The Never-Trump Republicans Are All But Gone – Long Live The Age Of Trump

Spot-on analysis by The American Spectator noting the swift demise of the never-Trump Republicans and the rise of pro-Trump Americanism that is a blend of conservative, libertarian, and traditional/working class/Democrats that has made Donald Trump the most significant politicians of the modern era since Ronald Reagan.

A must read and share for any Trump supporter. Enjoy.

They’ll always have Twitter and MSNBC.

With the installation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and a yet-to-be-named reliable replacement for the unreliable Anthony Kennedy, Donald Trump will have confirmed himself as the most consequential conservative president of the modern era (or a close second to Reagan if you’re nostalgic). This will be complete vindication for Trump supporters, which means it’s really the end for the so-called Never Trump conservatives. Of course, there have been so many humiliating defeats for that crowd that we are spoiled for choice. What was your favorite blunder, or blown prediction, which marked their ignominious end?

For some, it must have been in March when Bill Kristol, longtime editor of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard, showed up in New Hampshire telling people he would run against President Trump in 2020. Or in April when the conservative website RedState was taken over and purged of writers who were “insufficiently supportive” of the president. Some go back to October 2017 when a Twitter spat broke out between Stephen Hayes and Brit Hume of Fox News over the Weekly Standard’s anti-Trump editorials. With the death last week of Charles Krauthammer, the revered neocon commentator and prominent Trump skeptic, the eclipse of the neocon intellectuals is complete.

…Looking back, it now seems self-evident that conservative pundits were preposterously out of touch. (Who isn’t amused by the poindexter pretentiousness of George Will’s bow-ties or the pseudo-scholarly piffle of Jonah Goldberg’s byline as “the inaugural holder of the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty?”). These intellectuals barely noticed the opioid crisis running through small town America; or the base’s anger regarding illegal immigration; and they were adamantly opposed to any restriction of free trade while working class frustrations mounted over NAFTA and its ilk. (This explains why J. D. Vance and his book Hillbilly Elegy was Washington’s must-read book of 2017: it provided a portrait of rural America that the political class could digest without condescending to visit such places or talk to such voters.) It turns out that conservative intellectuals, living inside the “Acela Corridor” and funded exclusively by think tanks and foundations, are poor barometers of Republican voter concerns.

…There is also a low-testosterone, dilettantish strain of conservatism that has overdeveloped in the “mainstream” media to create such sterile hybrids as Michael Gerson and George Will and David Brooks. Nothing sunk these so-called wise men lower in the estimation of their fellow conservatives than their blithe indifference to the Clintons’ gangsterism. While Trump threw wild verbal haymakers at Hillary at campaign rallies, these intellectuals were basically on TV announcing they would be accommodationists for the Clinton Machine’s inevitable victory. Trump’s base was fighting a war; these guys were sipping tea. The contrast in styles of conservatism was stark: it was the pugnacious billionaire against the stuffy wimps.

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And there you have it. Millions of Americans were ready to try and save a country they loved that they knew was slipping away from them. These are men and women who refuse to let that happen without a fight. They just needed a leader willing to fight with them, and for them, and alongside them.

That leader is Donald Trump. D.C.’s intellectual elites couldn’t understand because their arrogance and self-serving brand of weak-tea conservatism made them ignorant to the world around them. Their time is over. Trump’s time is here – and America is much better for it.


 

“How Can This Be?” Dems & Media Cry As Trump Approval Among Hispanic Voters Jumps 10% In Just One Month

They’ve spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars attempting to spin President Trump as a racist. That attempt is falling on a whole lot of deaf ears and it now has political and media leftists in a rage as a new poll shows Donald Trump’s popularity among Hispanic voters (as well as ALL Democrats!) surging in the last month to historic highs.

Via the Daily Wire:

A new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill revealed something astonishing: not that President Trump’s approval continued to climb, resting at 47%, but that his approval rating among Hispanics soared a staggering 10 points in the last month.
Trump’s approval rating also climbed six points among Republicans and even four points among Democrats from where it stood last month.

