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You don’t have to like Trump to acknowledge the obvious

Bernard Goldberg

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The stock market is booming. Consumer confidence is soaring. The unemployment rate is falling. The economy is getting more robust every day. And President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have just hit a new low.

Congratulations, Trump. You are the president of a loyal base whose members adore you. The bad news, Mr. President, is that almost no one else does.

According to a new CNN poll, just 35 percent of Americans approve of the way the president is handling his job. Fifty-nine percent disapprove. The poll was taken before Congress passed the new tax law, so he may get a bump in the next round of polls. But it’s unlikely to be more than just a bump. The economy is already barreling ahead — and that hasn’t done much for his approval numbers.

So what’s going on? I’m not exactly going out on a limb to suggest his low approval numbers have a lot to do with his tweeting, his bluster and his pettiness. In short, a lot of Americans think he’s temperamentally unfit for office.

But you don’t have to admire this president, or even like him, to acknowledge the obvious: that more than a few journalists — like most other liberal Democrats — won’t rest until he’s out of office.

Trump thinks they just make stuff up to hurt him — or at least that’s what he says. Who knows if he actually believes it. His loyal base believes it and that may be all he needs to keep the “fake news” narrative going.

But here’s another explanation: Contrary to popular belief, journalists are only human and so, from time to time, they make mistakes.

But mistakes, if they’re really just that and not something more nefarious, should go in both directions. Funny, but when reporters make mistakes about this president, they all seem to go in just one direction — the anti-Trump direction.

If these were simply honest errors, some of them, just by chance, would help the president. But they don’t. So what should we make of it?

To say journalists have a liberal bias and detest this president isn’t exactly breaking news. When it comes to Donald Trump, a lot of journalists figure if the sun rose in the east today, he must have done something wrong and they’re going to prove it. So they let their journalistic instincts lapse; they let their guardrails down. Instead of being skeptics, they become gullible patsies, taking in all sorts of later discredited information peddled by anonymous sources — as long as it makes the president look bad.

They put out false information about collusion with the Russians, for example, because they want to believe that he conspired with his pal Vladimir Putin to rig the election. Collusion, after all, could lead to impeachment, the holy grail.

And if, heaven forbid, you criticize them for sloppiness or for going overboard, you’re accused to being a Trump sycophant who wants to put a stake through the heart of the First Amendment and democracy itself.

But how would these same journalists respond if it were Barack Obama or President Hillary Clinton who was under investigation by a special prosecutor who loaded up his team with Republican donors? How would they react if a lead FBI investigator texted his mistress that candidate Clinton “is a (expletive) idiot” and that they needed an “insurance policy” in case she somehow won the election?

We know how they’d react: They’d say the deck was stacked against the Democrat. They’d be outraged. And for good reason.

Yes, Donald Trump, with his egocentricities, his thin skin, his unnecessary quarrels with critics, and a lot more, gives the media plenty of ammunition to use against him. It’s as if he’s saying, “I just loaded the gun for you reporters who hate me; here it is; ready, aim, shoot me.”

Still, there are times when I wonder why he wastes so much time and energy beating up on the press when, thanks to their not so hidden contempt for him, they do such a good job beating up on themselves.

Distributed by Creators Syndicate

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NRA’s Chris Loesch Tried to Get Me Fired from My Job

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You can’t make this up: Chris Loesch of the NRA called up the US Secret Service and tried to get me fired from my job, because I criticized the NRA and his wife for being hypocrites.

Seriously — he actually has been calling the Secret Service up over and over again looking to get me fired. I’m not sure why, as a private citizen that like millions of other people that dislike the NRA, I am a target.

Here’s the problem: I haven’t worked as a consultant for the Secret Service in 20 years, and no longer have anything to do with them whatsoever. Calling them up is only going to annoy them, because I’m neither an employee or contractor.

Still, it raises questions why Chris Loesch would target me of all the people out there to get “fired” from his job? I can only assume its because I’m a visible progressive Jew and he’s such a snowflake that he needs to threaten people with exposure to get his way.

However, this is what the NRA does: they threaten people with violence and exposure to hurt them on a day to day basis. That’s when they aren’t molesting their own kids.

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Trump’s Doctors Concerned about His Drug Use Affecting Brain

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As we previously reported, Trump has a history of drug abuse, including an addiction to a drug that causes serious mental issues when used over long periods of time. We have now learned that his doctor has asked him to cease taking Propecia, a drug used for balding men to grow more hair as they are worried it’s hurting his health.

Propecia, a simple daily capsule, may help the president preserve his famous hairline. His New York physician, Harold N. Bornstein, had confirmed this with the New York Times, as did the White House.

A source says that this isn’t the first time that Donald Trump was asked to stop taking the drug, and earlier in his Presidency ceased taking the medication after concerns were expressed by his family. However, he immediately started another prescription “within weeks” after worrying his hair was falling out.

What is the problem with Propecia? According numerous studies and articles, it can cause “brain fog” which prevents users from thinking clearly and functioning normally, and often can even perhaps accelerate Alzheimer’s in patients.

“The FDA-approved pill has been called into question, with emerging research and a slew of lawsuits suggesting that finasteride may be more dangerous than previously believed,” reported Men’s Journal. “Users report that its side effects — inability to orgasm, painful erections, chronic depression, insomnia, brain fog, and suicidal thoughts — can last long after patients stop taking the pill.”

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Best Friend Omarosa Says Trump Is Suffering From Undeniable ‘Mental Decline’

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Omarosa worked in Donald Trump’s White House and now claims he’s anything but a stable genius. She says that his brain is in mental decline in a bombshell new book.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman has known Donald Trump for years, from appearing three times on The Apprentice to working inside the president’s White House. She was unceremoniously canned from her position of communications director for the Office of Public Liaison in Dec. of 2017 and now she’s written a book about her time working for the president. In an exclusive excerpt obtained by the DailyMail.com from her upcoming book Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, she says the believes his mental health has been in decline since he became our nation’s 45th president

Omarosa, 44, referred to a May of 2017 interview that Trump did with NBC’s Lester Holt and writes that “While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain. His mental decline could not be denied. Many didn’t notice it as keenly as I did because I knew him way back when. They thought Trump was being Trump, off the cuff.”

“For the Lester Holt interview, I watched it on a small TV in the upper press room (the lower press room was built on top of the old swimming pool and turned into the briefing room) by the press secretary’s office,” she writes. “Throughout this erratic and contradictory interview, I kept thinking, ‘Oh no! Oh no! This is bad!’ Donald rambled. He spoke gibberish. He contradicted himself from one sentence to the next.”

While Omarosa has harsh things to say about her former boss, she warned fellow contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in Feb. of 2018 that Vice President Mike Pence is even scarier. “Can I just say this? As bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” she told her housemates. “We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became President, that’s all I’m saying. He’s extreme.”

She added, “I’m Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”

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