Donald Trump “The Change Agent”…

Here’s an example why POTUS Trump can be trusted as a change agent on the most important big picture item for the U.S., the economics.  He has held these exact same positions on trade and economics for decades.  Buried inside this 2011 speech you will find the nucleus of CTH support for Donald Trump from the moment he made the announcement.

Back in April 2011 businessman Donald Trump delivered direct and salty remarks to an audience in Las Vegas. The speech was during a period when Donald Trump was contemplating a run for the presidency in 2012. Barron was four-years-old.  The speech was about U.S. economics, poor decision making by U.S. policy makers, and the perspective of stopping the bleed within the U.S. economy:

That speech was April 2011, this tweet is today, March 3rd, 2018.

Trade and tax policy excerpt with China:

From the Audience – Donald Trump (The Donald) spoke to a crowd in Las Vegas (Treasure Island 2011) in regards to his ideas an what policies he would do if he ran for president of the united states. He had an entertaining and straight forward speech which was riddled with profanity. Many of the people in the audience were approving of his ideas. Have to admit that we are also somewhat approving of some of his ideas. At this moment in time we believe that the United States needs a business man in office to get us out of this hole we keep digging deeper and deeper. Donald discussed issues like, iraq, lybia, iran, oil, and all the ideas he had in regards to solving the issues.

Same 2011 Las Vegas speech in three segments:

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178 Responses to Donald Trump “The Change Agent”…

  1. Mercenary says:

    I wrote a little piece on how protectionism is a very good thing and was actually the historic policy of the Republican and Whig Party, going all the way back to the Founders of our country, if any of you are interested:

    https://criminalsandliars.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/protectionism-is-a-good-thing-and-has-been-the-historic-position-of-the-republican-party/

    Liked by 53 people

  2. Michelle says:

    I don’t understand why people would complain about correcting trade deficits. Do these people think that losing $800 billion a year is a good thing?

    Liked by 30 people

    • Steve in Lewes says:

      The funny thing, as I have been reading other sites to see how much hyperventilating is going on, I get a sense that trade deficits and budget deficits are viewed by the elites as no big thing. The budget deficits have been given lip service by dems/repubs for years and was one of the big reasons for the Tea Party years ago. The last time trade deficits were an issue was the election cycle between Daddy Bush, Perv Clinton, and Perot; that ‘giant sucking sound’ that Perot was always campaigning on. Actually remembering back Perot and Trump are cut from a similar cloth; successful businessmen and they tell you what they feel and not politically correct. I got into a comment discussion with some self proclaimed conservative who claimed that trade deficits did not have any bearing on GDP. When I provided him a source and the formula, he dismissed it and said I didn’t know what I was talking about. I found out later in the exchange that he was a Cruz supporter. Very reminiscent of the discussion with these types during the 2016 primaries.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        Because it is not their money.

        Liked by 17 people

        • donnajeanz says:

          Perhaps they feel, think or believe it grows on trees…what, me worry…

          Liked by 2 people

          • jeff montanye says:

            it leaves the u.s. weaker in that it is more indebted; however the foreigners give us stuff of real value while we give them “dollars,” “treasury bonds,” etc. while it is happening it sure feels like we are getting the better deal. however when the tables turn and the currency is no more what it was, the adjustment is the very hell that such as venezuela and argentina have endured.

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        • Newt Love says:

          They are a stitch in the woven fabric of the economy, with no appreciation of how we are all important in the economy. We all suffer for the mistakes of these bad trade deals.

          MAGA!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        The entire world economy is based on fractional lending/deficit spending.

        The ones who gain (and the ONLY ones who gain) are the bank(st)ers at the top. So when a company or country is in the hole for Billions or Trillions of Dollars, the bankers are the ones “helping” and collecting their fees.

        It’s always been that way. And they are loath to see it change. A country (,company, or person) that is beholden to no one CANNOT BE CONTROLLED by these leeches. Look at the various evil schemes that surround and involve George Satan Soros.

        Get rid of the debit-based economies, and things will improve immensely.

        Except, of course, for the moneygrubbers.

        They’ll have to earn an honest living, for a change…..

        (And no, the money-grubbers are quite diverse: they come from every country and heritage, but share their roots in HELL)…

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          The left uses the “antisemitism” dodge on everything. It’s gotten VERY stale.

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          • CanaCon says:

            Would you care to expand on that?

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          • skaebne says:

            No, the left uses the “racism” and “Nazi” dodge on everything. Obama presided over the largest deficits the country has ever seen (~$1.5 trillion). I hadn’t realized Obama was Jewish or even a supporter of Israel — instead he was obsequiously supportive of Islam.

            China holds the largest share of US debt. To my knowledge, there are no Jews in China.

            Arguably, the leading voice of globalism/progressivism in the world today is Germany. Germany slaughtered 6 million of its own people who were Jewish, and there is no Jewish influence in German politics today.

            I fail to see your point.

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            • Learning says:

              The original poster stater that money grubbing rent seeking is NOT confined to any particular racial/ethnic group.

              BTW
              I don’t buy that the left does not use “antisemitism” as a dodge. . Now that “white” in the MSM is bad and stands for privilege, I have seen Jewish claims that they are “non-white”. Also not the screeching when a Passion of Christ came out. That was Hollyweird.

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              • wolfmoon1776 says:

                Exactly. Thank you.

                The left throws out defensive charges of “anti-semitism” (the DODGE) whenever anything they want to protect is attacked for legitimate reasons. People fall for it all the time. Racism works, too, or Nazism – another code word for racist and antisemite wrapped together. So the point not seen was in fact the same point – they DODGE all the time with this stuff. Accusatory motive as the DODGE to the argument.

                It helps to change up our terms. The left will try to wrap terms like “banker” or “bankster” with “Jewish”, even though there are a gazillion horrifying counterexamples that nobody ever sees, because we don’t burn them properly on the left’s doorstep.

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                • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                  As with many things, there is REAL and there is FAKE. Many who claim to be for/of/with Israel and the Jews are not. Hypocrisy and deceit come in many guises. Romans 3:23

                  23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

                  and, more to my point here, which appears to have been missed (hint: Soros is one of the fakes) Revelation 2:8-9:

                  8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
                  9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

                  and Revelation 3:7-9:

                  7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
                  8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
                  9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

                  The left, here in Germany, are burning everything in sight, in particular emergency vehicles, police cars (and equipment), and entire city blocks of parked cars. They could do with getting burned themselves…

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            • Cuppa Covfefe says:

              There is certainly Jewish influence in German politics today. There is a much, MUCH larger influence from the globalists, who favor the Moslems, and are Anti-Semitic, Anti-Christian, and (for the most part) worshippers of Satan.

