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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rock solid globalists Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan write Wall St. Journal op-ed urging 'fast track' trade authority to speed massive international trade deals no one is allowed to read, April 21, 2015. Duplicitous Cruz and Ryan say 'fast track trade' needed so 'world' knows 'US is trustworthy'

April 21, 2015 Wall St. Journal op-ed by Sen. Cruz and Rep. Ryan:
4/21/2015, "Putting Congress in Charge on Trade," Wall St. Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz.  

"Rep. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Sen. Cruz, a Republican from Texas, heads the Senate Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness." (subscrip.) [In Oct. 2015, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was elected House Speaker].
"‘Fast track’ authority will give lawmakers more say over agreements that are vital for economic growth."
"The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the country’s bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements.
In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
There is a lot at stake. One in five American jobs depends on trade, and that share is only going to grow. Ninety-six percent of the world’s customers are outside the U.S. To create more jobs here, America needs to sell more goods and services over there. When that happens, the American worker benefits. Manufacturing jobs tied to trade pay 16% more on average, according to a study released by the independent U.S. International Trade Commission.
Right now, though, the American worker isn’t competing on a level playing field against many overseas economies. The U.S. economy is one of the most open in the world—and for good reason. 
Thanks to lower duties on imports, the average American family saves $13,600 a year, according to a study by HSBC. But other countries put up trade barriers that drive up prices for U.S. goods and services and make it hard to sell them there.
The American worker can compete with anybody, if given a fair chance. If you add up all 20 countries that the U.S. has a trade agreement with, American manufacturers run a $50 billion trade surplus with them. The problem is that not all countries have a trade agreement with the U.S.; American manufacturers run a $500 billion trade deficit with those nations. That is why the U.S. needs effective trade agreements to lay down fair and strong rules that level the playing field. Without such rules, America’s trading partners will keep stacking the deck against job creators in this country. But Congress can’t just take the administration’s word that it will drive a hard bargain. We have to hold it accountable, and that is what trade-promotion authority will help do
Under TPA, Congress lays out three basic requirements for the administration. First, it must pursue nearly 150 specific negotiating objectives, like beefing up protections for U.S. intellectual property or eliminating kickbacks for government-owned firms. Second, the administration must consult regularly with Congress and meet high transparency standards.
And third, before anything becomes law, Congress gets the final say. The Constitution vests all legislative power in Congress. So TPA makes it clear that Congress—and only Congress—can change U.S. law. If the administration meets all the requirements, Congress will give the agreement an up-or-down vote. But if the administration fails, Congress can hit the brakes, cancel the vote and stop the agreement. 

Trade-promotion authority will hold the administration accountable both to Congress and to the American people. Under TPA, any member of Congress will be able to read the negotiating text. Any member will be able to get a briefing from the U.S. trade representative’s office on the status of the negotiations—at any time. Any member will get to be a part of negotiating rounds. And most important, TPA will require the administration to post the full text of the agreement at least 60 days before completing the deal, so the American people can read it themselves.
The stakes are high, because if you’re not moving forward in trade negotiations, you’re falling behind. In the first 10 years of this century, the countries of East Asia negotiated 48 trade agreements.
The U.S., on the other hand, negotiated just two in that region. As a result, America’s share of East Asia’s imports fell by 42%. Every top U.S. competitor did better—every one of them. Meanwhile, China is negotiating agreements with anyone who will listen—from South Korea and Australia to Norway. And it isn’t free enterprise the Chinese are pushing. Instead, it is their own form of crony capitalism. They’re writing rules that favor government-owned firms and hamper American job creators. So it all comes down to this question: Is China going to write the rules of the global economy, or is the United States?
By establishing TPA, Congress will send a signal to the world. America’s trading partners will know that the U.S. is trustworthy and then put their best offers on the table. America’s rivals will know that the U.S. is serious and won’t abandon the field. And the American people will know this trade agreement is a good, fair deal—because they’ll have the information they need to decide for themselves.
Promoting American trade will create more opportunity in the country, and so we strongly urge our colleagues in Congress to vote for trade-promotion authority."
"Rep. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Sen. Cruz, a Republican from Texas, heads the Senate Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness."


