Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Irons, Dec 6, 2016.
Like a fox
Actually, that's not completely true.
What happened is the same thing that happened to GWB's White House page in Jan 2009.
Ie: Obama's page got moved to https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/ same as GWB's White House page was moved to https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/
...and Trumps will eventually be moved to https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov (or some similar web addy)
So it's all still there. This is just another case of the media pointing out only the parts of a story that fit their agenda, because they know that most people won't realize what actually happened.
no way in hell tramp tosses the dems a bone to chew on or the hide of mulvaney
he isn't throwing up a useless dud for the dems to cry foul and get the nom turned away, as he is all too aware of the political theater that would occur should it happen.
not buyin' the planned losin' part even a little as he does his losing ahead of time, and clearly was clearing out the trash as he was nominating people. Tossed Guilliani, CC, and many others. Took the losses on his terms.
Guillianni got a job - chief of cyber security
He's tasked with stopping all the hacking
How much did Trump spend?
How much did killinton spend?
Klinton 769 million = lost
Trump 409 million = won
right, so he was put out in the back 40 away from public view
Top US Executives Rave About Productive Meeting with President Trump at White House (Video)
Jim Hoft Jan 23rd, 2017 10:34 am 58 Comments
Top executives from several US based companies raved about President Trump and his initiatives after meeting with the President on his first day of work in the White House.
Andrew Liveris from Dow Chemical and Mark Fields from Ford Motor Company cheered President Trump for his promise to cut regulations by 75%.
Andrew Liveris: He’s not going to do anything to harm competitiveness. He is going to make us more competitive.
Mark Fields: Walking out of the meeting today, I know I come out with a lot of confidence. The president is very, very serious about making sure that the United States economy is going to be strong. And have policy, tax, regulatory or trade, to drive that. And I think that encourages all of us.
Via Varney and Co.:
Signed Exec Orders: TPP Gone, Gov. Hiring Freeze (Non-Military), Bans Gov. Funds Promoting Abortions Overseas!
Ryan Saavedra Jan 23rd, 2017 12:23 pm Leave a Comment
3 New Executive Orders Signed
On Monday President Trump signed 3 major executive orders to kickoff off the Trump Presidency.
The first executive order signed was the withdraw of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
President Trump commented on the order by saying “Great thing for the American worker what we just did.”
From The New York Times:
President Trump formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, pulling away from Asia and scrapping his predecessor’s most significant trade deal on his first full weekday in office, administration officials said.
Mr. Trump sharply criticized the partnership agreement during last year’s campaign, calling it a bad deal for American workers. Although the deal had not been approved by Congress, the decision to withdraw the American signature at the start of Mr. Trump’s administration is a signal that he plans to follow through on promises to take a more aggressive stance against foreign competitors.
The second executive order signed was a federal employee hiring freeze except for the military.
From The Washington Post:
President Trump issued an executive order Monday freezing federal hiring. The hiring freeze excludes national security employees.
A hiring freeze was included in the Trump presidential campaign’s “Contract with the American Voter.” It was the second of six measures “to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, D.C.” and part of his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.”
The plan excludes the “military, public safety, and public health.”
The final executive order that was signed banned US funds going overseas to promote abortions.
From The Hill:
President Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or “promote” abortions.
The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.
The so-called Mexico City policy, established by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1984, blocks federal funding for international family planning charities that provide abortions or “promote” the procedure by providing patients with information about it, including by offering referrals to abortion providers.
All three of these executives orders are being hailed by conservatives as major wins in restoring America to her former glory before the Obama administration.
Mainstream media screams in pain as Trump becomes president (they know he beat them, too)
By Dan Gainor
Published January 21, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday was a time of historic transition. It was not just the transfer of power from Washington back to the citizens, as explained by the 45th president. It also marked the transfer of power from the news media to Trump.
And journalists weren’t happy about it.
Trump did what no politician in the modern era had. He had taken on the most-powerful interest group in America – the media – and won. He celebrated his victory as only Trump could – tweeting from both the @potus account and his own. He now has more than 35 million followers between the two, about one-and-a-half times the viewers of the three network evening news shows combined.
The media acted defeated but not vanquished, calling the inaugural speech “Hitlerian” for daring to use the term “America First.” A viral video of a protester screaming as Trump was announced the new president could well have been almost any major network staffer.
The day was filled with similar screams of pain. Journalists who had spent the last 12 weeks of the campaign throwing both the kitchen sink and the whole house at Trump remained stunned he had bested them. They still haven’t learned that turning up speakers to 11 doesn’t make them any louder.
