May 26th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #857

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836 Responses to May 26th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #857

  1. A2 says:

    Unmissable on Huawei the PLA outfit
    “Huawei’s Yearslong Rise Is Littered With Accusations of Theft and Dubious Ethics
    Chinese giant says it respects intellectual property rights, but competitors and some of its own former employees allege company goes to great lengths to steal trade secrets”

    Excerpt:
    Alarm bells included the discovery around 2012 of secure rooms impenetrable to electronic eavesdropping built in Huawei’s U.S. offices, akin to facilities in intelligence stations around the world, American security officials say.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/huaweis-yearslong-rise-is-littered-with-accusations-of-theft-and-dubious-ethics-11558756858

    Liked by 10 people

    • H.R. says:

      I’ll bet the hospitals in California are going to be flooded by liberals suffering from whiplash injuries over that one, nimrodman.

      Liked by 1 person

      • DJ says:

        No, probably not. A hallmark of liberalism is the ability to completely ignore cognitive dissonance.

        Liked by 8 people

      • thedoc00 says:

        Probably not because leftist and Uni-Party elites are never impacted by their own decisions. The have the funds to live in places and with a life style that insulates (protects) them from the causes they support and their decisions. They flat do not care as long as they retain power and money to do so.

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  2. A2 says:

    “Tariffs pressure Chinese factories to upgrade or move, not to the U.S. but to a ‘second China’

    https://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-tariffs-factories-shipping-guangdong-20190523-story.html

    “US-China trade war manufacturing exodus creating boom times for Chinese logistics companies
    The trade war has created an unlikely winner: the cross-border logistics companies facilitating the exodus of Chinese manufacturers
    Guangzhou-based R&T Transportation helped 10 firms move their entire plant out of China since 2018 and 500 companies to move part of production”

    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3011178/us-china-trade-war-manufacturing-exodus-creating-boom-times

    🤣🤣🤣

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    • jolie jo says:

      I’ve read about this. It’s concerning that Chinese manufacturing is staying Chinese, but just moving them to Vietnam and SE Asia. That doesn’t really help the US much if it’s still Chinese citizens who own these companies.

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      • A2 says:

        Those companies will have to abide by rules in their host countries. The point is they cannot sustain themselves as private companies in China. These are mostly non state owned enterprises ( those are CCP owned enterprises that are subsidised by the Party-State). Their funding has dried up and their primary market is the US. They are fleeing because China is going full bore numpty. Many foreign companies are moving also including US companies who have finally seen the writing on the wall. Better late than never.

        Any business, personal accounts in HK better exchange their currency into US dollars.
        It is getting that serious.

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      • oldumb says:

        It is a smart play.

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    • 4EDouglas says:

      We are going to see a collapse of China as deep as the old Soviet Union..

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      • I hope not. I have no doubt that the Chinese communists would be willing to sacrifice a few hundred million of their people in a war in order to stay in power.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Worriedmom,
          I have no doubt of that, either. The problem for Chicoms, is the same the Soviets encountered; :War”, as in a ‘hot’shooting war doesn’t get them anywhere.

          It doesn’t ‘solve’ there problem, or get them out of a dilemma of their own making. And, there very nature is that of a bully. Bullys only resort to physical confrontation when they are confident their victim will be intimidated and back down.

          So, IMHO “WAR”, as in a ‘hot’ shooting war between the U.S. and China is NOT in the cards.

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          • I certainly hope you are right.

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            • Dutchman says:

              IMHO, PRAY, don’t just “hope”, and IMHO you are praying that PDJT is right.
              After all, HE poked the dragon, knowing the potential consequences.

              You don’t think he considered the posibility of Chicoms ‘going to war’, as he contemplated slapping 25% tarifs on them?

              He taught us a lesson with “Fat Rocketman” tweets. You don’t cower from a bully, you ‘call him out’.

              Kim was,supposed to be unstable, crazy don’t dare call him names he might launch a nuklear weapon!

              He called Kim out, and Kim blinked, its a lesson every schoolkid SHOULD learn.
              NEVER shy away from, much less back down from a confrontation with a bully.
              Cause give him your lunch $ today, you’ll get awful hungry, giving it to him EVERY day.

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  3. citizen817 says:

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. A2 says:

    This is the most sensible warning i’ve read on the Hong Kong currency peg and reserves. 2047 is fast approaching that ends the .’fifty years and no change’ policy agreed to by the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and under Xi Mao 2.0 vastly accelerating that deadline.

    https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62668808/trouble-in-hong-kong-part-deux-may-20-2019

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    • Julian says:

      Not approaching that fast. Many people I know will be dead by then.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 4EDouglas says:

        Include the Chi Coms in that..
        China is a house of cards….
        Unsustainable..

