Trump News /trumpnews Trump News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:14:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns /trumpnews/2017-02-14-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn-resigns.html /trumpnews/2017-02-14-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn-resigns.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, after days of controversy over his past contact with the Russian ambassador.

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Flynn, in his resignation letter, wrote that he “inadvertently” briefed top officials with incomplete information regarding a call with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

“I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology,” the letter read.

Vice President Mike Pence, after being briefed by Flynn, had said in television interviews that Flynn did not discuss sanctions with the ambassador. Flynn later admitted the issue may have been raised, which escalated the matter from a simmering controversy to a full-blown firestorm — resulting in Monday night’s resignation.

Flynn, separately, told Fox News in an email: “I have nothing to be ashamed for and everything to be proud of.”

Trump has named Lt. Gen Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., as his acting national security adviser.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox and Friends that the situation with Flynn had become “increasingly unsustainable.”

“In the end it really was the misleading or the forgetfulness about the characterizing of that conversation that was the lynchpin here,” she said.

The White House earlier said Trump was “evaluating the situation” regarding Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., deepening the uncertainty surrounding Flynn’s future in the new administration.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was consulting with Pence about his conversations with the national security adviser. Asked whether the president had been aware that Flynn might discuss sanctions with the Russian envoy, Spicer said, “No, absolutely not.”

Trump, who comments on a steady stream of issues on his Twitter feed, has been conspicuously silent about the matter since The Washington Post reported last week that Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian envoy. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russia for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition.

Earlier Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump had “full confidence” in Flynn, though her assertions were not backed up by other senior Trump aides. Spicer would say only that Flynn was continuing to carry out “his daily functions.”

The conflicting signals created confusion at the White House, with reporters crowding around Spicer’s office for hours Monday afternoon seeking information on Flynn’s future.

Fox News’ John Roberts, James Rosen, Edmund DeMarche and The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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NOT crazy: Trump didn’t get punked by China’s leader, he may have just avoided World War III /trumpnews/2017-02-13-not-crazy-trump-didnt-get-punked-by-chinas-leader-he-may-have-just-avoided-world-war-iii.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-not-crazy-trump-didnt-get-punked-by-chinas-leader-he-may-have-just-avoided-world-war-iii.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 During his campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump talked regularly about how China was taking advantage of the U.S. over trade thanks in large part to “bad deals” made by previous administrations.

In June of last year, during a campaign speech in Pennsylvania, Trump vowed, as he would often do, to punish China and renegotiate the bad trade deals that have sapped the U.S. of much of its manufacturing prowess and the employment that went with it.

After China was given membership into the World Trade Organization in 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported, the trade imbalance between two of the world’s biggest economies really grew:

Chinese exports to the U.S. have soared ever since, reaching a record $482 billion last year. And by some economists’ estimates, Chinese imports have resulted in a net loss of about 2 million domestic jobs from 1999 to 2011.

Fast forward several months to early December, shortly after he defeated two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton: Trump took a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which broke decades of protocol and greatly upset the Chinese. (RELATED: Conservative foreign and domestic policy news updated daily at

Then, a few days later, Trump appeared to openly question the United States’ long-standing “One China” policy – that is, the U.S. only officially recognizes China as an independent, sovereign nation and not Taiwan, which has governed itself independently since the Communists defeated the Nationalists in a long-running civil war that finally ended in 1949.

As The Hill noted, “Jimmy Carter formally declared Beijing the sole government of China in 1979, which ended formal U.S. diplomatic relations with Taiwan.”

“Adhering to the ‘one China’ principle is the political bedrock for the development US-China relations. If it is comprised or disrupted, the sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship, as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields would be out of question,” said an editorial in the Chinese Global Times newspaper, as quoted by CNN. Since all media is controlled by the government, China’s communist leadership often uses them as an organ to make quasi-official statements.

With so many issues on the table and so much pent-up tension with China left over from the Obama administration, it appeared that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were on a collision course that could wind up triggering the start of World War III. But then something happened last week: Trump and Xi spoke over the phone, and reports note that Trump has signed on to the One China policy.

So, did our president get punked by the Chinese leader? Did he get out-negotiated? Was he humiliated, as his political enemies are claiming? Or did he just avoid plunging the U.S. into a major shooting war with the world’s most populous country and second-largest economy?

I see it as the latter. As reported by The National Sentinel:

Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a long time covert operations and regime change expert, in an interview with Alex Jones, said he believes China has many more internal problems than most people are aware. And he does not believe Xi has a handle on the country’s deeply embedded economic problems.

In short, he thinks China is not as stable as it appears, and that additional aggravation by the United States could push the Chinese leader to the brink. (RELATED: Stay current on the biggest threats to U.S. security at

“Xi…really can’t handle the economy, which is totally messed up,” Pieczenik said. “There’s a huge outflow of cash that’s going into the United States and elsewhere. He has a major devaluation of the yuan (China’s currency). He has companies that are so corrupt that they’re making up numbers for the bonds that they’re selling in the trillions of dollars. And he has political unrest.”

