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Trump may be digging himself into a ‘shithole’ | New York Post | https://nypost.com/
For my money, “shithole countries” is not by itself a racist remark. It’s certainly crude and shouldn’t be said by a president, but those countries are a total mess. Central America is the murder capital of the world, and Haitians have been fleeing their country for years because they’ve given up hope it can be fixed.

And the context matters: Trump and Congress were bargaining over the fact that Haitians, El Salvadorans and people from African countries who were admitted years, and in some cases decades ago, after emergencies were allowed to stay indefinitely.
And if he needs to blow off steam without blowing the lid off his presidency, he ought to remember the sage advice often attributed to President Harry ­Truman.

If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.
presidenttrump  politices 
5 weeks ago by kme
Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing. - The New York Times | https://www.nytimes.com/
After Mr. Trump’s victory, the concerns that women would be reluctant to come forward with accusations of sexual assault and harassment spread, given that millions of Americans and a majority of white female voters seemed unfazed by an audio recording of Mr. Trump bragging about violating women.

“To watch him win was to make women feel like ‘I just exposed myself for absolutely nothing,’ ” said Joan Walsh, a writer for The Nation and a CNN political analyst.

Conservative critics argue that a second Clinton administration would have allowed Mr. Weinstein to maintain his status as Hollywood kingmaker and powerful Democratic donor. “The predators, most of them media and Hollywood liberals, would still be in power,” Michael Goodwin wrote in a column in The New York Post that Mr. Trump recommended to his 46.6 million Twitter followers.

Liberals say, policy advancements aside, Mrs. Clinton’s victory would probably have led to a brief period of euphoria and a return to complacency — or worse, a backlash against ambitious women.


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Linda Sarsour, a co-founder of the Women’s March who supported Mr. Sanders in the primary, credited Mr. Trump’s victory — not Mrs. Clinton’s defeat — with the current reckoning among women. “People were so aghast and felt betrayed that so many of our fellow Americans voted for a misogynist, accused sexual predator,” she said.


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From the comments:
During that time, I wrote about how we would look back at the Obama years as a time of peace.

Well, that's certainly true thus far, with Hawaiians running for their lives yesterday morning while 45 golfed. And that we are all relieved that he WAS golfing when that alert went out to the people in our 50th state.


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Quote by Oveta Culp Hobby, head of the Women’s Army Corps in WW II, inscribed on the WW II Memorial in Washington: “Women who stepped up were measured as citizens of the nation, not as women. This was a people’s war, and everyone was in it.” She served in Ike’s cabinet and it’s said he tried to convince her to run for president. But she went home, ran the Houston Post, and served on numerous boards. I don’t remember people thinking of her as “that woman,” though one member of Ike’s cabinet is said to have called her “the best man in the cabinet.”
hrc  politics  feminism  activism  presidenttrump 
5 weeks ago by kme
In Trump’s Immigration Remarks, Echoes of a Century-Old Racial Ranking - The New York Times | https://www.nytimes.com/
Mr. Trump’s remarks were “sadly reminiscent of the language used by nativists and racists in the early 20th century against Eastern and Southern Europeans and Asians,” said Mae Ngai, an immigration historian at Columbia University.

“Obviously he likes Norwegians because they are white,” she added. “But he knows nothing about Norway, a country with single-payer universal health care and free college education. Why would anyone want to leave Norway for the U.S.?”
immigration  presidenttrump 
5 weeks ago by kme
Donald Trump: Was im Enthüllungsbuch "Fire und Fury" zu lesen ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Wolff schert sich wenig um Reporter-Gepflogenheiten. Er beschreibt intime Szenen, als wäre er dabei gewesen, zitiert Dialoge, als hätte er sie stenografiert, zeichnet innere Qualen nach, als könnte er Gedanken lesen. Auch interessieren ihn Absprachen zwischen Informant und Autor nicht: Ihm ist es egal, ob er seine Quellen verbrennt, was sich am dramatischsten an Bannon zeigt. Doch vielleicht ist so etwas auch mal nötig, um den staubigen, politisch überkorrekten US-Journalismus aufzumischen: Wer jemandem beikommen will, der aus Prinzip Tabus bricht, muss selbst bereit sein, Tabus zu brechen.
presidenttrump  fireandfury 
6 weeks ago by lazyenterprise

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