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        • Dutchman says:

          Include the “Emperor for life”, which just means “sorry boss, we CAN’T fire you, so we’re just gonna have to KILL ya!”

          Conmunists have a SOP for dealing with the inevitable failures of their system, blame the leadership for lack of ideological purity, bring out the long knives for a purge of the leadership, and redouble their efforts.

          We will be seeing this play out, in Amerikan Conmunist party (DNC) shortly, as the Bernie/AOC base are already sharpening their knives and preparing for Milwaukee.

          And, at SOME point we will see it play out with Chicoms, before the inevitable collapse.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Love when you mix it up! All work and no play (aka enjoying a good Sumo match) can make A2 a very dull boy 😉 and that goes for us all! Remember today is he seventh day – rest, worship, play, count your blessings…

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      • A2 says:

        Lot, I always honour the sabbath. Today was an exception because of all the stuff going on.

        So, I said my prayers to protect my children, to seek wisdom for the world, and to let the Lord forgive me for hating mosquitoes, the Bain of my life in my village in South China.

        One positive and lovely note, is despite the rain, the dragon boat competitors were practicing on the shore. drums and all.

        love it.

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        • lotbusyexec says:

          You are one of my favorite posters! One day I hope to visit your beautiful country! I too believe in honoring the sabbath – hard in the USA with kids, AAU, regattas, kids activities… but church is like breath – happens naturally ❤️ God bless you and your family AND keep sharing your insights and thoughts. My limb on the Treehouse is made better because of people such as yourself! A somber Memorial Day to you from afar!

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  6. Ad rem says:

    Sumo LIVE Stream – Natsu 2019 – Day 15 Trump should appear ringside for the last three matches….then he’ll present the trophy on the dohyo wearing special slippers.

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    • jx says:

      I hope the dock workers don’t strike, as they did before. If people resist help they shouldn’t complain.

      Liked by 3 people

    • FanGirl says:

      Are they going to thief, fraud, and misuse this money, too? Did they vote in new politicians to get change in this area? If you allowed money to be pilfered before the hurricane rather than spent on infrastructure, don’t expect additional money for the politicians to waste again. I say the same to any s-hole state or city held by sheister politicians that the people keep putting in.

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    • Lulu says:

      Can we dump PR? Start an independence movement? They pay no federal taxes yet take billions and billions in welfare.

      Liked by 13 people

      • boogywstew says:

        Russia is supposedly looking for a Caribbean naval base?

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      • BitterC says:

        I say we turn it into the illegals detention center

        Liked by 1 person

      • badbillbarr says:

        If we did Iran, Turkey, China, etc. would start investing.

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        • A lot of posters keep bring up this possibility that one of our arch evil’s will move in and take over Puerto Rico if we do not keep handing out money to PR as fast as we can.

          Surely there is a better way to keep our enemies from building near the geographical US than being held hostage by a third world island that is run by corrupt officials that line their pockets while the people suffer.

          We keep handing out money to PR for “nutritional assistance” and “reconstruction”.

          Billions and billions of dollars ( the stated amount makes me gasp) that goes straight into the pockets of the corrupt leaders.

          And the citizens still live in poverty and suffer from a lack of just about everything.

          And all just because we do not want Iran or China or Turkey to build a naval base or start investing there.

          Surely there is a better way for both our citizens and the PR citizens than America being blackmailed by a handful grifters who run Puerto Rico.

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    • CaptainNonno says:

      And who is responsible for monitoring where this money is spent! Sick of the corruption and waste over there. Set them free. We don’t need their geopolitical location any more.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Amy2 says:

      Do we have FEMA there assessing and making sure the funds/supplies get to where they should be? No accountability, no funds! And if Puerto Rico doesn’t want to play nice, we can drop some illegals off there to help with the rebuild.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. Ad rem says:

    PDJT’s just entered the Kokugikan , and the crowd IS GOING WILD! The Japanese LOVE our President!!! 😀

    Liked by 16 people

  8. jx says:

    For ALL past, present, and future Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

    Liked by 20 people

    • lotbusyexec says:

      Thanks for sharing – “flying soldiers from the sky…”. Should say “angels”. Great song to start a Memorial Day Weekend off with! Such brave men and women filled with love of duty, honor and country 👍🇺🇸💪

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    • Jx Tango Yankee for this…Hand Salute!!!

