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Is the 2024 Election Trump's to Lose?  [#1] In all their advertising, rallies and interviews, the Trump campaign must a) constantly and consistently compare his economic, immigration, and foreign affairs record to Biden and the Democrat Party; and b) tout Trump's ability to achieve success once again in fostering economic growth, eliminating inflation, shutting-down illegal immigration, and initiating peace and stability throughout the world.  [#2] Trump must openly discuss the necessity of guaranteeing all the American people a fair and free election and delineate the steps being undertaken to do so.  In doing so, he should not dwell on the fraud and manipulation of the 2020 election.  [#3] In his campaign appearances, Trump should refrain from constantly denigrating Biden's physical and mental condition.

Biden and the Left Demonize Trump Supporters.  The left typically calls the results of a democratic election "populism" when it doesn't go the way they want.  Like "isolationism," this is one of those incantations about a supposed political evil where the nature of that evil is never really established.  Populism was bad because it caused a glitch in the system they thought they fully controlled.  The political class was surprised because the demographic changes they engineered through immigration were supposed to guarantee the left retained permanent power.  From the beginning, the entire system has been allergic to Trump.  Much of it comes down to taste and style.  Trump does not talk or think like the managerial political class, and he does not respect what they deem to be sacred.  He is an avatar for the allegedly uncouth, hateful, racist, and backward people of the hinterlands.  Trump is correct when he says, "They are coming after me, because I am fighting for you."

Calling All Reluctant Trumpers.  There appear to be at least three kinds of Reluctant Trumpers:
  [#1]   Those who are bothered by Trump's personal behavior, including philandering, insults, and blatant narcissism.  This is the least important reluctance reason at this time.  But this did concern many conservatives during his first presidential campaign.
  [#2]   Those who thought he wasn't conservative enough.  Trump was a New York Democrat, essentially non-political.  There was legitimate fear that his roots wouldn't lead him to embrace conservative principals [sic].  Looking back at his largely successful first term, there were aspects of his governance that, a case could be made, were less than optimal and not fully conservative.  [Examples omitted for brevity.]
  [#3]   Those worried about Trump's electoral chances.  He is a highly polarizing figure that polls show 40% [to] 45% will never vote for.

Trump Plays the Long Game.  After 20 years of the Clinton, Obama, and Biden administrations, the nation (and the civilization it commands) is confronted with an existential crisis due to unsustainable debt, alongside enemies foreign and domestic collaborating, e.g., China funding Hamas protests, Qatar bankrolling American universities, or Iran directing the October 7 attack on our regional proxy.  Or the COVID coalition: globalist oligarchs, WHO, WEF, CCP, and the pharmaceutical-industrial-intelligence-media complex. [...] In 2018 leftists complained that Trump's "Secretary of Energy is someone who once campaigned to get rid of the Energy Department; the Secretary of Education has advocated against the public schools system; the Environmental Protection Agency director has a record of repeatedly suing the EPA."  Trump promised libertarians he would eradicate the Department of Education.  Fiscal considerations now leave little other option.  Interest on the debt is driving policy.  Soliciting libertarian voters was an appeal to the broad American center.

Cancelling the election:  The facts.  Now that the trial results have blown up in the faces of the American Left, we have to ask, what will they try next?  The Manhattan (or the Atlanta, or the Florida, or the D.C.) show trial was supposed to be the ultimate anti-Trump weapon, the death-blow that would halve his electoral support and leave his MAGA followers reeling.  But this, needless to say, failed to happen.  Trump has raised a record-breaking $200+ million since his conviction.  Immediate polls revealed a wash: 26% were more inclined to vote for him, while 27% were less inclined.  This has remained the case since.  Polling in swing states remains in the upper 40s.  The ruling transformed his most avid supporters into howling banshees and his mild or lukewarm bystanders into open supporters.

NYPD Moves to Revoke Trump's Gun License Amid Controversial Charges.  The New York City Police Department is gearing up to revoke former President Donald Trump's concealed carry license, according to a senior police official.  Trump's New York concealed carry license was discreetly suspended on April 1, 2023, following his indictment on dubious criminal charges in New York, the official noted.  On March 31, 2023, Trump handed over two of the three pistols he was licensed to carry to the NYPD. The third firearm listed on his license was "lawfully moved to Florida," according to the source.  The NYPD's Legal Bureau will wrap up its investigation, which "will likely lead to revocation of his license," according to the senior police official.  Trump retains the right to seek a hearing to challenge this revocation.

The Editor says...
President Trump doesn't need a gun license because he will presumably spend the rest of his life surrounded by armed guards.  The revocation of his gun license is being done just for show.

Trump's Trial Is a Symptom of a Larger Crisis in American Justice.  Naturally, the cataract of commentary on Thursday's Stalinist guilty, guilty, guilty verdict against Donald Trump has divided itself into two distinct pools.  One is gleeful.  The other is alarmed.  Rather than anatomize the differences between the two, I'd like to start by simply noting the size and fervor of the response.  There are, I believe, two essential points to bear in mind.  [Advertisement]  The first is that the outpouring is only incidentally about Trump.  You might find this a surprising statement since the news has been full of little besides Trump.  [Advertisement]  What I mean is that, although Trump is clearly the protagonist in this long-running drama, in the end, this story is about something other or more than the real-estate developer turned hyper-reality-show President.  Trump himself has often put his finger on the key point when he insists that "they're not after me, they're after you.  I'm just in the way."

The Time for Being Nice Has Passed.  We can safely assume that the Democrat Party's goal is not just to reelect a senile, incompetent man to the White House so that they can keep a bony-fingered grip on power, the ultimate goal is one-party rule in America.  At this point, there can be no doubt about that.  But I am comforted that it seems as though the American people are not interested in one-party rule.  Since the verdict, the Trump campaign raised a staggering record-breaking $34.8 million, crashing the website in the first few minutes after the verdict was read.  I am also reassured by the fact that everywhere I look on social media, Trump supporters are more motivated than ever to put Donald Trump back in the White House.

No, the appeal is not going to help things.  1.5% of all lawyers are black women.  100% of the judges on the appellate bench hearing Trump's appeal are black women.  94% of black women voted against Trump.  [From a Tweet, apparently now deleted.]

President Donald Trump's sacrifices are like no other leader in the history of America.  [Scroll down]  There is only one president in recent times who lost financially and socially following his tenure at the White House — that man is Donald J. Trump.  Before being sworn in his net worth was around $3 billion, due to his amazing success in real estate and as a brand.  After leaving the White House, his worth dwindled to $2.3 billion.  Trump's net worth soared to $6.5 billion a few months back when his popular Truth Social became a publicly-traded company.  Truth Social would not have existed had the Democrats not forced a ban on President Trump across all social media.  This is not a shady behind-the-scenes deal that other presidents struck.  Truth Social grew because of popular support.  Trump had a great life before entering politics.  He traveled the world in his luxurious private aircraft.  He lived in the best hotels, many of which he owned.  He struck multi-million dollar deals with the best in business.  He was welcomed everywhere because he represented the success story to which many aspire.  His name became an epithet for success and was even used in Hollywood movies.

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Stormy Daniels' husband says they'll likely leave country if Trump is acquitted.  The husband of adult film actress Stormy Daniels said on Tuesday that there's a "good chance" the couple will leave the country if former President Donald Trump is acquitted in his Manhattan criminal trial.  Barrett Blade spoke to CNN's Erin Burnett about the vitriol his wife, who is a key figure in the controversy over a 2016 hush money payment allegedly made to Daniels on Trump's behalf, has faced.

Trump Had About An Estimate 100k People Show Up For His Speech In New Jersey.  Liberals should be very worried about Trump taking a Blue State or two.  [Video clip]

Caution:  Newsweek.  This article is replete with bias and unfounded presuppositions:
Trump Lawyer Could Spend Rest of Her Life in Prison.  Christina Bobb, a former lawyer to Donald Trump, said she could spend the rest of her life in prison following a recent indictment in Arizona.  Bobb, who currently serves as the head of the Republican National Committee's (RNC) election integrity unit, was recently indicted by Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes in connection to alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in favor of Trump.

Stormy Daniels Owes Trump $300,000 Plus Interest for Making False Claims Against Him.  For some reason the lapdog media is not reporting today that Stormy Daniels owes President Trump $300,000 for making false claims against him.  In March 2022, the 9th Circuit Court issued a final ruling in the case brought against Trump by disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti and Stormy.  The court ruled that Stormy Daniels owed President Trump $300,000 in legal fees for filing a frivolous lawsuit against the US President.  The media is ignoring this important development as they continue to lie by omission to the American public.

The Difference Between Trump's Bodega Visit and Biden's Gas Station 'Photo-Op' Is Truly Remarkable.  Support for the two 2024 election candidates looks very different, and it's good news for those who want the United States back to the way it was before Democrats assumed office.  After spending hours in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday, former President Donald Trump was met with an abundance of support while visiting a local New York City bodega.  "Trump, Trump, Trump," "Four more years," and "We love Trump," could be heard from the streets of the city as the 2024 hopeful addressed the crowd.  The crowd filled with dozens of supporters began singing the National Anthem as the former president approached them.  The energy was abundant, lively, and full of hope as Trump promised to Make America Great Again.  Nothing compares to his presence — however hard President Joe Biden tries.  [Tweet]

The Editor says...
Trump's event featured a large and genuinely supportive crowd.  Biden's event was a scripted copycat astroturfed farce.

Deranged 'Get Trump' Democrats only boost ex-president with their constant attacks, insults.  [Scroll down]  In the end, as with the rest of the lawfare against Trump, this trial serves as a smokescreen to cover the corruption revelations about the Bidens that have come from the House impeachment committees.  Biden let the cat out of the bag when asked about the probes of Trump the day after the 2022 midterms when he said his goal was to make sure Trump doesn't take power.  "We just have to demonstrate that he will not take power if he does run, making sure he — under legitimate efforts of our Constitution — does not become the next president again."  The next month, Biden's No. 3 political appointee at the DOJ, Matthew Colangelo, was sent to Bragg's office to run the Trump case.  Bragg is a cog in the Democratic attack machine.  That's the real election interference.

Tim Scott:  Trump Trial 'Injustice' [is] Driving Black Voters to GOP.  Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told Breitbart News exclusively on Monday afternoon that the trial that Democrats are dragging former President Donald Trump through in New York is only driving more black voters away from Democrats — like President Joe Biden — and toward the Republican Party and Trump.  "There's no doubt that when you see a nearly 75 percent increase in black men wanting to support President Trump, that's not an insignificant increase," Scott told Breitbart News as Trump sat in a New York courtroom facing criminal charges from District Attorney Alvin Bragg.  "That is a gargantuan step in the right direction.  Why?  Because the Democrat stronghold on power is being broken by people who say, 'This isn't fair, and I want an America that is fair, and if they will do it to him, they will do it to me.'[...]"

Trump Victory Plans:  Massive Wall Street Deregulation.  Should former President Donald Trump win the 2024 election, one of his plans is to seriously reduce the federal government's regulation of banks and financial markets.  This could include the outright elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among other actions. [...] You can be sure Reuters' editorial position will be hostile to any Trump plans.  But while it's difficult to estimate the costs that overbearing regulations place on the financial sector and every aspect of our economy, it's easy to see how deregulation could have more benefits than risks.  Getting rid of Dodd-Frank altogether would be a good start, but that will require Congress, not just the executive branch, and it's not certain that, even if we assume President Trump wins a second term, what manner of Congress he will be dealing with.  There is, of course, a lot the president can do on his own, as the regulatory agencies are part of the Executive Branch.

Defending Trump's Abortion Stance.  If Lincoln was going to be elected in 1860, he wasn't going to succeed calling for the abolition of slavery.  Trump has decided that pushing federal abortion elimination is a losing proposition in 2024.  Like it or not, Trump is right about the politics of the issue.  A majority opposes ending abortion.  He's right to assert that the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade and returning abortion to the states is where this historic issue needs to be.  But let's stress, for the time being.  Abortion is modern America's slavery issue.  Slavery wasn't settled at ballot boxes.  The Compromise of 1850 was an attempted congressional fix that inflamed tensions.  Lincoln opposed slavery's extension, but acknowledged slavery as constitutionally protected.  The slave states were to be left alone.  Despite Lincoln's efforts to calm southern fears, his politics failed.  The slavery question was resolved by war — a war the South instigated.  It took three-quarters of a century — and four years of blood and treasure — to destroy that awful institution.  This isn't to suggest that abortion is destined to be settled by war.  It's to suggest that, finally, the American house will not be divided against itself indefinitely, not over a question as seminal as what constitutes human life.  The day will come for a national solution.  That day isn't now.

Cops Seize E Jean Carroll's Unregistered Gun After National Pulse Report.  New York police took custody of an unlicensed firearm belonging to anti-Trump activist E. Jean Carroll following a report from The National Pulse.  In January 2024, we reported that Carroll disclosed holding a firearm at her home during her defamation trial against former President Donald Trump.  This revelation, according to a police report, led Warwick, New York police to visit Carroll's residence on February 15 to address the weapon.

Trump Finds $175 Million Bond Backer in 'King of Subprime Auto Loans' Billionaire Don Hankey.  On Tuesday [4/2/2024], former President Donald Trump obtained a bond to cover the $175 million bond in his New York fraud case.  The Knight Specialty Insurance Company will hold the bond.  The company is owned by California's "King of Subprime Auto Loans" Don Hankey.  While Hankey is a Trump supporter and donor, he said Tuesday in an interview with the Daily Mail that he has not met Trump personally.  Hankey had been approached earlier regarding the original $460 million bond but was only able to make the deal after the amount was reduced by the appeals court.

Whistleblower Claims Michael Avenatti Reportedly [...] Cooked Up Hush Money Scheme To Extort Money From Trump.  Tony Seruga is a very popular commentator on Twitter.  In his profile, the conservative commentator with over 77K followers, Mr. Seruga, states that he's an Intel Ops CIA/NSA Contractor/Whistleblower.  This afternoon [3/27/2024], Mr. Seruga dropped a bombshell, and if true, it could blow up the whole Stormy Daniels affair with Trump lie that the mainstream media and Democrats have been clinging to since 2015.  Tony Seruga claims he used to share office space with the convicted felon and former attorney, Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her case alleging that then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump paid her hush money to keep their alleged "affair" out of the public.

Trump's Net Worth Hits $6.5 Billion, Making Him One of World's 500 Richest People.  [Scroll down]  Of course, we found out in the Twitter files released after Elon Musk bought it that the government bribed Dorsey to censor conservatives.  Start your own Twitter, the media mocked him.  He did.  They hated it.  NBC painted him as a hypocrite, reporting, "Former President Donald Trump pitched his new social media platform, Truth Social, as a haven for free speech and a counterweight to the big tech giants that have in recent years put a greater emphasis on moderating content users post to their sites.  "But as the platform's terms of service agreement makes clear, not all speech will be permitted.  Specifically, users are prohibited from speaking ill of the platform itself or its leadership." [...] It looks like start-you-own-Twitter-ha-ha-ha was sound advice.  Last week, Truth Social announced it was merging with one of Trump's companies, which will sell shares in the merged company.  Trump just doubled his pleasure, doubled his fun and doubled his wealth.  Bloomberg reported last night, "Trump's Net Worth Hits $6.5 Billion, Making Him One of World's 500 Richest People."  So much for bankrupting the man.

Trump's net worth surges to $6.4 billion to make him one of the world's 500 richest people for the first time.  Donald Trump's net worth is shooting up even as he is forced to assemble piles of cash to pay court judgments — now climbing onto at least one coveted billionaire's list.  The former president's net worth has climbed to $6.4 billion following last week's announcement that Digital World Acquisition shareholders voted the special purpose acquisition company to merge with the Trump firm that owns his Truth Social platform.  After a jump in its stock price, Trump's net worth jumped by an astonishing $4 billion — which comes on top of his golf, real estate, and branding empire.

Trump Sues ABC News, Host George Stephanopoulos for Defamation.  Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday against the American Broadcasting Companies (ABC) and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, accusing them of defamation.  The complaint alleges that Mr. Stephanopoulos defamed President Trump on March 10, during an episode of "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," when he repeatedly stated during the broadcast that a jury had found President Trump liable for the rape of writer E. Jean Carroll, despite being "aware of the truth."  "These statements were and remain false, and were made by Defendant Stephanopoulos with actual malice or with a reckless disregard for the truth given that Defendant Stephanopoulos knows that these statements are patently and demonstrably false," the complaint reads.  President Trump's complaint alleges that Mr. Stephanopoulos was aware that the jury did not find the former president liable for rape, "yet still falsely stated otherwise."

It's time for Democrats to visit the head doctor.  The Supreme Court's 9-0 ruling had three messages, two of them apparent and one between the lines.  The first message is that states don't get to remove presidential candidates for partisan reasons.  It would result in chaos.  In other words, Democrats wouldn't get to vote for Biden in Texas and Republicans would not get to vote for Trump in California.  Talk about irreconciliable differences and a Union blowing up.  It would not be long before some states looked for a way out.  The second message is that we don't accuse someone of a crime that he was not charged with or convicted of.  I understand that some Democrats don't want to believe this but former President Trump has not been charged with or found guilty of insurrection.  Where are the civil libertarians concerning this?  I don't hear them talking about due process.  I guess that those things don't apply to the Orange Man.

Trump Made Our Political Choice Clear.  I used to think that Donald Trump's greatest accomplishment was banishing the Clintons from the political landscape.  I was wrong.  Sidelining the Clinton grifters is a distant second to his greatest feat — showing us, in the starkest possible way, the political choice that we face.  He has drawn the radicals into the open, to show us what they have been working towards since the administration of Barack Obama.  I'm an unapologetic Trump supporter, but even I must admit that he makes it easy for some to dislike him.  He's everything the social justice warriors insist that we despise.  He's a white male multi-billionaire who had a privileged childhood.  He has a jaded history with the ladies, and is inclined to get into verbal battles that would be better avoided.  In other words:  he's just as flawed as the rest of us.  But I'm beginning to realize that his unlikability to some is actually his superpower.  He causes the Left to act out a self-destructive demonstration of their corrosiveness to the American experiment.

Is Trump's Mega-Fine Unconstitutional?  Although the Eighth Amendment is not explicitly limited to criminal cases, its three subjects — bail, fines and punishments — all relate generally to criminal cases.  Trump's fine was imposed in what was denominated a civil case.  But it was not a traditional civil case between private parties, because no private parties were allegedly damaged by Trump.  It was a case brought by the State of New York, which would receive the fine.  Moreover, the fine was intended to deter the kind of conduct of which Trump was accused.  These factors make the fine seem closer to the usual attributes of a public criminal case than of a private civil case.  A functional analysis of the fine in this case could well conclude that it is really criminal in nature and should be covered by the Eighth Amendment.  Trump's lawyers will certainly argue at this point, though they are unlikely to succeed on the initial appeal.  They will then almost certainly seek certiorari, a review by the Supreme Court of the United States, by alleging a violation of the Eighth Amendment.

New stunning revelation about judge in Trump's E. Jean Carroll "rape" case leaks out.  By now, we all realize that our government and many of our so-called "esteemed institutions" are steeped in massive corruption.  Yet, even so, the sheer audacity of this corruption can still stun even the most jaded among us.  That's what has happened with the recent developments in the so-called "rape case" involving E. Jean Carroll, a weird and controversial "sexual writer," who once called rape "sexy" during an interview on CNN.  [Video clip]  In a move that baffles the mind, the judge, without any concrete evidence, has suggested that Trump might be guilty of an alleged "rape" that supposedly occurred in a department store dressing room decades ago.  But the plot thickens when we take a deep dive into the judge's political leanings, which have recently come to light, unveiling a web of potential political bias.  Remarkably, this is the same judge appointed by Bill Clinton, of all womanizing people, who had previously dismissed charges against the notoriously controversial Prince Andrew.  Andrew faced accusations from Jeffrey Epstein's victims of horrific acts involving minors.  These women bravely came forward with firsthand accounts of their ordeals, providing details that are compelling and impossible to dismiss as mere political vendettas.  The difference in judicial reactions casts yet another disturbing light on the non-stop corruption within our system.  This is a very concerning scenario that challenges us to seriously question the integrity of our legal system and the unseen forces and bribes that are likely shaping its decisions.

Trump's Conundrum.  There is an increasing consensus among conservatives and Republicans that if the Democrats win the White House and one or both Houses of Congress, this nation may well never recover.  Therefore, it is imperative that:  1) Trump quickly resolve the issue of who pays his legal bills and judgements; 2) the Trump/Republican army of small donors reprises the vital role they played in the 2016 and 2020 election; and 3) the bulk of large Republican donors acknowledge the dire situation facing the nation, cease their fixation with stopping Trump from winning the nomination as, after South Carolina, only Trump can determine whether or not he is the nominee, and begin to at least match their 2020 contributions to the individual campaigns, the Party, and Republican-affiliated PACs.  The Republican Party and the Trump campaign cannot afford to fall further behind the monolithic Biden/Democrat machine.

E. Jean Carroll May Sue Trump Again, and the Reason Is Absurd.  On Monday night, Shawn Crowley, one of the attorneys representing E. Jean Carroll, suggested that Carroll is considering yet another lawsuit against Donald Trump because he insists on defending himself by denying any wrongdoing.  At issue were Trump's statements over the weekend at a rally in Michigan, where he criticized Carroll's lawsuits and called them unfair.  Crowley indicated that they're keeping tabs on Trump's public statements, waiting to pounce.

Donald Trump is Right about NATO.  History has shown that once the stated purpose of a military alliance no longer exists that alliance must be either dramatically altered or disbanded, or it will assume other purposes that inevitably leads to chaos.  The hierarchy of NATO is now promoting the globalist version of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) as the guiding policy of the alliance.  As part of that shift, they have taken the position that first line of defense is no longer a military one but censoring and controlling the free citizens of the member states in order to make certain that "disinformation" does not affect the "proper outcome" of elections among the nations of NATO. [...] The original purpose of NATO no longer exists, and the alliance has abandoned its founding principles.  Therefore, once the inevitable negotiated settlement of the war in Ukraine occurs, and if Trump is President, he must inform the countries of Europe that United States will, over a three-year timeline, exit its active participation in NATO by removing its military presence from the continent and initiating a new limited membership in the alliance, forcing the European nations of NATO to reform the alliance and take seriously their responsibility to protect their interests.

Obscene award against Trump is testing the New York legal system's integrity.  In laying the foundation for his sweeping decision against former President Donald Trump, Judge Arthur Engoron observed that "this is a venial sin, not a mortal sin."  Yet, at $355 million, one would think that Engoron had found Trump to be the source of Original Sin.  The judgment against Trump (and his family and associates) was met with a level of unrestrained celebration by many in New York that bordered on the indecent.  Attorney General Letitia James declared not only that Trump would be barred from doing business in New York for three years, but that the damages would come to roughly $460 million once interest was included.  That makes the damages against Trump greater than the gross national product of some countries, including Micronesia.  Yet the court admitted that not a single dollar was lost by the banks from these dealings.  Indeed, witnesses testified that they wanted to do more business with Trump, who was described as a "whale" client with high yield business opportunities.

Trump-loving truckers refusing to drive to NYC after his $355 million fraud ruling.  Trump-supporting truckers are saying they are refusing to drive to New York City after the former president was slapped with a $355 million fine in his fraud case last week.  A conservative social media influencer and trucker who goes by Chicago Ray posted a video clip in which he claims that some of his colleagues are going to stop making deliveries to New York City to protest the ruling, issued in Manhattan Supreme court on Friday.  "I've been on the radio talking to drivers for about the past hour and I've talked to about ten drivers ... and they're going to start refusing loads to New York City starting on Monday," Ray said in the video from inside his truck.  He said he's already spoken to some drivers that work with him who told their boss they won't go to The Big Apple.

A potential truckers strike against New York City.  On Saturday afternoon, a video was creeping up on X/Twitter suggesting a trucker's strike against New York City because of truckers' anger about the $384 million judgment against Donald Trump.  I asked, "Is this going to be something?" Well, yes, it is, and that's despite the fact that, per the original video, only thirteen or fourteen truckers were contemplating a strike.  Now, though, in true black swan fashion, it's become a real story that could have a powerful effect on the lawfare coming out of leftist cities.  [Tweet with video clip]  [...] But he's also describing a deep anger at the way in which the establishment is systematically denying voters of their right to have a say in choosing whom they want to be president of the United States of America.  As of now, Chicago Ray's video has over 5 million views.  More than that, it's popping up all over as a real possibility.  It's getting huge play on X.  Currently, "truckers" is trending with over 234,000 posts, while "Boycott New York" is steadily climbing upward.

President Trump's Kafkaesque Civil Trial in New York State.  Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a $355 million fine and has been barred from doing business in New York State for three years.  Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay essentially all of his cash reserves of $400 million, which fine if upheld would force Trump to sell some of his real estate holdings to raise cash to live on.  Once interest is added on the total fine will rise to $450 million.  This is all on top of an $83.3 million fine Trump must pay for allegedly defaming the writer E. Jean Carroll.  The fines in total could deprive Trump of between 11% and 13% of his wealth.  Trump's adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric have also been fined, and they are barred from doing business in New York State for two years.

Appeal This!  Most coverage of Friday's verdict from a Manhattan courthouse has focused on the $350 million plus that rogue judge Arthur F Engoron has demanded Trump cough up -- for a "crime" which has no known victims and no identifiable proceeds.  Confiscating (with interest) close to half-a-billion dollars for no good reason is certainly unusual, even by the standards of US "justice". [...] Nobody seemed to think the former president had much chance of winning in this particular venue.  So most of the commentary had airily assumed he'd be obliged to kick it upstairs to the appellate court, where he'll surely win.  Several legal scholars said the same of my own case.  For my own part, I was too focused on the trial to give much attention to what came next.  But one hears so much breezy chit-chat in America about appealing this and appealing that that one takes one's appellate rights for granted.  Not so.  In order to appeal, a losing party has to post a bond for the amount at issue.

Trump Is the Man Nixon Couldn't Be.  Watergate is only one data point in mapping out how the establishment tries to destroy its enemies.  One of the most amazing things about Watergate is that Nixon's predecessors, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, had done far more illegal things.  The allegations Nixon was charged with pale in comparison.  Many of the people who worked to destroy Nixon had been directly involved in breaking the law in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.  In retrospect, it is stunning how hypocritical Nixon's enemies were.  The story is, of course, still relevant today.  The Washington establishment has continued to attack Trump with the same extraordinary hypocrisy.  It paid to have Trump framed for made-up crimes (the Steele Dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign and handed over to the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee) and then used the instruments of government to surround him with falsehoods to drive him out of public life (the phony dossier was used as a basis for getting FISA warrants to spy on and later investigate Trump and his associates, etc.).  These efforts are amazing and teach us much about the corruption and illegality of Washington's establishment structure — but the pattern started much earlier.

Newly Resurrected Video of E. Jean Carroll from Her 90's TV Show Reveals a Completely Unpredictable and Deranged Woman.  A newly resurrected video of E. Jean Carroll from her 1996 television show in New York City reveals a completely unpredictable and deranged woman who is obsessed with men and sex.  The guests look noticeably uncomfortable as E. Jean Carroll lays down on the floor during the segment, starts screaming something about 'The Dating Game' show and then objectifies the male guests.

Trump's next Cabinet.  Never before has the selection of a vice president been more important because in choosing a running mate, President Trump's may be picking our 47th president.  My first choice would be Vivek Ramaswamy, [...] He is not of Washington, which is the top qualification the next VP must have.  That he is from the business sector is a drawback because government experience matters.  You have to know the enemy.  RINOs rolled Trump repeatedly as he foolishly thought the Republican hierarchy would accept him as their president.  Wrong!  The Republican Senate stuck him with career backstabbers and moles.  His first homeland security secretary opposed building the wall.  They stuck him with those disloyalists thanks to the Senate's power to veto nominees.  To get confirmation, an appointee must survive a gauntlet of RINOs and Democrats.  This time around, no compromises.  Senate Republicans can say no if they want the wrath of the republic.

Assessing Donald J. Trump.  If Trump had lost in 2016, it would not have hurt his brand.  He would still be a celebrity, a player, and a successful business tycoon.  But the Donald, being Trump, would not stay down for the count after 2020; guys like Trump do not go quietly into the night.  So in 2024 Trump is leading a crusade for justice — garnished with déjà vu and sugarplums of justice, if not revenge.  Surely, DT doesn't need a job, money, or another hobby... and his many partisan detractors have pretty much given him another full-time job now as a defendant.

15 Facts About E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Against Trump the Media Don't Want You to Know.  E. Jean Carroll's second defamation lawsuit closed on Friday as a New York jury determined that former President Donald Trump owes her $83.3 million for defaming her in 2019.  However, what has continually fallen under the radar is the fact that there are serious concerns with the woman's entire story.  Yet, she was awarded tens of millions of dollars. [...] Here are some facts about Carroll's story that the establishment media do not want the public to know:
  [#1]   Bergdorf Goodman has no surveillance video of the alleged incident.
  [#2]   There are zero witnesses to the alleged sexual attack.
  [#3]   Carroll first came forward — conveniently — with the allegations while promoting her book What Do We Need Men For? in 2019, which featured a list of "The Most Hideous Men of My Life."
  [#4]   Carroll was unable to remember when this alleged attack even occurred. [...]

Is Biden Poison-Pilling Trump?  Within less than eleven months, and if nothing else goes wrong, Trump, as the newly (re-)elected president, will inherit no less than three wars, a flailing economy, a 34-trillion-dollar federal deficit, high crime rates across the country, a broken Southern border that has spilled at least nine million new people into the country without being vetted, and a Deep State that doesn't want him to succeed.  If that isn't pancake syrup gutting up an engine, then I don't know what is.  I might even question Trump's sanity — or his courage — to want to get anywhere near this calamitous effort of trying to fix what Biden has broken.

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Leaving stink bombs for the next president is exactly what Obama did.  This is just more evidence that Obama is still the acting president in 2024.

They should have just let him win.  The New Hampshire primary and all the rest became irrelevant on August 24, 2023, when Fani Wills indicted Trump in Atlanta and got her mugshot.  We found out later that she also got $700,000 in taxpayer money to travel and party with her married boyfriend.  The public saw the defiance in his eyes and realized finally that he is right.  He is getting screwed by the state of Georgia and its corrupt politicians like Fani and its RINO governor.  There is no case.  He complained that the election was rigged.  So what?  There never is a case with these impeachments and investigations.  The press promotes these deranged conspiracy theories (Putin fixed the election for Trump!!!) [...] when in fact they are crazed Democrat stunts designed to distract the American people from the devil's work that Democrats and RINOs are doing in Washington.  Jussie Smollett's story was more believable than the nonsense about Trump stealing nuclear codes so he can start World War 3 from his bunker in Mar-a-Lago.  The result of this overkill is a 30-point lead for Donald Trump.

If Trump really is so uniquely appalling, how come tens of millions of perfectly reasonable Americans want him back in the White House?  Let the howling and gnashing of teeth begin.  Following his thumping victory in Iowa on Monday night and with a commanding lead going into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump looks nailed on to secure the Republican Party's nomination for the US presidency.  Barring death or some obscure legal intervention, he will go on to face the failing, ailing Joe Biden again in November's election.  As things stand, the pollsters and bookmakers suggest that this time he will win.  Cue another great panic about the end of the free world as we know it.  Left-liberal commentators are lining up to parade their despair.  Political leaders and media experts gravely inform us that, in his second term, Trump will be ever more radical and dangerous.  He'll turn America into a dictatorship and upend the international 'rules-based' order, we are told.  'All-out war is what Trump wants,' says Biden.  Such dread-mongering might be more effective if we hadn't heard it all so often in the eight years since Donald Trump stunned the world by beating Hillary Clinton to the presidency in 2016.

You're Going To Get Dirty.  [Scroll down]  This is our challenge.  Hate Trump all you want, but he is the international symbol of nationalist populism, the counter to globalism.  Is he controlled opposition?  I don't know and I don't care.  That's irrelevant in the worldwide struggle against a one world government, those in Davos, the WHO and the WEF.  Javier Milei is not my hero, but he has demonstrated remarkable resolution to do the things necessary for Argentina's survival and ultimate return to greatness and to push back against globalism.  Again, nothing is pure and virtuous, we don't live in those times, if they have ever existed at all.  There is better and there is worse and that's the choice we have, the only choice.  Trump may not be a saint, neither is Milei, neither is Orban.  There are no saints, but there are demons and whatever it takes to fight off the globalists, the UN, the WHO, the WEF, I'll take.

Donald Trump and the Fate of the Nation.  It appears, short of a catastrophic event over the next eight months that forces him out of the race, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2024.  By capturing the nomination, he will be thrust into a stark and near untenable situation in November.  Regardless of who they nominate, the Democrats will make the entire election campaign about Donald Trump, as they did with overwhelming success in the midterms of 2018 and 2022 and the presidential election of 2020.  He and the bulk of Republican electorate are well aware of this reality.  Therefore, once Trump accepts the nomination, he must win the general election, or, by default, he will be solely responsible for the fate of this nation if he loses to whoever the Democrats nominate.  This situation cannot be said of any past presidential election.  This stark reality is grossly unfair to Trump as well as being unprecedented.  However, Trump stands alone in American political history as having been successfully vilified and made the centerpiece of the political opposition's campaign in four elections cycles (including 2024).

A Pointless Republican Primary.  President Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee.  He is far ahead in every primary poll.  His supporters originally worried that he would be too polarizing and would go down in flames in the general election, but it appears he will also win the general election against incompetent, unpopular, and increasingly demented Joe Biden.  Indictments, lawfare, media propaganda, and phalanx-style opposition from the organs of conservatism have all been arrayed against Trump.  He has also earned the contempt of the managerial class's elite: the judges, the academics, and the think tankers, as well as the GS and SES class around Washington, D.C.  Even so, his enemies have barely dented him.

Trump's blowout win in Iowa sure does send a message about those politicized prosecutions.  One wonders what it's like to be Jack Smith, Alvin Bragg, Leticia James, or Fani Willis waking up to watch CNN this morning. [...] It sounds like the voters have some unfinished business they'd like to take care of.  And what it really says, aside from the unfinished business of Trump, who, after all, was defrauded of his victory in 2020, is that the prosecutors attempting to take down Trump are only building Trump back better.  Their prosecutions have effectively kept Trump from post-presidential obscurity, and put him front and center of the news, talked about every day, as the underdog everyone's rooting for, in voters' minds.  That may explain the intensity of the support for Trump. in a place where voters had to trudge through snow in Arctic sub-freezing temperatures to do so.  More to the point, it's a vote of no confidence in our justice system.  Everyone can see that the charges against Trump are about politics, not justice.

Trump Vows to Create 'Largest Deportation Effort' in U.S. History If Reelected.  Former president Donald Trump vowed during his Fox News town hall on Wednesday night to create the "largest deportation effort in the history of our country" if he is reelected in November, saying "we have no choice."  Trump, the leading contender for the Republican nomination, said that as many as 18 million people will have entered the country illegally by the end of Democrat Joe Biden's presidency, a number that he said is "not sustainable for our country."  "Many of those people come from jails and prisons, many of those people come from mental institutions and insane asylums, and many of those people are terrorists," he said, taking another big swing on the issue that helped to propel him to the White House in 2016.

Over 80 Percent of Democrats Believe States Should Disqualify Trump from 2024 Ballot.  Eighty one percent of Democrats believe states should disqualify former president Donald Trump from presidential ballots, according to a new CBS News/YouGov poll.  By contrast, 90 percent of Republicans believe states should keep Trump's name on the ballot.  Independents are more closely split:  44 percent believe states should remove Trump's name from ballots, while 56 percent believe states should allow Trump's name to remain on ballots.  Both Colorado and Maine have disqualified Trump from their respective primary ballots because his actions in the wake of the 2020 election allegedly violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which forbids individuals who have "engaged in insurrection" from seeking federal office.

A Case Study in Stage 4 Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Robert Reich is a case in point.  He was Bill Clinton's secretary of labor, and he's currently a professor of public policy at Berkeley — giving him two TDS risk factors.  He recently published an article in The Guardian entitled "Here are 10 new year resolutions for saving American democracy." [...] So, with
  •   the world approaching WWIII;
  •   political polarization tearing America apart;
  •   fiscal policies making economic collapse inevitable;
  •   institutions charged with protecting our Constitution instead destroying it;
  •   crime turning our cities into a year-round rerun of The Purge;
  •   a president taking bribes from China, Ukraine, and Russia;
  •   Congress stuffing its pockets via insider trading;
  •   homelessness and drug addiction making our sidewalks look like a scene from The Walking Dead; and
  •   South America trying to move into North America for the free housing and medical care,
Robert Reich considers our biggest threat... Donald Trump.

The Real Reason Trump is a Threat.  The 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump, is a particular kind of president, out of all the previous presidents in modern history, and a specific kind of threat to established political organizations.  He is not a threat per se to voters, or to Americans, but rather to the current political party system.  But there is a fascinating reason why this is so, and I'd like to suggest that it stems from the most powerful element of America itself, including its founding:  individualism. [...] This is the precise antagonism to progressive Left ideology, because everything they stand for is based on group behavior, group consensus, group solidarity, and group thinking. [...] Take a look at the the Constitution:  it is signed by individuals, in individual signatures representing individual commitment.  So is the Declaration, and so is the Federalist.  Yes, these signers also had roles in business enterprise, or may have held official office, but institutionalism then was mostly a formality; it carried no ubiquitous institutional power.  They acted first and foremost as individuals.

So Trump is Really Hitler?  Donald Trump is often compared to Hitler by otherwise normal people.  If they go beyond a simple assertion of similarity the fearful ones do not compare the actions and experiences of the two, but rather they take their worst imaginings of what Trump might do in the future — which, surprisingly, are very like what Hitler did.  These wild fears are too removed from reality to deserve serious consideration.  But we have detailed information about both Trump and Hitler, so real comparisons can be made, and there are significant differences that ought to be remembered.  The first has to do with political activity.  From the end of World War I when Hitler was nearly 30 years old he devoted his life exclusively to seeking power.  Donald Trump, on the other hand, graduated from U. Penn at the age of 22, and for the next 40 years or more devoted himself to making money. [...] In 2016, at the age of 70, Donald Trump, for the first time, decided to seek power.  He subjected himself to years of calumny and subversion and harassment by petty politicians, lawyers, and media personalities.  His net wealth declined significantly.

Donald Trump's 2024 Vice President.  The primary factor of President Trump's pick for VP should be, who will be the 2028 nominee.  Prior to President Trump's first term in office, traditionally the role of the Vice-President, the actual tasks they are assigned to carry out, were generally ceremonial in nature.  However, President Trump approached the VP role differently, and gave substantive policy initiatives to Vice President Mike Pence.  [Pence proved he was not a good executive] [...] Knowing this, and fully understanding the skills, strengths and weaknesses of each potential VP selection, I look at the Big Picture through the prism of who do I want at the helm, that has enough loyalty to ensure the deconstruction takes place and/or continues and holds the integrity/fortitude to provide me some measure of assurance.  I guess this is the proverbial trust factor, only this time it's even more important.  Right now, only one person hits that level of integrity for me, Dr. Ben Carson.

Poll: About 20% of Democrats Want Donald Trump Executed, Exiled, Jailed for Life.  Some Democrats wish the worst for former President Donald Trump, even though his presidency successfully created prosperity for the nation's citizens.  Before the Chinese coronavirus came to the U.S., the Trump administration built the world's most prosperous economy, according to White House archives:
  •   America gained 7 million new jobs — more than three times government experts' projections.
  •   Incomes rose in every single metro area in the United States for the first time in nearly three decades.
  •   Unemployment for women hit its lowest rate in nearly 70 years.
  •   The DOW closed above 20,000 for the first time in 2017 and topped 30,000 in 2020.
  •   Jobless claims hit a nearly 50-year low.
  •   Lifted nearly seven million people off of food stamps.
Despite the accomplishments, many Democrats hold Trump in contempt.

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Regardless of Donald Trump's many accomplishments, one fifth of the baby-killing socialist democrats want to see something bad happen to him, far beyond merely losing the next election.  This is proof that [#1] not everyone should vote, [#2] too many people believe everything the talking heads on TV tell them, and [#3] civil war is not far away.  If they hate Donald Trump that much, they probably hate his supporters, too, and they won't listen to facts.  This country is beyond repair.

Trump Can't Go on Trial If He's Elected in 2024, Lawyer Says.  Former President Donald Trump's lawyers argued in the Georgia election case that the charges should be thrown out because it's a violation of his "free speech" and also noted that if he wins the 2024 presidential election, the Fulton County trial cannot go through.  During a roughly six-hour hearing in Fulton County on Dec. 1, Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee asked Mr. Sadow what would happen if President Trump wins the 2024 election and if the trial hasn't occurred yet.  "Under the Supremacy Clause and its duty to the president of the United States, this trial would not take place at all until after he left his term of office," the former president's attorney said in response, according to a live stream posted on the judge's YouTube page.  It means that the former president wins the 2024 election and Judge McAfee agreed that he shouldn't be tried until he leaves office, which would delay the trial date to at least January 20, 2029.

A Trump-Tucker ticket?  A Trump Tucker ticket for the presidency in 2024.  Just imagine it. [...] An unashamed and without apology Trump-Tucker ticket might just be the political platform and personalities that save the American empire from the dustpan of history.  Now, if there is election interference and voter fraud like there was in 2020, it will not matter.  If in the toss-up states, they stop counting the votes at 11:30 p.m. and after everyone goes home, start up again at 2:30 in the morning, it won't matter.  If Fulton County, Georgia counts Biden votes multiple times, it won't matter.  If the upper Midwest states use Zuckerbucks again, it won't matter.  If the management and upper echelons at Fox News appear to be willing participants, it won't matter.  If state election officials in Pennsylvania are once again allowed to purposely ignore their very own state legislated election laws, it won't matter.  If 2024 election tabulations are counted just as they were in the Purple States in 2020, it won't matter.

Sidney Powell Didn't Flip on Trump or MAGA.  It is alarming (although not surprising) to see the misinformation in headlines, new articles, and on social media about Sidney Powell's plea in Georgia last week.  Even good Republicans and MAGA supporters seem confused and misinformed about the facts of her plea, many believing she has disavowed her position on the 2020 election and betrayed her supporters or that she has "flipped" on Trump.  First, let's be very clear that Sidney did not plead guilty to a conspiracy with Donald Trump to unlawfully overturn the 2020 election. [...] Claims she flipped on Donald Trump are outlandish and without basis.  We say that someone has flipped when a defendant agrees to testify/incriminate someone else in exchange for a lighter charge or suggested lighter sentence.  But Sidney's plea agreement is for conduct unrelated to Donald Trump and only tenuously related to even Sidney herself.  Simply put:  Sidney agreed to take the rap for the disputed access to Fulton County machines.  Second, keep in mind that Sidney's plea is different from the other pleas.  The media has been reporting on each plea as if each co-defendant is caving and pleading to the same serious charges — admitting the fight for election integrity was a fraud and there was a conspiracy with Trump.  This is not true.

Minnesota Supreme Court blocks bid to remove Trump from primary ballot in 14th Amendment challenge.  The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt to block Donald Trump from the state's GOP primary ballot next year based on the 14th Amendment's "insurrectionist ban" but said the challengers can try again to block him from the general election ballot if the former president wins the Republican nomination.  The 14th Amendment, ratified after the Civil War, says US officials who take an oath to uphold the Constitution are banned from future office if they "engaged in insurrection."  But the Constitution doesn't say how to enforce the ban, and it has only been applied twice since 1919, which is why many experts view these challenges as a long shot.

MAGA Is the New Sons and Daughters of Liberty.  [Scroll down]  Slumbering citizens do their master's bidding.  They celebrate their king's birthday as if it were their own.  Then someone in the mold of a Sam Adams or Paul Revere comes along, lights a match, and says, "See this — it is liberty; watch what happens when it catches fire in the hearts of men."  Old orders burn and rotten institutions implode.  Why is the Make America Great Again movement such a threat to the Establishment Class in D.C.?  Because it is a modern-day rebirth of the Sons and Daughters of American Liberty.  It represents a group of Americans allied, irrespective of race or class, who hear the growing sound of fifes and the steady beat of drums.  Its revolutionary fervor echoes that of the American colonists who transformed themselves from obedient servants to patriotic heroes in a few short years.  Its rallying cry promises the restoration of power to the people and the end of an unprincipled, unconstitutional State.  MAGA is that squib that has the potential to turn the world upside-down again, and every Deep State parasite feeding at D.C.'s taxpayer-funded trough fears that its promise will one day come true.

Trump's Popularity is Not Inexplicable.  In a routine that has become familiar of late, CNN's Jim Acosta reports the ongoing ascendancy of Donald Trump in the polls with a mixture of dismay and disbelief.  With these emotions front and center on his November 5 cable show, Acosta grimly reported the latest polling on the 2024 presidential candidates, noting that Trump is now ahead of Biden in five out of six crucial swing states.  In Nevada, where Trump lost by 2 percentage points in 2020, Trump is now up by 11 points over Biden.  As Acosta proceeded to interview experts in an attempt to make sense out of this, the prevailing message was Biden is too old, and that has voters worried.  David Frum, a reliable uniparty stalwart, reassured Acosta that "Trump is only three years younger than Biden," and that Trump is so weak and elderly that he "can't even open a jar of pickles."  The men then proceeded to applaud Biden as physically hale and hearty, dismissing concerns about his age as unwarranted.  Is that the best they can do?

Do Former Presidents Have Immunity from Criminal Prosecution?  Trump's Lawyers Say Yes; They May be Right.  Lost in the swirl of events over the past three weeks, as well as the rapid pace of events in cases in multiple courts involving former President Trump, is the fact that he moved to dismiss the Washington D.C. case filed against him by Special Counsel Jack Smith based on a claim of "Presidential immunity" from criminal prosecution for acts while in office.  On October 19, 2023, Smith filed an Opposition to that motion.  Much like the motion itself, the Opposition escaped scrutiny as it came around the same time Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro pled guilty — to what I'm still not certain — in the Georgia case, the judge in the New York state civil case was imposing sanctions and a gag order against the former President, and the judge in the DC case imposed, and then stayed, a gag order against the former President in that case.

Trump Exonerated in Years-Long DOJ Probe.  Former President Donald Trump was exonerated by the Department of Justice on Thursday in an investigation into the FBI's intentions to vacate the prestigious J. Edgar Hoover building.  The investigation determined that allegations of collusion made to defend his Washington, D.C. hotel were without merit.  Democratic members of Congress were the first to request the report.  They claimed that President Trump exerted pressure on former Director Christopher Wray to authorize a relocation plan that would have thwarted the development of a competing hotel on the site of the Hoover Building, but provided no evidence to support their claims.  This request resulted in the Oversight and Review Division of the DOJ publishing the report.  Once the Bureau realized that selling the Hoover Building to a private developer would not generate sufficient funds to purchase a new structure, it ultimately decided against proceeding.

Two birds with one stone!
Cher says Trump's reelection would drive her out of US.  Cher is vowing to exit the United States if former President Trump wins the 2024 presidential election.  "I almost got an ulcer the last time," the "Believe" singer said of Trump's time in the White House, during an interview with The Guardian published Wednesday.  "If he gets in, who knows?" Cher said.  "This time I will leave [the country,]" the Grammy Award winner declared.

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[#1] As Regis Philbin used to say, "Who kez?"  [#2] Trump has already served four years as president.  Why hasn't she left already?  [#3] Where would she go?  What country is so much better, in her eyes?

Donald the Inevitable.  If Donald Trump were president, the vaccine would never have been mandatory.  If Donald Trump were president, Putin would not have invaded Donbas.  If Donald Trump were president, inflation would be 1.4%.  If Donald Trump were president, Iran would not be funding Palestine's suicidal assault on Israel.  But he is not president and so we have to play our cards as dealt.  For now.  As civilization inches toward World War III, the return of Donald Trump to the Oval Office and the restoration of our republic nears.  That gives me hope.  Even reporters in Washington see the return of Trump coming.  The money men have surrendered.  Axios reported, "A growing number of anti-Trump Republicans are giving up — and giving into the belief that nothing will stop him from winning the GOP's presidential nomination.

Trump's presidency looks better and better every day.  Once again, we see how the world sees President Biden.  Down in Mexico, he gets ridiculed by President Lopez-Obrador who goes AOC and calls his border fence "a backward step."  In Iran, they get $6 billion and welcome talk of a nuclear deal by having their client Hamas attack Israel.  Who predicted that Iran would use the money to fund terrorism?  You guessed it:  Mr. Orange Man himself.  Who told us that a Biden presidency would open the border and drive up gasoline prices?  Another two for the Orange Man.

Whom did Trump harm?  Trump's situation is particularly scary, not because of the damage being done to his reputation, but as an example of how evil our government of today can be when it wants to destroy someone for political purposes.  What is also disheartening is that Trump's New York enemies felt confident that the pervasive ignorance of the media and general public concerning these matters would allow them to freely pursue this endeavor in spite of how little, if any, substance was behind the charge.  If boasting about one's wealth were a crime, we'd need to build a lot more prisons.

They Are That Evil.  No one with a brain and the ability to do math believes that Joe Biden won the 2020 election.  Everything logical speaks against it.  The rock-star-like reception Trump gets everywhere he goes and the sparse crowds that accompany Joe Biden make that narrative an obvious lie.  No one has been willing to examine the votes taken or the illegality of the law changes at the last moment before the election (most of which required an alteration of the state constitution to change the law).  They just don't want to see it.  But the people know.

Congressman Troy Nehls Shakes Up Speaker Race — Nominates Donald Trump for Speaker of the House.  Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) has thrown a curveball into the already tumultuous race for Speaker of the House.  Taking to Twitter, Nehls announced that he will nominate former President Donald J. Trump for Speaker of the House.  This bombshell comes on the heels of a historic 216-210 vote to remove Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker's chair, marking the first time in U.S. history that a Speaker has been ousted mid-term.  On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 216-210 to remove McCarthy, making him the shortest-serving Speaker since 1876.

The Pentagon's Lack Of Loyalty To President Trump.  During the Trump presidency, Pentagon officials refused to follow orders, substituting their own policies over the constitutionally ordained authority of their Commander in Chief.  We know that officials lied about troop strength in Syria, attempted to undermine and kill the peace initiative with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and refused to call out the military to quell civil unrest during the George Floyd riots.  This is gross insubordination.  James Jeffrey, who was a deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush, US ambassador to Iraq and Turkey under President Obama, and US special representative for Syria engagement under Trump, admitted to just some of the games the Pentagon was playing.  After the 2020 election, he revealed that the Pentagon routinely misled President Trump into believing that the troop count in Syria was substantially lower than it was: [...]

Biographer: Sam Bankman-Fried Sought to Pay Trump $5 Billion Not to Run for Reelection.  Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced former CEO of FTX, sought to pay former President Donald Trump $5 billion not to run for president again, according to biographer Michael Lewis.  Lewis clarified that he was not sure if the former FTX CEO, who has been indicted for many alleged crimes surrounding the collapse of the FTX digital currency exchange, actually spoke to Trump or Trump's team.

The Left's Hatred of Trump Will Elect Him President Again.  The more the left hates Donald Trump, the higher his numbers go.  The significance of this fact is lost on the media, left-wing analysts, and liberal politicians.  They can't grasp that their hatred and hateful rhetoric directed against Trump is actually increasing the passions of his supporters and drawing more and more fence-sitters to his side.  Of course, the left's hate doesn't exist in a vacuum.  Trump is hardly all sweetness and light when he talks about the left.  But the vitriol spewed against Trump is backed up by accusations of criminal activity and indictments.  This has made Trump something of a martyr figure to his base of supporters.  And the more the left persecutes him, the more that ordinary Americans want to protect him.

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None of that matters if the election process is rigged.

Trump Vows to Review Cases of Biden's 'Political Prisoners' Who Were Targeted for Their Pro-Life Beliefs.  President Joe Biden's hate of conservatives is stronger than ever, causing former President Trump to promise Republicans he will fight tooth and nail for them.  Over the weekend, Trump announced that if elected in 2024, he will create a special task force specifically designed to review cases of Biden's "political prisoners."  During the Family Research Council's "Pray, Vote, Stand Summit" in Washington, D.C., Trump vowed to get innocent Americans out of jail for standing up for their beliefs while criminals run rampant.  "I am announcing that the moment I win the election, I will appoint a special task force to rapidly review the cases of every political prisoner who has been unjustly persecuted by the Biden administration," Trump said.

Trump's Ideal Female Running Mate.  Do the GOPe (GOP Establishment) really want to win, or is their real goal to remove the threat to their Uniparty power, control, and money (even if they remain subordinated to the Dems) as represented by Trump and his MAGA supporters?  Is there any way to take our country back other than a reformative counterrevolution led by Trump and a MAGA administration?

Trump's Movement Transcends Politics.  By now, everybody has heard Donald Trump say: "They're not after me; they're after you.  I'm just standing in their way."  It is a rallying cry for his supporters and "conspiracy" fuel for his critics.  But as is the case in many instances, Trump is right.  In fact, "they" have already begun coming after us — which is why the Trump political movement has officially transcended politics.  America's fiercest enemy is now those within its own government using Trump's persecutions as a vehicle to covertly violate individual freedoms.  The damage they are causing is undeniable, and the Trump movement represents the strongest, most wide-reaching, and most unified effort taking on these threats.  Traditional issues that exist in every election are still present.  Immigration, the Second Amendment, the economy, jobs, inflation, taxes, and foreign affairs are still pressing issues.  But a new set of challenges that have arisen are so crucial that if they are not addressed, they will make the traditional issues a moot point.

Why I Will Always Support Donald Trump.  How can educated men like former Vice President Mike Pence, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and former Texas Representative Will Hurd be so stupid?  (I am leaving out former Attorney General Bill Barr since he's busy looking at bridges.)  They have spent much of their lives in Republican politics and yet have a minuscule understanding of the largest grassroots Republican movement in modern history that is embraced and endorsed by more than half of Republicans — primarily the "base."  No Republican can win the nomination without the MAGA base.  America First Patriots stand with Donald Trump just as we did in 2016 and 2020. [...] Never Trumpers say we shouldn't litigate the last election.  If a loved one had been murdered in 2020, would they stop trying to find the assailant just because a few years have passed?  To many Patriots, America's cherished election process was murdered in 2020 and the culprit has yet to be arrested and tried in court.

Report: Raffensperger Testimony Supports Trump Defense in Georgia Case.  Testimony this week in federal court by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reportedly contradicted claims that former President Donald Trump insisted he violate his oath of office by fabricating enough votes to win the state.  As Breitbart News has long noted, the media have misrepresented the January 2021 phone call between Trump and Raffensperger, quoting Trump as telling Raffensperger that he should "find" the votes necessary for him to win.  In fact, Trump said "I just want to find" the votes, referring to his own state of mind.  Moreover, the context was that Trump believed he actually had won the state of Georgia, and the votes simply had not been properly counted yet.

Trump Isn't Disqualified From Holding Office Under the 14th Amendment.  The critics claim that Trump can't be president because he participated in an "insurrection or rebellion."  A lawyer has even filed a lawsuit in Florida seeking to disqualify Trump from appearing on the ballot in that state, relying on [a] portion of the 14th Amendment.  The people making this argument are wrong.  First, Trump has never been convicted in any court of law or by Congress at the conclusion of the second impeachment proceeding of participating in an insurrection or rebellion.  As John Yoo and Robert Delahunty recently pointed out in an essay in The Federalist, "The Senate's acquittal is the only official finding by a federal or state institution on the question of whether Trump committed insurrection."  Moreover, they correctly note that no prosecutor has even charged Trump with insurrection or rebellion in any court, including special counsel Jack Smith in his recent criminal indictment of Trump.

Donald Trump and the 2024 General Election.  Thus far there has been no indication that the Trump campaign or the Republican National Committee understands or has developed any strategy to win the general election.  The ongoing lawfare against Trump will, in all likelihood, spawn a number of uncontrollable factors.  Among them will be Trump's ability to campaign and the necessity of spending massive sums of campaign cash on legal expenses instead of opposing the Democrat nominee.  Additionally, the outcomes of the public trials that will be held prior to the election could potentially result in dramatic negative reactions by the electorate directed towards Trump.  Therefore, the Republican primary voter needs to know what will be the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee strategy if voter sentiment turns markedly against him and/or multiple states arbitrarily and unconstitutionally attempt to disqualify Trump from their ballots based on the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.

That mugshot makes Trump an American martyr.  Inside that Fulton County jail, Donald J. Trump, weighing in at 6-foot-3-inches tall and 215 pounds, became a newly minted anti-establishment figure.  His mugshot is the stuff of Warhol:  Instantly iconic Americana that will be reproduced and repurposed for decades to come.  In the immediate, his enemies have handed him the greatest gift imaginable.

Trump and the Tower of Lies.  Donald Trump is never going to prison.  He is never going to be sentenced.  It's likely that at least some of the legal proceedings are never going to come to fruition, simply because the end result would be too embarrassing to the powers-that-be.  If in fact Trump is ever convicted at all, it will last only until it reaches an unbiased appeals court, at which point each count will be thrown out, one after the other. [...] The entire purpose of these exercises is to see to it that he doesn't run again — that there is no Trump '24 campaign — with the secondary intention of terrorizing anyone that may run in his stead or otherwise inconvenience the Democrats.  In this, they have failed miserably.  Despite this full-bore attack on all levels of the legal system from county to national, despite a legacy media completely in the pocket of the elites, despite the full cooperation of law enforcement and intelligence communities, despite last-ditch opposition from the GOP establishment, Donald Trump is not only maintaining his status as a candidate, he is prevailing.  Recent polls put him up to 46 points ahead of all rivals, a lead unparalleled in previous campaigns in which the frontrunners suffered none of Trump's problems.  Furthermore, Trump is running even with, and in some polls actually beating the incumbent.  This is an incredible achievement, and one for which Trump has received absolutely no credit — itself a sign of cognitive dissonance.

Steve Bannon Outlines National American Destiny as Attached to Trump Destiny.  Steve Bannon did an excellent monologue today [8/25/2023] outlining how President Donald Trump is one of only three people who have the destiny of the nation attached to their own destiny.  Together with President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington, the destiny of our constitutional Republic as intrinsically tied to President Donald Trump.  [Video clip]

There's Something Very Interesting About Trump's Trial Dates.  Dates have been proposed for former President Donald Trump's four criminal trials, and they appear to follow a suspicious pattern.  Each of Trump's trials will take place at a crucial point in the GOP primary, guaranteeing it will dominate news coverage of the primary from start to finish.  The trials will likely hamstring Trump's efforts to campaign, and this could undermine his appeal if voters decide the former president is too bogged down to effectively run for a second term.  Given the polling and fundraising boosts which Trump has enjoyed after each indictment, however, the trial dates could also push Trump to victory.

Pollak on Savage:  Trump Could Take Oath of Office in Prison and Walk Free.  Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak told Dr. Michael Savage on his podcast Friday that it was possible Donald Trump could be railroaded by a D.C jury — but could take the oath of office in prison, pardon himself, and walk out a free man.

No, The 14th Amendment Can't Disqualify Trump.  Several academics — including members of the conservative Federalist Society — are now arguing that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment prohibits Donald Trump from becoming president.  They focus on the language that prohibits anyone who "shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion... or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof" from holding "any office."  The amendment provides no mechanism for determining whether a candidate falls within this disqualification, though it says that "Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each house, remove such disability."  Significantly, the text does not authorize Congress — or any other body or individual — to impose the disqualification in the first place.  A fair reading of the text and history of the 14th Amendment makes it relatively clear, however, that the disability provision was intended to apply to those who served the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Why Is Trump Popular?  It's More Than Class Struggle.  Donald Trump had hardly made it down the escalator in 2015 by the time political commentators had begun to search for ways to explain away his appeal to the public.  Eight years later, the search continues — [...] Trump is every bit as much of an enigma today as he was when he first announced his candidacy.  The popular stories that America's opinion-makers tell each other about the Trump phenomenon usually belong to one of two genres: those who place the "blame" for Trumpism at the feet of Republican voters and those who allege that the former — and perhaps future — president's unlikely rise to power was the fault of the people who run the country.

Don't worry about 'conservative' law professors saying the 14th Amendment bars Trump's presidency.  The mainstream media is excited:  Two "conservative" law professors argue Trump is barred from running under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.  There are just two problems:  These professors aren't conservative, and their argument is foolish. [...] Their apparent argument is that Section 3's amnesty clause must be applied on a case-by-case basis.  Unless a congressional super-majority "pardons" Trump, he's ineligible for the presidency because he's an insurrectionist.  This is so wrong that I hope you forgive a longer post.  William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen are the law professors behind the soon-to-be-published article.  Although both identify as "conservative," they are fanatic Never Trumpers.  In 2016, they signed a petition arguing that Trump was too dangerous to be president.  His conservative governance didn't change their opinion.  In 2018, Paulsen demanded Trump's impeachment, a demand he reiterated after Trump had already left the White House.  That same year, he fretted that Trump might ignore Supreme Court rulings, a concern he hasn't expressed despite Biden's open disdain for the Supreme Court.

Why are so many people determined to defend Donald Trump, including me?  I ran across a reminder of why I reflexively defend Donald Trump against his critics, despite not liking the guy.  The answer is simple: the people going after him are tyrannical liars, or at the very least so blinded by their hatred that they have abandoned reason.  And because they hate Trump with a white-hot passion that outshines the sun they are willing to destroy America.  Donald Trump is their Great Orange Whale, and they are determined to kill him whatever it takes.  Law, truth and reason all must bend or be broken if the destruction of Trump is the end result.

Five (Possibly) Good Things from the Trump Indictments.  I suspect that a spy at Uniparty headquarters would see the beginning of a dread verging on panic.  Seemingly, the plan was first to weaken President Trump's chances before the full force of the lawfare attack was released, depressing his support.  They planned to give the eventual Democrat nominee a substantial lead over Trump and thought that at least one of his challengers would surge to take his place.  Successfully defeating Trump through lawfare would require depressing his support.  The Uniparty cannot be happy that every new indictment leads to exactly the opposite.  The Uniparty is creating situations that play to President Trump's strengths.  I see five distinct goodish situations developing.  Some are new, and some are preexisting conditions that can be revitalized.  Ironically, the same people who want to destroy Trump are creating these advantages.  [#1] The indictments suck all the air out of the 24/7 news cycle until it's over, and it will never be over.

Trump Says Supreme Court 'Must Intercede' in His Case.  Former President Donald Trump said Friday that the Supreme Court "must intercede" in special counsel Jack Smith's case against him.  Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday in Washington, D.C., to four charges relating to his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election.  He said Friday in a post on Truth Social that the indictments against him are "election interference" that require "massive amounts" of time and money, calling on the Supreme Court to step in.  "CRAZY! My political opponent has hit me with a barrage of weak lawsuits, including D.A., A.G., and others, which require massive amounts of my time & money to adjudicate," Trump wrote.  "Resources that would have gone into Ads and Rallies, will now have to be spent fighting these Radical Left Thugs in numerous courts throughout the Country."

What If Trump Stops Playing Along?  The tragic and demoralizing utterly partisan corruption of our once-great American justice system is complete, and we are in such uncharted territory that we have no clue what to do at this point.  For me, the no-longer-American justice system crossed the Rubicon when they raided a former president's private home.  That was unprecedented and tragic enough for me to lose my respect for the DOJ.  And naturally, once our country tilted over the top of the waterfall, it has only picked up speed on its plunge to the disastrous chasm below. [...] What if Trump simply refuses to show up for Fani's hate-indictment arraignment and Labat's cuffs-and-mugshot routine?  I would pay good money to see the look of frustrated rage on the Leftists' faces when they realize he's not coming.  Trump should force their hand.  Make them send armed forces to arrest him like the thugs they are.  Show the captivated world that yes, it's true — America is gone, replaced by just another failing fascist state.  It's not like the former president has anything to lose at this point.  We all know where this is headed — Trump forcibly imprisoned.

Democrats Are Getting What They Want.  The result of the Democrats' seeming obsession with Trump is that he continues to dominate headlines and suck up oxygen nearly three years after he lost the presidential race in 2020.  This is truly extraordinary. [...] The Democrats are not so stupid that they don't understand that the more they attack Trump, the more Republicans rally around him.  Indeed, that seems to be the point:  the Democrats are keeping Trump in the forefront, and they use him as an excuse not to cover the serious Republican candidates:  Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley and the others.  Unless you think the Democrats are too dumb to foresee the obvious consequences of their actions, their strategy is evident:  keep Trump in the limelight, freeze the other Republican candidates out of news coverage, do everything they can to make Trump the Republican nominee, and then crush him in the general election.  When is the last time a presidential nominee lost his race, then was re-nominated and came back to win?  I believe the only such instance is Grover Cleveland.

The Primary is Over:  It's Time for Republicans to Unite Behind Trump.  [Scroll down]  In the real world, Trump has already won the "electability" argument.  His enemies are making it for him with each sham indictment they bring.  Our very system of government is buckling under the pressure of the political persecution Trump is facing, unlike anything in American history.  It is obvious who the Democrats fear.  They have seen the polls with Trump ahead of Biden.  They know that lukewarm candidates like DeSantis and Tim Scott have no chance of winning a national election, let alone solidifying their party's base.  They know that Trump is the only one with the talent, guts, and star power to do it, and the prospect terrifies them, so much that they would sooner push the country into a political breakdown.

Pollak: Trump Could Win From Jail, Take the Oath, Pardon Himself, and Leave.  Breitbart News' senior editor-at-large Joel B. Pollak said Wednesday that Donald Trump could be elected president from jail, take the oath of office, pardon himself, and leave.

The Left's Latest Trump Freakout — He Wants To Control The Executive Branch!  It didn't take long for a New York Times article about Donald Trump's plans to "increase presidential power in 2025" for the left to suffer yet another mental breakdown, rushing on the air and in print to call the news "terrifying," "frightening," "menacing," "incredibly alarming."  And, of course, "fascist," or as a University of North Carolina professor took to the Atlantic to declare, "a new kind of fascism."  What has the left grasping for the Xanax again?  Here are the horrifying facts as reported by the Times:  Trump — as well as other Republicans running for office — hope to "increase the president's authority" over the executive branch of government, including "independent" federal agencies.  "He wants to revive the practice of 'impounding' funds, refusing to spend money Congress has appropriated for programs a president doesn't like," the Times reports.  "He intends to strip employment protections from tens of thousands of career civil servants, making it easier to replace them if they are deemed obstacles to his agenda."

You have no choice but Trump.  A year ago, Matt K. Lewis, a Senior Columnist at the Daily Beast, did a column of concern trolling called, "'Anybody but Trump' Is the Only Way Forward for the GOP." [...] In the little world of Lewis, the victim of this corrupt and authoritarian regime is the threat, not Obama who used the FBI to spy on Donald Trump and not Biden who dragged in a hack prosecutor who broke all the rules to ruin a Republican governor of New Jersey Virginia in a prosecution that was so evil that the Supreme Court voted unanimously to overturn the conviction.  That you cannot prosecute such a heinous prosecutor is a flaw in the system exploited by the two wicked authoritarian presidents we have had.  Trump exposed the corruption in a government that is by, of and for the deep state.  After eight years of the deep state attacking him, anyone who does not support him now is an accomplice because abandoning him means approval of the corruption of the judicial system.  As the left says, silence is complicity.

Trump Doesn't Need to Unite the Republican Party to Win the Election.  [Scroll down]  What this shows is the party is the voters, not the long-entrenched figures associated with it.  Trump has already united voters, which is why he doesn't need the establishment seal of approval.  In 2015 Trump was an outsider that joined a party with strong allegiances to the political dynasties of Bush, Cheney, and Romney, and had put their hopes in the young, up-and-coming Paul Ryan.  Trump has since ended the Bush and Cheney dynasties by defeating Jeb Bush soundly in the 2016 primary and endorsing a 2022 primary challenger to Liz Cheney who went on to beat her by nearly 40 points.  Paul Ryan has also bowed out of public politics, and there is a good chance Mitt Romney is serving his last term in public office.  Voters supported 91% of Trump's endorsed candidates during the 2022 midterms, despite candidates not being nearly as popular as Trump himself.

Ron DeSantis Blames President Trump for J6 Insurrection, Pledges to Stop Prosecuting Corrupt Democrats and Return to Political Civility.  Speaking in South Carolina today, presidential candidate Ron DeSantis blamed President Trump for the events of January 6, 2021, in Washington DC saying, "I think it was shown how he was in the White House and didn't do anything while things were going on.  Should he have come out more forcefully?  Of course."  However, DeSantis affirmed he does not believe Trump's transgressions amounted to criminal conduct.  "But to try to criminalize that, that's a different issue entirely," the Florida governor noted.

Matt Gaetz Proposes Bill To Defund Jack Smith's Investigation Into Trump.  One Republican in Congress proposed stopping the flow of money to special counsel Jack Smith to rein in his federal investigation into former President Donald Trump.  After Trump announced on Tuesday that he received a "target letter" in the 2020 election portion of the inquiry, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said that he was planning to introduce legislation to defund the endeavor.

Georgia Supreme Court unanimously rejects Donald Trump's bid to block DA from 2020 presidential election probe.  Georgia's Supreme Court declined to take up Donald Trump's request to block an investigation into his efforts to overturn the state's results in the 2020 election.  Trump's legal team sought on Friday an intervention by the Supreme Court, arguing that the district attorney was using grand juries incorrectly.  They wanted them to block the investigation currently being carried out by the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Trump Petitions GA Supreme Court to Block DA From Prosecuting Case, Throw out Grand Jury Report.  In mid-February, we reported that Fulton County (Georgia) Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ordered a limited release of excerpts from a special grand jury's report on former President Donald Trump and his associates' alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia: [...] Fast-forward to July.  On Friday, Trump's legal team petitioned both the Fulton County Superior and the state Supreme Court to block the District Attorney from continuing to prosecute the case, and to throw out the rest of the sealed grand jury report.

You're Going to Get a Kick Out of the Letter Hunter Biden's Lawyer Sent to Trump.  Either Hunter Biden is a delicate snowflake, or his legal team is beyond thin-skinned because the letter they sent to Donald Trump is laughable.  The former president has been posting extensively about the cracked-out son of Joe Biden.  He's an easy target, and we got a window into his whacked-out life when the contents of his laptop got revealed.  Essentially, Hunter's lawyer told Trump to stop exercising his constitutional right to free speech because it could cause harm to Mr. Biden and his family.

Donald Trump Wins Election in Oregon After Being Written In By Voters.  Former President Donald Trump has won an election in Oregon after being written in by voters.  There was a tie for a position on the Hubbard Rural Fire Protection District board after votes on May 16, in which Trump and four other people received two write-in votes each.  There were three positions up for grabs on the board of five people.  Incumbents Michelle Luna and Michael Willis were the only registered candidates and both won another term.  The tie for "Hubbard Fire District Board Director Position No. 3" was broken on June 23 with a dice roll — and Trump won.

New York AG's $250M fraud lawsuit against Ivanka Trump thrown out by state appeals court.  New York Attorney General Letitia James' $250 million lawsuit alleging Ivanka Trump engaged in business fraud while at the Trump Organization has been dismissed by a state appeals court.  The five-judge appellate panelruled Tuesday that James' claims against the former first daughter fell outside the state's statute of limitations, while more recent allegations of wrongdoing occurred after Ivanka had stepped back from the family business to work with her father in the White House.  "The allegations against defendant Ivanka Trump do not support any claims that accrued after February 6, 2016," the ruling said.  "Thus, all claims against her should have been dismissed as untimely."

Donald Trump countersues writer E Jean Carroll for defamation.  Former US President Donald Trump has sued the writer E Jean Carroll for defamation, alleging she falsely accused him of rape after a jury found he sexually abused her.  Last month, the civil jury in New York found he sexually abused and defamed the columnist but did not rape her.  Mr Trump's claim, filed on Tuesday, relates to comments Ms Carroll made on CNN a day after that verdict.

How Trump can team with RFK Jr. to win the election.  Have you seen the latest polls?  Not only is former President Donald Trump winning the GOP presidential primary by a mile in every credible poll, but he's also beating President Joe Biden by a large margin in the general election, too — in both the latest Rasmussen and Harris-Harvard polls.  But there's something else brewing among the American electorate, something utterly remarkable.  Despite all the negative press [...] and indictments, Trump also holds the title of "the most popular politician in America."  Amazing.  But I'm not done with the remarkable part yet.  Can you guess who is tied for No. 1 with Trump?  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. RFK Jr. just announced he's running for president a few weeks ago.  There's a total blackout and blacklist of RFK in the mainstream media.  His interviews are banned on YouTube.  The DNC has announced there will be no Democratic presidential debates — denying RFK any platform to reach the voters.  Yet RFK Jr is tied for No. 1 most popular politician in America?  How can this be?

President Trump Did What Ross Perot Could Not.  Let me make it clear that at this time, I see Donald Trump as the only viable candidate to rescue our republic from destruction by said syndicate and its supporters, lackeys, foot soldiers, and opportunistic predators and parasites; but, I recognize the possibility that I may be wrong, and am willing to consider better alternatives (if there are any).Yet I also believe that if we wait for the "perfect" committed leader who will make the best decisions and win the battles ahead of him without stirring up what may look like unnecessary controversies, then we will never be able to liberate ourselves from the regime that has been foisted upon us.  Although not without a vice, Trump has many virtues that galvanized our patriotic and pro-America movement, all of which made a grassroots majority strong enough to overthrow a political establishment that had the advantage of less-than-transparent election processes.

MAGA hat stays on: The people choose their president, not the federal bureaucracy.  Donald J. Trump is unlike any force we've ever seen in American politics.  The more he's attacked, the stronger he gets.  Following the latest effort by the "Get Trump" establishment to destroy his candidacy through a weaponized justice system, the former president and 2024 GOP front-runner is dominating in the polls, seeing a big fundraising spike, grabbing more and more key endorsements, all while laying out his Agenda 47 to right all of President Biden's wrongs.  More and more Americans are waking up to the existential threat posed by a two-tiered justice system, a wide open border, surging costs, growing threats abroad, and Mr. Biden's undeniable cognitive decline.  And only one man is fearless enough, strong enough and bold enough to take down an entrenched political swamp that continues to undermine American prosperity while putting us on a path of decline.

COVID May Come Back to Haunt Donald Trump.  If Donald Trump wants an encore performance in the Oval Office, he has a vulnerability that he needs to address.  It isn't classified documents, election interference, hush money to a washed-up porn star, or urinating Russian hookers.  It's his response to the COVID pandemic. [...] People might be inclined to give the Donald a pass for the misdeeds of Anthony Fauci, if it weren't for his constant plea for credit.  If he demands recognition for the "greatness," he also gets blame for the not-so-great.  That leaves the fallout from the COVID pandemic hanging around his neck like an anchor.

Trump Arrested — Film at 11:00.  In the context of his first impeachment, Trump tweeted Emerson's advice to coup plotters: "When you strike at a king, you must kill him."  Trump's persecutors flunked Political Intrigue 101.  Don't believe the Miami indictment is a magic bullet.  Robert Barnes, an actual federal litigator and Trump legal advisor, grasps the vapidity of the Miami indictment.  Alan Dershowitz considers prosecutors to have an uphill battle.  Is anyone at the DoJ aware the Supreme Court ultimately adjudicates these matters?  If the Miami indictment is airtight, would there be a need for Bill Barr to assure us of this?  Did anyone doubt the Miami arrest would result in yet another boost for Trump?  Or that a D.C. arrest will yield the same result?  Or a Georgia arrest?  Would a conviction do anything but propel Trump's numbers higher?

Even if he's guilty, even if he's convicted, if Donald Trump is on the ballot, I'm voting for him.  Donald Trump may indeed be guilty of the charges for which he was indicted last week... or maybe not.  He may even end up being convicted.  Regardless, assuming he's on the ballot, I'll vote for him, even if he's dressed in stripes and sitting in a jail cell.  Why?  Not because I don't take seriously handling classified records or trying to "obstruct" the Justice Department.  Both are serious.  But even if Trump were guilty of both, even if he violated the letter and the spirit of the law, those violations are nothing compared to the federal government weaponization we've observed over the last decade and a half.  The Democrat party has spent much of the last fifteen years turning the federal government into an American Stasi to be used against its political opponents in a manner unprecedented in American history.

Is Trump Really an Authoritarian, as Charged?  [Scroll down]  All those Trump haters scream that he's an idiot, a disgrace, crass, a bore.  However, their most politically meaningful hatred centers on the accusation that he's an authoritarian, a fascist.  Since his June 2015 presidential announcement, turn on/read any of the Democrats' media (NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) and that accusation of authoritarianism is made daily by the likes of Joe Scarborough, Rachel Maddow, and Don Lemon.  Only two months ago, The Atlantic, a purportedly serious magazine, said Trump's using an authoritarian playbook, whatever that means.  They all make such accusations, giving no definition of what it means to be "an authoritarian" and using no examples.  So, what does it mean, and is Trump an authoritarian?

Why Trump Can Still Run For President While Under Indictment Or Even Post-Conviction.  Former President Donald Trump handed himself over to authorities Tuesday at a Miami courthouse, pleading not guilty to 37 felony counts, but the indictment and even a potential conviction won't disqualify Trump from running for another term in the White House.  The 37 charges against Trump stem from his handling of sensitive documents.  The former president stands accused of retaining national defense information, attempting to obstruct justice, and lying to investigators.  The criminal trial, however, will not stop Trump from campaigning for the 2024 White House bid, and even if he is convicted, the Constitution doesn't prohibit Trump from running for the presidency.

