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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: U.S. media See in context

Jared has been given an offer he can’t refuse.

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Posted in: Trump's deputy national security adviser out amid White House turmoil See in context

so there goes the racial argument.

Not having love for the caravan itself is one thing. Having a racist attitude, of which, Trump and his supporters do, is a different subject, entirely.

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Posted in: Trump's deputy national security adviser out amid White House turmoil See in context

I love the framing of the WH constantly being in “turmoil”.

Yah, right. No turmoil. hehe. Smooth sailing with Trump and his anger with the WH staff, Melania, Kelly, Fuentes...openly saying he'll replace more cabinet members, CNN getting support from Fox News, being embittered by Republican losers in the recent election, Mueller investigation coming to a conclusion, and those noting his mood in the WH is darker than ever as he isolates himself further and further from essential aides. Yup, he's SO happy!

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Posted in: Trump fires Sessions, says he 'could fire everybody right now' See in context

The unhinged criminal's mind is manifesting itself in panic moves, the day after the election, hoping to avert the guilt he has. His attacks on the media have risen, as well. Soon, he will have a complete meltdown on twitter, as the lies and law breaking president's past catches up to him. He thinks he has two months, until the Democrats take the house, but in reality, he's not going to get away with trying to undo Mueller's work. Even if he thinks he can delay the inevitable, it's just a sleight of hand party trick that isn't going to work.

He's going to be found guilty of supporting the oligarchs and Russia, held captive by them, and shown to be a traitor to the US people, even though, those ignorant enough to believe in him will never admit the 2016 election was hacked, with a message to Trump, 'From Russia, with love'. He never won the election. He should never have been in office. The world and the US is a worse place, because of his relationship to Russia allowed him to be their puppet, and he knows it, thus fire Jeff Sessions when he knows the heat is coming stronger to find him guilty of treason.

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Posted in: Trump political ad linking Democrats and immigrants to violent crime assailed as 'sickening,' racially divisive See in context

As in the famous words of Democrat James Carville- “It's the economy stupid”

Economy takes 2-4 years for a policy to be analyzed for effectiveness. Trump's self called successful economics are from the Obama's policies, not his. When the effect of Trump's tariffs, taxes and deregulation hit, it'll show a terribly inept Republican ideal of making the rich richer to trickle down economics, and it never works. The scarier thing is the deregulation the Republicans always allow, which, of course, led to the craziness of the 2008 financial disaster of subprime mortgage that led to a government bailout and a possible world financial system collapse, after 8 years of Bush.

The years following Trump could be even worse.

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Posted in: Gunman kills 11, wounds 6 in Pittsburgh synagogue See in context

Here we go. I think blaming Trump at this point is utterly irresponsible.

It's not that Trump is to blame for this killing, but until he and the right understand a very basic and very logical concept, that guns, and especially multiple round type ones, kill people easily, and it is not just people killing people. There is a need for much harsher gun laws, and Republicans will always be held largely responsible, for mass shootings, until they can firstly, without caveats, admit guns kill, and then advocate for as much elimination of guns as possible.

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Posted in: Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence See in context

I think this has a lot to do with the subject matter in the film, Active Measures. Trump was bankrupt at one time, due to his failure on his overly huge casino flop in Atlantic City, He needed money, and he got it in the form of allowing any tenant into his Trump Hotels and apt. living. Russian Oligarchs, and foreign money that needed to be laundered into dollars were sold unit upon unit, thereby making Trump rich, and with his bottom line of making money over any moralistic issues, he did his usual thing. This made him vulnerable to foreign money and leaders which controls him, like the oligarchs and Putin, and now, the Saudis. He never thought as a regular citizen it would come back to haunt him, and as president, was too dumb to realize how he endangers America when backing autocrats worldwide, because of his own money interests prioritized over anything and everything. This, and oh, yeah, Saudi arms deal which he wants to go thru, no matter what.

Trump is always the liar and spinning his stories, and his hypocrisy leads to wanting to give the Saudis every last chance to come up with an excuse or somehow wiggle out of this act of violence. A good president would condemn the action and demand answers, immediately. However, I suspect, he already has the answers, either from foreign or domestic investigation, but since this is Donald Trump, he will create a narrative that gives his money buddies leeway to get out. In the end, if they are found guilty, Donny will have saved face with the criminal autocrats, by saying he did his best, but they had no escape. He's such a tool, it's ridiculous the president of the United States falls to a level of this thug.