That didn’t stop them from continuing the barrage of Nazi comparisons, allegations of racism and overwhelming hate. Almost every outlet fixated on two other words of Trump’s speech: “American carnage.” Journalists didn’t quite grasp its meaning from their ivory towers, but they knew they didn’t like it.
speech was "shockingly divisive for an inaugural," and "unnecessarily divisive.” ABC’s Terry Moran complained its “overtones” were “anti-Semitic.” (ABC apparently forgot about Trump’s Jewish family and grandchildren.) CBS anchor Scott Pelley cautioned that the speech reflected, “A philosophy from the early days of the republic which found its 21st Century voice.”
CBS even asked if Trump channeled “a Batman villain in his inauguration speech.” The network actually compared the speech to one given by “Dark Knight” bad guy Bane.
All three major networks also hid the political affiliation of those in the “violent protest.” (Hint: Not conservative.) News outlets called them “people,” “protesters,” “demonstrators,” and “vandals” who attacked police, vandalized buildings and burned cars. Never once were they called rioters even though they were rioting. It’s the same downgrading networks do when they call terrorists “militants.”
The rest of the traditional media took their digs as well. Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning writer Gene Weingarten called the new president “Messianic” and “A schmendrick who thinks he is the second coming.” Of course, Weingarten had already complained about the prayers as “More Jesusing.” Apparently, Weingarten missed that the service also included a rabbi’s prayer – the first time for that since 1985.
Nineteen minutes after Trump took the oath, the Post also filed a story about impeachment proceedings. “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun,” readers were told, as two far-left groups continued the long media march to discredit Trump.
The Post’s northern competition was no different. The New York Times also feared the “America First” wording. “With Echoes of the ’30s, Trump Resurrects a Hard-Line Vision of ‘America First,’” it wrote.
Both the Times and the Post obsessed over how Trump staff had already changed the White House website to delete previous climate change information. Throughout the day, journalists seemed shocked that Trump was actually delivering first a speech and then actions that reflected his campaign rhetoric.
Politico referred to the “gilded Oval Office,” like Trump had magically made it swankier just sitting there for a few minutes. Washingtonian magazine tweeted a picture of a crowd of photographers surrounding a trashcan fire with a typical attack: “Grasping for Metaphor, Reporters Flock to Burning DC Garbage Can.” But hey, there’s no media bias to see here, folks.
#Altleft outlets were more obvious, but not by much.
MSNBC was reliably insane, led by Chris “After The Thrill Is Gone” Matthews. So much so that even The Daily Beast filed Matthews’ “Hitlerian” comment under “HYSTERIA.”
Matthews compared the Trumps to Russia’s former royal family the Romanovs, who were killed in the communist revolution. He joked Trump could have his son-in-law executed, since he couldn’t fire him. Just like Mussolini. Even host Rachel Maddow was outraged by that. She said the speech was, “militant and it was dark."
Slate went full Nazi, complete with umlaut in its headline: “America Fürst.” Jamelle Bouie, the site’s chief political correspondent, warned Trump envisioned America as “a blemish-free people besieged by foreign and hostile forces.” Slate also vowed to hold Trump and his administration “accountable,” but that was just an advertisement for a premium service at $35 a year.
The literary pun “GRAVE NEW WORLD” led the Huffington Post, as staff warned the speech “Sounded More Like A Takeover.” And The Daily Beast described it as “Donald Trump’s Dark Forecast for America.”
Fusion (We’re the “voice of the resistance.”) broke the scandal of the designer that Melania Trump had used. Fusion filed a 10-word story under the headline, “We finally found out who had the nerve to dress Melania Trump.” Just so they could bash Ralph Lauren.
Hollywood celebrities avoided that kind of criticism with openly anti-Trump statements. Left Coast stars delivered their typical shock and awful comments. Actor/director and famous “Meathead” Rob Reiner accused Trump of “treason.” Entertainers told fans to set back their clocks – actress Jessica Chastain said 100 years and musician Brandon Williams 300. Director Joss Whedon warned “Tomorrow the devil’s clown car opens and millions will suffer.”
Even some establishment conservatives weren’t happy with Trump. Bill Kristol tweeted: “I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim ‘America First.’” And George Will called the speech, “the most dreadful inaugural address in history.”
But journalists admitted that Trump spoke to his supporters and it was reflected in pro-Trump sites. The Drudge Report headlined in patriotic blue and red: “AMERICA AGAIN! TRUMP SWORN IN 'POWER BACK TO PEOPLE.'” And Breitbart, which the major media now target on a regular basis, had two big headlines: “IT BEGINS: PRESIDENT TRUMP” and “45 THUMPS ESTABLISHMENT ELITE IN FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS.” The accuracy is undeniable, but it’s fair to say only conservative outlets viewed that as a good thing.
Radio host and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce celebrated one quote from the speech that journalists seemed to want to miss. “When You Open Your Heart to Patriotism, There Is No Room for Prejudice,” said Trump. She summed up what she called the president’s “genuine understanding of the conservative ideal” with one word. “Bravo.”
