People Need to Quit Taking Sides and Look at the Issues!
|Trump Claims White House Leaks Are Coming From Obama Admin Leftovers
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 11:41 AM PST
There has been plenty of speculation about “leaks” coming from the White House regarding phone calls between the president and other world leaders, and Donald Trump has now asserted that he knows who is behind them.
Details, and perhaps fabrications, about the conversations between Trump and the leaders of Australia and Mexico sparked massive backlash after being leaked to the media — though both the White House and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have called the allegations in the leaks “nonsense.”
Now, Trump is speaking out — and has stated that he believes the leakers are Obama administration holdovers in the White House and National Security Council.
The White House has disputed the reports regarding the phone calls, describing both conversations as “positive.”
Following the private conversation between Trump and Nieto, the Associated Press reported that the US president threatened to send the US military to Mexico to handle the “bad hombres,” if the Mexican President did not handle them himself.
“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” Trump allegedly told Nieto, according to the AP. “You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
Immediately, Mexico denounced the report, calling it a “downright lie.”
“I know it with absolute certainty, there was no threat. The things that have been said are nonsense and a downright lie,” Peña Nieto’s spokesman, Eduardo Sanchez, said in an interview with a Mexican radio station.
The Mexican government also released a statement on Twitter, saying that the comment “did not happen during that call.”
Trump has asserted that the people responsible for the reports are being weeded out and replaced.
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|VIDEO: Why The Left vs. Right Paradigm is the Perfect Distraction from Trump
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 11:27 AM PST
When it comes to President Trump and his recent executive order banning travel from seven countries, people act as if there are only two sides—either you’re for Trump and you’re for the ban, or you’re against the Trump and the you’re against the ban.
But what about all of the people who realize that if the United States wanted to stop the refugee crisis and wanted to stop living in fear of terrorists carrying out attacks on U.S. soil, then maybe we should stop relentlessly bombing their countries?
When Trump was asked whether he still respected Russian President Putin even though Putin’s administration has killed people, Trump said, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
Instead of focusing on what the U.S. is doing in the context of what history has taught us, the government and the media are distracting the public with this idea that it is all about the left vs. right paradigm.
There’s the right—blindly supporting Trump, fighting back against the “intolerant left,” claiming they are conservatives, and locking themselves into the same safe-spaces they criticize the left for having.
Then there’s the left—they paint Trump as Satan while praising Obama, and they have suddenly started carrying about the rights the government is taking away from Americans about about how many innocent civilians the U.S. government is killing in foreign countries.
The problem is, neither one of the these sides seems to realize that even with the new administration, the U.S. government is practicing “business as usual,” especially when it comes to foreign policy. By playing the game of “radical left vs. alt-right,” Americans aren’t actually standing up for a legitimate side, they are playing the government’s game and playing their part in the perfect distraction.
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