Fact check it all you care to, the information is out there in lots of places.
Startling New Evidence of Trump Russia Connection, 1655
Melania Trump’s ‘revenge’ on designers who won’t dress her
By: Richard Johnson
".....But Melania has managed to look smashing in dozens of different ensembles, from her white Ralph Lauren jumpsuit on election night to the D&G 3-D floral coat she wore in Sicily on Friday.
Defending the former model against critics who harped on the garment’s $51,500 cost, the Washington Post’s Robin Givhan opined, “Frankly, the floral coat is beautiful.”
“There is a softening, a melting,” stylist Phillip Bloch told me. “Fashion people are fickle and fake. They are starting to see she is a beautiful woman who is married to the president, and it is an honor to dress her.”
Deliveries to Trump Tower have picked up. “Most days, the lobby is brimming with wardrobe boxes delivered for Melania,” a source told me. “Once she tries on the outfits and decides what she will keep, the boxes come back downstairs.”
Not since Jacqueline Kennedy has there been a first lady who needs less help.
“She doesn’t need couture. She can buy off the rack, and it looks beautiful,” Bloch said. “She knows her size, and she knows what works on her. She luxuriates in minimal.”
Interview with Secretary of Defense James Mattis at West Point.
Click link to see video and link to transcribed interview.
Sounds like a plan.
"Secretary Mattis discussed our progress in the war against ISIS. He noted a shift in our tactics that he describes as follows: “We have already shifted from attrition tactics, where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics, where we surround them.” That is a memorable formulation. A little further on Mattis states: “[W]e have got to dry up their recruiting. We have got to dry up their fund-raising. The way we intend to do it is to humiliate them, to divorce them from any nation giving them protection and humiliating their message of hatred, of violence.” ....."
Remember 05-28-17 (Ramirez)
My take from this is to research candidates prior stances on issues, not glitzy ads or how slick their presentation is, and vote accordingly. Don't wait for someone to do something about issues. Vote to elect officials who will give more than platitudes to a situation which enforce a double standard of two sets of rules.
Something to think about. You decide, but please vote. Comments locked.
Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Back
....."Cue the boring moralizing and sanctimonious whimpering of the femmy, bow-tied, submissive branch of conservatism whose obsolete members were shocked to find themselves left behind by the masses to whom these geeks’ sinecures were not the most important objective of the movement. This is where they sniff, “We’re better than that,” and one has to ask ,“Who’s we?” Because, by nature, people are not better than that. They are not designed to sit back and take it while they are abused, condescended to, and told by a classless ruling class that there are now two sets of rules and – guess what? –the old rules are only going to be enforced against them.
We don’t like the new rules – I’d sure prefer a society where no one was getting attacked, having walked through the ruins of a country that took that path – but we normals didn’t choose the new rules. The left did. It gave us Ferguson, Middlebury College, Berkeley, and “Punch a Nazi” – which, conveniently for the left, translates as “punch normals.” And many of us have had personal experiences with this New Hate – jobs lost, hassles, and worse. Some <snip>s at an anti-Trump rally attacked my friend and horribly injured his dog. His freaking dog. ...."
Three Leakers Of Classified White House Information Said To Be Identified, Expected To Be Fired
Rex Tillerson Rides with Rolling Thunder to Honor U.S. Military on Memorial Day
I was under the assumption that a SSN was required.
Trump Budget: Child Care, Earned Income Tax Credits Would Require Social Security Number
Source: Daily Wire
"We'll start at the beginning. Yes, apparently receiving tax breaks from the U.S. government for child care or low wages doesn't currently require that you have a Social Security number.
At least according to CNS News, which reported this week on the new requirement in President Trump's budget. Under the new rule, "those receiving the child care tax credit and the earned income tax credit now must have a Social Security number to claim those tax credits," the news agency reported. ..."
Plant trees. Bare root (not growing in a pot) seedlings are very inexpensive and in many instances acclimate easier than larger more expensive trees. In warmer areas use water gel when planting to hold water so roots can absorb as needed. Decreases need for watering, fosters growth.
