January 17th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #363

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2,120 Responses to January 17th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #363

  1. Eks Mann says:

    The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards
    Team GOP – January 17, 2018

    2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.

    Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards.

    1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

    2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

    3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

    4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

    5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

    6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

    7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

    8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

    9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

    10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

    11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!


    While the media spent 90% of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results:

    1. The economy has created nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since the President’s inauguration.

    2. African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history.

    3. The President signed historic tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans not seen since President Reagan.

    4. President Trump’s plan to cut regulations has exceeded “2 out for every 1 in” mandate, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action.

    5. The President has unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.

    6. ISIS is in retreat, having been crushed in Iraq and Syria.

    7. President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the Embassy.

    8. With President Trump’s encouragement, more member nations are paying their fair share for the common defense in the NATO alliance.

    9. Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the VA to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers.

    10. President Trump kept his promise and appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  2. dogsmaw says:

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    For T-Rex fans, 3 vids from SOS Tillerson at the Hoover Institution.
    Full event 57 min 20 sec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLeBSNKPNm8
    Sec Tillerson’s remarks only 32 min 19 sec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNHgn_J1K8U
    Condi Rice interview only 22 min 9 sec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y30DvEpKBYk

    Love T-Rex’s voice. T-Rex is so calm, confident, peaceful. What joy to have such a talented man heading up Pres Trump’s foreign policy.

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  4. Dora says:

    Hannity is going to discuss the fake news awards with Michelle Malkin on his show tonight.

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  5. dogsmaw says:

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  6. Pam says:

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  7. Just Scott says:

    I don’t know if this will time que right, if not go to 1:16:00 . This is the start of when Golden State News first showed and read the 2018 Fake News Awards:

    . https://youtu.be/GuxMTmGybxo?t=4581

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  8. dogsmaw says:

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    Un Amb Nikki Haley today on Her Recent Trip to Afghanistan with Members of the Security Council 4 min 47 sec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5By7-7PRBdQ

    “not about talk, about action”
    “Pakistan must change its behavior”
    “stop the narcotics trade”
    “U.N. consensus and support”
    Kazakhstan guy went with them (? go figure)

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  11. Eks Mann says:

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  12. Pam says:

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      y’know if someone started a bank called “MAGA International Commercial Bank Co., LTD”, I might be interested…provided that “someone” was named DJT, but last time I checked, he was a bit too busy for a startup, perhaps later

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  13. Bull Durham says:

    Interesting Thierry Meyssan article on Fake News, how Obama and NATO and US Military began the process and used Fake News for attempts against Iran, in the Arab Spring and right into the election of Trump.

    This guy is unique among analysts. He is very pro-Trump. He is often anti-US regime. He disagrees on much policy of US military and foreign policy, yet always is pro-Trump. I’ve not been able to figure him out. But his research is excellent. He is worth a read. This is the English translation done by his team, not machine translation.

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  14. Troublemaker10 says:

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  15. Just Scott says:

    “U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told participants in a 20-nation ministerial meeting on North Korea that the United States has already prepared a war plan for the North in case diplomatic efforts fail, a source from one of the countries said Wednesday.”

    “Mattis appealed to the attendees to make progress on the North Korea issue at their meeting on Tuesday, saying that if that meeting did not go well, the United States would next call a defense ministers’ meeting, the source said.”


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  16. georgiafl says:

    I’m disappointed there isn’t a special ‘Mr. Uncongeniality’ award for Jim Acosta.

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      • Convert says:

        Hahaha OMG that is brilliant. Oh man, Twitter, work your magic and fly, fly this one….


      • Guyver1 says:

        Boom! Right on target, Eks!
        And that is exactly why the President ignored Acosta- Psyops!
        Acosta’s ego will not handle it. President Trump will ‘break’ him.
        Just watch.
        Sometime soon, I’m betting Acosta will lose it so badly during a press conference that he will try to assault President Trump.
        The Secret Service is already ready for him- if you noticed, right before President Trump ordered him out, the Secret Service agents fanned out into position behind Acosta. They know it’s coming.
        When it happens, I hope the President says “And keep his coat!” as the Secret Service drags Acosta out (preferably after making him eat carpet and knocking out a few of his teeth.)
        I see ‘prison orange’ in Acosta’s future. 🙂

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    • dogsmaw says:

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    • Guyver1 says:

      Ignoring Acosta is actually a stroke of genius on the President’s part!
      Like telling Acosta he is so insignificant he is not worth even an insult.
      His ego will not handle it (Waaah,waaah, waaah, he ignored me!!!)
      Like the dumb rapper who insulted the President, trying to get a reaction out of him.
      The President ignored him. He is STILL crying, butthurt- “He ignored me!”
      I guess President Trump ‘broke’ him too! 🙂

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  17. adagio54 says:

    Regarding the Fake News Awards, I am listening to Right Side Broadcasting:

    Not much happening…


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  20. rsanchez1990 says:

    💩 Crap Not News 💩

    They’re the big STINKER tonight!


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  23. red6242 says:

    Why no Acosta or Tapper for the Fake News Awards? Why would they be left out?


  24. Pam says:

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  25. alligatriot says:

    Because they were all Fake and no News.
    Better luck next year.

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  26. sunnydaze says:

    CEO of ScotteVest just trashed his company by insulting his customers. Posted on FB that he advertises on Fox because their viewers are stupid and will believe anything.

    The message is removed but people have screenshots in the replies on twitter.

    LOL. Tanks his own company and calls OTHER people stupid?!.

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. ray76 says:

    The “s*hole controversy” is a case study in fake news.

    First comes the misquote – Trump said Norway and Asia (1). Including Asia doesn’t support CNN’s preconceived notions (to put it charitably, CNN’s longstanding agenda is abundantly apparent) so Asia will be ignored.

    CNN’s tirades claim Trump wants only “white people from Norway” (2) This is repeated for days.

    Several days later after a press event with Trump and the Kazakh president is concluded and people are being asked to leave, CNN’s Acosta hectors Trump, “Just Caucasian or white countries, sir?” (3)

    CNN then breathlessly reports how their reported was “blocked” (4)

    And CNN wonders why they’re called “fake”? Why they’re held in such low regard?

    * start by misquoting
    * run with the partial quote, generate misimpressions
    * rudely query the President with your false premises
    * report how you’ve been “blocked from doing your job”, compare to “less democratic countries” – a bogus claim used to generate a new controversy
    * lather, rinse, repeat

    If they’re not going to act like journalists but instead act like deceitful, rude, adolescents, they should have their White House press credentials revoked.

    (1) https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-tense-profane-white-house-meeting-on-immigration/2018/01/15/13e79fa4-fa1e-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html

    (2) http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/opinions/trump-has-gone-from-dog-whistle-bigotry-to-megaphone-prejudice-opinion-dantonio/index.html

    (3) http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/16/out-trump-orders-cnn-star-jim-acosta-to-leave-oval-office-after-reporter-s-newest-outburst.html

    (4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NTygm015mg


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