A deal to develop Iraqi-French banking cooperation
After Iraq and France to conclude a joint memorandum in an effort to develop banking cooperation between the two countries, applauded open financial expert with the international community, in particular with States sponsoring major economies.
The expert said THAMER Azzawi» morning»: the Paris meeting produced positive results soon will be reflected on the Iraqi job market after being signed agreements soon.
He noted that highlighted the consensus, promote cooperation between France and Iraq Bank, noting that the next meeting in Baghdad will witness the launch of real cooperation between Baghdad and Paris.
Iraqi businessmen Union was Qar branch has participated in the regular meeting of the Board of the employers between Iraq and France attended by the representative of the Federation of businessmen Qar and member of the Board of the Iraqi-French employers just ekab Hussein Hasnaoui and representatives of the Governments of Iraq and Iraq's Ambassador to France and French and a representative of the Ministry of oil, Minister of housing under Secretary Shaher Blythe and Chief Investment Sami Al-araji.
Said the akab» morning»: it was to discuss several important topics that French companies have a role in the entry of genuine partnerships in preservation and open horizons of joint cooperation between Iraqi companies, particularly in the Dhi and European companies through the investment process.
He urged to revitalize this body all her joints to facilitate the tasks of the local, Arab and foreign investor in vital and important projects, appreciating the great efforts for the success of these meetings that lasted three days in Paris.
He also noted that a memorandum of understanding has been agreed between the Iraqi and French sides banking.
In turn the economic affairs specialist said Ahmed charged important orientation to global economies and its role in achieving the country's economic viability, pointing out that Iraq need advanced banking technologies where big workload awaiting Iraq in coming years in all Iraqi cities in production and service sectors.
And costly international efforts require banking services capable of banking operations of large numbers required by the investment process, as local banks, particularly their own competing products must provide products of branches of foreign banks opened branches in Iraq.
But What If Trump Loses
Many Americans watched last week’s Republican convention with horror and trepidation. Rudy Giuliani’s quadrennial temper tantrum was even more animated than during previous conventions. Ben Carson gave a speech that married his own bizarre brand of evangelical Christianity with reasoning that one might expect on a child’s playground to imply that Hillary Clinton was a worshipper of Lucifer. The candidate himself painted a frightening, if based in fantasy, picture of an America under siege by roving bands of cop-killing criminals and Isis operatives. Perhaps most disturbingly of all, the Quicken Loans Arena echoed with calls to lock Hillary Clinton up and, even more appallingly, some supporters of the Republican candidate have suggested executing her for treason. This was not Ronald Reagan’s morning in America, George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism or even Mitt Romney’s “We built it.” Rather, this was a convention that presented a level of vitriol, hatred, intolerance and division that we have not seen in a long time.
It was very difficult to watch that convention and conclude that in the likely event of a Clinton victory in November, the people in that arena and the millions of Americans they represent, will accept defeat easily. Americans have always been proud of our ability to accept political defeat and move to fight another day. There is, however, real reason to think that will not happen this time if Clinton wins. The people in that room do not see the coming election as a hard fought campaign between two loyal Americans, but as a battle between a crooked, dishonest, criminal who should not be allowed to live freely, let alone serve as President of the United States, and a heroic figure who is the only person able to save the country. This is a dynamic that threatens the very core of our democracy.
Simply put, people who call for their opponents to be arrested or killed, while imbuing their own candidate with messianic powers, do not accept political defeat easily. Moreover, the alleged more mature voices within the Republican Party who have stood by and said nothing while this all occurred are clearly unwilling or unable to moderate what could charitably be described as the angry, unhinged mob formerly known as the Republican base.
It has been evident for many months now, and was made more apparent last week in Cleveland, that a Trump presidency would damage the already weak social fabric of American democracy. His enthusiasm for divisive and hateful rhetoric, tenuous understanding of key principles of American democracy such as, for example, the First Amendment, and deep-seeded megalomania are all reason that a Trump presidency would threaten our democracy and what is left of our national cohesion. However, it is now increasingly likely that a Trump defeat, even by a resounding margin, would not be met with acceptance from Trump and his supporters.
