Items tagged with: PresidentTrump
Passionate golf player and author Rick Reilly on Trump's relation to golf
He cheats. He lies. He kicks. And not just his ball—yours, too. He props up a 2.8 handicap that’s faker than WrestleMania 35. He wins tournaments he never even played in. He wins tournaments that weren’t even held.
Maybe it was his father beating into his kid brain, Win, win, win. Be a winner, over and over. Maybe it was where he learned the game—Cobbs Creek, a scruffy public course in Philadelphia full of hustlers and con men who taught him to cheat your opponent before he cheats you.
He drives his golf cart on greens. He drives it on tee boxes. He never, ever walks, even on the courses he owns that have banned carts (Drumpf Turnberry.)
Golf: Drumpf says he’s won 20 club championships. (He hasn’t.) The truth is, he played a lot of those “championships” by himself, the first day his latest course opened, and declared himself the champ. How do I know? He told me the day we played together in the early 2000s.
#US #USA #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #Golf #PlayGolf #Cheat #Liar #Betrayer #Whimp #PresidentTrump #DonaldTrump #LiarLIarPantsOnFire #NotMyPresident #ImpeachTheMotherfucker
Trump behaved like an immature child in front of Alles long before his dismissal
Drumpf had been so frustrated with the retired Marine major general that he nicknamed him Dumbo, a reference to Alles’ large ears, and mocked his appearance before ousting him from office, two officials told the Times.Very presidential, huh?
Alles insisted he was not fired in a letter emailed to staffers at the Secret Service on Monday and revealed he was informed weeks ago that the Drumpf administration intended to execute “transitions in leadership” across DHS. "The President has directed an orderly transition in leadership for this agency and I intend to abide by that direction," Alles said. “It is my sincere regret that I was not able to address the workforce prior to this announcement.”I hope he'll wear those childish nicknames and the mockery about his appearance as a badge of honour, as does Mr. Schiff, who fortunately still serves in the Committee.
#Alles #RandolphAlles #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #US #USA #TrumpAdministration #PresidentTrump #NotMyPresident #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #Immaturity #Childish #ChildishNicknamaes #BadgeOfHonour
Trump makes impromptu rally visit in CA, was greeted by protesters
(So much for his alternative, positive event to replace the Press Conference Dinner he refused to attend because it was oh-so negative (which just shows how thin-skinned he is; mocking people on Twitter but can't stand a joke directed to him. I guess that he and Devin Nunes (R - CA) share a lot in common)
Drumpf was also expected to make an unannounced side trip to the coastal city of Rancho Palos Verdes for a dinner at his Drumpf golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a group that included members of the City Council, the Los Angeles Times reported.If there's anyone out there, next to this site: You know what to do. Let Trump know you care about him. :'D
He flew to Los Angeles from a visit to the U.S. side of the border with Mexico. There, he took a look at a two-mile refurbished section of fencing and took aim at the surge in migrants, saying there's no room left in the U.S. for them. He was briefed on border security, which is sure to become a core part of his 2020 bid for re-election.So, this is what he was talking about when he said he visited a site near the Mexican border which was enforced by border wall construction? Interesting. You seriously need a fact-checker for each of his tweets, because he cannot help it but usually distort reality.
The "giant dark cloud" of the Mueller report has lifted, Americans are enjoying another year of a strong economy and Drumpf has scored foreign policy successes, Steel said. At the same time, he said Democrats in power were making missteps unpopular with moderates. He cited Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to end the death penalty as an example.
#US #USA #California #Mexico #Trump #DonaldTrump #PressConferenceDinner #CofnerenceDinner #Republicans #GOP #RedWave #Democrats #BlueWave #PresidentTrump #NotMyPresident #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #Politics #News
Border crisis hit holding facility uncontrollably
The Central Processing Center, located in McAllen, Texas, is known to migrants as la perrera, or “the kennel.” Designed for 1,500 people, it now houses 2,400, according to Border Patrol officials, who gave journalists a rare tour on Wednesday.Isn't it unbelievable to know that the US, one of the richest nations in the world, are incapable of providing apparent holding facilities for migrants entering the states? I mean, we already experienced this event four years ago, in Europe, how could the US believe they would not be hit by something similar, watching the ongoings southwards? This is beyond ignorant, to be honest, it's a downside in the Obama administration era.
Men slept shoulder to shoulder on concrete floors under a sea of mylar blankets. Children wailed as they waited behind chain-link barriers to use portable bathrooms and showers. Single adults had to wait to be driven to showers in another building. Sick parents and children rested on mats behind a partition.
In recent weeks, the Border Patrol has attempted to ease the overcrowding by releasing thousands of migrant families from the McAllen center and other holding areas with notices to appear in immigration court, rather than transferring them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement family detention centers, which are also full.
