Trump Says He Will Make A "Major Statement" When He Returns To The US

After a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a "major announcement" upon his return to the states - but offered no clues about what the topic of said "announcement" might be.

Here's the tweet, sent around 1 a.m. Eastern Time:

Of course, there's a lot happening in Washington right now, and Trump's hinted-at announcement could be in reference to one of any number of issues. Will he deliver an update on the administration's position regarding tax reform as two bills that differ in dramatic fashion wend through Congress? Perhaps some type of security announcement? Or the revelation that the US has finally entered into talks with North Korea after Trump adopted a notably softer tone toward his favorite Asian antagonist over the weekend?

There's also the possibility that he could deliver an official statement about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump previously said should "do the right thing" and step aside if allegations about him having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl turn out to be true?

Shortly before his teaser tweet about the upcoming announcement, the president hinted that he had made some major breakthroughs on behalf of the US's trading relationship in the region, claiming that the US's regional partners now understand that trade deficits "most come down"?

The president also took the time to thank the staff of the US embassy in the Phillipines for doing such "GREAT WORK" during his visit. Strangely, similar praise for other US embassies in the region was not forthcoming.

He also took a swing at polls that reflect a presidential approval rating below 40%, pointing to a Rassmussen poll that puts his approval rating at a reasonable 46%...

With the House gearing up to pass its version of the tax reform program on either Thursday or Friday, it's possible Trump could be taking to the bully pulpit to try and whip up votes among intransigent blue-state Republicans. Or the announcement could be on any one of a number of topics. North Korea, trade, tax reform, the upcoming Alabama special election - all are priorities for the White House and the Republican Party right now.


NiggaPleeze PrintemDano Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:49 Permalink

 It's not just one accusation, it's a bunch, and they are quite specific about times, places, what happened.  As to timing, accusations against a number of men have been made in the past several months - about 20 celebrities I think.  These things tend to come in waves.And it's not just his accusers, it's a lot of witnesses to these accusers and to Moore's shenanigans.  And his admission that he dated teen-agers while in his 30s.Hillary has not been convicted of anything yet people believe accusations against her.Partisanship - believe accusations against your "opponent" but not against your "team" - is the bane of politics.  It is meant to blind you to the real issues.Granted Moore hasn't been convicted and doesn't deserve jail time, but that's not what we're talking about, we're talking about whether an apparent unrepentant pedophile should sit in the Senate.Personally I think McStain's crimes (as well as the crimes of most members of the Senate and Congress, almost all of whom are war criminals under the Nurembourg "death by hanging" definition) are far greater.

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PrintemDano NiggaPleeze Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:18 Permalink

The accusations against Hillary are true....have you not readWikileaks.....her own emails convict her.  It is not illegal to date teenagers while one is in their 30's.  It is "wrong" in the eyes of most but certanly not illegal in any way whatsoever.  Even the main accuser never said he raped her, or even had sexual relations with her.  Just went out with her. Sorry, but no comparison.

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NiggaPleeze PrintemDano Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:25 Permalink

 About the emails sure it is true she used a private server, and some classified emails were stored on it, but the disagreements arise whether she broke a law.Same is true with Moore.One of the accusers was 14 at the time; another has accused him of attempted rape when she was 16.  Neither of those things would be legal.In addition, criminality is not the only moral criteria in deciding whether to elect someone to Congress.Interesting how everyone on this board is so ready to believe when a Liberal celebrity or politician is accused of sexual misconduct, but Heaven forbit, if it's someone on the Home Team, it must be a lie!  Even if there are 5 accusers, witnesses and relevant admissions!

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11b40 NiggaPleeze Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:44 Permalink

Until yesterday's report of Moore signing the High School yearbook of one of his accusers, I was a defender of his, because  1.) it would be impossible to prove one way or another, 2.) this was a WaPo 'exclusive', 3.) the timing after 40 years, and 4.) as bad as pedophilia is, being falsley accused of such a thing would be awful, too.I think Moore hung himself when he denied ever knowing the waitress who owned the yearbook.  His credibility was blown, and I don't see how he recovers....although it is up to the AL voters if he ultimately toughs it out to election day.  Really a sad, sorry situation.  From what I have been able to piece together, Moore was a confused and poorly socialized young man.  West Point, Military service with a tour in Vietnam, Law School, and a mixture of religeous conflicts and repression likely left him with difficulty relating to his age group.  Not excuses, but reasons, and it should be noted that in no isntance did he actually foce anyone to have sex.  Plus, there are no reports of inappropriate behavior beyond this time period in his far.

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Ajax-1 SilverRhino Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:17 Permalink

Isn't it fascinating how the left wing media came to the defense of Tony Podesta after evidence surfaced from his hacked emails suggesting that he was a pedophile engaging in Pizza parties. Remember how the media proclaimed that there is no truth in the story despite the fact that they had no evidence to refute it? Funny how a different standard applies to Roy Moore.

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exi1ed0ne SilverRhino Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:24 Permalink

While I hope with all my heart that Gov't can purge Gov't corruption, I'm not holding my breath.  The rot is too deep, spread too far, and permiates every level of government right down to the dog catcher.  The only plausable way this could be achieved is just like the 4chan LARPer posted.  Military crackdown on civillian agencies in a night of the long knives type scenario.  While that would purge a lot of corruption, what deals would need to be made on the Pentagon's crimes and corruption?  I fear that even then we will still only be hacking at the branches.

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Laowei Gweilo FreeShitter Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:46 Permalink

Filipinos are conserative, religious, family and country first, say it how it is.Not surprised the Filipino-Americans at the embassy in Phillipes are one of the only to show him any respect. lots of Filipinos here in BC Canada to and they're always some of the easiest people to get along with cuz there's no b.s. Remind me of most of the Orthodox Cathaloic blue collars and farmers I grew up around.

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair WordSmith2013 Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:09 Permalink

Trump is going to announce a cut in aid and trade concessions to Israel, which is far, far more than a few billion each year, and is supplemented by billions, tax free, from dual citizens and agents of a foreign govt not required to register under FARA even though, of course, they are.

Very much worth a read.

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