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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

President Trump shared videos supposedly portraying Muslims committing acts of violence on Twitter early Wednesday morning, images that are likely to fuel anti-Islam sentiments popular among the president's political base in the United States. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the videos. ... Trump retweeted the video posts from an ultranationalist British party leader, Jayda Fransen, who has previously been charged in the United Kingdom with "religious aggravated harassment," according to news reports.

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The office of Theresa May, the British prime minister, said, "It is wrong for the president to have done this."

In a statement, the office also said of the far-right party Britain First, for which Fransen is the deputy: "Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people."

David Lammy, a member of Parliament for the Labour Party, echoed that statement on Twitter. "Trump sharing Britain First. Let that sink in. The President of the United States is promoting a fascist, racist, extremist hate group whose leaders have been arrested and convicted. He is no ally or friend of ours."

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Sometimes I take a step back and just wonder if Pres Trump actually knows what he is doing, and is aware of the ramifications of what he does.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 10:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Sometimes I take a step back and just wonder if Pres Trump actually cares about what he is doing, and is if he is aware of the ramifications of what he does."

I believe Trump is aware of the damage he is doing to society, I believe he is banking on it. He is our potential authoritarian dictator and we should take it seriously.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-29 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trumplestiltskin is keenly aware of what he is doing. He is playing to his moron supporters with this ----. I know a couple of them that perfectly fit into his base. Had to kick his son off of a soccer team I was coaching because while we were playing a team from the muslim part of town he screamed "Allu Ahkbar" into the face of a player he just fouled, got a yellow card for his effort and embarrassed our town in the process. I pulled him off the field, did not put him back in, and after the game told him to go apologize for his childish outburst his exact statement was "F... you, I am not apologizing to to a bunch of sand n*****r terrorists." Told him to not come back to the team ever. Had it out with his father in the parking lot, an ex marine, who teaches him this racist ----.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-29 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Sometimes I take a step back and just wonder if Pres Trump actually knows what he is doing, and is aware of the ramifications of what he does.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter

He has a good idea. This is part of his pathology. His madness is not uncomprehending. It's consciously vindictive.

No one has an excuse for supporting this fool, other than they are fools themselves.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-29 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

None of this is accidental or coincidental; it's very premediated and targeted:

andrew kaczynski @KFILE

"Britain First" who Trump RTed 3X today is same organization that made the video Roy Moore, his wife, and non-profit shared calling former President Obama a Muslim.

Here's our story on that from earlier this year.

Roy Moore's foundation shared a video in 2015 calling Obama a Muslim

www.cnn.com

twitter.com

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Wake up, people. Trump knows exactly what he is doing and who he is communicating with--Evangelicals and white supremacists. From the CNN article I linked to above:

Alabama US senate candidate Roy Moore's foundation shared a video on its Facebook page in 2015 that uses out-of-context video clips of then-President Barack Obama to promote the conspiracy theory that Obama is a Muslim.

The Foundation for Moral Law, the non-profit Christian legal organization that Moore founded in the early 2000s, shared the video titled "OBAMA THE MUSLIM, HIS OWN WORDS" on November 18, 2015. Moore currently holds the title of president emeritus at the foundation.

It was originally posted by the group Britain First, a far-right British nationalist organization that describes its goals as to "restore Christianity as the bedrock and foundation of our national life," citing "the rapid growth of militant Islam."

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

an ex marine, who teaches him this racist ----.

Poor guy got kicked in the teeth in Afghanistan.... now takes refuge in racism to cover up him being a loser.

Hmmmm... reminds me of someone we all know.....

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-11-29 12:09 PM | Reply

It's not a coincidence that the report came out about Trump still thinking Obama's birth certificate is fake. Trump's target audience is Roy Moore, David Duke and their followers:

David Duke‏ @DrDavidDuke

Trump retweets video of crippled white kid in Europe being beaten by migrants, and white people being thrown off a roof and then beaten to death, He's condemned for showing us what the fake news media WON'T. Thank God for Trump! That's why we love him!
6:33 AM - 29 Nov 2017

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Theresa May Calls Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets ‘Wrong'
www.huffingtonpost.com

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump as "wrong" for retweeting of anti-Muslim videos, reviving tensions between the two governments.

