Not a day goes by but what Trump hasn’t some controversy surrounding himself of his administration. He is truly a study in human absurdity and narcissism at their very worst.
Donald Trump has once again engulfed himself in yet another completely avoidable controversy by inviting and then disinviting the Taliban for peace talks at Camp David during the week of the 9/11 anniversary. The covertly planned talks were abandoned after another Taliban terror attack inside Afghanistan left numerous people dead, including one American soldier.
Regardless of what one thinks of the idea of cutting a deal with the Taliban—the radical theofascistic gang which aided, abetted, and sheltered Al-Qaeda in the leadup to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon—there is no excuse for inviting its leaders to the United States during the week of 9/11. By simply holding the talks a week sooner or later, and perhaps in a third-party nation to avoid further unnecessary international legitimization of the brutal Islamist regime, the White House could have easily avoided the majority of the criticisms currently raining down on it.
The fact that the Trump administration would plan the talks so callously is a slap in the face to all those who lost loved ones in New York City on that horrific September morning. It represents a complete lack of empathy on the part of the president, perhaps not surprising coming from a man who boasted on 9/11 that the collapse of the WTC meant he now owned the tallest building in Manhattan.
Outrage has understandably been growing in reaction to the president’s aborted Taliban plans, and now he’s lashing out at the coverage. Trump took to Twitter to slam the “Fake News” for reporting that he overruled senior members of his administration and pushed for the Camp David meeting.
“This Story is False!” Trump said, which is usually what he says when a story about him is absolutely true but unflattering. He accused the “Dishonest Media” of cultivating the appearance of a White House in turmoil. Of course, anyone who has been paying attention the past few years knows that it’s far more than simply an appearance. This administration is, at all times, a spiraling chaotic mess.
The president went on to say that the media as a whole is “an arm of the Democrat Party,” a truly pathetic accusation coming from a man who whines when Fox News, little more than state propaganda at this point, runs a story that’s anything less than utterly obsequious towards him.
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Be alarmed. Trump, a man who wants to be Monarch, is dead serious about extending his tenure in office. It is a recurring theme of his for a reason. He means it.
President Donald Trump on Monday once again joked about extending his presidency beyond the constitutional confines of eight years, trying out a favorite bit on a new audience: FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
The two were fielding questions from reporters outside of the White House after meeting in part about gender equity in soccer — or how to make women’s soccer “even better and more equitable, etcetera, etcetera,” as Trump put it — when the president jested about extending his term to 2026, the year the FIFA World Cup will take place in North America.
“Gianni, we’re going to have to extend my second term because 2026 — I’m going to have to extend it for a couple of years,” he said.
“I don’t think any of you would have a problem with that,” he continued, apparently addressing the press corps assembled outside of the White House.
The prospect of Trump extending his presidency beyond two terms is a frequent refrain among the president and his boosters.
In May, Trump retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr. when the Evangelical conservative political figure said that the president should have his term extended because of the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference — a “corrupt failed coup,” to use Falwell’s language.
A month earlier, at an event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, Trump joked about remaining in office for even longer than that.
“This will find a permanent place, at least for six years, in the Oval Office,” he said about a trophy he received from the charity. “I was going to joke … and say at least for 10 or 14 years, but we would cause bedlam if I said that, so we’ll say six.”
And in 2018, he expressed admiration for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s limitless term.
“I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday,” he said.
Americans who know and respect the Constitution of the USA and the institutions of our Democratic Republic should be quite concerned. We now have an existential threat to the very core of our republic sitting in the Oval Office.
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On today’s episode of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson warned us that Americans are about to get leprosy because that’s God’s way of punishing us for legalized abortion… even though God’s had nearly five decades to make good on that threat but hasn’t done a thing.
… We have launched a program of destroying the lives of young children, you know, during abortion and even after abortions, they would be killed. And the blatant disregard for human life has gotten to a crescendo. And I wonder if a Holy God is going to do something, and one way He does it is through plague. We have now learned that something is happening in Los Angeles — an emergence of leprosy. Leprosy, ladies and gentlemen, in the United States of America.
After abortion? I don’t remember having that option in the delivery room…
That wasn’t even a response to a question. That was a teaser for a longer segment on a possible leprosy outbreak in Los Angeles.
Abortion, of course, has nothing to do with the spread of the disease. One doctor even notes that leprosy is “very easy to treat with a cocktail of three antibiotics.”
That means leprosy is more accurately the fault of a health care system that discriminates against the poor, a problem made worse by perpetual pushback from Republican lawmakers. Not abortion. Not even close.
How otherwise rational and intelligent people can believe the snake oil Robertson (and others of his ilk) tries to sells his flock is beyond a logical persons ability to comprehend.