JERSEY CITY--A parking dispute turned into a racially-charged rampage on Monday when an ex-Weehawken parking authority employee tried to attack two men with a machete, police said. Joseph Mendez, 45, ran at two Hoboken men with a machete and repeatedly flung a racial epithet at the pair, Weehawken police Deputy Director Thomas White told NJ Advance…
Mary Trump spoke to John Aravosis and Cliff Schecter promoting her latest book about the collective trauma Americans have faced over the years of the Trump administration.
In the early part of the conversation, Trump explains some information about the upbringing of former president Donald Trump's children and how her uncle carried one some of the mistakes Fred Trump made with him.
Fred Trump's eldest and namesake, Freddy Trump, was supposed to take over the business and build it bigger and better. But he was so disenchanted with what he had to deal with that he left and decided to do what he loved, flying. That was what ultimately turned Donald into the new Trump heir.
Like his father, Donald also sidestepped his namesake and elevated Ivanka to be the more important part of the business. This was, in part, because Don Jr. is the least intelligent of the Trump children, Mary Trump explained.
"Just in terms of the situation into which he was born, he shares that with my dad," she explained. "You know, the oldest son of 'powerful person' — well, I think Donald is the weakest person on the planet but he's been propped up so much. So, clearly, though he certainly did not deserve it, he had a lot of influence, had a lot of money, which was my grandfather's money, so I think Donnie was born with the same expectation that my father was born with, which was, you're the oldest son. You carry the name ... and you must follow in the footsteps and surpass what your father has accomplished, and you have to do it exactly according to his preferences."
She explained that for her father, Freddy Jr., it was really difficult for him to live up to the expectations that his father had for him.
"Donnie is weak in a different way," she continued. "He had no intention of striking out on his own. He had no intention of doing anything but sucking up and toeing the line, and the problem is — one of the problem is — and who knows how this happens — but kind of the same problem that happened to him happened to my dad. My grandfather, for whatever reason, didn't like my father and saw something in his sibling Donald, and the only thing that's weird is that Donald did the same thing but with Ivanka."
She explained that their grandfather would never have considered any of his daughters as a successor for his business.
"But Donald had this thing for Ivanka really early on and Donnie was left in the dust," she said, "and yet, he still tries, doesn't he? I think he's like many people in my family. He has no core. He has no ideology."
She explained that Donnie will out-misogynist anyone, out-racist anyone and shoot as many animals as possible just to get "whatever passes for affection in my family." So he does a lot of what his father does, she said, loving people because they love him. The reason, she said, is because neither of them really know or understand what love is.
"He'll behave to get whatever love keeps coming in," Dr. Trump continued. "For Donnie it's more of a way to get his father's attention, which he never will. And Donnie is a deeply unintelligent person. I've been asked this -- who's the stupidest one and it's him."
Schecter recalled being at Penn at the same time as Don Jr. and recalled Trump slapping Jr. across the face in front of the whole hall. There were stories about Donald Jr. fighting back against Trump when it was discovered he was cheating on his mother Ivana. But Mary Trump said that she believes it was more transactional and that Donnie ultimately just fell in line.
Mary Trump went on to reveal that her uncle was always kissing on Ivanka and she was always sitting on his lap while he doted over her.
See the fascinating conversation below:
Mary Trump on Donald, Democrats, and America's future www.youtube.com
BUSTED: Steve Bannon admits he helped plot Jan. 6 Trump rally to 'kill Biden presidency in the crib'
Conservative broadcaster Steve Bannon admitted on Wednesday that he had plotted with President Donald Trump to "kill the Biden presidency in the crib" ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
During his Warroom broadcast, Bannon played clips of journalist Robert Costa and Bob Woodward explaining how events unfolded prior to the Jan. 6 riot.
"You look at January 5th, we discovered that Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist, was there at the Willard Hotel blocks from the White House with Rudy Giuliani, having an almost war-room-type meeting with other Trump allies the eve before the January 6th insurrection," Costa recently explained to MSNBC. "And Bannon had actually been in close touch with President Trump for days before January 6th. Based on our reporting, he privately told President Trump to have a reckoning on January 6th. And he said to the president, it's time to kill the Biden presidency in the crib."
Bannon seemed proud to confirm that the conversation had taken place.
"Yeah, because his legitimacy," Bannon said of Biden. "42% of the American people think that Biden did not win the presidency legitimately."
"It killed itself," he continued. "Just look at what this illegitimate regime is doing. It killed itself. OK? But we told you from the very beginning, just expose it, just expose it, never back down, never give up and this thing will implode."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
Trump demands GOP shut down the government to block Freedom to Vote Act: 'Republicans have no choice!'
Donald Trump called on Senate Republicans to shut down the government as leverage to block the "horror" of Democratic legislation.
The twice-impeached one-term president issued a statement through his spokeswoman, who has not been banned from Twitter, urging Republicans to oppose raising the debt ceiling and block the Freedom to Vote Act.
"The only powerful tool that Republicans have to negotiate with is the Debt Ceiling, and they would be both foolish and unpatriotic not to use it now," Trump said in a statement. "The way I look at it, what the Democrats are proposing, on so many different levels, will destroy our Country. Therefore, Republicans have no choice but to do what they have to do, and the Democrats will have no choice but to concede all of the horror they are trying to inflict upon the future of the United States."
"Unrelated, but likewise, their so-called 'Voting Rights Bill' will be the end of our Democracy," the ex-president added. "Don't give up or concede, Republicans, this is the ultimate representation of the People!"
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