Donald Trump (Photo credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com)

Donald Trump (Photo credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com)

Apologists and supporters of President Donald Trump are coming to the reality that something is just not right in the new administration. It has not even been three months since the inauguration and Trump has since become entangled in missteps and outright scandal. The largest mistake he made was his executive order on immigration that was an underhanded ban on Muslims entering the United States. The original order caused global chaos as immigrants, refugees and normal visitors to the U.S. were stopped from traveling or detained by U.S. Customs officials at airports. The order was struck down and a new more narrowly crafted executive order was released by Trump last week.

Then news came that former Gen. Michael Flynn had secretly met with a Russian ambassador who is a known spy during the 2016 campaign. The revelation led to his dismissal and an embarrassment for the Trump administration. It was also revealed last week that Flynn worked as a foreign agent last year representing the interests of the Turkish government in a dispute with the United States. He filed papers that acknowledged this fact and also that he received at least $500K from the Turkish government.

Trump also is in continuous violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution because of his business ventures. The emoluments clause basically states that no government officials can receive money, gifts or titles from a foreign government. Most recently, China approved at least a dozen Trump branded and related trademarks for doing business in China.

Even former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich stated that Trump is on shaky ground for a number of these issues, including his recent statement accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.

According to a series of tweets by Reich, “Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties” by accusing former President Barack Obama of “undertaking an illegal (and impeachable) act.” Obama has denied ever personally ordering a wiretap on any U.S. citizen. The situation keeps getting worse for Trump and unfortunately, Americans are the ones who will suffer. This past weekend, 200 U.S. Marines were deployed to war-torn Syria as part of a support and advisory contingent of U.S. forces.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • sailhardy

    Something that s not right is you, among other miscreants. Do you read your screed. Do you know hysteria when you see it?

    • C Coleman

      More than 26,000 psychiatrists and psychologists have signed a petition / letter stating that Trump is mentally unfit to be president, so I don’t think you can call it “hysteria”. 45 has ISSUES and big ones.

      • Michael Baker

        and Pelosi is mentally sound?

        • Katy Cordeth

          Compared to Trump, the Joker is mentally sound.

          • Michael Baker

            go protest on a busy highway

          • Katy Cordeth

            That sounds like a dangerous thing to do, Michael.

          • Michael Baker

            not if your a liberal try it, it’s fun!

          • Katy Cordeth

            Jeez, why do you people want anyone who doesn’t agree with you to die? I might not like conservatives’ opinions, but I don’t think they should suffer death because of them.

          • Katy Cordeth

            Get a move on with this flippin’ reply, will you, Michael. It should say One other person is typing… very slowly. Come on, genius, it’s way past my bedtime. It doesn’t take this long to compose a moronic insult.

          • Michael Baker

            have you seen the protests by the left don’t try your hypocritical libtard crap on me an yes ridding the entire world of the globalist libtard stain makes absolute sense then we might start to see the reinvention of common sense instead of political correctness

          • Katy Cordeth

            I’ve seen protests by the left, Mikey, but I haven’t seen any terrorism or murders recently. I see plenty of that from people on the right, though, thanks to the rhetoric of those like Donald Trump.

            It scares me that people like you are allowed to own guns. When you say things like “ridding the entire world of the the globalist libtard stain,” I get a distinct Dylann Roof/Robert Dear/Timothy McVeigh vibe.

          • Scrambler

            Wow, you can’t even form a coherent sentence let alone punctuate it correctly and your hurling insults at others for their “libtard” beliefs?
            Sit down now lil mikey, go sit in your corner and listen to the adults until you have learned to converse in an advanced fashion.
            These subjects are far too advanced for you at the moment.

          • BB555

            Just love the term”libtard”. What genius thought of that? Certainly the “conservatards” could do better than that!

          • Clay Conger

            You used “libtard” twice in one sentence. Try to avoid doing that, as that kind of repetition turns your argument into rambling nonsense. How about “hypocritical crap” first, and then lay down the “libtard” later? Although…I’m fairly certain libtard is a noun, not an adjective. Perhaps “libtarded” would be more effective. Actually, scratch that; stop using the word “libtard” entirely, since the effect is less threatening and tough and more akin to a ten year-old shrieking racist slurs into their Xbox headset. I too want more common sense in the world, and I believe spelling the word “and” correctly would be a good start for you.

          • Jai Guru

            The alt right fascists are all nazis. They belong at the end of a noose.

          • Mike

            Plenty of conservatives think trump is off his rocker. I honestly believe that a vote for Hillary in the primary was an inadvertent vote for trump in the nationals. Bernie would have handily beaten him, and he was the potential president we all thought we were getting in Obama. It’s a shame that the dems are essentially 2 parties now. A conservative contingent and a liberal contingent that split the party much like republicans and their tea party. I guess we have the president we deserve, not the one we need.

        • Tyrone Mckinney

          After all these yrs in congress ,then yes! Abso-fucken lutely!!

      • LibelFreeZone

        That’s YOUR opinion, and who cares what 26,000 psychiatrists and psychologists think? They’re all liberal, anyway, so their opinion means ZILCH.

