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Trump Created Immigration and Border Chaos. Photographer: John Moore/Getty Images On Jan. 11, 2018, Thomas Homan, then the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts on border security.

Trump Created Immigration and Border Chaos

The television program, a daily breakfast buffet of propaganda, featured a discussion of the political hypocrisy and policy failures of Democrats, the criminal dangers of sanctuary cities and the sad futility of legalizing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Yet after a full year of Donald Trump’s presidency, there was also good news to report. “Under this president, we had a 45-year low in illegal immigration on the border this year,” Homan told his Fox hosts. “That’s not a coincidence — he is successful,” Homan said of Trump. Here we are, however, only 15 months later, and Trump’s border is, by his own definition, a “crisis.” How did Trump’s “good progress” get derailed? Democrats, of course. As Bloomberg News reported: Paula White: the pastor who helps Trump hear 'what God has to say' Paula White, Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser and personal pastor, re-enacted a moment at a private White House dinner last month which would eventually make headlines for showing the president’s hardline stance on abortion.

Paula White: the pastor who helps Trump hear 'what God has to say'

The evening before the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump approached the US senator Chris Coons, a Democrat and Presbyterian, about an expansion of abortion rights in New York state. The law is reviled by evangelicals like White. Trump thrust his face over the Democrat’s shoulder, so they were nearly cheek to cheek, and said in his ear: “So, you can do that to a baby … And that’s not a human, is it? And you have no problem?” He followed up: “Isn’t it called murder?”

Trump was “just right in his face, and I was like, ‘Whoa,’” said White, leaning over the ornate dining room table in her nearly 6,000-sq-ft home in Florida. Forget Trump's border distraction – the real threat is inside the house. We already know that the border is a distraction and the dangers there are largely fictions.

Forget Trump's border distraction – the real threat is inside the house

We know that undocumented immigrants commit crime at lower rates than US-born people; that most undocumented people in the US got here by overstaying their visas, not coming across the southern border illicitly and that undocumented people are a crucial part of the labor force. But we also know that if you can get people excited about imaginary threats, you can distract them from the real ones, and that often the greatest dangers are the people fomenting the excitement.

The shutdown has exposed Trumponomics for what it is: a disaster. One of the least talked-about consequences of the partial shutdown of the US government – courtesy of Donald “I’m proud to shut down the government” Trump – is its negative effect on the US economy.

The shutdown has exposed Trumponomics for what it is: a disaster

Federal spending accounts for just over 20% of the total economy. When that spigot is turned halfway off, as it is now, demand for goods and services necessarily drops. The result is less investment and slower growth. Right now some 800,000 government employees aren’t collecting paychecks. Nor are hundreds of thousands of government contractors being paid. It’s just another aspect of Trumponomics, which stands for the highly dubious proposition that prosperity comes from cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy, while squeezing American workers – the people who do most of the buying.

A year ago, Trump and congressional Republicans predicted that their corporate tax cut would cause business investment to soar, which would lead to faster economic growth and higher wages. The Trump Dictatorship. Here's A Supercut Of Trump Trying To Talk About Technology. Satellite images reveal hidden North Korea missile bases. While the network of undeclared sites has long been known to American intelligence agencies, it has not been publicly acknowledged by President Donald Trump, who asserted that North Korea was "no longer a nuclear threat" following his June summit with dictator Kim Jong Un.

Satellite images reveal hidden North Korea missile bases

The CIA declined to comment on the images, but US officials have expressed concern about North Korea using hidden and undeclared locations to continue to work on improving their missile technology and possibly their nuclear program. "These missile operating bases, which can be used for all classes of ballistic missile from short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) up to and including intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), would presumably have to be subject to declaration, verification, and dismantlement in any final and fully verifiable denuclearization deal," the report states. "The North Koreans have not signed any document working out, laying out, what steps they are going to take to denuclearize," Hagel said. Trump and His Children Accused of Investment Scams in Lawsuit. Trump's bully's pulpit. Trump Stump Speeches: Immigration. Editor’s Note: For weeks, President Donald Trump has been campaigning in states that are key to the Republican Party’s chances of maintaining control of the House and Senate.

