May 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #490

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1,136 Responses to May 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #490

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Supposed statement: “ Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the FBI or any intelligence agency placed a spy in the Trump campaign…” were any documents, tapes, surveillance exchanged…no…so what “evidence” could there be…THATS WHY THEY SENT OUT SCHIFTY…NO ONE BELIEVES HIM!

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  2. phoenixRising says:


  3. dogsmaw says:

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    • mopar2016 says:

      I noticed that Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee introduced a bill (HR5876) yesterday.
      The “Border Wall Trust Fund Act” would allow the Treasury (Mnuchin) to accept donations for a border wall. And the money could only be used for border security and a wall.
      That means that we could donate to it if we want to. I hope it passes.

      Liked by 8 people

      • TatonkaWoman says:

        I’m all for this and will gladly donate to it – as long as it is for a “big, beautiful WALL – a solid wall – along our border.”. A wall that utilizes one of the prototypes – or a combination thereof – that has been built per our President’s vision.

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      • BakoCarl says:

        “could only be used for BORDER SECURITY and a wall.” . . . really don’t like it. There’s probably a half million ways to burn up a billion dollars under BORDER SECURITY. Should be for planning and construction of the physical wall and it’s direct support systems only. Operative word here . . . CONSTRUCTION. Ops and maintenance are necessary, but another thing altogether.

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    • 6x47 says:

      I can guess what’s in Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails as easily as you can:

      Hard bargaining for exactly how big of a “donation” to the Clinton Foundation it will take to get the policy outcome you want.

      She was PROBABLY clever enough to keep some kind of plausible deniability in there, but at the same time I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a bunch of really obvious quid pro quo being discussed.


  4. phoenixRising says:

    Interesting THREAD on curtains

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  5. jeans2nd says:

    Take a minute –
    AEI analyzed Major Media bias in education coverage, Trump Admin 2017 vs Obama Admin 2009
    Survey says –


    • 6x47 says:

      Nope. But it goes without saying NOTHING Trump does will ever be covered positively, no matter how good it is or even if it’s exactly what Democrats want.

      If he announces a policy, they hate it and call him evil; if he modifies the policy, he’s a weak flip-flopper and a liar and a fool; when the policy succeeds, “thanks Obama!”

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  6. G. Combs says:

    On the NFL 1/2a$$ ‘apology to Americans….

    You might want to contact the NFL Sponsors A list of contact info. Includes CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS mailing address, phone number, fax number as well as websites with comment pages and e-mail contact page.

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  7. sunnydaze says:

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  8. M33 says:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Well, that didn’t take long…
      ink’s not even dry on the ‘letter’

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    • Derek Hagen says:

      PDJT should convey something to them like “well, I’m not sure about this now, what with all the disrespect and bluster on your part. How can I be sure you’re serious any more? I think I’ll hold off on this for some time and meanwhile sanctions will increase substantially as needed. Now let’s see, what to do about China.”

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  9. Sandra-VA says:

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  10. phoenixRising says:

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  11. phoenixRising says:

    It appears that Trump “jilted North Korean lover” approach may have been just what the doctor ordered.

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  12. LULU says:

    I can’t believe this hasn’t been posted already, but no time to go through hundreds of Comments. Fantastic:

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  13. Perot Conservative says:

    Library Red Pill, Dragon Energy

    In a Library last night on the Left Coast. In a public area a man is giving some kind of talk to new immigrants. He’s 70 feet away, loud.

    I hear him say that many people consider PDT an “idiot”… blah blah, talking about “current events” … North Korea canceled summit, FBI investigation of Trump, and Weinstein. Third time he insulted PT, it was game on.

    Walked across Library, stood just outside the group, listening. He saw me. At the end he asked for questions, they were all quite. I asked if I could add a few points. “Its a private class, English, but I’m happy to speak with you afterwards.”

    Half the students still there when he engaged me. I was polite, and these adult immigrants were all ears… I first mentioned that the summit is a 3-way deal with China, we have a $500B trade deficit, and Trump wrote The Art of the Deal… knowing there were several Chinese immigrants here, I mentioned Trump is the first POTUS to understand Panda / dragon… and then I mentioned SpyGate… the teacher started mumbling… the students all smiled at me, the Columbian especially.

