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  # 2115952 29-Oct-2018 11:04
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The doofus has a problem with "9/11".

 

At the time, he's on record apparently boasting that the WTC collapse left him with the "tallest building in the district".  Because that's the way his sick mind works.

 

Now he's arguing that anti-semitic terror attack doesn't justify any action by him to change his schedule of rallies, because in the aftermath of 9/11, "Wall Street was open and running the very next day".  Except it wasn't - there was a trading halt on Wall St for a week.

 

 


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  # 2115953 29-Oct-2018 11:07
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He lies. All the time. We all know this. And sick people follow or enable him. Greedy people. Racists and bigots.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2115987 29-Oct-2018 11:23
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freitasm:

 

He lies. All the time. We all know this. And sick people follow or enable him. Greedy people. Racists and bigots.

 

 

...and terrorists.


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  # 2115989 29-Oct-2018 11:25
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Oh yes, white terrorists. But in America only brown people are terrorist. Others are "freedom fighters". They kill gay people, jews, students, immigrants. And yet Trump says immigrants are the cause of all ill...





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  # 2116140 29-Oct-2018 13:05
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gzt: The killer Bowers's media posts indicate he believed Trump was only pretending to be racist.

 

The Washington Post - How much responsibility does Trump bear for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh?

 


In the hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, President Trump’s allies were at pains to point out that Robert D. Bowers, the alleged shooter, was in fact anti-Trump.

Never mind that the Bowers disliked Trump because he felt he was too soft on “the k--- infestation,” he wrote online, using a slur for Jews.

 

But to the president’s defenders, this was a hopeful moment, one they could use to separate Trump from the carnage at Tree of Life.

There was an important difference between “a shooter who hates Trump,” wrote conservative writer David French, and the man who loved Trump who sent Trump’s critics all those pipe bombs.

 

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt pointed out that anti-Semitism “transcends the left/right divide.”  In these defenders’ minds, this absolves Trump of any guilt.

 

It doesn’t....

 

In fact, Trump had so much to say about the Jews that his Jewish son-in-law has had to publicly defend him as “not an anti-Semite.”





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  # 2116186 29-Oct-2018 13:22
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I do not support present or past policies of the Israeli government, which I think are wrong and unjust, but I can muster a bit of understanding for where they come from. Anyone with even a tiny trace of intelligence and the faintest passing knowledge of history cannot escape the understanding that the Jewish people are the most persecuted in the history of mankind. I find it utterly incredible that this crazy crap is still going on after 2,000 years. 

 

 





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  # 2116202 29-Oct-2018 13:34
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Trump says what he likes.

 

Here's what the (Republican) House Majority Leader had pinned at the top of his twitter posts - which he removed after the terrorist murders:

 

 

Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg are of course all jews, this tweet just affirming the conspiracy theory - that jewish liberal "globalists" are trying to undermine US democracy.  There are plenty of people who'd love to see the end of Trumpism.

 

Trump having Kushner as a son in law is irrelevant.  Trump's a serial racist too, but that doesn't stop him from heaping praise on any black celebrity who endorses him. It's not anti-semitism in his world, if you just hate "bad" jews.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2116442 29-Oct-2018 18:35
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The Washington Post - Right-wing terror and Trump’s nativism

 

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At what point can an ideology be blamed for violence? After a horrific mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, President Trump’s supporters seemed to say - never.

 

They denied any link between the White House’s persistent, polarizing rhetoric and the slaughter that took place.

 

They scoffed at claims that Trump’s demagoguery - replete with white-nationalist themes that critics have long cited as anti-Semitic in effect, if not intent - played a role in what was the most deadly act of anti-Semitic violence in American history.

 

“People on both sides of the aisle use strong language about our political differences,” said Vice President Pence in an interview Saturday. “But I just don’t think you can connect it to threats or acts of violence.”

 

But the White House cannot easily wave away its own responsibility for the anger roiling the nation.

 

“Culpability is a tricky thing, and politicians, especially of the demagogic variety, know this very well. Unless they go as far as organized, documented, state-implemented slaughter, they don’t give specific directions,” wrote Julia Ioffe in a column for The Washington Post.

 

“They don’t have to. They simply set the tone. In the end, someone else does the dirty work, and they never have to lift a finger - let alone stain it with blood.” ...

 

“Ordinarily, a politician cannot be held responsible for the actions of a deranged follower,” wrote the Atlantic’s Adam Serwer. But, Serwer observed, Trump is no ordinary politician.

