Trump’s Mar-a-Lago neighbors are taking legal action to try to force him to live elsewhere

  • President Donald Trump’s Florida neighbors are taking action meant to stop him from moving permanently to his Mar-a-Lago beach resort, according to a Washington Post report.
  • Neighbors reportedly wrote a letter to Palm Beach authorities and the US Secret Service saying Trump had no legal right to live there full time, citing legal precedent from a 1993 agreement Trump signed.
  • According to The Post, the letter says Palm Beach authorities should promptly notify Trump he is not allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago to avoid an “embarrassing situation” in which a former president had to be evicted.
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President Donald Trump’s neighbors in Florida are taking legal action to try to prevent him from moving permanently to his Mar-a-Lago beach residence, according to a Washington Post report.

The president is said to be planning to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently when he leaves the White House on January 20. Some of his neighbors, however, have written a letter to Palm Beach authorities and the US Secret Service saying that Trump has no legal right to live there full time, The Post reported.

The Post said it obtained a copy of the letter, in which it says the neighbors mentioned an agreement that Trump signed in 1993 when he sought to turn what had been a residence into a private club.

Under the terms of the agreement, no guest is permitted to stay at the club for more than “three non-consecutive seven day periods” during one year.

The letter, written by an attorney representing the DeMoss family, who are Mar-a-Lago’s neighbors, says Palm Beach officials should notify Trump he is not allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago to avoid an “embarrassing situation” in which a former president would face an eviction.

READ MORE: Inside Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s ornate, exclusive resort that’s closed to the public

The luxurious golf resort at Mar-a-Lago, long billed as Trump’s “winter White House,” has long been a favorite residence of Trump’s among his sprawling networks of properties and golf clubs.

Trump is a lifelong New Yorker who grew up in the borough of Queens, but last year he switched his primary residence from Trump Tower in New York to Mar-a-Lago.

Though the move was said to be for tax purposes, Trump has spent a lot of time at his property in Florida during his presidency and is expected to base himself there after he leaves the White House.

Builders have started to renovate his private apartment at the resort in preparation for his departure from the White House, People magazine reported last week, while the first lady, Melania Trump, is also looking for schools in the area for the couple’s son Barron, according to the same report.

“They have looked all over Palm Beach County and neighboring Broward County for just the right place,” a source close to Melania Trump told People. “There are several options, and they will decide soon.”

Trump renews threats to GOP over election lies: The Note

Trump renews threats to GOP over election lies: The Note

Donald and Melania Trump received Covid vaccine at the White House in January

It was not immediately clear which vaccine or how many doses each had received.
The revelation comes after the former President urged his followers to get vaccinated for the virus during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, telling the audience, “How unpainful that vaccine shot is, so everybody go get your shot.” That encouragement marked a notable shift as Trump, during his time in office, had long dismissed the gravity of the virus and eschewed practices like social distancing and mask wearing.
CNN previously reported that a White House official had said in mid-December that Trump wouldn’t be administered a coronavirus vaccine until it was recommended by the White House medical team.
The official said at the time that Trump was still receiving the benefits of the monoclonal antibody cocktail he was given during his recovery from Covid-19 earlier in the fall, when both he and the first lady had tested positive for the virus.
Trump’s decision to quietly receive the vaccine, without public fanfare, contrasts sharply with his successor and predecessors. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were each vaccinated on live television in December, and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton volunteered in December to get their Covid-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine’s safety.
Former President Jimmy Carter has also been inoculated against the virus.
During his CPAC speech, Trump, who oversaw the rapid development of coronavirus vaccines through the Operation Warp Speed task force, said his administration deserves much of the credit for the current pace of vaccinations in America and repeatedly referred to Covid-19 using a racist term. “Never let them forget this was us. We did this,” he said of the vaccine development.
The former President’s speechwriting team from his days at the White House had returned to duty to assist him in drafting his Sunday address to the conference, an adviser told CNN on Monday. Among those speechwriters was Trump’s former top domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller.
Trump’s remarks on vaccine development ran counter to CNN reporting in January that Biden and his advisers weren’t inheriting any coronavirus vaccine distribution plan from the Trump administration.
In the immediate hours following Biden being sworn into office on Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the new administration’s Covid-related work told CNN one of the biggest shocks that the Biden team had to digest during the transition period was what they saw as a complete lack of a vaccine distribution strategy under Trump, even weeks after multiple vaccines were approved for use in the United States.
This story has been updated with additional reporting.
Models and bottles: When Melania’s pal Paolo blew through D.C.

