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another view of the boos heard round the world... watch Melanie's face


This is 6th time al-Baghdadi has been killed since 2016. Convenient announcement during impeachment


6/12/16: al-Baghdadi killed in a US airstrike.
5/28/17: killed in Russian air strike.
6/11/17: killed in Syrian artillery strike.
6/29/17: Iranian leader says he's "definitely dead."
7/11/17: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed his death.
10/26/2019: Killed again

Trump to UK: " I'm going to drop them right on your border and you can have fun capturing them again


Donald Trump has threatened to “drop” captured Isis fighters on the UK border if the government does not start repatriating them from Syrian camps.

Speaking at a press conference where he announced the death of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the US president called European nations a “tremendous disappointment”.

After thanking Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq for assistance in the operation, Mr Trump said he had personally pressured EU countries to take back Isis members.

“They came from France, they came from Germany, they came from the UK. They came from a lot of countries,” he added.

“And I actually said to them, if you don’t take them, I’m going to drop them right on your border and you can have fun capturing them again.”

With a wink, Trump asks that supporters not hurt protesters criticizing his rhetoric


The official transcript of President Trump’s speech on Wednesday in Pittsburgh delineates his response to a group of protesters dryly.

“Yeah, don’t hurt him. Don’t hurt him, please,” Trump told the audience at the event. “They don’t know they’re dealing with very tough people in this room.”

The audience laughed and applauded, according to the transcript.

“Oh, they don’t know who they’re dealing with,” he continued. “They don’t know who they’re dealing with. They just don’t understand. All right. Go home to mom."

More laughter.

“Explain to mom that you tried to take on very powerful people, and many of them physically as well as mentally,” Trump said. “That’s not a good thing to do — not in this room. Be careful. Make sure you don’t hurt them, please. Thank you.”

The powerful people in the room were attending the annual Shale Insight conference, an annual energy-industry event focused on fracking in the Marcellus shale basin, a region that overlaps in part with the key voting states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Many of those in attendance comported with Trump’s central-casting view of toughness — a number of big guys in hard hats sat near him on the stage.

Trump just tweekted "something very big just happened"

Donald J. Trump
Something very big has just happened!

another good summation of trump corruption ---*warning* pic of underside of his head


It’s impossible to give the Trump administration the benefit of the doubt

When previous administrations took controversial steps, there was a general assumption, even among critics, that they were acting in what they believed to be the public interest. When this administration makes contentious decisions — such as awarding a $10 billion Pentagon contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon, or probing the origins of an investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election — the presumption of goodwill has been replaced by a presumption of ill will and illegality.

If that sounds harsh, you haven’t been paying attention. Trump’s relations with Ukraine show how he operates. There is now overwhelming evidence — not least from the president’s own mouth — that he held up military aid to Ukraine and a meeting with Ukraine’s president over a demand that Ukraine manufacture dirt on former vice president Joe Biden and information clearing Russia of 2016 hacking. This would be not just an impeachable offense but, as Philip Zelikow of the University of Virginia argues, an attempt to solicit a bribe in violation of federal law. But wait — there’s a second layer of corruption too! Trump delegated Ukraine policy to his personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, who was trying to drum up business in Ukraine with two shady characters who have now been arrested. Giuliani’s own business practices are under investigation by federal prosecutors.

This seaminess is entirely in character for a president who was surrounded by felons (his previous personal attorney, his first national security adviser and his former campaign chairman); lied about his payments to an alleged mistress in apparent violation of campaign finance laws; engaged in pervasive obstruction of justice to stymie an investigation into his campaign links with Russia; continues to do business as a property manager and developer around the world; lies 22 times a day; and even falsified a weather map to show that he was right about a hurricane.

"all alone in deep-red Trump country"


Company with ties to Trump's brother Robert awarded $33 million government contract


A company in which President Trump’s brother has a financial stake received a $33 million contract from the U.S. Marshals Service earlier this year, an award that has drawn protests from two other bidders, one of which has filed a complaint alleging possible favoritism in the bidding process.

The lucrative government contract, to provide security for federal courthouses and cell blocks, went to CertiPath, a Reston, Va.-based company that has since 2013 been owned in part by a firm linked to Robert S. Trump, the president’s younger brother.

After the contract was awarded, an anonymous rival bidder filed a complaint with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, alleging that CertiPath failed to disclose that “one of the President’s closest living relatives stood to benefit financially from the transaction,” according to a copy of the July 22 complaint letter obtained by The Washington Post.

Carly Simon allows "you're so vain" to be used in political ad


Trump's move after winning a criminal justice award? Trashing cities and a black senator

Trump’s move after winning a criminal justice award? Trashing cities and a black senator


WASHINGTON — President Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and sparred with Sen. Kamala Harris, engaging in a feisty online back-and-forth Saturday over their separate efforts to connect with African American voters.
Trump went after Harris, the California Democrat who is seeking a lift for her presidential campaign, in a tweet responding to her announcement that she would skip her appearance at a criminal justice reform convention in Columbia, S.C., because Trump had been honored by the group Friday at historically black Benedict College.

“Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I received a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation, which will..” he wrote, linking to a second tweet.

”....greatly help the African American community (and all other communities), and which was unable to get done in past administrations despite a tremendous desire for it,” he continued. “This and best unemployment numbers EVER is more than Kamala will EVER be able to do for African Americans!”

Randomly, a third tweet in the thread about Harris included only an ellipsis of four periods.

Trump, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, made the First Step Act that he signed into a law in December 2018 a focus of his remarks Friday, looking to increase his support with black voters, most of whom tend to favor Democrats, at an event organized to draw a number of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Harris on Friday night had announced her decision to forgo her scheduled appearance and instead hold a roundtable with local students and the broader Columbia community. She is the only presidential candidate to have graduated from a historically black college or university (HBCU).
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