So U.S. foreign policy, he says, should focus on helping Xi “stabilize his government before he thinks that an external war can help him out.”

It appears that Trump has taken that path in patching up the rocky start with his Chinese counterpart. And isn’t that a much better path?

For all of Trump’s detractors who portray him as some out-of-control lunatic with his fingers on the nuclear trigger, our president may have just made the best decision he could have in order to avoid ratcheting up tensions in the short term. Even though Taiwan is obviously an independent nation (and deserves to be recognized as such), the last thing Trump wants is to leave the Chinese president with little choice but to lash out militarily in an effort to detract from his country’s internal problems while at the same time rallying his people.

How’s that for not being the crazed, egomaniacal caricature he’s made out to be?

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


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With Trump in the White House, Democrats’ goal is now to make government as inefficient as possible … So far, they’re succeeding /trumpnews/2017-02-13-with-trump-in-the-white-house-democrats-goal-is-now-to-make-government-as-inefficient-as-possible-so-far-theyre-succeedin.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-with-trump-in-the-white-house-democrats-goal-is-now-to-make-government-as-inefficient-as-possible-so-far-theyre-succeedin.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Just one day after Donald Trump got elected, Barack Obama stood before the country and the world, and declared that he would do everything he could to ensure a peaceful and smooth transition of power. “I had a chance to talk to President-Elect Trump,” Obama explained at the press conference. “I had a chance to invite him to come to the White House tomorrow to talk about making sure that there is a successful transition between our presidencies.” Obama went on to declare that “peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.”

But Obama wasn’t the only liberal claiming to believe in the peaceful transition of power. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released an official statement the day after the election, in which she stated that the “peaceful transfer of power is the cornerstone of our democracy.” ABC’s Jonathan Karl went on the air with George Stephanopoulos and a handful of other liberals and said, “The peaceful transition of power following a democratic election is the ultimate American tradition.” Even Hillary Clinton herself, with her fake smile and her truly bizarre wardrobe, got in front of cameras after her devastating loss and referenced the Constitution. “Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power,” she explained. “We don’t just respect that, we cherish it.”

What a bunch of boloney.

In the three months since Donald Trump won the election, democrats have done virtually everything in their power to make his job difficult. Barack Obama and his administration worked tirelessly to set him up for failure. The liberals in the mainstream media have sabotaged him at every available opportunity. Some even started calling for his impeachment on Inauguration Day, before Trump even had a chance to govern. The democrats never wanted a peaceful transition of power; they want to make the process, and government as a whole, as inefficient as possible. (RELATED: Read about how Democrats are admitting they want to make the country ungovernable for Donald Trump).

In December of last year, Barack Obama unilaterally destroyed the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS, which was a program that required men from Middle Eastern countries to register with the federal government upon arrival. Obama’s Department of Homeland Security called the program “outdated” and “obsolete.” Many believe, and for good reason, that Obama did this with only a month left as president as a way of throwing a wrench in Donald Trump’s immigration agenda.

In another attempt to hold up the metaphorical middle finger to Donald Trump, Obama also used language from the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to implement a ban on Arctic oil drilling. These areas on the offshore United States are energy-rich areas that Donald Trump will now not be able to tap into. Given the fact that presidents rarely invoke the 1953 Act to implement law, it is hard to view this as anything but the former president making life harder for the new president.

When you look at the way democrats treated Trump’s cabinet nominees, it is hard to believe that this is the same party that once denounced congressional gridlock in the Obama era. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, didn’t receive a single democratic vote in the senate. In a similar fashion, only one senate democrat voted to confirm Jeff Sessions to the position of Attorney General. Though he is not technically a nominee for Donald Trump’s presidential cabinet, democrats are also threatening to do everything in their power to sabotage the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

There are so many other examples – far left liberals taking to the streets and lighting things on fire, leftist judges shooting down Trump’s proposed travel ban even though that the Executive Order is well within his authority, liberal advocacy groups starting petitions to impeach the president, etc. – that I don’t believe it’s much of a stretch to say that the democrats have failed to carry out a peaceful transition of power. It’s abundantly clear that their objective all along has been to resist, sabotage and obstruct. (RELATED: Read more about how the left is trying to sabotage Donald Trump).


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Mainstream media propagandists blindly circulating more Trump fake news, this time about the president’s father /trumpnews/2017-02-13-mainstream-media-once-again-circulating-trump-fake-news.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-mainstream-media-once-again-circulating-trump-fake-news.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The fools who pass themselves off as journalists in the establishment media have such a knee-jerk hatred for President Donald Trump they’ll publish anything that even remotely appears to substantiate their pre-conceived biases.

