12 February 2020 03:24
(CNN) On Monday night at a campaign rally in New Hampshire in support of his reelection bid, President Donald Trump singled out his two eldest children for praise. Of his daughter Ivanka, Trump said this while bringing her to the stage: "A woman that not too many people know, very powerful, very smart, very beautiful even though I'm not allowed to say that because she's my daughter." Then when Trump asked the crowd whether his eldest son, Don Jr., had delivered a "good speech" to warm up the New Hampshire crowd, the audience responded with chants of "46! As in, they'd like for Don Jr. to follow directly in his father's footsteps--becoming the 46th president of the United States, presumably in 2024 when Trump senior would be term-limited out of office. If you think that's implausible, ask yourself whether it's any less plausible than businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump being elected president in the first place. Donald Trump Jr. circulated a viral video of Mike Bloomberg praising New York City's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy — but one of his father's biographers pointed out more than a dozen examples of the president's racism.
In the video, Bloomberg defends the police policy that was widely condemned as racist, and President Donald Trump's eldest son pushed out a clip of the former mayor's remarks as he gains traction in the Democratic primary. But "TrumpNation" author Tim O'Brien — now a Bloomberg campaign senior adviser — dug up numerous instances where the president engaged in racist behavior. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day." — Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 11, 2020 He told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid." — Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 11, 2020 America is divided, which was the whole point of Putin's interference to help Donald Trump. I doubt Trump read Machiavelli's "The Prince", but you don't need to be formally educated in divisiveness to know how to divide people. I'm terrified of Trump getting a second term, because America won't survive it.
What is it about them that has yet to win the confidence of people who have the biggest stake in making Donald Trump a one-term president? They won't be able to do everything within five minutes or even five months of getting into office because, thanks to Trump and the Republicans, our institutions are damaged, as are relationships that affect our national security. We may need to sacrifice getting the candidate we love to get the one who can beat Trump, even if it's in the eyes of Americans who think and vote differently than we do. This election has to be a resounding defeat of Trump, his Republican party, and the authoritarian corporate socialism they represent. Voters showed that even when Republicans found new ways to damage the structures of our election system and just plain cheat.
Mr Bannon, co-founder of the far-right news site Breitbart, was made chief executive of Donald Trump's presidential campaign back in August 2016. After being appointed campaign chief on August 14, he told his predecessor Paul Manafort that he was not going to sack him as long as he stayed out of the way. However, a damning article on Mr Manafort came out in The New York Times the next day and Mr Bannon changed his mind – he needed to go. Unfortunately for him, though, his new role had not yet been announced, so he needed Jared Kushner to dismiss Mr Manafort. Author Vicky Ward wrote: "Upon being told that Kushner and Ivanka Trump were vacationing on a yacht in Croatia – he didn't know it belonged to billionaire David Gedden, a big Democratic fundraiser – Bannon exercised his new authority. READ MORE: Ivanka Trump's friends insisted they 'don't support this craziness' Ivanka Trump's yacht holiday sparked an angry phone call from Steve Bannon Ivanka Trump's husband Jared Kushner "He phoned Kushner and told him he had to return to New York immediately because Manafort needed to be fired. "Trump 'wouldn't want to do it' Bannon said." It was apparently Mr Trump's view that as it was Jared who brought Mr Manafort on board in the first place, he should be the one to face the music. He added: "Dude, it's 85 days [until the election]!" The chief executive told Jared that the media would "start coming after you guys" if he and Ivanka stayed out on a yacht while the campaign they were supposed to be leading fell apart. On August 17, Mr Bannon was officially made campaign chief and two days later, Mr Manafort was officially sacked. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are both senior advisers to the President