President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Economic Focus: Employment, Job-Training, Trade (and a little bombshell from Sonny Perdue)…

President Trump hosts a cabinet meeting after returning from the NATO summit, U.K. visit and Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.   The overall emphasis was on the U.S. economy, employment, job-training and the larger goal of leveraging economic strength to advance American interests.

The administration kept the cameras rolling as key cabinet members and White House officials discussed ongoing initiatives with a heavy emphasis on workforce development. If you want an idea of the massive scale and scope of Trump’s MAGAnomic initiatives for American workers, watch this video in its entirety.

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Labor Secretary Acosta discussed an ongoing workforce development initiative for providing job skills and apprenticeship programs for former prisoners/inmates.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the expanded investment into the U.S., massive employment opportunity for skilled workers, and the importance of continuing to develop a skilled labor pool.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed his trip to North Korea and ongoing efforts to come to an agreement on a strategic denuclearization.  Additionally, Pompeo gave an overview of his side of the NATO talks and the commitments he received from NATO partners.  On the recent trip to Mexico City, Secretary Pompeo talked about his meeting with President-elect AMLO.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, returns to the discussion of workforce development and an initiative for congress to reform Pell grants so they can also be used for apprenticeship programs and STEM programs.  Additionally Mrs. DeVos talked about the merging of the Education and Labor Departments to create a synergy for a trained U.S. workforce.

*Key nuanced point* that will be missed by all media (approx 41:30) where Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discusses AG trade.  Notice how he frames an approach of two *individual* farmer trade deals; one for Mexico and one for Canada – that means the overall approach is bilateral, not NAFTA.  The implication here, within Perdue’s framework, confirms all suspicions for the future of NAFTA, it’s dead.  What remains is the timing of the announcement (that’s political).

The Financial Post noticed another aspect:

The U.S. and Mexico are “getting closer” to reaching a trade deal, and the administration may advance separate talks with Canada later, Trump told reporters at the start of a cabinet meeting in Washington on Wednesday. The president added that he and newly elected Lopez Obrador are “doing great.”

“We have had very good sessions with Mexico and with the new president of Mexico, who won overwhelmingly, and we’re doing very well on our trade agreement,” Trump said to reporters ahead of a meeting of his cabinet at the White House.  “So we’ll see what happens. We may do a deal separately with Mexico and we’ll negotiate with Canada at a later time. But we’re having very good discussions with Mexico.”  (read more)

Everything about the aggregate Trump Doctrine ties back to the economics of everything.  MAGAnomics focuses on the strength of the U.S. economy and the critical middle-class manufacturing and industrial workforce.  Economic nationalism is America-First.

The multinationals (corporations and financial entities) don’t like President Trump; nor do they like any politician who expresses economic nationalism – with the exception of Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom they had been using as the fulcrum for their investment betting on the U.S. as following a service-driven economic model.

Trump has crushed that fulcrum.  The economic globe is in a state of flux while it resets to the natural fulcrum with the U.S. as the centerpiece.  Previously we have explained the dynamic of this flux-time as the space between two economic engines.  Only President Trump could pull off this reset… his plans therein were assembled over decades.

Ultimately capital investment follows the pathway to the strongest and most consistent return. It is the natural order of finance for money to flow toward strength. President Trump, and the dynamic economic team carrying out the America-first economic agenda, knows this truism will remain the one constant in an ever changing universe.

That’s why team Trump don’t worry about downside market fluctuations, outside of trying to remove talking points from the media narrative engineers. The team knows ultimately the money will flow toward the MAGAnomic result; a more ‘balanced’ U.S. economy.

Enhanced MAGAnomic policy to support a manufacturing and production base only increases the balance within the U.S. economy. Balance equals stability. Balance eliminates wealth disparity. Balance supports the middle-class of the economy. A strong middle-class equals a strong country.

With a strong country the influence of the U.S. increases. Global security is a downstream benefit from U.S. strength. Ultimately, at the 30,000 foot level, that’s why those who plan to benefit from global instability always need to focus on weakening the U.S.

 

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359 Responses to President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Economic Focus: Employment, Job-Training, Trade (and a little bombshell from Sonny Perdue)…

  1. Nigella says:

    And so the winning continues

    Liked by 33 people

  2. webgirlpdx says:

    What happened to all these massive resignation of staff and cabinet members this week because of Helsinki?

    Or not. Fake news perhaps?

    Liked by 30 people

  3. Oldschool says:

    POTUS looks like himself again
    Praise God

    Liked by 32 people

  4. Greg Sheldon says:

    I agree. DJT had to be not just thinking about it but planning for decades. Great article Sundance

    Liked by 2 people

  5. emet says:

    POTUS should appoint someone just to deal with Russian issues. Call him/her the “Russia Czar”.

    Liked by 52 people

  6. keeler says:

    POTUS is trying to warn Justin and Christie they’re about to blow their last chance at a good trade deal.

    Liked by 22 people

  7. Marygrace Powers says:

    “Additionally Mrs. DeVos talked about the merging of the Education and Labor Departments to create a synergy for a trained U.S. workforce.”

    Going forward this will be key. Our workforce will be phenomenal. #KAG

    Liked by 27 people

    • JX says:

      I’d prefer she advocate for the termination of the Dept of Ed. BTW, merging Educ. & Labor Depts. aligns with the “workforce” agenda of the OBE, Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Common Core crowd. DeVos and her foundation fund Common Core, so it’s no surprise.

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        I think that’s what’s happening. 🇺🇸

        Liked by 1 person

        • Marygrace Powers says:

          … that is terminating Dept of Education.

          Liked by 5 people

        • piper567 says:

          Marygrace, that’s NOT what’s happening.
          Last Cabinet meeting, this very merger was a part of the segment presented my Mick Mulvaney, in his role as Budget Director.
          I am certain no one here thinks Mulvaney is suspect.
          His presentation is outstanding…flipcharts and all. Sounds to me, when you listen to Mulvaney, that this was his idea.
          The man is on fire to reduce Government size, duplicated efforts/$$$, and we all know ab his work with the CPB…works his a$$ off he does.
          Should be easy to find his presentation-+ in CTH Archives.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            Mick was interviewed on a local talk show and he was very animated about moving some functions of Army Corps of Engineers to Transportation (issues regarding ports and dredging) and thus eliminating red-tape.

            Liked by 5 people

            • piper567 says:

              snarky, yeah, his mind is to be greatly admired.
              He’s the kind of guy who nobody can Ever pay enough.
              His services are just invaluable. I truly hope he will consider a political future.
              He sees the big picture, and then sees solutions. Just The Best.

