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Monday, July 15, 2019

Oh Dear Gawd!






Trump says he’s not concerned about being racist because “many people agree” with him 

He also falsely accused Ilhan Omar of “speaking about how wonderful al-Qaeda is” in his latest racist rant. 


 While Trump was taking questions from reporters during an event that was ostensibly supposed to be a “Made in America Product Showcase,” Fox News reporter John Roberts asked him if it concerns him that “many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?” 

 Trump said that he is not, in fact, worried about it. “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” he said. “And all I’m saying — they want to leave, they can leave. Now, it doesn’t say, ‘Leave forever.’ It says, ‘Leave if you want.’”




Reactions to Trump's Racist Remarks


Jon Meacham: Trump Now Tied For ‘Most Racist President In American History’



"Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says President Donald Trump is now tied for number one in a category he likely won’t be bragging about. 

 “He has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history,” Jon Meacham said on MSNBC on Monday, referring to the leader who routinely finishes at or near the very bottom of presidential rankings by historians. "




The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh's The News and Observer:


Are you OK with a racist president, Republicans? 

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 15, 2019 10:14 AM





I can answer that.

Republicans are just fine with trump's racism, and lying, and adulteries, and con jobs. 

They love him because he represents their values.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The GOP's Racist President...

Tweet raged Sunday morning implying that certain freshman US Representatives should go back to their "catastrophic, corrupt, and inept" governments.  Thing is we know who President Dotard means:  A.O.C. of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Boston, Mass., Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, but born in Somalia.

Of the four women Trump indirectly attacked in his Tweet Rage, ALL BUT ONE IS AMERICAN BORN. The idiot  GOP president indirectly called  the government he heads "a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world."

Yes, President Dotard described his GOP government quite aptly!


The unmistakable ugliness of Trump urging brown-skinned congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries




In tweets Sunday, Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who, he says, should go back to their home countries. He tweets: “You can’t leave fast enough.” In fact, the lawmakers in question are Americans, and all but one were born in the United States.













....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!


Representative Brendan F. Boyle, Democrat of Pennsylvania, made the point that he is from an immigrant family, but had never come under racially charged criticism from the president. He is white. 

 “Like some of my Democratic colleagues, I’m young, from an immigrant family, also very critical of Trump,” Mr. Boyle wrote on Twitter. “Funny thing though, he never tells me to ‘go back where I come from.’ Hmm I wonder why?”

Friday, July 12, 2019

Trump's America

Reporters describe stench of urine,” he reported.
VP saw 384 men sleeping inside fences, on concrete w/no pillows or mats. They said they hadn’t showered in weeks, wanted toothbrushes, food. Stench was overwhelming. CBP said they were fed regularly, could brush daily & recently got access to shower (many hadn’t for 10-20 days.)



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CNN's @PamelaBrownCNN & @betsy_klein are w/ @VP as he tours border detention site. Pamela speaks w/ Pence shortly on @AC360. Detainees say they're hungry, held in caged cells for 40 days w/no showers/toothpaste. One yelled, “This isn’t human.” Reporters describe stench of urine.


ACOSTA OUT




I've lost count of how many of trump's cabinet officers and aides have left in the 2 1/2 years he's been disgracing the Office of the President of the United States.

Worst. President. Ever!



After trump said Acosta was doing a great job as Labor Secretary, Acosta resigned over the Epstein child rape scandal and the controversial, actually, scandalously light punishment the rapist got under Acosta's time as U.S. attorney in Miami.




"Donald Trump is friends with at least five pedophiles, most of whom were involved in sex trafficking or blackmail schemes. There's Epstein, Casablancas, Arif, Nader, Cohn. Who the hell is friends with five pedophiles?!"


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What sort of people continue to support trump? Are they all just numb to his degeneracy? His dishonesty? His constant lying? His sexual assaults? 


Acosta Resigned. The Caligula Administration Lives On. 

The Epstein case is a reminder of the depraved milieu from which our president sprang.

From now on, I will refer to this era asThe Trump Pig Presidency.

There's no other term appropriate enough to describe what trump and his presidency is.




Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Trump, Acosta, and Epstein

UPDATE BELOW

Trump continues to support Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta who was responsible for giving child rapist and one-time friend of Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, a lenient sentence for his crimes.

Anyone else would have been put away for life. 

Acosta allowed Epstein to go to a minimum security, country club-style jail and was allowed a work release program which meant he was at his office 12 hours a day.

Any other child rapist would have been put away for life.

Why did Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta give Jeffrey Epstein such a light sentence for his henious crimes?







Trump on Tuesday told reporters Epstein was unavoidable as a prominent figure in the Palm Beach community: "I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you."

Donald Trump on Jeffrey Epstein:

"I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."


