WILL PARIS GET THE ROSE, WILL THE US BE VOTED OFF THE EARTH

Trump announced yesterday on—-wait for it, wait for it—twitter [I know, you are not even shocked anymore] that he will decide today whether he will pull the US out of the Paris Agreement.

What is the Paris Accord? Think of it as a signed statement that your country believes in climate change/global warming and is committed to helping to save the planet.

Will Paris get the rose? Will the US be voted off the EARTH? I guess we will find out.

Resource:

World Awaits Trump Decision on U.S. Future in Paris Accord, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/climate/trump-quits-paris-climate-accord.html?_r=0

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL EMBARASSMENT

Trump’s International Tour is an embarrassment. When he first got started it seemed like he was on his best behavior; he let his entourage provide the embarrassment. Wilbur Ross marveled over the lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia as a sign of acceptance and good will for Trump. He received a public smack-down on twitter for that one (1).

When Trump arrived in Israel he talked about his great trip to the Middle East…yup, an excellent example of his intelligence and I am sure it was much appreciated in Israel.

He made a quick stop in Rome to meet the Pope and he made our happy loving Pope sad.

The Pope gave him a special gift—God, I love this Pope:

During an initially awkward meeting in Vatican City, Francis presented President Trump with a signed copy of “Laudato Si” — the pontiff’s 192-page work calling for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change. In doing so, the pope seemed to make a clear statement to a president who once called climate change a Chinese plot and is on the cusp of deciding whether to honor the Paris agreement on addressing global warming (2).

He then headed to NATO where world leaders were warned ahead of time to dump-down speeches and keep them short due to Trump’s well known short attention span (3).

While there Trump pushes past Montenegro Prime Minister so he could get in front for a photo opt. “Me first, me first–let me through, important man coming through.” His smug expression and suit adjusting say it all.

His speech at NATO where he scolds world leaders for not paying their share went over like a lead balloon and cemented the impression of his ignorance.

European leaders gazed unsmilingly at Trump while he said that “23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they are supposed to be paying,” and that they owe “massive amounts” from past years — a misstatement of NATO’s spending targets, which guide individual nations’ own domestic spending decisions (4).

His speech was met with laughter and awkward silence…

Then he was caught calling Germans very bad and threatened to back out of deals with Germany. Smart foreign policy move? I think not. Merkel will best this buffoon.

According to Der Spiegel, Trump told EU leaders Thursday that the Germans “are bad, very bad” as he singled out the country’s automotive industry for criticism. “See the millions of cars they are selling in the U.S,” Trump said. “Terrible. We will stop this.” The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, reportedly responded by defending Germany (5).

I will leave you with this gem–ENJOY!

 

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck

Resources:

1 Wilbur Ross is happy that the Saudis didn’t protest Trump — but he misses a critical point, http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/22/wilbur-ross-says-saudis-did-not-protest-trump-but-misses-key-point.html

2 Pope Francis presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’: His encyclical on climate change, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/24/pope-francis-presents-trump-with-a-politically-loaded-gift-his-encyclical-on-climate-change/?utm_term=.2aa61608aea4

3 NATO ASKS WORLD LEADERS TO PLAY DUMB SO TRUMP WILL UNDERSTAND THEM, http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/nato-donald-trump

4 Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-told-in-brussels-that-west-should-focus-on-values-not-only-interests/2017/05/25/7aa1865c-40cd-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.d063639b71da

5 TRUMP CALLS GERMANS ‘BAD, VERY BAD’ AT EU LEADERS MEETING, http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-germany-angela-merkel-616096

 

TRUMP DANGER TO NATIONAL SECURITY

Last night my husband and I had one of our many discussions about Trump, the theme is typically, “How did we get here? How was this man elected?” For those who follow Ms. Momocracy you know that I struggle with the idea that so many fellow Americans, friends and neighbors would be willing to overlook Trump’s severe character flaws or that they bought into his campaign rhetoric built on a policy of hate.

“Lock her up”—I have family members who believed that one. In fact, I remember during the early stages of the campaign saying to a family member that I believed Trump could never be elected and their response was that Hillary would be indicted before the election. They truly believed she had done something illegal. The emails! The EMAILS! National Security violations.

