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  • Report: Smoke forces first lady Melania Trump’s plane to turn around en route to Philadelphia

    10/17/2018 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 61 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joseph A. Gambardello
    First lady Melania Trump's airplane reportedly was forced to return to Andrews Air Force Base after a smoke condition developed in the jet while it was en route to Philadelphia. Problem aboard First Lady's plane, returning to @Andrews_JBA. Press pool aboard reports "thin haze of smoke" was visible and the smell of something burning. Passengers given wet towels to breathe through. Told a "mechanical issue" was detected.
  • The creative accounting that allowed Jared Kushner to dodge paying income taxes is totally legal

    10/14/2018 3:15:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 | Ellen Cranley
    A Saturday report from The New York Times found Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, paid little to no federal income taxes from 2009 to 2016 using legal tax mechanisms. An IRS policy known as depreciation is a deduction Kushner Cos. used to diminish its taxable income on properties largely bought with borrowed money. Though not illegal, the filings show how real estate tax codes leave room for profitable maneuvering. The New York Times found Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, paid little to no federal income taxes from 2009 to 2016 — without...
  • Poll: Melania Trump's Favorability Bounces Back To Near Highest Levels

    10/14/2018 9:30:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 14, 2018 | Molly Prince
    She is viewed highly among Republicans and Independents, with a rating of 83 percent and 55 percent, respectively. However, among Democrats, only 28 percent view her favorably, with 56 percent of Democrats viewing her as unfavorably. . . The first lady stirred up controversy in June when she wore a jacket with the words “I Don’t Care, Do U?” on her way to visit a children’s detention center in Texas. “It was for the people, and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me, and I want to show them that I don’t care,”
  • Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show

    10/13/2018 10:26:30 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Jesse Drucker
    Over the past decade, Jared Kushner’s family company has spent billions of dollars buying real estate. His personal stock investments have soared. His net worth has quintupled to almost $324 million. And yet, for several years running, Mr. Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser — appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes, according to confidential financial documents reviewed by The New York Times.
  • 'He would be a great leader,' Melania Trump said of then-boyfriend Donald Trump in 1999 interview

    10/12/2018 4:26:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/12/2018 | Julia Jacobo and Alexa Valienta
    Before she became the nation’s first lady, ABC News spoke with Melania Trump when she was a supermodel dating the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, and asked her what she thought about being in the White House. On Dec. 3, 1999, the Slovenian supermodel, then-named Melania Knauss, 26, sat down with ABC News correspondent Don Dahler following a photo shoot in New York City for a North Shore Animal League America campaign. She and then-real estate mogul Donald Trump had met the year before during a party at New York Fashion Week. When asked if she could...
  • Twitter Users Mercilessly Mock Melania Trump's 'Most Bullied Person' Comment (proving her correct)

    10/12/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Huff and Puff Post via Yahoo! ^ | October 11, 2018 | David Moye
    Melania Trump isn’t just an anti-bullying advocate, she says she’s a victim, as well. In an interview broadcast Thursday morning on ABC, the first lady also showed she shared her husband’s gift for hyperbole. “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” Trump told reporter Tony Llamas. When he questioned that claim, she backed down, but only slightly. “One of them ― if you really see what people are saying about me,” she said. Many Twitter users didn’t respond to her with much sympathy. Instead, they broke out really teeny violins for a symphony of snark.
  • Melania Trump says she is one of the most bullied people in the world; distrusts some...

    10/11/2018 9:15:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    GoodMorningAmerica ^ | October 11, 2018
    First lady Melania Trump told ABC News in an exclusive interview that she has told her husband there have been people in his administration she didn't trust who worked for him. She also said she believes she is one of the most bullied people in the world. Asked by ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas whether there are still people in the president’s administration "he can't trust," the first lady said yes "It's harder to govern," the first lady said in a clip set to air Thursday on "Good Morning America." "You always need to watch your back."...
  • Sorry New York Times, Donald Trump Is Self-Made

    10/09/2018 6:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/09/2018 | John Tamny
    In their 2009 book From Poverty to Prosperity, authors Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz noted how the productivity of a typical immigrant surged upon arrival in the United States. Thanks to feverish investment in all things American, those working in the United States (at all levels of income) are equipped to produce at levels that are the envy of much of the world. Simply stated, to be able to work in the United States is to win the proverbial lottery. While most Americans can’t lay claim to any substantial inheritance, we increasingly live and work as though we do. The...
  • Nikki Haley praises Trump's family (Jared and Ivanka) as she steps down

    10/09/2018 8:32:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | today | Robert Schroeder
    Speaking Tuesday, she listed what she called achievements that had improved the U.S.’s standing on the world stage, including withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and improving relations with North Korea. She also thanked Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, calling him a “hidden genius,” who along with his wife Ivanka does “a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about.” Both Kushner and Ivanka Trump are senior advisers to the president. Trump did not name a replacement for Haley, but said “many people” want to take her place.
  • NO PHONEY Melania Trump reveals she confiscates Donald’s PHONE – and doesn’t agree with his Tweets