The possibility that Trump would encourage his supporters not to accept this defeat, perhaps by claiming that the vote was rigged or that undocumented workers voted in droves in key southwestern states, must be gravely considered at this point. This conclusion is not simply the product of progressive paranoia, but it is a reaction to what we have seen and heard from Trump and his supporters for the last year, but even more so during the last week.
Speculating about what a candidate might do if he loses is a strange exercise, and one that should have no place in a consolidated and stable democracy, if flawed, democracy like ours. However, it is something that based on the behavior of Trump and his supporters, must be considered. Throughout this long campaign we have seen Trump encourage and even advocate violent behavior, stand by while his Democratic opponent is accused of treason and murder, and evince little understanding of democratic processes or mores. The question of what this man will do if, as is still likely, he loses on November 8th, cannot be ignored given this context.
Trump, should he be defeated, could easily eschew the traditional gracious concession, mobilize his supporters to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the outcome and their disbelief in his Democratic vanquisher’s victory. Ultimately, however, it would be very difficult for him to stop Clinton from becoming President. Trump controls no security forces, has little institutional support and has few concrete resources other than his Twitter account, but he clearly has the enthusiastic support of enough people to create problems in the immediate aftermath of his possible defeat. Those people could easily protest for a few weeks and continue a lower level campaign of failing to recognize Clinton’s presidency for years.
It should also be remembered that Trump a man with a loyal following of angry citizens with an extraordinarily exaggerated sense of their own victimhood and suffering, and that he has the temperament of an acutely narcissistic middle school student. He also has built a presidential campaign heavily around overreacting, often viciously and with prejudice towards almost all, to every real, or more frequently, imagined, insult or slight he has experienced. This is not the temperament of somebody who will accept an electoral defeat move on and urge his followers to do the same. In a very real way, while seeing this man elected President of the United States should, and does, strike fear in the hearts of millions, even his defeat could create enduring problems for American democracy
Trump University Lawsuit Survives Dismissal Attempt
Plaintiffs claim they were defrauded by Trump’s real estate seminars.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday tentatively rejected Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by Trump University students who said they were defrauded through its real-estate seminars.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego told a hearing he would take under consideration arguments on both sides in the case and issue a written ruling in the coming weeks.
The 2013 lawsuit, one of three over the defunct Trump University venture, was filed on behalf of students who paid up to $35,000 to learn Trump’s real estate investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors. The plaintiffs have sought class-action status.
The cases against Trump University have regularly cropped up during the presidential campaign. Trump was roundly criticized in May when he accused Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, of being biased against him because of the candidate’s pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Curiel, who was born in Indiana, is presiding over two of the cases, with one set for trial in late November. A separate lawsuit by New York’s attorney general is pending in that state.
Trump’s lawyers say Curiel should toss the 2013 California lawsuit on the grounds that the New York real estate mogul, though personally involved in developing the concept and curriculum, relied on other executives to manage Trump University by the time the plaintiffs purchased their seminars.
“By 2007, his involvement was fairly minimal. He was not the person running this company. He founded it, he established it and he went off and let other people run it. It’s like any other celebrity endorsement,” Trump attorney Daniel Petrocelli said during the hearing.
Trump’s lawyers claim references in marketing materials to “secrets,” “hand-picked” instructors or “university” were mere sales “puffery.” According to the defense, there is no evidence Trump intended to defraud students.
Lawyers for the students say the wealthy developer conducted the marketing for Trump University more than anyone else, starring in and approving promotional materials.
They claim Trump University instructors were high-pressure sales people, not “professors and adjunct professors” as Trump touted, and that New York authorities told Trump back in 2005 to stop calling his unaccredited venture a university.
“Somehow, belligerence trumps substance,” plaintiff’s attorney Jason Forge said. “If we say it loud enough, forcefully enough, it becomes true. Well, it doesn’t.”
Trump owned 92 percent of Trump University and had control over all major decisions, plaintiffs’ court papers say.
Trump’s long record of broken promises
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump issued a 76-minute acceptance speech with a long list of promises that he said would fulfill his pledge to make America great again.
