On Tuesday President Trump kept up his frantic pace. The MSM kept up their pettiness.
Before lunch he had met with the auto industry leaders and they came away committed to U.S. expansion.
Then he used his Obama eraser again. This time he signed five more executive orders. All were designed to speed approvals of high-profile energy and infrastructure projects to drive jobs.
One reversed the Obama ban on pipelines like the Keystone one. Trump approved them “with some restrictions”. Want to know a restriction? They must use U.S. steel for the lines. Trump wants the jobs from the pipeline; he says there are 28,000 plus the material that goes into them. Keystone was a lightning rod for Obama’s energy policy. They took seven years of review to make a decision, before ultimately killing it over environmental concerns.
Their will be major pushback. It took Bernie Sanders three minutes to promise a fight because of the environment. Michael Brune of the Sierra Club said “President Trump wil live to regret his actions this morning”. He said there will be “a wall of resistance the likes of which he never imagined.” Get ready.
He also signed an executive order fast-tracking approval for “high-priority infrastructure projects.” Under Trump’s order, any governor or Cabinet secretary can ask for a project to be designated as high-priority. If the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality approves, the project will go to the front of the line for any agency required to review and approve the project.
In two days Trump has made it clear, there is a new sheriff in town and he wants to create jobs. He is a man who said what he meant, and meant what he said. Things will be interesting as leftists push back.
On the media. You’ve heard them tout how woman are against Trump? Did you hear that white women actually voted for Trump over Hillary? Did you hear yesterday that he nominated a woman, Heather Wilson, to become the first Air Force Academy graduate to become secretary if the Air Force? I bet not.
You heard stories all over the MSM of General Flynn talking to the Russians in December and how that was the connection for all evil doing. Did you hear the FBI investigated and said there is nothing there? I bet not.
The media was still fixated on Trump’s crowd and illegal voting claims. He continues to feed them red meat for their biases and they continue to focus on that and not the positive actions occurring. We say it again, he needs to zip his lips and control his tweeting fingers so he controls the message. It may just be a character flaw that he can’t correct.
You might hear this. The new whitehouse.gov, unlike the online home of the Obama administration, has no Spanish-language content. It’s the kind of news the MSM likes to air and print. It fits their narrative about racism and bias.
Trump says he will nominate a candidate for the supreme court next week. Get ready for a battle royal. Democrats are still seething over the senate not taking up Obama’s choice last year.
While Trump puts in hours not seen in the White House in 50 years he does seem to enjoy working. The Obama’s by the way continue their vacation. They left Palm Springs and moved on to the British Virgin Islands. They were flown in on Richard Branson’s private jet according to a report.
Cabinet watch. 4 approvals with two additional out of committee (Tillerson and Carson) but no final approval until next week. We repeat, ridiculous.
So Tuesday was like Monday, action packed. Now pay attention to Wednesday. We think there are immigration executive orders to be signed. The noise will be loud.
One more example of ABC bias. This from Ari Fleischer former spokesperson for GW Bush on the Saturday night press briefing and Monday’s follow up by Sean Spicer:
“[Spicer’s] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks as if the ball was dropped on Saturday,” is what Nightline quoted Fleischer as saying.
But Fleischer took to Twitter to complain that he had been taken out of context.
@Nightline proves Spicer right about MSM’s dedication to negativity. Here is what I told them in a taped interview: 1/4
Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) 11:18 AM – 24 Jan 2017
“It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday, Sean recovered it and ran for a 1st down on Monday.” 2/4
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) 11:18 AM – 24 Jan 2017
Here is how they chopped my quote: “It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday” after ABC referred to “deliberate falsehoods.” 3/4
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) 11:17 AM – 24 Jan 2017
If this is how the press reports, Trump is right to go after them. 4/4
And there you have it. The press hears and uses what it wants to support its narrative.