Trump Blasts Recent Approval Rating Polls As ‘Fake News’

Even though they contained “some very positive info,” President Donald Trump on Monday decried a set of polls released over the weekend as “fake news” conducted by media outlets whose polling about last year’s presidential election had proven incorrect.

“The two fake news polls released yesterday, ABC & NBC, while containing some very positive info, were totally wrong in General E. Watch!” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning.

Topline numbers in both polls showed Trump with poor approval numbers: 54 percent of those polled by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal said they disapproved of his performance as president so far, while 53 percent said the same in the survey released by ABC News and The Washington Post. Just 40 percent and 42 percent of poll respondents said they approve of his job performance thus far, respectively.

Different numbers from NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, including the share of respondents who feel Trump is honest and trustworthy, those who feel he is effective and getting things done, and those who feel he is changing the culture of Washington are all trending downward relative to a survey released in February.

But as Trump noted, the polls were not without good news for the president. The ABC/Washington Post poll showed that Trump would win a rematch of the 2016 election, with 96 percent of respondents who voted for him in November saying they would do so again compared to just 85 percent who said the same of Clinton. The ABC/Washington Post poll additionally indicated that if the 2016 race were run again, Trump could possibly win the popular vote, which he lost to Clinton last November.

In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, more than 60 percent said they supported the president’s decision to order missile strikes against the Syrian government in retaliation for its utilization of chemical weapons against a rebel-controlled region of its own nation.


Trump Administration Removes Obama Surgeon General Pick Vivek Murthy

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said Murthy was asked to resign after ‘assisting in a smooth transition’.

The Trump administration has removed Dr Vivek Murthy as US surgeon general, leading one Democratic senator to accuse the president of “politicising the position”.

Murthy was appointed by Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in December 2014 after a long delay. Murthy had incurred the wrath of the National Rifle Association by saying gun control was a “healthcare issue”.

During his tenure, he helped produce a White House report that said climate change had become a public health crisis, and launched Facing Addiction, the first surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health.

His deputy, rear admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, will serve as acting surgeon general and leader of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, of which Murthy will remain a member.


White House To Propose New Tax Rates Wednesday

President Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal to be released Wednesday will include new tax rates, but those will mostly be generalities for Congress to consider, the White House budget director said Sunday.

Talking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget director, said specifics about what tax cuts will be proposed Wednesday are still being determined. He said that the announcement on Wednesday will include guidance, principles and “also some indication of what the rates are going to be.”

“Here are some of the rates we are talking about,” Mulvaney said of the proposal.

On Friday, Trump told The Associated Press that individuals and businesses will receive “massive tax cuts” under his tax reform plan. Trump provided no details, according to AP, but predicted the cuts would be “bigger, I believe, than any tax cut ever.”

Asked if the proposal would include revenue-neutral tax reform or if it would add to the debt, Mulvaney stated: “I don’t think we have decided that part yet.”

“It is a balancing act,” he said. “You can either have a small tax cut that is permanent or large tax cut that is short-term. I don’t think decided yet.”


Right After This Injured Soldier Got Home, Trump Showed Up And Made A Miracle Happen

President Donald Trump has gone and done it once more. Today he showed up at a hospital out of nowhere and made a soldier’s dreams come true.

Army sergeant Alvaro Barrientos was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17. He lost part of his right leg.

When President Trump heard, he and Melania were so moved they went out to Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland to present the veteran with the Purple Heart in person.

Right before pinning the medal to Sgt. Barrientos, Trump quietly said, “When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself.”

While it was less televised than his meeting with Barrientos, Trump likewise went and visited about a dozen other wounded warriors at the hospital in Private before heading back home.


State Bankers Say Trump Effect Is Positive

Some Mississippi bankers are confident the Trump administration will have a much-needed impact on public banks. A few have already witnessed a rise in stocks since election day.

“The effect (of the new presidential administration) has been extremely positive,” said Hoppy Cole, president and CEO of The First, a national banking association. “We are a publicly-traded company, and our stock along with most publicly traded bank stocks has increased in value since the election. We believe some of this increase in value is due to the new administration’s pro-business outlook and that banks in general are a significant economic driver that help foster growth.”

On Nov. 8, its stock was $21.85 per share and, steadily increased to $27.70 during Easter week.

But investors’ faith in the Trump administration is not the only reason.

