By Nancy Langley, Policy Choices
Originally published November 29, 2018 | 3:03pm
MOST RECENT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 29, 2018 |11:59PM
Updated as new tweets are posted and for clerical edits.
~ In what way is General Motors “counter” to other auto companies? What does “counter mean?
~ Where are steel plants opening? Which existing steel plants are renovating?
~ What car manufacturers have U.S. factories?
~ How many cars (and car parts) are made exclusively in any single country?
~ Which criteria are examined to determine whether an economy is “booming”?
~ Will those criteria vary across different interests? For example, will a person who works at minimum wage in retail consider stock market activities to be relevant to their personal economy? Does the personal, micro-scale of economic experiences compare to macro-economic trends in the same manner and direction?
2nd & 3rd Tweets
~ Did Congress investigate Hillary Clinton’s actions in Benghazi?
~ Did Congress investigate Hillary Clinton’s usage of a private email server?
~ Was Hillary Clinton charged with any crimes by the Republican controlled Senate?
~ Which political parties controlled the
— Executive branch (Presidency + agency administrators) and the
— Legislative branch (Congress: House of Representatives + Senate)
– when the FBI investigated Clinton?
– when the Special Counsel was assigned to investigate Russian involvement in the outcome of the 2016 election?
~ What factual evidence would the president need to possess to insist that “crimes were committed by … Clinton and … Democrats”?
~ Would that factual evidence be the actual email messages that were hacked by Russia, and who asked by Trump to “find the 30k missing Clinton emails”?
~ If that is true, does that not suggest that Trump personally has knowledge of a wide range of illegal activities committed by multiple individuals, companies and Russian military operatives?
Summary description of former Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin)
McCarthy had no shred of evidence … Inhibited neither by scruples nor by logic, he lashed out in every direction … he distracted the public by striking out with still more sensational accusations … McCarthy was a totally unscrupulous demagogue.
Garraty, John A. and McCaughey, Robert A., The American Nation: A History of the United States: Sixth Edition, pp. 839-841.
The description of McCarthy’s actions does not describe an investigation that has resulted in (currently) criminal indictments against 32 individuals, companies and foreign military operatives.
In fact, that description more closely resembles the presidential style of Trump.
4th & 5th Tweets
Cancellation of Meeting with Russia
No formal steps to cancel the Summit with Putin have been made, according to MSNBC researchers who inquired following this tweet.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tweets
With the exception of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s book, the rest of these are pro-Trump reads. My only reaction to this flurry of self-promotion is that it reminded me of something I used to laugh at on Saturday Night Live. Perhaps you remember the Stuart Smalley character (played by Al Franken) as well?
The president has had a rather difficult day today.
WSJ Opinion Article about Pharmaceutical Companies
Planning for 2020 Re-Election / RNC Chair
Announces Flight Landing in Argentina
9th & 10th Tweets
Mueller Investigation | Denial
Oddly enough, that is similar to how prominent Russians respond: it is all “fake”.
(Source: Footage comparisons of Trump responses side by side to a Russian spokesperson’s responses. – Sorry – it’s been a long day and I did not get the name of the Russian person being interviewed.)