**TRUMP GIVES $100 MILLION TO FLINT, MI TO ENSURE CLEAN WATER
**RACHEL MADDOW BLAMES HER AUDIENCE FOR HER FAKE NEWS BLUNDER
**TRUMP SAYS CONSERVATIVES ARE TURNING ON HEALTHCARE, NOT IN THE FREEDOM CAUCUS
**TERROR ATTACKS ON THE RISE IN EUROPE, GERMANY & FRANCE INCIDENTS THIS WEEK
**TURKEY’S ERDOGAN PROMISES TO MORE REFUGEES TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY
**ANGELA MERKEL ARRIVES AT THE WHITE HOUSE, BODY LANGUAGE SAYS IT ALL
4:05PM ET - Pete Hoekstra, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, wrote an op-ed which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, a quote from his article:
Just as Americans deserve to know their government is not spying on them, they need assurance that the U.S. is capable of winning wars in cyberspace and protecting the country’s critical infrastructure. On both points, the intelligence community faces a credibility gap.
That is the challenge for the new director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, and the CIA director, Mike Pompeo. In addition to keeping the nation secure, they need to restore trust between America’s spies and its citizens. A good first step would be teaching intelligence agencies to keep their own secrets—so that Americans must once again merely imagine what their spies can do.
4:35PM ET - Omarosa Manigault, Assistant to the President/ Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison, is here to talk about President Trump’s success in the first 50 days. She has a direct line to the media and speak to constant attacks on the President with regard to women, minorities, jobs, healthcare, you name it. Omarosa is far too familiar with the fake news media. And of course let’s not forget the Maddow Moment this week, where she announced that the President paid his taxes. The Washington Free Beacon has done a nice job of highlighting the press:
For weeks during the 2016 campaign, media members, comedians, and Democrats suggested that Donald Trump had not paid income taxes for nearly 20 years.
The accusation came out of a New York Times report that said Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995, and thus could have avoided paying federal income taxes for about two decades.
However, MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow debunked that theory on her eponymous program Tuesday night, tantalizing viewers by tweeting that she had Trump's tax records before revealing it was actually two pages from his 2005 return. It showed he paid $38 million in taxes that year.
That did not stop a lot of people, including Hillary Clinton, from leveling the charge during the campaign that Trump failed to pay his taxes without direct proof.
Finally, Omarosa would like to discuss the news that the White House will be sending $100 Million to Flint to address their water crisis.
5:05PM ET - Camille Paglia, author of the new book "Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism". She is a feminist--but a dissident feminist, and also a Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has plenty to say regarding the hatred of Trump by women, the women’s march, the day without women, the vagina hats, you name it. A quote from her in an interview with New York Magazine:
Paglia was not surprised by the election results. “I felt the Trump victory coming for a long time,” she told me. Writing last spring, she’d called Trump “raw, crude and uninformed” but also “smart, intuitive and a quick study”; she praised his “bumptious exuberance and slashing humor” (and took some pleasure in watching him fluster the GOP). Speaking two weeks into his administration, she sounded altogether less troubled by the president than any other self-declared feminist I’d encountered since Inauguration Day: “He is supported by half the country, hello! And also, this ethically indefensible excuse that all Trump voters are racist, sexist, misogynistic, and all that — American democracy cannot proceed like this, with this reviling half the country.”
In fact, she has had to restrain herself from agreeing with the president, at least on certain matters. “I have been on an anti–Meryl Streep campaign for about 30 years,” she said. When Trump called the actress “overrated” in a January tweet, “I wanted to leap into print and take that line but I couldn’t, because Trump said it.”