Opinion: Dancing With the Democrats Will Not Save Trump

The truth is that there is no safe harbor for Donald Trump. He chose to pursue the presidency out of arrogance despite his disinterest in the substance of the job. No amount of triangulation with the Democrats can save him from the long-term consequences of that uncontrollable egoism.

Source: Walter Shapiro

New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era

The number of hate crimes rose across the United States in 2016, marking the first time in over a decade that the country has experienced consecutive annual increases in crimes targeting people based on their race, religion, sexuality, disability or national origin.

Data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, and provided exclusively to HuffPost, shows hate crimes rose about 5 percent from 2015 to 2016.

Source: Exclusive: New Report Offers Proof Of US Hate Crime Rise In The Trump Era | HuffPost

Trump’s Lawyers Discussed Confidential Matters in Public Witnessed by a Reporter

This is beyond incompetence. It is a potential national security lapse since these lawyers represent the President of the United States:

Two lawyers working for Donald Trump discussed how forthcoming the White House should be with Special Counsel Robert Mueller while they were in the presence of a New York Times reporter last week.

Ty Cobb and John Dowd, Washington, DC area attorneys hired to defend the president from potential criminal charges related to his various Russian influence scandals, discussed the topic out loud at a local steakhouse while journalist Kenneth Vogel sat close by.

According to what the two men said aloud in Vogel’s presence, Cobb has issues with White House Counsel Don McGahn, who would be much less forthcoming to Mueller. “The White House counsel’s office is being very conservative with this stuff,” Mr. Cobb reportedly said, adding that McGahn has another White House attorney working as his spy and has “got a couple documents locked in a safe.”

Donald Trump is No Teddy Roosevelt

The comparison is absurd. Donald Trump will surely go down in history as America’s worst president, displacing Warren Harding and Millard Fillmore at the bottom of the rankings. Theodore Roosevelt is typically ranked among the five best presidents, one step below George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Both TR and DJT came from wealthy New York families, but Roosevelt devoted his life to public service, while Trump single-mindedly pursued getting richer. Roosevelt was the nation’s youngest president, while Trump is its oldest. While a strong proponent of what was considered “manliness” in his era, Roosevelt was a devoted family man. Trump is a twice-divorced, thrice-married serial sexual predator whose relationships to his children seems to be based on their ability to promote the family brand and wealth.

Taking office at a time of rising literacy and the spread of newspapers, Roosevelt may have been the first “celebrity” president, but unlike our current president, he was also a man of intellectual and wide-ranging interests. A prolific writer, he authored 18 books, including volumes on national parks, foreign policy, nature, wildlife, ranching, naval history, and the four volume The Winning of the West about the American frontier. Trump can hardly read, much less write. He has the vocabulary of a 5th grader.

Source: Donald Trump is No Teddy Roosevelt | HuffPost

Trump Called US Military Leaders ‘Losers’ While Calling ISIS ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’

Trump resents the military, and patriots in general, because he’s a draft dodger. And when he can’t compete with smart and superior intellects he calls them names. He admires dictators and thugs because that’s what he knows best. Donald is a wannabe Hitler, Stalin. But he’s too mentally challenged to get there:

Donald Trump has undergone several fascinating evolutions on the subject of terrorism and, in particular, ISIS. Immediately following the news of a terrorist explosion in London this week, Trump leapt to smear British law enforcement, earning him a swift rebuke from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Another evolution has been his decreasingly frequent use of the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” which his administration has officially rejected and which Trump himself has left out of important speeches. This is likely due to the influence of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, who agrees with Barack Obama that the phrase is “not helpful.”

Instead, starting with the Manchester terrorist attack in May, Trump declared that he “will call them, from now on, losers.”

True to his word, Trump used the stinging epithet following this week’s attack, which injured 22 people.

Why are CNN, MSNBC covering an Irrelevant Trump D.C. Rally Live?

It was called/touted as the ‘Mother of all Rally’ (MOAR). Their claim:

THE ONLY FLAG THAT UNIFIES US ALL IS THE AMERICAN RED WHITE AND BLUE FLAG. NO CONFEDERATE FLAGS, COMMUNIST FLAGS, OR FOREIGN FLAGS ALLOWED THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN RALLY. ITS NOT A LEFT OR RIGHT RALLY. WE CONDEMN RACISTS OF ALL COLORS AND SUPREMACY OF ALL COLORS. OUR PATRIOTS ARE OF ALL COLORS AND WE ARE UNITING UNDER OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. WE ARE AMERICANS AND OUR COLOR SHOULDN’T MATTER.

So what’s the big deal? Well, the media was hoping for another #Charlottesville. This event was trying to prevent it. They went out of their way to do so. But still CNN, MSNBC covered it live. Why? Because Trump and hate are big business for the media.

They didn’t cover this event because of any journalistic responsibility. Because if the media were interested in that they would have covered the recent Charlottesville to Washington (#Cville2DC) march that covered over 100 miles over a week in length. The event even included Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk). Still nothing.

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#NeverTrump Republicans say no one should be surprised by Trump’s Partnership with Democrats

It’s what I said would happen. Republicans cannot trust Trump because he’s a conman. He used the GOP to get himself elected president. He’s only out for himself:

Last year, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned that if voters wanted to elect more Republicans who would cut deals with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, “then I guess Donald Trump is your guy.”This week, that’s what Trump did—and Never Trump conservatives say it’s just what they feared.

Video: Trump Pushes Melania Offstage after Coldly Shaking her hand

This man is a pig. He treats his wife like cattle:

President Donald Trump has a penchant for putting his hand on the back of first lady Melania Trump and “guiding” her along where Trump wants Melania to go, as can be seen via photos throughout this article. However, one recent move by President Trump – wherein Trump was seen on video awkwardly shaking Melania’s hand after introducing him and then using his hand to slightly push Melania offstage – isn’t going over well with the Twitter crowd. As seen in the below video, Melania said that it was her great pleasure to introduce her husband, President Donald Trump, as the couple spoke to military personnel and military families at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Friday, September 15.