Trump By Trump

Trump By Trump By T. Rump by Gary Bahr is President Donald Trump in his own words and actions by T. Rump with collusion by Gary Bahr – the political and mental health analyst.

What About Trump?

Let’s follow Donald Trump’s Presidency – The Humor, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. He has promises to keep.

As Will Rogers once said: “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” I watch President Trump and report the facts.

I will attempt to shift and winnow through the mystery and point out the truth about Trump from the narcissistic to the reformer and make suggestions for Trump’s improvement as a person and as our President.

Trump does not give you much to work with. His comments and thinking are very shallow. He does not explain himself with any detail before getting off on the press or some unfortunate group or person.

Thomas Jefferson says that he who attacks the free press is a tyrant.

Trump appears more Presidential when he keeps His mouth shut, reads from a script, does not speak off the script, does not claim he is the greatest, does not give someone the finger, does not make faces, does not blame everyone else, does not lie and does not Tweet. In other words, “Make Trump Good”.

He is at best a supreme con man and at worse a mentally strange individual – blowhard,  anti-social, egotistical, narcissistic, pathological liar, bully, and tyrant.. But we should have known that from His campaign.

When I heard Trump was running for President I thought this may be a good thing. Not knowing Trump, I had to watch the first Republican candidate debate and all Republican candidate debates and then each Presidential debate with Hillary. OMG – Trump is a classic narcissist, ego maniac, boy-brat, anti-social personality. The faces he makes tell the whole story. The constant interruption of others and his constant need to claim he is the greatest expose Him to all who will listen. He is the accidental President. He is the Apprentice President.

* T. Rump is a pen name of Gary Bahr used by Gary Bahr to protect the guilty. 

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump by TrumpByTrump.com

  1. PRIDE  – I am the greatest!
  2. GREED – I’ll pay you 40% of your contract or tie you up in court. I’ll go bankrupt after I bleed the company.
  3. ENVY – I love Putin. I read Hitler’s speeches, if I do read.
  4. WRATH – I’ll build a wall with Mexico. I’ll stop Muslins from coming to our country. Obama’s birth certificate is a fake. Never liked a black President or First Lady. My way of making Me the greatest is to destroy all greatness of previous Presidents.
  5. SLOTH – I want only 1-page summaries. I’m going golfing, bill the government.
  6. GLUTTONY – Let’s feast at my resort and bill the government.
  7. LUST – If she wasn’t my daughter, I would be dating her.

SEE OTHER READINGS ON TRUMP – proof I am not wacko. More T. Rump Blogs Appear Below These Articles:  

LEONARD PITTS JR – WITH TRUMP THINGS CAN ALWYS GET WORSE 7-17-17

Fact Check Donald Trump Jr’s Evolving Statements ~ USA Today 7-14-17

Top Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election ~ TheIntercept.com

Cal Thomas: Mr President, Please Stop The Insults

James Clapper, formers Director of National Intelligence: U.S. Institutions Under Assault under Trump and by Russians.

Trump Provides 10 Different Reasons for Firing Comey and Mystery Still Confuses – Trump Firing Of Comey Looks Like Hatcher Job – Chicago Tribune

Trump Breaks 80 Promises In First 100 Days

Follow Trump’s Ethics Promises  ~ NPR

Trump’s 100 Days  ~ NPR

Trump Cancels Argentina’s Award To Jimmy Carter ~ Arbiter News

Is The Trump’s Norm-breakiing Presidency Un-American Or Merely Unorthodox? by John Dean

Our Dishonest President ~ L.A. Times I

Why Trump lies ~ L.A. Times II

Trump’s Authoritarian Vision ~ L.A. Times III

Trump’s War On Journalism ~ L.A. Times VI

Our President and Crackpot Ideas ~ L.A.TIimes V

California Fights Back – L.A. Times VI

Why Is Trump Failing ~ Washington Post

The President Is This President’s Worse Enemy ~ Wisconsin State Journal

On Churches In Politics –  Trump Order Nothingness ~ WI State Journal

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TRUMP DENIES TRAANSGERDERS SERVICE IN MILITARY ~ Trump By Trump – 7-26-17

President Trump says his government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. A year ago, Obama lifted the ban on transgender serving subject to sturdy. Trump reverses another Obama ruling.

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DONALD’S DENY, DENY, DENY DEFENSE DUMB ~ Trump By Trump – 7/13/17

“The truth shall make you free” works better than “deny, deny, deny” and get caught in a lie.

Donald Sr. claiming there was no collusion with the Russians by his campaign team to beat Hillary in the Presidential election is a lie – as verified by emails of Donald Trump Jr.  Senior’s own son.

To think that Donald Trump did not know anything about it when His son, His son-in-law and His campaign manager met in Trump Tower with Russian operatives to discuss dirt on Hillary is stupid.

Remember that Donald Sr. must be in control of everything.

Remember that Donald Sr. during his campaign invited the Russians to come forth with emails and such against Hillary.

The only other Americans that I know of that collude with Russians are spies.

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TRUMP FAKES TIME COVER ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump – 6-27-17

Trump fakes his photo on a 2009 Time cover. Has them framed. And, displays them in several of his golf clubs. Who does that sort of thing?

What are we dealing with here? And, who voted for this nutcake?

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Election Hackers Raise Concerns – 6-23-17 – Trump By Trump by T. Rump

I do not know if my computer is hacked or not and I suspect most election officials don’t know either.

But we must get to the bottom of Russian interference.

It goes beyond not being able to imagine that anyone voted for Donald Trump in 2016. It goes to whether our voting machines can be hacked and voter info can be used by anyone to affect any election at any level of government.

Personally. I believe there should be a paper copy of our votes and they should be verified by hand count in any election.

The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported.

A successful attempt to alter voter information did occur.

Theft of thousands of voter records that contain private information did occur.

A manipulation of voter data in a county database did occur, but the alterations were apparently discovered and rectified.

Congressional investigators are probing whether any of this stolen private information made its way to the Trump campaign and was used by the Trump campaign.

Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, referred questions regarding the investigations to Trump’s legal team, which did not respond to requests for comment.

Why does President Trump need a legal team on election questions if He and his staff are innocent of any wrong doing?

The real fear here is what can and what will Russian or other hackers do in future elections.

Twenty-one states saw hacker intrusions last year. We can assume Russia tried to intrude in all 50 states. Concern about the public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system is real.

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TRUMPS FAKE LAW TO BAR IMMIGRANTS FROM RECEIVING WELFARE   6-23-17   trump by trump by T. Rump

President Trump calls for new law barring immigrants from receiving welfare for 5 years. Trump and his supporters apparently do not know that is the law since Bill Clinton was President.

Trump received a standing ovation and pledged his administration would put the legislation into effect ‘very shortly’.

How dumb are we to fall for this bullshit?

To explain his appointment of billionaires to high office Trump said he does not want a poor person to run the economy.

How dumb are we?

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TRUMP INVESTIGATED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump – 6-15-2017

President Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice. Trump has long maintained that he is not personally under investigation for collusion in His campaign with the Russians. Trump reportedly pressured former FBI Director James Comey to say so publicly. Comey testified Trump did ask him to drop the General Flynn case. When Comey did not, Trump fired him.

See: John Nichol’s “Obstuction of Justice Will Haunt Trump“.

OUR APPRENTICE PRESIDENT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 6-1017

Going from the weekly The Apprentice TV show to daily The Apprentice President show has been a difficult transition for me as I never saw The Apprentice TV Show. It must be a comedy like in The White House.

Politics takes a thick-skinned, intelligent and compromising person. Unlike running a real estate business as a Tyrant – you have to talk nice to other people in politics.

In Trump’s world of deals and loyalty or threats to force others to do what he wants does not work well in politics. If you do not do as he says He can fire you. Even if you do what you say by contract He can threaten to pay you 40% of the amount due or His attorneys will tie you up in court.

In politics the Constitution rules and the norms get in Trump’s way.

Trump does not understand that agency heads are people too. Trump thought He could change the rules of a legal investigation and no court or legislative branch could control Him. Comey worked at the will of the President, but had a primary responsibility to the Public – Trump cannot begin to understand that as everyone must be loyal to Him. So, as head of the FBI, Comey can’t just give up the Flynn thing for the President even at risk of being fired. It is an FBI thing.

Frankly, everything Trump does or says makes me uncomfortable.

For me, the people are the employer and Trump is the employee until the people demand otherwise or vote for someone else at the next election. Or, our Republican politicians while in the majority begin impeachment in fear of losing the next election.

The debate is whether Trump is dangerous because he’s an authoritarian or because he’s incompetent or both.

Trump does not listen. He does not read. He does not understand. He does not care to change or learn. He does not care about others. He makes promises. He breaks promises. He tweets. He does stupid things. Because, He is Donald Trump.

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THE TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME – Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 6-10-17

For those of us who voted for Trump and wanted change – well, we got crazy.

Trump suffers from what Charles Krauthammer, who writes for The Washington Post, has called the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” or general hysteria and the inability to distinguish between legitimate policy differences and psychic pathology.

Trump does not think and does not listen. His only concern is that He appear to be the greatest in His own mind.

Trump’s unfiltered tweets are disturbing. They erase normal. For me, I need more that 140 spaces too explain what I am thinking. On the other hand, the President does not think beyond 140 spaces. I said in one of my first blogs – his thinking is extremely shallow.

An example of The Trump Derangement Syndrome is Trump’s mocking the mayor of London after the most recent terror attack. The president should have expressed sympathy. But, Trump could not stop there. He had to renew an old feud with a minor British official. He had to support His travel ban. He had to attack His own Justice Department for having “watered down” His original executive order in a second executive order that He signed. And, He had to  undermine His own case for the travel ban as it goes to the Supreme Court. He had to announce in a tweet that the administration was already doing extreme vetting that was the whole premise for His travel ban.

If you have vetting in place (and it was under Obama) – why the need for His temporary travel ban? And why undermine your whole case for the ban?

Now that is just plain crazy.

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TRUMP TIME OUT ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump

When your President acts like a child and is out of order, it is time for a  time out for Trump for a time.

As he has done so many anti-social things I am giving him a 30 day timeout on Facebook only. I will continue the wealth of material to comment on about Trump on my blog.

What else can I say about Trump that already has not been said? What else can he do to get impeached. Hillary would have been impeached by now for emailing her dog or husband.

Like the parrot I use to have, I would like to cover Trump up with a black cage cover.

Instead, for 30 days, until after my daughter’s wedding, I am going to withhold any coverage of Trump by me on Facebook. It will be most difficult to not say any thing. I may cave by tomorrow.  It will be up to Trump to do something really stupid to make me comment on Facebook. However, friends may keep saying things and sending posts to my Facebook page.

This policy is likely to drive Trump completely crazy as I will not be paying any attention too him on Facebook. And, if all news sources follow suit, He may quit His balogny. Wishfull thinking I believe.

Also, I will get a haircut, which I would recommend for Trump. I will get a $600 suit for $192, new shoes, new tie and shirt to celebrate not enjoying commenting on Trump as it has not made him keep his mouth shut and Twitters extinct anyway.

My wife thinks I need the new things for 5-8 hours of wedding and party time. I have not got a new suit since my daughter’s wedding in California which I wore that one time only for 5-8 hours.

Also, either suit will be fine for my funeral as it will be turned to ashes with me so it does not matter if it is navy blue or grey.

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TRUMP WEAKENS NATO, MAKES PUTIN HAPPY – 6-1-2017 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump

Last week Trump did not reaffirm the NATO provision that an attack on one member is an attack on all? This omission must be welcomed by Putin who would like to expand his empire.

Deterrence means no one knows for sure if we would aid any NATO member if attacked. But it has worked toward maintaining the peace the last 70 years. The very uncertainty was enough to stay the hand of any aggressor toward any NATO member. Nothing else has worked better.

So why play to Putin and Russia?

During the Cold War we stationed troops in Germany to deter Russia. We now have 28,000 troops in South Korea to deter North Korea. If the kill some of our soldiers North Korea will receive our immediate response.

We must continue to support the right of other nations to exist and deter threats from neighbors.

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TRUMP SAYS HE IS WITHDRAWING FROM PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 6-1-2017

President Trump fulfills his campaign promise to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord signed by 195 nations. It is His failure to recognize global warming. His daughter, scientists, foreign leaders, business executives, energy companies and many of his advisors lobbied heavily for Him to remain a part of the deal. Reason did not prevail. It seems like an extremely poor business decision.

The historic accord set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trump cannot withdraw until November 2020 – the next election. But the drama show went on today anyway.

Trump has denied the existence of climate change. His EPA head does not accept the scientific fact that humans are causing global warming by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Only two countries — Syria and Nicaragua — have completely rejected the deal. Some countries, including Iran, Turkey and Russia have not fully approved.

Our pulling out of the agreement is going to cause other countries to do less.” The $100 billion a year pledged to help developing countries achieve emissions cuts could be a risk. China is likely to take the lead on climate change and producing clean energy. Moral leadership and potential profits from green energy are at risk as well as the U.S. keeping a spot at the negotiating table to influence enforcement of the agreement

Hopefully, our businesses will continue their efforts to lead the world.

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TRUMP: “THE GERMANS ARE BAD, VERY, BAD” ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 5/31/2017

At a NATO meeting last week Trump criticized Germany over its trade surplus.

“The Germans are bad, very bad.”

Translation: Evil.

Who says that about a NATO ally.

Let us make America good again. Very good!

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MAKE TRUMP FIRST, AMERICA SECOND ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump – 5-31-2017

Last week, during Trump’s first meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders, Trump pushed aside the prime minister of Montenegro to get to the front of the group, then straightens up, adjusts his jacket and lifts His chin as to say, look at me TV! Who does that sort of thing?

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RIGHT WING INTOLERANCE – 5-29-17 ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the British Gauradian, gets slammed to the floor for asking Greg Gianforte his opinion of 23 million Americans losing health care under the Republican’s proposal.

Greg Gianforte, a Montana Republican running for Congress, was thereafter elected to office. Only in Montana? No, anywhere!

There is something wrong about this picture.

Greg’s response is that his aggressive behavior was caused by a liberal journalist.

Gianforte’s story is refuted by eyewitnesses – no less than a crew from Fox News, who describe the candidate grabbing Jacobs’ neck with both hands, slamming him to the floor, and punching him.

No matter the facts say his followers.

Not surprising after Donald Trump declared journalists “enemies of the people” – a play out the Hitler’s collection of speeches book Trump reportedly kept by his bedside.

Gianforte’s alleged assault is the latest addition to a growing body of evidence suggesting right-wing intolerance of facts and of even being questioned.

Intolerance and ignorance often go hand in hand.

In a political atmosphere of anything goes, goes anything.

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DONALD TRUMP TO AMERICA: PLEASE IMPEACH ME

Shared by Trump By Trump By T. Rump

Read the real news opinion above that is shared by all Democrats and many Republicans and Independents.

Donald Trump never expected to be President. He likes to be at home. He likes to call the shots and that works better in his own business than in politics. Why, did he run for President? I have long felt he wanted to be impeached and pardoned of all crimes by his Vice-President.

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TRUMP HIRES AN ATTORNEY TO OVERSEE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 5/2017

Why?

One question. If you’re innocent, do you need an attorney to oversee the investigation.

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TRUMP HAS AT LEAST 10 DIFFERENT REASONS FOR FIRING COMEY

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump- 5-12-17

President Donald Trump has provided 10 Different reasons for his firing of Comey, the FBI Director heading up the Russian involvement with our 2016 presidential election and Trump’s Campaign.

The Justice Department pinned Comey’s firing to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

10. Obama did it. He is evil and had Trump tapped per Trump. Trump has no proof Obama tapped him.

9. Hillary did it. She is angry that Trump said her 3.5 million votes more than Trump is “fake news”.

8. Atty General Jeffrey Sessions recommended it. Sessions recused himself from involvement in the Russian investigation because he had contacts with Russians.

7. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended it. He may want Comey’s job. But, Trump claimed that Sessions and Rosenstein didn’t influence his decision at all. Trump had already made up his mind. He is the boss.

6. Trump said that Comey was “not doing his job” and did not do a good job on Hillary’s email misuse despite Trump’s praise of Comey in the past.. 

5. Trump said Comey “was not able to effectively lead the bureau.” Andrew McCabe, the new temporary FBI head, said  “The vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey,” McCabe said, which continues “to this day.”

4. FBI Director James Comey’s false testimony that a top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of emails involving her boss was wrong. Apparently she forwarded very few emails to her boyfriend Weiner.

3. Comey a few days prior to his firing reportedly had asked for additional funds and personnel to investigate the Trump/Russian connections. Meanwhile Trump met Wednesday with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, who has been a central figure in the election investigation. Only a Russian news source was allowed at the meeting.

2. Comey never provided the President with any assurance of personal loyalty. Is Comey to be loyal to the country or to Trump?

1. T. Rump favors Investigating the Russian role in our 2016 Election, refuses to pledge his loyalty to Trump, and was opposed to the firing of Comey by Trump during an investigation of Trump’s aides and campaign personnel.

More reasons for the firing will be added as they occur.

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ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 5-7-2017

I have long feared going to church and hearing the minister talk of a devil going to get me if I don’t return next Sunday and give 10% of my income to the church.

First of all I give 100% of my income to my wife – who deserves it; and with who I prefer to spend my Sunday’s with.

Then, there is my fear of my hearing the minister endorse someone for President or town mayor or that abortion is wrong and dropping bombs on moms and unborn children in the name of God is O.K.

I simply do not want my religion and someone’s politics mixed. The easy fix for me is not to go to church.

In fact, in my mind, separation of church and state is broken when the state sets up a separate tax policy for a small or big business church. If a church is spending its income on doing good, there is no income tax to report and all works out on income tax. However, if a church builds a building they should pay the same property tax as a similar building. If the church buys a piano, it should pay a sales tax just like I would.

President Trump’s recent Executive Order on Religious Liberty has no effect on my religious liberty. It does no more than endorse the IRS looking the other way when a minister endorses a candidate – which the IRS has done for decades anyway.

Trump’s Executive Orders have been little more than photo ops for a President wanting for attention complete with smiling cronies surrounding him while He signs the order in massive swings of a pen and holds the order up as if to say “look at me” and “I am great”.

Back to Religion, Jesus was a great teacher – fact. Look to his teachings – good.

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HOW WAS FLYNN PICKED AS NSA? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 5-3-17

Dear Mr. President,

I would like to know why and how you picked General Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser in the first place.

Did you not vet him? He seemed to be tagged as asking to accept payment from Russia and other foreign Governments in violation of the law, and was in contact with the Russians during Your campaign and just prior to Your taking office.

Either you were blind to his illegal activities and ignoring his disqualifications, or You felt You had to be pick him as You had no choice as Flynn new too much.

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TRUMP SEEKS LOYALTY TO AMERICAN IDEALS, BLAMES CONSTITUTION FOR HIS FAILURE IN FIRST 100 DAYS

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-30-2017

Friday, 4/28/2017, Proclamation, President Donald Trump proclaimed May 1 as ‘Loyalty Day’ as a way to “recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles” upon which America was built and express pride in those ideals.

The ideals of America were built into our Constitution.

On Saturday, 4/29/2017 Trump blamed the Constitution for his first 100 days in office while facing historically low popularity ratings, a succession of foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow.

He blamed the constitutional checks and balances built into US governance. “It’s a very rough system,” he said. “It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

Thank God for our Constitution. Seems the Constitution has something to say about Trumps deeds, as well as the Supreme Court, the Press and the marching people.

An old turkey farmer always said to me. “Something good always comes out of something bad.” We must have hope.

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TRUMP CANCELS ARGENTINA’S AWARD TO JIMMY CARTER

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4/29/2017 – 100 days

Unbelievable! Must be fake news. Not.

