President Trump’s Economic Approach Toward National Security Wins – U.S. Media Ignore…

It must be pointed out; it is up to us to do so. The corporate media are hopelessly deficient in their coverage and explanations of how strategic objectives for national security are being delivered through a geopolitical Trump Doctrine via economic leverage. The results are stunningly effective, yet few have noticed and even fewer seem willing to articulate; perhaps their inability is because they simply just don’t get it.

It must be said, the U.S. is a long way from success in the goal of a denuclearized Korean peninsular; however, where we are today is closer to achieving that goal than ever before. And ultimately where we are is entirely because of President Trump’s strategic economic approach toward national security.  The U.S., heck the entire world, is positioned for a BIGLY security victory; and the anti-Trump media apparatchik continues to ignore how we got here.

What President Trump was able to do with the approach he took with North Korea is jaw-droppingly smart. Stunningly so.  Economic leverage works.  We have been led by “stupid people” who never applied economic leverage in a way that would ultimately matter to secure the best interests of the United States.

President Trump and his team did.  And they are winning… and as a consequence, we are winning…. and the ‘Deep State’ institutions along with their media cohorts are desperate to stop the American electorate from seeing and understanding the path to victory.

The professional global policy think-tanks will never give President Trump credit for securing a national security victory, via strategic policy initiatives that are fundamentally against the 50+ year worldview of U.S. foreign policy “experts”, ie. elites.

President Trump, his strategic economic policy and national security team has done something every think tank said was impossible.  Look at the narrative from the pundits and policy officials in the past year.  At the beginning of 2017 the ‘experts‘ all said China and Russia would be thorns in the Trump approach toward North Korea and they could not be moved.  In essence, they said President Trump would  never succeed.

But Trump did succeed.

Bigly.

“The impossible is just the starting point”.

What CTH wants to emphasize here is how the ‘Deep State’, and their media co-horts, are positioned against the Trump administration, and by extension against the America people, regardless of the scale of accomplishment – no matter what.  Bastards.

Again, for emphasis, here’s how President Trump did it. Here’s how Trump pulled it off:

♦ First, any review of the enhanced sanctions against N-Korea should be incorporated with the larger issue of policy toward the DPRK’s enabler, China.  From the outset President Trump, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Ross positioned a severely consequential trade reset between the U.S. and China.

♦Second: The enhanced U.S. energy export initiatives, in conjunction with lower oil prices, an outcome of U.S. energy policy and a mutually beneficial relationship between President Trump and Arab states in the GCC, severely weakened the economic position of Russia.

Russia’s energy export economy is dependent on energy prices remaining high. President Trump brilliantly worked the geopolitical economic relationships to leverage influence over a large portion of the Russian economy.

♦Third: By focusing on the utilization of economic influence over Russia and China, President Trump set the stage for U.S. led United Nations sanctions that would isolate Kim Jong-Un and cut off his previously utilized financial escape routes.

♦Fourth: While no-one was paying attention to the real end-goal; President Trump instructed Defense Secretary James Mattis to send the largest ever U.S. naval fleet into Southeast Asia in preparation for a naval blockade around North Korea.  The U.S. military is not the leverage, the military helps create leverage. The leverage itself is economic. Financial interests are always the best leverage to use because inherent within the fundamental principles of economics is “self-interest”.

Each of these four elements was independent; each of these moves was a long-term strategy; each of these four elements built upon the step that preceded it.  When we combine these four strategic points we discover the leverage President Trump created (economic), and the enforcement mechanism he deployed to ensure success (sanctions).

President Trump began by creating a situation where China and Russia’s best economic interests were enmeshed with supporting U.S. sanctions against the DPRK.  The Bear (Russia) and Red Dragon (China) were drawn into an economic battle space controlled by entirely the Eagle (Trump-USA).

We have often noted that President Trump is seemingly one man, yet he finds a way to surround multiple enemies simultaneously.  China, Russia and North Korea is one such visible example.

Ultimately President Trump offered a ‘better’ trade outcome (definitions variable, yet all defined by him) for China if they complied with Nikki Haley’s sanctions. Similarly President Trump positioned negotiations with Russia on ‘better’ or “more favorable’ terms (again, definitions variable) for U.S. energy shipments to Eastern Europe, if Russia complied with Nikki Haley’s sanctions.

You might remember President Trump visited Poland and the Three Seas Summit (Baltic, Black and Adriatic Sea States), on the sideline of his engagements with France (Emmanuel Macron) and the G20 members.  President Trump and Wilbur Ross established economic relationships and agreements for energy export between the U.S. and Eastern Europe.  In essence, Russia’s exploitative energy influence over the EU was diminished.

Immediately after taking office President Trump began establishing a positive relationship between his administration and the Mid-East Gulf Cooperation Council.  This set the cornerstone for the larger geo-strategic economics.  Add the EU positioning to the relationship with Trump and the GCC and you see the leverage needed over Russia on issues unrelated to the EU, vis-a-vis North Korea.  Trump’s foresight on this was incredible.

The Outcome – China and Russia holstered their U.N. Security Council veto power, and actually supported sanctions against N-Korea because it was in their economic interests not to oppose the U.S. led sanctions. Brilliant strategy.

 

To complement the August 2017 U.N. sanctions, in September President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin structured an executive order in such a way that the downstream consequences from any economic engagement with the DPRK effectively cuts off that entity or nation from engaging in ANY commerce or economic activity with the United States.  The result was immediate:  Beijing took action with their central bank instructions and told all institutions to stop engaging in any financial transactions with North Korea.

Five days later President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin used the newly constructed sanctions authority to punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad.

