Q: Trump is effective, you gotta give him that, right?
Ford is now not moving those jobs to Mexico
Why is he using Twitter as his 'mainstream' reporting wig?
DHS = 'Dept. of Homeland Security'
Meiyou anymore 'we were there, guarding the border fence, but couldn't stop them! Where's my benes ....?'
I read about it yesterday at '0H':
Trump Takes Victory Lap After Ford Cancels $1.6 Billion Mexican Expansion Plan As "Vote Of Confidence" In President-Elect
42 million twitter citizens is better than the left media, fouth branch of government, incest cousins of the democratic party, why bother being nice to them at all, they waited 2 hours at midnight after he had already won, because they could not believe they lost the election with all all there support for the democrats. Rigged debate questions, attacks from heresay, spying on Bernie, superdelegates and they still lost. screw the media and the horse they rode in on. I wish he would stop flying them around on air force one and make the press conferences outside under a canopy on the white house lawn with snow in the winter and mosquitoes in the summer.
He started in the morning with GM:
If he's right about GM, love it. GM especially because they used their bailout money to invest in China.
Hahaha, Ambi! I am laughing out of the web link's title.
GM replied 'You are wrong! ...', because mentioned model is apparently assembled in USA.
At least the USA still has a car manufacturering industry. ours all winds up this year.No more Ford or Holden (GM) built in Australia. Our government finally got sick of proping it up
Phil: Aus can't support a car industry (22 million people)
I agree but we lost a lot of jobs in the industries that supported the car builders too. you would think after a century we could of got it right by now.
Too much competition from imports - which end up being cheaper to buy :(
So, it's not really about not being able to produce a good car (Ford and Holden both had GREAT cars) - it's about doing them cheap enough to compare to Toyota, Kia, etc.
since when is ''assembled'' in USA ''made'' in USA? Use AMERICAN raw materials and labor to assemble them here in USA Trump should correct this PC term or deifinition of what ''made in USA '' is publicly
It was an overall move: ''don't export job, but most things will be 'Made in USA'' again.
That call was a MUST, if Trump-a wanted to win an election. Reality might be slightly different ... i.e. 'cheap (and lousy)' vs. 'expensive (and good)' ------>staring at you 'China-cheapo-Apple'!.
Cub: again you prove that you know nothing, it's virtually impossible to get all the materials , build all the parts/ components and assemble them in one place. So you are against him pushing Ford not to ship jobs to Mexico?
engeteached, we used to use and produce and assemble products long time ago in the US no importing raw materials like we do now and last time i looked, we havent run out of any the raw materials or the labor needed to make any products here so where have u been lately? Denial is so bad And give up without trying is the way? Dont put yourself too high on your lofty perch its a long way down!
Cub: When exactly was that?
And I'd rather use up everyone else's materials saving ours for when they run out. It's called being smart
Just in case the accusations that president-elect Donald Trump is a puppet of the Kremlin, intent on destabilizing and weakening the US weren't loud enough, moments ago the WSJ assured these would hit an unprecedented level with a report that Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, prompted by a belief that it has "become bloated and politicized."
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or ODNI, was established in 2004 in large part to boost coordination between intelligence agencies following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
One comment bellow the web link:
'Stay away from Dallas, Mr. Trump!'
this is why trump won, oblivious media
I don't know about effective or not, but he's definitely brazen in his bullshit and broken promises. His latest just astounds me.
First, he struts around promising to build a big pointless, expensive wall and make Mexico pay for it. Mexico said hell no they won't pay for it.
Now, the guy who brags about not paying tax is going to have the American taxpayer pay for his wall instead, but don't worry Mexico is going to reimburse the U.S for it. Mexico is still saying they won't pay for it.
If I was an American taxpayer I'd be saying WTF.
Angry Trump blames U.S. intelligence for 'phony' Russia dossier
Better article at '0H':
In an epic (mutual) trolling between president-elect Trump on one hand and BuzzFeed and CNN, on the other, the two media organizations which issued yesterday's unsubstantiated report about Russia having compromising information on the president-elect, Trump first addressed the question of why he referred to Nazi Germany, saying it is "disgraceful" that intelligence communities would allow the release of any information. "That's something Nazi Germany would have done and did do," he says.
