Trump’s Muslim Ban Doesn’t Include Countries That He Profits From

In an effort to make his base foam at the mouth, Trump is expected to sign another Executive Order today. The one I’m referring to addresses his campaign promise to ban refugees and visitors from Muslim countries. Trump has long maintained the racist theory that all Muslims are dangerous and should not be allowed into the United States for fear that they will commit terrorist acts.

Or at least that’s what he tells his cult-like following.

But as usual with Trump, he is not being honest with his sheeple. When you as an American think of terrorists, what comes to mind first? For most of us that would be 9/11. It was the largest, most terrifying attack on U.S. soil in recent memory. And where did those terrorists come from? What were their nationalities? Saudi Arabia (15), United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt (1) and Lebanon (1).

By White House – YouTube: The Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55178125

According to the draft, the Executive Order will ban refugees and visitors from Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran, Libya and Sudan. That’s right! None from 9/11 are on his list. Let me repeat that. None of the countries where the 9/11 terrorists are from are on Trump’s ban. In fact there are quite a few Muslim countries that are not on that list.

Why you ask?

The countries on the ban list have one thing in common as do the ones left off. Trump has businesses in one group and none in the other. Care to guess which is which?

As you probably surmised, Trump has no businesses in the countries included in the ban. Trump does however have businesses in Turkey (2), Qatar (4), Egypt (2), Azerbaijan (6), United Arab Emirates (12) and Saudi Arabia (8). 1 None of these countries are on the ban list because this would adversely affect his business relationships in those nations. These countries would rightly take offense to such nonsense. An immediate retaliation would be to cut Trump’s contract and stop paying him millions.

Now I’m not one to judge a whole race, religion or nation on the acts of a few of its citizens. After all, there are quite a few Americans that have committed heinous acts of terrorism too. I don’t even agree with the concept of this ridiculous ban. There’s nothing in it that would protect us even if I did. But Trump is that type of person. So why would he omit some countries versus others? This question should be asked by the Press especially when you consider that he conveniently omitted the 9/11 countries.

Once again, Trump is looking out for himself and his business interests. He is blatantly using his position as president to benefit himself and his family financially.

At what point does enough become enough with this corrupt administration?

 

How to Request Audit of Trump’s Finances

Just a quick note. This was passed along via Facebook page Blue 2018 and Kim Mohan.

If you think that Trump’s MASSIVE conflicts of interest might just be a problem…here’s something easy to do:
Got 30 seconds? If you want to support Senator Warren’s request to audit President Trump’s finances for conflicts of interest, the woman who answered the phone at the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office said the most effective way to be sure my support counted was to email two administrators, Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli.
And there is a third email address through which they’re tracking people who are urging support for the audit.
Send ONE email addressed to:
siggerudk@gao.gov, minnellit@gao.gov, congrel@gao.gov
Subject line:
Re: Audit for President Trump’s financial concerns
Dear Ms. Siggerud and Mr. Minnelli,
I’m writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of our incoming President Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.
Sincerely,

Make me proud peeps!

Dear Press, You are in an Abusive Relationship

By Sara Richards (originally posted to Flickr as Anarchists bookshop) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dear Press,

I’ve known you a long time. Practically my whole life. Remember when I was little? We were the best of friends even though you’re much older than I. I’d watch and hang on your every word, all wide eyed while you taught me. You saw me through my teens and early adulthood. You always accepted me for who I was, and never asked me to change. I can honestly say that I would not be the person I am today without your constant friendship. For that I’m grateful.

I confess though, as of late, I’ve not been the best friend to you. But it’s time for me to take care of you. It’s time for me to be honest with you. If I’m overstepping my bounds, then so be it. This is too important. Press, honey, you are in an abusive relationship. I know, I know. You don’t want to hear this, but you are going to listen to me. You’ve been in this relationship with Donald Trump for a long time. What is it, like 50 years now? That is a long time. And I know, you love him.

