Day 29 REPORTERS NOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Lies = Alternative Facts

Fake News = REAL news

People who do not agree with Trump = Enemies

Enough of the 1984 Doublespeak—I for one need reliable news and guess what folks, that does NOT include FOX. I agree that every media organization may have a “lean” to the right or to the left but a reputable source will do its best to eliminate that lean, maintain neutrality and stick to the facts. FOX for years has pandered to its base and leans so far to the right that it fell off the map of reputable news media sources long ago. When we look back to identify the divide in America, we will need to identify the role that FOX played. How it set the stage for Doublespeak and defining of “fake news”. FOX for years has played around with a role in propaganda and seems to be embracing its influence over redefining reality.

FOX news IS the fanbase that elected DT and it is the main news source of DT supporters. So denying it played a role in election outcomes or it’s role in creating the culture of the DT fan base would be denying reality.

(source from NYT, 1)

Since his campaign DT has focused on the media and what he calls failing or “fake” news and he willingly throws this term out, labeling any media outlet that does not buy into his crazy, that does not paint him the way he wants, that focuses on facts and not his administrations’ “alternative facts” –as failing or “FAKE NEWS” . In the case of CNN at the press conference this week he went a step further with a combative and vindictive approach, “Very Fake News.” Here is a transcript of the exchange:

QUESTION: Just because of the attack of fake news and attacking our network, I just want to ask you, sir…

TRUMP: I’m changing it from fake news, though.

QUESTION: Doesn’t that under…

TRUMP: Very fake news. (3)

This is not funny. His war with the media highlights a big issue. Bigger than where does he get his news (because I am pretty sure FOX & Friends is his main news source) but when he casts doubt on all other sources, his base is only exposed to what media he determines as “real”. There is no accountability and we truly become the 1984 society, Orwellian society.

His tweet yesterday—ignoring its implications is dangerous. By discrediting all sources he does not agree with or sources who do not promote his propaganda—as fake sources and now ENEMIES is fascism at its finest. It does help us normal folks, identify the news sources we should be watching NYT, CNN, NBC (he actually deleted this tweet–only to add more news sources to his enemy list). Thanks, DT.

(Source 2)

Our reporters are now our FREEDOM FIGHTERS and soldiers against the administration’s movement away from reality and the blind acceptance of the bull$*** DT, Spicer, Miller and Conway (although, she may be gone–have not seen much of her this week) are shoveling.

This week in San Antonio, Tx, at a PBS station we can see a clear example of how the administration tried to silence free press and almost succeeded (4).

“The story began with a Jan. 24 speech that Representative Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas, gave on the House floor regarding what he described as the unfair way the national media was covering President Trump. He said for instance that the media ignored highs in consumer confidence, which of course it did not. And he ended with an admonition for his constituents: “Better to get your news directly from the president. In fact, it might be the only way to get the unvarnished truth.” (4)’

Two scary things are happening here: 1) discrediting the news media, following DT’s lead and 2) suggesting his constituents get their news directly from the 1984 Big Brother aka DT. WOW! Do I smell fascism here? What other governments suggests getting news only from “the leader”? North Korea, Nazi Germany, Italy under Mussolini…..my god, did an elected public official actually suggest this? The terrifying thing is that many of DT’s followers believe it, believe that mainstream media is “fake”.

So a broadcaster, Rick Casey, picked up on the absurdity of the comment and the far reaching implications and created a commentary piece that included a reference to North Korea (which was an easy association by anyone who heard Rep. Lamar Smith’s original comment) [5]. Good ole’ Lamar got wind of the segment via Facebook and called the station manager and chief operator, Arthur Rojas Emerson and next thing you know the piece was pulled [5]. Pulled most likely for a few reasons 1) DT’s admin is pushing for defunding of PBS (more on this later) and 2) Emerson and Smith had an old working relationship (5). Thankfully when people caught wind of the cancellation Emerson ended up doing the right thing and letting it air at a later date but you can see how making decisions about what news to air based on government funding or government retribution means the news is no longer neutral and freedom of the press is revoked.

NPR released an interesting post today about a potential lawsuit by The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in Colorado (5).

“The dispute began with an opinion column in the newspaper supporting a bill that would give journalists and others greater access to public records. Scott, who represents Grand Junction and serves as assistant majority leader in the state Senate, postponed a hearing and vote on the bill (5)”

Senator Ray Scott then posted this to his Facebook page:

“The very liberal GJ Sentinel is attempting to apply pressure for me to move a bill. They have no facts, as usual, and tried to call me out on SB 40 know as the CORA bill. They haven’t contacted me to get any information on why the bill has been delayed but choose to run a fake news story demanding I run the bill (5).”

