President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

The media thinks that if they tell you enough times that you saw something or what you heard, that eventually you will believe you saw and heard it.

This is working with many people that aren’t paying close enough attention.

This could have not been more apparent than during and just following the violent attacks and actions that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017.

(If you are interested in this subject you should read my two previous blogs on Charlottesville, here and here.)

I have transcribed the statements and comments of the three main times that President Trump spoke out against the violence at Charlottesville. (I’ve added the comments he made about Charlottesville at the Phoenix, AZ rally he held on August 22, 2017.) This way you can better comprehend everything that he said without the edits and out of context narrative shifts.

First Statement- During the signing of an Executive Order on Veterans Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017

Here in this video is the first response that President Trump had to the Charlottesville Violence on that same day, while it was still happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQWJDVg8PA

Trump addresses Charlottesville clashes (full)

First President Trump thanks our veterans and shakes the hands of the ones that are present, because this presser was to talk about the new things that are being done to help out the Veterans Administration. The Trump Administration has done a lot to help our veterans and continues to do so. He then calls them “Great People.” And I think most of us can agree that they are.

He then goes back to the podium and says that he’s been closely following what has been happening in Charlottesville during that day. “The terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.”

“WE CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS THIS EGREGIOUS DISPLAY OF HATRED, BIGOTRY, and VIOLENCE ON MANY SIDES.” He says again. “On many sides.”

(Now before I go any further, what about that statement says to you “I support the violent people that acted today??? Is it when he says, “MANY SIDES”? Because to me that statement means everyone that was taking part in the hatred, bigotry and violence is being condemned. Yes? YES! That should just be the end of the story, because yes we had at the very least two very hateful groups going after each other, and President Trump condemned all of the violence. The WHITE SUPREMACIST AND the ANTIFA. That is two sided folks.)

He then says, “This has been going on for a long time now in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long long time.”

(Now is that a lie??? NO! Racism, hatred, bigotry, all of it has been around for a very long time. And the fact that he’s pointing it out, says that he is calling it out and condemning it. It’s got to stop!)

He continues, “It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration, of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. NO CITIZEN should ever fear for their safety and security, in our society and NO CHILD should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time.”

(Ok, now where in that statement did he leave out the racists? Where in that statement was he only pointing fingers at a certain group and not the other? Where in that statement did he say white supremacists are right and everyone else is wrong? Nowhere, because it never happened that way. VERY FAKE NEWS wants you to believe that it did, so they will continue to tell you that it did, and eventually everyone now believes their lie. This is how they have been manipulating everyone from the start of this administration.)

President Trump goes on to say, “I just got off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agreed that the hate and the division, must stop. AND MUST STOP RIGHT NOW. We have to come TOGETHER as AMERICANS, with love for our nation, true affection, and really I say this strongly…. TRUE AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER.”

(Ok again, where is the hate in these statements? IT’S NOT THERE!)

President Trump goes on to tout about how well our employment rate is, jobs are coming back and our economy is flourishing. He wants to stress that we have so many things to be thankful for in this great country. Besides he never misses an opportunity to gloat about the economy. The press never gives him credit, so he has to do it for them.

Then he says, “So when I watched Charlottesville, it’s very very sad.”

(This tells me that he has been watching the live streaming that I was watching. The videos from alternative media sources that showed the true events in real time that happened that day. The ones that showed MANY SIDES, that had haters from both sides as well as VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. The very fine people that were just there to peacefully protest their personal opinions about whether the statue in question should be taken down or not. It doesn’t make you a racist if you believe in preserving America’s history, the good as well as the bad. Just as well as it doesn’t make you a bad person to disagree with that. Those people were all exercising their freedom of speech and protest. Yes on both sides!)

President Trump continues his speech with, “I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia. Credible people. Law enforcement, credible people. And also the National Guard… They’ve really been working smart and working hard,…They’ve been doing a terrific job. Federal Authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor. He thanked me for that. And we are here to provide whatever other assistance that is needed. We are ready willing and able.”

(All law enforcement was told to stand down at the start of the rally and that is why things were aloud to get out of hand. I’m not sure if President Trump knows that at this point.)

Then President Trump says this.

“Above all else, we must remember this truth. No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS FIRST. We love our country. We love our God. We love our flag. We are proud of our country. We are proud of who we are. So we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we are doing wrong as a country, where things like this can happen. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its’ citizens. But our citizens, must also restore the bonds of trust, and loyalty, between ONE ANOTHER. We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history, and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other. Ideally we have to LOVE EACH OTHER.” Then he goes on to honoring the veterans that came to the press conference and finished the reason for being there in the first place.

He ends the speech saying, “we are going to make America great for ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY.”

(Please tell me where he was being divisive and nodding his head towards the KKK or whatever ridiculous thing that the media were saying that he did. Please show me the negativity is this speech because I can only see positivity and a call for love and unity.)

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The Second Remarks Regarding Charlottesville

President Trump gave a speech about Charlottesville on the Monday after the violent rally took place there. He included remarks about the horrific violence and purposely called out the alt-right hate groups by name, because the media was having a field day with their white supremacy narrative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLppSaj8cs
Trump’s Monday speech about Charlottesville

The speech starts with President Trump touting all the accomplishments that his administration has done so far in his presidency.

He then says that he would like to provide and update on the events in Charlottesville.

“Based on the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, I would like to provide the nation, with an update on the on going federal response, to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone.”

“I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation, into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American, and wounded 20 others. To anyone that acted criminally in this weekends racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered. As I said on Saturday, WE CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS, THIS EGREGIOUS DISPLAY OF HATRED BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE. IT HAS NO PLACE IN AMERICA. And as I’ve said many times before, NO MATTER THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN, WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME LAWS, WE ALL SALUTE THE SAME GREAT FLAG, AND WE ARE ALL MADE BY THE SAME ALMIGHTY GOD. We must love each other, show affection for each other, AND UNITE TOGETHER, IN CONDEMNATION OF HATRED BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans. RACISM IS EVIL. And those that cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, AND OTHER HATE GROUPS, that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that ALL OF US ARE CREATED EQUAL. We are EQUAL in the eyes of our Creator. We are EQUAL UNDER THE LAW. AND WE ARE EQUAL UNDER OUR CONSTITUTION. Those that spread violence in the name of bigotry, strike at the very core of America.”

“Two days ago a young American woman, Heather Heyer was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers and our love. We also mourn the two Virginia State Troopers that died in service to their community their common wealth and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates exemplify the very best of America. And our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of American law enforcement. The three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation. In times such as these, America has always shown its true character responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice. As a candidate I promised to restore law and order to our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. We will spare no resource in the fight so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear. We will defend and protect the sacred rights of ALL AMERICANS and we will WORK TOGETHER so that EVERY CITIZEN in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams in their hearts,…and to express the love and joy in their souls. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. Thank you very much.”

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Next i have for you the Question Answer Session that he held the Tuesday following Charlottesville.

(This is the one that made everyone so upset because they were not hearing the exact words that they wanted to hear. They were not understanding what actually happened, who was at that event and what President Trump was talking about when he said “Very fine people.” They also left out that he said there were “very fine people on both sides.”)

As I said earlier, I’m sure president Trump was watching some of the live streams that I saw with “very fine people” FROM BOTH SIDES of the protest as well as the idiots that caused all the violence ON BOTH SIDES of the protest. But most liberals can’t wrap their heads around the fact that opposing the destruction of American history, no matter how ugly it is, does not make one a racist scum. The racist scum were the ones that were vocal about being white supremacists and were violent. Liberals also have a problem comprehending that Antifa is actually a fascist violent terrorist organization and that they come to protests looking for fights. This is why they bring weapons, and things they can throw, among other things that can hurt “their sworn enemies” the Nazis. They also label anyone that disagrees with them as a Nazi. Not to mention they carry around communist flags.

The following video is Trump Comments on August 15, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JozQ7_JcyA
Trump Tuesday after Charlottesville Press Conference, Answers Questions

President Trump gave a presser on Infrastructure, but as soon as the press was open to ask questions they went right to asking about Charlottesville. Of course.

After President Trump makes his speech on his new executive order on Infrastructure, he starts taking questions. The first question is on topic, however the next one, at 7:18, was – why he hadn’t condemned specific groups until 48 hours after the violent event.

Basically he was pounced on for not saying the exact words they wanted to hear, because he did condemn ALL VIOLENCE that happened that day, on the same day that it happened. They did not want to hear that there was violence on both sides and the narrative they were pushing is that the Left were there as noble civil rights defenders and every person there to protest the removal of the statue, is a racists bigot and needed to be called out by name. This is however not the truth.

President Trump answers the loaded question: “I didn’t wait long.” (x3) (He didn’t, as I said above, he called everyone out the same day.) He continues, “I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said, was correct. Not make a quick statement. The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement.” (I agree. I don’t know how much clearer he could have been. Naming specific groups seems silly when you can just say all the violent groups and get it all at once. Why are they nit picking at something so stupid?)

President Trump explains: “You don’t make statements, that direct unless you know the fact[s]. It takes a little while to get the facts. YOU STILL don’t know the facts.” He says as he points to the fake news propaganda media, that was pushing this false narrative and creating fear, animosity and division between the Left and the Right for the entire weekend. I witnessed the lies, and it made me so mad that I witnessed the truth with my own eyes, but then the media was trying to convince me that I saw and heard something different.

Trump goes on to explain: “And it’s a very very,..uh, important process to me. And it’s a very important statement. So I don’t want to go quickly, and just make a statement for the sake of making a political statement. I want to know the facts. If you go back to my…in fact,…I brought it.” As he pulls a piece of paper out of his suit jacket. “I brought it. I brought it.” He repeats as he’s opening up the piece of paper.

Then he puts his right hand up in the air, glancing down at the paper, he starts to read it. “As I said on, remember this, Saturday.” As the very rude press is yelling out questions and make insinuations of him supporting white supremacists. He continues, “WE CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS, THIS EGREGIOUS DISPLAY OF HATRED BIGOTRY AND VIOLENCE. IT HAS NO PLACE IN AMERICA.” Then he says, “and then I went on from there. And now here’s the thing. Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me. Take it nice and easy.” He motions toward the loud reporter with his hands, as he always talks using his hands.

He’s trying to speak as the very rude reporter continues to be disrespectful, shout over him and keep asking questions that he’s currently trying to answer. This is noticeably frustrating him. (At the time I was watching it live and it was really frustrating me as well!) He raises his voice and gets a little snippy and I DON’T BLAME HIM. (At that point I would have just walked off.)

“Here’s the thing,” he says as he seems to catch his breath a little and become a little less agitated, “when I make a statement I like to be correct.” (ME TOO MR. PRESIDENT.) “I want the facts. This event just happened. In fact a lot of the event didn’t even happen yet, as we were speaking. This event just happened. Before I make a statement, I need the facts. So I don’t want to rush into a statement. So making the statement when I made it, was excellent. In fact, the young woman, who I hear is a fantastic young woman, and it was on NBC,….her mother wrote me, and said, through I guess Twitter, social media, the nicest things that I very much appreciated that. I hear she was a fine actually incredible young woman. But her mother on Twitter thanked me for what I said. Honestly if the press were not fake, and were honest, the press would have said that what I said was very nice. But unlike you and unlike, excuse me,..”

The press gets loud and shouts out questions, you can’t understand them other than they sound very disrespectful. They are not hearing the EXACT words that they want to hear. President Trump is agitated again, “Unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.” Apparently he has to keep repeating himself because the reporters in the lobby have selective hearing. They keep shouting and sound like a crowded junior high lunch room. President Trump answers one of the questions that he hears, “They don’t, they don’t.” I’m not sure what the question was because the “children” haven’t learned how to take turns in asking questions so that they can be heard.

(Later the media cooks up the narrative that President Trump is a racist, because he needs the facts before he can condemn the racists. But as I spoke of before he had already condemned all of the groups that were violent and that included whatever racist thugs and trash that were at the rally.)

Then President Trump asks for a couple of infrastructure questions. One of the reporters says something about the CEO of Walmart said that President Trump missed an opportunity to bring the country together, (or something like that,) and if he thought he missed that opportunity.

President Trump answered, “Not at all. I think the country, look…. You take a look, I’ve created over a million jobs since I’m president. The country is booming, the stock market is setting records, we have the highest employment numbers that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, we are doing record business, we have the highest levels of enthusiasm,…so the head of Walmart, who I know, is a very nice guy, was making a political statement. I mean… ask him… I’d do it the same way.”

As the crowd of reporters gets too loud to understand him again. THEY ARE SO RUDE!!!!!!! It makes me so mad just watching it over again.

“I’d do it the same way and you want to know why? I want to make sure that when I make a statement, that the statement is correct.” (Now how many times has he had to say that during this question and answer session? It’s like speaking to a room of kindergarteners.)

“And there was no way, there was no way of making a correct statement that early. I had to see the facts. Unlike a lot of reporters,” they all start getting loud and obnoxious again, “unlike a lot of reporters,….I didn’t know David Duke was there, I wanted to see the facts. The facts as they started coming out, were very well stated, in fact everybody said his statement was beautiful, if he would have made it sooner that would have been good. I couldn’t have made it sooner because I didn’t know all of the facts. Frankly people still don’t know all of the facts.”

(THAT IS TRUE TO THIS DAY!!!)

Then the press starts getting really loud again. Like I said they are very rude and obnoxious just shouting out whatever and you can hardly hear what the president is trying to say. “Excuse me, excuse me. It was very important to me, to get the facts out and correctly. Because if I would have made a fast statement, and the first statement was made without knowing much other than what we were seeing. The second statement was made after with knowledge. Great knowledge. There’s still things…excuse me.” As the press is in an uproar again. SO RUDE! “There is still things that people don’t know.”

(And there are still things we probably won’t ever know, Mr. President.)

“I wanted to make a statement with knowledge and I wanted to know the facts. Ok.” he says as he looks to the other side of the room hoping to talk about infrastructure because that’s what this presser was suppose to be about.

