May 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #467

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1,416 Responses to May 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #467

  1. MaineCoon says:

    Thanks Steve!

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  2. MaineCoon says:

    Here we go again…..

    Federal Prosecutor’s Body Pulled from River; Was DOJ Pioneer In Fight Against Child Exploitation, Porn

    FTA: North Tonawanda Detective Capt. Thomas Krantz says the 62-year-old Burgasser was last seen on his son’s boat showing it to a group of friends.

    Some news reports listed Burgasser as retired from the Justice Department but his Linkedin page noted he still worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Burgasser was part of the DOJ’s original team to fight online child pornography and child exploitation, dating to the early 1990s. He was acting chief of the Justice Department’s child exploitation and obscenity section.

    Police said they are investigating Burgasser’s death. He apparently fell off his boat after his guests and family left, police said.

    https://truepundit.com/federal-prosecutors-body-pulled-from-river-was-doj-pioneer-in-fight-against-child-exploitation-porn/

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    God Damn You All to Hell

    Caputo Senate Intel Closing Statement By Michael Caputo

    http://politicsny.net/feature.php?id=393&c=3

    “In 2009, my wife and I moved to my hometown of East Aurora, New York to have a family. Making far less money back home, we had a far better quality of life. That is, until the Trump-Russia narrative took off. Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up….

    ….What America needs is an investigation of the investigators. I want to know who is paying for the spies’ work and coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump? I want to know who Dan Jones is talking to across the investigations – from the FBI, to the Southern District of New York, to the OSC, to the Department of Justice, to Congress.

    Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election.

    I want to know because God Damn you to Hell.”

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    • blind no longer says:

      Whoa. I want to know too!! Mueller, Clinton, Obama and the rest of the Lefties are ruining and destroying innocent lives. That was the plan all along. Sending a message-if you support Trump, you are going to pay a big price!! And any of you other guys who think about running for President and you’re not a member of the club…this is what we will do to you. Destroy you, your family and bankrupt you! Evil Bastards every last one of them.

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    • carl says:

      This is a must read, in my opinion. TY for sharing. The treachery of these evil people must not go unpunished.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “TY for sharing’

        Your welcome. He is a personal friend. He was filling in for Tom Bauerle on http://www.wben.com radio and he made an announcement that local real estate developer Carl Paladino (ran for NYS Governor in 2010) was starting the NYer’s for Trump Volunteers in late 2015. I had the time, went to every state that the group helped.

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    • Deb says:

      Please, everyone read this and share. He lays out the whole farce and then gives a heart wrenching account of how this “collusion” scam is destroying the lives of innocent American families. Bankrupting people with legal fees is one of the Dems favorite tactics. It must end.

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    • Boots says:

      The Democratic People’s Nazi Party always plays dirty. Remember what Obama said: “They bring a knife, we bring a gun.”

      No problem, Obozo. Gotcha covered.

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    • sobriquet4u says:

      They are narrowing the playing field with their evil lawlessness. So many innocent peoples lifes being destroyed. I hope this bunch burns in hell.

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    • Steven says:

      If we cannot put the likes of Hillary and Obama’s in jail, rest assured Trump will make sure the evidences are all out there so those who suffered under their administration will sure them into oblivion! If Hillary thought she was “poor” when she left White House, wait until then!

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  4. getfitnow says:

    VDH describes the nightmare we avoided – the bullet we dodged.

    FTA – A President Hillary Clinton would have appreciated Loretta Lynch’s quasi-legal efforts to ossify the email investigations of Clinton’s unlawful server. Indeed, in the swampiest sense, Lynch took a good gamble that the odds would pay off handsomely for her obeisance, with either a continuance of her tenure as attorney general, or perhaps soon a future Supreme Court nomination.

