Source: Provo Daily Herald
U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney spent much of a question-and-answer session in Provo Monday describing his relationship with President Donald Trump if elected, as well as establishing his conservative credentials. Romney spoke to a crowd of a couple hundred at the Provo Library at an event sponsored by the Utah County Republican Women Monday afternoon.
Audience members were able to write questions for the former presidential candidate on note cards to have Romney answer them as they were read by a moderator. One note card said that the person writing it, and all their Facebook friends, did not consider Romney to be very conservative, asking him whether he considered himself conservative, and if so, in what ways.
Romney said most people got to know his platforms during his 2012 presidential campaign, most of which were what he called mainstream conservative. Romney went so far as to say hes more conservative on certain issues than President Trump.
For instance, Im a deficit hawk, Romney said. That makes me more conservative than a lot of Republicans and a lot of Democrats. Im also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president. My view was these DACA kids shouldnt all be allowed to stay in the country legally.
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Mitt's father, George Romney, a respectable man who was a Republican politician that supported welfare and civil rights was born in Mexico because his family
In the United States, Romney grew up in humble circumstances. The family subsisted with other Mormon refugees on government relief in El Paso, Texas, benefiting from a $100,000 fund for refugees that the U.S. Congress had set up. After a few months they moved to Los Angeles, California, where Gaskell Romney worked as a carpenter. In kindergarten, other children mocked Romney's national origin by calling him "Mex".
George Romney would be very disappointed in his immoral son.
Use this service to say "Hi" or "fuck off" to those who think that Lamb is too conservative to be a Democrat
Inspired by pnwmom's thread about Lamb
TRUMP IS GOING FOR A CLEAN RESET: FUMING IN THE WEST WING, TRUMP PREPARES TO DEFENESTRATE CUCK ALLIES AND GO FULL MAGA
The president will meet with potential chief-of-staff candidates at Mar-a-Lago next weekend. McMaster is likely next to go. Then Jivanka.
Even before he decided to launch a trade war and roll the nuclear dice by agreeing in the course of a West Wing afternoon to a risky sit-down with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump was telling friends he was tired of being reined in. Im doing great, but Im getting all these bad headlines, Trump told a friend recently. A Republican in frequent contact with the White House told me Trump is frustrated by all these people telling him what to do.
With the departures of Hope Hicks and Gary Cohn, the Trump presidency is entering a new phaseone in which Trump is feeling liberated to act on his impulses. Trump is in command. Hes been in the job more than a year now. He knows how the levers of power work. He doesnt give a fuck, the Republican said. Trumps decision to circumvent the policy process and impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum reflects his emboldened desire to follow his impulses and defy his advisers. It was like a fuck-you to Kelly, a Trump friend said. Trump is red-hot about Kelly trying to control him.
According to five Republicans close to the White House, Trump has diagnosed the problem as having the wrong team around him and is looking to replace his senior staff in the coming weeks. Trump is going for a clean reset, but he needs to do it in a way thats systemic so it doesnt look like its chaos, one Republican said.
Sources said that the first officials to go will be Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, both of whom Trump has clashed with for months. On Tuesday, Trump met with John Bolton in the Oval Office. When he plans to visit Mar-a-Lago next weekend, Trump is expected to interview more candidates for both positions, according to two sources. Hes going for a clean slate, one source said. Cohn had been lobbying to replace Kelly as chief, two sources said, and quit when he didnt get the job. Trump laughed at Gary when he brought it up, one outside adviser to the White House said. (The White House declined to comment.) Next on the departure list are Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Trump remains fiercely loyal to his family, but various distractions have eroded their efficacy within the administration.
Things are about to get very Stormy.
So with all of the official "babysitters" leaving what could go wrong?
More chaos, chaos all the time. Pure idiocy.
The surprise moves on Tariffs and North Korea in 2 days coming right after the revelations that Eric Prince actions as Trump negotiator meeting with Putin banker in the Seychelles can mean only one thing:
Trump knows that Mueller has the evidence to prove collusion.
