Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Republicans eyeing the White House bids are emulating Trump’s confrontational, fact-challenged politics on Covid. DeSantis is taking a page directly from Trump’s playbook — betting that an aggressive campaign against mandatory mask-wearing in schools will make him a GOP star and get him the nod for a run at the Presidency

At a conference in Utah recently, DeSantis said, and I quote; “It is very important that we say unequivocally no to lockdowns, no to school closures, no to restrictions and no to mandates.” He already signed an executive order that school children did not have to wear masks. Fortunately the school districts are, so far, not paying attention to that order!

Greg Abbott, who has just come down with Covid himself said; it is now time to open Texas 100% as he lifted the state’s mask mandate in March and allowed businesses to open at 100% capacity despite warnings from public health officials. This also is a political move, not caring who dies or gets sick, as long as the GOP base is mollified! More than 12,400 people in Texas were hospitalized with the virus as of Wednesday, according to state data, an increase from 10,791 last Wednesday!

Gov. Noem of South Dakota bragged that they had not ordered any businesses to close and enforced no mandates. South Dakota saw the highest Covid-19 case increase per 100,000 residents in the entire nation over the past two weeks!

GOP led states are the lowest in vaccination rates, highest in new cases of Covid, and also do not follow, as a general rule, the mandates of the scientific community on how to stay safe!

This is the insanity of a party who still worships at the feet of Trump. Who are willing to sacrifice lives to keep their agenda and electability alive in a GOP that still follows the  rule of, if facts are not to your liking, just change them, then repeat the lie often!

Opinion by John Love

HISTORY SAYS NOT:

In 1973, Trump was accused by the Justice Department of violations of the Fair Housing Act in the operation of 39 buildings. He and his father before him were not renting or selling to people of color. The Department said that black “testers” were sent to more than half a dozen buildings and were denied apartments, but a similar white tester would then be offered an apartment in the same building. Trump countersued the federal agency, because that is what he does, but the judge threw it out as having no merit, Trump settled out of court!

In 1985, New York City brought a lawsuit against Trump for allegedly using tactics to force out tenants of 100 Central Park South because he wanted to demolish it to pursue his own interests. Trump kept that one in the courts for ten years before he was finally denied permission to tear it down!This long term tactic is common for Trump, he hopes the opposing side will run out of money and time, and he will win by default! It did not work this time however!

In 1988, the Justice Department sued Trump for violating procedures related to public notifications when buying voting stock in a company related to his attempted takeovers! That one cost him a fine of 750,000!

In late 1990, Trump was sued for $2 million by a business analyst for defamation, and Trump settled out of court.

In 1991, Trump Plaza was fined $200,000 by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission for moving African American and female employees from craps tables in order to accommodate high roller Robert LiButti, a mob figure and alleged John Gotti associate!

Again In 1991, one of Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was found guilty of circumventing state regulations about casino financing when Donald Trump’s father bought $3.5 million in chips that he had no plans to gamble! Another time Daddy attempted to bail him out failure!

Sexual misconduct:

In 1993, Vera Coking sued Trump and his demolition contractor for damage to her home during construction of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.[33] In 1997, she dropped the suit against Trump and settled with his contractor for $90,000.[34] Coking had refused to sell her boarding house, which Trump did not want sitting next to his new hotel! She ultimately won a 1998 Supreme Court decision that prevented Atlantic City from using eminent domain to condemn her property!

In 1992, Trump sued ex-wife Ivana Trump for not honoring a gag clause in their divorce agreement. The divorce was granted on grounds that Ivana claimed Donald Trump’s treatment of her was “cruel and inhuman treatment! Which she revealed in a book she wrote!  Trump did win the gag order, but the truth was out there!

A sexual assault claim from 1994 for child rape was filed against Trump on October 14, 2016! His lawyers got the case suspended for procedural errors, it was then refiled, it has remained in suspension since 2016. Money talks and rapists walk! It has not been thrown out, however!

