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Trump Denies He Considered Ending Obama’s Intel Briefings

Apparently, former presidents get intelligence briefings. Why? Because that’s what you do!

Anyway, according to the New Yorker, Trump considered revoking Obama’s:

As Trump stepped up his public and private attacks on Obama, some of the new President’s advisers thought that he should take the extraordinary step of denying Obama himself access to intelligence briefings that were made available to all of his living predecessors. Trump was told about the importance of keeping former Presidents, who frequently met with foreign leaders, informed. In the end, Trump decided not to exclude Obama, at the urging of McMaster.

Trump Tuesday denied it: “Never discussed or thought of!”

I do fault Trump for this. WHY DIDN’T HE CONSIDER IT? These president’s don’t need intel briefings. We don’t need people wasting time preparing them. And then, I assume, flying out to deliver them, since ex-presidents don’t come to you, you go to them.

People will argue the presidents need them to “give advice” to current presidents. I don’t think Trump is calling up the Bushes for advice. Not to mention Clinton or Obama. Anyway, if he needs their input, then give them the relevant intel. They’re private citizens now, don’t make the system continue to support them more than it has to.

Let’s face it, the reason ex-presidents want intel briefing is because it’s awesome!

Video || Trump to Americans: “You Are the Ones” vs. Obama’s “We Are the Ones”

This is a highly produced video by the White House of President Trump’s appearance Thursday at a newly reopened steel plant in Granite City, Illinois.

BTW, what a great name for a place. Can you be a wimp and live in Granite City, Illinois? Wouldn’t make sense.

Anyway, I show you this not to glorify Trump, but because it shows him repeating the phrase “You are the ones,” as in, “You are the ones that are making American great again.” Which seems to me to be a conscious effort to contrast with Barack Obama’s famously self-glorifying, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Referential.

Self-referential.

Obama Attacks Trump From South Africa

Of course, it doesn’t seem that he mentioned President Trump directly, but everyone knew whom he was talking about.

A former president, Barack Obama, assailed the current president in front of an appreciative crowd overseas.

“You have to believe in facts,” he said, to knowing laughter from the crowd. “People just make stuff up.”

Obviously, he’s referring to Trump. Not himself, the one who told us we could keep our doctors and make secret deals with Iran.

But I doubt it matters much to Obama where he is. He’s a citizen of the world, after all.

Stop All This Nobel Peace Prize Talk; It Only Leads to War!

From a piece I have running in the Washington Examiner. I hope you have a chance to take a look!

Another effort is afoot to get inside a president’s head with a Nobel Peace Prize. It worked out very poorly the last time, when the leftist Norwegians who dole out the award gave it to Barack Obama before he had done a single thing. And the continuing chatter about President Trump winning the prize can only lead to something very, very bad, like a dangerously flawed deal with North Korea. As Trump heads off to Singapore to negotiate with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, it’s time to silence such talk.

Preemptively awarding to Obama the Nobel Prize was not some quirky indulgence. It was a brilliant effort by Norwegian peaceniks to put themselves in charge of U.S. foreign policy. The Nobel Peace Prize committee in Oslo put the medal around Obama’s neck. And then they used it to tie his hands.

Netflix Becomes Obamaflix

Netflix is entering into a multi-year deal with the Obamas to create all kinds of content, effectively making the company a propaganda organ for the Obamas left-wing political agenda.

Netflix described the deal on Twitter, suggesting the alliance will be wide-ranging and deep. From the tweet:

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.

Barack Obama released a statement portraying this as just a nice way to promote “inspiring” voices.

One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience. That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.

Of course, those “inspiring” voices will range from left to far-left – for liberals, these are these are the only “inspiring” voices possible – and promote the Obamas’ ideology.

Netflix is not just biased, like much of the media. It is now actively promoting a point of view.

The Obama’s are not just some private citizens with a dream. They are a powerful former president and first lady seeking to mold America into a leftist paradise, which of course translates into hell on earth. And now they have a major media outlet at their disposal.

We’re already seeing some of this.

Expect more of it. Netflix is not a neutral media platform anymore.

Obamas Sign Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

According to CNN:

The Obamas said Monday that they want to harness “the power of storytelling” to promote common values.

“We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” Barack Obama said in a statement.

“Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership,” Michelle Obama added.

The Obamas now need to hire a team of producers. They have set up a company called Higher Ground Productions “as the entity under which they will produce content for Netflix,” Netflix said.

I had already canceled my subscription, but I’m going to do it again just to make sure.

Hillary Clinton on Iran Deal Withdrawal: “Our Credibility is Shot”

Actually, no.

Hillary Clinton complained Wednesday that nobody’s going to trust the United States anymore now that President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

First of all, please, shut up. You were picked to be secretary of state without having an ounce of foreign policy or negotiating experience, and it showed, much to our detriment.

And go away. Your credibility is shot when you set up a secret email server, dropped classified information on it, and deleted 3,000 emails.

Secondly, the credibility of the United States was shot when Barack Obama decided to violate the Constitution and negotiate a treaty without getting the approval of the United States Senate. In fact, not only did Obama not have the two-thirds majority needed to approve the agreement under the Constitution, there were about 58 senators who were against it.

So what was negotiated was not an agreement between the United States and Iran. It was an agreement between Barack Obama and Iran. And Barack Obama is no longer president.

Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital HELPS Mideast Peace

That’s right. All the conventional, in-the-box thinking you’re hearing about how President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – which, de facto, it already is – and move the embassy there actually increases to prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Even supporters of the move who… Continue Reading

Trump Rebuts Corker “World War III” Charge

President Trump Tuesday rebutted a contention by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that Trump’s “reckless” behavior was putting the United States on a path toward World War III. Trump took questions today from reporters during a visit to the Oval Office by Henry Kissinger: Question: Mr. President, is Senator Corker right that you’re… Continue Reading

Obama Interior Secretaries Spent $1M on Non-Commercial Travel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under fire for spending some $73,000 over the first eight months of the Trump administration on non-commercial travel. That actually puts him below the pace of such spending by Barack Obama’s Interior Secretaries, who spent about $1 million over seven years. So why didn’t we hear about it then? Because… Continue Reading

Obama, Clinton Silent on Weinstein

UPDATE: The criticism finally got to her. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein.” Here is the original story posted this morning: Oh my goodness. The two great moral leaders of our time. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the greatest champions of women we’ve known since Ted Kennedy.… Continue Reading