Laura Ingraham Interviews Corey Lewandowski….

CTH doesn’t know enough about General John Kelly (specifically) to be overly concerned about his political influence as Chief-of-Staff.

However, CTH does know how the Administrative State operates, and therein everyone should watch closely and cautiously.

If the President becomes isolated from his base of support, and consequently removed from his campaign promises, John Kelly will be the cause.

The administrative state, facilitated by both Republicans and Democrat wings of the UniParty, have a descending list of priorities.  At the top of that list are: •continuance of the Multinational Corporate financial system, •crony capitalistic trade deals, •control over multinational banking systems, and •a porous U.S. border to include massive migration.

To facilitate and retain these priorities the President must be marginalized. To gain that marginalization the Deep State agenda is to isolate the existential threat that is Trump. One of the key indicators on John Kelly will be if the “physical structure” of the Southern Security Border Wall is abandoned.  That’s a tripwire to watch.

Trust is tenuous.  The absence of trust makes everyone nervous.

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568 Responses to Laura Ingraham Interviews Corey Lewandowski….

  1. Nigella says:

    So why the upset over Kelly ? Did I miss something?

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    What has our President done since taking office that makes you worry that the WALL won’t be built? The Paris Accord was the biggest challenge to date for our President. He had the pressure of the entire world as well as some in his administration and he said to them all that in order to MAGA and allow it to be completely Energy Independent as well as Energy Dominate, the Paris Accord had to go! Our President has stood up for Christians across our country and throughout the world. The visit to Poland solidified his love and admiration for Defenders of Christ.

    The parents that lost loved ones are near and dear to his heart. We don’t know what will happen in the Senate to Kate’s Law and Sanctuary Cities because of the 60 vote tress hold but the one thing our President controls is shutting down the government.

    He would do that in a NY minute to make sure the funding for the WALL is appropriated! Also, we are about to renegotiate NAFTA! The Mexicans are about to have their asses to them. That $60 Billion dollar surplus will become a thing of the past! We may allow them to keep a slight surplus if funding for the wall occurs.

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    • Madhatton says:

      Wasn’t the wall funding already tacked onto another bill ?

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    • paulyho39 says:

      I read somewhere earlier tonight that Kelly is trying to convince POTUS not to build the wall! Trying to convince him that a ‘real wall’ is not necessary…you know, just the drones and stuff to overlook the border …. it does not make me happy!

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      • mztore says:

        paulyho39
        I agree with you on that. I thought he didn’t break his promises…..unlike the elected reps and sens.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        It is BS! Don’t worry!

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        • Dakotacav says:

          Totally fake news. Consider the source. The New Yorker !!! People seriously need to quit with the paranoia… Reminds me of the primary and early election period. Daily freak outs here — about Pence, about Kellyanne, about everything….

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          • Paranoia, in this case, is a perfectly legitimate conditioned response after the last century’s election of scheming members to Congress and other so-called patriots, many of which purported to be on our side.

            When Reagan was elected, then outspent other Presidents.
            When Bush was elected and asked us to read his lips on taxes, then voted to raise them.
            When Levin spouts he is a constitutionalist, the writes a book about how to change it. When Rush spouts conservatism, then rants against the most conservative presidential candidate in our life time.

            A study of history shows this deception goes way back.

            In this case, it’s not paranoia. It’s a simple (and warranted) conditioned response.

            Reagan coined the best term for it. “Trust, but verify”.

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          • Evelyn says:

            Why wasn’t she 50 points ahead!!!! That’s what the fake news supported, after all.

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          • Scrapiron says:

            GeneralKelly is a Marine……..integrity, honor, valor. All things Marine.

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        • Bruce Fauth says:

          Too much FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) trying to be generated by the Deep State to leave us confused and panicked. As several have said, “Trust Trump”. He has our six and, he’s got this.

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      • Alexsandra says:

        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-passes-spending-bill-with-1-6b-border-wall-money-wrapped-in/

        Things are moving along. House passed bill with initial payment to start the wall.

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      • Kroesus says:

        you must have missed the “anonymous sources” part of the article…..hearken back to after the election when Trump himself said unless you hear ME say it do not believe it

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          Since the leaking from the WH will be a trickle now, the MSM are just making more crap up now with their fabricated anonymous, anonymous sources — which are actually the guy sitting at the next desk making more crap up.

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      • Ned says:

        Trump can NOT break that promise and he won’t.
        Kelly doesn’t call THAT shot.
        What Trump MAY do and ONLY my speculation is leverage DACA to REFORM immigration.Trump would like to go MERIT BASED on immigration rather than what we have that includes chain migration. We aren’t getting useful people.We are getting third world low IQ people.

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        • OldGal46 says:

          Not only low IQ, but carrying diseases the USA has either eliminated or had under control for several generations!!!

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        • deanbrh says:

          Merit based immigration is what we had for as long as I can remember. Does anyone know when that changed? We have a friend who came here from England 25 years ago and it took 12 years ad plenty of money and paperwork to get her mother and two siblings eligible to come here and become citizens. The US had quotas for number who could come from each country, per year, and immigrants were selected for skills wanted by US, as well as their ability to sustain themselves (a job or relatives who would support them).

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          • sturmudgeon says:

            about the same situation here… my wife’s sister/family.. it took eleven years and tons of paperwork…

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          • Esperanza says:

            I am not eligible to go to the US. Yall prefer gang members 🙂

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            Hi, deanbrh, this policy changed in 1965 with McCain and Teddy Kennedy’s Immigration Act. It was touted as NOT an instrument to change the ethnic make-up of America (a clear concern at the time), however, as we now see 52 years later, it has completely changed the ethnic make-up of America and permitted hordes of low-skilled, no-skilled Third World people to enter the USA with all of their extended families and anchor babies….sorta like Adolf Merkel’s open invitation to all of the Third World hordes to enter Europe just so long as they pretend to be ‘child refugees.’ SMH

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            • deanbrh says:

              Many thanks for that history lesson, Alligator Gar.I still wonder what they thought would be the benefit for this country.

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          • Tegan says:

            Had a friend, physician from Great Britian, , who had to go through Canada for several years of practice because the US wouldn’t accept his immigration application. Finally became a US citizen and ended up a multimillionaire in the pharmaceutical field (paid a heck of a lot of taxes…as compared to the illegals coming in who are parasites in our system.)

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      • Daniel says:

        Tech is no substitute. A real wall has long lasting potential. It’s hugely symbolic and it would have to be torn down and demolished once erected. For tech, it can be quietly defunded or deprioritized. The wall is necessary.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        There are border areas where it is truly not feasible to build a physical wall, largely due to terrain. These areas will need 24/7 surveillance (using drones, etc.), but are not easily accessible to illegal crossers. Other than those areas, one hopes for a wall.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      What I love about President Trump’s rallies is that he answers every question that I have. I save the recordings. President Trump never changes his mind.

      The Swamp must be nervous. Many of their leaks have dried up and the lies MSM tell don’t comfort them anymore.

      I like it when the Swamp and their paid creatures feel alone and afraid. I like it a lot 🙂

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      • Ned says:

        There is a massive effort from multiple sources to SEPARATE Trump from his voters and have TRUMP look like he is backing out of his promises.

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        • The Boss says:

          That is true. However, IMHO the efforts are a spectacular fail. More and more people are seeing that President Trump is truly taking slings and arrows for them, as he said he gladly would. While Trump earns respect and votes, the globalist scum who attack him lose support and credibility.

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    • starfcker says:

      Great post, Flepore.

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    • Evelyn says:

      Agree completely. Ultimately Donald Trump is being used by God himself, who is working out His plan for our nation and the world. When we worry, we can relate to the Israelites, who, having seen the miracles in Egypt, the Red Sea parted, etc, still asked Moses if he had brought them out into the desert to starve to death. That is a very human thing to do, but we who know Jesus Christ need to keep our eyes on the prize.

      Let’s remind ourselves how many impossible things have already occurred during the past 2 years or so. Might make for a very useful thread in and of itself.

