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  1. Irons

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    Oops, fixed the link in the above article. I was cheering wildly and posted the wrong link.................

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    President Trump, President Trump, how do you feel about CNN?

     
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    DHS Secretary: Border Wall Begins In Few Months, Will Be Complete In Two Years…
    Posted on February 2, 2017 by sundance

    Catherine Herridge files a report for Fox News from Texas where she is traveling with DHS Secretary John Kelly.
    TEXAS – In his first television interview as Homeland Security secretary, retired four-star Marine Gen. John F. Kelly told Fox News he wants the U.S.-Mexico border wall finished in two years – setting an ambitious schedule for the project ordered last week by President Trump.

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    “The wall will be built where it’s needed first, and then it will be filled in. That’s the way I look at it,” Kelly said. “I really hope to have it done within the next two years.”


    Fox News traveled with Kelly in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday where he saw first-hand the challenges for Border Patrol agents. The Rio Grande Valley, known as the “RGV sector,” is among the busiest. On any given day, Border Patrol agents pick up at least 600 people who have crossed the Mexican border, entering the U.S. illegally.

    Those personnel, he explained, are all part of the broader plan for securing the border.

    “Any discussion about the protection of our southwest border involves discussion of physical barriers but also of technological sensors, things like that,” he said. “But it’s a layered approach, and it’s got to be backed up by great men and women who are going to make sure that the wall is intact.”

    But first, the department faces the tough task of funding – and then building – what would be the largest-ever construction project undertaken by the president who made his name in real estate.

    Kelly, who was tasked by the president’s executive order with overseeing the planning and construction of the wall, echoed Trump in saying they already “have the authority” under existing law.

    “We’re looking at the money aspect,” he acknowledged. But he said the White House is working with Congress on the timetable. (read more)

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...-in-few-months-will-be-complete-in-two-years/
     
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    T-Rex: “Hi, I’m The New Guy”…
    Posted on February 2, 2017 by sundance

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at the U.S. State Department today and delivers his first remarks to the entrenched bureaucrats within foggy bottom. In a broad outline speech mostly of introduction, T-Rex begins to lay out a new agenda entirely foreign to the foreign service: honor, truthfulness and respect for mission.

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    Most of the attending audience has never experienced a person in their professional or personal lives whose compass heading is steadfast, true and unwavering. Greater than 90% of the attending audience considers their political outlook as liberal and globalist; more than half of them come from fractured family backgrounds.

    For these people there is an autonomic quivering mechanism triggered when encountering a person of unwavering moral founding and character.

    As a towering man of earnest and deliberate influence, T-Rex well understands how organizational changes are best undertaken. This will be the biggest challenge of his entire career.

    “Renda and I were ready to head off to the ranch and enjoy our grandchildren. But when I came back from my first meeting with President Trump and he asked me to do this, Renda said, ‘you didn’t know it but you’ve been in a 41-year training program for this job.’

    “So despite our own dreams, she said you’re supposed to do this.

    Well, my first day is here, I’m on the job.

    “Hi, I’m the new guy.”



    T-Rex will now deliver on that promise to personally meet each and every person in the building and later in the larger organization.

    The personnel within the State Department have never had leadership who extended that much time and valuation to them upon introduction. He will meet each person briefly but personally and deliberately. With humility he will designate other formal ceremony to a position of less importance.

    The personnel within the State Department are in for a shock; being led by a person who aspires to no self-indulgent grandiosity is extremely unnerving for those who could always comfortably assess their place by knowing the top of the organizational structure was predictably selfish, self-important.

    Now, the Dept of State mission becomes more than words and catch-phrases. Now, they will actually have to live it.

    Many know how to talk of the principles behind the purpose of the State Department, but very few have any concept of how to actually deliver on them. For those who buried into the organizational structure, T-Rex is like a random but purposeful Q-Beam to be avoided.

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/02/t-rex-hi-im-the-new-guy/
     
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    Soooooo now we'll see snowflake protests in Kuwait? .. . . :lashing:

    KUWAIT FOLLOWS TRUMP’S LEAD; IMPOSES VISA BAN ON MUSLIM COUNTRIES

    Ryan Saavedra Feb 2nd, 2017 8:32 pm 24 Comments

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    Trump Gets The Last Laugh
    President Trump is getting the last laugh this evening as news is starting to come out that Kuwait has instituted a visa ban from 5 countries according to Yahoo. Kuwait is a small Muslim nation located south of Iraq in the Persian Gulf.

    From Yahoo:

    Following the Muslim ban in the United States, Kuwait has now suspended the issuance of visas for travellers from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

    Tourism, trade, and visitor visas from the above mentioned nations have been restricted following an order from the Kuwaiti Government to slap a “blanket ban” on possible migrants, according to Sputnik News.

    The Kuwaiti Government has asked would-be migrants from the five banned nations not to apply for visas, as Kuwait City is worried about the possible migration of radical Islamic terrorists.

    A group of militants bombed a Shia mosque in 2015, killing 27 Kuwaiti nationals. A 2016 survey conducted by Expat Insider ranked Kuwait one of the worst nations in the world for expatriates, primarily due to its strict cultural laws.

    Kuwait was the only nation to prohibit the entry of Syrian nationals prior to Trump’s executive action. Kuwait City previously issued a suspension of visas for all Syrians in 2011.

    Trump’s ban blocks immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia.


    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...rumps-lead-imposes-visa-ban-muslim-countries/
     
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    How cool is it that the guy can be referred to as T-Rex
     
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    Um, Yeah,.. About Those Latest Media Polls…
    Posted on February 3, 2017 by sundance

    A Reminder…

    Amid the jaw-dropping revelations within the U.S. body politic in 2016, one of the most important was the American electorate discovering that Media Polling is just as brutally biased as the media entities who present the polling results.

    With election 2016 behind us, and predicting “media opinion polls” once again being used in 2017 to create false narratives, the truth behind the intentionally constructed 2016 deception must not simply fade back into the shadows.