He then unleashed on Buzzfeed which alone published the 35-page memo behind the Russian allegations, saying "Buzzfeed which is a failing pile of garbage... will suffer the consequences"
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 11, 2017
And then, in an even more stunning episode, Trump slammed CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.
With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”
“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”
Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”
“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “Don't be rude. I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!” Trump responded, before calling on a reporter from Breitbart.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) January 11, 2017
A snubbed Jim Acosta then tweeted the following: "Fortunately ABC's Cecilia Vega asked my question about whether any Trump associates contacted Russians. Trump said no."
Fortunately ABC's Cecilia Vega asked my question about whether any Trump associates contacted Russians. Trump said no.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 11, 2017
Trump also had some "kind words" for the BBC:
* * *
These exchanges followed an initial statement by Trump spokesman Sean Spicer who said that "for all the talk lately about 'fake news,' this political witch hunt by some in the media...is frankly shameful & disgraceful.... Highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog... to drop highly salacious and flat out false information on the Internet."
Following this, we expect the war between Trump and the media in general, or at least CNN in particular, to reach biblical proportions.
If there is any truth in the golden shower claims, I wonder if that could explain the weird color of his face.
Oh, gross. You can even see where he was wearing his swim goggles.
He is POTUS. How spooks could made-up and then make public shit like that about the pres.? I 'understand' 'releasing' info about the Vlad ... .. I am using hyphens often here ...
Now, I am thinking about civil war again. We spoke on other thread few weeks ago and I was thinking: 'civil war? c'mmon ....'
Both admins. are literary at war.
Snowflakes YOU LOST-TTTT .....fuk-off
On the side-note, of course:
Ok...even though this intel has been circulating since before the election (1 week to be precise), no one has decided to put it out there and ask real questions until now..except Mother Jones...and most people in the know dismissed it at the time.
Putin has his dick so far up Trump's ass right now you can't tell if Twitler is enjoying it or just is taking it because he has to, knowing what the former KGB....turned cleptocrat...autocract...Zsar...will do next...fuck him worse or lay back and absorb the fallout.
Trump and his Russia lovers will go down in a massive flame shortly...trust me.
Trump just went to war with 16 intelligence agencies...this will end poorly.
Unverified, even unverifiable... and even provably incorrect, yet:
"Now BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government."
That's some scary shit happening! I mean, how can the public "make up their own minds" about this sort of thing?
HuffPost is much more reliable than BuzzFred and ZeroHedge is full of Vlad's im-posters.
Will go down shortly? What are the odds for that?
At the moment: 'even'
icnif77...as stated in the dossier, the main purpose of this Russian mission is to de-legitimize the U.S. government and the democratic system above all...this outcome does this...congrats.
USA started manuring with Nulland in Ukraine and more, just after Vlad gave housing to 'Up-yours' in 2013.
This what USA 'spooks' are reporting on Trump-a, Vlad and more is beyond ridiculous.
Vlad moved one battery of S-400 air missile defense to outskirts of Moscow, crew is on combat duty .... does Vlad expect US war planes?
Matter is more serious than we think, and ZeroHedge reporting was/is on the ball.
Blogs might not be 100% true, but trading stuff and articles on economy they're reporting in advance, are 99% on the ball. This is stock market traders website. No hedge-ing!
Let's readdress this matter in 6 months and see then who's insight was sharper.
Icinif77...ZeroHedge is a Pro-Russian...far right website...why am I not surprised.
I am guessing that your man in Washington will NOT be inaugurated in 7 days...although the circumstances of this development are yet to be determined....it could be Obama and the joint chiefs declaring Marshall Law until the investigation is complete, at which point Twitler will be jailed for treason and new elections are called.
I say, 'you are wrong!'. Nothing out of the ordinary will happened next week. I see USA a bit different with Trump-a.
ZeroHedge is market traders web site. 'No-hedge' means (to me) 'truth' or 'there's no other way, this will happened', what chart readers like to state.
However, if you're trading options, you must always hedge, i.e. 'protect your (first) bet with opposite (second) bet', so if your first prediction won't full fill, you won't be caught 'inflagrante' (with 'pants down'), i.e. 'lose all funds'.
ZeroHedge is against FED (with US Banks) manuring and manipulating charts, in other words Zero was/is 'contrary to US Gov. policies (economic, especially)', since I frequented the web site (20y).
