Schumer backs Trump’s tough stance on China

Who’s “cryin’” now?

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday said he agrees with President Trump’s “squeezing” of China on trade issues — because it’s the best way to get at North Korea.

“China is not helpful to the United States, they’re happy to see us in trouble. And the way to get at them is by what is the mother load for China — their trade with us,” the Senate Minority leader said in an interview with AM-970 radio host John Catsimatidis.

“They take advantage of American workers of American wealth, of American companies regularly, I call them rapacious,” he added, in a rare moment of agreement between the top Dem and the Republican president.

Schumer, who Trump has called “Cryin’ Chuck” in his tweets, said Trump’s tough stance with China will help in negotiations with North Korea, noting that 90 percent of North Korea’s trade is with China, he said.

“If we keep squeezing China, I believe China could ultimately squeeze North Korea and we could get a good deal,” he said. “But if we stop being tough with China on trade they’ll stop pushing North Korea and we’ll get nowhere.”

Schumer’s view on trade is closer to Trump’s than those of former presidents Obama and Bush, the senator said.

“It’s economics that’s the key to getting to China and Trump is on the right path,” he said.

But Schumer still doesn’t agree with how Trump did “certain things,” including implementing tariffs, he said.

In recent weeks, the Trump administration announced $50 billion in tariffs against Chinese imports to the US and has threatened to impose another $100 billion.

China has promised to fight back with its own tariffs and lawmakers have expressed concerns that this could spark a trade war.

Source:nypost.com

Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state was approved in a narrow vote Monday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The approval came after Sen. Rand Paul said he would support Pompeo as the next secretary of state — virtually guaranteeing that he would be confirmed by the full Senate.

“I just finished speaking to @realDonaldTrump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo,” the Kentucky Republican said in a series of tweets explaining his change of heart.

“After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation the Director Pompeo agrees with @realDonaldTrump,” he wrote.

“President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan,” he continued.

“Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State.”

His announcement came as the committee was set to vote on Pompeo.

He faced a tough fight there, but with Paul’s support and the backing of several Democrats he will be able to win a vote by the full Senate.

Source:nypost.com

Shania Twain apologizes after receiving backlash for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

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Shania Twain has apologized for saying that she would have voted for Donald Trump.

The 52-year-old Canadian singer released a statement on Sunday in which she clarified her comments made about the current president of the United States.

She said: ‘I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard.

Clarification: Shania Twain has apologized for saying that she would have voted for Donald Trump, as she is pictured in LA back in September 

Clarification: Shania Twain has apologized for saying that she would have voted for Donald Trump, as she is pictured in LA back in September

POTUS: President Trump pictured with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office in Florida on Sunday

POTUS: President Trump pictured with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office in Florida on Sunday

‘As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context.’

The That Don’t Impress Me Much hitmaker continued by explaining that she recognizes the sociopolitical climate and that her core values have been centered around being inclusive.

Twain said: I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President.

Opening up: The 52-year-old Canadian singer released a statement on Sunday in which she clarified her comments made about the current president of the United States, as she is pictured back in September

Opening up: The 52-year-old Canadian singer released a statement on Sunday in which she clarified her comments made about the current president of the United States, as she is pictured back in September

‘I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician.

‘My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows.’

Twain raised eyebrows in an interview with The Guardian published on Sunday.

The You’re Still The One hitmaker revealed that she appreciated Trump’s honesty and transparency.

Ouch: Twain raised eyebrows in an interview with The Guardian published on Sunday, as she is pictured performing in New York last August 

Ouch: Twain raised eyebrows in an interview with The Guardian published on Sunday, as she is pictured performing in New York last August

She explained: ‘I would have voted for [Trump] because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both.

‘If I were voting, I just don’t want bulls***. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?’

Meanwhile Shania showed that she is still hip as she partied it up at Coachella last week with Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Timothee Chalamet, and members of Migos.

