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Trump Adds Dominican Republic In New Travel Ban Executive Order

img_9113WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – After a stinging loss at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he is going back to the drawing board and will issue a new travel ban Executive Order shortly.

While Trump’s announcement is not surprising — considering the fact that he is a man that does not take defeat lightly — what shocked even his close advisers is that he is including a non-Muslim country in the new order. That country is the Dominican Republic.

Large-scale migration from the Caribbean country to the United States began in the 1960s, in the wake of economic and political turbulence that occurred after dictator Rafael Trujillo was killed by rebels in 1961 and the U.S. military and other government agencies intervened.

As of 2012, it is estimated that  960,000 immigrants from the Dominican Republic resided in the United States, constituting 2 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population of 40.8 million.

But the number of immigrants has nothing to do with Trump’s new draft order. Rather, it is in retaliation for a Dominican Republic front-page newspaper article about the U.S. and Israel.

img_9111The photos of both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump appeared in that article in El Nacional. Alas, the paper used a photo of Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Alec Baldwin impersonating the U.S. president.

Upon seeing a copy of the newspaper, Trump was reportedly mad as hell. So he decided to include The Dominican Republic among the new countries in his new travel ban which will focus not on religion but on national security.

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Donald Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Actors From Impersonating Public Officials

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L-R: Baldwin as Trump, McCarthy as Spicer, and Fey as Palin

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington, D.C.) – You may have seen the last of President Donald Trump, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Sarah Palin on television — at least on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL). Or Hillary Clinton for that matter.

Today, Trump signed his latest Executive Order, this one banning actors from impersonating public officials and other politicians on TV.

The order came just minutes after the popular TV show aired its latest episode.  It featured a skit mimicking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and his outburst during a recent press briefing.  Actress Melissa McCarthy played the role of Spicer.

In recent months, SNL had featured Donald Trump the candidate and the president, impersonated by Alec Baldwin.

In past years, Tina Fey had played the role of then VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

At least nine different performers have played the role of Hillary Clinton on SNL, including Kate McKinnon.

In explaining the new Executive Order, (the real) Sean Spicer said that the ban had nothing to do with politics or egos.  “Rather,” he said, “the president felt that the actors were doing ‘a terrible job’ mimicking the politicians.”

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Donald Trump Calls For Press Conference On The Exact Day And Time As Super Bowl Half-Time Show

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – It must be related to his insecurity or attention deficit disorder, but President Donald Trump wants to prove to America that he is more popular than Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga, as we all know, will perform during Sunday’s Super Bowl LI’s half-time show in what is considered the most-watched television spectacle.

Today, The White House announced that Donald Trump will go on live television to make a very important announcement.  The president will go live at exactly the same as the half-time show and has asked all the news and cable networks to cover his annoucement.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer has declined to say what Trump’s announcement will be about, but he assured the American people that it will be much more important and spectacular than Lady Gaga’s performance.