        • jg

          YOU should care. Clearly you do not know what it means in practical reality.
          Maybe do some educated reading and find out. It’s not about liberal versus conservative, not all in the MH field are liberal, but they are educated and trained to see danger.

      • InfiniteGravity

        hysteria hɪˈstɪərɪə
        noun
        1. exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.

        Seems to fit pretty well to me.

        Psychology has little to do with democracy.

        Nor the fact that those 26,000 Psychologists have acted outside of the ethics of their own profession.

        “The “Goldwater Rule:”

        On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.”

        Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry”

        • jg

          Wrong…when there is danger to others there is a duty to warn.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Maybe you could explain that danger, and why that danger is greater with President Trump, then it would be with Misses Clinton? Since clearly you’re in the know. Remember unless the Psychologist has carried out actual medically authorised assessments they are simply opinions. Unethically published opinions at that.

          • jg

            There is enough observable behavior to make the diagnosis. Read the DSM and
            watch the interviews on You Tube, these are IVY league people, and they explain
            why there is danger, and why they felt it was their duty to warn. You are not looking at what the construction of the personality disorder is capable of doing. Just resting on your own opinion. Do you have a PhD?

          • DeafeningSilence

            Really the complex medical science of Psychology can be done by watching someones YouTube videos these days? And I thought it was for just watching cats play piano. Are you really hearing what your saying? Soon we will have no need to visit the hospital at all, you will just send your doctor your tea leaves from your morning cuppa and a diagnosis will be immediately forthcoming.

            So if Trump over the next few years proves to be no danger to anyone through his “personality disorder”, will all of these doctors and Ivy leaguers resign their medical positions and publish public apologies for impinging on a public figures reputation without ethical and scientific backing? If they promise that I will definitely consider their opinion.

          • Malk

            Why not hold Trump to the same standard you hold these psychiatrists? Should trump resign and issue public apologies if it turns out something he has said is false? Unless you live under a rock, you may have noticed Trump spouts falsehoods almost every waking day.

          • DeafeningSilence

            What makes you think that isn’t the case? If Trump is found to not uphold the legalities of his position as President of the United States of America he will be impeached and removed from office. If Trump fails to satisfy the court of public opinion over his term he will be voted from office. What I am asking is these doctors put their own position on the line the same way Trump has and is. The President of the United States is held to some of the most stringent legal processes their are for any position. The position is also dependent on the constitutional vote of the United States population.
            Are you saying that it’s ethical for Psychologists to make public diagnosis even in the absence of legal due process or in adherence to their own ethical standards without suffering any form of repercussion if they are, in the best case incorrect, in the worst case committing fraudulent character smearing. If this kind professional public attack was made against anyone but Trump, the public outrage would be across the board.

          • Malk

            Please pay attention to specific detail in both your words and mine. You suggested specifically that the mental health professionals in question might be expected to resign and publicly apologise if their prediction turned out to be false.
            I specifically asked you if the exact same standard should apply to Trump – if he makes false statements, should he resign and publicly apologise?

            You have tried to shift this to not satisfying the court of public opinion. A little bit of rigour please.

            It is no less ethical for mental health professionals to make an appraisal of someone’s mental health by remote observation, than it is for Trump to accuse the former President of wire-tapping, and being a ‘sick guy’ without a shred of proof. Prove to me that you understand this please or I will not waste any further effort here.

          • DeafeningSilence

            I never mentioned true or false, read my statements again. It’s a matter of ethics and professionalism. Medical ethics, say that a professional mental health diagnosis is personal information which is legally confidential. Furthermore ‘The Goldwater Rule’ which is not something I have just made up and is part of American Psychiatric Association’s Code of Ethics covers this exact kind of situation in detail and describes this very instance as unethical.

            JG argued that ethics may be broken if their is a clear and immediate danger to the general public, this covers instances such as man confiding in his Psychologist that the voices are telling him to “Kill his family and bury them in the backyard.” At this point a doctor would have a duty of care to inform the authorities or the police and break the code of confidentiality between himself and his patient. If that same doctor decided that the media was a better option it would seriously damage his professional reputation.

            JG is claiming that this kind of danger is applicable in this situation with President Trump. Even though these health “professionals” have made a diagnosis that has not been given correct professional due process. In addition to that fact they have breached the rules of ethics set out by their peers and the APA.

            In any professional arena if you use unorthodox process and ignore the rules of ethics that apply to your profession and in due course a mistake occurs that damages life, property or reputation you are legally liable for the damages. In many instances criminal negligence charges may result.

            I have no idea what wire taps have to do with this?

          • Malk

            Before there was a ‘Goldwater Rule’, there was a Goldwater: Barry Goldwater. He successfully sued the editor of the publication that aired the psychiatric opinions about him, for libel.

            Perhaps we will one day have an ‘Obama rule’, if Obama successfully sues President Trump for libel, for publicly accusing Obama of an unfounded, extremely serious crime, and slandering him as ‘sick’ in the process.

