That rant done, here is a story on the latest Twitter-induced controversy for the so-called “Leader of the Free World”: all this wiretapping nonsense.
Now President Donald Trump’s administration is kicking media organizations out of White House briefings. (I guess they called this particular one a “gaggle”. Whatever.)
Honestly, this is getting to be a broken record. Trump thinks he has a good thing going by taking on the media and being at war with them, but seriously, man, when is enough enough?
This is getting tiresome. Time to change the channel, Mr. President.
You know, I believe President Donald Trump really does think he has a good thing going with his constant bashing of the “dishonest” media. Every time he trashes the press, like he did the other day at his now-infamous news conference, his popularity ratings go up — with his own supporters. With the media, though, it’s a different story.
Anyway, today Trump let loose again on Twitter to declare all the usual suspect news organizations to be “the enemy of the American People.” Story here.
Also, I notice Fox News’ Shepard Smith was blasting Trump on the air for his criticism and belittling of the media and for all the untrue things Trump was saying the other day, and that has gotten Smith in trouble now with these Trump dittoheads who think the media ought to all just sit back and let the White House push them around. They want Smith off the air.
Good luck with that attempt. Worst case scenario is Smith resurfaces on CNN, but Fox News won’t fire him anyway because they love this stuff. Ratings are going through the roof, thanks to Trump and all his fights with the press.
Incidentally, though … Trump’s right. The media are dishonest, and most of them are biased and out to get him, but that’s still no excuse to not give straight answers to their questions about Russia, or to mock them or present “alternative facts,” or declare them to be “enemies of the American people.” I mean really, man, dial it back.
After a chaotic week of resignations, gaffes and Russia scandals at the White House, we got an epic, jaw-dropping Donald Trump presidential press conference today in which he (a) went after the dishonest media, and (b) went after the former Obama administration, saying he inherited a mess.
The WWE sure looks downright boring, folks, compared to this.
Story from CNN here. The full transcript of the news conference from CNBC is here. Appalled reaction from NBC News’ Chuck Todd is here. Appalled reaction from CNN’s Jake Tapper is here. As for Rush Limbaugh, he thought it was great, thinks the American public will eat it up. “Donald Trump eats the press.” Well, that’s what it was.
President Donald Trump continues on with his “Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde” presidency. For now, at least, he’s back to being Jekyll. Tomorrow, who knows? Stay tuned.
Tonight at the White House, Trump has nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado for the Supreme Court. That will return the Court to a 5-4 conservative majority. He’ll be confirmed, you can be sure of that.
So the big story in the world today is about all the chaos going on at all the world’s airports after President Donald Trump issued both his refugee ban and his travel ban preventing nationals from a number of Middle East and African countries from entering the United States.
This executive order has created total mayhem and confusion for those nationals who had H-1B visas and other lawful permits to work in the USA. Now they are having problems simply boarding planes just to get back to the USA. Many were told when they got off the plane in the USA that they weren’t even allowed into the country. Now, there are anti-Trump protests going on all over the USA’s airports, including JFK, and a federal court order was just issued yesterday granting a stay of Trump’s executive order. For now.
This chaos is all on Trump. It’s all on him and his bunker-mentality advisers, folks who regard the whole rest of the world with suspicion. This travel ban was a totally needless move on the administration’s part. Instead of taking a targeted approach to block “real” terrorists, they went ahead with a blanket ban on several countries, messing up the lives of ordinary law-abiding folks with legitimate work permits who are simply trying to earn a decent living in the ‘States.
I notice Google is one of the companies heavily impacted, they had to recall their staff. What interests me is where Google’s headquarters is located, too: California. That’s right, the state that voted heavily for Clinton. Yet it’s companies in that state who are bearing the brunt of the fallout from Trump.
These voters, and these tech companies, have made it known they want nothing to do with these Trump policies, yet they’re getting stuck with them anyway. Is it any wonder so many people in California now want secession?
I’m back with more live continuing coverage of President Donald Trump and his never-ending executive orders.
As I said before, I’ve been trying to get away from talking about Trump, but his presidency is just too nuts. It’s so nuts that you cannot ignore it, you have to talk about it. One day he does something sober and intelligent, like approve Keystone XL, but then the next day he turns around and reminds everyone he is Trump and not someone named Bush or Reagan or even Lincoln in the White House.
Today’s latest examples: Trump is calling for a major investigation into voter fraud in the election, despite a lack of evidence to warrant such a move. Also: he’s officially ordered the wall built. Also expected today: that temporary ban on refugees.
Oh well, at least the Trump stock market is booming.