The Lying Con Man, Trump, and the GOP Are Willing to Let Us Die to Appeal to Their Idiotic Base
The Lying Con Man, Trump, and the GOP are willing to let us die to appeal to their idiotic base.
Let’s say a prayer for the fallen churchgoers of Sutherland Spring Texas just as last month we prayed for the victims in Las Vegas.
Damn it to hell our citizens are dying and Trump and GOP won’t do anything? They all deserve a special place in hell.
We grew up in a Christian family. We hold no animosity for anyone, but Trump must be removed from office for the good of the country and the world.
The article “Trump dismisses question on extreme vetting for gun ownership” states “President Donald Trump said Tuesday "there would have been no difference three days ago" in the deadly Texas shooting if an extreme vetting policy for gun ownership had been in place.
"If you did what you're suggesting there would have been no difference three days ago, and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun in his truck and shoot him, and hit him and neutralize him," TRUMP said.”
His base is against stricter gun control policies, but they support stricter immigration policies and to get their votes so does Trump as the article states “Trump has called for "extreme vetting" of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries in response to terrorist incidents. But he has resisted any action on gun laws in response to the deadly mass shootings that have occurred during his time in office.”
Trump thought he’d appeal to his base by blaming the massacre on the killer’s mental health problems. If Trump truly believed that then why did he reduce Obama’s policy of checking on mental health problems before allowing individuals to purchase weapons? The article “If Trump’s Blaming Mental Health, Why Did He Gut This Obama Gun-Check Rule?” states “Gun control advocates slammed President Donald Trump on Monday as a hypocrite for having signed a bill earlier this year that rolled back a regulation making it harder for people with mental illnesses to buy firearms even as he blamed the mass shooting in Texas over the weekend on "a mental health problem."
"Trump is wrong — study after study show that stronger gun laws can save lives — and a hypocrite of the worst kind," Peter Ambler, the executive director of Giffords, the gun control group started by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, told NBC News. "One of his first actions as president trashed a new regulation that would have prevented potentially irresponsible and mentally incompetent people from being able to buy guns."
Ambler added, "Blaming mental health is a tactic straight out of the gun lobby's playbook that's meant to paralyze Congress. Donald Trump's goal is to make people think our leaders don't have the power to prevent gun violence."“
Trump cuts the US budget relating to combatting mental health. Logically that means he can’t be concerned about the mentally ill perpetrating violence acts on our society. The article “Trump Cuts Funding For Mental Health Then Blames Mental Illness” states “Trump went out of his way to call the church shooting in Sutherland, Texas a mental health issue, but his budget makes huge cuts in mental health programs, on top of those with mental health issues who would lose their health insurance if Obamacare is repealed.”
In addition to Trump there are other lying Con Men in the GOP! The article “Paul Ryan Insists That ‘Prayer Works’ With Mass Shootings, Neglects To Specify How” states “In an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham on Monday, Paul Ryan lamented the tendencies of the “secular left” to dismiss calls for “thoughts and prayers” after mass shootings, in favor of discussing actual legislation that might do something to prevent them. Of course, anything we might actually do to prevent mass shootings would be something that would not go over very well with the Republican base, so Ryan is taking a different tack. He is saying that prayer works.”
The Gop is lying about this. They won’t to appeal to their base as they have been doing for decades. The article states “Paul Ryan and his ilk have had more than enough time to test out this “thoughts and prayers magic away mass shootings” theory.
They’ve tried it over and over again, and even started demanding that people specifically not talk about things we can do to prevent them directly after a tragedy. Clearly, the results of this have not been good. Perhaps it is time to try a different tack.”
Trump, Ryan, and other Gop ghouls are in the pockets of the NRA. The article “Rep. Robin Kelly: For Every Dollar Paul Ryan Got From the NRA, I Am Naming a Gun Victim” illustrates how Representative Robin Kelly called out Ryan as it states “Despite every effort, including a historic sit-in, we’ve failed to force Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team to hold a single vote on legislation to save American lives from gun violence. I was going to try again, and I was going to go after the root of the problem: the millions that the National Rifle Association spends to ensure the Speaker’s silence and inaction.
We all know that money has poisoned our politics. When it comes to stopping gun violence and money, tragically the dollars win out.
During the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent more than $30 million to elect President Donald Trump. However, most people overlook the millions that they poured into the campaigns of Republican congressional candidates so they could keep pushing their dangerous “guns everywhere, rules nowhere” agenda. For example, they poured more than $10,000 into Rep. Barbara Comstock’s coffers, one of the most endangered candidates that cycle. Speaker Ryan certainly got his cut, too: $5,950.
It’s crystal clear that the massive amount of money being poured into these races by the NRA is preventing us from even having a conversation on lifesaving legislation. Likewise, it is crystal clear that these campaign contributions are blood money.”
How idiotic are these red staters who still support Trump?
The article “Surprise, Surprise: Gun Violence in Red States” states “Pooh-poh this if you like, since it comes from the Center for American Progress, but the group just released a big study showing that--across 10 measures like the number of firearms homicides, number of total firearm deaths (including accidents etc.), law enforcement agents killed by firearms, and so on--the deadliest states are those with the most lax gun laws.
The "top" 10: Louisiana, Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, South Carolina, New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, and Georgia.”
Trump wanted his tough guy moment at the DMZ, but he couldn’t even pull that off as it was too foggy. What kind of tough guy chickens out because of the fog? The answer is Trump.
In addition to not supporting gun control, which jeopardizes our citizens, Trump’s dangerous insults of Kim Jong Un is making the world less safe.
The article “Trump tells North Korea: 'Do not try us'” states “Standing near the front line of the world's tensest standoff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a direct and personal warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, declaring during his first major speech in Asia that continued nuclear provocation could result in the communist nation's obliteration.
"The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger," Trump said during an address at South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul. "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."
In a bruising insult of the repressive regime founded by Kim Il-sung in the middle of last century and governed in his image ever since, Trump diminished the kingdom now ruled by his grandson.
"North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned," he said. "It is a hell that no person deserves."”
Trump’s buffoonish non-visit of the DMZ.
The article “Shrouded in Secrecy, Trump’s DMZ Trip Is Foiled by Fog” states ““This is where we’re going,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told us, holding up a piece of notebook paper on which she had scrawled the letters “DMZ.””.
Sounds like a bad reality TV show plot, but Trump can’t even get the mightiest military in the world’s history to take him on a photo-op over the DMZ. The article states “So began Mr. Trump’s clandestine and ultimately ill-fated attempt on Tuesday to visit one of the world’s most dangerous borders. In the end, dense fog forced Marine One and the helicopter convoy accompanying the president to turn back, costing a frustrated Mr. Trump a potent visual and leaving President Moon Jae-in of South Korea waiting at the DMZ for a commander in chief who would never arrive.”
What a pathetic buffoon Trump is.
Trump acts cowardly when he was face to face with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Trump spent so much time on the campaign trail castigating China for its trade imbalance with the US—accusing China of raping the US in this regard, but when he was face to face with Chinese President Xi Jinping, congratulated China for taking advantage of the US. Trump probably only has rape on its mind.
The article “Trump blames US for trade gap with China” states “President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing.
Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn't fault China for taking advantage of differences between the way the two countries do business.
"I don't blame China," Trump said during remarks to business leaders inside the Great Hall of the People. "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for benefit of their citizens? I give China great credit."”
Trump sucking up to Putin again.
Trump is denigrating our intelligence community again as he agrees with Putin regarding the Russians ruining out 2016 presidential election. The article “Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin told me Russia didn't meddle in US election” states “President Donald Trump has said that Vladimir Putin told him there was no Russian interference in the US election, and that he was offended by the mere suggestion.
“He said he didn't meddle,” said Mr Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One during his 11-day Asia trip.
“I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. But I just asked him again, and he said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they're saying he did.””…
Mr Trump has been loathe to accept his own intelligence agencies’ conclusions, and has vehemently denied any collusion between his team and Russia. He described the former heads of the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency - who have all testified to the extent of Russian interference - as “political hacks”.
And on Saturday he seemed to accept Mr Putin’s assurances above the verdict of the US officials.
“Look, I can't stand there and argue with him,” he said. “I'd rather have him get out of Syria, to be honest with you. I'd rather have him - you know, work with him on the Ukraine than standing and arguing about whether or not - because that whole thing was set up by the Democrats.”
He said the Russian president was angered by the suggestion that Moscow was attempting to interfere.
“Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn't do that.’ And I believe, I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. I think he's very insulted by it, if you want to know the truth.””
His advisors spun that well. It is a pity it is just propaganda. Trump is implying that if you don’t agree with him that the Russians didn’t help him win the election then you are working against the US. Trump is saying we must believe a former KGB agent and disagree with our intelligence community. Next, we will hear the right-wing propaganda organs parroting these inane opinions.
Trump, who has also been accused of pedophilia, won’t condemn fellow pedophile Roy Moore.
The article “Donald Trump believes Roy Moore will ‘step aside’ if allegations of sexual encounter with teen ‘are true’” portrays how Trump had White House press secretary Sarah Sanders equivocating for him about the latest GOP miscreant as it states ““Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life,” Sanders said."
Trump’s illegal behavior and his crooked team will lead to him being impeached.
The article “Ongoing Trump Migraine: His Initial Foreign Policy Team” states “At a March 31 meeting in a foreman’s lounge at the Trump Hotel in Washington, which was under construction, with Mr. Trump and the rest of the foreign policy team, Mr. Papadopoulos pitched the idea of a personal meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin. Mr. Clovis and others immediately expressed doubts about the wisdom of the idea, noting that Russia was under United States sanctions and denouncing the “optics” of a meeting with Mr. Putin, according to a former campaign aide who attended the meeting.
But Mr. Trump listened with interest and asked questions of Mr. Papadopoulos. Mr. Trump “didn’t say yes, and he didn’t say no,” said the former aide, who agreed to describe the meeting on the condition of anonymity.”
The article “Records show Papadopoulos frequently acted as Trump campaign rep” states “Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos represented the campaign at multiple forums and meetings, despite Trump officials' recent descriptions of him as "low level" and "the coffee boy."”