President Donald Trump cancelled Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri plan to award President Jimmy Carter the Order of the Liberator General San Martín – the highest distinction Argentina awards a foreign person, during his visit to Washington this week. Carter had  worked to strengthen human rights during Argentina’s military dictatorship in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Unbelievable! But true, as confirmed by Argientna newspapers.

Apparently, Trump thinks only he deserves awards and praise, especially when His first 100 days is a failure.

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TRUMP FAILURE “HUGE, VERY, VERY BIG!”

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-27-17

As President Donald Trump approaches His first 100 days He is noted for making noise, issuing mostly proclamations to undo all of President Obama’s heritage, demanding credit when not due, and blaming Obama, the Tooth Fairy or the evil press for His failures.

Meanwhile He was golfing at His golf courses and resorts at great expense to taxpayers.

He did name Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, but it was Senate leader Mitch McConnell who changed the Senate Rule that got Gorsuch appointed.

Trump did fire 59 missiles at a deserted airport in Syria and drop the Biggest Bomb in Afghanistan which got the pressure of the Press off the Trump/Russian collusion election.

More and more Trump campaign promises have been disowned by Trump, reversed by Him or forgotten by Him.

All the above may be reflected in His worse favorable rating of Presidents in the first 100 days since Eisenhower and modern day polling.

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TRUMP TAX PLAN MORE CONFUSION

~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-27-17

The White House yesterday unveiled its proposed tax cuts riddled with questions about a serious discussion of tax reform. Personally, I have a simple business and a 50-page tax return and am never happy to send money off to Washington. Trump and Republicans could concentrate on two things – a 1-page tax form and balancing the budget.

Trump wants tax cuts, but leaves many questions unanswered about how to pay for the other things He and politicians and the people want from government.

I have always said the problem with our taxes is that too many pay too little because of loopholes and exemptions. If you want reform, toss out the present 46 volume tax code and start over with a simple no loophole and no exemption plan with rates cut in half.

Trump wants slash the top rate from 39.6% to 35%. That could easily be done and more just by closing some loopholes or exemptions. He wants to reduce the number of total rates from 7 to 3 and that could be done but why? Trump also wants to cut the top tax rate for all businesses to 15% from 35%. That is foolish.

In my plan, income would be taxed the same rates whether a business or an individual. It is income. And now that the Supreme Court has declared corporations to be people in Citizens vs United, all income should be treated the same whether individual or business.

It seems that Trump has no plan for anything that may work or is even considered workable by Republicans who control the Senate and House and Presidency. His plans and Executive Orders so far have not contributed to a serious discussion of health care, the wall, immigration or tax reform.

If you can envision this, it is like if a headless President is strutting round the White House while the staff and government employees are struggling to manage the government without a leader.

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AND THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-27-17

Since modern day polling begun, President Trump is last in approval ratings in a CNN/ORC poll of Presidents in the first 100 days of their administrations, And, add to that, the first 100 days is the honeymoon period. He simply failed to capitalize on His post election strength.

As the “greatest” negotiator of all time, He finds himself leading the sharpest partisan divisions.

Only 44% say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency – putting Trump last of Presidents since such polling begun under Eisenhower.

Frankly, I am surprised His rating is as high as it is and fear it is the same people who voted for Him that could not have been reading or watching the news before they voted. They may stick with Trump forever.

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TRUMP EYES BEARS EARS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  4-26-17

President Trump’s latest executive order instructs the Department of the Interior to review the designations of national monuments by his predecessors.

President Obama’s designation of a 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is apparently the main target.

Undoing Obama era always seems to be Trump’s goal.

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STATE DEPARTMENT PROMOTING TRUMP’S MAR-A-LAGO  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-25-17

What the Hell! The State Department’s “Share America” website published a blog post about the compound.

No doubt this is bigger than all the Hillary emails!

Trump’s privately owned club charges $200,000 to join.  The money does not go to the State Department.

The post has since been deleted.

How do I get the U.S. to advertise my business?

TRUMP’S FORMER NSA TOOK ILLEGL PAYMENTS FROM ~ Trump By T. Rump – 4-25-2017

Chairman Jason Chaffetz of the House Oversight Committee

said he saw “no data to support the notion that Gen. Michael Flynn complied with the law” in accepting payment from the Russians.

Retired lieutenant general Flynn was required to obtain permission before receiving foreign payments.

“It was inappropriate and there are repercussions for the violation of law.”

Flynn was Trump’s first choice as National Security and was fired or resigned. He obviously was not property vetted by Trump.

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WHERE OH WHERE HAS MY ARMADA GONE? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4/25/2017

President Trump seems to have lost a large aircrafts carrier, a guided missile cruiser and two destroyers somewhere between Austrailia, Indonesia and North Korea.

Hopefully, North Korea has not sunk them as threatened.

A couple weeks ago Trump said they were speeding to North Korea – apparently going around the globe first as they were spotted 3500 miles from North Korea near Indonesia.

Maybe Trump saw an old war movie on TV or Fox News.

Suggestions by Administration personnel thought there was a miscommunication between the White House and military. That is far scarier than the Trump Armada

Trump’s version may be another lie, illusion, delusion, or simply unable to distinguish between fact and fiction. If He believes it, is it true?

Maybe we never needed a President. Maybe the country can run by itself with the Supreme Court, Congress and the people on alert.

Our allies are discounting as He is clearly out of his league. They cannot trust what Trump says and instead are waiting to see what he does.

But then, it could be too late now that the Trump Armada may be on it’s way to South Korea.

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TRUMP IN THE FIRST 100 DAYS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4/24/2017

This week marks the first 100 days of Donald Trump as President. Most people are not listening to Trump anymore as he has been caught in so many delusional lies that we have stopped counting. His hero, Russian President Putin, seems to lie about everything too.

Other than a little hype from President Trump and his crew, there is little to brag about.

Neil Gorsuch was approved as a Supreme Court Justice after Republicans changed a Senate rule – effectively ending Filibusters forever. Oh the power in control of the Senate and the House and the Presidency.

Moderate Republicans or extremely conservative Republicans are mostly to blame for not much else changing. You can cheer them if you want. But they may find ways to do more damage.

Can’t think of much else that has been done unless your count the several Presidential Executive Orders which don’t change the law but make for news releases for The Donald.

I have lived and watched 10 Presidents and the first nine never did as many crazy things through their terms than Trump did in His first few weeks.

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THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT BY JOHN ADAMS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-20-2017

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. ~ John Adams, The Federalist Papers

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OMG! TRUMP IS THE SWAMP MONSTER ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-20-2017

Trump said he was going to “drain the swamp” of Washington D.C. At the rate He is going in the first 100 days He will soon have broken every campaign promise He made from replacing Obama Care to Tax Reform.

Let’s face it. We were conned. As someone once said “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

Corporate control of the government is now complete. If it was not enough to have money buy our politicians it is now corporate America that now controls all of government highest offices.

Trump refuses to open his tax returns, thus blocking the public’s right to know the extent of His conflicts of interest. Perhaps the House or Senate investigative committees could subpoena Trump’s Tax returns (hint).

Trump refuses to open the logs of visitors to the White House or Mar-a-Lago. Why? What is He hiding?

The Trump administration is now loaded with billionaires and former lobbyists who are making policy for their favorite former bosses.

Ethics rules are questioned daily and being dumped in the Swamp. Regulatory rules, environmental protections, worker rights and safety rules are being tossed into the Swamp by the Swamp Monster.

Voters were swamped and we are stuck in the muck for four mucking years.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

ILLEGAL TO ATTACK THE SYRIAN AIRBASE? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump 4-19-2017

President Trump’s missile attack on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians is illegal.
Under our Constitution and international law it is illegal unless the President finds we are under direct attack.
Military action against ISIS is more appropriate as an extention of the authorized use of force in Iraq. Fighting the Assad regime is different.
The United Nations Charter restricts the circumstances under which nations may lawfully use military force to self-defense unless under attack or approved by the U.N.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

On 4/12/17 TRUMP SAID SENT VERY POWERFUL ARMADA TO KOREAN PENINSULA – 4/19/2017 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump

WHAT THE HELL? Trump said a week ago, “We are sending an armada, very powerful” to the waters off the Korean peninsula. Now we learn it was for exercises thousands of miles away in the opposite direction. A little misleading I would say.

The Trump White House has frequently made false claims. Now says the North Korean Amada resulted from mistakes and miscommunication up the military chain of command to the White House. It was not meant to mislead the American people or North Korea. What? Embarrassing, yes. Crazy, yes! Such mistakes could cause a war.

The big muscle Korean Armada is actually about 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean peninsula.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP UNTRUTHS ENABLE PUTIN AND OTHER UNTRUTHS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-19-2017

U.S. and Russia relations may be at an “all-time low” with lies competing with “alternative facts” or fake facts to outdo each other.

Putin denies truths by saying he did not invade the Ukraine, did not interfered with U.S. election, did not never interfered in European domestic politics and did not never try to cover-up Syrian use of chemical weapons on its own people.

How do you deal with Russian or our own leaders denying basic facts with Putin and Trump using each other’s playbooks?

Fake news and conspiracies abound in this atmosphere. One suggests Sen. John McCain gave the Islamic State poison gas and the Hollywood equipment to stage the Syrian gas attack. And, Trump voters seem to believe this stuff.

Trump tends to label anything He dislikes as “fake facts”. People get confused.

Add to this, Trump now tends to reverse His campaign positions – especially all those positions that are not working out. In another 30 days he is likely to switch again on something really, really big as he tends to agree with the last person he talked to.

At least the world stage of missiles and big bombs flying and air craft carriers rushing toward North Korea makes you wonder whatever happened to the FBI investigation of Trump campaign people colluding with the Russians.

Perhaps all of the above was mere Hollywood staging for the 2020 campaign.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP ETHICS OVERWHELMING AGENCY! ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-18-17

The small Office of Government Ethics is asking the House Oversight Committee to use its investigative powers to handle a massive number of complaints involving Trump administration conflicts of interest and ethics.

The Office of Government Ethics has no investigative authority and their website is crashing from overload.

Compared to the Obama presidency got 39,105 contacts from citizens — an increase of 5,235 percent.

Under Trump’s Trust for his assets His setup allows for him to draw profits from the Trust. However, earning more than his Presidential salary may be unconstitutional.

And, ethics rules do apply to members of his administration.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP NEEDS TO LOOK PRESIDENTIAL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-16-2017

Firing missiles at a Syrian airbase that was apparently alerted of the attract and dropping a big bomb on one underground ISIS compound in Afghanistan does distract from the Russian damage done in our 2016 election.

Does it make Trump Presidential? Only time will tell. For now it has not changed the Syrian President or ended ISIS.

Sending aircraft carriers toward Korea is unlikely to change Korea.

Making peace in Syria, the Mideast and Korea with the help of other nations would make Trump great in those respects.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP LINES POCKETS PLAYING GOLF ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-15-2017

Trump and Republicans criticizes President Obama for vacationing “when there’s so much work to be done.”

We have all heard about Trump’s almost weekly vacations at His resort Florida estate at Mar-a-Lago. Sometimes he had hosted World leaders.

It is unethical for the President to receive more than his salary or to use His vacations for His gain in promoting his privately owned club.

The president should divest from His properties.

The Membership at Mar-a-Lago has doubled this year to $200,000 to join.

Who profits and who pays? Trump profits. We taxpayers pay. Some cost estimates for a trip to Mar-a-Lago are $1-3 million per trip.

On behalf or President Trump, Would like to say, “Thank you taxpayers!”

See Trump By Trump By T. Rump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER A FOREIGN AGENT?  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-15-2017

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manage, may file as a former foreign agent after questions about his work for pro-Russian interests in the Ukraine. Manafort has been in talks with the government about registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as required. Manafort worked as a political consultant for ousted pro Russian Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort apparently accepted over $12 in secret payments from Yanukovych’s Party.

Manafort is also under FBI investigation for whether he or anyone connected with the Trump campaign colluded with Russian government.

Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor, recently submitted a registration as a Foreign agent.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP DROPS THE BIG BOMB ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-15-2017

It is big, very, very big! Is it our big conventional bomb for underground ISIS targets in Afghanistan. And President Trump had it dropped – another first.

Trump said he has given the military “total authorization” and praised the “incredible leaders” of the military who have apparently been remarkably  transformed in the few weeks since His campaign rhetoric against our military.

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TRUMP 2.0 IS A CHANGE IN SYRIAN POLICY  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  4-15-2017

A new President Trump reverses the “look the other” way Toward Syria and Russia’s game in the MidEast and Syria’s use of chemical weapon on their own people and children. Trump sent 59 missiles at the airport where the planes loaded with chemical weapons came from to kill dozens of Syrians.

A new world boss is Trump, who seemed to want to display some toughness.

Russia says don’t attack Syria again.

Nikki Haley said that regime change in Syria was inevitable and that more strikes may be in the cards.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says our Syria policy hasn’t changed.

What the hell is going on? Is this a new Trump or the old unpredictable Trump?

Some mention that Trump has stock in the missile manufacturing company that cost $500,000 apiece. The chinese could probably make them cheaper.

Some say the Russians and Syrians were notified of the missile attack beforehand, thus damage to Syrian aircraft and military equipment was minimal.

Meanwhile Trump has aircraft carriers heading toward North Korea.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP 2.0 INCONSISTENCY STILL DOMINATES ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-15-2017

There is little consistent about President Trump. And, you are not hearing much about the Trump / Russian Campaign. There is a major distraction or there is a learning curve for a President.

Certainly his old Tweets were not working

A missile strike on Syria contrast with his America First campaign.

Chinese currency valuation is now O.K. as long as the Chinese help with the big Korean nuclear problem.

Dropping our big bomb on Afghanistan is new and worldly.

 

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP PASSES OVER PASSOVER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-11-2017

Passover is the sacred night during which Jewish communities celebrate the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and their freedom. A White House annual dinner was attended by President Obama each year while he was in Office.

Trump, while at the White House, refused to attend the White House Passover dinner. Maybe no Trump steaks were served or the dinner could not be had at a Trump hotel or resort.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

SHOW US THE MONEY, AND TAX RETURNS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  4-10-2017

Dear Mr. President,

Every President since Richard Nixon has released their tax returns in the best interests of the country and themselves.

IRS audits are no excuse for not releasing your returns as when President, an annual audit is required. We want to see where your money is coming from and where it is going, just in case there are 1 or 100 questions about your relationships and if any conflicts of interest, any Russian dealings or any benefits or personal gains from the laws and tax reforms you are proposing.

The returns may not be pretty for your critics. The suspicion of conflicts is as bad as the actual conflicts that can be dealt with.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP STRIKES ONE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-6-2017

President Trump struck with a barrage of missiles the Syrian airport suspected of launching the chemical gas on Syrian civilians that killed dozens including children.

59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired. 58 hit their targets according to initial radar assessments. However, discussion has begun that Syrian had warning and airplanes were moved and that planes were coming and going from the airport just after the attack.

Russia condemned the attack as unnecessary. Hillary Clinton before hand had approved the attack but would have hit more airports and military targets in addition.

Syria used banned chemical weapons which violates obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and has ignored UN Security Council.

The President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week’s chemical weapons attack, especially the dying children.
Obama will likely be blamed for rising oil prices.
Personally, I think if the United Nations feels military actions should be taken in another country, that we should lend our fair support and pay our share. Otherwise, we should not try to be the policemen of the world by ourselves.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com
JOBS, JOBS AND NO JOBS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-6-17

In January and February jobs were on an increase and increased about 220,000 each month. Of course Trump took credit when experts said it was a continuation of Obama’s growth policies.

In March, only 98,000 new Jobs after 2 months of Trump uncertainty and chaos. Have not heard from Trump on that number.

In the first three months of 2017 health care added an average of 20,000 jobs per month.  Down from 32,000 per month in 2016.

Retail stores bubble is busting and threatening many of an employment out of more than 8 million Americans.

Meanwhile employment growth occurred in professional and business services.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

 

TRUMP IS DELUSIONAL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-6-2017

President Trump said “I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency.”  This is by all estimate delusional!
Perhaps he has had a lot of good golf games. I can’t think of any legislation that has changed. And, His executive orders have been nothing but publicity stunts.
You have to pass legislation to change things.
A federal investigation is pending on whether his associates cooperated with Russia in its efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Gen. Michael Flynn had to resign as national security adviser over his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Trump’s travel ban has twice been blocked by the courts. Repeal and replace of ObamaCare ran into resistance from both Republican parties. His deputy chief of staff left the White House to work with outside pro-Trump groups. Stephen Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, was removed from his permanent role on the National Security Council.
That would be a bad year for most Presidents. Trump did it all in two months.

Frankly, the first 100 day many had hope for is one long nightmare.

* Delusional = characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder: hospitalization for schizophrenia and delusional paranoia | he was diagnosed with a delusional disorder.• based on or having faulty judgment; mistaken: their delusional belief in the project’s merits never wavers | I think the guy is being a bit delusional here.

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THE WORDS BEING LOOKED UP ON TRUMP AND ADMINISTRATION ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4/5/2017

Merriam-Webster dictionary says:

Calamity =  “an event that causes great harm and suffering.”

Throwing the book =  “to punish (someone) as severely as possible”.

Misogyny = “dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women: she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny.” – A reference to Trump’s on-camera boasting about sexual assault.

Alternative facts = “A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality.”

Feminism = “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.”

Claqueur = “If you’re part of a group that’s paid to applaud, you’re a ‘claqueur’. – A reference to Trump’s crowd at CIA talk.

Nepotism = “the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.” A reference that Ivanka Trump was joining the administration,

Air Quotes = “a pair of quotation marks gestured by a speaker’s fingers in the air, to indicate that what is being said is ironic or mocking, or is not a turn of phrase the speaker would typically employ.” A reference to White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his fingers to argue that Trump didn’t mean “wiretap” literally when Trump accused Obama of wiretapping him.

Scare Quotes = “quotation marks used around a word or phrase when they are not required, thereby eliciting attention or doubts: putting the term “global warming” in scare quotes serves to subtly cast doubt on the reality of such a phenomenon.”

Incredulous – “(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something: an incredulous gasp”.

Refute =  “prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove: these claims have not been convincingly refuted.• prove that (someone) is wrong.• deny or contradict (a statement or accusation): a spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias.

Snollygoster = ‘a shrewd & unprincipled person, especially an unprincipled politician’”?

Complicit = involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing: all of these people are complicit in some criminal conspiracy

Neophyte = “a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief: four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts.• a new convert to a religion.• a novice in a religious order, or a newly ordained priest. – Rep. Devin Nunes used the word to describe the U.S. president.”

Rescind = “revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement): the government eventually rescinded the directive.”  A reference to rescind Trump’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students.

Honer = “one that hones”. Funny definition of a Trump word misuse.

Leightweight: “We have no. idea.” – A Trump misspell.

Ombre = not the same as “hombre.”

Recuse = challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to perform legal duties because of a possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality: a motion to recuse the prosecutor.• (recuse oneself(of a judge) excuse oneself from a case because of a possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality: the Justice Department demanded that he recuse himself from the case.

Immunity =  “protection or exemption from something, especially an obligation or penalty: the rebels were given immunity from prosecution.• Law officially granted exemption from legal proceedingsA reference to Trump administration people seeking immunity from prosecution.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

HOUSE INTELLIGENT CHAIRMAN NUNES QUITS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-6-2017

Devin Nunes said he was stepping aside as Chairman pf the House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.

Nunes as Chairman had allegedly discussed classified materials in a secret meeting at the White House in violation of House classified material rules.

