Posted by Tina
Trump held a rally in Florida on Saturday….
As expected, no matter what Trump said negative reporting would follow. Those who despise him make up their minds about what he’s communicating even before he opens his mouth…he’s just a racist xenophobe and that’s that. Likewise, his family members come under attack, despite past calls that the president’s family should be left alone. President Trump isn’t standing for fake news. Apparently Melania isn’t either. The big dog shows his teeth, while his mate seeks blessings from above. Call it a two pronged strategy to inspire higher levels of integrity in the press.
On Saturday Trump was discussing the turmoil and increased crime in European countries following the surge of refugees into nations like Germany, Sweden, and France. Trump:
“We’ve got to keep our country safe,” he said. “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.”
Trump was bashed for “misleading the people” in his remarks about Sweden. Reporters assumed he was referring to a terror attack the night before. Why would they make this assumption? Did they even bother to get a transcript of his remarks?
The President was not talking about a terror attack and certainly not about an attack that never happened. But the assumption and speculation (fake news) would make Trump look “unqualified” to be president and perhaps that was the intent. Never fear, the President explained (Tweet) that his remarks followed a report by Ami Horowitz on Tucker Carlson’s show Friday night. Horowitz asserts that Swedish officials are in denial about the negative effects of the refugee surge, including the fact that costly efforts to integrate refugees into Swedish culture simply have not worked. See an interview with Horowitz on the Stuart Varney show here.
The Horowitz documentary can be viewed here.
President Trump should be praised for using his position to bring awareness to our people. We can learn from the experiences of others. Depending on the ultimate fate of Europe, we could become the sole refuge of freedom in the future. The warning is not about refugees per se but about radicals among the refugees who are determined to use their voices and influence to install Islamic regions in the countries they invade under the cover of refugee status. The future of our free and open society depends on awareness about this very real and very dangerous problem. While Swedish officials remain dedicated to their open borders policy, and our media continues to play an activist political game, our President is serving the people, no matter how difficult to believe the message may seem.
The very gracious Melania apparently decided to make a statement of her own on Saturday when she chose to open the event with The Lord’s Prayer. Her decision garnered immediate derision on social media with activists “mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” One tweeter went “dictator” postal:
Melania starts the dictatorship rally with the Lord’s Prayer? NOT EVERY AMERICAN IS CHRISTIAN!!!! Country over party.
No, it wasn’t Dewey, unless his Twitter handle is @JaimePrimak. it could be one of his comrades. Do these intolerant ungracious people understand anything about this nations history or the meaning of freedom or tolerance? Apparently not. We have space for Islamic calls to prayer everywhere including in the halls of government, schools, and businesses but the First Lady’s choice of prayer at a rally is not to be tolerated. Remarkable and remarkably ignorant!
Fortunately the citizens that support the President and First lady were enthusiastic during the rally and very supportive of the way the pair are asserting the opinions and rights of many Americans whose voices have been blunted, criticized, violently protested and ignored for far too long.
“Trump was bashed for “misleading the people” in his remarks about Sweden. Reporters assumed he was referring to a terror attack the night before. Why would they make this assumption?”
Because that’s the most rational interpretation of his words? When someone refers to something that happened somewhere last night…we assume they mean something that happened somewhere last night. We don’t assume they mean they watched something on TV last night about something happening somewhere.
Trump is an unclear communicator because he rarely knows what he is going to say before he says it. You may be getting his intended message, but the majority of Americans aren’t. In fact I’d go further and say his message isn’t designed for the majority of Americans, but for the minority who still enjoy being conned by him.
Interesting, Brian speaks for the majority of Americans. That is a pretty good trick. I wonder how he does it.
I don’t speak for them, but I do read polls showing that most Americans disapprove of his performance so far.
Trump has been criticized by these reporters for his willingness to name Islamic terrorists and you think it’s rational for them to make this leap when he has not used these words? Astounding! That you think so adds weight to my argument that the media seeks to make him look unqualified.
You don’t know what most Americans think at any given moment but your remarks certainly reflects the arrogant attitude of most of you on the left which also ASSumes majority opinions are always in sink with their own. The last three election cycles suggest otherwise.
Related stories posted today that illustrate the hypocrisy of the left and dispute claims of “majority” opinion:
National Review, Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize, an interesting read.
The American Spectator:
It is typical and works to create that illusion of left majority opinion.
“Trump has been criticized by these reporters for his willingness to name Islamic terrorists”
He has? I haven’t seen this. I have seen him criticized for his administration making up Islamic terrorist attacks, such as claiming that Americans who were killed in Australia were victims of such when the police and parents say they were not.
