Lies about President Trump

Introduction by The Editor:
The people known as the "political left" in U.S. politics are those whose primary goal is the strengthening and expansion of (and reliance upon) the federal government, especially if that expansion increases their own power and leverage.  This pursuit of power is more important to them than a strict adherence to the truth.  Therefore, to win arguments and attract followers, they lie.  They lie about unemployment numbers and job creation.  They lied about Obamacare to get it into law.  They lie about taxes and spending.  They lie about energy production.  They lied about the Benghazi fiasco.  They lie about immigration.  They lie about Islamic terrorism.  They lie about whatever they have to in order to maintain power.

Donald Trump came along and defeated their candidate in the 2016 election.  Now the political left, with 24-hour assistance from the "mainstream" news media, lie about the President constantly, hoping to convince you that he's ruining America.  Here are some examples:

Mueller's Theory:  Trump Defrauded Voters.  "Prosecutors' Narrative Is Clear:  Trump Defrauded Voters."  So declares the first part of the headline of a New York Times article by Peter Baker and Nicholas Fandos. [...] I find odd the notion that Trump defrauded voters.  No candidate in my lifetime ever painted a clearer, more vivid picture of himself for voters.  For better or for worse, we knew what we were getting (and no, it wasn't a Putin stooge).

Sherrod Brown:  Trump's 'Phony' Populism Is 'Anti-Semitic,' 'Racist'.  Sunday [11/25/2018] on ABC's "This Week," Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said President Donald Trump's "phony" populism was anti-Semitic and racist.  Brown said, "Fundamentally you've seen a president with his phony populism where the White House looks like a retreat for Wall Street executives, except when it looks like a retreat for oil executives, except when it looks like a retreat for pharmaceutical executives."

Out:  Russia. In:  Saudi Arabia.  The progressive narrative of President Trump as evil never changes, but the argument keeps changing.  Even before he was inaugurated, he was denounced as a pawn of Russia's Putin, a traitor.  Robert Mueller was appointed with the mission of proving this but so far has come up with nothing that has leaked out.  As the oil explorers say, he has nothing but "dry hole."  Since Trump must be a pawn of nefarious foreigners (except when he is a dangerous nationalist, heedless of our obligations to other nations), we now have hysterical accusations that he is instead a pawn of Saudi Arabia, because he insists on maintaining the strategic relationship with that Arab absolute monarchy.

Dan Crenshaw:  Let's Not Claim Trump Is Guilty of "Literal Attacks" on the Press.  I've Been Literally Attacked.  [Video clip]

Obama Trashes President Trump: 'Confused, Shrouded in Hate, Racism... Mommy Issues'.  Barack Obama trashed President Trump on Monday night while speaking about ways to mobilize Americans to bring about social change at an Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.  Arrogant Obama accused President Trump of ignoring the climate change hoax because he's a racist with mommy issues.

The Democrats Are the Threat to Democracy.  They say that Trump loves autocrats, like Russia's Vladimir Putin or North Korea's Kim Jong-un.  Of course, the evidence proves the contrary:  Trump has been tougher on Russia than his predecessor and Trump threatened nuclear war against Kim Jong-un, which prompted the young North Korean dictator to — however briefly — come to his senses and seek a peaceful accommodation with the West. [...] They believe that Trump is eviscerating the hallowed independence of the Department of Justice because he is seeking to prevent "the truth" of his duplicity in the 2016 election from getting out.  All of this, of course, is easily proven to be false (never mind that the DOJ is not an independent branch of the government; it's part of the Executive Branch which the president leads!).

The Dems are Mad.  This has been a coordinated effort on the left to take Trump out.  Destroy him, and his family.  Sadly, it has taken over the left.  Its main success has been keeping most on the center-left filled with 24/7 hate.  I originally thought they would eventually have to pull back from this effort.  I couldn't imagine that they would still be developing and making up new reasons to hate Trump several times a week for two years.  Unfortunately, the left did it.  And they did it with relish, with gusto, and with blinders on.  The media, bless their hearts, stoked the flames.  Their staggering hatred, their staggering bias is there for all to see.  Most recently, look at the week of outrage about Trump calling himself a nationalist.  Then look at the reporting about the Synagogue murders.  They actually blamed Trump for that.  Why not?  They blamed him for everything else.

Global Warming Propaganda in the Election Season.  The Washington Post is right on schedule, turning weather into politics, [...] All because of environment-hating Donald Trump, we have storms, hurricanes, snow, rain, heat, and any other form of weather.  If only Trump didn't pull the plug on the Paris agreements, the fierce hurricanes of the last two years would not have happened.  Instead Houston, Florida, and the Carolinas would have had nothing but tropical breezes.

Media nightmare:  Black pro-Trump voters.  Because President Trump is an Alt-Right, White-Supremacist, Nationalist Racist who wants to bring black slavery back in America, he dispatched a tweet proudly declaring record support among black voters.  "New Fox Poll shows a '40% Approval Rating by African Americans for President Trump, a record for Republicans.'  Thank you, a great honor!"  See, the thing you don't understand about Alt-Right, White Supremacist, Nationalist Racists is that while their entire mission is to bring back black slavery, they also really want to be popular among black voters.  Such disgusting white privilege!

Hanoi Jane Parallels Trump And Hitler And Rise Of The Third Reich.  Republican presidents are usually referred to as Hitler and this year is no different.  Never mind that it's a mid-term election and not a presidential election year.  Actress Jane Fonda, a.k.a.  Hanoi Jane is the latest celeb to make headlines by paralleling the rise of Adolf Hitler and President Trump.

Establishment Media Smear Trump as 'Nazi,' 'Virus,' 'Unfit to Be Human'.  The video below, compiled by the Media Research Center, is not a compilation gathered from the darkest recesses of the Internet, is not cherry-picked from some obscure left-wing YouTube show.  This is the establishment media, this is CNN, this is NBC News, this is the Washington Post, this is the New York Times, this is ABC News, and this is CBS attacking President Trump and his supporters as "Nazis," "white supremacists," a "virus," and "unfit to be human."  [Video clip]

The left is desperate and floundering badly.  Readers of AT are likely to have seen the many, many clips of deranged leftists who spew their anti-Trump venom 24-7 on CNN and MSNBC.  No reason to name them all — they all say exactly the same things.  Each one of them morphs seamlessly into the next one.  It is hard to imagine the level of their rhetoric being worse than it was throughout the 2016 campaign, but it is.  They have gone off the rails, out of their minds. [...] The left's accusations have ramped up beyond calling Trump Hitler, Stalin, tyrant, dictator, etc.  They call him racist a thousand times a day, even though the man has never said or done a racist thing in his life.

Trump The Dictator?  Far-left billionaire Tom Steyer is one of the world's most notorious hypocrites.  These days, he is devoting many millions to the cause of impeaching President Trump.  In advance of the midterms, he is flooding Facebook with anti-Trump ads, including this one, "A Modern Dictator's Playbook."  Steyer's video says that Trump is well on the way to being a dictator like Saddam Hussein (because he feeds enemies into wood chippers?), Hugo Chavez (this one is funny, since Chavez was idolized by the American left), Vladimir Putin (Trump is exactly like Putin, because Putin murders journalists while Trump criticizes them), Recep Erdogan (per Barack Obama, one of his favorite foreign leaders) and Kim Jong-un (hard to tell what the analogy is here).  A sane person would say that in order to be a dictator, you have to... dictate.  In the American context, this presumably would mean issuing unconstitutional executive orders.  But that is what Barack Obama did, not Donald Trump.

Salon Goes For Another Spin:  U.S. Homeless Problem is All Trump.  The only way to solve the problem is improving the economy.  Letting a bunch of migrants [into this country] would not do much to improve the economy, however, Salon does not focus on this.  Instead, they focus on the plight of the homeless and how President Trump is "obsessed" with not allowing these migrants into our homeland.

Julia Ioffe Apologizes After Saying Trump Radicalized More People than ISIS.  GQ writer Julia Ioffe quickly apologized Monday after claiming that President Trump had radicalized more people than ISIS on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper.  "I think, you know, this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization, and this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did," Julia Ioffe said.  "That's just... it's unconscionable for you to say that," CNN's David Urban shot back.

Maybe It's Time To Stop Trying To Get Along.  Donald Trump doesn't owe any of these charlatans in politics or the media an apology for the actions of someone else.  After two years of calling him a racist (something they missed while they were inviting him to their parties for 30 years before he became a Republican), homophobe (though he was for gay marriage long before they were), Hitler, and everything else you can imagine.  They've called him an idiot and a mastermind, a puppet and dictator, an empty suit and a totalitarian.  You name it, they've called him all sides of it depending upon what their narrative required at the moment.

200 Liberal Hack Journalists Sign Letter Condemning Trump for Violence against the Press.  President Trump has broken more economic records in his first two years than any president in history.  And his foreign policy successes are just as impressive.  Despite this the liberal mainstream media has found a way to publish anti-Trump screeds 92% of the time.  Then they all sit back and [complain] when Trump fires back at their bias and lies.  On Thursday [10/25/2018] 200 hack journalists signed a letter condemning Trump for what they say is violence against the press.  These are the same asshats who have ignored over 600 beatings and violent acts against Trump supporters for the past two years.

Maxine Waters Calls on Trump to 'Take Responsibility' for Bombs.  Rep. Maxine Waters responded on Thursday to the slew of suspicious packages potentially containing explosives that were sent to multiple high-profile Democrats the prior day.  "I think the president of the United States should take responsibility for the kind of violence that we're seeing for the first time in different ways," the California Democrat told Blavity.  "I think the president of the United States has been dog whistling to his constituency ... and I think that they're acting out, but they believe the president wants them to do and the way that he wants them to act."

GQ Writer Blames Trump For Synagogue Shooting.  A correspondent for GQ blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday, where at least 10 people were killed and several others were injured.  Julia Ioffe sent out a tweet saying, "This president makes this possible.  Here," hours after the shooting, also referencing Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December of 2017, directing the State Department to relocate the U.S. embassy.  "I hope the embassy move over there, where you don't live was worth it," she tweeted.

Former Bush And Reagan Administration Official:  Hitler Was Better Person Than Trump.  On Tuesday [10/23/2018], a former senior policy analyst in the Reagan administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Treasury Department in the Bush 41 White House essentially stated that Adolf Hitler was a better person than President Trump.

Man accused of groping woman on Southwest flight says Trump said 'it's OK'.  A woman flying from Houston to Albuquerque on Sunday had just settled into her seat and fallen asleep when she was awoken by an unwanted touch — a hand from behind her grabbing the right side of her breast.  And the man authorities say is responsible allegedly cited President Donald Trump's past lewd language about women.  Federal prosecutors allege the hand belonged to 49-year-old Bruce Michael Alexander from Tampa, Florida, another passenger on the Southwest Airlines flight, who reportedly told authorities after being arrested Sunday that "the President of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts," according to a criminal complaint.

'We have a president who is a pathological liar': Sanders slams Trump.  Liberal Senator Bernie Sanders slammed President Donald Trump as a 'pathological liar' and a 'terrible example' for his seven grandchildren ahead of speculation he may make another presidential bid in 2020.

Maxine Waters Accuses Trump of Inciting Violence After He Told People to Vote.  Of all the people to accuse another person of inciting violence through divisive rhetoric, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has no leg to stand on.  Waters recently accused President Donald Trump of fomenting violence among the right during his speech in Iowa on Tuesday, naming the point where he urged the crowd to vote.  "You will have your chance to render your verdict on the Democrats' outrageous conduct on November 6th," said Trump, talking about America rendering its opinion on the Democrats' dog and pony show around Brett Kavanaugh at the ballot box.  Waters, for some reason, took this suggestion to vote by Trump as inciting violence, according to Fox News: [...]

Being president already cost President Trump $1.4 bilion.  The past two Democratic presidents made out like bandits accumulating post-presidential net worths of $40 million or more, which was about $40 million more than they were worth when they entered the White House.  Running for president not only cost President Trump $66 million in donations to his own campaign but the value of his companies shrank.  "Trump's net worth has dropped from $4.5 billion in 2015 to hold steady at $3.1 billion for the past two years.  As a result, the president has fallen 138 spots on the latest The Forbes 400 list, which will be released Wednesday," The Hill reported.  He is now No. 248.  So much for that emoluments case.

Let's Blame Every Death on President Trump.  Fake News is a term popularized by President Donald Trump to characterize the mainstream media.  Not all journalists, as the President notes, but the major American media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and the New York Times.  While the media objects to such a characterization, they do little to dispel their new found reputation.  Only last week, the New York Times reinforced their fake news label with the story of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley supposedly ordering expensive curtains for her official residence when in reality the curtains were ordered by the Obama administration.  The fact that it took two years for curtains to be installed after being ordered is an interesting sidelight of government inefficiency.  A small amount of research and fact checking would have kept the egg off the NY Times' faces for publishing a bogus story.  Was this deliberate or incompetence or both?

No, Trump's Presidency Is Not Failed.  If you watch the news on a daily basis — enhanced by the recent death of John McCain and the Kavanaugh hearings — you would think the country was near Armageddon.  With the release of the anonymous column in the New York Times, a picture is painted of an administration in disarray and a country in peril.  From what anyone can see the reality is very much the opposite.

Trump, Scientism, and Puerto Rico.  With Hurricane Florence churning over the Carolinas, the media seems to be licking its lips in anticipation of President Trump's "Katrina moment." [...] The claim that almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria is a lie.  It is a pernicious lie because it is so casually repeated and accepted without question.  "Nearly 3,000 people died," you say?  Any normal person immediately thinks 3,000 people clearly died in the hurricane or immediately after.  Perhaps one thinks of a list of 3,000 names or 3,000 funerals.  Surely no one would make a claim like this without such lists.  Not so fast.  Politicians and the media only estimate that almost 3,000 people died and this number is based only on "studies" conducted by so-called "experts" using computer models.  Whatever the language used to make these studies the end result is still an approximation.

Hurricanes, Death Tolls, and Trump.  It's Hurricane Katrina all over again.  Since the election of climate denier Donald Trump, the politicization of major hurricanes — along with a torrent of hysterical news coverage and blame-laying — is back en vogue.  During last year's unusually active hurricane season, the media, Democratic politicians and scientific activists claimed the devastating storms were Trump's fault even though he had been president for less than a year; some suggested voters in the red states that helped elect Trump deserved to have their property destroyed or even to be killed.  (The Washington Post editorial board already this week has blamed Trump for Hurricane Florence, [...])

What's really behind the rise in political violence.  [Scroll down]  Take, for example, The Washington Post, which suggested in an editorial this week that President Trump is "complicit" about Hurricane Florence because he doesn't support the Post's preferred climate-change policy.  Now, whatever your feelings about Trump's climate-change policy — or lack thereof — he's not responsible for a hurricane any more than former President Barack Obama was responsible for Hurricane Sandy.  At best, Trump's policy may be contributing to future global warming.  But that's not the Post's suggestion.  Instead, the Post editors suggest that Trump is himself a King Triton, stirring the seas into hurricane-friendly territory.

WaPo: Trump 'complicit' in hurricane Florence.  The Washington Post has published some silly editorials over the years, but perhaps none reach the pinnacle of silliness like the editorial they published today that accuses Donald Trump in being "complicit" in a hurricane. [...] Even if you believe the theory of global warming, stating that there is "no reasonable doubt" that humans are responsible for any increase in hurricane intensity is either a statement of ignorance or an outright lie.

Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN.  Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company.

Washington Post:  President Trump is "Complicit" in Creating Hurricane Florence.  Just when you think we might have reached peak Trump Derangement Syndrome; along comes an even bigger nut to raise the bar on crazy: [...] Apparently President Trump is such a significant presence he now commands control over planetary meteorology.

