Mornings were just…better…waking up knowing that President Donald J. Trump was in charge.
In fact, going to bed was also a feeling of overall peace and confidence about the fact that my President was ensuring my safety and the safety of all Americans! But the reasons I miss my President go much deeper than just the warm and fuzzy. They go MUCH deeper, especially as we as a nation and – in many cases a world – continue to mourn the heartbreaking loss of the 13 incredible Americans who died in Afghanistan just before the Anniversary of the bloodbath that was September 11th. We continue to mourn, in great part, because in all honesty and as my brother once taught me about some sad things in life, “it didn’t have to happen.” Well if we are being honest: November 4th and the days that followed “didn’t have to happen” but here we are.
1. On Foreign Policy: Contrary to the opinion of some Conservative women I know, We The People did not elect President Trump because of his looks. We The People did not elect President Trump because he says pretty, roses and rainbows-type things all the time. (Side Note: He also doesn’t belong to the “how fake can we possibly be on social media” Club! No. WE elected Donald because he said what so many Americans have said for YEARS and YEARS and we were so fed up that electing a non-politician, anti-swamp, savvy, successful businessman was the absolute only thing to do if we wanted to attempt at turning our beloved nation around. And so WE did! Despite what the fake news media will tell you, “The Donald” is a legend to other countries and their leaders. They agreed to meet with him when he asked and after doing what Trump does best, all parties inked a deal that made their world – and ours – a better place. When guys like Putin and Kim Jong Un change their tones, you know my President was doing something right. Instead, our “new” criminal administration chooses the ‘bend over method’ to attempt at keeping our enemies at bay. Maybe Mr. Biden should have one of his interpreters read him excerpts from The Art of the Deal at bedtime!
2. On Trade: The best Trump meme I saw shortly after the fake Biden inauguration was that of a person getting gas with words that read “Miss me Yet?” across the top of the picture. I assure you – Libs and Conservatives alike – thought to themselves “yes, yes I do”. Cheaper prices at the gas pump is just one of many American luxuries we enjoyed at a discount under a Trump presidency. If we are being honest, the guy knew how to negotiate like no other leader in the history of ever! When he took office and no doubt assessed all of the millions of items he needed to fix, our trade policies had to be top of that list. We are seeing that first-hand today at the grocery store, the gas pump and anywhere we are used to knowing what to expect in the way of pricing for things we rely on from other countries. Not to mention a Chinese plan-demic being tossed in the mix which jacked manufacturing and deliveries for months! So the absolute only way to see things stay reasonable price-wise was to keep President Trump doing what he does best – maintaining strong negotiation tactics and deals with our top suppliers of foreign trade and bringing home as many companies and products as possible that had left our great nation during the first Obama term disaster! Fast forward to another (omg!) year from now and you can expect to have to take out another home equity line of credit just to feed your family and put shoes on their feet. Sad!
3. On Safety: I can’t explain why I just felt safer with President Trump in the White House. But I did. I slept better. I didn’t think twice about who or what was coming into our country that may have the capacity to hurt me or my family in public, crowded places we visit, or in the privacy of our own homes. I just didn’t worry. Now… I find it hard to feel safe leaving my house and especially after the disaster in Afghanistan it would not surprise me (no jinx intended) if we start to see more terrorist attacks on our great land. Thankfully I am a woman of God who also believes in guns. When you saw Trump speak, when you saw him at the head of a board meeting table with his top security advisors, when he vowed to defend the Second Amendment at all costs, you just knew he had our backs. We were protected and just as he threatened the Taliban – he was not afraid to call out ANY of our enemies should they so much as whisper a threat against the beloved American military or civilians. Hell’s wrath would come down upon them should they attempt or speak of a threat to the United States! Just ask Iraqi General Qasem Soleimani (the man behind the Improvised Explosive Devices that killed so many American soldiers beginning in 2003). Surely they can attest to whether or not my President meant business when he also tweeted to Iranian President Rouhani: “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
4. On Taxes: My heart breaks when I watch anything spending-related come out of DC but especially in reference to the “government” handouts we are seeing since Biden put up new curtains in DC. Honestly, today’s taxpayers footing the bill is not my concern. Instead, I am terrified for my sweet nieces and nephews (currently toddlers) who will be left with the hefty bill when they are of age to carry such an awful burden as a result of this horrific administration’s tragic decision making and frivolous spending. The worst part is that we all know family and friends who campaigned, voted for and even brag about their party’s way of “running” this country. Do they realize they are basically setting up their children for a life on food stamps (also a big favorite of theirs!) and financial struggle because any money they do make, Uncle Sam will be taking to cover these stupid bills being passed ensuring the wealth and security and weapons of some of our worst enemies? ‘Sick’ doesn’t even begin to cover some of the “packages” these people are passing in the dark of the night calling it “Covid Relief” just to make themselves feel better about their dirty deeds. When President Trump was in charge of the checkbook or to the best that his power and ability allowed, I knew he would use the “V-word” as needed to ensure not only the lowering of taxes during his term, but also the protection of future generations’ hard work and investments. When tax time comes around this year it will be scary and more of a ‘cover your eyes and sign at the X’ instead of picking out the new furniture in anticipation of that refund check signed by the one and only Donald J. Trump.
5. On Covid: I wasn’t surprised when my President contracted Covid (have you ever been to one of his rallies?!). I was sad and stressed knowing he may not feel well for a few days but I knew he would rebound and be good to go shortly after his test came back with a big fat + sign on it. The absolute best, most Divine leader of the free world was, without a doubt, The Chosen One to lead an entire nation during a Chinese plan-demic like Covid-19.
Knowing that Trump was overseeing a task force (brilliant by the way) of “helpers (yes some turned out to be dirty too, like many in Washington),” and was transparently guiding us through all of this was such a source of comfort during the quarantine phase in this country. I was a little bit surprised when he decided to get the jab (since he, along with his family, had survived with flying colors a positive Covid diagnosis) but I also realized he is the best salesman in the world in many ways! If my President was going to protect the most vulnerable with a vaccine and PROVE that his record-breaking vaccine release was safe, he was going to have to get the shot himself. And so he did.
But in general, there is no human being more up to a task than Donald Trump when it came to turning around an entire country, economy and stock market that had completely shut down due to a bad spread of the flu (which side note: influenza kills more people and children annually by 100s of thousands but who’s counting really?).
6. On Peace: I’m sorry, how many Nobel peace prizes was my President nominated for? And the answer is… at least 3! Who knows, might be more but Trump is so despised that 3 is all he will be known for most likely. What we know for 100% certain is that President Trump broke a 39-YEAR streak of neither starting a war or bringing the US into an international armed conflict. If that doesn’t qualify for the Prince of Peace crown I don’t know what does! Donald didn’t run from conflict, instead he packed a bag, booked a flight and flew to deal face to face with it himself. I remember waiting anxiously when we knew he was in such meetings to hear how his negotiations went, and I can’t remember a time when his post-meeting tweet didn’t read, “Went great! Uge things to come!”. The best part is he didn’t have to give everything away to achieve his goals and protect the US’s best interests. Instead today’s “deal makers” not only write trillion-dollar checks but they leave nothing on the table other than more debt and a few threatening letters from the IRS. Unreal.
7. On Businesses: In my travels, I often meet some of America’s most genuinely hard-working, patriotic, God-loving folks. The most memorable was a few years ago in rural Virginia when I broke down on my way back from Florida. After Googling “local mechanics” late on a Sunday evening one man answered his phone with a Southern accent and when I told him which gas station I was stuck at, he told me to stay right there and that he was on his way. After towing us to his repair shop, we sat waiting in his office as he installed the car part he drove across town to get in order to put us back on our way. Surrounding me were Trump mugs, Trump posters and Fox News on the small mounted TV on the corner table. Naturally it was easy to start ‘this’ conversation after he had fixed the car and sat down to chat for a minute. The next thing I knew I was in tears hearing about farmers he knew who used to kill themselves just so their wives and families could live off the life insurance money when times were toughest in their industry. When Donald Trump, a businessman at the time, heard about this epidemic of sorts, he went to these farmers and offered them loans to get them back on their feet. My President understood, had compassion for and knew how to help businesses of all shapes and sizes and he took that same passion into his presidency. Without him working his butt off to provide aid to businesses across the nation during the Covid-19 crisis I assure you – NONE of them would have survived the detriment that was the sudden shutdown of their livelihoods. There are countless more stories of businessman Trump saving the lives of owners and their families over decades and decades but I’m sure Mr. Google and Zuckerberg have surely sent staff out to delete any of them on as many cancel-culture platforms as possible.
8. On Military: There is no one on Earth who should have more respect, more honor, more prestige… than the United States military. The fear they feel and the perils they face so that we can be safe and cozy in our cute little lives is nothing short of incredible. My President knows this and he worked tirelessly to fight for them and to give them whatever they need to succeed in their mission to protect the land where we live so free because of their great sacrifice. Knowing high-ranking officials in the United States Army and Navy, I heard nothing but gratitude for all that President Trump accomplished on their behalf since Day 1 of his great presidency. He was handed an exhausted, supplies-starving, frustrated force of soldiers from the “administration” who preceded him and he immediately sprung into action using whatever tools were at his disposal to support, re-build and STRENGTHEN our most important asset, our great military. President Trump made CERTAIN know how critical they are to our country.
