Make America Great Again Power Visit: No Apologies, Unbowed @POTUS Trump In #RiyadhSummit, Israel, Vatican, NATO, G7

Update: Today President Donald J. Trump becomes a great, truly transformative, American President! In the center of the Islamic world, to 50 leaders of the Muslim world and the watching Muslim world, in many ways echoing the Egyptian President’s great New Year’s Day speech in 2015 to the umma, President Trump will bluntly speak:

According to excerpts of the speech released by the White House, Trump will call on Arab leaders to confront “Islamist extremism”, and portray fighting “terrorism” as a battle between good and evil.

This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,” the excerpts said.

That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children,” Trump was expected to say.

America hating, Jew hating, Islamist terrorist pal Barack Hussein Obama coddled, appeased, protected, Muslim terrorists. In his disgusting ahistorical speech in Cairo to the Muslim world Barack Obama distorted history and insulted Jews and the freedom loving West. Barack Obama to Muslim leaders was camel dung because of his cowardice and his appeasement of Muslim terror and calls for “understanding”. What Muslim leaders who want to fight terror (such as Al-Sisi) need is a strong American president. President Donald J. Trump is a strong American president who today Makes America Great Again on the world stage.


Saudi Arabia considered Barack Hussein Obama as camel dung. Saudi Arabia had more respect for a lame dried up camel than for Michelle Obama.

For years, Donald J. Trump mocked, along with other world leaders, the fey degenerate called Barack Obama. Donald J. Trump frequently declared during his presidential campaign that if he would ever visit a country as President and was disrespected by, for instance, the leader of that country not there to greet him, he would get back on Air Force One and leave.

Barack Obama visited countries, and leaders in places like Cuba and Saudi Arabia, sent the equivalent of a janitorial staff to give him a mop of pretend “welcome”:

Saudi king fails to meet Obama off plane at Riyadh airport [snip]

Saudi state television broadcast no live pictures of the US president’s arrival.
It was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia and a local governor who met the American leader off the plane. [snip]

This comes in stark contrast to the reception of other high-profile guests, whom the 80-year-old King Salman greeted personally on the airfield.

Barack Obama protected the Saudis from 9/11 family lawsuits. Barack Obama bowed and scraped and licked the dung off Saudi shoes. Result? Barack Obama was held in utmost contempt by the Saudis. World leaders, as we wrote repeatedly, understood Barack Obama had less political weight than the feces of an ant.

President Trump, unbowed and proud of America did not bow to anyone in Saudi Arabia, quite the contrary, the Saudi King showed President Trump respect. Simpering Barack Obama bowed and scraped to worldwide derision:

There were two very different outcomes when two American presidents greeted the king of Saudi Arabia.

All eyes were on President Trump today as he arrived in the country for his first foreign trip.

Video shows the president stepping off the plane and greeting King Salman:

Trump stood up straight as Salman appeared to bow slightly.

Trump’s posture stands in stark difference to President Obama’s in the early days of his presidency.

Cameras captured Obama bowing to King Abdullah, contorting nearly to a 90-degree angle in what many called a moment of American weakness:

Simpering, bowing, scraping Barack Obama. Unbowed and proud President Donald J. Trump.

On Saturday, in Saudi Arabia, the frail octogenarian Saudi King traveled to the airport to greet with all respect, pomp, and circumstance, the POTUS with the Mostest for America – President Donald J. Trump.

President Donald J. Trump did not visit Saudi Arabia to waste taxpayer dollars. President Donald J. Trump is on a series of visits to Make America Great Again. Newt Gingrich talks dollars and cents:

$350 billion! Jobs, jobs, jobs! It’s not all about money however. President Trump will speak to the Muslim world on Sunday and unlike Barack Obama, President Trump will defend Western Judeo-Christian values. Among the values President Trump defends with his very presence and most importantly the presence of Melania Trump, is the rights of women. Yay Melania Trump!

As Melania Trump upholds her dignity and that of women, the American totalitarian left has hit a new low in degenerate debasement. The American left believes Muslims are the great feminists and that women covering up in shame and abasement is the new liberation. That is what leftist “feminism” has degenerated into. Disgusting:

Muslims Are the True Feminists [snip]

If we want to be respected as women and taken seriously in all our endeavors we should look to a new source; Muslim women. Muslim women, as well as Muslim men, see every body as a sacred temple, especially the female body. Opposed to exposing themselves, it is through modesty. When we think of modern feminists we should stray away from the new American trends and start looking to what we have always thought as a contradiction; Muslim feminists. [snip]

The first Muslim woman was Khadija, Mohammed’s first wife. Without her influence, Islam might not have emerged as successfully as it did. [snip]

Just this one example gives us a view on how true Muslim women are; outspoken, driven, certain and courageous, the epitome of a feminist.

So it’s no surprise to see Muslim woman today modeling themselves after these prominent female figures. Muslim girls look towards these instances of strength for guidance in this scary, patriarchal society. These modern women are not afraid to go against the grain in the name of their belief like wearing the hijab to covey their religious devotion. Hijab is the headscarf that is worn by Muslim woman and no; it is not supposed to be forced on them by their fathers and husbands. Wearing or not wearing the Hijab reflects a Muslim woman’s own a personal choice.

For me, this idea especially showcases feminism in America. With all of the pressures in our American society to have a certain physical allure; to have long, luscious hair, a skinny yet curvy body, flawless facial beauty, woman go through hell.

This is the mentality of the degenerate left that has driven so many who once supported Hillary Clinton far away from Hillary and the Obama Dimocrat degenerate totalitarian left:

Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia

Austria’s far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia.

During a talk to students, Van der Bellen said that whilst be believes a woman should wear “whatever she wants”, should Austria’s “rampant Islamophobia continue, there will come a day when we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all of them! – out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons”.

Go to Hell degenerate leftists.

