Has the Worm Turned? Is There Hope for the Washington Post and Other Leftists?

Mar 9, 2018 by

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“Has the Worm Turned? Is There Hope for the Washington Post and Other Leftists?”

By Donna Garner

3.9.18

 

 

[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:  I almost feel sorry for the Washington Post because Trump’s outstanding achievements are forcing even the WP to report the good news. This must be very painful for the WP because they, as well as the other leftist media types, have spent almost every waking moment trying to destroy Trump.  

 

Please take notice of the positive quotes (posted below) from the WP reporting on today’s amazing news about the economy and in last night’s startling reporting of the planned meeting that Trump is to have with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.  

 

It is encouraging to know that the WP still has it in them to report authentic news rather than inundating readers with fake news all of the time.  Hopefully the “worm has turned” and more favorable reporting will be in the offing as Trump continues to add to his ever-growing list of accomplishments that are Making America Great Again!  – Donna Garner]

 

3.9.18 – Washington Post

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/03/09/the-economy-added-200000-jobs-in-february-economists-predict/?utm_term=.f176bc3f584a

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

“The economy added 313,000 jobs in February, beating expectations — but wage growth stalled”

By Danielle Paquette 

 

The U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February, smashing expectations, according to Friday’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

The unemployment rate held steady for the fifth straight month at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low. Average hourly pay, meanwhile, grew by 2.6 percent from this time last year

 

 

Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, a jobs website, said the higher-than-projected surge of jobs — analysts had predicted 200,000 in February — likely stems from the tax plan President Trump signed last December that slashed corporate rates.

 

“This is a result of fiscal stimulus — in other words: a $1.3 billion tax cut,” he said. “Businesses are making decisions on a forward-looking basis. Even if the dollars aren’t in the pockets of companies yet, they’re making plans.”

Construction, retail, manufacturing and health care drove most of the growth in February.

 

Specialty trade contractors saw employment gains of 38,000, while building assembly jobs jumped by 16,000. (Overall, the construction sector has added 180,000 positions over the last four months.)

 

Retail trade expanded by a whopping 50,000 jobs, with general merchandise stores leading the way (18,000 positions), the BLS data show

 

Manufacturing maintained a course of steady growth in February, increasing by 31,000 jobs, with most of them sprouting in transportation equipment (8,000) and fabricated metal products (6,000)

 

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These numbers build on a strong two months for the country, which saw 200,000 new jobs in January, per government figures. Eighteen states lifted their minimum wages at the start of the year, including Ohio, Florida, Washington and Maine.

 

…The workforce grew by 806,000 people, bringing the labor force participation rate up to 63 percent — a slight improvement from January’s 62.7 percent...

 

… “In the next 90 days, we need to identify and train 390 employees to do skilled positions,” Krenke said. “But individuals are failing drug tests and that, combined with low unemployment, makes it hard to find people.”

 

 

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3.8.18 – Washington Post

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-has-invited-president-trump-to-a-meeting/2018/03/08/021cb070-2322-11e8-badd-7c9f29a55815_story.html?utm_term=.fb03b0f427b2&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world–alert-national&wpmk=1

 

“Trump accepts invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un”

By Anna FifieldDavid Nakamura and Seung Min Kim 

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks by the end of May, an extraordinary development following months of heightened nuclear tension during which the two leaders exchanged frequent military threats and insults.

 

Kim has also committed to stopping nuclear and missile testing, even during joint military drills in South Korea next month, Chung Eui-yong, the South Korean national security adviser, told reporters at the White House on Thursday. Chung extended the invitation from Kim to meet while briefing Trump on the four-hour dinner he had with the North ­Korean leader in Pyongyang on Monday.

 

…A senior White House official said the North Korean leader’s message included a “commitment to denuclearization” and emphasized that the United States would demand verification that the North is meeting its obligations in any prospective deal. Trump told aides that, leading up to the talks, he expects them to maintain the severe economic sanctions imposed on the North over the past year by his administration and the United Nations, the official said.

 

The news stunned Washington’s political leadership and foreign policy analysts who as recently as last month were fretting over the possibility of a military conflagration on the Korean Peninsula. Trump and Kim have spent the past year making belligerent statements about each other

 

 

In Seoul, the presidential Blue House clarified that the meeting would occur by the end of May.

 

…Any meeting between Trump and Kim would be historic.

 

…In front of the White House on Thursday night, Chung credited Trump for bringing the North Korean leader to the table…

 

 

“I explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum-pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture,” Chung said.

 

…Asked why the administration did not seek to establish lower-level talks as a prerequisite to a presidential summit, the official said lower-level engagement has taken place for 27 years, and “that history speaks for itself.”

 

“President Trump has a reputation for making deals,” the official added. “Kim Jong Un is the one person able to make decisions in their uniquely totalitarian system, and so it made sense to accept the invitation with the one person who can make decisions instead of repeating the long slog of the past.”

 

Some analysts agreed with the Trump administration that Kim is suddenly interested in talks because the sanctions are beginning to hurt and because he is genuinely afraid of U.S. military strikes. Trump and his top aides have said that time is running out to blunt the North’s nuclear program, and the White House has privately explored options that include limited strikes on North Korean targets, according to foreign policy analysts who have spoken with administration officials

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