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President Trump gives powerful White House Weekly Address Friday

Trump continues to keep his promises to the American people and so much more

(INTELLIHUB) — In Friday’s White House Weekly Address President Donald Trump was terse and commented mostly on two key pieces of legislation which Trump said will remove burdens on the economy and get people back to work.

House Joint Resolution 38 was one of the pieces Trump signed which the president said, “eliminates an anti-coal regulation previously put forward by unelected bureaucrats.”

“In eliminating this rule I am continuing to keep my promise to the American people to get rid of wasteful regulations.”

The president also showed compassion Friday, for coal miners who’ve been treated “horribly” and vowed that the administration has been working “tirelessly” to turn the situation around “all Americans as part of the deal.”

“We are going to fight for lower energy prices […].”

Another second resolution signed by the president will eliminate a costly regulation imposed on American energy companies by Dodd-Frank, which the president said will save companies “millions and millions of dollars in job killing compliance costs.”

Trump then transitioned into talking about hosting the White House Women’s Business Leaders Roundtable and how such an event will lead to success in many ways.

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Recognizing the full potential of women in the economy 

Trump said that he “campaigned on helping women in the workforce” and maintains that he still intends to “deliver on that promise.”

“As president, I am committed to ensuring that women entrepreneurs have equal access to the capital, market, and networks of support that they need […] and it’s going to happen.”

This week, during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “we announced the creation of the Joint United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders,” which Trump said has got him “very excited.”

Israeli P.M. Netanyahu welcomed to White House

Wednesday, during a scheduled meeting at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump reaffirmed an “unbreakable bond” between the two countries (U.S. and Israel) and said that America will continue to “work with Israel and our allies and our partners for greater security and stability.”

Netanyahu was quoted telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity later that day that the meeting was “historical.”

At times the two leaders looked intense as the two leaders spoke about negotiations and “settlements.”

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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WSJ piece knocks Trump’s border wall plan, says eminent domain is major hurdle

WSJ: ‘Eminent domain to put dent in Trump’s border wall plan’

(INTELLIHUB) — A good number of people would tend to agree that President Donald J. Trump will get ‘er done when it comes to just about anything life throws at him. Whether it’s resisting daily attacks from a handful of the same corporate media whores or owning and building a grip of the finest investment properties in the world, Trump’s track record and his ability to rapidly adapt speaks for itself.

Nonetheless Evan Siegfried, in a piece he wrote for the Wall Street Journal Thursday, criticized the president’s plan to build the border wall and explained how he thinks building a 1,954-mile-long wall may be trickier than the president expects.

In the article, Siegfried wrote, “Mr. Trump fails to take into account the major hurdle the wall faces: eminent domain […] the U.S. would need to own all 1,954 miles of the border” in able to proceed with the wall’s construction.

But maybe Siegfried does not fully realize that projects involving eminent domain are built all of the time and greenlighted regularly.

For example, there are people all the time who own farmland or even a home near a proposed roadway and yet the roadway still goes in over time. This happens commonly in both urban and rural settings and in some cases is part of the gentrification process in which the municipality in charge ultimately takes possession of land by offering the landowner(s) what’s known as “just compensation” under the 5th and the roads are built.

But Siegfried insists:

Recent history shows that’s easier said than done. In 2006 Congress passed the Secure Fence Act with strong bipartisan backing, including the support of New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, now Senate minority leader. The law authorized construction of a border fence along 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, including 100 miles in Texas. Lawmakers expected swift completion of the project.

Instead, a decade later, there are unfenced gaps—because the fence had to have holes to accommodate local ranchers whose cattle graze on the southern side, but also due to property owners’ fighting land seizures in federal court.

But per contra, what Siegfried suggests is not always the case. And in response to the “unfenced gaps” and “holes” in the current border fence, such problems are better attributed to the manner in which $1.2B of Bush appropriated funding was spent on the FY2017 project — or should I say, not spent.

