January 8th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #719

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1,292 Responses to January 8th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #719

  1. quintrillion says:

    RSBnetwork.com will have President Trump on tonight at 8:00 pm edt / 7:00 pm cdt

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Must watch 1 minute.


    Liked by 25 people

  3. fred5678 says:

    Official POTUS support channel:


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    • fred5678 says:

      My email today:

      Dear President Trump,

      Looking forward to your address to the nation tonight.

      PLEASE do not offer a DACA “fix” in trade for security. Let SCOTUS end the unconstitutional DACA program.

      DACA is unconstitutional — to “legalize” it dishonors those legal immigrants who wait in line for years.

      DACA is self-defeating — it REWARDS bad behavior and thus encourages MORE bad behavior.

      When DAPA was ended there was not much resistance because it was obviously rewarding the thieves themselves — same as giving the stolen jewels to the burglars.

      DACA is just as bad — it gives the stolen jewels (residency) to the children of the burglars!!

      If you “legalize” DACA, what happens to the burglars — the parents who knowingly and willfully broke our laws and stole residency for themselves and for their children?

      Will you “tear the families apart” and either leave the parents “in the shadows” or deport them, or will you reward the parents also and give them residency?? Once you legalize DACA, there will be a YUGE clamor to “legalize” their parents!!

      DACA is a no-win situation for you and America. Let SCOTUS kill DACA and end the struggle, and let these wonderful children and their parents return to their own country and improve there own homeland.

      Any form of DACA “fix” will only increase the flood of illegal immigration. You must discourage illegal immigration by letting SCOTUS end DACA.



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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Dear President Trump: please, send someone you trust to verify that Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still alive and, if so, still capable to function as Justice of the SCOTUS. It’s terribly important that Deep State does not decide for her or her cold body.

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      • smartyjones1 says:

        President Trump has no plans (currently) to trade DACA. He believes he has the winning legal case.


  4. Manufacturing Renaissance is starting to bust out:
    • Obama LOST 20k Manufacturing Jobs in 96 months
    • Trump has ADDED 440k Manufacturing Jobs in 23 months
    … RE Dan Bongino podcast 1/7/19
    • Plus 493k Manufacturing Job OPENINGS
    … 324k Durable Mfg
    … 169k Non-Durable as of November 2018)


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  5. JX says:

    Brenda Snipes update:

    A Florida federal judge will decide whether or not outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott unfairly “targeted” the top elections official in one of the state’s Democratic strongholds. – https://www.miamiherald.com/news/article224012155.html

    Why hasn’t she been prosecuted?

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    • After ruling she was “targeted” …
      • Former Florida AG Pam The-Camera-Hog Bondi has let her off the hook
      • Gov. Scott will be unable to appeal
      • Gov. DeSantis gets the “hot seat” decision to Appeal
      • Florida’s new AG Ashley Democrat-then-Republican Moody can choose-to-lose

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  6. Landslide says:

    America First Policies (Brad Parscale & Katrina Pierson) has a series of tweets (from 2 hrs. ago) up with facts regarding illegal immigration. I imagine these are some of what will be presented tonight. Most Americans have no idea. Pound the facts, Mr. President.

    (Don’t know if this will work…)


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  7. JohnCarlson says:

    Trump Pence Make America Great Again


    I will be addressing the nation tonight at 9 PM EST on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.

    Just look at the facts:

    Drugs are poisoning our loved ones
    MS-13 gang members are threatening our safety
    Illegal criminals are flooding our nation

    I want to make one thing clear to Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi:

    Your safety is not a political game or a negotiation tactic!
    The American people have signed over 2,OOO,OOO petitions demanding Democrats finally put America First and BUILD THE WALL….but Chuck and Nancy simply won’t listen.

    That’s why I want to do something so HUGE, even Democrats and the Fake News won’t be able to ignore.

    We need to raise $5OO,OOO in ONE DAY.

    I want to know who stood with me when it mattered most so I’ve asked my team to send me a list of EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT who donates to the Official Secure the Border Fund.

    Note: If you’ve saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately.

    Please make a special contribution of $42 by 9 PM EST to our Official Secure the Border Fund to have your name sent to me after my speech.

    I wouldn’t be speaking to you tonight if this wasn’t one of the most critical times in the history of our country. I need you to step up, Lawrence.

    Please make a special contribution of $42 by 9 PM EST to our Official Secure the Border Fund to have your name sent to me after this important address.


    President Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    President of the United States


  8. JX says:

    One Belt, One Road update:

    …in 2016 senior officials from China offered to bail out Malaysia state-owned development company “1Malaysia Development Berhad” (1MDB) by using China’s influence to endeavor to stop an investigation from the United States and other countries on the multibillion-dollar money laundering and corruption scandal that rocked Malaysia.

