Showing posts with label Trumpism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trumpism. Show all posts

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Good Move

Trump issues orders banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in 45 days if they are not sold by Chinese parent companies

By Nikki Carvajal and Caroline Kelly, CNN

Updated 7:26 AM ET, Fri August 7, 2020

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders that would ban the social media app TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies.
The orders, which use similar language, do not state that a certain amount of money from the sale needs to be sent to the US Treasury Department, which the President has been insisting on for several days.
The order regarding TikTok prohibits after 45 days "any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.," the Chinese company that owns the social media platform.
The move turns up the pressure on negotiations over the popular video app's future through a potential sale. The dramatic back and forth began when Trump said last Friday night that he would ban TikTok from operating in the United States using emergency economic powers or an executive order.

Tencent just became Trump's new target in the tech war with China
Microsoft said Sunday that it was pushing forward with talks to acquire the app following a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and the President. On Monday, Trump set September 15 as the deadline for TikTok to find a US buyer. Failing to do so, he said, would lead him to shut down the

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Trump is going to win!

How Secure Is Biden’s Lead?

The drumbeat of polls showing Biden with a big lead over Trump is unrelenting. The RealClear Politics poll (actually an average of many different polls; a good statistical technique) shows Biden with an 8.6-point lead over Trump (49.3% for Biden versus 40.7% for Trump).
Of course, national polls don’t mean much because the U.S. does not have national elections, we have state-by-state votes for Electoral College electors.
But a lead of over 8-points is significant; even adjusting for skew and other biases,

Thursday, July 23, 2020

McEnany: Chicago mayor needs to admit she needs federal help

Trump is going to Win

It is certainly not post time, but as the presidential candidates near the starting gate, the widespread narrative that Joe Biden is way out in front of President Donald Trump finally has some honest to goodness data to contrast that perception. It comes from one of the few polling outfits that got it right last time – Rasmussen.
White House Watch is a weekly survey conducted by Rasmussen that began only three weeks ago. It’s one of the few polls worth watching because of the methodology of the study – more on that later. First, let’s get to the results: In week one, Biden trounced Trump by ten points. In the second week, that lead winnowed down to three, and now Biden only holds a two-point lead on the president.
Here’s how the numbers pan out:
  • Biden – 47%
  • Trump – 45%
  • Other – 5%
  • Undecided 4%
Donald Trump
The reason Rasmussen’s White House Watch is worth our attention lies in the simplicity and thorough method by which it is conducted. Democrats like to belittle the folks at Rasmussen, but this appears to be without any factual basis. The question they asked was direct: “If the presidential race in 2020 was between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, who would you vote for?” Unlike other polls, the query does not lead the respondent, nor does it endeavor to coax a preferred outcome.
The crosstabs demonstrate a desire to take the pulse of the people rather than to fulfill a narrative. Twenty-five hundred likely voters were surveyed between July 15 – 16 and 19 – 21. Of these, 33% self-identified as Republican and 37% as Democrat. Another 30% responded “other” regarding party affiliation.
In terms of racial make-up, 69% were white, 12% black, and 18% listed as “other.” This closely mirrors the U.S. population. Rasmussen clearly makes an effort to reflect the racial composition of the electorate, and they take the same care with gender. The White House Watch surveyed 47% men and 53% women. In 2016 73.7 million women voted to 63.8 million men. Going back as far as 1996, women have outnumbered men at the polls.
Bottom line – this is a survey that should be closely watched and taken seriously.
Joe Biden

But Wait, There’s More

One other small piece of thought-provoking news comes from – of all place – CNN. A CNN poll (which is done by an entirely different method) shows that Joe Biden “doesn’t seem to be as well liked as Clinton.” To make matters worse for the former vice president, “Historically, Trump is doing as well and probably even a touch better than Republicans normally do among Black voters,” according to a CNN analysis published on July 21, 2020. “Trump, if anything, is slightly more popular than he was among Black voters. His net favorability among Black voters is at -76 points, better than the -81 points he had at the end of the 2016 campaign,” wrote CNN’s Harry Enten.
These recent numbers from both Rasmussen and CNN demonstrate that we’ve got a real race dead ahead. The spring polls left many in Trump’s base just this side of panic if not more than a little depressed. But for now, at least, the president’s basket of deplorables can put the PROCAZ back in the medicine cabinet.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Advance team has already arrived!

Homeland Security sending 150 agents to Chicago this week: Could be on the streets as early as Wednesday

BY REBECCA KLAR - 07/20/20 12:54 PM EDT 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to send 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, The Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents are set to assist other federal law enforcement and Chicago police in crime-fighting efforts, the Tribune reported citing unnamed sources.

A specific plan on what the agents will be doing has not been made public, according to the Tribune. One city official told the newspaper that the city was aware of the plan but not any specifics.

The move would come as Democratic leaders have condemned the Trump administration for sending

Monday, July 20, 2020

Trump is going to win!

Pollster John McLaughlin: Media Surveys Deliberately Underplaying Trump Voters

Pollster John McLaughlin: Media Surveys Deliberately Underplaying Trump Voters
President Donald Trump (Getty Images)
By    |   Sunday, 19 July 2020 04:37 PM
Media polls are deliberately underplaying Republican voters by as much as 9% to give the false impression that President Donald Trump is well behind in the race for the November election, Trump

Federal Deployment is Imminent

Trump may deploy federal agents to Chicago this week: Portland-style response an option?
If Trump sends a Portland-style military action to Chicago, it would represent a dramatic escalation between Trump and Mayor Lightfoot.

By Lynn Sweet Jul 19, 2020, 9:14pm CDT

In a Sunday Twitter post, President Trump said, “Look at Portland, where the pols are just fine with 50 days of anarchy. We sent in help. Look at New York, Chicago, Philadelphia. NO!” Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Donald Trump and his administration hinted Sunday that federal agents may be deployed to Chicago as soon as this week to crack down on protests and gun violence in a military-style response similar to Portland, Oregon.

If Trump sends a Portland-style action to Chicago, it would represent a dramatic escalation between

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Next week

President Trump is planning to direct federal law enforcement “help” for Democratic-run cities that have seen a rise in violence this summer, calling

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Trump is getting ready to send in Feds, (FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshall, Army,) whatever it takes to stop the violence

does not deny that Chicago is more dangerous than Afghanistan 
President Donald Trump continued his relentless attacks on Chicago on Monday, saying from the White House, “Can you imagine if the country was run like Chicago and like New York and like some of these other Democrat super radical left cities are run?
“You wouldn’t have a country for very long,” he said, a wild overstatement.
Trump’s focus on crime in Chicago goes back to his 2016 campaign. His references to Chicago are frequent, coming as the sad reality is Chicago continues to struggle with shootings. During this past weekend, at least 64 people were shot and 13 died, victims of gun violence. Over the previous July 4th weekend, 79 people were shot and 15 died. 
The Trump White House is keeping tabs on these numbers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Don't count Trump out yet

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

Where was Biden when Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day? As his Party tweeted that Trump’s trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at “glorifying white supremacy,” Biden was wailing about the need “to rip the roots of systemic racism” out of America.
Speaking at Mount Rushmore on Friday, and from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race.
He seized upon an issue that can turn his fortunes around, and the wounded howls of the

Wednesday, June 10, 2020