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Florida Cases Restoke Chinese Conspiracy Fears

Yujing Zhang, Cindy Yang, and prostitution busts at Chinese spas have planted the seeds for new conspiratorial corruption narratives to bloom.

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Russiagate redux? A few recent stories involving Chinese women, South Florida, and tangential ties to President Donald Trump have planted the seeds for new conspiratorial corruption and treason narratives to bloom.

"There's a new Mar-a-Lago mystery," reported Mother Jones last night. "It involves a Chinese woman who allegedly tried to sneak into President Donald Trump's private club carrying four cellphones, a laptop, and a thumb drive containing malicious software. And it happened on the same day as a scheduled event at the club that was promoted by Cindy Yang, the Trump donor and massage parlor owner who ran a business that offered access to Trump and other political figures. That event was slated to feature Trump's sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau."

The woman with the laptops, Yujing Zhang, first presented Mar-a-Lago security with her Chinese passport and said she was there to use the pool, according to Secret Service Agent Samuel Ivanovich. Zhang later told a receptionist she was there for a "United Nations Chinese American Association" gathering, then told Ivanovich she was there for a "United Nations Friendship Event." Neither event existed.

Zhang was charged with illegally "entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds" and with lying to a federal agent. What's really going on there remains to be seen.

But as of now, any links between Zhang and Li "Cindy" Yang are, as the cop shows say, circumstantial at best. The Mar-a-Lago event Yang promoted did exist, that evening, and was not one of fictitious events that Zhang conjured. Yang's affiliation with the evening event was limited to including it on the GY website as something clients could and might want to attend.

"The previous Mother Jones and Herald stories on Yang caused some national security experts to voice concern about the possible national security implications of Yang's promotion of events at Mar-a-Lago to Chinese citizens," states the Mother Jones article.

Which sounds an awful lot like they're suggesting that simply promoting events there should be off limits for Chinese people, or at least inherently suspect.

Despite dramatic insinuations, there's been no evidence that Yang was actually "selling access" to the president (or other political figures) in any meaningful way. She simply took a few posed photos with Trump, and offered some clients the opportunity to do the same. Her consulting company, GY US Investments, arranged tours, visits, and attendance at an array of political offices, business conferences, and political, networking, and cultural events for Chinese and Chinese-American entrepreneurs. Yang herself was born in China but has lived here for two decades and become a U.S. citizen. Until recently, she ran a chain of massage businesses around the Palm Beach area.

One of those businesses she closed in 2013. It was opened under a new name by a woman with no apparent ties to Yang and, earlier this year, the site of a Homeland Security–assisted prostitution sting that netted Patriots owner (and Trump supporter) Robert Kraft on misdemeanor solicitation charges.

Yang was not tied to those busts, and she is not tied to the woman who just bluffed her way into Mar-a-Lago. And yet some people are quickly weaving a new narrative of shady "influence" with her as some sort of centerpiece.

Last month, congressional Democrats called on the FBI to investigate Yang, even though no one has produced any evidence she's doing anything illegal. If it was a crime to market access to political power, we had better build a lot bigger prisons all around Washington, D.C. And if it's the whole racket that's the problem—well, one can criticize this sort of influence peddling without making an international conspiracy out of it, you know.

We may still find hidden plots and ties here, but those preemptively striking are relying on some heavy, heavy speculation. (Where have we seen something like this recently?)

CNN analyst Samantha Vinograd, quoted in the Mother Jones piece, said the "intel community has said China poses one of the most significant counterintelligence challenges—my money is on the Chinese Govt having at least picked up on [Yang's] access if they didn't direct it."

It looks like some in media are more than willing to turn China into the next bogeyman and ready to cast a new season of shadowy figures.

QUICK HITS

  • The Justice Department is warning against the Oscars excluding Netflix and other streaming service originals from awards.
  • As New York City Councilmember Peter Koo promised to get tougher on massage-parlor prostitution, "dozens of sex workers and their allies gathered just outside police barricades," writes Emma Whitford. "'NYPD out of massage parlors!' they chanted, in English and Mandarin."
  • A judge in Kentucky sided against "a Kentucky high school student [who was] challenging an order that barred him from school because he refuses to obtain the chickenpox vaccine," USA Today reports.
  • Sticker art is cool again.
  • More fodder for speculation about a potential Libertarian Party presidential run from Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) in 2020.
  • A rare note on prostitution decriminalization from the Rhode Island branch of the American Civil Liberties Union:

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  1. It involves a Chinese woman who allegedly tried to sneak into President Donald Trump’s private club carrying four cellphones, a laptop, and a thumb drive containing malicious software.

