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Let's go ahead and pass one without [a] border adjustment.
I love the flat tax, and I'm not afraid of getting rid of every deduction.
After decades of simply talking about it, the president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. America will no longer tolerate Iran's efforts to destabilize the region and jeopardize Israel's security. So let me be clear. Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel and to the world.
He doesn't blame Paul Ryan. In fact, he thought Paul Ryan worked really hard. He enjoys his relationship with Paul Ryan, thinks that Paul Ryan is a great speaker of the House.
I believe the administration has the authorities to do what they're doing against ISIS.
Any Islamic State detainee would have legal standing to get a court to rule on the question of whether the group is legitimately part of the war against Al Qaeda.
It will not be able to do so unless it can maintain its independence from the administration.
Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.
But there is an equally strong approach in the community that feels that they would not be safe.
However heinous it is, every society has a suicide rate and a murder rate. The fact that this happened when Trump came in … poisoned the atmosphere.
We catered my wife's sister's wedding in that restaurant. The whole conception of the Indian community as a model minority–we benefitted from that perception.
For a few days, that was the leading news in television and newspapers and social media. There is definitely a greater sense of urgency. There is a greater sense of fear.
We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now, in three months' time, we try to go to governing where we actually have to get ... people to agree with each other. We will get there. But we weren't there today.
At a time when there is some degree of policy uncertainty that has emerged in the United States, questions about the timing of when the Trump administration can implement its agenda may be all feeding through into a period of 'risk off'. The end of the financial year is always a factor with regard to Japan to consider. The extent to which that may be contributing to yen strength is a possible factor.
You have changed the television landscape over the past 20 years. You took it from being objective and dull to being subjective and entertaining. And in this current climate, it doesn't matter what the interviewer asks him. Mr. Trump is going to say whatever he wants to say, as outrageous as it may be.
That could lead to a tit-for-tat war that neither side wants but could very well get started.
The Trump rally is in danger because as a result of what we saw with the healthcare bill, a lot of the optimism around Trump – which I think was unfounded – I think there's a risk of it unfolding. He was talking about 4 percent growth rates. I don't know where he's going to get 4 percent growth rates from. We haven't done that for 15 years.
Trump may not be able to broker deals as effectively as he could in business so it's going to be rough sledding for all of his policy priorities. Government officials in China, before the vote took place, were laser focused on the health care reform vote. They really wanted it to pass. The sense was that if Mr. Trump didn't get that victory, he might be looking to some other way to placate his base and getting tough on trade, especially with China, is a very easy way to do that so there was some nervousness about that.
We sense the choppiness could lead to some very chunky swings.
On copper there is so much uncertainty, Escondida, Indonesia, the Philippines, but on the demand side it seems China isn't doing too badly, especially given upbeat global sentiment and improving growth in advanced economies.
Concerns towards the Trump administration have been reignited after his healthcare legislation setback. This is resulting in a bout of risk aversion weighing on the dollar. There isn't much going for the dollar right now and the market will be bracing for its further decline.
The comments by President Trump and Speaker Ryan predicting the collapse of the A.C.A. and exchanges could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It seems like self-dealing to me and a clear conflict of interest.
This is a terrible, flawed rule.
Speculators are likely to close out their yen-selling positions and buy back the currency if U.S. stocks and yields continue adjusting lower and hurt risk sentiment.
If he changes, he could have a different presidency. But he's going to have to tell the Freedom Caucus and the hard-right special wealthy interests who are dominating his presidency ... he can't work with them, and we'll certainly look at his proposals.
To the extent that we add resources, we can collect more money.
He wanted to show support of her show. That's it.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! Obamacare is exploding. With no Democrat support, we couldn't quite get there. We were just a very small number of votes short in terms of getting our bill passed.
Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House. He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill. This is not on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process.
Recent market pullback tells me that some of the euphoria is starting to ebb as reality sinks in. Congress can throw a big wrench into how some of these plans are going to be executed.
The failure of the US Republican party to pass legislation repealing the universal healthcare act may come back to bite markets. The failure of the Obamacare repeal is not economically significant, but a hostile parliament threatens the positive outlook.
Now the U.S., Saudis and the UAE are back on the same page. We're getting the support we need.
It's a tragic situation for Yemen, and one that could backfire on the coalition.
One of our bedrock interests in the Middle East is freedom of navigation in and around the Arabian Peninsula, and while I understand why no one wanted to get further enmeshed in the Houthi conflict, we came dangerously close to dropping the ball on protecting our interests toward the end of the administration. We were too hesitant to respond forcefully.
At least now we understand that the government of the United States sees the reality on the ground . . . and that there is a country in the area that wants to use militias and spoil the situation.
There is a widespread perception that failure to pass the healthcare bill somehow derails the rest of the Trump agenda. We think linking this particularly difficult legislative undertaking with the rest of the Trump is flawed. It actually presents a scenario where tax reform can potentially be accelerated.
I mean, if [Democrats are] applauding, they shouldn't, because I can tell you that conversations over the last 48 hours are really about how we come together in the Republican Conference and try to get this over the finish line.
He recognized where the government has struggled with certain projects and he was someone in the private sector who was able to come in and bring the resources and creativity needed and ultimately execute in an efficient, cost-effective, way. In some respects, this is an extension of some of the highlights of the president's career.
We are part of the White House team, connected with everyone here, but we are not subject to the day-to-day issues, so we can take a more strategic approach to projects.
Obviously it has to be done with corresponding values and principles. We don't agree on everything. I'm hopeful that Jared will be collaborative with our industry in moving this forward. When I talk to him, he does remind me of a lot of the young, scrappy entrepreneurs that I invest in in their 30s.
Jared is reaching out and listening to leaders from across the business community – not just on day-to-day issues, but on long-term challenges like how to train a modern workforce and how to apply the latest innovations to government operations.
We should have excellence in government. The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.
The president's doing what is necessary to have a prudent budget, and that makes an office like this even more vital as we need to get more out of less dollars by doing things smarter, doing things better, and by leaning on the private sector.
There is a need to figure out what policies are adding friction to the system without accompanying it with significant benefits. It's easy for the private sector to at least see where the friction is, and to do that very quickly and succinctly.
There is a widespread perception that failure to pass the health care bill somehow derails the rest of the Trump agenda. We think linking this particularly difficult legislative undertaking with the rest of the Trump is flawed. It actually presents a scenario where tax reform can potentially be accelerated.
We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this week.
TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long-overdue project with efficiency and with speed. Nebraska? I'll call Nebraska.
Secular bull markets tend to last 14, 15, 16 years. We're eight years into this one. It suggests there are years left to run. I would also note that we have transitioned in our opinion from an interest rate secular bull market where interest rates come down and price earnings multiples expand to an earnings driven secular bull market.
I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections, and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.
We've been here before. The only difference is now we have a Republican president and some people thought the fever might break a little bit. But apparently not.
It's hard to see where we can be successful, and it leads to a lot of questions as to whether Republicans can govern, even with a Republican in the White House.
We now have the opportunity to reset the debate, and conservatives are eager to work with the administration and congressional leadership as things move forward.
The president is going to have a choice: to reach out to moderate Democrats and work in a bipartisan fashion or to reach out to recalcitrant Republicans in his own party that he wasn't able to get this time.
Does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is no.
We need to go further than the budget choices — some good, some bad — Trump has offered.
I fully expect that what we're going to see is not only real tax reform, but other measures that come along. So, tax reform and lowering taxes, you know, will create and generate more income. And so we're looking at those, where the fine balance is. But does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is no.
They're going to repeat the same mistake they made on Trumpcare with tax reform. If he changes, he could have a different presidency. He's going to have to tell them he can't work with them and we'll certainly look at his proposals. But it's going to be guided on our values.
President Trump said a whole lot of stuff on the campaign trail. One of the things he talked about was lowering the cost of prescription drugs. There is wonderful legislation right now in the Senate to do that. President Trump, come on board. Let's work together.
It has thwarted vital conservative policy objectives, and wittingly become Nancy Pelosi's tactical ally.
I was a member of the Freedom Caucus in the very beginning because we were focused on making process reforms to get every Member's voice heard and advance conservative policy. When the Speaker resigned and they pivoted to focusing on the leadership race, I withdrew.
I think it's time for our folks to come together and I also think it's time to potentially to get a few moderate Democrats on board.
Here's the way it works, sir. The president of the United States gets to pick their Cabinet.
Good! Good! Come on, bring it on! Bring it on! If I win, fine. If I don't, fine. But here's what you're going to get from me. You're going to get somebody that tells you exactly what I believe. And to everybody in this room, it's okay to be mad. It's okay to be upset. No politician should stand in the way … what happens, happens. I don't know about you, but I'm glad she's there. I think she's a pretty smart lady. I think that's a bunch of garbage when it comes to me. I don't think I've obstructed anything.
To everybody that boos Judge Gorsuch, you're not persuading me at all. As a matter of fact, if you can't understand this is a qualified nominee, then you're not listening. In fact, most Muslims hate radical Islam more than you do because they're the ones getting killed the most. Let's realize that the election didn't go the way some of you wanted, and there's another one coming. I realize that I haven't voted for a winning president in 12 years, but my obligations are the same to those who win the job, (and that's) to try to help them when I can.
When you lose an election, you've got to accept the consequences of somebody else making decisions you wouldn't like. But you can't understand that because you're so upset, and let me tell you, I understand upset people. My judgment is that I would give (Trump) the same deference that I gave President Obama.