              He, and Mnuchin, and Wilbur: I will drop everything to listen to them.
              Who woulda thunk it?
              Several yrs ago, I couldn’t have told you the names of Treasury or Commerce Sec’y, Budget Director? to save my life. huh?
              In today’s Cabinet meeting, I was waiting for Wilbur to get his turn!
              The times they are a-changin’, indeed.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            Mulvaney is delivering the opportunity to solve DeVos’ problem. The merger is a brilliant idea. DeVos was faced with a self-closure crisis/opportunity, but too quick and it just becomes a Gimmecrat talking point. This way – merging STUDENTS and WORKERS – OMG – brilliant. Don’t care who thought of it – just MAKE IT HAPPEN and give it MAGA leadership.

            The synergy there is fantastic! Trump is surrounding himself with the best. In any prior administration you would see silo fights. Here? It’s like they solve each other’s problems.

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            • Plain Jane says:

              This is taking my breath away. As a person who had to work in order to pay for my education; as a mother and mother-in-law of engineers and wife of an engineer; as a former teacher; and now as a grandmother of three engineering students, plus other grandchildren all the way to age 3, I am enthralled with the goals set forth between industry and education.

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            • Coldeadhands says:

              “Gimmiecrat” love it!

              Liked by 2 people

          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            Piper, 100% correct. He said those very words. The man M&M is a dynamite speaker. He and Secretary Ross ( may I call him Wolverine) are opposites in there presentation but dead on in their intellectual understanding of eachs problems that they deal with. Two of my favorite members.

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            • piper567 says:

              Daniel…me too…I am a Wilburine goupie!
              And Mulvaney is on fire…big future for That Guy! When he gave his merger talk, the scales fell from my eyes.
              We ARE looking at “change we can believe in”, ha!
              Gifted men.
              We are so fortunate. Just as then-candidate Trump said: I know the Killers…we will no longer be the stupid people.

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              • Daniel M. Camac says:

                I hear ya….and I think the LIV, at least some of them , are starting to see the light. If not , shame on them cuz we ain’t stopping this train. Toot-Toot! #MAGA

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                • Daniel M. Camac says:

                  Oh, let’s not forget Secretary MNuchin (I slaughtered his name). Same vibe as Mick and Wilbur. Totally in control of his area and what’s needs to happen. Gives a good interview as well.

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          • Marygrace Powers says:

            Donald Trump’s Plan to (Sort of) Eliminate The Department of Education, Briefly Explained

            By Libby Nelson@libbyanelson Jun 21, 2018, 5:10pm EDT

            ‘The Trump administration wants to combine the standalone Education and Labor Departments into a new Cabinet-level agency: the Department of Education and the Workforce.

            The proposal is part of the administration’s broader plan to reorganize the federal government, released Thursday. Overall, the plan would eliminate and combine government programs and give private industry a bigger role, including in the US Postal Service. It would also rename the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Public Welfare (and give it jurisdiction over food stamps), among nearly 30 other changes to how the federal government operates.

            “This effort, along with the recent executive orders on federal unions, are the biggest pieces so far of our plan to drain the swamp,” said Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney in a statement touting the plan.”

            https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/6/21/17489456/education-workforce-department

            Piper, I’m referring to the above which states the possibility of a new
            Cabinet-level agency: The Department of Education and the
            Workforce. Terminating in a sense the Dept. of Ed. as we know it.

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            • piper567 says:

              Marygrace, hey, Thanks for the link.
              yes, Mulvaney detailed this in his presentation.
              Will be interested to follow the progress of simplification which really cuts to the heart of corruption and graft in our Government.
              We really need a new Congress.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Agreed! It’s absolutely brilliant strategy, too.

          DeVos is amazing. She is FAR better than I ever expected. Drove that corrupt Runcie right out of there. Torpedoed all of Obama’s sick DoEd plans over the screams of the Satancrats. She looks like a poodle – Polly Purebred – but she’s Cerberus’ mom!

          Watch her hands, not the lips of those repeating the CONCERNS that the left dive-bombed us with before the appointment. I ate up those concerns back then – wrung my hands and shook my head – but they were WRONG. DeVos does EVERYTHING that Trump asks.

          Pocahontas went after DeVos like a rabid cat. Why? Exactly what we’re seeing now! The woman has MAGA tattooed on her…. “whatever”! 😉

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          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            Wolf, I hear ya. Since when did we give a rat’s A$$ about Fuaxcahontas anywho. I thought Devos was a good pick. Glad to see she’s up to the task. Btw- really enjoy your input on many issues. I’m just a retired scientist that saw that America was being subjected to a nasty virus.

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              Please to meet you, Daniel! Isn’t retirement great? Glad to have you “in the lookout tree”! 😀 And we need all the STEMmies we can get here, so hallelujah!

              A nasty virus indeed! But we’ve got the MAGA cure! Isn’t the internet wonderful? It’s almost as if God said “Hmmm – all that elderly wisdom just going to waste. All they can do is vote, and idiots are telling them how. That Trump guy knows it, too. He doesn’t REALLY want to retire. Let’s see if we can do something about this situation.”

              It’s wonderful to no longer have to listen to those young MSM airheads like Wolf Blitzer with their 4AM KGB-CIA-DNC talking points, trying to tell US what matters! 😉

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              • Daniel M. Camac says:

                Wolf, I jumped on a branch just before the “election ” and never looked down. Stopped watching MSM 20+ years ago and never looked back. I was still working then so really didn’t follow politics except when voting season came around. Now I’ve had the time to actually research (ooohh) and see what a sham our country has been put through and I DONT LIKE IT! Obviously a lot of Americans feel the same way ergo 2016 election!
                May our spirit continue to erode The Lefts anti-American message and deliver us from the evil that Ovomit and his predecessors tried to take over our beloved country. Peace through Strength!

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      Absolutely love this idea! The Common Core folks will lose their minds. No more indoctrination, the kids will actually learn a skill. No Gender Studies, or White Privilege Is Horrible degrees. Welding, Crane Operations, Plumbers, Semi Truck Driving, Railroad Engineers–Bring it!!!!!!

      Liked by 20 people

      • Alison says:

        Indeed, Mncpo. There is much incestuous, circular money flowing from federal coffers to public grade schools/universities to political contributions to those who authorize the federal largesse.

        My hope is the federal grant/loan programs will become more closely tied to measured benefit. A student of gender studies should absolutely not be on par with a skilled labor or STEM student when it comes to dishing out taxpayer funds.