"It is wrong for the President to have done this," May's office said in response to the retweeted videos, initially posted by British far-right leader Jayda Fransen of Britain First.

"Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions," May said in a statement obtained by the Independent. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people."

She continues: "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents ― decency, tolerance and respect."

May's rebuke adds strain to what had been one of the world's strongest modern alliances and reignited calls from British politicians to cancel Trump's planned visit to the U.K. Several members of the British Parliament spoke out against Trump for spreading the videos, with several calling his actions "disgraceful."

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-11-29 12:24 PM | Reply

Maybe they will have to take Trump to the Hague some day and decide whether his actions have resulted in the deaths of his citizens.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-29 12:45 PM | Reply

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Christina Wilkie‏ @christinawilkie

NEW: White House Press Sec. response to Trump's anti-Muslim tweets: "Whether it's a real video, the threat is real. His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security."
8:08 AM - 29 Nov 2017

(@christinawilkie Covering the Trump administration for @CNBC. Alum @HuffPost @TheHill)

So, by this logic, fake stories about sexual harassment are justified because the threat is real? As long as the goal of those promoting fake harassment stories is a safe work place and an even playing field for women?

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 01:17 PM | Reply


@#11 ... by this logic ...

Pres Trump uses ambiguous "threats" (the WH refused to specify just what the threats were, even after being asked) to stoke fear, an emotional response. In that manner, logic is avoided.

Pres Trump is following a game plan that dictators use:

Strongmen have a new playbook for consolidating power
www.washingtonpost.com

...But on closer examination, it should not be so surprising. Mohammed bin Salman is now applying to Saudi Arabia what has become the new standard operating procedure for strongmen around the world.

The formula was honed by Vladimir Putin after he came to power in Russia.

- First, amplify foreign threats so as to rally the country around the regime and give it extraordinary powers. Putin did this with the Chechen war and the danger of terrorism.

- Then, move against rival centers of influence within the society, which in Russia meant the oligarchs -- who at that time were more powerful than the state itself.

- Then talk about the need to end corruption, reform the economy and provide benefits for ordinary people. Putin was able to succeed on the last front largely because of the quadrupling of oil prices over the next decade.

- Finally, control the media through formal and informal means. Russia has gone from having a thriving free media in 2000 to a level of state control that is effectively similar to the Soviet Union....


[re-formatting mine]

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Pres Trump is following a game plan that dictators use:"

It was not for nothing that he kept that copy of Hitler's speeches on his nightstand, huh?

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 01:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a dangerous lunatic we have in the White House. It's not amusing. It's not harmless. He needs to be removed from office.

#14 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-29 01:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

There is something seriously wrong with this man. There is something terribly wrong with anyone who supports this lunatic.

This will not end well for America if we do not find a way to end this insanity.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-29 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Pres Trump is following a game plan that dictators use:"

It's all about confusion as cover up and distraction:

Trump is broadcasting discredited hate videos even as he now tells multiple people in his inner circle that the real, verified "Access Hollywood" video in which he boasted of grabbing women "by the p---y" -- words for which he has already publicly apologized -- was falsified.

www.nydailynews.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 02:50 PM | Reply

I hope these videos don't cause Christians to attack an embassy.

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-11-29 03:04 PM | Reply

I think it's funny that all of the right-wingers who made a point of not voting for Trump generally agree with these videos.

(Perhaps Eberly is an exception.)

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-29 04:17 PM | Reply

Gotta wonder if Trump unleashed his latest round of bat-guano-crazy tweets as a distraction to fire up his base because he feels the investigative noose tightening.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-29 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


I also wonder if these recent anti-Muslim tweets will make the defense of his travel ban in the courts more difficult. Weren't some of his earlier tweets used as evidence when the court decided against him?

