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Trump brushes off laughing UN audience,
doubles down on ‘America First’

President Trump was met with awkward laughter from a U.N. General Assembly audience on Tuesday while boasting of successes under his administration, but brushed off the response as he doubled down on an “America First” agenda at the globalist body.
Trump prompted laughter and gasps from the audience when he claimed that “in less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”  “I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” he chuckled in response.
But as Trump stood in the symbolic heart of global governance, he espoused an unashamedly nationalist doctrine that underscored his administration’s tensions with the U.N.
“We will never surrender American sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans,” he said. “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”  He later added that “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control and domination.”
He echoed a similar theme from his 2017 address, when he called on all countries to put their own interests first: “The United States will not tell you how to live, work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”  Trump not only hailed U.S. economic achievements under his leadership, but also achievements on the international stage. He cited developments with North Korea and victories over the Islamic State, and called on the international community to join the U.S. in cracking down on Iran and Syria.
But Trump also warned that he would act only in the interests of the U.S., particularly when it came to funding.“We are only going to give foreign aid to countries who respect us, and frankly, are our friends,” he told the audience, which consisted of a number of world leaders of countries that receive U.S. aid.



On 9/11, Trump Boldly Placed Blame Exactly
Where It Belongs, Scorches Islamism

One of the many things about former President Barack Obama that caused great consternation among many Americans was his apparent inability to utter the words “radical,” “Islamist” and “terrorist” all in the same sentence, much less strung together as an apt descriptive term for violent jihadists waging war against the West.  Whether Obama’s refusal to say that particular phrase — and Lord knows he had ample opportunities to do so throughout his tenure in office — was due to an affinity for the Muslim faith or because he was beholden to the orthodoxy of liberal political correctness may never truly be known.
But while that accurate description of Islamic jihadists rarely, if ever, crossed Obama’s lips, President Donald Trump has no such qualms about using the term, especially when speaking about the atrocities committed by “radical Islamist terrorists.”  According to Breitbart, Trump used the phrase to describe the 19 hijackers who commandeered commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and an open field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001.
In a presidential proclamation designating Tuesday as “Patriot Day 2018,” Trump honored those who were killed and those exhibited incredible bravery and sacrifice on behalf of others on that horrible day in 2001. He also made sure to point out exactly who was responsible for that terrible tragedy.  “On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom,” Trump wrote.
“We come together, today, to recall this timeless truth: When America is united, no force on Earth can break us apart. Our values endure; our people thrive; our Nation prevails; and the memory of our loved ones never fades,” he continued   “Although that fateful Tuesday 17 years ago began like any other, it erupted into horror and anguish when radical Islamist terrorists carried out an unprecedented attack on our homeland,” wrote Trump, using the descriptive term that Obama so studiously avoided.
“In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the enemies of liberty took aim on America, but their evil acts could not crush our spirit, overcome our will, or loosen our commitment to freedom,” he added. Trump wrote about the “heroism” displayed by the passengers of United Flight 93 who fought back against the terrorists and forced the airliner to crash in an open field in Pennsylvania.   He also paid homage to the first responders who rushed into the burning buildings of the Twin Towers and Pentagon to help rescue the trapped and wounded, and noted all of those who risked their health in the weeks and months after the attack to dig through the toxic rubble in search of survivors and the bodies of those who had been lost.
“The noble sacrifices of these true patriots are forged into the great history of America,” Trump wrote.
Thus, in memory of those who were lost and those who have since fought back against our nation’s enemies to defend freedom and our way of life, Trump referenced a Dec. 2001 joint resolution from Congress that had designated Sept. 11 of each year hereafter as “Patriot Day” in honor of those brave individuals who sacrificed so much.   Trump ordered “all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States” to fly the American flag at half-staff on Sept. 11 in their honor, as well as observe an official moment of silence to mark the moment the attack first occurred — 8:46 a.m. Eastern time — and encouraged the governors of the various states and territories to follow his lead and call for the same.
Obama, for reasons known only to him, refrained from ever placing the onus of terrorism on the “radical Islamist terrorists” who ruthlessly commit terrorist acts, which made it that much more difficult for our nation to defend and fight back against the known but unnamed enemy.  But Trump has no problems calling the jihadists exactly what they are, and there is no disputing that “radical Islamist terrorists” will be called out and mercilessly dealt with by this president.
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Leave it to the media to resurrect the controversy between the late senator and the U.S. president as a means of bashing President Trump!

