Trump starts a twitter war of words with Mexico then insults and threatens their President, who promptly cancels his state visit to the US. Hooray for diplomacy! Let’s see how many fights we can pick with everyone around the world. And true to Trump’s fragile ego, he said it was mutual agreement that the visit was cancelled. What a weasel. We have all known or had to work around scoundrels like Trump in our business and personal lives.
The administration floats a 20% tax on imports to pay for the border wall. Who do they think pays that tax? It’s us, the consumer. The Press Secretary lies again for the President by asserting Trump never said Mexico would pay for the wall.
Steve Bannon rails against the free press saying they should “keep their mouth shut.” Yes, this is a real patriot who believes in democracy and the constitution. Felony charges were filed against journalists covering the march on Washington. News media from around the world report on the sharp deterioration of press freedom in the US. A MSNBC report reveals that Trump has appointed two political hacks and bloggers to run the venerable Voice of America, long respected around the world when it was governed by a balanced board, not a partisan CEO. We can see where this is going and that Trump will now have is very own global media channel of propaganda in addition to Fox News domestically.
More talk about restricting Syrian refugees from entering into the U.S. and further crackdown on immigrants. The last Republican President so totally broke the stability of the Middle East which created the fertile ground for ISIS and civil wars to breed. It’s a respectable conservative value that you take responsibility for cleaning up the mess you make, which shows that these are not real conservatives much less real Christians. They are charlatans.
More information comes out that federal agencies like the EPA are being muzzled. References to climate change are removed from federal government websites. Private organizations are busy backing up data that currently exists, fearing that it will also soon be purged.
Can there be any doubt where this all is heading? A man with the deranged ego and temperament of Trump will find, create, manifest, or project the conflict and tragedy that he thinks will require someone like himself to save us all….all so he is redeemed, worshipped, and adored. It is all so predictable. George Orwell’s 1984 is once again a best seller.
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