Dan Gainor is the Media Research Center's Vice President for Business and Culture. He writes frequently about media for Fox News Opinion. He can also be contacted on Facebook and Twitter as dangainor.
BREAKING: Trump Signs Executive Orders Reviving Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline Projects!
Ryan Saavedra Jan 24th, 2017 10:23 am 81 Comments
Trump To Get The Ball Rolling On Pipelines
The Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline have been stalled for a long time under the Obama administration for along time. Check off another accomplishment for the Trump administration: Trump has signed executive orders reviving those projects which will create more jobs.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday took steps to advance construction on two oil pipeline projects that have been fiercely disputed and were delayed under his predecessor, NBC News has confirmed.
Trump signed executive orders that will make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final uncompleted portion of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Keystone XL would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it would connect to an existing pipeline to bring the crude to Illinois. Former President Barack Obama refused to approve the cross-border project, saying the environmental review was not adequate in light of its route through the Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska.
Amazing. Trump is stealing the demonrat base right out from under their noses while the state run media is distracted with inaugural crowd size.
The distraction tactic the Trump team uses is spectacular, and they still never see it coming.
Populist Revolution: Trump Meets with Union Leaders on Day One
The Associated Press
by LEE STRANAHAN24 Jan 2017394
President Donald Trump sent a strong signal that his administration will shake up politics as unusual by meeting with top union officials and key members of the Trump administration for over an hour on his first full business day in office, in a positive meeting that garnered praise from attendees.
Earlier in the day, Trump had also met with business leaders and had also issued executive orders to end multilateral trade deals that Trump says have hurt U.S. workers.
“We are going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that are taking everybody out of our country and taking companies out of our country,” Trump said to the labor leaders, adding: “It’s going to be reversed.”
The meeting focused on union leaders who work in construction trades and was another indication of Trump’s long campaign commitment to rebuild America’s infrastructure. On hand were North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Laborers’ International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan, SMART sheet metal workers’ union President Joseph Sellers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters President Doug McCarron and Mark McManus, president of the United Association that represents plumbers, pipefitters, welders, and others.
No representatives of controversial public-sector unions such as the SEIU were at the meeting.
Attendees at the union meeting from the Trump administration included Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Priebus, counselor Kellyanne Conway, and chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
Some of the union leaders in attendance at the meeting with President Trump said they had not been invited to a similar meeting ever at the Obama White House, but Trump refused to single out President Obama alone for criticism, saying the problems for American workers had been building for decades.
The New York Times reports that the union leaders expressed confidence that President Trump was someone they could work with, having done business with him before:
Mr. O’Sullivan was previously the chief executive of the Union Labor Life Insurance Company, and he said that during his tenure there the company invested in some of Mr. Trump’s projects and had a good relationship with him.
Mr. McGarvey said he worked on a Trump project in Atlantic City in the early 1990s and had always been grateful for the work. “It was the middle of a recession; no one had jobs,” he said. “He made investments to expand at the time Trump Plaza. I got that job after being unemployed for six months.”
As Breitbart News reported, earlier in the day, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka had praised President Trump’s moves to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to reopen negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal.
FoxNews reports that syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer praised President Trump’s union leader meeting a “great act of political larceny” for directly going after one of the Democrat party’s sacred cows.
Follow Breitbart News investigative reporter and Citizen Journalism School founder Lee Stranahan on Twitter at @Stranahan.
Fecking BOOM!!! It's like Christmas every day!!!
PBS/NPR In Panic: Trump Administration To Defund/Privatize
Lucian Wintrich Jan 24th, 2017 4:08 pm 143 Comments
Currently, a half-billion dollars in taxpayer money is given to National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) each year.
Trump plans to do away with that. The Hill has reported:
“The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste like the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be a good first step in showing that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget,” said Brian Darling, a former aide to Paul and a former staffer at the Heritage Foundation.
The Regan Administration attempted something similar in the 1980s, but was ultimately convinced against it. One of the cases made was that the government owes the American people access to news/information. Back then, there was no internet, only a few dozen televisions/news radio stations. They saw it as an actual public service (perhaps, rightly so). Today, however, broadcast television and FM radio is in a major decline with fewer and fewer viewers every year. After all, who feels like waiting for the 6 o’clock news when you can just hop on the internet and get real-time news and current events?
On the Bernie Sanders campaign trail, he loved claiming that Norway was better than America. Well, Norway is planning to eliminate FM radio altogether. FM radio and satellite television are dying media forms that have been kept alive and propped up by government spending and the bureaucracy, so isn’t it good that we’re pulling federal funding? If are profitable and do in fact have a strong audience, they wouldn’t need to be subsidized with taxpayer money. Well, Hollywood doesn’t think so:
“Orange is the New Black” star Jackie Cruz said acting saved her life and she considers attacks on the NEA as unacceptable.
