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Economy
Trump to tout US economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
will be entering something of a lion’s den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoulders with the same "globalists" that he campaigned against in winning the 2016 election.

Aides said some of Trump’s advisers had argued against him attending the World Economic Forum in order to steer clear of the event, which brings together politicians, CEOs and top bankers.

But in the end, they said, Trump, the first sitting US president to attend the forum since Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of is...
in 2000, wanted to go to call attention to growth in the US economy and the soaring stock market.

A senior administration official said Trump is expected to take a double-edged message to the forum in Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
, where he is to deliver a speech and meet some world leaders.

In his speech, Trump is expected to urge the world to invest in the United States to take advantage of his deregulatory and tax cut policies, stress his "America First" agenda and call for fairer, more reciprocal trade, the official said.

Blaming globalization
During his 2016 election campaign, Trump blamed globalization for ravaging American manufacturing jobs as companies sought to reduce labor costs by relocating to Mexico and elsewhere.

"Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache," he said on June 28, 2016, in Pennsylvania.

Trump retains the same anti-globalist beliefs but has struggled to rewrite trade deals that he sees as benefiting other countries.

Trump will be speaking two days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslems ..
and French President Emmanuel Macron take the stage in Davos.

Both ardent defenders of multilateralism and liberal democratic values, they are expected to lay out the
counter-argument to Trump’s "America First" policies. Merkel and Macron have lobbied Trump hard to keep the United States in the Gay Paree climate accord and Iran nuclear pact, only for him to distance himself from those deals.

Trump will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Davos, the White House said.

There is acute concern in European capitals that 2018 could be the year Trump’s bark on trade turns into bite, as he considers punitive measures on steel and threatens to end the 90s-era North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There is acute concern in European capitals that 2018 could be the year Trump’s bark on trade turns into bite.

The tax cuts/corporate money repatriation already has them squealing like stuck pigs. All Trump has to do to twist the knife is insist on reducing the current huge trade imbalances.
Posted by: PBMcL || 01/21/2018 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  And every time this is reported with high indignation, they tell the reader that under President Trump the economy has grown, employment is up, and so is the stock market.

Stable genius.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2018 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Trump is against multi-national agreements in general as he thinks correctly that multiple bi-lateral agreements are better.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 10:45 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
New Trump ad calls Dems 'complicit' in all murders by illegal immigrants (video)
[The Hill] The Trump campaign released a new ad spot on Saturday calling Democrats "complicit" in all murders by immigrants in the country illegally, following the opposition of Democratic senators to a short-term spending bill, which resulted in a federal government shutdown on Friday.
Cop killer Luis Enriquez Monroy Bracamontes photo
"President Trump is right ‐ build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the ad says, showing clips of Democratic Minority Leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) "Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants."

The campaign forwarded the video ad, titled "Complicit" on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration, after most Senate Democrats voted against the spending patch because Republicans would not offer to include legislation protecting thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children from deportation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 06:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The President is correct, they are indeed complicit.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||

#2  This is sweet. #complicit was a #resistance hashtag a while back and now Trump has appropriated it. Bully! I say. Bully!!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/21/2018 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems to me that the leftists have not figured out that Trump plays by their rules not the rules of the Senate...and they are completely confused.

I think Trump read Alinsky, in the vein of Sun Tzu, to know his enemy. And he is making good use of it. Instead of turning the other cheek as previous GOP presidents and senators, Trump picks up a flamethrower.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/21/2018 13:16 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: 3dc || 01/21/2018 23:07 Comments || Top||


Vet upset at Dems boycotting Trump State of the Union address invited to attend
[LI] An army veteran named Ricky Taylor took advantage of the fact that Maxine Waters and other Democrats are boycotting Trump’s first state of the union address. He published a tweet asking to take Waters’ seat and it went viral.

