By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 26, 2019 at 10:31 am | UPDATED: January 26, 2019 at 10:31 am By Alex Horton | The Washington Post Conservative pundit Ann Coulter had high hopes for President Donald Trump, anointing him an “emperor god” and writing a book, “In Trump We Trust,” celebrating his White House bid. Central to the appeal for Coulter were the candidate’s hard-line views on immigration, including a wall on the border with Mexico. A lot can change in just over two years. “He promised something for 18 months and he lied about it,” Coulter told HBO host Bill Maher on Friday, not long after Trump signed a stopgap measure to temporarily reopen the government without including any funds for the wall, once again subverting his central campaign promise. Earlier in the segment, Maher questioned Coulter on her initial support for the president: “You voted for him, Donald Trump, and now you’re finding out he’s a … [Read more...] about Ann Coulter rips Trump for failing to secure border wall funding
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Jan 24, 11:54 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Kalyan Kumar 01/24/19 AT 11:48 AM First quarter growth in 2019 may turn zeroConsumer confidence down to the lowest everFederal workers and contractors not being paidA dire forecast from a senior Trump administration official has warned of serious damage to economic growth in the first three months of 2019 if no solution comes up for ending the government shutdown and funding lapse.Kevin Hassett, chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisers in an interview to CNN, contradicted the rosy economic scenario projected by President Trump. Trump news-makers had highlighted a recent tweet by the President that carried an optimistic economic outlook.In a tweet, Trump said on Monday that “the United States has a great economic story to tell. Number one in the World, by far!”Scare of Zero Growth To Economy Hassett warned that the economy’s growth … [Read more...] about How Trump’s Shutdown Will Cripple US Economy, Explains Economist
JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO AP, January 21, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the fanfare of the president’s announcement and the rush to release the legislative package late Monday, voting in Congress was not expected to unfold until later in the week. Even then it seemed doubtful that the 1,300-page “End The Shutdown And Secure The Border Act” released by Senate Republicans had any chance of passing swiftly. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority but would need Democrats to reach the usual 60-vote threshold for bills to advance. Not a single Democrat publicly expressed support for the deal in the 48 hours since Trump announced it. Details released late Monday highlight the centerpiece of Trump’s offer: … [Read more...] about Trump’s shutdown solution hangs in limbo
President Donald Trump's remarks on border security and the government shutdown, delivered from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Jan. 19, 2019. Just a short time ago, I had the honor of presiding over the swearing-in of five new great American citizens. It was a beautiful ceremony and a moving reminder of our nation’s proud history of welcoming legal immigrants from all over the world into our national family. Story Continued Below I told them that the beauty and majesty of citizenship is that it draws no distinctions of race, or class, or faith, or gender or background. All Americans, whether first generation or tenth generation, are bound together in love and loyalty, friendship and affection. We are all equal. We are one team, and one people, proudly saluting one great American flag. We believe in a safe and lawful system of immigration, one that upholds our laws, our traditions, and our most cherished values. Unfortunately, our immigration system has … [Read more...] about Full text: Trump’s shutdown offer to Dems
WASHINGTON — One of President Donald Trump's strengths as a political figure has been his approach to combat — to his supporters, that makes him authentic. But in now the predictability of his strategy, tactics and messaging have become an Achilles' heel in the nation's capital. At times, he seems like a boxer who only knows how to throw big roundhouse punches but has little appreciation for how much he exposes himself when he fails to land them, who doesn't mix in jabs and can't get his gloves back into defensive position. Right now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are pummeling him on policy and baiting him into political mistakes, such as his decision this week to ground Pelosi's military flight to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops and what Pelosi says was the administration's leaking of her since-scuttled plan to fly commercially into the war zone as an alternative. They've figured out how he fights, and adjusted to it. He's not … [Read more...] about Trump may have some moves. But Pelosi knows them all.