    Happens to me all the time. She should have tried MalwareBytes.

    1. Hello.

      1. Hello, rufus

  2. The Justice Department is warning against the Oscars excluding Netflix and other streaming service originals from awards.

    Barr really wanted Birdbox to win something. SCARIEST MOVIE EVER.

    1. Why the hell is it the DOJ’s business whom the Oscars do and don’t include?

      1. Antitrust is the excuse. Netflix gets protection. Those with the wrong political beliefs do now.

          1. Better run now, Crusty’s homemade porn can no longer be barred, either.

            1. The writer of the Birdbox got the idea for the movie after visiting Crusty’s neighborhood.

        1. Open their own award ceremony. Fuck, we already know that there is too many award ceremonies. Useless things that they are.

          1. Let’s open our own award ceremony. We haven’t had one since Red Tony had his contest for the worst commenter, which I believe Mikey won.

            1. Which is to say, Mikey has gained a lot of competition since then.

      2. I’m shaking my head. What the hell.

        1. Interstate commerce.

  3. “‘NYPD out of massage parlors!’ they chanted, in English and Mandarin.”

    Po-po need popped off, too.

  4. A judge in Kentucky sided against “a Kentucky high school student [who was] challenging an order that barred him from school because he refuses to obtain the chickenpox vaccine…”

    Next up: same judge sentences student to jail for truancy.

    1. …where said student will be administered the chickenpox vaccine.

    2. Reminds me of a friend who got grabbed off the street by a truancy officer who dragged him to school. My friend had a pocket knife on him, and so they then tried to charge him with bringing a weapon to school.

      Oddly enough, the school ultimately told the officer, no, we aren’t going to do that.

      1. It’s probably much easier these days to find a truant kid through their phone.

  5. I can’t wait for 2020 Chinagate hysteria

  6. Sticker art is cool again.

    Big Razor Scraper is behind this.

    1. It’s the Goo Gone cartel.

      1. Certainly Googone family sounds vaguely mafia.

      2. All the surfaces at the site of every turf battle will meticulously clean. Police will be baffled as to what’s going on until someone clues them in.

        1. That tell-tale citrus smell.

  7. “‘NYPD out of massage parlors!’ they chanted, in English and Mandarin.”

    are they getting more in stock soon, i hope?

  8. More fodder for speculation about a potential Libertarian Party presidential run from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) in 2020.

    Political suicide is painless.

    1. It brings on many changes.

      1. And I can take or leave it if I please.

  9. When will we stop arresting and humiliating women to “protect” them from human trafficking? Yes, fight trafficking where it exists, but the time has come to decriminalize prostitution. https://t.co/afSJQT5W87
    ? ACLU of Rhode Island (@RIACLU) March 30, 2019

    “Those state agents’ guns can be better used pointed at 2A devotees.”

  10. The Republican congressman @mattgaetz says he’ll introduce the “Green Real Deal” tomorrow, which he calls the conservative response to @AOC’s Green New Deal.

    And it’s just one line too:

    “We offer our thoughts and prayers for all those affected by the climate tragedy.”

    1. You joke, but even if what you say is true it’ll be a better idea than the Actual New Green Deal.

    2. Pray the solar ray away.

      1. This better not be a Chinese “joke”.

        1. Come to think of it, I don’t know that I ever heard a Chinese joke.

    3. Two words: Free Market

    4. Still better than kill everyone until the blood god saves us from the sun.

      1. Is that really that different from what some climate catastrophists are suggesting?

  11. The Republican congressman @mattgaetz says he’ll introduce the “Green Real Deal” tomorrow, which he calls the conservative response to @AOC’s Green New Deal. (This tweet is not a joke.)
    ? Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 3, 2019

    At least the House is keeping busy.

  12. More bad economic news.

    Walgreens CEO Loses $1.2 Billion in One Day

    Unlike my progressive friends, I’m pro-billionaire. Especially since so many of them use their money to fund open borders advocacy. That’s why it upsets me when billionaires see their net worth decline ? which wouldn’t be happening under a Clinton Administration.