“It’s ridiculous,” she told The Hill. “We need art in our lives.”
Alysia Reiner, another figure on the Netflix comedy drama, extolled the power of entertainment to move the needle on important cultural and social issues. (From the Hill)
The irony there is both of those actresses *do not* have jobs in public broadcasting, they act in NetFlix shows (the private sector). So, two highly paid actresses are telling us to spend our tax dollars on a dying industry, just to keep it afloat. That does not sound like progress, that sounds like a waste of money. As the Washington Post reports:
“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized,” the Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports, “while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.” In total, the administration aims to cut spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade.
So, let’s consider that. The goal is $10.5 trillion in saved federal funding while cutting back on the bureaucracy and opening the door to new media and networks that aren’t a strain on your pockets or the economies.
Irons your having too much goshdamned fun here!
Settle down sir! Politics isn't supposed to be this enjoyable!
Their little leftist heads are popping like zits and it hasn't even been 1 week.
which if you notice, tramp has kept some people close by to help understand and navigate the swamp, gingrich, etc,
but they were not given high value positions,
tells you how much he trusts them to steer the ship,
Reagan did try and failed miserably at cutting .gov spending. It exploded under his watch and continued until Nov 8, 2016.
But Reagan had this little problem, he had a bush in his back pocket, connected deeply into the system, and willing to take him out should he stray off the reservation.
I do have to admit, Pence has been quite the guy thru all of this. Incredibly so.
And with that unreadable smirk on his face.
Report: President Trump To Announce Border and Immigration Executive Actions Tomorrow…
Posted on January 24, 2017 by sundance
According to several media reports (Fox News and Reuters) President Trump is starting tomorrow with executive action targeted toward the larger immigration policy initiatives discussed throughout the presidential campaign. Don McGahn is obviously a very busy man:
(Via Fox News) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security — including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — and other domestic immigration enforcement measures, according to two administration officials.
Later in the week, the president is expected to take steps to restrict the flow of refugees to the United States. One official said the president was expected to roll out immigration measures over the next few days.
[…] While the specific of Trump’s orders were unclear, both officials said Wednesday’s actions would focus in part on the president’s plans to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico. He has insisted Mexico would pay for the wall, though the Mexican government has repeatedly said it would not.
Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week. (read more)
Interestingly, yesterday Mexican President Nieto publicly outlined his top priorities for the meeting with President Donald Trump. Can you guess what the #1 priority is for Nieto?
[…] Pena Nieto gave a speech detailing what Mexico’s baseline negotiating points would be, including economic integration, respect for the rights of migrants and the money they send home.
Those remittances amount to about $25 billion annually and have become a major source of foreign revenue for the country. Trump had originally suggested that the U.S. might retain some of that money to help pay for a wall between the countries, a project he says Mexico will pay for but which Mexico opposes. (link)
Can you spell L.E.V.E.R.A.G.E ?
Top Democrats Voted For The Border Wall Trump Is Building
Barack Obama (Photo: Getty Images)
President Donald Trump will be able to order the construction of a wall on the Mexico border Wednesday with the stroke of a pen, because of a 2006 law passed with the help of Democrats including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
The 2006 law authorized the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, as well as additional lights, cameras and sensors to enhance security. Although former President George W. Bush signed the measure into law, the Democrat-controlled Congress that took over a few months later ensured it would never be completed by means of an amendment to a 2008 spending bill.
The amendment removed an explicit requirement the wall be made of double-layer fencing, and gave the Department of Homeland Security authority to put in place less effective barriers, such as simple vehicle barriers that do not keep pedestrians out. As a result, Democrats were able to avoid a politically unpopular vote against the wall, and then turn around and quietly gut its construction. But Trump and Republicans in the new Congress now plan to use that law to ensure a proper wall is constructed.
Since the law was never actually repealed, the federal government is still authorized to build a substantial wall on the southern border.
Congress doesn’t have to pass a new law to begin construction, and can instead package the funds necessary into a massive spending bill Democrats would have a politically hard time opposing. Trump may get a head start on the process by diverting other funds congressional leaders have indicated are available for the project, ensuring a snafu over the spending bill doesn’t hinder prompt construction of the wall.
If Trump and Republicans follow through, a number of top Democrats will find they inadvertently handed Trump the border wall they now oppose. Their only option to block the construction would be to shut down the government over the matter by blocking the spending bill, a strategy they have consistently mocked and derided Republicans for using in the past.
In addition to then Sens. Obama, Biden and Clinton, 64 House Democrats and 23 Senate Democrats voted for the wall in 2006. Many of them are still in Congress, including newly-established Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (CA), Sherrod Brown (OH — then in the House), Tom Carper (DE), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Barbara Mikulski (MD), Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Ron Wyden (OR).
