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Fed up with 28 years of Bushes, Clintons and Obamas, I determined never to vote again and threw away my voter card. When billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump pulled me back into it, I voted in a primary for the first time. Trump is a truth-teller with the courage to say what others think. After getting the Republican nomination, he got 306 electoral votes to become president. Trump vowed to make America great again and signed 20 executive orders his first 10 days in office. They are aimed at cutting regulations, restructuring Homeland Security, defeating Islamic terrorism, suspending the refugee program, building a border wall, deporting illegals, strengthening the military, helping veterans, reviving the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, replacing Obamacare, cutting off federal funds for groups that perform abortions and withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York City, June 14, 1946. He became a builder in Manhattan. His father loaned him a million dollars, which he turned into a ten billion dollar empire. He headed the Trump Organization, which erected buildings like Trump Tower. Trump owns golf courses and has authored best-selling books like "The Art Of The Deal." He is media-savvy and had a TV show called "The Apprentice." Trump has 5 kids: 3 sons and 2 daughters by 3 wives. His wives are Ivana, Marla and Melania. Melania was born in Yugoslavia in 1970. Donald Trump announced on June 16, 2015, that he was running for president of the United States.

Democrats, the liberal media and members of his own party opposed him, but Trump overcame all opposition to win the 2016 presidential election. A businessman who had never held political office, Trump was elected because Americans were fed up with being called "racists," "sexists" and "homophobes." "I am your voice!" he assured his supporters. The more controversial Trump's remarks became, the more his support grew. Trump connected with voters on such issues as trade, immigration and the military. He reached out to working people, not the talking heads in suits. He called his campaign a "movement," and that is what it was.

Donald Trump chose Mike Pence as his vice president. His main cabinet members are Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin. Trump nominated conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court with the goal of stopping activist judges from legislating from the bench. The so-called "nuclear option" was employed, and Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate 55-45. Gorsuch restored the 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench. The Court needs to overturn Roe v. Wade. Pledging to drain the swamp, Trump fired FBI director James Comey and wants to return education to the local level.

It is America first! Trump is replacing the globalism of recent decades with a new nationalism. He is picking up where Ronald Reagan left off. Trump is a builder and is encouraging companies to bring jobs back to the United States. We need to rebuild our infrastructure: roads, bridges and airports. Trump insists on using steel made in the U.S. He wants us to make things again.

In his first press conference, President Trump scolded the liberal media. Freedom of speech is one thing. Publishing lies and fake news is something else. CNN, NBC, the New York Times & USA Today have become biased extensions of the Democratic party. Fox is the only news outlet that can be trusted.

Democrats became obstructionists. Hollywood and the music industry encouraged anarchy with their radical activism. The United States was created by men from northern Europe for themselves and for their descendants. Why have we forgotten this?

Trump met with Chinese president Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump's chief concerns were trade deficits with China and North Korea's nuclear program. Trump wants to upgrade America's nuclear arsenal.

Presidential historians make a big deal out of the first 100 days, and President Trump has had a huge 100 days. Besides his executive orders and his appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Trump reasserted America's leadership in the world. He turned the military loose, bombing an airfield in Syria over the use of chemical weapons and dropping a MOAB on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan. The main challenges are North Korea and Iran. Trump met with Chinese president Xi Jinping to elicit his support in dealing with Kim Jong-Un and North Korea. The unpredictable Kim makes threats and wants nuclear weapons. It is up to the United States to see that he does not get them. Furthermore, Trump is insisting that our NATO allies pay their share.

President Trump signed an executive order that will lead to more drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is called "Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy."

"Our country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves," Trump said. "But the federal government has kept 94 percent of these offshore areas closed. This deprives our country of thousands and thousands of jobs and billions of dollars." Trump means to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

This executive order directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review locations available for offshore drilling. Drilling off North and South Carolina has been blocked for decades.

"This order starts the process of opening offshore areas to job creating energy exploration," Trump said. "It reverses the previous administration's Arctic leasing ban and directs Secretary Zinke to allow responsible development of offshore areas that will bring revenue to our Treasury and jobs to our workers."

Nikki Haley, our Ambassador to the United Nations, said America will tighten the screws on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who keeps testing missiles in pursuit of an intercontinental ballistic missile that can carry a nuclear weapon. Kim threatened an attack on Guam in August, 2017. Trump responded that the U.S. was "locked and loaded," and Kim backed down. Trump refuses to accept North Korea's nuclear efforts. It may come down to nuking NK before it does us.

President Trump's first overseas trip included Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome. He was hitting the centers of religion: Islam, Judaism and Christianity. His was a mission of peace.

