‘Modern Day Presidential’ really isn’t working for Trump

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(CNN)Just after 10 a.m. ET Monday, Donald Trump typed out his first tweet of the day: “Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!”

A few things:
1. It’s not politics. And by “it” I mean the eldest son of the Republican presidential nominee meeting with a Russian lawyer with the promise of incriminating information about a political opponent.
2. This is today’s example of how Trump sees himself as fundamentally altering the way in which the presidency can and should work. President Barack Obama tweeted very occasionally and almost always about policy matters. President Trump tweets constantly about all sorts of things; his Twitter feed is a direct line into his way of thinking at any given moment.
And Trump believes that’s a very good thing. He has repeatedly insisted the media wants him to stop tweeting because they don’t like how it allows him to communicate directly with his supporters. (To be clear: The last thing the media wants is for Trump to stop tweeting.)
To those who argue Trump should tweet less — a group that includes virtually every elected Republican official — Trump offered this response, via Twitter of course, last month: “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!”
What’s clear in new polling data from the Washington Post and ABC News: People don’t like “modern day presidential.” Not at all.
Seven in 10 people in the poll say that Trump’s “behavior as president” is “unpresidential” as compared to 24% who describe it as “fitting and proper.” Those numbers are eye-opening — particularly given that almost 4 in 10 Republicans (38%) say that Trump has acted unpresidential since entering the office. And, as ABC’s polling analyst Gary Langer notes, 48 percent of evangelical white Protestants and 55 percent of non-college-educated white men — two groups that strongly supported Trump in 2016 — also say his behavior is something short of presidential.
Trump’s Twitter addiction plays a central role in the views of him as less than presidential. More than two-thirds in the Post-ABC poll say that Trump’s tweets are “inappropriate” (68%) or “insulting (65%). A majority (52%) say the tweets are “dangerous.” Just 1 in 5 (21%) call the tweets “refreshing; that includes just 41% of self-identified Republicans who describe the tweets as “refreshing.”
All of those numbers make a very simple point: For all of Trump’s scapegoating of the mainstream media, he has only one person to blame for his current dismal poll standing: himself.
Trump is his own worst political enemy. He repeatedly ignores the advice of lawyers, advisers and even family members when it comes to how he needs to act, talk and tweet. He refuses to change or, short of that, even adjust.
In Trump’s mind, that he won the 2016 election when almost everyone said he wouldn’t is all the validation he needs — or will ever need — to do whatever he wants, no matter what people say about it. Polls? Polls were wrong about him winning so why wouldn’t they be wrong again? (Sidebar: Polls weren’t really all that far off.)
There is, of course, a chance that Trump is, again, right — that no matter what the polls show, his redefining of what “presidential” means and looks like as well as his constant tweeting endear him as an outsider to voters.
But all available data suggests the exact opposite. The polling makes very clear that people don’t like Trump’s “modern day presidential” mien — and like his Twitter feed even less.
Of course, if you think Trump will change, then you haven’t been paying attention these past six months.

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals on Kitchen Appliances

Well, it’s Amazon Prime Day again, and we’re using it as the perfect excuse to make all of those upgrades we’ve been dreaming about.

The collection of deals, which is taking place all day on Tuesday, July 11 (with certain offers beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Monday) spans everything from homeware to office supplies to electronics. For those who love to cook, though, some of the best prices are in the kitchen department.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals you can get on cooking appliances for Amazon Prime Day. (And if you’re on a money-saving high, you can also score free Chick-fil-A on Tuesday for unrelated reasons.)

Black + Decker Mini Fridges (25% off)


Blendtec Blender (40% off)



Lenox Dinnerware and Flatware (20% off)


Paddy’s Day Juicing

Paddy’s Day Juicing

It’s St Patrick’s Day! A day of dressing in green, dancing in green and most importantly drinking in green! If you are looking for a cool way to kick-start your day, look no further, we have the perfect green juice to keep you awake for this exciting day!

The ‘Wake Up Call’ juice is a mixture of cucumbers, apples and mint leaves, combining to create a low-calorie very nutritious drink containing vitamins B,C and K. Did you know that cucumbers consist of up to 97% water and have only 12 calories per 100g. This is definitely a guilt-free drink.

Click here to read the recipe plus lots more. All made in the new MJ-L500 slow juicer.

You may be thinking, what machine or product is best to do this in? Well the Panasonic Slow Juicer is designed for you to quickly create healthy drinks and smoothies, without damaging important nutrients and enzymes. Available in three colours, silver, champagne and red, the new MJ-L500 will easily fit on your kitchen worktop and includes an innovative frozen attachment, which is perfect for creating frozen foods and drinks for family & friends with ease… and won’t get in the way too much if you are throwing a St. Patricks Day party!

So what is today all about?It’s that one day a year where everyone is a little green (and not with envy). In fact, almost 12% of Americans claim Irish ancestry and over 80 million people worldwide claim ancestral connection to the auld sod. Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Typically, Christians attend church services, however the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which is why the classic celebration venue is a bar or pub!