Promises were all he had. No details, no specifics and no actual action plans.
Which is the Trump way. He promises a lot. He does not deliver.
Trump claims he is a great businessman but it doesn’t take a lot of research to find his many business and personal failures.
He promised glitzy, money-making casinos to boost the gaming industry in Atlantic City. They failed and went bankrupt, leaving investors losing everything they put into the project.
One “investor” didn’t lose. Trump paid himself millions in “management fees” while ignoring the sad business fact that his casinos never made money, were financed with a lot of junk bonds, and were destined to fail. He didn’t lose any money because he used junk bonds to finance the projects.
He used also junk bonds to buy the Eastern Shuttle and promised to turn it into a “showcase” sir shuttle service. It ended in bankruptcy and no longer exists.
He promised to personally recruit “outstanding executive talent” as instructors for Trump University and also promised personal counseling to those who ran up thousands of dollars in fees, often maxing out their credit cards.
In a deposition, Trump could not name a single “instructor” of Trump University and no record ever showed he ever had a hand in hiring anyone. He did get fees for himself before the “university” closed. It is now under investigation by states and attorney generals for fraud.
Trump launched “Trump Mortgage” with promises to create a “new, innovative program” of financing for property purchase. It failed and is no longer in business.
He promised “thousands of jobs” and a big personal stake in his much-hyped Aberdeenshire golf resort in Scotland. It has lost money since opening in 2012, the promised jobs never came and he used other people’s money, not his own.
He purchased The Plaza Hotel in New York and promised “a complete showcase renovation.” It went bankrupt.
Trump, the self-claimed “great businessman” has been sued more than 3,500 times by small business owners who say he never paid what he owed for their work on projects.
USA Today found hundreds of dishwashers, painters, and even his own lawyers, who say they were never paid by Trump.
Trump hired Philadelphia cabinet maker Edward Friel Jr. in the1980 to build custom enclosures and fixtures for Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Trump never paid and Friel’s small business went under.
Reports USA Today:Donald Trump often portrays himself as a savior of the working class who will “protect your job.” But a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades — and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, like the Friels, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.
The U.S. Department of Labor says Trump’s companies have been cited 24 times for serious violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, resulting in thousands of dollars in fines.
More than 200 “mechanics liens” currently exist Trump and his properties for unpaid bills.
This is a man who claims to be a great businessman who keeps his promises?
When Trump started his campaign for President in 2015, he promised Americans that he would “self fund” his run.
Now he is seeking donations form any and all. He cozied up during the just-finished Republican Convention to Las Vegas casino operator Sheldon Adelson and is seeking millions in donations.
Trump promised to not seek or accept donations from “special interests.” Now he’s taking all he can get from any interest, special or otherwise.
Donald Trump is promising many things that he claims he will do as President.
Can we believe him?
Some, sadly, may be stupid enough to believe what he claims.
They will join a long and growing list of those who believed Donald Trump, fell for more of his lies and walked away broke or disappointed or both.
IMF agreement test for Iraq
Edmund O'Sullivan / Torgomh- Khalid Qasim
IMF has developed a tremendous program to rewrite Iraq's ailing economy. The fund issued on July 14 and the current document consisting of 34 pages constitute the most ambitious attempt to remake the economy of one of the Middle East.
Paint a document program that Iraq agreed upon to ensure a loan from the Fund valued at $ 4.5 billion in order to bridge the gap revenues of the government resulting from thedecline in oil prices . The document also contains assurances demanded by international creditors and who will have to provide additional loans soon. These loans include billion bonds government of the United States included in the billion - euro bond dollars isexpected to be issued before the end of this year, and one billion other dollars from theWorld Bank and more than $ 3 billion in loans projects.
Says IMF: that Iraq needs to borrow $ 56 billion until the year 2019, this estimate comes at the top of the current debt of the country , which she mentions the fund amounted to$ 67 billion until the end of last year, equivalent to about 45 percent of the projected budget for the current year. The main objective of the agreement is the fiscal deficit of the government, which has risen to 14 percent of gross domestic product last year. It islikely to increase more during this year, with oil prices so far amounted to an average 75 percent from their level of a year earlier as a whole.
