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Herr Fuehrer Trump’s Words and Policies Support the Alt-Right
Herr Fuehrer Trump’s words and policies support the alt-right.
We call him Herr Fuehrer Trump because that is what the alt-right call him.
Herr Fuehrer Trump will lie about his alt-right affiliation, as he lies about everything. The fact remains that by supporting the alt-right Trump is subjecting our country to future devastation by the alt-right, and there is little our communities can do to effectively deal with this scourge of hatred Trump has incited.
Trump’s lukewarm renunciation of the alt-right was reversed on August 15th, 2017. David Duke is calling on Trump to follow through on his promises.
Trump cut the budget for anti-rightwing violence which helps these vile thugs in the alt-right.
The police were convinced that the alt-right had more firepower than they did. How could Trump lie about his so-called “alt-left” being as much to blame as those in his alt-right base?
Trump will have to fire advisors and cabinet members as a result of Trump’s inane remarks which supported neo-Nazis in the alt-right.
Herr Trump’s authoritarian dissemination of misinformation on his propaganda organ, Fox News.
Trump will have to lie about the Russian probe. Maybe GOP leaders will renounce Trump as a result of his plummeting polls due to his allegiance with his neo-Nazi, white supremacist, alt-right base and support his impeachment.
Trump will have to lie about the North Korean crisis. We are so concerned about Trump’s destruction of the US domestically that we are not paying attention to the international crisis he is creating.
Trump will have to lie about how he should be courting China instead of alienating them.
Herr Fuehrer Trump has poor impulse control and all of the stupid remarks he makes jeopardize our country.
Trump won’t attack the alt-right because they voted him in according to David Duke.
The article “Trump reverses course, again blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia violence” states “happened, he held a news conference at which he reverted to an earlier view: that “there is blame on both sides” for what happened.
Trump said the groups protesting against white supremacists were “also very violent.”
He also said that one group on Friday had been “protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee.”
Then he noted that the “alt left” had violently attacked the other side on Saturday.
And he questioned why statues of Confederates needed to come down because of their ties to slavery.”
The article“Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will ‘Fulfill’ Trump’s Promises” states “As the official start of the “Unite the Right” rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of President Donald Trump’s “promises.”
“This represents a turning point for the people of this country,” said Duke in video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. “We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.””
Trump’s lukewarm renunciation of the alt-right was loved by the alt-right and was immediately followed by Trump retweeting alt-right propaganda.
The article “White Nationalists Are Lovin' Trump's Delayed Condemnation Of Hate Groups” states “The two-day delay between the outbreak of violence at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and President Donald Trump’s short remarks Monday calling out the “KKK, neo-Nazis, [and] white supremacists” by name was sharply criticized by his critics and allies alike.
The far-right extremists behind the “Unite The Right” rally, held Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, took notice too.
In delaying an explicit condemnation of hate groups and initially criticizing “many sides” involved in the conflict, these groups said, the President provided political cover and allowed counter-protesters to share blame for the violence, which turned deadly when a man who’d espoused white supremacist views drove his car into the crowd, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 others.
“As he pointed out, there was violence and malice on both sides, and to pretend somehow that there was only violence on one side or hostility on one side, that’s just wrong,” Jared Taylor, head of white nationalist publication American Renaissance, told TPM.”
Trump lies about everything. How can we believe anything from him?
The article “Trump's retweet storm: A Pizzagate conspiracy theorist, a train hitting CNN, and accusations of fascism” states “President Trump started off Tuesday morning by retweeting a number of controversial images and sources – ranging from a known conspiracy theorist to an image depicting violence against the media.
The retweet storm came as critics wondered why Trump's scripted statement denouncing white supremacists for their role in the violence in Charlottesville came 48 hours after his initial remarks chiding "many sides" were criticized as inadequate.
Trump retweeted Jack Posobiec, an alt-right figure who pushed the Pizzagate and Seth Rich conspiracy theories, who questioned why there was no similar outrage over the violence in Chicago.”
Trump cut the budget for dealing with anti-rightwing violence.
The article “Trump cuts funds to fight anti-right wing violence” states “The Trump administration’s decision to cut federal funding for groups fighting right-wing violence has come under new scrutiny following the president's controversial response to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend…..
