February 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #760

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976 Responses to February 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #760

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    Awesome new song I was turned onto

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  2. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  3. burnett044 says:

    fyi..Prez Trump to speak….

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  4. Dora says:

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  5. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  6. Zippy says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Photos Show U.S. Border Facility Overwhelmed by Migrants

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/18/exclusive-leaked-photos-show-u-s-border-facility-overwhelmed-by-migrants/

    Leaked photos reveal the extent to which U.S. border facilities are being overwhelmed by the inflow of migrants from Central America and other nations. Breitbart exclusively obtained the photos that are reminiscent of the Obama-era border surge. The images depict a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing, detention, and transport facility at a U.S. port-of-entry in El Paso, Texas. According to the source of the images, the photos were taken on February 17, 2019.

    The images were provided by a source operating under the umbrella of CBP who spoke with Breitbart on the condition of anonymity and stated, “The medical staff at the facility can’t keep doing this. They are getting overwhelmed.”

    Another source operating under the umbrella of CBP spoke with Breitbart under the same conditions and stated, “This is no different than what we were dealing with during the Obama Administration. This is happening in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, the Del Rio Sector, the El Paso Sector, the Tucson Sector, the Yuma Sector, and the San Diego Sector. It’s almost across the entire Southwest border that we are being overwhelmed by migrant families.” The source added, “We are basically facilitating Mexican cartels’ migrant smuggling operations into the interior of America. We are babysitting and not securing our border. The flow shows no signs of abating and it keeps increasing.”

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. citizen817 says:

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Shanahan has NO SAY in whether the wall gets built or not! Hey dude… A National Emergency has been declared by the President of the United States, your Commander in Chief – a lawful order has been given. Comply!

      This man is not making me happy of late. Get General Keane in there!

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    • Paprika says:

      Does this mean that after 2 years of the US President stating that we have serious problems at the border that our acting Secretary of Defense and all the Pentagon generals and lawyers did not have multiple operational contingency plans in place and ready to go if needed? Really? Is our Department of Defense this unprepared for even this simple of an action?

      Were none of them at least Boy Scouts when they were young?

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      • Tom! says:

        This means that after two years the president does not have effective control over his military. Foreign leaders will definitely take note. There should be no excuse for a public comment from the defense secretary that is not 100% in agreement with his commander in chief.

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        • Zaza says:

          “There should be no excuse for a public comment from the defense secretary that is not 100% in agreement with his commander in chief.”

          agree, also this brings back to mind that some of the theorized “Trump deposers” would be in the military as a necessity, ie Pentagon types LOYAL to the Deep State and not our PotUS.

          Out here in the real world we would call that person a TRAITOR, and of course being in the military that could warrant a firing squad.

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        • InAz says:

          Time for President Trump to fire military just as Obolo did.

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    • vladdy says:

      Is someone appointed by the president usually going to just shrug and say…haven’t decided yet of following the law…??

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      • vladdy says:

        Rats. First, that should be “haven’t decided yet about following the law.” Next — put this up after his first quote, and then all of you smartly put in your comments about how of COURSE he can’t just say that when his superior gives an order. Trump needs to be quicker about firing people. I know, I know, the media, the swamp, political opinion, etc etc.. But we can’t just go on having government officials NOT GETTING WITH THE PROGRAM. It’s not just ignoring DT; it’s ignoring the will of the people, damn it!

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  9. Ivehadit says:

    Melania is GLOWING!!!

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  10. vikingmom says:

    Any official word yet from SCOTUS as to whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg will actually be in chambers tomorrow for the next round of oral arguments?

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  11. Paprika says:

    I see that kamala harris schedules a town hall rally same time as President Trump’s speech in Florida and C-Span is carrying both live.

    Would love to know the numbers for how many are watching each one!

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  12. GSparrow says:

    An incredible and very long interview with reporter Lara Logan. She’s an incredible and courageous woman IMO who said this interview is likely career suicide. (paraphrased)

    The interview covers a wide range of issues including the mid east wars but this video segment begins with Lara discussing the liberal MSM including Trump coverage. Stop time is up to you.

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  13. Lucille says:

    Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration to be ambassador of UN
    February 18, 2019 9:00 AM By Robert Spencer

    This isn’t why she withdrew, as far as I know, but the Huffington Post adds this: “She was also linked to blogger Robert Spencer, a prominent anti-Muslim activist who is banned from entering the UK.”

