First Tweets: Individual-1 gets even lazier with his “executive time”

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Short tweets this morning, probably because Trump is focused on traveling to El Paso in order to monger fear with another fly-by lie-fest.

Expect a flurry of idiocy while he’s in the air disinforming about the ongoing Congressional negotiations to avoid another shutdown. Recent reports indicate disagreement on the number of beds available to hold detainees because concentration camps can’t concentrate without enough prisoners.

6:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs El Paso International Airport en route to El Paso County Coliseum

Ted Cruz will be in attendance

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at El Paso County Coliseum

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally El Paso, TX

8:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs El Paso, TX, en route to Washington, D.C.

(CNN) Beto O’Rourke is set to counter President Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso, Texas, on Monday by joining a one-mile march past Trump’s rally and giving a speech across the street at about the same time the President plans to take the stage.

As the former congressman from Texas weighs a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — he told Oprah Winfrey this week that he’ll decide by the end of the month — he is participating in a protest against Trump’s push for a wall along the southern border.
The march, organized by Women’s March El Paso, is being billed as a “March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies.”
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 13: A general view of Parliament Square during protest against US President Donald Trump, on July 13, 2018, in London, England...A giant balloon of "Trump Baby" in a diaper took flight over Britain's Houses of Parliament Friday, kicking off a day of widespread protests against the US leader's controversial visit to the UK. The orange-hued blimp was inflated in Parliament Square at about 9.30 a.m. as a crowd of onlookers cheered. As the air filled the six-meter (20-feet) ballon, it rose slowly into the air. It flew at a height of about 30 meters (98 feet) for two hours, fluttering over Westminster Abbey and high above the statutes of prominent historical figures including Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Millicent Fawcett...PHOTOGRAPH BY Amer Ghazzal / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Amer Ghazzal / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
“In less than a day, activists from El Paso raised enough money to transport the mocking Donald Trump baby blimp to the Texas city in time for the president’s first campaign rally of the year on Monday, which is expected to center on his demand for border wall funding.”…

Local officials have not been pleased with Trump’s interest in their city. “What he’s saying and doing is extremely insulting,” says Peter Svarzbein, one of El Paso’s eight district representatives. He adds that Trump’s message is also damaging to El Paso’s economy at a time when the city is trying to attract professionals and students.

Alexsandra Annello, another district representative, says it was disappointing to hear Trump continuing to mislead Americans. “El Paso has been a diverse, binational, bilingual community,” she says. “And it has been safe long before the fence was put up.”

Trump’s claim that El Paso went from being one of America’s most dangerous cities to one of its safest because of a border fence is entirely false. El Paso’s violent crime rate peaked in 1993 and fell by more than a third by 2006. The El Paso Times reported in January, “From 2006 to 2011—two years before the fence was built to two years after—the violent crime rate in El Paso increased by 17 percent.” El Paso is now one of the safest cities in America.…

adjusting the message

That high bar may be one reason Congress hasn’t been more active in pushing back on emergencies in the past. Another reason is presidents have typically used emergencies in line with congressional intent, said Russell Riley, a presidential scholar at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. But what Trump is contemplating would be different, he says.

“Having gone to Congress repeatedly having not gotten his way with them … you can’t simply throw your hands up and say, ‘Ah, you know my commander in chief powers now will be invoked’ to declare an emergency, said Riley.

For a president whose time in office has been defined by busting norms, and who relishes being different from his predecessors, it would be fitting that Trump could become the first president to have Congress actually vote to terminate an emergency declaration.

A Pennsylvania newspaper said it would stop publishing a popular cartoon after the f-word directed at President Donald Trump appeared in its latest issue.

“Non Sequitur” is a syndicated cartoon by Wiley Miller and is a regular feature of the Pennsylvania publication The Butler Eagle.

Readers were are encouraged to color in the three-panel, black-and-white cartoon, which this week featured a “Bearaissance” character named “Leonardo Bear Vinci.”

But on Sunday, readers spotted a small scribbled message appeared in one of the panels, which said: “We fondly say go f*** yourself…Trump.”…

Bezos just needs to buy the National Enquirer, and either fold it or make all its “catch and kill” information public.

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Lone Wolf

WE fondly say go f yourself…Trump.