It’s July 1st.
On Thursday July 4th, America will celebrate Independence Day.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress on the 17th of July. That’s sixteen days from now, but nobody’s counting right????
Since the last Trump Tweets thread from Friday the President has tweeted 13 times.
He has not tweeted for Monday so far.
54% in Poll! I would be at 75% (with our great economy, maybe the best ever) if not for the Phony Witch Hunt and the Fake News Media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019
Trump Boasts 54% Poll but Nobody Knows What He’s Talking About https://t.co/fIdoGRS7gk— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) June 28, 2019
After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2019
Many media sources reported that this tweet, was the only official invitation made to Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.
More on this tweet at the end of the article.
Highlights from his appearance at the G20 Summit. The video does contain a President Trump voice over, in where he thanks Japan for hosting the event.
I had a great meeting with President Xi of China yesterday, far better than expected. I agreed not to increase the already existing Tariffs that we charge China while we continue to negotiate. China has agreed that, during the negotiation, they will begin purchasing large…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2019
….amounts of agricultural product from our great Farmers. At the request of our High Tech companies, and President Xi, I agreed to allow Chinese company Huawei to buy product from them which will not impact our National Security. Importantly, we have opened up negotiations…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2019
….again with China as our relationship with them continues to be a very good one. The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed. I am in no hurry, but things look very good! There will be no reduction in the Tariffs currently being charged to China.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2019
Similar to the results from the G20 Summit in Argentina, President Trump and President of China Xi Jinping, held a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summitt in Japan.
As CNBC News explains Chinese media outlets reported the meeting took about 80 minutes, with the two countries agreeing to delay additional tariffs while keeping the current tariffs in place, in order to renew trade negations between the two countries.
The Washington Post explains that along with delaying any new or additional tariffs on Chinese imports, President Trump has also agreed to allow products to be sold to the embattled Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.
Last month the Commerce Department halted sales to the company “because it imperiled U.S. National Security.”
As to China purchasing “large amounts of agricultural product form our great Farmers,” during a press conference Saturday morning from Japan, the President offered few details.
President Trump’s full presser, cued to the first Question asked by reporters.
Highlights from the White House transcript regarding renewed U.S./China trade talks.
On how renewed negotiations will play out.
Trump: We discussed — we did discuss numerous other things. We mentioned Huawei. I said, “We’ll have to save that until the very end. We’ll have to see.”
Trump: One of the things I will allow, however, is — a lot of people are surprised — we send and we sell to Huawei a tremendous amount of product that goes into the various things that they make. And I said that that’s okay, that we will keep selling that product. These are American companies, John, that make product. And that’s very complex, by the way. Highly scientific.
And in some cases, we’re the ones that do it and we’re the only ones that do it. We’re the only ones with the technology. What we’ve done in Silicon Valley is incredible actually. And nobody has been able to compete with it. And I’ve agreed — and pretty easily — I’ve agreed to allow them to continue to sell that product so American companies will continue. And they were having a problem. The companies were not exactly happy that they couldn’t sell because they had nothing to do with whatever was potentially happening with respect to Huawei. So I did do that.
Education and Students.
Trump: We talked about education and students. Somebody was saying it was harder for a Chinese students to come in. And that’s something that if it were — it somebody viewed it that way, I don’t. We want to have Chinese students come and use our great schools, our great universities. They’ve been great students and tremendous assets. But we did discuss it. It was brought up as a point, and I said that will be just like anybody else, just like any other nation.
And we’re actually going to a point where, you know, we’re looking that if you graduate from a college, because our great companies — we talk about Silicon Valley and other places — we have a problem in this — in our country that you graduate number one in your class from the best school in the country, and they say you have to leave; we can’t keep them. And we’re going to make it — we’re going to call it the “smart person’s waiver.” But we’re going to make it so that they can not only stay but maybe they have access to green cards. We want to keep these people here.
On purchasing more U.S. agricultural product.
From his opening statement prior to the Q&A.
Trump: China is going to start — they’re going to be consulting with us, and they’re going to start spending money, even during the negotiation, to our farmers, our great farmers in the Midwest. I call them the “great patriots” because that’s what they are. They’re patriots. And China is going to be buying a tremendous amount of food and agricultural product, and they’re going to start that very soon, almost immediately. We’re going to give them lists of things that we’d like them to buy.
