Tag: Trump

Obama Uses Presidents Day To Take Credit for Trump Economy, Draws Fierce Backlash

This might work if the country had been in a coma. Former President Barack Obama celebrated Presidents Day on Monday with a Twitter post that just about perfectly captured the obscenely high opinion of himself the 44th president has always shown. But his attempt to claim credit for the booming economy during President Donald Trump’s three years in office sparked a social media backlash that showed many Americans were all too awake during the abysmal eight years of Obama in the Oval Office. Obama kicked off festivities with a typically vainglorious post, essentially bragging this it was his actions as ... Read more

As 2020 Democrats launch ads for Nevada, Bloomberg homes in on Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg will release three nationwide TV ads on Tuesday morning that are laser-focused on one thing: beating President Trump, whom one ad describes as “the biggest bully of all.” The big picture: 2020 Democrats face their next electoral test on Saturday in Nevada, a state with a critical Hispanic constituency. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are releasing Spanish-language ads in the state, the New York Times and NBC News report. Bloomberg’s ads will play across 28 states, including Nevada and its Reno market to hit California voters near the area, campaign spokesperson ... Read more

Iran’s President: Trump Doesn’t Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin” his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The Iranian leader added that war would be harmful to U.S. interests and those of its regional allies, as well as Iran. “I think the Americans aren’t after war since they know what harm it could do them,” said Rouhani in a news conference. He said that Persian ... Read more

Jens Stoltenberg’s tweet on NATO’s meeting with Trump most popular in Q4 2019

Top tweets on military and security in Q4 2019 1. Jens Stoltenberg’s tweet on NATO’s meeting with US President Donald Trump Jens Stoltenberg, the 13th secretary general of NATO, tweeted about NATO’s meeting with the US President, Donald Trump in London. The influencer stated that NATO was adapting to various new challenges, and making progress towards defense expenditure. Excellent start to #NATOmeeting in London with President @realDonaldTrump. We are adapting NATO to new challenges & are making unprecedented progress on defence spending. pic.twitter.com/t2bX1QUrEo — Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) December 3, 2019 Username: Jens Stoltenberg Twitter handle: @jensstoltenberg Retweets: 4203 Likes: 14,357 2. James ... Read more

Lara Trump Tears into ‘The View’ Over Their ‘Glaring’ Biden Hypocrisy

On Friday, “Fox & Friends” hosted President Donald Trump 2020 campaign adviser and daughter in-law Lara Trump to discuss “The View” co-hosts’ hypocrisy over Hunter Biden. Trump was referring to a segment from Thursday’s edition of “The View” in which Joe and Jill Biden told the hosts that the allegations about their son’s involvement with controversial Ukraine energy company, Burisma Holdings, were wrong and that their kids should be left out of the political spotlight. Trump took particular issue with the way that “The View” co-hosts appeared to coddle the Bidens when the topic of Hunter was broached. Given that ... Read more

Donald Trump Has Made the U.S. Military Stronger

The Trump defense buildup is dead. Long live the Trump buildup! For Fiscal Year 2021, President Trump has just requested $6 billion less for national defense than what the Democratic House and Republican Senate recently approved, and he signed into law, for 2020. The administration claims funding will actually roughly hold steady next year, since it promises not to raid the defense budget as much for the border wall.  But inflation will still eat away at the new numbers.  Real defense funding would decline by some 2 percent in 2020—at a time when military leaders are on record saying they ... Read more

Scoop: Inside the Trump campaign’s big hedge on Facebook

The Trump campaign has invested most of its advertising budget to date on Facebook, testing thousands of versions of ads per day to maximize its spending. But behind the scenes, a source familiar with the campaign tells Axios, the thinking has shifted: “As everyone can see, we still have strong spending on Facebook, but the percentage of our total media budget [on Facebook] is shrinking.” The big picture: Since the last election, it’s become obvious that all campaigns are at risk of the changing algorithms and policies at Facebook, or any platform. People familiar with the Trump campaign described its ... Read more

Trump Releasing 2nd Round Tax Cuts Right Before Election

Commentary Tasos Katopodis / Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump addresses the National Border Patrol Council in Washington on Friday. Trump has made another tax cut for the middle class a major goal of his re-election year, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told Fox Business News. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images) Whoever the Democrats nominate for president is going to have a tough time defeating President Donald Trump and his strong economy. And the road is about to get even tougher for the Dems as the president is preparing for what the administration calls ” Tax Cuts 2.0.” National Economic Council ... Read more

Donald Trump, the luckiest man

President Trump is capitalizing on three years of political, economic and global trends that have exceeded forecasts. He has also benefited from a run of extraordinary good luck. Why it matters: Trump’s top advisers privately marvel at how he flirts with disaster only to catch a big break, whether it’s the Iranians botching their response to his military attack or Democrats embarrassing themselves in Iowa on impeachment eve. Trump started the year by killing Iran’s top military leader, Qasem Soleimani, in a move — resisted by previous presidents — that imperiled U.S. troops in the Middle East and could have provoked ... Read more

Congress Shouldn’t Obstruct the Trump 5G Plan

Will Congress get in the way of the Trump administration’s quest to keep America safe by ensuring China doesn’t become the world’s gatekeeper of 5G? The American people are about to find out. President Donald Trump recognizes the importance of the U.S. becoming the world’s leader in 5G, both for economic and national security reasons. As Steve Forbes wrote: “Getting to 5G first matters. It is hardly an overstatement to say that the country that wins the race to 5G will have the inside track on becoming the world’s most competitive and prosperous economy.” Indeed, within 15 years, 5G will ... Read more