While most presidents spend their first year out of office under the radar, that hasn’t been the case for Donald Trump. The former president, desperate for adulation, is again holding political rallies.
Former DHS Employee Miles Taylor Says Trump Wanted to “Maim” and “Pierce the Flesh” of Migrants
Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, says President Donald Trump would think up ways to “maim” and “pierce the flesh” of migrants in conversations about his proposed border wall along the United States-Mexico border. The president also suggested tearing families apart and gassing migrants altogether.
Steve Bannon Indicted and Taken into Custody on Fraud Charges
Steve Bannon is in federal custody in New York City facing charges of fraud and money laundering relating to a fundraising effort to build a wall along the southern U.S. border.
Bannon was a key political adviser to President Donald Trump during the 2016 election and many see him as the architect of the Trump presidency’s most egregious aspects.
Smugglers Sawed into Trump’s Border Wall 18 Times in One Month in San Diego
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) records obtained by The Washington Post via a Freedom of Information Act request, smugglers breached or attempted to breach President Donald Trump’s border wall 18 times in one month, sawing into sections in the San Diego area between September 27 and October 27. The newspaper had requested breaching data for the full 2019 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.
Trump Claims His Border Wall Vanity Project Will Stop Coronavirus — His CDC Director Says That’s Wrong
Could a border wall proposed by President Donald Trump halt the spread of coronavirus in the United States? The president seems to think so, but healthcare professionals disagree.
At a campaign rally in South Carolina two weeks ago, Trump made the claim that his proposed wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico could help contain coronavirus from entering the country and spreading even more.
Trump Is Stealing $3.8 Billion From The Military To Pay For His Wall
Trump can't get Mexico to pay for his wall, so he is stealing billions of dollars from the military that was supposed to pay for equipment to keep America safe.
Trump’s New Border Wall Just Fell Over In California
The wind knocked down Trump's new section of border wall that he claimed would stop immigrants from getting into the United States.
Smugglers Are Sawing Through Trump’s $10 Billion Wall In Minutes
Trump's big beautiful wall has turned into a big beautiful failure as smugglers are sawing through it.
Trump Humiliated at Sparsely Attended California Fundraiser
Yesterday Donald Trump made a rare visit to the Golden State to try to garner support for his controversial border wall with Mexico. While there Trump took time out to attend a fundraiser at a Beverly Hills home, and it was a total bust.
Trump Threatens Border Closing and Cuts in Aid to Central America
As his political situation becomes more desperate, Donald Trump has begun to threaten even more desperate moves to stop the influx of undocumented immigrants at the Mexican border.
Yesterday Trump “threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, or at least large sections of the frontier, if Mexico ‘doesn’t immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the United States’ from the region.”
Democrats Up in Arms Over Pentagon Transfer of Money For Trump’s Wall
Democratic members of Congress are ready for a fight against the latest move by the U.S. military to make money available for Donald Trump’s misguided wall at the Mexican border.
It was announced Monday night by the Pentagon that it will be transferring $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The move immediately brought an outcry from from Democratic lawmakers who have refused to appropriate money for the wall.
Trump Job Approval Rating Crashes in New Gallup Poll
A new Gallup poll released Thursday shows Donald Trump with just a 39 percent approval rating, marking the first time in months that it has dropped below 40 percent. It also shows that his approval has dropped 4 points in a month. His approval rating was 43 percent in the second half of February. The president’s approval rating in the Gallup Poll has consistently been at around 40 percent for most of his presidency.
Unhinged Trump Erupts in Sunday Morning Twitter Rage
President Donald Trump started off his Sunday morning with another assault on the media, which he thinks is treating him more unfairly than any other president in history.
In a multi-tweet attack, the president called the press “ the most hostile and corrupt in the history of American politics,” and then listed off what he believes are his achievements.
Republicans Are Irate That Trump Is Taking Military Money to Build ‘the Wall’
The anger of Republicans in Congress is reaching a boiling point at Donald Trump‘s plans to improperly divert billions of dollars from money that was earmarked by Congress for the military to build his border wall. Trump intends to divert the money using the authority of his questionable national emergency declaration.
