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Donald Trump: There has never been a greater enemy to Israel than Barack Obama

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Oh my goodness, Trump and Fox News are  such stomach turners…

 NewsHounds

Birther Donald Trump is again pretending he might run for president. Along with that hot air, he spouted off a few bogus accusations against President Obama on Fox News last night. Host Jeanine Pirro looked at him adoringly.

In an interview on last night’s Justice with Judge Jeanine show, Trump announced that the economy is in “very bad shape.” He said, “We owe $17 trillion – now it just hit $18 trillion. Trillion! A word that you never even heard, like, five years ago.”

Well, maybe Trump never heard the word “trillion” five years ago. But the fact of the matter is that when George W. Bush left office nearly six years ago, the country was in many trillions of dollars of debt. From PolitiFact:

On Jan. 20, 2009, the date of Obama’s inauguration, the debt held by the public stood at roughly $6.307 trillion, according to the Treasury Department’s “Debt to the Penny” calculator. The total debt, or gross federal debt, was about $10.627 trillion.

As for the increase under Obama’s tenure, PolitiFact also notes that “about two-thirds of the annual deficit during his term has been from entitlements and interest.” Meaning, of course, that the bulk of the growth was not due to any of Obama’s policies.

Of course, Pirro didn’t correct the record. Nor did she point out all the improvements to the economy under Obama: the shrinking deficit, increases in the stock market and decreases in unemployment, e.g. But that’s not a huge surprise. This is the same former judge who was blind to the pile of evidence disproving Trump’s birther attacks on Obama. She’s also the same former prosecutor who was married to a mobster and thug for over 30 years.

But on Fox, Pirro is presented as a credible analyst who has demanded Obama’s impeachment. She now said about Obama’s desire to close Guantanamo Bay prison, “It’s almost as though he’s replenishing the enemy in a time of war.”

Trump was not to be outdone in the Obama-foreign-policy smearing. Trump said, “Probably, maybe from the beginning, there has never been a greater enemy to Israel than Barack Obama.” Yeah, just pay no attention to the billions the U.S. gives to Israel each year that make it the single biggest recipient of U.S. foreign aid.

Trump continued, “It’s incredible the way he treats them, the way he’s speaking to them. I think he treats our known enemies much better.”

It’s more than ironic for a guy like Trump to be complaining about respect toward Israel’s government. Given the utter contempt Trump has shown for his own country’s government, it speaks volumes about where his loyalty lies.

But of course, Pirro saw nothing but a great American in Trump. She said, “You have very strong opinions on everything, the military and the economy and health care – 2016? I mean there isn’t really a front runner. What about Donald Trump?”

“Well, we’re gonna see what happens,” Trump said. “The Republicans need somebody great and if they don’t get it, we’re gonna have a problem in this country.” He promised that after the election, “I’ll make lots of decisions and maybe lots of choices.”

The look of admiration on Pirro’s face as she closed the interview said it all.

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Apparently, she’s got a real thing for grifters.

Donald Trump Finds His Calling as Final Judge on Stupidity

Frankly, I totally enjoy watching Donald Trump expose his ignorance…

Mediaite

During the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the RecordDonald Trump called PresidentObama’s comments about concerns over a nuke in Manhattan “absolutely the dumbest — I guess I have to say one– but maybe I can say the single dumbest statement I have ever heard a president make.”

Of course, The Donald had probably just returned from his high-rise laboratory where he gauges stupidity based on the rate at which his fingers gravitate toward Greta Van Susteren’s contact information. Sigh, it’s hard to argue with science.

But let’s give it the old college try. Here are some presidential quotes that out-dumb President Obama’s attempt to articulate his genuine fears concerning homeland security:

  • “The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight.” – Lyndon Johnson in a White House recording.
  • “I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat anymore broccoli.” – George H. W. Bush, begging SNL‘s Dana Carvey to combine his talents.
  • “That depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” – Bill Clinton role-playing as Descartes before the Grand Jury.

Of course, dumb comments aren’t just silly, as Trump implies. How about quotes with grave and aloof implications:

  • “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” – George W. Bush to FEMA administrator Michael D. Brown.
  • “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover in an address to the Nebraska Republican congress.
  • “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” – Richard Nixon in a 1977 interview with David Frost.

Now, Trump made no distinction between countries either, saying “I don’t mean just the president of this country.” There really only needs to be one example here (with apologies to Chávez and Putin):

  • “I am still the Hitler of the time.” – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a state funeral.

Hmmm, let’s finish off this experiment with American business moguls, shall we? Ah, what luck, we only need one for this too:

  • “I have been right about almost everything.” – Donald Trump on the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the Record.

Donald Trump’s Awful Tweet About Sexual Assault In The Military

Donald Trump is as ignorant as he looks…

The Huffington Post

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On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a report about the rampant sexual assault taking place within the United States military. The figures the report laid out were shocking to read. From the Associated Press:

The Pentagon report says that the number of sexual assaults reported by members of the military rose from 3,192 to 3,374 in 2012, while the department estimates that as many as 26,000 service members were assaulted, based on anonymous surveys, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the report.

Politicians from President Obama on down condemned the findings. For noted military theorist Donald Trump, however, the study sent a different message:

It’s quite the classy response! Is Trump saying that men are all prone to rape? Or that women shouldn’t be allowed in the military because they’ll inevitably be assaulted? This seems like a very dark view of the world. Trump has threatened to run for president in the past, but it’s possible that he just lost the women’s vote. And men’s. And military families. And everyone, everywhere.