            Professional conduct is a concern for health professionals, and it is a concern for the President of the United States. Which of the two offices is more important? Arguably, the higher the office, the greater the importance of professional conduct – although the world is observing in disbelief that in America, the opposite appears to be true. We seem to be tolerating the lowest standards of professional conduct from the highest office in our land.
            You are a case in point: you’re pointing the professional misconduct stick everywhere except at Trump.

            Do you still not understand what the accusation of wire taps has to do with our conversation?

          • jg

            He has brought it on himself. Do you truly believe this man is fit to serve the country? That is the real issue, you seem to want to deflect from. It is only character smearing or defamation if it is not true. I am quite sure they are smart enough to have sought legal advice on this before 26,000 of them signed on. I also can’t waste any more energy on you.

          • jg

            Agree…He is a documented liar.

          • jg

            Have you seen the mans twitter account? What he says at 3 am? Not exactly the picture of stability. You seem to want to argue for the sake of argument, what is your point? ANY of his public speeches whether on You Tube on anywhere else reveal this diagnosis. Like I said read the DSM criteria, any uneducated fool could make the diagnosis, just by reading the criteria.
            Diagnoses are made by observable and repetitive behaviors, and many other factors. Respect is not blindly given it is earned. The man is a liar. Again, no point discussing with you , you really just do not get it.

          • DeafeningSilence

            ” You seem to want to argue for the sake of argument, what is your point?”

            Er I haven’t commented here for two days?

            Speaking of arguing for the sake of arguing isn’t Donald Trump your constitutionally and Democratically elected President? It seems that you would prefer a failed state where democratic outcomes are not honoured. So don’t worry there will be more elections in the future where you can express your democratic right to vote. All of this kind of behaviour just undermines democracy and the credibility of the US as a global ambassador for the stability and freedom that a democratic system brings. But honestly you don’t seem to care about democracy. Anything is reasonable as long as it means removing the man that you have decided isn’t fit for that office. But just remember that isn’t a democratic system its a lynch mob.

          • Malk

            I recommend you reread your answer to JG and ask yourself how interesting it is that everything you are accusing him of, he is accusing Trump of.
            With whom is the buck supposed to stop – a netizen exercising his right to free speech, or the President of the United States?
            Trump is undermining democracy on multiple fronts, in ways no other president has.
            Trump is undermining the credibility of the United States as a global ambassador on multiple fronts, in ways no other president has.

            In my view, it is in an effort to salvage our democracy that people are resisting Trump and calling for his impeachment. Its pretty obvious. And its also obvious that throughout this conversation, you have diligently avoided the real flaws Trump brings to this situation, and have tried to project them on simple citizens as a deflection. How this sort of behaviour helps the situation is a complete mystery to me. Muster some objectivity.

          • DeafeningSilence

            “In my view, it is in an effort to salvage our democracy that people are resisting Trump and calling for his impeachment.”

            This is a contradiction, you cannot salvage “Democracy” by resisting the democratically elected leader. Objectivity is clearly the problem here. If you wish to Democratically resist a president, create a political platform and vote at your next election. People these days cannot separate their hatred for Trump, which has been sanctioned openly by broad tracts of the media, and their will to live in a free and fair democratic society. You can say you don’t agree with Trump, or even hate Trump, and want change for the US. But if you want that change to come through impeachment, bullying or harassment. You cannot also say you love democracy. Obama rose to power through his ability to give a united vision for the future of the United States. I have no idea what it is that is attempting to be done these days. Division and bullying have replaced hope in the land of the free. Mass rallies of vocal minorities are undermining the democratic process. Ask yourself do you want Trump impeached because he has broken the law or simply because of his personality and politics.

          • Malk

            Nonsense – there is nothing anti-democratic about impeachment: if Trump is impeached, he will only have himself to blame – not imagined hordes of anti-democratic citizens. But it is well understood that you find it difficult to entertain that Trump has already done wrong…

          • DeafeningSilence

            Of course if you can’t win the election, Can’t undermine the electoral system, Can’t undermine the electoral college system, Can’t prove collaboration with Russia, Can’t prove Tax evasion, Impeachment is naturally the next ‘democratic’ choice for opposition to the Trump Government…You just need to find grounds for the impeachment first…

          • Malk

            The emoluments clause is not grounds (multiple investigations required here, and the ones we are aware of are probably only part of the full story considering Trump has over 500 business entities)?
            Unstable behaviour is not grounds? If he publicly accused Obama, via tweets at 3am, of wiretapping his tower solely based on crackpot media reports – there is a legitimate concern about his judgement here. He’s the man with access to our nukes. Objectivity certainly is a problem here: apparently you are incapable of it.

            I have not mentioned even once my disagreements with Trump – I have argued only along the lines of objectively troubling behaviour. Feel free to continue to paint me as being partisan, anti-democratic, etc, and advising me to wait 4 years to vote again: you will utterly fail to address anything I and others have said here.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Why? There is nothing that needs addressing here, it is all either pure opinion or unsubstantiated accusations. Most made with a straight forward political bias.