    What about Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, the Ohr couple, and all the other FBI and DOJ officials who have now resigned, been reassigned or fired, or are currently in legal jeopardy or under suspicion? At the time of their transgressions, they certainly did not believe they had done anything wrong in lying, conniving, or obstructing. Rather, they were wisely investing their deep-state careers in the sure Clinton victory. Had Clinton been elected, what now seems illegal would have been appreciated as bullet points on a résumé making the case for promotion. Such apparatchiks would have been reminded that Team Clinton players were always rewarded for past — and future — administrative-state service.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/hillary-clinton-presidency-leakers-lawbreakers-rewarded/

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  5. Sandra-VA says:

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  6. Charlotte says:

    Oh My… Kanye West Seen Hanging Out with Conservatives Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/04/kanye-west-seen-hanging-out-with-conservatives-candace-owens-and-charlie-kirk-this-weekend/

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  7. Charlotte says:

    California highway workers face ‘buckets of human feces,’ needles as homeless crisis worsens

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/01/california-highway-workers-face-buckets-human-feces-needles-as-homeless-crisis-worsens.html

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. Sandra-VA says:

    Someone is leaking like a seive:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-raised-possibility-of-presidential-subpoena-in-meeting-with-trumps-legal-team/2018/05/01/2bdec08e-4d51-11e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.40b19ff2588c

    “In a tense meeting in early March with the special counsel, President Trump’s lawyers insisted he had no obligation to talk with federal investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

    But special counsel Robert S. Mueller III responded that he had another option if Trump declined: He could issue a subpoena for the president to appear before a grand jury, according to four people familiar with the encounter.

    Mueller’s warning — the first time he is known to have mentioned a possible subpoena to Trump’s legal team — spurred a sharp retort from John Dowd, then the president’s lead lawyer.

    “This isn’t some game,” Dowd said, according to two people with knowledge of his comments. “You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.”

    The flare-up set in motion weeks of turmoil among Trump’s attorneys as they debated how to deal with the special counsel’s request for an interview, a dispute that ultimately led to Dowd’s resignation.”

    And this has to be a leak from the Mueller posse. More in the article.

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    • WSB says:

      This states that Sekulow was the originator of those questions. BS.

      WaPo…

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    • James F says:

      …according to unnamed sources, of course.

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    • Remington..... says:

      Watching Dobbs tonight, now reading about Mueller’s shenanigans, it became crystal clear that both sides have cranked this battle up big time. It’s an ice jam. Recall Greenfield’s article “The Civil Was Is Here”. He suggests the winner of this war will be the side that imposes it’s will on the other. I think we are at a tipping point now.

      May/will be a time to jump ahead ten steps. A logarithmic move forward. The loser will treat this in linear fashion…business as usual.

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  10. Charlotte says:

    Heres an interesting website with articles about school/education spending:
    http://eagnews.org/tag/spending-series/

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  11. Charlotte says:

    HALEY ‘TAKING NAMES’
    Report on which nations don’t have America’s back at UN could shape US aid

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/01/haley-taking-names-report-reveals-which-nations-have-americas-back-at-un-and-which-ones-dont.html

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    • prairierose123 says:

      I honestly don’t know what the point of the UN is really. It has no power and is really just a bunch of talking heads… and it’s expensive, time to close shop and be done with it.

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    • WSB says:

      Speaking of US aid.

      Laura Ingraham just threw out some numbers on her show tonight that put my brain into alignment.

      Honduras receives around $530M per year in US aid. The proceeds from money wired by Honduran ex-patriots from the US is around $4B. That is a HUGE delta. And supposedly a Honduran foreign minister was interviewed while traveling with the caravan and said,” My Government demanded that I escort these people to the US.”

      So, first I am thinking that there are a lot of Senora Sombreros out there with a lot of money being wired to their plastic flower-topped mainboxes in Hinduras. A lot of rich old ladies.

      But then, I start putting two and two together…there are no rich old ladies in Honduras. Well, maybe a VERY few. But a lot of money goes out from our IRS and Welfare systems to Honduras through ordinary slobs who so lovingly send this money…where?

      Why is the foreign minister told to march these people to the US?

      I know I am really slow at times. Is this all just another foreign invasion with a controlled money laundering scheme?

      Do we know where this money is actually wired to?

