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Trump’s presidency facing monumental
failure unless he wises up pronto

New York Post, by John Podhoretz

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Posted By:Toledo, 5/18/2017 6:27:19 AM

Right now, the very best you can say about Donald Trump is that he stinks at this whole president thing — in large part because he keeps creating trouble for himself and entirely on his own. Yes, the media are against him. Yes, the Democrats want his scalp. But everyone inclined to indulge President Trump in his self-pity about how he’s being badly treated by others in Washington and badly served by his own staff is ignoring the basic facts of the political situation he is bungling at present like no one has bungled it before. He just won an election and

More hysteria from a known never-Trumper


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Reply 1 - Posted by: techwreck, 5/18/2017 6:38:38 AM     (No. 11256853)

The establishment mouthpiece has spoken! Trump - BAD!; GOP Congress - GOOD!

He wants Americans to go back to sleep and let Ryan & McConnell run their lives.

Ain´t gonna´ happen!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 5/18/2017 6:45:21 AM     (No. 11256857)

Trump has not broken the law nor has he committed an impeachable offense. The Republicans are behaving the way they always behave. They are weak willed and do not know how to lead. That certainly did not start with Trump. Comey might very well have just fallen off a turnip truck. If he believes Trump´s remarks (conversations like this happen daily in DC) rise to the level of obstruction of justice then why was this little tidbit tucked away in a drawer somewhere? The only advice I would give Trump is to drop the word ´unfair´ from his vocabulary and treat the media with the contempt they deserve.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lazyman, 5/18/2017 6:57:48 AM     (No. 11256864)

3 1/2 years is a long time to settle in and unfortunately for all these idiots you actually need and require evidence to impeach. The unhinged press should be losing all credibility soon and the weak minded republican milquetoasts will find their way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thomthomp, 5/18/2017 7:10:37 AM     (No. 11256870)

Trump is fighting the Democrats, the media, the deep state, and, with few exceptions, the Republicans in Congress, most of whom have no goals except to maintain their cushy jobs. The Republican Party seems to have no agenda except to come in at least second in elections. If they don´t get behind our President they will assure that result.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/18/2017 7:17:01 AM     (No. 11256875)

Sorry, John - if I ain´t readin´ Jonah, who I like aside from his NeverTrumpness, I sure ain´t readin´ you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 5/18/2017 7:18:53 AM     (No. 11256876)

Actually, NY PO, it is your rag that needs to wise up and go out of business.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley, 5/18/2017 7:21:08 AM     (No. 11256878)

John, I don´t believe Trump to be a fool.

I do believe comey to be a liar. Anybody can say anything about what was said in a private conversation and even write a memo about it.

This is war. I hope the republican realize that. Trump is their only horse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: scurfie, 5/18/2017 7:38:07 AM     (No. 11256894)

The establishment GOP wants Trump gone and have Pense installed as President. That´s the plan and we need to support Trump right now and stop it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bamatex, 5/18/2017 7:46:41 AM     (No. 11256912)

Notice the hysteria ramps up after Comey is fired. The commies are afraid of a real FBI director, so they attempt to marginalize Trump. Sunlight is what is feared in liberal la-la land--and that means that the uniparty must choose the FBI director and Trump may not. Watch--the nominee will be a lefty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/18/2017 7:50:58 AM     (No. 11256922)

The others of you have covered it. Podhoretz: Pass.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/18/2017 7:56:09 AM     (No. 11256924)

On Comey and the constitutional crisis some are yammering about, Rush made a good point yesterday: There is no mention of the FBI Director in the Constitution. The FBI Director serves the president, not the other way around. He’s an employee. Like any other employee, he can be fired.

As for those who complain that he was fired while away from Washington, that was simply to keep him from being able to clean out his office. Those who have never been in corporate business might not understand. It can seem cruel. It is for a good purpose. Not everyone leaves happily. Some would destroy their own trail. Lots of reasons. It was done properly for that particular circumstance.

Did you know that Comey was in the habit of keeping very sensitive files in his office rather than putting them in the DoJ central files?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MoBeef4u, 5/18/2017 7:56:14 AM     (No. 11256925)

While I don´t accept the totality of Podhoretz´s argument I have to admit that it would be a relief if Trump would stop giving ammunition to all the factions that are gunning for him. They want to bury him and he keeps handing them the shovel. He has a tendency to shoot from the lip (or in the case of Twitter, the finger) and ends up making a bad situation worse. I know that´s just the way he is but he is turning into his own worst enemy. If this doesn´t change Podhoretz´s prediction may very well come true.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lalo, 5/18/2017 8:23:19 AM     (No. 11256969)

Deleted. We do not insult other posters.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/18/2017 8:25:25 AM     (No. 11256972)

PT makes ´em crazier than they normally are. He´s like a kid messing with an ant hill. He imagines himself at war and pretty soon, the ants bite him back. He needs to stop playing around and get back to business.

