Posted by: thepinetree on 03/04/2017 08:43 AM
Updated by: thepinetree on 03/04/2017 08:43 AM
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President Donald J. Trump Delivers the Weekly Address from the PCU Gerald R. Ford
Washington, DC..."My fellow Americans, I'm joining you today from the deck of what will be our Nation's newest aircraft carrier, the soon-to-be commissioned Gerald R. Ford, and as you can see, I’m wearing a jacket and a hat that they just gave me. Not really used to it, but it feels awfully good – I’m very proud of it actually. Our carriers are the centerpiece of American military might, projecting power and our totally unparalleled strength at sea.
This beautiful new warship represents the future of naval aviation, and she will serve as a cornerstone of our national defense for decades and decades to come.
A famous aviator once wrote that, to build a truly great ship, we shouldn't begin by gathering wood, cutting boards, or distributing work, but instead by awakening within the people a “desire for the vast and endless sea.” So true.
In the same way, we must continue to renew the American spirit in order to rebuild our country, and rebuild it we will.
On Tuesday, before a Joint Session [of] Congress, I laid out a vision – I hope you all watched – for how to accomplish that national rebuilding.
My vision includes the elimination of the defense sequester, which has imposed steep cuts on our military.
We must give our sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines, and coastguardsmen the tools, equipment, resources and training they need to get the job done, and get it done right - especially in these very dangerous times.
The active duty Army has been reduced by more than 85,000 men since 2009, and we have over 18,000 fewer active duty marines.
The Air Force, it’s the smallest it has been since 1947, and their planes are, on average, nearly thirty years old, if you can believe that.
Our Navy's fleet is the smallest it has been since World War I, and that’s a long time ago.
Frontline Navy and Marine strike fighter aircraft are more likely to be down for maintenance than to be in the sky.
We cannot afford to continue down this path. My budget will give America's armed forces the resources they need to achieve full and total military preparedness to meet any and all global challenges – and meet them, we will.
Investing in the military means investing in peace - because the best way to prevent war, as George Washington said, is to be prepared for it.
Most importantly, an investment in the military is an investment in the incredible men and women who serve our country in uniform. They are the best of us. They are the greatest force for peace and justice the world has ever known - and we will support them every single step of the way.
These are truly exciting times. Amazing opportunities are unfolding before us - to strengthen our military, to reboot our economy, and to bring back our jobs. If we all work together, and put our country first, then anything is possible. Let us seize this moment and make the most of this incredible opportunity for national renewal.
May God bless the men and women of our military, and may God bless the United States of America, the country we love."
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No Subject Posted on: 2017-03-04 08:51:01By: Anonymous
That draft-dodging coward has no right to wear the jacket and hat of a fighting force. Shame on him.
Trump, of course, has no shame, so we will have to paint him with it ourselves.
Obama didn't dodge the draft; there was no draft in his young man years. Obviously there was no draft for Hillary. The only draft dodger under discussion is Trump.
Trump has further disgraced the military by saying he knows more about ISIS than the generals. He stated he was tested during the Vietnam era by avoiding getting an STD from his many casual affairs. He said that was equivalent to serving in Vietnam.
Check your history before you call someone a hypocrite.
He thinks we need to start winning wars again. I think ALL America was hoping not to get right back into the wars that Obama just got us out of. Maybe he should try doing something useful, like help keep family's together and help to poor and homeless people lying in the gutters of our great nation.
Re: we served... and continue to serve Posted on: 2017-03-04 09:48:07By: Anonymous
yep there are many, many reasons and lots of things to not like about Trump. He is a 70 year old man with a lifetime's mistakes in his past! Could it be possible he learned something from them? might they have given him more depth and willingness to end his life on a high note? Time will tell.
Meanwhile all those precious, perfect folks continue throwing those stones. Hypocrites
Re: we served... and continue to serve Posted on: 2017-03-05 08:36:46By: Anonymous
Everybody has made mistakes. Very few have made the mean-spirited and dishonest "mistakes" that Trump has made and continues to make. At some point you have to quit making excuses for him and call him out for the horrible person he is. Most of us have reached that point. The real question is why you have not. Do you really expect this guy to become "Presidential" after what you have seen in his first 50 days?
I was glad and proud of our country when Obama won even though I didn't vote for him. His presidency policy wise was a disaster. How about a little decency the other way folks? Trump is not polished but just at times an irritating braggart. We might find however that policy wise our country is much better and even freer in many respects under his presidency than under Obama. Government had overreached, people are smart enough to govern their own affairs without nanny state intrusions.
Obama's policy "disasters" ended the great recession, saved General Motors and Chrysler, added millions of jobs, restored America's reputation around the world and essentially ended are participation in two stupid wars. The US recovered much faster and more fully than Europe because Obama knew as their leaders did not that a recession requires stimulus, not austerity.
The Obama "disaster" of the Affordable Care Act brought health insurance to 14 million Americans. The Republicans have apparently still not figured out how to achieve the benefits of Obamacare by other means.
Obama's policies were aimed at helping average Americans. Trump's policies are aimed at helping big business and the richest Americans. That is not what he said as a candidate but it is what he is doing. Watch.
