Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Trump faces difficulties at home. His approval rating is the lowest of any president at eight months in office in polling back 71 years. The public by 66-28 percent says he’s done more to divide than to unite the country.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"A Promise Made is a Promise Kept" (Unless you're Donald Trump)



Let's look at some of those worthless Trump promises:






1)  Trump promised: "We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said in January. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us...Everybody’s got to be covered.”  BROKEN PROMISE

That's a promise Trump will not keep. Under his health care plan, the rich 1% will receive a massive tax break, and the poor and vulnerable will not be able to afford health care insurance. Also older Americans on Medicaid and Medicare will see a reduction in their services and an increase in premiums.




2)  Trump promised a big beautiful wall with a beautiful door to let the "good ones in," and Mexico is going to pay for it.   BROKEN PROMISE

Not only is Mexico not going to pay for it, but Trump's going to stick the US taxpayer with the billion dollar bill for building this improbable wall.



One of the central themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was to not only build a border wall, but to make Mexico pay for it. The claim didn’t just become an applause line for Trump on the campaign trail, it was a call-and-response rallying cry. But the Trump budget proposals revealed late Wednesday include $4.1 billion for the wall. Reuters reported that Trump was asking for $1.5 billion for the current fiscal year and another $2.6 billion for the 2018 budget year, which begins Oct. 1. The money will come from U.S. taxpayers and not Mexico, which has made it clear that it’s not paying for the wall.







3)  Trump promised to put America First for JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! BROKEN PROMISE



Look who’s looking for foreign workers: Trump Winery

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump’s son has applied to hire foreign workers to pick grapes after the company was unable to find U.S. citizens who want the job. Trump Vineyard Estates, better known as Trump Winery, has asked to bring in 29 workers this season through the federal H-2A visa program, The Daily Progress reported. The Charlottesville-area winery is owned by Eric Trump, whose father has called on businesses to hire Americans.




4)  Trump promised that American steel would be used to build the Keystone XL pipeline:  BROKEN PROMISE



American steel unlikely to get Keystone boost despite Trump order


When U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders to revive two controversial energy pipeline projects this week, he pledged to require new pipelines to use American-made steel, a gesture to workers in the hard-hit industry who helped propel him to power. But U.S. steelmakers will receive negligible benefit from the multi-billion dollar Keystone XL project, one of the two projects Trump ordered to proceed, because they have limited ability to meet the stringent materials requirements for the TransCanada line. Economists said Trump's order has many loopholes to enforcement and could violate international trade law.


(Trump made that promise without bothering to find out if it was legal. Another instance of Trump's governing by the seat of his enormous pants (when they're not on fire.)

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What have we learned? 

We've learned that Trump's word is worthless and that he's a first class liar and deceiver. 

And now Trump and his administration are under an FBI investigation.

Remember when Trump and his surrogates said it would be impossible for Hillary Clinton to be president while she was under FBI investigation?

Where are Trump's supporters who howled like reptiles in heat "LOCK HER UP!" now that their hero and his team are under FBI investigation?



The FBI probe into Trump and Russia is huge news. Our political system isn’t ready for it.
We’re so used to reports on Trump’s Russia ties that it’s easy to lose sight of the enormity here: There is an official FBI investigation into a presidential campaign’s possible collusion with a hostile foreign power for the first time in US history. Seasoned national security reporters, like the New York Times’s Matt Rosenberg, can scarcely believe it:


Folks, let’s take a step back and absorb the fact that the FBI has confirmed there is an espionage investigation involving the White House




A corrupt man will lead a corrupt administration.

11 comments:

Shaw Kenawe said...

WSJ editorial: Most Americans may conclude Trump 'fake president'


President Donald Trump's repeated lack of "respect for the truth" puts him in jeopardy of being viewed as "a fake President," The Wall Street Journal editorial board says.

"Two months into his presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump's approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn't show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he's a fake President," reads the editorial, which appeared online Tuesday night.

Trump's problem with truth

"This week should be dominated by the smooth political sailing for Mr. Trump's Supreme Court nominee and the progress of health-care reform on Capitol Hill," the editorial said. "These are historic events, and success will show he can deliver on his promises. But instead, the week has been dominated by the news that he was repudiated by his own FBI director."

While the Journal's editorial board was no friend of Trump during much of the 2016 campaign, the strong language in the editorial is particularly notable given the board's typically conservative outlook and the fact that the Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

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The editorial also slammed Trump for refusing to back off his administration's unsubstantiated allegations that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower. Multiple lawmakers, including Republicans, have called on Trump to apologize to Obama for making the claim without providing any evidence.

"He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence," the editorial board wrote. "Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims."

Asked about the editorial on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning, Texas Rep. Pete Sessions said Trump's unverified allegations do hurt his credibility.

"It does hurt," he said. "It hurts a lot not only for my party but for people to have a sobering look at what others are saying."

The J Mopper said...

Trump supporters and Faux News viewers are not interested in these issues. The issues they are interested are:
- Exposing the leakers (of sensitive data)
- Connecting Hillary to the Russians
- Illegal immigrants committing crimes

They are still clinging to hope regarding the wiretap claims and will ultimately conclude that it was clandestinely done along with a cover up.

Lee Arnold said...


After Comey’s Bombshell, Will Republicans Finally Act Like Americans?

