Trump Purge

Dedicated Firing


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Dr. Rick Bright was hastily removed this week as the director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, and removed as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response (that’s a mouthful). He was leading the agency in charge of developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. Why was he removed? Because he didn’t push Donald Trump’s ridiculous argument for hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a cure for the coronavirus.

He has accused Donald Trump of firing him for this reason and said he’s putting “politics and cronyism ahead of science.” How could he accuse someone who hired his unqualified daughter and son-in-law as advisers of cronyism? The nerve.

Don’t be surprised if he removes the director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield and Dr. Anthony Fauci for saying the virus will return this fall…and possibly be worse. They don’t have the lackey thing down as well as Dr. Deborah Birx, who even refused to disagree with the governor of Georgia on his decision to reopen his state’s nail salons and tattoo parlors.

Donald Trump has been removing people from their positions over lack of loyalty ever since he came into office. He asked Jim Comey, while he was the FBI director if he had his loyalty. Comey only pledged loyalty to the nation. Comey got gone. Andrew McCabe, the deputy director was fired for doing his job. In fact, he was fired hours before he qualified for his pension. FBI agents Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page were also removed for doing their duties instead of helping Donald Trump with his doodies.

Donald Trump has ruined careers to protect himself and his feelings.

After his impeachment trial, he embarked on a purge of those he deemed insufficiently loyal and tweeted, “We want bad people out of our government!” That translates to wanting good people out of government.

John C. Rood, the official in charge of Defense Department policy who had certified that Ukraine had met anti-corruption obligations was fired. Victoria Coates, a deputy national security adviser was removed from her post after there was suspicion she loved her country more than she loved Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s idiot son, no, not that one…the other one. Yeah. Donald Trump Jr tweeted that the impeachment helped in”unearthing who all needed to be fired.”

Donald Trump fired Joseph Maguire as acting director of National Intelligence and replaced him with the ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, who, like Trump, has no experience with intelligence but is a Trump sycophant which actually requires a lack of intelligence. Right after his acquittal in the Senate, he fired Gordon Sondland as ambassador to the European Union and Iraq-war veteran Colonel Alexander Vindman for testifying against him. He even fired Vindman’s twin brother from his intelligence post in the White House for the crime of…wait for it…looking like his twin brother. During the coronavirus pandemic, he fired Michael Atkinson as inspector general for the intelligence community because he alerted Congress of the whistleblower complaint against Trump, which was his job.

Donald Trump even fired Jeff Sessions from leading the Justice Department, who was the first senator to endorse Trump, for doing his job and appointing a special counsel to investigate Russia attacking our election in favor of Trump. He replaced him with William Barr who is now only seen when he emerges from Donald Trump’s ass, sees his shadow, and calls for six more weeks of corruption. Today, Sessions is running for his old job as Alabama senator and still professing his loyalty to Trump, who still badmouths Sessions. Another thing being a Trump sycophant requires is a lack of dignity.

At least Donald Trump is not using the tactic of Kim Jong Un, which is to kill people he deems unloyal or a threat to his leadership. He’s murdered people by firing squads where the guns used by goons were anti-aircraft weapons. He’s had people ripped apart by dogs. He even murdered his brother.

Donald Trump says Kim Jong Un is his friend and they fell in love with Kim sending him “beautiful” letters. Donald Trump doesn’t care who Kim murders. He doesn’t even care that Kim killed American college student Otto Warmbier saying that Kim feels “really bad about it.” Well, I really hope the guilt doesn’t put too much stress on Kim and prevent him from enjoying his coma.

There are reports Kim had recent surgery (we don’t know what for but has he tried hydroxychloroquine?) and his life is now in danger. Donald Trump is worried about this little buddy. One is a fascist and the other is a wannabe fascist.

Donald Trump admires fascist dictators he deems to be strong leaders. He complained that President Obama wasn’t strong like Vladimir Putin and even defended him when it was brought up that he’s had people killed. His retort was, “You think our country’s so innocent?” A retort, if made by President Obama, would have had him impeached…at least on Fox News.

If the Republican Senate knew that Donald Trump would start purging after they acquitted him, would they have proceeded with the acquittal? If Trump voters know that Donald Trump will pull our nation out of NATO, the Korean peninsula, and invite Putin to the White House for hamberders if he’s reelected, would they still vote for him? Yes, because Trump supporters are more loyal to Trump than to America.

