December 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #704

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999 Responses to December 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #704

  1. patrickhenrycensored says:
  2. patrickhenrycensored says:

    A 200.00 dollar fine paid by each of the 30 mil illegal aliens in our country…………
    Would pay for the WALL, and the paperwork.

    Liked by 12 people

  3. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Liked by 22 people

    • Sedanka says:

      Trump is negotiating. (It’s business, which “Weasel Zippers” wouldn’t understand.)

      Liked by 6 people

      • Ken Lawson says:

        Your point is absolutely right. Most people don’t understand Trump’s negotiating and react to news from whatever source. I will say, though, that the slap at Weasel Zippers really wasn’t needed. They don’t really report news, they just post stories from other sites. They do sometimes pick up on stories that haven’t been noticed much elsewhere so they can be a place to see something not being seen easily elsewhere.

        Liked by 5 people

        • wyntre says:

          Agree about WZ. It’s a solid Trump=centric site.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Sedanka says:

            Wyntre and Ken,

            I can’t stand political sites, whether they’re aggregators or analysts. I’ve long felt that Trump can’t be analyzed (let alone predicted) through any prism except business. Sundance is the only “pundit” who understands this – that’s why I like it here (along with the participants here of course). In no way did I intend to disparage the person who posted the link to Weasel.

            Liked by 3 people

            • andyocoregon says:

              So you don’t think this is a political site?


              • Sedanka says:

                A political site is abstract ideological ranting and “princple signaling” with little notion of how anything works in the real world, and even less idea of how to move the needle of opinions in the real world.

                That’s pretty much the opposite of this place, which is the most raw and real available – sometimes unpleasant realities.

                CTH is a political site like President Trump is a politician. If you want to describe it that way, OK. I personally don’t.

                Liked by 1 person

            • wyntre says:

              NP. I have lurked at WZ for years and they’re great for at least putting out mostly positive stories about POTUS.

              Liked by 1 person

          • Lulu says:

            WZ was an anti-Trump site that found the light. But I remember I quit reading them during the primaries and early general election season. They came around but they were not always pro-Trump.

            Liked by 2 people

      • wyntre says:

        Just $2.5 Billion in total, half the original proposal?

        $2.1 for the wall and border security and $400 million for other immigration priorities????

        Not much of a negotiation when you cut the original offer in HALF!

        Unless POTUS is trying to make a point about Schumeter’s refusal to come to the table for political reasons.

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    • David Innes says:

      If Schumer doesn’t even take the $2.1 billion, which isn’t much, President Trump should say, OK, $21 billion then!

      Liked by 2 people

      • starfcker says:

        An interesting little statistic. I’ve been watching the GoFundMe for the border wall for the last 4 or 5 days. The total is been growing very fast. But every step of the way the average donation is between $60. and $61. Unchanged during the entire time.

        Liked by 3 people

        • Katherine McCoun says:

          I have been curios about the average as well. I have checked it randomly several times a day just when ever I was curios and took a notion. Lowest was $58 something and highest was $63 something. Only once at each amount. All other times between $60-62.

          I have commented on it as I think it is a good sign. Those who can give more and every body chipping in what they are able.

          I think there will be some that give more later and some who will give the same again as pay days come back around. Very exciting to watch.

          Eventually, some bigger donors need to step up. Very few big donations at this point.


  4. P says:

    Not sure if this link was posted elsewhere or not about the Caravans on our southern border.

    Also some of the organizations likely sponsoring them: as per comment from oughtsix Aloha Snackbar • 4 hours ago

    Refugee Contractors
    The federal government pays nine primary national contractors to resettle refugees and asylees. These voluntary agencies or VOLAGs are listed below with their initialisms:

    CWS: Church World Service

    ECDC: Ethiopian Community Development Council

    HIAS: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

    IRC: International Rescue Committee

    LIRS: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

    CC/USCCB: Catholic Charities/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

    USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

    EMM: Episcopal Migration Ministries

    WRI: World Relief Inc.

