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:





Calling All Rosa Parks Americans.  The insanity going on before our very eyes regarding the Democrats' and fake news medias' latest campaign to impeach Trump over nonsense is infuriating millions of Americans.  It is the equivalent of Adam Schiff flooding the airwaves with the lie that Trump stole his car and must be impeached for it.  Meanwhile, Schiff's car is parked untouched in his driveway for all the world to see.  Ignoring the truth that Schiff's car was not stolen, the Democrats and fake news media cart out a dozen witnesses (whistleblowers) who claim they saw Trump commit the crime.  This is exactly what is going on with Schiff's outrageous claim that Trump committed impeachable crimes during his phone call with the Ukraine president.

So much for Trump being a threat to world peace.  Every day we hear that President Trump is dangerous and isolationist and that is making the world less safe.  They also say that Trump is causing more violence in the United States.  Neither is true.  There aren't many stories reported about terrorism... and I can see why.  It just doesn't fit the agenda that Trump is making the world more dangerous.  Could it be that when President Obama and European leaders caved to Iran, the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world, and gave the mullahs huge amounts of money, that they were able to cause more deaths, and now that Trump has cut off many of their resources, deaths are way down.

Guerrilla Politics.  The guerrilla element started even before Trump was elected and has continued for the last three years. [...] These attacks, as currently deployed by the Democrats, are a constant barrage of false accusations, such as the Russian collusion and the quid pro quo with Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelensky.  The charges against Trump need not be true, but they do need to be overlapping and unending.  The "guerrillas" attack his family, his nominees (Gorsuch and Kavanaugh), or members of his administration (Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Sanders, et. al.). They attack using false accusations as a direct counter against President Trump's effective use of Twitter.  Nancy Pelosi expressed the strategy clearly in a press conference.  Tell a lie to the media.  Let the media run with it.  Cite the media later as truth.  A very effective but disingenuous means of convincing the masses that Trump is an ogre.

Liar Adam Schiff Tells Liberal Reporters President Trump Coerced Ukrainian President Zelensky — Which Was Debunked Three Weeks Ago!  Democrats just can't stop lying!  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenant Rep. Adam Schiff held a joint press conference on Tuesday evening [10/15/2019]. [...] Schiff and Democrats believe if they keep telling the American public that President Trump coerced President Zelensky in their phone call then it will be true.  It's not true.

San Diego City College Labels 'MAGA' as 'Covert White Supremacy'.  San Diego City College hosted an event allegedly examining "white supremacy" earlier this month, which labeled "Make America Great Again" as an instance of "covert white supremacy."  An event examining instances of "white supremacy" at San Diego City College referred to the phrase, "Make America Great Again" as an instance of "covert white supremacy" that is currently "socially acceptable," according to a report by Campus Reform.

Elizabeth Warren:  Leading Liar in the Party of Liars.  [Scroll down]  This gets to the Orwellian liberal definition of a lie.  President Donald Trump is routinely called a liar by the media-Democrat establishment, but if you scan the long list of lies attributed to him on PolitiFact, it quickly becomes apparent that a Republican lie is nothing more than a statement that is damaging to Democrats.  The more damaging the statement, the louder it is decried a lie.  Liberals have a very different standard they apply to Democrats.

The Curious Case of the Incurious Press.  We were assured that Trump had used the powers of the presidency to "gather dirt" on his political opponent (Joe Biden) and threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine until prosecutors there had manufactured evidence of wrongdoing by Biden and his son Hunter, who for no doubt entirely innocent reasons was drawing hefty paychecks from a Ukrainian energy company.  The mad cry of "Impeachment!" was shouted in celebratory tones throughout the hallowed halls of D.C.  The narrative came together seamlessly within hours, as suddenly the Democrats in Congress and the information gatekeepers in the news media informed us with one voice that this was bad for President Trump.  Very bad.  It was almost as though the facts didn't matter.  They certainly didn't matter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who announced an "impeachment inquiry" before having read either the whistleblower complaint or the actual transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky.

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump: 'His Bigotry is Reflective of the White Supremacist Base He Relies On'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) sent out at tweet on Saturday [10/5/2019] accusing President Donald Trump of "bigotry" and stating her belief that this "bigotry" was "reflective" of what she described as the president's "white supremacist base."  That tweet by Ocasio-Cortez was following up on another she had sent out on Saturday in which she said Trump had "targeted antisemitism towards Chairman [Adam] Schiff."

After Trump, We're Next.  With the media, their unctuous allies in scurrility, the left knows every specious allegation will be portrayed as fact in every article, on every news panel, and in every talking-head utterance.  It used to be the "big lie."  Now it is a million little lies told by a camarilla of politicians and skirling media that they hope will rid the left of their Orange Man bane.  The left must make sure that someone like Trump never happens again, should they succeed at deposing Trump, or better yet, damaging him to the point where he loses in 2020, for defeating him at the polls can be trumpeted as the "will of the people."

Trump's Godfather moment.  I have never seen anything like the apparently crazed condition of Democrats.  I have watched players in World War II, the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Israeli wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and all the rest of it.  But never have I seen anything as wild and incoherent as the current Democrat stampede.  To me, it's a headlong rush to somehow Impeach Donald Trump — by an uncontrolled run to the left.  Any new "bombshell" seems welcome.  Any new accusation is instantly worked globally into the Democrat narrative.  Anything that seems derogatory.  Anything negative.  The wilder, the better.

Impeachment #2 May Have Jumped the Shark.  Two stories today [10/2/2019] undermine the rush to impeach President Trump on the Ukraine matter.  The first concerns a difficult-to-understand detail in one of the early stories on the matter by Kenneth Vogel of the New York Times.  Vogel reported that the Ukrainians were unaware of the suspension of U.S. military aid when Presidents Trump and Zelensky had their phone call on July 25.  That detail has now been confirmed by Christopher Miller, an expert reporter in Kyiv, in a Buzzfeed dispatch:  "The Ukrainian government didn't know it was being held up in Washington by Trump, according to the two Ukrainian officials.  Nearly a month after the call — which Zelensky has since described as 'good' and Trump has called 'perfect' — the Ukrainian government was left stumped when they received word that the aid had in fact been suspended."  Obviously, if Zelensky did not know about the aid suspension, then the entire notion that the call was drenched in Trumpian mob-boss menace is wrong.

Krugman: Either Trump Goes to Jail, or 'Thousands of Journalists' in 'Prison Camps'.  Shelby Talcott at the Daily Caller reports New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman was making wild and silly prdictions again, this time about the Trump impeachment attempt:  "Starting to look like two possible outcomes:  Trump and a number of others end up in jail, or thousands of journalists end up in prison camps." [...] This is the kind of crud that leftists throw non-stop, even now, when there isn't a single example of a journalist in jail, despite their wild predictions before the inauguration.

Also posted under Emotional outbursts as a substitute for facts and reason.

Same Schiff, Different Day.  While peddling the Russia hoax, Schiff claimed repeatedly there was "evidence of collusion" but as the Mueller Report made clear, no collusion was found.  Schiff also said the Russia hoax was "of a size and scope probably beyond Watergate."  Reminder for Schiff, there was no collusion and no obstruction.  Now Schiff has found a new tale to slander President Trump with after lying to the country for over two and a half years about Russia without any consequences.  And like clockwork, Schiff started pushing his Ukraine smear by lying right out of the gate by fabricating what was said on the call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.

Adam Schiff Performs Fake Conversation Between Trump and Ukraine President.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) performed an entirely made-up conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his opening statement at a committee hearing Thursday morning [9/26/2019].  The White House released a transcript of a phone call between Trump and Zelensky on Wednesday, but Schiff made up and fabricated his own transcript that he read at the hearing, which sought to create the quid pro quo that Democrats have accused the president of making.

Trump demands Schiff resign over account of Ukraine call.  President Trump on Friday [9/27/2019] demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) "immediately" resign from Congress for reading what the congressman described as a parody of the president's phone call with Ukraine's leader that is at the center of a whistleblower complaint.  In a series of tweets early Friday [9/27/2019], Trump accused Schiff of lying to Congress and "fraudulently" reciting a version of the call that made it "sound horrible" and made the president appear "guilty."

The Editor says...
I agree, the country would be better off if Congressman Schiff resigned.  The country would be better off without CNN.  The country would much better off if Nancy Pelosi resigned.  The country also be a better place without any of several dozen other lying, baby-killing socialists in the House of Representatives.  But they are in Washington to stay, for as long as they want.

CNN Just [Omitted] 540 Words to Frame Trump for [a] 'Favor' He Never Requested.  In the media's efforts to tie President Donald Trump with its latest conspiracy theory, CNN skipped an entire section of the released and unredacted transcript of a phone call to charge Trump with requesting a favor he never asked for.

As Predicted, that Trump-Ukraine "Whistle-Blower" Story Just Blew Up In Epic Fashion.  Earlier this morning [9/20/2019], I wrote a piece predicting that this story about Trump and Ukraine, supposedly involving a quid pro quo and an investigation request into Joe Biden, would blow up.  The centerpiece of this was Biden being on tape bragging that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees if Ukraine didn't fire a prosecutor.  That prosecutor just happened to be going after his son's company.  Just a coincidence, I'm assured.

Whistleblowin' in the Wind.  The complainant — whose identity the inspector general is required to not disclose — reportedly did not have direct knowledge of the telephone call.  The complaint was made on the basis of information — documents? telephone transcripts? — that the complainant received from others.  In short, the complaint is hearsay, which makes it highly suspect.

Breaking Down the Whistleblower Frenzy.  The Democrats' media narrative of impeachment portrays President Trump and his administration as serial law-breakers who, true to form, obstruct all congressional investigations of wrongdoing.  This then becomes the analytical framework for every new controversy.  There are at least two fundamental problems with this.  First, our constitutional system is based on friction between competing branches vested with separate but closely related powers.  The Framers understood that the two political branches would periodically try to usurp each other's authorities.  Congress often does this by enactments that seek to subject executive power to congressional (or judicial) supervision.  Presidential pushback on such laws is not criminal obstruction; it is the Constitution in action.

Trump's A Misogynistic White Supremacist?  Then Explain These Results.  President Donald Trump's critics have called him many things during his nearly three years in office.  "Racist."  "Fascist."  "Misogynist."  "Anti-middle class."  "Anti-poor."  And so on.  But if that's so, he's failing miserably at all those things they accuse him of.  The Census report shows that black unemployment, at 5.5% in August, is the lowest it's been since records started being kept in 1972.  The gap between black unemployment and white unemployment is also the lowest on record.  Typically, the unemployment rate for African Americans is at least two times the white unemployment rate.  Today, it's about 1.6 times the white rate.  It isn't only African Americans who are doing better.  Both Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans now have near-record low unemployment rates.

Democrat Debates:  Trying to win the White House by smearing President Trump.  A smear is defined as "a usually unsubstantiated charge or accusation against a person."  To smear someone is to "vilify, especially by maliciously spreading grave charges."  Even though an extensive nearly two-year investigation by a special prosecutor and a team of ruthless and extremely biased investigators, revealed that the president did not collude with the Russians nor was there sufficient evidence to charge the crime of obstruction, the Dems keep smearing.  They say Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice since he fired former FBI director James Comey.  Trump has a right to fire Comey who serves at the president's will.  They say Trump is guilty of making illegal payments to cover up an affair he had.  It turns out that there is nothing illegal about the payments his campaign may have made.

