Categories for A- Trump As President
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “.@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 06:14pm
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “.@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! https://t.co/XAblFGh1ob”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 05:01pm
TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It was my great honor to celebrate the opening of two extraordinary museums-the Mississippi State History Museum & the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. We pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past & dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice & peace. https://t.co/5AkgVpV8aa”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 01:19pm
TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Heading to the great state of Mississippi at the invitation of their popular and respected Governor, @PhilBryantMS. Look forward to seeing the new Civil Rights Museum!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 10:45am
DEMS/POLITICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A big contingent of very enthusiastic Roy Moore fans at the rally last night. We can’t have a Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Democrat, Jones, in that important Alabama Senate seat. Need your vote to Make America Great Again! Jones will always vote against what we must do for our Country.”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 07:52am
TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “GREAT EVENING last night in Pensacola, Florida. Arena was packed to the rafters, the crowd was loud, loving and really smart. They definitely get what’s going on. Thank you Pensacola!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 07:41am
PROTESTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We believe that every American should stand for the National Anthem, and we proudly pledge allegiance to one NATION UNDER GOD! https://t.co/r2ITtWwfVs”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 01:06am
DONALDISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “This is your land, this is your home, and it’s your voice that matters the most. So speak up, be heard, and fight, fight, fight for the change you’ve been waiting for your entire life! MERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU Pensacola, Florida! https://t.co/geWGzpzRp6”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 11:46pm
TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just arrived at the Pensacola Bay Center. Join me LIVE on @FoxNews in 10 minutes! #MAGA https://t.co/RQFqOkcpNV”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 08:04pm
TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On my way to Pensacola, Florida. See everyone soon! #MAGA https://t.co/ijwxVSYQ52”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 06:25pm
JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: ” ‘The unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low of 4.1%. The unemployment rate in manufacturing dropped to 2.6%, the lowest ever recorded. The unemployment rate among Hispanics dropped to 4.7%, the lowest ever recorded…’ @SecretaryAcosta @USDOL https://t.co/vou28s0yHN”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 02:02pm
BANKING/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [12-8-17] said his administration will continue pursuing sanctions against Wells Fargo, notably dismissing news reports indicating otherwise as inaccurate reporting instead of ‘fake news.’
Reuters reported Thursday that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who is doubling as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is reviewing whether the bank should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse…
The CFPB began investigating Wells Fargo earlier this year, current and former officials told Reuters. The ‘bad acts’ the president alluded to, according to Vanity Fair, includes employees opening millions of fake bank and credit card accounts in customers’ names without permission and charging hundreds of thousands of people for auto insurance that they didn’t need as well as charging veterans hidden fees to refinance their mortgages.”
-Nolan D. McCaskill, “Trump disputes reports that penalties against Wells Fargo will be dropped,” Politico, Dec. 8, 2017 10:50am
GOP/POLITICAL FIGURES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump offered another full-throated pitch on Friday [12-8-17] for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, imploring Alabama voters to keep the seat under GOP control and away from a ‘Pelosi/Schumer puppet,’ Democrat Doug Jones…
Moore, a controversial former chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been accused by multiple woman of sexual misconduct, including one who alleged she was molested by Moore when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the charges…
Despite calls from Washington, Moore has refused to drop his Senate bid and has characterized the allegations against him as a conspiracy of the media and the Republican establishment. And gradually, Republicans have begun to come back into the fold. Trump officially endorsed Moore earlier this week, bringing with him the support of the RNC. And McConnell, weeks after saying he believed Moore’s accusers, has more recently said the fate of his campaign should be left up to Alabamian voters.”
-Louis Nelson, “Trump offers second Moore endorsement days before Alabama election,” Politico, Dec. 8, 2017 10:41am
BANKING/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts against their customers and others will not be dropped, as has incorrectly been reported, but will be pursued and, if anything, substantially increased. I will cut Regs but make penalties severe when caught cheating!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 10:18am
POLITICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “LAST thing the Make America Great Again Agenda needs is a Liberal Democrat in Senate where we have so little margin for victory already. The Pelosi/Schumer Puppet Jones would vote against us 100% of the time. He’s bad on Crime, Life, Border, Vets, Guns & Military. VOTE ROY MOORE!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 10:06am
POLITICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Big crowd expected today in Pensacola, Florida, for a Make America Great Again speech. We have done so much in so short a period of time…and yet are planning to do so much more! See you there!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 08:11am
FOREIGN POLICY/ISRAEL/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a ‘day of rage’ on Friday [12-8-17] against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more demonstrators took to the streets on Friday, the Muslim holy day, expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and outrage at Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. policy.
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man near the Gaza border, the first confirmed death in two days of unrest.
The Israeli army said hundreds of Palestinians were rolling burning tires and throwing rocks at soldiers across the border…
More than 80 Palestinians were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza by Israeli live fire and rubber bullets, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service. Dozens more suffered from tear gas inhalation. Thirty-one were wounded on Thursday.”
-Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi, “Scores injured, one dead as Palestinians hold ‘Day of Rage’ over Jerusalem,” Reuters, Dec. 8, 2017 01:24am
CAMPAIGN/ISRAEL/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I fulfilled my campaign promise – others didn’t! https://t.co/bYdaOHmPVJ”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 8, 2017 12:41am
DEMS/HOLIDAY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The latkes were fried and the kosher lamb chops were prepared on Thursday, just as in past years, for the first White House Hanukkah party of the Trump era. But there was one prominent break with tradition: President Trump did not invite Democratic lawmakers.