From the Q&A.
Trump: That could happen [China could pull back from talks] But we’re holding on tariffs and they’re going to buy farm product. So, you know — so — but that could happen, John.
This is not the first time that President Trump mentioned China’s intent to purchase more agricultural product from the U.S.
China has agreed to buy massive amounts of ADDITIONAL Farm/Agricultural Products – would be one of the best things to happen to our farmers in many years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2018
I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have “toasted” our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced. Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops – and also go to the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with President Moon went very well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2019
The above is the full joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Highlight clips from his Japan trip.
Moon Jae-in, South Korean President: “Freedom of passage and freedom of transit in the gulf of Oman is very important for the stability of the middle East and I have a high regard for the careful restraint shown by President Trump.” pic.twitter.com/ZiF6yJVEX1— The Hill (@thehill) June 30, 2019
US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited one of the demilitarized zone observation posts that offer a view of North Korea.— CNN (@CNN) June 30, 2019
Trump is expected to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un soon: https://t.co/hY1HFSv4AT pic.twitter.com/LOpGM5yUmD
The highly respected Farm Journal has just announced my Approval Rating with our great Farmers at 74%, and that despite all of the Fake & Corrupt News that they are forced to endure. Farmers have been unfairly treated for many years – and that is turning around FAST!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2019
The Epoch Times reports that the new monthly poll from the Farm Journal, shows that farmers and ranchers “continue to approve of how President Trump is handling his job.”
According to the article, The Farm Journal pulse poll is sent via text, to 5,000 farmers and asks the simple question, ““Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President?” It’s the only question asked in the monthly text poll.
Out of those 5,000 farmers, “1,129 responded to the survey. Out of those, 50 percent said they “strongly approve” of the way Trump is handling the presidency, with another 24 percent saying that they “somewhat approve.””
The leaders of virtually every country that I met at the G-20 congratulated me on our great economy. Many countries are having difficulties on that score. We have the best economy anywhere in the world, with GREAT & UNLIMITED potential looking into the future!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2019
After talking about how America is “the hot show, the hot show in town,” Trump claims during G20 presser that “virtually every leader” he spoke with at the summit told him “congratulations, it’s incredible what’s happened to the American economy.”— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 29, 2019
My BS detector just went off. pic.twitter.com/XcvQVP3kg1
Leaving South Korea after a wonderful meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un. Stood on the soil of North Korea, an important statement for all, and a great honor!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2019
So many amazing things happened over the last three days. All, or at least most of those things, are great for the United States. Much was accomplished!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the DMZ.
President Trump: “I would invite [Kim Jong Un] right now to the White House.” pic.twitter.com/ZVuwne1xwY— The Hill (@thehill) July 1, 2019
The new White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham got into a scuffle with North Korean security officers who tried to block American reporters from a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un https://t.co/YyUJKs0Dpd pic.twitter.com/JTlFliTl7w— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 30, 2019
Trump on Kim Jong Un: “You hear the power of that voice. Nobody’s heard that voice before … I think the relationship that we’ve developed has been so much to so many people.” pic.twitter.com/67oOj8pqwb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 30, 2019
On Monday The New York Times reported, that while the meeting between President Trump and Jong-un, was an impromptu visit, for weeks prior to that meeting an idea has been “taking shape inside the Trump administration that officials hope might create a foundation for a new round of negotiations.”
According to the article the idea, “would amount to a nuclear freeze, one that essentially enshrines the status quo, and tacitly accepts the North as a nuclear power.”
“Stocks Cap Best First Half Since 1997” @WSJ Our Country is doing great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
I found one article posted at The Wall Street Journal that mentions 1997, under a photograph the caption reads, “The S&P 500 finished Friday up 17% this year, marking its best first half since 1997.”
The title of the article: As Stocks Hover Near Records, Growth Worries Linger
For what it’s worth, I google searched the quote, and searched it via the Wall Street Journal search options, and returned zero results.
For Monday the President has now started to tweet, I’m sure that shocks everyone.
He has tweeted
6 7 times so far.
