Trump's Toxic Influence Goes Well Beyond the Headlines

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    “PRESIDENT TRUMP held a televised meeting with lawmakers last week, in part to rebut claims that he was unfit for the presidency. Since that meeting, he did and said some awful things that dominated the news. But part of Mr. Trump’s toxic influence lies in how he undermines democratic values in less spectacular ways that go relatively unchallenged. In any other presidency, these violations of norms and standards, all of which occurred in the few days after Tuesday’s meeting, would have produced widespread outrage.”

    Opinion | Trump’s toxic influence goes well beyond the headlines

    Widespread outrage among the right with any other Democratic presidency.
     
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    You used democratic and values in the same sentence. That's improper English.
     
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    ROTFLMAO!!!! "The Washington Compost!!!!! And an OPINION PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The biggest tragedy of it all is that it seems he does not even realize just how badly he is harming our country in his vain attempts to simply cover his ass and pump his ego.
     
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    Clayton's on yet another parasite and hate Trump rampage ... nothing of value or new here...
     
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    You of course, do not bother to present any examples, in your op, you are too busy making strong and negative statements, over and over again, as a form of propaganda.


    So, I did it. I clicked on your link that went to the piece of shit Washington post.


    Here is their top example to support their bullshit claim.



    "Following the publication of an unflattering book, Mr. Trump insisted that the country should have tougher libel laws that would make it easier for powerful public figures such as himself to sue writers who say things that are “false” —"



    Wow. Such a terrible person. He voiced an off the cuff wish for tougher libel laws.


    Not the lack of any actual actions.


    Then the piece of shit media went on to mis characterize this as


    "that is, to gag critics the president does not like."


    Big leap from a vague and weak wish "tougher libel laws" and the President having the power to gag critics.


    From such panic mongering to be reasonable, the law would have to be in a final or near final form and being put forth in congress, and the points of the bill that could reasonable be abused to lead to censorship would have to cited and

    THEN, real concerns about censorship would be called for.


    As it is, this was nothing but shit.


    AND this was their TOP example to support their shit headline.




    This is nothing but propaganda, based on the idea of just drowning out all competing voices with a din of negative bullshit, until it creates the illusion of a point.


    YOu are a vile propagandist.
     
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    It's not "our country" any more and it sure as hell isn't "your country".

    How can any Democrat claim this country while refusing to take part in the legislative process, as you people are doing?
     
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    You missed the point, he expressed an opinion that is counter to values that have stood firm since the founding of our country. This opinion shows he does not fully grasp the fact that he is a public servant now. People are going to write books about him and he no longer has any means to shut people up.
     
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    Your unstated assumption that any effort to hold people responsibly for false statements is completely contradictory to Freedom of Speech is unsupported.


    Your hysteria over this non issues is utter nonsense.


    And this was the TOP example offered in support of the moronic conclusion of the article and this thread title.



    Pathetic.
     
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    LOL that's fucking pathetic, typical short memory Trumpbot.
     

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