Baghdad and agreed on the need to reduce the deficit to 1 percent of GDP in 2021, and achieved part of that goal over the high price of oil which is expected arrival level of $ 70 a barrel by the end of the decade.
but the bulk of the settlement will come through spending cuts and government reforms.This includes for the current year to increase taxes and cut salaries of employees and retirees and reduce the capital and the financial allocations for the Kurdistan region spending. The government has promised to complete 85 percent of the president spending the non - oil authorized in the current year budget. Is
expected to provide value - added tax and work to increase the efficiency of the 176 state - owned company outside the financial sector employs 550 thousand people, and mentions the agreement with the IMF that half of those Vaidon need.
Prepare this program is tremendous, and increases the size of the challenges faced by Iraq because of the military operations against the «Daash» and dealing with more than four million displaced people in the northern areas since June 2014. He fled about aquarter of a million Syrians into Iraq since the outbreak of the civil war there in 2011. the
world offers a real help to Baghdad to protect the Iraqi people from terrorism andexternal threats, but they are in need of hope on their ability to prosper as well. If achieved the IMF agreement this goal is a positive agreement, but there are economic and social costs must be paid before then.
Donald Trump Has Much in Common With Someone You Would Least Expect
Like Trump, he possessed an uncanny media savvy that helped him to promote his hate-filled brand.
Politico compared Donald Trump to Hugo Chavez and Augusto Pinochet. New York magazine noted a similarity between Trump and Kim Jong-Il and Joseph Stalin. Meg Whitman recently compared him to Benito Mussolini. And pretty much everyone who isn’t voting for him, including two former presidents of Mexico, has publicly or privately (or secretly to themselves) compared him to Hitler. Trump himself, although loath to accept these comparisons, seems to respect, if not like, Vladimir Putin, and it’s even been reported that for a time he kept a collection of Hitler’s speeches at his bedside table.
Boy, does this paint a picture. And what’s more, these aren’t facile comparisons. They actually reflect Trump’s persona, his values and his policies: his misogyny and his ridiculous “machismo,” an almost unabashed narcissism, his skill at blaming our problems on “the other,” whether they happen to be Mexicans, Muslims or immigrants in general, his relentless fear-mongering, and the fact that when he speaks or writes anything he is probably lying. Indeed, these are traits that would make Latin American despots, Communist dictators, eastern European strongmen and Nazis alike proud. And Trump embodies them all.
Who am I talking about? I’ll give you a couple hints. Like Trump, he was twice divorced (at least) and had children with several different women. Like Trump, his career success was almost entirely dependent on the small fortune he inherited from his rich father. Like Trump, he possessed an uncanny media savvy that helped him to promote his hate-filled brand. Like Trump, he was the ultimate narcissist who convinced others to believe when the only thing he actually believed in was himself. And finally, like Trump, he posed a profound national security threat to all people everywhere, but especially to Americans.
This person is Osama bin Laden.
Let’s be clear. These men weren’t exactly twins; in many ways, they are completely different. But when it comes to their ideologies, Al-Qaeda and Trumpism respectively, and the ways in which both men advocated for them, they couldn’t be more alike. Stated another way, Trump and Bin Laden are selling the same product to very similar audiences, and their TV commercials look almost identical.
Now you’re probably thinking, this is outrageous. Bin Laden promoted an ideology predicated upon a twisted form of medieval Islam. He recruited Muslims from all over the world to join a holy war with the west, and his subjects dutifully committed barbaric acts of violence against innocent people. What does this have anything to do with Donald Trump? He’s not asking anyone to do anything violent (at least not really violent). At most, he’s asking supporters for their votes and maybe to volunteer for his campaign. And in a certain way, you’re right. Trump may be a nativist and a proto-fascist, but he’s running for president in a democracy, while Bin Laden was a mass murderer of people from that very democracy.
