Bad. Really Bad. There are really Bad Hombres out there but Making America Safe and stopping Gun Carnage is not on the Republican / Teanutter Agenda. In fact the only provision passed into law in the first 30 days of the Trump Car Crash administration has been a provision making it easier for the mentally ill to buy guns. Not too difficult to think how well that one will work out?
Donald Trump has said his comment suggesting a terror attack had taken place in Sweden was referring to a Fox News report about immigration figures. The US President was met with bewilderment and ridicule when he told supporters about the attack during a rally in Florida on Saturday.
Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017
While alluding to past terror attacks in Europe, including in Brussels, Nice and Paris, Mr Trump told the crowd: “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.” No such incident occurred in Sweden, and Trump has since tweeted a clarification, after the country’s baffled government asked for an explanation. He said: “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 19, 2017
In fact the main thing which happened in Sweden that night was the singer Owe Thörnqvist had some technical problems during rehearsal for the singing competition ”Melodifestivalen”. However, the 87 year old singer still managed to secure victory the very next day and will be representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest which many consider an Act of Terrorism and a Clear and Present Danger to good taste and harmony. Also a horse called “Biscuit” fell into a well and was rescued.
— The Skibbereen Eagle (@theskibeagle) February 20, 2017
The other salient point is Sweden’s already low crime rate has dropped since 2005 to today, according to official statistics, somewhat negating Trump’s follow up point about what immigration has done to Sweden. Mainly what it has done is stimulate an economy with aging demographics.
We need a President who isn't a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
The United States is a violent country which spends (wastes?) more than the rest of the world combined on its gargantuan ineffective military (its last clear victory was in Grenada), which maintains a military presence in 146 other countries. A country which is violent to its own people and to the rest of the world where Defence Secretary Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and VP Pence seem to have spent their first month in office travelling the world to do U-Turns and deny Donald Trump actually meant what he said about Japan, Korea, Europe, EU, NATO, etc;
A country where 35,000 people are killed each year by gun crime, which incarcerates a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country and where most bankruptcies are due to medical expenses as poor (and not so poor) people fight to access treatment and stay alive.
As for Trump’s BIG RALLY, it was actually in front of a bussed in crowd in an aircraft hanger with the local fat redneck Sheriff telling us how guns deal with the Bad Hombres and Immigrant Melania Trump violating the Constitutional separation between Church and State by parroting the Christian Lord’s Prayer. The rest of her “speech” was toe curling, insincere, verbal floss coached within an inch of her life but as always you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! Melania is probably in an impossible position but has anybody heard from her one thought of her own?
I say we cannot continue to let Obama fly around on Air Force 1, at a cost of millions of dollars a day, for the purpose of politics & play!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2014
All this from Donald the Unready who in his first Car Crash 30 Days has run up more in travel costs in (3 weekends at Mar-a-Lago or as DT calls it “The Southern White House”) than Obama ever did in a year.
Can you smell the hypocrisy? And do you smell a shallow Salesman who is confusing movement with substance, fantasy with reality?
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