Migrant advocates have scrambled to house, feed and transport the hundreds of family members released daily in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso, which has also seen an influx of families arriving on the border this year.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #ICE #AbolishICe #HoldingFacilities #BorderInflux #MAGA #PresidentTrump #ObamaEra #ObamaAdministration #FailedPreparation #MigrantCrisis
Largest raid in a decade leads to deainment of more than 280 illegal workers
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division received tips that the company mave have knowingly hired undocumented immigrants and that several workers were using fraudulent identification documents, said Katrina Berger, Special Agent in Charge in HSI's Dallas office.I'm sure the country's economy is going to prosper from it, because to swiftly remove 280 workers from their employing companies don't have any slight impact at all.
Federal hiring laws require that employers have new hires fill out I-9 forms. The laws perform “necessary and common sense functions,” Berger said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.Understandable, of course. But how sure is it to know that these people will receive a legal working permission to stay in their companies. Who ensures that these people will still be hired by their former employers after they have received their working permission, therefore have to be paid a decent wage from this point on? I don't want to promote illegal work for less than the minimum wage, but I am not sure how this is going to proceed after this raid, whether this will have a negaitve impact for the workers themselves. I mean, they could now slide directly into a vicious circle in which they will not be supported by the same people who drove them out of their work.
“They ensure U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents are hired for jobs in the U.S.,” Berger said. “They also ensure that illegal workers are not preyed upon or paid less than the going wage or otherwise coerced or cheated or subjected to unsafe working conditions without any means of complaint.”
#US #USA #Texas #Allen #ICE #AbolishICE #Deportees #LosGatosCanyon (I hope some of you get the reference, and those who got it found it as apparent as I did) #IllegalAliens #IllegalWorker #ICERaid #YouAreLoved #ICEOutOfTexas #Immigration #NoOneIsIllegal #RefugeesWelcome #Trump #DonaldTrump #DHS #KirstjenNielsen #Nielsen #News #Politics #Nationalism #Patriotism #Republican #RedWave #GOP #MAGA #PresidentTrump
Democrats subpoena Trump's tax returns from IRS
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal sent a letter on Wednesday to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig demanding copies of Drumpf's taxes from 2013 through 2018. He gave Rettig until next Wednesday to comply with the request.I guess that he is under audit, although I am not sure whether he spoke about it yet. Did he say something like this already?
"We are under audit, despite what people said, and working that out — I'm always under audit, it seems, but I've been under audit for many years because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you're audited. But until such time as I'm not under audit, I would not be inclined to do it," Drumpf said.
"The use of the committee's authority to access and make public he tax returns of a single individual for purely political purposes would not only set a dangerous precedent, but it also undermines the core intent of the law," Brady wrote.This is for no purely political purpose, but we've got evidence to think that Mr. President committed severe tax fraud, and since he vehemently avoided to publish his tax returns, we have to investigate whether these evidences turn out to be true or false. Moreover, we have learnt via the New York Times that his father, Fred Trump, committed tax evasion by pocketing money for his son Donald. There is tremendous evidence that Donald might have inherited this criminal behaviour. Don't fool yourselves, Kevin and Steven, all we are doing follows by the book of law.
"This practice is IRS policy and not codified in the Federal tax laws," he wrote. "It is necessary for the Committee to determine the scope of any such examination and whether it includes a review of underlying business activities required to be reported on the individual income tax return."Well then, let's do it, let's raise our scope and argue in a legislative manner so that we can demand Trump's tax returns. Shouldn't be too difficult, I guess.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #IRS #TaxReturns #US #USA #Democrats #BlueWave #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #PresidentTrump #NotMyPresident #MAGA #Republican #RedWave #News #Politics #HIC #HJC #HouseInvestigationsCommittee #HouseJudiciaryCommittee
«The Democrats shall cease their partisan obstruction already», says Mitch McConnell
This new, across-the-board obstruction is unfair to the president and, more importantly, to the American people. Left unchecked, it is guaranteed to create an unsustainable precedent that would see every future presidency of either party obstructed in the same mindless way.As for this, POLITICO has published a different piece as well. Read it here:
Across the first two years of each of the six presidents preceding President Drumpf, the Senate only had to hold 24 total cloture votes on nominations. That’s the once-rare procedural step that unlocks an up-or-down confirmation vote even though a minority has sought to block it.
More nominees whom I suspect would be confirmed without opposition are still being delayed indefinitely because our colleagues cannot finish grieving their loss in 2016.
(EDIT: As it seems, it is exactly about what Mr. McConnell wrote, it's a response by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Sorry for any confusion, I only read about it yesterday, and didn't read it until now.)
Give me a break. A rules change is either a good idea or it isn’t. The answer cannot depend on whether you like the current occupant of the White House. Simple fairness dictates that there cannot be protections in place for Democratic administrations past and future that magically skip over Republican presidents. And this is especially true under the current extraordinary circumstances Senate Democrats have created.Normally, I would agree with this stance, he is right; but normally, we also have a decent and sane president in the West Wing of the White House, which isn't the case at the moment. We cannot talk about Donald Trump as a normal president on whom the usual stances apply.
