WATCH: Trump Says After Hurricanes, ‘There’s No Brand That Went Up More Than The Coast Guard’

President Donald Trump addressed the Coast Guard on Thursday, and said the armed forces “brand” has gone up since the hurricanes that devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Trump was making an appearance, alongside first lady Melania, before service members at the Coast Guard’s Lake Work Inlet Station in Florida to hand out sandwiches. “It is an honor to be here,” Trump started. “I have to tell you, you know. The Coast Guard always respected, but if you’re looking at it as a brand, there’s no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard with what happened in Texas, and I would say in particular, Texas has been incredible. You saved 16,000 lives. Nobody knows that. 16,000 lives. In fact when I first heard the number, I said, you mean like 600? 500? 16,000 lives in Texas.” “As bad as that hurricane was, and that was a Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Says After Hurricanes, ‘There’s No Brand That Went Up More Than The Coast Guard’"

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: ‘I Appreciate’ Trump Tweeting About NFL Anthem Protests

Besides taking more shots at LaVar Ball during his Wednesday morning tweetstorm, President Donald Trump also hit on one of his favorite topics — NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice. Addressing reports that the league and players are considering a measure in which teams won’t come out on the field while the anthem plays, Trump complained that this would be “almost as bad as kneeling.” Speaking to CNN’s Coy Wire on Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Said that he appreciated that the president continued to speak Continue reading "Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: ‘I Appreciate’ Trump Tweeting About NFL Anthem Protests"

Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’

Retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling appeared on CNN Thursday to discuss President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving call to U.S. service members — and called the president’s remarks “somewhat insulting” and “off-kilter.” Hertling, a CNN military analyst, first noted that he was “thankful for the fact that [Trump] did address the soldiers,” but that “the message that I heard and some of the things he said would have not rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier.” In the call, made from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the president dinged the previous administration for its efforts combatting ISIS, claiming that the U.S. is now “winning” against the terror group “because I’m letting you do your job.” “We have been winning,” Hertling contented on CNN. “You’re talking to soldiers and military personnel around the world who have been in this fight for 17 years and to suddenly Continue reading "Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’"

Stephanie Ruhle and MSNBC Panel Hit Trump Over ‘Scripted’ Call to Troops: ‘Didn’t Seem…Very Authentic’

President Donald Trump took time, earlier on this holiday morning, to give thanks to the troops in a video conference call. It was a nice gesture, without question, and Stephanie Ruhle and her MSNBC guests Thursday said as much. But they also took exception to a few things about the call. For starters, panelist Robert Traynham — a former staffer to GOP Sen. Rick Santorum — noted the fact that Trump was reading prepared remarks, rather than speaking from the hear. “Maybe I’m overreading this, but it didn’t seem to be very authentic,” Traynham said. “He seemed to be heavily scripted…I’m used to a president looking into the camera and thanking the men and women…talking about them and not about me — meaning the president. Talking about them and what they’re doing, and not about, to use his words, ‘a beautiful tax cut.’ It was a little bit disjointed. Continue reading "Stephanie Ruhle and MSNBC Panel Hit Trump Over ‘Scripted’ Call to Troops: ‘Didn’t Seem…Very Authentic’"

Watch President Trump’s Thank You Call to Troops: ‘We Totally Support You’

President Donald Trump spent part of his Thanksgiving morning on a video conference call with representatives of the various branches of the Armed Forces. In brief public comments delivered at Mar-a-Lago, the President offered a few words of appreciation for the troops currently serving abroad. “It’s an honor to speak with you all, to give God thanks for the blessings of freedom, and for the heroes who really have this tremendous courage that you do, to defend us and to defend freedom,” Trump said. “So we want to thank you all very much. Very, very special people.” Trump, as ever, did get a little partisan in his remarks — complete with the requisite criticism of “the previous administration.” “They say we’ve made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration,” Trump said. “And that’s because I’m letting you do your job. You’re performing Continue reading "Watch President Trump’s Thank You Call to Troops: ‘We Totally Support You’"

Philadelphia Mayor Tears Into Trump: ‘Our President Is a Bully’ and a ‘Punk’

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tore into President Trump today over the DHS decision to end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti. The TPS designation was announced in early 2010 following the horrific earthquake that January, but per the new DHS statement, “based on all available information, including recommendations received as part of an inter-agency consultation process, Acting Secretary Duke determined that those extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.” Kenney today expressed how outraged and how disgusted he was by this decision, saying, “Our President is a bully, our President is a punk, and he just doesn’t get it.” “I don’t know where he was raised,” Kenney continued, “but his family didn’t do a good job raising that guy.” He called the DHS decision “simply un-American” and said there is “no compassion in the White House.” You can watch Continue reading "Philadelphia Mayor Tears Into Trump: ‘Our President Is a Bully’ and a ‘Punk’"

Trump Organization Ditches Struggling SoHo Hotel, Erasing Name From Establishment

The Trump Organization just announced it will be walking away from one of its signature properties, the 46-story Trump SoHo hotel in Manhattan. President Donald Trump announced the luxurious lodging during an episode of The Apprentice, calling it a “work of art.” Keep in mind. The Trump Organization is not selling the hotel. They’re simply sanding his name off of the walls and walking away, with Hotels of CIM Group buying out the remainder of the contract. The company has not announced what their plans are for the space, branding wise, but Trump’s name could be removed by the end of the month. Trump SoHo has long been considered one of the president’s business failures, with management recently slashing prices in order to drum up business. An unnamed lawyer told the Continue reading "Trump Organization Ditches Struggling SoHo Hotel, Erasing Name From Establishment"