Now Taylor is getting his wish. Wisconsin Republican Sean Duffy invited him to come along.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 03:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Excellent strategy! Fill every vacant dem chair with a veteran. Stick it right up their fat arses.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 3:46 Comments || Top||

#2  I was thinking the other day if Pres. Trump was going to invite someone to take James Brown's Maxine Waters' seat. Glad to see Sean Duffy's invite to this vet.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/21/2018 4:06 Comments || Top||


Duckworth slams Trump: I won't be lectured on military needs by a 'five-deferment draft dodger'
[The Hill] Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) tore into President Trump on the Senate floor Saturday, calling him a "five-deferment draft dodger" and slamming him for his comments toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching him, looking for their commander in chief to show leadership, rather than [trying] to deflect blame?" Duckworth said. "Or that his own Pentagon says that the short-term funding plans he seems intent on pushing is actually harmful to not just the military, but to our national security?"

"I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible," she continued. "Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do ‐ and I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger."

"And I have a message for cadet bone spurs: If you cared about our military, you'd stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger."

Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, lost both of her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade shot down the helicopter she was piloting over Iraq in 2004.
She is therefore above reproach. Like John McCain.
Duckworth’s comments come after the federal government shut down Friday at midnight after the Senate failed to pass a short-term funding bill.

Trump has cast blame on the Democrats for the shutdown, tweeting Saturday that they decided to "play shutdown politics."

The White House has also blasted Democrats, accusing them of putting "unlawful immigrants" ahead of the military and other funding needs.

"We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders, we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform."

Democrats have countered that Trump’s demands on an immigration compromise led to the shutdown. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he thought he had come to a deal with Trump on Friday by offering funding for Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, but the president ultimately walked away from that deal.

"Negotiating with this White House is like negotiating with Jell-O," Schumer said Saturday. "It’s next to impossible. As soon as you take one step forward, the hard-right forces the president three steps back."
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 01:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because Chicago politicians are so patriotic and all-knowing. She'd do well to end the VFW bar stool virtue signaling and see what can be done about a bankrupt Illinois.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 3:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Insert Tammy Duckworth not worth a quack joke.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:17 Comments || Top||

#3  I do not believe Duckworth was drafted into the US Armed Forces but voluntarily applied.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/21/2018 3:27 Comments || Top||

#4  I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger

She ever said something similar about Obama?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 3:43 Comments || Top||

#5  p.s. He's just repeating that Mattis told him, colonel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 3:47 Comments || Top||

#6  You and yours sisters never had to dodge the draft. White Female Privilege. You talk about choice. Men never have had a 'choice'.

Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do

Oh, he does. He practices the old Roman adage Si vis pacem, para bellum

He makes sure his communications with our enemies is understood and not some wishy washy diplo talk that can easily be misinterpreted.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 7:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Did she ever say something about the Obama administration handing over the Office of Personell Management's database root password to the Red Chinese?

That was when we decided to lose the NEXT war, and the war after that, and the war after that... and get to enjoy lots of American kids getting their limbs blown off.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/21/2018 9:24 Comments || Top||

#8  It may be politically incorrect to actually study history, but consider this: John Bell Hood killed an awfully large number of the troops he commanded after he was kept in command after his numerous injuries.

Also, why was it so goddamn motherfucking important for Trump to go die in Vietnam if y'all were going to let all the South Vietnamese die from drowning while trying to get away after selling them out?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/21/2018 9:29 Comments || Top||

#9  It's too damn late by about forty years to talk about the Nation's honor. WE have about as much as a slavetrading Leonardo-de-Caprio character in a Quentin Tarantino film running the auction block with our cockholster-in-training cigar in our mouths.

We've become the most incompetent slavetraders on the face of the planet, talking about how we aren't racists like them every step of the way and turning over our industrial base to the competent slaveholders. We can feebly pray for God to have mercy on our souls, but Darwin won't.

And if God isn't COMPLETELY evil, he might not.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/21/2018 9:31 Comments || Top||

#10  Now that is a righteous rant. You tell ‘em, Snowy Thing!
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#11  Meanwhile they consider Bill "Loathe the Military" Clinton a saint.

But it's nice to know Duckworth's masters have trained her to bark on command.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/21/2018 10:16 Comments || Top||

#12  We've become the most incompetent slavetraders on the face of the planet, talking about how we aren't racists like them every step of the way and turning over our industrial base to the competent slaveholders.

Visit your nearest Walmart or Target store for proof.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 11:21 Comments || Top||

#13  I thought Carter (D) forgave the draft dodgers...