In Saudi Arabia, Trump pledged to work with King Salman to bring peace to the Gulf region by strengthening economic ties. Trump and first lady Melania were greeted at the airport with a red carpet ceremony. His speech was geared to stopping terrorism by cutting off its funding. He addressed the leaders of 50 Muslim countries.

“Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God,” Trump said.

In Israel, Trump declared that "Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon." He wants peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

In Rome, Mr. Trump met with Pope Francis. They discussed terrorism, the radicalization of young people and immigration. Peace was the theme, and Francis gave Trump a medal.

On the 4th leg of the 9-day trip, President Trump lectured NATO allies in Brussels about not spending enough for their collective defense. In response to Trump’s criticism, NATO announced it would join the fight against ISIS.

President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate change has gone on since the formation of planet Earth. It is likely that global warming is the result of the sun going through cycles: hotter, colder, hotter, colder. It also may be the result of a periodic stretching and shrinking of Earth's orbit. Trump recognizes that the Paris agreement was designed to redistribute wealth out of the U.S. Withdrawal represents a reassertion of American sovereignty. Trump said he has one obligation, and that obligation is to the American people.

The Supreme Court ruled that Trump can implement a travel ban against 6 Muslim countries: Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The ban does not include Muslims with "established ties to the U.S. I think all Muslims should be banned, and they never should have been allowed to enter our country in the first place. The Bushes opened a can of worms with their wars in the Middle East. America is in terrible shape with men marrying men and women marrying women. There have been 58 million abortions since 1973, a holocaust that dwarfs what was done to Jews during World War II. It is as if the white race is committing suicide. The United States was founded by white men from northern Europe. They were Christian and Protestant. They meant for their country to remain WASP is perpetuity. The idea of a half-breed Muslim president would have been repugnant to them. So would the subsequent invasion by Third World nations from around the world.

Trump announced that he had signed 39 pieces of legislation even while fake news agencies failed to report on them. He also announced a plan to privatize the air traffic control system.

President Trump made his second overseas trip in July, 2017, going to the G20 in Hamburg, Germany. The Group 20 is an organization of 20 industrial countries founded for economic purposes.

In Warsaw, Poland, President Trump defended western values during a speech to thousands of Poles, vowing “the west will never be broken.” Trump said nations must have the will to protect their borders and preserve civilization from those who would destroy it. The crowd responded with applause and chants of “USA” and “Donald Trump.”

After the speech, Trump flew to Germany where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladamir Putin. Trump and Putin got along.

Trump and Merkel discussed North Korea, the Middle East and the conflict in the Ukraine.

Referring to the phone conversations the two presidents have had, Putin commented, “I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally, and I hope that, as you have said, our meetings will yield positive results.”

At the G20, Trump told China President Xi that the North Korea nuclear threat will end 'one way or another'

Donald Trump has a vision. He is keenly aware that America will celebrate its 250th year in 2026, the year after his second term in office.

Resistance from The Left is ongoing. The Left has become the Nazis of today. Democrats insist that Clinton lost the election because of Russian interference, which is ridiculous. The radical Left began destroying Civil War statues in the south, and when violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trunp said there was blame on both sides. Destruction of statues is tantamount to book burning.

President Trump addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 19, 2017. Here are excerpts from his speech:

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realize that denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-to-0 votes adopting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council.

We also thank the secretary general for recognizing that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process.

In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution's noble aims have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The United States is one of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would be well worth it.

So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world: We will fight together, sacrifice together and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity and for the almighty God who made us all.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless the nations of the world. And God bless the United States of America."

President Trump's 13-day Asian trip in November, 2017, began in Hawaii. Before embarking on his first official visit to Asia, Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Pearl Harbor. The president and first lady paid a solemn visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, where they tossed flower petals into the water above the sunken battleship. From Hawaii, it was on to Japan, where Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe held a joint press conference in Tokyo, and Trump talked about the U.S.'s relationships with Asian nations. Here are some key quotes: On the North Korean regime: "The era of strategic patience is over." On the North Korean people: "As far as the North Korean people are concerned, I think these are great people under a very repressive regime, and I really think that ultimately, I can tell you this, I hope it all works out." On the trade deficit with China: "The problem we have with China is...it's been a very unfair trade situation. Our trade deficit is massive. It’s hundreds of billions of dollars a year." First lady Melania spent the second day in Japan with her counterpart, Akie Abe. The 2 went to a school to meet with children. At the sight of the students assembled to greet her in the school's gymnasium, Melania's face lit up. She high-fived them, was drowned in hugs and posed for a group photo, where, like the kids, she made a peace sign with her fingers. A Japanese calligraphy lesson was next, and the classroom erupted in applause as the 2 first ladies entered. "Beautiful characters," Melania said as she paused to watch the children make brush strokes. In the news conference, President Trump suggested that while Japan had not shot down a North Korean missile flying over the country, it will when it purchases U.S. anti-missile systems. From Japan, it was on to South Korea, where Trump concluded his speech to a standing ovation from every member of South Korea's parliament. Trump warned that aggressive action by North Korea would be a fatal miscalculation. "This a very different administration now. "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us."