“There is great hope and enthusiasm amongst the financial services industry that the current administration and Congress will address the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in the near future and offer some regulatory relief, especially for community and regional banks,” said John Oxford, director of corporate communication for Renasant Bank.

“A specific relief item which we believe needs to be addressed is raising the $10 billion in asset size threshold for certain regulations and requirements – which include interchange fee rules, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight and enhanced stress testing – to $50 billion in asset size.”

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, banks crossing the $10 billion mark are no longer considered community banks, thus leading to increased federal surveillance. This regulation is considered as burdensome for these public bank leaders in Mississippi.

Cole adds: “The president has pledged to help reduce the regulatory burden, particularly for smaller community banks, which has been a significant headwind to growth and profitability in our industry over the last 8 years. Specifically the president has instructed the regulatory agencies to review and recommend specific regulations to change or eliminate which reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency. And to take a risk-adjusted approach to the regulatory process. Financial institutions with complex business models should get a greater degree of scrutiny and should be required to hold more capital than those that have a simple business model.”

Hancock Bank President and CEO John M. Hairston attributes his positive outlook on his bank to the current administration’s attitude toward economical growth and possible bipartisanship.

“The general theme we bankers hear from the new administration is a call for ideas which generate more American jobs, expand the economy and give families and businesses a chance to dream big after a decade of doldrums,” he said. “It’s refreshing to hear a tone of optimism and creativity after seven years of political stiff-arm. The open-mindedness isn’t only from the White House. Democrat senators now seem willing to listen if a change is good for America. Some won’t, stubbornly declaring the infallibility of Dodd-Frank. But, some will.”

“Our hope is that reasonable people will come together for the good of all citizens versus clinging to political ideology and one-upsmanship.”

As President Trump approaches 100 days in office, Cole stated: “I am not aware of any regulations that have been changed yet but we as an industry are hopeful that the president will follow through with his pledge to provide regulatory relief and it appears that the process has started.”


Trump Is A HERO! What He Just Secretly Did For American Arrested In Egypt Will Make You CHEER!

Donald Trump is a real American hero. He is so kind that he doesn’t even need to let the world know. Just check out the amazing thing he did for this American Charity worker who was arrested in Egypt.

So Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker, has been in prison in Egypt for the past 3 years for human trafficking. She didn’t even do it!

Well, you can bet that bothered President Trump. She is an American after all. So, during his private meeting with Egyptian President Al-Sisi, Trump secretly made a deal to get her back.

Last night Aya Hijazi was freed thanks to the efforts of President Trump!

She, along with 7 others, were finally acquitted of all of their charges.

Hijazi has since been flown privately back to the Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC She then came back to her family.

Aya Hijazi founded Belady, which works to help care for street children and get them off the street. Now she can finally get back to her good work of helping others thanks to the wonderful President.


NEW: Russian Plane Get’s Too Close To Navy Destroyer, Read What They Did Next

According to reports, a Russian fighter jet got a heavy dose of karma when it tried to buzz a US warship.

The warship fired a series of warning shots in response, ultimately scaring the jet away. The UK mirror reports that the Russian jet came within yards of the deck of the USS Porter.

This isn’t the only time the Russians have messed with the Porter while it was out at sea. In mid-February, the military released a few photos of Russian SU-24 jets flying low off the bow of the USS Porter.

Days before that, Russian jets had conducted fly-bys of the Porter—though Russian authorities denied those maneuvers.

“The ship captain labeled these events as unsafe and unprofessional because of the potential for an accident,” military spokesman Lt. Col. David Faggard said.

This is especially unsettling given that Kremlin officials vowed to take “retaliatory measures” for American encroachment of their ‘sphere of influence.’


Trump: Iran ‘Not Living Up to the Spirit of the Agreement’

In a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, President Donald Trump said Thursday that Iran is not living up to the spirit of the nuclear deal.

“They are not living up to the spirit of the agreement, I can tell you that. And we’re analyzing it very, very carefully, and we’ll have something to say about it in the not-too-distant future, but Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement, and they have to do that. They have to do that. So we will see what happens,” Trump said.

The president said that Iran is doing “a tremendous disservice” to the agreement that they signed.

“It was a terrible agreement. It shouldn’t have been signed. It shouldn’t have been negotiated the way it was negotiated. I’m all for agreements, but that was a bad one, as bad as I’ve ever seen negotiated,” he said.

