Franklin Graham: Trump May Not Be The Best Example For Christians, But At Least He’s ‘Defending The Faith’

U.S. President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (2nd R) and FBI Director Christopher Wray (R) stand in prayer at a graduation ceremony at the FBI Academy on the grounds of Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, U.S. December 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham said Sunday President Donald Trump may not be the most exemplary Christian, but the president is doing his part “defending the faith.”

“This president is defending Christians and he is very open about the Christian faith…. Many people can condemn that he is not an example of the Christian faith,”  Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “Well, he may not be the greatest example; well, neither am I. But at least he’s defending the faith and he’s standing strong on that.”

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Graham went on to say that he thinks the president can withstand what he feels is a constant onslaught of negative media coverage for another six to eights years — the length of time Trump would be in office if he served a full two terms.

The media has taken issue with the fact that the president and his administration has given the Christian Broadcasting Network a great deal of access, providing the outlet with a number of interviews with Trump and others in his circle.

The Atlantic wrote a story after the president spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 1 that called his speech a vision for “Religious Nationalism.”

“Freedom of religion is a sacred right,” Trump said at the prayer breakfast and note his administration will do everything to protect that right.

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San Francisco 49ers Player Arrested For Domestic Violence

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday for allegedly committing domestic violence and having illegal weapons.

TMZ reported the following:

According to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department … Foster was arrested Sunday morning after cops responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. They say the 49ers star was arrested without incident.

He was booked on three separate charges — domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. No further details were immediately available. 

Well, this isn’t good for anybody involved. Foster also infamously took a knee to protest the police, and now he’s been accused of harming a woman.

It’s pretty hard to reconcile how he can be so against the police, and has now been arrested on very serious charges. The 49ers likely don’t have a choice here. They have to cut him. He had previously been arrested over weed, which isn’t a big deal in the eyes of the NFL or the fans. However, the league is trying to clean up its image, and allowing men who allegedly beat women won’t be tolerated. The Ray Rice incident forced the NFL to aggressively pursue change when it comes to dealing with players arrested for charges related to violence against women.

I’ll be shocked if Foster is on the team much longer. Getting caught with some drugs is probably going to get you a fine. Getting arrested for allegedly beating a woman is likely going to get you shown the exit door, as it should.

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Michelle Obama Unveiled Her Official Portrait – The Audience Reaction Says It All

Artist Amy Sherald and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning.

The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.

“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.

All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery.

Artist Amy Sherald and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Artist Amy Sherald and former first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of Mrs. Obama’s portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former first lady Michelle Obama at the unveiling of her portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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Michelle Obama claps at portrait unveiling. (Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC)

(Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC)

Michelle Obama at portrait unveiling. (Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC)

(Photo: Screenshot/MSNBC)

“Whatcha think?” she asked her mother, Marian Robinson. “It’s pretty nice, isn’t it?”

Obama said that she and President Barack Obama interviewed several artists for their portraits, and that she bonded with Sherald because of all the time they spent together.

The comments on twitter were equally disapproving:

   

 

Ouch.

Justice Ginsburg Indicts Half The Country, Blames ‘Macho Atmosphere’ And ‘Sexism’ For Trump’s Win

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg blamed “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere” for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election defeat.

At a Columbia University Women’s Conference Sunday, Ginsburg was asked to clarify a comment she made in September 2016 on PBS, where she said sexism “no doubt” was one of the reasons Clinton lost to Trump. Ginsburg said she still believed sexism interfered with the election, adding that no man could have possibly have been criticized the way Clinton acted.

“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said Sunday. “I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part.”

Ginsburg has continued to criticize Trump since he won the Republican nomination for president, which sparked a tweet from then-candidate Trump in July 2o16. (RELATED: ‘Elderly And Drunken’ Ginsburg Doubles Down, Calls Trump ‘Faker’)

“Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me,” Trump tweeted. “Her mind is shot — resign!”

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Obama Portrait Painter Once Painted Piece Depicting A Black Woman Beheading A White Woman

Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets artist Kehinde Wiley during the unveiling of his portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Former President Barack Obama’s portrait painter once depicted a black woman holding the cutoff head of a white woman in a reimagining of a story from the book of Judith.