There are also a number of Democrat representatives still in the House who voted for the bill: Sanford Bishop (GA), Corrine Brown (FL), Michael Capuano (MA), Jim Cooper (TN), Jim Costa (CA), Peter DeFazio (OR), Steve Israel (NY), Ron Kind (WI), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Stephen Lynch (MA), Carolyn Maloney (NY), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Tim Ryan (OH), and Adam Smith (WA).
Former Democrat Rep. Barney Frank and now-disgraced former Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner also voted for the bill.
President-elect Donald Trump made the construction of a “real” wall along the entire 2,000-mile stretch of the southern border with Mexico a central part of his campaign. He has said the “beautiful” wall will be from 35 to 50 feet high and made of pre-cast concrete.
“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively,” he said in his speech announcing his candidacy for the presidency. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
(Editor’s note: This post was previously published January 6 under the headline “Democrats Handed Trump His Border Wall.” It has been updated to reflect new developments in the president’s plan to build the wall.)
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CNN Quietly Releases Updated Pic Showing Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size Greater than Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Crowd
Jim Hoft Jan 25th, 2017 7:51 am 238 Comments
Guest post by Joe Hoft
As we pointed out throughout the months leading up to the election, crowd size matters. President Trump was crushing Hillary Clinton in number of rallies and number of participants at his rallies when compared to Clinton.
These numbers, in part, led to us projecting a Trump win and probable landslide and we were correct. Trump did win in an electoral landslide. Nevertheless, the numbers at the rallies were significantly different between the two candidates and the one with the larger number of participants won the election. (Note Deroy Murdock reported on our rally observations last week).
The media remained silent on the crowd size numbers when it was clear that Trump was crushing Hillary in this area. But late last week the media finally reported that crowd size does matter. CNN (Fake News) reported that President Trump’s crowd size was much smaller than President Obama’s crowd size in 2009, and CNN provided two pictures to show the difference.
However, the pictures in the article show the crowd size for Obama when he was speaking during his 2009 inauguration with the crowd from Trump’s inauguration approximately 3 hours before Trump spoke.
CNN’s report was another of their ‘Fake News’ lies. The photos used in their post were not comparing apples to apples and President Trump’s Press Secretary pointed this out on Saturday in a special press conference. Trump’s crowd was huge and every bit as big as Obama’s crowd in 2009. Also, in CNN’s article they say that Obama had 1.8 million people in 2009. This is now refuted and is more likely closer to 800,000.
Later CNN’s report was proven false by their own reporting. CNN released a gigapixel of President Trump’s Inauguration and the areas they show as empty in their article from their January 21st report were filled to the brim in their more recent picture which was taken at the time of Trump’s speech during the Inauguration ceremony.
If you review the gigapixel closely you will also see Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama looking on with disgust.
You will also see Democrats looking on in angst and Judge Sotomayer apparently playing with her iPhone.
It is now clear that Trump had at least as many participants at his inauguration as Obama did in 2009, and probably more. The Left and MSM are terrible with numbers and only report them when they can distort and use them to support the Left’s agenda. Trump crushed Hillary in rally attendance and now as CNN’s pictures show, Trump crushed Obama in Inaugural attendance as well.
Pretty much all of 'em were. It's hard to find a smile on anyone in that part of the crowd.
NYT: Trump Administration Preparing Executive Orders To Drastically Reduce U.S. Role in U.N.
Ryan Saavedra Jan 25th, 2017 4:37 pm 29 Comments
Trump Preparing To Deliver On Another Promise
Another major hit to the globalist agenda is set to take place as the New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump will be signing an executive order that greatly reduces U.S. involvement in the United Nations.
President Trump has stated multiple times that there will be changes taking place regarding the United Nations after the anti-Israel resolution was passed with the help of the Obama administration.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
From The New York Times:
The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the United States’ role in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties, officials said.
The first of the two draft orders, titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations” and obtained by The New York Times, calls for terminating funding for any United Nations agency or other international body that meets any one of several criteria.
Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea. The draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is blamed for the persecution of marginalized groups or any other systematic violation of human rights.
The order calls for then enacting “at least a 40 percent overall decrease” in remaining United States funding toward international organizations.
The order establishes a committee to recommend where those funding cuts should be made. It asks the committee to look specifically at United States funding for peacekeeping operations; the International Criminal Court; development aid to countries that “oppose important United States policies”; and the United Nations Population Fund, which oversees maternal and reproductive health programs.
If President Trump signs the order and its provisions are carried out, the cuts could severely curtail the work of United Nations agencies, which rely on billions of dollars in annual United States contributions for missions that include caring for refugees.
The second executive order, “Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties,” calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one other nation. It asks for recommendations on which negotiations or treaties the United States should leave.
