Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the US


#2573

I am sure many will enjoy this read.

WHILE IT WAS THE RUSSIANS, wreaking havoc on the election, who won the White House for Donald John Trump, the man who made Trump palatable to voters—who burnished the popular image of the longtime mob money launderer, serial rapist, and piece of shit human—was the TV producer Mark Burnett.

On his “reality” show The Apprentice , Burnett sold America a successful, hard-working, comfortably wealthy version of Trump that was completely divorced from reality. On the show, Trump had his shit together. On the show, Trump was an alpha male. On the show, Trump was not afraid to say “You’re fired” to someone’s face. The Trump on the show was a fictional character…

https://gregolear.substack.com/p/full-disclosure-an-interview-with


#2574

Trump repeats that he wants to return US pharma production back to the US from Ireland.


#2575

Mar 19th

May 4th, Trump continues to message on Ireland pharmaceutical position.

Donald Trump has referenced Ireland in a pledge to bring US pharmaceutical manufacturing back to America.

In a wide-ranging interview with Fox News , the US President also insisted said he believed there will be a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.

He says countries are working together to find a treatment, and he doesn’t care who develops it first.

Mr Trump also says he has plans to return drug manufacturing to the United States.

"It’s not only China," he said. "Take a look at Ireland, they make our drugs.

“Take a look” - Key phrase.

Super squeaky bum time… Trump admin can repatriate US companies. The Executive has the power and if there are strange or dubious links with China found with any operations in Ireland for example, well, who knows what may happen.


#2576

Yes he can repatriate them but if they don’t manufacture in the EU then they will have to pay tariffs or license other manufacturers to produce the goods here. They might win in the ‘patent exclusive’ medicines but they will lose heavily where there are competitive solutions available.


#2577

With a bit of luck, if US firms are “dragged back home”, the businesses will remain here and be sold to Irish/EU companies and continue to manufacture under licence.

Any firms that do move back will not be able to do this quickly, so there could be dual production facilities running for a year or two before the Irish operations can be “terminated”.


#2578

America First Policy with lots and lots of leverage.

How better will the EU fair in comparison to China?

What will befall Ireland or will it attempt to fight it’s corner and not the EU’s?

Brexit wall to wall but this and anything else remotely important… ???

Good thing we are locked down right. Gives the island a fighting chance!


#2579

Not the first time Trump has pointed to the death of Lori Klausutis in similar terms.


#2580

PANIC?


#2581

It’s official, “Conspiracy Theory” is the new Russians.

We are on the cusp people! :joy::rofl::mask:

Trump Rewards Conspiracy Theorist With Key National Security Job

…Ratcliffe has promoted the view that the FBI, in its investigation of the Trump-Russia scandal, has been a “terror,” and he has fueled the conspiracy theories of the paranoid right that claim a supposed Deep State cabal cooked up the Russia investigation in an effort to keep Trump out of the White House and thwart his presidency.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/john-ratcliffe-trump-russia-mueller/


#2582

Flynn case dropped.


#2583

Lawrence Summers, who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, reacts to photos showing President Donald Trump’s meeting with military leaders.

How is Donald supposed to eat his TWO scoops of Ice cream wearing a mask? :roll_eyes:


#2584

BREAKING: Barack Obama Sends Formal Request To National Archives To NOT Release Biden-Ukraine Docs

by DCWhispers | May 8, 2020 | DC Whispers

It’s a significant development that has been all but ignored by the Mainstream Media.

Former president Barack Obama quietly initiated a non-disclosure request to the National Archives regarding any and all items related to Joe Biden and Ukraine during Mr. Biden’s time as vice president.

https://dcwhispers.com/breaking-barack-obama-sends-formal-request-to-national-archives-to-not-release-biden-ukraine-docs/


#2585

Obama is without a doubt the most corrupt and anti-American president in the history of the US.


#2586

#Obamagate


#2587

Ha, ha. Good one :rofl:


#2588

Despite my original post outlining Ireland’s fragile economic house of cards was under and continues to be under growing existential economic threats by way of current US admin policy and continued utterances from Trump, perhaps the by the by comment was too black and white a declaration or too liberal an interpretation of what powers the US executive actually has, which on the face of it, are extensive and does not undermine the real threat as outlined.

Since I was running from memory. I had to chase up the source which I thought was some discourse around the Defense Production Act (1950’s) which is also now in play, due to the invisible enemies virus attack, giving Trump admin a lot more powers.