A reporter asks two things. “Was this terrorism and could you tell us what you are feeling about your chief strategist Steve Bannon?”

Trump response, “Well the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself his family and his country. And that is, you can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want.” In other words for those people out there that do not understand President Trump when he speaks…. He called it murder and terrorism.

“I would just call it the fastest one to come up with a good vertic. That’s what I would call it.” So whatever gets the most and fastest punishment, for those of you that can’t speak Trumpanese.

“Because there is a question. Is it murder, is it terrorism, and then you get into legal semantics. The driver of the car, is a murder. And what he did was a horrible horrible inexcusable thing.”

President Trump looks up again hoping for an infrastructure question. The reporters ask, can you tell us what you think about your chief strategist Steve Bannon? As another reporter asks something else about Bannon. Then President Trump replies good things about Steve Bannon, but I’m not going to transcribe all that. I’m focused on what was said about Charlottesville.

Then President Trump is asked about McMasters and McCain. Blah Blah.

Apparently the reporter is saying that Senator McCain links the alt-right with the protests in Charlottesville, and President Trump said something about McCain must know what he’s talking about. “But when you say alt-right, define alt-right for me.” he says back the the reporter. “Go ahead and define it for me. Go ahead.”

President Trump then says, “What about the alt-left that came charging at them. Excuse me.” The press gets loud again. They do not like hearing that the alt-left was there committing violence as well. BUT THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. “What about the alt-left that came charging at as you say the alt-right?.” He gestures to the reporter.

(Yeah, I want to know too, obnoxious reporter. Do you think Antifa are some kind of heros? What about BLM? Because they were there committing violence too. I saw them with my own eyes on live streams, using aerosol cans as flame throwers.)

“Do they have any semblance of guilt?” President Trump continues. The press gets loud again and then president Trump asks, “Let me ask you this, what about the fact that they came charging? They came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs…do they have any problem? I think they do.”

(Yes, Mr. President! There was just as much, or more violence coming from the alt-left as there was the alt-right.)

He continues, “As far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible horrible day,” and then I recognize the voice as Jim Acosta from CNN starts yelling out something, and President Trump says, “Wait a minute, I’m not finished, I’m not finished,…fake news.”

(Yeah that was definitely Acosta. haha)

“That was a horrible day.” President Trump is now very agitated, and sighs.

(I’m just as frustrated, because these people just don’t want the truth. They want to make him look like a white supremacist and they will do it however they need to do it, even by reporting complete lies.)

More reporters are yelling out of turn. It’s hard to understand the questions they are asking. At this point I do not know how President Trump has kept his cool. I would have kicked the podium over and stormed out. He is displaying patience like I would never be able to pull off.

“I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely that you people watched it.” Says President Trump.

(This confirms my theory that President Trump was watching all the live streams from the alternative media sources like I saw and as I suspected that he did.)

“And you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent.” President Trump proclaims.

(THIS IS THE TRUTH! I SAW WITH MY OWN EYES THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH!)

“But nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group, you had a group on the other side, that came charging in without a permit, and they were very very violent.” The press goes crazy and sounds like a middle school lunchroom again. (Boy, they do not like hearing the truth!)

Then a reporter asks, “Do you think that what you call the alt-left, is the same as neo-nazis?”

(Let me answer that question for you stupid reporter. YES! If you have seen the live streams you would agree that they are savage and will violently beat people that don’t agree with them. That doesn’t mean they beat racists. That means they beat anyone that is not in their group, and label them as Nazis. They hit, punch, kick and throw things first, then ask questions later. They call themselves, ANTIFA, meaning anti-fascist. But they are the opposite of anti-fascists.)

Trump falls right into the trap that the reporter laid for him and answers with, “All of those people, excuse me… I’ve condemned Neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people, were Neo-Nazis. Believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch.” At this point the press is furious and they can not wrap their pretty little heads around the fact that they may not have all the information, like they think that they do.

(OR they don’t care, because they are complicit with the alt-leftists that were violent and think they are justified in doing so.)

“Those people were also there because they wanted to protest, the taking down of a statue, Robert E. Lee.” That statement totally ticked the press off, because how could you not want the statue taken down and still not be a racist?

(Well press, I’m not a racist and I don’t believe in tearing down statues either. I also know plenty of people from all different “races” that feel the same as I do.)

President Trump again, “So, excuse me, you take a look at some of the groups, and you see, and you’d know it if you were honest reporters, and which in many cases you’re not,….but many of those people were there to protest, the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. So…This week it’s Robert E. Lee,…I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? Is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know you really have to ask yourself, WHERE DOES IT STOP?” The press is in an uproar again, and I remember they made fun of him for saying that, but sure enough a few days later people were talking about taking down George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even questioning Abe Lincoln. (Yes the president that led the Union Army to a victory in the Civil War that lead to the emancipation of all of the African-American slaves. That Abe Lincoln.)

So the president was right again and still had to take the ridiculing of the press, whom of which NEVER apologizes when they get things wrong and try their best to humiliate him in the worst ways.

“You take a look the night before, they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee.” Which is true. However, that protest was quite disgusting. Their chants were disgusting although they have the right to say what they said peacefully under the First Amendment. You can see the details of it in my previous blog about Charlottesville and how I show evidence that it looked set-up by a leftist posing as an alt-rightie.

President Trump then calls on a reporter asking for an infrastructure question. Does he get one? Nope. The report asks him if the statue of Robert E. Lee should stay up. Trying for the “gotcha” and trying to back him into a white supremacist corner. This is so frustrating to watch.

President Trump says, “I would say that is up to a local town, community, or the federal government, depending on where it is located.”

He is then asked if he thinks race relations in America have gotten better or worse since he’s taken office? He says, “I think they’ve gotten better or the same…well look… They’ve been frayed for a long time. And you can ask President Obama about that, because he made speeches about it. But I believe that the fact that I brought in,… it will be soon, millions of jobs….you see where companies have been moving back into our country. I think that is going to have a tremendous positive impact on race relations. We have companies coming back into our country. We have two car companies that just announced, we have Foxcon in Wisconsin just announced. We have many companies, I say pouring back into the country. I think that is going to have a yuge positive impact on race relations. You know why? It’s jobs. People want now, they want jobs. They want great jobs with great pay. And when they have that you watch how race relations will be. And I’ll tell you we are spending a lot of money in the inner cities. Where we are going to fix, we are fixing the inner cities. We are doing far more than anybody’s ever done, with respect to the inner cities. IT’S A PRIORITY FOR ME. And it’s very important.”
(Why would a white supremacist president care about the inner cities? He wouldn’t. This president isn’t a racist. PERIOD.)

A really ridiculous reporter then asks the president if he is now putting what he calls the alt-left and white supremacists on the same moral plain. Obviously she hasn’t been paying attention, because if she had she would realize that both groups are disgusting bottom feeders.

The president answers her with this, “I’m not putting anyone on a moral plain. What I’m saying is this,… You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other, and THEY CAME AT EACH OTHER with clubs and it was vicious, and it was and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch. But there is another side. There was a group on this side, (he points to the left side,) you can call them the left, they came violently attacking the other group. So you can say what you want, but that’s the way it is.”

Press goes nuts again, President Trump calls on another reporter who asks, something about him saying there was violence on both sides. (These people really don’t get it.)

He replies with, “I do think there is, yes, I think there is blame on both sides. You look at, you look at both sides, I think there is blame on both sides. I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. And, and if you reported it accurately you would say.”

The press goes crazy asking questions again that you can not tell exactly what they are saying because they all talk at once and President Trump responds with, “Excuse me, excuse me they didn’t put themselves,” (I can’t understand what he says over all the rude reporters yelling)

President Trump keeps trying to speak over the chaos, “and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people THAT WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. You had people in that group, excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them a very very important statue and then a renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

The press continues to be rude and yell. I hear Fake New Acosta’s voice having a conniption fit as usual. Acosta says something about George Washington and is mocking the fact that President Trump mentioned that the Washington statues and monument will be next.

Then President Trump says “George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington as slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down? Excuse me.” He keeps being interrupted by yelling from reporters that as I mentioned before are incredibly rude and disrespectful. “Are we going to take down? Are we going to take down statues of George [Washington]?” As he’s interrupted AGAIN!

“How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? Do you like him? Ok good. Are we going to take down his statues because he was a major slave owner. Now are we going to take down his statue?” At this point, I’ve never seen President Trump so frustrated, and rightfully so. He’s been treated with disgusting disrespect by these idiot reporters who do not care at all about infrastructure. They only care about catching President Trump sounding like a white supremacist so that they can further their racist narrative about him and furth divide the country.

Why? Clicks, views, ratings. MONEY and to continue to delegitimize his presidency because they want to be right about him not being a successful president.

“You know what? It’s fine. You are changing history, you are changing culture. And you had people, and I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT NEO-NAZIS, AND THE WHITE NATIONALISTS, because they should be CONDEMNED TOTALLY. But you had many people in that group, other than neo-nazis and white nationalists. OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had trouble makers, and you see them come in with the black outfits, with the helmets, with the baseball bats,…you had a lot of bad, you had a lot of bad people in the other group too.”

Then a really STUPID REPORTER THAT APPARENTLY HAS SELECTIVE HEARING AND CAN NOT UNDERSTAND PLAIN ENGLISH, ask him if he was saying that the press was treating “white nationalists” unfairly.

(No lady. That is not what he said at all and he’s said what he said a million times. Seriously, I could not deal with this press. I would literally go nuts.)

President Trump responds to her idiotic question, “NO, NO. There were people in that rally, and I looked the night before, there were people protesting, very quietly, the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were also some bad ones.”

(Yes there were. They were some disgusting chants and they have since been back. But their protest looked so staged.)

President Trump continues,”The following day it looked like they had some rough bad people. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know… i don’t know if you know? They had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit. So I only tell you this, that there are two sides to a story… I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country….A HORRIBLE MOMENT. But there are two sides,… Does anyone, does anybody have a final?” He then points at a reporter and says, “You have an infrastructure question.”

He is asked about infrastructure and answers.

Then he is asked if he has talked to the family of the victim of the car attack? He says, “No I will be reaching out. I will be reaching out, I was very,… I thought the statement put out, the mother’s statement was a beautiful statement. It was something that I really appreciated. I thought it was terrific. Really under the kind of stress that she’s under and the heartache that she’s under,… I thought that putting out that statement, to me was really something I won’t forget. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Thank you.”

WOW! Well I was not aware of the fine people that participated in the Friday night protest, however I didn’t watch the live streams of that. I only read bias news. So there very well could have been peaceful non racists there, just as there was on Saturday.

I do know that the media chopped this presser up and made it sound like he only said there was “very fine people” on the alt-right. When he never said that. He said there was disgusting alt-rights and alt-lefts, and there were also very fine people on both sides.

I do not remember the media reporting about the “very fine people from BOTH SIDES”. But yes that’s what he said and that is also what I saw when watching live streams that day and since I’ve gone back and watch many other videos. I’ve included my youtube playlist on Charlottesville at the end of this blog post. So you can go see what I’ve seen as well.

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At a rally that President Trump had in Phoenix Az, on August 22, 2018, he defends his comments on Charlottesville violence. You can listen at about 10:40. I’ve transcribed those comments for you below.

https://youtu.be/gxwe16H2g9U

FULL SPEECH – PHOENIX RALLY: Trump Defends Charlottesville Remarks, Bashes Media, Talks Arpaio (FNN)

President Trump says, “It’s time for us all to remember, that we are all on the same team. We are all Americans. And we all believe right now in America First! And it’s happening, and it’s happening fast. I see all of those red hats and white hats. It’s all happening very fast. It’s called MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. You see what’s going on.” Crowd is going crazy! They love it!

“It’s coming back very fast! We want EVERY CHILD TO SUCCEED. EVERY COMMUNITY TO PROSPER. AND EVERY STRUGGLING AMERICAN TO HAVE A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE….What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America. And tonight this entire arena stands united, in forceful condemnation of the thugs who perpetuate hatred and violence.” The crowd erupts in cheers!

(Now unless you are labeling a certain group or race as thugs, what the president said here, is that he is condemning ALL THUGS THAT PERPETUATE HATRED AND VIOLENCE. So that means anyone that participated in violence and hatred is being condemned by him, and that would also imply “many sides”. There is no label here, except that of which he stated.)

“But the very dishonest media,”

(And they are very dishonest, I assure you!)

“Those people right up there with all of the cameras.” As he points to the back of the arena and the crowd boos, not at him but for the dishonest media. And then he starts to pull out the piece of paper that he had his previous speech on Charlottesville written, and then turns around to the crowd in back of him as they erupt again in cheers.

He stands back with his hands on the podium with a big smile on his face, as the crowd chants, Trump, Trump, Trump. “So the… and I mean truly dishonest people…in the media and the fake media. They make up stories, that have no sources in many cases. They say a source says and there is no such thing. But they don’t report the facts. Just like they don’t want to report, that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence. And strongly condemned the neo-nazis, the white supremacists and the KKK. I openly called for unity, healing and love. And they know it.” He gestures toward the back of the arena, meaning the media. “Because they were all there.”

“So what I did….” As he goes for the piece of paper again in his suit jacket and shows it to the crowd. “So what I did. I thought, I’d take just a second and I’m really doing this, more than anything else, because you know where my heart is,” as he puts his right hand on his heart. “Ok. I’m really doing this to show you how damn dishonest these people are. So here is my first statement, when I heard about Charlottesville. And I have a home in Charlottesville. A lot of people don’t know. Here’s the first… I can’t believe they haven’t figured that one out yet. Now they know.” He gestures to the fake propaganda media again. “Now they finally know. But just, I don’t want to bore you with this. But it shows you how dishonest they are. And most of you know this already. So here’s what I said, really fast, here’s what I said on Saturday.”

