If there is one thing Trump’s detractors and his supporters can agree on is that he hates facts. He gets his fragile feeling hurt and seeks revenge after even the smallest criticism. One other thing they can agree on is that he takes quick action. Unfortunately, as the president, rash action is dangerous and foolhardy. Fast action based on emotion is a display of low-level intellect.
In a statement revealing ignorance and denial, when Trump learned that gun violence in Chicago increased in 2016, he threatened to “send in the feds.” Is this an initial attempt to institute martial law, and advance his efforts to make America a fascist nation? He has already begun efforts to limit free speech by curtailing protests.
Trump watches FOX Noise and when his lying press secretary claimed that more than three million votes were cast illegally in November, and the media denounced his falsehood citing statistical proof, he is now stating that he will begin a full investigation into voter fraud, with the exception of proven interference by Vladimir Putin. He can’t bite the hand that feeds him.
Trump’s tweet would be laughable if it wasn’t so dangerous to our freedom.
“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”
Past investigations into voter fraud have proven that it occurs only .00012 percent of the time. Out of millions of votes only a handful of individuals attempted to defy the law, and all of them were at the polls. But Trump has never met a truth he couldn’t deny.
Trump acts similar to his supporters, he believes everything he sees on television. I’m beginning to think that he is illiterate; that he lacks the ability to read. Sadly, his selection of advisers, and his choices for his cabinet know less than he does about America and good government.
I no longer watch any “television news.” It is filled with misleading stories and half-truths. The media’s policy of setting very high standards for Hillary during the campaign, and extremely low standards for Trump, were appalling. I learn far more by searching for information from publications and blogs from around the world. Sources offering the truth are available, but they must be sought by the reader.
This is why I titled this blog “The Truth With No Restriction.” I am not obligated to slant the facts based on the demands of television executives or advertisers.
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By James Turnage
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