Response: "Ted Cruz joins the establishment"

"Establishment, globalist advocates published what will go down as the most disingenuous, deceitful and outright dishonest promotional piece on behalf of the so-called fast-track trade authority that could have been written." 
4/22/2015, "Ted Cruz joins the establishment," The Hill, by Rick Manning, contributor

"Establishment, globalist advocates published what will go down as the most disingenuous, deceitful and outright dishonest promotional piece on behalf of the so-called fast-track trade authority that could have been written

Authored by establishment GOP Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and heretofore "conservative" Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the op-ed in The Wall Street Journal is a compilation of talking points and slick dodges. It is textbook propaganda that would make the disinformation experts of the KGB blush.

The dynamic duo start by asserting that the U.S. must "strengthen the country's bargaining position” by giving President Obama fast-track powers. Really? The GOP Congress thinks it is vital to our national interest to expand the powers in Obama's [and all future presidents'] hands? And, what exactly "strengthens" our bargaining power? So the only way to win a deal is by convincing foreign governments that the U.S. Congress will be limited in what it can say on the matter? Are we to tell the world that the people and their elected representatives will be sidelined so a "deal" can be done? 
Next, Ryan and Cruz assert that the American worker has been placed at a terrible disadvantage to workers in the rest of the world and that we have to give Obama more power in order to address this serious problem. But, of course, nowhere is there a mention of the fact that a big part of that "disadvantage" is currency manipulation and other financial gimmicks — issues that are expressly kept out of the trade deal. I guess nobody told these gentlemen that the primary weapon being used against American workers and business is not going to be discussed. Had they been allowed to read and review the so-called deal — the Trans-Pacific Partnership — they might have known that. But sadly, the Obama administration has kept the "deal" under lock and key — virtually nobody has been allowed to view it.
But this is a minor matter compared to the bald-faced falsehoods that follow. The congressional odd couple assert that Congress will demand three things from Obama, three "requirements" that will protect the nation. In truth, all three are hollow shells; the tools of bait and switch that have used to con America in the past. And what are three shells of the con game?
First, it asserted that there will be 150 "specific negotiating objectives." Sounds good, except these objectives are nothing more than suggestions. If Obama comes back with a treaty and none of these "objectives" are included, there is no effect. The treaty will still get the up-or-down vote. No amendments will be allowed to be offered. No two-thirds ratification vote in the Senate will occur. And of course, at that point, all the special interests — having been fed their fill — will demand passage. Are we to believe that Ryan and Cruz will vote against the treaty if the 150 "objectives" are not included? If that is the case, why do they not say so?
Second, it is asserted that the administration would be required to "consult" with Congress over the course of final negotiations. This is the "kissing your sister" argument — no meaning and slightly discomforting.
Finally, it is claimed that giving Obama [and future presidents] more power will enhance the power of Congress and thereby the American people. This is simply a lie. Under the authority Ryan and Cruz want to give the administration, the powers given Congress under the Constitution are suspended. No amendments are allowed. U.S. law will be subjugated to a treaty that can be passed by a simple majority in the two houses. 
Hollywood and Wall Street will get what they want and the American taxpayers will be given the bill. So, gentlemen, how are the American people protected by suspending the Constitution? Is this the 2016 GOP platform — gather votes signing praises of the Constitution while moving to undercut and suspend it at will?
What is most troubling, however, is the disdain the advocates of this deal have for the American people. They babble on and on about abstract economic "benefits" when, in fact, trade is but a minor part of the matter. No less an authority than The Washington Post stated in an April 13 editorial that the treaty and fast track are "about geopolitics as well as economics."
These treaties are in fact far more about "politics" than economics or trade. These treaties are world governance infrastructure; they are big steps away from the Constitution, national sovereignty and independence. All the trade talk, all the blather about jobs and the confusing stream of questionable statistics are designed to cover the real thrust of these treaties: the expansion of international and globalist interests.
Why the GOP in Congress embraces the very process that would destroy it is a subject for another day, but it is enough to recognize that when they come to citizens begging for votes and donations claiming to defend the Constitution and our system of liberty, that they are being duplicitous Yet again, they treat the grass roots and the conservative base with contempt.
For Ryan to do this is expected, but Cruz's shilling for this big lie may be the last straw for those who became known as Tea Party supporters. The irony is that if they give up hope that America can be restored because they no longer have a champion, who is going to vote for Ted Cruz?