    #StillWithHer
    #DrumpfRecession
    #UnbanPalinsButtplug

    1. Which means the alt-right persona behind the OBL character hates billionaires. They are all a bunch of Chads funding the cock carousel.

  13. “dozens of sex workers and their allies gathered just outside police barricades,” writes Emma Whitford. “‘NYPD out of massage parlors!’ they chanted, in English and Mandarin.”

    Cops should be able to get handjobs too, just tip the fair lady after you get jerked off, don’t arrest her.

  14. I’m an asshole who leaves italic tags open

    1. UR doing it rong

  15. Russiagate redux? A few recent stories involving Chinese women, South Florida, and tangential ties to President Donald Trump have planted the seeds for new conspiratorial corruption and treason narratives to bloom.

    What do you expect when ENB gets story advice from Mother Jones?

    Instead of addressing the actual story which is that are “friendly” trading partner Communist China is trying to infiltrate Trump’s “Camp David” so they can steal secrets. Just like they have stolen secrets from Senator Diane Feinstein with that Chinese spy as a driver.

    1. I wonder if this means they will cover Chinese money going to Democrats?

      1. 30 lashes for not staying on Narrative.

        This is about Orange Man bad, dammit!

  16. McConnell to Trump: We’re not repealing and replacing ObamaCare

    No government healthcare after Republicans repeal Obamacare?

    Reason hardest hit?

    1. Repealing ObamaCare does not mean “no government healthcare”. It just means returning to the status quo ante.

      1. Or replacing it with something worse.

  17. Ummm did we know Comey’s daughter was an assistant U.S Attorney for SDNY since 2015…

    I searched and people were tweeting about Comey’s daughter working at SDNY back in 2018, how the heck did this stay under the radar? She was working SDNY during the Weiner’s laptop case, very interesting.

    1. When asked if you have a conflict of interest in government, always reply “no”.

      1. How can I be in conflict… I have literally no interest in government whatsoever.

  18. Since then, prospects have only improved ? most importantly for the overall well-being of America’s Hispanic citizens, but also for the political prognosis of President Trump. So much good news erupted last week for the president with the conclusion of the Mueller inquiry that stunning new polling data was largely glossed over. McLaughlin & Associates revealed that Hispanic approval for Trump in March jumped to 50%. This number matched the January Marist/NPR/PBS survey that shocked cynics with its own 50% approval finding. Even if those polls are too aggressive, February’s Morning Consult/Politico poll showed Trump’s Hispanic approval vaulting to a still-impressive 45%.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.c…..39933.html

    1. Whoa nelly

    2. Probably has more to do with the current state of the economy than anything else, although I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some ethnic animosity sprinkled in there, too. For all the “Viva La Raza” rhetoric, there’s a lot of animosity between Mexicans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, etc., and I wouldn’t be surprised if the migrant caravans are pissing off the legal immigrants.

      1. Some of the most militant anti illegal immigrant people I have ever met have been native born Hispanics. A lot of those Hispanics voted Democrat because the Republicans played me too on immigration and gave them no reason to vote on the issue. Trump has given them a reason to vote Republican. Giving someone a reason to vote for you over your opponent is a successful political strategy. Big if true.

    1. From Twitter: “Joe Biden is facing so many sudden accusations of bad behavior towards women you’d think Trump just nominated him to the Supreme Court”

      1. And these are from when he was an adult politician, and photographic and video evidence, unlike Kavanaugh, who had one uncorroborated accusation from when he was 16 and a story about a drunk dude flashing a drunk girl at a college frat party that might not have even been him.

        That entire thing was such a fucking joke, topped off by Michael Avenatti’s shit show “client”, and half of America still believes all of them were legitimate 100% true accusations.

        The press is indeed the enemy of the people, but so are Trump and almost all politicians.

  19. So all these hysterical, conspiratorial assholes are still just completely ignoring that Dianne Feinstein’s driver/assistant for 20 years was a fucking Chinese spy.

    Or how China was caught DIRECTLY funding Democrat campaigns in the 1996 elections and Clinton blocked any independent investigation, even over the demands of his own FBI director.

    The majority of journalists and the media are now worse than Fox News was under Obama. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so goddamn widespread and serious.