Models and bottles: When Melania’s pal Paolo blew through D.C.

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This is the story of what happened when a notorious New York City playboy not named DONALD TRUMP tried to replicate his act in Washington.

Few people are more intertwined with Donald and MELANIA TRUMP than PAOLO ZAMPOLLI. A onetime modeling agent, he represented Melania in her former career, then introduced her to her future husband at a party he hosted in 1998 at the Kit Kat Club. With a four-story townhouse in Union Square and a standing table at Cipriani restaurant in Manhattan, the 51-year-old Zampolli managed to become both a fixture on “Page Six” and an ambassador for the tiny island nation of Dominica to the U.N.

After Trump took office, Zampolli, one of Melania’s few close friends, spent multiple New Year’s Eves with the first lady and was a frequent visitor at the White House and Mar-a-Lago. In October 2020, he relocated from New York City to D.C. with much fanfare. A story in Page Six announcing the move noted that he would be bringing along a chef from Cipriani to cook at the $16 million mansion he rented on Foxhall Road.

But Zampolli’s high-flying, models-and-bottles lifestyle didn’t go over well with the tight-laced politicians and staffers with whom he sought to make connections.

He became known for his garish tastes and his affinity for entertaining “questionable folks,” as one attendee described them — lobbyists for disreputable industries and diplomats for countries with lackluster human rights records. Even the artwork on display caused offense: a photograph of TONY BLAIR scribbling on the Chilcot Report, a painting of BARACK OBAMA smoking, a photograph of GEORGE W. BUSH struggling with a Rubik’s Cube and multiple massive images of Trump.

That attendee and two others described the scene at Zampolli’s mansion — featuring a wine cellar, a sauna, a heated pool, a dance floor and crowds that skewed heavily toward older men and younger women — as too wild for the environs, especially during Covid-19.

But Zampolli told Playbook, “Every invite said social distancing is available. There’s a lot of room — the house was 14,000 square feet.” He added: “There were no [other] events, so there was no other place to go. People would come and bring other people. There would be five losers and one good one, and that was the concept. I was generous. I was feeding a lot of freeloaders.”

A FINAL FLEX BY MELANIA: Trump’s loss marked the beginning of the end for Zampolli’s stay in Washington. However, that wasn’t immediately apparent. In December, in one of her final acts as first lady, Melania persuaded her husband to appoint Zampolli to the prestigious Kennedy Center board.

Zampolli had big plans for the venerable institution, such as franchising it, setting up a PICASSO exhibit and using the rooftop for sports-related events. But so far, none of those things have happened. Instead, he carried on the way he lived in Manhattan, holding court five days per week at a standing table at Cafe Milano and hosting after-parties at his mansion.

During Trump’s final days in office, Zampolli had some influential outgoing White House staffers and close confidantes of Trump at his home for events. But shortly before a party to celebrate JOE BIDEN’s inauguration, he removed most of his Trump portraits on the advice of a friend. The party was lackluster, with not a single influential guest from the Biden administration in attendance, according to two attendees.

He was “sort of a man without a country after Trump lost,” said a regular at his parties.

Zampolli did host a “We are the Oceans” event at the Kennedy Center in June that was attended by Sen. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-R.I.), KATHLEEN KENNEDY, BROCK PIERCE, Organization of American States Secretary-General LUIS ALMAGRO and Portuguese Ambassador DOMINIGO TEIXEIRA DE ABREU FEZAS VITAL, among others.

MOVING OUT: But just a month later, Zampolli was packing up his house and heading back to New York. The move came after he ended a relationship in D.C. that threatened to ruin his family still living in New York. Zampolli is not married but has a partner of 17 years and a son.

In a series of text messages sent in July to a dozen lobbyists, business owners and other power players in D.C., he forwarded a screengrab of exchanges between himself and a woman, in which he described his sexual encounters with her in graphic detail. Zampolli went so far as to describe her as a “working girl” — a claim for which he offered no factual support and which several sources said was false. Zampolli himself now says he did not pay the woman for sex.

“Please stay away from my family, you are a pro, all [sic] city knows you are a working girl, since day one you said I had to pay you,” Zampolli said in one message to the woman.

The texts were shared with Playbook by multiple recipients.