The answer is no one."

"Manning is president of Americans for Limited Government"


Tennessee Rep. Jimmy Duncan enthusiastically endorses Donald Trump citing his views on US trade deals: 'We have tremendous leverage on trade we have not used. Donald Trump will do that'-Politico

4/30/16, "Rep. Jimmy Duncan endorses Donald Trump," Politico, Kristen East

"Donald Trump has notched the endorsement of one the House’s longest serving Republicans.

Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn), who has served in Congress since 1988, “enthusiastically” endorsed Trump on Saturday, citing the presidential candidate’s trade rhetoric.

“Every country wants into our markets. We have tremendous leverage on trade we have not used. Donald Trump will do that,” he said in a statement.
Duncan is the only Republican currently serving in Congress to have voted against the Iraq War.

Trump, in a statement, said he was glad to have the support of “one of the most fiscally conservative” representatives.

“If more members voted like Rep. Duncan, we wouldn’t be wasting trillions of taxpayer dollars in foreign countries,” he said."


Added: Rep. Duncan was right to oppose the Iraq War. 

In 2004 George Bush made jokes about not finding WMDs in Iraq.

At media dinner in March 2004, Bush in a slide show for the media did a comedy bit about not finding WMDs in Iraq, looks under furniture, media laughs. Thousands dead and maimed, trillions of dollars wasted, radical Islam and Iran empowered, Christians forced to flee.

3/25/2004, "Bush pokes fun at himself, staff," AP via MSNBC, "Mock slide show featured at dinner."

"President Bush poked fun at his staff, his Democratic challenger and himself Wednesday night at a black-tie dinner where he hobnobbed with the news media

Bush put on a slide show, calling it the “White House Election-Year Album” at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association 60th annual dinner, showing himself and his staff in some decidedly unflattering poses.

There was Bush looking under furniture in a fruitless, frustrating search. “Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere, he said."...


3/25/2004, "MIA WMDs–For Bush, It’s a Joke," The Nation, David Corn

"At one point, Bush showed a photo of himself looking for something out a window in the Oval Office, and he said, Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere.

The audience laughed. I grimaced. But that wasn’t the end of it. After a few more slides, there was a shot of Bush looking under furniture in the Oval Office. “Nope,” he said. “No weapons over there.” More laughter. Then another picture of Bush searching in his office: Maybe under here.” Laughter again....

I wondered what the spouse, child or parent of a soldier killed in Iraq would have felt if they had been watching C-SPAN and saw the commander-in-chief mocking the supposed justification for the war that claimed their loved ones....

Yet there was Bush–apparently having a laugh at his own expense, but actually doing so on the graves of thousands. This was a callous and arrogant display....As the audience laughed along, he smiled. The false statements (or lies) that had launched a war had become merely another punchline in the nation’s capital."  



Trillions of dollars are at stake for Wall St. in 2016 US election. Far from gridlock, the two political parties and Wall St. have worked in unison against the American people without a hitch. Until now. Trump is the only person standing up and saying the 'America Last' racket must end. Many people were allowed to believe they'd gotten away with grand theft. It's going to get ugly, but we've known that-Sundance

4/29/16, "Current Desperation – There are Trillions of Dollars At Stake," tcth, sundance

"From October 2013 forward we have discussed the presidential election of 2016 and foretold/warned what was to come. There are trillions of dollars at stake.