The original article:
#US #USA #OpEd #McConnell #Partisanship #Republican #Republicans #MAGA #RedWave #Senate #Congress #News #Politics #MitchMcConnell #Schumer #ChuckSchumer #POLITICO #ObstructionOfJustice #PresidentTrump #Trump #DonaldTrump #Democrats #BlueWave #Cloture
Suspect in mobster murder case caught, hearing took place yesterday
(Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa - I must have missed it yesterday, but at least we know more by now. This post is likely to include two articles instead of just one. See the full post to see how it'll be.)
Comello was officially arrested by the NYPD at 4:05 a.m. and charged by police with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, namely a loaded firearm, according to a statement from the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.
The hearing in the courtroom took a bizarre turn when Comello held his open handcuffed palm up to reporters, showing a symbol and several words scrawled in pen. “MAGA forever” and “united we stand” were some of the phrases he had printed, while others were not entirely legible.
In the past, fascists used to have tattoos reading the 14 Words or a swastika. Nowadays, they sport MAGA tattoos, or Donnie's portrait.
Staten Island - Mobster murder heard before court, reveals Trump-affiliation
More information on the suspect's lawyer and what he said about his relation to Donald Trump:
Claiming that his client would plead “unequivocally not guilty,” Gottlieb said that Comello had been influenced by rhetoric from the internet and Drumpf administration, telling reporters that: “Hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including politicians, including right at the White House—those words matter, and they have an effect.”
It reminds me a little bit of Cesar Sayoc's case. Trump ignites hatred and urges his disciples/sheeple to commit crimes. Surprise, surprise.
In addition to his MAGA ink, Comello also scribbled a large “Q” on his palm during his hearing—likely a reference to the batshit-insane QAnon theory swirling around the internet’s slimy underbelly, which insists that President Drumpf is fighting a clandestine war against the deep state and child sex abuse at the highest levels of Hollywood and the Democratic party.
#US #USA #QAnon #Trump #DonaldTrump #PresidentTrump #NotMyPresident #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #IgnitionOfHatred #MAGA #MAGAForever #Mafia #News #Politics #Sayoc #CesarSayoc #OrangeMenace #TrumpIsAFascist
«All I want is justice and evidence that President Trump is unfit for office», demands former FBI director James Comey
I care only that the work be done, well and completely. If it is, justice will have prevailed and core American values will have been protected at a time when so much of our national leadership has abandoned its commitment to truth and the rule of law.
I do have one hope that I should confess. I hope that Mr. Drumpf is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term. I don’t mean that Congress shouldn’t move ahead with the process of impeachment governed by our Constitution, if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn’t. Because if Mr. Drumpf were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup, and it would drive those people farther from the common center of American life, more deeply fracturing our country.
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice #AmericaUnitedAsOne #presidentTrump #UnfitForOffice #Justice #injustice #DOJ #DepartmentOfJustice #Comey #JamesComey #FBI
Trump orders investigation into critical news outlets, Google, Twitter and Facebook
“It seems to be, if it’s conservatives, if Republicans, there is big discrimination,” Drumpf said of social media platforms. “I see it absolutely on Twitter,” he said, also naming Google and Facebook as offenders.
I guess her heard about Nunes' lawsuit against Twitter for allowing people to express their sometimes blatant opinion. But why would he name Twitter anyway? I mean, he's on there all the time, trampling through it with his tweets, it's like his regular press secretary. He's an idiot, after all.
“You look at the networks, you look at the news, you look at the newscasts – I call it Fake News,” Drumpf said, letting Bolsonaro know he had first dibs.
During the eventful Rose Garden presser, Drumpf also announced the “twilight hour of socialism has arrived” in the Western Hemisphere, citing unrest in Nicaragua, and change in Cuba.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #FakeNews #Twitter #Facebook #Google #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #News #Politics #FreeSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #FreePress #PressFreedom #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R - PA) said Trump would better send mails to therapists than Tweets
"Look, there's nothing I'm going to do to defend the president and this type of activity," Santorum said. "He's doing a good job in many respects as president and then he does this and diverts attention from things that are positive."
He even gave him too many credits in these respects, to be honest. But this must be the Republican blood flowing through his veins. Deregulation is key in their terms.
Conway, a frequent Drumpf critic, on Monday shared on Twitter an image of the cover of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the pages for narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder.
#US #USA #Santorum #RickSantorum #Republican #RedWave #GOP #Pennsylvania #News #Politics #PresidentTrump #Narcissistic #Narcissism #MentalDisorder #Conway #GeorgeConway #Trump #DonaldTrump
On the semantics and pragmatics of hatred
(Please mind the editor's note if this text appears familiar to you, you might have read it before. Trump has also spoken positively about the manifesto the Christchurch shooter has written and published. He doesn't think that White Nationalism was an actual threat, in the country that is home to the KKK and Madison Grant. One should really know about one's country's history and presence. Trump, on the other hand, is part of the problem, altogether.)