Yes, not using a secured server was dumb and should be scrutinized BUT isn’t the bigger issue that Russia hacked these emails with the intention of influencing the US election, discrediting Hillary, and electing their Putin Patsy, Trump. And that Russia planted stories about said emails, to keep the story “hot” so that Americans would buy into their manipulative-calculated scandal. AND stories about the scandal were feed to areas of the country where people were more likely to buy into the conspiracy theory, and more likely to be Trumpsters. Trumpsters, YOU WERE DUPED and the worst thing about the email scandal is that you will still not admit it was a Russian made scandal and you were influenced by it. #FarcicalFoxNews and Trumpsters are still focused on Hillary’s emails, which by the way REVEALED NOTHING.

Trump did more damage in ONE meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, then the entire Russian Hillary Email scheme.

That meeting was a total $hit show:

  1. The meeting was arranged only after firing Comey the night before
  2. It was rumored to only have been arranged at Putin’s request
  3. Trump banned US press from the room but not the Russian press
  4. Trump divulged classified “CODEWORD” security information; security so sensitive you have to use code words to talk about it
  5. The security leak was a result of a ego brag, “My security is so good, it is the best…”
  6. The security was from an international ally [Israel–Trump later reveals this breach on his visit to Israel]
  7. Trump also bragged [theme emerging] about firing the “Nut Job” Comey and in the same breath provided evidence against himself for obstruction of justice in the FBI investigation into Russian/Trump collusion.

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Still don’t believe he is a threat to national security? Maybe this meeting was just a “bad day” moment or you buy into the fact that as President he can do whatever he wants, that this was not illegal and he is a smart man that would never put the US in harm because of his incompetence….well, if you believe that you must be a die-hard Trumpster and nothing short an earth implosion will likely get you to change your mind.

Trump is on a international tour this week and his security breaches continue. When he meet with Israel this week, he publicly drove home the point that he can’t be trusted. Saying something like this, “I did not say it was Israel who provided the classified information that I then passed on to the Russians, see I can keep a secret.” Do you think Israel is going to share highly classified intel with the US, with Trump, now—if you think so, you just may be a Trump supporter.

    Or how about when he brags [yup, the bragging is definitely a problem] to the Philippine President on Wednesday about two nuclear submarines of the coast of North Korea–cover blown, folks.
    This man is a danger to himself, a danger to Americans, and a danger to the world.
    Mother of 3
    Nurse
    Colts Neck, NJ
    Resources:

Trump Bars U.S. Press, but Not Russia’s, at Meeting With Russian Officials, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/us/politics/trump-russia-meeting-american-reporters-blocked.html

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/us/politics/trump-russia-comey.html?_r=0

Trump Says He Didn’t Mention Israel in Meeting With Russian Officials, https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-he-didnt-mention-israel-in-meeting-with-russian-officials-1495470621

Trump revealed submarine locations to Philippines president, http://thehill.com/policy/defense/334969-trump-revealed-submarine-locations-to-philippines-president

#27 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TRUMP: PETTY BEHAVIOR

Trump was very busy today, an obvious desperate attempt to accomplish something for his 100 day judgement…

1. He started off tweeting about the Ninth Circuit blocking his executive orders to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities.


As Young MC says, “And there’s one more BAN you won’t be getting!”

“…the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups said the injunction offered a clear warning that Trump’s order — the third issued by the president to be blocked, at least partially, in federal court — is illegal. (1)”

2. He then signed an executive order that calls for reviewing all monuments and federal land use over the last 20 years. Yup, either a petty attempt to smite Clinton and Obama, an idea that was thrown around in the press today or he has an agenda that will likely benefit some business or big-wig somewhere because if not either of those two things, then why.

The Washington Post had this to say:

“Industry groups lambasted Obama’s decisions to set aside land that could otherwise be used for mining, drilling or other industrial activities. Businesses and industry groups have so far had the Trump White House’s ear on environmental and conservation issues..(2)”

3. Healthcare is back on the table. If you thought Ryan’s first version did not pass because moderate Republicans listened to their constituents–well, that was only part of the story. Trump had 2 choices after his first failed attempt:

    a. Invite Democrats to the table, compromise and improve upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    b. Screw all Americans and pander to the Freedom Caucus- a BIG FU to everyone!
    Guess which one Trump and Ryan picked.

The House Freedom Caucus, aka Tea Party, aka, Craziest Conservatives approved a new healthcare plan that would replace the ACA. You know what that means, the proposed plan must be worse and hurt more Americans then the last version. Brace yourself, Bridgit.