ABC Moderator Jorge Ramos Makes Several Misleading Claims During 2020 Debate.  A news anchor moderating the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, Sept. 12 made several misleading claims within seconds of each other.  Jorge Ramos, a Univision anchor, claimed that President Donald Trump "called Mexican immigrants rapists and killers" and "tried to ban Muslims from entering the country."  He also said Trump "supported the chant of ... 'send her back.'"  "Do you think that people who support President Trump and his immigration policies are racist?" he asked South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Democrats Call Trump A Murdering White Supremacist, Debate 'Moderators' Yawn.  [Scroll down]  On a debate stage on a major broadcast network, the sitting President of the United States was point-blank accused of responsibility for the vicious slaughter of 22 innocents.  Yet that wasn't even the most slanderous charges leveled against the Chief Executive last night, not by a long shot.  The "winner" in that category also emanated from the addled brain of the White House wannabe initially referenced above:  "But we will also call out the fact that we have a white supremacist in the White House, and he poses a mortal threat to people of color all across this country."

Democrats Are Lying About Trump's Mexico Trade Deal.  In the same way President Bill Clinton gave away hundreds of thousands of jobs to Mexico and Vice President Joe Biden helped send millions more to China, the Democrats vying for their party's 2020 nomination now plan to outsource and destroy yet another American industry.  I refer to the so-called "progressive" Democrats' opposition to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).  USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the disastrous quarter-century old trade deal signed by President Clinton and widely loathed for destroying hundreds of thousands of well-paying American jobs.  President Trump promised to scrap NAFTA and replace it with a better deal.  The USMCA fulfills that promise.

Condoleezza Rice Smacks Down NBC's Savannah Guthrie After She Suggests Russians Elected Trump.  Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shut down NBC's Savannah Guthrie after Guthrie asked her whether Russia "elected Donald Trump."  Rice was a guest on Wednesday's [9/11/2019] "Today Show," and Guthrie began to question the former secretary of state about all things Russia.  At one point, Guthrie asked if Russia "actually elected Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton?"  Rice immediately called out the theory, saying there isn't "any evidence" to support the allegations.

Trump's Only Real Weakness Is His Style.  This is the time for President Trump to deprive his enemies of the last weapon that could be employed against him that could cause him any harm: the largely false, but still troublesome, issue of his personality and routine behavior.  Other lines of attack have come to naught:  Collusion with Russia, accusations of racism provoking outbursts of mass murder (by uttering "racially charged statements," in the inadvertently Orwellian words of CNN's most witless talking head, Don Lemon), the verbal recession confected by the world-renowned economists of CNN and MSNBC, all of it has collapsed.  Illegal border crossings are in sharp decline as the wall is steadily extended, and Mexico cooperates in arresting the flow of illegal migrants to the United States, all within the framework of a new free-trade agreement and the steady relocation of manufacturing designed for the U.S. market from China to Mexico (and other countries).

O'Rourke: El Paso Shooting Came 'At the Invitation of Our President'.  Beto O'Rourke (D.) accused President Donald Trump of inviting mass shootings during an appearance Saturday [9/7/2019] at the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention.  The former Texas congressman said the El Paso shooter, who killed 22 people, was a product of America's racist culture and Trump's racist rhetoric.  "This person drove 600 miles with that hatred, really at the invitation of our president, and opened fire with that AK-47 on innocent people in a Walmart, killing 22 of them and grievously wounding many dozens more," O'Rourke said.

NH Democratic Chair Mockingly Suggests Trump Is the Devil with a Lingering 'Sulfur Smell'.  On Saturday [9/7/2019], New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Raymond Buckley opened his state's Democratic convention by suggesting President Donald Trump is the devil.  Buckley said, "First off, I want to apologize.  Two weeks ago, Donald Trump was here, and we did our best to get the sulfur smell out of here, and I apologize, but they're still a lingering scent."

Sadiq Khan says the lessons of World War Two are being dismantled by Donald Trump and white nationalists.  Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that the rise of nationalist politics shows that lessons of the Second World War are being forgotten.  The Labour politician made the intervention in a column for The Observer penned as Europe commemorates the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. [...] He wrote:  "A new wave of extremist far-right movements and political parties are winning power and influence at alarming speed — fuelled by Donald Trump, the global poster-boy for white nationalism. [...]"

Why Americans Should Distrust "Mental Health Experts".  A couple of psychiatrists appeared on CNN on Sunday to discuss the president, and their exchange serves as an apt reminder of why Americans, and conservatives in particular, should distrust these so-called mental health experts.  One of them, Bandy Lee, has been trying to undermine the Trump presidency for the past three years.  Her palpably biased and unprofessional efforts were the subject of my Aug. 10, 2018, column.  An assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Yale, Lee is editor of the widely criticized book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (2017), whose circular argument is that Donald Trump's mental health poses a "clear and present danger" to "the nation and individual well being." [...] It goes against medical ethics (the Goldwater Rule) for a psychiatrist to diagnose a person he or she has not examined.  Lee, however, seems to enjoy an unflappable faith in her own expertise and mission, and so continues to do her "duty to warn" us about the dreadful man in the White House.

If no one goes to jail for the Spygate coup attempt, then the rule of law in America is dead and we are all living under a deep state dictatorship.  Any fair-minded American knows that President Obama's politicization of the FBI, Justice Department, and U.S. intelligence community in authorizing the "Spygate" coup attempt against President Donald Trump was the biggest political scandal in the history of the country.  Most Democrat voters still believe, thanks to the garbage "mainstream" media," that the president and Mother Russia really did "collude" to steal the election, but there is no evidence for that because it never happened.  Robert Mueller's report made that clear.  Several findings and reports by Congress have also made that clear.  And yet, a 35-40 percent plurality of the country believes Donald Trump is some Manchurian candidate ready to do Moscow's bidding every chance he gets.  It's outrageous.  But what's worse is that those responsible for the coup attempt remain at large, breathing free air, even as deep state operatives continue working behind the scenes to ensnare our duly-elected president.

Eric Trump:  Trump Organization taking legal action over MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell's 'reckless attempt to slander family'.  Eric Trump vowed that the Trump Organization will take legal action against MSNBC and Lawrence O'Donnell after the left-leaning host aired a singled-sourced, unverified report that President Trump had loans co-signed by Russian oligarchs.  "This was a reckless attempt to slander our family and smear a great company.  Apologies are not enough when the true intent was solely to damage and cause harm.  As a company, we will be taking legal action.  This unethical behavior has to stop. @Lawrence @MSNBC," Eric Trump tweeted Wednesday night [8/28/2019].  The threat of legal action came after the MSNBC host apologized earlier in the evening for what he called an "error in judgment" during his show on Tuesday night.

'Sources Say'.  You could justify reporting almost anything by the nonexistent "journalism ethics" of Lawrence O'Donnell.  On live TV Tuesday night, the MSNBC host told his audience that Donald Trump had obtained loans from Deutsche Bank co-signed by "Russian billionaires with ties to Vladimir Putin."  The basis for this claim, according to O'Donnell, was "a single source close to Deutsche Bank."  O'Donnell then added an interesting caveat:  "If true..."  Yes, of course.  It would be a big scoop, if true.

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Why Are We Funding PBS?  Why are working Americans funding abusive liberals at PBS?  Back in November 2018 President Trump held a press conference following the 2018 midterm elections.  During the presser PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accused President Trump of being the leader of the White Nationalist party.  Of course, the hateful anti-Trump media completely ignored this outrageous statement.  Trump immediately called her out — and then he called her a racist!

NYT's Bret Stephens:  Trump 'Either Mentally Unwell or Morally Unfit, Maybe Both'.  Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said President Donald Trump was "either mentally unwell or morally unfit."  Stephens said, "The real issue for Republicans is simply to call out the fact that the president does not stand in any way for the traditional conservative economic principles that have defined the party for the better part of last 70 years."

Allen Frances is crazy, which is ironic since he's CNN's contributing psychiatrist.  If you hear someone say President Trump (or any other American, for that matter) could be responsible for "many more million deaths" than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong, you'd probably think they were crazy.  It's not just demonstrably false.  It's so far beyond left field that he's actually left the stadium of sanity.  But that's CNN contributor Dr. Allen Frances.  This world renowned psychiatrist is clearly suffering from the epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and so far there's no known cure that can bring people back from reality other than massive exposure to the truth.

Crazy News Network bores us with worse than Hitler tripe.  Brian Stelter had a psychiatrist on his show to say President Donald John Trump is worse than Hitler.  Instead the man said the president was worse than Hitler, Mao and Stalin combined.  For this Stelter apologized after people pointed out the president has not killed 100 million people.  Stelter tweeted, "I agree that I should have interrupted after that line.  I wish I had heard him say it, but I was distracted by tech difficulties (that's why the show open didn't look the way it normally does, I had two computers at the table, etc). Not hearing the comment is my fault."  Apparently CNN is about as well equipped as a UHF station in the 1970s.

Former Duke Psychiatrist Admits Trump Isn't Mentally Ill, But 'Go With It If It Will Get Him Out Of Office'.  Former Duke Chair of Psychiatry Dr. Allen Frances admitted Sunday that President Donald Trump was not mentally ill, but suggested that if using that argument would get Trump removed from office, he would do it.  Frances appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter to discuss what he felt were the dangers of declaring Trump mentally unfit — namely, he said, calling Trump "crazy" was an insult to people who do have mental illnesses.

Psychiatrist Warns CNN Against Diagnosing Trump's Mental Health.  A controversial CNN segment Sunday morning [8/25/2019] featured the former head of Duke University's Psychiatry Department demanding professionals stop discussing President Donald Trump's mental health in terms of "psychological name-calling."  Dr. Allen Frances, author of Twilight of American Sanity, appeared on Brian Stelter's CNN program Sunday to push back against a Yale School of Medicine psychiatry professor and several other mental health professionals who often appear on cable news networks to "diagnose" Trump from afar based on his frequently erratic behavior and public comments.

CNN Guest Claims Trump 'May be Responsible for Many More Million Deaths' Than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.  The former chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Duke University said some absolutely shocking things about President Donald Trump while appearing on Brian Stelter's CNN show 'Reliable Sources' this week, including saying that he "may be responsible for many more million deaths" than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  The wild segment was supposed to be about the trend of having psychiatrists who have never met the president making psychological evaluations on him, but it went way off the rails.

Tlaib says Trump is attacking her because he's 'scared' of women of color.  In an interview published Saturday [8/24/2019], US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said President Donald Trump's continued verbal assault on her and several of her Democratic colleagues in the so-called Squad was due to him being "scared of us."  Tlaib told the Guardian she was referring specifically to women of color.

Recession by Someday.  "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."  Lies beget other lies, and with them come anger and division.  That's what has been happening ever since Donald Trump was elected:  false witness against the president.  The latest is the charge that Trump's policies will bring economic ruin to the country.  He's setting us up for economic Armageddon worse than the Great Depression and all that preceded and followed it.  Hard to believe that one man could cause such havoc, but that's the Left's contention.  There was talk during the 2016 campaign of an economic meltdown should Trump be elected, but we can dismiss that as political chatter.  The really nasty stuff came after Trump entered office.  Even well respected economists such as Yale's Robert Schiller seemed to join in.

