Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) advocates the impeachment of President Trump. (Photo: Screen capture)
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN on Friday that his constituents believe President Donald Trump is "one of the most miserable people ever to live -- that Keith Olbermann should come back and declare him the worst person in the universe."
CNN's Jim Sciutto asked Cohen, "When you speak to your constituents back in Tennessee, do you sense any exhaustion from them at all with the whole range of investigations? Do you sense them turning to say, hey, let's look to November 2020, let's forget all this other (impeachment) stuff?"
"A few people tell me that," Cohen replied.
Most people tell me don't let up. Don't stop. They want him gone. Now, my district is a predominantly Democratic, African-American district. That is a demographic that is very much against Trump and feels his racism in a very personal way.
But it's not just my African-American constituents. It's my Caucasian constituents as well my Hispanic constituents. They encourage me to continue to go after Trump. They find him to be one of the most miserable people ever to live -- that Keith Olbermann should come back and declare him the worst person in the universe.
Cohen smiled, as Sciutto exclaimed, "Goodness!" and changed the subject.
Cohen also was asked about a federal judge's refusal late Thursday to fast-track the House Democrats' lawsuit seeking quick access to six years of Trump's tax returns.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected the request: "To be sure, this is no ordinary case," press reports quoted him as saying, "but the weighty constitutional issues and political ramifications it presents militate in favor of caution and deliberation, not haste."
President Trump is trying to block the release of his tax returns.
Cohen noted, "The Trump administration wants to put it off as much as possible, because obviously there's something in there that the president is embarrassed about or will cause him great political shame.
"He first, you know, claimed that he was under audit and he couldn't release it because he was under audit. Well, there's no reason, being under audit, whether he was or wasn't, is a reason you cannot disclose your tax returns. And every president for 50, 60, 70 years has released their tax returns.
"Now he's just fighting it in the law, and the law is clear that the (House Ways and Means) Committee has a right to see those upon request. Eventually the courts will show us those tax returns,” Cohen predicted.
Cohen said it's possible that Trump's tax returns may be provided to the committee by either Deutsche Bank or the State of New York rather than the IRS.
"But eventually the people will know, and whatever it is will be known by the American public, as it should be," Cohen said.
Other House Democrats have said they need to see Trump’s tax returns to be sure the IRS is properly auditing the president. Cohen on Friday gave the more accurate version – that the returns are being sought by Democrats intent on damaging Trump personally.
Walsh Will Primary Trump in 2020 — I’m Running Because Trump Is Unfit, ‘He’s
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former
Rep. Joe Walsh said he was mounting a 2020 Republican primary challenge to
President Donald Trump.
Walsh said, “I’m running because
he’s unfit, somebody needs to step up, and there needs to be an alternative.
The country is sick of this guy’s tantrum. He’s a child.”
He continued, “We’ve got a guy in
the White House who is unfit, completely unfit to be president and it stuns me
that nobody stepped up, nobody in the Republican party stepped up, because I’ll
tell you what George, everybody believes in the Republican party, everybody
believes he’s unfit,”
He added, “You can’t believe a word
he says. Again, I don’t care about your politics. He’s nuts. He’s erratic. He’s
cruel. He stokes bigotry.”
President Donald Trump may face a 2020 GOP primary challenge from conservative talk radio show host, prior member of
Congress, and anti-illegal immigration candidate endorsed by ALIPAC in 2010,
Rep. Joe Walsh.
ALIPAC has been calling for a conservative GOP primary
challenger to Trump due to Trump's numerous broken campaign promises on
immigration issues and as a strategy to stop Trump's efforts this year to pass
immigration reform Amnesty for illegals through his life long Democrat
son-in-law and surrogate Jared Kushner.