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  12. Charlotte says:

    If you live in California and need surgery, BANK YOU OWN BLOOD

    Hello, my name is Scott Weiner and I’m a California State Senator. Thanks to me it is no longer a felony for a HIV-positive to lie about it

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  13. Pam says:

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    • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

      Look at those stalagtites! I’ve been told numerous times they take millions of years to form. LOL

      Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        Trish, yeah, well, we are told it takes evolution millions of yrs, too…

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        • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

          LOL yep! Mount St. Helens evolved it’s surroundings in a short amount of time…there’s a mini grand canyon there now, complete with rock/ash layers. And it didn’t take millions of years to form.

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    • WSB says:

      I love Zinke, but he looks like he might be having a bit too much fun.

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  14. Pam says:

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    • peace says:

      Mueller won’t quit until Trump is gone.

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    • joeyshortpants says:

      I’ve been on the Trump wagon since day one and the escalator ride into history. I’m infuriated by this witch hunt and the false pretenses on which it is based. I trust in Trump and his strategy but I must admit I’m getting anxious. So far we’ve been doing the rope-a-dope and taking a lot of body shots from these goons. If we’re gonna wait till the 12th round to punch back it better be a knockout!

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      • Deb says:

        Here’s a pro tip. Posts that do nothing but voice “concern” are usually seen as concern trolling. That’s just the way it is. Posts need to do more than just whine if you want to be taken seriously.

        And it’s usually referred to as the “Trump Train,” not the “wagon.” There are all kinds of videos, memes and songs to help you remember.

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        • nonniemae says:

          Bless short pants heart

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        • joeyshortpants says:

          Thanks for the tip. Probably not the best first post to make here. I would occasionally post on Breitbart back in the day but that forum has changed and not for the better. I have been lurking here for quite some time and it has now become my favorite place to catch up on events and commentary. I have referred several people here as well and they all thank me for doing so. Quite literally, on the day Trump announced, I made a wager with three people that not only would Trump win the Republican nomination but the presidency as well. My one error was I only took even money! So when I hitched my star to the Trump wagon, it was still a wagon. The Train and everyone else came much later.

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          • Dixie says:

            Some people have become self appointed moderators, Joey. I suggest that you pay no attention unless it’s Ad Rem, the real one.

            Liked by 2 people

            • Deb says:

              I wasn’t trying to moderate. I really was trying to give him some advice. He did sound like a troll, but I know he might have meant well. So I tried to help him avoid sounding like a troll in the future.

              Maybe I should have been kinder, it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday.

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    • FofBW says:

      But PT is not under investigation….

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Come at me bro.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Mueller Warns He May Subpoena President Trump”

      Then President Trump can fire Mr. Mueller & his team, then honor the subpoena and sit across from an empty chair where Mueller would have been.

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  15. Pam says:

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  18. waltherppk says:

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  19. kea says:

    This was on Harvey Levin’s TMZ show!

    Kanye West: Obama Was ‘Opioids’ to the Black Community

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/05/01/kanye-west-obama-opioids-black-community/

    AND

    Kanye West: More Outrage over Me Wearing a Trump Hat than Black-on-Black Crime

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/05/01/kanye-west-outrage-white-police-killing-black-person-black-black-crime/

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  20. waltherppk says:

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  21. kea says:

    Ohhhh Condoleezza…..

    Condoleezza Rice to Donald Trump: Let Experts Handle North Korea Details

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/01/north-korea-condoleezza-rice-president-donald-trump-let-experts-handle-details/

    “First of all, don’t try to negotiate the details with Kim Jong-un,” Rice told Fox & Friends. “Leave that for people who understand all the nuances of the situation.”

    Ummmm yeah…. so how did Bush do?!?!?!

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  22. Publius2016 says:

    Where is Speaker Ryan? Where is AG Sessions? Both need to end the witchhunt! Congress can hold DOJ FBI in Contempt…AG can fire Mueller too…at this stage, what are the alternatives?

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  23. Carrie says:

    I usually look to Robert Barnes when it comes to legal things- he oftentimes thinks out of the box.

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  24. Carrie says:

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  25. Pam says:

    Replay

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. JAS says:

    This whole thing about Mueller’s questions leaked – I’m sorry, I think it’s all bogus.

    The questions were not leaked. Someone made the whole thing up up. Not even the slightest attribution like “Officials close to the investigation…..” – nothing. Later they were saying that it was Trump lawyers that leaked. Really? Is this what the NYT has stooped down to?