The majority of respondents approved of Trump’s efforts to stimulate jobs, handle the economy, and fight terrorism.

As The Hill noted of Trump, “He has a higher approval rating among Republican voters at this stage of his presidency than any GOP president in the modern era except for President George W. Bush, according to Gallup data.” (Bush’s approval rating was very high following the 9-11 attacks and then plummetted two years later.)

The far left in America is losing its grip as President Trump appears to be growing stronger and stronger. The more they attack him through outright lies, threats, and Deep State trickery, the more his support grows among all Americans.


 

Red Hen Restaurant Owner Resigns From Local Business Group

Stephanie Wilkinson, the Red Hen co-owner who kicked out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family from the Virginia restaurant, is now stepping down from her leadership position with Main Street Lexington, a local group focused on promoting “economic viability.” It seems other members of the group didn’t think it “economically viable” to kick out a working mother and her family from a restaurant for nothing more than political disagreement.

Wilkinson’s social media history indicates she was a Hillary Clinton supporter and part of the “resist” movement – a movement which at times has openly advocated for violence against President Trump and his supporters.

Via Fox News:

The owner of the Virginia restaurant responsible for kicking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her family out on Friday evening is stepping aside from leadership of a local business group.

Stephanie Wilkinson stepped down as an executive director of Main Street Lexington, an organization tasked with promoting economic viability, Fox News has learned.

Elizabeth Outland Branner, the president of the organization, accepted Wilkinson’s resignation Tuesday morning, WSLS reported.

This resignation took place less than 24 hours after local residents protested the treatment by Wilkinson of Sarah Sanders and her family:


 

Another Leftist Mob Attacks Another Conservative Woman – This Time Florida AG Pam Bondi (VIDEO)

Pam Bondi is the 52-year old Florida Attorney General who has been an open supporter of the Trump administration. She is articulate, qualified, and well-liked and respected among her colleagues. This past weekend, though, she wasn’t allowed to watch a movie with her husband/boyfriend without being attacked. Leftists screamed at her, followed her, spit on her, and forced her to leave. This is America version 2018. Democrat leaders have called for this as their media cohorts have fanned the flames of hatred and division. If this continues, being a Trump supporter in America will be akin to being a Jew in Hitler’s Germany as mobs of anti-American leftists attempt to harass, intimidate, and threaten violence. 


 

Trump Stares Down World Over Anti-American Trade Agreements – And The World Is Blinking

“Hold the line.”

So went the order from POTUS Trump to his administration as China and the EU coordinate some retaliatory tariffs on American-made goods. Mr. Trump is not backing off, though, confident the strong U.S. economy that he has helped to create can now withstand the trade tantrums of nations that have been taking advantage of the United States for far too long.

This morning the European Union announced $3.5 billion in new U.S. goods tariffs – a move sources indicate was the direct result of Chinese pressure for them to do so. President Trump is shrugging off the measure and moving forward with $34 billion in tariffs against China and now threatening to enact further tariffs on the EU.

A longtime D.C. Congressional staffer put it this way:

“It’s a dick swinging contest and right now Trump has the much bigger stick. He’s knocking down buildings with it. It’s not even close. The Chinese economy isn’t nearly as strong as it was ten years ago, and the EU is always one big crisis away from collapse. Trump built up the America economy and is now pushing hard on the trade issue at exactly the right time. We can sustain a full-on trade war if we need to. The world knows that. They don’t like it, but they know it. There’ll be more tit for tat over the summer but sooner rather than later they’ll be coming to the table and the entire trade blueprint is going to be rewritten in America’s favor. You just watch. The president is staring down the world and the world is blinking. Anyone who says Donald Trump is anything less than brilliant needs to put their head right back up there own ass and shut it because they have no idea what they’re talking about. Trump is proving his intelligence every day on the job. The reason he’s making so many enemies is because everything he’s doing is America-first and they can’t stand that. They hate America. They want to see it punished. Liberals love self-abuse. Always have. Always will.”

DEVELOPING…


 

BREAKING: Trump Just Tore Into Republican Leadership Over Children In Cages Hoax

There will likely be a TON of leaks coming out of the just-concluded meeting between President Trump and Republicans in Congress. 

