Trump’s Asinine Threat to Send 5,000 Troops to the Border is Savagely Ridiculed on Fox News

The news of a so-called “caravan” of Central American migrants marching north toward the United States is tailor made for a Fox News freakout. Which is why Fox News has been freaking out about it for the past couple of weeks. They actually created the story for the express purpose of advancing the prospects of Trump’s Republican Nationalist Party in the upcoming midterm election.

Donald Trump, Immigrant, Child

Donald Trump himself has latched onto the issue in the most nauseating fashion as he falsely maligns these refugees as criminals and gang members. His latest tweet on the subject was a festival of lies and xenophobic hate:

Of course, Trump has zero evidence to support his vicious claims. And he’s ignoring the fact that these peaceful travelers do intend to enter the U.S. legally. Presenting yourself to immigration officials at the border is precisely the legal process for people applying for refugee status. But Trump is determined to slander folks who are already frightened and desperate. What’s more, he has adopted of the language of the murderer who just killed eleven worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue. That’s a real criminal who cited the caravan in hostile messages just before his rampage, and referred to the migrants as “invaders.”

Trump’s request that the migrants “go back” is a peculiar outburst at people he seems to believe are on the road with smart phones reading his tweets. Does he think that they will just turn around and return to homes they reluctantly abandoned because their lives were at risk? But what’s worse is his threat regarding the waiting military. Trump is literally threatening to slaughter these refugees for seeking safety in the land of the free.

Meanwhile at Fox News, the one anchor that occasionally exhibits some measure of sanity, Shepard Smith, took note of Trump’s latest mental breakdown (video below). And Smith was brutal in his assessment of the absurdity in Trump’s plans. Smith said that:

“The U.S. will deploy some 5,000 troops to the U.S. border as early as tomorrow as thousands of migrants make their way north from Mexico. Tomorrow. The migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are more than two months away, if any of them actually come here. But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about. There is no invasion. No one is coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about.”

So Smith not only pointed out the fallacy in Trump’s deranged policy, but he also identified the real reason that this issue is being discussed. The refugees are a thousand miles from the U.S. and are traveling by foot. They don’t represent any sort of threat whatsoever, and least of all, an imminent one that requires immediate deployment of troops. The only imminent threat is to the Republican Nationalist Party’s grip on political power. And that’s the only reason why Trump is demagoguing this issue and turning refugees into criminal hordes of subhuman invaders. And it’s just the sort of preposterous hate mongering that Trump’s Deplorable cult followers will suck up with relish.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.

Nice work Shep:

For Halloween Trump is Wearing His Zombie Dictator Costume and Demanding that the ‘Media Must End!’

It must be Halloween, because Donald Trump is getting even uglier. But sadly, it’s not a costume. The reprehensible and boorish behavior of our beastly President has been problematic since his nightmarish inauguration. He has persisted in governing like the dictators that he fawns over, and continues to dispense a flagrantly racist and hateful message to his frighteningly ignorant and glassy-eyed cult followers. Now, as his presidency sinks further into an abyss of historically low approval, he is acting like the wounded beast that becomes even more irrational, violent and dangerous.

Donald Trump Zombie

Last week was a painful microcosm of what the Era of Trump has brought to the United States. But neither the attempted mail bombings, nor the murder of Jewish worshipers, was enough to prod Trump from his throne of arrogant insensitivity and all-consuming narcissism. He refuses to take any responsibility for the horror that he is unarguably contributing to via his racist rhetoric and embrace of a doctrine of pure bigotry and hatred.

Rather, Trump is projecting the blame onto his favorite target for contemptuous vilification: the media. He incoherently argues that the press is responsible for the decline in civility merely because they report what he actually says and does. And his hostility toward the media is escalating in concert with his rejection by decent Americans. As the nation worries about mail bombs, and mourns the senseless loss of life, Trump is making matters worse by hate-tweeting the press. It bagan Sunday night and continues into Monday:

This is a series of unhinged outbursts that is unsupported by any factual data – or reality. It is just Trump throwing a deranged tantrum because he has no other outlet for his irrational anger and fear. I makes no sense whatsoever to assert that the media is responsible for the the sort of hatred that was expressed by last week’s acts of domestic terrorism. Surely the media hasn’t been directing any violent rhetoric at the victims of those assaults. That is all Trump. The media is only guilty of reporting his blatantly bigoted frenzies as they occur.

Worst of all in this tirade of venomous animosity toward the press is Trump’s demand that the “Fake News Must End!” Let’s be clear about this. He is literally calling for an end to the free press. Like all wannabe dictators, Trump doesn’t want to be bothered with journalists telling the people about the malicious and criminal activities he is up to. So he either wants the press silenced or delegitimized, at least in the eyes of his most rabid disciples. And we know that when he says the “Fake News Must End,” he is referring to most of the media because he told us so. Just a couple of months ago he attempted to make a distinction between the media and the “fake” media. But he qualified it by saying that “It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”

So he wasn’t talking about a few bad apples. He explicitly said that what he calls the “fake” media is the largest percentage of the press corps. And if he now insists that the “fake” media must end, he is, therefore, calling for an end to the largest percentage of the media. Presumably that means he would be cool with just keeping Fox News around to continue in their role as State TV. And that would be a frightening prospect for America – and the world – as Trump tries to rule in the mold of Joseph Stalin, from whom he stole the “enemy of the people” line about the media.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.

The circle of fascist aspiration is rapidly closing. But next week Americans will have an opportunity to throw a wrench into the works. However, the only way to effectively put obstacles in the way of Trump’s neo-Nazi trainwreck is to show up at the polls with five or six of your friends and family. Don’t let this chance to save the country slip away by being complacent or pessimistic. This is for real. Vote as if your life depends on it. Vote early if you can. But VOTE!