Donald Trump Says Journalists Are Now Becoming Part Of His Corrupt Problem

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In his campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida, Donald Trump announced that his war against journalists will soon come to an end. Journalists, he says, are beginning to join with his movement, rather than resisting it.

Trump explained, “The dishonest media which has published one false story after another with no sources, even though they pretend they have them, they make them up in many cases, they just don’t want to report the truth and they’ve been calling us wrong now for two years. They don’t get it, but they’re starting to get it. I can tell you that. They’ve become a big part of the problem. They are part of the corrupt system.”

There you have it. Donald Trump says that, more and more, journalists are beginning to stop asking him tough questions and are slowly decreasing the number of facts they publish that are unflattering to the Trump White House.

Increasingly, according to Trump, journalists are bending to his will, becoming part of the problem, repeating Trump propaganda, and joining the corrupt system that Trump is working hard to expand.

The words are coming out of Trump’s own mouth. Does it make us part of the “dishonest media” to repeat them?

We want to become a part of Trump’s corrupt system. Honest, we do. Show us the way, Orange One.

AT&T Advertises With Nazi Web Site Breitbart

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Have you been wondering, over the last few weeks, how the Nazi fake news web site Breitbart managed to become so powerful as to control the outcome of the American presidential election?

In order to understand how Breitbart became so influential, it’s necessary to consider how Breitbart makes its money. Without financial income, Breitbart would be nothing more than just another white supremacist web site put together by an angry skinhead living in his mother’s garage.

Breitbart makes its money by showing advertisements next to its racist, sexist, homophobic articles of hate. Companies sign up to place advertisements all over the web using sites like Google AdWords, and then Google pays Breitbart money every time that American racists go online to read the latest Nazi propaganda put forward by Steve Bannon and his Trumpist minions. In addition to the money from these advertisements, Breitbart gets the prestige of association with well-known brands.

If you want to stop the Nazi ideology that Breitbart spreads, you need to stop the flow of advertising money that keeps Breitbart’s bank accounts full.

The thing is, companies don’t have to allow their advertisements to appear on the Breitbart web site. As Sleeping Giants explains, companies can block offensive web sites like Breitbart from displaying their advertisements by using their advertising service’s settings.

That brings us to AT&T. AT&T is a giant corporation with oodles of people working in public relations and marketing. It could easily choose to withdraw its advertisements from Breitbart. Breitbart is well known to promote Nazi ideology through massive misinformation campaigns.

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Yet, as the above image shows, the people at AT&T have so far chosen to keep advertising with Breitbart. That’s frightening.

Fortunately, you have the power to do something about it. Take the graphic you see at the bottom of this article, and post it on Twitter in protest of AT&T’s support of Breitbart. Include the @ATT Twitter handle in your tweet so that AT&T knows that you’re paying attention.

In order to avoid conflicts of interest, the UnTrumped does not accept any advertising, and never will.

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#TrumpRegret Hashtag Takes Off On Twitter As GOP Voters Realize Their Mistake

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It didn’t take long for Republican voters to realize that they have been played for suckers.

They thought that voting for Donald Trump was some kind of protest vote, on behalf of working class Americans, against Wall Street elites. Then, Trump appointed a whole bunch of Wall Street elites to top government positions.

At the same time, President-Elect Trump promised to lower wages, and introduce big tax cuts for billionaires that won’t trickle down at all to the rest of us.

It turns out Donald Trump was always just running a con on working Americans, on behalf of his billionaire friends.

Boy, are GOP voters pissed. It’s been less than a month since Election Day, but already, one of the trending hashtags on Twitter is #TrumpRegret.

My favorite tweet comes from Americans United Against Trump, a play on an old jazz standard: Ms. Otis regrets she voted for Trump today.

There’s a lot of apologizing to be done. But more importantly, there’s a lot of work to be done to build the resistance to Donald Trump’s arrogant, ignorant, abhorrent plans to wreck America.

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Donald Trump Demands Evidence That His Extraordinary Claims Are NOT True

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There’s an old saying about evidence that scientist Carl Sagan was fond of: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

The idea is that when people insist that something is true, even though what that person claims is in contradiction to all of the available data, the burden of evidence rests with the person making the claim against the data – the extraordinary claim.

This weekend, President Elect Donald Trump made an extraordinary claim. Trump claimed that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election, and that because these people voted illegally, Hillary Clinton did not in fact win the popular vote.

The objective fact, measured by county boards of elections across the United States, is that, although Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College vote, she won the popular vote by an extraordinarily wide margin: 2,332,814 votes.

