Cuban-American columnist slams Trump’s fraud on Florida supporters: He tried to make money off the Castro regime
Robert F. Kennedy's grandson revealed that he was the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on the pandemic response
Sept. 21, 2020
Excerpt: It has become clear to anyone paying attention that President Donald Trump has serious problems with people of color. But his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, revealed that it goes much deeper.
“Trump is a racist white supremacist” is a story that may as well be “water is wet,” but Cohen explained Sunday in an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that Trump has a particular issue with women of color.
“The fact is, as much as he has a disdain for Black people, he truly despises Black women because he doesn’t know how to handle them,” Cohen said. “He doesn’t know what to do.”
At a rally on Friday in Minnesota, Sharpton noted the “mostly white” crowd was one that Trump heralded for having “good genes,” meaning white genes.
Democrats’ constitutional Jiujitsu: How the party can out-maneuver and decisively vanquish Trump’s GOP
Excerpt: If Donald Trump wins reelection in November the U.S. faces the very real threat of a racist, misogynist and deadly dystopia.
That’s the rather dire warning from Dr. Judith L. Herman, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a renowned expert on the traumas of interpersonal violence. Herman is one of the authors of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”
Those experts considered a number of possible explanations for Trump’s behavior and performance as president:
“Is he a malignant narcissist? A sociopath? Is he psychotic? Cognitively impaired? Is he “crazy like a fox” or just plain crazy, i.e., when he lies constantly, does he know he’s lying, or does he believe his own lies? When he makes wild accusations and promotes conspiracy theories of the far right, is he truly paranoid, or is he consciously manipulating the media?”
Herman’s conclusion is that the answer might be “yes” to all of the above. She adds that while it may not be possible to diagnose Trump’s true state of mind, it is possible to make a professional assessment of his dangerousness.
Actually, coincidental to the disclosures about using sedition laws, came news that federal officials had been stockpiling ammunition and devices that could emit deafening sounds or singe anyone within range feel like their skin is on fire to clear Lafayette Square in Washington for that Donald Trump Bible photo op. The disclosures came in The Washington Post from D.C. National Guard Maj. Adam D. DeMarco, who led the brigade there, and filed them as a whistleblower.
Are we nuts all of a sudden as a nation or can we see this as the excess of a bad political campaign? Does Barr think we are idiots? He actually compared his own prosecutors to pre-schoolers and asserted that he and Trump are in charge, not those career prosecutors who make daily decisions in individual cases.
Barr was wrong in citing “a dozen cases” each year in which Black citizens are mistreated; there are 250 deaths at the hands of police this last year. He and Trump are wrong to deny that there are systemic elements to racism in this country and to our policing practices.
The federal sedition law is rarely invoked, and something that does not seem to fit the circumstances of the unrest in places like Portland in response to police killings of Black men. So, too, would be ordering the arrest of the Seattle mayor for allowing a protest to cool itself in that city.
Promoting sedition laws to stop protests is an extremist Justice Department policy. Barr has no business being attorney general.
Trump distorts CDC info and spreads vaccine lies because he thinks faking it is always better than doing any work
It's hardly new or revelatory to say this, but it's critical to remember the role that "The Apprentice" played in turning Donald Trump, a notoriously bad businessman with a string of bankruptcies, into an American icon of capitalist success. Everything from careful editing to set designers giving the dreary Trump Organization offices a glow-up came together to create the illusion of success where only failure and mediocrity had been before.
It was an experience so profound for Trump that he did something highly unusual: He learned something. He absorbed the idea that a well-constructed illusion of competence gets you all the benefits of being accomplished, without having to do the hard work of actually achieving anything.
Unfortunately, it was a lesson we are all paying the price for now.