In April 1997, Jill Harth Houraney filed a $125,000,000 lawsuit against Trump for sexual harassment in 1993, claiming he “‘groped’ her under her dress and told her he wanted to make her his ‘sex slave.” Harth voluntarily withdrew the suit when her husband settled a parallel case. In other words, Trump paid out behind closed doors.

In all, 26 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct!

In other news:

In 2000, Donald Trump paid $250,000 to settle fines related to his being charged with circumventing state law lobbying against government approval of plans to construct an Indian-run casino in the Catskills, which would have diminished casino traffic to Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City!

I could go on, but as Trump is the most litigious businessman in history that I can find, it would take way too much of your time! He has sued actual countries like Scotland, and lost of course. Look up windmills and Trump, for example!

Business failures:

1. Trump Steaks

2. GoTrump 

3. Trump Airlines

4. Trump Vodka

5. Trump Mortgage

6. Trump: The Game

7. Trump Magazine

8. Trump University

9. Trump Ice 

10. The New Jersey Generals 

11. Tour de Trump 

12. Trump Network 

13. Trumped! 

Trump companies that sought bankruptcy protection:

1. Trump Taj Mahal 

2. Trump’s Castle

3. Trump Plaza Casinos

4. Trump Plaza Hotel 

5. Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts 

6. Trump Entertainment Resorts 

My point, Trump is not a good businessperson! Has been propped up by daddy! He is a racist, even the Federal government has said so! He is not a moral man; the rape case I mentioned was of a thirteen year old at a party thrown by child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, not to mention the other 26 women making complaints against him. No I do not have proof, only what all of these woman and a child have said! But where there is horseshit, there are usually horses to be found!

You can access my blog about the big lie, and others about Trump from this same site. So in short, when you support this man, you are supporting rape, molestation, and criminal activity on a large scale. So let’s say, I discount some of this just to be fair to the Trump supporters, you should still be shunning this man, not helping him in any shape or fashion. If you do, you are supporting evil, simple as that.  

Suppose you look at a map indicating which states are highly vaccinated and which are barely vaccinated. In that case, it looks just like a political map of Blue (DEM) and Red (GOP) states just before an election! I’ll let you draw your own conclusions here, but be aware, people are dying, and things are heating up again, plus the variant is becoming more widespread!

This can be checked again and again, city by city. The people now getting sick and having to be hospitalized are almost entirely unvaccinated! The Governor of Arizona has ordered schools with unvaccinated school children who have been directly exposed to COVID- 19 not to be forced to quarantine! The school districts are fighting back and so far have not changed their policy. But this is an example of GOP leadership putting lives at risk for politics! Afraid to lose their fanatical Trump-based support even at the cost of children’s lives! How in the hell have we allowed this to occur!

The false information about the COVID-19 vaccines is rampant! And has been pushed by several GOP members and media companies like FOX News! This information is killing people, plain and simple! The fact that, especially in Florida, they bad-mouth Dr. Anthony Fauci is because the truth hurts! But politicians in the state do not want to disenfranchise themselves from the state’s massive population of Trump zealots. So they put lives in danger! Yes, they will kill you rather than endanger their political future. And that rings true of all GOP-led states!

You will hear people like Pence telling you that since his administration, we have had runaway spending. Well, here is a little truth for you. Trump downplayed the virus and held up spending to make his numbers look better, killing thousands unnecessarily with Pence support, I might add! Our current President did not neglect his duty for the sake of looking good; he attacked the root of our problem, which took money! And with unprecedented success, well, except in GOP-run states! People are dying in more significant numbers in states where the GOP is in charge! That alone should tell you where the truth lies.

So, since Trump and his family are vaccinated, why is he not telling his base that it is safe and necessary? The same reason I have already talked about, his base! He is afraid to antagonize them! And he does not care about people! So as long as he is convinced by letting them die, he will maintain more of their support overall; well, let them die! And this is just plain common sense, not politics! If we had the same misinformation campaign, politically motivated back in the day, we would still be losing the war against polio and other eradicated diseases.

