Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Some choice words

Jul 28th, 2019 10:42 am | By

The Baltimore Sun editorial board:

In case anyone missed it, the president of the United States had some choice words to describe Maryland’s 7th congressional district on Saturday morning. Here are the key phrases: “no human being would want to live there,” it is a “very dangerous & filthy place,” “Worst in the USA” and, our personal favorite: It is a “rat and rodent infested mess.” He wasn’t really speaking of the 7th as a whole. He failed to mention Ellicott City, for example, or Baldwin or Monkton or Prettyboy, all of which are contained in the sprawling yet oddly-shaped district that runs from western Howard County to southern Harford County. No, Donald Trump’s wrath was directed at Baltimore

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Who is the brutal bully here?

Jul 27th, 2019 10:51 am | By

More overt noisy shameless bullying racism from the monstrous president of the US.

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45 es un titere

Jul 25th, 2019 11:44 am | By

This is a good photo. It’s reminiscent of the yelling at the kid mowing the lawn one.

Now what’s this about the seal?

Speaking on Tuesday at a student activist conference hosted by the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA, President Donald Trump walked onstage in front of a presidential seal that, upon closer examination, appears to have been altered to include symbols representing Russia and golf.

For one thing the eagle has two heads, which the more usual seal does not. Also it’s holding a bunch of golf clubs instead of arrows.

Additionally, instead of “e pluribus

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That nobody has ever seen before

Jul 23rd, 2019 5:56 pm | By

Trump gave a speech today. He gave a speech to young people. He told them he has absolute power.

President Donald Trump was candid about the unlimited power he believes he has during a speech at the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit on Tuesday.

After reasserting that investigations into Russia’s election meddling found “no collusion,” Trump claimed, “Then I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President.”

He’s been saying variations on that all along. This is not the first time that childish “whatever I want” has come out of his corrupted mouth. I’ve posted about it before.

In recent months, the president has ramped up his rhetoric on

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Not very smart

Jul 22nd, 2019 11:43 am | By

Trump as adult and reasonable as ever.

Six hours ago, ranting and raving about the Federal Reserve, followed by ranting and raving about the Washington Post, which brought him to the scary media in general.

Where exactly would Donald Trump be without the media? Nowhere. He’d be a Queens landlord.

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Who is weak and insecure?

Jul 21st, 2019 11:16 am | By

On it goes.

President Donald Trump on Sunday again ripped into four Democratic congresswomen of color who’ve been the target of his sustained attacks, calling them “weak” and “insecure” minutes after blasting a Washington Post story on the fallout over his initial comments about the members a week earlier.

“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,” Trump tweeted. “They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”

The Washington Post reported Saturday that Trump’s own top aides did not think he fully understood what he had done in

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Jul 20th, 2019 11:16 am | By

Trump took time out from his busy schedule of yawning in the face of human rights advocates and begging the Swedish PM to let his famous friend’s famous friend out of jail without trial to invent new lies about Those Women.

After spending much of the week defending his racist assertion that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to the countries “from which they came,” President Donald Trump on Friday falsely stated that they had used the anti-Semitic slur “evil Jews” and have “call[ed] the people of our country and our country ‘garbage.’ ”

None of the congresswomen in question—Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib—have ever been reported to say either of those

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Justice reform

Jul 20th, 2019 10:39 am | By

On the one hand Trump slumps in bored indifference as Nadia Murad tells him about the plight of the Yazidis, and on the other hand…

The next day –

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Where are they now?

Jul 19th, 2019 5:43 pm | By

This happened today.

It’s disgusting to watch. He turns his back on her, he slumps there looking bored and stupid, he asks her where her family are now when she just told him Isis killed them all. Then he gets perky when he asks her about the fucking Nobel Prize.

More on Nadia Murad:

Although Murad, 26, gave the president a very terse explanation of her activism, Murad did not convey the horrors or bravery of the journey that earned her the prestigious award: After ISIS kidnapped her and 6,500 Yazidi women

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Watch for the nod

Jul 19th, 2019 5:58 am | By

Trump is pretending to disavow the “Send her back!” chanting at his Nürnberg rally Wednesday, and the media are helping him, but the disavowal is absurd. He stood there smirking while the MAGA hats chanted.

Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant on Thursday, saying “I wasn’t happy with that message that they gave last night.”

