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Hypocrite Trump Adviser Says Muslim Ban Will Protect Americans From ‘Bigots’ (VIDEO)

Stephen Miller may not be a household name just yet, but he’s the man who crafted the executive order signed by Donald Trump on Friday that bans travel to the United States from seven countries in the Middle East.

Miller was a guest on CBS This Morning earlier today, and he defended the controversial ban on Muslims by saying:

“We’re going to take the next 30 days to develop a new set of screening protocols to try and ensure that people entering our country, particularly on a permanent basis, truly love and support the United States of America. There’ll be a 60-day period where countries will be asked to comply with the new directives. Countries that are in compliance will have regular, ordinary and routine migration with the United States.”

Then, in what may be one of the most blatant examples of hypocrisy yet from a member of the Trump team, Miller added:

“It only makes sense that we engage in some kind of selections process that prioritizes the entry of people who, as the order stated, don’t hold bigotry, hatred or violence against any sexual orientation, against any race, or against any particular class of people.”

Are you freaking kidding me?! People who don’t hold bigotry, hatred or violence against any sexual orientation, race, or class of people? What about the KKK and neo-Nazi members who so ardently support Donald Trump? What about David Duke? Closer to home for the Trumpkins, what about Steve Bannon, who once wondered aloud if the United States might be better off if only property owners were allowed to vote? Are they going to be detained at the airport and held indefinitely?

Personally, I don’t feel a deep-seated need to be protected from people who are seeking to come to the United States for freedom or to escape war and terrorism. I do, however, feel strongly that all of us need to be protected from the enemy within, especially the Machiavellian demons who currently work in the West Wing.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Delusional Conway Brags About Trump’s ‘Extraordinary Accomplishments’ In First Week (VIDEO)

Trump Derangement Syndrome may not yet be a recognized psychological condition, but with a few more weeks like the alleged president’s first in office, don’t bet against it being added to the lexicon before long.

Kellyanne Conway appeared on Good Morning America earlier today, and she was clearly not in full possession of her intellect, claiming that Trump’s first week had been a smashing success. And she also said those protesting the pretend head of state’s Muslim ban just didn’t have all the facts:

“I see all these protesters. I think if you actually surveyed them, they would probably get the facts wrong. They’re being misinformed.”

Conway got hit right in the face with some facts from George Stephanopoulos, who reminded her:

“None of the deadly terror attacks in this country since 9/11 have been carried out by anyone from those seven countries. Eighteen of the 19 9/11 attackers came from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates — there is no ban from that country. Those countries also happen to be countries where President Trump has significant business interests.”

The adviser to Trump then tried to use the old, tired GOP strategy of blaming President Obama:

“I mean, Donald Trump has been on the job for, what, eight, nine, ten days. Barack Obama was here for eight years. The extraordinary accomplishments in just the first week truly are breathtaking.

“No reductive curating reporting, in my view, is helpful to the American public to understand. We’re being very collaborative and very open. We would just like the same in return.”

You want the same in return, Kellyanne? Well you and your party obstructed President Obama every step of the way for eight years, so karma is now paying you and the Orange Menace a visit.

Ms. Conway reminds me of an old saying I’m sure you’ve heard: If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

Featured Image Via ABC News Screengrab

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Trump Just Placed A Neo-Nazi On The National Security Council–What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Steve Bannon won’t like the headline on this story because he swears he’s not a neo-Nazi or a white nationalist, despite the fact that his own words prove he most certainly is. But as far as I’m concerned, if Bannon doesn’t like it, he can kiss my ass.

Today we learned that Bannon, who has the official title of Senior Counselor to Donald Trump, has been named a member of the National Security Council (NSC). This piece of crap worm of a human being who once oversaw the daily operations of Breitbart.com, will now participate in decisions of war and peace, life and death.

Saturday, the alleged president signed a series of executive orders which completely restructure the National Security Council and allow Bannon a seat at the table along with the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser.

The Washington Post also notes this about the executive orders Trump signed:

“That memo also states that the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will sit on the principals committee only when the issues to be discussed pertain to their ‘responsibilities and expertise.’ In the previous two administrations, both were included as regular attendees.”

Yeah, why would the head of national intelligence or the chairman of the JCS need to be a part of any discussion involving national security? They’d probably just get in the way or object to the imposition of fascism across this country.

Clearly, Trump is trying to surround himself with yes men who will acquiesce to anything his disturbed mind can conceive. Problem with the Iranians? Bomb the hell out of them! The Chinese won’t agree to limit exports? How about we rattle the sabers and threaten them with the U.S. Navy right off their coast?