    There are 350 federal subcontractors in 190 cities.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Dora says:

    Sad, sad, sad.


    Rome in Ruins
    Some worry that the city is in danger of becoming a dump. Not a “rubbish heap of history,” or a precious junkyard of antiquities, but an actual garbage dump.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. avi says:

    Merry Christmas to all my Christian Treeper Friends!

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Mr Spock says:

    Stocks are down 653 on Christmas Eve and almost 20% since mid-January. This would’ve been a good year to stuff the mattress with cash.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Merry Christmas Eve My Fellow Treepers..
    Reading over the post(s) the past couple Days..
    I’ve noticed something..
    With the Government “Shutdown” also came with..

    NO TROLLS! that I’ve noticed..
    I assume they don’t get paid during a “shutdown” 😉
    Merry Christmas Treepers

    Liked by 20 people

  9. WES says:

    If the Uniparty’s goal was to tie President Trump up in knots so he couldn’t get anything done then today is a classic fail! Home alone he has had all day to send out a firestorm of tweets!

    Just got to love the Great Disruptor disrupting the swamp’s way of life! And Merry Christmas to the politically correct swamp!

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Here’s a sobering thought. If it were not for Donald Trump we would still be funding and training ISIS to kill these people.
    Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019 to all the friends that I have made here over the last four years.
    And to my many enemies as it is a time of generosity, Alrighty Then.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. Katherine McCoun says:

    I see many on the left and the neo con Never Trumpers making fun of the go fund me We The People Will Fund the Wall campaign.

    They are saying that we who have donated and think it is possible to begin to raise the money “must be terrible at math” because it will take X amount of time at this rate.

    They are also making fun of “only” 16 million being raised in we are on the 7th day of the campaign.

    Well, what I see is leftist being their typical selves – not able to do anything but live in this moment in time. Just like when they made of fun of Conservatives and President Trump for projecting forward that the caravan would be trouble and they said that this was preposterous as the caravan wouldn’t be here for weeks….what? Yes, it isn’t here not but can they not plan for the future at all? And a few weeks later the caravan arrived, earlier than the left projected, and we were (somewhat) ready.

    This seems to be the same thing. They made fun of the slow start. They did the math in the first day or two and projected it would take 81 yrs at that rate and had a good laugh. Now, the momentum has increased and yet they still laugh.

    However, at the current rate of $17Million (currently at $16,747,270) a week, this fund will hit $1Billion in 59 weeks. And that does not account for momentum when publicity increases and donation momentum increases at the next pay day & after Christmas. Not everyone can donate at Christmas when it is unplanned so I expect/hope the donations to increase at the end of the month and as we go through January. Lastly, donations will increase if a legislation gets passed ensuring the gov can accept the money.

    Come the 1st/2nd week of Feb ’20 (at the current rate) President Trump will have $1Billion given by the people, going around Congress that will be Dem at that time. And these same scoffers will scream at what We the People have accomplished!!!

    And I think we will achieve $1Billion faster than the current rate of 58 weeks. But if that is how long it takes its still real and happening!

    Liked by 6 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Just went up another $4K in the couple of minutes it took me to type the above!
      Great Job, fellow citizens!
      275,485 people have donated
      average has consistently stayed around $60 every time I have checked.
      I recommend donating without your name showing on the web site as leftist are doxing.

      Liked by 6 people

      • soozword says:

        And consider donating as a gift to someone who feels just as strongly about this project.

        Liked by 4 people

        • andyocoregon says:

          If there’s a loony liberal you cannot tolerate, send that person a notice you have made a contribution in their name to The Wall fund.

          Liked by 7 people

        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          It’s too bad we couldn’t sell leases at specific places along the border wall to ……hmmmm….. McDonald’s………named for Rocket Man…….

          Or……a Chick Filet……dedicated to the CTH……..