              My comment at the end was to avoid bigoted comments; yours shows that I didn’t.

              And, by the way, WWII ended more than SEVENTY years ago. The good guys won
              (OK, the bankers and arms folks won, too, but that’s another story).

              And for the more than 35 years I’ve lived and worked in Germany, I’ve had to endure countless “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea MAXIMA culpa” TV shows, articles, etc., etc., etc.
              And my son, educated in the German school system, had an entire year of history class devoted to the horrors of WWII and the avoidance thereof. He has written a number of papers and presentations on the Christian Resistance in WWII (Bekennende Christen), and is an expert on it. Don’t say the Germans are “all-in” with Merkel and her Globalist, Coudenhove-Kalergi principles.

              And, by the way, there were more than just Jews slaughtered in WWII. Or are you just a “one-issue” person… You’re painting Germans with a really broad brush. You should research more before you judge…

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      • Remember: Heidi Cruz is the CONSUMMATE CONNIVING GLOBALIST PLUNDERER.

        American investment manager at Goldman Sachs (and 2 other investment bakns). She served in the Bush White House as the economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, as the director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department, as Special Assistant to U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick, and as economic policy advisor to George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign.

        From 2005 to 2011 she was an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a member of the Independent Task Force on North America that in 2005 published a report entitled “Building a North American Community.“

        … Yeah that spells the NAFTA FLEECING of AMERICA’s INDUSTRY and JOBS.

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    • Bobby Alley says:

      Because their portfolios are full of global stocks.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Winston says:

      Perhaps you need to understand Triffin’s Paradox and its full connotations
      before saying that’s a good thing.It would be the death of the US dollar as a global
      reserve currency and bring an even greater reduction in US living standards.You cannot
      be the GRC without running huge trade deficits,that how it works.
      Be careful what you wish for,you may well get it and find out you didn’t want it at all.
      Catchy slogans are not critical thinking, and dethroning king dollar is a NWO objective
      in their globalization plans. It was forecast to happen in 2018 by the Economist.(in 1978).
      You are being manipulated;
      Problem=reaction=solution
      Create the problem,to get the reaction,to bring in your desired solution.
      Works every time,so much for your free will.

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      • starfcker says:

        Winston, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that it would be detrimental to look out for ourselves? World trade is a system full of rules and agreements. All Donald Trump wants to do is make sure that those rules and agreements are enforced. Are you saying that enforcing those rules and agreements would collapse the system? Doesn’t say much good for the system, does it?

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        • starfcker says:

          Or are you talking about fractional reserve banking? There are plenty of people out there that think going back to the gold standard would solve all of our problems. They have no idea at all that the reason Nixon took us off the gold standard was there’s not enough gold to back the system that way, and still have a stable currency.

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        • Winston says:

          There’s plenty of gold, but not at the current price.Gold is kryptonite to bankers
          though.Gold has been revalued before, by FDR last time after he confiscated it from
          the public.

          Liked by 2 people

          • jeff montanye says:

            it looks like china wants a basket of currencies including gold. given what currencies in the modern era do, in a few generations or maybe way less that basket will be pretty much based on the value of gold. maybe what might work is fiat currencies (although issued by the government, not borrowed through banks) for transaction purposes and totally decontrolled gold (no naked shorts for starters) for asset preservation purposes.

            https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=friend+of+fofoa+gold&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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          • starfcker says:

            Okay so we’re talking the same language, Winston. As we turn third world countries into functioning economies, expansion of the money supply is a huge part of that. Without that additional liquidity the system can’t function without massive inflation. If there wasn’t a coordinated effort to keep gold at a stable price, no telling how high it would be right now, due to all the money printing around the world in the last 8 years. I’m not saying I necessarily approve, I was just probing your understanding of the situation. Carry on

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          • Newt Love says:

            Milton Friedman proved that if the supply of money is tied to the growth / decrease in an economy’s market basket of goods, then inflation / deflation will be held in check, since money is just another one of the products that make up the “goods and services” in an economy.

            Going back to the Gold Standard for the $ would require gold production to match the growth of the American economy to keep stable prices.

            Inflation is just as bad as deflation. If the gold supply lags the growth in the economy, or becomes fixed at a certain number of Troy ounces, then as the economy grows, each bushel of wheat would be worth less gold, and the scarcity of gold (and gold based currencies) are held static.

            When each product in the market basket trades for fewer $, then the income of each Americans goes down.

            But you guys are much smarter than the Nobel Prize winning Economist, Milton Friedman. Just take over The Federal Reserve, and make all of us wage slaves bow down to the glory of Your Richness and Holiness folks.

            Pardon me if I’m angry at some of the posters on CTH. I’m feeling my 1st Amendment pretty strong today.

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        • Winston says:

          The rules as you put them were dictated to the world by the US at Bretton Woods.
          Everything that’s happened was foreseen at that time but ignored anyway for short term
          gain.
          That system is over and done, and the rest of the world is already sticking forks into it.
          Whether we can move to a new system peacefully is the only question, and history
          says not.This time around(the 7th in history) there are nukes to contend with.
          No it doesn’t say much for the system at all.But this mess is our own creation,not
          done by others to us at all.Much easier to blame others than admit responsibility for
          70 years of our own financial mismanagement and the greed of our bankers.
          You need to look at the big picture and its not pretty.It is cathartic.We must not make
          the same mistakes again by flogging this same dead horse.
          “The issue that has swept down the centuries and will have to be fought sooner or later,
          is the people versus the banks”. Lord Acton,banker and historian.
          PJDT hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson right behind him in the Oval Office.
          He was the last president to fight the bankers and win, I’m sure its just coincidence,not.

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          • Charlotte says:

            It PISSES me off to know this whole thing was set up at Bretton Woods

            The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order is a 2013 non-fiction book by Dr. Benn Steil.