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 06:35 PM | Reply

I hope these videos don't cause Christians to attack an embassy.

#17 | Posted by visitor_

Or maybe invade a nonaggressive country, set the whole region on fire, and result in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Christians haven't ever done anything like that. At least not since 2003.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-29 07:06 PM | Reply

I hope these videos don't cause Christians to attack an embassy.

#17 | Posted by visitor_

Or ban immigrants based on their religion.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-29 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RE # 19

Exactly. When Trump does things like this it should be painfully obvious now he is trying to control the conversation and deflect from something worse. I think it is taxes right now and the giveaway to the rich.

Whatever you do America don't look behind the curtain and don't think about the tax bill. Don't even look at it. Don't fight it. Just lay back and try to enjoy it. It will all be over soon.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-29 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#10 ... "... seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions," May said in a statement obtained by the Independent. "They cause anxiety to law-abiding people." ...

Is Prime Minister May describing British First's tactics or Pres Trump's tactics?

Someone help me to find the distinction....

#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 08:02 PM | Reply


OK, this is getting interesting. It looks like Pres trump is entering a twitter argument with Prime Minister May...

Trump goes after British Prime Minister on Twitter
www.axios.com

President Trump tweeted Wednesday evening a response to British Prime Minister Theresa May's comment that it was "wrong" for him to re-tweet anti-Muslim hate videos posted by the leader of a far-right group in the U.K.

-@Theresa_May, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within th ... https://t.co/d5BTTYaALh
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

Why it matters: It was an extraordinarily rare move for a British prime minister to publicly condemn the actions of a U.S. president. True to form, Trump isn't backing down, and is prolonging that dispute....

#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 08:12 PM | Reply

#25 --

LampLighter, it wasn't even the correct Theresa May at first. Trump literally tagged the wrong person, some woman who had six Twitter followers, instead of the British prime minister.

#26 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-29 08:48 PM | Reply

Weak leaders need to invent strong enemies as their only power is in stoking fear.

#27 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-29 09:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#26 ... it wasn't even the correct Theresa May at first. Trump literally tagged the wrong person, some woman who had six Twitter followers, instead of the British prime minister. ...

An unexpected error from our Twitterer in Chief.

#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-29 09:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

an ex marine, who teaches him this racist ----.

Poor guy got kicked in the teeth in Afghanistan.... now takes refuge in racism to cover up him being a loser.

Hmmmm... reminds me of someone we all know.....

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-11-29 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nope. He didn't re up before 9/11.

#29 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-30 09:51 AM | Reply

I hope these videos don't cause Christians to attack an embassy.

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-11-29 03:04 PM | Reply | Flag

Here is one of the morons he is playing to.

#30 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-30 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

726 have you ever considered taking up hobby farming? I think you'd like it.

#31 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-11-30 11:41 AM | Reply

I don't get it....these videos are fake and muslims are not violent now?

I also heard on very real news CNN that the imam shortage in the USA could be dangerous for some odd reason....

#32 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-30 01:46 PM | Reply

I don't get it....these videos are fake and muslims are not violent now?

What don't you get?

The videos were faked and Muslims are not violent.

Those of the Muslim faith are not any more violent than those of the Christian faith.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-30 02:29 PM | Reply

I hope these videos don't cause Christians to attack an embassy.

#17 | Posted by visitor_

We don't attack embassies.

We bomb entire countries.

#34 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-30 02:42 PM | Reply

Since we already have a christian violence problem then why are we actively trying to import more problem makers...i dont get it.

Next i will hear that Mandalay bay shooting was a cover for the saudi assassination attempt? I dont get that either....was weinstein runned over to create a distraction?

And i, being the smartest in the room, am perplexed by these apparently unsolvable issues.

#35 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-30 04:30 PM | Reply

34 - you call all this fartin around since 1945 "bombing whole countries"?

More like an enrichment plan for the elected "civil servants" in DC.

USAF UAVs are carpet bombers they say.

Who is they?

#36 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-30 04:34 PM | Reply

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