October 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1002

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893 Responses to October 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1002

  1. citizen817 says:

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    • joeknuckles says:

      It has become a sick joke.

      Liked by 3 people

    • spoogels says:

      AND Mauritania–WHO KEEPS SLAVES

      @HillelNeuer
      No joke: the U.N. will tomorrow elect Mauritania — which has 500,000 slaves — to its highest human rights body.

      https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/08/the-unspeakable-truth-about-slavery-in-mauritania

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      • A2 says:

        I’m old enough to recall our US Ambassador to the U.N. calling the Human Rights council out.

        US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley lashed out at the Human Rights Council on Sunday, saying it should be “ashamed” for inviting an Iranian minister notorious for his human rights abuses to address the body’s annual meeting in Geneva this week.

        Iran Justice Minister Alireza Avaie’s slated remarks along with some 100 government ministers and other dignitaries from around the world have already elicited outrage from Iranian and international activists.

        Haley said his appearance bolsters the Trump administration’s criticisms of the UN and threats to cut US aid to the orginization.

        “The Human Rights Council should be ashamed to allow Mr. Avaei to address its membership,” the South Carolina native said in a statement.

        “Yet again the Council discredits itself by allowing serial human rights abusers to hijack its work and make a mockery of its mandate to promote universal human rights. This does nothing but reinforce the United States’ call for much needed reforms at the Council for it to be viewed as a good investment of our time and money,” she said.

        In one of her final acts as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley tried but failed to prevent a veteran Chinese diplomat from landing an influential post as the U.N. special envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region.

        The diplomatic bid reflects growing concern among President Donald Trump’s national security team that China is seeking to assert its power through international organizations such as the United Nations in areas traditionally under the West’s sphere of influence.

        The Trump administration has been hammering them. Not sure about the current ambassador.

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      • Tess from Philly says:

        I don’t know anything about this, but on the surface, it seems like a really good excuse to kick the UN out of the US. Imagine the Democrats fighting Donald Trump on keeping an institution that has endorsed slavery! I think we’d be looking at a landslide of epic proportions in 2020. It makes me happy just to think of it. 🙂

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        • gabytango says:

          PT was so right last night – it’s the game of “opposites” with the mentally-challenged Dems. Whatever he really wants, he should first pretend to be completely against and vice versa! The libs are like spoiled toddlers with a viciousness I have never seen before.

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        • Linda K. says:

          Trump should save that for next term, when he disbands the CIA and FBI.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      This makes me sick, the UN is a farce. What pisses me off, is in Jan 2019 the UN actually claimed that the USA was violating Human Rights with our border policies. The US really does need to pull out.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Bubby says:

      The logical relocation place for the UN is Mogadishu. Get out of the UN and get the UN out of America President Trump!

      Liked by 3 people

  2. spoogels says:

    Mexican government is forced to RELEASE El Chapo’s son and RETREAT after drug cartel launches all-out WAR on the streets of their Culiacán stronghold following his arrest

    Trump is right about Mexico’s drug smuggling cartels and criminals
    Why didnt the Mexcians hand him over immediately to America?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7586525/Gun-battles-rock-Mexican-city-El-Chapos-son-detained.html

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    • Empty out the Mexican jails except for the drug cartels, rapists and murderers.
      Fill the jails up with anyone associated with the cartels. Then offer life if you help us capture more or death!

      Nothing will change until there are sever, life and death penalty’s to be a cartel member!

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  3. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    A must read.

    The top guns from the DOD and others are making ground breaking policy changes under this administration. This does not go out in tweets. The Indo-Pacific initiative is not just empty words. Major policies that will cement a new era in Asia.

    Well done.

    Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

    https://www.state.gov/statement-before-the-senate-foreign-relations-committee-subcommittee-on-east-asia-the-pacific-and-international-cybersecurity-policy/

    Liked by 15 people

    • Paprika says:

      Thanks, A2.

      Liked by 4 people

    • albertus magnus says:

      THIS is the story to keep our eyes on. Waiting for charges that will never be made is a waste of time and emotional energy. Watching the longterm reforms that he and his administration are implementing is where the action is.

      PDJT is working hard to change DeepState. THIS is his focus regarding seeking justice for the travesty that has been inflicted on our country and his family, in particular.

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  4. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 14 people

    • Serena says:

      *****LOVE*****

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    • Shelley Childs says:

      Trump is their Kryptonite.

      But they are not Superman, they are General Zod.

      Liked by 1 person

    • gabytango says:

      Giving this a standing ovation! This speech is a thing of beauty!! Uplifting, truthful, inspirational words that speak for all of us and give us hope!