Source:www.dailymail.co.uk

Donald Gives Melania Her Birthday Present Early, Shows What Kind Of Man He Really Is

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The liberal narrative concerning President Donald Trump is always the same:

rump is cold, unfeeling, and above all else, terrible toward women.

Forget the huge number of ladies who proudly wear “Women for Trump” t-shirts; leftists want everyone to think Donald is nothing more than a misogynist pig.

There’s only one problem with this message: it isn’t even remotely true.

And every time we turn around, our President does something else to prove liberals wrong about his personality and his attitude toward the fairer sex.

First Lady Melania Trump’s birthday is coming up quickly (April 26) and we’re assuming she’s in line for some pretty glorious gifts.

But before the presents start flowing, Donald decided to give his wife her first – and undoubtedly her best – present early.

In an email the President sent to the Make America Great Again Committee this week, he said (via Breitbart):

Family is one of life’s most wonderful treasures, and serving as America’s First Family has been a truly great privilege!

This month, our family is looking forward to a very special day.

Please join us in celebrating the first lady and my beautiful, kind-hearted and exceptional wife Melania’s birthday by signing her card.

Melania is my rock and foundation, and I wouldn’t be the man I am today without her by my side.

She’s the cornerstone of our family, and an incredible mother to our son, Barron.

I’m so proud of her accomplishments, and I hope you’ll wish her well on her special day.

Are those the words of a cold-hearted misogynist?

And despite the barrage of attacks the First Lady has suffered, it remains true that Melania is a fantastic role model for young girls everywhere. As Lifezette reminds us:

The president is in rare company in touting the many attributes of his Slovenian-born wife.

An accomplished and multilingual businesswoman in her own right, she’s noted for being an exceptionally loving mother…

Of course, this source also reminds us that Melania gets continually trashed and ignored, while Michelle Obama was the belle of the ball all eight years she was around.

But then again, that’s just another of the many double standards infecting the liberal agenda, isn’t it?

Source: Breitbart, patriotjournal.org

Stormy Daniels makes flashy entrance at court

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There was no calm before the Stormy.

Porn star Stormy Daniels tripped and nearly fell in a pair of towering black strappy stilettos as she was swarmed by dozens of photographers outside Manhattan federal court Monday.

Daniels made a flashy appearance for a hearing over the client list of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Dressed in a pastel pink knee-length skirt and suit jacket, Daniels was whisked from a car into the courthouse on Pearl Street through a sea of photographers, who knocked over a metal barricade in the chaotic crush.

Daniels showed up to court with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who ducked in and out of court an hour earlier. She turned heads as she entered the courtroom and took a seat in the galley.

Cohen is set to face a federal judge who ordered the lawyer to turn over a list of his clients and answer questions about his practice.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Cohen for defamation and claimed the nondisclosure agreement she signed is invalid because Trump never signed it.

Source:nypost.com

Failed, Bitter Jeb Bush Launches Cheap Attack On Trump’s Presidency

It seems like ever since Donald Trump took Jeb Bush’s proverbial lunch in the primaries, he’s been very bitter about President Trump’s success.

Instead of backing Trump and praising him for actually coming through on promises made — unlike any politician in history — Jeb decided to take the low road by firing cheap shots at Trump.

Breitbart reports:

Wednesday at Elmhurst College in Oak Brook, IL, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) called on voters to stop rewarding politicians who used derogatory characterizations “to make themselves look better.”

Bush said, “Here is the dirty secret, politics is embedded in our culture. We are our culture. The interaction of all of us together defines our culture and our culture is more vulgar then it once was. Our culture allows people to act in ways that thirty years ago would never be allowed in politics. Our culture is more reality TV based, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that our politics is that way.”

He added, “Voters should penalize rather than reward politicians, irrespective of their party, that use racist language or call people Nazis or disparage the disabled or make fun of people in order to push someone down to make themselves look better. That should be a penalty. You should be in a penalty box rather than getting rewards for that.”

