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Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Trump's Wife Join Hannity And Flops (Video)






During an interview with Donald Trump's chief media operative, Sean Hannity, Trump's wife responded to a softball ad seemingly pre-arranged question. Hannity asked her what was the hardest thing to deal with as a denizen of the White House. Well, Trump's wife validated my suspicion, she is of an alternate reality while performing for the camera (as expected).

CNN
"I would say the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves, from comedians to journalists to performers, book writers," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday when asked what has been the hardest thing about being first lady.
"Does it hurt?" Hannity asked.
"It doesn't hurt. The problem is they're writing the history and it's not correct," Trump responded.

"They like to focus on the gossip and I would like to ... focus on the substance, and what we do, not just about nonsense," Trump said.
CNN piece linked here
If that failed to show the level of delirium inherent in Trump's wife, maybe this segment will help.



Trump's wife has every right to think as she lees. However, in reality, she is married to a person whose first thought is to lie. Thus, he is a pathological liar and may very well strain to actually tell the truth (which he doesn't see to do often). Mrs. Trump as well as the entire Trump family, as she proclaimed, has to know the family patriarch is a liar of the first order.

While I have asserted her role in speaking with Hannity was probably that of a case of branding and personal defense to Hannity's viewers (and Fox New viewers et al), she accepted a credibility-shattering television segment. Despite the false degree, plagiarizing speeches, and utter shame of her role in Trump's birtherism against President Obama, one would think she would recognize this.....

The reality is, Trump is the embodiment of all that his wives hold in contempt. Herewith are a few headlined links which address Donald Trump's veracity.

All False statements involving Donald Trump | PolitiFact
Donald Trump's file | PolitiFact 
Anderson Cooper Tracks President Trump, Sarah Sanders Lies About ... 
President Trump has made more than 5000 false or ... - Washington Post 
Update: Since September Trump's Iies have blown-up like a gas balloon. 
President Trump has made 6420 false or ... - Washington Post

Melania Trump will one day regret her life with Donald Trump. As a nation, we should hope she doesn't succumb to the growing evidence of her husband as something of a mob-boss.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Wall, Ten Terrorists, Bottomless Pinocchios et al





The Art of The Lie...
when it isn't  Artful

I believe the Washington Post has created a new level of Pinocchios as it assesses and tracks the veracity of public lies form people who matter in US government.  The new category is "bottomless" Pinocchios (AKA disinformation, propaganda). 

During yesterday's ill-fated on-camera meeting between Trump Pence and democratic party congressional (Minority) leaders (Pelosi and Schumer), Trump offered a set of data regarding reductions in illegal border crossings. 

TRUMP: "Tremendous amounts of wall have already been built." — statement in meeting with the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer. 
TRUMP: "People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built." ''We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new." — tweets.
Yahoo fact-check linked above and here.

Trump's comments were offered in the context of a wall along our southern border. A wall which Trump continues to issues lies about a major portion of the wall "already has been built." How the wall works? 

Rather than address the numbers Trump offered at that moment, we find value in another set of numbers he offered which must have come from White House college interns. As Trump spoke to Pelosi and Schumer, the numbers didn't make an iota of sense

Later in the Oval Office meeting, Trump resorted to what he does most consistently; he used a modicum of time-related data to make a false case for his wall. He lied!

CNN fact-checked a statement which any rational mind would have recognized wasn't fact. A statement which so lent to fact-checking the White House spinmeisters should have clarified the statement immediately after the meeting. Maybe offered clarification while Trump was flinging papers across the room as he left the meeting.

CNN's Jim Scuito

From Trump's resurgent misuse of numbers and his declaration of shutting down the US Government, if he does not get his wall, to a mystery headline fro a very unexpected Right wing demagogue. The headline relates to a Newsweek piece while relating to Trump's claim major portions of the wall is built.
MYSTERY HEADLINE
"DOES HE THINK HIS SUPPORTERS ARE DUMB?"
Rather than repeating of reconstructing the essence of the Newsweek piece, we prefer to link the piece, here

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Unthinking, The Irrational, And The Dumb (VIDEO)




Of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect George Conway shows toward his wife, her career, place of work, and everything she has fought SO hard to achieve, might top them all. is great person and frankly his actions are horrible.