Kehinde Wiley, the painter of Obama’s portrait for the National Portrait Gallery, reimagined the story of Judith beheading Holofernes from the deuterocanonical Book of Judith as a black woman beheading a white woman years ago.

“It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing,” Wiley told New York Magazine previously.

The original story tells the tale of a young widow named Judith who steps forward to save her people by seducing and then cutting off the head of Holofernes, an Assyrian general. Countless artists have reimagined the tale, but usually feature a man and a woman. In Wiley’s version of events, Judith is a black woman who cuts off the head of a white woman.

Many of Wiley’s paintings usually envision black people at the forefront of historical events, as “the whole conversation of my work has to do with power and who has it.”

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Donald Trump Jr. — ‘Disgusting’ How People Reacted To News My Wife Had Been Hospitalized

Donald Trump, Jr., (R) his wife Vanessa (L) and their daughter Kai (C) attend the White House senior staff swearing in at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities are reportedly investigating a package containing a suspicious substance Donald Trump Jr. received at his New York City residence, and the president’s eldest son delivered choice words to those cheering the news on social media.

Don Jr’s wife, Vanessa Trump, was at the apartment at the time of delivery and opened the package, and she was one of three people hospitalized as a precaution to the incident.

Donald Trump, Jr., (R) his wife Vanessa (L) and their daughter Kai (C) attend the White House senior staff swearing in at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, Jr., (R) his wife Vanessa (L) and their daughter Kai (C) attend the White House senior staff swearing in at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Though most people reacted appropriately to the scare, plenty did not, and Trump took notice.

“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” he tweeted. “Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”

Authorities have not yet released what substance the Trump’s received. So far, none of the three individuals hospitalized in relation to the incident have dealt with any health issues.

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It’s Official! Melania Just Made White House History With Shock Announcement She Made

Melania Trump is still overseas on her first presidential trip and just used her time in Italy to make a shocking personal announcement about something she could no longer hide. She made history in the process as the only First Lady ever in the White House to reveal what she did, hours after emerging from the hospital where she felt she needed to bring her secret out into the public.

The First Lady has developed somewhat of a new habit that’s become more obvious in her travels, to those looking a little closer than others. What she recently began doing in the states has since carried on overseas, leading to an unbelievable miracle revealed just hours after leaving a children’s hospital in Rome.

Being the quiet, private person that she is and respected for, there are some personal details of Melania not known to the public. That’s recently changed after what ended up being a more religious trip to Italy than a political one. Melania has made a habit out of visiting sick children in hospitals at home and abroad, making a point to spend time at one in each country she visits on this week-long trip. Her love of children is palpable in the pictures that come from these visits and now we know that there’s a much deeper reason for that.

The Daily Mail reports:

“When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild.”

“Now we know one reason why the first lady began with ‘Let us pray’ and ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ when she introduced the president that evening: She’s a practicing Roman Catholic.”

“Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed that to DailyMail.com on Wednesday, hours after Pope Francis blessed a rosary for her at the Vatican.”

Not only does this announcement about her faith make her the first First Lady since the Kennedys to be a Catholic in the White House, but it’s perhaps because of her deep faith that something unfathomable happened after she left the hospital.

True to her faith, Mrs. Trump “spent time in prayer at the Vatican-affiliated Bambino Gesù (Baby Jesus) Hospital, and laid flowers at the feet of a statue of the Madonna,” according to Mail Online. While she was at the hospital, she talked to each tiny patient individually not just about their likes and dreams, but also about their conditions they’re struggling with. With this insight into their lives, Melania got to know a little Greek boy in the Intensive Care Unit who was in need of a heart. He had been on the donor list for a while and time was running out.

While at his bedside talking to him and whispering sweet words of hope and encouragement to him, Melania asked if she could pray for him. He gladly accepted the offer and she prayed for healing and a miracle.

God not only heard her prayer, He wasted no time in answering it and performed a miracle on this sweet child’s behalf.

“Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor,” the First Lady said in a statement. “I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.”