            It covers the 1944 conference that established the architecture of the postwar international monetary system, leading to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the substance of the negotiations, and especially the roles of the key players, most notably the famous British economist John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White, the U.S. Treasury official who led the American negotiating team.[3] The book sheds light on how White got to dominate economic policy and was influential in the postwar economic order.
            Take NOTE of HARRY DEXTER WHITE

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Bretton_Woods

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            • Charlotte says:

              Harry Dexter White-WAS A SOVIET AGENT

              Harry Dexter White (October 9, 1892 – August 16, 1948) was an American economist and senior U.S. Treasury department official. Working closely with the Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., he helped set American financial policy toward the Allies of World War II while at the same time he passed numerous secrets to the Soviet Union.[1] He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, that established the postwar economic order. He dominated the conference and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions over the objections of John Maynard Keynes, the British representative. At Bretton Woods, White was a major architect of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

              White was accused in 1948 of spying for the Soviet Union, which he adamantly denied, and then suddenly died of a heart attack. His guilt was later confirmed by declassified FBI documents related to the interception and decoding of Soviet communications, known as the Venona Project.[2]

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dexter_White

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I think Wilbur Ross knows what he’s doing, and if he’s OK with it, and Trump is too, then so am I.

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      • Lt. Robert Powell says:

        Winston The dollar has been a false commodity since ummm 1934.

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        • Winston says:

          Nixon Shock,1971, and I’d say an extortion racket since then.Sadam and Gadaffi both made the mistake of not wanting to trade in US$ anymore, and examples were made.Candy coat it however you like, but that’s the real reason they both died,no other.

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      • Winston,

        Triffin’s Paradox need not happen. The Federal Reserve can provide sufficient dollars to finance international trade without the U.S. suffering trade deficits. The Federal Reserve just needs to engage in currency swaps with foreign central banks, just as Bernanke did in October 2008. The following is quoted from pages 70-71 of our book “Balanced Trade”:

        “Bernanke’s currency swaps of October 2008 demonstrated the responsibility of the central bank that manages a currency which is used in international trade. As trade grows, it needs to make increasing amounts of its currency available abroad to finance international transactions. There are two ways that enough dollars can build up abroad:

        “1. One Sided Flows. One way occurs when a foreign central bank builds up its dollar reserves without the Federal Reserve building up reserves in that foreign currency. This method causes the dollar to strengthen versus the foreign currency in foreign exchange markets and causes the foreign currency to weaken versus the dollar in foreign exchange markets.

        “2. Two Sided Flows. The other way occurs when two central banks swap each others currencies. This method does not cause any change in the relative value of the two currencies. If foreign central banks do not cooperate with the Federal Reserve, then the Federal Reserve can simply buy the same value of their currency reserves that they buy of our reserves.

        “It is worth emphasizing that two-sided flows provide a solution to the ‘Triffin paradox’ … Two-sided currency flows provide international liquidity without requiring trade imbalances.”

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        • Winston says:

          Another fairytale from our owners.How could anyone believe a private company that’s always wrong, has always been wrong, because all they’re always doing is hiding the truth.
          They make their 6% whatever, which just happens to be the net average profit of
          slave owners in the past,but without the hassles of keeping up the plantation.
          “The best slaves are the ones that think they’re free”.
          and
          “History is a set of lies agreed to”.
          I would think that all CTH readers should be questioning all they’re ASSUMPTIONS about the world by now that they’ve had a glimpse of the reality,but only a glimpse so far.
          The Federal Reserve is the heart of the deep state,nothing else could exist without it,its the source of all the corruption.But they have owners too, and its not us.

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      • Winston is incapable of supporting his assertions.

        No Treeper would be so STUPID as to anoint either him or an Economist writer from 40 years ago as the modern-day Nostradamus.

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      • Blacksmith8 says:

        So exactly WHEN did we become the GRC?
        While we were rebuilding Japan, and all of Europe?
        Any idea what our trade deficit was back then?

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      • Payday says:

        What? If dethroning King Dollar was their goal, and decreasing US deficits were their mechanism to do that, then they’ve set up the entire global system backwards for decades! Why would they do that? It’s illogical and nonsense.

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      • Newt Love says:

        You need to work on your copy and paste skills, so you don’t have so many line-breaks in your posts.
        Just saying . . .

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  3. sundance says:

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  4. Apollo says:

    Praying for him daily! He’s been working on the MAGA agenda for a long time, and now, while the iron is hot, is the critical time for his success–and our nation’s.

    Liked by 23 people

  5. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Reckon those motherf**kers are listening now that he’s President Trump!?

    Liked by 13 people

    • Minnie says:

      ⭐️⭐️⭐️

      Can they hear him now?

      👍

      Liked by 17 people

      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        😉

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        • blind no longer says:

          I love me some TRUMP DOCTRINE!!!! He hasn’t changed one iota. He is the real deal and I love him. That was fantastic and fascinating at the same time, great video choice SD!!!!

          Liked by 6 people

          • New Nonna to be Again!!! says:

            Dear God in Heaven, I want to scream this from the rooftop.

            God, I LOVE THIS MAN! ❤️🦁❤️

            This post (video) is salve to my soul, Sundance. Coming daily to the Treehouse gives me truth of what the heck is going on in the world, mostly in our country, in the hearts of men and women of influence and it gets to be too much for me sometimes.

            Watching our incredible Lion talk at this event in a pre-presidential run, saying the same thing he did and still does, just brightens my day and renews my hope for America. Thank you, Sir. You are a blessing from God to your country and countrymen.

            Love you beyond words, Mr President. God bless you. 🙏

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    • starfcker says:

      A little clip from a piece by the Z-man titled “Reality Returns.” “The real fear is that decades of hard work to de-legitimize open debate about trade policy is being undone.”

      Liked by 3 people

  6. Ozark says:

    Yep,

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  7. Donna in Oregon says:

    Free and Fair trade is not protectionism. It’s reciprocal.

    Math is not that hard.

    CNBC etal. should broadcast exclusively in Europe/Shanghai, where they belong.

    Liked by 23 people

    • Minnie says:

      ⭐️⭐️⭐️

      Liked by 3 people

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      No thanks. We have our own YSM. Worse, we have to pay €18.00 per month to fund it or they’ll wheel-lock our cars!!!!!

      Only exceptions are blind AND deaf. Either one alone, one still has to pay…

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    • Winston says:

      Are you serious ?
      We print dollars at will and the rest of the world give us real things in exchange for
      effectively nothing,nowadays there isn’t even ink and paper cost to us for those real things.
      Free and Fair trade would hurt us the most.You are cheering on your own destruction
      like some suicidal death cultist asking for more Koolaide in Jonestown.
      Our standard of living would drop to bad third world overnight if you got what you’re asking for.

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  8. MGBSE says:

    … The Chamber of Commerce, RINOS, democrats & Soros types LOVE it…they are getting filthy rich at the expense of American jobs and tax dollars!!!

