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Just Like In 2016, The Only Candidate That Can Save America Is An Outsider (Opinion)

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President Trump was always rumored to be considering a run for the presidency long before he took that fateful trip down the escalator at Trump Tower in 2015. He was famously asked in several interviews during the 1980’s by people including Rona Barrett and Oprah Winfrey, whether he would ever run for the nation’s highest office and always either denied interest or gave an inconclusive answer.

But as a businessman, in particular one with international interests, he had to have watched the foreign policy positions taken by the US in the 40 years or so prior to his 2016 run and thought to himself, “What are we doing to ourselves?”

And with the front-row seat a man of his affluence was afforded, he must of also sized up the political elite as he rubbed elbows with the Clinton’s and Bush’s of the world and though, “I can do better than this.”

And doing better, or at least trying to, despite the obstruction of an all too often uncooperative congress has been the theme of this administration as President Trump seems tireless in his effort to “make America great” even if that appears to be at times, an insurmountable uphill climb.

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And that uphill climb has been only complicated by China, which is clearly more powerful and dangerous to American interests than in any other time in history. But a quick review of US policy towards the “Red Dragon” proves that the biggest culprit(s) in the rise of China have been the policy makers at the helm of US diplomacy during the 4 administrations previous to Trump’s.

In 1986, the US made the fateful decision to fast-track China’s reintroduction to the Global economy when politicians like then Vice President George H.W. Bush allowed the communist nation to achieve “observer” status with the predecessor to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Eventually, China joined the WTO in 2001 after President Bill Clinton signed the U.S.–China Relations Act of 2000 in October of 2000. This bill granted China permanent and normal trade relations (NTR) status.

These historic missteps were enabled by presidents from both sides of the aisle, but it was “Bush 41’s” administration that in addition to helping form the WTO, also steered America towards globalism.

This shift happened despite efforts from labor unions to intercede as they were well aware of the possible ramifications of a legitimized China (and its cheap labor) to the American workforce.

As a result of America’s new “China Doctrine,” almost 6 million American manufacturing jobs were lost between 1999 and 2011. And additionally, China has continually used its technological and manufacturing reach to execute cyberespionage campaigns against the world, leading US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to question the level of involvement the Asian superpower should have in the building of new 5G networks around the world.

Last winter, there were reports that the China-made android phones the US government distributes to low income families were infected with spying capable malware and just a few weeks ago, a report from CNN cited another incident involving Chinese cell phone manufacturer Tecno, who sold phones to customers in Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Ghana that contained China developed Triada malware. This strain of malware drains mobile data and forces users onto unwanted subscriptions while also collecting personal data.

China is a threat to the rest of the world and President Trump understands it as well as anyone in DC. He saw the dangers posed by them and has worked to call them out, while politicians like Joe Biden have already presented an alternative strategy that sees the easing of tariffs and other methods of appeasement. As America works to regain her footing post COVID-19, the only way to slow the rising red communist tide is another 4 years of President Trump.

Julio Rivera is the Editorial Director for ReactionaryTimes.com, a political columnist and commentator, and a Business Strategist.

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DirecTV Removes Conservative News Network in Blow to Free Speech

The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last. 

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In our nation, we’ve long held the belief that the diversity of opinion is a tool for sharpening our abilities and ingenuity.  The freedom to speak as you want is the best way to keep the evil among us from snatching up the entirety of the American Dream for themselves, and it levels the playing field among the masses.

That it why the latest move from DirecTV is so egregious.

The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

The announcement by DirecTV, which is 70% owned by AT&T, comes three months after a Reuters investigation revealed that OAN’s founder testified that AT&T inspired him to create the network. Court testimony also showed that OAN receives nearly all of its revenue from DirecTV.

The sudden change comes after years of cooperation.

DirecTV, with approximately 15 million subscribers, is by far OAN’s largest carrier. According to testimony by OAN’s accountant reviewed by Reuters, DirecTV provided 90% of the conservative network’s revenue.

“We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” DirecTV said in a statement.

The OAN-DirecTV contract is set to expire in the next several months. DirecTV began airing OAN in April 2017, a deal that began shortly after OAN and AT&T settled a lawsuit over alleged oral promises during negotiations.