Rep. Joe Walsh was endorsed and supported by ALIPAC in 2010 when he
first ran for Congress as a successful Tea
Party challenger in Illinois's 8th district
because his federal candidate survey responses indicated he would uphold
America's existing border and immigration laws while opposing Amnesty
legislation! (View ALIPAC Survey)
"...oppose any form of
Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive
Immigration Reform which would turn millions of illegal immigrants
into voters, thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full
power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the
Executive Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately
enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which
were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand
that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce
existing immigration laws is depriving;ng all Americans of a
Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection
from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution. I intend to use the power of
Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans
their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their
Candidate Joe Walsh told ALIPAC in 2010 that he supported Arizona's tough
state law SB 1070, deportation for illegal immigrants, and comprehensive
Video of Rep. Joe Walsh discussing illegal
Immigration issue watchdog group NumbersUSA
also gave Rep. Joe Walsh an A grade for his positions and votes on immigration
matters in Washington. (View NumbersUSA Report Card for Walsh)
"Joe Walsh challenging Trump in the GOP
primary would be a very welcome and needed campaign because the large numbers
of Trump voters who have been highly disappointed by the President's numerous
broken campaign promises on illegal immigration issues deserve to have a voice
in 2020," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Joe Walsh could attract and
rally the part of Trump's base that no longer believes the President's tough
talk on immigration issues."
-- failing to secure the border, -- failing to end Obama's DACA Amnesty, -- failing to end birthright citizenship, -- failing to build new miles of border wall, -- failing to oppose Amnesty for illegals, -- failing to oppose legal immigration
increases, -- failing to stop illegal alien caravans, -- failing to end catch and release
Presidential policies, -- failing to stop sanctuary cities and illegal
voters, -- and failing to mass deport illegal
immigrants as he promised voters last month, three months ago, and in 2016.
ALIPAC originally endorsed Trump, contributed
to him, campaigned for him, rallied against Hillary Clinton, voted for Trump
and attended Trump's inauguration but had to rescind the group's endorsement
after it became clear was breaking his signature campaign promise to end
Obama's unconstitutional DACA Amnesty for illegals. (Washington Times: Group Rescinds Endorsement)
ALIPAC will seek information from the Joe Walsh
Presidential campaign to determine if his views on illegal immigration and
Amnesty remain the same or have changed.
For more information about Trump voters who
would like to have a conservative choice on the ballot for President in the
2020 GOP and for Trump to return to his campaign promises on immigration,
please visit www.ALIPAC.us
As the chance of getting rid of Donald Trump — through impeachment
or by voting him out — continues to dominate the headlines, the
historical challenge is compelling. No president has been a greater
threat to the qualities that make the United States of America worthy (at its
best) of our allegiance.
The rise of Trump and his movement was so freakish that
historians will analyze its nature for a long time. From his origins
as a real estate hustler, this exhibitionist sought attention as a TV
vulgarian. Susceptible television viewers found his coarse behavior
amusing. Then he announced that he was running for the presidency and it looked
for a while like just another cheap publicity stunt.
But his name-calling tactics struck a chord with a
certain group of voters. Our American scene began to
darken. Before long, he was hurling such vicious abuse that it
ushered in a politics of rage. As his egomania developed into full
megalomania, the “alt-right” gravitated toward him.
The “movement” had started.
More and more, to the horror of everyone with power to see and
understand, he showed a proto-fascist mentality. So alarms began to
spread: mental health professionals warned that he exemplifies “malignant
Never before in American history has the presidential office
passed into the hands of a seditionist. And the use of this term is
appropriate. With no conception of principles or limits — “I want”
is his political creed —he mocks the rule of law at every turn.
At a police convention in 2017, he urged the officers in
attendance to ignore their own regulations and brutalize the people they
arrest. He pardoned ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted
of criminal contempt of court. He appointed Scott Pruitt to head the
EPA so he could wreck the agency and let polluters have the spree of their
Trump is fascinated by powerful dictators with little regard to
human rights or democracy. He compliments Vladimir Putin and hopes to
invite that murderer to stay in the White House. He likes Rodrigo
Duterte of the Philippines, a tyrant who subverts that nation’s
So, Trump certainly has the personality of a
fascist. But he is not quite as dangerous as other authoritarians in
In the first place, he lacks the fanatical vision that drove the
great tyrants like Hitler and Stalin to pursue their sick versions of
utopia. He is nothing but a grubby opportunist. He has no
ideas, only appetites. The themes that pass for ideas in the
mind of Donald Trump begin as prompts that are fed to him by others — Stephen
Miller, Sean Hannity, and (once upon a time) Steve Bannon. To be sure, he would
fit right in among the despots who tyrannize banana-republics. But
that sort of a political outcome in America is hard to envision at the
Second, American traditions — though our current crisis shows
some very deep flaws in our constitutional system — are strong enough to place
a limit on the damage Trump can do. If he ordered troops to occupy
the Capitol, disperse the members of Congress, and impose martial law, the
chance that commanders or troops would carry out such orders is nil.