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    • Dutchman says:

      I remember when this was first released and was a top 40; wouldn’t, couldn’t happen today!

      And your post of ‘past army, navy, air force and marines’ reminds me; my sister sent me her geneology research on our family, many served but one in particular stands out.

      He was one of the few Americans who served in THREE different branches during his military career!

      Great ballad, so politically incorrect today and will send SJW’s scurrying to their safe spaces!
      Play it proud, play it LOUD!

      Liked by 6 people

    • fanbeav says:

      My dad was a green beret and this song always brings tears to my eyes!😢

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      • Thank to your Dad for his service is he is still alive fanbeav.

        “Back at home a young wife waits”

        I was just a little kid but I remember those days well.

        I had two uncles and I remember very well the stress and the fear of my aunts when they did not get a letter from my uncles for a few weeks.

        They both put on brave faces for my little cousins but it was difficult, very difficult.

        Then a letter would finally arrive and all would be well until the next time.

        Thankfully both uncles made it home but the stress on the wives ( and now days husbands) and families of our service men and women is huge.

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  9. A2 says:

    Fantastic Sumo bout, the crowd went all out clapping and cheering the President. So classy, so appropriate. he has done wonders for US Japan relations.
    Well done.

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  10. TexasDude says:

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/18/average-us-salaries-on-the-rise-thanks-to-booming-economy/

    “US employers are stepping on the accelerator — and that’s lifting average salaries and fueling record raises across many sectors. For the typical American worker, pay increases could soon surge past 4 percent or 5 percent for the year, according to labor experts.”

    Liked by 13 people

    • Dutchman says:

      So, those who objected to the tax bill reducing corporate taxes, saying the companies would just use the $ for stock buy backs or to increase profits were obviously right /S!

      Same people saying this is Obamas recovery, LOL.

      Liked by 4 people

    • RetiredEE says:

      Our national wealth is in a large part based on our manufacturing. We live in a world where transportation allows sourcing from across the globe. The issue becomes when other nations target particular industries with subsidies that distort the pricing/cost structures. Fair trade not free trade!

      From 1955 here is the assembly process of a transistor radio in Indiana with parts made across the country. This was very high labor content but interesting to see how it was done at the time.

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    • soozword says:

      Open borders and doubling of visa workers may dampen those increases considerably.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. curator55 says:

    There is no doubt who Xi Ping hopes is POTUS in 2020

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  13. I listened.. (please forgive me ya’ll… I assume or guess it called SPYING cough, cough,, or opposition research).
    This was Friday in Harris County, Texas..???
    DO NOT count out HRC trying AGAIN, She’s ‘testing’ the waters! 😉
    I noticed two things about this video, seems the cheers & clapping was “piped-in” too seem louder than it was..
    The stage was lit-up so you really cannot see how many were there.. As it ‘appeared to me’ in the person/POV was such that, made it seem a very large crowd.. When it wasn’t..
    Cankles seemed VERY energized Like a derned Jack Rabbit..
    Maybe She was trying ‘product’ from “South of the Border” ??? 😉 Meth?
    Listening, seems to Me She is trying to ‘appeal’ to the pro-woman-Femist-Left Base..
    In other words Bernie Voters who are Anti-Life
    Playing on the up-coming Supreme Vote on the recent Anti-abortion Laws being passed..
    in other words Roe vs Wade Redo..
    Natural for Ole Cankles, the Humanist.. extreme /SARC
    Needing that Stem cell blood too keep her “Youthful looking” /sarc, the EVIL Biotch..
    Oh MY read the comments!

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    • duchess01 says:

      Thanks for the editorial, David – I cannot watch – too early in the morning – or ever really – she makes me ill – so evil is she – I cannot tolerate – YUK – is that really her or a double?

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    • LBB says:

      I breezed through bits of this (video was 24m long) yesterday just for old time’s sake.Harris county is the Houston area. Did sound like she is yearning for the campaign trail.

      snip
      “Is Hillary Clinton waiting for Joe Biden to collapse so she can launch another yet campaign for president?

      The failed 2016 candidate got a plum speaking spot before the Harris County Democratic Party in Texas yesterday, and she seemed newly energized to take on Trump and his policies.

      At times yelling so loudly that the audio equipment malfunctioned, Clinton berated the president and Republican proposals to secure the border.”

      http://www.theamericanmirror.com/fired-up-ready-to-go-angry-hillary-energizes-1500-dems-in-texas/

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      • icthematrix says:

        I tend to agree with a comment weeks ago, speculating that any serious run for office would only be conducted to attempt an escape from the Barr investigations. A declared candidate could try to claim this was nothing but an attempt to influence the campaign (again, always projection from the left…claiming an injustice that represents exactly what they are doing).