Pete Buttigieg:  Stress Under Donald Trump a Cause of Mental Health Crisis in America.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday [8/23/2019] released a plan to combat addiction, mental health, and loneliness, but he warned that the president himself was part of the cause.  "I think that when you have national leadership pitting people against each other, telling some people that they don't belong, and creating a general atmosphere of general chaos and just plain meanness, then of course stress levels go up," he said in an interview with Teen Vogue.

The Editor says...
Nobody was "pitting people against each other, telling some people that they don't belong," etc., until social media took off in the mid-2000's.  If you will put your cell phone away for a few days, turn off your television, and go to church once in a while, you'll be a lot happier.

Beto: Trump Leading a 'Concerted, Organized Attack Against' People of Color.  Sunday [8/18/2019] on NBC's "Meet the Press," 2020 presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said President Donald Trump was engaged in a "concerted, organized attack against immigrants, against people of color."

Debunking The Media's Top 6 Lies About President Trump.  [This article] is a guide to help debunk many of the dishonest narratives pushed by the disgraced and discredited political news media as part of their effort to destroy the duly-elected President of the United States, and disenfranchise his tens of millions of supporters.

Democrats:  The Party of Dirty Language.  I have a tenet that I stand by on the subject of race.  The person who raises the subject first is usually the racist.  And my addendum is the person who talks about race the longest is almost certainly the racist.  Donald Trump has been fending off charges of racism since the beginning of the campaign, and it obviously makes him angry.  He also has been fending off charges of anti-Semitism, which probably makes him angrier still.  After all, some members of his family are Jewish.  One converted!  She converted to Orthodoxy!  That is no small thing.  Then too there have been charges of xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and, if I am not mistaken, anti-alcoholism.  The Democrats episodically try each charge out.  They see if it discredits the president.  When it does not, they try another slander.

The Link between Today's Leftists and Yesterday's Nazis.  The link to August 8 is tenuous.  Nevertheless, there is a leftist meme started on MSNBC that President Trump ordered the U.S. flag to be raised on August 8, following is lowering in response to last week's shootings, as a message to his neo-Nazi supporters.  Despite Trump's support of Israel and Jews, or rather in part because of it, "progressives" regularly call Trump a Nazi-supporter.  MSNBC's security analyst Malcom Nance says, "These people feel that ... Donald Trump is giving them subliminal orders in their head."  Let us examine who the allies of the Nazis have been. [...]

Unhinged MSNBCers Keep Comparing Trump to Hitler.  MSNBC's anchors from Joe Scarborough to Donny Deutsch are constantly comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.  It doesn't matter the topic.  It could be Trump's criticism of "The Squad," or border security, or just because it's a Tuesday.  Regardless, they will find a way to say Donald Trump is LITERALLY Hitler.  From morning (MSNBC's Morning Joe) to afternoon (MSNBC's Deadline:  White House) to evening (MSNBC's Saturday Night Politics) there isn't a time of day where you can't find a MSNBCer who has compared the President to history's worst monster.  The following is just month-long sample of MSNBC hosts comparing Trump to Hitler:  [Video clip]

The Road to Perdition.  The hatred is growing in intensity, as are the threats against President Trump and his supporters.  The abject failure of the Trump-Russian Collusion fable has given birth to a new narrative.  One as empty of evidence as was the Mueller Report.  As a new hatred has taken shape.  It is voiced as Democratic Party presidential candidates, and their liberal media outlets, shout in unison that Trump is a white-supremacy racist, as are his supporters.

The Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism.  Sen. Cory Booker is also casting Trump and his supporters as white supremacists.  Here's the logic:  Trump is a white supremacist because he wants to protect the border.  A white supremacist, who may not even be a Trump supporter, slaughtered people.  Therefore, Trump incited the massacre.  And those callous enough to support Trump must be white supremacists as well.  Though Booker called on Trump to denounce white supremacy after the shooting, when Trump did just that, Booker would not accept it.  Moreover, Booker's campaign team called for cancellation of all Trump rallies because they are a "breeding ground for racism and bigotry."

Blame the media for racist violence, not Trump.  The leftist playbook is simple:  the mainstream media create false Trump narratives, and they repeat them far and wide until the false narrative becomes an accepted "truth."  The current narrative is that Trump is a racist.  The significance of the racism charge is not lost on these connivers, because racism is second in its universal disrepute only to pedophilia.  Now they are capitalizing on it when real racists commit heinous acts of violence as they pin them on Trump as if he is responsible.  Here is the problem, though:  we have yet to see any evidence, even flimsy evidence, that this president really is a racist.

America Is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump.  The president of the United States, Donald Trump, never said there were "fine" Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen.  This is one of the two great lies of our time — the other being that all Trump supporters are racists — and perhaps in all of American history.  I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media.  The major news media need to understand these are important reasons that half of America considers them frauds.  And we get no pleasure from this fact.  The reason we don't recoil when the president labels the mainstream media "fake news" is that we know the charge is true.  Has one major media news outlet yet apologized to the American people for preoccupying them for nearly two years with the lie of "Trump collusion" with Russia?  Has one Democrat?  Of course not.  Because with regard to the Trump-Russia collusion issue, the news media were never driven by a pursuit of truth; they were driven by a pursuit of Trump.

Biden on America under Trump: 'It's about hate, hate, hate'.  Joe Biden continued to tear into President Trump at a Tuesday [8/6/2019] fundraiser in Aspen, Colorado, accusing him of fomenting a culture of hate.  "I never had the expectation that President Trump would be a good president, but I had no idea that he would be as banal, mean and as bad as he is," Biden, 76, said during a 26-minute speech at the dinner, where donors paid between $1,000 and $2,800 to attend, according to pool reports.  "It's about hate, hate, hate," Biden continued.

Nicolle Wallace Apologizes for Saying Trump Is 'Talking About Exterminating Latinos'.  On Tuesday night [8/6/2019], failed McCain/Palin campaign official, former Republican, and MSNBC's Deadline:  White House host Nicolle Wallace apologized for claiming during Monday's show that President Donald Trump has been "talking about exterminating Latinos."

MSNBC host apologizes after guest said 'natural conclusion' of Trump's rhetoric could lead to an 'extermination' of Latinos.  MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace issued an apology Tuesday evening over remarks made during a panel discussion stemming from a guest's suggestion that President Trump has been "talking about exterminating Latinos."  On Monday [8/5/2019], Wallace led a conversation where USA Today opinion columnist Raul Reyes slammed Trump's remarks condemning white supremacy since he had "basically declared open season on Latinos" during his entire presidency.

NBC News contributor raises suspicions over Trump's order to fly US flags half-staff until Aug. 8.  NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi said Monday [8/5/2019] that President Trump's decision to fly American flags half-staff until Aug. 8, in response to the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump [is] 'Directly Responsible' for El Paso Shooting.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday joined the chorus of Democrat lawmakers blaming President Donald Trump for the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, over the weekend, saying his discourse on immigration is "directly responsible" for the tragedy.  The freshman congresswoman did not address how the Dayton, Ohio, shooter echoed her own controversial rhetoric on social media.

America Is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump.  The president of the United States, Donald Trump, never said there were "fine" Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen.  This is one of the two great lies of our time — the other being that all Trump supporters are racists — and perhaps in all of American history.  I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media.

Beto O'Rourke on Texas shooting:  Trump 'has no place' in El Paso.  2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is from El Paso, Texas — the location of a mass shooting where more than 20 people were killed in an apparent racist attack — said Monday that President Donald Trump is not welcome there.  O'Rourke, who has repeatedly labeled Trump a "racist," said that Trump helped create the tragedy in El Paso.

Trump [is] again speciously blamed for the insanity of others.  It is hardly a surprise that the leftists in the media and among the Democratic presidential candidates would immediately blame President Trump for the two horrific mass shootings that occurred over thirteen hours on Saturday.  It's what they do.  Having no scruples whatsoever, they jump at every opportunity to malign the president, no matter how specious their accusations.  This time may well be the worst of their politicizing of gruesome mass shootings.  Booker, Klobuchar, AOC, Buttigieg, et. al. could not wait to place the blame for these mass murders on Trump and his 70 million supporters.  While Trump has never uttered a racist word, their main talking point, the only plan they have to defeat Trump in 2020 is to convince voters that he is a hardcore racist.

Why Democrats Own El Paso.  What Democrats should have done at this point was back President Trump, forever putting to rest the ridiculous notion that white supremacist hate groups have an ally in the White House.  Instead they did the opposite.  They rallied together with the mainstream media to create the narrative that Trump was indeed a vicious racist, that yes, the President of the United States was a white supremacist, and that he welcomed — even encouraged — such displays of hatred and intolerance.  Of course Trump did not, and Democrats and the hard left knew it.  Trump is an American nationalist, not a white nationalist, the former being patriotic and putting the interests of America and all its citizens first, the latter being a bigot who uses violence and fear to preach and establish white supremacy.

2020 Dems Rush to Blame Trump for 'White Supremacy' After El Paso Shooting.  On Saturday night, a shooter killed at least 20 and injured another 26 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.  The shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism.  As investigators unearthed an anti-immigrant manifesto that railed against the government and corporations, Republicans and Democrats, many 2020 Democratic candidates pointed the finger at President Donald Trump, with some calling him a "white nationalist" and blaming him for advancing "white supremacy."

The El Paso Blame Game.  The Democrats are making a mistake, in our view, in trying to blame the crimes at El Paso on President Trump.  It's not that we don't see the temptation.  "El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto Echoes Trump's Language," is the headline on the New York Times' Website this morning about the screed being laid to the killer. [...] What we are suggesting is that there are a lot of voices rattling around in the head of whoever wrote that manifesto.  None of it is rational.  It's enough to invite introspection across the entire spectrum of our national debate.  It suggests that the kind of blame game that is erupting in the wake of El Paso and Dayton is a fool's errand.  The blame for these crimes attaches entirely to the killers.

Beto: Trump Is 'An Open, Avowed Racist' and That's the Reason There's Violence In America.  Former Congressman turned Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" to discuss the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.  During the conversation, host Jake Tapper asked O'Rourke a simple question:  "Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?"  The answer launched into a full-fledged attack onto Trump.

Fact-Check: NYC 9/11 Top Cop Confirms Trump Was 'Constantly' at Ground Zero.  After the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President Donald Trump was "constantly" at Ground Zero "motivating" and "inspiring" first responders during their rescue efforts, confirmed Bernie Kerik — who served as New York City's police commissioner at the time — in a Tuesday [7/30/2019] interview [...] News media outlets such as CNN and Vox characterized Trump as mendacious following Trump's recollection of 9/11 and its aftermath during public remarks on Monday [7/29/2019] regarding his signing into law an extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

MSNBC and CNN Claim Trump Was Never at Ground Zero after 9/11 Attacks; Videos Prove Otherwise.  On Monday [7/29/2019], when President Trump signed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund extension, he told a story of being at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks, that immediately got unhinged liberals coming out of the woodwork to claim he was lying.  Kyle Griffin, a producer at MSNBC, actually claimed there was no evidence Trump was ever at Ground Zero after 9/11: [...] CNN's Chris Cillizza also strongly implied Trump was lying: [...] Others in the media quickly piled on, challenging Trump's claim.

