Tag Archives: Donald Trump

BOMBSHELL: Former FBI Acting Director Says DOJ Held Meetings On Removing Trump Via 25th Amendment

CBS News reports: Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau’s acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. In his first television interview since his own firing, McCabe tells 60 Minutes‘ Scott Pelley he wanted those inquiries to …

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Trump Demands “Money Back Now” For CA Bullet Train

NBC News reports: President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state’s scaled-back bullet train project. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money …

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Trump Calls Fox Hosts To Sell Them On Border Deal

The New York Times reports: As he inched closer to reluctantly accepting a bipartisan spending compromise without the money he demanded for his border wall, Mr. Trump offered no acknowledgment on Wednesday that his pressure tactics had failed even as aides sought to minimize the damage by tamping down criticism on the right. One call was made to Lou Dobbs, …

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Trump Tells Law Enforcement Group: My Border Wall Will Be Harder To Climb Than Mount Everest [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says the wall he envisions in some places along the southern border would be harder to scale than Mount Everest. Even by Trump standards of exaggeration, that’s a huge leap. The estimated height for some proposed barriers runs as high as 30 feet. Mount Everest stands nearly 30,000 feet high. Trump made the …

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Graham: Trump “Inclined” To Declare Wall Emergency

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Trump is “very inclined” to declare a national emergency to obtain the necessary funds to build a border wall. “It’s definitely on the table, I’ll let him tell you whether or not he’s going to do it, but he’s very inclined to go that route,” Graham, a staunch ally …

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Trump Confidante In Dubai: Whatever Happened To Khashoggi, Atrocities In America Are Equal Or Worse

The Week reports: Tom Barrack, a billionaire financier who GOP operative Roger Stone once called President Trump’s “best friend”, defended Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Tuesday while speaking in Dubai on Tuesday. When CNN’s Becky Anderson asked Barrack about the effect the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has had on Saudi Arabia’s global reputation, Barrack first …

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Trump Installs Room-Sized Golf Simulator Game At WH

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has installed a room-sized “golf simulator” game at the White House, which allows him to play virtual rounds at courses all over the world by hitting a ball into a large video screen, according to two people told about the system. Trump’s system cost about $50,000, and was put in during the last few …

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Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Hits Back At Trump: You Have Trafficked In Hate Against People For Your Whole Life

Roll Call reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., knocked the president in a tweet Wednesday, highlighting his record of racial and religious discrimination and bucking his calls for her to resign. “You have trafficked in hate your whole life — against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more,” Omar tweeted. “I learned from people impacted by my words. When will …

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House Democrats Plan Vast New Trump/Russia Probe

Axios reports: Mueller is just the beginning. House Democrats plan a vast probe of President Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020. The aggressive plans were outlined yesterday by a Democratic member of Congress at a roundtable for Washington reporters. The …

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REPORT: Trump Intends To Sign Border Security Deal

CNN reports: President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources who have spoke directly with the President. Trump said Tuesday that he was “not happy” with the tentative deal reached by congressional negotiators late Monday night that falls far short of his original demands. Congress faces a deadline …

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White House: President Trump Condemns All Acts Of Violence, “Including Against Members Of The Press”

“President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people — including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner.” – Sarah Sanders. The Daily Beast reports: The El Paso District Attorney’s office will not press charges against the belligerent Trump supporter who apparently shoved …

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Extremist Militia Members In Front Row At Trump Rally

Media Matters reports: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and members of his far-right armed militia were spotted in the front row at President Donald Trump’s February 11 rally in El Paso, TX. Rhodes has advocated for training armed militias to do Trump’s bidding, embraced white supremacist conspiracy theories, endorsed using “lethal force” against left-wing protesters, and called on armed Oath …

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US Nuclear Power Developers Lobby To Build Worldwide

Bloomberg reports: Nuclear power developers are scheduled to meet with Donald Trump on Tuesday as they seek to build more atomic power plants worldwide, according to people familiar with the planned discussion. The White House meeting is set to include representatives from a range of nuclear developers, including NuScale Power LLC, TerraPower LLC, Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC and General Electric …

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Ann Coulter Rages: Trump’s Wall Is A “Yellow New Deal”

Newsweek reports: Conservative political commentator and author Ann Coulter on Tuesday afternoon slammed President Donald Trump over the possibility of him accepting less than he demanded in border wall funds. A bipartisan agreement reached by congressional leaders on Monday night was, Coulter said, Trump’s “Yellow New Deal.” Coulter did not elaborate in her tweet on what she meant by “Yellow …

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Bad Lip Reading Trump’s SOTU 2019 Address [VIDEO]

The Thrillist reports: If you follow the series, you may have been waiting for this to arrive. Bad Lip Reading’s newest video is a send-up of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. Lovers of chaos and non-sequiturs may have been disappointed that the President stayed mostly on-script during the speech. (Even if the script wasn’t enjoyed …

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Trump Not “Happy” With Tentative Shutdown Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump on Tuesday knocked a bipartisan deal to avert a government shutdown while providing some funding for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting. He did not say whether he would sign or veto the proposal but added he …

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Hillary Mocks Trump For Stealing Her Campaign Slogan

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused the GOP and President Trump of copying her 2016 campaign slogan on Tuesday. Clinton quoted a Monday night post from the GOP’s official Twitter account that featured the words “we’re only getting stronger together” with Trump superimposed on the image. Trump said the line during his rally Monday night in …

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Butterfly Sanctuary Seeks Restraining Order On Wall

The Texas Observer reports: Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property as a pass-through to build elsewhere. The motion alleges that federal agents and contractors have been driving without permission through the Rio Grande Valley refuge’s …

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John Oliver: Don’t Expect Trump To Lose In 2020

Newsweek reports: British comedian John Oliver thinks President Donald Trump could be in for a second term, calling those who think America is halfway through his presidency optimistic. The comedian made the comments on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “We just passed the midterm point in Trump’s hopefully first and only term.” Colbert told Oliver. …

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Deal To Avert Another Shutdown Reached “In Principle”

The New York Times reports: House and Senate negotiators on Monday night agreed in principle to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border, part of a broader agreement that would stave off another partial government shutdown without funding President Trump’s wall. The agreement would allow for 55 miles of new bollard fencing, with some …

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