        Or perhaps she’s doing her part to scream at the sky, keeping the rabid dogs lathered up. The left knows they are getting cornered. The witch is a dead center target.

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        • duchess01 says:

          These people are stupid – just because they are running for office – does not mean they are beyond reproach – criminals can be indicted, arrested, and convicted at any time – no matter what they are doing – these are high crimes and misdemeanors – they can either go quietly into the night or be publicly embarrassed – which – I do not think will happen – what happened to no name – all of a sudden he was off his meds – and then – poof – gone!

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        Watched parts of the video and read the article.
        DO NOT discount HILLARY CLINTON out for 2020. She’s been shifting into campaign mode for MONTHS. This speech in Texas was her “unofficial” entry into the race.
        Hillary Clinton will wait to make a formal announcement until after the current group of “Munchkins” either drop out or crash and burn.
        After they’re gone, Hillary will attack JOE BIDEN and engineer behind the scenes to “reduce or remove” him from the horizon.
        Notice the VERY large shoulder pads Hillary’s jacket has (covering up a brace perhaps)? Notice how she grips the podium? How about the screaming? Something is VERY WRONG with her health.
        My opinion: POTUS suspects it’s either Biden or Hillary for the 2020 DemocratCommunists with a “moderate” for their VP pick.

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    • A2 says:

      The Lunatic is long past losing the plot. She is hors de combat.

      The Law is moving in on her and her partner in crime.

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    • Guyski says:

      She’s the gift that keeps on giving. 😉

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    • She still has to STOP & THINK about what she is saying!!! Neuro disorder event coming our way!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL SCARED…BARR THE DOOR BECAUSE IT IS COMING!!!

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    • kurt72 says:

      She’s gonna run. Biden is just preparing the base. They’ll bury Sanders first and the rest don’t matter.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Is it just my ‘puter, or did she have some wild eyes in that vid? Too much coffee in her Irish Coffee?

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    • cjzak says:

      Gag. She is just not palatable at anytime of the day or anytime ever anymore. She probably does have fantasies about running again and how would it be to see her try and fail yet again. Darkly entertaining I guess. Crazy like all the rest of the left.

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    • Bree says:

      Projection at its finest.

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  14. curator55 says:

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Fantastic segment from Tucker…

    Posted by Kane on May 26, 2019 2:45 am

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/fantastic-segment-from-tucker/

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  16. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Fresh video from the White House Youtube.

    Liked by 11 people

    • curator55 says:

      Good find MAG. I couldn’t find the trophy awarding.

      Liked by 4 people

      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        White House put it up like 5 minutes before I posted it. I just lucked out in seeing it!

        The ovation when the crowd saw Trump, when he walked in (not in this video) was huge. They love him.

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    • A WHOLE LOTTA testosterone on that stage!!! OHHHH YEAHHHHHH!!!

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    • A2 says:

      The President was succinct, respectful of Japanese culture. Few words, an honour to their champion who was overwhelmed. This did more for the President’s standing in Japan, than words can tell. Millions of Japanese watched the bout, and there was sincere kudos for the President on behalf of the American people.

      PM Abe is not only a sincere friend of the President, but a wise advisor in Asian affairs. i’m Glad for that. Of course the US has its own calculations, but PM Abe has guided the President in depth on Asian matters, that is beyond the DC experience.

      Not to change the trajectory, or strategy, but to advise him on how best to approach or frame very different cultural norms.

      Next on the list should be Pres. Dutarte of the Philippines. He wants an accommodation with China, read $$$ yet his military is firmly in the US camp on how this threatens their security.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Amazing President, amazing trophy, Go big or go home 🤣
      Thanks for posting MakeAmericaGreat!

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    • Esperanza says:

      Love this video. Must be great especially as they know he’s a wrestling connaisseur…

      Love The way they do both Japanese bows and Western handshakes.

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  17. bertdilbert says:

    Donald Trump Jr. Should ink a licensing deal with Kikkoman to produce Trump brand soy sauce. USA grown soy beans and all proceeds to be donated to the reelection of his dad! Boom! Soy sauce bottle with Trump’s smiling mug on it! Not to be sold in Russia, China OK.