GOP Rep. Loses His Mind Defending Trump’s Fake National Emergency
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote tomorrow to block Donald Trump’s bogus national emergency declaration.
But today Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) lost his mind on CNN trying to defend Trump’s decision to fund his much-promised yet ridiculous border wall with Mexico by declaring a national emergency.
Why Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ Cash Grab Will Fail
According to a new report much of the money Donald Trump wants to shuffle around from other federal programs to build his wall has already been spent. This means that the money Trump planned to steal from these programs will not be available to him and his administration.
Acting Defense Secretary To Decide Which Military Programs to Cut for Wall
Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced that starting today he will study which projects military funds may come from to shift money to a border wall after Donald Trump‘s national emergency declaration.
Shutdown Looms As Talks on Border Wall Have Stalled
The Washington Post is reporting this morning that congressional talks to resolve the border wall dispute have broken down.
With wall negotiations at an impasse it will be more difficult to avoid another government shutdown on Friday.
Schiff: Intel Chiefs’ Testimony Means Trump Can’t Declare National Emergency
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said this morning that new testimony from top U.S. intelligence officials such as Dan Coats would “undermine” Donald Trump’s ability to get money for building a border wall by declaring a national emergency.
Pence Trashed For Quoting Dr. King to Justify Trump’s Racist Wall Plan
The completely tone-deaf Vice President of the United States Mike Pence yesterday quoted the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to defend Donald Trump’s racist efforts to build a wall along the southern border.
Trump Won’t Use Disaster Funds For His Wall After All
The Trump administration is backing off its plan to use disaster relief funding to build a Mexican border wall due to pushback from members of both parties in Congress.
Officials in the White House told news outlets on Thursday that President Trump is considering the use of billions of dollars of Army Corps of Engineers funding to build his unpopular border wall, which has been deemed to be unnecessary and ineffective.
Trump Has Gone to Texas For a Border Photo Op Today
Donald Trump’s last meeting with Democratic congressional leaders ended with him storming out of the room and declaring the talks “a total waste of time.”
The Democratic Senate Leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, said that the president threw a “temper tantrum.”
In 2004 Speech Trump Said That Walls Don’t Work
In a 2004 speech to a group of graduating college students in New York Donald Trump told his audience never to let a wall stop them from achieving their goals. He said that they should “never give up” and not let even a concrete wall deter them. Instead he advised:
Bernie Sanders Says Trump Speech Tried to ‘Create Fear and Hatred’
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont responded to Donald Trump’s primetime address by saying the president is working to “create fear and hatred in our country.”
After Trump spoke from the Oval Office on border security Sanders said:
Border Lawmakers & Experts Reject Trump’s Wall, Want Democrats’ Solution
If Donald Trump wanted an effective border policy, he should listen to the people at the border with actual experience on border security. But he has never done that. So he is proposing to spend at least $5 billion — but probably many times more than that — on a border wall which wall not improve border security at all.
Mulvaney and Other Advisers Tell Trump to Stand Firm on Shutdown
Newly-appointed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is advising Donald Trump to stand firm in his shutdown negotiations with Democrats. Mulvaney and other Trump advisers are telling the president he should not accept any deal from Democrats that does not include fully funding his plans for a border wall with Mexico.
Progressives Demand No Compromise With Trump
If traditional Democrats think the new Congress will be business as usual they better think again. The resurgent left-wing of the party is in no mood to compromise or to forego the ideals of their progressive agenda. They believe that their intense grass-roots activism led to the Democrats taking back control of the House, and they want to make sure Democratic congressional leaders listen to them as we move forward into a new year and a new era in Washington.
Trump Wishes ‘HATERS’ and ‘FAKE NEWS MEDIA’ Happy New Year
Donald Trump posted an all-caps presidential tweet early on New Years Day, wishing a happy 2019 to the “HATERS and the FAKE NEWS MEDIA.” It was his second tweet of the year.
“HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY!”
Paul Ryan’s ‘Embarrassing’ Career Ends With A Whimper
There was a time, not that many years ago, when Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin symbolized the bright future of the Republican Party.
