It’s finally Friday.
It’s Michael Flynn day, everyone is saying.
And a bonus story about what's coming later this week in court. Following an unusual order from Judge Sullivan, DOJ makes public new info in Michael Flynn case, including some sought-after transcripts of phone calls that played a big role in Mueller probehttps://t.co/WabCtmi35o— Katelyn Polantz (@kpolantz) May 28, 2019
President Trump has tweeted 6 times so far.
1. Sean Davis, The Federalist
2. Propaganda Video. Including Trump voice over.
3. …the Dems won’t do the quick and easy fix.
Hard to believe that with the Crisis on the Border, the Dems won’t do the quick and easy fix. Would solve the problem but they want Open Borders, which equals crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
4. Because of the Dems, our Immigration Laws are BAD.
Mexico has taken advantage of the United States for decades. Because of the Dems, our Immigration Laws are BAD. Mexico makes a FORTUNE from the U.S., have for decades, they can easily fix this problem. Time for them to finally do what must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
5. The Tariff is about stopping drugs as well as illegals!
In order not to pay Tariffs, if they start rising, companies will leave Mexico, which has taken 30% of our Auto Industry, and come back home to the USA. Mexico must take back their country from the drug lords and cartels. The Tariff is about stopping drugs as well as illegals!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
6. We have a 100 Billion Dollar Trade Deficit with Mexico. It’s time!
90% of the Drugs coming into the United States come through Mexico & our Southern Border. 80,000 people died last year, 1,000,000 people ruined. This has gone on for many years & nothing has been done about it. We have a 100 Billion Dollar Trade Deficit with Mexico. It’s time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019
Economy and Trade.
Fox Business reported on Thursday that the U.S. “no longer has the most competitive economy in the world, according to annual rankings compiled by the Switzerland-based business school IMD.”
According to the study the U.S. has dropped to third on the list, they cite “higher fuel prices, weaker high-tech exports, fluctuations in the value of the dollar and the fading impact of President Trump’s massive tax overhaul.”
The study looked at 235 factors from each of the ranked economies, such as, unemployment, GDP, and the countries government spending.
As the News Blender reported on Friday, President Trump via Twitter Thursday, announced his intention to place a five percent blanket tariff on all goods imported to the U.S. from Mexico, with the tariff increasing monthly until Mexico works to stop illegals entering the U.S. border via the Southern Border.
On May 17th, the President while speaking with the National Association of Realtors, announced that the U.S. had reached a deal with Mexico and Canada to remove tariffs on metal imports shipped from both countries into the U.S..
In his remarks he explained, “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico, and we’ll be selling our product into those countries without the imposition of tariffs or major tariffs. Big difference.”
At the time the New York Times reported that in a statement the U.S. trade representative said in exchange for the lifting of metal import tariffs imposed by the U.S., that Mexico and Canada “had agreed on the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries.”
Politico reported at the time of the announcement that the lifting of the metal import tariffs cleared a “major hurdle to ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in all three countries and moves President Donald Trump closer to realization of a signature trade achievement that he could tout during his 2020 reelection campaign.”
The five percent blanket tariff on Mexico imports came shortly after Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) notifying Congress that The White House had started the approval process to ratify the new USMCA trade deal between, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
He explained “Canada and Mexico have formally initiated their ratification process. It is time for the United States to uphold our end of the bargain.”
The Hill notes that letter starts a minimum 30-day “period before the implementing legislation would be sent to Congress, though it is possible the White House could further delay introducing the legislation to provide more time for negotiations.”
BREAKING: Business groups are considering legal action against the White House over Mexico tariffshttps://t.co/8jcZzK70Ag— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 31, 2019
For what it’s worth.
On May 6th, Reuters reported that the U.S. would impose a 17.5 percent tariff on “Mexican tomato imports,” that started Tuesday May 7th.
That means that the new 5 percent tariff will be added to the 17.5 percent tomato tariff.
The Other Stuff.
Tweet 1, Attorney General William Barr decided against charging President Trump with obstruction of justice, based on Mueller’s 448 page report, he testified before the Senate he did not review the underlying evidence that Mueller provided the AG.
Barr admits he did no work of his own before deciding to clear Trump of possible obstruction of justice charges pic.twitter.com/6bBQj90rru— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 1, 2019
My question to Sean Davis, is which is it, does the report clear the President or doesn’t it?
Barr’s testimony led many to wonder if Barr even read the redacted publicly available report.
How our Constitutional Republic works, Dems typically don’t pass laws on their own, yes, Obamacare passed without Republican support, that is atypical of how it works and considering shortly after the D’s passed said law they lost several seats in the Senate, plus the House, and across states, they were told just how atypical that was.
Authors note, while I do try most days to in fact update this article, this article today will most likely not be update as I’m in the process of moving we are in the last stages, meaning, real life is taking over my online one. I hope y’all enjoy Friday.