    Chinese leaders said they would endeavor to use their influence so that probes into the involvement of the cohorts of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the scandal would be dropped.

    Moreover, Chinese officials also said that they would put recording devices into the offices and homes of WSJ reporters in Hong Kong who were looking into the 1MDB scandal, in order to ascertain the identities of their sources of information.

    What China wanted in exchange were stakes in pipeline and railway projects for China’s One Belt, One Road program of building infrastructure overseas.



  9. linda4298 says:

    He should have a screen behind him looping all the sound bites of Obama, Hillary, Pelosi, Schumer over and over.


  10. apfelcobbler says:

    Bill Whittle gets down to brass tacks, esp from 6:30 – 12:00, but the whole thing is worth a listen:



    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Bill Whittle questions why President Trump didn’t fight harder for the wall while he had a GOP congress.
      Because he would rather the optics of fighting the dems than fighting his own GOP majority? Ryan and many other RINOs/NeoCons/Globalists didn’t want the wall.

      And because we had an embarrassing fragile “majority” in the Senate. Fragile because we had a number of GOPe ready, willing and eager to defect to the dems to side against President Trump on major issues (Flake, Corker and McCain come to mind immediately)

      Bill Whittle was strong in this. I haven’t watched him much since the primary as I didn’t like some of the attitude he took. But I liked him here. Much common sense and in touch with the voters.

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      • I won't back down says:

        Here is the answer to Bill Whittle – this is not AT ALL about the wall for the Dems. They have chosen this moment to dig in because it is their first opportunity to do so and to (while doing) it blame someone else for the problem. The leadership of both parties made the decision to let their members run home to campaign rather than make hard choices about doing their jobs in the house and Senate (the budgets were all due long ago – in time for the October 1st start of the fiscal year for the government).

        They have all gotten into the habit of “kicking the can” down the road of convenience until it is someone else’s problem and a crisis – – or on both fronts they can claim that it is. Sorry, Trump doesn’t and can’t write spending legislation. That is squarely on a) the House followed by b) the Senate. Two weeks before funding ran out Trump laid out what his priorities were and what it would take to get his signature. The House and the Senate have the option to “get together” and over-ride his threatened veto with 2/3 majorities. No one on either side is willing to compromise to accomplish such.

        That is not Trumps fault and it never will be. That prerogative belongs to congress. If they can’t get there then they need to find a way to get his signature or sit and rot like the useless tools and fools they have become. What a friggin joke. Trump did not create this problem and also just maybe believed the three previous times they’ve negotiated on this and then given up and passed continuing resolutions. Try that with your boss the next time he gives you a deadline and see how it works out for you. I didn’t do what you asked me to do and I didn’t do it on time but I gave myself a firm deadline to not get done what I was supposed to 3 months and then 6 months from now and if you don’t like it – shove it there is nothing you can do to me!

        When you try this I promise your boss will get really creative in finding ways to fire.

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  11. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

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  12. wyntre says:

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I hope he surprises them all by saying the military is already on their way with Army Core of Engineers and that the wall is being built beginning tonight

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    • Arthur says:

      “National emergency” or not, both sides have raised the stakes immensely by digging in.
      Whoever blinks, there will be consequences.

      The libtards (a.k.a “progressives” ) won’t forgive Pelosi & Schumer for it.

      From what I’ve seen in many social-media corners, if Trumps caves it’ll be the last straw for many in the base.

      Problem is, they can’t take a middle and blur the lines. It’s kind of binary : either there’s money and some wall gets build, or it isn’t.

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  13. citizen817 says:

    Demorats want to shut down the Senate
    (6 minutes)

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  14. wyntre says:

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  15. wyntre says:

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  16. paulraven1 says:

    I expect a somewhat disappointing speech, more of the same call to come together. Ideally this is just setting stage for national emergency, but who knows. I thought it was a national emergency two years ago when he was running.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. magatrump says:

    I agree with POTUS if it is true he will not call for a national emergency tonight because as SD has said approx 97% of the public have no clue what is going on. This is POTUS Trump’s chance to educate the public who only watch the MSM and lay the groundwork for victory on the Wall in the coming weeks. God bless President Trump. God bless America!

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    • bakocarl says:

      Many, if not most, of us Treepers have access to and, at least sorta, keep up with border protection issues and facts. That leaves out an enormous chunk of the population who may not be Dimm Devotees who are generally uninformed about the border statistics, issues, Dimm recalcitrance, and Presidential emergency powers.

      As impatient as I am to see the hammer dropped on a National Emergency declaration, I think a bit of education for the masses is in order . . . give it a few days, and then drop the hammer.

