The president who said he would spend his last 100 days before the November elections focused on the issues that Americans face today – COVID-19, rising unemployment, pending evictions and foreclosures, and civil unrest over racial equality – spent his Wednesday evening just 97 days before the election watching Fox News and tweeting. At this point, it’s no surprise, but it’s notable considering his promises to focus during these difficult times in his presidency.
The fact that Fox News has worked as a propaganda arm of the Trump administration is no surprise to anyone, but the fact that the president is admitting so publicly, and criticizing them for stepping out of line, should be a red flag to anyone who watches it. When reporting is influenced by those in power, it’s not journalism. Fox News was never journalism, but it’s become even more obvious in a Trump presidency.
Mail-in voting is not a threat to democracy and never has been. The same IDs required to vote in in-person elections can be sent through the mail. Payments, life-saving medications, and Social Security cards are sent through the mail. Donald Trump’s 2018 ballot, as well as those of his children and people in his administration, were sent by mail. He had no complaints about mail-in voting at the time.
The Defense Department has said that troops are not being pulled from Germany because of any NATO payments, but Trump misses the point of having allies altogether. The only time allied forces have had to come together at wartime since World War II was immediately following the events of September 11, 2001. If we expect to have allies in another crisis, our ability to protect allied nations should be preserved. At the rate Donald Trump’s going, America’s only “ally” will be Russia, and they pay Taliban soldiers bounties on the heads of U.S. troops.
Twitter was quick to respond to Trump’s Wednesday night tantrum. Read some of their comments below:
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