    Liked by 14 people

  9. wheatietoo says:

    Change you can believe in! …Yes We Can!
    😀

    Liked by 10 people

  10. thedoc00 says:

    Keep in mind the perfect system to the ‘financial” side of Wall Street is goods made cheaply off shore and shipped via NAFTA to US based services for sale to US hamburger flipping laborers. There would NOT be a large skilled middle class in the US with jobs having growth potential. We still have a financial community willing to put the democrats back in charge as well as keep them in charge) to perpetuate this system of economics.

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Yes, our country has become Coffee Pullers, Hamburg Flippers and retail sellers. No real skill set! Plus 50% our children have to move over seas to get a real job, all the while they bring third world workers here. 🙄 We’ve lost Trillions over decades because of their stupid multi Country trade deals. Destroyed communities all while doing it.

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    • brh82 says:

      When you consider the size of the forces who are for Globalism, essentially, there aren’t going to be enough burger flippers to serve them, so they will have to start figuring out a way to thin the ranks of the Elite. Ah, so glad I am for the 2nd amendment and the Globalists aren’t!

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  11. Minnie says:

    God bless our Sovereign America 🇺🇸
    God bless President Donald J. Trump 🙏

    A man of his word – says what he means and means what he says.

    With absolutely no room for ambiguity.

    Thank you, Sundance.

    We are blessed ❤️

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  12. StanH says:

    Love our president…the lion.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Bendix says:

    I remember Romney running for president, and he just had to start talking about “the dignity of work”, in relation to welfare mothers.
    I wanted to holler at him, “What JOB?”
    Nothing dignified about part-time, random hours, minimum wage work where you can never, ever, get ahead, no matter how hard you try.
    I don’t think he was even aware that this is what so many Americans were looking at.
    Almost as if he were trying to lose.
    President Trump is a gift from God to such people, and to all of us.

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    • Little Annie’s Fannie says:

      And Obama raved about the number of Americans with a job. Well, 20 hours a week as a window teller at Mickey D’s Is not a living. Yes, it is a job but not a living.
      He may have been the best President at “turning” a phrase—if you like your doctor, not embarrassed by any scandals, lowest unemployment, and on and on. Some truth in the statements but would never cut it in a court (the truth, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING but the truth). Uh, NO!!

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    • Little Annie’s Fannie says:

      And Obama raved about the number of Americans with a job. Well, 20 hours a week as a window teller at Mickey D’s Is not a living. Yes, it is a job but not a living.
      He may have been the best President at “turning” a phrase—if you like your doctor, not embarrassed by any scandals, lowest unemployment, and on and on. Some truth in the statements but would never cut it in a court (the truth, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING but the truth). Uh, NO!!

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    • Romney is a ROBBER BARON who DESTROYED COUNTLESS AMERICAN JOBS.

      He headed up Bain & Company: PURE GLOBALIST PREDATORS.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      They all conveniently glossed over the fact that not only did Obamacare destroy our healthcare, but it destroyed the U.S. job market. Employers quickly converted as much as possible to part-time job hires, 29 hr/wk jobs to avoid having to pay health insurance benefits. People who had been part-time before, let’s say, 38 hrs/wk had their hours cut, and people had to get two part-time jobs to make ends meet; had no healthcare, and ordered by the government to purchase horrible insurance plans which one couldn’t afford and were useless because of the deductibles.

      If there was ever anything more criminal than what was done to the people with Obamacare – I don’t know it. But the ripple effect reached all aspects of our lives and destroyed everything in its path.

      Obamacare was a criminal enterprise enacted against the American people. The effects are still ongoing. That law must get off the books.

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      • Newt Love says:

        I was a 1099 subcontractor for a long time, paying about $600 / month for a $1K deductible health plan for my wife and I.

        ObamaCare canceled my insurance. I went to a “Bronze plan” that cost $1800 / month with a $10K deductible. That deductible meant that until I spent $10,000 of my own money, I would have no help from ObamaCare.

        I live in Annapolis, MD where the city government figured out that they could make money from Section 8 housing projects. Annapolis has one of the highest per capita levels of Section 8 housing to homes and apartments in the US.

        Welfare recipients are charged $45 / month to get an ObamaCare Gold Plan with $0 deductible.

        How is it fair that I must pay a HUGE premium for NO HEALTHCARE when people who pay NO TAXES get their Gold Plan healthcare for almost nothing?

        Because Annapolis and Maryland and Obama reward the Welfare folks with free healthcare and free cellphones (and more), and in turn those Welfare folks vote (D) Party to keep their 100% free-time and NO TAXES lifestyle going.

        BTW, Maryland has 2.3 registered (D) voters for every (R) voter, and we (I) voters are even less relevant.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Until and unless they make welfare benefits less attractive, this continues. The average welfare recipient gets near $60,000 a year in benefits, adding up housing, medical, food stamps, monetary support, etc. It’s more than the average person makes. So why take a job if the government is going to give you everything – tax free?

          Obama, and Congress, perpetrated the most evil thing on this country in its history.

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        • blind no longer says:

          Amen, amen and Amen Newt!!

          Liked by 2 people

  14. anthohmy says:

    Steele China Steele China, why does that ring a bell?

    Liked by 1 person

    • angieunderground says:

      also China steal China steal. I was thinking that our POTUS Trump should emphasize that sanctions against China’s economic skullduggery is probably the only effective non-military way to get North Korea to give up its nukes, but after the warm reception Kim’s creepazoid sister got at the Olympics from our MSM, it would probably just add to the number of tariff detractors.

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  15. FL_GUY says:

    The reason that the elitists and globullists hate President Trump is that he represents the American Dream; his great success from being a genius, taking serious financial risks and overcoming adversity is a role model as American as apple pie.

    For the longest time, the elitists in the USA have wanted to turn our country into Europe. In Europe, the Elitists still rule like royalty and the peasants know their place. However, too many people are affluent in the USA. So, the elitists have taken on a multi-decade program of destroying the quality of living of We the People in every category. Hell, they don’t even like us having ice or an AC (punitive and unnecessary refrigerant rules originating from “international” agreements). Only elitists are suppose to be comfortable, only elitists are suppose to be well fed, only elitists are suppose to travel where ever they desire. The thought of me and the family jumping in the car and driving across the country to where ever we desire sends them up the wall. The peasants are suppose to be SERVANTS to them; stuck in one location, always on call for THEY PLEASURE.

