The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Trump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trump. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "The People of France"




Did Trump ever actually speak as such about the Americans who live in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes hit the US territory?

How about his talk with the "President of the Virgin Islands"?

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How about the reality the now destroyed Cathedral is of the utmost importance to Catholics acorss the globe?
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Friday, April 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "Wiki Leaks" (Video Quick Hits)




Ancient Conservative History Captured on Tape... Wiki Leaks

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As Trump's World Turns; Puerto Rico "That County"




Earlier today, I saw an introduced to a segment on MSNBC with a guest who serves in Trumps Communications Department. Yes, of course, I turned the channel. I really don't take to carnival barking and I sure don't make a habit of listening to documented and proven liars. The words just slide off my gray matter like a Slinky (tm)  of an oiled set of stairs.


The guest was Hogan Gidley as a guest on Hallie Jackson's morning show. As I look back, maybe I should have sat through the segment. Gidley joined trump in subliminal messaging regarding the unincorporated territory of Puerto Rico.

The following segment is 3:21 minutes long. The broadcast segment is, in fact, a moment in US history as Gidley referred to Puerto Rico as "that country" twice in the three minutes.


Did I mention Gidley followed Trump's leadership?

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The Raw Story also ran a piece on Gidley's remarks.


Is it possible to avoid the perception of racism and white nationalism from the White House? If you can get past the Puerto Rico comments via Trump and his spox, you should probably seek an examination and possible medication for bigotry.  Bigotry is in the racist DNA chain. You don't want the disease to metastasized to full-blown racists.

Trump's and Gidley's remarks are a far greater matter than a Freudian Slip.  We have a mindset elected into the US Presidency.


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Friday, March 29, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Quick Hit (Congressman Schiff And "AOC Sucks")




Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!

How pathetic actually?  A few days after the Mueller/Barr release of the nation's 45th president from any culpability in working with Russians to win an election,  Trump goes full bore into the insane.   And of course, his Congressional supporters join him in scuttle-butt which will never take place. Adam Schiff, D-CA) will not resign.

Speaking of Adam Schiff and his response to Trump (and his GOP sycophant members of Congress) there is little point in working to defend purveyors of Russian influence in the US. Watch as one of CNN's contributors (Staged partisan battle participants) mumbles into rational oblivion trying to defend Donald Trump's son. The following CNN segment relates to Junior's attack on newly elected New York Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


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Monday, March 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump, CPAC, And The Song Remains The Same





In February 2018, Trump peppered his sycophant CPAC audience with a dose of celebrity very much outside the realm of reality when one considers a US President. "bald spot moment."


Yes, believe it.

After a year of Trump TV via the White House and an accumulation of an additional 5,000 lies and at least four major cabinets "resignations (or terminations), Trump again took the stage at the annual conservative oozfest.  Let's take a few peeps at his tow hour plus performance. 

Since I interjected Trump Administration departures, here is a link to a February 28, 2019, New York Times piece about the unprecedented number of positions vacated under Trump.  In 2018, the sings of a sick organization manifest with these departures: CBS.


Now for a glimpse at CPAC.  (Brief digression:  To the person (visitor) who visits the page and leaves comments exhorting more writing vs. making my point via video and images. When I consider Trump and CPAC, I'd rather take a seat in front of my freezer, open the door and watch experience the joy of watch water freeze to ice. If you know your physics, my seat and viewing would be a major waste as ice freezing with an open door is impossible. Nonetheless a far more productive undertaking than sitting or even 30 minutes of Trump at CPAC.) 

Trump speaking at CPAC...  No words


How embarrassing and shameful to see an adult and the nation's top elected official stoop to such silly antics. Check out the image below.

President Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Atlantic best captured the CPAC cesspool and Trump's clown show. The AtlanticThe 7 Most Bewildering Moments From Trump’s CPAC Speech

How about a US president who spends a moderate amount of his 122-minute performance insulting a former Attorney General he used to prop-up his early campaign. Then Senator Jeff Sessions was the first member of Congress to offer copious support for Trump. 