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      • The Boss says:

        Evelyn – I hear more people every day say things like you posted. They’re not people I would consider religious, let alone evangelical or anything else. But they’re seeing something they know is right. They have Hope, and they feel at peace for the first time in a long time.

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      • 7delta says:

        Thank you, Evelyn. I realize I’m one of the folks ridiculed, by “enlightened” leftists, for believing in “a magic man in the sky.” Like you, and many others, I’ve seen the unexplainable and witnessed the miraculous, small and large. If chance, luck and fluke account for these things, then the ridiculers have a poor chance of having the good luck to be a fluke that survives what they’re attempting to create. They mock their own rights and personal freedom that allows them to mock openly. Without understanding, they destroy themselves.

        The chances of Donald Trump winning the election were all but nil. The board was set, the machine was oiled to operate at full tilt and the coordinated narratives of his defeat were constant to assure voters he lost fair and square. Nobody can beat the “house.” As “luck” would have it, he overcame the impossible. He’s overcome every chance the house’s owners and managers had to stop or turn back this fluke. How? Nobody ever wins against the entrenched and powerful house. Its pockets are deep with power, people and resources. This sudden turn of bad luck cannot stand. If they just keep throwing more and more at him, accuse him louder, undermine him more, and manipulate street violence, in the name of something that sounds noble to their “enlightened” base, they can reverse their terrible luck. It’s not working.

        They’re losing against all odds. Something seems to be making possible the impossible. They know, of course, it’s not Russia. Maybe it’s not chance, luck or fluke, after all. What’s left? Not much. Either We, the People hold such awesome and fearsome magical powers, we can move hidden mountains, destroy insidious plots unknown to us, counter their perfectly laid plans and strategically move people around and alter events we are nowhere near and are often unaware of, with nothing more than the awesome magical power of generic wishing, or maybe our “wishing” is prayer and faith in the awesome and fearsome power of God. Gee, maybe there is a God and He never loses.

        “Fear not, for I am with you, even until the end of the world.”

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    • nhgardengram says:

      Right on, Flepore, oh wise one.

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    • hanna693 says:

      Yes, and who thought he would ban transgenders from the military? These doubt Trumpers who think he won’t build the wall must not have been pro Trump in the first place. And besides, just because he is president, border crossings have dropped by 70 percent! He is a force of nature.

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  3. tony5460 says:

    Let’s be honest. Last week was nothing short of chaos. The hiring and firing of Anthony was bizarre to say the least. Even the world class organization would have setbacks and failures at times. Why it is so difficult to understand that Trump might just made some rookie mistakes?

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    • Uncle Max says:

      You say chaos. I say … genius.

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      • rf121 says:

        I do not want to get banned again. But moron comes to mind.

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        • Ned says:

          I don’t know for sure WHO advocated Mooch for that position…I read it was Ivanka and Fared and then Trump – who knows! Firing him was the right move. You can’t have a potty mouth for a COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. He has been successful but he was a street guy that made it big. Part of being a thugy kind of guy is to CHARM people and have them LIKE them. He was NOT going to charm the media. That was a fantasy. Often people with large egos can’t get past them. He may have thought being the new kid he will RESET the interaction between the media and the Trump administration. It would not have worked. It’s too bad it worked out the way it did BUT it is best to unload him if he was going to behave like this.

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          • auntiefran413 says:

            This has been said already on the TreeHouse, but — and I paraphrase — have you noticed that this was obviously and originally a temporary job for Mooch? He’d not yet been sworn in (unlike other Trump appointments) before he was “fired”. His assignment was to get rid of Priebus and dawgonnit, he did that and did it well. Once his assignment was complete, he fired off with his potty mouth, providing a reason to get rid of him! That’s a long way from chaos and another stroke of genius.

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        • Southern Son says:

          Is that a Moron blanket?
          Who is a Moron?

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      • sejmon says:

        PDJT=CREATED CHAOS IN MEDIA AND DEEP STATE ??? LIKELY..

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    • janc1955 says:

      Because there’s an unhealthy level of hero worship going on, imo, and heroes can’t be wrong. Ever. It’s much easier and more practical to accept the man is fallible like all men, and mistakes will be made, rookie and otherwise. PDJT is under pressure the likes of which none of us will ever (thank goodness) have to withstand, and just because he looks cool, calm and collected doesn’t mean he is all the time.

      Everyone needs to do some deep breathing or meditation or sumthin. This isn’t getting us anywhere.

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      • Bee says:

        Sadly he wasn’t allowed any of that because of the leaks. Hopefully Gucci Mucci actually cleared as much out as has been rumored.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Mooch was a MISTAKE not a strategy. What magical thinking to believe in 10 days mooch came in and exterminated leakers or that somehow Trump was unable to sit with Reince in an office and ask for his resignation. Absurd. Sheesh

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      • The thing that bothers me about your comment is that it implies that you can see more clearly than the rest of us including POTUS and recognize mistakes that President Trump is making/has made, without your personally knowing the players, being party to the discussions and getting the briefings from lawyers & intel. The requires quite a bit of hubris.
        I put my faith in President Trump playing the games better than any of us could, perhaps avoiding pitfalls you are not even aware of. This is a man who plays to win & has a proven track record. He has earned my respect if not yours. He may not play each hand perfectly but IMO from the outside we will not know which things didn’t go as planned and which are expected and just needed to be played out as the best option or to achieve leverage for the next hand.

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        • deqwik2 says:

          I get what janc1955 is saying. There was only one perfect man to walk the earth. All others have flaws, including PDJT.

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          • Ned says:

            It is a given that every single mortal excluding Christ is flawed and makes mistakes. What matters MOST is the heart of the flawed mortal.Trump’s heart is in the right place. I have NO DOUBT about that. He will do ALL possible to enforce his promises. I firmly believe that Trump is the RIGHT man at the RIGHT time to save our country. NO other candidate that he ran against in the primary would have won and even if one had won over Trump, they would NOT have the courage and resolve that Trump has. Trump is truly trying to SERVE the VOTERS! Even the thought of Hillary winning still literally frightens me.. I am so grateful, every day that Trump is our President. What Trump needs is a sharp CORE GROUP to enable his agenda and get it done.

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            • deqwik2 says:

              I agree but even in his business, he had hard times with some projects. Overall he is very successful but he has down times too. I trust that he will make the best decisions for us but he is still a man who not only loves & laughs but also mourns & worries at times. He wouldn’t be human otherwise.

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              • john says:

                The hard times our President may have endured in life and business prior to him being elected POTUS only serves us better. We already had a president with no experience at ll in life (other than perfecting the art of victim hood) making promises which he knowingly or unknowingly could not keep or hope to succeed at

                President Trump has our back…you either believe it or you don’t and it does come essentially from trusting your own instincts about our Presidents heart, where it lays and how it feels, mostly reflected in his actions and deeds. Our President need not be judged on a day to day basis…that is for the main stream media in their efforts to bolster sagging ratings….let us not feed the MSM trolling of us his supporters.

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              • Tegan says:

                Truthfully, I have known many self-made multimillionaires in my lifetime and almost without exception, each one has gone bankrupt at least once or twice. They are the visionaries…”high risk, high gain” …not afraid to place it all on the table and not afraid to walk away or quickly change course when it doesn’t work out. I can’t think of one of them I’ve known who hasn’t been a high energy, hard-working individual…demanding a lot from others but no more than he is willing to do, as well. I’ve never begrudged their success nor their rewards and often shake my head in admiration. That’s how I see POTUS.

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          • I do not think that has ever been in question. I don’t even see the point in bringing that up except to shutdown disagreement of criticism. The point is not does Donald Trump ever make a bad decision. It is the number of people who second guess every decision without having the facts or the vantage point to make sense of them.

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        • Esperanza says:

          The beauty of T is it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t make mistakes, he makes gambits that don’t work, then changes them. The only equivalent strategic mind I have seen in my lifetime was Mitterrand. He always won. On a famous occasion his opponent said look me in the eye and say you didn’t do that. We all knew he had done it. He looked straight back and said no I didn’t do it. He won hands down. You’re all in the Blair mindset, the messaging is the important bit, it’s not. T will be judged on results. He is results based. He sends squirrels to the MSM to keep them occupied.