Not only did my President encourage and empower our military forces, but he did the same for police departments all across our 50 states. They too felt loved and supported by President Trump, so much so that many of them endorsed him (who prior to his campaign had yet to endorse ANY running nor sitting President)! Honestly, how do you begin to count the ways in which we owe a great deal of gratitude to my Commander in Chief for all of the lives he touched and the overall difference he made in this country and in the world? “Thank You” just does not seem to be enough!
9. On Transparency: I can’t lie, if I was near a TV or smartphone and could catch a Kayleigh McEnany press conference during my President’s great first term, I immediately tuned in and watched it. From Kayleigh’s opening statements to the very last question in her daily battle with fake news reporters, she handled herself with grace and humility. She spoke confidently knowing she had President Trump’s blessing and knowing that she was defending the greatest US President in history! After each presser I felt connected, I felt aware, I felt CONFIDENT knowing what was happening in our world stemming from the office of my President, Donald J. Trump. He made sure that their administration’s daily briefings were informative, they were detail specific and they updated the world on that day’s happenings and what to expect in days, weeks, and months ahead.
Kayleigh had a way of responding that made you feel strong as a nation because she worked for a strong leader. There was no room for cowering to the losers in the folding chairs who “thought” their job was to berate and attack with their accusations and false narratives a President just because they didn’t “like” his decisions that day or the tweet about Nancy’s poor choice in colored suits. No. My President and his entire team consisted of fired-up, action and results-oriented people who were determined to make a difference in our country – one Jim Acosta at a time! There will never be another political figure to do more in calling out and demanding honesty and transparency for the American people than President Trump. ‘Fake News’ has become a staple term now and without my President, I do not believe we would have begun the war on false narratives in this country. Sadly my daily addiction to the media has ended due to the nauseous feeling I get when I hear Biden or anyone from his staff even mentioned by even some of my favorite program hosts! I can’t do it. I miss the news under MY President!
10. On Patriotism: There is a reason why so many Americans felt all the feels as they say, whenever we watched the President and First Lady Melania walk together, hand in hand, at patriotic ceremonies, on special occasions and at events, all of which began with the reciting of The Pledge of Allegiance or The National Anthem. Now, granted, Melania was a supermodel in her previous life and – let’s face it – a fashion icon to anyone right-winged or humble enough to admit it; but their image on the big screen wasn’t something out of the Oscar’s when they stood proudly with their right hands over their hearts. It was instead a moment of love and gratitude for truly a nation that has blessed them so much. For Melania, it fulfilled her dreams to become a US citizen (legally!) and go on to live and have a family and career in the land of the free. And for Donald – his country was like a wide-open “blueprint” on which he could build and develop property and continue the wonderful, successful legacy his father had begun.
President Trump did not run for President because he needed the money, or the drivers or the luxuries. He did it because he loves his country and he was sick and tired of seeing it destroyed, mutilated, torn to shreds, even humiliated by the swampiest of forever lifelong political heads in Washington. As it turned out and sad to say, he himself was also destroyed in many ways but all in sacrifice for the land he loves and the PEOPLE he chose to serve for 4 years and counting. He was sick of seeing the fruits of his labor and investments filling the pockets and the pillows of the ladies and gentlemen fast asleep at the wheel while our country began to look more and more like a course in “Socialism 101: How To: Turn YOUR Country into China!”
As we all wake up a bit confused, a bit scared even a bit SHOCKED at what is happening in our world today – as we watch as a RECORD number of executive orders begin to take effect and roll out from what will undoubtedly go down in history as the worst, most bizarre “presidency” in the world – as we find it harder and harder to keep up with rising prices and lowering work ethic – I hope we can cling to the words of my President when his daughter-in-law asked him what he would like to say to the millions of Americans who are losing hope today: “Hope? There’s always hope!”
And so I hope knowing there are over 80 million Americans missing President Trump, I hope – I hope – that thought at least helps you sleep tonight, too.
Noreen Johnson is a passionate Conservative Republican Woman and Leader of The Making America Great PAC
During Wednesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about President Biden’s border crisis and how many illegal immigrants have been released into the interior of the United States by the Biden administration.