He starts to read from the piece of paper. “We are closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, VA. This is me speaking. WE CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS THIS EGREGIOUS DISPLAY OF HATRED, BIGOTRY, and VIOLENCE. That’s me speaking on Saturday. Right after the event.” He shrugs. “So I’m condemning in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence. Ok. I think I can’t do much better right? But they didn’t want to put this on. They had it on initially, but then when they talk,… he didn’t say it fast enough. He didn’t do it on time. Why did it take a day? He must be a racist. It took a day.”

(Well later when reporting on this rally, the propaganda media freaked out again, because the president left out the part about “many sides.” I still don’t understand this. THERE WERE MANY SIDES AND THERE WERE MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS PARTICIPATING IN VIOLENCE!)

Do you need me to list them?

There was violence coming from both the alt-right AND ON THE ALT-LEFT!

THIS IS THE TRUTH.

But the media just can’t handle that their communist friends the Antifa ARE A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AND NO BETTER THAN WHITE SUPREMACIST OR NEO-NAZIS!!!!

THAT’S A FACT JACK!!!

Excuse me but, I get very frustrated over the media misreporting things and then leftists telling me that when I say that, I’m just a sheeple Trump supporter that doesn’t know what I’m talking about. I do know, because I witness it every day. I am paying very close attention.

(Ok, back to the transcription…)

The President continues, “Dishonest people.” As the crowd boos at the fake propaganda media. “So here is, here is me…I hope there are showing how many people are in this room…but they won’t. They don’t even do that. The only time they show the crowds, is when there is a disrupter. Or an anarchist in the room. I call them anarchists. Because believe me we have a lot of anarchists. We don’t want to talk about the anarchists.”

He glances back down to read from his paper. “It has no place in America. I’m talking about hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration, of law and order and the protection of innocent lives. NO CITIZEN should ever fear for their safety and security, in our society and NO CHILD should ever be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time. This is me speaking.” The crowd goes wild in cheers. “Here’s further, this is on Saturday, the first one. I DID THIS THREE TIMES!”

He continues to read, “ We have to come TOGETHER as AMERICANS, with love for the nation, true affection, and really I say this so strongly…. TRUE AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER. I didn’t say true affection for you and you. I said true affection for each other, all of us. All of us. [x3] But they don’t report it. They don’t. They just let it go. Above all else we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party,…we are all Americans first. We love our country. We love our God and we love our flag.” He then shrugs to the crowd as they explode again with cheers. Then they begin to chant “USA, USA, USA.”

President Trump goes back to the paper, “Then I went on,… this is my first statement. And they said, remember they said, well he wasn’t specific enough. Why wasn’t he more specific? So on my second statement I got really specific. And they said, why didn’t he do it faster? I-I-I’m telling you folks, look, look, I know,” as he points to the fake media again, “I know these people, probably better than anybody. And a lot of people have a problem with them, because look…what happens with them, if they are doing a story about me… I know if it’s honest or false. If you are reading a story about somebody, you assume it’s honest. Because it’s like the ‘failing New York Times’, which is like so bad. Or The Washington Post, which I call a lobbying tool for Amazon. Ok that’s a lobbying tool for Amazon. Or CNN which is so bad and so pathetic and their ratings are going down.”

The crowd erupts again with boos for CNN. “Right?”

Then the crowd chants “CNN SUCKS!”

President Trump goes on to give the media a very hard time. Rightfully so, because it’s like they get worse and worse as his term goes on. If you haven’t noticed their credibility declining, I urge you to start paying better attention. It will only take a few days for you to notice if you do start to look for it. I noticed right away and I didn’t need the president to point it out to me.

They give him the most negative coverage ever. They turn even the good bipartisan things he does into bad. It’s really unfair to the American people. It’s very manipulative, and cruel to us. But that’s a blog for another day.

As you can see by these 4 transcribed appearances by President Trump, he did condemn all the violence that happened in Charlottesville, the day it happened. He just didn’t say the exact words that the media wanted to hear.

The thing is, he will never talk the way they want him to speak. He’s his own entity. We aren’t going to change him. We just need to learn how to understand him better, and shut out the negative, edited, bias media.

I hope all the transcribing I did on the president’s words helps you to better understand what he was saying and helps expose the fake narrative that the media pushed and continues to push.

I have also compiled more evidence of the very suspicious events that happened that day, so that you can see how the violence seemed planned.

Please continue to read and watch the videos I’ve provided. Thank you for reading!

(All the videos I’ve watched on YouTube about Charlottesville)

My Charlottesville YouTube PlayList:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQHhDIQQaCp46UxlPLX_1EHcDy1fH_oLE

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More About Unite The Right in Charlottesville

We continue to wonder what exactly happened that dark day in Charlottesville, on August 12, 2017 at the Unite The Right Rally.

Things still don’t make sense.

Since we’ve heard very little about the driver of the Challenger that hit many people that day, including the lady that died. (Heather Heyer whom only suffered leg injuries, but still devastatingly died of a heart attack.)

We’ve heard little about how the law enforcement helicopter crashed, and why, killing two Virginia State Troopers. The media initially blamed the white supremacists at the rally even though they were far away from the crash site.

The media continues to push their race war narrative. They push their story about how the President didn’t condemn the violence from the alt-right, and he didn’t condemn the violence fast enough, even though he condemned it the same day it happened.

They continue to try and make everyone believe that the country is filled with Nazis and white supremacists that the President supports. This is all very untrue.

The next few articles and videos are more evidence that the media is playing us all. Pulling the wool over our eyes to fuel our hatred, divisions and push the identity politics of the Leftist agenda.

I urge you to spend the time to read and watch all that I’ve provided as proof that this sad day was not only planned to unfold as it did, but the way it has been reported was unfair, misleading and untrue.

But before you finish viewing this blog post you should also see my previous blog regarding Charlottesville. After reading this blog you should read the transcriptions of all the statements that President Trump made regarding Charlottesville.

Limbaugh Pushes Charlottesville Conspiracy: ‘Clintons and Obamas’ Possibly ‘Very Much Involved’

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/949732-limbaugh-pushes-charlottesville-conspiracy-clintons-obamas-possibly-much-involved/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Owned&utm_term=ijamerica&utm_campaign=ods&utm_content=Politics

While Limbaugh failed to offer proof to back up the “possibility,” he said the “Democrat apparatus” got “exactly that which was hoped for and sought”:

“None of this was spontaneous,” he said, as he contrasted the difference between how the “drive-by media,” wants people to view the opposing sides in Charlottesville:

“…what happened Saturday was just a bunch of skinhead, Nazi, white supremacist, Klansmen showed up in Charlottesville, Virginia. And just because they showed up, they’re reprehensible; they’re reprobates they’re creeps, they’re human debris, they’re scum, we gotta get rid of them.”

As opposed to Antifa and other left-wing counter-protesters:

“…spontaneously, a bunch of gentle, non-violent, freedom-loving, anti-racist […] great Americans showed up to stop them. And the Nazis and the Klan and the white supremacists, they just mowed these poor people down, they just rolled all over them, and they killed one of them […] that’s what they want you to believe happened […].”

“There was nothing innocent about the opposition,” he said. “The result achieved here is exactly that which was hoped for and sought.”

Limbaugh said “organizers” want people to believe the clash was “rooted in hatred and bigotry,” because that’s “how they attract a crowd.” But, he added, “the objectives are far, far, far more reaching than just erasing the vestiges of slavery.”

The American people are being fed a script, he said, “and the American president fell right into it.”

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***Disclaimer of very harsh language in the next video***

(I’m sorry, for the profanity in this video, but it’s extremely important to see these guys and gals. They are part of the “very fine people that President Trump spoke of that were protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.”

These people are very charged up with adrenaline as they had to defend themselves against Antifa. I believe that is why they are using such language.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFiRVnfWsn8&feature=youtu.be

Patriots in Charlottesville Speak out

Patriots in Charlottesville Speak out.

(These are the “very fine people.”)

These guys are NOT Nazis.

These guys are NOT white nationalists.

These guys are NOT racist.

Just good honest hard working folks.

They explain why they came to Charlottesville, and it was not for violence. They wanted to tell the far left communists and the far right Nazis that they don’t agree with them, but they will defend their right to free speech. They believe in their Constitutional right to speak, without the fear of violence. They also explain how the police stood down and they were not there to hold up the constitution or differ violence. They call out the media for not reporting on the event correctly and truthfully. They talk about being assaulted by Antifa and of all the weapons, bottles of urine and acid, pepper spray, bricks, sticks and more, that Antifa brought to the rally and used against those whom they had labeled as opposition. But the cops just stood by and watched. The cops told them to leave or they would be arrested, but to leave they had to pass through Antifa.

They explain how they came to protest the tearing down of the statue, and not to start any trouble. They love America, the Constitution, and peaceful protesting. They don’t agree with the white nationalists or the communist Antifa. They were only trying to defend themselves from the violent people that came after them, they did not start violence or want to participate in it.

They point out how this racist narrative is fake and the left is using it to distract us, to divide and conquer us. They speak of how they are being demonized and they aren’t bad people. They don’t believe in sanitizing history, because you will repeat it.

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Richard Spencer (alt right) pleads with riot police in Charlottesville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVyOJ9NOmjc&feature=youtu.be

Unite The Right: state police declare the permitted rally (upheld by a federal court) an ‘unlawful assembly’. Press conference 8/14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPZ1A… — Faith Goldy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UpF8…The System Revealed: Antifa, Virginia Politicians And Police Work Together To Shut Down #UniteTheRight: http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-sys…

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Viral Rant: African American Man Warns Division Is Being Manufactured – Charles Patrick

http://dennismichaellynch.com/viral-rant-african-american-man-warns-division-manufactured/

Decorated military veteran Charles Patrick of Georgia, a conservative internet talk show host and supporter of President Trump, went on a Facebook Live video rant Friday that has gone viral.

Regarding the massive protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, Patrick shared an unconfirmed report from a friend in Charlottesville who told him she witnessed six charter buses lined up, bumper to bumper, as protesters arriving from out-of-town were transported in. Reportedly, the witness told him some people got off the bus wearing KKK shirts, and some were wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

Patrick maintained “something is up,” or why would the KKK and the BLM ride on the same charter buses?

https://youtu.be/WKPxEVmLtkw

See video

He went on, saying, “Something is going on,” and said you see black and white people getting along just fine in normal life. “Go to the malls, go to the stores in the area, you see black and white folks very cordial and nice to each other. Somebody is trying to make ya’ll divide.”

“I don’t like Democrats, that is true, but I don’t hate them,” he said. “We don’t bust each other in the head – we’ll have a drink together,” he added.

Patrick said, “They’re trying to make you all think America is a certain way when it’s not. Who is selling this, and why are you buying it?”

In responding to the violence in Charlottesville Saturday, August 12, including a vehicle attack that killed one woman and injured many others, authorities stated they believed many protesters came in from other areas in order to protest.

Patrick also made several comments on Twitter this week, over the sudden move by the left to yank down confederate statues all across the nation. He asked, “They had a Democrat president for the last 8 years. How many confederate statues were removed? Why is it so important right now?”

“How does a minority group control a majority group? Answer: With divide and conquer,” he asked on Thursday.

“Black women are aborting babies at an astonishing rate compared to any other culture in America & you all are Marching about statues,” Patrick tweeted Wednesday, then added, “Destroying all the Confederate flags & monuments will NOT change the murder rate of BLACKS in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit etc..”

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Heather Heyer’s mom tells NBC News that her daughter didn’t suffer. She died of a heart attack at the scene. She was revived shortly and then died.

https://youtu.be/JrRxXxJoraI

https://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/1028340803735

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The Official Story in Charlottesville Isn’t Adding Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqn4dVfcifo&list=PLQHhDIQQaCp46UxlPLX_1EHcDy1fH_oLE&index=17&t=14s

The helicopter crash has been lumped with the car crashing into protesters and all called a terrorist act, and it’s gets stranger.

Sources:

Helicopter Crash: https://youtu.be/sVrkgXYa4McFalse Flag Article: http://archive.is/evoPj4chan: http://archive.is/5bUlxJames Alex Fields Pics: http://archive.is/eWBHiArrested: http://archive.is/7lfx5Car Registration: http://archive.is/KPUaOSupport:

https://www.patreon.com/GrizzlyHemlock

Richard Spencer (alt right) pleads with riot police in Charlottesville

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZVyOJ9NOmjc

Patriots in Charlottesville Speak out

https://youtu.be/rFiRVnfWsn8

Bombshell: Leader of C’ville White Supremacist Protest True ID Revealed

http://conservativetribune.com/leader-of-white-supremacist-id/

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Black YouTuber Puts Media’s ‘Fake Racial War’ on Blast: ‘The President Was Absolutely Correct’

https://youtu.be/4S2TZOdXAtQ

I Don’t Care About Charlottesville, the KKK, or White Supremacy

Black people have scarier things on the horizon than the almost endangered species of white supremacy.

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Confederate Supporter Has to Be Escorted From Protesters — No One Expected Cop to Turn Around and Say This

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/08/950694-confederate-supporter-escorted-protesters-no-one-expected-cop-turn-around-say/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Owned&utm_term=ijamerica&utm_campaign=ods&utm_content=Politics

A crowd of angry protesters surrounded and shouted down an armed man holding a Confederate flag near a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday.

In a video from the Associated Press, the protesters are seen putting middle fingers in the man’s face and screaming things like, “terrorist go home!” and, “racist go home.”

(The hate that comes from the left is appalling. They have become just what they claim to hate. This man was doing nothing wrong. His views are besides the point. No one has any right to get in his face like these protesters did, and treat him this way. The police should have been escorting them all away, not him. We live in a free country, and he’s free to believe what he wants as long as he’s not hurting anyone else. The same can be said for the protestors, however they were obviously looking to start a fight.)

https://youtu.be/BqXWhG6IZ50

Eventually, two uniformed police officers show up to escort the man from the site to prevent violence from breaking out, especially after the racially charged violence in Charlottesville the weekend prior.

