The third Democratic Primary debate is rolling into Texas Southern University Thursday. The field of 20-plus candidates has been winnowed down to ten: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. Though it’s possible some of the candidates who didn’t make the stage will see a comeback that gets them on the next debate, it’s likely that the eventual nominee will be one of the people in Houston having a lively debate about all manners of things. And no matter who the nominee is, she or he should not debate Donald Trump in the general election. There is literally nothing to be gained by debating Donald Trump and everything to lose. In any debate he is involved in, only the opposition gets points taken off for being wrong or unprepared or outright lying. He is incapable of losing points because he fundamentally denies points exist unless he has more of … [Read more...] about The Democratic Nominee Should Refuse to Debate Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump boards Marine One Monday afternoon after talking with reporters. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump defended his decision to meet with the Taliban at Camp David for peace talks over the weekend, even as he took credit for canceling the meeting. On Monday afternoon, Trump said the Taliban are “dead as far as I’m concerned. They’re dead.” “It was my idea,” to hold the meeting at Camp David, Trump told reporters gathered on the South Lawn as he headed to Marine One for the first leg of a trek to North Carolina. “And it was my idea to terminate it. I didn’t discuss it with anyone else.” Trump repeated the assertion that he made on Twitter, that he canceled the unorthodox meeting at the hallowed presidential retreat because a Taliban suicide car bombing had killed 12, including American Army Sgt. First Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz, in a bid to strengthen their bargaining leverage. That move, Trump said, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump defends plan to meet Taliban at Camp David
Analysis Charles Koch Afghanistan Donald Trump Libertarian billionaire and noted President Donald Trump critic Charles Koch may be coming around to the president because of his potential decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan. Koch, a political wheeler and dealer who has exerted a strong influence over the Republican party both financially and through his various think tanks and policy groups for many years, has been a longstanding critic of the Trump administration, but a new statement from his namesake institute may indicate a change of heart. Last summer, Koch took his frustrations with the president's trade and economic policy public when he called the president's trade policies "detrimental" and said that his leadership skills were lacking. In response, the president then said the Koch brothers were "totally overrated" and "a total joke in real Republican circles." David Koch, who passed away last month after a long battle with prostate cancer, had a different approach to the … [Read more...] about Charles Koch Comes Around To President Donald Trump
Happy Labor Day from Donald Trump! A new wave of tariffs by the Trump administration…is likely to hit American households in the most direct way yet. By how much? About $460 over a year for the average family. Happy Labor Day from Donald Trump! In an interview ahead of Labor Day, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said workers across the nation are suffering under President Donald Trump’s supposedly “booming” economy….”He’s opposed every increase in the minimum wage. He’s changed the regulation to take overtime away from a couple of million people. He’s proposed a trillion dollar cuts to Medicare and Medicaid… He’s rolled back health and safety standards towards workers.” Happy Labor Day from Donald Trump! President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia — son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — to head up the Department of Labor….Scalia has a decades-long record … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day From Donald Trump!
The president used the adjective while discussing Meghan in an interview with Britain's 'The Sun' newspaper. Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip -- to Britain -- in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country's fraught domestic politics. The US President described one of the newest royals, the Duchess of Sussex -- the former Meghan Markle -- as "nasty" when he was told the American had once described him as "misogynistic." "I didn't know that she was nasty," Trump replied in an interview with "The Sun" newspaper. He then tweeted Sunday morning: "I never called Meghan Markle 'nasty.'" And Trump waded into the Conserva... Donald Trump denied calling Meghan Markle "nasty." The White House said Trump was stopping at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, "to visit with the Pastor and pray for the victims and community of ... Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" … [Read more...] about Donald Trump denies calling Meghan Markle ‘nasty’