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@BigLib wrote:

Something to chew on:

 

"If Trump had demonstrated a real desire to unify rather than polarize the country during the course of his presidency, that tweet could be taken at face value. And his stubborn refusal to explicitly identify white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis as a pestilence could be seen as cold-blooded, calculated courting of a core part of his political base.

 

Doing any of that would misunderstand and misrepresent who the president is, however. He has been jumping into racist divides and has been a race-baiter for most of his 72 years – long before he entered the White House. I suspect that it’s hard for Trump to overtly condemn behavior he happily engages in himself.

 

Trump and his father ran a housing business that was sanctioned by the Justice Department in the 1970s for discriminating against prospective tenants of color. He paid for newspaper ads in 1989 condemning black and Latino teenagers accused of assaulting a white jogger in Central Park, stoking racial animosities to keep himself in the public eye. (Long after the teenagers were exonerated, Trump continued to insist on their guilt.)

 

Trump saddled Barack Obama with bogus citizenship charges while embracing birtherism, and he attacked a federal judge by emphasizing his Mexican heritage. He opened the White House to Steve Bannon, the former steward of Breitbart, a white-nationalist journal of record. He has refused to distance himself from white supremacists like Duke. ("I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists," he has said.)
 
In White House meetings, Trump has inveighed against allowing immigrants from *bleep*hole countries” — noting that, unlike residents of Norway, Haitians all had AIDS and Nigerians lived in “huts.” He has unapologetically retweeted white nationalists, and for years has praised himself and others for being successful because of “good genes.”

 

We shouldn’t expect any of this to change. The president is who he is, and many in his political party seems content to let him have his way. But on the anniversary of the tragedies and obscenities involved in the Charlottesville march, the rest of us can remind ourselves why the president has set such a terrible and dispiriting example."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-12/trump-still-fails-to-condemn-racism-a-year-after-...

 

You're probably right - he isn't going to change. He will continue to protect our borders, he will continue to honestly describe nations where people are making dangerous trips to escape, and so on.

 

So, relax and enjoy - our nation will be better for his Presidency.

 

But - as to the fraud topic - do you support such untruths being pushed?

 

 


 

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Message 42 of 51

Something to chew on:

 

"If Trump had demonstrated a real desire to unify rather than polarize the country during the course of his presidency, that tweet could be taken at face value. And his stubborn refusal to explicitly identify white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis as a pestilence could be seen as cold-blooded, calculated courting of a core part of his political base.

 

Doing any of that would misunderstand and misrepresent who the president is, however. He has been jumping into racist divides and has been a race-baiter for most of his 72 years – long before he entered the White House. I suspect that it’s hard for Trump to overtly condemn behavior he happily engages in himself.

 

Trump and his father ran a housing business that was sanctioned by the Justice Department in the 1970s for discriminating against prospective tenants of color. He paid for newspaper ads in 1989 condemning black and Latino teenagers accused of assaulting a white jogger in Central Park, stoking racial animosities to keep himself in the public eye. (Long after the teenagers were exonerated, Trump continued to insist on their guilt.)

 

Trump saddled Barack Obama with bogus citizenship charges while embracing birtherism, and he attacked a federal judge by emphasizing his Mexican heritage. He opened the White House to Steve Bannon, the former steward of Breitbart, a white-nationalist journal of record. He has refused to distance himself from white supremacists like Duke. ("I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists," he has said.)
 
In White House meetings, Trump has inveighed against allowing immigrants from *bleep*hole countries” — noting that, unlike residents of Norway, Haitians all had AIDS and Nigerians lived in “huts.” He has unapologetically retweeted white nationalists, and for years has praised himself and others for being successful because of “good genes.”

 

We shouldn’t expect any of this to change. The president is who he is, and many in his political party seems content to let him have his way. But on the anniversary of the tragedies and obscenities involved in the Charlottesville march, the rest of us can remind ourselves why the president has set such a terrible and dispiriting example."

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-12/trump-still-fails-to-condemn-racism-a-year-after-...

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (11 pages of lies and growing)
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@phyllisc6781 wrote:

The whole thing fizzled—maybe too much police presence scared the cowardly white nationalists away.

 

trump welcomed racists onto the WH lawn last year when he called them “fine people”, when he told America Hispanics were rapists and drug dealers, and when he redlined blacks decades ago. He is, as a sitting racist US president, the head of the KKK and all other such hate groups.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!


The topic is a ..... misrepresentation of truth. The C-ville reference is a ...... misrepresentation of truth. So, it would appear the post is no more than one more meaningless spouting of hatred.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@phyllisc6781 wrote:

The whole thing fizzled—maybe too much police presence scared the cowardly white nationalists away.

 

trump welcomed racists onto the WH lawn last year when he called them “fine people”, when he told America Hispanics were rapists and drug dealers, and when he redlined blacks decades ago. He is, as a sitting racist US president, the head of the KKK and all other such hate groups.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

 

Thank goodness.  Guess many of them were too scared to show up to a jurisdiction where they aren't allowed to carry guns.  Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy








Just like trump who hides behind lies, hate, and racism but is too much a coward to face truth head on, so are these racists.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

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@phyllisc6781 wrote:

The whole thing fizzled—maybe too much police presence scared the cowardly white nationalists away.

 

trump welcomed racists onto the WH lawn last year when he called them “fine people”, when he told America Hispanics were rapists and drug dealers, and when he redlined blacks decades ago. He is, as a sitting racist US president, the head of the KKK and all other such hate groups.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

 

Thank goodness.  Guess many of them were too scared to show up to a jurisdiction where they aren't allowed to carry guns.  Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy







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The whole thing fizzled—maybe too much police presence scared the cowardly white nationalists away.

 

trump welcomed racists onto the WH lawn last year when he called them “fine people”, when he told America Hispanics were rapists and drug dealers, and when he redlined blacks decades ago. He is, as a sitting racist US president, the head of the KKK and all other such hate groups.

 

Gee, I miss having a real president!

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When did the President say he was "fine with Nazis gathering on his lawn"?

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Sitting here giving Spike Lee some of my money while the racists are in town.  Allegedly including David Duke himself.

 

BlackKKlansman movie:

 

https://youtu.be/pFc6I0rgmgY

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@ gruffstuff
Over the last year, there’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing over when Trump will just say the right thing:Nazis are bad. White supremacy is bad. Maybe it’s time to accept that there’s a reason, a year later, he hasn’t.

Because he does NOT believe they are bad, he believes in them and supports them. If not , he the big shot that he is would be stopping these marches by them, he probably LOVES THEM.

He is such a LOUD MOUTH about so many other things, why not this, because she supports them.

IMO
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Yes, he would be able to see them, if he were there.  They will be on Lafayette Park, with a direct view.   I was just down there last weekend, and saw a fantastic Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick Gallery.   I wonder if the racists will stop by to check it out.  Smiley Surprised

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