The woman, whom we are not naming, said in a statement to Playbook: “Any accusations about me being a ‘working girl’ or that I trade ‘sex for money’ are entirely false. In no way, shape or form, did I partake in any exchange of sex for money with Paolo Zampolli. We had a brief consensual relationship, but I learned he was dishonest about the nature of his relationship with the mother of his son and no longer wanted to be involved or associated with him. He proceeded to verbally threaten me by saying false things about my character. I blocked him from all form of communications.”

Zampolli, for his part, told us he “truly felt blackmailed, and that she was somebody who wanted to hurt my family.” He said he was warning his friends about the woman in case she tried to do the same to them.

‘THIS IS NOT NEW YORK’: His texts were met with silence by the recipients. Now, his former friends say they’re relieved that Zampolli — who remains one of the few Trump appointees to a board who has not been asked to step down — left town.

“He was the continuation of Trump’s Sodom and Gomorrah,” said one of Zampolli’s friends who was on the text chain. “I told Paolo many times to cool off, this is not New York.”

Zampolli told Playbook he left D.C. because his lease expired, and there were fewer people to meet in the city since they left town for their summer breaks.

“I did not run away from this girl,” he said.

He had one last word: “Why did you get this tip three months later? Because there’s no more free food and free booze. They have nothing to do.”

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IS KLAIN TOO TWITTERLIFIC? — Former chiefs of staff to Obama and Bush agree that RON KLAIN may be spending too much time on Twitter while managing the leader of the free world.

“I’m both impressed and unimpressed that he gives a significant amount of his time to that,” Bush’s chief of staff JOSH BOLTEN told me at a “Hail to the Chiefs of Staff” event for American University’s Sine Institute of Policy and Politics this week. “I would never have done that and frankly I don’t know how he does it.” Bolten warned that an “errant tweet” from the chief of staff could throw a news cycle spinning in the wrong direction. Just Wednesday, Klain was criticized after retweeting a post that called inflation a “high class problem.”

Obama’s former chief of staff, JACK LEW, said he saw the value in communicating via Twitter because that’s how so many people get their news, but he added that it should be used in moderation. “I personally think senior officials should have mediated social media presences, if they have them at all, and avoid getting into the back and forth,” Lew said. But if there is a spat, Lew said Klain can handle the heat. “Ron is as good of a debater as you’re going to find.”

By the way: Press secretary JEN PSAKI was asked if she’s concerned about Klain’s tweeting at Thursday’s briefing and said, “It is not a top priority.”

MEET ‘THE LOBBYIST HUNTER’ — “Somebody’s gotta do it. It might as well be me.” So says IVAN ADLER, the “lobbyist hunter” who plucks D.C.’s most idealistic Hill staffers and turns them into K Street top dogs. POLITICO’s Hailey Fuchs and Ryan pry open the revolving door between the Hill and K Street — one of the most controversial but everlasting features of Washington’s underbelly. Listen and subscribe to Playbook Deep DiveMore from Hailey


— 9:30 a.m.: The president will receive the President’s Daily Brief.

— 11 a.m.: Biden will leave the White House for Hartford, Conn., arriving at 12:40 p.m. via Windsor Locks.

— 1:45 p.m.: Biden will deliver remarks about his agenda, focusing on child care.

— 2:35 p.m.: Biden will leave Hartford for Storrs, Conn., where he’ll speak at the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut at 4 p.m.

— 5 p.m.: Biden will leave Storrs, eventually getting back to the White House at 7 p.m.

Principal deputy press secretary KARINE JEAN-PIERRE will gaggle on Air Force One on the way to Connecticut.




RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES — CNN’s Manu Raju breaks down the latest red flags for Democrats’ agenda coming from Sens. KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-Ariz.) and JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.). They include: Sinema still saying she might not back the reconciliation bill until the House passes the infrastructure bill; neither one guaranteeing they’d support a roughly $2 trillion compromise price tag; and Manchin opposing Medicare expansion and paid family/medical leave provisions.

— Siren: “And perhaps what could emerge as the biggest sticking point: Manchin roundly rejected calls by Democrats to include aggressive climate measures — namely to substantially slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He said the goal laid out by the White House to cut greenhouse emissions by half in that timeframe simply would not happen.”

SINEMATOGRAPHY — The Daily Beast’s Sam Brodey reports that Sinema is increasingly isolated from longtime allies and friends who helped her rise to power over the past decade.