Trump Denies That The Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Was 3,000. Here's Where The Number Came From.  On Thursday [9/13/2018], President Trump leapt directly into the path of an oncoming public disaster, tearing into the official Puerto Rican government estimate of the death toll from Hurricane Maria just before Hurricane Florence was scheduled to make landfall. [...] Now, there are serious questions to be asked about whether the Trump administration's response to Maria was sufficient and whether malfeasance largely rested with the local authorities.  Those questions were exacerbated yesterday by footage of millions of bottles of water sitting on a tarmac in Puerto Rico.  But there's also no question that the original death count of 6 to 18 was extraordinarily low, and clearly not accurate.

Joe Scarborough says Trump is 'a bigger threat to the American dream than foreign adversaries' in 9/11 op ed.  The feud between President Donald Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has been kept under wraps in recent months, but it exploded in a very big way on Tuesday [9/11/2018].  That is when The Washington Post published an editorial by Scarborough with the headline 'Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could'.  Scarborough wrote in his piece about that 'the tragic lessons of that time are still lost on our leaders,' referring to both George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as Trump.  He did single out Trump however in the headline and to close the piece, while suggesting that the president's supporters were complicit in his actions.  He also tweeted it out.

Dem Who Compared Trump to Bin Laden Also Said 'Nazis' Work in White House.  Illinois Democrat Sean Casten, who found himself in hot water after his belief that President Donald Trump has a "tremendous amount in common" with terrorist Osama bin Laden was revealed by the [Washington] Free Beacon, has also told voters there are "Nazis" in the White House.  Casten, the Democratic nominee in Illinois' sixth district, responded to the initial report by saying he regretted the bin Laden comparison and his words were "poorly chosen," but new video obtained by the Free Beacon indicates this type of language was used often by him on the campaign trail.  On two separate instances during his primary fight, he made reference to "Nazis and racists in the White House."

Enemies Within.  It is mind-boggling that without any evidence, leftists have successfully falsely branded Trump the same as Hitler in the minds of many of my fellow blacks.  In reality, Trump is the best thing for blacks since sliced bread.  Black unemployment is at historic lows.  I am encouraged that young blacks are on the national stage informing blacks about the American left's deceptions and betrayals.

UN poverty report blasting Trump, US for 'hatred for the poor' uses data from last year of Obama's presidency.  A recent United Nations report blasting President Trump and America in general for harboring "contempt" and "hatred for the poor" is based on highly inaccurate data that can't easily be used to compare the U.S. to other nations.  The U.N. report's main contentions read like an attack on the Trump administration by the Democratic Party:  America has 40 million poor people, including 18.5 million who live in extreme poverty; U.S. policies regarding the poor are "cruel and inhuman;" the Trump tax cuts aren't working and will worsen inequality; and the U.S. needs to spend less on defense of our nation and more on social programs.

The Three Hard Truths of the Trump Era.  [#2] Racism is the left's problem, not the right's.  Despite never-ending accusations of racism aimed at Trump by delusional Democrats and their public relations representatives in the mainstream media, minorities aren't buying it.  Approval of the President among African Americans hit 36 percent in mid-August, up 17 percent from the same period in 2017.  And Trump's approval among Hispanics climbed an astonishing ten percentage points in a single month over the summer, even as the administration faced unprecedented criticism over its family separation policy.  Of course, the second hard truth is closely tied to the first.  Trump's economic policies, such as the tax cut and increased deregulation, have created a business-friendly environment in which everyone is winning — in fact, unemployment for both blacks and Hispanics hit record lows under the most "racist" administration in modern history.

Gingrich on Trump: 'If This Is Dysfunctional, What Would Trump Be Like if He Was Functional?'.  Friday on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lauded the economy, the shift in the courts and deregulation under President Donald Trump's leadership, asking if that is happening under a supposed "dysfunctional" White House, how good could the country be if things were running smoothly.  "You have the best economy we've had in a long, long time, you have real progress being made in all sorts of things, you have the most successful shift in the courts in American history, you have the biggest deregulation in American history, if this is dysfunctional, what would Trump be like if he was functional?" questioned Gingrich.

Ten Inconvenient Facts.  [#10] Donald Trump is not racist.  The charge won't go away because it has intimidated conservatives and Republicans for so long.  But more Hispanics voted for Mr. Trump than for Mitt Romney, and a recent poll put the president's approval rating among African Americans at an astounding 36 percent.  Trump has been in the public eye, too, for 30 years, and he's worked with thousands of people of all different kinds in different ventures.  Racists can't hide under that kind of exposure.  If Jim Brown doesn't think Donald Trump is a racist, nobody else should, either.

The Dems' big problem.  [We] were warned by such geniuses as Paul Krugman and Robert Reich that a Trump presidency would cause the sky and markets to fall, that our streets would be filled with wretched, smelly homeless, that we would be, by now, experiencing mind-blowing Grapes of Wrath-like poverty. [...] The Dems, who not too many months ago touted Venezuela as the nation to emulate.  The Dems, who claimed that Trump's new tax plan only put peanuts in the working man's pockets.  The Dems, who claimed that Trump's taunting of North Korea's baby-faced leader would result in nuclear carnage.  The Dems, who prophesied that Trump's tariffs would doom our economy.  The Dems who put all their marbles on outing Trump's collusion with Russia...  What have they accomplished?

Jake Tapper Praises 'Golden Age of Journalism,' Trump Policies 'Built' on 'Racism'.  CNN's Jake Tapper described some of President Donald Trump's policies as being built on "racism" while praising what he said was today's "golden age of journalism."  He made his remarks last Thursday [8/23/2018] at the American Society of Travel Agents convention in Washington, DC.

Baltimore Sun Columnist Wants Reverse Fact Checks on Trump:  We Should Just Assume He's Lying.  As President Donald Trump's racks up an ever-increasing pile of mistruths, deceptive statements and outright lies, Baltimore Sun columnist David Zurawik is fed up.  During an appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday [8/26/2018], the writer told host Brian Stelter it was time for the media to stop mincing words when it comes to calling Trump's bluff.

All the Talk About Impeaching the President Is Nonsense.  One week, they generate the lie that Trump has Alzheimer's.  Then he runs a cabinet meeting with such proficiency that they need to change the story. [...] The next week it is that Trump is going to cause a nuclear war with North Korea.  Then when the North Korea Doughboy invites Trump to talks, the media change the story line to Trump being unprepared for such high-level negotiations.  Then when the talks result in a signed agreement, and the Doughboy stops shooting missiles and returns the bodies of American heroes who fell there half a century ago, the media change the story to Trump not having achieved enough.

NY Times Columnist:  Trump 'Would Certainly Like to' Murder People Without Due ProcessNew York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg argued with her fellow panelists on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily" Friday [8/17/2018] about whether President Donald Trump is the leader of the free world or an aspiring despot.  RealClearPolitics reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns was criticizing Trump's communication strategy when she called him "the leader of the free world."  Goldberg interjected to say that, actually, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the leader of the free world.  "He's not the leader of the free world, but, sorry," Goldberg said.  "By default he's the leader of the free world," Commentary magazine editor John Podhoretz replied.  "Angela Merkel is the leader of the free world," Goldberg said, while Podhoretz laughed.

John Brennan:  I Didn't Mean That Trump Committed Treason When I Said That Trump Committed Treason.  Former Obama CIA Director and alleged puppet master of the Trump-Russia conspiracy accused President Trump of acting treasonous after the president met with Vladimir Putin in Finland. [...] On Friday night [8/17/2018] Brennan told Rachel Maddow he didn't mean that Trump committed treason when he accused him of treason.

Omarosa Tries To Channel Anita Hill.  Where have we seen this play before:  A woman comes forward to accuse a conservative of inappropriate behavior in hopes of harming him sufficiently so he will be unable to achieve his policy objectives?  People with even short memories will recall "act one" was Anita Hill, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma, who in 1991 accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.  Ultimately, it was Hill's word against Thomas' and he was appointed to the Supreme Court by a Senate vote of 52-48.  "Act two" stars one Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and Trump supporter who was supposedly eager to reach out to the black community to gain support for the president's policies and break their loyalty to the Democratic Party.

Heilemann: 'Virtually Certain' 10 Percent of the GOP Would Be OK with Trump Killing Their Parents, Grandparents.  Thursday [8/16/2018] on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," NBC analyst John Heilemann posed the scenario of a pollster asking members of the GOP that think it would be OK for President Donald Trump to kill their parents or grandparents, saying he is "virtually certain" 10 percent would be fine with the president killing

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump's "Whole Thing Is Make America White Again".  In an interview with MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Sunday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said the President's entire agenda is "make America white again." This woman is evil.  Pelosi has no platform except for the ad hominem attacks.  Her latest is to claim Trump is the master of the "dog whistle". She has to say that since she can't actually come up with a real quote.

Jeffrey Sachs and Bandy Lee:  The Stupidest Experts in America.  It would be difficult to imagine a greater example of oblivious stupidity and hubris than Jeffrey Sach and Bandy Lee's recent article for Project Syndicate, "Trump's Psychopathology Is Getting Worse." [...] For not once do Sachs and Lee bother to analyze Trump's policies.  Nor do they show any understanding of the context and history from which these arose.  Despite their fancy status as "experts" — Lee is a professor of psychiatry at Yale, and Sachs a university professor at Columbia — they show themselves to be no more intellectually serious than a Twitter mob:  Their "method" is essentially ad hominem, discrediting Trump's character in an attempt to discredit his policies.

Omarosa's Book Relies on Hearsay, Is Not Fact-Checked, and Many Aren't Buying It.  Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book Unhinged isn't published yet but the Guardian got an advanced copy and shared some of the more salacious gossip in it.  She depicts the President as a racist who has used the 'n' word on multiple occasions on the set of The Apprentice.  She herself never heard him say it, but insists he did use it.  That's what she said in the book, but then she told NPR she heard the tape of him using the word.  She appears to be a liar.

'Riddled With Lies' Omarosa Gets Pummeled After She Accuses Trump of Using N-Word 'Several Times' in New Book.  Omarosa Maginault-Newman, a former contestant on The Apprentice before becoming a White House aide, slammed Trump in her soon-to-be-released book titled, "Unhinged:  An Insider's Account of the Trump White House."  Omarosa accused Donald Trump of using various racial slurs such as the n-word several times.  She also accused Trump of disparaging Kellyanne Conway's half-Filipino husband, calling him 'Goo goo.'  George Conway responded to the claims about him as 'absurd.,' The Daily Mail reported.

Why is Much of the News Media Suddenly Pretending that Omarosa is Remotely Credible?  One of the least understood weaknesses in modern journalism is that how the news media determines someone's credibility is extremely subjective and is often not based at all in what the truth likely is.  In this context, it is important to take a look at how and why former Trump aide and reality television villain "Omarosa" is suddenly being treated by much of the media as if she is a very serious person.  Up until the last few days, when it was learned that she has a new book out and that she secretly taped President Donald Trump during her brief time in the White House, the news media has been very hesitant to allow her back into the media's elite club of "people who are famous enough for us to pretend they are credible."

Director Who Supported Both Clintons Now Worries About Trump's 'Pathological Lies'.  Hollywood director Rob Reiner, who supported both Bill and Hillary Clinton, is now very concerned about political untruths.  Donald Trump's that is.  Reiner appeared on the Monday edition of MSNBC's The Beat and decried Trump as someone who "constantly lies and is lying right to our face."  Reiner supported Barack Obama, a man who committed the PolitiFact lie of year in 2013, but now the filmmaker objects to falsehoods.  Talking to host Ari Melber, he complained: "[T]his President, who is a pathological liar, is not going to talk to Robert Mueller.  He is incapable of telling the truth."

Mayor Blames Trump For Black Doll Hung In Playground.  Reverend:  Here's Who Actually Did It.  In yet another example of why public figures should wait a little bit to learn the actual facts before they attempt to use a situation to score cheap political points, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney attempted to blame Donald Trump's "hateful rhetoric" for a black doll found hung at a city playground.  Now that the true culprits have been discovered, Trump supporters are asking Kenney when he'll issue an apology to the president.

Anti-Trump media just can't help themselves.  The media didn't even need Hillary Clinton this past week to denounce President Trump and his supporters as deplorables once more.  Trump supporters were depicted as "deranged" and being fed "venom" by the president "on an almost daily basis."  Washington Post columnist and former Republican Jennifer Rubin said the president is "a desperate man," "completely out of control" and "completely unhinged."  The latest episode escalated when President Trump spoke to supporters at a rally in Tampa, Fla.  CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, a constant Trump critic, was heckled by the crowd.

Leftists Love the Memory Hole.  Trump's enemies hate his rallies.  They're insanely jealous of his ability to speak ex tempore and captivate his chosen audience.  So this challenge to "Fake News" became the occasion for revisiting a tried and false rhetorical trope against the president.  Trump's comment was juxtaposed with a passage from George Orwell's 1984, to the effect that the Party required people to deny the evidence of their senses.  Wow!  How original!  Clever leftists had cast Trump in the role of Big Brother.  How's that for literacy?  Unfortunately for the left, it's evident that, in order to effect such a cool and bookish comparison, the anti-Trump party has to dump almost all of Orwell's dystopian novel down the memory hole.

Sekulow: Obstruction of justice by tweet is absurd.  President Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, on Sunday [8/5/2018] blasted special counsel Robert Mueller's review of the president's tweets for possible obstruction of justice, calling it "absurd."  "Obstruction of justice by tweet is absurd," Sekulow said on ABC's "This Week."  "The president has a First Amendment right to put his opinions out there."  Sekulow's comments come as the president escalates his attack on Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Gregg Jarrett: 'Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax' [is] a Scheme to Clear Hillary, [and] Undo [the 2016] Election.  Fox News Channel legal analyst Gregg Jarrett [...] said, "There was scheme to clear Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump.  Top officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice were threatened by Trump; this guy is going to come in there and drain the swamp, and that threatened their jobs and their positions.  There is nothing that will motivate people more than power forfeited, so people like James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andy McCabe, people at the Department of Justice decided that they were going to clear Hillary Clinton of the many crimes she surely committed.  To do that, they had to twist the facts and contort the law."

CNN's David Gergen:  Blood on Trump's Hands if There's Violence Against MSM.  CNN political analyst David Gergen said on Wednesday evening [8/1/2018] that blood will be on President Donald Trump's hands if there is any violence committed against mainstream media reporters.  Speaking to host Anderson Cooper about Trump supporters who heckled and chanted "CNN s---s" at CNN reporter Jim Acosta before Trump's Tuesday evening rally in Tampa, Florida, Gergen accused Trump of using "Stalinist" language for calling left-wing journalists in the establishment media "enemies of the people."  "If you put that together, which has a mob quality to it, and the culture of gun violence, that is a very combustible mix," Gergen said.

His Critics Have Not Blamed Him for the California Fires Yet.  Ferocious fires continue to burn out of control on the California countryside, yet no one has had the temerity to blame the fires on the President or even on Melania.  President Trump has been compared to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Benito Mussolini, and, of course, Richard Nixon by his critics.  Thus far the President has not been compared to Stalin by them, but one would not expect it.  Many of them still have a warm spot in their hearts for Stalin or "Uncle Joe" as FDR was given to calling the vaunted Man of Steel.  Over the weekend I am told the President was also compared to a mafia Don by Maureen Dowd, though I have not verified the comparison as I no longer find la Dowd amusing to read.

