Category: Trump’s Opinion

Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

President Donald Trump over the weekend used his massive platform on Twitter to again spread the outrageous and unsupported insinuation that Joe Scarborough — one of his most vocal critics on TV —murdered someone.

via Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

Chinese state media releases animated propaganda video mocking US coronavirus response – ABC News

Screenshot_2020-05-02 Chinese state media releases animated propaganda video mocking US coronavirus response - ABC News.png“It will magically go away in April,” said the Statue of Liberty figurine, echoing a statement made by Mr Trump earlier this year.

via Chinese state media releases animated propaganda video mocking US coronavirus response – ABC News

America the Victim, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

In spite of the hysteria, it is important to note that no Americans have been killed or injured as a result of recent Iranian, Russian, Chinese and North Korean actions. When you station ships and planes close to or even on the borders of countries that you have labeled as enemies it would be reasonable to expect that there will be pushback. And as for taking advantage of the virus, it is the United States that has suggested that it would do so in the cases of Iran and Venezuela, exerting “maximum pressure” on both countries in their times of troubles to bring about regime change. If those countries that are accustomed to being regularly targeted by the United States are taking advantage of an opportunity to diminish America’s ability to intervene globally, no one should be surprised, but it is a fantasy to make the hysterical claim that the United States has now become the victim of some kind of vast international conspiracy.

via America the Victim, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

White House Could Alter Virus Briefings To Limit Trump Role | HuffPost

04/24/2020 11:53 pm ET
White House Could Alter Virus Briefings To Limit Trump Role
There have been discussions within the White House about changing the format of the briefings to curtail the president’s role, according to several sources.

The president remained behind closed doors after advisers reportedly warned him that the briefings were hurting his campaign

Trump says briefings ‘not worth the effort’ amid fallout from disinfectant comments

White House Could Alter Virus Briefings To Limit Trump Role | HuffPost

Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their “Miracle” Drug Hydroxychloroquine – Mother Jones

Murdoch Media the voice of Trump have shut up promoting Chloroquine

After aggressively promoting an anti-malaria drug as a “miracle” in the fight against COVID-19—a push that flew in the face of repeated warnings from experts—President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities suddenly appear to be cooling on hydroxychloroquine just as a new study reports the drug could lead to a higher death rate.

via Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their “Miracle” Drug Hydroxychloroquine – Mother Jones

The new coronavirus threat to the world is the USA

The reality is that America’s response to the pandemic has been disastrous.

The latest data shows that the USA:

now has the world’s highest number of active coronavirus cases at 480,427, nearly five times higher than Italy, second with 96,877;
now has more than 38% of the world’s active cases, despite having only 4.25% of the world’s population. This is up from 27.5% 12 days ago;
has the highest total deaths, having overtaken Italy and Spain yesterday; and
has a death rate at 61.8 per million citizens, up from just 12.3 at the end of March.

The falsehoods most obvious to informed observers were Trump’s assurances that everything possible was being done and the crisis was virtually over. This was conveyed via terms like “incredible” used 14 times: “It’s been really incredible what’s been happening”. Plus the word “tremendous” used 23 times: “We have tremendous plans” and “We are doing tremendous testing”. The word “great” was used 81 times: “We are in great shape in every way” and “We’re doing great. Number one in the world”.

And the never-ending self-congratulation:

“I watched a certain network, and it wasn’t Fox, and you had doctors saying that we’ve done an incredible job.” 

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The new coronavirus threat to the world is the USA

 

If Trump fires Dr. Fauci and installs a Barr-like Toady, what ever will become of us?

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DOES TRUMP CARE?

Trump never wanted to close down the country, and only when his campaign’s polling showed that his reputation couldn’t survive to allow thousands of people to die, such that his reelection would anyway be in doubt, did he order social distancing on March 16. Trump is chafing all through April. He wanted to reopen things, at least in the Republican-governed states, by yesterday, Easter but was warned that such a measure would just start back up the countdown to a really big death toll. With effective social distancing, the deaths can possibly be kept to 60,000 – 100,000. Opening things back up too soon, and in the absence of large scale testing and contact tracing, could push that tally substantially higher.

via If Trump fires Dr. Fauci and installs a Barr-like Toady, what ever will become of us?

Trump accuses media of wanting to keep economy shut to hurt his reelection | World news | The Guardian

‘Trump … apparently listens to theories cooked up by his uniquely unqualified son-in-law and fears being upstaged by Anthony Fauci.’