UPPING THE PRESSURE — Per NBC’s Shannon Pettypiece, “White House officials are signaling to Congress that the time is running short for negotiations over President Joe Biden’s infrastructure and social spending packages and that they want a deal to get done quickly.”

WHO’S AT DEFAULT — The next debt ceiling deadline is less than two months, and Chris Cadelago reports that White House officials are banking on Senate Minority Leader MITCH MCCONNELL again stepping back from the brink, even as Hill Democrats worry about disaster.


TREND WATCH — Democrats are pinning some of their midterm hopes on vaccinated Republicans who are getting fed up with unvaccinated America, report McClatchy’s Alex Roarty and Michael Wilner. Seeing the frustration in focus groups, party strategists are eyeing this group as one way to make and maintain inroads among moderate suburbanites, though “appeals to them will only go so far to fix a myriad of issues plaguing the White House.”

GOOD NEWS FOR THE GOP — New Gallup polling finds that a majority of Americans now think the government is doing too much, not too little. That’s a big shift from just a year ago, when the share of Americans who wanted the government to do more to solve problems reached a record high.

REDISTRICTING ROUNDUP — As West Virginia’s House delegation shrinks from three seats to two, Reps. DAVID MCKINLEY and ALEX MOONEY will go head to head to remain in Congress. The state legislature passed a new map Thursday, and both Republicans announced they’ll seek reelection, making for the first battle of two incumbents in the midterms so far. More from the West Virginia Gazette-Mail and our own redistricting expert Ally Mutnick


FLAG DAY — The main story in the Virginia gubernatorial campaign Thursday was GLENN YOUNGKIN disavowing a flag used at the Capitol insurrection to which GOP rally attendees pledged allegiance the day before. Democrats are trying to use the Trumpy event — which Youngkin didn’t attend — as a cudgel against him. The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Mel Leonor has the latest.


INFLATION WATCH — Skyrocketing prices are threatening to snowball from a simmering economic issue into a political landmine as the “spike now appears to be on track to persist deep into 2022, when midterm elections will determine who controls Congress,” Megan Cassella reports.

SHORT SUPPLY — Don’t expect the nation’s (and the world’s) supply chain issues to be resolved by the holiday season, experts told Reuters’ Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein. Despite efforts this week by the Biden administration, “the White House’s impact may be incremental at best, logistics experts, economists and labor unions warned.”

SCOTUS WATCH — A divided commission studying Supreme Court reform released draft findings Thursday that found expanding the number of justices would be legal but warned it could further politicize the court. “Members of the commission formed by President Joe Biden appeared more positive about the benefits of imposing term limits and staggering appointments out over time,” Reuters writes. “But they noted it might not be possible to make such a change without amending the U.S. Constitution.”

— Another focus of the commission: improving the confirmation process. Josh Gerstein reports that changes to the Senate rules and timelines for Supreme Court nominees could be lower-hanging fruit, though the commission wasn’t sure if that fit in its remit.


THE BIG PICTURE — WaPo’s Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer take stock of Trump’s week, as he “moves to assert his dominance” in the Republican Party and focus its energy and agenda on his lies about the 2020 election. Party strategists were cringing as they saw Trump diverting attention from messaging they believe would be more successful in the midterms. In private comments Thursday that the reporters obtained, Trump boasted, “It was a dying party, I’ll be honest. Now we have a very lively party.” And he blasted Sens. MITT ROMNEY (R-Utah) and BEN SASSE (R-Neb.).

PLAYBOOK FASHION SECTION — NYT’s Astead Herndon turns his sartorial sights on Trump rallies, where some supporters find that “their attendance also requires wearing something that mimics some of his political calling cards — mocking his political opponents, using vulgar language and openly embracing political incorrectness. At some events, I’ve seen people with particularly crass T-shirts hold their own photo lines, as others queue for selfie after selfie.” With pics of some Virginia attendees

TV TONIGHT — PBS’ “Washington Week”: Eugene Daniels, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Stephanie Ruhle and Jonathan Karl.


  • “The Sunday Show”: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) … Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) … Terry McAuliffe … Annissa Essaibi George … Joe Walsh.

  • “Fox News Sunday”: Anthony Fauci. Panel: Karl Rove, Kristen Soltis Anderson and Mo Elleithee. Power Player: Pat Robertson.

  • “Full Court Press”: Federal Maritime Commission Chair Daniel Maffei … Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.).