So in 2016/17, Zero is pro-Ruski. Is there any McCarthy's clone handy? LMAO.
They are reporting events around the world in several hours ahead of mainstream press. Have a try and read title at Zero and then Yahoo-gle the title. You won't find anything else at search, but Zero's post.
Then, repeat title's search two hours or more later, and 'voila' all mainstream press will be listed. Not shady names, but Financial Times, Bloomberg, NYT, Barons and such.
Zero is my prime news/alert source.
Back to USA recent politics: 'Don't you find it funny, ridiculous?, similar to 2003, just before the war in Iraq? Economy stats are similar or worse now than 2003/4.
I am not saying, Ruski are entirely without the blame, but not 100-90% as US mainstream press is reporting. That's why Trump-a is using Twitter, because he's disgusted with any other US news portal.
It will be an interesting week for sure.
Unless some evidence is released to prove how deep he's in with the Russians though I don't see how much can be done to stop Trump taking over the job because I assume they'd need a very convincing reason to do it. Got to see democracy done and all that...
But,I bet there's a lot of hand wringing and throwing around of plots and ideas going on behind the scenes with the real shot callers, in America and the rest of the world. He hasn't done much to inspire confidence in him so far.
If I was the Donald I would be avoiding any areas with grassy knolls.
Trump-a is 'shaking his booty' EU&ZATO and more:
Politicians across Europe have been reacting to
a wide-ranging Donald Trump interview, hitting
back at the US president-elect’s “astonishing”
statements on EU policies, NATO and the Iran
In his interview with UK newspaper the Times and Germany’s Bild, published Monday, Trump said plenty of things Europe may not have wanted to hear, calling the Iranian deal “catastrophic,” labeling NATO as “obsolete,” applauding Brexit, and reiterating his intension to mend relations with Russia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that Trump’s position on NATO and the EU had "been known for a while."
“My positions are also known,” Merkel said, promising to "continue to work to ensure that the 27 [post-Brexit] member states work together effectively and, above all, in a forward-looking way."
"We Europeans have our destiny in our own hands," the chancellor said.
The call to stand together was also voiced by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who said: “as with the case of Brexit, the best way to defend Europe is to remain united.”
“This is a bit of an invitation that we are making to Mr. Trump. To remain a bloc. Not to forget that the force of Europeans is in their unity,” Ayrault said.
Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, expressed hope that Trump’s attitude will change after he’s inaugurated as the 45th president of the US.
“One must hope that the statements of candidate Trump starting Friday will go in a different direction. If the risks are summed up, it would be very destabilizing, which is not in the interest of America,” Asselborn said.
In the end, the EU rallied to provide a unified response, encouraged by Berlin and Paris, with politicians from different countries rushing to defend the European cause.
Iranian deal "proof that diplomacy works."
A year after its signing, the Iranian nuclear deal was hailed by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as "proof that diplomacy works and delivers."
"The European Union will continue to work for the respect and implementation of this extremely important deal, most of all for our security," Mogherini said.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also defended the Iran deal, speaking of its “great merit” and offering assurances that the powers behind it “want to keep it going.”
Talking to British and German journalists, Trump called the Iranian accord - which the outgoing Obama administration views as one of its biggest foreign policy achievements - "one of the dumbest deals I have ever seen."
NATO still ‘confident’ in Trump
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Trump's comments on NATO, which receives 70 percent of its funding from Washington, have “caused astonishment.”
The president-elect’s remarks were “in contradiction with what the American defense minister (Ashton Carter) said in his hearing in Washington only some days ago, and we have to see what will be the consequences for American policy," Steinmeier said.
"I've spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but NATO foreign ministers as well, and can report that the signals are that there's been no easing of tensions,"Steinmeier told reporters on Monday.
The head of the German parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and a close Merkel ally, Norbert Rottgen, urged the EU to deal with Trump based on his “real politics,” but not the statements he makes.
In an interview with Heilbronner Stimme paper, Rottgen called the American role in maintaining European defense capabilities “irreplaceable,” stressing that "we should shape a Transatlantic relationship also under Trump suitable for our security interests," he said.
NATO itself tried to calm the European public, with spokeswoman Oana Lungescu saying that the bloc’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, was "absolutely confident that the incoming US administration will remain committed to NATO."