The main reason is this: Donald Trump let them have it with both barrels. Apparently, it was Trump unleashed like the D.C. Swamp hadn’t yet seen.

“You really want to try and win your election in November without me? I don’t think so.”

UPDATE: “I’m following the law as it’s written. If you don’t like the law then Congress needs to change it. It’s simple. Simple. I’m with you but if you don’t like it you need to do something about it…It looks bad. Sure. Really bad. If you want to change that then change the law. DO SOMETHING. You people (Congress) have to change it. That’s how it has to be done.”

UPDATE #2: “We all know what it is. It’s fake. Fake news. CNN…it’s fake. The pictures…that was Obama’s, during his administration, not mine. You can’t let it scare you. That’s what they want. That’s why they do it. This law, you just need to change it if you don’t like it. And that’s the way it is. I’m not here to save you. I’m here to let you know I’ll support you but you have to do something. Or not. But if you don’t do something don’t come crying to me about it okay? Right?”

UPDATE #3: “Why is this coming up now? I mean, it’s so obvious am I right? Mitch knows. The economy, jobs, North Korea, there’s so much great news they had to do the fake news. I’m not saying the pictures aren’t bad. They’re bad. Certainly not good. They make it look bad. You have to do something. You have to work together. It could be such a big, beautiful thing if you did that. The Democrats won’t help. We all know that. They think this is good for them. We’ll see about that. But doing something, working together, isn’t that why you’re here? It should be. And if you don’t do that and November doesn’t work out for you then I’m sorry but you shouldn’t be here. Go do nothing somewhere else. You bring me something (a bill) that makes sense and I’ll sign it. It’s so simple. It should be. But it has to make sense. It has to be good for the American people. This isn’t rocket science folks. It really isn’t. Figure it out.”

DEVELOPING…


 

Democrat Leaders Taking Orders From George Soros On “Children In Cages” Hoax – Mass Protests Planned

Democrats are said to be ecstatic over how well their “children in cages” hoax is performing as the Establishment Media continues to do all it can to enforce the lie they started. Meanwhile, the George Soros open borders movement is equally motivated and ordering all Democrats to stand down and make no attempt to work with any Republicans on resolving an issue that has actually existed for decades – that of momentarily separating illegal immigrant families at the border to ensure children are actually with family and not being used as “border tickets” – a practice that became more and more common during the Obama years. 

Above: The George Soros-funded “Families Belong Together” protest is scheduled for June 30th.

Soros is said to have demanded all Democrats “stand down” and not assist with anything that might alter the existing “children in cages” hoax. That order appears to be working. Senator Ted Cruz proposed a bill yesterday that would mitigate the child separation issue and expedite review of pending immigration cases. It should be noted that the Trump administration is following the letter of the law that predates his administration by decades. The intent of that law was to protect children. It still is. Some reports suggest up to half of all kids being dragged across the border are not actually doing so with their families. They are being used as “border tickets”  – a practice that is terribly dangerous to those kids.

The Democrat response? They have ignored it completely – a clear sign they really don’t care about “separated children” at the border. What they do care about is continuing to fundraise off of a hoax, taking money from an American public they despise.

UPDATE: Adding irony upon irony, word is now circulating that the Soros-funded “Families Belong Together” protests will attempt to register tens of thousands to illegals to vote in the upcoming 2018 Midterms. This could prove pivotal in many of the more tightly contested legislative races across the country.


 

Feeble-Minded Nancy Pelosi Calls For Trump HHS Secretary To Resign For Enforcing A Law Democrats Supported

The far left is now running from its own past. The year was 2002 and a bipartisan effort was underway to enhance the immigration policies of the United States – particularly in regards to children who had been dragged across the border illegally by individuals who too often were not their parents. (Sidenote: Some current estimates put that number at well over half of all children coming across the U.S. southern border – these poor children are being used as “border tickets”) 

Nancy Pelosi’s party, (including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein, Patty Murray, etc.) voted it into law in 2002. Now, these same Democrats are ranting against the very law their party created – and blaming President Trump!


