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Trump Just Keeps on Winning for Ordinary Americans

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – This damn Trump economy just will not cooperate with all the Democrats and their media toadies who keep rooting for a recession.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report released on Friday showed the Trump economy adding another 130,000 new jobs even as the economy approaches full employment. FED Chairman Jerome Powell called the report another sign of a growing and healthy economy, indicating that he sees no sign of any recession on the horizon. Democrats everywhere recoiled in horror.

 

Other highlights of this jobs report include:

– Record low African American unemployment;

– Record low Hispanic unemployment;

– A record high number of Americans participating in the labor market;

– A continuing unemployment rate of 3.7%

That, folks, is WINNING, bigly, and it never gets old.

Here’s some news you won’t see on CNN. – Hey, remember back in May when Democrats and their fake media toadies ridiculed President Donald Trump for giving up on the stonewalling congress’s refusal to do anything to secure our southern border? Remember how he decided to pressure the government of Mexico to cooperate in that effort instead, and how the Pelosi’s and Schumer’s of the world laughed and said it would never work? Yeah, I remember all of that, too.

Well, barely three months later, we now know it has worked in a big way. The Mexican government has made great strides in slowing the  invasion of our southern border by Central American migrants who have been recruited and organized by leftist human traffickers from the U.S.

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador says his government’s crackdown has resulted in a 56% reduction in this highly-0rganized human trafficking invasion across the border in the three months since President Trump gave him the choice of taking action or suffering crippling tariffs on Mexican goods coming across the Rio Grande. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show that “the number of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in August was 63,989, down from 144,266 in May.”

Obrador, a life-long leftist who campaigned on promises of making the border even more wide open than it already was, has suddenly become a hard-liner in the face of Trump’s tariff threa…er, incentives. Funny how that works, huh? Check out this passage from the AP story:

His administration has taken a tough line against hundreds of African migrants waiting in the southern city of Tapachula for transit visas that Mexico no longer hands out.

“We will not budge,” he said after the Africans protested, “because the recent events in Tapachula aim to make Mexico yield and oblige us to give out certificates so migrants can get into the United States. We cannot do that. It isn’t our job.”

He said migrant caravans once tolerated by Mexico were the work of human traffickers, and effectively ended them.

“All of these people who traffic with migrants’ needs for jobs, safety and welfare, they are committing a crime and they will be punished,” López Obrador said last week. “We are already doing this in Mexico, without violating human rights. We are ensuring there isn’t anarchy, disorder.”

Then there’s this:

Mexico has raided freight trains that migrants ride north, and pulled thousands off buses and out of the freight compartments of trucks. The government has warned bus and taxi drivers they could lose their permits if they transport migrants.

Activists say that has forced migrants to hike through unpopulated areas to avoid checkpoints, exposing them to greater risk from thieves, muggers and rapists who lie in wait.

Now, all the liberal open borders snowflakes out there are going to wail about how mean and nasty that all is. The claims by the “activists” are most likely false, talking points designed to engender exactly that sympathy by their U.S. useful idiots.

But this is exactly what needs to happen to disincentivize these Central American people from signing up for the human trafficking caravans. It is no accident that these caravans started early last Fall, after Obrador had been elected on his promises of easy access through Mexico up to a wide-open border. The Human traffickers – 357 of whom have now been arrested and charged with human smuggling by the Mexican government – took that message down to Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica and tens of thousands fell for the siren song and signed up.

But today, the message making its way down to Central America is going to be that the wide open door is closing, and those who sign up for the caravans are likely to find themselves halted in the middle of Mexico and subject that nation’s governmental authority, and the coyotes who brought them that far are as likely as not to end up in jail.

So once again, for about the 10,000th time, we see a policy decision taken by President Trump being ridiculed by all the “smart people” on the left and in the leftist fake news media ending up producing exactly the results the President intended. Once again, we see the President winning for ordinary Americans while our betters in the D.C./New York/California media-political complex recoil in horror.

Tired of all this winning yet? Yeah, neither am I.

That is all.

