You don't mess around with the Clinton's.
Which just might be what some might be thinking as Donna Brazile discusses her new and quite controversial book about the disruptive 2016 Presidential election in which Donald Trump beat all odds and the Democratic institution led by none other than Hillary and Team Clinton.
Alabama has emerged as a test bed for the degree to which an American electorate is willing to sacrifice long established, customary, norms for the sake of illusory political advantage. The battle between a besmirched, but defiant Republican, Roy Moore, and a bland Democrat, Doug Jones, also, will demonstrate the degree to which the Republican Party has embraced a belief that the end justifies the means.
In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed to everything he has proposed. The “deep state” bureaucrats have proven to be a formidable adversary as well. Unfortunately, “Never Trump” conservatives and establishment Republicans have also been very uncooperative. His legislative agenda has been stalled as Obamacare has not been repealed and the prospect of the tax reform package passing the U.S. Senate looks very questionable.
Beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions couldn’t remember one thing or another 26 times during his voluntary public appearance before the House Judiciary Committee to clear up lingering Russia questions. Some representatives confronted Sessions over a perceived lack of candor about the extent of his own Russian contacts during his confirmation hearing.
Donald Trump is heading back to the White House from Asia after a trip highlighted by the memorable line, delivered to CEOs, that “there’s no place like home.” His last leg has been The Philippines and his meeting with its President, Rodrigo “Rody” Duarte.
One year ago yesterday, the political earth stood still with the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. A majority of American voters in 30 states awarded their electoral votes and the presidency to an outsider, a businessman and reality TV star with decades in the public eye, but no experience as an elected official. He won by running against the establishment in both political parties, the media, bad trade deals, and policies of countries such as Mexico and China that he believed were not in the best interest of the American people.
"All I can tell you is this, there was no collusion, there was no nothing," Donald Trump said, this time on his way to Asia. The use of a double negative, normally, is read as an affirmation, but it doesn’t matter much what Trump says about Russia. No one believes him, anymore, not even Republicans.
How did we get here? Can’t we stay on point and talk about the tax package, President Trump’s trip to Asia or at least, something safe that we can all agree upon, like the Trump-Russia, Clinton Dossier controversies?
On perhaps the very worst day of Donald Trump’s administration, in which two campaign volunteers, one happen to be his chief of staff, pleaded “not guilty” and a third volunteer, pled guilty to charges by Robert Mueller, the White House is being questioned about, what? Of course, slavery.
Trump at new low in poll
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest of his presidency. Not only that, nearly half of voters favor Democrats to serve as a check and balance to Trump and Congressional Republicans in the 2018 elections.
That’s the finding of a new NBC/Wall Street Journal .poll conducted by Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates and Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies.
His current job approval rating of 38%, with 58% disapproving, is the lowest in modern times for a president at this stage of his presidency.
As expected the Donald J. Trump troupe, including the President himself, have been on record, particularly on twitter. The Russia investigation now headed by former FBI Director Mueller is over. The Indictments have been filed and presented and everybody can relax and go home.
As per Trump’s tweetsters, the indictment of Paul Manfort and Rick Gates
As the White House waits to see which, and how many of its present or former, employees made Robert Mueller’s indictment roll, consider Mueller’s end game. It isn’t Trump, per se, though many would hope otherwise. It’s Russia. The FBI, which Mueller once headed, has always been at the forefront of combatting communism in America.
Today, Donald Trump is meeting with the US Senators to discuss working together to pass legislation such as tax reform. Putting substance aside for a second, the President opened the morning discussion online with a twitter flourish with one of his new favorite nemesis, Republican Congressman Bob Corker:
It first started with Corker interview on Good Morning America--ABC News in which the Senator bashed Trump handling of foreign affairs.
Then came the tweets:
It has been a great postseason for Major League Baseball (MLB). The World Series will feature one of the league’s premier teams facing off against a perennial underdog from one of the nation’s largest TV markets. Ratings are up substantially this year for baseball, in fact, MLB attracted the most postseason viewers since 2011. The final game of the Astros-Yankees series drew 9.9 million viewers, the largest audience in the history of Fox Sports 1 network.
Army Sgt. La David Johnson was a brave hero who died protecting his country far from home. That his death has been politicized is an insult to his memory. The turmoil started with a condolence phone call from President Donald Trump to Johnson’s widow, Myeshia, relayed over a speakerphone. Thereafter, a verbal firefight started. Days of bad press followed, even ensnaring White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired 4-star Marine General. There’re a lot of things to complain about regarding the President, but this isn’t one of them.