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions {deep dive} relied on the executive order President Trump signed to target North Korea’s access to the international banking system. The Trump/Mnuchin action came as as a separate outcome from the United Nations sanctions package targeting North Korea.

When it comes to the use of economic leverage to create U.S. national security outcomes, well, we are learning at the knee of an economic master player. The media will now do everything they can to stop people from realizing how effective President Trump is…

…”complicated business folks,…. complicated business”…

 

 

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157 Responses to President Trump’s Economic Approach Toward National Security Wins – U.S. Media Ignore…

  1. PDJT – a “master” at work. Too bad he’s having to go it alone. Thanks for nothing Mitch.

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    • The Boss says:

      President Trump is a High IQ individual. Hence his many accomplishments while the Eunuch Party inhabitants of Congress make noises about doing things they really can’t.

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    • magacombover says:

      PDJT is not alone…..he has us!

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      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        Yes. PDJT has millions of supporters. He is the only one stating what the rest of us are thinking. The corrupt Main Stream Media, the Corrupt .01%- self-important elitists, and their corrupt political puppets, would rather see this country fail, than admit it is they that greased the skids for the decline of America.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        He also has all the talented and brilliant people he has placed in his administration – especially his Cabinet.

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        • snellvillebob says:

          And some are known spies like Gary Cohen is for the Globalists. He allows them to participate to get their opinions and to assure them that there are no secret plots against them.

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          • Critical contribution, Bob.

            Gary’s role would likely include mapping where and how the Globalists could best invest to win in our American Economic Renaissance, beginning with Reindustrialization and the Construction and Supply Chain Management capabilities to accelerate it.

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    • BigJake says:

      #DitchMitch
      #FireRyan

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      • Jan says:

        Thanks for the link. That was eye opening!! I have never understood & I still don’t understand why we’re giving China access to all our technology, the influx of Chinese students at US universities, etc. We have a President who is just starting to change the scenarios; hopefully, it’s not too late. The Clintons would have signed away our present & our future to China for a few million dollars or more to their slush fund had Cankles been elected. We’ll have to figure out who in Congress is getting paid by the Chinese.

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        • Pat Frederick says:

          I don’t understand why the government allows the “birthing centers” in California to basically sell citizenship to the Chinese. These Chinese women fly here to give birth and have their children obtain American birth certificates which they can use later for passports as citizens…After birthing their children, mother and child then return to China–so they do not want to immigrate here. California is just selling citizenship.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          44% of all illegal immigrants, currently, are Chinese.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      He has his wilburines!

      Folkes, the ole’ timers – Mitch, Ryan, RINOs, DEMS, lobbyists – they are no help. They don’t really know how to help. They don’t believe in MAGA. There’s no money in it for them.

      POTUS has the winners he’s needs or he will pick them up in ’18 & ’20. Attrition is the soup of the day. The losers will fall away. We won’t need them. They’ve had their days and left us the worse for it.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Our President has shown his cards and continues to do so!

        This picture SD referenced the other day tells a good chunk of the story:

        We at CTH all knew that the cup salute between Mad Dog and Wilburine was about our President’s Doctrine of combining Economics with National Security. I actually think that many people in the MSM and elsewhere are just plain dumb to realize it. These people are told what to think and say.

        Our President may not get the recognition in the here and now but historians will be talking about everything he accomplished during his 8 years for decades to come.

        I actually think North Korea 🇰🇵 blinked the other day. I also heard Sarah tell the WHORES that our President will not meet with a Rocket 🚀 Man unless there is actual verifiable proof that they started to denuclearize. If you play this out in our President’s favor, there will be no need for the Korean War to continue at the end of it. Our President has the opportunity to finally end the Korean War. 10+ admirations failed where he may ultimately succeed.

        This also will allow our President nearly 6 years to destroy the Mullahs in Iran 🇮🇷! Unlike North Korea 🇰🇵, the people of Iran 🇮🇷 have and will continue to stand up to the government. Our President and his team have laid many seeds in the ME. We have the GCC and Israel 🇮🇱 ready, willing and able when the time comes. They are already confronting Iran 🇮🇷 in Syria 🇸🇾, Lebanon 🇱🇧, Yemen 🇾🇪 and elsewhere.

        The EU will have a decision to make in the near future. Back Iran 🇮🇷 against us or throw the Iran Nuclear Deal where it belongs. Russia 🇷🇺 will also have to decide what is more important. Again this comes back to Tariffs, Trade and Energy.

        There is every possible chance that by the time our FLOTUS and President get into Marine 1 one last time, North Korea 🇰🇵 and Iran 🇮🇷 will be a thing of the past. Asia and the ME are areas that are continuing to takeoff.

        Our President will leave Europe to its own demise. At some point a Trumpism President will have to deal with them!

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        • SpanglishKC says:

          The first time I saw the video I did not catch the very end. His Excellency VSG Trump is very funny… parpharased… “we won’t let him in… he will be standing on the White House grass” referring to Gary Cohn… that’s after calling him a Globalist… LOL

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        • Truly insightful and forward-looking post, Flep!

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        • blass says:

          europe will stand up, but later. East europe is awaken but crushed between EU socialism, ex-kgb-oligarchs and russian imperialism.

          The only country there who is really big enought to push both back is ukraine, but they are needeep in fighting corruption eu-corruption, ukrainian corruption and russian corruption.

          So that’s why trump is needed, to clean the big game so russia and co don’t have enought money to pay the bullies, murderer, propaganda and co in east europe..

          but millions of ukrainians are angry and build companies and learn, learn, learn, learn, learn. especcially from trump…

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      • Bruce Fauth says:

        Sure wish we had a bit of cooperation from Mitch the B*ch and Lyin’ Ryan. Imagine what incredible good could be accomplished with cooperation. But then, the press will do everything in its power as well to keep from giving credit to Trump.