Some of them think it's snarky. There's the sense of 'You can't say that, can you?
We're going to remember, this is not the way you were with other presidents.
His boasting and tendency to believe conspiracy theories. There is not one state election official, Democrat or Republican, who supports that claim. It splits about 50/50. The quickest, most direct way to ruin a democracy is to poison the information.
He is not biased or grinding an ax, but certainly some of those lines have bite in them.
To me, it's not commentary. It's actual reporting.
Scott sees himself in the Murrow and Cronkite tradition.
Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House. He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill.
If we can come up with a bill that accomplishes the goals of the president with Republicans alone, we'll take and we'll move forward with it. I think it's more or less a warning shot that we're willing to talk to anyone. We always have been and I think more so now than ever. And I think the president is disappointed in the number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't.
The fact that some of these members took that (bill) and decided not to move forward with it, I think is a real shame.
This is not the end of the debate. It's like saying that Tom Brady lost at halftime.
We have two choices to lead us: A mad noble who spouts nonsense, or a very qualified but distant wizard.
I think the president is disappointed in the number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't.
We've been surprised how little attention the slowdown in US bank lending has garnered. Without another big dose of momentum, the cracks in the global reflationary consensus are liable to grow bigger. All around, existing trends are being called into question. So much for a Trump-driven expansion. Beneath the surface, we think a seismic battle is taking place.
I have no information that supports [President Trump's] tweets, and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share with you that the answer is the same for the Department of Justice and all its components.
I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government - and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus , with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
Just because you go somewhere doesn't necessarily mean you did it. So, on a couple of occasions, he's actually conducted meetings there, he's actually had phone calls. So, just because he heads there, it doesn't mean that that's what's happening.
If he wants to blow it up, he can.
It seems that the Trump Administration now faces a choice whether to actively undermine the ACA or reshape it administratively. The ACA marketplaces weren't collapsing, but they could be made to collapse through administrative actions.
We have a completely broken economy in healthcare. Literally, all of the incentives in fee-for-service are for higher cost.
They alone will own the failure.
Never once have I seen him blame Paul Ryan, so I'm not sure what that was about last night.
Devoting 17 legislative days to a bill, and then walking away from it because it hasn't passed within 17 legislative days, makes no sense, especially when this is something that we've been campaigning on for seven years and the American people are hurting.
I'm not going to deny that. I listened very respectfully to what the president had to say. But my bottom line is this: this discussion has been far too much about artificial timelines, arbitrary deadlines, all to effect the baseline on tax reform. This conversation should be more about the people whose lives are going to be impacted by our decisions on their health care.
Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this week.
What happened is that Washington won. I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was. We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. And I think if there's anything that's disappointing and sort of an educational process to the Trump administration, was that this place was a lot more rotten than we thought that it was. No, because we've moved on to other things. The people who are to blame are the people who would not vote yes, who would vote no. The folks who voted no are the folks who are to blame.
When you lose the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, the problem is not with a specific faction in the House, it's with the bill.
It's more or less a warning shot that we are willing to talk to anyone, we always have been. I think more so now than ever, it's time for both parties to come together and get to real reforms in this country whether it be taxes, whether it'd be health care, whether it'd be immigration, whether it'd be infrastructure, this president is ready to lead.
Mark, I'm gonna come after you. No, I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed because we could have had it, so I'm disappointed.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!
Instead of doing the blame game, let's get to work.
Do not worry. Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today. Amazing support. We will all MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare! They're friends of wine. I'm disappointed because we could have had it.
This is not the end of the debate. If [Democrats are] applauding, they shouldn't. We're not at the end of the game. We're there, literally, perhaps, again, in overtime, but we're there to get this across the finish line.
Being a businessman, he'll not take 'no' for an answer. He'll get the job done.
I blame the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. They are a bunch of bastards. I'm just fed up.
We are really looking to work with everybody and not just people on our side.
All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays. I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my 'ahead of schedule, under budget' mentality to the government.
We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in, obviously, both the Senate and in the House. So, it's been certainly, for me, it's been a very interesting experience.
The answer is that I had planned on running for president. And although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. I didn't run because no man or woman should announce they're running for president of the United States unless they can look the public in the eye and promise you they can give you 100 percent. At the end of the day, I just couldn't do it. So I don't regret not running. Do I regret not being president? Yes.
The president is keeping his promise to the American people. With respect to this executive order that's coming out on Tuesday, this is about making sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we do regulation in this country. For too long, over the last several years, we have accepted a narrative that if you're pro-growth, pro-jobs, you're anti-environment. We have made tremendous progress on our environment. We can be both pro-jobs and pro-environment.
We ought to focus on efficiency, fuel efficiency for cars that people really want to buy. You know, this process of building cars that no one purchases in order to meet these standards that were previously set actually is counter-helpful to the environment, because people don't buy the new cars. They keep older cars. China and India got away, the largest producers of CO2 internationally, got away scot-free. They didn't have to take steps until 2030.
There's probably plenty of blame to go around. What happened is that Washington won. I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was. I have no idea. I really don't. Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this week.
The absence of justice for the Palestinian people is a major and fundamental reason for the instability of the region and creates an environment for extremism and terrorism.
Certainly, the productivity puzzle is not something which has emerged since the global financial crisis, though it seems to have amplified pre-existing trends.
Productivity growth drove wage growth which fueled demand growth. That promoted full employment, which provided the incentive to invest, which drove further productivity growth.
Labour market flexibility may sound appealing, but it is based on a theory that runs completely counter to all the evidence we have. The alternative theory suggests that labour market flexibility is by no means desirable as it results in an economy with a bias to stagnate that can only maintain high rates of employment and economic growth through debt-fuelled bubbles that inevitably blow up, leading to the economy tipping back into stagnation.
Never once have I seen him blame Paul Ryan. The people who are to blame are the people who would not vote yes. We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. I know the Freedom Caucus. I helped found it. I never thought it would come to this. The one thing we learned this week was that Washington was a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was. Is the Republican party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing.
I think there was a tug of war inside the administration.
Don't set up an artificial deadline to fail. Paul Ryan is a brilliant policy guy. The congressional leadership still wants to behave as if they are in a pre-Trump world – and Trump trusted them. They were saying to him: 'We have the votes.
It's like saying that Tom Brady lost at halftime.
I think he should stay as speaker.
By refusing to release the White House visitor logs, President Trump is only validating the rampant concerns about who may be pulling the levers in his administration. The president should end his administration's disturbing pattern of stonewalling information and immediately reinstate the previous administration's policy of publishing White House visitor logs, and given President Trump's unprecedented decision to conduct official business at his private business properties, the Trump administration has an obligation to make public the visitor lists at places like Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower.
It didn't unite our party. Instead of doing the blame game, let's get to work. Let's do the responsible thing. Let's get back to work and do what we told the voters we were going to do.
State athletic commissions didn't support us. Arenas around the world refused to host our events. Nobody took us seriously. Nobody except Donald Trump.
It's sort of like – somebody dies! 'I've never seen anything like it … It's not like, Oh, how are the judges voting?
Actually if men took notice of you in an office you were very pleased. I suspect that the kind of women who Trump molests are - though I may be completely wrong - not necessarily against the molestation but hope to make money out of it. Because not all women are good women. There are as many bad women as bad men.
By going out to work they halved the male wage, so a male wage no longer supported a family. So women had to go out to work to support the family. So for two in three women it really was a problem. The advent of the nursery has been awful. Because it's so convenient, because you don't have the responsibility of bringing up your own child. You put its care, its information, its understanding into the hands of someone else. In my youth, what is now seen as sexual harassment was seen as welcome attention.
They want to uphold this narrative as if it's factual and it's not factual.
I enjoyed being with you. I love your show.
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible! Look at the response. The three of you are fantastic people. I wouldn't do this for anybody but you.
If we were going to walk away and say the chairman is fatally compromised and we're not going to participate, then none of this is going to get investigated by the House and that's just not acceptable. So we're going to soldier on.
You don't take information to the White House instead of your own committee if it purports to shed light on one of things we're investigating. It's hard to have confidence if the chairman is going to be involved in that sort of conduct.
I had a duty and obligation to tell him because, as you know, he's taking a lot of heat in the news media.
It does need its fixes, I totally see that.
It wasn't going to be perfect from the get-go.
They're setting it up to fail, which is irresponsible and unforgiveable.
I don't think this will impact Speaker Ryan because everyone in our conference, whether you're voting yes or no, does know he put his heart and soul into this. I am certainly not blaming Paul Ryan in the least.
You can't just go and tell people what to do like he's used to doing. Trump's got to learn a lot.
I think it's partially his fault. I don't think he has enough personal knowledge to do what he needs to do to get a health care bill through Congress.
He can't wave a magic wand. I've not lost confidence in him.
I thought there was a good plan the way he talked.
I think we have to let Obamacare go its way...It's imploding and soon will explode and it's not going to be pretty. We're probably going to start going very strongly on big tax cuts. Tax reform that will be next. We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty.
It failed within the first 70 days of President Donald Trump's administration, a president who made the replacement of Obamacare the hallmark of his campaign and then used valuable political capital to accomplish it. When he tweeted, Watch Judge Jeanine tonight,' he and I had absolutely no conversation, no discussion, no email, nothing.
Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience and you sell 'em a bill of goods, which ends up a complete and total failure, and you allow our president in his first 100 days to come out of the box like that, based on what? Your legislative expertise, your knowledge of the arcane ins and outs of the bill writing-process? Your relationships? What? Your drinks at the Hay Adams with your pals?
We're going to roll our sleeves up and we're going to cut taxes across the board for working families, small businesses and family farms. Working with this Congress, President Trump is going to pass the largest tax cut since the days of Ronald Reagan, and we're going to get this American economy moving again. With 100 percent of House Democrats -- every single one -- and a handful of Republicans actually standing in the way of President Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, we're back to the drawing board. Maybe we could have used a few of your WWE superstars on Capitol Hill yesterday.
The American people need to know who has access to the White House if we're going to 'drain the swamp'. So far, all we've seen from the President is murk. His Administration has stonewalled congressional requests for information about his advisors and appointees' conflicts of interest.
Congress just wasn't ready. The president and I are grateful for Speaker Paul Ryan and all the House Republicans who stood with us in this effort to begin the end of Obamacare. But as we all learned yesterday, Congress just wasn't ready. You saw it. With 100 percent of House Democrats, every single one, and a handful of Republicans actually standing in the way of President Trump's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, we're back to the drawing board.
This is all about big boys and their big toys. Will he actively threaten the U.S.? I tend to think not, but I must say I'm concerned about words leading to actions between him and President Trump.
Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today. Amazing support. We will all MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! It's going to happen (explode). There's not much you can do about it. Bad things are going to happen. There's not much you can do to help it. I've been saying that for a year and a half. It's not sustainable. There's no way out. Going to see explosive premium increases and the deductibles are so high that no one is going to be able to use it. I think that's going to happen.
The regulatory process in this country has become a tangled up mess.
We feel like it's a real victory for the millions of women and men in this country who are standing up to demand their access to healthcare not be taken away.
It's a setback for him not for the people.
I'm really happy. I'm covered through Obamacare, so I was really worried during the last month or two about all of this that's going on. I'm happy that Planned Parenthood is still being funded.
I would say that we will probably start going very, very strong for the big tax cuts and tax reform. That will be next. We learned about loyalty; we learned a lot about the vote-getting process.
How many people have done this much in 60 days? There's a lot of points on the board.
It certainly won't be because of a lack of effort from President Trump.
If you want to be liked by the media, you better be like the media, which means these days you better not like Donald Trump.
Where's the mainstream media's outrage? Hmm, we couldn't find it.
It's like she's looking at us. Sweden, same thing.
Do you think goes home tonight, shrugs and says, This is what winning looks like'? No! But this is where the Republican Party is right now, and it's been this way for years.
Mush does not sell anymore. You want hot issues to motivate people. … This is how Trump won. He tapped into the emotion.
If health care fails it makes it harder to do bigger tax reform.
No, I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed because we could have had (approval of the bill). So I'm disappointed. I'm a little surprised, to be honest with you. We really had it. It was pretty much there within grasp.
If Trump is going to be best advocate, he needs to be more aggressive. I'd try to do some sort of autopsy and figure out how to do this better.
I hope [Trump is] going to decide that he has to have a much more hands-on approach to drafting these things and can't just assume that it's going to show up.
We just pulled it. I don't blame Paul [Ryan].
Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry.
He basically moved the office of the presidency.
He's got a lot left on the agenda that he wants to get done. Whether it's immigration, taxes, the border wall.
I don't think you tie any of these together.
Some people you can take at their word.
Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains and, well, we're feeling those growing pains today. I will not sugarcoat this: this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all in this effort; he's really been fantastic. Still, we've got to do better and we will. That's a really good question. I wish I had a better answer for you. Now we're going on to move on with the rest of our agenda because we have big, ambitious plans to improve people's lives in this country.
This is not an easy process. There's politics on both sides of this and I'm trying to navigate as best I can.
We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in obviously both the Senate and in the House. So, it's been certainly, for me, it's been a very interesting experience.
Paul really worked hard. I worked as a team player. Well I think we could have had things that I would have liked more, and if we had bipartisan [support], I really think we could have a health care bill that would be the ultimate. No, I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed because we could have had it, so I'm disappointed. I'm a little surprised, to be honest with you. We really had it. It was pretty much there within grasp. But I'll tell you what is going to come out of it is a better bill.
Personally, I think the president should be giving him a handshake. Either Trump was lying when he said we were only deporting bad guys or Trump's view of bad guys is so expansive it can literally include every single immigrant.
I wish I didn't vote at all. I did it for the economy. We needed a change. I understand when you're a criminal and you do bad things, you shouldn't be in the country. But when you're a good citizen and you support and you help and you pay taxes and you give jobs to people, you should be able to stay. We were for Mr. Trump. We were very happy he became the president. Whatever he says, he is right. But, like he said, the good people have a chance to become citizens of the United States.
This is hurting the entire community and people are scared.
Once the case is finalized and done, there's really no reason to keep him around in their eyes. They think, Why take up jail space for no reason if all the legal options have been exhausted?
Sarah Larimer - The Washington Post
Previously, the Obama administration prioritized the deportation of people who were violent offenders or had ties to criminal gangs. Trump's executive order on Jan. 25 expanded priorities to include any undocumented immigrants who had been convicted of a criminal offense.
If you asked 100 people to paint you a picture of a bad guy, no one would draw anyone remotely resembling Roberto.
How do you explain this to children. Trying to explain this to children from the immigrant community has been really hard. You're telling them that their loved one is in jail not because they did something wrong, but because of their country of origin and what they look like.
Essentially, they're saying you're not bad enough to be deported.
Look, I'm not going to respond to a Tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours. What I do know is that the threat level in London and across the country is severe. That means an attack is highly likely. Terrorists hate the fact that, whether it's London whether it's New York, whether it's Brussels… We have diverse communities living together peacefully. I've had a sleepless night thinking about all of this and I'm sure the Mayor has as well.
All of the evidence -- call it science, call it economics -- shows that if anything, these standards should be even more aggressive.
The public is bearing a huge cost -- billions of dollars in health expenses and damage from climate. I urge California to keep us on track.
There is a more effective way forward than regulatory systems that are different.
It's sometimes easier to do things with a smaller majority, because you all realize you've got to stick together or you won't get anything done.
We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy, very little, but it was still a little bit shy, so we pulled it. The beauty, is that they own Obamacare. So when it explodes they come to us, and we make one beautiful deal for the people. We learned about loyalty; we learned a lot about the vote-getting process. I like Speaker Ryan. ... I think Paul really worked hard.
We came really close today but we came up short. I will not shirk this. This is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. We will need time to reflect. We will be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.
There's trust. When there's trust on one side, there can also be a more conciliatory attitude on that side.
I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because now they own Obamacare, they own it 100% own it.
We didn't struggle with health care because we're stupid, we struggled with it because it is an incredibly complex, massive challenge. They convinced themselves that we were just idiots and they would quickly take care of it.
The person who enters the negotiation looking like they have to do the deal is in a disadvantage.
I don't think you can come to a quick deal. It looks like there is a context being created for an agreement later on.
These guys are learning on the run. They're also understanding that you can get snookered here.
Such actions are in breach of international law and they must stop. Settlement expansion undermines the very essence of a two-state solution.
He can't square the circle. He can't agree to a freeze and keep his coalition.
If they fail to act and they don't act in an appropriate way, that will further destabilize the marketplace.
Threats don't work in general. They cause damage to relationships. They definitely don't work in a situation with a lot of different stakeholders, where the power is distributed.
This is a promise the GOP made to voters. They need to get it right.
There are parallels between government and business, but they are not exactly the same.
This demonstrates that campaigning and legislating are two different things.
This is the most consequential day of Trump's presidency and it's not just a failure, it's a stunning failure.
I would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform. That will be next. Now we're going to go for tax reform, which I've always liked.
That is one of the ways that is available to monkey wrench the Affordable Care Act.
She quickly corrected her typo, meaning Obamacare instead of Obama.
Maybe we could have used a few of your WWE superstars on Capitol Hill yesterday. Congress just wasn't ready. We're back to the drawing board. I just heard that you have a wall division here at Fosters. Maybe we need to talk.
The president and the Republican leadership have to figure out who their friends really are and how do they build a lasting majority or even a bi-partisan majority.
Something that you not only ran on but embraced and has been your calling card for seven years, since Obamacare passed, you now cannot even keep the first part promise to repeal it.
They may blame the Democrats but the truth is they couldn't get the votes from Republicans.
After all, what under the sun, at least at some level of generality, doesn't relate to 'health and safety?
We've all been through it with family. My heart goes out to you, it does, and I've been there with my dad, OK? And others.
We have not crunched any numbers yet, but it appears Gorsuch has been more hesitant than recent nominees to answer questions in a forthcoming manner, in some cases even refusing to offer a partially qualified answer.
Today was a big win for the president. The 44th president, Barack Obama. And it was, to put it in Trump-speak, a complete disaster for the current president.
Move fast and break things.
The truth is it might have been worse for him had it passed because he would have faced a potentially devastating midterm election. It's clear from what he said he was not that personally invested in this. He felt he was obligated to do it for the party. I think his preference was to go first on taxes and maybe infrastructure. The way forward would be to push taxes and then take a leaf out of Ronald Reagan's book and work with Democrats on infrastructure.
They voted for a guy who could fix it, the CEO, on The Apprentice for 10 years, who could make a deal with anybody. Now he's up against 535 other people [in the House and Senate], other people who have their own independent power base and are not really interested in rolling over. The model of taking one person in a room and beating up on them doesn't work with 535.
