March 13th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #53

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942 Responses to March 13th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #53

  1. Trainer says:

    This stinks…

    “Of course, Kushner’s company has downplayed conflict of interest concerns saying that he sold his financial interest in the building to families members. That said, we suspect that won’t be enough to alleviate the concerns of his political opposition who are all to eager to exploit any hint of impropriety.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-13/kushners-set-receive-400mm-chinese-firm-nyc-real-estate-deal

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    • singingsoul says:

      Seems the standards for the Kushner and Trump’s are different than anyone else.
      All other family members of advisors past and present are being scrutinized…?

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      • Trainer says:

        Neither Kushner nor Ivanka should have been let near the White House – other than for family visits. Even a hint of impropriety is a stain on Trump’s record.

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        • wyntre says:

          BS.

          Every comment I have read of yours over the past few days has been anti-Trump.

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          • dilonsfo says:

            Amen!

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          • Trainer says:

            Trump campaigned on a platform of openness and honesty, and with a pledge to drain the swamp. To call BS on my calling attention to something right out of the swamp is BS. If we have learned anything over the last eight years, it is to hold our leaders to account. If you want to bury your head in the swamp, that’s your business, but I will continue to state my opinion – if that is okay by you?

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            • Alexsandra says:

              You’d be much better off doing so on an anti-Trump site. They’d probably like your opinion. I just find yourself-righteous tone and aggressiveness annoying.

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          • Alison says:

            yup. Trainer’s pattern is obvious.

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          • asawasa says:

            you are correct, Trainer is a Anti-trumper or never-trumper. look at his op

            “This stinks……we suspect that won’t be enough to alleviate the concerns of his political opposition who are all to eager to exploit any hint of impropriety.”

            he agrees with the speculation in the article which puts him squarely in the political opposition camp. Until those folks produce any real evidence of pay for play or the Kushners influencing Trump in regards to china or whoever is supposedly connected to that business deal, i’d just take everything they cry wolf about with a grain of salt. at this point it is all concern, speculation, and conjecture.

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        • thetrain2016 says:

          Based on your “logic” every politician should divorce, get rid of children and all other relatives before taking office…

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        • singingsoul says:

          Trainer “Neither Kushner nor Ivanka should have been let near the White House – other than for family visits.”
          ____________________________
          I agree with you. This is way to risky for many reasons. Also Kushner and Ivanka are both liberals and I wonder at times if their influence can take the President off track…? It is what it is and I hope there is no downfall in this arrangement..

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          Well, there’s no hint of impropriety at all. There’s nothing improper and no one has shown there is. Trainer, you’re sounding a lot like the trolls Sundance wrote about yesterday that are infesting the threads here at CTH to undermine those of us who support our president. Comments like this one of yours will fall on dear ears and be rejected.

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          • Trainer says:

            So, anyone who doesn’t read from the party script is now a troll? Open debate and scrutiny are not to be feared, other than be those who fear them. By the way, there is every hint of impropriety. Tell us all what you would have been screaming if such a thing had happened during Obama’s Presidency?

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Compare it to Hillery and what was going on since Bill was in the WH.The outright, in your face, criminality was unbelievable. And, WE KNOW IT WOULD HAVE CONTINUED if she had made it into the WH.

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          • Trainer says:

            Hillary isn’t in the White House; Trump is. Are you saying he should have a little slack?

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            • Alexsandra says:

              Why do you find it necessary to be so argumentative?

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              • Trainer says:

                It’s called debate, and my original contention still stands: This stinks…

                “Of course, Kushner’s company has downplayed conflict of interest concerns saying that he sold his financial interest in the building to families members. That said, we suspect that won’t be enough to alleviate the concerns of his political opposition who are all to eager to exploit any hint of impropriety.”

                http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-13/kushners-set-receive-400mm-chinese-firm-nyc-real-estate-deal

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                • Wiggyky says:

                  There is no debate when you use Anti-American Communist Democrat propaganda direct from the basement of the Outhouse.

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                • missmarple2 says:

                  I am not interested in debate. This is a virtue signaling pose by eiher a Never Trumper or a Hillary supporter.

                  You are interested n causing division. You do not have the best interests of either the people of this country nor President Trump at heart.

                  Pffft. I hope the administrator removes you.

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                  • cozette says:

                    If you want to debate go to Breitbart. This place is called the Refuge. You are not a Trump supporter so this is not a venue for your comments. BTW someone who was committed to Making America Great Again may have shared the same article you did but with a much different spirit. There may have been a question about whether there was anything to be concerned about. Perhaps a request for perspective. You didn’t do that. You went straight for the vocabulary we’ve heard from Never Trumper political pharisees. OMG you actually used the word TAINTED. I could almost hear you hiss he SINNED. If this was not your intent then please take my comments as a reality check.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              No, I am saying there would not be this kind of scrutiny of her obvious pay for play. Plus, I think you are wrong.

