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UnPresidented: Trump flips on purported Chinese currency devaluation

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In a close second to “build the wall” sentiments in terms of sheer volume, Donald Trump’s claims of Chinese currency devaluation have appeared without repose in the president’s rhetoric. Since his speech announcing his presidential bid when Trump claimed […]

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UnPresidented: Apparent lack of strategy overshadows Syria strike

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In the aftermath of Thursday’s targeted missile strikes on a Syrian government-controlled air base, there has been very little indicating future plans in the country from President Trump. His notoriously twitchy fingers have not even tapped out a tweet […]

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UnPresidented: Empty government positions pose liability to administration

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  “UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration. Running the massive entity of the U.S. Federal Government is not a one-man job. There is a singular president, yes, but below him is an endless tangle of bureaucracy and public servants. The size of the U.S. government surpasses […]

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UnPresidented: Coal-focused executive order undermines economic and environmental interests

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Fulfilling numerous campaign promises, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that marked the beginning of a significant rollback in Obama-era climate protections. Most notably, the order directed the Environmental Protection Agency to start the withdrawal of Obama’s […]

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UnPresidented: Trump budget abandons ‘soft power’ spending

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   On Thursday, President Donald Trump finally revealed his administration’s proposed budget. Along with the long-rumored $54 billion hike in military spending, the Trump administration also proposed massive cuts in domestic funding, including anti-poverty and education programs, and the State […]

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UnPresidented: Leaked tax returns shed little light on Trump’s shady finances

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In the next chapter of a more-than-a-year-long saga, two pages of Trump’s 2005 tax returns were leaked on Tuesday. The leaked documents, which were publicized and released on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC TV show, show that Trump paid $38 million […]

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UnPresidented: Trump works to make Russia great again

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has extensive business ties in Russia and was awarded the “Order of Friendship” by the Kremlin. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was paid to give a speech for the propagandist Russian news network, […]

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UnPresidented: Trumps proposes unnecessary inflation of military budget

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Even as President Trump has made reducing government spending a hallmark of his policy, increased military spending has always been on the table. In the first joint address of his presidency, Trump announced Tuesday that the defense budget would […]

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UnPresidented: Trump takes the wrong approach on immigration

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Until Tuesday, immigration policy under President Trump’s administration only laid the foundation for a ridiculous border wall and thrived on vague threats of increased action. That all changed with the recently released directives from the Department of Homeland Security, […]

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UnPresidented: Trump campaigns for re-election amid White House turmoil

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   The inauguration and first weeks of President Trump’s administration have many looking toward the 2020 election cycle, not excluding Trump himself. On Saturday, less than a month after he was sworn into office, Trump returned to the campaign trail, […]