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Monday, March 28, 2016

TrumpUGs Meet CNN

Donald Trumps campaign surrogates, campaign staff and various and asunder pundits (probably paid off the record...(eg., Roger Stone like characters) are noted for their edginess and questionable civility in on-camera interviews. One such talking head actually wore a  bullet shell necklace during a CNN segment with abortion as a central discussion point.


We recently experienced a CNN segment in which the show host, Don Lemon, cut the mic on another Trump talking-head as she attempted to strategically avoid a question.



Where doesTrump find such people and on what basis are they hired and allowed to represent him on international television shows? 

Yet a Trump campaign official has a history of showing the most 'edge' during television interviews: Stephen Miller.  The following words oozed from Miller's mouth on an Easter Sunday segment.
“You want to talk about women’s issues? Here’s something we should be talking about,” said Stephen Miller. “It is a fact: As a result of uncontrolled migration into this country – you can look this up, it’s a statistic from Equality Now – half a million U.S. girls in this country are at risk of female genital mutilation.”
After the segment embed, we will share the basis of Miller's lie.


If you find Miller's performance on yesterday anything shy of disgusting, check out the source information from which Miller drew his lie.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report (January 2016), half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk because they were born in countries in which female mutilation cultural tradition or the immigrant has parents who were born in those countries.

We offer an excerpt from a piece posted by the Population Bureau Reference.
The Risk of FGM/C in the United States 
In 2013, there were up to 507,000 U.S. women and girls who had undergone FGM/C or were at risk of the procedure, according to PRB's data analysis. This figure is more than twice the number of women and girls estimated to be at risk in 2000 (228,000).4 The rapid increase in women and girls at risk reflects an increase in immigration to the United States, rather than an increase in the share of women and girls at risk of being cut. The estimated U.S. population at risk of FGM/C is calculated by applying country- and age-specific FGM/C prevalence rates to the number of U.S. women and girls with ties to those countries. A detailed description of PRB's methods to estimate women and girls at risk of FGM/C is available.

Just three sending countries—Egypt, Ethiopia, and Somalia—accounted for 55 percent of all U.S. women and girls at risk in 2013 (see Table 1)
It goes without saying, Miller's campaign punditry was not based on a detailed read of the CDC report. I suspect he probably garnered his Easter ammo from a Washington Examiner publication detailed Easter Sunday morning.  The problem with such lies, conservatives do not dig for information. Miller knows, as does he boss know, what they say is considered gospel by those who support them. They also know Americans tend to fold-up their intellect when peppered with the propaganda of fear.

Miller typically Trumperized punditry didn't stop at female mutilation.  How about his take on the Cruz Trump national campaign of wife background and associated slander?

Mediaite excerpt
A CNN panel this morning went pretty off-the-rails after a senior advisor toDonald Trump dismissed “feigned” outrage over Trump retweeting a nasty attack on Heidi Cruz‘s looks.

Stephen Miller voiced objections to the media getting so worked up about this instead of immigration, but Jake Tapper pointed out, “Mr. Trump is the one who has set this table.”
Miller complained about how D.C. “works itself up into a feigned indignation” over this, but Tapper jumped in to say he doesn’t think “anybody’s feigning anything.”
Former GOP official Doug Heye pounced and expressed some disgust with Miller’s recent CNN interview where––as Heye put it––Miller wanted to “agree to disagree on sexism.” Miller blew up and started shouting, “That is absolutely inappropriate!… You misquoted me, that’s a lie!”  

It is important for all to remember, What you see on the campaign trail has the potential of work in the White Hosue. Do you really want people as delineated in this post working near the OvalOffice?

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