Compromise & consensus cannot be centrally planned.
This is government. This is not.
If he can't deliver them, they can't be delivered. I'm certainly not blaming Paul Ryan in the least.
He didn't ask to do it.
It's ludicrous, it's like the random rubbish you get from Trump stopping people from certain countries coming into America. They don't care if holidaymakers have a long flight and don't have anything to do and they don't care about people from the Middle East. But they wouldn't do it on European flights because business people would be up in arms.
The temptation to simply delay the negotiation until it becomes the next president's problem is real.
It is clear that Trump's priority right now in terms of his agenda is to try to pass Trumpcare, and we know how long that takes. The outcome of that debate and process in the U.S. Congress will undoubtedly affect every other item on his list, including, of course, Nafta.
When you know the kind of value chain that we have, you understand that it is a very difficult world to destroy, almost impossible. There is so much at stake, of course, more for Mexico than the U.S., but there is a lot of value already in place. And when people understand that, they don't worry so much.
From the Trump and American perspective, this is purely an optional problem. They have taken one of the most productive trade relationships in the world and amazingly have turned it into a problem.
The longer we wait, the harder it is going to be for Trump to get what he wants because the nationalist pressure on Peña Nieto will be cumulative. The longer he is in the presidency, from today forward, the more of a lame duck he is.
I am not. This bill changes almost nothing about what NASA is doing. Existing programs stay in place and there is no added funding for Mars…perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it.
It has been a three-ring circus from the day that they've moved in. They've completely ruined the neighbourhood . There are more of them than I have ever seen. Frequently several of them are milling outside of the house at all hours having conversations and staring meanly at anyone in view.
We are delighted to have political figures like the Obamas, the Kushners and the Tillersons living in our neighbourhood.
I believe that if we and the Mexicans make a very sensible trade agreement, the Mexican peso will recover quite a lot.
We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered.
He knows how to play that game. And he's mesmerizing.
Television has always been attracted to the intimacy of character or spectacle.
We've come to equate drama and crisis with history. We know we're in the presence of history when things are blowing up. There's an intensification of emotions when you're living in historical times, as if it's more real.
They turned on the emergency equipment and drove very quickly to the hospital. I got out of the car and ran up, literally ran up the stairs.
Jim is a chess player. He's thinking not only, What's the impact of the move I make today, what's the impact going to be tomorrow?' He's thinking, What's the impact going to be one month, two months, six months from now?
James Comey cost her the election.
To know Jim Comey is also to know his fierce independence and his deep integrity. He was prepared to give up a job he loved rather than be part of something he felt was fundamentally wrong.
Our analysis is that Comey's letter raising doubts that were groundless – baseless, proven to be – stopped our momentum.
The system is rigged. General Petraeus got in trouble for far less. I'll tell you what: what he did, he brought back his reputation. He brought it back.
That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts.
We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy… so we pulled it. I like Speaker Ryan. I think Paul really worked hard. We learned about loyalty; we learned a lot about the vote-getting process.
Trump is not going away this weekend. He was deeply disciplined in phone interviews. The big question is what happens now when he sits in the White House residence and watches television coverage of the bill's failure.
No, I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed because we could have had it. So I'm disappointed. I'm a little surprised, to be honest with you. We'll probably be going right now for tax reform.
We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in obviously both the Senate and the House.
I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party.
The market believes it raises the probability of a tax cut later this year since Trump is showing more strategic behavior. (It) puts the market a little more at ease.
If we want to get something passed by the August break, it's going to look a lot like tax reform light. If we settle somewhere between the 25-30 percent corporate tax rate, that is far from the 15 percent offered in the campaign trail and the 20 percent currently in the House plan, (and) I think that's where we end up. It's not a negative, it's just not the positive the market had priced in.
The evidence suggests to me that there is some Trump fairy dust sprinkled on this rally. That said, the underlying fundamentals do look better.
We came really close today, but we came up short. This is a disappointing day for us … we'll need time to reflect on how we got to this moment and what we could have done … better.
With no Democrat support we couldn't quite get there. We learned about loyalty, we learned a lot about the vote-getting process. I like Speaker Ryan. ... I think Paul really worked hard.
We came really close today but we came up short. ... This is a disappointing day for us. It's a really good question. I wish I had a better answer for you.
I know the end-of-the-worlders constantly surface on any perceived weakness in the Trump administration, but the fact is that we have a ton of data and CEO commentary that suggests small and medium sized businesses are doing quite well and hiring new workers. The dental stocks have been quietly riding three big secular trends – an aging population, the need for most cosmetic dentistry in the age of the selfie, and the rise of the middle class in emerging markets.
It's a great day for American jobs and a historic moment for North America and energy independence. It's a lot safer to have pipelines than to use other forms of transportation for your product.
No, I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed because we could have had it. So I'm disappointed. I'm a little surprised, to be honest with you.
If they can get past this and move on to Trump's other programs, the market will breathe a sigh of relief. It's hard to know, after this week, how much of that was priced in. … It's not going to be [a corporate tax rate of] 15 or 20 percent. It could be 25 percent or 30 percent. It will be incremental. It will be tax reform light because you won't have the savings from repeal and replace.
That was the definition of anticlimactic. I don't think it necessarily spells doom and gloom for the rest of the pro-growth agenda. The one thing is it does complicate tax reform because the way the rules were for the budget, this was going to clear some room in terms of spending. It doesn't mean it's [health care] going to be permanently dead. It could play out over the next several months.
If the president didn't deliver 100 percent, you were bound to get some kind of insecurity in the stock market, but I think what people are forgetting is the underlying fundamentals are still there, and that's what's going to drive the stock market.
That will be interesting because we will get the deflator, and we'll see if the Fed gets its 2 percent inflation target. Even if it's flat on the headline, you will get to 2 percent year over year for the first time since April 2012.
If you're an investor and you're going to watch Washington, you're probably going to get an ulcer. You can remain sane and follow the fundamentals or you can drive yourself nutty and follow Washington. The market right now is following Washington and you're seeing the jitteriness in the market. If Washington continues to govern like Keystone Cops, the market will not react positively.
The best thing that could happen is exactly what happened – watch. It's enough already.
Dentsply Sirona indicated that part of the softness is because it's taking a hit from changing its go-to-market strategy – sort of a short term pain, long term gain scenario. Meanwhile, Dentsply Sirona continues to expand internationally, with 9.4 percent growth in the rest of the world, and the dental equipment maker is taking share all over the place.
The company refuted rumors of weak dental customer traffic that we'd been hearing leading up to the quarter by delivering strong sales and giving us robust earnings guidance for the next quarter. Meanwhile, Align trained more than 2000 international doctors on their systems and processes, a 73% increase versus the previous quarter, which explains why their international business is on fire. That's why Align Technology, Henry Schein and Dentsply Sirona have been beating the averages, and I think they'll continue to do so.
With the rise of Instagram and Snapchat and selfie culture in general, people want to have the best possible smile they can, which means more adults are getting braces. Having healthy, non-crooked teeth is a pretty universal sign of prosperity, so as more and more people in developing countries join the middle class we see rising demand for dental services.
. We'll probably be going right now for tax reform.
The policy needs to adapt to a changing market. We wanted to highlight the larger issue: We represent 30,000 workers in the refining industry.
We'll probably be going right now for tax reform.
Today is a great day for our country, what happened on the floor is a victory for the American people. Let's just for a moment breathe a sigh of relief for the American people.
This is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us, myself included, will need time to reflect how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better. I told him that the best thing I think to do is to pull this bill and he agreed with that decision.
This is pretty exciting for us, yesterday our anniversary, today a victory for the Affordable Care Act more importantly, for the American people. Tomorrow is the fifty first anniversary of Rev Martin Luther King Jnr saying in a speech…that of all of the forms of inequality, inequality in healthcare is probably the most inhumane.
I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us we will take time to reflect on how we got here, what we could have done better…This is a setback, but it is not the end of the story.
ObamaCare will remain the law of the land until it's replaced. We're going to be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future. We came really close today, but we came up short. I spoke to the president a little while ago and I told him the best thing I think to do was to pull this bill, and he agreed with that. I will not sugarcoat this; this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. The president gave his all in this effort. He did everything he possibly could to help people see the opportunity we have with this bill. He really has been fantastic.
We were very close, it was a tight margin. We have to let Obamacare go its own way for a little while.
I think that what's interesting is to see the way the Trump victory has been used by Mr Verhofstadt, by Mr Juncker saying, the Americans are leaving Europe, therefore we have to have our own European army, oh and they want nuclear weapons now as well.' Actually Mr Trump does not want to withdraw from Europe at all, he just wants NATO members to pay their fair share. I would view the full development of a European army with its own foreign policy and its own nuclear weapons actually as being something potentially quite dangerous.
Obamacare is the law of the land. We are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future. Yes this does make tax reform more difficult. But it does not in any way make it impossible. We will proceed with tax reform.
I think we have to let Obamacare go its way a little while.
We came really close today, but we came up short. I will not sugarcoat this. This is a disappointing day for us. I don't know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land. It'll remain law of the land until it's replaced. We're going to be living with Obamacre for the foreseeable future.
I love the Greeks. We'll see what happens. Yes.
We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. Now, in three months time, we tried to go to a governing party.
We just pulled it. I don't blame Paul.