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Posted in: San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless See in context

Why someone is homeless isn't the issue. Whether it is a qualified worker who is homeless or a drug addict who is homeless, the need to reduce homelessness and clean up the streets for both the homeless and the non homeless is necessary. That's why the people of SF, who are caring people, are trying to help. They're not haters, they're empathic people as a whole, and SF is a great city.

While some people will put down the Ashbury Haight district, it is a wonderful place, and the summer of love is a feeling that still exists. It is unique, historic and very cool, with some of the best T shirts, ever.

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Posted in: White House adviser Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault' See in context

Conway suggested on Sunday that the ire of many victims was improperly pointed at Republican supporters of Kavanaugh, as opposed to the perpetrators of the assaults.

As a victim, Conway should be saying, 'If Kavanaugh is the perpetrator of sexual assault, something I have experienced and abhor, then he shouldn't be a Supreme Court justice, so let's please have an investigation, and find out the truth.'

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Posted in: Trump says he and Kim Jong Un 'in love' See in context

Donny loves Kimmie.

That’d be cute except it’s not at all.

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Posted in: Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil See in context

There's plenty of negativity in this article, but what the writer has missed that all three women haven't proven anything that just finger pointed and told a story that are full of holes. A lot of people may see this as the Democrats trying to gain power at any cost and vote Republican.

Actually, this is about due process. The Republicans are trying to rush through the confirmation, and these women need to be heard, where the FBI can investigate the claims and see if there is proof, and if there are only holes in their accusations. Republicans are running scared of the results, and the narrative it is just the Democrats witch hunting, is counter to Kavanaugh who has shown he is a very nervous and angry supreme court nominee, and that's not a. How a supreme court justice should behave and b. mostly, only guilty people act that hysterically, when confronted.

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Posted in: Senator's dramatic demand spurs panel to seek FBI Kavanaugh probe See in context

It's apparent from Kavanaugh's behavior, that unquestionably, even to the Republicans, this person has some issues that need to be looked into. At the same time, their want to push thru a candidate, in spite of realizing it is a likely mistake, makes them a cowardly bunch, who are determined to push anyone they choose to the highest court.

Do this right, no one should want a lying supreme court judge, who acts like a belligerent child using straw man arguments every time he comes up against a question he deems difficult to answer. A person like that is not the person you want making forthright decisions, that affect the country. He is not worthy.

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Posted in: Trump's Supreme Court nominee tearfully denies woman's sexual assault allegation See in context

The facts on Kavanaugh are that when writing on his high school yearbook page, wrote about his own tendency to get wasted on alcohol. He escaped the question of whether he drinks or drank too much alcohol, during the hearing. Kavanaugh and his friends described themselves as the 'Renate Alumni', named after a girl from a nearby school, whom they apparently felt it was a badge of honor to brag upon real or unreal 'scoring' with a young girl, who most certainly was ridiculed greatly. He was part of the fraternity, DKE at Yale, which is a notoriously infamous one obsessed with over drinking and women, and was a member of the Truth&Courage secret club, unofficially known as the Tits&Clits club. None of this stuff has any bearing on whether Kavanaugh to be a virgin, or not. If he approved and participated in these actions, it's on him to admit it. I don't want a weasel for a supreme court judge. And certainly he could have, in drunken and lewd behavior, done what Ford has said he did. Laughing and ridiculing her as he tried to trap her into doing things she didn't want done.

Whether one wants to believe Ford, or not, if the focus is on Kavanaugh, he most certainly showed his belligerent side during the hearing, refusing to answer simple questions by hiding behind straw man arguments, such as speaking to his academic record, when asked about his drinking. Because he studied a lot, it, in no way shows he didn't drink too much, nor was not a sexual predator. Being smart or getting into Yale school has no bearing whatsoever on whether he may have acted indecently. He didn't directly answer questions about his drunken behavior, and based on his yearbook and other evidence, he should have to respond to allegations of over drinking and lewd behavior and ideals, such as being an alumni known for bragging about conquering an innocent girl sexually. These are qualities no one wants in a supreme court justice, especially one, who cannot admit, he may have had moments of weakness.

So, if he cries and makes faces and accuses people for making it all circus, he should just do the right thing. Ask for an FBI investigation to clear his name, and let the process give the information to everyone on his history of drinking and the allegations made by Ford and the other women.

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Posted in: Trump: Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me See in context

When was this magical time you speak of? Or do you follow the line that the US will do what's good for people around the world, even if we have to kill them to help them?

If you don't realize when America was the leader of the world, perhaps you don't really believe America was ever great, but the facts are that human rights and care for the basic needs of the world was very much a priority and a major reason for US greatness was because America was not a nationalistic, inward looking nation. Helping the world is looked upon as something leaders do, and America's intent was good till the Trump administration. It was never perfect, it can't be for everyone. But, the weasels cringe and hide behind silly narrative and cherry pick to support their narratives.

