Has President Donald Trump Changed His Tone?

March 3, 2017 Admin3915 0

President Donald Trump points after delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Jim Lo Scalzo / Pool via EPA On display was a side of the president long talked about by friends and advisers who know him well, but is not often seen by the public. Trump added characteristic flourishes of “very” and emphasized figures like trillion or billion by repeating them when they appeared in his remarks, but communicated his vision with a calmer tone than the one he used to rally his supporters on the campaign trail. Attacks on his perceived enemies were largely absent. Related: Black Congressional leaders react to Trump address The stakes and the setting also played a role in Tuesday night’s calculus. Trump READ MORE

Donald Trump..pseudo-president

March 2, 2017 Admin3915 0

You have probably heard some version of the following story. A cop is walking his beat and sees a drunk guy on his knees, crawling around under a streetlight on the ground. The cop asks the man what he is doing. The drunk replies, “I’m looking for my keys.” The cop asks, “Where did you lose them?” The drunk points across the street to a dark alley and says, “Over there.” The cop asks, “OK, so why are you looking for them over here?” The drunk responds, “Because the light’s better.” Old habits and impaired thinking lead to a suboptimal outcome. In the age of President Donald Trump, too many members of the American news media have acted like the drunk searching for his or 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

Donald Trump Keeps Washington Guessing

March 1, 2017 Admin3915 0

And then there was that immigration trial balloon. If nothing else, Donald Trump the showman kept the attention right where he wanted it — squarely on himself. By the time he took the rostrum in the House chamber on Tuesday night for the functional equivalent of a State of the Union address, he had generated considerable suspense around what he would actually say and how it would be received. He boasted of deporting “gang members, drug dealers and criminals,” saying that “bad ones are going out as I speak.” He introduced guests in the first lady’s box whose families had suffered at the hands of criminals in the country illegally. But he talked about “reforming our system of legal immigration,” saying as he has before 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

Donald Trump SILENT over an Indian engineer’s murder in Kansas

February 27, 2017 Admin3915 0

Donald Trump is anything but a man of few words. Especially on Twitter, the US president scarcely restrains himself from reacting to a range of events. In the last few days, for instance, his official Twitter handle @POTUS and personal handle @realDonaldTrump have produced the usual flurry of tweets, covering everything from fake news and the leaking of confidential information to a museum visit and shootings in Chicago. Yet, the voluble president hasn’t uttered a word on the shooting in Kansas that killed 32-year-old Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured two others. Kuchibhotla and his colleague, Alok Madasani, were grabbing a beer at a bar in Olathe when they were attacked by 51-year-old Adam Purinton, who apparently mistook them for Middle Eastern men. Ian Grillot, 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

Witches Plan To Cast Mass Spell Against Donald Trump – Huffington Post

February 24, 2017 Admin3915 0

Donald Trump’s presidency has cast a pall over the nation, so now witches are casting a spell against him. A document making its rounds among the witch community is asking people who practice the craft to perform a monthly binding ritual until the president is removed from office. In order to work, the mass spell must be performed at midnight EST on every waning crescent moon. The first one is happening on Friday and will be followed by similar spell cast events on March 26, April 24 and May 23 and beyond. Unless, of course, Trump is cast out of office before then. He stressed that a binding spell is different than a curse or hex. “It’s a restraint, not harm,” Hughes told The Huffington Post. 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