And I’m not assuming that the majority doesn’t like Trump. I’m basing that on the polls. The last election cycle doesn’t prove that the majority likes Trump, as the majority did not vote for him.
Re: “…he’s just a racist xenophobe and that’s that.
You left out homophobe, Islamophobe and sexist. I bet he hates and is a threat to old people, transvestites and transsexuals too.
Probably kicks dogs and drowns kittens.
He is definitely a sexist, that one isn’t even arguable given his treatment of women. I haven’t seen much evidence that he’s a racist, though he appealed to them pretty strongly with his comments about Mexicans. I also haven’t seen any evidence that he is homophobic or transphobic, and in fact he seems less hostile to these groups than many other Republicans. Islamophobic? He spread the lie that he saw thousands cheer 9/11 in New Jersey, said that Mrs. Kahn “probably wasn’t allowed to speak,” and routinely inflates and exaggerates the scope of Islamic terror, to the point where he has called events Islamic terror that were in fact not. I think the label “Islamophobic” is fair.
He isn’t a sexist. He can be a rude and crude jerk, but Trump is not sexist. His hiring practices belie that. The “Islamophobic” label is a load of nonsense too and a symptom of the absurd politically correct disease of phobia over “Islamophobia.”
Hiring women does not give one a pass for constantly making sexist remarks. Don’t act like you haven’t heard them.
And whether or not you like the term “Islamophobia,” you cannot deny that claiming he saw thousands of Muslims cheering 9/11 in New Jersey was a lie meant to demonize Muslims. You can’t deny that saying “maybe she wasn’t allowed to speak” about Mrs. Khan wasn’t a bigoted stereotype.
I can. There are reports about Muslims cheering on 911.
See two videos here.
Breitbart posted video from a local NJ CBS 911 report (see video):
Discussion at Frontpage Magazine:
Trumps remark about Mrs. Khan could be seen as respectful. Given the religions known restrictions on women and some Muslims adherence to those restrictions he was not about to assume she would.
How would anyone know?
How arrogant of you to assume this woman didn’t remain silent in deference to her husband! Not all cultures and religions are alike.
And isn’t that one of the reasons we attempt to have this discussion? There are serious questions about assimilation. You can’t hide behind PC and fake definitions and word restrictions forever. One day you will need to grow up and communicate like a real honest to goodness adult.
Trump calls all of you out every time he opens his mouth…and the country is loving it.
“I can. There are reports about Muslims cheering on 911.”
But there are no reports of thousands doing so, nor was this ever shown on TV. And nothing you provided supports that. Trump was lying to spread fear of Muslims.
Your assertion that Trump engaged in a bigoted, stereotypical assumption toward Mrs. Khan out of respect is some quality spin. Kellyanne Conway would be proud of that one. Are you?
Since he has been in office, President Trumps primary goal has been to rebuild America. President Trump is looking out for all Americans, and our country, including those that do not support him
And he done so and has not disgraced us by performing an apology tour, so a verbal miscue from Trump I can accept, verse the groveling when Obama openly disrespected all of America.
Trumps current speech patterns are going to take some getting use to, but it refreshing to hear a elected tell it like it is, and cut the PC BS.
Yes Trump could have said something like “as I heard it reported last night regarding Sweden’s problems”, that would have made this a non issue, but he misspoke. Yes it was a error, but it is nothing as far as I am concerned when compared to Obama who should have stood upright like a POTUS instead of bowing and asking for forgiveness in Americas name.
Good point Harold!
Trump is a public figure but not a trained public speaker. He thinks very fast and sometimes speaks in incomplete sentences, especially at an event like a rally.
He would be wise to learn to slow his thought processes down. If all was well in the world polish might be high on his priority list…and mine. But all is not well in the world. The world he inherited is a real mess and it will take dedication and determination to repair and restore things to better function.
I prefer he concentrated on fixing the tax code, repealing and replacing Obamacare, getting criminal aliens out of our country and improving conditions at the border and in our immigration system. I prefer he concentrate on ending ISIS and, apparently, a suddenly stronger al Qaeda. I prefer he concentrate on renegotiating trade deals and creating conditions that get our citizens working again!
Harold the left loved LBJ, a big, crude, blow hard kinda guy from Texas. Even though they turned on him because of Vietnam they still admire the man. Selective outrage is a game they play. Americans are waking up to the game. Watching as businesses die and being out of work for more than a year will do that.
“(Irony Alert) This can’t be right! Everyone knows that Sweden is a land of Nordic peace and tranquility, a land that welcomes one and all to share its yearly travail of light deprivation and reindeer pie.