      Like

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      I watch it at least once every couple of weeks.

      I also watch 2016 Election Night highlights from FoxNews, at least once per month….WHO DOES THAT??? How freaky-deaky is that? Still makes my heart beat in my chest, and my naughty indulgence…NOBODY should enjoy the pure unadulterated satisfaction of celestial justice that I experienced that night.

      Who knew politics could be the most thrilling entertainment on Earth? Who “fights” over admission to a political rally? Who stands outside in heat/cold/rain for 2 days waiting to get into a venue to watch a political event?

      This is a message to the Left for 2020: YOU ARE FINISHED. DONE. OVER.

      Live with that.

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    Fair and balanced reciprocity.

    “U.S. tells Chinese diplomats to give notice of meetings”

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese diplomats in the United States must now give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal officials, as well as at educational and research institutions, senior State Department officials said on Wednesday.

    The officials told reporters the move was an effort to “add reciprocity” to the way U.S. diplomats are treated in China.

    It has been in the works for some time, they said, and not directly linked to any other part of the U.S.-China relationship, which has been strained by a trade war under President Donald Trump.

    “This action is a response to what the PRC (Peoples Republic of China) government does to limit the interaction our diplomats can have in China with Chinese stakeholders,” a State Department official said”

    American diplomats in China must not only notify the government there of meetings they plan to hold with Chinese people and officials, they must get permission first, the official said.

    “What we’re trying to accomplish here is … get closer to a reciprocal situation, hopefully with the desired end effect of having the Chinese government provide greater access to our diplomats in China,” the official said.”

    About time. PRC is squealing.
    👍

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  7. nwtex says:

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  8. A2 says:

    I’m having a laugh.
    guess who this is aimed at.

    Mathieu Duchâtel
    @mtdtl
    Investment screening in Japan: Under the new rules, overseas investors would need approval from regulators to buy stakes of 1% or more in Japanese companies in certain sectors, including semiconductors and nuclear power. Current threshold 10%.

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Japan-cabinet-approves-tighter-rules-on-investment-from-abroad

    Huawei, so sad. state owned enterprises so sad.

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  9. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    (Excerpt)
    Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China’s aircraft carrier ‘factory,’ analysts say

    HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

    The images of the Jiangnan shipyard outside Shanghai were taken last month and provided to Reuters by the non-partisan Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), building on satellite photos it obtained in April and September last year.

    Noting a series of pre-fabricated sections, bulkheads and other components stacked nearby, CSIS analysts say the hull should be finished within 12 months, after which it is likely to be moved to a newly created harbor and wharf before being fitted out.

    The vast harbor on the Yangtze River estuary, including a wharf nearly 1 kilometer long and large buildings for manufacturing ship components, is nearly complete. Much of the harbor area appeared to be abandoned farmland just a year ago, according to earlier images CSIS analyzed.

    It dwarfs an existing harbor nearby, where destroyers and other warships are docked.

    “We can see slow but steady progress on the hull, but I think the really surprising thing these images show is the extensive infrastructure buildup that has gone on simultaneously,” said CSIS analyst Matthew Funaiole.

    “It is hard to imagine all this is being done for just one ship,” he added. “This looks more like a specialized space for carriers and or other larger vessels.”

    Singapore-based military analyst Collin Koh said the modern, purpose-built facility on a sparsely populated island in the Yangtze may provide better security than the congested shipyards of Dalian in northern China. It could also help deepen co-operation between commercial and military shipbuilders.

    The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies noted this year that China’s military shipyards were focusing increasingly on larger surface warships, “adding to the sense that Chinese naval-capability development may be entering a new phase.”

    China’s navy has recently launched four large Type 055 cruisers and its first large helicopter carrier, known as the Type 075.“

    Read more here.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-military-carrier-exclusive-idUSKBN1WW0KM

    Liked by 3 people

    • H.R. says:

      I’m not worried, if they are using Chinese steel. That stuff is crap.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Greg1 says:

        My Dad and Papaw taught me how to sharpen knives to a razor edge when I was ten or eleven. When folks find out you know what you’re doing…….they want their knives sharpened. Usually with a diamond stick I can make short work of it.

        Eleven or twelve years ago a buddy wanted me to sharpen his Chinese made knife. It was cheap but actually looked well made. LOOKED……..

        I worked on that thing for two hours. I told him I thought it was pot metal, never could get it sharp. It was soft and just would not take an edge.

        They will put better steel in their war equipment. Even they know a lot of their stuff for export is garbage.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      That’s all downstream of the Three Gorges Dam?

