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The Triumph of Donald Trump

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the St. John's photograph recalls another political image -- a picture taken 40 years ago. It was also a photo op, an image of Jerry Falwell Sr., the Baptist minister from Lynchburg, Virginia, who founded the Moral Majority, standing on the steps of the New Jersey statehouse in Trenton.


Falwell, flanked by a clean-cut choir in front of a row of American flags, had just led an "I Love America" rally in anticipation of the 1980 election. He'd preached against abortion, homosexuality and feminism, assuring the crowd that God wanted them to vote for Ronald Reagan.


In the photograph, Falwell is smiling. Perhaps not with such certainty as Trump, but with a kind of optimism that God was on his side, the Republican side, and God would, indeed, win America back again. The picture went "viral" as much as was possible in 1980, published in Time magazine and reprinted by every major new outlet. It was the photograph of the moment, capturing something about America that was both hard to accept and yet necessary to see.


Two images, 40 years apart: one, a minister on the steps of a statehouse waving the flag; the other, a president on the steps of a church holding up a Bible. The first photograph helped make the second possible, of course. Together, they tell an important part of the story of American religion and politics over a generation, the reality that has shaped the lives of millions and changed our nation forever.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/opinions/trump-st-johns-visit-isnt-religion-butler-bass/index.html

 

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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James Mattis, Trump’s former secretary of defense, denounces the president https://theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/
 
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6:04 PM · Jun 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Four star retired Marine General John Mattis, trump's former Secretary of Defense, showed today how he earned his nickname of "Mad Dog".

General Mattis lashed into trump today for seeking to divide Americans instead of bringing them together and for sending out the police and military to attack peaceful protesters.

According to the retired General, trump has been doing this sort of divisiveness for 3  1/2 years.

And Mattis oughta know, because he was sitting in the Oval Office with him as his secretary of defense.

What a mess!

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White House security blocks Washington's Episcopalian bishop from holding a vigil at her church.
 
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in one fell swoop, this appears to violate all 1st Amendmt protections
 
*prohibits free exercise of religion;
 
*abridges freedom of speech or press (bishop had criticized photo-op in media);
 
*prevents people from peaceably assembling,
 
or petitioning govt for redress of grievances
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Trump's was asked how to address the problem of low trust in the police among African Americans. Here's the transcript of his response.
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If you had a relative who was this incoherent, you’d try to take him straightaway to the nearest neurologist.
 
........ Good Lord. He seems to be getting worse.

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11 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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1) another 1.88 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, the govt. says
 
2) that's 42 million Americans since March
 
3) continuing claims: 21.48 million
 
4) May unemployment rate (out Friday AM) expected to near 20%
 
8:34 AM · Jun 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

Unemployment numbers rivaled only by the Great Depression of the 1930s.

 

 

12 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Top Republicans say that Trump's handling of the nation's civil unrest, including his hasty photo op at St. John's Church after the violent clearing of Lafayette Park, make them much more worried about his chance of re-election than they were a week ago.
 
7:44 AM · Jun 4, 2020·TweetDeck

Attacking peaceful protesters, many of whom were children and young people, in a public park is unconstitutional  and just plain stupid.

 

 

11 hours ago, jakeem said:

 Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson and television commentator Piers Morgan, 

both longtime friends of trump in the UK,

this week bitterly criticized his brutal attack on Peaceful protesting Americans and his general attempt to ruin a peaceful protest movement with militarization against his own citizens.

 

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:
 
 

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she agreed with former Defense Secretary James Mattis' criticism of Trump, calling it "true and honest and necessary and overdue."
 
Murkowski also said that she's "struggling" with her support for Trump in November — a rare full-on rebuke of the president from a Senate Republican.
 
12:45 PM · Jun 4, 2020·TweetDeck

Republican Senator Mitt Romney also had the courage to publicly criticize trump's management of the nation and the ongoing crisis.

 

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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More signs of erosion in Trump's base. New PRRI poll finds:
 
* Trump has slipped to 47% favorability among noncollege whites
 
* He's down to 37% among white Catholics, key in Midwest
 
But Trump is holding w/white evangelicals.
 
Quick take on all this here:
 
4:39 PM · Jun 4, 2020·TweetDeck

 Over 103, 000 Americans are dead from Covid-19 in the last several months.

While overall unemployment is at approximately 40%.

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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Military brass clashing publicly with a president is rare in America https://reut.rs/3dyImhz
 
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 Military brass and the Secretary of Defense are publicly flinching and uncomfortable with trump's attempts and threats to use active duty military against American citizens in the streets of the United States of America.

 

A Failed presidency unraveling

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will block the confirmation of two of Trump's nominees until the White House provides "adequate explanations" for why the IG for the intelligence community and State Department were ousted in the past two months.
 

Is this possible?

A senior Republican senator demanding accountability and transparency from trump.

What's next?

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2.5 MILLION JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

 

HAIL TRUMPUS!

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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.@realDonaldTrump is in a frenzy of retweeting dozens and dozens of tweets from Republican senators. Is he suddenly worried about slipping support?
 