Donald Trump Didn't Lie About Where He Was after the 9/11 Attacks, But Hillary Clinton Did.  The liberal media has egg on their faces for claiming that Trump lied about being down at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks.  Despite video evidence that has been floating around on the internet for years, they just couldn't help themselves.  It's curious, however, that the candidate that they all wanted to win in 2016, Hillary Clinton, actually did lie about where she was on 9/11 in order to insert herself into it.

Baltimore and Cummings:  Democrat grifters peddle racism and broken cities.  After holding his congressional seat for three decades Elijah Cummings and his wife live atop a congressional empire worth millions while a vast swath of his constituents lives in squalor.  Nothing President Trump has tweeted about Cummings district or the horrific state of the city of Baltimore is inaccurate.  When Bernie Sanders called Baltimore a third world country it was a considered a reasoned critique.  When Donald Trump does it it's called racism.

The Democrats, Not Trump, Are the Racists.  It doesn't take Nostradamus, or even a Coney Island fortune teller, to predict the coming Democratic presidential debates will be filled to overflowing with accusations of racism toward Donald Trump.  Not only that, the candidates will certainly be doing their bests, directly or by innuendo, to tarnish each other with the same ugly brush in an almost always fallacious manner.

Comedian D.L. Hughley:  Trump Supporters Worse Than Devil Worshippers.  According to comedian D.L. Hughley, worshippers of Satan are better people than those Trump supporters who merely want to "Make America Great Again."  According to Fox News, the comedian issued his denunciation of Trump supporters on TV One's "The D.L. Hughley Show."  The comedian said he could never be friends with a Trump supporter.  "You could worship the devil and be a better human being than if you worshiped Donald Trump," said Hughley.  "Look up the tenets of the Church of Satan ... and then go to a Trump rally and you'll feel safer around Beelzebub than this dude."

The Editor says...
Imagine the career-ending backlash if a white comedian had said this about Obama and his supporters.

Psychiatrists warn Congress that Trump incites violence.  Mental health experts warned in an online event meant to convince Congress and the public Tuesday that President Trump incited his followers to violence, with one psychiatrist comparing Trump's rallies to those of Adolf Hitler.  The experts, four psychiatrists and one clinical psychologist, presented their positions alongside a mental health analysis of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report, in which they concluded Trump does not have the sound mental capacity to function in his role as president.

Rep. Omar:  Trump 'Wants Every Black/Brown Person Deported'.  President Donald Trump is a racist who want to deport "every black/brown person" in the country, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) declared on Saturday [7/20/2019].

Leftists' Effective Dirty Trick.  America's enemies within use churches, schools, corporate advertising, entertainment, fake news media and social networks to spread lies about Trump and our wonderful country.  Trump is pretty much a lone voice in the international arena standing up for America; exposing leftists' lies.  This is why I wholeheartedly support Trump exposing Democrat congresswomen Ilhan Omar, AOC, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib for the anti-American, antisemitic, racist, socialist and communist hate-filled traitors that they truly are.  How on earth did these four haters of America get elected?

Ocasio-Cortez says Trump's bid to secure the border 'all about ethnicity and racism'.  Her argument about racism is actually pretty patronizing of the people she claims to champion.  The fundamental contradiction of illegal immigration is that people are presumably fleeing lawless societies in search of a society that has rule of law.  How exactly is that achieved by breaking the law of the lawful society by illegally entering?  She's essentially saying that border surgers are incapable of obeying rule of law and thus, should be allowed into the U.S. without having to obey any rule of law.

'Racism': A Cliché Fastened to a Dying Animal.  [Scroll down]  This brings us to the question that very few have bothered to ask about Trump's Sunday morning tweet storm:  Was it actually racist?  I didn't bother to read the tweets when they first appeared.  Nor was I moved to do so in response to the subsequent uproar.  Everything the president says or does is instantly denounced by the Democrats and their media allies as racist, cruel, crazy, or crass.  So it just sounded like another day at the office for Trump.  I finally got around to reading them today and fail to see the catalogue of crimes his critics claim to see.

The Anti-Trump House Democrat Resolution.  Speaker Pelosi got so carried away defending her "sisters" and condemning the president's tweets as "racist" that she broke House protocol and sparked a floor fight.  Her fellow Democrats saved her from a ruling that would have barred her from speaking the rest of the day.  They also kept her "racist" reference to the president's tweets in the record.  The final resolution, entitled "H. Res. 489 — Condemning President Trump's racist comments directed at Members of Congress," passed along largely partisan lines by a vote of 240-187.

Greg Gutfeld Mocks CNN, MSNBC for 1,100 Uses of 'Racist' in Two Days on Trump.  On Tuesday night's episode of The Five, Fox News pundit Greg Gutfeld mocking the collective mass hysteria of CNN and MSNBC over President Trump's latest tweets against radical first-term Congresswomen.  Gutfeld summarized the hysterics to a T with a simple word count:  "We are reaching peak racism right now.  CNN and MSNBC, according to The Hill this morning, had said the word racist 1,100 times.  That was this morning [7/16/2019] since Sunday [7/14/2019].  Ok, so today's Tuesday... I think when it's 1,100 times by Tuesday afternoon, I'd call that maybe an overreaction.  It's hysterical and it's hysteria."

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Flashback: Watch Obama Explain Why Economic Refugees Don't Qualify For Asylum.  Barack Obama explained that crime and poverty do not justify a valid asylum claim.  100% of the policies that Democrats call President Trump a "racist" for, Obama did first and literally, none of them cared whatsoever.  Is Barack Obama a racist too?  [Video clip]

The American Left Is Racist, Not President Trump.  One of President Trump's greatest gifts to Americans is that he doesn't care if socialist demagogues and their allies call him a racist.  He has given voice not to racism, but to a long overdue pushback against Democratic demagogues who shut down debate by screaming "racism" at anyone who questions them.  It is the Democrats, in their divisive and racially obsessed rhetoric and in the impact of their supposedly well-intentioned policies, who are the real racists.

An accusation in search of an argument.  We've commented before on the shoddy and hyper-partisan writing of Margaret Sullivan, a media critic for the Washington Post.  Among other shortcomings, Sullivan seems incapable of making anything resembling an argument.  Today [7/16/2019], Sullivan defends the practice in news stories of labeling President Trump's utterances "racist."  She calls this a "service to the truth" (quotation from headline in paper edition).  But one searches Sullivan's column in vain for an argument in support of her claim that Trump's comment about the four congressional rads (or anything else Trump has ever said) is racist.  Arguments aren't Sullivan's thing.  Name-calling is.

Biden: No POTUS Has Been as 'Openly Racist and Divisive' as Trump.  While speaking to reporters, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to President Trump's tweets about Democratic congresswomen by stating that "there has never been a president in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive" as Trump.

Rep. Ilhan Omar:  Trump 'Worst, Most Corrupt and Inept President We Have Ever Seen'.  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) threw President Donald Trump's own words back at him as the two exchanged insulting tweets on Sunday [7/14/2019].  Responding to a Trump tweet attacking "'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen," in which he suggested that the policies the unnamed congresswomen advocate come "from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world," Omar replied by calling Trump "the worst, most corrupt and inept president."

The Editor says...
In the search for the worst, most corrupt, and inept president in this country's history, one need only look as far as Barack H. Obama.

Flipping Minnesota.  [Scroll down]  The press and concern trolls at Red State wrung their hands.  They think that because of her race, religion and sex, [Ilhan] Omar is unassailable.  But the deplorables no longer care.  Decades of liberals calling us worse names have rendered the labels of racist, sexist and Islamophobic meaningless.  President Trump tweeted, "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.  "Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.  Then come back and show us how it is done.  These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough.  I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"  He did not mention anyone's race or religion.  He said go back, but he followed it up with, "Then come back and show us how it is done."  The press cherry-picked the text for scary quotes.

CNN's Bakari Sellers:  Trump Administration Is 'Literally Terrorizing People' With ICE Raids.  Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum argued Sunday [7/14/2019] that the Trump administration is "literally terrorizing people" by going through with planned ICE raids on illegal immigrants under deportation orders.  During a panel segment of "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, Gillum called the raids a "strategy" designed to "demonize black and brown people" in order to secure a second term in the White House.

Corporate Media Push Trump-Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories Without Evidence.  The establishment media is attempting to link President Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein without any evidence connecting him to the underage sex trafficking case against the billionaire hedge fund manager.  Immediately following a Daily Beast report revealing Epstein's Saturday day arrest, a handful of news figures and outlets posted social media posts and stories painting a picture that the wealthy investor's arrest was bad news for President Trump — with one editor even going as far to suggest he could be directly implicated in the case.

Did someone mention Jeffrey Epstein?

Trump Haters' 'Unfit to Be President' Smear Goes Bust.  It's time for the Trump haters to ditch their "unfit" trope.  From former CIA chief John Brennan on the left to the Never Trumpers on the right, Donald J. Trump is "unfit" to be president.  Or so they insist.  Somehow, they claim, a combination of incompetence, mental illness, and excessive fast-food consumption all render Trump incapable of executing his duties.  While this has been an absurd and ugly lie since Trump's inauguration, these stalwart naysayers now should see that Trump is entirely equipped to do his job.  Trump's critics surely will disagree with his policies and decisions.  But the last few weeks should make even them admit that, whether they cheer or jeer his actions, he actually is performing as president, and effectively so.

Lieu: I've Asked the FEC to 'Look Into' Trump's July 4th Event.  On Saturday's [7/6/2019] broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy," Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated the Federal Election Commission should "look into" President Trump's July 4th event.  Lieu said, "One of the big problems with Trump's July 4th event is that it was a campaign event paid for by the American taxpayer.  Not only did he divert millions of dollars to this event, he also had the Republican National Committee give out passes, VIP passes to major donors.  That was outrageous.  That was really a violation of our ethics and he made a mockery of our Independence Day."

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Celebrating Independence Day in the most patriotic manner possible does not make a mockery of it.  Anyone other than a Democrat understands this.

Sen. Kamala Harris: 'We Have a Predator Living in the White House'.  Speaking to supporters at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice America on Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris called President Donald Trump "a predator."  As a prosecutor, Harris said she successfully prosecuted "big banks who preyed on homeowners, prosecuted pharmaceutical companies who preyed on seniors, prosecuted transnational criminal organizations who preyed on women and children, and I will tell you, we have a predator living in the White House."

The Genius Of Trump, The Madness Of The Libs.  [Scroll down]  But you do have to credit Trump with having an instinct for the small touch that will make liberals certifiably insane.  Like having a few tanks shipped in for display in Washington on July 4.  The left is certain — certain! — that this is a precursor to a declaration of martial law.

Hysterical lies about Trump's salute to America.  The deep intellectuals on the NPR 1A radio program had conniption fits yesterday over President Trump's plans for a Fourth of July celebration of the U.S. Armed Forces in Washington.  The two most risible lies propagated during the show:  [#1] The U.S. Constitution prohibits the use of the American military within the United States.  [#2] Heavy tanks will destroy the ground and roads they are run over.

Hollywood Freaks over Trump's 'Salute to America' Event: 'This Is What Dictators Do'.  A slew of Hollywood figures freaked out on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's highly anticipated "Salute to America" event, scheduled to kick off on July 4th, saying it's "all out of his Nazi playbook."

