Friday, March 2, 2018

Politico: California braces for Trump’s ‘border wall hallucination tour’

Mod: The Trump Crazy Train is about to make its first visit to California since his White House occupation began more than a year ago. One thing you know for sure. When Donald comes to visit it is going to be nuts.

California braces for Trump’s ‘border wall hallucination tour’ (Politico link): Donald Trump’s California supporters are “ecstatic” that the president will be making his first official visit to the state next month. But his March trip to San Diego to advance construction of a border wall is also firing up progressive activists who are determined to make him feel unwelcome.

The White House confirmation of Trump’s visit to view border wall prototypes — the preeminent symbol of his immigration policy — comes amid widespread anger on the left related to a series of immigration raids and arrests launched this week throughout California, home to an estimated 2.2 million undocumented immigrants.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, which spanned from the Central Valley throughout Northern California and resulted in more than 150 arrests on Tuesday, intensified anger and political resistance to the administration in a solidly blue state where the president is already deeply unpopular.

“I have full faith that my Southern California Latino community will give Trump’s border wall hallucination tour exactly the respect it deserves: Nada, nunca, forget it,’’ said Gloria Nieto, a veteran Democratic LGBT activist in Santa Cruz. “Considering how much this administration has allowed unfit employees access to information which is a real threat to our country’s safety, this continued charade feeds a false narrative about the dangers we face. Mexicans trying to find work to feed their families are an empty threat.”

Advance reports of the raids prompted mayors like Oakland’s Libby Schaaf to push back against the administration by announcing the ICE strategy in advance to warn residents in her city. That move earned her a rebuke from ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan, who, in a statement, called her action a “reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold.”

Trump’s impending visit “makes sense with his converting the U.S. presidency into reality TV,” says Chris Newman, legal director for the Los Angeles-based National Day Laborer Organizing Network – an immigrant rights group. “And if I were the producer of his game show presidency, I would do the same.

“If Trump comes to California, he’ll find that California has built an immunity to the type of fear that he’s pushing,’’ Newman said. “[H]e’s trying to spread venom — and I don’t think it will have the desired effect.”

Trump’s visit to California, the nation’s political ATM, is also about money: In addition to the border visit, the president will also head a Republican National Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles. Sources familiar with the planning say Vice President Mike Pence — who raised $5 million for state House races working alongside Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in his last visit — is also planning a return to help bulk up the coffers of GOP incumbents battling to return to Congress.

But the reaction to the presidential visit so far has focused on a border wall and the administration’s immigration policies. Trump addressed questions about the wall Wednesday in a tweet.

“I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved,” Trump said.

GOP former state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, founder of the California Minutemen Party, and who has made illegal immigration a linchpin of his political career, says he welcomes news of the president’s stop in San Diego as evidence that Trump is a “hands-on” leader who plans to make good on his “signature issue.”

“He can’t strike out on the wall. It has to work, it has to be funded — and it has to get built,’’ said Donnelly, who has launched a primary challenge against Rep. Paul Cook. He said the president’s announcement will reassure his supporters who are worried pressure in Washington will make Trump cave on a key issue. “A lot of hardcore Trump supporters are deeply concerned about this whole DACA thing becoming amnesty,’’ he said.

In the eyes of many conservatives, mayors like Oakland’s Schaff are flaunting the law. So “our supporters are just ecstatic that Trump is coming down to look at the wall,’’ said John Berry, an activist with the Redlands Tea Party Patriots. “It’s beyond insanity that Sacramento idiots are showing they care more about illegals than they do about our own citizens. Trump is coming to rescue the people of California.”

So far, some leading elected officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown have been silent on the president’s plans. But state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, a candidate for U.S. Senate and the author of SB54 — that’s known as the “sanctuary state” bill to further protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation — said he doesn’t intend to be quiet about the White House state visit.

He told POLITICO that “The great thing about California is that we welcome everyone — even a malevolent president who has spent a full year attacking our values, threatening our people and corroding the people’s trust in government.”

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53 comments:

  1. Is Mexico going to pay for it?

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  2. Stocks tanking on trump tariff fail

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    1. The Stock Market Is Being Torched Again and This Time It Makes Perfect Sense
      https://www.thestreet.com/story/14507971/1/stock-market-is-being-torched-again.html

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  3. Trumps visit to Cali? Wouldn't that be funny.

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  4. I am starting to suspect someone close to Trump is shorting the markets, and Trump is purposely pushing the ill-advised tariff policy to make the markets tank. He did it before in 2016 with the Lockheed Martin stock.

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    1. First thing I thought of, too, when I heard stocks tanked due to the unexpected tariffs announcement. Another item to investigate. SEC?

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  5. Dow drops more than 250 points on trade-war worries
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/dow-drops-more-than-200-points-at-the-open-on-trade-war-worries/ar-BBJMiMA

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  6. Trump's Steel Tariff Shakes Global Trade Order, EU Group Warns
    Donald Trump’s plan to curb U.S. imports of steel on national-security grounds threatens the foundations of the World Trade Organization, warned a European industry group.

    “This whole issue can blow up the WTO,” Axel Eggert, director general of the European Steel Association, said in an interview on Friday in Brussels. “This is not about national security. This is about propping up a U.S. industry that isn’t viable.”

    The U.S. president’s pledge to impose a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel risks provoking tit-for-tat retaliation across the globe and a slew of complaints to the Geneva-based WTO, which has never ruled on a dispute involving trade restrictions justified on national-security grounds.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-02/trump-s-steel-tariff-shakes-global-trade-order-eu-group-warns

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  7. Now that Trump believes foreign steel makers are undercutting American steel makers, will Trump show leadership and pay the US government a 25% tariff on all the foreign steel he's used in his buildings over the 25 years or so?