 

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The Week in Review: WINNING. Sooooo Much Winning.

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – Late Friday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the absurd lower court ruling by an Obama-appointed judge denying the President his clear constitutional authority to redirect unused funds from the military budget towards the building of the wall along our southern border. Let us never forget that the building of that wall was fully authorized by the U.S. Congress during both the Bush and Obama administrations, and those bi-partisan bills were signed into law by those two ex-presidents.

For now, $2.5 billion in funding is freed-up to begin construction on at least 100 miles of new border wall, although the ACLU, in its never-ending efforts to obstruct everything the Trump Administration does, vowed to move to accelerate a separate case it has pending before the ever-reliable 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thus, the shameful, un-American Lawfare effort set up by the Obama Administration in its waning days will continue in this case.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – It has been a week of extraordinary WINNING for President Donald Trump and his administration. Soooooo much winning that it’s seriously hard to know where to begin. Let’s look at a few of the more notable items, starting with the most obvious:

The Mueller Witch Hunt is now officially over and dead. – Try as the Democrats and fake news media might to pretend otherwise, Robert Mueller’s moribund, doddering appearance before two kangaroo court congressional committees this week ended any thought that his despicable investigation would provide some sort of roadmap to impeachment, as the DC Swamp had hoped it might. Oh, the Democrats will continue to pound on their lost arguments over “obstruction” and “collusion”, but those arguments have always been false and Mueller’s two-year effort failed to provide them any foundation in reality.

Because our news media is such a Dumpster Fire of Fake, it takes the public awhile to catch on, but a clear majority now are sick and tired of the entire charade and the needle continues to move in the direction of truth. So this ugly chapter in our nation’s history – brought to us by the Democrat Party and its media toadies – is effectively over.

New record highs in the stock markets. – Despite the best efforts of the swamp snakes at the Fed to hold the economy down, this week saw a renewed surge in corporate earnings across the breadth and depth of the U.S. economy. That surge led to the setting of yet more record highs in all of the major stock indexes, benefiting the various types of retirement funds held by tens of millions of ordinary Americans.

Economic growth beat expectations. – Although it came in at an Obama-like 2.1%, U.S. GDP growth for the second quarter beat “expert” expectations by a significant margin, and the economy appears to be resurging after a slow April and May.

Cop abuse videos from New York City go viral. – As Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio runs around the country pursuing a vanity campaign for president, a series of videos emerged this week showing gangs of thugs in his city pelting police officers with water balloons, buckets of water and other objects, humiliating them as they cower and retreat in compliance with the Mayor’s orders. This idiotic, disgusting policy will inevitably lead to more and more aggression until police officers begin to be seriously injured or even killed. It is a repugnant display of cowardice and horrific leadership brought to America purely by Democrats.

The Squad is now fully in control of the House Democrat Caucus. – As her final action before fleeing the nation’s capital for her 6-week “August recess” (I’m old enough to remember when August only contained a little over 4 weeks) Pelosi felt compelled to hold a special meeting with the leader of The Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That meeting produced this cringe-inducing image, as Pelosi’s pasted-on smile looks to be on the verge of melting off her plasticized face:

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Seriously, which one of these women appears to be actually happy, and which appears to be ready to claw the other one’s eyes out?  This is not a trick question. Having AOC and the other three raging anti-Semite Squad members fully in control of the House Democrat caucus is political nirvana for Donald Trump. These four spoiled, attention-seeking children’s antics will provide the President with a never-ending flow of fodder to toss back at the Democrats throughout his re-election campaign.

Bottom line: After the November, 2020 elections have come and gone, the President has been easily re-elected, and the GOP controls large majorities in both houses of congress, we will look back on this fourth week in July, 2019 as the week the tide fully turned.

The week was that good.

That is all.

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That Day AOC Came to Texas to Create Chaos, and Succeeded

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez went to Clint, Texas yesterday to create chaos.:  She wasn’t there to “tour” a detention facility for illegal aliens who violate U.S. law by entering the country and make false claims of “asylum,” she was there to create chaos, create a story that would get her media attention and create outrage among her social justice warrior support base. And that’s what she did.

