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Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Pathetic, The Callous, And The Lie (Trump And Your GOP)



A Trump and GOP Smorgasbord



The World Economic Forum
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Why does the US sit in the middle of what can be described only as pay discrimination agist women employees? Why are European countries and New Zealand towards the bottom of the disparity scale? Rhetorical questions?

Let's bring the gender pay discrimination to the US alone with the white male employees as a gauge.


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Data doesn't lie. When we accept the reality of gender pay disparity, contemplate your GOP via the following social media embed.



Why?  

You may live as a conservative and you have every right to support the party of your choice, but how do you explain the data to your wife, daughter niece grandmother et al? 

We cannot complete this post without a reminder of the utter pathetic nature of Trump and Trumpism. Watch and listens as Crooks & Liars capture Trump profanity.


Moving along... 

Can you imagine a The Progressive Influence smorgasbord without a visit to the Trump lie meter?  As Trump moves towards hitting the 9500 lie mark since taking office, Politifact ran a review of one of his first lies since the Barr/Mueller setup.



The Circus continues.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Foiled Again... Applause Or Lack Thereof




Applause Or Lack Thereof? A Rhetorical Question 

Your White House strikes again.  But, modern-day technology lays the strike to the realm of more lies, thus...

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During the 2019 Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Mike Pence took to the podium with standard speaking decorum..and ran immediately up against a buzz saw of quiet (lack of applause) at a point where applause was not only protocol it was an expectation.

If you follow this link and peruse the text you will find 11 parenthetic use of the word "Applause" (i.e, Applause).   

Herewith is a specific example of how the White House and Donald Trump deal with matters of truth: They avoid it altogether.   After a few days of widely publicized video of Pence addressing ..... with one well-defined lack of applause, the White House posted an utter lie.
...It’s an honor to be here with them and with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Madam Speaker, my greetings to you.  (Applause.)  We’re grateful for Senator Graham’s leadership of this delegation and grateful for the strong bipartisan American presence represented here.  To them and to all of you, it’s my great honor to speak to you today, on behalf of a champion of freedom and a champion of a strong national defense, the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)
Actual video highlights the lie.



An utter lie from the Whtie House communications cabal. Since I do not do Trump and Pence, I am unable to assess how many additional "applause lie exist in the White House post, but I will wager there is at least one other lie and even if the remaining use of "Applause" is accurate, the one very egregious lie is enough for our daily dose of Trump lying.

Alas, we shouldn't be surprised. Within mere hours of his inauguration, Trump and his inner circle sent Sean Spicer, then Press Secretary, to the White House Pressroom podium to deliver an administration commencing lie. 



Spicer post firing from the Press secretary position eventually admitted regret for his part in the day two administration lie.

Australian media published this report on White House efforts to offer the public and the world an utter lie. (you really should go back an visit that link).  If you prefer a news host face with the report, here is a CNN version (only 56 seconds).

CNN




Here is the reality of the crowd size via Sean Spicer.  If you recall the Trump propaganda machine first indicated media was comparing images from differing tie points of the inauguration.  Well....yet another case of lost veracity. 



We again posit the "applause: lie shouldn't be a surprise. It is tragic as it will be yet another document in archived US history asterisks for as a lie. 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SOTU: "If there is going to be peace in legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just does not work that way,"



 A very telling moment in the 2019 SOTU charade via Donald Trump.


Pres. Trump says. "If there is going to be peace in legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn't work that way." https://t.co/aiCxLU221a #SOTU pic.twitter.com/mGFNyTdEm4

— ABC News (@ABC) February 6, 2019

Well now let's think about investigations while stirring clear of Mueller and the Special Counsel Investigation.
One should wonder what level of propaganda and Pre-college speech writing would generate such a trite and ridiculously marred phrase. 

US History includes one very notable example of an investigation during a war. The exclusive honor goes to another member of the GOP: Richard Milhouse Nixon.



Nixon, Richard






Nixon, RichardU.S. Pres. Richard M. Nixon giving a farewell speech at the White House, with his daughter Tricia in the background, August 8, 1974.


