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Donald Trump Calls For Boycott Of Apple, Continues To Tweet From His iPhone

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GOP Frontrunner Literally Has No Idea What He’s Talking About, Admits He ‘Just Thought of It’

Donald Trump today announced that he wants America to boycott Apple in the wake of the multi-billion dollar corporation’s refusal to unlock an iPhone that had been used by Syed Farook, the San Bernardino shooter responsible for the deaths of 14 people. The FBI has now ordered Apple to not only unlock the phone, but dismantle the automatic security system that erases all data after ten unsuccessful attempts to unlock it. Apple, saying what the FBI wants would create “a dangerous precedent,” also says the FBI is demanding they “build a backdoor to the iPhone,” and create a new and separate operating system, all of which it is refusing to do.

But to Donald Trump, it’s just a simple matter of handing over a number – which is incorrect. There are also extensive civil liberty arguments to consider, which all Americans should e concerned about.

“What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number,” Trump told a South Carolina audience Friday afternoon.

“How do you like that? I just thought of that. Boycott Apple.”

He then accused Apple CEO Tim Cook of “looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is.” Later, Trump claimed, the “phone is owned by the government.”

Of course, Trump’s rhetoric is easy and comes at no personal inconvenience. He was still tweeting from his own iPhone as late as this afternoon. The Washington Post reports Trump “is still tweeting from his iPhone, despite having called on the public to abandon Apple amid its ongoing fight with the Justice Department.”

In fact, that’s true. Here’s a screenshot of a tweet Trump posted at 4 PM EST today, well after his call for a boycott:

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Apple says “the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession.”

Mashable explains exactly what the FBI really wants:

As for his hypocritical call for a boycott of Apple while then continuing to use Apple, Trump of course has that covered, sort of…

Edward Snowden weighed in:

Voters should consider that Trump has essentially zero understanding of what the federal government is demanding from Apple, or that other companies like Google and Twitter support Apple’s position. He has zero understanding of the civil rights and civil liberties surrounding the demand, or their implications. And he then “just thinks” of the boycott and shouts it out, with zero consideration for its ramifications.

Do Americans really want a person like this with the nuclear launch codes?

 

Image: Screenshot via CNBC/Twitter

 

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Trump Mocked After WSJ Reports He Wants to Start a New ‘Patriot Party’ – The Original Was Linked to the Black Panthers

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“Patriot Party was socialist antifa”

President Donald Trump in recent days has been talking about starting up a new political party, called the Patriot Party. Social media users immediately mocked Trump – not only for wanting to start a new party, given his historically unpopular polling numbers, but because of the name he chose for his new group.

Late last week former Trump Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told Foreign Policy that President Trump is just plain ignorant of history.

“His understanding of global events, his understanding of global history, his understanding of US history was really limited,” Tillerson said. “It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept for why we’re talking about this.”

The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night reported Trump wants to call his new political party the Patriot Party.

Not surprisingly, there already has been a Patriot Party, starting in the 1960’s. It ended in the ’80’s. Trump was alive during those years, but apparently missed it.

The Patriot Party was affiliated with the Black Panthers, a far-left anti-racism Black power political group that disbanded in the early ’80’s. It grew through community organizing and became popular among poor rural Americans by advocating for free basic necessities, including food and wood for stoves.

Trump apparently isn’t the first in recent days to come up with the idea. It’s been rolling around on social media since last month.

Here’s what some are saying:

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Calls Grow for Expulsion of ‘Insurrectionist’ and ‘Enemy of Democracy’ Josh Hawley After He Roadblocks Biden DHS Pick

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‘On the Side of Terrorists and Insurrectionists’

Americans are once again ramping up calls for U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) to be expelled from the United States Senate after he announced he will block quick consideration of incoming President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Dept. of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Hawley was one of the leaders of the movement that led to the January 6 insurrection, during which 5 people died. An infamous image of him standing outside the U.S. Capitol that day with his fist raised in the air has circulated countless times on the internet. Many, including his state’s top newspaper, has said he has “blood on his hands” while calling for him to resign.

Homeland Security has not had a Senate-confirmed Secretary in nearly two years, since Kirstjen Nielsen tendered her resignation in April of 2019. The massive $52 billion agency created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks is charged with fighting terrorism and homeland security threats, securing U.S. borders, securing cyberspace and critical infrastructure, preserving and upholding the nation’s prosperity and economic security, strengthening preparedness and resilience, according to its website.

On Tuesday Senator Hawley said Mayorkas, who is eminently qualified – including having served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2016 – had not “adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border.”

In response to Hawley’s actions today and seditious role in the attempted coup, Americans, including political experts, are demanding Hawley’s expulsion from the Senate.

Take a look:

 

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Trump to Say ‘The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning’ in Often False But Final Remarks as President

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President Donald Trump will deliver a final speech Tuesday afternoon, and is expected to tell America that “the movement we started is only just beginning.” He will release a video at 4 PM ET.

CNN’s Jim Acosta says in Trump’s remarks “he takes no responsibility for inciting that mob” that attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup on January 6.

“He does not accept that he lost the election to Joe Biden,” the CNN anchor adds, “which would undercut the lie that he told for weeks and weeks.”

It does not appear Trump will mention Joe Biden’s name, he continued, saying Trump appears to be “carrying on the sore-loserism” he has had since Election Day.  “This appears to be the bare minimum one would expect from an outgoing president.”

Trump, according to multiple reports, is also expected to say, “This week, we inaugurate a new Administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous.”

He reportedly will also say:

“The greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves – a loss of confidence in our national greatness.”

“America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree.”

“We restored American Strength at home—and American leadership abroad.”

“We built the greatest economy in the history of the world.”

“We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.”

Many of these excerpts are flat-out lies:

UPDATE –
Here’s the video:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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