To fully grasp what AOC did and why, you have to go back to the fact that she is a performance artist, not a policy maker. She is an actress under the control of a radical leftist group called the Justice Democrats, led by a Saul Alinsky disciple named Cenk Uygur. Uygur and his pack of depraved anti-American radicals supply AOC with her daily scripts, and yesterday’s script needed to take place in Clint. Thus, it did.

Of course, the compliant DNC fake news media gave her exactly what she wanted – wall to wall coverage on CNN and MSNBC, outrage from all the SJWs posting at Twitter, Facebook and other leftwing mouthpiece social media sites, headlines like the one at this link all over the Internet, and dominance of the landing page at the Drudge Report. What more could a fake congresswoman ask for?

While she is the loud red mouth that gets most of the fake news media attention, the reality is that AOC is just a small spoke in a big wheel. That wheel is rolling inexorably towards the Democrat goal of destroying the most basic foundation of any free nation, which is a controllable border. The wheel’s journey begins in Central America, where Soros-funded radicals have been recruiting and paying paying people to either make the long, dangerous journey up through Mexico themselves or, even worse, to send their children along with an adult human trafficker who then lies to U.S. border officials that this is his own child. The latter scenario is becoming more and more the norm as time goes on.

We have seen wave after wave of these caravans since the first big one of them made news last Fall, the stream becoming so constant that they in fact pretty much stopped even being “news” early this year. Which of course is the goal – the Democrats want this situation to come to be considered “normal” in the public’s mind.

The other goal is even worse: To overwhelm our Customs and Border Patrol personnel and the facilities they manage.  The insane state of our immigration laws requires these officials to separate “families” (most of whom are not actually families at all) as a part the asylum process. The goal there is to overwhelm the facilities there to house all these people to create bad conditions that can then be exploited by sleazy politicians like AOC and the other 13 Democrats who participated in yesterday’s charade.

The strategy here is pure Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals: Create a crisis – check. Exploit the crisis – AOC reportedly began screaming at and refusing to comply with CBP officials’ requests as soon as she entered the facility and the refused to fully participate in the tour of it – check. Personalize it by identifying the “enemy” and publicly demonizing them – AOC was all over Twitter last night making all sorts of outrageous claims against CBP – check.

And then finally, create enough outrage among the public that you are able to effect the “change” you desire, which for the Democrats is to fully open our southern border and turn our nation into just another third-world country. Because third-world populations, as we have seen thousands of times over the centuries, are far more-easily dominated by leftist despots.

That’s who AOC is, that is what she does, and you won’t see her despicable actions being condemned by a single Democrat today because they all share her goal. Don’t kid yourself and others by pretending she is some sort of outlier in the Democrat Party, because this is what the Democrat Party has become: Our nation’s lone true existential threat.

AOC is today’s Democrat Party’s real face, the heavily-painted face of repugnant evil in our time.

That is all.

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Democrat Presidential Candidates are Killing Their Party With Honesty

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Of course, Kamala Harris lied: She’s a Democrat. – Several readers responded to yesterday’s Campaign Update by informing me about media reports indicating Kamala Harris lied during Thursday’s debate when she claimed her elementary school class was the first to be integrated when she went into first grade in 1970.

Jim Hoft at Gatewaypundit.com dug up 1963 yearbook photos from the high school Harris attended in Berkeley, CA (because of course she grew up in Berkeley – where else?). That yearbook shows a fully-integrated class of students. Harris, as a reminder, was born in 1964.

So, she lied. She’s a Democrat, after all, and Democrats lie to get elected. It’s what they do. It’s what they have to do in order to win elections. That is as it has always been, and it is as it always will be. The moment Democrats start telling voters the truth about what they really plan to do, and the impact their plans would really have on our society is the moment their party becomes completely non-viable as a national entity.