I would say that we will probably start going very very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform. That will be next. I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard.
I think the Trump administration is going to roll over the opposition groups and it will be done. This pipeline will give the Canadian sands a better net back. It's cheaper to use a pipeline than rail or truck. Their break-even just got lowered, and their economic incentive just improved. One thing you can say is that over the last 10 years, the North American E and P producer knows how to respond to economic signals. If there's a dollar to be made, they're going to get at how to make it. The Keystone pipleline will certainly give them the opportunity to make a buck.
The committee seeks additional information ... that can only be addressed in closed session.
He "never said repeal and replace it within 64 days. I love the Greeks. We'll see what happens. Yes.
The ball's sort of in their court. The choices they make are going to determine what happens to the marketplace.
The administration could do everything from actively undermining the law to trying to reshape it to moving it in a more conservative direction.
I hope that doesn't have to happen.
That's like inheriting an overseas war, and deciding you let your own soldiers get killed because you didn't elect to enter that war.
There always has been an individual market made up of entrepreneurs who own small businesses, and farmers and ranchers, and it's sort of mandatory that there be policies available to them.
He owns it now, because he could take many steps to stabilize things.
I don't see enough reforms that will actually bring down the premiums.
Thanks to this law, more than 20 million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance. Thanks to this law, more than 90 percent of Americans are insured – the highest rate in our history. Thanks to this law, the days when women could be charged more than men and Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage altogether are relics of the past. America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act.
The House will be voting on the American Health Care Act, the current vote is scheduled for 3:30.
I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the story.
I don't think you tie any of these together. There's a huge appetite for tax reform.
I have not talked to the president. I talk almost daily to [Defense Secretary James] Mattis, to [national security adviser H.R.] McMaster, to [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats, to all of his national security team. We are close and old friends. I'm not positive who the president listens to. ... Who drives the tweets at 6 a.m.? Let's get to the subject which is the uncertainty about the president of the United States.
I'm pleased to announce the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. It's going to be an incredible pipeline, the greatest technology known to man or woman. This will very significantly reduce American dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs right here in America. The fact is that this USD 8 billion investment in American energy was delayed for so long, it demonstrates how our government has too often failed its citizens and companies over the past long period of time.
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.
Hey, we could have done this. But we couldn't get one Democrat vote, not one. So that means they own Obamacare, and when that explodes, they will come to us wanting to save whatever is left, and we'll make a real deal.
I think the market is going to wait till they get some final word on it one way or the other. If this is emblematic of something that Republicans have been campaigning for seven years now and they can't get it done, it doesn't bode well for the next item, which is tax reform.
We were very close. It was a very, very tight margin. We had no Democratic support. I've been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we could do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode. It's exploding right now. The best thing that could happen is exactly what happened – watch. It's enough already. You can't pretend and say this is a win for us.
We have given [Congress] every reason to fulfil the commitment they made to the American people. Everything is out there. These members have to make a decision. You can't force people to vote. At the end of the day this isn't a dictatorship.
The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
Such actions are in breach of international law and they must stop.
Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice. If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel's conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories.
There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement. This obsessive focus on Israel must end.
The president has been working the phones and having in-person meetings since the American Health Care Act was introduced.
I hope that Trump is going to learn from this that he has no choice except to be the chief legislator. Trump has to start with the American people and come back to Congress. He can't start with arcane congressional procedures and go to the American people. That is exactly backward.
We need to get 216 people to agree with each other to write legislation, not 210, not 215.
We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now in three months' time we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things. We have even more agreement on the need and the nature of tax reform on funding the government, on rebuilding the military, on securing the border.
They were there all along. It's not like this bill created them.
To have a process that said there's going to be Part 2 and Part 3 goes against the spirit of where we are now.
We have the chance now to change the whole configuration of global politics, and that's what Marine is pushing for…nothing good will come of us acting like globalists. Marine will stand up for her country's interests but she also understands that the world is multipolar and that you need to have a dialogue with different countries.
I'm not interested in who said what, when and where. What someone says in private doesn't necessarily reflect their politics, and if you look at American citizens, Trump was supported by a huge number of women.
Putin, Trump and Le Pen all stand up for their countries' interests but they understand very well that cooperation and dialogue with each other's countries can correct the mistakes that the Obama-Merkel-Hollande axis made–really serious mistakes like allowing for terrorism, an economic crisis, and a refugee crisis. They can fix all that.
I'm sure she will win in both the first and second rounds.
With her as president of France, the EU can escape the crisis it finds itself in.
I think investors are of the belief that Trump is just going to pivot to taxes. I think it's a pivot from what we saw on Tuesday.
I know a lot of people are saying this will foreshadow the battle there, but I think there's a lot more support on that end.
I think what Trump did by saying that they are going to take a vote and if it doesn't go they will move on to the next item is kind of a positive thing, because I think the more important things are fiscal stimulus and tax reform.
If this goes on the back burner, and they start addressing corporate tax rates or infrastructure, that would be a positive for the market because the administration is not going to look at this and say, Hey, this thing is going to take a while.' They want to win. So they will go on to something that they could get through more quickly, which will be beneficial to the market.
If the Republicans cannot settle their own conservative-moderate division on healthcare then that divide will be exacerbated for any other issue they attempt.
President Trump is getting very good media coverage in Pakistan. When people look at the elements of his foreign policy platform, the signals for the new administration are all seen as positive developments.
It's your country, your choice.
Every Republican president since Teddy Roosevelt has experienced a recession in their first term in office, with all but one of them having it happen in the first two years in office, so there is a historical precedent for some concerns.
Tax reform is something the president is very committed to.
After some high-fiving, a drink or two and wiping away their tears of joy, Democrats should reflect on what opportunities the GOP health-care fiasco has opened up. President Trump despises failure and will now be famished for a “win.” That gives Democrats the chance to make some deals.
It is every bit as disruptive as if a very active business was allowed to come into this residential neighborhood.
I started screaming. If you happen to miss that moment before the spaces get filled, you're dead. We were a nice, quiet residential community and we've become a neighborhood where people take pictures. It said, Welcome to Kalorama, we know you're going to love it – we have.
We're just a little story in a cosmic, bigger story, which is the whole Trump phenomenon and how they push their way around. You have people coming and going. You have three or four, sometimes five, SUV's that are very big and that aren't from the neighborhood.
They've completely taken over the whole street – as if they have the authority!
Are you kidding me? This is the adult child of the president. Sometimes there are 10 cars out here.
When Ivanka moved in, we were all excited to shine a spotlight on our pretty neighborhood. I felt friendly, there was a friendliness.
We were very close. Now we're gonna go for tax reform. Which I've always liked.
I think that there must have been a very strong pushback from the White House about the nature of Monday's hearing. It's hard to come to any other conclusion about why an agreed-upon meeting was canceled.
Doesn't know what he's talking about. Here at this fence, people keep crossing every week.
A hallmark of the GDPNow forecasting methodology is its avoidance of subjective adjustments, but in this instance we believe some role for judgment is warranted, particularly with regard to the international trade assumptions.
We are increasingly confident that the manufacturing sector is poised to contribute meaningfully to overall economic activity over the next several quarters.
There's a pretty clear signal the bond market is sending, which is that facts aren't being priced in by the market.
When you've got unbridled enthusiasm, people get excited about stuff, and then it runs up against fact. The sentiment could change in a heartbeat as soon as a small group of facts conflicts with the sentiment.
Despite the durables disappointment, we continue to think most of the weakness in Q1 GDP is transitory and will rebound in coming quarters.
John McCain rebuked Trump's foreign policy in Brussels and singled out his chief strategist as a bad influence.
Today is a great day for our country. It's a victory, what happened on the floor is a victory for the American people, for our seniors, for Americans with disabilities, for our children, for our veterans.
Walls won't halt immigration.
Sometimes, we've had people in our gardens who are trying to cross over. This area has been dangerous for years. We've had murders and kidnappings. But one learns to live with it.
He said he'll have to get all the documents he requested from the (intelligence community) about this before he knows for sure.
I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated out.
You need to put flesh in there.
That was not in our view in the public interest and we resisted that. We strongly objected to the cancellation of this hearing.
There's politics on both sides of this, and I'm trying to navigate as best as I can.
In certain agencies morale is pretty low, and some people are deciding that they've had enough. At the same time there is little inflow with respect to hiring because the freeze in place.
The beauty, is that they [Democrats] own Obamacare. So when it explodes they come to us, and we make one beautiful deal for the people.
We just didn't quite get consensus today. We came very close, but we could not get a consensus, which is why I thought the wisest thing to do was pull the vote. We will try to help [the ACA] along and prop it up, but it is so fundamentally flawed I don't think that's possible. I'm sure they may be pleased right now, but when they see how bad this thing gets...I don't think they're going to like that either.
Our investment-friendly policies, along with the administration's overall regulatory approach, are already producing results.
If the vote goes through, it will give markets the confidence that the administration can continue to move forward with their policies. I think it's how quickly they can get to corporate tax reform and repatriation so that the markets can again focus on fundamentals and look at corporate earnings growth, which we see as the key driver as always.
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There are numerous other uncertainties that suggest anything but a smooth course ahead for implementing the much anticipated tax reform reflation programme. We still expect a much smaller tax cutting programme simply due to the inability to agree on how a large programme could be financed... The Trump reflation trade could still reverse course in a more meaningful way, resulting in dollar weakness.