Academics: Global Warming Created So Many New Plants They Made Earth Colder
Souce: Daily Caller
"Global warming is spurring so much plant growth that some parts of Earth are starting to cool, according to study released Thursday by Ghent University.
The study concluded that rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing an increase in plant life, which generally has a moderate cooling impact on the local climate.
In warm areas, CO2 emissions increase the amount of leaf cover, leading to localized cooling. Cooler places see the opposite, with temperatures rising slightly since less sunlight is being reflected back from the surface from increased leaf coverage.
In total, researchers say that these effects have mitigated global warming by roughly 14 percent. ...."
If you're easily triggered or offended don't click the link.
The Week in Pictures: Body Slam Edition
Leading 05-24-17 (cartoon)
I'm unsure as to laws or policies governing these devices but wouldn't it be easier to clone the hard drive so work could be carried forward and hand over the requested computer? Or would it be evidence or potential evidence that needs to be surrendered as is?
Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes [VIDEO]
I read this last night and saw it picked up by ZeroHedge this afternoon. Interesting read.
House IT Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data
"....Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. ....."
"..... A House IT employee who requested anonymity said tech workers who have taken over some of those offices found that computers in some — but not all — offices were “thin clients” that sent all data to an offsite server in violation of House policies. Additionally, staffers’ iPhones were all linked to a single non-government iTunes account....."
This video has a sponsor segment in it so am posting a link. Interesting info.
Deep 6 the Deep State, with Dick Morris
Donald Trump Says Those Who Committed Manchester Attack Are ‘Evil Losers
By Kaitlan Collins, White House Correspondent
“As President of the United States, and on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of Manchester in the United Kingdom,” Trump said. “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack, and to the many killed and the families — so many families — of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”
“So many young, beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” he continued. “I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers, because that’s what they are. They’re losers. And we’ll have more of them. But they’re losers. Just remember that.”
“This is what I’ve spent these last few days talking about during my trip overseas,” he added. “Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We cannot stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people. And in today’s attack, it was mostly innocent children. The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out of our society forever. This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated. Life must be protected.”
“All civilized nations must join to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens.”
AF Branco owns all rights to this cartoon.
Finally: A President Explains What the War on Terror is About! Dick Morris
For the Record: Democrats Called For Last 4 GOP Presidents To be Impeached
"While the lying mainstream makes it seem that Democrats are onto something with impeachment talk of President Trump, they fail to show that Democrats have called for the impeachment of GOP presidents in ‘81, ’83, ’84, ’91, ’04, ‘05, and ‘07. ....."
Chicken Little Media 05-20-17
If you're easily offended or triggered, don't click the link.
The Week in Pictures: Can Anyone Trump This Edition
"Another week—though it seems like a month—another turn-it-up-to-11 on the Liberal/Media Trumpomatic Outrage Meter. Can they keep this up? Yes, because it is the most congenial mode of contemporary liberalism. I think the most secure job in America right now is Keith Olbermann’s psychiatrist, or perhaps Michael Moore’s dietitian."
If Dems Think They Can Impeach President Trump for Nothing after He Won 30 States in 2016 They Are Sadly Mistaken
"In spite of having no grounds for impeachment, the liberals are calling for it. Their calls for Trump’s impeachment are based on unsupported allegations that the President colluded with Russia to steal the election from Democrat Hillary Clinton. (What a terribly sad joke!) The Democrats’ arguments are very weak. Even Democrat attorney Alan Dershowitz states that he sees no evidence of collusion and if there was, it would not be a crime.
Liberal Democrats and their MSM somehow forget that Hillary Clinton called President-elect Trump on election night and conceded:
AF Branco owns all rights to this cartoon. Brilliant.
Wonder what caused them to backtrack? Blowback from legal experts who know what they're talking about maybe?
The president is essentially the ultimate arbiter of what is classified and what is not.
