President Donald J. Trump said this morning in his departure message to team members and supporters that, “We Will Be Back,” said Newsmax. More on that and other headline topics further below.
To tee up this news/analysis, the following foundation will be useful. Fake or counterfeit $10 bills look quite similar to an authentic ten-spot. That appearance of authenticity is the aim of any grifter, con-artist or counterfeiter – i.e.: to make what is fake appear real. It is only upon close inspection of the evidence – which may or may not require a test – that the differences between the real and what is fake or fraudulent can become clear.
To illustrate is the following visual example of two $10 bills via left-of-center CNBC. The answer to the question which is the fake and which is real as well as a video is found further below.
President Barack H. Obama era Vice President Joe Biden and former Senator Kamala Harris (CA-D) are have taken their respective ‘oath of office.’ 4 years ago, in 2017’s seemingly similar occasion, tens of thousands of protestors turned out in Washington, D.C. to denounce, protest, and decry the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and his VP Michael “Mike” Pence.
The most visible items in the Trump transition team were job creation focused. So, what exactly where anti-Trump leftists protesting? Nevertheless, they used slogans like “Not My President,” “#Resistance,” cursed, swore, demeaned, threats and actual violence and property destruction. Those were just the start of four years of similar behavior. Here is an example from left-of-center NBC.
In modern history, there was nothing quite like it.
By contrast, despite tens of millions of pro-Trump voters who believe that the election was “stolen,” on 1.20.2021, such protests were essentially not allowed in Washington, D.C. The national capitol is more militarized than at any time in modern history (more on that below in comments from a veteran).
That mobilization of force in Washington D.C. for what some on the right have referred to as the “immaculation” (vs. the inauguration) of “President-Select” Biden* and his VP, former Senator Harris, who gave up her senate seat on Monday.
This morning, President Trump left from Joint Base Andrews for his residence at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida. #MAGA supporters were already lining up yesterday on overpasses and roads where they expect the 45th President to drive by, in order to cheer and salute the man and his efforts on behalf of the American people. While some on the left are claiming that the 45th president is leaving at a polling low point, Dick Morris and others have debunked that claim as spin or “fake news.” Rasmussen said President Trump had 51 percent approval. Rasmussen was one of the more accurate polls in recent election cycles.
As left-of-center Newsweek said, “As of Monday, 51 percent of those who participated in the Rasmussen poll gave President Donald Trump a positive approval rating.” Newsweek also noted that “Trump’s Job Approval Rating Ticks Up After Capitol Riot.”
Trump to #MAGA, Americans –
“We Will Be Back”
“See You Soon”
– 45th President Donald J. Trump
President Trump “made politics interesting” to millions, said Newsmax this morning, noting that he was a “gift” to news media ratings, and thus to their revenues too. He will continue to be a force in politics, their panel predicted. WMAL noted that 1 million copies of the U.S. Constitution was reportedly sold during the Trump years, a purported record.
“I will always fight for you,” President Trump said today to his followers and supporters at Joint Base Andrews. “I will be watching, I will be listening.” After wishing the new administration “luck” again, he said “The future of this country has never been better.” In essence, what the departing president said is if Biden-Harris keep his policies in place, the economy will continue to recover and roar anew. But if taxes are raised, Pres. Trump said with a wry smile, “I told you so.”
A Newsmax panelist predicted that Biden would talk about unity. But that today’s planned 17 executive orders that President-Select Biden* is said to be signing belie the pretty words that will be heard during his speech today. D.C. is so locked-down there will be a “peaceful transfer of power.”
Left-of-center Politico said today that “Trump spokesperson Judd Deere confirmed Wednesday that the president had written a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and left it for him in the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk. The Trump White House did not divulge the contents of what Trump left for Biden to read.”
A Newsmax panelist, referring to Biden as a “globalist,” said that China and Iran are welcoming the coming of Biden to the White House.
In 1960, several historians believe that then former Vice President Richard M. Nixon (R) had the election “stolen” from him by voting fraud in certain key Electoral College states that was purportedly performed by supporters of then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D). Kennedy became the 35th U.S. President. Nixon made the decision not to make an issue about the election fraud. Nixon eventually ‘conceded.’
As left-of-center Politico put it, “He [Nixon] didn’t concede right away, and gave serious consideration to” challenging what was claimed as voter fraud that “stole” that possible electoral win away from Nixon and ‘gave’ it to President Kennedy.