The order says this review applies only to multilateral treaties that are not “directly related to national security, extradition or international trade,” but it is unclear what falls outside these restrictions.
On Tuesday The Gateway Pundit reported that Nikki Haley was easily confirmed by the Senate to be the next ambassador to the United Nations.
Previously Haley had stated she would “not go to New York and abstain when the U.N. seeks to create an international environment that encourages boycotts of Israel.”
“In fact, I pledge to you this,” she continued. “I will never abstain when the United Nations takes any action that comes in direct conflict with the interests and values of the United States.”
On Monday The Gateway Pundit had reported that a bill had been introduced into Congress for the U.S. to completely pull out of the United Nations.
Trump orders weekly publication of crimes committed by illegals in sanctuary cities
JANUARY 25, 2017
BY KYLE OLSON
In order to better inform Americans about the impact illegal aliens are having on crime rates in sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump today ordered the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegals.
In an executive order titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” Trump directed Secretary John Kelly to be transparent with citizens.
“To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens,” the order reads.
The same executive order “directs that federal funds be withheld from cities and counties that don’t cooperate with immigration officials,” Patch reports.
Donald Trump: Wall Construction Will Start ‘as Soon as We Can Physically Do It’
by CHARLIE SPIERING25 Jan 20174,185
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“big beautiful” wall on the Southern border of the United States immediately during an interview with ABC News anchor David Muir.[/paste:font]
When asked for the construction date, Trump said that he would begin the project “as soon as we can physically do it” and confirmed that planning would start “immediately.” He predicted, however, that the actual construction process might take a few months to begin.
The president will travel this afternoon to the Department of Homeland Security to sign several executive orders that deal with border security.
Trump confirmed that ultimately Mexico would pay for the wall, but that the government would get the project started.
He also dismissed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for insisting that his country would not pay for the wall.
“I think he has to say that,” Trump replied, vowing that future negotiations with Mexico would ensure payment from the country.
But he suggested that the wall would be good for Mexico too.
“What I am doing will be good for the United States; it’s also going to be good for Mexico,” Trump said. “We want to have a very stable, solid Mexico.”
The full interview airs tonight on ABC News at 10:00 p.m. EST.
Speaking of "winning", I think it would be pretty funny to compare Trump with his winning against Charlie Sheen and his "winning".
Old Charlie was amusing until he flamed out. Addicts tend to do that.
Anyone watching the ABC interview tonight?
Going on as I type this but just a couple of takes........Trump is not an orator. Hes has a hard time eloquently discussing hard issues hence why the softy snowflakes and intellectual MSM are on the constant attack.
Hes not the TelePromter-in-Chief. Hes a man of action and a man of persuasion. He speaks from the hip. Hes a departure from the president having to be a movie actor with a pearly white smile. Good riddance to that bullshit.
Americans need to adjust their expectations of what a President is "supposed" to be.
GO Get em Trump.
And I have to add that this interview is a complete joke. The smug son of a bitch doing the interview, David Muir, keeps asking the same question after Trump gave him an answer, basically berating the President.
I just noticed Muir hasnt smiled once! He looks like hes at a funeral. Trump shouldnt have to deal with this type of shit. The MSM is trying to lay traps and see if he fall in.
It Begins… 90 Somalis, 2 Kenyans Deported From US After Trump Takes Office
Jim Hoft Jan 26th, 2017 9:09 am 46 Comments
A plane carrying 90 Somali nationals deported from the United States landed in Mogadishu airport this past week.
BREAKING: A plane carrying 90 Somali nationals deported from #US lands at Mogadishu airport, days after Trump took office – Reports #Somalia
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) January 25, 2017
The plane landed around 5:20 PM.
Plane ferrying 90 Somalis deported from #US landed at #Mogadishu airport around 5:20pm, # of US forces were also on board – Source. #Somalia
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) January 25, 2017
Two Kenyans were also deported.
A part from the 90 Somali nationals, 2 Kenyans were also deported from #US and dropped in Nairobi, #Kenya. Reason still unclear. #Somalia
— Live From Mogadishu (@Daudoo) January 25, 2017
Kenyan officials say the number may be much higher.
The flight took place before Presidnet Trump’s signing of executive orders for a temporary ban on most refugees from several terrorist nations.
More than 90 Somalis and Kenyans arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday after being deported from the United States, a Kenyan official said.
Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the deported included 90 Somali men and two Kenyan women, while adding he did not know why they had been deported.
A security officer at the airport said the Somalis were then flown to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, while the Kenyans were released.
Other officials termed the number higher as compared to past cases as they expressed fears the American authorities were toughening up on illegal immigrants there.
It came ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s expected signing of executive orders that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.
Analysts say it remains unclear if Trump has scrapped plans to undo the 2012 Obama executive order shielding from deportation nearly 800,000 people brought into the country illegally as children.