In fact, it doesn’t even take Democrats being honest about their policies to see this phenomenon happen – all it takes is for them to begin implementing their real agenda so that the people begin to see with their own eyes what it really is. That happened when Barack Hussein Obama his own self got elected in 2009 and immediately nationalized the nation’s healthcare industry and tried to saddle the country with an economy-destroying cap-and-trade system on carbon.

Even though Democrats continued to shamelessly lie about all of that (“If you want your plan, you can keep your plan”), the blowback against the party was immediate and harsh. Voters who suddenly realized the horrible mistake they’d made in the 2008 elections went out and turned the House of Representatives over to the Republicans in the 2010 mid-terms. The gridlock that created in the legislative process, combined with the GOP nominating the feckless Mitt Romney enabled Obama to recover enough to be re-elected in 2012. But, after Obama switched tactics from legislating to trying to kill the economy by regulating it to death, we had the sea-change 2014 election in which Republicans swept to big majorities in both houses of congress, 33 of the 50 governor’s offices and full control of both houses in over 30 state legislatures.

In six short years, voters seeing the reality of the Obama agenda had relegated the Democrat Party to a marginalized, regional party concentrated in the coastal Northeast, and the West coast. The rest of the national map was a virtual sea of red, interrupted only by small blue pockets concentrated in inner cities.

Remember, Obama had to lie his butt off in order to get elected in 2008. Most people forget this, but he actually ran as a “moderate” against the disastrous John McCain, making no promises to nationalize healthcare or implement a disastrous cap and trade program. The real nature of his far-left agenda only became apparent after he was safely in the Oval Office.

This brings us to the danger in which this current crop of mediocre presidential candidates are placing their party: They are being far, far too honest with the American people about what their agenda really is. This, ironically, is due mostly to the influence that Bernie The Commie Sanders and the childish, attention-grabbing antics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have had on the party.

These candidates see all the media spotlight focused on AOC and all the nitwits who follow them on social media squealing for all sorts of radical, outright Marxist and anti-American policy positions, and they become desperate to fall in line like the good little socialists they really are at heart. You must also keep in mind that the vast majority of professional campaign advisors are young people (because as people mature, we tend to want to go do something actually productive with our lives), which today means Millennials. So, regardless of the age of the politician, the advice they are getting tends to skew them to the radical left.

As a result, we saw the spectacle of the two debates this week. Where Democrats in 2009/2010 said “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” this week they all said “If you like your plan, we will take it away from you and make you pay the healthcare costs of millions of new illegal aliens.”

And hey, those aliens won’t even be illegal anymore, because each and every one of the 20 people on stage this week also endorsed the nation-destroying idea of decriminalizing border crossings, i.e., open borders. Even more, they’re going to eliminate ICE and de-fund the Border Patrol so that everyone on earth can just swim across the Rio Grande to get their free healthcare.

Oh, and they’re going to raise all of your taxes to pay for multi-trillion dollar schemes like forgiving student loans, the Green New Deal and various other “Climate Change” socialist “plans”, Medicare for all, and on and on and on. The Commie came right out and went full Walter Mondale Thursday night, admitting that he plans to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for all of his Marxist programs. Heads nodded in agreement all over the stage. It’s never a good idea to go full Walter Mondale, people.

These Democrats are so desperate to appeal to their demented, radicalized base voters in order to win the nomination that they are forgetting the single biggest key to ultimately getting elected: Deceiving everyone else about their real intentions.

That particular Genie jumped right up out the bottle this week on national television for all to see. You can bet the Trump campaign is already rolling the video into general election ads as you read this.

For most people, the truth shall set you free. But for Democrats, the light of truth is a death ray.

That is all.

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The Democrat/Media “Concentration Camp” Narrative Kicks Off Right On Cue

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I hate to say I told you so, but, well, I told you so. – Way back in December of 2016, I warned readers about some of the coming narratives Democrats and the fake news media would push in their unending efforts to damage then-President-elect Donald Trump. One of those narratives I warned everyone to look out for was the narrative that the same border detention centers run for 8 years by Barack Hussein Obama his own self without a second’s notice from our fake news media would suddenly come to be characterized as “concentration camps” and “death camps” by the same fake news media and its Democrat masters.