So upset that a plain-spoken and sometimes gruff billionaire businessman and reality TV host was able to soundly defeat Queen Hillary in a face-to-face election, hacks at the Washington Post leapt on an unsubstantiated claim by a previously unknown organization that Moscow distributed anti-Clinton propaganda to 200 websites, who then published the “fake news.” Why? Because there had to be some reason Trump won other than the fact that Clinton was just a horrible, uninspiring candidate. So the Post published the claim without even checking it out.

Come to find out, the claim was completely bogus, and the Post was forced to publish a sort-of, kind-of retraction. Oops. (RELATED: We keep the mainstream media honest at

Because Trump was revealed once to have said some inappropriate sexual things about women, Buzzfeed and CNN were just certain that an “intelligence dossier” containing some nasty, salacious things Trump allegedly did – that the Russians knew about – both published stories about the dossier (Buzzfeed published the entire document and is now facing a defamation lawsuit), again without verifying a single word that was in it. Never mind that the “dossier” had been floating around establishment media and U.S. intelligence circles for months, without a single claim made in the document having been verified. It sounded like something Trump would do, so these idiots went with it.

Now, because we all know Trump is an overt racist, it must run in the family, right? That’s the preconception that allowed another group of “journalists” to be duped into running with stories claiming that, in the late 1960s, Fred Trump, the president’s father, plotted a run for mayor of New York City and made racist TV ads that he allegedly planned to run.

Except that they were fake – good ones, but fake nonetheless.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, the fakes were mentioned in an essay written by longtime Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal and published by the London Review of Books:

In 1969, Fred Trump plotted to run for mayor of New York … He made two test television commercials. One of them, called ‘Dope Man’, featured a drug-addled black youth wandering the streets. ‘With four more years of John Lindsay,’ the narrator intoned, ‘he will be coming to your neighbourhood soon.’ The ad flashed to the anxious faces of two well-dressed white women. ‘Vote for Fred Trump. He’s for us.’

The other commercial, ‘Real New Yorkers’, showed scenes of ‘real’ people from across the city, all of them white. Fred Trump, the narrator said, ‘is a real New Yorker too.’ In the end he didn’t run, but his campaign themes were bequeathed to his son.

Shortly after the essay appeared, the videos that he discussed were shared mightily among establishment reporters. In fact, the Washington Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, was among the first to begin sharing them. As you can see, he’s deleted the Twitter page in which he first mentioned the bogus videos.

Not only did Fred Trump never run for NYC mayor, he also never had any test videos/commercials made.

The Post finally figured that out. The paper said the ads were created by a company called Historical Paroxysm, which portrays “found footage from alternate realities.” (RELATED: See how else they’re trying to fool us at

“In other words, they create archival-looking footage mirroring alternate histories,” the Post reported. The fake ads were posted to Twitter and Vimeo in October; they’ve since been taken down.

It should be obvious by now who the real media is and who are the pretenders: The alternative media, like us, are the only fact-based news organizations in operation these days. The old-guard, Left-wing establishment media continues to discredit itself with fake reports, fake news, and fake data because it is inundated with Alt-Left hacks posing as reporters and editors who believe their own false narratives about our president. They made up their own reality: Trump isn’t a racist, he isn’t a homophobe, he’s not a misogynist, and he’s no bigot, but because these idiots have convinced themselves Trump is all of these things, they continue to get it wrong when it comes to covering him and his presidency.

And that’s not going to change, by the way. Lying and making things up about conservatives and Republicans is a badge of honor for the Alt-Left and its Democratic Party. Pathetic as that sounds, it’s true; how much would you wager that Kessler won’t be fired, fined or punished in any way by his employer, the Post, for his fact-checking blunder?

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


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JOURNO-TERRORISM: New York Times now openly aiding and abetting Muslim Brotherhood terrorists /trumpnews/2017-02-13-journo-terrorism-new-york-times-now-openly-aiding-and-abetting-muslim-brotherhood-terrorists.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-journo-terrorism-new-york-times-now-openly-aiding-and-abetting-muslim-brotherhood-terrorists.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A good rule of thumb for the Trump administration to use when determining foreign policy is to oppose everything that The New York Times says is a good idea. That’s because The Times’ editorial board, editors and reporters don’t have Trump’s – or America’s – best interests in mind.

As noted by Breitbart Jerusalem’s Aaron Klein, in recent weeks The Times has been running editorials and stories pushing the Trump administration not to place the Muslim Brotherhood on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations.

But, as Klein notes, the group has a long, long history of promoting Islamic rule and implementing it in any way possible, including through the use of terrorism:

“The Muslim Brotherhood openly seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Sharia law. While many Brotherhood wings reject the use of violence as a strategic tactic, preferring instead a sophisticated gradualist strategy to achieve their aims, the Brotherhood has spawned terrorist organizations – most notably Hamas – that adhere to its philosophy of a world order based on Islam. The Brotherhood was also a central player in the so-called Arab Spring, revolutions punctuated by violence across the Arab world.” [Emphasis added]

This, just as new reports say that elite Hamas fighters are joining the ranks of ISIS.

