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  • Bolton offers scathing criticism of Trump at closed-door event, attendee says

    09/19/2019 4:06:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | Jim Acosta and Paul LeBlanc
    Former national security adviser John Bolton didn't offer any praise of President Donald Trump in remarks at a private event Wednesday, but instead took aim at his former boss' policies on the world stage, according to an attendee. Bolton, who Trump fired earlier this month, made comments at an event hosted by the Gatestone Institute in New York that the attendee characterized to CNN as scathing in their criticism of Trump's approach to Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Politico was first to report on Bolton's remarks. "Bolton didn't have anything positive to say about Trump," the attendee said.
  • As frustration with Bolton mounted, Trump reached out to ex-adviser McMaster [uh oh]

    09/10/2019 1:08:35 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/10/19 | Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Kristen Welker
    In phone calls to McMaster, Trump told his second national security adviser that he missed him. WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump began losing confidence in national security adviser John Bolton, whom he fired on Tuesday, he reached out to the man he had fired to give Bolton the job: retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. In phone calls to McMaster — the first of which took place last fall — Trump told his second national security adviser that he missed him, according to two people familiar with the conversations. It’s a sentiment the president has also expressed to White House...
  • Bolton says he offered to resign night before Trump announced his firing

    09/10/2019 9:53:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    Outgoing national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday disputed President Trump's account of his dismissal, tweeting that he offered to resign before the president announced his ouster. "I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow,'" Bolton tweeted. Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and other journalists said that Bolton had texted them to make clear that he resigned. The messages came moments after Trump rocked Washington with a pair of tweets that said he had asked Bolton to step down due to disagreements about policy. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services...
  • Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton-JB says he "offered to resign"

    09/10/2019 9:02:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 204 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 10, 2019 | Mangan/Breuninger
    Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton
  • Bolton Out of White House; Trump Tweet, FoxNews

    09/10/2019 9:06:08 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 69 replies
    Fox-Tweet ^ | 09-10-19 | GRRRRR
    Tv report only from FOX. Bolton’s services no longer required at the White House. John Roberts reporting now too...
  • Donald Trump interview 1980 (Never Aired, Transcript Included)

    09/02/2019 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 6, 1980 | Rona Barret Interview (Never Aired)
    RB: You are a movement, you are a doer. If you could make America perfect, how would you do it? DT: Well, I think that America is a country that has tremendous, tremendous potential. I think that much like the mind, I think that America is using very, very little of its potential. I feel that this country with the proper leadership can go on to become what it once was and I hope, and certainly hope that it does go in to be what it, what it should be. RB: What should it be? DT: Well, it should...
  • The Dow is down 573 points...

    08/23/2019 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 66 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
  • What is Trump's end game in the China trade stand-off?

    08/05/2019 12:35:20 PM PDT · by con-surf-ative · 58 replies
    Vanity | Con-surf-ative
    What is Trump’s end game in the China trade stand-off? I admit China has been ripping off US intellectual property for years and has been gaming the free enterprise system by exporting products manufactured with cheap, coerced labor and apparently have prevented US exports from competing fairly with their own domestically produced goods. The results have been loss of manufacturing and other blue collar work to outsourced labor in foreign markets. The Chinese have also been able to reverse engineer/steal/purchase technology that has a direct impact on US national security. This has to stop. However, so many inefficiencies have been...
  • Dow plunges 875 points after China devalues its currency

    08/05/2019 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    CNN Business ^ | Aug. 5, 2019 | Anneken Tappe
    The Dow tumbled 875 points and global stocks were in disarray on Monday after China escalated the trade war with the United States. The Chinese government devalued the yuan to fall below its 7-to-1 ratio with the US dollar for the first time in a decade Monday. A weaker currency could soften the blow the United States has dealt China with its tariffs. The weak yuan ignited fear on Wall Street that a currency war has begun or that the United States would respond with even higher tariffs, prolonging the standoff with China and potentially weakening the global economy. Investors...
  • Trump the Diplomat: Art of the Global Deal

    05/14/2017 4:14:17 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/14/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    From his first days in politics, the fake press panned Trump as "inexperienced" in statecraft and therefore "unqualified" to preside over America's domestic, let alone foreign policy. But in practice, Trump has pretty much demolished every bogeyman his opponents have thrown in front of him.  So follow me as I try to analyze how Trump has (in his first 100 days) succeeded mightily in the diplomatic sphere. Diplomacy vs.  Straight Talk Trump is steadily revolutionizing the practice of international relations -- bringing Art of the Deal business negotiations to statecraft.  And doing that, you bet he's ruffled the feathers...
  • Trump postpones immigration sweep after Pelosi's request