“It’s a disgrace that Trump is cutting out Countering Violent Extremism funds for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. We know that the domestic terror threat from them is as great as it from Islamic radicals. It’s a very serious situation,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the intelligence project for the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
The Charlottesville police were convinced that the alt-right had more firepower than they did.
The article “Police Brace for More White Nationalist Rallies, but Have Few Options” states “After events in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend showed how much violence white nationalist rallies could provoke, police chiefs from Richmond, Va., to Boston were taking steps to avoid a repeat of a situation in which the police appeared to have little control of the crowd.”
How much firepower did the alt-right have? The article states “But Charlottesville police chief Al Thomas denied that his officers were “intimidated by the firepower of the alt-right.”
Officers began the day in regular uniform. “Once the violence erupted, once the plan was altered, we had to quickly transition our officers into their protective gear,” Chief Thomas said.”
Trump will have to fire advisors and cabinet members as a result of Trump’s inane remarks.
The article “Bannon, Gorka, Miller, and Sessions Must Go. Trump Must Go.” states “Renounce them and remove them: Bannon, Gorka, Miller, Sessions, and Trump. That should be the new mantra of Democrats. None of these pieces of wretched, human detritus belongs in a twenty-first century White House. Demand that people choose: basic human decency or hate and racism. That those are the choices always was clear, and to pretend that it was not is a lie. After Charlottesville, the consequences are clear as well.”
Trump’s authoritarian dissemination of misinformation on his propaganda organ, Fox News and elsewhere.
The August 1, 2017 article “Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale” states “The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.”
The August 7, 2017 article “Fake News? Trump Launches ‘Real News’ Series” states “In the fight against what Trump has decried as "fake news" about him and his administration, his team has launched its own version of events: Taking the president's frequent laments about a lack of media focus on jobs, the stock market and the economy and turning it into a weekly video posted to Facebook focusing on just that.”
The article “How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion” states “Sinclair Broadcast Group is expanding its conservative-leaning television empire into nearly three-quarters of American households — but its aggressive takeover of the airwaves wouldn’t have been possible without help from President Donald Trump's chief at the Federal Communications Commission.
Sinclair, already the nation’s largest TV broadcaster, plans to buy 42 stations from Tribune Media in cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, on top of the more than 170 stations it already owns. It got a critical assist this spring from Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who revived a decades-old regulatory loophole that will keep Sinclair from vastly exceeding federal limits on media ownership.
The change will allow Sinclair — a company known for injecting "must run" conservative segments into its local programming — to reach 72 percent of U.S. households after buying Tribune’s stations. That’s nearly double the congressionally imposed nationwide audience cap of 39 percent. …
The Washington Post in December reported that Sinclair "gave a disproportionate amount of neutral or favorable coverage to Trump during the campaign" while airing negative stories on Hillary Clinton. That followed POLITICO's reporting on a boast by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner that the president's campaign had struck a deal with the broadcast group for better media coverage.”
Trump will have to lie about the Russian probe.
The article “Mueller Plunges Across Trump's Red Line” states “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s has impaneled a grand jury in Washington, The Wall Street Journal reports, in the latest sign his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is moving quickly….
Separately, CNN reported that Mueller’s probe has now expanded well past the 2016 election. “Sources described an investigation that has widened to focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections, alongside the ongoing scrutiny of possible illegal coordination with Russian spy agencies and alleged attempts by President Donald Trump and others to obstruct the FBI investigation,” the report said, adding that investigators were combing through Trump’s business empire.
The CNN report adds detail to earlier reports from The New York Times and Bloomberg that the probe had widened to look at potential financial crimes. Mueller is said to be investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the election, business dealings of Trump and his associates, and whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, asking him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, and other moves.
Trump has threatened Mueller, trying to keep his investigation confined to the election. He suggested in an interview with The New York Timesthat he might fire Mueller if the probe spread too wide. However, Mueller’s commission gives him broad latitude to pursue whatever crimes he comes across. If Trump tried to fire Mueller, it could set up a replay of the 1973 “Saturday Night Massacre,” in which President Richard Nixon fired the Watergate special prosecutor, though only after his attorney general and his deputy both refused to do so and resigned. The incident is known as the beginning of the end for Nixon. Republican senators have warned Trump against firing Mueller, saying it would produce a political catastrophe.”
