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Yesterday was the 76th anniversary of D-Day. I didn't see a word about it anywhere. 76 years after the assault on Fortress Europe to kick out a tyrant we're stuck with a tyrant at home.


Odd ....... Normally a POTUS will bring up D-Day on it's anniversary.  Perhaps tRump's advisers thought it would be too much for tRump to mention it after he had a peaceful crowd assaulted with rubber bullets and tear gas so he could walk across the street to do a fake photo-op holding a bible in front of a church.

 

Yep, a tyrant celebrating a day a tyrant was removed just might be too much for Americans to swallow.


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Yesterday was the 76th anniversary of D-Day. I didn't see a word about it anywhere. 76 years after the assault on Fortress Europe to kick out a tyrant we're stuck with a tyrant at home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump's entire presidency has been a Constitutional Crisis  ..... starting with his unconstitutional election to his declaration that he has full authority to do anything he wants!

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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Jeff McCausland: General Mattis' statement on Trump reveals America's constitutional crisis

For senior retired military officers to level such criticism against a serving president is unprecedented. But they have good reason to be worried.
 
June 6, 2020, 3:44 AM CDT / Updated June 6, 2020, 9:00 AM CDT
By Jeff McCausland, retired U.S. Army colonel and former member of the National Security Council

 

On Monday, riot police supported by both National Guard troops and other federal agencies rousted peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so President Donald Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op. Trump’s understanding of the protesters — and their anger with America’s longstanding problems with racism and police brutality — appears exceedingly limited. He described himself as “your president of law and order” and warned that the nation was “gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, or, arsonists, looters, criminals.”

In a series of striking critiques this week, senior retired military officers spoke out forcefully and unequivocally against the president.

 

But the nation’s top military leaders have a different perspective. In a series of striking critiques this week, senior retired military officers including former Secretary of Defense and retired Gen. James Mattis spoke out forcefully and unequivocally against the president. This is not a disagreement over policy, but rather an indictment of the commander in chief’s leadership and competency at a critical moment for the nation. For senior retired military officers to level such criticism against a serving president is unprecedented and signals a true constitutional crisis over American civil-military relations.

 

Mattis has been criticized for not speaking out previously about his disagreements with the president following his resignation. This week, he decided he could remain silent no longer. In a stunning critique published in the Atlantic, Mattis argued that citizens’ rights "peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances," as outlined in the Bill of Rights, have been violated across America. He urged “those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution” be held accountable. Such strong political condemnation from a former general is extraordinary for many reasons — but Mattis went even further. He excoriated Trump for dividing the nation and declared the country is "witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership."

 

 

Both attempted to distance themselves afterward from accusations that they had been used by the president as political props. As a political appointee, Esper’s future is problematic, and he may soon join the long list of senior officials who have resigned or been fired by the president.


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