Make the business of the nation his business. Get around the country, talk to people, make a show of us, not the G Dmn media and beltway politicians. We love the guy. And he needs to give us a way to show that love. To Hell with all the other crap.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: save America, 5/18/2017 8:33:41 AM     (No. 11256983)

I would and will vote for President Trump again. But I will never vote for one of these gutless Repubs again. They do not deserve these cushy jobs we let them abuse daily.Dems stick together but our side needs a mirror under their nose to see if they are breathing and alive.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Poobah, 5/18/2017 8:58:20 AM     (No. 11257025)

Trump is right to be strong. As Patton said, "L´audace, l´audace, toujours l´audace."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/18/2017 9:30:01 AM     (No. 11257062)

It may have worked "battling" fat Rosie. It doesn´t work when battling a multi-front political war versus your former media friends and the Uniparty. Kellyanne Conway looks like she is suffering onset of the 1000 year stare. And she´s about the only surrogate Trump can send out there.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/18/2017 9:44:07 AM     (No. 11257078)

It´s only a failure in the sick minds of his enemies. In the real world he is having monumental success and there is more to come. Failure is not an option. In the words of The Blues Brothers, he´s on a mission from God.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/18/2017 9:50:57 AM     (No. 11257084)

The #NeverTrumpers and the Left-run media focus on things that annoy them. Those who pay attention to the positive successes he has had and continues to have - the things he has achieved for us in less than six months - are not jumping into the little anti-Trump minicar.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: judy, 5/18/2017 10:00:37 AM     (No. 11257099)

I have yet to see anything Trump had done wrong. It´s the media´s made up daily drama to keep Trump´s message from being reported . Stop blaming Trump you sound like Brian Kilmeade, he has made Fox & friends unwatchable .

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/18/2017 10:07:49 AM     (No. 11257116)

Re #20, came back because I was thinking the same thing. Some are grooving on the same meme: It’s all Trump’s fault. He brought it on himself. Unless that was by running for president, absolutely NOT!!!

His enemies - here, there and everywhere - have been on his case since the day he announced. Some even before that for reasons of their own (envy? he has a lot to envy).

Now our “fair and balanced” (which can also be interpreted as “golly, I don’t want to be too invested in him”) are picking up what is being put out for OUR benefit. Us. His supporters. (Well, some of us are.) Their propaganda is working. All they have to do is hit a thread like this at a site like LCom and whoopee! We did it!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 5/18/2017 10:09:09 AM     (No. 11257119)

Their whole angst is that Trump is not a democrat. If he was does anyone think they would be making the statements they do? Losers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JediJerry, 5/18/2017 10:31:02 AM     (No. 11257148)

The very best you can say about Podhoretz is that he stinks at being a real journalist, and his opinions are as worthless as the snooze paper that publishes them. A true monumental buffoon with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 5/18/2017 10:40:34 AM     (No. 11257165)

And how many times was he pronounced down for the count during the campaign by these same geniuses? They don´t seem to learn from the past, do they?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba, 5/18/2017 11:04:05 AM     (No. 11257199)

The democrats and the Media will do everything that they can to make sure that the President of the United States does not succeed.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: zoidberg, 5/18/2017 11:10:52 AM     (No. 11257211)

If Trump can be persuaded to read, he should get his hands on The Prince by Machiavelli and take its lessons to heart.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 5/18/2017 11:21:49 AM     (No. 11257223)

Sigh. I had a bit of respect for Norman Podhoretz. A bit, though I regard him as one of those who has stewed in the open sewer of greater New York too long, to the extent of being proud of living in an apartment on West End Avenue rather than an outer borough. Just a different compartment of the cesspool.
J-Pod doesn´t even come up to that level. He´s another example of flawed inheritance, in the vein of Irving Kristol and Bill Kristol, or several others we could name but won´t.
He´s not even TWANLOC, he never was one of our countrymen, regarding us as "the great unwashed", to tug our forelocks and mutter "yes, milord" to his merest whim.
I think Zimbabwe or Uzbekistan would be a good place for him and his kind.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/18/2017 11:25:25 AM     (No. 11257225)

Like it or not, the situation is very problematic for Trump in terms of keeping momentum behind his agenda -- and this constant barrage of negative/false news doesn´t make it any easier. He may not be impeachable, but that doesn´t matter if Congress/Democrats or at least a majority of Republicans aren´t behind him to get his agenda passed through Congress.

So yes, Trump does need to wisen up. He´s got the ability to do that and that´s what needs to be done.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 5/18/2017 3:26:02 PM     (No. 11257512)

So many keep blaming the Republicans in office and the messengers. Here´s an idea. Dont Read anyone who criticizes Trump and vote for Dems next time. Schumer and Pelosi will thank you.

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The White House is said to have gone into crisis mode amid reports Jared Kushner is the focus of the FBI´s Russia investigation, while a former CIA boss accusing the president´s son-in-law of perhaps having committed ´espionage´. Donald Trump will meet with his private legal team - led by New York lawyer Marc Kasowitz - after it was reported on Friday that Kushner had contact with Russia´s US ambassador Sergei Kislyak about creating a secret back-channel in order to avoid having their communications detected by US authorities. The New York Times reported Saturday Trump´s aides have: ´recru

Macron says handshake with Trump
‘wasn´t innocent’

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The Hill, by Max Greenwood    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 5/28/2017 10:52:40 AM     Post Reply
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged to a French newspaper that his intense handshake with President Trump ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels "wasn´t innocent," but instead was meant as a show of resolve, The Associated Press reported Sunday. "One must show that you won´t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either," he told Le Journal du Dimanche, according to the AP. The handshake between Macron and Trump on Thursday drew attention for its visible intensity, with both pairs of knuckles turning white from pressure. [snip] While Macron reportedly sought to convey strength with the

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