Teflon Trump!  Ex-president's polling numbers hit 61%.  Former President Donald Trump's poll numbers appear to be rocketing on the eve of his appearance in a Miami courtroom on criminal charges, scheduled for Tuesday.  Trump touched down in the Sunshine State on Monday to face federal criminal charges as his campaign team plans to use the indictment to crush Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' 2024 presidential campaign once and for all, as his poll numbers soar.  Indeed, Trump's team are looking to harness the amount of attention being placed on the presidential candidate and are hoping to steer narrative of the legal drama in their favor, by any means possible.

Trump Will Run For President Even if He's Convicted.  Former President Donald Trump has declared his intention to run for the White House in 2024, even if convicted.  Trump faces 37 counts related to documents seized from the infamous raid at Mar-a-Lago last August.  Trump maintains his innocence, and calls the federal case a "boxes hoax" and a "witch hunt."  The former President made two campaign stops, giving 90-minute speeches in both Georgia and North Carolina on Saturday.  Trump's supporters lined the side of the highway running parallel to the runway at the airport in Columbus, Ga., where Trump's jet would be touching down, while others, including Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, greeted him on the tarmac.

The bizarre claims emerging in the Trump documents case.  [Scroll down]  Trump did this to himself and allowed himself to be taped while admitting he knew it was wrong.  But the lopsided claims about this case showing up in the press are quickly turning the entire thing into a circus.  To be fair, the coverage from right-wing media outlets, particularly the Fox News primetime lineup, has been totally off the mark.  It has been assumed that Trump's documents were little more than an assortment of vanity news clippings or personal communications.  But he allegedly really did have documents dealing with nuclear materials and war plans against (presumably) Iran.  And he showed them to people who had no right to see them.  This is serious business.

Trump Can Run for President While Being Indicted: Here's the Main Reason Why.  Former President Donald Trump can still continue to run for president in 2024 after he announced that he's being federally indicted on charges relating to whether he mishandled classified records, according to legal experts.  After Trump was charged by the Manhattan District Attorney's office earlier this year in a separate case, some noted that the U.S. Constitution only requires that a candidate be a natural-born citizen, at least 35 years old, and be a resident of the United States for at least 14 years.  Retired Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told The Epoch Times in March that Trump could run — and serve — "from prison" if he is convicted and sentenced.  "The only way he can be disqualified is if they can prove that he actually fought in the Civil War for the South.  If he fought for the Civil War in the south, he's out," Dershowitz told The Epoch Times.  "But other than that, if he's 35 years old, was born in America, and didn't fight in the Civil War to the south.  He's eligible.  And [can] run from prison."

Trump Was Right About Russia.  Early in Trump's first campaign for president, he made an arresting public statement:  the U.S. and Russia could have a normal, even productive relationship.  He framed this position as a question, and asked, "why not?"  Indeed, his overall posture toward foreign relations, is that a fundamental human relationship exists between countries, and this human element should be exploited (this comes from being a businessman, rather than a politician or lawyer, and much of his cabinet was also from the private, commercial sector).  Even toward an otherwise belligerent North Korea, Trump took an extroverted, direct, businesslike and personal approach to its leadership.  This of course didn't sit well with the Washington establishment that makes a living off of "protocols" and formalities, rather than direct, open personal contact (Nixon and Kissinger were perhaps an exception in their Realpolitik approach to China).

Democracy is dying in darkness.  [Scroll down]  I will always give Donald Trump enormous credit for what he managed to accomplish in the face of underhanded dealings and overwhelming odds.  So many good things came out of those four years in spite of myriad, hidden internal adversaries and the malevolent subterfuge arrayed against him.  Only a person with his powerful personality could have held that together.  But there were tremendous missteps as well, and unforced errors of ego combined with unrestrained volubility started taking a bigger toll.  The disaster of an election came and went, the disgrace of January 6 and the tarnished president who still managed to bull his way through was somehow not the same man.  It's only gotten worse with his unfettered outbursts and attacks.  I so wish he could contain himself.  I so wish for the sake of the country he could have restrained the bravado, and that would have shielded him — and the country — from this unprecedented ghastliness now.  Because what they have on Trump is what he gave them, whether they should have been looking or not.

After Pushing Russia Hoax, Hillary Clinton Says Trump Winning in 2024 Would 'End Democracy in America'.  Hillary Clinton misled the American people by fabricating the Russia Hoax to smear President Donald Trump in the eyes of voters.  Clinton's 2016 campaign, with her full knowledge, planted the story and then pushed for investigations from her allies in the FBI and other federal agencies.  In any other country what she did would be called a coup and she would be in handcuffs.

Trump vs. DeSantis-Not Really an Option with TDS Surging.  The recent release of the Durham report that clearly exonerated Trump has actually not made any difference in the minds of the TDS cult.  They still hate him and the syndrome is still powerful and spreading on both sides of the aisle.  Now the Never-Trumpers and Rinos in the GOP are fomenting discord by seeming to back Florida governor DeSantis's candidacy for the 2024 presidential race.  Improbable candidates like Chris Christie are running apparently for the sheer purpose of financial opportunities rather than thinking they have a chance [...] of surviving a primary.  Conservative pundits are dealing with the challenge of choosing between two individuals they have previously supported.  There are so many fake polls out there that one wonders who is being polled.  The most ridiculous one claims that Biden is outpolling both Trump and DeSantis.  That one must have been taken at the White House conference room, the Oval office and Biden's Delaware bunker.

2024 is Evolving into a Trump vs.  Not-Trump Election.  Never in the two and a half centuries of American history has one person concurrently dominated and overshadowed both major political parties as does Donald J. Trump.  Trump's dominance in the Republican Party is an outgrowth of his imperturbable and flamboyant personality, his unprecedented 2016 campaign and his overwhelmingly successful presidency which was derailed in its final months by the Covid-19 pandemic.  His stature in the party is such that virtually every Republican candidate for federal office seeks his approbation and endorsement.  Despite losing in 2020, his hold on a sizable segment of the Republican base is unparalleled in the annals of the Republican party.  Not since Franklin Roosevelt has someone so dominated a major American political party.

Trump's Endless Legal Wars.  Donald Trump is a different kind of guy and unique as a politician.  Whereas, it's usually a good idea in business and politics to avoid making enemies or taking on expensive lawsuits, Trump family money has allowed him to indulge in both.  The guy is a fighter and has been in perpetual litigation-state, federal, tax, divorce, bankruptcy, or whatever, since he was a young adult.  As I previously wrote, Trump is likely to lose the Alvin Bragg prosecution early next year, just because of some curious New York laws and legal doctrines.  So too, Merrick Garland's torpedo man, Jack Smith, is obviously working on a seditious criminal conspiracy charge against Trump.  That's why he went to such great lengths to get Mike Pence before his grand jury.  The worst thing you can say about Trump on Jan. 6 is he got some bad legal advice on the role of the vice-president.  That's not a crime, and I would think a federal appeals court would agree.  The question is, would they intervene before or after a partisan D.C. jury convicts Trump on a sketchy legal theory?  But right now, Trump has his most dangerous case ever going on in New York City.  The advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is suing him for an alleged rape decades ago in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room and for defamation.  Normally, rape is a state criminal matter.  But this being Trump, it's somehow a civil suit in a federal court.

China, Trump and Covid-19.  The American people failed to understand that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Democrat Party had formed an unspoken de facto alliance to defeat Trump in 2020. The unrelenting drumbeat for unprecedented lockdowns to ostensibly achieve net-zero Covid-19 infections and the gross exaggeration of fatalities were among the primary weapons in their arsenal.  For the first time in American history, a major political party was essentially in league with a hostile foreign power to defeat an incumbent president that posed a threat to their respective interests.  Donald Trump was well aware of this poisonous alliance and had often railed against the Communist Chinese.  However, instead of relying on his nearly always infallible gut instincts that had propelled him to the presidency as well as worldwide fame and fortune, Trump, perhaps because it was an election year, foolishly acquiesced to this cabal's covid-19 tactics.

Trump demands a mistrial in rape accuser E. Jean Carroll's trial because the New York judge has been 'unfair'.  Donald Trump's lawyers suggested his rape accuser lifted her claims from an episode of TV show Law & Order, as the defense cross-examined E. Jean Carroll today.  Joe Tacopina asked Carroll if she thought it was an 'astonishing coincidence' that her allegations were the identical to a 2012 episode of Law & Order: SVU.  A jury heard that the episode was about a character who fantasizes about being raped in the lingerie dressing room of the New York department store Bergdorf Goodman, as Carroll alleged Trump did in the mid 1990s

Biden Will Be Running on His Record This Time.  God must approve of MAGA, because Donald Trump is surely blessed.  He's never been a politician, and he's famously undisciplined on the campaign trail.  But he is always blessed with the most incapable opponents to run against.  Those opponents have been the embodiment of incompetence magnified by unlikability.

Going into 2024, Trump reminds me of a famous film character.  Like many of you, I howled after the election of 2020.  I do not believe that the election of 2020 was a fair election.  I now believe that Donald Trump caught the Democrats off guard in 2016.  After 2016, the Democrats had four years to plan his expulsion from the White House.  They used every legal and extralegal strategy they had to oust him in 2020.  Donald Trump will never surprise the vast leftwing conspiracy again.  He has as much chance of beating the Democrats as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had of escaping Bolivia.

Trump's winning argument.  In 2016, he made himself the underdog by taking on the deep state.  His positions on illegal aliens, Muslim terrorists and a racketeer-influenced corrupt FBI, which let Hillary walk, made him the enemy of the deep state — and the champion of the people.  Lock her up was about those 33,000 emails she sent to foreign contributors to her fake charity, which was a money-laundering operation for the secretary of State.  His supporters gave money to a billionaire.  We did so because we understood that like Princess Leia said of Obi Wan Kenobi, Trump was our only hope.  He pulled off a miracle at the polls.  The empire struck back, of course, in 2020 but it went too far — and that is why Trump may be president again.

Trump Turns Indictment Into Wild Campaign Ad.  Trump turned himself in to prosecutors Tuesday and was arraigned.  He returned to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida later that evening to deliver an impassioned speech eviscerating Bragg and the various other prosecutors around the country who he accuses of engaging in a witch hunt.  As I wrote, I thought it was a strong speech in which he effectively laid out his complaints about the apparent two-tiered justice system in this country — one tier for Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, and the like, and a different, far-harsher tier for Republicans.  On Friday, the GOP front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination decided to use his arrest as a campaign video.

Victor Davis Hanson: Prosecutors Want Trump To Get Enough Empathy To Win The Nomination And Then Gag or Jail Him.  Victor Davis Hanson on Tuesday called the prosecution of former President Donald Trump "the worst example of third-world election tampering."  Hanson said prosecutors have the intent to get Trump enough empathy to win the nomination so they can come down on him and nullify his ability to run for president.  "What we're seeing is not the end of it," Hanson told Carlson.  "Tonight was the very beginning.  This is going to go on to three prosecutors for a year and a half, with the intent of getting just enough empathy for Donald Trump that he will be nominated and then see him gag-ordered and maybe even seeing him incarcerated to nullify his viability in the general election."  "It's the worst example of third-world election tampering," he said.  "They don't have a message, so whether it's symbolically tearing up the State of the Union or denying the Speaker or the Minority Leader in the House appointments or trying to threaten the filibuster to be ended or the electoral college or pack the court, it's all processed because they don't have a message and they are desperate."

Ninth Circuit Orders Stormy Daniels to Pay Trump Additional $121,973.  It's been a really depressing day for America, and you deserve a laugh, so here it is.  On the very same day that Soros-backed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg was busy torching American civil norms, the notoriously left-leaning Ninth District Court of Appeals ordered the annoying skank who started this whole mess to pay Donald Trump $121,972.56 in addition to the half a million dollars she already owes him.

The Trump Arrest Will Start One of the Most Bizarre Presidential Elections in History.  The 2024 presidential campaign technically began months ago with the first announced candidates.  Yet April 4 will be "Super Tuesday" for America's first carceral presidential campaign, with the arrest and arraignment of Donald Trump.  With the exception of the socialist (and incarcerated) Eugene Debs in 1920, we have not faced the prospect of a president who could be elected with both a term of office and a term of imprisonment.  The New York indictment of Trump has been widely criticized as politically motivated and legally flawed.  Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg boasted during his 2021 campaign about being best suited to go after Trump, and he is making good on his boast with a highly dubious bootstrapped legal theory.  The New York indictment will face considerable challenges.  Those challenges will likely take some time to resolve, and if this case follows the customary schedule of criminal matters, it still may be pending when Americans go to the polls to select the next president in 2024.

What if Bush and Obama defended Trump?  Where, pray tell, is the House finding that under federal law, Mr. Trump is entitled to lifetime Secret Service protection, and thus, by statute, immune from incarceration?  Where is the House protest petition setting forth the prejudicial reality in Manhattan, due to a politically biased population infected with the lies of the media, and concluding that not only is a fair trial impossible in the Trump matter, but the fact that the former president faces a future as defendant in a criminal case is an affront to the Constitution?  A cliché comes to mind.  The silence of former presidents Bush and Obama is deafening (former president Carter being too weak to comment and, likely, former president Clinton too ill).  There is nothing in the Former Presidents Act to prevent former presidents from calling on political zealots to cease their assault on a member of the club of former president.

Even If You Hate Trump, You Should Be Standing With Him Now.  In my own case, I was deeply impressed with Trump's performance as president, and even gave him the highest possible ranking in my 2020 book Rating America's Presidents.  After the 2020 election, I remained on his side as he stood against what seemed to me to be an obvious case of election fraud.  But then came the increasing evidence that the whole COVID hysteria was concocted, and that the vaccines caused more harm than they solve; Trump, however, has continued to trumpet those vaccines as a major achievement of his administration.  Nor has he demonstrated any change in his tendency to support people who oppose his agenda, as his recent endorsement of Ronna Romney McDaniel shows yet again.  And his attacks on America's best governor, Ron DeSantis, are petty and mean-spirited.  I began to think Trump's time had past.  Now that he has been indicted, however, all those considerations must take a back seat to the fact that Donald Trump is the man whom the authoritarian Left hates and fears more than anyone else, and is determined to destroy.

If the Hysterical Left Can't Find a Right Wing Threat, It'll Manufacture One.  The warning signs are all over the place — if you know where to look.  "Extremism researchers" are telling us that the blood-chilling threats coming from right-wing message boards and websites are just like the ones that preceded the January 6 riot at the Capitol — you know, that highly organized attack made with stealth and cunning and the precision of Navy SEALs?  The problem is that even federal authorities are saying there's no sign of any organized unrest.  There are a lot of brain-dead threats against Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor who indicted Donald Trump.  But as far as a "call to arms" that many on the left say Trump made during his Waco speech, there's not much sign that anyone's answering that call.  Did Trump's loyal legions miss their cue?  Aren't they planning to block the entrance to the Manhattan courthouse, riot in the streets, and string Alvin Bragg up from the highest yardarm — or something?  If there's no credible, organized threat, then why the hysteria?  And there is, indeed, hysteria on the left.

Democrats Just Handed Donald Trump the GOP Nomination.  Well, you have probably heard the news by now.  A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict former President Donald Trump for allegedly paying hush money to a former porn star.  I've said before that I think New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has been prosecuting this case, wears a MAGA hat behind closed doors.  This development is proving me right.  The decision to indict Trump was probably the kindest gift Democrats could have given to the Orange Man What Is Bad.  Unless something radical occurs, this indictment will ensure that the former president secures the GOP presidential nomination.

Rep. Wesley Hunt: Target on Trump's Back Shows He Is 'Our Guy' Moving Forward.  Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX), who is joining former President Donald Trump for a rally in Waco, Texas, Saturday evening, told Breitbart News Saturday that the target on Trump's back clearly shows that he is "our guy" moving forward, contending that the far left is "running scared" because they know Trump is going to restore the country to how it was during his first term.  Hunt said he expects Trump to give a powerful message to the American people during tonight's rally in the Lone Star State, drawing a stark contrast between the state of the country now and how it was with former President Trump at the helm.  Biden, Hunt explained, has given the United States "the worst border crisis" and "worst inflation I've seen in my lifetime."

President Trump in Waco: "Either the Deep State Destroys America, or We Destroy the Deep State".  The crowd at tonight's Trump Rally in Waco, Texas was HUGE.  This is the first rally since President Trump announced he was running for office in 2024 and only days after the corrupt Soros-backed DA in New York said that he was going to arrest President Trump on bogus charges.

How They Convinced Trump To Lock Down.  On March 9, 2020, Trump was still of the opinion that the virus could be handled by normal means.  [Tweet]  Two days later, he changed his tune.  He was ready to use the full power of the federal government in a war on the virus.  [Tweet]  What changed?  Deborah Birx reports in her book that Trump had a friend die in a New York hospital and this is what shifted his opinion.  Jared Kushner reports that he simply listened to reason.  Mike Pence says he was persuaded that his staff would respect him more.  No question (and based on all existing reports) that he found himself surrounded by "trusted advisors" amounting to about 5 or so people (including Mike Pence and Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb)[.]  It was only a week later when Trump issued the edict to close all "indoor and outdoor venues where people congregate," initiating the biggest regime change in US history that flew in the face of all rights and liberties Americans had previously taken for granted.

When Will Stubborn Trump Loyalists Face Inconvenient Truths?  Donald Trump has been a supreme letdown, and his failures — including the re-election debacle — self-inflicted.  Promises made, promises kept?  Not when it mattered.  Drain the swamp?  Spinning around in an airboat.  Trump never cleaned up the FBI, instead hired the Dem sympathizer Christopher Wray as Director, and except for a few gratuitous tweets about his incompetence, left him in place.  Gina Haspel, CIA chief, kept the job until the last day despite the likelihood she was knee-deep with John Brennan in the active sabotage of Trump's 2015-2016 campaign and incoming president-elect transition.  Trump appointed, then tolerated clueless insubordinates and leakers like Rex Tillerson, John Kelly, JR McMaster, James Mattis, and Gary Cohn, until the damage was done, and Trump's agenda crippled.

Trump Gets a Boost from Bragg.  The Dems should have studied history in school rather than gender studies.  The Donald has been flailing away at his perceived enemies, and so far they've mostly been people in his own party.  He's been alienating his own voters in the process.  As Napoleon Bonaparte advised his generals, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."  Bragg just interrupted Trump.

Donald Trump Has No Path To General Election Victory.  As former President Donald Trump and his diehard supporters continue to jump the shark with baseless and unhinged attacks on the most popular elected Republican in decades, the elephant continues to lay waste to the room, stomping and trumpeting and generally making a nuisance of itself to the extent that it's impossible to ignore.  We can talk about records.  We can talk about positions on specific issues.  We can talk about who makes better hiring decisions.  We can talk about a whole host of things that are all quite relevant to picking the next president of the United States, but all of them are moot if one thing is missing — that elephant of all elephants — electability in a general election.  You can say what you want about Trump, and you'd probably be right.  Did he get robbed in 2020? Yes.  Does he deserve a second term to make up for that?  Seems fair.  Are Trump's policy positions, especially on trade, immigration, and foreign policy, the best course for America?  Absolutely.

Jacob Chansley saved us all.  What the Democrats had planned on J6 — January 6, 2021, the day the votes were made official at the Capitol, never happened. [...] [The protesters] were there because of a mere 44,000 total vote margin in states rife with issues, and because all their concerns regarding the fairness of this razor-thin Biden "victory" had been shoved aside — "don't look here" as in the bizarre Wisconsin Supreme Court decision Trump v. Biden that later on was in effect overruled by the same court.  A bit late.  So, upset and bewildered, egged on and provoked, they came to, and then inside, of the Capitol.  Frankly, it's astonishing that they didn't take the bait.  There were half a million outside.  They could have burned the place down.  Had they, we all would have been crushed.  It was that refusal to take the bait that saved us all.

False contrast in the headline:  That's not two different things.
CNN Poll: Most Republicans care more about picking a 2024 GOP nominee who agrees with them on issues than one who can beat Biden.  Republicans hold a dour outlook on the country and prioritize finding a 2024 nominee who shares their views on major issues over one with a strong chance to defeat President Joe Biden, according to a new CNN poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents conducted by SSRS.  The survey suggests sharp divisions within the potential GOP electorate by age, education, ideology and geography, as well as between Donald Trump backers locked into their choice and a more movable group in search of an alternative.  Just 30% of all Republicans and Republican-leaners say the country's best days are still ahead of it — a dramatic shift from 2019, when Trump held the White House and 77% were optimistic that the best was ahead, and lower even than the 43% who said the same in the summer of 2016, prior to Trump's election.

Trump wins CPAC straw poll as Republican 2024 frontrunner in a landslide.  Former President Trump won the Conservative Political Action Conference's straw poll by a wide margin Saturday — proof, his supporters said, that he remains the GOP's formidable front-runner as the 2024 Republican primaries loom.  Trump was the preferred candidate of 62% of attendees who voted in the right-wing confab's annual poll.  As he has in past years, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second place with 20 percent support.  Two other declared GOP candidates, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, garnered 3 and 1 percent of the vote respectively — and Michigan businessman Perry Johnson, who ran a Super Bowl ad for his long-shot campaign for the GOP nomination came in third with 5% of the vote.

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: My Lawsuit Against Trump Is in 'the Country's Best Interests'.  Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), who is running for U.S. Senate to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), said Thursday [3/2/2023] on MSNBC's "Deadline" that her lawsuit against former President Donald Trump was "in the country's best interest."  Lee was reacting to news that the Justice Department said Capitol Police officers and Democratic lawmakers could sue Trump over the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump can be sued for Jan 6, Justice Department says.  Former President Donald Trump can be sued by injured Capitol Police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the Justice Department said Thursday in a federal court case testing Trump's legal vulnerability for his speech before the riot.  In court papers, the Justice Department told a federal appeals court in Washington that it should allow the lawsuits to move forward, rejecting Trump's argument that he is immune from the claims.

Donald Trump Unveils Plan for 'Pro-American' Trade Policy Aimed at Independence from China.  Former President Donald J.  Trump unveiled his plans for a "sweeping pro-American overhaul of our tax and trade policy" aimed at bolstering American production and shedding economic dependence on China.  In a campaign video released Monday [2/27/2023], Trump first blasted President Joe Biden, stating that despite his claims to be pro-American manufacturing, he is "pushing the same pro-China globalist agenda that ripped the industrial heart out of our country."

Habitual liars: Democrats and the media blame Trump for Ohio train carnage.  A disastrous chemical spill occurs in East Palestine, Ohio, and Biden and Mayor Pete don't say a word or visit for weeks.  Shouldn't the media stop pretending that Biden is empathetic?  (Had the event involved a firearm, you know they would have been on site in less than 24 hours to exploit the tragedy as a means to a political end.)  After three weeks, President Trump shows up and the media goes into protection mode, blaming him for the carnage, asserting his "deregulations" were to blame[,] even though his rule-cutting had nothing to do with the cause of the wreck.  Yet, even if Trump's policies were to blame, wouldn't that be all the more reason for Biden and Mayor Pete to go?  I mean, they sure love to blame Trump for everything.  If Trump actually undid crucial safety regulations, shouldn't Biden and Mayor Pete have reinstated the measures?  [A recent] article in Politico shows the deplorable priorities of a significant majority of journalists.  They clearly care more about covering up for Biden's incompetence and inaction than they do about the people suffering from the chemical spill.

Chinese Spy Lover Eric Swalwell Proposes Bill to Ban Trump From U.S. Capitol.  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif), who was kicked off the House Select Committee on Intelligence because of his years-long affair with a Chinese spy, is trying to stay in the headlines by proposing a plan to keep former President Trump out of the Capitol.  The bill, introduced by Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA), would permanently bar Trump and several top aides from the Capitol because of their attempt to "undermine and overturn the 2020 presidential election."  The proposal asks the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms and the U.S. Capitol Police to take "such actions as may be necessary" to keep Trump from entering the halls of Congress forever.

With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats?  Reagan's famous refusal to "exploit his opponent's lack of experience" was a class method of swatting away the petty political poking of using age as an automatic determiner of ability.  Just as everything once old becomes new again, the conflating of age with skillset has been dusted off by both Nikki Haley and Sara Huckabee-Sanders. [...] Trump is no saint.  He did business in Atlantic City.  He was monogamy-challenged during his first marriage and perhaps at other times.  Character as an issue is one thing, but not at the expense of losing our country.  Though Trump has been elected by the media and local district attorneys to be the proverbial ham sandwich, he has not been convicted of a crime post multiple investigations.  He offered no new definitions of is‑is.  He is not an anti-Semite.  No attendance of church services with Jeremiah Wright.  He is not a rapist — no requests for a female in his presence to put ice on her lip.

The 'DeSantis Is Trump Without the Baggage' Crowd is in for a Rude Awakening.  The first and most important angle to consider when analyzing this stance is the present reality of American elections.  President Trump's seemingly insurmountable election night leads in 2020, which were significantly larger than his leads throughout the night in 2016, somehow vanished into slim Biden victories.  In other words:  Without our corrupt election systems being corrected, it doesn't matter who runs since the winner is predetermined.  Trump didn't cost us; the election was stolen.  But for the sake of this discussion, we'll say that our elections are free and fair.  Despite his alleged loss, Trump gained more than 12 million votes from 2016 (and likely more,) the largest increase in vote total for any sitting president in American history and the highest vote total by any presidential candidate ever, aside from Biden's highly suspicious 81 million votes that same year.  So, the media-manufactured Trump baggage has not had any negative impact on voter enthusiasm for Trump.  Based on his vote increasing by millions, you could make the argument the baggage led to more people rallying to support him.

What If RINOs Throw a Republican Party and Nobody Comes?  Almost all of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and probably two-thirds of the Republicans in the U.S. House hate Donald Trump.  Every corporate board member and Wall Street chieftain committed to draining middle-class Americans' pockets dry while singing sweet love songs to globalism's crony capitalism all hate Donald Trump.  Mexican president AMLO, the drug cartels and sex-traffickers who control the Southern border, the cheap labor-loving U.S. Chamber of Commerce committed to sticking it to America's blue-collar workforce, and the United Nations — World Economic Forum — U.S. Uniparty hydra-headed monster pushing for unlimited illegal immigration across America hate Donald Trump.  Controlled opposition Fox News, taxpayer-funded PBS, the Sulzberger family's New York Times, Jeff Bezos's Washington Post, and all the Big Tech monopolists who conspire with the federal government to censor Americans and manipulate public opinion hate Donald Trump.

The Case against Trump 2024.  [#3] Endorsements.  Trump made many endorsements in 2022.  Many of his people won, but in the marquee races that determined a Senate majority, almost all of Trump's picks spectacularly failed.  In Pennsylvania, Oz lost to a zombie.  In Georgia, Walker lost to a slum landlord, while all the other Republicans running for statewide office won.  In Ohio, J.D. Vance won but by significantly fewer votes than the rest of the GOP slate.  We all know about the losses in Nevada, New Hampshire, and Arizona.  Trump based his endorsements on people loyal to him and on being well known in areas other than politics.  Trump's endorsements had a negative effect in spite of their prior notoriety.  Within a GOP primary, Trump's blessing carries weight.  In the general election, it is counterproductive.

Is Donald Trump Worth The Fight?  Donald Trump was a great, if imperfect, president.  By the third year of his presidency, the country was flourishing.  The economy was roaring, jobs were up, incomes were up, gas prices were down, and America and Americans were doing fairly well.  But then a funny thing happened on the way to the election.  The swamp struck back via Covid and the George Floyd protests.  Neither of those was of Trump's making, but Democrats used both to steal the election.  The Democrats didn't create Covid or put Floyd in the morgue, but they used the lockdowns and the riots to sufficiently upend American life so that they could steal the election under the cover of chaos.  Those were tests, and Donald Trump failed.  With Covid, he allowed the country to be misled by a snake oil salesman and, with the Floyd protests, he didn't send in the troops.  It's easy to understand, of course, why he failed.

Trump Is No Longer the RNC's Golden Ticket (and Vice Versa).  Since his late 2022 campaign announcement for President, Donald Trump's campaign has been largely silent.  He appears to be preparing for some campaign events, but even he seems to be waiting for the field to develop around him.  It shouldn't be much of a surprise.  Trump is clearly at his best when he has someone (or multiple someones) he can make his antagonist.  But without any confirmed candidates on his side, all he can do is attack the same people he's been attacking for months on Truth Social — hardly a platform for a campaign.

Common Sense Advice for Trump 2.0.  Two years have passed since Joe Biden dubiously ascended to the White House on the promise of ushering in a new era of moderation, transparency, and globalism.  Instead, his ham-handed policies, whether conjured up from what remains of his feeble mind or from his cynical cast of puppet masters, are blazing a nationwide path of destruction on the American economy and psyche.  Why not, then, spare ourselves the collective misery of the present and ponder what might rectify our national embarrassment in a hypothetical Donald Trump v.2.0 presidency?  For the calculating and common sense-minded Trump, the below should be no great surprise.  It is for the sake of bringing greatness back to America that such well intended reforms should be implemented prior to or upon his triumphant return to Washington, D.C.

What Caused the Political Hysteria?  The Left has gone mad over Donald J. Trump — past, present, and future.  The current Democratic Party and NeverTrump "conservatives" assumed that Trump was and remains so obviously toxic that they do not have to define exactly what his evil entails.  Accordingly, they believe that any means necessary are justified to stop him.  And furthermore, these zealots, when out of power, insist such extraordinary measures should not be emulated and institutionalized by their opponents, much less ever boomeranged back upon their creators.  In this context, the Republicans retaking control of the House of Representatives once again raises the question whether they should reply in kind.  Given the current investigation following the Mar-a-Lago raid, should there also be a mirror-image special prosecutor to examine President Biden's lost stash of classified documents in his insecure office following his vice presidency?  Can House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) ever be considered too inflammatory, given that his predecessor, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tore up the president's State of the Union address on national television?

Why Donald Trump Will Not Be the Republican Nominee.  Republicans should be in high cheer this season, notwithstanding the poor midterm showing and the recent House Speaker turmoil.  Trump will not be the nominee.  DeSantis will be a stand-out, two-term president.  Attention will turn to assuring a meaningful Republican presidency.  Winning the House and Senate.  True fiscal rectitude.  China disengagement.  A 30-year nuclear power plan.  Drill baby drill to supply Europe's energy needs.  A recentered America.

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Please add this to the Republican / MAGA agenda:  Build the border wall.  Tell the truth about face masks and vaccines.  Deport all illegal aliens.  Disband the FBI.  When violent felons are sent to prison, don't let them out.  Make the military mean and masculine again.  Stop putting ethanol in gasoline.  Eliminate the subsidies for PBS, windmills, electric cars, and solar panels.  Let the consumer decide if he or she wants a low-flow shower head or fluorescent light bulbs or a front-loading clothes washer.  Eliminate Spanish-language broadcasting.  Dissolve and defund the Department of Labor, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Education, the EPA, Amtrak, NASA, most of the IRS, the Export-Import Bank, about half of the Department of Agriculture, half of the Department of Transportation, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Of course, with the current crop of spineless RINOs and socialists resting comfortably in the Congress, none of this will happen; but it should.

Matt Gaetz 'Nominates' President Trump in the 11th Vote for House Speaker.  The 11th vote in the US House of Representatives for Speaker is on.  Rep. Matt Gaetz recommended President Trump for the Speakership.  First of all, President Trump is eligible for the speaker's position per prior publications. [...] Steve Bannon provided a segment this morning where he suggested that President Trump is clearly the best person for Speaker. [...] Who would be better than President Trump to handle the border crisis, the economy, the budget, and all the issues that need to be addressed in the House?

Trump is his own worst enemy.  It's no secret that a lot of Republicans have been abandoning former president Trump since the disastrous midterm elections.  For some reason, Trump seems to keep finding new ways to alienate his supporters and lose unnecessary battles. [...] Trump's first mistake was inserting himself back into the spotlight in the week before the midterm election wrapped up.  Doing so seemed like a no-brainer at the time, since everybody (including me!) expected a massive Republican wave.  In politics, as in so many aspects of life, it pays dividends to let others do all the heavy lifting and swoop in at the last minute to declare victory and take the credit.  As frustrating as it was at the time for many candidates who would have preferred Trump stay on the sidelines, at the time it seemed a smart move on Trump's part.  I would have advised him to do it were I in his camp, so this is only a mistake in retrospect.  But it was a BIG mistake.  Not a stupid mistake, as I outlined, but it hurt Trump's brand badly when the elections turned out to be very disappointing.  Trump wound up taking the blame for losses around the country.

Trump's statement on abortion was wise, effective, and prudent.  Based on what's seen in the press, President Trump has "turned on" his own supporters on the abortion issue, supposedly flinging blame at them for the weak midterm showing in what should have been a red wave year.  Ben Domenech's column headline at the Spectator reads:  ["]Trump unleashes his disdain for pro-life voters["] [...] Trump's statement was about using strategy and tactics correctly in politics.  There was nothing in it suggesting that he had suddenly become pro-choice.  Trump was pointing out something that some pro-lifers dismiss too quickly — that the American people are uneasy about the Democrats' abortion on demand up until the day of birth, but aren't quite ready for a full ban on the practice, at least not yet.

Trump Raises Eyebrows With Rant About Pro-Lifers and the Mid-Terms.  Why did Republicans underperform during the 2022 mid-terms?  That question has become a near-constant point of contention on the right.  Was it a candidate quality issue?  I'd argue that was certainly the case in several high-profile races, but that's obviously not the only thing that plagued the GOP.  There was also a lack of coherent messaging from leadership, and in many important races, Democrats were simply able to outspend their opponents by large margins.  The RNC's inability to harvest votes and bank early votes didn't help either.  Donald Trump is looking elsewhere for an explanation, though.  In an eyebrow-raising rant on Sunday, he appeared to blame pro-lifers for GOP woes.

The Laughable Pivot Some in the Media Are Taking Over Trump's Tax Returns.  You must roll over laughing over this because no one cares.  There are buildings named after the president — everyone knows who this man is, so disclosing these little documents couldn't have less significance to roughly half the country, especially Trump's die-hard supporters.  I didn't see many liberals get excited about these records, at least regarding whether this could lead to criminal charges.  Liberals thought they had Trump on Russian collusion, Ukrainian quid pro quo, January 6, and his tax returns — and ended up getting nothing out of it.  Trump beat both impeachment attempts handily, he won't be charged over a riot on Capitol Hill, and he's running for president again.  Even the FBI's illegal raid on Mar-a-Lago revealed nothing concerning allegations that the former president mishandled classified information.  The release of these documents was the most anti-climactic unveiling of all time.

Report on Trump Tax Returns Has Been Released, Here's the Big 'Bombshell' the Press Is Obsessing Over.  There has perhaps never been a dumber national obsession than the one that has existed over Donald Trump's tax returns.  Despite the IRS having had all of them over the decades, the press and its Democrat allies have long convinced themselves that Trump was illegally colluding with foreign nations and cheating on his taxes.  They continued to hold that belief despite multiple audits of the former president over the years.  Apparently, we were all supposed to believe that the IRS (the same IRS that targeted conservatives under Barack Obama) was actually a right-wing front group protecting Trump at all costs.  In other words, the accusations about Trump's taxes were always nonsensical and ridiculous.  Sure enough, House Democrats have released their report on the matter (and have voted to release the actual returns).  Get a load of this bombshell.  [Tweet]

Washington DC Labels Donald Trump an "Enemy of the State" — [but] "That's Why We Voted for Him".  The entire reason why CTH supported Donald J Trump in 2015 and forward was because he was a disruption to the DC system that few understood as deeply as an assembled bunch of politically homeless people right here on these pages and across America.  Since that original moment, Trump's presence has done exactly what we always knew it would do, EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION.  Trump is the Rosetta Stone, the physical embodiment of a massive unrepresented middle-class assembly that despises Washington DC and the corrupt political establishment they represent.  Republicans and Democrats are two wings of the same vulture feeding on the carcass of the American worker, or what the FBI calls "domestic extremists," people who just want to be left [...] alone.

Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.  I am pretty sure that my readers know that I am not a huge fan of Donald Trump, particularly the current version of Trump the candidate or Trump the celebrity.  Still, I think Trump's presidency from 2017-2021 is grossly underrated, particularly regarding his outstanding record in foreign policy achievements.  As a Trump skeptic when he was running back int 2015 and 2016 I would never in a million years have expected him to be an outstanding president in foreign policy, but he was.  Perhaps the best since Ronald Reagan, and certainly the best since George H.W. Bush.  Trump was absolutely hated by our European allies, and equally hated by our international adversaries.  That created the illusion that Trump was a terrible foreign policy president.  Generally speaking, when everybody hates you it is easy to assume that you are doing something wrong.  Yet Trump was hated because he was doing almost everything right.

Turns out I'm a 'RINO' After All.  [Scroll down] Setting aside the reality that the impact of Twittergate was unquantifiable in terms of 2020 election ballots, Trump's continuing illogical "logic" remains beyond problematic:  In my not-so-humble opinion, Donald Trump cannot win the 2024 presidential election, regardless of how many loyalists vote for him.  Critically, both parties must capture a substantial percentage of the independent vote, for example — and more.  Following the midterms' red trickle, Virginia's Tim Anderson — labeled by some as a Trump-style Republican for his attention-getting combativeness and staunchly conservative politics — became the first Virginia Republican to call for a full breakup with Trump.

The Great Meltdown Is Just Beginning.  The vindication for President Donald Trump on a number of fronts is just beginning.  The malign actors know it and they are angry with rage at the prospect of what it means.  Losing control of the people's House last month was bad enough.  Now they have this "Twitter thing" that is not within their authoritarian control.  They don't have the free hand to tip the scale in their favor.  They don't have the ability to gaslight the nation with dishonest narrative about their political enemies.  They see glimpses of the future if things proceed as they currently are — and they are very afraid.  They should be.

Trump commits political suicide.  Donald Trump has been on a political suicide mission for a while now, but despite all his efforts he still has some substantial (if slipping) amount of political support.  His biggest mistake up until now was to attack popular winners like Kemp and DeSantis.  But apparently, the loss of support stemming from those mistakes was insufficient to knock himself out of the running for president. [...] Trump's latest foray into losing all support and credibility is his attack on the Constitution itself.  Like, literally, calling for the suspension of the Constitution in order to reinstall him as President of the United States.

The Trumpification of Elon Musk.  The relentless attacks on Elon Musk since he purchased Twitter should be familiar to most Americans.  It's exactly what Democrats and their media and corporate allies did to demonize Donald Trump.  The McCarthyite formula is simple:  Claim you are defending high-minded principles (Democracy!  The rule of law!  Civil discourse!) to justify efforts to delegitimize someone you've identified as a political opponent.  Democrats denied Trump's presidency from day one; Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden themselves declared for years that he had stolen the 2016 election.  In the name of election integrity, Democrats turned a bogus conspiracy theory cooked up by Clinton's campaign about Russian collusion into years of official investigations that undermined and tainted Trump.  When Special Counsel Robert Mueller proved that a lie, Democrats immediately seized on a few innocuous sentences in a Trump phone call with a foreign leader to launch just the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history.

Mitch McConnell Uses Mar-a-Lago Ambush to Hit President Trump.  As NBC has now outlined in detail, a trio of dubious characters leveraged President Trump's previous support for troubled Kanye West as an opportunity for an intentional smear campaign construct by Milo Yiannopoulos, Nick Fuentes and Kanye West himself.  Mr. West, now known as Ye, intended to make trouble by bringing uninvited guests along to carry out the operation.  The media and political opposition gleefully latched on to the successful targeting operation, in an effort to smear Donald Trump.  In typical Alinsky fashion, the goal is to controversialize the operational target.  Senator Mitch McConnell followed up today with his own pile on supported by his Senate leadership.  [Video clip]

Supreme Court declines to shield Trump tax returns from Congress.  The Supreme Court on Tuesday [11/22/2022] rejected an emergency appeal from former President Trump seeking to shield his tax returns from House Democrats, capping a multiyear legal battle and paving the way for the release of his tax returns.  The order — which had no noted dissents — was in response to an appeal Trump filed with the Supreme Court late last month after a lower court declined to reverse its ruling mandating that he turn over his tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Trump/DeSantis 2024.  Trump still has his strong MAGA base, and in a CPAC straw poll a few months ago, was the favored 2024 nominee over DeSantis by 69-24 percent.  It's still Trump's party.  DeSantis is an exemplary governor but has no national governing experience, unlike Trump who has already spent four years as President.  DeSantis, not being independently wealthy, will be beholden to the donor class supporting his candidacy, possibly clipping his wings should he become President.  Trump doesn't have this conflict of interest.  Trump has his baggage, his brash personality and inability to turn the other cheek, features that both annoy and thrill his detractors and supporters respectively, as few Republicans have the ability to punch back against the leftist forces against them — Hollywood, academia, corporate media, Wall Street, big pharma, big sports, and the coastal latte-sipping elites.  The ruling class would like nothing better than for Trump and DeSantis to split the GOP vote, leaving the door wide open for another destructive Democrat administration.  Watch the media do their best to set up this scenario.

It's time for the GOP to say it:  Donald Trump is hurting us, not helping us.  As the direction of our country hung in the balance, millions of us watched in horror as Mr. Trump decided to draw attention to himself rather than throwing every bit of influence he still had into winning these two Senate seats.  The result was a Democrat victory because many conservative Georgians stayed home for the runoffs, convinced by their president that their votes wouldn't matter.  The lesson of this midterm is simple and clear.  Mr. Trump's endorsements hindered rather than helped the much-anticipated "red wave," and his petty selfishness could likely lead to another series of runoff losses in the days ahead.  The take-home of this past week is simple:  Donald Trump has to go.  If he's our nominee in 2024, we will get destroyed.

America Needs Donald Trump — But Not Like This.  We are a free country, governed by free men — at least for a few more years.  MAGA-supporters are not Trump's employees, to be ordered to support anyone.  MAGA-supporters voted for DeSantis and Youngkin because doing so advanced their cause's objectives.  Trump may have given the movement a name, but the movement to return America to its former greatness does not belong to him.  The movement selected him to run the enterprise — for a few years.  Trump works for MAGA, not vice versa.  Trump is merely the CEO, answerable to the shareholders — the voters.  As the movement's current CEO, Trump will have that job so long as he's the best man to promote its interests.  But Trump needs to ask himself — is undermining the movement's star performers promoting the interests of the movement?

When you've lost Scott Adams....  [Scroll down] I've had mixed emotions about this situation, particularly since the disappointing results of the midterms.  It is flatly unfair to lay all the blame for Tuesday's results on Donald Trump's doorstep.  Some of the candidates he endorsed actually did pretty well, while others underperformed.  It was a mixed bag and it seems clear that he wasn't always focused on overall candidate quality as much as brand loyalty. [...] Donald Trump has definitively demonstrated this month that he has zero interest in being a team player for conservatives or helping to promote conservative policies.  This is all about him as far as I can tell.  It's strictly personal.

We are All talking about the elephant in the room.  I am no Donald Trump hater.  I thought he was a really great president until COVID hit.  I thought then and think now that COVID was an enemy Trump was ill suited to fight because no matter how insulting he was, the virus was indifferent.  COVID didn't care about insults, bluster, bullying, or showmanship.  It wanted blood.  Trump understood early that COVID didn't fit into his skillset, so he rightly outsourced the fight to "experts."  Nobody can be good at everything, and few politicians can be good at dealing with a pandemic. [...] It turned out, though, that the "experts" he outsourced to were both incompetent and out to kill his presidency.  They did.  They screwed up dealing with the virus, but managed to wound Trump badly.  Trump let them, or at least couldn't stop them from doing so.  Sad, as Trump would say.  But hardly surprising.  When everybody you trust to do the right thing stabs you in the back, it's hard to survive.

DeSantis 2024? Think Again.  Trump's flaws of character — and who is without them — do not alter the fact that Trump is an indomitable fighter and the most successful president in recent history.  His ego is concomitant with his strength; the two cannot be separated. [...] We were quite happy with his major and unprecedented policy successes:  making America energy-independent, restoring the manufacturing base, revisiting trade deals to benefit American workers, creating a surge in employment and prosperity, laboring to put a stop to illegal immigration, appointing conservative judges, rebuilding a depleted military, and establishing renewed American pre-eminence on the international stage.  Now we are ready to consign him to the golf course.  How quickly gratitude turns to recrimination.

Why Do You Still Hate Donald Trump?  Donald J. Trump was our 45th president and in spite of the unbelievable hostility he faced in the mainstream media, Hollywood, and all public forums, he did a very good, possibly the best job for the country.  Yet TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome, still exists and I just can't figure out why, so if you can explain what you have against Trump, I'd appreciate hearing from you. [...] Is he an egoist, a megalomaniac?  Probably, but do you know any billionaire who isn't?  We have certainly had presidents who are sexists, crude, racists, even anti-Semitic (look up Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, Woodrow Wilson) but they had media coverage for their sins.  Trump has enemies.

DeSantis in 2024.  Let me be clear, I am very grateful to Trump for what he accomplished during his presidency.  I voted for Trump in the 2016 primary, in the 2016 election, in the 2020 election, and would wholeheartedly vote for him again in 2024 if he is the nominee.  I support almost everything he did during his tenure, I loved how he took the media to task, and I felt the Deep State-media alliance against him was one of the most despicable, unconstitutional stains on our nation's history.  He exposed Conservative Caribbean Cruises Inc. for the weathervane fraud that it was.  He destroyed the Bush, Cheney, and Clinton dynasties.  He changed American politics forever, and try as they might, neither the Left nor their NeverTrump sock puppets can put the toothpaste back in the tube.  Trump was exactly the right man for 2016.  But Trump is currently devolving into more of a permanent liability than anything else, and he's reached a point where his faults outweigh his virtues. [...] Bluntly put, he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut.  It's petty, and it got old a long time ago. [...] Trump should be president right now.  But he isn't.  We can make 2024 about 2020, as Trump insists on doing, or we can move on.

As Usual, I Was Wrong.  I hesitate to write the following because writing when tired and irritated is seldom a good idea, but I'm going to say it anyway: I'm sick of Trump.  I tire of the lack of discipline.  I weary of his histrionics.  He alienates too many people and while he has charisma for days, he doesn't know how to govern.  The arguments that no one has been pilloried, harassed, abused, etc. as Donald Trump has been are all true.  He has been treated unfairly and his voters treated with utter contempt.  It's been appalling to see.  He's been sued and defamed.  His children have been persecuted and harassed.  His house and privacy have been invaded.  It is wrong and utterly unfair and contemptible.  There will be no justice for what has happened to Donald Trump.  How can there be?  He was robbed of his mandate in 2016 and he was robbed of an honest election in 2020.  Was the 2020 election swayed by fraud?  That will never be known, but the whole of every institution was arrayed against him.  His base is rightly livid.  They want him to run again.  They believe it's his turn.  If Trump runs, he will not win.  Maybe this is another prediction of mine that I'll be wrong about, but I don't think so.  He's alienated too many people.

Life after Trump.  We can talk about cheating and the fix being in and mail-in votes.  We can go on and on about the deep state and the media.  We can spend months in denial but the fact is, Americans do not want Donald John Trump to be their president.  He did not save the Republican Party.  He spent it.  Ira Stoll was cold in his assessment of the election.  He wrote, "Donald Trump is a drag in a general election in purple states.

Here's how Donald Trump sabotaged the Republican midterms.  After three straight national tallies in which either he or his party or both were hammered by the national electorate, it's time for even his stans to accept the truth: Toxic Trump is the political equivalent of a can of Raid.  What Tuesday night's results suggest is that Trump is perhaps the most profound vote-repellant in modern American history.  The surest way to lose in these midterms was to be a politician endorsed by Trump.  This is not hyperbole.  Except for deep red states where a Republican corpse would have beaten a Democrat, voters choosing in actually competitive races — who everyone expected would behave like midterm voters usually do and lean toward the out party — took one look at Trump's hand-picked acolytes and gagged.  Liberal fundraisers actually put money behind Trump-endorsed candidates in GOP primaries all over the place to help them prevail so that Democrats could face them in the general election.  It was transparently cynical and an abuse of our political process.  But it worked like gangbusters.

It's Still About Trump.  One thing that appears certain before the Midterms, tomorrow, is that Trump has won this battle:  The Midterms are significantly about Trump and his vision for America.  This is exactly what Trump has sought to accomplish — with his endorsements and campaigning — and what he has successfully accomplished. [...] That it's all about Trump is obvious from the the Dem campaign strategy: Attack the Trump SCOTUS and attack the concept of "government of the people, by the people, for the people."

Justice Roberts Puts a Hold on Democrat Attempts to Obtain Trump's Tax Returns.  Chief Justice John Roberts put a hold on the House Ways and Means Committee quest to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns Tuesday morning.  Previously, the D.C. District Court ruled in favor of Democrats on the Committee prompting the IRS to release them.  [Tweet]  The move comes after an emergency appeal was made by Trump's legal team yesterday.  "The Committee's purpose in requesting President Trump's tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President's tax information to the public," the request states.  [Tweet]

Supreme Court Blocks Congress From Getting Trump's Tax Returns.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1 blocked Congress from obtaining former President Donald Trump's tax returns.  Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, stayed an appeals court order that had ruled a congressional panel could gain access to the documents.  Trump filed an emergency application on Monday to the Supreme Court, asking it to halt the order.  Roberts' stay is temporary, pending further developments in the case.  Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, has for years been trying to obtain Trump's returns, asserting that they are necessary as the panel considers possibly updating how audits of presidents are done.  Trump said that the true purpose is to release the returns to the public.

Donald Trump Sues CNN in $475 Million Defamation Lawsuit.  Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN in a $475 million defamation lawsuit, according to a complaint filed in federal court on Monday [10/3/2022].  The lawsuit focuses on the network's characterization of Trump as being a "racist," "Russian lackey," "insurrectionist," and its "persistent association" of Trump to Adolf Hitler and Nazism.  "[T]he time has finally come to hold CNN responsible and legally accountable for their willful deception and defamatory statements made about me and both, directly and indirectly, my strong, devoted, and patriotic supporters," Trump said in a statement released shortly after his attorneys filed the lawsuit.

Donald Trump sues CNN claiming defamation, seeks $475M.  Former president Donald Trump sued CNN for defamation on Monday, seeking $475 million in punitive damages and claiming that the network had carried out a "campaign of libel and slander" against him.  Trump claims in his lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that the network had used its influence as a leading news organization to defeat him politically.  CNN declined to comment on the case.

The Editor says...
Trump is striking while the iron is hot.  A year from now, they might not be worth $475 million.

Donald Trump and the Future of Western Civilization.  The West, in particular the United States, is currently populated with patronizing, oblivious, and callous leaders more concerned about themselves and globalism than the people and the future of their respective countries.  Nor do they acknowledge that Western Civilization, because of its roots in Christianity, has increased freedom, wealth, health, comfort and life expectancy to unprecedented levels throughout the world.  When virtually all Western nations pursue the same ruinous policies, and their ruling classes have the same self-absorbed characteristics, decline and collapse from self-immolation is inevitable.  In the debauched current state of Western Civilization, the sole path of reversing this decline and collapse is for a tenacious and intrepid egalitarian leader from one of the major Western nations to assume the mantle of leadership.  The only experienced and successful current or past leader with these attributes in the West today is Donald Trump, who temporarily stanched and exposed the factors behind the downfall during his four years as president.  With the specter of China/Russia hegemony and the accelerating deterioration of the West looming over the United States and Europe, Trump must seriously consider running for president again in 2024.

Can the GOP Accommodate Two Rock Stars?  [Scroll down] Before Donald Trump descended the golden escalator at Trump tower in June 2015, the GOP had gone more than a quarter-century without a rock star.  Now, it has two, and that is the challenge. [...] If DeSantis chooses to run in 2024, he can blow off the Liz Cheney Republicans — there are not enough of them to matter — but he cannot afford to alienate hardcore Trump fans, especially if Trump also decides to run.  Given what I've seen from afar and what I saw Sunday up close, DeSantis is ambitious enough to run and adroit enough to win.  The attendees on Sunday would probably agree, and many of them came in MAGA gear.  Here's hoping that Trump is savvy enough to read the tea leaves.

The Trump Raid — We're Missing the Point.  Seeking to prove that Trump did nothing wrong in possessing these documents is like trying to establish that the victims of Stalin's show trials weren't in fact Trotskyites.  Well, of course they weren't.  But Stalin didn't care if his enemies — perceived or real — were Trotskyites or "counter-revolutionaries."  What mattered to him was that they were his enemies.  And that's why we call their legal proceedings "show trials."  They weren't exercises in justice; they were facades for political suppression.  Did Trump commit a crime?  I doubt it.  Democrats have spent six years and tens of millions of dollars investigating virtually every step he's taken in his life.  So far, they've come up with nothing.  Which means that although Trump seems impetuous, he evidently hires excellent lawyers who ensure he always remains within the bounds of the law.  But at the end of the day, the question of Trump's innocence is irrelevant.  Because what we're witnessing is not a legal investigation but a political crusade — aided by the Justice Department — to crush a man it can't stand.  And if we allow the left to win this battle, we will have allowed it to cross a line from which there may be no turning back.  For this isn't about Trump.  It's about the left doing whatever it takes to retain political and ideological control of this country.  As one political commentator has pointed out, Trump represents everything the left hates, everything they've spent 50 years trying to eradicate.

Donald Trump: Declare Me Rightful Winner or Redo 'Fraud' 2020 Election.  President Donald Trump argued Monday that he should be declared the winner of the 2020 election, citing fraud and election interference by the FBI.  The former president pointed to reports that the FBI worked to bury the story about Hunter Biden's laptop on social media right before the 2020 election.  "This is massive FRAUD & ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before in our Country," Trump wrote on social media.  Trump said the FBI purposefully tried to stop him from winning the 2020 election.

Does Donald Trump Have Jeffrey Epstein's List of Clients?  Does Donald Trump have Jeffrey Epstein's list of clients?  The Deep State, Bureaucracy, Swamp, Administrative State, Military-Industrial Complex, Democrats, Media, Establishment Republicans, and crew are acting like Trump is Satan incarnate.  At this point their loathing seems overwrought, to understate it.  Every norm is being thrown out for a man who governed in a perfunctory way.  At first, the hysteria seemed just like partisan hyperventilating.  Now, the actions are shrill hysteria.  Only one thing causes this kind of collective freakout in Washington, D.C.: fear.  What about Donald Trump makes these people so afraid?  Thus, I return to my first question:  Does Donald Trump have Jeffrey Epstein's list of clients?  Trump must have the goods on these people, because they've done everything to the man short of assassinate him.

What you have to swallow to be a Never Trumper
  [#1]   You have to believe that Hillary sending classified material to foreign agents and foreign governments as secretary of state was no big deal.
  [#2]   You have to believe that Trump taking home material to Mar-a-Lago is a capital offense that requires 30 FBI agents to spend 9 hours rifling through his wife's undergarments and the like.
  [#3]   You have to believe that Obama using the FBI to spy on Trump was no big deal.
  [#4]   You have to believe that Trump asking Zelensky to look into Hunter Biden's criminality is an impeachable offense.
  [#5]   You have to believe that Democrat riots in city after city was no big deal.
  [#6]   You have to believe that Trump rallying 250,000 people at the National Mall was an insurrection and an impeachable offense.
  [#7]   You have to believe that Hillary colluding with Russians to frame Trump was no big deal.
  [#8]   You have to believe that Russia colluded with Trump based on Democrat oppo research.
  [#9]   You have to believe that Trump was a buffoon while at the same time believing Trump was a diabolical criminal mastermind.
  [#10]   You have to believe that Make America Great is an anti-American slogan.

Not Only Are the Polls With Trump Since the Raid, So Are His Odds for 2024.  I wrote earlier about how outraged Americans have been by the FBI raid on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.  It was a grievous mistake that awakened the sleeping giant.  The new Trafalgar/COSProject poll shows that it has increased the desire of Republicans and independents to vote and the majority of those people believe this is an action against Trump by his political enemies.  That was also a poll weighted toward Democrats, so it was all the more significant.

FBI harasses a Republican congressman, and what will the GOP do?  [Scroll down]  The truth is, all the demonizing of former President Trump is just hogwash.  How fond the left has been of denouncing him as, among other evils, "authoritiarian." Authoritarian presidents don't get investigated for nearly two years by "special counsel," particularly when the House and Senate have majorities representing the same party as the "authoritarian" president.  Authoritarian presidents don't get impeached one time, let alone two times.  Dissidents would not dare insult, much less lie about, an authoritarian president on a daily basis.  Why?  Because an authoritarian president would have the dissident thrown in jail — if not disappeared.  The fact of the matter is, the left never had the slightest fear of the former president.  Would leftists have demeaned him, otherwise, as a buffoon?

House committee may obtain Trump tax returns from IRS, federal appeals court rules.  A federal appeals court on Tuesday paved the way for the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service — a move the former president has long pushed back on.  The decision is a blow to Trump, who may seek emergency intervention measures from the Supreme Court in an attempt to temporarily block any release of these tax records.  The ruling came nearly eight months after Trump's attorneys appealed a December 2021 decision by District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump-appointed federal judge, who permitted the Treasury Department to disclose the former president's tax returns to the House committee.

Democrats Are Learning That Hating Trump Is Not The Same As Governing.  From the time Donald and Melania Trump descended the escalator to announce his candidacy for President of the United States, there has been little other than a torrent of hate directed at him, his family, and all who support him.  We have endured the past several years being required to account for how we could support such a man.  For me, it was simple.  My support for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020 (clearly explained to family and friends) came down to the three pillars of American exceptionalism and success:  the Constitution, national security, and the economy.  We need not look very far to see just how horribly elected Democrats have done on all three.

Georgia District Attorney Investigating Trump Runs Into a Snag.  In May of this year, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis convened a grand jury to investigate Donald Trump's phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump urged Raffensperger to "find votes" in order to shift Georgia's presidential tally his way.  It's never been terribly clear why Willis is doing this.  Is she ambitious and using the investigation to make a name for herself?  Is she using it as a springboard for some other employment or higher office?  Or is she a true believer and thinks she can find a smoking gun to pin on the former president?  It seems like a major waste of taxpayer money.  Some high-profile names in state politics have testified, including Raffensperger and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who spoke to the grand jury earlier this week.  But a judge has struck one name from Willis' list because of a conflict of interest.

Report: Federal Criminal Probe Into Donald Trump Underway.  The Department of Justice has begun investigating former President Donald Trump as part of a criminal probe surrounding January 6th and his attempt to "overturn the election."  According to the Washington Examiner, questions are being asked about what Trump said in meetings around the time, including what he may have told others to do in regards to stopping the certification of the election results.  One specific line of inquiry entails the so-called "false electors" scheme members of the press have been going nuts over. [...] As I've shared before, I just don't get the whole "false electors" obsession nor do I see any illegality in it.  All it entailed was a group of self-chosen "alternative" electors making a purely ceremonial and non-legally biding commitment to vote for Trump if decertification happened.  I'm not going to argue with those that find that objectionable, but there's a difference between objectionable and criminal.

The Globalist Effort to 'Get Trump' Is Backfiring.  What could have triggered the Marxists to metamorphose from methodical societal saboteurs into outright commie colonizers almost overnight?  In a word — Trump.  One minute, the America-destroyers were in total control of the Republican and Democrat-ish Parties, and America's Uniparty was in full lockstep, marching mechanically to the globalist order's tyrannical little tune.  And the next minute — bam! — Trump came out of nowhere, dashed their certain triumph, and deflated their celebratory balloons (filled with hot air and boasting, "Congratulations on your New World Order").  The global "elite" thought the man descending a golden escalator would be the perfect foil to launch Hillary into the White House with such an electoral landslide that the World Economic Forum's global socialism would get the mandate it needed to subdue America once and for all, and then, to their horror, it turned out that Trump was an America-loving patriot and brawler nobody had seen in the political arena for generations.

Why Democrats Are Desperate to Charge Trump With Anything.  If you were to tell me that someone in politics is corrupt, criminally corrupt, I'd be open to believing you, but I wouldn't join you in calling for their head without a little something called evidence.  Not your thoughts, not your conclusions, your women's intuition, or your Spidey sense tingling, I'd need proof.  While there is no lack of haters of former President Donald Trump screaming at the top of their lungs about the former, the latter is where they lose not only me but should lose everyone.  These bogus made-for-TV January 6th Committee hearings are a prime example of how an unthinking group of people can be led down whatever path politicians want to prance them down.

Trump cleared of contempt charges, dealing loss to Democrats.  Former President Donald Trump was cleared of contempt charges after failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state's attorney general, a New York judge has ruled.  Trump's April 25 contempt finding came after he contested a December subpoena seeking records related to his personal finances and the financing of several properties.  He had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, as he claims, leading to demands by the judge and the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James that his attorneys provide detailed explanations of how they conducted their search.  Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, said in a text message that "although we are pleased that the court has lifted the contempt finding, we maintain that it was wholly unwarranted and improper in the first place.  We will push ahead with our appeal to secure justice for our client."

The Top 10 Reasons Trump Should be Speaker of the House.  Many prominent personalities have been urging the president to do this, so here are the top reasons why he should step up to the challenge.  You could argue that our "betters" in the anti-liberty left are trying to destroy the country, or perhaps they are completely incompetent.  Even the totally incompetent would have occasional success, so we're thinking it's the former.  Either way, we need to change back to leadership that works, and we need it as soon as possible.  Having the House of Representatives elect President Trump as speaker would go a long way toward this goal.

Judge clears Trump of contempt in New York attorney general's fraud investigation.  A New York judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump is no longer in contempt for failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state's attorney general.  The former president's April 25 contempt finding came after he contested a December subpoena seeking records related to his personal finances and the financing of several properties.  Trump claimed he had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, leading to demands by the judge and the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James that his attorneys provide detailed explanations of how they conducted their search.  "Although we are pleased that the court has lifted the contempt finding, we maintain that it was wholly unwarranted and improper in the first place," Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, said in a text message.  "We will push ahead with our appeal to secure justice for our client."

Judge Clears Trump of Contempt in New York Attorney General's Witch Hunt Probe.  Last month a New York Judge agreed to lift a civil contempt charge against President Trump if he pays $110,000 in fines.  The judge on Wednesday ruled Trump is no longer in contempt after failing to turn over subpoenaed documents in New York Attorney General Letitia James's witch hunt probe.

Schiff a begrudgingly admits there's no indication Trump is under investigation by DoJ.  House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff begrudgingly admitted this Sunday that he's "yet to see any indication" that former President Donald Trump is under investigation by the Department of Justice.  He made the bombshell admission while predictably complaining about the DOJ's refusal to directly charge Trump.  Speaking on MSNBC's "Meet the Press," he was asked by host Chuck Todd whether the DOJ's recent actions, including the Orwellian arrest of Trump-era Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, have inspired more confidence in him.

New York's attorney general has President Trump in a Catch-22.  President Trump recently lost an appeal and must testify in a civil investigation by New York State attorney general Letitia James.  Her action was taken based on testimony and evidence given by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.  This is the same Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty to eight counts, including criminal tax evasion and campaign finance violations.  While we may not be privy to the inner workings of our justice departments in the United States, it seems rather convenient that the government could take evidence from Michael Cohen regarding his claims of the improprieties of President Trump's financial records after Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts.  We could question the entire agreement the Justice Department made with him.  It is necessary to point out that Michael Cohen was Trump's attorney, not his accountant or financial adviser.  This is necessary because Mr. Cohen may or may not be aware of the rules of accounting.  He has, after all, pleaded guilty to tax and financial crimes.  He may be guilty of incompetence more than outright fraud.  I wonder if his attorneys ever considered that defense.

Adam Schiff Claims 'Evidence' of Trump Election Fraud Before Playing a Familiar Game.  Adam Schiff is back on cable news proclaiming [...] evidence against Donald Trump.  This time, it's not about now-debunked Russian collusion.  Rather, it's about January 6th and the idea that the former president was part of a conspiracy to illegally attempt to overturn the election.  While appearing with Martha Raddatz on CNN, a second home for Schiff since the early days of the Trump administration, the California congressman asserted that he "has evidence" that the former president actively participated in a January 6th scheme to produce fake electors.  [Tweet]  There are several things to consider here, not the least of which is whether anything Schiff is talking about is even illegal.  Obviously, there's a long history of politicians challenging elections in the United States.  After all, two current members of the January 6th committee challenged the certification of the 2004 and 2016 elections, respectively.  In this case, there was talk of producing an "alternate" slate of electors who would not cast their votes for Biden, despite the results in their states.  Ironically, the idea that a state's electors could ignore the election results and vote their "conscience" was pioneered by Democrats in 2016, with the suggestion that Trump could be denied the White House.  Now, the same people who didn't have a problem entertaining that scheme want to pretend it's some massive conspiracy for Trump associates to talk about it four years later.

Steve Bannon dares Merrick Garland to pursue charges against Trump over U.S. Capitol riot.  Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon says GOP lawmakers would impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland if the Justice Department pursues charges against former President Donald Trump over the House Jan. 6 committee's findings.  In his "War Room:  Pandemic" podcast on Friday, Mr. Bannon said Americans are unmoved by the committee's findings unveiled during a prime-time hearing Thursday, reiterating claims that the 2020 election was stolen.  "Trump won the presidency," Mr. Bannon said.  "And he is the legitimate president of the United States and your guy is illegitimate, and the American People are awakening to that."

Trump's Right of First Refusal Isn't Enough.  [Scroll down]  Trump's tiresome tirades about his re-election having been stolen — while true enough — get in the way of the more important message for 2024:  how he will fix in 2024 all of what the Democrats have destroyed since January 2020.  This is not to say election integrity isn't a big deal, but Trump can't do anything about it now, and needs to stay focused on what matters right now.  What really matters is crippling runaway inflation, the war on energy, the invasion on the southern border, the anarchy, violence, and dystopia of Dem-run American cities, and the endless catastrophes in foreign policy and national security.  Of course, most Trump-aligned Marys and Joes are annoyed about the stolen 2020 election, but they are terrified by the state of the nation and how it is affecting them and their families — right now.  Trump needs to relentlessly pound away at the root causes of that raw fear now and every day, and what he would do about it on day one of his second term.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Run for President in 2024.  Donald Trump should not run for president in 2024.  His place in the pantheon of American presidents is secure as he was the right president at the right time and will go down in history as among the nation's indispensable presidents.  In the upcoming no-holds-barred war for the soul and future of America, it is time for the mantle to be passed on to others he has effectively mentored and who have shown a resolute willingness to follow in his footsteps. [...] In 2024 Donald Trump will be 78.  As someone who is a year or so older than Trump, I have to sadly admit, based on personal experience and observing the octogenarians in Congress and the White House, that the time has come for politicians of both parties who are 78 and older to gracefully exit the national political stage.

My Biden-Voting Friend Had 'No Idea' Things Could Get This Bad.  A friend told me yesterday he voted for Biden because he was tired of Trump's "drama." He said he "didn't vote for Jared Kushner or Ivanka" and didn't like them "hanging around" the White House.  "Right message, wrong guy," he said of Trump.  My buddy considers himself a "non-Trumping, Democrat-hating conservative."  I guess his "non-Trumping" bias trumped (heh-heh) his hatred of Democrats.  He claimed he had "no idea things would get this bad under Biden."  My friend also doesn't like the far-left judge in the Bronx who has a habit of releasing violent criminals from jail.  He lives nearby.  "She's causing a one-woman crime wave," my friend lamented.  He fears for his family's safety and worries about his 2-year-old granddaughter's future.

Why Are We In Ukraine?  As Mark Antony observes during Caesar's funeral oration:  "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."  Welcome to the boneyard of America.  This is, alas, true regardless of whether the men themselves were of good character.  Clinton wasn't, Bush more or less was, Obama isn't, and Biden is one of the worst men ever to assume the presidency:  a bully, a liar, a plagiarist, a mediocrity and, at this stage of his senescence, a clear and present danger.  As for Trump, no one ever mistook him for a secular saint, and indeed he was brought down and done in by his own manifest personal imperfections, poor personnel choices, and chronic inability to control his self-destructive solipsistic nature.  But in Trump's case the good he did has already been interred with the bones of his presidency, and we are now left at the mercy of a vengeful Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party determined to bring us to heel and ruination.

Clean Sweep:  All 22 Trump-Backed Candidates Win Primaries in Ohio, Indiana.  All 22 candidates in Ohio and Indiana endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump completed a clean sweep of Tuesday's primaries, indicating the strength of a Trump endorsement is as mighty as it has ever been.

New York Trump grand jury ends not with a bang but a whimper.  Two successive Manhattan District Attorneys, Cyrus Vance, Jr. and Alvin Bragg, have dug for dirt on Donald Trump, looking for something — anything — on which to indict him.  And they have failed.

The terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended).  Donald Trump was the best President in modern American history.  If he were still in office, if the election had not been fraudulent, we would still be energy independent.  He would have ended the lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates and the economy would have begun recovering much sooner.  The southern border would be secure.  There would be no war between Russia and Ukraine.  But the NeverTrumpers cared not a bit about the American people.  They cared only about removing the outsider from their swamp.

NY judge holds Trump in contempt, issues daily $10K fines until he complies with AG.  A New York Supreme Court judge held former President Donald Trump in civil contempt on Monday, ordering him to pay $10,000 every day until he fully complies with New York Attorney General Letitia James's subpoena in her investigation of the Trump Organization.  James has been seeking various financial records after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen told Congress that Trump had exaggerated the values of various assets on statements in order to get more advantageous terms for loans and for tax purposes.

Is a Trump Return to the White House in 2024 Inevitable?  Fifteen months after leaving office, Trump remains the kingmaker of the Republican Party.  Pilgrimages are still made to Mar-a-Lago on a regular basis in pursuit of his coveted endorsement.  Crowds at his Trumpaloozas seem to be as large and boisterous as ever.  And most of all, avid supporters want nothing more than a rematch with Biden — to restore the rightful order of things, as it were.  If Biden does run — a disaster for the Democrat Party of incalculable proportions — I can't see how Trump loses.

Trump at Heritage Foundation Dinner: 'Climate Hysteria Hoax' Destroying Economy.  Former President Trump delivered the keynote speech at the Heritage Foundation's annual leadership conference at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday [4/21/2022] where he addressed a range of issues, chief among them being the radical left's destruction of the American economy via the "Climate Hysteria Hoax."  "One of the most urgent tasks not only for our movement but for our country is to decisively defeat the Climate Hysteria Hoax," the president said to the room of supporters.  The president highlighted how the radical environmentalist movement has morphed from a fringe belief among America's youth into an insidious cause that is now actively "destroying America's economy, weakening our security, and eviscerating our Middle Class."

Trump hypes 'explosive' 2020 election litigation in Michigan.  Former President Donald Trump touted the "explosive" 2020 election fraud lawsuit in Antrim County, Michigan, in a campaign call on Wednesday.  Trump spoke for roughly five minutes during a telephone town hall event for Matthew DePerno, a Republican candidate for Michigan attorney general who is spearheading the litigation, according to the Detroit News.  "The mistake had to be corrected," Trump said.  "We caught them.  And they said, 'Well, we made a little mistake.'  It wasn't a mistake at all.  It was being caught."

Trump's civil RICO suit against Hillary Clinton.  President Trump filed a civil RICO suit against Hillary Clinton and her junta. [...] The Clinton and Biden Families are criminal enterprises — a continuation of the D.C. swamp's business of organized crime activity.  Laptop from Hell, written by Miranda Devine (NY Post reporter), tells all and incriminates Uncle Joe.  The New York Post's story was canceled and censored as Russian disinformation by the MSM and Big Tech, which affected the 2020 election.  Fifty former senior government intelligence officers, including former CIA director John Brennen and DNI Jim Clapper, opined that the laptop information was Russian disinformation.  Why?  To conceal the criminal actions of federal agencies, including the intelligence agencies in Hillary's soft coup to interfere with the 2016 election, and then to "imped[e] his [Trump's] ability to effectively govern through fraudulent, deceptive, and criminal means" (Trump's complaint; DOJ RICO manuals civil and criminal).

Judge rules NYC illegally canceled Trump's contract to run Bronx golf course.  A state Supreme Court judge ruled Friday [4/8/2022] that the city did not have the right to cancel [Donald] Trump's contract to run the Ferry Point Golf Course.  Mayor Bill de Blasio had nixed the deal after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, arguing that Trump would not be able to attract golf tournaments.  In her decision and order filed on Friday, Justice Debra James said there was nothing in the contract that required a tournament — only that the city would share in any proceeds.  That means either Trump gets to continue to run the course, or the city needs to pay him to leave.  Trump's son Eric said they'll stay.  "The judge didn't buy their nonsense and this is a well-reasoned and appropriate decision and we look forward to running the best golf course for years to come," Eric Trump said.

Trump Had Every Reason to Endorse Dr. Oz.  he reaction by some to Donald Trump's endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz in the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania seems a bit over the top.  I mean, I get it on some levels:  Oz isn't great on the issues, isn't a conservative rockstar (as if Pennsylvania produces any), and is an unknown commodity in electoral politics (see Trump, Donald J., circa 2015).  But everyone needs to take a deep breath and understand that Oz is 10 times better than former hedgefund CEO Dave McCormick.  And in Trump's mind, maybe 50 times better.  If you're Trump, you have political capital.  The man has clout with the base and given the numbers he's seen, he can be the kingmaker in U.S. Senate races in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona, and Missouri.  There are no credible MAGA candidates in the Pennsylvania Senate race; this isn't a potential Jim DeMint versus Oz situation, so Trump really has two choices:  Oz or McCormick.

The Editor says...
Sadly, the voters often have only the choice between bad and worse.

Dr. Oz receives Trump endorsement for Senate despite support for abortion, 'transitioning' kids.  Former President Donald Trump disappointed some of his most ardent supporters over the weekend by endorsing TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, despite his history of staking out left-wing positions on issues important to conservatives.  "I have known Dr. Oz for many years, as have many others, even if only through his very successful television show," Trump said on April 9.  "He has lived with us through the screen and has always been popular, respected, and smart.  He even said that I was in extraordinary health, which made me like him even more (although he also said I should lose a couple of pounds!)."

Trumpworld Goes Into Meltdown After Trump Endorses Dr. Oz.  Late Saturday evening, former President Donald Trump officially endorsed his old TV pal Dr. Mehmet Oz in the raucous Republican U.S. Senate primary race in Pennsylvania.  In doing so, Trump, while speaking at a rally in North Carolina, ignited fury and ridicule among some of the loudest voices in Trumpworld.  At issue among Trump's most fervent supporters is the belief that Oz, a Turkish-American TV physician who has hobnobbed with Hollywood's elite and has flip-flopped on the issue of abortion, isn't a trustworthy "America First" Republican candidate, compared to fellow candidate Dave McCormick, who has ex-Trump administration official Hope Hicks by his side.  (Another Trumpworld stalwart, Stephen Miller, stopped all involvement and employment with the McCormick campaign after Trump's Oz endorsement, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast after this story was published.)

He must be joking.
Donald Trump Endorses Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race.  Former President Donald Trump endorsed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate Race on Saturday after his initial pick, Sean Parnell, dropped out amid a contentious custody battle with his estranged wife last fall.  Trump said his endorsement of Oz is "all about winning elections in order to stop the Radical Left maniacs from destroying our Country."

Trump's Endorsement of Dr. Oz Should Surprise No One Who Understands Trump.  Let's begin with a couple of premises.  Donald Trump is very careful with his endorsements.  They are less about political positions and more about whether he believes a potential endorsement will win.  But above all, the singularly most important qualification above all others is crystal clear:  loyalty to Donald Trump. [...] Bottom line:  In the eyes of any honest conservative, Dr. Oz hardly qualifies as anything near a conservative.

Donald Trump Just Made an Absolutely Head-Scratching Endorsement.  [Scroll down]  Being popular alone is not a political positive.  Ideology and policy still matter.  Yet, it seems like Trump just went with whoever wasn't the "establishment" pick (but could still win the primary), without a thought for what he's actually throwing his weight behind.  And look, this isn't about Dr. Oz's personality or any other shallow critique.  If that was the only issue here, this endorsement wouldn't even be worthy of a shoulder shrug.  Rather, it's Dr. Oz's liberal history and murky positions that are the problem.  For my money, his flip-flopping and incoherence regarding abortion are enough to cause major concern.  I'll let a lot of issues slide if a politician is otherwise acceptable.  That's not one of them.

Were You Better Off with Trump?  [President Trump] won over ten million more voters than in his previous 2016 victory, won almost every traditional bellwether county in the country by double digits, and expanded his share of the electorate with women and minorities.  But for Biden being declared the winner by the press after four days of counting in a handful of battleground states, Trump's impressive gains in 2020 would have been heralded as a resounding endorsement from the American people.  That is the part of the 2020 election story that has always bothered me most.  If it were stolen, and I obviously believe it was (sorry, thought police), then the theft not only denied the American people their say in their own governance and saddled the country with a dangerous, corrupt, and cognitively declining stooge, but also unfairly recast widely successful Trump policies as having been rejected by the people.  That rewriting of history is as dangerous and consequential as the election fraud itself.  In tort law, there's a doctrine known as res ipsa loquitur — "the thing speaks for itself" — which permits the inference of a negligent act even without direct evidence because no other plausible explanation exists.  The thing speaks for itself is how I've felt about the 2020 election.

President Trump Files a Massive Civil Lawsuit Against the Entire Russia Conspiracy Scheme Team.  President Trump named just about everyone connected to 'Spygate' and the manufactured 'Trump-Russia' fraud in a civil lawsuit filed today [3/24/2022] in the jurisdiction of Miami, Florida.  "Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty," the president states.  The ramifications could be significant as the Durham criminal probe continues to generate evidence that supports the Trump lawsuit.  "Under the guise of 'opposition research,' 'data analytics,' and other political stratagems, the Defendants nefariously sought to sway the public's trust.  They worked together with a single, self-serving purpose:  to vilify Donald J. Trump," says one segment of the lawsuit.