Why would Trump's youngest son, tweet about the ugliness of politics, disrespect and offer offhand hints about the wife of a Trump staffer's career? Does it really make sense to even question the doings of a Trump? The more visible Trumps seem to live in an altered state of reality; a world void of mirrors, self-reflection, and rational/introspective curiosity. They live as islands of privilege which, unlike actual islands, the Trumps fail to receive necessary imports of life-sustaining material. Well, at least from a perspective of metaphorical life-sustaining common sense generally associated with higher intellect.

While the Hawaiian Islands receive just about all life-sustaining goods via transport (air or sea), the Trumps, as islands, must be of DNA, which forbids, or places high tariffs, on influxes of mental processes common to intelligent people. Processes which are imbued with traits such as common sense, rational discernment, judgment, and emotional control.  If we bundle all of the aforementioned, we have a simple case of thought deficiency. A dangerous reality during times of so much international unrest and growing authoritarianism. Of course, we must consider like other Donald Trump inner circle sycophants, the set of siblings probably learned many years ago their father is also an audience of one. Thus, their behavior has to also conform to expectations of suckling akin to that of inner circle groveling and suckling.  Maybe that is why Eric Trump fired off the tweet against Kelly Anne Conway's husband. An unwise an irrational a response as one could imagine.

A day or so prior to Eric Trump's tweet, George Conway tweeted regarding Donald Trump's seeming witness tampering and potential obstruction of justice regarding Roger Stone's comment about taking the Fifth in response to a US Senate hearing subpoena. 

ON December 3rd, George Conway responded to Trump's effusive praise of Roger Stone much like a crime boss praising a convicted street captain who swears he won't testify against the Boss. 


CNN'S Erin Burnett...



The "guts"....?   Doesn't that appear the exhorting praise of a person who has inside information related to the guilt of the boss coupled with the stupidity to sit on the truth for the sake of a (conviction) pardon from the boss?  

Trump's adviser's husband and consistent critic of Trump offered his option of Trump's praise from his legal perspective. 
Simply stated... 


18 U.S. Code § 1512 - Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant .... A prosecution under this section or section 1503 may be brought in the district in ...

We a political operative in Stone swearing allegiance to a president who responded with jargon common to a mob boss. Jargon which some say verges on witness tampering and very much outside the scope of acceptable for a US President. The husband of a presidential staffer speaks out from a  legal perspective via his personal opinion. A situation which is nationally embarrassing yet not a surprise in our Era of Trump.  But do you think it would stop at that point? The first part of this post speaks to why it would (normally) stop at that point. What would a dedicated sibling do in the face of a rational response to his father's traipsing on the skirts of breaking US law?  In the case of Eric Trump, he seems to have suffered a major case of non-introspective constipation of the brain accompanied by Twitter diarrhea. 

He opened a metaphorical backdoor and failed to lose the screen door. Take a look and listen to what followed from a Republican CNN contributor and noted non-supporter of Donald Trump.

Mediaite (CNN Contributor Ana Navarro)


Despite the verbiage above, the rationale of a Trump speaking as such simply defies all vestiges of common sense. There isn't a person in America who best fits the model of ugliness and disrespect than Eric Trump's father.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Smorgasbord Of Ugly (VIDEO)




A Flag, A President, US Troops, And An Email Account

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The image above is stark, not phptoshopped, and the reality of the GOP, the administration, and American conservatism. Why ally the flag to the full scope and breadth of US conseravtism? Because we are not seeing nor reading any efforts to refute the Confederate flag with the party on the Right. While many will claim the flag as a mere case of an affinity for history and tradition, I offer the actual genesis of and meaning of the flag from the very developer of the battle field flag.

The following meme has been associated with development of the flag. While some refute William Thompson's work in development of the current versions of the flag, it should be noted the common denominator regarding the flag was racial superiority and human bondage.

An example of one of the memes described.


So, let's take the first picture above and extrapolate the visual to a nascent case of white supremacy along with comment about the current US President.

CNN is running a special series on hatred in the United States. 



What would a smorgasbord be without mention of this week's Senatorial run-off in the Great state of Mississippi.


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And the winner was ....the candidate who was hugged up with a local cattle rancher and a candidate who unabashed used "pubic hanging" as a campaign mantra. The US Senator elect Cindy (Hang Um High) Hyde-Smith. 



Elected in a state with this history.

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From GOP politics to the holiday season and the Trump version of the White House Christmas decorations. 

Caution: what follows isn't a doctored image. 

