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Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

What are your feelings on President Trump's performance

  • Strongly Approve

    Votes: 13 10.5%
  • Approve

    Votes: 15 12.1%
  • Strongly Disapprove

    Votes: 72 58.1%
  • Disapprove

    Votes: 13 10.5%
  • No Opinion

    Votes: 11 8.9%

  • Total voters
    124
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Looks like "The Mooch" is not enjoying the Trump Show lately


Along with that I saw another article on Axios that about sums up how I feel Trump feels most diplomacy is done


Who doesn't enjoy the Canadian ambassador calling the White House to confirm that the "official" correspondence is just that and not a prank as they assumed.
The incredible arrogance of a man who refuses to acknowledge that the Office he holds is greater than him, and worth changing for to better serve the nation.
 

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Big money interests win again. Drain the swamp was literal apparently.
Don't worry the swamp isn't actually going to be classified as a swamp anymore, it'll just be a low lying wet area ripe to be pumped for resources as long as you have the money at least.
 

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Big money interests win again. Drain the swamp was literal apparently.
What person actually believed Donald Trump would ever stick up for the little guy?

It's as if people just ignored four decades worth of Trump screwing over as many people as possible.

And yet his supporters are shocked! SHOCKED I SAY, that he has stiffed Ohio and other states for millions of dollars his campaign owes for various services rendered.

Are they not aware that he has driven mom and pop contractors out of business by simply refusing to pay up?

No one saw this coming indeed.
 

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Meanwhile, this guy choke-slammed a 13 year-old for not taking his hat off during the anthem. Said it was because he was following the Commander-in-Chief's orders. Fractured the kid's skull. And no, the kid didn't deserve it.

I hear Republicans say no one takes what Trump says to heart. Well, that is not so. POTUS is a kind of a bigly deal position. Moreover, people listen to Trump's bullshit when he gives them permission to do the shit they really wanted to do all along.



Montana Boy Body-Slammed for Not Removing Hat During National Anthem, Authorities Say

CNN)A man has been accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy in Montana after the boy wouldn't remove his hat during the National Anthem before a county rodeo, according to court documents.

Curt James Brockway, 39, was arrested and charged with felony assault on minor, according to an affidavit filed in district court in Mineral County Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in the town of Superior after the boy responded rudely when the man asked him to take his hat off, according to court documents.

National Anthem began, and he asked him to remove it because it was disrespectful to wear during the anthem, but the boy responded by saying "f*** you," according to the affidavit.

Brockway told police the boy was wearing a hat as the National Anthem began, and he asked him to remove it because it was disrespectful to wear during the anthem, but the boy responded by saying "f*** you," according to the affidavit.

Brockway said he then grabbed the boy by his throat, lifted him into the air, before slamming the boy into the ground, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, witnesses of the alleged incident confirmed most of Brockway's description of events, but one woman said she did not hear him ask the boy to take off his hat.

The child had blood coming from his ears, a concussion and a fractured skull, the affidavit said. He was air lifted to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington, according to the document. The child's mother, Megan Keeler, told CNN affiliate KPAX that she received a phone call shortly after dropping off her son at the fairgrounds that he was being taken to a local hospital.
"Dude come up and grabbed him by his neck, picked him up and threw him to the ground head first," Keeler told KPAX.

"There was no exchange -- nothing! He targeted (her son) and took him down," she added


What His Attorney Says
Lance Jasper, Brockway's attorney said his client has a severe traumatic brain injury and has problems with impulse control. Between that and being a disabled veteran who is "uber patriotic," Jasper said Brockway is influenced by the rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

Referring to times the President has spoken out against athletes and others that kneel or protest during the National Anthem and when he suggested possible jail time or loss of citizenship for burning the American flag, Jasper said, "Curt takes that literally and views the president as the commander in chief and when he sees it happening, he feels he needs to do something about it."


Jasper said Brockway expressed remorse the child was hurt.

"He told me 'I guess I messed up because he got hurt. But I'm a patriot,'" Jasper said. Brockway, who according to court records has one prior arrest in 2010 for felony assault with a weapon, was released Tuesday on his own recognizance, according to court documents.
He is due back in court on August 14, according to a statement from the Mineral County Sheriff's Office.

