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While MSM Spins Anti-Trump Narrative, Voters and Donors Support the President

May 26th, 2017 Comments off
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The two most visible billionaires in manufactured housing are evenly split between pro-Democratic Warren Buffett, and now pro-Trump Sam Zell.

Certainly, other industry professionals run the gamut, from pro-Democratic, pro-GOP, Libertarian, other political affiliations and the all-important independents. But informal surveys of industry professionals by MHProNews reveals that the clear majority support the president and his policies.

That millions of voters feel the same way was reflected yesterday.

Last night’s special election in the state of Montana, won by Republican Greg Gianforte, was another piece in the puzzle of the tenuous D vs. R dance.

According to ABC News, Gianforte, who defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana, had his campaign thrust into the spotlight after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs described being “body-slammed” by the GOP candidate. A Fox News crew who witnessed the incident said the former technology and software executive “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.”

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Winner in last night’s special congressional election in Montana, Greg Gianforte. Credit: Wikipedia.

I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte said in audio of the event released by The Guardian.

I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next,” Jacobs told Good Morning America.

While the alleged incident goes through the misdemeanor legal process, the Gianforte victory leaves Democrats without a win in special elections since November of last year, with Republicans having won contests in Louisiana, Kansas and now Montana.

Additional races for special House of Representative seats next month in California, Georgia and South Carolina will provide additional chances for Democratic candidates to make an impact, but there may be larger issues looming.

 

It Has to Make Dollars to Make Sense

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Besides ballots being cast, another measure of the pro-Trump advantage has been in fundraising.

According to Politico, the Republican National Committee raised $12 million in March and a total of $41.5 million in the first quarter. The RNC now has $41.4 million cash on hand and no debt.  In April, the Democratic National Committee reported the worst month for the DNC since 2009 for fundraising, with only $4.7 million. It seems that while the anti-Trump political and media bubble are crying ‘resistance,’ ala Keith Olbermann, the Trump-train crowd – 96% of whom would pull the level for the president again – are having none of what they see as ‘agenda media’ spin.

Pro-Trump voters wonder, Is Anything Real Anymore?

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Commenting on his sharing of data from a recent FOX News poll, analyst Howard Kurtz was to the point.

A Fox News poll came out the other night, and I tweeted some of the findings about President Trump. No analysis, no commentary. Just a few numbers,” said Kurtz.

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Trump approval at 40%, down from 45% last month. 53% say his agenda is coming apart; 44% say he’s shaking up Washington.”

68% approve of DOJ naming a special counsel, 29% disapprove. Well, you’d have thought I had called for the president’s impeachment. I practically got buried under an avalanche of angry tweets.”

Kurtz continued.

The troubling thing here is that we no longer agree on a common set of facts. Conservatives and liberals are increasingly in their own silos, turning to their own opinionated media sources and constructing their Facebook and Twitter feeds the same way,” said Kurtz.

If everything is fake news, then the role of news in fostering intelligent debate is decimated. And I don’t need a poll to be sure of that.”

While polling may present difficulties, facts are static.

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President Trump with a graduate at the U.S. Coast Guard Commencement. Credit: Daily Mail.

As the Daily Business News covered in a featured story recently, President Trump continues to make progress for American businesses and jobs, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades.

He enjoys the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years.

Along with over $160 billion in ‘immediate’ federal and private business deals with Saudi Arabia, and some $300 billion more planned over the next decade, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear.

It’s SABOTAGE,” said President Trump in a White House press release to MHProNews.

The fake news media is working hand-in-hand with Washington’s corrupt bureaucracy to try to slow and block our America First Agenda.”

The special interests know they can only win when you, the American people, lose,” Trump continued. “But we’re fighting to break the special interest stranglehold around our country that has silenced our citizens, stripped our nation of its wealth, and bled America dry.”

What It Means for MH

The manufactured housing industry’s fortunes stand to rise with the economic effects from President Trump’s moves.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach spoke on the matter during his Inside the MH Road Show video interview with MHARR adviser and former association leader Danny Ghorbani, and current MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss, JD.

Well, let me put it to you this way, if this industry was to create a person to put in the White House for betterment of our industry and consumer, they could not have come up with a better person than President Trump,” said Ghorbani.

If this industry, by the time he’s done 4 years, or hopefully 8 years, if this industry does not advance the way it should, the way it must in Washington, I hate to say this, the industry has dropped the ball.

Manufactured housing is the private sector solution to affordable housing, without costing government subsidies. And we can supply that need,” said Weiss.

We just need to be unshackled from excessive regulations, in order to pursue our full potential.”

For more on President Trump, including a recap of his first 100 days, click here. ##

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Big League Presidential Deals Undermine DC Narrative of Struggling Trump Administration

May 22nd, 2017 Comments off
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As President Donald Trump continues his first overseas trip, rumblings back home continue.