    (Hey maga-guy, have the St Petersburg troll farm masters given you instructions yet on this issue?)

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  8. Kushner family business failed to get financing from Qatar & the country got blockaded a month later
    https://theintercept.com/2018/03/02/jared-kushner-real-estate-qatar-blockade/

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  9. Is trump blaming Obama yet?

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    1. I, but the Tattler troll is

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  10. Obama "owns" the blame for everything that is wrong.
    Lol. Good to read that Tattler bloggers are fixated on the Market.
    I don't mind paying extra for that steel beer can, my investments in the Market are solid.
    Welcome President Trump to California. I will be donating to the Republican National Committee's fundraising during the President's visit.
    Senate President, Ponce de Leon is jockeying for his photo opp's for the Presidents visit, no doubt.
    Politico, for once got the verbiage correct: undocumented immigrants.
    Follow the laws of the United States and thank you #45; build that wall.

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    1. Stock market goes down much more he'll need to hide behind that wall.

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    2. So you are saying that we should give credence to economic and tariff policy analysis from someone like you who believes his beer cans are made of steel? No thanks.

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    3. Lol- you’re the troll that was bragging about your 401k for weeks. Silent about it now.

      Joke’s on you sucker

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    4. Trump crashed the market on purpose. Putin shorted Wall Street and is making billions.

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  11. I know which side of the wall that I am standing, I think you should recheck which side of the wall you support; 9:06am.

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    1. Are you rallying to the burning cross today? Rain must be bumming you out.

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    2. If you’ve locked yourself in the basement again- call 911

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    3. 10:15 - is that basement door the wall you're referring to? You've been on the wrong side of that one for years? Have you tried to get out a window?

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  12. What burning cross? We could use more rain. Just watched Billy Graham's service and in his words his change of address.
    Strong fences make good neighbors.
    Californian's understand hallucinations
    we have the Heights Asbury address that put those trips on the map.

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    1. Big Klan rally on the border when Trump comes to town. Get your mom to take the stains out of your sheets.

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    2. You are so unamerican and unchristian

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    3. I am not sure Jesus would agree with you.

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    4. I always find it amusing when people claim that their bigotry is actually something God told them to do. Someday they will have to explain that one, and I can't imagine that it will be a comfortable conversation.

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    5. It’s not ‘strong’ fences that make good neighbors. The phrase is ‘good fences’. More troll alt BS to justify bad thoughts

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  13. Most of us who post here, with whatever our level of knowledge or experience, would do a better job of being president than Donald Trump.

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    1. Trump’s twitter grammar is as lame as the tattler troll’s.

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    2. I think brain damage is a troll requirement.

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  14. 11:57am. Thanx for the laugh.
    Name of your clan is; thick as a brick or dumb as a rock. Which ever fits in your boxed wall of bigotry.
    President Trump is the best thing that has happened to America in generations.

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    1. Can you tell me something you believe Trump has done well?

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    2. They can, after they receive their talking points from the Kremlin.

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    3. Trump's pals at the Kremlin are busy this week threatening America with nuclear annihilation. Naturally Traitor Trump has said nothing.

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  15. 10:12am. Do not need to brag, just invest.
    Steel and Aluminum factions in how products are delivered have needed change, now it is done. Good job #45, keep America strong.
    The wall will be built using American made products.

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    1. Unlike Trump's hotels. Or the hats and ties he sells.

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    2. Or his wives

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    3. Or his golden showers.

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  16. 12:25pm. President Trump is meeting all of his campaign promises; pay attention, focus like a laser beam on current events.

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    1. Can you name one?

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    2. Sorry pal, he’s not.

      He promised to:

      -investigate Hillary and lock her up. Fail
      -repeal Obamacare. Fail
      -suspend immigration. Fail
      -have Mexico pay for wall. Fail


      I’ll never vote for him again. He lied

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  17. PPD

    https://www.facebook.com/pasadena.now/posts/10156154503528252

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    1. Looks like Pasadena Police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian is heading off for a long stay at Club Fed.

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    2. Pasadena cops are completely immune from legal consequences when it comes to the pathetic city they work for. But if the Feds get involved? Good night nurse.

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    3. 35 years according to the Star News article.

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    4. Any wasn’t some goon on here defending him?

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  18. https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/03/02/pasadena-police-lt-vasken-gourdikian-arrested-suspecting-of-selling-guns-without-a-license-lying-in-statements/

    Federal authorities arrested Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian on Friday morning, suspected of selling more than 100 firearms over a three year period without a license, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.

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    1. Buh bye, Vasken. But what about Chief Sanchez? The guy who signed the paperwork that allowed Lt. Gunrunner to get some his more special weaponry?

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  19. What does the Wharton School of Business say about the clown in chief it "educated?"

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  20. Funny thing about Tim Donnelly is that he probably has more of a criminal record than many of the illegal immigrants that Donnelly villainized. Before Tiny Tim dropped out of University of Michigan, he committed larceny. In 2012, Donnelly took a loaded gun through an airport checkpoint; he received probation with no jail time. Then a few years later, Donnelly was fined for a campaign finance violation. With regard to the larceny, Donnelly pretends that it never happened, even though there are newspaper articles from what it happened many years back. He should have at least taken responsibility for what he did, not deny it like a true Trumper.

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  21. This current (child like) administration should be strike from history books world wide instead claim aliens took over the White House.

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