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The Trump Presidency...

WALMART SOUNDS THE ALARM: Trump's trade war will hit Americans hard.

Walmart, the largest US retailer, is sounding the alarm on President Donald Trump's trade war, saying it is "very concerned" about the impacts the newly announced tariffs may have on American consumers.

In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer seen by Business Insider, the company — which employs 2.3 million people worldwide, including 1.5 million in the US — said the immediate impact of the fresh tariffs "will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers."

"As the largest retailer in the United States and a major buyer of U.S. manufactured goods, we are very concerned about the impacts these tariffs would have on our business, our customers, our suppliers and the U.S. economy as a whole," Walmart wrote.
 
Just finished reading “Everything Trump Touches Dies”. Highly recommend to read. It is a surgical strike the heart of what is wrong with Mr Toadstool.
Just finished it myself (thanks Tedsson)..... and there's goes my idea thinking that I was the chief ranter against the orange maniac. It really is a book that both Dems, Republicans, Tories, & Liberals should read.
 
Sex pest attacks victim of sexpestory - and still the Trumpetts defend him
John Kelly needs to grow a set (again) walk into the Oval Office.....
Kelly: Put the phone down.
Idiot: Whaaaaat.. your not the...
twat to the face
Idiot:... boss of me.
Kelly: Put the FCUKING PHONE DOWN !
twat to the face
Idiot: But I'm informing my peeple.
twat to the face
Kelly: LISTEN UP TOADSTOOL..
twat to the face
Kelly: STOP BEING...
twat to the face
.... A FCUKING...
twat to the face
... DICK
many, many, twats to the face.
 
Over in the US at the moment, and there's definitely a change here, last year people were asking a lot about how Trump was viewed in the UK and similar questions, so far nobody has mentioned him at all, which is interesting.
That's because we all know he is doing an awesome job. Plus the UK's opinions don't really matter anyways, in the grand scheme of things.
 
WALMART SOUNDS THE ALARM: Trump's trade war will hit Americans hard.

Walmart, the largest US retailer, is sounding the alarm on President Donald Trump's trade war, saying it is "very concerned" about the impacts the newly announced tariffs may have on American consumers.

In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer seen by Business Insider, the company — which employs 2.3 million people worldwide, including 1.5 million in the US — said the immediate impact of the fresh tariffs "will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers."

"As the largest retailer in the United States and a major buyer of U.S. manufactured goods, we are very concerned about the impacts these tariffs would have on our business, our customers, our suppliers and the U.S. economy as a whole," Walmart wrote.
It was Walmart I used as an example of how trade tariffs will adversely effect those least able to afford it when a trade was was first mooted. Retailers like Walmart rely on cheap Chinese goods and use the mark up to off set prices on other goods in their stores.
 
DOJ Convinces Trump To Back Off Declassifying Secret Russia Probe Documents.
By Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost US Presidential Flip Flop

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in convincing President Donald Trump to hold off on declassifying secret documents related to the ongoing criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Obviously, the tangerine twot claims it was his own idea and not the DOJ telling the idiot to stop being so stupid.
Hopefully, Sean Hannity who put the idea into the clowns head in the 1st place received a midnight knock on the door and received a few kicks to the balls as well.
 
I forget where but I was reading an article on the Orange Mushroom’s disparaging attitude to John McCain.

It referred to Dump throughout as Cadet Bone Spur.

Which made me laugh.
 
Someone's briefing against the Deputy Attorney General who appointed Mueller to lead the Russia investigation:

Deputy AG once suggested recording Trump, removing him via 25th Amendment: Sources
Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the bombshell New York Times report on Rod Rosenstein by saying it really all comes down to how President Donald Trump takes it.

Fox News’ Judge Napolitano: If Trump Believes NY Times, He’ll Fire Rosenstein and Set Off ‘Turmoil’ in DOJ

Rosenstein has vociferously denied the reporting saying that 1) he talked about secretly recording Trump, and 2) he talked about bringing in Cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment. One anonymous official told the Times that the former was meant as sarcasm and not serious.