But in another perhaps more important way, you’re dead wrong. This comparison is instructive because both of these men exploit the same weakness in the human condition: notably, our compulsive desire to matter. And they both specifically target for recruitment those of us who don’t feel like we matter. The ultimate objectives of the Trump and Bin Laden campaigns may be completely different, but the psychological dynamics that explain their popularity are exactly the same.
Some of you are probably wondering what I mean by a “compulsive desire to matter.” You’ve probably never felt like you mattered one way or another. You’ve never taken a job, joined an organization, or made any decision on the basis of mattering more or less. So what does that have to do with you, let alone Trump and Bin Laden?
Well, I’d argue that you’ve never taken this into consideration because you live in a society with a culture and economic and political system fundamentally designed to make you feel like you matter. We have a plethora of productive outlets to feel like this: meaningful jobs, a sense of national pride and opportunities for civic, political and community engagement. We don’t think about mattering because we do matter and we always have. But we’re privileged. Most people aren’t so lucky, and some of us are particularly unlucky in this regard, vulnerable to being exploited by the likes of Bin Laden and Trump.
This isn’t hard to see in the Middle East where most countries are either embroiled in civil war or stricken by authoritarianism and rampant corruption. Without the productive options of a functioning civil society, many Arabs seek out other ways to matter, especially those seemingly aligned with their traditions, culture and religion. This is why Al-Qaeda and ISIL are so popular. What these organizations promise more than anything else is a life of purpose, of being a part of something greater than yourself.
This is the dynamic governing Trumpism as well. America isn’t the Middle East to be sure. But to many in the white working-class, it’s not America anymore either. And Trump preys on these folks. Just like Bin Laden, he traffics in the insidious notion that if you join up, if you believe in his ridiculous worldview, you’ll matter. Existential life problem solved. It’s as simple as that.
The proof is everywhere, on his campaign hats, bumper stickers, posters, and in every single one of his rambling speeches. Indeed, Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is not just about making America great again; it’s about making a certain group of Americans feel like they matter again.
It’s important to recognize that even though many of us feel like we matter more these days (women, the LGBTQ community, perhaps minorities in general), the white working-class feels like it matters much less. The way of life that they grew up believing was normal and good is now considered by some to be backward. Their traditional family structures and hierarchy and notions of sexuality and gender have been relentlessly challenged, if not completely flipped on their heads. There are fewer jobs, and the potential opportunities that they can see, the wealth that is being created in the world isn't for them or their friends or their families. The world just doesn’t make sense anymore, and many have looked for a way out of it. The death rate for working-class middle-aged whites has increased 22 percent in the last decade due to suicide and drug/alcohol abuse.
But Trump promises another way for these desperate people. He guarantees a return to the true America, the place where their dreams came true; where a high school degree and a strong work ethic were enough to succeed; where they felt connected to their communities and a broader (white) society that generally accepted their values and culture. However idealized this bygone era, however dependent it may have been on marginalizing the non-white male population, there are tens of millions of people who strongly identify with it, and Trump designed his campaign to manipulate all of them.
Trump has outstripped Bin Laden as a master propagandist. The Al-Qaeda chief didn’t even have a slogan! But if we were to boil his group’s philosophy down to one sentence, it would have been, "Make Arabia Great Again." His stated goal was to reestablish the Islamic caliphate and return Arab civilization to its past glory. His message: We’re not great anymore (and you certainly don’t matter), but if we go back to what it really means to be Muslim, if we purify our lands of the Shia, the Jews, the Americans, and the “other” in general, then we can be great again. Sound familiar?
In many ways, Donald Trump manipulates Americans to join his movement just like Osama Bin Laden manipulated his recruits to join his jihad. Indeed, Trump has more in common with the progenitors of "radical Islam" than the vast majority of Muslims he'd ban from the United States. It’s truly ironic that if we should ban anyone from this country, it's Donald Trump.
The latest controversy is not a surprise to those who have followed his career.
