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Stop Whining about Trump’s Vacation
This week, Ed’s talking about all the week’s most important news – but first, the show opens with all the social media criticism of the President’s 17-day working vacation at his Bedminster resort in New Jersey. To the user who tweeted this was Trump’s 45th time on the golf course since taking office, Ed says, “I don’t buy that – and when he is, you always see him doing presidential business on the golf course. When Obama was on vacation, he was on vacation all the time.” Ed points out that Obama golfed with celebrities like Jay-Z, while President Trump golfs with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe. Plus, there’s an eye-opening fact courtesy of McClatchy News Group: Over the course of 8 years, Obama’s presidential vacations cost we the taxpayers $85 million! “I know we pay for all this stuff, but I think the Obamas just milked it,” Ed says. “He took advantage of it.”
This “Short, Fat Guy” in North Korea that Bill Clinton Gave Nukes To
Next, it’s on to the threat from North Korea this week. The rogue nation claims it will be firing four nuclear missiles toward the island of Guam, which is a U.S. territory and home to two of our military bases. Of the President’s now-infamous “fire and fury” comment, Ed says, “That kind of talk doesn’t bother me at all. I’m tired of all the diplomatic stuff,” and agrees with those who say seems like this is the kind of thing that Kim Jong Un understands. “Sometimes Trump’s a little brash, but I prefer that to blowing smoke up our butts like Obama did.”
Plus, there are indications that Mattis, Tillerson and others in the cabinet may be advising the President to talk tough to “this short, fat guy” in North Korea. On this week’s show, you’ll hear a respected analyst say that – and, you’ll hear our own State Department’s confirmation that all departments of the government are speaking with “one voice.” As the second half begins, Ed talks about what history has taught us about countries threatening nuclear war – and speaking of history, a reminder about who gave North Korea the ability to create nukes in the first place (hint: his name is Bill Clinton – and if you didn’t know about that, you’ll hear the televised proof on this week’s show).
McConnell’s “This Line of Work” Comment, the Manafort House Raid & the Liberals Who Love Leakers
As the second half rolls on, Ed’s talking about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comment that this President is “new to this line of work” and that’s why he doesn’t understand that repealing legislation like Obamacare takes time. “Well, maybe that’s not the best way to do things,” Ed says. “Just because this is how it’s always been done doesn’t mean that’s the way it’s supposed to be done.”
Next, we’re talking about the report that the home of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was raided by the FBI last month after he has already turned over hundreds of pages of documents to congressional investigators related to the president’s campaign and Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Senator Richard Blumenthal can barely contain his excitement, telling NBC’s Andrea Mitchell this is clear evidence of a crime. “The only crime that was committed is that Hillary Clinton didn’t win,” Ed says. “That’s what all this is about.”
Ed continues, “Why didn’t they do a pre-dawn raid at her house, or Huma Abedin’s house, because she was on payroll at the foundation and that holdings company while she was also at the State Department…finding ways to funnel all this money back into the Clintons’ pockets?” Don’t miss the second half, because there’s a lot to listen to this week – including how all the liberals who love leakers (like Dan Rather, for example) only find it patriotic because this is a Republican administration.
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