Category: Trump’s Opinion

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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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/trump-slammed-jew-voting-democratic-disloyal-190820205832592.html

 

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’