        There is so much about our education system that hasn’t changed in 60 years. A massive overhaul is a start 😊

        Liked by 11 people

      • Bruce Fauth says:

        Thanks for your service Mncpo

        Liked by 2 people

      • Rami says:

        When I was in high school in the 70’s, we had skills training. For 3 hrs of the school day, if you chose, we had classes in auto mechanics/body shop, cosmetology, carpentry, electrical, masonry and machine shop. Based on the class and licenses required for the state you could walk out of high school and almost always get a job. Would be great if this came back.

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        • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

          Would also be great if the phrase “… or relevant equivalent work experience in lieu of degree…” would come back.
          Since the WSJ, for what it is worth, wrote a few articles in the past months lamenting about how much companies are spending to “train” the recently college graduates in basic office skills and in basic applied industrial engineering practices, those like me who have many years on our tools could provide a significant RIO if we were provided the opportunity to advance into the “office”.
          If I am remembering, the “in lieu of” clause was prevalent until the early 1990’s; then some type of Accredited Degree was required for just about everything. Most likely why I spend at least 10 to 20 hours a week “training” new engineers.

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        • piper567 says:

          Rami, us too…AND girls could take anything they wanted.
          so oppressive it was.
          and all the cute guys were in these electives, ha!

          Liked by 1 person

          • Rami says:

            There were 2 high schools and together the students built one house per year. It was designed to give the students “on the job training”. The house was sold and the funds went back to the programs.

            Liked by 5 people

            • piper567 says:

              Rami, now there’s a really good idea.
              Everyone wins on that one.
              Our local Trade school does prefab housing from nails and lumber to onsite delivery.
              Waiting lists…for both the training and the homes themselves.
              Awesome program. They set up displays at State-wide Fairs…lots of recruiting.

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        • Eaglemom says:

          The high schools (in my very blue state) still have skills training/Polytech for cosmetology, carpentry, electrical, machine shop and more. Shocking, I know!

          Liked by 4 people

        • GB Bari says:

          Same back in the ‘60’s too. Our high school offered metal shop, wood shop, auto mechanics, and electronics. I took three years of electronics the went to a local community college and got an AA degree in electronics. That got me immediately employed for the next 46 years! My employer later paid for my engineering degree and an MBA too.
          So it all began by good technical training in high school.

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      • If the elites haven’t figured it out by now, they never will. A well trained plumber, electrician,mechanic or engineer makes a lot of money. Certainly more than a Gender Studies Poet. Certainly more than a White Priviledge Folk Singer. A lot more money than a BlackLivesMatter Parade Marcher. A Welder’s Certificate should be more valuable than a degree in Women’s Liberation Parade Organizing.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          Yes, Mickey. But when you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail;
          Largely, the influential Marxists are suburban or upper class intellectuals (all the way from Marx himself, to Alexandria Octavio-Cortez, etc.), and so they think the best thing for all people to achieve is to have a graduate degree in Gender-Studies Poetry. And, you should not have to work while earning your degree.

          This is the world they have created. They look down on skilled-labor, and on low-skill and unskilled labor, with contempt.

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        • DCP says:

          My daughter’s, friend’s, husband (… yes, that’s right), is the Service Manager at an Auto Dealership. He has a standing need for people who want to learn to be mechanics. He starts them off learning to do oil changes and they work their way up as their skills increase. And he can’t get enough people.
          DCP

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          • annieoakley says:

            They don’t like to get their hands dirty. Grease under your fingernails and all that.

            Liked by 2 people

          • piper567 says:

            DCP, so, now not only the Universities are doing remedial learning, but now our car dealers are so engaged.
            No wonder their services are so costly!
            this is truly pathetic.
            Its also why Mulvaney proposed merging Edu and Labor departments.
            If your little kumquat still wants to take Feminist Dance Theory, he/she may…meanwhile…back in the Real World…this problem of more jobs than skilled takers needs att’n ASAP.
            Wilbur’s presentation at today’s Cabinet meeting was very sobering.

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            • GB Bari says:

              Actually dealerships almost always have larger overhead costs to meet so their service department $ rates reflect that. OJT for new hires doesn’t hardly impact their rates at all since those entry jobs pay lower rates plus they perform a lot of the unskilled tasks and allow the skilled labor to focus on production (greater throughput).
              Independent service garages are your better value if you can find a reliable one nearby.

              Note on my source – I have a really close relative who spent a few years working at two dealerships to study the business. He learned a LOT.

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              • piper567 says:

                GB, helpful. I was just generalizing…caught.
                I have never used a dealer for service, am blessed with a reliable independent I have used for 20 yrs now.
                I do know that my rates for similar services are far less than a fieind who uses a Chevy Dealer. I think that’s where my comment came from. I think she consistently pays too much.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Not sure about that, would depend on Soros starting wage, for ‘street agitator’, ‘community organiser’, or ‘masked urine thrower’.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            Dutchman, Good. Then Soros can also start paying for bonds and court costs when his underlings get arrested under the LAW that should have been applied years ago. Of course some may not make it to the courtroom. BOO-HOO!

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        • Somebody says:

          Yes all those trades earn a comfortable living…..btw add underwater to welding and you are rolling in the deep….pardon the pun.

          Liked by 3 people

    • All American Snowflake says:

      Our workforce will finally be getting a decent, viable education.

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    • talker2u says:

      I hope we see the fall of the university and the rise of the vocational institute.

      Liked by 10 people

  8. deepdivemaga says:

    I needed this after this week. Let’s keep on winning folks! Full speed ahead!

    Liked by 10 people

  9. fleporeblog says:

    Here is another truism that Charles Payne pointed out today! Tariffs are have absolutely NO effect on our Economy!

    Liked by 18 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      There’s that man Charles Payne. He was reporting the AG news this morning during his quest host stint on the Cavuto FBN Show. he used that news and economic news to beat up on Cavuto’s usual cast of Trump bashers.

      Today was Charles Payne vs the Fox neverTrumpers as he was guest host on FBN and Fox news Shows today. He is by far the smartest guy working on Fox. Liz MacDonald is on FBN now, standing in for Maria B also doing a good job.

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  10. fleporeblog says:

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      flep, this is really great/vocational education is key.

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      • blind no longer says:

        This is fantastic! My husband teaches construction at a local vocational high school in GA. It is amazing how many employers in the trades call him every week looking for students about to graduate, that have the skill to fit their particular need.

        If his students chose they can enroll in a vocational college across the street or hire entry level jobs with local business tradesmen.

        Interestingly, there are many more females who are entering the program with an interest in electrical and framing.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          That is a great ground report! What is so exciting about this initiative is that Generation Z are going to benefit from real opportunities that won’t require them to have such incredible debt from going to college. They will have choices on whether to go to college or get into an apprenticeship program that will give them an opportunity to make a great living for themselves and their family.

