Trump Tweets Over Labor Day Weekend

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Monday.

September has finally arrived.

Happy Labor Day!

The President who was expected to travel to Poland announced on Thursday that he would be postponing that trip in order to remain in the States to monitor Hurricane Dorian.

To finish Friday the President tweeted 5 more times.

Authors Note: Never fear readers, I will not be including all weekends tweets.

Friday

While the Department of Justice Inspector General Report, faulted former FBI Director James Comey for violating FBI regulations, the IG found that Comey did not violate the law, regrading his handling of seven memos that detailed his one-on-one meetings with President Trump.

We found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the Memos to members of the media.

Page 2 IG Report.

Upon completing our investigation, pursuant to Section 4(d) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, the OIG provided a copy of its factual findings to the Department for a prosecutorial decision regarding Comey’s conduct. [U.S.C.A. App. 3 § 4(d) (2016)]. After reviewing the matter, the Department declined prosecution.

Page 2 IG Report.

According to Law and Crime, Fox News Contributor Greg Jarrett is incorrect in his application of 641 of the criminal code, as noted by attorney Bradley Moss via Twitter.

Law and Crime notes that Moss, specializes “in national security, federal employment and security clearance law.”

From the resource manual cited by Moss via the Law and Crime article.

“[T]he [DOJ] Criminal Division believes that it is inappropriate to bring a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 641 when: (1) the subject of the theft is intangible property, i.e., government information owned by, or under the care, custody, or control of the United States; (2) the defendant obtained or used the property primarily for the purpose of disseminating it to the public; and (3) the property was not obtained as a result of wiretapping, (18 U.S.C. § 2511) interception of correspondence (18 U.S.C. §§ 1702, 1708), criminal entry, or criminal or civil trespass.”

[they also note]

a government employee who, for the primary purpose of public exposure of the material, reveals a government document to which he or she gained access lawfully or by non-trespassory means would not be subject to criminal prosecution for the theft.

Law and Crime.

Saturday.

On Saturday the President tweeted 23 [24] times with 35 re-tweets.

Hours after he sent the tweet quoting Jarret, President Trump started his Saturday tweeting at 12:14 a.m..

He congratulated Fox News show host Sean Hannity for being the “number one shoe,” on cable TV.

Hours later he deleted the tweet correcting the word shoe with show.

Deleted tweet.

From the article.

Today’s average price of just more than $2.58 per gallon is 25 cents cheaper than during the Labor Day weekend last year, when it was $2.83, and 5 cents cheaper than the same period in 2017 ($2.63). Gas prices dropped in every U.S. state other than Hawaii compared to Labor Day 2018, with Idaho posting the largest decrease, at 16.8%.

While price are significantly lower this week compared to the week prior to Labor Day last year, average nationwide gas prices have not dipped to their most recent nadir, seen in late December and early January with lows of about $2.24 per gallon. That drop was tied to last year’s general markets sell-off, when stocks suffered their worst December since the Great Depression.

CNBC News.

Sunday.

On Sunday the President tweeted 12 times, while he re-tweeted 25 times.

From the IG Report.

Former Director Comey failed to live up to this responsibility. By not
safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI
employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information.

Page 60 IG Report.

There has been no official report that states DOJ attorney’s lied to any court to obtain a FISA warrant on former campaign volunteer Carter Page.

Monday: Labor Day.

So far for Monday the President has tweeted 13 times and re-tweeted 6 times.

Opinion.

Tariffs are placed on imports, in order to curb consumers purchasing those imports as they cost more to import and then purchase.

Tariff is a tax on the consumer.

The Tax Cut cost the American tax payer 1.5 trillion dollars.



2018 data from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

U.S Trade with China 2018.

Data from Census.gov., for 2019 U.S. trade with China.

Census.gov.

The Inspector General Report disagrees with Lou Dobbs opinion.


Bloomberg is reporting that according to people familiar with the matter a planned meeting between the U.S., and China, that was to take place in early September, in D.C., has been delayed. China requested the tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that started on Sunday, be paused to allow the talks to continue. The U.S. rejected China’s request.


The Washington Post‘s Phillip Rucker and Ashley Parker penned an article titled, Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim victory, but others see incompetence and intolerance. 

In their piece they write, “Trump leveled racist attacks against four congresswomen of color dubbed “the Squad.” He derided the majority-black city of Baltimore as “rat and rodent infested.”

July 14th.

July 27th.

These tweets were sent after a crowd at a President Trump rally chanted “send her back,” referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI), an American refugee from Somalia.

They moved on in the article discussing the economic slowdown, writing:

Trump’s economy also began to falter, with the markets ping-ponging based on the president’s erratic behavior. His trade war with China grew more acrimonious. His whipsaw diplomacy at the Group of Seven summit left allies uncertain about American leadership. The president returned from his visit to France in a sour mood, frustrated by what he felt was unfairly negative news coverage of his trip

The Washington Post.

Some notes from the article.

White House officials promote the summer of 2019 as one of historic achievement for Trump, offering up a list of more than two dozen accomplishments. But privately, many of the president’s advisers and outside allies bemoan what they consider to be a period of missed opportunity and self-sabotage.

White House aides and outside Trump allies offer a grimmer view, describing an administration in which the president has crashed through the remaining guard rails. The chief of staff is still in an “acting” role and jobs that multiple aides once handled are now being filled by fewer staffers, and the president and his team failed to drive a sustained message or capitalize on what they view as winnable fights on the economy and immigration. 

White House spokesperson Judd Deere defended the President and rejected the idea of chaos or a unsuccessful summer for President Trump’s agenda.

I don’t know how anyone could see this summer as anything but successful with the president continuing to deliver on his promises to the American people despite the negative news coverage of this administration. President Trump has accomplished more at this point in his first term than any president in history and his policies are building a safer, stronger and more secure America.

Yes, the days are long, but we are doing an incredible amount of work benefiting the American people under the leadership of this president. I just don’t see people who are exhausted or not able to get the job done.

Judd Deere The Washington Post.

I have to laugh at the irony of things like this, he spent his weekend promoting the stance that Comey broke the law based on opinions, while they all ignored the IG Report that clearly states that Comey did not violate the law.


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I hope y’all have a wonderful Labor Day.

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