Mr. Trump, who prizes loyalty and seldom forgets a slight, left Democratic members of Congress off his Hanukkah list this year, according to congressional aides tracking the invites. He also did not invite Reform Jewish leaders who have been critical of him or progressive Jewish activists who have differed with him publicly on policy issues.
The move injected a partisan tinge into a normally bipartisan celebration at the White House, where on Thursday Mr. Trump spoke to a crowd standing amid Christmas trees…
Mr. Trump’s young grandchildren, who are Jewish, lit a menorah to mark the occasion.”
-Julie Hirschfeld and Katie Rodgers, “Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party,” The New York Times online, Dec. 7, 2017
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Days after Donald J. Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, James O’Keefe, the conservative disrupter famous for trying to use secret recordings to embarrass liberals and journalists, visited Trump Tower and gave Mr. Trump a preview of his latest hidden camera video intended to undermine Hillary Clinton.
The footage, widely dismissed after it was released some weeks later, showed officials from Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign appearing to accept a payment for campaign swag from a Canadian woman at a Clinton campaign rally — in violation, Mr. O’Keefe contended, of election laws barring campaign contributions from foreigners.
Mr. Trump had been promoting Mr. O’Keefe’s work for years and a few weeks earlier had donated $10,000 from his foundation to Mr. O’Keefe’s group. At the meeting in his office, Mr. Trump praised the new video and pledged more money. As the campaign progressed, he pointed to other videos as evidence of his false accusations that Mrs. Clinton paid people to cause violence at Trump campaign rallies, and since his inauguration he and his team have continued to highlight Mr. O’Keefe’s work as evidence of the president’s repeated claims that the news media is peddling ‘fake news.’ “
-Kenneth P. Vogel, “James O’Keefe, Practitioner of the Sting, Has an Ally in Trump,” The New York Times online, Dec. 7, 2017
CHRIS WRAY/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Christopher A. Wray, the director of the F.B.I., defended his work force on Thursday [12-7-17] in a politically charged hearing on Capitol Hill, rebutting President Trump’s accusation that the bureau was in ‘tatters’ and fending off attacks from Republicans on personnel…
Mr. Wray was pressed by Republicans on the political leanings of F.B.I. agents and Justice Department prosecutors. Lawmakers tried to cast doubt on the impartiality of the Justice Department’s special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, noting that prosecutors on his team donated to Democrats.
They also repeatedly brought up Peter Strzok, an F.B.I. agent who was removed from Mr. Mueller’s staff because of potentially anti-Trump text messages he traded with another person on the team. Mr. Strzok was also a key member of the F.B.I. team that investigated whether Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information. According to F.B.I. documents, he interviewed Mrs. Clinton.
Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, said there were questions about Mr. Strzok’s integrity if in fact he was anti-Trump. Mr. Ratcliffe said that Mr. Strzok had been demoted, an assertion that Mr. Wray disputed. He said Mr. Strzok had been reassigned…
Mr. Wray said he was working to ensure that politics stayed out of the F.B.I.’s investigations.”
-Adam Goldman, “F.B.I. Director Denies Political Bias Is Tainting Investigations,” The New York Times online, Dec. 7, 2017
HOLIDAY/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump erred in their efforts to mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Thursday, misquoting one of the president’s predecessors and misstating the date of the attack on social media.
‘National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – *A day that will live in infamy!* December 7, 1941,’ President Trump posted on Twitter Thursday.
But Trump’s quote slightly misstated one of the most famous phrases from World War II.
On Dec. 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in an address to a joint session of Congress, called the attack a day earlier by Japanese bombers on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, ‘a date which will live in infamy.’ Congress declared war on Japan later that day.
The error was repeated by Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino Jr., who posted the same misquote with an accompanying image of Trump and the first lady visiting the USS Arizona Memorial in November.
The Scavino post was later taken down.
A tweet from the first lady also misdated the Japanese attack, saying it occurred in November, not December. She later reposted the same message with the correct date.”
-Cristiano Lima, “White House misremembers historical details on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,” Politico, Dec. 7, 2017 05:11pm
BUDGET/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Republicans passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday [12-7-17] to ward off a government shutdown Friday. But GOP leaders on both sides of the Capitol face a turbulent next few weeks as they try to clinch a broader budget deal with Democrats by the end of the year.
The measure passed the House 235-193, after GOP leaders overcame conservative objections that threatened to tank the measure. The Senate is expected to follow suit quickly on the bill, which keeps the federal government open through Dec. 22.
But the biggest hurdles have yet to come. Republicans know they need Democrats to pass any broader spending agreement to fund the government through 2018, and Democrats are flexing their muscles and making significant policy demands for their votes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated in a press conference Thursday that she wants deportation relief for Dreamers as part of the negotiations…
President Donald Trump met with the ‘Big Four’ congressional leaders — Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — at the White House on Thursday afternoon in a bid to jump-start negotiations over a two-year budget deal.”
-John Bresnahan, Sarah Ferris, and Rachel Bade, “House passes bill to fend off government shutdown,” Politico, Dec. 7, 2017 05:04pm
MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Across the battlefields, oceans, and harrowing skies of Europe and the Pacific throughout the war, one great battle cry could be heard by America’s friends and foes alike: ‘REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR.’ https://t.co/dfev02TwIr”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 7, 2017 04:10pm
MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, as we Remember Pearl Harbor, it was an incredible honor to be joined with surviving Veterans of the attack on 12/7/1941. They are HEROES, and they are living witnesses to American History. All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their service and their sacrifice. https://t.co/x5LDl25o30”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 7, 2017 03:52pm