Thursday, July 30, 2020

Trump the Disaster: After less than four years of Trump the only things America leads in are death and devastation

Mod: Pretty good rundown of the numerous failings of the current president. In case you were wondering why he really wants to delay the election.

Trump The Disaster: After less than four years of Trump, the only things America leads in are death and devastation (Daily Edge link): Meidas Touch is out with a new ad—airing in Texas, no less—that slams Trump as a “disaster,” hitting him hard for mocking the disabled, praising racists, attacking the military, protecting criminals, sympathizing with child sex traffickers, and even attacking the Portland Moms.

But 30 seconds just isn’t enough to explain all the ways Trump is destroying America. After three and a half years of Trump’s utter incompetence and non-stop corruption, the USA has become both a laughing-stock and a disaster zone. In a new analysis of 35 OECD countries, America ranks a humiliating 34th out of 35 for raising a family, earning ‘F’ grades for Safety, Cost, and Time factors, with a D- for Health.

Beyond what’s covered in the Meidas Touch ad, here are 10 more examples of Trump’s broken promises and colossal failures:

1. Instead of the jobs he promised, Trump has presided over one of the worst economic disasters in American history. Since he became President, Factcheck noted on 17 July: 7.8 million jobs have been lost — including 7,100 coal mining jobs and 274,000 manufacturing jobs.

2. Instead of the “phenomenal” healthcare and insurance for everybody that Trump promised, we have an out-of-control pandemic caused by a total failure in public health leadership, surging hospitalization rates, a growing death toll—and the introduction of Trump death panels.

3. Instead of reducing the $19.9 trillion debt he inherited to zero within 8 years like he promised, Trump’s broken promises and failed policies ballooned the annual deficit and sent the total debt soaring to $24 trillion in his first three years. The Trump Crash of 2020 has exploded the debt further, to the current $26.5 trillion.

4. Instead of the “skyrocketing” 6% economic growth Trump promised that his tax giveaway to corporations and the already-wealthy would deliver, we are experiencing an 8% crash in GDP—even as Europe and Asia, under more competent leadership, suffer far less.

5. Instead of protecting Medicare and Social Security, Trump announced on Fox News in early March (i.e. even before the crash), that those programs would be cut if he won re-election. If Republicans retain power in 2021, it’s a given that those cuts will be even more brutal than Trump imagined just a few months ago.

6. Instead of making our cities safer, especially for minority communities, Trump has doubled down on racist rhetoric and racist policies—while failing to contain a deadly and economy-crushing pandemic. All of which has set the stage for the worst social unrest and urban crime statistics in years. Under Obama, Trump blamed violence in cities on the President. In 2020, he says the buck stops elsewhere.

7. Instead of the cleanest air and water, Trump has delivered environmental devastation—with deregulation that benefits corporate polluters while hitting vulnerable populations especially hard. As the New York Times reports, these rollbacks “could significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions and lead to thousands of extra deaths from poor air quality each year, according to energy and legal analysts.” While most of the world agrees we need urgent action on climate, Trump has delivered the opposite: polluted waters, dirty air and extreme heat, all contributing to an increase in wildfires, hurricanes and other dangerous weather events.

8. Instead of rebuilding manufacturing like he promised, Trump’s idiotic trade wars and tariffs plunged the US manufacturing sector into a recession for all of 2019, setting the stage for the Trump Recession which began in February of this year. As noted above, more than a quarter of a million manufacturing jobs have evaporated since Trump took office.

9. Instead of protecting “the gays” like he promised he would, Trump has waged an all-out war on the LGBTQ community in schools, in healthcare, in housing, in the workplace, in the judiciary, and around the world. According to Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David: “The Trump-Pence administration is the most virulently anti-LGBTQ administration in decades.”