Indeed, as Klein notes, if the U.S. were to add the Muslim Brotherhood to the list of terrorist or terrorism-sponsoring organizations, it would join other Muslim countries that have done the same thing, including Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. (RELATED: The threats to America are real – keep track of them at

But none of this matters to The Times, whose editorial board today advocates for America’s enemies just like it did in the 1930s, when it failed to believe that Hitler’s anti-Semitism was real, and soft-pedaled his rise to power as “a new moderation.”

Relying on the well-worn but monumentally incorrect theory that if the West identifies and calls radical Islamic terrorism by its name then that only inspires more terrorism because it creates an atmosphere of “racism” in the Middle East, The Times has warned against designating the Brotherhood as a terrorist group. The paper also claims that the designation “appears to be part of a mission by the president and his closest advisers to heighten fears by promoting a dangerously exaggerated vision of an America under siege by what they call radical Islam.”

That’s an interesting characterization, given that The Times actually published an “Explanatory Memorandum” this week that was written by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1991, and involved “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within,” with emphasis on conducting operations within the United States.

And still the pinheads at The Times advocate on behalf of the Brotherhood. Are these people just stupid, or are they traitors? You be the judge.

But it’s clear that The Times is no longer America’s “paper of record,” because the election of Trump to the presidency proved once again that the bulk of Americans outside of California are patriotic and are craving a re-institution of constitutional government, law, order and border protection that would help prevent infiltration by terrorist forces intent on doing us harm. (RELATED: Who is trying to destroy our society today? Stay informed at

They have even said as much – and still a major American newspaper refuses to acknowledge the danger. Rather, they accuse our president and, by default, those of us who support him, of allowing racism to motivate policy (the 90-day travel ban, for instance, that has been allowed to become a political football when it should not have been).

The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is the replacement of American democratic republicanism and constitutionalism with authoritarian Sharia law, where women are considered second-class citizens, gays/lesbians/transgenders/etc. are jailed or killed, and there is a singular religious belief and philosophy tolerated: Islam.

From a newspaper that allegedly champions the rights of minorities, women and the persecuted, the very last thing the journo-terrorists on the NYT editorial board should support is a group that stands in opposition to those principles.

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


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Memo to the angry Leftists at WaPo: You’ve become America’s newest hate group and Trump isn’t going anywhere /trumpnews/2017-02-13-memo-to-the-angry-leftists-at-wapo-youve-become-americas-newest-hate-group-and-trump-isnt-going-anywhere.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-memo-to-the-angry-leftists-at-wapo-youve-become-americas-newest-hate-group-and-trump-isnt-going-anywhere.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Oh, the predictions of angry Left-wing media sycophants who have sold their souls to the Democratic Party, which – thanks to successive electoral trouncings in the Age of Obama – has become little more than a fractious, regional entity.

It is apparent that the longer President Donald Trump is in office, the more unhinged these people will become. Let’s face it, they just can’t come to grips with the fact that their candidate was so compromised, so thoroughly corrupt and so incredibly uninspiring she was trounced in an electoral landslide by a billionaire businessman and former reality TV host. Delicious!

It’s that shame and utter embarrassment – remember, most of these geniuses laughingly wrote Trump off early on and predicted he would also lead to the demise of the Republican Party – that drives their anger now. Frankly, it’s quite comical to observe. (RELATED: Conservatism is alive and well – discover the truth at

The hate is especially pervasive at the discredited establishment press, who outed themselves as fake news factories during the recently concluded election cycle and have only ratcheted up their anti-Trump hate since he took office.

The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker is emblematic of the anguish-induced mental breakdown of the Left: A recent piece of hers is so detached from reality that you have to wonder if some alien entity from another planet wrote it.

Salivating over the fiction that Trump will be out in two years, maybe less, for alleged ethical, constitutional, and psychological reasons, Parker, with a straight face, writes that Americans will be so sick of Trump and Republicans that, in 2018, voters will sweep Democrats back into power in Congress, where they will summarily impeach Trump if he’s still around.

There’s more. She actually takes Trump to task for defending his daughter, Ivanka, from the company Nordstrom, which in a fit of politically motivated rage, just decided to drop her fashion line. The store chain is certainly free to do that, but expecting a president father to sit there and take it is absurd. Heck, when Obama wanted to insert himself into an issue, he would make up children to defend (“If I had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon”).

Parker also tried to use what was clearly a pre-planned “protest” of a town hall meeting held by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, to ‘prove’ there is widespread discontent to Trump and his conservative/Republican agenda. Understand that Chaffetz won his district by nearly 50 points, but now suddenly we’re supposed to believe there is so much hate and discontent for him just two months later, and over the repeal of Obamacare, of all things (a new Harvard Kennedy School of Government poll reaffirms most Americans do not like it and want it repealed). Given that Soros money has been spread around to groups protesting Republicans all over the country, Parker’s reliance on these new town hall protests as “evidence” of a “groundswell of opposition” to the president is comical.