The new legislation would permit states to waive coverage of essential health benefits like emergency room services, mental health, substance abuse and maternity care. They believe these pesky little things drive up health care for all and remember those Congressmen arguing that they don’t need maternity care…yup, this is happening. The plan would also do away with coverage for pre-existing conditions. Have I got your attention now? Time to get busy folks. Make sure your representatives know how you feel.

4. Last on his list today was proposing his well anticipated tax break; this is what his fanbase has been waiting for. Guess what, unless you are in that 1%, I am anticipating your disappointment. There are little specifics at this point but Trump promises it will be “YUUUGE”–a huge break for him that is.

The NYT reported this:

“The concern would be that lawyers, doctors, consultants or other wealthy people in partnerships could structure much of their personal income as business income, effectively reducing their tax rate from 39.6 percent to 15 percent.

“We don’t need a tax plan that allows the very rich to use pass-throughs to reduce their rates to 15 percent while average Americans are paying much more,” Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, said Wednesday. “That’s not tax reform. That’s just a tax giveaway to the very, very wealthy that will explode the deficit. (4)'”

5. Gosh, I thought his day was full enough but alas, he is not done. He just announced his plan to pull out of NAFTA.  I am sure this will improve our foreign trade policy and international relations, after all his recent talk with Justin went so well [insert heavy eye-roll].

Are you afraid? I sure am.

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

Resources:

1 Trump blasts ‘ridiculous’ court ruling that blocked his order on sanctuary cities, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-vows-supreme-court-fight-over-sanctuary-city-defiance/2017/04/26/ba836a12-2a91-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html?utm_term=.ff024830b20d

2 Trump orders review of national monument sites, http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/330548-trump-orders-review-of-national-monument-sites

3 Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/politics/affordable-care-act-health-republicans.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

4 White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates for Individuals and Businesses, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/politics/trump-tax-cut-plan.html

5 White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA, http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/politics/donald-trump-nafta/index.html

#24 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TRUMP: JEFF SESSIONS NOT RECOGNIZING HAWAII AS A STATE

I have talked about Jeff Sessions before and the fact that I felt he was an inappropriate candidate for Attorney General, not only because I believe him to be a huge racist but also because he perjured himself during his confirmation hearing. You can read more about that in this Ms Momocracy post. 

Well during an interview with conservative talk host Mark Levin, good old’ Jeff had this to say about the court system shutting down Trump “Muslim Ban”:

“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Mr. Sessions said this week in an interview on “The Mark Levin Show,” a conservative talk radio program.

  Sally Yates, acting Attorney General back in January,  publicly declared she would not defend the immigration law stating she did not believe it was lawful and she eventually lost her job for standing up to Trump. A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit also agreed with Yates back in February and put a stop to the original ban. This resulted in Trump and his cronies releasing a new “travel ban” that according to Trump, Stepford Stephen Miller and his inner circle was identical and basically a recycled version of the original ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson from Hawaii declared the second ban illegal, using Trump and his cronies own words as rationale for the illegality of the immigration ban.

Sessions sides with Don the Con, and sees no problem with a Muslim Ban or a ban that targets cultures or religions. Shocker…

Sessions seems to believe the Hawaiian judge did not have the right to put a stop to the travel ban—that a judge sitting on that “little Pacific island” should not be able to stop the President from doing something illegal—and for that Jeff Sessions’ you are Ms Momocracy’s D-Bag of the Day!

Resources:

Jeff Sessions Dismisses Hawaii as ‘an Island in the Pacific’, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/us/politics/jeff-sessions-judge-hawaii-pacific-island.html?_r=0

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Tells Justice Department Not to Defend President Trump’s Immigration Ban, http://time.com/4654533/acting-attorney-general-sally-yates-immigration-ban-donald-trump/

6 Highlights From the Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Order, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/trump-travel-ban-ninth-circuit-ruling.html

Hawaii’s Trump travel ban ruling (full text), http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/15/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-ruling-full-text/

JARED KUSHNER RESPONSIBLE FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Middle Eastern War Zone Chique–preppy blue blazer coupled with dessert colored khakis and the standard issue blue striped button down. The Trump-Terror T-Time Flak Vest is new from Vineyard Vines will soon be available in golf green (this is a satirical comment; please forgive me Shep & Ian). Photo credit: DOMINIQUE A. PINEIRO

Trump has made Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, his principle Middle East advisor; making him responsible for peace in the Middle East.

