and provide vastly more border wall funding, but nonetheless President Trump found a fair and effective near-term solution for border control by requiring asylum seekers to apply from Mexico rather than trespassing across our sovereign border. Not surprisingly, according to NPR, less than 1% of the economic migrants who apply actually qualify as refugees. Trump’s 2019 move, therefore, provides a deterrent and averted a full-scale crisis at our border.

Mueller Exoneration – Though admittedly not an active achievement, nevertheless the long-awaited Mueller report validated the president on two key topics. First, that no one in the 2016 Trump campaign actively cooperated with Russia or with any other foreign power. Secondly, Democratic Party chieftains such as Rep. Adam Schiff, along with a complicit media, repeatedly fed the public demonstrable lies for years about supposed “proof” of conspiracy.

Al-Baghdadi Killing – The October special forces raid that eliminated the terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proved that America can aggressively hunt down terrorists and dispense with enemies without nation-building and concomitant large-scale troop commitments. Some brave U.S. fighters, along with a terrific dog, highlighted that surgical strikes can protect our homeland without the massive outlays of blood and treasure employed by Trump’s predecessors.

Natural Gas Exports Soar – Early in the Trump presidency, America became a net natural gas exporter for the first time since the Eisenhower administration. In 2019, this trend expanded in earnest, with an astonishing 60% growth rate of liquefied natural gas exports for the year. Establishing America as an energy superpower drives domestic prosperity, particularly in heartland energy regions, and facilitates affordable energy to power the on-shoring manufacturing renaissance that has produced 500,000 new factory jobs under Trump. In addition, American energy dominance benefits the geopolitical security of the entire globe.

Space Force – Establishing the sixth military service branch in 2019 was pure Trump: imaginative, bold, forward-looking, and – predictably – roundly derided by establishment critics. In alignment with his outsider perspective, Trump correctly ascertains the potential of space as a warfighting domain, and that America must dominate there. As satellites increasingly guide the behaviors of our everyday lives, the U.S. Space Force will protect our security and economy far into the future, forming a lasting legacy for this most unorthodox president.

These 10 achievements build a foundation for our nation to flourish in the New Year. In addition, these accomplishments exhibit his leadership skills, in spite of a near-totally obstructionist House of Representatives and a consistently biased media establishment. Such accomplishments make the president the prohibitive favorite to win reelection over an unimpressive Democratic presidential stable of candidates. Looking bigger picture, the first three years of the Trump presidency have established the policy framework and upward momentum for a truly amazing decade ahead – the new Roaring Twenties.

Steve Cortes is a contributor to RealClearPolitics and a CNN political commentator. His Twitter handle is @CortesSteve.

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#1545764 --- 04/06/20 05:48 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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I promise, I won't laugh...ahh heck! just like Trump, I lied

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl...019_142047.html
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#1545786 --- 04/07/20 01:07 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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#1545787 --- 04/07/20 01:43 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/

Wow, a wealth of data to help one defy intelligence and common sense
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#1545862 --- 04/08/20 03:44 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Crenshaw Shreds Clinton Over Tweet Criticizing Trump's Wuhan Coronavirus Response
Leah Barkoukis



Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has been calling out Democrats for attacking the Trump administration’s coronavirus response—and Hillary Clinton is his latest target.

The former secretary of state tweeted out a Washington Post article that claimed the administration was “beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.”

“It took 70 days for Trump to treat the coronavirus not as a distant threat or harmless flu strain well under control, but as a lethal force poised to kill tens of thousands of citizens,” she wrote, quoting from the article.

She then told her followers to “Replace this man in November.”


Hillary Clinton
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@HillaryClinton
“It took 70 days for Trump to treat the coronavirus not as a distant threat or harmless flu strain well under control, but as a lethal force poised to kill tens of thousands of citizens.”

Replace this man in November. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-...on/?arc404=true


The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged
From the White House to the CDC, political and institutional failures cascaded through the system and opportunities to mitigate the pandemic were lost.

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Crenshaw objected and provided evidence in the form of three Post headlines from January and February that downplayed the seriousness of the threat.

“Denial? From the man who restricted travel in January & saved lives, while your party celebrated his impeachment?" he responded. “You may be confusing him with the Washington Post, telling America to get a grip, that COVID19 wasn’t scary, & that we should be wary of an aggressive govt response.”

Crenshaw’s coup de grâce was a tweet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handing out commemorative pens during her signing of the impeachment articles against Trump.


Dan Crenshaw
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Denial? From the man who restricted travel in January & saved lives, while your party celebrated his impeachment?

You may be confusing him with the Washington Post, telling America to get a grip, that COVID19 wasn’t scary, & that we should be wary of an aggressive govt response. https://twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/1247178350197649409

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“It took 70 days for Trump to treat the coronavirus not as a distant threat or harmless flu strain well under control, but as a lethal force poised to kill tens of thousands of citizens.”