Many in media changing their tune on border 'crisis' after claiming it was 'manufactured'.  Media pundits and anchors seemingly switched gears in recent weeks and now consider the immigration problems at the southern border a "crisis," after months of downplaying the issue and blaming President Trump.  Recent reporting on the southern border has shown overcrowding of federal facilities, outbreaks of disease, issues with migrant children and general chaos — raising questions of ethics and legality regarding immigrant detention and processing.  Grabien News published a media montage earlier this week of various news figures and commentators from major networks minimizing the crisis and accusing Trump of being untruthful.

Believe E. Jean Carroll at your own risk.  E. Jean Carroll's decades-old allegations of rape are being given credibility by some in the media and politics.  They will discover that they have been had.  Elizabeth Jean Carroll has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in 1993 or 1995 or maybe 1996 in her recently published book, What Do We Need Men For?  A Modest Proposal.  When his critics attempt to give credibility to a ludicrous story, they succeed only in making themselves look foolish.  Some in the Deep State media and even some Republican senators have invested what is left of their reputations in what is destined to become a comical situation.  The E. Jean Carroll accusations will not reflect well on those giving her credibility.

Democrats' New Favorite Word to Bludgeon Trump: 'Ethical'.  Last fall, the New York Times published a "definitive list" of Trump's ethical violations.  With a definitive list already in print, why continue with more now, as the paper did June 13 with a story about the president's comments on listening to trash on his opponents?  Obviously, the Times isn't done with "unethical."  On June 13, Nancy Pelosi got a lot of press for saying, "He does not know right from wrong," but the truth is, that's a ridiculous generalization.  It's the sort of thing progressives, or children, say when they don't like someone.

While We Are on the Subject of Nazis....  The Nazi seizure of power and subsequent destruction of democracy were made possible by Nazi fearmongering that manipulated a German public into voting away their rights.  But it must be noted that the circumstances that led to Hitler's rise to power were something of a perfect storm, and they bear no resemblance to modern America. [...] This has not, however, stopped either party from engaging in more than a little fearmongering of its own. [...] Following the Trump-Hitler comparison, [Don] Lemon suggested an equivalence between Trump supporters and the Kool-Aid drinkers at Jonestown, Guyana.  He also says, "For people of color in this county, this [i.e., the presidential election] is a life or death issue."  This is absurd.  No one, no matter their color or creed, faces "life or death" circumstances at the polls in 2020.

'He lost the election': Jimmy Carter says Trump an illegitimate president.  Jimmy Carter said he doesn't believe President Trump won the 2016 election legitimately.  Speaking at a Carter Center conference on human rights on Friday [6/28/2019], the former president said a full investigation into Russian interference "would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016."  "He lost the election and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf," Carter said.

Ideoloons.  Democrats have made such shibboleth of Trump's Russian collusion, that even in the face of complete exoneration, they can't let go — partly because they have always known it wasn't true.

Fraud Gets Caught!  Crackpot Trump Accuser's Story Likely Stolen from TV Episode.  CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday interviewed E. Jean Carroll, a woman who alleged Donald Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990's.  Bergdorf Goodman is a very high-end department store packed with attentive salespeople and security which makes Carroll's claims even more preposterous.  Anderson Cooper was left speechless and stuttering and decided to cut to commercial break after E. Jean Carroll called rape "sexy."

Dems Are Planning to Steal the 2020 Election.  Notice how quickly E. Jean Carroll disappeared from the headlines?  Or, how the same media, which has a conniption fit when Trump asks for an extra scoop of ice cream, scarcely publicized her rape accusation, and then let the matter drop with nary a peep?  Perhaps a sealed indictment of Donald Trump (New York has no statute of limitations for first-degree rape) is being processed as we speak, with the purpose of it being leaked just in time for the election.  Or a sealed indictment of Trump for campaign finance violations with respect to the Stormy Daniel payments will be leaked by the Office of the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York — remember, Cohen and others are still "cooperating."  And it's no secret they've been investigating Trump.  In any case, expect a leak of a "sealed indictment" for something; the something is immaterial.  They've been shown the man; they'll find the crime.

Schumer Brands Trump a Madman — for Not Killing Iranians.  No longer into publicly wearing hoods and robes, Mr. Schumer's low-watt party is now in a frenzy over President Trump's decision to not bomb Iran after the rogue nation shot down one of our surveillance drones flying in international airspace.  Mr. Trump's generals presented the commander in chief with a plan for retaliating against Iran, but he decided against pulling the trigger because too many Iranians would have died.  Democrats accuse the president of being dangerous, imperious, reckless and trigger-twitchy.  (Oh, and racist, too, of course, though Mr. Trump has never been into wearing the white sheets that have robed so many Democrats over the generations.)

What Hillary and Obama Actually Did.  Just imagine if Norway were running a double-agent in the Kremlin who could prove that Bernie Sanders was recruited as an asset by the KGB when he and his wife honeymooned in the Soviet Union in 1988 and that he had been given the mission to run for president, implement socialism in America and so weaken us in our geopolitical contest with Russia.  Not only should the president be open to the receipt of such information, it would his sworn duty to do so and to act upon the information given his primary responsibility to protect our nation from all enemies "foreign and domestic."  Yet the media has proceeded hysterically to misrepresent the president's words, saying his willingness to be open to such information provided by an ally such as Norway is the same as being open to "opposition research" proffered by adversaries such as China or Russia.  He said no such thing.  He never once indicated his willingness to work with our enemies in a way that could affect a U.S. election.

Trump: Smarter Than The Experts.  Remember the bold predictions made by the New York Times' economist and resident expert, Paul Krugman?  The Nobel Prize winning economist said that the economic fallout of a Donald Trump presidency would be severe and widespread, predicting that it could "plunge the world into recession."  He penned his view in an opinion piece published the day after the election.  Calling Trump both "ignorant and irresponsible," he said that his election would be the "mother of all adverse effects."  He warned that the new administration could quickly undo the progress that markets had made in the eight years since the financial crisis.  He was wrong.  The Trump economy continues setting records.  Employment, real wages, consumer confidence, all moving ever higher.  We wait in vain for a correction or apology from Krugman or the Times.  They rarely find room to share the good economic news with their shrinking readership.  The truth does indeed die in darkness.

Rice Shuts Down NBC Claim Race Relations [are] 'Worse' Under Trump.  During an interview with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the Third Hour Today show on Thursday [6/20/2019], NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones grilled the prominent African American Republican on whether race relations were "worse" under President Trump.  Rice immediately rejected the notion and called on the press to knock off the "hyperbole" in its coverage.

Do Democrats Believe This Or Are They Trying to Get President Trump Shot?  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually not doing anything to improve the situation at the border except telling everyone the President is running concentration camps and insisting she is serious.  If the congresswoman actually believes the President is a danger who will be re-elected without impeachment, it sounds like her fall back strategy is to try to get the man shot by hoping to inspire the next James Hodgkinson.I cannot emphasize enough that if Donald Trump accused a Democrat of running concentration camps or, frankly, if any elected Republican had made those claims against Barack Obama, the media would be all over the person saying such a thing and insisting they were trying to incite violence against President Obama.

Don Lemon And CNN Can't Stop The Trump/Hitler Comparisons.  In a discussion with Chris Cuomo on CNN, Don Lemon once again made a Trump/Hitler comparison.  [Video clip] [...] This was shortly after CNN cut away from the Trump rally when the President attacked the media and the crowd started chanting "CNN s****".

Actor Billy Baldwin blames teen suicide spike on Trump:  Kids 'living in a constant state of chaos'.  Actor Billy Baldwin raised eyebrows Wednesday after he blamed the recent spike in suicides among young people on President Trump. "#TrumpEffect," Mr. Baldwin, the second-youngest of the four Baldwin brothers, tweeted.  "You think I'm kidding?  Kids today are living in a constant state of chaos because of this jackass."

The Editor says...
The opinions of actors and actresses are no more valuable than yours or mine.  Most kids these days don't have any idea how the government works or how long Trump will be in office.  There's no way suicides might be the result of drugs, fatherlessness, bullies, demons, nihilism, gender fluidity, Facebook, humanist indoctrination at school.  Yeah, it must be Trump.

What? Bernie Claims Trump 'Is a Religious Bigot'.  [Video clip]

Turns Out The Reported Racist Delay Of Harriet Tubman's $20 Note Was Fake News.  A few weeks ago, it was announced that a new $20 bill graced by Harriet Tubman wouldn't be shown in 2020.  This set off a wave of condemnation and claims of racism backed by absolutely no evidence.  We are supposed to believe that Trump dislikes non-whites so much that he personally intervened in the situation and delayed the project. [...] Now, more details are coming out and as per usual, there's a lot more to the story and none of it involves Donald Trump at all.

Students Slam Trump's 'Pretty Racist' Quotes, Then Learn They're From Biden.  In a new man-on-the-street video, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips asks a few pro-Joe Biden college students to guess which presidential candidate — Donald Trump or Biden — was the source of some racially charged quotes, all of which were infamously stated by Biden.  Phillips finds that even though some of the lines have been widely reported, the students all guess Trump for each quote.  When they are informed that in fact Biden said all of the "pretty racist" comments, the students express genuine surprise and say the revelation will likely impact their support for the former vice president.

Where's The Apocalypse?  With less than 10 days until the first Democrat debate, the most relevant question each and every candidate should be asked is, "Where's the apocalypse?"  Where is the doom and gloom we were assured would follow Donald Trump's ascendency to the presidency?  Where is the economic meltdown?  Where is the tyrannical usurpation of power?

Dem Marsha Fudge shouts at GOP rep after being scolded for bashing Trump and 'dumb' supporters on House floor.  Blinded by righteous indignation and hatred of President Donald Trump, Democrats treat rules and protocol as mere inconveniences when it comes to attacking Trump.  All of which made for an interesting exchange on the House floor Tuesday when a Republican member clashed with a colleague from across the aisle.  In an apparent effort to skirt the rules, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, read an alleged constituent letter that described the president as a "mobster, a con man, a gangster" and said he was "sexually condescending to women."

Press paints Trump as hater for saying 'no' to gay rainbow flag flying over U.S. embassies.  Well, now it looks like we have a gay flag controversy, something Democrats are sure to make a 2020 campaign issue and the press reporting the whole thing is being done to be mean. [...] Axios, citing NBC News, reports that the plan was to fly the rainbow flag either alongside the U.S. flag as its equal, or perhaps directly under it on the same pole. [...] What goes unexplored in all this nonsense is that flying the rainbow flag as an equal to the U.S. flag isn't actually done protocol-wise.  It would actually signal a certain kind of favoritism to causes about which there is no complete consensus.  It would also open the gate to a host of special interests demanding equal treatment without even being part of the government.  If we can fly the gay flag alongside the American, why not the CAIR flag?  As fine as the gay cause for human rights may be, it remains an idea, a transnational phenomenon, and not explicitly American.  Putting the flag of a cause next to a flag of a sovereign would just equalize the state with activism.  An armed forces flag would be appropriate to fly underneath the American flag.  But a rainbow flag, or a CAIR flag, or a Black Panthers flag, or even a pro-life flag, would not.  In making the gay flag an equal with the U.S. government, sovereignty would ultimately be reduced in importance, which would explain very well why President Obama was all in favor of it earlier.

