While President Trump spends the next two weeks away from the White House, scores of workers will undertake the next steps in a long-planned renovation of the West Wing. White House staffers have been relocated while stairs and leaks are repaired, electrical systems upgraded, walls repainted, drapes cleaned and a modernized system of heating and air conditioning is installed. The massive 24/7 repair work area is an ideal metaphor for the troubled Trump administration rolling toward its eighth month. [Snip] However, one serious problem remains unaddressed – the deteriorating relations between the Republican president and the Republican Congress, something that
FTA: ...the deteriorating relations between the Republican president and the Republican Congress, something that reared its head during the prolonged House struggle to repeal Obamacare. Without repair, this poor relationship threatens to sink GOP chances of holding its congressional majorities in next year’s midterm elections....
I blame the Republican Congress. They´re just as loathsome as the Democrats. Their hatred of President Trump will be their own undoing, not his. Unfortunately, they´re also hurting the country in the process. They care only for themselves. WHERE IS THEIR PATRIOTISM?
I think it´s the other way around. Congress should come back with a better attitude towards their President. Those Never Trumpers should either get on Board, or sit down and quit obstructing his agenda. The voters who put those Senators and Members of Congress in their Seats should remind them what will happen of they refuse to work with Trump and FOR the Voters.
President Trump needs to spend his break repairing his relationship with his supporters. The GOPe leadership in Congress will not again be on his side - not that they ever really were. They are enemies of the people, only slightly less bad than their Democrat UniParty "colleagues".
He can start by remembering that we voted for him and his agenda - not Ivanka and Jared and their agenda. It is time to place his country and supporters above even his family. We are at a point where President Trump himself must be held responsible for the divisions and conflicts within his WH.
Clean up the divisions in your WH, Mr. President, so that it can stand. WTP will deal with Congress next year - and we will not be polite, gentle, or "civil" about it.
Obama holdover, a congress filled with lying Democrats led my screwballs like Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi and Schumer, a media that is on a blend of meth, cocaine and opioids on all things Trump, a completely phony investigation of the resident´s people used as a smoke screen to hide the criminality of the previous administration, a massive garbage dump of legislation (Obamacare) and idiotic previous presidential mandates, rules and outright thievery (Iran, Solyndra, etc), and this article says, Trump is the one who should reach out and repair HIS broken relationship with congress.
Blame Congress for the relationship with the President. If they were serious about repairing their relationship, they should start by closing down the Russia probe, and stop trying to impeach him.
Instead we have the Democrats marching lockstep with their own far-left agenda which is likely the agenda of the Obama administration. As for the Republicans, it is unclear how many of them are working with the Democrats since they refuse to show their real agenda.
How much does a president need his own party? An impeached Andrew Johnson avoided conviction in the Senate by one vote. With the polls shakey to keep the House, POTUS cannot afford bad relations with Republicans.
The joke is on the Republican voters. Every GOPe Senator up for re-election can claim voting for repeal...it was McCain, Collins and Murkowski that messed it up. The House can just stand around looking innocent. Republicans will vote to retain the bunch because 1) My guy is not the problem. 2) Any Republican is better than the Democrat.
The fact is that Trump will be opposed by the GOPe and the Dems until they are rid of him and the threat of swamp draining.
Trump´s numbers are higher than Congress & the democrat media combined. Sorry McClatchy Trump had congress at the WH ,more in 6 months than Obama had them in 8 years. The people like Trump they do not like congress or the media. I´d like to see congress or the media get a crowd of 10,000 people.
Both Trump and the Republican-led House and Senate need to stop stabbing each other in the back and via tweets. As for the polls, most here call them fake news if they don´t show Trump with good approval numbers. That could be true, but all might try harder and work for the American people if they think they´re in danger of losing their jobs.
Surrender, surrender, surrender is the drumbeat. Trump won when the forces that took over the House and the Senate finally pushed on to the White House with the right candidate, instead of the losers McCain or Romney. Trump won in the face of the dem/media machine. He won in the face of almost everyone saying he would not. He won and pulled enough along to pull in the Senate as well.
The whiny mediocrity who couldn´t get the job done now whines about winning and seems determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
WHY would we endorse the whiny losers? Seeking cooperation with them is a dead end. Why would Trump or his supporters want to surrender? If the relationship is broken, it is Congressional swamp critters that have broken it with their timidity and egos.