When you don’t mask up, when you do not quarantine when exposed, when you do not get fully vaccinated, you are risking thousands! You only need to do three things. Get vaccinated, wear masks where it is mandated, and isolate if you know you have been exposed! If you do, we win; if you don’t, we die, simple logic. It would help if you were not making life and death decisions based on your politics!

The Second Impeachment

Posted: February 9, 2021 in News and politics
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UH, yup!

Obstruction of justice

Here are some that are still within the legal time frame!

  1. “Conduct involving FBI Director Comey and Michael Flynn”
  2. “The President’s reaction to the continuing Russia investigation”
  3. “The President’s termination of Comey”
  4. “The appointment of a Special Counsel and efforts to remove him”
  5. “Efforts to curtail the Special Counsel’s investigation”
  6. “Efforts to prevent public disclosure of evidence”
  7. “Further efforts to have the Attorney General take control of the investigation”
  8. “Efforts to have McGahn deny that the President had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed”
  9. “Conduct toward Flynn, [Paul] Manafort, [REDACTED]”
  10. “Conduct involving Michael Cohen”

Bribery

This would be about Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asking for a “favor” in the form of finding dirt on a political opponent, Joe Biden. There are several other suspected bribes, but this is the one where he was impeached by the House, but found guilty by the Senate. So is still viable. So since the House’s findings did not limit his freedom!

Conspiracy to defraud the United States

 

This occurs when individuals agree to obstruct the work of a federal agency. If members of the Trump administration sabotaged the U.S. Postal Service to influence the outcome of the 2020 election, this charge could be considered for anyone who conspired to achieve the illegal objective, even those who took no personal action.

Campaign finance violations

 

Cohen set up a shell corporation to make a $130,000 payment to prevent Daniels from making public statements that would harm the Trump’s candidacy. As stated in court documents in Cohen’s case, the payments assisted the campaign by preventing the publication of negative stories about candidate Trump that

might influence the election. His payment exceeded the legal limit of $2,700 for campaign contributions and violated the law prohibiting corporate contributions. The government stated that Cohen “acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1” — identified as someone who ran “an ultimately successful campaign for President of the United States.”

The following cannot be included in impeachment as they are;

Pre-presidency crimes

 

Trump  consistently over valued his properties to gain access to loans. Then undervalued those same properties when it came time to pay taxes! He is currently being investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney!  Potential crimes include bank, insurance and tax fraud; money laundering; and preparing false business records.

Crimes for another day?

 

Mueller, because Justice Department policy prohibited him from filing charges against a sitting president, did file any! He made clear, however, that his report was intended to “preserve the evidence” obtained in his investigation because “a President does not have immunity after he leaves office.” Trump mutilated the truth when speaking about the fact no charges were filed, and just pretended the preserve the evidence part didn’t exist!

My source;

 Twitter: @barbmcquade
@JoyceWhiteVance

Voter Fraud is a Myth

Posted: February 1, 2021 in News and politics
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The following are my facts about the election. If you have facts you may post them. Not opinions, it must be actual facts.

Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.  https://apnews.com/article/barr-no-widespread-election-fraud-b1f1488796c9a98c4b1a9061a6c7f49d

The November 3rd election was the “most secure in American history”and “there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The statement follows numerous claims of supposed election fraud by President Donald Trump and his allies.

“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too,” the statement continues.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/12/21563274/dhs-cisa-no-evidence-us-voting-compromised

An official with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) said Saturday morning there is “no evidence” of voter fraud, instead praising state and local officials and poll workers for running an election during the coronavirus pandemic.

“State and local officials and poll workers throughout the country really stepped up. And there have been very few complaints about how this election was run,” said Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat and FEC commissioner. “Very few substantiated complaints, let me put it that way. There is no evidence of any kind of voter fraud. There is no evidence of illegal votes being cast.”

https://www.newsweek.com/no-evidence-voter-fraud-says-federal-election-commission-official-1545747

In over 60 case filings, analysis found that 38 judges appointed by Republicans were among the 86 judges who had rejected lawsuits. The U.S. Supreme Court, which includes three Trump-appointed justices, rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s challenge to election results in four states.

Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, said in dismissing one Pennsylvania challenge: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.” https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/jan/08/joe-biden/joe-biden-right-more-60-trumps-election-lawsuits-l/

Ok, if you think there was massive voter fraud, and continue to post such drivel, I ask you to respond with facts. Sixty court cases came up with zero facts to support this, but if you found, on your own, millions of cases that support voter fraud and cost Trump the election, by all means post here! Facts mind you, only facts!

I am a Marine vet, two tours in Nam. First, not a combat Marine, I never left the safety of the airbase in Da Nang! A location affectionately known as Rocket City because of the almost daily rocket rainfall! I got an excellent demonstration within the first half hour I was in country. But no jungle safaris while I was there!

I was a Sgt, which some say is why I am a little lax in my patience quotient. A Sgt in the Marine Corps has a God complex. This is more prevalent in the Corps than in the other services. We are the poor stepchild of the Navy, so money and promotions are a hard target! So a Sgt in the Corps is more rare than in any other service! With more responsibility in most cases and you are basically the last word! Not far enough up the chain to have to deal with a lot of red tape, but with enough power that no one was going to give you any guff unless they outranked you, and Sgts run the Corps. Ask any of us. If it ain’t so, you will find that we thought it was. Every last one of us!

So previous to that, I lived in a small logging and ranching community in Idaho. Well lots of places in Idaho, but from the summer before the 8th to my first year of college, Council was my home. We will not go into the complex and often unbelievable circumstance before that. Still, Council saved my life, gave me purpose, and made me realize my worth.
I went from almost no schooling before I was 13, to an (A) average student! I was on the student council, editor of the school paper junior and senior years, captain of an undefeated football team, a starter on the basketball team, and the primary pitcher for the baseball team, both also doing very well. I might have had a swellhead! But what I am trying to say, Council and the wonderful people populating that town were responsible for my good luck. I had no parents; I lived for a while with a school teacher who snagged me from the hell I was living!. When they moved, I lived with the town’s only Doctor and a state assemblyman and his family, whose elder son was my best friend. So, as I said, I owe a lot to people not even related to me for giving me a leg up!

So, back to me being an arse! I love the people of Council; regardless of their beliefs or political aspirations, all of them will give you the shirt off their back if you are an honest resident of their town and in need! But there are some extremes, politically, that is. I am aware that I am at one of those extremes. I am what you would call a liberal who was raised in a primarily conservative stronghold. I never minded, never really paid it much attention until Trump went political!

Now long before Trump became our President, I had a decent hate for the man. I had followed him most of my life, learning of his ominous business dealings and rampant racism! Trump and his father were even sued in federal court by the Justice Dept, Donald twice for this very thing! I noted his attitudes toward women, cheating one wife with the next one in line, and then with porn stars, while the now First Lady was pregnant with their son! I noted how often Trump had been accused of sexual assault, even rape of an underage girl, and how his money and influence made it all go away. But what set me off, what turned me into the arse that I am, was when people I loved excused or even denied this activity! Calling him beloved and chosen by God, that I just went nuts! I could not believe my eyes, my ears, or understand how this could possibly be!

So I started a blog, became a pest on Facebook and, to some extent on Twitter! I started doing my own research to make sure I was not mistaken in my beliefs. I found that I had not even scratched the surface of this man’s evil. He was kicked out of private school for bullying and beating younger students. He was sent to a military school that was not known for academic excellence but for obedience training of wayward teens! He could not get into a good college on his own merit but paid someone to take his SATs. Even then, his grades were not enough to enter into his college of choice; Wharton refused his original application! He had to use family influence to get in. He has since threatened all institutions of learning he attended if they released his grades. You know, being a genius and all!

Since he started his political career, he has lied at least 20,000 times. Currently, he averages 50 a day as his mental stability is suffering under his loss to Biden! But his supporters seem not to notice or do not care! Yes, those figures come from multiple sources, but look at the magnitude. Even if you were to disregard a large portion, you still have the most egregious liar in public office in history!

