How high are economic confidence polls under Donald Trump?

February 2, 2018 Admin3915 0

“Consumer confidence, business confidence, and manufacturing confidence are the highest they have been in many decades.” — Donald Trump on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in a speech in Davos, Switzerland By Louis Jacobson on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. On a number of occasions, President Donald Trump has touted the degree of confidence Americans have in the economy on his watch. He did so in his State of the Union address, when he said, “Small business confidence is at an all-time high.” We rated that True . But during a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland , he offered a broader sweep. “After years of stagnation, the United States is once again experiencing strong economic growth,” Trump said on Jan. READ MORE

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Did Donald Trump Read the Memo? Could He Read It?

February 2, 2018 Admin3915 0

We know from reporting about the Trump administration, from an overheard comment before the State of the Union address, and from President Trump’s own Twitter feed that Trump is very excited about the Devin Nunes memo. We know Trump believes the memo discredits the FBI as a tool of the biased deep state, provides him with a pretext to interfere with or close down the Mueller investigation, and wants it released to the public. Here’s one thing we don’t know: Has Trump read the memo? I am willing to bet he has not. The country has grown so accustomed to the mental limitations of its president that we have largely skipped over this question. And yet, the Department of Justice and the FBI believe there READ MORE

Trump’s Obsession With Applause

March 2, 2017 Admin3915 0

It’s no secret that President Trump is obsessed with his own popularity, as measured by polls, ratings and Time magazine covers. But last night, the president revealed that this obsession goes even deeper than his constant tweets about poll numbers would suggest. During his address to Congress on Tuesday night, Mr. Trump paid tribute to Chief Petty Officer William (Ryan) Owens, a Navy SEAL who was killed during a raid in Yemen in January. “Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country and for our freedom,” he said. “We will never forget him.” When the audience gave Carryn Owens, Chief Owens’s widow, a standing ovation, Mr. Trump added, “Ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he’s very happy, because READ MORE

In Their Heads: Hollywood Celebrities Attack Donald Trump 15 Times at Oscars – Breitbart News

February 27, 2017 Admin3915 0

AP by Charlie Spiering27 Feb 20170 27 Feb, 201727 Feb, 2017 Show host Jimmy Kimmel noted the Oscars broadcast was being watched “by more than 225 countries that now hate us,” thanks to  Trump. Kimmel thanked Trump for bringing Hollywood together — “Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?” he asked. “That’s gone, thanks to him.” Kimmel welcomed Isabelle Huppert, a French actress who was nominated for best actress: “I’m glad Homeland Security let you in tonight. I really am,” he joked. Kimmel referred to Trump’s calling actress Meryl Streep “overrated” after her anti-Trump speech during the Golden Globe and led the audience in a standing ovation for the actress. “Nice dress, by the way. Is that an Ivanka?” Kimmel asked Streep. Kimmel READ MORE

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5 Roadblocks Donald Trump’s Economic Plan Could Face In Congress – Fortune

February 24, 2017 Admin3915 0

Steven Mnuchin proved a smooth, persuasive salesman for the Trump economic manifesto in his first television interviews as Secretary of the Treasury on Thursday morning. But his ideas clash with the agendas of powerful Republicans in Congress. To win the backing of the Capitol Hill crowd, the former Goldman Sachs honcho will need to display the kinds of adroit diplomatic skills his boss lacks. Fielding questions on CNBC and Fox Business News, Mnuchin renewed Trump’s pledge to lift annual GDP growth to at least 3% for years to come. As for timing, he predicted that the economy should achieve that pace by the end of 2018. He was conciliatory on trade, the issue that most worries business leaders and traditional conservatives, declaring that he seeks READ MORE

Poll: More Than Half Disapprove of Donald Trump’s Job Performance

February 24, 2017 Admin3915 0

Among white rural Americans, 64 percent approve and 36 percent disapprove. By contrast, white suburban Americans are more divided — 52 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove. A majority (61 percent) of white urban Americans disapprove. A majority of white suburban women disapprove (53 percent approve to 45 percent approve) but white suburban men, on the other hand, approve (59 percent) rather than disapprove (39 percent). The NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online from February 13 through February 19, 2017 among a national sample of 11,512 adults. Respondents for this non-probability survey were selected from the nearly three million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. For full results and READ MORE

Trump REVERSES Guidelines on transgender bathrooms

February 23, 2017 Admin3915 0

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.   Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply. Transgender people hailed it as victory for their civil rights.   Trump, a Republican who took office last month, rescinded those guidelines, even though they had been put on hold by a federal judge, arguing that states and public schools should have the authority to make their own decisions without federal interference.   The Justice and Education departments will continue to READ MORE

Here’s Why Donald Trump Won’t Be Watching The Oscars – Huffington Post

February 23, 2017 Admin3915 0

President Donald Trump likely won’t be watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night because, duh. But we’ll let White House press secretary Sean Spicer share the official reason why: I think Hollywood is known for being rather far to the left in its opinions, and I’ve got to be honest with you, I think the president will be hosting the Governors’ Ball that night. Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event. And the first lady’s put a lot of time into this event, in welcoming our nation’s governors to the capital, and I have a feeling that’s where the president and first lady are going to be focused on Sunday night. MARK RALSTON via Getty ImagesDonald Trump and his wife Melania are shown READ MORE