There’s a startling pattern here. The only president ever forced from office was Republican Richard Nixon, following the Watergate scandal. Since Nixon, we’ve seen a Republican administration (Reagan) caught selling weapons to Iran to finance an illegal war in Central America; another Republican administration (GWB) that lied its way into a disastrous, decade-long war in Iraq, a war that cost 4,000 American lives and critically destabilized the Middle East but was never seriously investigated. And now this.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dear Gawd!

The right wingers' president wastes his time chasing after a teenage girl who put up a website that displeased the fake president.

Trump's malignant narcissism is not curable. He's not going to be "presidential" because he has a terrible personality disorder. If we think the past two months were horror shows of incompetence, lying, dissembling, blaming, and just plain juvenile stupidity, wait till we see what happens next!

And you are correct The J Mopper when you state that Trump's supporters don't care. They're as sick as he is. And everyone, except the 37%, know this.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Lee

I definitely see a pattern, but the Goopers don't. That's why the pattern keeps repeating itself. The Goopers know how to cheat to get the White House, but they don't know how to govern. Two months of incompetence by this fake president proves it.

Clearwater, Florida said...

Here's one of Trump's best supporters off of a far right blog explaining how great Putin and Putin's Russia is. I'm not making this up, this came from a supposed American, from a guy who belongs to a party that calls Democrats DemoRATS. And here he is sucking up to Putin:

Right Winger: "I admire and respect Mr. Putin. As does his people. He could be the salvation of Europe….think about it. He’s been the sole instrument for revitalizing Christianity in Russia too. Rebuilding all the churches and cathedrals from the old Soviet days too. We have to understand and collaborate with theRussians….IMO. They’re our natural allies. Regardless of their choice of a strong man…which the Russians have always wanted. Do we want another cold war? Think what an asset we and they could be for the salvation of the western worlds? They too…hate and despise iz-slime. What a power house against islamists we could be."

No one answered this mental case by pointing out that there is no freedom of the press, or any media for that matter, that Putin has had his opponents murdered by poisoning or other means, and that Putin took over the Ukraine and is trying to break up NATO and interfere in the EU. The idiot who wrote that see nothing wrong with a leader who is nothing like what Americans believe in, American ideals and Constitutional law.

He and many other like him aare the reason Trump is president. He believes in Totalitarianism and would have no problem if Trump were to dismantle the Bill of Rights, as long as he left the Christian Churches alone.

Amazing. Do these people think of themselves as Americans?

Flying Junior said...

Clearwater,

I was tangling with a couple of trolls on The Field Negro. I asked one of them straight up, "Don't you know about any of the political assassinations perpetrated by Putin?" "Haven't you even heard of the death of Alexander Litvenenko who was poisoned with plutonium in London?" "Do you have any idea of the conditions in Russian prisons?" "Don't you think it's funny that the term for president used to be four years in Russia and now it is six years? This means that Putin will continue to be president until 2024." "What do you think of the dissident rock and rollers, Pussy Riot? Do you know that they are still languishing in the worst of conditions in a women's prison?"

A confederate of the original troll answered all my questions. "Political opponents should be lined up before a firing squad. Degenerates should be imprisoned. That's how Putin has built a strong, secure and united Russia."

I am paraphrasing, yet I shit you not.

Shaw Kenawe said...


FJ, I'm not surprised. There's a fascist streak that runs through certain parts of America, and we're witnessing this from the right. They admired Putin over Barack Obama. They think they're loyal Americans, They are not. That any American can prefer an autocratic murderous thug over our democratically elected president shows how deeply deranged the Republicans are today.

Anonymous said...

Wall Street Journal compares Trump to 'a drunk' clinging to 'an empty gin bottle' in scathing editorial

Vanity Fair said...

"It can reasonably be said that our dear leader is now the most ridiculed man on the planet. In fact, he may well be the most ridiculed man in history. For a preening narcissist who takes himself terribly seriously, being the butt of the joke heard round the world has got to hurt. The handpicked assortment of craven nitwits and supplicants that he has surrounded himself with have valiantly tried to insulate him from the derision. But they’re only human. Your heart has to go out to the ones doing the heavy lifting: banty Sean Spicer, the M. C. Escher of the English language, and Kellyanne Conway, the president’s temperament fluffer. (Look away from CNN, Mr. President. There’s something shiny and bright over there!) Engaging as it is to watch these overworked mouthpieces, I fear their days must be numbered. Comments about microwaves that turn into spy cameras and what should be understood when the president puts words in quotation marks are having minimal effect in reducing the scorn heaped upon their boss. Hats off to them for their tenacity, but no amount of spin is going to change the fact that the Trump White House, like the company its inhabitant has run for the past four decades, continues to be a shambolic mess."

Infidel753 said...

The money will come from U.S. taxpayers and not Mexico, which has made it clear that it’s not paying for the wall.

Oh, Trump can pay for it by cutting back on other stuff here-and-there.

Clearwater/Flying: If Trump started palling around with Satan, the Trumpanzees would come up with reasons why Satan is actually a good guy. This would be especially entertaining in the case of the evangelicals, but I'm sure they'd manage.

The Field Negro is an intelligent and insightful blogger, but his comment section is a horror show of knuckle-dragging microcephalics. It's a paradox.