Sunday, July 16, 2017

Apples and Croissants

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Donald Trump, Jr. was in enough hot water when he turned out to have met a Russian female lawyer, while in the company of campaign manager Paul Manafort, his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, to get incriminating information about Hillary Clinton.  Now it turns out he met with four other people at that same June 2016 meeting - including a British publicist and a former Soviet intelligence officer.  All in an effort to tip the scales for his dad even as the Democrats were tipping the scales for Hillary.  I'm suddenly reminded of why I voted Green.
Anyway, there's no evidence that the younger Trump got any information about Hillary, and, if he didn't, he obviously need never have bothered, as his father still won.  But it may turn out that he did get some dirt on Hillary, and even he didn't, his fraternization with the Russians only reveals how far and how low the Trump family was and is willing to go to gain ultimate power. Martin O'Malley famously said that the Presidency is not a crown to pass back and forth between two families; that is, the Bushes and the Clintons.  Look what happens when it's entirely controlled by one family.  This family.
This should prove once and for all that Trump is not to be trusted and that he should be forced to resign.  But Republicans still are backing him.  I don't get it; if Trump goes, they still have Mike Pence.  Pence is a nut like Trump, but at least he's an honorable nut!
And now for the croissant . . . French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump at Bastille Day celebrations in Paris and treated him like a good friend.  "Macron" must be French for "Blair."  Nice try, Monsieur President, but Trump still isn't going to get the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement.  You have to talk to his boss Steve Bannon about that!

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