It often appears that Republicans don’t think the rules apply to them.

See Gary Bahr et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP IS A BIG MISTAKE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-5-2017

I have tried to educate the people that the people made a huge mistake in electing Donald Trump as President. You can blame the media hype, the Russian interference, the desire for change, or social media.

But, if the people did not watch the Republican presidential debates and the Presidential Debates with Hillary, they should not have voted. The voters made a huge mistake.

But “Hillary is a crook” is their excuse. Hillary is not a crook, has never been found to be a crook. It was fake news to say so. It was dumb to believe it.

This man Trump simply is incapable of running our country. He is unfit for the Presidency. Let’s face it. It was written in His campaign where he obviously did not know what he was talking about. He has not changed in the Oval Office.

Trump is the enemy of the people, and especially for the people who were conned by Him.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP & AIDES MAY FACE PRISON  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-4-2017

Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) is a key member of the House Intelligence Committee, stated “I wouldn’t be surprised if, after all this is said and done, some people end up in jail.”

Trump’s inner circle and possibly Trump himself engaged in illegal contact with the Russian government in order to help Trump win.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP FAKES NEWS THAT COAL ADDS JOBS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4/3/2017

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order (another publicity  proclamation) to reverse the Obama administration’s commitments on climate change and clean energy policies and create jobs.

“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” Trump said. “I am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on American energy to reverse government intrusions and to cancel job-killing regulations.”

It is fake news.
Fact is clean energy provides many more jobs with nearly 1 million jobs in the energy efficiency, solar, wind and alternative vehicles sectors or almost five times the jobs among coal, gas, and oil workers and 14 times the number when you include part-time workers.
For jobs – and healthier jobs – you do not pick coal or fossil fuels.

Renewable jobs are  growing at a rate 12 times faster than the rest of the economy.

When you think about it, for jobs alone, pick renewable energy.

When you think about it, Obama did well at creating jobs despite Republican refusal to help in any way or to provide or even consider a trillion dollars for infrastructure under Obama.

Residential solar installation is booming as costs of solar panels decreases. The momentum is with renewable. Other countries are becoming international leaders in renewable energy jobs. We were one of them under Obama.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST TRUMP ENVIRONMENT ORDER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 4-3-2017

Trump’s Executive Order on reversing Obama-era environment protection rules is void. The rule is retained to allow the government to place restrictions on businesses and other development plans near small waterways. Special permits would need to be granted by the Army Corps of Engineers.

President Trump asked the Supreme Court to pause current litigation on the case on the basis that the current administration was planning to dismantle the executive rule. Another executive order was invalidated that ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to “revise and reconsider” the rule.

President Trump Executive Orders are usually publicity stunts as have no authority. The Court said that until the rule itself is formally revised, it is still permitted to go through the legal process.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP UNIVERSITY FRUAD COSTS PRESIDENT $25 MILLION ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  4-2-2017

President Trump was ordered to pay and He agrees to $25 million to settle litigation against His former Trump University.

Some Students paid more than $30,000 to participate in the seminars, held in hotel ballrooms around the country. Trump used false advertisements promising that students would learn Trump’s personal real estate tricks and that Trump would hand-pick seminar leaders.

In depositions, Trump acknowledged he did not hand-pick instructors.

Democrats contended during the Presidential Campaign that Trump University was part of a pattern of deceptive Trump business endeavors.

Maybe voters could get money for Trump’s deceptive campaign.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

IF I ACTED LIKE TRUMP, MY FAMILY WOULD HAVE ME INSTITUTIONALIZED ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-31-17

I do not doubt that my family would have me in a straight jacket and in a nursing home if I acted like President Donald Trump. Sorry, but most of them believe He has some mental health issues.

I hope His family can keep him cool, calm and collected through out His term in office.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP STORMS OUT OF MEETING ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/30/2017

Hey, if you can’t stand the heat in the kitchen, get out.

Trump threw a tantrum and stormed out of an executive order signing ceremony when a CBS’ White House Correspondent tried to ask a question about former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn who plans to testify before the Senate and House committees investigating the Trump team’s connections to Russia.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP RUSSIAN DEALS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-29-2017

Donald Trump, His company and partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics who allegedly have connections with organized crime and money laundering.

They helped developed the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York, bought Trump condos in Florida and Manhattan,some have been  and Russians indicted in a money-laundering scheme.

Trump’s Russian connections are of interest to an FBI investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian operatives to interfere in last fall’s election.

Trump and companies have had business with Russians that go back decades, raising questions about whether Trump’s policies would be influenced by His business considerations.

When in 2013 Trump addressed investors in Moscow, he bragged about his access to Russia’s rich and powerful. “I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room,”

Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., previously told Russian media while in Moscow  that “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross section of a lot of our assets”

A New York City real estate broker said she sold about 65 condos in Trump World at 845 U.N. Plaza in Manhattan to Russian investors, many of whom sought personal meetings with Trump for his business expertise. They became very friendly she said. Many of those meetings happened in Trump’s office at Trump Tower.

Money laundering was an issue at Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, which was fined $10 million in 2015 for failing to report suspicious transactions.

The Trump SoHo project “was largely financed by illegally obtained cash from Russia and Eastern European sources.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, allegedly engaged in a racketeering and money-laundering scheme to hide $3.5 billion in stolen funds used to buy U.S. real estate. Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign after Ukrainian investigators alleged that secret ledgers showed $12.8 million was put aside for Manafort by the party of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort also allegedly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance Putin’s interests.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

SOMETHING TO HIDE?  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-28-17

Trump Administration seeks to block Sally Yates testimony. Why? What do they have to hide?

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is being blocked from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign,

Yates was fired by Trump in January. Yates and other former intelligence officials had been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week.

Yates and former CIA director John Brennan had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee probably would contradict some statements that White House officials had made.

In January, Yates warned White House counsel Donald McGahn that statements White House officials made about Flynn’s contact with the ambassador were incorrect, and could therefore expose the national security adviser to future blackmail by the Russians.

Yates is willing to testify. The Trump administration is claiming she cannot without their permission. Therefore, Chairman Nunes cancelled the hearing involving Yates.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP VIOLATES U.S.CONSTITUTION PAY CLAUSES  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3-28-17

Donald Trump is famous for shafting contractors and workers on his job sites, for using other people’s money and for not paying taxes.

He extracts millions of dollars from his casino in Atlantic City and then used bankruptcy laws to shaft investors.

His Trump Foundation uses charitable contributions for expenses that went to pay his businesses.

Now, he is using the Presidency to bilk taxpayers out of millions every month. It is illegal. It violates the U.S. Constitution Domestic Emoluments Clause or the Presidential Compensation Clause which prohibits the President from receiving any more pay than his salary of $400,000.

In fact, Trump has already received millions when Trump visits to Florida’s Mar-A-Lago resort or one of his Hotels, or golf courses.

Trump also is lining his pockets directing policy and regulatory changes that will benefit his business interests.

Previous presidents divested real estate and other investments, and re-invested their funds either into widely-held, “conflict-free” assets such as Treasury bonds or appointed an independent trustee to manage their money in a “blind trust”.

Everything Trump now does comes under the microscope for violation of the Domestic, Foreign and regulatory Emoluments Clauses.

Trump will keep up His violations of law until He is Impeached and His V.P. pardons Him of His crimes. Trump will be millions richer in the process and taxpayers will be millions poorer.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

REPUBLICAN HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR UNDER FIRE                  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-27-17

Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met at the White House with someone who gave him the information that President Trump “may have” been incidentally monitored by U.S. intelligence during the transition.

Nunes’ release of the info provided by someone in the White House is somewhat irregular considering he Chairs the House Intelligence Committee and is investigating the White House possible collusion with Russia.

Previously he indicated he met only on White House grounds for a secure place to view the info provided by the source. He has a room in the Capitol for viewing such information.

Nunes has now backed down from his assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were “monitored”. What to believe what is said by Trump, aides and Republicans is hard to comprehend these days.

Nunes would have had to have been signed into the White House facility. Who signed Nunes in?

Why did Nunes deliberately mislead Republicans and the public that Trump was under surveillance (not the same as Trump claiming Obama wire tapped Him)? Why won’t Nunes say who provided him the intelligence reports he referenced?

Nunes may be unfit to lead the critical investigation into ties between President Trump’s Administration and Moscow.

Likely Trump wanted the info released as He soon announcement thereafter, that He felt “somewhat” vindicated of His claim Obama wire tapped Him.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com
WHITE HOUSE TURNING RED? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-27-17

White House is in a state of panic, embarrassed as NBC News Chief Andrea Mitchell says Trump staffers are purging their cell phones of information related to potential collusion with the Russian Federation in the Trump Campaign.

The purging itself may be criminal. The White House’s legal counsel had in the past ordered all staff members to preserve any materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigations.

Purging? This is very, very, bad. Not good. A total disaster. Not legal. What is there to hide? It taints the entire White House.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

“DRAIN THE SWAMP” ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-26-17

Donald Trump talked about it during his campaign and has done nothing to accomplish it.

Using sunlight is the solution to scandals. It is the disinfectant needed. Open all records, emails, notes and documents related to a scandal and you have the ability to drain the swamp.

If officials are embarrassed by a release of document or have committed a crime – so be it. The swamp is cleared.

General the administration can require release of records or voluntarily release the information.

WikiLeaks should not have to be the source of disclosure. We should know the truth from our government. Hopefully all is well. If it is not well, we can shed light on it and clean it up.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP MOVES ON AFTER ACA DEFEAT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

President Trump says he is moving to tax reform after Trumpcare failed to even make a vote in the House.

Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed as some moderate and conservative Republican Representatives concern grew for their re-election in 2018. Moderates want more people covered. Conservatives want less benefits.

Gov. John Kasich called on both parties to forge some kind of consensus. Bernie Sanders will introduce a single-payer plan.

Can the GOP govern seems to be a growing question. Will its center-right members work with more conservative members even on tax reform?

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP FAKES 20,000 NEW JOBS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Trump took credit for 20,000 new American jobs that were actually created in August 2015 by Charter Communications along with their commitment to insourced jobs after their purchase of Time Warner for $57 billion.

Trump must blame Obama for the 20,000 new jobs commitment.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

GOP KILLS GOP BILL TO KILL OBAMA’S AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Republican opposition to President Trump’s and Paul Ryan’s new Trumpcare kills a vote to replace the Affordable Health Care.

Supposedly their 8 year plan to repeal and replace Obamacare was no more than a return to the old insurance company rule.

Vote for or vote against the Republican Plan would be a politically difficult vote come 2018 elections.

Trump’s my way or the highway threat did not work. The art of the deal was no deal. Ultra conservatives want less benefits to control costs. Moderates want more benefits to reduce throwing 24,000,000 people out of insurance and to reduce Republicans losses in 2018 elections..
Trump has no political policy experience. Running a company is not the same as running the county.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMPCARE BETRAYS TRUMP SUPPORTERS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Remember when Donald Trump said his health care would be better, cheaper and cover everyone.

He lied. It is no plan, it is more expensive and it will cover 24,000,000 less voters. Trump conned every supporter. Conclusion is Trumpcare hurts mostly  the very people who voted for Trump.

Supporters of Trump, it is OK to admit you were conned. Republicans are good at it. They work for their rich contributors.

Trumpcare will make the richer richer by slashing their taxes by 100’s of billion dollars.

Republicans promised that their replacement plan of the Affordable Care Act would cut costs and give us the freedom of choice -i.e. freedom of insurance company to offer more plans ar higher prices.

Republicans had no plan. After several years of claiming the AFC act was bad, they have no agreement among Republicans on what a plan should be.

Republicans have boxed themselves in. They can vote for their Trumpcare  plan and lose the 2018 elections or they can not vote for their Trumpcare plan and lose the 2018 election. Oops! Ouch! Very, very bad. Very, very good!
See Trump et al at garybahr.com
1 TRUMP / RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3/2017
It is now official that the FBI is investigating the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
FBI Director James Comey announced Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Material involved includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.
One law enforcement official said the information in hand suggests “people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready.”
The FBI cannot yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

FBI INVESTIGATES COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIANS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and several other congressional committees are investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.

FBI Director James Comey appeared before the committee.

And, Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia’s attempts to influence the election.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP LIED ABOUT OBAMA TAP  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers both appearing as witnesses testified there is no evidence of any  surveillance by Obama or Obama’s administration tapping or spying on Donald Trump before or after the election.

Why did Trump make such a charge? You will have to ask Trump.

Trump does not believe He should be questioned on what He says or about His tax returns or His executive orders.

A good man would never have said Obama tapped Him and would now at least apologize to Obama. Not Trump. Very, very bad boy.

Could it be that Trump lies so much that he does not know the truth. Or, that he has some real personality disorders.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

DONALD LIKES TO TAKE CREDIT  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Donald Trump tweets job creation in January and February are “because of me!” Not so say experts and company officials. They say the recent moves were largely market-driven and were in the works before Trump.

The companies like the promise of deregulation – which lost all of us dollars or homes in the great Republican Recession of 2008 and they like tax cuts to the rich – which obviously have not created jobs for the rest of us.

Trump has never tweeted the whole truth or offered proof for his tweets.

Many company announcements fit a years-long trend under Obama – who had no cooperation from Republicans yet saved us from the the Great Republican Recession. How quickly we forget.

Per companies, Trump’s impact on new investments and job creation has been “very small or nonexistent.”

Of course, Trump disagrees. The press is the enemy and “totally biased”.

Several auto industry experts say announcements by GM and Ford were in the works before Trump was elected, and were largely market-driven decisions that fit a yearslong trend in the industry.

And, Lockheed Martin jobs are not “coming back,” they are being added due in part to contract for more F-35 planes. Blame Obama please.

Ford says it has not changed its plans for plants or jobs.

The decision not to build a Focus plant in Mexico was scrapped because “we’ve seen decreasing demand here in North America for small cars, and we simply don’t need the capacity anymore.”

Trump likes to take credit for change. It is like giving credit to God for everything good and blaming the devil for everything bad.

Actually, Trump has not delivered on job creation, deregulation, tax cuts, immigration or health care reform.

He has promises to keep.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

WORLD BEWILDERED BY OUR PRESIDENT   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Apparently Trump made a joke about his unproven claims that Obama tapped his phones saying “As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps.” Merkel was not amused.

Her report card on Trump will likely be an F minus.
Trump took to Twitter to dismiss reports that the meeting hadn’t gone well and criticizing Germany for failing to pay its fair share NATO dues:

“Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” and then, “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!”

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

 

CHAOS IN THE WHITE HOUSE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3/2017

Republicans created Donald Trump with the anti-everything Obama from day one of Obama’s Presidency. They refused to work with Obama on anything even though their deregulation policies had created the Great Republican Recession of 2008. They were anti-Obama who was the first Black President and who will go down in history for making America great again. They created instead – President Donald Trump – anti-everything!

President Trump is noted for his personal chaotic personality and his inability to make good choices in political situations. General Michael Flynn being a big personal vetting error for the National Security Advisor position. Other cabinet and staff choices seem to be strange immigrants in the White House.

But the choices of Steven Bannon as “chief strategist” and Reince Priebus as “chief of staff” could only make for more chaos in the Whitehouse. They must be creating even turmoil for Trump or uneven turmoil. Trump + Bannon + Priebus add up to zero experience in running the federal government. Add Kellyanne Conway and Jarad Kushner and you have 5 inexperienced personalities conflicting and you have total chaos.

A strong chief of staff would make a better Presidency. Selection of staff with experience in managing congress and world affairs would be a big plus.

Trump is finding that running the country is different from running your own business or your own TV show.

Controlling Trump must be a huge problem.

Nixon was determined to exact revenge on his enemies and controlling Nixon was a challenge.

Trump seems determined to create daily chaos to draw attention to Himself and to encourage competition among his staff. He is succeeding with both.

But the job to secure the best public policies and than to secure the next election is going to be difficult. Constant back-stabbing leads to Whitehouse leaks and mistakes.

Two immigration policies or executive orders have been big staff failures.

His support for Paul Ryan’s idea of health care is not working, nor does it in any way promote Trump’s promise of better and cheaper health care for all.

Encouraging the Bannonites and Preibusite and Kellyanneites and Jaredites to struggle for Trump’s favor create more chaos and Presidential failures.

Trump doesn’t read and His demand for one page analysis and one page solutions to problems is not working.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP MEETS A REAL LEADER, A WOMAN ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3-2017

I really am searching for something positive to say about President Donald Trump, but…

Trump is a huge embarrassment to us, US, Americas and to Himself.

Watch His facial and body movements in His meeting with German leader Merkel and the press. See for yourself. If you were reasonably intelligent, you could see that in His campaign if you watched His debates with the Republican candidates or with Hillary Clinton. If you did not watch the debates or read the newspapers you should not have voted.

Sorry, but Trump is a sick man. No normal President or Man would behave as He did with His moments with Merkel. She will go home and tell the Germans Trump is at best an ass.

He refused to shake Angela Merkel’s hand during a joint appearance at the White House. Apparently Trump cannot stand a better leader, much less a better woman leader (Hillary included). It is the boy President at his best or worst. It is the spoiled brat 13-year old I mentioned in my first blogs.

The future of the transatlantic alliance and of two world leaders is at stake.

Ms Merkel wants support for a strong European Union. Trump wants  her support for his demand that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) nations pay their share of defense needs.

The world is watching and Trump turns up his anti-social behavior. Unbelievably Disgusting!

He has said Germany has not paid their dues in NATO. It is not true.

Trump could learn from Merkel on how to deal with people and even with Russian President Putin, if He did not believe he knows everything.

In his campaign, Trump had lashed out at Time magazine in 2015 when it named Ms Merkel “Person of the Year” instead of him. Unbelievably narcissistic and anti-social!  I think he really hates women – especially strong women.

Trump soon turned to his fake news and Obama tapped Him positions. We know he hates the press who don’t always paint Trump as the greatest. I think he hates Obama, who in history and in contrast will be the Greatest President.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

ON FLYNN BAD TO WORSE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

“Fire, aim, ready” has been the process used by Trump to choose his cabinet and staff. Improper vetting has ed to – you guessed it – “Ready, Aim, Fire.”

President Trump did not vet his first choice as our National Security Advisor, General Micheal Flynn. Repeat previous sentence.. Gen Flynn was recently fired.

Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn was paid $11,250 by the US arm of Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab which has been linked to Russia’s Federal Security Service.

Flynn’s work for a host of Russian companies and received $45,000 from Kremlin-owned TV outlet Russia Today.

The Russian payments violated prohibitions on retired military officers accepting payment from foreign governments.

Concern over General Flynn’s pay by Russian companies comes from  Russia’s role in hacking the emails of senior Democratic Party members, and trying to influence the US election in favor of President Donald Trump.

How much worse can the ineptness of President Trump get? See below and above.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP WRONG ON OBAMA TAP ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

The Senate Democratic and Republican leaders investigating   Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election appeared on Thursday to counter White House claims that there may have been surveillance of some sort on Trump Tower around the campaign, even if there was not specific wiretapping as President Trump said in a tweet nearly two weeks ago. There is “no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Mark Warner.

Of course Trump owes President Obama an apology. But, Trump is not known for any apology. Instead, He has said He thinks interesting information is forthcoming. Trump dreams a lot of stuff.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Wednesday he doesn’t believe “there was an actual tap of Trump Tower,” but the statement from the Senate intelligence leaders represents broader pushback. House Speaker Paul Ryan said we’ve seen no evidence of that.”

Trump has not produced any evidence to back his position.

The top Democrat on the House committee, Adam Schiff, has said “there’s no evidence” to support Trump’s claim.