Replace this man in November. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-...on/?arc404=true

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The Texas lawmaker told Clinton to delete her Twitter account last month after she shared a New York Times article about the U.S. taking the lead in coronavirus cases, writing, "He did promise 'America First.'"


“This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism," he said.


Dan Crenshaw
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@DanCrenshawTX

US House candidate, TX-2
Delete your account. This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism. https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1243597001754894337

Hillary Clinton
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He did promise "America First." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/health/usa-coronavirus-cases.html

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#1545865 --- 04/08/20 03:49 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/04/08/crenshaw-blasts-clinton-n2566553

Promise, I will laugh!!!!
Mainstream information for the uneducated, not intended for mature audience.
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#1545895 --- 04/09/20 11:26 AM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Liberal Nonsense Is Looking Dumber Than Ever Now
Kurt Schlichter



Remember the heady days of six weeks ago when the earnest wailing of liberal sissies about some imagined thoughtcrime drew respectful attention? Well, it never did from us, because we always knew these people we idiots deserving only of mockery, but some people – nice, friendly people who could not imagine the malignancy in the hearts of these fascists dipwads – took them seriously and actually cared.

And then a disease came along that is impoverishing the people it isn’t killing. It’s time to put away childish things, folks, and America seems to be doing that. Well, at least the people who aren’t liberal blue checks. The rest of us have no time for such frivolous nonsense. And when we beat this pandemic, which we will, maybe we as a culture will put away childish things for good.

Things like promiscuous racism whining. Ah, those were the days, back when blocking off travel into the US from that festering petri dish of disease that is China was RACIST! and probably SEXIST! and certainly a violation of the Logan Act to boot. Yeah, it turns out that keeping out inhabitants of the Land of the Commie Bat Gobblers wasn’t racist – it was prudent.


If we had listened to Joe Badfinger Biden and the rest of the Democrats, we’d have kept importing Chinese coronavirus cases. The whole silly fit about how telling the truth about the virus is a hate crime just went *poof* the moment Trump said “Chi-nah.”

Sure, AOC is still nitwiting about it on the interwebs, but is anyone listening to her? She’s gone from center stage, revealed as what she always was – a trivial indulgence who was vaguely amusing in a time of safety and prosperity and who is a bad joke in a time where normal people are literally putting themselves at risk to help fellow Americans.

We have no time for her ilk and their sophomore seminar obsessions. We have lives to save and an economy to rebuild.

Other stuff has fallen by the wayside as well, like the phony weather cult. What happened to that? Wait, are you telling me that right now no one has time to be hectored by some creepy Swedish teen? But I thought we were all going to die?

Except now, a bunch of people really are at risk of dying and soon. During this pandemic, we’ve seen our scientists both do some amazing things and also screw up incredibly. You had scientists in China who gave us false information – whoa, you mean sometimes people lie about science in pursuit of a political agenda? Does noticing that make us hate science? And look at how our own scientists’ track record. Does hydroxychloroquine work or not? The science isn’t settled. Why do their infection models change every few hours? Again, unsettled science. We’re not asking for perfection, but we also should not be asked to believe in perfection. These guys can’t accurately predict what is going to happen tomorrow yet a couple months ago we were being told that we hate science because we doubted they could foresee exactly what was going to happen in a century.


Hey, we just wrecked our booming economy for a real threat. Do you think that after this we’re going to be eager to do that again for the fake threat that is the global warming hoax? The best part of this whole thing was when the swells of Scat Francisco backed off on the ultimate limo lib virtue signal, the disposable plastic bag ban, in the face of an actual crisis.

Oh, and maybe after living through an epidemic, people will be less tolerant of living in cities where junkies plop their dung on the sidewalk as our progressive betters instruct us that this is our proper penance for the sin of being Americans. Typhoid and other diseases from the Dark Ages were starting to run rampant on our Skid Rows, and it was only a matter of time until these pathogens spread out to the normals. Perhaps a lesson of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic will be that tolerating this kind of social pathology is not how civilized people live, at least not for long.

We’ve heard a little about illegal aliens lately from some of the most tone-deaf libs, how we’re supposed to let these criminals out of stir because of the Wuhan Flu and how we should be giving them free money just like we are giving to citizens. But in the face of this pestilence, there are some hard realities that our spoiled culture has had to confront. One of them is that it is a very bad thing to have people coming here without us having a look at them first since that they can carry diseases in with them. Walls work. Nations matter. And science is a thing, even when it means excluding illegals.