Third, Americans have faced challenges before. Many say he is
our very worst president — bar none. And how tempting it is to
agree. But a short while ago, people said the same thing about
George W. Bush, who of course looks exemplary now when compared to our
The “worst president.”
“Worst,” of course, is a value judgment that is totally dependent
on our standards for determining “badness.” And any number of our
presidents were very bad indeed — or so it could be argued.
Take Andrew Jackson, with his belligerence, his simple-mindedness,
his racism as reflected in the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Take all
the pro-slavery presidents before the Civil War who tried to make the
enslavement of American blacks perpetual: John Tyler, Franklin
Pierce, James Buchanan. Take James K. Polk and his squalid war of aggression
against Mexico. Take Andrew Johnson, who did everything he could to
ruin the lives of the newly-freed blacks after Lincoln’s murder.
The list could go on indefinitely, depending on our individual
standards for identifying “badness.” Shall we
continue? Consider Ulysses S. Grant and Warren G. Harding, so
clueless in regard to the comparatively easy challenge of preventing corruption
among their associates. Or consider Grover Cleveland and Herbert
Hoover, who blinded themselves to the desperation of millions in economic
depressions. And Richard Nixon, the only president to date who has
resigned the office in disgrace.
Which brings us to Trump.
However incompetent or even malevolent some previous American
presidents were, this one is unique. The Trump presidency is a singular aberration,
a defacement of norms and ideals without precedent. However bad some
other presidents were all of them felt a certain basic obligation to maintain
at least a semblance of dignity and propriety in their actions.
Foul beyond words, he lurches from one brutal whim to another,
seeking gratification in his never-ending quest to humiliate others. He
spews insults in every direction all day. He makes fun of the
handicapped. He discredits journalists in order to boost the
credibility of crackpots and psychopathic bigots. He accuses
reporters of creating “fake news” so he can generate fake news
himself: spew a daily torrent of hallucinatory lies to his gullible
He amuses himself — with the help of his money and the shyster lawyers
that it pays for — in getting away with a lifetime’s worth of compulsive frauds
that might very well lead to prosecutions (later) if the evidence has not been
destroyed and if the statute of limitations has not expired.
So far, however, he is always too brazen to get what he deserves,
too slippery for anyone to foil.
Anyone with half of ounce of decency can see this wretched man for
what he is. They know what’s going on, and yet there’s nothing they
can do to make it stop. And that adds to Trump’s dirty
satisfaction. Any chance to out-maneuver the decent — to infuriate them —
quickens his glee. It makes his victory all the more rotten, incites
him to keep on taunting his victims.
It’s all a big joke to Donald Trump, and he can never, ever, get
enough of it.
The question must be asked: when in our lifetimes —
when in all the years that our once-inspiring Republic has existed — have
American institutions been subjected to such treatment? How long can
American morale and cohesion survive this?
Nancy Pelosi has said that in preference to seeing Trump
impeached, she would like to see him in jail. Current Justice
Department policy — which forbids the indictment of presidents — makes it
possible for Trump to break our nation’s laws with impunity. Impeachment
is useless if the Senate’s Republicans, united in their ruthlessness and
denial, take the coward’s way out.
So the prospect of locking him up may have to wait. But
the day of reckoning for this fake — this imposter who will never have a
glimmer of clue as to how to measure up to his office — may come in due
time. Then the presidential fake who accuses his victims of fakery
will live with some things that are real: stone walls, iron bars, a
nice prison haircut, and the consequences of his actions.
PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES DONALD
TRUMP: pathological liar, swindler, con man, huckster, golfing cheat, charity foundation
fraudster, tax evader, adulterer, porn whore chaser and servant of the Saudis
THE TRUMP FAMILY FOUNDATION SLUSH FUND…. Will
they see jail?
BFF, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), and the crown prince of Abu
Dhabi, Muhammad bin Zayed (MBZ), refer to Jared as “the clown prince.”
Bone-cutter MBS assured those around him that he had Jared “in my
Following meetings at the White House and
also with the Kushners over their 666 Fifth Avenue property, former Qatari
Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim reported back to the emir that “the
people atop the new administration were heavily motivated by personal financial
“Truthfully, It Is
Tough To Ignore Some Of The Gross Immoral Behavior By
The President” WASHINGTON POST
Trump's sister quits as a federal judge 10 days into
formal probe of her possible role in massive family tax scam that could have
ended in her impeachment
· Trump's older sister resigned as an appellate court judge shortly
after a probe opened into her involvement in a family tax scheme
·10 days ago an investigation into whether Maryanne Trump Barry violated
judicial conduct rules launched
·The case was closed after Barry resigned because retired judges are not
subject to the rules
·Barry had not heard a case in two years after transitioning to inactive
shortly after Trump's inauguration
·The Trump siblings were probed after an investigation found they were
involved in a tax scheme related to the transfer of their father's real estate
President Donald Trump’s
older sister Maryanne Trump Barry, 82, retired as a federal judge just days
after an investigation opened into her possible role in family tax fraud
Barry was a federal appellate judge in the
third district, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and the
investigation could have led to her impeachment.
She had not presided over a case in more than
two years, but was still listed as an inactive senior judge in the third
district – usually the step taken before full retirement.
Barry did not give any reasons for her
The probe into the Trumps was first opened
last fall, after a New York Times investigation found the Trump siblings
engaged in tax schemes in the 1990s, including fraud, that increased their
Maryanne Trump Barry resigned as a federal
appellate judge 10 days into an investigation into whether she violated
judicial conduct rules
An investigation into the Trump siblings
opened after the New York Times reported that they transferred their father's
real estate assets improperly in the 1990s
The formal investigation into whether Barry
violated judicial conduct rules started ten days ago, but was closed after
Barry announced her retirement since retired judges are not subject to judicial
These reviews could result in the censure or
reprimand of federal judges, but in some more extreme cases, the judge could be
referred to the House of Representatives for impeachment.
It appears Barry will receive somewhere
between $184,500 and $217,600 annually, the same salary she earned when she
last met certain workload requirements before changing her status to inactive.
The Times investigation into the Trump’s
alleged that Fred Trump transferred his real estate empire profits and
ownership to his four children, including the president, Barry, brother Robert
Trump, and their sister Elizabeth Trump Grau, in ways designed to dodge gift
and estate taxes.
Barry, pictured above with sister Elizabeth Trump
Grau, was a senior inactive judge, which is the step taken usually before full
retirement, and had not heard a case in over two year.
Trump's lawyer Charles Hardner said that the
allegations made as a result of the Times' investigation is '100 per cent
false' and accused the newspaper of defamation
“The New York Times’s allegations of fraud
and tax evasion are 100 per cent false, and highly defamatory,” a lawyer for
Trump, Charles Hardner, said last October.
Barry was elevated to the United States Court
of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 1999, and shortly
after Trump’s inauguration, in February 2017, she notified the court she would
stop hearing cases without citing a reason.
At this point she became a senior inactive judge
and gave up her staff and chambers.
TRUMP COMPARES PETE BUTTIGIEG TO MAD MAG ALFRED E
NEUMAN.... Pete compares the Swamp Keeper to a conman, huckster, cheat,
pathological liar, bankrupt tax-evading phony billionaire, golf cheat,
adulterer and whore chaser with Tang-rinsed hair!
would also go to all of the working class that are in America, construction
workers in particular.
Their salaries have not just stagnated, they have gone down in the last 20
years. These are the least among us. We are the only ones not speaking
out of self-interest. …
Most of the people who are
advocating for open borders …
they have a vested in interest in having either the cheap labor or the
Democratic voters. Their neighborhoods aren’t the ones being
overwhelmed. They get the cheap maids, the cheap nannies,
and then they strut around like they’re Martin Luther King.
No, you are talking in your self-interest, Chamber of Commerce, and
Koch brothers, and Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer. It’s Donald
Trump and our side who are actually caring about our fellow Americans — the
kids who are getting addicted to black tar heroin. …
The heroin problem in this
country is 100 percent a problem of not having a wall on the border. And 70,000
Americans are dying every year. That’s more that died in the entire Vietnam War. That is a national emergency. ANN COULTER
In fact, Trump is
steadily moving in the precise opposite direction of what he promised.
Illegal immigration is
on track to hit the highest levels in more than a decade, and Trump has
willfully decided to keep amnesty advocates Jared, Ivanka, Mick Mulvaney, Marc
Short, and Mercedes Schlapp in the White House. For all his talk about
immigration, did he ever consider hiring people who share his MAGA vision?
THE TRUMP FAMILY FOUNDATION SLUSH FUND…. Will
they see jail?
The latest ad from the Federation for American Immigration
Reform (FAIR) asks Trump to reject the mass illegal and legal immigration
policies supported by Wall Street, corporate executives, and most specifically,
the GOP mega-donor Koch brothers.
by the big business lobby, Chamber of Commerce, Koch brothers, and George W.
Bush Center include increasing employment-based legal immigration that would
likely crush the historic wage gains that Trump has delivered for
America’s blue collar and working class citizens.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Silicon Valley
investors are uniting with the Koch network’s consumer and industrial investors
to demand a huge DACA amnesty
A handful of Republican and Democrat
lawmakers are continuing to tout a plan that gives amnesty to nearly a million
illegal aliens in exchange for some amount of funding for President Trump’s
proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
DEATH OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS
THE ASSAULT ON THE AMERICAN WORKER BY PHONY POPULIST SWAMP
Companies say they often pay good wages to their imported H-2B workers,
often around $15 per hour. But that price is below the wages sought by
Americans for the seasonal work which leaves them jobless in the off-season.
The lower wages paid to H-2Bs also allows companies to pay lower wages to their
American supervisors. NEIL MUNRO
WILL TRUMP AND HIS PARASITIC FAMILY DO FOR MONEY???
JOHN DEAN: Not so far. This
has been right by the letter of the special counsel’s charter. He’s released
the document. What I’m looking for is relief and understanding that
there’s no witting or unwitting likelihood that the President is an agent of
Russia. That’s when I’ll feel comfortable, and no evidence even hints at that.
We don’t have that yet. We’re still in the process of unfolding the report to
look at it. And its, as I say, if [Attornery General William Barr] honors his
word, we’ll know more soon.
“Our entire crony
capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy
approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This is the way a great
country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan AMERICAN THINKER
In fact, Trump is steadily moving in the precise opposite
direction of what he promised.
Illegal immigration is on track to hit the highest levels in
more than a decade, and Trump has willfully decided to keep amnesty advocates
Jared, Ivanka, Mick Mulvaney, Marc Short, and Mercedes Schlapp in the White
House. For all his talk about immigration, did he ever consider hiring people
who share his MAGA vision?
TRUMP’S CATCH AND RELEASE… all the “cheap” labor
climbing our borders, jobs and welfare lines!
THE ENTIRE REASON TRUMP NOMINATED KIRSTJEN
NIELSEN WAS BECAUSE OF HER LONG HISTORY OF ADVOCATING OPEN BORDERS TO KEEP
confirmed federal data from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
agency, Breitbart News has learned the massive scale and scope of DHS’s ramped
up Catch and Release policy.
months, DHS officials have said privately that the Catch and Release program
has been taken to new heights, while ICE union officials declared this week that the program was in
“overdrive” under the direction of DHS Secretary
Kirstjen Nielsen. JOHN BINDER
TRUMP AND THE MURDERING 9-11 MUSLIM SAUDIS…
Why is the Swamp Keeper and his family of parasites up their
alleged comment is maddening and disheartening,
but at least he's being straightforward about his indefensible
and self-serving neglect. I'll leave you with this reminder of the scope of the problem,
not that anyone in power is going to do a damn thing about it."