This must be a mistake. If this were true then the accusations of Trumps’ mental instability might lose credibility … pl”
My thoughts? Well, as nothing of any moment had happened in Sweden the night before, I think we were all correct to go … huh? This is just … yet more … of the man spouting off the top of his head stuff he did not understand correctly in the first place. That is extremely irresponsible, particularly in a President.
More of my thoughts? This man is a flaming pain, any which way you care to consider it. I mean, you all was getting yourselves in a snit over the O-man’s couple of vacations a year. This extravagant dweeb has gone golfing at the “Winter White House” twice this month.
And let’s not even talk about what the kids are getting up to:
If Paul & Mitch go ahead and gut the corporate tax rate, who’s gonna pay for all this?
Three guesses … suckers. Either that, or they’ll just let the deficit balloon … has did Reagan, and Bush I; Clinton got it down a bit, and then Bush II ripped the lid off, Kabooommee, … again. You don’t learn, do you?
Obama’s vacations were different, Libby. Those were socialist vacations. Possibly even Kenyan anti-colonialist vacations!
Obama doubling the debt doesn’t count? That’s a good one.
The Obama’s had plenty of occasion’s when secret service duties were doubled. Every time Michelle went to Hawaii or some other location ahead of her husband for instance they required separate teams AND two planes.
Obama’s vacations and travel were excessive and costly compared to ALL previous presidents (2014 article):
More from a 2013 Newsmax article:
The Obama’s did very little, if anything, to save the taxpayers money…especially when it came to their entertainment. They’ve set quite a precedent…a stupid, thoughtless precedent.
Her is an on the ground eyewitness report from a citizen blogger in Sweden who lives in a suburb heavily populated with refugees migrants from the ME:
The liberals who post here don’t want to talk about it…totally PC and adolescent.
“Almost every evening cars are set on fire and police officers are attacked by criminal gangs.”
This is almost certainly a lie.
“Obama doubling the debt doesn’t count? That’s a good one.”
In cleaning up BushCo’s mess? … yes … he get’s to take a pass. You have the shortest and most selective memory on God’s Earth.
And what’s this got to do with a comparison of work habits? Somebody was quite diligent, and somebody most certainly is not.
Come on Libby, Bush warned Barnie Frank every year to do something and Old Barnie was as stubborn and ignorant as you and did nothing.
Bill Clinton set the stage, Jamie Gorrelic and others at Fannie et al played the game for all it’s worth, and Barnie failed to take steps to secure the nation before it was too late and the house of cards came tumbling down. It was all working from legislation and regulations the /democrats loved and defended as part of their civil rights programs…what a sham!
Then you idiots elected the one person who would do little that was positive to right the ship but instead created draconian, job killing, industry killing regulations and focused mainly on a pet project, Obamacare, the next leg in the socialist transformation of America. Once the ACA passed he spent the rest of his time making sure America was crippled and divided and the ME blew up into a horror show.
Man you do have some cheek!
I would beg to differ that Good Old Barnie and his cronies were ignorant. I firmly believe they knew exactly what was happening and were all for it because it benefited them in many ways. Pizzagate? There is not a corner of he77 hot enough for the likes of them.
Right. That would be Barney, not “Barnie”.
Note to spellcheck—I’m tired of your shirt.
What the hell did Barney have to do with Lehman Bros going under? That was The Shrub’s choice ! His choice !
What the hell planet do you people live on?! Does the acronym AIG ring any sort of bell with you (I’m sorry … but it is what it is) mental defectives !
“What the hell did Barney have to do with Lehman Bros going under? ”
Don’t play dumb Libby. We’ve been through the entire history of stupid decisions and lack of effective regulations that led to the housing debacle and financial crisis. it began with Carter, Bill Clinton expanded it, Barney Frank was warned repeatedly that he needed to do something (Head of the Ways and Means Committee) about out of control lending practices and a growing and dangerous bubble and he refused to heed them…YOU HAVE SEEN IT ON TAPE!
See Fox report here!
People with an actual interest in what happened to Lehman Brothers can read about it here:
The same arrogant stubborn thinking that kept Barney Frank from making changes in banking regulations were alive and well in Lehman Brothers bankers…they had several chances to change course and chose to ride the dangerous wave.
You think me a mental defective with the selective thinking of a complete mental defective.
Irish Times, “Why Lehman Brothers was allowed to fail” offers further incite:
Fortune, “Fed transcripts: Bernanke chose to let Lehman fail”
More commentary from your beloved PBS.
Your ignorance may outweigh your arrogance…it’s a close toss up.