President Trump has tweeted
9 14 times so far.
Before Monday’s tweets let’s review Saturday and Sunday with Trump’s tweets.
Saturday President Trump tweeted 8 times and re-tweeted 11 times.
The highlight from Saturday.
He weighs-in on the abortion debate.
As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
….Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life. The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
….for Life in 2020. If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for Life can, and will, rapidly disappear!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
As The New York Times explains eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, have all passed restrictions on Abortions.
Alabama goes the furthest with legislators voting earlier last week to ban abortions in nearly all cases.
The tweets from President Trump came at 11:37 p.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday President Trump tweeted 17 times and re-tweeted 2 times.
He responded to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who tweeted that based on his reading of the Mueller Report, based on pertinent statements and testimony, he believes that President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
Here are my principal conclusions:— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump,….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
….he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION…Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Amash has not responded to President Trump tweets, at least he has not responded with a tweet.
As a Reminder.
During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1st, Attorney General William Barr, told Senator and Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA), that he did not review the underlying evidence before reaching the conclusion that President Trump would not be charged with obstruction of justice, because the evidence wasn’t sufficient enough to show obstruction.
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
Based on his testimony many wondered if Barr even read the Mueller Report.
Later on Sunday President Trump threatened Iran.
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Less than an hour after threatening the end of Iran, the President bemoaned Fox News.
Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
….who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Opinion: This is not normal, that can’t be said enough….
Onward to Monday’s tweets.
1. The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years)…WRONG! It is because I didn’t need money.
The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years), and others of the Fake News Media, keep writing phony stories about how I didn’t use many banks because they didn’t want to do business with me. WRONG! It is because I didn’t need money. Very old— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
2. Fake Media…(because their sources don’t even exist)……
….fashioned, but true. When you don’t need or want money, you don’t need or want banks. Banks have always been available to me, they want to make money. Fake Media only says this to disparage, and always uses unnamed sources (because their sources don’t even exist)……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
3. ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
The Mainstream Media has never been as corrupt and deranged as it is today. FAKE NEWS is actually the biggest story of all and is the true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! That’s why they refuse to cover the REAL Russia Hoax. But the American people are wise to what is going on…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
4. But where did he get all of that cash? Could it be Russia?
….Now the new big story is that Trump made a lot of money and buys everything for cash, he doesn’t need banks. But where did he get all of that cash? Could it be Russia? No, I built a great business and don’t need banks, but if I did they would be there…and DeutscheBank……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
5. Fake News!
…..was very good and highly professional to deal with – and if for any reason I didn’t like them, I would have gone elsewhere….there was always plenty of money around and banks to choose from. They would be very happy to take my money. Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
6. Deleted Tweet.
7. Quote from Fox & Friends.
“We have a booming economy, and working people are making gains that they haven’t seen in decades.” Stuart Varney @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
8. Why are the Democrats not looking into all of the crimes committed by Crooked Hillary and the phony Russia Investigation?
Why are the Democrats not looking into all of the crimes committed by Crooked Hillary and the phony Russia Investigation? They would get back their credibility. Jerry Nadler, Schiff, would have a whole new future open to them. Perhaps they could even run for President!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
9. China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!
Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I’m only here because of Sleepy Joe and the man who took him off the 1% trash heap, President O! China wants Sleepy Joe BADLY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
On Sunday the New York Times reported that, “Anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.”
According to the New York Times finance editor David Enrich some of the transactions that “set off alerts in a computer system designed to detect illicit activity,” involved President Trump’s now-defunct foundation.
This is according to five current and former bank employees, “who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes.”
Enrich goes on to explain that even though these transactions might have triggered the anti-money laundering review it does not mean these red flags, “raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper. Banks sometimes opt not to file suspicious activity reports if they conclude their employees’ concerns are unwarranted.”
He adds, “former Deutsche Bank employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the bank’s generally lax approach to money laundering laws. The employees — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their ability to work in the industry — said it was part of a pattern of the bank’s executives rejecting valid reports to protect relationships with lucrative clients.”
Tammy McFadden a former anti-money laundering specialist for D.B., who reviewed some of the transactions, explained “you present them with everything, and you give them a recommendation, and nothing happens,” she added, “It’s the D.B. way. They are prone to discounting everything.”
McFadden was fired last year after she raised concerns about the bank’s practices, since her termination from the company “she has filed complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators about the bank’s anti-money-laundering enforcement.”
Enrich gives an example of a red flag writing, “In the summer of 2016, Deutsche Bank’s software flagged a series of transactions involving the real estate company of Mr. Kushner, now a senior White House adviser.”
According to the article McFadden said that she “had reviewed the transactions and found that money had moved from Kushner Companies to Russian individuals. She concluded that the transactions should be reported to the government — in part because federal regulators had ordered Deutsche Bank, which had been caught laundering billions of dollars for Russians, to toughen its scrutiny of potentially illegal transactions.”
