Trump News /trumpnews Trump News Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:13:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 More Americans trust President Trump than the discredited fake news ‘mainstream’ media /trumpnews/2017-02-20-more-americans-trust-president-trump-than-the-discredited-fake-news-mainstream-media.html /trumpnews/2017-02-20-more-americans-trust-president-trump-than-the-discredited-fake-news-mainstream-media.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In yet another blow to the Washington establishment media’s withering credibility, a new poll has found that Americans trust President Donald Trump a lot more than the “journalists” who are attacking him ceaselessly with fake news stories.

As reported by Lifezette, the recent Fox News poll found that 45 percent of Americans trust Trump to “tell the public the truth” compared to about 42 percent who, unbelievably, still trust the “mainstream” media, despite weeks and weeks of phony reporting, fake stories and passing off baseless allegations as factual news.

Lifezette reported:

Roughly 45 percent of the poll’s 1,013 registered voters surveyed between Feb. 11 to Feb. 13 said they trust Trump’s administration more than reporters covering the president’s administration to “tell the public the truth.” Approximately 42 percent of voters sided with the reporters over the president, while 10 percent chose neither, two percent chose both, and one percent said they “don’t know.”

That said, a majority of respondents – 55 percent – said they still wanted the news media to cover the White House “aggressively” instead of giving Trump the “benefit of the doubt.” (RELATED: Trump Is RIGHT When It Comes To The Law Regarding His Travel Ban Executive Order, And The WaPo Is WRONG)

But that’s been the media’s job all along – cover both parties “aggressively” and without preference to either Democrats or Republicans. Yet, as we’ve seen in the short time since the Nov. 8 elections, Trump has been the recipient of far more fake news than his predecessor, former President Obama, ever was. And frankly, that’s bizarre, given that Obama prosecuted more journalists under the 1917 Espionage Act than any president before him.

And yet, even with that kind of prosecutorial record against the Fourth Estate, Washington establishment reporters never went at Obama like that – or Trump’s Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that she was demonstrably corrupt six different ways from Sunday.

The press’ ongoing feud with Trump isn’t helping the media’s reputation much, either, especially among Trump’s core supporters, who are with him no matter what the lamestream press does to try to destroy him. That’s one thing they don’t understand; only Trump can destroy his supporters’ trust in him, not anything the Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, or any of the other establishment outlets would report.

This poll result makes sense also when you compare it to another surprising reality: That Trump’s popularity really isn’t in the toilet like the mainstream media’s “surveys” are claiming. Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll has Trump with a 55 percent approval rating – far above the 40-45 percent ratings we’re seeing reported by news media that oversample Democrats to get their results.

This never did make any sense. The mainstream media was reporting Trump’s ‘sagging approval ratings’ almost immediately after he took office, suggesting that millions who voted for Trump were having feelings of regret and remorse. It was nothing by a PSYOP by the media, much in the way they attempted to portray the Brexit vote as an ‘aberrancy,’ a ‘mistake’ by British citizens: It isn’t true and never was. (RELATED: Fake News CNN Insinuates Trump Is Mentally Unstable… Will They Ever Stop Lying?)

How could millions of Trump supporters abandon him so suddenly after refusing to leave him during the months of the campaign, when he was mocked, smeared, slandered, lied about and attacked relentlessly?

The latest story by the media is that Trump’s administration is “a mess” and “in chaos,” but that’s a lie as well. The president himself has refuted it, and again the evidence isn’t there to support it, the various and sundry leaks coming from various #NeverTrump factions in the U.S. government notwithstanding. But, obviously, that hasn’t stopped the usual suspects in the media from trying to convince you otherwise.

The lesson here is simply this: Trump is gaining and retaining credibility while the same media that has tried to destroy and delegitimize him from the outset is continuing to lose trust and credibility. Expect those trends to continue.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Americans elected Trump to “drain the swamp” – well, this is what it looks like, and the establishment doesn’t like it /trumpnews/2017-02-20-americans-elected-trump-to-drain-the-swamp-well-this-is-what-it-looks-like-and-the-establishment-doesnt-like-it.html /trumpnews/2017-02-20-americans-elected-trump-to-drain-the-swamp-well-this-is-what-it-looks-like-and-the-establishment-doesnt-like-it.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Washington’s careerists, establishment politicians and Beltway media toyed with candidate Donald J. Trump throughout his campaign. Several times they wrote him off. Many times they laughed at him. Never did they take him seriously.