 

Fake “Kids In Cages” Media Pic Exposed

The Fake Media has been caught yet again pushing a false narrative only to then quietly backtrack when some sharp-eyed viewers caught them in the act. This time it was a gone-viral photo of a young boy crying behind a cage. The truth is that the photo was of a staged protest event. The poor child was being used as a tool by open borders advocates.

Here’s the proof:


 

REPORT: Democrats Push “Children In Cages” Hoax In Despererate Bid To Sway 2018 Midterms

It started with a tweet depicting illegal immigrant children sleeping in cages with the headline, “THIS IS HAPPENING NOW!”

The picture wasn’t from 2018, though. It was actually taken during the Obama years. That didn’t matter. The lie raced around the world, the Establishment Media pounced, and now Democrats are actually likening U.S. border security policies to Nazi Germany. It’s a complete hoax.

ABOVE: The photo used to attack Trump immigration policies was actually taken during the Obama years when the Obama administration held thousands of families in processing centers.

And those border security policies Democrats are now likening to “Nazi Germany”? They were enacted during the Clinton years and continued during the Bush and Obama years. The only thing to change during the Trump years is a focus on trying to be even MORE protective of children crossing the border illegally into the United States.

Some of these children are being used as cover for people to get into the United States – a situation that started in earnest during the Obama years. Word got out that Border Agents would treat families with children differently. You were quickly given food to eat, a place to sleep, and then after a few weeks, allowed to proceed into the United States on a promise you would return for full processing/vetting. Most never returned. As to what happened to the children being used as “immigration tickets” – who knows? Were they disposed of on the streets? Sold into child sex trafficking? Democrats don’t seem to care.

The media isn’t talking about the potential wrongdoing being done to these children. They focus on photos of “cages” and declare “This isn’t what America is about” while pointing the finger of blame at President Trump. Blame for policies that precede him by decades. Blame for wanting to protect children more than previous administrations did. Blame for wanting to make the border safer and more secure.

The above photo is from the Obama era. The below photo is from an illegal immigration processing center during the Trump years:

Today Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat “leaders” are showing up at the southern border for some photo-op politics. Some spineless Republicans are demanding President Trump “do something” about what they perceive to be a public relations nightmare. None of these politicians, many who have been in Congress for decades, have done anything remotely responsible or right regarding the immigration issue. Children continue to suffer. Women are being brutalized. Innocents on both sides of the border are added to the growing list of casualties.

Donald Trump wants to end this horrific status-quo and for that, he is being attacked and vilified. He wants to make sure the children being dragged (often against their will) across the border are in fact with family and not someone only using them to get into the United States. He wants to make sure the women are safe, and that the men are who they say they are. These are reasonable goals. They are moral ones. They exemplify true American values.

The leftist media would have you believe different. They would risk the lives of women and children in the hopes of swaying votes.

Don’t fall for it.

And don’t forget what they are doing. Make Democrats and spineless Republicans pay the price in 2018.

Be what they fear the most – an informed voter. 


 

REPORT: Republicans Consider Removing House Speaker Paul Ryan For Colluding With Enemies Of Trump Administration

Paul Ryan despises President Trump. That is no secret. What has members of Speaker Ryan’s own party concerned, even outraged, is the extent to which Mr. Ryan has been willing to collude with the enemies of Trump to try and halt the President’s America-First agenda, including, but not limited to, alleged behind-closed-doors partnerships with Democrats to influence the pending 2018 Midterm Elections.

Via Breitbart:

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week that House Republicans are considering forcibly removing House Speaker Paul Ryan from the speakership via a “motion to vacate the chair” over Ryan’s efforts to undermine President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“It’s kind of odd that he has as much power as he has,” King said of Ryan during the appearance on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel with Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight earlier this week. “But I do predict, and it is happening, that that power is diminishing. I also have got information that there are–I’ll say ‘members’–I say that plurally, with knowledge, that are considering introducing a motion to vacate the chair. If they do that, that will throw this place into a tizzy and force the kind of election for a Speaker that may bring out someone who is a lot stronger on this.”

