The president disrespected America

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    Now we all remember the big stink trump made about black NFL players kneeling for the national anthem. He claimed they were disrespecting the military and by doing so disrespected America and should be fired. Yesterday Trump disrespected a member of the military. Here we see the president who by his standards and according to all who drink trump-aid, disrespected America. Therefore the SOB needs to be fired. Why is it that trump is excused for doing things no other president before him from both parties would be excused for?

    Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019 by Jason Easley
    Trump Just Threatened War Hero and Impeachment Witness Vindman

    In an attempt to intimidate an impeachment witness, Trump threatened to release information on war hero Lt. Col. Vindman.

    Trump Just Threatened War Hero and Impeachment Witness Vindman

    Trump Takes His Insults to a New Low
    It’s one thing to throw mud at critics and competitors; it’s something new to attack the patriotism of one of his own soldiers.
    By
    Timothy L. O'Brien
    ‎October‎ ‎29‎, ‎2019‎

    Trump, confronted by a mounting pile of damaging evidence, would have none of this. So he reverted to form, hopping on to Twitter to lash out at Vindman.

    “How many more Never Trumpers will be allowed to testify about a perfectly appropriate phone call when all anyone has to do is READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” he offered. “I knew people were listening in on the call (why would I say something inappropriate?), which was fine with me, but why so many?”

    A short while later, Trump tweeted again: “Supposedly, according to the Corrupt Media, the Ukraine call ‘concerned’ today’s Never Trumper witness. Was he on the same call that I was? Can’t be possible! Please ask him to read the Transcript of the call. Witch Hunt!”

    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
     
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    .....there is nothing to be excused for...in fact, we PRAISE him for his common sense/protecting America/fighting back against the jackasses--racists--MSM/etc
    MAGA
     
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    He's been spitting on the office of the Presidency since the day he came down the escalator.
     
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    1. The black NFL players purposefully disrespected a symbol of all of America, as a symbolic act of disrespecting all of America.



    2. Trump is addressing an individual based on his individual actions, as an individual.


    3. You are a moron. That, btw, to be clear, for the stupid among US, is directed at you as an individual and not as the representative of any group. You freaking moron.
     
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    We disagree. President Trump is showing how a president gets things done. You may not like them, but we do. Here is a list of Trump's "promises kept"
    JOBS
    Signed the first major tax reform in 30 years.
    Federal revenues are increasing as the economy grows. April 2018 had a record surplus of $214 billion.
    Over 500 companies (507) have announced bonuses, wage increases, and new investments.
    Businesses have invested $482 billion in new American projects and employees.
    More than 4.8 million workers received increased wages or bonuses (3.7% of all private workers).
    Provided $1.5 trillion in tax cuts to individuals.
    American families received $3.2 trillion in gross tax cuts and saw the child tax credit double.
    A family of four making $73,000 will get a cut of over $2,000-cutting their taxes in half.
    Nearly doubled the standard deduction.
    Repealed Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate.
    The bill provides a 20% deduction for small business income, which means $415 billion tax cut.
    Lowered the corporate tax rate from the highest in the industrialized world (35%) to 21%.
    Since President Trump was elected, the American economy has added 3.7 million jobs. One in every 10 of those jobs has been in manufacturing.
    Executive Order to create apprenticeship programs, providing many more Americans access to an affordable education that leads to a well-paying job.

    ECONOMY
    Eliminated regulations at a two-to-one ratio, issuing 2 deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action.
    Rolled back rules and regulations harming farmers and energy producers, such as the Waters of the United States Rule and the Clean Power Plan.
    Regional and community banks and credit unions got relief after President Trump signed legislation reducing harmful requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act.
    Since President Trump’s election, more than $5 trillion in wealth has been created for the U.S. economy.
    2018 full year GDP 3.0%

    TRADE
    Withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
    Working to defend American intellectual property from China's unfair practices through a range of actions.
    Improved the KORUS trade agreement, which allows more U.S. automobile exports with lower tariffs and increases U.S. pharmaceutical access to South Korea.
    American agriculture has gained access to new markets under President Trump.