“November 9, 1960, Nixon officially conceded the election to Kennedy,” said the Constitution Center about what today is a little-known but relevant controversy about election integrity.
Biden Pondering Antitrust Czar?
A pro-Democratic reader sent MHProNews a link to this report from Reuters. “The incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is considering creating a White House position focused on competition policy and issues relating to antitrust, two sources familiar with internal deliberations said. The idea remains under consideration and the Biden White House may not ultimately make the move, one of the [Biden team] sources said.”
That same news source said, “Antitrust enforcement has emerged as an issue the Biden transition team has been watching closely, especially with the rise of Big Tech platforms, which provide free or inexpensive services to consumers while suspected of breaking the law to crush smaller rivals.”
Reuters is aptly picking up on the widespread concerns about antitrust violations. Those antitrust (anti-monopoly) worries are notably among conservatives and Trump supporters. But they are also found in some on the left-and -center, as exemplified by voices like Glenn Greenwald. There are purportedly monopolistic companies flexing their muscles in silencing conservatives and President Trump himself, which may explain why this Reuters topic matters in this call for “unity.”
This platform is both idealistic and realistic. We are evidence-driven. Historic patterns therefor matter.
MHProNews responded to that tipster with the following thank you and muse: “A thoughtful share.
To the point of antitrust, I believe in conversion, redemption, salvation for us poor sinners.
That said, I don’t buy this posturing for a minute. I’ve carefully followed Democrats and big businesses on this antitrust issue for some years. They often seem to say the right things. But they fail to do what they say, or, more slyly, they appear to do what they say but it ends up benefiting the very people they claim to be “fighting.”
Former VP Biden would not be “taking” office without the tech lords and billionaire oligarchs like Gates, Buffett, Bezos, Zuckerberg, Soros, Bloomberg, et al. Who really thinks he will bite the hands that put him into office? Near zero chance.
No need to debate. Just watch.
Example. Keep in mind what happened with Dodd-Frank. Those regulations ended up benefiting the very people/big businesses it was supposed to “reign in.” Thousands of smaller lenders and community banks ended up failing or getting bought out, meanwhile, ‘too big to fail’ banks just got bigger. And Buffett and company had stocks in many of them.
Again…appreciate the share. Just watch. Maybe you will see what I do. Or maybe not. That’s free will.”
The evidence of how regulatory and tax policies negatively impact smaller businesses are now a matter of record.
The Trump Farewell Address
Farewell Address of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again— for all Americans.
As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do—and so much more.
This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck—a very important word.
I’d like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our remarkable journey possible.
First, let me express my overwhelming gratitude for the love and support of our spectacular First Lady, Melania. Let me also share my deepest appreciation to my daughter Ivanka, my son-in-law Jared, and to Barron, Don, Eric, Tiffany, and Lara. You fill my world with light and with joy.
I also want to thank Vice President Mike Pence, his wonderful wife Karen, and the entire Pence family.
Thank you as well to my Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows; the dedicated members of the White House Staff and the Cabinet; and all the incredible people across our administration who poured out their heart and soul to fight for America.
I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people: the United States Secret Service. My family and I will forever be in your debt. My profound gratitude as well to everyone in the White House Military Office, the teams of Marine One and Air Force One, every member of the Armed Forces, and state and local law enforcement all across our country.
To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is—a great privilege and a great honor.
President Donald J. Trump
Most of all, I want to thank the American people. To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is—a great privilege and a great honor.
We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation.
All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.
Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.
Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for President because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.
So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless, with all sorts of potential if properly done. America had given me so much, and I wanted to give something back.
Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about “America First” because we all wanted to make America great again. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.
With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.
With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.
President Donald J. Trump
We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. We slashed more job-killing regulations than any administration had ever done before. We fixed our broken trade deals, withdrew from the horrible Trans-Pacific Partnership and the impossible Paris Climate Accord, renegotiated the one-sided South Korea deal, and we replaced NAFTA with the groundbreaking USMCA—that’s Mexico and Canada—a deal that’s worked out very, very well.
Also, and very importantly, we imposed historic and monumental tariffs on China; made a great new deal with China. But before the ink was even dry, we and the whole world got hit with the China virus. Our trade relationship was rapidly changing, billions and billions of dollars were pouring into the U.S., but the virus forced us to go in a different direction.
The whole world suffered, but America outperformed other countries economically because of our incredible economy and the economy that we built. Without the foundations and footings, it wouldn’t have worked out this way. We wouldn’t have some of the best numbers we’ve ever had.
