Trump's border wall speech detached from reality

Jun 2013
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1. The following are excerpts from Jack Holmes' January 9, 2019 article headlined "The Media Is Dangerously Unequipped to Deal with Tonight's Trumpian Propaganda Circus" with the subheading "The president's speech on the border ‘crisis’ and The Wall will likely be completely detached from reality. We're not up to the challenge of covering it live."

(Begin excerpts)
...Donald Trump is not playing soccer. He probably never has. The president does not believe in the concept of truth—the idea that there are things we can empirically learn about the world through observation and the scientific method, and that these facts come together to form a framework known as objective reality. For Trump, the truth is whatever you can get enough people to believe. What he wants people to believe is whatever is most useful to him right now. When called on this, he fights back hard—never producing evidence—or abandons the claim and pretends it never happened. Never does he admit there is a reality we all inhabit whose contours he can't mold to his personal benefit.

On The Apprentice, he would occasionally fire the week's best-performing contestant because he didn't much know what was going on and didn't care. The show's producers would then have to reverse-engineer reality to accommodate this new conclusion. The same happens each day in the White House, as aides scramble to explain some evidence-free nonsense he's tweeted—a conclusion in search of jerry-rigged justification. For his whole life in privately held business, Trump was above accountability because his minions would simply make his visions real—until, of course, the business went bankrupt. There were no voters or shareholders to answer to. And even in those lowest moments, he would always personally skate by, inventing new worlds for himself to escape into.

....White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday that many of the 4,000 terrorist suspects—a loose term in the first place—captured trying to enter the United States illegally were found at the southern border. According to Customs and Border Protection, the number is 6.

.....The Wall will not stop the significant share of undocumented immigrants who arrive at airports and overstay their visas. Planes go over The Wall. No one serious believes it will stop the flow of drugs. It will be a legal and logistical nightmare to build, requiring the government to seize private land—and reservation land from Native Americans—and disrupt local ecosystems and wildlife habitats. It will be extremely expensive (even the $5.7 billion Trump would get in his dreams is not nearly enough to finish it) and, again, not particularly effective—except as a monument to White America's resentment of the changing world outside....

Now, Trump has floated declaring a state of emergency, an action that grants the executive vast powers which he and his lackeys believe include seizing taxpayer money that has not been appropriated by Congress to build a wall. This appears nakedly unconstitutional, and would almost certainly face a court challenge.

But more to the point, declaring a state of emergency to respond to an entirely fabricated crisis is dangerously authoritarian behavior. Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went to Congress yesterday evening to get Republicans there on board with this treacherous scam....

.....The president is exploiting the corporate profit motive to glorious effect, knowing full well no TV producer worth his salt—or, more importantly, whose job security depends on ratings—will turn down a chance to air this nonsense extravaganza. They'll go wall-to-wall, with a pregame panel and a postgame panel and analysis and commentary and questions like, How Will Democrats Respond? Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Come to the Table? Meanwhile, the fact that this entire thing is built on a foundation of complete and utter bullshit will rarely go mentioned.

It's a new game now. You can pick up the ball! What, isn't that handball? Let's just run with it. (End excerpts)

P.S. As expected, Trump's speech is detached from reality.

Source: Major Networks to Air Trump's Oval Office Speech on Immigration 'Crisis' and The Wall in Another Failure
 
Dec 2015
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I keep reminding myself that every detail of Trump's presidency is being recorded for posterity. Every sordid lie. Every wrong move. Every morally defective decision. Every speech. Every rally. Every profanity. Every cabinet member, advisor, and staff member. Every wife. Every family member.

All these little dirty details will become history--in the books--taught in our schools--posted on websites. Long after Trump dies his sordid, nasty SMALLNESS will be available to the WORLD. My children and grandchildren will remember and let's hope this country NEVER makes the same mistake twice.
 
Jul 2014
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More and more people are looking at Trump and seeing the emperor has no clothes.
And they can't unsee that.
Sure he's still got his core following of faithful idiots, but at the margins, people are turning against him in much greater numbers than they are joining his followers.

Look at his speech the other night, and the people who say "The President did a great job making his case", now remember the amount of credibility these people had before the speech, not much , am I right?
 
Dec 2015
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Arizona
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More and more people are looking at Trump and seeing the emperor has no clothes.
And they can't unsee that.
Sure he's still got his core following of faithful idiots, but at the margins, people are turning against him in much greater numbers than they are joining his followers.

Look at his speech the other night, and the people who say "The President did a great job making his case", now remember the amount of credibility these people had before the speech, not much , am I right?

Those same people will be our historical shame somewhere down the road. They will be shredded by future generations who will question their sanity and their weakness. Unfortunately the stupid will always be among us.

Reminder: There are people who are donating to the GoFundMe Wall account. There are people who support corporate welfare. There are people who laugh at environmental protections. There are people who deny climate change, the round earth, and the moon landing---who believe that dinosaurs and humans cohabited--that there was no Holocaust---that Obama was born in Kenya---that vaccinations are bad for their children---that husbands should keep talking when their wives say "Just keep talking".

Like I said: Stupid
 
Jun 2018
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More and more people are looking at Trump and seeing the emperor has no clothes.
And they can't unsee that.
Sure he's still got his core following of faithful idiots, but at the margins, people are turning against him in much greater numbers than they are joining his followers.

Look at his speech the other night, and the people who say "The President did a great job making his case", now remember the amount of credibility these people had before the speech, not much , am I right?
Yer funny. The truth of the "emperors new clothes" is an old Obama phenom. The same sheeple who saw him full clothed think this box is full.
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Jun 2018
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Reminder: There are people who are donating to the GoFundMe Wall account. There are people who support corporate welfare. There are people who laugh at environmental protections. There are people who deny climate change, the round earth, and the moon landing---who believe that dinosaurs and humans cohabited--that there was no Holocaust---that Obama was born in Kenya---that vaccinations are bad for their children---that husbands should keep talking when their wives say "Just keep talking".
I thought you liked Democrats.
 
May 2018
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More and more people are looking at Trump and seeing the emperor has no clothes.
And they can't unsee that.
Sure he's still got his core following of faithful idiots, but at the margins, people are turning against him in much greater numbers than they are joining his followers.

Look at his speech the other night, and the people who say "The President did a great job making his case", now remember the amount of credibility these people had before the speech, not much , am I right?
Except in Trump's case he's not parading around in the nude, he's smearing himself and the American flag with feces.