Brooks Jackson FactCheck.org Published 3:11 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House: The jobless rate dropped to the lowest in nearly half a century, and the number of unfilled job openings hit a record high. Economic growth spurted to a 4.2 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter. Median household income rose to the highest level ever recorded in 2017. Poverty declined. The growth of federal regulations slowed, and has lately reversed. Crime rates declined. The number of homicides went down 0.7 percent last year after rising for the previous two years. Carbon emissions rose. Coal mining jobs went up a bit. Corporate profits, stock prices and home values set record highs. The trade deficit grew larger. The federal debt increased by nearly $1.4 trillion, more than 9 percent. Yearly deficits increased. The U.S. image abroad plunged. Analysis This is our third quarterly update of the “Trump’s Numbers” scorecard that we … [Read more...] about Fact check: Donald Trump’s presidency by the numbers
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Their Views Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story It’s not breaking news that Donald Trump is, in so many ways, like no president this country has had. But a two-year New York Times investigation revealed last week that he likely is something else: A tax cheat. In damning detail, the Times reported how Trump received hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, Fred Trump, much of it through tax dodges and schemes in the 1990s. The investigation laid waste to Trump’s claim that he parlayed a meager $1 million loan from his father into the fortune he has. More importantly, the report showed that the President of the United States in all likelihood defrauded the government he now leads. ADVERTISING When faced with this damning investigation, did Donald Trump fight back with ferocity, as any normal public official might do? No. He called the report “boring.” America apparently agrees. The response to the NYT … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is probably a tax crook. The response to it might be worse
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 14, 2018 at 10:04 am | UPDATED: May 14, 2018 at 11:11 am Over the past week, Vanessa Trump’s reported early romances with Leonardo DiCaprio. a former street gang member and a Saudi prince have been the subject of rabid tabloid headlines. The coverage may have been extensive enough that her estranged husband Donald Trump Jr. became jealous of the attention she was getting and launched a counter-gossip offensive of his own, Vanity Fair theorizes. According to this theory, someone from Trump Jr.’s camp, or even Trump Jr. himself, leaked the story that he has already “moved on” from his failed 12-year-old marriage to Vanessa and is dating Kimberly Guilfoyle, the glamorous Fox News host and long-time friend of the Trump family. “Crank up the Trump Tower Page Six siren: looks like we’ve got an old-fashioned gossip war on our hands,” Vanity Fair suggested in a column … [Read more...] about Did Donald Trump Jr. leak Kimberly Guilfoyle romance story for this petty reason?
The fabulously rich candidate becomes the hero of working-class people by identifying with their economic distress. That formula worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. Today, Donald Trump's campaign benefits from a similar populist appeal to beleaguered, white, blue-collar voters -- his key constituency. Trump's thumping victory in Tuesday's New York primary renews his momentum as he struggles to overcome the GOP establishment's efforts to block him from seizing the party's presidential nomination. If he continues to win as big as he did in his home state, he may have the delegates needed to prevail in the party convention in Cleveland in July. How can someone born to wealth so ably channel what frankly is class resentment to become his party's front-runner and very likely its nominee? By depicting himself as a rebel among his plutocratic peers, showing a common touch and promising to bestow financial manna on the working stiff. The psychological enticement is powerful, and … [Read more...] about How class resentment is fueling Donald Trump’s run
This was one deal The Donald couldn’t close. The twice-divorced leader of the free world tried and failed to convince Vanessa Trump that her failing 12-year marriage to son Donald Jr. was worth saving. “The President tried to intervene with Vanessa,” according to a source with ties to the Trump family. “He’s personally upset ... Donald Trump failed as (a) marriage counselor.” According to our insider, the President suggested the couple stick it out a little longer — even though he knew of their issues prior to the couple’s last public outing, a 40th birthday party for Don Jr. on New Year’s Eve at Mar-a-lago. Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa files for divorce The President tried to mend fences between the feuding couple at some point between that bash and the Thursday announcement of their impending split, our source said. The divorce is just more bad news for a White House now left to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump tried saving Don Jr. and Vanessa’s marriage