Parker even tried to make the argument that Trump has assaulted civil liberties, open government and religious freedom. It was hard to hold back the laughter at this point.

She doesn’t seem to get it that enforcing immigration laws is not a violation of “civil rights,” considering that people who are in our country illegally don’t have the same rights as Americans.

That she mentions “Trump” and “open government” in the same sentence is a sick joke after eight years of the least transparent government in the history of the country under Obama, as one of Parker’s own colleagues at the Post has even said.

And “religious freedom?” Please. Stop it. My sides are aching. The anti-religious Left has waged war against Christians in their own nation for decades, culminating in recent months with attacks on governors like Mike Pence, he of recent vice presidential fame, for signing legislation guaranteeing religious freedom. Of course, Parker’s ham-fisted attempt to paint the president as an enemy of religious freedom is tied to his executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven failed or failing countries even the Obama administration identified as being rife with terrorists and terrorism. Hey Kathleen – that’s not a Muslim ban Trump issued, else it would apply to all “Muslim-dominated” countries, where 90 percent of the rest of the Muslim population lives. Don’t you feel dumb? You should.

No, Trump’s disputed executive order is a ban on potential terrorists even the Syrian president acknowledges are real. Granted, not all Muslims are terrorists, but aside from the Soros-paid thugs beating people up and burning private property in the U.S., did you ever notice how nearly all terrorists are Muslims? (RELATED: Stay up with all of the latest in domestic unrest at

The angry Left, America’s newest hate group, will continue kicking and screaming against Trump into further irrelevance. The amazing thing is most of them aren’t even smart enough to figure out why they keep losing elections – to candidates like Trump.

Parker may be part of the cool kids club in sequestered D.C., but it’s obvious she doesn’t have a clue about Trump, his base of support, and why nobodies like her are no longer relevant.

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


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Now “The Terminator” supports letting terrorists into our country, saying Trump’s travel ban “makes us look stupid” /trumpnews/2017-02-13-now-the-terminator-supports-letting-terrorists-into-our-country-saying-trumps-travel-ban-makes-us-look-stupid.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-now-the-terminator-supports-letting-terrorists-into-our-country-saying-trumps-travel-ban-makes-us-look-stupid.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 No one can question actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love for the United States. After emigrating to the U.S. from Austria as a young man, eventually becoming a citizen, he managed to amass a fortune through hard work as a bodybuilder, then as a star in Hollywood, and eventually found his way to the governor’s mansion of the country’s most populous state as a Republican.

But the current star of “Celebrity Apprentice,” which he took over from Trump, is wrong in his characterization of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven failed or failing countries previously identified as harbingers of terrorism.

In an interview with the magazine Extra, Schwarzenegger said Trumps executive action in ordering the travel ban “makes us look stupid,” The Hill reported.

Schwarzenegger – who at one time had some pretty solid bonafides as a Republican but lost most of them during his gubernatorial tenure in the country’s most Alt-Left state – did not vote for Trump; he was a Kasich supporter (another RINO). (RELATED: Find out what other Hollywood and entertainment stars are up to at

“I know what he’s trying to accomplish — his fear about people coming in from other places, causing harm to the country,” he said in late January. “There is another way to going about it to do it the right way and accomplish all of the goals. I think they were hasty with it.”

“I think the real problem is that it was vetted badly. If they would run this by the Justice Department and Homeland Security and had the lawyers really study and focus on it and give it some time to do it the right way,” Schwarzenegger added.

The Hill also claimed in its story that according to “reports” Trump did not run his executive order by the Justice Department or the Department of Homeland Security.

Turns out that’s false. In a statement to the media Jan. 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer explicitly said the order had been vetted by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

As for DHS, it’s unclear why The Hill and the former bodybuilding star think that agency has a role in determining national security policy; if anything, it would have been more appropriate to vet the order through the State Department. DHS’ role is to enforce the order, not be in on the process of approving it.

But the overall point is clear: Like so many others who will never support Trump no matter what he does, Schwarzenegger is letting his personal opinion of him get in the way of logic and reason. Schwarzenegger – not a stupid man – should know better; as the former chief executive of the country’s biggest state, he knows there are decisions that have to be made that are in the best interests of the public, even if those decisions are unpopular to a segment of the public.

That’s all Trump’s order sought to do – provide the American people with better protection from potential acts of terrorism, including Americans who don’t like him much. Including The Terminator.

