WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump spent seven hours this weekend at Trump International Golf Club here, where a crisp breeze and cloudless skies beckoned golf lovers to the manicured 27-hole course.Did he play any golf?“Very little,” Mr. Trump told reporters traveling with him on Sunday on Air Force One back to Washington, recounting what he said had been a busy weekend of meetings to sell the health care bill and strategize about the nuclear threat from North Korea. The White House refused to provide any details.
I actually don´t care whether a President plays golf, runs, chops wood, reads, or watches tv in their free time. I care whether the president is doing his job. Trump seems to be working longer hours than most presidents. His Cabinet appointees seem to be very busy too. I don´t remember reading about who President Obama golfed with hardly any of the time. Also, the problem with President Obama was his general laziness (at least that is how he appeared to be) and also with specific instances when he golfed like when he decided to go golfing while the country was reeling from a beheading of an American journalist. It was unbecoming.
They certainly didn´t care that Smidgen spent almost a year of his presidency (18 holes, plus travel, etc takes up the better part of a day) playing golf or the fact that he played a lot of that golf with a homosexual pedophile.
Not to mention that, if he did play golf, Trump also held meetings in the evenings afterward. Smidgen most likely went back to wherever he was staying and had a choom party.
Ya know, if I were the President, a lot of things would happen WITHOUT the dang press being anywhere near...they obviously don´t like him and are out to get him, so put them in the basement and ignore them...those of us who voted for President Trump, know he is working to accomplish what we put him in office to do. Drain the swamp.
The press is smarting about his (and now Tillerson’s) having cut back on his surveillance by them. No fodder for their criticism and gossip. Oh, me! What to do? Write speculative stuff, laced with innuendo like “shrouds time at his clubs in mystery”.
To make it worse, most agree with him. We don’t need fake media coverage of every breath he takes, every move he makes.
Noted, #2 and #9. It would appear someone wants the vaunted New York Times to again become the newspaper of record. Here´s a news flash from OTHER than the NYT: Presidential golf hasn´t been news since Eisenhower played it.
Bumbama used 32 golf carts for his foursome at MidPacific Golf Club where he played at least 16 times during the last eight years in Kailua. Also the Club was closed to all members and a full staff was on hand to "serve" the world´s greatest fraudster. Put that in your Times and smoke it!!
If I still had hair, I´d be tearing it out over at arrogance of "journalettes" like this one. You are not OWED a moment by moment accounting of our President´s time. You come across like one of those possessive and abusive husbands whose wives finally realize they don´t have to explain their whereabouts every five minutes.
Makes for a laugh when you think about the kenyan formerly squatting in our White House having a set of golf clubs, perhaps Ping or Callahan. When thinking about POTUS Trump having a set of golf clubs, we´re talking about some with 27 holes, some with 36 holes, etc. What a difference an election makes.
It appears to me the the drive-by´s seem to think that they are entitled to know and what Trump is doing every minute of the day. It´s gotten to the point that if he takes time to take a leak or a dump, the drive-by´s go berserk. "Oh my gosh! Where is he? No one´s seen or hear from he for the past 15 minutes!" President Trump should just ignore them and go on with the countries business. Which that so for, he´s been doing a great job.
WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee will issue subpoenas to Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, the committee’s senior Democrat said on Wednesday, escalating Mr. Flynn’s troubles with Congress.The Democrat, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, said Mr. Flynn had declined the panel’s request for documents and an interview as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.“Those subpoenas will be designed to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need,” Mr. Schiff told reporters during a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. “And I think we need to use whatever
VATICAN CITY — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff at the Vatican early Wednesday where the two had a private 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The president, accompanied by his wife and several aides, arrived at the Vatican just after 8 a.m. local time. The president greeted Francis in Sala del Tronetto,
President Donald Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials,
After Reddit users managed to track down the accounts on the site belonging to murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, someone began editing and deleting his comments. While it is unclear if someone is actually logged in and meddling with his account, or if Reddit took it upon themselves to remove identifying information about someone who is no longer living — it is still an odd occurrence.Reddit users first located Rich’s main account, ‘MeGrimlock4’, where Rich had posted looking for his parent’s lost dog and left his email address.
The Washington Post has published a “blind item” White House report — where not only its sources but the subject of the article is anonymous. Using “people familiar with the matter” as sources, the Post’s Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky report that the investigation into the Trump campaign and its connections to Russia “has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching the highest levels of government.” The person is a senior White House adviser “close to the president,” but the unnamed sources would not identify that official, the Post reported.
A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as “Clock Boy.”The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office.
As President Donald Trump heads overseas for his first international trip as President, many in the international community will be watching his national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, who has just experienced one of the most politically challenging weeks of his career. The trip -- to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels and a G7 summit in Sicily -- will be fraught with international risks, and much of it is riding on the ability of McMaster to steer the President in the right directions. Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ´do-or-die´ foreign trip
When the White House backed off its efforts to dump Sebastian Gorka on another federal agency, the controversial counterterrorism advisor had the president himself to thank, The Daily Beast has learned.After news emerged last week that the Trump administration was setting the stage to move the British-born national security aide out of the White House, President Donald Trump and his chief strategist Stephen Bannon “personally intervened” to put a halt to Gorka’s White House eviction, two senior administration sources said.
Jim DeMint´s ouster from The Heritage Foundation came as a shock to the hundreds of scholars and staffers who´ve seen the organization´s political influence grow thanks to DeMint’s controversial decision to align the leading conservative think tank closely with Donald Trump. But interviews with over a dozen sources at the center of the drama suggest Heritage´s stewards — particularly DeMint´s predecessor, Ed Feulner, and Feulner´s sharp-elbowed protégé, Mike Needham — became convinced that DeMint was incapable of renewing the foundation´s place as an intellectual wellspring of the conservative movement. Days of speculation, tension, and internal bickering came to a close on Tuesday:
Thousands of labor and immigrant right activists took to the streets Monday for a wave of protests in conjunction with May Day, a day that sparks protests annually among progressives but which took on a sharper edge this year over concerns about President Donald Trump´s agenda. Across the country, groups urged immigrant workers to skip work, school and shopping to demonstrate their impact on the economy. In Austin, activists staged a sit-in at the governor´s office at the capitol complex to protest a bill increasing immigration enforcement in Texas.
The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials.The "Let Girls Learn" program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN. While aspects of the initiative´s programming will continue, employees have been told to stop using the "Let Girls Learn" name and were told that, as a program unto itself, "Let Girls Learn" was ending.
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Hillary Clinton suggested her campaign rival President Trump will get impeached, in sharp remarks in a commencement address Friday where she brought up ´obstruction of justice´ and warned of the steps to authoritarianism. Speaking to gowned graduates at the school where she addressed students in 1969, Clinton referenced the resignation of President Richard Nixon and a House committee´s impeachment investigation – but it was clear to graduating students what she was really talking about. ´We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice,´ the
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