After telling a story about Trump calling him a name during the 2016 campaign, Bush continued, “The first step is to change the language around political discourse and get it back to something at your own kitchen table you could tolerate. At least in my kitchen table, I could promise you if I talked like the people I hear on television today talk, my mother would have gotten her board out and whipped my butt, which she did occasionally.”

He added, “Now, we’re so hyper-partisan that if it’s a Democrat doing something outrageous, Republicans are just righteously there to attack, but if it’s a Republican, you hear nothing, and vice versa. To challenge this notion, sometimes bad behavior is just bad behavior. And we should have a higher ethical standard for people in public life than a lower one.”

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Source: patrioticexpress.com

JUST IN: Trump’s DOJ Just Gave Deep State McCabe Horrifying News

President Trump’s Department of Justice just unleashed the full power of the department on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — news that means he’d better have an absolutely amazing team of lawyers ready to defend.

Many pundits spoke about possible criminal charges against McCabe but never thought it would actually happen. Obviously they forgot who’s in charge now…

DailyWire reports:

On Thursday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General sent a criminal referral for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C., according to a report from CNN.

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz released a report last week on McCabe which stated that McCabe “lacked candor” on four different occasions.

Horowitz’s report also said that McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation because it did not meet the Justice Department’s requirements of being “public interest” because he allegedly leaked the information to “advance his personal interests.”

In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, prompting McCabe to state:

This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.

Source: patrioticexpress.com

BREAKING: Trump Hires Giuliani For Top Position

President Trump continually shocks the media, his supporters and his critics with personnel changes to his impressive roster, but today’s big news might just take the proverbial cake.

It’s now confirmed that the President has recruited none other than who we know as “America’s mayor,” – Rudy Giuliani.

Fox News reports:

Former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team, Fox News confirmed on Thursday.

Giuliani, who has been close friends with Trump for years and reportedly was under consideration for a cabinet post, told The Washington Post that he joined the team with the intent of bringing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe to a conclusion.

“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani told the outlet.

Mueller, Giuliani told The Post, should be left to complete his investigation. “My advice on Mueller has been this: He should be allowed to do his job, he’s entitled to do his job.”

Before he was the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, Giuliani served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 to 1999.

“The President said, ‘Rudy is great. He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country,’” Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said in a statement.

“I have had the privilege of working with Mayor Giuliani for many years, and we welcome his expertise,” Sekulow added. “Mayor Giuliani expressed his deep appreciation to the President for allowing him to assist in this important matter. In a statement, Mayor Giuliani said, ‘It is an honor to be a part of such an important legal team, and I look forward to not only working with the President but with Jay, Ty, and their colleagues.’”

Giuliani made the decision to join Trump’s legal team in the past few days following a dinner with the president ealier this month at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the Post reported.

The former mayor, a vocal advocate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, was reportedly being considered for secretary of state following Trump’s victory. Giuliani, at the time, said he wasn’t interested in becoming Trump’s attorney general. Ultimately, the president picked Rex Tillerson for the State Department and Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

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Hannity’s ethics under fire

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Fox News host’s failure to disclose his relationship with Trump attorney Michael Cohen puts his credibility on the line.

Sean Hannity has wavered over the years on whether he is a journalist or conservative activist, but ethics specialists say that whichever hat the Fox News host was wearing last week when he condemned the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen’s office, he should have disclosed that he’s a client of Cohen’s.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a newspaper reporter or an opinion journalist,” said Indira Lakshmanan, the journalism ethics chair at the Poynter Institute. “If you want to maintain credibility with an audience, and be honest with them, you have to disclose all facts.”

Just hours after the raid on the office of Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Hannity inveighed that special counsel Robert Mueller had “declared war against the president of the United States.” But Hannity didn’t disclose that he, too, had received legal advice from Cohen. Hannity’s relationship with the embattled attorney was revealed during Monday’s hearing over materials gathered during the raid — and only after a judge pressed Cohen’s attorney on the identity of a previously unnamed third client.

