I am so sick of the republican President Donald Trump getting away with destroying what is great about this country but which is everything he hates. What my Mom a native Italian loved about this already great country was that anyone could come here from anywhere and with little on their back but here in the USA, they could make something of themselves. These are brave souls who have overcome more than anyone would want to imagine to where they are willing to work unbelievably hard at multiple jobs to make a better life for themselves and their families. They don’t take this opportunity for granted. Before long, their children have multiple degrees to where they are contributing to the creative fabric of the American culture.
They are part of what makes this country great but there are those who support President Trump who act in fear of welcoming even legal immigrants who comprise the engine helping to drive this great country. The vast majority of immigrants do not come to the USA to commit crimes, to live off of government assistance and to join M13 gangs like our US president keeps alleging. The facts, evidence, studies belie his lies, but he keeps getting away with spreading his hateful rhetoric.
The truth is that most backers of President Trump are not appreciative of the diversity of our peoples and how this is what enables it to become an even greater nation. While most of us want to move forward, President Trump and his followers want to retreat into a past that will leave this country behind our competitors.
Why doesn’t the press call out our president out more on his harmful lying ways?
Read Paul Krugman’s entire rant below as he asks the press this question:
It’s normal to feel that people you disagree with politically are offering bad solutions to our problems. But Trump has brought something new: his policy agenda is almost entirely directed at problems we don’t have — problems that exist only in his warped imagination 1/
– A wave of violent crime by undocumented immigrants
– Massive illegal voting by the same
– Massive Canadian tariffs against US goods
– Conspiracy by the Elders of Zion to take over the world
OK, he hasn’t actually gone after point #4, but give him time 2/
Journalists obviously have a hard time coping with all of this. They’re afraid to say that the president is completely out of touch with reality — that sounds “unbalanced.” So, all too often, they pretend that he’s talking about something real 3/
This amounts, in practice, to huge pro-Trump bias: you’re bothsidesing a debate where one side isn’t even wrong, just completely insane And the other dodge — instead of talking about the substance, talk about how it’s playing with Real Americans in diners — is just as bad 4/
This past weekend starting on the 8th of June 2018, President Trump attended the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada attended by leaders from around the world, some of which the president has imposed tariffs. Needless to say, some of these leaders called president to task for enacting these tariffs on the basis of US national security interests.
While present President Trump had agreed to sign off on a consensus agreement with all the other leaders. But as soon as he was in the air on the way to Singapore for his scheduled June 12, 2018 tête-à-tête with the N Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, he changed his mind to where he tweeted that he did not intend to join in the signing. He blamed the host of the summit by tweet, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for daring to announce that Canada planned to institute retaliatory tariffs on American goods. Mr Trudeau’s office responded that he only said what Mr Trudeau had already told President Trump, both openly and in private.
In short, President Trump was too cowardly to confront his fellow leaders at the summit, and so, he waited until he was away to do renege on his commitment while blaming Canada’s Prime Minister. President Trump’s sycophant cabinet members piled on as well.
My disgust with the press, is that the president is not being adequately called out for his boorish ugly, wrong-headed behaviors.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On June 10, 2018, Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times penned the following report, “White House officials accuse Canadian leader of ‘stab in the back,’ intensifying fight with U.S. ally”
“White House officials lashed out at the leader of Canada, one of America’s closest allies, with extraordinary ferocity Sunday as they accused him of trying to make President Trump look weak heading into his summit with the leader of North Korea.”
“Two of Trump’s top economic advisors branded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a backstabber, betrayer and double-crosser who pulled a “sophomoric political stunt” that threatened to embarrass Trump before his much-anticipated meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 6/12/18.”
“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“The administration’s actions drew rebukes from Canada’s foreign minister as well as Democrats and some Republicans in Washington, including Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who on Twitter called out his party members after Navarro’s comments: “Fellow Republicans, this is not who we are. This cannot be our party.”
“The White House anger stemmed from Trudeau’s criticism of Trump’s trade policies at a news conference Saturday after the annual Group of 7 summit, which Trudeau hosted at a resort in Charlevoix, Quebec.”
“Trump left the summit early, and an administration official told reporters he had joined a lengthy communiqué from the world leaders crafted on Friday and Saturday.”
“That night, however, Trump abruptly announced via Twitter that he would not sign the joint statement, calling Trudeau “very dishonest & weak” for his trade criticism.”
“Navarro sharply criticized the G-7 final statement, referring to it as “that socialist communiqué.”
“Larry Kudlow, the director of the White House National Economic Council, offered a somewhat different account, saying Sunday that Trump agreed with the language in the communiqué, which Kudlow helped draft. The statement outlined a shared commitment to work on a variety of economic, social, environmental and security issues.”
“But Trump took offense at Trudeau’s comments, Kudlow said, and pulled out of the communiqué largely because he wanted to avoid looking weak before his summit with Kim.”
“The president “is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around… on the eve of this,” Kudlow said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“When Trudeau said that Canada would be forced to retaliate for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and would not agree to a sunset provision in a new North American Free Trade Agreement, “he really kind of stabbed us in the back,” Kudlow said.”
“We were very close to making a deal with Canada on NAFTA … then we leave and he pulls this sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption,” Kudlow said of Trudeau.” (This is a lie/ Canada has said it would not agree to 5 year sunset clause.)
“Despite Kudlow’s statement about being close to a deal, Canadian officials have said for months that they would not agree to the sunset provision that the White House has been asking for — a demand that is also unpopular with many U.S. business leaders who say that a five-year end to the agreement would inhibit long-term investment.”
“On Twitter he wrote, “The historic and important agreement we all reached at #G7Charlevoix will help make our economies stronger & people more prosperous, protect our democracies, safeguard our environment and protect women & girls’ rights around the world. That’s what matters.”
” Trudeau’s office put out a statement, asserting that “the PM said nothing he hasn’t said before” in public and to Trump.”
“The White House anger came as Trudeau did what Trump and administration officials often boast he does himself: stand up for the interest of his citizens. And Trudeau did it with less-confrontational comments.”
“Trudeau promised that Canada would go ahead with retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products on July 1 if steel and aluminum tariffs aren’t dropped.”
“I have made it clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do, because Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around,” Trudeau said.”
“Trump had used more inflammatory rhetoric, accusing the allies of taking advantage of the U.S.”
“We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing, and that ends,” Trump said. “It’s going to stop or we’re going to stop trading with them.… If they retaliate, they’re making a mistake.”
“Trade tensions are high between the U.S. and all its allies, but particularly with Canada, over Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.”
“Trump invoked a rarely used national security clause to bypass World Trade Organization rules on such tariffs.”
“Trudeau has publicly declared it insulting to call Canada a national security threat given that Canadians have fought “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the U.S. military in conflicts dating back to World War I.”
Link to article: White House officials accuse Canadian leader of ‘stab in the back