As officers put the Confederate supporter into a police cruiser, some of the angry protesters continued to shout at him.

“We’re doing what you asked,” one of the officers snapped at one of the protesters.

The unidentified protester couldn’t resist getting one more line in while she recorded video with her phone: “Can’t walk out of the park by yourself, huh?” she said. “So proud and brave.”

The fed-up officer then turned around and shot back, “You want another day like Saturday, don’t you? You should be ashamed of yourself.”

“That blood is on your hands, not mine,” the protester responded.

“No, it’s not,” the cop said before walking away.

(It’s not on law enforcement’s hands, because they were following orders from someone higher up, to “Stand Down.”)

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Chaos erupts in Charlottesville AGAIN when city can’t answer ONE question

https://www.allenbwest.com/2017/08/23/chaos-erupts-charlottesville-city-cant-answer-one-question/

Sadly, while the sides battled each other for control of the narrative, one detail was being overlooked by almost everyone. How was the violence allowed to get out of hand in the first place? After all, there were plenty of police on hand during the rally. How did they fail to maintain order?

While the media largely ignored this question, residents of Charlottesville wanted answers. In the first city council meeting since the tragedy, local residents showed up to voice their disapproval with the lack of police action.

Outraged members of the public assailed the council and the mayor with accusations and pointed questions about how the fatal attack was permitted to happen. Many called for the resignation of Mayor Mike Signer, who called for the council meeting to be temporarily suspended.

Resident expressed outrage that the council seemed unwilling to provide an explanation:

“Why did you think that you could walk in here and do business as usual after what happened on the 12th?” community activist Nikuyah Walker said.

“Who’s streets? Our streets?!” they chanted. At one point two protesters held up a large sign that read “blood on your hands” while standing on top of the council desks.

Three people were arrested for speaking out:

“You just dragged out three people,” the man continued, “because they were expressing their freedom of speech.”

The three people were charged with disorderly conduct or obstruction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHOvTlBt0Bk&feature=youtu.be

Perhaps even more shocking, the meeting appeared to bring people from both sides of the spectrum together to demand answers. Authorities in Charlottesville have largely attempted to remain silent, yet there’s no doubt they share in some of the blame for the way events unfolded.

Instead of providing answers to residents of their community, authorities in Charlottesville allowed the meeting to descend into chaos. Evidently, they still haven’t learned their lesson.

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White Nationalists Return To Charlottesville With Lit Torches (Video) October 7, 2017 For only 10 minutes?

http://dennismichaellynch.com/white-nationalists-return-charlottesville-lit-torches-video/

White nationalist leader Richard Spencer held a torch-lit rally around the Robert. E. Lee statue in downtown Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, months after a similar rally lead to a violent clash between his group and far-left groups. The violence led to the death of a woman.

Holding lit tiki torches, approximately 50 white nationalists surrounded the statue, which is covered with a tarp, chanting “you will not replace us” and “we will be back”. The rally lasted approximately ten minutes, NBC 29 reported. Officials said there was no violence at the event.

There are pending legal challenges to a court order blocking removal of the monument. Thus, Spencer said that Charlottesville would be seeing more rallies in the future.

“We came, we triggered, we left,” Spencer said in a video he posted on Twitter. “We did an in and out flash mob. We came in peace tonight. It was a great success, and we’re going to do it again.”

Charlottesville mayor Mark Signer was clearly not happy to see the white nationalists return to his town for the fourth time this year. He suggested in a Twitter post that the city was looking into options for putting an end to future events.

Around an hour after the group left the park, Spencer tweeted to Signer,”It was great to be back in C’ville. We can catch up next time we’re in town.”

Spencer says Charlottesville has become symbolic for the oppression of speech and that the people of Charlottesville are going to have to get used to the group’s presence.

Meanwhile, police shut down a nearby Black Lives Matter protest.

(It sounds like it’s become something of a game instead of an exercising of rights. Smdh They are just doing it to prove that they can and daring someone to stop them. They want the reaction. Just ignore them and they will slither back into the hole they crawled from.)

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BUSTED: CNN’s fake news lie about Charlottesville mom

https://www.allenwest.com/2017/08/15/cnn-busted-charlottesville-lie/

For the media, selective reporting is key to the fake news agenda.

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, many in the media began clamoring for Trump to disavow these far-right groups. Nevermind that popular leftists like Bernie Sanders are never made to answer for Antifa, Trump is somehow responsible for the actions of fringe groups. Even when Trump did issue a statement, the media reacted with predictable disdain. When it comes to Trump, nothing is ever good enough.

Eventually, Trump issued yet another statement, this time specifically condemning far-right extremist groups.

Never satisfied, the media began finding other ways to attack Trump. However, CNN took things a step too far, attacking the president for the condolences he offered to one of the victims. Shortly after, the network got busted once again for publishing a misleading story.

From Breitbart:

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, released a statement on Monday thanking President Trump for kind words condemning violence and giving his condolences to the victims of the Charlottesville incident over the weekend. Heather Heyer passed away after a man drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past Saturday.

Bro said in a statement, “Thank you, President Trump, for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred. My condolences, also, to their grieving families of the two state troopers and quick recovery for those injured.”

However, CNN was running with a different narrative:

Meanwhile, CNN alleged that Susan Bro was no fan of President Trump and would not want his condolences, citing one of Bro’s friends.

Bro’s friend, Marisa Blair, said on CNN, “Heather would not want his condolences. She would not want him to speak her name.”

CNN’s story didn’t go unnoticed by Trump:

President Donald Trump attacked CNN’s fake news reporting on Monday, charging that the media will never be satisfied with his remarks to the victims of violence.

“Once again, CNN was caught selectively covering the story that fit their narrative. Instead of going straight to the source, the network published quotes from alternative sources. Predictably, their reporting was quickly contradicted by the victim’s actual family. So much for the most trusted name in news.”

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Only days later, August 18, 2017, CNN had the mother of Heather Heyer on for an interview and she had changed her tune about President Trump. Isn’t funny how she changes her mind about him with a snap of the fingers? I find that extremely suspicious.

Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won’t speak with Trump

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/heather-heyer-susan-bro-donald-trump/index.html

(CNN) The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the President because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists.

“I’m not talking to the President now,” Susan Bro said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I’m sorry. After what he said about my child, and it’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. (Heather) Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists.”

(This is the narrative the media pushes, and it’s very untrue. The president said that he condemned violence from both sides and he also said there were very fine people on both sides. The ones that weren’t involved with the violence were the fine people, which would include Heather. But the edits that the media was using of President Trump’s comments were misrepresented.)

See all of President Trump’s comments that were made here.

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Analyzing Charlottesville’s Zapruder Film: the Ford Fischer LiveStream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePsK0dpyu4g

1. He films the murder vehicle (a Dodge Challenger) on Water Street 7 minutes before the attack.

2. He films the maroon van involved in the incident 5 minutes before the attack. It is already at the intersection of 4th and Water. Ford’s video shows that it does not move in the intervening 5 minutes, despite being able to. Nobody appears to be in the front seat.

3. Ford abandons the protest and the neo-Nazis he claims to be following and waits on 5th and Main St for 3 minutes before reacting to the attack. Why is he waiting?

We need to look at Ford Fischer and his video very closely. Some questions to consider:

Did Ford Fischer know about the attack before it happened?

Was Ford Fischer using his livestream to signal vehicle locations to people watching it?

Who were the other ‘reporters’ waiting with Fischer by the green awning?

Why were Police in the parking garage but not at the protest?

Prior video on Charlottesville: https://youtu.be/KHwtxQy-3dk

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What the media won’t tell you about the Charlottesville accident

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrRxXxJoraI&feature=youtu.be

Commentary on the crash and other unanswered questions about the horrific events of October 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Charlottesville: Violence in the Streets | Faith Goldy and Stefan Molyneux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UpF8H1Zjcw

Faith Goldy Explains Her First Hand Accounts of the Events in Charlottesville

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Faith Goldy – Update on Unite The Right rally, on the ground in Charlottesville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7g85VejT0c&t=14s

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(All the videos I’ve watched on YouTube about Charlottesville)

My Charlottesville YouTube PlayList:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQHhDIQQaCp46UxlPLX_1EHcDy1fH_oLE

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Related Links:

Bombshell: Leader of C’ville White Supremacist Protest True ID Revealed

https://conservativetribune.com/leader-of-white-supremacist-id/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=ConservativeTribune&utm_content=2017-08-17&utm_campaign=manualpost

Thanks to some internet sleuths who discovered that Kessler is — get this — a former liberal.

There are a ton of his tweets and he’s very liberal. Many were deleted when he “turned white supremacists.”)

Anti-gun, pro-Iran deal, loved Obama, hated nukes. The score at halftime is Liberal Kessler 4, Conservative Kessler 0.

Speaking of love and hate… he seemed to really hate Republicans and at one point even compared them to Jeffrey Dahmer. See article for more.

Heather Heyer Died of a Heart Attack

http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2017/09/05/heather-heyer-died-of-a-heart-attack/

Heather Heyer is not the woman in the teal looking shirt who is hurled over the grey car when James Fields Jr. crashed into it. The Antifa medic who performed CPR on Heather Heyer said she had a leg wound. She seems to have died of heart failure though.

[Serious] What was on Heather Heyer’s Autopsy Report? serious replies only

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6tr4e9/serious_what_was_on_heather_heyers_autopsy_report/

WAKE UP, people! Alt-Left and Alt-Right are run by the same forces… the goal is “divide and conquer”

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-16-wake-up-people-alt-left-and-alt-right-are-run-by-the-same-forces-the-goal-is-divide-and-conquer.html

How to Escape the Democrat Plantation (an easy guide).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILQXW2Ob1PU&index=2&list=RD4S2TZOdXAtQ

Everything Malcolm X would want you to know in 2017.

Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/formally-recognize-antifa-terrorist-organization-0

Virginia Board of Education member resigns after vulgar tweets surface

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/12/01/virginia-board-of-education-member-resigns-after-vulgar-tweets-surface/?utm_term=.99a3c78ba25f

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE SUPREMACISTS CHASED OUT OF COURT BY PROTESTERS

http://www.newsweek.com/white-supremacists-charlottesville-rally-chased-out-courthouse-protesters-685236

Unpacking The Racism In Charlottesville

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/unpacking-the-racism-in-charlottesville

Leaks are BAD! M’Kay?

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On Friday August 4, 2017 Attorney General Sessions announced that there will now be a HUGE initiative to crackdown on LEAKS

I love this guy! Finally someone is going to call a plumber! This Administration is drowning in leaks!

A.G. Jeff Sessions said, “the culture of leaking must stop.”

Since January, Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department has “more than tripled the number of active leak investigations, as compared to the number pending at the end of the Obama administration.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct0IZmDtEQM



Press briefing on the investigation into leaks of classified material

A.G. Sessions announces the DOJ’s plans to pursue the staggering amount of illegal leaks of classified information happening. Already 4 people have been charged. He warns all that are participating in leaks to beware, the DOJ and FBI are watching, so don’t do it. The press must think twice before printing these leaks because they are putting lives in danger, and hindering our country’s ability to have relationships with the rest of the world.


Why are leaks bad?

Not everyone seems to agree that leaks are bad. (Just ask Maxine Waters.)

THEY ARE BAD. 

There is a big difference between what we call “Whistleblowing” and “Leaking”.

“Whistleblowing” is only bad for the persons that are being told on. It exposes illegal behavior so that the corruption can stop.

A whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.


“Leaking” is a deliberate release of information, usually sensitive and/or classified meant to paint a person, persons or group/company/organization/government in a very bad light, with no real evidence or confirmation that something illegal actually happened, usually by anonymous sources or sources and information that can not be authentically confirmed.
(There isn’t much reason to leak good information, normally people just make that public anyway…)

Leaks don’t have to be completely true or true at all, and many times it’s half truths spun in a way to look very negative. They are usually classified information so they can’t be clarified and/or corrected, so the many who hear these leaks end up believing them as truth. (This is a form of “fake news”, ….half-truth classified leaks, that can’t be debunked, because the information can’t be talked about.)

Leaking is used as a weapon in politics, business, and journalism. Negative information gets much more attention than positive information, because most people feel better about themselves when they read, hear or see that someone else is doing worse off than they are.

Leaks are designed to imply negativity or the possibility of crimes, but with no  absolute evidence. More so than not there are no victims, it’s only an implication designed to erode confidence in the subject. This is why they work so well as a weapon in politics and business.

Leaking can be extremely dangerous when involving government confidentiality regarding war, undercover law enforcement, foreign policy and relationships, and other sensitive and confidential information.

The Importance of Stopping Leaks

Kellyanne Conway said finding leakers is easier than leakers think. She might be right.

“I think it’s easier to figure out who’s leaking than some of the leakers realize,” Conway said.

Step 1: Find a pool of suspects
Step 2: Shrink your pool using digital tools
Step 3: Subpoena and grab personal data
Step 4: Question and prosecute

(For more on this read here)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCJcW9VQk9k

Attorney Jay Sekulow provides EVIDENCE Obama set up coup against Trump

17 days before Barack Obama was to leave office on January 3, 2017, he set up the Trump administration for leaks by issuing Executive Order 12333, under section 2.3 specifically, also approved by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and the National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

Obama’s order expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted communications, including phone calls, with 16 other government intelligence agencies, greatly compounding the likelihood of future leaks from a much greater number of Obama loyalists still working in the Trump administration.

President Trump must revise Executive Order 12333, remove Obama’s loyalists from all government agencies and absolutely prosecute all White House leakers for espionage.

This change in the handling of classified information has created a shadow intelligence agency also known as “the deep state”. It is a soft coup to undermine the electoral vote and will of the American people. Until these issues are addressed and the holdovers are cleared, the leaks will continue, because there are too many people with there hands in the classified information cookie jar who do not support our president.

 

 

The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump… February 17, 2017

Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.

