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Friday September 04, 2020

My Talks with Trump III

This is from yesterday. 

In other news, or related news, Trump has ordered his toadies (Bill Barr, et al.) to look into defunding several major American cities, such as Portland, Seattle and New York, because there's supposedly anarchy in the streets. Anarchy? I walk these streets all the time. Nothing close. Even when the CHOP was in full swing in June I walked those streets and never felt threatened; I just felt bored. It was a 1970s crafts fair, not Bosnia 1993. Seattle is beautiful. If there's anarchy, it's coming from inside the White House. And it will keep coming from inside the White House as long as the fat brat is in there. (BTW: Does this mean we don't have to pay federal taxes?)

In other news, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg reported yesterday that Trump has called U.S. servicemen who died for their country “losers” and “suckers,” and while visiting Arlington National Cemetery with John Kelly, who was at his son Robert's grave, asked, “I don't get it. What was in it for them?” Any other president—any other person—you'd doubt the veracity of the report; but this isn't far afield from what Trump has said in public. Of course, the White House denies the muti-sourced report but an AP reporter, who doubted it, too, reached out to his own sources, and they confirmed.

In other news, Trump is shuttering Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that's been in existence since the U.S. Civil War. “For no good reason,” says USA Today.

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Posted at 08:06 AM on Friday September 04, 2020 in category Politics  
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