You know, I remember when you two first met. You weren’t sure if you liked him or not, but then his silly antics and boyish, immature way kind of grew on you. He was fun, I admit it. It was exciting to have such a rich guy chasing you. Remember when he called you at all hours pretending to be someone else. What was the name he used? Something Barron? How ironic that’s now the name of his son, huh? This Barron would tell you how awesome Donald was and that you should go out with him. Kind of strange but cute in a weird way too.

Press, he’s changed. He’s not the same Donald. I mean those cute little eccentric ways of his have grown into a full blown mental illness. He’s sick honey, and you can’t help him. Certainly not if he won’t get help himself. He won’t even admit he’s got a problem. Donald’s downright abusive to you. He’s a narcissistic, sociopathic, pathological liar who only cares about money. Surely you see that.

You’ve become a battered spouse Press. He lies to you, calls you names, belittles you and then when he’s done, it’s like nothing ever happened. Take his tantrum yesterday. He was so mad he could barely contain himself. His face was so red and he kept clenching his jaws. Why I thought he was going to jump that table full of blank papers to come after you. Then, to shame you, he called on Breitbart. Don’t tell me you didn’t know Press. Everyone knows he’s been seeing that slut. He’s even got an apartment in the city where they shack up together. Rumor has it they’re into all sorts of weird, perverted sex. Ewwwww! Makes me puke a little just thinking about it.

He’s got all sorts of tricks to play on you sweetie. Notice how he let you ask him a few questions, like he cared about your thoughts. He doesn’t. You know he doesn’t! Jesus Christ Press, he started yelling at you! Is that any way to treat someone in a relationship? Let me answer that for you. No, it’s not.

These arguments you guys get into always end up the same. You try to hold him accountable, try to get him to stop lying to you. He gets angry and yells. He calls you names and then treats you like crap in public to shame you. You cower and spend the rest of the night defending yourself, trying to explain to everyone that you aren’t what he says you are. The next day, he pretends nothing happened and you are left with a shame hangover. Then it’s just rinse and repeat, day after day, week after week. He’s using you. He gets what he wants, a little attention, wham bam thank you ma’am and he’s out the door and back to Breitbart.

Press, it’s time to stand up for yourself. You keep saying you have to be there for him. I suppose there’s no way around it. You both have to look after the presidency. That you share. If only you’d paid more attention to those signs, you’d not have let him get this far. There’d been no presidency to look after. But what’s done is done, right? So what do we do about it?

For starters, stop obsessing over him. In the past, with other boyfriends, you covered them. You covered them plenty, but you didn’t hang on their every word. You were more independent. You asked questions; and if you didn’t like the answer, you asked more. You responded to them when appropriate, and gave them attention when needed. You didn’t obsess 24/7.  Besides, you have other friends around that need your attention like Congress and the states. Then there’s other stories that need tending to as well.

If he lies to you or yells, just sit down. Don’t engage. Don’t you get it? He’s nothing without you. He needs you! He has no power without you giving it to him. Let him have that whore Breitbart. No one cares about her anyhow. She’s got the herpes. No one really wants to scroll her cootie filled pages.

And call out those lies to his face! Like yesterday when he said he had “very little debt.” Are you kidding me? Everyone choked on a chicken bone when that fool said that. You don’t have to say he’s a liar; that’s beneath you.  You can say that what he said wasn’t true. But don’t let shit like that slide. You look like a doormat when you do.

Lastly, you’ve got to start taking care of yourself. Remember when you used to work out your investigative reporter muscles? Yeah that. Start doing that again. Look, I know there are financial obligations and your boss is a dick, but if you demand it, you will get it. What’s he going to do, fire the Press? I don’t think so.

Donald’s abused you so much mentally, it’s like I don’t even know you any more. You’re worn out, tired. I get it. He’s worn me out too, but it’s time to find yourself. I know you’re still in there.

And Press, in case you’ve forgotten, you have all of us who will back you. Always. Love, Jenn.