I guess President Trump has met his match in Nancy Pelosi and the Republicans that badly wanted the wall are calling him a wimp for backing down.
International Level: Activist / Political Participation: 26 2.6%
Trump calls for rejection of 'politics of revenge' in speech that jabs Democrats. President Donald Trump appeared before a divided Congress for the first time on Tuesday to appeal to lawmakers' sense of unity at a moment of deepening partisan spite.
His calls for conciliation -- which did not address his role in inflaming partisan divisions -- were met with mostly stone-faced silence from Democrats, who bitterly oppose most of his agenda and whose memories are still fresh with the 35-day government shutdown. (Read the transcript.)
Trump focused on some of his core agenda items: immigration, the economy, infrastructure, drug prices and national security. CNN vetted the President's claims.
Democratic Party rising star Stacey Abrams sharply criticized the Trump administration and Republican leadership in her response to the President's State of the Union address. Ref. CNN.
Trump is first modern president to hire his customers - including as US ambassadors
Presidents have long rewarded friends and allies with government posts, but Trump is the first modern president to also hire his customers. He nominated three of his golf clubs’ members last year to serve as U.S. Ambassadors, a review by USA TODAY found. Ref. USAToday.
Too bad they didn't act on that discussion but there is still time for it to happen so we don't have to wait til the elections are due.
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What’s going on with Trump’s hair? Donald Trump appears to have undergone a radical transformation, sparking a wild conspiracy theory concerning his slick new look. Source 7f.
His hair is of little importance compared to the decisions he is making each day. I do not like where the 'Trump America' is heading.
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 24 2.4%
A pause from Donald Trump to share learning from old times:
Today is: 18th September (GMT), in history on the 18th of September, 1970 AD the following death happened:
Jimi Hendrix: Rock guitarist (Purple Hayes), dies of an overdose at 27