10. Instead of fighting corruption, Trump has abandoned any pretense of draining the swamp. He’s just filling it with bigger reptiles. As Robert Weissman, the president of ethics watchdog Public Citizen puts it, “One of the overarching narratives of the Trump administration is the total handover of the levers of government to corporations, and particularly the empowering of corporate representatives to oversee the very companies they worked for.” Even the worst pandemic in 100 years didn’t slow down Trump’s relentless self-dealing, emoluments and ethics abuses.

The list could, of course, go on. Because the reality is Trump has failed America every way imaginable. November can’t come soon enough. But it’s still a long way off. Trump’s attacks on the Constitution and our democracy will only escalate.

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54 comments:

  1. Trump floats delaying the election, but he can't do that

    While states have the authority to delay their primary elections, only Congress can change the date for the general election for president.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-suggests-delaying-2020-election-n1235300

    The poor thing is losing, and he can't take it.

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    1. The president's conspiracy theories and personal vendettas aren't just unseemly. They're getting in the way of solving the country's actual problems.

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    2. Trump didn't come to drain the swamp, he came to drain the Treasury.

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    3. U.S. records a coronavirus death every minute as total surpasses 150,000

      https://news.trust.org/item/20200730001802-03zgs

      Presidential incompetence kills.

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    4. Has Marco Rubio posted a picture of Ben Carson to honor Herman Cain's passing yet?

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    5. Fool Trump obviously isn't aware that under the Constitution if an election isn't held before the end of his term Nancy Pelosi becomes president on Jan 20.

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    6. Madam President Pelosi. Sounds perfect.

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  2. Trump’s Retreat From Germany Is a Victory for Putin

    Pulling U.S. troops from Europe won’t save any money but it will make America less safe.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-06-22/trump-s-retreat-from-germany-is-a-victory-for-putin

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  3. Bang the drum slowly and watch the RAT (djt) drowned in his own lies, in a out house in 2020.

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  4. Sign the petition and get rid of two more undemocratic problems in America in 2020.
    https://action.endcitizensunited.org/sign/PET-Impeach-Kavanaugh-q12019-a?source=MS_AD_D-PET_2020.07.27_X_OATH_INT__X__eyJjcmVhdGl2ZSI6IlBlcmp1cnkiLCJhdWRpZW5jZSI6IkltcGVhY2hLYXZhbmF1Z2gifQ

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  5. You have seen this displayed a tendency already?
    Just watch as more and more mentally damaged Congressional people (republicans) start acting out in bazaar manners and drawing more attention to themselves (to set up a insanity plea) before the authorities arrest them.
    News people are having a field day with those who do act up and make them more obvious to (djt).

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  6. Don't worry there are so many surprises waiting for this fool (djt). Lawsuit Charging Trump Family with Pyramid Scheme Will Be Publicly Litigated.
    Apr 10, 2020, The Trump family has lost a massive legal fight in federal court that sought to keep details of a racketeering and conspiracy lawsuit against the family a secret. The claims against President Trump and his adult children will now likely be litigated publicly. The class action suit was originally filed in October 2018, alleging the Trump family and their family-owned business promoted and endorsed a multilevel marketing, or pyramid scheme, called ACN Opportunity, LLC. Plaintiffs describe the failed enterprise as a “get-rich-quick scheme” that forced victims to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars under the false promise of success.

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  7. (djt) has invented a new way of telling time?
    Reuters has a story out this evening that Covid-19 deaths in the US have reached the one every minute rate. Add that to the lists of reasons why everyone hates Trump.
    https://www.democracynow.org/2020/4/10/headlines/covid_19_patients_dying_every_minute_in_the_united_states_epicenter_of_the_pandemic

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  8. U.S. economy has worst quarter on record, contracts at record 33% rate
    https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/u-s-economy-has-worst-quarter-on-record-contracts-at-record-33-rate/
    U.S. economy has worst quarter on record, contracts at record 33% rate | KTLA
    The U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter — by far the worst quarterly plunge ever — when the viral outbreak shut down businesses, throwing tens of ...
    ktla.com

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    1. U.S. economy suffers titanic 32.9% plunge in 2nd quarter and points to drawn-out recovery

      https://www.marketwatch.com/story/economy-suffers-titanic-329-plunge-in-2nd-quarter-gdp-shows-and-points-to-drawn-out-recovery-2020-07-30

      Couple that with a now national debt of $27 trillion and you have a real financial disaster.