          I also loved Ivanka acknowledging that this initiative covers the entire spectrum of workers. Those out of high school and those that are older in age that may find their job being lost to automation as well as prisoners rejoining society.

          AMERICA FIRST!

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          • litlbit2 says:

            Totally agree, myself being in heavy construction for many years. Approximately or at least ten years ago the industry began facing a huge deficit of qualified workers in the trades. The good ole boy labor unions watched the massive declines probably for the agenda, MHO allowing most new workers to be cheap illegals to maximize profits as America declined 2000-2016.

            With the new emphasis on training the younger folks along with the occurring economic growth many workers will achieve the American dream along with a skill that will benefit them and their families for years. Think carpenters, drywall/taping, plumbers, painters etc as you today look down your street to see a property owner/wife thinking remodeling on some scale. MAGA, one man and “my little friends” remembered for generations to come.

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        • annieoakley says:

          I only wish this had been available to me. Even 5 years ago I would have jumped at the chance.

          Liked by 5 people

        • Rami says:

          One thing about it…try outsourcing a plumber or an electrician, ain’t going to happen.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Had a new HVAC system installed in the attic. It was a young gal who did it. Amazing. (And not one of those large Soviet Union babes, either) Regular sized gal.

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    • singingsoul says:

      Oh look in the pic Pence next to Session? mmh.
      I am glad Pence can Twitter again after the storm subsided. I do not like that man he does not give off good vibes…(:

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      • G. Combs says:

        Gunny just did a list of Pence ACTIONS on the jul 18th Presidential thread (pg4??) that adds facts to your bad vibes. I do not like him either. PURE politician.
        Sessions? Jury is stil out since court cases take a long time to prep and depend on actual evidence much of which has been destroyed…. BY THE FBI… snarl.

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  11. dutzie60 says:

    Who is sitting on PT’s left side? I can’t recognize him. Thanks.

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  12. White Apple says:

    Youth goes to our public schools and come out socialist/communism indoctrinated Libtards. They have no real developed job skills for being productive for themselves. It is a tremendous costly waste……not to mention a scam over America’s youth.

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    • CarolynH says:

      By any chance have you seen the long trailer for a new 10 part series STARZ plans to air in August..a mixed race high school in IL. I found the trailer beyond disturbing the way it pushed shaming kinds in this school for being white and black kids playing victimhood.to the hilt. This is educate today and I don’t see Betsy or even Ben Carson addressing it.

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    • L. Gee says:

      Actually, I’ve heard of several smaller public schools around Texas (my old high school, for example) that are providing kids with lots more vocational training. I think this will be come more popular as Trump’s policies begin to change the employment landscape.

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  13. ForGodandCountry says:

    I will die of shock if I ever hear PDJT say his relationship with whomever isn’t “going great”. I completely understand there is very little benefit, if any, to say otherwise. But to say that of the incoming jackass in Meh-ico is a stretch indeed.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Kushner, Pompeo and Lighthizer et al went to meet with him before the NATO/Putin trip… so, apparently things went really well with that meeting.

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    • It’s his standard reply. Which is fine. The thing is, POTUS isn’t a judgmental person. Mexico is sovereign. They elected AMLO. PT is willing to do deals with him as a duly elected official of another nation.

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    • Sharon says:

      For POTUS to say the relationship with Mexico’s new president probably has nothing to do with his opinion of Mexico’s new president.

      I would guess it has do with this – that the relationship is developing exactly as he wants it to develop – in order to obtain for our country the best possible leverage for decisions and conferences coming down the line.

      It is especially important for a national leader to develop relationships with jackasses everywhere, with a view to both the past and the future. Mr. Trump knows how to work relationships for the benefit of whatever entity he is representing.

      He does not mean (I would guess) that the incoming jackass is his new best friend, or that he trusts him, or that he’s going to let him do what he wants.

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  14. fleporeblog says:

    AMERICA FIRST BABY!

    From the article linked above:

    Job growth for foreign-born workers in the United States have fallen for the second consecutive month, the latest employment data reveals.

    This decline in growth for foreign-born workers over the months of May and June is welcome news for native-born American workers who are seeing steady economic growth for the second month in a row.

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  15. rsanchez1990 says:

    American money is an even more pressing issue for AMLO than for Trudeau. He’s gonna need to pay for his Marxist programs somehow. Mexico has long said that cheap American corn has ruined their agricultural sector. Marxists love to return to agrarianism, so AMLO is probably working with President Trump to replace NAFTA with a new deal that protects Mexican farming while also keeping American money flowing. What’s a good thing AMLO can give in return? Well, paying for the wall will go a long way…

    And we’ll need it when AMLO’s Marxist policies inevitably fail. The wall will allow us to better manage the subsequent humanitarian catastrophe.

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    • dutzie60 says:

      Along with closing his southern border to keep Central Americans and others from trekin to the US.

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        I’m thinking that maybe Pompeo laid down the ground rules for what is, and is not, negotiable with President Trump.
        It will save time & histrionics.
        That’s a good thing.
        Shame it didn’t work with Justin.

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  16. thedoc00 says:

    Don’t know what happened last night but Charles Payne and Liz MacDonald were all over the place today successfully battles the Globalists on Fox News and FBN today. By the way, Charles was using all the news covered in this cabinet meeting, before the meeting even took place including the AG report.

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  17. Oldskool says:

    I agree the President looks better today and seems to be himself again. Several posters here have mentioned how at Helsinki he looked sort of down when they walked to and from the news conference and his presentation during it seemed distracted. From being tired? I don’t think so, we all know he’s the guy to get the ball to in the big moment. My thought at the time was that Putin passed on some info that was very disconcerting and basically rocked him. Of course we’ll know by watching personnel movements.

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    • fanbeav says:

      And to think the Dem’s are demanding that the interpreter at Helsinki testify before Congress!

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      • Sharon says:

        Watch the demonrats try to blackmail or bribe the interpreter in the near future! Who knows what they will try to do they are so evil!

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          I hope they go easy on that interpreter. I hear he or she has been suicidal lately, and might just give himself or herself a double tap to the back of the head, if things do not go well.

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      • Critical Mass says:

        What a cheek! They were not elected to run the country, and now they are hijacking the authority and obligation of the President to manage foreign diplomacy. If they go much further down this track, they are well on the way to charges of sedition.

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      • piper567 says:

        fanbeav…doncha love it?
        they can’t stand it that Trump is totally outside of their control. and mum.
        And, of course, they are scared sh!tless!

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      • Payday says:

        Executive privilege. Will need Supreme Court action to force it.