This seems to be part of a broader developing idea: ignore the tweets. Ignore Drumpf’s inflammatory language. Ignore the words. What counts is the policy outcomes. People took Drumpf’s “American carnage” inaugural address seriously, but after an exhausting year, it’s tempting to find an excuse to stop listening.
Politics is persuasion as well as coercion. Immediate policy outcomes mainly have to do with coercion: who is taxed, regulated, expropriated, imprisoned, deported, conscripted, what wars are fought, who is kept out of the country by force of arms. This can’t be neglected, of course. The early theorists of “deliberative democracy” in the 1990s seemed to overestimate the importance of speech in politics, imagining a world in which high-minded parliamentary debate on the floor of the legislature regularly changes lawmakers’ minds and supersedes partisan positions, or in which voters engage in jury-like deliberations forever, never reaching a vote or the coercion that follows.
The generations of work that created the liberal international order can’t be undone in a year, but Drumpf has made an impressive start, antagonizing democratic allies (other than Israel), praising autocratic rivals (Russia) and the turn to autocracy in unstable allies (the Philippines), and conveying unmistakable contempt to countries in Latin America and Africa.
Drumpf’s tweet that his “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” [sic, sic, sic] isn’t a set of mere words to ignore; they’re words that affect the world, and to all evidence convey a sincere willingness to start a disastrous war to prove his own manhood.
Fox News’ constant public delegitimation of the civil service matters. It matters in particular for the Russia investigation, of course. Drumpf means to push out anyone who isn’t on “his team,” in a way that the FBI and the Department of Justice are really not supposed to be, and that process is underway in front of our eyes. But it also matters more broadly for the character of the American state and bureaucracy. By discouraging professionals and encouraging politicization, Drumpf is already changing the civil service by his speech.
Drumpf’s words have sent the message of “anything goes” to ICE and “you should be scared” to those who might be vulnerable to ICE. Both messages have been heard. ICE has become so aggressive in its tactics that a federal judge described it as “treatment we associate with regimes we revile as unjust, regimes where those who have long lived in a country may be taken without notice from streets, home, and work. And sent away.”
In their important new book How Democracies Die, the political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt point to the delegitimation of the independent press as one of the key warning signs of a genuine would-be autocrat. They note the parallel between Drumpf characterizing the media as the “enemy of the American people,” his expressed desire to “open up” libel laws, and his “fake news” campaign and the words that preceded action in democratic breakdowns elsewhere. We don’t know how far Drumpf will be able to go in his attempts to suppress the media, but we know that he’s persuaded millions of Republicans to let him try.
But all those presidents put forward a public rhetorical face that was better than their worst acts. This inevitably drives political opponents crazy: they despise the hypocrisy and the halo that good speeches put on undeserving heads.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Nationalism #patriotism #Fascism #Autocracy #Ahtoritarianism #Nazism #Racism #Discrimination #Conman #Betrayer #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #NoNNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoNZS #NoNazis #Linguistics #Semantics #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #NoFascism #NoRacism #NoDiscrimination SavethePeople #GOP #Republican #RedWave #Pragmatics #WordsMatter #LanguageMatters #Language
Mobster-turned-POTUS encourages supporters to «play it tougher»
“You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny," Drumpf said in the interview with Breitbart published on Wednesday. "I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher."
Ms. Hirono (D - HI) was right: This sounds like an indirect encouragement to turn violent on the opposition.
During a rally for then-Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley (R) in September, Drumpf said that his opponents "were lucky that we’re peaceful."
Drumpf also encouraged his supporters at another event to "knock the crap" out of any protesters causing trouble.
#US #USA #Trump #Hirono #MazieHirono #Violence #EncouragementOfViolence #PlayitTough #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #Hatred #NoH8 #NoHate #Politics #News
Congress votes against Trump's declaration of national emergency
“I think they’re really unique,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) told Vox. “The Yemen vote was based on concerns Congress had acquiesced too much executive authority when it comes to engaging in conflicts or supporting allies and obviously concerns about the humanitarian crisis, which is terrible, in Yemen. This vote is more an institutional concern about separation of powers and Congress’s prerogatives more than anything else, so I don’t [see]those as part of a larger trend.”
Yet luckily, those two votes passed successfully and in everyone's favour. Glad to see that the checks and balances still work properly, even in times of despair.
“I don’t think [this shows a willingness to oppose the president in the future],” Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said. “Each senator had to come to his or her conclusion.”
“I share President Drumpf’s goal of securing our borders, but expanding the powers of the presidency beyond its constitutional limits is something I cannot support,” Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) emphasized in a statement explaining his vote in favor of the resolution.
#Congress #US #USA #Congress #ChecksAndBalances #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #Yemen #War #NoWar #Genocide #Epidemic #SA #SaudiArabia #Constitution #Republican #RedWave #Democrats #BlueWave #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump
On the Never-Trumpers
What I can't brook is how these critics shout from the rooftops that Never Trumpers are irrelevant and yet in the next breath blame us for using our supposedly great influence in dastardly ways to harm their hero. No one can square that circle.
