Don’t Be Fooled …

Why is everybody so pleased that Trump called out white supremacy?  He lies.  Simple fact is that he doesn’t mean it but was told by his campaign people that it wasn’t looking good, that a lot of people were blaming him for at least the El Paso shooting.  Can’t let those poll numbers drop, now can he?  So, he stands up and says, “In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy”, and the press acts as if this absolves him of the hundreds, maybe thousands of times he has called for violence, called white supremacists “very fine people”, and denigrated members of Congress only because of their ethnicity or skin colour.

Turns out, he also blamed mental illness, violence in the media, and video games.  He did not urge Congress to pass strict gun laws, he did not condemn the NRA, he did not recant any of his previous statements.  Quite simply, he said what his advisors told him he ought to say.  In this case, talk is cheap and he has told so many lies that there is no reason … not a single shred of reason … to believe him.  Trump has been a racist all his life, from when he refused to rent apartments to blacks all the way up to just last week when he went on a tirade against a civil rights hero and member of Congress, Elijah Cummings.

He took no responsibility for the atmosphere of division, nor did he recognize his own reluctance to warn of the rise of white nationalism until now.  He blamed social media, which is laughable, since it is his main venue, apart from campaign rallies, for spewing his racist hate.Trump-racistActions speak far louder than words, and in this case, you can rest assured that his actions will not change, and by next week he will be back to his campaign of racist remarks and behaviours.  The media seems to be drooling all over themselves at his remarks, with big bold headlines reading …

Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Mass Shootings

What they should read is

A Leopard Doesn’t Change His Spots

As Jennifer Rubin said in her column today, “It would be laughable if it were not so infuriating”.  Or, in the words of Senator Kamala Harris, “I’m too busy watching what he’s doing to hear what he’s saying”.

As I said in a previous post, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.  Trump has been waddling and quacking for far too long … he hasn’t changed.  He’s still a liar and a racist.  Don’t be fooled.

40 thoughts on “Don’t Be Fooled …

    • Good point!!! I have worn the lettering off of several letters on the keyboard of my laptop from pounding the keys so hard. And more than once, I have been tempted to toss the whole machine through the window … I have tossed my mouse across the room, but it is like the Energizer Bunny, it “takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin'” Hugs, Scott!

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  1. I notice the pass the media often give him, except for MSNBC and maybe CNN.
    I think the others do it in a policy rule to be non political or opinionated. It makes them look weak and gutless. I don’t recall seeing his saying of Toledo instead of Dayton on the news. He read his little speech like a zombie having to says words he detested and hoping his cult and the white supremacists would see between the lines…they will, of course.

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    • You’re right … they are supposed to be unbiased, and they don’t want to be accused of being like Fox. It was only a day later that they noted his faux pas about Toledo-Dayton. And now, he is going to visit both El Paso, where the mayor has already said they don’t want him, and Dayton where he’s not welcome either. He was just here in Cincinnati last week, and the air quality is still poor and stinky!

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  2. I am not fooled… Never have been. To quote Roger’s Karlyn, “I smell wytchery” and always have. It has an evilness that supersedes anything that has gone before. Trump is worse than Hitler. At least Hitler was honest about his hatreds. Trump is as dishonest as they come.

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    • I have often thought the same … that Trump is worse even than Hitler, and far less intelligent. Mind you, Hitler was an evil man … I’m not raising his status one iota … but I think that if he had the power that Hitler had, he would be exterminating or enslaving all but his “own kind”, whatever that is. Thankfully, he doesn’t have that level of power … YET.

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  3. Jill, I wrote the following comment to Roger on my blog. I will copy it here:

    We all have character flaws, but choosing one of the president’s is hard. One that I have mentioned before is the “lack of accountability.”

    Have you ever worked with or known anyone who causes trouble and then backs away from the role he or she played when the “you-know-what” hits the fan? That is Donald Trump. If he has owned up to a failure, I do not recall it. His biographers note of the influence of Roy Cohn, an attorney who also advised Senator Joe McCarthy of the communist witch hunt fame. Cohn told Trump to never apologize for anything and sue everyone, both of which he has done. In fact, when Trump finally had a press conference to own up to the racist birther story about Barack Obama which he perpetuated for years, he blamed HIllary Clinton. That is as good an example as there is.