…A motion to vacate the chair would call a referendum on Ryan’s speakership to the floor. It could force a vote on whether Republicans want Ryan to remain as speaker as a lame duck for the rest of the year, especially after all these failures in strategy and his efforts to undermine the president with an amnesty bill that the president opposes and said he “certainly” would never sign.
Ryan claimed, falsely, to House Republican members recently in a conference meeting that the president did support the Ryan amnesty bill–something the president confirmed on Fox and Friends on Friday morning was not true. The president opposes the bill and Ryan’s continued claims that Trump did back the bill are now proven to be false.
The fact that sitting House Republican members are contemplating calling forth a motion to vacate the chair–the same mechanism forced Ryan’s predecessor, now former House Speaker John Boehner into early retirement–is remarkable. He announced earlier this year he intends to serve out the rest of this term in Congress then retire at the beginning of next year. That thrust Ryan into a lame duck status in the speakership, meaning he has lost a significant amount of influence.
“From the time that Paul Ryan announced that he would be retiring at the end of this Congress, his juice has been diminished day by day by day,” King said on Breitbart News Tonight. “It’s not a personal thing. It’s just a function of how things work. He has less power, less influence, and yet he’s still leading us into this amnesty piece. People are acting like he’s the Speaker of the House who will be deciding who can chair which committees, who can be seated on which committees, and whose bills move forward in the next Congress. But that will not be the case.”
Ryan’s dwindling influence is costing him support across the party. One House GOP aide from a moderate office whose member sits on the House Appropriations Committee confirmed to Breitbart News that if offered the opportunity again to vote on whether Ryan should remain Speaker, that the member would vote against it. Conservatives across the party have been calling for Ryan to step aside now from the Speakership, with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) saying in a previous Breitbart News radio interview that Ryan should not be allowed to stay as a lame duck speaker–especially while he’s opposing the president’s agenda on immigration, trade, national security, and more.
Ryan has deliberately undercut the president repeatedly as Speaker. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Ryan infamously cut ties with Trump and abandoned the now-president’s campaign in early October over the release of the notorious Access Hollywood tape. In leaked audio of Ryan with House Republican members obtained by Breitbart News and published in early 2017, the Speaker threw in with the Never Trump movement by declaring he would never side with the president.
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan said on that call, declaring boldly his alignment with the Never Trump movement in that he will never defend the president.
Ryan is directly responsible for the legislative screw-ups on healthcare which cost President Trump the ability to sign into law a repeal of Obamacare, because Ryan’s original bill last year sent the entire process into disarray that ended with the now-famous thumbs-down from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on the floor of the Senate. All of that could have been avoided had Ryan worked with conservatives and supporters of the president in the beginning to have a more smooth process in the House.
Then, Ryan undercut Trump on Charlottesville, directly contradicting the president’s statement. Ryan’s statement, per the Los Angeles Times, was aimed at “implicitly upbraiding the president ”
Ryan has opposed key elements of the Trump agenda, specifically on trade and tariffs, repeatedly over the course of the past year.
“I disagree with this action and fear its unintended consequences,” Ryan said in a statement when President Trump introduced steel and aluminum tariffs.
Now, the latest intransigent action by Ryan is the introduction of an amnesty bill that the president explicitly opposes–and the lie by Ryan that the president somehow supported it. Ryan repeatedly claimed to House members that President Trump backed the bill, when the president had not weighed in on it publicly. The first time the president weighed in on it was Friday morning in a Fox and Friends interview where Trump explicitly said he will never sign Ryan’s bill into law.