That’s why the politicos and the hacks and the consultants never picked up on how his message of returning power to the American people with pledges to “drain the swamp” and fight against the entrenched elite hit home with the electorate.

That is, until he won. Now, many establishment types are watching in horror as, one by one, Trump is delivering on his campaign pledges.

Including draining the swamp. (RELATED: Drain The Swamp Bill Introduced in Congress)

Nowhere has that work begun so diligently as in the State Department, where newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has begun firing top officials and careerists ensconced in the foreign policy bureaucracy that is pro-globalist and would have worked daily to undermine President Trump’s policies and agenda.

As noted by Daniel Halper of the New York Post, it’s somewhat of a political bloodbath at Foggy Bottom:

Staffers in the offices of deputy secretary of state for management and resources as well as counselor were shown the door Thursday…

Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.

The staffing changes came as Tillerson was on his first foreign trip — attending a G-20 meeting in Bonn, Germany.

“As part of the transition from one administration to the next, we continue to build out our team. The State Department is supported by a very talented group of individuals, both Republicans and Democrats,” State Department spokesman RC Hammond told CBS News.

The latest round of firings last week follows an initial round about two weeks ago, shortly after Tillerson was granted Senate confirmation and was sworn in as the country’s top diplomat. At the end of January, four top officials resigned the same day Tillerson visited the State Department for the first time.

Seems they didn’t dig what he had to say – on behalf of his boss, that is.

The establishment press’ take on all of this is predictable: This is part of Trump’s bull in a China shop approach to haphazard, maniacal, unstable governing. Oh, and the shedding of “key” personnel was politically motivated.

Well, on the first point, that’s patently absurd, but on the second point – these personnel changes are political in nature – is spot-on. And frankly, they are long overdue. (RELATED: Treason: Shadow Government In “All Out War” To Bring Down President Trump, And His Supporters)

Trump seems determined to not repeat the mistakes of past Republican presidents by leaving in place personnel that will work to undermine and subvert his policy priorities and agenda the entire time he’s in office. After 9/11, President George W Bush – in the spirit of “bipartisanship” following a close election which went to the U.S. Supreme Court – decided a way to “heal” would be to leave key Clinton people in place. It didn’t work out so well; Bush was undermined regularly.

So this cleaning out of political appointees with globalist views of the world and who don’t share Trump’s vision is long overdue, especially for a GOP president, considering the hard-Left slant of the Ivy League foreign policy schools.

Draining the swamp, by its very nature, is political. And it just happens to be necessary if the president – already beset by a barrage of leaks from foreign policy and intelligence community circles – is to see his policy directives enacted. For that, he’ll need people in key positions who are on his page, not their own.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Revealed: The same Washington Post that accused 200 web sites of being puppets for Russian propaganda actually TAKES money from… Russia /trumpnews/2017-02-19-revealed-the-same-washington-post-that-accused-200-web-sites-of-being-puppets-for-russian-propaganda-actually-takes-money-from-russia.html /trumpnews/2017-02-19-revealed-the-same-washington-post-that-accused-200-web-sites-of-being-puppets-for-russian-propaganda-actually-takes-money-from-russia.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Within days after Donald J. Trump took the country (and the world) by storm and won the Nov. 8 election, the Washington establishment media, suddenly shaken to its core by the realization it could not must enough power and influence to push Hillary Clinton into the White House, began a smear campaign against the president-elect.

Launching the first in what would become a series of fake news salvos, the Washington Post published a story full of baseless, unsubstantiated allegations made by a shady organization no one had ever heard of that Russian intelligence fed information to hundreds of “alt-right” web sites aimed at hurting Clinton and helping Trump.

Among the named sites: Natural News, which prompted founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, to demand a retraction. (RELATED: Trump calls out press for sabotaging his efforts to improve relations with Russia)

The Post, within a day, essentially did that, all but admitting that its fake news story about fake Russian news…was fake. But the die had been cast and the Post put the narrative in play: Without proof or any evidence, the paper claimed (and others followed) that Russia unduly influenced the election outcome for Trump because Moscow hated Clinton and anyway, that’s the only way she could possibly have lost to a former reality TV host and billionaire real estate mogul non-politician.

