May 14th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #115

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964 Responses to May 14th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #115

  1. waltherppk says:

    Here is the real question …..
    In a contest between Lying Crooked Comey and Lying Crooked Hillary …..
    Who is the biggest LOSER ?

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  2. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate ReleaseMay 14, 2017
    President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 14, 2017, as Mother’s Day

    MOTHER’S DAY, 2017

    – – – – – – –

    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    A PROCLAMATION

    Mother’s Day is a special celebration in America. It is an occasion to thank our mothers for the life and love they have given us and to emphasize our affection for them, affection they deserve every day of the year. But it is also an opportunity to honor mothers across our Nation and celebrate motherhood as a pillar of our country’s stability and success.

    Our deep appreciation for the strength and spirit of mothers and their resolve to do what is right for their children and families cannot be overstated. They are often the first to lend a hand during hard times and the first to celebrate our proudest victories. The boundless energy of our mothers inspires us to be people of action, people who strive relentlessly toward our goals. Above all, they teach us the power and joy of unconditional love.

    Today and every day, we honor the incredible women whose influence on the world is beyond measure. They brighten America’s future by shaping the character of each new generation. They lead us through our deepest lessons about perseverance and hard work, preparing us for life’s responsibilities. Whether by birth, adoption, or foster care, our Nation’s mothers give selflessly of themselves for the well‑being of the lives and futures of others. We humbly thank them for this greatest gift.

    In recognition of the contributions of mothers to American families and to our Nation, the Congress, by joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as Mother’s Day and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 14, 2017, as Mother’s Day. I encourage all Americans to express their love and respect for their mothers or beloved mother figures, whether with us in person or in spirit, and to reflect on the importance of motherhood to the prosperity of our families, communities, and Nation.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this

    twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

    DONALD J. TRUMP

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/14/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-may-14-2017-mothers-day

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  3. There has to be a limit on the number of times people can predict Bannon, Prebius, and Spicer will be fired.

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  4. ALEX says:

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  5. sunnydaze says:

    LOL.

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  6. WeThePeople2016 says:

    On my personal opinion about the WH Pressers, I truly believe that Spicer has lost some of his mojo. He seems to be a bit nervous to me. When he first started in the position, he was strong and had control of the situation. Lately, he tends to be more meek and afraid he is going to be attacked or something. I really liked the way McMaster had full command last Friday and refused to discuss anything that wasn’t related to the upcoming trip. I wish that Spicer took some cues from him.

    IMHO, he has to set the narrative and not the other way around. I would limit the amount of questions per topic. I would have each reporter get a number when they enter. For example, five reporters will have the #1, five reporters will have the #2, five reporters will have the #3, etc. Then, call on all the #1s which are to ask on a specific topic. Then, call on all the #2s which are to ask on another specific topic, etc. That way, it gets Trump’s agenda out, what he has accomplished, etc. If a reporter tries to ask a different question than what his number stands for, pass him/her over. This keeps the press from setting the narrative and spending the entire press briefing asking on one topic, over and over again, which is absolutely ridiculous.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      It was a MISTAKE to let this “We always get to ask TWO questions” game become the norm

      In most cases a SINGLE clear question should be asked. .. and “no returns”!!

      On RARE occasions Sean may allow a follow up/clarification… but very rare and at Sean’s discretion.

      This childish argumentative answering back by the Media kids has to STOP!!

      And… they are there to ASK QUESTIONS.. and not preface that with a political speech or statement of “Facts” as they see it… the latest Dim/FakeNews false narrative.

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        I have noticed that Sean will say he won’t answer on that anymore, or that he has already answered that question. Yet, he will take another question on the same topic over and over again, and keep saying the same thing over and over again. Enough already. Sarah did it sometimes too.

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      • janc1955 says:

        I also don’t like any references from the WH comm staff (including Sarah H. Sanders’) along the lines of “please be nice to me.” NO NO NO!!! You’re giving the presstitutes control.

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      • BakoCarl says:

        “It was a MISTAKE to let this “We always get to ask TWO questions” game become the norm.” – YES! Although it is SIMPLE to rectify . . . with a simple announcement of one question when called upon . . . and 2nd questions during the answer or “follow-ups” are simply ignored by calling on the next person that has a question. SIMPLE!

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      • LKA in LA says:

        I agree Rumploe. The 2 question norm bothers me. I tried to watch the last 2 conferences and had to turn off. They are not helping any situation or our country. They are kaos and I feel President Trump sees this also and has a plan to make it better..

