West Wing Reports

West Wing Reports


Paul Brandus: Keynote speaker: 7 presidential libraries, Fortune 500 cos. Author 3 books. USAToday, DowJones/MarketWatch columnist. Ex Russia NBC pbrandus@gmail

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#coronavirus Trump's grim tone and concern is certainly appropriate given the rapidly worsening situation. Historians, however, will speculate - it has already begun - how much lower "the curve" might have been had he not downplayed and denied it in January and February

As the Trump administration fights a deadly virus that impairs breathing, it is rolling back clean air standards - that will make the air we breathe dirtier

1) March began with @realDonaldTrump  downplaying the #coronavirus  - there was only one U.S. death. "I'm not concerned at all," he said. 2) It ended with a death toll surpassing Antietam, 9/11, D-Day and Pearl Harbor. Will soon eclipse the Civil War's worst battle: Gettysburg

@realDonaldTrump 's spin: Impeachment distracted from #coronavirus  1) yet golfed during impeachment (Jan. 18, 19, 28, 30, & Feb. 1) 2) and held rallies (Jan. 9, 14, 28, 30) 3) and AFTER acquittal (Feb. 5), he golfed (Feb. 15, Mar. 7, 8) 4) rallies (Feb. 10, 19, 20, 21, 28)

U.S. manufacturing activity has sunk to lowest level since the near-collapse of U.S. economy in 2007-09 (Institute for Supply Management data)

"You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster." -Neil Degrasse Tyson

Today, WWR's Paul Brandus launches "30 Days of Giving." The premise: No matter what our difficulties, there is always someone else with far bigger problems and worries than we have - particularly now. (more) #30DaysofGiving 

The news isn't all bad: "Justin Bieber postpones summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic"

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. is an Orwellian manufacturer of "Fake News." On - of all days - Sept. 11, he posted this photo showing his staff honoring the tragic anniversary. But: 1) It was raining today and 2) it includes the long-departed Hope Hicks and Omarosa (h/t )

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It sure was devious of CNN's Jim@Acosta  to ask the President a question - quoting the President's very own words verbatim - and asking him politely to comment. Talk about treachery

As Coast Guard saves lives in TX, good time to remember that @realDonaldTrump  earlier this year proposed to slash its budget 14%

A First Lady has the power to make people think. In 1989 Barbara Bush visited a Washington hospice where abandoned infants with the AIDS virus were being cared for. Some folks were ignorant and thought you could get AIDS from touching someone. Mrs. Bush hugged and kissed the kids

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Former chairman of RNC Steele told WWR at lunch that Trump will not finish his term; advises clients to bolster ties w/VP Pence

. claims U.S. is the most taxed country. Actually, it's 28th. Making policy is hard when policymakers don’t know the facts

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1. Elephants are nearing extinction in much of the world (yes, really) 2. Trump admin. is nevertheless planning to lift restrictions on importing "African elephant trophies" (i.e. parts of elephants) from parts of Africa

Senator (R-Iowa) says millions of Americans are lower-income because they “are just spending every darn penny they have whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”

@realDonaldTrump  Sir: how can you find time to tweet on Apprentice ratings - but not receive an intelligence briefing?

Surprise: Rust Belt unemployment on the rise #Indiana : 3.9% (was 3.0% in June) #Michigan : 4.5% (3.7% in June) #Ohio : 5.1% (was 4.9% in May) #Wisconsin : 3.4% (was 3.1% in June) only bright spot: #Pennsylvania . current 4.7% is low point #Jobs 

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