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Trump Schedule || Wednesday, January 21, 2019

3:20 am || Has breakfast with American chief executive officers and business leaders; Davos, Switzerland 4:50 am || Meets with the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Davos, Switzerland 5:30 am || Meets with the president of Iraq; Davos, Switzerland 6:25am || Departs Davos, Switzerland 5:10 pm || Arrives White House  All times U.S. Eastern, which is six hours behind Davos time Continue Reading

Putin Said in 2013 He Had “Given Up” on Obama

Looks like maybe he didn’t like being lectured either. According to the Washington Examiner: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2013 that he was finished with President Barack Obama and would wait until the United States elected a president he could do business with. “I’ve given up on your president,” Putin said to then-Exxon chief… Continue Reading

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says there Was No Quid Pro Quo

Not the answer Christian Amanpour was looking for. President Trump supposedly prevents Vice President Pence from going to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration because Zelensky didn’t announce an investigation into Biden. But his foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, said the Ukrainians themselves are to blame for having to arrange the inauguration so quickly. Maybe the Democrats want… Continue Reading

Book: Trump Called His Generals “Dopes,” “Babies,” and “Losers”

A relentlessly anti-Trump book is out by two supposedly independent and unbiased Washington Post journalists, one a White House reporter, and it includes a depiction of a meeting in which President Trump assailed his advisors. These included James Mattis, Kirstjen Nielsen, and H.R. McMaster, people who all were part of the status quo that Trump… Continue Reading

Romney Losing Support in Utah for Challenging Trump Impeachment Trial Rules

Let’s see how far he can go messing with President Trump before he gets a primary challenge next time around. From the Washington Examiner: Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows.… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Friday, January 17, 2019

11:00 am || Participates in the visit of the 2019 College Football National Champions: Louisiana State University Tigers; East Room 2:30 pm || With the first lady, departs the White House 5:25 pm || Arives Mar-a-Lago; Palm Beach, Florida 6:30 pm || Holds a pair of fundraisers; Palm Beach, Florida  All times Eastern Continue Reading

Video || Trump Signs “Phase One” Trade Deal With China

He is the first president to stand up to modern China’s egregious trade practices, which has included all kinds of cheating, including currency manipulation, use of slave labor, and stealing intellectual property. This deal begins to address some of that. It also keeps many sanctions on the Chinese until more gets done. Meanwhile, China will… Continue Reading