Sunday morning found President Trump via Twitter, selling a new book, promoting two rallies on Monday, and lamenting that the French protests “don’t take into account” how badly the U.S. has been treated by the EU.
He continued to explain how it would be “SMART,” if Mexico stopped the Caravans, or better yet if the “originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer).”
He ended his Sunday Morning tweeting by not only thanking himself, but by calling himself “President T,” for the currently low oil prices, for the 3 percent tax cut that cost the tax payer 1.5 trillion dollars, and he seemed to urge the Fed not to raise interest rates as they are expected to do at their December meeting.
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) who faces Democrat challenger Rep. Mike Espy (D-MS) in a run-off election which will be held on Tuesday, has faced public criticism when video surfaced where she remarked, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”
Epsy took to Twitter where he called the comment, “reprehensible,” adding that her comments “have no place in our political discourse, in Mississippi, or our country.
Hyde-Smith defended the comment in a statement via CNN, she said, “In a comment on Nov. 2, I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement. In referencing the one who invited me, I used an exaggerated expression of regard, and any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous.”
The President of France Emmanuel Macron via Twitter issued a statement that reads according to Google Translate, “Thank you to our law enforcement for their courage and professionalism. Shame on those who attacked them. Shame on those who have abused other citizens and journalists. Shame on those who have tried to intimidate elected officials. No room for this violence in the Republic.”
BBC News reported Sunday that Saturday’s unrest was “billed by the “yellow vest” movement as “act two” in the campaign that began a week ago.”
The article explains that Saturday found that more than “100,000 people took part in about 1600 protests across France,” adding that “most passed off peacefully – except in the capital.” The capital is where some 8,000 demonstrators gathered.
BBC News also explains the protest and violence on Saturday was on a “much smaller scale than the previous week.” Last Saturday two people were killed, more than 600 were injured as 280,000 took part in demonstrations.
From President Trump’s tweet, “reasonable payments for our GREAT military protection,” he is referring to NATO. The President has long explained the unfairness of how much more “money” the U.S. puts into “NATO.” As has been repeatedly reported by many sites including the News Blender, NATO’s budget and payment system, does not collect money into one “account,” it is based on how much each of the 12 member countries spend on their own military budgets. As a reminder the U.S. in response to the terror attacks on 9/11 called on the other NATO member countries to join in our “war on terror.”
BBC News also reports that President Macron is due to address France on Tuesday.
As was reported at the News Blender on Saturday, it appeared a deal had been reached between Mexico and the U.S., that would allow migrants seeking asylum to “Remain in Mexico,” while the asylum seekers claim was processed through the American court. However, later on Saturday the newly elected Mexican government, denied any such reports.
Vanity Fair reported Sunday that while it is true that the “economy and stock market are up since,” President Trump was sworn in, lower oil prices “aren’t necessarily a fortuitous sign.” The article explains that part of the reason for lower oil prices is “higher output from Saudi Arabia,” and “high output in the U.S. and exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iran,” which is increasing supply. The article does caution that lower oil prices can also reflect less demand, which is raising concerns “about the global economy and the prospect of a recession on the horizon.”
And because it is Sunday the last day of the four-day holiday weekend, here are some tweets responding to “President T.”
This is a parody of President Trump, not a real tweet.