“Our southern border is safe and sound. That’s what I found tracing it by bicycle. The one thing I didn’t find on the border that I expected to find everywhere, growing like scrub brush in the desert, was anger. I assumed Mexicans would be angry with Americans, intruders like me. I assumed Texans would be angry with Mexicans. I was wrong on both counts. These are generous people with centuries of a shared culture.”
A good read.
Via The Weekly Standard
Amazing how the G7 kibitzers (and their elitest clones in the media) got all bent at Trump simply telling the truth about tariffs and other trade barriers.
“Trump is right that most countries protect their agricultural industries with tariff and non-tariff barriers. (The EU’s ban on GMO crops is an example of a non-tariff barrier that is rational only as an act of protectionism.) The U.S. has the most efficient agricultural sector in the world, and since most countries can’t compete with our farmers, they erect trade barriers. How is this any different from our imposing tariffs on steel or automobiles? It isn’t.
“Does Canada actually impose a 270% tariff on American dairy products, as Trump keeps saying? Yes, it does, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company:
Canada levies a tariff of 270 per cent on milk, 245 per cent on cheese and 298 per cent on butter in an effort to keep imports out and tightly control supply.
“So Trump is right. A world without tariffs is a desirable goal, but a world in which the U.S. has no tariffs, but other countries erect barriers to our products, is not.”
But the G7 bigwigs meet to party, not to tell the truth. And truth-tellers are not welcome. Especially not in the snooze media. It interrupts their snoozing.
Via Power Line Blog
President Trump slammed the fake news for its conspiracy theories about his wife. Naturally he had to give some examples. That set the NYSlimes off:
“…repeating the kind of unfounded rumors about his wife that would normally attract legal action from him and his notoriously litigious family.”
Anything to continue the Mediacrats’ criticism narrative, eh?
Via Seth Mandel
Unveiling the secrets behind Spygate, says commenter Alan Veenstra at WSJ, will come about in Trump’s own good time:
“I am comfortable with Trump holding back on his authority to release the pertinent documents. He has repeatedly proven that his political (and theatrical) instincts are superior to those who seek immediate gratification.
“Let the rotisserie of justice turn at its own speed, slow roasting those on the spit. The entre’ will be all the tastier and more satisfying. Trump can always force the release of docs if the swamp and the DIMS are successful in thwarting justice [for a while]. Relax and enjoy the ride. Trump has this under control.”
Via Kimberley A. Strassel at WSJ
UPDATE: I’ve become suspicious of Trey Gowdy since his multiple “investigations” have all come up dry, particularly the one on Benghazi. But he makes sense here, if what he has been told was the truth. Which, knowing the sources, is a big if.