Donald Trump and His Propaganda Arm Fox News

The Fox News Network stopped using the “fair and balanced” tagline a while back, a tacit admission that as the propaganda arm of the White House it’s neither fair or balanced.

The prime time opinion hosts of the conservative network (Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham) resemble Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, more than they do objective analysts. Only a Trump cultist would be satisfied by the reporting and commentary offered by Fox News.

Trump enjoys a symbiotic relationship with his favorite news network. He praises his favorite Fox News personalities on Twitter, and grants interviews to Fox News on a regular basis while shunning the broadcast TV news programs and CNN and MSNBC, and it return he expects glowing coverage. To sum it up he generates ratings for Fox News and in return they treat him like the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan.

Make no mistake about it, Trump views Fox News as the media arm of his White House, and he throws a tantrum whenever the network provides air time to any of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

The mutually beneficial relationship between Trump and Fox News has become strained after Fox hosted town hall meetings for Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete. After Sanders got the town hall treatment from Fox Trump tweeted:

“So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews. Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the ‘audience’ was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?”

Notice the use of the word “we”, Trump views Fox News as an integral part of his reelection campaign.

And after the Mayor Pete town hall aired on Fox News, Trump tweeted:

Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in.”

He also referred to the South Bend, Indiana, mayor again as longtime Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman. When Trump is frustrated he reverts to using childish nicknames to refer to his political opponents.

I hope the head honchos at Fox News will have an epiphany and realize that their cozy relationship with Trump is destroying their credibility and enabling a tyrant.

Oh for the old days when Fox News could get away with semi-plausibly using the slogan “Fair and Balanced.”

White Evangelical Hypocrites Aren’t Bothered When Trump Curses

It’s not surprising that a functional illiterate like Donald Trump has a penchant for using 4-letter words, you don’t have to consult a thesaurus when the stable genius is delivering a stump speech. Any middle school student can understand his speeches and appreciates his frequent use of profane language.

By all accounts Trump curses like a sailor on crack in private, and in public he can’t help himself from uttering obscenities, but lately his use of coarse language in public has increased, especially the use of “bullshit.”

During a recent speech to the National Association of Realtors in which Trump denied being in conflict with his advisers over Iran, he accused the media of making up sources for its reporting.

“There is no source, the person doesn’t exist, the person’s not alive. It’s bullshit, OK. It’s bullshit.”

The use of the swearword wasn’t s slip of the tongue, he repeated the epithet twice for emphasis.

There hasn’t been any outrage over Trump’s predilection for cursing from Republican leaders, even from ones who make a fetish out of “family values”.

Let me call bullshit on the hypocrisy of the GOP, can you imagine the outrage if President Barack Obama has uttered just one “bullshit” during a speech? The Republicans would have been all over him like white on rice; they would have accused him of demeaning the presidency and moral depravity. There would have been racially-tinged condemnations galore. I can imagine a Republican blowhard saying that you can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boy, even though Obama has never lived in the inner city.

I call bullshit on the evangelicals condemnations of the corruption that they say emanates from Hollywood! Until they condemn their Orange Messiah for the filth that spews from his mouth, they can shut the fuc* up.

Does Trump Use a Sophisticated Algorithm Software to Generate His Tweets?

Donald Trump’s tweets are bonkers, to use a psychological word. I can hear a chorus of “no shit” from my progressive readers.

But what if dementia or vanity aren’t responsible for Trump’s incoherent tweets? Bear with me now, what if the stable genius employs a sophisticated algorithm software to generate his tweets?

The fuc*ing moron types a message on his favorite social media platform that’s somewhat coherent and semi-logical, and then the app turns it into a typical Trumpian tweet that freezes your brain and deadens your soul.

The funky algorithm randomly capitalizes words, invents new words (covfefe), fractures the syntax and misspells words. The source code must have been written by a racist, because there’s usually at least a tinge of racism in Trump’s tweets.

You may be thinking: your wacky theory may be correct, but why would the short-fingered vulgarian use such an app?

Why you ask? Perhaps there’s method to Trump’s madness, and there is as much Machiavellian trickery as there is buffoonery at work. Trump intends to leave his critics in a perpetual state of confusion so they will be incapable of adequately countering his nefarious policies.

Congratulations Donald Trump: 10,000 Lies and Counting

The Post’s Fact Checker database has been updated with President Trump’s weekend remarks. He has surpassed 10,000 false claims during his presidency. https://wapo.st/2ZRGM3U

The Washington Post

Congrats, #DerangedDonald!! An amazing accomplishment!! No one but you could have achieved this. Not just the number. Covering all topics, never shying from even the most brazen, disprovable lies, you’ve even managed to tell multiple lies on same subject, lying even about lying!!