Fortunately for decent freedom loving Americans and the western world, Donald J. Trump is president and Melania Trump is the FLOTUS with the Mostest. No hijab or burkas for Melania Trump! Melania Trump in Saudi Arabia wore pants (super stylish jumpsuit), a stunning outfit with a wide gold belt, and her gorgeous hair flowing free and proud in the desert air. Pants!!! And the Saudi King shook her hand!!!

The Saudi King shook Melania Trump’s hand even though she is a woman proud to wear what she will and unashamed to let her hair perfume the dry winds of the Saudi kingdom. This is all quite unbelievable for the Obama Dimocrat vermin that thought President Donald J. Trump would not be welcome by Muslims.

President of the United States Donald J. Trump understands his interests are the interests of the United States first and foremost. President of the United States Donald J. Trump also understands that strength is respected especially in places like the Middle East and in Muslim cultures. The Saudis want a strong America with a strong American president who will fight against the Persian Empire of Terror – Iran.

Melania Trump wore jumpsuit pants, free-flowing hair, and a sphinx-like smile in the very patriarchal Saudi Arabia.

While we’re dishing fashion, lantern-jawed Michelle Obama and her football player musculature could never pull off the stunning outfit in which Melania Trump graced America before departing on Air Force One. Dayum, girlfriend, rock that skirt!

Like Melania, Ivanka Trump is on the trip and free from hijab imprisonment. The news that Ivanka Trump will participate in a women’s economic issues discussion with Saudi women is great news. Ivanka is Jewish by conversion. Her husband Jared is Jewish. Just two Jews in Saudi Arabia – President Donald J. Trump works miracles.

Speaking of fashion, one final off topic fashion point in regards to Drapes Comey. Was Comey taking fashion tips from Carol Burnett in Went With The Wind when he thought to camouflage himself with the Oval Office drapery?

Behind the drapes, and in front of the cameras, American leftist Big Media is consumed with attempts to take down President Trump. But as long as President Trump continues to work, work, work, to bring back jobs, jobs, jobs, and thereby Make America Great Again, Big Media will fail. President Trump is on the job and American allies such as Saudi Arabia are happy to see an America First President:

His arrival following a 6,700-mile flight was met with the pomp usually reserved for the likes of a Papal welcome in South America.

The president got the red carpet treatment – literally – and some airport workers took off their shoes before manicuring it with brooms in 97-degree heat.

The Saudi King later presented Trump with the kingdom’s top civilian honor, the gold King Abdulaziz medal, at the royal court.

There were 30 U.S. flags at the ready at the airport, a tiny fraction of the thousands that line streets and highways between the airport and the city center.

A 90-person Royal Saudi Air Forces honor guard practiced rifle drills and then stood at attention while Trump and his kingly escort ambled toward the terminal.

He heard an eight-bugle fanfare, watched a seven-jet flyover trailing red, white and blue smoke. And cannon fire. Lots of cannon fire, which didn’t cease until Trump and King Salman were safely inside.

On Sunday, President Trump will address leaders from a dozen Muslim majority countries. The American leftist will go crazy, as usual. Then it is on to Israel for a REALLY friendly reception.

Not through cowering, not through apologies, not through bowing, this is how President Trump will Make America Great Again.


111 thoughts on “Make America Great Again Power Visit: No Apologies, Unbowed @POTUS Trump In #RiyadhSummit, Israel, Vatican, NATO, G7

  1. Israel next:


    Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visit Jerusalem’s famed Western Wall. A planned trip to the ancient Masada fort was scrapped after it was determined that the Marine One helicopter couldn’t land there – and the U.S. Secret Service was unwilling to put the president in a dangling cable car. Trump does plan to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was buried and rose from the dead. He will also stop to pray at the Western Wall and lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial.

  2. An American President unafraid and unbowed:

    President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to “annihilate” the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

    The move to encircle then kill as many jihadists in place as possible — rather than letting them exit a city and targeting them as they flee — reflects an increased urgency to stop battle-hardened jihadists bringing their military expertise and ideology back to European capitals and other areas.

    The president has “directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS,” Mattis said, using an acronym for IS.

    “The intent is to prevent the return home of escaped foreign fighters.”

    Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to quickly defeat IS, signed an executive order soon after taking office giving his generals 30 days to come up with a revised plan to wipe the jihadists out.

    The review resulted in the new “annihilation campaign” and saw commanders gain greater autonomy to make battlefield decisions.

    Critics of Barack Obama’s administration frequently complained of White House micromanagement and a lengthy approval process causing delays on the ground.

    Mattis called foreign fighters a “strategic threat” should they return home and said the annihilation effort would prevent the problem from being transplanted from one location to another.

  3. Wow, hopefully I am logged in. Great to see Trump command respect from the House of Saud. Hopefully he can work back channels and Israel and Saudi Arabia can work to stop the Iranian threat covertly and if necessary overtly via airspace and MOAB’s.

  4. Cameras captured Obama bowing to King Abdullah, contorting nearly to a 90-degree angle in what many called a moment of American weakness:
    His blue surge pants split along the seam, and big media fainted at the sight of his candy ass. A low point yes. But that could just as easily describe his failed presidency. An unequivocal demonstration of weakness and subservience rivalled only by the glorious time when Bush Senior aka Poppy puked in the lap of the Japanese ambassador. I will say this much for Poppy: at least he pants did not split when he bowed his head to the Saudi whatever the fuck he is. They have got 500 princes in the kingdom, so you really need a scorecard to keep track of all those oppressors, who are up to their eyeballs in 9/11.

  5. The liars are busy, as Trump lowered his head to receive the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh. They are claiming he is bowing and are mentally masturbating over it all over the internet.

  6. Interesting I can login under my former login name on my smart phone. What has been most unsettling these past few months is how the systematic take down of Trump has been coordinated by the MSM and leadership from primarily from the dems but also some Republicans. This so called” resistance” is the very tyrannical behavior that Trumps detractors claimed they feared upon his election victory. I think its a very different country and while the vote was essentially spilt, the forces that control the news and progressive globalization of our country are prevailing. Trump has been quite moderate and truthfully less conservative than any former GOP president, but the Obama worshippers’ and activist want nothing less than his impeachment. Trump has not been well served by his advisors and has tweeted some unnecessary things to give his enemies ammunition, but he needs to use this trip to reestablish his leadership and come back ready to move on his domestic agenda.