    Never again should the American voter trust polling presented by corporate media. Everything about media polling is a financed and manufactured fraud.

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    For many people the November 8th, 2016 election was the culmination of many years of difficult effort. This intensely challenging endeavor to awaken a nation and expose the media deception surrounding us was begun by ordinary Americans long before Donald Trump announced his candidacy.


    In 2008 truth-tellers were labeled “bitter clingers“; in 2009 they were “extremists“; in 2010 “racists“; in 2011 “whack-o-birds“; in 2012 “hobbits” and “crazies“; in 2013 “right-wing nuts“; in 2014 “slope heads in flyover country“; in 2015 we were “nativists“; and in 2016 our labeling culminated as -amid other things- “a basket of deplorables”.

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    However, through all of the name calling and ridicule we remained what we always were, simply “Americans”. Americans, who joined hands and stood resolute against the furnace of overwhelming opposition.

    The goal was miles and miles away, and often we could only move an inch at a time. 2016 was a movement of success against overwhelming odds.

    Exactly 132:1 odds in just the last 18 months to be precise.

    Before we begin the arduous process of holding our political representatives accountable for the mandate we require, there is a very important detail which must be forever stitched into the binding of our republic to ensure it is never again forgotten.

    THE MEDIA POLLSTERS DIDN’T GET IT WRONG – Their pollsters did not work from the wrong data set, or begin their analysis with the wrong assumptions. The media pollsters, consultants and professional political class did not work from incorrect baselines…..

    …THEY LIED.

    The professional media polling agents knew exactly what the truth was.

    They lied and manipulated their data in a concerted effort to intentionally falsify reality.

    There must be no doubt, EVER, in the mind of any political observer as to what took place within the expressed and broadcasted polling which fueled over two years of broadcast news, and drove massive anxiety amid the consuming audience – The media, all of the corporate media, intentionally lied.

    They knew the truth. The same analytical tools available to us, and to those who were ridiculed for truth-telling, were available to them and many more. They did not get it wrong; they didn’t make mistakes. They chose to lie to the American electorate.

    So lets name the most notorious liars so their names and organizations can forever be dispatched from the land where credibility is of value:

    • Fox News, pollster Daron Shaw, Shaw Research and associates and the Wall Street Journal. Rupert Murdoch. – Example HERE
    • NBC News, pollster Mark Murray, Hart Research and Associates. Example
    • Monmouth University, pollster Patrick Murray. – Example HERE
    • CBS News and New York Times writ large. – Example HERE
    • ABC News and The Washington Post. – Example HERE
    • CNN News Network and ORC Polling. – Example HERE
    • Rasmussen and Reuters Polling Operations. – Example HERE
    • Bloomberg Polling – Example HERE
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    These individuals along with every single corporate national media polling outlet, which in turn contributed to -and skewed- the larger aggregate of the Real Clear Politics average of polls, were complicit in their intent to deceive the American electorate in an ideological scheme to manipulate the psyche of the American voter…

    …and yet they have the nerve now to broadcast endless hours of pearl-clutching opinion on a supposed, manufactured and false “Russian influence” over the same election. Think about that jaw-dropping hypocrisy for a moment.
    There is not a single shred of credibility that should remain with any of the above mentioned polling entities or the corporate media outlets who espoused them.

    They did not make mistakes; they did not operate from the wrong assumptions. These organizations, as part of the larger corporate objectives from those who fund their endeavors, lied.

    Allowing them to say they made mistakes is only dooming the American voter to a continued cycle of battered electorate syndrome. These entities are our abusers. They have been gaslighting the American voter for years, and they have been able to remain unchecked because no-one ever called them to task before this year.

    Throughout the last two years we, along with others, have identified and exposed this corrupt business endeavor while simultaneously being ridiculed and marginalized at each undertaking. There should be no quarter provided and no amount of forgiveness ever offered.

    The entire construct of their operational business model is corrupt from top to bottom.

    ♦STEP #1 – A biased/ideological media pays biased/ideological pollsters for biased/ideological polling.

    ♦STEP #2 – The biased result is used for media stories and manufactured narratives.

    It is all crap. This moment in election history should forever separate their influence from our national political discussion. PERIOD.

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    Lies.

    All of it.

    Intentionally so.

    Break the cycle.

    Never, ever, validate “corporate media polling” again. Ever.

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...t-media-polls/comment-page-1/#comment-3547949
     
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    Amazing that anybody still believes media polling after proving themselves unrepentant liars in this past election cycle. Good grief, I was told again and again that HRC had a 90%+ chance of winning. I was told MI and PENN would be run away victories for HRC and that Ohio and Florida would be the real "battlegrounds", but that HRC would obviously dominate. Let's not even get started on what the DNC & their media co-conspirators did to crazy Bernie Sanders to dispose of him.

    I hope millenials grab a clue from this election cycle. The fix was in on day one for Klinton inc.
     
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    Trump and Bannon nailed it

    The media is the opposition party. The Democrats are Stalin's useful idiot
     
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    How Much Winning? Consider a Year Ago Today….
    Posted on February 7, 2017 by sundance

    The mostly swamp media (MSM) are so good at gaslighting many people lose sight of the big picture. There is not a day that goes by so far this year when CTH doesn’t look back at the calendar and say:

    “Wow, a year ago today”…. and start the day with a big grin.
    A year ago today the New Hampshire Primary was about to take place. A year ago today we had not yet had a primary win… A year ago today it was a campaign against all odds.

    Today, slightly less than a year later, we have President Donald Trump. If you are bogged down in the daily psy-ops from the media, just pause and think about it.



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    Additionally, beyond the simple thinking about it, contemplate how far we are walking in this current winning wonderland.

    Dozens of companies have announced their intention to invest in American jobs and hire tens-of-thousands of Americans. The Stock Market is up 10% since the election, and consumer confidence is at its highest level in decades.