The culmination of four years strategic planning (2011 – 2015) from Wall Street-via legislative priorities- are enmeshed within the outcome. The financiers have spent hundreds of millions on the construction.

Anyone with even moderate research skills could assemble the same data if they had: a.) time, and b.) inclination.  Sometimes, like the “splitter strategy“, conspiracies are not theory. The behavior inherent within the visible activity is simply just an outcome of a mutually beneficial plan.

There are trillions of dollars at stake. The financial (Wall Street) bets on the international global trade and finance sectors are in the tens of trillions.  More modestly, the downstream beneficiaries within the campaign consulting industry itself are worth more than several billion per election cycle. 

Candidate Donald Trump is a risk to all of these enterprises – All.Of.Them.

With that in mind everyone must ask themselves what would those interests, who ultimately control all of these outcomes, do to retain power? When there are trillions at stake, how much would they spend to retain control?...

What would an enterprise do to retain control over even one trillion dollars?

How big is the derivatives market? Derivatives are paper bets on global assets, trade, economic outcomes, etc. How big are those ‘paper’ bets? $800 trillion? $1.4 quadrillion? No-one really knows.

Example #1 – Last night a report from the Daily Mail outlined a scandalous claim, a lawsuit. Only there’s a problem. The person (claimant) doesn’t exist. The lawsuit was self-filed. No attorney was used, referenced or mentioned. The entity filing it listed an abandoned address. The accompanying telephone number is non existent. No-one, including the FBI who hold custody of all associated records, has ever heard of this person or anyone outlined in the aforementioned article. This article updates today with a litany of corrections, qualifiers, and walk-backs. The re-write doesn’t even bear the slightest resemblance to the original construct. It disappears and reappears-loin cloth.

So how does this happen?  No, not how does the lawsuit appear, that’s easy – anyone can walk into any courthouse and file a civil lawsuit. No, how does a mainstream media publication end up putting themselves so far out on ungrounded and completely fabricated construct?...

♦ Example #2Today a polling company no-one has ever heard of produces a poll showing the Indiana presidential race is exactly opposite of every single ground report and media story in the past five days. The polled data presented runs 180 exactly opposite of every voice who is reporting on the ground in Indiana. The assembled outcome is exactly opposite to the evidence you can see with your own eyes.

Yet this obscure poll, by an unknown outlet is pushed by one, only one, very specific media outlet [Fox News]?

So how does this happen?  No, not how does the poll appear, that’s easy – anyone can sit at a computer and type up a set of manufactured responses to questions and then sell it as research poll data. No, how does a mainstream media corporation end up putting themselves so far out on ungrounded and completely fabricated construct?...

♦ Example #3Fox News Pundit George Will writes an op-ed tonight in the Washington Post, stating if Donald Trump wins the Republican Presidential nomination all efforts should be made to support Hillary Clinton in the general election.

“If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House”… (link)

How does this happen?  What/whose interests are served?...All three examples have the exact same beneficiaries....

Sometimes conspiracies are not just theory."...


Among comments at tcth:


"Bull Durham says:
They betray America. Conservatism is irrelevant. It’s a dead ideology. It’s like saying you always have a starched collar and shined shoes. So what? If you think it’s more patriotic than people who just use common sense, fair play, service to community and love of the nation, you suffer from premature elitism.

Trump has zero ideology. Smart people don’t think with rules. They have a philosophical view, not a rigid imperative. Trump calls it being flexible. I call it eclectic. Nature calls it adaptive. Trump doesn’t even allow his billions get in the way. He connects with people. Brains and heart, he points out.

That is why he is authentic and all the conservatives look like stiffs, act like charlatans, lie and cheat and let everyone down. They hide behind the uniform of false authenticity. They hide behind the Constitution as if only they are the high priests entrusted with its values.

And when it comes down to People versus Government, they always choose Government, the Establishment, Corporate Statism. Why? That’s where the other frauds are and where the easy big money is. They converge with the Liberals when the storm rises.

And the Movement is the Storm."


Added: Highlights from Trump Foreign Policy Speech, 4/27/16, at Center for the National Interest in Washington, DC: 'We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony....I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions'

Excerpts from Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech in Washington, DC at the Center for the National Interest, 4/27/16

4/27/16, "Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech,"

"Since the end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy.

One day we’re bombing Libya and getting rid of a dictator to foster democracy for civilians, the next day we are watching the same civilians suffer while that country falls apart.

We’re a humanitarian nation. But the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion, and disarray.

We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before.

We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.

Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS.

And we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy!

Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words “radical Islam,” even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees....

To all our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be a reliable friend and ally again.

We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American interests, and the shared interests of our allies.

We are getting out of the nation-building business, and instead focusing on creating stability in the world.

Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge....

Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests.

Businesses do not succeed when they lose sight of their core interests and neither do countries.

Look at what happened in the 1990s. Our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were attacked and seventeen brave sailors were killed on the USS Cole. And what did we do? It seemed we put more effort into adding China to the World Trade Organization which has been a disaster for the United States than into stopping Al Qaeda....

Our foreign policy goals must be based on America’s core national security interests, and the following will be my priorities.

In the Middle East, our goals must be to defeat terrorists and promote regional stability, not radical change. We need to be clear-sighted about the groups that will never be anything other than enemies.

And we must only be generous to those that prove they are our friends.

We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism.

I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia – from a position of strength – is possible. Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end. Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a good deal for America, then we will quickly walk from the table.

Fixing our relations with China is another important step towards a prosperous century. China respects strength, and by letting them take advantage of us economically, we have lost all of their respect. 

We have a massive trade deficit with China, a deficit we must find a way, quickly, to balance.

A strong and smart America is an America that will find a better friend in China. We can both benefit or we can both go our separate ways.

After I am elected President, I will also call for a summit with our NATO allies, and a separate summit with our Asian allies. In these summits, we will not only discuss a rebalancing of financial commitments, but take a fresh look at how we can adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges.

For instance, we will discuss how we can upgrade NATO’s outdated mission and structure – grown out of the Cold War – to confront our shared challenges, including migration and Islamic terrorism....

My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations.

That is why I will also look for talented experts with new approaches, and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect resumes but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war.

Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions. Instead of trying to spread “universal values” that not everyone shares, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions.

These are my goals, as president.

I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, can support, and which our friends and allies will respect and welcome.

The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends, and when old friends become allies.

To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership again.

Many Americans must wonder why our politicians seem more interested in defending the borders of foreign countries than their own.

Americans must know that we are putting the American people first again. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy – the jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.

No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.

We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.

NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later.

Under a Trump Administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.

I will view the world through the clear lens of American interests. I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.

The world is most peaceful, and most prosperous, when America is strongest.

America will continually play the role of peacemaker.

We will always help to save lives and, indeed, humanity itself. But to play that role, we must make America strong again.

We must make America respected again. And we must make America great again.

If we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever known. Thank you."




Friday, April 29, 2016

Trump and Hillary tied 38-38 in new national poll matchup, April 25-26, 2016, Rasmussen poll

Sample of Likely Voters Nationwide: 33% Republican, 35% Democrat, 32% Other. 
4/29/16, "Trump 38%, Clinton 38%," Rasmussen Reports

"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are again tied up in a head-to-head matchup. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump and Clinton each earning 38% support. Sixteen percent (16%) say they will vote for some other candidate if they are the two major party candidates, while six percent (6%) plan to stay home. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only."


It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your children are? Nightly televised public service announcements began during urban rioting in 1967 to remind parents to keep their kids off streets at night. Some cities had curfews

"WKBW It's 11'O Clock Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" You Tube


June 17, 2012, "The Origin of "It's 10 PM. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?"," Mental Floss, Kara Kovalchik

"It's 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?"