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      • lolli says:

        Thanks Bakocarl.
        I was thinking along those lines…but then I realized it shouldn’t matter if everyone is aware or not. It truly is a national emergency. The citizens in our country are at great risk. (Especially border states)
        The spread of disease alone is enough to shut the border completely. (Just until the wall)
        Happy he is addressing the nation.
        Really hoping for some encouraging news.

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        You may have even understated it when you said it leaves “an enormous chunk of the population…” We have to remember that only 1/4 of eligible voters elected President Trump. 1/2 of the eligible voters didn’t vote. Of the half that remain, half voted for Hillary and half for Trump. So, only 1/2 of eligible voters are engaged at all and so the 1/2 that didn’t vote along with the 1/4 that voted for Hillary need to be educated. While there’s little hope for those who voted for Hillary, the 1/2 that didn’t vote could be an enormously powerful block of support if we got them educated.

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      • mimbler says:

        Yes, dem acquaintances of mine just mindlessly repeat the lies that MSM gives them: Illegals are angelic brain surgeons, walls don’t work. Trump puts children in cages, illegals are going through proper channels to ask for refugee status, etc. etc. etc.

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      PDJT has to declare this as national emergency. Remember 911 everyone of us were shock when muslims commandeer airplanes to destroy this country.


      • smartyjones1 says:

        No, he doesn’t and he won’t. It’s been highlighted earlier by Adam Gingrich on Twatter, John Wickes of Politics earlier on this comment thread.

        He has to hold an ace for the right moment and he will not lay it down until it’s time. We don’t know if it will be good.


    • piper567 says:

      maga, my sentiments exactly.


  18. Mr Spock says:

    Hooray!! GOP House leadership is for border security….now that they are in the minority and have no power. Pathetic but predictable.

    Liked by 7 people

    • magatrump says:

      Well yes but the house did pass a bill when they were in the majority that was for the wall. The problem has always been Turtle in the Senate. They need 60 votes in the senate to get the bill to POTUS. Turtle could always go nuclear and make it require only 51 votes but he will not because Turtle is paid off by the US COC.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        Wrong. Republicans had a very slim majority and Mitch McConnell couldn’t rely on McCain, Flake and Corker. Considering the difficulties these three created, he did a pretty good job about confirming judges and so on.


    • Ken Lawson says:

      It’s just what the UniParty GOP members wanted. Minority status where they have no power so there’s no danger of anything passing that supports the president. No one should be surprised.

      Liked by 1 person

    • JX says:

      It’s a variation on the “vote it out of committee then vote against it on the floor” scam.


    • andrewalinxs says:

      Of course they are their vote no longer matters as it is the House of Representatives and they are the minority they can say their for anything they want as long as the dems are against it the actual vote will never matter. As they have cover of going “Well we voted for it but you know dems just have more votes.”

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  19. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  20. burnett044 says:

    I think tonight will just be Prez Trump trying to sell the wall…making his case…..nothing more.
    but I hope I am surprized…

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  21. Co says:

    GOP Leadership should hold a constant Presser up to President Trumps Speech and then continue immediately after to split the Democratic coverage focus IMO

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  22. patrickhenrycensored says:

    The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from an unknown foreign corporation over a pending federal subpoena believed linked to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

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  23. James F says:

    Looks more like an official national emergency complete with immediate National Guard troop deployment on the border.

    Deployment Of SD National Guard Members To Arizona Announced In Noem’s State Of State Address

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  24. AmericaFirst says:

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and President Trump will end the 8 minutes with a well explained EO announcing that we will no longer abide by the unConstitutional custom of gifting the foreign national babies of foreign nationals here illegally with American citizenship. As of TODAY.

    And I am violently opposed to awarding anything at all to the “Dreamers” either, because it is so deleterious to the health of the nation to reward illegal behavior.

    God Bless America, and God Guide and Bless President Trump and all of his family and cabinet.

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  25. tuskyou says:

    Am I the only person at work who won’t get to watch the Oval Office address? Sure feels like it. This is what I get for trading shifts with a coworker 😞

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  26. Bull Durham says:

    It’s a National Emergency . . . maybe . . . next week.

    That is a joke. He’s using a national address to tell us by next week, maybe, he’ll decide what it is.

    Destroys the political moment, the historical moment and the legal moment.

    He should at the least announce that he has ordered 50,000 troops for one week to fill in for the Wall. A military exercise which is good for the troops and in the budget.

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  27. youme says:

    Every challenge to Mueller’s prosecution by defendants or subpoenaed witnesses has met with resistance by the courts

    Supreme Court denies the foreign country-owned company’s request to stay a contempt order resulting from its refusal to comply with a grand jury’s subpoena. Chief Justice Roberts’ “administrative stay” is vacated, so the result is the contempt order is back in effect.

