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As well as the Syrian air strikes there was other big news in the US yesterday.

NY Times: U.S. Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice

The confirmation saga did not help the reputation of the Supreme Court, either. The justices say politics plays no role in their work, but the public heard an unrelentingly different story over the last year, with politicians, pundits and well-financed outside groups insisting that a Democratic nominee would rule differently from a Republican one.

BBC:  Trump Welcomes New ‘Friend’ Xi

“Tremendous progress” has been made in talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Donald Trump has said on the summit’s second and final day.

“I think truly progress has been made,” the US president said, declaring the relationship as “outstanding”.

The two men and their staff sat face to face for talks at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida.

Last year Mr Trump said China had “raped the US” and vowed to brand the superpower a currency manipulator.

I don’t know how the Chinese will view a two-faced Trump.


  1. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Apparently the Pentagon are looking into whether Russia was involved in the Syrian Chemical Weapons attack.

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  2. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    The Security Council are currently holding an emergency meeting on Syria.

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  3. Brown

     /  April 8, 2017

    China will be completely comfortable with a two faced anything believing they have already mastered the style and can better any competitor.

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 8, 2017

    As Trump said, “Look at Sweden”:

    I wonder if his loony Left critics are ready to apologise yet?

    • Corky

       /  April 8, 2017

      Never.. they just blab on regards.

    • Zedd

       /  April 8, 2017

      again with blaming the ‘loony left’… Alan

      “whose responsible ?” 😀

      • “again with blaming the ‘loony left’… Alan

        “whose responsible ?” 😀”

        At a rough guess I’d say a fervent, political Islamist activist. Not breaking any moulds there methinks

  5. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Breaking News: President Trump has accepted President Xi’s invitation to make a state visit to China.

  6. Nelly Smickers

     /  April 8, 2017

    Looks like Sean might have been up late *deleting* a few old tweets……LOL ❗

    • These are my principles and if you don’t like them – I have others. Groucho Marx

  7. And it’s as simple as this on The Dems who opposed Gorsuch…. edict from on high – i.e. Duck Dynasty. 😎😎😎

    “Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that Democrats who opposed the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as America’s next Justice are “Godless” and “lawless.”
    “What I think about it is: Psalms 14:1 makes a clear, concise statement, and the statement is a fool says in his heart there is no God,” Robertson said in the exclusive interview when asked about Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats planning to try to block confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “These people are Godless. And if you’re Godless, then you’re lawless—you practice lawlessness. Everyone who sins breaks the law. In fact, sin is lawlessness—that’s the Biblical definition of lawlessness.”

  8. Missy

     /  April 8, 2017

    Civil war in the White House by the sounds of it.

    Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner reportedly despise each other, and the rumours are that Trump is considering sacking Bannon, and Priebus.

    Apparently Bannon and Kushner clashed over the Syrian Air Strikes, and the fact that Trump went ahead with the strikes against Bannon’s recommendation is seen as evidence of his waning influence with Trump.

    • Seems to be getting worse. Bannon was dropped from the NSC a few days ago. One report said that Trump didn’t like him being referred to as a puppet of.President Bannon.

    • Kushner seems to be getting more and more influence.

      Hadn’t he just been sent to the Middle east to sort it all out?

      • Missy

         /  April 8, 2017

        He does seem to be getting more influence, that could be a good thing as apparently he has a calming influence over Trump. Also he – and Ivanka – have reportedly moderated some of the more extreme policy ideas. Time will tell, however, if Kushner gets a more senior role there will be accusations of nepotism.

        • Gezza

           /  April 8, 2017

          When Bibi came over & hoodwinked Trumpy into saying he didn’t support a separate Palestinian state, he also said in his smarmy speech in reply that he & Jared were very close, & that he’s known him ever since he was just an impressionable young lad.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 8, 2017

      I read quite a while ago that Trump liked to have conflicting opinions to consider and choose between them. Apparently Bannon has had more failures than Kushner. Trump likes winners. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

      • Missy

         /  April 8, 2017

        Yeah, I have heard that about Trump as well. It will be interesting how it all works out, though I understood from the article that it is the open hostility between Bannon and Kushner that may be the reason for the possibility of a sacking as opposed to the failures.