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Posted in: Trump: Heads of state 'were laughing with me,' not at me See in context

It's way past time the Trump supporters realize what an infantile jackass this guy is. The UN was laughing, unequivocally at you, not with you. Gees was that hilarious...his stupid grinned reaction to the laughter...it caused further and more uproarious laughter, when it was obvious the idiot thought it was adoration, instead of ridicule. How stupid can you be, Donny?

The ideology that patriotism is vastly more important than globalism is so short sighted, he has no idea the reasoning behind why diplomacy and globalization is important, and obviously, neither do his supporters. Globalization and international institutions like the UN being the opposite of patriotism is a straw man argument. The intent of international institutions is to better relations for the entire world and help each country within a framework of world problems such as global warming, destabilizing conflicts and human rights standards as intended missions. It has little to nothing to do with a nationalistic viewpoint that Trump thinks is being undermined by the UN. The UN isn't perfect, and truly there are areas, such as int'l criminal court rulings that need improvement, but it is nowhere to be found where Trump has any plan to implement positive change(obviously, he can't do it, because he never has a thought out plan based on critical thinking, he's incapable of clarity of thought), rather, he believes there is reduced US sovereignty because countries work together to care for the human race. That's just his 5 year old mind of bigotry, racism, and ignorance incapable of processing the importance of America's role in world affairs.

The US was respected and believed as the true leader of the world because she took world wide issues seriously, and believed in helping all of mankind, with good intent. Nowhere is this more true than with Obama, as president. Now, with a weakling president who hides his head in the sand to avoid factual issues such as global warming, and fears such things as global competition in favor of tariffs and protectionism, the US is what it is, a laughingstock, when its president thinks he is making a great speech based on his campaign obsessed style to a crowd of diplomats and world leaders who don't give a crap about his rhetoric, and they laugh at his ridiculous immaturity and stupidity, as Trump makes a total fool of himself, while he slowly erodes the respect gained by the US of being a world leader, into the lying mush of an idiot.

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Posted in: Trump ready to pull Kavanaugh nomination if he is convinced judge 'guilty' See in context

Or true statements from you Trump: 'women like being grabbed by the p___y' also impacts your opinion because it shows misogynistic predatory words on your behalf making you not a trusted opinion on sexual misconduct.

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Posted in: Trump ready to pull Kavanaugh nomination if he is convinced judge 'guilty' See in context

Trump said he was skeptical because he personally has been the target of "false statements" in the past made by various women.

"It does impact my opinions because I've had a lot of false charges made against me," he said. "People want fame, they want money, they want whatever."

Or true statements from you Trump: 'women like being grabbed by the p___y' also impacts your opinion because it shows misogynistic predatory words on your behalf making you not a trusted opinion on sexual misconduct.

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

With Japan's economic success and lack of need for whale meat, one should believe it the right thing to do for the Japanese to agree with the IWC, but it is a stubborn belief that tradition is being violated, much like the Chinese continued desire for ivory. Older ideals, false nationalistic pride and bigotry is the root cause of not being able to change. The whaling shows the staunch stone face of Japan is something that would be a good thing to soften up in the eyes of the world, but to the Japanese their obstinate viewpoint is their right. It isn't just whaling where this occurs.

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Posted in: Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports See in context

and yet...the economy, jobs, wages and consumer spending are all historically high....

Time will tell you that the economics of Trump will fail after his stop gap of raising taxes, going further into debt, trade wars, allies being alienated and having less regulation take full effect. It'll take another Obama like save of a Republican mistake, like the housing crisis caused by deregulation of a Republican administration. Then the Republicans will blame any Democrat because the economy sucks, caused by Trump and Republicans. The cycle continues.

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Posted in: Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports See in context

Buy American and you won't pay any Trump tax.

Buy only American, if you want to limit both quantity and quality of goods, now and particularly in the future.