    The fine against the company is to be a fine of $50,000 per day, per the DC Circuit opinion.

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  28. burnett044 says:


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  29. Carrie says:

    So I guess I’m wondering- how did these redactions in the Manafort documents mysteriously go away…


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  30. citizen817 says:

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  31. youme says:

    This recently appointed judge is inexperienced and clearly out of league. Kudos to the Concord Management attorney

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  32. Publius2016 says:

    in a parallel universe: 45 announces he is firing Mueller and the 17 Angry Democrats plus Rosenstein.

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  33. AmericaFirst says:

    Marxists know that relabeling and re-defining things works: They are trying to negate the wall by calling it “Trump’s Wall.” President Trump’s name has been made so incendiary to the leftists that they will use extra energy to deny anything associated with him.

    No, No and NO. It is a Memorial Wall, a Memorial to all of those whose lives were lost because we were careless with our borders and our sovereignty, and we mindlessly aided and abetted criminals. A Memorial to all of those whose lost lives were eminently PREVENTABLE.

    Everywhere we see a reference to “Trump’s” Wall we need to relabel it ourselves. America’s Memorial Wall to Angel Families.

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  34. DT2020 says:

    I am fine with him laying out his case before the American people while at the same time preparing them for the National Emergency order. Gotta get them all up to speed. This way he also gets a two fer for when he does declare a National Emergency. I think the dems cave before then but you never know. What I would like for him to do is get the funding and then declare the National Emergency anyway. Another two fer.

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  35. Justin Green says:

    Decoding Nancy and Chuck:

    1) The wall is immoral = I support open borders.
    2) We want comprehensive immigration reform = I support open borders and amnesty.
    3) We have to keep our promise to Dreamers and DACA = I support legalizing 3 million instant Democrat voters, open borders, amnesty, and an incentive for more illegal immigration.

    What you WILL NOT hear is ANY solution for immigration that results in less illegal immigration, more border security, or enforcement of our existing immigration laws.


  36. youme says:

    They lie all the time…How can he be 3 weeks without a paycheck if the first payless pay period in the federal calendar is Friday January 11?



    • youme says:


      • Sandra-VA says:

        And we know that is a lie… they all got paid at the end of last month! Next check is due this Friday.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        These public employees are getting a taste of what 40 million Americans over the last four decades have suffered. Except for most of those workers it was permanent.

        Whole industries and sectors shipped out of the nation.
        All the best jobs left undermined by cheap Visa holders and illegals.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Not only the lost of shipped out, outsourced jobs, but the killing affects of Obamacare – where full-time work got pushed into part-time jobs. People having to take 2-3 jobs to make ends meet, but without benefits.


      • Michelle says:

        Cool! We won’t give in either. Glad this guy doesn’t mind.


      • Sedanka says:

        More ghostwritten garbage from the keyboard of Scott Adams.


  37. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  38. DT2020 says:

    WH Stream is up

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  39. jeans2nd says:

    Texas gave us another winner

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  40. covfefe999 says:

    I’m seeing a lot of comments here about a national emergency and I caution you to not get your hopes up. Just be open to whatever Trump has to say. Enjoy it. Grab your food or drink treat of choice. I have moved off of Kavanaugh floats (aka root beer floats) and am now addicted to cheesecake samplers, so I’ll be having a slice at 8pm CST. 🙂

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  41. patrickhenrycensored says:

    As of now, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has not been informed that the sheriff has been suspended. Gov. DeSantis’ staff is refuting a recent Fox News report that Scott Israel had been suspended. https://t.co/2GcLboe1QB

    — Frank Guzman (@fguzmanon7) January 9, 2019


  42. icndark says:

    you tube is killing all the feeds


  43. andyocoregon says:

    Pity the conservatives who still live in California and New York City.

    They both have leaders who will bankrupt their citizens so non-citizens can receive welfare and free healthcare.

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  44. covfefe999 says:

    Snowflake CNN producer Jason K Morrell is upset:

    I did an image search. Guess what … it’s unretouched. Photo is here.
    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-poses-for-a-news-photo/466727008 It’s from 2014 and there’s at least one more photo like that in the series. https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/ruth-bader-ginsburg?mediatype=photography&phrase=ruth%20bader%20ginsburg&sort=mostpopular

    I’m not on twitter but it would be wonderful if someone here who is can post the gettyimages link to the snowflake. It’s ART, Jason. Duh. 🙂

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  45. duchess01 says:

    #Obama #Hillary #TRUMP
    TRUMP /Dems have zero-leverage-They are Broken-“Bible Prophecy”

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  46. jeans2nd says:

    Democrat meddling from the Alabama Senate race (Roy Moore) continued during the 2018 midterms. Link to Daily Caller article.


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