  • “This Week”: Panel: Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, MaryAlice Parks and Stephanie Ramos.

  • “Inside Politics”: Panel: Toluse Olorunnipa, Melanie Zanona, Jeff Mason and Jackie Kucinich.

  • “Meet the Press”: Panel: Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Garrett Haake, John Podhoretz and Amy Walter.


Bill Clinton was hospitalized with non-acute sepsis that developed from a urological infection, but is reportedly doing OK.

Michael Grynbaum is writing a book on the history of Condé Nast for Simon & Schuster, called “Empire of the Elite.”

PLAYBOOK METRO SECTION — There’s a sad ending to the escaped zebras story: One of the animals was found dead last month in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Two are still at large. More from Fox 5

SHOR, LET THEM HAVE COLUMBUS DAY: On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we asked playfully what political wunderkind David Shor thinks of the newly recognized holiday. So, after climbing up a ladder to the rooftop of his Bowery Street loft in downtown Manhattan on Thursday for one of his regular happy hours, I cornered Schor to get his take. Schor — who’s warned that excessive wokeness is a real problem for Democrats — said he’s actually happy to see Republicans take up the mantle of defending Columbus Day because it’s not a political winner. “The origin of Columbus Day was trying to appeal to the ethnic Italian vote, [and] that’s not as important [a voting] bloc as it used to be,” he said. “I think that’s a dumb fight for [Republicans] and I’m glad to see them getting into it.” Also on the rooftop: Lenny Bronner, Sean McElwee, Suraj Patel, Rabyaah Althaibani and Andrew Goldston.

SPOTTED at a big-dollar event for Terry McAuliffe on Thursday on the Greenberg Traurig rooftop: Joe O’Neill, Tom McMillen, LuAnn Bennett, Scott Pastrick, Joe Crowley, Jim Moran, Jim Free, Julie Chase, Peter O’Keefe and Tommy Quinn.

SPOTTED at a farewell party for Bloomberg’s Craig Gordon, who’s heading to a new role in New York, at Yardbird on Thursday night: Anna Palmer and Patrick Mellody, Nick Johnson, Molly Mitchell, Scott Mulhauser, Samantha Boyd, Marty Shenker, Mike Shepard, Hilary Rosen, Tammy Haddad, Juleanna Glover, Jennifer Jacobs, Steve Clemons, James Hooley, Tom Keene, Frank Coleman, Sam Feist, Sara Forden, Saleha Mohsin, Daniel Lippman, Scott Lanman and Laura Litvan.

SPOTTED at the second annual virtual Global Inclusive Growth Summit on Thursday hosted by Mastercard and the Aspen Institute, at which organizers announced 10 new programs and more than $54 million in “investments to promote economic opportunity and support bottom-up growth in communities across the United States and around the globe”: VP Kamala Harris, former President Bill Clinton, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Brian Deese, Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Will Hurd, Mike Froman, Michael Miebach, Ajay Banga, Shamina Singh and Dan Porterfield.

STAFFING UP — The White House announced several new nominations, including Christopher Hill as ambassador to Serbia, Ravi Chaudhary as assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, energy and the environment, Ann Phillips as administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration at DOT and Enoh Ebong as director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

TRANSITIONS — Valerie Smith Boyd is now director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. She most recently was at Zenith Global Partners and is a DHS, CBP and White House alum. … Sasha Galbreath is now comms director for Rep. David Trone (D-Md.). She previously was an account supervisor at the Clyde Group and is a Dutch Ruppersberger alum.

WEEKEND WEDDINGS — Abe Sutton, an investment professional at Rubicon Founders and a Trump White House alum, and Leora Huebner, who’s leaving Microsoft and starting as a software engineer at health care startup Ophelia, got married Sunday at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in Old Westbury, N.Y. Rabbi Joey Beyda, Sutton’s cousin, officiated. PicAnother picSPOTTED: Brian Blase, Brady Brookes, Marcus Bonvillian, Austin Smith, Adam Boehler and Nataliya Langburd Wright.