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  9. Herman Cain 74 years - RIP.

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    1. ‘Murder or suicide’: Trump faces immediate backlash for Tulsa rally after Herman Cain dies of COVID

      https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/or-trump-faces-immediate-backlash-for-tulsa-rally-after-herman-cain-dies-of/

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  10. Attorney General William Barr was once widely respected. Thanks to Trump, not anymore.

    Barr's repeated interventions in the Justice Department in support of Trump’s political goals have blackened what was once a sterling reputation.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/13/roger-stone-commuted-sentence-william-barr-donald-trump-column/5424112002/

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    1. nah. As much as I don't like Trump, Barr did this to himself. He could've held himself to the standards to which he agreed when he took the job. He's just become way to fat and proud of himself and fancies himself smarter, more powerful, and better than everyone else. Trump didn't make him that way.

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  11. FACTS about voting:

    1. Trump doesn't have the power to delay the election

    2. Only .00006% cases of mail ballot fraud out of total ballots cast over past 20 years

    3. 16 top Trump officials voted by mail

    4. Trump waging unprecedented campaign to undermine free & fair elections

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  12. This is the legacy (djt) has left America and the World in 2020. And with a cheerful departure, America says goodbye and good reddens to that walking talking pile of Anti-Christ trash. God Bless America and send him (djt) back to Satan. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/10-facts-you-must-know-about-recessions?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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  13. Herman Cain Dead at 74 from COVID, Attended Trump Tulsa Rally, you mean the (djt) death rally in 2020. https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/30/herman-cain-dead-dies-74-sick-covid-19-attending-trump-rally/

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  14. Let me tell you all about another (djt) stooge, that is killing America. 'A Trump stooge': Lincoln Project takes aim at Republican Susan Collins for not speaking out against president (djt) or commonly known as Ding-Dong the great. https://news.yahoo.com/trump-stooge-lincoln-project-takes-181800371.html

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  15. Worst fer crap reality tv show in America’s history. The Kardashians with nukes.

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  16. Lindsey Graham ad shows Black opponent Jaime Harrison with digitally darkened skin tone

    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s campaign posted a Facebook ad last week featuring an image of his Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison — who is Black — with a digitally darkened skin tone.

    The image, which was originally published in the New York Times, relocates Harrison from a brightly-lit professional background to a dark background that is nondescript. Harrison, whose skin is noticeably darker, is juxtaposed with comedian Kathy Griffin, who is white and has red hair. Another more faint image of Harrison floats above her head.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/lindsey-graham-ad-shows-black-opponent-jaime-harrison-with-digitally-darkened-skin-tone/

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  17. Obama eulogy at John Lewis' funeral EXCELLENT!!!

    DO GO TO YTUBE IF YOU MISSED IT....

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  18. I have an idea. Let's hold the election SOONER!

    We know the Russians are going to attack.

    We know Dump will not accept the results.

    He's doing this country more harm every day he occupies the White House.

    What are we waiting for? Holding the election tomorrow could save thousands of American lives.

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    1. Yeah True! I'm pretty sure everyone has made up their mind which way they are voting so why wait? And if they haven't made up their minds.. well, wtf is wrong with you??

      lets get started early so the results are ready on or before Nov. 3. Great idea!

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  19. MAGA Scorecard --- Death, Devastation and don’t forget Debt!

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    1. and if we could measure anxiety and sadness in some sort of quantifiable unit, it'd probably be some for the history books.

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  20. People shouldn't feel so sorry for Herman Cain. He was an adult who decided to follow the devil.

    A few weeks ago Cain tweeted this about the Trump rally he was about to attend:

    "Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!"

    How many people did Herman Cain help kill and injure with statements like that?