Yes, the Viet Nam War was in full execution as Nixon's time in office came to an end ...due to investigations. Nixon had much to hide as he resisted federal investigations. I posit Trump is in a similar pickle.

While digesting the speech with all associated heartburn, Media Matters points out why the heartburn is more akin to a Hiatal Hernia. 



And, that is a shame.

Fact Check
https://twitter.com/i/status/1093006605065453571

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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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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Florida's Rick Scott: Lie to Win




Scott
Says Sen. Bill Nelson "voted for higher taxes" 349 times.
— Rick Scott on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 in an ad
False





Rick Scott, soon to be former governor of Florida and candidate for the US Senate, is little more than a state level Donald Trump.  Granted Scott may not have a cabal of apparent criminals and perpetrators of fraud at his side or on call, but his use of the lie for politicking tracks right along with Trump.

Scott published via Tweet a lie about Bill Nelson's voting record via the common use of taxes by the GOP to win elections. the tweet is an over-the-top lie according to Politifacts.

You may follow Scott's latest campaign lie via the Politifact link, here.

PS: 

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

The 45th President Of The United States Of America (VIDEO)







Votes Matter. Three Minutes Of What Happens When Americans Fail Themselves
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mueller's 49 Questions For Trump: Origin, Veracity, Purpose?



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Yesterday The New York Times released 49 questions reported as questions Special Counsel Mueller wants to have Donald Trump answer.

Times reporters will, of course, not reveal the source of the leaked questions but Trump has gone public criticizing The Times as "disgraceful" for publicizing the questions.

Trump talking heads and media operatives are going about all networks with what seems talking points related to the leaked questions. While Trump men (and women) are fulfilling their roles as one CNN contributor and former Mueller associate, Michael Zeldin, posits the questions show signs of modification. And that modification may reside in the White House.

His opinion:
“Because of the way these questions are written,” Zeldin explained his methodology. “Lawyers wouldn’t write questions this way, in my estimation. Some of the grammar is not even proper. So, I don’t see this as a list of written questions that Mueller’s office gave to the president. I think these are more notes that the White House has taken and then they have expanded upon the conversation to write out these as questions.”

The comings and goings of Trumpism are tantamount to watching multiple episodes of the Keystone Cops. 

Imagine White House leaks to dissuade Trump from meeting with Mueller?

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fox & Friends; Trump Unhinged Meltdown





I would give my presidency an A+




Early this morning Donald Trump sat for a phone segment with his preferred Fox News show: Fox & Friends. He sat for 30 full minutes while occupying virtually all of the talking minutes while rambling around like a fish out of water. Trump so obviously has many things to hide from public scrutiny, he cannot afford to sit back and allow legal proceedings to work to closure. The nation's 45th president must feed carnival barking rants to his supporters.

After Michael Cohen's living quarters and office were raided along with a warrant to search and siege, we have come to expect daily tweets and rants from a person who has much to hide.

We rarely post segments from Fox & Friends because we do not view nor do we consider Fox a news network. The following segment has been embed to facilitate skipping trough Trump feed to his base. It is completely whacked-out and embarrassing for a supposed leader of our nation. 

If you watched the full segment and came away without thought of a meltdown, you are too far gone into Trumpism for your personal sanity and safety.

During the early afternoon, MSN published a piece with yet another example of how Trump's thinking process and his related oratory have backfired.  His remarks may have blown a hole directly into an argument his attorneys have used on behalf of a review of the documents seized from Cohen. Trump's claim of little chance any Cohen documents show intimate interactions between he and Trump could be a defense killer.  A prosecutor's dream. (MSN)

Stormy Daniels' attorney tweeted about the Fox & Friends blunder.

Thank you for having Mr. Trump on this morning to discuss Michael Cohen and our case. Very informative.





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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mnuchin Reminds Of Trump Administration Incompetence



Did He Say "Line-Item Veto?"