What Never Drumpf means to me is simply that I won’t vote for Drumpf. I don’t accept that he’s a good president or a successful one, and I certainly don’t agree that he’s the “only one” who can fix the system or defeat the Left. I can always work to try to encourage other conservative candidates to run, or to write in a vote, and that’s what I will do.
I will not vote for Drumpf, because I can never vote for a virulent bigot. After much reflection, I personally believe Drumpf to be just that. This is a personal belief that I will not defend here and now, but it's not something I could make myself ignore, even if I wanted to.
I guess by dropping the names of Nazi sympathizers Schoenfeld wants to imply that I am anti-Semitic (how odd from a former supportive editor of Commentary, where I have authored a number of essays) — an unhinged trope that he ran into the ground in the past, especially in despicable attacks against Drumpf supporters such as Roger Kimball.But what he conveniently does not tell his readers is that I also presented a far more disturbing account of what some so-called Never Trumpers have said and written about rural and working-class Americans. Whereas elite leftists harbor a snobbish disdain for the working classes, they have not, to my knowledge, like an array of bitter Never Trumpers, dreamed of swapping out their fellow “deplorable” Americans for immigrants, both legal and illegal, arriving en masse.
3. The Bulwark:
While his book is definitely several notches above those produced by the various hagiographers who have previously dominated the pro-Drumpf book space, that is not necessarily saying much. Mounting a persuasive case for the presidency of Donald Drumpf turns out to be a problematic enterprise.
Drumpf was also the leading proponent of birtherism, the campaign to prove that America’s first black president was disqualified from holding his office. An intellectually honest book would make an effort to account for this record of what must properly be called racism, including the large part it has played in the Drumpf presidency. Hanson, engaging in a convenient form of intellectual subterfuge, neglects to discuss any of it.
If Clinton and high officials in the FBI were in cahoots to sabotage Drumpf, why did they not leak the dossier, already in their possession, to the media before the election when it could have done the Drumpf campaign serious damage? Unsurprisingly, this is a question that Hanson opts not to entertain.
#US #USA #Conservatism #Conservative #RightWing #RightWinged #RightWingedPopulism #Trump #DonaldTrump #Trumpocracy #NeverTrump #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #Bigot #Bigotry #Liar #Conman #Racist #Imbecile #OrangeBuffoon #Cheeto
Libertarians have hit the nail in the head again
“For the comparatively cheap price of just $66 trillion I’m told the government could buy every American a Ferrari,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Because this clearly is a valid argument against the Green New Deal. Give everyone a Ferrari instead, this will solve the problem likewise.
McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers who took to the Senate floor to criticize the Green New Deal, which calls for radically transforming the U.S. economy to fight global warming and dramatically expand welfare and “social justice” programs.
“Cars, lawnmowers, commercial airliners, everything must go,” McConnell said.
Why's this phony know-it-not still in charge? Could we get rid of him and replace him by someone who actually knows how to properly execute the job?
#Libertarianism #RightWing #RightWinged #GreenNewDeal #Senate #MitchMcConnell #BitchMcCornhole #GreenNewDeal #HRes109 #Environment #Environmentalism #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #Politics #News #Republican #GOP #PresidentTrump #Trump #NotMyPresident #DonaldTrump
Trumpists created their own app to track safespace restaurants
Drumpf supporters who want to grab dinner but are terrified of getting punched by an antifascist “antifa” activist can pull up the app, “63red Safe,” and find a list of Drumpf-friendly businesses—or at least ones that don’t discriminate against conservatives.
“Does this business serve persons of every political belief?” the app’s questions read. “Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?”
«Before we take your order, Sir, we would like to know who you voted for in the last election. How are you leaning politically? Could we please hear in which Social networks you are active?»
Seriously - when you go eating in a restaurant, take off your hat before you enter. It's not a matter of assuring to not be told to leave but as a matter of common fashion. At least in Germany, we tend to take off our hats before entering a room or building. Oh, and also: When you walk out you don't need to wear a shirt that identifies you as a Trumpist. In Restaurants, Button-down shirts and pantaloons instead of shirts should be a common thing to wear in restaurants. You don't need to appear like a pubescent adolescent. There's simply no need to.
“I believe that, between now and 2020, we’re going to see the rise of the socialist goon squad,” Wallace said. “I think antifa was nothing compared between now and what’s coming in 2020. And I’m deeply concerned.”
Oh, and it also seems to be flawed. Check out this article by Ars Technica for additional information. It seems like Mr. Wallace didn't check about the safety before launching his app. Oh well...
