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Cyclist gives Donald Trump the middle finger

This is what, We The People, have to say to Donald Trump:

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A woman was spotted following Donald Trump around on a bike waving her middle finger Getty

Pool re Trump motorcade: “Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger. The motorcade had to slow and the cyclist caught up, still offering the finger.”

“POTUS’s motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3.12pm, passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign. Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger.”

Puerto Rico Crisis: Trump attacks San Juan mayor over hurricane response

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President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack Saturday morning on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for “poor leadership ability,” saying she and others in Puerto Rico “want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” the President wrote on Twitter. “… Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”

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The President again praised the federal government’s response on the island, which is grappling with the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria, saying the 10,000 federal workers there were doing a “fantastic job.”
“The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job,” he wrote. “Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.”
Yulín Cruz tweeted shortly after Trump, saying that the only goal was “saving lives.”

Lebron’s Trump Response Gets 752% More Support Than Trump’s Tweet

As most of us know, President Trump has been on the offensive when it comes to lebron-300x162professional athletes this week. Whether it was his brutal attack on the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell for standing up for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and allowing players to take a knee during the National Anthem, or his attack on Golden State Warriors’ Guard Stephen Curry for deciding not to attend the White House, Trump seems to be losing the battle.

At least this certainly is the case on social media, particularly Twitter, where celebrities and athletes have responded to Trump’s attacks with insults of their own directed at our 45th President. Perhaps the most notable of these came, when Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Lebron James responded to Trump’s tweet about Stephen Curry, in turn receiving much more attention and notoriety from social media than Trump’s original tweet did.

It all started with President Trump tweeting:

“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

This tweeted ended up getting approximately 61,000 retweets and 191,000 likes on the social media platform. However, it appears as though Twitter users, by far, supported Lebron James’ response. That response read:

“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

The tweet was retweeted over 595,000 times with approximately 1.3 million people liking it. That’s about 752% more support than Trump’s original. Another words, Trump’s original tweet only received 13.2% of the support that Lebron’s response did.

Lebron James then went on to release a video statement explaining his position on President Trump and the way he is dividing our country (see below)

 

‘To Donald Trump,’ by Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and NFL Player

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link1“>Leland Melvin is the astronaut in that fabulous NASA photo with his two dogs. He is an engineer and former NASA education leader, and the author of ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.’ He shared this essay with friends today, and I thought you’d like to read it, too.—XJ

To Donald Trump

I believe in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this country even though at the time they were drafted, their tenets of life, liberty justice for all and eventual freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press and petition amendment ratified in Dec 1791, only applied to a select group of people and not ones that looked like me.

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Donald Trump, I listened to your Alabama rally rant and could not believe how easily you say what you say.

We have become numb to your outlandish acts, tweets and recent retweet of you knocking down Hillary Clinton with a golf ball that you hit.

Donald Trump, your boorish and disgusting actions are not funny. They actually promote violence against women especially when your followers act out what you say.

I used to walk the grounds of UVA in Charlottesville, VA as a graduate student only to watch in horror as those same grounds became a battlefield being trod by Nazi and anti-Semitic worshippers armed with assault style weapons ready to fight to make America White again. (their words). You actually said there were nice people on both sides. People armed and ready to kill other Americans for the purpose of eradicating Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Mexicans, Asians, Latinas and even the first real Americans, Native Americans to make America Great Again were “nice people”?

Comparing this to what you say in condemnation of an unarmed black man peacefully protesting by exercising his constitutional First Amendment rights by silently taking a knee is appalling, unnerving and reprehensible.

Today, you called Colin Kaepernick “a son-of-a-bitch.”

You said he should be fired.

You are calling his white mother a bitch.

The strong contrast in language for a black man and a Nazi is very telling. Do you have any sense of decency or shame in what you say to the American people that are part of your duty to serve respectfully with dignity, presidentially?

Our National Anthem has been edited to try not to offend, because when Francis Scott Key penned the song he watched freed slaves fighting for the British and wrote this stanza:

“And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

I guess if I were a slave back then I probably would have done anything to obtain freedom from my American oppressors who were whipping, killing, raping, dismembering, hanging or releasing the dogs on people like me all under our Constitution.

In 1814 former slaves fought with the British for their freedom from their American enslavers.

Key witnessed a battle from a ship off the Maryland shore at Fort McHenry, which inspired him to write what became our National Anthem.

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I served my country not in the military, but as 1 of 362 American Astronauts that have explored the universe to help advance our civilization. Not just Americans, but all humans. I also was briefly in the NFL and stood for the National Anthem with my hand over my heart. What makes us great is our differences and respecting that we are all created equally even if not always treated that way.