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    • Enterprising mind? I like it.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      As a side note Kikkoman has had a factory in southern Wisconsin since early 70s in the heart of the soybean belt where they could produce a commemorative Trump bottle…this from UPI:
      “The plant in the farming community of Walworth in southeast Wisconsin represents only 3 percent of the total output of the parent company in Japan, but it accounts for producing all the soy sauce in the U.S. and Canadian markets.”

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      • Dekester says:

        Coldhands, thanks for the info.

        God bless PDJT

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      • bertdilbert says:

        OK here is how it is going to work. The bottle is going to have Trump’s face on it with 2020. Kikkoman can come up with a special Sushi spice blend for it, Brewed by Kikkoman, you know it is going to be good.

        Asian sales will support free cases sent to every sushi bar in California. Sushi is very trendy in CA. Once it hits the trendy sushi bars, Trump is going to sweep CA because Trump is now trendy.

        And another thing, this soy sauce is going to be red.

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  18. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    One of the above videos posted by AdRem seems to have been taken down. I’m going to post another version of the Sumo event. When POTUS comes in, he gets a HUGE round of applause when the crowd recognizes him.

    POTUS walks in around 2:15 or so into the video. Melania looks amazing.

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  19. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Crowd size at the sumo match was apparently 11,500. Here’s a press pool report:
    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-travel-report-7-sumo-1835032408

    So, about the size of one of POTUS’ typical rallies.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    Something Very Strange Going On: Democrats Politicians Appear To Be Having Severe Mental And Physical Breakdowns – Has President Trump Broken Them?

    May 26, 2019
    by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline

    https://www.sgtreport.com/2019/05/something-very-strange-going-on-democrats-politicians-appear-to-be-having-severe-mental-and-physical-breakdowns-has-president-trump-broken-them/

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    • A2 says:

      The WHO has declared that TBM ( guess what that means) is now listed as a mental health disease.
      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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      • duchess01 says:

        Hmmm…thinking, surmising, contemplating – what could TBM mean? so many possibilities…

        Liked by 2 people

        • A2 says:

          Ok, Trump Broke Me
          🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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          • duchess01 says:

            LOL

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          • duchess01 says:

            All kidding aside, A2 – Biden, Nadler, and Pelosi have serious mental health issues – that could be caused by a number of poor health practices – we know Biden and Pelosi are using botox – and Nadler is overweight – which could cause numerous problems – high BP, breathing problems, and risk of stroke among others – and – Trump had nothing to do with any of this.

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            • A2 says:

              Duchess, I was having a bit of fun. Only because the WHO has revised their standards on transgendering as not being a mental disorder. Not saying from a health point of view it was right or wrong, but that’s what they did.

              And of course, the President had nothing to do with it, except being the President they cannot abide.

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              • duchess01 says:

                I know – I was being ‘Serious’ and you were being ‘Roebuck’ – no foul –

                However – evil does take its toll – and it seems to me – these people (who have sold their souls) are reaping the rewards upon which they did not count when they ‘signed their deal with the devil’ – but, hey – that is just me.

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            • Peoria Jones says:

              Which came first – the chicken or the egg? These people were born with mental and emotional defects. VSGPDJT just knows how to shine the spotlight.

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            • Dekester says:

              Duchess, no offence intended but Biden and Pelosi are getting up there. Nadler goodness me he is in terrible physical shape. Neither of the three have needed to be sharp.

              PDJT performs at a level a couple of decades below his chronological age. Likely, in part because he has had to be sharp as a razor.

              I so admire and respect your President.

              It is so sad that your MSM have such a hate on for he, Melania and the rest of his family.

              God bless PDJT

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              • duchess01 says:

                No offence, Deke, either – but, I have known people who are a decade older than they are who are sharp as tacks – the evil inside of them is rotting them from the inside out – imho –

                PT is decades ahead of them – because God has protected him – from decay – God noticed his kindness to the ‘little people’ – and how much he loves this country – what he has done since he took office – not for himself – but, for others – we are blessed beyond belief – however – scores of people prayed for a leader to stop ‘O’ and his cohorts – and God answered our prayers – we have not stopped praying, either –

                Tell me – Deke – how can one man survive surrounded by so much evil if not by the Hand of God?

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                • Dekester says:

                  Agreed Duchess.

                  We have a 93 year old neighbour who does her own lawn cutting, walks approx 3 miles everyday, and is a delight to talk to on any range of topics.

                  Cheers, and stay safe.

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                • duchess01 says:

                  Cheers to you, too, Deke – 🙂

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      • duchess01 says:

        Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) – is an actual condition – BIDMC offers advanced expertise in diagnosis and treating TBM, an under-diagnosed airway condition that causes chronic cough and infections.