    My “link” to Heather Nauert consists solely of being part of a panel she interviewed on Fox News over a decade ago, but the key point here is that the Huffington Post thinks this tenuous “link” will make Nauert look bad. Seventeen years after 9/11, the establishment media thinks it’s a great stigma to oppose jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others. The Huffington Post repeats the claim that this makes one “anti-Muslim,” as if opposing the Nazis made one “anti-German.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/02/heather-nauert-withdraws-from-consideration-to-be-ambassador-of-un

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    • Zaza says:

      I don’t really know the story either. Nauert is a graduate of Colombia’s journalism program, she has little other than that to “qualify” her, but afaik that doesn’t have anything to do with her stepping down. My GUESS would be that congress is drawing out the appointment confirmations of the PotUS and her’s was bound to be “stuck” in the house so she decided to quit.

      My feeling is the PoTUS should simply ignore congress and make emergency or out of session appointments, whatever works more quickly and stop letting congress get the better of him. Either way I would have liked to see Nauert in the job as I think she would have been great at simply following the boss’s orders which is the job after all. Of course she was one of the original FOX News hotties but that has nothing to do with anything.
      *wink wink

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        The House has nothing to do with confirmations… also, the Senate has yet to be “out of session” so President Trump cannot make recess appointments.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        Cocaine Mitch will never go into recess to help the President out. He could change the rules minority objections to confirmations, but he won’t. It’s his way of RESIST.

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  14. youme says:

    Today’s science fiction report

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  15. Og Oggilby says:

    Sabo Strikes Again!!

    Right-wing street artist Sabo is taking aim at Jussie Smollett in an impressive new poster campaign on the streets of Los Angeles:

    “With race relations being as bad as they are this thoughtless idiot could very well have started a race war,” Sabo told the Gateway Pundit. “Not to mention I wear a red MAGA hat. I’ve been called all sorts of things that I’m not for simply wearing it. He didn’t make that any safer for those who wear that hat or for those who support the President.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/right-wing-artist-sabo-takes-aim-at-jussie-smollett-in-new-street-art-in-los-angeles/

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  16. Just saw on local news – latest from the Sollett team ( I knew he would either have to deny it was staged , throw the brothers under bus BUT Chicago PD has all the evidence that staged or plan B, claim some mental thing ) And BINGO on ( B) spokesperson says he was soooo upset about a nasty racist/ homophoic letter he got on show he just had to do SOMETHING to protest . TOTAL BS. His intentions were “ noble “ but actions wrong -DOUBLE BS ( He is only saying this now because he got caught! )

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  17. PS they will try to make a deal with no time or penalty with him agreeing to get therapy for his mental disturbance which was caused by racist President Trump anyway ( sarcasm )

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  18. Zaza says:

    Dear PotUS,

    Draining the swamp FIRST, would have made your job 100,000% easier.

    But you know that now, right?

    Your would be adviser – Zaza

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  19. Perot Conservative says:

    BORDER ALERT

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Disgusting! Shanahan MUST GO!

      And George Conway should shut the h… up!

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Terrible mistake. My guess is that will doom any chance he had of staying on as permanent Secretary Of Defense. Shame he fell into that trap, but you can’t have mistakes like that.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          I guess he was playing coy, but he did himself no favors and has only himself to blame if he doesn’t stay.

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          • MakeAmericaGreat says:

            You may be right. I should not blatantly believe some media report. Just hope there is no issue here, that’s all.

            I like Shanahan from what I’ve seen. Seems to get along well with Trump. Just don’t want any issues, but I may have overreacted here based upon a media report. My bad.

            I think the Wall situation is in good shape now. Just don’t want to see anything jeopardize that.

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    • Piper77 says:

      Why would you even post a tweet from that scumbag?

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    • mashall says:

      “If you are naive enough to admit Third Worlders you are punished by deconstructing your country into non-existence.

      The countries that avoid this mistake – Hungary, Poland, etc – get called racist for not letting them in, but avoid many more parasitic demands later.”

      Because they are not White /Anglo/European descendants, when the Chinese and Japanese refuse to allow immigration, they are not called racist, either.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Easiest thing to do in difficult situations is to say “no”. But if you do, right off the bat, everything gets easier from there.

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    • piper567 says:

      I could’ve imagined he had not talked to Trump yet!

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  20. Perot Conservative says:

    Can TRO and injunctions stop border wall construction?

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      No, don’t think so. Not on the early rounds of building. But I could be wrong. Need someone like Ristvan to go over this question.