The Swamp draining itself.........
WINNING: Entire Pro-Obama Senior Management Team At State Department Resigns
Ryan Saavedra Jan 26th, 2017 11:42 am 53 Comments
Rex Tillerson’s State Department Will Get Fresh Faces
The State Department just proved how radically attached they are to the Obama administrations ideology by the entire senior level management resigning on Thursday.
From The Washington Post:
The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era…
…Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door.
The house cleaning is nearly complete as the Washington Post also reports that the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, George Starr, retired the day President Trump was sworn and the director of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, Lydia Muniz, also quit the same day.
POLITICS | Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 1:25pm EST
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Morgan asked to leave the agency: sources
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | WASHINGTON
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, has left the agency, two sources familiar with his departure told Reuters on Thursday.
Morgan told employees on a phone call Thursday morning that he was not resigning but had been asked to leave by the Trump administration, said a Department of Homeland Security official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Morgan's departure comes one day after President Donald Trump announced a broad plan to crack down on border security, including directing the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
The border patrol union, which endorsed Trump's presidential campaign and applauded his executive order, had been critical of Morgan. The union criticized Morgan for supporting former President Barack Obama's plans to safeguard certain undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The executive board of the National Border Patrol Council called Morgan arrogant and a "disgrace to the Border Patrol" in an opinion piece published by conservative website Breitbart News on Nov. 30.
Unlike many border patrol officers, Morgan did not climb the chain of command within the agency but was appointed from the FBI.
(Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Walsh and Chris Reese)
that giant sucking sound???
remember Nafta and 'ole R Perot? the giant sucking sound of jobs, etc.
now it is being reversed, where the giant sucking sound is the draining of the swamp.
the current value of the peso is enough to negate Nafta. It is now 1/3 of its value when Nafta was all the rage.
The time to build the wall is now, as Mehico further heads towards a Vene like presence.
It is nothing like it will soon be down there, and any person from the US traveling down there has a screw loose if you ask me. There will be repercussions in country down there against anyone from up here.
Hey Mexican President, you just found out what Hardball is! You thought if you said you might cancel the meeting, that President Trump would flinch? LOL! He just spanked your ass! You want to try and use your oil as leverage? We have WAY more oil in the US, than you do! These so called world Leaders better figure out real quick, that the pansy known as Barack Obama, is no longer driving the bus. Boy this is fun to watch!
No more dicking around....................
Mexico President Cancels Trip To Meet Trump After Trump Says ‘Pay For It Or Don’t Come’!; PESO TUMBLES AS RESULT!
Ryan Saavedra Jan 26th, 2017 11:22 am 152 Comments
Another Brick In The Wall
Mexico still insists that it is not paying for the wall while President Donald Trump says they will be paying for the wall. The Mexican President was planning on meeting with President Trump in the U.S. but has now decided to cancel their meet.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he had scrapped plans to meet Donald Trump next week after the U.S. president tweeted Mexico should cancel the meeting if it was not prepared to pay for his proposed border wall.
“This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with the POTUS,” Pena Nieto said on Twitter, referring to Trump.
“Mexico reiterates its willingness to work with the United States to reach accords that favor both nations.”
The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
The Peso Falls As A Result
The value of the Peso has fallen after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that he wouldn’t visit with Trump in light of Trump’s latest comments.
From The Business Insider:
The peso is tumbling after Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, says he won’t meet with US president Donald Trump.
The peso is down by 1.2% at 21.3175 per dollar as of 11:57 a.m. ET.
The currency was up as much as 0.8% at 20.9358 per dollar around 8:50 a.m. ET.
Mehico keeps fiddling around and they will get the same treatment the boyz put on Vene.
mark my words, things are going to spiral down and it will be right on our border.
all that US dough they are going to be losing in this will put a huge hurt on their capability to exist as they are
The plot thickens, The fucking drug cartels put this guy in office. No wonder he is pissed, he's in on it.
You are correct Scorp, it's time to put the National Guard on the border like right meow.
Mexico’s President Cancels White House Visit After Trump Hits Cartels
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Peña Nieto took to Twitter to announce that his staff had notified the White House that he would not be going to the scheduled meetings with Trump.
On Wednesday, Trump signed two executive orders dealing with enforcing current immigration laws and the construction of a border wall. Trump specifically called out Mexican cartels in the executive order. In response to the anti-cartel measures, Peña Nieto took to social media, as Breitbart Texas reported.
In addition to denouncing the measure, Peña Nieto announced that he would be ordering the 50 Mexican Consulates in the U.S. to step up their efforts to protect “migrants”. The Mexican president made no mention of the fact that the migrants are one of the largest funding mechanisms for the cartels who reportedly helped him gain his office.
