Category: Trump

Appeals Court Rules Against Trump In Foreign Payments Case | HuffPost

Trump Hotel voted the World’s Best by it’s clients. The judge thought otherwise. That orenge face is the embarrasment showing! (ODT)

Friday’s ruling comes in a lawsuit filed days after Trump took office in January 2017. The plaintiffs included a New York hotel owner, an events booker in Washington and a restaurant trade group that allege lost patronage, wages and commissions from clients who now prefer Trump’s businesses over theirs because of the ability to gain the president’s favor.

via Appeals Court Rules Against Trump In Foreign Payments Case | HuffPost

Trump’s Use of Pentagon Cash to Prop Up Scottish Resort Latest Example of Why He ‘Must Be Impeached’: AOC | Common Dreams News

US President Donald Trump drives a golf buggy on his golf course at the Trump Turnberry resort in June 2019.

The inquiry is part of a broader, previously unreported probe into U.S. military expenditures at and around the Trump property in Scotland. According to a letter the panel sent to the Pentagon in June, the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport—the closest airport to Trump Turnberry—since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a U.S. military base. The letter also cites a Guardian report that the airport provided cut-rate rooms and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for U.S. military members.

Taken together, the incidents raise the possibility that the military has helped keep Trump’s Turnberry resort afloat—the property lost $4.5 million in 2017, but revenue went up $3 million in 2018.

via Trump’s Use of Pentagon Cash to Prop Up Scottish Resort Latest Example of Why He ‘Must Be Impeached’: AOC | Common Dreams News

Rick Scott Defends Trump On Hurricane Readiness: ‘He Got Updates While He Was Playing Golf’ | Crooks and Liars

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Up date on how windy it will be for golf in Florida (ODT)

Rick Scott Defends Trump On Hurricane Readiness: ‘He Got Updates While He Was Playing Golf’ | Crooks and Liars

US-China trade war escalates with new tariffs on goods, including fuel and smart speakers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A close up composite photo of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Trump’s G7statements proved to be bullshit yet again (ODT)

“The United States should learn how to behave like a responsible global power and stop acting as a ‘school bully’,” the official Xinhua news agency said.”

A new round of tariffs took effect from 2:01pm on Sunday, with Beijing’s levy of five per cent on US crude marking the first time the fuel has been targeted since the world’s two largest economies started their trade war more than a year ago.

The Trump administration will begin collecting 15 per cent tariffs on more than $US125 billion ($185 billion) in Chinese imports, including smart speakers, Bluetooth headphones and many types of footwear.

via US-China trade war escalates with new tariffs on goods, including fuel and smart speakers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump Wants Next G7 Summit at His Hotel That Settled Bed Bugs Lawsuit?

TRUE: Trump declared it a lie

According to the lawsuit complaint, Linder awoke shortly after he arrived to “multiple welts, lumps and marks over much of his face, neck, arms and torso,” at which point he complained to the resort staff. Linder was then informed the room he was in tested positive for bed bugs. Per the lawsuit complaint, the property had a “history of severe bed bug infestation,” which was either not treated or was done so inadequately.

According to a court document filed by a mediator, an “agreement was reached” between the parties on Jan. 24, 2017. Linder, according to news reports, is barred from discussing the details of the settlement by a confidentiality agreement.

Before the bed bugs scandal hit the news, Trump was already facing scrutiny for his statement that next year’s G7 would be held at his own resort location, which raises ethical issues about the president using the public office to enrich his private interests. Trump’s extensive business network and how he has used it in office have been the source of ongoing controversy over questions about conflicts of interest.

via Trump Wants Next G7 Summit at His Hotel That Settled Bed Bugs Lawsuit?

Has President Trump’s trade war cost China three million jobs? – BBC News

"China has lost three million jobs, and it'd soon be much more than three million jobs," says US President Donald Trump

Claim: President Trump says three million jobs have been lost in China as a consequence of the trade war with the United States.—-FAKE NEWS

Verdict: While estimates for China’s employment vary widely, they do not generally support Mr Trump’s claim. When asked, the White House directed us to a survey that gave a lower figure.

 

‘Take the land’: Trump wants a black border wall, with spikes, by election day

President Donald Trump visited a new section of the border wall in Calexico earlier this year.

