Trump Now Asks Both China and Ukraine To Probe Bidens
At what cost...
Hold up—Mr. Trump, the same Trump who spent years evading allegations of Russian collusion is now trying to get a little leg up in 2020 with help from not just Ukraine…but also China?! Ehrm, all right. It’s like we’re all stuck in some alternate universe where “The Onion” headlines are no longer satire but reality… Wow.
He’s already set the bar awfully low for himself, considering everything he has already gotten away with. But now, this low is even lower than many of his lows. What a man child. What a fragile ego. What a totally misbehaving, disrespectful man who has no business running the government. It’s a total mess and we are all paying the price.
Trump has no shame. He’s taking down not just himself, but the dignity of our country. What an embarrassment to have him running around asking foreign entities to investigate a potential presidential opponent. We’ve got nothing. During the years of Trump’s presidency, all we HAVE gotten is weaker. Our democracy is in peril. Our communities are polarized. Where is health care? Gun control? Spending cuts? Nafta? Infrastructure?
Hold on.. Middle East peace? Mexican border wall? Syria? Russia? Iran? I could go on and on about the complete lack of progress we have made in literally any facet of US interests. Absolutely appalling.
Response to "At what cost..."
Lisa, let’s break the situation down together. You are right that the headlines seem too ridiculous to be true sometimes.. And I’d like to give you some insight why that’s the case. The media has gone crazy obsessing over Trump and his every word and move. Just like this headline, many Trump-related articles deeply micro-nit-pick a single statement made by him. Often, he is trying to shoo away reporters who harass him. Wouldn’t you get clever over time?
By just saying that yes maybe I’ll get China involved, he knew he would piss everyone off. The reporters were happy—scurried off with their notepads and ready to draft the next front-page article. But it’s not really news is it? Nothing actually happened.
What did happen? The Ukraine phone call, though again, the overblown analyses offered to you continuously make it seem like this massive disaster. But no one is dying. There is no world-infection of an incurable disease (OK, maybe the vaping thing). In this headline, what occurred was: Trump is speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. He is ASKED whether he had sought out Xi Jinping’s help…He said, and I quote: “I haven’t, but it’s certainly something we can start thinking about.”
Now that I’ve aired out the context, do you see what I mean? He hasn’t asked China to do anything. This was more of a commentary to the nature of the question he was posed, which was looking to incite him from the get go. Hope this helps.
Ever heard of reading between the lines?
Sure, if we put everybody on a Petri dish and analyze them under a microscope, we’ll probably find something or another. The difference between us and Trump is, of course, that he’s the president. However…That doesn’t make him anyone other than the guy he always was. We elected Trump because of his boisterous approach to politics, public commentary, and progress. He’s always been an unconventional person. Back in his salad days he was already a media favorite—fawned over, hated, and loved. It’s because he has power and influence.
Trump’s “request” wasn’t a request at all. It was a commentary. And as we know, Trump is the king of “trolling”; satire for commonfolk. Of course he knows the idiocy behind such a statement. He’s not a total air head. He knows he’s being grilled because of some phone call with Ukraine. He also knows that responding to a question in such a manner would stir the media. I mean, you get what you give. Had Trump actually gone and made the request a la Zelensky then maybe it would be worth talking about.
But by constantly making news out of mere sentences offered as interview-style or on-the-fly reporter questions is a little far fetched if you ask me. I understand people’s concerns, and I would have them too if I were quick to jump to conclusions based on headlines and news blurbs.
There’s a lot of situations in life that call for you to “read between the lines.” Come on, people.
Response to "Ever heard of reading between the lines?"
Trump isn’t the only one who should fall for this. While I hope to see a Democratic winner in 2020, Biden is clearly not it. I think Trump knows he would’ve been his greatest contender. I think Biden’s entanglement and problematic family history that ties back to Ukraine is just a red flag we don’t need to elect a new candidate with. Sure, considering the re-adjusted standards to an all time low (because of the ridiculous amount of scandals Trump survived during his campaign), Biden’s still a phenomenal candidate. But this entire Ukraine-US-China(??) affair stinks. And if no one is going to properly investigate we should get rid of them.
I see your point about the microanalysis of Trump, and that the China statement might’ve been made in jest. But it’s exactly that “jest” that seems to only be understood by Trump and his fanbase. To those outside of it its simply called encitement and manipulation. Someone who is president should act like one. I don’t care who Trump was or is, he carries a massive responsibility that affects all of us. And he’s spitting all over it continuously.
And I do apply my judgement parameters fairly. I do think Biden doesn’t fit the bill, and that he shouldn’t follow Trump. But I just wish, hope, and pray that we can all find it within ourselves, regardless of political party, to unite on the front of Trump being a danger to our country. He clearly is.