A longtime D.C. staffer put the Ryan amnesty bill this way:

“That bill isn’t being introduced at this time for passage. Ryan is pushing it to reignite the immigration issue right before the Midterms. He’s doing that to try and motivate Democrat voters. Yeah, let that sink in. The current Republican House Speaker is actively working on behalf of a Democrat get out the vote push right before he leaves Congress. His real motivation is getting enough Republicans to lose seats in 2018 to set up a Democrat-led impeachment charge against the President. Paul Ryan isn’t a politician. Hasn’t been since he was the other side of the Romney coin. He’s a Deep State operative taking orders from people who will remain pulling the strings in D.C. long after he’s gone. And mark my words. Ryan has tens of millions of dollars coming to him as a reward. That’s how this town always works. There’ll be a fat book deal, a cable news contributor contract, a consulting gig, the guy will be set for life. It won’t be anything close to Obama reward money, but Paul Ryan will be doing very very well for himself and to hell with the American people.”


 

OH MY: Read What Some FBI Operatives Really Think Of Trump Supporters

The words drip with upturned noses, inflated egos, and seemingly unending self-importance. They want(ed) Donald Trump destroyed and they resent all of those (YOU) who made him president. A glimpse into the minds and hearts of the Deep State (and Establishment Media) courtesy of the just-released (albeit still redacted) IG report:

(Make sure to read it all the way to the end.)


 

Mueller Drafted Anti-Trump “Resistance” Members From FBI To Join Special Counsel Investigation

UPDATE: The “FBI Attorney #2” in question has been removed from the Mueller team. Seems this only happens after evidence of collusion by Mueller finally escapes. How much more is he hiding as he attempts to revise the outcome of the 2016 Election?

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Ignore the Establishment Media spin that has been at the ready since the IG investigation into the Clinton email scandal began. While leftist pundits declare “nothing to see here” the IG report clearly points to rampant abuses within both the FBI and DOJ, as well as hints at some very serious misdeeds surrounding the ongoing Mueller investigation. For instance, why was Robert Mueller bringing in members of the anti-Trump “resistance” from inside the FBI to be a part of his team? (And as you ask that question you should know many of these incriminating emails were just obtained but a month ago – the FBI and DOJ have been covering up their existence for months.

What is being attempted against President Trump is a Deep State coup – and that coup continues…


 

The Remarkable Trump Economy Is Making Life Better For ALL Americans

On the strength of the economy alone, if Donald Trump were a Democrat, the Establishment Media would be nominating him for sainthood by now. 

It has been a remarkable transformation from the eight long and tepid years of Barack Obama that saw the rich get much richer and the poor and Middle Class squeezed into near oblivion.

Obama is gone, Trump is in, and all Americans, regardless of race and/or socioeconomic background, are now doing much-much better. 

Via the Washington Times:

The actual New York Times, which has published scathing criticisms of President Trump, was admitting in a June 1 article that the U.S. economy is strong beyond description right now.

Words such as “splendid” and “excellent” certainly fit, according to reporter Neil Irwin: “Those are the kinds of terms that are appropriate when the United States economy adds 223,000 jobs in a month, despite being nine years into an expansion, and when the unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent, a new 18-year low.

There’s more. Average hourly earnings are up 2.7 percent over the last year, while unemployment has dropped. It’s even lower for black Americans — 5.9 percent, “the lowest on record,” which we would count as ‘great’,” Mr. Irwin wrote.

The unemployment rate is also near historic lows for Hispanics (4.9 percent) and for women (3.6 percent).

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While the media continues to spew its hateful anti-Trump 24/7 diatribes that claim the president is “racist” or “anti-woman” the Trump economy continues to improve the lives of those very same people.

The media is the lie.

The Trump economy is the truth.

Consider the following:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average unemployment rate for black Americans during the eight Obama years was nearly 13%.

During the eighteen months of the Trump presidency that average unemployment rate has fallen to just over 6%.

Donald Trump has improved the employment outlook for black Americans by more than 100% vs the Obama years – and that number continues to improve!

Similar gains are being made for Hispanics, women, young, and old – EVERYONE is benefitting from the Trump economy.

America is once again able to offer the American Dream to more people than it ever has before and yet the Establishment Media and D.C. Machine would have you believe otherwise. They claim Donald Trump is racist for wanting safe and secure borders. That he’s reckless for demanding other nations stop taking advantage of disastrous trade agreements. That he’s a warmonger for wanting a strong military even as he navigates potentially world-changing peace agreements.