    06/22/2019 12:55:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 179 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump called off a round of deportations slated to begin Sunday, saying he was delaying them for two weeks at the request of Democrats — though he said both sides need to use the time to strike a broader deal on stopping new illegal immigrants. The surprise move came just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested the delay, calling the planned deportations too cruel. “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the...
  • No US-Mexico deal exists despite Trump's claim, Mexico foreign minister says

    06/10/2019 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 66 replies
    The Independent (UK) via Yahoo ^ | June 10th, 2019 | Lily Puckett
    The Mexican foreign minister says no secret immigration deal exists between Mexico and the US, just hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that a “fully signed and documented” agreement would be “be revealed in the not too distant future.” Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s top diplomat, said in a news conference in Mexico City on Monday that there was an understanding that both countries would evaluate the number of migrants crossing the border of Mexico and the United States in the coming months, according to the New York Times. If the number is no significantly reduced, Mr Ebrard says, both nations will...
  • Trump: I've Reached a Deal With Mexico. The Tariffs Are Off.

    06/08/2019 4:39:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | June 7, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump's tariffs against Mexico have been "indefinitely suspended," he was proud to report on Friday night. He explained that the two parties managed to reach some sort of agreement. I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2019 ....stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border. This is being done...
  • Trump Says Mexico ‘Wants to Make a Deal’ as Mexican Officials Head to White House to Avoid Tariffs

    06/05/2019 11:35:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2019 | Michael D. Shear and Ana Swanson
    Vice President Mike Pence and other top administration officials will meet Wednesday with Mexico’s top diplomat as both sides try to avert the potentially crippling economic consequences of President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports. Mr. Trump has vowed to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods from Mexico beginning Monday and to increase the tax to 25 percent by October if Mexico does not prevent migrants from illegally entering the United States. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump said that it was “more likely that the tariffs” would be imposed. But on Wednesday, the president said he...
  • Trump Celebrates LGBT Pride Month, Urges World to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    05/31/2019 8:33:17 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2019 | Joel B. Pollack
    President Donald Trump tweeted Friday in celebration of LGBT Pride Month, which begins in June, and repeated his administration’s call for the international community to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is illegal. Trump has frequently been attacked by LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists on the left, particularly for his administration’s policies on transgenderism. Trump has barred transgender individuals from serving in the military, and reversed Barack Obama’s policies encouraging public schools to provide for transgender bathrooms. His administration also recently insisted on sticking to a definition of sexual discrimination that refers to biological sex. More broadly, however,...
  • ‘Don’t say we didn’t warn you’: A phrase from China signals the trade war could get even worse

    05/29/2019 10:30:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/29/2019 | Yun Li
    The biggest Chinese newspaper explicitly warned the U.S. on Wednesday that China would cut off rare earth minerals as a countermeasure in the escalated trade battle, using an expression the publication has only used twice in history, both of which involved full-on wars. “We advise the U.S. side not to underestimate the Chinese side’s ability to safeguard its development rights and interests. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!” the People’s Daily said in a commentary titled “United States, don’t underestimate China’s ability to strike back.” The publication is the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China. The phrase “Don’t...
  • Trump's ghostwriter calls "Art of the Deal" the greatest regret of his life

    05/24/2019 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 69 replies
    msn ^ | 5/24/2019 | Alex Zuckerman, Arden Farhi
    President Trump's former ghostwriter says writing "The Art of the Deal" is the biggest regret of his life and wishes the 1987 bestseller "weren't even in print." "I knew this was a bad guy when I did the book," Tony Schwartz told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. The pair sat down for lunch at New York's ViceVersa restaurant. "Trump is not only willing to lie, but he doesn't get bothered by it, doesn't feel guilty about it, isn't preoccupied by it," Schwartz said. "There's an emptiness inside Trump. There's an...
  • Trump hosts US farmers at White House after rolling out $16B aid plan

    05/23/2019 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23/4/19
    ..."this is a do-nothing Congress". ..."Nancy has lost it..."
  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump storms out of White House infrastructure meeting with Pelosi and Schumer...

    05/22/2019 9:33:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 114 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | may 22, 2019 | David Martosco
    <p>President Donald Trump showed Democratic congressional leaders the back of his hand on Wednesday, ending a planned meeting on infrastructure legislation before it began and venting publicly instead about their vows to investigate him and possibly impeach him.</p> <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had accused him hours earlier of presiding over a 'cover-up.'</p>
  • Trump administration has paid farmers $8.52 billion in aid to offset trade war

    05/15/2019 10:56:35 AM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 48 replies
    Axios ^ | 5/15/2019 | Marisa Fernandez
    As of Monday, the Trump administration has made $8.52 billion in direct payments to farmers through a 2018 aid program designed to counter losses stemming from the trade war with China, a U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesperson said.