[Source: Gizmodo]

How to make laundry day a breeze with our time-saving tips

How to make laundry day a breeze with our time-saving tips

After a long week of work and play, there’s nothing more frustrating than a backlog of laundry spilling out of linen baskets and demanding attention. But with a few simple tricks you can put an organised system in place that will keep your washing tasks low and your ‘me-time’ high, no matter how hectic your household…

Create space and hone your capsule style

If you constantly find yourself with mountains of washing to do, the problem may be in the amount of clothes you own and how they are stored – clean clothes squeezed into full drawers can look dishevelled and in need of washing again before you’ve even worn them, for example. Likewise, too many towels and bed linen sets to wash can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Take a tip from Marie Kondo, author of best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying, who suggests going through your belongings one by one and only keeping those that ‘spark joy’. This in turn will make wash day a whole lot simpler.

Ensure everything has its place

Having just one dirty laundry basket to serve the whole household often isn’t enough, resulting in a mountain of clothes spilling out of the basket and leaving bedrooms with unsightly ‘floordrobes’. So invest in attractive wash baskets of all shapes and sizes that can be neatly stored in the corners of each bedroom, in the bathroom and under the hallway stairs – the latter of which is particularly useful when the kids arrive home from the park covered in mud!

Make sorting simple

Buy linen baskets with separate compartments for coloured and white clothes, and invest in smaller baskets to separate wool, dry-clean-only and hand-wash items and laundry bags storing lingerie and socks. The key to all this however, is to make sure everyone in the house knows your system and what goes where.

Care for your garments

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart suggests creating a well-equipped laundry room/area that has everything within easy reach. Include a minor sewing repair kit, stain-removal, a glass container with decanted detergent (so you can see when you’re running low), and a pot for loose change, popped buttons and whatever else you find in pockets.

Invest in a stylish and smart washing machine

Not only will it save you time and effort, but a reliable washing machine with tailored settings to suit an array of clothes including jeans, woolens and delicates, will do the hard work for you. A design such as Panasonic’s NA-140ZS1WGB washing machine, for example, features the AutoCare washing programme that will analyse each wash load and tailor the perfect wash setting for the cycle – all at the touch of a button. With an energy efficient rating of A+++ and 3D HydroActive+ technology, you’ll save energy and water on every wash too, with quick yet impressive results. And with the extra money saved you can always treat yourself to a stylish new outfit to revamp your look this season.



[Source: Panasonic]

Present day outside fixtures 2016 with the aid of Moroso


summer time is already here. All we need is to spend our time at the balcony, courtyard, lawn or close to pool playing the solar. cutting-edge outdoor furnishings brings comfort and function in your outside spaces, to be at ease at some stage in the warm weather months. As large lovers of Moroso, we can show you a number of their new choice of garden fixtures for this summer. Designers who paintings with Moroso are innovative and modern and consequently their ideas will pleasantly marvel you.

The Triclinium become a celebratory piece of fixtures. This become where the ancient Romans entertained their guests, consume and drank, reclined and debated. It changed into an area for politics and pride. front‘s new Triclinium sofa celebrates the one of a kind ways we use a sofa in our each day lives. The couch has grow to be the central place of the house. We examine, take naps, work, specialize, cuddle, watch television, consume.

The Triclinium couch is a transformable landscape of upholstery and cushions that creates an area for you and your friends and own family to live in. The attached aspect desk is ideal for snacks, dinner or your pc. while your pals come to live it may also be used as a sofa bed. The fabric within the woven ropes makes it feasible to apply it as a daybed outdoors too. A rug, made within the identical rope method, extends the seating area.

Imba’s foundation comes from the playful aggregate of two flowing, intertwined loops. The geometry of the inner loop uses a closed woven sample that provides comfort for the seat and backrest. The external loop, lightly wrapped around the seat, creates a area body for a semi-open weaving that offers intimate space, yet open at the equal time. Designed by by way of Federica Capitani and made in Dakar, Africa, Imba is an tried to translate the warm nice of hand crafted, unique artifacts into a set that invites you for a relaxing moment and a casual verbal exchange with friends.

Designed by means of Marc Thorpe Husk is inspired by means of the outer shell of corn. The fields of corn punctuate the panorama of northern Italy, in particular across the town of Udine. Corn is used as a resource globally across all borders and takes many paperwork. For Thorpe, this changed into an possibility to translate the architecture of the husk from an ear of corn to provide a globally recognizable and regularly occurring item for daily use. The layout of Husk for the home series of Moroso lent itself to the worldwide sensibility of the outdoor collection M’Afrique, synthetic in Dakar, Senegal.

“The idea for the Senegal – O chair came from a dreamcatcher that my daughter Evie had made for my birthday. I liked the sample and that it could be made with such simple method. It reminded me of the possibilities we’ve in Senegal: to weave by hand on a easy body. I imagined the circle turning into a totally large backrest, which might surround you like a halo when you take a seat towards it” – says clothier Tord Boontje.

Top pin of the day: A gorgeous gold and white bedroom


oday’s top pin is a stunning gold and white bedroom . For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.

When teamed with soft greys and white-painted walls and floors, golden yellow can be surprisingly calming in a bedroom. Make the bed the focal point with mix-and-match graphic patterned bedlinen, cushions and throws.

For a vintage chic headboard, cover MDF board in wood panelling wallpaper. Add a whimsical element with cloud-shaped shelves for displaying keepsakes.

Take a look at our 8 dreamy home design ideas for cloud lovers.