Thursday, January 26, 2017

Just a Reminder

Your president thinks we should be plundering the wealth of other nations.
Donald Trump sat down with ABC News anchor David Muir on Wednesday for his first interview as president. Their discussion did not do much to dispel rumors that Trump is obsessed with both the size of the crowd at his inauguration and his feud with the media.

Trump reiterated his call the U.S. should have plundered Iraq's oil reserves when it invaded the country in 2003


"We should've taken the oil," Trump said in the Wednesday interview. "And if we took the oil you wouldn't have ISIS. And we would have had wealth. We have spent right now $6 trillion in the Middle East. And our country is falling apart."

And under Trump are we going to become a barbaric tribe who just outright steals the resources of other countries?

Not to mention, nobody forced us to spend $6 trillion in the Middle East - in "defense". If we hadn't spent money in "defense" there in the first place, also we wouldn't have ISIS.
Taking Iraq's oil would be a grave violation of international law, specifically the Hague Convention of 1907 and 1949 Geneva Convention, which prohibits signatories from pillaging territories under military control for material gain.
Well, maybe he thinks he can sign an executive order repealing those conventions. At least removing us from them.

Also, your president is a whining bitch.

The president also defended a baseless lie that millions of undocumented immigrants voted for his opponent Hillary Clinton in the general election. When ABC News' David Muir asked him if spreading the lies undermined his credibility, Trump responded


"Not at all, because many people feel the same way that I do."
Feelings will now replace data.
[He denied] that any of the purportedly fraudulent votes were for him. "Believe me. Those were Hillary votes."
Believe me. Those were Hillary votes. And if you look at it they all voted for Hillary. They all voted for Hillary. They didn’t vote for me. I don’t believe I got one. Okay, these are people that voted for Hillary Clinton. And if they didn’t vote, it would’ve been different in the popular.


And — and, by the way, when I say you’re gonna find out. You can never really find, you know, there are gonna be — no matter what numbers we come up with, there are gonna be lots of people that did things that we’re not going to find out about. But we will find out because we need a better system where that can’t happen.

Even thought that makes zero sense, let me translate it for you: he's going to waste money on an investigation just to keep people thinking there's a reason to have one.
Referencing Trump’s speech in front of a wall honoring fallen CIA officers on Saturday, Muir asked Trump when he would move on and stop bragging about the crowd size at the inauguration. Trump responded by bragging that his CIA speech was a “home run.”
Mike Pence went up before me, paid great homage to the wall. I then went up, paid great homage to the wall. I then spoke to the crowd. I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time.
This led into another discussion of the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration, and the president accusing Muir of having a 17 percent approval rating, “which is pretty bad.” It’s not clear if he was talking about Muir personally, ABC News, or the media in general.
Whatever he was talking about, it's clear Mr. Muir won't be conducting any more interviews with him. Or is it? Did Muir ask all these questions at the behest of Trump, so that the Inflatable Rooster could continue to whine to his supporters that he's not getting a fair shake?
On the question of reinstating waterboarding, Trump said he “absolutely” thinks torture works, but he’s going to go with whatever Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo think. “If they don’t wanna do, that’s fine,” he said. “If they do wanna do, then I will work for that end.”


Trump doubled down on his statement from over the weekend that the U.S. should have taken Iraq’s oil, but “maybe we’ll have another chance.” He said all the people telling him that would violate international law are “fools.”
Make America Great Grate Again.
Then during a tour of the West Wing, Trump stopped at two separate photos to analyze the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

“Now the audience was the biggest ever,” he said, falsely, before one of the photos. “But this crowd was massive. Look how far back it goes. This crowd was massive. And I would actually take that camera and take your time if you want to know the truth.”
Great advice to all journalists.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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