The media encourage violation of the law.
  •   The liberal media are pushing for a quiet coup to get President Trump removed from office. Right after President Trump made a few admittedly goofy comments in his summit with President Putin, many newspapers immediately labeled him a "traitor" and openly encouraged his Cabinet to resign to push him out of office.  The media constantly try to undermine the presidency by claiming that Trump is a traitor or a puppet, without a shred of evidence.  The media are seeking to undermine and remove a branch of government they disagree with.
  •   When Obama used nonexistent "discretion" to stop enforcing our immigration laws, the media hailed him as compassionate.
  •   When President Trump decided to enforce existing immigration laws, he was criticized as a "hardliner" who hates Hispanics.
  •   When Trump withdrew from a nonexistent treaty with Iran, which was never submitted for confirmation, Trump was called a war-monger.

How Spygate Is Turning Democrats Like Me Against Our Party.  I don't much like Donald Trump and didn't vote for him (or Hillary) in 2016, but I've been feeling sorry for him for about 18 months now.  It feels strange feeling sorry for someone who's a boor, a narcissist, an egomaniac, and a serial philanderer, plus the 37 other negative traits usually used to describe him.  But it has something to do with the fact that he has been treated in a grossly unfair manner by the mainstream media and the political and cultural left, on a scale we've never seen before.

Sen. Mazie Hirono Thinks Trump Made Law Criminalizing Illegal Immigration.  Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Tuesday [7/31/2018] admitted to being confused as to who created the law criminalizing illegal immigration during an exchange with ICE Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Andrea Mitchell Compares Trump to Joseph Stalin.  Monday [7/30/2018] on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell addressed how President Donald Trump treats the press as "the enemy of the people."  Mitchell likened Trump to Joseph Stalin, saying what the president attacking fake news is "very dangerous."  "This is something that we first heard from Joseph Stalin.  This is very dangerous.  It undercuts democracy," Mitchell said.

Greg Jarrett's research shows Trump Was "framed... for crimes he didn't commit."  Martha McCallum, hosting her Fox News show, introduced Fox legal analyst Greg Jarrett, author of the new book, The Russia Hoax.  She began by pointing out that both campaigns in 2016 wanted dirt on the other and were willing to get it from some sources in Russia.  Clinton used sources in Russia who gave information to Christopher Steele [a former British spy] and there is a judge now who wants to know how it works on the Clinton side of the equation.  On the Trump side, you have the Trump Tower meeting.  Michael Cohen says Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting before.  "Let's start with the Fusion GPS side of this, Martha said.  "They have been tight-lipped about who the sources were for the dossier.  And the judge is trying to get them, have them deposed on it.  What are we going to learn there?"

Brennan and the 2016 Spy Scandal.  The Trump-Russia sleuthers have been back in the news, again giving Americans cause to doubt their claims of nonpartisanship.  Last week it was Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok testifying to Congress that he harbored no bias against a president he still describes as "horrible" and "disgusting."  This week it was former FBI Director Jim Comey tweet-lecturing Americans on their duty to vote Democratic in November.  But the man who deserves a belated bit of scrutiny is former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan.  He's accused President Trump of "venality, moral turpitude and political corruption," and berated GOP investigations of the FBI.  This week he claimed on Twitter that Mr. Trump's press conference in Helsinki was "nothing short of treasonous."  This is rough stuff, even for an Obama partisan.

New York Dem Congressional Candidate:  There Are 'Parallels' Between Trump, Hitler.  A New York Democratic congressional candidate said he was inspired to run for a House seat because of similarities he saw between the political ascents of President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.  Perry Gershon, a Long Island businessman challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, made the comparison at a Democratic primary rally in East Marion in February.  A video of Gershon's comments was posted on Facebook by Democratic advocacy group Southold Town Democrats.

Maxine Waters:  It Is Very Clear That Trump Is 'Jealous of Obama'.  Saturday [7/14/2018] on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump criticizes former President Barack Obama because "he's jealous of Obama and his administration."  When asked about Trump tweeting that President Obama should have done more about Russian's interfering in our elections, Waters said, "First of all, let me say this:  If the president wrote out at some point and said the sky is falling and it is Obama's fault, and everybody knows he likes to blame Obama for any and everything that he can come up with.  And in addition to that, it is very clear that he's jealous of Obama and his administration and the fact that he was able to do so well."

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Ms. Waters probably thinks Obama did a good job because he took credit for every positive development in his eight years as president — including fracking, which he firmly opposed — and blamed every negative development on George W. Bush.

The Nomination of [Fill In The Blank] to the Supreme Court Means [Really Bad Things].  We all know that Cheeto Hitler is a deep-cover Russian agent who stole the election even though Hillary got the popular vote and it's not fair. [...] We must not allow Trump to destroy this beautiful country we claim to love even though it's also somehow the worst place in the world.  It's time to call your senators.  Make clever signs and hold them up at rallies while chanting slogans.  Think up inspiring hashtags.  Do anything you can to make your voice heard.

Trump Blamed For Death Of Reporters:  Did Media Blame Obama For Cop Killers?  A man with a long-standing beef against the Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper Capital Gazette entered the paper's headquarters with a shotgun and murdered five staffers.  It represents the deadliest attack on U.S. reporters in modern history.  Before learning about the suspect's mental issues and his long-standing feud with the newspaper, some in the media blamed President Donald Trump.  After all, critics said, Trump routinely denounces "fake news" as an existential threat to our republic.  Connect the dots, they said.  Blame Trump!

Fusion GPS Targets Jim Jordan.  Congress is slowly closing in on exposing the media's shameful role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia collusion myth on the American people.  Prominent news organizations are the accomplices — if not co-conspirators — in the biggest political scandal in U.S. history.  Now, two years later, there is no sign of surrender:  A ludicrous article in New York magazine on July 8 suggested Donald Trump has been a Russian intelligence asset for 30 years.  Fully invested in pushing the phony Trump-Russia plotline in a malicious attempt to destroy Trump's presidency, the media are intensifying this narrative and creating new villains in the process.

The World Throws An Anti-Trump Protest At NATO, Hardly Anybody Shows Up.  Here's how CNN saw President Trump's first day at the big NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium:  "Trump outrages on the world stage, again."  In something called "The Point," CNN said:  "Trump's comments at the NATO summit seemingly further alienated the United States from its allies.  And this is only day one of his foreign trip."  The piece also quoted former Secretary of State John Kerry saying, "The President set America back this morning.  He is steadily destroying our reputation in the world."  That's the take of the mainstream media in America.  It's the exact same take the MSM had when George W. Bush was president.  Bush, to them, was a bumbling fool stomping over the world stage with his "cowboy diplomacy."  But Barack Obama, he — The Chosen One — would make the world love America again.

10 Despicable Attacks Blaming President Trump for the Annapolis Capital Gazette Shooting.  As tragedy struck, before the shooter's motive was known, Americans were already attacking one another, assuming the worst.  Naturally, Trump was attacked as "full Hitler" — because it was Thursday.  On Thursday [6/28/2018], a middle-aged white man with a grudge targeted the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.  He killed five people and injured two others.  Before his motives became known, both liberals and conservatives assumed a political motive.  Many liberals went so far as to directly blame President Donald Trump for the shooting.

Pastor: Keep killing babies because I hate Trump.  For the latest misadventures in "absolute NeverTrumpism corrupts every bit as much as absolute AlwaysTrumpism," I give you Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  The headline of his piece in the Washington Post is "Overturning Roe v.  Wade isn't worth compromising with Trump, my fellow evangelicals."  He leads it off by imploring that "we are going to give an account to God for our complicit silence before the immoral policies and actions of the Trump administration."  Already, the pastor's point of view is plagued by an idolatrous level of concern for Trump, to the point of insisting that his fellow evangelicals snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the issue of life.  Which just so happens to be the pre-eminent moral concern of the Word of God, [...]

The Left Tries To Blame Trump For Their Own Hate Mongering.  After a week in which a celebrity called for the abduction of the president's young son, a restaurant kicked out Trump's spokesman, and a mob harassed the Homeland Security secretary, Democrats are starting to wonder if their "resistance" is getting out of hand — while refusing to take any blame for it.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi managed to perfectly encapsulate this when she said "Trump's daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable."  The blame-Trump-first meme has been catching on fast.

Liberal Lies!  Capital Gazette Shooting Had NOTHING To Do With Trump.  Horribly, five people were killed in a deadly shooting which took place at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, prompting alleged "journalists" and other liberals to immediately blame President Trump.  It turns out, however, that the shooting suspect, identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, "had obsessively harassed and threatened the publication's journalists for years." [...] Let's connect the dots for those on the left who apparently don't know how to read a calendar.  Ramos' harassment of the paper started in 2011.  Trump was elected in 2016.  Trump had nothing to do with it.

The strategic blunder of 'Trump-as-Hitler'.  You knew it was coming.  Eighteen months into the Trump administration and the president's ostensibly serious critics have finally broken the glass on the "Trump-is-a-Nazi" line of attack.  To be certain, there were previous allusions to this from media, Democrats and "Never Trumpers" — accusations of authoritarianism meant to implicitly draw the connection between President Donald Trump and Nazi Germany.  Apart from the "over-woke," under-informed Hollywood set, however, critics largely managed to avoid making the explicit comparison.

Hillary compares Trump to Erdogan and launches Another attack on the electoral college.  Hillary Clinton compared President Donald Trump to the president of Turkey — a controversial figure who returned to office with broad new powers that lack checks and balances.  In a speech to Oxford University on Monday, Clinton again bemoaned the American electoral college system that saw her win the popular vote in 2016 but lose the presidency.  'Populists can stay in power by mobilizing a fervent base.  Now, there are many other lessons like this, she said, adding that she had 'my personal experience with winning three million more votes but still losing.'

Hillary Clinton Suggests Trump Wants To Strip All Americans Of Due Process.  Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told an Oxford University audience Monday that President Donald Trump could threaten due process for all Americans.  As The Hill reports, Clinton was speaking to the current immigration crisis and Trump's insistence that due process shouldn't be applied to illegal immigrants when she asked, "Who is next?"  "Today, the American president tweeted that there should be no judicial process.  There should be no due process for anyone that crosses the border," Clinton said in a video that can be found on the NTK Network. "

Why This Immigration Psychodrama Will Also Pass.  We've already been through the dizzying odyssey of legal suits in three states over supposedly fraudulent voting machines, the nullification of the Electoral College effort, the meltdown on Inauguration Day, the Emoluments Clause tizzy, the 25th Amendment con, the various Russian collusion hysterias, the leaked phone call to the Australian prime minister, the Michael Wolff Fire and Furyfantasies, the Dudley Do-Right James Comey pre-indictment book tour, and all the surreal assassination chic stories, from Kathy Griffin's beheading photo to the Shakespearean troupe's ritual stabbing of Trump.  One day the president is supposedly going to blow up the world by calling Kim Jong-un "little rocket man," and the next he is a partner in genocide for not blowing up the world but reaching out to Kim.

Haley to Sanders:  UN Report Decrying Poverty in America Is 'Ridiculous' and 'Misleading'.  [Scroll down]  The United States' "immense wealth and expertise stand in shocking contrast with the conditions in which vast numbers of its citizens live," the report stated.  "About 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty.  It has the highest youth poverty rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the highest infant mortality rates among comparable OECD States.  Its citizens live shorter and sicker lives compared to those living in all other rich democracies, eradicable tropical diseases are increasingly prevalent, and it has the world's highest incarceration rate, one of the lowest levels of voter registrations among OECD countries and the highest obesity levels in the developed world."  [Philip] Alston called those stats and policies behind them "cruel and inhuman" and said Trump administration policies seem "driven primarily by contempt, and sometimes even by hatred for the poor, along with a 'winner takes all' mentality... contempt for the poor has intensified under the Trump Administration."

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Obviously, if they think so little of us, the United Nations should move its headquarters to a more civilized country.

Trump-haters dragging out the Nazi canard again.  President Donald Trump is celebrating 500 days in office with a smile on his face and a spring in his step.  If there was any doubt, watch his recent impromptu drop-in interview on the White House lawn with Steve Doocy from Fox and Friends last week.  The Mueller investigation is coming up empty.  Stormy Daniels has turned out to be more of a drizzle than a storm.  Trump is checking off accomplishments, from the economy to North Korea, both areas where we were told Trump had no expertise or experience, that if the smart set in the Obama administration couldn't solve these problems, no one could.

Hillary Calls Trump A Liar, Unchristian Over Family Separation In Immigration Policy.  On Monday [6/18/2018], Hillary Clinton re-emerged from her self-imposed media exile to comment on the much-decried Trump Administration policy of arresting everyone crossing the border illegally for illegal immigration — and as a byproduct, separating children from their parents.  In the process, Clinton called Trump a liar, and ripped him as unchristian.

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Mrs. Clinton is in no position to call someone else a liar or to make vituperative assessments of someone else's Christian faith.

Watch: MSNBC Analysts Claim Trump Admin Is Operating Concentration Camps.  Two MSNBC analysts falsely claimed on Friday [6/15/2018] that the Trump administration is operating concentration camps for illegal immigrant children who are separated from their parents.  Guests Stephanie Cutter and Michael Steele made the remarks, which went completely unchallenged by host Stephanie Ruhle.  Cutter, who was a high-level official in Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign, claimed that what the Trump administration is doing was not the law, just merely their "interpretation" of the law.

From Hawaii to Puerto Rico, the left's 'Katrina' narrative on Trump collapses.  Lost in the news about North Korea, the Justice Department's inspector general's report, and a host of other big stories is a quietly big one:  the death of the left's bid to pin the "Katrina" tail onto President Trump.

To Trump's Critics:  Where's the Beef?  Bill Maher, caring and wise leftist that he is, longs for a recession, as that offers the best chance of getting rid of Trump.  Who needs all those stinking jobs, anyway?  A befuddled George Soros recently observed that "everything that could go wrong" has indeed come to pass, and moreover, he is certain that Donald Trump is "willing to destroy the world."  Oh, and lest you haven't heard, Trump is a racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, Hitler, fascist (a word that has lost all meaning in modern popular discourse), and the dumbest man ever to be elected president.  Yet in all of these dire warnings and assertions, precious little evidence for such eschatological claims is ever offered, even as all data to the contrary are studiously ignored.

'He's willing to destroy the world': Billionaire investor and liberal donor George Soros blasts Trump's presidency.  Liberal billionaire George Soros blamed the Trump administration for the current woes in society, adding that 'everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.'  The 87-year-old, who frequently donates to the Clintons, did not mince his words and accused the President of being 'willing to destroy the world.'  'The bigger the danger, the bigger the threat, the more I feel engaged to confront it,' Soros said Thursday [6/7/2018] in an interview with The Washington Post.

Liberal Media Scream:  Trump is 'punishment' for being lazy citizens.  This week's Liberal Media Scream features veteran "conservative" writer David Frum, now with The Atlantic, who declared on CNN that, "in many ways, we got Donald Trump in the first place as a punishment for not being good enough citizens."  His slap came during a discussion about a Pew Research Center poll which found 68 percent of Americans have "news fatigue."

The lawless, porn-respecting, MS-13-loving, humorless American left.  So irrationally revolted by Trump's election win, the Democrats have lost all sense of reason and reality.  They are now motivated only by pure hate.  They relentlessly accuse Trump of what they do as a rule:  lie, cheat, and propagandize.  Throughout all his years in the public eye, no one had ever accused Donald Trump of being a racist — until he ran for president.  Fifty years in business, and not once was he so accused.  Not once was he ever charged with being homophobic.  Does he love beautiful women?  Yes, like most men who have escaped the trope of "toxic masculinity."  Did he ever treat any woman as Harvey Weinstein, Eric Schneiderman, Bill Clinton, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and the host of other leftist men did who have for decades claimed to be champions of women's rights while serially abusing the women in their lives?  No, he did not.  Our left cannot abide the fact that the character traits they have assigned to Trump are false.  They are in fact the left's own habits of mind — projection and dissemblance, day in and day out.