The article “U.S. Reportedly Intercepted Suspected Russian Agents' Chatter That Manafort Asked for Their Help With Clinton” states “Buried in a long story on CNN Thursday recapping the current state of play in the Russia investigation was a reminder that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is largely out of the spotlight at the moment, may not be for long. Manafort, who had spent years on the political fringes helping dictators and strongmen get elected around the world and then lobbying on their behalf in Washington, came out of nowhere to join the Trump campaign, and then take over the reins when Corey Lewandowski was fired in June 2016.* By that time, unusual communications between the Trump campaign and Russian officials had pinged on U.S. intelligence agencies’ radar. As did Trump’s new right hand man.
In the summer of 2016, US intelligence agencies noticed a spate of curious contacts between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian intelligence, according to current and former US officials briefed on the investigation… CNN has learned that investigators became more suspicious when they turned up intercepted communications that U.S. intelligence agencies collected among suspected Russian operatives discussing their efforts to work with Manafort, who served as campaign chairman for three months, to coordinate information that could damage Hillary Clinton's election prospects, the US officials say. The suspected operatives relayed what they claimed were conversations with Manafort, encouraging help from the Russians.”
That isn’t Manafort’s only problem. The article “FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home” states “FBI agents raided the home in Alexandria, Va., of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, arriving in the pre-dawn hours late last month and seizing documents and other materials related to the special counsel investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The raid, which occurred without warning on July 26, signaled an aggressive new approach by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team in dealing with a key figure in the Russia inquiry. Manafort has been under increasing pressure as the Mueller team looked into his personal finances and his professional career as a highly paid foreign political consultant.”
The article “Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer” states “On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany last month, President Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump’s oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign — a disclosure the advisers knew carried political and potentially legal peril.
The strategy, the advisers agreed, should be for Donald Trump Jr. to release a statement to get ahead of the story. They wanted to be truthful, so their account couldn’t be repudiated later if the full details emerged.
But within hours, at the president’s direction, the plan changed.
Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said that he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016, according to multiple people with knowledge of the deliberations. The statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared an article, emphasized that the subject of the meeting was “not a campaign issue at the time.””
Trump got one of his lawyers, Jay Sekulow, to lie about Trump dictating the statement.
The article “President Trump is now directly implicated in trying to cover up the Russia scandal” relating to this states “So, to put this together: The president of the United States personally wrote a statement about this meeting with the Russians, a statement that everyone involved knew to be false. Going further, he then either lied to his own lawyer about his involvement so that the lawyer would repeat that lie publicly (highly likely) or was candid with his lawyer and persuaded him to lie to the media on his behalf (much less likely).
We all know what the official White House line about this story is going to be: The real problem isn’t what Trump did; it’s the fact that it was leaked! I’m reminded of something the sadly departed Anthony Scaramucci said during his brief tenure as White House communication director: “There are people inside the administration who think it is their job to save America from this president.” He was right — or at the very least, they’re trying to save him from himself….
Let’s return to that scene on Air Force One. A damaging story is breaking, and Trump’s advisers are facing the dilemma many administrations have faced before: How do we deal with it? How much information should we voluntarily reveal? Is there a way to make the story go away that won’t set us up for even more trouble down the road? While they were debating those questions, the one person to whom no one could say no told them how it was going to be: They were going to lie. And as is so often the case with Trump, the lie was quickly revealed for what it was.
I promise you, the substantial number of people involved in that discussion were profoundly uncomfortable with Trump’s instructions. For a political flack, nothing inspires more dread than putting out a story that you know is bogus and that you don’t think will hold up.
Their fears were inevitably realized, and now the Russia scandal has reached all the way to the president himself. Something tells me there’s more to come.”
FBI agents are going to testify against Trump. Who is going to be believed, them or Trump? The article “Exclusive: top FBI officials could testify against Trump” states “Shortly after the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in May, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told several of the highest-ranking managers of the bureau they should consider themselves possible witnesses in any investigation into whether President Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice, according to two senior federal law enforcement officials…
Including Comey, as many as 10, and possibly more, of the nation’s most senior law enforcement officials are likely to be questioned as part of the investigation into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice, according to two government investigators with firsthand knowledge of the matter. Comey’s notes on his conversations could also be used as evidence, according to many reports.”
