I think the President is better off spending his time more productively by tending to his own garden .
With the homicidal carnage that occurs in the largest American cities when compared with London in any one day, perhaps the President should think before he opens his mouth?
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-lond … 50135.html
To February of this year, approximately 74,600 Americans have lost their lives to gun violence during Trump's term.
Does he take responsibility for that stat, as he expects Khan to take responsibility for the stabbings in London?
Hmm. Mayor of a city, vs president of a country. I would think the closer you are to the problem, the more responsible you would be to solve the problem.
Not implying that the mayor is responsible for that problem, or that some cities in America do not have problems with violence, but your statement lacked reason.
I think it is reasonable to say that the man with the most ability to control the most lethal weapons in your country would rather not take responsibility for anything much at all.
Many of those deaths are suicides, by the way. 6000 suicides a year are veterans.
When so many are set up to despair. You need to look to the man who claims he is in control.
Well, maybe it's a difference of governmental styles. We in America don't let one person play dictator. Maybe it's different where you are?
If Trump tried to 'take responsibility' for gun control we'd be up in arms about the second amendment. Primarily because he is not the one in the greatest position of power to enact control. Maybe our separation of powers is a foreign concept to you.
So, any sad statistics we see can only be addressed at the local level. Maybe a federal push to provide help to those local officials but the federal government is not the resource for the outreach programs needed. One size does not fit all.
So Trump isn't good for much in the real world, lol?
Anyway, a copy and paste:
Federal gun laws in the United States regulate the manufacture, trade, possession, transfer, record keeping, transport, and destruction of firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories. They are enforced by state agencies and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation etc etc.
Federal gun laws. Federal laws. Laws. The executive branch is not responsible for creating laws.
Don't get me started on the ineptitude of Veteran's Affairs but, in Trump's defense, that department has been a joke for many decades.
"The executive branch is not responsible for creating laws."
But Congress is, and that is not a local body.
Those laws can be vetoed by the executive.
The Supreme Court has blocked local attempts to curb gun violence through restrictions on gun ownership and sales.
You are right - Washington dictates. Not Trump; Washington.
And that is the job of the Supreme Court; to deny local (or Washington) attempts to ignore and/or violate the highest law of the land. Is that not similar to where you live - that there is a "highest" court that concerns itself with the legality of local laws and ensures that they follow the law of the land?
Will, we both know that he wouldn't........
Trump is well known for taking things personally and tapping the keys while Twitter is open more than is advisable. I see his comments about the mayor little different from other cringe worthy missteps he's made.
L to L, this was just another one of those dumb moments of the sort that continues to subject him to further criticism
Well,if you hate that do us all a favor and make sure Biden doesn't take the democratic nomination. If he does we are guaranteed of 4 more years of it, no matter which way the vote goes in 2020.
Trump attacks anyone who deflates his ego. It has nothing to do with what is happening in London. It has everything to do with the fact that the mayor of London and about 95% of Brits loathe and detest Donald Trump.
The Brits don't care what Trump thinks of them. They have too little respect for him. Trump is backing the minority in the UK.
I don't know how it is going to play out because, in the UK, just as in the US, there is too much power vested in too few hands, and those hands are not only incompetent but on the dark side.
I wonder how he has managed to earn so much disapproval? Conservatives like to link the dislike of Trump to a perceived Socialist stance taken by Europe relative to the U.S. they have plenty of excuses. There is something wrong when an American President can be so unpopular with so many.
We here are fighting the idea of too much power in too few hands and Trump,while claiming to be the solution, is in actuality no more helpful than the proverbial fox guarding the chicken house. A more progressive Left in this country must and will prevail.
I can answer your question as to how Trump has managed to earn so much disapproval (hatred and anger) from Brits.
From 2015 onwards, Trump has repeatedly made false claims in his tweets about Muslims in Britain (and Europe). The false claims he frequently re-tweets (which angers the British Public) includes:-
• “The entire city of Birmingham is a no-go zone, and Paris go in fear of their lives because entire areas of their cities are controlled by radicalised Islamists.”
• “Birmingham is a totally Muslim city”.
• "Places in London and other places are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives."
• “That parts of London are 'no-go areas' because of the numbers of Islamic extremists”
Also, Trump’s constant personal attacks on Sadiq Khan, continues to anger the British further.
And, in 2017 Trump re-tweeted three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos (all of which were fake videos) from a British far-right group. That tweet was so offensive that even Theresa May was infuriated as shown in the short video clip below:-
Trump Angers UK With anti-Muslim retweets: https://youtu.be/nfWzZuoEYVQ
I remember the instance mentioned in your last paragraph, it would be no different that Theresa May associating herself with the KuKluxKlan here in America, a association totally inappropriate for a world leader. I was furious with Trump over it.
Perhaps you recall an instance in either Ireland or Scotland where Trump was interfering with public works complaining that biomass windmill construction was spoiling the view from a golf course he owns there. The sheer gall of this man POed residents in a big way.
That was in Scotland. He even had the water for a farm cut off because the farmer pissed him off. Ask the people who live there wat a cretin he is. I believe we have a hubber here who can attest to this.
Thanks for the clarification, Randy. America's greatest ambassador at work? I know that there is more.
There's a video called "Trumped" which details what the people went through to try and keep his golf course from being constructed. The locals voted against the course in great numbers, but despite their efforts, the govt officials overrode the popular vote. Ergo, Trump bought them off...
In such a scenario my reaction would be to work to change, and protest against a corrupt government. Not lay the blame on the foreigner who showed up and worked within the confines of that corrupt government.
It's good you can predict what you'd do in their situation, LTL.
A lot more reasonable that claiming that Trump bribed officials to get what he wanted, for no more reason that you don't like him. "Ergo, Trump bought them off..."
(I might mention that Costco has announced plans to build a store near me...and that hundreds of nearby residents have screamed to high heaven over it. NIMBY is alive and well, but government, and the law, is required to consider more than their wishes.)
I certainly hope, by your age, you could do the same.
Yep, I remember the incident you mentioned about the Golf Course in Scotland very well. Another example, from a long list of actions and rhetoric from Trump (including his Mexican wall), where Trump manages to upset the British Public.
Not least of all, Trump unilaterally pulling out of the Paris Agreement, another action of his which has riled millions of Brits.
In two simple words 'Racial Prejudice' i.e. Sadiq Khan is a Muslim; and we all know how much Trump hates Muslims. Need I say more!
LOL. I love how the simplest and most obvious answers take a back seat to identity politics.
Hi, Arthur, that thought has crossed my mind. After all, this was the guy who attacked Barack Obama's citizenship while he was the President. It was a cheap and tawdry stunt and to this day I don't forgive him for it.
Also, it hasn’t gone unnoticed in Britain that Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary (a Muslim) was snubbed from attending the lavish state banquet in honour of Donald Trump during his recent visit.
The Home Secretary being one of the four most senior posts in British Government. The other three most senior Government posts being the ‘Prime Minister’, ‘Foreign Secretary’ and the ‘Chancellor’; all of whom were invited, except Sajid Javid.
It is a main theme for me, people like Trump prefer to subvert the will of the many in exchange for a quantity of dollars and crass influence on those officials willing to be bought.
Just the sort of thing we need to raise the alarm about in society, generally.
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