Did Cubs’ Albert Almora Flip The Bird To President Trump?

via the Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet: Albert Almora Jr. said he first became aware of the middle-finger issue when the Sun-Times tweeted a photo taken by Washington bureau chief Lynn Sweet during the team’s visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Within minutes, the DailyMail.com had erroneously turned the Cubs’ young center fielder into a “smirking” player flipping the bird at the president in a post that included no reporting. “Obviously, it’s unfortunate,” said Almora, who clearly had his index finger also extended alongside the middle finger dangling from his pants pocket — and who might be the most mature, respectful member among the Cubs who attended the event. “I would never do that to the president of the United States,” he said. “We laugh about it now, but there’s definitely two fingers out there. There’s not one. “The guys were giving me a hard time about it, but then I pointed out the second finger, and we’re all good. I can sleep at night, man. I k..

Chicago Cubs Visit President Donald Trump

The Chicago Cubs will make their second visit in six months to the White House Wednesday for a meeting with President Donald Trump. Trump has close ties with the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs franchise and have long been top Republican donors. Joe Ricketts, whose son Tom is the Cubs chairman, donated close to $15 million to Republican causes during the 2016 campaign. The Cubs, who beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series, visited the White House for their ceremonial presidential visit earlier this year under President Barack Obama, who honored the team as the pride of the city despite being a loyal Chicago White Sox fan. But Wednesday’s visit has raised questions about openness in the Trump White House. Sports teams who visit the White House are usually honored with public ceremonies and a speech by the president. But because Obama already feted the Cubs, the White House decided to keep Wednesday’s visit a low-key affair. In part because the visit is being billed a..

Trump shades Cubs during White House visit: ‘Your team’s doing OK,’ and other Chicago...

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Trump administration sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refuge

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department say that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, […]

Cubs Visit Trump White House

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (WASHINGTON) — The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs have made a stop at the White House. It was the second stop at the White House for the Cubs, having already visited before then-president Barack Obama left office. The team, with some members absent, met with Trump at the White House. “And your team’s doing OK but you’re going to do great starting right now, right,” Trump questioned the team in front of reporters before whisking them off to the Oval Office for a photo-op. The ball club presented Trump with a number 45 Cubs jersey. Copyright 2017 WLS News​

Trump promises ‘big surprise’ on health care

By Jeremy Diamond President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone Wednesday, the day after Senate Republican leaders scuttled plans for a vote on health care reform this week in the face of stiff resistance from within the party’s own ranks. “We’re going to have a big surprise,” Trump said during a brief photo opportunity with reporters as he welcomed the World Series-winning Chicago Cubs at the White House. “We’re going to have a great, great surprise.” Trump declined to say what the surprise would be, but his comments stood in contrast to the state of play on health care reform on Wednesday, with nine Republican senators publicly expressing their opposition to the Senate bill Trump is pushing and a pair of polls showing rock-bottom public support for the bill. Hours before promising a “surprise,” Trump acknowledged that shuttling the health care legislation through the Senate is “very tough,” but said he believed he and Republicans would “get it over the line.” “We have g..

Washington Post: March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

WASHINGTON — A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president’s golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland. But closer inspection reveals that the March 1, 2009, cover is false. The Washington Post investigated and reported Tuesday that Time had no magazine cover with that date, nor had the publication featured Trump on its cover at any time in 2009. Is the president who railed against “fake news” as recently […]

Phony March 2009 Time cover of Trump hangs in 4 of his golf clubs:...

​​ WASHINGTON — A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president’s golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland. But closer inspection reveals that the March 1, 2009, cover is false. The Washington Post investigated and reported Tuesday that Time had no magazine cover with that date, nor had the publication featured Trump on its cover at any time in 2009. Is the president who railed against “fake news” as […]

PHOTOS: Cubs, Commissioner’s Trophy visit President Trump at White House

WASHINGTON — A few months ago, the Cubs had a chance to celebrate their World Series championship with the 44th President of the United States. On Wednesday, they got an audience with the 45th. Before their game in Washington D.C. against the Nationals, a few of the Cubs made their way to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump for the first time. The White House documented the visit on their Snapchat account on Wednesday afternoon. Among those […]

Cubs, Commissioner’s Trophy visit President Trump at White House

WASHINGTON — A few months ago, the Cubs had a chance to celebrate their World Series championship with the 44th President of the United States. On Wednesday, they got an audience with the 45th. Before their game in Washington D.C. against the Nationals, a few of the Cubs made their way to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump for the first time. The White House documented the visit on their Snapchat account on Wednesday afternoon. Among those […]

Chicago installs “Real Fake” sculpture in front of Trump Tower

CHICAGO — “REAL FAKE” are the golden words that currently sit at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Wacker drive, right across the river from Trump Tower. The “Real Fake” sculpture is one of five pieces of art selected to be put along the Chicago Riverwalk, the Chicago Tribune reports. The installation is part of the city’s Year of Public Art. Chicago trolls Trump Tower with "REAL FAKE" sculpture in prime spot for Trump-hating tourists https://t.co/TPeRyafHTw pic.twitter.com/ZBkWKo8Htd — Chicago Tribune […]

CNN Producer: Trump And Russia Narrative ‘Bullsh*t’

Via Project Veritas Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative. “I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.” He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings: “It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss…All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.” According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. “Trump is good for business right now,” he concluded. Bonifield further goes on to explain that the instructions come straight from the top, citing the CEO, Jeff Zucker: “Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN (Jeff Zucker) said in our internal meeting, he said go..

Trump Takes Swipe at Amazon Over ‘Internet Taxes’

In a new Twitter tirade, President Donald Trump went after The Washington Post and its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, after the newspaper published a story about several of Trump's clubs displaying a fake... Photo Credit: Getty Images

Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Clean-Water-Rule Edition

In February, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule. The regulation, which was created in 2015 but was put on hold by a court later that year, aims to expand the federal government’s ability to apply anti-pollution statutes to a variety of bodies of water. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would be acting on the president’s order and rolling back the regulation. When he first called upon the EPA to review WOTUS, Trump cited its economic cost, calling it “a disaster” and “a massive power grab” that was “putting people out of jobs by the hundreds of thousands” (a claim The Washington Post gave its lowest fact-checking rating). And while pro-business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lauded the EPA’s decision, environmental groups criticized the move, arguing that WOTUS represented a significant step forward in pr..