I for one, hope they do file the lawsuit or better yet, I hope CNN files a defamation lawsuit against DT and his administration–maybe go after Spicey Spicer first, the weak link. This would set a precedent and put an end to the slander… or at least try.

For now, folks, Fake News = REAL NEWS and DT’s enemies aka reporters should be recognized as the freedom information fighters that they are. Stand tall reporters, focus on the facts and do not fall prey to the propaganda that DT and his administration push. We, the public,  are relying on you. #RESIST

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ 

Resources:

1 Here’s why Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news’ succeed, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/17/heres-why-trumps-attacks-on-fake-news-succeed/?utm_term=.7aa144c72b5a

2 Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/business/trump-calls-the-news-media-the-enemy-of-the-people.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

3 Full Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/donald-trump-press-conference-transcript.html?_r=0

4 In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/business/media/trump-era-media-censorship.html

5 When A Politician Says ‘Fake News’ And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back, http://www.npr.org/2017/02/17/515760101/when-a-politician-says-fake-news-and-a-newspaper-threatens-to-sue-back

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DAY 28 WHAT IS RUSSIA UP TO?

Things I want to know:

    1. What ties did the DT admin have before, during and after the election?
    2. Did Flynn act without DT’s direction. I doubt it but I want to know.
    3. What role did Comey play in the election and its outcomes. He specifically called attention to Hillary Clinton’s emails days before the election but at the same time had knowledge of Flynn’s contact with Russia and possible violation of the Logan Act. His actions and inactions make no sense.
    4. Why did Russia deploy a cruise missile on Feb 15th which was an apparent violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty (2)?
    5. What is a Russian spy ship doing off the coast of CT–what it it’s purpose?
    6. Why are people and Congress not more concerned about the relations the admin has with Russia and the Russian attempts to test boundaries?
    7. DT does not see anything wrong with Flynn’s violation on the Logan act (he stated so in his press conference on 2/16/17– this concerns me. This was an act of treason and if DT was aware, he needs to be removed from office. So I guess the most important question is WILL CONGRESS OPEN A FORMAL INVESTIGATION into DT’s and his administrations’ Russian relations?

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ 

Resources:

1 Commentary: When the FBI confronts the White House, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fbi-trump-commentary-idUSKBN15V2SU

2 Russia deploys missile in apparent treaty violation, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/russia-cruise-missile-spy-ship/

3 Russian spy ship lurks off Connecticut coast, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/russian-spy-plane-off-connecticut-coast/

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DAY 27 BIGLY PRESS CONFERENCE

If you have not heard what a disaster DT’s Press Conference was yesterday, Feb. 16, 2017, you must be living under a rock. Even those who consider themselves DT supporters could not ignore the lunacy. We knew he was a bad speaker who could barely string two sentences together but MY GOD he clings to the electoral vote lie like a dog to a bone and he is unable to FOCUS on anything. The 75 minutes he took from us will be forever known as the CRAZIEST Presidential Press Conference ever–it was BIGLY cray cray (1).

What he did not do:

 

1) He did not stick to the task of announcing Alexander Acosta as labor secretary pick because we quickly realized that this press conference was a RANT despite DT’s claim it was not:

 

“I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you. You know, you’re dishonest people. But — but I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it.” (1)

 

The “dishonest people” just don’t know what they are watching. Good thing, he told us it was not a rant. I would have been so confused if my President did not tell me how to think or what I was seeing…insert 1984 DOUBLETHINK here. Needless to say, he did not stay on task.

 

2) He also did not provide clarity on any issue (Russia included) except for the fact that he is unstable.

 

3) He did not denounce Mike Flynn, instead he praised him??? What is wrong with this man? At a time when many American’s are calling for a formal investigation into his and his administrations’ ties to Russia, he doubles down on what he sees as the problem, the dishonest media. Make no mistake, my friends, dishonest is anyone that does not support him whether it is the news media or american citizens (remember his New Year’s Day Jeer where he calls all who voted against him “enemies”).

 

He had this to say about his pal Mikey:

 

He didn’t have to do that [resign], because what he did wasn’t wrong — what he did in terms of the information he saw. What was wrong was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room, were given that information, because that was classified information that was given illegally. That’s the real problem.