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  10. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    Chinese firm will lease part of Solomon Islands after Taiwan ties severed
    Tulagi island, which has a natural deep water harbour, will be leased by the China Sam Group
    The deal mentions developing a refinery on the island, but its potential for dual use as military base will concern the US and Australia

    “ A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in the strategically important region, according to documents obtained on Thursday.
    The leaked documents reveal that the Solomons’ Central Province made a “strategic cooperation agreement” on Tulagi island, which has a natural deep water harbour, with the firm China Sam Group on September 22.
    A day previously, China and the Solomons officially established diplomatic relations after Beijing persuaded the impoverished Pacific nation to sever ties with arch-rival Taiwan and become its ally.”

    Read more here.
    https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/3033366/chinese-firm-will-lease-part-solomon-islands-after-taiwan

    That is why the Indo-Pacific Policy is so important. I posted the link on two pages. Worth a read treepers.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Paprika says:

      Thanks for posting this as well as your many other informative posts and articles.

      Liked by 5 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Tulagi island

      In the battle, U.S. Marines, under the overall command of U.S. Major General Alexander Vandegrift, successfully landed and captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base.

      The landings were fiercely resisted by the Japanese Navy troops who, outnumbered and outgunned by the Allied forces, fought and died almost to the last man.

      I surely hope that the US Marine sacrifices are remembered.

      Semper Fi

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  11. Perot Conservative says:

    5:30 AM EST – Fighting resuming in Syria?

    Love the Trump rallies, love taking names and data in Blue cities …

    … but not really keen on trying to take credit for an hours old cease fire … when even POTUS acknowledged they’ve been going at it for 200 years.

    Good to see Tulsi Gabbard and a second woman back 100% pull out from the Middle East.

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  12. Jase says:

    Sorry if this is old news, but has the name Amos Hochstein popped up recently.
    Was catching up on Rick Perry resignation news today and ended up on a CNN article, which mentioned that Perry had been trying to persuade the Ukrainians to replace American Hochstein on the board of Ukrainian State-owned energy company Naftogaz.
    What CNN failed to mention was that Hochstein worked at the State Department for Clinton and Kerry and was named an undersecretary of State for energy by Obama. He was also, according to his wiki page (which will no doubt be changed soon) ‘a close advisor to Joe Biden’.

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  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. Dances with Wolverines says:

    I am betting the Democrats are grooming someone like General Mattis to run against President Trump. Surprise!

    Liked by 1 person

    • John B says:

      One fact is the Rinos and Deep State will not give him a free ride to the nomination. They want him to campaign hoping he makes some mistake on the trail. They will will never learn.

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    • Linda K. says:

      OK, but the looney left won’t like it.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Reminds me of the time General (ret) Curtis LeMay was running as a VP.

      His nickname “Bombs Away Curtis LeMay” was part of the oppositions repertoire of adds, in a time when Nuclear War was the buga boo.

      The President using Mattis’ nick name (Mad Dog) and subsequent media buzz over it will have use.

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  15. Janie M. says:

    From the Gatestone Institute. The feckless Europeans will pay dearly for their obstinate ignorance. And we’re not sending in our cavalry to bail you out when that time arrives – and it will. It’s time to rethink our membership in NATO.

    Who Gets Blamed if ISIS Fighters Come Back?
    by Con Coughlin
    October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

    US President Donald Trump personally made a number of appeals to European leaders requesting they do more to take responsibility for their ISIS-affiliated nationals… the Europeans refused to budge, arguing that having them return home would increase the risk of Islamist-inspired acts of terrorism….

    There is now the very real prospect that ISIS, which only a year ago had suffered a catastrophic defeat with the destruction of its so-called caliphate, will be able to regroup as hordes of liberated fighters from Europe and elsewhere rejoin its ranks.

    If that happens, and ISIS succeeds in launching a new wave of terror attacks against Western targets, European leaders will have only themselves to blame for failing to accept responsibility for the actions of their citizens, no matter how reprehensible they might be.

    More at:
    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15038/isis-prisoners-return

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    • WELLL…THE Euro-peons have always had their heads in the sand when it comes to terrorists!!! Guess the 70’s to 90’s weren’t enough…Wait until the buggers strike!!!

      The British SAS/German GSG-9/Italian NOCS/etc are going to be pretty busy I suspect!!!

      MORONS!!!!!!!!!

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  16. freespeechfanatic says:

    I find it endlessly fascinating to watch President Trump turn the entire liberal establishment into fierce advocates for foreign military involvement. This startling reality is not getting enough attention. All the peacenik cries to “bring our troops home” and “no blood for oil” and America is a “warmonger” — gone. Now they’re attacking President Trump for doing exactly what they screamed about doing.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      At this rate, pretty soon we’re going to start seeing “Invade Canada NOW!!!” posters at “protests”.