  7. “The source behind the New York Times Comey memo article is the husband of a Clinton advisor. Source Benjamin Wittes is married to Clinton advisor Tamara Wittes. Tamara Wittes was a senior advisor to Secretary of State Clinton and a senior advisor to the Clinton campaign.” HT to commenter Browndog at Althouse.

    If true, and this appears to be, Comey is a creep, whiny tattle, and Clinton stooge. Odds are going up that he has been a major leaker through his out of power equally stoogey and too talkative “friends”. Kiss up and kick down comes to mind until caught. Then he goes sneakier. They are so dumb they are exposing themselves.

  8. Update: Today President Donald J. Trump becomes a great, truly transformative, American President! In the center of the Islamic world, to 50 leaders of the Muslim world and the watching Muslim world, in many ways echoing the Egyptian President’s great New Year’s Day speech in 2015 to the umma, President Trump will bluntly speak:

    According to excerpts of the speech released by the White House, Trump will call on Arab leaders to confront “Islamist extremism”, and portray fighting “terrorism” as a battle between good and evil.

    This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,” the excerpts said.

    That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

    The nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children,” Trump was expected to say.

    America hating, Jew hating, Islamist terrorist pal Barack Hussein Obama coddled, appeased, protected, Muslim terrorists. In his disgusting ahistorical speech in Cairo to the Muslim world Barack Obama distorted history and insulted Jews and the freedom loving West. Barack Obama to Muslim leaders was camel dung because of his cowardice and his appeasement of Muslim terror and calls for “understanding”. What Muslim leaders who want to fight terror (such as Al-Sisi) need is a strong American president. President Donald J. Trump is a strong American president who today Makes America Great Again on the world stage.


  9. Obama attacked Al-Sisi as Al-Sisi put his own life in danger by speaking the truth to the Muslim world. Egyptian President Al-Sisi in 2015:

    Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!

    I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema—Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now. [snip]

    I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move… because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.

    Barack Obama attacked Al-Sisi and spent American taxpayer dollars to defeat Netanyahu in the Israeli elections. President Trump is on the side of Egyptian President Al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

  10. This Trump fella doesn’t rest. This is his early Sunday schedule:

    9:00 am A bilateral with the King of Bahrain

    9:20 am A bilateral with the Amir of Qatar

    9:50 am A bilateral with the President of Egypt

    11:10 am A United States – Gulf Cooperation Council Meeting

    12:45 pm A bilateral with the Amir of Kuwait

    1:05 pm A bilateral with the Deputy Prime Minister of Oman

    2:25 pm A reception – Heads of State

    3:00 pm Arab Islamic American Summit Luncheon

    4:15 pm Arab Islamic American Summit featuring President Trump Speech

    7:50 pm Opening of Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology

    8:25 pm Tweeps forum (The biggest interactive event that connects young people interested in social media with social media pioneers to engage in a meaningful discussion about social media topics, and share creative and positive ideas.)

    That is President Trump’s Sunday. What have you done this Sunday?

    In one day President Trump does more that Obama did in 8 years. President Trump in one day helps America more than the last two presidents did in 16 years.

  11. Foxyladi14, today is a great moment in history. President Trump today becomes the leader of the Free World. Today the great promise of Donald J. Trump pays off. This is all very astonishing.

    Can’t wait to hear the full speech.

    To add to our astonishment is the presence of Jared Kushner (directly behind the Saudi King, seen by the entire Muslim world) who is Jewish at this great speech to Muslim leaders, along with Ivanka, who converted to Judaism. Astonishing, Amazing!

  12. President Trump, at the podium. Starts off great with a history of American-Saudi relations to the founding of the Kingdom.

  13. the BM is petty…they miss the ‘big picture’ and as I incredibly heard Jake Tapper say this morning, they worry about “their bees in their bonnets”

    small, nit picking people, who for the sake of taking out PDT would put our own country at risk and prevent real progress…progress than can truly promote peace and bring people together…and goodwill and cooperation … and bridge our differences in common goals for the common good…

    …and work to eliminate violence…barbaric violence…

    BM wants to hide the truth from the American people and brainwash our people with nonsense and distortions…

    can anyone imagine if watching the last two days the reaction these petty people would have if this amazing progress and bringing together of people…and the muslim world…was instead of PDT, BO…
    these same petty, dishonest people would be falling all over themselves and going on about how HISTORIC AND WONDERFUL it is…but because it is PDT…CNN, MSNBC are worrying about ‘bees in their bonnets’

    small, petty, dishonest, jealous people…dangerous people

    I will never have any faith in the Dim party again…they are immature and have no vision…small, immature, destructive and dishonest people…such a shame for what was once a great party that I loved and that represented the American people…now they are a bunch of crooks operating at not even a high school level… a student in high school would know better than to organize people and tell them to say “Fck PDT” and give the middle finger…this is the level of the current Dim party…
    they teach our young how NOT TO BE…they have really become dangerous and disgusting…!

  14. VP Pence is also giving a great kick-ass speech at Notre Dame commencement. VP Pence praised Trump for his speech in Saudi Arabia. Pence said his greatest honor is to be President Trump’s VP.

    Pence also attacked suppression of political speech on campuses.


    Donald Trump insisted in his first presidential speech addressing global ‘Islamic extremism’ that Muslim leaders must scare would-be terrorists into submission, warning them about the impact suicide bombings will have on their immortal souls.

    ‘Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity,’ Trump said in a sumptuous Saudi ballroom that put Mar-a-Lago to shame.

    If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be fully condemned,‘ he said.

    ‘Heroes don’t kill innocents,’ a confident Trump declared at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh. ‘They save them.’

    The president urged 55 world leaders from Arab and other Muslim nations to ‘drive out’ terrorists from every corner of their lives – including mosques.

    ‘Drive them out!’ he said. ‘Drive them out of your places of worship, Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy lands, and drive them out of this earth,’ he trumpeted.