Please excuse the profanity. Credible and respectful US Presidents don't come to a podium and sprinkle profane language throughout their message.



North Korea?  After this regarding Otto Wambier's comatose return to the US  and his death...  



...Trump goes here at CPAC.



Of course, there was much more but I abide by my longstanding policy of only scant comments about CPAC.

Without understanding how VOX could keep Trump's most bizarre CPAC moments to seven, the piece is worth a quick read.

The AP also ran a piece about the veracity of Trump's visit to the 2019 oozfest. 

Let's close with these.

It is so easy to dupe the uninformed who have allowed themselves to fall into deep sycophancy. 






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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: El Paso And The Lie Machine


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 The lies started with a false claim about special permission from the El Paso Fire Department.

Trump's rally in El Paso, TC sets the stage for his apparent interest in running for a second term/ We can only hope legal entanglements via investigation will stifle Trump's taste for the limelight (and the US Presidency) with a resultant decision to not run again. The nation needs much better and I offer can do much better...even from the Republican party.

But let's take a few minutes and follow yet another Aaron Rupar Twitter thread of Trump's Rally.
CNN's Chris Cuomo offered a rebuttal to Trump's continuing lies about the past and present crime rate in El Paso, TX.



And let there be no rally without a reach-back lie about the Obama Administration.

Herewith is a link to Aaron's Twitter page: https://twitter.com/atrupar

And here is how it often ends with Trump.  A member of the BBC media team was literally attacked by a MAGA cap wearing dink.

Image: A man is escorted from a Donald Trump rally in El Paso, Texas, after allegedly attacking a member of the media in attendance
Another perspective.


I don't recall reports of Hitler nor Joseph Goebbels enticing such attacks during a rally.




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As Trump's World Turns: Unpresidential As Any US President.




...Lazy And Preoccupied With Growing Overt Racism

Our history includes US Presidents who each in their own manner worked hard to make the United States a better nation. Modern US history includes all past precedents as hard-working, committed leaders who stood tall and lived credible and honest lives.

Well, I used the word "all" as a qualifier out of habit with full knowledge the US Presidency requires a special breed of human being. Our presidential history let us with Obama as a president who often read briefs and critical documents well into the wee hours of each morning.  He was reported to start each day at breakfast with his family and reports also included US Presidents was generally well into his day by 9AM. Trump offers an unfathomable contrast to the  Short Sleeper Syndrome Obama. 

Trump's leaked work schedule is all a rational person needs to come to the conclusion he is a lazy and preoccupied man. Last week Axios followed other media reports in linking to Trump's schedule for the first week of February.

Recall the following?



My point is well beyond a lazy and preoccupied denizen of the Oval Office.  Let's take a quick jaunt to a national disgrace which seems to be imbued in all things Trump and many in his GOP: racism. 

Early today Trump offered up a tweet just after 9AM when one would think a US President would be about the business of leading a nation. 

Gallup Poll: “Open Borders will potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans.” This would be a disaster for the U.S. We need the Wall now!
attract 42 million Latin Americans?" "Latins?"
What would be the reaction of Trump's hordes of MAGA bigots if the prospect of refugee immigrant was from our northern border and the asylum seekers where white French Canadian?
Alas, the social horrors of the nation's president. Yet there should be no surprise. Trump's bigotry and racism are as clear as his comb-over and his orange skin paste.

Latins?


How could we end this piece without our daily reminder of Trump as a PT Barnum like a pathological liar? Last night Trump visited El Paso, TX. would you know he came away spewing that which is most important to him: lies about crowds sizes.  Beto O'Rourke spoke at a counter-rally mere hours before Trump took the stage.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trump: We have defeated ISIS (Really?)





Leadership matters.

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Let's also watch Pence echo Trump's remarks: linked, here. Does Pence have an original bone in his body?

Well, is it possible ISIS doesn't want the US to pull our troops from Syria?  What follows is an obvious strategy to garner attention from the US.



MSNBC Morning Joe

Of course, you know Putin wasn't a larger role in the Middle East and has long wanted a back down of a US presence.  

What Putin wants. Trump gives.

