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Archive for 'Trump'

Flynn pleads guilty

It was almost two years ago that Donald Trump’s future national security adviser Michael Flynn and future 2016 Green party candidate for president Jill Stein joined Vladimir Putin in Moscow to celebrate the Russian propaganda outlet RT.

Trump reportedly considered choosing Flynn as his 2016 running mate and Flynn led chants of “Lock her [i.e., Hillary [...]

“Fake news” gets real

There’s a lot we still don’t know, but the Papadopoulos guilty plea is the thing to watch. He’s obviously sharing some interesting things with the Mueller investigation.
Fox News is on it:
tfw you're a very credible news network and definitely not a propaganda outlet pic.twitter.com/hyZg1yk8WJ
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) October 30, 2017

And so…

While millions of Americans face months of utter misery and health crises without electric power or reliable supplies of fresh water, President Trump focuses his (and the media’s) attention on what’s really important: African-American professional athletes who kneel in protest during the National Anthem.
Speaking Friday at a rally for a candidate for US Senate from [...]

Back where he started

After dutifully reading off a teleprompter on Monday, President Trump on Tuesday said what he really thinks about the awful events in Charlottesville– assigning moral equivalence to the white nationalists and the counter-protesters, with somewhat more blame placed on the latter.
His latest comments have drawn a number of reactions.
From Republican Senator Marco Rubio:
The organizers of [...]

Trump’s mysterious silence on Putin

The mystery remains.
Given his willingness to trash and humiliate virtually every other person on the planet who publicly opposes him, why does Donald Trump remain silent when it comes to criticizing one our nation’s leading adversaries, Vladimir Putin?
Trump has expressed more concerns about Congress's Russia sanctions bill than about Putin's expulsion of US diplomats.
— Ryan [...]

Trump the cartoon tough guy

The smartest and most incisive writing about Donald Trump is being produced by conservatives who have the sense to be horrified by him and his sycophants.
And so I recommend this article by Kevin Williamson of The National Review in which he explains how Trump’s tough-guy persona is an utter sham. He suggests that Trump is [...]

Trump bans transgender soldiers

This morning Donald Trump tweeted:
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017

….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..
— Donald J. Trump [...]

Trump surrenders to Putin on Syria

After the regime of Bashar al-Assad began its brutal and murderous repression of the largely peaceful Syrian uprising, I was very critical of then-president Barack Obama’s half-hearted and mismanaged efforts to aid non-extremist rebels in their struggle against the regime. But it was symbolically important that the US was doing something to help the more [...]

Two years ago

A seminal moment.
2 years ago today: Trump declared that John McCain, who spent 5 ½ years as a POW, is “not a war hero … I like people that weren’t captured” pic.twitter.com/Y189mVPsGh
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 18, 2017

I was absolutely sure this would kill Trump’s chances of winning the Republican nomination in 2016, not to [...]

“Lie after lie after lie”

What George Orwell was to the Stalinoid Left of his day, Shepard Smith is to the Fox News Right.
Shep Smith: "The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling…why are we getting told all these lies?"
Chris Wallace: "I don't know what to say" pic.twitter.com/DQKOAC8a2o
— Leanne Naramore (@LeanneNaramore) July 14, 2017

And not for the first time.