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Robert Reich Warns: Trump Wants To Distract Us From These Stories With His ‘Gutter Tweets’

While much of the news from the White House has revolved around President Trump’s endless tweets of vile sexism and violence aimed at members of the news media, former Labor Secretary under President Clinton, Robert Reich, is warning that the real intent of Trump’s social media spasms might just be to divert attention from other stories. For example:

Trumpcare Is Stalled In the Senate:

Reich writes on Facebook:

“The details of the bill were even too much for Republicans to stomach. When Mitch McConnell finally released his version of the bill from behind closed doors, many Republicans balked at the deep cuts to Medicaid. Estimates released on Monday by the Congressional Budget Office that 22 million Americans would lose coverage under the proposal only furthered doubts.”

The So-Called “Voter Fraud” Commission Faces Stiff Opposition From the States:

While Trump wants to try and pretend that he seeks to investigate voter fraud, Reich reminds us of the real intent:

“Trump’s commission to investigate his trumped-up claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election requested states turn over personal information about everyone who has voted since 2006 — names, addresses, birthdates, political party, criminal history, and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers,. The request came from commission co-chair Kris Kobach, the secretary of state in Kansas and a fervent believer that voter fraud is widespread despite decades of evidence to the contrary. Democratic and Republican election officials in nearly 30 states have already pushed back, questioning the legality of the request.”

The Wall Street Journal May Have Uncovered the “Smoking Gun” In the Russia Investigation:

“Last fall, Republican financier Peter W. Smith assembled a team of computer experts to contact hackers connected with the Russian government, in order to get emails Smith believed had been hacked from Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to the Wall Street Journal. Smith told multiple people he was working with Trump campaign adviser Michael Flynn.”

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

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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