July 20th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #182

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1,064 Responses to July 20th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #182

  1. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 07/20/2017


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  2. nwtex says:

    He’s looking well rested. Sheesh! the craziness at Fox can surely tire one out. Tooo much stress going on…..too many suits looking over one’s shoulder.

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  3. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release – July 20, 2017
    Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, 7/20/2017

    James S. Brady Press Briefing Room [TRANSCRIPT]

    2:27 P.M. EDT


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  4. Woner wear Katica @GOPPollAnalyst has been. Havent seen her on twitter lately.

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  5. WSB says:

    It seems the Baravians are now waking up to their own demise as President Trump has so plainly asmonished. Germany has told them they cannot break away for a ‘bayxit’; however, I assume we may see some demonstrations…or even better, some immigrants from this region…



    • sunnydaze says:

      It was pretty clear to me when Merkel opened the floodgates back in 2015 that a “civil war” between different parts of Europe would be the result.

      The only good thing that’s come out of this so far, AFAIC, is the Eastern Europeans joining up pretty broadly against this crap.

      Fortunately for Bavaria, they’re next to Czech Rep. and could side with Eastern europe. I mean, at least they’re not in western Germany.

      What a mess she made.

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      • WSB says:

        Good point. I wonder whether we will see a war here? A CR annexation of Bavaria?

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Who knows what’ll happen and how it’ll settle out. But the EU shows no signs of throwing in the towel yet, and the Western European politicians show no sign of standing up for their people.

          And the voters over there have been so cowed by PC that all it takes is calling them “racist” to shut ’em up and vote against their own interests.

          I have no hope for Western Europe. They have gone too far down the Globalist/Leftist Propaganda Path.

          Good Luck to the Brits and to the Eastern Europeans, and now, the Bavarians if they can extricate themselves from that mess. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a slice of Austria go off away from Western Europe, too.

          Anyway, that’s always been Europe since time immemorial, switching boundaries. I’m not gonna worry about it.

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  6. yucki says:

    French cop in exile for posting pic of ISIS leader as state enemy


    • yucki says:

      Comment from the team about the above video:

      This is a story about a decorated anti-terrorism officer who posted a photo to his Facebook page of Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in a set of cross hairs.

      One of his muslim underlings became offended, even though Al-Baghdadi was in fact, the #1 enemy of France and the World at that time, and complained.

      He was convicted for “defaming an imam”.

      I kid you not.

      Please help this story get out. It is critical to have people understand how the communist governments are undermining our own efforts to preserve any aspect of our own rules of law, freedoms and culture.

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      • yucki says:

        Vlad Tepes adds:
        Just imagine what would have happened to Warner Bros. if they were working for the war effort today:

        Disney Cartoon Adolf Hitler Goes to Hell (From ‘Stop That Tank’)

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        • yucki says:

          Vlad: “Or Walt Disney”.
          Donald Duck der Nazi

          “Pretty much the only difference in evil between Hitler’s National Socialists, and Al-Baghdadi’s Muslim Brotherhood Sunnis is scale. Baghdadi didn’t get the chance to do quite as much damage. Other than that, the comparison is rather apt.”


      • joninmd22 says:

        France is done. They’ve surrendered to Islam and Macron will be some jihadis boy toy soon.


  7. fleporeblog says:

    God works in mysterious ways! We have a really good chance of picking up a Republican Senator in the state of NJ! That Senator would be in place for approximately a year. This would increase our count to 53 which would change the dynamics greatly in our favor. You would need 4 Republican Senators to kill a reconciliation bill.


    From the article linked above:

    Gov. Chris Christie is the most unpopular governor in the country, but in his last days in office he may get to exercise enormous influence nationally: Choosing a successor to embattled U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, which could result in a Republican senator, at least temporarily, from deep-blue New Jersey.

    Menendez, a Democrat and New Jersey’s senior senator, goes on trial for corruption in September, and there are two scenarios that could see him leave Washington before Christie is term-limited out of office in January: If Menendez is convicted and the Senate acts quickly to expel him, or if he cuts a plea deal and leaves office even earlier.

    New Jersey’s confusing, contradictory U.S. Senate succession laws effectively give Christie carte blanche in appointing a successor.

