February 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #762

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1,187 Responses to February 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #762

  1. wtd says:

    House Democrats plan to introduce resolution on Friday to stop Trump’s national emergency related to border security – congressional aide

    Liked by 4 people

  2. litlbit2 says:

    Betcha President Trump has already been there.
    Was thinking to self, we could stop all talks, just reverse the concession in previous deals. USA will assume China’s role, China gets what they gave us! 2060 we should revisit. Enjoy your sunrise 👋🇺🇸

    Liked by 3 people

  3. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 02/19 and 02/20/2019

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

    Please Check Back for Updates – Thank You!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. ganesh says:

    just for fun

    Trump should ask China to exchange these bonds for the US debt they hold now.

    That would be a riot.

    I actually have a couple of these – with about 1/4 of the coupons clipped.

    https://www.jqknews.com/news/76371-They_held_the_old_Chinese_bonds_and_asked_new_China_to_repay_Trump.html

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  5. lawton says:

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  6. kinthenorthwest says:

    From a good Tweeter friend… Had to share…

    Liked by 9 people

  7. nimrodman says:

    Just in time to wipe the Smollett case off the top spot:

    Fox tv reporting that a Coast Guard Lieutenant, self-identified “white nationalist” arrested, had a “hit list” of prominent Dem politicians and media personalities and cache of serious weaponry and ammo.

    Gotta get back to the “white nationalist” narrative, don’tcha know …

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Concerned Virginian says:

    AND on 6PM ET FoxRadioNews, 106.1TalkRadio Durham, the report is that POTUS SAYS IT WAS HIS DECISION to not let Ms. Huda back into the United States, and that Sec. Pompeo AGREED with him.

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  9. behind enema lines says:

    Yes, I know a certain letter of the alphabet doesn’t belong here but go read it for yourself. there is a hint that the Mueller report has to be written submitted BEFORE the next US DOJ inspector general report can be issued.

    I want to believe.

    Liked by 2 people

    • behind enema lines says:

      Really freaky stuff like pics of Haberman on the train, etc. It is in my head. Bye bye coates, etc.

      I need therapy. Praying for Barr.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sharon says:

      Behind there has been plenty of proof of that certain letter of the alphabet is real! People need to open their eyes for heaven sakes! How much more proof do they need?Even the video where Our President is talking to the media with the room full of generals and others about this the calm before the storm! And he makes the Q sign with his left hand as he is talking! Also the recent rally in El Paso when Donald Trump Jr. is giving his speech and talking with his hands and making the Q sign with his left hand! And many more signs! So Obvious. General Flynn signing things with WWG1WGA! Really sad that oh we aren’t allowed to discuss Q here! No freedom of speech?

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      • Arty Shellrep says:

        -Sharon says: “No freedom of speech?”

        This is Sundance’s private blog and he denounced Q’s trust the plan as disinformation.
        There is NO expectation of free speech on a private blog.

        Sadly , Qtards are consumed with confirmation bias which inhibits critical thinking.

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  10. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Walls closing in fast.

    Liked by 8 people

  11. Sandra-VA says:

    Just in time for election season… I expect there will be more of this coming:

    https://apnews.com/e919eb94af514cfc9a43982fc7e2e617

    “WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a “domestic terrorist” who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures.

    Christopher Paul Hasson is due in court on Thursday in Maryland. He was arrested on gun and drug charges last week.

    Prosecutors say Hasson espoused extremist views for years. Court papers detail a June 2017 draft email in which Hasson described an “interesting idea” that included “biological attacks followed by attack on food supply.”

    Federal agents found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition when Hasson was arrested. Prosecutors say he also had compiled a list of prominent congressional Democrats, activists, journalists and media commentators.

    Hasson’s attorney declined to comment on Wednesday. His arrest was first noted by researchers from George Washington University.”

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/self-proclaimed-white-nationalist-planned-mass-terror-attack-government-says-i-am-dreaming-of-a-way-to-kill-almost-every-last-person-on-earth/ar-BBTS5sH

      “‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says ”

      “Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland” and dreamed of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Though court documents do not detail a specific planned date for an attack, the government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since at least 2017, developed a spreadsheet of targets that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and searched the Internet using phrases such as “best place in dc to see congress people” and “are supreme court justices protected.”

      “The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country,” the government said in court documents filed this week, arguing that Hasson should stay in jail awaiting trial. “

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    • MfM says:

      My spidy sense is tingling. I’m betting they have known about this guy for a very long time. So why now?

      Liked by 2 people

      • snarkybeach says:

        False Flag … get your False Flags here!