However, Intelligence officials have concluded that Russia used various cyberattacks to hurt Hillary Clinton and aid Trump.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

THERE IS A DANGER IN THE AIR  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

The Framers of the United States Constitution never envisioned anything but Presidents like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln and others but there was a shared world view to not trust anyone who holds power.

They did see a free press as a means to check the presidents and members of Congress. Now we have President Trump who believes he “won” and no one can challenge Him and everyone should believe what he says.

Not so quick says the press, the Courts, congress and the law. There are challenges to Trump by protesters, challenges to the legitimacy of His election and Russian interference, and challenges to His policies and Executive Orders.

Perhaps Trump should have won in Russia where the President would be expected to believe the press is the “enemy of the people”, where the President can make attacks on judges and others, where the President is not expected to provide proof of anything, where alternative facts are the rule, where the President decides what is legal, and where all the President’s remarks are unfiltered.

Thank you Founding Fathers, the Courts, Democrats, some Republicans and the press for keeping President Trump more stable.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

REPUBLICANS SAY THE DAMNEDEST THINGS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Republican politicians say the damnedest things sometimes – outright hypocrisy,  every now and then, and often dishonest. President Trump has just made it worse.

Now, Republicans preach principals that quickly give way in order to achieve their real goal OF cutting taxes for their rich contributors and cutting spending on the less fortunate.
Conservatives preach words like liberty and freedom – meaning freedom of choice in economic situations. Not the right to choose an abortion but the right to choose your own insurance if you have the money.
Under Republicans, “freedom” means a business can discriminate in customers or hiring based on race or nationality or religion or a busines may choose to pollute and sell unsafe products.
The Affordable Care Act put limits on the kind of contracts insurance companies could write. Shame on Democrats. Better to buy insurance that seems to say you are covered and get to the hospital and find you are not covered. Republicans believe people have the freedom to be uninsured.
Under Republicans, there would be no government-mandated minimum wage. It’s “freedom” and best for business!“America First” means only Republicans understand what is best for America even if not best for Americans. Obama was too worldly in his art of the deal with Iran because he allowed Iran to get some of what they wanted. Republicans feel good faith dealing is not good.
For Republicans, apologizing for errors Americans made is wrong. America – love it or leave it or move to Russia.
Until, of course, Donald Trump responds to a description of Russia’s president as a murderer saying that “we’ve got a lot of killers,” too, and asking: “What, do you think our country’s so innocent?” Republicans should have been outraged.
We know that Russia intervened in the election on Trump’s behalf, and we know that Trump’s closest advisors have had very close contacts with the Russian government – where is “America First”! Where is the Republican outrage.
Where are the Democrats saying to Trump supporters, “If you like Trump so much, why don’t you move to Russia?”
Republicans talk local control but would have a national anti-abortion law.Republicans talk pro life yet start wars and drop bombs on women with child, children and innocent people.
Regressive tax and spending cuts are what Republicans are all about and  allowing business to scam consumers, exploit workers, and control women’s bodies is “Freedom”.
But Republican core beliefs are really unpopular. Trump just makes it more unpopular. The voters were conned and may not yet know it. They will be conned until they become educated enough to know a con is a con.

See Trump et all at garybahr.com

TRUMP ON TERRORISM  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017
Trump says the “vast majority” of individuals convicted of terrorism offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.
By another measure by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions found that 380 out of 580 people convicted in terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 were “foreign-born.” But the Cato Institute reports that report is flawed because 42% were not even for terrorism offenses.
The New America Foundation  showed it was not a “vast majority” from outside the country; it is, in fact, it is almost a 50-50 split.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

NO EVIDENCE TRUMP TAPPED BY OBAMA   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

President Trump claimed in a couple tweets recently that Obama wire-tapped His Trump Tower home and Trump has since provided no evidence. This is a very serious charge.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes – a Republican – says he doesn’t believe “there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.”

This week Trump and surrogates claimed wiretapping may include many things. Maybe in their dreams.

Intelligence officials have concluded that Russia employed cyberattacks during the presidential campaign intended to hurt Hillary Clinton and aid Trump. That is very serious.

See Trump By Trump By T. Rump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP TRAVEL BAN 2.0  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

President Trump’s revised Executive Order travel ban is put on hold by a federal judge in Hawaii who found it discriminates on the basis of nationality – targeting Muslim countries.

More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban.

Hawaii argued the ban would harm its tourism industry.

The ACLU and others said that Trump’s campaign statements and statements of His advisers make it clear that the intent of the ban is to ban Muslims.
The new Executive Order applies only to new visas from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. Visas already existing are not banned.
Federal law allows 110,000 immigrants in 2017 and Trump wants to cut that to 50,000 by Executive Order.

The First Amendment bars the government from favoring or disfavoring any religion. That question has not been ruled on.

The next day, Maryland opposed the Executive Order as a “Muslim ban”.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP ON JOBS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

During the campaign, Trump claimed the jobs figures were untrue and that the country was not gaining jobs at a good rate and that the economy was not doing well under Obama.

After a month in office he claimed great increases in jobs due to his handling of His Presidency. But the truth is most jobs at this point are due to Obama’s steady hand.

Employers have been planning on hiring for months and none expected Trump to win the election when they were making their plans to hire.

If six months to a year from now, Trump has a higher rate of employment than Obama, Trump will deserve credit. But, if not, he will not believe the figures.

So far the only policy Trump has in effect is locating and removing illegal immigrants from their jobs so that those jobs will have to be filled.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP FINDS 3.5 MILLION VOTES TO BEAT HILLARY IN POPULAR VOTE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

In His dreams, Trump cannot lose to anyone on anything. So last night God, or the Devil, came to Trump in a dream and said “3.5 Million voters committed fraud for votes for Hillary”. And, so there you have the alternative facts about who really won the popular vote in the 2016 election.

Asked for facts to verify this claim, all Trump associates parroted that they all had the same dream.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP KNEW ABOUT RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN THE ELECTION  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017
Law enforcement officials briefed President Trump on Russian meddling in the US elections and had included details of those communications, which included people involved in Trump’s businesses.
Trump has done nothing about the Russian Meddling. Why not?
If Trump associates were coordinating with Russian intelligence operatives the release of damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign and fake news, that would escalate things.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

A TOXIC MIX   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

“Ignorance by itself is not too dangerous. If you combine it with power, this is a toxic mix.” ~ Yuval Noah Harari author of Homo Deus. 

No one in Trump’s circle has any political experience except V.P. Mike Pence. Non have any White House experience or foreign relations experience. That is why if Trump made Hillary his chief of staff, he would have the needed experience to run the Presidency.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

The new name, American Health Care Act, sounds good, but with Trump and Republicans it is just one more American Con Act.

It is not cheaper for those who can buy insurance, it is not better and it will cover 24 million less people that Obama Care.

The CBO says the new Republican bill would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion ( a drop in the bucket compared to Trump $500 billion plus desired by Trump for military spending ) over a decade, but would cost 24 million Americans to lose their health care.

52 million would be uninsured under the American Health Care Act. Half of that would be uninsured under Obama Care over the next 10 years.

The Republican plan cuts Medicaid expansion.

Many individuals would forgo insurance in response to higher premiums and the repeal of the individual mandate.

The Republican bill would reduce the number of employers offering health insurance as it repeals the employer mandate to provide insurance.

Premiums for older people could be five times larger than for younger people although credits would only double for the same older people.

Premiums for single people buying insurance would be up to 20 percent higher than they would be under Obamacare. Not an incentive for them to buy insurance.

I have said this before. Medicare for all is the best answer to the needs of all Americans, to control the costs of health care and to cover everyone.

Write your US Representatives and Senators.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMPCARE = RYANCARE  = NO CARE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Donald Trump says His health care plan will be better, cheaper and cover everyone. Con. Fake. Lie.

He has endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Bad. Very bad.

Will we let Trump and Republicans get away with it?
What may save us is some Republicans fear the plan is so severe that it would have them lose in the next election in 2018. Some very conservative Republicans want less benefits than Trumpcare. Thus Speaker Paul Ryan lacks majority support even though his party in the majority.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP AT WAR WITH TV, MOVIES   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

During the campaign, President Trump said his military advice came from “the shows.”

Now He controls a nuclear arsenal that could destroy the world and has about 24 million Twitter followers. I expect that they are the 24 million who will lose their health care next year or in a few years thereafter since they voted for Trump.

Trump sees on Fox News that 122 Gitmo prisoners released are back on the battlefield and Trump Tweets that Obama released them – bad policy. The truth is 113 of the 122 were released during the George W. Bush administration.

Fox News’ on Chicago crime and Trump Tweets “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson airs a report alleging that Sweden has been trying to “cover up” an outburst of violence caused by Muslim immigrants. Trump tells a crowd in Florida: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden? Who would believe this?”

Swedes don’t watch Fox News  so they do not know what Trump is talking about. Nor does Trump. The violence did not happen, Trump!

Educated Americans do not watch Fox News. Nor should Trump and  his followers. An idiot box can make you look like an idiot.  A Twitter account can make you look like an idiot.

Trump desperately needs to turn off Fox News and His Twitter account before he starts an international incident worse than the Sweden fiasco.
But Trump has never been a deep thinker. My first exposure to him was the first Republican debate. My conclusion was that Trump is a very shallow thinker. He calls everyone names and praises only Himself.
He needs to change the channel before He starts World War III  because of news slant on Fox News. He needs to close his Twitter account.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WALL BREACHED  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Man carrying a backpack Friday night was able to breach a highly secured wall around the White House while President Trump was at the White House.

The White House fence will be breached again, and again. Walls and fences are dug under and claimed over – a lesson for the President about building walls and fences.

The Secret Service caught the guy just before midnight who said he was a friend of the President and had an appointment.

The White House was placed under security condition “orange”.
President Trump will no doubt issue an Executive Order to secure his borders around the White House.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP, STAY, NO RESIGN  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Trump: “Ready, Fire, Aim…”

US attorney Preet Bahara of Manhattan says he will not sign a letter of resignation as Trump had asked him to stay on last November. This means the President would have to fire him.

There was no  response from the White House yet. Stay on or resign today are two different messages. Not good! A Disaster! More confusion. Chaos.

Update: Bahara has tweeted he was fired today.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

IT’S 3 AM AND THE DONALD HAS NOT QUACKED OR TWEETED ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017  

Not so lucky. Donald Trump tweeted early a.m. today that “Donald Duck is a loser”, that the Disney creation is fake, is really “a quack!” and that He only, and not Donald Duck, can repeal Obamacare while still maintaining the Affordable Care act for all Americans. Donald Duck says, “The President does not realize that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing and that the ACA can be improved by controlling insurance company and drug company costs”. Fake news.

Fake news.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP NOT “MENTALLY RIGHT” ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017
Senator Al Franken has said that he and several of his GOP colleagues shared the opinion that President Donald Trump is “not right mentally.”
See my first posts below. Some 35 mental health experts have joined the chorus stating Trump demonstrates “grave emotional instability.”
The Constitution may be helpful. A provision in Section 4 of the 25th Amendment allows the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet to send a letter to Congress stating that the President is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”  V.P. Mike Pence could immediately become President, subject only to additional Congressional review.
Trump could fire his cabinet before they could act. Another little-known provision in Section 4 empowers Congress to form its own body to evaluate the President’s fitness for office with the same transfer of power to the Vice President.

Trump is scary with his nuclear code. And, these constitutional choices are also scary?

See Gary Bahr et al at garybahr.com

46 US ATTORNEY’S FIRED IN 1 DAY ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

President Trump’s new Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the resignations of 46 US attorneys today and to be out by tonight.

The attorney’s say they were given no warning about their dismissals. The massacre-like firings came Friday afternoon.

One law enforcement source charged that “this could not have been handled any worse”. It is a matter of course to fire the former President’s appointees overtime when turning the agency over to a new administration. President Ronald Reagan replaced a majority of his administration’s US attorneys within his first two years in office.

Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein said she was “surprised” and “concerned” by the news of the firings, saying the actions contradict what she was told by the Vice President and other administration officials.

There seems to be some Trump paranoia over past appointees supporting former President Obama’s agenda. Trump does not seem to  like any thing of Obama’s appointees, orders, health care or accomplishments.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

HATE AND ANTI-SEMITISM ~Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Jewish Community Centers in 30 states have been receiving bomb threats, mosques have been set on fire, swim classes are interrupted by evacuations drills, and Jewish cemeteries are victims of destruction as fear grows across America.

There are concerns the Trump election has emboldened ant-Semitism. Trump was slow to respond and declare such hate wrong. After he did so, he soon stated these acts may be political ploys.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMPCARE NOT GREATER, NOT CHEAPER AND DOES NOT COVER EVERYONE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Trump conned us. He had no replacement for the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) – not the greatest, not one to cover everyone, not cheaper. It was a con. Since before the ACA, Republicans claimed they had a better plan. Apparently it was to claim Obama Care was a disaster and just repeal it. Finally Republicans have hastily put something together called The Everything for Health Insurance Companies, Pharmaceuticals and The Rich Act (or Trump Care).

Experts say millions of people will lose the coverage they now have. Trump had promised “We’re going to have insurance for everybody” — with coverage that would be “much less expensive and much better.”

The ACA would be repealed as promised.

Medicaid would end expansion in 2020.
Many state governments, faced with limited budgets, would be forced to cut benefits or cover fewer people.

The GOP plan would greatly reduce the ACA’s subsidies.

Insurers would be allowed to charge older people five times as much as younger people.

The current mandate that requires nearly everybody to obtain insurance or pay a penalty would be replaced with insurers being allowed to charge people who don’t maintain their insurance 30 percent more for coverage, forever. Under Trump Care, People would have a strong financial incentive to buy insurance only when they got sick.

The rich win. The workers lose. Businesses and individuals making more than $200,000 a year who now help fund Obamacare would get tax cuts totaling about $600 billion over 10 years. Leave it to Republicans to benefit the rich.

Some think giving the rich tax cuts benefits workers with jobs, higher pay and benefits, but we have not seen any such benefits.

 

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP AND RUSSIAN BANK SERVERS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3/2017

Federal investigators and computer scientists are investigating whether there was a computer server connection between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.

The server issue was mentioned in a Breitbart article.

No one has produced evidence that the servers actually communicated.

It may be odd or weird or nothing. It may be Russian interference.

Records show that Russia’ s Alfa Bank servers repeatedly looked up the unique internet address of a particular Trump Organization computer server in the United States. It usually indicates an intention to communicate – why is a Russian bank repeatedly looking up the contact information for mail1.trump-email.com some 2820 times?

Skeptics have unanswered questions, call it odd or weird, but may be nothing or may mean Trump and Alfa servers were communicating in secret.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

SW BORDER ILLEGALS DOWN ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Border crossings in the Southwest of illegal immigrants is down 40% last month indicating tough Trump talk may be working. Or there may be other factors like the Obama administration was working with Mexico to counter the driving factors of illegal immigration – to cut off smuggling networks and efforts to improve the economic and violence situations in Central America that many migrants are trying to flee – the long term approach.

There is no simplistic solution to illegal immigration.

The number of apprehensions and inadmissible individuals presenting at the border was 18,762 people in February. This does not count illegal entries.

In the past businesses and farmers needed the workers. It is still that way. And the illegals want to get in. If they can’t get trough at crossing points, they will have to pay a smuggler, or slip across at the river or bring a ladder.

We still need a comprehensive worker visa plan or businesses and farmers will need to pay smugglers more.

See Trump By Trump By T. Rump et al at garybahr.com

MARCH ON TRUMP HOTEL   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Thirteen women were taken into custody at a rally outside Trump International Hotel in New York – four were from the Women’s March and included some of its organizers. Protesters marched in the streets across the country on Wednesday marking International Women’s Day and the “Day Without a Woman” strike.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

RISE OF ANTI-SEMITISM  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3/2017

Since President Trump took office, the rise in hate crimes against the Jewish in the United States has risen – including bomb threats against Jewish community centers and Anti-Defamation League offices, threats against day schools and vandalism in Jewish cemeteries.

A letter signed by all 100 US senators urges the Trump administration to step up security at Jewish community centers and day schools and synagogues.
President Trump should need no letter from all 100 Senators before he acts.
This is something he could at least tweet about.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

PUTIN TAPS TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Russian President Putin tapped Donald Trump for President of the United States and Trump cannot figure out why.

1. One reason is Putin thought Hillary Clinton and her people would run a very efficient government for the people and Trump could not.

2. Putin knew Hillary Clinton was tough on Putin and Russia and Trump was the only person in the United States to praise Putin.

3. Russians could talk to Trump and Trump people and they would not admit that Russia was influencing and interfering in the election.

4. Putin thought Trump would be a more authoritarian dictator.

5. Putin thought Hillary was very smart.

6. Putin thought Trump was very dumb.

7. Putin could see that Trump was narcissistic, anti-social, paranoid and incompetent.

8. Putin liked Trump’s anti Obama, anti Hillary, anti blacks, anti Jewish, anti handicapped, anti Mexicans, anti muslims, anti the free press, anti the truth and anti women thinking.

9. Trump lied to the people.

10. Trump attacks the Free Press.

11. Trump would look like a fool compared to Putin as President of their countries.

12. Trump always blamed others for his problems.

13.Trump on national television invited Russian involvement in the election and to find Hillary Clinton ‘s deleted emails for Trump.

14. Trump would be an embarrassment to the World and to democratic countries and allies.

15. Trump would be way-over-his-head in a political environment and may constantly bad decisions based on his 13-year-old spoiled brat behavior.

16. Respect for the Presidency of the United States and the United States would diminish under Trump and would grow under the influence of a very qualified woman Presidency.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP’S NEW IMMIGRATION ORDER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

It’s new lipstick on a pig.

President Trump’s newest revised travel ban will drop Iraq (an ISIS fighting Ally of our country) and put a 90-day ban on entry to the United States for people who are seeking new visas from six Muslim-majority nations – Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

The new version is also expected to remove language that would give priority to religious minorities – like Christians.

Additionally, the order will suspend the entire U.S. refugee program for 120 days except for those refugees already formally scheduled for travel by the State Department.

Thereafter, the total  refugees allowed into the U.S. will be 50,000 for fiscal year 2017.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP VOTER FRAUD A FRAUD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Remember when President Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton’s supporters committed massive voter fraud and that He would have won the popular vote if it weren’t for those 3-5 million illegal votes?

It too was a lie. Trump presented no evidence.

Clinton had over 3 million more votes than Trump, but lost in the electoral college.

The truth is Russia committed an illicit offensive to influence the election and Trump was the beneficiary.

This is huge and demands the appointment of a special prosecutor. Republicans should be leading the effort for an impartial special prosecutor.

Sen. John McCain, have called for an aggressive investigation of Russian interference in the election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and all Trump aids and son-in-law.

Denials, Denials and lies rule. Get Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor lied. Attorney General Sessions lied. The fact is that several Trump’s allies and campaign surrogates met with Russians here and abroad. Why? A Special Prosecutor could find out.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

IN HIS OWN WORDS – TRUMP: “This is McCarthyism”  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 3/2017

Trump tweeted. “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!,” Trump wrote in one tweet. “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

Saturday morning, an apparent frustrated or paranoid President Trump let loose a barrage of accusations at his predecessor including wiretapping. 

Trump offered no evidence to support his claims Saturday morning.

Old Joe McCarthy use to make accusations and provide no evidence – this is the way Trump works.

Normal President’s do not normally claim such things without normally providing evidence so as not to create abnormal distrust of the President by the press,  congress and the people. The pressure on the President over many of his campaign surrogates having contacts with the Russians seems to great for Trump – that would be normal.

It’ is normally an old trick for Trump to accuse others of doing the things he has done, is doing, or will be doing.