She said that after she drafted her suspicious activity report, that while typically such a report and the complied documents would be reviewed by “a team of anti-money laundering experts who are independent of the business line in which the transactions originated,” that in this reports case, “It went to managers in New York who were part of the private bank, which caters to the ultrawealthy. They felt Ms. McFadden’s concerns were unfounded and opted not to submit the report to the government.”
Spokeswoman for D.B., Kerrie McHugh said in a statement that the anti-money laundering program “requires sophisticated transaction screening technology as well as a trained group of individuals who can analyze the alerts generated by that technology both thoroughly and efficiently,” she went on to say that, “at no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious. Furthermore, the suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false.”
Spokeswoman for the Trump Organization Amanda Miller told the New York Times, “We have no knowledge of any ‘flagged’ transactions with Deutsche Bank.” She said the Trump Organization currently has “no operating accounts with Deutsche Bank.” Miller did not responded when asked if other Trump entities had accounts with D.B..
Kushner Companies spokeswoman Karen Zabarsky said, “Any allegations regarding Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Kushner Companies which involved money laundering is completely made up and totally false. The New York Times continues to create dots that just don’t connect.”
Enrich offered thoughts on Monday morning via Twitter.
This is not true. I have spent a long time looking into this, and @DeutscheBank was the only bank willing to lend to @realDonaldTrump for 20 years because of his pattern of defaults and the bank’s hunger for growth in the US. https://t.co/Qh4siSpEgM— David Enrich (@davidenrich) May 20, 2019
I’m pretty sure this is the first time @realDonaldTrump has mentioned @DeutscheBank in a tweet. https://t.co/DF1EJNzdOP— David Enrich (@davidenrich) May 20, 2019
*according to Trump Twitter Archive, Enrich is correct, this is President Trump’s first mention of D.B. in tweet form.
For more on the long, complicated history between @realDonaldTrump and @DeutscheBank —> https://t.co/5kD4vCXm7y— David Enrich (@davidenrich) May 20, 2019
As Enrich notes in his article “Congressional and state authorities are investigating that relationship and have demanded the bank’s records related to the president, his family and their companies. Subpoenas from two House committees seek, among other things, documents related to any suspicious activities detected in Mr. Trump’s personal and business bank accounts since 2010, according to a copy of a subpoena included in a federal court filing.”
The President along with his family have sued D.B., in order to prevent the bank from complying with the Congressional subpoenas.
If President Trump didn’t borrow money or whatnot from D.B., what exactly is he preventing from being handed over to the Congressional Committees?
As to the other tweets, I have zero idea what tweets he felt were missing, nor why he deleted the tweet that said as much.
Why are the Democrats not looking into Hillary Clinton, well, in fairness, that’s the Republicans job and has been for twenty years.
So far the President’s Twitter nicknames for Democratic Presidential nominee hopefuls.
Alfred E. Newman =’s Mayor of South Bend Indiana Pete Buttigieg.
Crazy Bernie =’s Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sleepy Joe or Sleepy Creepy Joe =’s Former Vice President and Senator Joe Biden.
10. The United States will not stand idly by as Cuba continues to subvert democracy in the Americas!
On this Cuban Independence Day, we stand by the people of Cuba in their quest for freedom, democracy and prosperity. The Cuban regime must end its repression of Cubans & Venezuelans. The United States will not stand idly by as Cuba continues to subvert democracy in the Americas!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
11. The Fake News put out a typically false statement…
The Fake News put out a typically false statement, without any knowledge that the United States was trying to set up a negotiation with Iran. This is a false report….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
12. Iran will call us if and when they are ever ready
….Iran will call us if and when they are ever ready. In the meantime, their economy continues to collapse – very sad for the Iranian people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
13. Rally Time…
See you tonight at 7:00 P.M. Eastern, Montoursville, Pennsylvania! #MAGA https://t.co/Ij2AjXfRZa— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
14. Complete and Total Endorsement.
Fred Keller of the Great State of Pennsylvania has been an outstanding State Representative. Now he is running as the Republican Nominee for Congress, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement. He will do a fantastic job – I look forward to seeing everyone tonight! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2019
On May 9th, right before stating that former Secretary of State John Kerry, should be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act, President Trump said, he’d like to see Iran call…
President Trump on Iran: "I'd like them to call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. @JohnKerry tells them not to call. That's a violation of the Logan Act. And, frankly, he should be prosecuted on that." pic.twitter.com/Y145xDnb3g— CSPAN (@cspan) May 9, 2019
I have attempted to track reports that President Trump calls “fake,” regarding America reaching out to Iran and came up empty, any suggestions are welcome in the comment section.
Programming alert, there will maybe, most likely, probably be, a thread posted for the campaign rally from PA. (maybe…)
This post will be updated within reason.