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New York Daily News Scorches ‘Treason’ Trump With Brutal New Cover

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The president sparked outrage when he refused to publicly condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

The New York Daily News hammered President Donald Trump with its Tuesday cover, suggesting that his refusal to publicly condemn Russian leader Vladimir Putin was treason.

During a news conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland, Trump would not blame Russia or Putin for interference in the 2016 U.S. election, saying “we’re all to blame” for poor relations between the two countries. U.S. intelligence and government officials have concluded that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

So the New York Daily News reacted to Trump’s remarks with a brutal illustration and headline, accusing the president of siding with an enemy over his own country. The illustration alluded to a statement Trump made during his presidential campaign that he could shoot someone on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose voters.

Trump’s comments after his meeting with Putin sparked outrage Monday, with even Republican leaders and Fox News hosts slamming the president. 

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said, “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.” Fox Business host Neil Cavuto called Trump’s behavior “disgusting.”

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Choke On It, Democrats: Unemployment Heading For A 50-Year Low Under Trump

What’s that? Unemployment is about to hit a record low. Yes, it is. Ever since President Donald J. Trump signed major tax reform legislation into law, the economy has been booming. Strong job growth, rising wages, and three million jobs created since Trump was sworn into office. There are now more jobs than there are job seekers. Over three million workers from over 250 companies have been given bonus checks averaging $1,000 or more. Guy has a lengthy post detailing the strong retail sales report from June, along with another company, Mack Molding, announcing a $5.4 million expansion that will create another 100 jobs thanks to the tax reform bill. Oh, and hiring in America is at an 11-year high. And to add another bit of positive news, unemployment could hit a 50-year low under Trump (via WSJ):

Economists expect the low U.S. unemployment rate to go even lower over the next year, reaching levels not seen in a half-century.

Private-sector economic forecasters surveyed in recent days by The Wall Street Journal on average saw the jobless rate—4% in June after touching 3.8% in May—falling to 3.7% by the end of 2018 and 3.6% by mid-2019.

“Right now, the drivers for the labor market are for a lower unemployment rate,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group.

“We will see a bit stronger demand because of tax cuts and federal spending increases this year and into 2019, so businesses will be hiring,” he said

May’s 3.8% unemployment rate was the lowest since April 2000, when the jobless rate was also 3.8%. It hasn’t been below that level since December 1969, when it was 3.5%.

Second quarter economic growth is projected to hit four percent. Black unemployment has reached a historic low as well under Trump. When liberals and Never Trump Republicans wonder why the party is behind this man, it’s because his agenda, which gives conservatives almost everything they want, has generated a booming economy. So far, the experts agree that the Trump economy is unstoppable. Yet, this economic powerhouse could end if Democrats retake Congress. 

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Is Trump worth it? From Supreme Court to Putin, a week of whiplash for skeptical conservatives

For conflicted conservatives, the past two weeks may have brought on a case of Trump-induced whiplash.

One week, the president is taking promising steps to steer the Supreme Court in a favorable direction. The next week, he's face-planting in an enormously consequential public appearance with Vladimir Putin.

The close timing of Trump's Supreme Court pick and disastrous press conference with Putin — separated by one week—raises the persistent question for a cohort of more cautious conservatives: Is Trump a net positive or a net negative?

Is the administration's conservative governance — manifest in tax cuts, the rollback of the administrative state, and federal judicial nominations — worth the risks? Is it worth damaging America's standing on the world stage? Foreign policy is only one point in the broader calculus, but it's obviously significant on its own.

Heading into November 2016, both the Supreme Court and foreign policy loomed large in the minds of Republican voters. When it comes to the Supreme Court, Trump is now likely to have two solid justices confirmed by the time of his re-election. But his performance in Helsinki on Monday earned Trump few defenders on the Right. The question for conservatives who approach Trump with either cautious approval or disapproval, then, is whether the impacts of the bad presser and other foreign policy blunders are outweighed by the president's conservative successes.

This Monday-to-Monday time lapse probably has people in that cohort (which I generally believe to be underestimated) revisiting their cost-benefit-analyses.

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/is-trump-worth-it-from-supreme-court-to-putin-a-week-of-whiplash-for-skeptical-conservatives

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