Trump didn’t know it, but during one of his bullying phone calls to Comey, another agent was listening—which is just one example of the evidence being amassed against Trump. The article states “And in at least one previously unreported instance — that of a phone conversation between the president and Comey, during which Trump pressed Comey to say that Trump wasn’t personally under investigation — Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff, was present for the entirety of the phone call.
Trump had unexpectedly called Comey while Comey was in a meeting with Rybicki. As Trump and the then-FBI director spoke, Rybicki stayed put and listened to the entirety of Comey’s side of the conversation, according to Comey’s testimony to Congress and a senior federal law enforcement official.”
Trump will have to lie about the North Korean crisis.
The article “Ignore Our Crazy President, U.S. Government Tells North Korea” states “President Trump brought the United States and North Korea to the precipice of war by warning that any further threats would be met with a nuclear attack. (“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”) North Korea proceeded to test this warning by immediately issuing a new threat, to attack Guam. This forced the United States into the unenviable position of either instigating a massive war with horrific casualties or surrendering its credibility. The administration has wisely chosen Option B.
“Don’t read too much into it,” sources tell Politico’s Josh Dawsey. The New York Times has much more detail. Trump improvised his threat without advance consultation with his advisers, none of whom support it. The paper he was holding when he made the statement was about the opioid crisis. Trump “was in a bellicose mood” when he made the statement, due to a Washington Post report that morning about North Korea having miniaturized a nuclear warhead.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis have issued more normal-sounding statements intended to supersede the president’s improvised one. (Mattis’s statement redraws the red line, threatening reprisal in return for North Korean actions, rather than threats.) The message of this cleanup is that Trump’s statements do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. government – a reality most American political elites in both parties already recognize, but which needs to be made clear to other countries that are unaccustomed to treating their head of state like a random Twitter troll.
It is humiliating for the world’s greatest superpower to disregard its president as a weird old man who wanders in front of microphones spouting off unpredictably and without consequence. But at this point, respect for Trump’s capabilities is a horse that’s already fled the barn. New chief of staff John Kelly has supposedly instilled military-style order and message discipline into the administration, but Trump is unteachable. Minimizing the havoc means getting everybody to pretend Trump isn’t really president.”
Trump will have to lie about how he should be courting China instead of alienating them.
The article “Trump opens door to investigating China's 'theft' of U.S. intellectual property” states “President Trump on Monday will start a process that could lead to action against China, which has been accused of stealing American businesses' intellectual property, even as he seeks Beijing's help against nuclear threats from North Korea.
Several administration officials outlined the highly preliminary trade action to reporters Saturday, suggesting — contrary to Trump's own statements — that trade policy toward China is divorced from any national security concern, including North Korea.
As recently as Thursday, the president volunteered a connection between the two, and not for the first time, in remarks to reporters about his weeklong nuclear standoff with North Korea. Trump suggested that if China helped rein in North Korea, which is reliant on Beijing's economic and security aid, he could lighten up on his attacks on Chinese trade practices, which were a mainstay of his election campaign…
The officials would not confirm reports that the trade action Trump plans to initiate on Monday had been delayed more than a week, until the administration secured China's support last week to win a unanimous vote in the U.N. Security Council for imposing new sanctions on North Korea”
Why did they delay this until after they got China’s U.N. Security Council agreement if they didn’t think this would alienate China?
Herr Fuehrer Trump has poor impulse control and all of the stupid remarks he makes jeopardize our country.
Trump’s support of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville could tear our country asunder.
Trump lies about everything and is going to brainwash his followers with all propaganda organs he has available.
Trump is feeling the heat of the Russian probe and who knows what he is capable of doing if he feels he will be impeached?
Trump’s confrontation with Kim Jong-un could lead to a war on the Korean Peninsula. At a time when he should be courting China as an ally to combat North Korea, Trump is alienating the Chinese.
Trump realizes his stupid 33% base loves his repugnant remarks, and he will do anything to maintain their adulation, so we will have more of them to endure.