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I just got an email from Elizabeth Warren and its subject line was my plan to repair the state department. If that doesn’t scare you then you don’t know very much about how foreign policy works. foggy bottom as the state department is referred to as one of the most important departments in our government. it’s our conduit to the rest of the world. Trump and Bannon have made it their mission to destroy the state department. I’m sure under orders from Putin.
Putin would love us to leave NATO, that has been his goal since he became president of the Russian federation. And Trump seems to be all in on that idea. We have allies that we have nurtured through the years that are being ignored. our biggest trading partners Canada and Mexico are not happy with us. The UK and France are in the same boat. I cannot think of any world leader other than the ones that are to the far right or dictators that are happy with this President.
This president hates to be mocked and yet he makes it so easy to mock him. If you went to class when you are in school unprepared for an oral exam or presentation you are laughed at. he does this on a daily basis when he meets with foreign leaders. He’s unprepared and ill-advised. Yesterday I saw that he wants to put a conspiracy theorist in the job as thedirector of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats.we need this man out of office as soon as possible. Yes I would love to see him impeached and I understand why people say we need to impeach him but I know that that would just make his people more vehement to have them re-elected. I am so torn on this subject of impeachment because it is the way that we need to use to get rid of bad presidents or other office holders. Unfortunately it’s taking too long and we are too close to an election to have him impeached. Let’s let the American people, if they still have a say, get him out of office.
Whatever you want to call it, the president’s faculties are starting to look suspicious. He calls his National Security advisor John Bolton Michael Bolton, he missed writes his own wife’s name and calls her Melanie, he couldn’t even remember his chief of staff’s name General John Kelly. So calling the CEO of Apple whose name is pretty well known by everyone in the world Tim Apple is not just insulting but disturbing.
I was under the impression that the fake news maven, Donald Trump Junior, was off the grid. I guess he’s not off the grid enough to stop putting out false information. This one is really odd. President Trump has never had an approval rating over 50% from Gallup polls since he’s been in office. So why does Donald Trump Junior doctor an image to make it look like he’s at 50% ? These are facts and it’s hard to argue with facts although if you live in that bubble I guess not. Gallup is a right-leaning polling organization. Their numbers are always higher for republicans then from other organizations. On the other hand Quinnipiac polls or left-leaning polling organization and therefore their polls favor a more Progressive agenda. Why would Donald Trump jr. Fake information from one of its allies ? It seems that Samantha Bee calling him de Forrest Gump of White House scandals is very appropriate.
This morning I saw Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, say that Independents are flocking to Trump, if this Washington Post/ABC News poll is to be believed, that is not the case. The problem for Trump is that the next few weeks people are going to be watching the Olympics and much of the coverage on television is going to be about the Olympics. This period allows people’s feelings to cement.
Interviews at his rallies shows that even his ardent supporters are starting to ask that he become more stable. The temperament issues is a very big thing with the American people and their leader. 3 months is a long time in politics but Trump is starting to fall quicker than anyone I’ve seen before.
John McCain, the self-described Maverick, must be having quite a hard time right now. In the face of overwhelming evidence that Donald Trump is not a friend to Veterans John McCain remain silent. When Donald Trump said he had donated millions of dollars to Veterans groups it was a lie. He only donated money wants the lie was exposed. He has attacked a gold star family. He has accepted the Purple Heart from someone and said it wasn’t that hard to get. What else must Donald Trump do to get John McCain to say enough?
The sad thing about this, is that those of us who don’t like Trump or support him will just not like him a little bit more. His supporters on the other hand will hear this and think of this as a rallying cry for how they inbody his bigotry and racism. If you search dog whistle Politics on my blog you’ll see how many times I bring this up regarding Donald Trump. It angers me when the media says that Donald Trump is a master of the media. Adolf Hitler was a master of the media. That’s not a compliment that’s just saying that they are manipulative. I hope that the media stops following Trump along like a little dog. I hope the media start not only endorsing Hillary butt also not cover Trump each time he goes to the bathroom. The coverage needs to be even. And I’m not seeing that and that’s why I said that Roger Ailes destroyed the fourth estate.
Reince priebus the Republican chair said gleefully that Donald Trump would launch his Hispanic Outreach tour as it the first part of the official presidential campaign. So it was announced that Trump would be visiting Miami for a round table. This is a round table that had been scheduled for July 8th, then postponed, then postponed, and then scheduled for next Tuesday. Now the Trump campaign says members of the Round Table will not be available on Tuesday. Perhaps they’re being run out of town. Meanwhile Rachel Maddow today and her show explains where Donald Trump jr. Was while the Democrats were in Philadelphia. He was in Philadelphia Mississippi. And before you think that they did this as some sort of a joke let me explain the history. Philadelphia Mississippi is best known to the country for the brutal murder and burial of three civil rights activists in the sixties. Those involved were part of the community and also part of the police force. So it became a regular stomping ground for segregationist like George Wallace. So it isn’t surprising that’s Trump jr. Would show up and this still all white stronghold in Mississippi. The crowd look like uh graduation from Caucasian University although none of them look like they went to University. Dog whistle politics are the Forte of Donald Trump’s campaign. And once again he shows that he’s the master of getting white supremacist on the bandwagon for his campaign.
Donald Trump has no interest in the Latino vote. He is more interested in getting those who don’t believe in the United States to register to vote for the first time and vote for someone they believe will have their backs as white supremacists. There’s a special place in hell for people like Donald Trump.
In an article in the New York Times it is reported that when John Kasich was asked to be Donald Trump’s running mate he was told that he would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. When asked what would Trump do you they replied “Make America great again”.
So if that’s the template for how the White House under Trump would run then we have one of the most Anti gay individuals running the White House in Mike Pence. He is for dangerous and cruel so-called “Gay conversion therapy”, he wants marriage equality to be banned, he is against transgender bathroom bills, basically wants to take us back to the 1950s. If that’s what Trump thanks making America great again is I’m afraid of what he’s going to do with the rest of the issues that a president has to deal with.
Sure Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire, the owner of a large media Empire, someone who ran has a Republican and then an independent for public office. Most importantly Michael Bloomberg is used by moderates as a man of the people. Remember he’s the guy who wanted to ban the sugary super-sized obesity creating sodas at fast food joints. He cares and he cares a lot and this is unprecedented. It’s very rare that a party will give someone from outside the party uprimetime speaking slot. Wednesday is the same day that Vice President Biden and President Obama will be speaking. This is how much the Hillary Clinton campaign understands how important his endorsement is. I believe that Independence will also understand how important his endorsement of Hillary Clinton is.
The television networks must be saying “you’re fired” to Donald Trump tonight. John McCain got 38 million, 6 million more than Donald Trump did last night. I think a week that was promised to be full of stars and then up with a list of c-list actors and musicians from the eighties left people disappointed and when it was time for Donald Trump to speak people were really tired of what was going on in the travesty in Cleveland.