Financial markets are in wait-and-see mode...although there is an underlying sense of optimism after Donald Trump...declared Congress should accept the changes or live with Obamacare, paving the way for government to refocus its attention on tax reform.
It's a great day for American jobs. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
She "didn't know what to do with myself. I just said, I'll get back to you.
This bill is pure greed, and real people will suffer and die from it.
After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents in New Jersey. In addition to the loss of Medicaid coverage for so many people in my Medicaid-dependent state, the denial of essential health benefits in the individual market raise serious coverage and cost issues. I remain hopeful that the American Health Care Act will be further modified. We need to get this right for all Americans.
We'll have to see. See what happens. No. Yes.
Everybody's got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say, because a lot of times they say, No, no, the lower 25 percent that can't afford private.' But I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not.
In a hyper-partisan political climate, it's actually an accomplishment to write legislation this unpopular. I've never seen, since I've been in Congress – and this is the fourth president I've served with – I've never seen a president as deep and involved and engaged on passing the signature legislation as this one.
The government's gonna pay for it.
When was the last time there was a perfect bill passed out of congress? It doesn't exist. Now is the time to pass the vote. Are you going to stand with our President Trump or are you going to stand with Obama and Obamacare.
I've never done something like this before. I've been reluctant to invest anything emotional into politics because of the gridlock. But Trump has the power to do a great deal of unjust harm. I've realized it's important that I make noise.
There was a lot of confusion and sadness. People were openly weeping in the office. I've never seen that before at work. When Trump was elected, I no longer felt I had a leader in the government. I have to look away from my president.
It's a great day for American jobs.
For a long time I've called for France and Russia to resume cultural, economic, and strategic relations, especially now when we are facing a major terrorist threat. It's now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump.
I'm pleased to announce the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
It's going to be an incredible pipeline. Greatest technology known to man or woman and, frankly, we're very proud of it.
In my district, right now there is a lot of misunderstanding about what it is we are doing, and once we get it done, and then we can have the chance to really explain what's in it.
After careful deliberation, I cannot support the bill and will oppose it. I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans, particularly for low-to-moderate income and older individuals. We have an important opportunity to enact reforms that will result in real health care transformation – bringing down costs and improving health outcomes. This legislation misses the mark.
Mr. Trump will learn very fast that the EU is not a bunch of 27 grocery shops, where you knock at the door and start doing business. Instead, it is something grand, if we stick together and continue to act together.
We perhaps need Europe, but he too needs Europe. So it is a two-way street. If he thinks he doesn't need Europe, it is a lose-lose situation. But is now important for everyone to go for a win-win situation.
With Donald Trump to the West, and Vladimir Putin to the East, Marine Le Pen clearly appears to be the least isolated of the presidential candidates.
I'm here to tell you, don't fear the robots.
One hike here or there is not the issue.
We'll see what happens.
We're working out the final details as we speak.
It's a great day for American jobs and a historic moment for North America and energy independence. It's going to be an incredible pipeline.
I have not talked to the president.
This is a most serious issue. The question is how significant were those ties.
This significant accomplishment allows us to expand our ability to serve our students and continue our innovative approach to higher education.
The case that we've been trying to make is that we already don't have enough resources to do the work that needs to be done.
UNCF strongly urges you to reconsider these reductions, which threaten college opportunity for low-income students at HBCUs and other institutions.
The Senate will not like this bill.
There are numerous other uncertainties that suggest anything but a smooth course ahead for implementing the much anticipated tax reform reflation program. We still expect a much smaller tax cutting program simply due to the inability to agree on how a large program could be financed... The Trump reflation trade could still reverse course in a more meaningful way, resulting in dollar weakness.
There's no question we have left everything on the field.
I didn't say that. I was referring to a newspaper. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy. The next day they have a massive riot, and death, and problems.
It's better to get it right than to get it fast.
There's a little bit of a balancing act.
Part of the reason that premiums have spiked out of control is because under Obamacare there were these mandated services that had to be included.
In fact I'm optimistic.
I look so much like my dad. I feel like my dad and Sean Spicer had a baby, and it's me. Which makes it even stranger.
The speaker has done everything he can. You can't force people to vote.
We're the legislative body last I looked, not the president.
Too many people on our team feel like we have team members that are not, they're deserting us.
Depending on how they break, it's like this might not even be close. I'm not predicting anything but that's how I'm looking at it. I'm taking my refuge in the impacts on my district in Nevada.
At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last summer, Jake Sullivan and I took to our golf carts one afternoon to make the rounds of the television networks’ tents in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center. It is standard for presidential campaign staffers to brief networks on what to expect during that night’s session. .
There’s a war breaking out in the House Intelligence Committee over the unfolding Russia scandal. And in a weird way, the evident desire of the chairman of that committee to protect President Trump may only be increasing Trump’s problems.
TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long overdue project with efficiency and with speed. We're working out the final details as we speak. It's going to be an incredible pipeline, greatest technology known to man or woman. And frankly, we're very proud of it.
I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president-elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated out.
When it explodes they [Dems] come to us and we make one beautiful deal. It's enough already. Many of you came in on the pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare. I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don't get this done.
We have to do some soul-searching internally to determine whether or not we are even capable of functioning as a governing body.
We believe strongly in global stock diversification. The catalyst to buy is not there until the politics clear up.
We find very few places in which international markets look expensive today compared to historical valuations.
Investment returns go in cycles, don't forget that. The best opportunities are in markets that have gone through significant pain. You need two things: cheap stock prices and economies that are improving.
That's up to the House to count their own votes.
Niggas is fake rich/ Bitches is fake bad/ Blacks that act white/ Whites that do the dab. Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk/ Tell 'em God comin'/ And Russia needs a replay button, y'all up to something.
For President Trump, the best outcome of today’s health-care vote would be its defeat. Instead of slipping deeper into the quicksand of “repeal and replace, ” Trump can blame Congress and move on to tax reform and infrastructure investment, where there are powerful constituencies that will support him and political points to be scored. Trump isn’t policy-smart, but he is politically savvy and undoubtedly regrets tying his political fortunes to such a frail reed. When he said a few weeks ago that he never knew health care was so complicated, it had probably already dawned on him that the issue was all pain, no gain.
We'll see what happens. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
It's going to be an incredible pipeline. Greatest technology known to man. Or woman. And frankly, we're very proud of it. I hope you don't pay your consultants anything because they had nothing to do with the approval. In fact, you should ask for your hundreds of millions of dollars back that you pay them because they didn't do a damn thing except give you a no vote, right?
Nothing is more essential to the American economy than access to a secure and reliable source of energy. Canada is that source.
Keystone was stopped once before, and it will be stopped again.
We greatly appreciate President Trump's administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative. We look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure.
Having women at the table is incredibly important, not just for the numbers and for representing our country and equality, but also that they're able to get things done in a unique way. Based on your own experiences, you can relate more and immediately see the unfairness of a problem that others are experiencing.
During the health care debate, [Sen.] Debbie Stabenow's sitting at a table during a somewhat boring negotiation on the Finance Committee. And one of the male senators said, Well, I don't know why we would need maternity benefits in here. I've never used them. Why would they be mandatory?' And she says, I bet your mother did.
. He's calling for a straight repeal of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health law, despite the long odds of ever getting the Senate to go that far.
The fundamentals of copper were sound enough for this to not make much of an impact.
The market is beginning to price out the probability that we could get this big infrastructure spend from Trump. If he had such a difficult time getting this through, how will it go when things turn to the budget, infrastructure spending and tax.
There are questions we have for Director Comey and Admiral Rogers probably that they couldn't answer in a public setting. That didn't happen.
There must have been very strong pushback from the White House.
Today President Trump, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), moderate House Republicans and Freedom Caucus Republicans risk their jobs, their credibility and their agenda. How could this have gone differently, without the potential for political self-immolation? Consider some alternative scenarios.
My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.
What I've read seems to be some level of surveillance activity, perhaps legal, but I don't know that it's right and I don't know if the American people would be comfortable with what I've read. This is information that was brought to me that I thought the president needed to know about incidental collection, where the president himself and others in the Trump transition team were clearly put into intelligence reports that ended up at this White House and across a whole bunch of other agencies.
You've been waiting for a long, long time. It's a great day for American jobs, and a historic moment for North America, and energy independence. This announcement is part of a new era of American energy policy that will lower costs for American families, . . . reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs.
The gaps between the public's proposed budget and the Trump administration's budget are quite substantial, especially when it comes to military spending.
We do not make this decision lightly, but given the uncertainty of these new travel restrictions and when they may come into effect, if at all, we strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border. For the trips that will be continuing – should students with the appropriate documentation be denied entry to the U.S. for no legitimate reason, the entire trip will return to Toronto and will not proceed.
Never became the major, much less the sole, means for developing a comprehensive and coordinated national approach to space.
He has disregarded decades of precedent where the acting chair's job was to maintain the status quo. He is one of the most active acting chairs in anyone's memory.
We will free you to be the best bankers you can be, free you to help rebuild our economy and free to be successful. Yes, we will honor your success, not vilify it, and let freedom ring again.
I don't want a seat at the table. I want the table. Profit is not a four-letter word, you're supposed to be profitable.
We never did loans for people who could not afford it. We are a community bank. Everyone is our neighbor.
I think at this point it's really a 'put-up or shut-up' moment for the Trump administration and what he's done is pretty bold. This is a kind of decision that the market wants to see Trump make and they're giving him the benefit of the doubt on it. One way or the other it clears the deck for tax reform. Trump may very well loose the battle but win the war.