However, it appears the source of my understanding actually goes back to 2019, when Trump “Ordered” US companies to start looking elsewhere other than China by way of Tweet, with the usual onslaught or guffawing and gnashing of teeth - something that now looks rather prescient:

26th August, 2019

Mr Trump later said that he had “the absolute right” to do that under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), a law passed in 1977 allowing the president to regulate international commerce.

…Asked whether the president was truly ordering companies to act, Mr Mnuchin said: "He would have the authroity to do that under IEEPA if he declared an emergency; he has not done that.

“I think what he was saying is he’s ordering companies to start looking because he wants to make sure, to the extent that we are in an extended trade war, that companies don’t have these issues and move out of China.”

Asked if invoking a national emergency was a realistic option, he said: "“The president has lots of options. Again, our first choice is to have fair and reciprocal trade.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/08/26/donald-trump-really-could-force-tech-firms-like-apple-pull-china/

Further reporting, August 25th, 2019

The act gives presidents wide berth in regulating international commerce during times of declared national emergencies. Trump threatened to use those powers earlier this year to place tariffs on imports from Mexico in a bid to force the U.S. neighbor to do more to address illegal crossings at their shared border.

Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” He later clarified that he was threatening to make use of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in the trade war, raising questions about the wisdom and propriety of making the 1977 act used to target rogue regimes, terrorists and drug traffickers the newest weapon in the clash between the world’s largest economies.

It would mark the latest grasp of authority by Trump, who has claimed widespread powers not sought by his predecessors despite his own past criticism of their use of executive powers.

“For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the law is relative to Presidential powers, China, etc., try looking at the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977,” Trump tweeted late Friday. “Case closed!”

The act gives presidents wide berth in regulating international commerce during times of declared national emergencies. Trump threatened to use those powers earlier this year to place tariffs on imports from Mexico in a bid to force the U.S. neighbor to do more to address illegal crossings at their shared border.

It was not immediately clear how Trump could use the act to force American businesses to move their manufacturing out of China and to the U.S, and Trump’s threat appeared premature — as he has not declared an emergency with respect to China.

“If I want, I could declare a national emergency,” Trump told reporters Sunday during a breakfast meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He cited China’s theft of intellectual property and the large U.S. trade deficit with China, saying “in many ways that’s an emergency.” But he added, “I have no plans right now.”

Even without the emergency threat, Trump’s retaliatory action Friday — further raising tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S. — had already sparked widespread outrage from the business community.

“It’s impossible for businesses to plan for the future in this type of environment,” David French, senior vice president for government relations at the National Retail Federation, said in a statement.

… Presidents have often used the act to impose economic sanctions to further U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. Initially, the targets were foreign states or their governments, but over the years the act has been increasingly used to punish individuals, groups and non-state actors, such as terrorists.

Some of the sanctions have affected U.S. businesses by prohibiting Americans from doing business with those targeted. The act also was used to block new investment in Burma in 1997.

Congress has never attempted to end a national emergency invoking the law, which would require a joint resolution. Congressional lawmakers did vote earlier this year to disapprove of Trump’s declared emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, only to see Trump veto the resolution.

China’s Commerce Ministry issued a statement Saturday condemning Trump’s threat, saying, “This kind of unilateral, bullying trade protectionism and maximum pressure go against the consensus reached by the two countries’ heads of state, violate the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and seriously damage the multilateral trading system and normal international trade order.”

https://apnews.com/be18b8619cde4658a418dda4f416968a

Does it provide for explicit repatriation of companies, maybe not exactly or maybe, I am not entirely sure, as I have not read the entirety of the IEEPA act or others, but I was thinking one rather circuitous route might have been available (but unlikely taken) to nationalise a US based company that has presence oversees, then roll it all back home, but I could be wrong, and the IEEPA gives enough leverage to do a lot to really undermine targeted parties:

One part of the IEEPA that perhaps clarifies the powers a US president has, being far reaching is page 10 (or pg 14 pdf).

