Donald Trump

Trump Makes Surprise Visit To Troops In Afghanistan

The New York Times reports: President Trump paid an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, and said that he had restarted peace negotiations with the Taliban less than three months after he scuttled talks with the group. “The Taliban wants to make a deal, and we’re meeting with them,” Mr. Trump said here during a meeting …

Read More »

Trump Organization’s Loan Banker Dead By Suicide

Law & Crime reports: Thomas Bowers, identified as a former Deutsche Bank executive who signed off on controversial loans to President Donald Trump, died last week after apparently taking his own life at 55. According to Forensic News‘ Scott Stedman, “One source who has direct knowledge of the FBI’s investigation into Deutsche Bank said that federal investigators have asked about …

Read More »

Trump Moves To Cut US Contribution To NATO Budget

CNN reports: The Trump administration has moved to substantially cut its contribution to NATO’s collective budget according to several US and NATO officials, a symbolic move that comes as many continue to question President Donald Trump’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance as he prepares to attend a summit to mark its 70th anniversary in London next week. Previously the US …

Read More »

Trump Tweets Photo Of Himself As Rocky Balboa

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday tweeted out a photoshopped image that depicted his face superimposed onto an image of the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. The president tweeted out the image — which originally served as an advertisement for the film “Rocky III” from 1982 — about an hour after he arrived at Trump International Golf Club in West …

Read More »

Trump’s China Tariffs Erase Profits At Dollar Stores

Bloomberg reports: Dollar Tree Inc. shares fell the most intraday since 2012 after the budget retailer trimmed its outlook on 2019 profit, saying tariffs on Chinese imports are driving up costs. Dollar Tree’s decline has erased much of its year-to-date gain. Dollar Tree’s downward revision shows the risk that the ongoing U.S.-China trade war poses for retailers — especially value-based …

Read More »

Trump Slurs Praise For The “Sock Rocket” [VIDEO]

The Inquistr reports: Donald Trump stopped in Sunrise, Florida, to hold a campaign rally before heading about one hour north to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Thanksgiving holiday. But the campaign rally proved to be a strange one, as video captured Trump slurring the words “stock market,” and later claiming that in the 2016 election he somehow defeated “Barack Hussein …

Read More »

Wikipedia Founder: Twitter Should Ban Donald Trump

Politico reports: Donald Trump should have been banned from Twitter “a long time ago,” said Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Speaking at a media conference in Amsterdam, Wales said the U.S. president and other high-profile users such as entrepreneur Elon Musk were able to get away with statements on the social media platform which others would not. “A lot …

Read More »

“Patriot” Group Pressures Trump For More Pardons

Newsweek reports: “I think what we’re seeing now is the tip of the iceberg, and United American Patriots is supporting those warriors who have been improperly accused of war crimes and unjustly convicted,” said retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel David “Bull” Gurfein, the chairman and CEO of United American Patriots, in a phone call with Newsweek. The non-profit charity which funds …

Read More »

Trump Doesn’t Understand How Time Works: Why Didn’t We Celebrate This Centennial A Long Time Ago?

Mother Jones reports: Does Donald Trump know what defines a centennial? The question arose on Monday during a White House event commemorating the passage of a bill honoring the women’s suffrage movement. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which directs the Treasury Department to mint up to 400,000 $1 silver coins celebrating the 19th Amendment, passed with unanimous consent …

Read More »

House Judiciary Committee Invites Trump And Counsel To Attend Its First Impeachment Hearing On Dec. 4th

Reuters reports: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Dec. 4, with legal experts as witnesses, a Democratic aide said. The aide declined comment on whether the Judiciary Committee expected it would have a report on the Intelligence Committee-led investigation into the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine …

Read More »

Bloomberg: I’ve Got The Money To Get Things Done

The New York Times reports: The most consistent theme of the day, from the moment Mr. Bloomberg entered the casual D’Egg Diner, painted in subdued orange and off-white, was the financial firepower he has brought to the Democratic Party and some of its favorite causes. In his remarks to the news media, Mr. Bloomberg invoked his record as mayor and …

Read More »

New CNN Poll: Impeachment Support Holding Steady

CNN reports: After five days of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, public opinion over whether the President ought to be impeached and removed from office remains exactly the same as it was in October, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Half of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, …

Read More »

Ousted Navy Sec Blasts Trump On Military Discipline

CBS News reports: Richard Spencer, the former secretary of the Navy, said he was fired before he could resign over the president’s decision to intervene in an internal review of a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with the corpse, and downplayed a supposed backchannel offer to the White House that served as the justification for his ouster. “I never threatened …

Read More »

Trump Wants To Campaign With His War Criminals

The Daily Beast reports: If Donald Trump gets his wish, he’ll soon take the three convicted or accused war criminals he spared from consequence on the road as special guests in his re-election campaign, according to two sources who have heard Trump discuss their potential roles for the 2020 effort. Despite military and international backlash to Trump’s Nov. 15 clemency—fallout …

Read More »

Dems Consider Multiple Articles Of Impeachment

CNN reports: House Democrats are increasingly focusing on multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal — as some lawmakers push to go even further and include what many in the party see as clear criminality detailed in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. In private, Democrats are debating how broadly to draft the articles of …

Read More »

Trump Defends His Pardons For War Criminals: These Are Tough People And We’ll “Protect Our Warfighters”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday defended his intervention in cases involving U.S. service members accused of war crimes, telling reporters he needed to “protect our warfighters.” “A lot of warfighters and people in the military have thanked us very much. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. “They wanted …

Read More »

Defense Sec: Trump Gave Direct Order On SEAL Case

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that President Donald Trump gave him a direct order to allow a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to retire without losing his SEAL status. Esper told reporters at the Pentagon that Trump’s verbal order was the reason Esper announced Sunday that Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher would be allowed …

Read More »

Pentagon Says Case Of War Criminal SEAL Is Closed

ABC News reports: The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday over his handling of the …

Read More »

Schiff Rips John Bolton For Refusing To Testify [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that his panel will press ahead with its impeachment report even though key witnesses have not testified, in the latest signal that Democrats are moving swiftly in their probe of President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” …

Read More »

REPORT: Trump Backs Down In Navy SEAL Battle

Axios reports: The Navy has been informed that the White House will not intervene to halt the SEALs from removing Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher from their unit, AP reports. The backstory: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and the Navy SEALs’ leading admiral Collin Green have threatened to resign or be fired if President Trump stops plans to expel …

Read More »