    Trump’s performance was forceful at times but largely a cautious, measured and presidential-sounding effort, raising his voice only once.

    With God’s help this summit will mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread its vile creed,’ the president said.

    Trump insisted that fighting terrorism is ‘a battle between good and evil,’ not between ‘different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.’

    Terrorists do not worship God. They worship death,‘ Trump declared. ‘If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result.’

    He predicted that in the absence of multi-nation commitments to action, ‘peaceful societies will be engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.’

    And if the world doesn’t unite to fight ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and other groups, he said, ‘not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, we will be judged by God.’

    Trump said Middle Eastern nations ‘can’t wait’ for the U.S. to solve the terror problem for them.

    Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization,‘ he said.

    He called defeating global terrorism ‘history’s great test,’ as he urged summit attendees to ‘vanquish the forces that terrorism brings with it every single time.’

    ‘Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence and innocent from hatred,’ Trump said.

    Still, the president shied away from referring specifically to ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’ a phrase he lambasted both his predecessor Barack Obama and his election opponent Hillary Clinton for avoiding.

    Instead he said prevailing ‘means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds.

    The White House’s prepared remarks were different, citing ‘Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.’
    ‘Islamist’ is a term meant to apply more to governments and movements than to individuals motivated by religion to sow chaos.

    This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it,‘ Trump said, reading from teleprompters.

    Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud seemed to agree with Trump’s most aggressive and foreboding statement – that jihadi terrorists place their souls at risk.

    ‘Our way to achieve the goals of our religion and win everlasting life in heaven is to promote the tolerant values of Islam, which are based in peace and moderation,’ he said in introducing Trump from behind a desk onstage.

    There is no honor in committing murder,’ he said through a translator. ‘Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. … it considers killing an innocent soul tantamount to killing all of humanity.’

    Salman called on Gulf Cooperation Council leaders to ‘reject extremism, work on fighting all forms of terrorism, stop its financing and its propagation, dry up its sources, and stand firm in confronting this scourge that poses a danger to all of humanity.’
    And he pledged to prosecute terrorists and terror financing, to ‘eradicate’ the ISIS terror army ‘and other terrorist organizations regardless of their religious, sect or ideology.’

    President Trump spoke before the GCC members at an Arab Islamic American Summit event in Riyadh, telling them that ‘every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.’

    He insisted that heads of state begin ‘standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.’

    But Trump didn’t demand that nations embrace broad cultural or political changes as a condition of working with the United States.
    Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption,’ he pledged.

    We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention.’

    Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God,’ Trump said.

    His speech came just hours after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with six Persian Gulf to counter global terrorism by cracking down on people and groups who finance violent jihadis.

    Trump, in his address, urged nations to ‘cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay their fighters and help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.’

    ‘We must stop what they’re doing to inspire, because they do nothing to inspire but kill,‘ he said.

    ‘Inspire’ is the English-language online propaganda magazine of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

    The Gulf Cooperation Council nations who agreed to the measure include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Among the agreement’s components is the establishment of a center in Riyadh to fight extremism – especially online.

    White House deputy national security advisor Dina Powell told reporters in Riyadh on Sunday that the pact represents the ‘farthest reaching commitment to not finance terrorist organizations,’ and said the U.S. Treasury Department will monitor terror financing in Gulf states.

    ‘The unique piece of it is that every single one of them are signatories on how they are responsible and will actually prosecute the financing of terrorism – including individuals, Powell said.

    The president’s two-day stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia marks just the first stage of a nine-day international trip that will see him next in Israel, and then Rome, Brussels and a small resort town in Sicily.

    The agenda includes NATO and G7 meetings, along with talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and an audience with Pope Francis.
    But Sunday’s anti-terror speech in the Saudi kingdom was Job One, widely seen as Trump’s first chance to have a global impact on a subject that helped propel him to the White House.

    ‘We can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong – and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden,’ the president said.

    ‘Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.
    America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security. But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them.‘ [snip]

    Trump’s speech, largely crafted by hard-line aide Stephen Miller, highlighted the advancement of American interests while not condemning his audience’s religion.

    America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture – we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,‘ he said.
    ‘Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all.’
    ‘I know that our time together will bring many blessings to your people and mine,’ he said, announcing that he ‘a message of friendship, hope and love.’

    He insisted that leaders focus on ‘protecting equality’ in the Arab world, and cultivating a region with ‘Christians, Muslims and Jews living side by side.’

    We must practice tolerance and respect for each other again,’ he said, insisting on a social system where ‘every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity can enjoy a life of dignity and hope.’

  16. Mormaer

    May 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    “The source behind the New York Times Comey memo article is the husband of a Clinton advisor. Source Benjamin Wittes is married to Clinton advisor Tamara Wittes. Tamara Wittes was a senior advisor to Secretary of State Clinton and a senior advisor to the Clinton campaign.”

    Wittes is Judas Iscariot.

    Fry him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Clue: he writes for left wing and RINO publications, and he is married to a Clinton apparatchik.

    Hardly surprising.

    Wittes was born in 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended a Jewish day school in New York,[5] and graduated from Oberlin College in 1990. He is married to Tamara Cofman Wittes.

    Wittes brings a non-lawyer’s perspective to legal journalism, which has been his primary pursuit. After a stint covering the U.S. Justice Department and federal regulatory agencies for Legal Times,[1] he was an editorial writer (1997–2006) for The Washington Post, concentrating on legal affairs.
    Publications Wittes has written for include The Atlantic and The New Republic for which he wrote regular columns, and Slate, Wilson Quarterly, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review.

  17. Hopefully Trump will be true to his promises re Israel as so far the noise coming out of his spokesperson (s) is not at all different than Obama. Np moving capital, not recognizing Western Wall as part of Israel, condemning settlements , refusing Bibi to accompany him to Wall, canceling a planned dinner Monday evening among respective staff. I knew Mattis and McMaster were no friends of Israel. I guess Kushner doesn’t have as much influence as the media credits him for. Given Saudi Arabia weapons that can hurt Israel’s military edge( one day there will be upheaval in Saudi Arabia and who knows when that dictatorship will fall to radicals). Trump, while not openly hating Jews and Israel like Obama, seems indifferent at best. I guess will see how it plays out and I hope to be wrong .

  18. FOX news has become complete garbage in less than a year. Cannot believe the people they have commenting. They are as bad, if not worse, than CNN.

    I am giving serious consideration to dropping my cable.

  19. Big day tomorrow for ObamaCare (via biased anti-Trump Politico):

    President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to end payments of key Obamacare subsidies, a move that could send the health law’s insurance markets into a tailspin, according to several sources familiar with the conversations. [snip]

    The payments, estimated at $7 billion for this year, go to insurance companies to reduce deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers — an estimated 7 million people in 2017. Insurers are on the hook under the health law to keep paying even if the federal money stops. [snip]

    The issue is coming to a head: On Monday, the Trump administration has to inform the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia how it wants to resolve a lawsuit the House Republicans brought against the Obama administration saying the White House was making the payments without congressional approval. The White House and House could also ask for a 90-day hold on the case. [snip]

    In a statement, the administration said the White House has told Congress it will continue the payments through May but no commitment has been made beyond that.

    “No final decisions have been made at this time, and all options are on the table,” the statement said.

    The administration has said in the past it would continue to make the payments while the lawsuit, House v. Price, is pending. The D.C. District Court ruled in 2016 that the Obama administration had been illegally funding the program. The Obama administration appealed that decision, but the court did not rule on the issue before Trump was sworn in.

  20. I just had what I think is an interesting thought…

    after PDT’s past two days in Saudi Arabia and in the company of many of the most prominent Muslim leaders in the Muslim world, who honored PDT with their red carpet treatment…I wonder how this will now effect the 9th Circuit Court’s opinions/rulings regarding PDT and his so called bias towards “muslims”

    It kind of makes their position laughable and blows them out of the water…

  21. President Trump Attends Opening of Global Center for Combatting Extremism 5/21/17 with Muslim leaders

  22. President Trump fighting to stop Obama henchmen corruption which costs American taxpayers billions in fraud:

    Federal prosecutors slapped a multi-billion dollar Medicare fraud charge against United Health Group (UHG) and a key subsidiary President Barack Obama’s former top insurance official once headed, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    It was the third time health fraud charges have been filed against United and its two major subsidiaries, Optum and OptumInsight. [snip]

    Andy Slavitt, who led the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Obama and the Obamacare health insurance program, was CEO of OptumInsight and Group Executive Vice President for Optum where the fraud allegedly was committed. [snip]

    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged “UHG knowingly obtained inflated risk adjustment payments based on untruthful and inaccurate information about the health status of beneficiaries enrolled in UHG’s Medicare Advantage Plans throughout the United States.”

    The suit was filed under the False Claims Act, which allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of recovered funds if their charges of fraud against the government are successful.

    Prosecutors identified the whistleblower as Benjamin Poehling, the former Director of Finance for UHG’s Medicare & Retirement program.

    Earlier this month in “United States ex rel. Swoben v. Secure Horizons,” the Justice Department joined in another false claims case against UHG, charging it submitted similar false claims under Medicare. James Swoben, a consultant to the risk adjustment health industry, filed the allegations.

    Slavitt’s previous firm paid a $400 million settlement in 2009 — then the largest single health insurance settlement in the sector’s history — when his company fraudulently calculated reimbursements for out-of-network medical services provided to policyholders. [snip]

    When Slavitt left Optum and United to join CMS in 2013, he had so many conflicts the Office of Government Ethics awarded him a broad “ethics waiver.” He also was permitted to pocket, $4.8 million in UHG stock tax free.

    Tuesday’s suit addressed the company’s decision to collect “inflated” risk adjustment payments ranging over a decade. [snip]

    UHG allegedly used phony diagnostic codes about its customers, claiming they were sicker than the information reflected in their real medical records. Those codes were sent to CMS, allowing United to collect higher Medicare Advantage payments.

    “For payment years 2010 to 2015 combined, United obtained over $3 billion in additional risk adjustment payments from Medicare,” federal prosecutors estimated.

    United improperly generated and reported skewed data artificially inflating beneficiaries’ risk scores and retained payments to which it was not entitled,” the prosecutors contended. [snip]

    Prosecutors said UHG “incentivized” doctors to overstate the medical condition of their patients through “gainsharing agreements.”

    United “incentivized these providers to increase the number of diagnoses that they reported to United and to report diagnoses for more severe medical conditions,” prosecutors charged. [snip]

    The Justice Department charged senior executives at United would set “revenue targets” for the Medicare Advantage program, and they changed diagnostic codes when it looked like they would fail to meet their goals.

    “Prior to the start of each annual cycle, United’s senior executives set a revenue target for the program,” according to DOJ. “United’s senior executives then closely monitored the progress of the program and, if the forecast did not look like the program would achieve the revenue target, United made changes to the diagnostic coding being performed by the coders.” [snip

    Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Justice Department’s Civil Division announced the case. President Trump appointed him to his position in January.

    Drain the Swamp, save billions of dollars.

  23. GRRRR LET ME IN! lol

    I guess I’m stuck having all 3 internet servers open all the time – my reading websites are on chrome, my bill and work sites are on firefox,, and I’ll have His44 on IE. lol

    And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

    It’s not just ISIS that does those things – I hope the wider Muslim world finally evolves.

  24. FOXY! How do you bring over a whole tweet? I would like to be able to do that, too.


    President of Egypt: “Let me say you have a UNIQUE PERSONALITY that is capable of doing the impossible.”

    Trump: “I agree.”

    (Aides laugh.)

    Besides the fact that two Jews were there with Trump, I think this also is very telling. Can anyone imagine the aides to any of these dictators laughing good-naturedly when the leader agrees that he himself is a special person? They’d probably get their heads cut off.

