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Moments After The Crash Of EgyptAir Flight 804, Trump Declares It Was Terrorism

The crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 was just a few hours old when Donald Trump took to Twitter and began placing blame for something he has no evidence or proof of. In other words, he reverted to Neanderthal Trump man and posted this:

Guess who else has said it’s terrorism? The Russian government. Trump trusts the Russians because he has a man crush on Vladimir Putin and would love to be able to assassinate reporters who criticize him, just as Putin has done on multiple occasions.

In addition to Trump, his Hallelujah Chorus on social media also joined the debate, supporting their demigod with their ignorance in the form of tweets:

https://twitter.com/Adoptedyooper/status/733243143081107456



https://twitter.com/HallShame/status/733264536644521984

https://twitter.com/JaredWyand/status/733264683969417216

Now imagine that Trump was President and something like the crash of a plane happened. Let’s even say it was a flight with Americans aboard. Who would he attack first? Would he use nuclear weapons on random countries in the Middle East that might have had a hand in the act? Or would he just direct that our fighter jets begin shooting down all foreign airliners?

Even if it turns out the loss of this plane was terrorism–and that is always a possibility–the President of the United States cannot be making statements before all of the facts are in. Acting in such a manner is detrimental to the country and to our allies around the globe.

Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the United States and the world, and he must be stopped. In November, we all get a chance to put an end to this menace.

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

 

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Media in America Politics Sexism

Bob Woodward Calls Out Hack Host O’Reilly For Saying ‘Feminsts’ Are Out To Get Trump

At first, Fox News seemed terrified at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the 2016 Republican nominee, but since he became the presumptive nominee, the network has shifted and is now going whole hog in an effort to promote and help elect the Donald.

Witness what took place last night on Bill O’Reilly’s show. O’Reilly, who has been a hack reporter (and even that is an insult to hacks) his entire life, was interviewing real journalist Bob Woodward, and O’Reilly put forth the proposition that any woman who calls herself a feminist should not be allowed to report on Donald Trump:

“If I’m an editor and I know there is a feminist woman in my newsroom, who is brilliant because I think this woman is an excellent reporter, I don’t let her report on a guy like Trump because Trump is the antithesis of that. And so I don’t want any margin of error here, there are plenty of reporters who can do the story. Do you not see that?”

Woodward quickly disabused O’Reilly of that ignorant belief, telling him:

“Yeah, look, I really disagree. There are feminists on the left and the right as you know, and somebody can put their personal feelings and conclusions in their back pocket and keep them there.”


That’s what they call journalistic objectivity and professionalism, two things O’Reilly knows nothing about and never will, as he proved by adding:

“I guess it’s possible; I haven’t seen it much. I guess it’s possible.”

O’Reilly then said the New York Times had made a mistake letting Megan Twohey and Michael Barbaro report on Trump’s atrocious behavior towards women over the years:

“She is a feminist. Trump is a beauty contestant purveyor. Do you let a feminist report on a beauty contestant person who is now turned politician?”

Once again Woodward attempted to give the clueless O’Reilly a lesson in journalism:

“Well, of course. That doesn’t condemn somebody and say they can’t report on X or Y. Somebody is a conservative or a liberal, that doesn’t mean they can’t report. As we learn over the decades, the best reporters may have feelings and personal conclusions, and they can edit those and filter those things out.”

Unless that person happens to work for Fox News like O’Reilly does.

Watch the exchange for yourself:

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

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Media in America Politics WTF?!

Trump Press Representative Crashes And Burns During CNN Interview (Video)

Well, we’ve now established yet another fact about the Trump for President campaign: the people who work for him are just as stupid as he is, as was proven today when one of the campaign’s spokespeople could not manage to answer a simple question posited by Carol Costello.

Healy Baumgardner is the senior press representative for the Trump campaign, and the question to her was about what exactly Trump had meant when he said earlier this year that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was “amazing” because he was willing to kill members of his own family. Baumgardner’s reply:

“Well, I think top line, Mr. Trump’s point is that he wants to keep an open dialog and repair relationships with world leaders.”

Costello reiterated the question:

“But what was he trying to say in January at his campaign rally?”

This is where it began to take on the surreal feeling of something from “The Twilight Zone,” with the spokesperson saying:

“Well, I’m not going to speculate on what he meant specifically by those points, but generally he wants to have an open dialog to repair relationships with leaders throughout the world.”


At this point, the Blaze’s Amy Holmes, who was also part of the conversation, chimed in as if to rescue the Trump rep:

“I think Donald Trump was trying to project strength. He’s complimented Vladimir Putin in similar terms…I think what Donald Trump was trying to do is sound like a strongman himself.”

Once again, Costello tried to allow Baumgardner to say something even the least bit intelligent, asking:

“Healy, you can’t give us any more guidance on this. You are the senior press representative for Mr. Trump.”

Baumgardner replied:

“I am, exactly. And what I’m telling you is that top line, you know, one of his biggest goals is to repair relationships with leaders throughout the world.”

Repair relationships with leaders around the world?! The Donald can’t even manage to hire a spokesperson who has any idea of how to respond to a question.

The cringeworthy interview can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FusmBNP-KXk

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

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Politics

Senator Turtle Says Trump Should Release Tax Returns Pronto…Kind Of

Let it be known that the Senate’s resident turtle has spoken on the matter of whether or not Lord Donald of Trump should release his tax returns ASAP.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (aka The Turtle) was asked for his official statement on the Trump tax returns, which Trump claims are being audited. McConnell replied:

“Most candidates for president have, and that’s been the tradition.”


To that lukewarm statement, McConnell added:

“He’ll have to make that decision himself, but that’s certainly been the pattern for quite some time.”

Note that McConnell did not actually respond to the question and only used the words “tradition” and “pattern,” then gave himself an out by adding that Trump has to make the decision himself. Way to say something without really saying anything, Turtle Man.

Later, McConnell was spotted in the Senate cafeteria having a bite of lunch:

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Jeb Bush Says He Thinks The GOP May No Longer Be Relevant, Blasts Trump

Having fallen far short in his quest for the 2016 GOP nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is now doing what can best be described as a post-mortem on his failed campaign and also blasting Donald Trump for the insensitive tweet the Donald sent out on Cinco de Mayo. In case you forgot, here’s the tweet:

Bush–who is married to a Mexican immigrant–called the posting “insensitive,” and he added:

“First, not all Hispanics are Mexican. Secondly, not all Hispanics eat tacos. Thirdly, showing your sensitivity by eating an American dish is the most insensitive thing you can do. Fourthly, to say this, next to all things he already said, is a further insult. It’s like eating a watermelon and saying ‘I love African-Americans.’”

And as for the GOP, Bush wondered aloud if the party could be relevant in the Age of Trump. The blame for Trump and the damage he may do to the Republican Party, Bush noted, is easy to place:

“This guy. If we lose in November, we Republicans have ourselves to blame.”


Will Bush vote for Trump in November if he does indeed become the GOP nominee? No, but he also indicted that didn’t mean he’d vote for Hillary Clinton, either.

Like most Republicans, Bush also tried to pass some of the blame for Trump along to the media as a way of exonerating himself for being such a terrible candidate:

“Parties no longer stand for anything, but become a vehicle for the ambitions of their leaders. Politics becomes a personality show.

Poor little Jebbie. His feelings are still hurt from the bruising he took this year from Trump. Perhaps if he’d been more aggressive earlier and attacked the Donald head on, he might still be in the running. And now he’s trying to refurbish his own tarnished political reputation.

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