THE RICH APPLAUD TWITTER’S TRUMP’S TAX CUTS FOR THE SUPER RICH!
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in
an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump has succeeded as a
conversation starter but has failed to keep his most important campaign
“His chief promises were
that he would build the wall, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and repeal Obamacare,
and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson told Urs Gehriger of the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche.
TRUMP POSITIONS HIMSELF FOR IMPEACHMENT
MAY LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR HIS GOLF COURSE IN
“Truthfully, It Is Tough To
Ignore Some Of The Gross Immoral Behavior By The President” WASHINGTON
“Mueller and the anti-Trump camp within the
ruling elite know very well that the billionaire New York real estate and
gambling speculator-turned president is mired in criminal activity, which is
certain to be reflected in the material seized from Cohen. They have Trump by
the throat, and Trump knows it.”
entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become
a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This
is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ----Karen
McQuillan AMERICAN THINKER
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee
Wednesday that the “whole Trump family” was potentially comprised by a
foreign power ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
"Trump's alleged comment is maddening and
disheartening, but at least he's being straightforward about his
indefensible and self-serving neglect. I'll leave you with this reminder of the scope of
the problem, not that anyone in power is going to do a damn thing about
Banks Give Congress Documents on Possible Trump Dealings with
A group of banks has turned over
documents on Russians who may have done business with President Donald Trump
following a request from Congress, a Thursday report states.
to the Wall
Street Journal, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo,
and Deutsche Bank gave lawmakers thousands of documents as part of a
joint investigation by the House Financial Services and Intelligence
Committees into possible foreign influence over President Trump and members of
his family. The
former committee is chaired by none other than impeachment crusaders Rep.
Maxine Waters (D-CA). These financial institutions are expected to transfer
more documents to congressional investigators in the coming weeks, the Journal said.
issued subpoenas for the information in April.
Deutsche Bank, Mr. Trump’s primary bank, has turned over emails, loan
agreements and other documents related to the Trump Organization to the office
of New York Attorney General Letitia James, in response to a civil subpoena
sent earlier this year, according to people familiar with the New York
investigation,” the newspaper reports.
April, President Trump, his three oldest children, and the TrumpOrganization sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One
to prevent them from handing over their financial records to Congress. The
president and his former real estate company also filed a lawsuit to block a
subpoena from the House Oversight Committee seeking financial documents from
Mazars, an accounting firm.
month, President Trump filed a civil lawsuit to prevent
the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns
from New York state officials.
lawsuit, which was filed July 23rd in Washington against the House panel, New
York State Attorney General Letitia James, and New York State
Department of Taxation and Finance commissioner Michael Schmidt, seeks an
injunction to block a new state law. The law would allow the Democrat-controlled
House and Ways Means Committee to obtain the president’s tax returns.
became clear that Treasury would not divulge the President’s federal tax
returns, New York passed a law allowing the Committee to get his state
returns,” reads the court filing. “That
hyper-specific condition was, not coincidentally, already satisfied for the
intended target of the Act: President Trump.”
sued the Treasury Department and IRS officials in an attempt to enforce a law
that allows its chairman, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), to obtain any
Millennials lose it when the guy who owns their favorite
companies fundraises for Trump
While the multiple mass
shootings and stabbings in the U.S. in the past few weeks upset many, nothing
exercised the minds of wealthy fit liberals as learning that the investor of
their favored, elitist, expensive gyms, or as the wealthy fit liberals refer to
them, fitness centers, they attend was hosting a fundraiser last night for...
President Donald J. Trump (R). And hosting it, no less, in the
exclusive, elitist playground of the East Cost liberal and wealthy: the
Entrust it to Vox, to ponder the dilemma of the oh, so self-labeled hip who
exercise at, or work out as they refer their imposed sweat inducing contortions
at, Equinox and Soul Cycle, to keep their butts tight and their minds closed.