  25. Trump security in Israel:

    JERUSALEM — You’ve heard of armored vehicles for world leaders and A-list celebrities. Now President Donald Trump is about to get an armored hotel suite.

    A huge security operation has been launched that aims to envelop the president and his 1,000-person entourage during his visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem next week.

    Trump’s accommodation during the second stop on his trip will be a bomb-proof, poison gas-proof and bulletproof hotel room built to withstand the collapse of the entire building, according to Sheldon Ritz, operations manager for Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.

    “The presidential suites have independent air conditioning in case of a gas attack and are built to withstand a RPG [rocket-propelled grenade],” he said of the super-luxurious suites that cost around $5,700 per night. “But still the U.S. is bringing rocket-proof glass to put in front of the window.”

    “If the whole hotel blows up the suite will come down in one piece, so maybe a few broken bones, but they will be alive,” said Ritz, adding that the King David would become a “mini White House.”

    In order to prevent explosives-laden cars from ramming the hotel, two buses full of heavy equipment will be placed at the entrance to the main road. Balloons carrying infrared cameras will float above the building while bomb-spotting robots will lurk in sewers beneath it.

    Every piece of food for the president will be certified as safe, with a tester overseen by Israeli and U.S. security officials perusing every meal destined for Trump and his family.

    The hotel — which has been targeted before, most famously in 1946 when militant Zionists fighting for an independent state bombed the building and killed 91 — is only part of the plan to safeguard the president.

    Israel’s Operation “Blue Shield” will involve undercover police, special patrols, motorcycle officers, sniffer dogs and helicopters.

    More than 10,000 police officers will be tasked with securing his trip throughout Jerusalem, the restive holy city that both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital.

    “The level of security will be at its highest,” said Micky Rosenfeld, a spokesman for the Israeli police. “It is a top priority that there is close coordination with the U.S., making sure the visit goes exactly according to plan.”

    Palestinian officials also said they were working with the U.S. on logistics, such as Trump’s crossing from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

    “All the roads he will be passing through will be secured and emptied of vehicles,” said Maj. Gen. Adnan Damiri, the spokesperson for the Palestinian security forces. “Armored cars and police dogs trained to detect explosive materials will be used in cooperation with American security.”

    On Thursday, local media began reporting that a full-blown U.S. airlift had begun. Laden with equipment and dozens of vehicles, around 30 C-17 military planes arrived in Israel. [snip]

    Back at the King David, workers are preparing for Sunday when the U.S. delegation will transform the hotel into a fortress ahead of the president’s arrival the following day.

    The hotel’s 233 rooms will be occupied not only by Trump and his family but also the U.S. Secret Service, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, as well as Israeli security officials, according to Ritz.

    He added: “Nothing is taken for chance so Trump and his family will be very safe.”

    Now we can sleep without too much worry.

  26. It’s crazy. A country that loves us is the most dangerous for him – but not because of the Jews.


    I have read many times that the “Palestinians” actually came from Jordan and another country I can’t remember. But those countries don’t take them back, because they want them right where they are, trying to get rid of Israel.

    Now I’ve read more. The Jews had that land forever, including 1000 years before Islam was even invented! At one point the Romans wanted to take the “stink” of Jews off of it, so they named it Palestine. But it was never the homeland of these people calling themselves “Palestinians”. So now I think the two-state solution isn’t right. It should all belong to Israel. Let the “Palestinians” and Hamas, their elected terrorist government, fall into the sea.

  27. Nice welcoming in Israel. Very historic for him to fly from Saudi Arabia to Israel. MSM negative and trying to bring up new bs story to detract from what has been Trump’s initial success on his first foreign trip as POTUS.

  28. wbboei
    May 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Wittes is Judas Iscariot.

    Fry him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Clue: he writes for left wing and RINO publications, and he is married to a Clinton apparatchik.

    Wittes and his wife are looking at hard times with the gravy train drying up. SHE didn’t get her Hillary job and because SHE doesn’t have that particular job HE has nothing to sell with his inside baseball prose. Like Comey they are outside the sphere of influence due to the surprise election results. The swamp creatures are still very miffed at the lack of federal funds which will be coming their way. The Dem/Hillary/Obama graft machine was supposed to be a sure thing. All that crying on election night was over empty envelopes instead of the expected paychecks, stipends, fees, perks, limos, and cocktail parties for ugly people. I do wonder if they were paid to make fools of themselves or if it is just a little lagniappe for brownie points. The NYT printing dear diary reviews by low level apparatchiks claiming to be Comey “friends” is funny. He shows his professional notes of meeting to third tier journalists and their oppo wives? Sad.

  29. The visit of President Trump was a smashing success for the Saudis. And they summoned all of Islam except for the really big criminals (Iran) and told them get in line or get lost. Their new center of the glowing orb to fight EVIL was a nice touch. I see it as a cue that they are not giving money to UN creeps, globalist bull-shitters, professional grifters, and FOUNDATIONS specifically Clinton and Obama (and their endless do-nothing do-gooders). It must be a blow to the Obama’s were have been bowing for that moolah for years.

    The US “professional” intelligentsia are having trouble with the fact that this is a newish Saudi king, with different influential children, and is not exactly the same as the last two or ten. What the “intelligentsia” learned in college, on Wall St, or in the State departments of yesteryear is out of date. The Sauds are trying to crawl of out the dark ages and President Trump is encouraging them to do it in their own way. They have their own think tanks and “foundation” now and are not going to fund others. And they made it very clear their target is Iran. Who grotesquely enabled Iran and is now on their shit list? Obama. A ripple effect may begin with that.

  30. Big media lives in an alternative universe, where facts don’t matter. The sun revolves around the earth for them. And they of course are the earth.

    Huge Arms Sale to Saudis Makes Trump-Russia Collusion Ridiculous

    It won’t, but if anything should put paid forever to the tedious Trump-Russia collusion meme that dominates our media as nothing since Monica Lewinsky, it should be the billion-dollar arms deal just brokered by our president with Saudi Arabia.