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    • Risasi says:

      Yeah, they also claimed Putin walked out first and Trump was slumped.

      I now believe that was somebody gaslighting us. PDJT walked out first, then slowed down so Putin could catch up so they could walk out together. He’s a short little guy you know. Short femurs…

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    • Jackie Joy says:

      Perhaps worried/distressed by the SS Agent’s stroke and death? Trump really seems to care about the people around him, and that agent had/has small children.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Jackie Joy says:
        “Perhaps worried/distressed by the SS Agent’s stroke and death? Trump really seems to care about the people around him, and that agent had/has small children.”
        ___________________________________
        I thought the same.

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    • NCPatrick says:

      I thought this myself, Oldskool, but when we heard about the sudden stroke death of one of his Secret Service people while they were in Scotland, that explained it to me. The man was in his 40s and totally unexpected. Mr. Trump and Melania were going to pay a comfort visit to the man’s family today so it has been a very rough week for our Lion.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      He may have received word that one of his security people died of that CVA in Britain. The President doesn’t strike me as the kind of man that surrounds himself with faceless minions.

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    • Critical Mass says:

      That was my observation as well – that the President was shocked, almost rattled by something. President Putin was also very uncomfortable about something. I’m speculating here, but Putin’s demeanor was that of someone who was taking a huge gamble, was relieved he had done so, and was hoping like mad that his gamble would pay off. It was also like he was really glad to get something off his chest.

      Putin is no saint, and the Russians have played some dirty tricks in the past, but the bombshells he dropped about Browder, Hillary, and US intelligence agents show that there was perfidy on both sides. The Russians must have resented this – that they had always been painted as the bogeyman. And rightly so.

      The only other possibility is that Putin had become cynical in dealing with previous American presidents, and for good reason. He may have been taken aback by Trump’s directness and strength.

      Who knows or who will ever know?

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      • GB Bari says:

        It’s an interesting sideshow for many, I’m sure.

        I’m only interested in the results..which will take time to become evident.

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        • Critical Mass says:

          If that is what you think, that’s fine. Feel free to direct your dismissive and abrasive remarks to the dozens of other people who have made similar comments on this article and many other articles on the summit over the past several days.

          The personal dynamics between world leaders are hardly a sideshow as you so so superciliously comment.

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    • Lack is not all says:

      Concur. Dont have “like” but agree totally. He was like bewildered with the news he got from Putin. Putin , on the contrary was happy he had a chance to tell Trump those news. Amateurish Psychology on my part but I have been observing Trump for so long , at least since the 1980s , that I think I know him really well. Besides his face is an open book, the face of a sincere, honest man.

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    • G. Combs says:

      One of the Secret Service Agents guarding him had just died of a stroke. I think that would make President Trump somber since he probably knew the guy personally and knew he left a wife and two children behind. The guy was just 42.

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  18. Mongo says:

    I like this nugget per Financial Post article:

    “At the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Pompeo said he hoped there would be progress on trade talks soon.
    “We made clear to them (Mexico) that the migration issue must be resolved and we need to have strong borders,” he said about last week’s visit.”

    Note Pompeo, not a US trade negotiator, delivered this message: “Mexico stop the land bridge between Central America and the United States and you will get a decent trade deal.”

    For Mexico this would be easy, and even better, they don’t have to pay for a wall, the one on their Southern border will do just fine. (Illegal immigration of Mexican nationals is a trickle now)

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      We still need a WALL. No compromise on that… we have been promised one since Reagan!

      Liked by 8 people

      • blind no longer says:

        Amen Sandra!! I want my WALL! PDJT won’t be there after 2024, and we will need a barrier for sure then!

        Liked by 2 people

      • ristvan says:

        Two walls better than one.
        AMLO builds one on his (narrow so easy) south border. That protects Mexico and takes care of our MS13 and Central American ‘refugees’ problems.
        We build one on our wide so difficult south border. That takes care of Sinaloa cartel and such plus future Mexican illegals as our economy picks up and theirs implodes thanks to AMLO socialist policies. Imagine ‘Venezuela’ at our doorstep in 5-10 years.
        Don’t just look at the present, look at the likely future as POTUS has been doing. (Specific examples include Nord2 Russia/German gas pipeline, NAFTA, Paris Climate Accord, NoKo denuc…)

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        • Critical Mass says:

          There is already a border wall between Mexico and Guatemala on Mexico’s southern border, although it is not continuous due to the mountainous terrain.

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          • blondegator says:

            Not really….see my post below.

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            • Critical Mass says:

              “Not really”? Your point being? There is either “really” a border or there is “not” a border wall.

              My comment is a statement of fact – no more, no less. I was not aware that a dissertation or a short story was required in writing comments on this site.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      Well, President Trump did say Mexico would pay for a wall!!! We still need our own, of course.

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    • blondegator says:

      Trust me. The southern border of Mexico is about as porous as it gets. I should know, I webacked it (oops, wacist) that border myself about 8 years ago. Mr. BG & I drove to Costa Rica & back from South Florida. I blogged the whole thing.

      On our return trip, we illegally crossed the southern Mexican border, about 3 KM (not miles!) from an “official crossing”. Not even a small fence to stop us. We paid a “mule” about $50 to show us where to cross, after getting hung up by a bureaucratic updefuch with our paperwork on the outbound leg of our journey, by a corrupt cop. You can read our little adventure here (1st link) and the pics of our “scary” part of the trip are at the bottom of the Guatemala photo page (2nd link):

      http://blondephotos.org/BlondeGator/?p=1162
      http://blondephotos.org/BlondeGator/?page_id=793

      I’d also add that in every country in Central America, there are “stops”, usually manned by military personnel with firearms (and in Mexico, sometimes with Marines with machine guns in emplacements, as well as with drug dogs)….where they pull everyone over and toss at will. Particularly buses, where they make everyone get off, search their luggage, and turn back illegals. We saw this over and over. They never “tossed” us, but we did pay more than a couple of bribes to get through borders real fast. Funniest thing we learned at one of these stops (in Honduras) is that it’s illegal for a driver to smoke cigarettes while the vehicle is moving!!!!

      Mexico is perfectly capable of stopping this flow of refugees/immigrants if they choose to. It’s just a matter of making them decide it’s worth their while to do it. Personally, I don’t care if our pressure is positive or negative, if it were up to me, I’d tax Remittances at 75%.

      Sorry for the long tale, but it’s worth understanding a bit of how the borders down in Central America work (or don’t). I’d do it again in a heartbeat if the drug violence in Mexico ever gets cleaned up, but wouldn’t even think about it today. Which is so sad….it was a great adventure!