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    • Harry Lime says:

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    • Ausonius says:

      The president seems to be cognizant of the last 40 years, but especially the last 25 years, dominated by Dem presidencies and the hapless, fightless (against Dems at least) G.W. Bush.

      In the past 40-45 years, bad decisions by unions, businesses, and governments (local, state, federal) along with various other trends (e.g. automation) have brought us to the brink.

      One of the worst was the Clinton Administration’s give-aways in the 1990’s, letting greedy companies sell our technology to the Chinese:

      “Putting aside stubborn differences on human rights and democratic reform, President Bill Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin today announced a pact aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and giving China access to U.S. nuclear power plant technology.

      After 2 1/2 hours of talks with the Chinese leader, Clinton told a news conference he intends to certify China as not exporting nuclear technology for weapons development by other countries, a move that also clears the way for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology to the Chinese.

      “This agreement is a win-win-win,” Clinton said. “It serves America’s national security, environmental and economic interests … It is the right thing to do for America.”

      See:

      http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/10/29/china.summit/

      “NO!!!” I screamed at the time. (Imagine Charlton Heston’s cry at the end of Planet of the Apes.) Sure, let’s put aside that China is at heart a Communist slave-state, no matter how capitalistic it might seem to those slavering to make a quick buck at the expense of “free-trading” America into a corner of mediocrity and blackmail.

      See:

      http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/10/29/china.summit/%5Dhttp://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1997/10/29/china.summit/

      And then we had missile technology transfers at the same time when the Pentagon had determined that previous Chinese access to our technology “had increased the accuracy of China’s ballistic missile arsenal” !!! See the article below:

      And then we have the MAObama years, where Shrillary Clinton and the Teach-Racist-America-a-Lesson resident of the White House transferred American military technology to Russia:

      “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in March 2009. Meeting in her hotel’s Salon Panorama in Geneva, she presented him with a small gift box containing a bright red button symbolizing the Obama administration’s desire to “reset” the relationship between the two governments.

      Thus began an effort to transfer American technology to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s own “Silicon Valley,” called Skolkovo. In a report released in late July by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) entitled From Russia With Money, authors Stephen Bannon and Peter Schweitzer reviewed the long sordid history of the technology transfer from companies such as Google, Intel, and Cisco of hi-tech technology with useful military applications. The report quoted warnings from the FBI and the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth that the transfer would work against American interests. Warned the U.S. Army:

      [The “reset” would serve as] a vehicle for world-wide technology transfers to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology.

      It was clearly a “quid pro quo” arrangement: 17 of the 28 companies involved in the technology transfer gave millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation or to Bill Clinton for giving some speeches.”

      See:

      https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/24301-john-podesta-s-payoff-for-helping-hillary-give-american-military-technology-to-russia-s-putin

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      • Bruce Fauth says:

        And of course the problem is that finance and economics are foreign concepts to all the DC swamp. All they know how to do is spend OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. And they aren’t even good at doing that efficiently. Everything they do is only for their own enrichment.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          ↑ Herein lies the evil that has come upon honest, hard working, Christian Americans. SWAMP THANGS SPENDING OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.

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        • G. Combs says:

          Understand that the goal of the European Elite* since the American and French Revolutions was to re-establish a feudal type system with the elite at the top, a thin layer of suck-ups aka bureaucrats and a peasant/serf class. Karl Marx (link) was trained to come up with a method to convince the middle class to become peasants again.

          The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous ‘cash payment.’ It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervor, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.” ― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

          No one bothers to teach the fact that the European bankers came to the USA and installed a central bank (Federal Reserve Act 2013) and then took the gold they skimmed off the American economy AND PAID FOR THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION!!! They even shipped Trotsky from NYC back to Russia and kept Canada from arresting him.

          Therefore American Elite/Banksters have ALWAY been anti-America pro-Communist. This is what so many people miss.

          *banksters, mercantilists & aristocracy

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      • G. Combs says:

        Ausonius BRAVO!

        Another article that sums all that up is Chasing the Dragon Clinton’s China Policy

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  2. Sylvia Avery says:

    Sundance knocks it out of the park AGAIN. PDJT’s approach to geopolitics is frankly mind blowing.

    And of course most of the media won’t report on it unless they can find a way to spin it negatively against the President, but mostly (in my opinion) it is because as Sundance said above “perhaps their inability is because they simply just don’t get it.” I’m convinced that is a large part of the reason. Heck, despite Sundance’s repeated and detailed explanations I only halfway understand it.

    I was really young when President Reagan was elected. While naturally somewhat conservative AND distrustful of the media even then still the relentless media drumbeat of “he’s an idiot and a warmonger” worried me sick. I voted for him, but was scared. What if they were right? And it wasn’t until YEARS later that President Reagan received any credit for ending the USSR through economic warfare, and that was a lot easier to understand.

    What PDJT does is miles and worlds beyond what President Reagan did to the Soviet Union. PDJT is amazing. I know he has picked some tough and brilliant guys to help him, but these are his ideas, his vision. You want to talk about 3D chess? It is all right there in the way he plays the geopolitical economic warfare game. It is just stunning.

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    • Gil says:

      Where do you think China is headed, now that XI is dictator err emperor err lifetime “president?” I think they are scared of POTUS and dont want the same uprising there but at what cost? Is he going to eventually treat them like Mao especially when our economy creates that vast sucking sound from theirs? Or lash out if they have the ability with their military?

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      • appadoo9 says:

        Xi and the global masterminds are in cahoots. Each benefit from each other, now strongly against Our President/us
        What A Man we have in Our President!
        And what a Team he has to support his advance against Our foe!