    The head of the Department of Defense is General “Mad Dog” Mattis. The head of the Department of Homeland Security is General James Kelly; and we are about to gain Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, and a conservative Supreme Court justice.


    The border patrol is fully empowered, unrestrained and actually enforcing a U.S. border. ICE is enforcing immigration law, and the debate is about ‘how to’ pay for a border wall that will be in place within two years.

    Not “if” a border wall, the conversation is “who pays and when”. Oh, pinch me.

    The far-left is fully exposed, rioting and causing mayhem which is broadcast coast to coast, as people watch masked radicals breaking windows and starting fires. Tens of millions of Americans are watching an implosion the “Chicken Little” end-of-the-world Democrats haven’t even accepting is happening in front of their eyes.

    Meanwhile Hillary Clinton is walking alone in the woods of New York, guessing, contemplating, whether or not she will be criminally charged by the FBI.

    Professional political Democrats are now defending the George Bush administration and their customary war on women has evolved into Washington DC wearing pussy hats while simultaneously advocating for the anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, anti-civil rights virtues of Islam. Simultaneously holding up the crutch of Iran as their guiding moral compass.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

    Oh, there’s so much more we could fill pages. However, the least discussed political brilliance of Donald Trump can be found in the latest media headlines…

    The current media narrative is about Democrats fighting Trump in order to allow possible terrorists into the country. Wait… huh… what?… YUP, FACT!

    Which leads to the greatest single political maneuver in the history of modern politics – President Donald Trump is fully inoculated if any terrorist event takes place in the next few years.

    President Trump is on record trying to protect Americans against any attack from extremists; and democrats are on record glaringly opposing his efforts.

    Any, repeat A.N.Y, terrorist event that takes place in the U.S. is now owned by Trump’s political opposition. As a direct result, the future of the Democrat party is tenuously perched on their atheist prayer rugs, hopeful nothing happens. I don’t think most people are grasping the scope or value of this dynamic.

    You can be guaranteed every radical politician on the left-wing of the UniParty is calling every extremist group they associate with, specifically CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, and begging them to ensure nothing happens.


    The DNC, and every supportive left-wing organization, is completely exposed, naked to their enemy and vulnerable to righteous ownership of any act of terrorism that takes place.

    And if that’s not enough…. Andy Puzder, candidate for Labor Secretary, just told congress he previously hired an illegal alien worker so that he could be questioned about it during his confirmation hearings.

    ..Please, Mr. and Mrs so smart congress-peeps, please don’t throw me into the Briar Patch…
    Gee, who could have possibly predicted THAT OUTCOME?

    First Outlined HERE, and then again Outlined HERE

    {{{BOWS}}} Oh, these confirmation hearings should be splendid, just splendid.

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    “Complicated business folks, … complicated business”..


    And to think, a year ago today we had not yet won a single primary….

    Nope, still not tired of winning!

    “President Donald Trump”

    Have a MAGA Day!

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/07/how-much-winning-consider-a-year-ago-today/
     
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    That's all I needed to hear. :2 thumbs up:
     
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    Oooohhhh they fucking HATE her. She tells the truth and she cannot be bought or scared off.
     
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    Amid Tears of The Fools – Betsy Devos Confirmed as Secretary of Education…
    Posted on February 7, 2017 by sundance

    Democrats stayed up all night filibustering on the Senate Floor, gnashing their teeth and wailing with a pre-funded necessary indignation against the Trump nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

    The NEA teachers union has paid tens of millions to democrats, and the NEA doesn’t like Betsy DeVos – ergo the Democrats had to put on a good show for the constituency of educational jackboots; and that’s all it was ever going to be, ‘a show’.

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    Despite all of that, and as soon as they were done with their wailing, Vice-President Mike Pence simply walked in to the Senate and cast the deciding vote to confirm DeVos as Secretary.

    No climax, just deliberate business.

    Next?


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    I would hate to be in the shoes of the 2 RINOs who went to the other side....
     
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    “Because the part of America that grows your food, produces your energy and fights your wars believes the country needs a course correction.” ~Jim Barnacle, Harrisburg Pa, on why he voted for Trump

    “There is a huge fight happening inside the United States right now between two factions. One faction wants to sacrifice the US for the sake of the empire, and the second faction wants to sacrifice the empire for the sake of the United States.” ~The Saker, “3rd Quarter Emerging Multipolar World,” Solari Report

    By Catherine Austin Fitts
     
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    Trump should help them get primaried next round
     
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    Senate Confirms Attorney General Jeff Sessions…
    Posted on February 8, 2017 by sundance


    Senator Jeff Sessions passed the confirmation process on Wednesday night despite the antics of most Democrats within the upper chamber. Sessions won unanimous backing from Senate Republicans and picked up the support of Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia.

    Congratulations Attorney General Jeff Sessions !

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    Donald Trump: ‘The Wall Is Getting Designed Right Now’

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    President Donald Trump said his proposed wall on the Southern border of the United States is currently in the design phase.

    “The wall is getting designed right now,” he asserted on Wednesday during a speech to law enforcement officials at the Major Cities Chiefs Association Winter Conference in Washington D.C.

    Trump acknowledged that some people said that he was “only kidding” on the campaign trail when he promised to build a wall that he repeatedly described as “big and beautiful.”

    “I wasn’t kidding. I don’t kid. I don’t kid,” he said, describing the wall as a great tool to help reduce drugs and crime coming over the border.

    Trump again compared his wall to the one that Israel has, pointing out that they are very effective if done properly.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled his support for the wall, calling it a “great idea.”

    “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration,” he wrote on Twitter. “Great success. Great idea.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/08/donald-trump-wall-getting-designed-right-now/
     
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    White House abruptly removes chief cybersecurity officer


    Cory Louie, the White House’s now former chief cybersecurity officer, was reportedly removed from his position.

    Louie “was forced to resign,” according to an editor at The Atlantic, who was the first to report his exit, despite initially saying that he was a member of the Secret Service. The story was apparently corroborated by ZDNet, who spoke to unnamed sources on the matter.