        I also felt Sara Huckabee’s opening was unnecessary regarding the birthday of her child. It sets up kaos and if she thinks they cared, well they do not. She could have thrown a shout out to her child at the end of the conference.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Spicer has been in over his head from the start. But it’s not just him, or his fault. Who chose him? The boss is responsible. Trump needs to understand that this relationship paradigm with the media has to end. There is no sense from him or his communication team — or from his strategy — that he acknowledges the nature and extent of the media’s mendacity and hatred for him, and their contempt for us and determination to destroy the country to take him down. “Fake news” was always an inadequate derision and it is now just getting silly. This is war. Do what Lincoln did and change Generals — whatever is necessary.

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      • cozettea says:

        Anyone who’s dealing with the press needs a crash course in how to deal with a classroom of behaviorally disturbed adolescents. I mean this sincerely. There are basic “tricks of the trade” that if followed would work wonders. None of these tricks are hard to learn they just require relentless consistency once adopted.

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  7. rumpole2 says:

    I saw a news banner on Fox that FINALISTS to build The Great Wall of Trump have been selected.

    Next phase is that finalists to build a sample of their proposed wall on a designated area of land near San Diego.

    KRGV said the prototype walls are to be about 30 feet long, and 18-30 feet tall. The wall must be impossible to scale without help, impossible to penetrate with tools for at least an hour, and “aesthetically pleasing” from the U.S. side.

    “aesthetically pleasing” from the U.S. side. ===> Can look like shite viewed from Mexico LOL

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      But, but, I thought that Trump reneged on his promise to build a wall? Isn’t that what we were told when they passed the CR?

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    • WSB says:

      LOL! We have ‘Good Neighbor’ laws in the US. Recent, as in the last 10 to 20 years, where the ‘front side’ of your fence must face the neighbors. Most do this on the street facing side only and then screw the neighbors on either side.

      I guess Trump has no intention of this ‘custom’!

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    • Molly says:

      LOL! Want to find the article. A company in the DFW area put in a bid.

      In the meantime, will look into buying spray paint stock. I picture the Mexican side of the wall as a beautiful mural of graffiti sentiments to the US. 😉

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    • janc1955 says:

      Since they’re doing the demos in San Diego, in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia, I think we can definitely expect some of those things we like to call protestors, actually rioters and anarchists, will show up and show their behinds. It’s probably evil of me to hope Homeland Security, ICE, and any other law enforcement agencies in the area will also be onsite to give antifa and whoever else a large dose of law and order to set the table for future wall building projects.

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  8. WSB says:

    Can’t believe that Fox is having Bret Baier come in on Mother’s Day to host a Special Report segment. Just to keep twisting the Trump Administration positions, IMHO.

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  9. eagle1965 says:

    Miss USA – totally political – good bye. Absolutely horrible.

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  10. waltherppk says:

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  11. Dora says:

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  12. ALEX says:

    I hope this trend keeps up…Naples man calls 911 to deport himself and save us big bucks…The costs of these illegals doesn’t get enough play in news…

    http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35408667/naples-man-dials-911-asks-to-be-deported

    Tuesday night, dispatcher phones rang repeatedly. It wasn’t for an emergency – 30-year-old Cesar Sanchez wanted to be sent home to Guatemala.

    Dispatcher: “You called 911. Do you have an emergency?”
    Cesar: (translation) “I’m very sick. It’s not an emergency. I just want them to deport me.”

    Sanchez was biking up and down Bayshore Drive in Naples repeatedly calling 911 asking to be deported. When deputies arrived, they arrested him for misuse of 911, and now he’s being held for immigration officials.

    “I feel like 911, and even we teach our children, you’re only supposed to call 911 in an emergency,” Swarts said.

    “Honestly, send him back then. I mean, if that’s what he wants,” Collier County resident Ashley Prior said.

    The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says Sanchez is still in their jail. It’s unclear when he’ll be handed over to immigration officials.

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  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. rebel53blog says:

    Actor Powers Boothe dead at age 68
    Red Dawn
    Tombstone
    Southern Comfort
    Deadwood
    Jim Jones, Guyana Massacre
    R.I.P. Mr Boothe

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  15. recoverydotgod says:

    Preet Bharara commends fired FBI Director James Comey as courageous for ‘saying no to a president’
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/preet-bharara-commends-james-comey-no-president-article-1.3165769

    Love the pic with Loretta Lynch…Preet and J. Comey!

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