Sure, that should be easy peasy.

Kushner has been tasked with the following jobs in this administration(2):

  • Running a new government office, The Office of American Innovation
    • Fighting the US Opioid Crisis
    • Handling Veteran’s Affairs
    • Managing Associated Press Reports
  • Reforming the criminal justice system
  • Vague Foreign Diplomat Role (Trump seems to pimp him out using his youth, quiet demeanor and fierce loyalty as a marketing tool; an effort to put forth a more reasonable/moderate front then Breitbart Bannon, Priebus or Miller–although can we just recognize that Miller and Kushner look like they can be fraternity bros)
  • Brokering Peace in the Middle East

What could possibly go wrong?

This 36 year old family member whose background is based on “real estate development”, who has never held office and has NO, yes, NO, experience in foreign policy has been thrown into the fire. His task list is so unreasonable and ridiculous it makes me feel bad for him, almost. When I first heard Trump was sending him to Iraq and eventually expects him to broker peace between Palestinians and Israelis, I thought for sure, Trump was setting him up for failure.

Also, there is that whole Russian thing.

Trump has alway claimed that he, his campaign staff, transition team and administration had no ties to Russia–well, we all know that is NOT true. With Manafort and Flynn gone, the ties to Russia only seem to multiple. Recently added to the list of those who denied Russian contact and then the facts proved them wrong….you guessed it, Jared Kushner.

This week the NYT’s broke a story about Kushner’s omissions of meeting with Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak (same dude that caused trouble for Manafort, Flynn, Jeff Sessions and Carter Page) and the head of the Russian owned State Bank, a meeting which was arranged by Kislyak (4). Now these omissions, just as damning as Jeff Sessions’ omission when he too denied ever meeting with Russians under oath during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, are shocking because in order for Kushner to gain top level security clearance, Kushner was asked to disclose ALL encounters with foreign government officials for the last 7 years. Kushner’s omission is particularly suspect knowing that Manafort and Flynn have already been burned for similar omissions.

For now there are lots of speculations and an ongoing FBI investigation—I can’t wait to hear the whole story.

Resources:

  1. President Trump has given his son-in-law the hardest job in the world: making peace in the Middle East. Does he have a prayer?, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/jared-kushners-mission-impossible-214770
  2. Here Are All the Jobs Jared Kushner Is Doing at the White House, http://fortune.com/2017/03/27/jared-kushner-white-house-roles/
  3. Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/jared-kushner-russians-security-clearance.html

  4. More Trump-Russia contacts: Trump met Sergey Kislyak, aide Carter Page went to Russia last year, http://www.salon.com/2017/03/08/more-trump-russia-contacts-trump-met-sergey-kislyak-aide-carter-page-went-to-russia-last-year/

DAY 28 WHAT IS RUSSIA UP TO?

Things I want to know:

    1. What ties did the DT admin have before, during and after the election?
    2. Did Flynn act without DT’s direction. I doubt it but I want to know.
    3. What role did Comey play in the election and its outcomes. He specifically called attention to Hillary Clinton’s emails days before the election but at the same time had knowledge of Flynn’s contact with Russia and possible violation of the Logan Act. His actions and inactions make no sense.
    4. Why did Russia deploy a cruise missile on Feb 15th which was an apparent violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty (2)?
    5. What is a Russian spy ship doing off the coast of CT–what it it’s purpose?
    6. Why are people and Congress not more concerned about the relations the admin has with Russia and the Russian attempts to test boundaries?
    7. DT does not see anything wrong with Flynn’s violation on the Logan act (he stated so in his press conference on 2/16/17– this concerns me. This was an act of treason and if DT was aware, he needs to be removed from office. So I guess the most important question is WILL CONGRESS OPEN A FORMAL INVESTIGATION into DT’s and his administrations’ Russian relations?

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ 

Resources:

1 Commentary: When the FBI confronts the White House, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fbi-trump-commentary-idUSKBN15V2SU

2 Russia deploys missile in apparent treaty violation, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/russia-cruise-missile-spy-ship/

3 Russian spy ship lurks off Connecticut coast, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/russian-spy-plane-off-connecticut-coast/