Looking back at our planet from space really helps one get a bigger perspective on how petty and divisive we can be. Donald Trump, maybe you should ask your good friend Mr. Putin to give you a ride on a Soyuz rocket to our International Space Station and see what it’s like to work together with people we used to fight against, where your life depends on it. See the world and get a greater sense of what it means to be part of the human race, we call it the Orbital Perspective.

Donald Trump, please know that you are supposed to be a unifier and a compassionate and empathetic leader. If you can’t do the job then please step down and let someone else try. I pray that you do the right thing.

May God bless you.

Sincerely,

Leland Melvin
Former Astronaut and NFL Player

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At the U.N., Trump showed his total unfitness for U.S. presidency

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President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Sept. 19, 2017. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

President Trump’s speech to the United Nations again illustrates his arrogance, ignorance and disregard for what is really at stake on the world stage. (“In first U.N. speech, Trump derides Kim Jong Un as ‘Rocket Man’ and threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea,” Sept. 19)

His referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” is irresponsible. His continuous bullying tactics put the world at risk for another war. This man has clearly shown on many occasions that he does not have the ability to be an effective leader, and yet in the White House he stays.

The United States is much better than what the world sees and what we are allowing to continue.

Years from now the Trump administration will be seen for what it is: the buffoon presidency. His name will be synonymous with total incompetence.

But should Trump manage to use nuclear weapons, his very name would go down with Attila the Hun or Adolf Hitler. He would be known forever as a curse upon humanity.

If so, the only people who could have stopped him, the Republican Party, will be reduced to a footnote in history that cites the irony of having produced both the greatest American president and the worst.

President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

President Trump has made more than 1,000 false or misleading statements
In early August, the president crossed a new benchmark — over 1,000 false or misleading claims. According to The Fact Checker’s calculation, he now averages 4.9 claims per day. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

We have been tracking President Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057. (full interactive graphic can be found here.)

That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little late with this update because we have simply been overwhelmed keeping track of the deluge of claims made by the president in the later part of July. Things slowed down during the president’s “working vacation,” so we have finally been able to catch up.

At the president’s current pace, he averages nearly five claims a day. Many are repeats of claims that have been previously debunked. We also include statements that are unacknowledged flip-flops from previously held positions, such as touting new highs in a stock market that he previously derided as being a “big, fat bubble.”

More than 30 of the president’s misleading statements have been repeated three or more times.

Trump’s most repeated claim, uttered 50 times, was some variation of the statement that the Affordable Care Act is dying and “essentially dead.” The Congressional Budget Office has said that the Obamacare exchanges, despite well-documented issues, are not imploding and are expected to remain stable for the foreseeable future. Moreover, Congress has been unable to pass a law that would repeal Obamacare, making the continuation of the law Trump’s problem.

Trump repeatedly takes credit for events or business decisions that happened before he took the oath of office — or had even been elected. Forty-two times, he has touted that he secured business investments and job announcements that had been previously announced and could easily be found with a Google search. And 19 times he has boasted that he achieved a reduction in the cost of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, even though the price cut had been in the works before he was elected.

But some of the president’s repeated claims have nothing to do with policy but instead rehash discredited campaign rhetoric, such as the false charge that Hillary Clinton gave 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply to Russia or that the deputy FBI director got $700,000 from Clinton. Both claims were deemed Four-Pinocchios false in 2016. Yet Trump brought them up 11 times.

Some of Trump’s favorite claims are simply odd. Eleven times, he has said that the United States has already spent $6 trillion on “Middle East wars,” money that could have been used instead on building roads in the United States. He often suggests this is a recently calculated figure, but it combines the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (which is actually in South Asia) and then includes future obligations for veterans costs and interest on the debt through 2053.

At the six-month mark, the president was averaging 4.6 claims a day, but he has now increased his pace. At his current rate, the president won’t break 2,000 claims in his first year in office. But with five months to go, all bets are off.

Source: The Washington Post

Trump hails FAKE story of General Pershing executing 49 Muslims with bullets dipped in pig’s blood

In a speech to supporters in South Carolina, Donald Trump praised a ‘fake’ story about a US general executing 49 Muslims using bullets dripped in pigs blood.

 

Trump alleged General John Pershing ordered the shooting of Filipino Muslim resistance fighters in the “early 1900s”, MSNBC reports.

The Republican front runner said: “He took fifty bullets, and he dipped them in pig’s blood

 “And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the fifty people, and they shot 49 of those people.

“And the fiftieth person he said: ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened’. And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem, okay?”

General Pershing was an US military leader in the early 20th century who led US forces in the First World War.

This recurring myth about Pershing’s tenure as military governor of the Moros region in the Philippines between 1909 and 1913 has been rebuffed by rumour busting website, Snopes.

According to Snopes, this story has been circulated widely in different forms on the internet since the 9/11 attacks.

To loud applause, Trump added: “We better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we’re not gonna have a country, folks.

 

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