“It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it. But I will say this, I did — and I started speaking very quickly. But it started up rather fast,” the president added.

However, as NPR’s Tamara Keith noted, “in reality, Trump stood there for 13 seconds as the chant continued, waiting for it to die down

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Where we are now

Jul 18th, 2019 10:27 am | By

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Condemnations waste their sweetness on the desert air

Jul 18th, 2019 9:33 am | By

Condemnation was swift. Too bad it won’t stop him.

Democrats rushed to condemn Donald Trump after his supporters erupted into chants of “send her back” at the mention of Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the targets of the president’s recent racist tweets.

The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders was one of the first to offer his support to Omar following the chants at the Trump rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night, accusing the president of “stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society” and called him the “most dangerous president in the history of our country”.

Dangerous and destructive. This shit he’s stoking isn’t going to go away even if he vanishes in a puff … Read the rest

The scene drew reactions of shock and horror

Jul 18th, 2019 9:09 am | By

So we’re going for the full Nuremberg now. We knew he was planning to, but it still comes as a shock to see how far he will go.

Goaded on by the president, a crowd at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night chanted “send her back! send her back!” in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the United States.

Trump used the 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, to attack Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – calling them “hate-filled extremists”.

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Jul 15th, 2019 3:05 pm | By

He writes it down. He thinks it’s so good that he writes it down and consults it while he babbles.

“It’s so SAD” – remember that – so SAD – remember to say SAD louder and angrier.… Read the rest

It doesn’t concern him

Jul 15th, 2019 10:27 am | By

Trump has been using his words and his voice and his powerful eloquence just now to explain why The Enemy Women in Congress should get out.

There’s applause in this one when he says “If you’re not happy you can leave.”

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True to provocative form

Jul 15th, 2019 9:51 am | By

First the racist outburst, then the racist outburst responding to condemnation of racist outburst #1. This is the cycle we’re stuck in until this disease of a man either drops dead or is removed from office.

In the face of international condemnation – but very little comment from his own party – Donald Trump returned to the offensive against four Democratic congresswoman he targeted with racial invective on Sunday.

True to provocative form, the president accused the Democrats of “spewing” “racist hatred” – precisely the offence of which he has been widely accused.

Well, “provocative form” dignifies it too much. It’s form on the playground – “No you’re the poopyhead.” It’s form among belligerent narcissistic out of control people. It’s … Read the rest


Jul 14th, 2019 9:42 am | By

Wait, run that by me again?

The Guardian:

The presidential trolling, just ahead of the political talk shows, seemed guaranteed to light a fire, potentially as a distraction from Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids announced by Trump and due to be carried out in major cities on Sunday.

On CNN’s State of the Union Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was asked if Trump’s tweets “feed into this impression that the president is racist and is pushing a racist agenda”.

Cuccinelli said the tweets were examples of “rhetoric for the presidential race”.

Excuse me? Telling four brown women, three of whom were born in the US, to “go back” is election rhetoric? And we just … Read the rest


Jul 14th, 2019 9:11 am | By


Oh nononononononono


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Punks in the rose garden

Jul 12th, 2019 11:42 am | By

The Guardian too noticed the herky-jerky quality of Trump’s address to the social media edgelords yesterday:

In an hour-long rambling speech Trump ping-ponged through a series of lies and bizarre rants about social media companies’ “disgraceful” and “terrible bias”, made outlandish false claims about the census, Democrats’ positions on the border wall, Antifa, Chinese tariffs, the Golan Heights, the authenticity of his hair and other reliable Trump standards.

Ping-ponged is a good word for it. We need another good word for the way he doesn’t just bounce from one subject to another but interrupts his own sentences to do so. It’s deeply weird, and probably diagnostic. He’s so distractable he’s distracted from his own blather.

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Another “resigned following criticism”

Jul 12th, 2019 11:22 am | By

Acosta’s out.

Donald Trump’s labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, has resigned following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

Trump announced the news on Friday with Acosta by his side at the White House. “Alex Acosta is a great secretary of labor,” Trump said. “I hate to see this happen.” He said he did not ask Acosta to leave the cabinet.

Acosta becomes the latest in a long line of high-profile officials to resign their post. The Trump administration holds the record for the highest turnover of cabinet and White House staff.

Why? Several reasons. Because Trump is a nightmare; … Read the rest