First, as the New York Times reported that in its final days, the Obama Administration expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communication with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying any privacy protections.

Second, the new rules, which were issued in an unclassified document, entitled Procedures for the Availability or Dissemination of Raw Signals Intelligence Information by the National Security Agency (NSA), significantly relaxed longstanding limits on what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.

These operations are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. Surveillances include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls, and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.

The changes initiated by the Obama Administration in its waning days empowered far more agents and officials to search through raw intelligence data. As a direct consequence of the change in policy, it appears that the prospect of intel leaks grew exponentially.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed the new rules permitting the NSA to disseminate raw signals intelligence information on January 3, 2017 after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper signed them on December 15, 2016. (read more)

The dates here are key, because it was after the 2016 election when DNI James Clapper was reported to be recommending the removal of NSA head, Admiral Michael Rogers:

[November 19th, 2016] (Reuters) The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month. (read more)

  • The election was Tuesday, November 8th.
  • Admiral Michael Rogers had a visit with President Trump on Friday, November 11th.
  • According to the Executive Order rule changes DNI James Clapper signed off on December 15th.
  • General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th
  • Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
  • Jan 3rd 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
  • Jan 12th 2017 – WaPo reports On Phone Calls Anonymous Intel Sources
  • Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
  • Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
  • Jan 23rd 2017 – FBI reports nothing unlawful in content of Flynn call
  • Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
  • Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.

Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump

April 19, 2017, 12:04 am
This is the open scandal that Congress should investigate.

An article in the Guardian in April provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s.

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump.

A supporter of the American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War, Brennan brought into the CIA a raft of subversives and gave them plum positions from which to gather and leak political espionage on Trump.

The Guardian story is written in a style designed to flatter its sources (they are cast as high-minded whistleblowers), but the upshot of it is devastating for them, nonetheless, and explains why all the criminal leaks against Trump first originated in the British press. According to the story, Brennan got his anti-Trump tips primarily from British spies but also Estonian spies and others. The story confirms that the seed of the espionage into Trump was planted by Estonia. The BBC’s Paul Wood reported last year that the intelligence agency of an unnamed Baltic State had tipped Brennan off in April 2016 to a conversation purporting to show that the Kremlin was funneling cash into the Trump campaign.

Any other CIA director would have disregarded such a flaky tip, recognizing that Estonia was eager to see Trump lose (its officials had bought into Hillary’s propaganda that Trump was going to pull out of NATO and leave Baltic countries exposed to Putin). But Brennan opportunistically seized on it, as he later that summer seized on the half-baked intelligence of British spy agencies (also full of officials who wanted to see Trump lose).

British spy head Robert Hannigan “passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan.” To ensure that these flaky tips leaked out, Brennan disseminated them on Capitol Hill. It then turned up on the front page of the New York Times.

All of this took place at the very moment Brennan was auditioning for Hillary. He desperately wanted to keep his job and despised Trump for his alleged “Muslim ban,” a matter near and dear to Brennan’s heart. Not only was he an apologist for the Muslim Brotherhood, but Brennan’s Islamophilia dated to his days in college, when he spent a year in Cairo learning Arabic and taking courses in Middle Eastern studies and later he got a graduate degree with an emphasis in Middle Eastern studies.

Out of this Islamophilia came a special dislike of Michael Flynn, who had planned to rip up the Obama-era “reset” with Muslim countries. Furious with Flynn for his apostasy from political correctness, Brennan and other Obama aides couldn’t resist the temptation to take him out after rifling through transcripts of his calls with the Russian ambassador. They caught him in a lie to Mike Pence and made sure the press knew about it.

Leak Leak Leak. That was one of the very first substantially damaging leaks that came out of the Trump Administration. It is still a “go to” talking point I see often from liberals, democrats, and Trump Haters that are clinging to the Russian/Trump Collusion story.

Former U.N. Amb. Power Unmasked ‘Hundreds,’ Despite Not Being Intel Official

Nunes disclosed in his letter that the former Obama administration had “easy access” to sensitive classified information and that they may have used it to “achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information.”

Congressional investigators uncovered that “one official [whose] position has no apparent intelligence-related function”—now believed to be Power—”made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration.”

Little justification was provided for the request of this sensitive classified information, which government insiders described as outside the purview of a U.N. ambassador.
One official noted that the amount of unmasking from someone in a position that really had no need for unmasking of raw intel was in and of itself disturbing.

“Asking for an unmasking is rare at the [National Security Council] or the State Department. It is frankly shocking that anyone would be asking for dozens, and if there are really hundreds it is indefensible,” said the former official. “It does make me wonder why [National Security Agency] didn’t stop her [Power], by questioning this practice and getting the head of NSA to raise it with the president or the national security adviser.”
Ben Rhodes has also been identified as a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation by lawmakers.

“The [intelligence] committee also understands that Obama-era officials sought the identification of Trump transition officials within intelligence reports,” according to Nunes’s letter. “However, there was no meaningful explanations offered by these officials as to why they needed or how the would use this U.S. personal information, and thus, the committee is left with the impression that these officials may have used this information for improper purposes, including the possibility of leaking.”

“More pointedly,” the letter states, “some of the requests for unminimized U.S. person information were followed by anonymous leaks of those names to the media.”

The current climate of leaks is creating even more hostility and divisions within our country. It’s possibly putting people’s lives at risk, (by exposing under cover investigations and making those involved vulnerable.) But most importantly it is negatively affecting our country’s ability to make better and more fair trade deals, and share/receive important classified information with other world leaders regarding national security.

 

A letter from H.R. McMaster said Susan Rice will keep her top-secret security clearance

Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice was unmasking members of President Trump’s team and other Americans, Trump’s own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, sent an official letter giving her unfettered and continuing access to classified information and waiving her “need-to-know” requirement on anything she viewed or received during her tenure.

This action by McMasters, amongst many other shady and questionable actions by the General lead me to believe that he does not have our President’s best interest in mind. President Trump doesn’t seem to agree with me yet. He issued a statement today conveying his support for General McMaster.

However, he did the same just before he fired Michael Flynn, Jim Comey, Anthony Scaramucci, Rience Priebus and I think he did the same just before Sean Spicer resigned. So, I hope this is just more of the same.

What is the plan moving forward?

Sessions Claims DOJ Is Reviewing Policy for Subpoenaing Media, Say Government, Congress Must Do Better

Sessions then detailed the steps he took to crack down on the leaking.

First, he pointed to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and the FBI Director to “monitor the progress of each leak.”

He also “appointed our U.S. Attorneys to prioritize cases involving unauthorized disclosures.”

From there, the attorney general claimed that he has “tripled the number of active leak investigations.”

He continued, “In response, the FBI has increased sources to leak cases and has created a new counterintelligence unit to manage these cases appeared simultaneously, this department is reviewing policies that impact leak investigations.”

Sessions also said that the Justice Department would be reviewing its policies regarding the subpoenaing of media.

“We respect the important role of the press plays, and will give them respect,” Sessions said. “They cannot place lives at risk. We must balance the press’s role with protecting our national security with the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

Sessions ended by doubling down on the promise that the leaking will end.

“We will not allow anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country,” he said.

“All of us in government and in every agency in Congress, and Congress must do better. Their first requirement is personal discipline, education, and repetition within our departments and agencies will make a difference. Prevention is what is required, and investigation of a leak is too late, really. The damage is done.”

YES! Unfortunately the damage is done. Preventative procedures can only help further damage.

How are/were leaks being used as weapons against the Trump Administration
BOMBSHELL revelations show how Obama “WEAPONIZED” intel against Trump
May 28, 2017

Obama administration officials may have actually outdone Nixon in the dirty tricks department and actually “weaponized” intelligence agencies against American citizens including — Trump team members.

As the New York Post reports, “New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.

We now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.

The story concerns what’s known as “upstream” data collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, under which the NSA looks at the content of electronic communication. Upstream refers to intel scooped up about third parties: Person A sends Person B an e-mail mentioning Person C. Though Person C isn’t a party to the e-mail, his information will be scooped up and potentially used by the NSA.
Further, the number of NSA data searches about Americans mushroomed after Obama loosened rules for protecting such identities from government officials and thus the reporters they talk to.

A number of those searches were made from the White House, and included private citizens working for the Trump campaign, some of whose identities were leaked to the media. The revelations earned a stern rebuke from the ACLU and from civil-liberties champion Sen. Rand Paul.”

Apparently Sen. Rand Paul and the ACLU weren’t the only folks disturbed by US intel agencies being used for political purposes.

“The FISA court called it a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue” that NSA analysts — in violation of a 2011 rule change prohibiting officials from searching Americans’ information without a warrant — “had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”

On top of failing to disclose breaches, ballooning data searches, and violating the 2011 rule change for warrantless searches, there’s another minor little problem revealed during these testimonies. Remember that little dossier linking Trump to some Russia connection? Remember the giant uproar caused by the dossier and the ensuing MONTHS of accusations by liberals and Democrat politicians practically calling for President Trump to be tried for treason?

Well, as it turns out “Obama intelligence officials really had no good reason attaching a summary of a dossier on Trump to a highly classified Russia briefing they gave to Obama just weeks before Trump took office.” Or shall we say, they had a reason, but it was a no good reason, and one of those no good reasons was John Brennan.
Under congressional questioning Tuesday, Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan said the dossier did not “in any way” factor into the agency’s assessment that Russia interfered in the election. Why not? Because as Obama intel czar James Clapper earlier testified, “We could not corroborate the sourcing.”

But that didn’t stop Brennan in January from attaching its contents to the official report for the president. He also included the unverified allegations in the briefing he gave Hill Democrats.

In so doing, Brennan virtually guaranteed that it would be leaked, which it promptly was.
In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.
As it stands right now, Obama administration officials may have posed a far greater threat to the American election process than any outside entity. While fingers point at Donald Trump and his administration, it’s looking more and more like sleight of hand to divert our attention from the real shady dealings in the swamp. Trump needs to clean out every single Obama holdover, but for some reason, he’s taking his time.

So what the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about is that the Obama Administration, (and now their holdovers,) have used and are still using their relaxed rules and their vast unmasking powers to unmask names and then leak information that could possibly make, (and most likely will make,) President Trump and his people look bad.

Then instead of calling them what they are…. leakers, they have been painted as heroes and have called them whistleblowers with no evidence that anything illegal has taken place except the leaking of classified information itself.

The expanding of the amount of people who now have access to the unmasked data has assured that there will be an endless flow of leaks. Not only that, but they have proven to be strategically leaked to do the most possible damage to the Trump Administration.

Hopefully with the changes that the Trump Administration has made with staff and the crackdown by the DOJ on prosecution of leakers with get the problem under control.

 

Related Links and Other Information:

CIA issues statement on the release of its updated Executive Order 12333 procedures

http://intelligencecommunitynews.com/cia-issues-statement-on-the-release-of-its-updated-executive-order-12333-procedures/ January 18, 2017 by Loren Blinde

General Guidelines to further explain how these Attorney General Guidelines protect our national security and our civil liberties. These Guidelines become effective 18 March 2017, 60 days after signature by the Director of the CIA and the Attorney General.

The documents can be found on CIA.gov on the new Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties page.

Source: CIA

https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/privacy-and-civil-liberties/index.html

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA

If you are seeking to request records related to yourself or another individual, pursuant to the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act, please follow the instructions found here:

Additional Privacy and Civil Liberties Authorities and Resources:

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has taken it upon himself to eliminate the pro-Israel voices at the National Security Council, according to three West Wing and defense officials who spoke to Conservative Review (CR).

Look into DOJ slush fund

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More than 1 million jobs added since @POTUS took office. http://bit.ly/2ffker3

Resistance is Futile

Resistance is futile. It has come time to work together. Resisting is counterproductive! UNIFY

BorgTrump
“Borg Trump” represents unifying the country and a futile resistance in doing so. This photoshopped image is meant to be light hearted and humorous, not to represent any false ideas about President Trump being some sort of evil dictator. That is just ridiculous. Thanks for reading!

The democratic party wants to resist, resist, resist…. But then what? Resisting doesn’t make the problems that the world and our country is facing today go away. It actually makes our problems worse.

Instead of resisting how about we all work together and find solutions? 

Unify! 

Let’s talk about our differences and make compromises! 

Let’s try to understand each other 

instead of calling each other names and shutting down opposing speech. 

Let’s learn from our history 

instead of trying to erase it and regress back to segregating to our different safe spaces.

Let’s stop reacting to FALSE FEAR and take COMFORT IN FACTS. 

Let’s not believe everything we hear, 

but start researching answers, ideas etc.. and sharing them openly. 

Let’s stop pointing fingers at each other and assuming things about each other. 

Let’s stop blaming things; take responsibility and do better instead. 

Let’s finally put the results of the election behind us, for the good of our country, 

because dwelling on it isn’t help any of us.

The democratic party needs to get a positive message, because this resistance is tearing our country apart. They are LETTING the Russians “hijack our democracy”, by doing exactly what they had planned to do all along, ….make us lose faith in our government and TURN US AGAINST EACH OTHER!

By continuing to resist, we are only letting Russia get away with what they intended to do when they attacked our voting system, or whatever it was that they actually did. They didn’t need to change votes, because they shook our country’s people to the core by making us all question the integrity of our democracy. By resisting anything and everything that our newly elected president does or proposes, it is only dividing the country and giving Putin exactly what he wanted; to tear our country apart from the inside out. A successful attack of war without one single casualty from his people.

I know that it’s hard; when everyone and everything around you is telling you only negative things about President Trump, you tend to start believing only that bias. (I use to do the same thing.)

It’s really hard to find the positive things. There are MANY out there, but you won’t see them unless you dig. I assure you, just because you haven’t heard these positive things does not mean they aren’t happening. (You will have to wade through a lot of crap to find them, but they are out there.)

I know, …..it’s really trendy to hate the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

“Everybody is doing it.” 

One problem we have in America is following trends and emulating celebrities or people we admire. We also have a problem with always believing everything we hear and read.