Trump Stump Speeches: Immigration

We have reviewed seven speeches he gave from Oct. 10 to Oct. 22. This is the first in a series of stories on his speeches. President Donald Trump is trying to make illegal immigration a key issue in the midterm elections. In Montana, which borders Canada, Trump tells supporters that “it’s going to be an election of the caravan,” referring to the several thousand Central American emigrants who are traveling to Mexico and the U.S. in search of refugee status. In seeking to motivate his supporters to vote Republican, Trump makes wildly inaccurate and baseless immigration claims about the “radical” Democrats — a term he used 38 times in seven speeches (36 times in referring to Democrats and twice in referring to “Islamic terrorists”). Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?

In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on alert.

Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?

Reports said that the infiltrators were probably Russian, which suggested to most members of the group that one of the country’s intelligence agencies had been involved. They speculated that if the Russians were hacking the Democrats they must be hacking the Republicans, too. “We thought there was no way in the world the Russians would just attack the Democrats,” one of the computer scientists, who asked to be identified only as Max, told me.

The group was small—a handful of scientists, scattered across the country—and politically diverse. (Max described himself as “a John McCain Republican.”) Max’s group began combing the Domain Name System, a worldwide network that acts as a sort of phone book for the Internet, translating easy-to-remember domain names into I.P. addresses, the strings of numbers that computers use to identify one another. Donald Trump: GOP just passed veteran's Choice after 44-year wait. Actually, it's 4 years old. President Donald Trump has been barnstorming for Republicans in the midterms.

Donald Trump: GOP just passed veteran's Choice after 44-year wait. Actually, it's 4 years old

On Oct. 1 he landed in Johnson City, Tenn., to help U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, covering familiar ground about the improving economy. He touted securing $716 billion for the military, and he gave Republicans credit for giving veterans a new health care option. "We just passed Choice," Trump said. "That was 44 years, they’ve been trying to pass Choice. Trump repeated the point, saying, "They’ve been trying to pass that one for many, many decades. Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals' Donald Trump condemned protesters who have turned out in droves to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, calling them “elevator screamers” funded by professional interest groups.

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

The thousands of protesters descending on the Capitol have included sexual assault survivors pleading with senators by highlighting their own past traumas, but the president dismissed them on Friday as insincere. “The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it!” He said on Twitter. “Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Trump participated in ‘dubious’ tax schemes in the 1990s, explosive NYT report says. NEW YORK — The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud.

Trump participated in ‘dubious’ tax schemes in the 1990s, explosive NYT report says

The 15,000-word Times report contradicts Trump’s portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1 million loan from his father. The Times says Trump and his father, Fred, avoided gift and inheritance taxes by setting up a sham corporation and undervaluing assets to tax authorities. The Times says its report is based on more than 100,000 pages of financial documents, including confidential tax returns from the father and his companies. A lawyer for Trump, Charles J. Trump's Bungled Twitter Attack on Obama. In a pair of tweets, President Donald Trump pushed back at former President Barack Obama for taking partial credit for the post-recession economic recovery. But, in doing so, Trump got the facts wrong: Trump misquoted Obama when he claimed that the former president said, “President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP.”

In a June 2016 town hall, Obama said Trump would need a “magic wand” to bring back “some of those jobs of the past,” such as manufacturing jobs.Trump wrongly tweeted that the “GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!” It has actually happened dozens of times. Lies and Truth in the Era of Trump. Trump can dodge London’s protests – but Scotland is ready for him. Donald Trump thinks he can avoid London’s protests, but Scotland will be ready for him. His bid to avoid the passionate protests against him by bypassing the capital has sparked tittering all across the UK. I can only deduce that, after hearing about those pesky sharia-loving liberal Londoners, the abundance of Scots offering to give Trump a “Glasgow kiss” was only too inviting for the groping-obsessed American.