I have no idea if Trump draft dodged or had legitimate bone spurs but it seems more than a little unfair to badmouth someone who couldn't serve because of a medical condition. Imagine Duckworth slamming FDR because he never joined up?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/21/2018 11:21 Comments || Top||

#14  I don't care if the commander in chief has served or not.

I care if he gives the troops what they need to do the job then gets the hell out of the way.

Donald is doing just that. And rattling Short Round's cage is a good thing. Being nice has only gotten us a nuclear armed Nork.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/21/2018 11:27 Comments || Top||

#15  Surprised she didn't break out in Fortunate Son.

Now, takes a look at her wiki bio:

University of Hawaii, Political Science, 1989
Shot down in 2004, presumably not a Lieutenant Colonel at the time as a co-pilot of a Blackhawk.

Ran for office, lost, 2006, then, *cough*, appointed by Blagojevich Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs. Sketchy tenure.

2009, job with federal Department of Veteran Affairs.

Some cush committees considering her lack of experience.

Oh, already have this one-liner entered.

So she was groomed to politics to begin with. Her injuries secured her position. Fast-tracked to the US Senate. Oh, and has a history of leaning on her creds: female military minority with combat wounds. Record sucks. Piss off.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/21/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#16  I thought Carter (D) forgave the draft dodgers...

rj: I don't recognize Carter as a divinity, sorry...

The left has spent fifty years telling us how moral and wonderful and right the draft dodgers were but suddenly hit us with this?

We can sell out 95% of East Asia to the Russian mob and then surrender our industrial capability to what they've remade in their image but we're supposed to be concerned that they spent $ 100,000.00 on online ads on facebook?

Beoserker: if I could figure out some way to make ends meet doing it I'd go out into the desert to subsist on locusts and wild honey, but I'm afraid all the suitable desert locations for that sort of thing (and a lot of the unsuitable ones) have been turned into golf courses.

I really don't know what to do any more.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/21/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||

#17  Snowy, if you are conservative, you are already in the desert. The beauty about being in the desert is like being James Bond 007. Be always prepared for the worst with a mission to survive and in my case watch the liberals perish time and again in the consequences of their stupidity.

After a while you are enjoying it as a sport. There are times where a decisive opportunity to strike a fatal blow to a leftist position yourself sort of out of the blue offers itself as an opportunity, then in classic style you strike, then you sit back and watch them crash burn and try to pick up the pieces while not knowing what just sledge hammered them.

Conservative life on planet earth is an artform.
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363 || 01/21/2018 13:47 Comments || Top||

#18  If Trump had been president at the time he wouldn't have sent Duckworth to Iraq on the fool's errand that resulted in the lost of her legs.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/21/2018 14:36 Comments || Top||

#19  If Trump had been president at the time he wouldn't have sent Duckworth to Iraq on the fool's errand that resulted in the lost of her legs.
Posted by Abu Uluque


Trump is still to blame. His draconian gov't cutbacks have stymied medical research that could have enabled her to grow new legs.

Little wonder she is angry and feels shat upon.

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 15:25 Comments || Top||

#20  "And if God isn't COMPLETELY evil, he might not."


You may find, through evidence, HE casts a favorable light on This Nation.
People like you for one understand the Heart of the Law, and the Nation is more like a young Child that hung out with the wrong crowd.

This is GODS Greatest Tool in the World today.
And democrats need to be circumcised from the Congregation when they appoint themselves as stewards of it's downfall.

They act as Judge and Jury in all affairs,
They now need to be Judged.

Our Military is in crappy shape overall. It seems to be the only place in this Leviathan they want to cut.

If you do not pay My Troops, there will be hell to pay. I will tell you That.
Posted by: newc || 01/21/2018 15:45 Comments || Top||

#21  Trump is still to blame. His draconian gov't cutbacks have stymied medical research that could have enabled her to grow new legs.
Little wonder she is angry and feels shat upon.


She is crabby.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/21/2018 16:24 Comments || Top||

#22  Don't confuse service and a Purple Heart with competence. There's a senator in AZ on the other side of the aisle with the same "Trump Derangement Syndrome" disease.
Posted by: anymouse || 01/21/2018 16:33 Comments || Top||

#23  I would rather see our troops on the US-Mexican border than overseas, e.g., Afghanistan (aka sh!t hole). Whatever happened to a standing army guarding one's border?
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/21/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||

#24  Whatever happened to a standing army guarding one's border?