After the election he gave up even trying to appear concerned about a virus that is raging out of control. We are the number one infected nation on the planet, but from Trump, crickets! Even before the election, it had been months since he attended the weekly updates and discussions on how to deal with it!

Yes, even now he is firing anyone who disagrees with him! Anyone who dares tell the truth about healthcare, or who denies the lies about the election, anyone in the Pentagon that he could fire, he did! Because they did not want to send regular troops into citizen populations! That is, for example, why Mark Esper is gone! He is suing states to try and overturn Biden’s win. The courts all down the line are denying him, and Trump is getting more and more desperate in his lies and accusations! If you are honest, even giving the man the benefit of the doubt because, yes, there are partisan politics always in play, he is not honest, is morally corrupt, and is the prevaricator in chief!

Again, pain in the arse that I am, I ask you to do some honest fact-checking. Now fact-checking means you have to look at actual court cases, existing instances of circumstance you can witness for yourselves about this man’s behavior. Then you have to take into account the vast amounts of evidence provided by dozens of women and former contractors. Yes, his former lawyers, so-called insiders, his family, all laying out a scenario of a vicious bully with an evil character! Even Fox admits in court; they are not a news organization but an entertainment company. According to their lawyers, everyone knows they do not represent facts, so they should not be held liable. So that also means you cannot use them as a fact-checking source, now, can you!

The reason I am pestering you again. Because all these innuendoes and lies have split our country into two camps, those that think Biden won, and those who think it was some nationally co-ordinated conspiracy to steal an election. This will split our country for years. We need to examine how we got here and who is responsible. I mean, when the far right militia is standing by for Trumps order to go to war on innocent civilians, it is time to rethink our stratagems!

In 2018, journalist Jonathan Greenberg released audio recordings from 1984 in which Trump, posing as his own spokesman John Barron, made false assertions of his wealth to secure a higher ranking on the Forbes 400 list of wealthy Americans, including claiming he owned over 90 percent of his family’s business. He would often call news outlets and other sources calling himself John Barron to praise himself and spread disinformation about how great he was. Does this sound like a sane man to you?

A former budget director and deputy mayor of New York City during the 1980s, and a former publisher of Crain’s New York Business, said “I wouldn’t believe Donald Trump if his tongue were notarized.”

In 1997, Ben Berzin Jr., who had been tasked with recovering at least some of the $100 million his bank had lent Trump, said “During the time that I dealt with Mr. Trump, I was continually surprised by his mastery of situational ethics. He does not seem to be able to differentiate between fact and fiction.” It is important to note here about the money owed, this was not a one-time occurrence with Trump, and why American banks no longer are willing to loan him money or deal with him financially. It is why we need a look at his finances so we can see just who our President owes money to and may be influenced because of it!

Trump said “I have a view—a view in my apartment that was specifically aimed at the World Trade Center.” He added “and I watched those people jump and I watched the second plane hit … I saw the second plane hit the building and I said, ‘Wow that’s unbelievable.” At the time, Trump lived in Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, more than four miles away from where the World Trade Center towers once stood. I cannot imagine anyone not thinking how immoral this man is to make such statements, not the only lies he told about that day either!

The situation is getting worse, as described by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ashley Parker: “President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren’t true.” As a matter one fact check entity created a new category of falsehoods in December 2018, the “Bottomless Pinocchio”, for falsehoods repeated at least twenty times (so often “that there can be no question the politician is aware his or her facts are wrong”). Trump was the only politician who met the standard of the category, with 14 statements that immediately qualified!

As fact-checker Glenn Kessler noted in August, whereas Clinton lies as much as the average politician, President Donald Trump’s lying is “off the charts.” No prominent politician in memory bests Trump for spouting spectacular, egregious, easily disproved lies. The birther claim. The vote fraud claim. The attendance at the inauguration claim. And on and on and on. Every fact-checker—Kessler, Factcheck.org, Snopes.com, PolitiFact—finds a level of prevarication (lying) unequaled by any politician ever scrutinized. For instance, 70 percent of his campaign statements checked by PolitiFact were mostly false, totally false, or “pants on fire” false!

