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basis of Trump's oft repeated lie that Ivanka created 10 million jobs

Ivanka has no problem accepting credit for achievements that are not her own. Her twitter account is non-stop this kind of BS - posting of economic successes as if she had something to do with it. someone called her on it today:

“Accenture executives faced a decision: lay off a swath of the firm's workforce, or train employees to deliver new, higher-value services.” They chose the latter. More of this!

5h5 hours ago

Replying to @IvankaTrump @JulieSweet
Per the article, the company changed its approach to training 5 years ago.

Don’t you dare try to take credit.


And she never says "Daddy Trump, stop lying about my accomplishments"

Fact Check: Did Ivanka Trump create 'millions of jobs'?

In July of last year, Trump signed an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, co-chaired by Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. One of the council's priorities is asking companies across the US to sign the Pledge to America's Workers. The pledge involves "committing to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill American workers from high-school age to near-retirement," according to the White House.
Two hundred companies have agreed to the pledge, with each providing different numbers of training opportunities. This brings the total number of opportunities pledged to just over 6.5 million. (See the full list.)
The facts
CNN's Senior Economics Writer Lydia DePillis checked out a similar claim made by Ivanka herself last year as she discussed the pledge. "We're up to 6.3 million new jobs," Ivanka said last October. That claim, DePillis found, was rather exaggerated

First, the pledge does not translate to millions of immediate training opportunities. In a press release from the administration, the pledge is described as a commitment to "new opportunities over the next five years."
Secondly, these are better understood as training opportunities, not necessarily "jobs." In the same press release last year, the White House described these opportunities as "apprenticeships and work-based learning, continuing education, on-the-job training, and reskilling." These opportunities can be for current employees.
Lastly, many of these opportunities pledged were already planned by the companies. As CNN previously reported, Walmart's pledged amount over five years would just about match the rate that its program Walmart Academies has trained since it started in 2016. The Associated Builders and Contractors provides a similar example as it pledged to provide roughly as many opportunities in five years as it trains in one year.


Trump's tweets show a keen understanding of America

Trump's tweets show a keen understanding of America

It's been said that Trump's comments about immigrants reveal that he really doesn't understand America. The US was built on the concept of a melting pot, and immigrants are making the nation stronger, some say.

But Trump's recent tweets could show that he understands America better than his critics realize.

These two Americas have long co-existed.

One is the country represented by the Statue of Liberty, and its invitation to poor and tired immigrants "yearning to breathe free."

The other is the one that virtually wiped out Native Americans, enslaved Africans, excluded Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century and put Japanese Americans in concentration camps.

From the rarified perch of the White House, Trump's racist tweets tap into the id of this other America.

And here's what's so frightening about this: It is not a big stretch to say that when a leader uses the kind of language that Trump uses against minorities, it may increase the chances of violence being used against them.

I recall what Mark Naison, a historian at Fordham University, told me after the Charlottesville violence in 2017 when talking about Trump's racial rhetoric.

He says most Americans don't realize how dangerous it is for a leader to talk about fellow citizens as if they're the enemy. But some people from other countries know.


DoorDash deliver customer was shocked when his barbecue dinner ordered showed up half-eaten.


-Chris Payton ordered food from a Dickey's Barbecue restaurant in West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, via the DoorDash delivery app

When it arrived he found that half of his meal had already been eaten

Two of the six ribs he was expecting were gone and there were obvious bite marks on the ones that were left

Dickey's staff said they've had issues with the same DoorDash driver in the past

The service, which uses its own drivers to deliver orders, has received dozens of similar complaints online from customers across the country


A DoorDash deliver customer was shocked when his barbecue dinner ordered showed up half-eaten.

Chris Payton ordered food from a Dickey's Barbecue restaurant in West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, and had it delivered via the app that uses its own drivers to ferry orders from restaurants to customers' doors.

He said when he opened the box with his meal he found that half of it had already been consumed.

Two of the six ribs he was expecting were gone and there were obvious bite marks on the ones that were left.

'I was just dumbfounded I was really shocked that something like that would happen,' Payton told FOX43.

Payton is convinced that the DoorDash delivery driver is the culprit.

'I guess she just pulls over to the side of the road and just decides to have herself a little snack before she delivers,' he said.

Trump's racist tweet was inspired by Tucker Carlson segment

There’s one person these tweets are obviously about, and that’s Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Trump’s sentiment closely echoes a controversial segment that Fox News host Tucker Carlson did last week in which he urged the Somali-born congresswoman to return to her birth country, citing her alleged “undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people.” Trump appears to have seen this segment and regurgitated it, as he often does with Fox’s programming.


Trump Retweets Commercial For His International Golf Courses


President Donald Trump used his White House Twitter perch on Saturday to link to a commercial for his golf resorts in Scotland and Ireland.