    And then there’s the most scintillating possibility: The governor would be within his rights to appoint himself to the seat. To do so, Christie would again have to contradict himself.

    Here is info pertaining to the case


    From the article linked above:

    Menendez attorney Abbe Lowell asked Walls to begin jury selection in September rather than the current date of August 23 to avoid summer vacation interruptions, and because the current Sept. 6 trial date would run into several holidays, including the Jewish high holy days. Lowell proposed beginning the trial on Oct. 2.

    Menendez, a Democrat, is charged with aiding co-defendant and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen with a Dominican port security contract, a Medicare dispute and visas for the married Melgen’s foreign girlfriends in exchange for free private jet flights and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations to a super PAC that aided Menendez, as well as to his campaign account.

    The problem for this POS Mendez is that his partner in crime was found guilty on 67 counts of Medicaid Fraud! There is a really good chance he will testify against Mendez it’s the hope his life sentence is reduced.


    From the article linked above:

    With Melgen now facing life in prison, he will have reasons to consider cooperating with prosecutors as they present their case against Menendez.

    Steven Sandberg, a spokesman for the senior U.S. senator from New Jersey, referred an NJ Advance Media reporters’ inquiry to a statement released earlier in the day by Menendez’s attorney, Abbe David Lowell.

    “I have spoken to Sen. Menendez and he is saddened for his long-time friend and is thinking of his family on this difficult day,” wrote Lowell.

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  8. patrickhenrycensored says:

    End the Witch Hunt.
    No more punishing Trump for winning, or the Deplorables who elected him!

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  9. fleporeblog says:

    Folks things are starting to seriously percolate! SD shared the article below in the OMB interview thread. Also the Cruz Amendment was purposely pulled from the CBO score that came out today on the revised BCRA that was pulled killed by Lee and Moran on Monday. Our side realizes that the CBO is completely compromised because it uses the Gruber methodology to score any repeal or repeal and replacement bill. This is the same bastard that said thankfully the American people are dumb when pushing Obamacare.

    A fellow Treeper by the name of testpointwp shared the following pertaining to the CBO:

    According to Forbes, the CBO predicted massive profits for health-insurance companies. Insurers have incurred massive losses and the losses continue to grow.

    Reinsurance costs were double what CBO predicted.

    Medicaid expansion is 50% more than CBO predicted.

    Medicaid spending is 49% more than CBO predicted ($6,366 /enrollee).

    CBO predicted Medicaid expansion to cost $42B. Actual cost is $68B.

    The CBO projections for economic recovery were 50% above the actual recovery during the Obama administration.


    From the article linked above:

    The government estimates that a non-ACA compliant plan in 2020 would cost between $230 and $290 per month. It’s not clear what those plans would cover, but the benefits would be far less generous than what’s offered in Obamacare. A mid-level Obamacare plan, meanwhile, would cost between $370 and $430, and would offer more generous coverage.

    Marc Short, the White House Legislative Director, said that the HHS analysis was shown to senators at Wednesday’s meeting.

    After the meeting, Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said that the analysis of the Cruz amendment showed his fellow senator’s plan would reduce premiums. Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Republican who had been among the holdouts preventing the latest repeal-and-replace bill from coming to a vote, said “I would say the differences are narrowing.”

    Bloomberg is doing everything in their power in the article to paint a picture that is a complete FALLACY. They decided to run with the 2020 analysis rather than the 2024 analysis. The savings in 2020 aren’t earth shattering. The 2024 analysis blows them and everyone else fighting to protect the scheme known as Obamacare completely away.

    You can find the HHS report below:


    Here is the KILLER for Barry and his minions:

    1) Current Law Enrollment Weighted Average – 2024 Low End Monthly Payment $770 / High End Monthly Payment $845

    2) 2024 Silver ACA Compliant – 2024 Low End Monthly Payment $660 / High End Monthly Payment $590

    3) 2024 Non-ACA Compliant – 2024 Low End Monthly Payment $200 / High End Monthly Payment $190

    FOLKS THESE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING! $570 less a month on the Low End when comparing 1 and 3 above and $655 less a month on the High End when comparing 1 and 3.

