April 7th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #78

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  1. BG2 says:

    God save us from idiots.
    If you are really serious I’ll bet you your house you are wrong.
    Trying hard but can’t think of a single reason Russia would go to war over a disintegrating client state. What exactly would be their strategic aim and best outcome?
    And YOU are allowed to vote……..

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  2. Pam says:

    After what happened last night, I think watching this will give everyone some perspective on how certain events are shaping the Trump presidency. This video does mention the almost vote on phase one of the health legislation and so I knew this was very recent. This is Mark Taylor btw. He speaks a lot here about unity but he talks about Gorsuch and the supreme court for just a brief minute or two. Some of you may remember him talking about things getting rocky in the first few months of this presidency and of course we are seeing that now. He said that things will probably get really bad for a while with possibly several incidences of civil unrest but he kept emphasizing about praying for POTUS and he also mentioned about praying for the removal of these unelected judges and even some members of congress. He’s basically telling us not to give up the fight and to continue praying.

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  3. Remember when Iran was talking a bunch of trash to Trump, essentially stating test him. Trump displaying his strength, don’t test the Alpha Male. He made an example out of Assad and told the world to kiss his @$$ if they didn’t like it. Trump is now testing world leaders to see how they respond.

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  5. fedback says:

    Obama’s former national security advisor, four star General Jones just said that allowing the red line to be crossed in 2013 was a very big mistake.
    He thinks Trump made the right call

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  6. ZZZ says:

    TRUMP-XI JINPING SUMMIT
    http://www.scmp.com/topics/trump-xi-jinping-summit

    Interesting look at how the Chinese viewed this meeting…what they deemed noteworthy.

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  7. ZZZ says:

    Key mission for China at Xi-Trump summit: learning who has his ear

    Following a period of great uncertainty since Trump was elected, China has learned to adopt new ways of communication in dealing with the unpredictable US leader, mainly through his trusted advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is seen by Beijing officials as a “pragmatic” man, according to Chinese foreign policy experts.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2084442/key-mission-china-xi-trump-summit-learning-who-has-his

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  8. Martin says:

    For some, the pedestal on which they have placed PDJT teeters and wobbles, due to their own pacing, wringing and overwrought fandom.

    Some perspective is in order. Remember that the choice was stark – no chance, or every chance. Either you trust, or you do not.

    I’ll go for the former.

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    • missmarple2 says:

      President Trump cares about his family, his reputation, and his country. The idea that he would be duped, would succumb to globalism, or any other nefarious motive is just ridiculous.

      I stand with President Trump.

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      • the5thranchhand says:

        Very well stated missmarple2. Thank you for sharing. Will be standing with President Trump through thick and thin, come hell or high water.

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  9. Mike says:

    Whew, this is some turbulent stuff we are going through…….

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      • fedback says:

        Have stopped counting how many times Ann has freaked out

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        • Mike says:

          I can’t comment, because I am freaking out a little myself. The news on twitter is all over the place. Bannon is being pushed out by Ivanka and Jared (I’ve don’t think either of them should be in the position they are in. Trump needs his sons around him, not his feminist daughter and her hubby). No, he is not. Trump did the right thing, No, Trump has flipped. It happened so fast, it takes some time for a fella to sort it out. I don’t know what’s going on, I’m apparently the only person who doesn’t know what’s going on.

          There are real Trolls, who no matter what, Trump can do no right. There are the cultists. where Trump can do no wrong. I am neither. I don’t know what’s going on, I’m apparently the only person who doesn’t know what’s going on.

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          • Kathy says:

            You and me, Mike. That makes two, because I don’t know either.

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          • WSB says:

            Relax. Look at the crap we stayed strong with during the primaries and the election. Trump always owns the downside and always hits that counter punch.

            What Trump ordered last night had to be done. He passed the Presidential test with flying colors. He had to smash the Obama failure.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      One of the first things Pres Trump did was sign an EO to halt the invasion of ‘Syrian refugees’.
      That was blocked.
      He did another one…and that was blocked too.

      I think he saw what was coming next after this latest chem weapon attack:

      “We cannot stop taking in the ‘Syrian refugees’ because chemical weapons!!11!!!”
      Eleventy!

      That’s right. Renewed calls for even more muslim invaders to be let into our country…”because chemical weapons!”

      Candidate Trump said repeatedly, that he would “wipe ISIS off the face of the earth”.
      How did people figure he was going to do that?
      With harsh language?

