“Donald Trump receives two folders of screen grabs, transcripts, and pictures of himself looking strong each day as the White House using the communications office to compile propaganda that makes Trump feel better.” MORE
“We know that our high healthcare costs are due mainly to high administrative costs and to the overconsumption of medical care. If these two costs could be minimized, our healthcare costs would be cut almost in half. In sum, each year we waste close to $1.5 trillion in resources because of our grossly inefficient healthcare system.” MORE
“The Trump White House is quietly courting a few dozen House Democrats on tax reform — eager to avoid the fate of the GOP’s straight party-line attempt to jam through a repeal of Obamacare.
Even as congressional GOP leaders largely embrace a partisan path on taxes, White House officials have been wooing 15 to 20 centrist House Democrats since early summer. The Trump administration is all too aware of congressional Republicans’ struggles to come together on a range of hot-button issues — from health care to government spending — and tax reform is littered with political minefields for the party.” MORE
In the 1999 “Meet the Press” interview with the late Tim Russert, Trump telegraphed how he would handle a confrontation with “sort of wacko” North Korea.
The future president spoke of the attempts at stopping North Korea’s nuclear program at the time.
“They’re laughing at us,” he said. “They think we’re a bunch of dummies.”
He also hinted at the necessity of military action if negotiations were to fail ― and suggested it would be best to act against North Korea before it had “warheads pointing all over the place.” WATCH