In response to Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, Rep. Maxine Waters called for zero tolerance of Trump administration officials:
And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.
Trump predictably fired back, calling Waters “an extraordinarily low IQ person.”
Did Pelosi, House Minority Leader, stick up for her fellow Democratic representative? Not on your life. Instead, she caved to Trump and called for more civility . . . on both sides:
Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable.
Pelosi is a coward.
Source: Nancy Pelosi rebukes Maxine Waters for comments on Trump administration
In the biggest primary upset of 2018, powerful Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) lost his seat to progressive political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday.
When asked whether she would accept a meeting with President Donald Trump, Ocasio-Cortez responded:
Probably not. I would probably want conditions. I would make demands, I’m not gonna give him a photo-op because he wants it.
She should have said, “I’ll know I’ve really arrived when he attacks me on Twitter. After that, we’ll see.”
Source: Top Democratic Congressman Loses Seat To N.Y. Democratic Socialist In Huge Upset | HuffPost
Now that President Trump has met with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and signed some sort of agreement, the world has been clamoring for my reaction to this momentous event.
- Trump is the world’s worst negotiator. He gave Israel what they wanted when he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but he got nothing in return. Now he’s given Kim what he wanted: international legitimacy. And again got nothing in return. And, to sweeten the deal for Kim, Trump agreed to halt the “very provocative” military exercises that the U.S. holds in South Korea.
- It looks to me like Trump is forming a new Axis of Evil, consisting of the U.S., Russia and North Korea.
- Mr Mild points out that Trump’s recent actions are indistinguishable from what he would do if he were being given orders from Moscow. (“Comrade Trump, attack Mexico, piss off Canada, undermine the E.U. and kiss up to North Korea. This will make you one Great Leader.”)
On the other hand, Professor Hell points out that every time I try to see a plan in Trump’s actions, I’m wrong. And so it goes.