    1. Media companies voluntarily censor entertainment products to appeal to the Chinese market. Wonder if they do the same with news……

    2. The Chinese don’t just suddenly have a few spies running around trying to get what information they can.

      If the media and our government looked, they would likely find a massive Chinese spy network with front businesses, safe houses, Communists who threaten ex-pats, government staffers, and college students.

      The Soviets did the same thing and extent of their spy network is still not known to this day.

      If the Deep State were not such asshole incompetents trying to coup duly elected Presidents, I would be more confident that they are aware of most Chinese spies in the USA and tracking them and feeding them bad info. Sometimes its better to let them have scraps of worthless info and find out who they talk to then bust them and let the enemy know that we know.

    3. How much money do media companies make from China? The answer to all of your questions is money.

      1. Do you think some Lefties have latched on that Chinese Communists as “our savior” like some latched on to the Soviets?

        I find it hard to believe that these Useful Idiots just abandoned their Communist Utopia when Cuba, Venezuela, and China still have Commies in charge.

        We saw they defended Chavez’s Socialism decades after the USSR imploded.

        1. China is putting Muslims in camps, literal camps, w/o any criticism from Our Moral Betters. That makes the Chinese government the intersectionality winners.

          1. “”China is putting Muslims in camps, literal camps, w/o any criticism from Our Moral Betters.”‘

            We have a long history of ignoring human rights issues in China.

            Cheap goods > human rights.

        2. The people who own the largest and fastest growing industries in China today are largely former communist party officials and former military. They shed their titles but the power is still largely with the same people.

          The Huawei CFO that’s being extradited to the U.S. from Canada is the daughter of the “founder” of Huawei–who used to be in the People’s Liberation Army and has strong ties to the CCP. The Chinese government went apeshit over his daughter being detained–because people like that actually control the government.

          Nothing changes people’s ideology like owning international corporations.

          We tend to assume that other places are like where we are, that companies are subject to government control and laws, etc.–but it’s the other way around over there. Privatization in a single party system means that the spoils go to the most influential and powerful people in the government. The corporate owners who shed their military and government titles did so because those titles didn’t really matter. They’re still in control.

  20. “In 2015, the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the humanities was down nearly 10 percent from just three years earlier . . . . Between 2013 and 2016, US colleges cut 651 foreign-language programs. . . . . A study of Harvard students from 2008 to 2016 found a dramatic shift from the humanities to STEM.”

    —-NYR Daily

    “Are the Humanities History?”

    http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2…..s-history/

    The article goes on to argue that the primary cause of students fleeing the humanities for STEM is the difference in pay between liberal arts and STEM fields and the financial crisis of 2008. There are a couple of problems with that theory in my book: 1) Pay for majors in STEM fields has been higher than the pay for humanities majors for a long time, so why is that suddenly making students flee the humanities when it wasn’t before? 2) 18 year olds entering college today were 9 year-olds when the financial crisis of 2008 hit. When I was that age, I noticed that the parents could only buy gasoline on certain days, and what was happening then didn’t shape my career choices one iota.

    I have a better working theory.

    1. My second semester Calculus professor was a Russian dissident. He mentioned at one point that in order to get a PhD in Mathematics in the U.S., you generally need to demonstrate proficiency in Russian because so many of the important proofs are written in Russian. I asked him why Russians were so good at math. He pointed out that before the Russian revolution, Russians were producing the greatest literature in the world (Chekov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin). He suggested that an important factor was that you couldn’t offend the authorities with a mathematical proof. There was no communist mathematics, per se, so you were free to do pretty much whatever you wanted within mathematics. He suggested that this might have drawn all the best and brightest to math during the communist era.

      Rigid ideology is the driving force in American humanities today. If we’re looking for explanations for why students are fleeing the humanities for STEM, maybe a big one is that the political correctness that afflicts the humanities today isn’t as prevalent in STEM fields.

      1. >>>the political correctness that afflicts the humanities today isn’t as prevalent in STEM fields.

        right. the idiots can’t view a Renaissance painting w/o finding offense and crying how are they going to earn a degree in humanities?

        >>>When I was that age, I noticed that the parents could only buy gasoline on certain days

        yes, and they mocked Carter. a lot. i thought it was funny

        1. The article is written by somebody in the humanities.

          The progressives psyche is built around the inability to internalize criticism.