When he was chosen to be the vice presidential running mate of Mitt Romney in 2012 he was seen as a brilliant young Congressman who understand the details of the federal budget better than anyone else. It was also thought that he was forward thinking and could fashion a Republican legislative agenda that would stop the growth in the federal deficit while at the same time bringing prosperity to all Americans.
Nancy Pelosi Plans Power Play to Stick It to Trump
In just six days Democrats will control the U.S. House of Representatives, at which time they will probably make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, arguably the second most powerful position in Washington.
Trump: Government Won’t Open ‘Until We Have a Wall’
Donald Trump yesterday said that the partial shutdown of the federal government will last until Congress gives in to his demand for money to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.
Speaking to reporters the president said that the government is “not going to reopen until we have a wall.”
Trump Plunges Nation Into Chaos as Markets Tank
Democratic leaders of Congress blasted President Donald Trump yesterday for “plunging the country into chaos.” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) issued a statement expressing their concerns about Trump’s behavior that have caused a drop in the stock markets and a government shutdown.
Trump Has Succumbed to ‘the Tyranny of Talk Radio Hosts’
As critical agencies within the federal government shut down at midnight Friday, there is no clear sign that a compromise solution that would end the shutdown is anywhere in sight.
Donald Trump maintains he will continue to refuse to sign a stopgap funding measure without $5 billion in funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, which was his #1 campaign promise to his supporters.
Government Shutdown Will Be Prolonged by Republican Infighting
With Congress on break for a long Christmas weekend we know that Trump’s government shutdown will last until at least Thursday. If it goes on much longer than that it won’t be the fault of Democrats, however. It will because Republicans on Capitol Hill can’t agree among themselves how to end the impasse.
Trump Voters Believe Trump Will Still Build the Wall, and Mexico Will Pay For It
By a three-to-one margin most people who voted for Donald Trump believe he will still build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey.
The poll was taken before this week’s government shutdown over wall funding, but it shows the high degree of confidence that Trump’s base of supporters still have in their chosen leader.
Democrats: Trump ‘Temper Tantrum’ Got Him ‘What He Wanted’
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) had harsh words for President Trump early Saturday morning over that they are calling “the Trump shutdown.”
Trump’s Statements About Border Wall Yesterday Were Mostly Lies
Donald Trump said on Tuesday that much of the border wall he wants has already been built and has been “very effective.” But that is not true.
He apparently was referring to old border fencing built decades ago. And nothing he’s done has been “very effective.”
Pelosi Reveals Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown With No Wall Funding
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is likely to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives when Democrats take control next year. At a press conference on Thursday she said that she did not support President Trump’s proposal to build a border wall with Mexico. She called the proposed border wall “immoral, ineffective, and expensive” and promised it will not be funded under her watch. Then she added:
Trump Has a ‘Plan B’ if Congress Won’t Fund His Border Wall
During an Oval Office interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday Donald Trump said he has a backup plan he may implement if Congress rejects his demand for $5 billion in funding for his border wall. Such a backup plan might include the ongoing deployment of U.S. Army troops at the border and more extensive use of razor wire to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the United States.
Top Dem Group Says ‘Don’t Fund Government Without Protecting Mueller’
A very powerful Washington, D.C. think tank sent a memo to Capitol Hill on Friday, asking Democratic members of Congress to oppose any measure to fund the government unless it includes a provision to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
GOP Jams the Upcoming Agenda for Their Lame-Duck Congress
Republicans in Congress are packing the agenda for their lame-duck session after the November 6th midterm elections. Clearly they are worried about losing control and know this may be their last chance to set the agenda for several years.
To Keep Out Migrants Trump Wants to Build a Wall — In the Sahara Desert
Perhaps because he’s in the construction business, Donald Trump loves to talk about building things, especially walls. He’s still fixated on getting a wall built along the U.S. border with Mexico despite fierce opposition and a lack of funding.
Mexican Official Says ‘We Will Never Pay For a Wall’
As President Donald Trump continues to brag about his great new trade deal with Mexico, the Mexican secretary of foreign affairs on Tuesday made clear that his country would never pay for a wall along the border between the two countries.
WSJ Bashes Trump For Taking Credit For Solving ‘Problem of His Own Creation’
Although the Wall Street Journal is very conservative in some ways, that doesn’t mean that they are big Donald Trump fans, or that they support all of the president’s policies.
