We think it’s funny to watch the MSM cover the latest Trump polls and take delight in his 42% standing “as the lowest at this stage of any new President in 50 years”. What’s funny is they (the MSM) poll the President, congress and government and delight in the negatives. We think it’s funny that they never ask about American’s views of the MSM, which is at an all time low; even lower than the congress and less than half the President’s. There are few organizations or foundations held in lower esteem.
Speaking of which, did you see the study that said 89% of the coverage of the President since the inauguration is negative? It’s amazing he still has 42% support.
Isn’t it funny to watch MSM coverage of North Korea? It still appears to us as if they just discovered there is an issue after eight years of no mention. They have to still figure out how to blame Trump.
Here’s a story that should get bigger if they are fair. The Obama administration hid the fact that the men it let off the hook as part of a prisoner swap with Iran had been accused of supplying sensitive military equipment and electronics that could help Tehran’s nuclear program.
Politico reported, that under the January 2016 deal, the US released seven prisoners and dropped its cases against 14 fugitives. Three of seven men freed by the US — Bahram Mechanic, Khosrow Afghahi and Tooraj Faridi had been charged with supplying Iran with US-built electronics and other equipment that could be used in military systems, including missiles. Another, Nima Golestaneh, was allegedly behind a conspiracy to steal sensitive information, including software, from a Vermont defense contractor.
All 14 fugitives had stories, the worst was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who was charged with conspiring to procure thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Tehran, including hundreds of US-made pressure transducers for centrifuges used by Iran to enrich uranium.
Was this reported and known? Here’s a federal officer’s reaction: “They didn’t just dismiss a bunch of innocent business guys,” one former federal law-enforcement supervisor who worked on the cases told Politico. “And then they didn’t give a full story of it.”
Will the MSM report it now? Let’s see.
Yesterday we mentioned that funding for the wall was a losing issue for the administration in this week’s budget battle. This AM we hear the President is willing to “postpone” funding until September. Smart move. If you’re going to get in a public fight have an issue you can rally people around.
Finally, the President is ready to announce a lower corporate tax rate tomorrow. The idea is to make America competitive for companies tax wise. Encourage growth here, and bring back billions that are being held outside the country. So what we expect Democrat reaction to be to his 15% rate? I am betting they yell “no way” at the top of their voices and accuse the President of favoring his rich friends and driving up the deficit.
You see, forget business and jobs. The Democrats have never seen a tax cut they could support; or a spending program they wanted to stop or even limit. On tax cuts the deficit matters. On spending programs it doesn’t. Forget the fact this cut could drive growth and produce new revenues.