The maximum sentence for felony assault on a minor, according to a charging document, is a $50,000 fine and five years in prison.
Jasper said he intends to present his client's neuropsychological evaluation to the court and Brockway will plead not guilty.
"Curt says he was given an order from commander in chief to make sure people are patriotic," Jasper said.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/us/national-anthem-boy-assault-montana/?utm_medium=internal&utm_term=business-hp-test&utm_content=learn
 

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Meanwhile, this guy choke-slammed a 13 year-old for not taking his hat off during the anthem. Said it was because he was following the Commander-in-Chief's orders. Fractured the kid's skull. And no, the kid didn't deserve it.

I hear Republicans say no one takes what Trump says to heart. Well, that is not so. POTUS is a kind of a bigly deal position. Moreover, people listen to Trump's bullshit when he gives them permission to do the shit they really wanted to do all along.



Montana Boy Body-Slammed for Not Removing Hat During National Anthem, Authorities Say

CNN)A man has been accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy in Montana after the boy wouldn't remove his hat during the National Anthem before a county rodeo, according to court documents.

Curt James Brockway, 39, was arrested and charged with felony assault on minor, according to an affidavit filed in district court in Mineral County Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday at the Mineral County Fairgrounds in the town of Superior after the boy responded rudely when the man asked him to take his hat off, according to court documents.

National Anthem began, and he asked him to remove it because it was disrespectful to wear during the anthem, but the boy responded by saying "f*** you," according to the affidavit.

Brockway told police the boy was wearing a hat as the National Anthem began, and he asked him to remove it because it was disrespectful to wear during the anthem, but the boy responded by saying "f*** you," according to the affidavit.

Brockway said he then grabbed the boy by his throat, lifted him into the air, before slamming the boy into the ground, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, witnesses of the alleged incident confirmed most of Brockway's description of events, but one woman said she did not hear him ask the boy to take off his hat.

The child had blood coming from his ears, a concussion and a fractured skull, the affidavit said. He was air lifted to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington, according to the document. The child's mother, Megan Keeler, told CNN affiliate KPAX that she received a phone call shortly after dropping off her son at the fairgrounds that he was being taken to a local hospital.
"Dude come up and grabbed him by his neck, picked him up and threw him to the ground head first," Keeler told KPAX.

"There was no exchange -- nothing! He targeted (her son) and took him down," she added


What His Attorney Says
Lance Jasper, Brockway's attorney said his client has a severe traumatic brain injury and has problems with impulse control. Between that and being a disabled veteran who is "uber patriotic," Jasper said Brockway is influenced by the rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

Referring to times the President has spoken out against athletes and others that kneel or protest during the National Anthem and when he suggested possible jail time or loss of citizenship for burning the American flag, Jasper said, "Curt takes that literally and views the president as the commander in chief and when he sees it happening, he feels he needs to do something about it."


Jasper said Brockway expressed remorse the child was hurt.

"He told me 'I guess I messed up because he got hurt. But I'm a patriot,'" Jasper said. Brockway, who according to court records has one prior arrest in 2010 for felony assault with a weapon, was released Tuesday on his own recognizance, according to court documents.
He is due back in court on August 14, according to a statement from the Mineral County Sheriff's Office.

The maximum sentence for felony assault on a minor, according to a charging document, is a $50,000 fine and five years in prison.
Jasper said he intends to present his client's neuropsychological evaluation to the court and Brockway will plead not guilty.
"Curt says he was given an order from commander in chief to make sure people are patriotic," Jasper said.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/08/us/national-anthem-boy-assault-montana/?utm_medium=internal&utm_term=business-hp-test&utm_content=learn
Odds this guy has an arsenal of guns?
 

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“We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters on an airport tarmac around noon Tuesday. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.”
“But so far they’ve had virtually none,” the president added. “But just in case they might have an impact on people, what we’ve done is we’ve delayed it, so that they won’t be relevant to the Christmas shopping season.”
Don't worry guys these tariffs aren't going to have any effect on the consumer as everyone in the administration has said. But just in case we all totally lied about that rather then try and come to an agreement, were just going to push those taxe...eh..tariffs back so that those non existent effects don't take effect until after the holidays but again don't worry consumer totally aren't going to be effected.
 