    10/06/2018 10:43:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/6/18 | Abe Hawken
    US First Lady Melania Trump has revealed she confiscates the President’s phone because she doesn’t agree with his Tweets. The former fashion model, 48, opened up about her husband’s behaviour on Twitter and said she tells him if she dislikes one of his posts. She...added she wants the public to focus on what she does, and not just what she wears. ...revealed that Melania even takes his phone away when she takes an exception to a particular post.
  • Astronaut Trump? Ivanka says she wanted to go to space in NASA visit

    09/25/2018 8:58:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Elizabeth Howell, Contributor
    While Ivanka Trump has a high-profile job advising her father, the president of the United States, she told the International Space Station Expedition 56 crew Thursday (Sept. 20) that she had different childhood ambitions. "I think I can speak for all of us here to say you inspire us all. You actually have my dream job," she told the crew via a video call from NASA's Mission Control Center. "I always wanted to be an astronaut, and I always wanted to go to space. You are fulfilling my dream up there." Trump made her comments while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center with...
  • Pop culture blackout: Melania Trump missing from magazine covers, TV appearances

    09/23/2018 5:16:15 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 23 September 2018 | Christian Toto
    Few first ladies have been more prepared for their close-ups than Melania Trump. Yet the former model has not graced the cover of Vogue, Glamour or Cosmopolitan during her husband’s first 20 months in office. Neither has she yukked it up with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel or other late-night TV hosts. That’s a huge missed opportunity for the Trump White House, says Lauren A. Wright, lecturer in politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Others insist Mrs. Trump’s low pop culture profile smacks of media bias that extends to other women in the Republican administration. “[Mrs. Trump] has this toolkit...
  • Comment: Why the mystery Trump insider author was probably Jared

    09/08/2018 5:03:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Zealand Herald | September 9, 2018 | David Von Drehle, The Washington Post
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  • Klein: Evidence Mounting of Trump Tower Collusion… Against Don Jr.

    09/08/2018 11:42:09 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2018-09-08 08:55 | Aaron Klein
    Multiple recent Breitbart News investigations into the infamous brief meeting at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016 between individuals tied to Russia, Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign officials point to the increasing likelihood of the confab being set up as a dirty trick against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • The Swamp Is Threatening President Trump's Grandchildren. Is It Time?

    08/24/2018 10:39:19 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 53 replies
    The Swamp @ The Hill & The Morning Joe | August 24, 2018 | Deplorable Grandparents Everywhere
    “If he [President Trump] has any interest at all in not only saving his skin, but the skin of his child, his children, his son-in-law, his grandchildren, his daughter — this is a time when he’s got to seriously think about that,” [Martin] London said, referring to Trump. “Now, is he capable of that, of serious thinking? Frankly, I doubt it.” Swamp Rat Martin London, a lawyer who represented former Vice President Spiro Agnew weighed in on The Morning Blow with Swamp Rats Joe & Mika this morning.
  • Spiro Agnew lawyer: Trump should resign to keep Mueller from prosecuting his family

    08/24/2018 9:23:59 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 131 replies ^ | August 2 2018 | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    Martin London, a lawyer who represented former Vice President Spiro Agnew, said that President Trump should resign from office to keep federal prosecutors from prosecuting his family. “It’s only going to get worse,” “We don’t know a quarter of what’s in the pocket of the prosecutor,” London said of Mueller. “If he has any interest at all in not only saving his skin, but the skin of his child, his children, his son-in-law, his grandchildren, his daughter — this is a time when he’s got to seriously think about that,” London said, referring to Trump. “Now, is he capable of...
  • Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’

    08/16/2018 2:00:25 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 August 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president's daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House. “I hope it’s all worth it for you, Omarosa, because some things you just can’t put a price on,” Trump said in a statement. She fired back after Manigault Newman appeared on MSNBC and aired excerpts from a tape that appeared to show Lara Trump offering her a job at $180,000 a year to join President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, after she was...
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman reportedly secretly taped Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

    08/14/2018 12:59:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 13, 2018 | Anna Giaritellie
    Ousted White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman recently told friends and associates that she recorded private phone calls between herself and White House senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law. One of those conversations took place Dec. 14, the day after Manigault Newman, who worked as director of the Office of Public Liaison, was informed by White House chief of staff John Kelly she was being fired.
  • 'Dear Ivanka': Celebrities target Trump's daughter in Instagram campaign

    08/11/2018 2:51:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 8, 2018 | Sheena McKenzie
    Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have launched an Instagram campaign targeted at Ivanka Trump, urging the US President's daughter to act on the administration's family-separation policy and calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. As part of the campaign, well-known figures followed by Ivanka Trump on Instagram -- including not just Schumer and Handler, but also American fashion entrepreneur Sophie Amoruso and British model Cara Delevingne -- have been posting messages detailing the alleged abuses of children under controversial family separations at the US-Mexico border in an effort to flood her feed. The coordinated messages...
  • NBC Knocks Melania Trump’s Parents Becoming U.S. Citizens

    08/10/2018 8:03:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 8/9/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    First Lady Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs took the oath to become U.S. citizens on Thursday but NBC Nightly News was not having it. The broadcast network speculated that they received special treatment in the process and possibly used chain migration, a program the President opposes, even though the process still exists and still legal. “Now to new questions tonight about a possible double standard when it comes to the first family,” declared a seemingly offended Lester Holt. “First lady Melania Trump's parents becoming brand new U.S. citizens today apparently through a process that President Trump has repeatedly...