          I once discussed this with a legendary dancer. He never made mistakes, because he used everything that happened to create beauty. T uses everything that happens to get results. The media kerfuffle is icing on the cake over Mooch. They are distracted from what is actually going on. This is the reason Sessions was put on notice. Insuffisant results.

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        • Oldschool says:

          And others have no evidence of their intricate chess play fiction. Sometimes “what you see is what you get”. As Sarah Huckabee says, it’s not that complicated.

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          • Esperanza says:

            You misunderstand. You are still in the “fixed” chess type strategy mode, where most of us are. T reacts to dynamic situations and adjusts. In his world there are no mistakes, there are bumps in the road he adjusts to, the famous owning the downside. Yes, he could have fired Priebus, but here MSM have already forgotten. Will he succeed, I have no idea, but he’s fascinating to watch. He is a master of Moscow Conservatory style Stanislavski improv.

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          • Evidence is obtained only upon the outcome. My point was that it offends common sense and the things that Donald Trump has already accomplished to believe that he is not following a strategy. There is no perfect path so fallout is not always a mistake, sometimes it is just the least bad or the sacking of a piece for later gain. I put my bet on Donald Trump to bring America back. I will extend him the courtesy of believing that he is doing the best that he can to accomplish his/our goals. I believe he has done a great job so far and has sacrificed more than any of us had any right to expect or demand. I will certainly not nip at his heels but will give him the room and support he needs to clean the swap knowing it will be messy. In the foxhole we pull together or die alone.

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        • janc1955 says:

          Some of you really need to get over the notion that accepting that PDJT makes mistakes is a matter of not trusting or respecting him. You’ve actually demonstrated my point about unhealthy hero worship. Is it possible that if he isn’t the specimen of perfection some of you need him to be, it will be you who loses trust and respect in him?

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          • No I think you still don’t understand my point. I said there are & will be mistakes but that the things detractors are calling mistakes are not necessarily the mistakes. My point is that we do not see all the factors in play or the path that is being followed to get to the desired endpoint.

            Secure in the knowledge that no person is perfect I think Donald Trump is in the best position to move his agenda forward for the American people. That is in no way hero worship just common sense and my assessment of his abilities and drive to succeed vs the other possible leaders. Thank you for your cordial reply.

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          • Kaco says:

            I know, janc1955, if anything was a wake-up call to the fantasy, it was the hiring and firing of Scaramucci, he made the administration look bad. My husband even sees PT planning moves ahead and thinks he is highly intelligent but is underestimated. But not everything is that. PT cannot control everything that goes on, look at the China/NK situation. They didn’t listen to our lion after all and there will be more world leaders that will not listen. But I think we have the best person in office to right the ship, and he’s put together a phenomenal MAGA cabinet. We all want his policies and agenda to succeed because then the country will succeed. Putting PT up on this magician’s pedestal does not do him justice because he needs our support and we all have to fight for this with him, even if only to prove to Congress he has the people’s support.

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          • Esperanza says:

            See beyond the “mistakes”. Everyone one takes action that doesn’t have the desired outcome. We can never know if it was a mistake or not. But we need to update our mental maps. T does that at an incredibly fast rate. He has incredible situational awareness.

            An analogy with my own life. I was attacked and had to leave Paris for my health. I have ended up somewhere so wonderful I couldn’t have dreamt it. What part of my past actions was a mistake if they brought me here?

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    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Nope. President Trump is doing what I want him to and needs to be done – upset and roil the status quo. He will stick with what works and self correct when it don’t. More chaos in that sewer would suit me fine. Stir the water to get some circulation…

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    • thefrankproject says:

      Hiring Scaramucci may have been a mistake, but it may also have been strategic. He exposed the connection between Lizza and Priebus, for one thing. It could be that he asked Lizza to promise to keep it off the record, but then said things so deliberately salacious that he knew it would get published. Obviously details are hazy but it’s just too many lucky bounces for me to believe that we’re being told the whole story.

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      • mztore says:

        thefrankproject ( the reason I’m putting names on answers/remarks is that the site doesn’t always put them where they belong)
        The only way we will get the whole story is if Trump tells us.

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      • kiskiminetas says:

        I believe it was strategic in nature. Throw the anti-trumpers a bone let them chew on it because they will end up gagging on it. The Mooch was Trump’s chosen IED to harass them and to move Kelly into the WH. And when I think about it yes the narrative is Kelly, being a general, will clamp down on the leaks and run a tight ship. But he being there could also mean Trump wanted him out of DHS and in the WH for a purpose. This administration has had some issues with some generals which by nature are by the book people. Some of the books they go by are not necessarily in line with what the president’s agenda calls for,

        As for Ingaham let’s not forget she makes her money of off the Swamp. Now if she is so smart and reliable why the get down on DJT. Surely she knows about the uniparty’s blocking him at basically every turn in trying to move forward. I do not think for a second that she is not aware of it. No, she does know and is just playing the same old game all of that these supposed conservative talking heads do. She and people like here are not truly loyal to the Trump Revolution, a revolution that is of the people and by the people and not the political class.

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    • usayes says:

      Priebus is gone (thank God) so give me some more chaos please!!

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    • Paco Loco says:

      Mooch grand stranded in his first week on the job and went off the reservation with his crude comments about members of the Trump team. You don’t piss off the boss by running down the team. Bye bye.

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    • xyzlatin says:

      Trump and other business people tend to throw stuff against a wall that they think is going to be successful, to test if it is. It has nothing to do with being a rookie, it is a process of moving along finding a better way. I remember the name calling last year every time Trump changed his campaign staff. Cory was seen to have exhausted his skills that far, so Trump moved in Manafort, then when the Uniparty started on about his Russian connections, Trump moved in KellyAnn, Bannon and co.
      When you see something like this and call it chaos, you are parroting Trump’s opponents which I find annoying because I do not see it as chaos. I see a very capable man who is prepared to test the waters in one direction, then when it doesn’t work, tries a different way. His tenacity is amazing.

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      • Esperanza says:

        Exactly. Improvisation. Everything that happens is. The hard part which most people can’t do is getting somewhere.

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      • Paper Cranes says:

        While I don’t see these staff changes as chaotic, I also find some of the explanations to be completely illogical. Yesterday, we had people telling us that Trump needed someone to fire Preibus and Spicer OR that he needed to create a diversion to fire these people.

        So let me get this straight: The man who has CLEARLY had no trouble saying “YOU’RE FIRED!” on national TV to a whole host of people suddenly either A) can’t fire his own staff or B) needs to use sleight of hand or kabuki theater to fire/hire people!

        Yeah . . . . ummmm . . . . I’m not buying any of that nonsense!

        The simple truth seems to be best here: Scaramucci blew it and out the door he went! Everybody wave “Bye-bye”!!!

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    • WSB says:

      And your name is Anthony? Tell us…

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    • TheMachine says:

      tony5460 – I specifically voted for the agent of change to cause chaos in DC. It is happening no matter how much liberals and never-trumpers whine and cry. Trump’s campaign staff and how they operated wasn’t perfect, but the outcome of his campaign is what I gambled on. The same should be said for his presidency. Last week was last week. I am confident that the 4 year outcome is what I voted for. So many things have already come to fruition: no TPP, no Paris Accord, solid Supreme Court judge, illegal immigration down, ICE active, work to deregulate, etc., the list goes on. Congress will get the message come voting time.
      .
      Liberals, never-trumpers and the media think they are winning these skirmishes, but Trump is winning his term. He will have accomplished more in the next 4 years than what I had hoped for. If he is re-elected, look out! The DC swamp will be drained. I don’t think he can do it in 4, but I know he can do it in 8.

      So I can live with chaos as so far it has brought results. And just like his campaign, when he didn’t get results, we see the deceivers and back-stabbers come out in the open. The same is happening here with his presidency. Trump has made it very easy to pick a side as he has forced everyone to show their hand.

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      • kurt72 says:

        President Trump is winning and will continue to win because he has been placed here by God. The atheists hate him because of this. He is doing Gods will everyday. His opponents are striving against God and they will lose. God always wins because He is good.