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Posted in: Japan's disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure See in context

The infrastructure of Japan isn't terrible, and I'm not sure why people are necessarily supporting this idea. As far as earthquakes, warning systems, transport safety and general infrastructure, Japan is safer than most countries. There is limited space in Japan and I don't believe the Japanese are great decision makers, and obviously the Kansai airport was a dumb one, but once they make something, it's pretty well built. We see buildings, bridges and structural damage from natural disasters, throughout the world, and I find people ragging on the Japanese infrastructure to be whining about something where the relativity to its place among the world should be taken into consideration and further, it is one of the best infrastructures in cities worldwide.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

Serena Williams followed up her comments of 'I have a daughter' and calling the umpire a 'liar', when in fact, he did not lie. From what I have seen, there was a warning for coaching, then racquet abuse which cost her a point and then verbal abuse, and they all were fair. I understand her anger to a point, as tennis is as temperamental sport as there might be, but she was wrong on the court, and wrong afterward, and especially so, when she herself brought up sexism and gender. It was wrong for her in the first place to use the 'I have a daughter' card to presuppose that had some character differential which allowed her to not have to follow the rules laid out by tennis or made her somehow immune to behavior problems, and being a mom had anything to do with the umpire's decision or what was going on. And then to further the claim of sexism and saying it would not have been called on men, is wrong. The issue was what happened on court, and whether the umpire was too harsh, it had nothing to do with sexism, she was using it to support her idea the male umpire was a liar and a thief, and that is completely off base, and she should apologize to him.

I thought the cartoon depicted the issue well, that she deserved to be shown as a sore, tantrum throwing, crybaby loser, and people who feel it is racist, should let it go, and realize it is just a caricature.

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Posted in: Russia to launch biggest war games in its history See in context

Part of Putin's plan is to break up NATO, because, as a whole, Russia cannot compete with NATO, but can with individual parts. This military exercise isn't all that surprising because Putin has Trump in his pocket. All that Russian Oligarch money laundered through Trump and his hotels has connected Trump and his saved bankruptcy, to illegal Russian money. Whatever else the Russians have on him...golden showers, prostitutes, whatever...is just topping of Putin's power over Trump.

Trump's fawning over Putin, while putting down NATO allies(and NAFTRA), is because he is being owned by Putin. He is Putin's puppet, and this military exercise is a show of confidence by Putin, and he knows Trump isn't going to be US presidential and attack Putin's actions. Trump'll probably find some reason why it's fine, or his usual loud Twitter will turn to silence.

Putin's ego and love for power and violence is a scary thing. As scary is if China is in cahoots with Russia not on only this exercise, but a military buildup by the two countries. Trump had acted like his best buddies were Putin, Kim and Xi. But with that stupid trade war Trump started, I'm sure Xi is really pissed off at the USA, and whatever the purpose of this exercise is, there's trouble brewing, as Trump's foolishness accesses and exacerbates enemies' plans.

There's no way this military exercise happens without Putin's comfort of having the US president on his strings. This isn't about difference in the US/NATO and Russia as much about Putin's ego and love of power, and as shown in his dealing with his enemies, he'll kill without remorse. Donny thinks he's so nice, but he's been played the fool by Putin, and Putin believes he can do whatever he wants to.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

Reading the comments of Trump supporters, I wondered if any of them believe in and or understand what critical thinking is. It certainly is the difference between people like Obama and Trump, along with the behavior where Obama acts with respect toward people and Trump being the buffoon who says stupidly, as if he has some sophomoric 'humor' streak, 'I slept through it'.

Critical thinking takes an open mind to listen, gather facts, and then process what is learned to make a well informed opinion. Non critical thinkers don't listen to what is being said, twist most all they hear, do not comprehend what they (or maybe, they don't) read, to cherry pick information and create a narrative.

No one who listened to Obama should be thinking he is wrong on everything. That's just not listening to him, because he so logical, literate, intelligent and caring of a human being. It's obvious to anyone who does actually critically think, and only those who can't or won't do so, hate his words and who he is, as a human being. Including in the can't or won't are many reasons from racism, to disliking his intelligence, to lack of empathy, to lack of brains, to lack of love, to the inability to believe facts.

Critical thinking, based on facts vs. Narrative based on cherry picking information or not believing in facts.

This is a major difference in Obama and Trump, and I think many of Trump's supporters truly hate Obama just because he is a critical thinker with high intelligence, and it just pisses them off, when they can't comprehend intelligent a person as Obama is, and, in mentally and emotionally limited opposition, listen to a buffoon.

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Posted in: Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones See in context

Alex Jones insulted a lot of parents(and people in general) who lost their children at Sandy Hook, by saying the incident was a hoax. Against all evidence, he said that this was fake. His audience, whom are without doubt Trump supporters, and gun lovers, believe everything he would spew, and it further supported their view that fake news is a real thing. Most of us could not think of a more malicious and cruel act toward parents who had their young ones killed by bullets. I can't even imagine how devastating it would be to lose a kindergarten or younger aged child, and to see the reality of a bloodied, bullet ridden, lifeless, young, precious loved one, who that morning was without a care, except for a wonderful future, eating his/her breakfast, along with the knowledge of the fear that encompassed the final few minutes. Visions completely haunting.

