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Don’t laugh: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland isn’t entirely wacky – Washington Examiner

Friday, August 16, 2019

President Trump’s idea of buying Greenland from Denmark probably has a slimmer chance of happening than hitting an iceberg at the equator. But the suggestion shows constructive, creative thinking, and it’s an intriguing idea. At 836,330 square miles, Greenland is almost precisely the size of Alaska and California put together. It is rich in coal, zinc, copper, and iron ore. Perhaps even more important, it could have significant strategic military…

The Media are mum on the virulently anti-Semitic group behind Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s since-canceled Israel trip – Washington Examiner

Friday, August 16, 2019

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s since-canceled trip to Israel was sponsored by Miftah, a furiously anti-Semitic group that supports Palestinian terrorists and the destruction of Israel. The group also publishes Neo-Nazis and believes that Jews used the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover. You would never know that about the sponsoring group from following the press’ coverage this week of the congresswomen’s fight with the government of Israel….

Trump reportedly ‘anxious’ about possible recession – INSIDER

Friday, August 16, 2019

President Trump has been “anxious and apprehensive” about the prospects for the US economy amid signs of a global economic slowdown, reported the Washington Post Thursday citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the Post, Trump administration economic officials are not planning for the prospect of a recession out of concern that it could help precipitate a crash. President Trump baselessly claimed in a tweet Thursday that: “The Fake…

Israel Advocates Are Afraid of Losing Bipartisan Support in the U.S. – The New York Times

Friday, August 16, 2019

Israel’s stance, he said, has made his task harder: “In our hyperpartisan world, the friend of my enemy is my enemy, and to the extent that Democrats look at Trump as the enemy, if they see Israel and the Netanyahu administration as operating hand in glove, that gives them real pause.” Mr. Netanyahu has long made clear his affinity for the Republican Party. His relations with former President Barack Obama…

5 questions about Donald Trump’s interest in buying Greenland, answered – CNN

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Trump aides look into U.S. purchasing Greenland after directives from president – The Washington Post

Friday, August 16, 2019

Damian Paletta Colby Itkowitz August 16 at 8:48 AM President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said. The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t serious, but Trump has mentioned it for weeks. The two people with knowledge of the presidential demand spoke…

Israel will allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter country for humanitarian visit – CNN

Friday, August 16, 2019

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‘Not for sale:’ How Greenland and Denmark are reacting to Trump’s apparent interest – The Washington Post

Friday, August 16, 2019

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, icebergs are photographed from the window of an airplane carrying NASA Scientists as they fly on a mission to track melting ice in eastern Greenland.(Mstyslav Chernov) Rick Noack August 16 at 6:57 AM BERLIN — President Trump faced a fierce European backlash to his reported interest in acquiring Greenland from Denmark on Friday, as some lawmakers compared the idea to colonialism….

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protests – CNN

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein’s gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell spotted at In-N-Out Burger in first photos since his death – New York Post

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s former gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell isn’t holed up in her British manor or summering on the Massachusetts coast. The Post found the socialite hiding in plain sight in the least likely place imaginable — a fast-food joint in Los Angeles. Maxwell, 57, the alleged madam to the multimillionaire pedophile, was scarfing down a burger, fries and shake al fresco at an In-N-Out Burger on Monday while reading “The…

The Surge: Elizabeth Warren won the Iowa State Fair. – Slate Magazine

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Donald Trump eyes U.S. buying Greenland: Report – Washington Times

Friday, August 16, 2019

First Alaska, now Greenland. President Trump has set his sights on America purchasing another ice-covered Arctic territory, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Citing “people familiar with the deliberations,” the Journal reported that Mr. Trump has “repeatedly expressed interest” in purchasing the autonomous territory from Denmark. While the Journal cautioned that, according to its sources, Mr. Trump has spoken of buying Greenland “with varying degrees of seriousness,” it also has…

Trump Is Said to Ask: Can We Buy Greenland? – The New York Times

Friday, August 16, 2019

President Trump has been urging aides to explore a way to buy Greenland from Denmark, according to three people familiar with the discussions. His interest in Greenland began last year. At a meeting that spring in the Oval Office, he joked about buying Greenland for its resources, according to a person who was in attendance. In the year since, the president has repeatedly returned to the topic, asking aides if…

Basic facts about Epstein’s suicide elude investigators 5 days later – CNN

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Donald Trump reportedly wants to purchase Greenland from Denmark – The Guardian

Friday, August 16, 2019

Donald Trump is fond of bragging about his conspicuous wealth and buying power, plastering his name over buildings and gilding the elevators of Trump Tower. But his latest reported aspiration is on the extravagant side, even for him: to purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Wall Street Journal, the US president has “expressed interest” in buying the expansive icy territory and has asked his aides to explore the possibility….

Mollie Hemingway: ‘People need to understand the seriousness of efforts to go after Israel’ – Fox News

Friday, August 16, 2019

Video Israel denies Reps. Omar and Tlaib entry amid Trump pressure Freshman congresswomen blocked from entering Israel; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ all-star panel. The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway defended Israel’s right to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country Thursday, saying it’s important not to tolerate the BDS [Boycott, Divest, Sanction] movement. “They were coming, not as an outreach mission…

Governing by grievance, Trump wields official powers against political enemies – The Washington Post

Friday, August 16, 2019

Toluse Olorunnipa August 15 at 7:34 PM By pressuring the Israeli government to bar entry by two members of Congress, President Trump once again used the power and platform of his office to punish his political rivals. It’s a pattern that has intensified during the first two and a half years of Trump’s presidency, as he has increasingly governed to the tune of his grievances. The president has grounded a…

Trump’s Green New Deal: President reportedly considering buying Greenland – AOL

Friday, August 16, 2019

This land is your land, this land is … Greenland? President Donald Trump has on multiple occasions discussed trying to buy the country of Greenland, the Wall Street Journal reported. Trump has with “varying degrees of seriousness” expressed an interest in trying to purchase the icy 811,000 square mile island in the North Atlantic, according to the Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations. Greenland is an autonomous Danish…

Watch: Trump shows off red cap with updated campaign slogan during rally – Fox News

Friday, August 16, 2019

Video Donald Trump on his new campaign slogan Donald Trump on his new campaign slogan President Trump showed off his signature red cap emblazoned with a new campaign slogan during a rally Thursday in New Hampshire. The president began by asking the packed Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester whether they wanted him to keep his 2016 tagline, “Make America Great Again,” or introduce a new, updated slogan. “Do we give…

What can a tiny bone tell us about Jeffrey Epstein’s death? – USA TODAY

Friday, August 16, 2019

CLOSE Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and allegedly sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida. USA TODAY The investigation into disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death could hinge on a minute bone in his neck that in the past has shed light on whether a cause of death is a suicide or a murder. Epstein’s autopsy reportedly showed multiple broken neck bones, the…