The naivety of the presidential office is almost endearing. After the betrayal of the Brexit vote, Londoners and Scots were instantly united once more – but this time it was down to their shared contempt for a man so repulsive even his own wife won’t hold his hand. While the London protests will heartily continue, the baton and the big-baby-Trump balloon have been firmly passed to Scotland to make sure Trump gets the welcome he deserves. I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5. There’s one thing everyone can agree with President Donald Trump on about the street gang MS-13: The group specializes in spectacular violence. Its members attack in groups, in the woods, at night, luring teens to their deaths with the promise of girls or weed.

One Long Island boy told me he doesn’t go to parties anymore because he worries any invitation could be a trap. A victim’s father showed me a death certificate that said his son’s head had been bashed in, then lowered his voice and added that the boy’s bones had been marked by machete slashes, but he didn’t want the mother to know that. A teenager who has left the gang told me he considers himself dead already, and is just trying to make sure MS-13 doesn’t kill his family. I’m spending the year reporting on MS-13 members and their associates. Language Expert: Donald Trump's Way Of Speaking Is 'Oddly Adolescent' Justin Trudeau trolls Trump with framed photo of his grandfather's Canadian brothel. Donald Trump Is Doing Putin's Work in Ruining U.S. Alliances, Says Ex-envoy to Moscow. President Donald Trump is outdoing the Kremlin in spoiling U.S. alliances around the world, a former envoy to Moscow has said ahead of a global summit with disgruntled foreign leaders.

Trump is set to attend the first G7 summit since his administration controversially imposed tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Washington’s closest allies in Europe, despite protest from the leaders of all involved and against the advice of U.S. senators from both parties. The move was one of the clearest signs yet that the Trump administration does not stand by commitments to U.S. partners made by generations of previous presidents. One person who will be gleefully watching the deepening of a self-inflicted schism between the U.S. and its friends overseas is a man who is no longer invited to these summits—Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Washington’s ex-envoy to Moscow, Michael McFaul. Related: Asked about “terrible” Trump call, Macron says you are better off not knowing. Cohen protected T...p by making legal threats click 2x. Trump Misquotes Clapper on FBI 'Spy' 5 easy steps that explain just how out of bounds Donald Trump's FBI move really is.

But what Trump has done -- and is doing -- in regard to an FBI confidential source who had conversations with several people in his campaign orbit in 2016 is the sort of thing that should make every citizen stop short. This goes well beyond the standard-issue norm-shattering that Trump has made his regular operating procedure since he began running for president. This veers into the sort of line-crossing that has very real -- and frightening -- consequences for the democratic experiment. "If they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country," Trump said Tuesday during a photo opportunity with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. "It would be very illegal. " Added Trump: "It would make probably every political event ever look like small potatoes. China is winning Trump’s trade war. The Trump “Brand” is all but destroyed.

Death by sex and television? It’s how Trump would want to go. “The Storm rolls back in,” ran some promotional material Stormy Daniels posted early on Friday, and – as is increasingly the case – it was not immediately clear whether it related to her adult film work or her gathering legal battle with the president of the United States. Whichever it was, I enjoy Stormy’s relentless message discipline. In so many ways, her attorney, Michael Avenatti – who loves to go on television, and has yet to make a mistake on it – has a dream client. Stormy is smart and self-aware, and has an amusing line in dispatching her critics. By contrast, everyone in the enemy camp loves to go on television, and they only make mistakes on it. They then make matters worse. In court, Trump's fortunes are plummeting (Opinion)

First, in the Southern District of New York, he has been fighting for a special protocol that would permit him and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to review -- before the government can -- the materials of Cohen that the FBI seized and identify privileged documents. What the law says about James Comey’s leaked memos. President Donald Trump trained his fire on the memos of former FBI Director James Comey, claiming the written impressions of their one-on-one discussions contain classified information and that Comey broke the law by disclosing them. No proof of Trump's conspiracy theory that millions voted many times. In a speech in West Virginia that was billed as being about tax reform, President Donald Trump continued his refrain about widespread voter fraud by stating that millions of people vote multiple times. 'He talked about jobs': Trump comes out fighting – and touts ally in Roseanne.

