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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Supreme Court ruling was a bit of an anti-climax.

You see Mr. Trump is in charge of the administrative branch of the US Government. The State department, those guys that issue visas, are part of the administration. Had he instructed State to tighten up on their rules for certain nationalities, or residents of a particular country there wouldn’t have been such a ho-haw.

The way he did it, issuing an executive order and shouting it from the rooftops, was inhuman. People in transit, with valid visas, were turned away. Immigration officers learned of the new rules in their morning newspapers before their shift were not provided with any rules, and apparently, any discretion for at least a day A large number of people with valid visas had CANCELLED written on them and put on the next plane out. A few green card holders were denied entry.

It could have been handled much better and been just as effective had he stayed off his high horse. talked to the experts and ensured his policy was implemented properly.
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.. and it took you two full days to realise that. Wow!
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The Supreme Court ruling was a bit of an anti-climax.

You see Mr. Trump is in charge of the administrative branch of the US Government. The State department, those guys that issue visas, are part of the administration. Had he instructed State to tighten up on their rules for certain nationalities, or residents of a particular country there wouldn’t have been such a ho-haw.

The way he did it, issuing an executive order and shouting it from the rooftops, was inhuman. People in transit, with valid visas, were turned away. Immigration officers learned of the new rules in their morning newspapers before their shift were not provided with any rules, and apparently, any discretion for at least a day A large number of people with valid visas had CANCELLED written on them and put on the next plane out. A few green card holders were denied entry.

It could have been handled much better and been just as effective had he stayed off his high horse. talked to the experts and ensured his policy was implemented properly.
Strange place the US, included in this Supreme Court decision was the formal repudiation of an infamous 74-year-old precedent upholding the forcible transfer of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II. Which is somehow a nod to the people who label this Travel Ban decision as partisan, if not, how was this precedent relevant?

This Supreme Court decision also has ignored Trump's tweets which leaves them in an incongruous situation; are the tweets legally Presidential commands to be obeyed or simply rants?
If someone is fired by Trump tweet is the firing valid?
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Old 27.06.2018, 16:33
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1960s
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"a week is a long time in politics"
Meaning; In politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.

See the parallel below?
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
1:06 PM - 22 Jun 2018
And not even a week later
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HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE.
PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!

2:39 PM - 27 Jun 2018
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Old 28.06.2018, 00:22
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HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE.
PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!

2:39 PM - 27 Jun 2018
So what happened?
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Republican-leadership backed immigration bill goes down in flames!!

The bill, which was never expected to pass, failed by an even wider margin than expected -- 121-301 -- and had far less Republican support than a more conservative bill that failed last week.

With little fanfare and erratic presidential support, the bill represented House Republicans' most steadfast effort in decades to find a compromise between moderates and conservatives, legislation
The majority GOP party once more displayed their dysfunctional inability to work together (I am not claiming Dems would be more successful! ).

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A senior House Freedom Caucus aide said Trump's 11th-hour push for the compromise bill reflects the fear among Republican congressional leaders that the final vote count could fall below the level of support members showed for a more conservative immigration bill that failed last week.
"Leadership is a little desperate to increase the count because they got their fingers burned with the high count on the Goodlatte one," the aide said. "It will complete the humiliation if the compromise bill gets fewer votes."
So the humiliation was completed

We can also conclude the opposite that failure of the PASSAGE shows GOP do not WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!
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Old 28.06.2018, 10:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

President Trump offered a new label for his supporters at a campaign rally on Wednesday night, dubbing them the “super elite.”

“We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses and apartments, we got nicer boats, we’re smarter than they are and they say they’re the elite,” the president said. “You’re the elite, we’re the elite.”

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He seems to have forgotten his message?

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that North Korea still poses a nuclear threat, directly contradicting President Trump’s claims from earlier this month.
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I wonder who will be the next Secretary of State?

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Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, has accepted a job in the White House communications shop as its deputy chief of staff, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
Shine resigned from Fox News in May 2017 after criticism over how he handled sexual harassment allegations made by network employees against former chairman Roger Ailes.
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Seems like someone who will fit in well

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Trump to Harley-Davidson: 'We won’t forget, and neither will your customers'
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Sad that a US President attacks a major US business who are simply trying to find the best financial solution.
Presumably he is hoping to discourage other businesses from following Harley-Davidson's example; more likely they will do the same but very discretely?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

FRIDAY!
From cnn

Barack Obama told donors on Thursday in Los Angeles that he told then-incoming President Donald Trump that he should rename Obamacare and take credit for its successes, instead of repealing it.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Canada has announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Justin Trudeau’s government released the final list of items that will be targeted beginning 1 July. Some items will be subject to taxes of 10 or 25%.

