Trump Cabinet Clown Show Demonstrates Accelerating Mental Disintegration

An image with a word pastiche and caricature of Trump with a word pastiche of terms and synonyms representing mental illness.

by Richard Cameron   Periodically, we at National Compass, take an inventory of the random, nonsensical, juvenile, puerile ramblings of Donald Trump. We do it periodically, because even though Trump spouts off daily and sometimes hourly – it is not possible to publish updates that frequently with all of the other issues to deal with that arise from Trump’s radioactive presidency. Beyond that, the intervals between these examinations makes them somewhat a barometer of Trump’s mental health state. Given the fact, however, that Trump’s mental state was acutely troubled before…

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The Border Wall Dance – Donald Trump And His Two Left Feet

photo image of existing border fence between Mexico and the U.S.

by Richard Cameron The government shutdown continues apace heading into the New Year, spurred on by Donald Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the border wall he based most of his premise as a candidate for the presidency.  During the campaign, Trump made innumerable pledges about the wall. In sum, they were typified by this.  “On day one, we will work on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall”. Policy advisors within his administration have counseled the president that what he promised his steadfast constituency, is not feasible.…

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Paying For A Brick In The Wall

By Janice Barlow A FEW DAYS AGO, several people came up with an emotion driven idea that, since there would be no wall built by our tax dollars, why not create an account to contribute more money to, in order to fund President Trump‘s border wall between the United States and Mexico? Thus, a gofundme account was born. It was started by Veteran Brian Kolfage, an amputee and Purple Heart recipient. And in the first three days, over a million dollars was donated by close to 50,000 people to this…

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Shootout At The Oval Office – Nancy Pelosi Hits Target, Trump Shoots Off Mouth

still image from C-Span coverage of the Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance.

by Richard Cameron   The White House meeting in the Oval Office involving President Trump, House Minority leader (soon to be Majority leader and Speaker once again) Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, unraveled in short order into something neither Trump nor White House staff had anticipated.  Mike Pence did sit in on the little get together, but was a seat warmer and made Justice Clarence Thomas seem like a chatterbox in comparison. In other words, not a syllable escaped the Vice President’s mouth before or after Trump’s…

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Don’t Want Immigrants Crossing The Border? Then Stop Buying Cheap Stuff

by Tony Wyman Can we be honest about immigration for a change? I know we want to blame the issue on politicians and business leaders, but they aren’t the real reason immigrants are coming to the United States.  You are. You, the consumer constantly demanding better goods and services at steadily declining costs, are the primary reason more low-skill immigrant laborers are coming to America.  You are creating a demand for them, a demand that grows year-after-year. And that is a good thing!  Because consumer demand for affordable goods is…

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Trump Sacrifices Homeland Security For “Beautiful Wall” And Tax Windfall

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump – as presidential candidate courted his fanatical campaign followers with absolute, unequivocal pledges to beef up border security and protect Americans from terror attacks. For example, his campaign speech in Phoenix, Arizona in August of 2016.  That campaign appearance was arranged for the purpose of erasing any confusion or doubt about what Trump’s intentions were concerning immigration, border protection and domestic security, including the threat of terrorism – particularly since Trump had been tacking away from his most aggressive rhetoric on the subject in months…

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A Reality Check On The Trump Phoenix Rally (Worship Service)

Trump at his speaking podium during rally in Phoenix, Arizona

by Richard Cameron The National Clown Gangsta made an appearance in Phoenix yesterday to flatulate.  It was not necessary, was disruptive and had nothing to do with governance.  Drumpf the Clown just needed a worship service.  He’s addicted to them now.  Trump essentially announced without actually doing so, a presidential pardon for a former law enforcement official (convicted Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio), that callously and deliberately disobeyed the clear and unambiguous order of a federal court. Because it is the right thing to do? No – because his shriveling…

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Donald Trump Urges Mexican President Peña Nieto To Help Him Politically Navigate The Wall

Trump speaking at an event

by Richard Cameron   A transcript of a phone call between newly sworn in President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto obtained by the Washington Post, reveals that Trump pleaded on January 27th, with Peña Nieto to provide him political cover for the hyperventilated rhetoric Trump was slinging around to his base voters during the campaign about Mexico paying for the border wall. During the conversation between the two, in which Trump did most of the talking in monologue fashion, Trump explained to the President of Mexico, the political…

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Executive Orders vs. Signed Legislation – President Trump’s Accomplishments So Far

by Oletta Branstiter According to WhiteHouse.gov, President Trump has signed 35 executive orders, with the purpose of unraveling many of the Progressive actions by previous President Obama, but which can be undone by any future president. The most conservative of these may include: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of…

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Trump’s “Big, Beautiful” Wall Part One – Will It Stop The Drug Traffic Across The Border?

by Richard Cameron There is a great deal of debate regarding the border wall that Donald Trump made a signature theme in his campaign rallies. It’s an enduring topic of discussion in diners, taverns, social media, cable news channels and in policy journals. The arguments are multi-faceted, dealing with immigration, narco-trafficking and possible terrorist incursions. And in fact, Trump’s executive order on the construction of the wall, states that the purpose of the wall is – “to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism.” Because most…

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