It’s Day 69 of the Impeachment Inquiry.
The President has departed the U.S. to travel to London in order to meet with NATO leaders.
Air Force One takes off from @Andrews_JBA en route to London for @NATO Summit. By my count, it’s his 17th foreign trip, and his 3rd visit to the UK as Pres. Compares at same point in presidency to— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 2, 2019
-Obama 20 foreign trips
-GWBush 18 foreign trips. pic.twitter.com/ZKHgXyBtSu
Ahead of his departure the President has tweeted 14 times and retweeted 2 times.
Great writer and historian, Doug Wead, has written a true (not Fake News) account of what is going on in Washington and the White House. His new book, INSIDE TRUMP’S WHITE HOUSE, is an incredible description of a very exciting and successful time in our Country’s history. Buy it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
This tweet was originally sent on Sunday, but was deleted and reissued at 2:21 a.m. eastern time.
Wead’s book can be found at Amazon.com. According to the blurb, the book is “a history of the Trump White House with the President and his staff talking openly, on the record.”
In Inside Trump’s White House, Doug Wead offers a sweeping, eloquent history of President Donald J. Trump’s first years in office, covering everything from election night to the news of today. The book will include never-before-reported stories and scoops, including how President Trump turned around the American economy, *how he “never complains and never explains,” and how his actions sometimes lead to misunderstandings with the media and the public. It also includes exclusive interviews with the Trump family about the Mueller report, and narrates their reactions when the report was finally released. *Contains Interviews with the President in the Oval Office, chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, Jared and Ivanka Kushner, Donald Trump, Jr., Eric and Lara Trump, and White House insiders.
*never complains, LOL, LOL, LOL….*
Wead appeared on C-SPAN on November 29th to talk about the book.
“Trump Economy Breaks Holiday Shopping Records.” @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
He deleted his original tweet because he failed to @ Fox News.
Despite recessions and debt fears, Americans broke a holiday shopping record on Thanksgiving. https://t.co/Y67OC6hGX6— Axios (@axios) December 2, 2019
From the tweeted Axios article:
Data from Adobe Analytics shows Black Friday spending increased by nearly 20% over last year, rising to $7.4 billion, even as fewer retailers offered big in-store discounts. Brick-and-mortar stores saw an overall 6% decline in sales, according to preliminary data from ShopperTrak.Axios.
The quoted Fox News Segment according to the YouTube account of President Donald Trump.
“It is clear that there is none of the bipartisan support that Speaker Pelosi said for months was essential for Impeachment.” Chris Wallace @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
According to Newsweek the quote from Wallace happened during his interview with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).
They quote Wallace as explaining to Jeffries:
But congressman, Democrats have been making that case—you’ve been making your best case to the public for two months now,” Wallace responded. “You just finished 30 hours of televised hearings, 12 witnesses, and the public apparently isn’t buying it at this point.”Newsweek.
“It’s clear that there is none of the bipartisan support that Speaker Pelosi said for months was essential to impeachment,” Wallace said.
The interview is 10 minutes and 37 seconds long.
Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries. The Federal….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
…..Reserve should likewise act so that countries, of which there are many, no longer take advantage of our strong dollar by further devaluing their currencies. This makes it very hard for our manufactures & farmers to fairly export their goods. Lower Rates & Loosen – Fed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
The Washington Post reported that this announcement seems to be a surprise announcement at a time when it appeared that the White House was “preparing to dial back its adversarial trade approach in the lead up to next year’s election. The administration appeared close to a deal with House Democrats to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, and tensions with China had eased in recent weeks.”
According to the article exports to the U.S. last year accounted for “roughly $2.6 billion last year — making the United States one of Brazil’s biggest markets for steel — and analysts expected the tariffs to be painful.”
CNBC News explains that Fed policymakers have been reluctant to take President Trump’s advice and lower the interest to below zero. The Fed’s next committee meeting is on Dec. 10th, and Dec. 11th.
For What It’s Worth.
As the News Blender reported in July of 2019 the leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro floated the idea of his son Eduardo of becoming a Brazilian ambassador while President Trump’s son, Eric would become the U.S. ambassador to Brazil. This was explained as an effort to strength U.S./Brazil ties.
