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August 17: Even Bannon Wouldn't Bomb North Korea

by Countable | 8.17.17

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching
  • The Disbanding. After President Trump compared white supremacists with those who oppose them, various CEOs began abandoning his economic advisory panels until the White House decided to shutter two of them. CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, GE, Johnson & Johnson and 3M all released statements rebuking Trump’s Tuesday remarks. In a joint statement, members of the Strategic and Policy Forum said, "Intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in this country and are an affront to core American values." Trump tweeted that it was his decision to end the council: "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!"
What’s Worth Watching
  • North Korea c/o Steve Bannon’s interview with progressive outlet The American Prospect. Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, said, "There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us."

The President: Bedminster, NJ

  • 1:00 PM EDT: The President has lunch with Rick Scott, Governor of Florida

  • 3:00 PM EDT: Trump meets with Linda McMahon, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Keep on keeping on, CountaConfidants.

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  • Ticktock
    08/17/2017
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    Does Trump need Bannon to bomb N. Korea, No. Trump is destroying consumer protection brick by brick and at the same time he is increasing social discord. Trump is destabilizing the US and although business and employment for now seems to be stable there are dark clouds of the horizon. Many retailers are currently are projecting massive layoffs and if Christmas sales figure are sluggish who can predict what will occur after December, 2017. Trump loves depressed economies such as those years after 2007. After 2020 the US might be up for sale and Trump and his family have a ready source of financing, Russia.

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  • Andy1
    08/17/2017
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    Bannon, Gorka, Miller and most importantly Trump need to be kick out of the White House. They should resign, or trump should be impeached and the rest fired. Bannon is fooling no one. This is simply an attempt to hold onto power so he can continue to advance his white supremacist agenda.

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  • Christine
    08/17/2017
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    President Bannon is playing everyone. He admits diversionary tactics using alt right to get djt elected and using them to further divide our nation (including violence, murder and domestic terrorism which is cool with him) so his economic nationalism agenda, specifically an economic war with China can be fulfilled. There is a reason why Cohen and Mnuchin did not and will not resign. They do not want to clear a path for President Bannon's agenda. President Bannon, miller gorka, djt etal need to be removed from our government. WAKE UP Congress.

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  • Jesse
    08/17/2017
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    He better not

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  • BeStrong
    08/17/2017
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    Why would Countable give Bannon a platform?

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  • Bfowler7
    08/17/2017
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    What America is watching is America's biggest Witch Hunt ever perpetrated by the Media, far Left, and Obama's , Soros Shadow Government. Every since Trump has been elected the groups named has be in a crazed state to topple Trump's Administration no matter what he does. We have seen it time and time again. When dealing with Congress and the Senate we hear words like Deep State! There is only a few good men and women that are truly representing the People and Country. Now the Media and the craziness has even spelling over to our businesses. American cannot be toppled by Foreign Governments but from within all these groups are doing a good job to destroy our beloved America! And I call it Treason. President Trump condemned all hate groups not just one like these groups but ALL HATE GROUPS from day one. What is the problem? Protesters should not be allowed to carry there Protest to the streets! Violent Protesters should be arrested and face the legal consequences. Damaging property should hold strict consequences. LET's stop the insanity that has gripped our Nation. I am tired of hearing FAKE NEWS, COLLISION WITH RUSSIA WHEN OBAMA NEW ABOUT IT IN 2014 and DIDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT ALLOW IT TO FLOURISH TO BECOME A MEDIA FRENZY IN 2017 BLAMING THE WRONG PRESIDENT, OBAMA STAY OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS, to SOROS GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, to CONGRESS AND THE SENATE IF U R NOT LOYAL TO AMERICA AND THE PEOPLE LEAVE WASHINGTON AND TAKE UR POCKETS FULL OF CASH WITH U THAT U EARNED BY UR ROUGE ACTIONS! 🇺🇸MAGA

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  • Monica
    08/17/2017
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    Don't be fooled he and Trump are playing good cop,bad cop

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  • KansasTamale
    08/17/2017
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    Do Trump & Bannon care whether they bomb N. Korea, heck No, they could care less. Trump is only holding off to get N Korea to create the first step, then Trump will try to get the authority to blow them off the map. They don't care about South Korea or our allies. They don't care that hundreds of thousands of Americans live in S Korea & Japan. Trump & his Minions in the heads of departments are destroying our country thru the dismantling of the consumer protection and at the same time they are aiding in social discord which is destabilizing the US Right now business and employment seem to be stable mostly because of what Obama did, BUT there are dark clouds of the horizon. Many retailers are ALREADY projecting massive layoffs which will cause massive unemployment and the republicans have passed bills that limit unemployment and if Christmas sales are sluggish who knows what will happen after December, 2017. Trump loves the US being depressed because he can step in & "buy", With Russian money, businesses that are going under. If we don't get Trump, Pence, Ryan & McConnell out of office by 2020 the US might be up for sale. Trump and his family will be spending dirty money from Russia to BUY THE US & FINISH THE JOB TRUMP HAS STARTED.

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  • Dennis
    08/17/2017
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    Bannon's an idiot and should be fired.

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  • StGeorge
    08/18/2017
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    I would not bet on that...

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  • GatewayJohn
    08/20/2017
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    Even O'bannon can have some rational thought

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  • Azrael
    08/17/2017
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    3 card monte is getting old Time to kick over the table Tar feathers and a rail is starting to sound appropriate

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  • Denny
    08/20/2017
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    More and more this administration shows it is hypocritical. I guess the first amendment is not important anymore. This is nonsense in addition to being troublesome because the next step is to go after the people who say anything at ALL or protest Trump at all. The bulls are in parade people, this kinda thing that we need to pay special attention to. This is beyond ridiculous and outrageous

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  • Terry
    08/17/2017
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    How do you know that and why the statement as such ?

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  • Gail
    08/17/2017
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    People who play politics with millions of people's lives are heartless. Bannon has promoted the aggressive nature of Trump's speeches all during the campaigning and into office. He is like Chaney to Bush Jr. This is rhetoric, people, sheer rhetoric, so let us not be fooled. Read his stuff. He admires war the way Trump admires dictators, both of which will bring only pain to Americans.

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