The post was the latest example of what ethics experts have complained is Trump’s manipulation of his powerful office to enrich himself and his family. His businesses can also serve as a conduit for money to Trump from those currying favor with him, violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. The clause prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments and officials. Unlike other presidents, Trump has refused to divest from his businesses.

The president retweeted to his 62 million Twitter followers a post from the Trump Organization about what it termed the “Trump Triangle” — golf courses in Turnberry and Aberdeenshire in Scotland, and in Doonbeg, Ireland, where he traveled in June after a state visit to London. Trump reportedly had insisted that Ireland’s prime minister meet with him at his golf course, but the Irish leader refused such an arrangement as “unseemly,” according to a representative. The men met instead at a Shannon Airport lounge.

The plug retweeted by Trump hails his businesses as “three of the most spectacular courses in the world @TrumpGolf.” The tweet adds: “Tune into @GolfChannel next week during @TheOpen to catch our latest commercial.” The post linked to a 30-second commercial for the courses. A narrator invites viewers to “visit Trumpgolf.com today to book your ultimate links tour.”

Ilhan Omar's response to Trump's racist tweet


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As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.

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The hosts of Fox & Friends Sunday were greatly amused by Trump's tweets, reading them aloud and lau


The hosts of Fox & Friends Sunday were greatly amused by Trump’s tweets, reading them aloud and laughing audibly.

Co-host Griff Jenkins followed up a package about the conflict with Pelosi by noting “We are not the only ones who noticed, President Trump tweeting this morning this: ‘So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.'”

“‘Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how……..it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!'” Jenkins continued, as his co-hosts laughed out loud at the suggestion.

“Someone’s feeling very comedic today,” co-host Jedediah Bila said, still laughing.

'The Lion King' is a lie that erases the female pride: scientist


‘The Lion King’ is a lie that erases the female pride: scientist

Some catty critics have said that the characters in the new remake of “The Lion King,” featuring the animal kingdom animated with CGI technology, lack the “charisma” and expressiveness of the original cartoon version.

Zoologists and lion researchers, however, argue that the beloved Disney franchise has missed something even more crucial all along: scientific accuracy.

A scientist at the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota says that if “The Lion King” story were true to the big-cat community, the movie would not have been about Mufasa’s kingdom, but rather Sarabi’s. Sarabi is Simba’s mom — and many may not remember her name, since her role was so understated.

Craig Packer, a leading lion expert, tells National Geographic that, in reality, “females are the core. The heart and soul of the pride. The males come and go.”

Had Disney, with its long history of patriarchal tropes, cared to get the story straight, it would know that lion prides are actually matrilineal, where females lead the pack and loner males hardly stick around to form the bonds of family.

“Females define their territory. They’ve grown up there and have been listening to neighbors roaring their whole lives,” says Packer. They also appoint the younger females in the pride, 99% of whom are related, to lead new prides when theirs get too crowded.

rising chess star, chess grandmaster caught cheating in toilet during tournament



A rising chess star was caught allegedly cheating in a bathroom during a tournament in France this week — apparently confirming months of speculation about his meteoric rise to “super” grandmaster, the game’s governing body said.

Latvian-Czech player Igors Rausis, 58, was suspended after an embarrassing photo emerged showing him sitting on a toilet, looking at a mobile phone, during a break from the competition this week in Strasbourg, the Telegraph reported.

“Igor Rausis caught red-handed at a tournament in Strasbourg,” World Chess Federation director Emil Sutovsky wrote on Facebook on Friday, adding that the player was “long suspected” of cheating.

Phones are banned at tournaments, because chess software can be used to help players gain an advantage; some tournaments require players to pass through metal detectors.

“It is impossible to completely eradicate cheating, but the risk of being caught has increased significantly, and the penalties will become much more substantial,” Sutovsky wrote.

It’s unclear if the photo was the result of a sting operation, or purely chance. He stood to win about $1130 if he won the Strasbourg Open.

The mobile phone was later found in the bathroom — and Rausis signed a declaration admitting it was his, the Telegraph reported.

“I simply lost my mind yesterday,” Rausis said when confronted with the photo, according to the outlet. “I confirmed the fact of using my phone during the game. What could I say more?”

Rausis has stunned the chess world as he racked up winnings at an age when most players decline — he was the oldest player in the top 100, climbing as high as 40.

In just six years, his World Chess Federation rating climbed from 2500 to 2700, and he was the oldest player in the Top 100. As of Saturday, he was ranked 53rd.

“It’s amazing Rausis wasn’t stopped earlier. Seems naive that people think someone can improve that much in their fifties,” grandmaster Danny Gormally told Deadspin.

Obama presided over a nearly $1 trillion reduction in the budget deficit, from $1.4 trillion to $585


Barack Obama presided over a nearly $1 trillion reduction in the budget deficit, from $1.4 trillion to $585 billion. By the end of his first term, Donald Trump, who bankrupted 5 casinos, will have almost entirely reversed that with a deficit of $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020.
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