Here’s something that Donald Trump spoke out loud in front of a television camera yesterday:
BAIER: Kim Jong Un is "clearly executing people."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2018
TRUMP: "He's a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, tough people, and you take it over from your father … if you could do that at 27-years old, I mean, that's 1 in 10,000 that could do that." (via FOX) pic.twitter.com/R8FfkREDYX
Donald Trump is expressing admiration for a man who executes his political enemies, while at the same time, Donald Trump is calling the press our country’s biggest enemy.
So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Meanwhile, Trump also expresses admiration for Vladmir Putin, a man that murders both journalists and political enemies. Trump, however, believes that he’s friendly enough with Putin to ask him to do a solid for him. Here he is on why he thinks Russia should be in the G-7:
“I’m not for Russia, I’m for the United States, but as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others and we were having dinner the other night in Canada, I could say ‘Would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Syria?’ ‘Would you do me a favor, would you get out of Ukraine? You shouldn’t be there. Just come on,”
Trump also frequently expresses admiration for the President of China, Xi Jinping. China’s media is controlled by the Communist propaganda department.
And yet, at the same time, Trump has an increasingly strained relationship with Canada, Germany, the UK, and France — you know, democracies with a free press. He’s also beefing up security on the Northern border.
So, to sum: Donald Trump is allying himself with brutal dictators who execute political enemies and journalists, and who are hostile to the free press, while our relationships with other democracies are deteriorating. Meanwhile, he’s building “tent cities” — or internment camps — for migrant children. Politicians and journalists are not permitted to view the living conditions inside warehouses that currently keep children inside for up to 22 hours a day, although once these tent cities are built, thousands of kids will get to spend all day outside, in 95 to 100-degree temperatures.
Some will almost certainly die.
Meanwhile, the President’s party is threatening those who go against Donald Trump.
Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 14, 2018
Make of all that what you will, but I will say this: If we do not cultivate some real opposition to Donald Trump — and soon — this country is in a fuckton of trouble.
Hey if any Republican is uncomfortable with an explicit threat from the national party Chair feel free to join a temporary alliance with the Dems to save the country and we can go back to fighting each other later.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) June 14, 2018