      However, the mistake you mentioned above made by Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan (and pounced on by Kellyane Conway’s husband) might be problematic. That was an unfortunate thing he said, and my guess is whoever asked him the question may have been set up along these grounds (to try to get him to say this in order to try to invalidate the order).

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  21. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Apologize if this has been said previously, haven’t read the thread yet.

    Just wanted to comment on the daughter of Obama, as she is now trending high on Twitter. Don’t care what she did in Miami, and really don’t care about her as I’m not interested in children of political figures (although this courtesy is rarely extended to the GOP).

    Just wanted to comment on a strategic move in all of this dust-up over her.

    Apparently, the story first came out about photos or whatever about her in Miami. Cavorting on the beach and so on. Then, later (I believe), there came out something about her having a secret Facebook page which included her putting down Trump.

    What seems to have happened here is that someone from Team Obama leaked the information on the Facebook page, on purpose, to distract from the other (potentially embarrassing to the Obama family) information coming out. This is a typical ‘distract’ or ‘deflect’ PR tactic, and it seems to be in usage here.

    The upshot of this, if I am reading it right, is something like this: Well, ok, Obama’s daughter may be staying in a posh hotel in Miami and cavorting on the beach, but she’s still a good person and “one of us” in the struggle as she says, as we do, that Trump is “evil.”

    Really silly stuff. But typical PR moves and particularly typical for Team Barry. They exist on PR (they have little else to offer) and this attempted turnabout maneuver would fit them to a T.

    A similar move was used by Team Obama after the Harvey Weinstein stuff first was made public. Because the Obamas were friendly with Weinstein or something, and one of Obama’s daughter (the same one now in the news) interned for Weinstein.

    So, instead of admitting their own bad judgment in allowing their daughter to be around Weinstein, the press release instead tried to attack POTUS on MeToo grounds. The same technique appears to be being used in this current instance, with the Obama daughter presently in Miami.

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    • Piper77 says:

      Why is she trending on Twitter? And what information about the Obamas will come out?

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        She apparently was caught drinking underage in photos, or something, and then it was also said that she is staying at some posh hotel in Miami on spring break or whatever. Don’t know all the details.

        Also, my guess is she’s really trending because of this “secret Facebook” account she had that put down Trump.

        As far as what comes out on the Obamas, it just looks like their daughter might be a bit of a lush or something. I guess. Just not a good look for them, I suppose. And she could also have that “pampered rich girl from Ivy League university” appearance. And that’s why I think the ‘secret’ Facebook page was leaked, to turn the story.

        I don’t care about this stuff much, just going over the apparent PR moves being made here. And she is trending on Twitter, so I’m sure the story will get at least some traction.

        Obama has taken a lot of heat for ‘cashing out’ since leaving office. Particularly as regards his speaking fees. So the daughter kind of doing the ‘spoiled rich kid, out of control’ thing (could be perceived that way) might not help out the family image.

        The Obamas are fixated on public image. Obsessed with it. So any perceived knock on that image will be countered, as seems the case here.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Because Malia, Super Genius II, had a secret Facebook page where she called Trump evil.

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    • So. what’s the story with the other daughter, sasha? N ever hear anything about her…my theory is that she is developmentally disabled in some way, so they keep her out of the limelight. Didn’t she have meningitis as an infant? That could cause brain damage.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Not sure about her. Think she’s going to Univ of Michigan next year. Senior in high school now. Don’t know about the meningitis stuff. Feel bad for both girls to have those two as parents, though.

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  22. George Hicks says:

    Audit Finds Signs of Fraud in New Mexico House Race
    https://email.oxford1.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=mnQwKIr9cfSYRDym3P42sULhVwdAnjGVPIfsXURpev30uOov-5XWCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2fclick.heritage.org%2fLb63TH00p1uM0Mi0P0e0s0r

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  23. burnett044 says:

    Happy Presidents Day..

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  24. linda4298 says:

    https://vdare.com/articles/patrick-j-buchanan-why-did-trump-have-to-declare-an-emergency-because-congress-won-t-do-its-job He has usurped the “power of the purse” that the Founding Fathers invested in Congress. He has disregarded the “checks and balances” of Madisonian democracy. He is acting like an imperial president.

    Yet the decline of Congress is not a recent phenomenon. And the principal collaborator in its fall from grace, from being “the first branch of government” to the least esteemed, has been Congress itself, its own timidity and cowardice.

    Contrast, if you will, the now-inveterate torpor and inaction of Congress with how presidents, declared by historians to be great or near great, have acted.

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  25. JAS says:

    WordPress is FUBAR! I have to reenter my email and user name for every post. And the posts don’t show up for five minutes!! Bueller? Bueller?

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  26. Sandra-VA says:

    Ummmmmmmm…….

    “California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to pull National Guard troops away from the U.S.-Mexico border to help protect his state’s struggling marijuana industry.

    Faced with competition from a robust black market, the legal cannabis industry in California has not experienced the growth that supporters had expected. Newsom — who enjoyed hundreds of thousands in campaign donations from the marijuana lobby — wants to aid the industry by redeploying at least 150 California National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border and instead use them to combat illegal grows in Northern California.

    “There are legitimate concerns in Northern California, particularly as it relates to illegal cannabis grows. They are getting worse, not better,” Newsom stated last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I want to see more enforcement.””

    ““We are not interested in participating in this political theatre. I think it is political theatre,” Newsom said in Sacramento, California, as he announced his decision. He went on to claim border crossings are at record lows and argued that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born citizens. “The whole thing is ludicrous,” he said of Trump’s border security efforts.”

    So, he will use the National Guard to protect the States pot growers against the illegal drug trade coming across the border… those illegal grows he speaks of are likely part of some mexican cartels operation.

    He speaks about “values” “not who we are” with regard to border security… so does this mean he values pot more than the citizens of his state?

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  27. FofBW says:

    Happy Presidents Day.

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  28. covfefe999 says:

    She’s aliiiiiiiiive

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  29. Robert Smith says:

    From stories that I’ve read previously, people are levered up so high in loans to bet on real estate. If the building boom has busted the real estate market can’t be far behind in crashing.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      It is bad enough when something like this happens in a non-centrally planned economy. What happens when it does and how do they “plan” their way out of this?

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  30. Landslide says:

    17,711 BETWEEN the ports on entry in ONE month!!!! At ONE sector: Rio Grande Valley. 40% of all illegals cross in this sector.

    Cannot fathom what it must be like to be a border patrol agent…..

    I never post about PDJT should do this or that, but I sure wish he could threaten to pull out of the USMCA if the president of Mexico doesn’t apprehend the illegals on HIS side. Of course, there would be a war—-cartels against Mex military. I just don’t get sending the 10 billion or making ANY deal with a country who allows this invasion. Makes me angry, sad, and extremely frustrated.

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  31. gsonFIT says:

    Ben Wittes was on TV claiming Trump firing of Comey (Obstruction) was destabilizing America’s National Security (Collusion)

    So PDJT colluded with Russia by firing Comey which decreased our ability to be a safe country because the FBI could no longer investigate PDJT

    Very confusing and hard to follow but one thing for sure a wall is immoral. dems are quite certain of this

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  32. The Boss says:

    I’m hearing Rosenstein is fired. Anyone else?

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  33. Lucille says:

    “6 Illegal Immigrants Linked To Mexican Cartel Arrested In NC For Drug Trafficking Operation”
    Published on February 18, 2019 • By WeBuildtheWallNews1
    https://webuildthewall.news/6-illegal-immigrants-linked-to-mexican-cartel-arrested-in-nc-for-drug-trafficking-operation/

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Oh Lucille, that just is not possible. Doncha know ALL drugs are caught at ports of entry and therefore must be distributed to the American populace by the DEA? Fake News and Nancy Pelosi said so.

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  34. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Good Lord.

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  35. Do Stop Thinking About Tomorrow says:

    Just checking my secret Facebook page come to find out I really disliked Obongo

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  36. sunnydaze says:

    So cool that CJ is interviewing Milo. He was such a great spokesperson for the Right for quite a while there.

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  37. Skippy says:

    RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Published 2 hours ago 2/18/19

    Talks on Rosenstein possibly recording Trump unfolded over ‘couple of days,’ abandoned as ‘too risky’: former top FBI lawyer
    By Catherine Herridge | Fox News

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/talks-on-rosenstein-possibly-recording-trump-unfolded-over-a-couple-of-days-former-top-fbi-lawyer-says

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  38. Margaret Berger says:

    Why doesn’t rbg give an interview? These sightings are so weekend at Bernie’s.

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  39. stats guy says:

    Gaslighting, psyops, and now we have DARVO…thread

    sick people manipulating public opinion with sophistries and DARVO

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