The Trump Administration is getting into some trouble after the public learned that it is intentionally separating thousands of children from their parents during the illegal immigration enforcement process. Very young children, in some cases under three, are forcibly taken from parents. Parents usually don’t know where the kids are and can be transferred to a facility in another state without being told where their kids are. This fascist, racist and evil policy–of separating children–must stop.
Instead of admitting to engaging in evil, racist practices, however, the Trump Administration is reverting to it’s old tactic of Obama Derangement Syndrome. It’s part of their typical game plan: first try to blame Hillary for being an incompetent failure and if that doesn’t work, blame the black guy. This is usually the red flag that tells you when Trump knows he is engaging in evil scumbag activity but does not want to take responsibility for it as if he is a teenaged girl who got caught sneaking out to a party by mommy and daddy.
In this latest round, the blind Trump supporters like to point out that Obama also separated children from parents. Obama never enforced a policy to do this, and never did it for the intent of punishing immigrants and trying to scare and emotionally scar them as a way to keep them from coming to the country. Trump’s apologists are working very hard to blame the black guy, with reports like this:
“Obama’s Immigration Agencies Separated Children From Their Families, Too”
But then you read the actual article and at the very end, these degenerates admit this:
To be clear: the Obama administration’s use of ATEP was not intended to break-up families–that was an occasionally expected side effect–while Trump’s recently-confirmed policy is expressly directed toward that end in the name of “deterrence.”
In other words, sometimes children were separated from their parents under Obama, but Obama did not have the specific policy, like Trump, of intentionally separating children from their parents for the purpose of punishing people trying to come to the U.S. illegally. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what Obama did, it only matters that separating young children from their parents at the border is evil and traumatic, especially to the children who do not deserve to be treated this way, regardless of where they were born.
The president fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday via an early morning tweet. And it looks like the president really liked humiliating Tillerson with the surprise and the disrespect of announcing it publicly on social media before Tillerson knew anything. It also looks like the president is not done.
First up, we have Andrew McCabe, someone that the presidents’s supporters hate as a person with a “conflict of interest.” Looks like President Trump is trying to get Sessions to fire McCabe a day or two before he is set to retire, obviously having an impact on his pension.
We also now have reports that Trump wants to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well, and in fact appears to be actually in the planning stages of this:
President Donald Trump has been formulating a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Vanity Fair reported on Wednesday.
Sessions has been a target of Trump’s ire since he recused himself from the FBI’s Russia investigation last March, following reports that he was not forthcoming during his Senate confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign season.
Next we have National Security Adviser McMaster:
And three sources told me that the next official likely to go is National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster
Is this all part of a brilliant leadership strategy to deflect criticism, out play everyone, and win the political game? Probably not, in fact it appears to be a sign that Trump is feeling extreme pressure and is starting to get out of control and nonsensical:
“When he’s under pressure is when he tends to do this impulsive stuff,” said Jack O’Donnell, former president of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. “That’s what I saw in the business. When he began to have pressure with debts, when the [Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City] was underperforming, is when he began acting very erratically.”
O’Donnell pointed to the increasing pressure on Trump with the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the scandal surrounding Trump’s alleged affair with a pornographic film star. “I think he likes the vision of himself being in control,” O’Donnell said. “I doubt he realizes the consequences of North Korea, just like he didn’t realize the consequences in business of walking in and firing someone at the Taj without thinking about it. It’s Trump.”
The walls are caving in?
During the last few weeks, Trump and his allies have been increasing their attacks on the FBI. Besides the absolutely stunning turn of events in which a “conservative” is attacking American law enforcement and siding with the Russian government, there has to be a motive behind the attacks.
We learned today that Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions was interviewed by the Mueller investigators very recently. This is yet another extraordinary step, where a sitting attorney general is interviewed during an active criminal investigation into the president he serves. This coupled with recent news that Mueller wants to also interview Trump, and somewhat less recent news that Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner hired a crisis management public relations team, suggests that we are nearing the end of the investigation (perhaps a few months away), and that Team Trump is very concerned about unfavorable results.
Logically, you would not interview a senior official like the attorney general or the president or the president’s son in law unless most of your investigation was wrapped up. You don’t go after the big dogs without first having all of your ducks in a row.
If I had to guess I would say that Jared Kushner is looking at criminal liability, and Eric Trump Jr., may also be looking at criminal charges. Unclear if this will reach to the President. If the investigation turns away from alleged campaign improprieties with the Russians (that, while nefarious and unethical, may be difficult to criminally prosecute), and instead turns to money laundering for international organized crime (which is where Trump’s former brain trust Bannon thinks this is going), things will probably look worse for president Trump.
The morning started with reports that president Donald Trump is very angry at attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump is angry that Sessions refused to take control over the investigation into Russian hacking and campaign spying, and instead “recused” himself, or in other words, removed himself, from the investigation. Trump was probably angry because he thought Sessions would be there to cover up Trump’s ties to Russia:
“I thought that was a pretty damning report for the president,” Miller said. “Why would the president care if Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation or not unless he wanted him to exert inappropriate influence over it. It shouldn’t really matter who’s leading the investigation unless you want the person in charge to somehow steer it in a way that benefits you.”
Article after article kept coming, talking about how pissed off Trump was at Sessions, and explaining that the Trump’s tweets about the “travel ban” were really a way for him to blow off some of the steam he has built up about Sessions. Trump effectively strangled the justice department’s case before it ever had a chance of making it before the supreme court:
The discontent was on display on Monday in a series of stark early-morning postings on Twitter in which the president faulted his own Justice Department for its defense of his travel ban on visitors from certain predominantly Muslim countries.
After all the bad stories about Sessions, it then was leaked to the press that Sessions actually offered to resign. He’s had enough with El Trumpo, and seems to be who Trump is taking out his anger on these days. Could it be that El Trumpo is getting scared?
As for Sessions, he’s ready to retire and pursue his life-long dream!