With Bannon now part of the team that will make decisions of if and when American force is used against other nations, you can probably expect a full-scale war within the next six months. Or Trump and Bannon will merely steal a page from the playbook of their dear friend Vladimir Putin and stage a terrorist attack on American soil so they can more easily impose martial law here at home.

Was Trump elected in November, or was Bannon also on the ticket with him?

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Foreign Policy Immigration

WATCH A CNN Host Fact Check A Trump Shill Into Oblivion When He Lies About Muslim Ban

If there’s one thing we know definitively about Donald Trump, his allies, and his supporters, it’s that they lie. They lie constantly and even when they don’t need to.

Such was the case when Trump backer and former Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston appeared on CNN Saturday. The topic was Trump’s executive order barring refugees from seven nations in the Middle East, and host Poppy Harlow asked Kingston:

“What data can you point to that justifies that these seven nations have a tie to U.S. terror attacks or a higher incidence of bringing terror to this country?”

Kingston replied:

“I think maybe the idea that I would say, the evidence is that the countries themselves don’t really have a standard that would preclude enemies of the United States from emigrating here. These are not countries that are known to love the United States of America.”

Harlow’s follow-up question was perfect:

“So you say these are not countries that love the United States and therefore this is justified. So, what about Russia?”

The former congressman tried to say there was no comparison between Russia and the nation of Sudan, which is on the list Trump issued Friday. And that’s certainly true because the Sudanese didn’t hack the DNC or actively work to get a raving lunatic elected the American head of state.

Next, the CNN host got more specific, asking Kingston:

“Congressman, can you point to a single terrorist attack in this country that was carried out by a Syrian refugee?”

Of course he can’t, because not a single terror attack in the United States has been perpetrated by a refugee from Syria.

Kingston then leaned on the tactic of not answering the question and resorting to bullshit:

“I think you could look at DHS records and see that refugees in general have often been the cloak under which terrorists do move from country to country. And we do not know who’s coming in to our country.”

Yet again Kingston attempted to shift the debate, blurting out:

“Ft. Hood, Orlando, San Bernardino, and terror attacks around the world.”

That’s when Harlow laid some major whoop ass on Kingston, telling him:

“Congressman, you said something that is not factual.”

To that, Kingston tried to say Harlow should let him finish his sentence, but she again reminded viewers:

“Congressman, you’re talking about American citizens. I want to correct this for our viewers.”

Kudos to Poppy Harlow for not letting this Trumpkin spew his lies without correction. We need more of this in the news media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiOUF1aBf0w

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Foreign Policy

Trump’s Muslim Ban Would Have Prevented THIS Many Attacks…USELESS!

Yesterday, Donald Trump made good on his proposed Muslim ban, but the countries he banned travel from are not exactly the places which have historically caused the most damage to the United States as far as terrorist acts are concerned.

The seven countries included in Friday’s executive order–Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen–have been responsible for zero deaths of Americans on United States soil between the years 1975-2015. And that data is from the very conservative Cato Institute.

Not only that, but a report released just this week also reveals that Muslim Americans with family backgrounds in the seven named countries have killed no Americans over the past 15 years. That information comes from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Most notably, it should also be recalled that none of the hijackers who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks that left over 3,000 Americans dead were from the seven nations Trump has now banned immigration from. Instead, the vast majority of those individuals came to the United States from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Neither of those countries is on the list Trump unveiled Friday.

Charles Kurzman, a professor at the University of North Carolina and author of the Triangle study, said Trump’s ban is a massive overreaction:

“Contrary to alarmist political rhetoric, the appeal of revolutionary violence has remained very limited among Muslim-American. Let’s use this empirical evidence to guide our policy-making and public debates on violent extremism.

“This is a dramatic and misdirected overreaction to a relatively small-scale problem.”

In addition to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, note that Afghanistan is also not on Trump’s list. And yet Afghanistan remains the home base for the Taliban, a terrorist organization which continues to attack American soliders on Middle Eastern soil to this day and was also the safe haven for Osama Bin Laden prior to his fleeing for Pakistan.

Here’s some comparison for perspective: In 2016 , 188 people were killed on U.S. soil in mass shootings not involving Muslim American extremists, the report says. Meanwhile, there have been 230,000 murders in the U.S. since 9/11.

And perhaps most damaging is that Trump’s seven-nation ban gives every terrorist organization in the world plenty of fodder for their recruitment of new radicals. Trump said he would defeat ISIS, but all he’s done is help them gain converts to their bloody cause.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org