As the Daily Business News covered last week, the fallout from President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on May 10th, followed by accusations of discussing classified information in a meeting with Russian officials, has caused an already bubbling cauldron to begin boiling over.

The plan, it appears, is the impeachment of President Trump.

While Democrat leaders such as Maxine Waters (TX), Nancy Pelosi (CA), and even legendary attorney Alan Dershowitz are saying  that there is no “there there” regarding a call for impeachment, or Russian collusion, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) fired the first shot in the battle on the House floor.

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I rise today…to call for the impeachment of the President for obstruction of justice,” said Green.

We are talking about a president who fired the FBI director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president’s election.”

President Trump didn’t take the call sitting down, calling out all responsible parties.

It’s SABOTAGE,” said President Trump in a White House press release to MHProNews.
The fake news media is working hand-in-hand with Washington’s corrupt bureaucracy to try to slow and block our America First Agenda.”

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President Trump with a graduate at the U.S. Coast Guard Commencement. Credit: Daily Mail.

The special interests know they can only win when you, the American people, lose,” Trump continued. “But we’re fighting to break the special interest stranglehold around our country that has silenced our citizens, stripped our nation of its wealth, and bled America dry.”

 

Progress in Spite of Protest

While President Trump continues to make progress, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades, and the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years, along with over $300 billion in deals with Saudi Arabia, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear.

Talking heads and news organizations around the world have predicted President Trump’s demise from the time he was nominated, and have continued to do so. Meanwhile, the President remains fixated on delivering campaign promises, including economic opportunities that are designed to spur job creation. The weekend trip to Saudi Arabia is expected to directly create 125,000 jobs in the U.S.

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With the recent news of the special counsel, much of the Trump risk has already been priced into markets, so the downside potential is probably limited,” said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network during a recent CNBC segment.

Overall, if the President can get through the trip without major problems, and even more if he can log some wins, that will probably push the market higher.”

 

Weaponized News? 

Underscoring the ongoing battle against President Trump is a new study from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, which looks at the news coverage of the President over his first 100 days in office.

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The study is based on an analysis of news reports in the print editions of The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, the main newscasts of CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, and three European news outlets – the Financial Times and BBC, and Germany’s ARD.

Some of the findings in the study show the power of media and the creation of echo chambers.

President Trump dominated media coverage in the outlets and programs that were studied, with President Trump being the topic of 41 percent of all news stories. This is three times the amount of coverage received by previous presidents. He was also the featured speaker in nearly two-thirds of his coverage.

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And with that coverage, the President has received it almost non-stop for most weeks of his presidency, without a single major topic where the coverage, on balance, was more positive than negative, setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president.

In Europe, the study found that reporters stood out in their own way. When compared with American journalists, they were more likely to question directly President Trump’s fitness for office.

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European journalists were significantly less restrained (with the exception of BBC journalists, who are governed by impartiality rules that prohibit such reporting,) while journalists at ARD, Germany’s main public broadcasting outlet, who are not governed by the same rules, made President Trump’s “suitability for the presidency” their leading topic in January and February, with the topic accounting for between 18 and 20 percent of their total coverage.

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The President and First Lady arrive in Saudi Arabia. Credit: The White House.

The study also covered the perception that journalists have a “liberal bias,” finding that their real bias is a preference for the negative.

The study showed that news reporting turned sour during the Vietnam and Watergate era and has stayed that way since, as journalists’ incentives – from getting their stories on the air to acquiring a reputation as a hard-hitting reporter – encouraged them to focus on what’s wrong with politicians rather than what’s right.

 

A Rising Tide…

The manufactured housing industry’s fortunes stand to rise with the economic effects from President Trump’s moves.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach spoke on the matter during in his Inside the MH Road Show video interview with MHARR adviser and former association leader Danny Ghorbani, and current MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss, JD.


Well, let me put it to you this way, if this industry was to create a person to put in the White House for betterment of our industry and consumer, they could not have come up with a better person than President Trump,” said Ghorbani.

If this industry, by the time he’s done 4 years, or hopefully 8 years, if this industry does not advance the way it should, the way it must in Washington, I hate to say this, the industry has dropped the ball.”

Manufactured housing is the private sector solution to affordable housing, without costing government subsidies. And we can supply that need,” said Weiss.

We just need to be unshackled from excessive regulations, in order to pursue our full potential.”

For more on President Trump, including a recap of his first 100 days, click here.

The full study from the Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is linked here. ##

 

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RC Williams, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

 

(Copyright Notice: This and all content on MHProNews and MHLivingNews always have been and are Copyrighted, © 2017 by MHProNews.com a dba of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC – All Rights Reserved. No duplication is permitted without specific written permission. Headlines with link-backs are of course ok. A short-quoted clip, with proper attribution and link back to the specific article are also ok – but you must send a notice to iReportMHNewsTips@mhmsm.com of the exact page you’ve placed/posted such a use, once posted.)