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #Trumpist #MAGA #RedWave #PresidentTrump #EatSafe #Safespace #Snowflake #Conservatism #RightWing #RightWinged #RightWingedPopulism #NoFascism #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoNZS #NoNazis #RedHen #SarahSanders #KirstjenNielsen #Nielsen #Sanders #DHS #63redSafe
Trump presents budget plans - cuts for Medicare, upbeat for military
Since health care spending typically rises more swiftly than the consumer price index, tying it to the nation’s overall inflation rate would put a strong squeeze on the public insurance system that covers tens of thousands of poor, vulnerable people, some of them elderly.
The spending plan calls for a cut of nearly $1.5 trillion in Medicaid over 10 years and for $1.2 trillion to be added for a new “Market Based Health Care Grant” – that is, the block grants that would start in 2021. It also would eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has gone to about three dozen states over the past five years.
Drumpf said he would not cut Medicare or Social Security, the retirement program for the elderly, but his budget last year also included a proposed cut of more than $550 billion to the program.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #BudgetDeficit #Budget #US #USA #Medicare #Medicaid #SocialSecurity #Health #Healthcare #NationalHealthcare #SinglePayerHealthcare #Military #War #NoWar #MAGA #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #PromisesMadePromisesKept
From liar to brave man - Trump changes mind on Paul Manafort
Drumpf has also encouraged it when his advisers or legal team have made public statements bashing the feds’ treatment of Manafort. “It’s good you got them [in the press] asking questions about Paul,” the president said last year to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani following one of Giuliani’s media appearances, according to two sources familiar with the comment.
“In sentencing financial crime and corruption defendants, Judge Jackson, a former federal prosecutor, historically has demonstrated a sensitivity to the concern that social status and privilege alone ought not warrant leniency,” said Paul Pelletier, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, adding that Jackson is unlikely to take into consideration Ellis’s opinion in Virginia that Manafort led an “otherwise blameless life.”
“I’m not giving you another chance,” Jackson told Stone. “I have serious doubts whether you’ve learned any lesson at all.” Jackson threatened to send him to jail if he violated the order. Stone apologized to Jackson to which she responded: “Thank you, but the apology rings quite hollow,” she said. Based on his subsequent statements and actions, she said, “I don’t find any of the evolving and contradictory explanations credible.”
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice #Manafort #Paulmanafort #Cohen #MichaelCohen #Stone #RogerStone #Zwan #VanDerZwaan #OtherwiseBlamelessLife #Crooked #Corruption #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump
Trump supporters, take note of this paragraph. Can we say he's done as much for the average American citizen who supported him?
#PresidentTrump #Israel #Jews #Jew #AIPAC #DonaldTrump #Republicans #Democrats #ShillsForJews #JewishControl #ZOG #ZionistOccupiedGovernment
The untouchable Ivanka Trump
Ivanka and her brother play to opposite ends of the political spectrum in America, and they’re being treated differently in return. Most notably, as multiple federal and congressional investigations target her father, her brothers, and her husband, Ivanka has remained seemingly unscathed.
It’s not that “Democrats are too scared to take on Ivanka,” added another congressional aide—it’s a sense that “Republicans will go to war to protect her.”
Donald Jr.’s approach to social-media could be described as more like “shitposting.” On Twitter (3.4 million followers) and Instagram (1.6 million followers) he spreads racist memes, retweet white supremacists, snipe at his father’s enemies, and shows off his hunting skills and MAGA fashion choices.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #DonaldTrumpJr #IvankaTrump #news #Politics #Childcare #DevilsDaughter #TrumpAdministration #US #USA #PresidentTrump #Corruption #Crooked #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #CriminalEnterprise
In light of the latest #assassination attempt against #PresidentTrump, here's a video of a previous hit attempt on his #motorcade.
#AC pointed out back in the day, that a lot of these car attacks seem to be stopped by #obstacles, that are nearly impossible to see on #aerial #surveillance – like the guardrail in the middle of the road in the other video.
#POTUS #DonaldTrump #Donald #Trump #Assassination #DeepState #CIA #IC #UsualSuspects
Californian judge tells Trump administration to reunite more families
"But a government watchdog report revealed that the administration may have separated thousands of additional families under an earlier pilot program that was not disclosed.
Attorneys for the Justice Department had argued that the class action lawsuit should not be expanded because "they assert it would be too burdensome for them to identify the members of the newly proposed class," the judge wrote.
"The court made clear that potentially thousands of children's lives are at stake and that the Drumpf administration cannot simply ignore the devastation it has caused," said Lee Gelernt, the lead attorney in the ACLU's family separation lawsuit, in a statement.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #ACLU #RefugeesWelcome #SeparationPolicy #ZeroTolerancePolicy #ZeroEmpathyPolicy #SeparatedFamilies #NationalEmergency #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #BashTheFash
POLL: How Anti-Trump Are You?
(This poll is probably a bad idea, but I thought it would be fun.... )
Please consider the following question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your feeling on the matter presented. If you have difficulty formulating an answer, you may find the photo linked below helpful.