    IMMIGRATION
    Started building the wall along the southern border
    DHS took action to wind down the (DACA) program in an orderly fashion, following the assessment of the (DOJ) that DACA lacks legal authorization.
    Rescinded the unlawful Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program.
    DHS launched the office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE).
    (ICE) made 110,568 arrests of illegal aliens in 2017, a 40 percent increase compared to the same time period the prior year.
    The number of counties participating in the 287(g) program, which gives state and local law enforcement authority to enforce immigration in their jurisdiction, has doubled.
    In FY 2017, ICE conducted 226,119 removals. The proportion of removals from ICE arrests increased from 65,332, or 27% of total removals in FY 2016 to 81,603, or 36% of total removals.
    The Trump Administration cracked down on sanctuary cities
    The DOJ has worked with Central American partners to arrest and charge about 4,000 MS-13 members.
    DHS arrested 796 MS-13 gang members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the previous year.
    The White House negotiated $1.6 billion in border wall funding.
    Increased ICE funding by more than 10%.
    Federal agents have seized nearly 1 million lbs. (981,000) of narcotics on the border.
    Congress needs to fix the outdated immigration laws:
    1. No catch & release
    2. No diversity lottery
    3. No asylum claims unless pre-approved
    4. No chain migration
    5. Only merit based immigration for who the US needs
    6. No birthright citizenship, i.e. no cottage industry for anchor babies from Russia & China.
    7. DACA kids get green cards but NOT citizenship

    FOREIGN POLICY
    Addressed global overcapacity and unfair trade practices in the steel and aluminum industries by announcing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports.
    Worked to bring foreign investment back to the United States so more goods are made in America by American workers.
    South Korean companies announced 64 projects that will invest more than $17 billion in the U.S. over four years and will purchase $58 billion in goods and services.
    Foxconn announced its investment of $10 billion in Wisconsin to build a factory that will employ thousands of workers directly, and up to 22,000 workers indirectly.
    Toyota and Mazda announced a $1.6 billion investment that will go toward a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., creating an estimated 4,000 jobs.
    Broadcom Limited announced they were moving their headquarters back to the United States, bringing potentially $20 billion in annual revenue.
    President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia oversaw the signing of a historic $400 billion in deals between U.S. and Saudi companies.
    To defend U.S. national security interests, President Trump blocked a foreign company from acquiring a U.S. business for only the fourth time in history.
    Department of Commerce has initiated 79 antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) investigations.
    USTR initiated a Section 301 investigation into Chinese policies, acts, and practices related to technology transfer, licensing, and intellectual property are discriminatory.
    The Treasury and State put new sanction rules to channel economic activity away from the Cuban government, particularly the military, and towards the people of Cuba.
    Considering a range of actions to respond to China’s acts, policies, and practices involving the unfair and harmful acquisition of U.S. technology.
    China imposes contractual restrictions on the licensing of intellectual property and foreign technology into their country.
    In 2014, the U.S charged five Chinese military hackers for cyber-esponiage committed against U.S. corporations and a labor organization for commercial advantage.
    An interagency analysis estimated that China's unfair acts, policies, and practices caused tens of billions in dollars in damages to the US each year.
    Conducted 82 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017. This was a 58 percent increase in investigations over 2016.
    USTR won a WTO compliance challenge against China’s unfair antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. poultry exports, China terminated those duties.
    The US won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’s unfair import licensing regime restricting U.S. agricultural exports.
    A WTO compliance panel found that U.S. tuna labeling rules designed to inform consumers about safe fishing practices were consistent with WTO standards.
    The WTO rejected allegations by the European Union that Boeing was receiving prohibited subsidies.
    A WTO panel rejected claims by the EU that alleged U.S. subsidies to Boeing were causing serious prejudice to Airbus, instead finding that 28 of 29 challenged programs were consistent with WTO rules.
    South Korea and Japan pledged to build closer defense collaboration with the United States, and the President underscored the commitment of the US to provide advanced military equipment.
    Cooperation was boosted between the Quad countries (the United States, Japan, India and Australia) on the sidelines of ASEAN in Manila.
    The US to promote prosperity and security in the region by modernizing America’s development finance institutions and increasing their coordination with Japanese counterparts.
    Persuaded allies to develop national plans to boost defense spending up to 2 percent of GDP by 2024, and for NATO to formally join the coalition to defeat ISIS at the 2017 NATO Leaders’ meeting.
    UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions on North Korea.
    Secured new commitments from Vietnam and China to increase pressure on NK.
    China affirmed it would fully implement UN Security Council resolutions to pressure North Korea.