      We have 1000 troops over there now, in Syria, fighting ISIS.
      Learning that there are chem weapons there…well, that added a whole new level of urgency.

      All these people who are saying…”OMG. He used some bombs!”…are just not making a whole lot of sense right now.

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  10. hope this is true!

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  11. or this?

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  12. Martin says:

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  13. Tazz2293 says:

    Folks like Paul Joseph Watson, Ann Coulter and others of their ilk make money by fanning flames. Remember that as you move forward reading tweets from them. If they are not stirring up some kind of conflict than they feel they are losing your attention.

    That is one of the many reasons I like CTH. You get some perspective about everything going on. We can disagree at times but the message stays on point and is not an attempt to stir any type of pot

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  14. missmarple2 says:

    ATTENTION!

    Anyone continuing to push the Jared Kushner and Ivanka stuff is going to be considered a moron by me. That is all I have to say. By the way, it’s bordering on anti-Semitic.

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    • FofBW says:

      Pure gaslighting by the msm and psy-ops by the globalist. All fake.

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    • Mike says:

      ATTENTION:

      Anyone who says that criticism of Jared Kushner is “antisemitism” is going to be considered a moron by me. That is all I have to say

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    • fedback says:

      We just had Justice Gorsuch confirmed
      Some people will never be satisfied

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    • G3 says:

      Their children preformed for President Xi and his wife last night. It’s absolutely adorable. I can’t post the video but it’s on President Trump and Ivanka’s FB. Enjoy 😊

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    • Just Scott says:

      ATTENTION: Anyone who criticizes me as being a moron might be right. I am not sure…

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    • Mike says:

      Sorry for my harsh reply but look. I and others don’t think the influence that Ivanka and Jared have is good or appropriate. I understand Trump loves his daughter, but neither her or her husband are qualified to be advising him on foreign affairs, which apparently they have been doing. The talk is that they are trying to push Steve Bannon out, which would be a disaster.

      Ivanka’s name came out as one who pushed for the removal of Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s original campaign director, who was very VERY loyal to Trump. What the heck does she know about Presidential campaigns and foreign affairs? she is in over her head. She is also quite a feminist, and can’t help but try to push Trump to the left.

      Whether they are Jewish or not doesn’t matter. They need to be looked at with a critical eye..

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      • cozette says:

        Corey was loyal but loyalty isn’t everything. Competence is also important. Corey was perfect for stage one. Manafort was perfect for navigating the Byzantine Convention attempt by Never Trumpets to deny Trump the nomination and Bannon and KAC were perfect for the general election phase. If Ivanka was a part of these decisions then bravo to her. Trump has a right to his advisors and staff. Period. I really dislike this narrative that Ivanka is the enemy because she is a democrat. One, she is an independent. Two many democrats voted for Trump which is why he won and many Republicans actively or passively supported Hillary. This NOT about party. It’s about Americans versus globalists. Attacks on Jared and Ivan’s ignore these realities and serve the globalist goal of dividing Trumps coalition into warring factions. Shame on anyone who participates in this obvious splinter strategy.

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        • Jerzy2GA says:

          Agreed. I’m not here to prop her prop her up when she does something i feel “awesome” and degrade her( and Jared) when she does something i find “horrible”.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Pres Trump has sacrificed sooo much…for us.
        For example, he has five other homes that make the White House look like a dump.

        I think that having Ivanka near him gives him comfort.
        Sometimes even the most powerful man needs the simple comfort of a hug…from someone who loves him, unconditionally.

        So I am not going to deny him that comfort.

        Ivanka and Jared are a package deal; they are married, with three little ones.
        I think it gives P45 sheer joy to see some of his grandbabies on a regular basis.

        Jared is a smart guy.
        So far, I haven’t seen any harm in the work he’s done for us.
        Maybe I missed something…in which case, perhaps you can let me know what I missed.

        All these rumors such as “Ivanka wants Bannon out”, are just rumors, aren’t they?

        As far as Corey leaving…well, I don’t think he had the experience to handle the enormity of a National Presidential Campaign.
        Love Corey. He’s a great guy & very loyal.
        But the mission was to Win.

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        • big bad mike says:

          Right on! But without Corey – we would not have won NH- which got the train going

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        • Oldschool says:

          I hope you are right on this wheatie. In general, it is not good to have family involved in business, but the Trumps seem to pull it off. There has been too much being said on the Bannon/kushner conflict and KAC certainly didn’t offer strong denials on the subject tonight. I am not liking it. Seems to be some truth to it. Hope not.