One afternoon more than four decades ago, Gary Flandro, then a Caltech graduate student working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, was playing with numbers, as scientists and astronomers do. He realized that in 1977 the outer planets – Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus – would be in rare alignment – the first since Thomas Jefferson’s days. Using the gravity of each planetary encounter, a spacecraft could photograph, then slingshot past and beyond each planet, enabling the robots to make a grand tour and visit them all on one mission of interplanetary exploration. Thus began the amazing,
President Trump’s apparent new willingness to work closely with congressional Democrats could have a significant impact on next year’s midterm elections when, history indicates, the minority party is already likely to retake control of the House. [Snip] Referring to his negotiations, Trump even adopted a Democratic description: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Trump tweeted. “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age.” GOP disunity is chronic,
Clearly, many Americans are wondering about amnesty for illegal immigrants under the DACA program. You may be wondering too. Clearly, President Trump has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with amnesty for them, assuming you define amnesty as he does. Which he hasn’t made clear. Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters explained the president’s position clearly: The President has been clear in the past that there will be no amnesty. The Trump administration will not be discussing amnesty. [Snip] and the President has made it clear how he feels about no amnesty
On Feb. 14, 1779, Capt. James Cook, the British explorer, was captured and, uh, cooked by Hawaiian natives. Perhaps not since then has there been such a fiery demise as this morning’s flaming end to the historic space explorer Cassini. The death of Cassini (Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician and astronomer, 1625-1711) was actually a radioed suicide command. Twenty years after a fiery launch and 13 years after arriving to peer around the magical planet of Saturn and its many moons, Cassini was running low on maneuvering fuel. Rather than crashing into a pristine moon, possibly contaminating who-knows-what
Many people profess shock that Donald Trump, the longtime registered Democrat, big-time Democrat donor and one-time best pal with the Clintons, would suddenly turn on his Republican Party’s feckless leadership and do a stunning legislative package deal with old pals among congressional Democrats. It’s almost as if Trump was so disappointed with the ineffectiveness of Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Mitch McConnell and their feuding factions passively-aggressively failing to push the president’s agenda. [Snip] who chose the GOP as a flag of political convenience and overrode 16 other competitors and its establishment’s concerted opposition, is a pragmatist and not really conservative.
You know when you’re on a crowded sidewalk in a hurry and the people in front aren’t, but it’s too crowded to pass and the clock is ticking on your appointment blocks away? Well, relax now in the sick comfort that those slow-walkers holding up your life are going to pay for their pathetic pace, they’re going to die sooner than you. It’s true, according to a new study of healthy adults. Researchers followed 420,727 people over a period of six years. That’s a lot of following, more than most pedestrians would care to do. The good news: They found no connection to cancer among amblers. However, slow-walkers are up to 2.4 times
Next month the administration and Congress face a looming congressional struggle over raising the nation’s debt limit to avoid a United States default. So, Treasure Secy. Steven Mnuchin has just let it be known that he has more important things to do than changing the faces on the country’s $20 bill, among others. Currently, as you might know if you just got paid, it’s Andrew Jackson, an early Democrat, on the $20. He was a hero of the War of 1812 and a rough-hewn two-term president. He was also a successful military leader in battles against native Americans during his
An ominous sign possibly presaging a struggle with Congress passing an administration supplemental budget request for aid to Texas over Hurricane Harvey damages and recovery. This may seem an arcane point to people living free of legislative mind-blinders. But it certainly contradicts these past years of talk about how much Republicans could get done if they controlled both houses of Congress and only got the White House too. Well, now they have it all. Yet, they still squabble over ideological notations on what to do. Perhaps you’ve noticed in all these orchestrated
Here’s an ominous little piece of news that got drowned in all the flood coverage of Hurricane Harvey. It was uncovered by Fox News’ prodigious intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge. It’s a letter from the foreign minister of Somalia, Yusuf Garaad Omar, to the U.S. Ambassador there, Stephen Schwartz. It warns that an al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab, has captured central areas of Somalia, a semi-arid country on the Horn of Africa that’s about 90% the size of Texas with about 57% of its 28 million population. Somalia and its capital Mogadishu is probably most familiar to Americans as
Here’s something everyone — Republicans, Democrats, you and me — should be able to agree on: We all pay too much in taxes and we need to cut them. Also, they’re too complicated. Should be able to agree on. But this is 2017 and Washington, D.C. And both parties are riven with disputing factions that not even a Noah-era hurricane can unite. And remember, this is a Congress — oh, look, it’s still on vacation — that is even less popular among Americans than the low-rated president. Donald Trump launched his campaign Thursday for
Bruce Willis, take the long weekend off. The largest asteroid in more than a century will tumble by Earth Friday in the closest encounter by anything that size in more than 100 years. The asteroid, named Florence, is one of millions of pieces of rocky, grey primordial space debris that’s been flying around our solar system for a few billion years. It will come within about four million miles of Earth, which seems pretty far. It is in terms of Interstate vacations with toddlers. But in the vast scale of space, four million miles is just around the corner, if