Political opposition and the ability to express it so important to our founding fathers they ensured that the Constitution’s very first amendment recognized both as inalienable rights that no one – and no government, especially – could or should take away. (RELATED: Find out how much the Constitution still matters at

But opposing Trump just because is not a good reason; he was lawfully elected president and, as president, he has constitutional and statutory authority to issue the very order he issued.

Opposing him just because is what makes us look stupid, especially to enemies who are set to exploit irrational and improper federal court orders that seek to tie the president’s hands.

He might think he’s trying to play the role of moderate mediator, but honestly, we can now add Arnold Schwarzenegger to the list of groups and federal judges aiding and abetting our terrorist enemies by their actions, just because they don’t like the guy in the White House.

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


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To the ‘American’ companies dropping Trump merchandise, you don’t deserve him as president /trumpnews/2017-02-13-to-the-american-companies-dropping-trump-merchandise-you-dont-deserve-him-as-president.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-to-the-american-companies-dropping-trump-merchandise-you-dont-deserve-him-as-president.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In recent days President Donald Trump did what any self-respecting and loving father would do: He defended his daughter, Ivanka, after high-end retailer Nordstrom decided to stop carrying her product line, out of nothing but pure spite for her father.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,” Trump tweeted, as reported by Business Insider. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”

White House spokesman Sean Spicer laid it out plainly – Nordstrom’s decision was a “direct attack on his policies and [Ivanka’s] name.”

“Each year we cut about 10% [of brands carried] and refresh our assortment with about the same amount,” a Nordstrom representative lied in a statement to Business Insider. “In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”

It was just the latest in a string of retailer attacks on Ivanka and her father; in the days after the announcement, retailers Neiman Marcus and Belk’s also stopped carrying the Ivanka line, citing the same lame excuse.

Now, dying retailers Sears and K-Mart have also decided to stop selling Trump Home, which is part of the Trump Organization, Breitbart News reported.

“As part of the company’s initiative to optimize its online product assortment, we constantly refine that assortment to focus on our most profitable items,” a Sears Holdings spokesperson said “Amid that streamlining effort, 31 Trump Home items were among the items removed online this week. Products from the line are still offered online via third-party Marketplace vendors.”

If we’re to believe that, suddenly, popular Trump branded items are now unpopular – because, the inference is, the president is supposedly so unpopular (according to fake polls that oversample Democrats) – then we have swampland in Arizona to sell you. (RELATED: Stay current with the president and his plans and policies at

The fact is, this president – if he’s allowed to implement his policies and he’s not blocked by angry Left-wing haters – will become the greatest thing for businesses since Reagan economic revolution in the 1980s.

Unlike his two-time presidential loser rival, Hillary Clinton, Trump actually has a lot of business experience and knows what needs to be done to make it easier for businesses to survive and thrive.

In fact, Americans trusted him much more than Clinton to not only bring back jobs but also to reduce the regulatory regime emanating from Washington’s vast bureaucracy that prevents businesses from expanding, taxes them heavily, and imposes inane rules that cost jobs while reducing profit margins.

For months during the campaign, Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in D.C. – the corruption, the crony capitalism, and all of the back-room deal-making that has enriched lobbyists and key corporate interests while leaving Mainstreet America in the dust. But that pledge also included dismantling as much of the byzantine bureaucracy as possible: Cutting through red tape so that businesses can grow and projects can be completed on time and under budget. (RELATED: Trump’s agenda is pro-growth and free-market oriented – stay informed at

And for his efforts, Trump is getting shunned by some of the very businesses and corporations he’s trying to help? What kind of sense does make?

None, of course, because Left-wing liberal thought makes no sense. It’s baseless, hypocritical, empty, and devoid of reality. Only jerks would make a political statement against the one person who could help them thrive again. These fools are alienating more than half the country with their childish gestures, and in the age of the online shopping experience, you’d think brick-and-mortar retailers would leave politics at the curb and try to appeal to as many consumers as possible.

The CEOs of these retailers don’t deserve a president like Donald Trump. They deserve someone like President Obama, whose big-government policies and “regulations first” approach to government have put dozens of retailers behind the financial eight ball. Remember Obamacare, you idiots?

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


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The Number 1 Reason Why Trump Is Good For Stocks /trumpnews/2017-02-13-the-number-1-reason-why-trump-is-good-for-stocks.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-the-number-1-reason-why-trump-is-good-for-stocks.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The US equity market is very different than before Election Day 2016, and that’s not just because we are at fresh all-time highs.  There were plenty of new highs from 2013-2016, after all.  What’s different is the lack of sector and asset class correlation now versus 2009 – 2016.

(Article by Tyler Durden from

Simply put, they are finally back to normal.  The drop in correlations among the 11 sectors of the S&P 500 has been profound, from 75-80% pre-Election to 57-62% afterwards.  This month’s reading of 57% points to the lasting nature of the change; this is a not blip.


