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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Notations From The Grid (Weekly Edition): On @POTUS Watch


It has been quite a week!!

Our team was on the prowl in the aftermath of #MLKDay 2018 with this: 




US Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona took to the US Senate Floor to denounce the President as there were a number of interesting headlines that were featured on the New York Times last week on the plight of the Democratic process, on Climate Change, the future and of course in the midst of it--companies still trying to survive: 






As we reflected upon the headlines from last week, what we noted below  from yesterday's New York Times was even more challenging to assess in light of the challenges with North Korea (although we are pleased to report that North and South Korea will field a joint team: 

Top News
Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea
Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea
By HELENE COOPER, ERIC SCHMITT, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF and JOHN ISMAY
It’s normal for American commanders to draw up combat plans. But recent exercises signal that the military wants to be ready for options on the Korean Peninsula.
Hopes Dim for DACA Deal as Lawmakers Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Remarks
Hopes Dim for DACA Deal as Lawmakers Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Remarks
By THOMAS KAPLAN, NOAH WEILAND and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Richard J. Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”
In Montecito, Enclave of Wealth and Fame, Unimagined Tragedy
In Montecito, Enclave of Wealth and Fame, Unimagined Tragedy
By TIM ARANGO
Mudslides left the coastal community of Montecito, Calif., in ruins, and rescuers were racing against time on Sunday to find four people still missing.
For more top news, go to NYTimes.com »




President Trump denied that he called Africa and Haiti "s...holes" as he professed that he was the least racist person he knows.  Eric Trump went on Fox & Friends to say that the President only saw one color: Green.     What was noted below was a sampling of the reaction to the President's Statement: 

There is of course Iran--and what the President announced on it: 

As our team assessed 2018 so far, what was reported by Government Executive was telling: 

Just One in Six Feds Say They're Excited to Implement Trump's Agenda // Eric Katz

Federal employees overwhelmingly believe President Trump does not respect them, according to a new survey, and a plurality think he has negatively affected their agencies' missions.
To read the entire story, click here.


This is as there is a partial US Government shutdown looming as we will continue to assess it all.  President Trump is slated to attend the World Economic Forum and our team at the Visions Property here in the Daily Outsider will be assessing it as we will be releasing a "Notation" shortly courtesy of the team at Bloomberg. 

Challenging times.....



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