        However – I do not think that is what you had in mind – give it up, A2!

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    • “Fear of the known.” What they know is coming with the declass. Would be great to see Shiffforbrains disappear behind his desk while a “witness” is accusing him.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Hey,
        Give them a break, cut them some slack.
        Fact is, you can survive longer without food or water, than you can without SLEEP.
        Prolongued sleep deprivation, for 3-4 days straight causes all the symptoms of fibromyalgia;
        Brain fog
        Muscle aches
        IBS
        If sleep deprivation continues, causes major mental issues;
        Paranoia, schizophrenia and psychosis.
        Next comes death.

        Hard to get decent sleep, when every nite you wake screaming, with sound of metal bars clanging shut, or gallows trap door opening, and that last, long drop!

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    • kayray444 says:

      Trump curse. It’s real.

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  21. Dora says:

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  22. Jenevive says:

    Question do we believe this warm relationship
    between Abe and Potus is genuine..or is ABE
    just doing the Japanese polite act for as long
    as they have to deal with POTUS.

    Abe doesn;t seem to be the normal stiff Japanese leader
    we usually see. But I wonder if this is genuine..

    Liked by 2 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      100% Political, Personal, and Genuine!

      China has no respect for private and intellectual property…China uses NK to destabilize the region and hold Japan in check…China says they own Taiwan too…

      45 and Abe say: Why?

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    • A2 says:

      Wonder no longer.PM Abe is a genuine friend to POTUS. Do not doubt that.

      Yes Japan has their own national interests to pursue, but they are in consonance with the US on the big issues. And that is what matters.

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    • oldumb says:

      Go back to the G10 in Canada and check out Abe. He is watching all the panic stricken moaners with intense humor. He is the only on relaxed – except for POTUS. I understand he was a friend before trump became POTUS Trump.

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  23. dogsmaw says:

    Oopsy Daisy…no license to practice law in the state of Massachusetts just might be a big problem 😛

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  24. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    White House video — couples dinner in Japan.

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  25. duchess01 says:

    #RT #news
    Yellow Vests take to the streets of Brussels on election day

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  26. duchess01 says:

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    • apcharles says:

      Her True Story, Cry Cry Cry (Parody of Theresa May) to the tune of the song by the Jive Five

      Cry, cry, cry whoa
      Cry, cry, cry whoa
      There is a story, yeah
      That I must tell
      Of a failed leader
      That I knew well

      Now she must cry, cry, cry whoa
      Her blues away (cry cry cry her blues away)

      First Name, Theresa
      Last Name was May
      governed like a diva
      forced to throw her away

      Now she must cry, cry, cry whoa
      Her blues away (cry cry cry her blues away)

      Brexit makes us happy
      those Brits, they don’t lie
      so let all the tears fall
      When Theresa May says goodbye

      Now she must cry, cry, cry whoa
      Her blues away (cry cry cry her blues away)

      Her story ends here
      It was no lie
      Brexit is so clear
      To protect you and I

      Show she will cry, cry, cry whoa
      her blues away (cry cry cry)
      Mmm (whoa, whoa herblues away)
      She must cry (cry cry cry whoa whoa her blues away) mm, oh May

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  27. duchess01 says:

    Lara Trump On Being a Trump in the Era of Fake News, Women’s Vote, Socialism, Border & 2020 Strategy

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  28. Publius2016 says:

    From the Master – Best Video in Japan: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1132623971139112960

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  29. duchess01 says:

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  30. duchess01 says:

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  31. duchess01 says:

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  32. Linda K. says:

    Brennan security clearance never revoked? Resistor not following orders or Trump changed mind?
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-never-revoked-john-brennans-security-clearance

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    • A2 says:

      Not sure I trust this conclusion, though I understand their angst. I think if the WH said they pulled his clearance it was done. No reason for the WH to obfuscate. My understanding is the President can do so as Commander in Chief, no need for bureaucratic red tape hoop jumping. The Bureaucracy does not hold any power over Executive power. Otherwise they would rule the country and no need for the other branches of gov.

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    • Paintingal says:

      From your link “But the White House never followed through with the complicated bureaucratic process of revocation, a source told the NEW YORK TIMES”.
      Slimes as as the source of the story?
      Umm, nope, not buying it….

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    • Mick says:

      Not sure on this one, they may have let him keep his clearance for reasons we are not aware of. The fact someone has a security clearance does not mean they have access to classified information. But if you want to interrogate a subject on a classified subject they would need a clearance to cover the interrogators azz. Because asking questions backwards often glean the most accurate answers.

