Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The President Who Cried Wolf - Tяump log #15

Trump and his minions tell so many lies, you cannot respond to all of them. It is seems to act like a smoke screen. You are so busy fighting the lies that you have little time and energy to do anything else. They lie about everything big and small: the crowd size at the inauguration, crime stats, voter fraud, media coverage and terrorist attacks. Autocrats attack truth because they don't want to be accountable. If you cannot trust anyone, then you might as well trust the one in charge.

This is terrifying because at some point, we will have to trust him. Something big will happen, like a terrorist attack or a disease outbreak, and we will all have difficulty believing him.

2/21/17 - Trump's anti-science outlook is emboldening the anti-vaccine movement which is threat to public health. (Source: Washington Post)

2/20/17 - Trump's recent comments about Sweden only show that he gets his information from really bad sources ... like his followers. Is he a liar or is he is simply out of touch with reality? (Source: Washington Post)

2/19/17 - Much of Trump's deputy cabinet positions have gone unfilled because he refuses to hire anyone that has ever said anything negative about him. This severely limits the pool of qualified people. (Source: New York Times)

2/18/17 - Trump's budget could axe some very popular government programs that really don't cost a lot. They include Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts and ArmeriCorps among others. (Source: New York Times)

2/17/17 - During the 2.5 years prior to the election, Trump retweeted white supremacists 75 times. He now has a white supremacist as a top advisor. He also has ties to an organization called ACT for America, a group categorized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. (Source: Washington Post)

2/16/17 - Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, steps down due to the fact that his nomination was going to be rejected by the Senate. He had a ton of problems like a history of domestic violence, having an illegal alien as a maid and ... oh ya ... the fact that he hates labor. (Source: Washington Post)

2/15/17 - Trump campaign aides were in contact with Russia a year before the election. This amidst the fact the allegations that Russia hacked the DNC around the same time is very troubling.  Meanwhile Russia tests a land missile violating an international treaty and the White House is quiet about it.  His buddy, Putin, can do no wrong. (Source: New York Times)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017

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