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      • fleporeblog says:

        This is the EAGLE vs. the DRAGON. The EAGLE has the greatest threat that the Dragon has ever faced. The 301 on Intellectual Property (IP). This action nearly a year ago set the tone between us and China 🇨🇳.

        The Chinese are good & disciplined workers. However, they lack the creativity that we have. If they can’t steal our IP, they are screwed! Plus our President can use the outcome of the 301 to drop tariffs across the board with all Chinese products.

        Don’t forget that India 🇮🇳 is patiently waiting knowing that they would be the one that picks up a large portion of trade with us.

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        • RLC2 says:

          Very good point, exactly the leverage on China we need.
          See also the FBI assessment of corporate espionage and the clear and present danger- why didn’t we get ANYTHING remotely like that in the 8 years of Obama?
          Think who was in State, getting paid…first by bundlers of foreign cash from China- convicted first under Bubba, and obviously again via Silicon Valley, under Obama.

          This is the untold story, and on this Bannon was right. I look forward to more highly insightful and excellent explanation from CTH. The MSM is simply unable to process economics (as its math, and journos are communications majors- no math), nor explain complicated topics, in layman’s terms. Trump, on the other hand is able to do so, and CTH is ahead of the curve explaining it here, deeply and well.

          How you do so much is beyond me, but keep up the good work- my number one place on the innertubz for insight, now.

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        • cozette says:

          I’m watching to see if the 301 on Intellectual Property Rights is used to dismantle the Deep State/CIA Silicon Valley Social Media overlords. That would be hilarious and so veryTrumpian.

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    • Janie M. says:

      Sylvia, he’s had 35+ years to plan his strategy. He watched and waited until it was inevitable his services were needed. Also it doesn’t hurt that he is a genius. Truly, the master.

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    • Yes Yes YES Sylvia ..
      Let me hug you ❤️ 😉

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    • The Boss says:

      Reagan may have accomplished more had he not been forced to take that weakling GHW Bush as a running mate to appease the GOP establishment.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        Ronald Reagan was not suppose to win the nomination. The GOPe did not make the same mistake twice, witness what was done to Ron Paul in the primary in which he competed. DJT was able to hijack the party as an outsider, because he knew a 3rd party candidacy was not a viable option.
        GHW Bush is a New World Order power player. He just appeared tired when it was time to bow out for wonder boy WJC, who was also groomed by the CIA and put on “the short list for the job” according to:

        Argues that Presidents Clinton and Bush are under the influence of the CIA and that the agency worked to insure Clinton’s election

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      • singingsoul says:

        The Boss says:
        “Reagan may have accomplished more had he not been forced to take that weakling GHW Bush as a running mate to appease the GOP establishment.”
        ___________________________________________
        President rump has Pence who never defends him and when he stands next to him he looks as if he is there for a photo and ready to replace POTUS. I see it more and more.
        I think most Presidents have a lesser VP who things he is more.
        Pence did not accomplish much working with the senate to further POTUS agenda. He is friends with the wrong people.

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        • singingsoul says:

          Correction: President Trump. My T seems to stick occasionally .

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        • BobBoxBody says:

          Pence was there to win over Christians and Evangelicals and to soften Trump’s hard edges out. My aunt hated Trump but loved Pence and would have preferred him as POTUS. Don’t know if her opinion has changed, but there my two cents.

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    • missilemom says:

      The fact that POTUS and his amazing team had a plan and implemented it in such short order is mind blowing. I am having a difficult time keeping up with Sundance explaining it.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      The very first time I voted was for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I listened to the man, not the media, even way back then.

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    • Newt Love says:

      > President Trump “has picked some tough and brilliant guys to help him, but these are his ideas, his vision.”

      Well said, Sylvia.
      That made me think about team sports. Sure, you try to get players with great skills, but it takes an awesome coach to put together a game plan and call the shots that lead the team to victory.

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    • Jan Phillips says:

      Yes! Sylvia, I have been searching all over this site to find an article Sundance posted a few weeks ago during the Olympics. It was when the White House announced that Ivanka would be going to the Olympics for the closing ceremonies. Then, they mentioned – almost as an aside – that she would also be meeting with President Moon and his wife while she was there.

      Sundance immediately picked up on that and said that something big was in the making. He said PDJT only sends people he can trust completely when something very important and sensitive is brewing.

      Do you, or anyone here remember that article? I looked under “Ivanka” and “2018” and everything else I could think of! I thought it was amazing and waited to see what was going to happen.

      Thank you, if anyone knows!!

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      Cup tip to Sylvia Avery.

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  3. appadoo9 says:

    8 years, so little time.
    But with that elapse, nation’s directions, and puppet master’s lives will be constrained

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  4. FL_GUY says:

    President Trump is an amazing man. I have a feeling that he has spent most of his life studying to be President; studying past administrations and world history. I also feel he has studied American history and knows exactly what the enemies of We the People are trying to pull. They will be stopped!

    BTW, I agree with President Trump that Chuck Toad is an SOB!

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  5. Peter says:

    Obama to Trump: ‘What magic wand do you have?

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  6. Peter says:

    Obama to Trump: ‘What magic wand do you have?’

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Trump to Obama: “Something you don’t have, a Very Intelligent Genius Brain.”

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    • lumoc1 says:

      In a way it is funny that everybody assigns the human being called Donald Trump his native high intelligence as the reason for his success as a president but nobody seems to appreciate that high intelligence is not sufficient to explain his extraordinary success as throughout history there have been numerous highly intelligent leaders who were still miserable failures.

