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June 9, 2016

‘Trump Not Welcome’ protest group formed ahead of Irish visit

Coordinated protests in Clare and Dublin have been announced for Donald Trump’s arrival in Ireland later this month.

Organisers of the “Trump Not Welcome” group, formed on Tuesday, say they hope the demonstrations, if not seen by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee himself, will attract US media attention.

Mr Trump, who continues to exasperate with his comments in the run up to November’s election, is due to arrive at Shannon Airport on June 23rd and visit his Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare before leaving on June 25th. His itinerary, however, has not been confirmed.

The “Trump Not Welcome” group is a coalition of political and interest groups including the Anti Austerity Alliance, People Before Profit, Green Party, United Against Racism and the Irish Anti War Movement.

Socialist TD and organiser Paul Murphy said it was hoped a visible protest would help bolster the cause of various US based campaigns around issues including immigrant rights, women and climate change.

“The big thing is that people in America will know about it,” he said.

“There will be a lot of American media coverage around his visit. I think the fact that the [IRISH]Government doesn’t feel they should roll out the red carpet like they did the last time [Mr Trump visited Ireland], and Enda Kenny’s remarks in the Dáil, are a sign they know he is not popular.”

Pressed in the Dáil last week about his reaction to Mr Trump’s comments on immigration and the Middle East, Mr Kenny said: “If Trump’s comments are racist and dangerous, which they are, there is an alternative to vote for.”

However, despite those remarks, Mr Trump’s staff have not ruled out his potentially meeting Mr Kenny during his high-profile visit.

The Dublin protest has been tentatively scheduled for 6pm on O’Connell Street on Thursday, June 23rd but this is dependent on the anticipated schedule of Mr Trump’s visit.

The group also said contact would be made with others in Shannon and Clare to coordinate simultaneous demonstrations.

“The message is one of ‘Trump Not Welcome - International Solidarity against racism, sexism and discrimination’,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

It will involve migrant, women, disability and Muslim groups, as well as trade unions to support the protest. Further details will be announced at a press conference next week.

In June, 2004 about 1,000 people turned out to protest the arrival of US president George W Bush at Shannon ahead of an EU-US summit.


June 8, 2016

Exclusive video access : Trump finalises his Surrogate list

The bunch of sc*mbuckets being sent out today, on his behalf, reminded me of this

June 5, 2016

Trump and Classic Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

The Mayo Clinic describe NPD as

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.

The Symptoms read like a Trump checklist

•Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
•Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
•Exaggerating your achievements and talents
•Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
•Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
•Requiring constant admiration
•Having a sense of entitlement
•Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
•Taking advantage of others to get what you want
•Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
•Being envious of others and believing others envy you
•Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

Bearing this in mind, there is an obvious potential dividend in relentlessly mocking Trump, in order to get him to erupt in response. However is there a line here that the Democrats need to tread in pushing someone who is so obviously ill, too much ?

So far it has worked fantastically well with the intervention by Elizabeth Warren and then Hillary's speech during the week, but is there a danger that it can be overdone and have a negative effect with the public ?

May 27, 2016

Trump turns down debate !!!!

Source: Trump website

Donald J. Trump Statement on Debating Bernie Sanders

Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.

Read more: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-debating-bernie-sanders

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