Category: Donald Trump

Donald Trump hosts White House ‘listening session’, says arming teachers could prevent school massacres – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Empathy a needed reminder for the Don 5- “I hear you”

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VIDEO: Trump Just Had To Take A Shot At Obama While Giving A Speech To FBI Graduates | Crooks and Liars

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.

via VIDEO: Trump Just Had To Take A Shot At Obama While Giving A Speech To FBI Graduates | Crooks and Liars

Donald Trump hits back at British PM Theresa May on Twitter over far-right retweets – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump hits back at British PM Theresa May on Twitter over far-right retweets – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump denies telling army widow her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’

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.”

Source: Donald Trump denies telling army widow her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’

Donald Trump is one of the biggest threats facing humankind: 50 Nobel laureates on what keeps them up at night – Salon.com

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.

Source: Donald Trump is one of the biggest threats facing humankind: 50 Nobel laureates on what keeps them up at night – Salon.com

“We must call evil by its name”: Republicans criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for ignoring white supremacists in Charlottesville statements – Salon.com

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.

Source: “We must call evil by its name”: Republicans criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for ignoring white supremacists in Charlottesville statements – Salon.com

Terror in Charlottesville: Car rams into anti-racist protesters at white nationalist rally

One dead, multiple injured after car plows into crowd protesting racist rally in Virginia

Donald Trump threatens ‘military option’ in crisis-hit Venezuela; Pentagon says it has ‘no orders’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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

Source: Donald Trump threatens ‘military option’ in crisis-hit Venezuela; Pentagon says it has ‘no orders’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump fires off tweets on Russia probe, claims ‘complete power to pardon’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump complains about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation while insisting that he has complete power to pardon.

Source: Donald Trump fires off tweets on Russia probe, claims ‘complete power to pardon’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump’s Paris climate pull-out puts him on a collision course with market forces – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

Source: Donald Trump’s Paris climate pull-out puts him on a collision course with market forces – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Making China Great Again: Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement | Crooks and Liars

Making China Great Again: Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement

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.

Source: Making China Great Again: Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement | Crooks and Liars

Is Trump really building a fascist regime — or is it all just showmanship? Either way the threat to democracy is real – Salon.com

The president’s inner circle may yearn for totalitarian rule — but for Trump, it’s all narcissistic play-acting VIDEO

Source: Is Trump really building a fascist regime — or is it all just showmanship? Either way the threat to democracy is real – Salon.com

The face of wilful ignorance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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…

Source: The face of wilful ignorance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Donald Trump’s administration after 100 days: A second-rate salesman surrounded by con men and losers – Salon.com

Trump has staffed the West Wing with low-grade hucksters, and his dealmaking skills are just bad poker bluffs

Source: Donald Trump’s administration after 100 days: A second-rate salesman surrounded by con men and losers – Salon.com

Trump’s ‘last night in Sweden’ terror claim prompts bemusement, questions from embassy – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump mentions Sweden in a list of countries that have experienced recent terror attacks, leaving Swedes scratching their heads.

Source: Trump’s ‘last night in Sweden’ terror claim prompts bemusement, questions from embassy – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump invents Sweden Terror Attack, Lies about Immigrant Crime | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump made up another alleged terrorist attack at his rally on …

Source: Trump invents Sweden Terror Attack, Lies about Immigrant Crime | Informed Comment

Tomorrow, they will say, “Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.”

Why would they do that?

Donald Trump’s first rally as US President looked a lot like an election campaign – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump holds his first rally as US President, telling supporters he wants to speak to them without the filter of fake news.

Source: Donald Trump’s first rally as US President looked a lot like an election campaign – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump says Michael Flynn treated ‘unfairly’, hits out at intelligence for giving out information ‘like candy’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump blames the media and illegally leaked intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Source: Donald Trump says Michael Flynn treated ‘unfairly’, hits out at intelligence for giving out information ‘like candy’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump: Five Australian incidents in White House list of under-reported ‘terrorist attacks’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

Source: Donald Trump: Five Australian incidents in White House list of under-reported ‘terrorist attacks’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Right-Wing Media Was In Love With Paid Protesting| Yes fake news has always been Trump

Current False Accusations Of Paid Protesters Don’t Match Up With Tea Party Adoration

What happens if Donald Trump’s America starts producing everything at home? – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump has been the champion of two platforms — the working class and his friend big business — but soon he will have to choose.

Source: What happens if Donald Trump’s America starts producing everything at home? – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump defends travel ban, blames computer glitches, protesters for airport chaos – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

President Donald Trump defends his controversial immigration ban, denying it is to blame for the chaos at US airports over the weekend.

Source: Donald Trump defends travel ban, blames computer glitches, protesters for airport chaos – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian universities say US immigration ban will have major impact on research and collaboration – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Universities say Donald Trump’s immigration ban could have a major impact on academia.

Source: Australian universities say US immigration ban will have major impact on research and collaboration – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mexico To Pay For Wall After All! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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…

Source: Mexico To Pay For Wall After All! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No7. He’s a sociopath. It’s official. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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…

Source: Day to Day Politics: The Trump Report No7. He’s a sociopath. It’s official. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trump’s Deep Character Flaws Will Define His Presidency; Media Should Focus Attention There

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

Source: Trump’s Deep Character Flaws Will Define His Presidency; Media Should Focus Attention There

Trump, ‘alternative facts’ and why Orwell’s 1984 is a 2017 must-read

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.”

Source: Trump, ‘alternative facts’ and why Orwell’s 1984 is a 2017 must-read