It’s finally Friday!
The President has tweeted 9 times, deleted 2, giving him a total of 7 tweets so far for Friday.
On May 17th, 2017 Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, acting as Attorney General, given AG Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation, announced the appointment of a Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.
Rosenstein ordered Mueller to:
- The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James B. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including:
Matt Gaetz is basically the human embodiment of a Hannity monologue. He’s grilling Mueller about Christopher Steele and the dossier. pic.twitter.com/gSS40tmpKU— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 24, 2019
“Taken for Granted,” a wonderful new book by Gianno Caldwell on how Conservatism can win back the Americans that Liberalism failed, has my full Endorsement!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
I am honored by your endorsement President @realDonaldTrump. I am very excited to announce my new book TAKEN FOR GRANTED How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed. I would be honored if you pre-ordered a copy. https://t.co/QvGS1puUKN https://t.co/lJoPEaGnRG— Gianno Caldwell (@GiannoCaldwell) July 26, 2019
According to his website Gianno Caldwell is a Fox News political analyst.
.@FoxNews is at it again. So different from what they used to be during the 2016 Primaries, & before – Proud Warriors! Now new Fox Polls, which have always been terrible to me (they had me losing BIG to Crooked Hillary), have me down to Sleepy Joe. Even considering…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
….the fact that I have gone through a three year vicious Witch Hunt, perpetrated by the Lamestream Media in Collusion with Crooked and the Democrat Party, there can be NO WAY, with the greatest Economy in U.S. history, that I can be losing to the Sleepy One. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
Real Clear Politics has the average general election poll numbers between President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden, at 49.6 percent to Biden, and 41.1 percent to President Trump.
As the News Blender reported on Thursday over the course of Wednesday Night, and Thursday morning President Trump promoted Fox News 12 times.
There may or may not be National Security concerns with regard to Google and their relationship with China. If there is a problem, we will find out about it. I sincerely hope there is not!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
The National Security concerns the President is referencing stem from comments made by President Trump supporter and donor, Peter Thiel.
Thiel has accused Google of committing treason, and asked that the FBI and CIA, make sure Google hasn’t been taken over by Chinese Military spies.
Billionaire Peter Thiel Accuses Google of Committing Treason https://t.co/jwmuvGoXEn— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) July 16, 2019
Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
CNBC News reports that Apple was seeking a tariff wavier on some parts the company uses for the new Mac Pro, “including a power supply unit, the stainless-steel enclosure, finished mice and trackpads and circuit boards.”
According to the tech companies filing “there are no other sources for this proprietary Apple-designed component.”
The new Mac Pro, replaces an older model that was built in Texas.
Apple declined to comment on the President’s tweeted announcement.
It took President Trump over an hour to replace “wavers” with “waivers.”
Tim Apple Tariff Waver pic.twitter.com/t9K6b5nBJk— Mr Texas (@RGVCritic) July 26, 2019
Q2 GDP Up 2.1% Not bad considering we have the very heavy weight of the Federal Reserve anchor wrapped around our neck. Almost no inflation. USA is set to Zoom!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
The Wall Street Journal reports that Gross domestic product (GDP), the broad measure of goods and services, rose at a 2.1 percent annual rate for the second quarter according to the Commerce Department.
Consumer spending rose “at an inflation-adjusted, annualized rate of 4.3% in the second quarter, accelerating from the first quarter when it rose 1.1% and marking the strongest pace of growth since late 2017.”
While consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the economy rose, business investment fell at a 0.6 percent rate, compared to the 4.4 percent rise in the first quarter.
For more on the GDP report @ Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea).
In the there is always a tweet file…
Our Q1 GDP was -2.9%. Worst in memory — ObamaCare killing jobs, stopping growth and making small business insecure.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2014
France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
July 10th, the U.S., in response to France’s planned Digital Service Tax, announced that the U.S. Trade Representative opened an investigation into the tax, saying at the time that the new tax on tech companies unfairly targets U.S. based companies such as Google and Amazon.
U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer said in a statement that, “The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American companies. The President has directed that we investigate the effects of this legislation and determine whether it is discriminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce.”
July 11th, BBC News reported that as expected the 3 percent digital tax that would apply to “any digital company with revenue of more than €750m ($850m; £670m) – of which at least €25m is generated in France – would be subject to the levy,” passed the French Senate.
Bloomberg Tax reported on Thursday that a French tech industry lobbying, ASIC, whose members includes, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, “will file complaints against the tax with the European Commission in the next few days, the group’s head, Giuseppe de Martino, said July 25.”
The law was signed into law on July 24th, put on the official gazette, July 25th.
This post maybe updated within reason.