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Excellent point about taking two terms to drain, the swamp thinks they can outlast PDJT and slow roll him to separate him from his base. I am a reformed nervous Nellie, now I accept that the swamp still holds leverage, but that the important battles are being won. Patience.

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      • tony5460 says:

        I appreciate the comment. Nothing has changed my support for DJT so far just want to be clear. But not everyday is winning day. We just need to accept the reality that he may lose some battles, sometimes even badly, which is ok as long as he still winning the war.

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  4. Chuck says:

    If you need something to be really depressed about think about this – The Dodgers, Cubs and the Nationals are all in 1st place.

    Ok, the Nationals will choke, but still…….

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  5. Wink says:

    Taking a break. Going hiking! Recharge my batteries and unplug! Nothing better than the great outdoors! So, keep the faith, treepers! Hold down the fort! 🙂

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  6. outerlimitsfan says:

    This reminds me of before the Paris Treaty when people were freaking out about Cohn saying Trump has “evolved” Guess what, Trump ended up still pulling us out of the disastrous treaty.

    He hasn’t kept every promise, but has already fulfilled a hell of a lot more than your typical Republican President.(and politician) He has kept promises on energy independence, trade, SC pick(and many other lower court judges) travel ban, stricter immigration enforcement, and much else.

    He has kept many promises while Republicans in Congress have been sabotaging him at every step. The wall won’t be easy, because of them, just like Obamacare. I do think Trump is going to do his best though. He has certainly shown that he has tried honor many of his campaign promises.

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    • Sentient says:

      Healthcare insurance is complicated, with many competing interests. Building a wall is comparatively simple. Need plans and specs. Need enabling legislation to trump all existing tribal, parkland and environmental law. Need the funding. The president is going to have to play chicken with congress. We’ll almost certainly need a shutdown. He can’t blink.

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    • paulinfl says:

      President Trump is doing a rally thursday.
      The rally will tell the tale if the people fault the President or the uni party for the failing on health care.

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    • Esperanza says:

      What promise hasn’t he kept? He always said Ocare should be allowed to collapse, but he felt obligated to repeal and replace to save pain.

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      • fred2w says:

        Thanks for asking that question.

        Despite Congressional resistance, President Trump still got a great SCOTUS judge on the bench and a bill passed allowing corrupt VA officials to be more easily fired. And that’s the short list.

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  7. TexasDude says:

    Regarding the article that states Gen Kelly has convinced Trump to not build a wall or a full wall …

    It’s BS!

    Trump has said all along that while there will be a wall, it does not have to be continuous or, in some places, even a wall, but a fence.

    This is not new at all.

    Regarding isolating Trump, maybe, but, really? When has Trump been isolated?

    No, not gunna happen.

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  8. rsanchez1990 says:

    Candid interview from Corey, valid criticism in my opinion. If it’s a matter of not having the right people in place to move the agenda along, I hope bringing General Kelly in is a step in the right direction.

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  9. People want this guy Lewandowski to be an official spokesman? He didn’t even address the fact that the polls have been substantially wrong, that they are a tool that’s being used to demoralize the base. He just bought into the narrative and tried to make weak excuses.

    Trump’s real surrogates talk about how much has been accomplished & Lewandowski says it’s the administrations fault for not firing all the Obama people and getting their own in place. He says that President Trump hasn’t had any legislative accomplishments yet. What were BO’s legislative accomplishments? Lewandowski just co-opts the MSM viewpoint instead of pointing out that the Dems blocked all President Trump’s appointments so that there were delays in getting the staff changes they needed. I say leave Lewandowski in the woods. He may indeed believe in President Trump’s agenda but he clearly hasn’t read Sun Tzu.

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    • RG says:

      “He didn’t even address the fact that the polls have been substantially wrong, that they are a tool that’s being used to demoralize the base.”

      Yes, I listened to that poll nonsense yesterday and had to turn off the TV. It sometimes runs in the background while I’m on the computer. We all know that the polls are a weak measure of what is going on. Who answers polls? Not me. How about you?

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  10. scott467 says:

    “One of the key indicators on John Kelly will be if the “physical structure” of the Southern Security Border Wall is abandoned. That’s a tripwire to watch.”

    _________________

    If the president abandons the border Wall, then he has abandoned the American People, and he’s not going to do that.

    He didn’t do everything he has done, and go through everything he has gone through, to abandon us now.

    In many ways, the Wall is the most important promise he made to get elected, because it is the ONLY promise that is a physical reality.

    We have all seen with our own eyes how a traitor like Obama can, through policy alone, facilitate the invasion of our country for his own treasonous political objectives. I see the globalists and Republi-Cons on TV saying “we don’t need a wall, because the flow of illegal immigration is way down, just because of the change in policy in the WH“.

    Makes me want to reach through the TV screen, grab by the throat, and squeeze until the body doesn’t move anymore. If they had any idea how visceral this subject is, they would be afraid to say a word against it, for fear of their professional lives.

    The WALL, if it is built properly, is PERMANENT, regardless of who is in the White House.

    It is not just a matter of National Security, it is literally a matter of PERSONAL security.

    If our country is to survive, the southern border must be sealed off, or none of the rest matters.

    So the Wall will be built, or President Trump has abandoned us and he is a one-term president.

    If he has to pay out of his own pocket to get it started, and request volunteers to make that seed capital go as far as possible, he will do that, before he abandons the Wall.

    Because abandoning the Wall is abandoning We the People, and that’s not gonna happen.

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  11. Nigella says:

    What’s this new story on Trump writing Eric’s response to the Russia meeting and misleading? Who’s leaking this stuff?

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  12. big bad mike says:

    Just remember. Lincoln went through many Generals; Ord, Burnside, McClellan (twice), Halleck, Hooker, Meade, and many others before he found Grant.

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    • Kroesus says:

      Grant was not as much as found but revealed through his success in the Mississippi River and Tennessee campaigns

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    • joshua says:

      The Civil War was not a normal military action…it had much personal and cultural and regional issues in its prosecution…and Lincoln had no idea how to run a war….he was only a lawyer and politician….the US generals had war expierence in fighting indians, Mexicans, and pirates mostly and the European “engagements” were directed by politics and trade more than soldiers…Grant was not spectacular, but he learned on the job. Plus, the Confederates made some mistakes that went to Grant’s credit….they were losing and needed something positive to keep the civilians supporting the war efforts of the North…and Grant was in the right place at the right time.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Grant was an inhumane bloodthirsty war criminal who permitted his troops to wage total war on innocent civilians.

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  13. rjcylon says:

    Must be that time again, when we delude ourselves into thinking Trump is influenced by other people.

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    • Daniel says:

      In a sense this is correct. However, I would also point out that President Trump appears to have a false impression of generals. The rank of general has not been a rank representing talent or achievement but largely of politics. Even E7 and above is largely politics. But everything from O5 and up is all political whether internally or externally.

      There’s only one general in this administration which impresses me. After that, I just see political actors.

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      • BogiewanKenobi says:

        Daniel I normally don’t opine to this section but I have to respectfully disagree with your comment that everything above O-5 is all political. To make such a generalized comment denigrates the achievements of many good, loyal men and women in the service.

        As a retired O-5 I can tell you I was not a politically motivated officer. Promotion to the next rank was never a major concern because I loved what I did and did my best to take care of the men and women working under me. I was good at my job and thus promotion was the natural result. I know many serious patriots who have achieved flag rank and would gladly follow them into battle. To cast all under the label of “political actors” is just wrong.

        History provides us with ample examples of political officers; think Gens McClellan, MacArthur, Westmoreland, Wesley Clark, Colin Powell; Adms Radford, Crowe, etc. The best way to identify these “political” characters is to review their relationships with the press. How willing were they to provide “political” speak either in line with, or against, the incumbent administration. The temptation to shine one’s @$z in front of the public is often the best tell.

        To all treepers, I don’t know Gen Kelly, never served under him, he seems an honorable man, same with Gen Flynn, but I have not researched their statements to the press from the past. Gen Mattis is solid and carries strong convictions to country. He may take a position that is not the most popular, but if one gives thought to his reasoning he is generally (pardon the pun) right on point.