      What makes President Trump highly successful, in addition to his evident high intelligence, it is his BASIC and UNUSUAL honesty which oozes from every statement he makes and everyone of his actions. It is his undeniable honesty that make people respond to him the way they do during his rallies, vote for him in the numbers they did and continue to support him in spite of the continuous barrage of negative GARBGE from the fake media.

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  7. jeff says:

    THE REVOLUTION WON’T BE TELEVISED

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    • jakee308 says:

      I think it will. On twitter, instagram, snap chat.

      There won’t be some arrogant piss ant suit wearing nimrod claiming they know what’s going on.

      No the civil war will be broadcast by the participants.

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      • cozette says:

        Q has urged people to push #InternetBillofRights and to get everyone to sign the IBOR WH petition. We need 100,000 signatures by April 3rd. Silicon Valley has already begun a purge of all social media to ensure the Democrats win this years elections by silencing alternative voices which led to Trumps victory. Please make this your #1 priority right now in terms of activism.

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    • Wend says:

      Love that! Gil-Scott Heron!

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    • jeff says:

      The TELEVISION is Baghdad Bob reporting on the REVOLUTION

      ” WE HAVE TRUMP SURROUNDED IN HIS MAGA TANKS ”

      It is SUNDANCE , YOU and I reporting on the REVOLUTION

      INSTAGOOGLETWEETFACETUBE are shadow banning our reports.

      I’m on my 3rd Facebook account and twitter locks up my computer when I log in .

      Attempting to restore factory settings on IPAD this am .

      ALL HELL CAN’T STOP US NOW !!

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  8. FofBW says:

    Hitting the forward button . We gotta get the word out!

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  9. appadoo9 says:

    Let’s see how the Stock Market reacts to Todd as the son of a bitch

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    • starfcker says:

      It’s hilarious listen to Chuck Todd talk about raising his kids to respect the President. Does he never watched the loops of his own shows? He’s just a little guy who can’t believe that his soapbox is taking incoming. You weren’t as ready for the big leagues as you thought, huh Chuck?

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  10. billrla says:

    In retaliation for ignorning positive effects of President Trump’s policies, I ignore the media entirely, and invite everyone here to join me. Just stop watching TV news and do not buy any mass-periodicals. Do not visit mass-media web sites. Avoid Goolag, Fakebook, Twaddle and their kind. Starve the beast.

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  11. ScarletGold says:

    The President should demand the return of the USS Pueblo as a show good faith on the part of North Korea prior to the meeting.

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  12. jakee308 says:

    Chuck was his usual arrogant self to one of the steelworkers. The rest got angry so during the signing, Trump made his comments about Chuck so as to show the Steelworkers whose side he was on. They got a good laugh over it. Chuck: you’re not that popular with real MEN. Just the usual cucks and never trumpers besides of course your liberal pals. Maybe you ought to look at who has to watch your show and what the real demographics are. The cocktail circuit in DC isn’t that large an audience so guess who controls your ratings?

    We told you you weren’t gonna like the new rules. Oh, New Rules? They’re the rules liberals use while expecting us normals to go along and get screwed. No More. We’re playing by you’re rules. Ain’t it grand?

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  13. zorrorides says:

    For President Trump, “the impossible” (removing North Korea nuclear weapons) is actually “under-promising”. He is “over-delivering” on his promise to keep America safe from Kim’s rockets.

    This situation will mature into peacetime on the Korean peninsula. The Nork army will switch from threatening the south to protecting their northern border. The two Koreas will be soon discussing how best to integrate NK into South Korea. I’m sure Mr Trump can help.

    Losing the DPRK does not have to be viewed as a loss by China. China doesn’t think of Koreans as Chinese people. A buffer state between China and South Korea is not necessary in tomorrow’s fair-trade world, where neither Korea, China nor Japan will exfiltrate the wealth of the USA.

    ZorroRides

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  14. Lucille says:

    The beauty of a man who understands that “impossible” is just a word. That he so enjoys the challenges only adds to his appeal. Thank you, President Trump.

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  15. slowcobra says:

    Great article! I cant figure out what DPRK is though.

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  16. Where President Trump’s going with his New Campaign Slogan:
    • Keep America GOOD
    • Keep America GENEROUS
    • Keep America GROWING
    Keep America GREAT!

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  17. Publius2016 says:

    Other leaders trust President Trump…he keeps his word…look at campaign, he stood by Corey, vanquished Bush in SC, Rubio in Florida, Cruz in Indiana, Crooked in rust belt, kept promise on ISIS, and Jerusalem!

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  18. appadoo9 says:

    Brute Force strengthen’s President Trump’s will.
    The American Electorate is that force

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  19. IAWulf says:

    Brilliant analysis again by Sundance. Trump and his team are accomplishing miracles. Almost all the analyst’s, think tanks, and talking heads are almost irrelevant. They don’t get it which just makes it easier for Trump to be many steps ahead of them. I started reading here right after Xmas as there was a link here to a video my brother mentioned the Star of Jesus. Been here hours per day since. Did a donation yesterday, with more planned.

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  20. B Hyman says:

    Great article

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  21. CaptMorgan says:

    All of the past ad.ins just threw more money around, to everybody! Every dollar of foreign aid should be examined and evaluated for its value. If we’re not getting what we want cut it off. Close the bases too, let them defend themselves.

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  22. “We have been led by “stupid people” who never applied economic leverage in a way that would ultimately matter to secure the best interests of the United States.”

    The ironic quotes around “stupid people” are important. The globalist sympathizers within our government were not stupid. They were knowingly corrupt and treasonous.

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  23. Sharpshorts says:

    Sundance, great (as always) summary of our Lion’s vision and accomplishments. Thank-you sir!

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  24. Sayit2016 says:

    The US TAYPAYER has paid over 5 Billion to NOKO and hundred of millions in incentives over the years S Korea has paid millions as well as other countries, and for decades NOKO has been threatening the US and surrounding neighbors with intimidation and fear. What does the US Taxpaper have to show for this ?

    NOKO’s situation was self made. Our President was very clear when he said NOKO would “pay dearly” with another round of strict sanctions. It will cost NOKO a BILLION DOLLARS in money they do not have since the following sanctions are in place.

    The world better figure out that President Trump didn’t stutter- he meant. it.

    Trumps ” strategic” plan was to say NO MORE and stick to it.

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  25. MIKE says:

    At large, most definitely in charge. PDJT. The man .

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  26. texastrumper says:

    Great article. You had me at “Bastards”.

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  27. dad29 says:

    I would suggest that perhaps PRC was not being quick enough about squashing DPRK for Trump, so he announced the tariffs. Note that in less than 10 days after the tariff announcement, DPRK surrendered.

    Here in Wisconsin, we have another example of “winning bigly” with a Foxconn plant to open and employ ~12,000 people. The owner of Foxconn is not stupid. He knew that Trump meant what he said about “US manufacture.” So the Foxconn announcement was made about 90 days after Inauguration. Nota Bene: this is an unbelievable time-line–90 days!! Usually, state-level “economic development” people take 90 days to arrange a lunch with a prospect……

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    • Turranos says:

      It takes a toilet brush to shut Elizabeth Warren’s mouth.
      On another note Killary was weighing in on the dangers of dealing with the NORKS this past week. Obola, Killary and Fauxahontas are clueless when it comes to foreign policy.

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  28. nimrodman says:

    Not to worry – Elizabeth Warren is on Bret Baier describing all the strategy and verification steps that must be in place to deal with NoKo successfully.

    What would we do without foreign policy expertise like this?

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  29. The gall of vomit inducing Susan Rice

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  30. Wiggy says:

    “Stupid people”

    Is Sundance reading Q posts? Perhaps, but if not he should: Qanonposts.com. not straightforward but fascinating nonetheless.

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  31. elricviii says:

    The media will never give President Trump any credit for anything.

    That being said, remember that he is a student of Sun Tzu and The Art of War, and therefore well-versed in the Oriental way of thinking. He is not playing n-dimensional chess. He is playing Go, and he is confining the crane to its nest.

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  32. Newt Love says:

    Many in the MSM are saying that President Trump is “not up to” or “inadequate” to negotiate with Kimchi Johnny Un-Icorn. The gasps were audible when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said “Of course President Trump will lead the team negotiating with North Korea.”

    We all know how great PDJT is, but little has been said about how inexperienced Little Kimchi actually is. He is about 1/3 PDJT’s age and experience.

    He has never negotiated with any of his subjects; he simply shoots them with huge artillery gun.

    He has never negotiated with his sponsor, China; he simply agrees to whatever they tell him.

    Little Kimchi has feeble skills, long atrophied by non-engagement. His best efforts in international negotiations are accomplished by his Generals (that he routinely kills) which have not transferred their skills to Little Kimchi.

    I sincerely hope that these negotiations are televised, or videos released of the event. I predict a petulant Little Kimchi throwing repeated tantrums as the MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED PDJT runs circles around the inbred short fat man-boy.
    It will make for great comedy!

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    • bessie2003 says:

      The media also said he would never win the election.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      i’m probably wrong, but I think President Trump recognizes that “little Kim” really wants some respect from the Big Dog—I don’t think the President will attempt to humiliate him at all. He knows the importance of saving face–and the secret to the best deal is allowing the other participant to think they have also won (to some extent). Otherwise you risk some form of retaliation in an attempt to reclaim honor.

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  33. Ms B says:

    Wonderful article! I will go back and read it again and again. I think PDJT has been totally focused on his economic leverage strategy. His plan will take care of a whole slew of problems. I think it is close to criminal his brilliance is being ignored by almost everyone in the media. So grateful for Sundance!

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  34. But MSNBC told me Donald doesn’t have a plan. He can’t go in without a plan. He’ll be all bumbling and foolish. And Little Kim will chew him out. And then there will a nuclear war and all will perish

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  35. sobriquet4u says:

    Back last fall my husband and grown son (both military) were in deep discussion about the “what if’s of NK and their threat to bomb this country.” I walked in and told them there would be no war and read them the above quote from Sundance….”China controls the DPRK and when Trump defeats China on the economic issues, China will safe face by giving up DPRK’s nukes in order to get a better trade/economic outcome.” Read them the entire paragraph/quote.
    Sundance is to be given so much credit for having such great foresight and understanding of how our President Trump thinks and operates. I am not so great at political input but love sitting here and reading what everyone brings to Sundance’s table.
    I do go out and quote what I learn here and try to explain to others. I can spread the word and direct them to TCTH and that is my job and I take it seriously. People are hungry for the truth and this is certainly a refuge for all. However, I do make sure I inform anyone I have directed here that this is a no B.S. site and be ready to back up and provide evidence of what you share and also there is zero tolerance for trolling.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      China took control of NK when the USSR and Russia lost the ability to support its client states. Despite some Russian/Chinese detente China was still unhappy having a Russian client state on its doorstep and found NK a convenient stick to poke the US client state SK with while also using it as a club to threaten Japan. NK’s also a valuable strategic asset.
      NK’s played US presidents for decades, all they had to do was push a few of their tactical/strategic military buttons and the US would jump. NK would threaten Seoul and the US would threaten NK, NK got some negotiated concessions and everyone went home happy-ish.
      Trump was a wild card, as brash and schoolyard-bully raw as Rocket Man, meeting his rhetoric tit-for-tat and playing the military card right up front. I really believe that the confrontation got Xi and his krewe worked up – not scared, but uncomfortable, that Rocket Man wasn’t going to call Trump’s bluff and might create a misstep that everyone would regret. As Xi was facing negotiations with Trump he wanted good will an a cleanish slate so why not just calm Un down so eveyone can take a breather. Xi doesn’t want to have hos sanitation guys sweeping glowing debis of Pyongyang off Beijing streets.
      Kim and Xi are patient, they can wait unti 2020 or 2024 for a more squishy and compliant POTUS and/or Congress so why not ratchet down the rhetoric, even get some small concessions and exercise that Oriental stoicism?

