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Carlos Ponce

The AP story cited by Kris Graves is another biased Anti-Trump hit piece from Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward. It contains more Liberal propaganda than fact checking.

It must have been a slow news day. No AP report of the anti- Ayatollah protests in Iran. No mention how the people of Iran were told to walk on painted on American and Israeli flags - but many refused. No mention of the roaring crowds who greeted President Trump and his wife at the Super Dome in New Orleans before the LSU - Clemson game with cheers. I guess if it isn't anti-America or anti-Trump, the AP doesn't bother with it.

Jim Forsythe

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/trump-cheered-loudly-at-college-football-title-game/ar-BBYVccD?ocid=spartandhp

Carlos Ponce

So, Jim.... MSN but not Galveston County Daily News? So Jim does not blame the AP but the editors of the GCDN for selecting only anti-Trump articles for print. Interesting.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, as you said "No AP report" I did not know that you were saying only AP articles in the GDN were acceptable.

One AP article I did get from the GDN. GDN tends to run AP stories about Business and sports. This is what I prefer, as I can get the rest of the news else where.

Carlos Ponce

By the way, the article is titled "Trump cheered loudly at college football title game". The crowd cheered and yelled "USA, USA! " and "FOUR MORE YEARS, FOUR MORE YEARS!"

Side note: An actor named Vince Vaughn shook hands and spoke with President Trump at the Game.(GASP!) Now the Left is upset! So the left doesn't expect civility from actors? They didn't like when Ellen Degeneres was with President GW Bush either.

Jim Forsythe

Anger in Iran Over Jet's Downing; Gunfire Disperses Protests

By The Associated Press

Jan. 13, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government's attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets.

Carlos Ponce

Again, not in print in this paper. Jim is really rubbing it in to the GCDN! By the way, this article was submitted yesterday but the events have been going on for FOUR days. But no mention of making them walk on American and Israeli flags..... We get it Jim. You blame the GCDN editorial staff but not the AP.

NOTE TO GCDN EDITORIAL STAFF: Jim Forsythe wants to select more than just anti-American, anti-Trump AP stories to print in the paper. Jim shows us it's available but you're not printing it. There's so many good things this administration has done but if you read only this paper you'd never know. Is your political bias showing.

Thank you, Jim!

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, aas you said "No AP report" I did not know that you were saying only AP articles in the GDN were acceptable.

One AP article I did get from the GDN. GDN tends to run AP stories about Business and sports. This is what I prefer, as I can get the rest of the news else where.

Jim Forsythe

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

By NASSER KARIMI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press Jan 14, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran last week.

Carlos Ponce

Point proven Jim but you can't hold the GCDN for something that was just released prior to print run. This has been going on FOUR days, you know.

Jennifer Lawrence

Well said Kris! I believe there is a very large “silent majority” in this country-more diverse than they would admit-that is consistently backs Trump. It will show up in the polls again. Media in general is losing their ability to influence anyone because it is so terribly one sided.

Carlos Ponce

The Left demonized candidate Trump in 2016 so members of the "silent majority" either did not vote or voted third party. They have since learned Trump is not the demon Leftist pundits, politicians and press portrayed.

Randy Chapman

You are exactly right; there is a huge, overwhelming silent majority that the press dismisses. In November, they will be heard and heard loudly. We can only hope that all those that were going to leave the country if Trump won in 2016 will finally keep their word.

Bailey Jones

Kris, I'm glad you have a president who so fully represents your values and aspirations. I remember what that's like.

Carlos Ponce

Since none of the Democratic candidates fit his values and aspirations, I believe Kris is happy with that assessment. As for me, I cannot vote for a party which condones children sacrifices.

Bailey Jones

I'll gladly extend my gladness to you, Carlos. Of course, I'll be voting Molech/Baal in 2020. Or maybe that goat headed guy - it's hard to decide.

Carlos Ponce

So Bailey will be "voting Molech/Baal in 2020." Probably posted facetiously but in reality truthful.

Charles Douglas

I will tell you one of the things that is scaring the [censored] out of the Democrats! It is the polls showing the increase of African-Americans and Latinos who will be voting for TRUMP this time around. Their sham techniques.... keeping minorities subdued with their hands out to be filled with social give-aways programs are all but over. There are many organizations and groups working inter-cities, and minority neighbourhoods all over this nation who are informing the people of what Trump is doing for them. These outreach efforts by people like Candnce Owens seems to be highly successful, and very effective, because polls are ranging from sixteen percent into the thirties, for African-Americans support for President Trump now. These numbers have Democrats walking in WET BOOTS!!! You can see the improvements taking place because of the fair balanced reporting of Fox News, and the hard work of Candance Owens and many others smart young people along with African-American activists carrying the good news! Figure for 2016 was only eight percent support for Trump by African-Americans. Democrats are so desperate they are siding with Iran, a terrorist nation against President Trump. They along with the FAKE NEWS in this country sided with a known KILLER OF AMERICANS ...who Trump just extracted from the battlefield just because they hate The President more than They love America! They care nothing about this country! They want to stimy America's growth, open up our borders, kill it's fossil fuel industries, jobs, and factories, in the name of climate change. America has made more improvements in clean air and water than anyone else. China and India, two of the worst polluters have done nothing! They have a third rate BARTENDER from New York, and a TERRORIST sympathizer from Minnesota running the House of Representatives and who hates Israel with a passion! They say dumb things like, " SOME PEOPLE DID SOMETHING," & ..."THE WORLD WILL END IN TWELVE YEARS!"

