In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel this Wednesday, an Army veteran who has since renounced his support of President Trump accused the President of being “unpatriotic.”
According to David Weisman, “real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment.”
“When I first got into politics, as I have mentioned numerous times, I thought the Republican Party was the party of upholding the Constitution and ethical principles,” Wesiman writes. “I took the word of pundits thinking Republicans stood for truth, justice, and the American way. I never questioned their integrity when they condemned President Obama. Why? Because they were religious and it didn’t occur to me they would lie. Years later, if you are aware of my story, I learned that most of the demonizing of President Obama was propaganda. I’ve also learned to read the fine print of the Constitution because there’s more involved than just the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. Lots of nuance to acknowledge.”
Weisman said that his former belief that Trump “cared for soldiers” was simply based in propaganda disseminated by Trump’s most loyal defenders.
“All that was a lie,” he declared.
“It took Trump a few years after being elected before finally visiting troops in a combat zone,” he wrote. “What else we can expect from a person who dodged the draft five times. During his campaign, he collected funds that under the intention that he would donate the proceeds to veterans, instead he used them for his campaign. Trump makes fun of veterans’ PTSD. Trump insults and degrades POWs and decorated war heroes when they disagree with him. How is that patriotic behavior? If a Trump supporter can condemn President Obama with propaganda, why can’t they condemn Trump with the facts right out there for all to see?”
Weisman stopped supporting Trump in July of 2018 after growing increasingly skeptical of the President’s messaging. You can read his full op-ed here.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe fears US cannot survive four more years of Trump’s ‘fascist instincts’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called out President Donald Trump's "fascist instincts" and worried that democratic institutions could not survive a second term.
The "Morning Joe" host was alarmed by the president's latest racist attacks at a Pennsylvania rally, and panelist Jason Johnson said Germans warned him in 2016 that Trump reminded them of Adolf Hitler.
"I was across the ocean and had Germans saying, 'I can't believe you Americans don't see that this is coming,'" Johnson said, "and I think the most worrisome part that I have to say in all of this is, you're right, yeah, there were people who called it out, Black people, Latinos, Asians who called it out. I think it took too long for many members of the press to accept that, and people who were saying it in 2015 were sometimes called, you know, you're being hyperbolic, you're using extreme language, it won't get that bad, other people will keep him in control, and that's why we are where we are today."
GOP senator’s hyped report on Biden and Ukraine is a dud with ‘minimal, if any, evidence’: reporter
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has been hyping up a report that purportedly implicates Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in corrupt activities in Ukraine.
But according to Politico's Kyle Cheney, Johnson's report is not going to be nearly as explosive as Republicans hoped, and he describes it as "an 87-page rehash of previously known allegations (with minimal, if any, evidence), news articles and impeachment testimony."
DHS gave millions to firm that employs wife of Trump’s acting secretary Chad Wolf
The Department of Homeland Security in recent years has awarded contracts with over $6 million to Berkeley Research Group, a firm that happens to employ the wife of acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.
NBC News reports that DHS started awarding the contracts to Berkeley Research Group in September 2018, when Wolf was serving as chief of staff to former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
NBC News also reports that "although the company has a long history of federal contracts, it did not do work for DHS until after Wolf" started working at the Transport Security Administration, a DHS agency.