“Just following up on this very basic, but very important question, you’re telling us that the DHS chief has the most recent numbers about how many of these Haitians under the bridge have been sent back and how many have been released into the U.S.,” Doocy said. “The DHS chief is telling us that he doesn’t know. So, who else can we ask?”
“You can certainly ask the Department of Homeland Security,” Psaki said.
“The chief says he doesn’t know,” Doocy responded.
“I am confident he wanted to have the most up-to-date numbers, and we will venture to get you those, I promise you, this afternoon,” Psaki claimed.
“Is this an issue of not knowing, or is this an issue of a lot more people are being released into the U.S. than are being sent out?” Doocy asked.
“That is certainly not the issue,” Psaki claimed. “First, I think it’s important to reiterate what I conveyed earlier about what the actual process is: Individuals are expelled under Title 42. If they can’t be expelled under Title 42, they are put into a removal process. If they’re put into a removal process, they’re either transported to an ICE facility or released with a legal document. That legal document includes fingerprints, photos, phone numbers, an address in the United States, and a background check.”
Earlier that day, Fox News’ Bill Melugin announced that the Biden administration had released over 600,000 illegal immigrants into the United states.
“More than 600,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with NTA’s/NTR’s during the Biden Administration according to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. He says Biden admin’s catch & release policy is what is enticing migrants to come,” Melugin tweeted.
More than 600,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with NTA’s/NTR’s during the Biden Administration according to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. He says Biden admin’s catch & release policy is what is enticing migrants to come.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 22, 2021
Well, this is a serious bit of news. Here’s the front-page headline in The Washington Post:
Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says
‘Peril,’ by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, reveals that Gen. Mark A. Milley called his Chinese counterpart before the election and after Jan. 6 in a bid to avert armed conflict.
Yes indeed. Bob Woodward is at it again with another explosive book. Titled Peril and scheduled for release on September 21st, The Post story says, in part, this:
“Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict.
In a pair of secret phone calls, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not strike, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.
One call took place on Oct. 30, 2020, four days before the election that unseated President Trump, and the other on Jan. 8, 2021, two days after the Capitol siege carried out by his supporters in a quest to cancel the vote.”
The story also says that the Chinese general was so “rattled” that:
“Believing that China could lash out if it felt at risk from an unpredictable and vengeful American president, Milley took action. The same day, he called the admiral overseeing the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the military unit responsible for Asia and the Pacific region, and recommended postponing the military exercises, according to the book. The admiral complied.”
And here’s the kicker. Milley, says the paper, “did not relay the conversation to Trump.” It also says Milley “believed the president had suffered a mental decline after the election, the authors write, a view he communicated to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a phone call on Jan. 8. He agreed with her evaluation that Trump was unstable, according to a call transcript obtained by the authors.”
To the obvious – neither Milley or Pelosi are doctors, much less Trump’s doctor.
Stop. Full stop.
Another obvious question? Who elected General Milley? Answer: No one.
Not to put too fine a point on this, but per that document known as the Constitution of the United States, specifically Article II, Section 2, the role of the President is quite specifically defined. It reads:
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…”
Say again, the elected, civilian President of the United States is the Commander in Chief – not a military general. What General Milley has done here in dealing with the Chinese and keeping that fact from President Trump is worthy of the 1960’s thriller and movie Seven Days in May, a fictional story about a military plot to overthrow the elected President Jordan Lyman -led by a fictional Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General James Mattoon Scott – the exact job General Milley holds. The reason is a treaty with the Russians that the General objects to.
The story reaches its climax when the President summons General Scott to the Oval Office to confront the General with what he knows of the looming coup attempt and demand his immediate resignation. The conversation between the President and the General includes lines that are startlingly relevant to what, according to Woodward and Costa, occurred with General Milley’s actions at the end of the Trump administration.
President Lyman: I am prepared to brand you
for what you are, General.
A strutting egoist
with a Napoleonic power complex.
And an out-and-out traitor!
I know you think
I’m a weak sister, General…
…but when it comes to my oath of office
and defending the Constitution…
General Scott: I know how to salute a flag.
President Lyman: You don’t know the democratic processes it represents.
General Scott: Don’t you presume to take on that job,Mr. President……because you’re not qualified.
Your action in the past year
has bordered on criminal negligence.
The treaty with the Russians is a violation
of any concept of security.
You’re not a weak sister, Mr. President.
You’re a criminally weak sister.
If you will talk about your oath of office,
I’m here to tell you face to face:
You violated that oath by stripping
the country’s muscles…
…when you played upon the fear
of the people…
…and told them they could remove
that fear by the stroke of a pen.
Then when this nation rejected you
and began militantly to oppose you…
…you violated that oath by not resigning
and turning the country over…
…to someone who’d represent the people.