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  36. pyromancer76 says:

    Sundance, thank you for these articles. I am sending them to people I care about for their Virtual MBA — better than they can get in any university. Your work is worth on-line course credit any day.

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  37. David R. Graham says:

    ” … corporate media are hopelessly deficient in their coverage and explanations … ”

    Dirt Bag Media

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    • Kate says:

      Czar, the funny thing about those jobs Obama opened up for the intercity youth programs will soon be replaced with robots due to the high wage costs for the owners of those businesses.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Yeah, been watching that. There’s been a move for a while to automate fast food jobs and as some states have been pushing rediculous minimum wage increases the move has received a major push.
        Problem is the Rats ignore the obvious consequences of their actions and then try to blame them on evil blue eyed devil Repoublicans. Fast food dining has sort of plateaued while the number of franchises is still rising. Profits weren’t as good pervstore as the public thinks and these new bargain menus and forced special price salkes have cut profits even more, if you up the fast food wages to $15 or more an hour stores are going to close.
        I’m waiting to see if the Rats try to tax employers for replacing employees with automation, saying they’ll use the proceeds to support the displaced while they are retrained for new jobs in the burgeoning nuclear physics or chemical engineering fields.

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  38. Charlotte says:

    Even in the UK some are now seeing Pres Trump’s greatness-grudgingly:

    Whisper it, but maybe Trump isn’t that bad after all

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-north-korea-steel-tax-gun-control-not-that-bad-a8247821.html

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  39. Badger 1 says:

    Beware, beware of stupid “experts” and “intellectuals.” MAGA President Trump!

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  40. Badger 1 says:

    Beware, beware of “experts” and “intellectuals!” MAGA PDJT!

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  41. czarowniczy says:

    Yeah, well…sorta balances out the MSM’s getting all warm and gooey over each new McDonald’s or BK opening as Obama’s creating jobs for innercity youth and sure signs of a national economi resurgence. Part of his ‘shovel ready’ jobs programs scooping the BS to prevent its building up too high.

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  42. FreeLayerOK says:

    Another wonderful Art of War moment with the DPRKs announcement of the meeting, while offering no further missile tests and denuking the peninsula. Sounds like Rocket Man needs a break after a year of non-stop pressure —

    “If he comes with offerings, he wants to rest.”
    – Sun Tzu

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  43. Dustin Corum says:

    I’v been reading your stuff for a little over a year now, Sundance. This is my first time commenting on any of your work and I got to say, you actually navigate through a lot of the junk and garbage that most of the losers in the MSM highlight as the story itself. So an attaboy to you sir.

    The same for this piece as well. These upcoming talks are/will be about the Chinese just as much as it is about the N. Koreans. Removing the DPRK nuclear card, if it’s possible, would remove a huge bargaining chip the Chinese always love to play when it comes to dealing with the U.S. on a number of issues, the trade imbalance included. If that comes to pass, well, if you think the recent happenings were fun, then fasten your seatbelt.

    I’ve got one nitpick though. As a veteran and an avid reader/student of history, I’ve got to point out that the three-carrier deployment you mentioned was NOT even close to being “the largest ever” or most powerful naval force deployed by the United States. Third Fleet in Japanese waters in the summer of 1945, various naval exercises in the mid-to-late 50’s and the 1980’s, and the fleet deployed in Op. Desert Storm would battle for that honor. Unfortunately, I don’t think a lot of people understand just what a sorry state of readiness our forces are in these days. Pres. Trump, Mattis, and his team have their work cut out for them on that front.

    Anyway, i’m done rambling.

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  44. Charlotte says:

    Geek Squad, the computer repair division of Best Buy, has been paid by the FBI to dig through customers’ computers without warrants.

    https://conservativetribune.com/fbi-using-best-buy-no-warrants/

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  45. wodiej says:

    “To whom much is given, much is required.” Luke 12:48

    I hope and pray that President Trump will give up comments like “sleepy SOB.” He can still be tough and take no prisoners but this comment is just a personal insult.

    That being said, he said he knew the best people in the business and would hire them to help him. That is exactly what he did. I don’t believe most liberals minds are hardwired for the understanding of Economics. I personally find Capitalism very easy to grasp. My mother is very intelligent and she explained this concept to me at an early age in very simple terms. Business doesn’t pay taxes, we do. Businesses do not exist to provide jobs. They exist to make money. Labor is the largest expense an employer has. They also work alot of hours and make many sacrifices an average worker doesn’t. Several years ago I became unemployed and then became self-employed. I am happy doing so but it hasn’t been without some sacrifices. A person shouldn’t be allowed to sit on their butt all day and collect freebies without doing anything for it. That is what capitalism isn’t.

