Category: Trump

German Politicians think Trump is dangerously close to Neo-Nazis, and they Should know | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The nation of Germany gazed with helpless horror at Trump’s disastrous …

Source: German Politicians think Trump is dangerously close to Neo-Nazis, and they Should know | Informed Comment

Bannon’s Ouster Welcomed, But Much Bigger Problem Remains in White House: Trump | Common Dreams| Will Murdoch step in? (Old Dog)

“The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump.”That’s how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to news that Friday would the last day on the job for Trump’s top political strategist.

Source: Bannon’s Ouster Welcomed, But Much Bigger Problem Remains in White House: Trump | Common Dreams

Donald Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

President Donald Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, ending his turbulent tenure.

Source: Donald Trump fires chief strategist Steve Bannon – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump after Charlottesville is the ‘alt-right’ president

In a rage-filled press conference Donald Trump has confirmed two bleak facts about his character and presidency. Firstly, that he does not signal to the so-called alt-right with his incendiary statements and his regurgitation of online conspiracy theories, he is in fact an alt-right president. Secondly, that he is utterly uncontrollable by the senior staff who rapidly cycle through his increasingly chaotic White House.

Source: Donald Trump after Charlottesville is the ‘alt-right’ president

“Racism Is Evil,” Donald Trump Reluctantly Admits – Mother Jones

The statement comes two full days after the violence in Charlottesville.For the first time since the violent, white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, President Donald Trump directly denounced racist crimes on Monday, naming the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis as hate groups.

Source: “Racism Is Evil,” Donald Trump Reluctantly Admits – Mother Jones

Charlottesville: ‘Of course’ Donald Trump condemns white supremacists, White House says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“There are two words that need to be said over and over again — white supremacy and terrorism — [and] that is exactly what we saw on display this weekend, and we are not seeing that from the White House.”

Organiser says ‘absolutely’ more rallies to comeAn organiser of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally, which was originally staged to protest the planned removal of Confederate war hero Robert E Lee’s statue from a park, said supporters of the event would not back down.”Absolutely we are going to have further demonstrations in Charlottesville because our constitutional rights are being denied,” said Jason Kessler, who civil rights groups identified as a white nationalist blogger.Armed militia members in camouflage block counter-protesters.

Source: Charlottesville: ‘Of course’ Donald Trump condemns white supremacists, White House says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Trump Evangelical Adviser: God Is Totally Cool With Nuking North Korea

 

 

A right-wing pastor who serves on Donald Trump’s evangelical advisory board claims God has given the president “full power” to launch an attack on North Korea. Robert Jeffress, head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch, told CBN on Tuesday that a biblical passage in Romans allows rulers to use “whatever means necessary ― including war ― to stop evil.”

Source: Trump Evangelical Adviser: God Is Totally Cool With Nuking North Korea

Donald Trump cites Russian meddling in US election, but blames others too

US President Donald Trump said he believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election but maintained that the US may never know for sure, likening the matter to intelligence that incorrectly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

Source: Donald Trump cites Russian meddling in US election, but blames others too

Forget the stupid tweets: There’s big news on Trump’s Russia connections — and he doesn’t want you to read it – Salon.com

New reports link Michael Flynn to hacking and reveal Trump’s massive business deals in the former Soviet Union

Source: Forget the stupid tweets: There’s big news on Trump’s Russia connections — and he doesn’t want you to read it – Salon.com

Donald Trump has a fake Time Magazine cover on display in his golf clubs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Time Magazine asks the Trump organisation to take down any framed copies of a fake cover featuring Donald Trump, which have been prominently displayed in the US President’s golf clubs.

Source: Donald Trump has a fake Time Magazine cover on display in his golf clubs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

CNN’s Stelter: Fox & Friends is “a daily infomercial for the Trump presidency”

Fox & Friends is really Trump’s safe space. It looks like a newsy morning show. But Fox executives acknowledge it’s not really a newscast, it’s a conservative-themed talk show. The show is about showering Trump with positive attention and burying his enemies in negative attention. The show’s hosts and regular guests claim that one of his main opponents, you can probably guess, it’s the media.

Source: CNN’s Stelter: Fox & Friends is “a daily infomercial for the Trump presidency”

WATCH: Trump Supporter Chanting Racist Slogans Loses Debate with 12-Year-Old | Alternet

A supporter of President Donald Trump got more than he bargained for when he publicly debated a twelve-year-old outside a city council meeting in Huntington Park, California.Video of the heated altercation was posted to Facebook, according to a new report by People Magazine, who reported that “the angry man was wearing a Trump flag and shouted ‘American! American!’ in support of the U.S. president to the people exiting the meeting.”

Source: WATCH: Trump Supporter Chanting Racist Slogans Loses Debate with 12-Year-Old | Alternet

Trump’s family hits back at Johnny Depp’s assassination joke

Not even Johnny Depp is trying to defend Johnny Depp’s comments to a laughing crowd at a festival last week: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It’s been a while, and maybe it’s time.”

Source: Trump’s family hits back at Johnny Depp’s assassination joke

Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest — RT America

President Donald Trump revealed that he kept ousted FBI Director James Comey guessing about the existence of recordings of their interactions so that Comey would “tell what actually took place” when he testified on Capitol Hill.

Source: Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest — RT America

Trump’s birthday celebrations marred by historically low approval rating | The Independent

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But multiple polls showed Mr Trump’s approval ratings dropped to just 36 percent over the weekend, close to the all time 35 per cent low he achieved in March.

Source: Trump’s birthday celebrations marred by historically low approval rating | The Independent

Is Trump a criminal? Maybe — but Comey’s testimony leaves no doubt about the president’s character – Salon.com

Former FBI director makes clear what he thinks of Trump’s personal character. Will Republicans even notice?

Source: Is Trump a criminal? Maybe — but Comey’s testimony leaves no doubt about the president’s character – Salon.com

So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work? | Hugh Muir | Opinion | The Guardian

If he can’t bomb it or tweet against it, the US president’s cupboard of responses seems bare. We may be denied a spectacle, then, but saved a distraction

Source: So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work? | Hugh Muir | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence, dismisses ex-FBI boss James Comey as a ‘leaker’

Trump wouldn’t rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. “Well, I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future,” he said at a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart.

Source: Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence, dismisses ex-FBI boss James Comey as a ‘leaker’

NSA contractor faces 10-year sentence in first Espionage Act charge under Trump | US news | The Guardian

“There’s leaking every day,” said Hollander. “Winner’s one that they’ve charged because they don’t like what she leaked.”

Source: NSA contractor faces 10-year sentence in first Espionage Act charge under Trump | US news | The Guardian

Top 5 Climate Catastrophes to which Trump just Doomed his own Supporters | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) Trump delivered himself of one of the most brain-dead speeches ever given by an American president, more imbecilic even than Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” or Nixon’s “I am not a crook.” He withdrew from the Paris climate accords, saying that he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris. Trump alleged that he was somehow protecting the United States from dastardly furriners in cancelling the Paris commitment.

Source: Top 5 Climate Catastrophes to which Trump just Doomed his own Supporters | Informed Comment