The image doesn't represent anything regarding subliminal messaging. The image is what it is the 20198 version of Melania Trump's perception of Christmas. 

That said, I must still offer: Why?






A bit  of contrast.

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Welp.....



On a much more serious note.  A president who hasn't yet visited a US war zone to offer support to our troops and one who hasn't yet even mentioned the deaths of three US special operations troops in Afghanistan.

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The Pentagon has identified the three U.S. special operations service members killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan:
-Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29.
-Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39.
-Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, 25.

Fallen heroes unrecognized by a US Presdient.

Let's end on a quick meme run through General Motors, Presidential legal entaglements and a daughter's email.

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And, we end another day in Trumpland and it is only 12 Noon.

We closed prematurely......A midday update.





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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Ivanka Email?




Bu, Bu, Bu, Her Email!!!!!!

An organization named American Oversight has blown into national news like a Cat 5 hurricane. Outside of the quick purview and discernment of the organization's name, what is American Oversight about?

Let's take a quick read.

ABOUT

Corruption starts at the top. From President Trump's failure to divest from his business empire to cabinet secretaries using their taxpayer-funded positions for their personal benefit, the Trump administration has been plagued by scandal, misconduct, and conflicts of interest.

American Oversight is a non-partisan, nonprofit ethics watchdog and is the top As Trump's World Turns: Ivanka Email?litigator investigating the Trump administration. Since our launch in March 2017, we have filed more than 50 public records lawsuits, uncovering and publishing tens of thousands of documents including senior officials’ calendars, emails, and expense records. Relying on FOIA and other public records laws, we file requests uncover misconduct that otherwise would not see daylight, and then we harness the independent power of the courts to force the administration to obey the law. With the House of Representatives poised to change hands and begin aggressively investigating the Trump administration for the first time, American Oversight launched the Parallel Investigations Initiative. We’ve filed more than 100 targeted FOIA requests seeking documents likely to be investigated by Congress, and if the Trump administration tries to obstruct or ignore congressional subpoenas, we’ll be going to court to compel the release of public documents and force transparency.
A liberal oversight and investigatory group used Constitutional law to snare existential arrogance and privilege from yet another Trump 'entity.' His daughter, Ivanka,  apparently maintained and widely used a personal email account for national business and communications. Where has this story played itself out in our recent past, uuuum?

How about a bit of background of which you are very familiar? 

In 2016, a candidate for the US Presidency literally invited the nation's number one adversary to hack (into) Hillary Clinton's emails system. A system which was illegal and against federal statutes. Trump invited Putin directly into US politics. Recent reports are Russian web operative within days delivered hacked (stolen) emails to WIKI Leaks.



Ah yes, the genesis of the now famous Trump rally rebel yell "Lock her up" is based int he Clinton family misstep of placing a computer server int heir home The server was actually installed at the bequests of Bill Clinton, bot Hillary Clinton. Nonetheless, it was used illegally.  From that reality to the what follows is US both US history and a case of tsunami karma.

One public figure (and Trumpet) figure in the following video has pleaded guilty to politics-related felonies and is cooperating with the Mueller investigation. See Mike Flynn's resounding "Lock her up." He is now an admitted felon and may serve s short stint in a "LOCK UP."  Although the extent of his cooperation will more likely lead to a suspended sentence with no "Lock UP" time.

The video is two minutes plus in run time and a good candidate for a skip through. However, it is the perfect depiction of the Trump campaign mantra which now may have a place in Ivanka Trump history.


Alas, a Chris Christie insemination which provides full impregnation of a mantra which resonates even today, at Trump rallies.  

American Oversight is reported to have filed a Freedom of information Act (FOIA) requests seeking email text between Trump's daughter and others who may have worked with a focus her father's campaign and the first months of his administration.   

It seems Trump's penchant for nepotism and an over-abundance of faith in and about his offspring ow places him in another level of hypocrisy.
while American Oversight packaged their request in two primary areas, it seems it leads to an unexpected but non-surprising snare: Illegal email use.  So, American Oversight sought:  
1) emails or texts between Ivanka Trump or anyone acting on her behalf and political appointees, and 
2) calendar entries for meetings between Ivanka Trump and political appointees. 
After a period of no response from agencies which received the FOIA requests American Oversight filed suit against five separate agencies. From that point allow me to turn the remainder of the details of the email discoveries to Oversight. See the linked Organization title above.  You will find actual exhibit copies of the specific email with minor redactions. 