The ramifications of this shift are: 1) lower S&P volatility (because, math) 2) getting sector bets right is now even more critical to outperformance and 3) it applies not only to domestic US equities, but to global managers who must allocate to EAFE and Emerging Market assets (correlations are structurally lower there as well).


It has been 94 days since the US Presidential election and Donald Trump’s surprise win.  In some ways it feels like yesterday, if only because it was not the expected outcome.  And in other ways, it feels like it was years ago.  Especially if you follow US equity markets, which have been remarkably quiescent.  If a modern day Rip Van Winkle went to sleep on November 7th, woke up today, and looked at a chart of the S&P 500 he might think “Oh, Hillary Clinton won…  And everything is status quo.  I am a little surprised US stocks rallied so hard, but there’s no volatility.  Yep – Hillary won.”

To see the effect of the Trump victory, you have to look at something other than price levels; you have to examine asset and sector price correlations.  We have been doing this monthly since 2009, and the story has been largely the same.  Correlations among the 10 (now 11) sectors of the S&P 500 have averaged 80-90%, and Emerging Markets and EAFE (Europe, Asia, Far East) equity markets have similarly tracked US equities.  This was known as ‘Risk On, Risk Off” for much of the post 2009 period of market history.  Everything goes up on the same days, and down on the same days.


Well, the world is very different now, and by a magnitude I would have thought impossible 95 days ago. We have attached some tables and charts to this note (click at the top for the PDF), but here is the highlight reel:


  • Average sector correlations to the S&P 500 were 57.1% last month. On the eve of the US elections, they were 66% and for the prior year they had ranged from 70-80%.  From 2009 – 2015, they were rarely below 80% and were +90% for 5 months straight in 2011. Since the election, sector correlations to the S&P 500 have been 56.8% (December), 61.2% (January) and that 57.1% reading we just mentioned.  Keep in mind that 50% is a good estimate for a pre-Crisis long run average, and we are basically there now after almost a decade of unusually high correlations.
  • The same observation holds for international equity markets. They have been tied at the hip to US stocks since the Financial Crisis as well, but now correlations for the EAFE country stocks to the S&P 500 are 61.4% and for Emerging Market equities it is 34.6%. The ramp down post-US election was a little slower.  Correlations last month were 74.3% (EAFE) and 55.1% (Emerging Markets).
  • The story in other asset classes is mixed. Precious metals (gold and silver) have been consistently in the low-correlation camp since 2009, and remain so today.  High yield corporate bonds are seeing higher correlations to US stocks in the past month (now 72.9%, but 62.5% last month and 54.7% the month before that).  High quality corporates and long dated Treasuries now sport (no surprise) a negative correlation to US stocks (-30.2% and -35.9%, respectively).


Since correlations were uniformly high before Election Day and now have reverted to much lower long term averages, we are going to chalk this up entirely to Donald Trump’s victory.  Nothing else is sufficiently different so as to explain it.  And as much as the recent spate of new highs is a welcomed development, we had new highs before the Election. The drop in correlations is really “New new”.

The big question is “OK, what does this mean?”  Three thoughts to wrap up this note:

  • Point #1: Lower correlations mean less price volatility in the S&P 500. That’s just math:  the lower the correlation between assets in a portfolio, the lower the overall volatility. That’s one reason why the CBOE VIX Index has been so low (along with realized volatility).  We’ll have to wait and see how much the sector correlations stay low when we get a systemic shock, but for now we can expect volatility to remain under pressure.
  • Point #2: Getting sector and stock bets right just got a whole lot more serious.  As correlations drift lower, different sectors will tend to show greater price and performance dispersion.  Use Health Care as an example.  Say you underweighted that group at the end of last year.  Big mistake: it is up 4.1% year to date, and only overweights in Tech (+5.9% YTD) and/or Consumer Discretionary (+4.8% YTD) would have saved you so far.  No other sector has better YTD performance than those three.
  • Point #3: The same goes for international equity portfolios.  Emerging markets are up 8.2% in dollar terms so far in 2017. EAFE is up 3.9% – more than the S&P 500’s 3.1% price return.

We will close with two reminders.

  • Next week is St Valentine’s Day (Tuesday). Make sure whatever you might be getting your significant other arrives on Monday, not Tuesday.  If you leave it up to UPS or FedEx or the local florist, your gift will arrive at 5pm.  You don’t want to leave your special someone hanging, do you?
  • The day after Valentine’s is the unofficial middle of the first quarter. The drop in correlations has put a lot of managers on the back foot. Just consider Financials – last quarter’s “It” sector has underperformed in Q1 (2.1% versus 3.1% for the S&P 500). Or Energy, last year’s big winner and with a lot of funds still overweight (down 3.3% YTD).

That’s the rough part about the sudden drop in correlation; being wrong just got a lot more expensive.  Underperforming groups like Energy and Financials are on a short leash as we transit the mid-quarter point. They both worked today, but they have a lot of ground to cover.  You might not see this turmoil on the market’s surface, but it is there.  And it will most likely get even choppier.