Then later when further questioned, he had this to say:

TRUMP: Because when I looked at the information, I said, “I don’t think he did anything wrong; if anything, he did something right.” He was coming into office. He looked at the information. He said, “Huh, that’s fine.” That’s what they’re supposed to do. They’re supposed to — he didn’t just call Russia. He called and spoke to both ways, I think there were 30-some-odd countries. He’s doing the job.

You know, he was doing his job. The thing is, he didn’t tell our vice president properly, and then he said he didn’t remember. So either way, it wasn’t very satisfactory to me. And I have somebody that I think will be outstanding for the position [Robert Harward did go on to turn DT down. I can’t blame him. Who wants to be part of this $*** show]. And that also helps, I think, in the making of my decision.

Focus, Donald, your war against the media (the only thing trying to hold you in check since the Republicans in Congress (aside from McCain–god, who ever thought I would be in support of McCain) are not and refuse to DO THEIR JOBS–here is looking at you Ryan and don’t even get me started MITCH–let’s just say, “she persisted”. When will they realize this is a sinking ship and their loyalties and inability to take action will be remembered.

Things he RANTED about:

1) Continued media discrediting. Is he delusional? Even a FOX reporter called out the crazy, and you know I am no fan of FOX

DT had this to say:

“The leaks are real. The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake,” (1)

Independent news sources are the ONLY ones doing their job right now. Sources you can rely on for REAL NEWS: NYT, CNN, WASHINGTON POST, NBC, MSN, MBC, Reuters, PBS, NPR, WALL STREET JOURNAL and many more. Sources you cannot rely on—-FOX, my friends, (despite Shep’s attempt to keep this news venue in the running of reputable, the rest of the crew panders to it’s base. Who is it’s base? Take a few minutes and visit the FOX Facebook page and read the comments on any political post–brace yourself, you will feel extremely saddened and lose hope in basic human decency) and bat $*** crazy Breitbart (which, my friends, is NOT a news site).

2) How he inherited a “mess” (thankfully history disputes this–BIGLY). He claimed our country was divided before he took office- then added a “seriously” to the end of the sentence—to which I respond louder and with thick sarcasm, “SERIOUSLY?”

3) His BIGLY win. Still with the electoral votes. He cannot and will not acknowledge his narrow win and the fact that the majority of Americans did not support him. I will let his words speak for themselves—but 4 weeks later he is still fixated on THIS. #THISISNOTNORMAL

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) said today that you have big intellectual margins (inaudible) 300 or more (ph), or 350 (ph) electoral (ph) votes. President Obama about 365 (OFF-MIKE).

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP: Yeah.

QUESTION: Obama (OFF-MIKE) 426 on (OFF-MIKE). So why should Americans…

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP: …I’m skipping that information, I don’t know, I was just given (ph) we had a very, very big margin.

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) why should Americans trust you (OFF-MIKE) the information (OFF-MIKE)?

TRUMP: Well, I don’t know, I was given that information. I was given — I actually, I’ve seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory, do you agree with that? OK thank you, that’s… (1)

4) Muslin travel ban. “We had a very smooth roll out of the travel ban. But we had a bad court,” Trump said. “We had a bad decision, that is the only thing that is wrong with the travel ban.” (1) Really, smooth roll out? What planet is this man on. He also referred to his admin as a “Fine Tuned Machine”–yup, he does not see chaos. His existence is chaos; he thrives on it.

—this man is crazy. You don’t think so?–watch the press conference and read the transcript. I can’t possible categorize each offensive, crazy, inappropriate, untrue point–there are not enough hours in the day.

Mother of 3

Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ 

Resources:

1 Full Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/donald-trump-press-conference-transcript.html?_r=0

2 An amazing moment in history: Donald Trump’s press conference, http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/politics/donald-trump-press-conference-amazing-day-in-history/

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ADMIN ASSAULT ON ENVIRONMENT

The Administration’s Assault on the Environment

An new scientific report shows high levels of pollution in some of the deepest parts of the ocean — far from the industries that created the pollution. Somehow I doubt DT and his cronies will read or care about this new, disturbing finding.

“Just because pollution is out of sight doesn’t mean it’s harmless. One scientist says, ‘We’ve got to remember, planet Earth is mostly deep sea…and to think that it’s OK just to ignore it is a little bit irresponsible.'”

It’s A LOT irresponsible! And DT wants to put an oil and gas and industry buddy (Scott Pruitt) in charge of EPA? Oh, I get it…So he can destroy EPA and our air, water, and land.

