Insidious version of Donald Trump

 

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Donald Trump really wants to make American great again — but first, he’s trying to make us afraid.

During his acceptance speech Thursday night, the Republican nominee for president (not “presumptive” anymore — as in, we’re actually doing this) cast himself as the savior of a nation beset by crime, undeterred foreign threats and spineless leadership. And then he achieved it not using the trademark unsubtlety and braggadocio that carried him to the convention, but alternatively using language blunted just adequate to make his frightening vision acceptable to voters.

 

Read more at: Opinion: A scarier, more insidious version of Donald Trump (n.d.) http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-opinion-newsletter-donald-trump-republican-nominee-20160723-snap-htmlstory.html

91% of the Things Donald Trump Says Are False

 

trump-hands-headPoliticians running for president are graded by Politfact therefore the order runs in how you would expect it to when you are annoyed when Donald Trump is speaking. Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, has reached the base of the list with a sad 9% of true or mostly true statements. Just 9% of this things Donald Trump says are typically pertaining to the truth.

Trump lies a great deal that in 2015, Politifact awarded him the Lie of the season for numerous statements he made, because the team couldn’t select the most egregious lie. Away from 77 statements checked, 76 of these were found to become mostly false to false to pants on fire lies.

Read more at: Fact Checkers Prove That 91% of the Things Donald Trump Says Are False (n.d.)   http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/31/ninety-one-percent-donald-trump-false.html

Donald Trump doesn’t read much. Being president probably wouldn’t turn that around

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As the hero himself has trained in order to be named the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump has never read any biographies of presidents. He stated he would like to someday.
They’ve instantly to understand, he explained: “I not have. I’m always busy making a lot. Now I’m more busy, I guess, than before.
Trump’s desk is piled high with magazines, nearly all out of them with himself on their covers, and each morning, he reviews a pile of printouts of reports articles about himself that his secretary delivers to his desk. Fact is that there are without any shelves of books in his office, no computer on his desk.
Presidents have different methods of preparing to make decisions. Some read deeply, some prefer to review short memos that condense difficult issues into bite-size summaries, ideally with check-boxes at the lower of the page. But Trump, poised to become the first major-party presidential nominee since Dwight Eisenhower who had not previously held elected office, appears to have an unusually light appetite for reading.

Read more at:Donald Trump doesn’t read much. Being president probably wouldn’t change that (n.d)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-doesnt-read-much-being-president-probably-wouldnt-change-that/2016/07/17/d2ddf2bc-4932-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

Trump vs. the GOP (redux)

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Republicans are making the effort to embrace Donald Trump, but he is not so it is easy. Just a couple weeks just before the party tactics to coronate Trump as its 2016 standard-bearer along at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the presumptive nominee is staying up the infighting that has troubled the GOP’s establishment for months.

During the past 48 hours, Trump has abandoned decades of conservative orthodoxy on trade, launched into a battle using the GOP’s traditional business lobby allies and campaign financiers — like the Chamber of Commerce — and slammed his former Republican presidential rivals who have not endorsed him, saying their political careers should be over.

“They broke their word also in my view; they must never be permitted to run for public office again because exactly what did was disgraceful,” Trump said in Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, observing figures like Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed a pledge to strengthen the GOP nominee but have still to endorse him Kasich, due to his part, on Wednesday, released a note on his campaign fundraising list highlighting a poll showing him faring better on the list of the general election than Trump.

Author Resource Box CNN || Trump vs. the GOP (redux). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://m.cnn.com/politics/2016/06/30/trump-vs-the-gop-redux

Is the GOP Breaking Up Over Trump?

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The choice of a quantity of well-known Republicans to leave the party as a result of Donald Trump’s ascension to your the top of the ticket could be seen as an endeavor to help simply rebuild the party, some experts say.

Longtime conservative and political columnist George Will said he recently changed his voter registration from Republican to unaffiliated.

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson that is Republican and served under President George W. Bush wrote in an op-ed in the Washington Post why a Trump presidency is harmful to the country, declaring which he is supposed to be voting for Hillary Clinton this fall.

And Brent Scowcroft, who was the national security adviser to Republican Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, put out a statement supporting Clinton and her “wisdom and experience.” He would not mention Trump by name.

The “Never Trump” movement gathered steam throughout the primaries, and you can still find elected officials who say they support the idea. The recent announcements by party elders could also represent a rebuke of Trump’s campaign.

Resource: Is the GOP Breaking Up Over Trump? (n.d.) http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/longtime-gopers-exit-party-trump/story?id=40216952

Trump making promises that he might not keep

Featured Image -- 1043The truth is, Donald Trump has now made a very important policy statement. Introducing what he billed as an “energy plan,” Trump promised to “cancel the Paris Climate Plan.” Unlike so much of what originates from Trump on policy, this is certainly a genuinely clarifying moment, with potentially enormous long-term implications.

The near-term political consequences with this will — or should — be that there’s now no chance whatsoever that Bernie Sanders can do anything more on his way out that could imperil party unity in a fashion that makes a Trump victory more likely. I don’t believe Sanders has any intention to accomplish this, by the way, but this would theoretically render it an impossibility in his mind, as it dramatically advances the stakes for a somewhat smooth resolution of the Democratic primaries. Indeed, I believe it is likely Sanders will dsicover it because of this, too.

To have all the details on Trump’s full energy plan, read Brad Plumer’s piece. Trump would pursue a mostly standard-issue GOP agenda of “fewer regulations and much more fossil fuel production.” More important, with some reporters wondering what Trump’s actual views are on global climate change, he clarified them: he could be utterly indifferent to its existence and would roll back the main things we’re currently putting in place to cope with it.

Trump claimed that the present environmental challenges that the national government is trying to tackle are “phony.” He added that he would “rescind” the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would curb skin tightening and emissions from existing coal-fired power plants, and is key towards the U.S.’s ability to meet its commitments included in the global climate deal. He would withdraw the U.S. from participation in that global accord.

As I have reported before, there are complexities that may make it harder than expected for a Republican president — even one as masterfully competent and strong as Trump — to roll back the Clean Power Plan and/or withdraw through the Paris climate deal. However it’s possible that Trump could accomplish one or these two, which will be a significant setback.

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This deepens the contrast between Trump and Hillary Clinton. While Clinton would not be as ambitious as Sanders in tackling the climate challenge, the unalterable fact of the matter is the fact that Clinton would preserve and implement the Clean Power Plan as well as the global climate accord, and Trump would seek to reverse them both.

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