Order from the DON (ODT)

When aides have suggested that some orders are illegal or unworkable, Trump has suggested he would pardon the officials if they would just go ahead, aides said. He has waved off worries about contracting procedures and the use of eminent domain, saying “take the land,” according to officials who attended the meetings.
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White House officials were now expecting a long, drawn-out battle with Chinese leaders.
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“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” he has told officials in meetings about the wall.

‘Take the land’: Trump wants a black border wall, with spikes, by election day

Trump defends bid to host G7 at his Miami resort: ‘I don’t care about money’ | US news | The Guardian

The front entrance to the Trump National Doral.

The Chosen One is just joking again(ODT)

Defending himself against accusations of seeking to profit off the presidency by planning to host a G7 summit next year at one of his resorts, Donald Trump on Monday estimated that being president had cost him $3bn to $5bn and said: “I don’t want to make money. I don’t care about making money.”

via Trump defends bid to host G7 at his Miami resort: ‘I don’t care about money’ | US news | The Guardian

G7 nations struggle to reach consensus on trade and security – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

G7 leaders meet around a round table. Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump are at the centre of the image.

How is it Trumphas sooo much time to devote to teweeting during the G7? Does he tweet at meetings? After all the last time he went home early  and out of his way to meet Kim. (ODT)

Key Points

  • Mr Trump suggested he had second thoughts about his trade war with China but the White House clarified he regretted not making tariffs higher
  • Scott Morrison met with Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe at the summit
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was a surprise guest at the summit

Source: G7 nations struggle to reach consensus on trade and security – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’ | HuffPost Australia

Anti-Semitism Trump shows how.(ODT)

via Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’ | HuffPost Australia

and

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/trump-slammed-jew-voting-democratic-disloyal-190820205832592.html

 

How the world learned to stop worrying and ignore Trump — RT Op-ed

‘Not a good feeling’: Trump blames teleprompter malfunction for ‘airports’ gaffe

Wiser Americans are turning away fro their boorish President

Diplomacy and mediation require respect, historical knowledge, and empathy – the latter being the ability to see the perspective of others without necessarily agreeing with them. Trump shows none of these qualities. And with the diplomatic corps having been gutted of personnel during his presidency, there is little recourse for wiser counsel to offset this president’s boorish, bullying manner.

Trump’s mercurial character makes him unreliable as a partner. He is prone to turning nasty on a dime even to people whom he has at one time lauded as being friendly with. Witness his erratic behavior towards Chinese President Xi Jinping or French leader Emmanuel Macron. Trump seems to have no brake for his big mouth, or care about the consequences.

The G7 summit later this week in Biarritz will be a telling spectacle of how isolated Trump has become on the world stage. Previous gatherings have shown disregard and peevishness from other leaders. The forthcoming meeting promises to be even more cringeworthy because of Trump’s increasingly tarnished image.

Trump’s overbearing egotism and mental meltdown make him a person whom others are learning to ignore.

via How the world learned to stop worrying and ignore Trump — RT Op-ed

U.S. Worries About Russian and Chinese Influence in Africa

Where the Americans have Military bases and the Chinese don’t (ODT)

Waldhauser seem to have the false perception that American foreign policy is loved and welcomed by Africans, but it’s really the Chinese who are winning there at the moment.”

via U.S. Worries About Russian and Chinese Influence in Africa

Racism Unconstrained: The Life and Times of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

From Trump: In a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, he quotes Trump as saying: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

via Racism Unconstrained: The Life and Times of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Trump racism debate: ‘The rot you smell is a racist POTUS’

House oversight and reform committee chairman Elijah Cummings, is the latest to draw attacks from the President, who is accusing him of being 'racist'.

It seems maddeningly repetitive to have to return time and again to the fact that Donald Trump is a racist, but it must be done. It must be done because it is a foundational character issue, one that supersedes and informs many others, in much the same way that his sexism and xenophobia does.

On Saturday, US time, Trump tweeted that congressman Elijah Cummings’ district “is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” a “very dangerous & filthy place” and “No human being would want to live there.” Cummings is black, as are most people in his district.

via Trump racism debate: ‘The rot you smell is a racist POTUS’

Trump says he could win Afghan war ‘in a week … but I don’t want to kill 10m’ | US news | The Guardian

 

When world champion bullshitt-er meets world champion cricket-er Trump has to channeling the voice of Kim Jong-Un little rocketman to prove he has a big heart too. (ODT}

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via Trump says he could win Afghan war ‘in a week … but I don’t want to kill 10m’ | US news | The Guardian

Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar

Less than two hours after Donald Trump claimed that he was “not happy” with supporters who chanted “Send her back” during his scripted rant against Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday night, the president praised the same baying mob.