Late last night, in two angry tweets directed at journalist Jeff Zeleny, President Elect Trump demanded that Zeleny produce concrete evidence that there were NOT millions of secret criminal votes cast against Donald Trump on Election Day. Trump wrote:

“There is NO QUESTION THAT #voterfraud did take place, and in favor of #CorruptHillary!

Pathetic – you have no sufficient evidence that Donald Trump did not suffer from voter fraud, shame! Bad reporter.

just another generic CNN part time wannabe journalist !” @CNN still doesn’t get it. They will never learn!

what PROOF do u have DonaldTrump did not suffer from millions of FRAUD votes? Journalist? Do your job!”

Let’s put aside the juvenile tone of these messages from the President Elect of the United States of America, which is disturbing in its own right. Let’s focus instead on the content.

There is no general question that widespread voter fraud took place, because there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Donald Trump claims there were millions of illegal votes cast, but there are zero sources of hard data that substantiate that claim.

What Donald Trump is asking Jeff Zeleny, and all of America, to believe is that there were millions of people in communities across America that were part of a single conspiracy to rob Donald Trump of a popular vote victory, but were all able to keep this vast conspiracy so secret that there is no evidence of its existence. Trump believes that we should presume that this outlandish claim is true, and that the burden is on journalists to prove that it is not true.

Donald Trump might as well ask us to believe that millions of Americans are actually secret reptiles from outer space, and then demand that journalists provide evidence that the secret reptile extraterrestrial conspiracy is not true.

Most children can understand that the thin and twisted line of logic that Donald Trump is trying to construct is absurd. The inability of the President Elect of the United States to grasp the absurdity of what he is saying raises significant concerns about his mental competence.

The fact that no one in the Trump Transition team is capable of confronting Donald Trump and convincing him not to take action based on wild conspiracy theories would be entertaining, if it weren’t for the fact that in a matter of weeks, Donald Trump will have the power to launch nuclear weapons against people he perceives as his enemies.

The entire world is watching Donald Trump’s unhinged outbursts in horror, not merely at the oafishness of it, but with the realization that soon, Trump will have the power to respond to his paranoid delusions not only with Twitter, but with the full power of the United States federal government, in possession of the most powerful military ever created on Earth.

No More Low Bar For Donald Trump

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Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had the benefit of low expectations. If he could make a public appearance without growling, drooling, or saying some despicable untruth, he was praised by journalists as appearing surprisingly reasonable.

All that Donald Trump had to do to beat expectations was to not fail miserably. Of course, Trump did fail miserably many times. Yet, some days, he was able to manage to fail in a manner that was not very dramatic. These were regarded as evidence that maybe, someday, Trump might become “presidential”.

It wouldn’t be fair for us to expect more from Donald Trump, many journalists said, because Trump isn’t a professional politician.

Donald Trump cement shoesOf course, Trump was a politician. He was running for the highest political office in the country, without ever having served in any public position before. Yet, no one asked Trump difficult questions, because he just didn’t seem ready.

Now, Donald Trump is President Elect. One might think that, finally, journalists would assess Donald Trump as if he were about to become President. It’s still not happening.

A particularly pathetic case in point is an article written by Anna Palmer at Politico. “Trump’s popularity soars after election” is the article’s headline.

Historically, a President is regarded as having high popularity if he (sorry, no women yet) achieves a 60 percent favorability rating. Sometimes, presidents have gotten over 70 or 80 percent. One President, George H.W. Bush, even got a favorability rating of over 90 percent.

For Donald Trump, however, Politico is giving a Gentleman’s A when it grades his popularity. The supposedly soaring popularity of Donald Trump that Anna Palmer refers to is not even the approval of 50 percent of the population. Donald Trump, the article explains, is rated favorably by just 46 percent of Americans answering Politico’s statistically representative poll*.

It is a sign of remarkable political weakness that Donald Trump cannot command the favorable opinion of even half of the American public just a week and a half after his election. Anna Palmer, and her editors at Politico, should have made note of that fact, rather than fawning over a politician who is widely despised by his own fellow citizens and couldn’t win the popular vote.

Given the reluctance of established political media to judge Donald Trump as they would any other politician, it’s up to the grassroots media rising up in response to Trump’s election to do the job.

*An asterisk should be placed after every single reference to a political opinion poll for the next four years, given the astoundingly inaccurate representation of the presidential campaign provided by pollsters in the last few weeks of the 2016 campaign.