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  46. thedoc00 says:

    To understand the response of the elitist oriented democrat and republican political classes as well as the media one must understand that they use the optics of Wall Street Financiers as their filter to assess the policies of the Trump Administration. Those optics do NOT include impacts on the US citizen nor on the national interests of the US in general. Thus the great disconnect and continued questioning of the President’s strategy. On one hand the left of center politicians and media continue with their fake outrage while in the second breath espousing support for very nations and financial elites whom harm the very constituents they claim to champion. On the other hand you have the right of center folks too afraid to buck the interests of their financial benefactors to put country first and show some faith in Trump’s strategy. Its an opposition grounded in a very of mix of ideologies, yet with a foundation built on one common element…the money of their elite Wall Street Financial donors. The mid-term elections will be interesting because Trump’s survival hinges on the outcome, yet even if the Republicans emerge with a majority the character of that majority may or may not benefit Trump beyond survival levels.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Sadly, those branded by the left of center democrats and even centralist Republicans as evil conservatives are again left with a choice between two bad choices, vote republican to insure continuation of Trump and survival of the republic or allow the march to Marxism to resume. Hopefully so small steps can be gained towards 2020, replacing lukewarm republicans with those actually more interested in the US above their benefactors.

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  47. thedoc00 says:

    Over the weekend, there was a news report that has not yet been amplified. The Chinese want a major seat at the table when Trump meets Kim. China essentially admitted they control Kim and need to be in the room to pull the strings. in a way, this is also a diplomatic win as China has refused to acknowledge their level of control over Kim up to this point.

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  48. Cynthia says:

    “The Trump Doctrine.” Sure like the sound of that! 🙂 Hopefully economic students in college will be learning about that in the future (if those liberal hotspots ever revert to their true mission of EDUCATION.)

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  49. henry says:

    Trump is a surfer. He looks like he is treading water and it sometimes looks like he is in over his head but then a wave comes and his complete mastery is revealed.

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  50. Carolyn Reilly says:

    I am a retired Private Investigator, liberal Democrat from San Francisco political family My father held office for lmost 50 years. I voted for Trump and respect ‘The Last Refuge. ‘

    When you add all of the players in this attack on a US President it looks like there are many players from the Billionaire Boys & Girls Club like Soros, Bezos, Bill Gates and Zuckerburg. The only time Soros got caught out was when the Feds collapsed ACORN and fined Soros $750,000. Obama graduated from Columbia University and then went to work for ACORN. He then went to Harvard Law, did a tour as a law professor then Soros financed his Illinois race, then the Senate race and then the White House. Zuckerburg put one of his lieutenants in the Obama Presidential campaign and they set up several cyberspace headquarters, replete with donations, volunteers and information, that pushed Obama over the finish line.

    I live in Costa Rica and we have a battle in a Presidential race, ending April 1st. It is all Soros-style with some poor Evangelical Congress member caught in the cross and getting brutalized-he is hanging in there. When Soros and the Billionaires Boy’s Club take over the 100 countries Soros is not only manipulating but also owns the political infrastructure – then what? Does it all go like Venezuela with people starving?

    I did a lot of investigative work for reporters and seeing what the CIA and the ‘Open Society’ are doing in Central America is way past scary. One Journalist was shot in front of his home, Parminio Medina, when he uncovered a Catholic Radio station ‘Radio Maria’ acting as a laundry for the Medellin Cartel-they are billionaires also and so is the Catholic Church. He believed open borders was all about illegal activity being legalized in a left-handed way. We respect your reporters who understand ‘ no guts -no glory.’

    Since last year the US Dollar Index lost 11% and Soros trades currency but only down. So all of the Billionaires, maybe including Ophrah, are making money. Why did she build a school in Africa-that was one of the first continents Soros tried to capture. He is doing well in South Africa today. Are May in England and Angela Merkel getting paid off to destabilize their countries? Why does Bill Gates want to build his own city? This is all starting to look like a Sci-Fi movie: The End of the Middle Class. Project Veritas has done some good but FOX, who is the only network that could take down people like Soros, was backed off.

    Giannina Sagnini, from La Nation press, in Costa Rica was one of the best investigative reporters I ever worked for. The government here just gave them a contract to print school books, saving the paper economically, and then they had editorial control. Giannina could no longer get any real stories printed so she went to Columbia University and teaches Journalism-she had at least 2 CIA stories that were Pulitzer’s- in the 10 years I did work for her.

    Fusion GPS was savaging reporters around the globe and one Venezuelan is hiding, now, from Fusion GPS in London. He did an interview on FOX, 3 weeks ago. Obama used Fusion GPS against Romney and had Shayla Murry working for him- her husband was second in command at Fusion. Black Cube had a website and was like’ Murder Incorporated’ but open. Albert Anastasia did, at least, try to keep his murder for hire quiet.

    The whole country of Colombia was against FARC getting the status of being a political party and now after only 1 year, they are running a candidate for President that might be another Soros capture there is a lot of oil in Colombia. Why did Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham just get 2 contracts to mine for gold in Haiti?-one of Soros first countries? It is so easy to take over whole countries and their resources with the right bribery techniques. What Soros learned, from his year with the Nazis in 1944, was fear controls and cash buys culture. His father’s book ‘Masquerade’ is very interesting.

    We saw Trump take a vicious, verbal beating from President Obama, during a televised press club roast- then Trump declared for President. Why is he going through all of this?

    Thanks for your terrific journalism. I hope there will be a great ‘reveal ‘ in the ‘Last Refuge’ one day. about Trump, the deep state and the Billionaires.

    Carolyn Reilly San Jose,’ Costa Rica

    Virus-free. http://www.avast.com

    On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 3:54 PM, The Last Refuge wrote:

    > sundance posted: “It must be pointed out; it is up to us to do so. The > corporate media are hopelessly deficient in their coverage and explanations > of how strategic objectives for national security are being delivered > through a geopolitical Trump Doctrine via economic lever” >

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