The First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press is at stake. Trump apparently thinks that he can decide who can report on him and what they can report .... do you know what this is called? It is called UN-AMERICAN. It is the first step toward some other type of government. We have entered the Twilight Zone, some other world than the United States as we know it. There are those Trump supporters who will laugh at my comment, but it is deadly serious.
The first thing dictators do is denounce the press. They rid their countries of the intelligentsia so that the masses are not informed, influenced or encouraged to think. This is what Trump is attempting to do. To filter the news that is brought to the people. His repetitive use of the phrase FAKE NEWS is a mantra that he is repeating over and over again until it becomes true. This repetitive lying is taken straight out of Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
I keep going back and forth wondering if Congress will hold him to account. And when. He doesn't have limitless powers as he found out with regard to his "ban" for which the court promptly ruled against him. And it seems that more and more of the GOP voters are questioning their vote. Many are very worried about losing their Obamacare and let's face it, once repealed they have nothing to replace it with.
This administration gets more and more bizarre. The lying, the duplicity, the denial and delusion. Time will tell what becomes of #45. I only hope there isn't an international incident.
Just today he said "no one realized how complicated health care is." REALLY? No one? Shouldn't you have studied this PRIOR to becoming president? Shouldn't you have come up with a plan? A president who is "winging it" makes me feel as though we're in a car heading straight for a cliff and we have no breaks.
Tomorrow he will address Congress for the first time. This should be very interesting. I wonder if he's learned any new words to use other than 'disaster,' 'yuuuuuuge' and 'bigly.'