Okay, I didn't mind when you talked dirty to Billy Bush or when you told Russia to hack Hillary's emails, but when you start stealing bits from 'Weekend Update' anchors, it is on.
But, when the guys at Panera talk him up, they admire his toughness, his capacity to stand up to Putin, ISIS, and the Chinese, his willingness to speak his mind, his can-do record of success as a business leader (displayed by his wealth and his reality show). It's (well, misguided) praise of his character and competence, and it is pretty content-free, although they do believe the president gave the Iranians way too much just to get a deal. A tough negotiator like Trump wouldn't have done that!
If Donald Trump were writing this column, it would be the finest newspaper column in the history of journalism. Anyone who thought otherwise would be a dope and a loser and would know nothing about column writing. He's taller than I expected, affable and skilled at commanding a room. Much of what he boasts about relates to his self-proclaimed ability to make deals, and it's not hard to imagine him as a frustratingly tough negotiator.
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. I tend to be right. I'm an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works, . Well I think I will be proved right about that too. We'll see after the committee. When everyone said I wasn't going to win the election, I said well I think I would. You know it is interesting, somebody came up to me and said the other day, the New York Times and other people, you know other groups, had you down at one per cent, well, I said no I think I am going to win, and people smiled.
I'm gonna come after you, but I know I won't have to, because I know you'll vote 'yes.
During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump said he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific.” In February, he assured us he was putting together something “wonderful.” He would cover “everybody,” he said in an interview with The Post. He once bragged that he was the only GOP candidate to promise not to touch Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. He never would give particulars, other than to say he would allow insurers to sell plans across state lines (which has never been feasible since it involves the upfront challenge of setting up a network of doctors).
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. I tend to be right. I'm an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works. When everyone said I wasn't going to win the election, I said well I think I would. You know it is interesting, somebody came up to me and said the other day, the New York Times and other people, you know other groups, had you down at one per cent, well, I said no I think I am going to win, and people smiled.
This would appear either fortunate timing for a successful vote tomorrow, restoring confidence in the Trump reflation trade, and a revival of risk appetite come Monday. Either that or an unfortunate result that leads to more questioning about how much Trump will actually be able to deliver on.
Calls for another flat European open come after last night's US congressional vote on repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) was delayed by 24hrs and US markets a shade lower. This adds to concerns that Trump lacks enough house support (even among Republicans) and that he may struggle to get approval for all the stimulus policies he pledged.
You watch, it will be one of your really fantastic decisions. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent. That seems like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle.
We had a wonderful election, didn't we?
They lost Ryan. And I saw those numbers, and you liked me, and I liked you. That's the way it worked.
Will he finally learn this time? “House Intelligence Committee Democrats said Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) apologized to them Thursday during a closed-door meeting for his handling of revelations about surveillance that potentially could have been collected about President Trump and his associates during the transition period.”.
Remember, they wanted to have their repeal and replace ready when Trump was inaugurated. Now, here we are – they don't have it, again. They're looking for a sweet spot, and they won't find one.
Just today I heard, just a little while ago, that Devin Nunes had a news conference,... where they have a lot of information on tapping. Did you hear about that? Wow. Nunes said, so that means I'm right, Nunes said the surveillance appears to have been ... incidental collection, that does not appear to have been related to concerns over Russia.
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right... I guess I can't be doing so badly, because I'm President, and you're not. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance. I have a lot of respect for Judge Napolitano, and he said that three sources have told him things that would make me right. I don't know where he has gone with it since then. But I'm quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.
I was in my trailer and it was on the Universal lot. … So the phone rings in my trailer, which it's never done before. … I lift up the phone: 'Hi. It's Donald Trump here.' I said, Really? What? Can I help you?
I sure hope so, or we'll have the opportunity to watch a unified Democratic caucus impeach Donald Trump in two years when we lose the majority.
A great American, Kurt Cochran, was killed in the London terror attack. My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.
The dollar is likely to struggle as global investors gradually realize that the U.S, can still produce policy gridlock even with one party holding the White House, Senate and House. Moreover, the euro is looking more appealing, with the growth gap with the U.S. not as wide as previously thought and the euro having lost some of its political risk premium as European voters edge away from local Trump wannabes.
I don't know if you want to call this, on Trump's part, a rookie's error, but you don't find a day and say we're going to pass a bill. You build your consensus in your caucus, and when you're ready, you set the date to bring it to the floor. Rookie's error, Donald Trump. You may be a great negotiator – rookie's error for bringing this up on a day when clearly you're not ready.
In an interview, President Kersti Kaljulaid says Trump must stand up to Moscow.
You've never had a better administration for the gun industry than Obama. And now, never a worse one for the gun industry than Trump.
With respect to Trump, we see that as a potential influencer for application growth, but there are so many positive influencers that people need to pay attention to.
Republicans are moving full speed ahead with President Trump on the first pro-growth tax reform in a generation.
I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show the president elect and his team were at least monitored and disseminated out. We know there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower.
It's going to be an incredible pipeline, greatest technology known to man or woman, and frankly we're very proud of it. I know Russ, you've been waiting for a long, long time and I hope you don't pay your consultants anything because they had nothing to to do with the approval. In fact you should ask for the hundreds of millions of dollars back that you paid them because they didn't do a damn thing except get you a 'no' vote, right? It's a great day for our company and a great day for the workers who are going to be put to work.
I sure hope so, or we'll have the opportunity to watch a unified Democrat caucus impeach Donald Trump in two years when we lose the majority.
We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country.
You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being – you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. No, no, I like Ted Cruz, he's a friend of mine. But that was in the newspaper. I wasn't, I didn't say that. I was referring to a newspaper. A Ted Cruz article referred to a newspaper story with, had a picture of Ted Cruz, his father, and Lee Harvey Oswald, having breakfast. Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy. The next day they have a massive riot, and death, and problems.
We'll have the opportunity to watch a unified Democratic caucus impeach Donald Trump in two years when we lose the majority.
Today, the House is voting to repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare. We'll see what happens. It's going to be a very close vote.
No one knows America like truckers know America. Every town, every forest, from border to border, from ocean to ocean.
We aim to determine who has leaked or facilitated leaks of classified information so that these individuals can be brought to justice. We do have people in the last Administration, people who are burrowed in, perhaps all throughout the government, who clearly are leaking to the press. And it is against the law. Major laws have been broken. This was information that was brought to me, that I thought the President needed to know, about incidental collection, where the President himself and others in the Trump transition team were clearly put into intelligence reports.
This far preceded Donald Trump even being a candidate. This is my third year in the district. Our first incident happened my first year.
Our job is not just to teach [students] how to read, write and do arithmetic, but to teach them how to get along in the world, and that this kind of behavior is not okay. This preceded Donald Trump even as a candidate. But this election kind of took the lid off something that was kind of.
I do really believe that the election has minimal to do with that.
That's unacceptable. But they're most likely doing that for a joke.
We were already hearing from teachers as they really struggled to figure out: How do you teach about an election that looks more like a reality show than an election? There's certainly data to suggest that bullying has become politicized. I cannot remember another presidential candidate who has done that. And many teachers say, this is new. Trump presents as a bully, and so he's mimicked as a bully.
I'm not going to comment on every tweet I send.
I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours.
I quoted the judge the other day. I have a lot of respect for Judge Napolitano, and he said that three sources told him things that would make me right.
I guess I can't be doing so badly because I'm president and you're not. I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right.
I can't be doing so badly because I'm president, and you're not. So, that means I'm right. Who knows what it is? You know, why, because somebody says 'incidental'. (We) were under surveillance during the Obama administration following November's election. Wow. I don't know where he has gone with it since then. But I'm quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks. Why do you say that I have to apologise? When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. It is just a good description. What I'm talking about is surveillance.
We have a great bill and I think we have a very good chance.
I think there is still a realistic chance that President Trump will decide not to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement. I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that. I don't know what's going to happen, but I think there's still a chance that he will not pull out of the Paris agreement. The state of California. The state of New York. Quite a few other state governments now have the bit in their teeth and they are moving much faster than the former President Obama's Clean Power Plan would have had moved anyway.
It’s 2020. Kamala Harris finishes a close second in New Hampshire, beating expectations that Elizabeth Warren would sweep her neighboring state (and its shared media market). Harris roars into South Carolina, where she suddenly leads in the polls with a message of repudiating what she calls the Trump administration’s dangerous foreign brinksmanship.
We should not be too concerned with the risks of the negative impact of the Trump administration.
While we consider Donald Trump to be a populist, we have more questions than answers about him and are using these other cases to assess him against by seeing if he follows a more archetypical path or if he deviates from it significantly.
I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not. The country believes me. I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. When everyone said I wasn't going to win the election, I said well I think I would.
If Trump is wrong, it is only a matter of time until he becomes right, at least in his own head.
When this fight began, the danger Keystone posed to the climate was clear. Since then we've had the three hottest years ever measured on our planet. That clearly means little to Donald Trump, but it means a lot to the millions of us who will continue to gather in resistance to an overheated future.
First of all, I think there is still a realistic chance that President Trump will decide not to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement. That decision has not been made. But there is an active debate in his inner circle. I have some visibility to that debate, I don't know what's going to happen, but I think there's still a chance that he will not pull out of the Paris agreement.