While sitting with Fox News's Chris Wallace this past Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered up an alarming statement. The Treasury Secretary said Congress could give President Donald Trump "line-item veto" power.
Line-item veto
noun
  1. the power of a president, governor, or other elected executive to reject individual provisions of a bill.
We as a nation should have the expectation members of the President's cabinet have some degree of knowledge regarding the "unconstitutional" line-item veto. Apparently that isn't the case. Mnuchin's latest international embarrassment speaks volumes about high level federal ineptitude/incompetence, or he speaks as a prelude to how many on the Right via the US Constitution (as adjudicated by the SCOTUS).

The Wallace interview in brief (1:26 minutes)



We will comment no further, since there is little point in occupying more of your reading time when Mnuchin's comments were so stark and indicative of a failing adminisrtation, .  

You can, however, read more at The Week dot com. linked here.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Crisis In The White House and Major Separations In The Administration




On a day of a Trump associate, "V" Putin announced he now has the nuclear capability which is indefensible, we in the United States are watching an unraveling of an administration which should never have been allowed in the White House.

We start with a visit to MSNBC's key primetime show The Rachel Maddow show.

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The following video is 18 minutes long If you are a Maddow show viewer, you saw the segment last night. If you missed the segment and are concerned about the Trump administration staff peeling away, give it a view. There are key points in the video which are ripe for viewing without viewing the full 18 minutes (especially if you are at work). The skip-to points are the 13-minute mark, point one; the 15-minute mark, point two. My reason for posting the segment starts at the 15-minute mark; a point for the introduction of what follows in this post.


The administration is dissolving like an Alka-Seltzer in a glass of water. The shedding of staff is an absolute indication of a totally inept transition process and exemplifies utter incompetence and poor judgment from the nation's 45th President. Turnover as such is an indication of an administration out-of-control and one which never has nor ever will sit a good (leadership) foundation for leading the nation. 



With the departure of his current communications director, Trump continues to set records.

Is this called "winning?"

Watch two full minutes and ten seconds of Trump Administration departures. Folks this is not normal.

Why Turnover? 

While the following relates to organizations outside of federal governance, there are points of interest in the following links which speak volumes about a president who is out of his competency zone and leadership temperament in the Oval Office.
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

CNN Host As Real-Time Fact Checker (13 Indictments)



A small man on a mission
CNN and MSNBC pay contributors to sit on air as supposed experts and feed us (network customers and viewers) entertainment as a nascent form of reality TV.  There is no greater enticement for US entertainment than Donald Trump as sick and pathetic a reality as we have ever witnessed.  Yes, Trump is good for business.

The surrogate talking heads earn fat checks as remuneration, the networks garner record ad revenues, political points of view are jostled like ping pong balls, and we are entertained.  A symbiotic relationship if one has ever existed.  

In order for the symbiosis to properly work and maximize revenue, points view and pique or quest for TV absorption, the circular relationship needs very special people. No not the network show host, nor his or her producers and writers; the entertainment needs duel compensated dinks with no shame and a willingness to lie incessantly even when facts refute their on-camera mission. The relationship has to involve people who are paid by the network as well as clearly paid by the person they defend. They serve as information protectorates and they will feed you any pre-scripted talking point to facilitate their mission. To properly close the loop, the taking head also has a key client: Donald Trump. 

Since CNN fired Trump's buddy and talking head Jeffry Lord, the network has replaced him with a couple of real conservative dinks: Former Congressman Jack Kingston and former Virginia Attorney General (homophobic) Ken Cuccinelli. A couple of real storytellers.

Watch as Kingston deployed common Trump/RNC strategy against any issue which speaks badly of Trump: "Obama did it" or "Hillary Clinton's fault". The current Hillary base feed message is Uranium One. Uranium One via Snopes dot com.

While Trump's base readily absorbs and assimilates the talking head messages, take a look at how it looks on national TV. 

CNN's Victor Blackwell remained steadfast and accurate in waylaying Kingston's White House script.


It is seriously pathetic we live in a time when a network news hosts must instantly fact check administration propagandist.  

The propagandist completely disrespects his audience via spewing lie after lie, while soaking-up Trump and CNN remuneration like sucking-up a Diet Coke with a straw.
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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Nunes Memo: A Reverse Bombshell?


