Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Had To Use “Props And Flattery” To Talk Trump Out Of Government Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate ...

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Meet The Trump Rally’s “Plaid Shirt Guy” [VIDEO]

The Billings Gazette reports: Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty learned Thursday morning during first period that he had been selected for VIP treatment at President Donald J. Trump’s rally at MetraPark. Not long after Trump took the podium Thursday night at MetraPark, social media cued into Linfesty’s puzzled facial expressions, visible just over Trump’s right shoulder. Early on ...

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REPORT: Manafort Weighs Plea Deal In Second Trial

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers have talked to U.S. prosecutors about a possible guilty plea to avert a second criminal trial set to begin in Washington this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. By pleading guilty, Manafort could avoid the risk of a longer prison term if he’s convicted at a second trial, as well as the ...

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Trump: I Fell Asleep During Obama’s Speech

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said he “fell asleep” watching Barack Obama tear into him during a rare public speech that framed Trump as a threat to democracy. “I’m sorry I watched it, but I fell asleep,” Trump said, during his own speech in North Dakota. Trump added that he was not amused by Obama‘s taking credit for ...

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Trump Mocks Light Sentence For George Papadopoulos

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday mocked the two-week prison sentence given to former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian operatives before the 2016 election, despite declaring hours earlier: “I don’t know him.” Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to 14 days in jail, is the first Trump adviser to ...

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Nikki Haley To Anonymous Op-Ed Writer: There’s No Shame In Resigning If You Oppose Trump So Much

Nikki Haley writes for the Washington Post: I, too, am a senior Trump administration official. I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country. But I don’t agree with the president on everything. When there is disagreement, there is a right way and a wrong way to ...

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Trump Calls On DOJ To Investigate Op-Ed Author

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump called today for the Justice Department to investigate the author of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that suggested that members of the administration were working against the president. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump called on the DOJ to investigate the matter, citing national security concerns. “I think so, ...

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Obama: Trump Is Capitalizing On Resentment [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama said President Donald Trump is “capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years” and questioned “What happened to the Republican Party?” a preview of Obama’s message for the fall’s midterms and his most pointed rebuke to date of his successor in the White House. Obama stepped back into the political fray Friday, ...

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MONTANA: Rally Attendee Removed After Making Mocking Faces From Behind Glorious Leader [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: At Donald Trump‘s rally in Billings, Montana, one audience member placed just behind the president was not buying it. Twitter users noticed that the rallygoer — known only as the man with the plaid shirt — kept responding to some of the more Trumpian claims made by the president at his rally with expressions of shock, doubt and ...

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Omarosa Backs Op-Ed Author That There’s A “Silent Army” In The White House Working To Thwart Trump

The Rising reports: Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Friday that a recent New York Times op-ed penned by an anonymous senior administration official was correct in saying that there is a silent army in the White House working against President Trump. “It’s true there is a silent army,” Manigault Newman told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck ...

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Trump: Woodward’s Book Is A Scam, I Don’t Talk Like That, If I Did I Wouldn’t Have Been Elected President

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is calling a new book about his administration by longtime journalist Bob Woodward “a scam.” In a Friday morning tweet, Trump is objecting to The Washington Post writer’s narrative of Trump’s turbulent 18 months in office. The book spotlights Trump advisers’ fears about the impulsive leader, and features quotes of Trump using profanity ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Day Four

The Washington Post reports: More than 12 hours after the questioning began Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) adjourned the confirmation hearing for the day. Grassley closed the session by praising Kavanaugh for his “compelling and credible” answers, highlighted his history on the bench and said that “unquestionably, you’re qualified to serve on the Supreme Court ...

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Rand Paul: Trump Should Use Polygraphs On His Staffers To Root Out Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Author

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today that President Trump should use lie-detector tests to find out which senior administration official authored an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times this week blasting the president. “We use the lie-detector test routinely for CIA agents and FBI agents,” he argued. “If you have a security clearance in the White ...

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Trump: One Day My Campaign Rally Speeches Will Be Ranked With Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

“You know when Abraham Lincoln made that Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed? And he was excoriated by the fake news. They had fake news then. They said it was a terrible, terrible speech. Fifty years after his death they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America, I have a ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For Invoking The 25th

CNN reports: “If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren today told CNN. “The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials ...

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FOIA Docs Reveal Trump Ordered Inauguration Photos Cropped To Make Crowds Appear To Be Larger

The Guardian reports: A government photographer edited official pictures of Donald Trump’s inauguration to make the crowd appear bigger following a personal intervention from the president, according to newly released documents. The photographer cropped out empty space “where the crowd ended” for a new set of pictures requested by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, after he was ...

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Barclays: Impeachment Wouldn’t Crash Markets

The Hill reports: President Trump’s removal from office, either by impeachment or electoral means, would not endanger America’s economy or trend of economic growth, financial analysts at Barclays said Thursday. In a post on LinkedIn published Wednesday, the firm’s head of investment strategy in London wrote that economic growth has “little” to do with actions taken by or affecting the ...

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“Coffee Boy” Papadopoulos: I’m Ready For Prison

Law & Crime reports: George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, says he is “ready” if a federal judge sentences him to prison this Friday for lying to the FBI about his contacts with alleged Russian intelligence agents. “I am ready to face it,” he said in an interview with Law&Crime, “looking forward to moving past this chapter ...

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White House Posts Phone Number Of NYT, Urges Cultists To Demand Identity Of “Gutless Loser” Op-Ed Writer

Raw Story reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday encouraged her Twitter followers to call the opinion desk of the New York Times to ask them to identify the “gutless coward” who wrote a scathing editorial about President Donald Trump. She actually gave the Trump cultists the phone number at the Times. This will not end well. ...

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Trump Renews Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall, McConnell Says No Bill Until After Midterms [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump reiterated that threat late on Wednesday. Responding to a reporter’s question about a possible shutdown, he said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We ...

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