          Just thinking out of the box………There will have to be hundreds, if not thousands of security people involved in keeping the border secure.

          Many …… at this time….. must travel from their current headquarters to sections of the Border for patrols and security.

          Have the military build barracks for them,
          Have you seen how they house the illegals? Dawg……. Anyway…..

          Create those barracks, medical facilities, heck, stores, schools….

          We are Americans……We can do anything………

          “Got my orders today”……..”Where are we going?”…… “To the Wall”

          “Oh………That’s Great……..They have wonderful schools there”

          “And ……the shopping……..”Can we go early?”

          If we are gonna do it………do it…….

          “If we build it……They will come”…….. ya know the movie I’m talking about.


      • bakocarl says:

        Pardon my ignorance, but how can you be “doxed” if all that shows on the Wall donation site is “John Smith $50”?


        • Katherine McCoun says:

          Some put their business name. Some regularly or at last have previously donated to gofundme and have their gofundme account directly connected to their Facebook accounts. This makes the fund raiser easier to share with friends. Some have unusual names.


      • JoD says:

        Merry Christmas, Katherine.

        Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        Can this money be sent to the Treasury and earmarked?


    • zooamerica says:

      Almost $17 million raised in 7 days.

      Liked by 7 people

  12. burnett044 says:

    Times have been a bit hard for me this year..but was able to put up a tree this time..

    have a Grand Christmas all you Treepers and wishing you all a wonderful New year…hang tuff

    Liked by 8 people

  13. wyntre says:

    Interesting Stats:

    You’d never know it by the Ene-Media’s coverage but Christianity is still the world’s #1 religion.

    1 – Christianity – 2.3 billion (32% pop)
    2 – Islam – 1.6 billion – (23% pop)
    3 – Hinduism – 1 billion – (15% pop)
    4 – Buddhism – 400 million – (7% pop)
    5 – Sikhism – 30 million
    6 – Judaism – 20 million
    7 – Bahaism – 8 million
    8 – Confucianism – 7 million
    9 -Jainism – 4.5 million
    10 – Shintoism – 4 million

    Liked by 7 people

  14. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Donald Trump Can Fund The Border Wall Without Congressional Approval

    Liked by 5 people

  15. alligatriot says:

    Donald Trump was elected President and I looked for sanity in a world gone insane.

    Found The Treehouse not too long after the election and am so thankful for you all providing respite, guidance, food for thought and a place to rest in a weary world.

    Merry Christmas to you all and may the New Year bring us all Peace and Joy.

    Liked by 9 people

  16. zooamerica says:

    Wall Street took another healthy solid dump today. Meanwhile, Main Street USA is booming. Wall Street is in the crapper while Main Street America is cranked up and on the move.

    MAGAnomics – Incredible 2,617,000 Jobs Created in 2018…

    2 million 617 thousand jobs created in ’18 alone.

    sundance warned us many months ago. He said that President Trump’s America First economic policies would have an incredible impact on Wall Street and Main Street.

    Main Street USA Nationalists are winning again. Wall Street globalists are losing, big league.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Sandra-VA says:

    Merry Christmas to all residing in the Treehouse! This is a special place and I love you all! ❤

    Happy New Year to all, health and happiness along the way…

    P.S. I just made my very first batch of biscuits and discovered that they are exactly like SCONES! Who knew?

    Liked by 9 people

  18. My personal opinion, the Uniparty is getting more and more desperate as Ruthie’s health is deteriorating, hence, they are ramping up the attacks (crashing the markets) in a Hail Mary attempt to take out Trump before he gets to appoint her replacement.

    Liked by 3 people

    • peace says:

      My local left wing rag known as the Daily Herald of Illinois has pictures of Ruthie looking as though she’s almost the picture of health!