    I was polite, but got in my points. The teacher said Bulgaria was cheap, $4 for a good meal.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Excellent!!!! Well done, Perot C. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

    • Minnie says:

      Well played, PC 👍

      Liked by 2 people

    • Cow wow says:

      Super PC!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Thank you! We All have to stand up and speak out. LOVE that you did not remain silent…in CA! You remained polite and professional which is important.

      Really appreciate the time you took to share your story. When we share our stories, we encourage others to do take similar actions by letting them have an example, painting a picture of how it can happen and leading the way. Sharing our positive stories and our stories of action, of making a difference, of spreading information, are all so important.

      The election win of ’16 was a true grassroots effort win. People across American rose up and did what they could, gave what they could and took mini small to big actions in their own sphere of influence without receiving compensation, recognition in many cases, direction or instructions. This grassroots effort must be even stronger this time around as they know we are here and have a much clearer idea of how big the MAGA supporter numbers are.

      Your story is a fantastic example of refusing to remain part of a “silent” majority. If we remain silent or if we accept being silenced then shame on us!

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  14. phoenixRising says:

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    Sen Ron Johnson, interview with Chris Cuomo New Day 24 May 2018

    01:56 “I was actually in the briefing in September of two thousand sixteen. We were briefed by Lisa Monaco, Director Comey, and Secretary Johnson. And they briefed the Big 12 at that point in time.” (verified earlier at CFR by Joe Biden)

    “They were telling us that they had evidence of Russian interference…The entire tone…was that they had it under control…They wanted us to go out and communicate that this was going to be a legitimate election, because they had it under control. That was exactly what they were trying to do a couple months before the election.”

    02:28 “Basically, from their perspective, the wrong person got elected, and all of a sudden this is the greatest threat to our democracy that ever occurred.”

    “There is a fair amount of hipocracy that occurred during this timeline.”

    What were the briefings with the G of 8, done by John Brennan Aug 2016? Why? Why Brennan? Brennan only? Why Brennan only? Why not with the other Obama people as well? Briefed one-on-one, or together? Subject matter? Subject matter same as subject matter in Sept 2016 briefings? How did Harry Reed find out about the Steele Dossier? And Reed’s letter to Comey – from whom/where/how did that originate? So many more questions.
    Brennan owes us a few answers, as does Lisa Monaco, Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor Whatsits 8:06

    Sen Johnson does a good job of holding his own against the insufferable Cuomo, and shows the beginnings of defending Pres Trump.
    Is a start.

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  16. Minnie says:

    Sundance, unsure where to post this, but seeing as how it involves President Trump, will leave it right here.

    Thank you!

    Your posts re: Mr. President’s actions today – Medal of Honor to Master Chief Slabinski, and Pardon of Jack Johnson – are greatly appreciated.

    They are a welcome respite from today’s other overwhelming news.

    And, as mudslime media won’t give them their proper due – thank you.

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  17. NYVoter says:

    wsj reporting that Roger Stone sent an email to someone to obtain from Wikileaks Clintons emails, what the hack is going on?

    is DOJ leaking now for revenge?


  18. mashall says:

    To all those Tea Party Patriots and the soon to be…Can we not revisit Plyler vs. Doe? Could some Tax Payer Group file suit challenging the rotten to the core SCOTUS ruling. This ruling forces TAXPAYER FUNDED public schools to provide an education for illegal aliens.
    The Founding Fathers would have never intended to force taxation under the threat of property confiscation, to accommodate the education of those illegally present foreign nationals who invaded America. They would call it a vile Tyranny. We must do the same. How just is it to force one nations citizens to bear the financial burden of schooling another nations people who illegally invaded it’s sovereign borders.
    Betsy DeVos may not up for the job.

    President Triumph the American Citizens plead with you to demand DHS change the ‘Sensitive Locations” enforcement policy..

    Demand DHS Sec Nielsen to toss out the “sensitive locations” enforcement policy, i.e. the self imposed limitations (driven by political correctness) that prevent ICE from apprehending illegals and deporting them.