Now, we find out that the real recipient of Russian largess is…the Washington Post.

As reported by Liberty Blitzkrieg, a recent interview between Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Eric Wemple of the Post, who covers the media, was forced to answer why his paper accepted so-called “native advertising” from Russia, which is essentially the Post receiving money from Moscow to publish propaganda.

While that may be news to most Americans, it certainly is a poorly-kept secret within the world of the Washington media. In fact, in 2007, Slate lampooned Russia’s Washington Post propaganda effort, “Russia: Beyond the Headlines.”

“Soviet propaganda hit the skids during the Gorbachev era, and as the empire broke up, its propaganda essentially vanished. But the heavy-handed purveyors of party-line orthodoxy and nationalist cant have returned with the rise of President Vladimir Putin,” Slate reported, not mentioning that the return of propaganda was largely thanks to Putin, a former KGB agent himself who is familiar with the intelligence tactic.

The Daily Caller also reported on this – and in fact, it’s not just Russia, but China also pays homage to the Post to run its propaganda:

Chinese and Russian propaganda supplements are regularly included in The Washington Post, but the widely read newspaper won’t say how much money it gets on the deals.

Fast forward to the 2016 election coverage – by the Post in particular, Washington’s quasi-official paper of record. Reporting on alleged Trump-Russia ties without a modicum of evidence or proof is the equivalent of journalistic malpractice; doing that while actually taking money from the Russian government and then trying to defend it is just reprehensible. (RELATED: The Top 10 Fake News Stories Of The Last Two Years That Were Relentlessly Pushed By The “Fakestream Media”)

During his interview with Carlson, Wemple’s initial excuse for allowing the propaganda to be placed in his paper was that he believes readers of the Post fully understand that such inserts are propaganda – though it’s not how they would know since, while they are marked as an “advertisement,” they are not clearly marked.

“That’s really your answer?” Carlson responded, noting that Wemple once attacked Politico co-founder Mike Allen for running native advertising, saying he was “all spun up” about it.

He also took Wemple to task for – as a media reporter – pointing out that his own paper takes native advertising designed to fool people into thinking a certain way about Russia that isn’t accurate.

Watch the full exchange below, but the main point here is this: The Post has been merciless in its effort to push the unsubstantiated and unproven narrative that Russia used fake news to help Trump, all the while padding its bottom line with money from the Russian government

Here’s the clip:

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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No, Trump would NOT be the first president to call up the National Guard for immigration enforcement /trumpnews/2017-02-19-no-trump-would-not-be-the-first-president-to-call-up-the-national-guard-for-immigration-enforcement.html /trumpnews/2017-02-19-no-trump-would-not-be-the-first-president-to-call-up-the-national-guard-for-immigration-enforcement.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Presidents can be demanding people, and when they call on various department heads and military chiefs for answers and options, those has better be forthcoming, and quickly.

Cabinet chief, military leaders and department heads are all aware of this, which is why they game-plan for every imaginable scenario their respective agencies are responsible for handling. Some very good ideas come from such planning, but so do some very bad ones. And some very odd ones.

Because you just never know what situations the country will face. Along these lines, before 9/11, U.S. intelligence and military planners even planned for the potential that some terrorist groups would fly commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and even the White House, no matter how remote the possibility. (RELATED: Worst Case Scenario: 100 Foot Tsunami Would Wipe Out Entire Cities If There Is A Catastrophic Failure Of The Oroville Dam)

So it should come as no surprise that the Department of Homeland Security would contingency plan for the possibility that a president who pledged to rid the country of criminal illegal aliens might want to utilize elements of state-controlled National Guard units to carry out his plan.

And yet, the discredited fake news media, along with hysterical Democrats in Congress, made it sound as though Trump was the second coming of Hitler or Stalin when a preliminary plan to use 100,000 Guard troops to find and help remove criminal illegal aliens was leaked to the press last week. More on that in a moment.

In fact, it would be a dereliction of duty for the Department of Homeland Security to not have an immigration enforcement plan that didn’t involve the National Guard – you know, since past presidents have recently deployed the Guard for immigration enforcement duty.

That would include the lamestream media’s beloved President Barack Obama.

As reported by McClatchy DC:

In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences. 

In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance.

