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Donald Trump: Little Rocket Man

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'The inaugural organizers with to turn the various events into gold-plated opportunities for profiteering and influence-peddling. Trump, who talks about “my generals” &“my military,” decided to turn the normally pacific Independence Day ceremonies into a martially tinged self-branding exercise/rally,  thus,  to conflate a patriotic celebration with his reëlection campaign. If he had his way, he  would add a dash of tin-pot militarism to the inaugural mix. The Pentagon reacted to the increased militarization of the 4th by “hiding out and hoping it all blows over.”  They conceded that the costs, as much as 90 million dollars, would be too much, but now the WH refuses all requests for the costs. And so,  we will watch Trump, who evaded military service by pleading phantom bone spurs, spend millions of dollars of public funds in order to enact a fantasy of martial leadership.'

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Just to put this latest "idea" into the perspective of his behavior... for it is behavior alone which reveals tho person is.

Trump has tweeted 7,084 times since taking office. Let's take a look at what those tweets say about his priorities:

  • 510 mention his name
  • 424 mention "fake news"
  • 352 mention Russia
  • 1 mentions climate change (and it criticized taking action)
  • 0 mention the minimum wage or student debt

Trump has spent his time in office tweeting blatant lies and offensive slurs, giving tax cuts to the rich and powerful, and launching endless attacks on our health care. At the first Democratic debate tonight, we'll hear bold progressive ideas to address the critical issues Trump has blatantly ignored.

The $2 trillion Republican tax billwhich Trump loves to falsely characterize as a tax cut for working Amerianswas a giveaway to the rich and powerful. A whopping 83% of the benefits went to the top 1% of earners in the country.

Instead of filling the pockets of corporations and multimillionaires like Trump, that $2 trillion could have fully funded programs to end child poverty, doubled climate science funding, tackled the opioid epidemic, provided free community college, and much more.

and BTW Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims

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And I say this -- no society or civilization has ever survived when decisions were made based on misinformation and lies!

Submitted on Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 4:09:19 PM

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