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Trump’s support of Erdogan shows exactly what Trump is and how he would really wish to govern America.

Josep Goded

Trump’s connections with a large number of dictatorships has raised several questions about his morality and political convictions. Since he became president, numerous human rights organizations have protested against him for welcoming human rights violators onto US soil. However, Trump has always denied those accusations, claiming that classic tyrants such as Al-Sisi (Egypt) and Erdogan (Turkey) are US allies who lead free countries.

Despite Trump’s efforts to manipulate public opinion, the recent visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan caused a political earthquake. During his visit to the Turkish embassy in Washington DC on Monday, Erdogan ordered his bodyguards to attack people who were peacefully protesting against him. As result, a number of protesters were injured and needed medical assistance. A few hours before that regrettable incident, Trump said:

We have had a great relationship and we will make it even better.”

Today, we face a…

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THE BIG IDEA: If you studied Donald Trump seriously during the campaign, nothing about his first four months in office has been terribly surprising. The former reality television star’s life has always been clouded by chaos and controversy. He overpromises and underdelivers. He plays fast and loose. He’s brash and unapologetic. He’s often failed spectacularly when he tried to do big things. He’s never taken personal responsibility.

In the past few days, several of Trump’s rivals for the Republican nomination have taken I-told-you-so snipes:

  • “I don’t understand why people are that shocked,” Marco Rubio said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “This president ran a very unconventional campaign. … That’s what the American people voted for. And in essence, you know, this White House is not much different from the campaign.”
  • “When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president,” Jeb Bush said Friday at a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas. “Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency.”
  • “The things that have swirled around this White House are the reasons that caused me not to move forward and support him,” John Kasich said during a CNN town hall last Tuesday. “Part of my concern was not just some of what I saw during that campaign, but also there wasn’t a real grasp on the issues … I don’t like people that say, ‘I told you so,’ but … I was the one Republican who would not endorse Donald Trump.”

On the other hand, if you truly took Trump at his word – i.e. face value – his performance thus far has been shocking. He has repeatedly broken campaign promises big and small, and he’s demonstrated hypocrisy by doing many of the exact same things he used to rip Barack Obama for. His strikes on Syria and escalation of the war in Afghanistan

Source: The Daily 202 from PowerPost


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday blasted President Trump for ignoring a court order demand to release a memo drafted under former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s guidance that outlined a plan to implement a travel ban without making it seem as if it was directly aimed at Muslims.

 A federal judge in Detroit ordered the Trump administration to turn over the memo by May 19, according to reports. The ACLU said Saturday that Trump did not meet the deadline on Friday.“If, as the administration claims, the Executive Order is not a Muslim Ban, then why is the administration refusing to turn over the Giuliani memo? What is in that document that the government doesn’t want the court to see?” Miriam Aukerman, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Michigan, said in a statement.

Source: ACLU: Trump refused to turn over Giuliani travel ban memo by court-ordered deadline | TheHill


President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not ask FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Source: Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation – CNNPolitics.com


Of all the ways to measure Trump, judging him as a chief executive would seem to be fairest.

Source: Would You Let Trump Run Your Company? – Bloomberg


Source: Trump sees nothing wrong with forcing federal employees to take a personal loyalty oath


The very real danger here is that the ‘shoot from the hip’ and reckless Donald Trump represents a clear and present danger to our country’s national security.

Trump is ignorant, undisciplined. You know he consults no one. Trump thinks he knows it all. Trump is placing our country and the people in our intelligence community who are tasked to protect it at serious risk.

US Officials know this quite well, hence these leaks.

www.washingtonpost.com/…

Hubris and rank amateurism are killing President Trump when it comes to his Russia problem. And that’s the most charitable explanation.

Needless to say, sharing information with the Russian government that isn’t even being shared with allies is a big blunder. Trump has broad authority to declassify information, so he was probably within his rights to talk about it. But this is something that can credibly be described as Trump doing damage to the fight against the Islamic State with his loose lips.

Source: US Officials on Trump: very reckless, and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with


Democrats are taking aim at President Trump’s power to roll back regulations.

Source: Dems propose scrapping law GOP used to overturn regulations | TheHill



One former senior White House official said Trump’s loose lips on intel could cause a “ripple effect.”

Source: Will U.S. Intelligence Partners Trust Trump Anymore? | Foreign Policy

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