Recent Donald Trump Commentaries

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I Didn’t Say That
When it comes to honestly reporting the facts to the American public, I’ve given up expecting Trump to deviate from his past behavior. While the President continues to walk on water to his base, the rest of us know that he continues to contradict and flat-out lie about his own statements. Washington Post reporter JM Rieger put together a video...
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April 22, 2020
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Worst Case Scenario
In his 1922 book, Public Opinion, journalist and political commentator Walter Lippmann “…argued that modern mass communication created ‘pseudo-environments’ that thwarted the ability of the average citizen to make political judgments based on facts.” To say Lippmann was ahead of his time is a master understatement, but even the keenly perceptive Lippmann could never have foreseen a tweetaholic in the...
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February 26, 2020
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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
“I am an innocent man. Oh, yes I am, an innocent man.”  – Billy Joel Fresh from his Vindication Tour, Trump quickly pivoted to his Vindictive Tour. Those he deemed disloyal for testifying about the truth of Trump’s “deal” with Ukraine’s Zelensky have, not surprisingly, moved to the top of the president’s enemies litst: * Lt. Col. Vindman, the National...
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February 17, 2020
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Now We Know
After all the denials and a White House dream team of TV star lawyers who have stated in their opening arguments on Saturday that President Trump’s purpose in withholding aid to Ukraine had not been conditioned on an investigation into former Vice-President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and other Democrats, The New York Times reports (Jan. 26) that the president...
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January 27, 2020
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Fast and Loose
As a New York Times editorial (Jan. 3), cogently puts it: “The real question to ask about the American drone attack that killed Major General Qassim Suleimani was not whether it was justified, but whether it was wise.” Several years ago at Christmas time, I gave some money to a homeless man sitting in front of the local post office....
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January 6, 2020
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House of Cards
“So, he’s going to do the investigation?” – President Donald Trump, in a phone call to Gordon Sondland in Ukraine Why is this man smiling? Gordon Sondland, the man literally in the middle of the president’s impeachment inquiry, appears happy as he walks to a joint House committee not long ago. How will he feel walking to the House Intelligence...
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November 18, 2019
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The Choice Before Us
It’s no longer about right vs. wrong; it’s about Democrat vs. Republican. It’s not about looking at the facts; it’s about looking at the latest tweet from the president. It’s not about loyalty to the Constitution; it’s about loyalty to a corrupt president and his die hard base. That’s Washington, in a nutshell. What’s missing from that curt analysis is...
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November 4, 2019
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The “Witch Hunt” Papers
It doesn’t take a CIA analyst to discern President Trump’s meaning in reading the notes of a conversation between the himself and Ukraine President Zelenskyy on July 25 of this year. In fact, all it takes is basic English skills. After congratulating Zelenskyy on his election win, Trump begins with an obvious “set-up.” “I will say that we do a...
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September 26, 2019
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Here We Go
Well, it’s the bottom of the ninth, two outs. Time to bring in the top gun! For roughly five hours, all media will be consumed by the testimony of Robert Mueller sitting before two House committees. Here’s what the president said yesterday about former federal prosecutor/FBI chief Robert Mueller and his report. “There’s a lot of conflicts, he’s got. He...
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July 24, 2019
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The Echo of Fascism
“SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK!” We’ve heard it all before. “LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!” You may laugh it off, but this is what fascism sounds like. Don’t be fooled just because there are no tanks in the streets or brown shirts running around arresting people. Fascism,  » Read more about: The Echo...
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July 22, 2019

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