Trump sues Hillary, her indicted lawyer, Jake Sullivan, James Comey, Christopher Steele and the DNC for 'crippling' his 2016 race.  Donald Trump on Thursday [3/24/2022] filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and a hit list of his favorite targets, alleging they tried to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election by tying his campaign to Russia.  Among the names are Christopher Steele, a former British spy who assembled a dossier of alleged links between Trump and Russia, James Comey, the then director of the FBI who investigated possible connections, and the Democratic National Committee. 'In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot — one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation's democracy,' reads the complaint.

Trump sues Hillary Clinton, DNC over 'unthinkable' Russia 'plot' in 2016 election.  Former President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a $24 million federal lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee launched a wide-ranging "unthinkable plot" in 2016 to smear him and his campaign as colluding with Russian officials.  In the suit, filed in the Southern District of Florida, Trump claims the goal was to fabricate a scandal in an effort to "cripple" his bid for the presidency.  "In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot — one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation's democracy," he says in the 108-page complaint.  "Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty."

Trump sues Hillary Clinton, DNC over 'unthinkable' Russia 'plot' in 2016 election.  Former President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee were behind a wide-ranging "unthinkable plot" to smear him and his 2016 presidential campaign as colluding with Russian officials in order to fabricate an explosive scandal and derail his bid for the White House.  "In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot — one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation's democracy," reads the lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida.  "Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty," the former president alleges in the filing.

Trump Withdraws a Major Endorsement.  President Donald Trump has withdrawn his endorsement of Congressman Mo Brooks, who is running for U.S. Senate in Alabama.  "Mo Brooks of Alabama made a horrible mistake recently when he went 'woke' and stated, referring to the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, 'Put that behind you, put that behind you,' despite the fact that the Election was rife with fraud and irregularities.  If we forget, the Radical Left Democrats will continue to Cheat and Steal Elections.  Just look at what is happening in Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and elsewhere, but tremendous progress has been made that will help us in 2022 and 2024.  The 2020 Election was rigged, and we can't let them get away with it," Trump released in a statement Wednesday morning [3/23/2022].

Statement by Donald J. Trump On Winning Stormy Daniels Case.  The 9th Circuit just issued a final ruling in the Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) frivolous lawsuit case against me brought by her disgraced lawyer, Michael Avenatti, upholding the lower court ruling that she owes me nearly $300,000 in attorney fees, costs, and sanctions (not including appeal costs).  As I have stated many times throughout the years, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I ever have wanted to.  The ruling was a total and complete victory and vindication for, and of me.  The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have been started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal.

The Scandal at Christianity Today.  Call it the Trump curse.  Scandals seem to befall his most moralistic critics — from the activists at the Lincoln Project to journalists like Chris Cuomo to the imprisoned lawyer Michael Avenatti.  A new addition to this roster of undone Trump critics is Mark Galli, the former editor of Christianity Today.  The publication reported last week that according to its investigators he sexually harassed women for years. [...] Nothing pleased the media more during Trump's presidency than the opportunity to drive a wedge between him and Christians.  But few seemed to notice that this oh-so-righteous call was coming from a publication not particularly known in recent years for its staunch defense of traditional Christian morality and an editor who was apparently not practicing it.

The Prosecutors Who Resigned Over Trump Criminal Probe Completely Expose Themselves.  No president in history has faced more corrupt lawfare than Donald Trump, and that didn't end once he left office.  Numerous criminal probes are going on in various far-left districts, including New York City and Atlanta, in an attempt to throw Trump in prison for anything they can come up with.  You see, unlike most criminal investigations, these probes didn't start with a clearly defined crime that demanded justice.  Rather, they started with a political target, and everything else has flowed from there.  As you'd expect, those corrupt practices have led to some hiccups, most recently with the probe happening out of the Manhattan DA's office.  In February, RedState reported on the resignation of two lead prosecutors who were upset the newly elected DA (a Democrat) was expressing reservations about their case.

CPAC Straw Poll: 59 Percent Support Donald Trump for President, Up 4 Points from 2021.  Sunday's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll revealed Donald Trump has grown his dominance in the Republican Party.  Fifty-nine percent of the CPAC participants voted for Trump, while just 28 percent checked DeSantis.  Two percent voted for Mike Pompeo. [...] When respondents were asked what the great threat is to America, 61 percent said Joe Biden, 35 percent said China, and three percent said Russia.

Conservatives gather in Orlando for 'awake not woke' CPAC conference.  Thousands of political activists gathered for the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday morning [2/24/2022], as its organizer said its theme of 'awake not woke' captured the mood of people angry at being told what to do.  Once again Donald Trump is the headline speaker as he seeks to retain his grip on the Republican Party ahead of run in 2024. [...] But Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union which organizes the event said it was all about the rebellion under way across the nation.

A partisan investigation into Trump seems to have dead-ended.  In 2018, Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhattan's then-District Attorney, charged the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with tax fraud allegedly related to overvaluing properties to obtain bank loans.  From the outside looking in, it was obviously a fallacious charge.  After all, any marginally competent bank conducts its own property valuation before issuing loans.  Nevertheless, Vance pushed hard, going so far as to get a ruling from the Supreme Court allowing the District Attorney's office to get Trump's tax returns.  From Trump's point of view, that was probably the nadir of the case.  It turns out that, from the DA's point of view, that order may have been the case's high point.  Things have gotten so bad that Alvin Bragg, the new District Attorney and a hard leftist, was heard to say "he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, people said."

Prosecutors Leading Manhattan DA's Probe Into Trump Abruptly Resign Over 'Serious Doubts'.  Two prosecutors leading the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into President Trump's business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday, according to the New York Times.  According to The Times, the new Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg, has 'serious doubts' about the case against Trump — leading two of his top prosecutors to resign.  "The two prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney's investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business practices abruptly resigned on Wednesday amid a monthlong pause in their presentation of evidence to a grand jury, throwing the future of the high-stakes inquiry into serious doubt," the New York Times reported.

Two top Manhattan prosecutors working on Trump Organization case resign.  Two prosecutors working on a sweeping criminal fraud probe of the Trump Organization have resigned, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday [2/23/2022].  Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne were key figures in the ongoing probe that has already led to fraud and tax evasion charges against the company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.

Two Lawfare Prosecutors Leading Trump Inquiry in New York City Quit, Manhattan DA Doubts There Is a Case.  The premise of the silly Manhattan case against Donald Trump was that he inflated the value of his real estate holdings in the city.  The DA was trying to make some kind of fraud case over it, but it always seemed ridiculous.  Consider the scenario, they are ultimately debating and trying to legally criminalize the subjective value of a physical asset.  Imagine the timing of such a case right now when the value of property is so high.  You tell a grand jury that Trump inflated the value, and then someone just asks what it's worth, and the answer is, "well, right now, it's worth a lot more than he claimed then," and the silliness of the case gets worse.

Two Manhattan prosecutors leading Trump Organization probe resign.  Two prosecutors heading the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's probe into the Trump Organization called it quits on Wednesday [2/23/2022] — throwing the case into question.  The DA's office confirmed the resignations of Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne.  A source told The [New York] Post that the prosecutors jointly stepped down, stressing that the coordinated nature of the departures was a sign of intense frustration with the direction of the case.

The Hot Take Boils Over.  [Scroll down]  But yesterday my old law professor Larry Tribe went Vindman one better with this bizarre tweet. [...] Tribe thinks that Tucker Carlson and other unnamed Republicans in the "Trump wing" of the party are guilty of treason, and therefore subject to criminal prosecution and five years' imprisonment under 18 U.S.C. § 2381.  This is sheer lunacy, as the question at hand is whether the U.S. should support one side or the other in a foreign controversy, and if so, at what level, given that actual ground warfare is not on the table.  There is no conceivable basis on which taking any position on such a question constitutes treason; otherwise there would be a far more substantial case that many Democrats who opposed the Vietnam War or the first and second Gulf Wars should be in prison.

Trump must testify in New York investigation, judge rules.  Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state's civil investigation into his business practices, a judge ruled Thursday [2/17/2022].  Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., to comply with subpoenas issued in December by New York Attorney General Letitia James.  Trump and his two children must sit for depositions within 21 days, Engoron said following a two-hour hearing with lawyers for the Trumps and James' office.

America's crime spike goes much deeper than policing or the lack of it.  We've had only one honorable man serve as President of the United States in this century.  This honorable quality so offended the Washington swamp people that they ginned up a hoax accusing him of treason, impeached him twice, and allowed him to be cheated out of his second term in office because he wasn't one of them.

What You Need To Know About Alex Vindman's Lawsuit Against Trump Officials.  On Feb. 2, Alex Vindman, the driving force of the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, filed suit in a federal court in D.C. against Donald Trump Jr, the former president's son; Rudy Giuliani, the president's former personal attorney; Julia Hahn, the former special assistant to the president; and Daniel Scavino Jr, a Trump communications official.  Vindman's lawsuit alleges the four defendants conspired to intimidate and retaliate against him, in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

Time to end the witch hunt obsession with Donald Trump.  President Clinton gave U.S. technology and advanced military weapons know-how to China, but no one is obsessing over hunting him down to finish him off.  Obama put critical U.S. assets off-limits, such as low-pollution coal, to send business to his old home in Indonesia.  Yet no one calls a search party to apprehend him for declaring U.S. coal reserve areas "historic sites."  So why on Earth is there a nearly psychotic obsession with destroying Donald Trump and his family?  Is the left that afraid that it may not have a candidate who can compete in 2024 for the miserable Oval Office job of trying to undo all the damage Biden did during his term?  What's wrong with resurrecting Al Gore or ponying-up Hillary?  It's not as if she ran off with top secrets in her laptop and hid it in her bathroom or anything, right?  Even if she did, the mainstream media wouldn't give an investigation like that the time of day.  They still haven't held Hunter accountable for his laptop.

Trumps file legal response accusing New York AG Letitia James of having a vendetta against the former First Family.  The Trump family have accused New York Attorney General Letitia James of breaking state laws for a politically motivated 'fishing expedition', in a fiery court filing Tuesday [2/1/2022].  The legal filing, lodged by Donald Trump's lawyers in New York, claims James was hell-bent on prosecuting the Trumps even before she got into office or saw any evidence against them, and has used her AG investigation into the family firms to raise money for her political campaigns.  The lawyers say she breached the New York constitution by colluding with the state's former District Attorney Cyrus Vance to run parallel criminal and civil cases, which they claim precludes the chance for a fair trial in either.

Why Donald Trump Should NOT Be the Republican Nominee.  Donald Trump promised to Drain the Swamp.  Instead, he drowned in the Swamp.  While he got a lot done, he thought that hiring "experts" and trimming around the edges would be enough.  Instead, the ooze flowed in from every direction, stifling every attempt to actually get big things done.  Trump was even sabotaged by those closest to him.  45 was properly upset when VP Pence announced that his role on January 6 was merely ceremonial.  Yet he had my analysis of the Constitution passed on to him by Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, which would have had him properly pass the election back to six contested states for their Legislatures to review. [...] The Donald is simply too trusting, and it bit him in the unmentionables.  Rather than a competent business manager, we need an assassin in the White House.  You simply cannot be polite when the task at hand calls for explosives rather than scalpels.

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America.  If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had "absolutely no right" to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election?  Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away.  Unfortunately, he didn't exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!

Crowd Size at Trump Rally in Texas Was Massive — an Estimated 50,000 Show Up.  Initial reports indicate that the crowd at the Trump Rally in Texas on Saturday night was estimated at around 50,000 people.  Trump War Room reported on the huge crowd waiting to get into the event.  Former Ambassador Richard Grenell shared a video of the crowd size and you couldn't see the people farthest away.  [Tweet]

Trump tells Joe Biden to send troops to the southern border - not to Ukraine.  Former President Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden for preparing to send troops to Europe in defense of Ukraine during a rally on Saturday night, demanding instead that he send them to police America's border.  Speaking in Conroe, Texas, he accused Biden of letting millions of people into the country while worrying about the security of a foreign nation.  'But the most important border right now for us not Ukraine's border but America's border,' he said.  'Before Joe Biden sends any troops to defend a border in Europe he should be sending troops to defend our border right here in Texas.'

To Win, Trump Should Clean House First.  As we approach 2024, all the right conditions are there for Trump to win again should he decide to run.  Joe Biden has proven to be an unmitigated disaster in every aspect of his presidency.  Crime is rampant, inflation has skyrocketed, shelves are empty, and the southern border between America and Mexico is practically nonexistent.  In the realm of foreign affairs, Biden shamed the country when he disgracefully allowed the Taliban to take back control of Afghanistan and abandoned hundreds of Americans still stranded in that godforsaken country, while simultaneously allowing our adversaries to run circles around us.  Don't get me started on the stupidity of Ukraine.  In short, Trump has the perfect recipe to win again, but all that means nothing if he doesn't get his own house in order first.

Trump Hangs Up on Obama-Friendly NPR Host Pressing Him on 'Rigged' Election Claims.  In his first presidential campaign and during his presidency, Donald Trump was interviewed by many liberal outlets but he never granted an interview to NPR and PBS.  He understood that he was running as a populist and they are elitist channels.  They're taxpayer-funded, but sound like they're Democrat-owned.  That streak just came to an end as Trump granted an interview Tuesday to NPR morning anchor Steve Inskeep.  They planned a 15-minute interview — and Trump ended it at nine minutes.  Inskeep began by asking Trump about the coronavirus and vaccines, but soon shifted into a battery of inquiries about the 2020 election and how Trump has not been able to prove he somehow won in a landslide.  That went on long enough that Trump decided he had said enough.

One Year Ago, Big Tech Declared Open War On America.  Here's What's Next.  President Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter one year ago this day.  In the ensuing turmoil, it's easy to forget why.  Ask near-any self-declared politico around Washington, D.C., and you'll hear an unsure and uncertain allusion to the Capitol riot.  It's important to understand their reasons, however, to understand what's in store for the rest of our country.  Fortunately, we don't need to wonder; Twitter was open and upfront on the issue — at least as much as they ever are:  The sitting president of the United States, they declared, had sent two terrible and unpardonable tweets.

Trump in 2024? Maybe!  Among Trump-friendly conservatives, there seem to be essentially two strands of sentiment about who should be the Republican candidate for president in 2024.  One strand says, "Donald Trump, assuming he runs and his health is good."  The other strand exhibits various shades of dubiousness.  Some profess admiration for what Trump accomplished in his first term, but lament his "divisiveness," which they anatomize in various ways as a product of narcissism, impulsiveness, or simple bad character.  A few in this group blame the divisiveness not on Trump, but the people, inside his administration and out, who spent the entirety of Trump's first term trying to undermine his presidency.  A sizable segment of this dubious group would, truth be told, like to see the back of Donald Trump forever.  Other segments of this group acknowledge that they would support Trump should he run and win the nomination, but confess, sotto voce, that they would prefer another "Trumpist" candidate.

Report: Democrats Seek to Disqualify Trump from 2024 Campaign amid Resurgence.  Democrats worried about Donald Trump's resurgence in 2024 are reportedly seeking to disqualify him from mounting a comeback.  While Trump's polling numbers have regained momentum, a dozen Democrats are fearing Trump's presumable intention to mount a 2024 campaign to retake the White House, the Hill reported.  Among those Democrats reportedly seeking to deprive Trump of eligibility are reportedly Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN).

President Trump Sits Down to Discuss Joe Biden Introducing Communism to the U.S..  I am often asked why the 'system' is so intensely focused on eliminating Donald Trump.  Sure, the decades past have highlighted attacks against various politicians with the Alinsky purpose to isolate, ridicule and marginalize them; however, in the history of American politics, no individual has been targeted at the scale of Donald Trump. [...] Before Donald Trump stepped into the political arena, the same institutions and agencies who attack him now were successfully able to manipulate public perceptions.  It was all a grand pantomime, a ruse, a Potemkin village filled with jesters, distractions and carefully coordinated illusions of false choice. [...] For the past 40+ years, we have been watching a prepared political script.  A production done by people who George Carlin called "The Big Club", and who other people have started to identify because of the COVID rules, deployments and control over the politicians.  The multinationals, globalists and one-world government people have constructed a Potemkin village in the world of politics.  Donald John Trump represents the one person who could walk up to it all, knock over the plywood and show it's not a real place at all, it's make-believe.

Trump Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Ban: 'Twitter is a Disgrace to Democracy'.  Former President Donald Trump responded to Twitter banning Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene by calling the platform a "disgrace to democracy."  Trump himself was banned from the social media platform nearly one year ago.  "Twitter is a disgrace to democracy.  They shouldn't be allowed to do business in this Country," Trump asserted.  The statement continued, "Marjorie Taylor Greene has a huge constituency of honest, patriotic, hard-working people.  They don't deserve what's happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook."

So did Gallup scrap its annual 'most admired' poll because Trump kept winning it?  Sore losers don't like being sore losers, and for those who can't take it, the sorest will pick up their marbles and go home.  That brings us to Gallup, whose left-wing pollsters had a problem on their hands as of 2020:  President Trump was winning their annual "most admired" poll, which they had conducted since 1946.  According to NewsBusters, they didn't do that poll this year.

Should Donald Trump run in 2024?  With the turn of the calendar to 2022, Republicans are not only looking to the 2022 midterm elections but to the prospect of Donald Trump running in 2024.  Trump is hugely popular with the party's base and that popularity freezes the plans of other possible candidates for the 2024 nomination.  Trump's hold on that nomination is brittle, however, because of his age. [...] Looking at the 2024 contest from the other side of the race, there is no reason to expect that Joe Biden will get the nomination.  He has been in office for less than one year, and only diehard Democrats believe that he is not suffering from incapacitating mental deficits. [...] So the most likely scenario is for Biden's resignation in 2022 or early 2023.  Trump may be popular now, but once the voters have been shocked by the disaster of one septuagenarian president why would they roll the dice on a 78-year-old Donald Trump holding office to age 82?  It's a very bad bet, especially when there are younger, capable Republicans available.

President Trump Supports Vaccine, Doesn't Support Mandates.  President Trump gave an interview to Candace Owens for The Daily Wire.  The full interview is only available for subscribers [link]; however, there is a segment released by Mrs. Owens where Donald Trump talks about the specifics of his position on the vaccine and the mandates.  President Trump supports the three vaccines that were developed during his administration, and is proud of the system he put into place to develop them and get them available to the public.  However, President Trump does not support mandating the vaccine or forced vaccination for anyone, and believes that people should have the freedom to decide what is in their individual best interests.

Trump Files Lawsuit Against New York Attorney General Letitia James.  Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James over her probe into his business dealings.  Lawyers representing Trump are arguing that she has violated his constitutional rights with the investigation that has been going on for more than two years.  In the suit, lawyers representing Trump and his family's real estate company argue that the inquiry is politically motivated.  "Her mission is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent," Trump's lawyers wrote in the complaint, according to a report from the New York Times.

Awaiting the return of the Time of Trump.  Consider that Trump was a successful builder on the island of Manhattan in New York.  Is succeeding as a builder of skyscrapers in New York City an easily accomplished feat?  Are hundreds of successful builders among the millions that call New York home?  Of course not.  Roadblocks exist to keep the pretenders from participating in building big in New York.  It is said that New York is a town run by the Port Authority, the entity that controls transportation into, around, and out of New York.  I'm a Californian, and even I know that.  Unions control what happens in New York, who gets to play in New York, and they decide if you will have a tough time being successful.  Corruption, graft, and political gifts go a long way in New York.  The ethic of Boss Tweed has never left the city.  If we understand that Trump has succeeded in the swampy underbelly of New York politics, union control, and city governance, it's because he's learned to get things done in spite of the roadblocks erected in the path of anyone wishing to play in that arena.

Trump Suggests He Might Pick DeSantis as VP.  With Brandon being so terrible, there's already starting to be some speculation over which Republican will defeat him in 2024.  While most Republicans prefer Trump, a substantial number would like to see DeSantis run.  That has led to some worries over if the MAGA base will be deleteriously affected by primary in which the two champions of the MAGA agenda are pitted against each other, something Trump has indicated he doubts will happen.  Still, however, if the two do decide to run and end up fighting, that could have some serious negative consequences and splinter the most enthusiastic members of the MAGA coalition.

Donald Trump, the Right President at the Right Time.  Of the 46 presidents of the United States, there are three that can be considered indispensable to the nation's enduring existence as a free people; they are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Donald Trump.  Washington, without whose character and leadership the nation as we know it would not have been established; Lincoln, who preserved the Union and restored American society by abolishing slavery; and Trump, who has potentially rescued the country from an irretrievable headfirst dash into a permanent one-party socialist oligarchy eventuating in an inevitable fracturing of the Union.  Donald Trump's inclusion on this list derives not only from his political, judicial, and legislative accomplishments but the dramatically positive impact he had on the psyche of Middle America, and initiating the transformation of a feckless Republican Party into a viable and resolute opposition — as well as the party of the average American of all races, creeds, and ethnicities.

President Normal and his wife attend the Kennedy Center Honors, glowing press coverage abounds.  [Scroll down]  The participation by the Bidens is being noted as a return to normal because, during the four years of the Trump presidency, Trump and Melania chose not to attend the ceremony or host a reception at the White House for the honorees.  Why?  Because the very people with whom Trump enjoyed relationships in show business during his private citizen days and host of NBC's wildly successful show, The Apprentice, suddenly turned on Trump when he was elected as a Republican president.  He was the same guy, had the same personality but he switched from Democrat to Republican and for that, he was shunned.  So, when the Kennedy Center Honors weekend arrived during his first year in office, some of the honorees said they would boycott the ceremony if Trump showed up.

President Trump Scores Two Major Legal Victories.  On Friday [11/12/2021], the far-left CNN host Wolf Blitzer was forced to cover two huge legal victories scored by President Donald Trump.  "Former President Donald Trump did just score two legal wins.  Former 'Apprentice' contenstant Summer Zervas agreed to drop the defamation lawsuit she filed against Trump after Trump denied her allegation that he sexually assaulted her back in 2007.  That means Trump avoids sitting for a deposition under oath," Blitzer began.  At the same time, a New York judge granted Trump's motion to dismiss a 2019 lawsuit filed by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen seeking reimbursement for legal fees from the Trump organization," Blitzer added.

Appeals court grants Trump a stay until November 30 in his bid to block National Archives handing over White House documents to Jan 6 committee.  A federal appeals court panel on Thursday afternoon granted a request by former President Donald Trump to stay a lower court judge's ruling requiring the National Archives to hand over documents to the House Jan. 6th committee.  The stay is intended to give the court time to consider Trump's arguments against release of the documents, which was otherwise scheduled for Friday without a court order.  But the temporary stay has a short fuse: the appeals court set arguments in the case for Nov. 30.  A three-judge panel issued the administration injunction.  It said it did so 'to protect the court's jurisdiction' to address Trump's claim of executive privilege, while specifying its decision 'should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits.'  It has the effect of stopping the National Archives from handing over White House memos, documents, and schedules that the select House committee on Jan. 6th wants to obtain as it probes the riot, which occurred on the day Congress met to count the electoral votes for president.

The Trump effect is gathering steam.  As retrospection becomes ever more clear, knowledge of the impact of the Trump presidency has been taking form — especially when compared to the bunglers who came next.  Perhaps most importantly, and without obvious intent, he managed to bring out the worst in his enemies.  The U.S. will never be the same again.  For starters, let's look at Adam Schiff and Gerald Nadler.  Once just off-the-rack hack politicians, now they're cartoons...of sleaze-ball villains.  Trump, somehow, made them go w-a-a-a-y too far in making ridiculous accusations — climaxed by Schiff's "improvised" mischaracterization of Trump's phone call to Ukraine.  Much of America had already grown weary of the establishment clones that have populated our government, hence the underpinning of Trump's victory in 2016.  We were ready for Trump and burned out on Hillary.  As a well-known business and media personality, with no Ivy League pedigree or political past, Trump stepped right into the winner's circle.  This was much to the chagrin of the usual suspects — hence the concerted effort to depose him.

'I formally exert executive privilege': Trump sends letter to National Archivist warning him NOT to release 45 documents from January 6.  President Joe Biden has decided not to assert executive privilege to hold back a trove of documents that the Jan. 6th select committee is seeking as part of its probe — concluding it is not in the country's 'best interests' after the Capitol riot.  The move, telegraphed in advance by the White House, drew an immediate and angry response from former President Donald Trump, who suggested he might sue and attacked Democrats as 'drunk on power.'  'The Democrats are drunk on power, but this dangerous assault on our Constitution and important legal precedent will not work.  This Committee's fake investigation is not about January 6th any more than the Russia Hoax was about Russia.  Instead, this is about using the power of the government to silence "Trump" and our Make America Great Again movement, the greatest such achievement of all time,' Trump said in a Friday afternoon statement.

Donald Trump asks federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to reinstate his account.  Former U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to reinstate his account on Friday [10/1/2021].  In July Trump sued Twitter, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoints.  Trump's request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter was filed late on Friday in Miami, Bloomberg News reports.

Liberal Celebrity Comes to Disturbing Realization:  Trump was 'Right' About Clintons & Russia Hoax.  Liberal celebrity Russell Brand, a British comedian who was once even married to Katy Perry, has come to a disturbing realization:  Trump was "right" that Russia collusion was a hoax and the Clintons are extremely corrupt.  The comedian announced his epiphany in a video that he posted to his Rumble account.  [Video clip]

White House:  Biden Already Turning Over Trump Information on January 6th for Congressional Investigation.  President Joe Biden is working with Democrat members of Congress to turn over information related to former President Donald Trump and the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill, the White House confirmed Thursday. [...] Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for former President Trump denounced the "highly partisan, Communist-style 'select committee'" for pursuing extensive records in the investigation in his comments to the Washington Post.  "Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation," he added.

Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more.  The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol issued subpoenas to four key allies of former President Donald Trump Thursday, with the committee's chairman instructing them to sit for depositions next month.  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel had been subpoenaed because they all were working in or had communicated with the White House either in the days leading up to the riot or on the day itself.  In letters to all four men, Thompson said that the committee is investigating "the facts, circumstances, and causes" of the riot, which led to the deaths of five people.

Donald Trump sues his niece Mary and the New York Times for $100 million over tax records.  Donald Trump on Tuesday [9/21/2021] sued his niece Mary and The New York Times over their reporting on his tax affairs, accusing them of 'an insidious plot' to obtain confidential records, and is seeking an excess of $100 million in damages.  The former president filed his case against Mary, the paper and three of its reporters.  In the suit, reported by The Daily Beast, Trump claims that the Times convinced Mary Trump to 'smuggle records out of her attorney's office and turn them over to The Times' despite her having signed a confidentiality agreement.

Seven US Capitol Police officers sue former President Trump, Stop the Steal organizers over January 6 riot.  Seven US Capitol Police officers are suing former President Donald Trump, Stop the Steal rally organizers and members of far-right extremist groups, accusing them of spreading lies, using White supremacist sentiments to attempt to overthrow the 2020 election, and ultimately bearing responsibility for the riot that injured more than 140 officers on January 6.  "Plaintiffs and their fellow law enforcement officers risked their lives to defend the Capitol from a violent, mass attack — an attack provoked, aided, and joined by Defendants in an unlawful effort to use force, intimidation, and threats to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 Presidential election," says the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Ignoring for the moment the fact that Trump also won the last two elections...
New poll suggests Trump would WIN the election today because women and black voters regret their choice and 14% would choose another candidate.  Former President Donald Trump would beat President Joe Biden in the next presidential race if it were held today, a new poll finds.  In the latest sign of Americans' growing disapproval of Biden just 37 percent of likely US voters would back him in an election right now.  Trump would score 43 percent of the vote, and 14 percent of people would pick 'some other candidate' — but the survey doesn't specify which.

Trump Rising.  Joe Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal debacle has only just started to eat away at his standing with the American people.  Events like those that transpired over the weekend in Kabul need some time to marinate with the public before trends can be seen in the data.  But Biden's numbers had been on the downslope prior to the debacle in Afghanistan, and now it appears he will have a hard, long slog to climb out of the hole he's dug for himself.  By a margin of 43-37, Joe Biden would lose to Donald Trump if the election were held today, according to the latest Rasmussen poll.

Trump Amends Big Tech Lawsuit as 65,000 Americans Submit Censorship Stories.  Former President Donald Trump's legal team has amended his class action lawsuit against Big Tech to incorporate additional class representatives and more censorship stories provided by everyday Americans.  According to the America First Policy Institute (AFPI), Trump's July 7 lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google is adding "additional censorship experiences" from some of the nearly 65,000 people who submitted them to the institute.  "Late last night, Amended Complaints were filed in the Big Tech lawsuits against Facebook, Inc., Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Inc., Jack Dorsey, Google LLC, and Sundar Pichai," AFPI said in a July 28 statement.  "Since the initial filing on July 7, 2021, nearly 65,000 American people have submitted their stories of censorship through America First Policy Institute's (AFPI) Constitutional Litigation Partnership (CLP) at TakeOnBigTech.com," AFPI added.

Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis Lead CPAC Straw Poll.  Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) led the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll, which was announced on the final day of the annual conference.  Pollsters at CPAC asked conference attendees two questions:  who would they support in a 2024 bid for president if Donald Trump runs, and who is their top choice if he does not.  The straw poll found 70 percent of voters would back Trump in 2024 if he runs for president.  In second place was DeSantis with 21 percent of the vote.  When asked who they would support in 2024 if Trump does not run, 68 percent chose DeSantis, followed by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at 5 percent and Donald Trump Jr. at 4 percent.

Trump v. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, et al.  On July 7, 2021, President Trump's legal team filed three major lawsuits in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  The suits named as defendants:  Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg (21-cv-22440), Twitter and Jack Dorsey (21-cv-22441) and YouTube and Sundar Pichai (21-cv-22445 as defendants.  Judge Kathleen Mary Williams, an Obama nominee, has been assigned to the Facebook case.  Judge Robert Nichols Scola, Jr, an Obama nominee, has been assigned the Twitter case and Judge K. Michael Moore, a George H.W. Bush nominee, has been assigned the YouTube case.  There is no substitute for reading the actual complaints but here are some of the highlights. [...]

Photos From The Latest Trump Rally In Sarasota Reveal "The Official Anti-FBI Gear For Conservatives".  On Saturday [7/3/2021] Joe Biden traveled to Antrim County Michigan.  About 30 people turned out to see him.  President Trump traveled to Sarasota, Florida.  Over 45,000 came out to see him in a rainstorm and another 375,000 watched his live speech on RSBN Rumble.

Trump Cheered at Hannity Border Town Hall and Drops Hint About Future Run.  President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott both appeared on Sean Hannity's show tonight in a town hall about the border.  It was an event with an extremely enthusiastic and favorable crowd for Trump.  [Tweet]  Hannity started it by comparing and contrasting how Trump got the border in hand.  How Trump got the number of people illegally entering to fall because of all his efforts including the Remain in Mexico policy, building 500 miles of new border wall, and discouraging people from coming.  As opposed to the Biden/Harris team whose policies encouraged people to come illegally.  Biden reversed almost all of Trump's border "fixes."  So naturally, suddenly, the border became a complete mess, as Hannity noted, with Biden literally telling migrants to "surge the border."

Alabama officials use what's arguably the lamest excuse of all time to cancel Trump rally.  Former President Trump's rally in Mobile, Alabama at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on July 3 was unceremoniously canceled by officials because they outrageously claimed to have "partisan political" concerns.  "After the request was made, then there was contact with the Republican Party, they contacted us and then it became apparent that it was going to be a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening," Commission Chairman Bill Tunnell told a local NBC affiliate in Alabama.  Trump was slated to be the keynote speaker at the event on Saturday, the day before Independence Day, following a massively popular rally in Ohio.  Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl remarked to NBC 15 that everything was set and Trump was scheduled to speak Saturday night and was excited to be back in Alabama.  He noted that the former president is disappointed that the event has been canceled.

President Trump's Alabama Rally Cancelled Just Days Before His July 3rd Speech.  A speech by President Trump at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park was nixed on Tuesday after park commissioners said no partisan events are allowed in the park.  The commissioners made the announcement just 5 days prior to the speech.  They asked Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall his opinion on the event over a month ago.  Marshall wrote his response on June 16th.  The letter to Marshall from the commission was not received by him until June 14th.  The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Commission Chairman is Bill Tunnell who said he nixed the event when Trump was invited to be the guest speaker.

'They Leak, They Lie': Trump Says Opponents Are Committing 'Prosecutorial Misconduct' At 'Levels Rarely Seen Before'.  Former President Donald Trump slammed New York state and city prosecutors in a statement Monday, alleging that prosecutors are "in search of a crime" to charge him with.  Trump made the claim as Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and New York State Attorney General Leticia James continue to weigh criminal charges against top executives from the Trump Organization.  A grand jury was convened in May by Vance's office as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Organization.

Trump tears into 'radical left New York prosecutors' who have 'Failed' to find a crime against him and wasted 'millions in taxpayer funds'.  Donald Trump won't be personally charged in the Manhattan district attorney's case against the former president's business organization when the first indictment comes down, his attorney claimed.  Trump, in a lengthy and rambling statement issued on Monday, called the DA's investigation 'a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time' and claimed prosecutors 'failed' to find a crime even as 'millions of dollars of taxpayer funds wasted.'  His words came as an indictment against the business that made his fame and fortune, The Trump Organization, grows closer.

Politically Corrupt Manhattan DA Will Not Charge President Trump.  Apparently, if confirmed, the guiding hands that pull the puppet strings within the justice department have weighed the benefit of starting a full-scale civil war and determined it is not in their best interests, at least at the moment, and possibly not until they can get COVID lockdown 2.0 triggered, to anger 100 million very focused American patriots.

The Legal Lynch Mob Going After Trump.  There has been an increasingly frenzied gusher of leaks from the offices of New York County's District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., telling breathless journalists that the grand jury is about to indict The Trump Organization, maybe as early as next week.  These leaks specifically relate to the sitting grand jury (which just continued a previous one dating back to 2018).  These leaks tell the public that the grand jury will indict Donald Trump any day now.  Of course, the hyper-ventilating journalists are confusing an "any day now" indictment of The Trump Organization (a company) with an arrest of Donald Trump as a person.  Within a few hours of publication of this article, Politico and other outlets are claiming that leaks indiucate there will be no indictment, while the New York Times claims, "An indictment against the business, the Trump Organization, and a top executive, Allen Weisselberg, could come as soon as this week in Manhattan."

Trump lawyer:  Manhattan DA won't charge former president.  Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has indicated he does not currently plan to charge the Trump Organization with crimes related to allegations of "hush money" payments and real estate value manipulations, according to a personal lawyer for Donald Trump.  Ronald Fischetti, a New York attorney who represents the former president, said on Monday that in a meeting last week, he asked Vance's team for details on charges they were considering.  According to Fischetti, members of Vance's team said they were considering bringing charges against the Trump Organization and its individual employees related to alleged failures to pay taxes on corporate benefits and perks.  It has been widely reported that those perks included cars and apartments and appear to only involve a small number of executives.  "We asked, 'Is there anything else?'" Fischetti told POLITICO.  "They said, 'No.'"  "It's crazy that that's all they had," he added.

Trump's Energetic Ohio Rally Was Classic Trump, Stark Contrast to 'Sleepy Joe'.  In his first rally since leaving office, Donald Trump gave his supporters what they wanted, elicited the predictable response from his haters, and reminded all of us just how feeble and tired-looking Joe Biden is by comparison.  As Trump took the stage at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, the crowd could hardly contain their excitement.  [Video clips]  Trump, whose performance in the CPAC Straw Poll made it clear that he's the leader of the Republican party, made it clear there are certain Republicans he believes should be primaried and defeated, such as Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez.  The rally was held in Gonzalez's district, in support of challenger (and former Trump aide) Max Miller.

Judge Tosses Bulk of Lawsuits Brought Against Donald Trump by Black Lives Protesters at Lafayette Park.  Donald Trump was handed a legal exoneration on Monday night regarding a batch of lawsuits brought against him by protesters at Lafayette Park.  The judge dismissed the cases.  "A federal judge has dismissed the bulk of a series of lawsuits against the federal government over the use of force to drive Black Lives Matter protesters out of Lafayette Park last year, but will allow protesters to continue to seek damages from Washington, D.C. and Arlington County, Va. over the actions of their police forces," Politico reported.  "U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich rejected demonstrators' claims for damages against former officials such as President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, as well as some current federal officials," the report added.

A star is born:
Guy does a Perfect impression of a "Trump GPS".  [Video clip]  I would pay to have this impression installed on my GPS or Google/Apple Maps.  At the very least, I need this guy to make more of these vids to save the internet.

Donald Trump Expertly Trolls Joe Biden and Kamala Harris With Big Announcement on Border Visit Plans.  The Biden administration has faced a tidal wave of legitimate criticisms from Republicans and even some Democrats and mainstream media journalists over Vice President Kamala Harris' continued sidestepping of questions on when exactly she plans on visiting the southern border. [...] Seeing as we're closing in on the three-month anniversary of President Biden first putting Harris in charge of dealing with the border crisis, and seeing that so far neither Biden nor Harris has given any indication as to when they might make the trip down south, former President Trump announced this evening that he has accepted an invitation from a frustrated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to join him in visiting the Texas/Mexico border.

Trump may not be in the White House but at least he's being vindicated.  I continue to believe that Donald Trump would be in the White House but for massive election fraud.  It is an example of how unfair life can be that he is not.  However, there is some compensation coming Trump's way.  Day after day, on issue after issue, he's proven to be correct, whether it was that he pursued policies that worked well for Americans, made predictions that were accurate, or did not do the heinous things that Democrats claimed he'd done.  Of course, being Trump, he's not shy about trumpeting that vindication.  Speaking via satellite link to a Frank Speech MAGA rally in Wisconsin that Mike Lindell sponsored, Trump shared his victories with the cheering crowd.  Trump opened his speech by stating that he actually won the election, and noting that he did so despite the Washington Post/ABC poll that tried to suppress the vote by claiming Trump was 17 points down.  He's still his ebullient self but he definitely feels that he was treated very, very badly.

Biden DOJ Decision on Libel Suit Against Trump Is Driving Left Stark Raving Bonkers.  The Biden DOJ has made a decision in the case of the libel suit by E. Jean Carroll against President Donald Trump and it's just driving folks on the left stark raving bonkers.  While he was president, Trump called Carroll a liar among other things when she accused him of committing rape decades ago, when she herself said she wouldn't call it that when asked about it.  But the Barr DOJ took the position that Trump couldn't be sued for libel because what Trump said as part of an official duties to press inquiries and so therefore could not be sued.

Biden's Justice Department moves to defend Trump in defamation suit from accuser E. Jean Carroll.  The Biden administration's Justice Department filed court documents Monday that seek to defend former President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit.  President Joe Biden criticized Trump on the campaign trail last year for using the department like his own "private law firm" in multiple instances, including in the case of E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s.  In September, Trump's Justice Department filed documents seeking to represent Trump against Carroll's claim in federal court.

Over 138,000 Americans Tune in to Watch President Trump's NC Speech, Before He Even Takes the Stage; Joe Biden Is LUCKY to Get 1,000.  President Donald Trump is set to speak tonight at 7:00 p.m.  Eastern at the annual North Carolina Republican Party state convention.  President Trump will be the keynote speaker at the NCGOP dinner on Saturday night.  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is also scheduled to speak.  Even before President Trump took stage tonight 58,000 were watching the live feed on Right Side Broadcasting Network.

The Award for Worst Political Strategy in History Goes to Republicans Who Sided with Communist-Democrats in Stealing 2020 Election. The Republicans were blessed with candidate Trump in 2016.  He was the only person who could have beaten the Hillary Clinton machine.  He did this because he was everything that the Clintons and most politicians were not.  He was independent and was owned by no one.  He was honest, too honest for the media and his enemies.  He had the smarts that many of the politicians in Washington DC today lack.  But overall, candidate Trump was an outsider.  He didn't have years of political life and lies.

Trump ally Roger Stone warns that 'fabricated' criminal charges against the former president are inevitable.  Roger Stone believes criminal charges against Donald Trump are now a certainty, and is predicting indictments will land 'by the 4th of July'.  The political dirty trickster and longtime Trump ally said the multiple criminal investigations currently swirling around Trump, members of his family and the Trump Organization would inevitably lead to charges.  'I would be shocked if they did not come forward with a fabricated indictment for bank fraud or tax fraud against the former president [Donald Trump] by Manhattan District Attorney,' Stone told Infowars host Alex Jones.

The Lawsuit Donald Trump Is Facing Regarding COVID.  This was bound to happen.  I'm sort of shocked it didn't happen sooner, but here we are with the triggered left-wingers tossing around lawsuits like candy because they found something offensive.  That thing was a phrase Donald Trump used to describe the coronavirus.  It's accurate.  It's not offensive, but that's not the point.  This is about the Left's unhealthy and unhinged obsession with the former president.  Even when he's gone, he's facing criminal investigations into his business dealings, but this one deals with two words:  China virus.  Yes, Trump is being sued because he said that.

Manhattan prosecutors in criminal probe into Trump Org convene grand jury.  Former President Donald Trump raged against Manhattan prosecutors for conducting a 'purely political' investigation after it was revealed that a grand jury had been convened to consider whether to indict him with criminal charges.  Manhattan prosecutors have convened the grand jury that will weigh criminal charges against Donald Trump, according to reports on Tuesday [5/25/2021].  The grand jury will also consider whether other Trump Organization executives or the business itself will be prosecuted, The Washington Post reported.

Judge Dismisses Indictment Against Steve Bannon.  A judge on Tuesday [5/25/2021] dismissed an indictment against Steve Bannon.  Prosecutors previously objected and said the indictment against Bannon should stand despite President's Trump decision to issue a pardon of his former advisor.  Federal prosecutors were angry over the presidential pardon and wanted the indictment to stand because dismissing it "could have a broader effect than the pardon itself, among other things potentially relieving Bannon of certain consequences not covered by the pardon."

President Trump Remarks on Political Targeting by JoeBama DOJ and New York AG.  [Quoting President Trump]  "I have just learned, through leaks in the mainstream media, that after being under investigation from the time I came down the escalator 5½ years ago, including the fake Russia Russia Russia Hoax, the 2 year, $48M, No Collusion Mueller Witch Hunt, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and others, that the Democrat New York Attorney General has "informed" my organization that their "investigation" is no longer just a civil matter but also potentially a "criminal" investigation working with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.  There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime.  But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here.  The Attorney General of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she knew anything about me. [...]"

Trump: Vance, James trying to 'cancel' voters with criminal probe into organization.  Former President Donald Trump blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for their joint criminal investigation into his organization, saying they are continuing the "Witch Hunt" and trying to "cancel millions of voters" because they don't want him to mount another presidential campaign in 2024.  "That is what these investigations are all about — a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of the United States.  Working in conjunction with Washington, these Democrats want to silence and cancel millions of voters because they don't want 'Trump' to run again," Trump said in a statement emailed Wednesday by the office of the 45th president of the United States.  "As people are being killed on the sidewalks of New York at an unprecedented rate, as drugs and crime of all kinds are flowing through New York City at record levels, with absolutely nothing being done about it, all they care about is taking down Trump," he continued in the statement.

Georgia lieutenant governor announces he won't seek reelection after fighting Trump's election fraud claims.  Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, one of the most vocal state-level Republican critics against former President Donald Trump's claims of 2020 election fraud, announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022.  "It always feels coldest right before the sun rises," Duncan said in a statement posted to Twitter.  "I believe that this is the exact moment in time the Republican Party is caught in right now, and I am committed to being a part of creating those better days ahead for our conservative party all across this country."  Duncan also said that he plans to serve out the rest of his term, which will conclude in January 2023, noting how he has "no intention of slowing down on my policy over politics reform."

How Trump's Twitter Ban Could Be Good for His Future.  Here's a contrary thought:  The banishment of Donald Trump from the omnipotent octopus of Big Tech's social media is actually good for his return to presidential politics, if indeed he's serious about pulling off a Grover Cleveland-style return in 2024.  The absence of a steady stream of his angry, indulgent tweets from the online consciousness of most Americans allows that tedious torrent of tumult to drift into the foggy memories of an inattentive nation that grew tired of it, despite Trump's numerous policy successes.

Lindsey Graham says GOP can't 'move forward' without Trump.  The Republican Party cannot "move forward" without former President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham is claiming in a new interview.  Speaking to Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday evening, Graham (R-SC) made the comments amid internal squabbles over the 45th president's role in the future of the GOP, coming to a head as Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) appears poised to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as House GOP Conference chair.  "I would just say to my Republican colleagues, can we move forward without President Trump?  The answer is no," Graham said before bringing up Cheney directly.  "I've always liked Liz Cheney, but she's made a determination that the Republican Party can't grow with President Trump," he continued.  "I've determined we can't grow without him."

Donald Trump praises FEC for 'ending this chapter of fake news' by dropping Stormy Daniels hush-money probe.  Former President Donald Trump praised the Federal Election Commission on Friday for dropping its inquiry into whether he violated campaign finance laws over hush money payments worth $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, and blasted the case as 'phony'.  Four of the six bipartisan FEC commissioners were split in their votes on Thursday, meaning that, without a majority backing the inquiry, the case was dropped.  Trump, however, is still on the hook with the state of New York, who is investigating the Trump Organization over tax issues.  The payment to Daniels was never reported on Trump's campaign filings.  Trump's disgraced former attorney Michael Cohen claimed that he was ordered to make the payment to the porn star to prevent her from disclosing an affair two weeks before the 2016 election.

Supreme Court Tosses Democrats Lawsuits Seeking Access To Trump Finances.  The U.S. Supreme Court has halted lawsuits from Democrats that accused Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution's anti-corruption provisions by maintaining ownership of his business empire including a hotel near the White House while in office.  The justices threw out lower court rulings that had allowed the lawsuits — one filed by the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland and the other by plaintiffs including a watchdog group — to proceed, while also declining to hear Trump's appeals of those decisions.  The justices ordered the lower courts to dismiss the cases because they are now moot.

Trump's star returns to Walk of Fame months after it was destroyed.  Donald Trump has returned to Hollywood — at least on the Walk of Fame.  The former president's star is back on the fabled strip in Los Angeles months after it was destroyed for a third time — by a man dressed as the Incredible Hulk.  Trump's newest star, celebrating his work on TV's "The Apprentice," was unveiled Wednesday, having been covered in plywood and cones since the latest attack in October.  It was smashed by a Hulk cosplayer using a pickax, police had told the Los Angeles Times.

Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One.  They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities, and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses.  Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill.  It is not just here in Pennsylvania.  The signs are not hard to spot as you travel to the Great Lakes, the Midwest, and Appalachia.

Trump says he's 'beyond seriously' looking at running in 2024 as he slams Biden on border saying 'all he had to do was leave it alone'.  Donald Trump is looking 'very seriously' at running for president again in 2024, he announced on Monday night [4/19/2021], as he attacked Joe Biden for his handling of the southern border and returned to his 2016 campaign warning that Latin America was 'sending rapists' into the United States.  In his first televised interview since leaving the White House, Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity that he was definitely weighing up a bid to retake the presidency.  'I am looking at it very seriously,' he said.  'Beyond seriously.'

Did Trump Violate the First Amendment by Blocking People on Twitter?  Clarence Thomas Weighs In.  When President Donald Trump blocked users on Twitter, some of them sued, claiming the president had violated their First Amendment rights to speak in a public forum.  On Monday [4/5/2021], the Supreme Court dismissed that lawsuit as moot.  While the Court did not issue an opinion on the case, it stands to reason that Biden v. Knight First Amendment Institute (2021) would be moot because Trump is no longer in office and because Twitter has suspended Trump's account.  Justice Clarence Thomas wrote an important concurring opinion warning that the true threat to free speech did not involve Trump but Twitter.  In 2019, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the comment threads on Trump's tweets constituted a "public forum," so Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking plaintiffs from accessing the threads.  "But Mr. Trump, it turned out, had only limited control of the account; Twitter has permanently removed the account from the platform," Thomas noted.

Donald Trump Was Right, Cable News Needs Him.  The ratings hemorrhage by CNN and MSNBC is real and dramatic.  Fox News also suffered a post-election drop because of its betrayal of the President, but has achieved some measure of stability.  That said, Fox is way below where it was last August.  Let me give you the numbers.  First with Fox.  August thru November 3 was the highwater mark for Fox News programs from 4 pm on.  Fox's current numbers show a dramatic drop when you compare the numbers for March 25, 2021 with those for August 23, 2020.  Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have suffered the largest loss — Hannity has shed 4,185,000 viewers while Laura's losses approach five million.  Even Tucker Carlson is down 40% compared to his August 2020 numbers.

Trump's wealth is dwindling: down to $2.3 billion from $3 billion when he became president.  The pandemic that has slammed the global economy continues to take a toll on former President Donald Trump's personal wealth — with a steep drop of hundreds of millions compared to a year ago.  Trump's total wealth is now estimated at $2.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg billionaire's index.  That is down from $3 billion before he took office.  Trump famously announced he would step away from his real estate and branding empire, putting it in the hands of his adult sons Don Jr. and Eric, along with a Trump Organization executive when he took office — despite calls by public interest groups that he sell.

Alabama GOP passes resolution naming Trump 'one of the greatest' presidents.  The Alabama Republican Party passed a unanimous resolution declaring former President Donald Trump "one of the greatest and most effective" presidents in US history, presenting him with a framed copy on Saturday [3/13/2021], according to a report.  The memento was gifted to Trump during a reception at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, on Saturday evening.  "The resolution, basically, it just talks about the greatness of Donald J. Trump, how he made America great again and I hope other states will follow suit," Perry Hooper Jr., a former state representative and a member of the Alabama GOP's executive committee, told Fox News prior to the ceremony.  "It's just recognizing him for all the great things he has done for America for bringing back American manufacturing, cutting taxes, creating the best economy ever, building up our military," added Hooper.

Donald Trump makes surprise stop at campaign event for former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  Donald Trump made a surprise stop at campaign event for former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as she runs for Arkansas governor.  Sanders, whose father Mike Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, had announced her campaign in January.  'Great weekend on the campaign trail featuring a surprise appearance at one of my events by President Trump!' she tweeted Sunday night with a photo of her and Trump.

Trump Requests Mail-In Ballot In Florida.  Former President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot ahead of a local municipal election in Florida, according to Palm Beach County records, despite his frequent attacks on voting by mail.  The records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballot was mailed on Friday to Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, which he made his permanent residence in 2019.  Pictures available through Getty Images show Trump was in New York City on Tuesday [3/9/2021].

Is Eric Swalwell The Answer To Trump's Prayers?  [Scroll down]  Enter Swalwell, who has long exhibited a willingness to rush in where wiser Democrats fear to tread, with what may be his costliest misstep yet.  First, his lawsuit will force a court to determine if the defendants' speeches were protected political speech.  As if to guarantee failure, Swalwell picked the very tort — emotional distress — that was previously rejected by the Supreme Court. [...] Second, Swalwell must show that Trump was the factual and legal cause of his claimed injuries.  Swalwell and others have expressly argued that, if not for Trump, the riot would not have occurred.  But a trial will allow the defense to offer "superseding intervening forces" on that question — acts of others that may have caused or contributed to the breaching of the Capitol.  A court could rule that Trump was not the "but for" cause of the riot before even getting to any legal causation or constitutional questions.  Claims of blame would have been easier to make before the House refused to hold hearings on Trump's impeachment, including weeks after its "snap impeachment."  Now, facts have emerged that implicate Congress itself in the failure to take adequate precautions against rioters, despite advance warnings.

Trump Sent a Cease-and-Desist to the RNC Demanding They Stop Using His Name.  Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have sent a cease and desist letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC) demanding that they stop using his name and likeness for fundraising efforts.  The letters were also sent to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

President Trump Continues The Big Ugly, Now Turns Toward Karl Rove.  It is refreshing to find President Trump affirming the larger context of what CTH has been presenting for well over a decade.  The Big Ugly is not an issue of destroying Democrats.  The Big Ugly is an issue of identifying the Republican vs Democrat premise as false, and then accepting the UniParty are two wings of the same big government bird.  Once the American people accept the UniParty as two wings of the same vulture, they have a reference point for why it is necessary to destroy one wing — the republican wing — in order to stop the flight to oblivion.  President Trump has affirmed his intent to reform the Republican party and break away from the elitist worldview that is destroying our nation.

Manhattan district attorney trying to turn Trump's chief financial officer against him in criminal investigation:  Report.  The New York City prosecutor in charge of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's company and finances reportedly has his sights set on the Republican's chief financial officer.  Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., a Democrat, is engaging in efforts aimed at "flipping" Trump's business empire CFO Allen Weisselberg, a source familiar with the matter, told the Washington Post.  The district attorney reportedly has plans to ask questions about Weisselberg's family in the inquiry, including two of his sons, one of whom works directly for the Trump Organization and the other of whom issued loans to the company.  The report has not accused any individuals in his crosshairs of wrongdoing, including Trump.

Angry at Trump, Liberals Propose Unconstitutional Bill to Punish Him.  Democrats have twice impeached Donald Trump in the House and twice failed to convict him in the Senate.  They're angry about failing, and double angry about failing twice.  That's understandable.  Nobody likes to fail.  But they've now fallen into the trap of letting their anger get the better of their reason and their oaths to uphold the Constitution.  The result is a legislative temper tantrum in a bill dubbed the No Glory for Hate Act.  The act is petty and petulant, and it inspires a strong temptation to laugh and mock.  It is, however, an unconstitutional abuse of power, and that transforms an amusing little fit into a worrisome precedent.  The bill targets "any former President that has been twice impeached" — excuse me while I take a moment to figure out all the presidents that it applies to — and says that no federal funds may be used to commemorate all those presidents.

The Theory That the Trump Era Is Over Is Over.  The effect of President Trump's address to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Sunday [2/28/2021] has become clearer this week. [...] The speech was not only the best and most interesting political speech delivered in the United States since President Reagan's successful reelection campaign in 1984, it also broke new ground in three important respects.  First, by expressing once again in reasonable and credible terms the basis of his complaint about voting and vote counting irregularities in the presidential election in several critical swing states, and in avoiding exaggerated claims of the theft of millions of votes, Trump debunked the totalitarian attempt of the national media to suppress discussion of the integrity of the 2020 election.  In doing this, Trump shattered the elaborate Democratic fraud that the rally of several hundred thousand of his supporters in Washington on January 6 had no legitimate grievance and was part of a premeditated attempt to destabilize or overthrow the government.

Trump, Giuliani Served In Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Capitol Riot.  Former President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been served in a civil rights lawsuit that claims Trump conspired with Giuliani and far-right extremist groups in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election.  Lawyers for Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MI), who serves as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and the NAACP delivered the lawsuit to the former president at Mar-a-Lago, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday.  Giuliani's lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, accepted the papers on behalf of the former mayor of New York.  "The Defendants conspired to prevent, by force, intimidation and threats, the Plaintiff, as a Member of Congress, from discharging his official duties to approve the count of votes cast by members of the Electoral College following the presidential election," the lawsuit alleges.  The suit also accuses Trump and Giuliani of acting "in concert to incite and then carry out a riot at the Capitol" that "created grave danger of harm" to Thompson and other lawmakers in the Capitol.

One Surprising Name Has Come Up for Trump to Replace Pence on Potential 2024 Ticket.  Former President Donald Trump has a popular Republican female candidate in mind for a potential running mate, should he decide to run in 2024.  A Bloomberg report led by the typically reliable Jennifer Jacobs cites two unnamed advisers close to the former president who point to Trump leaning towards picking a strong woman for the possible VP candidate job. [...] "Two advisers have suggested Trump consider South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem," the sources reportedly told Bloomberg.  "Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are hosting a fundraiser for Noem on Friday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach.  The former president is planning to make an appearance, people familiar with the matter said."

RINOs fear winning.  Josh Kraushaar of National Journal gave an insight into RINO thinking about Donald John Trump in the coming 2022 midterm elections.  They fear he will win.  Kraushaar wrote, "As president, he played the role of kingmaker in Republican primaries, tallying a near-undefeated record (109-2) while elevating underdog candidates like Ron DeSantis and Brian Kemp into office."  109-2?  Only the Harlem Globetrotters have a better record.

Update: More Than 31 Million Viewers Watched President Trump's CPAC Speech — Trump Just Crushed the Golden Globes.  On Monday [3/1/2021] we reported on President Trump's amazing audience numbers for his first speech since leaving office.  It was an amazing event!  We haven't seen these audience numbers since President Trump left office.  It was a rough night for the leftists in Hollywood.  The Golden Globes dropped 60% in viewership over the previous year.  Only 5.4 million from one report tuned in to the leftist fest.  [Video clip]

President Trump's 2021 State of the Union Address.  Most presidents leave office looking worse for wear; six weeks after being deplatformed by the swamp, Donald Trump looks more like a wrestler getting ready to rumble.  If Washington thought it could weaken President Trump's appeal by making him an "enemy of the state" and trashing his supporters as seditionists, it miscalculated.  If anything, the D.C. mafia cemented his status as the quintessential outsider against whom all future outsiders will be compared, and it has only made the president's in-your-face, take-no-prisoners style of political pugilism more cutting.  In his first public speech since being "Myanmared," Trump used his opportunity at CPAC to batter Biden's incompetence, rally conservatives to his banner, and dispose of those members in his party who still prefer electing Democrats.  As he read through the list of Republicans who helped instigate a second fake impeachment with a personal promise to destroy them one by one, that unique Trump swagger was in overdrive.

Strategic and Smart, President Trump Begins "Save America PAC".  President Donald J Trump has taken the reigns on the monetary side of the MAGA movement in a shift that will draw a distinction between the RNC and the priorities of the MAGA movement.  President Trump is starting his own Political Action Committee.  While President Trump has affirmed he will not initiate a third political party, he is taking a strategic third party financial approach with the initiation of SAVE AMERICA PAC.  For those who want a third party option, this approach is even smarter.  Essentially, if people use the PAC instead of the RNC contribution President Trump will control the cash.  This positions President Trump to determine which political candidates will be endorsed, supported and ultimately funded... including primary challengers.

Trump: I'm Not Starting A New Party.  I'm Still Running This Party.  The end of this year's CPAC was the highlight that most of the attendees were clearly waiting for.  The keynote speaker was former President Donald J. Trump, who had been laying low since Joe Biden's inauguration.  If anyone was expecting Trump to be apologetic or talk about "unity" with the Democrats for the next four years, they probably haven't been paying much attention over the past four years and they are likely very disappointed.  Trump was still going full-bore and the crowd was eating it up.  There were several highlights from the speech, but one of the earliest came when the Bad Orange Man answered a question that has been widely bandied about in the media.  No, he doesn't plan to start his own third party.  He doesn't need to because he's still in charge of the GOP.  And he might just take back the White House from Joe Biden in four years if only to prove the point.

Trump knows he won the election.  During his speech at CPAC on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump made no bones about the fact that he won the 2020 election.  The reason he's not in the White House is because of a system that was reconfigured for fraud and a cowardly Supreme Court.  He also warned Americans worried about future elections that HR1, a bill the Congressional Democrats are pushing, will permanently ensconce election fraud.  In his first public speech since he left the White House, Trump made it perfectly clear that he knows he was cheated out of his election victory.  During the course of laying out the Trumpism principles that should be at the center of the Republican Party, Trump said that one of the party's primary goals should be to ensure "honest elections that can give everyone confidence in the future of his country."  Currently, no one has confidence.

Trump stages GOP comeback at CPAC by refusing to concede 2020 defeat.  Former President Donald Trump teased a 2024 White House bid and relitigated unfounded claims that the November election was stolen, initiating act two of his political career with a rousing speech to adoring supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference that aimed to solidify his command of the Republican Party.  The address lasted more than one hour, during which Trump twice suggested he was planning a third presidential campaign and several times declared he won reelection in 2020 only to watch the Democrats steal his victory and illegitimately install President Biden.  The CPAC crowd of approximately 1,400 that packed a hotel ballroom for Trump's first public speech since leaving the White House applauded those comments more than any other, alternately chanting, "We love you," and "You won."  "Actually, as you know, they just lost the White House," Trump said early in his remarks, referring to Biden and the Democrats.  "But who knows, who knows; I may even decide to beat them for a third time."

CPAC 2021: President Trump Wows the CPAC Crowd.  With an entrance to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The U.S.A.", Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States made his appearance on the CPAC 2021 stage amid cheers, applause, and chants of "USA!!! USA!!!!"  President Trump greeted the crowd:  "Hello, CPAC, do you miss me yet?!"  The response was a resounding "Yes", and started the round of hoots, applause, and cheers all over again. [...] Trump acknowledged the struggle that occurred, the struggle that continues, but in his characteristic optism, gave us hope for the future.  "We worked hard, and there is much work left to do."  Trump thanked the CPAC crowd, Matt Schlapp, and Rush Limbaugh and his widow Katherine.  Then, he dived quickly into the meat of his speech, and dismissed talk of a third party, affirming he was not planning to start one.

Trump Returns!.  As I write this, President Trump is still speaking at CPAC.  My overriding impression is that he hasn't changed a bit.  The same tireless energy, the same utter disregard for the clock, the same flashes of humor, the same willingness to trash his enemies — i.e., the people who trashed him first.  I listened to half to two-thirds of Trump's speech, coming and going, and the parts I heard were very good.  He sounded his usual themes — the great successes of his administration, including Operation Warp Speed; the need for secure borders; the importance of putting America First and standing up for working Americans; and the need for election integrity.  Some Democrats have been hoping that Trump might try to found a third party or launch an independent run in 2024, but he decisively rejected such thinking.  Good.

Biden Will Never Experience This:  Crowd at CPAC Erupts in Chant of 'We Love You' During Trump's Speech.  In a touching moment, one which Joe Biden will surely never see anything comparable to, the crowd at CPAC erupted in a loud chant of "we love you" during former President Donald Trump's CPAC speech.  Trump received countless standing ovations during the speech, but this moment was something special.  [Video clip]  This was Trump's first speech after leaving the White House — and he walked out on to the CPAC stage and asked "do you miss me yet?"  The adoring crowd loudly assured him that they do.

Trump Unloads On Biden:  He Has Sold Out America's Children To Teacher Unions.  Former President Donald Trump repeatedly tore into President Joe Biden during his CPAC speech on Sunday over a variety of issues ranging from the crisis on the southern border to the millions of American children who are not in school learning.  "Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history, that's true," Trump said.  "Already the Biden administration has proven that they are anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-borders, anti-energy, anti-women, and anti-science.  In just one short month, we have gone from America first to America last."  Trump slammed the Biden administration for their "callous indifference toward working families" by not prioritizing getting America's children back in school for in-person instruction.  "They must get back and get back right now, right now," Trump demanded.  "The Biden administration is actually bragging about the classroom education they are providing to migrant children on the border while at the same time, millions of American children are having their futures destroyed by Joe Biden's anti-science school closures.  Think of it, we're educating students on the border, but our own people, children of our citizens, citizens themselves, are not getting the education that they deserve."

Trump Debunks Claims He Is Creating [a] New Party.  Former President Donald Trump said during his CPAC speech on Sunday that he is not going to create a new political party, despite reports that he was considering doing so, saying that there was no need to because "we have the Republican Party."  "We will do what we've done right from the beginning, which is to win," Trump said.  "We're not starting new parties.  You know, they kept saying, 'He's going to start a brand new party.'  We have the Republican Party; it's going to unite and be stronger than ever before.  I am not starting a new party.  That was fake news."  [Video clip]  The Wall Street Journal reported the day before Trump left office that he had talked to those closest to him about potentially starting his own party called the "Patriot Party."  However, a week later, The New York Times reported that Trump had dropped the idea of starting his own party.

Cruz Is Right About Trump Not Going Anywhere, and in Ways the Left Doesn't Realize.  Trump may or may not run in 2024 but even if he doesn't, Trump's influence on the party is permanent.  The left has labeled this as "Trumpism," but Trump was just a spark that lit the fire.  "Trumpism" isn't really a thing and the right would be mistaken if it focused on that media-created phrase as well.  The attitude we've discovered during Trump's time at the White House is valuable.  As I covered more extensively in a video, the right is far more willing to fight back than it used to be.  Where once it was polite to the point of passivity, it's now willing to offend and not just to mock, but to push off political correctness in order to get to the truth.  These are just examples, but this isn't Trumpism, these are just characteristics of a people unwilling to dance to an off-beat tune, to be willing to speak the truth in the face of anger and possible cancelation.

Trump In The Looking Glass.  [Scroll down]  Donald Trump's great service to the people of the United States, is that he recognized the crucial fights that desperately needed to be fought, and possessed the courage to prosecute them.  They are, among others: open borders, unfair trade, the sacrifice of American workers to some nebulous Globalist ideal, and perhaps most importantly, Communist Chinese infiltration and corruption of our society and many of its institutions.  His demanding, shall we say unorthodox manner and comportment, worked to hold a mirror before the various facets of the Washington establishment.  All types of government agencies, congress, courts, private law firms, lobbyists, and the media that covers them, all faced that mirror, illuminating the rot, self-dealing, and corruption that have long afflicted them.  That's why they were so intent on banding together to turn him out.

Trump Versus Big Tech.  A Twitter equivalent could be built for a few hundred grand.  It could run on hardware that fits on a dining room table and easily support a billion users, run in triplicate so it could survive a nuclear war.  It just would not have any users.  Adding significant numbers of users takes several years.  Here comes President Trump!  President Trump brings an ingredient to the party no technology company can recreate, even in an artificial intelligence lab.  President Trump brings an audience — tens of millions — passionately connecting with their pals and building the kind of scale that weathers any setback.  These users show up because it is a cause, not a platform.  While it would take a decade for some technologist to build another Twitter with a new tech stack, President Trump and the MAGA team could do it in months.  There is nothing Twitter can do about it.  Nobody is going back to Twitter from the MAGA equivalent.  Twitter needs massive revenue to make a buck, mostly from ads.

'Nobody Can Fight Him': Trump Virtually Untouchable in the Republican Party, Newt Gingrich Says.  Former President Donald Trump is virtually untouchable in the Republican Party even after leaving office last month, said former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich.  "What's very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him," Gingrich said on WABC 770 AM in New York on Sunday [2/21/2021].  "You can complain about him.  You can criticize him.  But McConnell can't possibly fight Trump.  He doesn't have a big enough base," he said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Trump emerges from political silence, as a GOP gov says no to another Trump term.  It's not exactly earthshaking.  But it is politically revealing.  On Sunday [2/21/2021], Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he will not support a Donald Trump reelection bid in 2024.  Wise politicians do not normally announce their specific intentions 40 months before they have to.  It's another sign of the party's ongoing, necessary and healthy struggle to address the turmoil of the Trump term and its political aftermath for the GOP's future.  It will have no impact on Trump's ultimate decision, even if he is genuinely considering a political return.  But it is important.  Arkansas has become a reliably red state.  Hutchinson, a former representative who held several positions in the George W. Bush administration, is among the first of elected state Republicans to gently distance themselves from the controversial Trump.  He did it warily as an overwhelming majority of Republicans still support Trump.

There Is No GOP Civil War.  Poll after poll shows us that Republican voters overwhelmingly see Donald Trump as the leader of the party.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Liz Cheney's hopes that voters would abandon Trump have been dashed on the cliffs of reality.  So why is the media pretending that some major battle for the future of the GOP has been joined?  One reason is quite simply the desire to keep the profitable Trump story going.  After spending five years addicted to easy bait and click stories, the media is loathe to give Trump up. [...] Trump's populist, America First presidency was wildly popular among conservatives.  His willingness to be the first Republican to fully engage the culture war also gave a new meaning and purpose for the party even in defeat.

Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving office.  Former President Trump will be a keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., his first public speaking engagement since leaving the White House, a spokesman for the organization confirmed to The [New York] Post on Saturday [2/20/2021].  Trump is scheduled to speak on Sunday, Feb 28, the last day of the conference.  Trump's speech will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement," a source close to the former president told The Post.  "Also look for the 45th President to take on President Biden's disastrous amnesty and border policies," the source added.

GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: 'I wouldn't' support Trump in 2024.  Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wouldn't support former President Donald Trump if he tries to make a comeback in the 2024 election.  "No, I wouldn't," Mr. Hutchinson, a Republican, said on CNN's "State of the Union."  "I would not support him for reelection in 2024."  Mr. Hutchinson said he has spent 40 years promoting conservative principles in the GOP and the party should be defined by those core tenets, not by personalities.

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Really?  Where does Mr. Trump depart from "those core tenets"?

A Very Convenient Narrative Shift on COVID Is Suddenly Happening.  Because I'm more than a year old, I'm old enough to remember the days of Joe Biden promising to "crush" the virus the day he took office.  For most of the 2020 campaign season, the current president asserted that Trump had the ability to do so much more than he was but that he was simply choosing not to do so.  That become a common media narrative as well, as every single COVID death was hung around Trump's neck as if he had personally murdered all of them.  With Biden becoming president, though, we are seeing a sudden shift in the narrative. [...] Whenever a Republican is in charge, Democrats assert that the government not only can, but must solve every issue, down to stopping hurricanes from hitting the country.  Yet, the moment a Democrat takes over, there's just not much they can do about anything.  Like a leaf in the wind, they are at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces which surround them.

Attempts to Erase Trump Will Cost GOP Elections 2022 and 2024: Rep. Jim Banks.  Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who is the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said that attempts to purge the party of former President Donald Trump will cost the GOP all elections.  "A Republican Party that seeks to erase President Trump and fails to understand his appeal to working-class voters is destined to lose elections in 2022, 2024, and beyond," tweeted Banks, the chair of the House Republican Study Committee.  "As a conservative leader in the GOP I'm determined to make sure that won't happen."  Trump has faced blowback from some GOP officials, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as well as seven senators who voted to convict him during his impeachment trial.

House Democrats Introduce 'No Glory for Hate Act' to Prevent Trump Name from Being Displayed on Federal Projects.  Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would prevent former President Donald Trump from having his name displayed on federal projects, buildings, statues, lands, or other type of commemoration.  According to the bill's text, which was provided late last month, the legislation would "prohibit the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents."  While Trump is not mentioned by name in the proposed legislation, he is the only president to have been impeached twice by the House.

Unhinged Dems introduce bill to keep President Trump from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  When I say that Democrats can't quit President Trump, it's a huge understatement.  Fourteen House Democrats have now introduced a bill to prevent federal funds from being used to commemorate President Trump in any way possible and to prevent him from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  The bill itself doesn't reference Trump's name specifically, but pertains to "any President that has been twiced impeached by the House of Representatives."  No doubt it's about Trump.

President Trump on Greg Kelly Rips Democrats on Stolen Election.  Greg Kelly spoke with President Donald Trump on Wednesday night [2/17/2021] following the reported death of conservative legend Rush Limbaugh.  President Trump told Greg Kelly, "Rush Limbaugh thought we won the election.  We did win the election.  It was disgraceful what happened."  President Trump told Greg Kelly he will not be returning to Twitter, saying, "It's become really boring."  President Trump then ripped on Hillary before the interview was over.  "You know the angriest person in the country today is Hillary Clinton.  Because she said, 'Why didn't they do that for me?'  Why didn't they create votes in Michigan?  Why didn't they create votes in some of the states that she lost?"

Hero's welcome in Florida for Trump as supporters line his route home from the golf course on Presidents' Day.  Donald Trump on Monday [2/15/2021] was given a hero's welcome as his supporters lined his route home from the golf course on Presidents' Day — amid a growing backlash against the Republicans who voted to impeach him.  The former president was acquitted at his second Senate impeachment trial over the weekend.  He was pictured in public for the first time since the decision in West Palm Beach, Florida, waving to fans and giving a thumbs up.  Monday's event, billed as a 'peaceful and patriotic' pro-Trump rally, saw hundreds of his maskless supporters gather outside the Mar-a-Lago Club waving flags and cheering for the former president.

Steve Bannon Sounds the Alarm, Says President Trump "Will Lead Us In 2024," May Replace Pelosi and Impeach Biden.  While speaking to Boston Republicans on Saturday [2/13/2021] during a Lincoln Day speech, former White House strategist Steve Bannon sounded the alarm, stating that President Donald Trump would be roaring back in 2022 and 2024.  At one point during the speech, Bannon said that the former President could be elected to congress and replace Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and may even impeach President Joe Biden.  "Going forward, we can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA movement ... just immerse the (Make America Great Again) movement with the Republican Party, and we're going to have massive victories in the future," Bannon said.

Trump Releases Statement Following Impeachment Acquittal.  Former President Donald Trump has released a statement following his acquittal on an article of impeachment for "incitement of insurrection."  Trump was found not guilty on Saturday [2/13/2021].  "I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth," the statement began.  "My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country."

Trump was much sicker with COVID-19 than previously reported, report says.  Former President Trump was more seriously ill from the coronavirus in October than the White House publicly acknowledged at the time, according to a report from The New York Times.  The Times reports that Trump experienced extremely depressed blood oxygen levels and was found to have lung infiltrates, an issue associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus.  The outlet reports Trump's condition was so poor before he was taken from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Center that officials believed he may need to be put on a ventilator.  At the time, it was reported that Trump experienced a fever and had trouble breathing when he was taken to the hospital on Oct. 2., although his medical team tried to downplay the severity of his condition in comments to the public.

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Compare the New York Times treatment of President Trump to their treatment of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Roosevelt was partially paralyzed during his four terms in the White House, yet the New York Times kept it quiet.  The NYT kept a lot of other stuff about FDR quiet, too.

Palm Beach Officials Considering A Bid From Trump's Neighbors To Evict Former President From Mar-A-Lago Estate.  Palm Beach officials are reportedly considering a petition from former President Donald Trump's neighbors looking to bar Trump from living full time at his Mar-a-Lago estate.  The former president and his immediate family — wife Melania and son Barron — reportedly chose to move to Florida following his departure from the White House in January rather than return to Trump's former full-time residence at the top of the Trump Tower in New York City.  The family now lives at the former president's sprawling Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, which Trump purchased back in 1985 for $10 million.  But under terms of a 1993 agreement with local officials, Mar-a-Lago is technically no longer considered anyone's full-time residence.  The contract converted the mansion and its surrounding grounds to a members-only club, and the contract's terms limit anyone from living there for more than a week at a time, and then for no more than three weeks in one calendar year, according to Insider.

Palm Beach Town Attorney Sides With Trump; Says He And Melania Can Live At Mar-a-Lago.  The vengeful resistance appears to have suffered another setback as efforts to run former President Donald J. Trump out of Mar-a-Lago have come up far short of their objective.  Following his departure from the polluted confines of the great D.C. swamp, Trump and his beautiful wife Melania have settled in at the magnificent 17-acre South Florida resort, a historic landmark that he purchased in 1985 for $7 million.

Donald Trump returns to social media with Gab post calling impeachment a 'public relations stunt'.  Donald Trump dusted off his old Gab account for a social media comeback in the wake of his purge by Silicon Valley tech giants.  In his first post to the site since 8 January, Mr Trump uploaded his lawyer's response to demands he testifies at his second impeachment hearing next week.  Mr Trump had resorted to releasing statements from the Office of the Former President after he and his campaign presence was scrubbed from the internet by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitch, Shopify, Stripe, and YouTube, among others.  While his return to social media was just a repost of his lawyers' letter, the phrasing carried the ex-president's characteristic defiance.

Biden Gets Stopped, His Admin Can't Accessor Release Trump Official Visitor Logs.  The Biden White House suffered a major blow this week when they were forced to admit that they could not access or release the Trump White House's visitor logs.  White House Press Secretary said on Thursday the administration could not release the information or make it public because it lacks access to the records, which were subject to numerous legal battles as former President Donald Trump sought to keep it private.  "We cannot," Psaki said, stating that the records fall "under the purview of the National Archives."  Access to the Trump White House's visitor logs ended shortly after Trump took office, shielding details of the White House's day-to-day business from public view.  The Trump White House dealt with a massive problem with rogue officials and staffers leaking information to the media.

Why are Democrats so scared of Donald Trump when they just defeated him?  In a nation returning to "normalcy," does Congress cower behind armed troops and 12-foot fences?  Does a party securely in control try to enlist tech firms and media to snuff out voices of opposition?  In a normal America, does a defeated presidential incumbent pose such a threat to the party in power that he must be impeached after leaving office, to ensure he doesn't win back the White House in four years?  That's where we are.  The Democrats aren't acting like a party secure in its position; they're acting nervous and insecure and lashing out at any perceived threat.  The Republicans didn't impeach LBJ or Jimmy Carter after they left office — although in LBJ's case, at least, there were probably grounds.  The Democrats didn't try to make sure George H.W. Bush was ineligible for future office after he was beaten by Bill Clinton, even though Clinton failed to win a majority of the vote.  Yet Democrats have made quite plain that the purpose of this after-hours impeachment of a former president is to ensure Trump doesn't rise from the political grave and run again in four years.

Trump's response to The Screen Actor's Guild shows he's still got it.  Even the FBI has admitted that the events were planned long before January 6 and had nothing to do with Trump.  Worse, even the WaPo had to admit that the FBI may well have been warned in advance... and did nothing.  The timeline of events also shows that:  (a) Trump was still speaking when events began to play out at the Capitol and (b) Trump told his supporters to behave alike Americans: peaceably go to the Capitol and cheer on Republican senators who were attempting to get some sunlight onto claims of massive election fraud.  One of the main figures in the Capitol fiasco was a leftist, and there were multiple non-Trump supporters involved.  Moreover, it appears that it's fake news that protesters beat a police officer to death with a fire extinguisher.  With the Capitol "insurrection," a hoax even bigger than the Russia collusion hoax, leftists are looking for another shiny object by which to distract people when their policies fail — as leftist policies inevitably do.