    They can’t argue this no matter how hard they try!!!!!!!!

    Also Rand Paul is open to voting for the procedural vote to allow the bills to hit the floor. That would be devastating to the “Medicaid Whores”.


    From the article linked above:

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is opening the door to helping GOP leadership get a healthcare bill over a key procedural hurdle.

    The Kentucky Republican said on Thursday that he would support the motion to proceed to the House-passed healthcare bill, which is being used as a vehicle for any action, if he could get a deal on amendments.

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  10. Trump just fired his legal communications guy…. good. This is what he said before he was hired “He added in a later interview: “You’ll never hear me say a bad thing about Bob Mueller.”

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  11. wyntre says:

    Got News is a sensationalistic sometimes accurate blog. I wouldn’t normally tweet from them byt WTF! Acosta drops unverified bombs against POTUS all the time.

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  12. Authorities say a Shreveport business could be linked to a multi-state human trafficking investigation.

    Louisiana State Police were at Palm Massage on E. 70th St. Thursday.

    They were seen taking boxes in and out of the business.

    This comes after Missouri authorities raided 18 massage parlors in Springfield,Mo.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted hundreds of hours of surveillance at dozens of massage parlors in Greene County before the raids.

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and a Green County Prosecutor Daniel Patterson announced on Thursday that they’re suing 16 businesses or people in Springfield suspected of being involved in human trafficking and prostitution under the guise of offering massages.

    The lawsuit says the defendants used mostly Asian immigrants to provide sexual contact with customers.

    Hawley says businesses in Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana are also being raided.


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  13. ALEX says:

    We are in a beautiful timeline…I’m sure most noted every story on this included the victory for Russia/Putin…The left defending CIA gun running to terrorists…..It’s a beautiful thing….I even noticed a few die hard liberals have to step back from their Trump hatred and disagree with this Fake News…

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  14. Bull Durham says:

    You want collusion? Try on Ukraines’ colusion with Clintons.
    This Ukrainian Hacker group (anti-Kiev) has done great hacks before. Here’s a ton of info and charts.
    Mueller should have this on his desktop and pursue these crooks and their BFF nazis from Kiev.


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  19. Bull Durham says:

    Legal Team in WH shakeup.

    A lawyer for Mr. Trump, Jay Sekulow, declined to address the potential conflicts he and the other lawyers for Mr. Trump have uncovered about Mr. Mueller’s team. He said, however, that “any good lawyer would raise, at the appropriate time and in the appropriate venue, conflict-of-interest issues.”

    Mr. Sekulow is one part of a legal team in the midst of being reorganized, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The role of Marc E. Kasowitz, the president’s longtime New York lawyer, will be significantly reduced. Mr. Trump liked Mr. Kasowitz’s blunt, aggressive style, but he was not a natural fit in the delicate, politically charged criminal investigation. The veteran Washington defense lawyer John Dowd will take the lead in representing Mr. Trump for the Russia inquiry.

    Mr. Sekulow, a firebrand lawyer with deep conservative credentials, will serve as Mr. Dowd’s deputy. Two people briefed on the new structure said it was created because the investigation is much more focused in Washington, where Mr. Dowd has a long history of dealing with the Justice Department.

    Mark Corallo is no longer working as a spokesman for the legal team. A former Justice Department spokesman, Mr. Corallo was one of several people cautioning against publicly criticizing Mr. Mueller.

    The shake-up comes weeks after Mr. Dowd and Mr. Kasowitz had a face-to-face meeting with Mr. Mueller. The lawyers said they hoped Mr. Mueller would conduct a thorough investigation but asked that he wrap it up in a timely manner because of the cloud it had cast over the presidency, according to a senior American official and two others briefed on details of the meeting. Mr. Dowd said Mr. Trump would fully cooperate with Mr. Mueller, one of the people said.

    It is not unusual for lawyers to meet with prosecutors to establish a line of communication, or to encourage them to move quickly. Mr. Trump’s situation is unique, though, because of his team’s public threats that they could fire Mr. Mueller at any time.

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  22. MaineCoon says:

    He’s started. McCain is going to continue to be anti-Trump until the day he dies.


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