If you were not at least slightly intrigued by the public persona of Britain’s Princess Diana, you might want to click on elsewhere here at HotAir.com We were. Today is the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel at the age of only 36. Never met her. Never even saw her in person. But somehow with that shy smile looking down while looking up, she connected with millions of people around the world. [Snip] An invisible chemistry exists between some people in the public eye and the public watching. That mysterious connection has long intrigued
Hillary Clinton said on MSNBC Saturday that women who support President Trump are “publicly disrespecting themselves.” (VideoTweet) “When I see women doing that, I think, ‘Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace, in a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?´” Clinton told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on AM Joy. Clinton commented about the Trump-supporting women after Reid asked her about pro-Trump women wearing shirts with profanities directed at Clinton. The former 2016 presidential candidate added that she thought it was “troubling” to hear about
President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes. Trump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Early Sunday morning, Trump continued his Twitter tirade and called for an NFL boycott. ´If NFL fans refuse to go to games until
Karl Rove, a former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, ripped into President Donald Trump on Sunday for wasting his platform and his time attacking NFL players protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. “The president has two very valuable assets: his time and his voice. This president wastes it when he engages with things like this,” Rove said Sunday during a Fox News panel discussion on Trump´s recent controversial attacks of NFL players who protest for civil rights by taking a knee during the national anthem. Rove added that the president often spends time he ought to be
N.F.L. players and owners, already on edge after critical statements made by President Trump at a rally on Friday night, woke up on game day to another series of tweets from the president, this time calling for football fans to boycott N.F.L. games unless the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. (Snip) Steelers Won’t Participate in Anthem The Pittsburgh Steelers team does not plan to emerge from the locker room in Chicago until after the national anthem. “We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin told CBS. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken about what life was like for her and her family during her eight years in The White House. Her candid comments came during a moderated discussion at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday evening. ´It´s like being shot out of a cannon while drinking from a fire hydrant blind,´ she explained as she told of how she got used to her new way of living. ´You have to tell The White House what kind of toilet paper you like. You don´t know where your forks are.´ (Photos) Mrs Obama
GQ host Keith Olbermann wants NFL fans to remain seated during the national anthem to protest President Trump. “This is simple: To defend OUR right to protest we as fans/consumers ALSO must not stand during the National Anthem until Trump’s threat ends,” the former MSNBC host wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon. (Tweet) Trump asserted during a rally on Friday night that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. ) The president doubled down on Twitter Saturday morning. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be
Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) tweeted that she hopes all NFL players kneel during the national anthem on Sunday in response to President Trump´s remarks attacking Colin Kaepernick. Edwards, who left Congress earlier this year, called Trump a "white supremacist who squats in our White House" in her tweet.
The recent behavior of a number of spoiled, privileged, ungrateful NFL players is unacceptable to most Americans, NFL fans or not. (snip) It would be so satisfying if a group of patriotic fans to have at the ready a flash mob of singers at a stadium game. If the players "take a knee" to show their disdain for the flag and the national anthem, these talented souls would wait until just before the kick-off and then stand up and belt out the national anthem themselves. Chances are hundreds of those in attendance would join them. Then they would exit the
As more and more leaks about the ongoing “Russian collusion” witch hunt by Robert Mueller appear in print, it seems to me that if Russia had been trying to erode our faith in our institutions, the Deep State is accomplishing what Russia failed to do. The Obama claque’s efforts were initially intended to help Clinton when they thought she would win and no one would know about their crimes. Then they continued the unlawful spying to cover up their role in the worst case of misuse of federal power in our history, to effect the removal or emasculation of the President,
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell snapped back at “divisive” comments about the league Saturday, hours after President Trump urged team owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem. At a political rally Friday night in Alabama, Trump griped that players who kneel for “The Star Spangled Banner” disrespect the flag and should lose their jobs. (Snip) Goodell issued a statement via Twitter at 9:16 a.m. Saturday: “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs
Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch had a harsh reaction to President Trump’s called for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Mara and Tisch said in a statement Saturday. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump initially addressed the issue during a campaign rally speech in Alabama for Senator Luther Strange, asserting that owners should fire “any son of a b—h”
His pre-dawn raid was meant to intimidate Manafort, not just to collect evidence. Robert Mueller’s sprawling special-counsel investigation is playing hardball. It was not enough to get a search warrant to ransack the Virginia home of Paul Manafort, even as the former Trump campaign chairman was cooperating with congressional investigators. Mueller’s bad-asses persuaded a judge to give them permission to pick the door lock. That way, they could break into the premises in the wee hours, while Manafort and his wife were in bed sleeping. They proceeded to secure the premises — of a man they are reportedly investigating for tax and financial crimes, not gang murders and Mafia hits — by drawing their guns on the stunned couple, apparently to check their pajamas for weapons. Mueller’s probe more resembles an empire, with 17 prosecutors retained on the public dime. So . . .