The article “Top Trump Campaign Aide Clovis Spoke to Mueller Team, Grand Jury” states “Sam Clovis, the former top TRUMP campaign official who supervised a man now cooperating with the FBI's Russia investigation, was questioned last week by special counsel Robert Mueller's team and testified before the investigating grand jury, a person with first-hand knowledge of the matter told NBC News.” Clovis is the source who said Trump listened to Mr. Papadopoulos’ pitch of a personal meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin.
The article “Carter Page Wanted Trump to Give Landmark Russia Speech” states “A former foreign policy aide to Donald Trump wanted the then presidential hopeful to make a landmark speech in Moscow during the 2016 race for the White House.
Transcripts of the House Intelligence Committee's interviews with Carter Page released Monday have revealed new information about the former campaign aide’s relationship to Russia.
Carter told the panel that he had suggested to other foreign policy advisers on the campaign that Trump make a trip to Russia in 2016.”
Both Papadopoulos and Page wanted Trump to meet with Putin or give a landmark Russian speech. Why—because Trump, just like “Tricky Dick” Nixon was, is a crook—the only difference is Trump’s crimes were perpetrated with Russians.
Trump’s family is cooperating with Mueller now.
The article “Jared Kushner's team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation” states “Jared Kushner has turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, CNN has learned.
Mueller's investigators have expressed interest in Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a White House senior adviser, as part of its probe into Russian meddling, including potential obstruction of justice in Comey's firing, sources familiar with the matter said.
Their questions about Kushner signal that Mueller's investigators are reaching the President's inner circle and have extended beyond the 2016 campaign to actions taken at the White House by high-level officials. It is not clear how Kushner's advice to the President might relate to the overall Russia investigation or potential obstruction of justice.”
I guess at holiday meals Trump will be patting Jared down in case he is wearing a wire.
Trump was so proud of Wilbur Ross, but it was probably because Ross could help him with the Russians, including Putin’s family. The article “Trump commerce secretary's business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files” states “Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law through a shipping venture in Russia.
Leaked documents and public filings show Ross holds a stake in a shipping company, Navigator, through a chain of offshore investments.”
If Trump was ethical he could have done what every other presidential candidate since “Tricky Dick” has done by releasing his taxes. Now we are wondering if Trump has business dealings with Putin that are being concealed in his hidden taxes.
The article “Trump attorney: We’ll challenge Mueller if he investigates old real estate deals” states “An attorney representing President Trump in the ongoing special counsel investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia said in an interview published Saturday that his team would challenge Robert Mueller if the probe began looking at Trump's business deals.
Politico reported Saturday that Jay Sekulow, a conservative attorney who joined Trump's team in June, said Trump's attorneys would challenge the legality of Mueller's actions if the special counsel were to begin looking at the president's old business deals at the Trump Organization.”
Trump’s team can make whatever threats they want, but Mueller is not going to be deterred.
The article “Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says” states “A Russian lawyer who met with President Trump’s oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, said in a two-and-a-half-hour interview in Moscow that she would tell these and other things to the Senate Judiciary Committee on condition that her answers be made public, something it hasn’t agreed to. She has received scores of questions from the committee, which is investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Veselnitskaya said she’s also ready -- if asked -- to testify to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.”
This is a classic example of quid pro quo.
Mueller is going after Flynn. The hope is that Flynn will offer dirt on Trump. The article “WSJ: Mueller probes Flynn role in plot to deliver cleric to Turkey” states “Former White House national security adviser Mike Flynn and his son are alleged to have been offered as much as $15 million to forcibly remove from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, The Wall Street Journal reports…
The Mueller investigation into the Flynns is part of an overall probe into the Trump campaign's involvement with Russia.
Flynn is also under legal scrutiny by Mueller's team for undisclosed lobbying that he did during the presidential campaign on behalf of the Turkish government, according to sources familiar with the matter. It's against the law to lobby in the United States on behalf of a foreign government without informing the Justice Department.”
What won’t Trump do to appeal to his idiotic base.
In the article “We don’t have a president.” we articulated that Trump can’t provide the compassion for our Gold Star heroes that the highest office in the world requires.
You can’t believe anything Trump does. He wanted his tough guy moment at the DMZ, but he couldn’t pull off this reality TV plot. Trump’s most sacred trust with the US is to protect, but due to his dangerous insults of Kim Jong Un, Trump is making the world less safe. Trump spent so much time on the campaign trail castigating China for its trade imbalance with the US, but face to face with Chinese President Xi Jinping Trump acted like the coward he is. Trump won’t disagree with Putin because he knows the former KGB agent has dirt on him and will use in on Trump if Trump doesn’t praise Putin. Trump won’t condemn fellow pedophile Roy Moore as Trump is afraid if he does he’ll receive new recriminations regarding his own sexual indiscretions. Trump’s illegal behavior and his crooked team—including his family, will lead to him being impeached.
Trump will pull any scam for a buck or a vote. With Mueller zeroing in on him Trump will prevaricate, as he is doing with Putin, to avoid impeachment.