This ominous question, somberly intoned just prior to the local news, was eventually parodied by a multitude of stand-up comedians, novelty song artists, and horror movie posters. But the original intent of the line was very serious. 

New curfew laws had gone into effect in several cities across the U.S. as a result of urban unrest and rioting during the summer of 1967. New York City, feeling the effects of the Newark riots, was one of the largest metropolitan areas affected. Mel Epstein, the Director of On-Air Promotions at New York's WNEW-TV, coined the phrase that summer as a reminder to parents to keep their kids off the streets. News anchor Tom Gregory started using the question to kick off each nightly broadcast of his Faces and Places in the News show. When Faces and Places was replaced by The 10 O'Clock News, the on-air and backstage personnel may have changed, but the catchphrase remained the same."


Celebrities update the serious question, including the late Joan Rivers, Darryl Strawberry, and others: 

Music and computer retailer J and R sponsored the above public service announcement: "It's 10pm, do you know where your children are?"


12,000 rally for Trump in Evansville, Indiana, April 28, 2016

Above, 4/28/16, "A sea of cellphones go up as Donald Trump and Bobby Knight make a quick stop in the overflow room after his speech at the Old National Events Plaza Thursday, April 28, 2016, Mike Lawrence/Courier and Press." "An estimated 12,000 people jammed areas inside and outside Old National Events Plaza." 

Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Evansville, Indiana: "Donald Trump and Bobby Knight" Evansville, Indiana! LETS WIN INDIANA! Dan Scavino twitter


Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Indiana, "Donald J. Trump's Presidential Rally in Indiana today w/ thousands in overflow. Dan Scavino twitter, Trump campaign

4/29/16, "Trump draws huge, faithful crowd during Evansville rally," Evansville Courier and Press, by Thomas B. Langhorne

"Call it frustration with the status quo or perhaps a bedrock belief that America’s position in the world is diminished, but Donald Trump tapped into something during his visit to Evansville Thursday.

An estimated 12,000 people jammed areas inside and outside Old National Events Plaza during Trump’s 58-minute speech in the run-up to Tuesday’s Indiana Republican presidential primary. In the auditorium they murmured excitedly in anticipation of his appearance, exploded when he walked onstage, laughed uproariously at his jokes and cheered lustily-several times -when he called for a crackdown on illegal immigration.

The real estate mogul and reality TV star promised to “knock the hell out of ISIS,” do away with Obamacare, stop unfair trade deals and make Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. He said he will make America rich again because, “unless we’re rich, we can’t be strong.”

With no other states holding presidential primaries Tuesday and the world’s eyes on Indiana, Trump aims to effectively knock out main GOP presidential rival Ted Cruz with a smashing victory in the state. Coming on the heels of decisive victories in five Northeastern primaries this week, he hopes to establish an unshakable vice grip on the Republican presidential nomination by virtue of the sheer size of his lead in national GOP convention delegates. He campaigned extensively in Indianapolis Wednesday.

We’re going to win on the border,” he said to a crescendo of cheers. “We’re going to win, and we’re going to build a wall and, believe me — believe me — Mexico’s going to pay for the wall.”
By using provisions of the Patriot Act, Trump has said, the U.S. can bring considerable pressure to bear on Mexico to compel that country to pay for the wall. The leverage point is about $24 billion that Trump says is annually transferred from Mexican nationals working in the U.S. back to Mexico. He argues that a majority of that money comes from illegal immigrants, serving as “de facto welfare for poor families in Mexico....

Trump has said allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East would benefit from more vigorous U.S. leadership on the world stage. But on Thursday in Evansville, he said there should be no doubt that America’s economic and foreign policy interests would come first in his administration.