      The way it works is a security clearance is a marker to identify a level of trust set by a background investigation. But without a need to know specific classified information, anybody sharing it would go to Leavenworth. (Clinton exception noted)

      Him keeping his clearance has no real value, other than bragging rights, Which incidentally is a criminal offense, because the identities of people who have a clearance above Secret is in and of itself classified information.

      My guess is that they let him keep his clearance, so they can question him about subjects that are classified.

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  33. Bubby says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_D._Morgan

    My high school classmate. There are two Medal of Honor winners buried in Mt. Lebanon, Pa Cemetery. Bill Morgan is one the other is Casper R. Carlisle who won his at the Battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863. These graves are hollowed ground no different than Arlington National Cemetery. Bill’s sacrifice reminds me of this Bible verse John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” When the Vietnam traveling memorial wall came to Houston years ago I went and looked up Bill’s name on the wall. So thank you Bill and all the other veterans who have sacrificed their lives for service to the greatest country on earth. We won’t forget you on this Memorial Day Weekend!

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Bubby here’s a link to the Mt. Lebanon, PA Cemetery/
      William D. Morgan listed as “Famous Memorials.”

      Corp William David Morgan
      BIRTH 17 Sep 1947
      Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
      DEATH 25 Feb 1969 (aged 21)
      Quảng Trị, Vietnam
      BURIAL
      Mount Lebanon Cemetery
      Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Show Map
      PLOT Section 8, Lot 44
      MEMORIAL ID 6257531 · View Source

      “Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Viet Nam War in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Vandegrift Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader with Company H, in operations against the enemy.

      While participating in Operation DEWEY CANYON southeast of Vandergrift Combat Base, 1 of the squads of Cpl. Morgan’s platoon was temporarily pinned down and sustained several casualties while attacking a NorthVietnamese Army force occupying a heavily fortified bunker complex. Observing that 2 of the wounded marines had fallen in a position dangerously exposed to the enemy fire and that all attempts to evacuate them were halted by a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

      Cpl. Morgan unhesitatingly maneuvered through the dense jungle undergrowth to a road that passed in front of a hostile emplacement which was the principal source of enemy fire. Fully aware of the possible consequences of his valiant action, but thinking only of the welfare of his injured companions, Cpl. Morgan shouted words of encouragement to them as he initiated an aggressive assault against the hostile bunker. While charging across the open road, he was clearly visible to the hostile soldiers who turned their fire in his direction and mortally wounded him, but his diversionary tactic enabled the remainder of his squad to retrieve their casualties and overrun the North Vietnamese Army position.

      His heroic and determined actions saved the lives of 2 fellow marines and were instrumental in the subsequent defeat of the enemy. Cpl. Morgan’s indomitable courage, inspiring initiative and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Services. He gallantly gave his life for his country”. His Medal was posthumously awarded to his family by President Richard Nixon at the White House on August 6, 1970.”

      https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/45509/mount-lebanon-cemetery

      Unbelievable COURAGE/ HE WAS ONLY 21 YEARS OLD/GOD BLESS HIM.

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  34. NJF says:

    Aren’t we supposed to hear about the EU election today?

    Liked by 2 people

  35. @ChicagoBri says:

    AG Barr, if you read this, please understand that protecting “methods and sources” is an illegitimate excuse when it comes to a bogus investigation meant to instigate a coup against a duly elected president.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Zorro says:

      People and governments around the world would be absolutely shocked to learn there are spies, intercepted comms , etc. Well maybe just the ones who haven’t seen a good spy movie or read a good spy novel.

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  36. Vito Romano says:

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  37. Vito Romano says:

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  38. Vito Romano says:

    On occasion there are KO’s in Sumo wrestling.
    No closed fist strikes in Sumo.
    No 1-2-3-6 (Jab, cross, left hook, right uppercut) boxing combination is allowed. lol

    Sumo Wrestling Brutal and Best Knockouts Compilation (2:48 min)

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  39. 46443ot says:

    My Dad was a football player, boxer and water polo guy at the Naval Academy, Hew was stationed in Japan at the end of the war and went to a dinner where the Japanese host said they would have a little wrestling contest. A sumo wrestler walked out and Dad was afraid he would have to wrestle when a little army guy said he would. He won! Dad asked him where he learned wrestling. He said All American at Texas A & M!! USA! USA!

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  40. NJF says:

    This one is great!