Well, it took more than two years and the failed outcome of the Mueller Witch Hunt for them to get there, but this turns out to be the week that this narrative came to life. The kickoff event came Sunday evening when the new face of the Democrat Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, had a few glasses of cheap wine and decided to post this video on her Facebook page:

So, there you go: As predictable as the sun rising in the east, the latest Democrat/media narrative has been born.

Of course, the thing to remember about AOC is that she is most likely completely ignorant of the fact that Obama ran exactly the same detention center program that the Trump Administration is managing. I mean, she’s abjectly ignorant about everything else, so it’s a safe bet, right?

It’s also important to remember that the nitwit from the Bronx is also nothing but a performance artist, a puppet whose scripts are written and strings are pulled by a group called the “Justice Democrats,” which is led by a completely depraved radical named Cenk Uygur. The Campaign Update covered all of this back in March, but if you didn’t watch the video below then, take 20 minutes to look at it now – it’s a terrific expose’ about her and Uygur’s real relationship:

Now, San Fran Nan and the rest of the evil leadership of the DNC may or may not have wanted to roll this particular false narrative out at this time. But AOC has proven to be virtually impossible to control for any extended period of time, and now that she has rolled the narrative out there, the Party is basically stuck with it, whether it wanted to be or not.

As a result, we will now be seeing this kind of babbling idiot talking head become a constant fixture on CNN and MSNBC, as the fake media toadies do their duty of supporting the Democrat narrative:

It’s disgusting, it’s despicable and it is a depraved assault on the integrity of our law enforcement officials and military personnel who are doing their best to cope with a flood of Central American illegals whose “caravans” are also a form of performance art, organized by Soros-funded groups who have the same anti-American ideology held by Uygur and the Justice Democrats.

But this is your Democrat Party and its media toadies in action, folks. You continue to vote for them at your own peril.

P.S.: One other inevitable narrative I warned about in that December 2016 piece was that the Democrat/media propaganda axis would suddenly rediscover the problem of the “homeless” in our country after 8 years of pretending it didn’t exist while Obama was in office. They haven’t gotten around to blaming Trump for the teeming masses of such folks who now occupy the streets of Democrat-run cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but you can bet that one’s coming, too, at some point.

My guess is that the Party leaders want to hold that one in reserve for next year, when the presidential campaign is fully underway. But with the likes of AOC and Ilhan Omar going off the reservation so frequently, they may not be able to control the timing of it, either.

But again, that narrative is also inevitable – it’s like page 33 of the Democrat/Media playbook.

That is all.

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Trump Thinks it’s Time to Let the [Limited] Deportations Begin

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, this is interesting. – Stuff is about to get real on the border, folks. Last night, President Donald Trump sent out these tweets, sending the fake news media into yet another round of hysteria:

So, what does that mean, exactly? The AP says this, from an anonymous source, of course: “An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president’s tweets.”

It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how much support the President has to make this move towards a limited deportation effort. When he first began talking about possible deportations in the summer of 2015, I wrote that the public would never tolerate an effort to deport all of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. I still believe that, in 2015, he would have had virtually no public support for such an effort.

But today, I suspect we will find that the public is in a completely different mood, or at least a large portion of it is. After watching this organized effort by Democrat/Soros-backed activist groups to overwhelm the country with massive “caravans” of people from Central America and seeing neither party in congress make the slightest effort to do anything about it, you can be sure that the 43-44% of the public who make up Trump’s base today will fully support this limited effort to deport the scofflaws whose cases have already been determined to have no merit under our asylum laws, and you can bet a sizable portion of independents will as well.

The media will of course put out a series of quick fake polls showing the opposite, because this is what our fake news media does. They are all-in with the Democrats and establishment Republican on turning the U.S. into just another third-world country in the name of some fool’s notion of “fairness,” and will continue to execute from their well-established playbook.