      And Brooke Baldwin will ask some retired NWO Lt. Gen-slash-Political Pundit “Do you think it’s a good idea to invade Canada? Or would that just result in another quagmire for the U.S.?”.

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    • gabytango says:

      It’s the “Opposite Game!” lolol! They are simply ridiculous!

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  17. getfitnow says:

    A sample from an unbelievably rich and entertaining essay from Conrad Black:

    FTA – The Democrats are stuck with this clunker. Maybe Pelosi wanted to humiliate the young Marxist congresswomen and Schiff and the porcine Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House judiciary committee. Maybe she wanted to get this out of the way now before it caused the Democrats more embarrassment, and before the long-awaited indictments of a number of prominent members of the previous administration for its unconstitutional confection and promotion of the Trump-Russian collusion fraud. It is not for me to read Pelosi’s mind, but she must have had some reason to let this anemic, spavined cat out of the bag. But this cat can’t purr and has no whiskers, let alone claws. In Monty Pythonese, “It’s a dead Cat!” (and it won’t even bounce).
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/16/another-pivot-on-impeachment/

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  18. Robster says:

    An oldie but a goodie

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  19. curator55 says:

    Unfortunately, Mike Mulvaney’s press conference yesterday did not go well. First, he had the jackal press salivating when he gave the impression that 2 Trump resorts were on the “emolument” top ten list for the G7 and not just one. He had unknowingly mentioned Mar-a Lago a few times instead of Doral.

    Bean counter Mulvaney was brilliant when he gave press conferences as Director of the OMB but he was way out of his league when he was peppered Thursday with serious legal questions about “Quid Pro Quo” allegations etc. It’s not a surprise that P T and some at the DOJ are angry that he unwisely injected himself in the middle of the faux Impeachment effort and let the probing press’s rapid questioning continue.They befuddled him on a legal subject he was not qualified to debate or explain competently.. His bungled effort was a gift to the MSM and the Dems on a busy and successful day for his boss. (Notwithstanding the shooting and explosions being reported near the Syrian–Turkish border this morning) POTUS deserves better.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I thought he was brilliant, throughout. The Mar-a-Lago thing was nothing.

      Oh, and by the way, his name is MICK – not Mike. 😉

      Liked by 10 people

    • railer says:

      Yeah, Mulvaney wasn’t very disciplined in that presser. He’s a Swamp creature and plays the game by the Swamp’s rules, which use the media as a weapon. He got sucked into that.

      He should take a page out of Mnuchin’s playbook. Stick to your knitting. Talk about the G7 at Doral. Answer appropriate questions. Leave.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      I agree. He looked hyper and uneven — not a strong or steady performance. I don’t understand why people are raving about it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Guyski says:

      Perhaps he just didn’t care. Probably knows in the near feature nobody will be talking about Doral/G8 or quid pro quo. 😉

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      • sunnyflower5 says:

        Hannity doesn’t listen— hears what he want to hear and talks over replies.
        Hannity bought the Fake News spin—thats sad.That’s dumb.

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        • albertus magnus says:

          Hannity calling Mulvaney dumb is like Hillary calling Sarah Palin ugly.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Paula S Daly says:

          Hannity was ticked that he even answered and did the back and forth with the media and no Mick is not dumb… Mark Levin protected Mick last night as well, said he said nothing wrong. Hannity didn’t like the media uproar that happened because of it.

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          • sunnyflower5 says:

            Hannity should have a problem with his media buddies. Isn’t strange how they behave in the White House press room but are quiet and polite on the Hill. What do they fear over at the Hill? Or, is there not enough camera time to play to?

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    • GB Bari says:

      RolCon, IMO..

      Mulvaney was on message, brutally direct, and slapped down every attempt at “Gotcha” tossed at him by the Clown Troupe masquerading as presstitutes.

      They think they’ve “got” him only because they’re deliberately conflating and distorting his statements. Unedited video shows that what they are claiming isn’t what he said.

      It’s mid October of 2019 and Drive By Trolls are still coming here using a plethora of new names and trying to conflate Fake News with fact and pass themselves off as Trump supporters.

      But they always have the same message: President Trump needs to do his job differently (including his personnel choices) or he’s in trouble. And they think that all of their alleged concern about his choices in the face of continued success and winning on every front will be received as being organic and genuine.