      Liked by 2 people

      • There is more to that story than we are being told. After a lobectomy at 85yrs old?
        From the web
        “I had VAT surgery to remove my upper left lung lobe. VAT is supposed to be much easier on the body surgery than opening the chest. I was in the hospital for 3 days, felt miserable for almost 2 weeks and wasn’t back to ‘normal’ for almost 6. I was 66 at the time and the surgeon told me it would be an 8 week recovery time and that’s about what it took.”

        Liked by 4 people

      • TMonroe says:

        There was a comment from a reporter after a preview of the Hollywood version of her life that Ruth “shows no signs of slowing down.” Yes, this was after the news of the operation from the hospital, but no signs of slowing down, according to some in the media.


    • Sedanka says:

      The Deep State will fail.

      Liked by 4 people

    • visage13 says:

      Every news report I hear is different. Many state she is “back to work” but she is in the hospital so working from her room? It is all bs. And how did she vote the other day by proxy?

      Liked by 2 people

  19. David Innes says:

    In 1897 Winston Churchill, in talking about the two British wars in Afghanistan in the 19th Century, both of which Britain lost, said: “Financially it is ruinous. Morally it is wicked. Militarily it is an open question and politically it is a blunder.”
    What’s changed?

    For those who say, “It’s not morally wicked”, well it’s that too as American troops have been ordered to stand aside and look away when those their Generals call their “Partners in Peace” abuse women and girls and rape little boys and torture dogs..

    Liked by 7 people

  20. Bull Durham says:

    When you see or hear the name General Michael Flynn, think of this:

    He called out Obama before DJT did.
    He called out the CIA.
    He called out the complicit commanders who covered up the conspiracy.
    He risked his career.
    It has cost him everything.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Nice!

    Liked by 6 people

  22. cdnintx says:

    Our amazing POTUS and FLOTUS

    Liked by 3 people

  23. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Merry Christmas, WSB!
    (Billet doux on the Open Thread)

    Liked by 1 person

  24. MaineCoon says:

    POTUS is taunting the absentee Congress!!

    I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas. We are already building and renovating many miles of Wall, some complete. Democrats must end Shutdown and finish funding. Billions of Dollars, & lives, will be saved!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018

    Liked by 7 people

  25. Dora says:

    During gloomy Washington Christmas, Trump takes kids’ Santa calls

    U.S. President Trump participates in NORAD Santa tracker phone calls from children, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington–business.html

    Liked by 4 people

  26. TAS says:

    Just want to say Merry Christmas to Sundance and all the Treepers. Without the Treehouse, the truth would be hard to find.

    Liked by 8 people

  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  28. Mia C says:

    My accupuncturist, a genuine Chinese immigrant (the good kind who did it legally and with his own skills and business), wished me a Merry Christmas and will take the holiday off. If he can show so much respect and class for Americans, why can’t your average Leftist?

    Liked by 4 people

  29. Summer says:

    Merry Christmas, dear friends. Enjoy this wonderful time of the year, get away from politics and fill your heart with love and joy. Don’t let Schumer 🐲and Mueller 🐀 ruin your holidays. 🙂


    Liked by 3 people

  30. citizen817 says:

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  31. citizen817 says:

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  32. Chris says:

    Wishing our host, Admn and all the Treeps a Merry Christmas !

    Liked by 5 people

  33. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Oh, where to put this!
    (from my BFF Lou)

    Obama got run over by a reindeer 12 12 15

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Lucille says:

    The Method Behind Trump’s “Madness”. In One Photo.
    Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Thomas Wictor

    As the world fills its collective diapers about Trump’s announcement that we are withdrawing the 2000 US ground troops from Syria and 7000 ground troops from Afghanistan, we can easily determine what’s happening. The evidence is right there before our eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. joan and bill says:

    merry Christmas to sundance and all treepers,
    the go fund me wall – 17 million seems to not be allowed to go directly to building trump wall on federal land therefore an idea could be to build their trumps wall on privately owned land with owners permission using the 17 million and have trump connect that private wall to his wall on federal land saving money while using the go fund me wall for building the wall for America would love input from black knight as he does not miss a thing

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