        Bottom line: PDT has this. Our fight is at the grassroots level. We best support POTUS by supporting candidates that will enable his agenda. To worry about the little stuff is to dump more snakes into the cockpit.

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        • joshua says:

          your comments are spot on from my observations as well…..military officers come out as individuals, not as a tribal stereotypical meme……if you think Wesley Clark is the norm for our highest ranking officers, you are seriously out of touch….the serious part is those that want to hang around the Pentagon for any long time are those that are more political than effective leaders.

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  14. G3 says:

    Like Corey said General Kelly is the Chief of Staff not the Chief of the President– President Trump has always been clear about his agenda. I think a good relationship has developed between President Trump and General Kelly. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p48mGWpFQZo

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  15. Piper says:

    Oh lord help us!

    I’m scared that we are watching for tripwires again!

    Kelly very well may isolate US from the President. I will be devastated!

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  16. Unless General Kelly was just blowing hot air, he did say this:

    “The new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), retired Marine General John Kelly, believes he can make good on President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2 years or less.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/02/wall-retired-marine-general-john-kelly-promises-build-trumps-wall-2-years-less/

    A red flag I have with General Kelly is his flip flopping on H2B visa expansion.

    …Kelly initially supported the H-2B expansion, but in early June, Kelly reversed his policy and opposed the H-2B expansion. “I know we already have large numbers [of contract workers] that come in and have been coming in over the years, but … in the current administration, this is all about American jobs versus people that come in and do the work,” Kelly told Sen. Heidi Heitkamp from Dakota.

    Since then, Kelly has been besieged by business groups and their allies in the administration. His reversed himself again, and on June 22, agency spokesman David Lapan announced:

    Secretary [John Kelly] has made a decision to assist a limited number of seasonal businesses that would be severely harmed if they do not receive temporary employment relief under the H2B program…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/23/americans-protest-dhs-john-kelly-flip-flops-backs-h-2b-visa-expansion/

    This not only screams special interest to me but I don’t understand why the Secretary of DHS makes these decisions.

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    • America First says:

      These greedy businesses kill me. The seasonal labor thing is all about taking advantage of the exchange rate with the US dollar when it goes back across the border. This is more than a “jobs Americans won’t do” issue. It is a jobs Americans can’t take advantage of unless they go spend the money in Mexico. And it’s money siphoned from our economy, and is essentially another form of welfare the American middle class pays for corrupt Central American elites who like keeping their people poor and want America to take care of them. General Kelly has bought into CoC thinking, and needs a refresher course in Main Street MAGA if this is his viewpoint.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Do not confuse H2Bs with H1Bs… H2B visas are for seasonal workers – they work on farms for the most part. This program actually helps the US more so than the H1B visas so I don’t care so much about increasing them as a “shut the heck up” about migrant workers bit of leverage.

        By the way, President Trump’s Mar a Lago resort uses H2B workers 😉 This makes me wince… a lot. I am pretty sure there are people locally who would take those jobs.

        What would be better is if the jobs being taken by those persons paid a proper wage. It would also be good if kids in this country were encouraged to take more of these summer jobs rather than mewling about “muh feelings” all day long. I cannot believe how lazy some of these kids are! WORK for what you want!

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          Amazon is seeking robot designers to create robots to “pick” orders at its Amazon fulfillment centers. With AI advancing almost daily, why do we need these people? Let robots tend the grounds and make the beds. Japan has been successful in implementing robotic “help” for menial jobs. They don’t import workers for that purpose because they are smart enough to want to keep Japan Japanese.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      The H1B & H2B visa program is handled by the State Dept, I believe.
      And also the Dept of Labor.

      I’m not clicking on those Breitbart articles, sorry…their clickbait articles are one of the reasons why I stopped going there.
      The other reason is their Anti-Trump tone in so many of their articles.

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    • Sentient says:

      Two years, huh? Time’s a wasting.

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    • Dakotacav says:

      Leadership sometimes means that you give a concession or two along the way, but that doesn’t mean you abandon the goal completely. A temporary concession earns favor and trust for when the big deal goes down. Those same businesses can then say, “hey, he cut us slack when we needed it most, allowing us time to get our own house in order, so now we are supporting this (more Draconian) move.”

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    • Kroesus says:

      he also spoke in favor of open borders before his DHS stint and for DACA while he was there saying Congress should legislate it as a permanent solution…..I do not trust Kelly on immigration

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    • Whoever reads BB should not come on here an post such drivel. A lot of people read this site for it’s informative analysis of happenings going on with PDJT. Just a Polite way of saying…be careful…

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    • joshua says:

      seasonal jobs are not good jobs for supporting a family and getting benefits like insurance…they fill a gap, and if you have a lot of locals depending on these jobs, with low pay, it HURTS the local citizens…better they should get skill levels that support full time non seasonal jobs. H2b recognizes this….So does Trump in his hotels and clubs….he rewards full timers, but uses seasonals to promote the revenue to support local community economies. His use of this labor force is positive….think of flipping burgers as a full time family income job…it was NEVER expected to be anything but a starter job for kids out of HS or for retirees who need to supplement retirement income.

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  17. Sandra-VA says:

    I am actually RELIEVED that Gen. Kelly is now WH CoS. He will maintain order, shut down the leaking and is likely to be far more successful at getting Congress to work with the President (yes, he has experience in this regard).

    I have zero doubt that the Wall will be built. President Trump has always said, since campaign trail, that we don’t need it along the entire border because there are already natural barriers. He constantly reassures as that there will be a WALL. Not to mention that Bannon is there to make sure it does.

    It is time to settle into the MAGA routine now, all “worry” about things not getting done should be banished. The only thing that should be on our mind is forcing Congress to work on the President’s agenda and getting his nominees confirmed… this means phone calls, letter writing and whatever it takes to get your Congress critterson board.

    I am still very excited about all the good things that have happened under this President and for all yet to come.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Yes. Trust, but verify. I’m hopeful Gen. Kelly will help PDJT achieve his goals, not hinder.

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    • Daniel says:

      Where do people get this “he will bring order/discipline”? The military creates order and discipline from BOOTCAMP on up. Did the people “under his command” benefit from bootcamp training? No. Are they afraid to do bad things? No. What precisely is this general going to do beyond threat of firing or potentially recommend prosecution? I suppose he has a mean face and stern demeanor. But is that really going to be effective?

      The rank of general is an exceedingly political rank and is often a reward granted rather than earned or deserved. This is especially true as the use of the military has been exclusively political in nature for the past four decades or more.

      It’s time to wake up from this old movie delusion to see what has happened and has been happening and most importantly to re-examine our beliefs and notions about how we define things and what we should expect of them.

      What I don’t expect is a drill sergeant making the whitehouse staff do pushups and PT drills. If anyone has that sort of thing in their mind, one may want to discard that image.

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      • joshua says:

        anyone that had a take charge and consistent father knows what power a General uses. It is the power of looks, silence, and wisdom….sometimes letting subordinates fail a little to become experienced. Kelly is not a rattlemouth like the previous seat warming COS WH mongrels….he can handle the task just fine, and the issue is not what HE does, but IF the others do as he tells them….

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  18. wheatietoo says:

    Fear not, dear Sundance…Gen Kelly is a solid guy.

    I am thrilled that our President finally has someone who watch his back and run the WH in an orderly & efficient manner.

    It’s been amusing to see some people remark that “Even Ivanka and Jared will schedule their meetings with Pres Trump.”
    Hah….”even” Ivanka & Jared.

    Well of course they should!
    They are WH staff just like the rest of them…when they are ‘in’ the WH.

    Perhaps this has been a problem for PJDT, Ivanka barging into meetings, thinking that ‘because I’m his daughter‘ that she doesn’t have to observe the rules of decorum?
    I don’t know.
    But shame on her if she’s been doing that.

    Every minute of PDJT’s day is important and needs to be directed toward pressing matters, planning and strategy.
    The rest of the staff should appreciate this fact and honor the need for prioritizing his time.
    Gen Kelly will have the ability to enforce this.
    I see this as a good thing.