“Do you believe that the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is mentally unstable? Is that one of the reasons why you’re so concerned about these latest developments? Is he a man who can be reasoned with?” a reporter asked.

“As far as North Korea is concerned, we are in very good shape,” Trump said. “We’re building our military rapidly. A lot of things have happened over the last short period of time. I’ve been here for approximately 91 days. We’re doing a lot of work. We’re in very good position. We’re going to see what happens.”

Trump said that he couldn’t answer about Kim Jong-un’s stability.

“I hope the answer is a positive one, not a negative one, but hopefully that will be something that gets taken care of. I have great respect for the President of China. As you know, we had a great summit in Florida, and Palm Beach, and got to know each other and I think like each other. I can say from my standpoint I liked him very much. I respect him very much, and I think he’s working very hard,” the president said.

“I can say that all of the pundits out there are saying they never have seen China work like they’re working right now. Many coal ships have sent back. Many other things have happened. Some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours, and I really have confidence that the president will try very hard. We don’t know whether or not they’re able to do that, but I have absolute confidence that he will be trying very, very hard,” Trump added.

“And one of the reasons that we’re talking about trade deals and we’re talking about all of the different things – but we’re slowing up a little bit. I actually told him, I said, you’ll make a much better deal on trade if you get rid of this menace or do something about the menace of North Korea, because that’s what it is, it’s a menace right now. So we’ll see what happens,” he said.

Trump Lambastes ‘Ridiculous Standard’ Of First 100 Days

President Donald Trump on Friday called the 100-day standard by which new occupants of the White House are judged “ridiculous” while at the same time insisting that his administration has accomplished “a lot” in its opening days.

“No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, and it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning.

The initial 100 days of a new administration are generally comprehended to be among the busiest, when a freshly-sworn-in president can start making good on promises he made during the preceding campaign. Presidents are often judged by how productive their initial 100 days in office are, and Trump’s has thus far been somewhat of a mixed bag.

While Trump has already made good on some major campaign promises, including nominating and securing confirmation for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, his presidency has mostly been marked by some high-profile failures.

Most notably, legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare backed by the White House and GOP leadership on Capitol Hill failed to make its way through the Republican controlled House of Representatives, unable to find a balance between conservative members who thought it didn’t go far enough and more moderate ones unable to stomach the bill’s cuts.

Eager to make good on the president’s promise to quickly repeal and replace Obamacare before his 100th day in office, which is April 29, the White House this week started pressuring Congress to bring up repeal-and-replace legislation again and pass it by the end of next week even though it is unclear if such a bill would have more success that the last.

Trump’s travel ban, the policy version of a proposal that started during the GOP primary as a promise to ban all Muslims from entering the US, has likewise stumbled out of the starting blocks. The rollout of the initial executive order prompted mass confusion and massive protests at US airports as crowds flooded international arrival terminals and Green Card holders were barred from entering the country. That iteration of the ban was stayed by a federal judge, as was a second version signed by the president that was intended to circumvent the first judge’s stay order.

The president has received mostly positive marks for his decision to launch a missile strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for its utilization of chemical weapons in a rebel-controlled region of Syria. That move drew a sharp contrast between Trump and his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who threatened action against Assad should he utilize chemical weapons but then did not follow through when the Syrian dictator did just that.


Sessions: Because of Donald Trumps Good Leadership, March Had The Lowest Entrance of Immigrants In 17 Years

On Tuesday’s communicate of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed, “March was the lowest entrance of illegal immigrants in 17 years in this country, and that’s Donald Trump’s leadership.” And that while 40 states have MS-13 individuals in them, “if we stay at it, we can devastate this organization, and that’s going to be our goal.”

Sessions said that past migration arrangements without a doubt “had it an impact” on the ascent of MS-13 “because so many” MS-13 individuals “are illegally here.”

Exactly when asked how strategies would change, Sessions replied, “Well, first, we’re going to secure the border. We’re going to build a wall. We’re going to add more agents on the border. The numbers have already dropped dramatically. We had — March was the lowest entrance of illegal immigrants in 17 years in this country, and that’s Donald Trump’s leadership.”

Sessions concluded that rooting the group out would be “hard, but not impossible. … It’s 40 states have MS-13 members in them. Some of the — we’ve got 10,000 now in the country, but I believe if we stay at it, we can devastate this organization, and that’s going to be our goal.”