Maris Helfrich

I'll add my comments here next to Bailey.... The two letters are certainly written by folks with "rose-colored glasses", and I find myself totally befuddled and frustrated by this kind of stubborn denial of the facts of the Trump Presidency in its corruption with regard to Russian influence, the articles of impeachment (supported by such credible witnesses ....lifelong patriots of the U.S.),obstruction of Congress, support of the Alt-Right, disregard of facts of Climate Change, and environmental protections, failing immigration policy, disregard of our Allies in Europe, etc. etc., and above all, it is the hate and negativity that he spews in his "tweets" against his "enemies" and opponents....downgrading respected members of our government and dividing the country. He is NOT a unifier; he divides our country. This should really scare those who support him and yet the effects of this hate and destructive behavior seems not to be important. A "good economy" albeit important, pales in the face of Trump's glaring faults and failing Presidency!

Carlos Ponce

Climate change, etc. ? Really? Oh well, consider the source. Get used to saying PRESIDENT TRUMP until 2025 !

Charles Douglas

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Gary Miller

Maris> You are correct that Trump is dividing America. His division is between citizens who love America (conservatives) and subjects who hate America (progressives). Conservatives have had two years of learning why no progressive should ever be elected for anything.

Jim Forsythe

Progressive Republicans is an organized response against the extreme right’s take-over of the Republican Party.

Bailey Jones

Gary, I think that if progressives really hated America, we'd be as happy as Putin is to have Trump in the White House, and like Putin, we would have helped to put him there.

Charles Douglas

Every charge, every hoax, every crooked effort hatched out in the dark by the LEFT .. meant to destroy, and dislodge Trump from the Oval Office, fails miserably, and falls through the crack! No matter what pops up, and the LEFT swears that will be President Trump's Waterloo or his end, Trump come forth with the absolutely most brilliant move to counter the situation for his advantage! With that said,.....allow me to say one more time until somebody gets it, "You can't hurt who GOD is HELPING, ....and You cannot CURSE WHO GOD is BLESSING!" God made specific promises to Israel, and TRUMP is helping ISRAEL, and not hurting them, by not obtaining from voting for them in the United Nations like the last Aministration did. He is not making stupid deals putting Israel in danger or jeopardy, like the last Aministration did. He is not using taxpayer funds to finance organized groups to oust BB NETANYAHU, Israeli Prime Minister from office like the last Aministration did! Trump's name is golden in Israel, they are naming things after him. He has been proclaimed the best friend in the White House Israel ever had! To this I say to the Democrats, don't quit....keep trying, but know this, Yall are wasting yall's time! L ololo. You cannot buck God, ask Goliath! He also was another one who did not understand who he was fighting. One day he said, " I defy the armies of Israel..send out a man to fight me!" Well sir, David the least of the sons in the house of Jesse went out and corrected his ignorance before killing the giant with a slingshot! David told him, " You have defiled the armies of the LORD!" After that, it was over!

Carlos Ponce

"Progressive Republicans" is an oxymoron.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey posts, " I think that if progressives really hated America, we'd be as happy as Putin is to have Trump in the White House, and like Putin, we would have helped to put him there." Since the Socialist Democrats resemble the ideology of Communists in Putin's Russia, I seriously doubt that.

Bailey Jones

Carlos, your characterization of Russia's economy is no better than your understanding of Democratic Socialism. Russia is an oligarchy - exactly the opposite of what any Democratic socialist holds most dear. (But perfectly consistent with the rising power of billionaire class in Trump's America.)

Carlos Ponce

Putin is a member of the United Russia (Единая Россия) party. "According to the party's 2003 political manifesto, The Path of National Success, the party's goal is to unite the responsible political forces of the country, aiming to minimize the differences between rich and poor, young and old, state, business and society. The economy should combine state regulation and market freedoms, with the benefits of further growth distributed for the most part to the less fortunate." Sounds more like the Democrats of this country than Republicans.

Bailey Jones

lol. You'd have to be pretty stupid to believe anything Putin says. Really, really, earth shatteringly stupid. Or maybe just vote for someone who believes him.

Carlos Ponce

Whatever, Bailey. Bottom line, the Socialist Democrats are closer in political philosophy to the Party of Putin.

Jim Forsythe

As the 2016 campaign wore on and his statements on Putin began to attract more scrutiny, Trump changed course, denying having ever met the Russian president.

Donald J. Trump- 18 Jun 2013 Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?

Oct. 17, 2013--Trump tells David Letterman that he’s done “a lot of business with the Russians” and says they are “smart” and “tough” and that they don’t look “so dumb right now.” He calls Putin a “tough guy” and says that he “met him once.”

