Trump's UN Speech was a National Embarrassment

We’ve become accustomed to Donald Trump’s outlandish behavior. There seems to be nothing beneath this man. But for him to go before the UN and make the speech he did was too much.

Others agree:

Donald Trump’s maiden address to the UN general assembly was unlike any ever delivered in the chamber by a US president.

There are precedents for such fulminations, but not from US leaders. In tone, the speech was more reminiscent of Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Hugo Chávez.

Chief of Staff, John Kelley’s expression says it all. Then again, why is he still working for this madman. And who wrote the words Trump read from the teleprompter? He couldn’t have written them himself. Or did he?

This headline agrees with me completely:

Trump Gives Most Embarrassing United Nations Speech Ever

 

Trump’s UN Speech was a National Embarrassment

We’ve become accustomed to Donald Trump’s outlandish behavior. There seems to be nothing beneath this man. But for him to go before the UN and make the speech he did was too much.

Others agree:

Donald Trump’s maiden address to the UN general assembly was unlike any ever delivered in the chamber by a US president.

There are precedents for such fulminations, but not from US leaders. In tone, the speech was more reminiscent of Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Hugo Chávez.

Chief of Staff, John Kelley’s expression says it all. Then again, why is he still working for this madman. And who wrote the words Trump read from the teleprompter? He couldn’t have written them himself. Or did he?

This headline agrees with me completely:

Trump Gives Most Embarrassing United Nations Speech Ever

 

Paula Jones’ Lawyers Are Back to Help Summer Zervos Sue President Trump


This might be the sexual harassment lawsuit that finally brings down Trump just like it almost did with Bill Clinton:

Not long before Inauguration day, one of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct— former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos—filed a lawsuit in New York. The lawsuit alleges that Trump defamed her by calling her a liar after she came forward with allegations that he groped her. If the lawsuit were to proceed, it would likely prove embarrassing to Trump, as the case could go into discovery and the president could be compelled to testify.

Trump’s lawyers want the whole thing to go away. They claim that Zervos has no grounds to sue Trump in state court, because he’s the President and the President can’t be sued.

But a group of attorneys dispute this. In an amicus brief filed today in New York, the group claims that Zervos does have standing to sue Trump, just as Paula Jones had standing to sue then-President Bill Clinton. In that 1997 case, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that because Paula Jones was suing then-President Bill Clinton over conduct that wasn’t part of his official duties and that occurred during a time that he was not president, she could sue him in federal court. Because the law applies to the president, too.

Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil”

In light of the many examples of Donald Trump’s cruel and heartless behavior, both as president and also during the 2016 campaign, do you think he is evil?

In one sense the answer is easy. Yes, I certainly think Donald Trump is evil.  The question is indeed how to describe the ways in which he is evil, for he seems to be one of those rare human beings who has no sense of morality whatsoever. That, you might say, is itself a measure of evil: the simple absence of a moral compass, the inability to value anything except power. In his entire life, Donald Trump has never revealed that he even understands any other values — compassion, justice, love, curiosity about others and the world around him. He seems driven by the urge to dominate and lacks the ability to grasp that others might be moved by different goals.

Source: Philosopher Susan Neiman: “The president of our country is evil” – Salon.com