No, Trump did not break the law in talking classified details with the Russians
"Intelligence officials say President Trump might have damaged relations with allies, who will now be more cautious in sharing sensitive information with the United States. Democrats say he’s a hypocrite, having lambasted Hillary Clinton for her own handling of classified information. But when Trump spoke about highly classified information with Russian officials in a White House meeting last week, he did not break the law, legal analysts say.
The president is essentially the ultimate arbiter of what is classified and what is not. While the heads of particular agencies also have original classification authority — the power to deem material classified or not classified — their authority is limited to their departments and bound by their departments’ particular rules.
The president, as the head of the executive branch, knows no such restrictions — his power on the matter comes straight from the Constitution, legal analysts say. ....."
Democratic Hypocrisy: When China Tried to Elect Clinton! Dick Morris
BREAKING! Comey Already Cleared Trump Under Oath
Good objective analysis of current events from a millennial.
Trump Decries "Witch Hunt" Investigations and Speculations
Trump: Assasination By Leak | Dick Morris
Language warning. Interesting disussion.
WaPo Story On Trump - The Real Scoop | Mike Cernovich
BREAKING: Watch “IMPEACH MAXINE WATERS” Protest Taking Place Outside Her Home! (Video)
Language warning, but sensible explanation.
James Comey Memo Claims Trump Pressured Him to End Michael Flynn Investigation
I Warned You Trump Fans About Ann Coulter: Coulter Reams Trump Presidency as Disaster
The Lead From Behind Legacy 05-13-17
Trump Trap: WaPo Leaker Says Trump Gave Classified Info to Russians (I Think It's 4d Chess)
Shadow Brokers Ransomware Cripples NHS, Spreads Worldwide
Quick read, to the point.
It’s Official: On Trump’s Travel Order, the Left Is Bonkers
Hey look over there ... shiny ... squirrel ... the Russians! But thanks to the internet facts come out.
Millions In Russia, Anti-Trump Senator Leading Russia Conspiracy Exposed
"Ever since Trump started running for office, the authoritarian left has been determined to ruin his reputation. To do so, they’ve created a number of conspiracy theories. Their most popular conspiracy theory is that Trump has connections to Russia.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is one of the main Senators responsible for spreading the conspiracy theory that the Trump administration has unethical ties to Russia. Apparently, this may be to distract from the fact that he’s the one that actually has a relationship with the country. In 2012, he got millions from a Russian tech company.
According to reports, Warner has made over $6 million investing in Russian tech company Yandex. Yandex, based in Moscow, is the largest search engine in the region. That’s like getting paid by Google. By getting this much money from Russia, it’s possible that Warner opened himself up to a conflict of interest. He may be using the conspiracy that Trump is working with Russia to cover up his tracks as a way to not get caught. ....."
Please read entire article if you have time, medium length.
Ishmael Jones: Spy versus spy
"..... The billions spent on the CIA’s information and software systems have created a Swamp of different kinds of software created by thousands of different software engineers using unknown and contradictory styles. It’s a witch’s brew of software, slapped together, each incompatible with the other. No one knows what’s in all this stuff. It is easy to hack. There is no incentive for a contractor to write software that will be easy for a competing contractor to use.
The Swamp’s software companies differ from Silicon Valley’s. Steve Jobs was entranced by technology at a young age. He was brusque and single-minded. By contrast, recently I met a tech CEO in the Swamp who sells software to the CIA. His career had been as CEO of a Democrat think tank. He’s a nice guy, well-connected, and an expert at schmoozing government employees and selling them questionable software. He doesn’t understand what he’s selling, but he knows the profit margin is huge. “None of my friends can believe I’m a tech CEO!” he said. ...."
Trump Lawyer: POTUS Has No Russian Debt, Has Received Some Income From Russians
By Chuck Ross
Source: Daily Caller
"President Trump owes no debt to Russian lenders but has received some income from Russian sources over the past decade, his lawyers said Friday.
Trump’s legal team at the Washington, D.C.-based firm Morgan Lewis said in a certified letter that the former real estate magnate’s tax returns show he did not receive “any income of any type from Russian sources.” But the firm cited two exceptions, both of which have been widely reported.