        Liked by 3 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Need a distraction from –

        – Nick Sandmann about to pound Jeff Bezo’s lying WaPooh azz into the financial and reputational pavement.
        – Alleged hate crime victim Jussie Smollett being caught red-handed in a hoax
        – PDJT winning on the border issue, winning on the trade issues, winning on the Muh Russia Hoax issue, winning on the economy, winning on jobs & employment numbers
        – PDJT approval numbers refuse to go down despite 24/7 multiple all-out attacks on his character and policies since before he was elected.

        Oh yeah this story appears to be sweet relief for the Anti-Trump, Anti-Amertican, anti-white enemedia.

        I still won’t believe all the details as reported until a few days have passed and the rush to sensationalize the story has somewhat abated…

        Liked by 4 people

    • LBB says:

      “His arrest was first noted by researchers from George Washington University.”

      Doesn’t that seem like an odd remark to add to story. Not sure if court filing was a few days ago and nobody took notice or what. Why would they make that notation?

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  12. Carrie says:

    With this whole press tour with McCabe and Weiner getting out of the pen, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the Weiner laptop. I envision it in a crate somewhere near the Ark of the Covenant in that CIA warehouse from Indiana Jones…

    Liked by 7 people

  13. patrickhenrycensored says:

    The Sandwich Made Me Do It
    JS

    Liked by 8 people

  14. burnett044 says:

    I bet Jussie Mullet…uses the Orange man bad defense.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Cathy M. says:

    LOVE IT!!!

    “A New York Times Square billboard BLASTS Socialistm dimwit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!”

    Photo of billboard in this story
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/wow-times-square-billboard-destroys-socialist-dimwit-ocasio-cortez-aoc/

    Liked by 5 people

  16. peace says:

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/migrant-caravans-prove-a-successful-formula-for-mass-illegal-entry-to-us_2808862.html

    So where are the last 3 migrants caravans that supposedly weren’t allowed into our country? Does anybody know?

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Lucille says:

    Bristol County Sheriff, Thomas Hodgson, on Border Security
    One America News Network

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Troublemaker10 says:

    Dems running from socialist label….

    ———-

    Dem Rep. Cicilline: ‘We Don’t Have Socialist Candidates Running for President in the Democratic Party’
    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/20/dem-rep-cicilline-we-dont-have-socialist-candidates-running-president-democratic-party/

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  19. Apfelcobbler says:

    Good article outlining some accounting shenanigans we are likely to see more of – as our commie gets better acquainted with Swamp accounting. Riley is AOC’s nominal boyfriend; I remain skeptical.

    Liked by 4 people

    • FofBW says:

      Sad to say, but it seems this woman is getting as much publicity as PT….why??

      Liked by 3 people

      • Arty Shellrep says:

        -FofBW

        AOC could be the opposing force to broaden the Overton Window before the 2020 presidential election.

        The Overton Window represents the boundaries of “acceptable” public policy and discourse — what a politician can support without seeming too “extreme.” Opposing forces try to broaden this window (or shift it to one side) to make formerly “radical” ideas seem more “mainstream.”

        We need to unmask her handlers to fully understand the intentions of the AOC useful idiot phenomenon.

        Liked by 2 people

    • snarkybeach says:

      someone is paying for her navy yard digs and designer frocks

      Liked by 2 people

  20. Kay Emig says:

    If this has been brought up today already, please forgive me – just got home from work and haven’t caught up on the whole thread. The SC ruling today overturning the asset forfeiture stuff (which in the surface feels like a good thing in limiting government overreach) worries me that it’s timed to stop the early move made by the President to go after the funds of those trafficking in children etc as part of the set up to get to The Big Ugly. The Clinton money as so forth. Does this ruling affect or negate that stuff? I got a bad feeling about this for some reason… anybody know about this? Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. mashall says:

    I’ve had this on my wish list for years…get some!

    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/20/congressmen-call-for-u-s-designation-of-mexican-cartels-as-terror-orgs-los-zetas-gulf-in-crosshairs/

    “The representatives said the purposes behind labeling the specific cartel factions as terrorist organizations are:

    To make it unlawful for any person who knowingly provides “material support or resources” to the cartel to enter the United States.
    To prevent any member of a designated drug cartel from legally entering the United States.
    To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to block all assets possessed or controlled by the drug cartels.
    To further stigmatize these groups both at home and abroad.
    In the letter to Secretary Pompeo, the Congressmen note:

    Given these harrowing circumstances, law enforcement needs to have every tool at their disposal to dismantle drug cartels. Labeling cartels that utilize terrorism as FTOs would make it unlawful for any person who knowingly provides “material support or resources” to the cartel to enter the United States, prevent any member of a designated drug cartel from legally entering the United States, and allow the Secretary of the Treasury to block all assets possessed or controlled by the drug cartels. It would also further stigmatize these groups both at home and abroad.”

