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Friday, January 18, 2019

In Speech To Farmers, Trump Takes 30 Minutes To Rant About His ‘Wall’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Trump used a speech to farmers to complain — at length — about America rejecting both his government shutdown and his obsession with building a border wall.

Despite delivering his speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, it took well over 30 minutes of monologuing about the wall before Trump even got around to mentioning issues relevant to farmers.

And when he did get around to discussing trade issues, he failed to address the serious harms that his unnecessary trade war has caused many farmers.

Trump arranged unpopular payoffs to temporarily help farmers affected by the trade war — but even those paltry measures have been disrupted because of his shutdown.…

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Trump Spews Nonsense: ‘They Can Call It Peaches’

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Federal government workers received checks on Friday for a total $0.00 — the latest tangible sign that President Donald Trump’s drawn-out shutdown is having serious and lasting consequences for millions of Americans.

And during a question period with the press Friday afternoon at the White House, Trump made it clear that he still has no idea what he to do to resolve the mess that he’s made. When a reporter brought up the fact that he had said the previous day that he would probably declare a national emergency in an effort to secure funds for a border wall, without congressional approval, he falsely claimed that he didn’t.…

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Fox News Judge: Trump Can’t Declare ‘Emergency’ To Build Wall

Reprinted with permission from Creators


When Donald Trump was looking for a catchy phrase during his 2016 presidential campaign to address the issue of immigrants entering the United States unlawfully — a line that would resonate with his supporters — he came up with the phrase “build the wall.” The reference, of course, is to what Trump advertised would be a 30-foot-tall, thousand-mile-long Mexico-financed physical wall along our border with Mexico.

At first, most folks seemed to dismiss this a pie in the sky. Why would the government of a foreign country pay for a wall in the United States built so as to keep its own citizens and residents from entering the United States?…

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