As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Video || What in God’s Name is Hillary Wearing?

Here is some video of Hillary Clinton at something called the OZY Fest, which I imagine is where a group of elitists get together and congratulate each other on their profundity and discuss what an idiot President Trump is and how they must somehow deprogram the deplorables.

Your best views of this are at the beginning when she walks in and at around 41:50 as she gets off the stage. You surely don’t need to listen to anything in between, you’ve heard it many times.

Mrs. Clinton is apparently broke again, because she’s living in a tent.

Okay, okay, before I get accused of objectifying women, Donald Trump needs to button his jacket and shorten his tie. He looks a little like a slob sometimes. Okay?

But it hardly compares to this. Imagine if she were striding around in her bedroom quilt as president? That would not make America great again.

She might have been going for the Cousin It look, though. Not sure.

Poll: Trump Approval at Highest Point of His Presidency

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds President Trump’s popularity continuing to climb, even amid the fallout from his recent press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helskinki:

According to the Wall Street Journal:

President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics.

Mr. Trump’s job approval rating rose to 45% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the highest mark of his presidency and up 1 percentage point from June. The survey was taken over a four-day period that started July 15, a day before Mr. Trump’s news conference with Mr. Putin in which he questioned the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Underpinning Mr. Trump’s job approval was support from 88% of Republican voters. Of the four previous White House occupants, only George W. Bush, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a higher approval rating within his own party at the same point in his presidency.

Trump average approval rating in all polls now stands at 43.4 percent, according to RealClearPolitics. Obama’s average approval rating at the same point in his presidency was just 46.2 percent, though his disapproval rating of 47.2 percent was well below Trump’s which is at 52.6 percent.

Trump: FISA Warrant on Carter Page was Deceptive

President Trump Monday issued a series of tweets codemning the Obama administration’s misleading of the FISA court to get it to allow surveilance of Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. For the most part, what he tweets us accurate.

In an excellent piece this morning, Byron York demonstrates how the just-released, heavily redacted FISA warrant itself support the claims in the “Nunes Memo” produced by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., which stated that the FISA applicaiton was made without noting that it was based on “evidence” PAID FOR BY THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN.

“Readers will search the FISA application in vain for any specific mention of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign funding of the dossier,” York writes.

Trump writes:

Trump to Iran: Never, Ever Threaten the United States Again

Iran threatened the United States. President Trump told them not to do that.

“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani had told a meeting of Iranian diplomats.

While it certainly feels great to respond so forcefully, I’d like to know if Trump is ready for a war with Iran. I’m certainly not. Unless Iran is on the verge of making nuclear weapons, there’s no reason to start a war at the very moment protests within Iran are gaining strength.

The difference here is that Iran makes idle threats we can ignore. The United States should never make idle threats, because doing so undermines the legitimacy of what we say and destroys our ability to influence world events.

I assume Iran will shut up, because they don’t know what Trump will do. Because if we don’t know what Trump will do, then they don’t.

But Trump should not be threatening war in any case. Now that he has ended the Iran nuclear deal, let the sanctions have their effect, step up propganda toward average Iranians, and see if the Ayatollahs are overthrown.

CNBC Analyst: Trump Will – and Should – Take Control of the Fed

President Trump Friday doubled down on his assertion that the Federal Reserve needs to stop raising interest rates.

Most analysts are in an uproar. But Richard Bove, Equity research analyst at Hilton Capital Management, write on CNBC’s website that this is only the beginning.

From his piece:

President Donald Trump has multiple reasons as to why he should take control of the Federal Reserve. He will do so both because he can and because his broader policies argue that he should do so. The president is anti-overregulating American industry. The Fed is a leader in pushing stringent regulation on the nation. By raising interest rates and stopping the growth in the money supply it stands in the way of further growth in the American economy.

First, He Can:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve is required to have seven members. It has three. Two of the current governors were put into their position by President Trump. Two more have been nominated by the president and are awaiting confirmation by the Senate. After these two are put on the Fed’s board, the president will then nominate two more to follow them. In essence, it is possible that six of the seven Board members will be put in place by Trump.

The Federal Reserve is no doubt a very valuable institution. But there are seven Articles and 27 Amendments to the Constitution. Not one of them mentions anything about an unelected body called the Federal Reserve.

Here’s some video of Milton Friedman discussing how the Fed caused the Depression.

Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Talking About Payment to Karen McDougal

President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing a payment to Karen McDougal, presumably to buy her silence about the alleged affair to two had. McDougal and Trump, not Cohen and Trump, of course. However, it’s not completely clear to me what this means. While awfully tawdry, Trump current White House attorney Rudy… Continue Reading

Democrats Stalling Kavanaugh Confirmation

Apparently trying to delay the confirmation until after the election, when they hope to seize control of the Senate, Democrats are refusing to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and are demanding to review around a million documents related to his past work. That would, I imagine, set us up for a vote sometime in… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Friday, July 20, 2018

11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing 3:30 pm || Departs the White House 5:00 pm || Arrives Bedminster, New Jersey All times Eastern ******* Get my definitive biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always the Rebel,” based on wide-ranging research and ten hours of exclusive interviews with Bannon himself. Find out who Bannon is and what his… Continue Reading

Trump to Host Putin at the White House this Fall

The news came via a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was informed while appearing live on TV. Barack Obama somehow never bothered to invite Putin to Washington or meet with any Russian leader since having temporary Russian presidential figurehead Dmitri Medvedev, who was warming the office… Continue Reading