George Conway

White House spokesperson and liar extraordinaire Kellyanne Conway’s truth-telling husband.

I’ve written several essays about Trump’s predilection for telling lies, but I can’t allow Trump’s monumental achievement to pass without reminding everyone that this is not normal, and it’s incumbent upon us to call him out every time he lies.

Trump’s fabrications have a snowball effect, he’s personally told over 10,000 falsehoods, and his aides have told 100,000 more to spin, explain and justify his deceptions. Trump’s followers have told millions in defense of their Savior. The biggest whopper is the one they tell to themselves, namely that Trump has been anointed by God to Make America Great Again.

George Conway isn’t afraid to speak truth to power and criticize Trump for his prodigious ability to spit out lies at a rapid fire pace, even though he is married to one of the president’s most trusted aides.

There are less than a handful of Republican leaders with the courage and integrity to call out Trump on his lies, therefore it falls upon reporters, bloggers and voters to blast him every time he lies.

Memo to Mike Pence: Respect Separation Between Church and State

Vice President Mike Pence shared that he and his wife, Karen, are joining “Christians everywhere in remembering the sacrifice made for us on the Cross.”

Pence tweeted from the Book of Isaiah in the Bible, verse 53:5: “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”

“. . .I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

Thomas Jefferson

Christianity may be the predominant religion in America, but the United States is a secular democracy and elected officials should refrain from mentioning God, let alone sermonize in their public utterances.

Declaring that Jesus Christ died for our sins is not an inherently offensive message, and I rejoice when ministers proclaim the Good News to their parishioners.

But when Mike Pence preaches the Gospel in an official capacity it is patently offensive to Muslims, Jews, atheists and everyone, including Christians, who believe that there should be a wall of separation between church and state.  

It is especially jarring to hear Pence proselytize for the evangelical faith when he is the chief enabler and supporter of the most godless person to ever sit in the Oval Office.

Whenever I hear Pence act all sanctimonious I say to myself: STFU! You embrace and gaze adoringly at a man who embodies the spirt of the Antichrist.

There is a special place reserved in hell for the likes of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Fat Liar

Trump’s Chief Liar

Here’s the White House press secretary in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on why Donald Trump won’t be releasing his tax returns:

“This is all about political partisanship. This is a dangerous, dangerous road and frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be. My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes, and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the President has and determine anything.”

Sanders assertion that Trump hasn’t released his tax returns because Congress is too stupid to understand his complicated tax returns is patently ridiculous. Congress—and in particular, the House of Representatives—is invested with the “power of the purse,” the ability to tax and spend trillions in public money for the national government.”

There are more lawyers, ex-accountants and ex-law professors in Congress than you can shake a stick at, Congress is supremely qualified to examine Trump’s tax returns.

Trump isn’t worried about Congress looking through his decades of alleged success, but his decades of corruption and shady business transactions with foreign entities and local mafia crime families.

Bottom line: Trump taxes are perpetually under audit, and even if they were he could authorize the IRS to immediately release his tax returns. Trump isn’t releasing his taxes because he’s under audit or because Congress is too stupid to look through the, he’s afraid that releasing them will expose his financial corruption.

I just hope that a federal judge will force him to release his tax returns before the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump Spends Good Friday Tweeting about Circle Jerks

How did the evangelical hero, Donald Trump, spend Good Friday? Did he meditate on the resurrection of Jesus Christ as an inspiration for his own spiritual rebirth in the wake of the publication of the redacted version of the Mueller Report that painted a damning picture of the mendacity, corruption and pettiness that’s endemic in his administration? Obviously that’s a rhetorical question,

Trump is as introspective as a steaming hot pile of dog feces. Trump spent Good Friday indulging in his favorite hobbies, golfing and tweeting. Let’s examine Trump’s holiday tweets:

.agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened.

Leaving aside the use of an expletive at a time of the year when a Christian’s speech should be more circumspect than usual, Trump’s tweet is well, bullshit. The Mueller probe wasn’t illegally started, it wasn’t a hoax, and it wasn’t total bullshit.

This is why nobody but the @DNC circle jerk takes this seriously anymore.  That front page is a disgrace but in its disgrace, many wake up. Thank God for @realDonaldTrump for waking millions of Americans up to the truth about the @washingtonpost

This is a tweet the stable genius retweeted by some unknown Trump sycophant named Scott Atkins. I don’t have to explain to white evangelicals the meaning of a circle jerk, their church services resemble a circle jerk where everyone climaxes over the magnificence of Donald J. Trump. Although a more fitting tribute to Trump would be a golden showers orgy.

But to those who aren’t as morally corrupt as evangelicals, I may have to explain that “circle jerk” means mutual masturbation among three or more individuals.