I could go on and on, his life is chock full of lies, immorality, and actual theft! I know I have already reached the limit of endurance here, so I will ask the question and leave it at that.

DO YOU GET IT NOW?

 

 

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From a comment made in the New Yorker by David Remnick April 12, 2020

From the start, the Trump administration has waged war on science and expertise, making a great nation peculiarly vulnerable to the foreseeable public-health calamity of the coronavirus.

The fact that the United States is experiencing tremendous losses—that it has far more COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world—relates to a number of collective risk factors and preëxisting conditions. The most notable one is to be found in the Oval Office!

Kayleigh McEnany, a loud promoter of birtherism and of Trump talking points during the 2016 campaign, cheerfully told the Fox Business audience, “We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here, we will not see terrorism come here, and isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful Presidency of President Obama?” Now McEnany is the President’s press secretary.

Instead of dealing with COVID-19 using all the scientists at his disposal, he points to his brain housing group and says that is all he needs to make decisions. He uses the press conference as a place to make political statements to bolster his bid for re-election! Trump has made it clear that he does not approve of efforts to make voting easier in November. Why should he? He takes a dim view of early voting, voting by mail, and same-day registration. Such reforms, he complains, would produce “levels of voting that, if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

I (John Love) think we should all read that last statement again! I still cannot believe that Trump could be so ignorant of what the words he uttered meant, but I really shouldn’t be! Basically, he just said that without cheating, gerrymandering, and voter suppression, Republicans couldn’t get elected! Probably the only true thing Trump has ever said! And one last thought, Trump and budget cutters thought the federal government spent too much on public health. Year after year, they have slashed agencies whose mission was to protect the public from pandemics. You know, after the welfare check he wrote to the rich, Trump cannot afford to fund health initiatives, feed children, or take care of at-risk elderly!

 

 

The following will be excerpts from an article penned by Mr. Peter Wehner, a lifelong Republican. He is a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center.

He writes, Trump is fundamentally unfit—intellectually, morally, temperamentally, and psychologically—for office. Mr. Trump has no desire to acquaint himself with most issues, let alone master them!

Mr. Trump’s virulent combination of ignorance, emotional instability, demagogy, solipsism, and vindictiveness would do more than result in a failed presidency; it could very well lead to national catastrophe. The prospect of Donald Trump as commander in chief should send a chill down the spine of every American.

He states that Trump could not have prevented the coronavirus from happening or entering the United States. That said, the president and his administration are responsible for grave, costly errors, most especially the epic manufacturing failures in diagnostic testing, the decision to test too few people, the delay in expanding testing to labs outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and problems in the supply chain.

We also know the World Health Organization had working tests that the United States refused, and researchers at a project in Seattle tried to conduct early tests for the coronavirus but were prevented from doing so by federal officials. (Doctors at the research project eventually decided to perform coronavirus tests without federal approval.)

The president reportedly ignored early warnings of the severity of the virus and grew angry at a CDC official who in February warned that an outbreak was inevitable. The Trump administration dismantled the National Security Council’s global-health office, whose purpose was to address global pandemics; we’re now paying the price for that. “We worked very well with that office,” Dr. Fauci told Congress. “It would be nice if the office was still there.” 

The president’s misinformation and mendacity about the coronavirus are head-snapping. He claimed that it was contained in America when it was actually spreading. He claimed that we had “shut it down” when we had not. He claimed that testing was available when it wasn’t. He claimed that the coronavirus will one day disappear “like a miracle”; it won’t. He claimed that a vaccine would be available in months; Fauci says it will not be available for a year or more.

This from me, the lies just keep on coming!