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      • GB Bari says:

        Thank you for your witness. Wonder how much has changed in 8 years. It seems that migrants from CA and SA haven’t had much difficulty coming north thru Mexico for some time.

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  19. MfM says:

    Leftists don’t believe anything can be going well for the country.

    They are either screaming that it wouldn’t be this good if Obama hadn’t done a fantastic job laying out the groundwork… or they are pointing out we are still 21 Trillion in debt.

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  20. Carl Pacifico says:

    What possessed the indoctrinators with the concept that teaching vocational skills to high school students was no longer needed? These intellectual morons have destroyed the livelihood of so many. They have funneled our youth into useless higher education leaving them completely unprepared to think, earn a living or contribute. SHEEP skin takes on a whole new meaning.

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    • maxwell102 says:

      many manufacturing jobs require trade type skills, such as welding, machinists, pipefitters, instrumentation and electricians, etc. where service jobs require a welcome to __________, smile, and handing back the change you are told to hand back

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        and from those service sector employees, you hardly get that.

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      • Dutchman says:

        SKILLS? How about the complex, and so RARE skills of; reading a tape measure, adding and subtracting fractions,….I noticed 10-15 years ago, employers in construction related trades (cabinet shops, door shops, construction supplies) began giving applicants tests in such basic math skills.
        Then, notice tape measures being sold all had one side in inches, other in metric.
        Then noticed only construction jobs for English speakers, were for bilingual, as foreman.
        But, (illegal) immigrants only take jobs real Americans don’t want.
        Oh, in addition to reading a tape measure, and basic math, reading BLUEPRINTS would be a great ‘skill’ to teach, even at high school level.

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    • blind no longer says:

      AMEN Carl, not everybody is college material. People were sold a bill of goods starting 30 years ago, that if you wanted to make money and be successful you needed that piece of paper. Hard work and the dignity of work, is wonderful.

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      • piper567 says:

        Blindnomore…
        its Not an issue of being or not being “college material”.
        That kind of thinking is what allows the snobs to look down on a welder friend, who not only clears ab $75,000/yr but blacksmiths, and has a yrs worth of backorders.
        A neighbors son, who easily passed admissions test for local U, is going into welding, bc he’s a musician, wants to be rich, and like his job…so he can play the sax.
        We really want something for everyone, especially those who think for themselves.

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    • DD More says:

      Carl, you miss one extra big factor. To miss quote Tennessee Ernie

      You get sixteen degrees, what do you get?
      Another day older and deeper in debt
      Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
      I owe my soul to the goberment bank

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Bam.

        An entire slice of your demographic disgruntled because they have no jobs and $50,000 + in debt….then, you go tell them who supposedly caused their problems, and you and Alexandria Octavio-Cortez tell them you have a solution.

        Listen. You HAVE to give credit to the Communists for 1. having a very clever plan, 2 carrying it out across decades and 3 it worked.

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    • annieoakley says:

      Useless higher education is only for Indoctrination.

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    • MAJA says:

      It was part of the plan. They knew no one would need manual or production skills because they were moving the jobs off shore.

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    • Convert says:

      My husband has been screaming that for 25 years.

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  21. Publius2016 says:

    and inly one followup with Sarah??? WH Press is dead to America First!

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  22. Hollywood Bungalow says:

    Just wanted to pass along more confirmation that the economy is absolutely booming. I meet with various businesses of all sizes and when talking labor, every one of them talks about how they are looking for good workers. Every single one.

    While I realize there can be some disparity throughout the country, based on what I’ve consistently heard, if someone wanted a job at say, a manufacturing facility, check out their website, see what jobs are available, brush up your resume and literally walk right in the door and tell them you’re interested!

    I kid you not, based on the stories I’ve heard about companies trying to find good workers. You show up and show some initiative and tell them you can even pass a drug test and you may just have yourself a job.

    Even if you don’t have the skills, many companies will happily train the right candidate.

    Rising wages, benefits are increasing, now’s the time to be bold for job-seekers!

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    • prenanny says:

      That is very good news indeed that companies are eager for people to walk through the door seeking employment. The reliance on computer based applications has created a barrier that does neither any good. Face to face contact is always the best way to hire people. That means smiling helpful people at front desk and in HR that are not playing with their cell phones while candidates are “in the building”.

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      • piper567 says:

        prenanny, a v good point.
        Saves everyone a LOT of time, also.
        No deception, just face to face.
        The magic words: you’re hired.

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        • prenanny says:

          Companies large and small have got to start controlling their own hiring again, employees after all are the future of their business. It cannot be outsourced to websites with unknown algorithms or silly psycho babble questionnaires.

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          • piper567 says:

            I entirely agree…the smart HR folks will jettison the PC crap IF they are interested in climbing on The Train.
            Some will, some won’t. evermore.

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    • GB Bari says:

      “..pass a drug test,..”

      Right there is a major stumbling block for far too many young people. They’ve been too used to freely engaging in unimpeded recreational drug use for a few decades. It’s one reason why truck companies cannot find drivers. Lots of applicants but most fail the drug test.

      Another result of five decades of Leftwing pop culture.

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  23. cliffaheadwolvesbehind says:

    I’ve written to the WH to offer support and donated to soften the outrageous backlash, but my question is what can we do to stop them from trying to remove him from office?
    The Republicans have abandoned him(again!) And maybe I’m anxious but my stomach gets nervous sometimes that they will scream so hard that they push it over the line and really try to make him leave office.
    Who would come up with a plan? So many of you seem so knowledgeable so I’m hoping someone would have real ideas as to what to do.The Republican officials really are the most disloyal bunch. Ugh
    And yes, he does look better today! Thank goodness!

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  24. Publius2016 says:

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  25. Bree says:

    Wonderful! Good riddance NAFTA!!!!!

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  26. alliwantissometruth says:

    What’s utterly amazing is the Presidents ability to keep his focus on what’s truly important & getting so much done. all while completely surrounded by the most vicious non-stop attacks from the political & (I repeat myself) media complexes worldwide

    It’s like playing a round of golf & going 10 under par in a massive snowstorm. It’s like writing the Theory of Relativity while surrounded by screaming children. It’s like defusing a bomb onstage while a heavy metal band plays

    Just think what could be accomplished if the entire country, including the political & media establishment, were behind him

    One man is cutting down all the bullshit known as “political reality” worldwide, & his weapon is the truth & common sense

    The entire world can be reset & all the people worldwide could benefit, yet the establishment & their globalist masters fight it, with great assist from the stupid people (brainwashed voters, third world peasants, etc.)