Perhaps you missed the last eight years? If Obama had (he did) a standing army, it was guarding us
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 18:06 Comments || Top||


1000s march across US to protest Trump, promote women's rights
Break out your pussy hat and join right in...
[PRESSTV] Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets and landmarks in major cities across the US, including its capital of Washington, DC, to rally against President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and show support for women’s rights, calling on citizens to get engaged on issues such as racial equality, sexual abuse, gun violence and immigrant protections.

The so-called Women’s March on Washington was one of numerous such protest rallies waged on Saturday in hundreds of cities across the US as protesters gathered on the steps of the iconic Lincoln Memorial and stood along the lengthy Reflecting Pool, also urging more women to compete for public office.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thousands of protesters at hundreds of locations means tens of protesters at each location. What a turnout. Bless their hearts.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/21/2018 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  They march to protect Donald Trump who might have said something in a locker room private conversation decades ago and in support of known rapist facilitator Hillary Clinton. Was Oprah, another Rapist facilitator, in attendance?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/21/2018 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  They march to protest...

(not protect... pardon the brain fart...)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/21/2018 1:32 Comments || Top||

#4  1000/300000000 = ?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 1:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Because marching, bitching and moaning are much more fulfilling than taking care of the kids and fixing a pot roast for the old man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 2:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Yet, they had to have men come in to take out the trash afterward
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#7  The difference between a puusyhat and an asshat is a matter of a few millimeters...
Posted by: Zebulon Chirong3710 || 01/21/2018 7:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Meanwhile, on Friday, HUNDREDS of thousands attended the March for Life in Washington to protest Roe v Wade. Bet you didn't hear a peep from the MSM about it.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/21/2018 9:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Bet you didn't hear a peep from the MSM about it.

How many are indignant that President Trump mentioned the improved economy when he spoke to the marchers? And therefore had to mention the march, and that he supported it?

Posted by: trailing wife || 01/21/2018 10:06 Comments || Top||

#10  Amazing how much more publicity this much smaller protest than the "march for life" is getting and GEOTUS was at the M4L!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#11  Happened to pass through one of those areas on a metro train yesterday as the women's marchers were boarding and heading home with their I support planned parenthood signs. Members of the black community on the train greeted these all white protesters with cold stoney stares and silence and did not offer them the seat next to them where they put personal items.

Therefore, the undatable looking college age girls and a few pink wearing college age wimpy looking boys chaperoned by what looked like noodle looking college professors had to stand for a while during their journey.

After a few moments of boarding the tension was palpable.
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363 || 01/21/2018 12:47 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 13:07 Comments || Top||

#13  At this very moment, there are thousands who are using a McDonald's bathroom.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/21/2018 16:25 Comments || Top||

#14  Members of the black community on the train greeted these all white protesters with cold stoney stares and silence and did not offer them the seat next to them where they put personal items.

And this is different from every other day, how?
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/21/2018 18:21 Comments || Top||

#15  They may as well be lecturing themselves.
The Republican party was the Civil Rights movement, and it still is.

Posted by: newc || 01/21/2018 18:45 Comments || Top||

#16  Dunno about DC, Zhang Fei, but on the buses in Madison about half do.
Posted by: james || 01/21/2018 19:20 Comments || Top||

#17 
Posted by: 3dc || 01/21/2018 22:49 Comments || Top||


Trump’s first year in office was deplorable: Journalist
[PRESSTV] US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s first year in the White House was "deplorable," according to Stephen Lendman, a journalist, writer and political analyst based in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
.

Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday, when Trump is celebrating his one year in office.

Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017, following his astonishing election victory against the Democratic rival, Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
, in the November 8, 2016 election.

"He broke every major promise he made for ordinary Americans. In his inaugural address a year ago today he pledged that he would be the president of all Americans, not just some of them," Lendman said.

"But he has just done the opposite of that. He has been the president exclusively for America’s privileged class, for Wall Street, for war mongers, for big oil. This is what he has done in his first year in office, showing what he will continue to be doing for the rest of his term would be more of the same," he added.