Caged kids were Obama's, not Trump's.  First we read, from The New York Times and other sources, that some 1,500 migrant children had been separated from their parents and were missing.  Thus ran the headlines — "The US government lost track of 1,475 immigrant children."  Not true.  They came here unaccompanied.  They were tracked and as many as possible were placed in foster homes — a procedure going back to previous administrations.  But it got worse.  Pictures of some of these kids being caged in detention centers made all the rounds to offer evidence that Trump is heartless and cruel.  Turns out those images were from 2014 — under the Obama administration.

Slam dunk video exposes CNN/MSNBC idiocy on Trump.  Cable news Trump-haters, besotted with outrage, don't sweat the details when it comes to venting their spleen on President Trump.  Finding something — anything — on which to express outrage is their daily challenge.  Last Friday, when President Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to the jobs report, about to be released, they went into high dudgeon.  Amusing though that sort of indignation can be, it gets hilarious when they make up an imaginary contrast with their fantasies about the wonderfulness of ex-President Obama.

ESPN warns outspoken talent in wake of 'Roseanne' controversy.  ESPN managers are telling their most outspoken broadcasters and writers to be careful on social media in light of Disney axing Roseanne Barr's TV show over her racist tweets, sources told The [New York] Post.  A source said that the Disney-owned ESPN was specifically reaching out to the most politically outspoken of its broadcasters.  Jemele Hill, Keith Olbermann and Kenny Mayne are the ones most frequently associated with venturing outside of sports.  An ESPN spokesman declined comment.  In the last few years, ESPN has had several social-media flare-ups involving non-sports topics.  Most notably, Hill called President Trump a "white supremacist" in September.

White House calls on Pelosi to condemn Dem ad comparing Trump to bin Laden.  The White House is slamming a Democratic House hopeful one day after the Virginia candidate, a military veteran, released an ad comparing President Trump to Osama bin Laden.  The administration called on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to denounce Dan Helmer, who is running against Rep. Barbara Comstock (R).  "The message sent in a campaign ad from a congressional candidate from Virginia is nothing short of reprehensible.  Leaders from across the political spectrum — starting with Leader Pelosi — must swiftly condemn this abhorrent message," said Raj Shah, a White House spokesman.  Helmer's ad calls Trump the "greatest threat to our democracy" since bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda who was killed by U.S. special forces in 2011.

Starbucks CEO Blames President Trump For "Racial Divide" In America... Really?!  Well, Starbucks wasn't about to *just* overpay SJWs to re-educate their staff, the CEO decided to double down and blame their current problems on President Trump.  Speaking Tuesday to CNN, Starbuck CEO Howard Schultz proclaimed, "[White House rhetoric] has contributed to the problem.  I would say on a personal level, [President Trump] probably has given license to people to feel as if they can emulate and copy the kind of behavior and language that comes out of this administration."

Dear Ex-Friends in #TheResistance.  As the whole charade you have been suckered into over the last 18 months starts to fall apart — that Trump would not survive his presidency; he would be betrayed by his own staff, family, and/or political party; he would destroy the Republican Party; he would be declared mentally ill and removed from office; he would be handcuffed and dragged out of the White House by Robert Mueller for "colluding" with Russia — let me remind you what complete fools you have made of yourselves.

'Morning Joe': Americans 'Must Vote Democratic' Because Trump is 'Greatest Threat to Our Democracy'.  The set of "Morning Joe" warned viewers Tuesday that they should to vote Democrat in the 2018 midterms or else it could be the end of American democracy.  "These midterms are soon to be upon us and I only have one piece of advice for people.  You have to vote for a Democrat," said New York Times opinion writer Thomas Friedman on Tuesday [5/29/2018].  The moment elicited an instant "yeah" from co-host Mika Brzezinski.

CNN's April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring.  CNN contributor April Ryan is being criticized for alerting her 336,000 Twitter followers to a story in The Root that asks if the Trump administration is involved in child sex-trafficking.  Among those condemning Ryan for the tweet is first lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman.

The Real Constitutional Crisis.  Democrats and their media allies are again shouting "constitutional crisis," this time claiming President Trump has waded too far into the Russia investigation.  The howls are a diversion from the actual crisis:  the Justice Department's unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department's relationship with Congress.  The conceit of those claiming Mr. Trump has crossed some line in ordering the Justice Department to comply with oversight is that "investigators" are beyond question.  We are meant to take them at their word that they did everything appropriately.  Never mind that the revelations of warrants and spies and dirty dossiers and biased text messages already show otherwise.

Progressives on the Brink.  The left's opinion of the president, echoed in every left-leaning corner of the media, is that he is illegitimate; incompetent; racist; sexist; and, in some vague and inchoate sense, "fascist."  Because they view President Trump in these extreme terms, progressives view themselves not as violent extremists, but as "the resistance."  But resistance implies that there exists something worthy of resisting.  The progressive resistance began just seconds after Trump was declared the victor on election night.  The resistance was not engendered by anything Trump had actually done.  It was just a refusal to accept any candidate who varied from the left's own line of thinking.

In the span of one week, the American media showed us exactly whose side it's on.  On Wednesday [5/16/2018], the media outright lied to attack President Trump after the president at a roundtable on sanctuary cities referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals."  Headlines from NPR, the New York Times, USA Today, and many more outlets falsely claimed Trump called all illegal immigrants "animals."  The slogan of the extremely violent criminal gang is "rape, control, kill."  Gang members' despicable and depraved crimes range from raping and violently murdering children to beheading, dismembering, and cutting out the hearts of their victims.  When confronted with their blatant dishonesty, many journalists refused to acknowledge the misrepresentation, sanctimoniously declaring that MS-13 members are "humans too."

Who's An Animal?  Scarcely a day goes by without the news media lying about the president and his administration.  No wonder trust in the press is at an all-time low.  It should be.

Laurence Tribe Was Against Impeachment Before He Was For It.  Before President Trump even took the oath of office, constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe was calling for his impeachment. [...] In early December, less than a month after Trump won the election, Tribe tweeted that impeachment should begin "on Inauguration Day."  Eight days after Inauguration Day, Tribe declared that Trump was already guilty of "shredding the Constitution more monstrously than any other President in American history."  He's since claimed Trump should be impeached and removed from office for his "cruel brand of bigotry and scapegoating," for "falsely" claiming that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign, for a State Department blog post on Mar-a-Lago.  Most recently, Trump should be removed for the simple reason that we don't like "what kind of nation will we have become" should he stay in office.

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Makes Stuff Up About Probe Into Trump's Lawyer.  It was quite the week for lawyers outdoing themselves on television.  Let's start with the ever-present Michael Avenatti.  In less than two months, Avenatti appeared on CNN 59 times.  Fifty-nine times!  As tweeted by the Washington Free Beacon's David Rutz, Avenatti appeared on seven different programs on MSNBC on a single day, May 4. [...] On Thursday [5/3/2018], he was on MSNBC and just made stuff up about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and the alleged "wiretap."  I'm not exaggerating.  He not only spewed nonsense, but he made it appear that he had inside knowledge to confirm his statements as fact.

CNN's Don Lemon: 'It's My Obligation as a Journalist' to Call Trump 'Racist'.  Friday [5/4/2018] at Variety's Entertainment & Technology NYC Summit, CNN's Don Lemon said it was his "obligation as a journalist" to call President Donald Trump "racist."  When asked about calling Trump a racist on air, Lemon said, "If he is not racist he's certainly is racist-adjacent."  He continued, "If you have the evidence that shows you, that indicates, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it's my obligation as a journalist to say it.  On that night I said it, and I don't regret saying it.  I believe that to be true."

The left preemptively blames Trump for Hawaiian lava and volcano response.  It's been unspeakably stressful for the people affected by the volcanic activity right now, so whipping up fears is rather appalling.  What's even less helpful is the sort of scaremongering we are seeing from the left, on Twitter, claiming President Trump doesn't want to help the people of Hawaii affected by the volcanic activity, as if that were actually true. [...] Seems that in the case of Trump, the pre-emptive Katrina-style blasts are starting before any disaster has even happened.

Secret Service Did Not Confirm CNN Reports on Trump's Doctor.  Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the physician for President Trump and for his predecessor in the White House, withdrew his name from consideration to become the next cabinet secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The withdrawal from the nomination process happened due in part to reports by CNN.  CNN cited anonymous sources as saying Jackson handed out prescription pills like candy (earning the nickname "Candy Man") and drunkenly knocked on a colleague's door during an overseas trip, where the Secret Service had allegedly to respond and drag him away.  Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) highlighted these allegations, as well, without naming sources of those claims.

VP Pence Physician Behind Ronny Jackson Attacks.  Unsubstantiated rumors and accusations targeting White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, have been propelled by media outlets and Democratic members of the Senate without any proof that those allegations were true.  But where did these rumors and accusations start?  Who was fighting to keep Dr. Jackson from being nominated and who wanted to smear his name publicly?  According to four administration officials, the main allegations were brought forth by Vice President Mike Pence's Army physician Dr. Jennifer Pena, who is assigned to Pence by the White House Medical Unit and does not work directly for the office of the Vice President.  Those officials contend Pena has held a long-time grudge against Jackson because of his continuing promotions in the White House.  She began her career at the White House during the Obama administration.

Declining standards on the media menu at White House Correspondents' dinner.  [Scroll down]  Unfortunately, today's supposedly hard-hitting political journalism is agitprop.  Take, for example, the many times that reporters and commentators have gone on television to suggest with zero proof that the president may be mentally unstable.  There is no excuse for hard news reporters to entertain such baseless speculation.  Just last week, ABC News' George Stephanopoulos gave former FBI Director James Comey a platform on which to wink and nod to the worst of the unconfirmed rumors in the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, a highly dubious work of opposition research alleging the Russians have compromising personal and financial information about Trump.  Stephanopoulos didn't attempt to rein in Comey's speculations or pin him down about why the provenance of the dossier was concealed.

Anatomy of a Political Smear Confirmed — James Comey January Briefing was Scripted by Clapper and Brennan to Create Media Narrative.  Generally I would not refer so strongly to a prior discussion thread if the latest information did not absolutely confirm what was originally suspected.  On January 10th, 2017 we discussed "The Anatomy of a Modern Political Smear", where we connected the dots, as they were happening in-real-time between James Comey, the Obama intelligence community and the media, specifically CNN.  Yesterday [4/19/2018], two events happened which absolutely confirm — with demonstrable certainty — what we immediately saw over 15 months ago.  The first event was the appearance of James Comey on CNN to discuss his book.  In part of the questioning by Jake Tapper, Comey admitted his January 6th briefing of the Steele Dossier content was ONLY about the Russian hookers, pee-tapes, and ridiculous sexual accusations against the President-elect.

Comey book filled with unproven attacks on Trump, lofty praise for himself.  Fired FBI Director James Comey's new "tell all" book is a dream come true for President Donald Trump's opponents and a hatchet job on the president.  It's important for every fair-minded person to remember that just because Comey makes a charge, he is not speaking gospel truth — despite his inflated sense of virtue and self-importance.  Just about anyone who's ever been fired fancies "getting even" with the boss.  Comey's new book does that in spades, according to excerpts leaked to the media Thursday.  In the process, it lowers the reputation of both the FBI and Comey, undermines the presidency and hurts the nation.

Yellow journalism:  Anti-Trump media obsesses over Comey's salacious, unverified claims.  James Comey's book tour has given the press new license to discuss unverified, lurid claims about President Trump's alleged activities in a Moscow hotel room, yet the former FBI director still admits he has no evidence they are true.  For months before the 2016 election, much of the media was aware of an unverified dossier generated by Hillary Clinton's campaign and then used by the Obama Department to Justice to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump's campaign.  The dossier claimed without substantiation that Trump cavorted with prostitutes who urinated on each other.  The claim was so outrageous, disgusting and lacking in evidence that even the most left-wing media outlets steered clear.  But Comey has put it all back in play as he touts his new book bashing the president who fired him.

Maxine Waters:  Trump Is the Most 'Despicable,' 'Deplorable' Human 'I've Ever Encountered'.  Sunday on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was "most despicable, the most deplorable human being" that she had ever encountered in her life.  Waters said, "The president calling Comey a liar is laughable.  The president is the biggest liar in the universe.  The president accusing Comey of having leaked classified information — well, look what the president has done.  He gave classified information to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister right in the White House, and it certainly made our ally, Israel, very upset that he had done that.  So the president trying to defend himself against Comey and trying to make someone believe that he's telling the truth really does not fly."

GOP Will Soon Reap What Dems Sowed In Their Resistance.  The attempts to present Donald Trump as a Manchurian Candidate, "groomed for the presidency by the Russians" (as the DNC-funded Steele dossier claimed), and promoted by $1 million a month on Facebook (most of which went to decry the condition of the country with nonpartisan impartiality, or to promote Bernie Sanders or the Greens), is a descent to the ahistorical, inconceivable nether region of outright madness.  This was a campaign in which Mrs. Clinton smashed all records by spending $250 million in attack ads — "advertisements of no policy content," as they are officially classified.  She outspent Mr. Trump almost two to one overall, in a campaign where the two candidates splashed out almost $2.5 billion.

MSNBC Commentator:  Trump 'Basically A Dictator'.  MSNBC commentator Susan Del Percio said on Tuesday [4/3/2018] that she believes President Donald Trump is "basically a dictator" because he likes to "punish people" and "create things."  "What can go wrong is when you have basically a dictator — or someone who likes those authoritative views — in the White House right now," she said.  "And you know, dictators like to punish people and they like to create things and how do you hold someone like that accountable?"  "We have to put country and party, we have to do the right thing," Del Percio said, asking when Republicans would finally stop supporting Trump.  "When does the car crash and burn?"

'Fraud and Fiction:  The Real Truth Behind Fire and Fury'.  It's been three months since Michael Wolff's sensational book, Fire and Fury:  Inside the Trump White House, rocked the nation.  It continues to have an impact on the White House, even as the author's credibility further deteriorates.  Wolff said he's "barely a journalist" and that his job as a writer has "nothing to do with truth." But that comes after weeks of headlines and cable news debate over the most sensational claims in his book, including that President Trump is mentally incapacitated. Fire and Fury wasn't just a political insider book, it was a crisis that confronted the Trump administration and one that was exacerbated by a national news media willing to entertain it.

What Is John Brennan Hiding?  Former CIA Director John Brennan has become the sleaziest man on cable news — and that, my friends, is saying something.  He continually peddles wholly unsubstantiated horror stories about the president of the United States, stories which the insanely anti-Trump press is only too happy to echo and magnify.  It's time to wonder just what this guy is trying to accomplish and why.

When Unfounded Smears Are Treated as Facts.  The question was a reasonable one, but the answer was not.  When the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe program asked why President Trump had congratulated Russian president Vladimir Putin on being reelected, former CIA director John Brennan pulled no punches.  In answering the leading question that implied Trump may be afraid of Putin, Brennan said, "The Russians may have something on him personally."  The Russians, he said, "have had long experience of Mr. Trump, and may have things they could expose."  Coming from just another foe of Trump — which Brennan, an Obama loyalist, certainly is — the assertion could be dismissed as just a partisan cheap shot.  But coming as it did from a career intelligence officer who served for four years as the head of the American intelligence establishment, this had to be more than a baseless conjecture.  Except it wasn't.  By the end of the day, Brennan admitted his wild charge was not based on any actual information or intelligence revealed to him during the course of his duties but just a willingness to assume the worst about Trump.