So clearly, the National Guard (focus on the words National and Guard) clearly does have a role to play in the enforcement of immigration law. Under the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act, a Reconstruction era statute, the U.S. military is largely forbidden from performing direct law enforcement duties, but it is not prohibited from providing support to civilian law enforcement. (RELATED: President Announces “Civilian National Security Force” – But Wait, That Was OBAMA, Not Trump)

That said, if the president were to federalize National Guard troops for the sole purpose of assisting federal authorities with locating, detaining and removing criminal illegal aliens from the country, he has the authority to do so – and the Guard would have the mandate to follow the commander-in-chief’s order, just like the regular military when both were mobilized to serve in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

About the leak: The White House was never actively considering using 100,000 Guard troops to ‘round up’ all illegal aliens, as it was reported by The Associated Press. More fake news, in other words.

“That is 100 percent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this. There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters after the AP story broke on Friday.

“I don’t know what could potentially be out there, but I know that there is no effort to do what is potentially suggested,” he added. “It is not a White House document.”

DHS officials subsequently told reporters that the document was very preliminary and was “never seriously considered by the Department,” said a tweet from Cox Media producer Dorey Scheimer.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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After eight years of downplaying Obama’s extravagant travel, the dishonest media is ALREADY complaining about what Trump is costing taxpayers /trumpnews/2017-02-19-after-eight-years-of-downplaying-obamas-extravagant-travel-the-dishonest-media-is-already-complaining-about-what-trump-is-costing-taxpayers.html /trumpnews/2017-02-19-after-eight-years-of-downplaying-obamas-extravagant-travel-the-dishonest-media-is-already-complaining-about-what-trump-is-costing-taxpayers.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In a tweet following President Donald J. Trump’s rambunctious press conference Thursday, NBC News’ Chuck Todd tweeted out a message that explains everything that is wrong with today’s establishment media.

“This is not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican,” Todd wrote, as reported by The National Sentinel.

The tone deafness of that single tweet sums up the incredible disconnect between the establishment media and the American people they are supposed to be informing – fairly and accurately, without bias and without malice toward a particular political party or ideology.

But the ‘mainstream media’ hasn’t done that. In fact, as we saw over the eight years of the Obama administration, the Alt-Left sycophants posing as journalists in the establishment press did everything they could to appear as though they were accurately covering President Obama and his administration, without really focusing on the important stuff. (RELATED: Memo To The Angry Leftists At WaPo: You’ve Become America’s Newest Hate Group And Trump Isn’t Going Anywhere)

And then there were efforts to completely downplay any and all distractions, like when some in the conservative media would bring up the fact that the Obamas spent no small amount of taxpayer money to travel.

As in, there wasn’t much reporting from the Beltway media about Obama’s nearly $100 million billed to taxpayers for his regular vacations, many to exotic places like Hawaii. And this after Obama vowed as a candidate in 2008 to give up vacations altogether so he could focus on his job.

Well, that’s changed now, apparently. The Washington Post, in a sick attempt to feed red meat to its readers, published a piece on Friday decrying how much our evil president and his family – accustomed to their “elaborate lifestyle” – are costing the Treasury:

Barely a month into the Trump presidency, the unusually elaborate lifestyle of America’s new first family is straining the Secret Service and security officials, stirring financial and logistical concerns in several local communities, and costing far beyond what has been typical for past presidents — a price tag that, based on past assessments of presidential travel and security costs, could balloon into the hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of a four-year term.

Adding to the costs and complications is Trump’s inclination to conduct official business surrounded by crowds of people, such as his decision last weekend to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working dinner while Mar-a-Lago members dined nearby.

Oh, the gall and hypocrisy – which was not lost on White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who tweeted, “So glad the media’s bringing back their popular series, ‘The High Cost of Presidential Travel & Protection’. Missed it the last 8 years.”

As did we all. Because whenever Obama and his family wanted to travel, critics and alternative media who tracked the costs were supposed to shut up and accept the fact that, hey, even a president who, as a candidate, said he wouldn’t burden taxpayers with vacations, deserves to get away and take a break from it all.

And do you know what? That is exactly right. Presidents are human too and deserve an opportunity to sort of ‘get away from it all’ with their families once in a while and be fully protected when doing so.