And then to have this satanic type idiot ridicule them and their fallen children as fake is reprehensible and creates a profuse anger within all that is right in our souls.

Twitter can do what it wants, and there should be no argument whatsoever. It's like a rule of a private school or business or bank. You follow their rules, or it's out the door, because they can do as they please. There should be no way anyone who has seen or heard the Alex Jones debacle on Sandy Hook wonder why Jones was deleted. Well, they might wonder why it took so long, but I guess Twitter tried to be as tolerant as possible, and finally said, 'Good riddance, enough of your slime and stupid views'.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

Yeah, but I agree with you about FOX. But this isn’t about FOX news, is it? This about the MSM controlling the narrative. And why would you assume I watch FOX news? It’s not even available in Japan? Unless you just assumed i watched it and you know what they say about that word.

I never said anything about you watching Fox news. Did you assume I did?

Fox lies. A lot. The president only deals with Fox, and, since he believes all the MSM is fake news, perhaps Donald would love Fox to be his only state network. Yikes! Anyways, I think the NYT article is true from a likely anonymous reliable source and follows other evidence, of which, the most telling are in many ways, Trump's tweets and behavior. The man is unhinged.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

You can point your fingers at Bush all you want but there is no doubt CNN had a hand in the propaganda.

Oh, it was mostly on the Bush Administration, don't even try fooling anyone, especially yourself. It doesn't mean I don't think CNN had a major hand in news problems of today, because I believe their 24 hour news, and wanting revenue and specifically dialing in popularity of articles to readers over what should have been prioritized news, sensationalized and made lazy journalism a thing, to which a place like Fox took advantage of, knowing an audience would watch what it wanted, not, what it needed to hear. I blame a lot of problems on CNN, but they don't lie to the extent that Fox does.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

It's got to be someone high up. Maybe Pence wants a shot at the title.

This could be true. As the writing is on the wall that the midterms will be lost, they may be trying to wrest WH control, and hope Trump pouts and takes his gold football home to Trump tower, or gets kicked out of office. Could be, this is exactly what Pence wants. At this point, Trump being a lame duck president and not getting re-elected is what many of us want, and why there's no way the democrats would think to impeach him. The flip side is the Republicans and the White House administration may just want to undermine Trump, to get him out as they know he's a terrible president and except for his dumb cult, most Republicans likely believe if he stays as a lame duck president, and continues his silly tweets, there will be damage to any chance for the 2020 election.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

Ha! We’re you born yesterday? I remember the build up. It was obvious to anyone with a brain. And the media Yogoslavia war too. Why are you making excuses for a multi billion dollar industry that’s supposed to be the 5th state? Thats unless you have ulterior motives and want to direct responsibility away from the MSM.

The media does make mistakes, and in the case of the Iraq War, there was misinformation from people like Judith Miller at the NYT, and multiple reports all over the place, including the Washington Post, mentioning in an editorial board that it was irrefutable Iraq had weapons of mass destruction after Secretary of State Colin Powell adamantly said there was. To say the Bush administration and more specifically, Cheney, did not tell a narrative and told the truth to the media, who just faked news the Iraq war to promote it, is just not true. Judith Miller used sources within the Bush administration for her information and her position was solidified by the support of Rumsfeld and Powell. She was wrong, because she received wrong information, not because she was purposely lying, which fake news implies. If the MSM doesn't take responsibility enough for mistaken news, that is wrong, but it is different than the idea of fake news and lies. The Iraq War misinformation has nothing to do with the promotion of fake news or the origin of it. It's a false dichotomy to equate fake news with the wrong reporting on the Iraq War because the intent was different.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

What certainly has changed is a US president routinely trading in fake news and tabloid trash on social media.

The president coined the phrase 'fake news', or at least made it a thing. It's such a disparaging, malicious and stupid phrase, it makes me sick when I hear it from him or an athlete or whomever. Especially in Trump's case, it isn't fake news, it's just lies. Conway's alternative facts were just another phrase she should have just given credit to Orwell and said 'doublethink', but we know it is making lies facts and facts lies. Facts are facts and lies and lies. The world will hopefully return to that line of thought. If one learns to critical think, lies become quite a bit more obvious. Trump and his supporters refuse the idea of critical thinking, and make up much of their facts, but unlike '1984', his lies and cultish ways will not create a government and country of doublethink, rather, truth will win out, and things like the NYT article and the Woodward book will bear the test of time, as reality of the Trump administration come to light. Trump's wrong ways will not last and create a mind control government.

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