Imagine any past US President seeking the attention of a Russian or Soviet Leader to the point of childish beckoning.  At the G20.....



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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trump Delivers A Fear Laced Mess; Obama Denied 2014 Airtime




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Pathetic
Oh, how we play the game differently. 

In 2014 President Barack Obama requested air time to speak about the nation's growing immigration problem. He didn't get the time he requested; only liberal media ran the speech.

Before The Young Turks video, think about how all electronic media broadcast Trump's lie-filled fear mongering nine-minute diatribe against what he calls "illegal aliens." We will not post Trump's remarks here as we work to avoid exhibitions of utter manipulation and political posturing from an administration which is fizzling down to a heap of embarrassing garbage. In short we strive to avoid posting lies and at last count, the Washington Post tracked Trump's lie level since taking office in 2017 at over 7400. That means the lie for Trump is a pathology. 

We prefer to post a definition of what the right calls "illegal aliens." 
An alien who entered the United States illegally without the proper authorization and documents, or who entered the United States legally and has since violated the terms of his or her visa or overstayed the time limit. An undocumented alien is deportable if apprehended.Nov 5, 2018 
Immigration Terms and Definitions Involving Aliens | Internal Revenue ...
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/.../immigration-terms-and-definitions-involving-aliens
"..... violated the terms of his or her visa or overstayed the time limit."  In 2017, cases of visa limit violations surpassed 600,000.

The Daily Mail UK
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While we do not have numbers of successful illegal border crossings at the southern border is impossible to state accurately we can look at the number of apprehensions in 2017.  Bloomberg offers a noteworthy review of southern border crossings or attempted crossings as well as where they are reported to have crossed into the US. The article states the number of successful crossings in 2015 down significantly from previous years. Data indicates the number of such crossings has dropped significantly after the Bush Great Recession.

Trumps Wall With Mexico: How many people cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico?

Trumps Wall With Mexico: Would a wall be effective
Yes, we have Central American and Mexicans who wish to enter the US and many are or were doing so legally via presenting themselves at border stations with requests for asylum. They are not wanton lawbreakers in "caravans" seeking to enter the US. Recall the pre-election "caravan" which wasn't? How about Trump dispatching a few thousand US troops to the southern border for what amounted to a bivouac and gross waste of budget dollars?

"...they are bringing drugs." (Heroin and Fentanyl)

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Drugs
The administration claims there has been a dramatic spike in illegal drugs entering the country at the southwest border. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there was an increase in the number of drug seizures of methamphetamine and fentanyl from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2018. (The data for fiscal year 2018 doesn’t have numbers for September.) 
In a 2018 DEA drug threat assessment report, several of the drugs highlighted by Customs and Border Protection pass through legal ports of entry, not through illegal border crossings. (The agency traced most heroin and cocaine to privately owned vehicles passing through legal ports of entry. Fentanyl from Mexico is most often transported this way, too. Sometimes, drugs are mixed in with legal goods on tractor-trailers.)

According to drug threat assessments from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the majority of the drugs that cross the southwest border are brought in through official ports of entry. This has been the case for years. 
David Bier, an immigration policy analyst for the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote in a December 2018 blog post noted that the drugs Border Patrol agents seize at official ports of entry were three times more valuable than the drugs seized outside of those ports. 
“In other words, a border wall would not target the most valuable drugs crossing the border,” Bier wrote.
The PBS article published mere hours before Trump took to US airways to pitch for a wall which will if built quickly become a major waste of US Funds If built a wall Trump convinced millions Mexico would pick up the tab. In the article, Bloomberg highlights and reviews nine facts regarding Trump's "border crisis" the non-crisis. Yet, we live every day with lie after lie from Trump and his cabal.

The daily doses of Trumpism also fit neatly into the revenue streams of US media.  

There was enough red herring B/S to back P.T. Barnum into a submissive position, but the least of which is summed up in the following meme.  Trump mentioned Murderers and graphically depicted three cases of murder perpetrated by immigrants. I offer the following as the most dangerous as we live our lives.