This is soo humiliating for Bolsonaro. He acts like a slave & vassal to the US. He literally *saluted* both the US flag and John Bolton when Bolton visited Brazil.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 2, 2019
And in return: Trump accuses him (falsely) of deliberately devaluing the Real & imposes tariffs on Brazilian steel. https://t.co/g0jwQpNrss
U.S. Markets are up as much as 21% since the announcement of Tariffs on 3/1/2018 – and the U.S. is taking in massive amounts of money (and giving some to our farmers, who have been targeted by China)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
CNBC News is reporting that the DOW fell 251 points as “investors digested disappointing economic data along with the latest trade news after capping a month that featured blistering gains.”
“The process has been unfair. Republicans can’t even get their own witnesses. It gets me that Adam Schiff is not punishable for lying, in any way.” @MariaBartiromo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
“The American people are going to see this for what it is. It is a political effort by the Democrats, and the President certainly doesn’t have to aid in the Impeachment effort.” Robert Ray @MariaBartiromo Democrats are getting “killed” in their home districts. 2020!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
On Sunday White House Counsel Pat Cipollone issued a 5 page letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) informing the Committee that the President would not be apart of the upcoming December 4th Judiciary Committee hearing.
As a reminder:
White House Says It Will Not Cooperate With Impeachment Inquiry https://t.co/x1WRhFolOd— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) October 8, 2019
“The United States has outperformed the rest of the world in an eye popping fashion. I don’t think we’ve seen numbers like that.” Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser. But despite this there is tremendous potential for growth, far greater than most have understood!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Breaking News: The President of Ukraine has just again announced that President Trump has done nothing wrong with respect to Ukraine and our interactions or calls. If the Radical Left Democrats were sane, which they are not, it would be case over!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Before departing the White House the President spoke with reporters.
“This was set up a year ago. That when I’m going to NATO, that was the exact time” — Trump ludicrously claims Dems conspired a year back to set up an impeachment timetable that would undercut his NATO trip.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 2, 2019
He then lies about what the Ukrainian president said in a new interview pic.twitter.com/pmjNNcLFXh
During an interview with TIME the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did once again deny that President Trump and he engaged in a quid pro quo involving political favors, however he added, “If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo.”
“The Democrats don’t have any evidence, but they are still going to do it anyway. That’s the sham that’s going on here.” @jasoninthehouse Chaffetz— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
“When the law enforcers turn out to be the law breakers, then we have totally upended the rule of law. Nobody is safe and everybody is in trouble. Our system of government is under attack.” @GovMikeHuckabee— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
The Do Nothing Democrats get 3 Constitutional lawyers for their Impeachment hoax (they will need them!), the Republicans get one. Oh, that sounds fair!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Reminder as noted above the President has been invited to attend the hearing on December 4th, the White House has declined.
From aboard Air Force One.
As if 14 tweets wasn’t enough the President from Air Force One has tweeted 4 more times and retweeted 1 time.
Heading to Europe to represent our Country and fight hard for the American People while the Do Nothing Democrats purposely scheduled an Impeachment Hoax hearing on the same date as NATO. Not nice! pic.twitter.com/LCXYhoOWF6— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Thank you to Congressman Ben @Cline4Virginia for the Great remarks this morning on the illegitimate Impeachment Hoax. He understands the Do Nothing Democrats very well. Also, and as usual, @RepAndyBiggsAZ was fantastic!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
A GOP congressman just compared Trump to Luke Skywalker during a Fox News interview:— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 2, 2019
"It's The Empire Strikes Back…the intelligence committee strikes back, Adam Schiff strikes back. We all know how the story ends. The rebels win. Ultimately the president will be exonerated" pic.twitter.com/TymJMDs8L7
Thank you to Great Republican @SenJohnKennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Depressed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2019
Senator John Kennedy two weeks ago with Chris Wallace: “It was Ukraine.”— Arizona Political 💎 (@AZVotes) December 1, 2019
Kennedy last week with Chris Cuomo: “It absolutely wasn’t Ukraine, it was Russia.”
Kennedy this week with Chuck Todd: “It was Ukraine” pic.twitter.com/LiunqJiZnC
But remember according to Wead’s new book, the President never complains.
This post will be updated within reason.