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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Heard On The Street . . .

Walking down Main Street, this is what folks are talking about in towns across the U.S.A.   Good Americans, who have been betrayed by the Uniparty and the Deep State in Washington D.C., have a lot on their minds and are crying out for new leadership. Thankfully, on November 8, 2016, their voices were heard loud and clear!

July 1, 2019

Trump and JFK:  The Encouraging, Yet Disturbingly Eerie Parallels

At this point well into the first term of the Donald J. Trump presidency, it’s interesting to note the increasingly common parallels with the first term of John F. Kennedy.

Yet, at the same time, there are disturbing and positively eerie parallels to consider for those of us on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA.

Let’s examine what the 35th and 45th Presidents of the United States have in common:

Family Wealth:  Both men came to the Oval Office with considerable personal wealth, though Kennedy’s was inherited while Trump’s was mostly self made and larger.  Both embraced their wealth with a sense of pride, yet displayed a penchant for service to society in general.

Ability to Connect With Working Class Voters:  Despite their wealth and Ivy League educations, both Kennedy and Trump were natural politicians who connected incredibly well with working class, blue-collar voters.  Their considerable communications skills and charisma served them well in this regard.  Trump’s campaign rallies, which he’s continued into his presidency, are a major building block in creating an impressive, unshakable base for re-election.

Glamorous First Ladies:  Jackie Kennedy and Melania Trump both brought a great sense of fashion and a much-needed touch of glamour to the role of First Lady.  The left-wing Elite Traitor Media hasn’t given Mrs. Trump the glowing coverage showered on Jackie, but Melania’s clever use of her platform as First Lady to showcase her causes and her empathy with those affected by natural disasters has won her widespread public admiration.

Historic Tax Cuts and Economic Growth:  Kennedy and Trump both recognized that serious tax cuts were needed to stimulate the economy and promote more business investment in America.  They faced strong opposition from Democrats and big government advocates more interested in growing a dependent class of Americans.

Foreign Policy Risk-Taking:  JFK saw the opportunity to lessen tensions with the Soviet Union after the Cuban missile crisis and to push ahead with an atomic test ban treaty.  Trump perceived an opportunity to reduce the possibility of a conflagration on the Korean peninsula with his outreach to North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.

Full-Fledged Patriotism:  JFK’s stirring inaugural address featured the incomparable, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”  His founding of the Peace Corps gave young Americans another avenue for national service.  Donald Trump’s “America First” policies and his unabashed patriotism resonate with Americans who want their government to put American citizens’ interests ahead of globalism and illegal immigration.

Bold Vision:  Jack Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon gave the space program the boost it needed to surpass the Soviet efforts.  Donald Trump’s call for a Space Force as a new branch of the military shows his recognition of the challenges and threats posed by our potential adversaries, especially Red China.

Taking on Big Business Interests Not Concerned with America:  Kennedy’s epic battle with Big Steel to force a rollback of prices earned him the hatred of a number of business interests.  Trump is taking on Big Pharma to get drug prices more in line with reality and using tariffs to leverage better trade deals globally and tighter control of the southern border with Mexico.  The United States Chamber of Commerce has fiercely fought Trump on a number of issues (tariffs, NAFTA, TPP) in order to serve the globalist interests that run the organization. It should be renamed the Globalist Stooge Chamber of Commerce.

Disloyalty in the Military:  After the Bay of Pigs fiasco, JFK faced open hostility from his Joint Chiefs of Staff who wanted an invasion of Cuba. President Trump’s efforts to modernize the Pentagon and build up military strength have been thwarted in some measure by military leaders and defense bureaucrats who were “Clintonized” and “Obamafied” to turn the military into a massive social experiment.  The departure of James Mattis from DOD was no loss at all.

FBI Subterfuge:  Both presidents had to contend with seditious FBI Directors (J. Edgar Hoover and James Comey) who directly tried to sabotage their presidencies.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation always had a political bent to it, depending upon its leadership, but really began a serious downhill slide under Robert Mueller and then James Comey.  The current director, Christopher Wray, has done nothing to clean up the mess or end the corruption.  He’s just another Deep State swamp dweller.

Divided Opposition Party:  Looking ahead to second term elections, both men faced opposition parties that were and are deeply divided.  The GOP facing JFK was split between the Barry Goldwater and Eastern Establishment (Rockefeller) factions.  Trump is looking at a Democrat party swerving sharply to the left and leaving whatever members might have considered themselves moderate or Kennedy Democrats well behind.

Deep State Desire to Remove Them by Any Means Necessary:  Both Kennedy and Trump were considered outsiders by The Deep State.   Due in large measure to their personal wealth, neither man owed anything to anyone for their election to the presidency, unlike Dwight Eisenhower, both George Bushes, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama who were clearly products of the globalists and the Deep State.