That said, if it was okay for Obama to do it, then it’s okay for Trump to do it as well. There is no difference, despite the Post’s weak attempt to make distinctions. This “story” reeks of petulance and peevishness; it’s not serious. It’s not even informative because there are few figures included, beyond those publicly available like local NYPD costs. (RELATED: Obama Administration Unleashed Thousands Of New Regulations Before Thanksgiving)

Then, of course, there is the snark: Americans are paying for the Trump family’s “extravagant” lifestyle. This is patently absurd; how the Trumps live – which, by the way, they deserve because they earned it – is immaterial to the fact that they, like the Obamas and all of the Bush family when GW was in office – are entitled to Secret Service, military and law enforcement protection. And by the way, it was Obama who signed legislation in 2012 giving ex-presidents Secret Service protection for life.

Will Trump’s travel wind up costing more than any previous president? We don’t know yet because he’s been in office less than a month, and several things could happen, such as government or even Trump Inc. reimbursement for expenses, Trump reducing his overall travel over the months and years, and so forth.

For the Post to whip this story out so soon smacks of child-like hypocrisy.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Here are MANY broken Obamacare promises to help explain why Trump and the GOP need to repeal this disaster /trumpnews/2017-02-18-here-are-many-broken-obamacare-promises-to-help-explain-why-trump-and-the-gop-need-to-repeal-this-disaster.html /trumpnews/2017-02-18-here-are-many-broken-obamacare-promises-to-help-explain-why-trump-and-the-gop-need-to-repeal-this-disaster.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 During recent town hall events, Republican lawmakers returning to their home districts have been facing what can only be described as staged opposition to any repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Naturally, the discredited Washington establishment media have seized upon these staged protests to compare them to similar protests of Democratic lawmakers pushing for Obamacare during President Obama’s first year in office, even going so far as to label them the liberal version of the Tea Party movement.

Turnabout in politics is, of course, fair play. It just seems odd that now some Republicans, like Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah – who won in November by more than 50 points – are now suddenly facing so much liberal opposition turn up at their town halls.

But whatever. Again, these people are part of an organized movement on the Left to thwart any attempt to return one-sixth of the U.S. economy – the health care industry – back to the private sector and the people, where it has always belonged. (RELATED: Get Ready For Obama’s Final Insult To The American People: Massive Obamacare Hikes)

Getting lost in the debate is the truth, however, and the truth is that Obamacare never delivered on its promises, something that the angry libs shouting hysterically at Republican town halls have completely forgotten (probably on purpose).

So, as the GOP begins to coalesce, finally, around an Obamacare repeal-and-replace measure (where are the last six you guys proposed?), it’s worth remembering what those broken promises were because they should definitely become part of the repeal debate:

Everyone will be covered under Obamacare: No more Americans slipping through the cracks – remember? Only, the law has never “covered all Americans.” In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation in September 2016, 28.5 million Americans remained uninsured.

— Insurance premiums would fall by $2,500 each year: Some Americans have saved a little money on monthly premiums, and mostly in Obamacare exchanges (those that have survived). Their premiums, however, are being subsidized by taxpayers. For the most part, however, premiums and other out-of-pocket expenses for health care have skyrocketed, with many people forced to buy plans that have deductibles of thousands of dollars.

— You can keep your doctor: Not. Because of Obamacare’s insurance mandate, many plans changed, and when they did, so did primary care physicians and specialists who were no longer part of the new plan’s network. As reported by The Daily Signal:

Obamacare’s rising costs, and its limited flexibility in federally fixed benefit designs, resulted in plans resorting to narrow provider networks. Narrow networks limit access to doctors and other medical professionals as a way to contain costs.

— You can keep your plan: Except when you couldn’t. Again, Obamacare’s regulatory regime required that every plan include coverages for specific things (like women’s care, even for men). Plans held by tens of millions of Americans no longer complied and, thus, they lost their existing (and much more affordable) plan.