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          • KitKat says:

            I read just above that Bannon said he advised against the attack on Syria because it wasn’t America First. After Trump’s surge of general popularity after proceeding, he might draw conclusions about Bannon’s advice from that. I hope not, but I can see it as a possibility. From what I read today, Farage and Bannon were essentially on the same page re the attack.

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        • WSB says:

          My only concern is that Jared and Ivanka retained Jamie Gorelick as their attorney for separating their investments. If true, she may be a very bad element and advisor, not to mentionand leaker. She has direct lines of communication to Soros, Brock, and others.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Ditto! It is all over Twitter and seems like a very co-ordinated hit job. Lee Stranahan is one that truly shocks me… saw that he was calling on Trump supporters to burn Ivanka’s stuff!

      This is totally insane.

      I don’t understand why they are doing this. Don’t they realize that this is playing into the lefties hands?

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  15. Just Scott says:

    The rumors I am seeing that “Syria’s President Assad has suffered a stroke” or is dead would be an interesting new dimension to the puzzle. But, when I try to validate that, it seems to stem from 30JAN17 articles, and I found plausible video of an interview dated 11MAR17. I am not pursuing this further.

    video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLkqnUDlEGo&feature=youtu.be

    MEMRI report: https://www.memri.org/reports/reports-arab-media-syrian-president-bashar-al-assad-gravely-ill

    DailyMail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4171722/Syria-denies-rumours-President-Assad-stroke.html

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  16. FofBW says:

    Just amazes me how many folks believe our President is “stupid”, “not informed” and generally just not quick enough on the trigger.
    He has done more in less than 80 days than most politicians do in a year.
    It is fear he will fail that drives this in my opinion. I choose not to live in fear.

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  17. Just Scott says:

    “Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed to boost cooperation with the U.S. on trying to persuade North Korea to abandon its pursuit of long-range nuclear weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday.” 4/7/17 6:48 PM

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2619735/

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  18. fedback says:

    Bob Woodward claims Trump was given the option to eliminate Assad’s whole airforce on six bases.
    He wisely declined

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    • KitKat says:

      I was wondering what the three choices were. An earlier post today said he was given three choices to consider and at the meeting, quickly eliminated one option and focused on two in particular.\\

      So now we know two of them. 1. The strike that he did, and 2. the option to eliminate Assad’s whole air force on six bases.

      I wonder what the third choice was, and which two he seriously looked at.

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  19. Bull Durham says:

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  20. Tulsi Gabbard was a disgrace on Tucker. Soros and the DNC obviously got to her, too bad

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  21. Bull Durham says:

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  22. ALEX says:

    I’m enjoying the last week or so and especially since last night. All the phonies have been snuffed out. Hopefully this site loses the gossip columnists and tabloid voyeur click…That should be done in another few months…

    I’ve laughed so hard at the Trump has lost his base frauds. Yes, Trump is a helpless baby and needs you so much. Thankfully he has Jared and Ivanka to set him straight hahahaha….and of course major shakeups coming and the neocons are in charge blah blah blah..

    MAGA

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  23. Bull Durham says:

    Sweden Horror CCTV-

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  24. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Good week for Trump; and the country.
    Pass the ketchup.

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  25. Bull Durham says:

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    • ALEX says:

      The word of GOD

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    • cozette says:

      Then the fake Intel can be exposed by independent investigators which will help Trump CONTINUE to drain the IC swamp. Consider this a sting by team Trump. Trump did not have the power or political capital to straight out call the “patriots in the military IC” liars. Remember the neocons are trying to impeach Trump for treasonous collusion with Putin. How could he side with Putin over our military’s Intel to protect Putin’s puppet? The dying babies videos were constantly on the air. Trumps solution was brilliant. He did a symbolic strike which shut the neo con narrative up. Assad is safe. Tillerson can now negotiate with Russia next week without fear of being called a traitor. Neo cons btfo. They’re just too stupid to realize it.