"’The government in Washington is now going back to the people,’ that’s what he said he year ago. Oh, the people he meant were the privileged class in Washington, not everybody else. Ordinary people are left out. And that’s exactly the way he has governed. Horribly. Along with inheriting Obama’s wars and escalating them, he’s waging multiple wars of aggression," the analyst stated.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No president, or senator, or congresscritter, let alones mayors, aldermen, council members and dog catchers can be "for everyone". I think we can be sure some people didn't care for George Washington. As for broken promises. I was taught to believe in political and campaign promises as much as the Easter Bunny and Santa. Just once I would like to see a candidate say "if elected I can't promise you I will do this or that. I will tell you what I would like to accomplish".
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Watta Maroon! This tool, if he ever pokes his pointy head out of his arse, should now we wear that moniker with pride.
Posted by: Warthog || 01/21/2018 10:09 Comments || Top||


The media just can’t stop making themselves look worse than Trump
[NYPOST] Every morning, it seems, President Trump’s most determined opponents awake to find out what sort of obnoxious, fact-challenged, puerile, norm-breaking thing he has offered that day and say to themselves: "Oh, that’s nothing. We can do something dumber than that!"

So the nation wades from one bizarre and nonsensical controversy to another. As I write this, I can’t even recall what topic we were debating last week, but I’m certain it was idiotic. Part of the problem is that those who drive coverage of Trump are obsessed with the president in unhealthy ways, ways that have absolutely nothing to do with policy or governance.

For a couple of weeks now, our self-styled guardians of democracy have engaged in a concocted controversy about the president’s mental state. It wasn’t only liberal columnists plying their readers with this wishful thinking; the entire city of Washington, according to Politico, was consumed with using the 25th Amendment to remove the president. It was a major topic of conversation on the Sunday shows. Former Trump booster Joe Scarborough squeezed a week of coverage out of it.

When the president’s physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson ‐ a man who has been the White House doctor since 2006 ‐ explained that Trump is, in fact, "very healthy" and has "incredible genes" and excellent cognitive health, the White House press corps was in disbelief. I mean, Michael Wolff had told us the opposite was true.

One news hound asked why Trump "appeared to slur his words" at a recent presser. Another news hound asked why Trump had the "sniffles." Everyone was worried about his insalubrious meal plans. "Is he limited to one scoop of ice cream now?" a real news hound asked the presidential doctor.

Jonathan Karl of ABC asked, and I kid you not, "Can you explain to me how a guy that eats McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken and all those Diet Cokes, and who never exercises, is in as good of shape as you say he’s in?" Confirming what everyone in the world who eats right and exercises daily yet still struggles to keep their weight down already knows, Jackson answered, "It’s called genetics."

More importantly, the doctor also said Trump passed an extensive cognitive exam that tests for "all those things" and repeated the conclusion that the president doesn’t suffer from mental issues. So the conspiracy theories began on social media, not by random tweeters but by White House correspondents of the nation’s leading newspapers and leading news hounds of the nation’s biggest networks.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How soon until he drives the average Dem's BP over 200/100?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/21/2018 0:04 Comments || Top||

#2  When the president’s physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson ‐ a man who has been the White House doctor since 2006 ‐ explained that Trump is, in fact, "very healthy" and has "incredible genes" and excellent cognitive health, the White House press corps was in disbelief.

Let's move to a different topic. Genetics (actual science) is much too revealing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 2:59 Comments || Top||

#3  I mean, Michael Wolff had told us the opposite was true. Michael who?
Posted by: warthogswife || 01/21/2018 16:19 Comments || Top||


‘LOLOL'! Trump tweet-trolls #WomensMarch2018 and lefties LOSE IT
"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!"




What do we want?
We don't know!
When do we want it?
NOW!
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Putting their women’s studies degrees to use, trying for mastery of victimhood status
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry but just love watching Trump play the Harlem Globetrotters to the Democrats' Washington Generals.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How about marching for ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’? What's it all about.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  "women's studies". The only thing more worthless is "Hispanic studies", "black studies", and "queer theory".
Posted by: anymouse || 01/21/2018 16:35 Comments || Top||



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