We also unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far. Powered by these policies, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We reignited America’s job creation and achieved record-low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women—almost everyone.
Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American Dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle. The stock market set one record after another, with 148 stock market highs during this short period of time, and boosted the retirements and pensions of hardworking citizens all across our nation. 401(k)s are at a level they’ve never been at before. We’ve never seen numbers like we’ve seen, and that’s before the pandemic and after the pandemic.
We rebuilt the American manufacturing base, opened up thousands of new factories, and brought back the beautiful phrase: “Made in the USA.”
To make life better for working families, we doubled the child tax credit and signed the largest-ever expansion of funding for childcare and development. We joined with the private sector to secure commitments to train more than 16 million American workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
When our nation was hit with the terrible pandemic, we produced not one, but two vaccines with record-breaking speed, and more will quickly follow. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it. They call it a “medical miracle,” and that’s what they’re calling it right now: a “medical miracle.”
Another administration would have taken 3, 4, 5, maybe even up to 10 years to develop a vaccine. We did in nine months.
We grieve for every life lost, and we pledge in their memory to wipe out this horrible pandemic once and for all.
When the virus took its brutal toll on the world’s economy, we launched the fastest economic recovery our country has ever seen. We passed nearly $4 trillion in economic relief, saved or supported over 50 million jobs, and slashed the unemployment rate in half. These are numbers that our country has never seen before.
We created choice and transparency in healthcare, stood up to big pharma in so many ways, but especially in our effort to get favored-nations clauses added, which will give us the lowest prescription drug prices anywhere in the world.
We passed VA Choice, VA Accountability, Right to Try, and landmark criminal justice reform.
We confirmed three new justices of the United States Supreme Court. We appointed nearly 300 federal judges to interpret our Constitution as written.
For years, the American people pleaded with Washington to finally secure the nation’s borders. I am pleased to say we answered that plea and achieved the most secure border in U.S. history. We have given our brave border agents and heroic ICE officers the tools they need to do their jobs better than they have ever done before, and to enforce our laws and keep America safe.
We proudly leave the next administration with the strongest and most robust border security measures ever put into place. This includes historic agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with more than 450 miles of powerful new wall.
We restored American strength at home and American leadership abroad. The world respects us again. Please don’t lose that respect.
We reclaimed our sovereignty by standing up for America at the United Nations and withdrawing from the one-sided global deals that never served our interests. And NATO countries are now paying hundreds of billions of dollars more than when I arrived just a few years ago. It was very unfair. We were paying the cost for the world. Now the world is helping us.
And perhaps most importantly of all, with nearly $3 trillion, we fully rebuilt the American military—all made in the USA. We launched the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces in 75 years: the Space Force. And last spring, I stood at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and watched as American astronauts returned to space on American rockets for the first time in many, many years.
We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.
We obliterated the ISIS caliphate and ended the wretched life of its founder and leader, al Baghdadi. We stood up to the oppressive Iranian regime and killed the world’s top terrorist, Iranian butcher Qasem Soleimani.
We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home.
I am especially proud to be the first President in decades who has started no new wars.
Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that, in America, the government answers to the people. Our guiding light, our North Star, our unwavering conviction has been that we are here to serve the noble everyday citizens of America. Our allegiance is not to the special interests, corporations, or global entities; it’s to our children, our citizens, and to our nation itself.
As President, my top priority, my constant concern, has always been the best interests of American workers and American families. I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus.
This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country. We restored self-government. We restored the idea that in America no one is forgotten, because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights because we are all made equal by God. Everyone is entitled to be treated with respect, to have their voice heard, and to have their government listen. You are loyal to your country, and my administration was always loyal to you.
This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country.
President Donald J. Trump
We worked to build a country in which every citizen could find a great job and support their wonderful families. We fought for the communities where every American could be safe and schools where every child could learn. We promoted a culture where our laws would be upheld, our heroes honored, our history preserved, and law-abiding citizens are never taken for granted. Americans should take tremendous satisfaction in all that we have achieved together. It’s incredible.
Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people.
No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.
What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America.
The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity. That means focusing on what we have in common: the heritage that we all share.
At the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech, and open debate. Only if we forget who we are, and how we got here, could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It’s not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.
In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That’s not who we are. It will never be who we are.
For nearly 250 years, in the face of every challenge, Americans have always summoned our unmatched courage, confidence, and fierce independence. These are the miraculous traits that once led millions of everyday citizens to set out across a wild continent and carve out a new life in the great West. It was the same profound love of our God-given freedom that willed our soldiers into battle and our astronauts into space.
