Trump Tweets “It’s Easy!” For Friday’s Open Thread

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

As we enter the second weekend of the New Year, the President, who apparently did not get enough rally love last night, has tweeted 9 times and retweeted 25 times, so far for Friday.

Speaking of Iran…

There is also this being reported by the Wall Street Journal.

As the News Blender featured on Thursday evening, the President held his first 2020 campaign rally from Ohio. His next rally is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Hill reported on Tuesday that Jovita Carranza, a Treasury Department Official, was confirmed to head President Trump’s Small Business Administration in a broad bipartisan vote of 88 for, and 5 against.

More from The Hill:

Carranza will become the highest-ranking Latina official in Trump’s Cabinet, and the vote gives the close ally of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a prominent role in defending the administration’s economic policies in the election year.

She will be the first permanent head of the SBA in almost a year. Trump’s first Senate-confirmed SBA administrator, Linda McMahon, left the position last April to take a position at a pro-Trump super PAC. Chris Pilkerton is currently serving as acting administrator of the SBA.

The Hill 01/07/2020.

Fox Business reported on Tuesday that the USMCA trade agreement advanced from the Senate Finance Committee in a vote of 25-3 moving the NAFTA replacement one-step closer to a full Senate vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said in the past that a full vote on the USMCA is not expected until after the Senate Impeachment trial.

The tweet that President Trump is using was sent on Dec. 16th, 2019, by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).

From Manchin.Senate.gov.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced a bipartisan agreement to secure pensions and healthcare for nearly 100,000 coal miners, their widows, and their families. Senator Manchin’s Bipartisan American Miners Act (S. 2788) has been included in the final funding package that will keep the government open beyond December 20th when the current temporary funding measure expires. This bill secures lifetime healthcare benefits for the 13,000 miners who would have lost their benefits entirely and the 92,000 miners who would have seen their pensions gutted next year without Congressional action.

Manchin.Seante.gov.

Near as I can gather from “Google” the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, that was introduced in November of 2019, was folded into the funding package, that President Trump signed on December 20th.

CNBC News reported on December 19th, that Congress was poised to push through the spending bill and that “politicians are using the opportunity to help fix the pensions and health-care benefits for one group of workers: coal miners.”

More from CNBC News:

The measure would help ensure that the 1974 United Mine Workers of America Pension Plan won’t become insolvent. The bill would help protect retirement benefits for 92,000 workers and health care benefits of about 13,000.
The measure was passed in a House of Representatives vote on Tuesday. And the Senate also is expected to approve it, since it has the endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

CNBC News 12/19/2019.

As it’s the first Friday of the month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the December jobs report.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 145,000 in December according to the report. The unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was unchanged.

More from the Report:

Jobs Report for December.

October was revised down by 4,000 from 156,000, to 152,000.
November was revised down by 10,000 from 266,000 to 256,000.
With the revisions, “employment gains in October and November combined were 14,000 lower than previously reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors.) After revisions, job gains have averaged 184,000 over the last 3 months.”

This is one of those tweets, that really, there is no context I can add.

Yeah, it’s easy, like trade wars…

*President Trump will forever be recognized in history as the third U.S. President to be Impeached in the House of Representatives.

*Impeached in the House on 12/18/2019*


This post might be updated within reason.

This is an Open Thread.

Happy Friday Y’all!

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