      Mick Mulvaney is an asset to the President and did and excellent job yesterday. Too many unknowledgeable people allow the Lying Media to define what’s right or wrong when in fact history shows the Media is ALWAYS completely duplicitous in that roll since they ignore every crime committed by DemonRATs.

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      • Eric says:

        Yup.

        First thing I take not of when I see posts like that above is who authored it. The ones posting negative comments on the press conference are unfamiliar to me.

        BTW, Sundance LOVED the presser.

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        Thank you. I take no one’s word for what anyone in the Administration says/said, unless I see/hear it myself. Mulvaney was brilliant, dogged, and forthright. The Press was idiotic and kept asking the same type of questions over and over trying to trick Mulvaney into using words they could then report on. He let them have it, in no uncertain terms. Immediately following the press conference, the blazing headlines were anything but truthful. They twisted his words and issued lies. Per the usual. Mulvaney is an asset and doing a great job. DELETE the Fake News. Listen to the press conferences yourself (use a DVR if you have to). Draw your own conclusions. Fox is NOT 100% reliable, not any more.

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      • cheering4america says:

        Not a troll or a RolCon, and I love Mulvaney, but watching the whole press conference, have to say he looked tense. Came away thinking he does a much better job at the serious TV interviews.

        The entire conference looked like a bunch of starving vultures ready to pounce, and I found it sickening to watch as they so desperately tried to frame a narrative: They wanted to get their take-away quote, and they badgered him until he slightly misspoke, corrected himself, and they got it. But do you think they reported correctly? Then what would be the point in the narrative-framing and repetitive badgering?

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      • annieoakley says:

        Like

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        • GB Bari says:

          TY!

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            Me too GB. It’s laughable to see “curator55” harangue MM for a simple slip of the tongue during a live presser (that even the rabid presstitutes could figure out) – and yet this poster had all night long to formulate a written criticism, and couldn’t even get the guys simple name right before hitting send!

            The irony, LOL!

            I’ve noticed this one, and “IGiveUp” above. Don’t even need to waste my time doing a deep search to prove it. Ad rem will eventually deliver justice. 🙂

            Until then…”see something, say something.”

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I think his press conference was pretty good.

      I guess it depends if you feel that people should play by the media rules or not. We already know that the media will never, ever give the Trump administration (or even republicans a fair shake) and instead spin and create false, negative narratives.

      But if you feel that Mulvaney should play by their rules, it just would have been one leading, loaded question after leading, loaded question. Until the end where the media will say what it wants anyway about the press conference. At the very least Mulvaney said what he wanted to say and there is video proof of him NOT being “defensive” the entire press conference.

      So I strongly disagree with your take on this.

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    • Guffman says:

      I loved that presser! The gloves were off and it’s time to start telling the truth, instead of some PC bull$hit that the fake news will just lie about and twist anyways. Let them clutch their pearls with their mouths agape at Mulvaneys answers. It’s time.

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      • gda53 says:

        That scum from Axios – Jonathan Liar (sp?) – was on Special Report last night rambling on in almost orgasmic pleasure over the “fact” that Mick has copped POTUS to having made a quid pro quo.

        It was simply barf-inducing.

        We have him now, he rejoiced – at last! And of course, we can now add in all the other times when we THOUGHT we had him (and didn’t). Once they get him on kicking the cat, it’s obvious he was Putin’s stooge all along, isn’t it? Mueller was right! Emoluments, yadda, yadda, yadda. Etc, etc, etc.

        I know, I know – why do I submit myself to this fake news? So you don’t have to, fellow Treepers.

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    • Ad rem says:

      Why would a commenter (like yourself) need to post using three different identies at the Treehouse? TA…..

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  20. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    The crooked people who bring us fake news are reporting that the Beto Rally last night in nearby Grand Prairie, Texas had a crowd of 5,500. That is absolutely false. There were maybe three hundred Beto staffers and fans at that theater. Local ABC TV affiliate WFAA has the entire “junior high school pep rally” posted up online. Before the “main event” there were a couple of musical acts which played for a total of 37 minutes. When helicopter-hands finally came on stage he talked for like a whole 26 minutes.

    In this DFW local CBS news report at 5:10pm it shows hardly anybody waiting in line with the reporter saying that “the event starts at six.” The minute and a half field report shows stock TV footage from previous Beto appearances around the state showing lots of different people who were of course not at the Grand Prairie theater rally.

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  21. Peoria Jones says:

    So this morning, I awaken to the surprising news that Rick Perry is out as Energy Secretary, and President Trump already has a replacement.

    What’s really sad, is that I have to go to work wondering what the real story is – and knowing I won’t get it until Sundance posts his article on the subject. Thank you, SD, for giving us hope that at least one real journalist will give us the truth.