8:27 AM · Jun 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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President Trump meets with top campaign aides as reelection fears rise https://cnn.it/3dzAfRG
 
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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

" 66% of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of this latest crisis."

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you folks really despise him huh

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BUT JUST IMAGINE IF HILLARY CLINTON WAS RUNNING THINGS AT PRE$SENT   1st of all PUTIN would never communicate w8ith her,etc

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GRANT is ALWAYS INCLUDED AMONG THE WORST PRESIDENT'S, ALONG WITH  ANDREW JOHNSON, JAMES BUCHANAN, MILLARD FILLMORE, LBJ & OTHERS!

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28 minutes ago, spence said:

BUT JUST IMAGINE IF HILLARY CLINTON WAS RUNNING THINGS AT PRE$SENT   1st of all PUTIN would never communicate w8ith her,etc

Is not communicating with Putin who interfered in the 2016 American election such a bad thing?

One thing I am confident in saying is that if Hillary Clinton were President you wouldn't have over 108,000 dead Americans due to a President more worried about re-elction that the safety of his own people.

06/05/2020 13:57:35
TOTAL ESTIMATED U.S. COVID-19 DEATHS: 109,242

Trump Death Clock

65,545
Estimated U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Due To POTUS Inaction
In January 2020, the Trump administration was advised that immediate action was required to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, “there was a lot of pushback” to this advice. President Trump declined to act until March 16th. Experts estimate that, had mitigation measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American COVID-19 deaths would have been avoided. (For further reading, click here).
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45 minutes ago, spence said:

you folks really despise him huh

The folks that really despise Trump are the former generals that worked in his administration. 

Some of these men are real heroes  and actual 'John Wayne' types (by actual I mean, that unlike Wayne, they did serve their country and did so with distinction).   

They are also life long republicans.     They despising Trump should tell you something,   but it appears you don't wish to hear it.     

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Trump speaking in the Rose Garden about #GeorgeFloyd : "Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing happening for our country.' A great day for him, a great day for everybody. This is great day for everybody."
10:56 AM · Jun 5, 2020
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1 hour ago, spence said:

you folks really despise him huh

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis' stark warning this week that President Donald Trump is "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

"I agree with him," Kelly told Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, during a live-streamed interview.
"There is a concern, I think an awful big concern, that the partisanship has gotten out of hand, the tribal thing has gotten out of hand," Kelly said. "He's quite a man, Jim Mattis, and for him to do that tells you where he is relative to the concern he has for our country."
Kelly's comments come after Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service to the country, contended this week that Trump "does not even pretend to try" to unite the country and is instead engaged in a "deliberate effort" to divide the country, while lacking "mature leadership."
 
The pointed remarks from two of Trump's former top officials follow more than a week of nationwide protests across the country calling for justice for Floyd, a black man who was killed last week by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Earlier this week, Mattis excoriated Trump's decision to hold a photo-op Monday at a church near the White House, saying troops were ordered to "violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens" who were protesting but were cleared out by police with force to make way for the President's visit.
On Friday, Kelly said he would have cautioned Trump against the idea of using law enforcement to clear Lafayette Square ahead of the photo-op.
"I would've argued against it, recommended against it," Kelly said. "I would argue that the end result of that was predictable."
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On 6/4/2020 at 4:17 PM, mr6666 said:

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look who's talking about hiding.

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2 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said Friday he agrees with former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis' stark warning this week that President Donald Trump is "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people" as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

"I agree with him," Kelly told Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, during a live-streamed interview.
"There is a concern, I think an awful big concern, that the partisanship has gotten out of hand, the tribal thing has gotten out of hand," Kelly said. "He's quite a man, Jim Mattis, and for him to do that tells you where he is relative to the concern he has for our country."
Kelly's comments come after Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service to the country, contended this week that Trump "does not even pretend to try" to unite the country and is instead engaged in a "deliberate effort" to divide the country, while lacking "mature leadership."
 
The pointed remarks from two of Trump's former top officials follow more than a week of nationwide protests across the country calling for justice for Floyd, a black man who was killed last week by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Earlier this week, Mattis excoriated Trump's decision to hold a photo-op Monday at a church near the White House, saying troops were ordered to "violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens" who were protesting but were cleared out by police with force to make way for the President's visit.
On Friday, Kelly said he would have cautioned Trump against the idea of using law enforcement to clear Lafayette Square ahead of the photo-op.
"I would've argued against it, recommended against it," Kelly said. "I would argue that the end result of that was predictable."...this post, JJG, is a crock of HS. when liberals, democrats and their msm talk about uniting the country they mean the GOP and conservative americans agreeing with them on everything from abortion to climate change.

 

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On 6/5/2020 at 4:27 PM, NipkowDisc said:

this post, JJG, is a crock of HS. when liberals, democrats and their msm talk about uniting the country they mean the GOP and conservative americans agreeing with them on everything from abortion to climate change.

You're very confused Nipkow:   Kelly, Mattis and Scarmucci are conservatives and members of the GOP.    

It is Trump and you that are full of HS  (according to these conservatives).   

 

 

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