December 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #699

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978 Responses to December 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #699

  1. burnett044 says:

    so many folks crying for a hero…to save us from the mess we are in…
    perhaps we should learn to be our own hero.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Walt says:

    Define mind control two weeks ago no one cared about the wall or let me say not news… but the media spins and all of sudden everyone wants to burn down the house. The GOP and DNC need to split we need new party blah blah blah. Wake up! you all are winning and it is Christmas turn off the outrage machine hug your family or say hello to your neighbor and say a prayer for your country and your family.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      “Two weeks ago no one cared about the wall”? Sorry, you’ve lost out of the gate. Moreover, insulting to suggest concern for the wall is because of “mind control.” Also it is possible to hug family, greet neighbor, say a prayer, and still be righteously outraged. Outrage formed this nation. It also gave us Trump.

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    • wj2016 says:

      The wall and immigration control are the main reasons many of us voted for him. The wall has only been discussed almost FOUR YEARS now.

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  3. givingconniptions says:

    I believe that is the sound of McCain roasting in H3ll right now.

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  4. linda4298 says:

    So I guess Potus made the decision
    Matt Lewis

    @mattklewis
    I’m with the media (and against Trump) on his Syria decision. But where was this kind coverage when Obama withdrew from Iraq?

    Deadline White House

    @DeadlineWH
    “Donald Trump, today, defying the advice of his top military advisors, and ordering a complete withdrawal of US Troops from Syria — creating a power vacuum likely to be filled by Russia, among others…”- @NicolleDWallace

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  5. Debra Teets says:

    The swamp is just too damn big

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael Todaro says:

      To Debra Teets: Think of Trump as Humphrey Bogart in African Queen, covered with disgusting slimey, black leeches (Dems & Rinos) sucking out his blood as he tows the ship of state (African Queen) through the Congo swamp, chest deep in slime. SPOILER ALERT: As he slogs on, the tide rises, African Queen rises, and they (Bogart & Hepburn) complete their WWI mission against the Germans. MAGA/KAG!

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  6. Liked by 3 people

  7. linda4298 says:

    Jim Jordn Po’d
    Rep. Jim Jordan

    @Jim_Jordan
    Congressional leadership introduces CR until Feb. 8th WITHOUT $5 Billion for the Wall.

    Let me get this straight… our chances of getting the Wall will be better in February when Nancy Pelosi is Speaker than now when we have the majority?

    Give me a break. #DoWhatWeSaid
    1:58 PM – Dec 19, 2018 President Trump cucked by the GOPe cuckservatives.

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  8. The only thing PDJT needs for Christmas is a two year supply of PreparationH after the reaming he’s received over the past two years from the Dems, Rinos, NeverTrumpers, GOPe, Maintream Media, FBI and DOJ. Better make it extra strength – its going to be a hard ride…………..

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  9. sunnydaze says:

    Link to Gofundme for Build the Wall. It’s more than a 10th of the was to a Billion now. Over a 100 million.

    https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

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  10. kyblue says:

    For all the wannabe socialists, a gift of this article might do the trick.

    From someone who lived through socialism. This thread is brutal…

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/12/19/isnt-socialism-amazing-jacobin-gets-some-help-with-their-christmas-gift-list-in-brutal-thread-pics/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

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  11. pyromancer76 says:

    US energy self-sufficiency and even superiority plus helping Poland remain independent in respect to Russian Nord Stream 2. Go President Trump.

    “The deal announced on Wednesday between Poland’s state gas company PGNiG and Port Arthur LNG, part of Sempra Energy, is just one of several the EU state has signed with US gas suppliers in recent weeks…..In recent weeks, Poland has also signed long-term deals for gas with US supplier Cheniere in Houston Texas, as well as Venture Global Calcasieu Pass and Venture Global Plaquemines, both in Louisiana.

    From dw.com thanks to tallbloke.com

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  12. BTW very good article by Sheryl Attkinson at RCP ( afternoon edition ) regarding Carter Page and Russia / Mueller investigation – satire and sarcasm – 10 reasons why Carter Page is either the craftiest , smartest, most diabolical spy in the history of spydom or FBI /DOJ people running this whole affair are criminally incompetent and corrupt . She makes a convincing case for the second answer .

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  13. SwampRatTerrier says:

    FYI

    Globalist Perverts select their Pervert of the Year.

    George Soros Selected As Financial Times Person Of The Year

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-19/george-soros-selected-financial-times-person-year

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  15. lindsey is back to normal!

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    • No Lindsay, unlike Iraq where we had won and were holding the jihadi’s turf as part of a comprehensive, long term strategy to defeat Islamic savagry, until 0bama gave it back to his buddies……Syria is a complete fuster cluck – again, thanks to 0bama – which we have no need to be a part of.