In China. Donald Trump met with Chinese president Xi Jinping and delivered a statement alongside his counterpart. Xi announced that China has committed to achieving the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Xi also announced that China and the U.S. have signed business deals worth more than $250 billion. President Trump & Melania enjoyed an opera in the city of Beijing. Trump finished his Asian tour with stops in Vietnam and the Philippines.

President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address, January 30, 2018. He said the state of the union is strong because our people our strong. 2.4 million new jobs have been created, and unemployment is at a 45-year low. The stock market is breaking records. The biggest tax cut in American history has been enacted, meaning there is more take home pay. The president spoke of a new American movement in which we can achieve absolutely anything. Our motto is "In God we trust." Veterans deserve our total respect, and Trump stressed the importance of the flag and standing for our National Anthem. He talked about helping veterans, appointing judges, eliminating regulations and making Washington accountable. He ended the war on coal, and Motor City and car companies are coming back. We are getting our wealth back because of better trade deals. We're protecting American workers and rebuilding our infrastructure: roads and waterways. Trump wants 1.5 trillion dollars for modern infrastructure. We are reclaiming our building heritage. Trump spoke of a new optimism, making America great again. He called for unity and common ground. The progress made in his first year as president is extraordinary. There is job training with paid family leave. Gang members are being rounded up. Trump outlined his immigration reform package. He is for giving citizenship to 1.8 million people brought here illegally by their parents. In return, the border must be secured, and that means a wall must be built. No more chain migration! Trump wants a merit-based immigration system. It is time to reform! America first! Politics aside! We need to stop the drug epidemic and fully fund our military, rebuild and modernize our nuclear arsenal. Terrorists are enemy combatants and need to be treated as such. Trump finished his speech by talking about North Korea and the nuclear threat.

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You should send this one to the Donald, Jim. He eats this stuff up.


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Wow Jim, that's a lot of typing. I'm very much pleased with Mr Trump's first year in office- and my investment portfolio is too- notwithstanding the recent bump er.. correction. But to make an important point- Mr. Trump is NOT a politician, he's a businessman- which is precisely what this country needs.
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As long as he keeps doing good business, builds the wall and is willing to turn North Korea into a fire pit I have no problem with the guy.
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“At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
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“Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”
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“There is a strange ring of feeling and emotion in these reactions [of scientists to evidence that the universe had a sudden beginning]. They come from the heart whereas you would expect the judgments to come from the brain. Why? I think part of the answer is that scientists cannot bear the thought of a natural phenomenon which cannot be explained, even with unlimited time and money. There is a kind of religion in science; it is the religion of a person who believes there is order and harmony in the Universe. Every event can be explained in a rational way as the product of some previous event; every effect must have its cause, there is no First Cause. … This religious faith of the scientist is violated by the discovery that the world had a beginning under conditions in which the known laws of physics are not valid, and as a product of forces or circumstances we cannot discover. When that happens, the scientist has lost control. If he really examined the implications, he would be traumatized.”
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Build self-governing homeless communities in National Parks. The clueless far-left and far-right policies of self-righteous rich people have damaged vast number of common Americans. Wealthy politicians who live in palaces in gated communities protected by latest technology without a poor person living miles from them have no right governing the middle class and the poor. These people are so out of touch with reality it's a joke. One liberal mayor of a large northern U.S. city wants to give the homeless free transportation to warmer climate cities. Come on, you fool -- you have no right being in control of others. Go get yourself a job cleaning kennels. Not that cleaning kennels is a bad job, but a least you could be around dogs, not people. Americans, who have become cheer-leaders for the far-left and the far-right, are some of the dumbest individuals on the planet. Easily.
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It is as if the white race is committing suicide. The United States was founded by white men from northern Europe. They were Christian and Protestant. They meant for their country to remain WASP is perpetuity. The idea of a half-breed Muslim president would have been repugnant to them. So would the subsequent invasion by Third World nations from around the world.
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And here's the hidden gem...