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    • The cartoon is very funny. And also very true. That is exactly why the Dems are allowing illegals in and why they won’t change the rules. If illegals were voting Repub 1) there would be voter fraud investigations in every state with the enemedia leading the charge and 2) the wall would be massive.

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    • Dutchman says:

      As I look at the flood of illegal immigration into the EU, and the effect its having on the society and culture, how the EU central government is embracing it, and what has caused it, and then I compare that to what we see with the,flood on our Southern border,….(sorry, run on sentence, I know!),…….

      I think it is NOT simply about VOTES for Dems, or cheap labor for Reps. Those are excuses, NOT reasons, and are laser pointer distractions. It is very much about undermining our culture, rule of law, Constitution; it is a TOOL, ONE tool among many being used to achieve these goals.

      Knowing the enemy is more than just ‘identifying’ the enemy; it means understanding how they think, their tactics and strategies, and ‘forced’ migrations of millions is ONE of the enemies methods.

      To repeat a lie, such as that it is about “votes for dems, and cheap labor for Rep’s” is aiding and abetting the enemy, like saying “Democratic party”, and something we should try to avoid, IMHO.

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        You’re both right. Cloward-Piven is being successfully implemented in real time as we watch.

        The disintegration in Democrat-run cities and states is due in large part to this mass importation of the third world. It is like offering your garbage out for the wildlife and then being surprised that more and more of them show up for the goodies.

        I have read that law enforcement can only be successful when not more than 3-5% are lawbreakers (don’t have a cite; I’ve seen it here). Kind of like the statistics on the “religion of “peace.” When I read news of Portland or watch “Seattle is Dying “ I am reminded that some places have gone to a very un-American stance.

        And people wonder why some of us are fanatical about the ongoing mass invasion and the ongoing legal immigration of the wrong types of people. It is clear that we are reaching the point of no return. Unnecessarily.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          Illegals boost union jobs and union money owns the democrats. The more union jobs the more powerful they become. Democrats will not abandon this position and it will be their downfall. Sit back and enjoy the show.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Not a lie. Just not all the truth.

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      • Mad Mike says:

        GREAT post Dutchman… I think you hit the nail on the head. You said “It is very much about undermining our culture, rule of law, Constitution.” You have a BINGO.

        I used to think it was about illegal voting or cheap labor but that’s not why folks like Soros finance this invasion… they can SEE and OBSERVE the effects of mass immigration around the World. It’s a long play but there are folks on this earth with the resources and patience to make it so and it has been going on for a while now.

        That’s how we get Representatives like Ilhan Omar and wind up with high ranking pols preaching the virtues of socialism… a steady influx of new citizens with no intention nor desire to assimilate.

        There’s a guy in a nearby town that has the nerve to fly the Mexican flag in his yard… like it’s the damn Mexican Embassy or something. Maybe he claimed that land in the name of Mexico. It’s been flying for a couple of years now and makes my blood boil every time I see it.

        If I were a kid again, I know what I’d do but I’m worried about losing my job if I get caught cutting down some arsehole’s flag. Besides, I wouldn’t just lose my job, the Internet would make me out to be one of the most hateful people on the planet and me and my family would have to go into hiding. 20 years ago, you would be a hero for doing something like that… not today.

        The Republicans had the House and Senate when President Trump took office… and they sat on their hands. Uniparty pays both sides to look the other way… I don’t know that the “Why” matters much to those bribed, just the number of zeroes.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Mad Mike,
          I gradually have got to the point that I don’t think its about money, even.

          Money (corruption) is just ONE of the tools, blackmail/coercion being another.

          Ideology is ‘it’ for a lot of them; Globalists are NOT Capitalists, they want a One world CONMUNIST government, with ‘them’ in charge.

          Its not JUST in U.S., its WORLDWIDE.
          I would bet OBAMAS are CLOSELY monitoring the EU election results, for instance, to see how bad a shellacking “their” candidates are getting.

          I understand your FEELINGS, but I personally have no problem with someone flying a mexican, italian, polish etc. flag in THEIR yard.

          Assimilation does NOT mean abandoning your heritage; you can honor the heritage of your ancestors, so long as you embrace the culture and mores of your adoptive country.

          Freedom of expression, right to assembly, etc. don’t cha know.

          IMHO

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  41. H. Hawke says:

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  42. NJF says:

    He seems to be posting a good deal of info re EU election.

    Liked by 5 people

  43. Ausonius says:

    From above: a disturbing image…

    ,…which made me think of the resemblance of Mao Xi Ping to…

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  44. dufrst says:

    Well done Pres Trump!

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Og Oggilby says:

    A bird’s eye view….

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