            You make out that President Obama office would never do something so crazy as place surveillance on Donald Trump. Yet they had no issue with using this kind of surveillance on foreign heads of state of democratically elected governments or United States citizens. In fact there is no secret that the Obama government was involved in numerous shady surveillance issues.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_on_mass_surveillance

            And what happened to your respect for free speech, the president voiced his opinion on Obama and his governments surveillance practices. He has not placed him in a cell or raised any kind of official charges against Obama. And he called Obama ‘Sick’ the horror, Obama must be crying himself to sleep of a night. C’mon if you can’t see that most opposition to Trump comes from a political footing you’re fooling yourself.

          • Malk

            BS – I make out no such thing. Are you actually reading me, or just making things up?

            You, and Trump, seem to defend his accusations with mere mentions of ‘its perfectly possible’.

            Should a President accuse a former President publicly, calling him ‘sick’, merely because its possible he did it?

            You are not trying.

            There’s this pesky little thing called evidence. Trump doesn’t seem to have any, and if he does, he’s certainly not telling anybody. Meanwhile his aides fell over themselves trying to convince an American public they clearly think is stupid, that Trump did not mean wiretapping, when he said wiretapping.

            Do you think evidence is important, or should the person in the highest office of the nation publicly accuse people he does not like of things at whim? Answer the question.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Again you’re contradicting yourself and holding both parties to different account

            Regarding your suggested impeachment of the President on emolument grounds. Your basically saying that because a man has a kitchen knife he also is a murderer. With no real evidence of an actual crime being committed. You are calling for a trial before even having found a crime. This is far worse than what you are accusing President Trump of doing to Obama. However there is a stack of evidence relating Obama to covert surveillance.

            There are no laws saying the president must offload all business assets while president under the terms of the emoluments clause which is in essence an anti bribery clause in the constitution. Any impeachment would need to prove beyond a doubt that Trump had received a bribe from a foreign government whether personally or through his businesses. At the moment yes he has businesses. But just owning a knife does not make you a murderer. There is no evidence of any emolument or a crime. All of President Trumps business and personal finances will be scrutinised and investigated far beyond what is reasonable as this witch hunt unfolds over the next few years. But don’t tell me that this all isn’t just a little bit politically motivated.

          • Malk

            No evidence? Then how come he is already being sued over it?

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-is-the-emoluments-clause-does-it-apply-to-president-trump/2017/01/23/12aa7808-e185-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.4a0ef0576d86

            Try harder.

            BTW, the latest news is he sold an apartment for 16 million dollars, to a Chinese woman with ties to Chinese military intelligence.

            He also routinely sells real estate to Russian nationals – deals which may well reveal further instances.

            There is enough evidence already to warrant the law suit, and further investigation is clearly required.

            If you think this is without merit, and not interesting enough to be pursued, perhaps you need to explain WHY?

          • DeafeningSilence

            A trial is evidence of nothing. And it sounds like foreign trade is a crime these days.

            “If you think this is without merit, and not interesting enough to be pursued, perhaps you need to explain WHY?”

            Of course it will be pursued and so it should be. But we all know if the emolument clause fails to remove President Trump it will be on to the next thing that may achieve the wanted end. Showing this is nothing more than an undemocratic political campaign looking for a means to an end.

          • Malk

            Look at who brought the trial… extremely experienced litigators. That much is evidence that the case is far from trivial. But feel free to keep pretending none of this matters.

            If seeking to remove a President who does not understand nor respect the pillars of democracy … is undemocratic, then democracy has no meaning.
            Trump despises openly the free press, the judiciary, and lies flippantly to the American people in almost every address he makes.
            How can you pretend to respect democracy if you have no problem with Trump’s behaviour?

          • DeafeningSilence

            Yeah look at who brought the trial.
            http://crewexposed.com/

            “How can you pretend to respect democracy if you have no problem with Trump’s behaviour?”

            Again President Trump is accountable under the United Sates Constitution, laws and the democratic vote of the United States citizens. That is democratic respect.

            May I ask the same how can you claim to respect democracy when their is a continued sustained effort to undermine its very substance?

          • Malk

            I see your hack blog, and raise you another hack blog:

            http://www.consumerdeception.com/index.asp

            This one attacks just as convincingly the blog that you proposed to discredit CREW.

            Where does that leave us?

            We can judge for ourselves the facts as we know them, and there are already enough grounds to bring suit in order to precipitate legal discovery of the full facts. I’ve already outlined some of the grounds, and you have not responded to them.

          • DeafeningSilence

            No, it leaves us with a set of accusations made by CREW that will likely never see any actual trial. CREW lodged a complaint suing Trump. Even your source goes on to show that lack of grounds for the lodgment in a later article.

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/01/23/does-the-emoluments-clause-lawsuit-against-president-trump-stand-a-chance/?utm_term=.d47544e1d90a

            I struggle to see what the link you have supplied has to do with this discussion?

            The link I supplied shows that CREW have been connected with not being an impartial watch dogs but attack dogs with a primary aim of attacking the conservative movement with backing from the liberal movement. And that this court case may be nothing more than propaganda for the liberal movement.

