Moments after Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that transgender men and women could no longer serve in the military, LGBTQ activists took to social media and denounced the president of the United States — and Miami drag queen Elaine Lancaster.
It’s eight months since election day and six since President Trump took office. And the left is still writing stories about how they can’t cope with the results. It’s like a good chunk of the nation has PTSD or just sore-loser disease.
Damning emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman did not come from Russian hackers and the claim is being made to “delegitimize” Donald Trump, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview.
According to Macron, climate change causes droughts and migration, which exacerbates crises as populations fight over shrinking resources. If Macron really believes that, France and Europe are in for some tough times.
“It’s really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation of where we’re going with regulation,” said Neomi Rao, the newly installed administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.
Donald Trump has been President of the United States for six months yesterday. The last time I wrote for Blazing Cat Fur, in March of this year, I said he had nuked the “deep state” by claiming the former Obama administration had surveilled his campaign. It’s been a whirlwind since that time, one even many Americans who follow politics have a hard time keeping on top of.
The update on the surveillance claim is that it has been proven largely true. Congressional investigations are continuing into the matter and things don’t look good for those former officials who were involved. “Unmasking” refers to making known the identities of Americans incidentally caught up in spy operations. There is substantial, credible evidence that several former administration officials abused their power in unmasking and then leaking the names of innocent people to the press.
Media continue their relentless war on Trump, fastening on anything that can be used to make him appear bad. In the process, they have destroyed what was left of their credibility with Americans. Cancer polls higher than the media.
Trump’s accomplishments are either ignored outright or glossed over briefly by the press. But voters are paying attention and they like what they see. Trump has followed through on many of his campaign promises.
“Fake news” was a term originally created by the media in an attempt to shore up their reputation by disparaging outlets they don’t control. Instead, it has backfired, sticking to them in a permanent way. Deliciously, media run stories that are later, often very quickly, shown to be wholly untrue. CNN has become synonymous with fake news and its ratings have plummeted. Americans don’t mind media coverage from an upfront, admitted position on the political spectrum. They do mind partisan hacks trying to pass themselves off as objective and unbiased.
Trump’s accomplishments are either ignored outright or glossed over briefly by the press. But voters are paying attention and they like what they see. Trump has followed through on many of his campaign promises. The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court was a triumph. He sends to the Senate on a regular basis well-qualified nominees to fill out important lower court vacancies.
Trump’s travel ban was blocked by far left activist judges. The Supreme Court exonerated him unanimously. Once it did, the media lost interest because the only narrative they have is a negative one toward the President.
Optimism is palpable everywhere except in the dying mainstream media. Trump’s unabashed patriotism is a tonic to a country weary of a president who wasn’t proud of it and who all too often seemed eager to disparage it at every opportunity.
Other successes abound although they fly mostly under the radar of a corrupt & hostile press: massive reductions in federal regulations of business, vigorous and unapologetic enforcement of immigration laws already on the books, a successful visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel and, more recently, acclaim in Poland where he delivered a civilizational defining speech. His elaborate welcome by President Macron of France bothered both the media domestically and abroad. His speech to a joint session of Congress in February was a tour de force. Even the fiercest critics grudgingly agreed with others, who called it the best presidential speech ever given in that chamber.
The economy is recovering and Wall Street routinely reaches new highs, only to be eclipsed the next week. Optimism is palpable everywhere except in the dying mainstream media. Trump’s unabashed patriotism is a tonic to a country weary of a president who wasn’t proud of it and who all too often seemed eager to disparage it at every opportunity.
Yet the media overlay to all of this has been a deeply pathological insistence on Russian meddling, not just in the recent election but to this very day. Comical, absurd, grandiose: the legacy media is all in on this narrative that has no actual, factual support. No less than Walter Kirn, novelist, critic, essayist and thoughtful man of the Left recently tweeted: “Dems found a losing formula and are sticking with it. Big political media & pollsters also doubling down on wrong. Titanic level hubris.”
