Trump Tweets Gets Us Past the Election

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It’s Thursday.

It’s almost Friday.

President Trump has tweeted so far for Friday Eve, 6 times.

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the Senate confirmed Kelly Knight Craft to serve as U.N. Ambassador, in a vote that fell mostly along party lines.

Craft, fills the post left vacate by Nikki Haley. Haley left the administration in December.

Craft’s former post was Ambassador to Canada.

The vote break-down.

The vote’s final count was 56 to 34. Only five Democrats — Sens. Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), Chris Murphy (Conn.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — endorsed Craft’s confirmation. Eight other Democrats, including the seven participating in this week’s 2020 presidential primary debates in Detroit, missed the vote along with two Republicans.

Washington Post.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin traveled to Shanghai, China, to renew trade talks between the U.S. and China.

In a statement from the White House regarding the talks, they said, the two sides discussed several topics, and that the Chinese side confirmed “their commitment to increase purchases of United States agricultural exports.”

CNN Business reports that China’s Ministry of Commerce, called the talks, “honest, efficient, and constructive.”

The next round of talks is expected to take place in D.C., in early September.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the Trump Administration announced sanctions on Mohammed Javad Zarif, an American-educated diplomat, who negotiated the 2015 Iran deal.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the intent of the sanctions is to send a message to Iran.

Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s supreme leader and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world.

The New York Times.

Zarif responded via Twitter.

Politico reported on Thursday that the Senate was expected to vote on the two-year bipartisan deal sometime Thursday, the bill, which “raises spending $320 billion over current levels,” and lifts the debt ceiling, passed the House last week.

CNN notes that the in order to pass the Senate it needs sixty votes, accordin to a Republican Senator “familiar with the with vote count,” about forty democrats will support the budget deal and debt ceiling increase, which means only twenty Republicans Senators would need to vote yes to pass the deal.

CNN breaks down the spending bill as follows:

suspends the debt limit through July 2021 and sets top-line levels for defense and non-defense spending for the next two fiscal years. It establishes a $1.37 trillion budget agreement in the first year, with $738 billion for defense spending and $632 billion in non-defense spending for fiscal year 2020.



The Washington Post reported just after posting the article that the Senate has passed the budget deal the final vote 67-28.

In fairness I had spaced this rally completely. Yes, there will be a thread, yes, I will have wine. Good Times.

Lou Dobbs is joined by Michael Pillsbury, a President Trump economic adviser, the two discuss China trade talks.

Disclosure: The account of Michael Pillsbury is not a verified blue check mark, it appears legit, not a parody or fan based account.

As the News Blender reported on Wednesday, a Judge dismissed a case brought by the DNC against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, the Russian Federation, and others, alleging that they interfered with the 2016 Presidential Election.

Judicial Watch released memos that detail the collection of memos written by former Director of the FBI James Comey.

According to Judicial Watch, the memos reveal that the memos written by Comey were obtained by the FBI at Comey’s house.

The PDF of the memos is ten pages, the memos start on page 7.

To recap.

The budget deal to lift the debt ceiling has passed both Chambers with President Trump expected to sign the deal.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered the benchmark interest rate, falling short of committing to more.

China is expected to buy more AG goods and products, as CNN noted, they are in the process of trying to get tariffs lifted off some AG items.

And now with China expected to travel to D.C., in early fall, President Trump has imposed additional tariffs.

@tired of all this #winning.

@tariffs still = tax on the consumer.

@China is not to blame for drug addiction of Americans.

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