A former senior US official with direct knowledge of investigations by the Justice Department under the Obama administration denied it, said that Obama could not order this, that it would have had to been taken to a judge by investigators, it never was – it did not happen.

Update: Former President Obama and his surrogates have denied such taps.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP NEEDS TO VET HIS CABINET  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – – 3/2017

President Trump wants to vet refugees and immigrants to the extreme, yet did an extremely poor job of vetting his own Cabinet nominees.

Just a day after Trump’s successful speech to Congress, Trump faces new concerns about his associates’ connections with Russians who interfered with the last election to Trump’s benefit.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in charge of investigating leaks, Russian interference with the election and Russian meetings with Trump appointees and campaign people. Now we learn that Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak in Washington. Sessions did not mention this during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and the Russians, nor did he communicate with Russian officials. Democrats are saying he should recuse himself from the inquiry into Trump associates contacts with Russians during the campaign or resign.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

SESSIONS TO AL FRANKEN:   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  3/2017

“Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”

Sessions said he did not have knowledge of Trump associates having   contacts nor did he communicate with Russian officials. Nancy  Pelosi said it appears Sessions may have committed perjury.

Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia’s top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington. He is the same Russian over which Trump’s National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn, was connected with during the campaign. Flynn resigned last month from the cabinet.

House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah have  joined leading Democrats call for Sessions to recuse himself from the federal investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence last year’s presidential election.

Later Thursday: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation related to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and associate contacts with Russian agents.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP TALK NOT TALKING TRUTH ON ACA ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  3/2017

President Donald Trump has long called the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) a “disaster” that it has caused premiums to increase by double and triple digits.” It is not true.

Republicans also have not been telling the truth on ACA.

Premiums for those ACA plans did increase in the past year as have insurance premiums as long as I can remember on my car, my house and my health insurance.

The Department of Health and Human services report a 25% increase in Premiums in the 39 states that use the HealthCare.gov marketplace. That jump brings premiums in line with what it actually costs insurers to offer policies on the exchange. It is a short-term correction.

There are other factors, too: Health care costs are aways rising though not as much as before the Affordable Care.

The Medicaid expansion portion of the law accounts for more than half of the newly covered people. That adds to the cost.

My wife’s insurance plan went up about 10% and she gets the top plan. Indiana had no increase. And, most people buying these plans aren’t paying those increases. And, government costs for Obamacare have actually been lower than initially predicted.

Generally premiums are increasing at a lower rate than before the health care law took effect.

Trump Talk is not talking truth or the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

But his reasonable political speech before congress was much more positive and far less boastful and all of us can maybe build upon that.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP SPEECH FAKE NEWS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  3/2017
The speech made Trump look Presidential except for the alternative facts are often misleading at best and big lies at worse.
Trump says the murder rate is the highest it’s been in roughly 45 years. Not trune. In the 1990’s it was twice as high.
On pipeline job – Trump claims his administration’s support of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are “creating tens of thousands of jobs.” The pipe line has built 1200 miles with 1.5 miles to go.  At it’s peek
A State Department report says the Keystone XL pipeline at its peak construction would create 1950 to 3900 over 1 year verses 2 year time and
create 35 full-time employees.  The Dakota Access pipeline would add 8,000 to 12,000 construction jobs, and 40 permanent positions.
Trump on terrorism said, “The vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.” About half are foreign born.
Trump on Lobbying Ban imposed a 5-year ban on Executive Branch officials “to drain the swamp.” But the ban is only on partial activities and only with the with the same agency where they were employed.
Trump on employment said there are 94 million people out of the job market. This is only true if you count college students, retired, disabled, senior citizens and those who do not want a job.
Trump on job creation says he created thousands of jobs since his victory in November. In many instances, the jobs promoted were part of previously announced plans before His election. Remember jobs were increasing nicely before the election. Many announcements were made months ago and a year ago.
Trump on the F-35 fighter jet. According to Lockheed, the latest agreement slashed $728 million (or roughly 8% less) compared to the Pentagon’s last purchase. But that reflected the continued lower costs as more planes are made.
On defense spending said his proposal to increase defense spending 10% or $54 billion is one of the biggest in a century, $54 billion today is worth far less than $54 billion a century ago.
Basically Trump is claiming his actions are bigger thank others.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

FEBRUARY 2017

TRUMP ADDRESS NOT TRUMP ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

President Trump addressed congress and the nation in a normal presidential way. Republicans stood up and clapped at everything and Democrats at very little.

Trump was not his usual self as He read from the teleprompter the things conservatives and liberals would like to believe. But for most of is, we do not know what to believe.

He did not claim there were 3-5 million illegal votes, attract the media as enemies of the people, or call everyone names. These were refreshing.

A war widow got the biggest applause.

This night, immigrants were welcomed if they could support themselves and not stress our welfare system. He called for a merit based Immigration reform policy. Congress will not agree on anything.

Trump wants a trillion dollar infrastructure. Congress clapped on both sides except the tea party that wants tax cuts and no government programs that spend money.

He said their is surge of optimism – so far only billionaires are optimistic as they control the stock markets. If it isn’t optimistic, it is Obama’s fault. Obama had Bush to blame.

Trump seems to favor a war on big city crime over policing the world. You felt if Trump could have doctoral powers, all would be safe.

The speech showed a President being President. Good, very good.

Trump was not the “Maniacal focused” POTUS described by top aide Stephen Bannon. Good! Very good!  We might not see Bannon again. Very, very good! Many have thought the February POTUS was wacko, but perhaps not “Maniacal”. A close aide may know better the real President of the United States.

Since Trump became President, daily many have hoped that a second envelope would declare the real winner of the election. Trump changed his tone from all dark to all optimistic in this big speech, but congress and the courts will have to continue to humble Him.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

OBAMA BLAMED BY TRUMP  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Trump needs someone to blame for anything against Him. In His perfect world no one would oppose Him on anything.

Those crowds protesting against him in major cities across the country and the world, are paid protesters Trump claims and are led by Obama.

Trump offers no proof. If it were true, Obama is the greater of the two with command of the nation as a mere private citizen. When Trump figures that that thought goes against Him too, He will go back to just claiming the evil Press is his enemy as well as the enemy of the people.

Trump is his worse enemy. Just read his treats – his tweets

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

ACA HARD TO REPLACE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

The affordable care act is hard to replace and that is why Republicans have no replacement plan to satisfy everyone from insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, to Republican Governors and insured voters.

I recommend serious consideration of “Medicare for All” – one plan for the health insurance of the President, congressmen, veterans, military personnel and all of us. In is health care not insurance, and it works. It can be expanded to cover drugs and all costs of health care.

Medicare pays for the health of senior citizens and controls costs. To cover everyone we could pay for it with a percent of all income above poverty levels.

Trump says “nobody knew that health care could be so complicated”, but everyone knew it.  At least, all the parties including President Obama, Hillary Clinton, all the legislators, insurance companies and  pharmaceuticals knew it.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP’S FAKE PROMISES  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Governing of the United States is a very complex business. You cannot just tweet and get your way. That is why I always vote for the most intelligent candidate. At least one smart enough to not tweet childish crazy 144 character answers to the world’s problems.

Attacking everything and everyone accomplishes nothing.

Whatever happened to thinking?

Is it fake news that the President and Republicans after years of complaining about Obama Care and have no plan to replace it? Trump promises a bigger and better plan to cover everyone. So far “total disaster. Trump’s promise a full repeal on day one. So far no one in the Republican party or Trump’s administration has any idea when it might be repealed. Tweet, tweet! Fake, fake. Not even a repeal schedule because they might not be re-elected if they do repeal it before the next election. “Next week” became “next year” and now maybe not before 2020. Fake schedules. False statements. Fake news. Simply, simple words.

Many of his voters thought it O.K. to repeal Obama Care as long as they had the Affordable Care Act. Many are learning too late that Obama Care and the ACA are one and the same thing. Voter learning curve can also be a problem.

The only excuse for all the missteps of Trump can only be that Trump is the apprentice and has much to learn. He had no political experience as a Mayor or Governor or Representative or Senator or Secretary of State pr a Party official. None. He may not learn much from his desire for one page summaries of the country’s problems and the world problems. That is why I vote for the most intelligent candidate. It takes intellectual work to do the work of the POTUS – President of the United States.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

FAKE NEWS VS REAL NEWS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

There was a mistake in the election. Hillary Clinton actually won and will be installed as President immediately. The Russians are to blame. If it can happen at the Oscars, it can happen in politics. ~ Now this is fake news.

The Real Trump news…

Remember when Trump was campaigning for the President’s job and criticized those who would not talk to adversaries, even Russia and boasted how he could talk to even the Russians – well, now Trump is foregoing informal talks with  with North Korea. The Korean participants in the schedule talks were first approved for Visa and then disapproved.

I can’t blame the Administration for anything except the confusion over the visas as we do not want Korean diplomats executed on our soil.

President Trump will not be attending the Annual White House Correspondence Dinner with the elite members of the political media, Washington socialites, politicians and of celebrities. It would be a little awkward. Trump might be roasted. President Reagan missed one as was recovering from a bullet wound. Many at the meeting would likely take potshots at Trump. He does not like that.

Remember when Obama made light of Trump and Trump was obviously rankled and decided to run for President and undo everything Obama did. Well, we do not want that again.

The Real Republican News…

GOP House health plan leaked. Basically the people on the Affordable Health Care Plan will lose. All are affected. Many will lose insurance, subsidies will be less, older insured will see increases in premiums, and medicaid for low-income adults will be discontinued.

In the major industrialized nation, they have Health Care for the people. Here we have health care for the insurance companies and pharmaceuticals.

Not good!  Very, very bad!

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TRUMP IS OLD AND OLD TRUMP ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Trump is old and is the old Trump of the past as a new president.

But age is not the excuse for Trump’s behavior – it is a consequence of character long endured by everyone. He has always been a blowhard, a self promoting narcissist, egotistic and anti-social while always blaming others for his problems.

We will judge him by this character, not by His age or color of His hair.

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ANNE FRANK ON THE FUTURE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

What about Trump and excluding people or refugees based on the country of origin?

Anne Frank, “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”

Anne died in a concentration camp in Germany. Her father had asked twice for a visa for his family to immigrate to the United States. They were turned down.

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ANNE FRANK, A REJECTED REFUGEE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump- 2/2017

Anne Frank perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. Otto Frank, her father, had desperately sought visas to bring his family to the United States and escape the Nazi horror. The visa request was denied.

Otto Frank, survived and published his daughter’s famous story in “The Diary of a Young Girl.”

It is too scary that Trump encourages violence by his words and actions and confusion and bully tweets. Since He took office, there has been a surge in threats and attacks against both Jews and Muslims.

A Trump statement of January 27, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, failed to even mention Jews. Trump was widely criticized. Yet, when asked by reporters about the rise of anti-Semitism, Trump responded by gloating about his election victory and another time told the reporter to sit down and be quiet.

Obviously Trump is not a thoughtful person at best or a thoughtless rabble rouser at worse.

Anne Frank, “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.”

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FAKE NEWS PUT ON NOTICE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the press and what he called “fake news” and said he would do something about it.

“I called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are”, Trump said. “There are some terrible dishonest people and they do a tremendous disservice to our country.”

He further stated, “It doesn’t represent the people, it never will represent the people, and we’re going to do something about it”.

P.S. I assume he will end his use of fake news ( see below) and be telling his people not to say any more fake news stuff.

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DEPORTATION A “MILITARY OPERATION”  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump-  2/2017 

President Trump described His administration’s deportation of  undocumented immigrants as a “military operation.”

Another Trump misspeak? Or poor choice of words? Or true?

The term is counter to what His administration has previously said.

Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, said “Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time,” Spicer said. “That is consistent with every country, not just ours. If you’re in this country in an illegal manner, that obviously there’s a provision that could ensure that you be removed.”

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TRUMP ASKS INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES FOR EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT HIS TRAVEL BAN  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Some intelligence officials see the charge as a politicization of intelligence and conclusion in search of evidence to support it after being blocked by the courts.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ concluded that the Trump administration “has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.”
Homeland Security’s in-house intelligence agency, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis offered a report that is at odds with the Trump administration’s view that blocking immigration from these seven countries strategically makes sense.
Some intelligence community officials resent the notion of the Trump White House seeking an intelligence report to fit the policy instead of the other way around, sources told CNN.
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FBI REFUSES TO REFUTE REQUEST ON RUSSIAN CONTACTS WITH WHITEHOUSE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

The White House requested that the FBI publicly refute that there were  communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. And, to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts. The FBI refused the request.

The direct communications between the White House and the FBI is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations.

Several Intelligent Agencies have said that Trump aides were in constant touch with senior Russian officials during the campaign.
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TRUMP GOALS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017
Steve Bannon lists important goals of the Trump Administration.
The goals do not appear to support the little guy who was conned into voting for Trump and an array of promises.
Bannon called Trump’s decision to pull the US from joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement “one of the most pivotal moments in American history”. Trade is the key to creating jobs.
Bannon said Trump’s immigration executive orders state that “the rule of law is going to exist” when it comes to the US’s “sovereignty.” Immigrant workers help keep the economy going by doing the jobs many whites refuse to do.
The thirdly thing Trump has begun is the “deconstruction of the administrative state by beginning to act to strip federal regulations on business.” Deregulation caused the Great Bush-Republican Recession and the loss of numerous jobs.
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TRUMP – SENILE OR NARCISSISTIC BLOWHARD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Some people say Trump has “always been Donald” richer and better than everyone else without providing any evidence of either.

He refuses to make his tax returns public to prove his wealth or show he paid his fair share of taxes.

He makes no statement to support any degree of intelligence above low average. A brain scan may show nothing.

For now we can just assume He is senile and does not know what He is doing.

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TRUTH & TRUMP  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Trump extraordinary claims at his Feb 16th Press Conference became an “alternate fact” free-for-all.

1. “We had a very smooth roll out of the travel ban, but we had a bad court.”

2. My administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine”.

3. He had the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.

4. The Russia mess “was a ruse” to cover up mistakes by Hillary Clinton.

These statements are untruths, more “dishonest” statements  by President Trump.

Trump sees everything as an affront to his greatness. So He twists and disregards the truth to make himself look better.

The press is our only hope to keep the truth alive.

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TRUMP SLUMPS IN POLLS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  2/2017

Today, a Quinnipiac University national poll finds Trump slumps in voter approval with only 38% approving and 55% disapproval rating down  from an early month negative 42 – 51 percent approval rating.

It could get worse.

My suggestion to the President on day 1 was to keep his mouth shut and close his twitter account. Additionally he needs to stay in Washington and work on weekends.

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TRUMP SPENDS LIKE ROYALTY ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Conservatives complained every time President Obama traveled. He spent $97 million over his eight years in office on travel.

Trump believes he is royalty and has spent over $10 million on trips to his private club in Florida during his first month in office. Need I repeat that?  Trump must go there every night.

And since his wife and son live in New York the security for Trump Tower is going to cost taxpayers $183 million this year.

Conservative media outlets have been completely silent about the Trump spending.

Presidential abuse of taxpayer funds should not be a partisan issue. Especial when Trump has not paid taxes for many years. Republicans need to reign-in the royalty spending of their king.

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TRANSGENDER BATHROOM RULE DROPPED  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Trump reversed the rule regarding transgender students using bathrooms of the gender that they identify themselves with.

The Obama administration guidance publicized in May 2016 said Title IX protects that right to choose.

Either way the interpretation is likely to be settled in the courts or in a new law settling the issue.

Trump offered no solution to where transgender students may go to the bathroom, but leaves it to the states to decide.

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A PLACE TO ESCAPE TRUMPISM  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Astronomers at NASA Headquarters in Washington announce discovery of 7 Earth-like planets orbiting a single star only 40 light-years away and outside our solar system.

These are potential spots for escape from the politics of the past year and near future.  If I leave now at the speed of light, I could be there in 40 years.

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THE WALL  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Under Trump building a Wall between us and Mexico will keep Mexican and Muslims out. The truth is the border was closed by Obama, probably to the extent it can be, in order to get a comprehensive immigration bill. The wall Trump proposes will be paid for not by Mexico but by our taxes and then paid for again by us on a tariff on Mexican goods.

The truth is a wall can be climbed and tunneled under.

The border has not been closed by Republicans because big farmers and big business need the Mexican workers to do the jobs that many U.S. workers do not want to do. Big ag and businesses need these workers.

A big farmer in Wisconsin says he needs Mexican workers to help run his farm as white people do not want to work long hours on a farm.

Can the wall be built? If it is it may slow down breaches of the wall for 10 minutes.

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TRUMP’S DONE NOTHING FOR ME  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Trump campaigner on 100 promises to help the little guy and has put billionaires and large contributors in nomination for high positions.

I think the forgotten voter and struggling working class was conned.

Deregulation of Wall Street rules caused the Bush-Republican Great Recession. It will not help the working middle class. Instead it may eliminate it.

Appointing former Goldman Sachs’ Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop. This guy led the the foreclosure of thousands of middle-class homes.

Under Trump financial advisers will not be required to act in their clients’ interests.

Under Trump, banks will be freed of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, free to charge outlandish fees and interest on their own terms.

Trade wars will not help farmers sell their goods to other countries. 20 million people who may lose their health insurance.

How will this help us?
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END PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

I have often said we could elect better Presidents with a jury-selection system.

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TOUGH IMMIGRANT ENFORCEMENT HURTS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Dictators like to make the Jews or the Mexicans, or the Muslims or the press the enemy of the people. It keeps the people from focusing the Dictator as the enemy.

President Trump’s administration is clamping down on Mexicans and Muslims with aggressive enforcement of immigration laws including potentially massive expansion of the number of people deported.

Perhaps forgotten are the Mexican immigrants who are needed to run our big farms and companies especially in jobs other white citizens prefer not to do for us.

For some, I fear, the desire for an all white America may underly the new emphasis on enforcement of laws that have been ignored due to the lack of a comprehensive immigration policy.

Much is unclear about the new directives and their need if customary practices will be left in place and all rules will not be enforced. The uncertainty will many confused and the certainty will leave others fearful.
A comprehensive immigration policy is needed from Congress to clarify all issues.
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TRUMP AND ANTI-SEMITISM  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  2017

First the President excludes reference to Jews in the Holocaust remembrance. Numerous threats to Jewish centers since January have even included a few bomb threats. Trump said  or did nothing.

Hillary Clinton tweeted everyone must speak out, starting (with) @POTUS,” and then President Donald Trump said Tuesday the recent spate of threats targeting the Jewish community in the US are “horrible” and “painful” as he faced a growing chorus of calls from Democrats and Jewish leaders urging him to speak out.

At two recent press conferences, Trump failed to address the issue even when pressed by the press. He focused on defending charges against himself.

A President should not need a reminder, or many reminders, to speak out against violence. We need a President that works and speaks to unite all Americans into a greater community and to make our country great again.

Trump finally said, “we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil.”

TRUMP VS TRUTH  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

I don’t remember if I saw this news on reality news or Saturday Night Live – It is hard to know the difference some days.

On President’s day the people are having a “Not My President’s Day”  against President Trump’s policies – whatever the policies are. The British have 1.8 million signatures against their leaders even visiting the Trump. People in Britain are marching in protest of our President.

Friday, Trump at a rally in Florida seems to refer to a terror attack in Sweden that never happened. At least the Swedish Foreign Ministry or their national police were unaware of any terror-related attack. Another Trump lie to scare us or another tweet gone wacky. Apparently Trump had seen a Fox News segment on random violence in Sweden allegedly committed by refugees but not by anything that actually happened on Friday.” Fake news” is “Trump’s news” again and again. On Saturday in Melbourne, Fla., Trump said “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden’… Sweden … who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers (of refugees), they are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening Brussels, you look at what’s happening all over the world.”