He’s Your President America and it’s All About Him and not You!!!(ODT)

via Trump accuses media of wanting to keep economy shut to hurt his reelection | World news | The Guardian

Chinese experts share experience on how the world can fight COVID-19 – CGTN

Trump declares himself a perfect 10 for Coronavirus Action while continuing his immoral crusade on Iran and ignoring China’s leap (ODT)

via Chinese experts share experience on how the world can fight COVID-19 – CGTN

‘It’s a Nasty Question’: Trump Lashes out at Reporter Who Asks about Disbanded Pandemic Group | The Smirking Chimp

Trump is Nasty No Question but calls questions he can’t answer Nasty (ODT)

via ‘It’s a Nasty Question’: Trump Lashes out at Reporter Who Asks about Disbanded Pandemic Group | The Smirking Chimp

Trump impeachment: US President’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz stuns with US election campaign defence

Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz stunned observers with his extraordinarily broad view of presidential authority.

This supposes what Trump a 16,000 + count Fact Check liar since his inaugauration is now being pleaded by his defence for his unbridled honesty. If you believe that then you do believe their are fairies at the end of the garden. (ODT)

The day began with a question from moderate Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

They asked Trump’s legal defence team whether they had any indication that Trump was concerned about the actions of Joe Biden in Ukraine before Biden became a candidate for president.

Trump’s lawyers could not cite any example of him doing so

“So I can’t point to something in the record that shows President Trump at an earlier time mentioning specifically something related to Joe or Hunter Biden.”

via Trump impeachment: US President’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz stuns with US election campaign defence

Donald Trump’s latest tweets give mixed messages on impeachment ahead of landmark US Senate trial – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

President Donald Trump at a stand giving a speech

The man with two faces continue to contradict himself in public (ODT)

via Donald Trump’s latest tweets give mixed messages on impeachment ahead of landmark US Senate trial – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘What Were They Hiding?’: Trump Critics Argue ‘Explosive’ White House Email Shows Why Key Witnesses Must Testify in Senate Trial | Common Dreams News

The place for a TRIAL is the SENATE but the Senate is a Republican Chamber so there will be No Trial, No Witnesses, and a prepped Jury whose decision has already been announced. All this by Senators obliged to swear to objectivity under the American Constitution. What went on in Congress was merely an inquiry which Trump called a trial. It wasn’t in any legal terms more than a question whether the evidence showed he had charges to answer. (ODT)

via ‘What Were They Hiding?’: Trump Critics Argue ‘Explosive’ White House Email Shows Why Key Witnesses Must Testify in Senate Trial | Common Dreams News

Trump defends Giuliani amid reports of federal investigation

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
So now they are after the legendary “crime buster” and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani. He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes, but he is also a great guy and wonderful lawyer. Such a one sided Witch Hunt going on in USA. Deep State. Shameful!
2:11 AM · Oct 13, 2019Twitter for iPhone

US President Donald Trump has defended his lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a “legendary crime buster” and “wonderful lawyer” after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine.

“So now they are after the legendary ‘crime buster’ and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani,” Trump said in a statement on Twitter.

 

via Trump defends Giuliani amid reports of federal investigation

Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’ | HuffPost Australia

Anti-Semitism Trump shows how.(ODT)

via Trump Accuses Jewish Americans Who Vote Democrat Of ‘Disloyalty’ | HuffPost Australia

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The Right-wing Love Affair with Ayn Rand Ties Conservatism to One of the Most Disturbing Sociopathic Killers | The Smirking Chimp

Now, Ayn Rand’s philosophy is a central tenet of today’s Republican Party and the moral code proudly cited and followed by high-profile billionaires and the president of the United States.

Ironically, when she was finally beginning to be taken seriously, Ayn Rand became ill with lung cancer, and went on Social Security and Medicare to make it through her last days. She died a “looter” in 1982, unaware that her sociopathic worldview would one day validate an entire political party’s embrace of a sociopathic narcissist president.

via The Right-wing Love Affair with Ayn Rand Ties Conservatism to One of the Most Disturbing Sociopathic Killers | The Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump criticised for spreading Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A mug shot of Jeffrey Epstein in 2017

Key points:

Mr O’Rourke accused Mr Trump of trying to shift the public’s focus away from recent mass shootings
The FBI and the Department of Justice’s inspector general have opened investigations into Mr Epstein’s death
Mr Trump has a history of promoting conspiracy theories about political rivals

After Saturday’s death of Mr Epstein, a millionaire charged with sex trafficking who once counted Mr Trump and former president Bill Clinton as friends, Mr Trump retweeted a claim from a conservative comedian that Mr Clinton was involved in the death.