It turns out that when President George W. Bush signed H.R. 6061 on Oct. 26, 2006, a CNN poll followed shortly after which said that most Americans “prefer the idea of more Border Patrol agents to a 700-mile (1,125-kilometer) fence.” The statement was blatant propaganda, possibly used as a tool to facilitate the misappropriation of the $1.2B to the Department of Homeland Security as a whole and not specifically for the border fence project as originally intended. Needless to say, only a portion of the funding went to the construction of the fence which led to major security issues along the line.

It’s amazing to watch this all unfold in real-time as the powers-that-be can’t stand to see how a real border wall may soon be a possibility.Click To Tweet

So when we talk about “holes” and “gaps” in the 700-mile section, let’s remember that it was never an intention of the Bush Administration to build the fence properly in the first place because the money was funneled into the Deep State’s war chest. Not to mention that all of this costs the American people big time.

Withal you have a dual edged sword. On one edge you have the need for a wall and on the other edge, you have people who own property which may be affected by the construction of such wall.

Be as it may, when it comes to eminent domain, once the initial offers are given to landowners who are affected — prices typically catapult shortly after. And to Siegfried’s credit who already pointed this out, I agree.

CNBC.com reports:

An Associated Press analysis of court documents last year found that when homeowners reject the feds’ initial offers to buy their borderlands, the cost skyrockets.

The Nature Conservancy balked at an offer of $114,000 for a fence on its land in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, and ultimately settled for $1 million. A developer in Brownsville, Texas, was offered $233,000 but ended up with $4.7 million three years later.

In a youthful response to all of this failed presidential candidate, Jeb Bush reared his ugly head on Twitter Friday when he mocked Trump’s potential border wall struggles purported in the article titled Trump Can’t Build a Border Wall Without the Real Estate.

In the tweet, Ol’ Jeb included a link to the WSJ and tweeted “Reality sets in” as if he’s happy that Trump may hit unforeseen roadblocks when attempting to actually build a real wall, not a faux wall as erected during the Bush Admin.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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Pres. Trump: White House running smoothly despite inherited mess

Trump nails it for crowd of ‘9000’

MELBOURNE, Flor. (INTELLIHUB) — Pres. Trump told nearly 9000 people at a rally inside of an airport hangar Saturday evening that despite all of the inherited mess from the Obama Administration the White House is running rather smoothly. The president pulled Air Force One within proximity of the tarmac and put on quite the spectacle for the crowd as he disembarked the presidential aircraft.

At one point the ticket line leading into the event was reported to be “a mile long” and hundreds were reportedly left outside the completely packed arena while Trump spoke inside.

The event was paid for by the Trump campaign and felt like a rally, reporters who attended the event said.

During the rally, a vibrant and good spirited Trump asked a supporter from out in the crowd who Trump had seen on TV to hop over the fence and address the nation from the podium. Seconds later the highly excited man took the microphone and proceeded. The nervous man said that he knew Trump was telling the truth and that he knew Trump would do what he promised. Trump took the mic back and shook the man’s hand again before making a comment about how the Secret Service may not have liked what just happened in a total wild card.

Soon after, Trump said that he ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Justice Department (DoJ) to stop “trans-national criminal” and “secure the southern border” in an all-out effort to keep all illegals and bad people out of our country.

[Cheers from the crowd]

The president said that he intends to build a wall.

During the rally, the president spoke in a strong tone, with vigor.

“Their agenda is not your agenda,” the POTUS said, bonding with the crowd on a common level.

“We are going to take care of our veterans [and] we are going to drain the swamp in D.C.,” he said firmly, talking about back-and-forth politics, a.k.a. one-sided politics.

‘No wonder the Democrats are doing so badly.”

‘The Dems. planned “takeover […] was the greatest defeat in modern history.’

‘The Democrats planned takeover was the greatest defeat in modern history,” he said.

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Later in his speech, Trump said that the entire healthcare system needs to be fixed along with infrastructure “all across our great nation” — which, of course, everyone knows.