The omission raised questions about whether Hannity had violated journalistic ethics — or whether he was a journalist at all.

Hannity has shifted in recent years on that point. “I never claimed to be a journalist,” Hannity told The New York Times in 2016 when asked about his informal advising of then-candidate Trump. The next year, Hannity referred to himself in a Times magazine profile as an “opinion journalist” or “advocacy journalist.” He said last month that his show “breaks news daily” in response to colleague Shep Smith characterizing Fox News’ prime-time lineup as entertainment.

Kathleen Bartzen Culver, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, said you don’t “move out of the realm of ethics when we move into the realm of opinion.” She said commentators should still be expected to maintain independence from subjects they are covering and disclose relevant ties.

“This is not a small matter,” she said. “We’re talking about one of the most important new stories of this time and he did not disclose his connection to it while commenting on it. His audience deserves to know when he has connections that may be affecting that commentary.”

Bartzen Culver added: “An organization needs to have standards for the people who do its reporting or commenting.”

Hannity, the top-rated Fox News host and an especially influential voice in the Trump era, appears to have few constraints at the network. He immediately began discussing the Cohen situation on his afternoon radio show and tweeted responses to the controversy.

A Fox News spokesperson did not directly respond to a question about Hannity not disclosing his relationship to Cohen, but provided a statement from the host.

“Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees,” Hannity said. “I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective. I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third party.”

On Twitter, Hannity disputed reporting by Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman that he brought in Cohen last year when facing an advertiser boycott spurred by progressive groups over his fueling of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. “What part of Michael and I never discussed anything that involved any third party is so hard to understand?” Hannity tweeted.

On Fox News’ “The Five,” Juan Williams said there was no evidence Cohen was involved in any third-party disputes on Hannity’s behalf, as was the case with Trump and Republican National Committee Deputy Finance Chair Elliott Broidy. Cohen arranged to pay $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels for her silence over an alleged affair with Trump and reportedly negotiated a $1.6 million payment to a former Playboy model who claimed Broidy impregnated her.

But Williams questioned why Hannity “didn’t disclose this earlier.”

“Why when Sean was on the air, strongly an advocate for President Trump, not saying, ‘Hey, I’ve got a relationship with the lawyer?’” Williams asked. “I think that’s a question.”

 Source:www.politico.com

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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then deleted a comment on Facebook that said she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. The Democratic Senator says she didn't mean what she posted Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, but was frustrated with the president's reaction to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

A black Missouri state senator who said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated is now calling for reparations for blacks because of slavery.

During the debate over a tax bill on April 17, Democrat Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (University City) took to the Senate floor at the state capital in Jefferson City to demandthat the state pass a reparations policy. Chappelle-Nadal also criticized members of her own party for not joining in her effort, the Kansas City Star reported.

Chappelle-Nadal insisted that Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are “no different” than Republicans who generally oppose reparations for slavery.

“Neither one of them give a heck about the black community, only the votes,” Chappelle-Nadal said during her comments on the floor of the Senate.

Chappelle-Nadal was motivated by emails and phone calls from constituents on the issue, saying, “When I’m getting a single mother of three children calling me trying to find a place to live because they don’t have a place to live, that’s what’s on my mind today and every single day.”

The senator also insisted that black Missourians—including her own ancestors—don’t get enough for their past work, saying, “In Boone County, Missouri, in Callaway County, Missouri—what my family contributed to making the state what it is today is incredible, and my family deserves way more than what it is getting today.”

Chappelle-Nadal was in the news last August when she posted to social media her hopes that President Trump would be assassinated.

After a backlash ensued, Chappelle-Nadal backed off and apologized for the post, but said she had no intention of resigning over the incident.

“I am not resigning. … What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now,” she said.

Chappelle-Nadal found few of her fellow legislators to come to her side during her attack on Trump. Even Democrats like McCaskill and Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO 1st District) said she should resign for her comments.

Source: www.breitbart.com