As the News Blender reported President Trump is asserting Executive Privilege over the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report.
Before and After the privilege asserting President Trump has tweeted 13 times.
1. “Case Closed.”
President Trump retweeted himself, just part of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Senate floor speech from Tuesday.
Democrat Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) also spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday. During her floor speech she called for impeachment hearings to begin.
2. were entitled to massive write offs…
3. Fake News hit job!
….you would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes….almost all real estate developers did – and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport. Additionally, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
Tuesday The New York Times published a report that explained, “By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir “Trump: The Art of the Deal” hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns.”
The data was collected for the investigative report using, “10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different, and far bleaker, picture of his deal-making abilities and financial condition.”
The tax information dates between 1985 to 1994, this, as the article notes, is not the information sought by Ways and Means, they have requested six years worth of more recent tax information.
Directly from the article
The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses — largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade.
In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, The Times found when it compared his results with detailed information the I.R.S. compiles on an annual sampling of high-income earners. His core business losses in 1990 and 1991 — more than $250 million each year — were more than double those of the nearest taxpayers in the I.R.S. information for those years.
CNN interviewed one of the writers for the story.
For What It’s Worth: He calls this a fake news hit job, but aren’t his tweets in fact confirming the reporting contained in the article?
4. ripoff the United States (($500 Billion a year)) for years to come….
5. China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the U.S. (it was scheduled in advance)
….Guess what, that’s not going to happen! China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the U.S. to make a deal. We’ll see, but I am very happy with over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs filling U.S. coffers…great for U.S., not good for China!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
Sunday President Trump via tweet(s) announced that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports would be raised from 10 percent to 25 percent on Friday.
As the News Blender reported via the Washington Post, Liu He the Chinese Vice Premier was schedule to arrive for another round of trade talks “leading a delegation of more than 100 officials, in hopes of wrapping up a deal.”
According to multiple media outlets the sticking point with the trade deal between the U.S., and China, stems from President Trump’s unwillingness to commit to removing tariffs on Chinese imports once the deal is signed.
6. Quote Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
7. Quote Forbes CEO.
8. Quote Fox & Friends.
9. Quote Fox & Friends.
As the News Blender reported on Tuesday, President Trump directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn not to comply with a Congressional Subpoena. As noted above he is now asserting Executive Privilege to obstruct Congressional Oversight.
10. GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO!
11. THE USA IS BOOMING!
….in 3 separate locations, creating another 450 jobs. I have been working nicely with GM to get this done. Thank you to Mary B, your GREAT Governor, and Senator Rob Portman. With all the car companies coming back, and much more, THE USA IS BOOMING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019
Business Insider reports that while General Motors did not dispute President Trump’s claim, they told BI, that the company “would provide additional details at a later time.”
Authors note at the time of my Google search there was no additional information beyond President Trump’s two tweets, that appear to have scooped the companies announcement.
12. It is unfair and doesn’t treat Native Americans equally!
Congress.gov explains H.R. 312 introduced by Rep. William Keating (D-MA) on January 8th, 2019 would, “reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes.”
Authors note: As to the 13 tweets, for some reason, only known to Twitter gods, President Trump’s re-tweeting of himself, removed them from the order they appeared. The Mitch McConnell video tweet is the “13th” one, but as I missed the original number of his tweet, I placed it under the BB article tweet. It was most likely the second tweet for the morning.
This post will be updated within reason.