In the meantime, much has been happening begin to slow the flow of illegal immigrants up through Mexico since the President’s threat to implement tariffs:

  • AMLO, Mexico’s President, actually sold his private jet to help fund efforts to halt the caravans at Mexico’s southern border;
  • Mexico’s parliament is considering funding a border wall of its own;
  • Mexico has arrested multiple activists known to be organizers of the caravans;
  • Just yesterday, Mexico announced it had intercepted four tractor-trailer trucks packed with an estimated 800 illegals from Central America;
  • The State Department announced that it will withhold more than $550 million in foreign aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala until those governments are able to show they are also making strong efforts to halt the flow of these politically-organized caravans. This is the motivation behind Guatemala’s sudden willingness to sign a “safe-third nation” agreement, which will require illegals coming into their country to apply for asylum there rather than moving up into Mexico and the U.S.

Hey, it turns out that, despite the fake media narrative to the contrary, threats of tariffs and withholding of aid do work after all. Go figure.

The other interesting aspect of all of this is that the President chose to make this announcement the night before his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida. Take a look a this clip to understand the excitement that has built around that announcement:

Trump rallies have become our nation’s latest tailgate party opportunity, where thousands of folks were already getting in line outside the 25,000-seat arena 40 hours before the event. The Trump Campaign reports it has had more than 75,000 requests for tickets to the event. By comparison, the more than 130 “Impeach Trump” rallies held over the weekend were virtually empty, such an utter bomb that the fake news media had to find something else to focus on.

Democrats who claim that this kind of massive demonstration of support has no meaning in the race are doing exactly what Republicans were doing back in 2008, when they made the same claims about the big turnouts at Obama rallies: Whistling past their political graveyards. Enthusiasm is everything in presidential politics.

The Democrats and their media toadies brainwashed the public into electing an Alinskyite activist to the presidency in 2008. Today, the Democrat Party is presenting us with an array of Alinskyite activists trying to repeat that feat.

Trump’s growing base of support has woke to that particular scam.

That is all.

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WATCH: President Trump Field Dresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump was on CNBC today, and boy did he take it out on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The first five minutes of the 27 minute clip below are basically the President laying the Chamber out and field-dressing it.

Watch the interview – a transcript of the first 5 minutes follows below:

 

Host: I guess Mr. [Myron] Brilliant (yes, his real name) who was on from the Chamber of Commerce, you got to see a part of that interview Mr. President – what did you make of it?

Trump: Well, I guess he’s not so brilliant. Look, without tariffs we would be captive to every country, and we have been for many years. That’s why we have an $800 billion trade deficit for years – we have a big deficit with every country. They take advantage of us in every way possible, and the U.S. Chamber is right there with them.  And I assume that…I’m a member of the Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that because when you look at it, the Chamber is probably more for the companies and people that are their members than they are for our country.

Without tariffs, we would be outside of – something that I won’t even mention, we would be absolutely at a competitive disadvantage the likes of which you’ve never seen. Now, people haven’t used tariffs, but tariffs are a beautiful thing when you’re the piggy bank, when you have all the money. Everyone’s trying to get our money.

China, the China deal’s gonna work out. You know why? Because of tariffs. Because right now China is getting absolutely decimated by companies that are leaving China, going to other countries, including our own, because they don’t want to pay the tariffs. And China will, in my opinion, based on a lot of facts and a lot of knowledge, China’s gonna make a deal because they’re gonna have to make a deal.

Host: The deal with Mexico. You’ve alluded to something you’re going to make clear later. You’ve heard the criticism – can you go into exactly what else was part of that deal that you haven’t made clear yet?

Trump: Well, I’m gonna tell you that most people, the people having to do with borders and illegal immigration, they understand exactly what that is. But we purposely said that we wouldn’t mention it for a little while, because it has to be brought by their legislative body, it has to be taken to a vote. So we didn’t bring it up, but most people know that answer, and it’s another very powerful tool in addition to the other very powerful tools we got.

We had none of these tools, or virtually none. They’ve been talked about for 20 years with Mexico. Until I said that, and it wasn’t a threat – I thought that we’d be receiving billions of dollars [in tariffs], frankly.