    As far as Gen Kelly having enough sway over Pres Trump to get him to deviate from his signature promise…Building the Wall…I don’t think that is possible.
    I don’t care what the press has written about what Kelly has said or not said.
    1st — it’s the press and they lie.
    2nd — Pres Trump is a builder and I think he is eagerly looking forward to building ‘his’ Wall.

    So I am just not seeing any cause for concern here.
    Sorry.
    Just not seeing it.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      ….someone who *will* watch his back

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I’m looking forward to seeing how this will work. I have been pretty pleased with what General Kelly has accomplished at Homeland.

      I remember tales of Rahm Emmanuel, when he was BO’s COS running after guys in the locker room still hectoring them and yammering away even though they were all naked. I believe this was during the Obamacare negotiation. He was described as a real SOB.

      I don’t think General Kelly will be an azzhat, but I am sure he can muster some intimidation and pressure when needed and he has experience in dealing with the creepy Congress so I think this will be valuable. Reince Preibus, bless his heart, wasn’t what I would call a commanding presence.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Our President needs a strong gate-keeper…it’s just that simple.

        Too many people are tugging at him, jockeying for time with him.
        This way…PDJT doesn’t have to be the ‘bad guy’.

        I enjoyed watching Gen Kelly today, seeing him with PDJT…
        The way that Kelly watched over PDJT reminded me of the way a German Shepherd is attentive to their master’s every move.
        Heheh.

        I absolutely love German Shepherd dogs, btw.
        So that was not intended as a slap at Gen Kelly.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Wheatietoo, Have you ever read Phillip Keller’s book, “Lessons From A Sheep Dog”?

          It’s such a great read and Keller learned so many lessons from his beloved sheep dog and the nature of that breed that equates to human behavior. Sheep dogs are loyal to the shepherd and communicate with the shepherd via verbal commands, hand signals or just eye-to-eye contact. The sheep dog keeps all the sheep in the herd as the dog guides them to their destination. The dog corrects a sheep’s behavior if they start to stay and if every a sheep is missing and wanders up the rocky mountaineous path the dog will do what it takes to get them back to the herd.

          A sheep dog’s loyalty and obedience to the shepherd is beyond words. The dog only obeys his master’s commands. The sheep dog breed is born to be such a dog by nature and to not be allowed to do what his natural instincts is bad for the dog.

          I hope Gen. Kelly is a sheep dog.

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          • joshua says:

            well…sheep dogs have to first be trained. I have an Australian Cattle dog…..hard working and full of energy…but doesn’t always know when to quit Herding…..

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            • MaineCoon says:

              Yes they do have to be trained. This author’s story about his saving this dog from being put down and it taking many months to gain the dogs trust is really quite a story. then he had to train the dog to do what by nature is his instinct to do but he had to do it under the command of the owner. It was quite a story, but the real story was what the man learned from the dog — loyalty, obedience, etc.

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          • Esperanza says:

            For me T is a St Bernard 🙂

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    • adombom says:

      I appreciate your optimistic outlook, thanks. But it’s always wise to be cleareyed in any given situation. As someone on this thread pointed out…It coulda been Hillary, omg.

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  19. Summer says:

    If President Trump heard that it was seriously suggested AGAIN that someone [insert the name — Ivanka, Kushner, Bannon, Kelly, McMaster] can “isolate” him and even persuade to abandon his signature promise to America, President would be very, very offended, don’t you think?

    I remember several months ago people were seriously concerned that Priebus would isolate the President and turn the WH into a GOPe playground.

    I say, get a grip. Syria was not bombed because Ivanka cried; neither Kushner nor Bannon pull the strings attached to the puppet called Donald J. Trump; Kelly is not going to cancel the Wall. Trump is the BOSS.

    Have respect for the man you elected to be your President. He makes mistakes, he is not perfect but he will never betray his base. One moment you say, 4D chess and Lion, and in a minute you suggest that he is actually a pussy cat that can be put in a box by a handler. Which is it?

    “I will never let you down.” — D. J. Trump.

    Crowd: BUILD THAT WALL! BUILD THAT WALL!

    Trump: oh, we WILL build the Wall. Don’t even think about it… don’t even think about it.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Yep. Wall is gonna be built.

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    • Keln says:

      The constantly concerned never learn do they? They are stuck in a never-ending mode of hand wringing and pearl clutching. The sky is always falling and everything that happens is a portend of doom.

      It must be awful to live like that. They’d probably be better off just ignoring politics for the rest of their days just to get a good night’s sleep. But then such people would probably worry about the price of gas going up tomorrow or a bit of wilt they saw on one of the petunias in their garden.

      Pathetic people. It’s no way to live I tell you.

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  20. Keln says:

    I’ve known enough Marines in my life to trust a Marine until proven otherwise. I have no concerns.

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    • hellinahandbasket says:

      Yep, I married a former Marine 32-years ago, and my trust in him has NEVER, EVER wavered. He is THE most dependable, true-to-his-word man I have ever met.

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    • joshua says:

      well….Marines come as individuals, not as a group. There are great Marines, and some not so….I find this just more tribalism….focus on a person, not a credential.

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  21. ditzee58 says:

    This is the deal for me. If Kelly turns out not to be on the up and up, then the President needs to not only get rid of him but to stop listening to whomever it is making these appointment suggestions. If it is his family, as has been said, then he needs to distance himself from them politically. If it’s someone else, kick them to the curb. They are not helping.

    I’m as big a Trump supporter as anyone, that said, I am wondering about his ability to make people judgments. He is genius IQ smart but maybe not genius IQ people smart.

    Please don’t hurt me. 🙂

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    • paulinfl says:

      You never read the “Art of the deal” did you? 😉

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        I tried, but it was so full of “I got up at 5A and called this guy and that guy and did this to that project and the other to the project over there” that I put it aside. I never liked puffery. I did not buy the book for a recap of Trump’s daily calendar, but for advice on negotiations. Perhaps that advice comes later in the book, but from what I read, the book was just a “oh, look, see me? This is how brill I am! I did all of this before lunch, then I didn’t take lunch, then I worked until ten p.m…..” Great. I’m glad for him, but that has NOTHING to do with HOW he became a successful business strategist.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Forget people jugements. He makes results judgements. He picks the best person to hand for a job. He doesn’t judge you, he judges your results. Mooch fired Priebus and is distracting the swamp. Result in my opinion. T said the leaks needed to stop. Kelly is prolly the best person. If the leaks don’t stop, he will be fired. Simples.

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    • joshua says:

      “Oh ye of little Faith….”

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  22. KittyKat says:

    I did some cursory research about Kelly’s chief of staff whom he’s bringing with him, and she has some early ties to the Bushes.

    Yesterday, reading about the appointment of Cindy McCain to something or other, if it was real news, was depressing. After the inauguration, I lost a lot of interest in following what was going on because so many of the people who’d worked on the campaign were not being seen or heard from, or getting jobs or a place in his administration. Id it is true that Cindy McCain was given a plum, that will have the same effect.

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  23. georgiafl says:

    I really resented Laura Ingraham quoting fake polls – the poll with Trump @ 40% approval rating is false.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Truth is – Trump approval is growing with the job numbers going up and the unemployment going down, with the market up, manufacturing up, and many other factors up!!!

      Trump set many records from the first month of his candidacy!

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    • deanbrh says:

      Georgiafl, seems to me the Rasmussen poll was even higher. What poll do you think is NOT fake?

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  24. PDQ says:

    PDJT is not a doddering old fool. Surely he will act if he sees his agenda compromised. I am not 100% sure about Kelly either…but he is not indespensible.

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  25. hellinahandbasket says:

    I would suggest Sundance c/o The Conservative Tree House (as an independent reporter), submit a request to any of the southern-border USBorderPatrol Sectors, and participate in a southern border tour – I recommend Tucson AZ Sector, or RioGrandValley TX Sector, since these 2-Sectors contain the border’s most crossed areas.

    For the most part, USBP are more than happy to accommodate the media in providing details of the border, and the difficulties presented to securing that border. They will provide you with real-life visual aspects of the advantages/disadvantages over various terrain, for multiple levels of security with respect to a wall, technology, and man-power.