Yet our garbage establishment, even as millions of Americans have been plunged into unemployment, is still trying to import serfs into the country to do the work that Americans won’t do – at least not for slave wages. When unemployment hits 10% or worse, what do you think the reaction will be when some senator tries to slip into a bill a sweetheart deal to let Silicon Valley import 10,000 Chinese grinds to code for a buck a week? Probably a negative one.

We had a good run for a few years, but our elite got even softer and stupider. They imagined that the world was a safe, secure place where nothing bad ever happened, and that the paradise they inherited – our trash elite has built nothing itself except teetering towers of pronoun protocols – could handle anything, including our elite’s stupidest, most destructive SJW indulgences. And our society, built and maintained by better men and women, could handle it. It was strong enough to carry the burden of childish social justice stupidity, right up until some guy in Wuhan licked a pangolin and, well, you know the rest.


Political correctness and its associated disorders are a luxury we can’t afford in this new, serious, adult world. Good riddance.

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#1545901 --- 04/09/20 01:12 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Originally Posted By: cwjga
Liberal Nonsense Is Looking Dumber Than Ever Now
Kurt Schlichter




Political correctness and its associated disorders are a luxury we can’t afford in this new, serious, adult world. Good riddance.


whistle

Common sense and intelligence is usually free, of course I best leave it there because the recipient gets it from a rather close source.
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#1545908 --- 04/09/20 01:22 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Liberal Nonsense Is Looking Dumber Than Ever Now
Kurt Schlichter




Political correctness and its associated disorders are a luxury we can’t afford in this new, serious, adult world. Good riddance.


whistle

Common sense and intelligence is usually free, of course I best leave it there because the recipient gets it from a rather close source.



Quote:
Common sense and intelligence


laugh laugh laugh Stop. you're making me laugh talking about common sense and intelligence. laugh laugh laugh

You Stupid!!
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#1545909 --- 04/09/20 01:35 PM Re: More winning... [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Yep, so stupid that I worked 30 plus years as an engineer...you????
So stupid, I built a house...you?
so stupid that I put two children through college...you?
So stupid that I hate cartoons..you?
So stupid that I elevate myself above that of a 5th grader boy...you??

Pick your poison

Lie, insults or cartoon
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#1545911 --- 04/09/20 01:43 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Yep, so stupid that I worked 30 plus years as an engineer...you????
So stupid, I built a house...you?
so stupid that I put two children through college...you?
So stupid that I hate cartoons..you?
So stupid that I elevate myself above that of a 5th grader boy...you??

Pick your poison

Lie, insults or cartoon


laugh laugh laugh You really are a good Christian! Keep telling stories because God Has A Place just for you. laugh laugh laugh
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#1545912 --- 04/09/20 01:43 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than Biden To Manage Coronavirus Crisis.

WILLIAM DAVIS
REPORTER
April 08, 2020
9:43 AM ET


More Americans trust President Donald Trump to effectively manage the coronavirus crisis than former Vice President Joe Biden, a new poll published Wednesday shows.

The Politico poll found that 44% of voters said Trump would be a better leader, compared to 36% who said the same of Biden, the president’s likely general election opponent in November. However, the poll also found that more Americans would trust former President Barack Obama to handle the crisis than either Trump or Biden.

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#1545914 --- 04/09/20 01:53 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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ROTFLMAQO

That's quite some poll son being that Biden has no control of the daily management of the pandemic...maybe Hillary???? Nope Maybe Chuck? Nope
How about the Democrats? Nope this entire disaster is Trump's baby, smart governors, medical staff and experts are going at the dilemma from a better perspective.
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#1545915 --- 04/09/20 01:58 PM Re: More winning... [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Yep, so stupid that I worked 30 plus years as an engineer...you????
So stupid, I built a house...you?
so stupid that I put two children through college...you?
So stupid that I hate cartoons..you?
So stupid that I elevate myself above that of a 5th grader boy...you??

Pick your poison

Lie, insults or cartoon


laugh laugh laugh You really are a good Christian! Keep telling stories because God Has A Place just for you. laugh laugh laugh



ROTFLMAO, promise me that you'll save me a seat OK?
Sonny boy, I can't afford to get down and dirty with you (Ask Ben)
I'd rather be on the receiving end to your insults and let allow God himself to make the decision on my personal eternal ending OK??? wink
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#1545928 --- 04/09/20 03:07 PM Re: More winning... [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Yep, so stupid that I worked 30 plus years as an engineer...you????
So stupid, I built a house...you?
so stupid that I put two children through college...you?
So stupid that I hate cartoons..you?
So stupid that I elevate myself above that of a 5th grader boy...you??

