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''Trump has been isolated in bunker mode in recent weeks as political and personal crises mount, according to interviews with 27 current and former White House officials, Republican lawmakers, and outside advisers to the president, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer candid assessments. “There’s going to be an intervention,” one former senior administration official said speculatively. “Jim Mattis just sent a shot across the bow. He’s the most credible member of the administration by five grades of magnitude. He’s the steady, safe set of hands. And this letter is brutal. He quit because of the madness.”''

and . . .

''In his resignation letter, Mattis wrote, “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues . . . Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”''

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-tailspin-under-siege-trump-propels-the-government-and-markets-into-crisis/
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Ive never really been interested in political events and have not really been following what President Trump is up to , but every time I look at my world news web page , its full of what seems to be vast amounts of Trump negative news reports and stinging comments. So a simple question from a simple man :)

Has President Trump while in office actually done any thing that has been a benefit to the American people .


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Ken you ask - ''Has President Trump while in office actually done any thing that has been a benefit to the American people?''

Well there must be something but I'm not an expert either . . .

Here's some more negatives  :o

''Accounts from inside the White House, such as Bob Woodward’s book Fear, confirm that Mattis had manage to steer the president from impulsive moves that would have turned the world on its head, like pulling the US out of Nato, or launching assassination strikes against Bashar al-Assad of Syria and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.''

It get's worse :-

''‘Trump and Putin could end the world today’

The ever-present possibility of an unintended or unforeseen conflict flaring up increases fears among defence analysts over how Trump might respond without experienced figures like Mattis at his side. “President Trump has yet to be faced with a true international crisis,” said Alexandra Bell, a senior policy director at the Centre for Arms Control and Non-proliferation. “His behaviour and actions give little hope that he’ll react to pressure with calm resolve.” Bell pointed out that under the US command and control system, there is no institutional brake on Trump ordering a nuclear launch.

“The world must also come to grips with the fact that we have placed an inordinate amount of faith in the ability of individual leaders to behave rationally. By choice or miscalculation, President Trump and President Putin could end the world today and there’s little any of us could do to stop them. What’s worse is that’s the way we designed it.
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A nice cheerful thought for Christmas . . .

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/23/donald-trump-government-shutdown-syria-mattis-mcgurk-yemen



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Don't wanna bore you Guys and Waterheart - but there's some great photos in this link :-

''Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” has become the trademark of his presidency. It is the promise that more than any other has energized his base, and riled his opponents, and his dogged attachment to it has now brought a large part of the US government to a historic 25 days of partial shutdown.

The potency of Trump’s wall – for his supporters and his detractors – stems from its simplicity. Build it tall, build it wide – he has pledged 1,000 miles of it – and America will be safe again. But how does that uncomplicated notion compare to the complexity of the border itself? Taken as a whole, the 1,954 miles of US-Mexican border is a place of astounding diversity – of terrain, of land-use, of city and countryside, of ethnicity. It traverses desert, river, mountain and sea
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/15/us-mexico-border-trump-wall-dispatch
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Well done Donald (at last).

''Donald Trump reached a deal with Democrats on Friday to temporarily end the longest shutdown in US history, without any funding for his proposed border wall. The 35-day shutdown has seen 800,000 government workers being sent home or working without pay since before Christmas.

Mr Trump agreed to the three-week re-opening of government departments and to leave the issue of wall funding to future negotiations. The decision came as government workers faced increasing hardship, many missing mortgage and car payments, airports suffered chaos, and the head of the FBI lambasted the shutdown
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/25/donald-trump-announces-deal-reopen-us-government-longest-shutdown/
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An all round bad day at the Office for President Trump :-

 '' 'No agreement reached', White House says
    Talks broke down over lifting of US sanctions
    No third summit committed to by either leader
    Where did it all go wrong between Trump and Kim?
    Five things to watch as Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un
    Trump urges 'friend Kim' to see Vietnam as blueprint for NK

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have failed to reach an agreement on denuclearising North Korea at their Vietnam summit, defying expectations that a deal of some form would be struck.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/28/donald-trump-kim-jong-un-summit-latest-updates-vietnam-meeting/

and . . . I tend to believe Michael Cohen's testimony - after all if he wanted to lie now, he would have stuck by Trump's side would he not ? NO chance of a Presidential 'pardon'  8) 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/27/michael-cohen-donald-trump-testimony-latest-news

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donald-trump-michael-cohen-congress_uk_5c76b421e4b062b30eba1b57?

A VERY bad day at the Office for Donald.
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''Now Mueller, speaking at long last to the American people, has again announced with fierce precision, that the President of the United States may have committed federal crimes, and that there is a process to prosecute a chief executive. And he reminded us, once again, that contrary to Trump's endless equivocation, "The Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system," trying to "damage a presidential candidate." They aimed to hurt Hillary Clinton, he made plain -- something Trump refuses to acknowledge.''

https://us.cnn.com/2019/05/29/opinions/mueller-trump-obstruction-ghitis/index.html
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