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  1. Gezza

     /  March 13, 2017

    The latest egotistical tweets from THE DONALD OF THE UNITED STATES’s Twitter Account :


    [45th POTUS, 1st DOTUS]
    ……..
    Donald J. Trump Retweeted
    Mar 9
    Fox Nation‏ ‪@foxnation‬
    .‪@realDonaldTrump‬’s First Full Month in Office Sees Biggest Jobs Gain ‘In Years’: Report: etc
    ……..
    Mar 10
    Despite what you hear in the press, healthcare is coming along great. We are talking to many groups and it will end in a beautiful picture!

    Presumably this means he will appear in the picture? 😳 Ed.
    ……..
    ‘U.S. Consumer Comfort Just Reached Its Highest Level in a Decade’ (with link to bloomberg.com news article & graph).
    ……..
    Donald J. Trump Retweeted
    Mar 11
    DRUDGE REPORT‏ ‪@DRUDGE_REPORT‬
    GREAT AGAIN: +235,000
    U.S. Jobs, Pay Show Solid Gains in Trump’s First Full Month
    bloomberg.com
    ……..
    We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done!
    ……

    ……..

    ……..
    [Includes Video. Don’t look, Al. 😬 Ed.]

    ……..
    [Some stuff there sounds promising, if it’s actually down to him.

    Been rather quiet. Might be working out the “great deal” he plans to offer Mahmoud Abbas? Should be interesting. Does he own some real estate or a few olive groves in Palestine? Anyone know? 😬 Ed.]
    ……..
    More Trump tweets may possibly be found here when The Donald has spare time: https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
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    Mon 13 Mar 2017. 0600 hours

  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 13, 2017

    “Been rather quiet.” ….maybe *Trumpy’s* minders have taken action 😄

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 13, 2017

    This thru from *Kimmie* in the early hours…..as Wayne just said, “The Donald may have been dead right about McCain……sounds like it’s time the silly old bastard retired ❗ ”

    LOL 😄 😄 😄

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  March 13, 2017

    Interesting piece from Piers Morgan on Trump’s predecessor.
    It makes a very interesting counterpoint when you compare the difference in coverage of the two leaders as president…

    Whether you like Piers or not – and to be fair, who does? – The stats show fairly conclusively the media bias in Trump reporting given the free pass BO got over 8 years.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4301466/PIERS-MORGAN-Obama-deported-millions-killed-thousands.html

    Highlights:

    Illegal Immigrants:

    “…In fact, Obama deported nearly THREE MILLION people.
    That is the most deported by any president, ever.
    His appalled critics even dubbed him ‘Deporter-in-Chief.’
    When challenged, Obama loved to pretend that he was only deporting ‘criminals’.
    The truth is very different. Over half of all immigrants deported under Obama had no criminal convictions.”

    Warmongering:

    “Recently released figures revealed that in 2016, US special operations were active in 70% of the world’s nations, or 138 countries. This was a 130% increase over Bush’s administration.
    In the same year, Obama ordered his military to drop at least 26,171 bombs. That’s 72 a day, or three every hour.
    They rained relentlessly down on seven majority-Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.
    Yes, Bomber Barack deliberately targeted Muslims, folks.”

    “Obama ordered 10 times more drone strikes than George W. Bush, a mind-blowing statistic.
    Yet when he left office, his administration laughably tried to claim only 117 civilians died in all this bombing.
    That was an obvious lie.
    Independent assessors put the estimated death toll massively higher, in the 1000s.”

    Press Freedoms:

    “As for ‘Monster’ President Trump’s war with the media, arguably the single worst offender in presidential history when it came to attacking press freedom was…you’ve guessed it, Barack Obama.
    Under Obama, the Justice Department and FBI spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, and pursued Fox News reporter James Rosen’s private emails, then misled Congress about it.
    His administration set a record for failing to provide information requested by the press and public under the Freedom of Information Act.
    As for Trump’s war with the media, arguably the single worst offender when it came to attacking press freedom was Obama. Under him, the Justice Department and FBI spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, and pursued Fox News reporter James Rosen’s private emails, then misled Congress about it

    It used the Espionage Act to prosecute whistle-blowing leakers more than all of his predecessors combined.
    Veteran New York Times reporter James Risen said Obama’s administration was ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.’ Others say it was even worse than in the Nixon era.
    Mr ‘Transparent’ turned out to be as transparent as the heavily fortified doors on the presidential car, The Beast.”

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  March 13, 2017

      That’s why Clinton lost and why the public have lost trust in the partisan bad journalism of the Lefty MSM.

      • Gezza

         /  March 13, 2017

        It’s way too soon to be comparing Obama’s alleged misuse of intelligence agencies with Trump’s. He hasn’t cranked that up yet, too busy twittering – hasn’t even got all his stooges & their stooges in place yet.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  March 14, 2017

          It’s not too soon to be comparing the media’s treatment of the two though. Obama did all this with barely a murmur from the MSM while Trump has done almost none of it with enough screaming and shouting from the MSM to waken the dead.

          • Gezza

             /  March 14, 2017

            Well Obama might just have been a quiet achiever. Trumpy’s a big noter?

            His backers are all over the place. I mean here his cronies are boasting about the number of illegals they’ve got rid of since he got his hands on the Preidential Felt Pen supply, at that same time as they’re complaining Obama set a record for the same thing. Explain that to me?

            • High Flying Duck

               /  March 14, 2017

              That’s changing the argument – again.
              You are saying the critics of Obama’s deportations are the same ones backing Trump which is a false argument.
              The point is that Trump is being vilified by the media on issues that Obama was not exactly an angel on.
              Obama had a free pass on the same things despite his extremism in the sale areas.
              Take away the media hysteria and Trump doesn’t lash out so much and the whole issue deflates.

            • Gezza

               /  March 14, 2017

              Well, I mean Obama is black & was a muslim who wasn’t even born in the US according to Trumpy & / or his supporters until relatively recently, so obviously these were tender areas for the msm to explore. Best left to Prison Planet & Fox to investigate & report on, although they might differ on the involvement of the illuminati & secret FEMA concentration camps established for when Obama’s thugs came to get their guns & to spirit them away to where they could be dumbed down & neutralised with vaccinations & fluoride.

              As for changing the argument, or even actually having one, do you mind if I mention Kellyanne? Or Sean?

    • Conspiratoor

       /  March 14, 2017

      Saw this on the whale yesterday High Flyer. Morgan lists a few more…

      Drug abuse in America, particularly involving opiates, rocketed to obscene levels in the Obama years.
      Racial tensions, especially between police and civilians, worsened to levels not seen since the 60s and 70s.
      Violent crime, on a downward curve for several decades, spiked by 15% in each of the last two years.
      Even Obamacare, his once-vaunted flagship health program, has disintegrated amid bitter acrimony and soaring costs to millions of Americans.

      • Gezza

         /  March 14, 2017

        Apart from the Obamacare costs one, which maybe wouldn’t be such a problem if they had a government funded health service without the ‘businessmen’ & & rapacious executives & shareholders clipping the ticket and inflating prices etc, don’t these other deteriorations actually coincide with Trump running for President?