Back in August 2018, Ugandan police were called to a hotel in the center of the capital Kampala where an American citizen had assaulted and racially abused hotel employees.
Jimmy Taylor, 69, a self-proclaimed missionary, uttered a barrage of insults at Ugandans working at one of the oldest hotels in the city, the Grand Imperial Hotel. The whole spectacle was captured on video and, thanks to social media, the footage went viral and became a point of debate and conversation beyond Uganda.
Let’s hop into the way-back machine for another tweet from the Real Donald J. Trump.
Trump’s rambling, incoherent “speech” at his New Hampshire rally was his usual collection of lies and bullshit. Observers lost count of the lies, they came so fast – – but – – here are six.
Trump claims that he came from Europe. NO, he did not. He was born in Queens. As was his father. His mother was from Scotland.
Trump claims that he is already building the border wall. Lie. As of last month, according to the Dept of Homeland Security, not one mile of border wall has been built. About 50 miles of new fence has been installed, replacing old fencing.
Trump says that Democrats support executing babies after they’ve been born. Lie. He loves telling this lie to whip his adoring crowd into a frenzy.
Trump claims that 17 auto manufacturers are moving back to Michigan. Lie. There is not a single automobile manufacturer who is moving back or building new facilities in Michigan, or any other state for that matter.
Trump (once again) takes credit for the Veterans Choice program that Obama signed into law in 2014. Obama signed the bill creating the Veterans Choice program in 2014.
Trump (once again) lies about the crowd size at his rallies. He claimed that 32,000 people showed up for his rally in Michigan. The hall had a capacity of 4,400. Reporters said a crowd was outside but police estimates do not exceed 10,000.
Meanwhile, as Trump was bragging about the crowd size at his rally, Fox was showing empty seats (and bored people as well as people walking out).
President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said.
The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t serious, but Trump has mentioned it for weeks. The two people with knowledge of the presidential demand spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to reveal such White House planning.
As with many of Trump’s internal musings, aides are waiting for more direction before they decide how seriously they should look into it.
Trump wants the US to buy Greenland. Think about it.
While stock markets worldwide tumble as a result of Trump’s tariffs, trade wars and general stupidity, now, he grovels and pleads for a meeting with the Chinese leader.
And why is Trump worried about riots in Hong Kong? He’s afraid the pro-democracy movement will spread to the US.
Am I the only one who remembers back in the day when the village idiot and the President of the U.S. were two different people?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points today.
The last time the DJIA dropped 800 points in one day, Secy of Treasury Hank Paulsen literally, actually, really did get down on his knees in front of Nancy Pelosi and BEG her to pass President George Bush’s bank bailout bill.
You will not see anything like this happen today . . . because . . . there is not a single person in the White House or in the Trump administration who has a clue as to what to do. Not one. Trump’s chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow is NOT an economist. He has not a single academic degree in any discipline that has anything to do with economics. There is not a single adult in the Trump administration who has a clue as to what to do.
Trump’s entire professional life has been one failure after another. That was good as long as he was responsible only for himself.
Trump inherited $400 million from his father and turned it into six bankruptcies. He inherited a healthy, growing, improving economy from President Obama. He is now turning that economy into a disaster.
Remember those bonuses and tax cuts after the Trump Phony Tax Reform Bill of 2007? Wait, what? Bonuses and pay increases after the tax cut law? When did that happen?
The accountant who prepares my taxes and manages some of my finances indicated the so-called “pay increases” was a smoke and mirror tactic. The paycheck withholding table was modified so people will get a more money in their check during the year and less of a refund when their tax return is filed. It gave the illusion the tax cut benefited the low and middle class.