    Nothing could be worse for Russia. Indeed it’s disastrous for them, but you won’t hear word one to that effect from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, etc. They have bet their diminishing houses that Trump or one or two of his people said something equivocal on a phone call to a Russky or got paid too much for a speech. In their unresolved anger cum geriatric liberal orthodoxy, they live in an alternative universe divorced from reality.

    Why? It should be obvious but I’ll state it anyway. Not very long ago Ronald Reagan built up U.S. armaments not to go to war with the Soviet Union, but to bankrupt it out of existence. It worked. The same thing is going on here, as anyone with the proverbial pulse should notice. Selling three hundred and fifty billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia is not just aimed at the obvious target — Iran. It is also aimed at Iran’s big brother Russia. And there is no way that relatively impoverished oligarchy can possibly keep up, not in the long run anyway. They don’t have the rubles.


    Trump is an enemy of Russia in a way that Obama and Clinton never dreamed of being. He has also countered the Iran deal and its unconscionable financial bailout to the mullahs that has enabled them to support — via cash, arms or their own troops — Hezbollah, Hamas, the Houthis in Yemen, Assad, and who knows who else.

    Nevertheless, much of the media was taking the opportunity to point out that Iran had just elected a “moderate” leader. Not surprisingly, they were willfully blind to the anti-democratic rules of Iranian elections — only those approved by the mullahs’ Assembly of Experts can run — and to the fact that the supposedly moderate Rouhani had jailed (and hanged) more political opponents than Ahmadinejad and has a worse human rights record than his hardline predecessor, according even to the UN.

    But that’s our media — live by the meme, die by the meme. Or shall we say — the ends justify the meme?

  31. I see the professional sneerers in media and social sheep herds have come up with their coordinated sneer of the day regarding the glowing orb. Trump is the primary target but the Saud also since they are not kissing Persian, nor Obama ass. Don’t think Muslims, who reputedly believe in a magic horse carrying the prophet to heaven, won’t notice the sneering denigration and resent the hell out of it. The orb’s audience was not American lefties, nor European globalists, but the people of the Middle East and all Muslims. Again they are so blinded by bigotry and their own poor loser status they are ignoring cause and effect. You can bet the glowing orb is causing heartburn in Tehran.

  32. Newt is driving the Dims kookier. But it is the Dims that defend themselves by saying “serious charges” against Trump must be investigated.
    Well, here is a serious charge that by the Dims’ own logic must be investigated by Mueller:

    “We have this very strange story now of this young man who worked for the Democratic National Committee, who apparently was assassinated at 4 in the morning, having given WikiLeaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments.”

    “Nobody’s investigating that, and what does that tell you about what’s going on? Because it turns out, it wasn’t the Russians. It was this young guy who, I suspect, was disgusted by the corruption of the Democratic National Committee. He’s been killed, and apparently nothing serious has been done to investigative his murder. So I’d like to see how Mueller is going to define what his assignment is.

    And if it is only narrowly Trump, the country will not learn what it needs to learn about foreign involvement in American politics.”

    There’s supposed to be some news about this on Hannity tonight.

  33. From One America News:

  34. The Seth Rich thing is really outrageous. He survived the attack and the internet gossip is that he was actually murdered in the hospital. Messy, very messy and nasty.

  35. So, Comey wants to speak with Mueller before Comey says anything!!! Collusion.

    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Monday said he will postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after speaking with former FBI Director James Comey, who had been invited to testify.

    “Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed. @GOPoversight,” Chaffetz tweeted.

  36. The “Resistance” is futile:

    DNC reports worst April of fundraising since 2009

    The Democratic National Committee reported its worst April of fundraising since 2009, according to Federal Election Commission records released Monday.

    The DNC reported taking in $4.7 million last month. While this is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC hauled $8.5 million last year, and nearly $5 million in 2015. Between 2010 and 2014, the Democrats received anywhere from $6.3 million to $14.4 million per year.

    However, the drop in donations coincides with an effort by DNC Chair Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to rally support for the party. The two traveled the country on a “unity tour.”

    The Republican National Committee’s April numbers more than doubled its counterpart. The RNC reported raising $9.6 million in April and holding $41 million cash on hand. The DNC said it has $8.8 million on hand.

    Keep it up!

  37. So, Comey wants to speak with Mueller before Comey says anything!!! Collusion.

    and this is allowed?? wtf! fake news, fake charges, fake investigation, fake justice, fake, fake, fake.

  38. BREAKING on OAN…

    they are reporting that PDT will be firing 3 WH staffers when he returns from his trip, they have been identified as leakers, including one leak regarding the laptops and airlines info

    again 3 staffers to be fired for criminal leaking of a classified nature

  39. sorry admin, did not see your ‘scoop’

    let’s spread the good news…

    (need to see Powell’s name at some point)

  40. Admin
    The “Resistance” is futile:


    Admin…who but only the most immature and “radical” types would want to associate themselves with these spoiled brats…who in their right mind, with all that is going on in the world, would want to put POWER and authority into the hands of these nincompoops…

    Grow the hell up Dims…you have no manners, you are rude and immature and worst of all…you have no vision for the country…and nothing to offer the middle class

    as admin says…Keep it up…you will be reduced to the party of dog catchers soon enough

  41. This confirms what I have been saying since DAY 1 about McMaster. A general who has no problem betraying the commander in chief, deserves a firing squad, not a fourth star. He is a latter day Benedict Arnold. He is banana republic material/

    BUSTED: Sources Confirm NatSec Advisor H. R. McMaster & His Deputy Dina Powell Are Leaking To The Anti-Trump Media

    Two separate National Security Council sources have confirmed that National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell have been leaking negative material about President Donald J. Trump to their allies in the anti-Trump media, GotNews can exclusively report.

    “It’s very hard when your boss, the President, and your boss, the NSC advisor, see the world so differently,” says one staffer, who opposes regime change in Syria.

    Staffers on the National Security Council describe a culture of intimidation, especially for those who didn’t come in under McMaster and support the Trump campaign’s commitment to put America First.

