President Donald Trump has named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster to be his new national security adviser, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central role on his foreign policy team. Trump also named Keith Kellogg, a retired U.S. Army General, as chief of staff to the National Security Council.
President Trump just surprised The White House press corps by announcing he will hold a press conference at 1230ET today to announce his labor secretary pick. For now we do not know if he will answer any questions, but given the tweets in th elast 24 hours, he certainly has lots to say...
Various mainstream media outlets would like for you to believe there is discord in the White House between President Trump and Steve Bannon. The question is whether any of it is true or if this is just more "fake news" from a mainstream media intent upon doing anything possible to sow the White House discord they so desperately seek?
A problem has emerged as Wall Street scrambles to trade on Trump tweets: while HFT strategies can quickly identify that a stock was referenced in a tweet, isolating if the actual message is bullish, bearish or indifferent presents a major challenge.
"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."
Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was forced to apologize and explain himself for what he said, even if he wasn’t directly comparing Obama to Hitler. Yet when Democrats and opponents of a Trump presidency make the comparisons of the president-elect to Hitler, they don’t need to apologize or explain themselves further.
“You are going to fail. You are going to find that it is not so easy to govern Iraq. You are going to fail in Iraq because you do not know the language, the history, and you do not understand the Arab mind.”
If the CIA is actually stupid enough to believe this, the US is without a competent intelligence agency. Of course, the CIA didn’t say and doesn’t believe any such thing. The fake news stories in the presstitute media are all sourced to unnamed officials. Former British ambassador Craig Murray described the reports accurately: “bullshit.”
The WaPo's latest "evidence-free" piece, according to which the CIA issued a "secret" assessment that Russia helped Trump win the presidency, could have tremendous consequences not only for the the Trump administration, the upcoming electoral college vote, but for the US itself.
"I am confident in saying, at this point," Republican elector Christopher Suprun said, "I don’t think I will be the only one voting for someone other than Donald Trump. At this point there are people who have reached out to me. Again it wouldn’t be my place to name who they are."