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Trump appointee overseeing migrant complaints left previous job over 'stress'


The appointed official who oversees the Department of Homeland Security office handling complaints and concerns from migrant parents separated from their kids left a previous job as a county elections official because it was too stressful.

Cameron Quinn, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in September as DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, asked not to be reappointed in 2015 to her job running the board of elections in Fairfax County, Virginia, because of her health.

“I have recognized that, given the health challenges that have manifested since I began this job, it is not prudent to intentionally go through such stress as is engendered by a presidential election year,” Quinn wrote to the county, according to a story the Washington Post published at the time.

The Post had reported in 2014 that Quinn’s four years overseeing the office were marked by infighting and high staff turnover.

Trump tells supporters: Uproar over immigration debate is "fine for us"

He said he didn't believe the situation was as bad as the photos made it seem and that he initially thought the situation would be good politically for Republicans.

Trump then described how border facilities are nicer under his administration than under Obama.

"That’s the one thing that I learned, ok? I saw it — but what we have is two extremes — and I liked it. I said, 'Hey, this is fine for us,'" Trump said of the controversy.
He continued: "The Democrats want open borders. They want anybody they want, including MS-13, pouring into the country. And the Democrats don't like ICE -- these are great, brave, tough people. ... They don't like Border Patrol, they don't like your police, they don't like anybody."


Woman learned from Trump... calls Hispanic landscaper "Rapist" and "drug dealer"


Man berated in racist rant caught on camera
CNN Tonight

Esteban Guzman was doing a landscaping job when a woman approached him and his mother to verbally attack them telling them to "go back to Mexico" and calling him a "rapist" and a "drug dealer."Source: CNN

Trump tweet storm: "Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state..."

“Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows?” Trump tweeted at around 7:22 p.m.


A juvenile, kinda of threatening, tweet from Trump "be careful what you wish for" ??

Donald J. Trump

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!

10:11 AM - Jun 25, 2018

Trump says he's 'surprised' Harley-Davidson is moving work overseas after tariffs take effect

Donald J. Trump

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Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient! #MAGA

Facing higher costs from tariffs, Harley-Davidson said it is shifting production of motorcycles sold to European customers from the United States to another site offshore.

The European Union imposed tariffs on a range of U.S. products in response to similar levies that President Trump put on steel and aluminum from Europe. The E.U. tariffs will add $2,200 to the cost of an average motorcycle, threatening “an immediate and lasting detrimental impact to its business,” the company said Monday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

For the rest of this year, the company said, the tariffs will add $30 million to $45 million to its expenses. Rather than pass on those costs to consumers in higher prices, Harley said it would absorb them for now while it begins planning to move production offshore. The full-year tariff bill could reach $100 million, the company said.

“Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company’s preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles available to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe,” the company said.


Trump's approval plummets way, way down . . . a swing of 9 points

Last week was a turbulent one for American politics, as weeks have been for each of the past 158. But last week was particularly turbulent, given the broad blowback against President Trump’s policy of separating families at the border and his eventual partial reversal of it. It’s the sort of week that one might expect would result in a sharp drop in a president’s approval numbers.

And lo, on Monday, new data from Gallup appear to show exactly that. During the week from June 11 to June 17, Trump’s approval was at 45 percent — tied for the highest of his presidency — and only 50 percent disapproved of the job he was doing. The following week, though? Approval down four points and disapproval up five, a swing of nine points.


Gallup’s Jeffrey Jones says the shift is a function of lower approvals from every partisan group: Republicans down three points, independents down four points and Democrats down five.

But if we widen the lens just a bit, we see a slightly different picture. Sure, there was a nine-point shift relative to the prior week, but relative to two weeks prior, the shift was only two points on net. Trump’s latest approval ratings from Gallup are basically the same as they were two weeks ago.

Looking at that Gallup chart, the outlier seems to be not the most recent week but the week prior, that of June 11 to June 17. Gallup’s Jones mentioned one possible factor in a brief bump in Trump’s numbers: the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

George Takei: Donald Trump's immigration rhetoric is 'grotesque'

woman sobs for Trump "he tries so hard and so many people are down on him"

at about 5:49

man blocks black doctor from entering her community for 30 minutes. "you don't belong"

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