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    • Sedanka says:

      Once again Graham demonstrates why it’s always a mistake for us to believe “Wow this former RINO is now supporting Trump!” Read Trump’s books – once a person shows disloyalty, never trust that person ever again.

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      • He has never supported Trump. Just because he stood up for Kavanaugh doesn’t mean that he is for Trump. Kavanaugh is swamp and part of the GOPe. Graham. was fighting for one of his own to be on the supreme court.
        Graham is, and always will be a GOP neocon.

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        • bofh says:

          I have to admit that Miss Lindsey showing xer true colors makes me that much more uneasy about Kavanaugh.

          But the main point is: do not EVER trust Miss Lindsey. There were even people on here suggesting making xer the next AG. Ugh. A total swamp snake.

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            Some people here run on emotion rather than logic, and don’t seem able to look at things objectively.
            The amount of people that were “OMG wonderful” when first chosen by Trump only to become the Devil incarnate the second that he fires them does not point to a logical thought process.

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  16. pyromancer76 says:

    Read Shamrock’s Twitter thread for an additional take on Gen Flynn and Judge Sullivan and the Deep State.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Leaving says:

      Can anyone confirm some of this information about NDAs and Flynn talking to Huber?

      It doesn’t sound legit.

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    • Leaving says:

      What Shamrock is saying has one major flaw: Flynn’s defense team chose to delay the sentencing, NOT the judge. The judge asked if he wanted to delay and the defense attorney’s response was “yes”.

      I think it’s more “trust the plan” garbage.

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  17. We elected these nitwits to do this! Unbelievable

    Liked by 2 people

  18. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    White House Youtube version of POTUS saying it’s time for the troops in Syria to come home (video already posted above in Twitter form by Coda):

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  19. Dora says:

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  20. WES says:

    What are the odds that a “False Flag” has been planted on the US-Mexican border?

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  21. Hollywood Bungalow says:

    It’s time to go on offense. The Syria video is a nice first step but won’t be seen by many.

    The President needs to speak to the country Thursday night about Syria. In addition, he needs to rip McConnell and Ryan for not doing their work on schedule and announce that he is not going to kick the can down the road anymore and Congress will need to stay in session over Christmas until their work is done. No more continuing resolutions.

    He should demand the full $5B for THE WALL and announce he will not sign anything without it and if that means a long government shutdown, then so be it.

    Americans are sick of government not doing their job and our lax immigration laws. It’s an opportunity to present himself as an independent by ripping the GOP and the Dems.

    And with the latest ruling on ObamaCare, he should tell Pelosi he expects a replacement bill to pass the House by May 1. “You ran on Healthcare, get to work.”

    Lastly, he should invite McConnell, Ryan, Pelosi, and Schumer to come over anytime. And let them know the cameras will be rolling!

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    • linda4298 says:

      Chad Pergram

      @ChadPergram
      Freedom Caucus Ldr Meadows says the “political fallout” of Trump signing a spending bill without a wall “will start Saturday.” Says if Trump signs the bill there will be “major damage” to his re-election in 2020

      181
      7:32 PM – Dec 19, 2018

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      • Leaving says:

        I don’t believe this line.

        I’ve been hearing it from new sources but I’m just not seeing authentic voices saying they won’t vote for Trump if he signs.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Seems to be the anti-Trump talking points of the day, or week. Coulter jumped on board. Meadows (did he want to be Chief of Staff? What a traitor!) I saw a lot of trolls in another thread here repeating the same crap.

        I support Trump without any reservations and without any expectations that he do particular things. I trust that he knows what he’s doing. And it helps that there isn’t any other person who could do a better job than he’s doing.

        You’ve got my vote again, President Trump. I’m pledging it right now.

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  22. youme says:

    A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday.

    David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, met on Dec. 29, 2016 with BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger, according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro.

    BuzzFeed published the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, on Jan. 10, 2017.

    The disclosure was made as part of a final report ahead of Ungaro’s ruling in favor of BuzzFeed in a defamation lawsuit.

    Kramer obtained copies of the dossier after meeting in late November 2016 with Steele. He and McCain became aware of Steele’s investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump earlier that month at the Halifax International Security Forum.

    McCain dispatched Kramer to London to meet with Steele. After that Nov. 28, 2016 encounter, Kramer obtained a copy of the dossier from Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.

    Kramer met Nov. 30, 2016, with McCain and McCain’s chief of staff, Christopher Brose, to review Steele’s reports.

    “Kramer advised McCain to share the reports with the FBI and the CIA,” according to Ungaro.

    Days later, Kramer met at McCain’s behest with Victoria Nuland, who served then as assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian affairs and the State Department, and Celeste Wallender, the top Russian affairs official at the National Security Council.

    Nuland and Wallender were aware of the dossier and Steele, according to Ungaro.