    Sometimes the only way to understand how our border can ever become secure, is to see it for yourself, to learn 1st-hand the strategies and techniques most effective in dealing with its porous state, and where various technologies and barriers are effective/ineffective. The general population has absolutely no idea what it means to “build a wall” in its most basic form, and how physical barriers in some areas, would never keep-out those determined to cross, unless those areas are fortified with technologies and manpower, in addition to/or in place of physical barriers.

    Granted as an independent reporter unknown to USBP, it’s difficult to know if your request will receive the attention desired, but perhaps if you are a positive voice for their mission, and would have a positive message to deliver to the general population after a border-tour, they would consider your request worthy of their time… since their decision runs on the bang-for-the-buck return. USBP will not provide the resources to media who will NOT return a positive story afterward (it’s just not good business sense to do so). IMO it’s worth a shot, and a simple request to them for a tour takes little effort. 😉

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    • deanbrh says:

      Golly gee whiz, Sundance, you with your hundreds of free hours touring the border…..what a brainstorm!

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      • hellinahandbasket says:

        @deanbrh – Eh, doesn’t take that long to accomplish a border-tour, you know nothing about it.
        Media does it constantly here in AZ through USBP’s Tucson Sector.
        I would expect a research-journalist to solicit avenues for “research” …no? Or do you believe Sundance doesn’t have the wherewithal to accomplish such things, and most likely sits at his computer, with his only research tool being the internet, instead of boots-on-the-ground research. Not a very well-thought-out assumption for someone {sigh}
        (Michelle Malkin was with USBP Tucson this past Friday, and Judge Jeanine Pirro received a tour the week prior. USBP accommodates all walks of life, from colleges, to other govt agencies, and various independent journalists.)
        Sometimes you have to see-it to understand-it. I think Sundance gets-it, and a tour would only help in putting the pieces together.

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  26. burnett044 says:

    is it time??

    answer…::: no !

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  27. El Torito says:

    I despise Laura. I made it through half the interview. Seems as though she’s working hard to take the MSM role that all this personnel change is some catastrophic failure of the admin to run the country. Corey took the bait too, when she got all doom and gloom, citing “polls.”

    Don’t buy any of her schlock – she’s always been out for her career first.

    She’s just another poll quoting voodoo priestess.

    And we know better.

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    • wj2016 says:

      Laura was an early supporter of Trump. She has also been the best on the illegal immigration. Nobody, not even crazy Savage can touch her on that issue.

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      • El Torito says:

        Because that’s what was “selling.” Now, not so much because she’s gained all the benefit she can from being pro Trump. Now that it doesn’t benefit her business, she appears to have accepted a paid position with the Globalists.

        There is too much at stake to stay loyal to fair weather Trump supporters.

        Ingraham is simply a 2 bit media whore.

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    • Guy K says:

      Ingraham is a big-time concern troll, and yet there are people here saying she should be Trump’s press secretary.

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    • MVW says:

      I have very few of the media ‘personalities’ that I listen to anymore, but Sundance posted it so I checked it out. Laura in this interview followed the typical drama queen script, drumming up controversy by ‘concern trolling’, distorting polls, and climbing on the ‘they should’ve, could’ve, if only…’ soap box.

      If she is so brilliant, and truly cares, she should have thrown her hat in the ring. It is all showmanship and crap.

      Another money making Huckster.

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      • deanbrh says:

        Laura WAS truly a nominee for Press Secretary, said it was an “honor to be considered”, but never said she would or would not accept, and never mentioned whether she was even interviewed, but she was alot more pro-Trump before Spicer was named than she has been ever since.

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        • Dixie says:

          Hell hath no fury, etc…..there is nothing as unpleasant as a woman who has been offended. [thefreedictionary.com].

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          • deanbrh says:

            I felt sorry for her not winning, until she decided revenge was the next best move. She has a very lucrative business she has built and many thought she would be better off sticking to it.

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  28. joshua says:

    Why are we wasting money and time with “prototypes” of the wall? Just hire the Israeli guys that built THEIR wall….they have the same problem, just shorter distances. Go for the build…do not stretch it into a bidding war with PROTOTYPES…hell…its a WALL, not an aircraft.

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  29. Steven Hitt says:

    If Kelly is not the right guy for COS then DJT will have blown every important WH appointment and will really begin to bring on serious questions about his judgement. That would not be good. His discerning supporters do have and should have limits to their support based on his command of the job.

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    • El Torito says:

      How’s that Kool-aide taste? You seem to be parroting the MSM narrative verbatim.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Look at Trump’s achievements, not various personnel changes.

      Reagan had an employee that lasted less than a week.

      People prove themselves on the job, not beforehand and some just don’t work out.

      Some have skills for one phase of an administration or campaign and not for other phases.

      Reince was leaking; Scaramucci was not controlled enough. Period. That’s all.
      Not feasible or wise to keep them on.

      NO reflection on Trump. NONE!

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    • deanbrh says:

      Was it Obama or some other President who went through SEVEN Chiefs of Staff? And what other important WH appointments has DJT blown? Priebus was a strategy, and the exact right one! Flynn was and still may be EXACTLY the right one. Spicer may be returning, for all we know. Steven, tell it to the MSM, or is that where you got the notion DJT is “blowing it.?

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  30. Trump just needs to put one good person in charge of the IRS!

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  31. Nope2GOPe says:

    It’s important to remember that our President is only 1/8th into his first term.

    What’s good is that he has people outside of the beltway who can speak as openly as Corey did in this interview.

    I agree with the fact that President Trump needs to get rid of the holdovers from the last administration, properly staff himself with the right people, and focus more intently on his landmark legislative agenda.

    We’re only 6 months into his first term, and he is doing a great job working on cutting the red tape in our bureaucracy by undoing the crazy amount of regulations imposed by the last administration.

    Keep in mind, that all of this has been done in the midst of the biggest opposition, and the biggest political battle we’ve ever seen in our entire lives in Washington.

    We all need to take a deep breath, and give thanks, and continue to pray for wisdom for our beloved President.

    President Donald Trump is not a politician, and there’s a learning curve in all of this.

    I am confident that he will quickly, and expediently get his political bearings, and move in a more focused direction in a way that will enable him to gain legislative victories against the swamp that seeks his political demise & destruction of our President and his family.

    We all need to focus on the 2018 midterms.

    I pray that he continues to take his message on the road in doing rallies to bring us all aboard in the fight to Make America Great Again.

    Keep up the great work Mr. President, we love you and we’re listening!

    We The People have a real opportunity to put the wind of change, and the momentum at the back our beloved President, so that he can more effectively move forward his landmark legislative agenda.

    God bless this man. He’s done an amazing job! and he is only 1/8th into his 1st term!

    We’ve not even finished the 1st quarter, and look at the accomplishments we’ve already seen!

    I believe that our President is a master strategist who truly knows how to pick his battles.

    God Bless You Dear President Trump!

    We stand with you!!!

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    • MVW says:

      GDP, Jobs, no new unless, expensive wars, no more nation building, got out of that America killing Paris Agreement, trade. Upwards, forward, onwards are what comes to mind, instead of what we had.

      Thank you Trump and team. Go John Kelly! A true patriot whose family has paid with the blood of the ultimate sacrificed. May God keep you and yours.

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  32. not2worryluv says:

    Well President Trump has work with Kelly for 6 months and during that time some kind of chemistry developed.

    As many at CTH have stated, I have to trust the President on who he chooses as COS.

    He’s our President and we have chosen him to lead. Second guessing DJT decision the second day his COS is in office isn’t fair to anyone.

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  33. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    I have been considering stopping reading comments here because of the negativity. Some of you here nit pick at every move that is made in the WH. None of us know what is really going on there. I don’t listen to any MSM except if a video is put up here. I gave up tv many years ago and will never have it again. It is very distressing when I read so many negative viewpoints on this site and others. I put my trust in DJT a long time ago and I will not sway from my convictions that he knows what he is doing. Everybody should read The Art of the Deal.