Melania’s frequent trips to children’s hospitals are not for “photo ops” which liberals claim they are. It’s clear that her heart is truly with these children who she cares deeply for, which is something that the hateful left can’t fathom feeling for strangers. Her words said after this miracle as well as other hospital trips where she connected with kids, truly speak to this incredible fact about our First Lady.

“To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift,” Melania said. “The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily.”

Her faithful prayers for these “bambinos,” as she affectionately referred to them as when speaking to the Pope in Rome, are an incredible blessing as one lucky little boy has recently experienced first hand. As much as she’s a gift to these kids, she’s a blessing to our nation as well. We are so fortunate to have a First Lady of faith in the White House who uses her trust and belief in God to bless others.

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BREAKING NOW: Trump’s Family Rushed By Ambulance To Hospital After Assassination Attempt

There is no shortage of liberal psychopaths who will seemingly stop at nothing to go down in infamy in the name of Trump destruction. This is the reason it’s necessary that our president and his family have increased security at the cost of taxpayers, which leftists can’t complain about since they perpetuate so much hate and violence toward this elected official and his family.

Talk of assassination and publicly fantasizing about it has become commonplace and gone unpunished. It was only a matter of time before those words turned into action, which happened today when Trump’s family found themselves the target of such an attack which landed three in the hospital.

WABC in New York reports:

The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to a New York City hospital Monday after she opened an envelope containing an unknown white powder.

The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr. and sent to the couple’s apartment on East 54th Street in Manhattan.

His wife, Vanessa, opened the letter just after 10 a.m. She and two other people were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

They appear to be fine, officials said.

Police and Secret Service agents are at the scene investigating.

While Vanessa and two other not-named victims may have made it out of this incident relatively unscathed, perhaps it was a trial run to test security. It was also made public that Donald Jr had canceled his family’s Secret Service detail as life with agents around 24/7 had become too intrusive on his family. This could play some part into why he and his family were picked for attack as an easier target.

The New York Times previously reported of this decision made very public:

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has elected to forgo protection by the Secret Service, according to a senior administration official, and another top White House official is losing hers.

The agency ceased protecting Mr. Trump, who lives in New York City and is an executive at the Trump Organization, last week. Mr. Trump, an avid camper and hunter, was said to be seeking more privacy than he can expect with a contingent of agents accompanying him everywhere.

It was not immediately clear whether the decision applied to his family; he and his wife, Vanessa, have five children. Mr. Trump could not be reached, and the White House did not return a message seeking comment.

The First Family and anyone and everyone bearing the Trump name are all at risk of finding themselves on the receiving end of liberal rage turned violent. Today’s threat was not the first time they have been attacked and given the environment of detest for our president from the left, it will not be the last.

While the president, first lady, first daughter and her husband are in Germany for the G20 summit last July, another horrifying try to take one of them out for good was just stopped — this time aimed at Ivanka. Luckily, this deadly degenerate didn’t realize that Ivanka wasn’t home and was overseas where she was safer in this case, despite the thousands of protesters who surround her in Hamburg, Germany.

The Daily Mail reports:

“A man wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with two knives was arrested trying to get into Trump Tower, police say.”

“Authorities say Adames Benitez said that he was a US Senator and wanted to see President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, when he showed up at Trump Tower around 4pm, the New York Post reported.”

“The 52-year-old man who is from the Bronx was also carrying a forged New York state ID, police say.”

“He apparently tried to tell officials that he was trying to speak with Ivanka about her dress line and that he owned the building.”

While liberals will be quick to excuse this as “just” and act out of mental illness and not anything to be taken seriously, they are disguising the real terrifying issue. By the encouragement to hate, disrespect, and revolt against our president, they are actually responsible for driving people to commit these atrocious attempts, creating or intensifying mental illness in liberal minions willing and ready to do their dirty work. They support or overlook these acts as to use it against our current leadership to claim his presidency is causing this in citizens, hoping to use it as grounds for an impossible impeachment.

Something must be done about this immediately, which should include stricter punishment for those who attempt to be liberal “heroes.” We are at war within our own country against lunatics willing to take another’s life for simply voting for our president or bearing his last name. With people supporting this resolve, they will drive this country into a civil war before the end of Trump’s first term in office.

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WHOA! Every US Olympian Just Hit With NASTY News From Officials Overnight – It’s OVER!