Bill O’Reilly in an interview with Trump called Russian President Putin a “killer” and our President responds, “You think our country’s so innocent.” Is this another defense by Trump of Putin, an admission of guilt for what He is doing, or an attack on the United States?

Cutting spending is Trump’s goal but He is increasing spending on a wall, for the military and cutting taxes for the rich. Sounds like a typical politician rather than the defender of the People needs.

Remember the Bush Great Recession of 2008? Trump orders a review of the fiduciary rule which now requires financial advisers to put their client’s interests ahead of their own. Let’s have another Republican Great Recession?

Trump won the Presidency as a Populist fighting for the little guy- then chose a right-wing Vice President and billionaire Cabinet. Another con and not so funny.

Trump blames Obama for adding 20,000,000 people to health care coverage, low unemployment, an improving economy and low gas prices. Has to be fake news.

Trump declares earth warming as fake news, a “hoax” created by the Chinese and proceeds to strip the White House website of any mention of climate change, and instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to freeze the grants it issues to help protect the environment. Trump promises to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The icebergs refroze immediately to their previous size, the wind calmed and the darkness became light. If you ignore the truth, facts, science, human health and logic, much can be done.

Criticism of Trump policies and inner circle finds Craig Deare – head of the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division – fired and escorted out of the Executive Office Building a month after his appointment. National Security apparently means to Trump no criticism of His policies or inner circle or no conversations with the Russians like General Flint had. Apparently, National Security people can’t maintain a wall between Trump and the truth. Seems Trump’s wall between U.S. and Mexico is our only hope for security if no one tunnels under it or climbs over it.

The truth is that the courts do have a right to review the works of Presidents and Congress and Agencies. Apparently everyone knew that except President Trump. Trump issued an Executive Order to bar immigrants and refugees from 7 Mid East countries. The Trump administration thought his orders were law. Said the 9th District Court of Appeals, “The government has taken the position that we must not reviewers decision at all. We disagree.”

The truth is that General Mike Flynn had merely responded to a Russian Ambassador inquiry on sanctions that he would respond after he was in office. Not much wrong with that, unless there is a lot more to the story. Asking for Flynn’s resignation seemed illogical based on what we know even if Flynn had responded to VP Pense that he had no discussion about sanctions. I might have replied “no” myself as it was not a “discussion” but a question. Something much bigger has to be behind the firing. The people have a right to know if their President is in with the Russians or even sympathetic towards the Russians.

Everyone is talking about the chaos in the White House. Trump’s  Immigration Order was disorder and judges halted it. Intelligent agents apparently leaked info on Mike Flynn doings with Russia and Trump fired him within a month of his appointment. More leaks on Trump’s campaign people in contact with the Russians during the campaign. Protestors are everywhere. Contradictions arise in almost every situation.  Trump fired his first campaign manager and his first transition team head and General Flynn and Craig Deare – head of the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division for speaking against Him. The truth is the fear of being fired by Trump is real. The disruption in government is real. Trump denies it all and says he has a precision machine operating.

Trump tweets that negative poll numbers are fake. Trumps numbers disapproval ratings as President are some of the worse.

Our President and our government simply need to be stable. The people need to know that our President is stable and our government is stable.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

AND THE WINNER IS…  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  2/2017

Rural America is often forgotten in Politics. Politicians want large crowds. Donald Trump played to the forgotten people. Let’s hope He will remember them in policy and deed.

Perhaps Donald Trump did not know the resentment of many voters in rural America, but it sounded like he knew what they wanted to hear.

Democrats need to speak with and to rural America.

Rural America does not believe they are getting their fair share of the public money and attention that the cities get.

How does that translate into votes for billionaire Trump? Trump played to the resentment voters feel toward politicians and government. It is huge!

All politicians need to listen to all the people wherever they live or lose their connection to voters.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

 

THE GOOD  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

The Good – President Donald Trump has five children, plus eight grandchildren.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

WORLD WONDERS ABOUT TRUMP ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

World leaders at the security conference in Munich wonder where President  Trump stands on key foreign policy questions.

The signals coming out of the administration are confusing to foreigners. Trump’s words have not been reassuring. He needs to clearly state his support of NATO.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

IT IS NOT ALL ABOUT TRUMP  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  –  2/2017

Just when we realize the great importance of all voters to watch the political and Presidential debates and read their newspapers before voting, we find ourselves wanting to turn off the news and all the negative words from President Trump’s tweets and news and from all the negative analysis of His words and deeds.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

THE ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Following a bizarre press conference where President Trump was like a “pitbul on crack” attacking his opposition and praising Himself, Trump defined his enemies as the “enemies of the people” in a tweet: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

Excuse me! “Enemies of the people”? The obvious fact is that the free press is almost more important than the Constitution when it comes to maintaining our Democracy.

Trump is his worse enemy. Trump’s mouth and tweets are his worse enemies. Yes, Presidents do not like the news about themselves from time to time, but they have not before attacked the media as “enemies of the people”. Those words are words of a dictator.

President Trump is coming unglued in the stress of his Office and the restraints of the press, judges and bureaucrats. He would like to be the Dictator He is in His business world. He would like to be the Putin, Stalin, Chairman Mao and Hitler of the United States and make His law the law of the land. In Trump’s world, the Supreme Court and Congress are not good.

Trump is not getting his way around the Office because of the “enemies of the people” – the news media, the judges, congress, bureaucrats, intelligent agencies, leakers and marching people. His next tweet may well be that these people should shut-up, be shunned, sent to hard labour camps or killed.

Those who voted for Trump or serve him must feel like they need to take a shower, repent, or throw themselves on a sword.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

WHAT NOW? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Trump needs to read the real news about Him and get long term phycological help.

We have  a President that has no business being the POTUS or President of the United States. The Constitution cannot help us.

Will the GOP even see the problem, much less find a solution. We know that almost half the people did not see the problem before the election.

The President’s handling of the Michael Flynn fiasco is just the beginning. If the Michael Flynn explanation that the Russian Ambassador asked about the sanctions and he replied we will talk after we’re in office – I even see no problem with his stating to the VP that they did not talk about sanctions. Thus, I see no reason to ask for his resignation. But, if there is more to the story, more to Flynn’s vulnerability to the Russians or Trump’s vulnerability to the Russian or His campaign people’s vulnerability to the Russians, then I can see Flynn had to go.

Trump’s and his people’s contacts with Russia are huge unanswered questions. Even worse, Trump’s loyalties are now in doubt. Perhaps it is no more than administration ineptness, but Republicans must find answers to the questions and to Trump’s unfitness and his authoritarian inclinations.

Jeb Bush said of Trump: “He’s a chaos candidate and he’d be a chaos president.” More than half the voters saw it coming. 11 million more people voted against Trump than for Him. The others were blinded by a desire to be more like Trump or for the changes Trump promised – they were conned.

The truth cannot be buried under false claims of greatness by a President, claims of fake news or by dumb alternative facts.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

NO THANKS TO NSA JOB OFFER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Retired Vice Admiral Bob Harward turns down Trump’s job offer as National Security Adviser.

A friend of Harward’s said he was reluctant to take the job because the White House seems so chaotic. Harward called the offer a “s*** sandwich,” the friend said.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

THE REALLY, REALLY BIG PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Fox News, yes Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith said:

“It’s crazy what we’re watching every day,” Smith said after Trump’s news conference. “It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we’re fools for asking the questions? No sir.”

“We have a right to know,” Smith added. “You call us fake news and put us down like children for asking questions on behalf of the American people.”

How Bad Was The News Conference? Did you see it? Read the CNN Transcript of the News Conference. Watch NY Times Video if you can.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

It is now past 9:30 AM and there is no news on Trump to report.

Very, Very Good!

Oops!

Then, President Trump held a new conference.

Not news – Trump blasted the fake news and offered his alternative facts -bringing into question his mental health by his opposition news. Why hold a news conference? It was crazy. Does the President really believe the things he says? He certainly is not in command of the facts. His behavior is weird. His demeanor unpresidential, narcissistic and anti-social. Just crazy.

The world is concerned about The Mind of Donald Trump, and they should be as we should be.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

FEAR OF THE PEOPLE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

When the President of Russia or his aids say that the powers of the President should not be questioned, they are not questioned.

White House adviser Stephen Miller said on “Face The Nation” that the orders of the President should not be questioned – “Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” Very, Very bad.

A judge, three appeals court judges, and the people have questioned Trump’s Executive Immigration Order as unconstitutional. How dare they!

How dare protesters take to the streets.

Where are we? Russia?

Trump strategist Stephen Bannon calls the media “the opposition party.” Trump shouts “fake news”. 10 states are contemplating laws aimed at squelching public protests.

Muzzling newspapers, the administration creating fake news, states making fines harsher and imprisoning people for political protest are the type of actions of President Putin and other dictators and should not be allowed in the United States.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

PENTAGON – GROUND TROOPS IN SYRIA  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Today, I was thinking Trump needed a war to re-focus the news on the war instead of his missteps.

Now, The Pentagon is considering ground troops in Syria to fight ISIS.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

LABOR NOMONIEE HITS REPUBLICAN WALL  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Senate Republicans leaders are urging Trump to withdraw Andrew Puzder as  his labor secretary nominee.

There are not enough votes for Puzder even among a Republican controlled Senate. Puzder needs 50 votes and has maybe 40-48.
Puzder, who owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr, faces opposition to his position on labor issues and the fact that he employed an undocumented housekeeper.
Just another Trump nominee that needed extreme vetting by Trump before being placed in nomination.
Breaking News – Today, Puzder withdrew his name form nomination.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

PRESIDENT SINKING IN IOWA  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump-  2/2017

42  percent of Iowans approve of the job President Trump is doing. Three weeks into his Presidency and  49% disapprove per the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.

Trump won Iowa by 9 percentage points in November. Of coarse most Republicans approve and most Democrats disapprove while only 39% of Independents approve. The independents elected Trump.

It scares people when the President tweets and question Trump’s credibility to hold the office. See my “First Impression” blog.

Since the Des MoinesRegister begun polling, no president in the early weeks of his first term has ever before seen more Iowans disapproving than approving.

51% of Iowans say the nation is on the wrong track with only 36% saying it’s headed in the right direction.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

WHAT ABOUT CONWAY?  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

There were few doubts about General Flynn’s credibility until he was vetted about his Russian connections and what the Russians may know to make Flynn vulnerable. More extreme vetting is needed.

There have been many concerns about White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s credibility and she was not extremely vetted by President Trump before giving her the job of selling the President’s agenda and blaming the press for any of his missteps.

Imitating her boss as a professional con artist was easy as she is a professional con artist too who uses the press to press her lies about a lying administration. Perhaps they all don’t mean to daily get caught in lies, but they do. They are politicians and politicians lie.

“Saturday Night Live” and night show comedians are grateful for all the confusion in the White House. The reality is funny if it were not so sad.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP AND RUSSIAN CONTACTS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Trump aides were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians. Those communications stood out to inteliggent investigators due to the frequency and the level of the Trump advisers involved.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

KELLYANNE CONWAY ETHICS PROBLEM ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

Sometimes experienced Politicians avoid the problems plaguing the Trump administration.

The Whitehouse is being advised to take disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway for endorsing Ivanka Trump’s products according to the Office of Government Ethics.

Conway gave the endorsement on Fox News Channel last week. The same could apply to President Trump’s endorsement of his daughter’s fashion line.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

JUST ONE LIE AFTER ANOTHER ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

So a lie from General Flynn is the really, really bad and all the other lies are just alternative facts. Seems to me that no one is telling the truth in the Trump administration.

But did Flynn lie or is that a lie?  A White House official apparently said that the Russian ambassador raised the sanctions to Flynn and that Flynn responded that the Trump team would review Russia sanctions after they took office which is not illegal or improper.

Three people affiliated with Trump’s presidential campaign are being investigated by the intelligence community for their contacts with the Russian government and over Russia’s hacking and email distribution of some Democrats before the election.

There are many unanswered questions about Trump’s and his administration’s ties to Russia.

It is big, really big that Trump’s National Security Advisor quit or was fired in three weeks of the administration and the issue is Russian influence.

In the end, it may be Trump who is forced to disclose his connections with Russia and his other business interests and entanglements, and tax returns.

More to come… I’m afraid.

See Trump By Trump By T. Rump et al at garybahr.com

 I QUIT! TRUMP: YOU’RE FIRED! ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

This morning the news was General Flynn resigned as National Security Adviser. This afternoon it was Trump fired him.  Which is it?

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing in this administration?

Totally bad.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

GOP SENATORS CALL FOR RUSSIAN REVIEW ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Republican senators are calling for an investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia. They want to talk to Trump’s  former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

They should look into it exhaustively.
The top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Mark Warner, told CNN the American public “deserves” to know more about Michael Flynn’s resignation and the events leading up to it.
Amen.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

IMPEACHMENT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump presents:

IMPEACHMENT ~ From the Capital Times, by John Nichols

Impeachment is not a legal mechanism. It is a political act. The founders intentionally employed the catch-all phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” to give guardians of the American experiment leeway for holding presidents, vice presidents, Cabinet members and other errant officials to account. An impeached official is not charged by a prosecutor and tried in the courts; nor is he or she jailed or fined if found guilty. An impeached official is charged by the House of Representatives, tried by the Senate, and removed from office if convicted.

This is a sufficient remedy, as the point of impeachment is to protect the republic, preserve the rule of law, maintain proper checks and balances, and respect the U.S. Constitution.

Congressman Mark Pocan, D-town of Vermont, recognizes these basic premises of the American experiment. And as he has begun talking about impeachment, Pocan has spoken, as every member of Congress should, with an eye toward “keeping open every option for getting this administration to function like any other administration in the past — Democrat or Republican.”

“Clearly,” Pocan told the House earlier this month, “one of those remedies is the power of impeachment.”

The Trump White House is rattled by any criticism, any expression of dissent. So it should come as no surprise that Trump aides are quick to attack the very mention of impeachment as “extreme rhetoric from a completely out-of-touch party.”

But there is nothing extreme about noting that impeachment — which is outlined in considerable detail in the U.S. Constitution, and which was well considered by the founders when they established the framework for the republic — was fashioned as a tool for holding presidents to account.

When Pocan went to the floor of the House Feb. 2, the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair raised the issue of impeachment calmly, thoughtfully and with respect for a separation of powers commitment that demands vigilance on the part of legislators from both parties.

Using a map of the Middle East to illustrate “another round of questions about President Trump’s potential conflicts of interest over his business holdings,” Pocan pointed to the countries that were targeted by Trump’s executive order restricting travel from predominantly Muslim countries.

“These seven countries do have at least one thing in common,” he noted. “According to Bloomberg News, the Trump Organization does not have business or pursued business deals in any of them.”

In contrast, he explained, Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization has had development projects and licensing deals — such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and possibly Egypt — were not included in the presidential executive order. “These countries were excluded from the executive order despite being home to many of the terrorists who carried out 9/11,” the congressman told the House.

“I’m not saying we should ban people from these countries,” Pocan was quick to add. “I firmly oppose any ban based on nationality or religion. But it is unacceptable that business interests have played potentially a role in such a destructive policy, a policy that also makes our country less safe in the long run.”

What Pocan was saying is this: “It’s time for the president to stop defending his divisive and unconstitutional executive order and start being transparent about his business interests. Every president in the modern era has released tax records to ensure the American people that their actions will not be impacted by financial holdings.”

Focusing on concerns about the president’s potential violations of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause, Pocan described instances where Trump has disregarded safeguards “designed to prevent corruption and foreign influence over policy decisions.”

“These are just tip-of-the-iceberg examples of direct conflicts in both domestic and foreign policy under this president,” said Pocan, who addressed Trump directly when he said: “Mr. President, it’s time for you to fix this. One, divest your business holdings immediately to remove any suggestion of conflicts in your decision-making. Two, show us your tax returns so financial interests are transparent to the American people. And three, get rid of your unconstitutional executive order, which will make us less safe and only serve to embolden our enemies.”

The congressman concluded by noting the duty of the legislative branch to check and balance wrongdoing by the executive branch.

Should the president fail to address potential conflicts and embrace necessary transparency, Pocan said, “we’ll have to take other actions, including legislative directives, resolutions of disapproval and even explore the power of impeachment.”

There are plenty of Americans who have been inspired by Trump’s excesses and abuses to explore the power of impeachment as a constitutionally defined tool for holding presidents to account.

Forty-six percent of registered voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling last week indicated that they favor Trump’s impeachment, while 9 percent refused to rule out the prospect. (“The public is already there …,” Pocan told “The Bill Press Show” last week. “Clearly, this is something the public wants us to keep available if necessary.”)

John Bonifaz, the constitutional lawyer who serves as president of the group Free Speech for People, argued that “there must be an impeachment investigation initiated in the United States Congress based on the violations of the emoluments clauses, the foreign emoluments clause and the domestic emoluments clause, both of which make clear that the president of the United States cannot engage in the kind of corruption that we’re seeing now of the Oval Office.” More than 850,000 Americans have signed petitions supporting this argument.

Pocan has put Trump on notice that the people are agitated, and that the founders empowered the Congress to respond to such agitation by holding errant presidents to account. It was not a congressman from Wisconsin who observed: “No point is of more importance than that the right of impeachment should be continued. Shall any man be above justice?” It was George Mason, speaking to the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

John Nichols is associate editor of The Capital Times. jnichols@madison.com and @NicholsUprising 

See Gary Bahr et al at garybahr.com

 

TOTALLY INCOMPETENT  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

“The Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Michael Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians, a person familiar with the matter told CNN.”

President Trump has been totally concentrated on national security with fake refugee problems, fake voter fraud and fake vetting concerns.

Now his National Security Advisor was not vetted.

General Flynn was not properly vetted. Trump was told about the Russian communications and did nothing for weeks. Flynn had claimed he did not discuss with the Russian ambassador the sanctions being imposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the election.
Your top National Security Advisor is caught lying about his communications with the Russians and Trump just ignores it?
Am I missing something here?
Dismissing the issues involved here – “Totally bad”. The only logical explanation must be that the Russians have something on President Trump. Or, is that illogical.
Trump’s said to the acting Attorney General – Sally Yates – who told of the Russian communications and Flynn’s vulnerability – “You’re Fired” (after she also had issued an order not to enforce Trump’s immigration order”. Apparently His National Security Advisor’s vulnerability to the Russians is a minor concern compared to one of Yates not enforcing an obviously unconstitutional Executive Order.
This is not a game show. This is not a reality TV show.
Today, Representative, Mark Pocan, of Wisconsin is the first to call for President Trump’s Impeachment.
Tonight, General Flynn quit his job as National Security Advisor.
Trump insist the leaks are the real scandal and that Flynn was merely a victim of “fake news” which makes you wonder of why the president fired a trusted aide when he was merely a victim false accusations and established news networks.
See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TRUMP SHRINKS PROBLEMS TO 1-PAGE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Trump’s National Security Council staff has been told to keep papers to a single page with lots of graphs and maps.

What? – our country’s big safety issues and world challenges are down to a single page briefing?

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

BREAKING NEWS! ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

President Trump did not tweet today apparently before 8:15 a.m.

Totally bad.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

TOTALLY NOT GOOD – VERY, VERY BAD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Daily drama and confusion prevail in the Trump administration.

Should we buy Trumps daughter’s fashion line or march against Nordstrom?

Is General Michael Flynn – Trump’s National Security Adviser – too friendly with Russia? Did he lie about conversations with Russia before Trump took office?

Will White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway influence Trump more now that she is promoting Ivanka Trump products. Conway was accused of violating ethics rules by putting in a plug to buy Trump’s daughter’s fashion line.