As a result, JFK and Trump were targeted for removal well into their first terms, with Trump even being in the Deep State’s sights during his candidacy, and then his presidential transition.

JFK/Trump Key Points of Difference

Despite the parallel achievements and positions taken, Jack Kennedy and Donald Trump also have significant points of difference.

Age/Health:  Trump is the oldest man to reach the presidency while Kennedy was the youngest elected.  Oddly enough, when it comes to health, President Trump is the picture of health with boundless energy and stamina.   President Kennedy endured a lifetime of poor health since his childhood, dealing with a wide range of debilitating conditions, many of which were hidden from the public.  Most people are unaware that due to his severe back problems, JFK often used crutches in private to walk around.

Military Service:  JFK was a bona fide World War II hero, whose courage in saving his crewmates after the sinking of the PT boat he commanded should earn everyone’s admiration.  Although he attended military school prior to college, Donald Trump never served actively in the military.  His opponents have criticized him as a “draft dodger,” but never said the same about their beloved Bill Clinton.

Vice Presidents:  Donald Trump has the benefit of a loyal, highly competent vice president in Mike Pence.  In his calculation to become president, Kennedy enlisted Texan Lyndon Johnson, who turned out to be a vile snake-in-the-grass.  Some Kennedy assassination researchers believe LBJ was involved in a plot to kill the president.

Attorney General Support:  Kennedy had a built-in advantage by picking his brother Bobby to serve as Attorney General.  RFK became much more, being JFK’s most trusted advisor on a wide range of issues.  President Trump picked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general after Sessions helped in the 2016 campaign. We all know what a fiasco that turned out to be.

Media Bias:  Donald Trump has been the object of grossly unfair media derision and scorn from the day he announced his candidacy.  He has been subjected to the most outlandish negative coverage and bias of any president in the modern era.   Kennedy, on the other hand, enjoyed more favorable media for the most part, with the Washington press corps going out of their way to avoid negative coverage and ingratiate themselves with the Kennedy administration in general.

Transparency:  The Kennedy obsession with image led to extensive public relations efforts to promote the class and glamour of the administration while keeping secret any information that would detract from that.  President Trump, on the other hand, is the most transparent president in history.  Through his adept use of social media and on-the-spot press interactions, we know exactly what he’s thinking and what to anticipate in terms of policy.  His attitude is “what you see is what you get.” No surprises.

All of us on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, must hope and pray that the 16 months ahead of the November 2020 election won’t bring a tragic, horrific parallel between Jack Kennedy and Donald Trump. As all the Deep State schemes to unseat President Trump continue to fail, their options dwindle closer and closer to the truly unthinkable.

Thanks for reading! The performances of the Democrat presidential contenders during the recent debates, and their pathetic pandering to their hard left base, just raise the odds of a looming Trump landslide re-election.

Kamala Harris’ staged attack on Joe Biden regarding race during the debate just further reveals what a pathetic fraud she is.  She tried to paint herself as a “poor little black girl,” as if she grew up in Selma, Alabama, during the height of segregation.  In fact, she grew up in a privileged home in Berkeley, California, with two highly educated parents. Then she advanced her career as a city prosecutor literally under San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

Once again, President Trump has pulled off a diplomatic coup with his surprise meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jung-Un in the so-called Hermit Kingdom.  Of course, the visit has been panned by the usual suspects in the Elite Traitor Media and Democrat Party.

The fact is President Trump has done more to advance the cause of peace on the Korean peninsula and that part of Asia than all the other presidents combined going back to Harry Truman.

His style of personal diplomacy demonstrates how hopelessly inept the State Department has been with its buildings and embassies full of alleged diplomats who can’t get out of their own way in terms of setting up meaningful meetings and real dialogue with potential adversaries.

We had a significant number of foreign visitors in June from these locations:  Germany; Red China; The Czech Republic; Tokelau; The United Kingdom; The European Union; Italy; The Russian Federation; Canada; New Zealand; Sweden; Poland; Bulgaria; Colombia; Indonesia; Argentina; Belgium; Norway; Brazil; Belarus; France; The Ivory Coast; The British Indian Ocean Territory; and Japan.  We sincerely appreciate your interest in our perspective on what’s happening in America.

We’re pleased to see a spurt in sales during June for J.C. Hawkins’ landmark book on The Deep State and its treachery:  Betrayal at Bethesda: The Intertwined Fates of James Forrestal, Joseph McCarthy and John F. Kennedy.  It can be found in paperback and Kindle versions at

J. C. is available for speaking engagements and media interviews regarding Betrayal at Bethesda and his ongoing research for an updated version of his landmark book.  He may be contacted by email at:  If you have information that might aid his research, please contact him by email.

You can count on The Forgotten Street to keep delivering the news and perspectives few others can.  God bless you all for your interest and support!