    While I understand Trump is a phenomenon not seen in politics since who knows when, & skepticism runs deep, results are results. The man is doing exactly what smart, conservative citizens want & he’s doing exactly what the brain dead liberals have been screaming for for decades, speak truth to power & return the power to the people

    A leader in this mold, with worldwide implications, we haven’t seen, & he’s putting back our country’s viability, prosperity & leadership like a man possessed

    How sad that he has to go through this despicable corrupt & criminal shit storm. How sad we, & the people of the world, have to fight through the same shit storm to try to benefit from our Presidents leadership

    On a positive note, I believe Trump, with we the people behind him, will ultimately win. It’s just too bad we have such a huge obstacle to remove before we & the rest of the world can truly MAGA

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    • Publius2016 says:

      we must be in front, beside and behind! He is our President and leader for 21st Century!

      Liked by 1 person

    • blind no longer says:

      Fantastic post, all!

      Liked by 1 person

    • MILupper says:

      Ding Ding Ding
      One man is cutting down all the bullshit known as “political reality” worldwide, & his weapon is the truth & common sense.
      Best explanation of President Trump and his 63 million loyal voters in 1 short sentence.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Couldn’t be done, WITHOUT the obstacle. Ironically, in a way we have killary, obummer and the rest to thank for ‘setting up’ the opportunity for DJT.

      It’s kinda like, you wouldn’t appreciate a prime rib sandwitch, if you have one everyday for lunch.

      On the other hand, eat a sh*t sandwich, every blanketyblanc day for 8, 16, 20 years, and then be told your option is more of the same crap sandwiches, or prime rib, well. Choice is easy.

      Anyway, the resistance and projection is all part of the ‘package’. Sure, it would be great if everyone could get behind our President to support him, rather than stab him in back, and enjoy the winning that comes with MAGA.

      But, we’re still in the sorting; separating the wheat from the chaff; the ‘useful idiots’ from the true, hard core Marxist believers. Walkaway shows their are many still to come to the light.

      As suggested earlier, humor is a great tool; USE it! Let not your heartbe troubled, rather LAUGH at the antics of those foolish enough to TRY to oppose OUR GLORIOUS BASTARD, VERY STABLE GENIUS, for all their efforts will be futile. And don’t get tired of winning!

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      • Justbill says:

        Thanks Dutchman! For months I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell VSG meant! I know! I know! Sometimes quickly! Sometimes slowly!

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    • piper567 says:

      alliwant, remember, many many folks were entirely in the dark ab the extent of corruption and filth in our government institutions. I sure was. I hated ozero, but had NO idea how far and deep the cancer had spread.
      Trump has brought the light, bigly, and despite the co-ordinated assault on our Beacon, our Lion, folks are beginning to respond to the light, common sense and truth.
      I have never lost sight of the fact that these SC revelations are the very thing which will bring them all down…how sweet it is.
      I do so love the tweets of the condemned.
      They are almost to the point of being pathetic.
      Not yet feeling sorry for them, but hey are really sad.
      Even the jaded polls show people are a-wakening.
      God bless President Trump.

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  27. Justice Warrior says:

    Hanging on and hoping!

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  28. Publius2016 says:

    ever heard of a Secretary looking forward to losing her job in a reorganization? incredible!

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Cheri Lawrence says:

    Such transparency is so refreshing. Loved hearing about the focus on jobs and prosperity. Love the inclusion of prison reform where time can be spent in job training and rehabilitation to reenter society successfully rather than just giving up on these people some of who are refugees of a society that took from some so others could prosper.

    Now if we can eliminate Monsanto (part of the NWO) and their chokehold on our wheat lacing our crops with known poisonous pesticides and genetically engineered seeds bound with these same carcinogens out of business we can go back to producing healthy agricultural products that can compete on the world stage and bring an end to all this disease. Remember the dark act that almost passed several years ago where they almost successfully lobbied to not even have to label the food as GMO.

    I thank God every day for POTUS and the takedown of this corruption that has almost brought us along with our farmers to it’s knees with corporate greed and the spread of disease through the very well planned manipulation of our food. It is a disgrace!

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  30. Frank says:

    Good news from the Trump team. I’m glad to hear DeVos is pushing to make the Pell system more relevant. I could have used that federal aid when I was earning my degree, but the globalists won’t help any American trying to enter a competitive STEM field. The globalists want all those jobs to go to foreigners. More H1B’s! More immigration! Uh, no. Shit like that is why Trump won and will continue to win. Globalism is dead, and the globalists killed it.

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  31. litlbit2 says:

    Now the most important news item of the day! “Did he say would or wouldn’t.” “They really told Schumer to kiss my A$$” lmao, lmao, 🤣

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  32. frank field says:

    Our Lion. The enjoined cabinet. In synch. Working and winning. Wish they would have brought up merit based immigration about 30 times!

    We truely are taking our winnamins again though!

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  33. Sy_N_Tist says:

    Please address your comments directly to President Trump. I am sure he will give your email/letter the serious consideration that it deserves.

    Not sarc

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    • piper567 says:

      jimbo, its not what we Ever disagree on here, its When.
      And fortunately for us, the President is in charge, we’re not.
      I believe his perspective is a bit better than mine.

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  34. Doug says:

    Dont forget a new circuit court judge was approved today to Fifth Circuit setting a new record for the amount of Circuit Court judges approved in a Presidents first two years… tomorrow will be another one for the Ninth Circis which will be alot less circusy when trumps done filling the 7 openings there

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  35. American says:

    But I’m a leftard, how can I survive without living in a failed Venezuelan economy so bad the military controls access to water which you have to pay them for or you die of thirst? How can I live in a country that isn’t controlled by totalitarian Marxists and elitists? How can I live in a country that doesn’t misuse the government to severely persecute the moral (with bankruptcy and incarceration) for failing to bake me a cake if I want to take it in the ass and desecrate holy matrimony? Where’s Obama and crooked Hillary my heroes to save me? What’s HAPPENING???

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  36. Excellent, inspiring meeting. An approach to transparency, and education that had been missing from our country. Thanks to every member of the President’s Cabinet. His daughter was surprisingly articulate; the word holistic has been abused, but it can be a wonderful approach to health and healing; a good economy reflects a healthy country.

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  37. jimbo says:

    ” with the exception of Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom they had been using as the fulcrum for their investment betting on the U.S. as following a service-driven economic model.”

    The globalists (they) have already bet against the USA (bet on us to fail) and the treacherous establishment puppeticians in DC are making sure it happens, as they are paid to do by their globalist corporate masters.

