Category Archives: Donald Trump

UCLA Offers Seminars To Help Students Understand Trump Phenomenon

This spring the following seminars will be offered:

Gender 19: “Bullied by Trump’s Tweets? University Students on Edge”
Gender 19: “Media Literacy and Trump Era: #NoDAPL and Indigenous Social Movements”
Hist 19: “Whitelash or Working Class Revolt? Making Sense of Rise of Trump and New Populism”
Pol Sci 19: “Trump’s Foreign Policy: Change or Continuity?”
Pol Sci 19: “Why We Disagree, and Can’t Agree to Disagree, on Trump Presidency”
Pol Sci 19: “Trump Administration Foreign Policy: Behind Headlines”

Donald Trump’s White House ‘an absolute effing trainwreck’ behind the scenes, says insider

NPR’s National Security Correspondent Mary Louise Kelly said she had spoken to a White House official on Wednesday, who succinctly described a scene of chaos. “I just reached somebody inside the White House today and asked them to describe, what’s the mood like in there? What’s going on in the halls?” ” Kelly told the NPR Politics Podcast. “And this official said, it is an absolute effing trainwreck”

Ms Kelly also described “a lot of empty desks in the basement of the West Wing,” which is where senior members of the National Security Council usually reside, after many abandoned their roles after clashing with the Trump administration.

FBI Randomly Releases Trump Real Estate Investigation Records From The 1970s

The FBI’s investigation centered on allegations that the Trump Management Company, which was owned by Trump’s father, Fred, discriminated against applicants for apartment rentals based on their race.

The federal lawsuit was widely reported during the presidential campaign with Democrats using the case to argue that Trump, an executive with the company at the time, is racist. The Justice Department settled with Trump Management in 1975 with the company admitting no wrongdoing but agreeing to provide more rentals to minority applicants.

The timing of the document dump is sure to raise questions given an ongoing battle between federal agencies and the Trump administration over leaks of classified information to the media.

Trump Slams ‘Dishonest’ Press for ‘Tremendous Disservice’ to the American People

Thursday at a press conference to announce his pick of Alexander Acosta for the vacant Secretary of Labor post, President Donald Trump ripped the “dishonest” press and suggested they [were] intentionally being an obstacle to his effort to take the “entrenched power structure.”

Donald Trump defends start of administration and launches attack on media

US President Donald Trump has mounted a vigorous defence of his presidency and accused America’s news media of being “out of control”.

At a White House news conference on Thursday, he vowed to bypass the media and take his message “straight to the people”.

Twitter: #TrumpPressConference

He has been ripping them to shreds for over an hour. It is glorious.

How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’

National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few months were the type of high profile hard-ball accusations previously reserved for top figures in enemy states, not for White House officials.

MSNBC Host Suggests Trump May Start Killing Journalists

MSNBC took its fear mongering smears of the Donald Trump administration to a dark new low Monday afternoon when reporter Katy Tur suggested the president’s war with the media would start racking up actual casualties. During an interview with Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican, Tur suggested Trump would take a page from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s playbook and start targeting journalists for death.

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Gorsuch is seen as a less bombastic version of Scalia; he also believes in an “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution and would seem destined to be a solidly conservative vote on the ideologically split court. But friends and supporters describe Gorsuch as being more interested in persuasion than Scalia, who was just as likely to go it alone as to compromise.

Trump Orders DHS To Provide Stats On Honor Killings Committed By Immigrants

Trump ordered DHS to track and publicly release data on gender-based violence against women committed by foreign nationals every six months, and to produce numbers on foreign nationals in the country charged with or convicted of terror-related offenses. The command was part of an order suspending all refugee entry into the country for 120 days.