Calling Out Kellyanne On The Lies

Jake Tapper spars with Kellyanne Conway over WH falsehoods

– Eli Watkins (CNN)
2/7/17

Excerpt:

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN’s “The Lead” Tuesday in a 25-minute interview with Jake Tapper where they discussed President Donald Trump’s falsehoods and the administration’s treatment of the press.

“I don’t think CNN is ‘fake news.’ I think there are some reports everywhere, in print, on TV, on radio, in conversation, that are not well-researched and are sometimes based on falsehoods,” Conway said.

Conway conceded this even as Trump has continually slammed major media organizations, including CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post, as “fake news.”

Full article:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/politics/kellyanne-conway-jake-tapper-interview-cnntv/

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Pipeline Set To Destroy Sacred Land

Army Approves Dakota Access Pipeline Route, Paving Way For The Project’s Completion

– REBECCA HERSHER (NPR)
2/7/17

trumpalternativefacts.com website post author’s thoughts:

So, the first place he attacks with the military is here in the US. Destroying land held sacred for thousands of years. Because who cares about Native Americans? Or breaking the law? Apparently not the GOP.

Excerpt:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, paving the way for construction of the final 1.5 miles of the more than 1,700-mile pipeline.

In doing so, the Army cut short its environmental impact assessment and the public comment period associated with it.

In a Jan. 18 notice published in the Federal Register the Army had said it would accept public comments on the project through Feb. 20, still nearly two weeks away.

On Jan. 24, President Trump signed a memorandum encouraging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the review and approval process, and last week the Army said that it had been directed to expedite its review of the route.

Full article:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/07/513951600/army-approves-dakota-access-pipeline-route-paving-way-for-the-projects-completion

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Banned From UK Parliament

Donald Trump will not be allowed to address Parliament on UK state visit, Speaker John Bercow says

– Jon Stone (Political Correspondent)
2/6/17

trumpalternativefacts.com website post author’s thoughts:

Well done UK!
🙂   🙂   🙂

Excerpt:

MPs break into spontaneous applause as Speaker says he will not permit the President to address Westminster Hall

Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, the Speaker of the House of Commons hassaid in a major snub to the American President.

In a dramatic intervention, John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was “strongly opposed” to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons as he stressed that being invited to address Parliament was “not an automatic right” but “an earned honour”.

Full article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-trump-uk-state-visit-speaker-address-parliament-a7565651.html

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Time Calls For Impeachment

Why We’re Calling for Congress to Impeach Donald Trump

– James C. Nelson, John Bonifaz (Time Magazine)
2/6/17

trumpalternativefacts.com website post author’s thoughts:

Sign the Petition:

Trump has been in violation of the constitution since the day he was sworn in. He continues to act recklessly and puts our country and the world in peril. Sign the petition now!

Impeach Trump Now Petition

Excerpt:

It has been widely acknowledged that, upon swearing the Oath of Office, President Donald Trump would be in direct violation of the foreign-emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Never heard of the foreign-emoluments clause? You’re not alone. It’s tucked away in Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution. It’s clause number 8. It states, in pertinent part: “… no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

This clause was included in the Articles of Confederation and, later, in the Constitution itself. It was borne out of the Framers’ obsession with preventing in the newly minted United States the sort of corruption that dominated 17th and 18th century foreign politics and governments — characterized by gift-giving, back-scratching, foreign interference in other countries and transactions that might not lead to corruption but, nonetheless, could give the appearance of impropriety.

Where Trump runs afoul of the foreign-emoluments clause is that, first and foremost, he is a businessman with significant financial interests and governmental entanglements all over the globe. Indeed, as Norman Eisen, Richard Painter and Laurence Tribe stated at the Brookings Institution, “Never in American history has a [President] presented more conflict of interest questions and foreign entanglements than Donald Trump.” Moreover, Trump’s businesses dealings are veiled in complicated corporate technicalities and lack transparency.

Full article:

http://time.com/4658633/impeach-donald-trump-congress/

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NY Times Hurt His Feelings. Naturally He Attacks. Again.

After NYT Exposes His Blatant Conflicts Of Interest, Trump Attacks Paper As “FAKE NEWS”

– John Wright
2/4/17

Excerpt:

Despite placing his business holdings in a trust, President Donald Trump remains closely tied to his real estate empire, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The New York Times reported on the documents Friday, prompting an outburst from Trump on Saturday morning.

“After being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Full article:

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/johnwright/trump_attacks_nyt_for_reporting_on_his_blatant_conflicts_of_interest

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Executive Actions Galore

“Trump has already signed 22 executive actions — here’s what each one does”

– Rebecca Harrington (Business Insider)
2/3/17

Excerpt:

President Donald Trump’s first two weeks in office were filled with a flurry of action, and he’s just getting started.

The 45th president has signed 22 executive actions so far, with far-reaching effects on Americans’ lives.

While many of them have been billed as executive orders in the popular vernacular, most of them were technically presidential memoranda or proclamations.

Full article:

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-executive-orders-memorandum-proclamations-presidential-action-guide-2017-1

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Watching Cartoons During Crisis

Trump family hosts ‘Finding Dory’ screening at White House as immigration ban turns to crisis

David Edwards
1/29/17

trumpalternativefacts.com website post author’s thoughts:

9/11 flashback. Can’t help it. I wonder if any other 9/11 survivors got the same chill when they read this.
It reminds me way too much of Bush Jr sitting there reading a children’s book to a class while our country was under attack. I’ve heard all the excuses, he didn’t want to alarm the children, yada yada yada. Apparently he was incapable of improvising a reason to leave suddenly, so instead of possibly hurting the feelings of thirty children, he continued to read while Americans were dying at the World Trade Center and no one knew what was going on in the world.
Priorities and all.

Excerpt:

President Donald Trump reportedly hosted a screening of the movie Finding Dory on Sunday while protests erupted across the world in response to an executive order banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Soon after protests broke out over green card holders being detained at U.S. airports on Saturday, the White House released a Sunday schedule which reserved the president’s afternoon for a movie screening.

Full article:

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/trump-family-hosts-finding-dory-screening-at-white-house-as-immigration-ban-turns-to-crisis/

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Bannon Predicted War With China

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows

– Benjamin Haas (theguardian.com)
2/1/17

Excerpt:

Steve Bannon: ‘We’re going to war in the South China Sea … no doubt. The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East.

Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men in Donald Trump’s administration, Steve Bannon, the former head of far-right news website Breitbart who is now chief strategist at the White House.

In the first weeks of Trump’s presidency, Bannon has emerged as a central figure. He was appointed to the “principals committee” of the National Security Council in a highly unusual move and was influential in the recent travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, overruling Department of Homeland Security officials who felt the order did not apply to green card holders.

Full article:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trump-war-south-china-sea-no-doubt

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