For Friday Eve, the President has so far tweeted 7 times.
Puerto Rico is in great shape with Hurricane Dorian taking a largely different route than anticipated. Thank you to FEMA, first responders, and all, for working so hard & being so well prepared. A great result! The bad news, Florida get ready! Storm is building and will be BIG!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night. Be prepared and please follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
Thank you to FEMA, first responders, and all, for working so hard & being so well prepared. A great result!
Is he really thanking FEMA, first responders, and all, for Hurricane Dorian’s shift away from Puerto Rico?
Tropical-storm-force winds from #Dorian could begin in parts of Florida *as early as* Saturday evening. Now is the time to begin thinking about what kinds of preparations you might need to make over the next couple of days. https://t.co/yChCF6oWL9 pic.twitter.com/jb2KUxHpzA— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 29, 2019
No watches or warnings are currently in effect for land areas for #Dorian, so there will not be an 8 AM EDT intermediate public advisory. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is en route to sample #Dorian, and a Tropical Cyclone Update will be issued if significant changes are found. pic.twitter.com/NOJqjrU1zF— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 29, 2019
For everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian, please be safe, prepare, and listen to warnings.
It’s far better to be over prepared than under prepared.
Crazy Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been calling me wrong from even before I announced my run for the Presidency, even being previously forced by NBC to apologize, which he did while crying, for things he said about me & The Apprentice, was again forced to apologize, this time…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
….for the most ridiculous claim of all, that Russia, Russia, Russia, or Russian oligarchs, co-signed loan documents for me, a guarantee. Totally false, as is virtually everything else he, and much of the rest of the LameStream Media, has said about me for years. ALL APOLOGIZE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
The totally inaccurate reporting by Lawrence O’Donnell, for which he has been forced by NBC to apologize, is NO DIFFERENT than the horrible, corrupt and fraudulent Fake News that I (and many millions of GREAT supporters) have had to put up with for years. So bad for the USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
On Tuesday MSNBC’s The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell revealed that a source close to Deutsche Bank (DB) told him that according to documents in DB’s possession that President Trump paid little to no taxes and that loans obtained by President Trump were co-signed by Russian Oligarchs.
A source close to Deutsche Bank says Trump’s tax returns show he pays very little income tax and, more importantly, that his loans have Russian co-signers.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) August 28, 2019
If true, that explains every kind word Trump has ever said about Russia and Putin. @TheLastWord 10pm
Later on his show, stressing it needed verified, O’Donnell reported the single sourced reporting that President Trump had Russian co-signers close to Russian President Putin.
O’Donnell apologized for his reporting on Wednesday.
Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) August 28, 2019
He spent a few seconds of his show retracting the reporting from Tuesday.
For background, DB and Capital One Bank, were subpoenaed Democrat led House Committees, the Federal Judge handling the case asked both companies to tell the court if they had the requested tax documents that had been subpoenaed.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that according to a letter filed on Tuesday, the deadline set by the Judge, DB said they had copies of tax returns sought under the congressional subpoena.
Capital One said in their letter to the court, they did not have tax returns sought by the subpoena.
The Economy is doing GREAT, with tremendous upside potential! If the Fed would do what they should, we are a Rocket upward!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
The Farmers are going to be so happy when they see what we are doing for Ethanol, not even including the E-15, year around, which is already done. It will be a giant package, get ready! At the same time I was able to save the small refineries from certain closing. Great for all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019
Reuters explains that while President Trump offered no details into the “giant package,” that would make farmers “so happy,” they note that the appeasement to farmers follows a decision made to grant 31 biofuel waivers that allowed small financially struggling oil refiners to forgo blending ethanol into their fuel.
The corn lobby said this was excessive and would undermine demand for ethanol and other biofuels.
They note that President Trump last week asked his Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and EPA Director Andrew Wheeler, to “come up with a solution that would boost biofuel demand in the wake of the EPA waiver decision. Among the proposals circulated was to ramp up biofuel blending quotas slightly, but there has been disagreement over when to apply the increase, sources said.”
The Economy is doing GREAT, with tremendous upside potential!
During an interview with Bloomberg Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “said issuing ultra-long U.S. bonds is “under very serious consideration” in the Trump administration, possibly setting up a move that would mark a historic revamp of the $16 trillion Treasuries market.”
Mnuchin: If the conditions are right, then I would anticipate we’ll take advantage of long-term borrowing and execute on that.
He went on to say that revisiting the idea, that first surfaced in 2009 [gee, I wonder what was happening in 2009 that made the admin of the time think about doing this?] was unrelated to “the drop in yields on shorter-term U.S. debt. The yield on 30-year Treasuries slid below 2% for the first time earlier this month, and they continued their decline to a new record 1.90% on Wednesday.”
CNN reported on Thursday that according to a report issued by Real Capital Analytics for the first time in seven years [oh, you don’t say…um?] overseas investors “in office buildings and retail space became net sellers of properties.”
Direct acquisitions totaled $21.3 billion in the first half of the year, down by more than 40% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, sales reached $21.4 billion.
No single region was responsible for the pullback, though China notably slid to No. 9 in the ranking of investors. The country, which has tightened rules on capital outflows, was fourth in 2018 and third in 2017.CNN 8/29/19.
The lead author of the report Jim Costello said this is not a red warning, but more of a yellow one where the investors are facing challenges regarding high-ticket price deals.
It is not a whole class of investors writing off the US. Rather, the high-ticket price deals that these investors pursue are becoming more challenging.Jim Costello via CNN.
But but but the economy is doing swell, no signals that we are headed for a recession at all. Nope.
It will be a giant package, get ready!
This is also known as, socialism…but shh., don’t tell the Republicans.
This post will be updated within reason.