Sunday, February 5, 2017

Meet the Press on the Prez

What a week of bizarre statements and threats from our new president.  Here are four of them discussed this morning on Meet the Press.

#1 "When you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having, don't worry about it," said dt at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 2.

When I threaten to invade Mexico,
When I hang up on the Prime Minister of Australia,
don't try to stop me.  Trust me.

#2 "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice," said dt's national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Some kind of threat, an escalation of the tension between the US and Iran.

#3 "I do respect him," said dt regarding Putin during an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News aired on Sunday, Feb. 5.  But "Putin is a killer," countered O'Reilly. dt's response: "There are a lot of killers.  We have a lot of killers.  Well, you think our country is so innocent?"

Putin has done nothing worse than the US has done.  
Let's overlook his KGB record of state-sponsored killing of thousands, as well as his orders behind the murder of reporters, dissidents, and political rivals, including a poisoning this past week of a Putin critic.

#4 "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned," said dt in a tweet at 5:12 am on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Anyone in the judicial branch of government who disagrees with my travel ban does not have valid authority.

Analysis by New York Times reporter Thomas Fuller regarding Judge James Robart:

The federal judge who blocked President Trump’s immigration order is described by former colleagues and acquaintances as a “mainstream” Republican who went from a career as a highly respected corporate lawyer in Seattle to an appointment by President George W. Bush to the federal bench.

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