President Trump is traveling to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, in the wake of two mass shootings.
Prior to his trip, the President has tweeted 8 times.
South Korea has agreed to pay substantially more money to the United States in order to defend itself from North Korea. Over the past many decades, the U.S. has been paid very little by South Korea, but last year, at the request of President Trump, South Korea paid $990,000,000..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
…Talks have begun to further increase payments to the United States. South Korea is a very wealthy nation that now feels an obligation to contribute to the military defense provided by the United States of America. The relationship between the two countries is a very good one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
South Korea agreed to pay about $925 million this year at exchange rates at the time of the deal. It paid about $855 million last year. Trump has repeatedly said South Korea doubled its payment, confusing South Koreans who have noted it’s an 8% increase. https://t.co/77s0M9EmnU pic.twitter.com/PpIijOJoet— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2019
According to the New York Times article that was posted on February 13th, 2019, the U.S. and South Korea reached a one-year cost sharing deal, after the five-year-deal, had expired in December.
According to the deal South Korea agreed to pay, 1.04 trillion won, “or $925 million, an increase of $70 million from last year’s $855 million.”
“Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times, but it was quickly changed to, “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY! Fake News – That’s what we’re up against…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
..”This is an astounding development in journalism. I’ve never seen it happen before, I’ve just never seen anything like this! Is that journalism today? I don’t think so!” Mark Penn, Former Clinton Advisor. @TuckerCarlson After 3 years I almost got a good headline from the Times!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
On Monday night, a preview for the New York Times front page for Tuesday was posted to Twitter.
Tomorrow’s NYT print edition.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 6, 2019
Not sure “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM” is how I would have framed the story. pic.twitter.com/quOibXsp32
Tom Jolly print editor from the New York Times, shared the revised headline via Twitter.
I’ve asked before, but has there ever been a President more obsessed with the media than President Trump?
“Meanwhile, the Dayton, Ohio, shooter had a history of supporting political figures like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and ANTIFA.” @OANN I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Again, he is lamenting his media coverage. Not the tragic events that took place, but his media headlines, following the tragic events.
This is not normal.
“Three more Central Banks cut rates.” Our problem is not China – We are stronger than ever, money is pouring into the U.S. while China is losing companies by the thousands to other countries, and their currency is under siege – Our problem is a Federal Reserve that is too…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
….proud to admit their mistake of acting too fast and tightening too much (and that I was right!). They must Cut Rates bigger and faster, and stop their ridiculous quantitative tightening NOW. Yield curve is at too wide a margin, and no inflation! Incompetence is a…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
….terrible thing to watch, especially when things could be taken care of sooo easily. We will WIN anyway, but it would be much easier if the Fed understood, which they don’t, that we are competing against other countries, all of whom want to do well at our expense!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Yahoo Finance reported that early Wednesday the central banks that cut rates are India, New Zealand, and Thailand.
This isn’t the first time the President has attacked the Fed, nor will it be the last as the trade war between the U.S. and China continues.
The Feds are scheduled to meet again in September.
For What It’s Worth.
“is too………proud to admit their mistake…”
Ahead of his visit to Dayton, Ohio, the President spoke with the press.
Asked if his rhetoric has fueled the division in this country the President said, no, he feels like his rhetoric brings people together.
Asked whether he feels his rhetoric has fueled division in this country, Trump says: “I don’t think my rhetoric has at all. I think my rhetoric brings people together. Our country is doing incredibly well” pic.twitter.com/dpx9yBrmcl— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 7, 2019
Today, we honor all of our Country’s Purple Heart recipients, their loved ones, and our Gold Star Families for their immeasurable sacrifice. These American Patriots represent the unyielding and unmatched strength and determination of the U.S. Armed Forces: https://t.co/EVhPJD5azu pic.twitter.com/fcQMg9JI4q— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Watching Sleepy Joe Biden making a speech. Sooo Boring! The LameStream Media will die in the ratings and clicks with this guy. It will be over for them, not to mention the fact that our Country will do poorly with him. It will be one big crash, but at least China will be happy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a campaign speech at a community event from Iowa.
Joe Biden: "Trump offers no moral leadership, seems to have no interest in unifying this nation. No evidence that the presidency has awakened his conscience in the least." https://t.co/eF9htChkQC pic.twitter.com/GIbRIg7wC2— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2019
Joe Biden: “We have a problem with this rising tide of supremacy, white supremacy in America. And we have a president who encourages and emboldens it” pic.twitter.com/X5BwrML52v— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 7, 2019
Biden’s full speech can be found at CSPAN.
Just left Dayton, Ohio, where I met with the Victims & families, Law Enforcement, Medical Staff & First Responders. It was a warm & wonderful visit. Tremendous enthusiasm & even Love. Then I saw failed Presidential Candidate (0%) Sherrod Brown & Mayor Whaley totally…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
….misrepresenting what took place inside of the hospital. Their news conference after I left for El Paso was a fraud. It bore no resemblance to what took place with those incredible people that I was so lucky to meet and spend time with. They were all amazing!o— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
These tweets follow tweets from President Trump social media director, Dan Scavino and Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Very SAD to see Ohio Senator Brown, & Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley – LYING & completely mischaracterizing what took place w/ the President’s visit to Miami Valley Hospital today. They are disgraceful politicians, doing nothing but politicizing a mass shooting, at every turn they can..— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) August 7, 2019
..The President was treated like a Rock Star inside the hospital, which was all caught on video. They all loved seeing their great President!— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) August 7, 2019
President @realDonaldTrump graciously asked Sen Brown & Mayor Whaley to join as he and the First Lady visited victims, medical staff & first responders. It is genuinely sad to see them immediately hold such a dishonest press conference in the name of partisan politics. https://t.co/BB0lXhfBnG— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) August 7, 2019
CNN’s resident President Trump fact-checker Daniel Dale explained via tweet.
This is confusing. Brown said of Trump: "He was received well by the patients, as you’d expect. They were hurting, he was comforting. He did the right things, Melania did the right things." https://t.co/unun6ATX8o— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2019
Whaley said: "I think the victims and the first responders were grateful that the President of the United States came to Dayton." She also said it was good he wasn't visiting Oregon District, because people there are angry, but she didn't criticize the hospital visit in any way.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2019
Brown did criticize Trump's general rhetoric and called for policy action. But on the hospital visit itself, he was only complimentary. He said: "He was received well by the patients…They were hurting, he was comforting. He did the right things, Melania did the right things." pic.twitter.com/tdnAFekWe1— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2019
WATCH: Dayton mayor speaks on Pres. Trump's visit following last weekend's mass shooting. https://t.co/LxJOMnZLQK— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2019
The presser is about 15 minutes long. Both the Mayor and Senator did praise President Trump’s hospital visit.
The President is on his way to visit El Paso, Texas, and even as he mentions the victims, and their families, he still makes the situation about him and how is the victim of terrible press.
I said it once in this thread already, I’ll say it again, this is not normal.
We love you Dayton, Ohio! pic.twitter.com/IaCZAdyuzL— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
The video is clips featuring himself posing with hospital staff, talking to patients, and first responders, for pictures.
This post will be updated within reason.