Hating on President Trump and joining this “resistance,” just because everyone tells you to, is not having your own opinion. It’s called being a “sheep”. We all need to think independently. Your opinion should be YOUR OWN and it should be based on educated true information about the subject.

You should question everything! Please question everything. Question me, even. Fact check me, and fact check everyone!

It’s perfectly fine to not agree with everything the current administration does or has done. I don’t always agree with them, or the President. (Heck you don’t have to like them either.) We all have certain issues that we are passionate about. That is healthy and important. Passion gives us purpose.

We should just make sure we have that passion in the right place and we aren’t being counter productive or influenced by the wrong people, who are manipulating our passion and emotions for their own agenda….This is truth no matter who you are, or what “side” you are on. Our passion should be used for the good of our country not for the destruction of it.

There are threats out there to our way of life that must be stopped. We need to be able to recognize these threats without discriminating against others whom are innocent.

These days people are so confused, they don’t even know what they support or oppose anymore, because part of what they do support completely contradicts other core values they support. However they have only listened to the propaganda instead of doing the research themselves. This is true for both sides

I’ve seen people call the President everything from “pervert” to “liar” and everything else you can possibly think in between; extreme disrespect. We’ve had many presidents that could be called both and more. A pervert does more than just talk dirty in a private conversation over a decade ago. We’ve had presidents that have actually ACTED like perverts and then LIED about it.

It is also very hard to find a person, let alone politician that hasn’t lied at some point. No, it’s NOT ok to lie; but I also keep close tabs on President Trump, and most of the things that I’ve found that he has trouble truthing about are statistics. Which I’m sure he doesn’t look up, or generate himself. So whoever is doing that, is trying to make him look bad, maybe they are one of the leakers too. A lot of times when the media has said that he’s lied, it really hasn’t been a lie, many times they are just not giving him time to do what he’s promised, (his promise is taking longer than he thought it would,) and taken in consideration all of the resistance he’s been trying to work though or his words are twisted, taken too literally, and/or he’s repeated something someone else lied about without knowing it wasn’t true.

We have a big problem in this country with judging. If you are accused, then you are guilty until you are proven otherwise by at least a million people, a few celebrities and the media. Then MAYBE,… you will be exonerated. We also have a big problem with speculation, making accusations without facts, and believing everything we see and hear. After we’ve made up our mind, we tend to have been known to have selective hearing, are extremely bull head stubborn, a bias that leans toward a mob mentality and it’s extremely hard to find those lone wolves out there brave enough to think on their own.

You should know that a large portion of the negativity you have heard about President Trump is not even true. He isn’t against homosexuals, he’s not racist, (you may not know but he has plenty of supporters from all races, and sexual preferences,) he’s not a fascist, or Hitler, he’s not going to put anyone in camps, (so absurd,) he’s not trying to deport anyone that is here in the country legally…yes, LEGALLY. He isn’t an awful tyrant that takes pleasure in splitting up families. He’s not only trying to give all his cronies tax breaks and a free payday. All of these things you have heard about him are exaggerated and/or just completely untrue. It’s all been spun and twisted, designed to pit you against the current administration and hate anyone that supports them. Divide and conquer.

Most of the resistance doesn’t even understand what they are resisting. They think people are losing rights. They think that certain minorities are being picked on. It’s sad that people are being fear mongered to hate. Thats a lot of anxiety being generated for no reason. This is a form of control. If you are being led to believe propaganda you are being manipulated. Not everything that is happening should be considered bad for the left. President Trump has shown that he cares about the rights of all Americans. You don’t think so? Maybe you should look closer.

“What the heck do Democrats stand for?”

Once the Democrats have blindly resisted for however long, 2years, 4 years, 8 year, ….whatever.

Then what? They have absolutely no message, no vision for the country and nothing the voters can get behind. Hillary already tried the “I’m not Trump” Campaign and she lost. So they need something better than resistance.

We have a common enemy in Russia. We may have to work with them in the war against terror, and stay on a somewhat cordial basis with them,…so we aren’t at each other’s throats in an unnecessary war. BUT they have found a better way to take us down, without having to shed any of their own blood!

The Russians are effectively taking the US down from within! AND this “resistance” is letting them do it!

It’s time for us, the American people to get REALLY MAD!

But NOT at each other!

It’s time for us to show those Russians that you don’t mess with Americans! We can turn this around and we won’t have to shed any more blood.

We can stop the organized resistance that shows up at every pro Trump rally with masks on and uses violence to shut them down. This violence from ANTIFA that the media would rather you think is coming from the pro-Trumpers.

ANTIFA are the real Nazi’s and actually maybe you should research their history. This group isn’t anything new, they are just using this opportunity to find people for their anti-American cause, by deception and fear mongering.

This ANTIFA is an enemy of our democracy. They are an enemy of our freedom of speech. They are an enemy of the American people. They are an enemy of the world. They are creating a false narrative based on lies, then feeding it to mentally disturbed and brainwashed people that don’t even understand what they are resisting.

Our economy is booming.

We are on the verge of having health care that we can actually afford to use.

Our stock market has reached record high after RECORD HIGH!

Jobs are being created left and right.

Our veterans are being better cared for and our military is becoming stronger than ever.

Unnecessary job killing regulations are being abolished so that our businesses and economy can grow.

Our unemployment rate is down farther than it has been in years.

Illegal border crossings have fallen well over 60%, which means there are less drugs coming into the country, less human trafficking and less tax dollars being spent on illegal immigration.

President Trump has even found a way to compromise about the southern border wall by incorporating solar panels to help with our energy independence. That’s another thing,…

We are on our way to energy independence.

All these are good things, so why do you resist?

NO RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. Rights are being given back to individual states.

Abortion is still legal for all of you that are pro choice.

We are saving $100 billion a year on terminating an agreement that was never ratified and would have done nothing to help our environment.

Backing out of that same agreement has inspired individual states to do their own work on preservation of our world, without us having to pay other countries money that they would never have to account for.

We are making fair and better trade deals, that will help our companies sell more products in other countries.

Why resist?

Law and Order is being restored in the country and no unconstitutional actions have been taken, despite what the media and 9th Circuit Court would like you to believe. (I think the Supreme Court confirmed that when they reinstated 95% of the “Travel Pause EO” on June 26, 2017.)

The “Travel Ban” is actually very similar to the ones that former President Obama installed several times.

No unprecedented laws have been made to restrict freedom, but we are enforcing the laws we already have.

No Russian collusion and if there was it’s now being investigated by a special counsel. (Actually the investigations seem to be digging up controversy and questions from the other side of the aisle.)

These things the Trump Administration are doing are not out of the ordinary, you just haven’t been paying attention for the last decade. We have a president that is fighting for our safety!

Why do you still resist?

Notice how “the resistance” has become the opposite of what it was 40 years ago. Think about it. They are fighting to enforce Sharia Law, suppressing opposing speech, banning right wing leaning books/authors and promoting segregation. (If you haven’t researched Sharia it goes against our Constitution, and DOES TAKE RIGHTS AWAY FROM PEOPLE.) Democrats have become fascists against conservative views, while preaching that they are against fascism.

The Left is hypocritically trying to shut down what they call “hate speech” while personally attacking the president, those close to him and those that support him with hate speech and violence that they are now calling art.

The two sides are just not understanding each other and realizing we really all want the same things.

We all want:

  • Peace
  • Equality
  • Safety
  • Compassion
  • Preserve our way of life
  • Preserve our world
  • Save those in trouble
  • Protect our loved ones
  • Prosper
  • BE FREE
  • HAPPINESS
  • Legislation that works to better our lives

We all just have different ideas about how to accomplish these things. That is where sharing ideas, compromising, and communicating will save us all.

The resistance is now resisting positive changes. They are resisting things that they’ve previously advocated for. They are resisting, when working together is in the better interest of the country and our people. Our country’s best interest should be the priority of all political parties, and the American people. I hope you resisters out there, wake up and realize the error of your ways, before it’s too late.

Good Luck out there fellow patriots!

God Bless You, God Bless the World and God Bless Our Great Country,…America.

The land of the free and home of the brave.

Let’s keep it that way.

regansandtrump

Related Links:

Trump’s Approval Rating Is Higher Than Congress, Pelosi, Schumer, And Speaker Ryan

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Democrats’ Broad Challenge: Middle-Class Appeal – The Wall Street Journal

Campus and high school kids interviewed about Travel Ban

Early February, several hundred New York City high school and college students walked out of their classrooms at noon on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump and his executive order restricting travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.


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Published March 21, 2017
The recent wave of protests – sometimes violent – at U.S. colleges and universities that have forced the cancellation of conservative speakers’ lectures take place predominantly at liberal schools, many of whose students are progressive and come from wealthy families, the Brookings Institute said in a new study.

The ANTIFA EXPOSED – A HATE ORGANIZATION!
June 7, 2017 OAN Newsroom
The far-left activist group known as ANTIFA has been at the forefront of attacks on conservative speakers, as well as the supporters of President Trump.

‘List them as a terrorist organisation’: Malcolm Turnbull urged to formally declare group that attacked Andrew Bolt as dangerous extremists
(This is a good article that gives you a better picture of the radical groups from both “alt” sides and that not all people from either side are radical like this.)
What is ‘Antifa’? And why is the media so reluctant to expose it?
“Antifa” is made up of self-described anarchists — radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs.

Sharia Law – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharia
Sharia Law – List of Key Rules – http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-law.html
Islam: Governing Under Sharia – https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/islam-governing-under-sharia

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Scary Department of Education Bills H.R. 610 and H.R. 899

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Many of you may have heard of the bills H.R.610 & H.R. 899 that were introduced to the house on January 23, 2017 by Republican Representative of Iowa Steve King and February 7, 2017 by Republican Representative of Kentucky Massie Thomas. These bills deal with the department of education termination, education funding/school voucher program and school lunch nutrition. The summary statements are:

H.R. 610 Introduced in House (01/23/2017)
Choices in Education Act of 2017

To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr610

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https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr610

(Steve King tried to introduce similar legislation at the end of last year (Sept. 22, 2016, H.R. 6119 (114th)), dealing with the repeal of Michelle Obama’s nutrition regulations and nothing came of it.

H.R. 899 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 7, 2017

Mr. Massie (for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Labrador) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

To terminate the Department of Education. (Federal)

The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

As of 03/17/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.899 – To terminate the Department of Education..

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https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr899

There is mass “Trump Hysteria” surrounding these bills as well as intense hatred for The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, even though neither introduced either of these bills. President Trump’s first full day in office was the day H.R. 610 was introduced to the house and Mrs. DeVos was confirmed the day H.R. 899 was introduced, (February 7, 2017). So neither of them wrote either bill. However, they both support school of choice, and less government.

Many conservatives believe that because the Department of Education costs tens of billions of dollars each year that it is completely unnecessary, and we really don’t need one on the Federal level, when we have 50 separate State Departments of Education. Personally, I don’t think we should get rid of the entire department, but it could use a complete overhaul. I’m sure many of our government agencies need reorganization. I do believe we need the protections that are implemented on a federal level so that states have a standard to live up to.

The general consensus with HR 610 bill is it’s dead at committee. There hasn’t been an action since 01/23/2017 when referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. It only has two co-sponsors, (Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]*, Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]*,) and one other that withdrew support earlier this month, (Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22], date withdrawn 03/09/2017, explanation H2004). I’m told that if a bill has no support/sponsors it has no chance of passing. I’ve read this one has 0.001%-2% chance of making it to law.

As of 03/16/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.610.

As far as H.R. 899 goes, it’s said it’s very unlikely this bill would pass in either the House or the Senate, but if it did, the H.R. 610 would be considered moot, since this bill eliminates the Federal Department of Education.

As of 03/17/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.899 – To terminate the Department of Education.

House Bill to Eliminate Department of Education
http://www.policyinsider.org/2017/02/house-bill-to-eliminate-department-of-education-.html

Rep. Massie states that “states and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students”. In addition Rep. Massie stated that, “It’s time we get the feds out of the classroom and terminate the Department of Education.” It is unlikely that this bill would pass in the House or Senate.

These bills might be dead in committee, but it is a perfect example to why people need to not let the media or anyone else divert your attention from the real issues. Everyone is so focused on Russia, tax returns that mean nothing and whether the president of our country has the authority to enforce our laws that have been in place for decades. People are letting real things slip through the cracks unnoticed. The bad things and the good things too. It’s important to recognize the good things as well as know what’s bad and why they are bad or good. There is so much fear mongering from media and those who just want people to agree with them. Fear is a very effective motivator.

There are no heroes or villains in politics. Politicians don’t care about the people, they care about who is in their pocket. Both sides of the isle contradict themselves depending on how it affects their political stance today. They can all be hypothetical at some point in time.

Many don’t like President Trump, because they believe he’s no different than the other politicians of DC, but I do see that he does want us as a country to succeed. (That will only make him look good.) I also want to believe that he wants us as individuals to succeed. He may not always be doing things the way you would, but giving him a chance has proven so far that he’s done some good, more good depending on what side of the aisle you lean to.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/Ask_Politics/comments/5y9pv7/how_likely_is_hr_610_to_pass/

The stalling of a bill means either

(a) it’s a bad bill

(b) Congress is ineffective, or

(c) both (a) and (b).
The bill would have done other things as well, vis-à-vis school choice, but anyway, it appears to be at a dead end.
http://news.schoolsdo.org/2017/03/a-new-idea-for-lunch-make-it-your-way/

Whoops Steve King’s ‘Abolish The Education Department’ Bill May Be DOA
http://crooksandliars.com/2017/02/whoops-steve-kings-abolish-education

And while I still want you to be hair-on-fire mad about this bill, it’s likely dead in the water because whoops right-wing homeschool advocates hate it too.