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  21. MSNBC just reported that the White House sent NO ONE to represent the administration at John Lewis's funeral. Graceless and hateful.

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    1. Shameful. Were flags lowered in D.C. ?
      The GOP is going to have to maneuver more manipulation of votes to remain in office. Would be surprised if
      the Presidential election is not contested or cause for lawsuits.

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    2. We've learned the democratic way...vote early and vote often!

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    3. Best two word summary of all trump's administration represents: graceless and hateful.

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  22. Is this the greatest quote of all time by an unnamed "senior administration official"?

    "When he started doing [press conferences] again, my thought was, 'Oh, great, this fucking shit again.' And now we're all talking about demon ejaculation."

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213830910

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  23. @JGHertzler

    Replying to @realDonaldTrump

    Universal Mail-In Voting & Absentee Voting IS THE SAME THING.

    Changing the date of the election REQUIRES a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT!!!

    150K+ Americans are dead.

    17M unemployed

    Economy is devastated

    You are grossly incompetent. RESIGN.

    #TrumpIsNotWell

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  24. Anyone know why Trump didn't visit John Lewis as he lay in state?

    Was there a Klan rally he couldn’t get out of?

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    1. he was like my kid... glued to his phone

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  25. Steven Calabresi, a co-founder of the Federalist Society who voted for Trump and every GOP nominee since 1980, says his tweet on delaying the election “is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment” and removal from office.

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  26. What a unhappy hoe this one? Maybe there will be mention of other's ho havem't been found out yet or exposed? Ghislaine Maxwell files emergency appeal to block release of deposition on her sex life. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/ghislaine-maxwell-files-emergency-appeal-to-block-release-of-deposition-on-her-sex-life/ar-BB17nWvK?li=BBnb7Kz

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  27. Cry baby republicans are just plain stupid om 2020
    Pelosi says House members who refuse to wear masks will be thrown out
    https://news.yahoo.com/pelosi-says-house-members-refuse-065519735.html

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  28. Well trump said he wanted to be number one, well he is, number one in corona virus cases, and number one in deaths, and yet FOOLS still support this asshole, please tell me why and what he has done in the last 3.5 years, some of you no longer have medical insurance and yet you still follow this MAD Man.

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  29. The world is going round and round. Families file first wave of COVID-19 lawsuits against companies over worker deaths. Coronavirus victims and their families allege workplaces failed to protect them, including Safeway, Walmart and Tyson; employers said they took appropriate steps to combat the virus. The cases are part of an unfolding liability threat facing U.S. companies as many look to resume operations.

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  30. U.S. lets ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen publish book while serving sentence at home July, 2020. https://news.trust.org/item/20200730174309-vif6f

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  31. Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Michael Brown’s death, July 2020. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Prosecutor-Charging-decision-upcoming-in-Michael-15447100.php

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  32. Why would President Trump attend the Lewis funeral he was not liked by Lewis in so much as Lewis made that clear again the President was not invited.
    It was sad enough that all the t.v. stations were not available because of over coverage for a guy that made history by walking with MLK and nothing beyond that historic day, thank goodness for streaming so we could watch anything else but that all day service.

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    1. Have you condidered why Trump wasn’t invited to Lewis’s sevice? Why wasn’t he invited to Barbara Bush’s service? Or John McCain’s?

      The answer is Trump is an asshole that nobody wants around.

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    2. Lewis did not attend Pres. Bushes innaugration but Bush did come to Lewis' funeral. Eloquence comes in many forms.

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    3. Looking forward to two possibiities: landslide election of President Biden or interum president according to the US Constitution: Madam President Pelosi.

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    4. Yeah, 6:15, I remember Kennedy's funeral service was on every station and I remember being disappointed that there were no cartoons on for 3 year old me to watch. Nice to see that at least one other 3 year old mind thinks the same way.

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    5. 9:51 - Trump was specifically told to stay away from Barbara Bush and John Lewis's funerals. What kind of scumbag do you have to be to get banned from funerals?

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  33. Where King went trouble followed.

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