And you know what happens with tariffs? Companies will move out of Mexico, and they’ll move out of China, and they’ll come into the United States. They’ll go to other countries, too, but in the case of Mexico, I’d say we’d get virtually 100% of the companies. They make a product and they sell it into our country.

We lose a tremendous amount of money every year into Mexico. For years, we’ve lost over $100 billion per year on trade with Mexico.

And of course, then we get into the second problem we have with Mexico, the drugs coming across the border. We want to have very powerful borders, and you can’t do it unless you have these deals with Mexico.

And the New York Times wrote a story like I’d already done the deal. It’s nonsense. We’d talked about it for months and months and months, and they wouldn’t get there. So we just said look, if you don’t get there, we’re just gonna have to charge you hundreds of billions of dollars in “taxes.”

And we would’ve been just fine, because what would’ve happened [crosstalk] – what would’ve happened is the companies would move into the United States, back where they came from.

They [Mexico] took 30% of our automobile companies, our car companies, they moved into Mexico – they would all move back if they had to pay a 25% tariff. They would all move back, it’s a very simple formula.

Now, that would leave Mexico in an unbelievably bad position, and we don’t want that, either. And I spoke with the president of Mexico, I get along with him very well, and we made this deal. But this is something the U.S. has been trying to get to for over 20 year with Mexico.

As soon as I put tariffs on the table, it was done. It took two days.

He’s [Mr. Brilliant] is not protecting our country. He’s doing a great disservice. And frankly, I’ve never had support from the U.S. Chamber because they know where I stand on these things. I don’t need money, I don’t care how things are [with the Chamber and its members] – the only thing I care about is our country.

He’s protecting all of those companies that are members who like it just the way things are, and they have companies in Mexico, and they have companies in China.

And later, at the 12:17 mark, there is this:

But I just want to say to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: If we didn’t have tariffs, we wouldn’t have made a deal with Mexico. We got everything we wanted, and we’re gonna be a great partner to Mexico now. Because, now they respect us.

[Transcript Ends]

There is much more, and you should listen to all of it. Very educational as to the President’s thought processes regarding tariffs, Mexico, China, and the folks at the U.S. Chamber

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Trump Strikes a WINNING Deal With Mexico, U.S. Media Scrambles to Fake the Story

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This is how the #fakenews works, New York Times style. – President Trump won his standoff with Mexican President AMLO last night, securing an agreement in which the failed state off of the U.S. Southern border made a series of concessions designed to slow the free flow of illegal immigrants from various nations in Central and South America. But you would never know that from reading the piece the New York Times posted about the deal, unless you read all the way down to the 1,500 word story’s 9th paragraph, where the fake writers of the piece begrudgingly began to detail the Mexican concessions.

From reading only the headline – “Trump Calls Off Plan to Impose Tariffs on Mexico” – and the first 8 paragraphs, which is more than the average reader takes in, you were left to believe that the President simply surrendered in his negotiations with Mexican officials, threw up his hands and gave up on imposing any tariffs due to pressure from Democrats, RINOs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Because that, friends, is how your fake news media works.

For the New York Times, its all the news that’s fit to fake. Meanwhile, over at CNN, fake host Don Lemon hosted a panel of leftwing nitwits who all joined Lemon in claiming that they knew “this is exactly where we would be on Friday night?” Yeah, sure you did. You’ve been 100% wrong about everything else that’s taken place over the last four years, but this you got right.  Uh-huh.

As part of the agreement reached late Friday, Mexico agrees to deploy an additional 6,000 national guard troops to its southern border to ramp up efforts to stop the caravans before they enter the country, to expand the program that allows the U.S. to send asylum seekers back to Mexico where they will remain while their case is being adjudicated, to implement improvements in cross-border communications with U.S. officials, and to continue to work to arrest and prosecute those who are organizing the massive caravans, a process that has already resulted in several arrests.