But it can be particularly
surprising to consumers when brands that have cultivated progressive and
inclusive images are found to be associated with campaigns or causes that stand
for the opposite.
Stephen Ross is a
billionaire real estate developer (reported net worth: $7.7 billion) and owner
of a private investment firm that has backed many of the latter kind of brands.
He’s also hosting a fundraiser for the Trump 2020 campaign at his Hamptons
mansion on Friday, August 9, where tickets will range from $100,000 for a lunch
and photo opp to $250,000 to attend a roundtable discussion, according to
the Washington Post.
Rich people hosting fundraisers for Trump is not itself particularly notable,
but the fact that Ross’s firm has financed companies beloved in part for their
progressive images has caused many patrons to call for a boycott. Among the
brands Ross has invested in are Equinox, which has supported LGBTQ charities in
the past; the spinning behemoth SoulCycle; the organic tampon brand Lola; and
the budget gym Blink Fitness, as well as food chains like Momofuku and its
pastry offshoot Milk Bar, and the fast-casual pizza spot &pizza.
OMG! What to
New York Magazine to the rescue with additional information on those boycott targets
for the morally outraged, tight-bodied, and narrow-minded. And it is
When the news broke that
Stephen Ross, a real-estate executive and venture capitalist, was set to throw an extravagant fundraiser for Donald Trump in the Hamptons on
Friday, reverberations of shock and horror were felt in millennial communities
far and wide, from Brooklyn to downtown L.A. to Austin and Portland,
Oregon. Why? Because Ross is the chairman of the Related
Companies, a parent company of both Equinox and SoulCycle, where many a young
urban professional flocks daily to sweat out their existential dread. ...
Unfortunately it gets even
worse. Ross has a hand in so many millennial lifestyle entities that
there are probably a few influencers whose entire feeds must be cleansed of
products tied to Trump cash. If you think you’re untouched, don’t be
so sure[.] ... The giant, tangled rat king of capitalism means that unless you
live like my friend John, who still has a flip phone and claims to have never
ordered anything online, you’re part of a teeming network of unsavory dealings.
But anyway, here is a list
of all the pertinent things Ross partly owns as you decide how much of your
life must be canceled[.]
Read the list to learn how
those with unfit morals will suffer. Then, exercising your
rights, smile and then go for a nice walk.
FBN’s Dobbs on Trump: ‘His Base Is
Expecting’ a Wall, Illegal Immigration to Be Stopped
Monday on his Fox Business Network program, Lou Dobbs warned
President Donald Trump not to neglect issues related to illegal immigration.
According to Dobbs, Trump’s base is expecting a border wall and
a decrease in illegal immigration, which has been on the rise. If progress was
not made on those issues, there could be political consequences, he warned.
I want to turn to another turn here, on the part of the
administration. At the same time they are announcing this rule [limiting green
cards for those on welfare] the president is making clear he wants more legal
immigrants in this country, the Senate is looking at that wants to double
the H1b visas in this country, which is effectively outsourcing American jobs.
And we’ve got Kellyanne Conway … saying all of this is basically negotiable
with Republicans, she thinks a deal can be done on illegal immigration and on
guns. It doesn’t make any difference, throw it all together.
His base is expecting a wall. They’re expecting illegal
immigration to be stopped. Instead, immigration year over year is rising dramatically.
We’ve got four times the number of families being apprehended at the border.
This is not going well.
I absolutely believe this is a historic president, this man is
doing things that were unimaginable even ten years ago which he has achieved.
But, my God, November 2020 is nearing at an alarming rate. Somebody is advising
him in the most peculiar and, I think, antithetical to his interest manner.
You know who is coming straight at the president? Focusing on
the forgotten man and woman — Pocahontas herself, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is
going straight at the working man and woman in this country and talking about
taxing the rich and raising hell. And it seems to be resonating in these early
If this president forgets who his base is, and listens to some
of the — these folks advising him on illegal immigration, the wall, gun
control, jobs, visas, and the American worker, it is going to be a damn even