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  38. highdezertgator says:

    Irritating video feed……Could Foxy Mr Shine (new com director) get one damn HD camera in the room with a boom mike so all the MSM Fake media can get the hell out of there and watch it on the WH Camera feed like the rest of us…. $4 trillion dollar budget and we have the quality of 5th grade video class feed. (no insult intended to 5th graders who actually could do better with their Iphone or GoPro camera)

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  39. MsB says:

    Thank you Sundance for this “put a smile on my face” article. Our President does look more relaxed. Funny how a majority of the Libs used to hate corporations. “So greedy”, they would say. I venture to say they will start hating them again once they come back home. No logic with these people. Thank you President Trump for your continued never ending work and your wonderful cabinet! And a Thank You to Flep! He is such a positive contribution!

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  40. Deplorable Saint says:

    In 2007 as VP Human Resources I assisted my CEO in writing Senate testimony describing the acute skills needed in the pipeline industry. The (skilled) Workforce for the Future does not exist for the pipeline industry, in part because 1) a lot of potential candidates do not want to do the hard work, 2) the drug epidemic rules out a lot of candidates on the front-end, 3) they simply do not have the requisite skills for a safe operation of the system, and their is a long lead time to train them (mostly on the job). Thus, there is a HUGE need to have Technical Training Schools across the country to begin developing at least some level of technical knowledge in numerous skill sets. Multi-skilled individuals were sorely needed then and even more so today and for the foreseeable future. I would applaud in government effort to fund NEEDED technical training.

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    • Convert says:

      Yes! The baby boomers didn’t want their kids to become plumbers, welders, machinists and mechanics. They would rather they have a degree from some fancy college, $60000 in debts and work at Star bucks!

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    • FL_GUY says:

      During WW2, a large percentage of the workforce went into the military. Those that remained as strategic assets, trained replacements in a matter of months to do complex jobs making the materials of war. When given the opportunity, the American people shine like no other. President Trump is giving the American people the opportunity and I believe they will shine once again.

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    • RedBrooke37 says:

      My husband is a boilermaker and the skills required for pipeline construction/maintenance of refineries, pipelines, tanks for water or petroleum storage, etc…could already be obtained through boilermaker, pipe fitter, iron worker, electrician, etc…apprenticeships. Children in highschools most times are not presented these opportunities. I think labor unions should be let into the schools to present their options just as the universities are. Guidance counselors should be instructed to provide materials to students without negative connotations, “If you do not go to colege you could never make anything of yourself”.

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      • G. Combs says:

        A good buddy of mine became a Master Electrian at age 16! The youngest in New York state. He is brilliant and went on to get degrees in geology and law but never worked for anyone but himself.

        We need a heck of a lot more people like him.

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  41. Sue says:

    I needed a calculator to tabulate all of the voters affected by these economic vitalization packages – the elderly, the farmers, the prison population and their families, small business, students…did I miss anyone? Novermber is looking better and better.

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  42. MSO says:

    When it comes to workforce development, it’s not too early to encourage more American families and more children to guarantee the future workforce needed to sustain and enhance America and its culture of freedom, independence, responsibility and creativity.

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  43. If only media can watch this report this what Trump administration has achieved in less than 2 years will be outstanding! Mind blowing!
    That’s why trump supporters love this man! media refuses to hear us!

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  44. Stephen Paul says:

    I watched the video in it’s entirety. I think it’s great what they are doing. He is doing for the people,the workers . The very same people who were showing up at his campaign rally’s . I am very pleased with this President,you don’t know how many times I just could not believe what the last president was doing ! It would just drive me out of my mind ,I could not believe an American president could do so many things that were not good for this country. He inserted himself into issues surrounding race in order to drum up hate so they could harness it. Most of the time it seemed like it was meant to keep the newspapers writing about that issue and not write about some of the things he was doing when nobody was paying attention.
    I think it’s very obvious to the average American who loves and cares about this country. Trumps not doing world tours apologizing for American exceptionalism . Trumps not doing anything to knock America down a few rungs to make it fair for other nations. The media can say what they want,but they must realize that only a small portion of the american public believe anything they say. Thank God Trump Won ,I can not imagine and don’t want imagine what this world would be like with that Criminal and her minions running this country.

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  45. spindlitis says:

    During one of my support jobs, I talked to a young single mom. She went to community college. Everyone was being encouraged to go into the medical fields. She went into construction instead. She wound up with a good paying job and was able to support her son. Those that went into medical fields had problems finding jobs.Too many new people over saturated the market.

    The young mom was saving her money as she planned for a new career when her son was old enough. She wanted to be a professional photographer. I still remember her, because I was so impressed with how focused she seemed to be.

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  46. tunis says:

    When are the traitors like Brennan, Clapper, Yates and Comey gonna testify to a grand jury?

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  47. Convert says:

    If other presidents held public cabinet and congressional negotiation meetings in public like Trump does, I missed it somehow. I do remember that Obummer rarely held cabinet meetings, particularly in his second term. Too lazy, in my opinion.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Could you imagine if Congress took a cue and started holding public hearings on pending legislation? All wearing patches of the lobbyists who have financed their campaigns, just like the Nascar drivers do!

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  48. PgtSndThinker says:

    A bit jealous about the special programs for prisoners re-entering the workforce…where is the special program for stay at home mothers re-entering the workforce? (not implying that raising kids is like incarceration 🙂

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  49. zooamerica says:

    I have a hunch that President Trump will likely declassify everything in October.

    Surprise.

    Meanwhile, let’s talk JOBS! Good paying jobs that American companies need.

    If I had children today, I would advise them and encourage them to learn a skilled trade.

    They’d be rich by the time they’re 22 years old.

    To be a master plumber, electrician, welder, air conditioning and heating tech, auto tech, auto fabrication tech, master concrete/brick layer, home builder or master builder of skyscrapers in New York City…you have to be smart.

    President Trump likes the build BIG things, and make a lot of money doing it.

    He has the “WOW Factor,” to the T-rump.

    America can’t build BIG things with a degrees in sociology, psychology, theater or God forbid…

    “Political Science.”

    Build something GREAT. Make something GREAT. Fix something and make it GREAT, again.

    Write something GREAT. Create something GREAT..and then go sell the hell out of it day after day, except 1 day to rest. That’s what we were designed to do.

    Gotta get your hands dirty first. Humans were designed to build things.

    I build beautiful food every day with my bare hands.

    And I sell the hell out of it!

    Master Food Fabricator I am, and I’m rich….you know why?

    Because I get to see my Dad every day.

    Only day I don’t see him is Sunday, my day off. Closed on Sundays.

    Having your father come visit you every day Monday through Saturday at your own business is GREAT.

    Thank You, Lord Jesus.

    Thank You so much.

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