I wish white evangelicals a blessed Happy Easter, may they attain the highest level of spirituality in their circle jerks and golden showers orgies!

Donald Trump is Like a Divorced Dad Who Lets the Kids Watch Pornhub Videos and Smoke Weed

“In an interview in London for her new memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a stinging assessment of the state of American politics and, specifically, of President Donald Trump. Said Obama:

`We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled. Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.`”

CNN

There is more than a kernel of truth to Obama`s assessment of Trump, he`s like a divorced dad who gets the kids on weekends. He employs a laissez-faire approach to child-rearing to contrast with his ex-wife`s more authoritarian style. He`s the fun parent who lets the kids stay up past midnight, play video games instead of doing their homework and eat junk food.

The short-fingered vulagarian`s penchant for sprinkling his speeches with obscenities has given a green light to children, politicians and journalists to use four-letter words instead of socially-acceptable euphemisms.

Most Americans are disgusted with Trump`s impulsive, freewheeling personality, but his base is enthralled by his antics and shenanigans.

There is no subtly or nuance in Trump`s rhetoric, he doesn`t employ dog whistles to communicate his racism, bigotry and xenophobia. He openly and emphatically declares his hatred of Muslims, Mexican immigrants and gays and lesbians, and he has emboldened his supporters to display unfathomable acts of racism.

Trump profligately flings red meat to his follower at campaign rallies, and full of this poisonous meal they vomit their racism and hatred at minorities and immigrants.

Trump is the divorced dad from the pit of hell, but his evangelical base treats him like a Messiah. Screw Trump and his bastard children, I can`t wait until 2020 when we come to our senses, kick Trump to the curb and elect a responsible and sane president.

Read More:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/politics/michelle-obama-donald-trump/index.html

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Donald Trump Wondered Why George Washington Didn’t Name Mount Vernon After Himself

“Last April, when President Donald Trump cast his gaze around Mount Vernon during a state visit with French President Emmanuel Macron, he had one big question about the Virginia mansion of the founding father: Why didn`t George Washington name the place after himself?

“You`ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you,” Trump said, according to a story in Politico this week.

CITYLAB

When Trump toured the Mount Vernon estate with French President Emmanuel Macron he didn`t bask in the historical significance or marvel at the architectural brilliance of the mansion. The only thing on his mind was: Why didn`t George Washington name the place after himself?

Trump may not know squat about history, architecture, and foreign and domestic policies, but he is a master at branding. Before he got into politics and he was a real estate developer the “Trump” brand had mystique and panache, and the rich and powerful paid good money to buy a condo or an apartment in Trump-branded property.

But since he has become president and he`s exposed his bigotry, racism, ignorance, vindictiveness and pettiness to the whole world, the Trump name has lost its luster, to say the least.

Washington`s legacy is secure, he may not have named Mount Vernon after himself, but there are hundreds, if not thousands, of schools, libraries, and public and government buildings named after him. When Trump leaves office, I doubt if there will be more than a handful of schools and other buildings named after him.

Read More:

https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/04/trump-mount-vernon-george-washington-macron-visit-dinner/586927/

Donald Trump is Suffering From Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

Geezer-in-Chief

When your dad develops early signs of dementia, and you notice a marked deterioration in his verbal dexterity due to cognitive decline, you gently persuade him to make an appointment with a neurologist.

If he develops full-blown symtpoms of Alzheimer`s disease, instead of denying reality you take him to the doctor to be evaluated for his cognitive health because you love and care about him.

I`m not a doctor and I don`t play one on TV, although I did play a doctor with the neighborhood girls when I was a little boy, but that`s a story for another time. But when my father`s neurological health got so bad that he was calling his local bank branch every five minutes to check on his balance, and checking the mailbox for his mail every few minutes, even after the mailman had already delivered his mail, I knew he was suffering from Alzheimer`s disease.

We all accept the inevitability that our parents will grow old and die, and that sometimes life plays a cruel trick and robs them of their mental facilities before they pass on.

But what do we do when our septuagenarian president`s cognitive deficits seem worse by the day? Memory loss is a symptom closely associated with Alzheimer`s and Trump famously called his wife Melanie and CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple.” Trump recently said that his Bronx-born father was born in Germany, the stable genius is clearly losing his marbles.

There`s mountains of evidence that Trump is morally, intellectually and knowledge-wise unfit to be president, but now there`s also irrefutable proof that he`s mentally unfit.

Trump`s physicians declare that their morbidly obese patient who eats fasts food and never exercises is in perfect physical health, so we should take it with a grain of salt when the say that he`s in sound mental health.

The American public should demand that Trump be given a full neuropsychological evaluation by independent physicians and share the results with the world.

Forget the Mueller report, what I really want to see are results of medical tests administered by neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists.