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Trump Wants to Replace UN Ambassador With Controversial State Dept. SPOX – Who Came From ‘Fox & Friends’



Nauert has attacked the press, lied about the US voting against a death penalty resolution protecting LGBT people, and was apparently unaware North Korea “has the bomb.”

President Donald Trump reportedly has offered the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to Heather Nauert, the current, and controversial, spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Fox News reports. Nauert, should she accept and be confirmed by the Senate, would replace outgoing Ambassador and former Governor Nikki Haley.

Nauert’s time at State has been controversial. A Rex Tillerson appointee, Nauert has no actual diplomatic experience, foreign policy experience, or government experience, but she is a former “Fox & Friends” co-host.

Earlier this year Nauert touted America’s “strong relationship with the government of Germany” by citing the invasion of Normandy. The U.S. and Germany were on opposing sides in World War II, as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted:

Nauert last year apparently was unaware that North Korea, as former Obama-era Director of the Office of Government Ethics noted, “has the bomb.”

And in June, Nauert earned a good dose of mockery after trying to attack CNN, President Trump’s favorite media target. She tweeted a photo of the president with a group of children, writing, Hey @cnn where was @Potus today?

Some, including a TIME political correspondent, reminded Nauert that the event was closed to the press, so they couldn’t cover it:

But perhaps her most egregious offense took place last year in October, when Nauert lied about why the United States voted against a United Nations resolution that condemns the use of the death penalty for same-sex relations and other acts.

Nauert told reporters the U.S. voted against the resolution in part because it “called for the abolition of the death penalty altogether.”

That was absolutely false. The State Dept. also refused to respond to NCRM’s inquiry asking for an explanation.

Nauert was brought in under Trump-appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and earlier this year was also given the title Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

While some in the Trump administration have praised Nauert’s diligence in juggling two jobs at once, considering she is ill-prepared for either, others elsewhere have been more objective.

“Some foreign policy experts and former State Department officials argue Nauert is ill-prepared to lead US efforts to thwart ISIS propaganda and Russian disinformation, guide state-run media on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and oversee some 275 US embassies and consulates around the world,” a Business Insider report noted in August. “They say she simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to handle these significant responsibilities on top of her job as spokeswoman.”

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Trump ‘Is Much Stranger Than Any Diagnostic Category’: Psychology Professor Says He Is Not ‘Like Other Dictators’



President Donald Trump’s unique personality and mental habits make it hard for mental health professionals to categorize him.

The American Psychiatric Association pushes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Currently, in its fifth edition, the book is known as DSM-5.

Dan P. McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, was interviewed by Dinesh Sharma, Ph.D. for Psychology Today.

“Without putting the president on the couch, are you willing to say he has a ‘personality disorder’ as in the DSM classifications?” Sharma asked.

“I do not find the clinical categories of the DSM all that useful in explaining how a person has come to be and in making sense of a person’s life, including President Trump. He is much stranger than any diagnostic category can convey, in my opinion,” McAdams replied.

“There is no diagnostic label that captures his unique blend of attributes and orientations,” he explained. “Among the most interesting features of Trump’s inimitable personality are (1) his peculiar form of extraversion-based charisma, (2) his startling lack of an animating life narrative in his own mind to make sense of who he is and how he came to be, and (3) his belief, shared unconsciously by a percentage of his supporters, that he is not ‘a person’ – he is more than a person, like a superhero, like a primal or mythic force, but less than a person, too, in that he is not held morally accountable in the same way that other persons are. I am not speaking metaphorically.”

McAdams explained how Trump views each day.

“He wakes up every morning ready to do battle with his enemies, and he wins by developing tactics that are unprecedented and completely audacious. He did this in the real estate industry in the 1980s, and he does it today. Because he has no story for his life in his own head, Mr. Trump approaches each day as a new episode, with a new battle to win,” he said. “All that matters is winning the episode. The episodes do not build from one to the next. There is no narrative flow to Donald Trump’s life, at least not in his own head.”

“This is why he is able to lie with such shameless abandon, and why he is unpredictable from one moment to the next. All tactics, no strategy,” McAdams explained. “Each day is a different battle, ending in victory or defeat. The days do not add up. This is not a long-term war with a cumulative plot. It is, instead, a series of one-off skirmishes, one after the other, day after day after day. This is how he has always lived. And now we are living it with him.”

“Do you think the president reflects the times we are in globally, in which dictatorial strongmen are able to get people’s votes in a populist wave? We see this in the EU, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. So might he be a reflection of the times where globalization has failed people significantly?” Sharma asked.

“Yes, I believe this is probably true. But President Trump is still a one-off. He is not fully like other dictators, either. And I am not sure he can be replicated,” he replied.

McAdams is the author of the forthcoming book The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning.

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Trump Threatens FBI Director for Telling the Truth About Inspector General Report



President Donald Trump is threatening the job of his hand-picked FBI director, Christopher Wray, for telling the truth about Monday’s Inspector General report. That report found zero evidence of spying on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration or any intelligence agency, and found there was no anti-Trump bias in the opening of the Russia probe, which included an investigation into Trump and his campaign.

Wray in an interview made statements affirming those facts, and defended the FBI and its dedicated employees, an act of courage in the Trump administration. Trump has been attacking the FBI as a whole and singling out some of its employees for years with horrific attacks.

On Tuesday President Trump added Director Wray’s name to that hit list.



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DOJ Inspector General’s Report Released Today Finds Trump ‘Wire Tap’ Claim a Lie and No Evidence of Bias in Russia Probe



The Department of Justice’s Inspector General on Monday has just released a report already sent to some lawmakers that finds the DOJ had substantial reason to open its investigation into Russia’s attack on the U.S. 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s 2017 claim President Barack Obama wiretapped him to be a lie.

“The inspector general concludes that the FBI had an ‘authorized purpose’ to initiate the investigation,” The Washington Post reports. The IG’s report destroys attacks on the FBI and DOJ by President Donald Trump and other prominent conservatives, lies that trickled down into the mainstream of conservative thought.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) “said the inspector general had ‘completely demolished’ some of conservatives’ assertions about the origins of the probe, though his investigators did find some problems.”

Here was Trump in May of 2017, two months after lying about Obama wiretapping him, unable to make his case to CBS’ John Dickerson.

In September of 2017 the DOJ admitted in court filings that there was no evidence Trump’s claim Obama wiretapped him was true.


Top MAGA Congressman Mocked for ‘Threatening to Retroactively Impeach Obama’

More Than Two Years After Trump Claimed ‘Obama Had My Wires Tapped’ a Soon-to-Be Released DOJ Report Will Debunk That Lie


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