Congratulations to legislators in New Jersey for not passing taxes that would have driven large numbers of high end taxpayers out of the state. Many were planning to leave, & will now be staying. New York & others should start changing their thought process on taxes, fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
North Jersey.com reports that Governor Phil Murphy’s state budget has been rejected for the second time.
According to the article, the plan included raising the tax rate on incomes, “over $1 million from 8.97 percent to 10.75, an idea he has embraced since he was a candidate in 2017.”
Thank you to President Moon of South Korea for hosting the American Delegation and me immediately following the very successful G-20 in Japan. While there, it was great to call on Chairman Kim of North Korea to have our very well covered meeting. Good things can happen for all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
Congratulations to Prime Minister Abe of Japan for hosting such a fantastic and well run G-20. There wasn’t a thing that was missing or a mistake that was made. PERFECT! The people of Japan must be very proud of their Prime Minister.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
See all of the above.
The video clip is 55 seconds long, it includes highlights from his remarks over the weekend to U.S. troops. His full remarks can be found @ the White House.gov.
Trump: I’m thrilled to be here this afternoon with the very heroic men and women of the U.S. Air Forces Korea…
Trump: 330 million American hearts beat with a gratitude for your selfless service…
Trump: You stand ready to vanquish any danger and deliver the full might of American justice whenever and wherever duty calls….
Trump: You’re prepared to deter, defeat, and defend against any threat. You live by the famous U.S. Forces Korea motto: “We Go Together.”…
Trump: You’re writing the next chapter in a legacy passed down from generation to generation…
Trump: And through all 243 years of glorious American liberty…
Trump: the most extraordinary warriors ever to walk the face of the Earth…
Trump: And, I can tell you, there’s nobody that respects the military more than your President…
“In my opinion the President has done more good on the Korean issue in the last year and a half than President Obama did in eight years. If you look at the strides they made during the Obama years, which advocated strategic patience-they stuck their head in the sand. This is…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
…..why President Trump has to deal with North Korea the way it is now. He had to figure out what to do with the Korea mess. I think this is why the President deserves a lot of credit.” Harry Kazianis, Center for the National Interest. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
Everything wrong with Fox News in one video pic.twitter.com/MhnApiQ3pG— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 16, 2018
For editorial thoughts on President Trump meeting with Kim Jong-un @ the News Blender.
It is very hard and expensive to live in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his Attorney General as a bludgeoning tool for his own purposes. They sue on everything, always in search of a crime. I even got sued on a Foundation which took Zero rent & expenses & gave away…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
….more money than it had. Going on for years, originally brought by Crooked Hillary’s Campaign Chair, A.G. Eric Schneiderman, until forced to resign for abuse against women. They never even looked at the disgusting Clinton Foundation. Now Cuomo’s A.G. is harassing all of my….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
….New York businesses in search of anything at all they can find to make me look as bad as possible. So, on top of ridiculously high taxes, my children and companies are spending a fortune on lawyers. No wonder people and businesses are fleeing New York in record numbers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
That’s right, The Trump Foundation gave away 100% plus, with Zero rent or expenses charged, and has been being sued by Cuomo and New York State for years – another part of the political Witch Hunt. Just in case anyone is interested – Clinton Foundation never even looked at!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2019
I’m just putting these here while I figure out why he is blasting New York AG and Governor Cuomo.
For what’s it worth.
Internal emails show the Trump campaign explicitly directed Trump Foundation grantmaking and event-planning in order to boost Trump's political prospects in Iowa https://t.co/Fb7hfZY7MN https://t.co/bQ13bfLzI1— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 1, 2019
As the News Blender reported in October of 2018, the New York AG called the Trump Foundation a “shell company.”
That was after it was announced in June of 2018, that New York was suing the Family run foundation after an investigation, which was started in summer of 2016, revealed the org., had failed to follow New York state charity laws.
The Foundation which as since be dissolved according to the lawsuit, gave, “in-kind donations of $2.8 million dollars to the Trump Campaign,” as the News Blender reported at the time, President Trump via tweet called the move, “politically motivated.”
Mediaite is reporting that it isn’t clear what triggered the 4 tweets regarding the New York AG investigation into the Foundation.
This post will be updated within reason.