August 31, 2018

Who Really Started the Trump-McCain Feud?

By Brian C. Joondeph

With Senator John McCain’s recent passing, the Trump-McCain feud has heated up.  It’s really a manufactured kerfuffle, as one party is saying little, and the other party has departed from the living, no longer able to participate in the feud, except posthumously via the media.
Leave it to the media to resurrect the controversy between the late senator and the U.S. president as a means of bashing President Trump, whom the media detest.  It is also a distraction from the stock market breaking records left and right, a new and better trade deal with Mexico, a country that the media constantly tell us hates Trump and won’t do business with him, Bruce Ohr’s congressional testimony, and other news the media would prefer to ignore.

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Trump has been criticized over the past four days for his response to Senator McCain’s passing.  He wasn’t personal enough, they say, even though the president appropriately tweeted, “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain.  Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

Then the media fussed and pouted over how long the flag over the White House should be flown at half-mast.  The flag flew that way appropriately after McCain’s death, but the time period wasn’t enough.  CNN probably wants it at half-mast permanently until Trump is out of office, although another six and a half more years at half-mast might be a bit excessive.  The reality is that the flag was handled as it should have been, based on a 1954proclamation by then President Eisenhower.  As McCain was a U.S. senator, the proclamation instructs that flags be lowered on the day of his death and the day after.  McCain passed away on Saturday, and the White House reportedly raised the flags back right around midnight overnight as Sunday ended, which would be the minimum amount of time as outlined by Eisenhower’s proclamation.
The media think they knows better, as this tweet exemplifies.

Next is the funeral. Trump is being criticized for not attending, despite McCain’s request that he not attend.  Somehow, to MSNBC, honoring the request of the recently departed is crass.  How would they react if Trump showed up anyway, making the funeral about himself, rather than the senator, as Barack Obama might have done?   Resurrected is the feud from a few years ago.  Watch cable news, and the feud is all Trump’s fault.  McCain remains blameless in life and even after death.  Let’s take a look at how the feud started.
Reported in The New Yorker on July 16, 2015, a few days after a Trump campaign rally held in Phoenix, in McCain’s home state, McCain offered his displeasure over the rally.  “It’s very bad,” he said.  Going farther, “[t]his performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said.  “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”
This rally was held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, as reported by Politico.  The dates are important.
Trump-supporters are “crazies,” according to Senator McCain, those people willing to stand in line for hours to see and hear their favored candidate for president.  I wonder if McCain ever had such crowds at his campaign rallies in 2000 or 2008, at least before he brought Sarah Palin onto his ticket.  Insulting Trump-supporters is the same as insulting Trump, at least in Trump’s view.  As he is hardwired to do, when insulted, he hits back.
In Iowa, a week later, on July 18, 2015, Trump was interviewed and delivered his response to McCain’s calling Trump-supporters, and, by default, Trump himself, “crazy.”  Trump said, “He’s not a war hero.  He’s a war hero because he was captured.  I like people who weren’t captured.”  The feud was off and running, but who started it?  From the dates, McCain drew first blood, and Trump responded as he always does: with a right cross.
Yet to the media, this feud is totally one-sided.  McCain is the innocent party, just minding his own business, when that bully Donald Trump comes up out of nowhere and punches him in the nose.  In reality, it was Trump minding his own business, trying to run a winning campaign, something McCain found challenging, when McCain called him and his supporters “crazy.”
This was much like Hillary Clinton’s descriptor “deplorables” to characterize those who chose the current president over her.
Even Rush Limbaugh, who describes himself as right 99-plus percent of the time, got this wrong.  On his show this week, he remarked about the feud:

We’re all human, right?  Some might disagree with that, but we’re all human, in the general sense.  So you’re Senator McCain and you’re out there minding your own business, you’re in advanced years and all of a sudden this orange headed guy walks down an escalator in New York and runs for president, says what he says, and you’re McCain, and you’ve got this reputation here for probity and seriousness and respect and all that kind of stuff.  And then shortly after the orange headed guy walks down the escalator, somebody asks him about McCain, and the orange headed guy says, “I don’t have any respect for people in the military that get captured. I don’t think they’re heroes,” what do you expect McCain’s reaction to that to be?