          • Malk

            No he did not state his opinion: he stated it as fact.
            When the President says he has just found out something of great importance, everyone understands that to mean that we are talking about facts the President has been given, and we assume from very credible, solid sources.

            Instead, with Trump, it turns out to be stuff he heard on TV from questionable channels, that he made no attempt to fact check.

            Of course for you, that’s acceptable behaviour from the PResident of the USA.

            It seems all you have is attempts to accuse others of not respecting democracy or free speech, and your attempts are failing.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Here let me help you:

            Opinion – noun
            1. a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
            ————————————————————————–
            Fact – noun
            noun: fact; plural noun: facts
            a thing that is known or proved to be true.
            ————————————————————————–
            Democracy – noun
            noun: democracy
            a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

            If Trump stated a ‘Fact’ your admitting it is a proven truth. If it is unproven it is an opinion. If Trump had factual evidence I am sure a tweet would not be the full extent of his actions.

          • Malk

            Do you not understand the difference between:

            a) stating a fact
            b) stating something AS fact

            I spoke of b). You are saying I was speaking of a).

            Reread my post then tell me you have understood where you erred.

            Then explain how the wording of Trump’s tweets should be interpreted as his opinion, rather than as something he believes to be factual.
            The only people who share your ‘interpretation’ are the ‘alternative facts’ mob in the White house. Even most Republican officials are taking the accusations seriously and are not trying to defend them as some bizarre matter of freedom of speech. Try harder.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Maybe the correct term would be ‘accusation’? An accusative opinion that has not been proven to be fact. Nor disproved.

          • Malk

            ‘Maybe the correct term would be ‘accusation’? An accusative opinion that has not been proven to be fact. Nor disproved.’

            Oh really?

            Do you say ‘I just found out’, when you are stating your opinion?
            Or do you say it when you are relaying something that you have accepted as fact?

            This is important.
            The Commander in Chief needs to make himself understood when communicating. What if he miscommunicates this poorly over matters of life and death?

            How is this becoming of the office of the President?
            Even if he had made clear he was only sharing his opinion, do you want a President that tweets his bile to the world at 3am instead of sleeping or doing his job? His action has further mired our nation in debilitating controversy. Apparently you’re perfectly happy with this. If you are not, its very strange you’ve missed every opportunity to say so, so far.

          • DeafeningSilence

            No, I am happy to live in a free and semi-transparent democracy. I respect the rights of its citizens and the government to operate within their constitutional rights and under the laws of the country.

            I respect that democracy may not always deliver what I believe personally as an individual, but does offer one of the most fairest and representative political systems their is in the world at this point. I also respect the right of others to disagree or have opposing political beliefs under the rights of free speech. If the premises I establish cannot stand up to opposition or argument it places those very premises into doubt.

            I disagree that progress can be made in a free democratic state by seeking to undermine the very fabric of democracy itself. Continually attacking a democratically elected official with an interest in representing ones own political ideology is attacking democracy.

          • Malk

            ‘I disagree that progress can be made in a free democratic state by seeking to undermine the very fabric of democracy itself. ‘

            An independent judiciary is one of the fundamental pillars of democracy.
            Name some other presidents who have used the privilege of their office to personally attack judges who make rulings they do not agree with and project anger publicly when the judiciary does not rubber stamp his poorly thought out executive orders?

            The free press is one of the fundamental pillars of democracy.
            Name another president who has sustained such a continuous barrage against the media, personally insulting journalists, encouraging his followers to label ‘fake news’, anything they disagree with, and actually denying access to White House media pools based on the personal likes and dislikes of the President?

            These are attempts to undermine the very fabric of democracy, but you don’t give a toss about it…

            ‘Continually attacking a democratically elected official with an interest in representing ones own political ideology is attacking democracy.’

            No, that’s business as usual. Or perhaps you are new to politics.
            But, guess what. Others may be doing that, but I have not been. I have only raised objective concerns with Trump’s behaviour and business dealings. If the only way you can debate me is to find fault with things I’m not doing, you are not debating me – you’re fighting an imaginary opponent in order to maintain the illusion you have the upper hand.

          • DeafeningSilence

            I have clearly outlined how all of your ‘accusations’ of Trump are merely political smoke and mirrors.

            Again your claims here are a little bizarre.

            Again from your source lets look at your claim regarding Trump and the Judicial system. Let’s go back to 2015 when the headline in the Washington Post was:

            “Why does President Obama criticize the Supreme Court so much?”

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-does-president-obama-criticize-the-supreme-court-so-much/2015/06/20/b41667b4-1518-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html?utm_term=.7393171768b0

            Screaming for blood then were we?

            As for your next ‘Accusation’
            Trump versus the free Press.

            I guess if this is a constitutional issue regarding the press you can clearly show how President Trump has used his powers to in someway illegally attempt to either dismantle or censor the free press? Free press in the current times is currently expanding at its most significant rate due to blogging and access to a global media establishment despite some parties attempts to steer people to groups of media content that represents a single political viewpoint.