On top of that his lawyer's inability to keep Stormy Daniels off the front page has created a perfect storm where the President of the United States wakes up every morning with only one thing on his mind: What outlandish grandiose action can he take that will suck all of the oxygen out of the media.
Expect more big moves, some of which like the NK move may appear to appease Democrats. Perhaps he will do an executive action on DACA or background checks, anything that will keep people's attention away from the damning facts of his crimes and illicit behavior.
On top of this Trump is desperate to push Saccone to victory in the PA special election
Tuesdays special election, which is being held in a district President Donald Trump won by 20 percentage points, has emerged as the latest testing ground of whether Republicans are headed for a midterm bloodbath. A loss would be wholly embarrassing, many Republicans privately acknowledge, given that it would take place in a state that Trump made a cornerstone of his 2016 victory. And the themes that the GOP has highlighted in the special election namely tax cuts and opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are the centerpieces of the partys 2018 campaign plan.
But as election day grows closer, the national GOP is increasingly pinning the blame on Saccone. In interviews with nearly two dozen administration officials, senior House Republicans and top party strategists, Saccone was nearly universally panned as a deeply underwhelming candidate who leaned excessively on the national party to execute a massive, multimillion-dollar rescue effort. It was complete with visits from the president, vice president and several Cabinet members.
They describe a candidate who largely ignored pleas to raise the money he needed, who blindsided the White House and the national party with his choice of a political strategist, and whose amateur-style social media feed included low-quality videos of him at a local bar and yukking it up with Santa. To make matters worse, Saccone is up against a Democratic rival the party could hardly have engineered had it tried: Conor Lamb, an Ivy League-educated 33-year-old Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor.
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Particularly concerning, they say, is the fact that the millions of dollars Republicans have spent much of it highlighting the GOP tax cuts and attempting to tie Lamb to Pelosi has failed to move the needle.
Trump is growing more erratic by the hour. You can smell the desperation in the air. A Prince indictment is likely to push him over the edge.
Detailed and accurate stories about Kushner meeting with business people on policy issues and piggy backing $ 500 million in loans in the White House is going to have devastating impact on the whole Trump enterprise that will cause almost instant pressure on the Trump/Kushner enterprises which have nothing to do with either the political or legal quicksand that he is in.
If you remember back to the Trump-Clinton debates there was an instance when Secretary Clinton listed 5 different problems with Trump going to the White House and one of them was that he was way over leveraged and in financial trouble. When Trump had the opportunity to respond he repeated five times "I am not over leveraged, I am not over leveraged, I am not overleveraged". As everyone now knows Trump has an obvious tell and that is when he is really worried about the truth of a charge against him he will state the opposite and repeat; "I am very smart, I am very smart, I am very smart" or "no collusion, no collusion, no collusion".
So we know that he has a massive liquidity or cash flow problem.
We have known this for some time when we learned that Eric said, we don't need American loans we get all we need from Russia, or the fact that the Deutsche Bank is their main lender. They can't get lower interest loans from American banks.
The reporting on these loans isn't going to just cause problems for Trump/Kushner it is going to bring glaring spotlight on to the bankers. Bankers don't like spotlights. They don't like grand juries.
The New York Attorney General will probably beat Mueller on getting the bankers before a grand jury.
Here is the immediate problem that Kushner/Trump will now face:
There isn't a US banker that will be the least bit interested in talking with them now with this level of scrutiny. The good ethical bankers wont be interested in these corrupt personalities and the bad bankers will absolutely not come forward because they won't want subpoenas that will force them to open their books and create additional exposure.
It is widely reported that Kushner is upside down on the 666 W 5th Ave property and has an immediate payment of $ 1.2 billion that needs to be paid.
The collapse of Trump/Kushner financial liquidity will strike into the heart of their operations much faster than the political or legal machines that are marching against him.
And that is why Sessions and Rosenstein are sporting such wide grins tonight:
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