Verizon Lays Off 44,000, Transfers 2,500 More IT Jobs To Indian Outsourcer Infosys

Wasn’t Trump supposed to bring jobs back to America? It looks like the opposite is happening:

Earlier this week, Verizon confirmed that it offered a voluntary severance package (VSP) to about 44,000 employees and that it will transfer over 2,500 IT staff – some rumors suggest the figure to be closer to 5,000 employees – to India-based Infosys as part of a $700 million outsourcing deal.

The layoffs and transfers will impact more than 30% of Verizon’s 153,100-employee workforce – as of the end of June – and are part of a 4-year plan to save the largest U.S. wireless carrier $10 billion by 2021.

Related: “Surveys Find Outsourcing Continues to Grow under Trump Administration”

Karl Rove admits the GOP is toast as long as Trump is president: ‘We’re screwed for now’

No. The GOP is screwed forever:

Karl Rove, the former political strategist for President George W. Bush, told a group of conservatives this week that Republican Party is likely to lose control of the House of Representatives, and that Republicans would not be able to make any further gains as long as President Donald Trump is in office.

The Austin American Statesman reports that Rove said American politics had entered a phase of madness led by Trump that makes it nearly impossible to imagine anything constructive happening in Washington.

U.S. Trade Deficit Continues to Grow Despite Trump Tariffs

The opposite of what was promised is happening. Trade deficits leads directly to job losses in America.

Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records.

The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad — rose to $53.2 billion in August from $50 billion in July. The August reading was the highest since February.

Putin Says He Doesn’t Think Trump Is `Compromised’ as President

Of course you don’t.

Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed his support for U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, denying that he’s been politically compromised by accusations that Russia helped him win the 2016 election.

“I don’t think President Trump is compromised,” Putin told an energy conference in Moscow on Wednesday. “The people elected him, the people voted for him — somebody doesn’t like that, somebody doesn’t want to respect the opinion of American voters.”

Trump is exposed as the fraud that he is

This NY Times article proves what was suspected about Donald Trump: that is a conman and a fraud:

Remember how then-candidate Donald Trump talked about how the “system is rigged”? He really knew what he was talking about.

In breathtaking detail and with exacting precision, The New York Times has confirmed that for much of his life, though he claimed to be a brilliant businessman, Trump was benefiting from a rigged system, which his family manipulated to transfer enormous wealth from his father to him.

NYT columnist: ‘More outright white nationalists than black people’ in Trump administration

It’s no longer debatable. The President of the United States is a white supremacist:

Responding to reports that yet another appointee in Donald Trump’s administration is a white nationalist, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg made an only-slightly-hyperbolic reference to the White House’s diversity problem.

In mid-August, former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman revealed that when she left the White House, she was the only black person “at the table” — and that no African Americans have been hired in her stead.

FBI, Citibank probing Sergei Kislyak allegedly suspicious 2016 payment

Kislyak and Trump picture

Examiners at Citibank and investigators from the FBI are reportedly probing a suspiciously large December 2016 transaction from the Russian embassy to ambassador Sergei Kislyak, Buzzfeed News reported on Wednesday.

Investigators are apparently examining a check from the Russian embassy marked “payroll” for $120,000, believed to be Kislyak’s lump-sum 2016 salary, deposited in November 2016 shortly after President Donald Trump won the presidential election, according to Buzzfeed.

The $120,000 payment is more than two times the amount of Kislyak’s annual salary in the previous two years, according to financial documents reviewed by Buzzfeed. The branch manager at the Citi location Kislyak used reportedly said the payment was a salary, a claim Citibank financial examiners were unable to independently verify.

Source: FBI, Citibank probing Sergei Kislyak allegedly suspicious 2016 payment – Business Insider