The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last.

In our nation, we’ve long held the belief that the diversity of opinion is a tool for sharpening our abilities and ingenuity.  The freedom to speak as you want is the best way to keep the evil among us from snatching up the entirety of the American Dream for themselves, and it levels the playing field among the masses. That it why the latest move from DirecTV is so egregious. The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. The announcement by DirecTV, which is 70% owned by AT&T, comes three months after a Reuters investigation revealed that OAN’s founder testified that AT&T inspired him to create the network. Court testimony also showed that OAN receives nearly all of its revenue from DirecTV. The sudden change comes after years of cooperation. DirecTV, with approximately 15 million subscribers, is by far OAN’s largest carrier. According to testimony by OAN’s accountant reviewed by Reuters, DirecTV provided 90% of the conservative network’s revenue. “We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” DirecTV said in a statement. The OAN-DirecTV contract is set to expire in the next several months. DirecTV began airing OAN in April 2017, a deal that began shortly after OAN and AT&T settled a lawsuit over alleged oral promises during negotiations. The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last.

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My Pillow CEO Blackballed by Banking Institutions Over ‘Reputation Risk’

The left is taking their war on conservatism to absurd new lengths.

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As the 2022 midterm election remains just over the horizon, casting an already dark cloud over the coming months, there has been a concerted effort among those on the left side of the aisle to exploit the events of January 6th, 2021 for political gain.  And, as Democrats continue to fear for the worst in 2022, they are casting an ever wider net.

The tactic is essentially spray and pray:  Throw subpoenas and accusations all over the place, and then beg the heavens above that something sticks.

This is making life very difficult for those who are, or were once, associated with Donald Trump.  This includes the CEO of the My Pillow corporation, Mike Lindell.

During a Friday episode of right-wing political strategist Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, Lindell claimed that Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust are attempting to “de-bank” him over concerns that they could face fallout related to having him as a client. During the podcast, Bannon and Lindell played an audio recording that they said was a call with a bank official.

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“Just because of our organization saying, ‘Well, why are we connected with somebody that could be in the news.’ And, not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, ‘You know what, we are gonna subpoena all his account records…and then also we make the news,'” the person in the recording said. “So it’s more of a reputation risk.”

Lindell went on to tell Bannon that the financial institutions want him to shutter his accounts within 30 days. But the pro-Trump businessman insisted that he is refusing to comply.

“I said, ‘I am not being part of this. I’m not leaving. So you’re going to have to throw me out of your bank,'” he said. During the segment, Bannon put the phone numbers and contact information of top officials at the institutions onscreen—urging supporters to call and complain.

And, finally…

“Where does it end everybody? Where does it end?” Lindell asked, suggesting that he is being persecuted for his controversial activism. He contended that the banks’ decision was related to his refusal to comply with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 pro-Trump attack against the U.S. Capitol.

As the January 6th committee grows bolder and brasher, we should perhaps expect more examples of such political discrimination to make headlines.

As the 2022 midterm election remains just over the horizon, casting an already dark cloud over the coming months, there has been a concerted effort among those on the left side of the aisle to exploit the events of January 6th, 2021 for political gain.  And, as Democrats continue to fear for the worst in 2022, they are casting an ever wider net. The tactic is essentially spray and pray:  Throw subpoenas and accusations all over the place, and then beg the heavens above that something sticks. This is making life very difficult for those who are, or were once, associated with Donald Trump.  This includes the CEO of the My Pillow corporation, Mike Lindell. During a Friday episode of right-wing political strategist Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, Lindell claimed that Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust are attempting to “de-bank” him over concerns that they could face fallout related to having him as a client. During the podcast, Bannon and Lindell played an audio recording that they said was a call with a bank official. “Just because of our organization saying, ‘Well, why are we connected with somebody that could be in the news.’ And, not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, ‘You know what, we are gonna subpoena all his account records…and then also we make the news,'” the person in the recording said. “So it’s more of a reputation risk.” Lindell went on to tell Bannon that the financial institutions want him to shutter his accounts within 30 days. But the pro-Trump businessman insisted that he is refusing to comply. “I said, ‘I am not being part of this. I’m not leaving. So you’re going to have to throw me out of your bank,'” he said. During the…

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