“These are people that love our country,” Trump said, echoing his defense of the white supremacists in Charlottesville who chanted “Jews will not replace us” as “very fine people.”

via Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar

Behind Trump’s racism, mainstream media can’t help but see a plausible political strategy

Calling Trump’s Racist outbursts just “Political Strategy: In doing so, the press is assisting in Trump’s attempts to rebrand his open bigotry as strategy and giving cover to a Republican Party that allows it. 

The fact however is Trump took on a line minutes after doing what he does every day and that’s watch FOX. Hardly a planned strategic political event. Just a kneejerk reaction of a real Klansman.

via Behind Trump’s racism, mainstream media can’t help but see a plausible political strategy

Donald Trump tells US congresswomen to go back to where they came from – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A composite image of Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashina Tlaib in front of US flags.

Trump claimed he was born in Germany 3 of these women were bor in the USA. Trump lied None of these women have. (ODT)

via Donald Trump tells US congresswomen to go back to where they came from – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump Only Approves Of Free Speech If It Praises Him | Crooks and Liars

Trump Only Approves Of Free Speech If It Praises Him

Trump went on to expose how clueless he is (once again) about the meaning of First Amendment or the important role journalism plays in American democracy.

“See I don’t think the mainstream media is free-speech either because it’s so crooked, so dishonest,” Trump said to his audience of plagiarists and charlatans.

He continued, “We don’t want to stifle free speech but that’s no longer free speech. To me, free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad. To me, that’s very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it. But that’s not free speech.”

Trump makes believe that everything he says or does is good, and just and the greatest of all time in American history. If a journalist, reporter or analyst claims otherwise, they are making up lies about him and they should be imprisoned.

Putin and Kim Jong-un would be proud.

via Trump Only Approves Of Free Speech If It Praises Him | Crooks and Liars

Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein and 28 girls: The 1992 party that raised eyebrows

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It was supposed to be an exclusive party at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s members-only club in Palm Beach, Florida. But other than the two dozen or so women flown in to provide the entertainment, the only guests were Trump and Jeffrey Epstein

via Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein and 28 girls: The 1992 party that raised eyebrows

Trump May Have Revealed The Real Reason For Census Citizenship Question | HuffPost Australia

Another OOPS it’s effen Teleprompter again!! (ODT)

Republican consultant Thomas Hofeller, who ghostwrote portions of what would later become the Justice Department’s formal request to add the citizenship question to the census, wrote that adding the question would pave the way for redistricting that would increase the political power of “Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,” according to documents revealed in federal court in May.

Trump’s comment on Friday that the question is needed for “districting” appears to give weight to that argument.

Trump May Have Revealed The Real Reason For Census Citizenship Question | HuffPost Australia

and

Trump Is Humiliating the Department of Justice and Tearing Its Credibility to Shreds

The U.S. Isn’t Winning Any Popularity Contests Among Arabs

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And in a blow to Pompeo’s ratings-conscious boss, just 12% of Arabs said they had a positive view of Donald Trump, far below Vladimir Putin at 28% and Turkish President Recip Tayyib Erdogan at 51%. In fact, Trump’s policies came in dead last in every one of the ten countries surveyed.

The poll involved more than 25,000 people and was carried out by BBC Arabic and the Arab Barometer research network.

via The U.S. Isn’t Winning Any Popularity Contests Among Arabs

Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

AOC knows the archival power of social media. The current President does not.

Now you might argue Trump’s stream of consciousness approach disregards hypocrisy. Maybe. But the wider society (excluding the MAGA cultists) does not. They have the opportunity to look at the evidence and see his thousand-and-one backflips,

Conclusion: The Role of Independent Media

Governments’ reactions to critical coverage clearly shows that it hits a nerve. Whether Spud screams media bias, or Trump screeches ‘fake news’, this should encourage us. We should continue to speak truth to power. They know they are losing the war and so they screech louder. Forward, my friends. Let us show these dinosaur politicians the true power of the information age.

via Politicians and The Information Age – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trump Can’t Stay on Script About Iran to Save His Life

Trump Can't Stay on Script About Iran to Save His Life

Under these circumstances, there is no way Iran can make a bomb without everybody knowing it is trying. It would have to kick out the UN inspectors, build thousands more centrifuges under the gaze of US satellites, etc., etc.

