Tuesday and Wednesday Trump Tweets

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Tuesday

The Emerson ePoll conducted July 6th-7th, ” Data was collected using both an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines only (n=450) and an online panel provided by Survey Monkey (n=450)” 900 people responding, with an error margin of +/- 3.4.

President Trump’s job rating 

Approve 43%

Disapprove 50%

Better off financially 

Hispanics 62%

Blacks 30%

Worse Off financially

Hispanics 25%

Blacks 40%

Generic Congressional Ballot Test

Democrats  49%

Republicans 42%

The youth vote, which usually under-performs in a mid-term election cycle, break for democrats over republicans 58%-34%. Midwest were President Trump performed well in the general election job approval 40%, disapproval 54%. In the generic Congressional test the Midwest favored democrats 52% over republicans 34%.


NATO—Article 5: The principle of collective defense is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.

The NATO or what at the time was known as the Washington Treaty, was signed in April, 1949 at the same time the U.S. Senate “adopted the Vandenberg Resolution – a resolution that would change the course of American foreign policy since it allowed the United States to constitutionally participate in a mutual defence system in times of peace.”

Article 5 has only been called into play by one Allied force, The United States of America.

NATO spending is both indirect and direct spending “common funding.” In simple terms 2% of a countries GDP is spent, by that country, on that countries own defense spending. The U.S. does not pay to defend Germany, we pay for our own military which Germany would be allowed to use, if the situation called for joint military action, for example when the U.S. joined with our allies to bomb Syria, each country used its own military resources.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) voted no

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) there has been no statement at this time as to why Senator Lee voted no.

The resolution is non-bidding.


USA Today: Pfizer announced after what Pfizer’s CEO Ian Read called “an extensive discussion with Trump on Tuesday,” that they would place a hold on raising prices, but reimpose the increases no later than January 1st, but warned, “they could return earlier if Trump’s “blueprint,” on drug prices takes effect before then.”

In May President Trump announced a “blueprint,” it consisted of forty-four pages, he said at the time, “We will have tougher negotiation, more competition and much lower prices at the pharmacy counter. And it will start to take effect very soon.”

Critics of the plan said it lacked “aggressive maneuvers required to curtail prices.”


Wednesday 

More to come on the Bilateral Breakfast…


Soybean farmers are feeling the full force of tariffs imposed by President Trump on China. ASA said in a statement that, “Soybean farmers, whose crop represents 41 percent of the value of products on China’s tariff list, will feel the full effect.”

President Trump’s administration on Tuesday announced another round of tariffs to start against China sometime after August 30th. Food from fish, to fruits to vegetables, this includes soybeans, will see another 10% tariff applied to exports and imports as China has already expressed their intentions to retaliate against the latest levy.


Congressional R’s have failed to gather support for immigration bills within their own party, two have failed to pass.


President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland after the NATO summit and his trip to the UK.

And we are not paying for Europe’s protection we fund our own military.

He deleted the first version of the tweet

The Washington Post has an article that explains the proposed pipeline between Russia and Germany.

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