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    • Somebody says:

      I’m not Sundance, but there is plenty of information out there regarding Perry. He told POTUS months ago he planned to leave by the end of the year. He helped POTUS find a replacement, hence a replacement being found so quickly (within hours).

      He apparently has plans for his future back in Texas. No word as to what his plans are, but I sure hope they involve running for the US senate next year. RIBO John Cornyn is up for re-election, that would be a nice swap out……..just my random thought his plans could be completely outside of politics.

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    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      PJ: The President talked about it during the rally. He said Perry has great things awaiting. We also hope it is in the political vein so we can keep Texas red.

      Liked by 2 people

    • wightmanfarm says:

      He was at the rally last night, happy as a clam. There is no there, there. If he had been fired, do you think he’d show his face at a Trump rally? Trump even acknowledged and praised him.

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  22. TigerBear says:

    Even while dying Cummings carried on in his hatred of the President by signing subpoenas, maybe even after his death. 😳
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/elijah-cummings-signed-subpoenas-from-his-death-bed-but-signatures-on-two-subpoenas-dont-match/

    I now understand those who have stated they would dance on ones enemies grave. Never before have I felt this disgusted by another human being even in his death.

    McShame is dead and Elijah too. Good!

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  23. Dora says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      This is the fatal flaw for me. It is so telling what a die-hard liberal thinks of these exceptions for these groups. It’s just something that Warren wanted to take advantage of, illegally, for her own benefit. Warren can justify anything in her head. And this explanation is so pathetic on it’s own merits and even more so because Warren has no inkling of that.

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  24. spoogels says:

    David Wolf
    @DavidWolf777
    Mexican soldiers being overthrown by #Sinaloa cartel members at a toll booth in #Culiacán during today’s shootouts. Soldiers had to shake hands with them. Who’s really in charge in Mexico?

    BUILD THE WALL!

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Money and Power of the gun…once the Syndicate takes control, it takes a revolution to win it back…we are in our 2nd American Revolution!

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  25. StanH says:

    Once again in last nights rally we witnessed a man in charge. He has no fear. If we stick with him we win. If we understand what’s behind our Great President Trump (Biden, Bush, Clinton, Romney et al) we must not fail, we must not flag. This is the spot, this is the time, this is the right man, to turn back the globalist hordes, who are committed to the destruction of the USA and the West as a whole.

    Be cool, be tough, be prepared, because this evil that we are up against is entrenched and feel entitled to their station and graft. We’ve allowed this through years of apathy. Now we must stay focused, stay resolved, for our children and grandchildren.

    KAG! …by keeping our Great President Trump’s flank. He is being attacked by the entire evil cabal. With his Deplorable army we win and win big.

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  26. Tseg says:

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  27. MaineCoon says:

    Is this Strok & Page?

    FTA: DoJ OIG INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY: Findings of Misconduct by an FBI Senior Official for Failing to Report an Intimate Relationship with a Subordinate and for Failing to Avoid Creating the Appearance of Preferential
    Treatment

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation
    of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) senior official based on information that the senior
    official committed misconduct by failing to report a romantic or intimate relationship with a
    subordinate and participating in decisions concerning the subordinate’s temporary promotion.

    The OIG has completed its investigation and provided its report to the FBI.

    [my conclusion: another FIB File 13]

    https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2019/f191017.pdf

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  28. dawg says:

    I feel sorry for the poor souls who answer my phone calls to Lindsey Grahams offices today. Im calling all of them.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Good! I have let Senator Blackburn of TN know where I (and most GOP voters) in TN stand – and that is WITH President Trump! I posted with facts (not ugly or name calling) on social media and called to her office in DC where I could only leave a message. So then I started calling her regional offices where real people answer and let them know to let her know. Again, polite, friendly but 100% firm and factual.

      My Congressman was one of the 60 who did not vote against President Trump. I positively reinforced that – with facts and links for the casual social media reader to learn more.

      Disappointed – Congressman Green voted with the Dems!

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    • dawg says:

      None of his offices were answering except the “Golden Corner”. Instead of recording my comments and passing them along, the young punk who answered proceeded to argue with me and then he hung up on me.

      SC native here, Lindsey Graham has officially lost my vote.

      The gall he has to go on national tv and threaten to become the “presidents worst nightmare”.

      That was the last straw.

      The people of SC will become Lindseys worst nightmare.

