Trump: Alternate Reality or Just Plain Crazy?

He has asserted that construction has begun on his border wall (it has not), that he is one of the most popular American presidents in history (he is not), that he “always” opposed the Iraq war (he did not), that the stock market reopened the day after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 (it did not), that his tax cut was the largest in history (it was not) and that the United States is the only country that guarantees citizenship to those born here (it is not).

The NYT, on the moron’s “reality distortion field”.

Trump Cult Members: An Interview

They work for an American nail manufacturing company which promotes “buy American”, even as the company buys its steel from Mexico.

Thanks to the moron’s tariffs, the company may go out of business.

Yet the Trump cultists who work there still support the moron.  I’d have liked the interviewer to have asked, “Where do you get your news?”.

NPR

Faux News Condemns Rhetoric Used by Member of Right-Wing “Judicial Watch”

The comment in question was made by Chris Farrell, a board member of the right-wing organization Judicial Watch, during Thursday night’s episode of Dobbs’ show. During a segment about the caravan of migrants moving toward the US’ southern border, Farrell called the State Department “Soros-occupied” territory, referring to billionaire and liberal philanthropist George Soros, one of the targets of mail bombs discovered earlier this week.

Critics on Saturday were quick to point out that this language echoes a popular anti-Semitic trope.

CNN

Related story from the Washington Post:

The untrackable horror of Fox Business and Fox News

Pittsburgh Jews Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Pittsburgh

The following letter was sent to the moron by the Pittsburgh affiliate of “Bend the Arc“:

President Trump:

Yesterday, a gunman slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims’ families and pray for the wounded. Here in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors near and far. We are committed to healing as a community while we recommit ourselves to repairing our nation.

For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence.

President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism.

Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted.  You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.

President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you stop targeting and endangering all minorities.

The murderer’s last public statement invoked the compassionate work of the Jewish refugee service HIAS at the end of a week in which you spread lies and sowed fear about migrant families in Central America. He killed Jews in order to undermine the efforts of all those who find shared humanity with immigrants and refugees.

President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you cease your assault on immigrants and refugees.

The Torah teaches that every human being is made b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God.

This means all of us.

In our neighbors, Americans, and people worldwide who have reached out to give our community strength, there we find the image of God.  While we cannot speak for all Pittsburghers, or even all Jewish Pittsburghers, we know we speak for a diverse and unified group when we say:

President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you commit yourself to compassionate, democratic policies that recognize the dignity of all of us.

Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

Jamie Forrest

Joshua Friedman

Jamie Harris

Tammy Hepps

Harry Hochheiser

Sasha King

Jonathan Mayo

Elinor S. Nathanson

Avigail S. Oren

Kate Rothstein

Yael Silk

The Poorest Are Hardest Hit By #GOPTaxScam

From the Congressional Budget Office:

The groups hit hardest — the ones providing a reduction to federal deficits — are the poorest.

By 2027, everyone making less than $75,000 would provide a net savings to the government, whether through higher taxes, lower amounts spent on services, or both.

The Congressional Budget Office just released a new analysis of the Senate’s tax bill. The CBO examined the combined effect of changes in tax law with reductions in federal spending, like changes in “Medicaid, cost-sharing reduction payments, the Basic Health program, and Medicare.”

Forbes

 

The GOP Wants to Cut Benefits to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

$2 trillion for tax cuts for the rich & corporations.

$2 trillion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security.

Democrats on the congressional Joint Economic Committee issued the study, based on calculations by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, late last week. It shows that the estimated $2 trillion cost of the Bush and Trump-era tax cuts through 2025 is the same amount Republicans have proposed cutting from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Obamacare.

NBC News

The Left Wing’s Civil War (It’s Actually the Right Wing’s)

Trump (a.k.a. the moron): “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob, and that’s what they’ve become. Democrats have become too extreme and too dangerous to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law, not the rule of the mob.’

Here’s an excellent Twitter thread by David Neiwert about all of that screeching coming from the right wing about “civil war”.

Unrolled here