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Old 05-24-2018, 10:06 PM
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Border Patrol union calls Trump's National Guard deployment 'colossal waste'

Of course it is! Just another example of Donny playing to his base at taxpayer expense.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...018-story.html

A month after President Trump called for sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the national Border Patrol union called the deployment "a colossal waste of resources."

"We have seen no benefit," said Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents 15,000 agents, the National Border Patrol Council.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:14 PM
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Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

The president’s unpredictability once worked to his advantage—but now, it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures.

https://www.theatlantic.com/internat...rrives/561209/

Thing is, what will the moron do when things really fall apart? Scary. A great read in The Atlantic.

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All this is only the beginning. Deficits are rising fast. Military commitments are rising fast. America’s friends are turning their backs fast. (Only 17 percent of South Koreans trust Trump to do the right thing, according to the Pew global surveyin 2017, well before the latest chaos. Obama’s trust rating in South Korea bounced between a low of 75 percent and a high of 88 percent over his presidency.) At a time of relatively low military casualties and strong job growth, the president’s popularity at home roughly matches that of George W. Bush’s during the worst months of the Iraq war, 2005–2006, and Barack Obama’s during the most disappointing months of the weak recovery from the recession of 2009. The president’s options are narrowing even before the midterm elections.

It can only get worse from here for him and—more importantly—for America’s standing in the world under his leadership.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:52 AM
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It's not disgraceful enough that a draft dodger addresses the Naval Academy graduates, but then he flat out lies to their faces.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...pay-raise-10-/

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And, by the way — I know you don’t care about this — but that also includes raises for our military. First time in 10 years."

That’s flat wrong. In fact, the last time that service members didn’t receive an annual pay increase was in 1983.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:07 PM
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President Trump made six false statements in the span of two minutes during his commencement speech at the Naval Academy on Friday, according to defense expert Todd Harrison.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/38...y-speech-inbox

Cadet BoneSpur probably thought he inspired these fine young men and women.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:51 AM
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Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE

Congress to Donny: Stop being a traitor, asshat!

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/con...ls-zte-n877601
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