    “It’s like the Bush years never ended,” notes one staffer who didn’t come in under McMaster. “I didn’t sign up for this shit and the American people didn’t vote for it.”

    The staffer also doubts that Democrats are to blame for withholding security clearances, especially for those with ties to General Michael Flynn. The Pentagon under Secretary Mattis has been working with Senator John McCain to deny security clearances over the fictitious Russia investigation.

    Senator John McCain was working with his long-time political ally James Comey. That FBI background process may have become easier now that Comey is gone.

    McMaster uses Powell to plant negative stories in the Washington, D.C. media, our sources tell us.

    “We all know she slept her way to the top of NSC, working her way from the receptionist desk at Dick Armey’s office,” notes one NSC staffer. “She has zero qualifications and given her ties to Huma Abedin is a security risk.”

    Dina Powell, who is often described as “The Republican Huma Abedin,” is a member of Vital Voices, an organization founded and co-chaired by Hillary Clinton

  42. Appointing this never Trumper to the top security position was a self inflicted wound. Now that has happened, it would be a grave mistake for Trump to let this traitor go gently into that good night. He needs to make an example of him that will reverberate across the political landscape, and warn others who are tempted to go down a similar path that their careers and their reputations will be dragged through the mud, and they will be persona no grata.

  43. We need to make explicit that which is implicit in the above disclosure.

    We know McMaster is a puppet of Pateraus.

    We know that Patereus wants a massive land war in Afghanistan.

    We know that McMaster has formulated such a plan.

    We know Trump has rejected it.

    We know that McMaster is now seeking to destroy Trump.

    As a general, this smacks of Benedict Arnold.

    But as the head of National Security, it smacks of Kim Philby

    I never realized they taught a course in treason at West Point.

  44. We are living in an alternative universe where the head of national security is a Guinness Book of World Records leaker of top secret information.

    Question: if you cannot trust your national security chief who can you trust.

    (Comment: the question assumes we are not living in a banana republic, which is becoming more obvious by the day.)

  45. [From CNN “news” item claiming Trump asked two senior officials to clear him publicly of Russian wrongdoing]:

    In a response to CNN, a White House spokesperson, who declined to be identified by name, said: “The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals. The President will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people.”

    Yes! Finally! That should be the WH’s stock answer to all fake news from now on.

  46. About time!
    African American Caucus leaders looking for answers as to why U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ microphone was cut off
    Waters, in her 14th term, was in the middle of a rousing anti-Trump speech….
    And it had to be AA leaders to head the investigation. No less will do.

  47. Fake News. Fox News is going down not because of any Trump troubles. Fox News is going down because of being anti-Trump, and a terrible line up of shows. The only one doing well is Trump stalwart Hannity. Fake News tries to blame Trump instead of those at real fault, the anti-Trumps at Fox News:

    Cable News Ratings Upheaval: Maddow and Cooper Dominate, Fox Slips With Rare Week at No. 3

    A week filled with developments from the Trump administration has MSNBC leading primetime and CNN boasting total day demo victories.
    There hasn’t been a horse race like this in cable news in quite some time… if ever.

    A week of humbling headlines for the embattled Trump administration proved to be ratings pay dirt for CNN and MSNBC, each of which scored significant victories in different day parts. Simultaneously, Fox News Channel posted its first five-day streak at No. 3 in primetime since 2000.

    Both CNN and MSNBC nabbed big wins among adults 25-54, with CNN winning total day in the key demo for the workweek and MSNBC scoring in primetime. Though it was a tight race between 8 and 11 p.m. throughout the week, FNC ranked below the other two for the first time in almost 17 years.

    Standout telecasts include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. With Bill O’Reilly now out of play in the 8 o’clock time slot for more than a month, Cooper placed No. 1 for the hour Monday through Friday. (The last time CNN had such a streak in the hour was during coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.) MSNBC and FNC traded off the No. 2 slot, with O’Reilly replacement Tucker Carlson coming in at No. 3 on several nights.

    Rachel Maddow remains the biggest story in cable news. Her nightly dominance now a safe bet, the anchor’s MSNBC show topped the week among adults 25-54 with an average 760,000 viewers in the key news demo. Maddow is driving MSNBC to a record streak. Last week marked its second consecutive one atop the demo in primetime — and the first ever with a win among total viewers.

    All three networks are up significantly from the same period a year ago — and even with its string of nights at No. 3, FNC is still winning the month of May in both primetime and total day. (That’s in the demo and total viewers.) But with CNN and MSNBC on its heels in different day parts, this last week will prove to be make-or-break for all parties.

    The confluence of events here is a decidedly unique one. CNN certainly benefits from fast-moving stories, and MSNBC is no doubt getting opposition eyeballs as the Republican government battles crisis after crisis, but the fact that FNC’s comparatively weaker narrative comes amidst massive programming shifts cannot be ignored. Its primetime lineup is virtually unrecognizable from the one that finished 2016 (the biggest year in cable news history) on top.

    With Megyn Kelly now at NBC and Bill O’Reilly podcasting somewhere, Sean Hannity is the only network stalwart holding down the FNC lineup.

    Fox News chryons are constantly attacking Trump with fake headlines running in a loop of anti-Trump spin. Fox Business News is much much better on Trump and reality based news.

  48. Rush asks how can the man depicted by big media as a complete boob, be doing a tremendous job of uniting the middle east. More specifically, how can the president who went to the middle east be the same man as the one in Washington who has upset the apple cart in Washington. The answer is that big media is 110% behind a false defamatory narrative. Therefore, CNN is not covering his trip to the Holy Land–even though they alone are uniquely equipped to cover every aspect of it. It conflicts with their narrative. Trump got Saudi Arabia to contribute $100 million to world bank women entrepenuers fund, and now CNN is saying this is a pay to play scheme benefitting Ivanka, this from the same people who gave Hillary a pass on the Clinton global initiative which was in fact a pay to play scheme.

  49. Statement from Kim Dotcom:


    I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.

    Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.

    I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.

    “He wanted to change that from the inside.”
    I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

    The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

    I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

    If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.


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