The rage of President Trump.  President Trump says he didn't collude with Russia in 2016, promising something to a foreign country in exchange for his installation as president.  That seems increasingly likely to prove true.  Where they do not spring from simple malignancy, critics' arguments that Trump used Russian intervention to win the election are mostly an excuse to avoid the plain truth that Hillary Clinton deservedly lost because she was an awful candidate.  And the country is better for that result.  We aren't persuaded, either, that the Russians' paltry $100,000 in Facebook spending had anything to do with Trump's win, given that very little of it was spent during the general election or in the key swing states anyway.

Former Obama Aide Predicts 'Prisons Will Be Full Of' Trump Associates.  Former Obama White House Ethics Czar Norm Eisen said Tuesday morning [3/6/2018] that he predicts prisons will be filled with President Donald Trump's associates by the time Trump finishes his tenure as president.  "This is insane.  In the Obama White House, I even made people quit uncompensated non-profit outside positions because of conflicts risks.  This is FOR profit work that could conflict with official duties.  Prediction:  by end of Trump admin, prisons will be full of his associates," Eisen tweeted Tuesday.

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If Mr. Eisen has courtroom-quality proof of crimes committed by Mr. Trump, or anyone else, perhaps he should contact Robert Mueller, because Mr. Mueller has been looking for evidence of just about anything for a year and hasn't found what he was looking for.

Jimmy Kimmel Says 'It's Almost Necessary Now' to Trash Trump: 'I Don't Think You Can Go too Far'.  Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel says he has no regrets about ripping President Donald Trump on a near-nightly basis even if it turns off countless conservative viewers.

How Identity Politics Is Made to Destroy Us.  In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.  "Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  "Let me just say what I said last night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again."  This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.

Don't know much about history....  This new poll, put out by a couple of political science professors, places President Trump at rock bottom in its rankings of all the U.S. presidents.  Worse than Warren G. Harding.  Worse than James Buchanan.  Worse than Franklin Pierce.  Worse than Jimmy Carter.  And certainly worse than Barack Obama, who correspondingly rose to the top ten in the same estimation of the same political scientists.  After bringing us the Iran deal, Obamacare, the one-way love-fest with Castro, the unmaskings, the IRS targeting of dissidents, the global apology tour, the SEIU thugcraft, the politicization of the Department of Justice, and Ben Rhodes, he's top ten!

Congressman calls Trump 'psychopath' for saying out loud what rational-minded Americans are thinking about FBI.  Democrats have become so unhinged over their hatred for President Donald Trump that they think nothing of calling the commander in chief a "psychopath."  Case in point, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who took great exception to Trump saying out loud what most rational minded Americans are already thinking when it comes to the FBI.

How the Left Plays at Oppression and Encourages Tyrants.  I've been seeing graying women with t-shirts proclaiming they're resisting, watched colleges and universities fly their flag at half mast, and banged my head gently against the dashboard at cars with bumper stickers proudly proclaiming the driver a member of the resistance.  I've heard women proclaim they're marching for lost rights, though no one can answer me on what rights they lost.  Oh, yeah, I've also been informed, loudly, in public spaces, that liberals are afraid to speak their mind and that the awful dictator, Trump, has chilled their speech. [...] They know they can go around sloganeering and screaming and calling a freely elected president a tyrant and the equivalent of Hitler, and no one will do anything.

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace:  Trump Is A 'Hamburger-Eating, Zamboni-Riding Loon'.  On Tuesday [2/6/2018], MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace launched into a disjointed rant about President Trump and congressional Republicans in which she alternated between scolding Speaker Paul Ryan and insulting the President.  Wallace's outburst occurred while she and the rest of the Deadline:  White House panel discussed the ultimate strategic implications of the Nunes memo's release for President Trump and the Republican Party.

A Year of Achievement.  As unintended proof of his accomplishments, Trump's many liberal opponents have gone from initially declaring him an incompetent to warning that he has become effective — insanely so — in overturning the Obama progressive agenda.  Never Trump Republicans acknowledge that Trump has realized much of what they once only dreamed of — from tax reform and deregulation to a government about-face on climate change, the ending of the Obamacare individual mandate, and expansion of energy production.  Trump so far has not enacted the Never Trump nightmare agenda.  The U.S. is not leaving NATO.  It is not colluding with Vladimir Putin, but maintaining sanctions against Russia and arming Ukrainians.  It is not starting a tariff war with China.  The administration is not appointing either liberals or incompetents to the federal courts.

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For those of you who don't read National Review, the editors of NR were the biggest "Never Trump Republicans" around until Mr. Trump started to succeed.

If You Love Law Enforcement, You Must Criticize FBI Corruption.  Many people in the media have jointly arrived at the same talking point.  They say that criticizing the bad actions of specific people at the top ranks of a law enforcement agency mean you're at war with all law enforcement.  Politico's headline for this talking point was "Trump escalates his war with U.S. law enforcement after memo release."  "Once the party of law and order, Republicans are now challenging it," said the Washington PostThe New York Times went with "The President's Unparalleled War on Law Enforcement."  TV pundits and hosts have used the same talking point.  It's a convenient way to avoid talking about abuses revealed by congressional overseers in a recent memo filled with facts not in dispute by the FBI.

Pelosi: Trump is No Longer Commander-in-Chief After Release of FISA Memo.  After a long wait, the FISA memo Americans wanted to see was finally released.  It contained a lot of damaging information about Democrats.  According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), "President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as Commander-in-Chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence."

MSNBC Commentator: 'People Need To Start Taking To The Streets.  This Is A Dictator.'.  Donny Deutsch said on MSNBC Friday [2/2/2018] that Donald Trump is a "dictator" and that "people need to start taking to the streets."

Spot the stupidest MSM SOTU television commentary.  There is a lot of competition for the most inane commentary on the triumphant State of the Union Address that President Trump delivered last night.  CNN attempted a pre-emptive strike before President Trump even began speaking by speculating, as First Lady Melania Trump arrived, that her cream colored outfit was an echo of Democrats wearing white a year ago at the presidential address to a joint session, to allegedly protest President Trump's "anti-woman" policies.  This inanity was preceded by inferences that something was wrong with the First Lady arriving separately, accompanying guests, instead of riding with the President.

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Is it a scandal for the First Lady to be apart from her husband as he prepares for the State of the Union address?  At this moment, what is the physical distance between Michelle Obama and her husband, Barack H. Obama?  Is it less than a thousand miles?  Probably not.  I suspect the same is true of Bill and Hillary Clinton, although the hour-by-hour locations of all these people is unknown to the public.

Maxine Waters Makes an FCC Suggestion for Trump.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was one of five Democrats to offer a response to President Trump's State of the Union address.  She didn't actually attend, so to put it another way she offered a response to a speech she didn't even watch.  Still, she has Trump figured out.  He's a "despicable human," he's a "racist," he's "not a role model," and — her latest description — he's not fit for TV.  "Whenever he appears on TV there should be a disclaimer that says 'This may be may not be acceptable for children,'" Waters said during her pre-taped response for Angela Rye's BET special Wednesday [1/31/2018].

Bogus Racist Claims Against Trump.  As President Trump lays out and implements his vision for American success — via his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" — there remain defiant naysayers.  Among the most defiant are those who want to talk about race.  They oppose Trump, claiming he is biased against minorities.  Unfortunately, talking about race is a great diversion from the discussion about the ideas and policies we need as a nation to move forward.

California professor encourages 'abolition of white democracy'.  A California professor's controversial social justice lecture on "the abolition of white democracy" has gone viral after a student videotaped the anti-Trump presentation and shared it online.  During the talk, Diablo Valley College Professor Albert Ponce labeled President Trump a white supremacist and encouraged students in attendance to violate American laws.  "So we begin with the fact that we exist in a white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative, capitalist system," Ponce says at the outset of his one-hour talk, "White Supremacy in the U.S."  The speech was the first in DVC's Social Justice Lecture Series for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Unhinged: Michael Moore assails Trump, 'unfit,' 'narcissist, 'sociopath,' 'threat to humanity'.  One of the chief organizers of Monday's counter-State of the Union in New York City is charging that President Trump needs to be overthrown before he ends the world.  Really.

Trump forces Democratic hand on immigration.  Ah, the Art of The Donald.  Kick back and enjoy the ride.  "Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants," the BBC reported.  How did the illegal aliens react?  "Let's call this proposal for what it is:  a white supremacist ransom note.  Our fear, our pain, and our lives must not be used to shackle our parents and ban those seeking refuge; we must not be used to tear apart the moral fabric of this country," the group United We Dream said in a statement.

Calling Trump a fake
Photos: Top 21 Signs from the Angry Women's March in D.C..  Thousands of anti-Trump protesters filled the National Mall around the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pond on Saturday, carrying signs that reveal, one year into the Donald Trump presidency, the anger over his victory has not dimmed.

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Very interesting sign.  Presumably, the person holding this sign voted for Barack H. Obama, who was technically ineligible to be elected President because of his dual citizenship in the U.S. and Indonesia, and the fact that he never did prove the authenticity of his birth certificate.  Thus Mr. Obama is a "fake American," not Mr. Trump.  Mr. Obama never even pretended to be a businessman, whereas Mr. Trump has been a businessman all his life.  Mr. Obama claimed to be a Christian, but there is little or no evidence to support this claim; in fact, the preponderance of the evidence shows that Barack Hussein Obama is actually a Muslim.

Luis Gutierrez:  Shutdown Really About 'First Racist President' Wanting to End Legal Immigration.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claimed on Friday evening that the government shutdown is about the "first racist president of the United States of America" wanting to end legal immigration.  In a fiery speech at a MoveOn rally outside the Capitol on Friday evening, Gutierrez accused President Donald Trump of exposing himself as a racist with his "shithole" countries remarks.  And though Trump reportedly made those remarks in regards to the visa lottery system and said he would welcome more immigrants from Asian countries, Gutierrez said the government shutdown was not about Trump's border wall but about "ending legal immigration in America."

Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached?  One of Trump's major campaign promises was to build a "wall" to protect our southern border.  Never mind that, in 2006, 26 Democratic senators — including Hillary Clinton, then-Sen. Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer — voted for hundreds of miles of barriers and fencing.  And every Senate Democrat voted for 2013's Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which again called for hundreds of miles of barriers.  But Trump is "racist" and "xenophobic."  Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, calls Trump a "bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility," which, says Green, is a "high misdemeanor" that constitutes an impeachable offense.

MSNBC: Left-Wing Author Compares Trump Administration to Termite Infestation.  Appearing on MSNBC's 9:00 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday [1/17/2018] to sell his latest Trump-trashing book, left-wing author David Cay Johnston compared the current administration to an insect infestation that was "eating away at the structure of our government."  He apparently saw himself as the exterminator ready to stamp out the supposed political parasites.  "Today, America is vastly changing under the Trump administration, from weakening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the CFPB, to chipping away at protections in ObamaCare," anchor Stephanie Ruhle warned as she began the segment.

Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'.  A senator who attended the closed-door meeting during which the president reportedly insulted Haiti and various African nations with an expletive now says Trump never said the word.  Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who supports Trump's immigration policies, had previously claimed that he did not recall whether or not Trump used this incendiary language.  But on ABC News' "This Week," he repeatedly said that the meeting had been grossly and totally misrepresented in the press.

Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address.  Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month.  Wilson, who was elected in 2010 and made headlines last year for fighting with Trump over his telephone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, cited the president's "recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations" for reasons why she wouldn't be attending the Jan. 30 speech.  "For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address," Wilson said in a statement late Sunday [1/14/2018].  "I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies."

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Barack H. Obama made "State of the Union" speeches that were "full of innuendo, empty promises and lies," and the Republicans didn't boycott those event for political gain.  As a public service, I have kept excerpts from the reviews of Obama's SOTU speeches (and many others) here and here.

Caught Red Handed:  Clinton Supporters Tried to Buy Trump Accusations.  Lisa Bloom is an attorney who works for prominent liberals and occasionally one of their super PACs.  She also famous for being the lawyer who worked for Harvey Weinstein to try to pay off or discredit his accusers.  In a recent episode among those occasional cases, she openly asked for money to vet possible sexual harassment accusations against Donald Trump.  Setting aside the obvious partisan problems for the moment, legal vetting does cost money, so this might not be a brazen breach of justice.  Within the past few months, a Republican group raised $10,000 to pay legal and associative fees for sexual misconduct victims.  It's a normal part of the process.  The red flags for Ms. Bloom appear when you look at the amount of money requested.  Various donors supplied $700,000 to cover the costs of just two accusers.

Trump 'At War' With Media, 'Actively Trying to Kill Press Off!'  Thursday [1/11/2018] on ABC's The View, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar sparred with co-host Meghan McCain and guest host, actress and singer Keke Palmer, over the trustworthiness of the media.  Behar and Hostin complained that no one trusted the media anymore, when they were only trying to give "the truth" and "the facts."  Hostin compared Trump to a "dictator" while Whoopi Goldberg hyperbolically added, we've never had a president that was "actively trying to kill the press off" like Trump.

Stable Genius:  Trump Holds Normal Meeting With Democrats On Immigration, Media Bewildered.  On Tuesday [1/9/2018], President Trump completely undercut Democratic arguments that he is an insane child, holding a bipartisan discussion at the White House over the Congressional version of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Overall, Trump looked presidential rather than petulant; he even hijacked Low-Energy Jeb!'s line, stating that he wanted to push a "bill of love" by week's end.

Democrats to hold new meeting with psychiatrist who calls Trump a 'danger' to [the] public.  Some Democratic lawmakers are renewing their campaign this week of questioning President Trump's mental fitness for office, aided by a psychiatrist who is drawing ethics rebukes from her peers for giving opinions about the president without having examined him.  Lawmakers will gather for dinner Wednesday night [1/10/2018] at the Washington home of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, in a "salon-like" setting to hear from Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale University professor and forensic psychiatrist who believes Mr. Trump is "dangerous" and requires a mental-capacity exam.  DeLauro spokesman Will Serio confirmed the planned dinner meeting but couldn't say how many lawmakers are expected to attend.

Stop your armchair psychoanalysis of Trump.  Mental health professionals should never perform armchair analyses of persons with whom they've never met to conduct an in-person evaluation.  We're not alone in holding this opinion.  It is the long-held position of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association that it is both unethical and extremely irresponsible for mental health experts to render professional verdicts based only on casual observation.  There's a backstory to this rule, as we recounted in October of last year.  The short of it is this:  A 1964 survey of psychiatrists found that half of its respondents believed GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater was mentally unfit to be president.  They called him a "dangerous lunatic," "paranoid," a "counterfeit figure of a masculine man," and so on.  Goldwater went on to lose the election, but he won his defamation lawsuit against the now-defunct Fact magazine, which published the psychiatrist survey.

Alan Dershowitz Rebukes The Ridiculous Attacks on President Trump's Mental Health.  As everyone is now aware, the latest approach of President Trump's political opposition writ large is to insufferably attack his mental fitness.  This is a historic pattern of the left-wing against people they disagree with.  If you disagree with a far-left Marxist your thinking is wrong.  Not accidentally this is the exact same common approach within mainstream communist media; a modern example is China.  Disagree with authoritarian-minded people and the way you think becomes the primary focus of your risk toward them.

The Errors Found In Wolff's Book, So Far.  Here's what The Daily Caller has found so far:  [#1] The most striking portrait of Wolff's carelessness in checking basic facts occurs in the early chapters of the book where he misspells a CNN political analyst's name, misidentifies the position commerce secretary Wilbur Ross was nominated for at the time, and places a reporter at a restaurant he says he has never been to.