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President Donald Trump has never had the flu shot… and never got the flu, either – coincidence? /trumpnews/2017-02-13-president-donald-trump-has-never-received-the-flu-shot.html /trumpnews/2017-02-13-president-donald-trump-has-never-received-the-flu-shot.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 President Donald Trump says, “I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body, which is basically what they do.” If you don’t know it by now, most people who get the flu are those injected with the flu vaccine, year after year after year.

The influenza vaccine insert tells you in plain writing that you should not get more than one vaccine in a lifetime, but who reads the vaccine insert and who cares about the warnings and side effects, right? You only read the ingredients on food and personal care products, and rely on medical doctors to inform you that the flu jab contains high levels of mercury, listed as thimerosal, plus formaldehyde (for embalming dead folks) and aluminum (the leading cause of Alzheimer’s).

Why would President Trump, a man who shakes more hands in a day than most people living on planet Earth, never get a flu shot, but somehow never get the flu? It’s simple: The flu shot is a huge scam that’s heavily marketed to every living American, including the elderly, pregnant women and babies just 6 months young.

You may think it’s tough to catch the U.S. government and the CDC telling boldfaced lies, but it’s not. The CDC blatantly lies to every American every year, saying that mercury has been removed from childhood vaccines, but the influenza vaccine (nicknamed the flu shot for good reason) is literally laced and loaded with mercury, some jabs containing up to 25,000 times the amount the EPA says is too much to consume from tap water or fish.

Imagine that. Not only are you severely overdosing yourself or your child with a known neurotoxin and brain-damaging chemical, but with a vaccine you are bypassing the normal bodily defense systems and filters, including the skin, the lungs and the digestive tract.

Flu vaccines are shot directly into muscle tissue, entering the blood and sometimes crossing the blood/brain barrier. Can you say autism spectrum disorder while ignoring this message?

In October of 2015, on Opie Radio, Trump was interviewed and stated the truth about the influenza vaccine. Listen for yourself here.

More damage rewards paid out by the vaccine industry for flu shot injuries and deaths than all other vaccines combined

Any way you slice it, President Donald J. Trump is a brilliant man. He defied all odds to win the presidency, and he stands up for truth and ethics, despite the false image the mass media has painted of him. He combines common sense, research and heartfelt care to make informed decisions about many topics. Trump has repeatedly aired his concerns about vaccine safety and how chemical ingredients can injure humans, whether those people are adults, children or infants. Too many shots too close together are simply bad news. Today, vaccines, including the flu vaccine, are the most devastating form of chemical violence in history.

Every three months, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) updates its data on the alarming statistics of humans suffering the dire health consequences of injecting mercury, formaldehyde and aluminum into their muscle tissue. The vast majority of vaccine injury cases settled, including for several deaths, are for the flu shot.

Why are so many American children allergic to peanuts and in need of EpiPens?

Have you ever wondered why hundreds of thousands of U.S. children are allergic to peanuts? A hundred years ago, peanut allergies were unheard of, yet today, as many as 2 million U.S. children are allergic to them. What changed? The flu shot.

The influenza vaccine is brewed in peanut oil that’s not listed as an ingredient because only “trace amounts” remain – not enough according to the FDA and CDC to harm people. Peanut oil has been used in vaccines since the 1960s, but because it doesn’t “show up” in the final vaccine product, the manufacturers are allowed to leave it off the package inserts.

Peanut oil is just one “growth medium” that vaccine manufacturers use to make vaccines, like egg embryo (protein) and casein (milk). This is what they use to make MMR and influenza vaccines. Are you having peanut oil injected into your child’s muscle tissue, then wondering why he/she goes into anaphylactic shock when a package of peanuts or peanut butter is opened anywhere in the room?

Peanut allergy has suddenly emerged as the number one cause of death from food reactions, and more pregnant women, children and infants are getting the flu shot than ever before in history. Coincidence?

Best way to avoid the flu and severe food allergies is to avoid the flu shot altogether

Mass hypersensitivity is a co-feature of modern chemical medicine, but it’s kept secret. This is the precise reason why many doctors in the early 1900s were dead set against vaccines; the advertised benefit was not worth the risk.

Foreign protein in the blood is a universal trigger for allergic reactions in all animals. Scientists know this to be fact. Food anaphylaxis is a violent reaction that requires an initial sensitization involving the injection of certain proteins, followed later by ingestion of that same food. Get it? You get the shot injected into your muscle tissue, causing an unnatural fight or flight immune reaction, then later you eat the food. Vaccines were first brewed in eggs, meat, milk and diphtheria proteins. Scientists began using peanut oil to brew vaccines in the 1960s.

Interested in avoiding the flu and preventing food allergies? Avoid the flu shot. You can build natural immunity to viruses by consuming oil of oregano, organic garlic and many other natural remedies.

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