On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 representing well-reasoned disagreement and 10 representing knee-jerk/visceral hatred, how anti-Trump are you?
Feel free to discuss in the comments below, but please observe: My Comment Moderation Policy (Alternative Link)
I express no opinion on Donald Trump, one way or the other.
#trump #anti-trump #antitrump #donaldtrump #drumpf #presidenttrump #donald-trump #poll
News on Trump, Mueller, and the probable impeachment
The President reacted to his worsening plight with a vehement defense on Sunday, after a week in which testimony from his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen deepened his political vulnerability and ahead of the expected filing soon of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
And given his responsibilities and powers, the warning from Nadler took the President's political and legal nightmare to a new plane, and opened a new, more serious stage of the showdown between House Democrats and Drumpf.
Drumpf also sketched a defense for two potential areas of vulnerability: his call for Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails during the 2016 campaign and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.
The gag extends to “posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other form of social media.” If Stone violates the order, Jackson could order him jailed without bail until his trial.
One says, “I am committed to proving my innocence. But I need your help.” Another photo, which shows a young Stone standing behind Drumpf years ago, says, “I’ve always had Drumpf’s back. Will you have mine?” Two other images tout a “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” t-shirt and “Stone Cold Truth” sweatshirt.
Leopold repeatedly asserted he could not or would not discuss the documents and sources that were used as the foundation of his work, citing an aggressive leak investigation by the Drumpf administration looking for two unnamed law enforcement officials who served as sources. Leopold said, "I don’t even want to discuss" the documents he and Cormier reported were obtained by Mueller's office.
"Those people are seizing onto Cohen’s use of the word 'directly.' The president didn’t 'directly tell me to lie.' That’s an adverb that characterizes the underlying instruction to lie. And Cohen says almost immediately after that that the president was telling him to lie 'in his way,'" Leopold said. "So there is no longer any question about the direction Drumpf gave Cohen. The debate is now about how the direction was given, and a lot of people don’t want to admit that they were wrong."
#Trump #US #USA #Politics #News #DonaldTrump #Mueller #RobertMueller #MuellerTime #ProtectMueller #WilliamBarrMustRecuse #Russia #SpecialInvestigation #Putin #VladimirPutin #Giuliani #RudyGiuliani #Cohen #MichaelCohen #RussianCollusion #ObstructionOfJustice #Buzzfeed #Stone #RogerStone #GagOrder #Congress #HIC #HOC #HouseJudiciaryCommittee #Cummings #ElijahCummings #Nadler #JerryNadler #Impeachment #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #RightWing #RightWinged #
Are we going to see Trump's tax returns at last?
Watch the video (approx 3 minutes) and find it out yourself. No spoilers delivered.
#US #USA #News #Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #GolfCourse #TaxFraud #TaxEvasion #PresidentTrump #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #WitchHunt #NotMyPresident #TaxReturns #AOC #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #OcasioCortez
Cohen shed light upon Trump's tax return cover-up
“What he didn’t want,” Cohen testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, “was to have an entire group of think tanks that are tax experts run through his tax return and start ripping it to pieces, and then he’ll end up in an audit and he’ll ultimately have taxable consequences, penalties and so on.”
“I don’t know the answer. I asked for a copy of the audit so that I could use it in terms of my statements to the press, and I was never able to obtain one.”
“It’s identical to what he did at Drumpf National Golf Club at Briarcliff Manor,” Cohen said, referring to a New York golf course the president owns. “What you do is you deflate the value of the asset and then you put in a request to the tax department for a deduction.”
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Cohen #MichaelCohen #Testify #TaxReturns #TaxEvasion #TaxFraud #Criminal #NotMyPresident #ProfessionalCriminal #PresidentTrump #LockHimUp #Politics #News
GOP has turned into a cult
"They have become a cult, and they simply follow Donald Drumpf wherever he meanders through the desert, following him, making excuses for him, enabling him. And it really is a moment for choosing. It really is a defining moment for the party and for these individuals."
Rubin is among a number of prominent conservative critics who have distanced themselves from the Republican Party since Drumpf took office. Figures such as Bill Kristol, who was an editor at The Weekly Standard before its closure in December, and Washington Post columnist George Will have drawn extensive attention for their rebukes of the president.
Such figures have spurred derision from some conservatives. In July, Ned Ryun, a former presidential writer for George W. Bush mentioned Rubin, Kristol and Will in an editorial in The Hill criticizing "Never Trumpers."
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #RightWing #RightWinged #GOP #Cult #Sect #News #Politics #PresidentTrump #Congress #Senate
Via @Kenny Chaffin
Is Trump particularly vulnerable in the primaries?
The problem is that it is common for voters to say they are open to a primary challenge to the president of their own party. It happened to former President Barack Obama in 2010-2011, before Obama went on to win re-election. It also happened to Bill Clinton in 1994-1995, before Clinton went on to win re-election. It did not happen to George W. Bush in 2002-2003, but that was because of strong Republican support for a wartime president.