    I was up early when the articles first came out on the NYT and the links “supporting” their articles were CIRCULAR links. I’ve seen this before. But, by 10:30am EST the links had been CHANGED.

    The whole thing smells to high heaven as fake news.

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. theresanne says:

    Lou Dobbs interviews Joe diGenova and VIctoria Toensing about Mueller’s questions. Very good!

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  31. Charlotte says:

    Legendary guitar maker Gibson files for bankruptcy

    Obama did this

    https://nypost.com/2018/05/01/legendary-guitar-maker-gibson-files-for-bankruptcy/

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Oh no. Sad.

      Liked by 3 people

    • treehouseron says:

      Another company that was really harmed by China making everything for 1/10th the price that America makes it for. These companies make great products, and then have to compete with cheapo crap from China… ultimately they always acquiesce and make their own stuff in China (Gibson made a few minor lines in China, but not all their guitars) and then it’s downhill from there.

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  32. phoenixRising says:

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  33. Pam says:

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  34. phoenixRising says:

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  35. treehouseron says:

    Kanye West was on TMZ today fully supporting the President again. They’re now trying to label him as insane and lock him in a mental ward.

    If you didn’t see it (why would you, it’s TMZ!) I watched the whole thing. He made a ton of good points, all of which are being twisted by the media and the liberals.

    He said when he wears a Make America Great Again hat, he feels like he personally is trying to help Make America Great. He said when people show him a list of things President Trump did wrong, they never also show him a list of all the things President Trump is doing right. He said he loves Donald Trump as a rapper, he’s one of his favorite people, and that Snoop Dogg used to love Donald Trump too until he ran for President.

    He said that slaves were slaves for 400 years, for something to last that long it sounded like a choice to him. Basically saying that they had the numbers, they should have rebelled long before 400 years passed. Said he’s rebelling against mental slavery right now. Then he said that he doesn’t like using the word slavery, because it means blacks, and he doesn’t use the words holocaust because it just means jews, but that “Prison is a thing that unites us as one race”… he meant, and explained very well, that he uses the phrase “Mental Prison” because it can apply to anyone of any race.

    They’re now going around saying that he said blacks chose to be slaves (he didn’t) and that prison unites white and black people (he said the word Prison, used in that context, could mean white or black).

    When they called him out about ‘free thinking’, he said, and pointed out, that the had a painting of Tupac Shakur, and a painting of John Lennon hanging in their hallway.

    Irony THAT STRONG, always comes from God. What are the odds that as that was happening, the hypocrisy of having a John Lennon (and Tupac) painting hanging behind them would just be coincidental?

    He then told the entire TMZ news room that he was addicted to Opioids in 2016 because he wanted to have liposuction so people like TMZ wouldn’t call him fat, like they called his brother in law Rob fat.

    Just amazing, amazing truth bombs being dropped on these people. When he called them out for helping make him an opioid addict….several of the people in the newsroom had shocked, almost ashamed looks on their faces. There was something godly going on in that room.

    Half of the liberals are too stupid to understand what he said, the other half are just lying to themselves.

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    • Prairierose123 says:

      Thank you for this. I just knew they were twisting his words. I hope he’s up for verbal and mental combat, because that’s what they are going to give him. I wil pray for him, even though I have never really heard of him until about a week ago.

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      • treehouseron says:

        Everything he said was clear as day, they just take 1 sentence and play it with no context and everybody acts offended. Candace Owens was there with him fighting the good fight.

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    • WSB says:

      Just saw the report on Laura Ingraham. Terrible. Do African-Americans realize their ancestors were SOLD to the Dutch by their tribal leaders????

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      • Mickey Wasp says:

        Niggas be sellin niggas… whaaa Just dem white supposed to be sellin.

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      • woohoowee says:

        Actual history has been hidden by the Commies, WSB. Not only do people not realize who actually sold the slaves, but what did warring tribal leaders do with the captives who weren’t sold? What happened to the captives who were sold somewhere other than the U.S.? Etc. Commies don’t want Americans to be grateful and proud to be Americans so they peddle half-truths and lies.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      ….” He made a ton of good points, all of which are being twisted by the media and the liberals “……

      Unfortunately, the Right is helping the Left out with the “Everybody let’s trash Kanye” thang.