But then the POTUS made mention of “the movement” which he said is “sweeping across our country” because people “want to take back control of their lives.”

The POTUS went on to speak about his national security plans for a bit and said that we need to achieve “real peace” and “real prosperity” by opening America up for business.

Here is the bottom line — we’ve got to keep our country safe. — Pres. TrumpClick To Tweet

“We are fighting battles that aren’t helping us.”

‘And some of these nations that we are helping out are not paying us back or doing anything in return,’ the POTUS told the crowd.

“This is our legacy and it belongs to all of you and it belongs to every man, woman, and child in the nation.”

“We share one destiny and one glorious American flag.”

“We will make America proud again. We will make America safe Again.”

#MAGA

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NSC’s W.H.D. head fired after making ‘awkward remarks’ about Ivanka: Report

WH ushers out another NSC employee, Trump appointee

(INTELLIHUB) — National Security Council Western Hemisphere Division head and Trump appointee Craig Deare reportedly was “escorted out of the Executive Office Building” Friday following ‘awkward remarks’ he made in a “private talk” just one day prior.

A witness to Thursday’s talk told the AP that a few of Deare’s remarks were “awkward” and pertained to Ivanka Trump’s ‘physical beauty.’ The witness also said that Deare sounded butt-hurt and seemed angered over the fact that he was not typically being included in the president’s policy discussions.

Deare’s termination marks the second NSC employee to be let go within a week, with Gen. Michael Flynn being the first as part of an en passant move by the Deep State.

Deare has since returned to his former job at the National Defense University.

Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast. Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
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Democrats suggest invoking the 25th amendment unless Trump “gets a grip”

Democrats call for review of Constitution’s procedures for removing the POTUS

After questioning President Trump’s sanity earlier in the week, it appears Democrats have found another narrative to cling to – invoke the 25th Amendment unless Trump “gets a grip.”

With a growing number of Democrats openly questioning President Trump’s mental health.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the De. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a weekend interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” said that “a few” Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about Trump’s mental health.

And Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) plans to introduce legislation that would require the presence of a psychiatrist or psychologist in the White House.

Justifying their questions by pointing to Trump’s habit of making demonstrably false claims.

“It’s not normal behavior. I don’t know anybody in a position of responsibility that doesn’t know if they’re being rained on. And nobody I work with serially offers up verifiably false statements on an ongoing basis,”

And now that narrative has grown louder as CNN’s State of The Union just discussed invoking the 25th Amendment unless President Trump “gets a grip”

In fact, The Atlantic’s David Frum joked after the election, “Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Article 4. We’re all going to be talking a lot more about it in the months ahead.”

So, what’s Article 4 to the 25th Amendment? In the abstract, the amendment itself is about presidential succession, and includes language about the power of the office when a president is incapacitated. But Digby recently highlighted the specific text of growing relevance:

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

What does that mean exactly?

Well, it means Congress isn’t the only institution that can remove a president from office between elections. Under the 25th Amendment, a sitting vice president and a majority of the executive branch’s cabinet could, on their own, agree to transfer power out of the hands of a sitting president. At that point, those officials would notify Congress, and the vice president would assume the office as the acting president.

And what if the challenged president wasn’t on board with the plan to remove him/her from the office? According to a recent explainer, “If the president wants to dispute this move, he can, but then it would be up to Congress to settle the matter with a vote. A two-thirds majority in both houses would be necessary to keep the vice president in charge. If that threshold isn’t reached, the president would regain his powers.” All of this comes up in fiction from time to time, and in all likelihood, Americans will probably never see this political crisis play out in real life. And that’s probably a good thing: by all appearances, the intended purpose of the constitutional provision was to address a president with a serious ailment – say, a stroke, for example – in which he or she is alive, but unable to fulfill the duties of the office.

In other words, for the first time, the concept of a “soft palace coup” has been officially brought up on public media; we expect such speculation will only get louder.

The ball is now in Trump’s court.

Via Zero Hedge

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