In response to Peña Nieto’s announcement, Trump responded on Twitter that it would be better to cancel the meeting. According to Trump, the U.S.- Mexico relation has been one sided with the current $60 billion trade deficit with Mexico in connection with the current North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Mexican President Peña Nieto has been the subject of immaculate investigative reporting in his own country, though his reported ties to Mexican cartels received little attention from the U.S. during the presidency of Barack Obama.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported:
An in-depth investigation has revealed that through the use of shell companies, members of the Juarez Cartel financed the political campaign of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The cartel members appear to have also used government programs to launder money and profit form their networks of contacts.
The bombshell revelation was made this week by the independent news outlet Aristegui Noticias who claim that top officials of the Juarez Cartel financed thousands of cash cards that were handed out by Mexico’s Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) during the 2012 political campaign that resulted in the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto. According to the Mexican journalists, the cash cards were provided by a company called Monex. They were reported to be financed through a series of shell corporations by key players with the Juarez Cartel.
Through a three part series, the Mexican news organization identified Rodolfo David “El Consul” Avila Cordero as a key figure in the financial scandal that implicates the leading figures in Mexico’s ruling party the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI).
Avila Cordero was arrested in 2005 in Mexico City in connection with the seizure of almost $750,000 in cash. At the time authorities had identified him as a top tier operative with the Juarez (Carrillo Fuente) Cartel who worked as their financial operator an a key figure in their connections with Colombian drug lords. Avila Cordero had earned the nickname “The Consul” because of his links to high ranking officials within the Mexican government and acted as an ambassador of sorts, Aristegui Noticias reported.
Eight years after his arrest, Avila Cordero became a contractor for a government funded program called Crusade Against Hunger. Using a company called Conclave SA de CV and Prodasa SA de CV, Cordero was able to secure more than $396 million pesos or $25 million in government contracts through rigged bidding processes by government officials.
The Crusade Against Hunger is a pet project of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto who claimed that with that program he would improve the quality of life for his people.
According to the investigation by the Mexican journalists, Conclave and Prodasa are shell companies that do not have real offices or staff.
As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, Carmen Aristegui, the founder of Aristegui Noticias, was a top rated radio journalists in Mexico, however her investigation into properties given to Pena Nieto as bribes led to her news outlet firing her and her staff. Despite being off the air, Aristegui continues reporting through her website.
As part of the investigation Aristegui Noticias also confirmed that Conclave was involved in the trading of soccer players with European soccer clubs.
Breitbart Texas also illuminated the current realities in Pieña Nieto’s Mexico, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Mexican president has allowed paramilitary narco-cartels to control entire Mexican states. We wrote:
Though many politicians, journalists, and pundits have criticized the concept of a physical border barrier while others claimed the border to be safe, the aforementioned groups and individuals are simply ignorant on the topic or engaging in intentional deception. Breitbart Texas and the Cartel Chronicles effort has reported ad nauseum on Mexican cartels that have operational control over entire Mexican border states — including the governors’ offices and newsrooms. Our reporting has shown that U.S. law enforcement encounters with known or suspected terrorists have occurred frequently in remote areas along the U.S.-Mexico border. We’ve shown that there are humanitarian consequences associated with an unsecured border — not just for U.S. citizens, but for foreigners as well.
Our reporting has shown that one of the Mexican cartels, Los Zetas, is currently stockpiling Russian rocket-propelled grenades and their launchers at the Texas border, that they recently forced down a U.S. helicopter by open firing on the aircraft and striking it. Los Zetas are headquartered in Nuevo Laredo, a city that sits immediately across the shallow and narrow Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. There are no fences or walls in the region and the local police do not have a presence in many of the gang-infested narco-neighborhoods that sit in Texas along the open border.
This particular cartel also committed mass murders in communities near the Texas border in Mexico. They “disappeared” hundreds of civilians and burned them in a network of ovens that were operated in government facilities.
Along with Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel is also headquartered immediately south of the Texas border. The Mexican state of Tamaulipas is largely controlled by the two paramilitary groups. All of the news outlets in the region have a “link” who works for the cartel and tells journalists what they can and can’t write about. Journalists and editors who ignore the control of the local cartel faction are brutally murdered. Many concerned citizens in Mexico have taken to anonymous social media accounts to report on the cartels. When the now-citizen-journalists are discovered, they are brutally murdered.
The cartels in this region have also set up metropolitan camera and surveillance systems across the cities they control. Two of the past three governors for the state are currently fugitives from U.S. justice for their roles and relationships with the cartels. One of the former-governor fugitives was being protected by the state government as recently as a few months ago.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.
Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
He had to cancel the meeting, he's a dead man if not. Probably a dead man anyway, if the Cartels put him in. Me thinks that guy is puckering right about now. And then you have Vicente Fox talking like he's still the President of Mexico. Same scenario for him I would imagine. Rat holing cocaine might be a real good investment right now.
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