 

He has winked encouragement to neo-Nazis, spread dangerous conspiracy theories about ethnic minorities and political opponents, and at times even goaded supporters toward what could be described as vigilante violence.

 

Ordinarily, presidents do not blatantly exploit their authority in an effort to terrify white Americans into voting for their party,” wrote Serwer. “Trump did everything he could to fan the flames, and nothing to restrain those who might take him at his word.”

 

 





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  # 2117052 30-Oct-2018 19:20
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The Washington Post - Hasn’t Trump suffered enough?

 

 

Eleven Jews are dead in Pittsburgh, gunned down during Shabbat services allegedly by a man who shared President Trump’s paranoia about a migrant caravan. Pipe bombs were sent to more than a dozen of Trump’s favorite political targets, including the homes of two former presidents, Democratic leaders and CNN.

 

But let us not lose sight of the real victim here: Donald Trump.

 

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hadn’t given a briefing in nearly a month, so she had a lot of time to build up grievances before Monday afternoon’s session. She emerged half an hour late with a scowl, and read a written statement containing the requisite denunciations of the attack in Pittsburgh and affirmations of Trump’s affection for Jews.

 

But when the questioning got going, it became clear that she was rather less animated by the pipe bombs and the synagogue massacre than by perceived attacks on Trump by the media.

 

“The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts,” she began. “That is outrageous.”

 

So unfair!

 

She informed Jim Acosta of CNN, to which three pipe bombs were addressed: “It’s irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president - not just blame the resident, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts. I think that is outrageous, and I think it’s irresponsible.”

 

And cruel!

 

The Pittsburgh killings and the pipe bombs are not the first time the president has been so viciously victimized. “No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly,” he said last year.

 

And that was before he was victimized by the very ungrateful people of Puerto Rico after his heroic response to the hurricane there.

 

But at times such as these, particularly, all of our hearts go out to Trump. ...

 

 





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  # 2117439 31-Oct-2018 14:47
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CNN - Trump thinks whatever he says is law

 

 

Washington (CNN)  President Donald Trump is tearing through constitutional norms again with his suggestion that he can remove the right to citizenship for children born in the United States of undocumented immigrants.

 

Even if this idea goes nowhere - and it is likely to go nowhere - the Constitution's 14th Amendment 150 years ago conferred automatic citizenship to anyone born in the US, and the Supreme Court has upheld that birthright - the latest assertion reinforces a singular Trump message:

 

The law is what he says it is.

 

Trump has declared people innocent or guilty, based on his personal views. He has derided US judges for decisions with which he disagrees. He has swatted away fundamental notions of due process by calling for the death penalty of people before they were even formally tried in court.

 

Now he appears to want to rewrite the Constitution with the stroke of his pen.

 

His targets have often been racial minorities and immigrants. Last May, the President suggested that immigrants at the border could be summarily deported without the usual hearings to determine if they deserved asylum or were US citizens wrongly apprehended.

 

He said in an Axios interview made public on Tuesday that he intends to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship of children born in the US to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants.

 

That flatly conflicts with the 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868 after the Civil War, that granted citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States."

 

 





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  # 2117504 31-Oct-2018 18:04
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The weirdest love affair in American politics seems to be in some trouble:

 

 

 

 

There's a vacancy in Trump's "friend list" for a popular black person, to take over from Kanye.


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  # 2117665 1-Nov-2018 08:36
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That Kanye-Trump love affair didn't last long! 

 

Also good to see Pittsburgh people telling Trump to bugger off.


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  # 2117668 1-Nov-2018 08:52
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Reading about "the caravan" and how useless is to send the Army to the border. First because by law the Army can't do policing work withing the USA - and obviously they can't get into the Mexican territory to do it either. Second because the caravan is still thousands of kms away. Also because most "caravans" so far always stopped at the designated entry port so people could lawfully apply for asylum, instead of the image of "people running into America" Trump is seeding  Obviously all for show and to divert from the election by pushing the "immigrants bad" agenda.





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  # 2118200 2-Nov-2018 08:23
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Trump says he "wouldn't be surprised" if George Soros is funding "the caravan".

 

 

As he left the White House, Trump was asked whether he thinks somebody is funding the migrant caravan that is slowly making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. border.

 

“I wouldn’t be surprised, yeah. I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump responded.

 

Asked whether the funder could be Soros, Trump said: “I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes.”

 

 

A lot of people is either 4Chan/Infowars, or voices in the President's head.

 

(possibly saying "don't upset anti-semites - they vote for me)".

 

 


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