President Lyman: And that would be
General James Mattoon Scott, wouldn’t it?
I don’t know whether to laugh
at such megalomania, or simply cry.
…You have a such a fervid, passionate,
evangelical affection for your country.
Why in God’s name don’t you have faith…
…in the system of government
you’re so hell-bent to protect?
You say I’ve duped the people.
I’ve bilked them. I’ve misled them.
I’ve stripped them naked
and made them defenseless.
You accuse me of having lost their faith…
…and deliberately and criminally
shut my ears to the national voice?
General Scott: I do.
President Lyman: Where the hell have you heard that voice?
In freight elevators?
In dark alleys? In secret places
in the dead of night?
How did that voice seep into a locked room
full of conspirators?
That’s not where you hear the voice
of the people. Not in this republic.
You want to defend
the United States of America?
Then defend it with the tools it supplies
you with, it’s Constitution.
You ask for a mandate, General,
from a ballot box.
You don’t steal it after midnight
when the country has its back turned.
This conversation between the fictional President and the fictional General Scott fits precisely what the real life General Milley was attempting with the real life President Trump. Figuratively locked in a room, conspiring with fellow generals and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – who has no role in the chain of command that runs the US military, General Milley was playing with the Constitutional fire that is a military coup.
What a disgrace.
Recall that in 1951 President Harry Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur for insubordination. In doing so, Truman said this:
“Full and vigorous debate on matters of national policy is a vital element in the constitutional system of our free democracy. It is fundamental, however, that military commanders must be governed by the policies and directives issued to them in the manner provided by our laws and Constitution.”
Make no mistake. What the Woodward and Costa book reveals is that General Milley was guilty exactly of MacArthur-style insubordination.
He should be fired immediately.
On Friday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to reports alleging he told his Chinese counterpart that he would warn China, one of America’s biggest adversaries, if then-President Trump ordered a strike against the Communist country. Milley said such calls were “routine” and “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities of the chairman.”
“These are routine calls in order to discuss issues of the day, to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case, in order to ensure strategic stability,” Gen. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Wall Street Journal. “And these are perfectly within the duties and responsibilities of the chairman.”
Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that Milley told Chinese General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that he would warn China if Trump ordered a strike against the country.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you,” Milley reportedly said. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
Trump also released a statement responding to the report, saying in part, “For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that. The people that fabricated the story are sick and demented, and the people who print it are just as bad. In fact, I’m the only President in decades who didn’t get the U.S. into a war—a well known fact that is seldom reported.”
Milley is set to testify in front of Congress on September 28th, but the questioning will be largely focused on his role in the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“I think it’s best that I reserve my comments on the record until I do that in front of the lawmakers who have the lawful responsibility to oversee the U.S. military,” Milley said in a statement through a spokesperson. “I’ll go into any level of detail Congress wants to go into in a couple of weeks.”
During a Fox News interview this week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) discussed the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Kabul bombing that killed 13 U.S. service members, pointing out how many of the Biden administration officials directing the withdrawal were also involved in the handling of Benghazi where 4 U.S. service members died.
“Here’s what we know, 13 service members killed, Americans left behind, allies left behind, billions of dollars of equipment and weapons left behind, and some of the Afghans who have come to America haven’t been properly vetted — and Joe Biden describes that as an extraordinary success. You’ve got to be kidding me,” Jordan said. “So, I mean, this is why his approval ratings are down. This is why the American people are so frustrated and so upset.”
Jordan added, “And here’s what’s amazing to me, how could it be an extraordinary success and at the same time, be President Trump’s fault? These guys say whatever they want. We all know that when President Trump was in the White House where he projects strength, where he projects confidence, this stuff did not happen and would not happen if he was still there. That’s what the American people understand.”
“I am so frustrated with what I hear and Judge, remember, this is the same group of people who gave us Benghazi,” Jordan said. “This is Blinken. This is Burns. This is Susan Rice, Wendy Sherman, Jake Sullivan. Those are the same people in charge when four Americans gave their life on September 11, 2012. They are the same darn people making decisions that allowed 13 people to die.”
Rep. Jordan’s comments come the same week that Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Taliban are not allowing flights to charter flights with Americans to depart Afghanistan for evacuation.
“As of now, the Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart,” Blinken said. “They claim that some of the passengers do not have the required documentation.”
“While there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground, without an airport with normal security procedures in place, we are working to do everything in our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground,” he continued.
Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “The Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart.”
These flights include American citizens. pic.twitter.com/HbJVMAsFHt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 8, 2021