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Why don't Democratic lawmakers hold a press briefing/conference each week to hold Trump to account?

It seems Democrats are having trouble getting the message out about how bad Trump is.

I suggest -

Gather together Democratic lawmakers.
Hold a weekly or twice-weekly press event.
Provide a summary of Trump's lies and the damage he has done since the last briefing.
Bring on large groups who are affected by Trump's actions, example people who have lost healthcare or dreamers and their families.
Trash his Tweets.
Throw down challenges to Trump - questions about his lies that he will be unable to answer.
Maintain continuous themes with examples - for example - Trump is corrupt. He's a liar. He is damaging America. He is callous.
Lay out the Democratic alternative.
Make the events controversial, big productions to attract maximum media exposure.
Try to get the media to talk about things that need to be talked about - too much is overlooked, and most people are unaware of how bad Trump is.

Why isn't something like this happening? Trump's approval has increased. That means he is fooling more people without an effective opposition. We shouldn't let that happen.

CNN: Qatari investor confirms he attended Trump Tower meetings in 2016


A Qatari investor referenced in a series of tweets from Michael Avenatti this week confirmed to CNN through a spokesperson on Tuesday that he did attend meetings at Trump Tower in December 2016.

The stated reason: Ahmed Al-Rumaihi wanted face time with Trump transition officials.
"Mr. Al-Rumaihi was at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016. He was there in his then role as head of Qatar Investments, an internal division of QIA, to accompany the Qatari delegation that was meeting with Trump transition officials on that date," said a spokesperson for Sport Trinity, a company that Al-Rumaihi co-owns. "He did not participate in any meetings with Michael Flynn, and his involvement in the meetings on that date was limited."


https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/15/politics/qatari-investor-trump-tower-meetings-2016/index.html

Avenatti versus Trump (of same age) in the wrestling ring. Who would win?

Imagine Avenatti and Trump (when he was also aged 47) in the wrestling ring together. Who would win?

Has Trump turned America into a rogue state? If so, what should other nations do about it?

Free Dictionary definition: rogue state - a state that does not respect other states in its international actions.


A few examples of the disrespect that America has recently shown other nations:


Threatening other nations with sanctions if it doesn't do what America wants - most recently against Germany, France and UK regarding Iran.

Threatening "fire and fury like the world has never seen" against North Korea.

Pulling out of the Paris Agreement without providing any detailed explanation.

Childish Twitter attacks against other international leaders, for example the Mayor of London (who is Muslim).

Wanting to ban all Muslims from entering USA.

Lecturing other nations about NATO contributions/defense spending.

Calling other nations "shitholes."

Threatening other nations who don't support USA Football World Cup bid for 2026.

Stating a trade war with other nations.

Calling Mexicans "rapists and murderers."


Do you think America is now a "rogue state?" And if so, what, if anything, should other nations do about it?"

Orrin Hatch says it is ridiculous that John McCain doesn't want Trump at his funeral.


Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) reported request to have Donald Trump stay away from his funeral is not sitting well with fellow Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

“I think it’s ridiculous,” the 83-year-old Hatch told Politico on Monday. McCain reportedly wants Vice President Mike Pence to represent the White House instead.

Hatch thinks Trump is getting a bad rap.

“Well, he’s the president of the United States and he’s a very good man,” the senator said of Trump.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orrin-hatch-donald-trump-john-mccain-funeral_us_5af0b54be4b0c4f193258740

Bad News: Trump's support is rising

49% approval among registered voters in new Reuters/Ipsos poll

https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/reuters-ipsos-data-core-political-2018-05-04

Suppose you had to give Donald Trump a job. What job would you give him?

Knowing what you now know about Donald Trump, and supposing he wasn't famous and he wasn't president, and you were responsible for giving him his ideal job, what job would you give him and why?

Why the retainer argument makes no sense at all

This is what Trump claimed this morning:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/991992302267785216


This is what Giuliani said to Hannity:

"When I heard of Cohen's retainer for $130,000, he was doing no work for the president. I said, 'Well, that's how he's repaying it, with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes for Michael.'"




Cohen has claimed he had to raise the $130.000 through a home equity loan to pay off Stormy Daniels, and Trump didn't know about this. If he was on a retainer of $130,000 per month, or over $1.6 million per year, it would be hard to see why he'd need a home equity loan to raise the money. So, it would be fair to assume that his retainer of $130,000 wasn't per year, but per month, so about $11,000 per month.

Suppose Cohen was on a retainer of $11,000 per month. That would be a regular monthly payment for the services he provided. We are supposed to believe that Cohen received payment of the $130,000 by way of his retainer. So, in this example, Cohen used his retainer of $11,000 per month to pay back his home equity loan. That would take a year. And if Cohen used his retainer to pay back his loan, that would mean he wasn't receiving any payment for his services for a whole year, and he never even mentioned this to Donald Trump.

In addition, Giuliani says Cohen got a little extra profit to cover taxes. Again, this makes no sense, as Cohen was already out of pocket by a whole year's work.



Breaking News - Giuliani fired

off a series of statements that have exposed Trump to legal jeopardy. Sorry, could not resist, but surely, the only way out of this for Trump is to fire Giuliani.

How much will Trump's tax and spend policies cost? 2.4 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICITS a year.

Our projections show that under current law, trillion-dollar deficits will return permanently by next year and debt will exceed the size of the economy within a decade. Under potentially more realistic policy assumptions, the country will be facing a $2.4 trillion deficit and debt of 113 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2028. These projections show a fiscal situation that is clearly unsustainable.

http://www.crfb.org/papers/updating-us-budget-outlook
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