Trump's got it all wrong about Amazon. Trump is raging that 'DACA is dead' while ignoring his rejection of bipartisan deals that would have saved it. It’s not your imagination. Trump is getting worse. Trump Org: a magnet for dirty businessmen. By Inti Pacheco, Manuela Andreoni, Alex Mierjeski and Keenan Chen In late 1997, Donald Trump was beginning to bounce back from near financial ruin.

Two years earlier, his financial losses had totaled $916 million following a string of bankruptcies at Trump casinos and other properties earlier in the decade, according to tax records published in late 2016. But then, Trump stumbled upon a deal that would change the course of his real estate business. In Seoul, South Korea, a proposed tower on the banks of the Han River needed a name to convey luxury to prospective buyers.

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad. The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel” – Political Orphans. Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back 'Hush Money' To Speak About Alleged Trump Affair. Actress Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is offering to return what she calls "hush money" to President Trump in exchange for the right to speak freely about their alleged affair. Charley Gallay/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Charley Gallay/Getty Images Actress Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is offering to return what she calls "hush money" to President Trump in exchange for the right to speak freely about their alleged affair.

Donald Trump is wrong about wage trends. White House Acknowledges Trump Ties To Stormy Legal Battle Over Alleged Affair. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fielded questions from reporters about an alleged affair between the president and a former adult film actress. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption. The 7 most interesting parts of Stormy Daniels’s lawsuit against Trump. ‘I Need Loyalty’ Ryan Zinke wrong that gas prices are down 40% under Trump. Donald Trump at CPAC gives misleading impression about immigration, MS-13. Panama's Trump Hotel Has More Drama Than Guests As Owners, Management Feud. Did Trump inherit a mess? 8 charts show otherwise. Trump said he would charge a gunman. Here’s what he’s actually done in the face of danger. Has Donald Trump 'been much tougher on Russia' than Barack Obama? Trump's Inauguration: Record Spending Leaves Little For Charities.

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The One Thing We Should Always Remember About Donald Trump. The Self-Help Guru Who Shaped Trump’s Worldview. Untitled. Trump’s Trade Policies Keep Backfiring. As Trump Proposes Tax Cuts, Kansas Deals With Aftermath Of Experiment. Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance. Stupid Trump Tricks - The New York Times. Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed. - The New York Times. The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Etiquette - The New York Times. Dan Rather Just Gave The Best Response To Trump Blaming Puerto Ricans For Hurricane Suffering.

Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim about the estate tax, small businesses and farms. I helped create the GOP tax myth. Trump is wrong: Tax cuts don’t equal growth. In Milwaukee op-ed, Donald Trump overstates economic impact of Ronald Reagan corporate tax rate cut. Jesse Williams, Star of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Reveals the Shocking ‘Scam’ Behind Playing the National Anthem at NFL Games. This Veteran Schooled Trump on What ‘Disrespecting the Flag’ Really Means. Donald Trump Is the First White President - The Atlantic. For the third time, Donald Trump, U.S. is not 'highest taxed nation in the world' Trump's False claim that there weren't too many people protesting his Phoenix rally. Donald Trump retells Pants on Fire claim about Gen. Pershing ending terrorism for 35 years. The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathiser.

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Donald Trump, the Laziest President in American History, Departs for 17-Day Golf Resort Vacation. 3 times Trump team changed its story on Russia. In Youngstown, Trump incorrectly says he has achieved historic increase in defense spending. Trump wants to make white people afraid. 7 Pundits Who Spread the Myth of Trump's Working-Class Voter Base.