Lately the Journal has differed with Trump on his key issues of trade tariffs and immigration since they, like many “establishment” Republicans, support both free trade and a compromise on immigration reform.
Bannon Says Trump Will Shut Down Government Before Midterms
According to former presidential adviser Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump really wants his border wall with Mexico, and he will do anything to get it, including shutting down the U.S. government. Bannon’s remarks were made during a lengthy interview on CNN.
Border Residents Don’t Want National Guard Or The Wall
People living in the United States but near the border with Mexico feel like they’ve had enough.
“Our community is already heavily militarized,” said Bekah Hinojosa from Brownsville, Texas. “Cameras line the international bridges, we are surrounded by border checkpoints, border patrol helicopters can be seen in the sky, and agents patrol every highway. We reject this latest move by Trump and Governor Abbott to deploy National Guard personnel and further militarize our home.”
Oregon Governor Says She Will Refuse to Send Troops To Border
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has posted a tweet saying that she will not respect any order from President Donald Trump to use state National Guard troops to “protect” border of the United States with Mexico.
Trump Blows Off Dozens Of Environmental Protections To Accelerate Border Wall Construction
It's bad enough that Trump is pushing an inhumane immigration policy that the vast majority of Americans don't support. Worse, he's doing it at the expense of our environment.
Trump Threatens To Take Healthcare Away From 1 Million Unless Democrats Pay For His Wall
Trump OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is suggesting that Trump will restore the cuts he made to Obamacare subsidies if Democrats agree to use US taxpayer money to pay for his wall with Mexico.
Top Dem Mocks POTUS For Disastrous Trumpcare And Failed Border Wall In One Priceless Tweet
The best way to get under Donald Trump's very thin skin is to mock and ridicule him, and it appears Democrats have no problem doing just that.
Democratic Senator Kindly Reminds Trump That The U.S. Government Has Checks And Balances
Murphy said that Trump should stop whining about not getting his way and start learning how to run the government.
Donald Trump Claims ‘Fake Media’ is Lying About His Wall: ‘It Will Get Built’
"Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc."
Trump Officially Gives Up On Wall Funding After Being Smacked Down By Border State Republicans
This is yet another huge loss for Trump, whose winless streak continues as the 100-day mark approaches.
Republican Retreat: GOP Abandons Border Wall And Planned Parenthood Fight After Trumpcare Loss
The colossal failure of Donald Trump and Republicans to agree on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is already having wide-ranging effects.
Opinion: Trump’s OMB Cuts Coast Guard and Airport Security To Fund Mexico Border Wall
Who needs counter-terrorism patrols and national security efforts to keep out terrorists when there is a desert wall to keep migrant workers from planting and harvesting fields.
New Poll Shows That Trump’s Muslim And Refugee Ban Is Terribly Unpopular
To make matters worse, Trump's approval rating now stands where George W. Bush's did after Hurricane Katrina.
Paul Krugman Explains How Colossally Stupid Trump’s Mexico Tariff Truly Is
"Oh my God. These are spoiled children playing with loaded guns...Now they're trying to walk it back...How are we going to survive years of this?"
Making It Up As They Go: Trump Team Now Pretending They Never Proposed 20% Wall Tax
It's clear the White House doesn't have a clue what they're doing – and it seems to span all levels of the administration.
Paul Ryan Caves In And Admits ‘We’re Going To Pay’ For Trump’s Border Wall
Since Trump won the election last year, he and his supporters have slowly transitioned from saying that Mexico will pay or the wall to admitting that U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill.
Trump To Abandon Campaign Promise And Ask Taxpayers To Fund His Border Wall
One of Trump's first acts as president will be showing his supporters that he was just playing them for suckers. Will they notice?
Even Trump Is Admitting That Mexico Told Him They Won’t Pay For His Wall
While speaking to a local reporter in Columbus, Donald Trump admitted that Mexico told him that they wouldn't pay for his border wall.
This is Republican Immigration Reform: Slavery, Drone Attacks And Shredding the Constitution
Conservative bigots love the idea of shredding the Constitution's 13th and 14th Amendments in place of actual immigration reform