    When the Trump administration took office, Louie remained at his post, despite several other senior cybersecurity officials resigning.

    The White House has not commented on the abrupt and surreptitious purge of Louie. Remaining staff members have stayed quiet (for the most part) because they feel as if they have “targets on their back,” one source told ZDNet.

    Former President Barack Obama created the role of Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in 2016 as part of his cybersecurity national action plan. The CISO is tasked with protecting the White House’s staff from virtual threats, while also driving “cybersecurity policy, planning and implementation across the Government.”

    A leaked memo provided an example of Louie’s responsibilities as CISO, which in one instance was to give Obama technical guidance on his communications and ensure that his devices were secure before traveling to Cuba in March of last year.

    Prior to working in the White House, Louie worked at Google and Dropbox, a popular file-hosting service, according to ZDNet.

    President Donald Trump’s personal cybersecurity practices have been criticized in recent weeks. Trump reportedly uses both his old Android phone and the U.S. Secret-Service-approved secure phone, much to the chagrin of U.S. security officials. (RELATED: How Trump Beats The System And Uses His Old Phone)



    Read more:
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/10/white-house-suddenly-removes-head-cybersecurity-officer/
     
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    Mexican President Pena Nieto Spends $50 Million To Keep Mexicans out of Mexico…
    Posted on February 12, 2017 by sundance

    Continuing with the absurd politics of a Mexican Presidents’ desperation to keep Mexicans from returning to Mexico:

    … President Enrique Peña Nieto recently budgeted about $50 million to the country’s 50 consulates to help pay the costs of defending migrants who are in the U.S. illegally and facing deportation. –LINK

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    A bizarre, albeit understandable policy, given the dependency on the Mexican economy created by $25 billion in remittances sent home from Mexican nationals illegally living/working in the U.S.


    PHOENIX — All but one of about 50 undocumented Mexican migrants [ie. illegal aliens] at a meeting Saturday indicated they would rather risk detention and long court battles in the U.S. than return to Mexico voluntarily.

    The majority of migrants at the meeting in Phoenix, which included Mexican officials, signaled in a show of hands that they were ready to fight deportation in U.S. courts.

    President Enrique Peña Nieto recently budgeted about $50 million to the country’s 50 consulates to help pay the costs of defending migrants who are in the U.S. illegally and facing deportation.

    […] Some Mexican officials are worried that President Donald Trump has decided to expand the type of undocumented migrants who are at risk of being deported, from the violent or dangerous people that the Obama administration targeted to migrants who have had minor brushes with law enforcement.

    Mr. Trump on Sunday called it a “crackdown on illegal criminals,” adding in an early morning tweet that “Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!” (more)


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    The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!

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    In 2015 we predicted if Donald Trump won the 2016 election, the Southern Border and Security Wall would not only happen as a construct of following through on a promise, but also factually happen as a function of avoiding the crisis of a neighboring economy in complete collapse.

    What underpins that prediction is the hidden scale, and almost unquantifiable scope, of the exfiltration of U.S. dollars -legal and illegal- into Mexico.

    American taxpayers as voters have no idea of the scale for how much money flows out of the U.S. into Mexico. The reason no-one knows about it, and the reason economists cannot discuss it, is because the answer reveals a politically inconvenient discussion.

    If accurate quantification was ever given sunlight, Americans, or more accurately ‘tax-paying Americans‘ would be able to see how much the United States actually subsidizes the nation of Mexico, and how much we’ve been ripped off.


    …”this is what’s happening because our leaders are stupid, our politicians are stupid, …And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning.”
    ~ Candidate Donald Trump

    While the actual valuation of the outflow of dollars into Mexico is unknown, there are indicators it could be greater than our current economic trade deficit with China, $500+ billion.

    Only a few indicators have ever reached visibility. One such indicator being the outbound U.S. Western Union wire transfers, remittances, which now exceed the entire Mexican Energy Sector (oil and gas) combined.


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    An honest evaluation of all possible currency transfer streams puts the outflow well over several hundred billion per year. Well over.

    Truthfully, no-one can even comprehend the scale or scope of the peso dependency based on the dollar imports. It is simply an immeasurable quantification known only to someone who would have access to extensive internal data like Mexico’s Central Bank Chief, Mr. Agustin Carstens.

    How many illicit pallets of U.S. dollars actually cross the southern border? No-one really knows that either. However, the scale of fraudulent U.S. treasury tax refunds to Mexican nationals is an order of magnitude greater than the quantifiable Western Union transfers.

    “We’re talking about a multi-billion dollar fraud scheme here that’s taking place and no one is talking about it,” he said. The scheme involves illegal immigrants — illegal immigrants who are filing tax returns. (read much more)

    Three stories, three economic red flags, which flew under the radar for most economically minded followers.

    • Mexico’s Central Banker, Agustin Carstens, ‘unexpectedly’ quitSEE HERE
    • The Peso is rapidly depreciating, and Mexican Inflation is beginning to lurch.
    • Mexico’s Finance Minister, Jose Antonio Meade, watches nervously as state controlled gasoline price setting is removed in favor of free market prices. – SEE HERE
    (2016 Mexico) […] The move will phase out government-set gasoline prices, a practice that has prevailed in Mexico for decades, and replace them with market prices.

    The change is one of the most tangible parts of a landmark energy reform program in Mexico, which in 2013 ended the 75-year monopoly of state oil company Pemex over nearly all facets of the sector, from crude production to retail fuel sales.

    In April [2016], Mexico allowed private companies to import fuels for the first time, nine months ahead of what the energy reform program originally stipulated. Gasoline prices in Mexico are higher than in the United States, where market prices prevail, and Pemex loses about $3 billion a year importing gasoline into Mexico. (read more)

    There’s more than just economic patriotism behind Ford Motor Company’s decision to cancel the $1.7 billion expenditure in Mexico. Corporations use actuarial analysis as part of the entire Risk Management 5-year corporate forecast.