            Again you have failed to show how President Trump has in any way violated the Constitution or the law in his roles as President. But you have further demonstrated your own political bias and disdain for democratic process.

          • Malk

            You compare criticism, with personal attacks. The two are not one and the same.

            Look, you clearly have trouble comparing apples with apples. I don’t think we are going to get anywhere.

            I never said Trump did anything illegal against the Press. Did I?
            It is possible to undermine democracy whilst still acting legally. Or can you not conceive of that?

          • DeafeningSilence

            No I understand what a personal attack is. Just see your last reply for example.

            Here let me help you again.

            criticism- noun
            1. the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes.

            Of course we are not going to get anywhere as the facts and the laws are not something that come into consideration when someone is waging a political war against political ideals they disagree with. Democracy was formed to give voice to all and not let society descend into continual blood soaked wars over disagreements of political viewpoints. The constitution and the judicial system were formed to help keep balance within a democracy to protect the minorities from the tyranny of the majority. If you want to fight Trump execute your democratic and constitutional rights, but do not pretend that this is anything but politics. Anti-Trump groups are not some higher voice of reason representing truth, freedom and justice absolutely. They are opposing political idealists that believe democracy has failed them, therefor fighting a democratic fight is no longer then best way to meet their ends. Any weapon that serves their purpose will be raised against their imagined tyrant.

            Ask yourself JG has removed all of their comments here? Why is that, if what they were stating was fact and ethically right then why remove them?

          • Malk

            You’re chasing your own tail.

            I specifically called the attacks against Trump politics as usual, when you were arguing it was anti-democratic. Now you chastise me to not call it anything else than politics…

            However, if you think that politics never concerns itself with protecting democracy, you’re a greater cynic than I thought…

            The bottom line is, democracy can be undermined without breaking laws. A majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s behaviour if the polls are any measure (hint, they are the only measure we have right now). Trump is the most unpopular president at such an early stage – the honeymoon was pretty much non-existent. The American people recognise that Trump behaves in a manner that weakens our democracy, and our image and standing in the world.

            You can repeat as much as you want that they just have to wait to be able to vote him out: thankfully, I think we will remain vigilant for any sign of a way to either coerce him into respecting the office he has taken, or a way to make him leave it.

          • DeafeningSilence

            “A majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s behaviour if the polls are any measure (hint, they are the only measure we have right now).”

            From the same pollsters that predicted Clinton would win in a landslide? There is one other measure.

            http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president

            Its possible to have politics without democracy also:
            https://www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/american-politics-1/forms-of-government-19/non-democratic-governments-authoritarianism-totalitarianism-and-dictatorship-115-11223/

            Clearly the only person who can change your own bias is yourself. Good luck with it.

          • Malk

            You present election results as a measure of present opinion, when the very topic is that the honeymoon AFTER the election was virtually non-existent, and Trump went almost immediately into the lowest approval polls we’ve ever seen so early in a Presidency? You clearly either don’t understand the basic tenets of reason underpinning the conversation, or you are deliberately trying to ignore them in desperation to make a point.

            Polls are all we have to diagnose approval NOW. There, is that clear enough for you? You do understand that people are capable of changing their minds when a President turns out to be inept and bungles most of his first efforts in amateurish style?

            I’m tired of spelling things out for you. Good luck to you too.

          • DeafeningSilence

            The only poll that counts is the next democratic ‘approval poll’ which is expected in 2020. Only a fool relies on evidence that has been discredited as being reliable to prove a point. Again fact or opinion. The democratic election is a fact, any poll is primarily opinion of a small targeted focus group.

            It’s possible to find opinion that backs up almost any view these days. There are still people that believe the world is flat, despite all the evidence contrary to that POV.

          • Malk

            Polls are an inexact science, but remain widely used because most of the time they do provide a useful benchmark.
            Talk about bias: you take one spectacular failure of polling and use that outlier to dismiss polls you don’t like… Anyway, its been fun.

          • DeafeningSilence

            A spectacular fail based on the exact same subject.

            Go figure…

            All the best and no hard feelings. Thanks for the conversation.

          • jg

            Ahh, if they promise YOU, why should they? Perhaps you do not see this clearly because you yourself have just made a very narcissistic statement.

          • jg

            Misses? no it is Mrs. She is no prize either.

          • DeafeningSilence

            Lol

      • jg

        With his diagnosis the only person he cares about is himself. He sure fits the criteria for malignant narcissism, I am also a MH professional. For those of you who do not know what it actually means, look it up. It’s not good. This is not hysteria it is reality. This man is unstable, impulsive, grandiose, paranoid and impulsive. He is an embarassment to the country. he also has the lowest IQ of any president to ever take office. He is incapable of running this country.
        Paul Ryan should get the boot too, another one.

        • DeafeningSilence

          Will you resign your position and publish a public apology if your public diagnosis and warning here proves with time to of been made in error? If you are going to use your position to make claims about another individuals mental health publicly, it stands to reason that you stake your reputation on it being a correct assessment with an actual presentable danger to others provable in the long term. If this danger doesn’t actually present itself in any quantifiable way, your opinion would be seen as a misdiagnosis and the motive behind it would be rather questionable due to the flouting of the ethics that govern the medical institutions and their treatment of patient information. It may even be argued that it is an intentionally fraudulent assessment based on gaining political traction, especially if the danger does not present in the long term.