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      • ALEX says:

        We tracked the planes and the planes from the base that bombed the hospital thirty minutes later. Your in for some big surprises in the next few days

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  26. Rejuvenated says:

    Is anyone else seeing the chemical attack and Russia being conflated in the news? I’d say MSM, but ran across stories at Truthfeed, Government Slaves and others less traveled. Also, they’re hyping a Russian ship “steaming” towards the area with the USS Porter (RT story says routine return to port in Syria with one month stay). Is Deep State emboldened and making their move with fake intel?

    http://truthfeed.com/breaking-u-s-military-officials-looking-into-reports-russia-had-a-hand-in-chemical-attack/63102/

    http://govtslaves.info/russian-warship-steams-toward-us-destroyers-that-launched-syria-strikes/

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  27. cozette says:

    Then Steele, Tulsi And Rand Paul need to proceed to prove their allegations and out the Deep State. Trump does not have the power or political capital to call the IC liars. He cleverly slipped out of the trap laid by the neo cons with their dying babies videos and cries for invasion and the democrats calls for more refugees. He did a symbolic strike. Warned Russia first. Now it’s case closed. Assad is safe from the neo con lynch mob. McCain will look stupid pursuing Trumps collusion with Putin blather. And indepen

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  28. Walt says:

    For everyone that is Monday morning quarterbacking my President. Realize that this Man has took all the slings and arrows against him and his family and has stood in the Gap to save this great nation, which he did not need to do so. Not one of you would or could stand in this man shoes. If you want to believe your favorite talking head or blogger go right ahead but I believe President Trump and I will follow him into battle on foreign or domestic soil if need be there is no room to be half in or half out. President Trump has earned my respect and is our only hope there is no one else think about that for a minute and realize you have zero knowledge of weight that resides on our President Trump’s shoulders and you never will. ALL MEDIA IS WORKING AN ANGLE to keep you actively involved its how they make money… Our country and our President needs and deserves our unwavering support!!!

    I Stand with President Trump!!!

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  29. psadie says:

    Has anyone gotten an email for Mr. Diehl…he is running against Senator Elizabeth Warren in Mass. I am sending him money for his campaign. Does anyone know how he fares currently in his state?

    https://diehlforsenate.com/?utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email2&utm_campaign=first

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  30. Walt says:

    What did he do that has been done over and over?

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    • Walt says:

      The media is not your friend. A chemical attack was done on the Syrian people killing 100’s regardless of who may or may not have done it. The intel points to that airport as the plane that was used in conducting the chem attack. Our President did not declare war. He destroyed the airport that conducted the operation so it could not be used again. There is nothing more nothing less. Everything else is media crap being passed by everyone.

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    • RedBallExpress says:

      I don’t know but I have worked with very bright people that are completely insane and I can assure you that no 2 days or even 2 minutes are the same. It is incredible the things they can come up with. Einstein is referring to the rest of us.

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      • Walt says:

        no they are projecting there weakness and their in-ability to get things done on our President. These same pundits have been punditing for 20 years… name one thing they accomplished as our country loses freedom after freedom after freedom? As our country moves in one direction? They don’t care they are paid to understand your concern and pontificate on it. President Trump is not them! Not anyone they know and is not going to do anything the way they think!!!!

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  31. Sedanka says:

    I’m saying this too much lately – now that we have someone in power who ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHES THINGS we don’t need professional complainers like Geller and Coulter anymore. It doesn’t surprise me that they would turn on Trump. A successul Trump means no purpose for them.

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  32. ALEX says:

    Another blowhard…I hear she has marriage and money troubles, plus hates Muslims because she is Jewish like Kushner….These are reliable sources…

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  33. ALEX says:

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  34. Just Scott says:

    This makes me very nervous.

    태양절 Saturday 15 April, 2017 begins the “Day of the Sun” 3 day festival celibrating the birthday of Kim Il-sung, founder of North Korea.

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  35. JoD says:

    To those “Trump supporters” who are freaking out about the Syrian “Special Delivery”…..
    I keep hearing and reading, “this is not what we signed up for”, “this is none of our business”, “we are not the world’s policemen.”, “we don’t support military action”, etc., etc.
    What about….ISIS?
    Is that our business? After all, we are not the world’s policemen!
    How do they think the US is planning to defeat ISIS?
    I’m certain that current and future plans include more military power.
    During the campaign, when discussing ISIS, Candidate Trump said that he would bomb the $hit out of them to cheering crowds. That is what they signed up for.

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  36. Charles White says:

    Bull D!! You’re Back!!
    Glad to see it. I really enjoy your insight!!

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  37. Stansbury says:

    Regards to all Treepers (trolls asides)
    This is the place to be to discern truth.
    Iron on iron (frequently iron on wood, or plastic).

    Still, the place to be to learn and grow (through Sundance and the undaunted commenters

    Thank you all

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