“We’re going to win with great, great trade deals,” Trump said. We’re not going to let the entire world rip us off anymore. And speaking of our military, we’re defending the whole world and they think we’re all a bunch of jerks.
From now on, we want to help everybody — but they have to help us ...”
The words were drowned out by the cheers.

Trump got critical bench support Thursday from former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, who hailed him as a great leader on the world stage.

“This man (Trump) has created more jobs and hired more people than any American ever has during his lifetime to date,” Knight said. “He’s done this not just in America, but across the world. And he has a great reputation, a great feeling people get for him.”

Knight called Trump “a man who not only gets things done, but he gets things done in the right way and when something needs to be corrected, he can correct it.”

Trump’s America-first message resonates with Ashlee Mercer, an Evansville resident who joined hundreds of people at Tri-State Aero to see him off as he departed Evansville in his black and gold Boeing 757.

Some of the crowd used cellphones to record Trump and his party’s entrance to the facility in SUVs, staying until his jet ascended in the air at 2:44 p.m. They lined the fences, sat in flatbed trucks, waved American flags or stood in clusters straining for a glimpse of Trump.

Mercer brought her 8-year-old son to the airport. She likes Trump’s candor and willingness to say things that more conventional politicians don’t dare. But there’s more to it than that.

“Drugs coming over from Mexico, our jobs going to Mexico,” Mercer started out.

My husband lost his job to Mexico from Whirlpool,she said. “I have a child that has chronic health conditions and, even now, with the laws with health care, having a child that’s having to go to Cincinnati Riley and have multiple procedures done, our health care is in dire need — and the fact that illegal Mexican aliens get Medicaid, that’s an issue to me. I pay a lot of money for my health care.”

Outsourcing of American jobs to other countries is a symptom of American weakness, Mercer said. She wants a strong leader — a leader who will put America first and won’t be conflicted about it.

I think in the United States of America we worry too much about other countries and less about our own,” she said. “We worry about the homeless, the people who don’t have food in other countries — when, you know what? There’s plenty of homeless here in Evansville.”

Mercer had one more opinion: Republican Party leaders who are trying to derail Trump’s candidacy are out of touch not only with the GOP rank-and-file, but “with reality.”

Trump’s trip up U.S. 41 from Old National Events Plaza to Tri-State Aero created a little economic activity at Subway sandwich shop next to the facility. Managers Tim Stallings and Marla Groves said Tri-State Aero asked them to create a foot-long tuna-on-wheat sub for someone — maybe Trump himself — on the billionaire businessman’s jet.

“They said it could be for Trump, that’s what they said — you never know. It could be anybody,” Stallings said, glancing at Groves. “She started it, I finished it.”"


18,000 rally for Trump in Costa Mesa, California, April 28, 2016


Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., Pacific Amphitheater, Orange County Fairgrounds: "A large crowd is attending Trump's rally, as he is vying for votes in the primary election in hope of narrowing the gap to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination," AP via Daily Mail (scroll way down) Crowd, AP: ""The Pacific Amphitheatre in Orange County is filled to its capacity of about 18,000 for Donald Trump's rally in Southern California."

Above, 4/28,16, " 6h6 hours ago California, USA"

Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., Pacific Amphitheater, Orange County Fairgrounds: "Trump is pictured greeting supporters after his rally. He used his speech on Thursday to also criticize former Deputy Chief of Staff and Republican Karl Rove who he described as 'grossly incompetent' and a 'bad guy' who 'still thinks Romney won'," AP via Daily Mail (scroll way down)


Above, 4/28/16, Trump "protester" jumping on police car: "Some video I shot of a police car being smashed by a protester," SopanDeb, CBS News

Commenter to above, Sopan Deb: " Protestor? That's a law-breaking goon. In which universe is this a "protest"? 4h4 hours ago

Above, 4/28/16, "Police in riot gear form line to break up group of protesters, one with a Mexican flag, outside Trump's rally in Costa Mesa," Reuters, via CBS News


Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.: "A Donald Trump supporter holds flags at Pacific Amphitheater," OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., Orange County Fairgrounds, "A woman holds up a Latinos for Trump sign in a sea of Trump supporters," OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Young Trump fan at Trump rally, "A young man reaches out to Donald Trump, at left, at his rally at the Pacific Amphitheater on Thursday," OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Kids for Trump, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Trump greets ralliers in Costa Mesa, California, OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Families of loved ones murdered by illegal aliens join Donald Trump on stage in Costa Mesa at beginning of evening rally, AFP Getty via Daily Mail 

Above, 4/28/16, "Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a full Pacific Amphitheater on Thursday," OC Register

Above, 4/28/16, Trump rally in Costa Mesa, "Here is your soon to be GOP nominee, America! Lets MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Dan Scavino twitter (Trump campaign)  

Sources: Crowd of 18,000: AP, ABC News

AP: "7:45 p.m."

"The Pacific Amphitheatre in Orange County is filled to its capacity of about 18,000 for Donald Trump's rally in Southern California.

Many hundreds more were turned away and couldn't get into the campaign event on Thursday night. Several dozen protesters remained outside chanting anti-Trump slogans as the candidate took the stage at about 7:40 p.m. for the event scheduled for 7 p.m.

Police on horseback put themselves between the protesters and Trump supporters who chanted his name."

4/29/16, "Authorities have declared an unlawful assembly and at least one person has been taken into custody as protesters and others block streets outside Donald Trump's rally in Orange County," AP via The, Columbus, Indiana


2nd source:

(scroll way down): "The rally--which attracted 18,000 supporters and was held in advance of the state's June 7 primary--opened with families of people killed by undocumented workers from the Remembrance Project."... 

[Ed. note: Killed by "undocumented workers?" No link provided by ABC News substantiating its claim that illegal alien murderers were also "workers," gainfully employed working at a job.]

(continuing): "They joined Trump on stage, as they have at previous rallies. "Trump is here to save us all,” said Jamiel Shaw, Sr., whose son Jamiel Shaw, Jr., was killed [by an illegal alien] in 2008 when he was 17. Trump in turn took back the microphone and vowed to “Build the Wall.""..."Hundreds of Protesters Descend Upon Trump Rally in California, Damaging Police Cars and Blocking Roads," ABC News, Abramson, Caplan, Santucci, McBride


Above, 4/28/16, Trump takes the stage at rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., OC Register


Following is NY Times version of 18,000 person Trump rally in Costa Mesa on April 28, published on May 2, 2016. We do thank them for any scrap thrown our way even when ridiculously misleading:


Image caption, 5/2/16, "Supporters of Donald J. Trump last week at a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif. Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times." Article, "California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race," NY Times, A. Nagourney and J. Martin


4/28/16, "Protesters clash with cops at California Trump rally: Hundreds of Mexican flag-waving demonstrators smash up a squad car, punch a Donald supporter and scuffle with riot police amid angry scenes," Daily Mail Online, Myriah Towner


Comment about violent rioters: "alliwantissometruth says: April 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm"

"Want to find out if your country is being invaded? Try to stop it, then you’ll know." from 4/29/16, "Violent Latinos Arrested During Anti-Trump Rally…," tcth, sundance

Added: The US political class deserves all the credit. They invited invaders/rioters here to erase the US southern border and to eliminate the US middle class. This fits the definition of genocide:

Raphael Lemkin in his masterpiece “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe” (1943) invented the term “genocide,”by combining “genos” (race, people) and “cide” (to kill).
Lemkin defined genocide as follows:

Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”  

Only one person has stood up for us: 

"A nation without borders is not a nation."
Donald J. Trump 


Added: Since at least 1984 The Wall St. Journal has called for open borders:

7/3/1984, "In Praise of Huddled Masses," Wall St. Journal Editorial 

"If Washington still wants to "do something" about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders."...


Ed. note: Please excuse stray white patches above. They're from my baby sitters at google or my baby sitters from the Daily Mail.



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