Even El Rushbo missed the fact that McCain hit first by calling Trump-supporters “crazies” and that Trump responded in Trumpian fashion with a quick punch.
Let the media huff and puff.  This is their bright, shiny object of the week to chase around the room.  They quickly lost interest in Omarosa, Cohen, and Manafort, all shiny objects for a few days earlier this month within the media echo chamber.  Now it’s McCain as the shiny object, the same guy they called a racist when he ran for president in 2008, now revered as Mother Teresa in death.   Wouldn’t it be refreshing if the media did an honest assessment of John McCain’s life, his dealings with some bad players in the Middle East, his charitable foundation and its Clinton Foundation-like donors, and his role in the Russian collusion hoax?  Although inconvenient, we might discover the many inconvenient similarities between McCain and the Clintons.
Instead, the media will bray about the half-mast flag and funeral guest list, since their minds run only in a single gear: destroy Trump.
Brian C Joondeph, M.D., MPS, a Denver-based physician and writer.  Follow him on Facebook,  LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen applied for reimbursements, not from the Trump campaign, but from the Trump Organization for the non-disclosure legal settlements in 2016:

Report: Cohen sought reimbursement from Trump Organization not Trump campaign

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Aug. 24, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a report by the Wall Street Journal that former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen applied for reimbursements, not from the Trump campaign, but from the Trump Organization for the non-disclosure legal settlements in 2016:

“If Michael Cohen now believes he thought non-disclosure agreement payments to porn stars in 2016 were campaign contributions to ‘influence the election,’ then why did he go to Trump Organization and not the Trump campaign to be reimbursed? The fact is every American has a right under the Constitution to retain legal counsel to enter into just these sorts of legal settlements, and Congress cannot preempt those rights via legislation if it wanted to. The fact that federal prosecutors in New York would go ahead and create a crime out of nothing is just one more example of prosecutorial misconduct that has characterized this Justice Department.”


“Last year, Mr. Weisselberg arranged for the Trump Organization to reimburse Mr. Cohen, who had in October 2016 made a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford, a former adult-film actress who claimed she had sex with Mr. Trump a decade earlier, in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair. A person familiar with Mr. Weisselberg’s thinking said he didn’t know that money was intended to pay Ms. Clifford, who goes professionally by Stormy Daniels, when he agreed in January 2017 to a $35,000 monthly retainer for Mr. Cohen. That month, according to charging documents filed Tuesday, Mr. Cohen gave executives at the Trump Organization a copy of the bank statement from his bank account for Essential Consultants LLC, the company he used to pay Ms. Clifford the previous fall. The statement reflected Mr. Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Ms. Clifford, as well as an additional $50,000 that Mr. Cohen added in handwriting was for ‘tech services.’ Executives at the Trump Organization ‘ ‘grossed up’ for tax purposes’ Mr. Cohen’s requested reimbursement, doubling it to $360,000, and added a $60,000 bonus, the document said. The next month, one executive at the company asked another executive to pay Mr. Cohen’s monthly retainer ‘from the trust’ and to ‘post to legal expenses.’” Wall Street Journal, Aug. 24, 2018 at