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

    Darn- I should have turned the channel. Geraldo — the “friend” of the president, started by mentioning his good friend Megan Kelly. Goes into lying about Trump Doral and Dim’s emoluments losing fight…He runs with Judge Nap’s “it’s unconstitutional”. Geraldo sides with the Fake News and he goes onto attacking Mick Mulvaney, who he tries to criticize by saying he must have put on Spicer’s suit. Geraldo attacks President Trump on Syria/ Turkey for a solid three minutes w/o interruption. Then goes on to criticizing President Trump tweets. Yet, seems perplexed over the huge crowds that come out to support President Trump at rallies. Geraldo ended by pitching Bloomberg for the Dims. What a “friend”, Geraldo.

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  30. Reserved55 says:

    3 min. video., quite entertaining.

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  31. Reserved55 says:

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  32. Reserved55 says:

    Putin Returns A Sequel

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    • Free Speech says:

      Foreign aid IS politics. Why else would you hold it up, but for political reasons? Purposely vague and misleading statement.

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    • Zy says:

      It doesn’t matter at this point. It’s being heavily pushed by the Democommies and their propagandists. It will be dragged along forever behind the current Ukraine phone call narrative. On a mega serious item like impeachment only the President’s legal team should be speaking.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Democrats hold a gun to our heads and force us to adhere to their policies. Democrats do the same to foreign governments. But, even if Trump were to (he didn’t) it would be wrong because he’s Trump. It’s all about limiting the president’s, especially Trump’s power to act and speak to foreign governments.

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  36. Zy says:

    Anybody see Mueller angry Democrat, Clinton associate Andrew Goldstein on Laura Ingraham? Impeachment is going to be a very dangerous place for POTUS and America. It’s apparent that these people will stick to their narrative even in the face of opposite direction evidence. With John Roberts, Rhinos, and the Democommies it will be possible to railroad the President.

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  37. sunnyflower5 says:

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  39. Zippy says:

    Slimebag. Even the likes of Comey overruled him:

    Trump actions look ‘clearly’ impeachable, says leading conservative legal figure
    18 Oct 2019

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-actions-look-clearly-impeachable-says-leading-convervative-legal-figure-090050453.html

    Jack Goldsmith, a former top Justice Department lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, thinks that President Trump deserves to be impeached, but the conservative legal scholar is also critical of how the Democrats are going about the process.

    President Trump’s actions in the Ukraine scandal appear to be “clearly” impeachable and are “probably the 300th thing Trump has done that’s an impeachable offense,” Goldsmith told Yahoo News in an interview on the “Long Game” podcast.

    From Wikipedia:

    In addition to being a professor at Harvard, Goldsmith is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a co-founder of the Lawfare Blog along with Brookings fellow Benjamin Wittes and Texas Law professor Robert M. Chesney.

    During Goldsmith’s tenure at the Office of Legal Counsel, he wrote at least two legal memos authorizing a program known as Stellar Wind; his memos said that the president has inherent constitutional power in a time of war to monitor Americans’ communications without a warrant.

    In March 2004, the OLC concluded the e-mail program was not legal. Acting Attorney General James Comey refused to reauthorize it.

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  40. Sherri Young says:

    Mexico is deporting migrants.

    From Mexico News Daily:

    Immigration Agency Returns 311 Illegal Migrants to India

    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/immigration-agency-returns-311-illegal-migrants-to-india/

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    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      Same odds all 4 of Al Gore’s kids went to Ivy League schools. Or Clinton Bush and Obama’s kids went to Ivy League schools and the beat goes on…….

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bogeyfree says:

      PT should post this on wh.gov and hang on his twitter page.

      Amazing coincidence isn’t it.

      Crack the Blackberry communication code and follow the money!!

      Sidney, when you are done with those 2 Blackberry phones how about letting Mr. Binney have a run at them as well?

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    • Patience says:

      Yay…., Talk about Behind The Green Mask.

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    • Zippy says:

      WaPo Admits State Department Official Raised Alarms In 2015 Over Hunter Biden’s Ukraine Business, But Was Ignored

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-diplomat-raised-alarms-2015-over-hunter-bidens-ukraine-business

      A State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy told House investigators this week that in early 2015 he raised concerns with then-VP Joe Biden’s office over Hunter Biden’s dealings in the country, but was rebuffed and told that the Vice President didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer.

      According to the Washington Post, “George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.”

      Kent told congressional investigators he was concerned that Ukrainian officials would see Hunter Biden as a means to curry influence with his father.