    Over in Europe, the elitists tell the people that being raped and murdered is just something they have to endure. The serfs take it. What the elitists, many of whom are stupid and ignorant (JMHO from observation), seem too dense to understand is that the people who came in the early days of the USA opted out of the serf life. America was the land of opportunity and many dirt poor individuals, such as Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, etc. availed themselves of these opportunities and became wealthy. People such as Eli Whitney and Cyrus McCormick, just regular old peasants such as myself, became wealthy due to their inventions. Unfortunately, the descendants of the elitists forgot where the family money originated because it was always there for them and worked to create a Euro-style social class that is alien to the USA.

    If you ever have the amazing opportunity to be in the presence of President Trump, you will find that this genuine genius, this self-made billionaire does not put on airs; he is part of We the People and the best role model of the American Dream. President Trump IS the American Dream and that is why he is bringing back dreaming to We the People.

    The elitists, the modern day royals, want us in poverty. They want us cold in the winter and hot in the summer. They want us to be hungry. They want us to be trapped in one location for our entire lives. President Trump is working to free us from economic slavery, the elitists and media-rats do not like this at all; IMHO, President Trump is the most important President for the survival of the USA since George Washington.

    We need to demand that the witch hunt against President Trump and his family END NOW!

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    • Cliff Indiana says:

      What are the syllables to service? Serve US! Ironic, no?

      Liked by 3 people

    • brh82 says:

      “Demand” how? Please be specific, Fl GUY. Not a soul here would disagree with you, I suspect, but where, to whom and how do we “demand”? Other than in the voting booth, I don’t think we are allowed to “demand” anything at all.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Not true. Every Senator and Representative has a telephone and an email. Don’t stop flooding them with Demands until they acknowledge and act accordingly.

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        • brh82 says:

          Yes every Congressman has a phone and e-mail but if you had used that route yourself you would have found the ONLY ones to whom you have access are the ones in your own District. I’ve tried several.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Yes I have written several letters to my Congressional reps and Senators. Yes they only will hear from constituents but that is what we can actually do. It’s better than doing nothing, even if only marginally so.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Well said! Europe class system — unrelenting — is why so many courageous souls came to the U.S.

      They, our ancestors, were made of feisty stuff — and we had brilliant leaders for the most part. One is at the top right now. MAGA

      An aside. What country did the “founder” of marxism come from? No wonder the Europeans hardly stand a chance.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Notice, too that Marx and most of his ilk came from privileged
        surroundings. Currently, Anti Fa seems to recruit mainly from
        deluded , mainly affluent kids who go to “only the best” colleges.

        Nothing worse for society at large then having someone who’s
        always had someone else paying their way make the decisions
        for all. Dangerous.

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  16. Ono says:

    Great thread Sundance!

    Those of little faith are now witness to a builder designing a masterpiece…years ago

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  17. fedback says:

    Theresa May delivered an important speech on brexit the other day. She used the term ‘reciprocal trade’. And ‘fair trade
    Wonder where she got that expression from

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  18. evergreen says:

    “Free trade” as practiced in recent decades is not free. For example, if a widget maker in AZ supplies widgets reliably and is well received in the market, and a competitor sends its factory across the border to arbitrage the wage and regulatory difference, the competitor will edge out the AZ company in due course, as consumers buy the markedly lower cost widgets.

    The AZ company would have to respond accordingly in order to remain in business. If its employees offered to take the pay equivalent to south of the border, the Feds would disallow it (Minimum Wage law). It would be illegal for an American to remain in employment. How’s that for betwixt a rock and a hard place?

    So, an offshore product comes back to AZ for sale in the market, but it avoided US wage rates, US taxes, employee benefits, and US OSHA and EPA regulations (all capital and expense intensive). Why not require that those costs be borne by the offshore manufacturer in the form of tariffs? The AZ company had to carry those burdens in order to bring a product to US market, so it ought to be reasonable to expect its competitor to do likewise.

    As to “rising costs”, they would be returning to their original levels. Note that they dropped for the period of time that the US was being disemboweled of its manufacturing infrastructure.

    I used to be a conservative who believed the lowest cost of production theory. It’s a great theory, but it does an end run around one critical detail: the U.S. Constitution.

    The Constitution sets us apart from all others. It defines who we are and who we live. Our laws are set up around the Bill of Rights and adjudicated in the best judicial system. It establishes a high quality of life, with order, property rights, and the citizens exercise their vote to regulate the lawmakers. It’s a complex system, but it’s our system. If the will of the people is to place a high burden on domestic industry, that’s our call, since we pay for it from our own pockets. If it becomes onerous, we can decide to reduce it. But, it’s OUR call as a nation of voters. By opening the border to free passage of goods produced outside of our regulatory apparatus yet marketable we create a large gap where any American entity by law is NOT allowed to operate, quite effectively legislating away our ability to produce.

    That’s before we get to the topic of illegal labor pouring across the border. Misery and poverty imported, the rule of law ridiculed. It will be the demise of the Constitution if not reversed, because it enables the rise of strongmen and desperate voting classes. Remember, in a lawless setting, the law abiding are held to account while the lawless grow bolder and stronger.

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    • digleigh says:

      Crony capitalism ( public/private partnerships) can be detrimental also, as when the public combines with the private to produce goods or services =socialism…. When a govt. is picking winners or losers, with subsidies, etc. and when a small, private co. has to try to compete with one subsidized, there is no fairness about it! Eventually , the private will go out of business=communism….. Look at the health care…. In Hillarycare, Hill’s buddy Ira Magaziner said ” ( in the 80’s or 90’s)… as the rolls of the private insured go onto the medicaid (govt. ) rolls, eventually private insurance will disappear…( this almost happened with Obamacare, etc….) and will happen with all business if we also do NOT enforce anti-trust and monopoly laws…. We will have Walmart, Amazon, Google, Facebook to rely on…… You have either corporate fascism or socio-communism with this system we now have…. It will fluctuate between big business being more powerful or big government being more powerful…Neither is liberty or freedom!! We need to get back to limited government and morality….. Some forefather said(para) , …our constitution depends on a moral and religious people and not to any other!!”

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      • Sharpshorts says:

        “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. … The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People. … [T]hey may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty. … A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”–John Adams

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    • Blacksmith8 says:

      I”m not sure where you got that ‘we’ stuff kemosabe.
      I never voted for open borders.
      Did you?

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      • evergreen says:

        Not ever. But the conservative philosophy was a friend to dropping barriers to trade, and competition was the word of the age: lowest cost wins. National Review probably preaches it today (I wouldn’t know; I gave up on it not terribly long after Buckley left, and won’t go there since the Never Trump episode).

        But, we are the reins on our representatives, so we deserve collectively what we vote for.