Healthcare remains the biggest obstacle facing Trump but none of it is his doing. To the contrary, the Republican House & Senate remain what they were before his advent: the swamp. Still owned by the donor class, many in the party have no wish to see Trump’s agenda succeed. Eventually, something will have to be done because not even an ensconced, hide-bound establishment can resist the demands for change that propelled Trump into the White House.
I have no idea how Canadian media is covering Trump; I can only assume as badly as most American media, perhaps worse. But the reality is that things are much better, less dire, than you may have heard and read about. My prediction is that when the media exhausts itself from trying to delegitimize him, Trump will begin to be seen for what he is in the process of becoming: the most consequential president of the modern age.
Some have compared it to Reagan’s “Tear down this wall” address in Berlin in 1987. This is mistake. Reagan wished to break the will of the Soviet Union. His rhetoric was post-war: We need to overthrow authoritarian controls, to open and loosen things up. What Trump said in Warsaw was keyed to a very different threat, that of a velvet nihilism, a disposition of cultural and moral disarmament that cannot rouse itself to affirm or defend much of anything. In such circumstances—our circumstances—what’s needed are consolidating motifs, to rally people to causes that are worthy of their loyalty, even to the point of self-sacrifice.
There are many reasons to think Donald Trump the wrong man for the job of President of the United States. But of this I am confident: He has discerned the true meaning of our historical moment. The post-war era is ending. We do not need to be chastened by Auschwitz. We need something that calls us upward, something to honor and emulate. More.
Reality check: One wonders what Clinton (femme) would have said, offered the same platform.
Not as fast as dying traditional media can make it up, of course.
The report is called “The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas.”:
Some of these claims are downright fake, entirely fabricated by unreliable or dubious web sites and presented as satire, or otherwise blatantly false. But the rest — some of which have gained significant traction and credibility from otherwise serious people and organizations — provide a fascinating insight into the tactics and preoccupations of the broad anti-Trump movement known as “the Resistance,” whether they were created by critics of the President or merely shared by them.
Take, for example, the claim that Trump was the only world leader at a G7 summit in May not to take notes, based on a photograph posted to Twitter by French President Emannuel Macron. Here Trump was portrayed as unprepared and out of his depth on the world stage, with a “ten-second attention span”. However, the claim was entirely untrue, with other images and video of the meeting showing that Trump did indeed have notes and a pen. Not only that, but the very image used to make the false claim clearly shows two other world leaders sitting with no note-taking paraphernalia. In this case, even the cherry-picked evidence chosen to make the point undermines it.
Or, from the same G7 summit, the claim that Trump was caught on video raising his middle finger to Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Here we have Trump, contemptuous of other world leaders, once again risking international incident with his short temper and foul manners.
Except that he didn’t. …
Reality check: Snopes protected itself by saying little about the Big Stars media (New York Times, CNN, Washington Post), former “papers of record,” “trusted news,” and so forth.
Snopes is probably taking the risk of offering any criticism at all because the deranged traditional media have become so irresponsible that Snopes would risk its own reputation defending them. It’s just too obvious that they would say anything to get rid of him so they can settle into the cool mudhole of Correct State News.
Several mainstream news media outlets reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, undisclosed “meeting” at the G-20 summit earlier this month in Hamburg, Germany, attended only by Putin’s translator.
The “meeting” — occurring during a dinner for heads of states and their spouses, supposedly “raised the eyebrows” of other foreign leaders at the dinner, for breaking national security protocol by not also having a U.S. translator present, according to Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, who first reported the meeting in a note sent to clients, according to Reuters.
State election officials told the Denver Post that 3,394 voters have scratched themselves from the voter roll. Of those who were unregistered, nearly 90 percent were Democrats or independents. Some voters have also requested confidential status, which means their names will be removed when the state releases public voter information.
Tehran’s violations of the deal have become public, including: exceeding limits on uranium enrichment and production of heavy water; illicit efforts at international procurement of dual-use nuclear and missile technology; and obstructing international inspection efforts (which were insufficient to begin with).