Trump Sends Hilarious Letter to Screen Actor's Guild After They Threatened to Remove Him From Membership.  On Thursday, former President Donald Trump sent a hilarious letter to the Screen Actor's Guild after they threatened to remove him from their membership in response to the events that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6th.  Trump sent a hilarious letter to the labor union, telling them that he couldn't care less about their actions against him and that he no longer wished to be associated with the union.

Trump resigns from Screen Actors Guild following union's threat of expulsion.  Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to expel him for his role in the Capitol riot in January.  In a letter dated Thursday [2/4/2021] and addressed to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, Trump said he was resigning from the union that he had been a member of since 1989.  Trump wrote he did not want to be associated with the union any longer, adding his contention that it had "done nothing" for him.  The guild responded with a short statement:  "Thank you."

The Enemy Is Us.  [Scroll down]  Since 2016, our President — our Paladin — has been talked about in a manner that most folks wouldn't speak about a GITMO prisoner.  All that started with agencies of the U.S. Government spying on Candidate Trump which resulted in a phony story about Russian "collusion," followed by a sham impeachment trial.  Having no success at removing this upstart President with no previous political experience, the left decided to support widespread rioting, looting, arson, and flat-out assassination of Americans in the street.  All of this over the statistically non-existent issue that falsely claimed police kill Black Americans more than they do whites.

Ohio Republicans propose state holiday honoring ex-President Donald Trump.  A pair of lawmakers from Ohio want to set aside a day to honor former President Trump.  The proposal from two Republican state legislators would make June 14 every year President Donald Trump Day in the Buckeye State, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Representatives Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus made the request to their fellow lawmakers via an email on Friday, asking them to co-sponsor a bill "to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history."  "Let's show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration," the email read, according to the newspaper.

Big Tech is suppressing information about writ of quo warranto, the 'Trump play'.  President Trump has a play he and his team can make to challenge the results of the 2020 election.  It's a longshot, but it doesn't fall into the realm of shadow-government-military-coup or some of the other theories we've heard lately.  This one is legitimate, legal, and does not require suspension of disbelief.  It's called a "writ of quo warranto," something we've covered a couple of times on NOQ Report recently.  Unfortunately, unless you're a regular reader of Leo Donofrio, 100percentfedup, or a handful of other websites, you've probably never heard of it.  We've found a strong suppression of the facts and opinions surrounding this, a suppression that has hit close to home here.  Google, after showing our original article on the first page for searches for the term, has removed the article altogether.  Links of Facebook and Twitter were quickly censored.

The Non-Incitement & The Instigators.  In this posting I'll be providing links to video of the event I attended along with a link to the full text of Trump's speech.  It is long, not that exciting, and very much lacking in any "incitement".  Toward the end, many folks were leaving early due to the cold and the lack of anything really exciting.  I'd guess about 10% were sneaking out.  We'd been there from the very start.  About 3 hours before first speaker.  All told, we stood in a cold wind for about 8 hours straight.  At the end, pretty much NOBODY had anything on their mind other than finding a bathroom, getting out of the cold, and finding a place to sit with back support.

Trump Campaign Disavows Notice Linking Him to 'Patriot Party'.  Donald Trump's campaign is disavowing any affiliation with the Patriot Party, and the former president currently has no plans to break from the Republican Party to pursue a third party, an adviser confirmed.  The Trump campaign filed a notice with the Federal Election Commission on Monday that the former president is not associated with a fundraising effort by the Patriot Party, as suggested in a Jan. 22 filing by Michael Joseph Gaul of Georgia.  The Trump campaign has no affiliation with the Patriot Party and wanted the notice on the public record so donors aren't misled about whether their contributions would be benefit Trump, according to the filing.  Trump "has no knowledge of Patriot Party's activities whatsoever," the filing said.

Breaking: President Trump Releases New Statement; Establishes "Office Of The Former President".  On Monday afternoon [1/25/2021], President Trump established an official post-presidency office in Palm Beach County, Fla., setting up a vehicle for future public appearances and statements, according to The Hill.  President Trump launched a press releases that says this office will manage his correspondence, public statements, appearances and political activities.

President Trump Teases New Slogan After Disavowing 'Patriot Party'.  It turns out President Trump is not officially putting his name behind the "Patriot Party" that was just filed.  However, another press release teases a new slogan that shows he will still be moving his MAGA movement forward regardless.

Supreme Court calls emoluments lawsuits against Trump moot.  The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency.  The justices threw out Trump's challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution's emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel and patronize other businesses owned by the former president and his family.  The high court also ordered the lower-court rulings thrown out as well and directed appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Va., to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.

SCOTUS Throws Out Lawsuits Accusing Trump Of Taking Foreign Bribes.  The Supreme Court tossed two lawsuits accusing former President Donald Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution on Monday [1/25/2021], ending a roughly four-year legal battle over the former president's businesses.  One of the lawsuits was filed by a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the day after Trump was inaugurated in 2017. The attorneys general of District of Columbia and Maryland brought a similar lawsuit in June of that year, according to Politico.

Trump Will Return.  After the assault on Congress, I was convinced that President Trump's legacy and post-presidential political future were seriously in doubt.  The images of red MAGA-hatted Trump supporters breaching congressional security and roaming the halls of the House and Senate would be used against the president and his legacy for years to come.  This despite the fact that we now know Black Lives Matter and Antifa provocateurs like John Sullivan were in the crowd, inciting violence, and that the police were at times seemingly acquiescent to the illegal actions of the handful of actual rioters.  That didn't matter.  The events of January 6 would be falsely and breathlessly labeled an "insurrection" and laid at Trump's feet.  But then on January 13, they tried to impeach him — again — and everything changed.

Bill Maher:  Now that Trump is gone, "We can't blame everything on him."  Bill Maher always presents an interesting case study in Democrats.  Sometimes he lands in the crazy leftist camps.  Sometimes he lands in a more centrist Democrat camp.  However, always he isn't afraid to give voice to the real intentions of the Democrat party.  As Fox News reported, on his show last night Bill explored what direction that the Democrat party would take now that Trump is gone.  As his guest was blaming the riot at the Capitol on Trump, Bill made a terrifying statement: [...]

Now We're Learning How Big a Financial Hit Trump is Taking.  Like many American business owners, Donald Trump took a huge financial hit in COVID America in the past year.  But since leaving office, we're getting a look at how much worse things have gotten for him.  At the White House, Trump worked for free, donating his $400,000 yearly salary to charities and government programs.  In civilian life, his companies, run by his kids while he was in the White House, were bleeding money, according to financial disclosure forms he filed before leaving office.

The True Legacy of Donald Trump.  Donald Trump is a difficult man to understand, to say the least.  He says controversial things, is a stranger to political correctness and yet his actions steer towards patriotism and conservatism.  Truthfully, as conservatives, we reject and abhor the cult of the individual.  We believe in the sanctity of life, in the paramount freedoms of thought, speech and religion and in the purity and sacredness of family, country, tradition and history.  Quite often, conservatives are left alone in defense of these values.  Many times they feel bullied, excluded, unwanted guests in their own countries by the media, the left, the so-called woke mobs and even right-wing politicians, who desperately seek inclusion in elite circles.  In this context, most conservatives see Donald Trump as the protector and champion of these beliefs.  They rise to the defense of someone who finally stood up for them.

How is This Legal?! Multiple Banks Close Donald Trump's Accounts.  A Florida bank announced on Thursday that they have closed President Donald Trump's bank accounts.  Trump's money-market accounts at Banks United held between $5.1 million and $25.2 million, according to his financial disclosures.

Trump Derangement Syndrome In a Post-Trump World.  President Trump will become former President Trump tomorrow.  When Joe Biden takes the oath of office, Democrats will control the White House, the House and the Senate.  An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration.  And yet there are signs that some Democrats' obsession with Donald Trump — the condition known as Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS — will be as strong, or perhaps even stronger, after Trump leaves than when he was in the White House.  Exhibit A is the fact that Democrats plan to hold an impeachment trial for the president after he has left office.  They plan to use the Constitution's method for removing a president when the president is already gone.  But that is not the only sign of lingering TDS.

Trump Has Reportedly Been Talking About Starting a New Party Called the 'Patriot Party'.  President Donald Trump still has a strong base of support, but he's leaving office with record low approval ratings and with some top Republicans either privately grumbling about him or publicly saying the party should move on from him.  And it's perhaps no surprise that, per a new Wall Street Journal report, the outgoing president is considering forming a new political party called the "Patriot Party."

Florida Lawmaker Moves to Rename Highway After President Donald J. Trump.  Anthony Sabatini, one of the most patriotic and pro-America state legislators in the nation, has officially announced he has submitted an amendment to an upcoming transportation bill in the Florida House to rename US 27 after President Donald J. Trump.  Sabatini, who has fought the unconstitutional mask and vaccine mandates also has a history of preserving our 2nd Amendment rights of Floridians.  The highway, which goes by the Purple Heart Memorial Highway and the Claude Pepper Memorial Highway would retain its dedication to Purple Heart veterans according to the language in Sabatini's amendment.

With Discipline and Courage, Trump Can Turn Defeat Into Eventual Victory.  [Scroll down]  Yes, the statistical evidence of the votes in the swing states that all swung massively to Biden in the wee small hours on Nov. 4 is extremely persuasive, but the time to have stopped electoral fraud — which everybody knew was coming — was before the vote, not after.  The GOP should be gearing up right now to reform the election system, eliminate early and late voting, forbid mail-in ballots, and agitate for a return to one man, one vote, one time, on one day.  Nothing else can prevent a repetition of the elections of 2018 and 2020.  If Trump harbors any notions about returning in 2024, he should take these lessons to heart.

What 'Forever Trump' Really Means.  In the House, a Democrat representative spoke about the necessity for the second impeachment to ensure that Trump will never run for office again.  The mistake that all of these pundits make is assuming that we Trump supporters are waiting for him to run again in 2024.  No way do we want him to run again.  Why not?  We do not consider him a disgrace.  We love him.  We didn't start out caring for him in the beginning but after four years of watching this man get pummeled day after day and never give up fighting for all Americans and America, we now consider him perhaps the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. [...] What the left doesn't know but we do, is that he is now more dangerous to them than ever and we will support him forever.

Donald Trump Faces Possible Expulsion From SAG-AFTRA As Union's Board Sets Special Session.  Donald Trump is facing possible expulsion from SAG-AFTRA. Deadline has learned that the union's national board of directors will meet Tuesday morning in a special session regarding disciplinary action against him, which could lead to his expulsion.  The former star of The Apprentice — and soon-to-be former president — has been a member of the union and its forerunners, SAG and AFTRA, since 1989.  The two unions merged in 2012.

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Something tells me this is the least of Mr. Trump's concerns.

A Trump Future Candidacy Isn't What Democrats and RINOs Are Afraid Of.  Well, folks, our Paladin has set yet another record, that being the only President to be impeached twice... and in a single year no less.  How awesome is that?! Once again the old saw applies:  Taking flak?  You must be over the target.  President Trump is indeed over the target. [...] There is a reason the term Uniparty has become a common term in conservative circles.  As I heard Newt Gingrich once quip, There isn't a lot of difference between Republicans and Democrats, just about who gets to spend the money.  The former Speaker and author of the "Contract For America," is correct, especially among the membership of the Senate, where there appears to be more emphasis on "collegiality," at least by Republicans, than representing the Americans who sent them to DC.  President Donald J. Trump upended a lot of that, starting with his campaign.

Pentagon Rejects President's request for huge military-style farewell parade with crowd of supporters hours before Biden's inauguration.  The Pentagon will break with recent tradition by refusing to engage in an armed forces farewell or throw Donald Trump's requested military-style parade as the president leaves office on Wednesday [1/20/2021].  Trump wants an extravagant goodbye — not unlike the exuberance he exuded during his presidency — despite his recent fallout of favor with middle-of-the-line Republicans following the storming of the Capitol earlier this month, which Democrats impeached him for last Wednesday claiming he 'incited an insurrection.'  The president wanted his departure from Washington to involve a 'military-style sendoff and a crowd of supporters,' a person who has discussed the matter with Trump told CNN.

Dobbs: Aside from Lincoln, Trump faced 'most vile, venomous assault ever conducted' on a President.  Fox Business host Lou Dobbs eviscerated the "corrupt forces" within the U.S. government that have worked to "destroy" President Donald Trump over the last four years.  The "vile, venomous assault" on Trump during his term has been worse than that of any other president in U.S. history save for Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Dobbs contended during his show on Friday [1/15/2021] as he spoke with Pastor Robert Jeffress about Trump's legacy and the violent events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol last week.  The host of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" argued that the nation cannot heal until there is an understanding of the scope of the unprecedented attacks on the president over the course of the last four years.  Jeffress asserted that he has "no regrets whatsoever" in supporting Trump and believes "he is the greatest president of my lifetime, and he will go down as the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty president in American history, and nothing anyone says is going to change that."

Pentagon officials confirm break from tradition, will not host Armed Forces Farewell tribute to Trump.  This year, for the first time since its inception in 1989, the Armed Forces Farewell event will reportedly not be held for an outgoing president.  "The Pentagon, in a break with recent tradition, will not host an Armed Forces Farewell tribute to President Donald Trump. ... Two senior defense officials confirmed ... Thursday that no military farewell is being planned for the commander in chief," Defense One reported Thursday [1/14/2021].  No reason was specified for the break in tradition.  It's also not clear whether the event was canceled by military brass or by the president himself.  The latter scenario seems unlikely given his love for the military.

The Unwanted Ghost of Trump?  Robert W. Merry of The American Conservative has written a commentary calling on Republicans to hold on to pieces of the Trump legacy while ridding themselves of their "toxic" leader. [...] How exactly does Merry intend to make Trump's base forget about their leader? [...] No other American politician, certainly not Sleepy Joe who continues to ooze sympathy for Black Lives Matter, enjoys a level of popularity comparable to Trump's.  How does Merry propose to exorcise "the ghost of Trump" hovering over his constituency?  Are we supposed to offer these voters, who would walk over glass with bare feet for their leader, a more palatable mainstream alternative?  I cannot think of any substitute for Trump who has Trump's support among so many Americans.  Can Merry?  I'm also at a loss to know where Merry believes we can find all of these moderates who would join the renamed and reconditioned Trumpites.

Will Trump retain Secret Service protections if he's removed from office?  The Former Presidents Protection Act gives a lifetime of Secret Service protection to any former president.  Another statute, the Former Presidents Act, excludes presidents who were removed from office by the Senate and is unclear on whether a removed former-president would lose protections.  Regardless, it's likely Trump's presidency will naturally end before he can be removed from office, a law professor told the DCNF.

President Trump Condemns Political Violence, Slams Big Tech Censorship in New Video Message From White House.  President Trump on Wednesday evening released a video message from the White House condemning political violence.  "I want to be very clear:  I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.  Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country," Trump said.  "No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence.  No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag," he said.  President Trump condemned Big Tech censorship and Soviet-style cancel culture.

Here's the List of Powerful Companies Cutting Off Trump and His Supporters After Capitol Siege.  [Scroll down]  While it's convenient to blame a president the Left already can't stand, as I've reported at PJ Media, it's very difficult to make a case that the president's words fomented the unrest.  Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy has come to that conclusion as well, even after the shocked Fox News contributor said he believed the president incited the mob.  Saying that is one thing, proving it is another.  Read the president's words and watch them for yourself.  But, people predisposed to hating the president and hyper-sensitive to the sensitivities of the institutions run by the political Left have spoken.  They've cut off the president, his friends, colleagues and, in some case, his fans.  The New York Times reported a cohort of companies from banks to health care companies are temporarily halting their PAC giving to any political parties.  The following is a list of companies that have cut off the president and/or friends or political party [...]

NYC to terminate all contracts with Trump, Mayor de Blasio says, citing deadly Capitol siege.  New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump Organization, Mayor de Blasio said Wednesday, citing the commander-in-chief's incitement of the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  "The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power," de Blasio said in a statement.  "The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts."  The announcement came as the House of Representatives was set to impeach the president on Wednesday [1/13/2021].  The Trump Organization will be notified that the city is ending deals to run two skating rinks and a carousel at Central Park, along with the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx, according to the mayor.

NYC Mayor de Blasio:  City Terminating $17M Trump Contracts.  New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday [1/13/2021].  The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx.  The Trump Organization profits about $17 million a year from those sites, de Blasio said.  "I'm here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization," de Blasio said.

Forbes Magazine is slammed for 'cancel culture' op-ed warning companies NOT to hire any ex-Trump administration members.  Forbes Magazine has been criticized for an op-ed warning companies against hiring any ex-Trump administration members.  Independent Women's Forum analyst Kelsey Bolar slammed the article published on January 7, calling it 'dangerous cancel culture', 'that is not going to unite the nation.'  In the wake of last week's Capitol riots, Forbes Magazine's editor Randall Lane wrote: 'As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed.

American Airlines and Delta Airlines are Now Refusing To let Trump Supporters on Their Planes.  If you thought you were living in a new world where wrong think could keep you from living your life, you would be right.  People who are not radically left are quickly realizing that some of their beliefs are going to get them targeted by the radical-Nazi-like Democrats that are currently controlling the congress.  Now American Airlines and Delta are literally keeping people from being able to go home even after they purchased a plane ticket.  [Video clip]

American Airline Pilot Threatens To Dump Trump Supporters In Kansas If They Don't Stop Chanting USA.  A fed-up American Airlines pilot threatened to "dump" a plane filled with "USA" chanting President Trump supporters in Kansas if they didn't "behave" during a flight out of Washington D.C. Friday [1/8/2021].  "This is the way it's going to be... It's a four and half hour flight out to Phoenix, we'll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off.  I don't care.  We will do that if that's what it takes.  Behave please."  [Video clip]

Goodbye, America.  [Scroll down]  [O]n Wednesday, January 6, 2021, President Trump gave a speech to many thousands of his supporters in the park just behind the White House laying out in considerable detail, county by county in the "swing states," his reasons for alleging election fraud. [...] As soon as Mr. Trump heard about the rioting at the Capitol, he urged his supporters to stop and go home.  Nevertheless, the news media and the leftists and the RINOs insisted that Mr. Trump had "incited" his followers to attack the Capitol.  To punish him, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, and every other large internet platform took away Mr. Trump's email and then shut down the platforms for Parler because it had contributors who had defended Mr. Trump and thus were party to his January 6 "incitement."  There was no precedent for this shutdown of free speech.  Nazis and Muslim terrorists still have use of the internet.  Only the president who got more than 70 million votes is shut off.  What's even worse is this:  I have read every word of Mr. Trump's January 6 speech to his supporters.  There is not one single word of "incitement" to lawlessness.

German Banking Giant Deutsche Bank Cuts Ties with President Trump:  Report.  Deutsche Bank AG has reportedly decided to cut ties with President Donald Trump as well as his private companies following the unrest at Capitol Hill last week.  The German lender has been joined by the New York-based Signature Bank, which also announced that it would be ending its business relationship with the President.

House Republicans Block Resolution Calling on Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment.  House Republicans on Monday blocked a resolution from Democrats calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer attempted to pass the resolution through unanimous consent, but Representative Alex Mooney, a West Virginia Republican, objected, nixing the move.  The House must now call a full vote on the measure in order to pass it.

Who's Reeling?  Why in the world should Republicans be reeling?  Because a handful of demonstrators invaded (or, in some cases, were ushered into) the Capitol and some of them behaved badly?  What do those people — not the hundreds of thousands who demonstrated peacefully, but the few who rioted — have to do with the Republican Party?  Not much:  I will hazard a guess that the total amount ever donated by the rioters to the party adds up to $0, and the number of times they have ever been called upon to be spokesmen for the party is also 0.

It's not over yet.  [Scroll down]  So, what comes next? I don't have the particulars but I can give you milestones to watch for as the coming days unfold:
  [#1]   Expect the emergency broadcast system to be activated.  The FCC just recently released a memorandum speaking to the requirements under Federal law to send messages from the president to the public.
  [#2]   Expect confusion.  We are in a battle for our republic against elites that are attempting the very coup that they are accusing Trump of doing.  In battle, there will be disinformation but know that plans are being fulfilled.
  [#3]   Expect high profile arrests to take place over the next 12 days and at any time.  You may wake one morning to find someone in high office is no longer there.
  [#4]   Expect this to be a bumpy ride to the very end.  This is not a television show where things are resolved in 45 minutes.
  [#5]   Expect more bombshell evidence to be released between now and Jan. 20th.
  [#6]   Expect some sort of internet blackout or outage:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Gmail are likely going to be affected.  If you don't have alternate forms of communication established now, it would be a good idea to start forming them even if it's just checking on your nextdoor neighbors.
  [#7]   Expect Trump to be inaugurated on Jan 20th!
  [#8]   Expect the executive order from 2018 and/or the Insurrection Act to be enacted.  This DOES NOT mean martial law.  Remember that we have been under a state of emergency since 2018 which gives the president many powers to act.

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The article above means one of two things:  Either there is about to be a tremendous upheaval in this country and a lot of chickens will come home to roost unexpectedly, or there are some prolific and talented fiction writers at work, making baseless yet plausible predictions about the events of the next few weeks.  I would like to see President Trump spring his trap at long last, if indeed it exists.  Maybe there is some basis for all the predictions after all.  Nancy Pelosi, in particular, seems to think the President is holding three aces, judging by the way she's acting:  She's frantically pushing for a last-minute impeachment, and/or removal of the President via the 25th Amendment.  If she thought she was in no danger, she would just keep quiet and let the clock run out.

Ignoring the concerns of Trump supporters will destroy America.  Wednesday afternoon, angry, unarmed, mostly peaceful protesters stormed the Capitol.  They caused hundreds of dollars in damages to "The People's House," the taxpayer-funded building where elected lawmakers work.  They took pictures seated at Nancy Pelosi's desk.  They shoved furniture out of place.  They pushed their way past unprepared and overwhelmed law enforcement.  They shattered a window or two.  If not for police shooting and killing an unarmed, female 14-year Air Force veteran, the protest staged by Trump supporters would have more in common with a 1950s fraternity panty raid than political riot.  Here, I guess, I should apologize for not joining the rest of the media in feigning outrage and calling for the trespassers to be tried for treason.  But I'm neither outraged nor feeling vengeful because of their act of civil disobedience.  I understand it.  It was an inevitable repercussion from 2020 and what we've all witnessed the last decade.

The 7 most violence-inciting statements in Donald Trump's speech to the crowd on January 6th.  I read the entire speech — which was over an hour — looking for the sentences that are most subject to the interpretation that he was inciting the crowd to break into the Capitol building or commit any sort of act of violence.  I'm doing this because I realized I wasn't seeing quotes from Trump, just assertions that the speech was an incitement and cause-and-effect inferences based on the sequence of events:  He spoke and then they acted.  There are places where he clearly talked about a peaceful protest march.  He says:  "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard." And:  "So we're going to, we're going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue... So let's walk down Pennsylvania Avenue."  But here are the 7 most violent statements.  Please, if you can find anything more violent or more related to the idea of breaking into the Capitol and physically disrupting the proceedings, let me know, and I'll add it to the list.

Rasmussen poll shows rising approval of Trump in the wake of the Capitol incursion.  If you believe the media and most Beltway politicians, the entire country is appalled at President Trump and wants him erased from history.  A moral panic is being pushed by the media and other Democrats in the wake of the incursion into the United States Capitol.  It has been persuasive to the media, including many nominal conservatives.  And it may have convinced many Republican politicians that President Trump is now a marginal figure, at best, and should be shunned.  But unless the Rasmussen polling organization suddenly has become inaccurate after being far more accurate than most presidential polls, the mainstream of conservative American, roughly half the country, isn't buying it, and Trump's approval has actually risen.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — who is married to Mitch McConnell — Resigns over MAGA riot.  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, resigned Thursday [1/7/2021], becoming the highest-ranking administration official to resign after President Donald Trump incited a mob of supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol.  Chao made her announcement in an email to colleagues that was obtained by The Washington Post.  She later posted her message to Twitter, in a pinned tweet.  'Our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed.  As I'm sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside,' she said.  She is the first Cabinet official to quit.

Rep. Joaquin Castro launches a bid to keep President Trump's name off public buildings.  Rep. Joaquin Castrro (D-Texas) who was last seen in the news doxxing and harassing his constituents, holding them up to public shame for the 'crime' of supporting President Trump has a new means of proving his Trump-hating vindictiveness:  By putting up legislation to mandate that President Trump's name can't go up on any public buildings.

Pelosi asks Joint Chiefs about preventing Trump from launching nukes.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with the nation's top military officer on Friday about precautions in place to prevent President Donald Trump from ordering a nuclear strike or conducting other military hostilities as Democrats seek his removal from office.  The stunning revelation came in a letter from the speaker to House Democrats outlining next steps following a violent breach of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters.  Pelosi said she spoke to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley about guardrails in place that could prevent "an unstable president" from wielding the military or the country's nuclear arsenal.

The End.  As usual, the president was right:  extensive proof of vote fraud in key states justified his belief, shared by tens of millions of Americans, that the election was stolen from him.  Trump's instinct to fight back was spot-on but the plan and the people he put in place failed to launch yet again.  Despite advance warning that a majority mail-in election would doom his chance to win, the president's team was infuriatingly unprepared both in terms of messaging and legal strategy. [...] A vacuum created by a complete lack of interest from his own Justice Department — led by a man the president refused to fire even though he had cause to do so months before — was filled with any number of caricatures peddling far-fetched claims obscuring legitimate evidence.

After Trump's Last Stand, Left Seeks Revenge.  Wednesday [1/6/2021] was Trump's Last Stand and, true to form, he fought to the end, both for himself and, however inelegantly, for the U.S. constitution in the teeth of an electoral system that is unwieldy, arbitrary, and ripe for abuse.  If nothing else emerges from this experience, it is the realization that our scattershot methods of choosing a president need to be regularized and rendered as fraud-proof as possible.  One confirmed and eligible citizen, one vote, one time, on one day would be a good place to start.  Still, there was never the slightest chance that vice president Mike Pence was going to overturn the state-certified votes of the Electoral College during the ceremonial opening of the ballots during Wednesday's joint session of Congress.  In his own eyes, and in the opinion of constitutional scholars, he simply didn't have the power.

The tech monopolies have sprung into action.  On Wednesday [1/6/2021], more than half a million peaceful people showed up in D.C. to support President Trump.  A minute percentage of that group ended up in the Capitol and the police killed an unarmed Air Force veteran.  (Defund the Police has been silent about this killing.)  Debate will rage about whether Trump supporters were set up.  For the purposes of this post, the only thing that matters is that it was the justification the tech monopolies needed to start a purge.  The tech companies contend that Trump instigated violence and his supporters can no longer be trusted.  And no, it doesn't matter that for much of 2020, Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioted, burned, looted, and threatened, beat, and murdered people.  Not only did they stay on social media, but they were also lionized on social media and mainstream media for their thrilling, empowering exploits.  Trump did not instigate violence.  The tech tyrants have systematically deleted Trump's words and the search engines will not help you find them, but you can, with difficulty, discover what he said on January 6:  ["]We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated.  I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.["]

End This Republican Nightmare.  Using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office is a temptation that must be rejected.  It would clearly be a political move meant to extract from public life an unpopular figure.  The United States of America cannot go down the road of confusing political unfitness with medical unfitness.  The cabinet would simply be using the 25th Amendment as a pretext for taking down a lawfully elected leader they oppose.  It would amount to an unconstitutional coup.  If the 25th Amendment could be deployed in his case, it could be deployed in many other cases.  How many times did their political opponents declare that Nixon or Reagan was "a lunatic" unfit to serve?

Trump mulling self-pardon, sources say.  President Donald Trump has suggested to advisers that he wants to grant himself a pardon before leaving office, sources familiar with the discussions told ABC News.  The conversations with top aides have happened in recent weeks.  It's not clear if the issue has been discussed between the president and his advisers since the riots on Capitol Hill Wednesday.  However, following the riots Trump's White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone, advised the president that he could face legal jeopardy for encouraging his supporters to storm the Capitol building, according to sources familiar with their discussions.

US Capitol riots leave 4 dead, 70 arrested:  DC police.  Washington D.C. police said Thursday [1/7/2021] that the earlier security breach at the U.S. Capitol resulted in four deaths — including a woman who had been shot — and at least 70 arrests.  Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, said there will be an extension of the public emergency for the next 15 days, which is slated to run through President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.  "Their motivation is ongoing.  Today, they sought to disrupt the Congressional proceedings relating to the acceptance of electoral college votes.  President Trump continues to fan rage and violence by contending that the Presidential election was invalid," she continued.  Bowser said that "persons" dissatisfied with the findings of State Boards of Elections and certification of the Electoral College votes can be expected to continue protesting violently through Biden's inauguration.

Trump Supporters Take Stock of Jan. 6, Feel Mischaracterized by Media.  Marine veteran Tony Good traveled from Florida and walked to the Ellipse to hear President Donald Trump speak in the morning.  He said Trump didn't incite violence in his speech.  "No, absolutely not.  There's a line between inciting to riot and standing on convictions," Good told The Epoch Times.  "He wasn't telling anybody to riot, he was just telling them it's our right to protest.  That's a right we have in America."  Good became separated from his group and returned to his hotel to regroup after the speech.  He didn't go to the Capitol, but said he wishes he had.  "I call yesterday the first day in the 10-year war," he said.  "It's going to be 10 years before this gets turned around.  It's going to take that long.  War in the sense of ... getting things to where they should be in America, as far as fair and free elections, election integrity.  "It's not going to happen overnight, because the powers that be don't want it to be.  They want to rule.  They want to be the ruling class."

President Trump Files Two Lawsuits Against Dirty Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger for Leaking Confidential Litigation Call.  The travesty in Georgia continues.  President Trump held a one-hour long phone call on Saturday [1/2/2021] with crooked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state election officials on the 2020 election in his state that was wrought with fraud.  It's not clear if Ruby Freeman or Ralph Jones, Sr. were on the call.  In the one-hour phone call on Saturday, President Trump insisted he won the state and threatened vague legal consequences.  Raffensperger's team leaked the call to the far-left Washington Post.  It took 24 hours for the Washington Post to publish a hit piece, using edited audio clips, on the president's phone call.

The Deliberate Stupidity of Team Trump.  Team Trump's performance since Election Day went beyond the realm of stupid to parody before the end of November.  These people have filed and lost scores of lawsuits in courts at every level and division of government — but don't lose hope!  Giuliani and Ellis promise to file and lose even more (stupid, pointless) lawsuits!  And the worst part about it is that the bulk of the President's most avid supporters apparently see nothing wrong with this.  Most are still praising Giuliani and his crew as heroes instead of the incompetents they've proven themselves to be.  The courts made it clear by the end of November that they offered no path to victory for Team Trump.  No judge was going to rule to throw out millions of votes absent clear, forensically testable and quantifiable evidence of fraud, no matter the how clever or elegant the legal arguments about deadlines, postmarks, signatures, etc. including even Justices Thomas and Alito.

President Trump sues Georgia's Brad Raffensperger.  President Trump called Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to get the latter to stop obstructing the fraud investigation in Georgia.  Instead, after whining about the almost seven hours he's spent on the issue, Raffensperger refused to engage in an investigation and then leaked the call to the Washington Post, which promptly misrepresented its contents.  Trump has now sued Raffensperger in both state and federal court for secretly recording and then disseminating a confidential settlement discussion.  There's something wrong with Brad Raffensperger.  I don't know what it is — that is, whether he's generically corrupt or has a serious personality disorder — but it's not normal for a secretary of state to behave as he has when faced with the biggest election fraud claim in American history.  If Raffensperger really believed there was no fraud, he would be going out of his way to make every bit of information available to President Trump's team to prove his point.  Instead, Raffensperger is putting up every barrier possible.

When the GOP Reorganizes, It Needs to Look to Trump Policies, Not Republicans in Congress.  While a majority prefers a new face to carry Trump's policies forward, the base will not tolerate a gracious loser like Mitt Romney.  A stiff spine and the ability to articulate the political case will be requirements.  Part of Trump's appeal was his love of America and a positive view of the nation and our role in the world.  To succeed him, that needs to be an authentic position for the candidate.  A recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll showed a similar trend among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.  Among respondents, 62% said they would support President Trump over their own representative.  A majority, 52%, said they would back President Trump over congressional Republicans generally.

Trump rips 'Pathetic!!!' Senate GOP for blocking $2,000 checks.  The Senate on Friday [1/1/2021] voted to override Trump's veto of a $740 billion defense bill despite failing to reach an agreement on the $2,000 checks or repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.  Earlier Friday, Trump vented against Senate Republican leaders when he called on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to launch a Republican primary challenge against Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD).  Both Thune and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are discouraging Trump allies from challenging President-elect Joe Biden's win in the Electoral College on Jan. 6.

Donald Trump Has Been The Most Illuminating President In Decades.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps Trump intuitively understood the stakes that Andrew Breitbart so keenly laid out years before — that politics is downstream from culture.  Or perhaps he bristled at the various ways corporate media characterized him and his voters as dumb, ignorant, racist rubes.  Regardless of the reason, Trump waded right into the Woke Wars, defending statues as important to the lessons of America's history, threatening the government subsidies that have built the billion-dollar tech companies now tyrannizing the free flow of information, taking on the insidious racism of critical race theory in the government, and decrying the intellectual authoritarianism — and, increasingly actual authoritarianism — of the left.

Media Ignore 'Most Admired Man' Poll After Trump Edges Obama.  On Tuesday morning [12/29/2020], Fox News viewers got to see that, for the first time, President Donald Trump has come in first place in Gallup's annual poll of "most admired man" of the year.  But in contrast with how journalists swooned over former President Barack Obama the last time he came in first place, the other networks have so far ignored the finding.  On Tuesday's Fox & Friends, news reader Jillian Mele informed viewers that Trump had pulled ahead of Obama for the first time, and that, in spite of winning the presidential election, President-elect Joe Biden still comes in behind Obama.  [Video clip]

Trump Invokes Saint Thomas Becket In Defense Of Religious Liberty.  Expect The Opposite From Biden-Harris.  Yesterday was the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, who was killed by followers of King Henry II of England in Canterbury Cathedral for opposing the king and asserting the rights and privileges of the church.  Specifically, Becket was murdered because he refused to go along with the king's efforts to reduce clerical independence and render the church in England subservient to the crown.  He was canonized soon after his death by Pope Alexander III and is still honored today by both Catholics and Anglicans as a great saint and martyr.  In America the feast days of saints and martyrs — even those as notable as Becket — usually pass without much notice.  But this year, the White House issued a proclamation on the occasion, noting that "Becket's death serves as a powerful and timeless reminder to every American that our freedom from religious persecution is not a mere luxury or accident of history, but rather an essential element of our liberty. [...]"

72 Percent of Republicans See Trump as Model for Future of GOP: Poll.  A new poll shows that 72 percent of likely Republican voters think President Donald Trump should be the role model for the GOP going forward, rather than the average Republican member of Congress.  "As the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, should it be more like President Trump or more like the average GOP member of Congress?" respondents were asked on Dec. 21 and 22, according to a Rasmussen poll published on Dec. 28.  With a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, 72 percent of Republican voters said "Trump."  Asked whether Republicans should look for a fresh face to run for president in 2024 or whether they should field a candidate that has already run in the past, 52 percent of likely Republican voters said they would like to see someone new.  A similar question was put to voters six years ago, namely whether they thought the GOP needed a fresh face in 2016.  At the time, 64 percent opted for new blood, with Trump beating out Republican rivals in the primaries two years later, before going on to win the race for the White House.

Trump puts an end to another Obama 'legacy' and it's sweet revenge.  If, in fact, President Donald Trump has little choice but to concede the election to Joe Biden and leave the White House in about three weeks, he'll be able to do it on somewhat of a personal high note:  He's now more admired than his predecessor.  Trump is now the most admired man in America, according to Gallup's annual survey, beating out former President Barack Obama and ending his 12-year reign atop the list.

Trump's gambit.  I have some very liberal friends who are absolutely giddy about Joe Biden's potential presidency. [...] Unfortunately, they have been conditioned by the media for four years to hate Trump with a white-hot passion and now rejoice that he and his annoying tweets will soon be gone with the wind.  The perfect storm of their hatred for Trump and malicious election fraud combined to give Sleepy Joe more votes than even Obama could muster.  That is some impressive cheating.  The church bells are ringing — evil Trump will be replaced, and they don't really care who is sitting behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office on Jan. 21, 2021.  The Democrats would have nominated Barabbas if it helped them facilitate the expulsion of Trump.

President Trump is most admired man in 2020, Gallup poll reveals.  President Trump tops the list of the most admired man for 2020, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday [12/29/2020].  The annual survey asked respondents which man and woman living anywhere in the world they admired most this year — and 18 percent said Trump and 10 percent named former first lady Michelle Obama, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris coming in second with 6 percent.  Trump's first-place finish unseated former President Barack Obama from atop the list — a place he held for the past 12 years.  The president and his predecessor tied last year.

Donald Trump was right again, this time about UV light and Coronavirus.  UV light kills 99% of the coronavirus, just as Donald Trump suggested.  He was mocked for it.  Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses.  Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.  The Jerusalem Post reports.  "We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light," said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University's School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Yoram Gerchman and Dr. Michal Mandelboim.

A Midwestern Explanation of the 2020 Election.  At the start of this year there was not much question President Trump would breeze onto a second term.  The country was on a roll — low gas prices, fat 401k accounts, low unemployment, real minority economic gains and a relatively peaceful planet.  No masks, no shutdown, no worries.  Even Lil' Rocketman had become quiescent and the Arabs started cooperating with Israel.  Then we were infected with it, the Wuhan virus.  We were politically, immunologically, and socially naive to this new Chinese viral monster that lurked on the horizon and was designed to keep on giving.  We shut down the economy and Democrats never shut up blaming management failure of this unique, novel disease on the political party controlling the White House — despite their state governments being responsible for their own brand of deadly mismanagement.  As the economy ground to a halt, the left (including the deprecating mainstream media, academe, virtue-signaling corporate America and the deep state) saw an opportunity to steal the election by putting in place their steal-the-election "Square Dance Initiative."

Trump should call for an emergency session of Congress.  There is much anticipation that the alternate slate of (GOP) electors sent to Congress will cause a stalemate, causing the electors not to be confirmed.  It is understood that any senator, and Mike Pence himself, can raise an objection to the confirmation of the Electoral College votes.  This would prompt a trigger that would abandon the Electoral College process and send the decision for president to the House of Representatives, and subsequently the choice of vice president back to the Senate.  The House would not vote on president, but would defer by default to the number of states represented, with Republicans holding 26 and Democrats holding 21.  Following this scenario, Donald Trump is rightfully reinstated as president.  It would also trigger the left, who would re-engage their shock troops (BLM, Antifa, LGBTQ, etc), media sycophants, and Big Tech allies to flood the market with propaganda and violence.  There is even "word on the street" that if this option is triggered, Pelosi, Schumer, or Mark Zuckerberg will engage the U.N. (read: China) to invade the U.S. and force the installation of Joe Biden.

"We Are Actually Very Close": President Trump Gives Big Update on 2020 Election Fight.  During an interview on Sunday morning [12/20/2020] on WABC Radio's "Uncovering the Truth" with Dr. Maria Ryan and Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump gave an update on the 2020 election fight.  The president talked about his efforts relating to uncovering voter fraud in battleground states, specifically Democratic controlled cities.

Dan Scavino Posts Series of Tweets After Raucous Oval Office Meeting — Trump Is Ready to Take Action.  Dan Scavino is an American political advisor serving as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media.  Dan has been President Trump's social media director since before the 2016 election.  He is a trusted and loyal Trump aide.  There was much talk today in the news today that Attorney Sidney Powell reportedly met with Trump in Oval Office Friday evening where the President discussed naming Powell as special counsel to investigate massive Democrat voter fraud that took place in the 2020 election.  General Flynn also joined Sidney Powell on Friday.  Deploying the US military was reportedly raised in the meeting but was nixed by Trump's advisers.  But it was reportedly a raucous meeting.  And it was reported that General Flynn and Sidney Powell urged President Trump to fight this historic theft!

Sticking with Trump to the Bitter (or Glorious) End.  [Scroll down]  I have not given up on Donald Trump.  I have not given up on the possibility of Trump winning an election that was rightfully and deservedly his to win.  Along with younger and immensely popular conservative bloggers like Steve Turley, "Salty Cracker," The Officer Tatum, Candace Owens, and others, I cannot walk away until Mike Pence casts his decisive signature, one way or another, on January 20.  Many of us may not want to admit it, for reasons we need not go into, but the truth is that Trump won this election by a landslide and that he is the legitimate president of the United States, one who remains a patriot, who has served the people of the United States faithfully and at great personal expense and tribulation, and who, unlike Biden, is not for sale.  He should not be abandoned by a country he has immeasurably benefitted.  An electoral scandal of this magnitude should never have been allowed to happen.  The ship of state is too precious a vessel to founder on the shoals of treachery and corruption.

Mar-a-Lago neighbors say Trump forfeited right to live on estate once presidency ends.  President Donald Trump and the first family should not expect to be welcomed to theneighborhood with open arms when they move from the White House to Mar-a-Lago — dubbed the Winter White House by the soon-to-be former president.  West Palm Beach attorney Reginald Stambaugh sent a letter to Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the Town Council on Tuesday [12/15/2020] laying out the legal reasons and security concerns that he said should bar Trump from living at his private club.  According to Stambaugh, Trump violated an agreement he entered into with the town after lengthy, contentious meetings in 1993 over his commitment to preserve the 18-acre estate if the town allowed him to turn Mar-a-Lago into a club.

President Donald Trump Calls For Protest in DC on Jan 6., Says 'Be There, Will Be Wild'.  In a 1:42 AM tweet on Saturday [12/18/2020], President Donald Trump promoted a "big protest" in DC against the election fraud that appears to have taken place in November.  President Trump included a link to a Washington Examiner story about Peter Navarro's 36-page report alleging election fraud that was "more than sufficient" to swing the victory.  Navarro is the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.  "A great report by Peter.  Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election.  Big protest in D.C. on January 6th.  Be there, will be wild!" President Trump wrote.

What the American Aristocracy Has Wrought.  President Donald Trump has been the rare epitome of a president "of the people, by the people and for the people," but the four years of his presidency have uncovered an unpleasant reality:  there is a gigantic thumb on the scale in federal politics, courtesy of a group who could ill afford the success of a citizen president.  For his entire term, every absurd charge against President Trump was investigated, with daily leaks and blockbuster stories that amplified outright falsehoods.  His surrogates, supporters, and family have been relentlessly (and frivolously) persecuted.  Meanwhile, not a single legally compelling case against the Bidens, the Clintons, or the Obama administration has resulted in mainstream media attention, let alone prosecution.  Investigations have all been half-hearted and perfunctory.  The DOJ always declines to prosecute, regardless the obvious merits.

Leftists Are Upset With the Ongoing Presidential Transition.  Let's Look Back at How They Behaved in 2016.  With so much pearl-clutching by the left and the media over delays and disruptions of the ongoing presidential transition, it helps to put things in perspective by reviewing how things went for President-elect Donald Trump during his transition period, starting from Election Day 2016 to his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.  Before and during Trump's transition period, he and his campaign were under investigation by President Barack Obama's FBI based on the baseless Russia election conspiracy.  Just two weeks before Trump's inauguration, with Obama's blessing, FBI Director Jim Comey met one-on-one with Trump in New York to inform him of the "salacious" details of the so-called Steele Dossier (a collection of fabricated nonsense financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign).  But the purpose of Comey's briefing was not to inform or enlighten Trump, but rather to gather information on him for the ongoing sham investigation known as "Crossfire Hurricane."

The 'tell' missed round the world.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps it hit me a bit more firmly because I had been reading Trump's Executive Order of Sept. 12, 2018.  Crafted more than two years ago — it was incredibly clear to me that Trump and his advisors absolutely anticipated this seditious and massive voter and election fraud.  To me — what we have just witnessed is an insurrection.  I encourage everyone to take some time to read the EO carefully. [...] From my view — this massive insurrection rises well above the bar of high treason.  Director of National Intelligence John Radcliffe has a report due by 12/18 pursuant to Trump's EO.  We may well see that China and other enemy nations conspired with many Democrats and quite a few Republicans as well to overthrow the will of the American people.  This is the end of being beat down.  In the next week or two — I believe we will begin winning far bigger than we've ever won yet.  Very difficult times may lie ahead — yet I feel calm.  America will win — again — and this time, entirely in her own defense.

Executive Order 13848.  Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election

Is Trump winning the fraud argument?  While a Tuesday [12/15/2020] Pew Research Center survey said that it was mostly Republicans who believed that fraud occurred, the new McLaughlin & Associates poll found that all voters, by a 46%-45% margin, believed that there was fraud.  Beyond that, Rasmussen now reports that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that the media hid the Hunter Biden scandal to help his father's presidential campaign.

Michigan's Matt Sealy Explains How President Trump Has Several Paths To Victory.  With the media's non-stop efforts to coronate Basement Joe as our next president, and the efforts of activist judges to discredit brave whistleblowers who've come forward to share their stories of voter fraud and intimidation they witnessed, it's difficult to remain hopeful about President Trump's chances of re-election.  It's hard to imagine good and honest Americans will prevail in their efforts to defeat decades of dirty, organized voter fraud in America.  In one brilliant, heartfelt explanation, Michigan patriot Matt Sealy has given Trump supporters some very good reasons to keep hope alive.  [Video clip]

Trump's End Game.  The good news is it's still entirely possible for Donald Trump to be reelected.  The bad news is that it is likely to come down to the RINOs.  Joe Biden, in his cough-punctuated speech Monday night, declared victory and enumerated all the ways that he defeated Donald Trump — seven million more votes, a "landslide" in Electoral College votes coupled with Trump's zero batting average in every courtroom to hear his case so far.  But there is now also a hugely encouraging fact: on Monday Trump won his most significant battle yet when seven swing states sent pro-Trump electors to Washington.  Now, someone must decide whether to accept the Biden slate of electors for those states, which also were sent on Monday, or the Trump slates.

Having lost their boogeyman, the Dems will lose their evil radicalism.  I voted twice for President Trump.  But he has indisputably been a polarizing figure.  He doesn't seem to mind; he basks in his opponents' hatred.  The Democrats are more than happy to oblige him.  The last Republican they hated with this fervor and fever was Abraham Lincoln.  At least in the case of Lincoln, the Dem hatred was on the basis of policy, not personality.  The Dems hated Lincoln for his policy against slavery.  (An aside:  many millennials think Lincoln was a Dem and the southern slave owners were Republicans.  It's possible they are taught that.)  In the case of Trump, the Dems originally hated him not for his policies but for his existence.  They hated him because he denied the presidency to their anointed one, Hillary Clinton.

President Trump Tweets — "People Are Upset, and They Have a Right To Be... A Coup Is Taking Place In Front of Our Eyes."  President Trump is right — he's actually understating it.  All across this great country, people are talking about the 2020 election being stolen by senile Joe Biden and his gang of corrupt Anti-American goons.

Former Special Forces Officer Warns of Color Revolution Tactics Used Against Trump.  Color revolution tactics that have been used against foreign leaders are now being used by President Donald Trump's opponents to oust him, a former special forces officer has warned.  "A color revolution is a tactic to affect regime change," the officer, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Epoch Times.  "What I see happening is a Marxist insurgency that's using a color revolution to affect regime change."  The 2019 Transition Integrity Project, according to the officer, is an indicator that the events of this year's presidential election were "transparently orchestrated" by "Marxist elements within the Democratic Party and their Marxist allies in foreign governments."  "It may not have fallen out just as they wanted, because anytime you carry out an operation like this, the enemy will get a vote.  But the plan was we will not concede the election.  The goal here was never the presidency," the officer said.  "The goal of the opposition was to fundamentally change the country.  They are attacking the efficacy of the Constitution."

Trump Supporters Right to Doubt Election.  Some accuse Trump supporters of manufacturing allegations of voter fraud out of whole cloth and resisting the presidential election results in response to their supposed cult leader's wishes.  As usual, President Donald Trump is the villain and his supporters are complicit.  But again, the Trump-hating critics are wrong.  Nationwide GOP distrust and outrage over the election is a grassroots phenomenon.  Trump supporters did not take their cue from Trump.  They witnessed the numerous anomalies on election night and beyond and recognized mischief when they saw it.  Am I saying the election was stolen?  Well, I firmly believe that massive cheating occurred, especially in the so-called swing states.  I can't be sure whether there was enough to change the outcome of the election, though I strongly suspect it.  Millions of Americans don't just strongly suspect it; they are sure of it.

Forget fancy language.  Trump's re-election is all about killer instinct.  How do you fight an obvious election fraud?  It's a matter of political will.  Who has the strongest killer instinct?  That's really what it all comes down to.  Never mind the fancy legal arguments; don't bother learning the tortuous logic of constitutional law.  This is a rough-and-tumble battle, a street fight.  The forces arrayed against Trump and his supporters are awesome, possibly insurmountable.  The various mainstream media are telling everyone that the election is over, and that anyone saying otherwise is indulging in baseless conspiracy theories.  Silicon Valley has been aggressively censoring any news item or video that purports to show that fraud actually did occur.  Then you have the Storm Troopers, the Black Lives Matter and Antifa crowd, who threaten to doxx and intimidate anyone willing to stand up to the Narrative.  At least one whistleblower is already in the hospital.  Who wants to be next?

Is it fear?  When it comes right down to it, people are just plain scared to support Donald Trump's efforts to prove voter fraud.  Republican legislators in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin are scared to use their powers to invalidate fraud in their states.  Judges are scared to take up the cases.  And Republican state executives are scared to investigate the fraud allegations.  Case in point:  Georgia.  Just what are these people afraid of?  One can only guess.  It certainly isn't fear of the voters, because every one of these spineless Republican politicians will lose his seat in his next election without a doubt.  It could be fear of Democrat legislators, but political differences have been present since the founding and couldn't be much of a factor.  It could be fear of Big Media, which would hound any Trump-supporters mercilessly.  It could also be fear of violence from Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  And then there are the stories of payoffs from China.  Maybe they are afraid of getting cut off from their Sugar Daddy.

The Path to Victory:  Potential Scenarios and a Timeline of Events.  It is impossible to have watched the election-related hearings in Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia, as well as to have read the signed affidavits in the lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and Sidney Powell in those three states, without concluding that there was massive election fraud last month. [...] As more evidence of election fraud continues to be made public, several scenarios could play out from now through Jan. 20 that would result in President Trump being re-elected to a second term. [...] If anything, over the past four years, we have learned that President Trump is a counter-puncher:  He sustains attacks and then hits back with decisive and overwhelming force.  And that is what I expect will transpire for this critical issue of election fraud, too.

Donald Trump Downplays Talk of 2024 Run: 'Let's Do This One First'.  President Donald Trump promised to keep fighting the 2020 presidential election results in a video posted on Tuesday, downplaying a possible run in 2024.  "You know they're saying 2024, I said, 'I'm not interested in it right now.  Let's do this one first,'" Trump said to cheering supporters.

Who said that everything is over by December 14th?  A few years ago, I got interested in President Rutherford B. Hayes.  His presidency came to my attention because the 19th president is a huge hero in Paraguay.  Why?  He supported Paraguay's territorial claims and saved the country.  He got a province, a school, and several streets named after him way south of the border.  As my friend from Paraguay said, you'll get a free lunch in Asuncion if your last name is Hayes!  President Hayes was also famous for the 1876 election and the compromise that put him in the White House.  Though Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, several electoral votes were disputed.  A purely partisan vote by an Electoral Commission gave the victory to Hayes.  The deal was concluded days before March 4th, the day on which we inaugurated presidents back then.  This is relevant today because too many people want to rush the Biden presidency.  In fact, there is no deadline other than January 20th at noon.

No Politician Is More Popular or Unpopular Than Trump.  America is sleepwalking into the next chapter of its history.  A president who has had one of the most successful first terms of any — surpassed only by Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Richard Nixon — is being replaced in a seriously tainted election by the most unimpressive person ever elected president, and one who has not, in fact, even campaigned for the office.  It remains a mystery as Donald Trump apparently enters his last 10 weeks as president, why 95 percent of the national political media detest him to the point of regularly inventing false and malicious news stories about him, though it presumably has something to do with his contempt for them and their failure to prevent his election.  Despite some plausible efforts to explain it, another mystery is why the very wealthy people of America prefer a traditional liberal Democrat standing on an outright socialist program to a tax-cutting fellow billionaire, and author of an immense non-inflationary economic boom.

Where's the Kraken?  Where's the Storm?  The Electoral College meets on Dec. 14, about a week from now.  The election was a month ago, yet President Trump seems no closer to pulling this out than he was the day after the election.  There have been numerous credible allegations of electoral fraud, from late night ballot dumps to statistical impossibilities in votes and turnout, as well as hundreds of sworn affidavits, but it is looking more and more like a fool's errand.  The Trump team of attorneys are smart and tenacious but will any of this work?  Has the fix been in all along?  Are the Kraken and Storm wishful thinking?

Of Course This Election Was Stolen.  I've lived almost my entire life in cynical New York and Las Vegas.  I've been a professional sports gambler for over thirty years.  I've seen every con, every scam, and every world-class rip-off known to man.  This election was stolen.  There isn't even a question.  I'll use my sports gaming knowledge to explain.  Take this past Monday's NFL Football game between Philadelphia and Seattle.  Philly lost the game by 6 points.  But what if we all woke up the next morning to find out Philadelphia won.  What if the officials reported, "Philly found 20 extra points after the game was over."  Would sports fans and bettors accept that result?  Well that's exactly what happened to President Trump.  How about if Philly just kept playing until they won, no matter how long it took.  What if the refs added an entire game, or two, or three.  Eventually at some point Philly might take a lead.  What if at that moment they awarded Philly the victory.  Would sports fans and bettors accept that result?  Well that's exactly what happened to President Trump.

Trump Pushes Back On Fringe Calls To Sit Out Election:  Everything We've Achieved Is On The Line.  President Donald Trump pushed back on appeals from fringe individuals who have called on Republicans to sit out next month's Senate runoff elections, saying that everything that Republicans have achieved under his administration is on the line, and conservatives must show up to protect what he's built.  "We built the greatest military in the world, and the better it is, the less likely it is that we're gonna have to use it," Trump said.  "But everything we've achieved together is on the line on" January 5th.

Trump crowd in Georgia
Just Look at This Crowd in Georgia.  You Still Think Biden Won the Election?  They are expecting as many as 15,000 people at President Trump's rally in Valdosta, Georgia tonight [12/5/2020].  Many slept overnight in near-freezing temperatures to get a chance to see the president.  Take a look at this massive, post-election crowd and ask yourself a question:  do you really think Biden won the presidency fair and square?

Trump Storms Georgia:  Greatest Revenge GOP Can Give Democrats Is 'Show Up And Vote In Record Numbers'.  President Donald Trump rallied his supporters in Georgia on Saturday night and encouraged them to unite together and deliver payback to the Democrats by turning out and voting in record numbers for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in next month's runoff election.  "The answer," Trump began, "is not to stay at home, that's what Nancy Pelosi and Schumer, that's what they want you to do."

Trump Gives 'Most Important Speech,' Charges Election Rigged.  Delivering what he called "the most important speech" of his presidency, President Donald Trump rebuked the "rigged" election, saying the system was under a "coordinated assault and siege."  "This colossal expansion of mail-in voting opened the flood gates to massive fraud," Trump said in his 46-minute address Wednesday, recorded in the White House Diplomatic Room.  "It's a widely know fact that the voting rolls are packed with people who are not lawfully eligible to vote, including those who are deceased, have moved out of their state, and even are non-citizens of our country.["]  "Beyond this the records are riddled with errors, wrong addresses, and many other issues.  This is not disputed.  It has never been disputed."

Donald Trump berates Bill Barr for saying there is no evidence of fraud which would change election.  Donald Trump excoriated Bill Barr during an Oval Office event Thursday [12/3/2020] claiming he 'hasn't done anything' to find voter fraud — and the president refused to say if he has confidence is his own attorney general.  'Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,' Trump told reporters following the Medal of Freedom Ceremony when asked if he has faith in Barr.  The president's comments came after Barr said in a Tuesday interview that the Justice Department had not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud, contrary to Trump's repeated claims that the election was 'rigged.'

For Better Or Worse, Trump Must Fight This Legal Battle Until the Bloody, Bitter End.  We're getting down to the wire here and most reasonable people at this point have come to terms with the fact that President Trump is probably not going to be in the Oval Office come 2021.  The cards are stacked and it looks like we're going to have to figure out how to accept that two of the worst politicians in America have managed to stumble their way into the Executive branch.  Kamala Harris was such a terrible presidential candidate that her campaign died in an epic nosedive as soon as she had to talk for longer than 30 seconds at a time.  Now she's most likely going to end up our president once the medication that is keeping Biden alive runs out.  It's just... surreal.  For now, Donald Trump is still the president, and he is still prosecuting this election (another surreality) and though calls for him to just give up the ghost already are mounting, it is more imperative than ever that our President fights this election all the way to its bloody, bitter end.  Because without a doubt, this election was stolen.

Trump's 44 uses of clemency powers seen as a bad thing by critics.  Obama granted clemency nearly 2,000 times.  When President Donald Trump announced that he would be issuing a pardon for retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a longtime Trump ally and former national security adviser for the Trump administration, the president's opponents ripped the move as an alleged abuse of the president's clemency powers.

Ronna McDaniel Campaigns In Georgia, Takes Question From Frustrated Trump Voter Who Says Senate Races 'Already Decided'.  Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel fielded a question Saturday from a Georgia voter who insisted the U.S. Senate runoffs in the state are "already decided."  McDaniel was in Marietta, Georgia, campaigning Saturday morning on behalf of Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the January 5 runoff. [...] "How are we going to miss money and work when it's already decided?" a woman asked McDaniel, referring to President Donald Trump's claims that the election was "rigged" in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump Wants Biden to Prove His 80 Million Votes Aren't Fraudulent if He's to 'Enter the White House as President'.  President Trump decided to hit Twitter with a Black Friday surprise, saying that "Biden can only enter the White House as President" if he can prove that he didn't get there fraudulently:  [Tweet]  As is always the case with Trump's best trolling, the triggering effect on the libs is worth the price of admission.  What they're calling delusion, conservative Republicans are calling a spine.  There is no quit in this president.  We're almost four years into this and that fact is still a new thing for Republicans.  We're just barely getting used to it after decades of weak GOP leaders rolling over and playing dead whenever the Democrats and their media mouthpieces told them to.

Mueller Investigator Andrew Weissmann Calls for Biden DOJ to Prosecute Trump.  Andrew Weissmann, an MSNBC contributor and top deputy to former special counsel Robert Mueller, is calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to prosecute President Donald Trump, assuming he will be inaugurated in January.  Weissmann, in an op-ed for the New York Times that the next Department of Justice "should investigate Mr. Trump and, if warranted, prosecute him for potential federal crimes."

Impeach Joe Biden.  Even before Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination, the left was calling for his impeachment.  Then they spent four years looking for excuses to drive him out of office. [...] None of these calls was based on anything credible or actually impeachable.  How could they be, since Trump presumably would have to actually be in office to commit any "high crimes and misdemeanors"?  All of it was designed to serve one purpose:  To cast his presidency as illegitimate, undermine his ability to get anything done, and lay the groundwork for his defeat in 2020.  When Democrats did finally find an excuse to impeach Trump, it was a farce that even they completely ignored after it was over.  Now, these same miscreants are acting as though Trump is threatening to destroy the country by insisting that multiple accusations of election fraud be investigated before states certify the results.  Suddenly, doing anything to undermine the credibility of a Joe Biden presidency is dangerously un-American.

Why Trump is waiting.  Millions of Trump's voters — based on the numbers alone, how, when, and under what circumstances they rolled out on Election Day and the morning after, and the massive numbers of statistical and numerical improbabilities that rise to the level of an impossibility — already are 100% convinced that Trump won decisively and that this was a coup attempt, not an election.  But the rest of the population needs some "concrete" proof (as if the foregoing were not concrete enough).  So Trump is waiting.  Either Ms. Powell and Mr. Giuliani find a court where they can lay out the proof they claim to have, or, failing that, they lay it out publicly.  At that point, that task accomplished, Trump has to go public in a big way.  And the way that makes most sense to me is in successive rallies in the critical states that were stolen, beginning in the state, whichever it is, where the proof is most compelling and then moving on to the other four.

Criminalizing Politics:  Michigan GOP Lawmakers Threatened With Criminal Investigation For Meeting With Trump On Certification.  Last week, some Michigan lawmakers met with Trump to discuss the certification of the election.  They are now facing threats of criminal investigation from the attorney general of Michigan.  This comes after members of Trump's legal team have faced threats for nothing more than representing the President of the United States. [...] Democrats have used a 'by any means necessary' approach to getting rid of Trump for the last four years.  They're not in a position to threaten anyone over political norms.

Law Firm Withdraws From Representing Boockvar in Trump Campaign's Pennsylvania Lawsuit.  Law firm Kirkland & Ellis has requested withdrawal from representing Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar in a lawsuit brought forward by the Trump campaign, with Kramer Levin attorney Barry Berke stepping in as a substitute.  Kirkland & Ellis attorneys made the request in a notice of substitution of counsel filed on Nov. 20, noting that Boockvar would be represented by law firm Kramer Levin, Myers Brier & Kelly, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, until the end of legal proceedings.  This is not the first time Berke is to confront President Donald Trump's legal team, with the National Law Journal reporting that Berke served as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee as it built its impeachment case against Trump.

Time for a New Declaration?  Ten years ago, millions of furious Americans began protesting the federal government's suicide pact forced upon the states in the forms of our untenable national debt and the Democrats' insistence on burdening future generations with even more unfunded liabilities arising from government-run health care and other new entitlements.  "Tea Parties" sprang up across the country to draw attention to the ticking financial time bomb hanging over us all.  Obama mocked them.  The media pretended they were dangerous.  Nobody listened to their pleas.  So they set to work flipping first the House and then the Senate for the Republicans.  When that didn't work, they voted in an "outsider" president who took both parties by surprise.

Another surprise:  Hispanic, Democratic voters backed Trump immigration limits.  President Trump's policies limiting immigration, decried by liberals and the Biden-Harris ticket, won broad bipartisan and Hispanic support in the election and even turned several border towns red for the first time in years.  According to two reviews, majorities of Hispanics and Democrats supported the administration's curbs on immigration to stop the coronavirus, protect jobs, and maintain the current population mix.  And in several heavily immigrant border counties, voters rejected the demonization of Trump's policies and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  In a voter exit survey for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, 78% said immigration was an "important" issue for them and was key to who they voted for.  Support for Trump's border closings to block further COVID-19 exposure won 80% support.

Trumpism won, despite election results.  You just had to see the enthusiastic cheer of tens of thousands of pro-Trump protesters who flocked to Washington, DC, over the weekend to understand it doesn't really matter what the final electoral vote tally is:  Trumpism has won.  For four years, Donald Trump was written off, attacked, spied upon, lied about and impeached, and yet, after all that, just by standing firm for traditional American values, he increased his vote by 10 million.  More than 73 million free-thinking Americans refused to be intimidated, tricked or shamed out of voting for Trump.  They saw through four years of lies about Russia collusion, golden showers in Moscow hotels, corruption in Ukraine, "suckers and losers," and "white supremacists."

Massive Crowd Of Americans Descend On The DC Swamp To Show Their Support For President Trump.  Trump supporters came together in Washington DC and across our nation in an unprecedented grassroots show of support for a President.  Dan Scavino tweeted this incredible video of a massive crowd of Americans singing the Star-Spangled Banner while waving American and Trump flags.  [Video clip]

Top Trump advisor Peter Navarro claims president 'clearly' won the election and claims White House is 'moving forward' with second term plans.  White House economic advisor Peter Navarro said Friday he is operating under the assumption of a 'second Trump term' as he parroted the president's claims of voter fraud.  Navarro made the comments at the White House, where President Trump has not spoken publicly in days, instead blasting out repeated tweets claiming fraud in states that Joe Biden won or where Biden is leading.  'We're moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term,' Navarro told host Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network.

If Anyone Can Win This Monumental Election Challenge, It's Donald Trump.  Most people who have followed politics for a while have not seen anything quite like this nationwide but we know the script.  Democrats in counties with large cities always seem to find ballots left in closets when someone was sweeping to get those clumsy boxes out of the way.  Those ballots are always found jussssssst in the nick of time to pull out the victory for someone who was in a really close election with a Republican.  Almost like Santa delivering presents early, yet it is always just for Democrats. [...] The question we face is not if there is election fraud (we know there is) but if enough of it can be found before certain deadlines in December and January.

This Is How The Left Is Planning To Destroy Trump If He Leaves Office.  The far left isn't only happy about the possibility of former Vice President Joe Biden becoming the next president, they are also salivating about the thought of how they will begin their attempts to destroy President Trump if he leaves the White House.  Trump might be facing a slew of legal attacks if he does not win the election, and you can best believe that progressives will come at him with everything they've got.  According to 9 News, "Mr. Trump is currently facing multiple investigations looking into possible fraud in his financial business dealings as a private citizen — both as an individual and through his company."  As president, Trump has been protected from legal action.  But if he is no longer the president, his enemies will pounce on the opportunity to try to drown him in litigation.

Look Closely:  Trump Still Has A Shot At Winning Reelection.  he Biden/Harris team and their complicit allies in the mainstream news industry are attempting one of the most audacious heists in American political history.  In "calling"Joe Biden the winner Saturday, political prognosticators in the major cable news outlets reveal not only their continued bias but also their strong sense of dread of the ultimate outcome for their basement-dwelling candidate of choice.  The facts are, as of Monday, a full week after election day, Biden is behind President Donald Trump in the undisputed electoral count — Biden's 226 to Trump's 232 (assuming Trump wins North Carolina) — with a full 80 outstanding electoral votes in seven states still in a legal fog and unlikely to be determined much before the Dec. 14 state deadlines to report the count to Congress.  Only the candidate with at least 270 actual electoral votes reported to Congress on that date will be declared the winner.  Nothing more and nothing less.  And it certainly won't be "declared" by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Trump Is Still Fighting, Don't You Give Up.  We knew we would win and that the Democrats would attempt to steal the election by large-scale voter fraud.  President Trump foresaw this danger and began fundraising and hiring a team of litigators months ago, preparing for a legal battle royale.  I spent almost an hour on the phone with the head of the GOP litigation team this fall — the Trump team had already raised a huge war chest, and were positioning themselves legally for victory by pre-emptive strikes in the courts.  Conservatives have little trust in the courts to save us.  We have seen that Supreme Court Justice John Roberts wants to protect the institution of the court more than he wants to protect America.  He believes in appeasing the elite more than he believes in the constitution.  Will the Court stand up for us this time?  Few conservatives want to bet our country on that one shot.  The media has declared Joe Biden president of the United States, as if we choose presidents by acclamation of the mob.  This is psyops and the target is the Supreme Court, which won't like the appearance of overturning the election.

Who Were the "Shy Trump Voters"?  The biggest surprise for the mainstream media and the conventional pollsters was that there were a significant number of "shy Trump voters."  Who were these voters?  One segment was non-white voters, especially Hispanics but also blacks.  Trump received the largest GOP share of the non-white vote in 60 years.  Liberals are spinning furiously to explain this away. [...] The other group of shy Trump voters appear to have been ... suburban college educated women — the group the mainstream media claimed Trump had permanently alienated.  Exit polls from both Public Opinion Strategies and the Edison Poll finds that Trump got half or more of this group.  This shift helps explain why Republicans outperformed especially in House races.  Even the GOP did not pick up on this.

The NeverTrump Never Again.  After the election, we can now see better the contours of who and what these NeverTrump cliques were.  Give the hardcore tiny credit for consistency:  they hated candidate Trump.  They swore that he would never be nominated, never be elected, never finish his term, and never be reelected. [...] They did not just vote against Trump, but voted enthusiastically for Biden and raised many millions for their affiliated firms and friends to work toward his victory. [...] How strange that in their fury against a purported racist, corrupt, and mentally enfeebled Trump, they voted for a race-jabbering, segregationist-praising careerist, of a corrupt family syndicate, and someone who would likely flunk the much-ballyhooed Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test.

'President-Elect' Biden Won't Be For Long.  The mainstream media has attempted to designate Joe Biden as the ironclad "President-elect" who will reside in the White House on January 20th.  Forget it.  One, they have no such authority, and two, it's not going to happen.  I have Republican friends across the country who have mentally and emotionally thrown in the towel, and have said "what's the use."  They have resigned themselves to the Democrat's political coup.  There is no reason to do so.  Considerable evidence of election fraud exists, in all of the contested swing states.  The prospects of Joe Biden dipping under 270 electoral votes, within a couple of weeks, are healthy.  Donald Trump knew months, if not years, in advance that this level of election fraud would be attempted by the Left.  As such, he readied himself and his team to meet the challenge head-on.  He has no intention of losing to the Democrats, and in the days that unfold, this will become more apparent.

Now's the Time to Really Fight for Trump.  [Scroll down]  We love Donald Trump and we love America.  He has done more in four years than anyone else could do in eight.  We must stand by him during this entire election debacle.  And being the fighter he is, Donald Trump is thankfully not conceding.  Think how much easier it would be for him to congratulate Joe and walk away from another month of hell, glide right back up that gilded escalator and resume his life.  But he didn't choose that for one reason:  for us and our future.  He wants to preserve the American way of life for his children and grandchildren, just as we do.  So he has chosen, instead, to take the long and painful route of exposing the corruption and collusion between the DNC machine, the media monopoly, our Democrat-run cities and states, and our foul culture.  In the end, he might not win but he's not going down without a fight.

The Democrats' Chickens Come Home to Roost.  [Scroll down]  But let's say that, after a fair judicial review, it emerges that, in all honesty, the election squeaker went against the president.  So it is.  He faced a once-in-a-century plague of near-Biblical proportions.  The corrupt media would not allow his message to be presented, while they lied, cheated, and corrupted the "news" to advocate for the other side.  He was forced to put up with so much dishonesty, corruption, deceit.  The FBI and CIA of Comey, Brennan, and Clapper used the apparatus of national intelligence and law enforcement to sabotage a freely elected president.  The Mueller Investigation.  The Impeachment.  The "Durham Investigation" that proved bull.  The prosecutions of the Strzoks and McCabes that never happened.  Garbage after garbage after garbage.

Thoughts on Where We Stand Now.  [#1] My guess is that in a perfect world, where only legal voters vote, and everyone votes only once, President Trump won the election.  The problem is that, while there is ample evidence of many instances of voter fraud as well as innocent mistakes, there is no time to investigate them thoroughly and "prove" — as the press keeps demanding — that fraud or error swayed the election in a particular state.  This is an inherent problem that can be solved only by better electoral procedures, which the Democrats will fight to the bitter end.  [#2] Investigative journalism no longer exists, so the press outlets demanding that President Trump prove the prevalence of voter fraud will themselves do absolutely nothing to investigate whether the election was honestly decided.  [#3] Trump is right to play his hand to the end.  Lawsuits are pending in several states, and it may or may not prove possible to overturn the result in any state.  In all likelihood, it won't.  But the Democrats shouldn't be allowed to get away, unchallenged, with what in some cases was blatant fraud and abuse of the election process.

The "Trump Is a Racist" Narrative Dies a Nasty Death as Numbers Reveal Amazing Minority Turnout for Him.  The left has thrown the word "racist" at President Donald Trump and his supporters for so long that the word has lost all meaning, but for being a racist and having racist supporters, perhaps the left can explain why Trump attracted a huge amount of the minority vote.  According to the New York Post, Trump attracted 26 percent of the minority vote this election, driving a stake into the heart of the narrative that Trump is the most Hitlerian political figure since Hitler himself.

Preliminary data shows Trump wins highest share of nonwhite vote for GOP in 60 years.  Polling data from Tuesday night suggests President Trump earned the highest share of the nonwhite vote for any Republican candidate since 1960.  Political strategist Adrian Gray posted preliminary data showing Trump earning 26% of the "non-white" vote, which would register as the highest share since 1960, with many states across the country still tallying votes.

Win or lose, Trump provides road map for attracting GOP and minority voters.  President Trump may not earn four more years in the White House, but he gave the Republican Party perhaps something far more valuable: lessons on how to win elections for decades to come.  As results from Florida began trickling in Tuesday night, a dramatic shift was taking place within the Republican coalition.  Polls predicted a narrow race there, with some giving Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a lead by as much as 5 points.  But after Miami-Dade County's results finalized — the first votes in the state to be counted — it became clear that Trump's numbers with minorities were some of the best in GOP history.

Trump Massively Exceeded Expectations With Minority Voters.  Here's How He Did It.  No matter how the election ultimately shakes out, Democrats have reason to be worried about the dramatic erosion of support among minority voters.  Defying most expectations, early data shows that President Trump not only suffered no great backlash from non-whites, but actually earned more of their votes this time around.  Indeed, it seems he won more minority votes than any Republican in 60 years.  According to exit polls, while Trump's white male support dipped by five percent, it rose among women and minorities of both sexes.  17% of black men broke for Trump, as opposed to 13% in 2016.  His support among black women doubled from 4% to 8%.  Latino men and women both rose by 3%.  This dynamic is the opposite of what you'd expect from one of the most racist presidents in history, as Biden and the rest of the Democrat Party have dubbed him.

Yes, there is a hidden Trump vote.  A man who came to President Trump's giant rally at a local airport Saturday night said he knew someone who planned to vote for Trump but felt too intimidated to say so publicly.  I asked who it was.  It was his mother, he answered, but she would kill him if she found out that he told anyone.  "There are a lot of people who are too afraid to put up a sign [for Trump]," he said, explaining that his neighborhood, more than an hour away, was mixed between Trump and Biden voters, and black and white voters.  During the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, he said, "I pulled the Trump magnet off my Jeep.  Everybody took their signs down.  People don't want to be a target."

'Red Sky at Night': Massive Crowd for Trump in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Tens of thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered under a red evening sky in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for the penultimate rally of the 2020 presidential campaign.  With temperatures at 47° Fahrenheit, and the wind blowing steadily from the west, the weather was cold, with the wind chill at 41°.  But that did not deter the faithful from attending a rally in a town that was devastated by Black Lives Matter riots in August — as Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden criticized police.

Win Or Lose, Trump Isn't Going Away.  Yesterday [11/1/2020], President Trump held five rallies in five different states, barnstorming through Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  On Saturday, he did four rallies in Pennsylvania alone, including one that drew 57,000 people to the small town of Butler about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.  All Trump rallies are celebratory affairs, but these seemed even more so.  Trump himself was in a jaunty mood, doing a little dance to "Y.M.C.A." on a freezing stage in Michigan, laughing along with the crowd at Biden memes, and generally hamming it up for his supporters, who came out in droves. [...] What these rallies really show is that win or lose, Trump isn't going away after this election.  He's the most popular Republican in the country by far — and will remain so, no matter what happens on Tuesday.

October Surprise:  This Race Is Over.  [Scroll down]  In fact, there's no better source of actionable data than a Trump rally, because everyone who wants to attend has to provide contact information to get a free ticket.  The campaign then uses this data to turn every event into a force-multiplier.  First, each rally reaches millions of voters live at the venue, on cable TV, and on YouTube.  Then millions more engage on Facebook and Twitter.  After the rally, a campaign team targets those who attended with digital ads that recipients can retarget to their contacts as look-alike campaigns on social media.  The party also mines the same data for useful insights and information it can convert into turnout.  Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel noted that 45 percent of the attendees at an October New Hampshire rally were not registered Republicans and 20 percent did not vote in 2016.  Who would wait in line for hours to see a Trump rally in October and then not vote for Trump in November?

President Donald J. Trump : My Message to Black America.  In 2016, I had a straightforward question for Black Americans:  "What do you have to lose?  Black Americans don't have to ask what they have to lose in 2020.  Instead, the question should now be, "how much more do we have to gain?"  As your President, I've done more for the Black community than Democrats like Joe Biden have done in 47 years, and we are going to do so much more. [...] I've committed to adding 3 million new jobs for the Black community, creating 500,000 new Black-owned businesses and increasing access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 Billion to create an era of new prosperity and to finally close the wealth gap.  We are increasing access to capital and economic empowerment for the Black community as a way to build Black generational wealth.  I knew that I could do more for Black America than the Democrat Party has ever done because I am about action.  In fact, it's the Democrats who exploit the sympathies and trust of Black Americans with false promises and empty rhetoric.

The black community's best chance may be four more years of Trump.  I was recently chatting with a black friend who leans left politically when she said she would like to see President Trump win.  I was surprised:  She's spoken out against the president on social media because of some of his past comments, especially when he told the Proud Boys "to stand back and stand by" during the first presidential debate.  But my friend, like many young people in the black community, knows about Joe Biden's history, which should repel far more black voters than Trump's racially insensitive comments.  I'm hardly the only black voter who feels this way.  Biden's policies have devastated the black community.  The infamous 1994 crime bill, for example, which Biden authored, cost taxpayers $30 billion yet only reduced violent crime by 1.3 percent — and in the process, sent a shamefully high number of black youths to jail for marijuana crimes that some states have decriminalized.

Minority Youth Talk Supporting Trump In 2020.  On Thursday [10/29/2020], Campus Reform released part one of a four-part video series in which reporter Jezzamine Wolk speaks with minority youth about why they have chosen to vote for President Trump in the 2020 election.  Jahmarri Green, a student at Friends University, told Wolk that in 2016, he was a "Bernie bro to the fullest."  Green noted that because he was surrounded by Democrats growing up, that was "the only way of thinking" available to him.  When asked why he has decided to support Trump this election, Green said that while Trump is "blunt" — specifically mentioning his Twitter account — the president has accomplished much.  Green cited the prison reform bill, funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and low black unemployment prior to the pandemic as some of Trump's achievements.