    “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war”
    Locate
    Close with
    Destroy

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  22. mike devault says:

    Let’s try to change this and stick it to George Conway (Mhttps://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1098224325365239808r. Kellyanne Conway)!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Troublemaker10 says:

    Reason Editor Explains How Hate Crime Statistics Are Misrepresented, Gives Shocking Guess On How Many Are Actually Real
    https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/robby-soave-hate-crime-statistics?__twitter_impression=true

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

    No thanks.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Chris says:

      Hogan has done some good things for Md ,..not too hard to do when a dimm run state taxes rain…

      Md , just like No Va is heavily influenced by inner AND outer DC Beltway economies.

      The rest of the country could be going to schitt ,.. DC is still growing

      ,, no doubt some nevertrump swamp slime is oozing ,peddling . tempting

      Hogan was wobbly and did not endorse DJT in 2016 .That’s gonna bite’um everytime he sits . Will be dropping him a note to remind him.
      ..needs more experience as a gov.m IMHO
      This marylander vote will be for VSGDJ
      .

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  25. kinthenorthwest says:

    Not even shocked anymore by what the liberals do.

    America’s First Two Muslim Congresswomen Will Both Be Fundraising For Hamas-Linked Organization
    https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/19/tlaib-omar-cair-banquet/

    Liked by 6 people

  26. Arty Shellrep says:


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  27. Perot Conservative says:

    The Atlanta Fed RealGDP Now estimate is 1.5% for Q1.

    Legit estimate? 1st Qtr Blues? (Retail off)

    Obama Term Average

    Q3 2015 – 1.0% 0.7%
    Q4 2015 – 0.4%

    Q1 2016 – 1.5% 1.875%
    Q2 2016 – 2.3%
    Q3 2016 – 1.9%
    Q4 2016 – 1.8%

    Trump Term

    Q1 2017 – 1.8% 2.475%
    Q2 2017 – 3.0%
    Q3 2017 – 2.8%
    Q4 2017 – 2.3%

    Q1 2018 – 2.2% 3.3%
    Q2 2018 – 4.2%
    Q3 2018 – 3.5%
    Q4 2018 –

    New GDP numbers out soon.

    Obama’s last 6 quarters: 1.483%
    PTrump’s last 6 quarters: 3.0%

    https://www.statista.com/st

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  28. peace says:

    A tech source called Newsela is in our public schools under the guise of providing reading support for our students. To date, the articles seem to support an anti-Trump agenda. Be on the lookout.

    Liked by 7 people

  29. lawton says:

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  30. Troublemaker10 says:

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  31. Robert Smith says:

    I hadn’t seen this but, as expected, Lara Logan pays the price for speaking plainly and truthfully:

    https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lara-logan-cbs-news-1203142584/

    Summary below if you missed what caused her to be pushed out. I assume she wanted out anyway and went out with a flourish.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/18/cbss-lara-logan-on-media-bias-unless-you-seek-out-breitbart-you-wont-see-the-other-side/

    Liked by 4 people

  32. WSB says:

    Sarah Isgur Flores has announced she has left her position as AG spokeswoman and will be at CNN to assist with 2020 campaign coverage.

    No journalism background, and the critters are not happy.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/backlash-hits-cnn-over-hiring-former-trump-doj-spokeswoman-as-political-editor

    Cannot seem to find any timeline of events…whether she left after Barr’s arrival, or if she has been out for awhile.

    Was her handler job over? Did the swamp call her back to the mother ship? Did Jeff knowingly hire Sarah? Did she stay on with Whitaker?

    Not sure what to make of this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • LBB says:

      Ha- she went to Rosenstein’s office 3 mo ago (story from beginning of Dec)

      Leah Millis/Reuters
      The Justice Department officially has a new top spokesperson: Kerri Kupec has been named director of its Office of Public Affairs, The Daily Beast has learned.

      Sarah Isgur Flores, the previous director of public affairs for the department, has moved to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office, multiple Justice Department sources confirmed. Flores has been one of the most visible advocates for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned from the department the day after midterm elections. She worked on the team that guided Sessions through his contentious nomination process, and previously was a spokesperson for Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign.

      Kupec, the new top spokesperson, formerly represented the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom. She also spent time at the White House helping with Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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      • WSB says:

        She is evil in my bok. Started during Cruz’s campaign, sold to Carly, paid by a LI attorney. Went to Sessions, Rosenstein, and now CNN?

        And we wonder about leaking and other speed bumps?

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  33. ilcon says:

    For the twits here. What I see totally missing from the America supporting side in Trump wall ED, is no one tagging the Democrats as still being #thepartyofhumaneslavery. The Ds by being against the wall are advocating for the continuance of cross border human trafficking. How about any twits here get the hashtag trending.

