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Trump's escalates his war on the media; viciously attacks Americans' social safety net

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Trump will find out that his tweets are no match for the power that this media has at its disposal His tweets are like a flea sitting on the back of an elephant when they are measured against the power of the media.

This media keeps reminding us of how Nixon was brought down by investigative reporters, primarily Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, who were relentless in their reporting about Watergate. These two giants in journalism history are still around and involved in the media.

When I say massive power of the media I'm not just talking about how large it is and how many investigative reporters it has across America but also about all the resources it has outside of its own organizations. Among those resources are "leakers", individuals who are willing to provide highly important, sometimes classified, information to news organizations and investigators. There are leakers in various parts of this government who are ready to feed information about Trump and his advisers to news outlets.

If Trump had nothing to hide he would not be coming unhinged when new allegations point to possible connections between his administrations and the Russians. He would just lay back and let the media tie itself into knots in trying to involve him. He wouldn't be creating a war room by which to fight back.

Now let's discuss the second part of his war. The budget he is proposing is nothing more than a vicious attack aimed at Americans and their social safety nets. If he and the Republicans are able to get this cruel budget legislation passed, the people of this country are not going to take such an attack lying down and will put up a hell of a fight against these sociopathic destructionists.

Trump's proposed budget is a disgrace to our democracy. Bernie Sanders has called it immoral and it is that and a whole lot more. And as this attack on Americans' social safety nets is underway we hear these lyrics emanating from the Trump White House.

"Kick em when they're up, kick em when they're down, kick em when they're up, kick em all around." One of Trump's minions apparently took those lyrics from the great song by Don Henley of the musical group, The Eagles. And if Henley and his fellow Eagles hear about it, then no doubt, it will be silenced.

So when so many millions of Americans are struggling to survive, Trump is determined to kick them when they're down, and right in the teeth. Here are some of the many destructive measures he intends to take:

He intends to pour another $54 billion into the massive military empire and, at the same time, drain funding from the Meals on Wheels program that benefits some 2.4 million seniors, many of whom are disabled and need those deliveries,; also some 500,000 veterans, many homeless.

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