Empathy a needed reminder for the Don 5- “I hear you”
Empathy a needed reminder for the Don 5- “I hear you”
And the image Donald Trump chooses to project to the world in the wake of the horrible massacre this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is one of smiles and a signature thumb’s up.
During Donald Trump’s speech at the FBI Academy graduation ceremony, he bashed former President Barack Obama while calling for militarized police forces. He told the crowd, “The president of the United States has your back 100 percent,” just after bashing the FBI to reporters earlier while on the White House lawn.
“Just as I promised, we are allowing our local police to access surplus military equipment,” Trump said, “something the previous administration for some reason refused to do. Explain that one. Explain it to me, please. Never understood that one. Somebody out there can explain it. Anybody want to stand up and explain it?”
Trump also called for the execution of anyone who kills a police officer even though the death penalty is not legal in many states.
He elaborated to reporters on Thursday: “I didn’t say what that congresswoman said; didn’t say it all. She knows it. I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who was – sounded like a lovely woman. Did not say what the congresswoman said, and most people aren’t too surprised to hear that.”
One winner in the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, John Agre, told Times Higher Education that “Trump could play a villain in a Batman movie – everything he does is wicked or selfish.” The professor at Johns Hopkins University added that it was a particular concern that Trump “flaunts his ignorance” to appeal to Americans who are happy to dismiss the opinions of scientists.
By Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker | ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) | – – The slide towards …
Donald Trump did not hesitate to compare U.S. intelligence officers to Nazis “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany”
but after white nationalists waving the Nazi flag erupted in violent clashes throughout downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, the president failed to call out racists and chide white supremacists — even after a car plowed into a group of anti-racists protesters, killing at least one person.
One dead, multiple injured after car plows into crowd protesting racist rally in Virginia
US President Donald Trump threatens a military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington’s response to the country’s political crisis.
Trump maitains the US tradition of Banana Republic dreams
Newsweek delivers a strong criticism of the commander in chief
Trump’s willingness to throw transgender troops under the bus reveals his total cynicism.
Donald Trump is not known for the consistency of his views, and his colleagues and allies have fallen victim to his caprices, too
Donald Trump complains about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation while insisting that he has complete power to pardon.
Trumpie will get the hang of this President thing eventually, apparently.
US President Donald Trump’s push to rejuvenate coal puts him and his America First policy at odds with the course of the rest of the world, writes Ian Verrender.
Syria and Nicaragua are proud to accept the United States into their league of third-world nations for whom climate change is neither a priority nor a concern.Meanwhile, the President of the United States has now informed the world that he is willing to cede leadership on climate change to China, preferring to bow before the Kochs and other oligarchs instead.
Trump should be afraid of his lousy poll showing, Albert R. Hunt
The comment came hours after Republicans in the House advanced legislation to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.
By Ad astra To whom do you believe I’m referring? There are no prizes for the correct answer! I’m referring to someone who I believe is guilty of immoral ignorance. His actions have the potential to destroy our civilization, not today or next week, but in the foreseeable future – we don’t know when, nor…
Trump has staffed the West Wing with low-grade hucksters, and his dealmaking skills are just bad poker bluffs
Where the president gets his information may be his undoing.
Analysts estimate that President Trump has cost the US travel industry $185m in lost revenue, with significant drop in flight searches and bookings
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump made up another alleged terrorist attack at his rally on …
Donald Trump holds his first rally as US President, telling supporters he wants to speak to them without the filter of fake news.
Vice Adm. Robert Harward reportedly took notice of the president’s White House performance.
Donald Trump blames the media and illegally leaked intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn.
President-elect Donald Trump has made a fortune off of golf courses bearing his name. At least one has been outed for its treatment of migrant workers.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The the Arab press, reports that that government has withdrawn blanket …
The White House sends journalists a list of terror attacks it believes did not receive adequate attention from Western media — including five incidents in Australia, one of which was determined to be a murder case. That list is an obvious case of fake news being used to boost what’s a case of “confirmation bias”. Searching for information to prove a conclusion you want drawn is trying to squeeze marshmallows into a money box. It’s purely the Art of the Deal.
Current False Accusations Of Paid Protesters Don’t Match Up With Tea Party Adoration
Donald Trump has been the champion of two platforms — the working class and his friend big business — but soon he will have to choose.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Here are two newspaper articles from spring, 1933. They concern the …
President Donald Trump defends his controversial immigration ban, denying it is to blame for the chaos at US airports over the weekend.
Universities say Donald Trump’s immigration ban could have a major impact on academia.
You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump and his hand-picked advisers! While some have been getting upset just because his pick for Education, Betty Devos, seemed unaware of the difference between judging a child’s proficiency or their progress (she actually didn’t seem to understand that there could be a difference) or her beliefs on…
Saturday 28 January 2017 Argument would have it that a lie requires the intent to deceive. Donald Trump has a litany of lies so long that they may extend beyond the pipeline he has just given the green light to. If however there is no intent to lie then certainly his sanity must come into…
Donald Trump continues to make history.We know of no other president in American history who has started out his tenure by unfurling two preposterous bookend lies, the way Trump did during his first days in office.He lied fantastically about the size of his inauguration crowd. And then, taking a sledgehammer to the premise of free and f
The dystopia described in George Orwell’s nearly 70-year-old novel 1984 suddenly feels all too familiar. A world in which Big Brother (or maybe the National Security Agency) is always listening in, and high-tech devices can eavesdrop in people’s homes. (Hey, Alexa, what’s up?) A world of endless war, where fear and hate are drummed up against foreigners, and movies show boatloads of refugees dying at sea. A world in which the government insists that reality is not “something objective, external, existing in its own right” but rather, “whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth.”
If enacted, American consumers will pay more.
From the January 25 edition of ABC’s ABC World News Tonight with David Muir: