April 8th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #79

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536 Responses to April 8th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #79

  1. Owlen Rose says:

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  2. TexasDude says:

    Trump is not an ideologue. He is not Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, libertarian, or even populist. He is all and none.

    The ideologues require us to bomb or not bomb, cut or not cut. They all demand Trump to be them no matter what or they walk.

    Moreover, if his sphere, including his own family, is not like them, they deride and try to tear apart, and they walk.

    The Freedom House Caucus is an example of such ideologues. The last thread on Syria is a perfect example.

    Trump will work with those that desire reform and progress no matter the political label.

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    • John Baker says:

      The sooner we all learn that, the better. I didnt vote for him because he was any of those labels. He ran as a conservative and a republican, but he was neither of those. He’s always been an independent. That means extremists on both sides will be very outraged about everything he does, but chances are that our country will be much better off for it.
      It’s about time to trust our president. We will never get all and everything from who we elect and if we did, half of the country would be shunned and harmed in some way.

      That said, dont get me wrong, I believe that conservative values are the only way to progress into the future and liberal values are the way to return to the recent Greek and far in the past Roman Empire. Let’s hope our President will save us from the Obama and Hillary regimes that are dead set in making sure we collapse into those failed states that history has shown us fail.

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    • roy1982blog says:

      I completely agree. I think it was 2 weeks ago, Sundance mentioned “Republicans did not ‘elect’ Trump.” I thought about that for a minute… he is totally right.

      Many republicans voted for him, but it was the blue collar, disingaged Americans that turned blues states (like my Michigan) red. Not red for republican, but red for Trump. Very good point you made.


    • BebeTarget says:

      Just saw on TGP that Wikileaks has admitted that Seth Rich, the poor fellow who was ‘murdered’ in DC was the whistleblower. Wonder if POTUS will tweet. No wonder Julian Assange put up a reward to find his killer. When asked if Rich was the one, Assange’s body language screamed “Yes” . . . .

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  3. Classic!

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  4. Lucille says:

    If any Treeper is going to be in WDC on these two days, obtaining tickets and then giving us a report would be delightful. Who knows…perhaps President and First Lady Trump may make a surprise visit….

    The White House Announces 2017 Spring Garden Tours

    WASHINGTON – This spring, the White House will be opening its gardens and grounds to visitors. The grounds will be open on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. During this event, visitors can discover the beauty of the South Lawn of the White House. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and the White House Kitchen Garden will also be accessible to guests.

    This event is free and open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including small children). The National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion located at 15th and E Streets Northwest on each tour day beginning at 8:30 AM. Tickets will be distributed — one ticket per person — on a first-come, first-served basis.

    For the rest of the post: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/07/white-house-announces-2017-spring-garden-tours

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  5. youme says:

    Published by Vogue in 2011. Of course, Vogue has removed the article because that is what they do…they hide things:

    Asma al-Assad: A Rose in the Desert
    by Joan Juliet Buck


    “The person being protected in Vogue erasing this lamentable piece is the editor Anna Wintour. Anna has always been one of the Queen Bee Social Justice Warriors, and protects her privileged position in New York and internationally with enthusiasm. At the time the article was first published, I thought to myself it had to be Anna’s idea since anyone au courant with world affairs would understand that anything putting Syria (or the Syrian First Lady) in a place of civility would likely backfire. Ms. Wintour was and probably still is a Hillary supporter, although Melania has also been featured in Vogue … mainly because Melania is what Vogue readers aspire towards, even though they are told they *should* want to be more like Mooch.”

    “U.S. lobbying firm Brown Lloyd James had been paid $5,000 per month by the Syrian government to arrange for and manage the Vogue article.”

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    • peace says:

      Isn’t Vogue the magazine that mistakenly believes Bruce Caitlin Jenner is a woman?

      Liked by 3 people

    • Kaco says:

      Is it a coincidence all h___ breaks loose in Syria after Assad declined the Saudi/Qatar pipeline?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kaco says:

      This was a very interesting article, just a couple years before the Syrian War. Insightful, the Assads didn’t even have to have security detail.


