The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Fox News, Perpetual Mendacity And 45

 Fox is slipping towards reality along with a presidential perpetual state of mendacity.

The Hill published a 39-second snippet video about Trump's nascent aversion to Fox News. Linked here.

 A new diversion phenomenon!  Is it possible the network is waning in the face of Trump's increasingly erratic and unstable behavior?  After all, the network has served for years as Trump's cable news propaganda outlet, What should a needy president do when he feels deep in-congruence regarding Fox?  

Diversion yes but also a tactical effort to shape the broadcast of THE news outlet of his minion supporters. And therein lies a problem. 

Mediaite's Josh Feldman Fox News Shepard Smith on "NOT TRUE." Linked, here.

DNC Communicators director interviewed. Now what follows must have pushed Trump to a stage of a volcanic eruption.

Has the Washington Post published an update on the number of lies told since Trump took office on January 21, 2017?  The last count, we had 12,000.  Surely we have surpassed 13,000 over the past 2.5 weeks.

How does Trump's new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham,  speak of his lies?
“I don't think they're lies. I think the President communicates in a way that some people aren't espeically comfortable with...."
Let's digress a second.  
Twelve thousand (12,000 ) plus lies in less than three years?  I offer Trump's trumpeter is accurate about our comfort level. 
"...A lot of times thy take Jim so literally  I know people will roll their eye if I say he was just kidding or was speaking hypotheticals, but sometimes he is."
Let's digress again.

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"...What I've learned about him is that he loves this country and he's not going to lie to this country."
Well, let's check that with a video segment linked here. The segment runs a few minutes beyond the lie on which we focus. You can end your viewing around the 5:38 mark.

Now let's read the statement from Trump's White House Presser again. 


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Empty Chair And An Empty Suit

Yesterday we opened a piece with the following image.

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The developer of the image may have worked their craft based on Trump's history when meeting with long-standing US allies at the G7. Well, the artist simply nailed the eventual outcome of Trump at the G7.

As we develop this piece, it is important to keep in mind Trump lobbied for {utin;s attention at the G7. Retraction and correction he actually lobbied for Putin's re-entry into the annual meeting of international "democratic" nations leadership meetings. As you know after Putin annexed Crimea the G* leadership unanimously voted to exorcised Russia from the G7.  I offer Russia should never have been allowed to join the more fore G7, but 1990s hope of a more democratic Russia led to a major international blunder: Russia as the eight-member of the intentional conference.

Alas, Trump doesn't care one today about the charter of the G7. His major ambition regarding the important grouping is his opportunity to suckle-up to Putin.  As I think in terms of expanding the last point, Trump seems to measure his affinity for international leaders (almost always authoritarian bad actor).  While seeking the Oval Office (US Presidency) is alleged to have coached active participants in negotiation for building a Trump Tower in Moscow.  Of all sources, the Moscow Times on Trump's tower deal. A $50 million penthouse in the tower for Putin?

Putin aside, how often have you heard and witnessed trump proclaiming the future "potential" for North Korea.  When you hear that do you believe Trump has a personal interest in the people of North Korea. moreover, I posit he doesn't give a serious damn about  Jong-UN.  Money serves as Trups driving paradigm and stating potential for North Korea means building projects. He even once mentioned a shoreline in North Korea which could be a site for some sort of building, resort or complex. Business Insider.

I digress, let's visit with the G7.

CNN's JIM Scuitto offers a very good summary and commentary.

Climate meeting. So Trump has stated he met with two international leaders while the Climate the meeting took place. The two leaders: Germany and India.  The image below shows Trump simply added to his lie total,

The empty chair of U.S. President Donald Trump is seen during a working session focused on climate change during the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters

The empty chair next to India's representatives and Germany's Merkel.

Another perspective.

HOUSTON, we most definitely have a problem!