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Even The Left Can’t Deny Trump’s Latest Accomplishment

That’s my President.

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Let’s not kid ourselves:  President Donald Trump has faced an inordinate amount of adversity from his political opponents and Deep State operatives from the very beginning of his career in public service.

The very idea of his candidacy brought a number of liberal commentators to laugh out loud in the faces of those who gave him a shot at the Oval Office.

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Well isn’t that just a hoot, Bill?

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In his bid to deny and defy the liberal expectations, Donald Trump has roared into office, blazing a path that scorches the last several decades of “normal” Washington ethics.  He is the Citizen President that the Founding Fathers likely envisioned as the rightful steering apparatus for our bulky government.  His business acumen, of course, stands alone in the modern mythos of American wealth and has propelled the nation’s consumer confidence to incredible heights.

The numbers: Consumer confidence surged in February, the first month Americans started to benefit from the Trump tax cuts, to the highest level since November 2000. Evidently the recent selloff in U.S. stock markets did little to dampen their optimism.

The index rose to 130.8 this month from a revised 124.3 in January, the Conference Board said Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast the index to read 127.3.

It’s the first time the index has surpassed 130 since Bill Clinton was president.

Even the left has a hard time denying basic mathematics here, making this win so much more savory for the President.

Now, being on a roll as he is, President Trump has a new set of numbers to brag about on Friday, in order to carry some swagger into Saturday and The Sabbath.

The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April and unemployment ticked down to 3.9 percent, the lowest since before the bursting of the tech bubble at the end of the last century.

Economists had forecast nonfarm payrolls to grow by 192,000 and unemployment to tick down from 4.1 percent to 4.0 percent, according to Thomson Reuters. The unemployment rate had been stuck at 4.1 percent for sixth months.

April’s employment report showed that hiring has snapped back from a particularly weak March when the economy added just 135,000 jobs, according to the revised figure released Friday. Initially, March was reported to have added just 103,000 jobs. March’s weakness was likely due to harsh weather and payback from a particularly strong hiring month in February, which added 324,000 jobs after Friday’s revisions.

Boom.

So what does that mean, in the context of all things?

It means that a long-shot, Citizen President defeated the most well-oiled political machine in the history of America, and then, while enduring a special counsel-led investigation into an unverifiable espionage claim, and being blackmailed by the Russians with a sex tape, still had time to end the Korean War and roll back 30 years of unemployment losses.

That’s my President.

 

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Protests And Riots Now Being Blamed On Coronavirus Shutdowns

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All of the violence, rioting, and looting that is exploding across the country due to the death of George Floyd is now being blamed on another set of factors that might help explain why things are so intense. According to psychologists and pandemic researchers, things are so bad right now due to everyone being cooped up for months during the coronavirus lockdowns that had taken place across the United States earlier this Spring. Historian John Berry, who has written numerous books on the subject of past pandemics, said, “I do think the pandemic aggravated things.” Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: Tension built up during the lockdowns due to the massive joblessness — especially for those making less than $40,000 a year, African Americans disproportionately getting sick from the virus, and people being shut in the house for months, Berry said. “One can’t understate the role of pandemic in the protests,” said Alec MacGillis, former Baltimore Sun reporter, on Twitter. “For weeks, people have been told to stay home. They’ve had no social contact with large groups, which humans crave. Now, they can.” If you take a look at Minnesota, where the incident with Floyd took place, folks had been social distancing there for almost two full months. There were no bars, no hair salons, or restaurants or movie theaters open during that time. In fact, they weren’t allowed to open until the beginning of June, and even then there are a lot of restrictions still in effect. “No doubt in my mind that the pandemic has eroded people’s capacity to tolerate additional frustration and anxiety,” Dr. Kenneth Eisold, a practicing psychoanalyst, told the Washington Examiner. “I also suspect that the riots reflect an unconscious protest against the lockdown.” Dr. Joe Pierre, a health science clinical professor with UCLA, said…

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Rod Rosenstein Says If He Knew Then, What He Knows Now, He Wouldn’t Have Signed Carter Page FISA Warrant

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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has come out and admitted that if he possessed the knowledge he now has, back before signing the FISA warrant for Carter Page, he would never have signed it. Well, you know what they say. Hindsight is 20/20. Everything had a tendency to look clearer when you reflect back on it after the fact. The problem, of course, is that by then it is too late. This is why it is important to operate from a set of well-grounded principles that will guide you when things seem unclear. Just a thought. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Rosenstein, who also appointed special counsel Robert Mueller while overseeing the Russia investigation after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, testified in a public session with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he was unaware of the serious flaws with the Page FISA process that were uncovered by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. “If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application?” Graham asked. Rosenstein replied: “No, I would not.” Graham went on to ask if the reason why he wouldn’t have signed it looking back on it now was because Mr. Horowitz found that exculpatory information was withheld from the court. “Among other reasons, yes sir,” Rosenstein said. The report from Horowitz slammed the Justice Department and the FBI for what it called “17 significant errors and ommissions” related directly to the FISA warrants against Page in 2016 and 2017, along with the bureau’s heavy reliance upon the dossier put together by British spy Christopher Steele, which is also considered to be flawed. Steele was commissioned to put together the package containing his “research” by Fusion GPS, which was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign,…

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