And, if he’s reelected, don’t be surprised if he starts removing people in much harsher measures. He could finally get a dog.

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Purging With Ginni


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Donald Trump believes Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor should recuse themselves from all cases involving him. If that actually happened, he’d be winning all his cases, in the worst-case scenario, by a 4-3 vote.

There’s already a conservative majority on the bench. Most cases go 5-4 for conservatives. But, there are occasions where Chief Justice John Roberts sides with the liberals.

Republicans already cheat at everything. They cheat at elections. They change the rules of appointments in the Senate. They stole a Supreme Court seat from President Barack Obama on a fictional rule Mitch McConnell now says he’ll disregard if the situation repeats itself for Trump. So even with a 5-4 majority that they had to steal, it’s still not good enough.

Donald Trump wants Ginsburg to recuse herself from all of his cases because four years ago, she called Trump a “faker” and that she couldn’t imagine him as president. She later said her comments were “ill-advised” for a Supreme Court justice and promised that “in the future, I will be more circumspect.”

But because Ginsburg doesn’t like Trump, if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean she can’t be fair when judging cases involving him. People have opinions. And for what it’s worth, I still can’t imagine Donald Trump as president.

With Sotomayor, Trump is upset she issued a dissenting opinion last week against an order by the court allowing the Trump administration to proceed with a plan to deny green cards to immigrants who are deemed likely to become “public charges” reliant on government aid programs. Sotomayor argued that the Trump administration had become too quick to run to the Supreme Court after interim losses in the lower courts.

Sotomayor wrote, “Claiming one emergency after another, the government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases, demanding immediate attention and consuming limited court resources in each. And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow.”

Of course, Donald Trump didn’t read that and wouldn’t understand it if he did, but he did cite Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, one of his favorite goose steppers, and tweeted, “Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” Sotomayor did not do that.

He also tweeted, “I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!” Obviously, ignoring that he stole a SCOTUS seat from Obama and his second appointment was ram-rodded through with changed rules and with minimal investigations into charges the nominee attempted rapes during the heavy-drinking days of his youth.

I’m surprised he isn’t yelling for the Chief Justice to recuse himself for scolding Trump when he said there were “Obama judges” and “Trump judges.” But, Roberts rules in his favor 99% of the time.

Fairness in Trump’s orbit is purging everyone who may be a “never Trumper” and ruining their careers. In that matter, he has former never Trumper Ginni Thomas. Thomas? Where have we heard that name before? Oh yeah! She’s Clarence Thomas’ wife. You’re familiar with Clarence Thomas, right? Supreme Court justice.

While Ginni may be a former never Trumper, she’s also a former cult member (true) so she probably feels right at home in the Trump cult. But, you don’t hear Trump calling for her husband to recuse himself from Trump cases despite his wife’s involvement with Trump. But then again, Clarence has a long history of not recusing from Supreme Court cases where there’s a conflict with his wife, as she is an attorney and lobbyist whose clients are constantly parading cases for her husband to decide on. When I say they “parade,” I mean they trudge through that D.C. swamp every Republican and Trump cultist scream about.

Attorney General William Barr was hoping Donald Trump would stop tweeting so much at legal cases, like where he’s attacking a member of a jury over his corrupt buddy’s trial. Barr’s hopes, or the act he put on, were in vain.

And for everyone who’s worried about Bernie Sanders praising Castro’s literacy program or wanting to turn us into a socialist state, it’s interesting that you don’t have any qualms over a president yelling for an equal branch to reduce its powers.

What’s next? Will Trump attempt to purge judges like his buddy, Recep Erdogan, has done in Turkey? Or maybe Trump’s allies on the court will remove their colleagues whom Trump considers “disloyal,” as the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has done.

Attacking the courts over and over is banana republic-like shit. That’s headed to an authoritarian state and there aren’t enough Republicans, or people in general, having issues with it. What happens with our three branches if Trump wins reelection? Will the second branch help his branch weaken the third?

The Senate and courts are giving Donald Trump everything from stealing money from the military for his racist vanity project to asking foreign nations to help him personally to making money off his office to purging everyone he deems disloyal. While Republicans are worried that Bernie Sanders will turn us into Venezuela, Donald Trump is emulating Hugo Chavez.

The hypocrisy and double standards are amazing. What’s unfair to Donald Trump is when he’s treated fairly.

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