In the letter, Trump lawyers Sherri Dillon and William Nelson also said that his taxes show that no Trump-controlled entities have Russian investors. Trump also owes no debt to Russian lenders, the firm said.
The returns do show $12.2 million Trump received from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow. The returns also show $95 million in income from Trump’s sale of Florida real estate to a Russian billionaire in 2008.
Dillon and Nelson state that “it is likely” that Trump’s businesses have “engaged in ordinary course sales of goods or services to Russians or Russian entities,” such as the sale of real estate or rental of hotel rooms.
“Such income would not have been separately identified as ‘Russian’ in your books and records and therefore not separately reflected on your tax returns,” the lawyers said. ...."
Senate Judiciary Chairman Confirms Trump Is Not Under FBI Investigation
by Kristina Wong11 May 2017
"Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trump’s assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are.
“Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the President’s statement,” he said.
Feinstein then said after Grassley’s statement, “I very much appreciate what you’ve said and it’s very accurate, and we were briefed.”
Grassley said that, shortly after Comey had briefed them, he had tweeted that the then-FBI director should be more transparent.
“I said he should tell the public what he told Senator Feinstein and me about whether the FBI is or is not investigating the President,” he said.
“Now Mr. Comey is no longer the FBI director. But the FBI should still follow my advice. It should confirm to the public whether it is or is not investigating the President. Because it has failed to make this clear, speculation has run rampant.” ...."
I hope it can be stopped completely.
British IT expert, 22, who lives with his parents reveals how he stopped the global cyber attack that wreaked havoc on the NHS as he warns he is already fighting hackers trying to unleash a NEW threat
The Week in Pictures: Omnibus Edition
What Comey Offered a Russian Hacker, 1625
Larry Klayman - Was Comey Compromised? Was the firing necessary?
"You Want To Create A False Narrative" Sarah Sanders Destroys Reporter Over Trump Firing James Comey
Here is a copy of the letter Bill Still is talking about should you care to read the whole thing.
Why Was Comey Fired?
Mid-Week in Pictures: Special Agent Comey Edition
Enough is enough with witch hunt and obstruction.
McConnell Highlights Hypocrisy of Dems Regarding Comey, Rejects Calls for Special Prosecutor
"WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Wednesday, following the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls for a special prosecutor or independent commission to investigate the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.
McConnell chastised Democrats for their hypocrisy and pointed out that they were critical of Comey’s firing after repeatedly knocking his performance while they were trying to get their candidate, Hillary Clinton, elected.
“Today, we’ll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation, which could only serve to impede the current work being done,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Partisan calls should not delay the considerable work of Chairman Burr and vice Chairman Warner. Too much is at stake.” ......"
How The Trump Movement Is Killing Hollywood & The Media
Enumerated, concisely presented. Easy read.
10 Major FBI Scandals on Comey's Watch
Funny tweets in this article.
Hah! Wikileaks Offers to Hire James Comey After Firing
Comey Firing Will Pave Way for Clinton Foundation Investigation! Dick Morris
Another Millennial's take on the news. He's pretty well read & condenses it.
5.9 - Trump vs. ISIS, NASA Mining the Moon, & Hanford Tunnel Collapse
Her opinion. You decide.
Body Language: Clapper Yates
Just to make things perfectly clear about the Russians ......
President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
"In a separate letter to Comey, Trump said that "you are not able to effectively lead" the FBI, new leadership is needed to restore trust.
More from Trump's letter to Comey:
"... you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau."
Full Trump letter to Comey below, where amusingly Trump notes that the FBI director told him " on three separate occasions" that he wasn't under investigation.
Why Trump Really Fired Comey! Dick Morris TV
Will DOJ leaker David Laufman be next to leave after #Comey?
"Obama holdover and donor David Laufman is the source of several national security leaks, Mike Cernovich can exclusively report. David Laufman, Chief of Counterintelligence, has all classified information regarding espionage pass by his desk.
The leaks have wrongly been blamed on the FBI, sources tell me, leading to a morale issue with the agency. ...."