Napolitano told Dana Perino this afternoon, “We don’t know what happened. If the president believes the piece in the New York Times––and the president is the severest critic of the New York Times in the country. But if he believes it, I’m sure he will fire Rod Rosenstein, and that will create a tremendous amount of turmoil in the Justice Department. If he believes Rod Rosenstein’s denial, then, you know, we’ll talk about this for three or four days until the Kavanaugh thing comes back on the headlines.”

Perino noted Trump’s very public frustrations with Jeff Sessions and wondered if this would be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back.”

Napolitano said if Trump fired both of them, the solicitor general would become the acting attorney general and they would then face the question of what to do about the Mueller probe.
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and

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was joking when he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump and does not believe Trump should be removed from office through the use of procedures outlined in the Constitution's 25th Amendment, according to sources familiar with his conversations.

The sources were responding to a New York Times report that Rosenstein, in the tumultuous spring of 2017, had discussed with other Justice and FBI officials the possibility of recruiting members of Trump's Cabinet to declare him unfit for the job and that he offered to wear a recording device during conversations with the president.


In a May, 16, 2017 meeting at a secure facility at the Justice Department — one week after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey — Rosenstein was arguing with Andrew McCabe, then the acting director of the FBI, about the president, according to a senior Justice Department official.
"Well, what do you want me to do, Andy, wear a wire?" Rosenstein asked at the meeting, which also included FBI lawyer Lisa Page and four career DOJ officials, according to the senior official. One of the career civil servants was Scott Schools, who would later go on to sign off on the firing of McCabe, the official said.

This official and a source who was in the room characterized Rosenstein's remark as sarcastic.

The senior official further said that the reference to invoking the Constitution to remove Trump comes from a post-meeting memo written by McCabe that said the deputy attorney general "raises 25th amendment" and that Page's notes from the same meeting do not contain any similar note.


Rosenstein said Friday that "there is no basis" for members of the Cabinet to use the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"The New York Times story is inaccurate and factually incorrect," he said in a written statement released by the Justice Department. "I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment."

The White House had no immediate comment on the story, but Trump allies outside the administration began sounding a death knell for Rosenstein's tenure at Justice.

Rosenstein joked about secretly recording Trump, say sources
 
The White House had no immediate comment on the story, but Trump allies outside the administration began sounding a death knell for Rosenstein's tenure at Justice.
That line alone makes me think Rosenstein might stay.

While I'm sure the Golden Toilet is just itching to decimate the senior staff at the DoJ because they won't make the Russia investigation go away and act like his personal lawyers like he thinks they should, his talent for confounding and embarrassing allies and supporters who predict his behaviour or support a stated policy is second only to his ability to infuriate the opposition.
 
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Trump blames OPEC for high oil prices, but his polices drive them up – analyst to RT
Published time: 21 Sep, 2018 21:03. Trump blames OPEC for high oil prices, but his polices drive them up – analyst to RT

Tax and trade policies of Donald Trump are in fact what has contributed to the oil prices surge, an US economics professor told RT adding that US President’s tough words to OPEC are a political stunt.
On Thursday, Trump accused OPEC’s Middle East producers of “pushing for higher and higher oil prices” and demanded “they stop it,” adding that the US is “protecting those countries.” Oil prices showed a mixed reaction to Trump’s words. The Brent benchmark fell 43 cents to $78.97 per barrel, while the US Texas Intermediate grew 9 cents to $71.21.

Donald J. Trump

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We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!
7:13 AM - Sep 20, 2018
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OPEC does in fact control oil supply to a significant extent but that does not necessarily mean that it is also in full control of the oil prices, Jack Rasmus, a professor of Political Economy at St. Mary's College of California, told RT, adding that the policies pursued by the US president himself play a much bigger role in what happens to oil and gasoline prices in the US.

“The US economy is overstimulated by the Trump $4 trillion tax cuts for investors and businesses,” Rasmus explained, adding that the rising inflation is one of the primary factors, contributing to the oil price surge. Apart from that, Trump’s trade war with China and even with the US allies in the West also drives up the prices as the businesses also have to raise them to adapt to the tariffs that both the US and its trading partners have imposed recently.

Trump’s sanctions war with Iran also does not make the situation any better. The US sanctions, which are aimed at bring Iran’s oil export to “zero,” lead to the decrease of Iran oil sales, thus cutting the supply and driving the prices up. As if it was not enough, Trump’s rhetoric only adds fuel to the fire, according to Rasmus.