    Mexico’s economy is beginning to do a bit more than tremor; and with an American business titan and patriotic political reformer taking office in the White House,… who campaigned on an absolute promise to renegotiate NAFTA, and the DC legislative priorities necessarily following the executive office expectation…. well, Mr. Carstens didn’t need to be an astrologist to note his place in the universe amid the economic planetary alignment.

    ….It begins like this:

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    MEXICO CITY – Sometimes-violent protests and looting over gasoline price hikes in Mexico are continuing and officials say that so far they’ve left one policeman dead and five injured, 300 stores looted and over 600 people arrested.

    The country’s business chambers says the combination of highway, port and terminal blockades and looting have forced many stores and businesses to close and threaten supplies of basic goods and fuel.

    Mexicans were enraged by the 20-percent fuel price hike announced over the weekend as part of a government deregulation effort.

    Since then, protesters have blockaded highways and gas stations and looting has broken out in some places. Authorities said Thursday that one policeman was run over and killed and another seriously injured when they tried to stop robberies from a gas station in Mexico City. (read more)

    …. Do you still think that Mexico has leverage in the conversation about the Southern Border Security Wall. Any leverage at all…?

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    In a stunning segment last month on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN broadcast Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, an admitted communist ideologue, states the Mexican government is willing to counter U.S. President Donald Trump policy by unleashing drug cartels upon the U.S. border.

    Watch, and more importantly LISTEN, to his words at 02:10 below:




    This was the backdrop for the current Mexican immigration headlines. Factually that admission was the latest in a series of politically explosive admissions by the Mexican government. Even avowed open-border globalist Fareed Zakaria realized what was being threatened and quickly attempted to redirect the conversation.

    Castaneda is openly admitting a willingness to promote drug trafficking. Additionally, Jorge Castaneda is so proud of the threat, he even posted a video of the discussion on his own YouTube page.

    The implications here are so politically explosive, and the admission so brutally obvious and threatening, it could undermine the argument of the Mexican government and expose an open secret of collusion they would prefer to remain hidden. Alas, the ideological U.S. media will never cover such a story and the implications therein.

    Another excellent expose’ written in December of 2016 outlines the strategy of Castaneda as it pertains to fighting Donald Trumps efforts. –SEE HERE

    Castaneda not only threatens to send drugs, he also threatens to flood the United States with illegal South Americans and openly admits Mexico could stop the border crossings if it wanted to, but instead chooses to use immigration as a weapon against the United States.

    (Via VDare) […] He openly states Mexico should use Central American immigration as a weapon against us [Mexico can use Central-American immigration as bargaining chip with Trump, Univision, December 8, 2016]:

    There has been a surge in Central American immigrants heading for the United States since Donald Trump won the Election in November, according to several initial reports… If this is the case, it is only logical. Trump has vowed to build his wall. It does not matter if Mexico will pay for it or even if the threat is true. It makes perfect sense for anybody hoping to make it to the United States, from Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala, to do so before any wall is put up….If they have relatives in the United States, or if they think that their reception will be better with President Barack Obama still in power until January 20, then their decision is perfectly rational.

    Castaneda recounts how during the Surge of 2014, the Obama Administration pressured Mexico:

    When the first wave of unaccompanied minors came to the United States in July 2014, Mexico complied with the White House request to cooperate in stopping the flow of immigrants. The logic behind it was sound. The goal was to avoid sparking anti-immigrant hysteria in the United States precisely when immigration reform seemed set to prosper.

    By “hysteria,” Castaneda means provoking Americans who want a sane American immigration policy. (read more)

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    Trump gives himself a pat on the back for stock market high - and teases bigger boost after he reveals his tax plan: 'Longest winning streak in decades'
    • Stocks peaked on Thursday, beating out the previous all-time high that was established in May of 2015
    • Trump sent out a celebratory tweet touting his role in the financial boom
    • 'Stock market hits new high with longest winning streak in decades. Great level of confidence and optimism - even before tax plan rollout!' he said
    • Yesterday, Trump met with top retailers at the White House - said his administration was cutting regulations and would have a 'massive' tax cut
    • Tax plan expected in a few several weeks but White House has no firm deadline


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4231166/Trump-takes-credit-stock-market-teases-tax-plan.html#ixzz4YrbhLV8L
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    More Tickets Released for Huuuge Trump Melbourne, FL Rally to Meet ‘Incredibly High Demand’

    Kristinn Taylor Feb 17th, 2017 5:15 pm Leave a Comment

    More tickets have been released for the campaign style airport rally in Melbourne, Florida by President Donald Trump on Saturday. Free tickets for the rally were initially said to be ‘sold out’ but more space on the tarmac adjacent to the hangar where the rally will be held has been made available for supporters in order to meet “incredibly high demand”. The rally crowd is now planned to be larger than the massive crowd that attended then candidate Trump’s rally at the same location last September that saw thousands turned away. Saturday’s rally is being organized by the still active Trump campaign.

    Tickets for the President Trump rally can be obtained at this link.

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    Massive crowd for Trump rally extends outside hangar onto tarmac, Melbourne, FL, September 27, 2016, photo by Kristinn Taylor

    The rally is being held at the AeroMod International Hangar Orlando-Melbourne International Airport and is scheduled for 5 p.m. EST with doors opening at 3 p.m.

    Cable channel News 13 in Central Florida reported on air that organizers are planning for a larger crowd than the September rally.

    Florida Today reported an airport official stated the expansion was made to meet “incredibly high demand for tickets” to see the president.

    Officials on Thursday expanded the area at Orlando Melbourne International Airport so more can attend Saturday’s “thank you” rally for President Donald Trump.

    Earlier Thursday officials said all the passes were distributed but that changed as more and more people requested them.

    “Since the original allocation of tickets was issued and depleted, an additional section was approved to accommodate more of the incredibly high demand for tickets,” said Lori Booker, a spokeswoman for Orlando Melbourne International.

