Trump’s biggest problem is his lack of humility

  FBI Director James Comey confirmed before Congress on Monday what every American with an ounce of intelligence already knew, namely that President Trump’s claim that he was “wiretapped” at the orders of his predecessor, Barack Obama, is unsupported by proof. Trump made the allegation a few weeks ago in a series of tweets, but he failed to offer even a shred of evidence. Comey said there is no such evidence as far as his agency and other government intelligence agencies can determine. Nor is there any evidence...

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Trump’s bigoted rhetoric trips him up in federal court

  It’s safe to say, I would think, that very few Americans have noticed how Donald Trump’s public statements of bias against the Islamic faith apparently played an important role in yesterday’s ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii blocking implementation of the government’s revised travel ban against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. In a strongly-worded 43-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson pointed to comments made by Trump and his advisers as evidence that his order was intended to...

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Refuting a bit of Trump’s stirring oration

  Donald Trump’s address to Congress earlier this week has been hailed by the booboisie as perhaps the finest presidential speech since Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But, of course, it was nothing of the sort. Sure, some of Trump’s pseudo-eloquent sermon exceeded the meager expectations. But, on the whole, the effort was vastly overrated. From my perspective, the low point came precisely where the president seemed to think he was saying something that would live forever in the annals of American political...

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Trump waxes touchy-feely, nicey-nice

  All you need to know about last night’s speech by Donald Trump is that much of the liberal media loved it. They highly approved of the changes in tone they discerned in the president’s remarks. Yecch! Those of us who signed-on to The Donald’s campaign from the get-go were deeply disappointed. We’re ready for battle, not for talk. If we wanted our president to shower us with wimpy rhetoric, we would have voted for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. We voted for Trump because we’re angry. We hate...

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Regarding Trump’s penchant for repeating himself

  As I write these words, six hours or so remain before Donald Trump delivers his big ballyhooed speech before both houses of Congress — but I’m not going to venture a prediction on what he might say. I’m more interested in how he’ll say it. My sense of anticipation is centered almost solely on how the president might be effected by his use of a teleprompter for his address. Trump’s political oratory over the past 20 months or so has been mostly unscripted — or only loosely scripted. Only rarely has he...

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