Trump's Citizenship Question Is Racist?  What About Clinton's and Obama's?  The debate over the Trump Administration's proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census is heating up again.  A federal judge in New York held a hearing on this question this week, and the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on this matter by month's end.  The Right seems tongue-tied on this issue amid the Left's predictable and vile claims that this question is fueled by — what else? — racism.  Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said the citizenship question is "nothing more than a pretext to carry out the Trump Administration's racist agenda." [...] The fastest way to humiliate the Left into silence on this matter is to display the images of the 2000 Census, in which Bill Clinton asked the very same question.  "Is this person a citizen of the United States?"

Who Are the Big Babies Now.  They don't like President Trump.  Why, they cannot articulate with coherence.  He is a fascist, a racist, a misogynist, and a sexual predator.  Apparently.  When asked to elucidate such frightful charges, the rhetoric runs dry.  They just know Orange Man Bad.  The leftist corporate media and the BBC told them so.  Which may be why his approval rating here is so low.  Trump says what most Americans and Brits tend to think, but would not dare say, lest they be shamed publicly, and banished from polite society.

Pete Buttigieg Tells Kid Donald Trump Is 'Really Mean'.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg met with children in Palo Alto, California, on Sunday, telling them during a family brunch event for his campaign that President Trump is "really mean."  One of the children asked Buttigieg how he was going to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.  "We can't play his game.  You know how he's really mean?  He likes to call people names."  he said.  "If we do it his way, I think we're going to lose, so we have to change the whole game."

Donna Brazile goes too far on Fox News, claims Russia is the reason Hillary not elected president.  At what point does Fox News pull the plug when a featured talking head spouts a discredited conspiracy theory?  Donna Brazile, who forever discredited herself as corrupt when she supplied debate questions in advance to her former boss, Hillary Clinton, and was fired by CNN for it, found a new home at Fox News as one of their "contributors" (people paid to be available a certain number of hours for on-air commentary).  But in an appearance over the weekend, she made the argument that Hillary Clinton lost only because of Russian interference — a contention for which there is no evidence whatsoever.

CNN Blatantly Lies to Protect Far-Left Abortionists.  A left wing conspiracy theory news channel Friday [5/31/2019] made blatantly false claims in order to make the abortionists on the far-left seem less radical.  "Vice President Mike Pence suggested Thursday that abortion rights activists support 'infanticide,' echoing false claims made last month by President Donald Trump about doctors killing babies that have already been born," said CNN.  But there are two obvious problems with CNN's analysis.  The first is that Trump never said that.

No, Trump Did Not Admit Russia Helped Him Get Elected.  The mainstream media and the political left are celebrating what they are describing as an admission by President Donald Trump that Russia helped him win the 2016 presidential election.

'Mainstream' media has a new fact-checking standard: 'Kinda plausible'.  [E]ven if you instill in your kids your conservative, pro-America, constitutional values, they are going be inundated with Left-wing pabulum, propaganda, and disinformation virtually every moment of their higher education experience.  Case in point:  One professor, Ian Bremmer, a geopolitical analyst, journalist, and cable news regular, actually attributed a 'quote' about North Korea to POTUS Donald Trump that was 100 percent made up, but posted on Twitter as though it was real — and then he actually defended his actions and his lie.

Time Columnist Fabricates Viral Trump Quote, Media and Politicians Spread Fake News.  Ian Bremmer is a professor at New York University; a columnist with Time Magazine and has 428,000 Twitter followers.  Earlier today he fabricated a Trump quote out of thin air, and thousands of followers and politicians instantly shared it: [...] Professor Bremmer was challenged on the quote he attributed to President Trump during his state visit to Japan.  Instead of admitting he made the entire thing up, Bremmer deletes the quote and offers no apology.

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NYU professor apologizes for making up a fake Trump quote.  Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who teaches at New York University.  He also apparently works at Time magazine and appears on television occasionally as an expert in foreign affairs.  Sunday he created quite a firestorm when he tweeted out a fake quote attributed to President Trump.  For a while, Bremmer doubled-down and refused to delete the tweet or apologize, even after other blue-checked progressives began sharing it widely.  Today [5/27/2019], Bremmer finally apologized.

Trump Walks Out On Pelosi, Schumer After "Cover-Up" Remarks.  "I don't do cover-ups," Donald Trump declared from the Rose Garden, surprising reporters who expected the president to be meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.  Instead, Trump walked out on the two Democrats after Pelosi accused him of being "engaged in a cover-up."

Bernie Sanders says there there is 'no choice' but to impeach 'pathological liar' Trump.  Impeachment is becoming and a more and more popular term for Democrat lawmakers.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the latest to pander to the extreme left by coming out in support of impeaching President Donald Trump.  In a Thursday [5/23/2019] tweet, Sanders called Trump a "pathological liar" and said the president does not "understand the Constitution," which is rich coming from a socialist like Sanders.

Right out of the gate, Beto goes low.  The guy with the skateboard was not at all above board at CNN's town hall appearance on Tuesday night.  The very first question dealt with restoring "global leadership" post-Trump and Beto O'Rourke swung away at the current president, unhindered by facts or the toxicity of his words.  He claimed Trump described immigrants who come to the United States as "rapists and criminals."  At no point has President Trump made such a blanket declaration of all immigrants.  He has rightly noted that there are rapists and criminals coming over the borders.

Beto O'Rourke peddles false claim that Trump called asylum-seekers 'animals'.  Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, used a televised town hall event Tuesday night to spread the debunked claim that President Trump called asylum-seekers "animals."  The remarks from the former congressman from El Paso, Texas, came in response to the first question during the CNN event, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, capital of the state where the first caucuses of next year's election season will be held.

Cohen Pushes Pelosi to Impeach Trump Because He's 'Raping the Country'.  Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.) on Monday called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, accusing him of "raping the country."  Cohen stood up and yelled for Trump to be impeached during a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), prompting Pelosi to push back saying, "This is not about politics, it's about what's best for the American people," according to Politico.

Beto O'Rourke: 'I don't have complete confidence' Trump was elected fairly.  Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke pointed to Russian hacking of Florida voter registration information as support for his suspicions about the 2016 presidential election.  When asked in an MSNBC interview Saturday [5/18/2019] if he was confident President Trump had been elected fairly, the former Texas congressman agreed the use of propaganda on voters and electoral system breaches gave him doubts.

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[#1] Nobody has used misleading propaganda to try to get elected more than Robert F. O'Rourke.  [#2] Nobody has taken advantage of "electoral system breaches," i.e., dead voters, than the Democratic Party.

Racist Liberals Attack Tiger Woods.  When Tiger Woods won The Masters this year it shocked the world.  His glory days were long since gone; injuries had relegated him to forever live in past accomplishments — his career was pretty much over, he just hadn't retired yet.  Then he did it, he came back and won.  Nearly everyone was not only shocked, they were excited.  Americans love a great comeback story.  In the midst of that celebration, something happened to turn a lot of people away from that happiness — the president of the United States joined in.  First came a tweet congratulating Woods.  Leftists responded the way they respond to everything, they called Donald Trump a racist.  Ask them what time it is and you'll get the same response.

Biden blasts Donald Trump for allowing 'Jim Crow to sneak back in' by attempting to introduce tougher voting laws.  Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is 'sneaking back in' as he emphasized the need to ensure voting rights are protected, which he said is lacking under the Trump administration.  Biden drew several hundred people to a community center in Columbia as he opened his presidential campaign in South Carolina, home of the first-in-the-South primary and where black voters play a major role in the Democratic nominating process.

Washington Post's 10,000 Trump untruths is about 25% fake news.  President Donald Trump, according to one well-publicized tally, has told 10,000 whoppers during this presidency.  His falsehoods include such incredible claims such as accurately stating the number of new jobs since the election.  Or Trump saying he signed executive orders that he did, in fact, sign.  Or claiming that Sen. Bernie Sanders, who wants corporate taxes to increase, worker wages to rise, and stock buybacks to end, wants 401(k) values to "dissipate."  If those don't sound so fraudulent, that's because they're not.  The Washington Post's count of what it calls "false and misleading statements," and what other media outlets quickly short-handed to "lies" by Trump, is itself inflated.

Trump has obstructed justice 'on a daily basis', claims Nancy Pelosi.  President Trump has 'demonstrated on a daily basis his obstruction of justice', House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared.  The Democrat also said Trump's Attorney General William Barr would be 'obstructing Congress' if he refused to testify before the House on the Mueller report this week.  Barr is due before the House on Thursday [5/2/2019] but has signalled he may not appear if Democrats try to have him questioned by committee lawyers.

The Left Continues to Peddle the Lie that Trump Represents a Threat to Press Freedom.  Saturday night's [4/27/2019] White House Correspondents dinner once again came and went without most Americans having paid it any serious attention, and for the third straight year, our president chose to miss this increasingly farcical event where journalists pat each other on the back for the fine jobs they believe themselves to be doing. [...] There was a calculated effort to portray this administration as uniquely at odds with a free and critical press in the scope of American history.  For example, historian and host Ron Chernow quipped that "George Washington felt maligned and misunderstood by the press, but he never generalized that as a vendetta against the institution."  Can any sane person, much less a "historian," actually argue that Trump is the only president to malign the free press, as an institution, for spreading "fake news?"  Franklin Delano Roosevelt certainly did, and he remains a hero of the left despite having done so.

After Poway rabbi thanks Trump, can we now dispense with the canard that Trump is anti-Semitic?  For years, President Trump's opponents on the Left have attempted to pin the label of anti-Semitism on him.  In the wake of the vile attack on the Poway synagogue, the response from Rabbi Yishoel Goldstein, who was wounded in the attack, tells a different story.

When do the Facts Turn into Political Demagoguery for Purely Partisan Reasons?  Ever since the unfortunate violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, 2017, the left has condemned President Trump for not condemning forcefully enough one of the groups who participated in that violent confrontation.  The irrefutable fact is, President Trump condemned not only the neo-Nazis (a/k/a white supremacists), but also the ANTIFA thugs who congregated outside the park.  There was a third group on that day that was represented by local peaceful protesters who were protesting the tearing down of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  They were not terrorists or members of either of the violent groups, the neo-Nazi racists or the ANTIFA thugs.  It was that local group that Trump referred to as "some good people".  The "fake news" and the Trump haters never mention that fact in Trump's initial remarks about the incident.  This is and was a lie and they knew it, but in their hatred for President Trump, they wanted to paint him as an apologist for the despicable neo-Nazi thugs.

Why Most Jews Aren't Bothered by the Times' Anti-Semitic Cartoon.  Last week, The New York Times published a cartoon so anti-Semitic that Bret Stephens wrote in his Times column that it was "an image that, in another age, might have been published in the pages of Der Sturmer."  Der Sturmer was the Nazis' major anti-Semitic newspaper.  A Times columnist charging the Times with publishing a Nazi-like cartoon is quite a moment in American publishing history. [...] Of course, the cartoon is not just about Israel or Jews.  It is about Trump, whom the left so hates.  It depicts him as the stooge of both Vladimir Putin and Netanyahu.  There is no truth to either depiction, but if truth mattered to the left, there would be no left.

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Nadler: We Will Be Investigating Trump's 'Contempt for Law'.  Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his committee would be investigating President Donald Trump's "contempt for law."  When asked about reports the president told border agents to stop letting asylum seekers in the country, Nadler said, "My response is this shows the president's contempt for law, another incidence of the president's contempt for law, to order that something clearly illegal, mainly blocking people claiming asylum from coming into the country which is clearly against our law. [...]"