      See the Daily Caller article, below. That’s Tucker Carlson’s thing, right? Or he”s involved in it.

      Disgusting.

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    • woohoowee says:

      Mental Prison = Mind Trap. Maybe putting it this way will open a few more eyes.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Wow. Sounds like some brutal honesty.

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  36. winky says:

    Keep asking myself and everyone else….what exactly is in this for us?

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  37. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD — just click on tweet

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  38. phoenixRising says:

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  39. Charlotte says:

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  40. Avi says:

    Poor Müller. yesterday was a day of mourning for him. It was the day of his mentors passing.

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  41. phoenixRising says:

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  42. MaineCoon says:

    I guess we’ve got a tribute to Donald before he arrive on the Peninsula.

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  43. Pam says:

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  44. wheatietoo says:

    Figures, doesn’t it?

    Just like how Soros has been funding the fake ‘refugee’ invasion of Europe.

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  45. Troublemaker10 says:

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  46. sunnydaze says:

    The Right is doing the same thing to Kanye as the Left. LYING. Doing the same thing they did to Trump. Daily Caller is supposed to be on our side, right?

    So why are they screaming headlines that make it sound like Kanye said that “Slavery was a choice back in the 17/1800’s”?

    His quote says CLEARLY he is talking about black Americans who still feel enslaved, even tho we’ve had no such thing as black slavery in this country for the past 150 years.

    Here’s the D.C.’s mis-interpretation (being *kind* here) of what Kanye said
    ….” Kanye then went on a mind-bending tirade about why he does not use the word slavery and ultimately calling slavery a “choice.”….

    Here’s what Kanye actually said:

    “When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. We’re mentally in prison. I live the word prison because slavery goes direct to the idea of blacks. Prison unites us as one race. Blacks and whites being one race. The human race.”

    So yeah, if you wanna feel enslaved, even tho slavery ended 150 years ago, go for it. That’s your CHOICE.

    What a RAG Daily Caller is and that writer, Benny Johnson, is an A$$.

    Pisses me off so bad when people do this crap.

    don’t even wanna link this article, but I hate it when people don’t link, sooo….

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/01/kanye-west-slavery-was-a-choice/

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    • treehouseron says:

      I gotta admit, I always ‘liked’ Kanye mainly just because he was a fairly provocative guy, did things his way, kind of the same reason I always admired President Trump. I didn’t like when he interrupted Taylor Swift, etc. but always admired his moxie.

      However, I never thought he was very smart or anything special, just thought he was a fairly entitled , very musically talented guy. Wasn’t necessarily a big fan of his music but could see the talent (to me, at least).

      After all this recent stuff he’s done, I’m left fairly in awe. This guy is absolutely brilliant. He’s not right about everything, he makes mistakes, but he consistently comes up with some really brilliant ideas.

      I also am kind of shocked that his wife, Kim Kardashian, that the entire world loves to mock, has been completely supportive of him, and is on twitter again TODAY defending him whole heartedly. I didn’t expect her to have that kind of strength, or frankly, love for her Husband.

      I’m now convinced that he likely does have the potential to be elected President some day. I thought that was crazy about a week ago. After watching him talk, and see how people react to him talk (good and bad) he absolutely, without a doubt, has the ability to win the Presidency.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Not sure he’s Presidential material, BUT! I *love* the way he sticks to his message no matter what the Left and Right throw at him.

        He is *definitely* like Trump in that way.

        And very few people have that kind of backbone.

        ADMIRABLE! And a great voice to counter the devastation that Lefty Culture has thrown ALL people into in this country- not just black Americans, but ALL Americans.

        Go Kanye! Respect!

        And a pox on those – Left and Right – who are hell bent on twisting your words and smearing you with LIES!

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  47. KingArthur says:

    Sessions, where art thou.

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  48. Esperanza says:

    Been watching Kanye’s Charlemagne interview. Boy has he been red pilled. Welcome to life post matrix Kanye. You’ll find the people way nicer and your wife will get hotter 🙂

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