Trump’s weekend trip to Pennsylvania – his most unlikely state victory in November, may also be created to replenish the President’s stocks of self-belief and defiance. He could say his first months in office had seen more achieved than any similar period in history.
In addition to speaking at the rally, Trump signed two executive orders in Harrisburg, one directing a review all U.S. trade agreements and the second establishing the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. It’s clear now that Republicans who represent moderate districts know they’d get crushed in 2018 if they voted to pull the plug on a law that Trump’s opposition has suddenly made, well, popular.
Mr Trump visited the AMES Companies in Pennsylvania’s Cumberland County, a shovel manufacturer since 1774. It’s not just that they enabled Trump. “I actually, this is more work than my previous life. Heck, they’re firing anchors faster than you can say ‘hey, hot chocolate'”.
There could have been no better way for the president to say and to show: “I’m not with them, I’m with you”.
Trump told Bloomberg he’d be open to a meeting under the right circumstances and said that, if appropriate, “I would be honored to do it”.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign unveiled a $1.5 million ad Monday to highlight his first 100 days, pushing back on criticism that his presidency has gotten off to a sluggish start.
“There’s a difference between [the] normal functioning of politics and certain issues or certain moments where I think our core values may be at stake”, Obama was quoted as saying.
Trump will be talking to “voters about what he’s been able to do and how much more there is to do, and how committed he is to seeing the next 100 days and the 100 days after that produce real results for Americans”. “And I’ll be so angry at Congressman (Mike) Kelly and Congressman (Tom) Marino and all of our congressmen in this room if we don’t get that damn thing passed quickly”. “He was a little too quick to act”. “If this goes poorly, Steve Bannon gets to eat me”. Minhaj finished his monologue with a strong endorsement of free speech, supporting the value from college campuses to the White House. But even as he flails in his effort to make Washington work for him, his most die-hard supporters remain totally and completely in his corner, committed to the belief that even when he swings and misses, Trump is more in tune with their interests than any other politician.
“Trump’s not expanding his base; he’s shrinking his base”, noted Galston.
Though Trump decided to skip the event, and in hindsight a wise decision, Minhaj chose to take scathing potshots at the president. He beat Clinton 53% to 43% among white women, who comprise 37% of the electorate. “I don’t think there’s ever been anything like this”, Trump told reporters on Friday. “Mr President, the media is not fake news – let’s take that off the table as we proceed”, he said.
He spoke of his plans to reform United States taxes.
The president added a justice after Senate Republicans a year ago denied President Obama’s nominee a hearing.
But who needs that when you have a spoof version and Will Ferrell?
His sparsely populated county backed Obama with 52% of the vote in 2012, but Trump won it with 53% in 2016.
And starting with his first tweet about “transferring power from Washington, D.C.” to “the American People” just 51 minutes after his January 20 inauguration at noon, Trump’s twitching thumbs have posted a record 485 tweets.
“I don’t think he’s going to be able to do even half of what he claimed”, said Bob White, 71, a retired finance worker in Clinton Township in MI. He changed course on policy, adopted a strategy of bipartisan “triangulation”, survived epic battles with a Republican-led Congress – and, in 1996, sailed easily to re-election.