Don't Let 'Fire And Fury' Normalize 'Fake But Accurate'.  "Fire and Fury:  Inside the Trump White House," Michael Wolff's entertaining new book, is a mix of wishful falsehoods, compelling fictions, and a lot of stuff we already suspected about the White House.  Even honest antagonists of Donald Trump can concede as much. [...] That's the problem with a book of rumor-mongering.  You can never know what's true, though people always tend to believe the tidbits that reinforce their worldview.  Not that these sorts of tomes are new.  Every president has his Kitty Kelley.  What is new, though, is the wall-to-wall coverage of the book.

We Live in Stupid Times.  I have no idea what's true and what's not true in the new book Fire and Fury:  Inside The Trump White House, and neither does anyone on cable television repeating its claims like they were a personal witness to the events described in it.  But neither does the author, it seems.  In the book's prologue he wrote, "Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them.  In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true."  That's a long way of saying, "I don't know if all this stuff is true, I didn't bother to verify it.  And I filled in some gaps myself because 'why not?'" [...] What's true and what's fiction doesn't matter because as that cable news personality basically put it, it fit what they all believe to be the case.  We are now in a time where what is news is determined by the "spidey sense" of activists with media credentials.

So why hasn't anyone ever seen Trump's supposed dementia?  Like anyone else, politicians do get old, and when they do, their age frequently becomes obvious in public.  One example is House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly slurred her speech and spoken gibberish, both of which point to declining mental capabilities. [...] Then there are politicians who try to hide that there are any health problems, such as Hillary Clinton, who has had massive coughing attacks in public, was seen with an odd red spot on her tongue, required a stool to lean on during her presidential campaign debate with Trump, has had apparent seizures during press gaggles that she attempted to laugh off, struggled to climb stairs, and has collapsed repeatedly in public.  She's never been straight with the public about what her health concerns may be, but it's pretty obvious something is not working.  Do we ever see any evidence of failing faculties like that with Donald Trump?

How The Media Mainstreamed A Democratic Conspiracy Theory.  Establishment media outlets including CNN and MSNBC have helped mainstream a conspiracy theory claiming President Donald Trump is mentally ill.  At the center of the conspiracy theory is Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee, who for over a year has claimed that Trump is mentally impaired and unfit to serve, pointing at his tweets as evidence.  During Trump's presidential campaign, Lee flouted industry norms against publicly diagnosing a patient without his consent or an in-person examination.  She justified doing so on the grounds that she is "obligated to break them in times of emergency."  She continued her campaign after the election, earning a book deal in the process.

The Media Would Like You To Know That The President Is Insane.  Yesterday [1/3/2018], I somewhat reluctantly took on the question of the President's Bigger Button tweeting and expressed the concerns that I had.  It wasn't a case of actually thinking that Trump was about to launch a preemptive nuclear strike or destroy our foreign policy agenda in Asia, but rather that the tweet would eat up the news cycle just when we were starting to make some process.  I was sure that cable news would be obsessing over it, along with most of the print and online outlets.  But I once again underestimated the reaction since I didn't foresee so many of them going The Full Vox and resurrecting the idea that President Trump isn't just wrong on policy, but is, in fact, clinically insane.  It's not the first time we've heard this line of attack, but Politico discovered that it was an excellent opportunity to talk about a private briefing given to a group of almost entirely Democrats, by an Ivy League, Never Trump psychiatry professor who was willing to diagnose the patient without ever having conducted an examination.

ESPN's Jemele Hill on Calling Trump a 'White Supremacist': 'I Don't Regret What I Said or Even the Language That I Used'.  ESPN host Jemele Hill says she is not sorry for the content of a tweet, in which she called President Trump a "white supremacist."  Instead, her only regret is that she used social media as her platform to do it.  Hill, the host of the network's popular SportsCenter, has continued to spout her political views despite finger waging from ESPN bosses.  She has even continued her commentary after the entire company was brought together for a mandatory meeting to go over the company's ban on overtly political comments on social media.  Indeed, she is even unrepentant despite having served a two-week suspension for breaking the company's social media policy.

Trump isn't mentally disturbed, and Obama isn't Moses.  Much of the media is extremely excited by the news that more than a dozen lawmakers (including one Republican) were recently briefed by a Yale psychiatrist on President Trump's mental health. [...] Also, while we're on the topic of mental illness.  Does anyone remember a certain former president presenting himself as a Moses-esque demigod?  [Video clip]

New David Brock Revelations Highlight History of Destruction.  Democratic activist David Brock has been exposed as one of the key sources of money behind efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign to entice women to accuse Donald Trump of past sexual misconduct.  It was only the latest caper for Brock, who spent the 1990s attacking the Clintons before undergoing a political conversion, and devoting his efforts — and other people's money — to a crusade to destroy Republicans and the conservative media.

David Brock Secretly Paid $200,000 To Bring Forward Trump Accusers In 2016.  The New York Times published a story Sunday on the hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent to support women willing to come forward with sexual misconduct accusations against Donald Trump.  The Times reports that a group founded by David Brock secretly gave $200,000 to attorney Lisa Bloom while another progressive donor gave her $500,000 for the same purpose.

New David Brock Revelations Highlight History of Destruction.  Democratic activist David Brock has been exposed as one of the key sources of money behind efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign to entice women to accuse Donald Trump of past sexual misconduct.  It was only the latest caper for Brock, who spent the 1990s attacking the Clintons before undergoing a political conversion, and devoting his efforts — and other people's money — to a crusade to destroy Republicans and the conservative media.

Hillary Clinton backer paid $500,000 to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day.  A Hillary Clinton backer reportedly paid half a million dollars to pay a lawyer representing women accusing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.  Susie Tompkins Buell, a long-time Clinton donor, paid celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom $500,000 to fund security, relocation and possibly a 'safe house,' for women who might 'find the courage to speak out' against Trump, the New York Times reported.  Clinton operative David Brock also gave $200,000, through his nonprofit group, to Bloom.

'Morning Joe' guest worried Trump might invalidate 2018 midterm elections — even though he couldn't.  A guest on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" oddly declared Friday that she is worried President Trump may try to invalidate the 2018 midterm elections to avoid a Democratic Congress — something the President can't actually do.  Regular co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were absent, but Republican pollster and Washington Examiner columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson more than made up for the extreme anti-Trump rhetoric that MSNBC viewers have come to expect from the liberal morning show.

MSNBC's Katy Tur Wrongly Claims Trump Hasn't Had a Press Conference Lately.  Pam Key at Breitbart reported that Friday on MSNBC, host Katy Tur said it was "laughable" that President Donald Trump had only had one solo press conference in his first year.  "He's been dodging questions from the press for months now, really.  He hasn't had a press conference since what, February?" she asked NBC's Kristen Welker.  "That is laughable.  It's laughable, Kris, that the president can't stand in front of the press and take questions from the press."  This is self-evidently untrue.

New York Times Column Says Trump Is About To Stage A Coup.  A New York Times contributor cranked the President Donald Trump-hysteria-meter to 11 on Thursday when he wrote the president "and his allies seem on the verge of staging a coup against independent institutions and the rule of law."  In the column "The Real Coup Plot Is Trump's," New York Times contributor and Harvard University lecturer Yascha Mounk warns readers about the upcoming assault on American democracy that the president is plotting.  Fox News host Jesse Watters recently claimed that in the midst of all the alleged bias within the FBI, that "we have a coup on our hands in America."  Mounk doesn't cite any evidence that Trump is preparing to fire special counsel Robert Mueller — the president, after all, has said repeatedly that he doesn't intend to.

MSNBC Guest: 'Psychologically Deranged' Trump May 'Destroy Our Democracy'.  A guest on MSNBC Monday called President Trump "psychologically deranged" and suggested he might destroy democracy in America.  Richard Painter, appearing on "The Beat With Ari Melber," said, "Well, I think we are in danger, our democracy's in danger.  But there's one person in control of the military right now, the commander-in-chief is Donald Trump.  And there is a risk of him using that power to destroy our democracy, whether you call it a coup or anything else.  But it's not from the critics of Donald Trump that the danger is posed.  It's the fact that the man who is commander-in-chief of our military engaged in obstruction of justice and other crimes is also psychologically deranged."

A Stain On America.  It would be a full-time job to keep track of the Democratic Party media's failed attacks on President Trump and his administration. [...] Maybe someone, somewhere, is keeping count of the liberal media's lies about Trump, but it would be a superhuman task to keep up.  The president's comment was prompted in part by an absurd tweet by the Washington Post's Dave Weigel, who was fired by the Post some years ago for his participation in the surreptitious, left-wing JournoList.  Weigel rejoined the Post after rehabilitating himself with MSNBC and Slate.  I used to say that the Post is the most respectable voice of the Democratic Party, but I am not sure that compliment is still warranted.

Journalists [Condemn] Demented Donald as Worse Than Bin Laden and Comparable to Charles Manson.  Liberal reporters and hosts are closing out the year with a bang, spending the last month damning Donald Trump as an "unhinged" "sociopathic" mental case who was comparable to Charles Manson and Osama Bin Laden.  Also, journalists like CNN's Brian Stelter and former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather continued to get on their high-horse as they proclaimed they were the "Pro-Truth" guardians against Trump's "unrelenting campaign against the press."

Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt:  Trump's 'impairment is chilling'.  Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) former presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said early Thursday [12/7/2017] that President Trump was "clearly slurring his words" during an announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that "the impairment is chilling."  "I don't know the cause of it, but when you combine it with [Sen.] Bob Corker's critique that the president of the United States is unstable, that he's dangerous, when you look at the private comments that are made by members of Congress around his stability, you look at his actions in recent weeks," said Schmidt, who is also an MSNBC contributor, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

'Morning Joe' contemplates Trump's mental 'stability' after dry-mouth speech.  The panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" suggested Thursday [12/7/2017] that President Trump is suffering from diminished mental capacity after he delivered a speech and slurred some of his words toward the end.  Republican strategist and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt, a regular on the show, said Trump appeared to have an "impairment" and called it "chilling" to watch.  "This is not the person that we knew even three years ago. ... There's a remarkable change," said host Joe Scarborough.  "He seemed like he was almost hanging on to the prompter and hanging on to the words," co-host Mika Brzezinski said.  "Something, I don't know. ... There was a struggle happening."

"Trump is Dangerous and More Unpredictable than Kim Jong-un", Says Kremlin Propagandist.  There have been many signs of "buyers' remorse" from the Kremlin over US President Donald Trump, but perhaps the starkest pronouncement has come from top Kremlin propagandist Dmitry Kiselyov — in typical over-the-top style — claiming that Trump is "dangerous" and "more unpredictable" than North Korea's despotic leader Kim Jong-un.  [12/3/2017]

Shark Jumped:  Chelsea Handler Actually Blamed Trump For Starting The California Wildfires.  I'm not sure how many sharks Chelsea Handler will jump before she's put on the list of stars Hollywood is shying away from, but Handler added another reason to the Scrooge McDuck pile she's already got going.  Handler informed Twitter that she's having to abandon her home.  While my heart goes out to her, she turned the moment political to strike at Trump and — I'm not kidding here — blame him for starting the fire.

Chelsea Handler:  Donald Trump Set The California Wildfire.  Always one to inject deep thoughts into any difficult situation, Chelsea Handler is now accusing Donald Trump of "literally and figuratively" setting the wildfires raging across the Los Angeles area.  Nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated and more than 200 have lost their homes to the brush fires which have engulfed the Sepulveda Pass in the Santa Monica mountains and now threaten places like Hollywood and Bel Aire.

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McCain: Trump doesn't have any 'principles and beliefs'.  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped President Trump in an interview, saying he doesn't think the president has "principles and beliefs."  "I don't agree with the way he's conducting his presidency, obviously," McCain said during an interview with Esquire.  "He's an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles.  I think he's a person who takes advantage of situations."

Media Compares Charles Manson To Trump, 'Far Right'.  Newsweek and The New York Times quickly tied Charles Manson to right-wing politics after the murderous cult leader's death on Sunday [11/19/2017].  A Newsweek piece by Melissa Matthews compared the charismatic nature of Manson to President Donald Trump, noting that both men used language to gain followers — a common characteristic of most politicians.  The piece explains that psychoanalyst Mark Smaller, past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, sees similarities in the way that Manson and Trump are able to talk to people who feel "marginalized or alienated."  Smaller is clear that he doesn't think they share any beliefs, but the comparison paints a different picture for the readers.

Do Trump's liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged?  Last week's anniversary of Trump's election sparked widespread teeth-gnashing by the nation's pundits.  Trump is supposedly the gravest threat to American democracy since the secession of the Confederacy.  His presidency, probably, continues to be a boon for antidepressant sales across the land.  New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, in a column last week headlined "Anniversary of the Apocalypse," lamented the "terror-struck and vertiginous days" after Trump's win and the ongoing "metaphysical whiplash" and "hideous interregnum," which leaves her "poleaxed by grief at the destruction of our civic inheritance."  Professor Henry Giroux of McMaster University frothed that Trump's "ascendancy in American politics has made visible a culture of cruelty, a contempt for civic literacy, a corrupt mode of governance and a disdain for informed judgment that has been decades in the making."

Turns out Trump didn't ruin America's economy.  Foreign tourism to New York City is set to rise 3.6 percent this year — defying yet another of the many doomsday predictions about Donald Trump's presidency.  Back in February, the city tourism agency said Trump's "travel ban and related rhetoric" would mean a drop of 300,000 visitors this year.  But the NYC & Co. prophecy proved false.  Of course, other predictions were more dire — particularly those about the stock market.  Finance expert Steve Rattner foresaw "a market crash of historic proportions" under a President Trump.  Moody's warned of a "weaker" economy.  Many said 2 percent GDP growth was the best that could be hoped for.  Other doomsayers included Mark Cuban, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and firms such as Bridgewater Associates and Macroeconomic Advisers.

Keith Olbermann:  President Trump a 'Pig' for Invoking God Instead of Gun Control.  Within hours of the horrendous Texas church shooting, Keith Olbermann called President Donald Trump a "pig" for invoking God instead of gun control.  The shooting occurred Sunday morning [11/5/2017] in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a 26-year-old man who was reportedly "an atheist" and who thought Christians were "stupid" opened fire on the congregants of First Baptist Church.  The attacker killed 26 people.  His violence was stopped by a good guy with a gun who "took cover behind a car" and shot at the attacker.

Keith Olbermann:  Bin Laden Did Less To Hurt America Than Trump.  GQ's Keith Olbermann said on 'The View' Friday [11/3/2017] that he truly believes President Donald Trump is more harmful to America than Osama Bin Laden.  "You said recently via tweet that, 'Trump and his family have done more harm to America than ISIS and Bin Laden combined," cohost Sunny Hostin said as the audience clapped.

WSJ Reporter Rips Trump For Not Calling for Death Penalty for (Already Dead) Vegas Shooter.  In making a point about the difference between President Donald Trump's reaction to the Las Vegas shooting and the NYC terror attack, WSJ reporter Eli Stokols made a pretty obvious mistake by questioning why Trump didn't demand the death penalty for the assailant who killed 58 concert goers in last month.  Stokols, an MSNBC contributor, spoke with Nicolle Wallace Thursday [11/2/2017] about the President saying the NYC terrorist should get the death penalty.  And Stokols talked about the difference in how Trump approaches these attacks compared to others.

All 16 women who accused Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says the White House.  All the women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are lying, the White House has said.  When posed the question by CBS about the 16 women who have accused the President — and whether the official position of the White House was that they were lying — Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said:  "Yeah, we've been clear on that from the beginning and the president has spoken on it."  Mr Trump addressed the accusations last week and dismissed them as "totally fake news... It's fake, it's made-up stuff.  And it's disgraceful what happens."