When you have the biggest stick you can walk softly. Otherwise you are just a future victim. Obama made us weaker everywhere in the world, including here at home. If I am wrong just move to the south side of Chicago and see how that works out
Re: OH BOY--ANOTHER PHOTO OP Posted on: 2017-03-05 08:48:55By: Anonymous
The stock market is up because Trump promised to cut corporate taxes. That benefit goes straight to the bottom line, so the market has repriced stocks higher.
But, a cut in corporate taxes is certain to increase the national debt, and that will eventually kill the stock market, so don't stay too long.
Another fiscally irresponsible Republican administration. Cut corporate taxes, cut taxes for the rich, spend $50 billion more on the military and then act all surprised when the deficit explodes. Republicans do it every time they can.
No Subject Posted on: 2017-03-04 12:18:03By: Anonymous
It's hard to respect this so-called president who can't show respect for us. He denigrated immigrants, women, the disabled and more during his campaign. Now he disrespects the environment, education, news journalists and the middle class, while boosting the billionaire club. He tweets like a juvenile and acts like a born again fascist. Most voters did not vote for him; most Americans probably can't show respect for such an unfit "leader".
Re: Dangerous Posted on: 2017-03-04 13:44:55By: Anonymous
Why don't you losers grow up & shut up. A lot of us served in the military.
Obama was not a Patriot and never will be . Look into his background and you'll see things that make you wonder how he got into the Oval Office !
Re: Dangerous Posted on: 2017-03-04 13:49:17By: Anonymous
Dump also gets his information from the Alt-Reich , which is fake news, conspiracies.
Bannon came from Brietbart, which is the epitome of the Alt-Reich.
Bannon is the "brains" (lol) of the Dump administration.a scary thought.
Bannon is working on the Fourth Coming, an end times war prophecy he appears to be maneuvering Dump to sell to America, Dump will try to take America to a war, that is clear . He constantly peddles fear, and hate , a page from Hitlers play book.
Dump must be resisted , the best thing for this nightmare is Impeachment, and put Pense on notice the people will not allow their plans of destroying America.
Re: Corn Eaters Posted on: 2017-03-04 16:45:23By: Anonymous
He truely is the worst ever. He does not understand regular normal American people. He does not know what it takes to work a real full time job and bring up a family. He does not know how to be a real husband and father. He has only been around people give you everything. To separate families over the border is a crime against humanity.
Re: The Sky is Falling!!! Posted on: 2017-03-04 18:41:54By: Anonymous
Quick, call Al Gore and all of the other scientists out there. Get hold of Obama, our greatest military mind of the last 100 years and ask for the help only they can give. The sky is falling and Al Gore can fix that and the Russians are coming and only Obama is qualified to handle that. I forget, which branch of the service was Barry in? Image result for trump at the ny military academy
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Re: The Sky is Falling!!! Posted on: 2017-03-04 22:35:07By: Anonymous
Nothing to be proud of there Gomer. I have a gun but to waste any ammo on a Democrat (especially one as stupid as you sound) wouldn't be as fun as just beating you about the head and shoulders with it. Again, which branch of the service did Barry serve in?
" separate parents from there children" Posted on: 2017-03-04 23:11:14By: Anonymous
Oh God, that line has been used about a billion times too many, First off: If anyone brings a child into a dangerous situation, say, running across the border, perfect example, the parents would be stripped from their children by the CPS so quick.......if they were American kids/parents.
Bringing their children & making more IS the plan de Aztlan, that's how they're brain-washed.
They make their crisis by involving their children while breaking the law.
Re: " separate parents from there children" Posted on: 2017-03-05 08:54:44By: Anonymous
What if they are bringing their children here because in Honduras the boys would be forced to join a gang and the girls would be raped? You are so narrow-minded and misinformed that you don't even realize there is a bigger picture than what you see on Fox.
Re: A BULLY ONLY CAN ACT LIKE A BULLY Posted on: 2017-03-05 12:24:40By: Anonymous
Pick a fight with media. Pick fights with the intelligence community and the entertainment industry. And Saturday you decided to pick a fight with the Obama administration. And just how is that making America great ?
Re: A BULLY ONLY CAN ACT LIKE A BULLY Posted on: 2017-03-05 12:37:47By: Anonymous
Your extremely poor credibility and out of left field comments,are making your presidency look very poor . Stop the ridiculous twitter comments and change the advisors around you. I taking about Steve Bannon , Kellyann Conway, Sean Spicer, and your son in law who should not be at the White House . If your administration cannot fix these Huge problems, AMERICA will need to make a change.
Re: Bully for Trump!!! Posted on: 2017-03-05 17:32:22By: Anonymous
You leftist losers are good for big pharma. The medications being sold right now for anxiety drugs and incontinence are setting all-time records. Where was all of this outrage when Obama was embarrassing America? Corruption Center, the Clinton Foundation, has closed because they have no more influence to peddle and not a word from you leftest crybabies. Get a job and shut your mouths for real change!!!
Trump paranoia Posted on: 2017-03-06 07:25:45By: Anonymous
President Trump angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election.
While citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”
An Obama spokesman gave an emphatic, but noticeably limited response: “A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
With no comment yet from the FBI or Justice Department, the possibility remains that Trump was under some sort of surveillance in the course of an intelligence investigation. A showing of probable cause to a court would have been required to obtain a wiretap of the type Trump alleged.
In the course of less than a week we’ve gone from “Trump presidency on the rocks” to “What a normal speech!” to “How many Trump associates had contact with the Russians, and why did the lie about it?” to “Trump was bugged, really?!?”
10 reactions to Trump’s wiretapping allegations against Obama
Former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. on March 5 denied that President Trump’s 2016 campaign was wiretapped while senators of both parties weighed in on the allegations.
There are several explanations — not necessarily mutually exclusive — for the latest outburst from the president.
First, he is increasingly out of touch with reality. Just as he obsessed over the crowd size at his inauguration and the fictional illegal voters upward of 3 million, Trump’s mammoth ego cannot take the daily drumbeat of attacks and accusations. When adversity strikes — as it did with new allegations concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to recuse himself from any campaign-related investigation — he becomes unhinged and paranoid. He can stick to a teleprompter speech for an hour, but soon reverts to form.
A variation on the first possibility would be that Trump correctly realizes the intelligence community has a good deal more information on what contacts his associates had with Russians than he does. A New York Times story last week confirmed that the intelligence community also has intercepts of Russian officials discussing their contacts with Trump associates. Trump, under this theory, is panicked. An exaggerated, unsupported claim from a right-wing provocateur and gadfly Mark Levin that Trump was directly wiretapped is enough to set him off into a Twitter frenzy. As they said about Richard Nixon, even paranoids have enemies.
Another explanation is that Trump, as he does when things go wrong (the Sessions recusal, disarray on tax and health-care legislation, accusations about his foreign holdings), deliberately creates distractions. He’d rather the media chatter about whether he is sane than focus on the need to obtain his taxes to determine what connections he and his family have to Russia. (Recall that a story surfaced that Donald Trump Jr. was paid handsomely for a speech in France for a pal of the Putin oligarchs.)
And finally, it is possible that he is right that Trump communications were under investigation — but only up to a point. We go back to a story from late October 2016 in which FBI officials allegedly investigated a connection between computer servers owned by the Trump Organization and the Russian Alpha Bank. The New York Times reported that there could be an “innocuous explanation” for 2,700 so-called look-up messages sent from Alpha servers to Trump’s. This does not necessarily mean the FBI or anyone else was “wiretapping” Trump Towers, but we have yet to find out the extent of its investigation and whether, for example, the FBI discovered additional ties between Trump associates and Kremlin allies.
Apart from the server story, news reports have suggested, as a TIME story did, that “as major banks in America stopped lending him money following his many bankruptcies, the Trump organization was forced to seek financing from non-traditional institutions. Several had direct ties to Russian financial interests in ways that have raised eyebrows.” (Trump denies he has any ties to Russia. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia,” he said recently, leaving open the possibility that he and/or his sons have ties to Russians operating outside of Russia.)
After Trump’s Twitter outburst some lawmakers, like Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), chose to take him “seriously,” that is, to call for proof of his claims. Others argued that his accusations only underscored the need for a definitive, independent investigation conducted by either a commission with subpoena power or a special prosecutor named by the deputy attorney general (Sessions, who has recused himself, could not do so). Realizing their error in inviting more scrutiny, Sean Spicer tried to walk back the allegations Sunday morning. He called for Congress — which is already investigating Trump’s Russia connection — to look into improper surveillance during the campaign. He almost begged the press to drop it, saying that no further remarks on the topic would be forthcoming. Good luck with that.
Trump inadvertently emphasized that at the core this is about whether the intelligence community has discovered the president of the United States is compromised. That cannot very well be left solely to congressional partisans or to a Justice Department that reports to him.
Trmp is looking and acting more and more like an unfriendly North Korean president that we all know and (don't) love...
Re: Liberal paranoia. Posted on: 2017-03-06 08:01:57By: Anonymous
The one thing I don't like is liberals who claim to know everything. I also don't like it when liberals copy and paste leftest propaganda on this site. Someone once said and wrote a book called "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder". The left is constantly confirming the truth contained in that statement. They also demonstrate their hypocrisy when you compare their treatment of other liberals to the standards they hold conservatives too. WTG Trump--you are doing a great job!!!
Re: Liberal paranoia. Posted on: 2017-03-06 08:50:06By: Anonymous
Only one thing you don't like? How about Putin? Do you like him like our President does?
Among the things I don't like are people who respond to thoughtful, content-filled posts with insults but no attempt to address the issues raised in the original post. That's what you have done. To like "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" is to simply show you are close-minded and an ideologue. And it's insulting. Liberalism is a philosophy and a point of view. You may not agree with it, but you might give it a fond thought when you cash your Social Security check or use Medicare (or your parents do). Despite the recent election result, liberals have looked after average people much more than the conservatives have. And I think you will see that Trump does much more for the very rich than he will ever do for you or me.