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  34. Hutzpa says:

    Donald J. Trump is THE PRESIDENT. All staffers serve at his discretion. President Trump has been working with John Kelly for months and has had every opportunity to access his effectiveness. There is no way I believe that President Trump will abdicate his seat of power to his Chief of Staff. It is the Chief’s job to organize and execute the policy direction of the President. Not the other way around. I suggest John Kelly knows this and is up to the task and has proven this to PDJT. Time will tell.

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  35. SPMI says:

    Really. The greatest disappointment I have faced in the last 6 mos is Laura Ingram. She is constantly waving a negative flag at our President. Looking at everything but the daylight which has occurred in the last 6 mos. She postures herself as if there was no opposition to the President and he should be doing thus and so from the Ingram perspective.
    Jeeeessshhh!!!

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  36. Regardless, Trump still has the last word.

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  37. kaste668 says:

    At every company I worked for the CEO had an open door policy. That did not mean you could just walk in the door. That meant that you worked through your leadership first and then could schedule an appointment with the CEO. I trust President Trump. I believe he is readjusting after seeing that the first 6 months did not get him all that he had hoped. He does not need a bridge to the Uni-party. I believe Reince was in over his head and Potus gave him the opportunity, he failed. When a top executive can not do their job, you need to get them out.

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  38. jmclever says:

    The wall will be built and is already being built DHS is using laws already on the books to get it done HAHAHAHAHA
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/01/dhs-bypasses-environmental-regs-start-border-wall-construction/

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    • jmclever says:

      This is from the above article:
      Section 102(a) of IIRIRA provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as may be necessary to install additional physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the United States border to deter illegal crossings in areas of high illegal entry into the United States. In section 102(b) of IIRIRA, Congress has called for the installation of additional fencing, barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors on the southwest border. Finally, in section 102(c) of IIRIRA, Congress granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to waive all legal requirements that the Secretary, in his sole discretion, determines necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers and roads authorized by section 102 of IIRIRA.

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  39. Ausonius says:

    One name: RICHARD CORDRAY ! WHY is he still in the government? WHY has he not been fired? WHY was he not fired on the afternoon of January 20th?

    If you do not know about RICHARD CORDRAY, see:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/youre-fired-trump-should-tell-richard-cordray-1492124207?mg=prod/accounts-wsj

    An excerpt:

    The greatest mystery in Washington involves not Russian spies or wiretaps but Richard Cordray’s continued employment as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the face of President Trump’s mandate for change, Mr. Cordray continues the Obama administration’s regulatory crusade against lenders, blocking access to the credit that supports so many small businesses and so much consumer spending.

    Why would a president who made a TV show out of firing underlings now suffer a subordinate who refuses to get with the pro-growth agenda he campaigned on? If reports from the West Wing are to be believed, Mr. Trump’s unusual timidity is the result of overcautious legal and political advice.

    Mr. Cordray is insulated from presidential control by a New Deal-era innovation: a statutory clause that allows the president to fire an independent agency head only “for cause,” meaning “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.” In October a three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down that restriction as an infringement of the president’s constitutional authority to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

    And so…why is he still in D.C.?

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  40. Michael says:

    There exists NO ALTERNATIVE to POTUS DJT. The Man got himself elected against all odds!
    Has initiated a hostile takeover of the DC machine with the proxies of us common shareholders however there remains a lot of ‘preferred’ stockholders not at all happy.

    For Trump supporters feeling stress over Trump’s actions my suggestion is to chill.
    The only people who never make mistakes are dead people and possibly those who never do anything. Active people make mistakes and active smart people learn from them.

    I don’t pay any attention to the “news news” and I’m reducing my time spent on political news per my doctors urgings (demands). I will send a few bucks here and there as I can afford where I hope might do some good.

    Locally Jim Renacci sounds good. Anyone here know anything about him first hand?

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  41. starshollow88 says:

    I’m going to keep my eyes open but I want to trust Kelly with the President. He personally had been my favorite cabinet member and thought he was doing excellent at DHS. I was even a little sad he was no longer going to be heading it. I trust Trump has weighed taking one of his star cabinet members into the WH into consideration and feels it’s important enough to do so. Kelly had been fulfilling Trump’s agenda at DHS as speedily and as smoothly as he can with what he’d been given and he got along with the President very well, what more could you ask for.

    My only two concerns right now with him is that leak that is hopefully fake news of him calling Comey when he was fired and saying he might resign in solidarity. It sounds ridiculous and a backstabbing to Trump. The other is the fact that Fox news keeps pushing the idea that Kelly needs to be given more power and to basically isolate Trump even from Ivanka and Kushner to get some order and not have an open door policy..I don’t know yet if this is deep state Republican kind of push or genuine, even Laura Ingraham was parroting it.

    I will give Kelly some time and see what he does. My number issue is the leaks, the disrespect, the backstabbing to the President coming from inside the WH. If we don’t have that foundation in order then it makes everything harder. There needs to be respect and a certain amount of healthy fear in the WH of Trump and Kelly. Kelly needs to polygraph everyone in there (and I mean everyone besides Barron, Melania, and Trump) and fire more people, the sooner, the better!

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  42. mauiis says:

    My Opinion:
    Trump is walking a narrow rope line, has been from day-one on the job. While many obsess and wring hands over the ‘appearance’ of chaos, I take comfort in this. I believe he understood from the jump, the need to let things settle, to figure out who the players are and which team they really play for. As Simple Jack posted on this thread:
    ” It’s reasonable to give a president who has never been in politics some leeway to build a team, unlike all previous officeholders he doesn’t have a careers worth of lackeys following him everywhere.” Further, “unlike all previous officeholders” Trump isn’t the trussed turkey bound by immoral obligations to the ‘Fourth Branch,’ the foreign and domestic lobbyists who constitute the real Shadow Government.

    If it takes another six-months, so be it. It took George Bush almost his entire presidency to finally get Iraq right and when he did, the change was dramatic in speed and effect (just an example, not an invitation to travel down that rabbit trail).

    Trump financed, mostly, his own campaign ensuring (at least initially) his administration would not be burdened with the typical ‘favors’ which have crippled effective governance. He bulldozed an angry wall of Republican opposition, ran the dems off the road to the White House leaving them belly-up on the side of the road, wheels spinning, gutted the stifling oppression of PC culture and, pretty much singlehandedly, gelded the MSM.

    Those who believed that he could simply come in with a new broom, sweep clean Deep State corruption, resolve the ACA mess and pump decades of sludge and offal buildup out of the cesspool (or ‘swamp’) that is the Legislative Branch, have not been paying attention. Members of the somnolent Silent Majority, I believe, came late to the Trump revolt (I am forever grateful to Phyliss Schlafly for her role in awakening this demographic, she was a true hero).

    I really don’t care about his shifting administration, I care even less how this appears to FaceBook pundits or the MSM cult of globalism. When you see, in all its brutal reality, the breadth and depth of our compromised government as evidenced by John ‘Brutus’ McCain recently, I’m amazed that Trump is able to get his shoes on in the morning. But he does. And then walks back into the Lion’s Den every stinking day.

    When stuff gets sticky, I step back, take a breath and remind myself; “If not Trump then who?” The alternative guaranteed the famous line of TS Elliot’s, “The Hollow Men,” or worse.

    Thank God for President Trump, as America is the world’s “last, best hope” so Trump is America’s “last, best hope.”

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  43. HolyLoly says:

    “The wall just got ten feet taller.” Famous words Trump spoke in response to Mexico’s pitiful reaction to Trump’s declaration during the presidential debates that he would make Mexico pay for the wall.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/trump_responds_to_vicente_fox_the_wall_just_got_ten_feet_higher.html

    Trump will never renege on building the wall.

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  44. deanbrh says:

    Watching Televangelists has been a hobby of mine for many years. Several are on the Trump Train and often preach on his behalf. Just this morning, Hagee gave a long sermon for the purpose of leading up to what he thinks is one of God’s GREATEST gifts to us, in these troubled times….then a photo of the President and a small group in prayer at the swearing in of Neil Gorsuch flashed onto the screen. “God’s got this and we don’t need to worry a bit. We have this President because GOD has a purpose.” Amen.

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