Democratic chairman:  Trump 'most dangerous' president ever.  Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday [10/21/2017] that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation.

Press is not "crucial to our democracy".  The president is not "undermining the foundations of our democracy."  Donald Trump strengthened them.  He did not accept a billion dollars in bribes and payoffs from big corporations and rich creeps like Harvey Weinstein.  Spending half as much, Trump [defeated] Hillary and her media minions.  [Bob] Schieffer, [Brian] Stelter, and their ilk tried to thwart the election with biased coverage.  It is not working.  It undermines their credibility.

Hillary Clinton falsely claims Donald Trump is an 'admitted sex assaulter' — but claims allegations against Bill are "clearly in the past".  Hillary Clinton today [10/13/2017] falsely called Donald Trump an "admitted sex assaulter" and compared him to disgraced alleged sex abuser Harvey Weinstein. [...] In fact Trump has not admitted he committed sexual assault and said that he was indulging in "locker room talk". [...] "There has to be a recognition that we must stand against this kind of action that is so sexist and misogynistic."  And asked about allegations of sexual misconduct levelled at her husband and former president, Bill Clinton, she said:  "That has all been litigated."  "That was subject of a huge investigation in the late 90s and there were conclusions drawn.  That was clearly in the past. [...]"

Liberals might want to think twice before exalting Eminem as their new leader.  At the BET Hip-Hop Awards Tuesday night, rapper Eminem became the latest in a long line of celebrities to bash President Trump when he debuted a fiercely anti-Trump diatribe dressed up as a freestyle rap.  For four bleeped-out, profanity-laced minutes, Eminem slammed the president as a racist, bigot and "a kamikaze that'll probably cause a nuclear holocaust."

Nevada professor suggests Trump deserves blame for Las Vegas massacre.  A university professor in Las Vegas was filmed in class this week suggesting President Trump deserves some blame for the city's shooting massacre because "all he's done" is "encourage violence."  "Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won't be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die," University of Nevada, Las Vegas history professor Tessa Winkelmann said Thursday [10/5/2017], according to video obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  "Other people will die because of this.  And we've seen this happen, right?"

Parent furious over teacher's 'shooting at Trump' quiz answer.  A teacher at Wyoming's Jackson Hole High School on Thursday gave her students a multiple choice quiz that referenced shooting President Trump.  Parent Jim McCollum told me he was furious about the question — especially since the quiz was administered four days after the Las Vegas massacre.  "This is not right.  You don't do that to a sitting president — you respect the office," McCollum told me in a telephone interview.  "They used Trump's name — insinuating gun violence and shooting the president."  "As torn apart as the country is right now, I could not tolerate that and let that go without saying something," he said.

NYT Falsely Reports Trump Admin Blocked Puerto Ricans From Using Food Stamps for Hot Meals.  The New York Times falsely reported earlier this week that the Trump administration was blocking food stamp recipients in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico from using the federal subsistence to eat hot meals.  On Tuesday [10/3/2017], the Times reported Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló complained, "the federal government had denied a request to allow hurricane victims in Puerto Rico who use food stamps to redeem them at fast-food restaurants and other places that serve prepared hot meals."  "He [Rosselló] said he was pursuing the issue with federal officials and was hoping the waiver would come soon," the Times reported.  But after the piece had already been up for 24 hours, it was updated to admit the claim was inaccurate.

Is Any Part Of The Russia Election Hacking Story True?  In June, Samuel Liles, the Department of Homeland Security's acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told Congress that "the Russian government tried to hack election-related computer systems in 21 states."  Then, earlier this month, the election hacking story made headlines again when DHS officials notified state officials in 21 states about the attempts to breach their voter registration systems.  This sparked renewed outrage from Democrats about how the election results had been "hacked" by Russia.  But then the story started to fall apart, when Wisconsin and California said DHS was wrong about their systems being targeted.  California found that Russia hadn't scanned its Secretary of State website at all.

Dear Media — Stop Using Tragedy for Your Political Ends!  The media — upset that the Trump Administration was actually ready for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and did a decent job of helping the victims in Texas and Florida — now has a new strawman to beat in the "Trump is a racist" narrative.  Apparently Trump and Congress don't care about Puerto Rico, because racism, or oppression, or they're not a state, or something.  Of course, if you ask the people and the government officials in Puerto Rico, the story is a bit different.  Not that they don't need more help, but to claim the response was inadequate due to racism is both bogus and offensive.

Hillary Clinton peddles fake news about Trump and Puerto Rico.  Frustrated by the justifiably high marks President Trump received for the federal government's response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, portions of the left are attacking Trump for allegedly not being sufficiently concerned about Hurricane Maria, which pounded Puerto Rico.  Hillary Clinton is doing her part.  She slammed the president for his near silence about the situation in Puerto Rico.  Ever the snob, Clinton stated, with no apparent basis, "I'm not sure he knows that Puerto Ricans are American citizens."

Dem calls for all NFL players to kneel during national anthem.  Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) tweeted that she hopes all NFL players kneel during the national anthem on Sunday [9/24/2017] in response to President Trump's remarks attacking Colin Kaepernick.  Edwards, who left Congress earlier this year, called Trump a "white supremacist who squats in our White House" in her tweet.

Apology, apology, who's got an apology?  ESPN, the sports network, is part of Disney entertainment enterprises, and last week one of its "anchors," a $1.98 cent [sic] word for "announcer," or "reader," had to be disciplined by the network for telling her semi-vast following that "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists."  She said it in a tweet, naturally, the preferred communication of those unable to speak words of more than one syllable.  She offended a lot of people, or at least some people.  How could she not?  Taking offense is the great American pastime.  Ms. Hill is, of course, entitled to her opinion, however ill-informed by liberal group-think, but she should have known that even as a commentator, entitled to pop off about whatever pops into her mind, she should beware of making a fool of herself.

NEA Says Trump "Creates Fear in Children".  Lily Garcia, president of the NEA — the largest, most progressive, and most activist teacher's union in the country — just used her bully pulpit to address America's foremost educational issue.  According to Garcia, that issue is not our failing government schools, the exploding cost and shrinking results of our classrooms, or the developmentally inappropriate leftist social engineering that has replaced genuine education.  No, the key issue facing our government schools is that Donald Trump is upsetting teachers and making school children cry because of his evil Trump ways.  Specifically, Trump's policies towards Muslims, Mexicans, and transgender students are allegedly causing classroom meltdowns in elementary and middle schools across the nation.  So much so, that teachers are forced to take valuable classroom time to "comfort crying children because they are afraid of their president."  All of which brings up the question:  why are very young children being exposed to such adult issues — topics way beyond their ability to process and comprehend — in the first place?

UN Human Rights Chief:  Trump's Criticisms of Media Could Amount to 'Incitement' of Violence.  United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein expressed concern Wednesday over President Trump's "repeated attacks" on the media.  Zeid brought up Trump's criticism of CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post.  "To call these news organizations 'fake' does tremendous damage and to refer to individual journalists in this way," he said, "I have to ask the question, is this not an incitement for others to attack journalists?"  "And let's assume a journalist is harmed from one of these organizations, does the president not bear responsibility for this, for having fanned this?" Zeid asked reporters in a Geneva press conference.

Media & Politicians Admitting They Lied About Russia.  It has been nearly three weeks since The Nation pushed an explosive memo from the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity into mainstream consciousness with an article detailing the evidence that the DNC leaks last year could not have been the result of a Russian hack.  By continuing to ignore it, the US intelligence community and all the pundits and politicians who have advanced the Russian hacking narrative are tacitly admitting that they lied.

Black Lives Matter Founder Claims Trump Is Trying To Commit Hitler-Like Genocide.  The co-founder of Black Lives Matter believes President Trump is "literally" trying to "kill our communities" on a scale comparable to Adolf Hitler.  "We wouldn't as a movement take a seat at the table with Trump because we wouldn't have done that with Hitler.  Trump is literally the epitome of evil, all the evils of this country, be it racism, capitalism, sexism, homophobia and he has set out the most dangerous policies not just that impacts this country but that impacts the globe," Patrisse Cullors, one of BLM's three co-founders, told the Los Angeles Times in a Friday [8/25/2017] interview.

The Racist Attacks on America and Trump.  Let's start by noticing the obvious.  The biggest hate group in America — by a wide margin — is the anti-Trump chorus, which has advanced from calling him "unfit to be president" to accusing him (in the words of CNN's Ana Navarro) of being "unfit to be human."  In between are malignant accusations that he is a "neo-Nazi," a "white nationalist" and a "white supremacist" — all revelations about Trump's character that somehow remained hidden during the thirty years he was a public figure and before he ran against Hillary Clinton.  Nor is the hate confined to Trump alone but includes his aides and supporters.  Congressman Jerrold Nadler and other House Democrats have even attacked Trump's policy adviser Stephen Miller as a "white supremacist" for defending a merit-based immigration reform.  The attacks from the anti-Trump left also include the charge that America itself is a "white supremacist" country.

Nazi-Hunting Fantasies Have Unhinged The Left.  I'm worried that the Charlottesville riots are making the Left psychologically unhinged in the same way that they have been unhinged by the election of Donald Trump, only more so.  The problem with their reaction to Donald Trump is that he seems to so totally vindicate all of their political prejudices that he justifies an even more vicious vilification of anyone who opposes their agenda.

If Nazis and KKK are Trump's base, how did he win the election?  [Scroll down]  CNN contributor, presidential historian, and left-wing Democrat Douglas Brinkley supplies an actual number, saying "10 to 15 percent of Trump's base are KKK white nationalists and alt-right racists."  Really?  Given that Trump received about 63 million votes, that would mean close to 10 million are KKK members or racists.  The broader implication is that those of us who voted for Donald Trump and still support him are all racists.  Not in the abstract, either.  A friend of over 40 years who despises Donald Trump called me "a white racist" over my continued support of the president.  As if calling me names will make me change my mind.

ACLU Warns Trump:  Pardoning Arpaio Would Be 'Presidential Endorsement of Racism'.  If President Trump pardons former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it "would be an official presidential endorsement of racism," the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday [8/14/2017].  Arpaio, now 85 years old, is famous for his tough stand on illegal immigration.  He was convicted two weeks ago of criminal contempt for violating a court order instructing him to stop detaining people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Mayor of Charlottesville:  Trump Intentionally Courted White Supremacists.  Sunday [8/13/2017] on CNN's "State of the Union," Charlottesville, VA Mayor Michael Signer reacted to the violence Saturday at in his city at a protest, which left three dead and 19 injured.  Signer said President Donald Trump contributed to the violence with his "intentional courting" of "white supremacists."

Rep. Ruben Gallego: 'We Just Have to Admit' Donald Trump Is an 'Absolute Racist'.  Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) made it clear he has no intention to stop reminding people that President Trump is bigoted against Muslims.  The congressman spoke with radio host and Mediaite contributor Dean Obeidallah, where they discussed the fallout from the recent bomb attack against a mosque in Minnesota.  The Trump Administration has been noticeably reluctant to comment about the matter, and Gallego slammed the president for marginalizing Muslims around the country with his rhetoric instead of promising to protect them as citizens.

JK Rowling Apologizes to Trump for Falsely Accusing Him.  Well, sort of.  J.K. Rowling actually apologized to the little boy and his family, not President Trump.  But whatever.  She says she is apologizing 'unreservedly' over tweeting out in anger at Trump after viewing a selectively edited clip showing Trump snubbing a disabled child.  Except that is not what happened at all.  The originator of the tweet deleted it fairly quickly, but liberals had already pounced on it and it went viral.

J.K. Rowling Lies About Donald Trump And Apologizes — To Someone Else.  Yesterday [7/31/2017], apparently somebody finally informed J.K. Rowling that her wildly popular public criticism of Donald Trump was actually based on a falsehood.  Over the weekend, Rowling had issued a series of mega-viral tweets in which she lambasted the president for refusing to shake a disabled boy's hand at a White House event, calling Trump's behavior "stunning" and "horrible."  Surprise:  Rowling was 100 percent wrong.  Trump had actually spent a long moment engaging with the boy in a friendly manner.  It is not too much to assume, in the age of instant communication and 24/7 social media, that Rowling might have taken fewer than three days to fix her flatly untrue and vicious slander of Trump, but better late than never, I suppose.  Nevertheless, her mea culpa on the matter falls somewhat short of an actual admittance of guilt, in a way that should be rather embarrassing, at least for anyone who stopped to think before writing it.

J.K. Rowling's Disappointing Non-Apology To Trump.  Last year I wrote about a speech J.K. Rowling gave at the PEN literary awards gala on the importance of free speech.  Rowling took the classical liberal line saying the answer to speech that offends you is not a safe space but more speech.  She went even further, warning that anyone who attempts to silence speech they disagree with is traveling the path of tyrants.  Rowling even used the example of a petition to keep Trump out the the UK, saying it was a mistake to try to silence him even though she considered him a "bigot."

Trump Boy Scout Speech Is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says.  President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday [7/24/2017] in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists.

Trump's Defense of Universal Truths in Poland.  Had Donald Trump given the Gettysburg Address, liberals would have called it insultingly brief.  No matter how eloquently and sensibly he speaks, they stand ready to snipe at him.  No sooner had he finished his stellar remarks in Poland than they grabbed for their wet blankets.

Leftist 'Intellectuals': It's Racist for Trump to Defend the West.  Left-wing pundits reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday [7/6/2017], accusing him of racism for defending the "West."  Peter Beinart, writing in The Atlantic, asserted:  "The West is a racial and religious term."  He added:  "To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white."  Therefore, he said, Trump's speech was racist, because some Europeans are Muslim, and some nations that have embraced democracy or modernity are outside the West's geographic boundaries.  "India is the world's largest democracy.  Japan is among its most economically advanced nations.  No one considers them part of the West," he noted.

MSNBC's Joan Walsh: 'Really Good Research' Proves Trump Voters Motivated By 'Fears Of Brown People.  The idea of liberals doing any sort of research, let alone "really good research," is nothing short of absolutely laughable.  The fact that Joan Walsh had the gall to get up and say that she researched something (or someone else researched it and she's just parroting it without taking a gander into the facts) is humorous enough.  Yet more hilarious is the idea that "really good research shows" that Trump voters only elected the Republican President because of their "fear of brown people."

Joe Scarborough Calls President Trump 'Greatest Liar That's Ever Sat In The White House'.  MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski bashed President Donald Trump Wednesday, calling him worse than former President Richard Nixon and the "greatest liar that's ever sat in the white house."  Scarborough played a clip of Brian Karem, executive editor of The Sentinel Newspapers, at Tuesday's [6/27/2017] White House briefing challenging Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying her criticism of the media was inflaming the American people.  Sanders responded at the briefing by citing a debunked Washington Post story stating reporters were not being thorough enough in their critiques of the president.

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Mr. Scarborough should spend some time reading my partial catalog of Obama's lies.

The Antithesis of Obstruction.  The "collusion" narrative was a fraud, plain and simple.  We know that now.  Hopefully, it won't take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth:  Collusion's successor, the "obstruction" narrative, is a perversion.  The Left loves narrative.  The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework.  Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed.  It obscures plain and simple truth.  So let's stick with the plain and simple:  The essence of obstruction is to frustrate the search for truth.  Its antithesis is to demand the exposure of fraud.

D.C. firm behind the Trump 'dirty dossier' refusing to cooperate with Congress.  The Washington firm that commissioned the dirty dossier on President Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators.  In a piece for the New York Post, conservative author Paul Sperry writes that the firm, Fusion GPS, which was started by three former Wall Street Journal reporters, is not cooperating with Congress in order to cover up an allegiance to the Democratic party.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is spearheading an investigation into the dossier, and wants to know the identities of the people who paid Fusion to dig up dirt on Trump.