From the article, Trump falsely blamed the Obama administration for impeding coronavirus testing. He stated that the coronavirus first hit the United States later than it actually did. (He said that it was three weeks prior to the point at which he spoke; the actual figure was twice that.) The president claimed that the number of cases in Italy was getting “much better” when it was getting much worse. And in one of the more stunning statements an American president has ever made, Trump admitted that his preference was to keep a cruise ship off the California coast rather than allowing it to dock because he wanted to keep the number of reported cases of the coronavirus artificially low! Cooler heads prevailed, and over the president’s objections, the Grand Princess was allowed to dock at the Port of Oakland.

The following excerpt is one I have long agreed with and promoted in my blogs, on Facebook, Twitter, and anyone I could get to listen. Here is what Peter Wehner had to say;

Trump is such a habitual liar that he is incapable of being honest, even when being honest would serve his interests. He is so impulsive, shortsighted, and undisciplined that he is unable to plan or even think beyond the moment. He is such a divisive and polarizing figure that he long ago lost the ability to unite the nation under any circumstances and for any cause. And he is so narcissistic and unreflective that he is completely incapable of learning from his mistakes. The president’s disordered personality makes him ill-equipped to deal with a crisis as any president has ever been. With few exceptions, what Trump has said is not just useless; it is downright injurious.

Now for my personal closing for this blog.

From the first time I saw Trump in action, long before he became President of these United States, I saw him as an immoral con man. He was always suing someone or being sued, more than any professional entity ever in history! He mostly threatened to sue because he had not paid his debts, knew that a lengthy lawsuit would ruin the people he owed, so he was able to get them to agree to pennies on the dollar for their debt! He has done this time and time again. He has also been sued by the federal govt for refusing to sell or rent to people of color, with his Daddy once, and Donald himself twice! He has cheated on each wife! Usually with the next wife, and the current one (The First Lady) with a porn star while she was pregnant with their son! He has had black people removed from the floor of his casino while he and his wife were there, made remarks in public about how blacks could not help it, they just were not equipped to handle anything complicated. And this is the guy you voted for? This is the guy you think is your moral compass. This is the guy you think has been sent by God to save you? Well, my friends, you are just not thinking. And what your support says about you is not flattering, by any definition!

 

 

 

Posted: January 4, 2020 in News and politics
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ARE WE AT WAR?

 

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Do you think if Trump had stayed in the Iran nuclear deal, extended an olive branch instead of his middle finger, this would be happening now! Yes, Iran is dangerous, but we made them even more so, and we gave them the ammunition to cause even more hatred. All the other signatories to the Iran deal stayed on board and tried to mitigate what Trump had done, but the nail was already in the coffin! If we had stayed the course instead of automatically reversing everything a black President ever did, we would have had an Iran more interested in appeasing us and making diplomatic inroads. Now they more full of hatred and animosity, which puts all of us in danger! And if you try and tell me that everyone in the European Union and others was all wrong, and Trump was the lone mastermind here, then you are part of the damn problem!

No one trusts Trump. Not our allies, and especially not our foes. Members of NATO are forging alliances without U.S. involvement. They are patiently waiting for someone of intelligence to become President. Our foes, well they do not trust Trump to honor any deals he might make. In spite of Trump’s penchant for lying, the United States has close partners, especially in Europe, that might still be willing to believe U.S. accusations toward Iran if presented with compelling evidence. Instead, the Trump administration did just the opposite. Within hours following the Sept. 14 attack, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Iran the perpetrator on Twitter, before briefing Congress or consulting with partners. In all fairness it probably was Iran, or Iran backed militants, but the point is the Trump administration did not consult with its international partners or coordinate any kind of intelligence seeking before making such an announcement!

My point, you ask? Trump is a poor statesman, a bully, he wants to appear strong, he cannot see beyond his own ambitions, his own preconceived notions! He has gotten rid of any intelligent people around him who would not bow down and give him automatic allegiance. Instead, he has surrounded himself with people who are less qualified, who are willing to lie for him, and this is dangerous. Trump wants a war, anything to distract from impeachment, and to make him look good to his base who like the bully in him. It will eventually get a whole lot of American’s killed, I am afraid!