Mr Trump retweeted Terrence K Williams, who said Mr Epstein “had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead”.

via Donald Trump criticised for spreading Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Behind Trump’s racism, mainstream media can’t help but see a plausible political strategy

Calling Trump’s Racist outbursts just “Political Strategy: In doing so, the press is assisting in Trump’s attempts to rebrand his open bigotry as strategy and giving cover to a Republican Party that allows it. 

The fact however is Trump took on a line minutes after doing what he does every day and that’s watch FOX. Hardly a planned strategic political event. Just a kneejerk reaction of a real Klansman.

via Behind Trump’s racism, mainstream media can’t help but see a plausible political strategy

This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

When Trump said “there isn’t anything wrong with listening; if somebody called from a country, [Russia, China, Ukraine], [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it,” he was advertising more than his intention to collude in 2020. He was, effectively, confessing his impeachable malfeasances of 2016. It is beyond belief that Trump’s collusive sentiments are merely recent.

via This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Goes Totalitarian: Retweets Demand For Fox News To Pull Judge Napolitano Off The Air | Crooks and Liars

Silencing one’s critics is a staple of dictators, autocrats, and totalitarians. In totalitarian regimes, the ruler controls the media and the flow of information to the people.

via Trump Goes Totalitarian: Retweets Demand For Fox News To Pull Judge Napolitano Off The Air | Crooks and Liars

Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

Twitter should ban Trump (ODT)

President Donald Trump has criticised social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring it was getting “worse and worse for Conservatives on social media!” and he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!”

via Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

Trump’s US border battle continues as ex-security officials claim ‘no factual basis’ for state of emergency

via Trump’s US border battle continues as ex-security officials claim ‘no factual basis’ for state of emergency

Shattering Europe? The Debris of Trump’s Paris Fiasco

Clocks get more things right each day than Donald Trump (ODT)

It’s telling that Trump favors the most anti-democratic European governments and movements, the ones that peddle bigotry, while choosing to pick fights with the leaders of Britain, Germany, and now France. It’s no less revealing that other European far-right figures find him so appealing. None of this, however, should be surprising. The narratives of Europe’s right and the president’s rhetoric overlap, as do the policies they favor.

via Shattering Europe? The Debris of Trump’s Paris Fiasco

The Norwegians are Coming! The Norwegians are Coming! | Informed Comment

One thing is incontestable: a mass of Norwegian immigrants (however improbable the thought) would pose a genuine threat to Donald Trump’s America.  They would bring to our shores their progressive values, advanced ideas, and illustrious model of social democratic governance — and this country would never be the same!

Norwegians are even more appalled and angered than we are by Trump’s racist slurs about “shithole countries.” What’s more, just days after returning to Norway, Erna Solberg rolled out her new government, a coalition of three parties, all led by women, and a gender-equal cabinet to run ministries focused not only on defense or finance, but also on climate and the environment, eldercare and public health, research and higher education, family and equality. Erna announced that the platform of this new government would be “greener” and committed to sustaining the welfare state. And this, in Norway, is a center-right government.

via The Norwegians are Coming! The Norwegians are Coming! | Informed Comment

Don’t Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe | HuffPost

 

Like most of Trump’s pronouncements, this was boilerplate projection. If anything is full of lies, it is the president himself. As The Washington Post documented back in November, Trump had made 1,628 “false or misleading claims” in less than 300 days in office ― for an astonishing average of 5.5 false statements a day. That pace has not abated.

via Don’t Let Dishonest Don Erase Honest Abe | HuffPost

Who’d Prefer Their Country to Trump’s US? Norwegians Would

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Who’d Prefer Their Country to Trump’s US? Norwegians Would
President Donald Trump says the United States should take in more Norwegians, but is it any wonder that more Americans are going the other way?

“Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There’s a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it’s pricey, the country last year was named the happiest on Earth.

President Donald Trump says the United States should take in more Norwegians, but is it any wonder that more Americans are going the other way?

The country of 5.2 million people that seldom makes global headlines awoke Friday to the news that Trump wanted to have more immigrants from Norway, rather than Haiti and countries in Africa that he disparaged with a vulgar term.

The comments came after Trump met Wednesday with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Washington. His remarks were seen in Oslo as racially charged and sharply at odds with Norwegian values of inclusivity.”

Who’d Prefer Their Country to Trump’s US? Norwegians Would

The President Tweets He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’

 

To back his claim accusing Trump of high misdemeanors, Green cited incidents such as Trump’s blaming both sides for violence at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and his sharing of hateful, anti-Muslim videos posted online by a fringe British extremist group.

via The President Tweets He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’