It’s only been two days since the kick off of the 2018 Winter Olympics but it already over for Team USA and not because of their lack of medals to bring home. The games took off with a really disturbing start on multiple levels, from athletes publicly slamming our administration, to the Olympic Committee making sure awards are not based on merit, but diversity in skin color and sexual orientation. Now, only the Olympians on Team USA were just blindsided by more bad news. No sooner did the games begin, which these athletes have worked years to get to, they find out it’s over – for some even before they even had a chance to compete.

The Olympics is supposed to be about good sportsmanship, an impressive level of achievement. Athletes who have made it to this point did so through their own hard work and dedication to the sport – they weren’t selected to be there by affirmative action. The only thing that got one competitor or team of competitors in the door, was having worked harder than those they were up against. Sheer determination and skill level, not race, has put the best of the best athletes up against each other, just how it should be.

However, it seems that many on Team USA have been poisoned by the Barack Obama era and set the tone of racism, entitlement, and total divisiveness before they even got to South Korea to compete. It only got worse once they arrived and had attention from the world’s stage. That’s when US speedskater Shani Davis declared a totally fair coin toss racist since he wasn’t picked to carry the American flag. Gay Figure skater and medal winner Adam Rippon continued his spread of false claims and extreme hate for Vice President Mike Pence who was there to show his support for him. Downhill skier Lindsey Vonn’s also continues to discredit our president, declaring herself as “Captain America,” not Trump.

Coming fresh off the heels of the worst season of America’s former favorite sport, these Olympic athletes should have taken note of what mixing divisive opinions into sports does. The NFL may never recover from having done that and now Team USA is feeling the burn for themselves. Americans are fed-up with this abuse of a public platform and entitled athletes souring an enjoyable past time with their opinions. People are proving that watching the sports isn’t important to them and have found better things to do with their time.

Like the NFL, the Olympics has suffered a devastating drop in ratings from Americans not watching their team of Olympians compete. This is unfortunate for the innocent athletes who didn’t go to South Korea with any agenda other than winning. A few hateful competitors ruined it for everyone who isn’t getting the support from back home now since citizens aren’t tuning in to take part of what the racist, anti-Christian, and Trump-bashing athletes are doing and saying.

Breitbart reports:

Ratings for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and the first few days of broadcasts are in, and the results are not good news for NBC as ratings have fallen significantly from four years ago.

The numbers show that the opening ceremonies for the PyeongChang, South Korea, Winter Games saw a ratings dip over the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. “Viewership for the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony was down over 10% compared to Sochi’s Opening Ceremony. The number of viewers dropped from 31.7 viewers to 28.3 viewers according to Deadline,” Awful Announcing reported.

“These numbers come off another dip from the Sochi games on the night before the Opening Ceremony. Those ratings from the first night of the PyeongChang Games were down a whopping 22% compared to four years ago.”

This means that ratings are going to have to improve over the next two weeks as the games continue if NBC is to reach its viewership goals. But that is not generally seen historically. In general, ratings fall from the opening ceremony to the closing days as the high profile competitions finish and the viewers tire of the coverage.

Perhaps it’s even more than just the divisive athletes who have ruined the games. The genuine level of competition has almost been destroyed by the US Olympic Committee who is more concerned about diversity and giving awards out to fewer white people as to promote fairness and equality.

Whatever happened to diversity being among people’s skill level and picking from that? It’s the entire purpose of the Olympics anyway which has now been made dull under this liberal agenda of fairness. It’s no longer enjoyable to watch when competitors are spewing hate anyway and the winners weren’t actually the best at their sport, just the right sexual orientation or race. It’s not even a competition at this point, it’s just a ribbon ceremony where everyone gets a participation prize and whiny athletes get all the attention for the wrong reasons.

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BREAKING! Trump Just Put 3 Million Entitled Employees On Notice! HE’S DRAINING THE SWAMP!!!

The term “government employee” has become synonymous with lazy, subpar, bureaucratic nonsense, and a host of other unflattering adjectives.  If you are like me and deal with various federal, county, and state offices on a daily basis, it can be rather frustrating. While there are certainly good folks to be sure, it seems in some offices and entities that is just simply not the norm.