Yes, but (almost) all of them were reasonable presidents, thus reasonable candidates, which Trump certainly isn't. What the GOP need is a reasonable candidate to counter Trump during the primaries. Otherwise, Trump is going to enter the re-election process without an adversary in his own party. And this would hurt the party's reputation another time.
In late October 2010, an Associated Press poll found that 47 percent of Democrats said Obama "should be challenged" in a party primary. That included 29 percent of Democrats who said they originally supported Obama in the 2008 primary battle.
But most of all, the primary talk serves to emphasize that polls often don't mean much. Back in 2010, in reporting the number of Democrats who were open to an Obama challenge, the Associated Press added this caution: "Recent history shows presidents' early polling numbers mean little about their re-election prospects. At this stage two years before their re-elections, Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan had approval ratings that were lower than Obama's now, according to the Gallup Poll; both men won a second term. The ratings for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter were better than Obama's; both lost."
#Trump #Primaries #PrimaryElections #GOP #Republicans #RedWave #PresidentTrump #GeneralElection #Election2020 #Elections2020 #DonaldTrump #News #Politics
Donald Trump Jr. could run for president in 2024
Mr Drumpf made no additional comment indicating his opinion, but it follows increasing speculation that he is planning to follow in his father's footsteps by entering US politics.
Mr Drumpf has also been a strong supporter of his father’s policies on social media, while repeatedly attacking Democrats, journalists and the Mueller investigation into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #DonaldTrumpJr #GeneralElection #Election2024 #Elections2024 #Republicans #GOP #RedWave #PresidentTrump #MAGA #Corruption #Crooked #Nepotism #News #Politics
Via @murdeRED dreams GrandWizardOfZOG
On Trump's presidency after two years
Or would Drumpf, a rambunctious, ego-driven outsider who never follows the rules, change the office itself by establishing precedents that his successors would eventually use to justify their own flexing of presidential power?
Drumpf's verbal torching of the institutions of his own government like the Justice Department and the FBI appears to be becoming more intense as Robert Mueller's special counsel probe grinds on.
"I use many stats. I use many stats," Drumpf told a reporter who challenged him with official government data on drug trafficking last week. "Let me tell you, you have stats that are far worse than the ones that I use."
Admitting that his own were corrupt as well, although he presumes that the government's, thus his, data were wrong. His own administration spreaded lies, then, even those he doesn't want to influence or control anyhow.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Midterm #Resume #House #Senate #Congress #WhiteHouse #ChecksAndBalances #BalanceOfPower #Corruption #Crooked #Insane #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump #MAGA #News #Politics
Executing the 25th amendment is unconstitutional
Because executing articles that are written down in the Constitution has to be unconstitutional. Well... I don't know what to think about this.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #25thAmendment #TwentyFifthAmendment #Dershovitz #AlanDershovitz #TV #PresidentTrump #Constitution #Unconstitutional
Donnie assails man who revealed the DOJ contemplated his impeachment
And, seemingly in response, the president tweeted: "Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a 'poor little Angel' when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of 'insurance policy' in case I won.
Does Donnie actually have a hard time pretending to not actually speak with a backwater redneck accent? I could really imagine him with an accent that sounded like half of his jaw is deranged significantly, so that he is mumbling all the time.
“I wrote this book because the president’s attacks on me symbolize his destructive effect on the country as a whole,” Mr McCabe said in a statement issued through his publisher, St. Martin’s. “He is undermining America’s safety and security, and eroding public confidence in its institutions. His attacks on the most crucial institutions of government, and on the professionals who serve within them, should make every American stand up and take notice.”
#Trump #DonaldTrump #McCabe #AndrewMcCabe #DOJ #DepartmentOfJustice #Justice #RussiaInvestigation #RussianCollusion #Comey #JamesComey #FBI #Corruption #Crooked #Republican #GOP #News #Politics #US #USA #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump
On Richard Nixon's healthcare program
"In the ultimate sense, the general good health of our people is the foundation of our national strength, as well as being the truest wealth that individuals can possess."
"While we emphasize preventive maintenance for our automobiles and appliances, we do not do the same for our bodies. The private health insurance system, good as it is, operates largely as standby emergency equipment, not coming into use until we are stricken and admitted to the most expensive facility, a hospital."
"Equal access for all to health care: We must do all we can to end any racial, economic, social or geographical barriers which may prevent any citizen from obtaining adequate health protection."
This is what I call a presidential initiative. Not what the orange toddler-in-chief currently executes, lobbyism combined with ignorance and stupidity. Even though Nixon was just another president who had to leave due to a scandal he caused himself, he still embodied what can be a capable president who cared for his people. At least in this sector.
#Nixon #RichardNixon #Republican #MAGA #Healthcare #Health #NationalHealthcare #Medicare #Medicaid #ACA #Obamacare #Presidential #NotMyPresident #Trump #PresidentTrump #DonaldTrump #DotardTrump #Politics