    This is a unbelievably counter productive policy. Who came up with this crap, Ted Kennedy?

    “What does the Department of Homeland Security mean by the term “sensitive location”?
    Locations covered by these policies would include, but not be limited to:

    Schools, such as known and licensed daycares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
    Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
    Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
    Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings; and
    During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.”

    Deport the Illegal Invaders
    America First!
    Americans First!

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    • mashall says:

      I just read in the Sensitive Locations FAQ’s that this is a mere policy, and can be abolished at any time.
      “During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
      What is an enforcement action?
      An enforcement action covered by this policy is any action taken by ICE or CBP to apprehend, arrest, interview, or search an individual, or to surveil an individual for enforcement purposes.

      Actions not covered by this policy include activities such as obtaining records, documents, and similar materials from officials or employees, providing notice to officials or employees, serving subpoenas, engaging in Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) compliance and certification visits, guarding or securing detainees, or participating in official functions or community meetings.

      Will enforcement actions ever occur at sensitive locations?
      Enforcement actions may occur at sensitive locations in limited circumstances, but will generally be avoided. ICE or CBP officers and agents may conduct an enforcement action at a sensitive location with prior approval from an appropriate supervisory official, or if the enforcement action involves exigent circumstances.”

      DHS! CPB!

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      • singular says:

        Demonstrations, rallies and parades? Seriously? “Sensitive locations”? People who make these policies are loyal to the U.N., not to the United States of America. They are the same people who think we live in a democracy rather than a constitutional republic under God.

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        • mashall says:

          If more Taxpaying Americans actually pulled their head out of their United States of Sports and Entertainment A$$ and read the insane policy they would light a fire under those who can change it! This is absolutely not directed at the CTH. It is directed at the types we all know that say things like, “i don’t care about politics” when it affects more and more of our daily lives. What you don’t know sure can hurt you.

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        • boogywstew says:

          The United States is a Constitutional Republic which is a type of democracy. You need to study civics.


          • mashall says:

            Singular has the right idea. So what “special place”, did that demand of “You need to study civics.” get you to?


            • boogywstew says:

              “Singular’s” post that I was responding to had this quote: “People who make these policies are loyal to the U.N., not to the United States of America. They are the SAME PEOPLE (caps mine) who think we live in a democracy rather than a constitutional republic under God.” That’s an offensive remark to this Veteran. All constitutional republics are democracies but not all democracies are constitutional republics. The United States is a democracy AND a constitutional republic. I could find quotes from probably every president the United States ever had that refer to the US as a democracy. Winston Churchill, a well respected historian who’s mom was an American, titled his 4th volume of his masterpiece, “History of the English Speaking Peoples”, “The Great Democracies”! He includes the US in that heralded company. in the United States we directly elect US Senators, US Congressmen, State Governors, State Attorney Generals, State lieutenant governors, mayors, councilmen, assemblymen, State Senators, etc. etc. We, the people, actually elect electors who elect the President. My response was certainly less offensive, and quite mild in comparison, to being equated with people who’s loyalty is to a godless body of humanists over his own country… now THAT’S offensive.


        • mashall says:

          yes, singular, the policies are disloyal to The U.S. and it’s Citizens, which should always come first. Let’s do what we can do get them changed.


  19. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 05/24/2018


  20. phoenixRising says:

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  21. Derek Hagen says:

    James Kalstrom on Lou Dobbs tonight: “God bliss you, Lou Dobbs”. He looked as if he was a little embarrassed to say it. It was rather touching. Things like that make my day. They seem to happen quite a lot around the President Donald Trump phenomenon.

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  22. Sandra-VA says:

    I cannot wait for this story to hit the Dems. It is just unreal that this case is being so drawn out…

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  23. G3 says:

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  24. sunnydaze says:

    Remember the hero of the Left , Rachel Dolezal? The NAACP white gal out in Spokane who claimed she was black?

    Welp, she changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2017 and now has been charged with Welfare Fraud.

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  25. Derek Hagen says:

    Not only is President Trump the man of the hour, but a man of Fate – Tammy Bruce on Hannity tonight.


  26. phoenixRising says:

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