    • Mary kate conly says:

      Youme, I remember this article like it was yesterday!! Despite the beautiful clothing and diplomas, I was chilled when I read that all the Jews had “voluntarily” deserted their neighborhoods and livelihoods in Syria.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. sunnydaze says:

    Next time you hear the “ISIS is striking because we bombed the ME” meme, PLEASE point out to these people that they are striking areas not known to have gotten involved in those messes, like Indonesia:


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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Indonesia is going through a “transformation” led by some dude who thinks the only pure form of Islam is that practiced by al-Bagdhadi. They are now experimenting with implementing Sharia Law…

      So, yes, there are going to be terrorist acts there as the extremists try to force their ideology on the masses..

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Appx 15 yrs ago, my father was on assignment for a big engineering firm on the island of Sumatra. The Indonesian forces would periodically go up into the mountains and come out with a lot of body bags. IOW, the extremists have been there for ages, what is different is the frequency and location of their attacks. Also, the media never paid attention to the mop up ops when dad was there.

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  7. rebel53blog says:

    Working Title for Senator Schumer’s upcoming book, “TRUMPED”

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Martin says:

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  9. youme says:


  10. ALEX says:

    This came out Thursday. President Trump has been a boon to republican fundraising. They smashed all records…..I like the 250,000 new donors due to our President. Hopefully we have more influence in the primaries to get us some help and stop the RINO…

    The Republican National Committee, together with President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, raised more than $53 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to party and campaign officials, fueled by the same class of online donors who flocked to Mr. Trump last year.

    Of that, the RNC raised $41.3 million in the first three months of the year—more than double what its Democratic counterpart raised in the quarter after former President Barack Obama was elected in 2008—while Mr. Trump’s campaign raised $3.3 million and a joint committee between the two raised more than $9 million.

    Frequent fundraising emails bearing Mr. Trump’s name brought in about 250,000 new online donors to the RNC, campaign and their joint committees, according to an RNC official. That marks a 398% increase over the number of new donors the RNC won in 2016—an election year.

    The comparison with past GOP fundraising hauls in the years following an election is stark. In the first quarter of 2001, when former President George W. Bush, a Republican, had been elected to his first term, the party raised $17.2 million.

    The RNC in the first quarter of 2017 also raised more than double what its Democratic counterpart raised in the quarter after Mr. Obama was elected in 2008. And Mr. Trump’s campaign haul nearly triples Mr. Obama’s campaign fundraising that quarter.

    (Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com …

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  11. Howie says:

    I miss the Russia Scheme. It haz been buried. Orders from the Bora Bora Bunker in place. Silent Running,

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Just Scott says:

    I had a face to face conversation today with someone who is an extreme expert on certain topics. I asked them about NK, and if my concerns about next Saturday were founded. I was stunned by the responses. The following are paraphrases, but keep the flavor:

    #1: “If NK attacks, Norther SK will be wiped out almost instantly. They have no chance. Our troops stationed there have no chance of survival. The damage to SK will be massive.”

    #2: “All China cares about is trade. Think about where all the electronics manufacturing is. If NK wipes out SK, all of that manufacturing business will go to China. If Japan takes major hits too, that means even more manufacturing in China. That is all China cares about. The only way to influence China is via trade.”

    When I said I never thought about it that way (#2), they replied “that is because you think like an American. The Chinese don’t think like us.”

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  13. MSNBC elevates to another level!

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  14. jonvil says:

    I have not given one red cent to the RNC and have no plans on ever doing so…
    I contribute directly to the candidate I support.

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    • I’m with you. Live in CO and changed to Independent after election. Getting lot of RNC FUND raising letters that find their way to the trash.

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      • teekay says:

        Same here. I switched 10 years ago from R to I when I moved to NC. I directly supported the Trump campaign — the first time in my life making political contributions. But I’ll not send a cent to the RNC.