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Aug. 27, 2018

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Rudy Giuliani is right, truth isn’t truth when it comes to the special counsel targeting Hillary Clinton’s enemies list
Rudy Giuliani is right. Truth isn’t truth. If the entire investigation was supposed to be into Russian interference in the election by hacking the DNC and Podesta and Trump campaign efforts to help, and the Justice Department does not even think any Americans were involved, why is this witch hunt still going on? Why are we still going after Hillary Clinton’s political enemies?
Report: China’s long-term strategy against the United States 
It is clear China’s actions have one goal and one goal only, to become the center of the world again. If it has to dominate the United Nations, it will do so. If it has to flood markets with cheap goods, at a loss, to hurt competing economies, it will do so. “Free trade” with China has not made it more democratic, if anything it has made it more authoritarian while giving it more international power.
U.S. Treasury and CFPB should investigate payment blocking by credit card processors to conservative groups  
Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning: “Reports that Visa and Mastercard may have engaged in a political blacklisting effort against Freedom Center and Jihad Watch are disturbing given recent actions by other financial services entities to choke off credit and basic banking services to conservative groups and businesses.”
Cohen sought reimbursement from Trump Organization not Trump campaign
Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning: “If Michael Cohen now believes he thought non-disclosure agreement payments to porn stars in 2016 were campaign contributions to ‘influence the election,’ then why did he go to Trump Organization and not the Trump campaign to be reimbursed?” Michael Hayden Warns Impeachment Would Be Viewed as ‘Soft Coup’
Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), warned Thursday that impeaching President Donald Trump would have unintended consequences and could further delegitimize the intelligence community, saying, “If President Trump is somehow forced to leave office before the end of his first term, one-third of America will believe it was a soft coup conducted by people, well frankly like everybody here at the table would be their view. I think the only way we move beyond this in any way that’s healthy for our democracy is we vote.”

False accusers, fair weather friends, schemers and users By Charles Wills

Charles Wills imageBy  —— Bio and ArchivesAugust 24, 2018

False accusers, fair weather friends, schemers and users

I wasn’t surprised to learn that Michael Cohen, who said he would “take a bullet” for Trump, snuggled up in Mueller’s lap, and it was no surprise that Omarosa, a supposed friend and supporter, tried to capitalize on her association with the President. When you’re well off, like Donald Trump, you have literally dozens of friends and supporters. However, when the chips are down, and you need friends, it’s usually hard to find one. If you have a friend who will stand by you no matter what, you are blessed because the world is full of fair weather friends, schemers and users.
The fair weather friends vanish when an accuser makes a false accusation against you, but the schemers will spread the accusation, and narcissist users will try to benefit from it. Unfortunately, the President is surrounded by false accusers, fair weather friends, schemers and users. The fake news media, the enemy of the people, facilitate the accusers and the users by promoting their false allegations. They create a false narrative and then use it to smear the President and harass his cabinet. The welfare of the President and the country is of no concern to the media personalities that dominate fake news. They are in it for the money.

Moreover, the fake media keeps people polarized, confused, distracted and fighting with each other. They know it’s easier to hide the truth or put something over on people when they are too busy fighting with each other to notice. The fake news media promotes wars, racial strife, political division, gender division as well as cultural and social division. We can’t believe anything the media’s talking heads say because they are just highly paid actors who sold what little integrity they may have had for the spot light and the root of all evil, money.

However, money isn’t the primary purpose of the fake news media. Their primary purpose is power; power to influence people and power over the political process. They want to control the narrative, influence thought and retain control over the population. And, as we have seen, they squeal like pigs and lash out whenever their power is threatened. They see the President as a threat to their power, and they have been lashing out against the President and his supporters relentlessly. They use opportunists like Stormy Daniels, a porn star, and Omarosa, a fair weather friend, to impugn and smear the President.

Furthermore, the media has also been demonizing Russia and using a Hillary concocted lie to tie the President to Russia. They bombard us daily with allegations of Russian collusion, Russian meddling, Russian lies, Russian propaganda, and Russian interference, without any proof whatsoever. As Russian President Putin said, he didn’t care who won the presidency because he knew that no matter what American politicians promise during their campaigns, they forget their promises once in office.
Since Putin knows from experience how corrupt the political process was in socialist Russia, he certainly knows how to recognize political corruption in other countries. What Putin failed to mention is that the fake news media, like Pravda, is part of the socialist deep state, and their job is to keep the population under the deep state’s control with false and misleading propaganda. There’s no proof that President Trump colluded with Russia, and no proof he attempted to obstruct justice by firing Mueller’s buddy, the Benedict Arnold known as James Comey.