    “Kramer reviewed with Bensinger what he knew about the Dossier and explained that he took the allegations seriously,” according to the court filing.
    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/19/buzzfeed-mccain-associate-dossier/?platform=hootsuite

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  23. youme says:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to crack down on sexual harassment by members of Congress, requiring lawmakers to pay for settlements and some court awards themselves, instead of depending on public funds.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-harassment/congress-passes-bill-to-make-members-pay-sexual-misconduct-claims-idUSKBN1OC2V0

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  24. Hollywood Bungalow says:

    And if anyone is wondering, the game plan for the Dems is to take back the Senate and White House in 2020 and maintain control of the House.

    If they do this, they will blow up the Senate filibuster and grant citizenship to 30 million illegals. Anybody and everybody will get citizenship. Arizona and Texas instantly turn blue.

    This is why the Democrats are so adamant against the wall. They want as many illegals here as possible.

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    • linda4298 says:

      No, the reason is the base is revolting, go tour around the internet, people are ticked off , saying if he signs this they are done, that’s the plan, they are laughing that they don’t have to impeach him, he will be defeated, say hello to pres. Kamala.

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      • Montana says:

        I will vote for President Trump no matter what!!!!! He is our last chance! It is more clear to me than ever before, if we quit him,we as a country are done!!!!!!!!!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Of course that’s their plan. But it’s going to be really hard for them to win the Senate majority. And their only viable candidate for 2020 is Biden. The rest of the top people right now are super flakes who make Biden look normal! lol

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  25. youme says:

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    • Sedanka says:

      OK, Rep. Ratcliffe is outraged. What does he plan to do about it?

      What do any of the Republicans reps plan to do about it?

      Should we keep donating money to their campaigns and voting for them every two years because they’re good at showing outrage?

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      • “Mr. Whitaker. AAG Whitaker is needed at the DOJ. Are you…………………ah, why bother wasting my time? It appears our Acting Attorney General has the same amount of hair on his private parts that he does on his head.” This is why I drink.

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      • DJ says:

        “OK, Rep. Ratcliffe is outraged. What does he plan to do about it?”
        ———————————————————————————-
        Well, he tweeted about it. That’s pretty much all he’s got. That’s pretty much all any of the congress critters have – outrage and tweets. Meanwhile, Rome burns…

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  26. So CNN think very highly of lying scumbag journalist. I am shocked, Shocked I tell you.

    CNN’s “Journalist Of The Year” Committed Journalistic Fraud “On A Grand Scale” At Der Spiegel
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-19/spiegel-journalist-who-faked-stories-committed-journalistic-fraud-grand-scale

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Seems like nowadays, the only people with any rights………………….are those who are doing something wrong.

    Liked by 6 people

  28. paulraven1 says:

    I want a shut down. Time to put it to the fire. No more CRs, no more dilations. It’s time.

    Liked by 4 people

  29. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • linda4298 says:

      Another rock to look under for russians.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Avi says:

      fire the nazi muller already

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    • covfefe999 says:

      More lying? It’s all they’ve got. Nitpick people’s words, find any sort of discrepency, then indict.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        The really disgusting part is they are not nit picking words. Read the Flynn 302’s. They are literally now using intent as a weapon, as opposed to defense as in the case of Clinton. They will claim Stones stated intent (explanation of testimony) in his FBI interview is no the same as the intent, which the FBI assigns to his congressional testimony. They never confront their interviewees with transcripts but ask for “meaning”.

        They are claiming to mind read to assign intent and then claim stated intent does not match their clairvoyant assessment. It is assigning criminal charges by Ouija Board.

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  30. lawton says:

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  31. linda4298 says:

    https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/jim-cramer-jay-powell-is-a-nightmare-for-president-trump-an Four, President Trump picked a man who is very independent to be the Federal Reserve chair. That’s terrific for the institution of the Federal Reserve. It is not so terrific for the economy and the president has a right to worry about a possible recession next year because I read Powell saying that perhaps we have to take rates higher to slow down hiring. He will be an effective counter to the president’s desire to create more jobs and have the economy do better. Other than the myriad prosecutors and most of the heads of state around the globe he is the president’s worst nightmare, a doctrinaire old-fashioned Republican who is as confident in the economy as he was back at the beginning of October but he is mindful that others think differently so you have to take the views of others into account. Other than the myriad prosecutors and most of the heads of state around the globe he is the president’s worst nightmare, a doctrinaire old-fashioned Republican who is as confident in the economy as he was back at the beginning of October but he is mindful that others think differently so you have to take the views of others into account. Finally, I am disappointed in Mr. Powell. Because he was so bullish about world growth at the beginning of October he couldn’t say the obvious, that he was too bullish and now he has to be more concerned about the downside than the upside even as employment is strong. I pondered this morning that President Trump would like to call Jay Powell to the top floor and say, you’re fired. But guess what? You know who more likely got fired today? President Trump, because he’ll be fighting one heck of a Powell economic headwind if the prosecutors let up and he can run for president again.

