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Donald Trump Lie of the Day: LGBT Community Supports His Comments on Orlando Terror Attack (Video)

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Since the Orlando Terror Attack Trump Has Actively Been Courting the LGBT Vote

Wednesday afternoon Donald Trump told supporters that gay people – all of us – support his response to the horrific terror attack in Orlando, which took 49 lives and injured another 53 people. Trump has decided to actually use the LGBT community as pawns in his presidential campaign, immediately after the deadliest terror attack since 9/11, the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history, and an unspeakable anti-LGBT hate crime.

“The LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community, they are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying over the last three or four days,” Trump told supporters in downtown Atlanta about an hour ago.

That, of course, is a lie.

First, the “LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community” – he left out bisexual, transgender, and other groups – are not monolithic. While the vast, vast majority of LGBT people support Democratic candidates, a small percent do support Trump and his policies, even after having called him a “sociopath,” comparing him to Adolf Hitler, and calling his supporters “morons.”

For the record, Trump likely was referring to two tweets from Twitter accounts that are fake. They are supposedly from LGBT groups which do not exist, the spell LGBT “LBGT,” just as Trump did when talking about the LGBT community, and they have been debunked by Snopes. It’s anybody’s guess who created the fraudulent accounts, and it’s stunning that Trump for days has been lying the the “LBGT” or LGBT community support him.

On Tuesday, Trump posted this insane tweet, suggesting the LGBT community somehow, maybe, perhaps, (because who the heck knows what his words actually mean?) “the LGBT community” now supports him.

But the vast, vast majority of the LGBT community – not that I speak for them, but polls do – do not support Donald Trump or his policies.

On Monday during a speech on terrorism the Republican candidate for president falsely claimed he is the most pro-gay candidate in any major party running for office, and assailed the Obama administration’s record on LGBT civil rights, which he called “LBGT.”

All this comes literally less than a week after Trump spoke before hundreds of well-connected politically active evangelical Christians, promising them he will restore faith to where it belongs, he supports so-called traditional marriage, (“so important,”) and so on.

Donald Trump, for the record, opposes same-sex marriage, and now opposes the right of transgender people to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Trump supports the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which hands anyone in the nation the “right” to discriminate against LGBT people. He has said he will likely put justices on the Supreme Court who will overturn the right of same-sex couples to marry. Trump’s anti-immigration policies also dramatically affect the LGBT community. Few of Trump’s LGBT-related policies other than these are known because he refuses to answer direct questions with direct answers.

 

 

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Bolton Blasted Trump’s Ukraine Extortion: ‘I Am Not Part of Whatever Drug Deal Rudy and Mulvaney Are Cooking Up’

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Three months ago then-National Security Advisor John Bolton warned administration insiders he would have no part of President Donald Trump’s off-the-books shadow government Ukraine extortion scandal. Bolton also apparently implicated both the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvany.

“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill to tell White House lawyers, The New York Times reports in a bombshell article late Monday night.

Bolton, who resigned from the Trump administration hours before President Trump tweeted he had fired him, instructed Hill “to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications,” Hill told House of Representatives investigators on Monday.

Not one to shy away from confrontation himself, Bolton also called Giuliani, who is now reportedly under criminal investigation,  “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Giuliani Demands Investigation of Ambassador Yovanovitch — but Can’t Even Spell Her Name

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Rudy Giuliani on Monday demanded an investigation into former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — who had spent the day testifying before Congress.

Giuliani made the statement while retweeting a conspiracy theory by Tom Fitton of the far-right group Judicial Watch:

“No wonder [Trump] and President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed Ambassador Yonacovitch (sic) was a real problem,” Giuliani said, while misspelling Yovanovitch’s name.

“I wonder if Shiftless asked her about this? Will there be an investigation or is she another ‘Protected Person’ like Biden & Hillary,” Giuliani tweeted.

Despite being implicated in the scandal, Giuliani has continued to speak out in attempts to defend the work he did with Trump to solicit foreign election assistance.

 

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‘Complete Gibberish’ and ‘Garbled Nonsense’: Experts Weigh in on Trump Announcement of Sanctions ‘Soon’ Against Turkey

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“He’s Yeltsin, without the vodka.”

Experts are weighing in after President Donald Trump finally admitted action must be taken against Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, a move wholly enabled when President Trump pulled out U.S. forces from the region last week. There has been bipartisan and worldwide condemnation of Trump’s actions, which immediately led to the death of at least dozens of now-former U.S. allies.

In a statement posted to Twitter Monday afternoon, Trump threatened sanctions and the raising of tariffs on Turkey, “soon.”

“I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” Trump’s statement reads. “Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May. The United States will also immediately stop negotiations, being led by the Department of Commerce, with respect to a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey.”

Experts are weighing in, with some calling Trump’s threats too little, too late – especially given that Trump wholly and single-handedly created the disaster now confronting the world.

One, a researcher at the democracy and freedom watchdog Freedom House, called the president’s remarks “complete gibberish.”

Another, a senior editor at The Diplomat, an international affairs magazine called Trump’s statement “garbled nonsense.”

He also endorsed this observation:

Bloomberg News reporter notes there are not actually any sanctions yet, just a second round of threats:

Former Strategic Planner and Public Affairs official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

Crooked Media’s head writer:

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