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Trump Watch November 7 2017

Day 283:

VOTE!

Are you going to look back on this time and wonder if you did enough? The least you can do is educate yourself and VOTE!

This is not normal, this is not ok.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

Syria is signing the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US alone against the rest of the world

Donald Trump ‘tells Japanese emperor mass shootings can happen anywhere’ — in country with no mass shootings

New Zealand’s New Leader Wants to Kill Off Carbon: Jacinda Ardern aims to switch the electricity grid entirely to renewables by 2035, which would place the South Pacific island in a small club of nations ditching fuels like coal and natural gas to cut carbon emissions.

States that expanded Medicaid had greater political participation (measured in terms of voter registration and turnout). This is consistent with the theory that social policy programs increase political engagement.

Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons

Washington Post, A.V. Club, Flavorwire boycotting all Disney screenings over LA Times blacklisting

Paul Ryan: Praying is the right thing to do after mass shootings because it ‘works’

…It’s Pretty Obvious Conservatives Aren’t Praying Hard Enough For Mass Shootings To Stop

John McCain Confirms: Tax Reform Is “DOA In The Senate”

Another Trump campaign aide acknowledges meeting senior Russian officials in mid-2016

The Paradise Papers Make the Republican Tax Plan Look Insane

Mercer revelation in Paradise Papers

Carter Page’s testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier

Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson programs violated Britain’s broadcast standards, watchdog says

Trump not invited to Paris climate summit next month

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton

U.S. attorney general due to face Democrats’ Russia questions next week

Dem walks out of moment of silence for Texas shooting: ‘I can’t do this again’

Syria signs Paris Agreement – leaving US only country in the world to refuse climate change deal

ObamaCare signups surge in early days to set new record

Report: Wilbur Ross Is Not Really a Billionaire

Trump’s Obamacare attacks backfire as open enrollment surges to record highs

One of the Most Anti-LGBT Lawmakers in the Country Might Lose His Seat to a Transgender Journalist

Trump’s Longtime Bodyguard Schiller Faces Russia Probe Scrutiny

Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip with Top Trump Campaign Officials

Commerce Secretary Has Links to Venezuela Oil Giant, Despite U.S. Sanctions

It’s Terrorism If You’re Brown And Mental Health If You’re White

Carter Page Wanted Trump to Give Landmark Speech in Russia as Presidential Candidate

Carter Page: I Wanted Trump in Russia

Paul Manafort Will Not Be Allowed to Take Off His Ankle Monitor

Russian Lawyer Says Trump Jr. Offered Her a Deal: Hillary Dirt for a Change to U.S. Law

Russia Was Helping Trump Just Days After He Entered The 2016 Primary

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Tools of change:

 

 

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

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Trump Watch November 6 2017

Day 282:

It’s all falling apart

I love how all these asshole republicans are trying to make their own horrible records look better by pointing at Trump.

“Sir you’re covered in rotten dog shit”

“But that guy is covered in the same rotten dog shit, but he is eating it!”

They are all connected, and all taking money from shady people.

Are you going to look back on this time and wonder if you did enough? The least you can do is educate yourself and VOTE!

This is not normal, this is not ok.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

Massive Leak Reveals New Ties Between Trump Administration and Russia, Implicating Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Jared Kushner

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Maine’s Legislature Is Blocking Ranked-Choice Voting. But Voters Have One Chance To Save It.

The world shrugs at Trump as global climate meeting begins in Bonn. “Trump is utterly isolated, and U.S. positions and negotiators will be largely ignored as a result. This has become a life-and-death issue for most countries,”

2 of the 5 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history happened in the last 35 days

Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says

Kremlin-linked lawyer says Trump Jr. hinted at reversal of Russia restrictions

Coal only supplied 2% of electricity in the United Kingdom during the first six months of 2017 – a stark contrast to just five years ago, where coal represented about 40% of the electricity mix

Périgord truffles can now be grown in the UK because of climate change

US government climate report: Climate change is real and our fault | A group of US climate scientists volunteered to write the report, which gathers together the most recent peer-reviewed research into digestible conclusions about the causes and impacts of climate change.