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  32. Ivehadit says:

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I support whatever decision Trump makes. If he decides to veto, fine. If he decides not to, fine. I wish everyone else could be as supportive. Nobody else is doing the tough job that he’s doing.

      Liked by 3 people

  33. Piper77 says:

    It’s going to be really, really bad if Trump signs that CR with no wall funding.. especially since he said last year he would never do it again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • covfefe999 says:

      It’s not going to be really really bad. That’s just anti-Trump talking points. I’m seeing it repeated all over the place, even by people who should be our allies (Coulter, Rep Meadows).

      Liked by 3 people

      • wj2016 says:

        It will be pretty bad. He said last time that he wouldn’t do it again. He has said many things but hasn’t been able to get them accomplished. Love the guy but you have to see that truth.

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        • wj: Maybe it’s you who should see the truth of obstructionist politics that is being played, or is that just a bit too much for you to understand.?
          It’s not black and white in this game.
          VSGPDJT is not blind, dumb or incapable; he gets it, he will deal with it and he does what he says he is going to do.
          That’s the End.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      This is NOT a big CR—–3/4 of the budget has already been passed. This bill does the last 1/4——-

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  34. covfefe999 says:

    While looking for info about Adam Kinzinger I came across this old Aug 2016 article listing 54 Republican politicians who would not endorse or support Trump. Keep in mind that Trump had already won the GOP nomination so these traitors were willing to throw away the Presidency, helping Crooked Hillary even! Kinzinger is on the list. https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/here-are-the-republican-lawmakers-who-dont-want-you-to-1787569300 Take a look at the list. Did you vote for any of these people? if you did you are part of the problem, not the solution. I could accept during the primary if these people preferred a different candidate, but once the nomination was done they should have supported the nominee, period.

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  35. covfefe999 says:

    Hahaha! https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-who-love-trump-11545264804?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=17

    His approval among female Republicans is 93%—higher than among GOP men.

    This frightens the Dems. They can’t run a woman in 2020 and expect most women to vote for her. We don’t fall for that crap. 🙂

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  36. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  37. rondo123456 says:

    Ann not happy with Trump

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  38. linda4298 says:

    Frank Thorp V

    @frankthorp
    BREAKING: Senate passes CR to February 8th by voice vote. Now goes to the House.

    Liked by 2 people

  39. patrickhenrycensored says:

    U.S. Senate OKs government funding through Feb. 8 to avert shutdown

    Liked by 1 person

  40. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Jeff Flake strikes out: Senate blocks his third push to protect Robert Mueller

    Liked by 3 people

  41. Carl says:

    For me, PDJT is the only true shining light in the American political landscape. I just wish all his supporters viewed him that way, despite what they perceive as his shortcomings.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. sunnydaze says:

    These protests continue around France. There’s just a total media blackout:

    Liked by 4 people

  43. Katherine McCoun says:

    Fun to watch this grow. Been keeping an eye on it all day. Growing quickly.

    Have done the quick math to find the average several times today and it is stay right around $60 per. That is an average as there are plenty who donate less but enough that donate $100+ to keep up the average. He was hoping for $80 from everyone who voted for President Trump. $60 is pretty close.

    According to the shares, the info is spreading -441K shares on facebook right now and only 31K have donated. Should grow even quicker in the next few days as it gains momentum!

    https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I personally would be reluctant to donate to anyone’s GoFundMe for a wall. If the money cannot be used for the wall then what will happen to it? Refunds to the donors?

      I want to have the chance to buy cement blocks or other materials for wall segments that have my name on them. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        ‘Refunds to the donors?”
        In the case of this one, YES.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Click on the link for details. If not accepted by gov only for wall/barrier 100% refund
        Click link to learn details

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      • romy911 says:

        I donated to send a message that I support President Trump and his plan for border security.
        If the money can’t be used to build the wall, I’d be satisfied if my donation goes to a charity for military vets. The organizer is a vet.
        It’s at $1,989,012. It was at $500,000 when I donated around 11 am.

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  44. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This is what winning looks like:

    Liked by 4 people

  45. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Rudy serving notice of where things might lead should the Dem House try to go down this road in an impeachment push.

    Liked by 3 people

  46. Jason Ross says:

    This Syria business is so obviously priming the pump for a withdrawl in Afghanistan. And liberals are walking right into the trap. CNN and lib pundits everywhere spent all day trumpeting Lindsey Graham. Totally clueless on what their base actually wants. Just delicious.

    Liked by 2 people

  47. sunnydaze says:

    If you wanna smile, watch this:

    Liked by 3 people

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