— Obamacare will result in more competition, thus cheaper prices: Democrats – who passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote – have never met a free-market solution they liked because the free market means big government doesn’t get to pick winners and losers. So as you can imagine, competition has decreased under the Affordable Care Act. Because insurance companies are losing hundreds of millions a year in inefficient exchanges, they are dropping out of them in droves, leaving fewer choices for consumers (and higher costs). (RELATED: Obamacare is totally imploding just like we warned five years ago at Natural News)

The perpetually angry and dishonest Left is organizing like-minded sheeple to crash Republican lawmakers’ town halls as part of a strategy to make it appear as though Obamacare is not only wildly successful, but also hugely popular. Neither claim is true. The CEO of insurer Aetna has officially proclaimed the law to be in a “death spiral,” while most Americans continue to oppose it.

GOP members – and President Donald Trump – ran on specific campaign platforms to repeal Obamacare. They have the numbers in Congress; they have the White House and a president who agrees. It is time for Republicans to realize that these “protests” are manufactured and deliver on their promises.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Liberals lose their minds as Trump skips “fake media” outlets in press briefings /trumpnews/2017-02-18-liberals-lose-their-minds-as-trump-skips-fake-media-outlets-in-press-briefings.html /trumpnews/2017-02-18-liberals-lose-their-minds-as-trump-skips-fake-media-outlets-in-press-briefings.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It was obvious early on during the recently concluded presidential campaign that the discredited Washington establishment media completely whiffed when it came to predicting Trump’s victory, taking him seriously or realizing just how much he was resonating with the majority of the country.

What also became obvious was the fact that they needed Trump much more than he needed them. Ratings for most cable news programs rose considerably when Trump was the subject, and even though the princelings of the establishment press wrote him off early and often, they nevertheless bent over backward to feature as much of him as possible.

For some reason, the geniuses at these networks thought they had engineered themselves back into relevance, not Trump. What’s more, they didn’t equate the surge in viewership (and profits) to a massive groundswell of support for the billionaire real estate mogul and first-time politician.

After he won, though, the media reverted to its traditional role of propaganda division for the Alt-Left Democratic Party, happily reporting any false detail while making up their own narratives about why Hillary Clinton, whom the media believed should have just been anointed rather than be forced to bother with such trivialities as an election.

And in the process, the media has earned the ire of the man who was responsible for record growth in their profits: President Trump.

Who can blame the president – alright, besides the sore losers on the Left? The establishment media has attacked him relentlessly, published illegally obtained leaks that aren’t even accurate most of the time, and given air-time and print space to some of the most, hate-spewing Leftists in the country. (RELATED: Fake News CNN Insinuates Trump Is Mentally Unstable… Will They Ever Stop Lying?)

So, Trump and his media team have devised a new strategy of sorts that is really frosting the buns of the anti-Trump establishment press: At press conferences, they have begun calling on conservative and independent media.


As reported by News Busters, journalists on ABC complained “bitterly” about non-mainstream news reporters being called on by White House spokesman Sean Spicer during the previous day’s presser, because they didn’t ask ‘the hard questions.’

Translation: They didn’t harass and harangue the administration with inane, politically motivated lines of questioning:

Thursday on Good Morning America, ABC journalists bitterly complained about Wednesday’s press conference with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where President Trump only called on Israeli outlets and conservative outlets. Despite getting hard-hitting and relevant questions, ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega whined that these weren’t “mainstream” outlets and that they didn’t ask “tough questions.” Analyst Matthew Dowd went even further with the hysteria, calling Trump’s behavior a “full frontal assault on the First Amendment.”

So in other words, only the princelings in the establishment press get to decide what are and are not “tough” or “relevant” questions; anyone else working for lesser publications is neither qualified nor allowed to decide. (RELATED: “Muslim Ban” A Total Lie… Fact-Less Media Gins Up Mass Hysteria Among Left-Wing Zombie Trolls… America Now A “Mob-Ocracy”)

Actually, a “frontal assault” on the First Amendment might be something more like banning reporters altogether, like then-candidate Barack Obama did in 2008.

Or when media outlets allow their reporters to be manipulated or told what is and is not acceptable to publish, like they did with the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Or when reporters are prosecuted under the law for publishing leaked information, like President Obama did.

Now that’s a frontal assault on the First Amendment.

In a follow-up news conference, the president made nice and called on some of the media princelings – then pummeled them relentlessly for their highly inaccurate reporting on him and their propensity to publish fake news. And for disrupting his foreign policy.

