Category Archives: Donald Trump

Robert Spencer: Why Is Donald Trump Doing This?

‘I have never met Donald Trump, and probably never will, but I have known him all my life. He was always part of the media landscape: the billionaire playboy, the scandals, Marla Maples, the bankruptcy, the comic grandiosity, the glamour – but ultimately, he seemed trivial. A rich man enjoying his riches. He didn’t have anything to do with me, or with the problems facing the nation and the free world that I was concerned about.

…In a wide-ranging 2004 interview in Playboy magazine, Trump demonstrates that his thinking has evolved a great deal since then: he calls John Kerry “a great guy…a very smart guy…highly underestimated.” But he also manifests the perceptiveness and acumen that has taken him this far, and that his detractors have never acknowledged. Of Iraq he says: “No way will there be a normal democratic government in that country, in my opinion. The same with Afghanistan. If anybody thinks Afghanistan will become a normal, wonderful democratic country where everybody walks in on a Tuesday and votes, it’s not going to happen.”

Indeed. And when asked if he thinks that Trump Tower and the other buildings that bear his name will still bear that name in 100 years, he answers: “No, I don’t think so…I don’t think any building will be here—and unless we have some very smart people ruling it, the world will not be the same place in a hundred years.

…The interviewer persists: “You categorically don’t want to be President?” Trump answers: “I don’t want to be President. I’m one hundred percent sure. I’d change my mind only if I saw this country continue to go down the tubes.”

Personally, I was always vaguely aware of Trump, and Vulgar Childish Buffoon would have summed it up. It’s why I initially – although only for the first month or so of the primaries – vehemently opposed his candidacy. I assumed it was a selfish publicity stunt, and I didn’t think we could afford one. Which just goes to show that sometimes, rarely, people can wildly exceed expectations, rather than catastrophically let you down which, obviously, is much more normal.

I can’t resist posting this: it cracks me up, although it only works if you’ve seen Futurama.

Trump Publishes 1st List of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Protecting Illegal Aliens

In an attempt to increase pressure on sanctuary cities, the Department of Homeland Security has published its first weekly list of all 118 localities refusing to cooperate with the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.

Each week, the list will publish every detention request rejected by local jails — detailing the relevant agency, the status of the immigrant, and the charges they are facing.

Trump: Elizabeth Warren Running In 2020 “Would Be A Dream Come True”

“I think she hurt Hillary Clinton very badly,” Trump said. “I watched those speeches – the anger, the hatred, in her heart – and I said, ‘Ya know, she’s really bad for Hillary.'”

“Pocahontas would not be proud of her as her representative, believe me,” Trump continued, resurfacing his campaign trail nickname for the Democratic senator.

Conservatives Cheer Plan to End Subsidies for Public Broadcasting

“You won’t see a zero next to it, but the policy is that we’re ending federal involvement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday.

“Next year it might be zero [but] it may take a while to unwind that relationship, it’s just the nature of contracts,” he said.

Trump says Germany owes ‘vast sums’ to NATO

Trump wrote, “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”

He added, “Nevertheless, Germany owes … vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!”

Stark differences between Trump and Merkel on everything from trade to immigration were in full view during an icy first meeting at the White House Friday.

‘Making History’ Star Adam Pally Says He Wants To ‘Kill Trump’

Adam Pally, star of the new FOX show “Making History,” told TMZ on Wednesday he would like to assassinate President Donald Trump.

After TMZ asked the actor who he would like to “spend an hour with” if he could go back in time, he responded by saying he would “have to” murder our democratically elected president Donald J. Trump.

Limbaugh: ‘We Are on the Verge of a Genuine Constitutional Crisis’

Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh warned of a coming constitutional crisis should the certain federal judges continue to deny President Donald Trump the ability to institute his policies.

Limbaugh pointed to the precedent set by the federal judiciary’s effort to deny Trump’s travel ban and argued it could lead to other limits on the president’s powers down the road.

Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen from Secret Service agent

Authorities are frantically searching for a Secret Service-issued laptop — containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information — that was stolen from an agent’s car in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News Friday.

The computer was lifted Thursday morning and officials are trying to determine if Agent Marie Argentieri was targeted or if the robbery was random.

Rex Murphy: Every great leader needs a touch of populism … and Trump has his

I suppose no one will challenge the observation that the best account of populism was given by the most eloquent of presidents.  Lincoln’s famous elegy at Gettysburg, which every high school student should learn by heart, contains in its concluding sentence the unforgettable prepositional triplet of “government of the people, for the people, by the people.”