“We will not escalate and we will not back down,” the Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said.

The taxes on items including ketchup, lawn mowers and motorboats amount to $12.6bn

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While Trump continues to attack his closest allies nobody knows where this cr#p will end
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Canada has announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Justin Trudeau’s government released the final list of items that will be targeted beginning 1 July. Some items will be subject to taxes of 10 or 25%.

“We will not escalate and we will not back down,” the Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said.

The taxes on items including ketchup, lawn mowers and motorboats amount to $12.6bn

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While Trump continues to attack his closest allies nobody knows where this cr#p will end
In very high prices for consumers?

At the moment living in Canada would not be so difficult, I buy none of the above
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

General Motors warns Trump: tariffs could lead to 'smaller GM' and fewer jobs
Car giant, which employs 18,000 people worldwide, follows Harley-Davidson in warning Trump that tariffs policy is mistake

Trump is considering US tariffs on imported vehicles.

General Motors warned on Friday that expansive US tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to “a smaller GM” and risks isolating US businesses from the global market.

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Trump administration loses first court test of Medicaid work requirements
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General Motors warns Trump: tariffs could lead to 'smaller GM' and fewer jobs
Car giant, which employs 18,000 people worldwide, follows Harley-Davidson in warning Trump that tariffs policy is mistake

Trump is considering US tariffs on imported vehicles.

General Motors warned on Friday that expansive US tariffs on imported vehicles being considered by the Trump administration could lead to “a smaller GM” and risks isolating US businesses from the global market.

Meanwhile
Trump administration loses first court test of Medicaid work requirements
I had to google that, as I hadn't even heard of the issue.
Should there be others like me: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/29/p...uit/index.html
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In very high prices for consumers?

At the moment living in Canada would not be so difficult, I buy none of the above
The idea of the tariffs is to make life difficult for the US producers not for the consumers!

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I had to google that, as I hadn't even heard of the issue.
Should there be others like me: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/29/p...uit/index.html
Sorry, I was posting with my smartphone and I never did figure out how to post links
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The idea of the tariffs is to make life difficult for the US producers not for the consumers!
I know - but it would help to think things through to their conclusion.
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In very high prices for consumers?

At the moment living in Canada would not be so difficult, I buy none of the above
The idea is that consumers switch to alternative, non-US suppliers. Hence picking things that have alternative sources.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In the alternative Trump world "President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that the U.S.’s budget deficit is “coming down rapidly”"

Whereas in reality the latest data from the US Treasury Department shows from October, when the government’s budget year starts, through May, the shortfall was actually up 23% compared to the same period in the prior year. The fiscal year ends in September.

In May itself, the deficit was $146.8 billion, vs. a deficit of $88.4 billion in the year-earlier May actually up ca. 65%

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Here's the full list: https://www.fin.gc.ca/access/tt-it/c...pcaa-1-eng.asp

I only scanned the list briefly, most of the items appear to be made in Canada anyway (which is what you would expect as the Canadian govt consulted with mfrs.).

Not surprising the press conference was at Stelco, Canadian steel producers will be quite happy.
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Here's the full list: https://www.fin.gc.ca/access/tt-it/c...pcaa-1-eng.asp

I only scanned the list briefly, most of the items appear to be made in Canada anyway (which is what you would expect as the Canadian govt consulted with mfrs.).

Not surprising the press conference was at Stelco, Canadian steel producers will be quite happy.
Lots of "other".
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Approaching the precipice

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US companies, encouraged by a decade of unbelievably low borrowing costs, are sitting on $6.3 trillion of debt, according to S&P Global Ratings.
That sum, which excludes banks, is more than before the Great Recession — or any other time in history.

But this is a dicey time to owe a bunch of money.

After years of extraordinarily low interest rates, borrowing costs are finally on the rise.
That makes it more expensive for companies to refinance their debt when it comes due.
Those costs will only rise further if inflation heats up (forced by tariffs!), forcing the Federal Reserve in turn to raise rates more rapidly.
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Ponzi scheme anybody?
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Almost Friday!!

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President Trump claimed on Sunday that everyone who has ever bought a Harley-Davidson motorcycle voted for him in the 2016 presidential election.

"I guarantee you everybody that ever bought a Harley-Davidson voted for Trump," Trump said on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures." "I don’t know if you know that. I would have to — they call them bikers for Trump. There’s hundreds."

Trump's comments come amid an escalating feud between the Milwaukee-based motorcycle company and the president.
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I know some US Harley owners who are definitely not_Trump; plus many Swiss Harley owners.
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I know some US Harley owners who are definitely not_Trump; plus many Swiss Harley owners.
Hahaha, so he's basically saying Harley never sold a single bike outside of the USA. Cretin.
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