— Jayne Visser, CEO/founder of consulting firm ADEPTA, and Graham Harper, head of public policy and market structure at investment firm DRW, got married Sunday by Bruce Gates in a small ceremony at the National Arboretum surrounded by family and a handful of best friends. Pic Another picSPOTTED: John Boehner, Jack Evans, Mike and Jill Sommers, John Milne, Bo Chambliss, Kristin Smith, Dan McCarthy, Ashley Davis, Jack Davies and Kay Kendall, and Damir and Amra Fazlic.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Kate Renz, director of government and regulatory affairs at Pitney Bowes and a Bruce Poliquin alum, and Brandon Renz, director of federal legislative affairs at Ameren and a Virginia Foxx alum, welcomed Clara Elizabeth-Gale Renz on Tuesday morning. She joins big brothers Cole and Hunter. Pic

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: NBC’s Jon AllenLis Smith … POLITICO’s Heather Caygle … the White House’s Erica LoeweJenni Pierotti LimBrian Walsh of Red Elephant Strategy … John Doty of House Judiciary/Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) office … Liz Kenigsberg of SKDKnickerbocker … John “J.B.” Byrd of Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies … Jose Villalvazo of Sen. Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.) office … Casey Harper of The Center Square … Rotimi Adeoye of the ACLU … Holly ArthurChristy Setzer of New Heights Communications … Katelyn Schultz of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) office … John Martin of Smith & Nephew (4-0) … Nippon TV’s Takaaki Abe (49) … Jack Harrington of Direct Persuasion … Susan Ralston … former Reps. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and Jim Leach (R-Iowa) … Haim SabanBill HoaglandDoug PoretzGigi Stone WoodsMatt GannonAlexis Krieg of the Omidyar Network … Liz Sears Smith of Kent Strategies … Stu Loeser … Stat’s Rick Berke Ken Griffin Anna Farías

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President Trump’s Words

Word Use: President Trump vs. Obama

How does President Trump’s use of words compare with that of Obama and most Democrats in Congress.

During the February 28, 2017 Address to Congress, President Trump used words with significant difference compared to Obama during his first Address to Congress in 2009.

Its important to pay attention to how Politicians talk to the American Voter as much as what they say about voters. In this work, we highlight the use of “key words” and compared them between two Presidents to see what they think about the position and the United States.

According to written transcripts, President Trump used the word “I” only three (3) times during his entire speech. In contrast, President Obama used “I” sixty (60) times and in twenty-one (21) sentences, Obama used “I” as the first word of the sentence. The importance of “I” is in its possessive use drawing the center of attention to the speaker.


We 61 76
Our 44 101
I 49 1
I’ (m / ve) 11 2
I (first word use) 21 1
My 11 9
You 38 9
Your 15 5

Words like “Our” and “We” tend to be inclusive but the context of how they are used needs to be considered. Obama speeches seemed more driven towards inclusion of Government as the center of Politicians dedicated to high moral objectives. Washington Elite Politicians speaking in public forums always seem to follow suit regardless of party.

Whereas President Trump speaks to the People with unity. Something not seen with such committment since President Reagan. Trump speaks of the united effort of all Americans necessary to keep America a country governed by the People and for the People.

The use of the word “You” takes an agressive stance which tends to single out individuals and individual groups of people. Words like “My” are as bad as “I” in that it centers on the speaker as if no body else exist or contributes. In these contexts, Politicians make the job all about the speaker with a lot less emphasis on Citizens who elected them. Equally, these are the elected officials who have demonstrated a history of telling voiters what they want to hear to get elected, but fail to execute on their promisses once in office.

Its as important to listen to what Politicians say in the entire context of what they say as it is to listen to how they say it. We simply can’t rely on the messages Media conveys to readers.

Wealthy Politicians

Nancy Pelosi (D)
Congress (House)
Years in Office: 30
Net Worth:  $119,974,989 ’07
Net Worth:  $192,784,988 ’16
Elected Votes: 274,035

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President Trump Willing to Bypass Media

President Trump
Willing to Bypass Media


“I’m Making This Presentation Directly to the American People”


Despite dubious claims of Presidential Candidates “Barrack Hussein Obama” and “Hillary Rodham-Clinton” to be the most “transparent” Politicians in history, President Donald J. Trump is bypassing the Information Gatekeepers of Media and going directly to The People of America!

A video of President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, February 16, 2017 was not available on the White House Press Pages at the time of this writing but was Published by the New York Times along with a transcript prepared by the Federal News Service.

It’s usually difficult to watch or listen to an entire Presidential Press Conference but you couldn’t put this one down. For many, it’s refreshing to see a U.S. President stand up to Media Misdirection Calling Out Reporters and News Agencies (in plain English) for what they are and what they have become – in my word: Propagandist!