The joint statement released Friday night by the State Department also contemplates the negotiation of further measures:

“Both parties also agree that, in the event the measures adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions. Therefore, the United States and Mexico will continue their discussions on the terms of additional understandings to address irregular migrant flows and asylum issues, to be completed and announced within 90 days, if necessary.”

So, there’s the actual news as it really happened. You wouldn’t get it from the New York Times, and no one at CNN knew it was where we would end up. Matter of fact, pretty much everyone at CNN spent the past 10 days laughing at the President and predicting his threats to implement tariffs were hollow and would produce no concessions from Mexico at all.

But hey, these are the same “experts” who spent 18 months telling us that “Robert Mueller has the goods on Trump” and that Trump would be indicted any day now. So, just par for the course down there in Atlanta.

In the end, the United States got everything it wanted, and only Mexico made concessions. To normal people, that’s called “WINNING.” I’ll never get tired of it.

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Eric Swalwell Seeks to Put the “POS” in POTUS

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

If Eric Swalwell gets elected to the presidency in 2020, he will be living proof that you can’t spell POTUS without the “POS.” – First, he threatened to nuke gun owners on his Twitter feed. Next, he proposed a plan to use Australia and New Zealand as his role model countries for his plans to confiscate your guns.

Now, the farcical college frat party planner from California tells the execrable CNN host Jake Tapper that he would send gun owners to prison should they refuse to comply with his Stalinist gun grab. If your fondest wish is to bring a violent civil war to this country, vote Swalwell in 2020! He’s your man.

By the way, everyone is aware that Swalwell is not in this race because he thinks he has the slightest chance of winning it, right? He is obviously a token, put up to it by Party leaders as a stalking horse to try to gin the public up on the gun control issue. He’s going to be the guy out there promoting all of these radical “solutions” to gun violence so that the other, more viable candidates don’t have to do it themselves.

This way, the Democrat Party and its media co-conspirators keep the gun grabbing issue constantly in the news cycle throughout the nominating process, helping to normalize it in the public consciousness while at the same time allowing the actual leaders in the race to avoid it almost entirely. The hope is to create enough media attention on the subject to allow the eventual Democrat nominee to latch onto the issue on the pretense that Swalwell’s advocacy created some sort of popular groundswell.

If you think the Democrats would never stoop to such an underhanded, dishonest strategy, well, what planet have you been living on for the last 25 years?

Guess who wrote this stuff. – Here are some outtakes from a wonderful opinion piece out there on the interwebnets today. See if you can guess the identity profile of the person who wrote them:

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful…

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”…

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard … Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true…

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter.

So, what identity profile would you guess most likely fits this writer? My bet is that most readers would guess those words come from an older, white male baby-boomer. Right?

Wrong. those passages and many more wonderfully thoughtful, appreciative and incisive words were written by a young, Millennial-aged woman who wrote them while sitting in a busy “hipster” coffee shop in Nokomis, Florida. Her name is Alyssa Ahlgren, and you all should follow this link to read her entire piece. It’s the best and most encouraging thing you will read today.  Promise.

I swear this is not satire.:

You seriously just cannot make this stuff up.

In case you missed it, we have one more data point that indicates we finally, at long last, have a real Attorney General atop the nation’s Department of Justice now:  A ruling by Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday means certain migrants seeking asylum will not be released on bond but instead will stay in detention.

The NBC report linked above says that the ACLU is already working up a lawsuit to appeal the ruling – they’ll no doubt file it in a district court within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – but no matter: This ruling is well within Barr’s authority under the law, and any adverse ruling coming out of the 9th Circuit will be reversed by the Supreme Court.

This ruling will have a significant dampening effect on the flood of illegal immigrants coming up through Mexico from Central America to make false claims of asylum, because it closes one of the biggest loopholes in the asylum process. Absent the incentive of knowing they will be released into U.S. society after a brief stay in a border detention facility, those seeking to defraud the U.S. asylum system will be far less willing to make the dangerous 1,000 mile trek to the U.S. border.

This what thinking Americans who wish to preserve our country call winning.

Thanks, Mr. Barr.

That is all.

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