ABC Shocked By Trump's Post-COVID Energy to Campaign, 'We Love You' Chants.  With just two days to go until Election Day, ABC chief White House correspondent Jon Karl literally marveled at President Trump's energy to hold 14 rallies in just three days, especially since the President had recently fought off coronavirus.  In his election update during Sunday's This Week, Karl also seemed shocked by the chants of "we love you" from Trump supporters that broke out at most of his Pennsylvania rallies.  With chief anchor and Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos giving the floor to Karl, the latter announced that "the President is in an all-out sprint to Election Day."  "Look where he is just today, rallies in Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  Tomorrow, another five rallies in four different states.  The last one in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  That's where he had his last rally in 2016," he reported.

Thousands Stand in Line for Trump in Windy, Snowy, Frigid Michigan.  Thousands of people stood in line for hours on Sunday morning to attend a rally for President Donald Trump in Washington Township in Macomb County, Michigan — despite frigid temperatures, gusts of wind, and snow flurries.

Take A Look At The Breathtaking Scenery And Crowd Size At Trump's Rally In Butler, PA.  President Trump held his 3rd rally of the day in Butler, PA and it was a thing of beauty.  On a 40 degree night in Western Pennsylvania, the scenery and the crowd size is one of for the history books.  Thousands of people witnessing our President giving one final pitch to the American people just as the day turned to night.

Donald Trump's letter removed from millions of Farmers to Families food boxes by local lib officials.  President Donald Trump's letter to millions of Colorado families receiving food boxes was removed by one of the groups distributing the packages.  The Denver Community Food Access Coalition excused its actions with a dubious complaint about the potential misinformation by the president.  Trump's letters included in the Farmers to Families Food Boxes, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and in operation through most of the coronavirus pandemic, were reportedly removed by the group before the food was distributed.

FBI Investigating 'Trump Train' That Surrounded Biden Bus In Texas, Report Says.  The FBI is reportedly investigating a "Trump Train" incident in which dozens of supporters of President Trump driving pickup trucks in Texas surrounded a Biden campaign bus on an interstate.  "The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Friday [10/30/2020] incident in which a group of Trump supporters, driving trucks and waving Trump flags, surrounded and followed a Biden campaign bus as it drove up I-35 in Hays County, a law enforcement official confirmed to The Texas Tribune Saturday," the paper reported.  The incident, caught on video and posted across social media, prompted the Biden campaign to say they were canceling an event in the state.  The Washington Post reported that Biden campaign staffers called 911 to to get a police escorted to their next location.

The Editor says...
Since when does the FBI investigate fender-benders?

Democrats cancel Central Texas events after Trump supporters surround, follow Biden bus on I-35.  Supporters of President Donald Trump allegedly harassed a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris bus as it traveled through Central Texas on Friday [10/30/2020], according to local Democratic activists.  Videos and photos posted on social media show a long line of vehicles flying Trump flags trailing the Biden-Harris bus as it traveled from San Antonio to Austin on I-35.  In some images, the bus appears to be boxed in by the vehicles.  President Donald Trump also tweeted what appeared to be video of the caravan surrounding the the bus saying, "I LOVE TEXAS!"

After Texas car stunt, Biden crybabies call in the FBI.  After a humorous car stunt on a Texas highway outside Austin, where Trump-flag flying cars surrounded a big Biden/Harris campaign bus like a swarm of butterflies, the Biden team has cancelled now three events in Texas and called in the FBI. [...] The Biden camp also made a big deal about cancelling now three events, based on all those dangerous Trump supporters who must be policed in (though of course, they don't like the police).  Some news accounts have reported that that wasn't the reason they cancelled the events, the low public interest was, with the majority of attendees being Trump supporters who came to heckle.  But now they're busy branding the Trump supporters killers — and calling in the FBI.  As I argued here yesterday, one of them probably figured that the publicity of painting Trump supporters as wicked, evil campaign suppressors was worth more to them than holding the actual low-attendence rallies.  Cost-benefit, which every campaign operative must know.

The Editor says...
The Biden voters are the ones rioting in the streets in Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.  The Democrats don't renounce that behavior, but when the Biden bus gets stuck in traffic (albeit an intentional traffic jam), they call in the police:  The very police that they want to defund.

Local Police Say Biden Staffer May Have Been 'At Fault' in 'Trump Train' Highway Incident.  Local police in Texas said over the weekend that the vehicle of a Joe Biden staffer may be "at fault" in a minor collision that occurred during an incident where Trump supporters in trucks surrounded and followed a Biden campaign bus.  The incident occurred on I-35 in Hays County and involved a Biden staffer's white SUV making contact with a Trump supporter's black truck.  The San Marcos Police Department, which is handling any potential police reports on the crash, said it has researched the collision and watched footage of the incident online.  "The at-fault vehicle may be the white SUV and the victim appears to be the black truck," the police department said in a statement.

Police: Biden Staffer 'At Fault' For Fender Bender With Texas Trump Caravan.  San Marcos Police determined that a Friday afternoon road altercation involving a group of Trump supporters and the Joe Biden presidential campaign appears to be a Biden staffer's fault.  The incident occurred after vehicles displaying "Trump 2020" and other Trump-Pence paraphernalia surrounded the Biden-Harris campaign bus between San Antonio and Austin, Texas on Friday.  While corporate media and Democrats attempted to construe the event as an "ambush," claiming that the Trump supporters wanted to attack the Biden caravan, local police concluded differently.

After Excusing Rioting for Months, What the Media Are Freaking Out Over Now Is Hilarious.  Since early summer, the country has been rocked with almost non-stop rioting via probable Biden voters that has spread to well over a dozen different cities.  As recently as last week, we once again saw widespread looting and violence, this time in Philadelphia because the police shot a man who tried to attack them with a knife.  Given the circumstances of this latest instance, you'd hope that even those who have previously excused rioting and looting would have said enough is enough.  But that's not what happened, and we instead got another round of MSNBC and CNN ignoring and/or downplaying what was happening.  That's what makes this next clip so hilarious.  [Video clip]

The greatest stunt of the 2020 election has now produced the most inspiring ad of the campaign.  Remember when a "Trump" sign, stylistically resembling the famous hillside "Hollywood" sign, suddenly appeared one morning along a busy Los Angeles freeway?  Caltrans quickly forced its removal from the private land on which it sat, as a purported "distraction," but the mere fact of its mysterious materialization was so remarkable and iconic that it immediately joined the pantheon of the greatest campaign stunts in American history.  It has also inspired at least one imitator.  Now, Kira Davis, one of the rare put and proud Hollywood conservatives, has tweeted a stunning two minute Trump commercial featuring the inside story of operation that erected the sign and making the point that President Trump inspires us to never accept "impossible" as a limit on what we attempt.  Even winning California back.  [Video clip]

Trump greets throngs of fans outside Minnesota rally after state allows just 250 seats.  President Trump greeted hundreds of supporters gathered outside a Minnesota rally venue Friday night [10/30/2020] after Democratic state officials limited attendance to just 250 socially distanced seats.  A crowd many times larger than the number of people allowed a seat near Trump gathered outside the gates in Rochester, southeastern Minnesota, images tweeted by journalists indicate.  Trump took a motorcade to the overflow crowd rather than the state-sanctioned stage after disembarking Air Force One.  "There are thousands of people all because the governor wants to play games," Trump said as he approached within feet of the large group of supporters gathered behind a barricade.

There is a preference cascade for Trump among black voters.  Before Trump took office, conventional wisdom was that American blacks would never vote Republican. [...] This year, though, after Trump spent four years making a positive difference for black America, blacks are breaking ranks and openly supporting President Trump.  Thomas Sowell wrote in 2016, shortly before Trump was elected, "Black votes matter.  If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined."  He added, though, "This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans."  Thankfully, Trump jettisoned the traditional Republican approach to blacks, which was to ignore them.  He supercharged the economy, which helped blacks.  He choked off illegal immigration, which helped blacks.  He reversed the disastrous 1994 Crime Bill that sent generations of black sons, brothers, and fathers to prison.  He partnered with Sen. Tim Scott to create opportunity zones in black communities.  He also worked with faith leaders, academics, musicians, and Kardashians, always with an eye, not to aggrandizing himself, but truly to improving the quality of black life in America.

Even so, that's ten times the size of a Biden crowd.
Desperate Dems limit attendance at Trump rally in Minnesota today to 250.  Minnesota's 10 Electoral votes are up for grabs, remarkable in a state that has not supported a GOP presidential candidate for almost half a century.  So desperate are the state's governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison (a former Black Muslim spokesman) — both Democrats — that they have imposed an attendance cap of 250 people (how is this constitutional?) on today's planned Trump rally at Rochester International Airport. [...] Officially, the campaign will admit only the first 250 people who show up, but does anyone expect that thousands of other people who arrive will simply turn around and drive home?

Polling Narratives Collapse, Democrat COVID Strategy Backfires, MAGA Resolve Stronger Than Ever.  Perhaps no headline best showcases the current state of the media narrative than Politico:  "Democrats Sound The Alarm in Miami." ... Except, it's not just Miami, Florida; it is also Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and states like Michigan, Wisconsin and even Minnesota.  Yes, the middle-class insurgency is fully engaged, and with us all activated the media polling narratives are collapsing by the hour.  President Trump is surging at precisely the right moment.  Momentum is building and you can see all across social media platforms the MAGA movement is pushing back against censorship.

President Trump's Arizona Rally: 20% of Attendees Weren't Republicans — 36% Didn't Vote in 2016.  While Joe Biden's rallies draw attendees by the dozens, President Donald Trump continues attracting people by the thousands.  We know who is attending Biden's rallies:  Democrats who would've voted Democrat no matter what.  Biden isn't pulling support from anywhere else. [...] Trump is expected to win a larger share of the Republican vote than he did in 2016.  Seven percent of Republicans defected and voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but only 5% plan on voting for Biden this year.  Of note, 8% of Republicans voted for Obama in 2008.  Meanwhile, President Trump is even pulling some support from Democrats.  Party Chair Ronna McDaniel posted statistics from Trump's rally in Goodyear, Arizona yesterday, and it turns out that 19.5% of attendees weren't even Republicans.

Trump's Most Exciting Campaign Pitch:  A Return to Normal Life.  "A normal life — that's all we want, a normal life."  That was President Trump's message one Monday evening in Sanford, and the following Friday in Ocala, Florida.  He repeated the idea in Carson City, Nevada:  "Normal life, that's all we want.  We want normal life."  Normalcy may seem an unlikely theme for a re-election campaign, but it's one that strikes a chord in 2020, which has clearly not been a normal year.

'Anonymous tree climber' in Texas places Trump flags out of reach of thieves, gets love from POTUS.  President Donald Trump gave a shoutout of thanks to an "anonymous tree climber" in Texas who has deliberately been placing Trump 2020 flags out of the reach of vandals and thieves.  Trump tweeted on Tuesday [10/27/2020] about the mysterious person who is being called the "Flag Fairy" of Angelina County, sharing a photo of a campaign flag flying high atop a tree in Lufkin.  The daring feat, and others like it, have reportedly come as a challenge and response to Trump campaign materials being repeatedly stolen or vandalized by the left.  Flags have reportedly been popping up all over the town and many of the residents are happy about both the support for the president and the fact that he noticed.

Actor/Free Speech Campaigner Laurence Fox — 'I'm Unashamedly Pro-Trump'.  Actor turned politician Laurence Fox has spoken of his fervent desire that Donald Trump should win the presidential election — and of his fear that it might be sabotaged by Big Tech. [...] Fox knows whereof he speaks.  Earlier this year, after speaking up for free speech and against political correctness and identity politics on the BBC political show Question Time, Fox was hounded by left-wing activists to the point where his once hugely successful acting career was effectively cancelled.  This is one of the reasons why he is launching the Reclaim party — supported by £5 million from mostly conservative donors — which will defend free speech and British traditions.

There's a Reason Why Trump Keeps Telling Voters He's Immune to COVID-19.  Early in the final debate, President Trump made a comment, almost an aside, about his personal battle with COVID-19 that the media have largely ignored but that could have considerable impact on the election results.  "I got better very fast," Trump said, "and now they say I'm immune.  Whether it's four months or a lifetime, nobody's been able to say that, but I'm immune."  The next night at a rally at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, Trump reiterated his claim that his medical team has declared him immune to COVID.  From that day on, Trump has repeated this message to rally audiences in North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Nebraska and to the millions of voters watching the rallies nationally.  "But the fact is, I had it.  It worked out well.  Now I'm immune," Trump declared to an Ohio audience.  At rally after rally, amid seemingly innocuous personal anecdotes about his recovery from the disease, Trump weaves an unspoken message that subtly undermines his opponent even without directly mentioning him:  President Trump is immune to COVID-19, and Joe Biden is not.

Expensify CEO Tells 10 Million Customers To Vote For Biden Or Face Possible 'Civil War.' Clients Pummel Him.  Expensify CEO David Barrett sent an email to his company's 10 million customers on Thursday [10/22/2020] urging them to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or face "civil war" under President Trump.  Barrett's email riled critics who accused the software company CEO of abusing his mailing list to gin up support for the Democratic nominee.  Barrett alienated many of his company's customer base by asserting that any vote not cast for Biden is "a vote against democracy."  "We are facing an unprecedented attack on the foundations of democracy itself.  If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy," Barrett wrote (full email below).  "That's right, I'm saying a vote for Trump, a vote for a third-party candidate, or simply not voting at all — they're all the same."  Barrett went on to claim that a Trump reelection would bring "civil war" to the United States.

The Editor says...
I guess I'm a deplorable flyover bumpkin, because I've never heard of Expensify.  And yet I'm still indifferent.

The Trump Support You Don't See.  [Scroll down]  But there are also pro-Trump events that aren't covered in the media.  A case in point was a recent road rally, with thousands of Trump supporters jumping in their cars and pickup trucks to drive through parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.  Organizers estimated the rally included about 2,000 vehicles, each with two, three, or more people inside.  Gatherings like it have been going on for months in some of the places President Trump needs to win most if he is to be reelected.  And here is a striking part — the rallies are not the work of the Trump campaign.  The tri-state road rally was organized and staged by local Trump supporters, linked together largely by Facebook, who want to show that enthusiasm for the president in western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas is not just strong, but stronger than it was when Trump eked out a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016.

If We're Doing a Mask Mandate, Do It Right!  The alleged "party of science" is condemning the president for failing to "control" the novel coronavirus, which is the most unsciency thing ever because it's impossible to control a virus without the widespread use of immunizations over a long period of time and even that isn't a guarantee.  Only a few deadly viruses in history, perhaps unbeknownst to the Democratic Party's credentialed class, have been completely eradicated.  The annual flu vaccine can combat just a handful of influenza strains.  The Centers for Disease Control admits that "Flu viruses are constantly changing so it's not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year."  Despite Herculean efforts to "control" influenza, a vaccine is only about 40 to 60 percent effective.  Millions of Americans still contract the illness and tens of thousands, including children, die each year.  This year's vaccine targets a form of the Hong Kong flu first identified in 1968, the year I was born.  But somehow, Donald Trump was supposed to contain, control, or completely stop a novel (that means new) coronavirus within a matter of months.

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It certainly sounds like the Democrats have very high expectations of Mr. Trump!

Boston Herald Endorses Trump:  Biden's Platform Is a 'Risky Love Letter to Social Justice Warriors'.  The Boston Herald formally endorsed President Trump for reelection one week from Election Day, describing Joe Biden's (D) platform as "a risky love letter to social justice warriors and those who believe capitalism is the root of all evil."  In a Tuesday endorsement penned by the editorial staff, the Herald recognized that the left's devotion has been, solely, to remove Trump from office — an objective it has held since 2016.  While Biden "allegedly offers a return to 'normalcy,'" the Herald asked, "But, what's normal in 2020?"

Donald Trump is Poised to Become Among the Most Transformative Presidents in American History.  The nation stands on the cusp of the third and perhaps most notable political realignment in the past 160 years, as those on both sides of the political spectrum recognize that the 2020 election has evolved into a watershed moment in American history.  Since 2016, the Ruling Class has recognized the existential threat Donald Trump poses to them.  The power structure of the Ruling Class and the objectives of the left have been upended by him and his ongoing transformation of the Republican Party, threatening their status and sinecures.  The Democrat party's leftist political allies have acknowledged that he is a dire threat to their grand scheme of radically transforming the United States[.]  This cabal knows 2020 is their last chance to take advantage of what remains of the old Democrat coalition in order to seize the reins of power in near perpetuity.

Five MSM Outlets Act in Unison to Suppress Information and Assist Biden Campaign.  At 12:10 pm EST Monday the Gateway Pundit sent out a breaking news email to subscribers indicating that Rasmussen had released a poll showing that President Trump is slightly ahead of Joe Biden in the Presidential race.  The group's latest poll has the President leading Biden 48-47%.  Last Wednesday Biden held a 49-46% lead in the same poll.  Rasmussen also reported in its daily presidential tracking poll, the longest running poll of its kind, that the President has a 52% approval rating among likely voters compared to a disapproval rating of 46%.  This compares to a low of a 42% approval rating for the President during the past 30 days in the same poll.  Trumps 52% approval compares to Barack Obama's 48% approval rating on the same date in 2012.

New York Post, Washington Examiner Endorse Trump For Reelection.  The New York Post and the Washington Examiner endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection in separate Monday [10/26/2020] op-eds.  The Post praised Trump's purported economic success before the coronavirus reached U.S. shores in late January and advocated against "cancel culture and censorship" in a front-page cover story.  "We can return to the explosive job creation, rising wages and general prosperity we had before the pandemic," the Post piece said.  "We can have economic freedom and opportunity, and resist cancel culture and censorship.  We can put annus horribilis, 2020, behind us and make America great again, again.  We can do all this — if we make the right choice on Nov. 3."

Twenty-two Reasons Why American Jews Should Vote for President Trump.  Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's son has called Trump "a rock star" in Israel and the "best friend that Israel and the Jewish people have ever had in the White House." Curiously, at the same time, many American Jews have an unfavorable view of Trump's policies and have been critical of his dealings with the Jewish State.  In reality, President Trump has taken several steps that are beneficial to Jews and the Jewish State in his first term.  A look at some of them should give American Jews sufficient reasons to reassess their opinion of the president and even motivate them to vote for his reelection in November. [...]

Prediction Markets and the Elections.  [Scroll down]  In a prediction market, purchasable shares have binary outcomes of paying either $1 if an event occurs, or zero if it does not.  Share prices reflect in cents adding up to $1 the designated probabilities of opposed outcomes.  For example, Polymarket shares for the question "Will Trump win the 2020 U.S. presidential election?" recently traded at "Yes" $.36 and "No" $.64, reflecting an estimation that President Donald Trump has a 36 percent chance of reelection, while Augur gives Trump a 55% chance.

Donald Trump Recognizes Pennsylvania Dutch: 'They Work Hard' and Cannot Support 'Sleepy Joe'.  President Donald Trump rallied with members of the Pennsylvania Dutch community in Lititz, Pennsylvania, thanking them for their support.  "You know, we have Pennsylvania Dutch," Trump said as the crowd cheered.  The Pennsylvania Dutch communities are typically made up of Amish, Mennonite, Lutheran, German Reformed, Moravian, and other groups.  "I heard that the other day," Trump said.  "They said, 'We can't have a man who sleeps,' They work hard. 'We can't have a guy that sleeps all day in the basement.  We can't.  We like Trump.'"  Trump turned and acknowledged a group of the Pennsylvania Dutch who attended his rally wearing traditional clothing and hats.

Bartiromo Releases Exclusive Segment With President Trump.  During an interview segment with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson discussing the Chinese pay-offs to the Biden family, Ms. Bartiromo plays an audio soundbite from President Trump outlining the motive for DC to blame Russia not China.  As noted by President Trump the DC system cannot use China as the foil for their political attack narratives because Beijing has used financial schemes as an intelligence operation to compromise most of the more influential politicians.  The Chinese payments to Joe Biden and family are only one example; there are likely dozens of high-powered DC politicians who have taken bribes from the Chinese Communist Party; thus DC has willfully created a corrupt system of mutually assured destruction, ergo they must ignore.  [Video clip]

President Trump's Promise.  When Americans go to the polls November 3, The New York Sun urges a vote to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Pence.  We do so in the belief that the principles for which the President, the Vice President, and the Republican Party stand offer far more promising prospects for the kind of economic growth — and full employment — that can best return our politics to a state of amity.  We have no illusions about how bitter — and personal — things have become.  To those who say that Mr. Trump is unfit, we say, compared to whom?  Not, in our view, Mr. Biden and his camarilla.  In any event, we prefer the advice offered in Cato I, the first of the two letters from the anonymous American revolutionary pamphleteer who enjoins:  "Attach yourselves to measures, not to men."

Music Publicist Says She Was Fired By Email For Attending Trump Rally.  When Danielle Reiss attended President Trump's campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada, on Sep. 13, she had no idea it would cost her job.  Reiss is a music publicist partnered with Pop Off, a Boston-based advertising agency that connects publicists like Reiss with artists. [...] But on Sept. 13, Reiss went to a campaign rally for President Trump.  Afterward she posted on social media a photo of herself with a "Make America Great Again" sign and the caption:  "I saw our president speak in Anaheim, California in 2016.  Yesterday, I watched him speak in Las Vegas, Nevada.  God Bless America."  Four days after the rally, Reiss says she received an email from Pop Off announcing the agency's plans to terminate their business relationship as soon as their contract ended.

MAGA Hats Allowed in California Polling Places.  Hats and clothing bearing the slogan "Make America Great Again," or MAGA, will be allowed in polling places in California because they do not advocate specifically for any particular presidential candidate.  The Los Angeles Times pointed out the contradiction Thursday:  supporters of Joe Biden cannot wear their campaign swag, most of which includes the candidate's name, but Trump supporters can wear anything that says "MAGA."

Trump's Best Presidential Debate Ever.  [Scroll down]  But Trump was great.  I loved that he asked Biden:  "Who built the cages, Joe?" And when Biden would not respond, I love that Trump asked it again:  "Who built the cages, Joe?" And a third time.  And when Biden just would not respond, I loved that Trump asked the moderator to ask Biden who built the cages.  Of course she was not going to put Biden on the spot.  Like all the "moderators," she is a leftist Democrat.  But Trump got the point in.  As he did, again and again, reminding viewers that Biden had 47 years in Washington to perform the initiatives he now says he will undertake.

Trump managed to drive debate despite Welker's interruptions.  Thursday night [10/22/2020] in Nashville, the Commission on Presidential Debates did what the news media have been trying to do for four years — silence President Donald Trump.  That lasted for only two minutes at a clip.  After that, moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News spent all night interrupting the president.  But despite that, a debate did happen and it didn't go anywhere near as she planned.  Trump forced discussion of the economy, scandal allegations against Biden and Biden's 1994 crime bill that harmed tens of thousands of African-American young men.  And Trump did it with a kinder, gentler tone.  In fact, it was Biden who came across as angrier — probably not the last look he wanted to give voters who seldom see him.

Trump Hits Biden's Agenda:  Why Didn't You Do It 4 Years Ago?  I Ran Because Of You.  President Trump distinguished himself as an outsider to politics relative to Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Thursday night, asserting that he ran for president in 2016 "because of" the former vice president.  Trump met Biden, who served as vice president under the Obama administration, on a stage in Nashville for the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.  In a discussion over criminal justice reform, Trump knocked Biden putting forward plans ostensibly to help the black community that the Obama administration never implemented in eight years.  "But why didn't he do it four years ago?  Why didn't you do that four years ago, even less than that?  Why didn't you do it?" Trump asked Biden.  "You were vice president.  You keep talking about all these things you're gonna do, and you're gonna do this, but you were there just a short time ago and you guys did nothing."

3 Ways Donald Trump's Debate Performance Will Affect The Race.  [Scroll down]  "That may be the biggest statement," Trump said, savoring the moment as the first part of the exchange came to a close.  "In terms of business, that's the biggest statement, because basically what he's saying is he is going to destroy the oil industry.  Will you remember that, Texas?  Will you remember that, Pennsylvania?  Will you remember that, Oklahoma?"  And he was right.  Pennsylvania is a very important state to a Trump Electoral College win, and despite signs it has been trending more red, it is still very much a toss-up that could help sink a second term.  Why, when so much of the country seems to be trending blue, is Pennsylvania going the other direction?  In a word, energy.

A calm, masterful Donald Trump made mincemeat of Joe Biden.  The moment Donald Trump and Joe Biden appeared on the stage, Trump was in control.  He looked robust, while Biden appeared frail and slow.  Trump's dominance extended beyond looks.  He ably defended his record against attacks from both Biden and the moderator, Kristen Welker.  He also politely, but insistently, pressed Biden on his decades of failure, the damage he caused to the black community, and his corrupt dealings with his son, Hunter.  It was a rout. [...] As expected, Welker was a biased moderator.  To her credit, she asked Biden about China and Ukraine, although she left the topic as quickly as possible.  Otherwise, as with Chris Wallace and, during the town hall, Savannah Guthrie, every question that Welker posed to Trump came from a Democrat, not a neutral, position.  Even more irritating than the premise of her questions, though, was Welker's determination to cut Trump's rebuttals off immediately while letting Biden answer at length.

Twelve Days That Will Shake the World.  President Trump needed a strong debate performance to have any hope of slowing Joe Biden's momentum in the closing days of the 2020 campaign.  And a strong debate performance is what he delivered. [...] And Trump was on message.  He contrasted his record, policies, and outsider persona with Biden's.  He argued for coping with the pandemic while reopening the economy and resuming in-person schooling.  Perhaps most important, he defined Biden as a typical politician who is all talk and no action.  And he seized on Biden's unforced error toward the end of the debate, when the former vice president admitted that he wants to "transition" from an economy fueled by oil and gas.

Trump's Path to an Electoral College Win is Much Easier Than Biden's.  As we enter the last two weeks of Election 2020, we should start to consider the Electoral College Result for the 2020 Election.  During the last several weeks, I have stated that Trump is likely going to win a lot of the Swing States that Democrats want to pretend, are in play.  From my analysis, this isn't an uphill battle for Trump to reelection, it is an uphill battle for Democrats and Joe Biden.

Dem Mayor In Pennsylvania Blasts Biden, Predicts a President Trump Landslide.  During an interview with the War Room, Democratic mayor of Carbondale, Pennsylvania Justin Taylor unloaded on former Vice President Joe Biden as he predicted that President Donald Trump will win in a landslide in November.  The mayor explained that there will be a "huge victory and huge numbers" for President Trump as he explained how the Democratic party has strayed too far left.

Biased late-night shows told 97 percent of their gags about Trump in September and almost NONE about Democrat candidate.  A survey of late-night shows has found that in September two of the main U.S. hosts cracked jokes almost exclusively at the expense of Donald Trump.  Ninety seven per cent of the jokes Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon told about the candidates in September targeted Trump, a study released on Monday [10/19/2020] found.  The researchers found 455 jokes about Trump and 14 about Democrat Joe Biden, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University.

Which candidate is working harder to win the White House?  It's not even close.  A most striking difference in the current presidential campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is the stark contrast in the efforts put forth by these two men in their 70s.  In 1960, Richard Nixon vowed to visit every state.  Big mistake.  He lost.  Truth is, most states do not matter when it comes to winning the White House through the Electoral College.  Remember that fact when you see the media's repetitious reports on one candidate's lead in national polling.  Ever since 1960, except for occasional travel head-fakes, candidates have focused their precious time and resources on the most important states, according to their individual strategies.  You won't, for instance, see Biden waste one minute in California or Massachusetts, just as Trump will not sidetrack himself seeking votes in Wyoming, Utah or Mississippi.  They already own those.

President Trump just got a very important endorsement.  Years ago, a young man told me that his generation doesn't care about Rush Limbaugh or Rachel Maddow.  Instead, they get their cultural and political information from podcasts and videos.  And in the world of podcasts and videos, one of the biggest political stars is 36-year-old Ben Shapiro — who refused to vote for Trump in 2016.  This time around, Shapiro has given Trump an enthusiastic thumbs-up, both because of Trump's proven history of conservative governance and because the Democrats have become insane.

Rapper 50 Cent Endorses President Trump & Blasts Biden, Democrats Explode.  On Monday [10/19/2020], rapper 50 Cent took to social media to make his official presidential endorsement.  The rapper defied Hollywood and decided to endorse President Donald Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden.  50 Cent's decision to endorse President Trump came after the rapper saw Biden's proposed tax plan.

Massive Crowds Line California Streets Cheering for President Trump.  Momentum is building:  All across social media platforms the MAGA movement is pushing back against censorship.  Massive boat parades; incredible vehicle parades; both replete with flags and banners supporting our President.  Yard signs are now going out in force and the MAGA gear is visible everywhere.  In the past week the latest viral platform videos are of Trump dancing, Trumpy dance and Tik Tok duets.  Good stuff.  The biggest single attribute connecting all of these visible events is joy, fellowship and the visible spirit of a patriotic movement happy to stand with President Trump.  Tens-of-thousands for rallies and events; and even surrogates for President Trump are drawing exponentially larger crowds than the democrat candidate.

Trump says US would be in 'massive depression' if he listened to experts.  President Trump said the US would be in the throes of a "massive depression" if he had "totally" heeded advice from scientists on coronavirus-related lockdown measures.  Trump made the economic prediction at his Sunday rally in Carson City, Nevada, adding that the country would endure another Great Depression if Joe Biden is elected president.  "He's gonna lock down.  This guy wants to lock down," Trump said of Biden, referring to the coronavirus lockdowns for public safety.  "He'll listen to the scientists.  If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression."

Trump: "No, I Don't Owe Russia Money," $400 Million Debt Is "A Peanut" Compared To My Properties.  NBC's Savannah Guthrie again asked President Trump at a Thursday town hall about "New York Times" reporting that he owes roughly $400 million, some of which might be owed to foreign banks such as Deutsche Bank.  Trump essentially confirmed the veracity of that reporting, but noted that compared to the total value of all of his properties, $400 million is "peanuts."

Most 'swing voters' [are] sticking with Trump, [and] don't blame him for COVID.  A six-month survey of battleground "swing voters," those who chose Barack Obama in 2012, then President Trump in 2016, has found that most not only plan to stick with the Republican but expect him to be reelected by a wide margin.  Overall, the survey said that 68% of swing voters polled in Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are voting for Trump.  They believe that he has done a good job with the economy and is "working hard" to end the coronavirus crisis.

Mayra Joli, nodding lady at Trump town hall, is ex-beauty queen who ran for Congress.  The mystery "nodding woman" who went viral during President Trump's town hall Thursday night has been revealed as a pro-Trump immigration attorney and former beauty queen who once ran for Congress.  Mayra Joli was identified as the woman who nodded enthusiastically and even flashed a thumbs-up sign behind the president as he fielded questions from undecided voters in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.

Voter-registration patterns give Trump an edge invisible to polls:  JPMorgan.  The 2020 presidential race may be closer than the polls suggest, according to an analysis of voter registration trends by JPMorgan Chase.  Changes in the number of voters registered to each of the major parties have proven to be a significant variable in election outcomes in the past, according to strategists at the New York-based bank, which analyzed trends in some of the battleground states that will be crucial to an electoral college victory.  Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 9.2 points nationally, according to an average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics, but his lead is at a tighter 4.9 points in hotly contested states.

Trump is Literally the Only Person Who can Stop the Revolution.  And, the revolution is real!  We are not in the midst of a euphemistic revolution but a real one!  We are the closest we have ever come to being overthrown by real revolutionaries working to advance the New World Order.  And, only one man stands in the way!

Supreme Court Denies Democrats' appeal of emoluments case against Trump.  Back in July, The Hill reported that Democratic lawmakers appealed their emoluments case against President Trump to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that they lacked standing to sue over alleged constitutional violations.  Today [10/13/2020], the Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Democratic lawmakers.

Democrats' Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Dead.  The Supreme Court has refused to take up an emoluments case filed by Democrats back in 2017.  That means the lower court ruling that Democrats do not have standing to bring the case will stand.  This little corner of the resistance is dead: [...] One more little tidbit worth noting here.  Guess which judge was all for letting this case go forward initially: [...]

President Trump's Florida Rally: 16% of Attendees Were Democrats, 24% Didn't Vote in 2016.  President Donald Trump roared back to the campaign trail for an energetic rally in Florida last night [10/12/2020].  It was his first rally since his short battle with the coronavirus, and if the attendee data from that rally is any indicator, Trump is set to defeat Joe Biden as swiftly as he did the coronavirus.  Ronna McDaniel posted attendee data to Twitter last night showing that President Trump has continued to bring in a broad coalition of voters — and first time voters.

It's About President Trump's Manhood.  Name for me one member of the left-wing, Democratic, political elite who reminds you of John Wayne.  Or George Patton.  Or Charles Bronson. [...] America is a masculine nation.  From the first settlers, to the later gold prospectors, to the legendary figure of the plains cowboy, and then the GI and the Marines of World War II, ours is a nation defined by the classic ideal of a man — an individual who is strong, unemotional, resilient, and prepared to use violence in the cause of righteousness.  Even the the first, original Americans, our native Indians, are forever depicted as stoic, self-reliant warriors.  The Democrats lack such archetypal figures.  And that's why Trump must be destroyed.

Trump appears energized at first major campaign rally since COVID-19 recovery.  President Trump on Monday evening [10/12/2020] appeared at his first campaign rally outside the White House since he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.  Trump tossed MAGA facemasks to the crowd of thousands, who chanted praise for the president, soon before he took the podium.  He then spoke about his bout with COVID-19, promising to distribute his treatment to hospitals across the country.  "We're going to take whatever [...] they gave me and distribute it around to hospitals, everyone is going to have the same [...] thing," he said.  Trump then sounded off on a range of issues, repeatedly blasting Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, who he said would turn America into a communist state.

Sparsely Attended 'Ridin' With Biden' Events Overshadowed By Yuge Grassroots Trump Parades.  This past weekend saw another round of massive Trump caravans and convoys throughout the nation, underscoring yet again the enormous enthusiasm gap between President Trump and his Democrat opponent Joe Biden.  American Greatness attended a Trump Car Parade in Overland Park, Kansas, on Saturday that had thousands of participants.  [Video clip]  Following the Trump car Parade, there was a big Back the Blue rally featuring Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St.  Louis Couple who were indicted for brandishing weapons after a Black Lives Matter mob invaded their property.  Nearly 2,000 people attended the rally. [...] A "Ridin' With Biden" parade in Kansas City brought out approximately two dozen supporters, according to KSHB.  It's hard to find pictures online of the poorly attended Biden event, so we have to take KSHB's word for it that 24 cars participated.

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When a presidential candidate comes to town, the Secret Service and the local police and the reporters could easily occupy 24 cars, and an ambulance, and a dozen motorcycles.  I suspect that if you subtract all those vehicles, and count only the cars occupied by enthusiastic Biden fans, the total is ZERO.

Large and Diverse Pro-Trump Rally Descends on Beverly Hills.  An October 10, 2020, a pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills, California, was not only large and energetic, but was comprised of people from all walks of life, various races, and even genders. [...] Whitney R., who attended last Saturday's rally and the one before it, told Breitbart News that today's was "the largest" rally with the "most diverse turnout."  Whitney added, "The energy was running high and American pride was everywhere."

First-ever presidential endorsement of the Florida Police Chiefs Association goes to Donald J. Trump.  The Florida Police Chiefs Association has come out in support of Donald Trump's reelection in the organization's first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate.  In remarks posted online Friday [10/9/2020], Jeff Pearson, chief of the Satellite Beach Police Department and head of the association, said he was "honored to announce our endorsement" of the president.  "Time and time again, President Trump has demonstrated his unwavering support for law enforcement and for the men and women that risk their lives to protect the peace," Pearson said.

Miami PD Estimates More Than 30,000 Cars Participated in Anti-Communist, Latinos For Trump Caravan in South Florida.  Latinos in South Florida love President Trump.  Latinos from Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba living in South Florida know the dangers of Socialism and Communism which is why they reject Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  Thousands of cars participated in Saturday's anti-Communist, Latinos for Trump caravan on Saturday [10/10/2020].

Organizers scrap next presidential debate after Trump said he wouldn't agree to virtual format.  The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has canceled the debate planned for next Thursday, after one day earlier announcing the debate would be virtual.  The face-off planned between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden was moved to a virtual setting after last Friday the president announced he'd contracted coronavirus.  Trump promptly announced he wouldn't participate in the virtual format, calling it a "waste of time."  "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22," the CPD said in a statement.

WH physician clears POTUS to start public events on Saturday, and Trump is off to the races: 'I feel so good'.  President Trump may be attending weekend rallies following a green light from his doctor on getting back to public activities after his positive coronavirus diagnosis.  The president told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that his reelection campaign is working out arrangements to potentially hold the rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania following White House physician Dr. Sean Conley's report that he may have a "safe return to public engagements" as early as Saturday.  "I think I'm going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we have enough time to put it together," Trump said on "Hannity."  "We want to do a rally probably in Florida on Saturday night.  I might come back and do one in Pennsylvania the following night," he added, telling Hannity that "it's incredible what's going on.  I feel so good."

Trump Is Now One With Countless Essential Workers.  [Scroll down]  In this context, Trump is not the reckless one.  He no more deserved to get the virus than did the 210,000 who have died — died with and without masks, distancing and not so much, and meticulously clean and sometimes not.  Trump is president.  He's not a professor, not a journalist, not a stockbroker, not an actor.  The Left has it upside-down.  It is narcissistic for a president to hibernate on the theory that he can't be replaced, even as he does the nation psychological damage.  It is leadership to go out and, with proper caution, to brave the contagion, on the theory Trump is indeed replaceable while cowering is inexcusable.  His job description is to be one with the people, and to take measured risks, when necessary.  That's what leaders must do.

DC Debate Commission Announces "Virtual Debates" Without Consulting Campaigns.  In March 2020, even before the DNC nominee was selected, CTH noted one of the important objectives for the use of the COVID-19 fear would be to protect their candidate through the use of the "virtual debate" format.  After the DNC club installed Joe Biden as the avatar for the Obama/Clyburn/Perez objective, again in June, we shared the presidential debate format would require deployment of "virtual debates".  Quite simply, a cognitively impaired candidate cannot be relied upon to deliver a debate performance, so everything must be controlled.  Including mail-in voting.  The fact the presidential debate commission would not first approach the Trump or Biden campaign, prior to their announcement of "virtual debates", is evidence of the commission corrupt intent.

The End of Covid Hysteria.  [Scroll down]  Fact is, most of the country is sick of the hysteria.  Most simply want to live their lives, intelligently with caution, and return back to what we all remember was a decent life. [...] And of course, the Democrat response has been "to not let this crisis go to waste."  Meaning:  let's try to hurt Trump's re-election prospects by blaming it on him, by shutting down Democrat-run states with harder lock downs.  It'[s] hiding behind "protecting the public" in order to hold down economic data so Trump can be blamed for a poor economy.  You might ask, what kind of people would do that?  Well, the modern Democrats would.  Let me say it loud and clear, the Democrat-media complex has attempted to use this crisis with hysterical responses to everything to hurt Trump.  Hurting the American people?  Who cares?  They don't care.  What kind of people do that in the middle of a pandemic?

Trump doctor anticipates 'safe return' to public events on Saturday after COVID-19 treatment.  President Trump's doctor on Thursday [10/8/2020] said that he's likely to return public engagements on Saturday after completing treatment for COVID-19.  "Today the President has completed his course of therapy for COVID-19 as prescribed by his team of physicians," Dr. Sean Conley said in a public memo.  "Since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggest progression of illness," Conley wrote.  "Overall he's responded extremely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects.  Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday's diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President's safe return to public engagements at that time."

Pelosi questions Trump's health, says 'we're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a dramatic announcement during her weekly press conference Thursday by telling reporters that she intends to discuss a constitutional measure to remove President Trump from office, following questions regarding Trump's health as he recovers from coronavirus.  The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president to become acting president if is determined that the president "is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."  "Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow," Pelosi said.  "We're going to be talking about the 25th Amendment."  The president fired back in a Thursday afternoon [10/8/2020] tweet.  "Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation," he said.  "They don't call her Crazy for nothing!"

Trump Refuses to Do 'Virtual' Town Hall, Says 'They're Trying to Protect Biden'.  President Donald Trump on Thursday [10/8/2020] said he would not waste his time participating in a "virtual" town hall with the teleprompter-dependent Joe Biden, after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the Oct. 15 forum would be conducted virtually.  "I'm not going to waste my time on virtual debate.  That's not what debating is all about," Trump said in an interview on Fox Business.  "You sit behind a computer and do a debate.  It's ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want."  Trump told host Maria Bartiromo that even though the host of the C-SPAN forum was a "never-Trumper," he was looking forward to sparring again with Biden.  "They're trying to protect Biden," the president said.  "Like that NBC disaster with Lester Holt.  It was meant for a child," he added disdainfully.

President Trump Went On an EPIC Tweet Storm Last Night — Crooked Obama, Pelosi and Deep State Prime Targets.  After his 72 hour bout with the China Coronavirus President Trump was back in the White House on Tuesday and ready to start swinging.  The President took aim at anything that moved.  [Numerous tweets]

Trump Appears Poised To Win Obama Swing Counties North Of Detroit.  The weather is changing in Michigan as Election Day draws near.  Leaves are turning, the air is getting colder, and Michiganders are anxious to get back to work after a brutal seven months of pandemic lockdowns.  Last week the state's governor, Gretchen Whitmer, who made a name for herself with some of the harshest lockdown restrictions in the country, was rebuked by the state supreme court.  Her rolling and often arbitrary executive orders, which closed businesses across the state and left thousands jobless, violated the Michigan Constitution, the court ruled.  The ruling was mostly a symbolic victory for critics of the governor, whose health and human services director circumvented the court by issuing his own emergency order Monday, relying on a different state statue.  While many spoke of the feeling of relief the lockdown was nearing an end, others were less sure it would be the end of their troubles.

October Surprises Everyone.  The startling revelation that President Trump and his wife have contracted COVID-19 not only contributes another imponderable complexity to this torrid election campaign, it brings forth — amid a general tide of goodwill in favor of the president and his wife — the worst traits of the Trump-haters.  The media response ranged from Joy Reid's piercing aperçu that he was faking the illness to attract sympathy, to the Lemon-Tapper school of Trump-hate at CNN, which saw it as a direct consequence of the president supposedly taking the virus lightly, leading the resistance to it incompetently, and pretending that it was a fiction, "a hoax."  The large number of comments on social media, including from a former director of publicity for the Hillary Clinton campaign of 2016, expressing hopefulness that the president and his wife would die from the illness, shows how far the Trump-haters have decamped from America's preferred self-image confected by Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney, and Grandma Moses.

Democrat Congressman Requests Briefing On Trump's 'Joyride' Outside Walter Reed.  A Democratic congressman is requesting a briefing from the Secret Service on President Donald Trump's recent ride past supporters gathered outside Walter Reed Medical Center on Sunday [10/4/2020].  Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) claimed Trump is being "increasingly reckless" regarding the coronavirus, according to Jackson, Mississippi, NBC affiliate WLBT.  Thompson accused the president of placing Secret Service agents and their families "at risk" when he rode in a hermetically sealed car, despite the fact that the president was masked and the agents with him were decked out in necessary PPE.  Trump's brief drive-by sparked outrage among many others, according to The Washington Post, which reported that "current and former Secret Service agents and medical professionals were aghast" at the move.

To All Those Who 'Vote for the Man, Not the Party'.  [Scroll down]  And since slavery, there has never been a time when the two major parties differed as much as they do today.  Therefore, the notion that one should vote "for the individual, not the party" has never made less sense.  It would be as if someone in the mid-1800s had said, "I strongly oppose slavery, but the Democratic candidate is a much finer and more likeable individual than the Republican candidate."  Fine Democrats who defended slavery did as much harm to blacks and to America as disreputable Democrats.  And elected officials vote with their party more often than in principled opposition to it, however fine they may be as individuals.  Nevertheless, a great number of Americans still vote for "the individual."  The most obvious examples are Republican "Never Trumpers."  They say that they would vote for any Republican except Donald Trump because they find his character so objectionable.

Trump's Getting COVID Could Be Good News For Him, And The Country.  Almost as soon as President Donald Trump announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the left erupted in cheers, stopping only to suggest he was faking it to get out of future debates.  Pundits everywhere speculated on the impact of Trump's illness on the presidential race, with most of the comments along the lines of:  "Will Trump's presidency be a casualty of COVID-19?"  There's another possibility.  That this turn of events will not only benefit Trump but could help snap the country out of its COVID-mania, which treats every case as a death sentence.  Here's why.  In all likelihood, Trump will recover just fine. [...] Trump's return to the White House after suffering what, by all indications, were not terribly serious health effects, will let him boast that he beat COVID-19.  He will also be able to claim that he was right not to hide in the basement, or act like a scared rabbit when he's out in public, like a certain Democratic presidential candidate.  The contrast is not going to help Joe Biden's campaign.

In an October filled with surprises, can President Trump still win?  It didn't take long for this election's first official October surprise to occur.  Less than 22 hours into the new month, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and his wife, Melania, had tested positive for COVID-19.  That came just five days after a late September surprise, publication of a newspaper report with private details from Trump's income taxes, showing that he avoided paying large sums of income taxes in recent years, legally but politically damaging nonetheless.  Who illegally released private IRS tax records remains an unanswered question.  But just hours later, if you can believe it, Democrats were running TV ads about it. [...] And you can pretty much count on more such attempts to influence the November presidential election's outcome, although the sources will likely be masked to make verification difficult.

Trump Releases New Positive Video Following Hospital Stay:  Don't Live In Fear.  President Donald Trump released a positive video message on Monday evening following his release from Walter Reed Medical Center, telling people not to live in fear of the pandemic.  "I just left Walter Reed Medical Center, and it's really something very special — the doctors, the nurses, the first responders — and I learned so much about coronavirus" Trump said.  "And one thing that's for certain, don't let it dominate you.  Don't be afraid of it.  You're gonna beat it.  We have the best medical equipment; we have the best medicines — all developed recently — and you're gonna beat it."

Trump discharged from Walter Reed, returns to White House.  President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and returned to the White House on Monday evening [10/5/2020] to continue his fight against the novel coronavirus, after his medical team warned that he "may not entirely be out of the woods yet."  Dressed in a navy suit and tie and wearing a face mask, Trump walked out of Walter Reed on his own.  Upon walking out the doors of the hospital, he made a low fist pump and gave a thumbs up to the press as he got into a black SUV to head to Marine One.  The president teased his return to the White House Monday afternoon, saying he is "feeling really good!"  "Don't be afraid of Covid," the president tweeted.

President Trump gives a magnificent statement on his return to the White House.  Since February, thanks in large part to Democrats hoping to drive Trump out of office by weaponizing the Wuhan virus, Americans have allowed the Wuhan virus to dominate every aspect of their lives.  We've entered a form of purgatory, where we're just marking time until we finally, passively, get sent to some final destination, whatever [...] it might be.  This attitude is utterly foreign to what America has been since its inception.  Starting with the original thirteen colonies, America has been defined by its energy, enthusiasm, and courage.  Collectively, we march bravely forward — yet we've spent this year cowering.  This needs to stop.  At a certain point — and the left is counting on this — helplessness becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Because we believe ourselves helpless, we lose the will, desire, and skill to help ourselves.

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Most of America's coronavirus problem is the 24-hour televised panic.  Most television viewers are reluctant to turn off the TV while the talking heads are in the middle of a tantrum, but the tantrum never stops.  Without politically-motivated television coverage, this virus would never have been noticed.

Trump Just Became "Captain America," and Democrats are Losing Their Minds.  When President Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for Covid, Democrats were gloating and hoping for the worst.  They thought a sick (or dying) Trump would be unable to campaign down the homestretch and hand a victory to Basement Biden. [...] Trump has three traits above all others.  First, he is relentless.  He never gives up.  He always finds a way to come out on top.  My favorite saying is, "NBAT: Never Bet Against Trump."  Second, he's like Houdini — a great escape artist.  He is adept at turning lemons into lemonades.  Just when you think he's lost, he comes roaring back to life.  Third, Trump is a human tornado.  He is a man of superhuman energy and willpower.  He makes things happen through force of personality that seem unimaginable.  Those three traits are the essence of Trump.

Trump Floated Like A Butterfly And Stung Like A Bee.  The first presidential debate on Tuesday was also the first bit of fun we've had in a while.  True, President Trump failed to float his theory about that "big fat shot in the ass" Joe Biden likely got from his handlers, to allow the Democratic candidate to nimbly prance onto the debate stage and, "for two hours," be "better than ever before."  But, like Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxing legend, the president floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.  A masculine force at full tilt, Trump provided plenty of energy and entertainment as he battered Joe Biden, while being funny in the process.

Trump infuriates the left by feeling better and going for a ride.  On Sunday, President Trump issued another of his short videos from Walter Reed Hospital.  In it, he promised his supporters a surprise.  He then followed through with that surprise by taking a car ride past those of his supporters gathered outside the hospital and waving as he drove by.  Trump's supporters were thrilled.  Leftists, both inside and outside of the hospital, had a collective mental breakdown which, coming on top of their sustained four-year-long breakdown, was even more irrational than usual.  It all started with a sweet video in which Trump, looking great, said that he's doing well, thanked his caregivers, talked about some of the military patients at the hospital, and promised that he was "about to make a little surprise visit."  He also said he learned a lot about Covid from going to the "real school."

FNC's Hilton:  Trump's COVID Recovery 'a Powerful Symbol of America's Recovery'.  Fox News Channel's Steve Hilton, on his Sunday show "The Next Revolution," reacted to President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis and his recovery.  Hilton argued Trump's recovery from COVID is "a powerful symbol of America's recovery," slamming 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for "hiding in his basement."  "The president's recovery is a powerful symbol of America's recovery," Hilton stated.  "Yes, he got the virus because he was out there fighting for the future of the country, not hiding in a basement. [...]"

Experts raise questions about severity of Trump's COVID-19.  Doctors not involved in treating President Donald Trump for COVID-19 said the fact that he has been started on dexamethasone — a generic steroid widely used in other diseases to reduce inflammation — is the strongest evidence yet that his case may be severe.  Trump's medical team on Sunday said the president was started on the steroid after experiencing low oxygen levels, but his condition was improving and he could be discharged from the hospital on Monday [10/5/2020].  "What I heard in the news conference description suggested the President has more severe illness than the generally upbeat picture painted," said Dr. Daniel McQuillen, an infectious disease specialist at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Trump's Covid experience will re-define him and reset the election.  Rather than seal the doom of President Trump's re-election battle, as most of his haters expect and not a few of his supporters fear, I see strong signs that President Trump will use his experience with Covid to re-define himself and act as an inflection point, resetting the election.  Watch carefully for a "New Trump" to emerge from Walter Reed Hospital, dare I say a kinder, gentler Trump, one humbled by his brush with mortality and a far more sympathetic figure in the eyes of many voters who have found him a bit too much to take.  Too rough around the edges, too aggressive, too arrogant, too crude... the whole nine yards of distaste that he has evoked in the eyes of his enemies and even some who support his policies.  [Video clip]

Donald Trump Surprises Supporters Gathered at Walter Reed in an SUV Drive-by.  President Donald Trump surprised supporters on Sunday by taking a slow drive-by in an SUV past the crowd showing support for him as he is treated for the coronavirus at Walter Reed hospital.  The president, wearing a mask and seated inside a Secret Service SUV, waved at his supporters as they cheered and waved back.

Democratic Bile Will Reelect Trump.  The Democrats and their friends in the Fourth Estate could hardly believe their luck when the news broke that President Trump had contracted COVID-19.  They clearly believe he is finished politically and that their Potemkin presidential candidate will now win the upcoming election in a walk.  The following headline from Politico captures this collective delusion:  "Biden looks to seal election after Trump's week from hell."  This is precisely how they reacted to the Hollywood Access tape that was released at the same point in the 2016 presidential race.  Most "experts" pronounced the Trump campaign dead, and Hillary Clinton began measuring the drapes for the Oval Office. [...] In the end, of course, Trump voters ignored the Hollywood Access tape, and he had far more supporters in key battleground states than the pollsters and pundits imagined in their wildest nightmares.

Down Goes Biden.  [Scroll down]  Spare me the "Trump did not act presidential" hogwash.  Considering that Biden received a pass for referring to Trump as the "worst president" the country ever had, called him a "clown" and a "racist," and told him to "shut up," the national media has zero credibility lecturing Trump about presidential decorum.  Trump's winning strategy was clear from the start.  He forced Biden to either embrace the radical left wing of his party or disavow it.  Whichever answer Biden provided would be a losing proposition for him.  Embracing the far left would provide Trump the opportunity to paint him as a socialist who supports the Bernie Sanders/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agenda.  Disavowing the radical left would cause Biden to lose support from the extreme wing of his party.  Biden chose the latter, further playing right into Trump's hands.  "You agreed with Bernie's manifesto," Trump said.  "There is no manifesto," Biden responded.  "You just lost the left," an elated Trump said.  Checkmate.

Trump versus Coronavirus — You Will Watch.  I never got to write the post about how the chaos of the first presidential debate may end up helping Trump because he came across as strong, and Biden as weak.  The conventional wisdom was to the contrary.  That debate now seems like a gazillion years ago.  Trump testing positive for coronavirus took the debate off the screens, giving rise to initial Resistance claims that Trump made it up, that he really didn't test positive.  For once in its miserable existence, the Resistance may be onto something — not about faking a positive test, but that Trump contracting the virus may inure to his political benefit — assuming he survives it.  Trump is the master of the reality show, and now he is the complete center of attention with the whole world watching.

The left's sickening lack of decency on ailing President Trump.  The president of the United States tests positive for the coronavirus, is soon moved to a hospital and given a cocktail of drugs to fortify his body for the fight ahead.  Whereupon truly awful people erupt in joy, revealing themselves to be self-hating Americans.  Some take to Twitter to exhibit their soullessness, enough so that the site, which too often blocks routine conservative viewpoints, vows it will suspend users who wish for the president's death.  It is shameful that such a statement is even necessary.  Others try to veil their pleasure, yet their satisfaction is unmistakable in their self-righteous scolds of "We told you so" and "He had it coming."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi displayed her heart of stone by saying the president had issued a "brazen invitation" to the deadly virus by meeting with people and holding rallies.

Poll: Donald Trump Now Leads Joe Biden in National Popular Vote.  President Donald Trump now leads Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the national popular vote by one point, according to the Sunday Express/Democracy Institute Poll released on Sunday [10/4/2020].  The poll found that 46 percent of likely voters nationwide support Trump while 45 percent support Biden.  The poll of 1,500 likely voters was conducted between September 30 and October 2 and has a margin of error of 2.5 percent, which means the results indicate a statistical tie between Trump and Biden.

Speculation mounts about the source of President Trump's illness.  [Scroll down]  Lin Wood, a high-profile lawyer representing Nick Sandman and Kyle Rittenhouse, tweeted, "Many leaders in administration of @realDonaldTrump are quarantined by what almost appears to almost be targeted strike of Covid-19."  He later tweeted, "There are no coincidences.  Zero.  None.  Hard stop."  Deanna Lorraine, who ran for Congress against Nancy Pelosi, also picked up the theme of a "targeted strike" in her tweet, "Does anyone else find it odd that no prominent Democrats have had the virus but the list of Republicans goes on and on?"  And Omar Navarro, a Republican politician in California, developed the theme:  "1. RBG dies.  2. Trump announces he will nominate new justice before election.  3. Pelosi makes "Arrow in our quivers comment to stop him."  Week later Trump, his top aide, his campaign manager, two Senators all come down with COVID[.]  5. Schumer immediately requests to delay nomination." [...] In the almost four years since Trump has become president, Republicans have suffered three potentially mass fatality events.

'Biological weapons attack' conspiracies surface over 'suspicious' timing of Trump, GOP senators, suddenly getting COVID-19.  Scores of Americans are developing conspiracy theories about what they see as suspicious timing after President Donald Trump announced Friday he and first lady Melania Trump — and other Republicans — have suddenly contracted the disease.  First and foremost, there are the optics of the president getting sick:  Conspirators note the irony that Trump has now come down with an illness he has, in the past, downplayed as not so serious — which is technically true, given that the earliest models predicting millions of deaths in the United States alone were grossly inaccurate. [...] On the same day the president and first lady announced they were sick, news broke that Trump adviser Hope Hicks, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, and Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), had all contracted the virus as well.  But no Democrats.  That seems odd, given the intense precautions taken to protect the president and those in his inner circle, the conspirators argue.

Trump coronavirus symptoms 'resolving and improving,' doctor says.  President Donald Trump's symptoms are "resolving and improving", his physician said Saturday, and he said doctors were "extremely happy" with the president's progress, after news early Friday that Trump had COVID-19.  "The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made," said Dr. Sean Conley at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where the president is staying.  "He had a mild cough and nasal congestion and fatigue, all of which are now resolving and improving," said Conley.  Conley said that Trump had no fever for 24 hours and that the president was not currently on oxygen.  But he did not say whether Trump had ever been on oxygen despite reporters' repeated questions.

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Rabid Democrats in the news media were among those rooting for the HIPAA laws, 20 years ago, which keep your "protected health information" from being revealed to anyone else, such as random strangers and newspaper reporters.  Now they want to ignore those laws and demand the details of President Trump's medical treatment.

Trump has enough support from Latinos to win Texas, study finds.  President Donald Trump has enough support from Latino voters to win Texas, but Joe Biden could pull off an upset if he wins two-thirds of the Latino vote in the state — something Hillary Clinton came close to doing in 2016 — a new analysis finds.  The analysis, by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation, says Trump currently holds enough support from Latino voters, 41 percent, to stave off a loss in the state.  On the other hand, a poll released this week found otherwise, showing Biden with 66 percent of the Latino vote.

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DHS intel chief says staffers were pushed to characterize activities as 'Antifa'.  The head of the Homeland Security Department's intelligence unit told Congress on Friday that there was an attempt to push staffers in the division to characterize certain people as "Antifa," and he said that is now being reviewed by an inspector general.  Joseph Maher said he became aware of an email by his predecessor, Brian Murphy, that carried that directive.  "The email instructed intelligence professionals to characterize activities of certain individuals in a certain way," he said.

Get Well Soon, Mr. President.  News that President and Mrs. Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, announced by the President this morning, will no doubt be met by sneering and ill wishes by many of the President's detractors.  Yet it is being met by many more — millions of Americans, ourselves among them, and by millions abroad — with hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery. [...] It is a moment to remember that the presidency is different from the legislative and the judicial branches.  The executive is the only branch in which all the powers granted to it are assigned by the Constitution to a single individual.  His duties may be carried out by various secretaries and envoys and camp aides.  They serve, though, only at the President's pleasure.  The Constitution does provide for the contingency that the president becomes incapacitated.  The 25th Amendment, which was ratified in 1967, provides for, on the president's signal, the temporary transfer of power to the vice president.  Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush both did this when they were sedated for a medical procedure.

When the Bogeyman Comes Down With Covid.  On Thursday night, President Trump announced that he and Melania had contracted Covid-19 and were both in quarantine.  His physician reported that the president was showing mild symptoms, and on Friday evening he was taken to Walter Reed Hospital.  As expected, many on the left openly celebrated Trump's illness, wishing upon him all manner of suffering and death.  In general, though, the response of mainstream Democratic players was muted, even polite.  Why?  Perhaps because they know a sick person (even this president) engenders sympathy among decent people, many of whom are undecided voters.  If contracting Covid suddenly reveals Trump as a vulnerable human being like the rest of us, he loses his primary value to Democrats — that of a bogeyman:  a frightening, demonic creature, useful for dividing Republicans from Trump and driving Democrats to Biden.

The COVID Chaos Is a Net Plus for Trump's Campaign.  [Scroll down]  Suddenly, Biden is not the only one who is going to try and do a presidential run from his house.  And all the advantages Biden had of being able to hide and not being the center of attention suddenly vanish.  And all the problems associated with being in the spotlight vanish for Trump.  While people who aren't sissies enjoy Trump's two-fisted, take-no-prisoners style, Trump fatigue is a real thing.  He can be exhausting to the weak and squishy who sadly make up a substantial part of the electorate.  This diagnosis gives him a chance to pull back, to chill a bit, and when he does that his approval tends to rise as his achievements speak for themselves.

Why Is President Trump in the Hospital?  Friday morning [10/2/2020], America awoke to news of Mr. and Mrs. Trump both testing positive for the China virus.  Most serious human beings expressed well wishes and prayers, but a number of the "tolerant and compassionate" leftist politicians, entertainers, and media were gloating and wishing a painful death for the president.  Vice President Pence tested negative.  As the day wore on, so did the surprises.  President Trump was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center for "the next few days," not because he was sick, but as a "precautionary" measure.

Last Night's Debate Was a Disaster.  That's Exactly Why There Should Be More of Them.  The first debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden was, for the most part, an unwatchable disaster.  We should have more debates between these two men.  A lot more.  In the rare moments on Tuesday night when Trump and Biden weren't talking over each other or engaging in shouting matches with the debate's moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, they struggled to move behind the most basic of talking points before quickly returning to the shouting, mocking, and general nonsense.  Trump was, of course, the more disruptive of the two — but both candidates deserve blame for wasting 90 minutes of everyone's time.

The Trump debate decoded:  He won, and he won big.  With 24 hours having passed since the first presidential debate, it's becoming clear that Trump won in a big way.  It wasn't an apparent victory, but it was a real one:  He showed his base and ordinary Americans that he will always fight while forcing Biden to disavow both his hard-left base and the last of the old-fashioned Democrats who still support him[.]  Don't pay too much attention to the pessimistic pundits.  The worriers worried, the haters hated, the ambivalent were ambivalent, the cheerleaders cheered. [...] At a rough estimate, Americans are 40% for Trump, 40% for Biden, and 20% up for grabs.  Most candidates try to get half of their supporters to the polls and hope for 51% of the independent votes.  In this bizarre election year, Trump did something different:  He wants to get 100% of his base to show up.

Presidential debates need less, not more structure.  Utterly predictably, the Commission Presidential Debates, along with the grandees of the (progressive) mainstream media, has come to precisely the wrong conclusion on changes to the form of presidential debates, in the wake of Chris Wallace's inept moderation of the first of three presidential debates. [...] This view presumes that voters would be better served if each candidate had precisely equal, uninterrupted time to make oral presentations to the American people, basically reading aloud the sort of talking points that could just as well be communicated in print.  It's the logic of bureaucrats and schoolteachers, prioritizing order above spontaneity and form above content.  The entire point of presidential debates is to help voters make up their minds about whom to support.  A no-holds-bared debate, with the moderator's role minimal, would far better help acquaint voters with the substance and character of each candidate.  If one of them interrupts the other, so what?  That tells people a lot about the character of each.  Is one of them a bully and the other a doormat?

Two October Surprises The Democrats Can't Do Anything About.  Joe Biden wants the public to think the country is falling apart under President Donald Trump.  COVID-19 is running rampant.  The economy is in shambles.  It's all Trump's fault. [...] But Biden will have to confront two major economic reports that both will provide very good news about the economic recovery from the pandemic shutdowns, which has been growing faster than economists had projected.  Both will come as surprises to a public that has been fed a steady diet of Democratic doom-and-gloom talking points.

Trump trashes Joe Biden and Chris Wallace after bitter debate.  President Trump on Wednesday [9/30/2020] tore into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Fox News host Chris Wallace after a chaotic and acrimonious first presidential debate.  Trump highlighted Biden distancing himself from left-wing policy goals such as the Green New Deal and slammed Wallace as a biased moderator following the Tuesday night forum.  "Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!).  He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!" Trump tweeted.  In another tweet, he wrote:  "Chris had a tough night.  Two on one was not surprising, but fun.  Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves!  Radical Left is dumping Sleepy Joe.  Zero Democrat enthusiasm, WEAK Leadership!"

Trump is waging asymmetric warfare — and it's working.  From the starting shot, President Trump was on the front foot, peppering Biden with a flurry of verbal blows: taunts, accusations, barbed criticisms for Biden, declarations of sublime political skill, triumph against longs odds, and exemplary selflessness for himself.  Biden didn't know what hit him.  But he should have.  And so should have his advisers and debate coaches.  This is Trump's style.  Trump is a streetfighter waging asymmetric warfare against a traditional foe who is reviewing the rules of engagement and consulting the lawyers back at headquarters before doing anything.  And all the while he's getting pummelled.  Idealists will say that it wasn't very presidential, that they didn't dig into policy and educate the American people, where was the dignity?  Welcome to electoral politics.  It's always been thus.

Next major doc declass by WH said to show Russia was actually trying to hurt Trump, not collude with him.  The White House is set to declassify a major trove of documents that include evidence showing Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually working against then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, not 'colluding' with him as Democrats have long charged, a report said Tuesday [9/29/2020].  The declassification and its potential to flip the narrative — set for this week according to multiple sources who spoke to Just The News — would come four years after the Obama-era FBI launched a counterintelligence probe over claims that people within the Trump campaign were working with Moscow to manipulate the outcome in the GOP contender's favor.

NYT Admits Trump Actually Paid Nearly $6 Million in Taxes in 2016 and 2017.  Trump PAID, as in transferred to the US Treasury, $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017.  Note also that most of the overpayment was rolled forward, not refunded.  The $750 figure is an ADDITIONAL $750.  Thus every single story saying he paid $750 is a lie.

The President's Tax Return and $467 of Italian Bolillos.  Background:  I was an accountant.  I worked for Fortune 50 Banks, Investment Houses, and Insurance Companies, ending as a partner in a small brokerage firm out of Miami. [...] I was a CFP, a ChFC, a CLU, and RHU, and an LUTCF. [...] I've testified as an expert, and back in the day, I was one heckuva forensic accountant.  For the President's tax return, it would have taken a team of 30-50 people, probably far better than me, and two years of time (at least), to accurately audit a single year.  Yeah, at least two years and maybe more like 5 years. [...] President Trump is a named principal in over 512 entities.  He owns portions of many more companies, in many states and countries.  Imagine the overwhelming task of auditing such a tax return.

How the left's vast anti-Trump conspiracies turned to dust.  President Trump has been confronted with a series of false and unfounded conspiracy stories from the same liberal establishment that condemns the QAnon phenomenon, according to an analysis of the president's nearly four years in office.  The press has lambasted the right-wing mystery persona of QAnon and its internet-driven conspiracy theory that a cabal of Hollywood big shots, Democrats and federal officials is involved in a pedophile ring determined to bring down the president.  The unfounded claims have captured the emotions of some conservatives.  Mr. Trump hesitated at a press briefing to criticize the "Q" crowd even after Republican lawmakers roundly condemned its tales.

Donald Trump, laughing his way to victory.  If there's one thing you can say about President Donald Trump on the campaign trail for reelection, it's this:  He sure is comfortable.  So comfortable, in fact, he gives all appearances of enjoying himself.  Having fun, even.  Joe Biden, on the other hand — painful.  Painful and slow, awkward, stilted.  Stifled?  Probably.  His handlers are afraid of what he might say, and have no doubt scripted his appearances down to the facial expression.  Cue "Smile Joe!" Card.  Cue "Squint Like A Wise Man Joe!" card.

Momentum Trump : Over 187,000 Supporters Attend Trump Rallies Since Labor Day to Joe Biden's 84.  In the 2016 election we kept track of event attendance after the Party Conventions for both candidate Trump and Crooked Hillary.  We did this because the future President was setting records at seemingly every venue he visited while Hillary could barely fill half a high school gymnasium.  By mid-August we determined that President Trump had 10 times the number of attendees at his rallies than Hillary did during the same time.  This year it's worse.

Trump's mastery of business is Biden's biggest obstacle.  During a recent trip to southern Georgia to visit family, my wife described the area as "Trump Country."  Her observation was spurred by the numerous Trump billboards and intersections overflowing with Trump lawn signs.  The sheer volume of signs surprised me.  While I'm certainly not a political junkie, I know enough about regional demographics to assume the southern part of Georgia leans Republican.  So why would Donald Trump spend money on billboards in a part of the country that was already solidly his? [...] I believe the Trump campaign follows a fundamental principle of successful business operations:  focusing on re-selling the base they already have.  The importance of re-selling your current customer is common knowledge in the business world.  Research indicates re-selling an existing customer is 60 to 80 percent easier than getting a new customer.  Or, to paraphrase what one of my first business mentors told me:  "Why sell someone something once when you can sell that person the same thing multiple times?"

President Trump says November election is matter of 'economic survival'.  According to President Trump, the very survival of the American economy is at stake this election.  During his "Great American Comeback" event at Pittsburgh International Airport this week, the President vowed to continue working on behalf of everyday Americans.  "42 days from now, we're going to win Pennsylvania and we're going to win four more years in the White House," he stated.  "With your vote, we're going to lift our nation to extraordinary new heights, we're going to turn the page forever on the failed political class, ...we're going to defend our jobs, our families, our borders and our treasured way of life."

Debating the Trump-Biden debates:  Will they matter this time?  In politics, you never know what can happen, and in 2020, that applies to most everything.  A number of important Democrats, most prominently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have urged Biden to drop out of this cycle's scheduled debates, beginning next Tuesday in Cleveland.  The alleged reason is because Trump is so dishonest that he would fill the air with lies and misstatements and soil the process.  There would be some political damage if Biden did that, of course.  And he would miss the opportunity to criticize Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Trumpistas: Latinos and the GOP.  Ferociously anti-Trump publications like The Atlantic have been sounding the alarm on the president's growing support among Latinos during an election where both sides have declared a war to the knife.  The unabated demographic rise to electoral prominence of Latinos has turned them into kingmakers.  Having been unwilling or unable to stop this rise, Republicans now find themselves having to court Latinos in an attempt to stave off permanent minority party status.  Only a political animal like President Trump could continue to hold sway over a third of Latinos as a Republican while being denounced 24/7 by the legacy media as an unrepentant racist with a special animus toward that same community.

Concentrated, Deadly Ricin Sent to White House, Addressed to President Trump.  The package was found at an off-site mail facility that handles all mail deliveries for the White House.  The discovery of the ricin was apparently made days ago, but law enforcement officials have spent the last few days conducting tests on the substance to confirm it was indeed ricin.

Ricin suspect was a "solution finder" — used the hashtag 'killTrump'.  The ricin story is ignored by the media.  Ricin is a deadly poison and it was sent to President Trump in a letter but intercepted before it got to his desk.  A woman is being held in connection to this crime.  Pascale Ferrier is a 53-year-old Canadian woman who was arrested in connection with a letter containing ricin that was sent to President Donald Trump last week, CBC reported.

Authorities are investigating a package sent — but not delivered — to President Trump that contained the poison ricin.  A package addressed to President Donald Trump that tested positive for the poison ricin was intercepted by federal authorities in the past week, a law enforcement official said Saturday [9/19/2020].  The official said the FBI, Secret Service and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the source of the package.  Mail addressed to the White House is screened at an off-site location.  The FBI, in a brief statement, described the missive as "a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility."

Woman is taken into custody for 'sending letter with the deadly poison RICIN to Donald Trump in a package addressed to the White House'.  A female suspect has been taken into custody for allegedly sending a letter containing the deadly poison ricin to Donald Trump in a package addressed to the White House.  The unidentified woman was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents trying to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a law enforcement official told CNN Sunday [9/20/2020].  She was allegedly armed with a gun when she was detained by officers.

Reports: Woman suspected of sending ricin-tainted package to Donald Trump at White House arrested at US-Canada border.  A woman suspected of sending a package containing the poison ricin to the White House has been arrested at the U.S.-Canada border, a law enforcement official said.  The suspect was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges in connection with the package which was intercepted in the past week, said the official who is not authorized to comment publicly.

America's China Class Launches a New War Against Trump.  Chances are that by the time you get to the end of this article, there will be news of another information operation targeting Donald Trump.  There's one a day now — each trumpeting a new mortal threat to the republic or some dastardly revelation based on sources that are usually anonymous.  Whatever it is, it will serve the same purpose as the hundreds of similar sallies launched over the last four years — namely, to preserve and protect the position and privileges of America's ruling elite.  Trump stories are rarely about Trump.  The same stories, or versions of them, would have targeted anyone who threatened to sever the American political, corporate, and cultural elite's economic lifeline to the Chinese Communist Party.  It is largely because Trump sought to decouple the United States from the CCP that America's China Class, which owns the platforms on which Americans communicate, has waged a relentless campaign of information warfare against him through its social media and prestige media brands.

Nearly 800 Military Family Members Sign Open Letter in Support of Trump.  Nearly 800 military family members — including Gold Star families — have signed an open letter to voice their support for President Donald Trump, in the face of attacks in the mainstream media on his patriotism and care for the military. [...] The letter's signatories include Gold Star families, military spouses, military mothers, military sons and daughters, and veterans, according to the authors.  The letter garnered more than 700 signatures in just three days, and has continued to collected more after the signature deadline, they said.  They said in a statement to Breitbart News accompanying the letter that they decided to write it after observing liberal military spouses appearing to speak out for all of them collectively.

Rasmussen Poll:  Black Lives Matter Riots Turning People in Riot Zones into Trump Voters.  The violent Black Lives Matter riots that rocked multiple American cities this summer have turned voters who live in those riot zones into Trump supporters, a new Rasmussen poll finds. [...] In more good news for the president, Rasmussen showed the president's overall approval rating at 51 percent for the second day in a row.  Former President Barack Obama had a 49 percent approval rating at this stage of his presidency and he sailed easily to reelection.

'Proven leader': More than 200 former military leaders endorse Trump in open letter.  The Trump campaign released an open letter Monday signed by 235 retired military leaders expressing their support for President Trump's reelection.  "As senior leaders of America's military, we took an oath to defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  At present, our country is now confronted with enemies here and abroad, as well as a once in a century pandemic," the letter reads.  The group, which includes three retired Air Force generals and five Navy admirals, contends that Trump "has been tested as few other presidents have and is the proven leader to confront these dangers."  "With the Democratic Party welcoming to socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake," the letter says.

Paul Craig Roberts:  The US & Its Constitution Have 2 Months Left.  When Generals and the CIA say that a president is unfit and dangerous, they mean he is dangerous to their budget.  By "unfit" they mean he is not a reliable cold warrior who will keep hyping America's enemies so that money keeps pouring into the military/security budget.  By serving defense contractors instead of their country, generals end up very wealthy.  Both Kennedy and Trump wanted to normalize relations with Russia and to bring home US troops involved in make-war operations overseas that boost the profits of defense contractors.  To stop Kennedy they assassinated him.  To stop Trump they concocted Russiagate, Impeachgate, and a variety of wild and unsubstantiated accusations.  The presstitutes repeat the various accusations as if they are absolute proven truth.  The presstitutes never investigated a single one of the false accusations.  These efforts to remove Trump did not succeed.  Having pulled off numerous color revolutions in which the US has overthrown foreign governments, the tactics are now being employed against Trump.  The November presidential election will not be an election.  It will be a color revolution.

Trump's victory must be a rout.  While benevolence is a wonderful and aspiring trait, it cannot be extended to the ideas of the left.  The field is not fair, and the umpires in the media are one-sided.  Although many may not have the stomach for such defeat, it nevertheless remains the only path to save the country.  Trump simply winning the election cannot be the goal — demolishing and demoralizing the left must remain paramount.  All evidence supports America's existence requiring the 2020 election to be irrefutable rather than a "squeaker."

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins.  It's been hard to miss the steady drumbeat of articles and think-pieces over the past few months about Election Day war games and post-election planning underway on the left, rooted in obsessive fears that President Trump will refuse to accept an electoral loss, triggering a constitutional crisis and maybe even widespread civic unrest, all in a desperate attempt to cling to power. [...] The news hook for most of these articles is a series of elaborate election war games hosted in June by a newly formed organization called the Transition Integrity Project, [...] [T]he Transition Integrity Project is a cross-section of our elite ruling class.  In its own executive summary of the war games, the group states it was founded "out of concern that the Trump Administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process" — never mind the many ways Democrats in Congress and the executive bureaucracy, aided by the media, have been doing just that since before Trump won the 2016 election.

Trump has the momentum as Biden looks rattled.  The political winds are now trending in Trump's favor, and the polls are tightening to the president's benefit in a handful of battleground states that will decide this election.  Don't tell that to the Democrats and Biden campaign surrogates and those masquerading as political journalists who want to convince you that the race is over and has been for some time.  Trump supporters and Republican-leaning voters shouldn't fall for the doom-and-gloom poison being churned out by the national media daily.  There are plenty of indicators that Trump can and will win in November.

Trump hits Biden's record on jobs at packed Michigan rally.  President Trump tore apart Joe Biden's job creation record at a raucous rally in the key battleground state of Michigan on Thursday evening, calling the former veep a "Washington vulture."  "If Biden's elected, China will own America.  Washington vultures like Biden and others ripped apart entire towns all across your state," Trump told a crowd of supporters at an overflowing airport hangar in Freeland, Michigan.  "Michigan lost half of all manufacturing jobs after the trade deals that Biden supported," the president continued during a 90-minute address.  Trump won the state by a razor-thin margin of 10,704 votes in 2016 in a huge upset over Hillary Clinton and is hoping for a more resounding victory in the must-win Wolverine State this November.

Trump's Glorious Path to Victory in November.  Just look at who the movement's enemies are:
  •   The NeverTrumps.  Such frauds, such disingenuous grifters.  Virtual parasites on the conservative movement for decades.
  •   The Clintons.  Power-mad.  Greedy.  Bitter.
  •   The Deep State.  Under the guise of "a higher loyalty," these people lied about Russian influence, ruined the lives of innocent people, and tried to undo a fair election by colluding and using their powers illegally and immorally.  Then they covered up their own wrongdoing.
  •   Antifa and BLM.  Two of the most violent organizations in our history.
  •   The communist Chinese.  A bigger threat to real freedom cannot be found.  Just ask the citizens of Hong Kong and the displaced factory workers in the Midwest.
  •   The globalists.  Those who want to use American foreign policy to enrich themselves at the expense of average Americans, who tried to give everything good about America away to its enemies.
  •   The hard-left media.  Nuff said.
There are many more, but that's an astonishing core group of enemies — all rotten influences and corrupt to the core.  Their enmity counts for a lot.