          Your risk though, If you are right you can tell everyone “I told you so!”

    • Mack Doggs

      Oh the crows you’ll be eating soon. It just warms the cockles of my heart.

  • Marty Kirkpatrick

    Got to keep spreading the lies…maybe someone will believe them.

    • Ernst Blofeld

      Obviously a large number of Americans do believe the lies in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Who knew so many could be this gullible?

      • jg

        Educated voters did not vote for Trump, the gullible and uneducated pushed the vote his way and they are the ones he will hurt the most. Neither candidate was a good pick. The best people for the job sadly do not want it.

        • DeafeningSilence

          Lol, I wonder why? Just look how the Preaident is treated with so much respect.

        • jesusandthepirates

          Actually, a lot of educated voters thought war hawk hillary would drag the US into yet another war, and considered trump a lesser evil; the fact that he might be less competent would attract those who think he couldn’t get us in as much mischief to vote for him also. The fact that the DNC thought their old strategy of deny the voters what they want (fix the primaries) and the people who HATE hillary will still vote for her, finally went past its sell-by date…

  • Tommy McMillan

    Yes Trump is unorthodox but that’s why he was elected.

    • Ernst Blofeld

      Trump is living proof that if you tell a big enough lie and repeat it often enough, people will believe it. “Obama bugged my phones” is such a lie.

      • Tommy McMillan

        Well what can I say? Here in Texas Cruz beat Trump by 14 percentage points.

      • LibelFreeZone

        We shall see if it’s a lie or not. After all, Barack Obama has a history of bugging people’s phones.

        http://www.dailywire.com/news/14122/obama-really-was-wiretapping-chief-joseph-curl#

        The Obama administration absolutely loved wiretapping, intercepting confidential transmissions, bugging — well, anyone it could.

        They monitored the phones of 35 world leaders, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. They bugged a private climate change strategy meeting between United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Wikileaks revealed. They tapped officials at the World Trade Organization, Italian diplomats, European Union economic officials.

        Wikileaks on Sunday tweeted excerpts from a report it released last month detailing Obama’s hefty wiretapping history.

        • guest

          Wikilies are not a reliable source. They support Trump lies. Brains know this and hope this idiot is impeached.

          • LibelFreeZone

            Impeached for what–advancing policies you don’t like? You’re a traitor!

          • jg

            Read the news, there are 4 grounds for impeachment already. I feel sorry for you, you just don’t see reality for what it is..

          • beth

            Know all of you that voted for Trump who are traitors. I am laughing right now all coming back on you traitors. Let him build his wall, and do his high priced health care. When he makes us bankrupt I will laugh then to. He can’t even handle his own finances and blows off creditors so I am sure our country is heading that way also. Just paying for his luxuries he should use his own money. I am sitting back when all falls and it will. I can laugh so hard at all of them conservatives who voted for him.I can say I didn’t.

          • Clay Conger

            It’s nice to see the proper use of “You’re” on a comment section like this, but you don’t need the dashes. Rework it with a comma or a colon. (No, not that kind)

          • jesusandthepirates

            Really? Name one lie wiki leaks has published.

    • Jai Guru

      He’s not unorthodox. He’s the public face of a russian hostile take over. He and everyone who supported him is guilty of treason.

  • Ernst Blofeld

    Amazing that the unemployment rate has gone from 42% to a mere 4.9% in little more than 50 days.
    Never underestimate the power of optimism.

    • Kelley Ryberg

      It’s not optimism, it’s delusion.

    • guest

      More trump lies. That is all he does. Psychobabble

    • jg

      so they say….Trump news supporters

    • jesusandthepirates

      Are you kidding? Unemployment has NEVER been at 42%! What are you smoking?

  • Michael Baker

    who comes up with this crap?

  • LibelFreeZone

    Um, no…supporters of President Trump most assuredly have NOT come to the “reality” that “something is just not right in the new administration,” and claiming this over and over isn’t going to make it true. Why, have you read that Trump advocates an historic contraction of the Federal workforce? You go, President Trump! Keep on doin’ what you’re doin’. I’m behind you 1,000%!

    • jg

      Somebody drank the koolaide.

  • Tom

    I would elect preet bharara for us president republican

  • Deskjet

    2016 – Donald J. Trump – Republican was elected by Electoral Vote. All the members of the Electoral College were Republican!!! The collage was to choose a president from popular vote as history proves. From 1888 to 2000 presidents were elected by popular vote. For 112 years until George W. Bush!! The Electoral College is corrupt.

    • guest

      Electoral college has become irrelevant. Bad choices speak for themselves.

    • LibelFreeZone

      OMG! You people are INSANE! Liberals have lost their collective mind!

      • Jai Guru

        You will not be held blameless when this all comes crashing down. You fascists belong on the pyre.