“When Trump accuses Iran publicly, it gives the global oil speculators a reason to drive up the price,” he told RT, adding that it is the “global speculators that are driving the short-term oil prices.” “There is a connection between the speculators and Trump policies. When he makes those statements, it certainly does contribute to the oil prices rise,” the analyst added.

This rhetoric was more about winning voters’ support ahead of the November mid-term elections rather than about really remedying the situation in the oil market, Rasmus says. “He is whipping up his domestic base,” the analyst said, adding that “Trump trying to blame foreigners of all kinds for economic situation in the US.” Trump got elected on a platform of economic nationalism in particular, Rasmus said, adding that the president now sticks to that narrative blames foreigners – be it immigrants or some foreign competitors – for the US woes. However, this is “another factual misrepresentation,” the analyst said.

As oil prices remain high, prices for gasoline in the US are growing. The average cost of gasoline has risen 60 percent from $1.87 per gallon in February 2016 to over $3 in September.
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Hows your Tax cuts feeling now @LJONESY ?
 
Trump blames OPEC for high oil prices, but his polices drive them up – analyst to RT
Published time: 21 Sep, 2018 21:03. Trump blames OPEC for high oil prices, but his polices drive them up – analyst to RT

Tax and trade policies of Donald Trump are in fact what has contributed to the oil prices surge, an US economics professor told RT adding that US President’s tough words to OPEC are a political stunt.
On Thursday, Trump accused OPEC’s Middle East producers of “pushing for higher and higher oil prices” and demanded “they stop it,” adding that the US is “protecting those countries.” Oil prices showed a mixed reaction to Trump’s words. The Brent benchmark fell 43 cents to $78.97 per barrel, while the US Texas Intermediate grew 9 cents to $71.21.
We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!​
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OPEC does in fact control oil supply to a significant extent but that does not necessarily mean that it is also in full control of the oil prices, Jack Rasmus, a professor of Political Economy at St. Mary's College of California, told RT, adding that the policies pursued by the US president himself play a much bigger role in what happens to oil and gasoline prices in the US.

“The US economy is overstimulated by the Trump $4 trillion tax cuts for investors and businesses,” Rasmus explained, adding that the rising inflation is one of the primary factors, contributing to the oil price surge. Apart from that, Trump’s trade war with China and even with the US allies in the West also drives up the prices as the businesses also have to raise them to adapt to the tariffs that both the US and its trading partners have imposed recently.

Trump’s sanctions war with Iran also does not make the situation any better. The US sanctions, which are aimed at bring Iran’s oil export to “zero,” lead to the decrease of Iran oil sales, thus cutting the supply and driving the prices up. As if it was not enough, Trump’s rhetoric only adds fuel to the fire, according to Rasmus.

“When Trump accuses Iran publicly, it gives the global oil speculators a reason to drive up the price,” he told RT, adding that it is the “global speculators that are driving the short-term oil prices.” “There is a connection between the speculators and Trump policies. When he makes those statements, it certainly does contribute to the oil prices rise,” the analyst added.

This rhetoric was more about winning voters’ support ahead of the November mid-term elections rather than about really remedying the situation in the oil market, Rasmus says. “He is whipping up his domestic base,” the analyst said, adding that “Trump trying to blame foreigners of all kinds for economic situation in the US.” Trump got elected on a platform of economic nationalism in particular, Rasmus said, adding that the president now sticks to that narrative blames foreigners – be it immigrants or some foreign competitors – for the US woes. However, this is “another factual misrepresentation,” the analyst said.

As oil prices remain high, prices for gasoline in the US are growing. The average cost of gasoline has risen 60 percent from $1.87 per gallon in February 2016 to over $3 in September.
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Hows your Tax cuts feeling now @LJONESY ?

Will see how much it goes down here in a few months. The Winter blend is being created now, and should hopefully start hitting the pumps here in a few weeks.
 
RT? You mean even putin's sticking the boot in now? Oh dear, how sad etc
I've never thought Putin had any kind of loyalty to Trump. He was just the candidate who would be most disruptive to US foreign policy and NATO.

And of course, Putin had more leverage over Trump.
 
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