Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

May 26th, 2024 - 2:33 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

All these chickens are under arrest!

The Libertarians held their 2024 nominating convention in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 26, 2024. They invited Biden, Trump, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., but only Trump and Kennedy showed up. Trump was accompanied by a Secret Service contingent. It seems Trump isn’t popular with the Libertari[...]

May 26th, 2024 - 1:05 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Biden or Trump, some choice

The 2024 polls show most Americans prefer [x] neither of the above. But presidents don’t need to be popular, and most aren’t. JFK’s popularity was a big thing in its time because popular presidents are rare. There are three important considerations in choosing a president, and popu[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 10:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Capitol rioter gets 12 years from Trump-appointed judge

Federal Judge Trevor McFadden (bio here), a Trump appointee, sentenced Christopher Quaglin (photo, left), a New Jersey electrician, to 12 years in prison for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection. Quaglin didn’t help himself by mouthing off to the judge and expressin[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 9:00 pm § in Donald Trump

Inflation hits Trump crowds, too

Not the ticket prices, the crowd numbers. Estimates for his Wildwood, New Jersey, rally were widely mocked (see story here). In the Bronx, you wouldn’t expect Trump to draw a big crowd, and he didn’t. His campaign estimated the crowd at 25,000 (see story here), but a TV station’s a[...]

May 23rd, 2024 - 6:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why Trump won’t go to jail over the hush money

Even if Trump is convicted in the hush money case, and ex-FBI director James Comey thinks it’s a strong case (see story here), he’s unlikely to get prison time. Ex-Baltimore D.A. Marilyn Mosby, convicted of stealing her own money and lying about it, got a year of home detention (read sto[...]

May 23rd, 2024 - 5:39 pm § in Donald Trump

Motorcade video is real, but …

Eric Trump wants people to think his dad’s popular, so he posted video of a Biden motorcade. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 22nd, 2024 - 10:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

RFK Jr. campaign loses black outreach director

This can’t possibly be bad for the candidate, because of who she is. Angela Stanton-King (photo below, at right) has quit that role, but will remain an informal adviser, MSNBC reported on May 22, 2024 (read story here). Stanton-King has, shall we say, an interesting biography. She did prison t[...]

May 22nd, 2024 - 7:57 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley endorses Trump

Nikki Haley says she’ll vote for Trump, not Biden, in November 2024 (read story here). Surprised? You shouldn’t be. She’s a Republican, ambitious, and doesn’t want to jinx her political future. But it’s also more of the Nikki Haley we know. Three years ago I called her R[...]

May 19th, 2024 - 12:06 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

If Trump wins in 2024, could he get a third term?

Trump has spoken of a third term before, usually in a joking tone, and did again at the NRA convention on Saturday, May 18, 2024 (see story here). But is he joking? Trump has no sense of humor, only uses humor to mock people he doesn’t like, and it provides him with a dodge: He […][...]

May 16th, 2024 - 8:57 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Of course debates are rigged against Trump

Lara Trump, RNC co-chair and daughter-in-law, complained “debates are always ‘rigged so heavily’ in President Biden’s favor,” The Hill reported on May 16, 2024 (read story here). Of course they are. Biden ate Trump’s lunch in 2020 and will in 2024. Trump is weak on i[...]