Herewith is the first MSNBC show with an announcement of the illegal email use following a Washington Post article.  Ari Melber, The Beat. The video is a bit long, but remembers our credo: information takes time which LIVs (Low Information Voters) do not expend.




Now let's see how this week's Trump reality TV plays out.  It seems Trump's Finland's forest raking (management)  will ease into international history. 


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Friday, November 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Media As Base Feed (VIDEO)




Earlier today MSNBC's Andrew Mitchell hosted a segment in which to guest and the host discussed Trump's comments to staff just before entering the room of the now famous press conference. He is reported to have commented: "this will be fun."
President Trump: "I think I am a great moral leader and I love our country."

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What follows is ugly and well outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior form an occupant of the Oval Office.

A planned attack on a CNN and NBC reporters.


From another angle, watch the Trump microphone henchwoman attempt to yank the mic for Jim Acosta.
Another look... 

The White House used a version of the interaction from of all sources INFO Wars, to support their yanking the press pass firm Jim Acosta. This is the same White House which denied US media an opportunity to capture the Trump meeting with Russian officials and Russian media in which he gave them military secrets the US received from Israel.
And how is the White House dealing with the aftermath of their use of doctored video? Well, with a former Fox News Executive on staff and in charge of White House communications, does what follows.  



INFO Wars !!!  

Here is the INFO Wars guy Alex Jones, during a late October Ted Cruz rally. Jones entertained the cameras with a metaphorical representation of Cruz's opponent, Beto O'Rouke. Jones's metaphorical target: a pile of horse manure. Linked

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Trump also reminded the world of how he deals with issues in which he consistently places himself and his administration. From CNN and the media to call on a black reporter who he may have suspected would ask about his recent claim of "a nationalist." Trump knows full-well about assertions of white nationalism from his claim.
From deflective charges of racism to clear racist thoughts accompanied by presidential dialogue. A Japanese reporter received a full blast of GP racism.
While this piece was developed yesterday and went unpublished, know that Trump opened his day with yet another example of word and temperament towards reporters of color via the use of the word "dumb or "stupid": linked

Media earlier today captured this as Trump offered up his daily dose of racism for his base. 

CNN's Abby Phillip asked Trump a question and this ensued.

Granted Trump did say the question was "stupid." But do not fail to underestimate the power of such words with Trump supporters. In many cases people who seek to have their beliefs reinforced via their leader.

Is it actually possible Trump believes the black women reports are of less intelligence than he and his family? Or, and probably more to the point, is Trump practicing overt racism which feeds his base. I offer the latter based on my belief Trump is an over the top racist.

He couldn't assume the reporter is less intelligent based on her academic background. She attended Harvard University and finished with a Journalism Degree.  

All said I am certain you know of Trumps former attorney's comments about Trump's use of the word "stupid" with regard to African-Americans.

CNBC

Michael Cohen: Trump said 'black people are too stupid to vote for me'

If one didn't know better, one could assume trump has total disdain for non-supporter and properly inquisitive or investigative media.


One final perspective. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks out against Trump's obvious disdain for black women reporters.





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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Bombs, "Lock Her UP" And Mobs?




On a Day of Bombs galore and a week preceding with mailed devices, we have Trump and company still speaking about "both sides."

Image result for MAGAWhile I avoid Trump and his wife on my television sets as much as possible, I ran across his wife speaking (ahead of him) at a rush to speak address today. After a few days of suspicious devices arriving at the homes and workplaces of liberal politicians and the cable news headquarters of CNN, I ran across Trump's wife preceding him in addressing the world regarding violence he has promulgated since well before 2016. His wife spoke first!

While I quickly changed the channel, I did see Trump's lips move to a "both sides" mantra which has become ever-popular from the Right and Trump supporters, as well as well-meaning Independents who simply have not come around to the reality of GOP politicos and the horrors of US conservatism.

Follow a couple of tweets I ran across within the hour.  As you look over the list, recognize we have a president who has coined a new mantra of "Jobs Vs Mobs", while we are seeing utter violence and raced-based horrors from the Right.  Of course, we have people who are voicing their frustrations to Republicans in public settings, but I do not recall one case, of late, with a liberal or progressive exhorting violence or perpetrating violence. 
The first case of a sick false equivalence has emanated from the mouth of ohn McCain's Irrelevant daughter, Meghan McCain.  The Raw Story.

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Jobs Vs Mobs?
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