President Trump has finished his state visit to Japan where he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President and First Lady Melania Trump were the first state guests of the new Reiwa Era, the Japan Times reported on Monday, that the Japanese government chose the Trumps to become the first state guests of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.
Emperor Naruhtio ascended the throne on May 1st, after the abdication of Emperor Akihito, the first Japanese monarch to step down in 202 years.
During his trip abroad President Trump has tweeted 22 times, and re-tweeted 15 times.
Getting ready to land in Japan with First Lady Melania. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!🇺🇸🇯🇵— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019
CNN live updates reported that President Trump landed on Saturday, at 5 p.m., local time, after a roughly 14 hours flight from Washington, D.C..
Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019
The Washington Post reported Friday, that U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr., from California blocked part of “President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the southern border with money Congress never appropriated for that purpose.”
The 56 page ruling explains that the governments position, “that when Congress declines the Executive’s request to appropriate funds, the Executive nonetheless may simply find a way to spend those funds “without Congress” does not square with fundamental separation of powers principles dating back to the earliest days of our Republic.”
Gilliam concludes that “all persons acting under their direction, are enjoined from taking any action to construct a border barrier in the areas Defendants have identified as Yuma Sector Project 1 and El Paso Sector Project 1 using funds reprogrammed by DoD under Section 8005 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019.”
Another hearing is scheduled for June 5th.
Judge Gilliam was nominated by former President Obama, in September of 2014, and confirmed by the Republican held majority in December of 2014.
The President deleted and replaced the tweet after he misspelled former Vice President Joe Biden’s name.
North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2019
CNN reported that according to North Korean state media North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, called Biden a “fool of low IQ.”
According to the article, “North Korea’s criticism of Biden comes in response to comments made by the former vice president in which he referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “dictator” and a “tyrant” during a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Saturday.”
The comments CNN quotes as stating, “What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician.”
Impeach for what, having created perhaps the greatest Economy in our Country’s history, rebuilding our Military, taking care of our Vets (Choice), Judges, Best Jobs Numbers Ever, and much more? Dems are Obstructionists! https://t.co/NrTIxU9ZnA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
The Dems are getting NOTHING done in Congress! They only want a Do-Over on Mueller!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019
#MemorialDay🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/FmwhvPvvQU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump ‘could well be treason’ https://t.co/ViG9DSrsXY— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
"I think that what we have seen so far with this president with respect to North Korea is that he’s doing the right thing in terms of the policy," Rep. Liz Cheney says when asked about Trump's tweet defending Kim Jong Un and attacking Biden https://t.co/yu9cg1wR3i pic.twitter.com/lnw1BfQzcX— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 26, 2019
Rep. Liz Cheney: "We had people that are at the highest levels of our law enforcement … saying that they were going to stop a duly elected president of the United States."— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 26, 2019
"That sounds an awful lot like a coup and it could well be treason," she adds https://t.co/yu9cg1wR3i pic.twitter.com/OHEsZghCrF
Rep. Liz Cheney on Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "What I see every day is a speaker of the House who's increasingly losing her grip on the leadership of her conference" https://t.co/yu9cg1OsrS pic.twitter.com/cxbwG9U03F— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 26, 2019
As the News Blender reported on Friday, President Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr, the ability to declassify material related to the origins of the Russian investigation.
May 27, 2019
Hoping things will work out with Israel's coalition formation and Bibi and I can continue to make the alliance between America and Israel stronger than ever. A lot more to do!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
NBC News reported on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces the “possibility of having to fight a second election this year, as he struggles to form a coalition government. With a looming deadline, Israel’s newly elected parliament began drafting a bill on Monday to dissolve itself.”
The article goes on to explain that Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has “insisted on passing a new law mandating that young ultra-Orthodox men be drafted into the military, like most other Jewish males,” they add, “Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox allies demand that the exemptions remain in place.”
If Netanyahu loses the five seats of Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party, he will be unable to muster a majority.
For thoughts on Memorial Day you can find those here and here.
My thoughts on Memorial Day, today and everyday we should remember that some gave all to protect our Freedoms.
This post will be updated within reason.