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Don't worry guys these tariffs aren't going to have any effect on the consumer as everyone in the administration has said. But just in case we all totally lied about that rather then try and come to an agreement, were just going to push those taxe...eh..tariffs back so that those non existent effects don't take effect until after the holidays but again don't worry consumer totally aren't going to be effected.
To be fair, most of the tariffs up to his point have not been directly on consumer goods. I also think by delaying it, is could be a sign we are negotiating with China. One way or another, I bet we will start to see the tariffs be lifted towards the end of 2nd Q of 2020. This would give the economy and the stock market a huge jump going into the election for Trump.
 

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The utter hypocrisy of the GOP when it comes to charges of welfare-queens and people being lazy layabouts. Very few GOP legislators are what anyone would call self-made men. Like every other suburban tough guy, they had parents paying for college, supported them as they got they degrees and now they think they stood on their two feet. And the King of Supporting Himself, the man who inherited tens of millions, blew all his money, blew billions in tax payer dollars via pension plans and bonds that foolishly invested in any Trump venture, and then burned through more of other people's money six times.

Both of them giving tens of billions in handouts in corporate welfare and tax cuts so they can point at the deficit and take food from people. Inhuman fucks. 2020 can't come soon enough. Then they'll be on welfare and out of work.

No one wanted your WOP ancestors either, Cuccinelli.


"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge".


Trump Official Revises Statue of Liberty Poem to Defend Migrant Rule Change

A top US immigration official has revised a quote inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in defence of a new policy that denies food aid to legal migrants.

The head of Citizenship and Immigration Services tweaked the passage: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

The official added the words "who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge".

It comes as Trump officials debuted a regulation that denies aid to migrants.

Ken Cuccinelli, the Trump administration's acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced on Monday a new "public charge" requirement that limits legal migrants from seeking certain public benefits such as public housing or food aid, or are considered likely to do so in the future.

The new regulation, known as a "public charge rule", was published in the Federal Register on Monday and will take effect on 15 October. The rule change is intended to reinforce "ideals of self-sufficiency", officials said. Critics argue that it will prevent low-income US residents from seeking help.

What did the official say?
On Tuesday, Mr Cuccinelli was asked by NPR whether the 1883 poem titled The New Colossus at the Statue of Liberty on New York's Ellis Island still applied.

"Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus's words etched on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your tired, give me your poor,' are also a part of the American ethos?" asked NPR's Rachel Martin.

"They certainly are," Mr Cuccinelli responded. "Give me your tired and your poor - who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge."

"That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the same time as the first public charge [law] was passed - very interesting timing," he added.

The actual passage reads in part: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In the interview, he added that immigrants are welcome "who can stand on their own two feet, be self-sufficient, pull themselves up by their bootstraps, again, as in the American tradition".

Who will be affected by the new rule?
Immigrants who are already permanent residents in the US are unlikely to be affected by the rule change.

It also does not apply to refugees and asylum applicants. But applicants for visa extensions, green cards or US citizenship will be subject to the change.

Those who do not meet income standards or who are deemed likely to rely on benefits such as Medicaid (government-run healthcare) or housing vouchers in future may be blocked from entering the country.

Foreign-born population by legal status

Those already in the US could also have their applications rejected.

An estimated 22 million legal residents in the US are without citizenship, and many of these are likely to be affected. President Trump has made immigration a central theme of his administration. This latest move is part of his government's efforts to curb legal immigration.

What has reaction been?
The Democratic led House Homeland Security Committee condemned Mr Cuccinelli's revision in a tweet, calling the words "vile and un-American".

"It's clear the Trump Administration just wants to keep certain people out," the committee wrote, calling Mr Cuccinelli "a xenophobic, anti-immigrant fringe figure who has no business being in government".

Others pointed to his background as the attorney general of Virginia, in which he led a conservative campaign against immigration and homosexuality.

Asked about Mr Cuccinelli's remarks on Tuesday, President Trump did not directly respond to the Statue of Liberty quote, but said: "I don't think it's fair to have the American taxpayer pay for people to come into the United States."

"I'm tired of seeing our taxpayer paying for people to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare and various other things.

"So I think we're doing it right."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49323324?fbclid=IwAR2pU8KuK8pdp6H7A0aVRRj9nL01nduHIh1cOyjOo4KBjx9yoIFRcl2Zoq0
 

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