The enemies of President Trump are drowning in their own repeated lies while Trump continues to help move the nation forward to a better, safer, and more prosperous place.


 

“Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined – this is just the beginning”

A fantastic commentary out today via Newt Gingrich which outlines the remarkable success of the Trump presidency, and how, despite that success, there remains a startling disconnect between Mr. Trump’s millions of supporters and the Establishment Elite.

READ. SHARE. EDUCATE.

With his historic summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump has once again done something astounding and unpredictable. 

Yet, the surprise over the sudden summit should not have come as a surprise at all. By now we should be used to President Trump surprising us. Consider his record over the last four years.

Four years ago, in June 2014, almost no one would have dreamed Donald J. Trump would be a serious candidate for president. Then, nearly three years ago, when he announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015, almost no one thought he could be a dominant candidate.

In fact, my own conversion to Trump as a very real contender only occurred after his July 11, 2015 rally in Phoenix, which led my former colleague, Vince Haley, to come in the office and say: “You had better watch what Trump is doing because his Phoenix rally was emotionally powerful when he turned the microphone over to the father whose child had been killed by an illegal immigrant.”

Then, on August 6, 2015, I watched Trump gain the support of nearly a quarter of registered Republican voters (24 percent) in a CNN/ORC poll after the first Republican presidential debate. This was a huge lead in a field of 16 other candidates – especially given that 58 percent of those asked had a favorable view of Trump.

Still, all the elites fervently believed Trump had lost the debate. The gap between the American people and the elites had never been clearer.

Two years ago, in June 2016, all the elite pundits were certain Trump would lose the presidential election to Hillary Clinton. Once again, they were wrong.

Last year, in July 2017, all the elites were sure the collapse of the ObamaCare repeal plan meant the end of the Trump-Republican legislative achievement. Virtually no one predicted President Trump would pivot and five months later win a huge tax, which is now propelling the economy into what would have been unthinkable growth under President Obama.

Now our elites are in utter turmoil.

President Trump was very tough with our oldest allies at the G-7 summit in Canada over the weekend, while he is being apparently cordial to Kim Jong Un. The elites are whirling in confusion at this kind of swirling maneuvering in a three- or four-day period.

Yet, there is a deep consistency in what President Trump is doing. He correctly understands that our allies have been happy because we have carried the allied military burden for 73 years (since the end of World War II), and we have accepted bad trade deals and one-sided protectionist regulations on their part.

Of course, our allies are offended that America now has a president who actually wants them to pay their fair share for defense. Of course, they do not want to change their tariffs and regulations to have honest, open trading that isn’t biased against America.

At the same time, President Trump is being tough with our allies, he has acted on a deep reflection about the failure of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama with the North Korean dictatorship. From 1994 to the present, the United States has wrung its hands and complained ineffectively as the North Koreans marched resolutely toward having nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

President Trump spent more than a year talking with the leaders of Japan, China, and South Korea. He consulted regularly with his senior foreign policy and national security advisers. He implemented a maximum-pressure campaign of much tougher sanctions – and even tougher language.

Trump administration Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis communicated that a war with North Korea would be “catastrophic.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a strong speech outlining how much tougher sanctions could get if North Korea did not agree to denuclearization. National Security Adviser John Bolton has a long track record of being tough on North Korea.

With firmness set – and an American willingness to get even tougher evident – Kim Jong Un indicated to the South Koreans that he was willing to meet with President Trump.

The impressive thing about President Trump’s reaction was his speed and decisiveness. He saw an opening that might (repeat might) be historic, and he took it.

This decisiveness and willingness to take risks repudiates a deep elite diplomatic tradition of slow, cautious work by subordinates to gradually develop an agenda.

In my new book, “Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback,” I emphasize over and over that President Trump has consistently been a dealmaker and a very patient, tough negotiator, who sets big goals and then works relentlessly to achieve them. In fact, I first wrote about these traits last year in my book “Understanding Trump.”

My dad fought in the Korean War in 1953. I have been studying the North Koreans for most of my life. I do not know what will happen. It is possible that this one more effort to lie to an American president. However, I doubt it.