          The problems of progressives cannot be progressivism.

      2. It’s interesting to me that Russia produces some of history’s most brilliant people and some of the most vulgar and brutal.

        1. The same could be said of Germany or France. I think there is perhaps a level of lunacy required for a society to produce geniuses.

          1. There might something to this.

            Music in the USA seemed to be much better with the Vietnam War raging thru the 1960s and 70s.

            I think some hardships created an artistic outlet for a few really talented people.

            1. With the good comes the bad.

      3. My theory as to why the Russians have produced so much great music, literature, and science is that it is so damn cold there much of the year. You are stuck inside and your choices are vodka or creative work to prevent going mad.

    2. Most of these majors were esoteric fields of study to begin with, and the universities created majors for them as vanity projects to increase their intellectual profile. A lot of humanities majors could be rolled into larger departments such as History or Literature and offered as a minor instead, but the article makes it sound as if it’s a larger crisis than it really is.

  21. >>>”Green Real Deal”

    no @mattgaetz just no.

    also I miss my green machine.

  22. Short Patagonia

    “Patagonia Is Cracking Down on the Wall Street Uniform”
    […]
    “Patagonia Inc. is cracking down on the corporate logo vests that have become wardrobe staples on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.
    The outdoor gear maker won’t create the products for just anyone through its corporate sales program. Recently, Patagonia has shifted its focus to “mission-driven companies that prioritize the planet,” the company said in a statement late Tuesday….”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/…..onia-vests

    1. They sell an image. If certain people wearing their clothes harms that image, I can see why they would not want to sell to them. A few years ago, Aborcrombie and Fitch paid one of the cast members of Jersey Shore to stop weaing their clothes or mentioning their brand on the air because his doing so was hurting their image. Ferrari alledgedly offered to pay Justin Beiber a sizable sum of money to stop driving their cars. This is the same sort of thing

    2. This is why we need 600 brands of deodorant (and of everything else) – so normal people can punish idiots like these in the marketplace.

      1. No one ever went broke under estimating the intelligence of white liberals.

    3. I checked out the company website. It is stuff that I would never buy. The company has multiple drops downs about how activist this company is. Shorts $55. T-shirts $35

      If I wanted to give that much to poor Vietnamese communists and crazy white Socialists, I would donae to the Democratic Party.

  23. Lori Lightfoot was elected as the first black female mayor of Chicago yesterday. She’s also the first openly gay mayor of Chicago. Hurray for diversity, right?

    “We were up against powerful interests, a powerful machine, a powerful mayor,” Ms. Lightfoot, who will take office in May, said in her victory speech. “We can and we will break this city’s endless cycle of corruption.”

    —-Lori Lightfoot

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/ch…..554225823?

    You might think the people of Chicago voted for change–except she’s talking about her own Democratic party!

    Chicago has out of control gang violence, an unaccountable police department, massive pension debt, and failing public schools. All of these problems came to fruition under the guidance of the city’s Democrats and their policies. Those problems won’t be solved because of the race, sex, or orientation of the new mayor, and they won’t be solved because she’s a Democrat like all the others, either. A big chunk of their problems are attributable to suffering single party government for sooooooooo long.

    People of Chicago, you want to impress me with your tolerance and diversity? Vote for a Republican.

    1. They elected a lesbian Ken. Gays are sacred. All of their problems will soon be over you big homophobe.

    2. Even one-party totalitarian states always have their internal divisions. Especially when your overriding core philosophy is “gimme, gimme, gimme”.

    3. She’ll be about as competent at her actual job as Kim Foxx–that is, not at all. The only thing that matters in Chicago is keeping the graft flowing, and that will determine how “successful” she actually is.

    4. +100

    5. You might think the people of Chicago voted for change–except she’s talking about her own Democratic party!

      Ken, in case it’s not clear, it’s not “her” Democratic party only for expediency’s sake. Her involvement in Chicago politics includes appointments from both Daley and Emanuel. She currently holds/held a position she was appointed to by the outgoing mayor and she was regarded as “the outsider candidate”.

      Also, only 30% of eligible voters turned out! The majority of Chicagoans can’t even be bothered to throw their vote away.

      1. Rahm Emmanuel was an outsider, too. What could he do without the Democratic party machine’s permission?

        The Democrat party machine that rules Chicago will continue to rule Chicago until voters in Chicago are at least willing to vote for someone from another party–maybe even a Republican.