This is wrong on so many levels. #RESIST

Mother of 2
Eco-warrior
Oceanport, NJ

 

Resources:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/13/514997248/pollution-has-worked-its-way-down-to-the-worlds-deepest-waters

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CLIMATE POLITICS

The possibility of a wall of water barrelling through my town and my family’s home, scares the crap out of me. You can’t stop water. But it is currently a potential reality for people in the path of a failing dam system in California.

Meteorologists point out that extreme weather events, such as the wet winter weather on the West coast this year, are becoming more frequent, dangerous, and widespread due to climate change. We all need to wake up, and NOW.

“What’s happened at Oroville Dam, it’s an example for us and a warning to us of what we need to be thinking about…We can try to mitigate how much climate change we see, but we also need to respond to what we believe will occur.”

The efforts by DT and his appointees, even in these first few weeks, clearly show they will not help us prepare for climate change impacts, or give a crap about stopping the things causing climate change in the first place.

Mother of 2

Eco-warrior

Oceanport, NJ

Source:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/broken-california-dam-is-a-sign-of-emergencies-to-come/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS#

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DAY 26

Well, the world has not imploded yet. Many in the resistance woke up today feeling a sense of hope–a small sense but it was felt nonetheless. When Michael Flynn went down and attention was back where it belonged on Russia, election interference, treason, and the crackerjack administration–there was a sense of relief. Finally, people would begin to see common sense. After the NYT broke a story last night that offered more detail and insight into Russian relations by DT admin during and after the election, people were beginning to focus (1).

…Well, DT spent most of his time post Flynn-gate redirecting lemmings to “leaks” from the WH. Guess what news media played along? Yup, you guessed it FOX (and Brietbart, but I refuse to even consider that–to borrow from DT–a fake news site). Honestly, how is FOX still in existence. If you ever want to lose all hope in humanity spend a few minutes reading the Facebook comments on any FOX post. If you don’t walk away with an intense feeling of dread and despair, then you must be a FOX fanatic.

How dumb does DT think the American public is? “Un-American” leaks???—Yeesh! Don’t get distracted, peeps. The real story is Russian relations, election interference, LIES and TREASON.

The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?

Uhhhh, if North Korea has a Mar-a-Lago membership, that should not be a problem–it might be worth the 200K or if that is too much $, they could just troll Facebook:

 (2) or this guy who snapped a photo with his new BFF, Rick, aka “Rick the Man”. Click HERE to see his FB photo (3).

Instead of focusing on the problem at hand, DT doubled down on his insults of our Intelligence Agency. I am sure that was a smart move (insert awkward silence). I hope they rip him a new one.

Meanwhile back at the WH….DT publicly supports a “one state” Israel. Although, he finally recognizes the jewish people and genocide of WWII (remember back on Feb. 2, 2017 the WH purposefully omitted the mention of Jew/Jewish from the Holocaust Remembrance day [4]–SHAME SHAME SHAME), I am pretty sure he has no grasp of the fine balance in the Middle East but maybe he consulted Middle East experts before going public with this new claim…..Yeah, I’m pretty sure that did not happen.

I keep wondering is this the day? Is this the day that our insane leader started WWIII.

So where does that leave us? Still well emerged in this $*** show-that’s where.

#RESIST #THIS ISNOTNORMAL

Mother of 3, Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

Resources:

1 Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

2 From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to Facebook, a National Security Crisis in the Open,  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/mar-a-lago-north-korea-trump.html

3 ‘Nuclear football’ photo taken at Trump’s golf resort puts the Pentagon in an awkward position, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/02/13/nuclear-football-photo-taken-at-trumps-golf-resort-puts-the-pentagon-in-an-awkward-position/?utm_term=.6926ed06c3a5

4 WH: No mention of Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day because others were killed too, http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/white-house-holocaust-memorial-day/

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MENTALLY ILL WITH GUNS- WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

The NRA will be so proud (sad face). You would think the issue of preventing people with mental illness from gun ownership would be bipartisan and let’s face it–basic common sense issue. Well, under the DT admin, that is not the case. The repeal of the legislation preventing mentally ill from gun ownership passed the House a week or so ago and today it passed in the Senate. There is always the chance DT will veto.  —-uhmmm, No.

The original bill introduced during the Obama administration targeted people who had applied for Social Security disability benefits because they could not handle their own finances. So—-let me get this straight. You can’t balance your checkbook or pay your own bills–but by all means you have the right to bear arms. I am pretty sure this is not what our founding fathers had in mind.

Do I think massive lobbying by the NRA and the fact that DT and his cronies were heavily backed by the NRA played a part? Hmmm, is that even a question? #THISISNOTNORMAL #RESIST

Mother of 3, Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

 

Resources:

Republicans in Congress just made it easier for mentally ill people to get gunshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/15/republicans-in-congress-just-made-it-easier-for-mentally-ill-people-to-get-guns/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-e%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.169db33c8368

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MORNING AFTER FLYNN FALLOUT

NYT reported last night that, “Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.”

The fact that Russia interfered with the election process has been known since last year (before November’s election), the information was verified and released in January. What is not known is the level of involvement of DT and his cronies. Did they know during the election Russia was interfering? If so, did they care? DT supporters don’t seem to care that Russia hacked our politicians’ emails and that they planted stories/propaganda to help sway the outcomes of our election. Why not?

I, for one, am very uncomfortable with DT’s chumminess with Putin and have lots of suspicions about his and his administrations relationship with Russia–looking at you Rex. Tillerson headed up Exonn Mobile’s Russian operations—No conflict of interest there (insert heavy dose of sarcasm).  Let’s not lose sight though–it seems like many in DT’s cabinet are tied to Russia and may be in Putin’s pocket.

This election, this Presidency—and how we react will set precedence for the future. Tolerating lies, dishonestly, election tapering from a foreign country—accepting chaos and everything that is this $*** show means we accept it. Now is the time–#RESIST #THISISNOTNORMAL

Mother of 3, Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

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DAY 25

We are 25 days in and as declared on SNL this week, “I want one day without a CNN alert that scares the hell out of me!”

Michael Flynn “resigned” last night. I, of course, have no insight into discussions that likely occurred inside the WH administration but I imagine this was a planned and welcomed announcement.

Don’t know who Mike Flynn is? Well he was DT’s National Security Advisor. Yup, the same guy who coined “Lock Her Up” at the RNC convention last summer (the irony is thick here). He was also responsible for Pizzagate, a lovely little twitter/defamation of character/business slander/public safety issue, type of tweet.

Here’s Flynn’s tweet from Nov 2016, this is after FBI Director Comey’s interference and resurgence of HC email controversy (gosh, remember when people had their panties in a bunch about uninteresting emails) :

This links to an blog post (that he used as a credible news source) from True Pundit with a catchy headline about “..New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes with Children, Child Exploitation, Pay to Play, Perjury”. Yup, it did not matter that it was not real or that it was just plain ridiculous—and don’t even get me started on the HC email scandal (DT’s android phone, unsecured servers and twitter account is topic for another day). The Pizzagate issue was further complicated by the fact that a gunman did go into a pizza parlor, Comet Ping Pong Pizza in Washington, and opened fire claiming his actions were a result of this conspiracy theory. Flynn’s son, his Chief of Staff, eventually lost his job–wait for it, because he tweeted after the event that there may be truth in the conspiracy theory. “Really, you can’t make this $*** up” is the common theme of this entire election and presidency.

Anyway, now you get a sense of the man, a man in charge of National Security who gives credence to fake news and seems to have no qualms using social media to advance ridiculous conspiracy theories. It should be no surprise to you that this is the same crony who contacted the Russian Ambassador after Obama imposed sanctions on Russia once it was determined Russia did have involvement in the US elections and therefore the outcome. When questioned Flynn claims he does not remember talking about the sanctions, but he can not deny the claim. How dumb does he think we are? Honestly, he reaches out to Russia and Putin’s threat to take actions as a result of the new sanctions disappear because Putin claims he was refraining from retaliation because he wanted to wait for DT to be in office. Of course, he wanted to wait for his puppet to be in office. This resulted in a public love-fest where DT then announces via tweet, of course, “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!” I must note that this public display of affection for Putin was followed a day later by a “gracious” New Year’s Day Tweet where DT calls the majority of Americans enemies. Praising Putin one day, calling the majority of the US enemies the next…well, you can’t make this **** up.

Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!

 

At this point, you may need a laugh. Click HERE to hear Mark Hamill (yes, the actor from Star Wars) read this New Year’s Jeer in The Joker’s voice. It is not to be missed.

So, where does that leave us? Yes, with Mike Flynn who would have you believe that Pence and DT—and the rest of the administration had no idea that his discussion with the Russian ambassador days after the US imposes sanctions on Russia for election tampering, Putin’s public refrain from retaliation, DT’s Praise of Putin, and the $*** show we have now are all unrelated…..PLEASE! or in DT fashion, SAD!

Mother of 3, Nurse

Colts Neck, NJ

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