Trey Yingst, One America News Network. Lars Larson, conservative talk radio host. Jason Stevens, The Federalist Paper. Katie Pavlich, Fox news. The Daily Signal, published by the Heritage Foundation. Breitbart news. London Daily Mail. Lucian Wintrich, Gateway Pundit. David Smith and Sinclair Media. Kaitlan Collins, Daily Caller.
If you don’t know who these people are, take a few moments out of your day to find out, because these are the people who are being allowed seats at press briefings, and not one of them could be referred to as objective, no matter how much you twisted and stretched the definition. The NYT, BBC, and Politico, among others, are being blocked from some press briefings, and that’s become routine. Unfortunately, providing permanent access and seats to those listed above is also going on. If you thought Fox was bad, well…go have a read.
With so many garish spectacles to feast your eyes on at the 33-ring Trump circus, some clowns are easy to miss. Especially the ones performing in proximity to Sean Spicer. Pry your eyes away from the Pagliacci of the Pressroom for a moment, however, and look hard at some of his supporting buffoons. They may not have attracted the notice of Saturday Night Live yet. But now that the White House is blocking outlets like The New York Times, BBC, and Politico from some press briefings, the ones who are still there are becoming an increasingly important part of the story.
In discussions yesterday, it was noted with fatigued and cynical eye that stock went up on Raytheon after the pointless missile strike on Syria. Given the Tiny Tyrant’s notion that government is little more than a well-rounded cow to milk, it should come as no surprise that Donnie has his short fingers buried in Raytheon stock. Everywhere you look, if you’re looking in the direction of Trump, is surrounded by incestuous smoke screen. Filthy rich assholes love wars, it’s one of the quickest ways for them to shovel mass amounts of money down their throats. For everyone else, it’s not great. We should not be blind to what’s happening here, and everyone should be opposed to starting yet another war for no good reason, one which will echo on for years to come, and give people every reason in the world to hate the U.S.
As noted by the Palmer Report, Trump owns stock in Raytheon, which was reported by Business Insider in 2015.
According to Trump’s financial disclosure reports filed with the FEC in 2015, his stock portfolio includes investments in technology firms, financial institutions and defense firms, including Raytheon.
On Thursday, Trump launched an attack on the al-Shayrat military airfield, used by both Syrian and Russian military forces, hitting it with 59 Tomahawk missiles manufactured by Raytheon. Trump’s attack on Syria was reportedly in response to a deadly gas attack launched by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people earlier in the week.
While the Tomahawk attack did little damage to the airfield — with the Syrian air force continuing to launch assaults from the same base on Friday — investors, sensing an increasing escalation in tensions between two countries and the possibility of war , pushed Raytheon stock up.