San Francisco just took a huge step towards internet utopia, becoming the first major city to pledge to connect all homes and businesses to a fiber optic network

Anthony Weiner Heads To Prison

GOP Tax Plan Ends Deductions For Teachers Buying School Supplies

Russian Twitter Support for Trump Began Right After He Started Campaign

Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump’s Motorcade

Howard Dean Expects Jared Kushner To Be Indicted For Money Laundering

The Kremlin invested ‘hundreds of millions’ in Twitter and Facebook through a Kushner associate

4 states try to block conservative TV mega-merger

Paul Manafort should only be released if he can prove how much he’s worth, says Mueller

Powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close.

At least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during campaign and transition

Trump asks Japan to build cars in the U.S. It already does

Trump complains that Japanese automakers don’t manufacture in the US — except they absolutely do

Trump, who urged people to ‘hire American,’ secures 70 foreign workers for Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump is obstructing justice in plain sight

Trump signed law to help mentally ill get guns

Sir Paul McCartney: President Trump’s resistance to climate change is madness

Scarborough: ‘Washington would be melting down’ if Texas shooter were ‘named Muhammad’

Hours after horrific mass shooting, Texas attorney general urges more people to bring guns to church

Jared Kushner Keeps Failing To Disclose Connections With Russians

Post-ABC poll: Voters favor Democrats over Republicans in 2018 House midterms by widest margin in years

Senator rips his colleagues after Texas church shooting: ‘No one is safe so long as Congress chooses to do absolutely nothing’

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Tools of change:

 

 

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch November 3 2017

Day 279:

Vote Vote VOTE!

Are you going to look back on this time and wonder if you did enough? The least you can do is educate yourself and VOTE!

This is not normal, this is not ok.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

‘You’re hired!’: Internet salutes Twitter employee who pulled plug on Trump

In light of the new GOP tax bill that was released, remember that we subsidize churches more than $82.5 billion a year and they don’t pay a cent in taxes.

Right wing blogger Jenna Abrams, who has 70,000 followers, does not exist, was created by St. Petersburg troll farm

Study: Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in-between

When FBI agents picked lock on Manafort’s house, they found Ukrainian lobbying records he told DOJ didn’t exist

There are ‘Nazis’ in Congress, says former Republican leader John Boehner

Donald Trump tweets ‘Pocahontas’ racist slur about senator Elizabeth Warren

Robert Mueller is reportedly zeroing in on Jared Kushner over his role in firing James Comey

Poll: Americans oppose tax plan by 17-point margin

Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russia trip

Franken to Sessions: American public cannot trust your word

Newly released e-mails show Ivanka Trump kept using personal account

The top 0.1% of American households hold the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%

Trump campaign adviser: Sessions opposed Russia meeting, said it ‘might leak’

Campaign advisor said Trump listened to Papadopoulus and ‘heard him out’

Trump Pick for Top Civil Rights Enforcer Has Made a Career of Fighting Discrimination Claims

Cops Having Sex With Detainees Should Always Be Considered Rape, Say New York Politicians

Trump Says He’s ‘Very Frustrated’ He Can’t Order DOJ, FBI To Go After Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump Is Replacing the Most Powerful Woman in America With a Less Qualified Man

Sen. Franken Demands Attorney General Jeff Sessions Explain Himself Amid New Trump-Russia Revelations

60 percent of Americans say Trump tax plan will benefit wealthy (POLL)

Donald Trump to Fox News: “The one that matters is me. I’m the only one that matters.”

Trump and Sessions Denied Knowing About Russian Contacts. Records Suggest Otherwise.

Ivanka Trump ‘greeted with half empty-room’ while giving Tokyo speech on women’s empowerment

Trump on lack of nominees: ‘I am the only one that matters’

Lawmakers: Carter Page withholding documents from their Russia probe

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation

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Tools of change:

 

 

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch November 2 2017

Day 278:

Vote Vote VOTE!

Now more than ever your vote for every level of government matters!