Turns out The Home School Legal Defense Association, which claims 84,000 members and like a lot of right-wing organizations outweighs its membership numbers on the Republican Hill, has come out strongly against King’s bill because it “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling.”
https://m.facebook.com/WearRed4PublicEd/posts/1384039864968519

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How House Bill 610 Could Affect Kids With Disabilities, Because There’s Been Some Confusion via Romper.com March 10, 2017
https://www.romper.com/p/how-house-bill-610-could-affect-kids-with-disabilities-because-theres-been-some-confusion-43297

H.R. 899, which calls for the termination of the Department of Education entirely. Constituents rightly reacted with horror to such a bill, and it’s unlikely to pass. H.R. 610 is called the Choices in Education Act, and is largely billed as an advancement of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ ill-conceived school voucher program, but it would effectively abolish the Department of Education, as well. Calling for block grants for school vouchers are part of the bill, but it would also repeal two laws protecting students, and severely limit the scope of the department’s authority.

How does Hr 610 affect special education?
https://www.romper.com/p/how-does-hr-610-affect-special-education-it-would-undo-50-years-of-protections-44370

repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which would significantly restrict federal funding provided to public schools by the U.S. Department of Education as well as limit the department’s overall functions. But if this foundational legislation of American public schools is repealed, that means equal opportunity protections for students would also be eliminated, including special education resources for students with special needs, including IEPs.

In sum, DeVos’s school choice bill is just bad legislation overall — but when you really take a close look at it, you can see just how many different areas of education will be impacted, including special education.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 has been reauthorized by Congress every five years. During the Bush era, it was renamed as the No Child Left Behind Act. Under Obama, it became the Every Student Succeeds Act. No matter the name, it afforded the necessary protections that special education students have come to expect as standard in American public education, specifically ensuring schools that receive federal funding must provide support for students with disabilities. ESEA also provided dedicated grants for special education centers.

TruthorFiction.com
https://www.truthorfiction.com/house-bill-610-defund-public-education/

House Bill 610 to Defund Public Education-
Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa has introduced H.R. 610 to defund public education.
The Truth:
H.R. 610 would dramatically change how federal education dollars are doled out, and it would lead to less federal funding for public schools by redirecting some funds to private school and homeschool students.

But the claim that H.R. 610 would completely defund public education isn’t entirely accurate.

Specifically, H.R. 610 would repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which was passed as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”

Congress reauthorized the measure in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Before that, it was known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The Department of Education explains that federal block grants supporting school districts in low-income areas have been a primary piece of the legislation over the last 50 years:

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who believed that “full educational opportunity” should be “our first national goal.” From its inception, ESEA was a civil rights law.

ESEA offered new grants to districts serving low-income students, federal grants for textbooks and library books, funding for special education centers, and scholarships for low-income college students. Additionally, the law provided federal grants to state educational agencies to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education.

Again, H.R. 610 would repeal ESEA and limit the authority of the Department of Education — marking a dramatic shift in how public schools are funded. The Department of Education would only be authorized to administer education funding in federal block grants to states, a portion of which would have to be administered to private and homeschooled students, according to the text of the bill:

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA’s geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

Critics of H.R. 610 argue that the bill would have a disproportionately negative impact on public schools in low-income communities because it would repeal ESEA, which has provided a significant source of federal funding to them. The Department of Education reports that more than about 56,000 public schools and 21 million children would be impacted by changes to Title I funding:

ED’s most recent data on participation in the program are from school year (SY) 2009-10. In SY 2009-10 more than 56,000 public schools across the country used Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.

That same year Title I served more than 21 million children. Of these students, approximately 59 percent were in kindergarten through fifth grade, 21 percent in grades 6-8, 17 percent in grades 9-12, 3 percent in preschool, and less than one percent ungraded.

Supporters of H.R. 610 argue that children from underperforming “Title I” public schools in low-income areas would be able to use a voucher to attend a better private or charter school under H.R. 610.

So, it’s true that H.R. 610 would have a major impact on how federal education funding is doled out, and it would have a more dramatic impact on low-income or “Title I” school districts that received federal grants through ESEA. But the claim that H.R. 610 would defund public education isn’t completely accurate, either. Students would seemingly have less incentive to “opt-out” of better performing public schools, likely leading to minimal impact on those districts. That’s why we’re calling this one “truth” and “fiction.”

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-betsy-devos-era-of-education-house-bill-610.2034486/

The bill has no wording protecting Special Needs kids, no mention of IDEA and FAPE.
Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities
-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.
-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.
-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning
-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.
-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).

Please Sign This Petition To Protect The Future Of Our Children
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/699/895/648/house-bill-610-hr-610/

Tell your representatives to vote no on H.R.610 – To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

Please sign to protect school funding for special needs kids.  This bill’s wording means that states will have to either fully fund IDEA with state money or accept its inevitable death.

Get involved!

Contact your representative and find yours here:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION Against H.R. 610
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/699/895/648/house-bill-610-hr-610/

MoveOn Petitions – Vote NO on House Bill 610
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/vote-no-to-house-bill

Protect the Department of Education and Vote Against H.R.899
https://www.change.org/p/thomas-massie-protect-the-department-of-education-and-vote-against-h-r-899

For Conservatives and Libertarians

Support H.R. 899 To Abolish The Federal Department of Education

http://americasliberty.org/doa-sign.aspx

This special needs mom wants more like Betsy DeVos in Washington
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/315047-this-special-needs-mom-wants-more-like-betsy-devos-in-washington via The Hill 01/19/17

It was abundantly clear early on in the hearing that the American people are rightfully frustrated with the extreme partisanship in Washington, D.C. The Democrats in the hearing room were far more interested in delivering political cheap shots and scoring points for their special interest friends than having a fair and balanced discussion about Mrs. DeVos’ qualifications and her philosophy for education reform. It was a sad and sorry spectacle.

Mrs. DeVos joined our cause in Ohio to create a voucher program to allow parents to send their kids to private schools that do a better job of educating special needs students. Thanks to Mrs. DeVos advocacy, my son, Sam, gained access to a better school and is now a high school graduate. I know that Betsy DeVos has a big heart and deep concern for all students in America, especially the most vulnerable children.

While the Democrats in Washington were grandstanding, Mrs. DeVos was composed, articulate and passionate in outlining her belief that education policy should be driven, first and foremost, by what is best for school children and their parents.

The education establishment and labor bosses in the teacher’s unions are fiercely opposing Mrs. DeVos because they know she is tough, determined and driven by one thing and one thing only; to raise the bar on education in America.

Betsy DeVos places parents like me and kids like Sam first, which is why I believe she will be an excellent education secretary.

VIDEO : Betsy DeVos Haters Actually Agree With Her When Not Given Her Name
http://truthfeed.com/video-betsy-devos-haters-actually-agree-with-her-when-not-given-her-name/57679/

This is an interesting comment I found that I thought I’d share:

Here is a brief breakdown of some facts about House Bill 610 to help quell some of the hysteria whipped up by radical progressives and the NEA, SEIU and other leftist organizations. Let’s start out by stating that Public Education in America today has a dismal record of educating our children. When I was growing up in the ’50 & ’60’s America was number one in literacy world wide…then the Federal Government and the Unions took over. Today, we don’t even rank in the top ten in math & science. What the heck happened? When the Federal bureaucratic pinheads, the Teacher’s Union officials and the ACLU finished tinkering with it, our Public Educational System became more concerned with social engineering, emphasizing on things like diversity, gender identity, social justice ( whatever that is ) and equality of outcomes and the changes in curriculum reflected those new-age courses. State governments and local school administrators and teachers lost control of their students and whether or not they were learning anything worthwhile for the real world. It became more about feelings than about facts and results. All you have to do is talk to Corporate HR Directors to find out that our Federal Education Department is failing our children miserably. We are having to recruit people from places like India, China, Pakistan and South Korea because our American children are not being prepared with the proper skills to succeed in our own economy. That is the number one reason you have seen this significant rise in Home Schooling and some parents sending their children to parochial schools even if it doesn’t fit their religious tradition.
Something had to be done and I believe that  School Choice and the Parental Voucher System is a good start. If a Public School is failing to teach the students and cannot be brought up to snuff…then it needs to be closed and it’s students and their parents given a choice to send their students to a school where they are doing their job. We spend the highest amount per student on Public Education and get the poorest return on our investment. Money is not the problem but you wouldn’t believe that if you listen to the Democrats…wonder why.
I have found in my 70+ years that politicians are always easiest to control at the local level. The farther it moves up the food-chain the less influence we taxpayers have over the outcomes. Time to bring education back to the states and localities where the parents and PTA can have greater control over decisions made for educating our children. We owe these future generations nothing less.
The classrooms of today are the governments of tomorrow!—

Don’t Panic Over the “No Hungry Kids Act” – Plus a New Bill to Ensure School Food Safety –  via TheLunchTray.com March 7, 2017
http://www.thelunchtray.com/dont-panic-no-hungry-kids-act-plus-new-bill-ensure-school-food-safety/

..readers need to know that King has been trying to gain traction on this bill in the last three congressional sessions and it’s never gone anywhere.

Sources I’ve spoken with in D.C. believe this current iteration of the bill will meet the same fate, noting that it has few co-sponsors and hasn’t been scheduled for a mark-up in the House Education and Workforce Committee. And PredictGov, which assesses the chances of a bill becoming law, gives HR 610 a mere 2 percent chance of enactment. (Apparently, the portion of the bill pertaining to education funding also seems to be a nonstarter, with observers assessing it as “dead on arrival.”)

Related links:

How To Call Your Senator About House Bill 610, The First Betsy DeVos Education Bill
https://www.romper.com/p/how-to-call-your-senator-about-house-bill-610-the-first-betsy-devos-education-bill-42933

Why Do We Have a Department of Education? Jimmy Carter’s Debt to a Teachers Union.
http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/07/department-of-education-jimmy-carter

NPE Action Helps Halt Dead Bill
http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2017/03/npe-action-helps-halt-dead-bill.html

HR 610 and the Conundrum of School Choice
https://glibertarians.com/2017/02/hr-610-and-the-conundrum-of-school-choice/

A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next
http://www.vox.com/2017/2/10/14550262/betsy-devos-education-vouchers

Passing House Bill 610 would dismantle some of the strongest aspects of public education – via Dallas News March 15, 2017
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/03/15/passing-house-bill-610-dismantle-strongest-aspects-public-education

Bills Introduced by Republicans While We Were Distracted by the ‘Russian Spy Drama’
http://www.snopes.com/bills-introduced-by-republicans/

HR 610: Vouchers for Public Education
http://politiseek.com/2017/03/hr-610-vouchers-for-public-education/

Heads Up: Bills Introduced While Americans Were Distracted by ‘Russian Spy Drama’-Truth! & Fiction!
https://www.truthorfiction.com/bills-introduced-while-americans-distracted/

Study: Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don’t offer real advantage over public schools
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/27/devos-favors-private-school-vouchers-but-new-study-says-they-dont-offer-real-edge-over-public-schools/?utm_term=.28ba5f173db8

Did HR 610 Pass? The Bill Has Caused Some Controversy
https://www.romper.com/p/did-hr-610-pass-the-bill-has-caused-some-controversy-43626

Here’s What You Should Know About That Voucher Bill From Rep. Steve King
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/03/voucher_bill_steve_king_few_things_to_know.html

HOW HOUSE BILL 610 EFFECTS PUBLIC EDUCATION AND KIDS WITH DISABILITIES
http://kreativeimagess.com/how-house-bill-610-effects-public-education-and-kids-with-disabilities/

If you think Trump’s scary, get a load of these Republican bills in Congress
http://www.citypages.com/news/if-you-think-trumps-scary-get-a-load-of-these-republican-bills-in-congress/415488623

A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/?utm_term=.a1798c7f0bc0

Rep. Steve King Introduces Bill To Begin De-funding of Public Education
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/2/23/1636961/-Rep-Steve-King-Introduces-Bill-To-Begin-De-funding-of-Public-Education

Special Education Bills Pending in Congress
https://www.cesa7.org/sped/issues-congressbills/pending.htm

The White House – Pending Legislation
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/pending-legislation

Are Teachers Against HR 610? These Educators Have Spoken Out Against It
https://www.romper.com/p/are-teachers-against-hr-610-these-educators-have-spoken-out-against-it-44413

How are bills HR 861 and HR 899 going to help secure a better future for the american people?
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskThe_Donald/comments/5xxvze/how_are_bills_hr_861_and_hr_899_going_to_help/

Equal Rights Amendment
https://www.facebook.com/ERAusa/posts/10155062853234250

Support Rep. Thomas Massie’s HR 899 Abolish Dept. of Education!
https://prayfor.us/170208_47525_p4us_pp_abolish_education_department/

Status pending, but nothing done since January https://legiscan.com/US/bill/HB610/2017Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 23 2017 – 25% progression
Action: 2017-01-23 – Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Pending: House Education And The Workforce Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

REMOVAL OF NAME OF MEMBER AS COSPONSOR OF H.R. 610
(House of Representatives – March 09, 2017)
          REMOVAL OF NAME OF MEMBER AS COSPONSOR OF H.R. 610
 Mr. OLSON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that I be removed as a cosponsor of H.R. 610.
 The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania). Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas? There was no objection.

https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/03/09/house-section/article/H2004-1

 

Your Friend Ivanka

 

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Photo by: Matt Furman Forbes

Ivanka Trump, a successful business woman, very classy with impeccable taste, and a big heart. What’s not to like? She’s been under scrutiny since her father first started his campaign for president and it’s just gotten worse since he won the election. Should she be punished by the media and the left because of their hate for her father? Or should they try to embrace her as an ally, because of the major influence she has on her dad? I think it’s the latter.

Ivanka has already been in her father’s ear about continuing former President Obama’s LGBT Rights Executive Order. (President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace) She also helped organize a meeting this week, with the President, Prime Minister of Canada and some very power successful women to address some of the women’s right issues that have been a concern of the left recently, Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs.