"A strong NATO is good for the US, just as it is for Europe," Lungescu said, according to Reuters, saying that Stoltenberg and Trump have already discussed the president-elect’s demands for other members to increase their financial contributions.
In the interview published Monday, Trump pointed out what he saw as two of NATO’s main problems, which were that the alliance was “obsolete… designed many, many years ago" and that “the countries aren't paying what they're supposed to pay."
EU to benefit from better Russia-US relations – Austrian FM
However, some of Trump’s comments were met positively, with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz welcoming his plants to restore relations with Moscow.
"If new US stance results in the establishment of better relations between the United States and Russia… then it isn’t the issue of concern and vice versa – Europe and, especially, Austria could benefit directly from it," Kurz told reporters.
Trump’s views ‘dangerous novelty’ for Europe
German parliament Foreign Affairs Committee head Rottgen suggested that Trump still has “no real” policy towards Europe as his focus remains on America.
"I think, the West as a normative entity and a political entity - that, I think, is in reality non-existent in his thinking. And, that is a novelty and a dangerous novelty for Europe and the world," Rottgen told Deutschlandfunk radio station.
I wish they would just exept it and get over it.
24 congressinal Democrats will not attend the enogaration.
Holyrood still spouts off.
FFS ....you lost fair and square according to your system.
Don't call do over ....it ain't going to happen.
Suck it up Princess
Trump Tells Democrats Boycotting Inauguration: "I Hope They Give Me Their Tickets, We Need Seats So Badly"
It's also about Twitter, you asked ..... see post below.
This is funny .....
In an interview airing this morning on Fox News, President-elect Donald Trump said Democrats shunning his inauguration this Friday should return their tickets. At least 54 House Democrats have pledged they will not attend the event, according to the latest whip list by The Hill. A growing number of Democrats have said they will break with tradition
and skip Trump’s presidential inauguration in three days.
The number of boycotters has swelled following Trump’s recent feud with John Lewis, who said last week he does not view Trump as a “legitimate president," and said he would not attend Trump’s inauguration, leading the president-elect to accuse him of being “all talk” and “no action” on Twitter. Democrats initially vowed they would not attend Trump’s swearing-in after last year’s bitter presidential campaign.
“As far as other people not going, that’s OK, because we need seats so badly,” Trump said during a Fox News interview scheduled to air Wednesday. “No, what happens to their tickets?” Trump asked host Ainsley Earhardt. "I hope they’re gonna give us their tickets. I hope they give me their tickets.”
A growing number of Democrats have said they will break with tradition and skip Trump’s presidential inauguration in three days. At least 54 House Democrats have pledged they will not attend the event, according to The Hill’s whip list.
Trump on Wednesday mocked Lewis, meanwhile, for saying he had never boycotted an inauguration despite doing so during former President George W. Bush’s in 2001. “He conveniently doesn’t remember. How do you forget if you go to an inauguration? I can tell you when I was at inaugurations and you don’t forget something like that."
Separately, in the same interview, Trump said that he dislikes tweeting and uses Twitter as a defense against media. “Look, I don’t like tweeting,” Trump insisted during the interview. "I have other things I could be doing.”
“But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it’s my only way that I can counteract. When people make misstatements about me, I’m able to say it and call it out.” Trump additionally promised he would reduce his Twitter activity once the press treats him more respectfully.
“Now if the press were honest, which it’s not, I would absolutely not use Twitter,” he told host Ainsley Earhardt on “Fox & Friends," adding, "I wouldn’t have to.”
Trump has repeatedly used Twitter for savaging opponents ranging from lawmakers to foreign leaders and even celebrities. Critics have voiced concern, however, that the social media platform’s 140-character limit is too simplistic for complex policy issues.
Trump’s tweets, meanwhile, have become the news market moving catalyst du jour, driving not only stock price moves but the entire news cycles.
Yesterday Fox News reported that Trump will use his personal Twitter account instead of the official presidential account once he takes office, according to a report from NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell. Trump explained his reasoning for keeping his personal account in an interview with The Sunday Times.
“@realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it. ... So I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working — and the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 — I can go bing bing bing ... and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news,’”
Trump created his @realDonaldTrump account in 2009 and has sent more than 34,000 messages on Twitter. He has more than 20 million followers. Obama created the first official presidential Twitter account @POTUS in 2015, but it has only 13.5 million followers, and he sent only 342 tweets as president.