This is not normal, this is not ok.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

Massachusetts considering free access to birth control

Hillary Clinton Robbed Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Nomination, According to Donna Brazile

Trevor Noah: ‘When it was a Nazi, Trump needed more facts. When it was a Muslim, that was the only fact he needed’

Mueller Reveals New Manafort Link to Organized Crime

Report: DOJ identifies 6 Russian officials behind DNC hack

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: If any American was involved with election interference, ‘it’s treason’

Sam Clovis, Trump’s nominee for USDA’s top scientist, confirms he has no hard science credentials

Hours after Trump calls US justice system ‘a laughingstock,’ White House denies he ever did

New York attack: Donald Trump tweet may destroy legal case against terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov

There’s Now a Whistleblower Hotline for Scientists Working Under the Trump Administration

Trump just said NYC terrorist attack suspect should be killed. That may hurt the case against him

Impeachment calls grow louder

“True environmentalism from my perspective is using natural resources that God has blessed us with.” – Scott Pruitt, the new EPA chief

Trump’s NASA Pick Reveals Climate Change Views That Don’t Align With Scientific Consensus

Trump retweeted fake account run by Russians

Mitch McConnell is America’s most hated senator: Poll

Polls: Americans Aren’t Buying Key White House Arguments For Tax Overhaul

Georgia insists server deletion was “not undertaken to delete evidence”

The guy Trump picked to run NASA pals around with hate groups

Papa John’s CEO donated to Trump, slammed Obamacare, and once said the US ‘is on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867’

Twitter Offered Russian TV Network RT 15% Of Its US Elections Advertising

Michael Flynn Followed Russian Troll Accounts, Pushed Their Messages in Days Before Election

Paul Ryan Immediately Regrets Asking Trump to Name the G.O.P. Tax Bill

Trump’s White House is scared of Robert Mueller, possible impeachment: report

Donald Trump ‘turning on Jared Kushner’ as Russia probe intensifies

Trump’s team is terrified the president will say something dumb and cause a crisis on Asia trip

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Tools of change:

 

 

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch November 1 2017

Day 277:

Vote Soon, Vote Every Time

This is not normal, this is not ok.

There is probably someone horrible you could be voting out of office right now!

Further Reading:

Poll: Most say this is the lowest point in US history

In a new study, Americans disproportionately chose the years of their own youth as the country’s greatest years – no matter how old they were now. This finding is the latest involving a phenomenon known as the reminiscence bump.

Awaiting Trump’s coal comeback, miners reject retraining

With New Directive, Pruitt Bars Scientists Who Aren’t ‘In the Pocket of Corporate Polluters’ From EPA Advisory Boards: Critics slammed the move as a “hostile takeover of science-based policymaking” by the Trump administration

Verizon Wants FCC to Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy

California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth. It now has a maternal death rate comparable to other first world countries, about 1/3 of that in the rest of the US.

Schumer fires back at Trump: ‘I guess it’s not too soon to politicize a tragedy’

Former Mexican ambassador says State Department is telling world leaders to stay at Trump hotels

Bar Association declares Omaha attorney Steve Grasz ‘not qualified’ for 8th Circuit Court of Appeals seat

Dead People Mysteriously Support The FCC’s Attack On Net Neutrality

Obama releases video urging people to sign up for ObamaCare

Notre Dame will drop birth control coverage for students, faculty, and staff

South Koreans to protest against ‘war maniac’ Trump

America is being run by racists

Trump rushed to condemn NYC attack—like he always does when the suspect isn’t white

Trump didn’t dismiss idea when foreign policy adviser suggested setting up Putin meeting

Tillerson meets with Russian ambassador

The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem – POLITICO Magazine

Newly unsealed court documents: Manafort and Gates received ‘millions of dollars’ from ‘Russian oligarchs’

Russian Bots Targeted Clinton And Mueller Leading Up To Collusion Indictments

Manafort and Gates Pose ‘Serious Risk of Flight,’ Says Mueller

Sam Clovis’s ties to Russia probe cooperator renew opposition to his USDA nomination

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Seems To Think JFK And Kennedy Are Different Presidents

Flake backs Schumer on immigration after Trump tweet

The Papadopoulos plea has blindsided Republicans

Extreme right gins up a culprit for N.Y. terror attack: Chuck Schumer

What Trump is really afraid that Mueller will find

For Trump, October’s two mass killings lead to very different responses

Manafort Is the Tip of the Iceberg

GOP Braces for ‘All Hell’ to Break Loose When Tax Bill Finally Drops

I worked for Paul Manafort. He always lacked a moral compass.

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Tools of change:

 

 

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!