Urine trouble, Washington.  Five months after the once-respected Jake Tapper and Carl Bernstein at CNN reported on a dodgy dossier about President Trump hiring hookers to whiz on a bed Obama slept in, we find out from whence that cockamamie collection of claptrap came.  Camp Hillary.  That's correct.  The billion-dollar loser hired a staff of weirdos who came up with this urinal joke.

Sketchy Firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigation.  A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.  The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.

It's all Trump's fault — even Scalise shooting, beatings and traffic deaths.  A crazed leftist attempts to kill Republicans on a baseball field, a congressional candidate beats up a reporter, and an increase in traffic deaths.  What do these all have in common?  Liberal journalists managed to blame all of these incidents on President Donald Trump.  In the days after the baseball field shooting of Congressional Republicans there was much talk about violent political rhetoric inciting the Bernie Sanders-supporting shooter, but former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, perversely blamed Trump and the GOP because they benefit from "a kind of rage machine."

The Big Collusion Narrative Keeps Melting Down.  After two days and almost six hours of high-stakes public testimony, I'm struck by the total lack of any compelling claims supporting the "big" collusion narrative, that Russia conspired with Trump or Trump officials to "hack" election.  While we certainly aren't privy to all the relevant information or all the relevant testimony, nothing that James Comey said last week or that Jeff Sessions said today (much less any of the questions directed his way) contained so much as a meaningful hint that the Committee was on the verge of uncovering the political scandal of the century.  Rather, the focus keeps shifting to much narrower questions regarding Trump's decision to fire James Comey — questions that are important but far less historically consequential than any claim that a president or his attorney general are traitors to their country.

Gay Muslim still blames Trump for "racism" after Pulse nightclub shooting.  While most college graduates are settling in for the summer and basking in their recent accomplishments with family and friends, one newly-minted graduate is blaming President Trump for anti-Muslim sentiment one year following the terrorist attack in Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  In a New York Times opinion piece, "A night of terror, a year of racism," Adam Manno — a gay American man whose father is from Pakistan — says Trump's language is scaring American Muslims because it supposedly fosters Islamophobia among the general population.

The Real Collusion.  Maybe it will be remembered as the weekend when, at long last, the media-Democrat complex overplayed its hand on the "Collusion with Russia" narrative.  They are still having so much fun with the new "Jared back-channel to the Kremlin" angle, they appear not to realize it destroys their collusion yarn.  Their giddiness is understandable.  The new story is irresistible:  President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in a December 2016 Trump Tower meeting with the ubiquitous Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, discussed setting up a communications "back-channel" between the incoming administration and the Kremlin.

The vast right-wing conspiracy 2.0, Russia edition.  Hillary Clinton did something more interesting Wednesday [5/31/2017] than blame others for her loss in last year's presidential election.  She has done that many times before, though her dig at the Democratic National Committee was a new and interesting twist.  Clinton publicly stitched together a comprehensive theory of how Russian interference into the 2016 campaign led to her defeat at the hands of President Trump.  That theory may prove to be conspiratorial nonsense or the dominant storyline of the Russia probe.  But Clinton spelled it out more clearly and succinctly than ever before, laying it all out in the public eye.

Hillary launches astonishing conspiracy claim that Trump won the election because he 'colluded' with 1,000 Russian agents.  Hillary Clinton launched an all-out assault on Donald Trump Wednesday [5/31/2017], claiming he must have 'guided' Russian efforts to keep her out of the White House.  Openly saying that she believed he had 'colluded' with Russia, she made an astonishing series of claims about the presidential election, including claiming that the 'vast majority' of news about her on Facebook was 'fake'.  She even cited 'Pizzagate', claiming that claims she was involved in a child sex-trafficking network in a Washington D.C. restaurant had helped swing 'low information voters'.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  According to the Gallup organization, the normal duration of a presidential honeymoon in recent times has been seven months.  The Democrats didn't give Trump seven seconds.  While he was president-elect, they were already attacking him as a racist, a "white nationalist," anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim; also an anti-democratic "fascist" — a would-be dictator.  His election was called illegitimate, the alleged agent of a Russian conspiracy.  This meme swiftly metastasized into one of the most bizarre witch-hunts in our political history, a "red scare" without actual reds, in which Democrat after Democrat stepped forward to allege that Trump had colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the election.

Liberals Say John Podesta, Robby Mook Wrote the Russia Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary Lost.  Two days after the election, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the FBI (James Comey), the KGB, and the KKK who supported Donald Trump according to her.  Liberal Jonathan Allen who is a Politico editor, and Amy Parnes who writes for the left-leaning The Hill wrote in their new book, Shattered that the Clinton Campaign (John Podesta and Robby Mook) hatched the Russia narrative 24 hours after her loss as an excuse for their campaign failure.  These reporters were embedded with the campaign.

The Vast Left-Wing Russia Conspiracy Exposed.  First, observers should note that none of these conspiracy theorists have ever spelled out what they think occurred between Trump and Putin.  They throw around the term "collusion" without ever specifying any other details.  There's a good reason for this:  They know that if they actually specified what they are thinking — or, more precisely, what they want for Americans to think — they would be exposed for the shameless, deceitful partisan hacks they are.  After all, the Democrats and the GOP NeverTrumpers expect for the rest of us to believe that, together, Trump and Putin "colluded" to enable the former — a man ridiculed and mocked by his enemies as a buffoon and clown right up until election night — to prevail over Hillary Clinton in a decisive Electoral College win.

Democratic senators blame Trump for rise in hate crimes during hearing.  There was a recurring accusation from Democrats during Tuesday's [5/2/2017] Senate Judiciary Committee hearing:  President Trump is to blame for a rise in hate crimes.  "It's no accident that there is a rise in hate crimes because we're in an environment where the president targets Muslims with his language," said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii during a hearing on hate crimes, referring to Trump's travel ban.  Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., also attempted to correlate having Steve Bannon in the White House as chief strategist to the rise in hate crimes.

Maddow: Trump 'Wants to Kill Us' — 'It's a Dangerous Time for the First Amendment'.  On Tuesday's [5/2/2017] broadcast of NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow stated that there's a "tension" in the news media where it's both "a dangerous time for the First Amendment" and the press is "oddly influential with" President Trump, "who wants to kill us."

Trump Is Bad at Being a Tyrant.  To be sure, Trump manipulated the media in much the same way savvy dictators do.  Also, he is loud and he loves gold.  And he doesn't tolerate nonsense from the "lying press."  Where I was raised, though, what Trump has been doing with the media is called standing up for yourself.  To the media, however, a Republican that stands up for himself is "dangerous."

Sorry, But Calling Weak Q1 GDP a 'Report Card' On Trump Is Absurd.  The economy's weak 0.7% growth in the first quarter was disappointing, to say the least, the worst gain in three years.  But to the Trump-despising big media, it seems, it's really a sign of his failure.

Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier's sensational charge unverified, says Clinton backer betrayed him.  Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier, acknowledges that a sensational charge his sources made about a tech company CEO and Democratic Party hacking is unverified.  In a court filing, Mr. Steele also says his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10.

Democrat tells child that Trump is more dangerous than a terrorist: report.  Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., told a sixth grader last week that she should be worried because President Trump is more dangerous than a terrorist.  During the Q&A portion of a town hall event held at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, Calif., DeSaulnier took a final question from 11-year-old Eden, according to a report published Saturday [4/22/2017].

'Shattered' Revelation:  Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary's Loss.  The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered:  Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling "within twenty-four hours of her concession speech."  The blistering behind-the-scenes book, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, illustrates how Hillary Clinton furiously blamed her defeat on the FBI investigation into her private emails, Russian interference, and Trump's supposed support from "white nationalists."

How the Media Try to Lay Waste to the Trump Administration.  According to Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, there is "no evidence" that the Russians colluded with President Trump to swing the election.  And there is no evidence that the Russians interfered with election tallies.  Yet allegations of Russian connections have become an article of faith for the mainstream media and liberal comedy hosts.  But as we've pointed out on many occasions, Hillary Clinton's financial and business relations with the Russians far exceeded anything that could be attributed to Trump.

Liberal Pollster Tweets, Falsely, That Trump Didn't Go to Church on Easter Sunday.  He claims the tweet, which was factually inaccurate, wasn't factually inaccurate.  Because even though Trump did go to Easter service in Palm Beach, it wasn't on Trump's official Sunday schedule as released at around 8am.  But he did go.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria:  Were Obama Still President, He Would Have Ordered "Similar If Not Identical" Strike In Syria.  CNN's Fareed Zakaria discusses his experience with "Trump derangement syndrome," where people's hatred and anger towards the president is so intense that it impairs their judgment.  He talks about Obama speechwriters attacking Trump for doing exactly what President Obama would have done in Syria.

The Russiagate Scam Will Blow Up In The Democrats' Smug Faces.  As Hugh Hewitt says, this scandal has three silos.  The first silo is the question of whether the Russians somehow "hacked our election."  The second silo is whether any Trump people "colluded" with the Russians.  The third silo, the one patriots care most about since it's the one that isn't a ridiculous fantasy, is whether anyone in Obama's administration used our intelligence apparatus to spy on his and Hillary's political opponents.  The answers are "No," "No," and "Yes."

Obliterating the "Russia Meddled in the Election".  Last week The Duran's Alexander Mercouris thoroughly debunked the Russiagate narrative being spewed out by the Hillary aristocracy, Democrats, mainstream media, and anyone else with less than half a brain and zero deductive reasoning skills.  We strongly recommend you read the post, "Here's why the whole Russiagate scenario set out in Trump Dossier is totally absurd" to get a big picture explanation as to why the Russia election meddling story is fiction even too ridiculous for Hollywood.

Here's why the whole Russiagate scenario set out in Trump Dossier is totally absurd.  It has become increasingly clear over the last two weeks that the amateur sleuths who are driving Russiagate are taking the Trump Dossier prepared by the British ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele as their starting point.  This is despite the fact that the Trump Dossier is still "uncorroborated", and has been trashed by seasoned intelligence professionals like former CIA Acting Assistant Director Michael Morell.  Right from the first moment the Trump Dossier was first published I speculated that it might be the original source of the 'Russiagate' story.  Here is what I wrote about it on 11th January 2017, immediately after it was published

Grassley pressing FBI's McCabe in Trump-Russia dossier case.  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is poking around for more information on the spurious dossier leaked to the media ahead of President Trump's inauguration — this time, homing in on Andrew McCabe, the second in command at the FBI.  In a March 28 letter, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director James Comey he wants a detailed description on the involvement of Deputy Director McCabe in the investigation of Russian ties to Trump associates.

The Burgeoning Market For Anti-Trump Hoaxes.  The insatiable demand for tales that embarrass the president is creating its own supply.  Case in point is the most recent KittenFeed story.  On Tuesday [3/21/2017], the New York Observer ran an exclusive piece with the headline:  "Trump Sics Lawyers on Teen for Making Silly Site Where Kittens Punch Him."  It claimed that a 17-year-old girl in San Francisco had received two cease-and-desist letters from the Trump Organization.  A multitude of other news sites, bloggers and social networks immediately ran with the story, which now appears to be a hoax.  Why would someone do this?  A clue is in the traffic to, which exploded once the story hit the web.

Susan Rice is the Wrong Person to Attack Trump's Credibility.  In a recent opinion column for The Washington Post, former United Nations ambassador and national security advisor to Barack Obama, Susan Rice, had the temerity to lecture President Donald Trump about telling the truth.  She writes that "our friends must be able to trust the word of the U.S. president."  This extends far beyond hypocrisy coming from a person who visited five Sunday talk shows to peddle administration falsehoods about the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.  In addition, she served in those positions during a period of other disastrous foreign policy decisions — deceptively sold to the American people — such as the Iran nuclear deal and the entire Libyan debacle.

Four Major Holes In Rep. Adam Schiff's Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory.  On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on a House intelligence committee, delivered his opening statements at a hearing where he laid out the case for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  Schiff repeatedly raised questions about alleged collusion between Moscow and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  Here are four serious problems with Schiff's charges, which include wild conspiracy theories and heavy reliance on a questionable source: [...]

Senate Intelligence Dems Admit There May Be ZERO Evidence Of Collusion Between Russians And Trump Campaign.  As Guy wrote last week, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has retreated from his claim that there's solid evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence agencies.  Now, his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee also concede that there may be zero evidence of such activity after a month into their investigation.

Rep. Maxine Waters Walks Back Claim Russia Dossier Is 'Absolutely True'.  Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, walked back her claim on Thursday that seemed to confirm the existence of compromising tapes of President Donald Trump with Russian prostitutes without providing any evidence.  The congresswoman's office released a clarification on Thursday [3/9/2017] after she said on MSNBC earlier in the day that the sex allegations in an unverified dossier claiming that Russia has compromising information about Trump were "absolutely true."  An aide to Waters said that she had not leaked any classified or new information.

The Beltway Conspiracy to Break Trump.  At the heart of the case against Trump is what appears to be a Big Lie.  It is that Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence hacked the DNC and John Podesta's email account, then colluded with Trump's friends or associates to systematically sabotage Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Therefore, Trump stole the election and is an illegitimate president.  In this city, Trump is looked upon as a border-jumper, an illegal alien.  Yet let us consider the constituent components of the charge.

MSNBC's Tur:  Like Putin, Trump Might Kill Journalists.  [Scroll down]  It is Tur who is heading down a "dangerous path."  I guess because Trump has a "distaste" for negative news coverage, he is going to start murdering journalists?  I guess she sorta forgot Obama's railing against Fox News for eight years.  Trump "has made no secret" of "going after" journalists because, as far as I know, he hasn't ordered an attack on any of them.

Political Correctness as a Tool of the Liberal Inquisition.  We hear from liberals that when President Trump and his followers speak of making America Great Again we mean Make America White Again.  This is a malicious falsehood.  It is specious and malevolent.  What we mean, as does Mr. Trump, is that America should once again be prosperous; that the middle class be revived and that good, manufacturing jobs be available so families can live with dignity; that family life and wholesomeness be once again exalted; that America be crime-free; that Americans be protected from terrorism and inhere a sense of confidence; and that our elected leaders, a president, love America instead of constantly castigating her.  No one I know wants an America where our African-American brothers and sisters are denied an iota of civil rights.

Liberals Suddenly Have Newfound Respect For The CIA.  Critics of President-elect Donald Trump appear to have found a new respect for the Central Intelligence Agency, after years of heated criticism.  Journalists highlighted the "insanity" of CIA Director John Brennan's rebuke of Trump's disparaging accusation of the intelligence agency's possible role in leaking a salacious dossier on his personal conduct.

Think Tank Appears To Cut Ties With Oppo Researcher Behind Trump Dossier.  A national security think tank appears to have cut ties with the head of the opposition research firm that is behind the unsubstantiated Donald Trump dossier published last week.  Glenn Simpson, who heads Fusion GPS, was listed on the website for the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC) as recently as this weekend.  He joined the Virginia-based think tank in 2009, at around the same time he quit as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal to start his own private intelligence firm.

The Assassination of Donald Trump.  In a way it's pitiful.  John Lewis, d. Ga.  Still nursing a head wound from 1966 or '67.  Saying Trump is not a legitimate President because the Russians uncovered that the DNC sabotaged Bernie Sanders' campaign.  Crazy.  So Trump fires back that Lewis is a loser.  That's schoolyard nothings except for the following.  The almighty New York Times calls Trump a racist for defending himself against a smear.  A black reporter at the Times writes an angry article about Trump as racist... not one fact in it.  But no one cares.

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