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Yesterday's twitter attack the day after his unwelcome, belittling flirtation with an Irish journalist confirms that our misogynistic president is unstable and unfit. He said he would run government like a business. Any CEO who behaved like this would have been fired months ago:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.telegrap ... place/amp/

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The difference between Trump's indiscretions and those of FDR, DDE, JFK, LBJ and WJC is that all his predecessors not only kept them behind closed doors, but acted on them as well.

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You really think he's mentally stable with the unhinged, misogynistic hateful tweets combined with the daily lies?

Today he continued the madness.

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He's not the first president to incur wrathful attacks. Check out the histories of Andrew Johnson and Warren Harding. Somehow we survived both of them, as well as the lecherous skirt-chasers.

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One journalist -- or rather, a big employer of journalists who himself avoided that profession and its formal training -- who supports Trump unequivocally is the CEO of American Media, Inc, one David Pecker. AMI publishes a group of supermarket tabloid and gossip magazines including the National Enquirer, Examiner, Star, Globe and OK! titles. He has known Donald Trump for decades, and they exhibit an enduring mutual loyalty. Pecker has covered for DT in at least one scandal, involving a woman who claimed an affair with the future president while he was married to Melania; the publisher hired her as a reporter, effectively silencing her.

Pecker urged Trump to think big long ago. "I'd tell him every time I'd see him. I'd say, 'Who cares about governor or mayor, you should be President. They love you. These people love you.' "

The National Enquirer, AMI's flagship rag, had never endorsed a political candidate before last spring, when it declared for Donald Trump. "Throughout the 2016 Presidential race, the Enquirer embraced Trump with sycophantic fervor." The magazine also ran anti-Hillary headlines like " 'SOCIOPATH' HILLARY CLINTON'S SECRET PSYCH FILES EXPOSED!" and "DONALD TRUMP'S REVENGE ON HILLARY & HER PUPPETS." It also ran pieces attacking Trump's other rivals, including the claim that Ted Cruz's father had been involved in the Kennedy assassination. The drumbeat continues since the election; headlines include "TRUMP TAKES CHARGE! SUCCESS IN JUST 36 DAYS!" and "PROOF OBAMA WIRETAPPED TRUMP! LIES, LEAKS, & ILLEGAL BUGGING."

As many a 100 million people see these front pages every week, according to the publisher. Talk about "fake news" . . .!

Now AMI is considering an offer to take over the "financially strapped" magazines of Time, Inc: Time, Fortune, and People. The assumption is that Mr Pecker would not be above influencing the coverage of President Trump by any or all of those influential publications.

This information comes from an article fortuitously appearing in this week's New Yorker magazine, written by author and staff writer Jeffrey Toobin. Their timing couldn't have been better . . .

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The irony -- the hypocrisy -- of a politician lambasting the legitimate news-media as "fake news," while employing that media to get elected and while being actively supported by the least legitimate of "news" media, namely the tabloids and gossip rags -- is surely not lost on many.

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In his own unique, psychotic way, he has declared war on the 1st Amendment, and is encouraging violence against real journalists who are trying to do their jobs.

" Annie Lowrey, a former New York Times reporter now with The Atlantic magazine, tweeted: "In seriousness, I am terrified that a journalist -- perhaps one of the many political reporters I know and love -- is going to end up dead." "

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tweets ... 55974.html

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Trump and his minions (in this case the NRA) are treading in dangerous territory by inciting violence. Watch this video the NRA is distributing: https://www.inverse.com/article/33632-n ... 41b85aaeb5

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Pelosi, Sanders, Pocahontas, Schumer, et alia are proclaiming a form of violence themselves by declaring that "thousands will die" if Obamacare is repealed. "The sky is falling" for sure ... this time.

The coarse rhetoric on both sides is reaching ridiculous extremes. To rail against one side without a nod to the other is nothing short of propaganda.

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Roderick...how can you ever seriously compare the two? One side is galvanizing voters to push for continued assess to healthcare coverage for millions of Americans and the other is spreading hateful rhetoric suggesting the NRA and their weapons is the solution. Did you watch the NRA video?

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I guess data is now also considered to be fake news.

"The story is in the data: The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained coverage across several states, one life was saved per year. Applying that figure to even a conservative estimate of 20 million losing coverage in the event of an ACA repeal yields an estimate of 43,956 deaths annually."

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I guess data is now considered to be fake news.

"The story is in the data: The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained coverage across several states, one life was saved per year. Applying that figure to even a conservative estimate of 20 million losing coverage in the event of an ACA repeal yields an estimate of 43,956 deaths annually."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/postever ... 2d0df27544

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By suggesting late last week -- on Twitter, the new UPI ? -- that Congress should simply repeal the ACA now and look for a replacement later, Mr Trump cynically dismissed the warnings of citizens from both parties, and/or revealsed his own ignorance of the issues.

"It Can't Happen Here" looms ever closer. I wonder if the outrage now is any louder than it was among those who warned of the rise of totalitarianism, eighty years ago . . .

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Aaand . . . now this:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/tru ... ted-video/

“I think that no one would perceive that as a threat,� homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said. “I hope they don’t. But I do think that he’s beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to.�


And, three days ago: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-enviro ... te-science

It's the tobacco/cancer fight all over again. It's all about corporations -- "special interests" -- versus the people. Delay, deny, sow doubt. Yuh don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see it . . .

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