May 27, 2014--Speaking at the National Press Club, Trump says he spoke “indirectly and directly” with Putin at Miss Universe.

”I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.”

July 27, 2016--Trump tells a local Miami CBS affiliate that he has nothing to do with Russia and has never met Putin, saying, “But I have nothing to do with Russia, nothing to do, I never met Putin, I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever.”

Carlos Ponce

Is this the best you've got, Jim? There's a difference between a personal one-on-one conversation with someone and a brief encounter. Candidate Trump said "directly and indirectly". I know what that means. Apparently you do not. I've addressed an entire stadium of people. I spoke to them and chances are I encountered quite a few of them. Does that mean I met them?

Carlos Ponce

Jim doesn't get it. I can't fix that. This came up in 2016. Nobody really cared. Post again when you have something interesting. This is one huge yawner. Take a hint from Rhett Butler's famous line, "Frankly....". And neither do most Americans.

Jim Forsythe

You are talking for Carlos, and not the large group that thinks that it important that a President has to be truthful in his life.

One may not agree with a President, but not being truthful is never acceptable from any President. Why would he lie about a fact that is easy to verify, because that is the way he has done it all his life..

As you would dismiss anything bad about Trump, you comment was expected from you and the other base trump supporters.

Carlos Ponce

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Jim Forsythe

“met him once.”

Oct. 17, 2013--Trump tells David Letterman that he’s done “a lot of business with the Russians” and says they are “smart” and “tough” and that they don’t look “so dumb right now.” He calls Putin a “tough guy” and says that he “met him once.”

"One time

In a 2015 interview with conservative talk-radio host Michael Savage, Trump was asked again point-blank whether he'd ever met Putin.

"Yes," Trump said. "One time, yes. Long time ago."

"Got along with him great, by the way," Trump added.

Not just Putin, but also numerous Russian leaders.

Trump said he'd met numerous Russian leaders when he'd been in Moscow for the pageant

"I got to know so many of the Russian leaders and the top, top people in Russia," he said.

By 2016, Trump's story had changed completely. At a July 2016 press conference, at the height of the general election campaign, Trump denied ever having met the Russian leader.

"I never met Putin, I don't know who Putin is," he told reporters in Florida. "He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said, 'Thank you very much' to the newspaper, and that was the end of it. I never met Putin."

July 2016 Starts to change his tune and trys to say he never met putin , but he is on record of doing do.

"Never spoken to him. I don't know anything about him other than he will respect me," Trump added.

STEPHANOPOULOS: "Yet you said for three years, '13, '14 and '15, that you did have a relationship with him."

TRUMP: "No, look, what — what do you call a relationship? I mean he treats me..."

STEPHANOPOULOS: "I'm asking you."

TRUMP: "with great respect. I have no relationship with Putin. I don't think I've ever met him. I never met him. I don't think I've ever met him."

STEPHANOPOULOS: "You would know if you did."

TRUMP: "I think so."

STEPHANOPOULOS: "I mean if he..."

TRUMP: "Yes, I think so. So I've — I don't think I've ever met him. I mean if he's in the same room or something. But I don't think so."

STEPHANOPOULOS: "I just want to clear this up, because you did say on three different occasions you had a relationship with him. Now you say there is not."

TRUMP: "Well, I don't know what it means by having a relationship. I mean he was saying very good things about me, but I don't have a relationship with him. I didn't meet him. I haven't spent time with him. I didn't have dinner with him. I didn't go hiking with him. I don't know — and I wouldn't know him from Adam except I see his picture and I would know what he looks like."

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, I found a song for you.

https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2019/09/23/2684451303848101347/640x360_MP4_2684451303848101347.mp4

Bailey Jones

Awww, that's sweet, Carlos. And all I got for you is a couple of articles of impeachment.

Carlos Ponce

Feel Free to share. Question: Did you start dancing during the song?[wink]

Charles Douglas

Couple of articles of impeachment? REALLY? Well sir, we will see your 2 articles, and raise you 1 Acquittal, and Loss of the Majority in the House! 2 Major Treaties with China and A barrel full of renewed respect from Iran, along with 2 more Red Lines in the Middle East, & three DEEP STATE indictments! You still playing....[beam]

Charles Douglas

Truth be told Trump reminds me of General George Patton! A Thinking General! Trump is a thinking President with lots of favor from God & Man! He ran against 17-18 opponents in 2016, consisting of the Bush dynasty on the RIGHT, and the Clinton power machine on the LEFT! Now the most powerful country on the face of the earth tried to take him out, and could not! A country with the most powerful military, best spy networks, best Intel's, best clandestine intelligence operation on the planet, and nobody could lay a glove on the Man! Check this, these folks are losing sleep at night wondering why this man is still standing!!!!! I'm elated ...that they have no idea!

domenico nuckols

Trump and his family are going to jail

domenico nuckols

Carlos How many times have you gotten behind your keyboard and resisted some one to vote?

Carlos Ponce

Trump's not going to jail.

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