But he’s made it clear that he’s willing to bypass his media antagonists at will, knowing he can still take his message directly to the American people.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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WINNING: IRS won’t enforce Obamacare penalty for uninsured /trumpnews/2017-02-18-irs-wont-enforce-obamacare-penalty-for-uninsured.html /trumpnews/2017-02-18-irs-wont-enforce-obamacare-penalty-for-uninsured.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 American citizens and taxpayers are already receiving some relief as a direct result of the Executive Order titled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal” that President Donald Trump signed on January 20, 2017, the day he was inaugurated.

Trump has promised to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and this is one step in the right direction. The IRS will not enforce a piece of Obamacare requiring taxpayers to specify on annual tax returns whether they had health insurance the previous year. Americans are required under Obamacare to either have health insurance or fork over a tax penalty.

Completing line 61 no longer required

Originally, the IRS intended to address that issue through 1040 tax return forms for 2016 on line 61, which people filing their taxes would have to fill out specifying whether they had health insurance coverage or if they had to pay the penalty. Or they could have completed and filed tax form 8965 in an effort to claim an exemption from Obamacare’s requirement. Because most tax filers would not have qualified for an exemption, they would have had to complete line 61. The IRS would potentially reject tax returns on which line 61 was not completed.

But the IRS has started making it optional to complete that line. It does say it may follow up with tax filers who leave 61 blank, but it is not clear at this point whether it will really follow through on that.

Time will tell how this all plays out, especially depending on how Trump and his administration move forward with repealing Obamacare.

Here is the relevant text of Trump’s Executive Order (boldface emphasis added) that led to the recent turn of events:

Section 1. It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the “Act”).  In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.

Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.

A victory for tax filers

This news regarding the IRS is a real win for taxpayers who were experiencing economic and other burdens as a result of the Obamacare legislation. As Trump emphatically said in his press conference on February 16, he inherited a “mess.” Obamacare is just one piece of that mess, but let’s hope the botched attempt at providing health care and insurance coverage will soon be in the rear-view mirror.

Meanwhile, keep in mind that the best “health insurance” involves leading a healthy lifestyle consisting of essentials like organic food, quality nutritional supplements as needed, daily movement and exercise, adequate sleep, stress management, natural healing and remedies, immune system-strengthening strategies, and toxin avoidance. Invest your money, time and effort in those, and you’ll be providing yourself with true health coverage.


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President Trump unleashes his BEST TWEET EVER: The fake news media is “the enemy of the American People” /trumpnews/2017-02-17-president-trump-unleashes-his-best-tweet-ever-the-fake-news-media-is-the-enemy-of-the-american-people.html /trumpnews/2017-02-17-president-trump-unleashes-his-best-tweet-ever-the-fake-news-media-is-the-enemy-of-the-american-people.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Echoing what an increasing number of Americans are rapidly coming to realize on their own, President Trump tweeted today that the “FAKE NEWS media” is “the enemy of the American People.” (See the tweet below.)

In his tweet, he specifically named the “failing” NY Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. Had twitter allowed more space, he no doubt would have included MSNBC, USA Today, the Huffington Post and other formerly “mainstream” fake news outlets as well.

With this tweet, President Trump nailed it! Not only is the left-wing media a cesspool of corporate prostitutes and professional propagandists; they’re also “journo-terrorists” who are deliberately trying to fuel the hatred that leads to violence against Trump and his supporters. The left-wing media is the “hate machine,” in essence, that’s pushing America toward revolt and possibly even civil war by incessantly fabricating and publishing malicious lies about the election and its outcome.

Now more than ever, the media really is the “enemy of the American people.” On every topic that matters, the media either censors the truth (mercury in vaccines, for example) or fabricates false “facts” to lie to the nation (“the Russians stole the election”). The fake news media networks long ago abandoned any pretense of engaging in objective journalism and have become nothing more than hysterical liberal cultists shoveling vile hatred disguised as noble resistance.

As a result, today’s corporate-run media “journalists” are little more than whores and propagandists who pretend to be engaged in journalism. Many are deep operatives for the now-crumbling DNC and the collapsed Hillary Clinton corruption cartel. Quite a few are real-life communists who despise America and seek to overthrow the nation as founded. All of them are now abandoning their journalistic training, ethics and credibility in a kind of crazed kamikaze attack wave to try to destroy President Trump… even if they destroy their own institutions in the process.