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Most of the people flooding across the border are not making claims for asylum.  They're just freeloaders looking for a lifetime of handouts.  At best, they're unskilled workers, of which we have plenty already.

Beto O'Rourke accuses Trump of 'incitement to violence' against Ilhan Omar with 9/11 tweet.  Democratic White House hopeful Beto O'Rourke accused President Trump of inciting "violence against Congresswomen Omar."  The former Texas congressman's comments came at a campaign event in South Carolina on Saturday [4/13/2019] after Trump tweeted a video of remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  O'Rourke said that the video tweeted by Trump on Friday [4/12/2019] is another example of the administration targeting women and minorities.

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The Trump administration has criticized a loudmouth Muslim Congresswoman who appears to be disloyal to the United States.  Islam has declared war on the U.S. long ago, and the Congresswoman has chosen to stand with Islam.  The attack on New York City and other sites on 9/11/2001 was an act of war.  Nothing that Mr. Trump said could be construed as incitement to violence, except by a poorly-educated simpleton.  As another U.S. President once said, "You are either with us, or with the terrorists."

The Poison Of Main Stream Media Propaganda.  President Trump was never called a racist and bigot until he ran as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate.  Before then, he was well liked by many liberal celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Michael Jackson.  Trump was known as a bombastic businessman, but he always had a pretty diverse circle of friends.  Even on his show, The Apprentice, the contestants and celebrities were from all backgrounds, genders and ethnicities.  In the 1990s, Donald Trump worked with the Rainbow-PUSH coalition to help bring more black Americans and minorities into corporate America.  Jesse Jackson was so impressed that, in 1999, he praised Trump for a lifetime of helping the African American community.

Beto O'Rourke's 3 Lies That Will Cost Him the Election.  [#1] Trump Hates Immigrants:  President Trump hates immigrants is a common narrative spread by the mainstream media and Democrats, and Beto is showing no creativity in retelling it.  The difference between his claim and most others is that he made the mistake of getting specific.  In so doing, he gave honest people the means to debunk his claim.  According to Beto, Trump called immigrants an "infestation" and referred to them as animals.  This is a thoroughly debunked distortion of the truth.  There's video of this quote, and when you watch the whole thing — as opposed to the deceptively edited, mainstream media version — you see that President Trump was not referring to immigrants in general.  He was responding to a question about MS-13.  Keep in mind that this is a gang that operates under the motto of "kill, rape, control."  Harsh language seems appropriate.  Even without this specific misquote, the notion that our President hates immigrants is overwhelmingly ignorant.

Democrats and toxic media at their worst.  The left and its compliant media are willfully reporting false news to the American people.  Whether it is a symptom of mass hysteria that is the genesis for this confirmation bias-style reporting or an intentional maneuver to spread anti-Trump propaganda, its effect is toxic and pernicious.  The report comes in the form of a tweet making its way through the Twitter-sphere in which a user named Mark Elliott has posted a video of Donald Trump who he contends is referring to migrants at the border as "animals." [...] The president's words were clearly relating to the murderous gang MS-13 and not innocent migrants.  The exchange first became a controversy last year when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mischaracterized the remarks.

Vox Writer Praises Progressives for Misleading Americans on Tax CutsVox writer Matthew Yglesias praised progressive groups for misleading Americans about their taxes Monday [4/8/2019].  In a tweet, Yglesias praised the "messaging success" over President Donald Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The president signed the bill into law in December 2017.  At the time, then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said the bill would save families making $73,000 per year more than $2,000.  "[P]rogressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes," Yglesias said.

David Hogg:  Trump 'Supports' 'Terrorism' Against Black Churches.  David Hogg accused President Donald Trump of supporting "terrorism" against black churches on Monday [4/8/2019] because Trump had not tweeted about the three historically black churches that recently burned down in Louisiana.

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Democrats are constantly upset about President Trump's tweets.  Now it appears that his non-tweets are just as bad.

Beto O'Rourke compares Trump administration rhetoric to Nazi Germany.  Democratic 2020 contender Beto O'Rourke on Thursday [4/4/2019] compared President Trump's rhetoric regarding immigration to that of Nazi Germany.  Speaking to reporters in Iowa, the former congressman — in response to a question about how he would address attacks from Republicans — called out "the rhetoric of a president who not only describes immigrants as rapists and criminals but as animals and an infestation."

Donald Trump Is Trying to Kill You.  There's a lot we don't know about the legacy Donald Trump will leave behind.  And it is, of course, hugely important what happens in the 2020 election.  But one thing seems sure:  Even if he's a one-term president, Trump will have caused, directly or indirectly, the premature deaths of a large number of Americans.  Some of those deaths will come at the hands of right-wing, white nationalist extremists, who are a rapidly growing threat, partly because they feel empowered by a president who calls them "very fine people."  Some will come from failures of governance, like the inadequate response to Hurricane Maria, which surely contributed to the high death toll in Puerto Rico.

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I don't know what it takes to get a job as a writer at the New York Times, but apparently the bar has been set really low.  Donald Trump did not cause Hurricane Maria, and even if he had, the government has no constitutional obligation to clean up after a hurricane.  Nobody has been killed by "right-wing, white nationalist extremists."  I could offer rebuttals to the rest of the canards in the article above, whatever those canards may be, but I have neither the time nor the inclination to read it.  If you actually pay to read the New York Times, in print or on line, you are welcome to visit t akdart.com for re-education.

Fault line:  Trump is blamed for everything.  Donald J. Trump — is there anything he can't do?  I ask this after the most recent example of his omniscient omnipresence in every single headline issue of the day — in this case the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax in Chicago.  When the shocking crime was first reported, it was naturally blamed on Trump — two homophobic MAGA-hat wearing rednecks, assaulting a gay black D-list actor and looping a noose around his neck.  But now that it's been exposed as the most cynical of frauds, guess what — it's still Trump's fault.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:  Trump to blame for Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax.  Emanuel is claiming Trump created a climate of hate that enabled people like Jussie to pull hate crime hoaxes: [...] This is completely insane.  Trump has not created a climate of hate, but if he had, wouldn't that lead people to commit actual hate crimes, not hoaxes?

Ocasio-Cortez Cites SPLC to Blame Trump for Abetting White Supremacy.  On Monday [3/18/2019], Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that President Donald Trump was abetting white supremacist terror by looking "the other way" after the mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.  In doing so, she retweeted the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left smear group that demonizes conservatives and Christians and has worked overtime to connect Trump to "hate."  Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the SPLC tweet quoting Trump saying he doesn't see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world.

Media and Dems Rush to Blame Trump for Horrific New Zealand Shooting That Targeted Muslims.  It didn't take long for some mainstream media members and Democrats to blame President Donald Trump for the horrific massacre on Friday that targeted Muslims in mosques — leaving at least 49 people dead and at least 48 others wounded.

Chris Wallace shamefully renews narrative that Trump inflames anti-muslim white supremacy.  Mick Mulvaney sets him straight.  Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace debated White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney [3/17/2019] regarding the recurring liberal narrative that President Trump's comments encourage bigotry.  In light of the New Zealand mosque shootings, there are many progressives trying to blame the president for the attitudes of anti-muslim groups and individuals around the globe.  Wallace asked, "I agree the president is not responsible for this (New Zealand shooting) but has he considered, given the fact that some people seem to feel that he has given them cover, has he considered giving a major speech condemning anti-Muslim white supremacist bigotry?  To the degree that there is an issue with white supremacists, white nationalists, anti-Muslim bigotry in this country — and there is an issue with that — why not deliver a speech condemning it?"

CNN's Bash Blames Trump for NZ Massacre:  Trump's Rhetoric Riles Up 'Nut Jobs'.  Even if a shooting happens in another country, the anti-Trump media here at home are quick to put the blame entirely on President Trump.  After the horrific massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, CNN's Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash and political analyst John Avlon complained that Trump's rhetoric was responsible for the alleged suspect's violent act of terrorism, which killed 49 people.  Bash made a direct link between what Trump says at his rallies and how "nut jobs" like this shooter, are inspired by his words.  Hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota began the segment lamenting that the shooter's alleged manifesto, which was posted online, contained rhetoric that was similar to things President Trump has said in rallies and ads.

Democratic senator and CNN rush to blame Trump over New Zealand massacre.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a CNN anchor immediately blamed rhetoric from President Trump and his allies for the mass shooting in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people.  After briefly saying that "of course our prayers go out to the people of New Zealand, particularly the loved ones and survivors and victims," Blumenthal, D-Conn., wasted no time in bringing up Trump.  "But words do have consequences, and we know that at the very pinnacle of power in our own country, people are talking about 'good people on both sides,'" he said, referencing Trump's controversial Charlottesville comments.

Dem Rep. Cohen: 'Trump Is a Cancer on the Country'.  Sunday [3/10/2019] on MSNBC's "Live," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said President Donald Trump is a "cancer on the country."  Cohen said, "Trump is a con man.  Michael Cohen said he is a con man, a liar, and a racist.  He is a con man.  He is a liar, and he is a racist.  He has lied about everything that goes down.  He continues to lie.  That's why he's attacked this Mueller investigation, the Justice Department, the FBI, judges that didn't rule in his manner and way in the Trump University lawsuit.  The man is a walking lie."

Media Echo Michael Cohen Conspiracy:  Trump Will Start Civil War if Voted Out.  Since last week, the news media has been busy churning out content echoing a talking point propagated during Congressional testimony by President Trump's disgraced and disbarred attorney Michael Cohen claiming that Trump will not allow a peaceful transition if he loses the 2020 election.  Journalists and pundits utilized Cohen's remarks to warn about such outlandish post-election scenarios as Trump using the U.S. military to cling to power, raising a private army of mercenaries or deliberately igniting a civil war.

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Media Echo Michael Cohen Conspiracy:  Trump Will Start Civil War if Voted Out.  Since last week, the news media has been busy churning out content echoing a talking point propagated during Congressional testimony by President Trump's disgraced and disbarred attorney Michael Cohen claiming that Trump will not allow a peaceful transition if he loses the 2020 election.  Journalists and pundits utilized Cohen's remarks to warn about such outlandish post-election scenarios as Trump using the U.S. military to cling to power, raising a private army of mercenaries or deliberately igniting a civil war.

Hillary Clinton says country is in 'full-fledged crisis' during speech in Selma to mark 'Bloody Sunday'.  Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered a stark view of the country on Sunday, comparing the current "crisis in our democracy" to the turbulence that occurred amid the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.  Speaking during a reception in Selma, Ala. to mark the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, Clinton said that the United States is facing a "full-fledged crisis in our democracy."

Jumping the Shark with Michael Cohen.  Democrats and the media surely will continue pushing the narrative that Cohen's scant documents somehow prove something.  They don't.  He produced two $35,000 checks that he claims were reimbursements for the Stormy Daniels' payment.  He produced no evidence that these checks were in fact for that payment.  He produced a bank statement showing an advance from a home equity line of credit for $131,000 that he claims offers proof that Trump indicated that he would reimburse him.  He produced no evidence that Trump actually gave any such indication.  He produced three financial statements from three separate years with differing estimates of Trump's net worth that he claims show that Trump manipulated his financial statements.  He produced no evidence that these statements were in fact doctored.

