Trump Damage Report – 8/12/2017
Nazis march with torches before murdering Americans in Virginia, Venezuela as Trump’s Iraq, Bannon leaks, Mueller seeking West Wingers, Trump’s non-denouncement, Foxconn rip-off, Manafort’s employment timeline, and “I think you know the answer to that.” All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Saturday, August 12th, 2017.
- Latin America is rejecting Trump’s military threat against Venezuela, Reuters reports. Things are bad, they said, but things aren’t “Trump bad”.
- There are 86 million reasons why Trump can’t really hurt Mitch McConnell, McClatchy reports. That’d be $86 million dollars in the Senate Leadership Fund run by McConnell people.
- Trump told the governor of Guam that the threat of nuclear annihilation is like to increase tourism to Guam by “tenfold”, The New York Times reports. The phone call is recorded on video and available on Facebook.
- If the United States is going to war with North Korea as Trump wants, nobody told the US military, Defense News reports. Venezuela won’t fight back as much, though. North Korea could actually lead to a lot of death. Trump will probably pick on a nation with a smaller military as a distraction.
- Trump suspects President Bannon of being a leaker, Axios reports. This will put Bannon’s position in extreme jeopardy, as Trump has been playing musical chairs with his cabinet of late and testing his bus tires by throwing people loyal to him under it.
- Mueller is seeking interviews with people in the West Wing in the Russia case, The New York Times reports. More shoes about to fall than in a Foot Locker on a fault line.
- Chanting “blood and soil!” in the Nazi tradition, white nationalists with torches marched on the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, The Los Angeles Times reports.
- Violence began to erupt at the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally, leading to minor skirmishes between Nazis and counterprotesters, The New York Times reports.
- “Why we voted for Trump”, David Duke explains the reason for the white supremacist Charlottesville gathering, Vox reports. The white nationalists present were not wearing hoods. They feel they no longer need them, thanks to Trump.
- A state of emergency has been called in Virginia due to the white nationalist rally, NBC News reports.
- The terrorist who drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the Virginia white nationalist rally is now in custody, ABC News reports. 1 person was killed, 20 were injured. According to reports on the scene, bodies were flying everywhere as the car plowed into the crowd.
- GOP Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) denounced the rally, along with GOP Speaker Paul Ryan, The Hill reports.
- Trump failed to condemn the violence at the protest, referring to hatred “on many sides”, CBS News reports. By “on many sides”, he means the Nazi who murdered an American and injuried 20 more by plowing his car into them, as well as the potential violence their bodies did to the car itself. Based on the video, the violence done to the car from impact with human beings was substantial, with the entire front bumper dripping with blood and ripped halfway off. Trump has not condemned the mosque bombing from earlier this week, yet. It is time to impeach Trump.
Tip: If you attend a counterprotest of a Nazi rally, please bring a loaded firearm. Do check the carry laws in your state, but if you are threatened with physical harm as a result of civil action, please feel free to empty your clip into a Nazi. Nazis advocate for the eradication and murder of you, your loved ones, and everyone they deem an “inferior race” and will not hesitate to kill you if they are capable of doing so. Free speech ends the moment someone stands up and says “I am going to kill you. I am going to kill everyone you love. I am going to kill your whole family, because I do not like your race, orientation, gender, religion. I’m going to organize towards this end and eradicate your whole population from existence because I am superior.” At that point, free speech is suspended, and you are obligated to act in defense. Nazis don’t vacillate between “should we or shouldn’t we” on wiping out the groups they target. FDR didn’t recommend diplomatic solutions to what Nazis were doing – he had the American military set them on fire from the sky and riddle their carcasses with bullets.
There do exist ideas which, in practice, in civic life, we as a functioning society cannot tolerate and co-habitate with. Nazism is one of those. Slavery, by the way, is another. If a group of people stand up and say “TIME TO RETURN SLAVERY”, you kill those people. You don’t argue with them, or debate the merits of their points. You f*cking kill them. Maybe an extreme option, sure, but granting their position a valid location in the discussion we have as a civilization is an immensely bad idea. If you need to, feel free to replace the word “Nazi” with “Al Qaeda” to better comprehend and understand the mortal threat.
- One of dear leaders’s kids is receiving national security documents, Salon reports.
- The Foxconn deal that Trump championed won’t make Wisconsin any money for 25 years, The Washington Post reports. Foxconn infamously erected anti-suicide nets at their factories in China in order to prevent frequency suicides from their workers.
- Trump recently went totally crackers when asked questions about North Korea and Russia, continually saying “I think you know the answer to that.” to everything he was asked, PoliticsUSA reports. There’s video, and it is unsettling.
- Trump said Russian-connected Paul Manafort was on his team “for a very short period”, which is a blatant lie, MSNBC reports. Manafort ran Trump’s campaign to secure the Republican nomination, which was when the GOP changed it’s party platform to a pro-Russia stance on Ukraine.
- The Trump administration is accused of falsely asserting immigrant teens have gang ties, NPR reports. Unsubstantiated claims that individuals are part of “street gangs” is how Trump friend Duterte is rounding up and executing people in the Philippines. The other cover for doing so is calling them drug pushers.