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  34. bpk1300 says:

    any questions about what is happening on the border.

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  35. recoverydotgod says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Look! Look! Look!

      I am nobody if I didn’t make a name for myself hating Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bakocarl says:

      I understand this. Really nothing wrong about him not liking PTrump, although his self recording shows he must be impressed with his own importance.

      I know I’m still pissed about the fact that when the Trumps had to fumigate the White House, that the biggest cockroaches had already escaped.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Rockefeller Center is right across the street.

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    • LBB says:

      Is Eric going to make his 2020 announcement ? This is the type of posts all the other candidates are doing. Got their PR , MO on watch.

      2 days ago in Iowa. The Gazette — snip

      SIOUX CITY — In a visit to a Sioux City home, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., teased an audience about a potential 2020 presidential bid.

      Swalwell, an Iowa native who represents California’s 15th district in the House of Representatives, said Saturday night he has eight staffers in Iowa and is putting together staffers in South Carolina in anticipation of tossing his hat into the ring. But the formal announcement is yet to come.

      “Yes, I imagine, we’ll have an announcement fairly soon,” he said while standing in the living room of local Democrat Jim Sorvaag. Several dozen supporters crowded into Sorvaag’s Sioux City house to hear Swalwell’s speech, which was put on as a Woodbury County Democratic Party Truman Club event.

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      • Bigbadmike says:

        Stalwell was about 4 to 10 years old when his family moved to California. Of course, being born in Iowa makes him a Hawkeye. John Wayne was also born in Iowa, but he lived there a bit longer than Eric. He is 38 years old, half the age of Bernie. If he announces, it will be another loser that will throw their support to Hillbag. Biden is being pressured to be her stooge in 2020 because it would be really boring to watch a redux of Bernie and Her flatulence again.

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  36. as11115 says:

    Too funny.
    Bernie leading the democrat field

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dz5RDvgWsAA-pZy.jpg:large

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  37. simicharmed says:

    Another Finish-The-Wall examples!

    This female Sheriffs Deputy escaped death from another one of Nancy P’s wonderful illegal alien invaders….just happened a couple days ago! Fortunately the deputy escaped death and killed the animal…

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Napa-body-cam-video-shooting-officer-involved-13631946.php

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  38. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Did not watch the clip, but wanted to post this here, anyways. Andrew McCarthy told Lou Dobbs tonight that he thinks there is a 75% chance that the Dems impeach POTUS.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/andrew-mccarthy-three-in-four-chances-house-democrats-will-impeach-president-trump-video/

    BUT…he also says he doesn’t think there is any chance POTUS is removed from office.

    Not sure I agree with McCarthy here (impeaching without removing is not considered a political winner for the party that impeaches), but wanted to post the clip anyways.

    One thought I had on this, before, was that the Dems could try to wait until closer to the 2020 election to impeach POTUS. That is, have Trump “impeached” going into the election (to hurt him politically) without actually having to immediately face the voters (Dem House) when and if the impeachment fails in the Senate. Then you hope Trump loses in the election and the Senate trial never happens.

    If that scenario took place, my guess is the Dem House would let the SDNY investigation (and their own) string out as long as possible before drawing up impeachment articles as Fall 2020 hits.

    We will see. We know the Dems and their helpers in the media and the Deep State will do anything they can to hurt POTUS politically. Tank his polls, hurt the economy, etc. So nothing would surprise me, even though I don’t think there is any chance (right now) that POTUS could be removed by the Senate.

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    • Johnny Dollar says:

      “Andrew McCarthy told Lou Dobbs tonight that he thinks there is a 75% chance that the Dems impeach POTUS.”

      Your quote is not correct.

      Andrew McCarthy said : “Well, I think we have to be clear about what we’re talking about with respect to impeachment. I still think the president will be, I think there’s probably three chances out of four that he will be impeached in the sense that the Democrat controlled House will file articles of impeachment.”

      “Filing” by a house member, any House member, is a far cry from voting to impeach by the full house. Lots of steps in between the two events.

      In fact, Mr. McCarthy is a bit off, too. The chances for a filing of articles of impeachment by the democrat controlled congress are not 75%; but, actually, 100%. Because, a Democrat has already filed articles of impeachment. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6554663/California-Democrat-files-articles-impeachment-day-House-power-shift.html

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Thanks Johnny. I did not have the chance to watch the clip. Gateway often over-hypes things, and that seems to be the case here.

        Good points, thanks again. And you’re right — didn’t the one guy already file for impeachment like 3 times? Lol

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

    Vietnamese barber marks upcoming summit with free Trump, Kim haircuts
    https://nypost.com/2019/02/19/vietnamese-barber-marks-upcoming-summit-with-free-trump-kim-haircuts/

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