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        • Newt Love says:

          Among friends and equals, free trade is fine.
          When buying from and selling to adversaries and potential enemies, we need to not be “free” in our trades.

          When a country subsidizes a product, or moves out of the US to pay less in wages (and other costs), then the difference should be applied as a tariff on those products coming into the US Market, eliminating the price advantage of the foreign products.

          That’s where I’m at on Trade, and I’m not changing my mind.

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          • blind no longer says:

            I thought about this last night. In my 60 years of being on this earth, I have seen entire communities wiped out for this very reason.

            Where I lived entire communities were built about cotton mills and carpet industries. There were “villages” of small modest houses where everyone lived close to those workplaces, all wiped put by these jobs going overseas for cheaper labor and business costs. Those house/villages are now run down, occupied by foreigners and low income people who are not working. Instead, many chose the social security disability route that grew out of control under Obama. I’m not saying that everybody was not disabled but all weren’t, and it certainly paid more than McDonalds. There weren’t any industries left to find a job in. The only industry that really grew was the medical industry where I live, and that’s another sad fact, Big Pharma and big medical.

            I remember when a DVD player cost 200.00 plus and later you could get for 45.00. Yes, that’s great, things were really cheap, but at what cost to American jobs and American middle class lives. I do think that the Unions also played a large part in the industries downfall. It’s great to negotiate for higher wages and better working conditions, but at some point they were negotiating themselves right out of business in this country. I saw it happen with my own eyes!

            I believe as President Trump does, this time we need to put Americans and America first!!!. We should return to this country what is ours, what we built and provided in innovations, hard work and ideas.

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    • deplorable says:

      “By opening the border to free passage of goods produced outside of our regulatory apparatus yet marketable we create a large gap where any American entity by law is NOT allowed to operate, …”

      That’s exactly as planned by the Chamber of Commerce, multi-national corporations, etc… These so-called free trade treaties (NAFTA, CAFTA, China PNTR, KORUS, TTIP, TPP, …) are actually an end-run around the sovereign laws and regulations of the USA.

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  19. parteagirl says:

    This is just a day or two before the White House Correspondents Dinner where Obama and Seth Meyers ROASTED Donald Trump, who was in attendance. I wonder if this Las Vegas speech is one of the reasons why.

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  20. Oceana Jones says:

    America’s greatest enemy is apathy

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  21. CarolynH says:

    This has Romney buddy Hugh Hewitt unhinged today……. he didn’t think Trump talked about this in the primaries and general election – which only proves Hewitt didn’t actually watch or attend any of his many rallies.

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    • MTeresa says:

      HH is and as much as he tries to hide it, will always be a Never Trumper.

      You can’t trust guys like that.

      Which makes me love and respect this President more than ever. Salty language and all. Those Never Trumpers, those GOPe’s, those RINO’s, were NEVER looking out for you and I. They look polished, they talk polished, but they don’t have, nor have ever had your best interest at heart.

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  22. missilemom says:

    Loved it. Billy Graham yesterday. Trump 2011 in Las Vegas today. Me explaining lemon global production to my 84 year old Mom who is concerned about tariffs on our daily call. Life is complicated and never more interesting!

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  23. kallibella says:

    Love our great president. God bless POTUS Trump and protect him and his family.

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  24. Sporty says:

    At the RSkoop they are unhinged over the tarriffs. It’s fun to bat em around. They think they are the only conservative source.

    Liked by 3 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      Is it just because of my computer configuration or are there no comments to any of the articles on their main page? It says “No Comments” to all.

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    • “Unhinged over the tariffs”.. CNN is a joke as all they have are panels and interviews of leftist heads exploding about ‘anything Trump’. Then they offer 3 hours of human interest with “Africa Today” stories about some fledgling start-up shop in Kenya or the latest emerging guitar player in Nigeria. Riveting, so interesting I can’t miss a minute. That when I switch to a golf tounament in Mexico for something intersting.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Used to read them faithfully – until they became unhinged during the primary and literally lost their minds over Donald Trump. “SooperMexican” (who I had liked) is a rabid NeverTrumper.

      One of many “conservative” sites I deleted from my bookmarks during the campaign – never to return.

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    • Newt Love says:

      The RSkoop is full of RS-poop!
      The Never Trumpers swore that they would take enough “real” Republicans with them to vote for HRC, that Trump would lose.
      Everybody thinks they are the most important pundits.
      Here at CTH, Sundance and the rest of us don’t brag; WE DO.

      Sporty, you are “Right On!”

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    • Newt Love says:

      Is the RS-koop where the RS-chickens roost?

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  25. covfefe999 says:

    I feel kind of stupid saying this but I wasn’t even aware that he was thinking about running on 2012. I ran away from the Dems in 2008 and reluctantly cast my vote for McCain. I did not associate with Republicans at that time, I only knew that the Democrats were horrible people. 🙂 And in 2012 I felt blase. Romney? Sure, OK, whatever, anybody but Obama. I wonder if Trump could have beat Obama. I’m glad he waited until 2016. I’m glad he was able to take out both Clinton and Bush. Massive victory just with that. Thank you everyone who voted for Trump.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      You understood that the communists had take over the Dem Party. No home for real Dems anymore. What ? You were left with McCain and Romney? Give me a break. Almost a fate worse than death — except for Clint Eastwood’s contribution.

      Thank God, President Trump to the rescue for members of both parties and independents, too. MAGA Party.

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    • bkrg2 says:

      need a ‘love’ button for this. basically describes me to a T
      I was blown away by this video – wish I would have saw this 2 years ago! Regardless, I volunteered for 2016 and cast my Trump/Pence vote with great pride.

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  26. parteagirl says:

    My gawd. That was like a steak dinner. And he was so funny too! No wonder the Dems got nervous.

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  27. alliwantissometruth says:

    It’s all about breaking the back of the middle class

    The American middle class is the heart & soul of America. They’re what makes America “America”

    The American middle class is what defines freedom, independence & self reliance. We’re free, not slaves. We don’t kneel, we fight back. We use common sense, not fraudulent utopian ideology

    The American middle class is the last obstacle in the elites way. It’s killing them that they can’t break us. They have the poor under control, & many of the wealthy citizens too blinded by their own comfort zones to understand the true implications of their goals

    Trump understands all this because he’s run in the elites circles. He’s seen & heard it all. He loves money & success, but understands those are rewards for hard work & shouldn’t be used as a tool to rig the game for others

    In other words, President Trump is a wealthy middle class American. He sees what money & power is doing not only to America, but the world as a whole, & he doesn’t like what he sees

    Without the American middle class, the last “revolutionary” spirit in the world, the globalist elite couldn’t be stopped, & Trump knows this

    My God, how we dodged a bullet, How incredibly lucky we are

    When we needed it the most & when we least expected it, a man, someone we never figured to be what he is now, (we weren’t watching. The video shows that) came to the rescue

    Incredible how life works

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    • they call me sweetheart says:

      I agree, it truly is incredible. If I could figure a way to ‘like’ your comment, I would!