Now President Donald Trump is proposing to make some much-needed changes to the federal civilian workforce with his 2019 budget.  To those employees not measuring up or pulling their weight, this could spell doom for them.  The budget is set to be released on Monday and is purported to contain some of the biggest reforms to the government workforce in decades. President Trump’s efforts to wrangle the bureaucracy fulfill a key campaign promise of the businessman president, who pledged a hiring freeze to shrink the cost of government and reduce regulation.

Among the changes proposed:

  • Creation of a bonus pool to reward good employees.
  • An end to so-called “step increases,” pay hikes of 3% to 5% that 99.7% of federal workers get even if they are poor performers.
  • Changes to the overall pay package, with a focus on generous retirement benefits, that align federal pay to the private world.
  • Retraining of employees.
  • Redeploying workers where they are needed.

The White House is purposing to change how more than 1.5 million federal workers are paid with a merit-based system. The proposed system would emphasize performance-based raises instead of the current system that generally increases pay based on tenure. The proposal would slow tenure-based increases, generating $10 billion over 10 years for performance-based payments. Then the subject of benefits, now currently 47% higher than in the private workforce, according to a congressional report, will be trimmed back in line with the private sector.

Many are touting it as “the most ambitious proposal to overhaul the civil service in 40 years” as President Trump proposes what is the norm in many private sector companies.  Simply put, he is proposing to “hire the best and fire the worst.”

President Trump briefly alluded the proposal in his State of the Union address last weekwhen he stated – “Tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.” 

President Trump is using the VA Accountability Act, which gave the Secretary of Veterans Affairs greater authority to fire and discipline workers, as a model for this newest proposal. The White House reports the VA Accountability Act resulted in the dismissal of 1,470 employees, the suspension of 443, demotions for 83 others last year.

Another portion of the upcoming proposal plans to reduce automatic pay increases and instead use that money for a performance bonus pool. Currently, federal employees get a review every one to three years. Employees whose performance is “fully successful” — as 99.7% are — get a within-grade “step” increase in addition to annual cost-of-living increases.

Reforms have been introduced in the past but opposition from the biggest workforce in the country often resist change, fighting any effort to be accountable to the very American people that pay their salaries.

Critics claim these bonus will be used to reward loyalists and lackeys and be used to discriminate against minorities and women. American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox claims President Trump is using this proposal as a means for “political revenge” stating – “While to some people those are code words, they’re very clear to us. Basically, it wipes out due process rights for employees. He seems to be interested in political revenge by firing people. The government is not a family business that you get to be in total control of.”

Proponents of the proposal say that is not the case and instead state the overall goal is to bring the 1950s-styled Civil Service into the digital age, introduce automation, reward “the best” with bonuses, make it easier to hire and fire and provide “flexibility” by moving employees where they are needed and even rehiring skilled retirees.

USA Today details just how difficult this proposal might be to carry out though as many have come before President Trump and failed to do the same –
“Since President Jimmy Carter signed the Civil Service Reform Act in 1978, every president has tried — to some degree or another — to promote greater efficiency in the federal workforce. 

And every president has largely failed, running up against an entrenched culture in the bureaucracy, opposition from labor unions and a fickle Congress, said Donald Devine, who was President Ronald Reagan’s civil service director. Reagan tried implementing Carter’s reform law but ran into resistance from Congress. 

Trump administration officials say Devine’s work has inspired their efforts, but they weren’t popular at the time: Newspapers gave Devine nicknames like “the Grinch,” “the Rasputin of reduction in force,” and “the terrible, swift sword of the civil service.” He served four years as director of the Office of Personnel Management but withdrew his re-nomination in 1985 amid congressional opposition.

“You get bogged down, the unions keep threatening you, they get Congress so upset,” Devine said. “All the presidents, after a while, give up and forget about it. Some of them make it worse, some of them do a little better.”

And while he credits Trump for taking on the issue with new enthusiasm, he said the real estate mogul and former reality television star will soon learn it’s harder to fire people in government.”

It seems President Trump has his work cut out for him and I wish him all success as this is an endeavor that is desperately needed for the betterment of the American people.

Source:freedom-daily.com