Now, what was a widely trusted “mainstream” media just four years ago is a discredited, self-destructing parade of propagandists who have more in common with psych ward patients than trustworthy professionals. The CNN logo is now immediately translated in the minds of viewers into the word “LIES.” The legacy media has become synonymous with deceit and is now the single most hated institution in the nation. More people hate CNN than even hate the IRS, if you can believe that.

No wonder the new media keeps rising while public trust in the previously “mainstream” media is collapsing by the day. Check out Trump’s tweet here, and listen to my full podcast commentary at this SoundCloud link, or hear it below:

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Trump is RIGHT when it comes to the law regarding his travel ban executive order, and the WaPo is WRONG /trumpnews/2017-02-17-trump-is-right-when-it-comes-to-the-law-regarding-his-travel-ban-executive-order-and-the-wapo-is-wrong.html /trumpnews/2017-02-17-trump-is-right-when-it-comes-to-the-law-regarding-his-travel-ban-executive-order-and-the-wapo-is-wrong.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Washington Post is at it again. The paper’s never-ending quest to denigrate, delegitimize, mock, and dispute President Donald Trump – no matter what the issue, no matter what the cause – has reached the point of lunacy.

In short, the paper’s managing editors and reporters have become so unhinged when it comes to coverage of the 45th president, they will twist facts, massage details, and lie outright to “prove” Trump is “wrong.”

The latest incident has the paper “analyzing” Trump’s comments regarding California’s refusal to recognize the federal government’s superior role in deciding immigration policy and enforcing immigration law. (RELATED: Keep up with the seesaw battle between the Trump administration and sanctuary cities at

As you may have seen, Trump was interviewed by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly during the pre-game portion of Super Bowl LI. During the interview, the subject of sanctuary cities in California – as well as the state’s push to become a sanctuary state – came up.

“I just spent the week in California,” O’Reilly began. “As you know, they are now voting on whether they should become a sanctuary state. So California and the U.S.A. are on a collision course. How do you see it?”

“Well, I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump responded. “Sanctuary cities, as you know I’m very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime, there’s a lot of problems. We have to well defund, we give tremendous amounts of money to California. . . . California in many ways is out of control, as you know. Obviously the voters agree or otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for me.”

“So defunding is your weapon of choice?” O’Reilly pushed.

A weapon. I don’t want to defund the state,” Trump noted. “I don’t want to defund anybody. I want to give them the money they need to properly operate as a city or a state. If they’re going to have sanctuary cities, we may have to do that. Certainly that would be a weapon.”

Well, that was just too much for the Post, which launched into “fact-check” mode:

We’ll note first of all that sanctuary cities do not “breed crime.” Analysis of FBI data shows that crime in sanctuary cities is generally lower than in non-sanctuary cities. But that’s beside the point. 

More importantly, Trump says two things. First, that California is “out of control.” Second, that he doesn’t want to yank federal funding from the state, but he will if he has to.

The paper trotted out some facts and figures – crime rates in sanctuary cities, the amount of federal tax money the state pays (more than it receives), yada, yada, yada. The paper then claimed that Trump is fixated on California because he’s just “mad” that most voters there voted for a criminal, Hillary Clinton.

Only constitutional simpletons with less than a high school-level grasp of civics and an out-sized hatred for Trump would publish such irrelevant nonsense.

First of all, this has nothing to do with charts, FBI statistics, or the amount of federal tax money California contributes to the Treasury.

It has everything to do with the rule of law. And in this arena, it is Trump, not California Gov. Jerry Brown and the communists who run the state legislature, who is right. (RELATED: Will constitutionalists in Congress succeed in reigning in sanctuary cities? Stay tuned at


— The Constitution contains what is commonly referred to as the “supremacy clause.” Article VI, Paragraph 2 “establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence of state laws, and even state constitutions,” Cornell University Law School notes. So any and all immigration-related statutes in U.S. Code are supreme when compared to state and local immigration statutes.

Article I, Sect. 8 of the Constitution gives Congress – not Brown or the California legislature – authority to make all rules governing “naturalization” (immigration rules, to those of you in Sacramento).

The Post may have some facts and figures correct, but they are beside the point. The issue is whether or not a) Trump and the federal government have the lawful authority to enforce all immigration laws (they do); and b) whether California has a legal right to resist the enforcement of those laws (it doesn’t).

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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