    MILITARY
    Signed $700 billion in DoD funding to rebuild our military in 2018, the largest amount in history.
    Gave the military a 2.4% pay raise, the biggest since 2010
    Released a new National Security Strategy that makes clear that Russia is undertaking actions that threaten the security of the US and our allies, and outlines steps to stop Russia’s malign interference.
    Increased funding for the Euro Deterrence Initiative, providing billions to increase U.S. troop readiness in Europe, deter Russian aggression, and defend our NATO allies.
    Enhanced its support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine improve its ability to defend itself.
    Working to pressure Russia back into compliance with the INF Treaty to ensure that Russia does not gain strategic advantage from its treaty violations.
    Announced the closure of a Russian consulate and two diplomatic annexes in response to Russia’s cutting of the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia.
    Attributed the worldwide NotPetya cyber-attack to the Russian military.
    Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on U.S. government computers due to Kaspersky ties to Russian intelligence.
    Charged three Russians, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), with criminal charges for the 2014 Yahoo hack.
    Maintained the closure of two Russian compounds and the expulsion of 35 diplomats in response to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
    New the Election Infrastructure Councils to increase information sharing across all levels of government and with private sector providers of voting and registration systems.
    During the 2017 elections, provided onsite cybersecurity support to States, to ensure that their electoral infrastructure is secure, will continue to provide assistance in 2018
    Proposed a new rule under the Patriot Act that would prohibit Latvia’s ABLV bank, which has been laundering illicit Russian funds, from opening or maintaining correspondent accounts in the US.
    Announced Russia Magnitsky Sanctions and Global Magnitsky Sanctions respectively.
    Imposed export controls against two Russian companies that were helping Russia to develop missiles that violate the INF Treaty.
    Response to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine, the Trump Administration sanctioned 58 targets on June 20, 2017, and 42 targets on 1/26/18
    Continues to take a direct approach to confront Russia where it threatens our institutions, our interests, or our allies.
    Imposed sanctions against 16 Russian entities and individuals that were previously indicted for their roles in Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
    Imposed sanctions against two Russian intelligence agencies and six senior Russian intelligence officials for their significant efforts to undermine U.S. cyber security.
    Two of the officials are newly sanctioned. The remaining two agencies and four individuals were previously sanctioned and are being re-designated under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
    Called out the Russian government for its malicious cyber activity targeting U.S. critical infrastructure, including failed attempts on the energy sector.
    Released a separate DHS/FBI Joint Analytic Report that shares technical threat information to improve the network defenses of American infrastructure and raises the cost on the Russian government.
    Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase after the Assad regime used it to launch chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
    Prevented further chemical weapons attacks by announcing detection of their preparation and warning Syria that they would be struck again if the attacks were carried out.
    Imposed new sanctions on the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela, targeting the regime itself, and not just individuals, for the first time.
    Putting maximum pressure on North Korea to denuclearize.
    Revived the National Space Council to develop and implement a new national space policy and strategy.
    Elevated the U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command, to advance U.S. efforts in cyberspace
    Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration to reassert American sovereignty over our borders.
    Signed Executive Order 13780, which restricted travel from certain countries that do not have sufficient security or share enough information.
    Worked tirelessly to defeat ISIS and terrorism around the world.
    Announced the National Guard Would Be Deployed to the Southwest Border
    NATO Member Poland Agrees to Buy and Deploy the U.S. Patriot Missile Defense System

    LAW & JUSTICE
    DOJ announced more than $98 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program to allow 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers.
    DOJ has supported students whose free-speech rights have been under attack on university campuses.
    Executive Order 13809 to restore State and local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment from the Defense Department, such as armored vehicles.
    Executive Orders – 13773, 13774, and 13776 – aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations, including drug cartels and gangs, and preventing violence against law enforcement officers.
    Creation of the new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.
    Designated MS-13 as a priority for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, to allow Federal law enforcement to utilize an expanded toolkit in its efforts to dismantle the organization.
    Expanded Project Safe Neighborhoods to encourage U.S. Attorney’s to work with communities to develop customized crime reduction strategies.
    Convicted eight members of the Rendon-Reyes Trafficking Organization, on Fed charges of forcing young women from Mexico and Latin America into prostitution.
    Returned to longstanding DOJ charging policy for our Federal prosecutors, trusting and directing them to return to charging the most serious, readily provable offense.
    The White House nominee for Supreme Court Justice- Neil Gorsuch-was confirmed on April 7th.
    The White House nominee for Supreme Court Justice- Brett Kavanaugh -was confirmed on October 6th.
    Prosecutors were directed by the Department of Justice to focus on taking illegal guns off our streets.
    Signed Rep. Rutherford's STOP School Violence Act and Sens. Cornyn-Murphy "Fix NICS Act."
    Approved $2 billion for school safety.
    August 2018 - 24 Circuit Court Confirmations and 45 Federal Judges
    The Circuit Court Judges “Will Shape Decisions On Immigration, Voting Rights, Abortion, and the environment for generations.”
    There are 179 Authorized Judgeships For The U.S. Court Of Appeals and Republicans “Have The Power To Install More Than 20 Percent of the Judges on the nation’s second-highest court.”
    Trump signs criminal justice reform bill

    ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
    The Department of the Interior proposed its largest oil and gas lease of over 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Executive Order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling and open more leases to develop offshore drilling.
    Acted aggressively to increase exports of energy resources to the global market. This allowed financing for coal and fossil energy projects.
    The Department of Energy announced the approval of the Lake Charles Liquefied Natural Gas terminal.
    American LNG export opportunities increased under the Trump Administration.
    Oil and gas development was unleashed because of expanded resources and infrastructure needed to get them to market.
    Approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, supporting an estimated total of 42,000 indirect jobs and $2 billion in wages.
    Approved the New Burgos Pipeline, a cross-border project that will export U.S. gasoline to Mexico.
    Promoted responsible oil and gas development on Federal lands.
    Directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).
    According to NERA Economic Consulting, the CPP would have increased electricity rates by as much as 14 percent, costing American households up to $79 billion.
    The EPA reconsidered Obama-era rule on methane emissions that would cost American energy developers an estimated $530 million annually.
    The EPA was directed by the Energy Independence Executive Order to repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
    The Administration estimates that repealing the Clean Power Plan could eliminate up to $33 billion in compliance costs in 2030.
    Signed legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to domestic energy production.
    Kept campaign promise to get America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, saving taxpayers billions of dollars.

    HEALTHCARE
    Mobilized his entire Administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by directing the declaration of a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.
    Created a bipartisan opioid commission and they issued 56 recommendations to help defeat the opioid crisis.
    Directed HHS to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, allowing grant money to be used to combat abuse.
    International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response By Detecting Incoming Contraband With Technology (INTERDICT Act) that gave customs agents $9 million for screening tools.
    HHS announced it would provide $485 million in grants to states and territories to combat the opioid crisis. In fiscal year 2017, HHS invested nearly $900 million in opioid-specific funding.
    Proposed changes to Medicaid to combat the opioid crisis.
    Executive order to reform the US healthcare system to take steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.
    Repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, which required individuals to purchase a health care plan they may not want or be able to afford.
    The Secretary of Labor agreed to expand access to Association Health Plans (AHPs), which could potentially allow American employers to form groups across State lines.
    The FDA has approved the most number of generic drugs in history in order to increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.

    INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY
    Allocated $50 billion to empower rural America to address the infrastructure needs of their communities.
    Transportation projects which will rebuild roads, bridges, railways, and other vital infrastructure.
    Broadband deployment projects which will improve access for rural communities.
    Water and waste projects to help ensure rural families have access to clean water.
    Power and electric projects to provide rural areas with reliable, affordable power.
    Water resources projects to better manage flood risk and improve rural water supplies and waterways.
    Made clear that broadband should be an infrastructure priority

    Promises Kept | President Donald J. Trump's Accomplishments
     
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    So a Trumpster somewhere is keeping track of everything Trump does that Trumpsters like, giving him full credit that anything good that happened while he was office, and thrown in a few marginal things for fun.

    That's nice.

    Meanwhile, he has been an embarrassing, childish buffoon who has taken any dignity or honor left in American politics and wiped his butt with it. As President.
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    Mr Trump doesn't kiss everyone's a$$ to get votes like other politicians
    MAGA = Loving it!
     
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    Right on dude!

    He rocks!

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    As opposed to Obama sending 4B to Iran, as opposed to Obama bowing to world leaders, as opposed to Obama apologizing for America, as opposed to Bill Clinton’s Oval Office hijinks...? The list goes on. In none of the above cases was the other party attacking the president. In this case, the president is defending himself from literally fabricated and unfounded charges. Get a grip and stop with the hair-trigger approach to life.


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    Disrespected eh?

    Is this new buzzword focus group tested? Seems kinda early to switch words since we just got a new one a few days ago.
     
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