Pick your poison

Lie, insults or cartoon


laugh laugh laugh You really are a good Christian! Keep telling stories because God Has A Place just for you. laugh laugh laugh



ROTFLMAO, promise me that you'll save me a seat OK?
Sonny boy, I can't afford to get down and dirty with you (Ask Ben)
I'd rather be on the receiving end to your insults and let allow God himself to make the decision on my personal eternal ending OK??? wink

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promise me that you'll save me a seat OK?



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#1545937 --- 04/09/20 03:31 PM Re: More winning... [Re: ThomasDecker]
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LOL, I have my own vehicle, I'll drive. grin
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#1545938 --- 04/09/20 03:46 PM Re: More winning... [Re: ThomasDecker]
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TD please excuse me for a few hour seeing that my son is replacing a electrical service at his friend house, Dad is playing goffer and getting out the house, chances are you'll be here due to your exceptional attendance record.
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#1545939 --- 04/09/20 04:56 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Approval of Trump’s Coronavirus Response Increases, Poll Finds
Americans' approval of the way the president is managing the coronavirus pandemic has increased over the past week.

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer&#8195;
U.S. News & World Report


A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS now approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

A poll released Friday by ABC News and Ipsos found that 55% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This is a 12-point increase from a poll taken on March 11-12 that found that 43% of Americans approved of his management.

Last week's poll also found that a majority (54%) of Americans disapproved of the way Trump was handling the crisis, compared to 43% in the poll taken March 18-19.


The increase in public approval comes as the Trump administration has announced sweeping measures to combat the rapid spread across the country. There are now more than 14,250 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., and there have been over 200 deaths.

The president was initially criticized for his response to the pandemic, but he has since declared a national emergency, expanded a European travel ban, issued recommendations to limit gatherings to no more than 10 people, and voiced support for sending checks to Americans most affected by the virus, which has been wreaking havoc on the global economy.

Lawmakers are working on a $1 trillion stimulus package in an effort to combat the economic devastation the virus is causing. Such a bill could include sending checks for $1,200 to people who make under $75,000 a year.

Trump also announced on Thursday at a press briefing that clinical trials for coronavirus treatments have begun and could be available soon. He urged the Food and Drug Administration to cut through red tape in order to develop vaccines and treatments quickly.

The new actions come as a growing number of people are afraid that they or someone they know will be infected with the potentially deadly virus. The ABC News/Ipsos poll found that about one-third of Americans are "very concerned" by that situation, an increase from 26% from a previous poll.

That fear is leading many Americans to drastically alter their lives. As more cities and states enforce stricter guidelines in an attempt to curb the spread, the poll found that 72% of people have canceled or postponed events or vacations, a jump from 26% in the previous poll.

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#1545944 --- 04/09/20 06:48 PM Re: More winning... [Re: cwjga]
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Trump Administration First In History To Label A White Supremacist Group Terrorists
By James BarrettDailyWire.com

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 6, 2020. Trump said his administration reached a deal for 3M Co. to provide an additional 55.5 million masks a month for U.S. health-care workers and others fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/BloombergStefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The Trump administration is now the first U.S. administration to label a white supremacist group a terrorist organization. The move, The New York Times notes, “could cut against criticism that the Trump administration has played down the threat of white nationalist violence for political reasons.” The group also happens to be pro-Russia.


The State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, Ambassador Nathan Sales, underscored in a statement to the Times Monday that by naming a white nationalist group a “specially designated global terrorist organization,” the Trump administration is doing something “unprecedented.”

“These designations are unprecedented,” said Sales, as reported by the Times Monday. “This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacists as terrorists, and this illustrates how seriously this administration takes the white supremacist terrorist threat. We are doing things no previous administration has done to counter this threat.”

“The State Department’s designation for the organization, the Russian Imperial Movement, sets up the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to block any American property or assets belonging to the group,” the Times explains. “It will also bar Americans from financial dealings with the organization and make it easier to ban its members from traveling to the United States.” Three of the group’s leaders — Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov — are being labeled individually as terrorists, officials told the Times, a designation that includes additional sanctions.

Officials told the Times that the group is not believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, but that its actions have been “tolerated” by President Vladimir V. Putin and it has “helped advance the Russian government’s external goals by recruiting Russian fighters to aid pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.” The organization has also supported neo-Nazi organizations in Scandinavia, which follows a larger Russian government strategy of “sow[ing] chaos in Western democracies,” the paper adds.


While Trump’s critics have frequently portrayed the president as “racist” and “empowering” white supremacists in his rhetoric, his administration has now taken multiple decisive and historic steps to counter the threat of white supremacism. As the Times notes, the White House added white supremacist groups to the federal government’s National Strategy for Counterterrorism in 2018.

In the document, the administration cites nationalist and separatists movements, including specifically neo-Nazis’, as potential global threats. Below is an excerpt from a passage describing the global threat posed by such groups:

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