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              • Trainer says:

                There would not be this kind of scrutiny, from the MSM, but the comment threads on this site would be black and blue with outrage. And fair enough that you think I’m wrong; we all have our own opinions.

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            • Kim Arias says:

              Yes–do give him slack. He has done more than any other president before him in his short time there. He loves America and it’s citizens. If his family is who he trust–so be it.

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        • Lucille says:

          If you were alive at the time, I’m sure you wrote letters to the editor all over the place re John Kennedy naming Robert as his attorney general.

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    • suncc49 says:

      Real estate is tough to fudge market values on…. this deal doesn’t look like it is out of bounds of market value for NYC real estate? Now if they were getting a 50% stake with an investment of 200,000 on a 7.2 billion building, I would be concerned.

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  2. Pam says:

    but the vote is still open. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Good.
      Now she can do something about Medicare denying claims and/or payments for very elderly sick people like my 106-year-old husband.

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. tim glave says:

    To all you Treepers out there. First I must apologize for my rants today. I just had to get it out. As I have always observed on the Tree house if you make a comment you will get the best return comments. Thanks to all of you. I will look into these suggestions without delay. The Conservative Tree house is my go to place. Mikey, sorry no offence taken. Hopefully none given. Peace. And for all the rest MAGA

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    • Cowwow says:

      God bless and keep you and your wife Tim.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Oh, of course none taken, Tim. I hit a nerve when I used the word “uncooperative”, and you’ve been put through the ringer already. I knew it wasn’t really about me, and I know how frustrating it is from my own obstacles. We all get worn down and lose the sense that there are unexplored alternatives. I’m glad you are more in balance again. Peace to you and your wife.

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  5. Pam says:

    Seema Verma is confirmed as head of Medicare/Medicaid with a vote of 55-43.

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  7. citizen817 says:

    PJ Watson on Race Hustler Snoop Dog!

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. Lucille says:

    Two vids from MRCTV:

    “Reality Check: Spoiler Alert, Liberals: Trump’s Still President”

    “Uncommon Sense: Donna Brazile, Politicizing Tragedies”
    MRCTV

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  10. Pam says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Amazing. Is that normal for Prez to meet with Mayor, etc. about such things BEFORE the storm even happens?

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        I thought the same thing at first, then thought about the fact that DC is different than any other city since it’s basically controlled by the federal government. Whether other presidents would meet about such things is probably not real common, but Trump listens like no president before him and so this seems like something he’d do.

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  11. Alison says:

    LOL current Breitbart article has former CIA head M Hayden blaming ‘millenial culture’ for leaks, lack of security, etc. Wait till ‘our cohorts’ at Reddit/4-chan get a load of his BS.

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  12. Pam says:

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  13. dilonsfo says:

    Trump is really doing well. The US economy is doing so well, the dollar is so strong that the international money men are worried. Seems they want strong economies to do poorly so that other nations will do well.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-visco-fed-idUSKBN16K0XG?il=0

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  14. citizen817 says:

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    • big bad mike says:

      Schumer can’t weaken America if the President continues to play smart ball and eliminates the job destroying policies of Obama. Get the employer mandate out of Obamacare so companies can hire more than 50 without penalty, and keep killing harmful and unnecessary regulation by executive order. That’s all he needs to do. Employers will continue to hire and offer Company Health Insurance to keep their workers. Obamacare will be a bigger loser than it is now. Wages will grow and eventually the dishonest media will have to deal with the economic success of his Administration. Anybody with a good job will not need Obamacare. President Trump will win because he works smart.

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    • KBR says:

      Dobbs was off the rails tonight interrupting his guests, especially about healthcare. Even interrupting the lady who has so much knowledge about ACA and insurance…
      He needs to calm down and let the guests speak.
      He did the same thing Friday.
      Not worth watching.

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      • E C says:

        I haven’t been watching much of him lately, but I did see Gingrich this evening. I’m confused. Which way is Lou going? I thought he was going after the freedom caucus for the games they’re playing. Is he for or against R&R?

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        • dilonsfo says:

          No, tonight (and on several other nights) his hatred for Paul Ryan got in the way of interviewing his guest. I think he realized this because in the next segment he stated what a smart lady his guest is. Too bad, she was pointing out the strengths of the new health bill. She really knows the health care stuff.

