Anyone who has been paying attention already knew. But this week, Trump confirmed it on the world stage, as he stood next to his boss, Vladimir Putin, and slammed his own country’s intelligence agencies, blamed current relations with Russia on the United States, and accepted Putin’s narrative that Russia wasn’t behind the 2016 election hacks.
Let’s see…Between the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, the desire to cut Social Security, and the attempts to destroy Obamacare – I would say that Republicans are 0 for 3 in the context of this quote.
I thought Fox News and their viewers were totally against government tyranny, etc. At least they were when Obama was in office. And one of the most tired arguments that we often hear from 2nd Amendment people is that guns are needed to protect against tyrants, dictators, etc.
Now, right-wingers are apparently just swell with Trump literally saying he wants to be like the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un.
The disdain for Obama must have been for a different reason…Can’t quite put my finger on it…
Trump once again talked straight out of his ass to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, and falsely claimed that our country has “thousands” of immigration judges, with the need to hire thousands more.
We actually, as of April, have 334 of these judges, and the plan is to hire about 100 more. That is per the Washington Post. But Trump never let a little truth get in his way of promoting an attitude of fear and hysteria about all of the brown people invading the country, did he?
The clip is below (I might have added some extra footage for additional context.)
When you look at the big picture of how Trump has either leaned on, or directly asked top officials in the investigation into Russia’s interference in our 2016 presidential election for their loyalty or to help him out in some way, the pattern of behavior becomes quite clear. Trump wants the FBI and United States intelligence apparatus to function as his own personal arm of protection. He clearly does not view these officials as that which they are supposed to be – independent of partisan or personal influence on the part of the president – and wants them to do his bidding, which in this case is clearly to obstruct the Russia investigation.
The Trump administration had markedly different reactions to the Las Vegas Route 91/Harvest Festival shooting and yesterday’s truck attack in New York City.
After Las Vegas, it wasn’t the time to discuss gun control policy. But after yesterday’s attack, apparently it’s the perfect time to discuss immigration policy, as well as attack Senator Chuck Schumer.
Here are segments from the White House press briefing, the day after each event.