Tlaib Continues to Defend Rhetoric About Racism:  It Was 'Teachable Moment'.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) on Thursday [2/28/2019] defended her behavior at a congressional hearing the day prior, during which she suggested the actions of a Republican colleague were "racist" but denied she was calling him a racist.  It was a "teachable moment," Tlaib told CNN.  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer, accused the president of racism during a House oversight committee hearing on Wednesday.  "Mr. Trump is a racist," Cohen said.  Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) took action to counter the accusations by inviting Housing and Urban Development administrator Lynne Patton, who is black, to the hearing.

Political Incompetence and Questionable Science.  How do we relate to the statement by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez that "The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change," while the Green New Deal program is designed for ten years?  We were repeatedly told that Trump's tax cut would lead to the bankruptcy of the federal government.  It did not happen.  We were warned that Trump's tariff wars with China and the European Union would lead to mass unemployment.  That did not happen either — on the contrary, the number of vacant jobs in America exceeds the number of unemployed.  So, what has played such a cruel joke on the Democrats?

Beto: 'Racism' and 'Hatred' Define Trump Presidency.  Former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) said on Friday evening in Wisconsin that "hatred" and "racism" have defined Donald Trump's presidency.  Speaking to political science students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, O'Rourke told the Badgers that President Trump came to the border in El Paso, Texas, this week to "stoke the anxiety and the paranoia and the fear and the hatred and the racism that has defined his campaigns and his presidency."

If Only Trump Had Known What He Did Not Yet Know About D.C..  [Scroll down]  The lies began immediately:  He is an anti-Semite.  Lie.  He took a bust of Rev. Dr. King out of the oval office.  Lie.  He is a White supremacist.  Lie.  No sooner was he at work than the hordes descended on his spokesman, Sean Spicer.  Later they would throw the next spokesperson and her family out of a restaurant.  And that evil Mueller Inquisition.  One of these days, between tomorrow and the end of Mr. Trump's second term in six years, we will see that Mr. Trump did not collude with Putin, but that Inquisition has taken so much air out of his every day.

The Media's 9 Worst 'Fact Checks' of Trump's State of the Union.  The establishment media fact checkers had it pretty tough Tuesday night.  To begin with, they went into the State of the Union knowing they no longer have any credibility with the public, and they came out of it forced to lie or pound out a series of tedious nit-picks.  Or, in the case of the far-left Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, had to pretend the sexual assault of migrant women isn't as bad as Trump made it sound.

Maxine Meltdown!  Waters begs Americans to 'turn the television off' during Trump SOTU.  Maxine Waters doesn't want to hear what Donald Trump has to say tonight [2/5/02019].  The California congresswoman melted down when asked if she would be listening to Trump's second State of the Union address this evening.  "I don't even know why he wants to come and give the State of the Union," Waters huffed to Essence magazine.  "The state of the union under him has not been good," she claimed, dismissing record low unemployment rates for black Americans and strong economic activity.

The left's bigoted obsession with MAGA hats.  For much of progressive America, if you are wearing the hat, you are suiting up for Team Racist.  You are marking yourself out as a bigot and a goon.  Your individuality doesn't matter anymore, only the cap.

Alyssa Milano: 'The Red MAGA Hat Is the New White Hood'.  Actress and leftist activist Alyssa Milano smeared the millions of Americans who support President Donald Trump and wear his "Make America Great Again" hat, equating them to the racist killers of the Ku Klux Klan.

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She's an actress.  Her opinion is no more important than yours or mine.  But the sensationalists in the so-called news media seem to think that actors' opinions sell newspapers.  And of course, "selling newspapers" is just an expression, because nobody buys newspapers any more, except perhaps the owners of caged birds.

Bernie Sanders calls President Trump a racist on Martin Luther King Day.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a dream of stopping "racist" President Trump's vision to "Make America Great Again."  "Today we say to Donald Trump — We are not going back to more bigotry, discrimination and division," Sanders told a South Carolina audience at an event marking Martin Luther King Day.  "Instead of bringing us together as Americans, he has purposely and aggressively attempted to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by our nationality, by our religion and by our sexual orientation."

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Nobody works harder to categorize and segregate Americans into easily-manageable groups and factions than the Democrats.

Pelosi says Trump put her life in danger by yanking plane access.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [1/18/2019] accused President Trump of putting her life in danger by publicly nixing her top-secret trip to a war zone in Afghanistan — and then "leaking" her backup plans to travel commercially.  Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said she and a delegation were "prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip" after Trump suddenly yanked their use of a military plane for the overseas trip on Thursday [1/17/2019].

If President Trump were really a racist or a Nazi, then please explain these facts.  If, as critics allege, Trump is truly a Nazi, then why has he been heralded as Israel's biggest supporter?  Why was he the only president to move our embassy to Jerusalem?  Why didn't he object to his daughter's conversion to Judaism?  It's so easy to hurl accusations of racism and Nazism because frankly the brain-dead mobs are only interested in vandalism and mayhem and totally disinterested in truth.  They also have no idea what racism and Nazism historically mean.  What on earth did Donald Trump do to deserve these unfair labels?  Apparently he told the truth about what was happening to the country he loves so much.  The fact is that Trump has never been against immigrants or immigration, just the abuse of our laws.

The Dems Who Cried 'Wolf!'  For two years the Left has been accusing the President of the craziest things imaginable.  They lied and said he removed a bust of the Rev. Dr. King from the White House.  A complete lie on Day One.  They lied, said, and still say that he collaborated with Putin to get elected, even though it was the Clinton camp who leveraged Russian and Ukrainian assets for personal financial gain and for developing the "Steele Dossier" that was used to hurt Trump during the elections.  The President's opponents accused him of being a fascist and sought to prove their hysteria by saying that only a militarist would surround himself immediately with generals like Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster, John Kelley, and James Mattis, as when he named his cabinet and staff.  (And when they all were gone within two years, the Trump-haters complained about that.)  They accused him of being senile, medically demented, inflicted with Alzheimer's.  They wrote that his wife was leaving himor was deathly ill or was hiding.  One crazy thing after another.  It started before Day One when they called him an "anti-Semite," and it never has stopped.

The Atlantic Ties Extremism to Trump Despite Clear Facts.  Journalist Charles Duhigg writes in a longform piece in The Atlantic about the cause and effects of anger.  While Duhigg is somewhat more balanced toward President Trump than many of his mainstream media colleagues, he fails to report full context about the extremists who perpetrated criminal behavior last year.  Writing about the decline in America's social trust, Duhigg gives credence to common anti-Trump media tropes that seek to divide rather than provide an accurate portrayal of the president's positions.

In a pulpit critique of Donald Trump, Hank Johnson invokes Adolf Hitler.  U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson has never been a fan of President Donald Trump, but the Lithonia Democrat significantly dialed up his criticism on Tuesday [1/1/2019] with a searing New Year's Day speech that drew parallels between Trump's rise and that of Adolf Hitler.  Johnson made his point from the pulpit at Friendship Baptist Church, during a celebration to mark the 156th anniversary of the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation.  He urged vigilance against tyranny.  "Americans, particularly black Americans, can't afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump," Johnson said.

Proof That Everything Liberals Say About America and Immigration Is Wrong.  Democrats have done their best to portray America as xenophobic simply because they voted for a man in President Trump who seeks to curb illegal immigration.  "Trump takes us back to the darkest days of American xenophobia," a headline for an op-ed in the Washington Post reads.  "(Trump) and the rest of his immigration allies also sound like the very people back then who made it their goal to make America white," they wrote.  This new survey by Pew puts that ridiculous notion to rest.

Ripping Trump on Shutdown, MSNBC 'Republican' Elise Jordan Unaware Trump Donates Prez Pay.  Subbing for [Nicolle] Wallace on her MSNBC show this afternoon [12/28/2018], Elise Jordan, a former aide to Pres.  George W. Bush, provided another example of the genre.  Ripping President Trump over the shutdown, an overwrought Jordan declared that Trump "won't skip paychecks" as a result of the shutdown.  Technically that's true, since by law the President is deemed an essential employee.  But Jordan is apparently unaware that Trump has never cashed a presidential paycheck, donating each one instead to different government departments to fund good works.

CNN's Don Lemon on Trump Iraq Visit: 'He's Like the Grinch' Who 'Stole Christmas' from the Troops.  Wednesday, CNN's Don Lemon reacted to President Donald Trump's surprise visit to the troops in Iraq at the Al Asad Airbase for Christmas, comparing him to the Grinch who "stole Christmas" from the troops."  "I tried not to because I was with my family, but when we turned on CNN and we saw the president politicizing a Christmas message, it was like — we kept saying, 'He's like the Grinch.'  I'm being honest," Lemon said on "CNN Tonight."

Fake News:  NBC Spreads False Claim President Trump Did Not Visit Troops at 'Christmastime'.  NBC News and a variety of other media outlets falsely reported that President Donald Trump did not visit U.S. troops in a combat zone during Christmastime.  NBC has yet to retract its demonstrably fake headline, and has left the fake story up on its website as of publication of this article.  On Wednesday afternoon [12/26/2018], White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise secret Christmas visit to U.S. troops in Iraq.

After Fake News Reports, Media Now Claim Trump's Christmas Visit to U.S. Troops Was Obvious.  On Wednesday morning [12/26/2018], media outlets were running the story that President Donald Trump had failed to visit U.S. troops at Christmastime.  By Wednesday afternoon, the media claimed Trump had made his visit to a war zone obvious in advance.  In between, media outlets that had earlier trumpeted Trump's supposed non-visit to the troops were spinning the news that he had, in fact, visited by noting that it was his first visit to a war zone since taking office.  Left-wing Salon.com, for example, reported initially that Trump had failed to visit the troops during Christmastime, then changed its story and headline, but retained the anti-Trump spin.

Susan Rice:  Trump Is More Dangerous to America Than 'Any Foreign Adversary'.  Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice published an op-ed Sunday [12/23/2018] in the New York Times in which she declares that President Donald Trump "does more to undermine American national security than any foreign adversary."  More dangerous than the Islamic terrorists who carried out the Benghazi attack, about which she lied to the world, blaming a YouTube video; more dangerous than the so-called "Islamic state," which she let take root after her boss, President Barack Obama, called them the "J.V. team"; more dangerous than Vladimir Putin's Russia, which took over Crimea on her watch; more dangerous than Iran, with which she and her boss concluded a failed nuclear deal.

Trump Provides Example of Google Bias After Being Called a Liar.  During Obama's presidency, Google put his State of The Union addresses on the front page of their site every year, while Trump's have never been featured.  Meanwhile, CNN said Trump propped up a "false claim" that big tech is censoring conservatives and called it a conspiracy.

When Does Trump Say, 'Enough Is Enough!'?  The US media is on the warpath against Trump and his family, coverage 93 percent negative, although I suspect that number is closer to 100 percent.  It's rare to pick up a US newspaper or watch any television news and see anything remotely positive about Trump.  Great economic news is always shrouded in a black cloud, as if low unemployment or strong economic growth is racist, sexist, or simply a mirage.  The Deep State, Democrats and Republicans alike, are in lock step trying to remove Trump from office.  If only they were in similar agreement on securing the border, cutting regulations, or growing the economy than they are against Trump.  Rep Adam Schiff thinks Trump is heading to jail.  Rep Maxine Waters agrees saying, "President Donald Trump is a 'criminal' who should be impeached."  It never ends.

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."

The Editor says...
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.

The Editor says...
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."

The Editor says...
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.

The Editor says...
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 KittenFeed.com, 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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