Yeah, he used the word “world” twice in the same sentence.


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My guess is, he put a lot of thought into that.

I looked at the alternatives

So would the subsequent invasion by Third World nations from around the globe.
So would the subsequent invasion by underdeveloped nations from around the world.
So would the subsequent invasion by shit hole nations from the rest of the world.
So would the subsequent invasion by coloreds, spics and towel head nations from around the world.
I think he made the best choice.

BTW -- I think that whole "shit hole" thing is typical of fake anti-Trump news -- something taken out of context, if it was said at all. Even if he did say it -- it's the kind of thing people like Jim love. Making a huge deal out of those things will backfire every time.
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My guess is, he put a lot of thought into that.

I looked at the alternatives

I think he made the best choice.

BTW -- I think that whole "shit hole" thing is typical of fake anti-Trump news -- something taken out of context, if it was said at all. Even if he did say it -- it's the kind of thing people like Jim love. Making a huge deal out of those things will backfire every time.
Yeah I thought that instantly. I skimmed the article, soon as I saw something along the lines of 'reported by junior democrat...' I stopped reading.

I dunno I think if people really want to take down Trump they're really going to have to get into the real material impact of his policies because all this wishy washy stuff about he hates women and minorities is a waste of time imo.
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The other bogus narrative thread is the "White House in chaos" thing. They may have had more people come and go than is usual -- and who knows, maybe some things are being poorly managed day to day -- but it's something you can just throw out there any time, mostly from unnamed sources -- and people just believe it.

Last January there was a story in the New York Times about the "chaos," and the gist of it was they supposedly couldn't figure out how to turn the lights on in one of the conference rooms.

I laughed because just prior to that, a new client told me to go into a conference room prior to a meeting and start getting things set up for a presentation. There were probably 10 switches and dimmers on the wall -- and none of them turned on the overhead lights. That switch was on the wall outside the conference room. I'm betting it was something like that -- if it even happened -- just silly stuff.

It's the kind of thing Trump can point to when he says "fake news" coming from the NYT -- the supposed bastion of journalistic integrity -- and he's absolutely right.
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Yeah just appears petty and desperate to report anything negative however insignificant. It actually makes it seem like you don't have anything genuinely problematic to report.

Similar sort of hysteria is generated here when part members express opposing views. This means of course that they're in turmoil, divided, in crises.

The weird thing about that for me is the idea that all party members HAVE to agree. For me the point of democracy and a parliamentary system is that opposing views can be expressed.

Once EVERYONE in the party is on message you can be sure this isn't because they all agree, it's because they know what's good for them and that dissent of any kind would be career damaging. It's not really a good sign to me.
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The weird thing about that for me is the idea that all party members HAVE to agree. For me the point of democracy and a parliamentary system is that opposing views can be expressed.

Once EVERYONE in the party is on message you can be sure this isn't because they all agree, it's because they know what's good for them and that dissent of any kind would be career damaging. It's not really a good sign to me.
Anything that can be remotely construed as agreeing with the opposition is practically political suicide.

And a reflection of that -- it's impossible to have any kind of rational discussion about politics. I was at a thing with neighbors -- most of whom are liberal -- and the subject of DACA or "dreamers" came up -- and someone mentioned these so-called sanctuary cities.

Don't know if you're familiar with them, but in these U.S. cities, if an illegal immigrant is arrested and jailed -- they don't feel obligated to or will refuse to call immigration authorities. That seems like insanity to me and I said so.

They all looked at me like I'd gone full Trumptard -- and absolutely would not listen to why I thought so. The deal now is that if you express any opinion that is considered conservative or liberal, then people automatically attach a whole laundry list of beliefs and attributes to you -- even people who kind of know you or where you've stood on things in the past. Now, when politics come up -- I'm out. It's just not worth it.
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As a liberal it’s hard to watch other “liberals” to lose their mind and become unreasonable. It always happens when the other party is in power. The Tea Party was just as stupid when Obama was president.

To top it all off both parties are basically the same these days anyway. Different pet projects, but the same policies ultimately. Obama gave us a conservative healthcare system (giveaway to insurance companies), sent drones to bomb terrorists with almost no restraint wrt collateral damage, and pushed TPP. WTF?!?! He was a Fucking cock.

And Trump is a cock too.

How do people not see this? It’s staring them in the face.

Well, Trump’s tax policy will save me a boat load of cash, and the rest of his shit, so far, doesn’t hinder me much. So... Fuck it.

I doubt he’s smart enough to be Hitler. Hopefully he doesn’t launch any nukes.




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