        • Dixie says:

          I live in NC. I changed from I to R in order to be sure not to be denied a vote for Trump during the primary (in case they changed the rules).

          I was getting RNC donation requests regularly until I started responding that I would not give them a dime until they got the R’s in congress to vote conservative again. Haven’t heard from them since. Guess they knew that was impossible.

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  16. Just Scott says:

    After programming one of my server clusters to download, index and analyze all of the TCTH posts for the last 4 years, train semantic and relational neural nets, and output a list of the trolls on this site, it listed everyone but Sundance and Ad rem. And it wasn’t sure about Ad rem. I am still trying to understand this result.


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  17. sgtrok13 says:

    Hey Treepers has anyone seen this guy?! Haha

    Liked by 5 people

  18. so true!

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  19. Dora says:

    Too bad Sarah wasn’t still there.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. If true!


  21. waltherppk says:

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  22. chicagodeplorable/ChicagoMom says:

    Has anyone seen the breaking news from zerohedge re NSA being hacked? Codes were passed out today by “shadowbreakers”; I’m not well-versed in this stuff and would love Sundance to take a look. PLEASE, Sundance, if you think this is important start a new thread. This one gets so much traffic.

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  23. Dora says:


  24. StateSovereigntyNationalUnion says:

    March 25 – Surprise special forces attack secure damns in ISIS controlled area on March 25
    April 5 – Surprise Kushner is in Iraq to meet with Kurds
    http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/trump-son-law-top-us-officer-meet-iraqs-kurdish-leaders-89603072Lots of twitter rumors
    April 5 – Same day Trump meets w King Abdullah II
    April 7 – Surprise naval attack on Syrian airbase Apr 7
    April 8 – many twitter rumors

    Is T45 coalition moving into Syria to establish safe zones with assistance by U.S. special ops and the U.S. boots on ground to set up safe zones?

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  25. Bull Durham says:

    Judge Jeanine reports a US carrier is heading back to East China Sea-Sea of Japan region to send a visible message to North Korean. USS Carl Vinson and its task force of surface and submarines.


  26. waltherppk says:

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  27. waltherppk says:

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  28. waltherppk says:

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  29. waltherppk says:

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  30. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4393596/Suspect-wanted-manhunt-friend-record-him.html

    ‘Y’all have no idea what’s about to happen’: Suspect wanted in a manhunt who ‘stole firearms from a gun store, threatened schools and sent a 161-page manifesto to President Trump’ had a friend record him mailing the letter
    $10,000 reward for information on Wisconsin man Joseph Jakubowski, 32
    Jakubowski sought in connection with gun store heist, car arson and threats
    Suspect sent 161-page ‘laundry list of injustices’ to Trump, police say
    Area schools close after man allegedly made ‘non-specific threats’
    He had a friend film him mailing the manifesto at a post office on Tuesday
    Believed heavily armed and with ballistic vest: if spotted call 1-800-CALL-FBI
    PUBLISHED: 18:05 BST, 8 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:49 BST, 8 April 2017

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  31. waltherppk says:

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  32. sunnydaze says:

    LOL. These people are nuts.

    “NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrant workers at a famed New York bakery who are threatened with being fired if they don’t produce legal work papers defied the government outside President Donald Trump’s Manhattan home on Saturday.”


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  33. SharonKinDC says:

    Proof high IQ totally skipped a generation in the Clinton clan… Recall Hillary’s ‘reset’ button said ‘overcharge’.

    Liked by 3 people

  34. SharonKinDC says:

    For those wondering why there are rumors re Jordanian/US forces crossing the border w/ Syria:

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  35. WSB says:

    Why is John McCain in Slovenia conducting his own little foreign policy plan? He is never in AZ. If I lived there, I would be furious and ask who is paying for his travel:


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  36. JMScott says:

    An honest question for someone who watched at least a season of Apprentice:
    Is Mr. Trump skilled at using drama strategically?


  37. duchess01 says:

    Judge Jeanine: A reawakening of America the great


  38. duchess01 says:



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