    Booker added that “Jumbotrons have been ordered to provide additional viewing outside, weather permitting. Arriving early will be the key to admission. Patience will indeed be a virtue.”

    The City of Melbourne on Friday released parking and traffic plans for the rally. The city also announced protesters were granted a permitted area right across from the main street entrance to the rally site. The protest is expected to draw several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators.

    Feb. 18 Trump Rally: Parking Plan Map pic.twitter.com/gGBTWrz2LO

    — City of Melbourne FL (@MelbourneFL) February 17, 2017



    Feb. 18 Trump Rally: Road Closures & Free Speech Zone Map pic.twitter.com/xNupJtJKHf

    — City of Melbourne FL (@MelbourneFL) February 17, 2017



    Link to Melbourne website where maps can be downloaded.

    Ticket holders are being advised to arrive early and bring disposable chairs and umbrellas for the long wait for admission. Chairs and umbrellas will not be allowed past the security checkpoint.
     
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    Epic President Trump Tweet – Perhaps The Best of The Year (so far)…
    Posted on February 17, 2017 by sundance

    Our President once again exhibits a level 10 acumen. President Trump knows how to enjoy his own weekend, yet simultaneously -almost effortlessly- send the tender media snowflakes into panicked all consuming overdrive.

    He makes it look so easy

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    The most hilarious aspect to this, is the insignificant amount of actual time it takes President Trump (less an a minute of energy) to present something that will bait the media into spending thousands of collective pearl-clutching hours in response.


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    Nothing baits the media more than just simply ridiculing the media.

    The entire construct of the modern media legacy enterprise is so structurally full of participation trophy recipients they cannot fathom their own ineptitude or irrelevance – or that no-one cares about their opinions.

    Any rebuke immediately drives the media into a deep need for positive reinforcement. Thus they quickly assemble into the safe space echo-chamber and chant incessantly about how important they are; they have to be – the axis of the planet is dependent on them.

    It is simply hilarious to watch how easily the media psychosis is triggered. There is no doubt President Trump has fully grasped how to keenly display the insufferable, simply by drawing out the inherent carried moonbattery. And they fall for it each and every time.

    The media response is predictable: ‘why isn’t he working on jobs’, ‘why isn’t he focused on the economy’ or legislation etc. As if they are constitutionally incapable of seeing it’s not an either/or proposition.

    The expended effort of Trump is literally under a minute, yet the self-important psychological outlook of the media is so all consuming, they instantly project their own disconnect that President Trump “must be” obsessed with them…. or something.

    …Hey media, when you get all done with that how about you make us a sandwich !

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    First Lady Melania Trump Kicks Off MAGA Rally With The Lords Prayer (video)…
    Posted on February 18, 2017 by sundance

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump appeared today for a supporter rally in Melbourne Florida. 9,000 supporters filled the airline hangar with thousands more outside unable to get in.

    The First Lady kicked off the People’s President remarks by reciting The Lords Prayer and delivering her pledge to the MAGA movement. WATCH:


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    Franklin Graham
    2 hours ago
    Has this ever happened in American politics before? In Melbourne, Florida, today, First Lady Melania Trump read the Lord’s Prayer before introducing her husband, President Donald J. Trump. Three cheers for her! And may God bless our country!

    “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread....

    See More


    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...s-off-maga-rally-with-the-lords-prayer-video/
     
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    uniparty and media heads exploding...........

    Jaw-Dropping, Massive “Miles Long” Crowd of Thousands For President Trump Melbourne FL Rally…

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by sundance

    …”Oh My, There are Deplorables As Far As The Eye Can See”…
    The crowd began as early as 5am this morning, and the line was building throughout the day. At approximately 1:00pm the massive line is well over 3 miles long and consists of thousands upon thousands of Trump Supporters. The event starts at 5:00pm

    HOLY CATS !! The line of people is so long, it is now actually “lapping” around (meaning completely encircling ) the entire airport property boundary. It’s insane !

    [ Twitter Search Term “Melbourne” ]

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    This is like tailgating before a football game @realDonaldTrump#FakeNewsMedia #saturdaymorning #TrumpRally #Melbourne#WomenForTrump #MAGA

    11:15 AM - 18 Feb 2017 · Melbourne, FL




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    In line in Melbourne,Fl. For Trump's rally. 3 and a half hours to go. Thousands in line.

    1:37 PM - 18 Feb 2017 · Melbourne, FL
     
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    They all look so peaceful and civilized. Almost like nobody paid them to incite violence, looting, or arson...
     
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    BEAUTIFUL! Trump Sees Supporter on TV – Spots Him in Crowd and Brings Him Up on Stage! (VIDEO)

    Jim Hoft Feb 18th, 2017 6:32 pm 91 Comments

    THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL!
    Trump supporter Gene Huber was first in line at the rally today in Melbourne, Florida.

    Early in the day the national media interviewed Gene and he praised Trump. Huber said the media was against him but the people were standing with Trump.

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    At the rally today President Trump spotted Gene in the crowd and had him come up on stage.
    This was a terrific moment!

    @realDonaldTrump brings a supporter up on stage with him, who speaks to the crowd: "Mr. President, thank you sir." pic.twitter.com/GMhb53s8uz

    — Real DJ Trump Team* (@RealDJTrumpTeam) February 18, 2017



    Gene said he felt like he was floating when Trump had him come up on stage.

    Gene Huber-Trump Supporter said he felt like he was "floating"'when Trump pulled him up on stage to speak pic.twitter.com/khAR3LrVEu

    — Michelle Meredith (@MichelleWESH) February 19, 2017



    If Hillary would have done this it would have been staged.

    CNN spoke with Gene about meeting President Trump.