President Trump has clearly communicated the U.S. position through sanctions, his own words, key statements by very competent subordinates, and in actions elsewhere.

Consider how the North Koreans might be studying the U.S. military strikes retaliating against the Syrian chemical weapon attack, the moving of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and the tearing up of the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump has also consistently insisted on a substantial military build-up. It’s clear he is a tough guy willing to play a tough role.

Now, I do not believe everything is done. We are not entering a Pollyanna world of being close friends with North Korea.

I do believe, however, that – through a combination of toughness and boldness, aggressiveness and flexibility, and resolution and an amazingly fast grasping of tactical opportunities – President Trump may have begun the process of opening up North Korea and changing history.

President Trump has already accomplished more with North Korea than Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined. And this is just the beginning.

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Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. A Republican, he was speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Follow him on Twitter @NewtGingrich. His latest book is “Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”

 

REPORT: Longtime Trump Confidant Michael Cohen Just Flipped On POTUS Trump

Trump supporters hope the headlines are more fake news while Trump’s enemies are licking their lips hoping they are proven true.

According to multiple media reports, Michael Cohen has dropped his legal defense team and is now cooperating fully with federal investigators, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Via ABC NEWS:

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, is likely to cooperate with federal investigators, as his lawyers are expected to leave the case, sources said.

To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, but a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that they are not expected to represent him going forward.

No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.

Cohen, who has been under criminal investigation for months, which is separate from the special counsel case, has been rushing to meet U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office.

Cohen, who is under federal investigation now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.

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It should be noted that those federal prosecutors in Manhattan who moved against Cohen (which was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who is also embroiled in significant controversy) answer to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has up to now done nothing to halt the multi-year Deep State attacks on President Trump. This is in stark contrast to former Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch during the Obama years who both repeatedly shut down looming scandals that might have harmed the Obama White House.


 

REPORT: Old & Tired Democrat Leadership Stunned & Bitter Over POTUS Trump’s Remarkable Winning Streak

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

Donald Trump was to be a politically fractured speed bump on the road to a 2018 landslide and 2020 White House take back.

Now? The Trump economy is humming, Americans are happy, the world is seemingly safer, and Democrats are pulling their hair plugs and extensions out wondering how it all went so wrong. 

A longtime Congressional staffer put it this way:

“The party is a shambles. The leadership is stunned and bitter. Fundraising is down. There’s no focus. No plan. No outreach. Nothing. They (the leadership) hung their hats on opposing Trump. That’s fine for the base but that only represents about 30% of total voters. The rest are turning their backs on Democrats. They’ve had it. They’re burnt out on all the negativity and when you get past the media spin, which people are doing more and more these days, the fact is the President is doing a good job. You could even argue he’s doing a remarkably good job. Right now Democrats will pick up some seats in 2018 but it’ll be nowhere near the “blue wave” they were predicting just a few months earlier. Against all odds, Trump keeps winning. He’s doing exactly what he said he would at a level this town (D.C.) has never seen before. It’s amazing.”

Amazing indeed.


 

See How Fake News Got It So Wrong Regarding Trump & North Korea (VIDEO)

Once again (those paying attention have since lost track of how many times) the Establishment (Fake) Media was wildly removed from reality when it plastered its anti-Trump propaganda over the airwaves and front pages. From CNN to the New York Times, they declared President Trump was pushing us toward nuclear war. None of that speculation was based on fact, though. It was merely more fodder for the anti-Trump elites. Trump knew better. So too did his millions of supporters. 

The above was the lie. The following video depicts reality:


 

Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff Throws Tantrum Over Black Grandmother Escaping The Plantation

And make no mistake, Mr. Schiff speaks for a great many among the liberal elite who are outraged a black grandmother who was imprisoned during the era of Bill Clinton, kept there during the two terms of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, had her sentence commuted by President Trump. She even had the audacity to publicly thank the president for setting her free!

Apparently, Congressman Schiff feels she should have continued to rot in the white man’s prison and most certainly should not be given the freedom to express gratitude to the only POTUS who apparently gave a damn about her plight.