    I wrote recently about the character in the movie “The Caine Mutiny,” who instigated the mutiny, but when he got on the stand at the trial, denied knowing or doing anything. That is Donald Trump. Stir up trouble using fear and hate and then tell the judge (or mom), “It is not MY fault.”

    Keith

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    • You are right … his lack of accountability is certainly one of his biggest flaws. I guess if I had to pick a top one, it would be his lack of honesty/integrity, for the two go hand in hand. Lack of conscience is another. Sigh … he has so many flaws, is so unfit for the office he holds, that I could write a book and not capture it all.

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  4. As I was saying to Keith no a smidge ago (catch-up time)…when you analyse (emphasis on the first four letters) the Trumpster’s Speech and solution…what you have there is one of my series of solutions for bringing order to the USA….he’s gone quite hard-left there, with monitoring and ready to pick up folk of the street….
    Stalin would have approved.
    Don’t suppose he or his 30,000,000 have noticed the lurch to the authoritarian left.
    Oh the irony…..

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    • Jill, Roger, quite often the president over-simplifies an issue, so he can sell a bumper sticker solution. The Wall was sold to solve the major reason for malaise in certain areas. Yet, immigration was down the list of causes, with the top two being technology and offshoring plants.

      The gun death response is the same. I do give him credit on banning bump stocks, but my guess is the big gun makers did not make much money on bump stocks. Keith

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      • I think he HAS to oversimplify for his base to be able to understand it. Or for him to understand it, for that matter. Complex issues don’t lend themselves to simplistic solutions, but he doesn’t understand that. I’m sure you’re right about the bump stocks. I can hear the conversation between he and Wayne LaPierre now: Trump: “Look, my advisors say I gotta give in on just one little thing so I can say I did somethin’ ’bout the gun problem.” Wayne: “Okay, look, bump stocks are pretty much a break-even product anyway, so we’ll give in on that one … we’ll make some noise, just for show, but go ahead and ban those. Just don’t touch the assault weapons!”

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  5. Well said! Clearly reading off a prompter using words he doesn’t ever use or even understand. He and Mitch McConnell are even more dangerous than the white supremacists or the NRA. They are enablers, liars and puppets. To me, they are the greatest threat to our nation.

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    • Thank you! You are right that he and Mitch are a large part of the danger to this nation, for they are liars, obstructors, and manipulators who care not in the least bit about the people of this nation. However, the people who put them into office are also a danger, for it seems they wanted what Mitch, Donnie and the rest have to offer, and I find that frightening. To watch Trump’s supporters go wild at a rally is scary … it is reminiscent of Hitler’s rallies in the 1930s. What do these people hope to gain? Sigh.

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  6. Oh well so much for sincerity, no one is fooled by his condolences. His phony prepared speech was so stilted and perfunctory, yet Trump still messed up by showing how much he really cares:
    “May God bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo, may God protect them.”
    If he bothered to read the teleprompter, it’s Dayton you numbnuts.
    Joe Biden having another senior moment when he gives condolences to ‘Houston’ and ‘Michigan’ rather than El Paso and Ohio. Yeah… politicians are all heart. These are our choices for 2020?? Really???

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  7. It’s too little and too late. Anyone can see how stressed he was in saying those words. Of course, he’s being coached by his campaign team. At this point, they can’t coach him to be believable. He is literally unbelievable! I’m sure he will be unwelcome tomorrow.

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    • Yep, too little, too late, and by far too insincere. But then, he doesn’t have a sincere bone in his body, as any of his wives or lovers could no doubt tell us. For most of us, he lost any credibility long ago, but no doubt there will be those who believe him and will criticize us, saying we’re just haters. Sigh.

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  8. Excellent post and oh so true! I did not watch Trump’s slightly less than 10 minute speech until just a bit ago for a number of reason’s : 1) I had to convince myself that this was a warranted exercise in futility. 2) I had to wait until Benjamin had gone home, just in case some profanity passed through my lips while watching. 3) I had to give the Zantac at least a half hour to get into my system in an effort to control the acid reflux that would undoubtedly occur. Watching as Trump read the prepared for him speech from a teleprompter, at times flubbing words, the thing that amazed me most…how he could utter those words without choking on them! The main things that I learned from the speech : 1) It definitely was an unwarranted exercise in futility. 2) I was wise to wait until Benjamin’s departure. 3) Zantac does not always control acid reflux. 4) A computer screen does not tolerate being hit very well. I did not learn that he lies, I was already well aware of that. I did not learn that he will say whatever it takes to save his butt, I was already well aware of that too. I did not learn that there would be any worthwhile addition of gun control legislation, I had already learned not to expect that from this NRA mouthpiece. While I have used this quote before, it does capture the essence of Trump : “What people say, what people do and what they say they do are entirely different things.” – Margaret Mead. Thank-you!