James Comey Fired: Trump Lays Massive Trap for His Adversaries in Firing Letter
Beware Of This Text Scam That Could Cost You Thousands Of Dollars
"There is a new cellphone text scam circulating that could drain your entire bank account with no chance of recovery.
Fraudsters will send text messages to your phone using your bank's phone number, requesting you call fraud prevention line to confirm your identity. They'll make you confirm your bank details, which will give them access to all your funds.
One woman had over $75,000 stolen from her accounts this week, but her bank is refusing to reimburse her because it's not their error......"
Trump Accuses Sally Yates Of Leaking "Classified Information Into The Newspapers"
"Later today at 2:30PM EST, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer more questions about "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election." As it turns out, President Trump has a couple of suggested additions to the question list for Ms. Yates, which he decided to share this morning over Twitter.
"Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council."
Language warning last few seconds of vid.
Make Your Failure Someone Else's Fault Like Hillary Does with BLAMITOL
Friday Humor: Elites Pay Up For $2150 'IKEA' Bag
Don't click link if you're sensitive or easily triggered.
"Presidential Grooming Parlor" by Ben Garrison.
The Week in Pictures: Repeal and Replace Edition
Socialism, the 21st Century Diet Plan
"......Families are taking turns eating, hoping to stave off starvation:
On a recent day, Mr. Alzolay was frying sardines. To stretch the food they have, a couple of family members skip eating one day to leave enough for the others.
Mr. Palma and his grandson Germain, 11 years old, eat less food to leave more for the two younger children. Germain’s once-thick hair is turning yellow.
“They need it more than me,” said Germain, who weighs 50 pounds instead of 70 pounds, about the average for a boy his age. … Asked his favorite meal, he said, “Arroz con pollo,” rice and chicken, which he last ate in 2015.
Starvation: it is the inevitable end point of socialism. Yet a growing number of Americans want to enact socialist policies here."
One serious flaw I've observed about socialists is they're unable or unwilling to project things into the future based on the reality of human desires and behavior over time. They always present unicorns and rainbows, but today's Venezuela is falling into total chaos due to what happens in yet another socialist utopia.
Flashback: Bernie Sanders Praised Socialist Venezuela as Model for Ending Income Inequality
May 30, 2016
Five years ago, future Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders described Socialist-ruled Venezuela as a more suitable exemplar of the American dream than the United States.
In an essay lamenting what he described as the intractable income inequality of the American economy, Senator Sanders declared: “These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger.” ...."
What’s Next For Obamacare Repeal? Dick Morris
BREAKING: MACRON BUSTED! Lied About Tax Evasion? – 4Chan /pol/ Posts Images from Macron’s Off-Shore Bank Account!
French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was accused recently of tax evasion.
Macron denied the allegations.
Now, new documents prove he lied about – almost – everything.
Congressman Asked if Obamacare Repeal Vote Was Worth His Seat. His Tearful Response Ends the Interview...
".... When the reporter noted that the congressman could potentially lose his seat for working to repeal Obamacare, MacArthur said he said he ran for office to solve problems, not to “decorate a chair.” ...."
Hillary's Albatrosses 05-03-17 (cartoon)
Chad Prather - political correctness (vid)
Video in article.
Kyle Bass Warns "All Hell Is About To Break Loose" In China
"China's credit system expanded "too recklessly and too quickly," and "it's beginning to unravel," warns Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass.
Crucially, Bass notes that ballooning assets in Chinese wealth management products are another sign of a looming credit crisis in the nation. ..."
Time For Speaker Paul Ryan To Resign
Power Move: Gorsuch Opts Out Of High Court Labor Pool
"...... The cert pool was established in 1973 during the early days of the Burger Court, in order to efficiently review the near 8,000 petitions received each term. In practice, the petitions are apportioned among the Court’s law clerks, who then circulate a memo to the justices recommending a grant or denial. Therefore, a law clerk’s recommendation significantly affects the outcome of a petition.