Joe Biden Arrives in Michigan and is Greeted by a Crowd of Trump Supporters Chanting "4 More Years!" — And ZERO Biden Supporters.  The internal polls must be bad for Biden because he left his Delaware basement and headed to Michigan on Wednesday [9/9/2020].  Biden, who openly supported NAFTA, will be speaking at an event in the Detroit suburb of Warren and will reportedly propose a new policy aimed at tackling "offshoring."  As Biden arrived in Michigan, he was greeted by a crowd of Trump supporters!  Trump supporters waved American flags and Trump 2020 flags chanting, "Four more years!  Four more years!"

AG Barr defends having DOJ lawyers rep Trump in E. Jean Carroll suit.  Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday [9/9/2020] defended his Justice Department's request to replace President Trump's lawyers and defend him in a defamation suit brought by advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of rape.  On Tuesday evening [9/8/2020], the DOJ filed a motion requesting to intervene in the case and said Trump was "acting within the scope of his office" when he last year accused Carroll of "totally lying" when she claimed Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman changing room in the mid-1990s.  While the move is very rare, Barr told NBC News that it is "not particularly unusual" for the Justice Department to step in when an elected government official is sued civilly in court.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Defends Trump on Coronavirus: 'I Don't Think He Ever Distorted Things'.  Dr. Anthony Fauci defended President Donald Trump from claims Wednesday that he lied about the coronavirus, telling Fox News:  "I don't recall anything that was any gross distortion in things that I spoke to him about."  On Wednesday [9/9/2020], it was revealed that Trump told journalist Bob Woodward that he had downplayed the threat of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent the public from panicking.

Donald Trump:  Joe Biden Will Appease Domestic Terrorists, I Will Arrest Them.  President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued campaigning against the violent radical left rioters in America's major cities, describing them as "domestic terrorists."  "Biden's plan is to appease the domestic terrorists.  My plan is to arrest them," Trump said as the crowd cheered.

Trump Takes on the Real Pandemic.  To be a freedom-loving individual in the year 2020, and to have a proper understanding of modern history and current events, is to be terrifyingly aware of just how much the liberty, prosperity, and stability of America and the free world depend on one thing and one thing alone — namely, the continued physical and intellectual health of a certain preternaturally brave, brilliant, and energetic 74-year-old named Donald Trump.  Rarely have so many owed so much to one extraordinarily dynamic and world-historical figure.  And rarely has a head of state been so outnumbered by his enemies.  The Democrats are against him.  The media and academy are against him.  The deep state, which is to say officials in government departments and agencies and bureaus that are nominally under his own control, is against him.  An increasing number of corporate leaders are against him.  And even most of the members of his own party are against him — either that, or they're cowards and careerists who, aware that no one else can fill his shoes, are hedging their bets, waiting to see whether he prevails or not.

Democrat threats to the contrary, the riots will end if Trump wins.  Democrats openly say that, if Trump is reelected, they are going to redouble their four years of madness, with special emphasis on the last three months of open violence.  Indeed, they're already planning to destabilize the election and to contest it if Trump wins, in hopes of a violent coup.  The latest leftist to say this is Bernie Sanders, who just opined that Trump would not accept defeat.  It appears that the Democrat's plans don't account for is the fact that, if Trump wins the Electoral College, he holds all the cards — although, their awareness of that fact could explain the recent attempt, via the defamatory The Atlantic article, to smear Trump with the military.

Nearly 10 Miles Of Cars Line Up For Trump — And A Raucous Night In Small Town America.  There are three roads to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  The traffic jam stretches 1.5 miles into Unity Township, out a mile toward the country club, and eight miles toward Pittsburgh.  Parking by a mailbox and hoping we don't get towed, we hustle past as the red flag-waving line of packed cars, trucks, station wagons and occasional motorcycles creeps slowly onward toward this evening's festivities.  The county paper predicted a crowd of 2,000-plus for President Donald Trump's 7 p.m. hangar stop.  There are more than twice that many vehicles in the parking lots and fields by 4, with some camping out overnight and miles more on their way, slowly passing the Trump signs that decorate every other yard.

America's Largest Police Union Endorses Donald Trump.  The Fraternal Order of Police on Friday endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.  The endorsement was made through canvassing the more than 355,000 members throughout the country, according to a release from the union.  National President Patrick Yoes said that the endorsement was unanimous.

Drain the Swamp, Or Be Drowned By It.  The principal variables for the last eight weeks of this campaign appear to be progress on the coronavirus, on the related unemployment levels, and whether serious indictments against the fabricators of the Trump-Russian collusion fraud can be brought down forcefully and believably without being vulnerable to the already warmed-up charge of political direction of the Justice Department.  And beyond all of this, there looms the question of vote-harvesting and posted ballot fraud on a grand scale.  It all makes for a very unsettled pre-electoral climate.

Trump crowd in PA
Thousands of Supporters Watch President Trump's Pennsylvania Rally From Overflow Lot.  President Trump arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania Thursday evening [9/3/2020] for a rally.  This is President Trump's second visit to the key battleground state in two weeks.  The latest Rasmussen poll shows the presidential race all tied up in Pennsylvania.  Supporters were so excited about President Trump's visit that they lined up several hours ahead of the rally and stood in the pouring rain.

Rand Paul bashes Trump anti-eviction action as illegal.  Libertarian-minded members of Congress, led by Sen. Rand Paul, have come out against the Trump administration's eviction moratorium order, calling it illegal and unconstitutional.  The Trump administration announced an eviction moratorium on Tuesday using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's quarantine authority.  The CDC said in an order released Tuesday evening that it would temporarily stop renters from being evicted until the end of 2020.  "CDC does not have the authority to do this.  It's dangerous precedent and bad policy," said Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who has supported President Trump.

Goya CEO: 'Destruction and hatred, tearing down businesses' driving Latinos to Trump.  Amid riots, looting and violence in the streets, Goya Foods' CEO says polling showing President Trump's support rising among Latinos is because immigrants arriving in America seeking opportunity don't come to "tear things down, cancel things."  A new Hill-HarrisX poll conducted last week found support for Trump among Hispanic voters growing by 2 points, from 30% in the last poll to 32%.  After the 2016 election, The Atlantic noticed exit polls analyzed by the Pew Research Center showed that 28% of Latino voters supported Trump, and that figure had risen to 30% support as of February.

Trump's stop in Kenosha wasn't risky.  It was smart politics.  You can understand why Democrats didn't want President Donald Trump to visit Kenosha to respond to last week's mob violence, looting and arson.  They're embarrassed.  They're worried about the election in a few months.  It's getting close, and Democrat Joe Biden's lead in key Midwestern swing states is shrinking.  Trump is trying to take advantage of their weakness.  He's the president.  He's in a campaign.  And if he had not visited Kenosha, he'd be guilty of political malpractice.  He applauded the cops there for restoring order to the city that had burned, talked to business owners who lost everything, and brought with him $47 million in federal money to rebuild ruined businesses and bolster law enforcement.

Biden's Laughable Pivot.  Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has sat silent while roving bands of outlaws tore American cities to shreds.  He said nothing when an Antifa leader in Portland called for "the abolition of the United States as we know it."  His own vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, grinned as she warned that the riots are "not gonna stop.  And they should not."  Until about five minutes ago, Harris and Biden thought they could use the Marxist revolutionaries of BLM and Antifa as their own pet militia.  They thought that once the brownshirts had made a hellscape of America, they could come sailing in to convince voters that Grandpa Joe and Mamala were going to make it all better.

Ilhan Omar Rages after Trump Calls for Joy Reid Firing over Muslim Remark.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) raged after President Donald Trump suggested that MSNBC fire Joy Reid after her heated remark on Muslims — which drew ire from Omar herself — telling the president that she rejects his "fascist solidarity."  "Joy was right about one thing — you are radicalizing and inciting violence and must be condemned for it," Omar said just one day after criticizing Reid for displaying "casual Islamophobia."

A Tyranny Perpetual and Universal?  Our government in no way functions according to the elevated words on the parchment, and President Trump does not control the executive branch.  I say this not to disparage the president but only to state a plain fact.  No doubt, he has done his best.  I doubt that anyone else could have done better.  But while facing a near-universal rebellion from every power center in our society, emphatically including the agencies he was elected to lead, naturally he has found it very difficult to make the federal bureaucracy do what he tells it to do.  That difficulty has astonished even me. [...] Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies would try to frame the president with a phony "crime," launch a pointless two-year investigation over a fraud, then impeach him over the timing of foreign aid payments, all the while lying daily to the American public.

C-SPAN Had So Many Democrats Calling In Support For Trump That They Had To Change Their Protocol.  C-SPAN changed their open phone line labels after an overwhelming number of Democratic viewers called on Wednesday night proclaiming their support for President Donald Trump in the upcoming election.  "I'm a longtime Democrat, born and raised ... After watching tonight ... I have made up my mind.  I am definitely gonna vote for Donald Trump," said one of the many voters who dialed in.  Before the Republican National Convention, C-SPAN's open phone lines were labeled as open for "Democrats," "Republicans," and "Other" viewers to call into and share their opinions on-air.  After Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, however, C-SPAN received an influx of callers who identified as Democrat but said they would be voting for Trump in November.

Trump Takes $0 Salary, Reportedly Lost $300 Million This Year; Biden Made Millions After Leaving Office.  Supporters of President Donald Trump contended during the Republican National Convention this week the former businessman and reality television star has truly been seeking to serve the American people since taking office.  It has come at a financial cost to him.  Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden, now the Democratic Party's nominee for president, took in $15.6 million in his first two years after leaving office, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Biden Faces Backlash For Misleading Attack On Trump Regarding Violence In Democrat Cities.  Biden's attack, featured in a tweet, came in response to Trump hammering him during the Republican National Convention on the issue of violence in the inner cities.  "We must never allow mob rule, we can never allow mob rule," Trump said.  "In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson, and violence we have seen in Democrat run cities all, like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others Democrat-run.  There is violence and danger in the streets of many Democrat-run cities throughout America."  "This problem could easily be fixed if they wanted to," Trump continued.  "Just call; we are ready to go in.  We will take care of your problem in a matter of hours.  Just call.  We have to wait for the call.  It's too bad we have to, but we have to wait for the call.  We must always have law and order."

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for a second term.  President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination for a second term on Thursday and painted a stark choice for voters this November: a second term for himself or voting for Joe Biden, a man who would 'demolish' the nation.  'Despite all of our greatness as a nation, everything we have achieved is now endangered,' the president warned in his acceptance speech, given on the South Lawn of the White House.  'This is the most important election in the history of our country.  At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas.'  'This election will decide whether we save the American Dream, or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny,' he said.

Lib Media Ignores Biggest Convention Story:  Trump's Aggressive Outreach To Black Voters.  If Kim Klacik were a Democrat, she would be the talk of the town.  An inspiring, energetic, fresh face on the political scene who has produced one of the best political ads in memory.  Instead, her talk at the Republican convention was ignored by the press, which thought the biggest story coming out of the GOP meeting was that biased "fact checkers" (who were apparently on a week-long vacation during the Democrats' convention) were able to come up with a long list of things they could complain about.  There's a good reason for the media to ignore Klacik.  Her message.  It's simple and direct:  "Joe Biden believes we can't think for ourselves, that the color of someone's skin dictates their political views.  We're not buying the lies anymore."

President Trump Requests that Drug Tests of Candidates Be Taken Before the 2020 Presidential Debates.  Something is going on with Joe Biden.  We can all see it.  President Trump sees it too which is why he is calling for drug tests before the 2020 Presidential debates.  Joe Biden just isn't right.  In events over the past year Biden looks crazy and says even crazier things.  It's no wonder President Trump wants Biden drug tested before their debates this fall.

CNBC Swing State Poll:  COVID-19 Fears Falling, Donald Trump Approval Rising.  A CNBC poll of swing states reports likely voters are growing less concerned about COVID-19 and slightly more approving of President Donald Trump's job performance.  Sixty-six percent of likely voters in the CNBC/Change poll of swing states said they have serious concerns about the virus, down three points from two weeks ago.  The poll included voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Doctor Veteran Nun Blasts Abortion, Says Trump Is Most Pro-Life President In History.  Sister Deirdre Byrne has served under a wide array of diverse titles.  A sister, soldier, and surgeon, the nun took on the title of a speaker at Wednesday's Republican National Convention, where she spoke on behalf of the unborn and fulfilled a wish she prayed for.  "I must confess that I recently prayed while in chapel begging God to allow me to be a voice and instrument for human life, and now here I am, speaking at the Republican National Convention," Byrne said.  "I guess you better be careful for what you pray for."

Trump accepted his nomination with a rousing speech.  At the end of their grim convention, the Democrats formally nominated Biden.  A fragile-looking Biden gave a short, anodyne stump speech that garnered enthusiastic praise from Democrats grateful that he didn't get confused or say, "you know, the thing."  Republicans did things differently.  They nominated Trump on the first day.  Trump then appeared in North Carolina before a small, live audience and, showing his usual boundless energy, Borscht Belt comic timing, and mastery of the material, gave a 52-minute stemwinder.  Trump could not have presented a starker contrast to Biden's geriatric minimalism.

Herschel Walker: 'I Have Seen Racism Up Close.  I Know What It Is.  And It Isn't Donald Trump.'.  On Monday night, Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, who won the trophy at the University of Georgia before starring for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL and the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL, spoke at the Republican National Convention, where he stated of President Trump, "It hurts my soul to hear the terrible names that people call Donald.  The worst one is 'racist.'  I take it as a personal insult that people would think I would have a 37-year friendship with a racist."  "I'm Herschel Walker," he began.  "Most of you know me as a football player.  I'm also a father, a man of faith, and a very good judge of character.  I have known Donald Trump for 37 years.  And I don't mean we just casually ran into each other from time to time.  I'm talking about a deep personal friendship."

New York State Troopers union boss endorses Trump for re-election.  The head of the union representing 4,000 New York State Police Troopers — a workforce overseen by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo — is backing Republican President Trump's re-election bid.  "Donald Trump has our back.  President Trump has supported us when so many people have turned against us," NYS Troopers PBA president Thomas Mungeer told the Post on the eve of the Republican National Convention.  "Joe Biden supported cops in the past but he's turned his back on us," said Mungeer, referring to the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee who is taking on Trump in the Nov. 3 general election.

The Stench of Mendacity at the Democratic Convention.  President Trump's concern about huge numbers of ballots being mailed to nonexistent voters or to the wrong addresses and filled out and returned through the post office fraudulently by party organizers is well-founded.  He has appointed a postmaster general with a mandate to shape up the Postal Service, but there is no reason for optimism that in its present condition it could handle 75 million presidential election ballots coming and going.  The occasional deployment of federal marshals and national guardsmen has been to prevent urban guerrillas and hooligans from burning down federal buildings and destroying the monuments to America's great men.  Trump expressed concern that the Democratic plan to flood the country with posted ballots and harvest them to their own advantage might provoke litigation that would not allow the winner to be identified by inauguration day.  He has said that, of course, he would leave office on January 20 if he lost the election.  This entire argument is an unutterable fabrication.

Rasmussen Poll: 51% of Likely Voters approve of President Trump's Job Performance.  In its daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Rasmussen Reports states that among "likely U.S. voters," 51% approve of the job President Trump is doing.  "The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll sponsored by Liberty Nation for Thursday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance.  Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove," said the polling firm.

Susan B. Anthony memorial refuses to accept Trump's pardon of civil rights leader.  A group honoring the life and legacy of American civil rights icon Susan B. Anthony has refused to accept President Trump's posthumous pardon of her, arguing the effort would give unearned legitimacy to the 1873 court proceedings that found her guilty of breaking a law that prohibited women from voting.  Trump this week announced he was pardoning Anthony for the conviction, a measure the president took on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which recognized the right of women to vote.  Yet the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House this week rejected the president's gesture, telling the president in a press release that the memorial organization "must decline [his] offer of a pardon."

Trump's decision to pardon Susan B. Anthony enrages leftists.  On Tuesday, President Trump did something that ought to have gladdened feminist hearts throughout the land:  he pardoned Susan B. Anthony, who was convicted of voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election.  As first- and second-generation feminists know, Anthony was one of the colossi of the suffrage movement in the United States, spending five decades working to get American women the right to vote.  Sadly, she didn't live to see the 19th Amendment pass, having died 14 years before.  In addition to being a Suffragette, Anthony was a classical liberal in other ways.  At the height of the Civil War, she and her colleague, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the Women's Loyal National League.  The League wrote a petition demanding the abolition of slavery.  They then conducted what was then the largest petition drive in American history, eventually collecting 400,000 signatures for that laudable goal.  Anthony is also celebrated in the pro-life movement for being against abortion, although pro-abortion scholars strenuously deny that she was.  Because of the perception that Anthony opposed abortion, whether that's historically correct or not, she is no longer in good odor with today's third-generation feminists.

Poll: Assimilated Second Generation Hispanics Prefer Trump over Biden.  Second-generation Hispanics in Texas are much more likely to choose President Trump over Democrat nominee Joe Biden, as well as Hispanic voters who speak mostly English, a new survey finds.  An online survey by YouGov for the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute reveals that second-generation Hispanic Texans — those whose grandparents were immigrants but whose parents were born in the United States — support Trump by a majority of 50.7 percent to Biden's 40.9 percent.

Don't Trust the Polls.  Trump Will Prevail.  The atmosphere, so far this year, is not dissimilar to that of 2016.  Many political analysts have stated with great glee that Trump will lose; they have knocked him for his Axios interview, and they have said they look forward to the resumption of "normal service."  Well, I'm willing to stick my neck out again and predict that Trump will win on November 3, 2020.  There has never been a president so assailed from all sides, even before he took the oath at his inauguration.  From the Russia conspiracy to the impeachment process, every attempt has been made to delegitimize the 45th president of the United States.  Yet through it all, despite his own huge personal frustration, the man has been as solid as a rock.  Unlike the careerists Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Trump has regarded pledges made during the 2016 election campaign as promises, and has kept his word as far as circumstances have allowed — although if he is to achieve his ambition of draining the Swamp properly, he will certainly need a second term.

Flashback: The Obama-Biden Administration Removed Thousands of USPS Collection Boxes.  Did you hear the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by removing mail collection boxes in several states?  Yeah, it's a real doozy, but apparently that's what the left wants us to believe.  Outcry over the removal of collection boxes actually forced the USPS to suspend the removal of collection boxes until after the election. [...] But the fact is the removal of mail collection boxes has been going on for years as part of cost-cutting efforts for the postal service and had nothing to do with the 2020 election.  In September 2016, the USPS inspector general noted that "Nationally, the number of collection boxes declined by more than 12,000 in the past 5 years."  This means that the USPS, during the Obama-Biden administration, removed thousands of mail collection boxes.  Was this a diabolical plan by Obama and Biden to suppress the vote in 2020? Did Trump make them do it?

Trumpism — A Look Backward and Forward to November.  NeverTrumpers talk of Trump's demise and their own resurrection as Phoenixes to rebirth the GOP.  They have no idea that those who despise them had ensured their Beltway-preferred candidates could rarely win; nothing has changed since.  Trumpist conservatism is usually defined as not free, but fair trade, strict enforcement of immigration laws, an end to optional interventions that will not likely, in a cost-to-benefit analysis, result in U.S. interests or strategic calm for a purported troubled region, and a belief that industry and manufacturing are not brick-and-mortar anachronisms, but the creators of what we cook on, sit on, live in, drive, and work in; our non-virtual world that everyone relies on and yet takes for granted as so passé.  If Trump left his agenda at that, NeverTrumpers likely would be disgruntled but mostly quiet.

Media, Some Democrats Use Death Of Trump's Brother To Attack The President:  The Wrong Trump' Died.  Some media organizations, partisan talking heads, and Democrats used the death of President Donald Trump's brother, Robert Trump, to attack the president on Saturday night.  "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," Trump said in a statement.  "He was not just my brother, he was my best friend.  He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again.  His memory will live on in my heart forever.  Robert, I love you.  Rest in peace."  Some media organizations used Robert Trump's death to attack the president or the Trump family in general.

Only Reagan and Trump Understand America.  President Reagan understood the threat to a greater degree than any post-World War II president before him.  Reagan's military build-up and tough foreign policy did, in fact, force the Soviets to change their behavior, and those policies led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the pulling back of the Iron Curtain.  Unfortunately, Reagan's successors — George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — were all committed globalists, more concerned with world economic equality; "social justice"; the introduction of distorted societal values (such as unbiological redefinition of sex); open U.S. borders; outsourcing our manufacturing through one-sided international trade agreements designed, inexplicably, to give other nations economic parity — or advantage! — over America; and the intentional use of seemingly random issues like climate to forge multi-national wealth transfer arrangements from the U.S to third-world countries, at the expense of American workers and American jobs, [...]

Trump might give nomination speech from the White House — just like FDR.  Democrats are practically foaming at the mouth over an idea being floated by President Trump (which is hardly news — that's been said almost every week since Jan. 20, 2017).  What has the opposition party riled up now is the possibility of Trump accepting the Republican Party's presidential nomination at the White House.  With the COVID-19 pandemic upending plans for both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, GOP strategists are scrambling to come up with a Plan B for the acceptance speech, the traditional grand finale of the once-every-four-years gatherings.  Using the White House, Democrats growl, would violate the federal ban on conducting political activity on government property.  Even the media are piling on the outrage. [...] Except it wouldn't be unprecedented at all.

The Case for Trump.  Americans who want to remain citizens of a united country that at least makes some desultory attempt to protect them and further their interests have no choice but to stay the course.  As the saying goes, the only way out is through. [...] [T]here's little wrong with President Trump that more Trump couldn't solve.  More populism.  More nationalism.  More patriotism.  More law and order. [...] In short, more adherence to the 2016 agenda.  The only way to get more Trump is, literally, to get more Trump.  Which means the president being reelected and implementing his core agenda in a second term.  But that alone will not be enough.  Saving America as a unified, self-governing republic is a long-term — possibly generational — project.

Swalwell says Trump should face 'Crimes Commission' after leaving office.  A House Democrat on Friday proposed the creation of a Presidential Crimes Commission, a panel that would investigate allegations against President Trump and his administration after he leaves office.

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If there's anyone who should face a "Crimes Commission" after leaving office, it's Barack H. Obama.

A winning slogan for Trump:  Make America Normal Again.  This post could have discussed headline-grabbing issues, such as the Black Lives Matter riots in Chicago (where looting now equals reparations), schoolteachers refusing to teach while demanding pay, or any other leftist retreat from reality.  But frankly, I'm bored.  I have had it up to here and beyond with the leftists' dystopian flights from reality.  I want normal life back again, and I think a lot of other people do, too.  Therefore, I'd like to propose a new Trump/Pence campaign slogan:  Make America Normal Again.

Trump haters realize that there are things worse than Trump.  There are three groups of people who will vote for Trump: those who supported Trump in 2016, those who have come to support Trump, and those who are so frightened of Biden and the Democrats that they'll do anything to see Trump win.  This has the potential to be a sizable voting bloc, one that may give Trump more than the 30 states he won in 2016.  Don Surber (whose blog you should be reading) is predicting that Trump will not only win the 30 states he won in 2016, but will add another seven.  I'm beginning to think Don is on to something.  Don's starting point is that, subject to a vanishingly small number of exceptions, those people who supported Trump in 2016 still support him.  That means he'll get 63 million or so votes at a minimum.  That's a good start.  Next, add the people who have grown to appreciate Trump. [...]

Why I Want Biden to Lose More than I Want Trump to Win.  As regular readers of my column know, I'm no fan of Donald Trump.  And that's putting it mildly.  I don't like his chronic dishonesty.  I don't like narcissism.  I don't like his nastiness and his silly name-calling.  I detest his need to constantly cause chaos, as he did with a recent tweet suggesting we should postpone the 2020 presidential election.  There's nothing about this man's character that I like.  And I hope he wins re-election in a landslide.  Actually what I mean is that I hope the Republican candidate beats the Democratic candidate.  And I wish the Republican candidate were almost anybody else.

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I suspect Mr. Goldberg voted enthusiastically for Barack H. Obama — twice — so he doesn't really have a problem voting for someone who exhibits chronic dishonesty or narcissism.

Trump's Secret Weapon:  "The Black Silent Minority".  No, I'm not kidding.  I believe the black vote will be the key to President Trump's coming electoral landslide.  No, it's not a "Black Silent Majority."  Trump and Republicans aren't winning a majority of black votes in 2020.  But we don't need a majority.  We just need a "Black Silent Minority" to clinch a Trump victory. [...] I believe a "Silent Minority" of black Americans are conservative.  I believe this "Silent Minority" will vote for Trump, now more than ever.  Not in spite of Black Lives Matter, or defund the police movement, or riots across America.  But because of all of that.  Will it be big enough to give Trump 30%, or 40% of the black vote?  Of course not.  But all Trump needs to guarantee re-election is to double his black vote percentage from the 8% in 2016 to 16% in 2020.  If Trump gets 16%, Democrats have literally no path to victory.

This is good:
Bill Gates whines Team Trump won't listen to him.  Bill Gates is the smartest guy in the room, nay, on the planet, and he wants everybody, from the White House to the medical community to John Q. Citizen in Anytown, U.S.A., to know it.  How else to explain his feigned incredulity on CNN of America's coronavirus test process to that of other nations?  Let's remember:  Gates is a computer guy.  He's not actually a medical expert.  This is what he said when asked by CNN host Fareed Zakaria to explain America's handling of the pandemic, as Mediaite noted:  "I wouldn't have predicted that we would do so poorly."

Trump Stands Between You and the Poverty the Democrats Have Ready for You.  Speaking at the Whirlpool Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio, on Thursday, President Donald Trump once again articulated the guiding principle of his administration:  "The duty of a president is to put this nation's own citizens first.  That's why my administration swears by two simple, but crucial rules, buy American and hire American."  His twilight struggle with the Democrats over the future of the nation, or whether the nation will even have a future at all, is coming down to the question of whether that principle will be upheld and defended, or consigned forever to the dustbin of history.

Navarro and Mnuchin say DOJ cleared Trump executive actions as Democrats mull legal challenge.  White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is sure President Trump's recent executive actions on coronavirus relief will pass any legal challenge against them.  "I'm confident that every single one of those orders, which cleared through the Office of Legal Counsel, will stand up," Navarro said Sunday [8/9/2020] on NBC's Meet the Press.  Over the weekend, Trump signed an executive order and memorandums regarding economic relief for those who have faced job losses and financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Trump's move came after Congress failed to reach a deal to pass a second relief package.  Trump's actions called for a payroll tax cut, enhanced unemployment benefits, an eviction moratorium, and student loan relief.  The actions, however, have come under attack from Democrats and some Republicans who believe the president getting involved with congressional decisions is an overreach of power from the executive branch.

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend.  The question is, "Which of two package deals is better for the nation?"  (a) Donald Trump and Republican policies or (b) Joe Biden and Democratic policies?  There are no other choices.  The nation will either have the option (a) or option (b) as a whole package for at least the next four years, and probably longer.  If I withhold support from Trump, that makes it easier for Biden to win, and thereby for Democratic policies to bring (in my opinion) great destructiveness to the nation.

President Trump wittily shuts down a snarky reporter.  [Scroll down]  One of the reporters opened, not with a question, but with an accusation.  "You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but we lost 6,000 Americans this week, And just in this room, you have dozens of people that are not following guidelines in New Jersey, which say we should not have more than 25 people...."  Trump answered, "No, they don't have to.  It's a political activity..."  At that point, the people assembled booed the reporter so loudly that the President fell silent.  When the room was quiet again, he resumed.  "You're wrong about that because it's a political activity.  They have exceptions.  Political activity.  And it's also a peaceful protest."  The room exploded with laughter, as Trump continued, "And as you know, they asked if they could be here.  And to me they look like they all have, they pretty much all have masks on. [...] A president with that kind of quick wit — "I would call it peaceful protests" — is a strong president.  Americans recognize that he has the mental acuity and toughness to take on whatever the world throws at him.

Why President Trump is Our Only Hope.  [Scroll down]  This man, left his massive gold-covered mansion where he could retire happily and play golf all day long.  But this man put his wealth aside and went to work for free, for $1 a year, for me, for you, for us, for AMERICA.  While other presidents became rich from the presidency, this man LOST over 2 billion dollars of his wealth during this short 4 years of his life.  Yet, he donated 1 million dollars to flood victims in Houston.  He put aside his amazing retirement lifestyle for getting ambushed every single day by the media and the Radical Left Democrats that trash this man who works for them until 1 AM for free.  He doesn't do it for money or power, he already had it.  He is doing it so their houses will be safe, so their schools will get better, so they will be able to find jobs or start a new business easier, so they will be able to keep few dollars in their pockets at the end of the month while other presidents before him made sure to keep digging in their pockets and empty them for taxes.

Trump campaign credits rebooted nightly briefings for surge in polls.  President Trump's re-election team says his rebooted nightly coronavirus briefings are the new campaign trail stump speech — crediting them with a recent surge in his poll numbers.  "We know that every time the president is able to speak directly to the American people, it's a needle mover," one senior campaign official told The [New York] Post.  "They want to see the president is out front and leading and they can see that's exactly what he's doing," they added, pointing to the fact that opponent Joe Biden hasn't been seen outside his Delaware bolthole for weeks.

"Sentence first; verdict afterwards."
Biden Says He Wouldn't Stand in the Way of a Trump Prosecution.  Wednesday [8/5/2020] during an interview at the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Virtual Convention, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said that while prosecuting a former president would not be "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of the Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Donald Trump after he is out of office.

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It would be very dangerous to play that game, if the Republican Party had any backbone at all.  Barack H. Obama still has a lot to answer for.

How the Media Could Get the Election Story Wrong.  I spoke last week to executives, TV hosts and election analysts across leading American newsrooms, and I was struck by the blithe confidence among some top managers and hosts, who generally said they've handled complicated elections before and can do so again.  And I was alarmed by the near panic among some of the people paying the closest attention — the analysts and producers trying, and often failing, to get answers from state election officials about how and when they will count the ballots and report results.  "The nerds are freaking out," said Brandon Finnigan, the founder of Decision Desk HQ, which delivers election results to media outlets.  "I don't think it's penetrated enough in the average viewer's mind that there's not going to be an election night.  The usual razzmatazz of a panel sitting around discussing election results — that's dead," he said.

Trump to accept GOP nomination without press, RNC official says.  The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, said a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus.  While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more.

Trump scores win over Stormy Daniels' libel suit.  President Donald Trump scored a legal victory Friday [7/31/2020] as a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling tossing out a libel lawsuit filed against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels over a tweet Trump fired off about her in 2018.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accepted arguments by Trump's lawyers that he was merely offering his opinion and not leveling any factual claims of his own when he issued the tweet casting doubt on her claims that she faced intimidation as she prepared to go public with allegations that she and Trump had a sexual encounter.

Tick, Tick, Boom, Boom, Time's Up, Obama Goons?  Three fuses have been set and are now burning: (1) the explosive origin story of the Russia hoax, (2) the growing backlash against Democratic Party-endorsed Antifa domestic terrorism, and (3) the bottled up economy being shaken right now with one little thumb preventing a carbonated eruption.  They have the potential to redefine the final hundred days of this race in a way that the Democrats' electoral fraud cannot overcome.  It's a contest between a news media establishment that has gaslighted the American people regarding a Russia hoax of the Democrats' creation and all the Americans who have felt that their votes have been taken hostage since 2016. It's a contest between Democrat mayors turning American cities into war zones where Antifa insurrectionists can throw Molotov cocktails and bricks at police officers free from consequences and a growing number of Americans who finally understand that the socialists running the Democratic Party mean to keep going until the whole nation burns.

Levin slams Washington Post publisher over Reagan Foundation 'conflict of interest'.  Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin criticized Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan Sunday [7/26/2020], describing Ryan's dual role as chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute as a clear conflict of interest.  On Saturday, the Post reported that the Reagan Foundation had demanded Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) cease fundraising off of the 40th president's name and likeness.  According to the report, the foundation took particular issue with the Trump 2020 campaign offering — in exchange for a $45 donation — a commemorative coin set that included one piece with Trump's likeness and another with Reagan's, mounted on a photograph featuring both men from 1987.

Trump responds to Reagan Foundation request to stop using Ronald's image.  President Trump is hitting back at former President Ronald Reagan's presidential foundation for asking his campaign and the Republican National Committee to stop using his likeness for fundraising.  In a tweet posted Sunday afternoon [7/26/2020], the commander-in-chief called out Frederick J. Ryan Jr., chairman of the Reagan Foundation board and publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, after the foundation told numerous news outlets it had asked the RNC to stop using the former president's name and image to raise money.

Biden and the Democrats Can't Win by Insulting Americans.  It turns out you can insult your way to the presidency, so long as you're insulting the same people Americans dream of insulting, too.  Donald Trump insulted the D.C. mammon-worshippers who sold out American workers for communist China, and 68% of Americans agreed.  He insulted a political class that had done nothing but aid and abet illegal immigration at the southern border, and 57% of Americans agreed.  He insulted the self-appointed priests of political correctness, and 65% of Americans agreed.  He insulted an American government golem that has spent more time and money fighting foreign wars than building bridges, fixing roads, and constructing state-of-the-art airports at home, and 58% of Americans agreed.  Sometimes he did it with a well crafted speech, sometimes with a raucous rallying cry, and other times with a schoolyard taunt that fixed itself firmly around his opponent's neck like a clove of freshly cut garlic.  What he never did was insult indiscriminately, and he never turned his ire toward the American people.

Trump: No 'Big, Crowded' Republican National Convention in Jacksonville This Year.  President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he would cancel the in-person mass gathering of the Republican National Convention (RNC) scheduled for August in Jacksonville, Florida.  "To have a big convention, it's just not right," he said.  Trump said that the recent flareup of the coronavirus in Florida would put too many people in danger, including people traveling to the convention.

President Trump Cancels Jacksonville Portion of RNC.  President Trump on Thursday cancelled the Jacksonville portion of the RNC Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. [...] President Trump made the announcement today [7/23/2020].  [Video clip]

Police Officers Association of Michigan Endorses Donald Trump.  The Police Officers Association of Michigan on Thursday [7/23/2020] endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election.  "Unlike most elections where political opponents share many opinions and goals, this presidential election presents two very different candidates," President James Tignanelli wrote in a letter announcing the endorsement of President Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden.

More Evidence That Trump's Silent Majority Is Real.  When President Trump insisted last month that his supporters included a substantial silent majority that isn't represented in the polls, the Democrats and the corporate media devoted a surprisingly large amount of energy to "debunking" the claim.  Indeed, their reaction was so shrill and ubiquitous that they seemed, to paraphrase Hamlet's hapless mother, to be protesting too much.  A new poll released Wednesday by the Cato Institute suggests a reason for this frantic reaction to Trump's assertion.  The survey of 2,000 Americans 18 years of age and older unambiguously indicates that the reluctance of moderates and conservatives to share their political views has increased significantly since 2017.

Joe Biden's advantage over Trump with Black voters is currently smaller than Hillary Clinton's was.  The death of George Floyd and subsequent protests reshaped the presidential race.  It brought race relations, racism and police brutality to the forefront.  In that time, former Vice President Joe Biden's advantage over President Donald Trump expanded from about six points to closer to 10 points.  Interestingly, however, Trump continues to do something perhaps unexpectedly among Black voters:  Hold his own against Biden relative to many people's expectations.  There have been over 10 national live interview polls since the protests began for which I could assess Black voter sentiment in the presidential race.  Altogether, we're looking at well more than 1,000 interviews.

Rev Al Sharpton calls Trump a 'bigot' after he joked that he would rename Fort Bragg after him.  Reverend Al Sharpton has hit back at President Donald Trump after he used the civil rights activist's name to mock efforts to rename Fort Bragg.  In an interview on Fox News on Sunday, President Trump poked fun at the efforts of those seeking to rename the military base in North Carolina which is currently named after the Confederate General Braxton Bragg.  Speaking to news anchor Chris Wallace, the president said: 'Because I think that Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, all these forts that have been named that way for a very long time.

As city violence surges, liberal mayors engage in social media feuds with Trump officials.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, in Portland, Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler has been dealing with violence and rioting that has plagued the city for weeks.  The Department of Homeland Security has sent in federal law enforcement, leading to accusations from Wheeler and others that they have been exacerbating the violence. [...] DHS has still not left the city, which led to a major controversy on Friday when officials were videoed bundling a protester into an unmarked vehicle.  Democrats demanded an investigation by the DHS inspector general, arguing that it was excessive and illegal.  DHS defended the move, saying they had information that the individual was suspected of assaulting agents or destroying property — and were acting quickly due to an approaching mob.

Doubts.  I had doubts about Trump at the very beginning.  Since 1992 I have shied away from this thing about "so-and-so would be perfect because he has his own money and can't be bought."  So I had doubts about them with Donald Trump.  But, he did make it work.  Then the establishment DC types came down on him like a ton of bricks, including the establishment Republicans, and so the time came to admit there was such a thing as a Deep State.  Couldn't doubt it anymore.

Will Black Voters Abandon Democrats in 2024?  Joe Biden owes his nomination to black Democrats, who never joined the revolution led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, closed ranks around the former vice president, and overpowered the rest of the Democratic coalition to rescue his candidacy.  But Biden is struggling with black men and younger black voters and Democrats know the votes of black Americans will become more difficult with each future election.  Many black Americans feel taken for granted by the party and have become increasingly disillusioned with politics and politicians in general.  In particular, younger non-white voters consider Biden an out of step relic from an era of leadership they believe failed them on policing and criminal justice, climate, the influence of corporate money in politics, and tolerance of discrimination of all stripes.  They are more open to President Trump's message than party officials could have imagined following his upset election in 2016.

Trump Remains the Only Man in Washington to See the Danger.  Donald Trump is still the only man in Washington who understands that America is in trouble and the nature of the trouble it is in.  We were reminded of this during his moving speech at Mount Rushmore, in which he honored our greatest of all statesmen while calling on Americans to defend — without apology — our home, our people, our heritage, and our principles.  Most importantly, Trump put his finger squarely on the designs of the revolutionaries seeking to destroy our Republic, replace the equal protection of the law with arbitrary privilege, and transform America into a despotism "completely alien" to a nation founded in liberty.

A Pandemic of Democrat Proportions.  The most virulent scourge affecting the United States today is not the Wuhan coronavirus; rather, it's the politicization of the pandemic by leftist Democrats to remove a duly elected President.  History has never witnessed a more concerted effort to negate the will of the American electorate.  Donald J. Trump has endured this unprecedented onslaught of vitriol, hate, and falsehoods perpetrated by leftist Democrat politicians, mainstream propagandists, and liberal progressives.  Consequently, the government has been at a virtual standstill as Democrats inflict one manufactured crisis after another on the American people with the goal of removing the President.

Donald Trump Tears into Joe Biden's Entire Agenda at White House Press Conference.  President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of criticism at the White House against former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday [7/14/2020].  "Joe Biden's entire career has been a gift to the Chinese Communist Party," Trump said.  The president spoke during an evening press conference in the White House Rose Garden on China.  "Joe Biden and President Obama freely allowed China to pillage our factories, plunder our communities, and steal our most precious secrets," Trump said.  But Trump's criticism of the former Vice President did not stop at China.  The president repeatedly referred to a list of Biden's policy proposals on several issues, including infrastructure, immigration, energy, law enforcement, and education.  "This is Biden.  Biden's gone radical left," Trump said.

It's called "the silent majority."
Does Trump have a secret well of unreported support?  In Alabama, the Republican party nomination for senator provided a surprisingly large victory (over 25% points with 50% of the vote counted) for Jeff Sessions's opponent, Tommy Tuberville, the former Auburn football coach.  This likely ends the long political career of Sessions after Donald Trump supported Tuberville.  It appears that the Trump faithful have determined that the former attorney general's recusal over the Russian investigation cannot be forgiven.  Alabamans have decided that a political novice such as Tuberville is preferable for the general election against sitting Senator Doug Jones (D).  This is a likely pick-up in the U.S. Senate for Republicans.

Goya Boycott Doesn't Bode Well for Civil Society.  There must be no real outrages left in America if so-called progressives have nothing better to do than turn their collective rage on Goya, because the ubiquitous food company's president went to the White House where he announced he was giving 1 million cans of chickpeas and another million pounds of food to American food banks.  The brute, Goya President Bob Unanue, had the cheek to praise America's chief executive during a round-table with Hispanic leaders.  Unanue said America was "blessed" to have a leader like President Trump who is "an incredible builder."  He added:  "And we pray.  We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and grow."

Viva Goya!.  "Goya (food products) CEO Robert Unanue, whose great grandfather founded the company as a Spanish immigrant in 1936, praised President Trump last Thursday [7/16/2020] at a White House event, saying the U.S. is "truly blessed" to have a leader like him.  The comments immediately sparked a backlash among Latino leaders, (italics mine) including former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who called for a boycott of the brand," reports The Hill.  Result?  "Goya Foods is doing GREAT.  The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!" (President Trump tweet, July 15).  Indeed, some have rebranded the boycott as a BUY-cott.

Bodega Owners Reject Goya Boycott, AOC Hardest Hit.  Following Goya CEO Robert Unanue's praise for President Trump at a White House event, social media was alight with calls to boycott the food maker.  Leading the fight was Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Proving that Twitter isn't real life, the boycott has already proven to be a failure and it took yet another hit today.  The United Bodegas of America (UBA) said it will keep stocking Goya products.

Why Hispanic business owners are urging you to BUY-cott Goya products.  It all began after Bob Unanue, Goya's CEO, committed the grave sin this month of praising President Trump.  As The New York Times reported, the backlash surged following Unanue's recent visit to the White House, where he dared to suggest that America was "blessed" to have Trump as its leader.  Cue the Twitter hysterics.  Did any of these boycotters stop to think about the impact their actions would have on the more than 13,000 bodegas in the Big Apple — and on hundreds of thousands more stores all over the country that sell Goya products, a staple of the Hispanic dining table?  Did they stop to think about the thousands of black and Latino workers Goya employs?  The boycotters say that Unanue crossed the line with his words, because Trump has disparaged Hispanic immigrants.  Even if they are right, however, their own actions would, if successful, do greater harm to Hispanics than any of Trump's words.

Cancel Culture is a Mighty Tool of Fascism's Advance.  [Scroll down]  AOC is but one of the geniuses urging a boycott of Goya Foods because its CEO, Robert Unanue, dared to praise President Trump.  Mr. Unanue, of course, is not alone.  The list is long, from the coaches who use the wrong words, to the proposed rescinding of admission of the student who also praised Mr. Trump (the rescinding has been, for now, aborted), and even to the canceling of a virtual speech by the President's daughter.  That is but a small sample, and readers undoubtedly know of many more that, especially, do not involve the President such as a Superbowl-winning quarterback being forced to grovel for criticizing the practice of kneeling during the anthem.  And, ridiculously, they've canceled The Duke, John Wayne!  This is all done, of course, not in the name of fascist totalitarianism but to correct the evils of capitalism or to improve race relations or in the name of some other liberal cause, [...]

Trump says Goya boycott backfired: 'People are buying like crazy!'  President Trump on Wednesday said the boycott on Goya Foods "backfired," claiming people are now buying their products "like crazy."  [Annoying pop-up advertisement]  "@GoyaFoods is doing GREAT.  The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!" Trump tweeted.  [Tweet]  The president's tweet comes as Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food label in the country, faced backlash after its CEO Robert Unanue praised the president during an event at the White House last week.

Ivanka Trump helps Goya 'buy-cott' with message in Spanish; AOC and the left are up in arms.  First daughter Ivanka Trump has entered the Goya Foods tug of war, with the senior adviser to President Donald Trump featuring the company's slogan in a tweet.  "If it's Goya, it has to be good," the president's daughter tweeted, along with a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya black beans in a Vanna White-like pose.  And to be sure the message reached as far as it could, Ivanka repeated the slogan in Spanish:  "Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno."

Uh-Oh: AOC's Goya Boycott is Having a Massive Effect Across the Country.  After Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue visited the White House for a Hispanic jobs initiative and said nice things about President Trump, the wise and tolerant left had a tantrum and threatened to destroy his company unless he bends the knee to them.  AOC, the job-killing congresswoman and Joe Biden climate adviser from New York, took to Twitter to support a boycott.

Black Lives Matter Mural at Trump Tower Draws Angry Crowd.  [Scroll down]  Remember #DefundThePolice?  That sure went away in a hurry, didn't it?  It turns out people don't want to leave their neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime, no matter how many times you call them racists.  All of this lying, race-baiting, and violence isn't just random chaos.  This lunacy is all part of the Democrats' plan.  If you want to control people, you need to set them against each other.  You need to make them afraid to say the wrong thing, and "the wrong thing" can change at any moment, for any reason or no reason at all.  If people can get killed for saying all lives matter, they'll stop saying it.

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I Will Not Be Purged.  The 2 operative phrases here are "if you want to control people" — YES THEY DO! — and "you need to set them against each other."  What better way to do that than through fear and outrage?  Once you understand that you've explained 99% of the Democrat/Progressive strategy employed since the day Donald J. Trump announced he was running for president.  The allegations he was racist/sexist/homophobic — which continue unabated to this day without substantiating evidence, the collusion hoax — which people believe to this day, without substantiating evidence, the Ukrainian affair, the "kids in cages" outrage, the endless COVID lies, BLM allegations and demands, "systemic racism" claims, the continuing demand for police defunding: all explained when you understand the basic strategy of fear-mongering and control.  And now, a new way to wedge the Hispanic community against their enemy: boycott Goya!  Their CEO went to the White House!  And praised President Trump!  Destroy his company!

An Attack On Goya Is An Attack On U.S. Hispanics.  As a first-generation Cuban American raised on Goya products, it is revolting to see the far-left's attack on the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States, simply for supporting President Trump's Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.  This is an initiative to help communities like mine obtain better access to educational and economic opportunities.  Goya has an impressive history of helping Hispanics like myself.  They have helped families, students, churches, Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, and even orphanages.  Last year, President Trump helped Goya's charitable arm, Goya Gives, successfully deliver truckloads of food to Venezuelans who are starving under the Nicolas Maduro regime.  This week as part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, Goya announced its donation of one million cans of food, and one million pounds of product to food banks across the United States, which would benefit individuals and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Goya has not only given back to the people from my community, but it's also a staple of Hispanic culture.

Goya Outrage Shows Cancel Culture [is] Out of Control.  It was the kind of program that, ordinarily, liberals would cheer.  To hear them tell it, expanding the opportunities for minorities has always been their party's idea.  But when President Donald Trump took a stab at it, announcing a business and educational project aimed directly at Hispanic people, the left wasn't about to cut him some slack.  And worse than that, they're out to destroy anyone who does.  For Goya CEO Robert Unanue, Thursday's executive order had been a long time coming.  Like most Hispanic Americans, he was eager to work with the administration to improve his community's way of life.  When Trump invited Unanue to join his Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, he eagerly accepted.  And, at the signing ceremony, he praised Trump, saying:  "We are all truly blessed ... to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.  We have an incredible builder, and we pray.  We pray for our leadership, our president."

Behind The Goya Boycott Is The Legacy Media.  The rolling fallout of the Cancel Culture targeting Goya Foods is the perfect education point for the dynamics of how the loudest, angriest fringes on Twitter leverage the agenda-driven media to create hysterical responses devoid of context or rationality.  It all started at a routine Rose Garden affair last week when the CEO of Goya Foods Robert Unanue spoke at the White House's Hispanic Prosperity Initiative along with President Trump.  Unanue said the blasphemous unthinkable:  The United States was "blessed" to have a leader like Trump "who is a builder."  Unanue's grandfather was a builder who came to America — via Spain and Puerto Rico — and where he ended up starting Goya Foods in New Jersey.  Unanue has an obvious and understandable fondness for builders.  Of course no one is allowed to say something even nuanced about the President, let alone actually nice, without the leftist hordes of haters raining down a fiery hail of digital and financial destruction on them.

Trump Needs to Scale the Real Wall of 2020.  Donald Trump is trying to break through a 2020 wall.  By January 2019, after over three years of failed efforts to impeach him, sue him, indict him, impoverish him, and destroy him, the Left had failed.  The economy was booming.  Trump's tweets were mostly bragging about his accomplishments.  And the Left was dumbfounded that both impeachment and Mueller, in Nietzschean fashion, had only made Trump stronger.  Then came an unexpected trifecta catastrophe — plague, a quarantine-induced recession, and a leftist cultural revolution in the streets.  Suddenly, the Left saw all of that as a gift that might succeed where its own self-constructed melodramas had failed. [...] The discredited pollsters of 2016 reemerged, this time even convincing once-burned, never-again Las Vegas bookies that Trump was toast.  Leftists, depressed over the progressive implosion in the Democratic primaries, now rebranded Joe Biden as a useful septuagenarian.  He could carry them to victory before being pushed aside.

Poll Shows Trump on Track to Win Reelection.  A new poll conducted by the Washington based Democracy Institute for the Sunday Express shows President Trump tied with his rival Joe Biden at 47 percent, but surpassing him in the electoral college 309 to 229.  These positive results for Trump come amid a constant drumbeat of negative media coverage in recent weeks that paints his electoral chances in November as virtually nil.  According to the shock poll, Trump is "on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where he outpolls Vice President Biden by 48 percent to 44 percent."

Here's What Happened When One Man Wore a MAGA Mask to the Mall.  The cultural battle brewing in the United States has bled into almost every element of public life, including online interactions, media, public statues, and academia.  That battle has also now bled into shopping, an activity that once separated political discord from civil life.  One supporter of President Trump learned that his opinions were not at all welcome in an Arizona shopping mall when a manager of Bath & Body Works literally shrieked an expletive at him for daring to don a "MAGA" face covering while walking past the store.

Goya boycott backfires bigly as Trump supporters buy up Goya products like it's Christmas.  The Left's "Boycott Goya" campaign to bully and silence Goya Food CEO Robert Unanue for praising President Trump backfired in epic fashion after scores of Trump supporters launched their own counter-boycott called "Goya Buy-cott."  The "Buy-cott" campaign inspired countless Trump supporters to go to their local stores and buy up Goya olives, seasonings, beans, and frozen foods like it's Christmas.  In fact, Goya couldn't have asked for better marketing if it had paid millions of dollars in prime-time TV and newspaper ads.

Goya CEO defies boycott led by AOC and Chrissy Teigen after he said 'we are blessed to have a leader like Donald Trump'.  The CEO of Goya Foods admitted Friday he is facing a backlash after praising President Donald Trump at White House event - but said: 'I'm not apologizing.' Among those calling for a boycott were Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and model Chrissy Teigen, an outspoken Trump critic who is also a cookbook author, who tweeted: 'Don't care how good the beans taste though.  Bye bye.'  Others included Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton playwright, and former presidential candidate Julian Castro who said Unanue praised someone who villainizes Goya's customer base.

Goya Foods CEO won't apologize in face of boycott, backlash for pro-Trump remarks: 'Suppression of speech'.  Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue said on Friday that he is not backing down in the face of a boycott over his visit to the White House.  "We were part of a commission called the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and they called on us to be there to see how we could help opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics and among the United States," Unanue told "Fox & Friends."  Unanue said that the United States is the second-largest Hispanic country in the world behind Mexico.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks to 'cancel' Goya, America's top Latino-owned food company.  The president of Goya Foods, America's largest Latino-owned food company with $1.5 billion in sales, did something virtually every other U.S. CEO has been way too chicken to do:  he praised President Trump.  And for far leftists such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that was ample reason to put the successful minority-owned company out of business.  Here's what the man said to merit the socialist death sentence. [...]

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I would never have heard of Goya, except that I discovered they make really good rice pudding, also known as arroz con leche.

A One-Hundred Percent American.  Many Americans, after they have been in Washington, D.C., for a few years, become less fervent about their beliefs.  Donald Trump has become more fervent about the things he believes. [...] For some reason Americans both on the left and the right have taken a pass on defending American values and beliefs.  Donald Trump is not taking a pass.  He is indignant.  If he has to stand alone he will stand alone for American values.  He did not come to Washington to get along with the Establishment.  He came to defend our values and to use the American system of capitalism and democratic values to assure our prosperity.  He is doing just that.  Did you note this past week's economic news?  Or how about the good economic news of the month before?  My guess is that Donald will not be standing alone this election day.  That is my prophecy.  He will have the American people with him, and Official Washington will again be without a clue.

Point of No Return.  Since Trump led a revolution against all the established factions of both parties, they joined hands to deny him any honeymoon.  The first three years of his presidency were consumed by the almost certainly criminal Trump-Russian collusion hoax and the spurious impeachment attempt.  By late January, Trump's success in almost eliminating unemployment, oil imports, and illegal immigration, and his revival of economic growth, revision of trade agreements, and elevation of nearly 200 constitutionalist judges, had made his election appear almost inevitable.  The Democrats naturally shrieked with glee at the prospect of shutting down the economy to fight the COVID-19 virus, and have continually demanded an economically self-strangling shutdown for an indefinite period.  The pandemic has had the additional blessing of giving Democrats an excuse to hide their candidate in his basement, as Joe Biden is obviously not up to the very tough process that a successful presidential candidacy requires.

Here's how Trump gets reelected.  "Panic sets in at the White House over Trump's reelection prospects."  That was the headline on a piece this week by Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, who we trust to tell the truth.  He said President Trump's advisers are, "sounding alarms.  There's widespread panic and pessimism over fears the economic comeback will be derailed by surging coronavirus cases.  The failure of the Tulsa rally to reignite momentum and seemingly continuous missteps like retweeting a video with the words white power in it."  Well, here's what I think about all that.  There is no need to panic but there is an urgent need for a plan.

Act or Be Acted Upon.  Information without action is antithetical to its purpose.  This is why we miss Andrew Breitbart so much.  Additionally, what a shallow example would I be to myself if cast against this site's masthead.  We all need to summon the courage to be Andrew Breitbart.  With that in mind; and entirely based on a carefully catalogued and irrefutably true set of records; on a very specific and consequential issue that cuts to the core of some of the most powerful interests in our nation; I set about planning an insurance policy of sorts.  An "in case of emergency, break glass" kind of approach; perhaps even a 'broken arrow'.  I have been working this since late summer 2018, specifically the evening after I said President Donald Trump was going to fire Jeff Sessions on the day after the 2018 election.  (He did)  By December '18 it was seriously underway.  I have gamed-out every possible outcome you can imagine; and now enter a phase where I shall be organizing the specific details, and hopefully allies, in order to get an unstoppable chain of events in motion.

A Night at Mt. Rushmore.  Friday's celebration at Mount Rushmore reminded me of Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" where after a wild witches' sabbath, church bells ring, the sun comes out and the witches vanish.  For weeks now we've watched the Antifa-BLM-just plain thugs and looters' witches' sabbath — rampaging through our streets, defacing and destroying treasured memorials, looting, shooting, beating innocents and murdering them.  Not a single Democrat leader has condemned these things, choosing instead to pretend these are peaceful protests against police brutality.  Every four years they gin up some incident to create the impression that this is a racist society that requires radical reformation and conservatives are to blame.  The media once again played along, hiding the faces of those arrested for the mayhem, downplaying the destruction of lives and property and foolishly finding racism everywhere, [...]

At last!
Report: Trump Regrets Taking Jared Kushner's Advice, Done With His 'Woke (Expletive)'.  A new report is out claiming that Donald Trump has recognized his current track isn't one to victory and that he's changing course.  Specifically, he's taking aim at son-in-law Jared Kushner for giving him bad advice and pushing policies that haven't helped the President's re-election chances.  This is coming from Axios, and all caveats when dealing with the anonymous reports apply, but Jonathan Swan has been pretty solid when it comes to sourcing within the White House.

Are we being set up for another stunning Trump win?  With five months until the election, things couldn't look any worse for the president of the United States.  His approval rating is down to 40%. People are getting tired of his antics and the insults he hurls at his opponents.  The media is increasingly confident that, come November, the voters will elect a new chief executive.  This might sound like June 2020, but I'm actually referring to June 1948 — when President Harry Truman, a Democrat, was running to keep his job against Republican Thomas Dewey.  The similarities between the 1948 and 2020 elections are striking.  Like President Trump, Truman often ruffled feathers with his salty language.  At one point, Truman even described Dewey as a fascist, a term not taken lightly just three years after World War II.

Trump Will Win If He Responds to Righteous Voter Rage.  The 2020 election will be decided in the fall by swing voters in ten or 15 states.  Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, those voters were leaning to reelect President Trump, largely on the powers of incumbency and a near-record vibrant economy.  The Democratic left-wing primary agendas, from the New Green Deal to reparations, the clownish candidates of the Beto O'Rourke and Corey Booker sort, the arrogance and meltdown of Mike Bloomberg, and Joe Biden's cognitive impairment collectively frightened voters.  Meanwhile, the booming economy, record energy production, record-low minority unemployment and reckoning with China had overshadowed Trump's cul de sac tweeting, 93 percent unfavorable media coverage, and the three-year slow-motion coup of the 25th Amendment nonsense, Russian "collusion," Robert Mueller, Ukraine, and impeachment.  Then came the contagion, the lockdown, the recession, and the collective madness of looting and arson, which in turn led to the present anarchy of statue toppling, cancel culture, name-changing, and McCarthyism 2.0.

This is not something one would expect with Trump in the White House:
Navy bans troops from indoor religious services but permits protests and house parties, law firm says.  The Navy is banning service members from attending indoor religious services due to the coronavirus and troops could be court-martialed as punishment, a religious freedom law firm tells Fox News.  Major Daniel Schultz, USAF, currently assigned to a Navy command, is requesting a religious accommodation to attend the church where he leads worship after the Navy issued an order on June 24 stating "service members are prohibited from visiting, patronizing, or engaging in ... indoor religious services."  Mike Berry, the First Liberty Institute general counsel who sent a letter on behalf of Shultz on Monday morning, called the order "unlawful and immoral" and is calling on President Trump to immediately demand its removal.

2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry.  The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues.  It is not anymore.  Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in November.  The left had cited Trump's tweets and erratic firings as windows into his dark soul.  The right had replied that an addled and befuddled Joe Biden was not really a candidate at all.  Instead, he was a mere facsimile who would have to be carried to Election Day on the shoulders of the Democratic Party, only shortly to fade away.  Then a radical vice president soon could implement a hard-left agenda through succession that she could not through election.

Trump's planned trip to Mount Rushmore draws fire from Native American activists.  President Donald Trump's plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people.

Bolton's Memoir Undercuts Hype as Impeachment's Would-Be Star Witness.  In late January, John Bolton became the latest — and unlikeliest — official to enjoy a moment of Resistance glory.  A New York Times report about Bolton's forthcoming memoir fueled round-the-clock expectations that the former national security adviser would substantiate the core allegation at the heart of President Trump's then-ongoing Senate impeachment trial — that the president tried to coerce Ukraine into opening an investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden in a quid pro quo for military aid.  Compelling his testimony was cast as a matter of national urgency.  Bolton was never given the chance as Senate Republicans voted to block witnesses and acquit Trump on both impeachment counts.  In the publicity blitz for his new memoir, "The Room Where It Happened," Bolton has tried to keep the initial narrative alive.

Trump Fights the Last War.  [Scroll down]  The point being that the president is not a conservative, in the sense either of political ideology or temperament.  He has some conservative sensibilities and has mastered some right-wing tropes.  But he's not a conservative thinker wedded to a conservative policy agenda.  That's hardly a revelation.  He's not wired to think in those terms.  He's not a progressive, either.  What is he, then?  Does it matter?  After all, he's president not because of what he is but what he isn't — which is Hillary Clinton.  That's fine, but Republicans and conservatives who've been supportive of Trump should not delude themselves that things have changed, that the president has evolved into a conservative because we'd like him to be one, or because he occasionally proclaims himself one.

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Okay, at least he isn't Hillary Clinton, nor is he Joe Biden.  That's enough for me.  Everything else is gravy.

The Political Genius of Donald Trump.  The word 'genius' is not often appended to Donald Trump, except perhaps by himself, but he has demonstrated since early 2016 that he does indeed have a rare political genius.  A man not given to modesty, President Trump can rightfully claim he embodies the American ideal of an assured sense of purpose that comes from totally believing in one's own greatness.  His campaign slogan of 2016 — "Make America Great Again" — was as much about his own greatness rubbing off on America as it was about America's destiny.  It is precisely this quality of character that has enabled Trump to be what he has become:  the current symbol of the greatness that America once was and is already becoming again.

Trump Wars Sequel — Return of the Coronavirus.  Return of the Coronavirus is the latest episode in the ongoing Trump Wars saga.  It began with the Access Hollywood Tapes, followed by the Obama administration illegally spying on Trump and his campaign, then on his transition team and administration.  There was Stormy, Avenatti, and Omarosa.  Then came the Ukraine phone call and impeachment.  Finally, the Chinese virus.  Coincidentally, or not, the first person in the US with the Wuhan Coronavirus arrived in Seattle on the same day the House arrived in the Capitol carrying impeachment articles.  The virus led to shutting down the US economy over fears, some reasonable but many unfounded.  As the economy began to reopen, at least in red states, another sequel was released, Prosperity Wars.  Protests and riots, mass property and business destruction, an actual war on prosperity, along with cancellation of anything and everything offensive to Democrats and their media, anarchist, Marxists, and white guilt allies.

Smartypants HBO comedian John Oliver owes President Trump a deep apology for mocking his prophecy that just came true.  John Oliver embodies the mentality of the elitists who look down on President Trump and his supporters as ignorant buffoons even better than his HBO colleague, Bill Maher.  The very people whose self-regard is dependent on their academic credentials, social standing and career prestige adore Oliver as the sort of person they'd like to be. [...] With all this standing as an Important Voice, Oliver should face a reckoning for mocking President Trump when he warned us in 2017 that after the mob was done with Confederate monuments, the Founding Fathers would be next, a prophecy that played out just last week.

'A Much Dirtier Game' — Trump Wants To 'Get Involved' In Making Advertiser Boycotts Illegal.  President Donald Trump wants to personally "get involved" in making advertiser boycotts illegal, he told the Daily Caller in an exclusive interview.  Trump spoke with the Caller for more than an hour on a variety of issues — including racial inequality, coronavirus, China, John Bolton and the 2020 election — but opened the conversation by accusing activist groups calling for advertising boycotts, a means of protesting platforms or groups they don't agree with, of playing "a much dirtier game."  "A friend of mine bought a couple of conservative sites," the president stated from behind the Resolute Desk.  "And he said, anybody that advertises on the site is being harassed."

This Leftist Tantrum Is an Information Operation and Trump Is Winning It.  [Scroll down]  This still an information operation, not a kinetic one.  They want to convince us we are powerless, that everyone else supports their commie agenda, that we cannot win.  Their tactics are designed to create that impression and crush our morale.  These include the 24/7 media hype, the outright media lies, the movie stars with their dumb PSAs, the staged statue attacks, the corporate solidarity proclamations, the social media cancellations, and the craven kneeling by people who are supposed to stand up for us.  But another tactic, familiar to any student of insurgencies, is to provoke an overreaction by those in power in order to undermine its moral authority.  They want is to make us (including the president) think this is a kinetic operation, and get our side to make fundamental strategic errors by failing to recognize the true nature of the threat.  They hope that such a mismatch between perception and reality will then lead to gravely damaging blunders.

Voice of America director, deputy resign amid Trump clash.  The director of Voice of America and her deputy resigned Monday [6/15/2020] following recent clashes with the Trump administration that have sparked fears about the independence of the U.S. government-funded news organization.  Amanda Bennett and Deputy Director Sandy Sugawara announced they were leaving the organization as Trump ally and conservative filmmaker Michael Pack takes over leadership of the agency that oversees VOA.

Trump niece reveals she leaked tax documents to New York Times.  President Trump's niece is set to reveal herself in a tell-all book as the confidential source behind a prize-winning story on the family's finances.  In Too Much and Never Enough, due in August, the daughter of Trump's late brother Fred Trump Jr. will detail "harrowing and salacious" stories about the president, people with knowledge of the book told the Daily Beast.  Mary Trump is expected to explain how she was a primary source for the New York Times's blockbuster investigation into Fred Trump Sr.'s business dealings, supplying tax returns and other confidential documents that showed how the president received nearly $413 million from his father's real estate empire, starting when he was a young child.

The Enthusiasm Gap.  Are Democrats fired up for the 2020 election?  Undoubtedly.  But are they as fired up as Republicans?  I don't think so. [...] The Democrats know they can't match Republicans' eagerness to go to the polls, so they have come up with an alternative — no one goes to the polls.  Instead, we have a mail-in vote system in which many millions of ballots are mailed to people who have died, moved or are ineligible to vote.  Those ballots will fall into a wide variety of hands, but the Democrats know that law-abiding Republicans won't fill them out and fraudulently send them back.  Many Democrats will.  In order to combat voter fraud, Republicans need a wide advantage in voter enthusiasm.  At the moment, I think they have it.

More Than One Million People Sign Up For Trump's MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  President Trump's mega MAGA rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the hottest ticket ever!  By Sunday [6/14/2020], more than 800,000 people signed up for tickets to attend Trump's first rally after the COVID-19 lockdowns.  And by Monday OVER ONE MILLION Trump supporters signed up to attend the rally!

More Than 800,000 People Sign Up For Trump's MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  President Trump's mega MAGA rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the hottest ticket ever!  By Sunday [6/14/2020], more than 800,000 people signed up for tickets to attend Trump's first rally after the COVID-19 lockdowns.  The mega MAGA rally was originally scheduled for June 19 (Juneteenth), however, President Trump moved the rally to Saturday, June 20th.

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The number of people who have signed up for tickets is twice the population of the host city.

Trump's planned Tulsa rally has leftists in a panic.  Trump is careful to pick his battles.  Sticking to the June 19 date for his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma was an unnecessary battle, so the rally is currently set for June 20, a date that even leftists can't challenge.  Despite the date switch, it looks as if over 800,000 people have signed up to attend.  Faced with that datum, the media have stepped up their efforts to try to reinstate Wuhan Virus fear.  When the Trump campaign announced that Trump's first post-lockdown rally would be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, leftists, both within and outside the media, tried to shut down the rally by contending that the date chosen was racist because it coincided with "Juneteenth," a remembrance of the emancipation announcement in Texas in 1865.  As a backup, they argued that the location was racist because, in 1921, local Democrats engaged in a horrific racist attack against Tulsa's black community.  Trump, who knows when to fight and when to walk away, didn't take the bait on this one.

Never Trumpers are always wrong.  Democrats are despicable in their mendacity, race-baiting and incitement of violence, but they have the excuse of trying to win an election.  It's Never Trumpers who deserve the most scorn, especially the inadequates from the Lincoln Project.  With anarchy on the streets and China on the warpath, they empower America's enemies.  We must never forget their treachery.  They claim to be conservatives, yet they do everything they can to ensure America falls into socialist hands in November.  They style themselves as defenders of the traditional GOP, yet they endorse Joe Biden, with his problematic moral history, and promise to disarm Americans.  The Lincoln Project is the brainchild of embittered former GOP grifters who failed to anticipate the Trump phenomenon and were not talented enough to overcome their miscalculation.  Trump derangement is the only occupation open to their washed-up careers, so they are doomed forever to tilt at windmills.

Donald Trump Backs Police:  Do Not Falsely Label Decent Americans as Racist.  President Donald Trump on Thursday defended police officers across the country, urging Americans to work together to improve race relations.  "We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear, but we will make no progress and heal no wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots," Trump said.

Rioters have given Trump a landslide re-election victory.  The recent turmoil that has gripped our nation in the form of riots, looting, arson, and other criminal acts is another reason why President Trump will be re-elected in a landslide.  When you look across our country and see masked marauders beating store-owners unmercifully because they were trying to save their businesses, and there are no cops in sight to protect them, you know that liberals are in charge in those places.  When you see news clips of rioters roaming through commercial districts in large cities, ripping down storefronts, pillaging the contents, and running off with flat-screen TVs on their shoulders, cases of liquor, and shopping baskets filled with high-priced sneakers, you might think you're watching a sci-fi flick depicting the end of civilization.  However, it's important to keep in mind that the violent behavior of those uncivilized thugs is being watched by hundreds of millions of civilized Americans who are seeing the results of liberal policies in those cities.  When hoodlums know that the city's leaders are on their side, why should they obey laws?  Undoubtedly, the liberal elected officials in those blue states refuse to take necessary action against the rioters because they view them as a large part of their voting bloc.  Does anyone with an I.Q. higher than a fire hydrant think any of those rioters will be voting for President Trump?  He, along with other strong Republican leaders, have been calling for the use of force to put the savages back in their cages.  Only morons believe that placating ferocious animals will make them stop attacking us.

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President Trump already had a landslide re-election coming after the impeachment fiasco.  His re-election was guaranteed by the coronavirus lockdown tyranny.  Everything the left throws at him works for his benefit, because it shows the American people how dangerous the socialist Democrats really are.

Trump versus all the crazed liberal lies.  Brace for the fight of your life.  The biggest difference between today and four years ago is that this time they know Donald Trump can win.  Sure, it was ugly last time.  They despised him, because they despise you.  They wanted to destroy him, because they don't care about you.  They told endless lies about him because they are fundamentally dishonest people incapable of arguing about the vital issues Mr. Trump built his campaign around.  But honestly, none of them in 2016 ever thought he could win.  Until he did. [...] It is true, these people threw everything they had at Mr. Trump in 2016.  They lied about him relentlessly.  They blamed him for every ill known to man.  But that was a tame, little mutton race compared to what these people will do to Mr. Trump this time — now that they know he can win.

Law-and-Order African Americans Stand With Trump.  Leftists have launched yet another campaign to destroy President Trump, the economy, and the hopes of the African-American community which had been seeing record employment numbers.  If you believe the media, African-Americans are rising up against President Trump because of a police incident in Minneapolis, a Democrat city, run by radical lefties who voted to disband the police, in Minnesota, a Democrat state, which had not voted for a Republican since Nixon, over 1,000 miles away from Washington D.C.  And, if you believe the media, the economy is doomed, and every state that opened before the riots has streets filled with piles of the pandemic dead.  The latest Rasmussen tracking poll shows that President Trump's approval rating among likely black voters is at 41%.  That's up from 40% in the fall of 2018 which had been a high at the time.

'Somebody cooked up the plot': The hunt for the origins of the Russia collusion narrative.  Armed with subpoenas, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., want to interrogate a slew of Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials hoping to identify who invented and sustained the bogus Russia collusion narrative that hampered Donald Trump's early presidency.  And while Graham and Johnson aren't exactly Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, they and their GOP cohorts have a theory worthy of a Tom Clancy novel-turned-movie:  The Russia collusion investigation was really a plot by an outgoing administration to thwart the new president.  "What we had was a very quiet insurrection that took place," Sen. Marsha Blackburn, the Tennessee Republican, told Just the News on Thursday as she described the theory of Senate investigators.  "And there were probably dozens of people at DOJ and FBI that knew what was going on.

Seven Thoughts on the Civil War the Other Side Wants So Badly.  [#7] Today's Democrats are too stupid to understand history, and they're reelecting Trump with every building that burns.  You don't have to go any further back than 1968 to know that when America gets its fill of domestic violence and insurrection, it votes for the most conservative candidate it can find. [...] Nixon was the law-and-order candidate.  It didn't really matter what else he was; the Silent Majority gave him the job and a mandate to put an end to The Sixties.  Democrats have been trying to recreate The Sixties ever since, and the public has been trying to tell them The Sixties weren't all that awesome.

Unhinged Episcopal Bishop Calls in to CNN to Trash President Trump for Holding Bible without Her Permission — Says Nothing About Criminals Who Torched Church!.  Following President Trump's visit to the torched church the Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde attacked the US President for holding a Bible at the church without her permission. [...] It's not clear why this woman believes she gets to decide who can, and who cannot, carry a Bible.

Pelosi, Clinton and Schumer triggered by Trump's boss-walk to St. John's church amid riots.  Senator Marco Rubio defended President Trump for visiting St. John's Episcopal Church after leftists set fire to it the previous day during the mass riots and looting that occurred in Democrat-run cities across the country. [...] Predictably, Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pounced on President Trump for visiting the church and in so doing, sending the message to rioters that he will not cede the country to lawlessness and anarchy.  In a statement, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer blasted Trump. [...] Naturally, Pelosi and Schumer said nothing when their presidential candidate, Joe Biden, staged a contrived photo op where he opportunistically tokenized a black protester to shamelessly pander for black votes.

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It would be interesting to know the last calendar date Pelosi, Clinton, or Schumer saw the inside of a church, for any occasion other than a funeral.

Tucker Carlson Rips Jared Kushner:  Trump's Instincts 'Have Been Subverted At Every Level'.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted White House adviser Jared Kushner as one of those responsible for subverting President Donald Trump's "instincts" on key issues that affect his presidency.  Commenting on the ongoing protests, riots and general lawlessness taking place in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, Carlson used part of Monday night's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" opening monologue to take aim at "key advisers," including Kushner, who don't understand the "gravity of the moment."

When the riots aren't just a news story anymore.  When Donald Trump tweeted "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," he was saying nothing more than the truth.  He was not glorifying violence, no matter what the imbecilic, micro-brained morons at Twitter claimed. [...] Trump wasn't glorifying violence.  He was warning the rioters and looters that they are poking the sleeping dragon.  In World War II, the Japanese and Germans (who declared war on America two days after Pearl Harbor) thought that one good Japanese bombing and a German threat would keep America out of the war.  They were wrong.  Instead, they roused the arsenal of democracy.  Today's rioters are wrong too, but we may be in for an ugly time in America as roused law-abiding Americans teach the rioters a well-deserved lesson.

The Economic Fallout of the Lockdown and Riots will not Diminish Support for Trump.  Since November 9, 2016, the nation's elites have been obsessively determined to either use the unchecked clout of the deep state to force Donald Trump to resign, or failing that, so besmirch him and his voter base as to ensure his defeat in 2020.  For the first three years of the Trump presidency both stratagems were employed in tandem.  However, with the abject failure of the Russian collusion hoax and the Ukrainian impeachment fiasco, these conspirators are now left with relying on the besmirchment option and doing everything possible to make certain that the coronavirus lockdown and the burning of American cities by the militant wing of the American left will deleteriously affect the economy going into November of 2020.

Chaos is now Donald Trump's biggest threat.  For most of Donald Trump's brief political career, chaos has been his friend.  He draws energy from an endless storm of difficulties and controversies that would send most presidents into the fetal position.  Critics and supporters alike compare his presidency to a reality television show, one that always ends with the leading man getting the last word.  From Russia, Russia, Russia to Ukraine and impeachment, Trump's time in the White House has been a continuing roller-coaster ride between danger on one side and disaster on the other.  A political Houdini, he has always escaped and emerged stronger in victory, but now comes the biggest test.  He is in the middle of his reelection campaign just as public disorder is expanding and accelerating, leaving many Americans extremely unsettled and fearful about the future.

Let's look at the latest strategic distraction-deception-misdirection Donald Trump is undertaking.  [Thread reader]  Look what Trump can do:  "Section 706 [of the Communications Act of 1934) could effectively function as a 'kill switch' in the U.S. — one that would be available to the president.  It could also give the president power to assume control over U.S. internet traffic."  [Link]  I highly recommend that you read this list of all the new powers Trump has under our current national state of emergency:  [Link]  Trump has no desire to publicly pound the tech giants into the dirt.  He knows he needs to work WITH them.  So he's telling them to knock it off, because he has the power to FORCE THEM.  This is how Trump negotiates.  In secret.  So REGARDLESS of what executive order Trump signs, the REAL deal is that the tech giant know that they MUST cooperate and stop interfering in the election.

Trump on Russia Hoax: 'When the Papers Come Out' We Will Learn Obama 'Knew Everything'.  President Trump sat down with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on Sunday [5/17/2020] to discuss the shocking decision that was heard 'round the politics world on Friday.  National Intelligence Director Richard Grenell announced his office will "strip the FBI of its duties briefing the presidential 2020 candidates."  Grenell's decision comes after an overwhelming amount of newly released documents show the questionable actions and political bias that took place in the 2016 election.  Bartiromo mentions the "former FBI director Jim Comey infamously briefed President-elect Donald Trump on January 6th, 2017, just one day after he met with President Obama and other top officials in the oval office."

Beware the Confident Experts, Take 2.  Discussing Trump's reelection chances with anchorman Brian Williams, prominent Democratic strategist James Carville was caustically dismissive.  "They were going to lose before this [coronavirus] hit.  They're just going to lose worse now," Carville said. "...It don't matter if the Dow is 35,000, he's not going to win.  He wasn't going to win when unemployment was 3.5%; he's certainly not going to win now."  That sounds a lot like the misplaced certitude we heard in 2016.  Don't fall for it again.  Trump may lose in November, or he may win, and James Carville doesn't know any better than you or I what the outcome will be 5½ months from now.

Trump Will Survive the COVID-19 Economy.  As recently as Friday [5/15/2020], Gallup confirmed that Trump's job approval rating remains at 49 percent, unchanged from April and tied for the best of his presidency.  These polls belie the claim that Trump is the Hoover of our era and show that the voters already know where the blame lies.

On Trump-Hatred.  It's not rocket science to say the beginning of Trump hatred came from the Clinton campaign.  He was once feted in New York, even by liberals.  How did it change from high regard to hated?  One thing is clear, dislike was instant once Trump entered the race as a Republican, increased as he ran, and took a quantum leap forward when he won the election.  To this day the hatred has grown on a level hardly thought possible.

Trump cans Obama appointee.  Media alarmed.  President Donald John Trump finally fired Democrat henchman Steve Linick as inspector general at the State Department.  Obama appointed him in 2013 and a Democrat Senate confirmed him.  He apparently wiled away his time giving documents to House Democrats.  Politico made this politico out to be a martyr.  Its story described him as a Justice Department veteran, which is true but he is also politically active.  Having someone in your administration who is working to have you impeached and removed from office is unacceptable.  The story said, "Trump's move infuriated Democrats who say he's trying to circumvent oversight of his administration, undermining the ability of other branches to hold him accountable.  The move follows Trump's anger at being impeached, but it also comes as the White House struggles to combat the corona virus pandemic just months before the presidential election."  How does firing a mole circumvent oversight?

Trump fires Steve Linick, Obama appointee who briefed Congress on Biden-Ukraine ties.  President Trump on Friday night [5/15/2020] fired the State Department's inspector general, saying in a letter to Congress that he no longer had confidence in the Obama administration appointee.  The president's letter did not mention Steve Linick by name but said his removal would take effect in 30 days, The Associated Press reported.  Linick, a former assistant U.S. attorney in California and Virginia who has held the IG position since 2013, had overseen reports that were highly critical of the State Department's management policies since Trump took office.

Obama-Appointed State Department Inspector General Fired.  The State Department's Inspector General, Steve Linick, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, was fired Friday night [5/15/2020].  Ambassador Steven Akard, a former career foreign service officer, will replace him, according to Politico.

The Peculiar World of Dr. Fauci.  The previous president deployed the upper reaches of the FBI and DOJ against candidate and President Trump.  As the president says, these were "dirty cops," and despite Robert Mueller and his squad of partisan Democrats, their efforts came to nothing.  The dust had barely settled when some mysterious "whistleblower" outed a Trump phone call.  That brought in State Department troops such as George Kent, William Taylor, Gordon Sondland and Marie Yovanovitch.  They produced no evidence that Trump had done anything wrong but did showcase their own bias, incompetence and arrogance.The same was true of National Security Council drones Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman.  This show-trial led to impeachment proceedings that also failed to remove Trump from office.  The economy was booming and Trump holding forth at rallies, but then came the coronavirus.

U.S. Supreme Court wary of presidential 'harassment' in Trump finances fight.  In a major showdown over presidential powers, U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over President Donald Trump's bid to prevent congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial records but seemed more open toward a New York prosecutor's attempt to secure similar records.

Trump's Critics Can't Have It Both Ways.  The left's position on the nation's proper response to the pandemic, though shrouded in the language of compassion, is incoherent and morally repugnant virtue signaling.  Since this calamity began, many national Democratic leaders, the left-wing media and various never-Trumpers have been more interested in smearing President Donald Trump — no change there — than helping to solve the myriad problems caused by the coronavirus.  They wanted it both ways.  President Trump was doing too much, and he wasn't doing enough.  Before the outbreak, numerous Democrats were downplaying the virus and condemning Trump as a racist for his China and Europe travel bans.  Later they blamed Trump for not taking the virus seriously, when in fact, they were taking it less seriously than he was.  But being a progressive means never having to say you're sorry — and that yesterday's inconsistent positions are deemed wiped from our collective memory.

Liberal Media Scream:  Bill Maher wants cops to drag Trump out after loss.  In this week's Liberal Media Scream, talk show host Bill Maher, speaking with Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder, is so convinced that President Trump will lose reelection and refuse to leave the White House that police will have to be called in to drag him out.  But while Holder said that federal agents have the power to force Trump out, Maher doubted that they would because they like Trump.

Trump on course for reelection, even if he loses the popular vote.  The ongoing chaotic mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis would seem to jeopardize President Trump's reelection prospects; however, an analysis of the Electoral College vote puts Trump in a favorable reelection position. [...] Several factors work in Trump's favor.  First, former Vice President Joe Biden's debating and campaigning performances have ranged from inarticulate to incoherent.  Also, his expressions and tone of speech focus on the past and do not resonate with younger voters.  Second, despite an endorsement from Bernie Sanders, the especially fervent Sanders supporters will not vote for Biden.  They are driven by issues and ideology, not loyalty to Sanders personally.

New Yorker journalist Hendrik Hertzberg asks about 'military coup' against Trump, claims he was sarcastic.  Liberal journalist Hendrik Hertzberg courted controversy Sunday by bashing President Trump and openly questioning in a tweet:  "Time for a military coup?"  After a request for comment, the left-wing New Yorker magazine reporter weakly attempted to defend himself in a tweet, claiming he was being "sarcastic."  Hertzberg, a longtime political commentator and staff writer at the New Yorker, was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and later served as then-President Jimmy Carter's chief White House speechwriter.  Over three hours after his initial tweet made waves, Hertzberg followed up by tweeting:  "As somebody or other once said, I was being ... sarcastic."

White House officials say Trump works so hard, he often misses lunch.  President Trump's schedule is so packed amid the coronavirus crisis that he sometimes skips lunch, his aides told The [New York] Post — refuting a report that the commander-in-chief spends his days obsessing over TV coverage and eating fries.  White House staffers said the president works around the clock and can make five dozen work-related calls a day during the pandemic.  "I can tell you that the biggest concern I have as a new chief of staff is making sure he gets some time to get a quick bite to eat," White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told The Post.

No, Poison Control Calls Aren't Suddenly Spiking After Trump's Disinfectant Comments.  On Thursday [4/23/2020], the president suggested that perhaps an "injection" of disinfectant could help cure people of COVID-19.  Critics of Donald Trump went to town — and rightfully so! — while supporters scrambled to settle on a defense (both "he didn't really say that" and "he did but it was sarcasm" have been in play).  By Saturday morning, social media was abuzz with articles about people calling poison control centers, each crafted to illustrate how Americans had apparently taken Trump's ramblings to heart and consumed household disinfectants like Lysol and bleach.  The problem?  Articles shared as illustrations of this actually said no such thing.

Dr. Deborah Birx says Trump meant no harm with disinfectant comments: 'He likes to talk that through out loud'.  White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx defended President Trump in an interview on "Watters' World" that aired Saturday, saying the president meant no harm by inquiring about using disinfectant to possibly treat coronavirus.  Trump, in his White House coronavirus task force briefing Thursday, appeared to suggest that light and disinfectants, respectively, might have the potential to treat the coronavirus — prompting a number of stories condemning the comments, others seeking to defend the president and a scathing tweet from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  The president has since said he was being "sarcastic" with his comments.

Hydroxychloroquine Derangement Syndrome.  Trump derangement syndrome (TDS), according to Urban Dictionary, is a "Contagious, debilitating psychiatric disorder manifesting in a precipitous decline in intellectual and emotional stability and resilience."  The contagious and debilitating bits sound much like the Wuhan flu.  TDS, also known in infectious disease circles as Covfefe-45, not to be confused with Covid-19, has mutated into another form, namely hydroxychloroquine derangement syndrome, referring to the abject media hysteria over the innocuous prescription medication.  Attorney General William Barr even noticed and, "Claimed that the Washington press corps is on a 'jihad' against President Trump over his promotion of an anti-malaria drug to treat the novel coronavirus."  This is simply a small battle in the larger war against all things Trump, which the left and the media (sorry to be repetitive) have been engaged in since June 2015 when candidate Trump rode down the escalator at Trump Tower announcing his candidacy.

Why Does an Epidemic Bring Out the Worst In Liberals?  Over the last month or two, as the coronavirus has burst into public consciousness, we have witnessed a long-running show called Liberals Behaving Badly.  Liberals like Nancy Pelosi initially pooh-poohed the virus and criticized President Trump for taking meaningful action against it by blocking travel from China.  But once it became apparent that the virus would be a significant problem, they did a 180 and began to accuse Trump of not doing enough.  We have all seen this ad nauseam, and there is no need to catalog thousands of instances. [...] We have also seen an outpouring of hope from liberals that conservatives will die from the virus.  I can't readily think of a parallel in our history.

Newly Declassified Evidence:  Russia Didn't Try to Help Elect Trump in 2016.  It has become conventional "wisdom" on the left that Russia wanted Trump to win in 2016, and therefore they helped his campaign.  The latter belief was debunked by the Mueller report — though many on the left still believe it.  The theory that Russia wanted Trump to win has also persisted, but newly declassified evidence suggesting that Russia was spreading false information about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign "is calling into question the Obama administration's intelligence assessment that Moscow was trying to help the Republican win the 2016 election," according to a report from Just The News's John Solomon.  Evidence recently declassified by DNI Richard Grenell and Attorney General Barr revealed that as early as July 2016 British intelligence operative and FBI informant Christopher Steele was involved in an FBI investigation of Trump.  The same evidence showed that the FBI was repeatedly warned that Steele was susceptible to Russia disinformation and that U.S. intelligence had "concluded some of his Hillary Clinton-funded dossier's claims about Trump were false information planted by Moscow's intelligence services."

Trump plays clip of Gov. Cuomo praising federal coronavirus response.  President Trump played a clip of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praising his administration during a briefing from the White House coronavirus task force on Sunday [4/19/2020].  In the 2-minute clip from Cuomo's own briefing on the virus earlier Sunday, the governor said that the federal government had "stepped up and was a great partner" to the Empire state.  "These were just extraordinary efforts and acts of mobilization," Cuomo said, referring to the Navy-built hospital at the Javits Center and the USNS Comfort.  After the footage played, Trump said the clip had left out "the good part" — apparently more compliments from Cuomo.

Was Trump the Only One in Washington Innocent of Russian Collusion?  [Scroll down]  Consider just how much of DC ended up taking part in the lie.  Brennan and the CIA constructed fake Russian spy rings throughout Europe;  Nellie Ohr passed this same imaginary Russian intel to her husband, Bruce, and the FBI;  Lynch, Comey, and McCabe used this elaborate but fake Russian conspiracy to file fraudulent FISA applications and pursue Section 702 bulk surveillance on anyone and everyone who ever worked near or for Donald Trump;  Robert Mueller used all this American-made kompromat to bully Trump campaign associates into accepting unethical plea deals, while hiding real Russian collusion by the Clinton campaign;  Senator Feinstein repeatedly covered for Fusion GPS's perjury by leaking confidential transcripts, while her former intelligence staffer, Daniel Jones, worked to raise funds for Fusion GPS's defense and continued counterintelligence operations against President Trump;  Richard Burr joined Mark Warner on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to give our intelligence agencies cover by justifying their illegal spying on a domestic political campaign;  Adam Schiff spent the last four years doing the Russians' bidding by further dividing the country with reckless and wholesale lies that the sitting president is a Russian agent; and the whole apparatus of the American press spun this fantastic tail of Russian collusion, while giving each other First Amendment prizes for their bravery, acumen, and Jayson Blair-like persistence.  Only in Obama's America could a hoax as fraudulent and unsubstantial as this one come to fruition.

Political Elite Plays Its Last Card.  Every day, the battle lines are drawn more clearly for what promises to be a memorable election.  The Democrats infamously lumbered the president with an investigation into his relations with Russia that they knew to be unfounded.  Then they attempted a completely spurious impeachment proceeding (with no believable evidence that he had committed the alleged offenses which, in any case, were not impeachable). [...] Then the coronavirus epidemic miraculously appeared, just when all hope seemed lost.  They lunged to seize their last, best, chance.  They accused the president of responding to the virus frivolously, but he shaped up quickly and got ahead of the play by shutting down direct flights from China on January 31.  Then Democrats and their abettors in the press accused Trump of ignoring science, which was quickly aggregated up to an accusation of being an anti-science know-nothing. [...] The Democrats and their media partisans whipped up a state of panic and conjured a virtual Old Testament plague that mortally threatened everyone.

Treasury Department was right to keep Trump tax returns private, watchdog says.  President Trump can keep his elusive tax returns under wraps — for now — with the collapse of House Democrats' latest attempt to make them public.  The Treasury Department's top watchdog ruled that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin acted correctly when he withheld six years' worth of Trump's IRS filings from prying eyes on the House Ways and Means Committee.  "The Department processed the request properly," acting Inspector General Richard Delmar wrote to committee chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) in a letter made public Friday [4/10/2020].

Admiral Giroir Exposes Obama Holdovers Who Released "IG Report" In the Middle of a Pandemic.  One of the things that bugs me the most about some in the conservative media is the incessant demand that we continue to give people the benefit of the doubt when they've earned none.  We've seen this dynamic in how criticism of the FBI has been handled despite the obvious evidence of widespread malfeasance.  For another example, two Obama holdovers recently released an IG report during the ongoing Wuhan Virus pandemic that makes claims about testing wait times.  Immediately, some suspected politics were at play while others claimed it was out of bounds to suggest such.  My opinion is that you'd have to be incredibly naive to not ask questions about the timing of such a release.  When is the last time an IG released a critical report while a crisis was still unfolding?

Ohio State Rep Wants to See Trump Prosecuted at the Hague for Touting Untested Drug.  An Ohio state lawmaker said Sunday that she wants to see President Trump prosecuted in the international court for alleged crimes against humanity.  The crimes in question?  The president's continuous promotion of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment for the coronavirus[.]

President Trump Is Taking The Lead In The Campaign To Save America.  Will this deadly pandemic give renewed life to those wanting to fully transform America's delivery of health care?  Will we opt to travel less and commute less?  Will face-to-face communication, both at work and at home, be replaced more and more by Skype and Zoom and Facetime and Google Duo?  Will we gather and commune differently?  Will we save more, spend more or simply bury all our valuables under the mattress?  As COVID-19 makes uncertainty an everyday reality, where no one and no thing is spared, all bets are off when it comes to predicting what lies ahead, and who will lead us there.  Yet if you had to make one wager today, bet on President Donald Trump to keep his job for another four years.  Here are three reasons why: [...]

Wars Visible and Invisible.  Dealing with a viral epidemic is a complex matter for any leader.  It requires a balancing act between reassurance and caution.  Avoiding panic is one priority; sounding sufficient alarm so that potential targets will take precautions is another; and the two can obviously be in conflict.  That's why in wartime if the nation's leader mis-speaks, or makes mistakes in assessing the battlefield, his countrymen who are dependent for their survival on his leadership normally rally around him, and hope he will do better.  The last thing they do is exaggerate his errors, and do everything in their power to undermine his effectiveness as their leader.  Not so with Trump.  The visible war to destroy his presidency by destroying the man has continued unabated throughout this crisis.  Trump's first action against the invisible enemy was his decision in January to ban all travel from China, the epicenter of the contagion.  This life-saving move was immediately denounced by his chief political rival, former vice-president Joe Biden: [...]

Trump's approval rating is up most among those who don't vote.  There's no doubt now that Trump is experiencing a bump in his popularity following his response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The ABC News/Washington Post poll is quite similar to the Monmouth University poll that came out earlier this week, for instance.  But what is interesting to me is that Trump's jump is coming disproportionality from non-voters.  Normally Trump does considerably better among voters than among adults.

How Donald Trump Has Turned the Pandemic to His AdvantageCovid-19: The Reality Show has taken cable TV by storm.  The plot is nominally about a war against an invisible Chinese invader that has already killed over 1,200 Americans. [...] The star is Daddy Donald, a brilliant if erratic father figure, who sometimes rambles on, as fathers are wont to do.  He is ably supported by his younger brother, Uncle Mike, who is loyal, steady, competent, and boring.  With every strand of his snow-white hair perfectly in place, Uncle Mike always says the right thing.  He is as predictable as Donald is unpredictable.  Consequently, we pay more attention to Donald, wondering what he will do next.  Donald understands this and cultivates his reputation for unpredictability.  After a generation in which males, especially TV fathers, were portrayed as bumbling fools, Donald breaks the stereotype.  He is a wartime president who appeals to about half the population, mostly male, as a decisive and creative leader who says what we had been thinking but were afraid to say.

'Dr. Win-the-War' vs. the Mouse.  [Scroll down]  The unelectable Trump had given way to the impeachable Trump, who was replaced by the distinctly beatable Trump, a vision it was increasingly hard to believe in as the economy disobediently boomed and the president's poll numbers rose.  Then, like the Seventh Cavalry guided by a beatific apparition, the coronavirus pandemic descended.  It wasn't quite the Trump exit his enemies had wished, but it would do and it was providential.  Trump would shut everything down after being pilloried for overconfidence and ineffectiveness, the economy would wither, the pandemic would do to him politically what the Iran hostages did to Jimmy Carter, and the Democrats could claim in the autumn that if he had just acted more quickly, all would be well, and the disease-driven poverty of America was Trump's doing.

Democrats Might Find It Better To Concede 2020 To Trump.  A lot of Americans may be put off by the gruff, in-your-face, even braggadocious manner of leadership exercised by President Donald Trump.  They may not believe everything they hear this president say.  But seeing a 73-year-old tycoon with a reputation for self-promotion, who could be doing any kind of work or leisure he likes, yet instead pressing his nose to the grindstone in public service, day after day — actually hour after hour, apparently — amidst much ridicule, can assuage any and all reservations, probably even for many who voted against him.  "He is being the kind of leader that people need — at least in tone, today and yesterday — that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty," said Dana Bash of CNN, not one of this president's favorite news sources.  She said Trump "used the bully pulpit in the way presidents are supposed to."

Trump['s] Job Approval Rating Surges to [the] Highest Point of [His] Presidency.  According to the RealClearPoltiics poll of polls, Trump's approval rating sits at a very healthy 47 percent, beating his previous record of 46 percent by a full point.  What's more, Trump's disapproval rating dipped to 49.5 percent, his best showing since February of 2017, the month after he assumed the presidency.

No, Trump is not in Violation of the Emoluments Clause.  The Trump administration has been under siege from the left's self-professed "legal resistance," which has accused the president of violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause since part of the earned revenue from his hotels, for example, come from non-Americans who pay to stay there.  This past Sunday during a coronavirus briefing President Trump defended himself saying he was not breaking any law and even said that President George Washington "had two desks... a presidential desk and a business desk" — this was a deja-vu of last year when, after reversing his decision to host world leaders at one of his own properties during next year's Group of 7, he dismissed Democratic efforts as the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution that prohibits a president from illegally profiting from his business while in office.

Who is Our John Galt?  [Scroll down]  In China, the communist government refused to acknowledge the danger of the coronavirus.  They silenced doctors that tried to warn the world, lied about the virus' infectivity (human to human), and refused USA CDC professional help.  The Chinese government allowed the whistleblower to die.  They are the end result of accumulated power by politicos.  John Galt is not perfect, but he takes a stand.  Donald Trump is not either.  Trump tried to calm the hysteria that the media helped whip up.  As he lost control of the narrative, he adapted to the realities and changed the focus to ramp up the national response.  Flexibility is his strong suit.  Political acumen is another quality that he possesses.

Coronavirus will give Trump a second term.  Donald Trump is right now facing easily the biggest test of his presidency.  That's a crazy thought considering Trump was impeached just three months ago, spent his first two-plus years in office battling claims his campaign colluded with Russia, and faced allegations of campaign finance violations that included paying hush money to a porn star.  But the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is totally out of Trump's wheelhouse.

CNN's Axelrod Warns:  Trump Leading in Virus Crisis Will Help in Election.  While most of the liberal media were sniping at President Trump by trying to suggest he didn't take the coronavirus seriously or that he should face murder charges, CNN senior political commentator and former Obama adviser David Axelrod took time out of their Democratic primary night coverage to warn his colleagues not sleep on how the President was handling the situation, because he could ride it to victory in November.  Despite his big Super Tuesday wins that evening, Axelrod seemed concerned for former Vice President Joe Biden's chances against a President constantly on TV, leading the nation through the storm.  Shifting away from discussing how Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) needed to drop out of the race so that people weren't compelled to go to the polls and possibly contract the virus, Axelrod agreed with a previous point that the outbreak took away Trump's ability to hold large rallies.

MSNBC host and Trump critic Scarborough urges Americans to support the president amid coronavirus pandemic.  Joe Scarborough, co-host of the MSNBC show "Morning Joe," has spent the past few years slamming pretty much all things Trump, but on Tuesday, in the face of the growing pandemic, he had this change of heart:  'We only have one president at a time.  We have to do everything we can do to make sure this president succeeds.'

Coronavirus Will Give President Trump His Biggest Win.  The peace and prosperity of President Trump's first term in office was his biggest reelection asset, but also the greatest roadblock to his agenda.  A strong economy and a lack of major domestic threats lulled much of the country into a false sense of security. [...] The border crisis was remote for most people.  As were the continuing deaths in Afghanistan.  The media's torrent of smears and hit jobs, the sabotage of the administration by the bureaucracy, and a Democrat House bent on impeachment, made D.C. politics into the single greatest national crisis.  And that was exactly how they wanted it.  The Democrats didn't really think that they could impeach President Trump and the media didn't seriously believe that its hit pieces would force him out of office, but they contrived to divert the attention of the White House from its agenda with its Weapons of Mass Distraction.

They really got old Donald John Trump this time.  Forget the Russian Collusion hoax.  And the Emoluments Clause.  And Hurricane Maria.  And the Creepy Porn Lawyer.  And the 25th Amendment.  And the worst-since-the-Depression stock market crash of 2018.  And the Mueller Report.  And the Impeachment.  And the World War 3s with Syria, North Korea, and Iran.  No, this time, the Globalists Who Took Over America really have him with the corona virus.

Yale Psychiatrist Who Has Called Trump Mentally Unfit For Office Refuses To Offer Diagnosis Of Joe Biden.  A Yale psychiatrist named Bandy Lee has repeatedly claimed that Trump is mentally unfit for office.  Democrats in Congress have even had official meetings with her.  This woman has never even met Trump, but she feels perfectly fine offering her diagnosis, in a clear ethical violation of her profession.  Now that Joe Biden has become an increasing cause for concern, due to his aging mind, Bandy Lee refuses to offer a diagnosis of Biden.

Yale Psychiatrist Who Has Repeatedly Called Trump Mentally Unfit Refuses to Diagnose Biden.  Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee has repeatedly called Trump mentally unfit for office, despite the fact that she has never even met him.  This has been widely condemned as an ethical violation of her profession.  As concerns grow about Joe Biden's mental health, Lee is now refusing to apply the same standard to the former Vice President.

Clinton strategist:  Trump 'guaranteed' to throw Pence 'under the bus' and tap Nikki Haley for VP.  Former Bill Clinton strategist Paul Begala thinks President Trump is going to swap running mates in 2020.  The CNN political analyst made the prediction during a Monday panel event at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference.  Begala, who was a chief strategist during Clinton's 1992 campaign, said he thinks Pence will be replaced as vice president on Trump's ticket with Nikki Haley, his former U.N. ambassador.

That Went Well.  IMHO Trump was looking at this the wrong way.  He approached this as if the stock market was an ongoing referendum on his Presidency.  It's not - the underlying economy is what counts.  As to this coronavirus, its real, the danger is hard to quantify, and there are no obvious comparisons.  SARS was a million years ago before China became the world's manufacturer and a key part of so many supply chains.  So yes, if it gets bad enough the global economy could slide into recession and take the US with it.  But unlike in the 2008 collapse, where slack regulatory oversight of the mortgage market was a real problem, it would be hard to blame a coronavirus recession on Trump.  After all, he's the guy who wanted to cut back our dependence on China and bring manufacturing back to this country.

(Re-)launching Russiagate 2020.  On the heels of their impeachment debacle, somehow it seemed a propitious time for the Left to launch its sequel — Russiagate 2020: This Time We Get Him — No, Really! [...] Defending oneself against the Left's Russiagate lie is not proof of the lie.  Rather, it is proof that people such as Chris Murphy are lying with impunity, thanks to the complicit collusion media.

CBS News poll:  Most voters expect Trump will be reelected.  Whether or not they're voting for him, 65% of registered voters nationwide think President Trump will definitely or probably be reelected, including more than a third of Democrats who think so.  Republicans are especially optimistic: more than 9 in 10 expect him to win.

Sara Carter:  Dems acting as Russian 'tools' in attempts to further Putin agenda, delegitimize Trump.  Investigative reporter Sara Carter said Sunday that the Democrats' response to reports that Russia allegedly tried to interfere in the 2020 election proves they are mere "tools" helping to further the narrative created by Russian President Vladimir Putin.  "Democrats and 'Never Trumpers'... they keep bringing up that Vladimir Putin has this grand scheme and people placed inside the Republican and Democratic Party," Carter said on "The Next Revolution."  "Listen", she continued, saying that Russian intelligence offers didn't "need to look far for Russian agents because [Democrats] are doing all the work for Russia.  It must be a celebration.  All they have to do is say something and plant a little seed out there that 'Putin wants Bernie [Sanders]... Putin wants Trump... Putin wants Joe Biden,' and America is tearing itself apart."

The Next Coup Against Trump Has Begun.  It was inevitable.  After the Democrats failed to evict Donald Trump from office through the Mueller investigation and then the ridiculous impeachment over the Zelensky telephone call, they would have to try something else to ruin him before the November election.  Rush Limbaugh was the first to predict that they'd go back to the "Russia collusion" narrative, and they have.

Trump suggests 'calling Bob Mueller' after Sanders win following Russia report.  President Trump teased Democrats following a significant win by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Nevada Caucuses and a Washington Post report that Russia was trying to help Sanders win the Democratic primary race.  Sanders' victory Saturday — his second after being narrowly edged out in Iowa — has the Democratic establishment reeling, with former Vice President Joe Biden looking to turn things around quickly after finishing a distant second.  Trump offered some free advice.  "Are any Democrat operatives, the DNC, or Crooked Hillary Clinton, blaming Russia, Russia, Russia for the Bernie Sanders win in Nevada.  If so I suggest calling Bob Mueller & the 13 Angry Democrats to do a new Mueller Report, Democrat Edition," Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.  "Bob will get to the bottom of it!"

Trump says NOBODY briefed him about Russia helping Sanders campaign and claims Schiff leaked the story.  President Donald Trump has denied getting told by to intelligence officials that Russia is intervening in the 2020 primaries and — following an explosive report about a Capitol briefing on Russia's intentions. 'Nobody said it to me at all,' Trump told reporters at the White House Sunday [2/23/2020] as he departed for a trip to India, asked if he has been briefed that Russia is trying to help Sanders.  Trump also blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, who served as the lead House impeachment manager and whose committee got a briefing with a top intelligence official that led Trump to dress down outgoing Director of Intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Deep State snakes slither back after FBI, CIA swamp draining.  [Scroll down]  Soon The Washington Post had its own scoop, a report that "Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders' campaign."  Whoa, Nellie!  Inquiring minds are confused.  Whose side are the Russians on?  How can it be that Putin is trying to help both the Republican nominee and the likely Democratic nominee at the same time?  Is he stupid?  The better question is this:  Do Deep Staters and their media handmaidens think Americans are stupid?  Yes, they do.  They count on it.  It is troubling that Trump and Sanders were given conflicting information, suggesting that the intel officials don't have their facts right.  More telling about the aim is the fact that both briefings were leaked, demonstrating that nothing has changed and that insiders are still using classified information for political purposes.

John Bolton Admits Last-Minute Impeachment Leak Was A Publicity Stunt.  Former National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted Wednesday that his testimony in President Donald Trump's recent impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine would have had no impact on the trial's outcome even after sections of his upcoming book leaked attempting to convict the president in its final days.  "People can argue about what I should have said and what I should have done," Bolton said at Vanderbilt University Wednesday night during a forum with his predecessor Susan Rice, according to ABC News.  "I will bet you a dollar right here and now my testimony would have made no difference to the ultimate outcome."

Left Goes Bananas On Barr's DOJ After Ignoring Far Worse Under Obama.  No one should be above the law, Republican or Democrat.  Nor should our elected leaders undermine equal justice under the law.  Okay, now that these obvious statements have been made, what should we make of the 1,100 signatures to a letter calling on Attorney General Barr to resign amid all the debate regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ)?  As someone who served, albeit briefly, as a federal prosecutor, this question is of particular interest to me.  First, consider that the DOJ resides in the Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  Department of Justice Building.  Bobby Kennedy was his brother's closest political ally and advisor.  Does the media suggest we should re-name the building or raise a fuss because the younger Kennedy was political?

Too Often, Trump Critics Rely on False, Dangerous Ideas About National Security.  No question, President Donald Trump is an unconventional statesman.  On the global stage he looks like a fullback at a field hockey match.  Different doesn't always mean wrong — except to the critics who have gone to absurd lengths to weaponize policy differences to undermine the legitimacy of the president's decisions.  One of the most extreme and wrongheaded complaints is that this administration has violated how policy must be made.  Critics complain the president seems to have a mind of his own and the audacity to not reflexively implement the recommendations the bureaucracy cranks out.  Nonsense.  Not only is it wrong to suggest the White House must follow only the policy proposals its "experts" devise, it can at times be the worse step a president can take.

What Exactly Is Wrong with a President Putting America First?  While roughly half of the American population today thinks that the current occupant of the White House is one of the worst presidents in history, an active danger to the nation, there is still that pesky other half, which refuses to bow to our socialist, internationalist moral superiors and regards president Trump as an unparalleled champion of the American people, a true defender of the common man in a way that has not been seen in Washington for many, many decades.  On this President's Day, it's worthwhile to ask the question: what exactly is wrong with being America First?  If the president of the United States doesn't put America first, exactly which country should he put first?

Left Loses It Over Big Tech Chairman's Pro-Trump Fundraiser.  The left went bonkers on Twitter when news broke that Big Tech billionaire Larry Ellison was hosting a pro-Trump fundraiser at his estate.  Lefty outlet Vox Recode characterized the billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation's decision to support President Donald Trump as "unthinkable for a tech titan" and "a major coup for the Trump team."  Recode continued:  "Ellison is, after all, the country's fifth-richest person, with a net worth of almost $70 billion."  Vox Recode also issued a harbinger in its February 12 report:  "[T]he fundraiser is sure to expose the flamboyant 75-year-old billionaire [Ellison] to a new wave of political and corporate scrutiny."

What 'illegal order' is John Kelly referring to about Alexander Vindman?  It's former White House chief of staff John Kelly's turn to be the media's new hero for a moment after he said some mildly critical things about President Trump.  But I'm really confused about the part of his recent speech to some college students that's getting the most play on cable news because it suggests Kelly has either a false recollection of events or simply doesn't know what he's talking about.

Sen. McConnell urges Senate against passing War Powers Resolution.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is warning against limiting the president's war powers.  On Wednesday [2/12/2020], McConnell called Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) War Powers Resolution "blunt and clumsy."  He went on to say the legislation "severely limits" the White House's power to mitigate threats from Iran.

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opinion Helped Trump Beat The Democrats' Emoluments Lawsuit.  President Donald Trump had an unlikely ally in his fight against an anti-corruption lawsuit from congressional Democrats — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is leading a coalition of 186 House members and 29 senators alleging the president has unlawfully profited from foreign patronage at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., in violation of an ethics provision in the Constitution called the foreign emoluments clause.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the lawsuit on Feb. 7 on technical grounds, relying in part on a 2019 Ginsburg opinion.

Let's Stop Calling Them Never Trump 'Republicans'.  The faux "Republicans" behind the Never Trump tantrum "Lincoln Project" are so desperate to destroy Trump and real Republicans running for office that they're OK "even if that means Democratic control of the Senate and an expanded Democratic majority in the House."  That's not principled opposition, that's backstabbing.  The media and the Nevers insist on using the word "Republicans" because they want to create the illusion of some statistically significant, allegedly principled, resistance to the president from within his own party.

Trump's Supporters Are Not Cult Members.  We're Americans.  Former one-term Republican congressman and radio host Joe Walsh recently withdrew from running against Trump in the Republican primary.  He apparently got the message that his candidacy was dead when the Iowa caucus crowd responded with raucous cheers for Trump to his comment "if you want four more year of the Donald Trump show" and roundly booed his claim that the president "makes every day about himself."  Any birdbrain knows that Trump makes every day about us and the U.S.  The only reason he has had to talk about himself is because he's been under constant attack, and Democrats demanded his head.

The temerity of Tom Steyer.  Craven audacity in US politics knows no bounds.  Billionaire intruder Tom Steyer is currently running television ads in New Hampshire lamenting that Donald Trump has received a political boost from the Democrats' botched impeachment crusade, which ended this week in failure and humiliation — as is true for most Democratic crusades.  Trump is therefore going to be tougher to beat, he suggests in the new ad, and nominating an outsider like Tom is increasingly necessary.  What Tom forgot to mention is that no single private individual in the entire country was more responsible than him for fomenting the hysterical drive toward impeachment.  He launched a massive pro-impeachment pressure campaign in October 2017, long before a Trump/Ukraine phone call was a glimmer in anyone's eye.  Incongruously, Tom boasted about his impeachment advocacy this week on two separate national TV sages, a CNN town hall and last night's debate, without any apparent awareness of the contradiction in doing so while simultaneously complaining that "Democratic insiders"' impeachment bungle has helped Trump.

He wasn't scared before the debate, either.
ABC's Jon Karl:  After This Debate, Trump Isn't Scared.  ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl said that President Donald Trump's reelection campaign isn't exactly "quaking in their boots" after Friday night's Democratic debate.  During post-debate analysis Friday night, Karl was asked by ABC's Martha Raddatz about who he thinks "stood out" when it comes to the task of "going after Donald Trump."

Javanka's Concerning Ties To Google.  Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is in hot water over a salacious affair allegation revealed by an ex-business associate.  While the gossip rags are having a field day with those allegations, the more important story revealed in the leaks is Schmidt's ties to Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.

Trump Impeachment Backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi Has a Meltdown.  The people turned off this farce of Democratic Impeachment Theater long ago.  Americans aren't as dumb as some politicians think they are.  They paid attention for a while.  They read the transcript of his phone call to Ukraine — which needed military assistance — asking for an investigation into the Bidens.  But they figured this thing out.  They saw the flaws in the arguments.  Independent voters didn't think the call — which didn't ultimately prevent Ukraine from getting military aid and didn't lead to a Ukraine investigation into the Bidens — was grounds to remove a president.  Many Republicans don't think Trump's call was "perfect," as he insists, but they didn't want to remove him from office for it.  And they knew that a presidential election was less than a year away.  So, they decided to move on.

Never-Trumper Joe Walsh Ends Presidential Campaign: 'He Can't Be Beat'.  Appearing Friday [2/7/2020] on CNN's New Day, former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) ended his longshot 2020 Republican presidential primary challenge against President Donald Trump, conceding that the president "can't be beat" after receiving a mere 1 percent of the vote in the Iowa GOP caucuses.

Why Trump Keeps Winning.  [Scroll down]  Gallup goes on to point out that a huge percentage of all major demographic and political subgroups are content with the way their lives are going.  Significantly, this includes Independents, 89 percent of whom declare themselves satisfied.  In other words, most Americans are happy with the quality of their lives.  As long as that continues, Democratic show trials in Congress, tearing up a copy of the SOTU speech, and gratuitous personal slander will have little downside effect on the president's political fortunes.  In fact, according to yet another Gallup poll released Tuesday, his approval rating has now hit an all-time high of 49 percent.  As if to underscore the futility of the Democrats' attempt to oust President Trump, this new peak in his approval rating was reached during his Senate impeachment trial.

After an enforced silence during the impeachment process, Trump finally lets loose.  Trump is no ordinary president — but he's also been under extraordinary pressures unique to his presidency.  It was Trump's appearance on the political scene that catapulted the Democrats into a stance of permanent and aggressive hysteria.  They traveled from using the state to spy on him, to lying about his being a Russian asset, to impeaching him for investigating the prior administration's corruption, but he held strong.  Trump is also a showman and an eccentric.  He is not your typical bland, polished statesman.  Having been put through the wringer and come out the other side, intact and politically stronger than ever, Trump opted not to pretend to be gracious to his enemies.  Instead, on Thursday [2/6/2020], he spiked the football.

Can we ever go back to establishment centrist moderate RINOs?
America After Trump:  Another well-known name that has been circling around in the political arena, is Sen. Ted Cruz.  I must confess, in the 2016 election Cruz was my first choice and Trump was second.  The minute Senator Cruz ended his campaign, I fully supported Donald Trump.  It is no secret that in the primaries, you support your candidate with all you got, but you stand with the winner of party nomination in the end.  "Look, I hope to run again," Cruz said in September.  "We came very, very close in 2016.  And it's the most fun I've ever had in my life."  "Politics makes strange bedfellows" is not just a cliché.  Everyone knows the political vendetta between President Donald Trump and Ted Cruz during the 2016 election was one of the nastiest in recent history.  Trump called Cruz "lyin' Ted" and attacked his family.  That was then.  This is now — "Lyin' Ted" is now "Beautiful Ted."  In October 2018 Trump's rally in support of Sen. Cruz at the Toyota Center in Houston, both men embraced.

Alinsky's revenge haunts the Democrats as they turn to billionaire Bloomberg.  The oldest political party in the world is on the verge of implosion.  While a lot can happen in nine months (ask any obstetrician), the tectonic plates of American politics are shifting, and the Democrats' political edifice is built on top of a gigantic set of fault lines.  Were Saul Alinsky still alive, instead of spending quality time with the entity to whom he dedicated Rules for Radicals, he would be laughing his head off over the mess the party that claims the mantle of advancing the poor has made of its election prospects.  I have long suspected that Donald J. Trump has absorbed Alinsky, for he is a skillful practitioner of most, if not all of Alinsky's rules.

Today's Democrat Shiny Object:  Trump's Accuser Is Back and She Wants the President's DNA.  The last we heard from book author and weird raconteur, E. Jean Carroll, she was telling a non-plussed Anderson Cooper that "rape is sexy" and added, in a sultrier tone, "you're fascinating to talk to."  After that car crash of an interview on CNN (see below), the woman who claimed Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room at a New York Bergdorf Goodman Department store more than 30 years ago disappeared from national view.  But now she's back.  She has an attorney.  And she claims she has the still un-cleaned work dress she wore that day all those years ago and now demands a sample of Trump's DNA to cross-reference with whatever [...] is still on the pre-Monica Lewinsky era dress.

Massive Pro Trump Crowd Swarms Wildwood, New Jersey — Stunning Aerial Video.  Ahead of tonight's President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, a massive crowd of Trump supporters has descended upon the entire town and venue.  Incredible aerial footage of the crowd highlights tens-of-thousands of people turning out to show their support for President Donald Trump.

God's Anointed Leader Isn't Always What We Expect.  resident Trump certainly has a "colorful" past, and that is the key reason why I did not support him in the Republican presidential primary of 2016.  I just couldn't imagine a man of his moral failings representing this nation and becoming the leader of the free world.  However, when it ultimately came down to a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on November 8, it was a no-brainer.  I would have crawled on my hands and knees to the polls, if necessary, to vote against her.  That's exactly what my vote was at that time — a vote against Hillary Clinton.  It turns out, however, that millions of us who held our noses and voted for Trump have been quite pleasantly surprised by his ardent support of the values and policies that we hold dear.

Former Chief of Staff to John Bolton:  Withdraw Your Book Immediately.  Fred Fleitz, former CIA official and former National Security Council chief of staff, urged his friend and former boss, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, to withdraw his tell-all book from his publisher "immediately."  Fleitz, who served as Bolton's chief of staff twice, said it was "crushing" to read weekend press reports that Bolton planned to publish a book on his time in the Trump White House.

Brother, Yevgeny, May have Reviewed Bolton Book at NSC.  The twin brother of controversial anti-Trump NSC aide Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman may have seen a draft of former National Security Adviser John Bolton's controversial new book, raising the possibility that he or someone who works with him leaked key passages to the New York Times.

Wonder How the NYT Got the Leak From Bolton's Unpublished Book?  Look Who's Reportedly Vetting It.  Over the weekend the New York Times leaked a newsy item reportedly from former National Security Council Adviser John Bolton's as yet unpublished book.  The book reportedly includes information about President Trump's desire to hold up aid for Ukraine — aid that was, in fact, given to the troubled country. [...] Did Bolton orchestrate the leak?  Such a leak would subject him to sanctions before his book was properly vetted to prevent the release of classified information.  No, Bolton's attorney told The Washington Times.  The leak showed "the prepublication review process [at the NSC] has been corrupted."

Bolton's People Deny He's Behind Leak, But People Aren't Buying the Coincidences.  As my colleague Bonchie reported earlier, the New York Times dropped a "bombshell" about what supposedly was in a draft of John Bolton's new book that supposedly has President Donald Trump saying to Bolton that he wants to withhold aid in exchange for investigations.  There are of course many other questions about this last minute drop just as Republicans are destroying the Democrats's impeachment case.  It's all about breaking the wall to get in witnesses and damage Trump.  But the basic response is a simple one:  no actual quid pro quo was ever asked for, the transcript and President Volodymyr Zelensky confirm that.  So whatever was actually said, if anything was, it's completely irrelevant.

The Role of Julie Swetnick Will Be Played by John Bolton.  If you liked Julie Swetnick in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing TV movie, you'll love John Bolton in the impeachment TV movie.  John Bolton has a book coming out.  Can you believe that the week the president's team gets a platform to respond to the Democrats' wild accusations, the details of Bolton's book somehow make it to the pages of New York Times?  If this tactic seems familiar, it's because it is.  This is the Comey maneuver.  Remember, when Comey's memos and positive spin showed up in the Times?  It's almost as if James Comey and John Bolton have the same book publicist.

John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney don't need to testify because we already know what they have to say.  No matter how many times CNN refers to the new report about John Bolton as a "bombshell," it doesn't change that everything we need to know about President Trump, Ukraine, and the delay in foreign aid, we already know and have known for a month.  Calling in Bolton to testify to the Senate that Trump has a long-standing grudge against Ukraine sheds precisely no new light on anything.  The New York Times on Sunday [1/26/2020] said that it has spoken with people who reviewed the manuscript of Bolton's forthcoming book about his time as national security adviser in the White House.  Without directly quoting a single thing from the manuscript, the New York Times reported this: [...]

John Bolton Sells Out.  Revenge, the saying goes, is a dish best served cold, but John Bolton's strike back at President Trump after being fired as National Security Adviser is the hottest thing in the news today.  According to a report in The New York Times, Trump told Bolton "that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens."  Nor is this simply the Times trying to rally the dispirited pro-impeachment troops for one last charge in their multiply discredited impeachment case:  Fox News reported that "Bolton's representatives made clear he was not denying the Times' claim concerning the Ukraine aid holdup and the possible investigation of the Bidens."

Washington Democrat Forced to Take Down Trump Sign, Will Put Up an Even Bigger One.  Kevin Chambers is a local radio host in Bremerton, Washington, and a Democrat — albeit one with a good sense of humor.  While out of town in November, a Republican friend put up a Trump/Pence 2020 field sign in his yard as a joke.  The sign got defaced with graffiti, so another sign took its place — this time on 15-foot stilts.  That's when, Chambers says, things got a little weird.  Two days before Christmas, he received a letter from the city of Bremerton informing him that the new sign violated city code concerning commercial signs.  And that's when he became defiant.

Rudy Giuliani Responds to Media Claims by Lev Parnas.  President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says he was 'misled' by Lev Parnas who Giuliani identifies as an egregious liar.  During the interview on Fox News and Laura Ingraham Rudy Giuliani says Mr. Parnas motive to tell false statements is identical to the reason for Michael Cohen to lie; he is trying to get a plea deal with New York prosecutors.  [Video clip]

Take impeachment as seriously as Nadler takes a diet.  Lev Parnas is Lieutenant Colonel Vindman v2.0.  Parnas too was born in Ukraine and brought to America as a young child.  The difference is he doesn't have a twin brother or a Class A uniform.  But just like Vindman, Parnas has never talked to the president and has only hearsay evidence to present.  In fact, it is all hearsay.  And that won't get President Trump supporters to abandon him.

People Are Actually Wondering If VP Mike Pence Is About to Resign.  [Scroll down]  If there is any talk of bumping Pence for Haley or someone else, that is just talking going on.  This type of chatter is also not new being we went through this with Quayle in 1992 and Cheney in 2004.  If memory serves, Obama had some talk about dumping Biden in 2012.  All these rumors were squashed in quick order.

Lev Parnas isn't a 'bombshell' in the impeachment case.  He's stalling on his way to prison.  The latest "bombshell" in our national nightmare, wherein we actually have to pay attention to Ukraine, is that Parnas wants to testify in the Senate impeachment trial that Trump was knowingly attempting a quid pro quo scheme.  As part of that, Parnas has supplied House Democrats with a bunch of new texts that purport to show him stalking Marie Yovanovitch for unknown purposes when she was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.  Mind you, Parnas is currently trying to stay out of jail (and perhaps to flee the country, according to prosecutors) while awaiting trial for big charges on campaign finance violations.

Pelosi's Pen not Mightier than Trump's Sword.  [Scroll down]  Lev Parnas is the latest in a series of lying felons used by Democrats to slime President Trump in vain and follows in the proud tradition of Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti.  Each time one of these clowns is introduced, we are told that this is Trump's swan song, that the walls are closing in.  Parnas is a lawbreaker like Cohen and Avenatti who hopes to get a better deal in exchange for more lies.  The Democrats want to call him as a witness in the Senate even though they could have and didn't in the House.  Maybe they already had too many hearsay witnesses with no direct knowledge of the Ukraine phone call to use one that could have testified in his orange jumpsuit.

CNN's Jake Tapper:  Lev Parnas Has a 'Serious Credibility Problem'.  CNN The Lead host Jake Tapper on Thursday criticized Democrats for touting evidence brought forth by indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, reminding viewers that the former Trump supporter has a "serious credibility problem."  "We can't ignore Parnas has a serious credibility problem," Tapper said during a panel discussion on Parnas.  "He's under indictment for campaign finance charges.  The foreign minister of Ukraine told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he doesn't trust a word Parnas is saying. [...]"

The Parnas problem.  New evidence from Lev Parnas has Democrats more insistent than ever that the Senate impeachment trial include testimony from witnesses who did not appear before the House.  Parnas joins the ranks of John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney as key witnesses the Dems say they need testimony from.  Even the Democrats can't deny that Parnas is a problematic witness.  He appears to be a crook with a motive to lie.

GAO Hit Piece on Trump Gets It Wrong.  President Trump is accused of "withholding" funds appropriated by Congress as a gift to Ukraine for 58 days.  The Budget Control and Impoundment Act regulates some of the federal budgeting process.  Now mind you the Congress has not complied with the federal budgeting process for years.  When it comes to violating the Budget Control Act, the Congress is in a stupor in a heroin den while Trump is accused of jay-walking.  The Act (among many other things) allows the Administration to cancel (rescind) a federal appropriation or to defer an expenditure.  So the President does have the power to rescind or defer.  But the Act does requires that the President notify Congress under 2 U.S. Code §684 if the Administration proposes to (1) rescind an appropriation or (2) defer the spending of federal appropriations.

Parnas Undermines Democrats' Case Against Trump — on CNN.  Lev Parnas, whom Democrats now cite as a potential witness in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, actually undermined their case against the president in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that aired Thursday morning [1/16/2020]. [...] But Parnas also suggested that the reason for an announcement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was that no one "trusted" Ukraine to conduct an investigation.  The implication is that the administration did not trust Ukraine, a notoriously corrupt country, to investigate specific cases of corruption without making a public commitment to do so first.

Kimberley Strassel on Lev Parnas' claims about Trump, Ukraine: 'This is just sort of a fantastical tale'.  Lev Parnas has a credibility problem — and so do some of the media outlets that have been covering him, Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member Kimberley Strassel said Thursday [1/16/2020].  Parnas is the indicted associate of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani — and this week his media blitz ahead of expected court appearances included interviews on MSNBC and CNN.  "The problem ... for the media is that this goes beyond the question of Lev Parnas' credibility," Strassel observed on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle."  "I mean, that's a big first strike.  But also the information that he claims to impart is irrelevant or unbelievable.

House Scheme Unfolds — Adam Schiff Transmits "New Evidence" to Nadler.  Yesterday's ridiculous, albeit proactive, New York Times narrative about Russians hacking Burisma now makes sense.  Today the Lawfare team (Mary McCord et al) within Adam Schiff's impeachment crew send additional files of evidence to be included in the impeachment articles constructed by HJC Chairman Jerry Nadler. [...] It is all coordinated.  The "new evidence" relates to information turned over by Lev Parnas, an SDNY indicted former associate of Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.  The Lawfare purpose is to bolster their premise that President Trump was trying to force Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden's corrupt activity around the Ukrainian company Burisma.

Critics Discount Too Much of Trump's Job Performance.  The rational people who dislike this president should remember that the state of the country had deteriorated so far in the 20 years preceding the last presidential election that something altogether different was required. [...] Still, the president is correct that he has been very successful, and he is right that no one has ever had to execute that office for almost a full term with such obstructive and unjustified harassment.

'Never Trump' Revisited.  Many of us would prefer a more articulate and chaste classical liberal as our president.  I don't have any special fondness for Trump, either, but I also don't hold any special antagonism for him.  Political support is a transactional arrangement, not a religious oath, and Trump has done much to like.  I support policies, not people.  If Trump protects the constitutional order, he deserves to be praised for it.  If not, he doesn't.  But the notion of some Trump critics that conservatives have a moral duty to uniformly oppose the president for the sake of principle or patriotism — or because they once opposed him during a GOP primary — is plainly silly.

Useful Idiots on the Right:  The Never Trumpers.  One could perhaps have excused them their earlier indiscretions of November 2016.  He was, after all, an unknown quantity, an outsider of questionable conservative pedigree.  Indeed, Donald Trump had been a fairly typical New York liberal Democrat for much of his life.  And he had led a less than stellar moral life.  And so the pile-on at the time by National Review and others could perhaps have been forgiven, although not really, when one considered the alternative.

Congress Can't Make War.  Yes, Congress has deep and exclusive mandates on military organization, funding and some management of U.S. military forces.  What it does not have is the ability to use military forces.  Only the President can use them; he does so as Commander in Chief.  He (or she) does not generally need Congressional permission to use the military.  In fact, Congress has prohibited some uses; e.g. laws that prohibit the use of the federal military to enforce civilian laws.  It also prohibited sending draftees outside the Western Hemisphere in 1940.

Mike Lee Slams 'Un-American' Iran Intel Briefing, Calls on Congress To Rein In Administration.  A classified briefing on the intelligence behind Qasem Soleimani's killing caused Senate Republicans Mike Lee and Rand Paul to excoriate the assessment, while Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio praised the intel.  Lee called the meeting "probably the worst briefing I've seen, at least on a military issues, in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate," and while he commended Trump for showing "a lot of restraint" in foreign policy, he added that he wanted to speak to the president directly about the lack of clarity in the assessment.  "I went in there hoping to get more specifics as far as the factual, legal, moral justification for what they did," Lee said.  "I'm still undecided on that issue, in part because we never got to the details."

U.S. Air Force performs huge show of strength with 52 fully-armed F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters.  The U.S. Air Force has performed a huge show of strength by launching 52 fully-armed Lightning II stealth fighters in a single wave from a base in Utah.  The F-35A aircraft, which are worth a total of $4.2 billion, took off in quick succession from the Hill Air Force Base in Utah on Monday [1/6/2020] as tensions mount in the Middle East over the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.  Fifty two is the number of American diplomats and civilians seized by Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis, and the number of targets that Trump has threatened to strike in Iran if the regime retaliates over Soleimani's death.

Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump's Head for Soleimani Hit.  The mullahs of Iran have placed an $80 million bounty on the head of President Donald Trump in revenge for the hit that killed Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani.  Iranian state television announced the bounty, framing it as an offer on behalf of the Iranian people.

Trump Derangement Syndrome Skyrockets Over Soleimani.  Remember "politics stops at the water's edge"?  In the Trump era, that patriotic phrase isn't only dead, it's decomposed.  And ironically so, since the latest manifestation of this decomposition is over the termination of Qassem Soleimani, the terror mastermind who was, on analysis, even more dangerous to the United States and the world than Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, monumentally evil as they were.  Neither bin Laden nor al-Baghdadi ever had remotely the power at their disposals — even when the latter controlled his caliphate — that Soleimani did as the military leader of by far the greatest state sponsor of terrorism.  They weren't even close to the man who was head of Iran's Quds force and the second most powerful person in that country of 80-plus million, with all its attendant weaponry and technology and ties to China and Russia.  Besides the thousands of Americans who either died or were maimed for life because of Soleimani, hundreds of thousands across the Middle East have met their fates at least in part through this man's ministrations.

Note To Democrats:  Obama Launched 2,800 Strikes On Iraq, Syria Without Congressional Approval.  After President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to take out Iran's secretive Quds Force commander, Qassem Suleimani, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the president should have asked for permission from Congress before conducting the airstrike.  "The Administration has conducted tonight's strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran.  Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress," she said Thursday night [1/2/2020] in a statement. [...] But Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, launched more than 2,800 on Iraq and Syria without congressional approval.

More about President Obama's Drones and the Secret Kill List.

Our Lady of Perpetual Impeachment vs.  America.  During this coming year our nation is likely to be shaken to its foundations either by the indictment and trials of powerful individuals, or by the lack thereof.  The left may stop threatening to kill the president and actually do it.  It is quite possible that our southern borders will be overrun.  It's even more likely that we will be traumatized again and again by Islamic incursions, both anti-Semitic and anti-American.  It's looking like some terrible showdown is brewing in Virginia over the right to bear arms, and who knows what will happen with Iran, North Korea, or China?  We must choose our leadership wisely. [...] Were there a viable, responsible, clear-thinking candidate to run against Trump in November, small things might make the difference.  But this year we choose between a man who has been doing the job splendidly and Corruption Central.

The Progressive Socialists Are Guilty of Treason.  I do not doubt that all the progressive socialists will continue to wring their hands and whine about not consulting Congress or our allies.  These same people were silent when Obama took us into Libya.

Levin: Trump Didn't Have to Alert Democrats of Airstrike — Especially When They're 'Orchestrating a Coup'.  Constitutional scholar and conservative commentator Mark Levin is defending President Donald Trump's decision not to consult Congress before authorizing Thursday's U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq that killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.  Democrats were quick to condemn President Trump for not first consulting them and obtaining Congressional authorization before ordering the airstrike killing the top Iranian military commander the Pentagon says is responsible for hundreds of American deaths and was orchestrating additional imminent attacks.  In a Friday post on his Facebook page, Levin explains that President Trump not only has the authority to authorize such military strikes, but also has little reason to do so, considering how Democrats, such as those in the House Intelligence Committee, are actively seeking to effect a coup against him and leaking information that endangers U.S military personnel.

Will Dems Impeach Trump For Killing Soleimani, Too?  hortly after the news broke that U.S. forces had killed Qassem Soleimani with a precision drone strike, Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted that "Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction."  That's a pretty serious charge, since she's saying that Trump is taking the country to war for personal political gain.  Doesn't that constitute a high crime?

The Editor says...
If you're looking for an example of a "wag the dog" president, you need to look no further back than the last two Democrat presidents.

Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee calls on Pelosi to submit Pres. Trump to involuntary psych evaluation.  Bandy Xenobia Lee, MD, MDiv, 49, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. [...] Bandy X. Lee is also a rabid anti-Trumper who misuses her psychiatric profession to engage in the sort of dangerous psychological diagnosis employed by the former Soviet Union and present-day China to silence and incarcerate political dissidents.  She is part of a movement demanding that the House Judiciary Committee bring a panel of "mental health experts" to join the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Ex-NFL player: 'Tremendous awakening' among blacks spells Trump victory.  A former NFL player who once raised money for Barack Obama says a political "awakening" among African-Americans is underway that could translate into President Trump winning 20% of the black vote in 2020.  Jack Brewer, now a businessman who formerly played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, said the move to Trump is easily explained by policies that are making life better for his children, the Washington Times reported.

Max Rose:  Democrats Will Beat GOP by 'Wide Margin' in 2020.  Freshman swing district Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) said Saturday [12/21/2019 that Democrats will defeat Republicans by a "large margin" during the 2020 elections.

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He says this without even knowing the name of the Democratic Party nominee.  Unless the outcome of the election has been pre-programmed into the voting machines, how can he be so sure?

Trump's approval rating is more stable than any president in the history of polling.  Through months of impeachment proceedings, Democrats, with the help of a parade of witnesses, have hammered away at President Trump for abusing power.  Yet as the House prepares to vote on impeaching him, Trump's approval rating is virtually unchanged from before the process started — neither cratering from the negative news or benefiting from any large-scale backlash against impeachment.  This has become a pattern for Trump, whose approval rating (while historically low) is the most stable in history — or at least since Gallup started measuring presidential approval during the Harry Truman presidency.

Black voter support for Trump at 'highest levels' and could seal 2020 win.  A growing number of polls show that President Trump is gaining the support of black voters above what any Republican president has ever received.  Both Emerson Polling and Rasmussen Reports have it at about 34%, a stunning number.  And a new Zogby Analytics survey found that African American support is at the "highest levels of the year," driven by a strong economy, historically low black unemployment, and Trump's agenda to support minority small businesses, historically black colleges and universities, and passage of criminal justice reform.  "Not surprisingly, all African Americans do not hate Trump!" pollster Jonathan Zogby said in sharing his data with us.

Supreme Court Will Take Up Trump Financial Records and Tax Cases.  As we expected the Supreme Court has granted the petition for a writ of certiorari and will hear cases related to attempts to gain President Trump financial records and tax filings.  The Supreme Court has issued a stay upon all lower court action and consolidated the cases into one writ.  The court will hear arguments in March and release a ruling later in the summer of 2020.

Why the elites really hate Trump.  Donald Trump is a salesman.  What he sells is himself and the Trump brand.  Bill Gates made his money with computer software, so he might not be too concerned with how people view the name Gates.  Donald Trump made his money in hotels and resorts, where it's important to have a name like Hilton as opposed to a name like Motel 6.  Donald Trump played the role of a loud, bigger than life ringmaster to build the Trump brand.  He brags, he exaggerates, and sometimes he tells bald-faced lies.  When attacked, he will always respond to the attack in order to protect his brand.  Donald Trump is a modern-day P.T. Barnum.  This is a role that Donald Trump has played for so long that it's become part of who he is, but deep down, it's not who he is.  It is merely a role he has played as a salesman.

America's first black billionaire:  No current Democratic candidate can beat Trump.  BET founder Robert Johnson is not convinced any of the Democratic candidates seeking to face President Trump in 2020 has a shot at winning the White House.  Johnson, America's first black billionaire and a lifelong Democrat, told CNBC that the Trump economy is strong and he has an ability "to dominate the news cycle" that makes it hard for his Democratic challengers to focus on substance.  "If you take a snapshot today, I don't think that group is capable of beating Donald Trump despite what the polls say," Johnson said.

Christian Trump Supporters Don't Have A 'Branding Problem,' The Left Has A Lying Problem.  It's been three years since I and many other Christians voted for Donald Trump, and I for one am done defending that decision.  At long last, I'm finished explaining my values to people who are hell-bent on misconstruing them.  Among those people are the left's media foot-soldiers, who insist Trump-voting Christians have a "branding problem."  They conclude that because we could elect a man like Trump and because the number of Christians in America is shrinking, the two must be inextricable, and the culture wars we now fight are decidedly "post-Christian."  Ezra Klein says as much in his latest column at Vox, "The post-Christian culture wars."  It seems Klein largely understands why many Christians voted for Trump.

The Number of Democrats Showing Up at Trump Rallies Continues to Stun.  President Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, released some very surprising data gathered from attendees at his Tuesday night [11/26/2019] rally in Broward, FL, which is guaranteed to send a shiver up Adam Schiff's spine.  Of the 31,177 voters who provided data, 24% were Democrats.  The significance of this is monumental.  I wonder what the percentage of Republicans attending Democratic rallies is.  I imagine it would be low to nil.

President Trump's Broward County Florida 'Homecoming Rally' — 1 in 4 Attendees were Democrats!.  President Donald Trump held a "Homecoming Rally" in Sunrise, Florida on Tuesday night [11/26/2019]. [...] Following the rally last night Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale posted this on the attendees.  This ought to keep the radical socialists running the Democrat Party up late at night!  24% of the crowd was Democrat and 27% of the crowd was Hispanic.

A dozen document troves that could change the Ukraine scandal if Trump released them.  There are still wide swaths of documentation kept under wraps inside government agencies like the State Department that could substantially alter the public's understanding of what has happened in the U.S.-Ukraine relationships now at the heart of the impeachment probe.  As House Democrats mull whether to pursue impeachment articles and the GOP-led Senate braces for a possible trial, here are 12 tranches of government documents that could benefit the public if President Trump ordered them released, and the questions these memos might answer.

Esper Did the Right Thing by Chief Gallagher.  Congratulations are in order for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper — and the authors of the United States Constitution — over the firing of Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer.  It just can't be acceptable under the American parchment for a member of the chain of command that controls our military to be seen, as Mr. Spencer was, undercutting publicly, or privately, the constitutional commander in chief.  Which is what happened in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher.

Good order and discipline.  CNN reported that "Navy Secretary [Richard Spencer was] forced out after Trump's war crimes intervention causes division and chaos in military."  The Independent said that "the ousted chief of the US Navy has attacked Donald Trump in his resignation letter, telling the president they do not hold compatible views on 'good order and discipline' in the military."  Ironically, Spencer was himself fired for violating the chain of command, for undermining good order and discipline.  Spencer offered a secret deal to the White House which would have allowed a Navy SEAL [Eddie Gallagher], found to have posed for a photo with the corpse of an enemy combatant, to retire offering "a secret guarantee that Gallagher would be allowed to keep his status as a Navy SEAL, according to the senior defense official."  When Spencer's boss found out Spencer was cutting a deal behind his back, he was fired.

Will Joe Biden Take the Fifth in a Senate Trial?  Recently, I asked a liberal friend whether Joe Biden would assert his Fifth Amendment rights in an eventual trial before the Senate.  "That's never going to happen," my friend sniffed.  He went on to mock the "conspiracy theory" that the Ukrainians interfered in the election and the "debunked" theory that Hunter Biden somehow broke a law by taking money from Burisma.  "Yes it will," I responded.  "The whole theory for impeachment hinges on the assumption that the investigation of the Bidens was just a personal political hit job to help in 2020.  If Trump can establish a legitimate law enforcement concern in looking into the Bidens and/or Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election, the whole thing falls apart."  And it doesn't stop there.  As I've pointed out, the "whistleblower" and Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) have also claimed to have access to secret evidence of presidential wrongdoing.  Both have smeared the president in the court of public opinion.  Thus, it's only fair that both be asked to show the American people where they got their information.

California Supreme Court knocks down Trump tax requirement for primary run.  California lawmakers' attempt to require President Trump to release his tax returns to run in next year's primary came to an abrupt end Thursday [11/21/2019] when the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the legislation, sponsored by Democrats, violated a state constitutional requirement to include all "recognized" presidential candidates on the primary ballot.  The state law, the first of its kind in the nation, "is in conflict with the Constitution's specification of an inclusive open presidential primary ballot," said Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.  The ruling came just 15 days after the court heard arguments in the case.

Poll: Trump surges against nearly all Democrats in Wisconsin.  Here's one the Beltway punditocracy didn't see coming:  Trump is soaring against nearly all Democrats in head-to-head matchups in Wisconsin.  According to a Marquette University Law School Poll, which is a generally reliable barometer of voter sentiment in the Midwest, Trump is beating the daylights out of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.  Only Cory Booker has a measly one-point advantage over Trump and that's within the margin of error.  The rest of the Democratic cavalcade of candidates have polling numbers so low it's unlikely their even worth asking about.

White House official sues Politico, targets Schiff's role in impeachment.  The impeachment inquiry against President Trump has triggered a wave of charges, countercharges, court battles, subpoenas and legal threats.  Now it has produced its first libel suit.  A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of "lying, deceit and unethical conduct."  Kash Patel, the National Security Council's senior counterterrorism director, is seeking more than $25 million in damages in the suit filed in Virginia.

Donald Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Subpoena for His Taxes.  President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president's ability to defy investigations.

Has the Coup Already Happened?  By trying to overthrow the results of a presidential election, the political elite is merely showing its hand; America has an elite that believes it now rules in America.  We have an elite that does not accept the American idea of government — government by, for, and of the people.  According to our self-selected rulers, the election of Hillary Clinton was the whole point of 2016.  They had designated Hillary to succeed Obama.  She was to continue the project of fundamentally transforming America that was the focus of the Obama Administration.  The voters were supposed to ratify the elite's selection of Clinton.  But voters failed to do what they were supposed to do.  From their point of view, if you voted for Trump, you let them down.  By voting for Trump, you enraged the people who have designated themselves to rule you.

Steve Schmidt: 'Overwhelming Chance' Trump Will 'Dump Pence' in 2020, Replace Him with Nikki Haley.  Steve Schmidt, John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign manager, during Tuesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC predicted former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could be on President Donald Trump's ticket for reelection in 2020.  Schmidt said Haley is "clearly angling for the job" with her new book "With All Due Respect," adding Trump "has an enormous problem with women" that would be solved by the former South Carolina governor being his running mate.

The death rattle of the Never Trump Republicans.  Why has [Nikki] Haley come out so strongly in favor of Trump?  Why has [Mark] Sanford given up the fight for the nomination?  Because both of them accept something that the remaining Never Trump Republicans simply refuse to admit to themselves:  The party they once knew and loved, the party that I once admired (while also dissenting from it in numerous areas of policy), is dead and gone, replaced by a party whose voters strongly, overwhelmingly support the presidency of Donald Trump.

Proxy war:
In Defense Of Sean Spicer's Delightfully Talentless Romp Through 'Dancing with the Stars'.  Sean Spicer is cruising through "Dancing with the Stars" on two left feet.  He's certainly not surviving on the merits of his dancing, and I'm not sure it's his natural charm, either.  So what's the deal with Spicey's surge?  It's Trump, of course.  For one thing, the president of the United States has been using his leader-of-the-free-world sized platform to get out the vote.  That helps.  But it's also the affiliation.  For many, a vote for Spicer is a vote for Trump, and sometimes a vote for Trump is a vote against the haters.

New York Judge Orders Trump To Pay $2 Million For Misusing Charity.  New York Judge Saliann Scarpulla ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to various charities Thursday for misusing his own charity organization, according to court documents.  Scarpulla accused the president of breaching his obligation to the Donald J. Trump Foundation nonprofit by allowing his campaign staff to plan a fundraiser for veterans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucuses, thus giving his actions political motive, The Associated Press reported citing the judge's declaration.

Orwellian Fear Reigns in Vermont.  [Scroll down]  This is not random — this is strategy.  The people are diverted away from real problems by useless "solutions" that enrich corporate "stakeholders" and government lackeys.  Our nation sees this Democrat ploy in the attacks against President Donald J Trump, labeled the bogeyman to avoid policy discussions or financial analysis.  Fear just makes thievery so easy.  And what could be easier than reducing all issues — opioids response, environmental policy, economic growth — to just one person?

New poll shows Trump supporters won't be swayed — by anything.  Sixty-two percent of people who approve of the job President Trump is doing say that there would be nothing the commander in chief could do to shake their support, according to a Monmouth University poll out Tuesday.  On the other hand, 70 percent of those who don't approve of his job performance say there is nothing he could do that would win them over.

The Editor says...
I don't recall seeing a poll like this when Obama was president, but I suspect the percentages would have been higher.

President Trump Loses Appeal To Protect Tax Returns.  An appeals court in New York ruled against President Donald Trump Monday, rejecting the president's bid to protect his financial records, including possibly his tax returns, from zealous New York City prosecutors.  A three-judge appeals panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued the unanimous decision, taking pains to refuse the president's argument that his status provides him absolute immunity from grand jury investigations of criminal conduct that allegedly occurred before his election, according to USA Today.

The Number of Democrats Showing Up at Trump Rallies Is Stunning.  On Sunday night [11/3/2019], Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, released some very surprising data guaranteed to send a shiver up Democrats' spines.  Of the 16,432 voters who provided data, 27% were Democrats.  The significance of this is monumental.  I wonder what the percentage of Republicans attending Democratic rallies is.  I imagine it would be low to nil.  This tells us that a certain percentage of Democrats are looking at the weak field of candidates and are searching for an alternative.  I would guess many of them are turned off by the injustice of the current impeachment inquiry as well as the party's sharp left turn.  It might surprise Democrats to hear that not every Democrat supports impeachment or the vision of a socialist America.

Four White House Officials Defy Impeachment Subpoenas for Testimony.  Four White House officials summoned by House Democrat impeachment investigators will not testify behind closed doors Monday, defying subpoenas to appear.  John Eisenberg, the National Security Council's lawyer; his deputy, Michael Ellis; Robert Blair, a senior adviser to Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney; and Brian McCormack, the associate director for natural resources at the Office of Management and Budget, are all refusing to participate in their scheduled deposition Monday.

10 Reasons I Like Donald Trump, From A Female, Former-Democrat Immigrant.  As a voter who lives far away from the Beltway bubble, I increasingly find myself harboring an uncomfortable secret:  I like Donald Trump, and think he's the perfect president for these times.  Now, I know that's a big no-no.  In fact, I probably should keep it to myself.  After all, the mainstream media has been working non-stop to make me and countless others hate the president and see him as Public Enemy No. 1.

The Impeachment Dog Bites Orange Man Scam.  [Scroll down]  Specifically, the Democrats and their kept media use the apparatus and reputation of what it calls "intelligence" to veil the fact that the canines who are biting Trump are not run-of-the-kennel bureaucrats acting on their own account and motivated merely by policy views different from his.  The secret — the news that the Democrats and the media are hiding in plain sight — is that the attackers are a special breed that attacks as a coordinated pack.

Kim Jong Un is 'fascinated' by Trump, views him as father figure, new book claims.  A new book claims to shed light on President Trump's relationship with North Korea and what former President Obama said that Trump could expect when he entered office.  Author Doug Wead interviewed Trump on the issue and was able to read some of the personal letters exchanged between the president and his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong Un.

The Reserve Army of the GOP.  At first glance, President Trump's reelection chances don't look good.  Stories about impeachment and presidential misbehavior dominate the news. [...] Trump's win in 2016, when some 78,000 voters in three states gave him the Electoral College, was a close-run thing.  Seems hard to repeat.  And yet liberals are filled with apprehension.  They are coming to recognize the potential size of the president's pool of supporters.  They fret over the capacities and liabilities of the eventual Democratic nominee.  And their concerns are related:  Trump's ability to recapitulate or expand his winning coalition depends in large part on the identity of his opponent.  Given these uncertainties, it would be foolish to predict Trump's fate.  He might even be stronger than he appears.

Lifelong New Yorker Donald Trump and wife Melania declare themselves Florida residents.  President Donald Trump and his wife have filed paperwork to change their official residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida.  Trump quietly filed documents in September with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court changing his primary residence from Trump Tower to Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Palm Beach.

Reversing the Venality of American Politics.  [Scroll down]  The crassness of our current president might well have offended the aristocratic sensibilities of some of the Founders, but if, as Donald Trump maintains, he is sacrificing a considerable part of his fortune to serve as president, they might find much to admire in him.  He is the antithesis of the professional politician they feared, as our first president not to have served in prior political office or the military.  The Trump Organization's recent consideration of selling its Washington Hotel property, if carried out, will demonstrate that this president has begun to awaken to the notion that he must do more to avoid the appearance of profiting from his office, a development of which the Founders would have approved.

Anonymous Author Behind Trump 'Resistance' Op-Ed Writes 'Tell-All' Book.  The anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed claiming to be part of the "resistance" inside the Trump administration will publish a "tell-all" book on November 18th, according to multiple reports.  The soon-to-be-released book, entitled A Warning, is being touted as a so-called "unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency," which claims to build upon the Times article, according to the Washington Post.

The Editor says...
Seems to me that an author who tells all would start by telling us his or her name, on the front cover of the book.  We will all know, eventually, who the author is.

Trump says being president has cost him $2B-$5B.  President Trump said on Monday [10/21/2019] that being president has cost him billions of dollars in what he could have earned if he didn't run for office.  "It's cost me anywhere from $2 [billion] to $5 billion to be president ... between what I lose and what I could have made," Trump said during a cabinet meeting at the White House.  "I would've made a fortune if I just ran my business — I was doing it really well."  Trump also discussed looking at different locations to host the G7 summit, after the administration reneged on its decision to host the event at the Doral resort near Miami.

Critics not Syria-ous.  The House voted 354-60 to condemn President Donald John Trump's decision not to get involved in a dispute between Turkey and Syria.  If members were Syria-ous, they would have voted to declare war.  Put up or shut up.  But 2½ years earlier, these chicken hawks in Washington accused President Donald John Trump of trying to start World War III in Syria.

Democrats Denounce President Trump For Ending Syrian War They Never Authorized.  The level of political nonsense today from the House of Representatives is off-the-charts.  Speaker Pelosi calls a resolution to the House floor to denounce President Trump for removing 28 troops from a foreign war never authorized by the same House.  If Pelosi wants to have a war with Syria, then declare one.  Or, Pelosi could call a resolution to the House floor to condemn Turkish President Erdogan for invading Syria.  Instead, the House votes to denounce President Trump for getting our military out of the way.  The Democrats are the party of war, and a whole bunch of republicans are supporting them.  Why?  Simply, because war is a big business from K-Street.

Appeals Court Upholds Subpoena For Trump Accounting Records, Teeing Up Supreme Court Fight.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump's accounting records Friday [10/11/2019], potentially teeing up a landmark fight between the president and Congress in the Supreme Court.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to Mazars USA LLP after former Trump associate Michael Cohen accused the president of inflating assets and erasing liabilities on federal financial disclosures during testimony before the panel in February.  U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta upheld the subpoena in May.

The Rudy Giuliani Interview The Left Doesn't Want You To See.  [Video clip]

Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump's Legal Team to Fight Impeachment.  Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina's 4th Congressional District for eight years.  The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and signed on as a Fox News Channel contributor.

American Greatness Itself is at Stake in 2020, and Trump Knows It.  Democrats and progressives want a secular public square, but Trump and his supporters reflect an earlier America, when it was believed that there could be no order without law, no law without morality, and no morality without religion.  That was the view of the framers like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and it still resonates in red-state America.  Consistent with that view, of course, is that our rights, as Thomas Jefferson noted in the Declaration of Independence, come from our Creator, and not from our government.  Those who would remove Trump, in the final analysis, seek not only to remove a constitutionally selected chief executive, but to eviscerate our traditional national ethos.

A Strong Economy Will Trump Impeachment Antics.  The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. [...] If the House impeaches him, the chances of a Senate conviction are nil.  Thus, the president's fate will be decided in November 2020.  Will the voters support an impeached president?  If the economy remains strong, he'll win in a landslide.  Given the choice between reelecting a chief executive who presided over a robust economy while fending off an illegitimate impeachment and replacing him with one of the Democratic authors of that outrage, the voters will back the president in huge numbers.

President Trump Files Emergency Appeal and Wins Delay in NY Court Fight For His Tax Returns.  A Clinton-appointed federal judge tossed President Donald Trump's lawsuit on Monday [10/7/2019] to keep his tax returns concealed.  The President filed an emergency appeal and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday handed Trump a win granted him a stay to delay the release of 8 years of his tax returns.  The lawsuit was filed last week by crooked Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.  The Clinton-appointed judge wrote a 75-page order and called Trump's presidential immunity argument "unqualified and boundless."

Many American Jews Need to Atone for Their Sins against Donald Trump.  America has seen many presidents who have been good to Israel and the Jewish people.  None has been better than Donald Trump.  Beyond doubt, he has done unmatched and extraordinary things for Israel and has publicly spoken against anti-Semitism in the United Nations and repeatedly during his State of the Union addresses.  The whole world has seen the priority Mr. Trump bestows on Israel and safety for Jews.  Additionally, he and his father were tremendous friends and benefactors to Jews and Israel, much prior to his entering politics.  Yet the establishment Jewish organizations and temples have too often falsely maligned him, and liberal American Jewry (about 70% of American Jewry) have been his most vocal critics.

Rudy Giuliani: 'My mission is to disrupt the world' by exposing Dems' 'massive corruption'.  Former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani says his mission as President Trump's attorney is not only to defend his client against sham left-wing attacks but to "disrupt the world" by exposing the Democrats' decades-long "massive corruption" with both Ukraine and China.

Anti-Trump Fraternity and NeverTrump Sorority Collude in Impeachment Scam.  A moderately intelligent six-year-old could see that the whole "Trump-colluded-with-Russia-to-steal-the-election" wheeze was just silly.  It did, however, illustrate the power of inertia.  For once that narrative was set in motion, once the bureaucracy got behind it and the resources of the federal government — lubricated by a complicit media — were mobilized, it just kept rolling along, getting bigger and bigger like some monstrous snowball thundering down an infernal snowclad mountain slope.  It crashed into nothingness only because of the dogged work of a handful of public spirited sleuths, primus inter pares being Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.), whose work as head of the House Intelligence Committee first brought some of the scandalous details of the plot to rig an election and destroy a presidency to light.

Federal Judge Halts California Law Requiring Trump to Release Tax Returns in Order to Appear on 2020 Primary Ballot.  US District Judge Morrison England on Tuesday issued a temporary injunction against a California law which required Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.  Last month, the federal judge temporarily suspended the law and announced he would be releasing a formal written injunction by October 1st.  On Tuesday [10/1/2019], Judge Morrison, a George W. Bush appointee, released a written opinion and argued the law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom violated the Presidential Qualifications Clause contained in Article II of the US Constitution and violated the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause as set forth in the 14th Amendment.

Confirmed: PM Told Trump Australia Would Assist Probe Into Origins of Russia Probe.  The Australian government confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a phone conversation with President Trump reaffirmed Australia's willingness to "help shed further light on" investigations into the origins of the Mueller investigation into Russian election meddling.  "The Australian government has always been ready to assist and cooperate with efforts that help shed further light on the matters under investigation," a spokesman for the prime minister said in a statement.  "The PM confirmed this readiness once again in conversation with the President."

Political Realignment Is Coming to America.  Just over three years ago, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking at a fundraiser in New York City, characterized half of Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables."  And for more than three years, Trump, along with everyone who supports him, has been subjected to passionate hatred from nearly everyone who would rather have seen Clinton elected. [... But] There are a surprising number of liberals, progressives, and even socialists, who are not only anti-Clinton, but are begrudgingly, and increasingly, capable of seeing the positive side of the Trump presidency.

Transcript of Trump-Zelensky call released, impeachment now likely.  With the release this morning of the unredacted transcript of President Trump's July 25 call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, the bait has been set in a trap, and the House Democrats are very likely to vote to begin impeachment proceedings for President Trump.  President Trump and his advisors hastened to release it because the[y] now want impeachment.  There is no quid pro quo offer or demand in the call and no mention of military aid, but there is plenty of expression of Trump's desire to have the affair investigated.

Hypocrite Democrat Senators Wrote Ukraine Last Year to Investigate President Trump.  On Tuesday Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump for allegedly putting pressure on Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Biden Crime Family for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ukraine.  The bogus accusations were based on hearsay from an anti-Trump "whistleblower" who supports a rival political opponent.

Whistleblower Scandal Has Fusion GPS Connection and Suspicious Timing.  After the Russiagate hoax didn't work, and the fake racism charges fell to the wayside, the anti-Trump movement came up with the Ukraine phone call whistleblower scandal in their efforts to push Donald Trump out of the Oval Office.  What they didn't anticipate is that the scandal is snapping back on Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and the Hillary Clinton Steele Dossier may be the next to receive a dose of Ukraine whistleblower hoax Karma.  And in the end, the entire phone call scandal may just be a way to divert attention away from the upcoming Horowitz report regarding FISA abuse.

Corruption blinders of the media and other Democrats.  From this story, it appears that the media and other Democrats believe that every phone call that Trump makes to a foreign leader should become public knowledge if any bureaucrat makes a whistle blower report when they disagree with something the president does.  That would certainly be cumbersome, and foreign leaders would no longer want to have discussions if every discussion could be made public.

Leftist NY judge orders Trump to give video deposition in protesters' lawsuit.  On Friday [9/20/2019], a progressive New York Supreme Court judge presiding over a lawsuit ordered President Trump to give a videotaped deposition, saying Trump's testimony is "indispensable."  State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump attorneys' efforts to halt the subpoena requiring him to videotape a deposition for the trial before jury selection begins September 26.  The suit was filed by protesters "involved in an incident" outside Trump Tower in September 2015, claiming they were assaulted by security staff.

Reports Identify The Country At Center Of Mysterious Trump Whistleblower Complaint.  The Trump phone call at the center of a mysterious intelligence community whistleblower complaint reportedly involves Ukraine.  Both The Washington Post and The New York Times report that an intelligence official who worked in the White House filed the complaint Aug. 12 after growing alarmed about the details of a phone call that President Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, citing two people familiar with the matter.

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Is there something wrong with the President having a conversation with another head of state?  That's his job!

Barack Obama takes aim at Donald Trump telling a tech conference 'not watching TV or reading social media' is his advice.  Twitter and TV can 'cloud your judgement' as president, former President Barack Obama said in a not-subtle dig at President Donald Trump during a speech to a high-tech conference in San Francisco Wednesday [9/18/2019].  The president made the remarks at a conference for big data software firm Splunk, a day after Trump breezed through town for $100,000-per-couple fundraiser in Palo Alto.  He said as president he benefited by hearing from a team 'with a diversity of opinion.'  'The other thing that is helpful is not watching TV or reading social media,' he quipped, in a reference to Trump's regular TV viewership and Twitter focus.

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Barack H. Obama once said, "I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning."  [Source]

'It Was Just A Rant': Lewandowski Stonewalls House Judiciary Democrats.  During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday [9/17/2019], former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski would not give Democrats an inch, balking at their questions about President Trump's alleged attempts to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  Lewandowski even dodged questions that fell within the narrow scope of what the White House permitted to him to testify about, as he at times he refused to affirmatively confirm minor facts in Mueller's report.  "It was just a rant," Lewandowski said of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-TX) requests that he at least acknowledge quotes from Mueller's report displayed on a screen in the hearing room.

Lewandowski: 'Fake Russia Collusion Narrative Is the Greatest Crime Committed Against' Americans.  Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the "fake Russia collusion narrative is the greatest crime committed against the American people in our generation, if not ever."  Rep. Mike Johnson asked Lewandowski to elaborate on his assertion that the investigation is a witch hunt.

Illegal Aliens Sue Trump Administration To Ensure They Can Get Taxpayer Money Via Welfare.  Two illegal aliens who were granted the right to stay in the United States by Barack Obama have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to make sure they can continue to receive taxpayer money in the form of welfare and still be able to obtain green cards to permanently stay in the country.  "The open borders group CASA de Maryland and two DACA illegal aliens are suing the Trump administration over its soon-to-be enforcement of the 'public charge' rule, which would save American taxpayers billions by effectively ending welfare-dependent legal immigration to the U.S.," Breitbart reports.

Trump's Plastic Straws And Sharpies Are Netting His Campaign Nearly $1 Million In Cash.  President Donald Trump's move to sell merchandise as a means of piggybacking off his recent media antics has managed to net his campaign nearly $1 million in donations.  The campaign has sold nearly 55,000 packs of plastic straws, netting over $823,000 in sales, whereas campaign officials have sold about $50,000 worth of Sharpie pens, campaign communication director Tim Murtaugh told The New York Times.

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump in foreign payments case.  A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday [9/13/2019] revived a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronized his hotels and restaurants, moving a watchdog group closer to obtaining financial records from his real estate company.

Donald Trump Mocks 'Loser' Primary Challenger Mark Sanford for Appalachian Trail Scandal.  President Donald Trump ridiculed Mark Sanford after the former Governor and Congressman announced his decision to challenge him for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020.  Trump recalled the bogus "Appalachian trail" cover-up of the governor visiting his secret mistress in Argentina which was exposed in 2009.

Assume nothing:  Will President Trump keep Mike Pence on the ticket in 2020?  Any contemporary challenger from the GOP faces a mountainous hurdle, taking on a president with upwards of 90% Republican approval, even one with Trump's steady but lackluster job approval record.  Unnoticed, for now, is any discussion of Trump's vice presidential running mate in 2020.  The natural assumption is he'll stick with Vice President Mike Pence.  Assumptions in politics are always dangerous.  Ask Hillary Clinton about her presumed 2016 victory.  And assumptions are especially dangerous when they involve a mercurial chief executive who values unpredictability and wants to win at any cost.

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Here's what Donald Trump needs to stop all the impeachment talk dead in its tracks:  Vice-President Ted Cruz.

Why There Is No Justification For Forcing Taxpayers To Pay For Art.  An opinion article in The Baltimore Sun last week criticized President Donald Trump's record of musicians and other artists he's invited to perform at the White House.  It's apparently zero.  The article commits a number of digressions and blunders:  It engages in remote psychology by speculating on Trump possibly having "musical anhedonia"; its closing charge seems to confound refinement with some degree of moral virtue; and the author grounds the meaningfulness of music in its service of "evolutionary goals."

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Rashida Tlaib's Palestinian Grandmother Casts a Spell Over President Trump: 'May Allah Ruin Him'.  Rashida Tlaib's Palestinian grandmother, Muftia Tlaib, cursed President Trump in Arabic after he said she was the only winner in the decision by her granddaughter to not visit her in the West Bank after a back and forth with Israel about whether the anti-Israel Democrat Rep. Rashid (MI) would be allowed by Israel to enter the country and also visit the Palestinian territories.  The 90-year-old grandmother made these remarks during an interview with Reuters.

MLK's niece denounces Democrats' 'race baiting' of Trump.  The niece of civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has a question for Democrats who accuse President Trump of being a white supremacist.  "I'd like to ask anyone who calls him that — have they ever met one?" Alveda King said Thursday [8/8/2019].  Ms. King, a Trump supporter, said on Fox News that she knows all about white supremacists.  "I've had the experience of going head-to-head with genuine racists," she said.  "Back in the 20th Century, I was a youth organizer.  At the time, my uncle, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was killed [in 1968]... I was in a home that was bombed.  A racist is a person who really does believe that their race, their category of humanity, is superior or different."  She said Mr. Trump "is not a racist."

Never Trump quandary:  When you want Trump to lose but can't bear his Democratic opponents.  The Democratic debates have been hard on Never Trumpers.  The small but vocal group of Republicans and former Republicans who oppose President Trump has watched in horror as Democrats veered leftward, embracing "Medicare-for-all," virtually open borders, sky-high taxes, and other positions no conservative could ever accept.  The Never Trumpers see disaster coming in the form of the president winning reelection over a Democrat who moved too far left for the American voter.  So they issue warnings.  The Democrats' performance in the most recent debate was "worse than farcical," the New York Times' Bret Stephens wrote.  "It's tragic.  It will make the Trump campaign's job of selling the president as the non-insane option in next year's election shamefully easy."

Presidency Inc.  The president is one of the most known personalities in America today, subjected to fierce and constant exposure well beyond the dry newspaper copy and fireside chats of yore.  And if Americans have pioneered one thing in the 21st century, it's how to monetize fame — and not just fame, but attention, with every second of our day competed for viciously by data-crunching online advertisers.  The president, because we've made him omnipresent, thus has tremendous money-making potential.  That's why even the obsessively anti-Trump CNN can't seem to take its eyes off of The Donald:  he moves product, just as Obama did for Fox News.  We've turned the presidency into a business, and it makes sense that it isn't just the middlemen who want to cash in.

Donald Trump at the Overton Window.  Trump attacks "the squad" not because they are female or "people of color," but because the are anti-American fanatics.  He attacks Elijah Cummings not because he is black but because he is a corrupt pol who has done ill by his district.  He attacks Sharpton not because he is black but because he is a race-baiting con-man.  Donald Trump is an equal opportunity scourge.  He doesn't care if you are black or white, male or female, if you behave badly and violate the public trust, he will call you out, baldly.

Proud of yourselves, lefties?  Leftists turn 'deplorable' beauty queen into Trump magnet.  Simply for liking President Trump, the left was going to make an example of that deplorable 20-year-old.  They were going to make her pay.  And for awhile there, they got away with it.  Young Kathy Zhu, the newly crowned Miss Michigan, lost her title on account of her "offensive" tweets.  The press went through every last one of the crown winner's tweets over the years and found a couple they decided were 'offensive,' 'racist,' and 'insensitive,' broadcasting those.  After that, the Miss World pageant organization de-throned her.  Justice.  The left triumphs.  That'll teach those Trump-supporting deplorables their lesson.  Except that now in place of a mere beauty queen, the left has got a Frankenstein's monster on their hands.  Zhu has been offered a prominent place on the Trump 2020 campaign.

Aide fired after fake presidential seal displayed next to Trump at Turning Point USA event.  An aide has been fired after President Trump took the stage at a Turning Point USA event earlier this week in front of a doctored presidential seal that featured pro-Russian imagery and said "45 is a puppet."  White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Associated Press officials "never saw the seal" before it was projected on a screen behind Trump as he was introduced Tuesday at Turning Point USA's teen summit.  The altered seal appeared on the projector screen for at least 80 seconds behind Trump before it was taken down, the Washington Times reported.

President Trump Awards International Religious Freedom Award to Muslim Imam.  Conservatives are told that President Donald Trump is a racist on a daily basis by the MSM.  So, leftists can pardon our confusion when we read on the State Department's page that Trump's administration honored a Muslim Imam from Nigeria.  It seems completely contradictory for an Islamophobic racist to honor a Muslim from an African nation.  In fact, the list of this year's honorees for the International Religious Freedom is quite diverse:  Muslims, people of color, and women.  I encourage you to [...] read about all the deserving honorees, but I want to focus on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria who put his own life in danger to protect Christians fleeing from persecution.

The hopeless Never Trumper running against Trump.  The Weld 2020 campaign site features an old photo and raw video of his campaign announcement.  It's early July and the latest update on the site is from the beginning of May.  That's incompetence as usual in the hopeless campaign by the former Massachusetts governor which is being run by his stepson.  The Never Trumper competing against President Trump for the 2020 GOP nomination claimed back in March that he could "start Monday in the Oval Office."  Three months later, he barely has a website.

Epstein plea deal rehash:  A political strategy to turn people, who have moral scruples, against the President.  After the Russian collusion scam collapsed, Democrats and their media accomplices were looking for anything to impugn the President's character.  So they dug up the Epstein plea deal to impugn Acosta's character and, by association, the President's.  Bear in mind that the Epstein plea deal only became a problem after Acosta became part of the Trump administration.  That's because the rehash of the plea deal isn't about justice; it's about politics.  It's just more of the same old "get Trump" operation that started by illegally spying on the Trump campaign.

The NeverTrump-Left Alliance Crumbles.  The political misfits known as NeverTrumpers are begging for allies ahead of next year's presidential election — and, as usual, they aren't looking to the Right.  This collection of failed magazine editors, Iraq War propagandists, washed-up columnists, Russian collusion pimps, and losing campaign consultants have dogged Donald Trump and his supporters for three years.  While some anti-Trump "conservatives" who contributed to National Review's infamous "Against Trump" issue in early 2016 have become supporters of the president, others cannot let go — but their obstinance is less about principle and more about grift:  Acting as the useful conservative idiot for the Washington Post or MSNBC has breathed new life into once stale careers and burned reputations.

The right to Trump tweets.  The Second Circuit has affirmed a district court decision holding that President Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter.  Plaintiffs wanted to get Trump's tweets directly and contended that their inability to view, retweet, and reply to Trump's tweets limited their ability to participate with other members of the public in the comment threads that appear below the President's tweets.  The court agreed in a 29-page opinion [...]

Florida Democrat Who Has Never Won An Election Declares Trump Supporters To No Longer Be Christians.  One of the more interesting revelations... and I choose that word carefully... over the past three years has been the assertion by NeverTrump, that a Christian who votes for Trump, no matter the reason, can't really be a Christian.  Though, presumably, a Christian who voted for Hillary Clinton was just fine.  This is because that Trump is so uniquely odious as a politician because  he let a woman drown to cover his drunk driving  of his hair style and mannerisms and, supposedly his serial infidelities (or so the thrice married Charlie Sykes and adulterous Joe Scarborough tell us) that no one's soul is safe who voted for him. [...] This nonsense is going to last as long as Trump is in office.  Maybe longer.

A stain on the Lincoln Memorial.  The white marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial are a sacred place for America.  And they're about to get stained.  It's the place of reckoning for our great nation's original sin — the practice of slavery and the segregation and racism that still rock this country today.  And it's a place that honors sacrifice and the earth-moving impact of eloquence on American history.  Now a showman with no appreciation for that history is going to squat on that spot this July Fourth.

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How very dramatic.  I suppose the monuments in Washington really are sacred, if you're a humanist, and the government is your god.  But the writer (of the article immediately above) seems to have forgotten all about Barack H. Obama's highly political speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013.

Trump delivers July 4 speech saluting the US military and free of political statements.  President Trump appeared to stick the script and delivered a Fourth of July speech saluting the five branches of the U.S. military.  The decision to hold this "Salute to America," which included flyovers from military planes and the presence of tanks of the National Mall, drew considerable controversy in the days leading up to it, including concerns about the militarization of the holiday and the cost.  An estimated $2.5 million was spent by the National Park Service to fund Trump's event.  Still, when it came to the speech itself, Trump sidestepped saying anything overtly controversial.

Obnoxious tanks?  What does MSNBC think 'rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' means?  The resistance to President Donald Trump has become so toxic that nothing is off-limits when it comes to finding reasons to denigrate the president, not even the 4th of July. [...] With Trump getting involved in the annual 4th of July celebration in Washington, an MSNBC panel took great exception to plans to display brand new Abrams tanks — the president toured the manufacturing plant in Lima, Ohio, in March and heaven forbid he should be proud of what is being produced.  Of course, what really irks the left is that Trump opted to get involved in the annual event, and is putting his own stamp on the festivities.

The Steele Dossier Has Been Discredited — Is the IC Report Next?  The three-year orchestrated campaign to discredit Donald Trump and destroy his presidency is littered with sketchy reports authored by partisan characters motivated by power and revenge.  From the Steele dossier and the personal memos of former FBI Director James Comey to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, a trove of dubious documents is burnished as compelling evidence to show the president is an illegitimate occupant of the Oval Office, a Kremlin stooge, or worse, a criminal in plain sight trying to subvert the rule of law and torch our democracy.  What truly should alarm Americans — and, one hopes, interest future historians far removed from this debacle — is how these clearly questionable materials earned the imprimatur of the world's most powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Justice Department sues former Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, seeks $50,000 penalty.  The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday [6/25/2019] against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging that the former "Apprentice" star who served as an adviser to President Donald Trump before becoming a prominent critic of his administration failed to file a financial disclosure report after she was fired from the White House.  In a civil complaint filed in federal court in Washington, the department said Manigault Newman failed to file the report despite several emails reminding her to do so.  Such a report is required of employees who leave government jobs.  The Justice Department is seeking a $50,000 penalty against Manigault Newman.

Woman Who Claimed Trump Raped Her Backtracks, Makes Insane Statement Even CNN Can't Handle.  In a new book, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll claims Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room stall nearly 25 years ago.  As soon as she made her claim, the Democrat media complex jumped all over the story and gave it credibility. [...] Last night [6/24/2019] during an interview with CNN, Carroll backtracked her claims and then made an insane statement about rape.

Trump Rape Accuser, E Jean Carrol, Has a Rather Unusual History of Perspectives on Men.  E Jean Carrol made headlines recently with her rather bizarre and sketchy claims of a forced sexual encounter with Donald Trump in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room two decades ago.  President Trump denies even knowing who she is... but the media, well, you know, OrangeManBad; so anything goes.  In addition to personifying an abject lack of credibility Ms. Carrol just imploded on CNN with Anderson Cooper, explaining her definition of rape is not sexual, nor doe it include sex.  However, before getting to that recent development, a historic reference to Ms. Carrol is, well, weird. [...]

Anderson Cooper cuts to commercial after Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll calls rape 'sexy'.  CNN host Anderson Cooper moved quickly to a commercial break when the woman who has recently accused President Trump of assaulting her in the mid-1990s suggested that rape was "sexy."  Cooper had asked writer E. Jean Carroll, 75, if she felt like she was a victim.  During a discussion of her allegations with the CNN host, Carroll maintained that there was nothing "sexual" about her alleged rape in the dressing room of a New York department store.  "I was not thrown on the ground and ravaged," Carroll said, denying that she was a victim.  "The word rape carries so many sexual connotations.  This was not sexual.  It just hurt."  Carroll described the alleged event between Trump and her as a "fight" rather than "rape."

Dangerous Derangement.  America cannot continue as a republic without the acceptance that one party routinely will be turned out of office.  Democrats no longer accept that bedrock principle of American liberty.  They see themselves as the only party entitled to govern.  "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and the Russian collusion frame-up are two faces of the same coin:  Democrats now reject the orderly succession of power through duly constituted elections.  Democrats have whipped the nation into mass hysteria for three years.  It's a destructive game, manipulating people into a rage until Americans see each other as enemies.  Most dangerous of all, driven by the social justice agenda of Obama progressives, Democrats are purposely delegitimizing our democratic institutions.

Biden's Correct, Trump's a Threat to Democracy.  "Our democracy is at risk.  I never thought I would say those words.  But it's true.  Everywhere you turn, Trump is tearing down the guardrails of democracy," said Biden.  I wish I could have run up to the place where Biden was speaking into that microphone to pat him on the back and congratulate him on such a wonderful statement.  The problem is, he followed his statement with a sentence that wasn't exactly true, ruining the moment.  "It's the abuse of power.  And if there is one thing I can't stand — it's the abuse of power."  Realize, those words came out of the mouth of the man who served as Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama, one of the worst abusers of presidential power in history.  When we recite the Pledge of Allegiance we don't pledge to the flag of the democracy for which it stands.  The United States of America, a voluntary union of states who came together to form a mighty country, was never intended to be a democracy.  The Founding Fathers designed our system to be a republic, and a very unique one at that.

Does anyone doubt that Trump is the Rocky of American politics?  President Trump's rally on Tuesday [6/18/2019] to officially launch his 2020 campaign for re-election was a tour-de-force.  The twenty thousand people in the arena, along with the thousands of people outside watching on jumbo screens were all on the same page:  He has been a great President these past two and a half years and they want more of the same.

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Reuters posted a deliberately misleading series of crowd photos, making it look like there were maybe two or thee hundred people present, and almost that many press photographers.  When Trump speaks about fake news, this is what he's talking about.

U.S. embassies defying Trump admin by flying 'gay pride' flag: 'This is category one insurrection'.  The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS Donald Trump's policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the "gay pride" rainbow flag in defiance of the president.  After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of "Pride Month," several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.  As reported by the Washington Post, several U.S. embassies are finding ways to either defy or show opposition to, the White House's instructions.

Looks like libs trying to nail Trump family for Europe trip on taxpayers dime will be sorely disappointed.  While there is nothing "inherently untoward about such arrangements," as noted in the Washington Post, there is much ado being made in the anti-Trump media about who foot the bill for President Donald Trump's family to join their father this week during his state visit to the United Kingdom.  Unfortunately for the cabal, according to a source who spoke with the Daily Mail, his sons, Donald Jr., Tiffany and Eric, and his wife, Lara, paid their own way.

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The people who suspect Donald Trump may have taken his family on a taxpayer-funded junket are the same people who looked the other way when Obama did exactly that, on multiple occasions.

Democrats To Fly Psychiatrists To Washington To Question Trump's Mental Health.  Democrats want to bring a panel of psychiatrists to Washington to suggest that President Donald Trump is mentally unfit to be president.  Kentucky Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth has been tasked with coordinating the project, now planned for July, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday [6/5/2019].  "We're planning to put together an event ... a town hall.  We haven't actually determined the format," Yarmuth said.  Dr. Bandy Lee, a persistent critic of the president who believes Trump's state of mental health makes him unfit for office, is slated to lead the team of psychiatrists.

Dems fume over Trump plans to address public from Lincoln Memorial on July 4.  Democrats on Capitol Hill are fuming over President Trump's plan to deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the traditional July 4th celebration on the National Mall, saying the event should appear non-political.  The U.S. Park Police confirmed this week that Trump planned to attend this year's celebration, which typically brings thousands to the nation's capital.  "President Trump's efforts to insert politics into a celebration of our nation's history is extremely alarming," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement on Thursday [6/6/2019].  "Forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for what amounts to a political rally is irresponsible and a misuse of funds.  I strongly urge the president to reconsider his proposed event."

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Perhaps Mr. Hoyer has forgotten about Barack H. Obama's highly political speech at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 2013.

Evangelical pastor apologizes for 'hurt' caused by praying for Trump during unscheduled visit.  The pastor of McLean Bible Church apologized for hurting some members of his congregation by praying for President Trump during an unscheduled visit.  Trump visited the northern Virginia church on Sunday on his way back to the White House during a golf outing.  His appearance at the church came the same day that evangelist Franklin Graham called for a special day of prayer for Trump.  Pastor David Platt said Trump's visit was unexpected and he didn't have time to think through his actions.

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Suppose the "pastor" did have time to think through his actions.  What would he have done differently?  Would a pastor refuse to pray for Mr. Trump (or anybody else) because he was unworthy of prayer?  Is the pastor leading a church or a left-wing social club?  Is the pastor a Christian, or just a Master of Ceremonies?

Exposing the RINO Underground By Smoking Out the 'Never Trumpers' One-by-One.  It took a complete outsider with political views no one completely knew, and in whose consistency no one could be completely certain, to come in and change not only Washington but to save the Republican Party.  Most fair-minded sincere Republicans who legitimately doubted in 2016 whether Trump would be true to his promises and remain sincerely consistently conservative have come aboard, fully persuaded by now that he truly is the first real Republican conservative President since Reagan and thus only the second in nearly a century.  But what of the others?

Regretful Trump voters hard to come by in Michigan.  Robert Rasch had never voted for president before 2016. Then Donald Trump came along, and finally there was a candidate he could get excited about.  Rasch admired Trump's business background and political courage.  "For somebody to stand up and run for president that has no political background, that's a set of brass," he said.  Rasch is one of millions of so-called lost voters whom Trump coaxed back to the voting booth in 2016.  Rasch has already decided he'll be voting for Trump again in 2020, based largely on the president's stewardship of the economy.

Britain decides no palace stay or parliamentary speech for Trump in low-key state visit.  Opening his speech to British parliamentarians in 2011, President Barack Obama said, "I have known few greater honors than the opportunity to address the Mother of Parliaments at Westminster Hall."  It is an honor that will not be extended to President Trump next week during his first state visit to Britain, one of a number of differences from the trips made by his predecessors.

Why obstruction and cover-up charges smack of desperation.  [Scroll down]  This cloud of supposed collusion, a crime that never happened, hung over Trump month after month until it dragged on for years.  For someone who's innocent, it would obviously begin to look like the fix was in.  Trump's alleged conversations about trying to switch out Mueller, as documented in interviews with the special counsel, could fairly be interpreted as attempts to seek justice, not to obstruct it.  The story would be entirely different, of course, if Trump had turned out to be Putin's agent — and for two years, I and many others fully suspected that could be the outcome of the Mueller probe, based on all the leaks and reporting.  But it wasn't the case.  Those who think Trump is unfit for office, or who otherwise oppose him, might carry more weight if they publicly acknowledge that they chased their tails for two years and, when they finally snagged it, realized they hadn't captured the enemy.  Then, they could more credibly move forward to another focus, such as targeting the Trump policies they find objectionable.

Gallup: Trump Approval 42%, Congress Approval 20%.  The latest polling data from Gallup show that President Trump's job approval rating is at 42% and Congress' job approval is less than half of that at 20%. In the Congress, Republicans dominate in the Senate (53-47) and Democrats dominate in the House of Representatives (235-198).  Gallup's numbers for the president's job approval are from May 12, 2019, and are based on daily tracking averages and periodic multiday polls, according to the survey firm.  As of May  12, 42% of Americans approve of Trump's job performance and 52% disapprove.

Trump Correctly Cannot Work Productively With People Aiming to Destroy Him.  Anyone who ever has been in any business or profession knows the difference between the challenges of trying to get something done with others who have differing, even competing, goals versus the utter impossibility of accomplishing anything serious and meaningful with people bent on personal vendettas of destruction.  When Trump tries to engineer a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada, he knows that each side will negotiate to achieve its respective goals. [...] By contrast, when dealing with Democrats driven by an insane desire to impeach Trump or "at least" to destroy him personally — to ferret through his personal taxes, to go after his family and associates, to concoct one hoax after another aimed at bringing down his very reputation and raising preposterous specters regarding treasonous collusion with enemies or engaging in "cover-ups" — there is no point in his proceeding with them.  No matter what is agreed, they ultimately will sabotage him and the agreement.

Donald Trump — A Triumphant President:  A Psychoanalyst's Observations and Opinions.  In my opinion, Trump's obvious narcissism is a prominent thread within the complex skein of his remarkable ego strength and type A personality.  A strong ego is not egotistical in the common-sense usage of the expression "big ego," but indicates accurate intuition, street-smart intelligence, and judgement.  Strong enough to withstand the attacks of bitter Democrats who never thought Trump would win the presidency.  Strong enough to take on "the swamp" of Washington politics, politically correct liberal university professor enemies, and a massively anti-Trump and vicious liberal American press.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls For Lindsey Graham To Resign.  On Tuesday [5/14/2019], New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a trending-on-Twitter call for Sen. Lindsey Graham to quit Congress.  And why?  Because Lindsey told Donald Trump Jr. not to yap it up to investigators.  Last week — just a day after Mitch McConnell'd given the Mueller probe the ol' "Case closed" — news broke that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr had subpoenaed the President's son.  Therefore:  Not so closed.

Trump's Greatest Show of Power Lies in His Reluctance to Use Power.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled a trip to Berlin this week and instead made an abrupt visit to Iraq.  There he met with the Iraqi Prime Minister and President to brief them on the latest U.S intelligence regarding threatening behavior from the Iranians.  Up to this point, it has not been publicly disclosed what intelligence personnel believe the Iranians are doing that has administration officials concerned.

Democrats Continue Presidential Harassment — Committee Chair Subpoenas Trump's Tax Returns.  Democrat House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal issued a subpoena Friday for President Trump's tax returns.  Demmocrats want the billionaire's returns so they can find something to attack him with.  Trump knows this and refuses to release them.

Trump's Homemade Media Strategy Is Genius and Dumb.  When it comes to White House media strategy, President Trump is an absolute genius.  And his own worst enemy.  There's an excellent reason why his communications directors — all five of them — have come and gone so quickly.  And there isn't one now.  Trump not only thinks he knows more than they do.  He knows he knows more than they do.  And guess who's the boss in a president's shop.

Ocasio-Cortez suggests Trump [is] 'vulnerable to shady activity' due to alleged business losses decades ago.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said President Trump may be "vulnerable to shady activity" after a report claiming he lost billions of dollars from his businesses over three decades ago.  The New York Democrat offered up her two cents on Twitter concerning a New York Times report that alleged that Trump claimed to have lost $1.17 billion from his real estate businesses on his federal income tax returns for the decade between 1985 and 1994.

What did she say that isn't absolutely true?
[#1] Trump's tax returns from the 1980s are irrlevant and immaterial.  [#2] What was Obama doing in 1985?

Is A Major Real Scandal About To Break Soon?  With the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, at least there was a stained dress.  With Watergate, at least there was a burglary, hush money and an enemies list.  With this hoax, nothing... not even Russia.  The whole Mueller investigation was launched on phony grounds.  So why persist?  The two main culprits are Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff who are basically nobodies hailing from districts where a sea slug with a "D" after its name will win an election.  It provides them with daily press opportunities to feed their worthless egos.  Nixon was accused of going after his political enemies, but what are Schiff and Nadler doing?

White House Correspondents' Dinner Replaces Comedy With 'Dark Sermons'.  Speakers at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner struck a somber tone amid signs that the once ultra-trendy, star-studded "nerd prom" just isn't the event it once was.  President Donald Trump announced several weeks ago that he would not appear at the annual event — which technically raises money for journalism scholarships and awards achievements in covering White House-specific events — for the third year in a row.  For the first time, however, the president said all senior members of the White House staff will "boycott" the event.  White House officials, including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, instead appeared alongside the president at a rally Saturday night [4/27/2019].

Ad prices for Trump's favorite TV shows soar 400% in clamor to appeal to audience of one.  First come the president's own words.  "America will never be a socialist country," he says.  Then the voiceover.  "You are right, Mr. President," the spot says, deploying flattery before pivoting to warn that his administration is considering "socialist" price controls on medicines that would thwart innovation and investment.  This would all be unremarkable in the world of political advertising were it not for the fact that the spot was made by Americans for Tax Reform to run only in the West Palm Beach, Fla., television market over Easter weekend when President Trump was staying at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump: 'Faith and Family, Not Government and Bureaucracy, Are the Center of American Life'.  Americans worship God, not government, President Donald Trump said Friday [4/26/2019] in an address to the National Rifle Association (NRA).  In his speech, Trump declared that "faith and family" constitute the foundation of life in America.

What Trump is guilty of.  Donald Trump, the president of the United States, behaved as any innocent man would, behave having been framed by fabricated propaganda prepared by foreign intelligence agents and paid for by his political enemies.  He behaved as any innocent man might when prosecutors hounding him were enabled and appointed by his political enemies.  He behaved as any innocent man might when he realized that his prosecutors included the chief counsel of the Clinton Family Foundation and Barack Obama's deputy assistant attorney general and that the chief witness against him was represented by Hillary Clinton's longstanding lawyer whom the Washington Post called "The Ultimate Clinton Loyalist."  He acted as any innocent man might who realized that his home, phone lines, offices, and associates were being spied on, wiretapped, surveilled, followed, photographed, and even infiltrated by paid spies and foreign agents sent by his domestic political enemies who deliberately set him and his family up in a sting operation.  Meanwhile, the selfsame people vehemently denied that the spying took place.

President Trump Should Never Publicly Release His Tax Returns.  There is no benefit that any reasonable, fair-minded person now will achieve for herself, her spouse, her children, her parents, or anyone else by seeing Donald Trump's tax returns.  There might have been a benefit when he first sought the Presidency — for example, to know whether he had financial interests that would conflict with his loyalty to America's primacy — and the voters then could have rejected his candidacy in 2016 for that refusal to disclose.  The matter was litigated thoroughly during the 2016 elections, and the voters chose him anyway.

Why do the least-bright people rise to the top?  Why would a truly intelligent and informed person, knowledgeable about world and American history, want to subject himself or herself to the cesspool that is American politics?  Why put their family at risk of a reputational assault like Brett Kavanaugh suffered?  Remember what Clarence Thomas endured at the hands of a racist left that could not abide a brilliant black conservative.  The Left embraces, has long embraced, thugs like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Tom Perez, Tom Steyer, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Dick Blumenthal, but rises to blubbering outrage at Trump!  Donald Trump is the nicest, most authentic real man when compared to the throng of leftist thugs.  He may not be the most eloquent of presidential speakers, but he is the real deal, a real man in the true sense of the word; imperfect but in the end selfless, a true patriot and a great President.

34% at Trump's Michigan rally were Democrats.  Brad Parscale, Donald John Trump's 2020 campaign manager, told Jesse Watters last night that 34% of the people who attended the president's rally in Grand Rapids were registered Democrats.  Parscale knows that because people needed to give the campaign their cellphone numbers to get tickets.  The campaign then used the information to check their voting record.

The Five Wings Of The Republican Party.  When President Trump entered office, it wasn't clear if he would consolidate control of the Republican Party, or even his own administration.  We used to write a lot about various power centers in his administration, for example.  But the president gradually forced out people who didn't agree with him.

George Conway's Spat With Donald Trump Illustrates Psychiatry's Pernicious Influence on the Debate About the President's Fitness.  This week George Conway, a Republican lawyer and prominent critic of Donald Trump who happens to be married to presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, diagnosed the president with "narcissistic personality disorder." [...] Conway is by no means the first Trump critic to notice that the president seems to fit the diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder, which include grandiosity, attention seeking, self-centeredness, "exaggerated self-appraisal," condescension, feelings of entitlement, lack of empathy, and relationships that are "largely superficial and exist to serve self-esteem regulation."

The Editor says...
The same symptoms were exhibited by Barack H. Obama and nobody in the press had any objections.

What Trump does not do.  When Democrats lost to a non-politician in 2016, they could not swallow the failure and began to degrade their opponent's victory (by manufacturing "Russia collusion"), insult people who voted for the winner (calling them racist), and assassinate the character of the winner (calling him a dictator).  To make the case for the third act, they invented a story that Donald Trump likes dictators and wants to be one and will not leave office if not elected in 2020.  But his actions show the opposite.  Trump does not want to be a king or a dictator, while his predecessors behaved as if they wanted to be.  To demonstrate this fact, I will provide examples of what Trump has not done and what King Barack H. Obama and King George W. Bush did. [...]

Support for Trump dwindles among ICE officers.  ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into "overdrive."  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say they're being roped into such mundane tasks as opening the doors on vans to release immigrants already caught by Border Patrol agents.  That's dragging the officers from their usual duties of nabbing fugitives, or scouring local prisons and jails for immigrant criminals who lived illegally in the U.S. ready to be deported.

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks.  A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do.

Schiffting to Phase 2 of Collusion.  There's been no more reliable regurgitator of fantastical Trump-Russia collusion theories than Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.  So when the House Intelligence Committee chairman sits down to describe a "new phase" of the Trump investigation, pay attention.  These are the fever swamps into which we will descend after Robert Mueller's probe.  The collusionists need a "new phase" as signs grow that the special counsel won't help realize their reveries of a Donald Trump takedown.  They had said Mr. Mueller would provide all the answers.  Now that it seems they won't like his answers, Democrats and media insist that any report will likely prove "anticlimactic" and "inconclusive."  "This is merely the end of Chapter 1," said Renatto Mariotti, a CNN legal "analyst."

Trump inaugural receives civil subpoena from New Jersey State attorney general.  The committee that put together President Donald Trump's inauguration celebrations has now received a second subpoena as questions grow about the fundraising and expenditures around the most lucrative inauguration in the nation's history.  Lawyers for the president's inauguration received a civil subpoena from the New Jersey State Attorney General's office within the last few days, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The Editor says...
Compare this to the commentary about Barack H. Obama's inauguration at the top of this page.

Furious Dem.  Armed Services chairman accuses Trump of 'stealing money from the military'.  The Democrat who leads the House Armed Services Committee denounced President Trump's plan to use billions of dollars from the Pentagon's military construction budget to fund his border wall, calling it an "appalling decision" and "an egregious example of the President putting his political agenda ahead of the interest of the United States."  Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., also took exception to President Trump's assertion that "some of the generals think that this [the wall] is more important," and when they described the projects that would lose funding, "it didn't sound too important to me."

Trump's declaration of national emergency was unnecessarily 'dramatic': Victor Davis Hanson.  The pending legal battle over the national emergency declared by President Trump may all center around "semantics," Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson argued Friday [2/15/2019].  Earlier in the day, President Trump officially declared a national emergency in order to allocate funding for the border wall that wasn't included in the compromise border security bill that Congress passed and that the president signed into law.  On Friday's "Special Report" All-Star panel, Hanson — along with Townhall.com political editor Guy Benson and former Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina — weighed in on the political fallout from the president's decision.

The SDNY Investigation Is Real Peril for President Trump.  All eyes are on Capitol Hill.  House Democrats, flexing their new majority muscles, wasted no time after President Trump's State of the Union address to announce expansive investigations of the president and those around him:  There will be probes into his administration, the 2017 presidential transition, the 2016 Trump campaign, and the Trump Organization — the real-estate business Donald Trump spent a lifetime conducting.  It's a dragnet, or at least as much of a dragnet as congressional committees can muster.  Their investigative powers do not compare with those of federal prosecutors and FBI agents, who compel grand-jury testimony, execute search warrants, arrest suspects, and file indictments to squeeze cooperation from potential witnesses.  That is one reason why the most consequential Trump action may be happening in the place getting the least attention from the national media:  the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

The march of the 2020 phonies begins.  Of the many expectations President Trump has blown to smithereens, perhaps the most basic is that a candidate has to be someone they're not in order to win over voters. [...] As a candidate and as president, Mr. Trump never had to craft a public persona in order to "humanize" himself.  Having been a prominent figure for decades, he had no need for public reintroduction.  And having been a successful businessman, he doesn't have the time or patience for a personality masquerade.

Trump Inaugural Committee Is Subpoenaed for Documents.  Lawyers for President Trump's inaugural committee on Monday [2/4/2019] received a subpoena for documents from the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office, which has been investigating the fund, according to people familiar with the matter.  The subpoena requests documents related to the committee's donors and spending, according to a copy viewed by The Wall Street Journal.  A spokeswoman for the committee said in a statement:  "We have just received a subpoena for documents.  While we are still reviewing the subpoena, it is our intention to cooperate with the inquiry."

Trump campaign says it is preparing to sue Cliff Sims for tell-all book after president rips 'low level staffer'.  President Trump's re-election campaign said Monday it is preparing to sue former White House staffer Cliff Sims for violating his confidentiality agreement, a declaration that comes the day Sims' tell-all book about his experience in the White House hits shelves.

Against Trump:  Three Years Later.  Three years ago this month, National Review published its controversial and now infamous entreaty, "Against Trump."  The issue was singularly devoted to making a case against Donald Trump's then surging primary candidacy; it featured a roster of notable conservative influencers explaining why the brash Manhattan billionaire posed a dire threat to conservatism.  Exactly three years later, the magazine's online version issued an apology for its early condemnation of Covington Catholic High School students, who, while attending the March for Life in Washington D.C., became the innocent victims of a social media ambush orchestrated and executed by the Left.  Some conservative commentators who had contributed to the "Against Trump" issue quietly deleted their tweets criticizing the teens, without apology.

The state of Nancy Pelosi's union.  The new majority party has elected to marshal all resources to destroy President Trump.  Their strategy is to refuse to engage him on public policy (i.e. do their jobs).  Instead, they are pouring all of their energy into investigating every aspect of his life.  Rather than provide solutions, they obsess about how much money people from Liechtenstein might be spending at Trump hotels.  Democrats use their bully pulpit not to sell good ideas, but to complain and whine about the president day in and day out.  For voters who just want peace and a strong economy, it is exhausting, unproductive and ultimately unattractive.

The left's bigoted obsession with MAGA hats.  For much of progressive America, if you are wearing the hat, you are suiting up for Team Racist.  You are marking yourself out as a bigot and a goon.  Your individuality doesn't matter anymore, only the cap.

Trump is not a race.
Army vet dress coded at gym for wearing 'racist' Trump shirt.  An Army veteran says he was asked not to wear a shirt that read "2016 Trump for President" at a gym in Troy, Mo., on the ground that it made members uncomfortable and was "racist."  Staff Sgt. Jake Talbot told St. Louis news station KMOV that he had worn the pro-Trump shirt to CDY Fitness in Troy before.  But on Sunday [1/20/2019], the owner of the gym asked him not to wear the political shirt again.

2020 GOP poll:  Trump 64 percent, Romney 9 percent, Flake 1 percent, primary challenge unlikely.  The Trump re-election campaign is cleared for takeoff and landing, according to a new 2020 GOP poll.  However, he stands at his lowest approval rating in a year, undermining his re-election plans.  The latest Zogby Poll, provided to Secrets, has President Trump dominating the upcoming primary race among Republican voters with no potential challenger higher than 9 percent.

Poll: Trump Gains 19 Points with Latino Voters During Border Wall Shutdown.  In the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday, President Donald Trump may have suffered some among Republicans overall, but he saw a huge point gain in a different demographic breakdown, and an unexpected one by conventional wisdom.

Two years of Trump hatred and Democrats' 'resistance' has accomplished what, exactly?  From the moment Trump was elected, protests spread all over the U.S. and in many countries overseas.  In the weeks that followed, students boycotted classes, activists blocked roads, the president's name was stripped from his buildings, and one overwrought man set himself on fire — all to protest Trump's election by 63 million Americans.  And the liberal media lost their minds.  Trump's sin?  Beating the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton, daring to suggest that open borders were a stain on the country's rule of law, proposing that carefully vetting immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries known to be terror havens might help protect Americans from ISIS, disputing the value of the Paris Climate Accord, and making crude remarks about women in a decade-old recording.

Trump's Re-Election Chances May Be Better Than You Think.  What are Donald Trump's chances for re-election in 2020?  If history is any guide, pretty good. [...] The public has been hearing a lot from radical new House representatives such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).  Their pledges to deliver "Medicare for All," to phase out fossil fuels and to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service are occasionally delivered with snark.  Tlaib recently used profanity to punctuate her desire to see Trump impeached.  But much of the public supports Trump's agenda of deregulation, increased oil and gas production, getting tough with China on trade, and stopping illegal immigration.  What if the Democrats impeach Trump, even knowing that a Republican Senate would never convict him?

Sorry, but hush-money payments won't send Trump to prison.  The most legally fraught part of the Russian "collusion" probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star.  As of yet, instead of a dastardly scheme to participate with the Kremlin in the hacking of Democratic emails to subvert the election, prosecutors have uncovered a dastardly scheme to try to keep from the voters — as if they weren't already aware — that Trump is a womanizer. [...] Everyone should agree that these payments were sleazy.  But that's not the live issue here.  Because Democrats want to see Trump impeached or even jailed, the question is whether he can be successfully prosecuted for the payments after leaving office.  The law, and common sense, suggest the answer is "no."

Report:  Federal Prosecutors Investigating Trump Inauguration Spending.  Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating President Donald Trump's inaugural committee amid suspicion that a portion of the $107 million it raised was misspent, according to a report.  The Wall Street Journal states the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office is in the beginning stages of probing whether the committee's most prominent donors made sizable contributions "in exchange for access to the incoming Trump administration, policy concessions or to influence official administration positions."

Does 'Make X Great Again' Ever Happen in History?  [Scroll down]  In some sense, if Trump's election as the first president without either political or military experience was unprecedented, equally unparalleled was a 90 percent hostile media, coup-like attempts to abort a presidency through absurd resorts to the Logan Act, Emoluments Clause, the 25th Amendment, lawsuits, impeachment writs, and non-stop celebrity talk of assassination, and death and destruction to the Trump family.  Almost any other man Trump's age would long ago have collapsed under the stress and venom.

Trump generates media hysteria by telling the truth about telling the truth.  Honestly, I don't know if President Trump was consciously baiting the media, or if the words that are generating pompous outrage were spontaneously and unselfconsciously expressed.  Probably the latter, not that it matters, because Trump has found his groove, and it is working for him.  He said something to Jonathan Karl of ABC News that no other president would ever say:  "When I can, I tell the truth."

Trump Lawyers Send Stormy Daniels a Bill for $341,559.50 — Fees Awarded by Judge For Defending Frivolous Lawsuit.  Attorneys representing the interests of President Trump in the case of Gifford v.  Trump previously won a dismissal of all claims against Mr. Trump.  As a consequence the court ordered the plaintiff "Stormy Daniels" and her creepy porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to reimburse Donald Trump's legal team for all expenses incurred during their defense of the frivolous lawsuit.  The lawyers representing Mr. Trump filed a motion with the court and now submit a claim for $341,559.50 for legal costs incurred.

Trump seeks more than $300,000 in legal fees from Stormy Daniels after defamation suit tossed.  President Trump wants more than $300,000 in legal fees from porn star Stormy Daniels, after a federal judge dismissed her defamation lawsuit against the president and determined he was entitled to attorney fees.  In a court filing on Monday [10/29/2018], Trump's attorneys said they are seeking $341,559.50 in attorney's fees from Daniels, who has been involved in a legal battle with Trump since the beginning of this year due to an alleged extramarital affair.  She filed a separate defamation lawsuit against Trump in the spring for suggesting she lied.

Senator Grassley Wants Details on Why DOJ Declined to Prosecute Senior FBI Official.  The DOJ Office of Inspector General released an interesting investigative summary report today following a review of a "senior FBI official" accepting tickets from a "television news corespondent" and lying to investigators about the events.  The IG noted "criminal prosecution was declined".  Now Senator Chuck Grassley wants the details.

Stormy Daniels defamation suit against Trump tossed on 1st Amendment grounds.  President Trump awarded attorneys' fees in suit dismissal.  A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday threw out adult-film actress Stormy Daniel's defamation lawsuit against President Trump on free-speech grounds.  "The court agrees with Mr. Trump's argument because the tweet in question constitutes 'rhetorical hyperbole' normally associated with politics and public discourse in the U.S.," U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said in a ruling Monday [10/15/2018], as Bloomberg reported.  "The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement."

Woodward: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched For Two Years.  In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday [9/14/2018], Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new book, 'Fear,' he found no evidence of collusion or espionage between Trump and Russia.  Woodward said he looked for it "hard" and yet turned up nothing.

Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Sentenced to 14 Days in Jail.  George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to one count of making false statements to the FBI.  Further, Papadopoulos was sentenced to 12 months of supervised release and 200 hours of community service.  The 31-year-old was also ordered to pay a $9,500 fine.

George Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days in Prison, 1 Year Supervision, $9,500 Fine.  The former part-time volunteer Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos has been sentenced today to 14 days in prison for lying to FBI investigators about the timing of his contact with the sketchy Maltese professor Joseph Misfud.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller had recommended 30 days in prison.

The management and governance of Puerto Rico is none of New York's business, nor is it Trump's fault.
New York to file lawsuit against Trump for lack of assistance to Puerto Rico.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday [9/2/2018] that the state will file a lawsuit against President Trump and the federal government in light of the damage from Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico in September 2017.  The Governor's Office says the lawsuit will be filed against the federal government for failing to provide assistance to Puerto Rico and having an inadequate response to Hurricane Maria.

Lock her up!
Omarosa Secretly Taped 'Nearly Every Conversation' She Ever Had at White House.  It wasn't just the few conversations that she brought to news networks when her book came out that are in Omarosa's stash of secretly recorded conversations from the White House, apparently.  According to Axios, she recorded "nearly every conversation" that she was part of during her time there, especially those with "all of the Trumps," it seems.  Citing a source "who watched her make many of the tapes," Axios explains that Omarosa used her personal cell phone to record the conversations, including those in the supposedly secure Situation Room in the White House.  The source says that Omarosa would keep both her government phone and her personal phone on her person, and use the work phone for conducting business while recording with her own.  "She would often press "record" on her personal phone — which she carried in her pocket or in a small purse," the report says.

Woodward Book, Anonymous NYTimes Op-Ed Reveal Trump's Done Nothing Wrong.  As the corrupt media fabricate a "fitness for office" crisis, remember[,] Trump has done nothing wrong.  Even those hiding behind anonymity, even those hiding behind those hiding behind anonymity, no one has made a single allegation that Trump has done anything wrong.  All this ginned up media hysteria, all this Never Trump nonsense about the 25th Amendment, all this #Resistance adulation over a glory-seeking narcissist hiding behind the skirts of the New York Times — where is this narcissist's allegation of wrongdoing?

Why Do Ex-Clinton Attack Dogs Davis and Stephanopoulos Get a Pass?  Lanny Davis represents Michael Cohen, the lawyer who secretly taped his then-client, now-President Donald Trump.  If you're keeping score, Davis is the same defense lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during the investigation by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. [...] To defend his current client, Davis went on television and said that Cohen has the goods on Trump and can prove Trump directed him to break campaign finance law to pay off Stormy Daniels.  Or something like that.  Davis' interviewer?  George Stephanopoulos.  Yes, this would be the same Stephanopoulos, now ABC News' "chief news anchor," who worked as communications director during the Bill Clinton presidential campaign and as Clinton's senior adviser in the White House.  Stephanopoulos worked with Davis to employ the aforementioned scorched-earth, attack-Starr strategy.  Shouldn't there have been some sort of disclosure by ABC?

Robert Reich and the Tragedy of TDS.  Robert Reich was once a proponent of the "Third Way," a center-left governing philosophy that ostensibly embraced deregulation, privatization, smaller safety nets, and fiscal responsibility.  He brought this theory of governance to Washington while serving as Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor, and was occasionally cited as a moderating influence on the Democratic Party.  Since the 2016 presidential election, however, Reich has been brought low by Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).  The symptoms of TDS include the inability to think rationally, as well as verbal incontinence.  Reich exhibited both symptoms six days ago on Facebook, where he suggested annulling "Trump's unconstitutional presidency."

Why Deep State Sabotage Is Way Worse Than Trump's Atrocious Infidelities.  [W]hile conservatives detest Trump's philandering ways, they have long since tired of politicians' puffery:  Trump may lie to his wife and to Americans, but he delivers.  Still, some conservatives, such as Michael Medved, have suggested that Trump should resign — for the better of his party, his country, and ultimately his own place in history.  Wouldn't the sacrosanct Mike Pence silence the storm and mend the societal rupture surrounding Trump's presidency?  No, because this storm was never about the president's past infidelity or Trump arranging for Cohen to use cash to silence the stripper.  The left's effortless pivot from their two-year investment in establishing that Trump colluded with Russia reveals the their real dispute with the president:  Trump won, and Hillary lost.  Replacing Trump with Pence will not be enough.  Only when Democrats regain what they believe should rightfully be theirs — control of the government — will amends be made.

Donald Trump Points to Massive Barack Obama FEC Settlement.  President Donald Trump defied the notion that campaign finance violations were a serious crime, pointing on Wednesday [8/22/2018] to a former financial settlement with former President Barack Obama's campaign.  "Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime," Trump wrote on Twitter about his personal lawyer.  "President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!  Cohen plead guilty to campaign finance fraud, claiming that Trump directed him to pay off two women who claimed to have an affair with Trump before he ran for president.

Flashback: Remember When Obama Campaign Was Fined $375,000 for Campaign Reporting Violations And NO Jail Time?  Michael Cohen admitted he violated campaign finance laws in relation to the Stormy Daniels payment at direction of a 'candidate.' He paid off the porn star over $100,000 in a hush money agreement which she later violated.  Democrats and their liberal media cheered that this was the end of the Trump "regime."  But it wasn't that long ago that a presidential campaign was charged with much worse.  In 2013 Maggie Haberman at Politico reported on the criminal campaign reporting violations against the Obama campaign.

Candace Owens:  Paris Dennard Faces 'Public Lynching' for Supporting Trump.  Prominent conservative commentator Candace Owens tweeted Thursday morning that the media were attempting a "public lynching" of fellow black conservative Paris Dennard because he had proven an effective advocate for President Donald Trump.

Do we want the government second-guessing decisions to publish or not to publish?  What happens when a media organization finds itself at the center of an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations?  Does it plead the Fifth, or the First?  For the National Enquirer's David Pecker, it was neither.  Pecker, CEO of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors in exchange for information about hush money deals arranged by President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.  The Enquirer reportedly bought the rights to women's stories alleging affairs with Trump, then didn't publish them.  According to Cohen's court filings, the Enquirer spiked the stories as a favor to Trump.

Trump Is Not Only Right To Criticize Jeff Sessions, It's His Constitutional Duty.  Several have observed that the rule of law appears to mean the "rule of two laws," one for those who oppose Trump and another for those who support him.  Paul Manafort might be guilty as sin.  But would he have been prosecuted but for his efforts to help Trump?  No, according to a very thoughtful piece by K.S. Bruce in Real Clear Life.  And the next Manafort trial appears to involve precisely the same thing that Tony Podesta did with no consequence.

What Did Tuesday's Legal Decisions Really Change in the Long Term?  Despite Tuesday's [8/21/2018] dramatic courtroom revelations, the long-term outlook for President Trump doesn't seem to have changed all that much.  Assume the scenario that Trump is predicting, that the 2018 midterms produce a "Red Wave."  The sheer number of open seats, the discouraging results for Republicans in recent special House elections, and the general indicators that the Democratic grassroots are fired up are all counter-evidence of this GOP dream scenario, but maybe the increased talk of impeachment will fire up and motivate the Trump voters of 2016.

Trump trolls ex-CIA CNN analyst Phillip Mudd, who went berserk on air.  President Trump, the most successful reality television producer in the history of the medium, knows how to spot a compelling villain, and now he has provoked the Deep Staters into defending the indefensible.  When several conservative writers, including me, highlighted the on-air breakdown of former CIA executive Phillip Mudd when Paris Dennard opined that revoking John Brennan's security clearance was justified, President Trump evidently took the time to watch this video:  [Video clip]

HR McMaster talked Trump out of blocking Obama's access to intelligence:  Report.  Ex-national security adviser H.R. McMaster talked President Trump out of blocking former President Barack Obama's access to intelligence briefings last year, according to a report Monday [8/20/2018].  Around March 2017, when Trump accused his predecessor, without evidence, of wiretapping Trump Tower, some of his associates in the White House were pushing their boss to pull the security clearances of Obama administration officials they saw as political rivals.

Keywords:  Triggering, snowflakes, fragile, crybabies.
Counselors Claim Clients Face Trump Anxiety: 'Fear of the World Ending'.  A correspondent with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) based in Washington, DC, ferreted out a counselor who is treating people for a "collective anxiety" caused by President Donald Trump "volatility."  "There is a fear of the world ending," Elisabeth LaMotte, founder of D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, told CBC.  "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling."

Therapists claim patients are experiencing President-related anxiety due to Potus' policies and Twitter feuds.  Therapists across the United States say that ever since president Donald Trump took office patients have been experiencing more anxiety — and it's affecting both Trump critics and supporters.  Several therapists spoke to Canada's CBC News saying that many of their patients have a fear about the country's future and if Trump will 'blow us all up.'  'There is a fear of the world ending,' DC therapist Elisabeth LaMotte said.  'It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling.'  LaMotte said there is a 'collective anxiety' about how Trump's decisions could affect everyone.  Patients and therapists refer to it as 'Trump Anxiety Disorder', although it is not an official diagnosis.

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[A] foolish man built his house upon the sand:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell:  and great was the fall of it.

Trump critics [are] among the least popular senators in the country.  The five least popular senators, according to a Morning Consult poll, have all clashed with President Trump.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leads the list with a 30 percent approval rating while a staggering 56 percent disapprove.  Frequent Trump foil Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., comes next at 30 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval.  Perhaps more surprisingly, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has a 42 percent approval rating while 46 percent of Arizonans disapprove of his job performance.

Trump knows more about dealing with bad guys than Congress, hysterical media combined.  As a trial judge in New Jersey during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush years, I spent much of my time trying to settle cases.  This process involved bringing into my chambers the lawyers for the disputants and asking them in the absence of their adversaries to lay their cards on the table.  After I found out what the litigants truly wanted and I did some pushing and shoving and jawboning, more often than not, agreements were reached.  The threat of an imminent jury trial — with its expenses, complexities and uncertainties — was often enough to bring the parties to a quick, sensible and relatively inexpensive resolution.  Occasionally, flattery — even fatuous flattery — helped.

At Helsinki, Trump Undermined Our Power-Abusing Intelligence Agencies, Not America.  During President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire asked him about Russian interference in the 2016 election.  Trump — as he has done many times before — responded with an answer that cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment of massive Russian election-interference.

Dershowitz confronts smug Avenatti on ethics:  Why do you know things you shouldn't legally know about Cohen case?  Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, made a rather remarkable claim in light of a reports that President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recording a conversation with his client regarding a former Playboy Playmate who said she had an affair with Trump.  Appearing on ABC News' "This Week," [7/22/2018] Avenatti said the tape would impact Daniels' case against Trump "in a big way," while insisting more tapes exist.  This prompted a critical question from Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz — which Avenatti refused to answer.

A Playboy model payoff?  Is that all Mueller has?  The latest news in the Democratic Party's nonstop effort to bring Russia, Russia, Russia to us, is in this story, reported by the Washington Post: [...] It's a ridiculous story, tawdry, silly, and unimportant, of interest only to the tabloid crowd.  What did this tape have to do with collusion with the Russians, and what would have been illegal about it anyway?  In other words, why does Special Counsel Robert Mueller, charged with investigating how President Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton, care about this tape?  Wouldn't a private conversation between Trump and his attorney be privileged and private?

Why are people so angry about Donald Trump's UK visit given we rolled out the red carpet for Robert Mugabe?  The on-off visit of Donald Trump to the UK is happening — but that doesn't mean the controversy has stopped.  Thousands are taking to the street to condemn the arrival of the leader of the free world, while a giant baby blimp has mocked the US president from the sky.  Any yet Britain has entertained some equally controversial world leaders before him.  So why are people so unhappy this time and why didn't Mr Trump get the state visit treatment Britain offered to Robert Mugabe?

The generic editorial against Trump's next pick.  Writing newspaper editorials is an exercise in exasperating futility.  They have scant impact.  243 newspapers endorsed Hillary.  20 endorsed Donald John Trump.  Who won?  To those still laboring at a craft that last had impact in the 19th century, I draw upon my 27 years of experience to offer this generic editorial on whomever President Trump nominates for the Supreme Court.  You may cut and paste it, and your boss will not notice the difference.

When PC Comes Back to Bite You.  Donald Trump has been on the national political stage for two and a half years.  He is as unwelcome today as he was that first day he descended the escalators at Trump Tower.  In fact, the presumptive resistance to anything and everything Trump continues to grow.  Neither side appears willing to change its ways and means.

Trump Taunts Protester Forcibly Removed From Minnesota Rally.  President Trump traveled to Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday [6/20/2018] to hold a rally.  The crowd was so massive they had to move to AMSOIL Arena to accommodate more people.  The rally was previously planned for the DECC Arena, reported Fox News.

Schumer Says He'd Rather 'Keep The Focus On Trump' Than Solve Border Problems.  In a news story published Tuesday by The Hill headlined "Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis," the writer included this paragraph:  "Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump."

Revealed:  Christopher Steele Visited State Department Shortly Before 2016 Election.  Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday [6/20/2018].  "Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016," Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government's response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Clinton Foundation Never Probed, Frivolous Suit Brought Against Trump.  On the day the Office of the Inspector General released a report about egregious DoJ/FBI behavior, the New York Attorney General announced a $2.8 million lawsuit against the Trump's Charitable Foundation.  Notice how the Feds and the NY AG work together?  This is a civil suit and they want to shut down the charity.  The fact is the Foundation raised 18.8 million dollars while giving 19.2 million to charity with virtually zero expenses.  This is a frivolous suit meant to hurt the President and counteract the OIG report.

For New York AG, law only applies to some.  The law is supposed to apply equally to all of us.  But some of us seem to be more equal that others.  In what appears to be a not-so-coincidental effort by the anti-Trump deep state to distract from the damning Department of Justice Inspector General's report yesterday — shedding light on the FBI's gross mishandling of the Clinton email investigation — New York's attorney general dropped a headline-grabbing lawsuit against Donald Trump, his three eldest children and Trump foundation directors.

The Entitled 'Comedy' Elites.  What is it about our entertainment elites that makes them think they are so much wiser than everyone else?  Why do they seem to think that comedians like Samantha Bee and Donald Trump impersonators like Alec Baldwin are going to save America with their rants? [...] "(D)on't sweat it.  I'm a comedian" is a Get Out of Jail Free card.  They can compare conservatives to Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Osama bin Laden and Satan, but if you think that's too rough, "I'm a comedian."  They can pretend to be policy wonks, and when their "facts" crumble, "I'm a comedian."  They can make "jokes" about beheading the president, and that's not vicious ... when done by a comedian.

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This is a very common Democrat tactic:  They will say or do something outrageous, and if there are any objections, follow up a few days later with, "Can't you take a joke?"  Examples abound:

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Most "comedians" are really left-wing activists who hate to see capitalism succeed.
'Bring on the Recession': Bill Maher 'Hoping' for Economic Crash to Oust Trump.  Liberal comedian Bill Maher on Friday [6/8/2018] said that he hopes the economy crashes in order to "get rid" of President Donald Trump.  Maher made the remarks on his HBO talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher."  "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point," he said.  "By the way, I'm hoping for it because one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy.  So please, bring on the recession."

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I don't recall Mr. Maher campaigning to get rid of Barack H. Obama due to the sluggish economy throughout the Obama years.  In fact, there were several indications that Mr. Obama was intentionally sabotaging the economy.  But of course, Mr. Obama was immune to criticism, to say nothing of impeachment, because he was an Affirmative Action sacred cow.

Dems demand counterintelligence probe of Trump cellphone, warn of 'grave danger' to security.  Top Democrats asked Thursday that the intelligence community do a threat review on President Trump's cellphone behavior after reports that he uses unsecured devices to communicate with friends and to post on Twitter.  Both CNN and Politico have reported in recent months that Mr. Trump relies on his personal cellphone to call friends, circumventing White House policies.  Mr. Trump says the protocols his security experts want him to follow are "too inconvenient," Politico reported.  Four Democrats, including members of the Senate intelligence committee, asked Thursday [6/7/2018] for a counterintelligence probe to see what risks the president was running.

So much for freedom of association:
Trump ordered to stop blocking people on Twitter.  President Trump cannot block people from his @realDonaldTrump account just because he doesn't like their political views, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Wednesday [5/23/2018]. Doing so violates their First Amendment right to free speech because Twitter is a "public forum," Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in a landmark ruling that could change how public officials use Twitter.  "We reject the defendants' contentions that the First Amendment does not apply in this case and that the President's personal First Amendment interests supersede those of plaintiffs," the judge wrote in her 75-page decision.  The judge stopped short, however, of ordering Trump to unblock people, saying that her ruling speaks for itself.

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If the Twitter account was set up by Mr. Trump before his presidential campaign began, then it is not a public forum open to everyone.

Environmental red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels.  Environmental red tape is causing "long delays" for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents.  Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first discovered.  The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals.  But regulations stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are putting "remediation" on hold.

Manafort's Lawyers Suggest Key Mueller Deputy Is Leaking To Media.  A senior assistant special counsel to Robert Mueller's investigation is facing allegations he leaked information to reporters concerning the Russian collusion investigation, according to a Monday court filing.  Paul Manafort's defense attorney Kevin Downing officially leveled the leaking allegation against key Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann as part of a new legal offensive against Mueller's indictment of Manafort, who served briefly as Trump's campaign manager.  Downing charges that a flood of media leaks has prevented his client from getting a fair trial.  Downing asked presiding federal Judge T.S. Ellis III on April 30 to convene a hearing on media leaks.  The judge has yet to rule on the request.

How Democracies End:  A Bureaucratic Whimper.  One strange trait of the die hard NeverTrump Republicans and progressives is their charge that Donald Trump poses an existential threat to democracy.  Trump, as is his wont, says a lot of outrageous and weird things.  But it is hard in his 16 months of rule to find any proof that Trump has subverted the rule of law.  Most of the furor is over what we are told what Trump might do, or what Trump has said, or which unsavory character in Europe likes Trump.  These could be legitimate worries if they were followed by Trump's anti-democratic concrete subversions.  But so far, we have not seen them.  And there has certainly been nothing yet in this administration comparable to the Obama-era efforts to curb civil liberties.

Lawsuit By Dems:  A Sad Attempt To Push 'Reset Button' On Hillary's Disastrous 2016 Loss.  As any reasonably objective legal expert will tell you, the Democrats' law suit is a mish-mash of finger-pointing and blame backed by virtually no evidence.  It asserts a conspiracy of the Republicans, Russians and WikiLeaks to get Donald Trump elected president during the 2016 campaign.  Yes, they expect people to believe it.  In that respect, it is a pitiful echo of the Russian investigation launched by the Democrats and "Never Trumpers" in Congress to look into allegations of "collusion" — which is nowhere, by the way, defined as a crime in the U.S. legal code — between the Trump campaign and Russia.  That investigation, headed by Robert Mueller, has netted so far exactly zero public evidence of collusion — even as we near the two-year anniversary of the ongoing investigation.

Democrat on Internal DNC Call About Russia Lawsuit Asks Why DNC Is Spending Money to Sue Russia.  On Friday [4/20/2018], the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks, and several figures from the Trump 2016 campaign.  The suit, prepared by the law firm Cohen Milstein, seeks damages related to Russia's hack of DNC computer systems and the Trump campaign's alleged involvement therein.  However:  [#1] Russia and WikiLeaks are unlikely to cooperate with a U.S. civil proceeding.  [#2] The DNC's evidence of Trump participation in the scheme is limited to suggestive but not conclusive information that has already appeared in media reports.  [#3] There's already an investigation into Trump-Russia collaboration being led by the special counsel's office — which not only has subpoena power, as the DNC conceivably could during legal discovery, but can apply for search warrants and threaten uncooperative witnesses with jail time.  The question that naturally arises, then, is... what's the point?

Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls.  It's not just Hillary Clinton who can't quit Russia.  The whole Democratic Party keeps going back to 2016.  In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday [4/20/2018] against President Trump's campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right-wing!) conspiracy to tip the election to Trump.  The suit's flamboyant charges made headlines, but that only served to obscure the real meaning.  Namely, that top Dems are giving up their fantasies that special counsel Robert Mueller will deliver them from political purgatory by getting the goods on Trump.

Democratic lawsuit will cost them in November.  Democrats suffered their biggest presidential loss in 28 years on November 8, 2016, as people in 30 states rejected them and the woman they nominated.  And for the first time since 1860, there was no peaceful transition of power.  Barack Obama set President Trump up with that Fake Russian Dossier that the Democratic Party purchased.  Replete with tall tales of pissing prostitutes, Democrats used this to stick a special counsel on Trump.  For more than a year, Democrats have used their operatives embedded in government to thwart the Trump administration.  They slowed the confirmation process to a crawl.  Nothing has worked.

Trump Camp Responds to Frivolous DNC Lawsuit.  In 2016 the Democrat National Committee claimed their websites were hacked by Russia and the information was given to Wikileaks.  Wikileaks has always maintained their source for the Podesta-DNC emails was not Russia. [...] The Obama FBI under James Comey NEVER looked at the DNC servers after the leak.  The DNC would not allow it.  Today [4/20/2018] the DNC sued the Trump Campaign, Russia and Wikileaks for conspiring to disrupt the 2016 election.  This afternoon the Trump campaign responded to the lawsuit.

Judge Denies Stormy Daniels' Motion to Depose President Trump.  A judge ruled Thursday [3/29/2018] that attorneys for Stormy Daniels cannot fast-track a deposition of President Trump over the porn star's claims that she had a sexual relationship with him.  Attorney Michael Avenatti asked a federal judge for an expedited trial and deposition of Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen.  On "Outnumbered Overtime," Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke said the judge is not allowing the case to be fast-tracked, but a deposition could happen down the line.

WashPost Frets:  Trump Is Hiring Media Stars!  Do the names Strobe Talbott, Rick Stengel and Jay Carney ring a bell?  Talbott was a longtime journalist, among other things the Moscow correspondent for Time magazine.  His friend Bill Clinton made him Deputy Secretary of State.  Stengel, like Talbott, worked for Time magazine, in this case as managing editor.  President Obama appointed him to the State Department as Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.  And Jay Carney?  A twenty-year reporter for Time magazine who was an ABC regular on the networks This Week with George Stephanopoulos was the director of communications first for Vice President Joe Biden before becoming the Obama White House press secretary.

Climate Alarmists Lament Tillerson's Departure.  A Year Ago They Opposed His Appointment.  Activists howled indignation when Rex Tillerson was nominated to head the State Department, and now they are lamenting President Donald Trump's decision to fire the former ExxonMobil CEO.  Alarmists at Union of Concerned Scientists are hailing outgoing Secretary of State Tillerson as a voice of reason inside a tumultuous Trump administration.  Support for the former oil producer within activist circles contrasts with their invective-filled criticism when Tillerson was first nominated.

Why Gary Cohn's departure from the White House could be good news.  The usual media spin is being applied to the announcement of Gary Cohn's pending departure from his post as President Trump's economic adviser.  It just has to be a disaster, an indicator of "chaos" in the White House and evidence that all right-thinking people agree that the newly announced proposed tariffs in steel and aluminum import are a bad, bad, bad idea.

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President Trump's Wealth Falls $400M On Forbes Billionaires List.  While previous presidents used the office to enrich themselves, President Trump is sacrificing hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal wealth by trying to save America. [...] Contrast Trump losing money with the Clintons becoming fabulously wealthy despite producing nothing of value: [Chart] That doesn't even include the hundreds of millions which was funneled through the Clinton Foundation.  You don't have to agree with everything Trump does to recognize he's a different type of politician.

7 Anti-Trump Politicians and Institutions Who Colluded with the Russians.  For months and months, our fake news media have been freaking out over a meeting Donald Trump Jr. took with a Russian lawyer in the hopes of getting some dirt on Hillary Clinton.  Again and again, we have been told that this is the smoking gun of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.  Of course, that is nonsense.  Moreover, Don Jr. and the others in attendance caught on to the scheme within a few minutes, and as far as we now know, that was the end of that.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of others, who actually have colluded with the Russians as a means to dig up dirt on Trump.

Chuck Schumer 2014: You Know What We Should Have?  A Military Parade.  A nifty catch by the Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra.  Do we know for a fact that Schumer is against Trump's new proposal for a military parade?  He has to be, right?  If it ends up happening, opinions on the right will be mixed but opinions on the left will not.  Your membership card in the #Resistance will require you to hate the idea.  A lot.  Which means Schumer's going to have to figure out some way to explain this: [...]

Democrats & Media Attack Trump's Military Parade Idea — Yet Just 3 Years Ago Media & Democrats Called For A Military Parade!.  When Barack Obama was POTUS an idea to celebrate our military with a parade = GOOD.  When Donald Trump is POTUS that same idea now = BAD.  [Video clip]

ACLU Complains:  "Trump Used the Word 'America' More Than 80 Times".  The American Civil Liberties Union — note the word "American" in its title — complained Tuesday night [1/30/2018] about President Trump's repeated use of the word "America" in his State of the Union speech.

No class.
Democrats scoff, boo, groan, glower at Trump's State of the Union.  Many Democrats showed how little stock they put in Trump's calls for cooperation by staying seated during rhetoric that would have prompted bipartisan applause if it came from almost any other president.  And on Twitter, Democrats splashed cold water in real-time on Trump's proposals, even on traditionally noncontroversial items like infrastructure spending and combating the opioid epidemic.

Christopher Steele Gave FBI A 2nd Dossier From Notorious Clinton 'Hatchet Man'.  Former British spy Christopher Steele gave the FBI a copy of a second dossier on Donald Trump, this one put together by a Democratic political operative who has been referred to as a "hatchet man" for the Clinton family.  The Guardian reports that Steele passed the so-called "Shearer memo" — compiled by Cody Shearer — to the FBI in October 2016.  Steele, an ex-MI6 officer, had been given the document by an American contact who is unnamed in The Guardian report.

The Stormy Daniels outrage shows the media still don't get Trump and why he won.  It's confounding reporters and TV commentators without critical thinking skills (take your pick off the "Morning Joe" set) that people just don't seem to care about Stormy Daniels, the porn actress President Trump allegedly paid off to keep quiet before the 2016 election.  Why isn't this hurting him?!  The answer is simple:  1) Everyone knows Trump has a tacky history; voters chose him anyway, and 2) by the way — we have a country we're trying to save here!  Point one still scandalizes the media, but the rest of the country has its eyes on point two.

What alleged illegality is Mueller investigating?  Trump exercising lawful presidential authority?  Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump.  We know that is true because the areas of inquiry that Mueller is interested in have been leaked.  But the questions Mueller is looking at are not about the issue the special counsel was supposed to examine:  collusion with Russians to fix the 2016 presidential election.  Rather, the Washington Post reports that Mueller "is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans."  The two acts, according to the Post, are related to "efforts by the president or others to hamper the special counsel's probe."

Source: Strzok Hadn't Seen Evidence Of Collusion After 10 Months On Russia Probe.  After 10 months of leading the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation, counterintelligence official Peter Strzok had not seen compelling evidence that President Trump or high-level campaign officials colluded with the Russian government, according to a person familiar with his thinking.  That account comports with a May 19, 2017 text exchange between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that was released earlier this week.

Russia probe grand jury looks like 'a Black Lives Matter rally,' says witness.  The federal grand jury handing down indictments for special counsel Robert Mueller doesn't appear to include any supporters of President Donald Trump, according to one witness who recently testified before the panel.  "The grand jury room looks like a Bernie Sanders rally," my source said.  "Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley [Calif.]"  Of the 20 jurors, 11 are African-Americans and two were wearing "peace T-shirts," the witness said.  "There was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor."  Mueller was not present.

Reminder:  Benghazi was also the Democrats' Benghazi.
Collusion has become the Democrats' Benghazi.  No matter what special counsel Robert S. Mueller III finds, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media will never accept that Trump didn't collude with the Russians.  Democrats are already operating on the basis that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is a foregone conclusion — but not because they believe it.  Just as it would have been heresy for a Republican to admit that Hillary was not to blame for Benghazi, Democrats are now in a position where they will draw the ire of the party's most zealous members and risk primary challenges from the left if they question the certainty of Trump's collusion with Russia.  Democrats who want to avoid intra-party trouble are relying on dishonest hyperbole and tangential facts to build their defenses.

All of Hillary's Foreigners.  The media's cheerleaders for the investigation into the Trump-Russia fable claim that its importance lies in keeping American elections pure of foreign interference.  They have been posturing as great defenders of American sovereignty, a stance that normally makes them uneasy.  But even as they pretend to worry about foreign interference, they seek to sanitize an investigation that is the product of foreign interference: the Obama administration, according to increasingly desperate reports, relied on the "intelligence" of a shifting array of foreign spies and diplomats to launch its probe into Trumpworld.  Such reliance is supposed to make the investigation sound more credible, as if Hillary's supporters in the Obama administration were loath to undertake the investigation but only did so after receiving devastating intelligence from "trusted allies."

The Never-Ending Mueller Witch Hunt:  An Affront to the Constitution.  Over the holidays, Robert Mueller, the special counsel, leaked word to the hate-Trump media that in the coming year of 2018, he would not stop with a simple failure to find any truth in the "Russian collusion" charges against POTUS Trump.  In a display of truly Stalinist police abuse, Mr. Mueller will keep going until he finds a crime, any crime at all.  The FBI, apparently led by Trump-hater Strzok, performed a raid on the Paul Manafort home while the family was still asleep, a surprise intimidation tactic commonly used by Hitler's Gestapo against innocent civilian families, with the purpose of frightening and punishing unarmed victims without due process.

The sane way to view the Mueller probe — and politics.  Firmness and prudence, energy and tact weren't given to [President Trump] in equal measure, and every time things have turned his way, he's made an equal and opposite gaffe.  But he's not the villain he's made out to be by the media.  Unlike Barack Obama, he's played by the Constitution's rules, and is nothing like the dictator he's said to be.  As for evidence of collusion with Russia, from what we've seen, it's just not there.

Trump First President Since Eisenhower Not to Visit California in First Year.  The Los Angeles Times points out an odd bit of presidential trivia as 2017 comes to a close:  President Donald Trump could become the first president since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower not to visit the State of California in his first full year in office.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause.  A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from a liberal watchdog organization arguing President Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by paying foreign governments.  Judge George Daniels dismissed the case on "lack of standing," agreeing with Trump's lawyers' argument that the claims do not fall within the interests of the Emoluments Clause, and should be resolved through the "political process," according to the ruling.  Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming that because Trump has not fully divested from his businesses, he is receiving "cash and favors from foreign governments, through guests and events at his hotels, leases in his buildings, and valuable real estate deals abroad."

Judge dismisses emoluments clause lawsuit against Trump.  A federal judge in New York dismissed one of the lawsuits against President Trump's business dealings, ruling Thursday [12/21/2017] that a watchdog group didn't have standing to challenge whether the president's continued connection to his hotel chain violates the Constitution's emoluments clause.  Citizens for Resp