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While only certain media ran with Obama's border address, we remind that all television networks carried the Trump nine minutes of lies as if the nation had again landed on the Moon.

The Young Turks and Obama's non-opportunity.



If you care to compare Obama's address with that which Trump delivered a few hours ago, you will have to seek it via a Google Search. We are moving to a position of only posting Trump's remarks as part of a fact check piece.

US media really must evaluate its role in advancing Trumpism. The networks are an active participating entity (and support beam) for Trump's reality TV administration while sharing Trump's incessant lies to people who may be gullible enough to believe the lies.

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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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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Politifacts 2018 Lie Of The Year Reader's Poll





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Just a few minutes ago we published a piece regarding Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer (Democrat Party congressional leaders) appearing to outfoxed Donald trump into a rambling and thoroughly embarrassing pubic (on-camera) exhibition. The central theme of the interaction was related to the pending funding of the US government in relation to Trump's quest for funding for his very unpopular border wall.

Herewith is the link to the piece.

If you visited the piece, you may have noticed our specific reference to Chuck Schumer's direct affront to Trump with the Washington Post's newly coined "Bottomless Pinnochios" as a weapon.

How about another reference to Trump's incessant and overwhelming pathology to lie.
Politifacts 

2018 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results


As we close, allow a quick image of why Trump and his party as so inclined to lie with each and every utterance.

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Deplorable?
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As Trump's World Turns: White House Border Wall Kerfuffle (Video)




Pelosi and Schumer draw Trump into an embarrassing scene.

In June 2018 Gallup published poll results regarding trump's immigration policy and his "wall." The poll confirmed the common sentiment the majority of US voters, and for that matter, Americans have no interest in Trump's wall.

Bar graphs: Americans' views on four immigration policy proposals, June 2018. 83% favor/strongly favor a DACA recipient path to citizenship.

Needless to remind, but the nation also found Trump's family separation policy deplorable and bad US Policy.

As the Democrat Party will assume the majority in the US House of Representatives on January 3, 2019, it IS time for Trump to meet (and Pow Wow) with Democrat legislative leadership as the renewed government funding looms (in a matter of days).

Such a meeting took place this morning in part with cameras present. The camera portion of the press opportunity did not go well. Let's take a look and listen.

Skip to the 8:45-minute mark of the embedded NPR video and watch Trump literally threaten to shut down the federal government if he can't get funding for his (campaign promised) wall.



Minutes 8:45 to 9:00: Interesting how Trump inserts 10 "bad people (terrorists)" Caught entering the US in the past few weeks or months. He certainly didn't state a time frame as that would be or could be easily checked and the results added to Trump's growing number of daily lies. Of particular note, Chuck Schumer's use of recent Washington Post fact-checking which joins all credible national fact-checkers in reporting about Trump's lies.  (See Washington Post link Meet The Bottomless Pinocchio...) .Hooray for Schumer.

Minute 12:38:
Trump clearly proclaimed "If we don' have border security we'll shut down the government."


It shouldn't take a genius to discern Trump declared he and his party would shut down the federal government if he doesn't get his campaign promised wall. While cloaked in his definition of border security, the "wall' is his sole intent.


The nation shouldn't expect any level of presidential aura and demeanor from Trump. Yet, it is particularly noteworthy Pelosi and Schumer accomplished a probable mission of appearing as responsible legislators via seeking a "good faith" audience with Trump and Pence.

If our embeds didn't highlight the historical moment to its fullest measure, herewith is a YouTube version with specific references.



See this....tantrum


Is this a prologue to what's to come in January 2019?

And how did a morning segment of Fox News's (Legs and Thighs) Outnumbered deal with Trump's threat?  A rhetorical question to say the least.



A that is how Trump Media feeds his supporters. 

While we do to assert that all Trump supporters are Fox New viewers; we do assert that all Trump supporters are Fox News viewers.  A bit of deductive reasoning just shy of a full syllogism.  

Another media perspective on Trump's failed morning meeting.  MSNBC Hardball ran a segment with White House correspondent Eli Stokols and an insider report on Trump's post-meeting meltdown. Linked 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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