NYTimes:

Roger J. Stone Jr., the former Trump adviser, wrote in his book “The Clintons’ War on Women,” which was published during the campaign, that Mr. Trump “turned down many invitations to Epstein’s hedonistic private island and his Palm Beach home.” Once when Mr. Trump visited Mr. Epstein at his Palm Beach home, Mr. Stone wrote, he later seemed to joke about the scene of underage girls he witnessed there. 

 “The swimming pool was filled with beautiful young girls,” Mr. Trump later told a Mar-a-Lago member, according to Mr. Stone. “‘How nice,’ I thought, ‘he let the neighborhood kids use his pool.’” 

Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to Mr. Trump, said he raised concerns about the candidate’s involvement with Mr. Epstein before Mr. Trump officially began his presidential campaign. But Mr. Trump assured Mr. Nunberg that he had barred Mr. Epstein from entering his clubs after Mr. Epstein had tried to recruit a woman who worked at Mar-a-Lago.


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Yes, Bill Clinton is going to be stained by his connection to Epstein. But Clinton is gone from office and Trump isn’t. 

Trump appears to have barred Epstein over a business deal not over the young women. That fits the pattern. Women, ok but don’t mess with Trump’s money. 

Hopefully SDNY will be able to make a case against Donald as being aware of Epstein’s actions and not reporting it or maybe even taking part in them.

UPDATE:



Monday, July 8, 2019

Epstein is a monster.

 Charlie Pierce, Esquire:


"It took me a couple of tries to wade through the muck of the indictment that the Southern District of New York dropped on Jeffrey Epstein on Monday. Every time I got sort of rolling, I'd run into a sentence like this: 


Epstein typically would also masturbate during these sexualized encounters, ask victims to touch him while he masturbated, and touch victims' genitals with his hands or with sex toys. 

It is impossible that Epstein's many influential friends and houseguests didn't know about this. Apparently, Epstein was not shy about his predilections. The current President* of the United States was a frequent running buddy, and he said in New York magazine back in 2002: I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. And before the flying monkeys take wing, let me say that, if any Democratic politician was involved in these late Roman Empire hootenannys, that person should be convicted and buried under the jail as well. This is not a stick-to-politics moment. 

This is going to screw up the political moment good and proper, though. Unless Epstein cuts a quick deal at the encouragement of all those people who suddenly don't know him anymore, this is going to be a long and garish public spectacle. It's going to devour news cycle after news cycle. And if anything emerges connecting the president* directly to Epstein's alleged crimes, there isn't going to be a news cycle anymore. There will be only this story, over and over again. "


MORE HERE.


 And this:

“Jane Doe” alleges Donald Trump sexually assaulted her on four separate occasions, culminating in a rape when she was just 13 at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion.
Her evidence? Three sworn declarations – from her, a friend she confided in at the time, AND one of Epstein’s recruiters.

Trump friend, Jeffrey Epstein arrested on pedophilia and sex trafficking charges.


Jeffrey Epstein: Trump once praised billionaire charged with sex trafficking minors for liking women 'on the younger side'

DONALD J. TRUMP on accused pedophile and sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein:

"I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."





Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.

 Epstein was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in federal court in New York on Monday. Epstein faces charges brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan, after previously evading similar charges when he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami.

Judge rules DOJ violated the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein Judge rules DOJ violated the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein The charges, contained in a sealed indictment, involve alleged sex trafficking crimes committed between 2002 and 2005, according to law enforcement sources.

The indictment alleged that the crimes occurred in both New York and Palm Beach, Florida. A team of federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, along with some in the public corruption unit, have been assigned to the case. Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is one of the prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the case.



Why the Trump White House Is Caught Up in the Jeffrey Epstein ScandalIn the years since Mr. Epstein was first accused of sexually abusing minors, one of Mr. Trump’s Cabinet officials has been accused of letting him off easy.


The TrumpCultists don't mind their president palled around with a pedophile and sex trafficker, do they. Just as long as their IRA accounts do well, TrumpCultists don't care about Trump's immorality.



Trump Is Unusually Friendly With People Accused Of Crimes Against Children




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My thoughts on Jeffrey Epstein: it is a just thing he may finally be held to account. And all those who were connected to him whether president or former, republican or Democrat, lawyer or layman should be held to account as well.




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Epstein is connected to US Atty. Gen., Bill Barr.

Bill Barr's father, Donald Barr, was headmaster at the Dalton School in NYC. He hired Epstein, a two-time college dropout, to teach physics and calculus to high school students.

Hmmmmm.

Alexander Acosta, the U.S. Atty. in Miami who cut a secret deal to keep Epstein out of jail and sealed all the evidence was Trump's mysterious pick for Secy. of Labor!