Image may contain: 1 person, standingDonald Trump and his political cabal (GOP et al) are working like beavers in a flooded pond to place breathing room between Special Counsel Mueller's Russia investigation and Trump's false reality of a US Presidency. Yes, readers, Donald Trump received critical assistance from a foreign entity in his quest to wrestle the US Presidency into a national autocratic darkness akin to that of Russia, and Turkey. 

The basis of Trump's feeble defense is the FBI is biased against him and "had it in for him.  Seriously?  If such was the case how could we have experienced former Director Comey's stumbling through the Clinton email controversy via a flawed letter and comments mere weeks before the 2016 election?  It is virtually inarguable that Comey's investigatory leader during the run-up to the election benefited Trump. If we couple Comey's blunders with Russian social media bombardments on behalf candidates like Stein and Sanders while attacking Clinton with insane messaging, it is irrational to ignore the influence. It is also irrational and quite ridiculous to place any faith in the accusation soft trump and his henchmen (and women). I should add, it is also an indication of obtuse.

During a recent MSNBC Live segment hosted by Katy Tur, a former  INTEL official, Ned Price,  placed Trump's strategy in perspective.



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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hard Work And Golf (Oil And Water)




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Politifacts and your President 

Anyone who lies as much as Trump isn't of a normal mind.


All False statements involving Donald Trump

And it continues. As of this morning, the press was told Trump had a full schedule. I am now guessing the words were carefully chosen as it seems his full schedule includes rounds of golf. Golfing while on vacation or holiday trips is an expectation for the avid golfer. There really are not any issues with it. Issues arise when words come forth of a full schedule, and we associate such words with hard work from all previous presidents.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

John Kelly Is No Moderating Force



Pro Publica repost

'Both Sides' of Slavery Argument Latest Proof John Kelly Is No Moderating Force

"It's irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain slavery sound courageous."

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appearing on Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News on Monday, October 30, 2017. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab)
Those who have repeatedly tried to dispell the myth—popular in some circles—that White House chief of staff John Kelly is somehow a "moderating force" on President Donald Trump are being widely vindicated after his appearance Monday night on the show of right-wing firebrand Laura Ingraham in which the former U.S. Marine general argued that it was "lack of ability to compromise" that led to the Civil War as he praised Robert E. Lee as a "noble man" and offered a very Trumpian "both sides" argument about the conflict that erupted centrally over the nation's institution of slavery.


As the New York Times observed, reaction to the comments was "swift and unforgiving, with many commenters ridiculing Mr. Kelly for suggesting that slavery was an issue on which a compromise could or should have been reached."
Chief of Staff John ColorOfChange.org 
@Kelly pushing white supremacist talking points around Confederate statues. http://fal.cn/teK1 11:26 PM - Oct 30, 2017
For another example, a forthright and unapologetic Eleanor Sheehan put it for Splinter News, "Gen. John Kelly, President Trump's current chief of staff and onetime media hopeful to steer the sinking ship that is the White House, continues to suck."

Walter Shaub, who served as the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics before resigning in protest this summer, wrote on Twitter that, "It appears John Kelly is going as a racist for Halloween. I suspect he's also going as one for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday..."

Bernice King, a minister and the youngest child of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., also spoke out:
Be A King
✔@BerniceKing
It’s irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain slavery sound courageous. https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/925188213718863873 …11:38 PM - Oct 30, 2017
The Intercept's Jon Schwarz, who wrote this scathing takedown of Kelly nearly two weeks ago, chimed in as well:


I'm glad I got ahead of the curve and wrote about what an ugly human being John Kelly is ten days ago https://interc.pt/2yFiluP

 

It Didn’t Just Start Now: John Kelly Has Always Been a Hard-Right Bully


In that piece, Schwarz observed that even as "Kelly may be personally far more palatable" than Trump, "there’s a reason these two men found each other."
Kelly, he wrote, is "proudly ignorant, he's a liar, and he's a shameless bully and demagogue."
And the president and his chief of staff, Schwarz concluded, "see the world in fundamentally the same way, and Kelly is going to help Trump do what he wants to it."

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