        • LibelFreeZone

          A powerful mental construct – the liberal myth of a progressive utopia brought about by surrender of the individual to state control – is at risk of being swept away by a great movement to free consciousness from the controlling ideas of the liberal past. As Shelby Steele wrote in a remarkable March 6 op-ed (“The Exhaustion of American Liberalism”), we stand “at the end of something,” that something being the radical mindset that has dominated so much of American intellectual life since the 1960s. The jig is up. Liberalism no longer possesses the moral authority to control our national politics.

          Liberals are terrified of Trump because they know that their great myth, once the light of consciousness has been shined on it, will dissolve as quickly as a grain of salt in water. As Steele puts it, the “president rolls his eyes when he is called a racist, and we all – liberal and conservative alike – know that he isn’t one.” Elizabeth Warren’s Jeff Sessions rant was just that: a hysterical rant, and everyone knows it. “White guilt,” and all that goes with it, is now just tiresome noise. There is no reality to liberals’ mental myth of the enlightened state. Once it comes under awareness, it dissolves.

          • jg

            What we need is a new party, that takes the best of both sides.

          • jesusandthepirates

            Actually your sect also had their run, years ago. Besides the antics of a few brain-dead swastika lovers, I doubt the authoritarians will rise en masse, outside of Trump’s little splash of Naziism.

      • jesusandthepirates

        Actually, real liberals would NEVER vote for hillary. That’s why the DNC had to rig the primaries.

    • Mark

      I couldn’t agree more with you’re assessment. Trumpy the Clown should start putting his money into PT Barnum Circus so he’ll have a job after he is impeached. when someone gets the most votes that person is called the winner, but something went terribly wrong here and now we have a clown running the country which needs to be rectified A.S.A.P. God Help Us All

  • Mark H. Harris

    Unbelievably dumb.

  • jg

    I was in shock over his twitter account, in the end I hope he keeps it up, it shows how unstable and arrogant and narcissistic he really is.

  • jg

    I got this today in my inbox:

    On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a
    postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast
    numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his
    unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what
    standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will
    bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that
    he’s fired.

    ​If every protester from every march
    ​ plus ​each
    ​ congress
    ​- calling
    ​- citizen, every boy
    ​-​cotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer—writes even a single postcard and put
    ​s it ​in the mail on
    the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.

    No alternative fact or
    Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking,
    officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently
    holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year.
    We’re
    ​going to ​set
    ​ ​
    ​a new record
    ​ for non-fan mail​: over a million pieces in a day
    ​–maybe much more.​

    So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing
    implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s
    famously thin skin.

    Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be
    known as #TheIdesOfTrump
    Then, on March 15th, mail your messages
    to:
    President Donald J. Trump
    The White House
    1600
    Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC
    20500

    • DeafeningSilence

      Death by a million postcard cuts hey. The brains behind this one are ingenius. Forget the cold war, forget the nazi’s your going to destroy the democraticaly elected governemt of the usa with junk mail. Ffs think of the poor tres before spreadimg this stuff further…

  • Jodin Morey

    Citizen’s impeach strategy. Rules of Congress say citizens can initiate. Once it was used 2 impeach a federal judge.
    https://impeachforpeace.org/cgi-bin/diy.cgi?Trump

  • Tyrone Mckinney

    I can’t wait for impeachment proceedings to get underway.That will be the best thing in U.S Politics that has caused “dancing in the streets”. Let’s get it,let’s go!!

  • Edward Cibener

    Given what was known about Trump for years before the election, any sane person would have concluded that POTUS is not the job for this dangerous and emotionally disturbed man who has no clue as to what he is doing-the sooner he goes, the better for the country.

  • nosey rosy

    we have been warned now sit back and take your stomping america, trump supporters are looking real dam ignorant by now , most of them cant even deal with themselves. trump has tried to get elected so he could do business with russia and turkey , and he backstabbed amercias demogracy and lost major faith in his self . a president has to be liked by a lot of people , he has not even been able to be apresident cause he stoop so low as a tweet to communicate to people . a president can go on tv and express his self , he choose twitter “? to spew hate not fair at all

  • nosey rosy

    why do we need a group of pschologist to do what we can do as americas we hire we fire congress is full of sh..t they dont want to impeach him because hes rich , and he will cut off anyone he has done business with dont you know a lot of the but kissers are his business partners and clients . he knows a lot of weathy folks and they are not effected by his behavior so they dont care , the want him to stay cause their taxes will be low and they will be richer , if he is not impeached . trump is a reality star which mean he is gonna continue to do wacky stuff to stay on tv, and on social media daily , he dont mine a fight on social media cause a celebrity reality stars love , the spot light , he was bit when he did that show apperentice , plus he is one of new york most talked about celebrities , new york like to celebrate their rich and powerful . and so does california . trump is looking for an audience who will wow him all the time , we have to get rid of him because he is theatrical and people are afraid to confront him and important people will not come to the white house like queen elizabeth or kate middleton . smh big mistake electing him REALITY STAR PRESIDENT LAUGH