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Trump is either too lazy or too dumb to understand the rise of threats against the US: conservative commentator

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According to a conservative columnist for the Washington Post, Donald Trump’s professed belief that there is not a rising tide of white nationalism could be the end result of not paying attention to his national security advisers or being unable to comprehend what is being told to him – or both.

Writing for the Post, Jennifer Rubin was unsparing in her criticism of the president following his comments about white nationalism after the mosque massacre in New Zealand when he questioned whether it was a growing threat worldwide.

Calling him a “derelict commander in chief,” Rubin wrote: “Let’s consider the possibilities as to why he should appear so glaringly uninformed on the key aspect of his job, performing the duties of the commander in chief.”

“News reports suggest he’s not getting his presidential daily briefing every day. If so, and if he has missed the widely reported trend of white-nationalist terrorism (likely because Fox News doesn’t cover it very much), it would be a function of his irresponsibility and laziness,” she charged.

According to Rubin — who has made no secret of her disdain for Trump by calling on Republicans to vote for a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election — the intelligence reports may challenge his intellect to understand them.

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“Another possibility is that Trump gets the briefings, has been told about white-nationalist terrorism but cannot fully process or retain the information,” she wrote before sarcastically adding, “One can imagine that someone who has dispensed his lawyer to threaten schools not to release his grades may have an academic record that is consistent with his current inability to grasp important material.”

Rubin also suggested Trump may have another private reason for turning a blind eye to the rising threat.

“White-nationalism-inspired terrorist attacks don’t do anything for Trump,” she explained. “It’s all about him, so if the information doesn’t help solidify his base — or, worse, alienates them because they are defensive about harboring ideologies that can inspire violence (and already have) — the information must be ignored. It must be discounted and dubbed ‘fake’.”

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She concluded, “We do have to contemplate the very real possibility that Trump’s policy is always Trump First — and he’ll sell our allies, innocents and his own country down the river if that’s what it takes to maintain power and insulate his mammoth ego. How much he believes his own lies is unknown and unimportant. What matters is that he makes us all less safe.”

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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