Is Donald Trump racist? That question has hung over the presumptive Republican nominee for president as he has called Mexicans “rapists” and proposed a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Lately, though, the question has taken on more urgency as Trump has repeatedly publicly attacked the judge who presides over Trump University class-action lawsuits. Calling the American-born Gonzalo Curiel a “Mexican,” he said Curiel was therefore biased against him, and he added to the flurry of objections by suggesting that a Muslim judge might also be incapable of hearing a lawsuit involving any Trump entity. In between these remarks he managed to offend by singling out a black man at one of his rallies, calling him “my African American” as if the fellow’s presence proved Trump was on the right side of the race issue.
For the long followers of Trump’s career, however, none of these incendiary remarks are especially surprising. Trump has a long record as a provocateur on matters of race and ethnicity.
One rental agent said Trump’s father had told him not to rent to blacks and that he actually wanted to reduce the number of African Americans in his buildings. Three doormen said they had been instructed to deflect blacks who came to Trump buildings to apply for apartments.
Though just 26 years old at the time, Donald Trump was already president of the Trump Organization. Rather than work with the government to bring the company into compliance with the law, as the New York apartment king Sam LeFrak had done, Trump retained one of the most notorious lawyers in the country, Roy Cohn, and commence an all-out legal war. Cohn, who had been Joe McCarthy’s chief inquisitor during the senator’s witch hunt for communists in the government, filed a $410 million lawsuit against the federal government and smeared the justice department attorneys with terms such as “storm troopers” and “Gestapo.” Trump complained in the press of “reverse discrimination” and alleged a “nationwide drive” to force landlords to “rent to welfare recipients.”
In the early 1970s, “African American” and “welfare” were used interchangeably and it was a well-established hallmark of dog-whistle politics, which allowed speakers to appeal to racist beliefs without using openly racist terms.
For two years Trump would be required to supply weekly lists of vacancies to the Urban League’s Open Housing Center. When vacancies opened up in buildings where fewer than 10 percent of the tenants were black or Hispanic, the center would then have three days to submit applications from minority clients who wanted those apartments. If qualified, they were to get preference by agreeing to advertise vacancies in newspapers that served the black community. Trump was also required to advertise vacancies in press outlets serving minority communities.
Although he wound up complying with federal regulators on his rental policies, Trump had successfully staked out his position on race. He was on the side of those whites who resented civil rights laws intended to redress racism.
“A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage”
In 1989, he told Bryant Gumbel in an interview, “A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market…if I was starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really do believe they have the actual advantage today. “ In fact, all the serious studies refuted that. However his statement did serve as a kind of shout-out to those who were ignorant about the racial dynamics in the U.S. economy.
Earlier in that same year Trump helped fan the flames of racial resentment when black and Latino teens were arrested in the infamous “Central Park jogger” attack. Trump alone chose to pay for $85,000 worth of full-page newspaper ads trumpeting, in capital letters, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” In the text Trump objected to then-Mayor Ed Koch’s plea for peace: Mayor Koch stated that “hate and rancor should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so.”
As Trump and other New Yorkers indulged in hate and rancor, the five accused were subjected to intense interrogation, most without their parents present, and gave false confessions. After years in prison, they were exonerated by DNA evidence. When the men received compensation for their imprisonment, Trump denounced the payments and smeared the men by saying, “These young men do not exactly have the past of angels.” @CoachClintSwan Tell me, what were they doing in the Park, playing checkers?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2013
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it”
Next in the Trump record on race came a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, who had been president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. O’Donnell quoted Trump saying,“ Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks.”
Two years later, when he was seeking the reform party nomination for president, Trump changed his tune. “I’ve never said anything like that,” he told Tim Russert on Meet The Press. The flip-flop that saw Trump affirm John O’Donnell’s reporting and then deny it, must be weighed against Trump’s clear tendency to see things in racial terms and then say what he thinks. A telling moment arose during a 1993 Congressional committee hearing on gambling casino operated by Indian tribes. Trump, who considered the tribes competitors, offered a flourish of insensitivity during his testimony when he said, “They don’t look like Indians to me and they don’t look like Indians to Indians.”
Trump also said that tribal gaming operators were somehow tied to organized crime and a scandal was about to erupt. “In the 19 years I have been on this committee, I have never seen such irresponsible remarks,” Rep. George Miller (D., Calif.) shouted back to Trump. (Decades later, the industry is still waiting for the scandal that Trump predicted.)
