Category Archives: Trump World

I’m A Senior Trump Official, And I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance

The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down.

Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed and can never return to its previous form.

The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.


Michael Cohen Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

A federal judge in New York sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, to three years in prison Wednesday for crimes including tax evasion, making hush-money payments, and lying to Congress about past business dealings in Russia.

Cohen, 52, appeared at 11 a.m. at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III.


Alabama coal company reopens, names $2.7 million excavator after President Trump for ending ‘war on coal’

An Alabama coal company is crediting President Donald Trump for its reopening after being idle since February 2014.

In a news release, RJR Mining Company, Inc. announced the purchase of a $2.7 million Hitachi 1900 excavator that it named “Trump” in honor of the president’s efforts to end the “war on coal” started by former President Barack Obama

h/t Exile


How Jeff Dunham’s offensive puppets became the voice of Trump’s America

Jeff Dunham is on a high. He has just played to a sell-out crowd in the Texas city of San Antonio. Any other ventriloquist would be happy with an audience of a few hundred, maybe in their wildest dreams a thousand. But Dunham and his cast of dummies pulled in a whopping 19,000 fans – and every one of them seemed to have had a riotously fun evening.

“Other comedians,” he says, “must be scratching their heads and thinking, ‘How the hell is this happening?’ It’s like aliens were looking down and saying, ‘Here’s how we’re going to screw up Earth. We’ll make a reality TV guy the president – who 60% of people hate – and then, here’s something weirder, we’ll make this ventriloquist guy so successful he sells out stadiums.’”


How Sarah Sanders responded to the White House Correspondents’ dinner fiasco

From Benny Johnson at the Daily Caller:

At the MSNBC after-party, I spoke with high-ranking members of Sarah’s staff. They were disgusted by the remarks and told me that the plan was for Sanders to walk out of the dinner if the attacks got too personal. Sarah, however, stayed firm.

“I don’t know how she does it,” one of her closest confidants told me, “She kills them with kindness — she puts up with it. Good-hearted American people see that — and then [Sarah] wins.”

Members of the White House press corp tell me they had asked for Sanders’ home address after the ordeal in order to send her a large flower basket.

The MSNBC party was set outdoors. It was a cold and rainy night and the event was winding down. Then the unexpected happened. Sarah Sanders walks into the MSNBC party. MSNBC, an openly liberal network that often promotes the vitriol that just attacked her, was the last place you would expect to find Sanders that night. But there she was. And guess what? Sarah Sanders was smiling. She owned it. I asked her about the attack and she shrugged, cracked a smile and simply told me that the attacks didn’t bother her and that she’s praying for the comedian. More.

Reality check: Yes, it is because she is a Christian. But it is also because she is a winner. The two are quite compatible, actually. She can’t help but feel sorry for people with nothing left but cheap shots and profanity.

We should all feel sorry for them. But we should not buy their product ever again.

See also: The real lesson from the White House correspondents’ dinner fiasco. Actually, the offensive joking is a consequence, not a cause, of the legacy media losing importance. They didn’t do it in the past because what they said mattered. And Kathy Griffin would have been told to just stay home.


TRUMP’S WALL: New Prototypes Are ‘Virtually Impossible To Climb’

New prototypes for the wall President Trump intends to build on the southern border of the United States are proving to be far more resistant to illegal entry by immigrants than anything tried before, according to Fox News.

Eight prototypes tested by special operation teams from El Paso, Texas, and Florida showed that typical methods of illegal entry such as cutting torches, jackhammers and concrete saws were less successful than attempts at previous walls, and the new walls were virtually impossible to climb. One Department of Homeland Security official said, “I can’t talk about it. But the walls were so high we had to suspend testing. It was unsafe. Out of dozens of attempts, one guy made it to the top but he couldn’t get down. We had to bring him down with a cherry picker.”


Immigration Hand-Biters and Bad Politics

Trump makes a whopper of an offer to open DACA negotiations and exposes the unreasonability of the Left.

Thursday, lots of conservatives for whom a harder line on immigration is a fundamental issue devolved into arrhythmia upon news that President Trump offered to place as many as 1.8 million Dreamers, or illegal aliens brought to the United States as children by their parents, on a path to citizenship.

That alarm should have been short-lived, as there was no real danger the Democrats would be smart enough to take it.

Why? Because the ask that went with Trump’s offer required the other side to come to the table. The president’s conditions for the amnesty he offered were fairly reasonable, but substantive — he wants $25 billion for the wall and border security, he wants an end to chain migration from all immigrants, not just the DACA recipients who have been discussed to date, and he wants an end to the diversity lottery.


Trump says he’ll take heat for immigration deal

Trump goes soft on DACA

“I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with,” Trump said during a Cabinet Room meeting with roughly two dozen lawmakers. “If they come to me with things that I’m not in love with, I’m going to do it, because I respect them.”

He suggested he was willing to take on his own political base, saying he was willing to “take the heat” in backing a bipartisan deal. “I’ll take the heat off both the Democrats and the Republicans,” he said.

A DACA Amnesty means a 1 term presidency.


Trump Bannon row: Lawyers seek to halt book’s release

Lawyers for US President Donald Trump are seeking to stop the release of a book containing damaging allegations about his administration.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is due for release on Tuesday.

It cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians as “treasonous”.

It also questions Mr Trump’s fitness for office, reports his wife was crying on election night and says Ivanka Trump has presidential ambitions.

Related – WaPo cautions readers about blockbuster book that ignited firestorm with Steven Bannon comments

On Wednesday, the Washington Post revealed background information about author Michael Wolff, whose upcoming book provoked a feud between President Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Post reporter Paul Fahri described him as a “provocateur and media polemicist, Wolff has a penchant for stirring up an argument and pushing the facts as far as they’ll go, and sometimes further than they can tolerate, according to his critics.”

The piece also said the “Fire and Fury” author “has been accused of not just recreating scenes in his books and columns, but of creating them wholesale.”