Category Archives: President Trump

Reality Has a Voice

After a year of relentless attacks from the press — 90 percent negative coverage from the networks, according to Media Research Center, three times worse than Obama’s coverage, according to Pew — Donald Trump’s poll numbers are rising. That probably seems like a paradox if you live in mid-town Manhattan where virtually every major news source is headquartered. But if you live somewhere else — like the real world — the reason is obvious: reality has a voice.

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Trump, the Ayatollah and the Wizard of Oz

In his first year as President, Donald J Trump has been credited and more often blamed for numerous things. His admirers credit him with the 32 per cent rise in the stock market and the lowest unemployment rate since the halcyon days of the 1950s.

As for his detractors, well, you know, they blame him for everything they don’t like under the sun.

Trump, however, has his barometer of success: the number of followers attracted to his Twitter account.

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Democrats Boo America

Unlike the president, I don’t call everything “incredible,” but Trump’s State of the Union address was incredible, beautifully delivered. (This guy could have a future in television!)

As proof, I cite every single media outlet bitterly complaining after the speech that, as MSNBC’s chyron put it: “TRUMP FAILS TO MENTION RUSSIA’S ELECTION MEDDLING IN STATE OF THE UNION.”

He did not address the elephant in the room!

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The Dark Secret of Two-Faced Academics

The United States government’s restrictions (or “ban”) on the admission of travelers from six Muslim-majority countries (which were chosen by former President Obama) — unless, as President Donald J. Trump has said, there can be vetting — triggered the anger of the Western academic community. Their distress seems to center around the exclusion from the United States of researchers and scholars from Islamic countries sanctioned by the American administration. Harvard, Yale and Stanford sued the White House. 171 scientific societies and academic organizations, protested what they wrongly titled Trump’s “Muslim ban”. “Among those affected by the Order are academics and students who are unable to participate in conferences and the free communication of ideas”, says an appeal signed by 6,000 scientists, academics and researchers around the world.

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Trump’s ‘go-yuuuuge’ ‘in-their-face’ DACA deal

President Trump’s proposed deal with the Democrats on legalizing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for a border wall, an end to the visa lottery, and an end to chain migration, is drawing some cautions from the right, as Ed Straker’s piece on radio host Mark Levin’s thoughts shows. But I think another radio host, Bill Mitchell, paints what’s going on better. Far from this being a classic Republican cave-in, the DACA proposal probably a clever Trumpian deal to outsmart the Democrats and leave them out on their ear.

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Through Jerusalem, Trump has changed the world

We don’t know what world leaders whisper about him, but love him or hate him, they know that President Trump has returned America to its standing as the world’s colossus.

At the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump faces what are known as the elites, who never liked him much. But in Trump they’ll be facing the Lion in the room.

America once again strides the global stage and It started Wednesday, December 6, 2017, when from the White House, Trump announced the following: “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Since that moment, that big shining moment, nothing has been the same.

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Donald Trump reveals the winners of the Fake News awards – and the media are absolutely losing it

The GOP hosted the “Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards.”

Drum roll please. Here is what the Republican National Committee announced, verbatim, in its entirety:

“2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.

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Trump to PC: “No More!”

However crudely, the president explodes shibboleths.

Two op-eds in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal and one on this website brilliantly call attention to aspects of the vast political and cultural change, still in its early stages, that is gathering force in this country as inexorably as the spring thaw breaks up a frozen river, first as a trickle and then a torrent. Donald Trump figures in all three stories. He is at once a cause and an effect of the change—the Tea Party movement embodied and in power, and as much a rejection of the existing order of things as the mob that swarmed onto British ships in Boston Harbor 245 years ago and flung overboard their cargo of tea whose tax they refused to pay in a gesture of defiance that declared “No more!” And they meant it.

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