      Kent, who also testified about how Trump’s associates raised unfounded allegations about the former ambassador to Ukraine, is the first known example of a career diplomat who raised concerns internally in the Obama administration about Hunter Biden’s board position. The Washington Post has previously reported that there had been discussions among Biden’s advisers about whether his son’s Ukraine work would be perceived as a conflict of interest, and that one former adviser had been concerned enough to mention it to Biden, though the conversation was brief. -WaPo

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    • GB Bari says:

      Actually the probability is pretty high when you’re looking at the Limousine Liberals.
      Unlike President Trump, those slime balls didn’t get those limousines by doing hard, honest work

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    • Doppler says:

      Great meme, Zippy. On what planet do these people live thinking this crew plus Obama and Nuland could run a secret coup in Ukraine to protect its gas industry from Russia’s offer of gas at 2/3ds the cost, then put their kids on those well-paid boards while using their influence to get Ukraine to help the Dems sell the Russia hacked and colluded story, and then impeach Trump for asking that their corruption and foreign (pay for) policy run amuck be investigated because one of their own is running for President?

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  41. burnett044 says:

    upon waking this morning….I heard on radio that the cease fire had been broken,,,
    so after coffee i go looking for info on that on line…..lots of left lending sites freaking out and the sky is falling Trump fail etc etc…
    these scum never stop…the spinning wheel keeps on spinning…
    so had coffee listen to some music…took a brief walk outside in the brisk Oct air…
    life goes on….the sky is indeed not falling President Trump is still the best President in my life time
    and after reading the treehouse this morning i now have to go make Meat-loaf….

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    • Kristin DeBacco says:

      Hahaha Burnett044, I took that recipe down too to make Mrs. Trump’s meatloaf.

      Liked by 1 person

    • TexanInFL says:

      Donald Trump’s Mother’s Meatloaf
      by Nancy EllisonPrint Email
      2 lbs fresh ground beef
      1 Spanish onion (fine dice)
      1 Red bell pepper (fine dice)
      1 Green bell pepper (fine dice)
      2 cloves garlic (minced)
      1 large beefsteak tomato diced fine (remove seeds)
      2 extra large fresh eggs
      2/3 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
      ¼ cup chopped parsley
      2/3 cup of tomato puree
      1/2 tablespoon of salt and pepper

      1). In a large sauce pan slowly cook peppers, onion, garlic and tomato until the onions turn translucent and let cool.

      2). In a large mixing bowl add ground beef, cooked cool vegetables, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well.

      3). Remove the mixture from bowl and place in a 14”x 9” x 2” ceramic baking dish and form into a loaf.

      4). Top loaf with tomato puree and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes or until brown and firm.

      5). Let the loaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes.

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      • Somebody's Gramma says:

        Thanks for listing the recipe. I shall save it forever and pass it down to my children in honor of the President. LOL. Next week, meatloaf for everyone!!

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      • steph_gray says:

        Many thanks! I had snapped a picture but this is better.

        I am surrounded by moonbats in my personal and professional life here in Blue MA.

        My new plan is to make this delicious meatloaf and serve it to them whenever possible with my secret knowledge of from whence it came. 🦁

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        • Patience says:

          HOLD the garlic !!!!
          >Put a bay leaf on top of loaf instead. DELICIOUS!

          A number of years ago we had a family reunion (Thank goodness; as sadly, many have long since passed on), with quite a variety of tasty delicacies and favorite family recipies; no hot dogs or burgers. There were even a number of those amazing Jello molds of yesteryear.

          My mother hesitantly -but, by her children’s urging- made 25 mini-pan meatloaf. Gospel truth, out of all things (who knew?) the meatloaf was by far the topic of surprise and delight! No left overs –sadly.

          NO GARLIC; Trust me.

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  42. Reserved55 says:

    #KorporalKillme, Jaqueline Keane, nor General Wallass have deployed to Syria to begin their Shock and Awe campaign on Turkey. Are they awaiting on orders from Supreme Commander Mittens?

    https://witter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1184946525857730560

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

    I’m sure the 30 paragraph story from NYT is coming…any minute.

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  44. A2 says:

    Happy tariff day EU!

    7.5 billion US dollars,.

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  45. fanbeav says:

    Happy “no FISA IG” day 🧐

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  46. sunnyflower5 says:

    Retweeted by Secretary Pompeo

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  47. So disappointing. But this is just further evidence of how stupid I once was to believe so fervently in some of these people, including Bush. This behavior just proves Trump right.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7586785/Overrated-general-James-Mattis-unleashes-Donald-Trump.html

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  48. Mark W says:

    The Leftist in the media hate it when people use their own weapons against them. So Twitter protects them…
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the-leftist-in-the-media-hate-it-when-people-use-their-own-weapons-against-them-so-twitter-protects-them/

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