General Kelly

Whatever happened to General Kelley? Last week for the umpteenth time they were sure he’d be gone, like when he signed up for a second term even though they said he was just “hangin’ in there” to finish his first year. So who did they think was commander-in-chief: Mr Trump, General Mattis, General Kelly or someone else in the Pentagon?

So why the fuss?

On my street, near the Durham, Ontario region where USA’s GM makes GM cars like my Buick and the Cadillac across the road, all the other cars on my block are Asian Hondas, Toyotas, Mazdas, Nissans and Hyundais. And where ever I drive I rarely see a GM vehicle, just Toyotas and those speedy Hondas in a hurry.

Whose transgender plan is before Supreme Court?

Trump announced in March that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs.

This morning November 24,2018 CP24 television reported the US supreme court to be reviewing Donald Trump’s intent to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Some time ago I read online that Secretary of Defense, Mattis had sought to ban those with gender dysphoria from serving in the military.

From Fox to AP With the Same Link

President Says Chief of Staff ‘Will Move On’…

Despite what Drudge and Fox want you to see on Nov. 18 in this deceptive use of quotation marks, Mr. Trump really said in the Fox reported interview linked to “will move on” is “move on”:

Trump definitively told Wallace that Chief of Staff John Kelly will “move on” at some point, even as he claimed there was still some chance Kelly will stay with the administration through 2020.

Today November 19, 2018 the AP report linked to the Drudge statement ,” President Says Chief of Staff ‘Will Move On’…” is

“There are a couple of things where it’s not his strength. It’s not his fault it’s not his strength,” said Trump, who assed that Kelly himself might want to depart.

Look between the closed quotation marks “”. In today’s November 19’s AP version they do not enclose Trump’s saying that Kelly might resign his post as chief of staff. Yesterday’s November 18 Fox version quotes only the phrase “move on”.

“With friends like that”

For weeks if not months, articles by various journalists nearly every day predicted that General Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, would not finish his first term because Mr. Trump disagreed with him. Today after signing on for a second term without pundit apology or reasons for their erroneous prediction, another suggestion that Kelley would leave shortly, like Mr. Sessions, appears in today’s Drudge Report in an article by a Fox media man. That suggestion is a link to the Fox article:

President Says Chief of Staff ‘Will Move On’…

Trump definitively told Wallace that Chief of Staff John Kelly will “move on” at some point, even as he claimed there was still some chance Kelly will stay with the administration through 2020.

The link is misleading because only the phrase “move on” is quoted from the interview as words spoken by The President near the end of the lengthy article about tactics resulting from the Acosta decision, then why Pakistan hasn’t deserved United States funding and concluding with President Trump’s saying “there was still some chance Kelly will stay with the administration through 2020.”

The Russia Investigation

Today I read the first plausible explanation of the much vaunted/ridiculed probe of President Trump  being conducted by Mr. Mueller.

The article by Tom Burman in Saturday’s, November 10, 2018 Toronto Star seems plausible because its key reference is Mr. Trump’s declaration of bankruptcy, followed by solvency that from my media reported perspective never made sense; I thought that once you were bankrupt you were bankrupt. Mr. Trump says that his unexpected bankruptcy and sudden solvency were the result of his clever use of US bankruptcy law. But Tom Burden of the Toronto Star says that Trump was saved from bankruptcy by the Russian mafia then made President of the United States by the Russian secret service.