Ms. Trump could have a very powerful impact on the direction of President Trump’s Administration. The President has already said that she always encourages him to ‘do the right thing.’ Her guidance, and caring heart may be just what us women need in the White House. I would suggest we try and “make nice” with her.

It’s a VERY popular theory, and many consider it fact, that President Donald J. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand has been dropped by many retailers, because of a sales decrease. However, if you do a little digging that might not be the whole story.

As Online Boycott Grows Study Shows Millennial Women Stick With Ivanka Trump’s Brand  OCT 26, 2016 @ 08:00 AM -via Forbes

Each woman surveyed was asked: “In light of Ivanka Trump’s involvement with the Trump campaign for president, how likely would you be to consider buying her line of shoes or clothing?”
They responded as follows:
Extremely Likely 18%
Very Likely 33%
Somewhat Likely 32%
Not Very Likely 11%
Not At All Likely 6%
Meanwhile, a campaign calling for a boycott of all things Trump, including Ivanka’s apparel and shoe lines, has been gathering social media steam.

Inside Ivanka, Inc: $100M Apparel Sales, And A Bid To Move Some Manufacturing Back From China 7/21/2016 @ 12:24PM -via Forbes

The company doesn’t include a breakdown of revenues by brand in its financial filings, but its 2016 annual report notes a $29.4 million increase in sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from the year before.

Most articles paint a dreary picture of a decline in sale at Nordstrom’s and several other companies. They are mostly copy paste articles that use almost the same exact language. I see that kind of thing a lot. Many news sources will pick up the same story and they will basically copy/paste it and then it ends up coming from 10 different places. (But no matter how many pick up the story and publish it, that doesn’t make it true. That is why finding the truth is so hard these days.)

There are reports of a significant gains in sales at stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. There is also information from the brand itself claiming to have a significant rise in overall sales.

Sales Of Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Declined In 2016 February 11, 2017 -via Opposing Views

Nordstrom saw $14.3 million in sales in the fiscal year that ended in January, down from $20.9 million the year before.

Nordstrom is not the only store in which sales of Ivanka Trump’s products are down, according to CNBC. An analysis of email receipts by Slice Intelligence reveals sales of Ivanka’s line are down in a number of online stores, most notably following the 2016 presidential election. Online sales of her products fell 26 percent in January 2017 from January 2016.

Ivanka’s line did see sales growth in a handful of retailers. Online sales from Macy’s grew 30 percent, while sales from Bloomingdales.com grew 9 percent in the fourth quarter. However, growth was still slower this fiscal year compared to the previous year.

Ivanka Trump’s brand takes another hit– via kdvr 2-12-2017

Rosemary Young, senior director of marketing at Ivanka Trump, told CNNMoney last week that the brand was growing and experienced “significant year-over-year revenue growth in 2016.

“We believe that the strength of a brand is measured not only by the profits it generates, but the integrity it maintains,” Young said.

Retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos all still carry Ivanka Trump products.

Ivanka Trump has taken a leave of absence from her namesake company since her father won the presidency. She has no formal role in the administration but is expected to have a voice on issues such as women’s empowerment and child care.

Ivanka Trump’s Brand Says Nordstrom Hasn’t Dropped Them Things are getting messy. FEB 4, 2017 6:30PM EST  –via Teen Vogue

… Ivanka Trump brand is refuting the claims made by Nordstrom. On Friday, a spokesperson told Refinery29 that they were still in business together, but their merchandise has simply been moved to in-store only. “Nordstrom ordered both apparel and shoes for the spring, and followed through with the orders on the apparel,” the Ivanka Trump brand claims. “They canceled the shoe order, kept the apparel order and moved the apparel from online into stores. It’s there.”

Nordstrom is still admit about their reasoning for dropping the line saying it’s because a drop in sales, but according to this article:

… a source that claims to be near to the first daughter told Refinery29 that wasn’t the case with Nordstrom. “They couldn’t handle the political pressure, someone new came in, and there was a change in the attitude toward the brand,” they told the website.

Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Flinch As she leads her brand into its next stage, Ivanka reveals how she’s navigating the drama around her father’s presidential campaign. –via Fast Company


“I learned a long time ago that I can’t control the opinions of others or what they project on me. All I can do is live my life, and I’ve tried to do that,” she tells me a few minutes into our interview. It’s a classic Ivanka statement, as if to say, I’m perfectly clear about who I am; it’s not my fault what other people decide to think. It’s easy to understand why she feels that way, and why Ivanka—always poised, always on message—seems to work so hard to keep her image under control.

…Net sales of just the clothing arm of the company were up $11.8 million during the first 6 months of 2016 compared to the first 6 months of 2015 as it sold its products online and at department stores, according to public filings from one of Ivanka Trump’s major licensing and manufacturing partners. Forbes reported that Ivanka’s clothing line generated $100 million in revenue last year, and sales were up $29.4 million from the previous fiscal year. The private company will not confirm specific sales figures, but do say their sales went up 37% last year, and that the growth rate has held pretty steady this year. And the website’s traffic is up 50% over last year, thanks in large part to Ivanka’s heightened public profile.

Is Ivanka Trump’s brand losing its bling? –– via Fox 6 Now and http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34460378/is-ivanka-trumps-brand-losing-its-bling -NBC 2

The brand would tell you “no.” A spokesperson for the first daughter’s fashion label said Wednesday that the brand’s overall sales were up 21% in 2016 compared to the prior year.

… plenty of retailers that are still carrying the brand. A spokesperson said over 800 retailers — including Bloomingdale’s, Amazon, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Zappos — all carry Ivanka Trump products.

Even with all these reports of significant rises in income for the Ivanka Trump Company, Nordstrom’s continues to insist that they are discontinuing the brand because of a decrease in sales. However, there is an email from Nordstrom’s sent to their employees floating around, that was allegedly sent two days before their announcement of their decision to quit offering the Ivanka Trump Brand.

Leaked Email May Prove Nordstrom Lied About Dropping Ivanka Over ‘Poor Sales’ 2-7-2017 –via Elite Daily &  Vanity Fair

two days before Nordstrom dropped Ivanka’s line, the company’s three presidents sent an email to all company staff criticizing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Daily Mail reports.

The email, obtained by the Seattle-based newspaper “The Stranger,” said,

We literally have thousands of employees who are first and second generation immigrants.

Every one of your unique qualities brings a richness that allows us to better reflect and serve the multicultural communities we’re a part of and ultimately makes us a better company.

We are a better place with you here, no doubt about it.

It’s important that we reiterate our values to all of you and make it clear that we support each of our employees. We will continue to value diversity, inclusion, respect, and you can count on that. (the full email can be read here)

Exclusive — Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom’s Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line–via Breitbart

But, in reality, the brand wasn’t performing badly. Nordstrom’s came under political fire from a series of hardcore anti-Trump activists, according to People Magazine.

There are both boycotts of Ivanka Trump’s Brand and Boycotts of the stores that have dropped it.

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#BoycottNordstrom Swings From Left To Right After Ivanka Trump Drop – via Investor’s Business Daily 2/03/2017

It was not too long ago that #BoycottNordstrom had a different audience, however, many of whom were concerned about the Trump family’s potential business conflicts of interest….

Grab Your Wallet has been vocal in trying to get shoppers to boycott stores that carry Trump-affiliated merchandise.

Ivanka Trump products are still available at Macy’s (M), Macy’s-owned Bloomingdale’s, Amazon (AMZN) and elsewhere.

Nordstrom shares rose 0.9% to 43.90 in the stock market today, (2-3-17) well off intraday highs of 46.09 as the stock tries to break a downtrend going back to early December.

Macy’s rose 6.5% Friday on continued buyout buzz, after advancing 5.2% on Thursday. Amazon slid 3.5% after reporting weaker-than-expected sales and revenue guidance late Thursday.

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So what is it? Is Ivanka Trump Brand sales up overall and only down at a handful of stores?

Or is someone on either side fudging the real story? It’s hard to tell. Because of my own personal experience with trusting the mainstream press; I can’t help but question the dozens of articles that are basically copied and pasted over and over from news source to news source that state a negative bias against the Trump name.

President Trump and his Councilor Kellyanne Conway have been under duress for sticking up for Ivanka and stating that she has been treated unfairly by the retailers that have dropped her brand and by the media. Critics are saying that they are using their political positions to further Ms. Ivanka’s success. (Which is unlawful.)

Here’s How Ivanka Trump Responded to Women Boycotting Her Clothing Line October 27, 2016 11:02 a.m – via NY Mag

“Well, the beauty of America is people can do what they like, but I prefer to talk to the millions, tens of millions of American women who are inspired by the brand and the message that I’ve created,” Ivanka said.

She went on to say that her “advocacy of women” started long before the presidential campaign began. “I never politicized that message,” Ivanka added. “People who are seeking to politicize it because they may disagree with the politics of my father, there’s nothing I can do to change that.”

There has been controversy in the past year over a few instances when Ivanka wore her own accessories and apparel on TV for her father’s interview with 60 minutes and Republicans National Convention.

Ivanka Trump’s Company Scrambles Over ’60 Minutes’ Bracelet Criticism -via NBC NOV 15 2016, 1:25 PM ET

A “fashion alert” was initially sent to journalists on Monday by Monica Marder, vice president of sales for Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. It promoted Ivanka Trump as wearing “her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection” on the CBS News show. The bracelet costs $8,800 to $10,800. “Please share this with your clients…” the email said.

….The interview was not the first time Ivanka Trump used her father’s political spotlight to highlight her brand. In July, the former model marketed a blush pink sheath dress she wore at the Republican National Convention. The dress, which retailed at a more affordable $138, quickly sold out.

This past week both President Donald J. Trump, and Kelley Anne Conway, stuck up for Ms. Ivanka and were criticized for breaking the law. It’s illegal to use your political office to promote yourself or friends for profit. Which is a valid law and makes perfect sense. Many in the past have gotten away with doing this though.

The hypocrisy–

The same news sources that were telling me just weeks ago about girl power and striving to be successful women for equality are now very anti-Ivanka Trump. The same news sources that were just telling me that ‘us’ women have to stick together and stick up for each other, are now tearing down one of the most successful women in our country. Not because of something she did wrong, but because of who her dad is, and they don’t like him.

Now hypothetically, what if we were talking about Chelsea Clinton? Say, she has a successful fashion brand, while her father is president. The same father who was caught in many unfavorable acts against women. Not just talk and not just one but many. If the same thing was happening to her right now, how would the woman from “the left” be acting?

Ivanka Trump has focused on empowering women to be successful. She even markets her brand as a celebration of women.
http://ivankatrump.com/about/ via her website

It’s a celebration of women working at all aspects of their lives. Women who transition between their various roles in professional and personal capacities: building careers, raising children, nurturing relationships and pursuing passions.

For instance former President Barack Obama plugged Blackberry at the beginning of his presidency. Some may argue that it wasn’t for his personal gain, however do you know for positive sure that he hasn’t any ties, has never had any ties or friends with ties to that company? I don’t.

Reflections on the Greatest Free Product Endorsement Ever 11/08/2012 @ 9:28AM -via Forbes

January 7, 2009, days before his inauguration and in the face of having to give up his personal phone for security reasons as his predecessors had done, the President-elect said, “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” This was a product that was of such great use to him, and represented his connection to the life he was leaving, that he would force his Executive Office of the President (EOP) to change protocol so that he could keep his cherished device. This is the sort of endorsement that companies dream about.

Samsung, selfies and the branding of Barack Obama April 3, 2014 -via Washington Post

During a concession speech in April 2008, Obama spoke in front of a crowd that included someone in an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt. The FITCH part of the shirt was very visible. The company’s spokesperson told the New York Post, “Thanks to the Obama campaign for the great product placement. We wish we had thought of it.”

First Ladies Have Often Made Use Of Their ‘Brands’ Friday, February 10, 2017 -via Valley News

Roosevelt showed up in print and television commercials endorsing bread products, margarine and even the burgeoning airline industry. The latter featured a portrait of Roosevelt seated on a plane, serenely knitting above this quote: “I never cease to marvel at the airplane.” Roosevelt was surprised at her ability to push products, historians recalled, but in the years since the selling power of first ladies has been well documented.

Their position is unsalaried and the work is unofficial, but presidents’ wives have used their platforms to promote worthy causes, promote their husbands — and, sometimes, promote themselves….

Jimmy Carter’s younger brother Billy, who gained celebrity for his boozy, good-ol’ boy likability. In the late 1970s, he endorsed a product called Billy Beer. The cans read: “Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America’s all-time Great Beer Drinkers — Billy Carter.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t innocent of promoting friends either. Read on to her own quote about being happy to give designers a “boost.”

Like Conway, Michelle Obama boasted about ‘boosting’ sale of designers
By EMILY JASHINSKY (@EMILYJASHINSKY) •2/9/17 – via Washington Examiner

In an interview with Vogue, First Lady Michelle Obama explicitly acknowledged that one of the questions she considered when choosing fashion designers was, “Can I give them a boost?”

According to Vogue, Obama remarked, “There are definitely designers that I love, people I love to work with. And who they are as people matters. Are they good people? Do they treat their staff well? Do they treat my staff well? Are they young? Can I give them a boost?”

The implication here, of course, is that Michelle Obama deliberately exploited her position as first lady to “boost” the sales of private businesses.

There are more instances where these sorts of things have happened and I don’t remember anyone making such a mountain out of it. I’m not saying that it’s right to or it’s legal to use your political platform to make money or make money for family or friends. There is clearly a law saying that is illegal. All I’m saying is that it’s not anything new. Why is it a bigger deal when the Trump Administration has done this, rather than the people that have done it in the past? Shouldn’t we hold all persons to the same standards? If the laws aren’t enforced for everyone, only a select few, that is just unethical.

Women around the globe should be very happy that Ivanka Trump is in the White House, especially the women of America and those who aren’t fans of her father. She has a very good and strong influence on him. She’s ambitious, successful and she cares about women’s rights; everyone’s rights. With her in her father’s ear he will always advocate for women, because he will never want to let “his little girl” down.