Trump and Acosta

Oct 2018
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#51
Thanks for that. Acosta could file a law suit against her or grabbing him. This is not the end of this saga.

If Whitaker does what Trump wants him to his career is finished, he could end up in jail as Nixon’s flunkies did, in jail.

And I bet CNN would pay all the costs. That would be good publicity for CNN - everyone who can't stand him (most of the word, but especially in the US) would kill to see him cornered.
 
Dec 2014
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Brisbane, Qld. Australia
#52
That phrase is a signature of totalitarian regimes: Enemy of the people - Wikipedia

Indeed it is and I remember studying the phenomenon in modern history. We called it the 'inciting fear of a common enemy' and it is a tactic whereby a political figure demonises a group to divert the ire of the electorate away from said political figure toward a group that he or she wishes to see 'removed' or powerless (the media in this case). At the expense of employing a 'Godwin', Hitler mastered the technique by demonising the Jewish population.

Communist administrations employ it as well, such as inciting hatred toward intellectuals and religious figures ~ anyone that may question the administration publicly or even in private in the more extreme cases.

I don't know if that's Trump's aim, or he is just somewhat politically naïve.
 
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Nov 2010
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Massachusetts
#53
No, not poor Trump... Trump hit back and called it for what it was.

The film clip used was not actors.

However, the disagreement does not make Trump a liar, and Acosta SHOULD be smart enough to know that, so calling it a lie most likely makes him a liar.

Now he's cut from press briefings... Serves him right.... Trump has been way too tolerant on those press people.
Spoken like a true follower. Trump can do no wrong. CNN bad.
 
Sep 2013
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On a hill
#57
No, not poor Trump... Trump hit back and called it for what it was.

The film clip used was not actors.

However, the disagreement does not make Trump a liar, and Acosta SHOULD be smart enough to know that, so calling it a lie most likely makes him a liar.

Now he's cut from press briefings... Serves him right.... Trump has been way too tolerant on those press people.
Apparently the ad was so bad, even FOX stopped showing it.

Even Fox News Stops Running Trump Caravan Ad Criticized as Racist

Were the immigrants shown in trumps ad the people the ad claims they were? (They dont have to be actors to make the ad a lie)