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    • I didn’t watch it at all, but got enough nausea-inducing material from just reading the few snippets that were offered in WaPo and the NYT. I am very glad you waited until Benjamin had gone for the day, for he might well have been traumatized for life by what his Gem yelled! His ‘message’ was intended to appease those of us who, like myself, are holding him accountable for the results of his rhetoric, and to also make his base say, “Now see, he isn’t a bigot”, for they will fall for his spiel hook, line, and sinker. Margaret Mead is spot on! Now, go have a lovely glass (or three) of wine, for you have more than earned it!

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  9. Another con job by the Con Man in Chief….only this time, it was so obvious, the stench of insincerity poured out of the TV and stunk up my house. I’m hoping a fumigator will be able to make it habitable again, though I have my doubts.

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    • It was obvious to you, to me, and to all of my readers thus far, but how much you want to bet, there will be some who will believe he was sincere and will criticize us for not believing him? I’m surprised I haven’t gotten at least one comment to that effect yet … wait for it, for I’m sure it will happen. As for the fumigator … probably best you just sell the house and move, for he seems to leave behind a stench that cannot be erased. I’ve often said that when he leaves office, I think we should burn the White House to the ground, for I don’t think we’ll ever be able to get rid of the stench.

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  10. Well, I can’t comment on the voters your side of the pond Jill, but I have to sat the following such moving words from Beloved Leader I thought long and hard for about half a second about how I would look on Mr Trump in the future. I have decided that I perhaps haven’t given him the Presidential skills I should have, Oh No, I’ve given him far too much. What a snivelling hypocrite who thinks one comment decrying White Supremacy and it’s aftermath would make up for months of him saying what nice folk they are and there are bad people on both sides where one person is killed by a car at a peaceful rally. Trump is an evil person with no interest in running the country other than to say he’s done so and to make a profit from doing so. The profits are so good he wants more of it..He’s quite prepared to sell out the people to get it.
    Cwtch

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    • I’m glad to know you didn’t change your mind and start believing his faux declaration! You are right when you say he is evil … I have come to genuinely believe that there is not a single cell in his body that isn’t contaminated by evil, by rottenness. But yet, some will believe what he said this morning, some will criticize those of us who call it b.s. Is it because they want so badly not to be wrong, or is it because they are cut of the same cloth? I honestly don’t know.
      Cwtch

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  11. As usual, well said Jill. The normalization of this presidency by our main stream media is something they will have to answer to well into the future. How about the Van Jones quote a few years back: “Tonight, Trump became President.” Or something along those lines because he merely was able to read from a teleprompter without saying something ridiculous. This isn’t normal. This hasn’t been normal. And until he’s out of office, it will never be normal again.

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    • Thanks Jeff! I was incensed to read one lead story saying that it remains to be seen if he will unite this nation. No, it doesn’t remain to be seen … there is no way in hell he could unite this nation, for he has no desire to do so, and isn’t qualified to even if he did wish to. He is evil from the inside out. No, it isn’t normal, but I fear nothing will be normal for a long time to come, even once he is gone. He has changed the landscape and it will not quickly nor easily be righted. Not in my lifetime, for sure. Sigh.

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  12. Hello Jill. I am wondering why so many in the media want to give him the cover of saying the politically correct words as if he meant them? Until he is willing to admit his part in fanning the flames of hate and bigotry he gets no pass based on a few words written out for him. We are again being gaslighted. Think of how many times he has seemed to stand up against racism only to walk it back a day or two later. There is going to be more of this story to come to light I bet. Hugs

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    • He will never, as long as he lives, admit to any wrongdoing on his part. To hope that he will change, that he will actually become a leader, is futile. He’s an evil, vile, crass person who cares only for himself, and that will never change. The media? Who knows why they even gave air time to his little propaganda speech, let alone act as if they took it seriously. The pundits all know better. Money talks, I guess.

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