Monday, 21 January, 2019

Is the Trump-Graham Bromance Officially Dead?

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Melinda Barton | 21 January, 2018, 02:16

Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Jackson said. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and some Republicans. Jackson said he didn't think such an exam was necessary but conducted it at Trump's request.

Graham said that to Trump, the color of one's skin "doesn't matter, as long as you're nice to him".

Earlier this week, Graham told reporters that Trump was "not well served by his staff" on the immigration debate. The doctor said he would also design a daily exercise program for Trump. "Did he use anything similar to that describing certain countries?" She said "others in the room were also using tough language".

"Lindsey - he meant well - but I said, 'Well, how many Republicans agree with this?'" Trump said.

In a time where many of Trump's most dedicated detractors have kicked around thoughts and rumors suggesting that the president is experiencing the type of rapid mental deterioration that should result in him being moved from office, Dr. Jackson reports that Trump is perfectly fit mentally and suffers from no cognitive impairments.

The Illinois representative said this past week that he heard the president make the statements, although other representatives in the same meeting denied hearing it. His colleague Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who was not at the meeting, said Graham told him that Durbin's account was "basically accurate".

His words appeared to do little to assuage the anger of pro-Haiti protesters who gathered down the street from the president's Florida retreat - or soften the criticism unleashed from podiums and pulpits across the nation on what would have been King's 89th birthday. The president's blood pressure was 122/75. "This is an important issue, he's passionate about it, he's not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system".

"And there is no way in the world to fix this problem without dealing with the DACA issue".

Because Trump has blustered about his health before, there had been suspicions among some critics that the White House might hide evidence that he is mentally or physically unfit for office.

But Ben Marter, a spokesman for Durbin, said on Friday that following an initial telephone conversation with Trump about the deal, the senator had been "encouraged" by Trump's reaction and had expected further progress on the legislation at a White House meeting that day.

House Republicans introduced a plan Tuesday night that would fund the government until February 16, but it doesn't include a solution ahead of the DACA deadline on March 5, nor does it include a full year budget for the military.

Trump in September announced he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects the Dreamers, which was begun by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, effective in March. Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal that Trump would support to extend that protection.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said that while the comments were not "constructive at all", Americans "shouldn't draw conclusions that [Trump] didn't intend".

"I'm honored to stand here with women across the administration", he said, mentioning his daughter, Ivanka, and the women who were "front and center" on the tax bill, which he said has shown "incredible" success.

Durbin said Monday the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting.