Last night the deranged mentally deficient narcissist racist pussygrabber pulled the wool over the eyes of millions of Americans as he read a speech that for once did not include vile, racist, incendiary slurs, but that still did throughout include deceitful and insincere statements of concern for people and issues that are diametrically opposed to his true beliefs and most importantly, to his continued actions.
He led off his speech by expressing concern for the wave of anti-Semitic threats across the country to Jewish Centers and for the desecration of Jewish Cemeteries. His fans and the unknowing ate this up, thinking he was expressing actual concern, something that is not within his conscience, as he remains an out-and-out anti-Semite, continuing to give power and voice to the most outspoken purveyors of today’s 21st century nazis and klansmen,
including steve bannon, stephen miller, and their followers. What the listeners by and large did not realize is that just hours before he shed his crocodile tears for these acts of anti-Semitism, he had met with a group of state attorneys general including Josh Shapiro, AG of the state of Pennsylvania, in which he indicated his belief that the threats quite possibly came from within the Jewish community.
According to Shapiro, and as quoted by numerous news sources, trump said “Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people, or to make others, look bad”.
The deranged mentally deficient narcissist racist pussygrabber also made hay with his constituents as he described increases in crime across the county and how so many innocent Americans were victims of violence. But, skipping under the grid was the FACT that earlier in the day, trump had signed into law H.J. Res 40, a bill championed by the NRA and other gun rights advocates that rolled back an Obama-era regulation that put severe limits on mentally ill people from purchasing firearms. That regulation, now wiped away, had been designed to prevent people who had been determined by the social security administration to have severe mental disabilities and that were unable to handle their own financial affairs from purchasing guns. Yesterday, trump signed other bills and executive orders, all in front of large crowds and cameras, but when it came time to sign this particular bill, it was done under cover, with zero fanfare and no photo ops, and its announcement was tucked away in an email on another subject.
When lunatics, always white, Christian lunatics, or more correctly Right Wing Christian Terrorists, commit heinous, violent crimes with firearms, the right-wing response is ALWAYS it’s not the gun and not the laws, but rather that existing laws, including those involving background checks for people with mental illness, just need to be enforced. Well,
here is their real agenda, and trump’s real agenda – NO LAWS restricting the purchase of firearms including any laws or regulations that might prevent even a mentally deranged person from legally purchasing, owning, and USING a firearm. That is the real trump, NOT the puppet last night reading about the horror of violence across the country.
He also stated the overt lie that he was, as promised, “Draining the Swamp”. What a load of crapola. One of his campaign themes was of course that it was Hillary Clinton who was owned by Wall Street and that a Clinton Administration would be incumbent to preserve the power, influence an wealth of Wall Street interests, especially that of Goldman, Sachs. Well you do not have to be a genius to know that trump has funneled into his cabinet and cadre of advisors one Wall Street, and IN PARTICULAR Goldman, Sachs, veteran after another, including this small sampling:
Steve Bannon, Goldman Sachs alum, Chief Strategist
Steve Mnuchin, Goldman Sachs alum, Secretary of the Treasury
Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs alum, Chairman Council of Economic Advisors
Jay Clayton, Attorney for Goldman, Sachs, where his wife is employed, proposed Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Wilbur Ross, Rothschild Inc alum and currently major stockholder/director of the Bank of Cyprus, a favorite money launderer for Russia and the country’s billionaires, Secretary of Commerce
With one billionaire after another, including Secretary of Education Besy DeVos, trump has created the WEALTHIEST cabinet in US history.
THIS is “Draining the Swamp”?
Perhaps the most memorable moment of last night’s speech was the picture of the widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who trump shamelessly and disgustingly exploited, after his misguided and uninformed decision sent her husband to his death in a skirmish that wounded many others and killed an unknown number of innocent bystanders. What is this
reminiscent of? How about trump’s shameless and insulting days-long criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of a US soldier who died in combat, following their appearance at last summer’s Democratic National Convention. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called at the time trump’s remarks, calling into question the family’s allegiance to the US, “Textbook racism”, but let trump get a member of the US military killed, he can parade the white SEAL’s widow in front of Congress and a vast television audience, where his first and foremost comment was as to how long an ovation for her lasted.
There were several additional instances of trump stating outright lies. Some were the following (These and additional items are documented by Salon.com):
Quoting a National Academy of Sciences study, he stated that our immigration system costs taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. FALSE in many respects. In fact, the report he attempted to cite actually states that second generation immigrants over the period of the study, 1994 through 2013, contributed more in per capita taxes than non-immigrants.
trump lied in saying that “we’ve saved … hundreds of millions of dollars by bringing down the cost of the F-35 jet fighter”. FACT – ALL price savings were accomplished before he became president.
trump lied that since his election new US jobs were announced by companies including Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel and Walmart. LIES! He had virtually NOTHING to do with any such job increases – virtually ALL of these proposals were completed BEFORE he was elected.
He LIED about “Massive tax relief for the middle class”. FACT – his tax proposals will benefit the top 1%, with at best a fraction of that in middle class tax relief. He also fails to
discuss how the government will function with such massive tax relief … to the country’s millionaires and billionaires.
He LIED that there are 94 million Americans that are out of the labor force. This figure includes students who are not out of work, stay-at-home parents who are not out of work and retirees who are not out of work.
Maybe trump’s biggest lie of the evening: “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.” FALSE! The most recent documentation from the Department of Homeland Security shows that the majority of such terrorism-related offenses were carried out by US born citizens.
I could write several more pages on his lies about the Affordable Care Act. That will be saved for another time.
Lies and deceit, from the deranged mentally deficient narcissist racist pussygrabber – nothing more, nothing less.