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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:22 AM

Donald Trump: xenophobe in public, international mobster in private

Source: The Guardian

Donald Trump: xenophobe in public, international mobster in private

The founding fathers said betraying America to foreign powers was an impeachable offense. The president must go

Robert Reich
Sun 13 Oct 2019 06.00 BST
Last modified on Sun 13 Oct 2019 06.45 BST

The most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history has been selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit.

Trump withdrew American troops from the Syrian-Turkish border, leaving our Kurdish allies to be slaughtered and opening the way for a resurgent Islamic State. Trump’s rationale? He promised to bring our soldiers home.

There could be another reason. Trump never divested from his real estate business, and the Trump Towers Istanbul is the Trump Organization’s first and only office and residential building in Europe. Businesses linked to the Turkish government are also major patrons of the Trump Organization. Which may be why Trump has repeatedly sided with the Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been intent on eliminating the Kurds.

Back home, Trump has separated families at the border, locked migrant children in cages and tried to ban Muslims from entering the country. He says he wants to protect America’s borders.

But guarding America’s geographic borders isn’t nearly as important as guarding the integrity of American democracy, which Trump has repeatedly compromised for personal political gain. He did this on 25 July when he asked the president of Ukraine to do him a personal “favor” by digging up dirt on Joe Biden, his most likely 2020 opponent.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/13/donald-trump-ukraine-turkey-impeachment

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:31 AM

1. K&R

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 10:50 AM

2. K & R n/t

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 11:06 AM

3. Wonder how much Erdogan paid tRump for the late night decision

that green lighted the massacre of innocent men, women and children? The fact that the question is a totally reasonable one lays the foundation of where we are as a nation. Note: the answer is probably less than the Saudis paid.

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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. Exactly WHERE did he plan to go after all of this ?

I mean - in HIS mind, where did he think he'd go ?

He has fucked this country, its citizens, its institutions, its traditions, its values, its sense of self . . . He has insulted every one of our allies in this world and embraced dictators and emboldened tin pot wanna-bes the world over. He has destroyed our nation in the eyes of all free people everywhere. He has stood by while murderous ego-maniacs have butchered people and done nothing.

Where EXACTLY did he think he could go after this ?

Did he think he'd be welcomed by American citizens with open arms like past presidents ? Construct a library ? Establish an institution ? A charity ? Lobby for airports, streets, federal buildings and other things to be named after him ?

He said he was worried that impeachment would tarnish his legacy. WHAT legacy ?

I can't fathom him thinking of living anywhere but the US, but WHERE did he think he'd go after all of this ?

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