As I noted in the previous post, Trump is angry all this ‘Bomb stuff’ has disrupted his fake ‘caravan’ crisis:
Donald Trump has a habit of hearing something and then spewing out his gut reaction on Twitter, and here’s part of what spilled out Friday morning.
Let’s start with the obvious—this tweet is the despicable work of a sociopath casting a life-threatening national crisis as political victimhood.
But let’s focus for a second on what Trump’s unconscionable stream of consciousness is revealing: Trump’s political people aren’t giving him happy news at the moment and he wants Republicans to “go out and vote!” Trump was clearly seething about being knocked off his fake crisis message about the “caravan” of several thousand refugees. That’s the message Trump hoped would drive the day.
“To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. Trump’s apparent plan to seal off the nation’s southern border using as many as 1,000 active-duty U.S. troops just happened to make its way to the New York Times Thursday night, fresh for Friday morning consumption. The Times report appropriately framed the initiative as a cynical political ploy to gin up Trump’s base:
President Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum seekers, from entering the country at the southern border, according to people familiar with the plan. The effort would be the starkest indication yet of Mr. Trump’s election-season push to play to his anti-immigrant base as his party fights to keep control of Congress.
The proposal amounts to a sweeping use of presidential power to fortify the border and impose the kind of aggressive immigration restrictions and enforcement measures that Mr. Trump has made his signature pursuit.
The plan is expected to prompt a swift challenge in federal courts.
The move would be the most drastic in a series of steps that Mr. Trump has taken or threatened to take in recent days — including preparations on Thursday to send as many as 1,000 active-duty Army troops to help secure the southern border — as he works to stop what he has called an “onslaught” of immigrants only days before the midterm elections.
[Trump] said without evidence this week that criminals and “unknown Middle Easterners” were “mixed in” among the people in the migrant caravan, and has blamed its formation on Democrats, falsely charging that they support allowing immigrants to stream, unchecked, into the country.
The caravan is still more than 1,000 miles south of the border, and it is unclear when or whether the migrants will arrive, or how many will seek to cross into the United States.
All this “Bomb’ stuff” today is really throwing Trump off his game. “And his game is manufacturing the fake crisis of his choosing solely for political purposes, rather than actually trying to hold the country together in a moment of genuine crisis.”
Then there is Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who says there are No plans ‘right now’ to shoot at asylum-seekers at border:
“We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people. They will be apprehended, however,” she said. “But I also take my officer and agents, their own personal safety, extraordinarily seriously. They do have the ability of course to defend themselves.”
These are people fleeing violence in their home countries, violence that came about in part as a result of U.S. policy over the years. Many of them are families with children, and again, they are approaching openly hoping to legally apply for asylum. If the Trump administration keeps the legal ports of entry closed to block them illegally, some may find other ways to cross to present themselves as asylum seekers, but the thought that they would somehow try to confront heavily armed U.S. officials and storm the gates of the United States is ludicrous—except in the fearful racist minds of Fox News viewers, and it’s for them that the question was asked and Nielsen answered. Fear is the point here.
So we get Nielsen saying only that “right now” there aren’t plans to shoot parents and children who are already in fear for their lives. And “they will be apprehended” as they try to do a legal thing that the Trump administration illegally plans to prevent them from doing.
The Trump administration is the most morally bankrupt administration in American history. Trump’s abuse of power needs to be checked by a Democratic-controlled Congress.
UPDATE: According to FBI Director Christopher Wray at today’s press conference, the FBI had identified the mail-bomber suspect yesterday. The FBI would have notified the president immediately. This means Trump knew before his early morning tweet (above) putting “bomb” in quotations feeding the right-wing conspiracy theorists’ false flag conspiracy. The man is despicable beyond words.