      I have looked at everything since the primaries, backwards and forwards and sideways. Yet, when I recall vids like this (and snippets in my own historical brain about DJT,) I haven’t wondered why he won. He was destined to win that day.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Well stated.
      “In other words, President Trump is a wealthy middle class American”, A Blue-Collar Billionaire.

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      • Newt Love says:

        > “…A Blue-Collar Billionaire…”

        Never forget your roots. If you do, you will not be anchored, and will be subject to every wind and tide. If you are rooted, you will stand your ground.
        — American Folk Wisdom

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        • Newt Love says:

          From the Wikipedia:
          “Trump’s ancestors originated from the German village of Kallstadt in the Palatinate on his father’s side, and from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland on his mother’s side. All of his grandparents and his mother were born in Europe.”

          Trump’s family were not rich when they arrived in America. But they were hard working and industrious. Look at where this son of immigrants wound up.

          Donald Trump is America’s Blue Collar Billionaire.
          Barrack Obama is Aamerica’s pretentious no-class wannabee.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Many people don’t realize that the “middle-class” in Europe is actually their government political class. It doesn’t mean what ours means at all. Our middle-class represents a true, independent group of people.

      And no, they’re not going to break us. We’re Americans. Our ancestors came here for freedom and opportunity.

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  28. they call me sweetheart says:

    There’s something about consistency of mind that warms the heart. It shows consistency of the heart.

    Thank you, POTUS, for that consistency trait for decades, few have it, least of all any politicians.

    It’s one of many reasons I’ve supported your candidacy and now Presidency!

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Truth, boldly and plainly spoken, and common sense resonates with the Spirit of The American People. That is Donald J. Trump’s appeal.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. missilemom says:

    China and Russia puffed chests this past week are in reaction to Trump’s challenge to their money.
    Time to dump the tea in the Boston harbor.

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  30. georgiafl says:

    You can bet your last dollar, Ø had already begun warrantless surveillance on DJT and family.

    There was a dramatic rise in warrantless surveillance during the O years.

    https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/new-justice-department-documents-show-huge-increase-warrantless-electronic?redirect=blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/new-justice-department-documents-show-huge-increase

    O made warrantless surveillance easier by law.

    Obama increased access for warrantless data gathering:
    2017
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/obama-us-intelligence-greater-access-warrantless-data-foreign-targets

    Ø is still trying to usurp power.

    I pray he and Hillary get their just desserts and soon.

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    • PS says:

      Exactly. As I have said at the dinner table, and several times here, you don’t try to catch the biggest fish first, you start small and work your way up. I state they were bold enough to spy on a presidential candidate in 2016 because they already did it in 2012, or the had been practicing on spying on Congress for a couple years. I think it is not coincidental that incumbent reelection is 97%.

      https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/reelect.php

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  31. Mike diamond says:

    President Trump is doing a great job! He cares about our country ! It drives the swamp dwellers crazy! He is by far the best we have had !

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  32. Daniel says:

    This is the kind of thing I share with the Democrats around me. They are already liking the lower unemployment better. They are liking the lower taxes they are paying. I “agree” with them that Trump isn’t the most “flavorless” president we’ve ever seen, but the policy differences are improving lives — specifically, their lives. Lower unemployment means fewer people on welfare and more happy and proud people… more happy and proud people is lower crime. (Do you know any happy and proud people who are also criminals? not many I’ll bet!)

    At the end of the day, it’s policies and the proper implementation of law which make the difference. Theatrics and emotional games are the tools of the Democrats and the media but they do not have any lasting affect on the economy.

    Talk to your Democrat friends and associates. Agree with them on some things. Speak to them of things they have to agree with as well. Leave out anything you already know about which there will be disagreement. Before long, you’ve got a positive discussion about the results of this president’s first year and an understanding that policies and following the law make all of the difference and not emotional theatrics of the media.

    We saw strength among the “Trump-Democrat voters” and I expect there will be even MORE Trump-Democrat voters as things continue. Trump’s approval rating is actually VERY high right now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Blacksmith8 says:

      Wet blanket warning! sorry

      the lib/prog/dhimms around my office all really liked the clinton tax cuts. You remember those right? me either

      They loved the rising economy with obysmal. WHAT?

      And oh the unemployment was the lowest evah.

      Can you spell brain washed?

      I take enough meds now. I don’t need to add to the list.

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  33. paulraven1 says:

    2011? He said pretty much the same thing in 1989 on the David Letterman show.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Yep. His message hasn’t changed for decades because the Dem’s and GOPe and screw-the-American-citizen tactics haven’t changed either. Now it’s changing!!

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  34. When they argue against America First. They are arguing for Service Economy

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  35. Service Economy equal Servant Economy.

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  36. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Perhaps, in the end, we can categorize ourselves into to two simple categories:
    1) Those who want to have an Alpha male as the leader of their country.
    2) Those who want to have a pussie as the leader of their country.

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  37. AH_C says:

    Just goes to show, if nothing else, Trump has been consistent about MAGA.

    MAGA,

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  38. Sean Supsky says:

    Whomever holds your debt, they are your master.

    President Trump wants this country to be independent and free. We are after all, a Sovereign Nation, are we not?

    For too long, the people of this great nation have been under the yoke of slavery of the globalists, the evil forces on this planet. It’s not just about economic freedom, rather it is about having control of our nation, of our lives once again.

    Looking at various posts and comments on media outlets such as blogs, twitter, facebook, etc., the comments are hateful and disgusting whenever it is pointed out that President Trump is fixing the nation by addressing the trade issues, for putting America first, for doing the job that he was voted in to do.

    The points that sundance has listed in other articles that he has written, such as manufacturing, trade and deficit, tariffs, etc., have been right on the money, so to speak. He wrote an excellent article using his example of lemons. It was a clear succulent picture of what the globalists have attempted to do by enslaving the population of the planet.