“Least racist person on earth”
In his businesses, which are private entities not subject to affirmative action policies, Trump did not establish an impressive record for diversity in the executive suite. He has spoken often about providing employment to minority workers, but in 2015 The New Yorker quoted a former Trump casino worker who said that in the 1980s black employees were hidden from view when Trump and his wife Ivana were around.
No black or Hispanic executive has ever played a prominent public role in the Trump business organization. However the foundation run by Eric Trump includes one African American vice president, Lynn Patton, who is described on the foundation website as “senior assistant” to Donald Trump’s three older adult children. Trump took up the cause with relish. He also delivered innuendo about the president’s academic record and admission to Columbia University and Harvard Law School, implying that he was academically unworthy but benefitted from affirmative action.
Which brings us to the current presidential campaign and a candidate who is being criticized by leaders of his own party for the racial tone of his remarks on the stump and in press interviews. Trump said his statements about Judge Curiel have been “misconstrued.” Whether he’s mocking Chinese businesspeople with broken English, contorting his body to make fun of a disabled reporter, or calling out to “my African American,” again and again, Trump has provoked anxiety and played to racial divisions. Earlier this week, Joe Scarborough, a lifelong Republican and host of the Morning Joe TV show called Trump’s remarks about Judge Curiel “completely racist.” He didn’t pass the same judgment on the man himself, but from what I see, the record would support him if he did.
Well, at least her party is not suffering from internal divisions, racism, bigotry, fights, VP pick disappointments, and all the other maladies plaguing the Republican Party.
The Republican Party is broken, really broken and it is like an old wound, it will hurt you the worse later on.....much worse.
Think about this....
When Mitt Romney lost to Obama, the Republican Party wasn't broken and it wasn't divided as it is now....and it got so loudly, so soundly defeated that Romney suffered a nervous breakdown and he was hiding from public view for months....
The party right now, is almost dead, staying alive on artificial life support....and to make it far worse, far far worse, you have a person who has NEVER LOST to a republican, and a person who is enjoying an incredible amount of support from all the minorities and those who Donny discarded and segregated as unimportant..
Yeah....the results are going to be nasty for Donny "Grump" Trump.....
Newly Surfaced Trump Story From 30 Years Ago Could Impact Election
Newly Surfaced Trump Story From 30 Years Ago Could Impact Election
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When Donald Trump rode down the escalator of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 to announce his candidacy for President, he surely knew he was about to turn U.S. politics upside down, but being immediately slammed as a “racist” was likely the last thing he ever expected. Racial discrimination was the very thing Trump had always fought against.
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Wolverine....after Trump is soundly defeated....what would you do then?....... Would you run under your bed to cry or would you pound your fists on the counter of your kitchen in rage, anger and despair?...would you accept defeat?.....would you have a severe case of constipation after the results are known?.....
The defeat of Donny "Grump" Trump will be result of bad decisions. There were a number of better qualified candidates, but, individuals aligned with Donny's twisted ideologies thought for just a moment that it was ok and that he was the right, "obvious" as you said it more than once, and better qualified candidate....well...it will be ok in the time being, because, regardless of what you may post about HC and the Kaine, Hillary chose a VP that will undoubtedly bring the latinos, blacks, evangelicals and many other voters that otherwise could be on the indecisiveness cloud.
Thing about it.... put a little bit of grey brain matter power into the above revelation.... HC (woman) + Kaine (multi-diverse, multi-language speaker and son of missionaries) = Donny defeat....
I mean...it doesn't require a mad quantum sciences scientist to determine and forecast that inevitable outcome. But....what would you do then?
I am just hoping that the GOP lean its lesson from this fiasco and get their crap back together when it was a strong, well oiled machine. I sure hope so if the party wants to survive.....
Julian Assange just did it: WikiLeaks Dispenses 23,000 Hillary Emails Marked “C” for Confidential (Classified)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told us a month ago that the next batch of leaked Hillary Clinton emails could lead to an indictment.
Now, over 23,000 cables were just put out for the world to see.