As I think back on the past four years, one image rises in my mind above all others. Whenever I traveled all along the motorcade route, there were thousands and thousands of people. They came out with their families so that they could stand as we passed, and proudly wave our great American flag. It never failed to deeply move me. I knew that they did not just come out to show their support of me; they came out to show me their support and love for our country.
This is a republic of proud citizens who are united by our common conviction that America is the greatest nation in all of history. We are, and must always be, a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This is the precious inheritance that we must safeguard at every single turn.
We are, and must always be, a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This is the precious inheritance that we must safeguard at every single turn.
President Donald J. Trump
For the past four years, I have worked to do just that. From a great hall of Muslim leaders in Riyadh to a great square of Polish people in Warsaw; from the floor of the Korean Assembly to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly; and from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the shadow of Mount Rushmore, I fought for you, I fought for your family, I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for—and that is safe, strong, proud, and free.
Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.
As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.
I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.
Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.
The Trump Declassification of Crossfire Hurricane
Memorandum on Declassification of Certain Materials
Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
SUBJECT: Declassification of Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:
Section 1. Declassification and Release. At my request, on December 30, 2020, the Department of Justice provided the White House with a binder of materials related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Portions of the documents in the binder have remained classified and have not been released to the Congress or the public. I requested the documents so that a declassification review could be performed and so I could determine to what extent materials in the binder should be released in unclassified form.
I determined that the materials in that binder should be declassified to the maximum extent possible. In response, and as part of the iterative process of the declassification review, under a cover letter dated January 17, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation noted its continuing objection to any further declassification of the materials in the binder and also, on the basis of a review that included Intelligence Community equities, identified the passages that it believed it was most crucial to keep from public disclosure. I have determined to accept the redactions proposed for continued classification by the FBI in that January 17 submission.
I hereby declassify the remaining materials in the binder. This is my final determination under the declassification review and I have directed the Attorney General to implement the redactions proposed in the FBI’s January 17 submission and return to the White House an appropriately redacted copy.
My decision to declassify materials within the binder is subject to the limits identified above and does not extend to materials that must be protected from disclosure pursuant to orders of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and does not require the disclosure of certain personally identifiable information or any other materials that must be protected from disclosure under applicable law. Accordingly, at my direction, the Attorney General has conducted an appropriate review to ensure that materials provided in the binder may be disclosed by the White House in accordance with applicable law.
Sec. 2. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
(d) The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
DONALD J. TRUMP
RE: the tee up near the top, the bill on the bottom is the forgery.
CNBC on Counterfeit Currency
How many more items like this were laid out as possible stumbling blocks for a Biden-Harris regime? That question posed, is will “president” Biden will be able to pardon his son or others. So, time will tell how much runway investigations into such 2016-and following episodes will be allowed to run.
“The movement we started is only just beginning,” said President Trump. “The best is yet to come.”
Summary and Looking Ahead
With the election fraud questions unresolved, there is an open question if Republicans can win again in a meaningful way, unless something happens to change the 2020 presidential race dynamics. Much can happen. The future is not set in concrete. But based on what occurred and is already known, the predictions of a split in the GOP between “establishment” Republicans and Trump-MAGA Republicans seems apparent.
The 45th President has said what he said, and the Biden-Harris team have had their kick-off event ahead of their festivities with celebrities and politicos later in the day and in the near term.
MHProNews makes no bones about being politically correct, a view that may not be supported by some of our sponsors. These are our editorially views and analysis which are not shared in advance with others.
Facts and evidence matter. Words can prove to be cheap. Frankly, MHProNews would love to be ‘wrong’ about Biden-Harris, and more importantly, those powers that be that installed them in office. But the evidence suggests that our analysis that they are what WMAL’s Chris Plante has called “sock-puppets” is likely to prove true.
At best, it was a strategic mistake to ‘take power’ without laying to rest through a thorough third-party review of the evidence of how Biden-Harris actually fared in the 2020 election. The fact that such a thorough and objective vetting of the evidence of election fraud was ignored point to a tacit admission that the duo and their oligarch masters knew what the evidence would reveal. So, for them, the decision was apparently made to posture victory and silence speech that opposes it. The fact that opposing voices and posting are and have been eliminated are an ominous threat to small businesses, owners and employees nationally.
It will be different now, that much is certain. Buckle up. MHProNews will continue to do what journalists are supposed to do, namely, hold powerful accountable.
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