So if what Trump wanted was no Iranian nuke, he had that when he was sworn into office in 2017. By breaching the treaty and refusing to reward Iran’s good behavior by ceasing sanctions, Trump put the US on a war footing with Iran.

He has stopped Iran from selling its oil, a form of blockade that probably amounts to an act of war. He is also stopping European concerns from investing in Iran.

It is frustrating that Trump is dancing on the brink of a war for a purpose that had already been attained. This is why it is bad to elect people to high office who have mental health problems.

via Trump Can’t Stay on Script About Iran to Save His Life

Orlando Sentinel Endorses ‘Not Donald Trump’ 2020 | Crooks and Liars

Orlando Sentinel Endorses 'Not Donald Trump' 2020

Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.

The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board published their endorsement for president in 2020. It’s…wait for it… “Not Donald Trump.”

This, on the day that Mango Mussolini “officially” kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign, where? You guessed it. Orlando, Florida.

Oh, dear.

via Orlando Sentinel Endorses ‘Not Donald Trump’ 2020 | Crooks and Liars

This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

When Trump said “there isn’t anything wrong with listening; if somebody called from a country, [Russia, China, Ukraine], [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it,” he was advertising more than his intention to collude in 2020. He was, effectively, confessing his impeachable malfeasances of 2016. It is beyond belief that Trump’s collusive sentiments are merely recent.

via This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump could be in re-election trouble, the polls say. Here’s why you shouldn’t believe them – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Trump Instructs Staff To Lie About Poll Numbers, Really! | Crooks and Liars

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Just Lie like I do says Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over President Trump 51 – 42 percent;
California Sen. Kamala Harris ahead of Trump 49 – 41 percent;
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tops Trump 49 – 42 percent;
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg edges Trump 47 – 42 percent;
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker by a nose over Trump 47 – 42 percent.

Trump Instructs Staff To Lie About Poll Numbers, Really! | Crooks and Liars

Trump Says He Would Accept Dirt On 2020 Opponent From Foreign Government | HuffPost Australia

Trump admits to his view of Life, and Elections all’s Fair so that’s why there is no Collusion or Obstruction. Unless you get caught and even then you plead NOT GUILTY (ODT)

President Donald Trump said that he would accept information from a foreign government on his opponents in the 2020 presidential election and suggested during his interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he also wouldn’t need to alert the FBI.

Trump’s remarks to ABC are alarming considering the special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Stephanopoulos reminded Trump that FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress during a hearing that the FBI would want to know if a foreign government was trying to influence a U.S. election.

However, Trump disagreed with Wray.

“The FBI director is wrong because, frankly, it doesn’t happen like that in life,” he said.

Trump Says He Would Accept Dirt On 2020 Opponent From Foreign Government | HuffPost Australia

Trump faces critics over Mexico deal called ‘hostage-taking’ by ex-WTO chief | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump in Washington DC on 7 June.

America’s Grifter in Chief. How to make it appear you have won when you’ve gained nothing. (ODT)

He did not cite examples of reporting that had angered him, but in the afternoon the Times cited “officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations” when it said Mexico agreed the steps contained in the deal “months earlier” in meetings with former homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Trump, who spent the day at his golf course in Virginia, did not immediately respond to a report which also said it was unclear if he “believed that the agreement truly represented new and broader concessions, or whether the president understood the limits of the deal but accepted it as a face-saving way to escape from the political and economic consequences of imposing tariffs on Mexico”.

via Trump faces critics over Mexico deal called ‘hostage-taking’ by ex-WTO chief | US news | The Guardian

How Fox News is downplaying the anti-Trump UK protests during his state visit

Only Fox could claim an absurdity like this to be true (ODT)

Fox claims “a lot of those demonstrations will also include pro-Trump folks”

 

 How Fox News is downplaying the anti-Trump UK protests during his state visit

and

Fox News White House correspondent: “A lot of those demonstrations” in London “will also include pro-Trump folks”

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