    Here is a link to one of sundance’s articles, the latest one on the economy, of which I reference:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/02/the-myth-of-global-markets-explains-why-the-dc-uniparty-view-potus-trump-as-a-risk-to-their-world-order/

    Also as he has pointed out, when America has economic freedom, that helps the rest of the world fight for their independence and sovereignty as well. To that end, there is a benefit to everyone, even the ones that hue and cry over the policies being enacted.

    Is it any wonder then why the rest of the (liberal) world is fighting so hard against our President and us, his supporters?

    Once we have established our economic freedom, that is, once we become our own masters, we will have the necessary tools to fight against our enemies, and have the ability to assist others in creating their own freedoms.

    With economic freedom comes the freedom of choice. As a whole, we are a nation of people that care about others, that want to see others succeed, to help others learn the tools that will help them to succeed. No, I am not talking about handouts, rather I speak of leading the way to a better future for others by example.

    We will help out brother or sister in need, not enable them.

    The past presidencies have been about giving away our finances, our freedoms, and enabling those that will not help themselves. It’s like having a bratty child and trying to appease their behavior, you’ve already lost because you gave in to their demands on their terms. You have given away your authority, even though you are the parent, you’ve become the enabler and encouraged the bratty behavior.

    President Trump is being the stern parent, the strong parent, the authority figure that this nation needs to grow, to become independent and free.

    The economy is not just about money. It’s about freedom.

    Whomever holds your debt, they are your master.

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  39. Newt Love says:

    The Economic principle of “the money multiplier effect” is that for every new dollar that enters a local economy, there is a bigger impact on there than just the dollars. In a local economy (a small town), it actually gives that community a $2.35 (or so) benefit.

    How? Let’s say that a manufacturer decides to build a new factory in the US. My favorite is the (just announced last week) “JetStream” travel trailer Company will build a new factory in Ohio, that will employ 200 people. (Let’s jump past the local jobs to build the plant, and focus on the production jobs.) Those 200 people, who may have been unemployed (or under-employed) and will earn new money that had not been in that town before.

    Each of those 200 with new / increased paychecks might buy something that they had wanted, but had put off, like a new car. Maybe they add a little little entertainment to their budget. Maybe they buy some steaks on occasion instead of hamburger.

    Each of those new $ spent at the grocer, car dealer, movie theater, will be an increase to those businesses. The folks at those businesses will spend their increased revenues, and those folks will spend . . .

    By the time that a new $ is finished being spent and respent locally, and goes to other regions and states, the local economy will receive a $2.35 (or whatever the local money multiplier effect is). Everyone in that small Ohio economy will feel “a rising tide that lifts all boats.”

    Each new $ increase in people’s paychecks are locally increased by “the money multiplier effect.”
    What about those “Pelosi Crumbs” bonuses?
    Same thing!
    Life is real good now! Keep it going, President Trump!

    Since people tend to vote their “pocketbooks,” the 2018 Mid-Terms should defy historical trends, where the party in power loses seats. That is because those historical patterns happened under “business as usual politics.” Now, under President Trump, IT IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL!

    MAGA by giving President Trump 10 more (R) Senators, and 25 more (R) House Members in 2018!

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  40. 6x47 says:

    It goes back even further than 2011 – Donald Trump has been saying pretty much exactly the same thing on this subject for 30-40 years. In the 1980’s, only difference was Japan not China.

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  41. 6x47 says:

    Notice how some market distortions are good, and no amount of cost to consumers is too much.

    Green energy/environment: Taxes and regulations drive entire industries out of business, and taxpayers subsidize boondoggles to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. “It for the greater good”.

    National security/America first: A modest retaliatory tariff to offset foreign cheating, “Muh free trade!”

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  42. luke says:

    Did anyone ever see the Roast of DT on Comedy Central? I think it was 2012. I never really cared much for DT up to that point. I remember how Trump would go on MSNBC and criticize GW for the Iraq war in 03. It used to piss me off, that’s how I knew DT was always against it and he was telling the truth when he said that he was not in favor of the Iraq Invasion. Those comedians on Comedy Central are/were ruthless, but he took it like a champ. I haven’t ever heard many people talk about it and looking back it showed me that he can take the heat. I know it was a comedy skit but I came away from that show liking him for the 1st time.

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  43. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    This just shows how terrible a person Romney is. Instead of running in 2012 Trump endorses Romney because the GOP said it was his turn and look how Romney treats Trump.

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  44. fred5678 says:

    Back in the mid 60’s, when I was in college, a friend suggested we hitchhike through Europe for the summer. I told him I couldn’t afford it (the German mark was 25 cents then), and a popular book was “Europe on $5 a Day”. He said, “You’ll never be able to afford it more, because you’re losing only $400 in wages from your job this summer.” I should have listened to him.

    For a country to maintain its relative standard of living, a country has to MAKE STUFF and EXPORT IT!!!!.

    PS — Be aware of THIS also: In 1950’s France was first to have a VAT. It got an exemption from GATT for calculating fair trade. Now 145 countries have a VAT and enjoy a trade advantage versus USA.

    “Many politicians and economists in the United States consider VAT taxation on US goods and VAT rebates for goods from other countries to be unfair practice. E.g. the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition claims that any rebates or special taxes on imported goods should not be allowed by the rules of the World Trade Organisation. AMTAC claims that so-called “border tax disadvantage” is the greatest contributing factor to the $5.8 trillion US current account deficit for the decade of the 2000s, and estimated this disadvantage to US producers and service providers to be $518 billion in 2008 alone.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax#Trade_criticism

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  45. L. E. Joiner says:

    Looks like many here are missing the real point of the steel and aluminum tariffs:
    National Security.

    China’s production capacity and military are growing by leaps and bounds. China now has the second largest economy in the world, after the United States. China is now moving to expand its influence and control over the western Pacific.

    China makes 10 times as much steel as the United States does:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_steel_production

    China makes 37 times (!) as much aluminum as the United States does:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_aluminium_production

    We cannot allow the industrial capacity of the United States to shrink any further. Placing tariffs on strategic commodities like imported steel and aluminum will help to resurrect it. That is the real point.

    If you’re worried about your stocks, invest in American steel and aluminum.

    /LEJ WalkingCreekWorld.wordpress.com

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  46. bkrg2 says:

    This is a MUST WATCH video. It’s an “uncensored” Trump rally!
    Awesome to hear him talk about a range of topics with no fear (and plenty of color commentary).

    I know many Treeper take offense to “salty” language. It’s used for maximum effect, so I would encourage you to listen.

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  47. Donna in Oregon says:

    Just want to say fabulous article Sundance. This is why President Donald J. Trump is a political movement. Clarity and purpose are MAGA.

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