    The supporter who joined Donald Trump on stage at the Melbourne rally thanks the President https://t.co/QyoebTxfJD https://t.co/9SIAGjOPC9

    — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 19, 2017



     
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    Finally – Forgotten No More…
    Posted on February 18, 2017 by sundance

    It’s Not Trump That Needs Rallies, It’s Us…. Sometimes pictures just speak for themselves. There’s a disconnect amid the proletariat class that just simply don’t understand; and unfortunately, they probably never will:

    “Forgotten No More!”
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    Exceptionally astute comment.

    “You know what the best thing about all this is? Trump supporters aren’t starstruck. They’re not there to see a celebrity or a political icon. They’re there to see one of their own, just a man who’s fighting for them.

    The deplorables enthusiasm & emotional zeal comes from the heart, it comes from the absolute excitement of hearing an actual warrior who fights for them & stands on principle, honor & integrity.


    Celebrity worship & shallow platitude ingesting is the leftists domain. The brainwashed masses eat up what their handlers feed them

    But what we see here is actual Americans concerned about their country & how ecstatic they are that a real leader with real leadership capabilities is finally looking out for their interests

    There’s no ideological global nonsense involved. It’s simply people who want jobs, safe communities & a country with a viable future

    It’s nothing more than Americans cheering for America.

    What a concept”

    ~AllIWantIsSomeTruth

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    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/18/finally/comment-page-1/#comments
     
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    Harvard-Harris Survey: 80% of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities Protecting Illegal Alien Criminals…
    Posted on February 21, 2017 by sundance

    A “non-media” Harvard-Harris poll of 2,148 registered voters, provided exclusively to The Hill (who refuse to publish the raw data – go figure), finds overwhelming support for President Trump’s immigration proposals.

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    There are multiple stunning aspects to the survey, including the D+9 poll sample that is entirely disconnected from the 2016 election results and voter registration records.

    […] 2,148 registered voters was conducted between Feb. 11 and 13. The partisan breakdown is 39 percent Democrat, 30 percent Republican, 27 percent independent. –link

    Actual 2017 national voter registration data:

    • 28% Republican
    • 25% Democrat
    • 44% Independent.
    Additionally, The survey refutes the preferred media narrative so substantively the graphics team had to work overtime to downplay the results. So let’s skip the graphics and just look at the key takeaways:

    ♦ Cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal immigration authorities:

    SUPPORT: 80% OPPOSE: 20%

    ♦ Do you favor adding thousands of additional Border Patrol agents:

    SUPPORT: 75% OPPOSE: 25%

    ♦ The U.S. is slated to accept 100,000 Syrian Refugees. Should that number be higher or lower:

    LOWER: 51% HIGHER: 15% SAME: 34%

    ♦ Do you support President Trump executive order temporarily suspended the United States’ refugee program for 120 days, indefinitely suspended resettlement for Syrian refugees and imposed a 90-day travel and immigration ban from seven predominately Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia:

    SUPPORT: 60% OPPOSE 40%

    ♦ Does the federal judge’s suspension of Trump executive order makes the nation more safe, or less safe:

    LESS SAFE: 38% MORE SAFE: 26% NO IMPACT: 36%

    ♦ Does allowing refugees into the country have a positive or negative impact on the nation:

    POSITIVE IMPACT: 33% NEGATIVE IMPACT: 47%

    (Source Data)

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    Trump Meets With Top CEOs To Brainstorm "Jump-Starting" US Economy, Creating Jobs

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    by Tyler Durden
    Feb 23, 2017 8:20 AM


    Today at 10:30am, president Trump will summon some of America’s most prominent corporate executives to the White House Thursday, in a roundtable brainstorming session whose purpose is to come up with policy ideas meant to facilitate trade and taxes, boost job creation and generally jump-start the US economy.

    According to press reports, Trump will split the group of executives, among which Johnson & Johnson’s chief executive officer, Alex Gorsky, and David Farr, chairman of Emerson Electric, into four working groups to come up with recommendations on deregulation, workforce training, infrastructure, taxes, and trade. Vice President Mike Pence and White House aides will meet with the individual working groups and compile their recommendations for the president ahead of his meeting with the full group of executives.

    According to Axios, which cites a planning document, the participants - and groups - are as follows:
    • Tax and trade team: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin; top economic advisor Gary Cohn and his aides Jeremy Katz and Shahira Knight; top trade advisor Peter Navarro; Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies; Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M; Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.; Mark Fields, CEO of Ford; Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson.
    • Regulatory reform team: Budget Director Mick Mulvaney; senior policy advisors Stephen Miller and Andrew Bremberg; Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig; International Paper CEO Mark Sutton; Emerson Electric CEO David Farr; Harris Corp. CEO Bill Brown; and Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.
    • Infrastructure team: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; Gary Cohn will float into this session as well; former Bush Administration official DJ Gribbin; Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman; Corning CEO Wendell Weeks; Nucor Corp. CEO John Ferriola; US Steel CEO Mario Longhi; Veresen Inc. CEO Don Althoff; Archer Daniels Midland CEO Juan Luciano.
    • Workforce of the future: Ivanka Trump; nominee for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross; Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon; Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris; United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes; LiveOps CEO Keith Leimbach; Altec CEO Lee Styslinger; General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic; assistant to the President, Reed Cordish; Dana CEO James Kamsickas.
    The genesis of the idea comes from Jared Kushner, who originated the concept of working sessions. A key part of Kushner's job has been outreach to the private sector. He thinks government needs to find innovative ways to work closer with the private sector, Axios adds. Ivanka Trump will also participate in today's session.

    Trump has used previous meetings with companies to encourage corporate leaders to build their products in the U.S., offering tax breaks and lower regulation to bring down costs -- and warning that he wants to raise tariffs on products produced overseas. The heads of labor organizations, automotive firms, national retail chains, drug companies, and airlines are all among the groups who have met with Trump in the West Wing in recent weeks.

    "As a successful businessman himself, the president knows that if we’re going to get the country back to work, we need to hear directly from job creators what is holding them back and, where appropriate, take steps to remove the barriers," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday. "As you can tell by the structure of the meeting, the president is expecting these interactions to lead to real action being taken by the administration," he added.