Finally, nobody has ever produced any evidence to support any of their allegations and so far, they have failed to manufacture any evidence. However, they are still working on it with the help of deep state accusers that go after the President’s fair weather friends, hoping they will make up something that can be used against the President. The deep state accusers then report back to the fake news schemers, who promote the deep state accuser’s and the user’s phony allegations. The assault on the President and this country is a family affair for all the socialists who lack any sense of decency or honesty.


Trump’s Sessions Strategy

Thomas Gallatin

“I put in an attorney general who never took control of the Justice Department. Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department,” President Donald Trump said during a Fox News interview aired on Thursday. During that interview, Trump also pointedly stated, “Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done or he should have told me. Even my enemies say that ‘Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself and then you wouldn’t have put him in.'”
This has been a long-running complaint repeatedly expressed by Trump ever since Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian election meddling. But on Thursday, Sessions pushed back: “I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda — one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.” He then added, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”
This latest flap raises an obvious question: If Trump is so disappointed with Sessions, why has he not fired him? Well, some Republicans think it’s coming. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) opined, “The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in … and I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice.” He added, “Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) warned Trump against firing Sessions, while at the same time rebuking his fellow senators who suggest otherwise. Sasse asserted, “It would be a very, very, very bad idea to fire the attorney general because he’s not executing his job as a political hack.”
These two Republican responses may lend some insight into Trump’s strategy of perceived chaos. For better or worse, Trump embraces the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity. He always acts to keep himself front and center in an effort to get his message out as broadly as possible. Here he’s using Sessions as a foil in order to reinforce his message that there is a deep state seeking to undermine the will of the American people by engaging in a witch hunt into the nonexistent Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy. It’s no secret that much of the Washington establishment has never accepted his election and has been working to see him removed from office.
But the other angle may be that Trump is giving his critics within the Republican Party someone to rally behind. This allows these Never-Trumpers to feel comfortable voting Republican in the midterms, but supporting the party’s agenda rather than directly supporting Trump. In a sense it’s a win-win strategy.
Then again, there may be no four-dimensional chess strategy here. It could be that Trump is just spouting off what he thinks, irrespective of what those in the political class consider to be proper or presidential. What’s important to note is that while Trump says things that are off-the-cuff, the decisions he has made as president are anything but impulsive or reactionary. If anything, he’s effectively communicating to the American public that he is not beholden to the Washington establishment.

Reminder: Trump’s a Pretty Good President

Nate Jackson

This week was dominated by salacious news that wasn’t good for President Donald Trump. But his presidency has yielded far more good news than bad news, and it’s worth keeping that in mind in spite of the efforts of Democrats and their Leftmedia cohorts to overturn the 2016 election results.
On the economic front, Trump and the Republican Congress passed massive tax cuts for the vast majority of Americans — without a single Democrat vote. (In fact, Democrats continue to campaign against you keeping more of your money.) Trump’s record rollback of regulations is saving billions of dollars. He exited the economically costly Paris Climate Accord. Tax cuts and deregulation have jumpstarted the economy (which is bad news for Democrats) and seeded a record-long bull market. Even Trump’s tariffs and trade negotiations are a strategic gamble to use a good economy to bear the short-term cost for long-term gain.
The Supreme Court (the judiciary in general) is why many voters gave Trump their support in 2016. That’s paid off, with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and a record number of lower-court judicial picks.
With those court picks and his own administration’s efforts, Trump is rewarding evangelicals’ decision to put aside concerns about his moral character and vote for a man with the right policies. He has done substantial work to restore and support religious liberty, which is under attack like never before from the Left, as well as protect life for the unborn.
Just to check off a few other items, Trump is serious about immigration enforcement. He’s rebuilding our military. The Islamic State, which Barack Obama allowed to rise, is now in tatters thanks to Trump. He’s holding at bay U.S. adversaries like North Korea. He’s far too tough on Russia for a guy who Democrats insist owes his election to the Kremlin. He nuked Obama’s Iran deal and kept a 23-year-old American promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
We certainly exasperate Trump’s diehard fans with our criticism of his character, but we also irritate his detractors (even conservatives) with these regular reminders of how much good he’s accomplishing. That, in a nutshell, is the enigma of the Trump presidency.
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