Get past President Trump’s “New York Speak” and you’ll see how different the White House speaks and sounds when a Republican is in office. Most millennials are oblivious to times when Congressional and White House Politics stood for and addressed all Americans. Only half of all Baby Boomers were old enough to understand the last time Media Organizations (calling themselves News) actually reported instead of sensationalize News content with disinformation. For some, baby boomers are your grandparents – its been that long.

Until recently, everyone suffered the faith of limited access to Washington and information we can now get from our phone. News Agencies that once simply failed to provide reliable details, have thrown aside journalism in favor of making up stories with twisted facts and rarely presenting the entire picture. The internet changed all that with unlimited time, white space, reach and methods of adoption still evolving in ways we’ve yet to imagine.

As a result, people no longer have to get their information second hand, three times washed, rinsed and filtered. No longer does the average reader need to be told what is being said outside our reach. Or, influenced to think what some subjective Reporter concludes “is what the Presidents actual words mean”! President Trump made it clear he is more than willing to bypass Media and talk to Americans directly.

And finally, we have an Administration that believes in and stands up for secrecy behind National Security. One reporter tried to exorcise President Trump citing the First Amendments’ “Freedom of the Press” when told you don’t get our secrets (paraphrased).

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment I says nothing about the giving the press access to National Security Information. Obama, Bush and both their Congresses projected America’s defense plans in advance of execution. Bush gave Saddam Hussein as much as eighteen months to hide his weapons. And, Obama’s pre-announced plan to pull out of Iraq gave birth to a new wave of terrorist Obama subsequently called the “JV Team” (junior varsity) just before they attacked and kill Americans in Libya.

Leaked and “finally” revealed (via FOIA Request) emails from Clinton, Clinton’s “private server”, the DCCC and DNC surfacing during the 2016 Election Cycle exposed Collusion between Politicians and News Media who took steps to deceive Americans and influence the election outcome.

One such talking-point topic has been the “Popular Vote” which means nothing in electing a President in America where its “Electoral System” prevents power hungry Politicians backed by wealthy donors, corporate and individual special interest from stealing “The People’s Choice”! Any discussion of the “Popular Vote” related to a 241 year old “Electoral System” is intended to distract, misinform and mislead voters and news consumers.

Another has been this post-election storyline about Russia Hacking the 2016 Election (a closed system). Once the initial story faded, new information exposed Politicians who claim they knew about this effort long before the election. But, they’re not saying why Obama, Clinton, the DNC, DCCC or Democrat Politicians who are now crying foul – didn’t make it public before the 2016 Presidential Election. It’s highly curious because these very same groups and individuals pulled no stops in throwing everything they could at Donald J. Trump as a Presidential Candidate.

Hillary Clinton’s Presidential loss could mean more to Media than maybe the Clinton Campaign. Over the last several election cycles Media escalated its blatant proliferation of Political Propaganda in an effort to influence electoral outcomes favoring “Barrack Hussein Obama” in 2008 & 2012 and then “Hillary Rodham-Clinton” in 2016.

Even with all the negative made-up, unsubstantiated claims and stories published about Trump, America still elected President Donald J. Trump. Given Media’s opposition to President Trump, his election win suggest the Media business is in trouble.

It started in the UK with Brexit, then Americans voted and now rumors about Germany are proving average people are catching on to Media. This societal intellect combined with consumer’s unlimited choice in media sources is a major threat to Media’s “Status Quo” and revenue stream. Advertisers may be late to the game but they’re likely to catch on before publishers and broadcasters – if they’re not too busy cowarding to boycotts.

Perhaps disenchanted voters and corporate sponsors would have been better informed if they ignored Mass Media and surrogates that passed on misinformation published by the majority of Big Media Conglomerates that call themselves News. Without the protections of a “President Hillary Rodham-Clinton”, the same Media Corporations, their Journalist and Editors are running scared.

The only way Media and Washington’s Elite Politicians know how to defend themselves (or adapt) is to discredit and distract the population from the truth. Much like Hillary Clinton in how the story changed from “no classified information” to “nothing marked classified” to “those were classified later” even when originals contained classified markings!

Links on this page allow readers to get your information “Directly from the Horses’ Mouth”! And with President Trump’s roots in New York, the horse has a lot to say – and he says it in “New York Speak”. So, if you listen to the entire context of what he says, you’ll never have to guess what he means! Unless, you’re a reporter intent on misleading paid subscribers and the public at large.