        If that’s the case (and I believe it is) then voting for a Republican is part of the solution and voting for a Democrat is the problem.

        They were choosing between two Democrats. You cannot fix the problems associated with a Democrat party machine by voting for Democrats. I hope that point got across. She isn’t striking a blow for anybody. One party governments all have the same problems for the same reasons, and they won’t go away until they’re no longer one party governments.

        Ultimately, the problem isn’t runaway pensions, unaccountable police, failing schools, and out of control violence in the streets. Ultimately, the problem is that the voters refuse to vote for Republicans. Competing principals isn’t the solution to a one party political machine. They need different principles from a competing party.

        1. P.S. She was not up against a powerful mayor. Who in their right mind thinks Rahm Emmanuel was a powerful mayor? He was the opposite of a powerful mayor. She’s delusional.

  24. http://www.npr.org/2019/04/02/…..-venezuela

    The unimaginable crisis in Venezuala. It’s NPR, so the word “socialism” does not appear in the article. The crisis is just another example of “bad luck” I guess.

    1. At some point, the US won’t even have to worry about whether to become involved, because Colombia is going to get fed up and take out Maduro themselves.

      1. Maduro and Chavez before him have been supporting the drug gangs and Marxist guirillas in Columbia for years. That is an act of war. Something is going to have to be done.

        It is funny, you don’t hear a single Democrat demanding we take in the people fleeing Venezuala. If you can’t be relied upon to vote socialist, the Democrats have no interest in letting you into the country.

        1. Well, those people might tell stories of what living under socialism is really like. That would not please Democrats, not at all.

  25. If this Yujing Zhang *is* a Chinese agent then she seems effin’ *incompetent*.

    Perhaps it’s some kind of false flag operation.

    1. China uses ex-pats as spies by threatening family back in Communist China.

      I think China’s spying strategy is quantity over quality.

  26. Hillary Treason fears

    Anons unleashed – an amazing video About 18 minutes
    https://youtu.be/Ba8wxZLp_c0
    Also Thread Reader
    And Twitter

  27. “””‘NYPD out of massage parlors!’ they chanted, in English and Mandarin.”””

    Hey, they are paying customers too!

    1. Everyone knows cops are horrible tippers.

      1. Just the tip, ma’am.

        1. But they end up getting the shaft.

          1. So much for attending the policemen’s balls.

  28. It’s a scandal the way Trump uses his public office to enrich his private club. Has a president ever spent so much of his time at his business during a term of office?

    1. Since every other President has been a career politician and had no business, no. And if you are so concerned about Trump enriching himself because he stays at his own hotels, get back to me when you are concerned about Obama making over $20 million during his time as president

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/da…..ashington/

      How is it possible that someone who owns no businesses or had any career to speak of outside of politics makes millions of dollars?

      1. +10

      2. Most of that is from speeches and appearances.

        1. One man’s speech is another man’s selling access. How do politicias, and Obama is hardly the only one or even the worst offender, they sell access to their positions. Given that reality, the complaints about Trump staying in his own hotels, which saves the taxpayer money over him staying in other hotels, seems pretty petty and stupid.

        2. One man’s speech is another man’s selling access. How do politicias, and Obama is hardly the only one or even the worst offender, get so rich? They sell access to their positions. Given that reality, the complaints about Trump staying in his own hotels, which saves the taxpayer money over him staying in other hotels, seems pretty petty and stupid.

    2. Has a president ever spent so much of his time at his business during a term of office?

      Wouldn’t it be amazing if every President spent the majority of his time minding his own fucking business?

      1. I think playing golf and hanging out at his resort is pretty far down the list of “worst things President Trump could do”. But that is just me.

    3. Every president spends all of his time at his business. Everything a president does is designed to get him reelected or “preserve his legacy” or make him money in a backroom deal or set himself up to make money upon his departure.

      What, you still buy that bullshit that presidents are noble public servants sacrificing for the good of us ordinary citizens? Ha!

  29. The Republican congressman @mattgaetz says he’ll introduce the “Green Real Deal” tomorrow, which he calls the conservative response to @AOC’s Green New Deal. (This tweet is not a joke.)

    Please be Evander Holyfield in a green suit… please be Evander Holyfield in a green suit…

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