Who is funnier – Melissa McCarthy on SNL portraying Sean or the real Press Secretary Sean Spicer? Sean Spicer said Conway had been “counseled” which Trump did not like.

The Trump administration claims there is abundant evidence of “enormous evidence” of voter fraud.  And where is this evidence? Why even bring it up when you won?

“Saturday Night Live” is loving the Trump administration for weekly material for it’s political parody. But, Trump was upset that Spicer was being portrayed on SNL by a “woman”. What?

As a campaign, Trump created confusion. As President, Trump creates confusion. No surprise here.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

REPUBLICANS OWN HEALTH CARE REFORM ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  2/2017

Uncertainty always causes confusion.

The Republican Heath Care Plan to replace Obama Care does not exist although for years Republicans have touted their plan is better.

Trump signed an Executive Order to end the Affordable Health Care plan on day one of His reign.

Remember that some voters thought it OK He ended Obama Care as long as they kept the ACA. 18 million or more could use their care in 2018.

Now Republicans realize Trump’s executive order could mean confusion and a return to the unregulated insurance market.

If you were confused during the campaign, you may be confused during the new administration.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

 

CHANGE: REALITY BUMPS WALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

President Trump promised change and in His first few weeks as President, He has built a wall.

Much is His own doing and much is our Constitution and the reality that change comes slowly in an atmosphere of Washington D.C., the Republican Party, the Tea Party and the Democratic Party.

Change for Obama was frustrating. Change for Trump is frustrating. Immigration change – stalled. The Wall – stalled. The Affordable Care Act repeal – delayed.

Some success in pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and clearing the way for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The TPP trade agreement had not gone into effect.

Trump’s new reality is that he is not now getting his way in all things. Learning that is hard for this man. He cannot just open His mouth and get his way. He, alone, cannot fix it.

Conning His way through a campaign is much easier than demanding His way in the Office of the President.

Trump would make a better Dictator than President. His personality fits. But the country is not His business. The country makes the rules, and He promised to support the Constitution and carry out the Laws of The Country.

It would be easier if He was humble. He needs to work with Democrats and get bi-partisan support first.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

EXTREME VETTING OF NOMINEES  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

The truth is there never was a problem with the vetting of immigrants.

Trump created a problem on the campaign trail and said only he could fix it.

Really, it is easy to fix an imaginary non-problem. You do not need an executive order. You do not need all the hoopla. You do not need to play on the fears of the voters.

And, if a vetting procedure ever needs fixing, that can be done with a simple change in procedure adjustment.

It is up to the courts to control our President when his aides, his political party and Republican politicians seem to lack any ability to stand up to President Trump.

Now, the latest seems to be that Trump believes the courts have no control over him because each branch of government is equal. Does He really think there are no controls over Him? He will find out that two branches of government – the courts and Congress – have controls.

If he does not obey court orders, he can be impeached.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

RUNNING COUNTRY HARDER THAN RUNNING OFF AT THE MOUTH ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 2/2017

President Trump it is said is finding it tougher to run the country than His businesses of shafting contractors and workers. He seems frustrated with the challenges of the huge federal bureaucracy, judges, congress and the press – all of whom seem frustrated with Trump.

During the campaign Trump claimed to be the great businessman who could fix anything. The transition to President has been tough on a man use to just telling everyone on the TV show – “The Apprentice” that He is the greatest and that they are fired.

Trump asks simple questions. Trump providing his own simple answers.  Everything is reduced to a few simple lines. He wants to appear to “seem in control at all times” while directing questions and details to aides Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Trump is out of his element. The job is over his dead. Before, handling his businesses he could do what he wants. Now he is constrained by his aides, his Party, congress and judges.

It would not surprise me that Trump will be overwhelmed by a tough job requiring deep thinking and finesse, and he will ask Mike Pence to pardon him of all crimes and tax evasions, and return to conning his business workers only.

In fact, my advice to Him is to turn everything over to Mike Pence as soon as possible.

See Trump et al at garybahr.com

HEALTH CARE, NOT INSURANCE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump-  1/2017

Dear President Trump,

The people want health care, not an insurance scheme or health savings accounts.

We want health care like we taxpayers provide for you and legislators and government employees.

And, we want it now. Please.

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TRUMP IMMIGRATION STAY DENIED ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Federal Judge James Robart in Seattle last Friday blocked Trump’s Executive Immigration Order and travel ban. Trump appealed and a three judge appeals court unanimously agreed with Judge Robert.
It is a dramatic defeat for the Trump administration.
Trump has indicated that he would take the case all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
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TRUMP’S MENTAL HEALTH – Trump By Trump By T. Rump presents: 

Katherine Van Wormer: Analyzing the mindset of President Trump: Does Antisocial Personality Disorder fit?

  • KATHERINE VAN WORMER | University of Northern Iowa professor and Madison resident
Because so many of his executive actions and remarks on Twitter and in interviews seem rash, commentators, including psychiatrists and psychologists, are raising questions about the stability of President Donald J. Trump’s mind. Reportedly, there is a good fit with Trump’s personality characteristics and the DSM-5’s (Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Characteristics of this trait include a desire for unwarranted admiration, obsession with one’s own success and accomplishments, and a sense of entitlement. Certainly, these traits can be said to apply, even just based on Trump’s speeches alone.

But another, more serious diagnosis might also be worth a look. This is Antisocial Personality Disorder, a diagnosis assigned to individuals who habitually violate the rights of others without remorse. Psychopathy is an earlier term that was used for the same personality traits. Like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the antisocial disorder is a personality disorder, which denotes an enduring pattern of behavior or mindset that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture. Both the narcissistic and antisocial disorders are associated with males more than females. Although the latter disorder is prevalent among the male prison population, it is also found among people in the general population by persons who have avoided prosecution. They are prone, however, to get into trouble, for example, through violent relationships or as a result of shady business practices. Let us review the DSM criteria in light of our president’s actions and statements.

Disregard for others’ needs or feelings: Throughout the debates, candidate Trump lashed out with highly personal insults, such as “crooked Hillary”, “lying Ted,” and “Little Marco.” He famously mocked a reporter who had a physical disability and implied that a female reporter was bleeding somewhere. Reports of Trump’s groping of women’s bodies have been highly publicized.

Persistent lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others: A few examples of Trump’s persistent lying are his continuous accusations that President Obama was not born in America, his claim that he couldn’t release his tax records because they were under audit, his misrepresentation of the size of his crowd at the inauguration, and his statements on voter fraud that were without foundation. A new term “alternative facts” has been introduced to describe his claims. There have been reports from Trump’s earlier business life that he did indeed use an alias in phone calls and that many of his business practices were unethical.

Recurring problems with the law: Because of his vast wealth, so far President Trump has managed to pay off individuals and companies that have filed lawsuits. Numerous reports of sexual harassment surfaced during Trump’s presidential campaign.

Repeated violation of the rights of others: The sexual harassment complaints and the released tape of Trump’s bragging that he could get away with groping women’s bodies because of his celebrity status are relevant here.

Aggressive, often violent behavior: See above. In addition, Trump’s biography reveals that he was sent to a tough military academy due to a pattern of aggressive and bullying behavior as a boy. Today, Trump’s repeated remarks in favor of using torture as an interrogation procedure are reflective of his mindset. His expressed willingness to kill and even target family members of terrorists would be considered extreme even in military circles.

Disregard for the safety of self or others: Executive orders banning refugees from entering America, and his callous statements concerning their well-being and even risks to their lives if deported show a disregard for human life and safety.

Impulsive behavior: The rash acts emerging from the White House have been criticized by members of Congress and have led to confusion within government circles.

Consistently irresponsible: Some of Trump’s personal attacks on others — both political rivals and foreign leaders — are indicative of both impulsiveness and irresponsibility. Denial of the need to prevent global warming can be considered as an attitude that borders on the irresponsible as well.

Lack of remorse for behavior: No signs of remorse have been expressed. Nor is there any evidence of a sense of embarrassment when Trump’s lies have been exposed through media investigations.

Readers can form their own conclusions to what extent the diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder applies to President Trump. And one can only fear for the fate of America and for the world to the extent that even some of these personality characteristics apply.

Katherine Van Wormer, PhD, MSSW, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa and is the author of 15 books in the fields of women and criminal justice, addictions treatment, social welfare in a global perspective, and confronting oppression. She lives in Madison. This column first appeared on commondreams.org

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TRUMP CAMPAIGN 2020 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Donald Trump has announced his 2020 campaign. Perhaps 2 to 3 years early. Now your donations can be funneled to his businesses. 12.5 million dollars of his last campaign contributions were funneled to his businesses.

The new campaign sounds like his old campaign – “amazing job”,

“very, very sad”, “very, very bad”, “very, very beautiful”, “so devastated”, “so amazing”,  “what an honor”, “so very special”, “very good”, “very bad”, “so sad” and “total disaster”.

If these thoughts seem shallow, it is because they are shallow. You have heard the Trump speeches. There is no deep thinking. When he uses the teleprompter the words sound more thoughtful because someone more thoughtful wrote them for him.

Indeed, he is our President and you must now wonder how is this possible.

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NORDSTROM UNDER ATTACK ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  – 1/2017

Trump tweeted Nordstrom today from his personal Twitter account followed up by forwarding the same tweet from his @POTUS (President of the united States) account. Apparently Trump wisely withheld mentioning the nuclear option in this initial tweet.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”   How dare the Nordstrom Department store do harm to his daughter’s fashion line business.

Trump issued an Executive Order to aim all missiles at Nordstrom stores – not.

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TRUMP ON JUDGING JUDGES ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Neil Gorsuch, the current Supreme Court nominee, said President Trump’s tweets about a Seattle federal judge “demoralizing” and “disheartening”.

Trump referred to the Seattle judge who blocked the President’s travel ban as a “so-called judge” and that even a “bad high school student” should understand Trump’s order.

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JUDGE NOT MY ORDERS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump criticized the judges and attorneys who argue His ban on Muslim refugees and immigrants saying even a “bad high school student” could understand the language and find in His favor.

Trump said His executive order was “written beautifully”.

Trump is a big TV watcher – rerunning old “The Apprentice” shows no doubt. He would like to say to any judge who opposes Him “You’re fired”! Instead, Trump said the Courts “seem to be so political” and referred to arguments by attorneys and questions by the judges in Court as “a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful.”

Now get this as our President continues… “I was a good student. I comprehend very well, OK, better than I think almost anybody”.
Therein lies the crux of Trump’s problem – He really thinks He is better than anybody. Better than judges. Better than attorneys. Better than Muslims. He really believes He is the greatest. A more healthy opinion of Himself is needed.
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“NOT GOOD”, “TOTAL DISASTER” ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump does not even know how to talk to our Allies. Not good. A total disaster.

First, he had a “not good” phone talk with the Mexican President after having told everyone it would not be good for the Mexican President to visit him if the guy was not going to build the wall Trump wants and pay for it.

Then Trump launched a “not good” attack on Australia.

Mexico and Australia are our allies, stupid.  Russia is not an ally, stupid. I suppose for an inexperienced President it may be easy to mix up our friends and foes.

Chewing out the Australian President over a previous refugee agreement between us was “not good” – per Trump it was the “worst deal ever,” and the  “worst” phone call. The call ended abruptly.

It was left to John McCain to remind us that Australian soldiers have been fighting and dying with Americans for a century.

What’s the matter with Trump”? Clearly he is not good. He acts like a spoiled 13-year old brat – not good. It can all be explained as a Narcissistic Disorder and beyond that he seems to be stupid – a total disaster, not good. He makes Obama look like a Saint and George W. Bush look like a rocket scientist.

Ticking off our Allies is not making America Great again or Safe again – not good.

This week he put Iran “On Notice”. What the hell does that mean? Like Trump’s hands, he has the biggest bomb.

Apparently he put Arnold Schwarzenegger on notice as “a total disaster’ on Trump’s old “The Apprentice” reality show which Arnold is now the star. On real! “Not Good”. Arnold may be tougher than Iran.

“Total disaster” and “not good” are Trump’s phrases to describe most anything. They are now my phrase to describe Trump.

Pray for the better from Trump.

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WHAT WE MUST DO ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

There are principles that can unite us as a country like truth, tolerance, open government, honesty, religious liberty, standing with our allies, fighting our enemies and democracy.

It is right to work for these things.

We recognize that many Republicans are bought by the rich. And that many Democrats are bought by the rich.

But, what can you do to strengthen our common principals that have made our country great in the past?

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TRUMP: ALL NEGATIVE PRESS = FAKE NEWS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump assaults  his negative polling as “fake news” because his internal statistics are superior. By “internal” he means “in his mind”.

Of course! You are right Mr. President. Everybody else is wrong. You’re the man! You are the smartest person. You are loved by everybody. Now you can sleep better. Tweet, Tweet My Lovely.

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TRUMP: “THE VERY, VERY DISHONEST PRESS” ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump wants you to believe his opposition party – the press is “very, very dishonest” (“very, very”being two new words used to emphasis his opinion). Trump wants you to believe that only he is right, more right and righteous. Bull.

The Press is who honestly keeps all politicians honest or more honest.

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TRUMP WANTS YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO GO TO HIS BUSINESSES ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign funneled huge amounts of money into Trump’s own businesses – $12.8 million as of Dec. 31, 2016.

Now, he announces he is running for re-election so such payments can continue indefinitely. Usually Presidents announce about a year or two before the election.

Such payments are not illegal, but may be unethical or could be illegal if they exceed fair market value.

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TRUMP BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL LOSES UBER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick Drops Out Of Trump’s Business Advisory Council. The president’s immigration order is the reason.

Kalanick’s joining the group was not an endorsement of the President or his policies although it was taken that way.

Many Tech companies were founded by immigrants. Uber drivers and the public considered membership on the council as “an endorsement of bigotry, period”.

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TO LOOK SUCCESSFUL TRUMP USES OBAMA VIDEO  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

“Really Big News!” “So Big!”

A recent U.S. raid in Yemen was to demonstrate our military’s success under President Trump authorization. But they used an old video from a the former President’s success.

The release of the new video clips comes as news has emerged regarding how the raid was finally authorized during the days of Trump’s presidency.

Administration News Controllers deny having anything to do with the fake news.

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POLL SHOWS DISFAVOR OF TRUMP  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

In two weeks President Trump seems to be failing with a majority – 53% – disapproval on how the President is handling his job. It is the highest disapproval for a newly elected president since polls began tracking those results. Most disapprove “strongly”.

Most Americans oppose the Trump travel ban. A majority, 53%, say they oppose the refugee ban order. 60% oppose Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

So who voted for Trump? I think 5 million Russians snuck into our country from the North, South, East and the West disguised as Mexicans and Muslims with fake voting machines and voted for Trump as having a better suntan than Putin. How rational that sounds. It has to be the true.

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THE GREAT REPUBLICAN RECESSION  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017 

This will surely help the workers who elected President Trump – Smile.

Trump ordered review of the financial industry regulations known as Dodd-Frank; and halted implementation of a rule that requires financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.

You may have to read that again.

Without the control of Dodd-Frank we had the biggest meltdown of the U.S. economy since the Great Depression and Republicans only allowed Government to bail out the banks, insurance companies and the wealthy.

Workers not included.

Of course to Trump, Dodd-Frank legislation is a “disaster” (one of two words often used by Trump) is his thinking process. The other word is “huge”.

Putting the “risk” back into banking and allowing “brokers” to sell all their junk financial instruments to the people were not the best ideas under the last Bush administration.

Deregulation led to massive losses for many.

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FAKE NEWS = 3.5 MILLION ILLEGAL VOTERS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

At first it was 3 million illegal voters and only Trump knew who they were. If anyone questions our leader, he will only find more alternative facts to support his all-knowing position, so now it is 5 million.

One has to wonder how Trump knew these 5 million voters voted for Hillary? Maybe they voted for him. Were these dead people, Mexicans, Muslims?

Who were these people? We need not question who they were. They are not real even if some people believe it.

We need to question who is Trump? He is now your news provider – everyone else must shut-up.

What is wrong with Trump? He is a classic narcissistic personality – a  mental health disorder. It explains everything.

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GORE & SUCH ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat that Republicans held vacant under President Obama.

Now it will be the Democrats turn to object; but Republicans hold a majority in the Senate so his appointment is likely.

But, not before a fight, blood letting, gore and such.

Oh for the days of George Washington…before political parties…when all could party together and work together for a united country.

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TRUMP NEEDS TO FOLLOW OBAMA’S LEAD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

  • Longest period of continuous growth in U.S. history.
  • The stock market nearly tripled.
  • The unemployment rate was cut in half.
  • We became energy-independent.
  • More Mexicans left our country each year than entered it.
  • Illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes deported.
  • Immigrants vetted for 2 years before they could enter U.S.

These are facts.

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TRUMP SCARES MANY ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

I remember the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 when the U.S. was under competent leadership – thank God. The current administration creates bedlam every day which means confusion for us and the world.

On the job training is needed quickly in the White House.

Our leaders of both parties need some backbone to facedown Trump at least on Twitter if they can’t govern together.

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TRUMP TO WALL OFF RIO GRANDE ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump’s wall would have to be on our side of the Rio Grande River essentially giving Mexico the the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area, the Save Big Bend National Park, the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and other wild scenic lands along the Rio Grande River.

Guess Trump never thought as deep as the river.

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TRUMP – AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

An Executive Order to disassemble the Affordable Health Care without a replacement plan does seem illogical . “The No plan” is not better. “The No Plan” is the old plan where the wealthy insurance companies deny American health care at affordable prices.

If I recall the insurance company plans went up at will, the Pharmaceutical companies charged outrageous prices and many could not afford the care.

Americans would like the same health plan enjoyed by the President and Senators and Representatives we employ. Health Care should be the goal, not Insurance.

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TRUMP – MAN OF THE YEAR ~Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

10 years ago Robin Williams starred in a movie about a comedian ranting about the powers to be and deciding to run for President. To his surprise, he wins. Did Robin Williams foresee the future?

We were all disgusted with both political parties that do nothing. We all want change. But the change we wanted was to end the control of our nation by the wealthy and an end to party bickering. Now more than ever, the wealthy and one party control the nation. Good luck WIth that. What is good for Americans may rarely seem an issue.

President Trump no doubt watched this movie. So let the comedy proceed, day by day, every day and not just on Saturday Night Live. It is Reality TV national news. A reality TV star is our new President. It does not seem real. The real stuff is really funnier than the fake news and alternative facts. But, the real stuff can do harm as well as good. Laughter will help us survive the fact that nothing changes when the wealthy and political parties are in control.

It would be better to tax the wealthy 90% on earnings over $1 million to force them to put company profits into factories, workers and product than in their pockets. We did this under Roosevelt and Eisenhower.

It would be better to eliminate the political parties and vote on the candidate and thus end one party always taking the opposite side of the other party and force all politicians to concentrate on what is good for the people.

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TRUMP IS THE PROBLEM, WE ARE THE SOLUTION  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump is not a deep thinker. His mouth and his narcissistic personality trump reason and common sense.

He wants us to look at his actions, not what is said. The problem is his actions are not thought out before he puts them in words, orders or deeds.

I have said before that he needs to listen to his intelligent advisors, agency heads, his VP and his aids. And, he needs to close his Twitter account. What President uses a Twitter account? These accounts are for teenagers and those who think that every thing they think is important.

President Trump’s end goal is often less controversial than his phrasings and his executive orders. He needs to keep his mouth shut and read his statements on a teleprompter. Let the Secretary of State make the phone calls to other nations. Let Department Secretaries formulate policies for immigration and implement the policy.

How can we help? I just gave him the best advice I can. We the people and agency heads, Department Secretaries, aides, the VP, party leaders from both parties and the Supreme Court need to guide him.