Americans were told that Obamacare would bring down prices and increase options. You were told that you could keep your plan and keep your doctor. You were given many, many false stories. The fact is, you were given many lies. […] Call your local representative, call your senator – let [them] know that you're behind our plan.
Go with our plan. It's going to be terrific.
Go with our plan, it's going to be terrific, you're going to be very, very happy. Call your local representative, call your Senator, let them know you're behind our plan.
I predicted a lot of things. I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. When everyone said I wasn't going to win the election, I said well I think I would. I have articles saying it happened. Now remember this. When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. Because a wiretapping is, you know today it is different than wire tapping. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance. ... Devin Nunes just had a news conference. Now probably got obliterated by what's happened in London.
When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance.
I didn't say that. I was referring to a newspaper.
The New York Times had a front-page story, which they actually reduced, they took it, they took it the word wiretapping out of the title, but its first story in the front page of the paper was wiretapping. They then dropped that headline, and they used another headline without the word wiretap, but they did mean wiretap.
I'm quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.
I make the statement, everyone goes crazy. The next day they have a massive riot, and death, and problems.
I'm quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks. The New York Times had a front-page story, which they actually reduced, they took it, they took it the word wiretapping out of the title, but its first story in the front page of the paper was wiretapping. They then dropped that headline, and they used another headline without the word wiretap, but they did mean wiretap. When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance. I didn't say that. I was referring to a newspaper.
GSA changed the position it held before Trump took office.
Serious wrongdoing could go unpunished. If President Trump wanted to make sure that the SEC would have a hard time in going after his Wall Street friends, it seems to me you would be the perfect SEC chair.
Let's actually look at what CNN reported: They reported that anonymous U.S. officials have told them that information indicates that [associates] of the campaign and suspected operatives coordinated, which they admit is not conclusive of anything bordering on collusion. There is probably more evidence that CNN colluded with the Clinton campaign to give her debate questions than the Trump campaign gave any kind of collusion.
The intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.
Under my presidency, we will accomplish complete American energy independence.
It's important to realize how we got to Obamacare in the first place, back in 2009 and 2010, House and Senate Democrats forced through a 2,700-page health care bill that no one read and no one understood. They ignored the public, they ignored the voters, and they jammed a massive failed health care takeover right through Congress.
It looked like a mini tantrum. Trump has made the House vote his own now so he has a lot at stake. My guess it will pass the House. If not, markets will be shocked and it won't be pleasant.
He's the first time you have a real independent. He's turned against the Republican Party, and he's vehemently against the media, justifiably so to some degree, and I find this a very significant novelty. I see significant changes and significant new approaches. Trump and Bernie Sanders stuck out because he's authentic. And it's mysterious how Trump is getting away with literally everything. I see it with great, strange fascination. Very, very unusual. In my profession, you have to know the heart of men. I have taken less than 10 aspirins in my whole life.
Passage of the American Health Care Act vote is relevant for tax reform, but likely not in the way that markets and many observers may believe. A failure of President Trump and House Republicans to deliver on this one of two stated objectives this year would not signal the death knell for fiscal stimulus, in our view. Republicans could fail to enact the current [or any] version of repeal and replacement of Obamacare, but nonetheless achieve some notable measure of changes in the current tax code this year that may stimulate the economy.
Indeed, we posit that a notable retreat in financial markets on a 'no-vote' might provide greater incentive for Congress to accomplish tax reforms and implement some degree of infrastructure spending before calendar-year end. If House Republicans and President Trump can rebound from the setback of an AHCA 'no-vote' by quickly focusing all resources on tax reform over the spring and summer months, then markets probably will be reinvigorated.
This is a dangerous bill. It's written by people who don't know what the hell they're talking about. It is so big, so complicated, that I doubt that any member of Congress on the Republican side has even read it. I know the people in Trump Tower have not read it.
That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but it also means exchanging ideas and best practice. I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing more important things over the last 24 hours. What I do know is that the Threat Level in London and across the country is 'severe'. That means that an attack is highly likely.
I have not seen anything like it. It is very disturbing. I think the president can obviously express his views and emotions, but nothing has changed since the director of the FBI said there was no evidence that Trump Tower had been 'wiretapped.
I'm not going to respond to a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. I've been doing far more important things over the past 24 hours.
This is potentially a poisoned pill. If they don't pass it, Trump looks incompetent. If they do pass it, they're going to have to answer to their constituents in 2018. People who are getting a tax break in this bill are wealthy, and people who are losing health insurance in this bill are poor and disabled … That's going to be very hard to spin in poor districts, which many Republicans represent, in the 2018 mid-terms.
So this whole narrative that this is the Trump trade, the reflation trade, … it just doesn't work for this year because most of those areas that would benefit, outside of financials, they're not rallying. For me, it's much more, … whatever it takes to get the key indicators I look at to get oversold enough.
I want to thank for support on healthcare. I know you had a big problem on Obamacare, everybody does – so welcome to the crowd. We'll see what happens; it's going to be a very close vote. They know it's no good – everybody knows it's no good. It's all politics. It's a good deal and I think we have a good chance.
Trump has discovered something about epistemology in the 21st century. The truth may be real, but falsehood often works better.
There are prominent people on the right opposed to Trump who are looking for a chance to excommunicate anyone allied with him from the right.
There is sense that [Fox News], Breitbart and other such media outlets played key roles in putting Trump in the White House. Thus, these outlets now matter in ways that wouldn't have mattered had the Democrats kept the White House and more seats in Congress. Left-leaning observers and even moderates must now recognize the power of the conservative media in ways that were once overlooked.
After the vote results came in last November, many Russians close to the Kremlin celebrated. “Our Trump” - or #TrumpNash, as they tweeted - had been elected president of the United States. Few in Moscow expected Donald Trump to win, but many Russians wanted him to win, including Vladimir Putin. The Russian president so passionately supported the Republican candidate and despised Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that he brazenly tried to influence our presidential election. As FBI Director James B. Comey described on Monday, the Russians “were unusually loud in their intervention, ” violating our sovereignty by meddling in one of our most sacred acts as a democracy and not seeming to care if they were exposed. The Russian theft and then publication of private data from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta produced a significant impact on our electoral process. The DNC chair was forced to resign and Democratic supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became more enraged at Clinton, causing many of them to stay home on Election Day. Clinton’s image was damaged continuously by daily media coverage of these stolen emails. Of course, many factors combined to produce Trump’s victory, but Putin’s intervention most certainly played a contributing role.
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. Hey, look, in the meantime, I guess I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not. When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes. Because a wiretapping is … today it is different than wire tapping. It is just a good description. But wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance.
Well, that was in a newspaper. No, no, I like Ted Cruz. He's a friend of mine. I wasn't, I didn't say that. I was referring to a newspaper. A Ted Cruz article referred to a newspaper story with – had a picture of Ted Cruz, his father, and [suspected JFK assassin] Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast. Brexit, I predicted Brexit, you remember that, the day before the event. I said, No, Brexit is going to happen,' and everybody laughed, and Brexit happened. Many, many things. They turn out to be right.
We'll see after the committee. I have people say it was more than that. We will see after we have. I said, no Brexit is going to happen, and everybody laughed, and Brexit happened. Many many things. They turn out to be right. Well, he just got this information. This was new information. That was just got. Members, of, let's see, were under surveillance during the Obama Administration following November's election. Wow. This just came out. So, ah, just came out. Why do you say that I have to apologize? I thought it was, I thought it was a disgrace that they could write that.
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right. I tend to be right. I'm an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works. Who know what it is? That's the story. Hey look, in the meantime, I guess, I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not. You know.
Wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance. I guess, I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not.
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I'm not going to respond to tweets by Donald Trump. What I will say about this is the threat level in London and our country remains the same: it's severe. That means according to experts an attack is highly likely. The commissioner who just retired said last year that as far as an attack was concerned it's a question of when not if. Thankfully the police and the security services and the emergency services practise for such incidents. One I'm afraid has happened yesterday. The response from the police and the emergency services has been superb.
This week, while attention was focused on the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings, President Trump announced his first pick for a lower court. On Tuesday, the president announced his intention to nominate the Honorable Amul Thapar, a federal district court judge in Kentucky, to an open seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Judge Thapar is a former U.S. attorney and was the first person of South Asian descent confirmed to an Article III court.
That's not what Trump ran on. He ran on helping the little guy.
I don't think anybody should listen to me because I haven't really focused on it very much. My inclination would be to get out, because you know, just go it alone.
I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think that maybe it's time, especially in light of what's happened with the craziness that is going on with immigration, with people pouring in all over the place I think that Britain will end up separating from the EU.
Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places. There is something going on and it's not good, where they want Shariah law, where they want this, where they want things that – you know, there has to be some assimilation. There is no assimilation. There is something bad going on. You go to Brussels – I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago, so beautiful, everything is so beautiful – it's like living in a hellhole right now.
Americans were told Obamacare would bring down prices and increase options. You were told that you could keep your plan and keep your doctor. You were given many, many false stories, the fact is you were given many lies. Go with our plan, it's going to be terrific.
I somewhat do. I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found.
I don't want to get into specifics but I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of an investigation. The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct, which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or he's going to act as a surrogate of the White House. Because he cannot do both.
The intelligence community incidentally collected information about American citizens involved in the Trump transition. From what I know right now it looks like incidental collection, we don't know exactly how that was picked up, but we're are trying to get to the bottom of it.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday accused U.S. spy agencies of