IEEPA’s Statute

IEEPA, as currently amended, empowers the president to:(A) investigate, regulate, or prohibit:

(i) any transactions in foreign exchange,

(ii) transfers of credit or payments between, by, through, or to any banking institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments involve any interest of any foreign country or national thereof,

(iii) the importing or exporting of currencies or securities; and

(B) investigate, block during the pendency of an investigation, regulate, direct and compel, nullify, void, prevent or prohibit, any acquisition, holding, withholding, use, transfer, withdrawal, transportation, importation or exportation of, or dealing in, or exercising any right, power, or privilege with respect to, or transactions involving, any property in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(C ) when the United States is engaged in armed hostilities or has been attacked by a foreign country or foreign nationals, confiscate any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, of any foreign person, foreign organization, or foreign country that he determines has planned, authorized, aided, or engaged in such hostilities or attacks against the United States; and all right, title, and interest in any property so confiscated shall vest, when, as, and upon the terms directed by the President, in such agency or person as the President may designate from time to time, and upon such terms and conditions as the President may prescribe, such interest or property shall be held, used, administered, liquidated, sold, or otherwise dealt with in the interest of and for the benefit of the United States, and such designated agency or person may perform any and all acts incident to the accomplishment or furtherance of these purposes.61

These powers may be exercised “to deal with any unusual and extraordinary threat, which has its source in whole or substantial part outside the United States, to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States, if the President declares a national emergency with respect to such threat.”62 Presidents may invoke IEEPA under the procedures set forth in the NEA. When declaring a national emergency, the NEA requires that the President “immediately” transmit the proclamation declaring the emergency to Congress and publish it in the Federal Register.63 The President must also specify the provisions of law that he or she intends to use.64

In addition to the requirements of the NEA, IEEPA provides several further restrictions. Preliminarily, IEEPA requires that the President consult with Congress “in every possible instance” before exercising any of the authorities granted under IEEPA.65 Once the President declares a national emergency invoking IEEPA, he or she must immediately transmit a report to Congress…

Proper context:

I think the implication is clear enough within the overall point, but if it is technically wrong, so be it, but I am not sure that is totally clear either.

The over arching context is the Trump admin, like many previous US presidential administrations, has considerable powers to affect change for the benefit of the US.

Further, “super squeaky bum time”, includes initially the grouping within Ireland of enabling political puppets + establishment operators, who rely on an docile and ill-informed citizenry to retain a type of power and keep the Globalised Island Colony in good enough shape to keep paying into the club and then as it is starting to shape up, the population at large will begin to suffer, it is very different to the lead up to 2006 ported top and ensuing 2008 Bank Bailout out, very different, more complex at times and absolutely under reported in Ireland, and that means it is going to blow heads, as it is already doing.

The IEEPA seems to be interlinked with the Trading With the Enemy Act, so if something fishy is going, who knows where the chips will fall or what Trump can do elsewhere that might affect Irish operations that are plugged into the highly globalised interconnected economic landscape.

In summary, maybe Trump can not technically repatriate companies in a clear cut fashion, and even if he could, I do not think he would, the mere threat of it (or similar powers) is enough, this is demonstrated by the fact that it has sharpened the collective globalist minds who know the real stakes and appear to have no choice but to retaliate on all fronts because otherwise, absolute ruin beckons.

In this Ireland is and has always been a pawn.

Not a player.


IEEPA

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act: Origins, Evolution, and Use

Over the course of the twentieth century, Congress delegated increasing amounts of emergency power to the President by statute. The Trading with the Enemy Act was one such statute. Congress passed TWEA in 1917 to regulate international transactions with enemy powers following the U.S. entry into the First World War. Congress expanded the act during the 1930s to allow the President to declare a national emergency in times of peace and assume sweeping powers over both domestic and international transactions. Between 1945 and the early 1970s, TWEA became a critically important means to impose sanctions as part of U.S. Cold War strategy. Presidents used TWEA to block international financial transactions, seize U.S.-based assets held by foreign nationals, restrict exports, modify regulations to deter the hoarding of gold, limit foreign direct investment in U.S. companies, and impose tariffs on all imports into the United States.

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R45618.pdf


#2589

Indeed.

Not the first time @realdonaldtrump tweets on request:

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Q Fulfills Anons Request for POTUS(Q+) to Tweet ObamaGate (Q Proof)

Q !!Hs1Jq13jV6 10 May 2020 - 9:54:03 PM

>>9111644 (/pb)
For Anons.
Q

Not just one retweet either:

0b-gate-trending


#2590

Retweets & Tweets


#2591

Nothing’s going to happen though. How do we know? Bill Clinton’s deeply corrupt wife still hasn’t been apprehended for her numerous felonies and misdemeanors. :gargled:


#2592

Fitton? Is that you Fitton? :icon_biggrin: