Before President Trump via tweet denied the revised total of deaths due to Hurricane Marie in Puerto Rico on Thursday morning. The President tweeted two more times on Wednesday evening.
At 7:16 p.m. President Trump tweeted a video regarding Hurricane Florence. The video is 1:01 second long.
Trump: My administration is in close coordination with State and Local authorities and FEMA. There are tremendous people also as you know has already placed extensive resources on the ground including search and rescue experts. Power restoration and medical support. Tremendous people working on the hurricane. First responders, law enforcement, and FEMA and they are all ready we’re getting tremendous accolades, from politicians and the people, we’re are ready, but this is going to be one of the biggest ones to have ever hit our country. Residents in the path of these devastating storms should comply with all evacuations orders and other emergency instructions. Protection of life is the absolute highest priority and that’s what we are doing. It’s called protection of life. So God bless everybody and be careful.
At 7:21 p.m. President Trump tweet a video of his speech from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception held at the White House. He stated it was his “great honor to host,” the event. The video is 17:50 minutes long.
President Trump started Thursday morning with Twitter @ 7:22 a.m. In his first tweet he explained why banker Jamie Dimon shouldn’t run for President. Writing, “he doesn’t have the aptitude or “smarts” & is a poor public speaker.” He added, Dimon is a “nervous mess,” but President Trump thinks, “otherwise he is wonderful.”
On Wednesday Dimon the CEO of J. P. Morgan said during a J.P. Morgan event that he thought he could, “beat Trump,” stating, “I think I could beat Trump…because I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is…He could punch me all he wants it wouldn’t work with me. I’d fight right back.” statement via the Washington Post video posted below. Dimon, later Wednesday said according to the same video, that he wasn’t running for President.
7:39 a.m. President Trump tweeted that “we are completely ready for hurricane Florence.” He asks that everyone “be careful!”
President Trump then shift’s gears, quoting Greg Jarrett a former Fox News show host @ 8:06 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.
On Wednesday Fox News released what the outlet called “new text messages,” that were sent between former FBI agent Peter Strzok, and former DOJ lawyer Lisa Page, the article explains the new text messages, “reveal others were “leaking like mad” in the run-up to the Trump-Russia collusion probe, according to new communications between the former lovers obtained exclusively by Fox News.”
President Trump then quoted a Fox & Friends segment @ 8:25 a.m. that said, “Middle-Class Income Hits All-Time High!” The President added that it will rise, “(Unless the Dems get in and destroy what we have built)”
The Washington Post explains in an article from Wednesday that according to the Census Bureau, “The median U.S. household earned $61,372 last year, meaning half of the families in the country brought in more income than this and half earned less.”
The article says that the Census Bureau “cautions that median income last year was not statistically different from 1999 or 2007, the last year before the recession. A change in methodology in 2013 makes precise comparisons difficult. All the income figures have been adjusted for inflation and are reported in 2017 dollars.”
As the News Blender reported on Thursday President Trump tweeted out a denial that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico @ 8:37 a.m. and added in a second tweet @ 8:47 a.m., that the new revised numbers were done by “the democrats,” in order to make President Trump look bad.
This tweet by then businessman Donald Trump came just 9 days after Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. (H/T to Tony for posting this tweet)
@ 10:15 a.m. President Trump told via tweet, the Wall Street Journal they were “wrong.” That “we are under no pressure to make a deal with China.” He explains that our stock market is doing better than theirs, and that their markets are “collapsing.”
Early Thursday The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has extended an invitation to top officials from Beijing to start a “fresh round of trade talks later this month.”
Based on the tweet from President Trump it appears his issue with the article is this paragraph, “It also follows a steady rise in political pressure on President Trump to ease up on trade fights—which have pinched consumers and prompted painful retaliation against U.S. exports—ahead of November elections in which his Republican Party risks losing congressional control.”
The Wall Street Journal notes that the “China’s Commerce Ministry has confirmed they received the invitation.”
President at 11:14 a.m. Thanked the Coast Guard.
The president then tweeted @ 1:26 p.m. that he had just “be briefed” on the progress of Hurricane Florence. He once again states that “FEMA, First Responders, and Law Enforcement are ready.” He ends the tweet with, “We are with you!”
1:41 p.m. President Trump thanked the National Guard.
President Trump ends his afternoon tweeting @ 1:56 p.m. by calling out Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow “and the Democrats,” for being against the “Farm Bill.”
The Detroit Free Press explains that the Senate Farm Bill has no “work requirement,” included in the bill package in order to receive SNAP, “In fact, some 20 Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting just such a provision — at least in part understanding that it could doom the bill.”
Senator Stabenow replied via Twitter @ 3:27 p.m.