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      • Yes KBR, he’s been outta control last few days. He was very argumentative with almost everyone.

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        • cozette says:

          Lou knows that Ryan is a total snake and is doing his best to call him out just like we did with Romney. If Trump is to succeed Lou knows that Ryans smug Better way smirk needs to be wiped off his face once and for all. Ryan needs to be crushed and humiliated so he realizes we want Trumps way NOT Ryans way. Lou is doing his part. If Ryan does not at long last humble himself and get on board the Trump Train hopefully passionate patriots like Lou will lead to Ryan being replaced. Again, Trump sweetly set smug Ryan up to be Romneyed. Lou is doing his part beautifully.

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  15. Pam says:

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  16. Lucille says:

    Blast from the past…

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. truthandjustice says:

    Interesting interview with Lindsey Graham with Bill O’Reilly. Re wiretapping deal, he said he’s requested any proof of a warrant for that and said if there is no warrant found, then it wasn’t done, period. End of story. Wrong. He’s hoping this narrative sticks – I guess long enough for their MSM buddies run with that for awhile — but according to Judge Napolitano, Obama definitely did and didn’t need a warrant:

    “In a mind-blowing clarification, Judge Andrew Napolitano told Lou Dobbs on Monday that former President Obama definitely surveilled Donald Trump during the election campaign. Further, he did so without a warrant from any court.

    According to Napolitano, As president, Obama had the power to order the NSA to wiretap anyone at any time.

    http://theblacksphere.net/2017/03/judge-napolitano-obama-wiretapped-trump-without-warrant/

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Obama used a FISA, denied in June 2016 and approved in Oct 2016. The FISA was based on the existance of a server set up by NeverTrumper Evan McMullin, existance of server known and approved by Obama/Clinton. The server and thus the FISA were both fraudulent.

      As for Judge N, am not qualified to comment.

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      • Cowwow says:

        Interesting that Judge N stated this morning on Stuart Varney’s show or Charles Payne’s show: he had been assured by reputable inside security source for Fox News that they knew without a doubt it was the English spy agency that was tapped to do the spying so that all our agencies could deny!
        Conflicted much?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      😯 He said that!

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    • LOL – No idea where to start with that one. A senator whose opinions I disagree with gives an interview to an opinion pundit I don’t trust, after which a judge whose legal stands are wildly inconsistent asserts (with no actual evidence) that candidate Trump was (for sure) wiretapped, because Obama might not have needed a warrant. All on a channel I don’t consider unbiased enough to watch. The multilevels of “whaa?” make my head spin.

      Thank God for re-runs of Have Gun Will Travel…

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  19. Pam says:

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  21. jeans2nd says:

    For those interested in the Middle East, Libya, Syria, Iraq, etc –

    “Exclusive: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role – sources”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-libya-exclusive-idUSKBN16K2RY

    The article’s writers’ conclusions are incorrect, imo.

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  22. citizen817 says:

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  24. jeans2nd says:

    Hungary’s president re-elected, beating back challenge by ‘Soros candidate’
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/03/13/Hungarys-president-re-elected-beating-back-challenge-by-Soros-candidate/7291489415908/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ts&utm_medium=6

    “Hungarian President Janos Ader (said) “If we don’t have a homeland, then we don’t exist…Now the question is, do we want the homeland to live, or not?”

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  27. John Locke says:

    Trump to lay wreath at Andrew Jacksons tomb for his 250th Birthday on Wednesday and tour the Hermitage before his rally in Nashville

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2017/03/13/hermitage-close-wednesday-same-day-trump-visit/99116812/

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  28. sunnydaze says:

    Iraqi soldier who’s been fighting ISIS in Iraq is reduced to tears when he hears that Sweden proposes to treat ISIS fighters who return to Sweden with “compassion”.

    (For those who don’t know already): Many “Swedes” have gone to ME and fought with ISIS. They’re allowed to return to Sweden and gov. peeps have repeatedly opted for the “treat them with compassion and hope they ‘reform’ method.” Yeah I know, sounds impossible…….But this is Sweden we’re talking about. The most insane country on the planet.

    http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.3814/is-would-take-sweden-in-a-few-hours.html

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  29. NJF says:

    LOLOLOLOLOL

    Soros Fellow Flees Country While Wife Arrested For Welfare Scam | Weasel Zippers

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/329306-soros-fellow-flees-country-while-wife-arrested-for-welfare-scam/

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  30. toriangirl says:

    Interesting audio clip released by Breitbart of Paul Ryan being the weasel he is.

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  31. NJF says:

    Frightening.

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