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TRUMP DECLARES WAR ON SCIENCE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

With enough opposition to science we could be setback to the days when climbing trees for bananas was most important.

Clean air and water should be important to all Americans and Presidents whether Democrat or Republican or Independent.

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TRUMP ADVANCE TWO PIPELINES  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

If pipelines help make us less dependent on Mid-East oil, I have no objection. If pipelines only helps us sell our oil to other countries, than they would be less important to me.

Something good always comes out of something bad. This could be good.

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TRUMP – SUPREME CHOICE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

With all the fanfare of a coming reality TV show, President Trump picks, Neil Gorsuch to replace President Obama’s nominee who never got a hearing by a Republican controlled Senate.

Democrats may feel obliged to repay this nominee with a fight, but Republicans have a majority in the Senate and Gorsuch likely will be selected.

Gorsuch is a conservative candidate, but seems qualified.

Politics is everything to both parties. Obama’s choice to fill the vacant Supreme Court vacancy should have been appointed. Republican Senators left the seat vacant for several months.

We are divided nation. Our politicians love it.

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TRUMP – SUPREME CHOICE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

With all the fanfare of a coming reality TV show, President Trump picks, Neil Gorsuch to replace President Obama’s nominee who never got a hearing by a Republican controlled Senate.

Democrats may feel obliged to repay this nominee with a fight, but Republicans have a majority in the Senate and Gorsuch likely will be selected.

Gorsuch is a conservative candidate, but seems qualified.

Politics is everything to both parties. Obama’s choice to fill the vacant Supreme Court vacancy should have been appointed. Republican Senators left the seat vacant for several months.

We are divided nation. Our politicians love it.

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TRUMP REPRESSES PRESS  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump is very hostile to reporters and blames newspapers and news commentators for his problems with his executive orders that go overboard when all the press does is point out what is wrong with his orders.

News people in America have kept Presidents from doing a lot of harm for hundreds of years and are essential to our democracy. Trump wants to repress the press. His top aide called it the opposition party.

Dictators everywhere repress the press.

Since 1980, we have accepted 3 million refugees. Since 1980, we have had vigorous screening. Not onerefugee has killed anyone in a terrorist attack. All this was true before Trump’s refugee ban in January 2016.

Why the ban? Trump during his campaign claimed there was a problem and only he could fix it.

But Trump screwed things up badly with a quick-no-thought-ban on people with legitimate visas and green cards. His inadequate ban never mentioned what to do with visa holders and Green Card holders and only created mass confusion. Agencies that enforce immigration were not given adequate notice. This was from a man who claims to be the smartest.

Citizens in the U.S. are 48 times more likely to be hit by an asteroid than killed by a refugee.

Since Trump’s immigration order, the ACLU – who protects the rights of people in the U.S. – have been busy.

The ban appears to be religious based against Muslims and could alienate Muslim-Americans allies who are crucial to protecting and thwarting homegrown terrorist attacks.

The problem, once again, Trump offers shallow thinking – my assessment of Trump right after his announcement to run for the Presidency. I had hoped for more from him than he seems to be able to deliver.

A new order was promised during the Trump campaign and disorder seems to be the rule or more of the old “shock and awe” theme of the Iraq war.

Most President’s rely on long-held beliefs. Most Presidents lean on a think tank if they lack deep thinking. If you plan to disrupt the establishment, you must prepare for the disruption among established Democrats, established Republicans and the established Bureaucrats.

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ON TRUMP LIES by Spencer Black: ~ Presented by Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

I don’t think I’ve ever watched a reality TV show. In fact, my wife jokes that our television set must be broken because it only seems to receive sports programming. Nevertheless, I know that Donald Trump gained much of his notoriety hosting “The Apprentice.”

There’s another popular reality show called “America’s Biggest Loser” in which overweight contestants compete to see who can shed the most excess poundage.

Donald Trump now seems to be starring in a variant of that show. Call it “America’s Biggest Liar.”

Trump lies with breathtaking frequency. We’re not talking about the occasional fudge or dodge or different interpretation of data. This is straight-out statements of demonstrably proven falsehood. It happens so often and so blatantly that it seems to be a conscious strategy of the Trump administration to overwhelm the public with so many lies that they will become accustomed to dishonesty from the nation’s top official.
It calls to mind the approach of the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels who infamously said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it the people will eventually come to believe it.”

Trump’s top spokesperson, the ubiquitous Kellyanne Conway, said as much when she stated the lies of an administration spokesman about the sparse crowds at the inauguration were “alternative facts.” To his credit, displaying a backbone not enough journalists have shown recently, Chuck Todd replied: “Look, alternative facts are not facts, they’re falsehoods.”

Consider just the obvious and easily disproven lies that Trump said in his first three days in office. He went to the CIA and said the press invented the feud between him and the intelligence community, when he had in fact repeatedly attacked them. Then he claimed the inauguration crowds were the biggest ever, even though pictures clearly showed that they were quite small compared to previous inaugurations. In fact, one of the first acts of his administration was to censor the National Park Service’s Twitter feed (the Park Service is responsible for the Capitol Mall where the inaugural crowd gathered) because they showed aerial pictures of the poor attendance at Trump’s inauguration.

That was just the beginning. On his first working day in the White House, a headline in the nation’s leading newspaper read “Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers.” In that instance Trump claimed, with no facts or substantiation, that his 3 million vote loss in the popular vote was because between 3 million and 5 million unauthorized immigrants voted for Clinton. The New York Times noted: “Voting officials across the country have said there is virtually no evidence of people voting illegally.”

The same day, Trump met with business leaders and vowed to get rid of many regulations that protect our air and water. Defending himself against potential charges that he was unconcerned about our environment, he lied again, saying: “I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment. I have received awards on the environment.” The Washington Post fact-checked this statement and reported that it was untrue: “We could not readily find references to Trump’s environmental awards in news coverage over the past 10 years. … In fact, environmentalists have criticized many of Trump’s projects.”

A Canadian newspaper, the Toronto Star, compiled a list of 494 falsehoods Trump said during his campaign. (Why didn’t an American newspaper do that?) What we are seeing is a pattern of lies constituting a cynical strategy of constant deception aimed at devaluing the importance of truth in public discourse.

An American president’s biggest asset should be credibility. Donald Trump has none. He’s America’s Biggest Liar.

Spencer Black represented the 77th Assembly District for 26 years and was chair of the Natural Resources Committee. He currently serves as the vice president of the national Sierra Club and is an adjunct professor of urban and regional planning at UW-Madison.

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TRUMP PLAYS APPRENTICE FIRING  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired by Trump today for refusing to defend Trump’s immigration ban on Muslims.

Yates apparently told Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

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TRUMP BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL LOSES UBER   ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick Drops Out Of Trump’s Business Advisory Council. The president’s immigration order is the reason.

Kalanick’s joining the group was not an endorsement of the President or his policies although it was taken that way.

Many Tech companies were founded by immigrants. Uber drivers and the public considered membership on the council as “an endorsement of bigotry, period”.

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ACLU BENEFITS FROM TRUMP IMMIGRATIONS BAN  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

The American Civil Liberties Union raised 24 Million dollars this past weekend over President Trump’s executive order banning 308 million people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. It typically raises about $4 million online in a year.

The non-profit organization aim is to protect individuals’ rights and liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.

The extreme vetting order is in dollars and creating lawsuits

The ACLU 1 million members has doubled since the election.

The executive order didn’t consider the “legal or policy implications, or the practical implications of people traveling to the country.”

Trump is being followed and people are questioning his every drastic step.

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“AMERICA FIRST” – AND THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

The Bible states that “The first shall be last” and the “America First” approach by President Trumps orders may just make America last in the world.

Countries will respond to our President’ s superiority approach with resentment and reciprocal actions leaving vacuums in respect for our previous world leadership.

Russia and China and Germany and Japan will be willing to fill the void creates by the chaos and uncertainty being created throughout the world.

You will remember that the world thought us were a little crazy to elect and re-elect President George W. Bush. However, President Bush did not antagonise most everyone and is beginning to look much better as a President.

There are some good things in President Trump’s orders that a moderate approach could accomplish. There is nothing wrong with improving the vetting of immigrants if needed.

Whatever we do will create a response by other people and nations.

Someone needs to vet the orders of Trump before they are drafted, before the chaos, before the unwanted response, before the constitutional reversals.

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TRUMP IMMIGRATION ORDER ILLEGAL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

President Trump’s order to ban 134 million people (mostly Muslims) from the United States and to deny all refugees created chaos with law enforcement agencies and world and U.S. airports.

Threats from countries affected by the ban to take reciprocal action against Americans seems likely.

Fact is all the jihadist terrorism acts in our country since 9/11 have been acts of legal U.S. residents and citizens.

The order has created fear among green card holders, families of Muslims,  Mexican-Americans and others.

Protests of the Order occurred at several U.S. airports.

A federal judge has stopped part of Trump’s Order by granting a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to stay deportations of valid visa holders after they have landed at a U.S. airport.

So far it seems that if you are White and American, you can stay in the United States.

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MEXICO: WE WANT TO BE NUMBER 1 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Mexicans are planning to boycott United States company products in response to President Trumps threat of a 20% tax on Mexican products to finance Trump’s border Wall.

Tearing up trade agreements, border adjustment taxes, tariffs and other threats will result in the same kind of response from other countries.

We live in a world. Everyone wants to make and sell products. Everyone wants to buy products. Either we choose free trade or trade wars.

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WHAT ABOUT THE WALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

If you live in Texas along the Rio Grande with no Border Patrol agents or checkpoints in sight, you could soon be staring at a Wall and not the river and mountains and deserts.

You may notice a well-worn path coming out of the river where Mexicans come to cross and even work for large fruit, vegetable and dairy farms. Many are needed workers for these industries.

A previous fence during George W. Bush’s Presidency left big holes for owners to access their land. There are scenic views, canyons, desert and mountains.

Many feel a wall is not a deterrent – it just slows down the migrants and immigrants. You would need people watching the wall day and night to stop some of them.

Border Agents have discovered more than 29 tunnels in the past decade -some tunnels are 70 feet below the earth’s surface. A wall will not stop the tunnels, the wire cutters, the planes, the boats or the ladders or ropes from getting under, through, over or around the barrier.

Of the 1900-mile border, 700 miles are fenced or walled. Patched holes in the fences are a common sight. 1250 miles of the border are in Texas with only 100 miles of fence or walls.

To some, the wall is not necessary, will cost a ton of money and look dumb. Some believe the remote canyons and rivers already act as an “effective barrier” with Mexico. Modern sensors and manpower may do a better job.

How about making Mexico the 51st state? We would get oil, 122 million new citizens, a small manageable southern border and some new beaches.

This is the truth. These are not “alternative facts”.

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TRUMP: TAKE HIM OR LEAVE HIM ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Trump is releasing brief statements for the news now and controlling any news at government agencies. Seems that ratting on Him has gotten Him too much criticism. Poor boy! He does not like any criticism or questions or argument.

What was it he said last week -“Are we Nazi Germany?”

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TRUMP AGAIN: MEXICO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

During the campaign, Trump said that Mexico will pay for a Wall between us and Mexico.

As President, Trump says Americans will pay for the wall with taxes. Then, after the wall is built, Americans will pay a 20% tax on things they buy from Mexico. Am I reading this wrong? American taxpayers are going to pay for the wall twice? How is this a bargain?

At least the President should pay for the wall on a credit card and get 1-6% back on the dollars spent on the card.

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TRUMP TALKING TO A WALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump will talk to Russia’s President Putin on Saturday. Trump does not know it yet, but talking to Putin is like talking to a wall. Putin will get what he wants – he has the political experience.

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TRUMP ORDERS AGENCY MEDIA BLACKOUT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump ordered a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency barring agency staff from awarding any new blog updates or posts to social media, press releases, contracts or grants and from speaking of this matter. Other agencies have received similar orders.

See Blog: See ‘Trump Supplies The News To Us”

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CLASSIC NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump  – 1/2017

From Wikipedia:

The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others’ feelings.[4][5] People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of situations.[5]

The cause of narcissistic personality disorder is unknown.[6] It is a personality disorderclassified within cluster B by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.[5]Diagnosis is by a healthcare professional interviewing the person in question.[4] The condition needs to be differentiated from mania and substance use disorder.[5]

Treatments have not been well studied. Therapy is often difficult as people with the disorder frequently do not consider themselves to have a problem.[4] The personality was first described in 1925 by Robert Waelder while the current name for the condition came into use in 1968.[7] About one percent of people are believed to be affected at some point in their life.[6] It appears to occur more often in males than females and affects young people more than older people.

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TRUMP IGNORED BY WORLD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump will be shouting his demands and issuing orders to agencies, to Congress, to other countries and other leaders and will be ignored in time. May begin by the first of the month if not already.

He would be a better President if he would keep his mouth shut and close his Twitter account.

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TRUMP JUST NEEDS LOVE, DON’T WE ALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

It is obvious that Donald Trump needed love as a child more than a boy’s school.  It is obvious that President Trump needs love now. He demands love.

He has to have the largest crowd ever, more than a black President, more than a woman’s march. That would prove to him that he is most loved even thought he has the lowest approval rate of any President in scores of years – at 40%.

You cannot get love by order or decree or by shouting you are the greatest. You must earn the love of others. You must do great things. You must be great.

I wish the President the greatest success as President for all the people. A poor alternative fast start is not the same as good slow start. Shallow orders are not the same as good laws. Alternative facts are not the same as truth.

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MEXICO: NO TO FINANCING TRUMP’S WALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017 

President Trump tweeted this morning that “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

So, President Peña Nieto cancels the meeting.

Now, Trump will have to talk to the wall.

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KEYSTONE PIPE LINE IN THE PIPELINE  ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

President Trump reversed President Obama’s order to end the Keystone pipeline project.

Who does it help? Reports indicate that Pres. Donald Trump owns interests in the  pipeline and related entities – raising another issue of conflict-of-interest for the new President.

The pipeline should be built if it helps keep us self-sufficient in oil and prices low. It should not go through sacred Indian land or under lakes where contamination of our water could occur.

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DOW HITS 20,000 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a 20,000 milestone – part of the long bull market since the depths of the financial crisis – or what I always called the The Great Bush Recession.

Who is helped – the rich who own and control the stock market. Who will be bailed out in the next great recession – the rich who own and control the stock market.

Those who thought Trump would save us from control by the wealthy only need to look at the people he is placing in control of the government – the billionaires.

The wealthy have faith that Trump will deregulate business and stocks will go up. But, remember it was the de-regulation of banks and insurance companies that got us into the Great Bush Recession in 2008.

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TRUMPTY TRUMPTY SAT ON A WALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/20/2017

An order to advance building of a Wall between Mexico and the United States was issued by President Trump to keep a campaign promise. Usually keeping a Campaign promise is not usual for politicians.

The wall creates many problems like expense, crossing water, and businesses in our country needing laborers to harvest crops and milk cows and more.

Many Mexicans come our country by vehicles, planes or tunnel under the current wall or fence or by rope or ladder over the barrier.

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TRUMP”S PROOF OF VOTER FRAUD: ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

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TRUMP ON VOTER FRAUD ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

President Trump issued an order to investigate voter fraud including those registered in two states as he claims 3-5 million illegal immigrants committed voter fraud. The only evidence presented so far by reporters is that Trump’s chief strategist – Steve Bannon, his daughter Tiffany, his son-in-law advisor – Jared Kushner and his appointment as head of Treasury  have registered to vote in two states.

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TRUMP CLAIMS 3.5 MILION VOTER FRAUDS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump met with the top eight House and Senate leaders from both parties today. CNN reports “Trump brought up two past grievances — mentioning his inauguration crowd size and reiterating an unsubstantiated claim that 3 to 5 million illegal votes cost him the popular vote, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.”

Does Trump realize he won the election. If he lost half or less of the 3-5 million voters he claims were fraudulent he would not be President.

President Trump needs to know it is not all about HIM! The country needs to know HE is working only for all of US and not that HE is not in this just for himself or for his image. He needs a doctor to work longterm with HIM on HIS self-image. One can feel good about themselves without constantly demanding we all know that he is the greatest.

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TRUMP CAN’T COUNT ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump claims 1.5 million people attended his Inaugural day ceremony. The truth is that number would have to include protest crowns in other areas, half of Obama’s 2009 crowd and the next day’s Women’s March crowd.

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TRUMP SUPPLIES THE NEWS TO US ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Trump is suppling the news to us. You should not have to fact check everything the President says. He vilifies legitimate news sources. He welcomed Putin  to help get Hillary’s lost emails. He denied intelligent reports that Russia had interfered with our Presidential election. He claims he had 1.5 million people at his Inaugural event and uses Obama crowd pictures and the women’s march photos to claim huge crowds at his Inaugural event – and his adviser Kellyanne Conway called these things “Alternative Facts”. I wish Trump success in his Presidency, but will have to dismiss what he has to say.

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DAY 4 ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Trump is still issuing fake news that his Inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama’s crowd despite hard photo evidence to the contrary. Next will be the question of who has the biggest hands or feet.

Get over it Trump! Just say rain scared people away or admit you are not the most popular President with a 40% approval rating to start your Presidency. You cannot fool all the people all the time.

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HOW BIG WAS TRUMP’S CROWD? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Two pictures were put side by side to compare crowds on 1/20/09 with 1/20/17 – or the Obama crowd when he took office with the Trump crowd 8 years later. It is as plain as black and white that Obama had twice the crowd that Trump had on his big day.

Trump denies it! Claiming he had 1 1/2 million people attend his big day.

What is wrong with this picture? What is wrong is Trump cannot stand to be out done by Obama or anyone. It is comical that a debate over the pictures begun, and it is sad that either Trump does not know truth in photos, or in any news that does not make him the best over anyone and everyone.

He sees his person as superior to all. It is Trump First. The hell with the truth.

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BUILD A WALL AND HAVE MEXICO PAY, HOW ABOUT HEALTH CARE? ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

You promised to build a wall between U.S.A and Mexico (You must know that many immigrants from Mexico come to the U.S. via tunnels and airplanes and just stay) and you promised to have Mexico pay for for the wall. Can you get Mexico to pay for our Universal Health Care too?

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TRUMP’S HEALTH CARE FOR ALL ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump – 1/2017

Your promise to cover all Americans with health insurance paid for by our government is Great for America.

The answer would be Medicare for all, including Congressmen, government workers, veterans, prisoners, farmers, workers, families and the President. That is the plan for all – paid for with general funds.

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TRUMP’S BOUT WITH LEWIS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia last weekend called Trump’s election as President  “illegitimate”. We have been there before with Republicans calling Obama illegitimate.

Of course Trump took the bait so the ugly exchanges continues as Trump tweets his  response that Lewis should focus on the crime infested inner-cities…

We are not entitled to our favorite Presidential Party every four or eight years. Independents like too switch parties at least every eight years.

Both Lewis and Trump did not help close the divide.

Fact is we would all be better off without political parties.

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TRUMP FAVORABILITY RATING SLUMPS ~Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Donald Trump is a few days from Becoming our 45th President.

Numerous protesters will be in Washington to greet the new President.

Due to all the turmoil of his actions during the couple months preceding this date, Trump’s favorable rating is 40%. Obama’s at the time of his Oath of Office was 84%.

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TRUMP’S COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL SECURITY QUITS ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump –  1/2017

Monica Crowley is accused of plagiarism in her book is now declining her job offered by Trump as the new Communications Director  for the National Security Council.

Before being confirmed, Crowley, declines the new job.

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TRUMP DENIES COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA ~ Trump By Trump By T. Rump- 1/2017

Trump denies any collusion with Him and His campaign with Russia.

Remember this.

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