Some surreal quotes from the Fake President – lately – in Toledo


Fake President says murdering Iranian general was “American Justice”

Some these are predictable, even understandable – if you’re accustomed to providing counseling to a severely demented egomaniac.

4 thoughts on “Some surreal quotes from the Fake President – lately – in Toledo

  1. 4theRecord says:

    “Trump has a consistent pattern of misleading the public and out-and-out lying. He has ignored uncontroverted intelligence, hyped false allegations and now given what seems like false justification for launching offensive military action without congressional authorization.” Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post Op-Ed, Jan 13, 2020) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/13/this-might-be-trumps-worst-lie-ever/

    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper contradicted President Trump’s claim that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was planning an attack on four American embassies.
    “What the president said was he believed that it probably and could have been attacks against additional embassies,” Esper told host CBS’s Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan on Sunday.
    “‘Probably’ and ‘could have been.’ That sounds more like an assessment than a specific, tangible threat with a decisive piece of intelligence,” pressed Brennan.
    “Well, the president didn’t say there was. He didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence,” replied Esper.
    “Are you saying there wasn’t one?” asked Brennan
    “I didn’t see one, with regard to four embassies,” Esper said.
    Trump initially claimed that Soleimani had planned to “blow up” the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad but later said the general planned to attack multiple embassies, leading reporters and analysts to question the veracity of the new information.
    “Soleimani was actively planning new attacks, and he was looking very seriously at our embassies, and not just the embassy in Baghdad,” Trump told reporters on Friday. “I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies.” (Washington Examiner 1/12/20) https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/esper-contradicts-trump-i-didnt-see-evidence-of-four-embassy-attacks

    “Trump authorized Soleimani’s killing 7 months ago, with conditions.
    The timing raises new questions about the Trump administration’s stated justification for taking out the top Iranian general.” (NBC News 1/13/20) https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-authorized-soleimani-s-killing-7-months-ago-conditions-n1113271

    • Adrift says:

      “State Department officials involved in US embassy security were not made aware of imminent threats to four specific US embassies, two State Department officials tell CNN, further undermining President Donald Trump’s claims that the top Iranian general he ordered killed earlier this month posed an imminent threat to the diplomatic outposts.
      Without knowledge of any alleged threats, the State Department didn’t issue warnings about specific dangers to any US embassy before the administration targeted Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful official, according to the sources.
      The State Department sent a global warning to all US embassies before the strike occurred, a senior State Department official said and the department spokesperson confirmed, but it was not directed at specific embassies and did not warn of an imminent attack.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/politics/state-embassy-threat-iran-blindsideded/index.html

      “President Trump retweeted a photoshopped image depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Muslim headwear with a backdrop of the Iranian flag, in the midst of a Monday morning Twitter spree in which he shared a number of posts accusing Democratic leadership of supporting the Iranian government.” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-retweets-image-of-pelosi-schumer-in-muslim-garb-by-iranian-flag

      • p/s says:

        White House press secretary defends Trump’s Anti-Muslim Retweet ; Accuses Democrats of “almost taking the side of terrorists” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/stephanie-grisham-democrats-taking-side-of-terrorists_n_5e1cc19cc5b6da971d1ab020

        “The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.”
        Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, The Kansas City Star, 7 May 1918 https://theodoreroosevelt.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=991271&module_id=339333

  2. Edward R. says:

    “President Trump’s memorable lines at Milwaukee rally fact-checked” https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2020/jan/15/president-trumps-memorable-lines-milwaukee-fact-ch/
    “NPR’s sanitizing of Trump’s Milwaukee rally shows how he’s broken the media” https://www.vox.com/2020/1/15/21066935/trump-milwaukee-rally-media-sanitizing-npr
    See also: “As a foreign reporter visiting the US I was stunned by Trump’s press conference”
    Lenore Taylor, Guardian UK (Sept 20, 2019) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/20/as-a-foreign-reporter-visiting-the-us-i-was-stunned-by-trumps-press-conference

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