In choosing not to join the pool, Gorsuch is flashing an independent streak. By having his own staff review each petition, he may be signaling misgivings about the judgments of other chambers, or of pool memos prepared by clerks who don’t share his interpretative commitments. Under the cert pool system, the justices must accept that a significant portion of petitions are reviewed by young clerks who may not share their opinions on a wide range of legal issues.
On the other hand, it may simply reflect a preference for the work product of his own clerks, an inclination shared by other federal judges including Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He may also feel that opting out of the pool ensures greater scrutiny is given to each petition.
The decision also suggests Gorsuch might share the concerns of many court-watchers and legal scholars who have criticized the pool. Detractors argue it empowers well-credentialed but unseasoned law clerks, privileges certain parties over others, and has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the size of the Court’s docket. ...."
WINNING! Pro-Sanctuary City Sheriff Defeated in Humiliating Landslide
Another millennial who presents some interesting analysis. You decide.
5.2 - Deep State Proxy Destruction & MSM 1/2 Truth Disclosures
Strategies like this are neocons and neolibs worst nightmares. Rock on President Trump!
Putin, Trump agree to coordinate efforts on Korean Peninsula tensions: Kremlin
Makes perfect sense. Language warning.
Trumps Offer to Meet with Kim Jong Un is Smart/ Meets with Leaders of Thailand, Singapore
It's about time someone asked the question and past time for the MSM to cover it.
Rogue journalist stuns White House reporters with surprise grilling
'Why will nobody here cover the violence against Trump supporters?'
"WASHINGTON – The journalist who scooped the establishment media and unmasked Susan Rice as a key figure in the Obama administration spying scandal turned the tables Monday and grilled White House reporters about how they are doing their jobs.
Or not doing them.
As soon as Press Secretary Sean Spicer concluded his daily briefing and left the room, documentary filmmaker Mike Cernovich addressed reporters and loudly asked, “Why will nobody here cover the violence against Trump supporters?”
A confused hush fell over the room as reporters, unaccustomed to being on the receiving end of shouted questions, tried to figure out what was going on.
But Cernocivh immediately continued, “And why won’t you demand that leaders of the Democrats disavow the violence by Antifa the way you demanded Trump disavow violence from his supporters?”
National Security Adviser Susan Rice
He then answered his own question by telling the room: “This has been completely covered up. You have no answer.”
“Are you a journalist?” asked April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.
“I am, madame. I am a reporter, I am a documentary filmmaker,” he replied......"
Language warning, however as always a good sound logical argument.
Trump to "Cut" Corporate Taxes to 15%... I Support This, Here's Why
Will There Be A Nuclear War Over Korea? Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!
Big Progress on Schools & Crime From Trump! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!
Well well looks like the chattering classes were wrong on this one too.
Trump Calls Bannon "Alt-Left", Says He "Isn't Going Anywhere"
"The feud between Trump and Steve Bannon appears to be a thing of the past.
As part of his extended interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Trump dismissed speculation that his administration is split by discord, saying he is sticking by his polarizing chief strategist, Steve Bannon, calling him a “very decent guy” who is getting a “bad rap.” Trump even revealed his own term for Bannon’s ideology, calling it "alt-left," a pun on Bannon’s ties to the conservative "alt-right" movement.
Why alt-left? Because as Trump explains, “Bannon’s more of a libertarian than anything else, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said during the Oval Office interview.
More importantly, Bloomberg adds that Trump’s "playful approach" to the former chief of Breitbart News, arguably the biggest target of liberal fury, and his other comments about his staff suggest that a widespread shakeup of his inner circle is unlikely in the near future.
Trump added that both Bannon and Reince Priebus would likely still be in their same roles several months from now, along with two other figures in his administration who have drawn withering fire: counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer. Confirming reports from early April, Trump also said that Bannon and his son-in-law Jared Kushner had managed to repair their relationship.
"Bannon is a very decent guy who feels very strongly about the country. Likewise, Jared. And they’re getting along fine," Trump said, calling Kushner “a very brilliant young guy.” ......."
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