    It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump would address his plans to overhaul the tax code, which he has said he will deliver within weeks, or a border-adjustment tax proposal under consideration by House Republicans, which would shift the tax burden from exporters to importers. As Bloomberg adds, republican leaders in the House, including Speaker Paul Ryan, argue a border-adjustment tax would benefit American manufacturing while providing revenue to make up for losses from reducing corporate tax rates. Several manufacturers, including Dow Chemical, are actively lobbying for the plan, which Trump has called "too complicated." Opponents, including net importers like Walmart, oppose it and warn it will raise taxes on American consumers.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-...nstorm-jump-starting-us-economy-creating-jobs
     
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    Meanwhile back in reality;

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised Mexican officials Thursday that there will be “no mass deportations” under the Trump administration, as Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempt to repair the strained relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

    “This is something I would really like you all to pay attention to because it is frequently misrepresented or misreported" in the media, Kelly said Thursday at a joint news conference in Mexico City with Tillerson and Mexican officials. “Let me be very, very clear: There will be no — repeat, no — mass deportations
     
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    ^^^

    He also said

    I expect half of you in the room to report this right

    Man is as funny as Trump in his "love" for the press
     
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    President Trump speaks at CPAC

    I hope he kicks these do nothing RINO lying sacks of uniparty shit right in the pussy.



     
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    President Trump Begins Dismantling The Regulatory and Administrative State…
    Posted on February 24, 2017 by sundance

    Upon leaving CPAC, today President Trump took another step to dismantle the choking network of regulations that strangles economic growth, impedes business and weakens the overall economy. Today builds upon the LARGER BACKSTORY.

    The details pertain to dismantling ridiculous regulations, but the larger picture is President Trump removing the regulatory and compliance systems the U.S. CoC have used as a special interest leveraging tool to control the legislative influences upon our economy.

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    President Trump is, importantly, working to remove the larger legislative business lobbying community – and structurally reform the direction of business interests to traditional pro-growth, pro-worker, America First principles.

    Allow me to attempt clarity – What we are continuing to witness, including today with this Executive Order, is Trump building out his economic coalition to be stronger and larger than the economic coalition represented by Paul Ryan, the GOPe, Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Much more on that aspect will follow…)




    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much for being here. We have tremendous people standing behind me, and the biggest in the world in terms of manufacturing and business.


    Some of the people involved are Ken Fisher and Ken Frazier, Chairman and President, CEO of Merck. Alex Gorsky, Chairman, CEO of Johnson and Johnson. Marillyn Hewson — and she has been very tough to deal with but that’s okay — (laughter) — she’s a very tough negotiator, President of Lockheed Martin. Gregory Hayes, Chairman and CEO, United Technology. Andrew Liveris, my friend Andrew, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company. Mario Longhi, the President, CEO, United States Steel Corporation. Juan Luciano, Chairman, President, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Denise Morrison, President of Campbell’s Soup Company. Lee Styslinger III, Chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc. Mark Sutton, Chairman, CEO of International Paper. And Inge Thulin, Chairman, President of 3M Company.

    And we have made tremendous progress with these great business leaders — amazing progress. They’re getting together in groups and they’re coming up with suggestions about their companies and how to bring jobs back to the United States. And I think it will be a fantastic day for the country.

    And we met yesterday, and — I met with these folks and some more. Excessive regulation is killing jobs, driving companies out of our country like never before. Although, I must say, I think we’ve stopped it to a large part, Marillyn, right?

    MS. HEWSON: Right.

    THE PRESIDENT: Reducing wages and raising prices. I’ve listened to American companies and American workers. I’ve been listening to them for a long time. I’ve been listening to them complain for a long time. But today, this executive order directs each agency to establish a regulatory reform task force, which will ensure that every agency has a team of dedicated — and a real team of dedicated people to research all regulations that are unnecessary, burdensome and harmful to the economy, and therefore harmful to the creation of jobs and business.

    Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations. The regulatory burden is for the people behind me and for the great companies of this country, and for small companies — an impossible situation, we’re going to solve it very quickly. They will also have to really report every once in a while to us so we can report on the progress, and so we can come up with some even better solutions.

    This executive order is one of many ways we’re going to get real results when it comes to removing job-killing regulations and unleashing economic opportunity. We’ve already issued an order which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. So that in itself is going to be tremendous, but what we’re doing is much more than even that.

    Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers? If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly. We will stop punishing companies for doing business in the United States. It’s going to be absolutely just the opposite. They’re going to be incentivized for doing business in the United States.

    We’re working very hard to roll back the regulatory burdens so that coal miners, factory workers, small-business owners, and so many others can grow their businesses and thrive. We cannot allow government to be an obstacle to government opportunity. We are going to bring back jobs and create more opportunities to prosper, maybe more than ever before in our country. We’ve made tremendous strides over the last short period of time. This is — I guess we’re four weeks into it. I think for four weeks I’ve done a good job, wouldn’t you say? (Laughter.)

    But again, I want to thank these great business leaders. Some of them are with us and the White House, and they’ve had tremendous success — Reed and Jared and so many others — in business. And they’re helping us sort out what’s going on, because really, for many years, even beyond — long beyond Obama, President Obama — I will say that it’s been disastrous for business. This is going to be a place for business to do well and to thrive.

    And so with the signing of this executive order, I would like to just congratulate everybody behind me. And, Andrew, I’d like to thank you for initially getting the group together.

    MR. LIVERIS: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. President.

    THE PRESIDENT: Really a fantastic job you’ve done.

    MR. LIVERIS: Thank you.

    (The executive order is signed.)

    THE PRESIDENT: Should I give this pen to Andrew? Dow Chemical. (Laughter.) I think maybe, right? (Applause.)

    MR LIVERIS: Thank you.

    THE PRESIDENT: That means a lot of jobs. Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much.

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