Donald Trump on causing a Kurdish genocide: ‘They didn’t help us in Normandy’

Trump signs executive orders on transparency in federal guidance and enforcement

Donald Trump has withdrawn the bulk of American forces from Syria, which has left our allies, the Kurds, extremely vulnerable. So vulnerable that we are currently seeing a Kurdish genocide play out before our eyes. The Kurdish people have always been our allies, and always stood with American forces during all of our meddling in the Middle East. Kurds have worked alongside American troops and American diplomats and American civilians. The American military personnel still on the ground in Syria are devastated as they watch their friends and allies flee for their lives. If you have a moment, read the Twitter thread below – that’s from a Fox News reporter:

To be clear, this is not a genocide where we are watching from the sidelines – we are actively causing this genocide through sh-tty policy, and when I say “we” I mean Donald Trump and truly every f–king person who works for him and supports him. I also mean “we” as in all Americans, because all of this sh-t is on us. And it will affect foreign policy for generations. Here’s what Trump had to say about it yesterday:

President Trump said Wednesday that it would be “easy” for the United States to form new alliances if Syrian Kurds leave the fight against the Islamic State to fend off a Turkish attack, noting that “they didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us in Normandy” and were only interested in fighting for “their land.”

“With all of that being said, we like the Kurds,” he said in response to questions about Turkey’s incursion into Syria.

Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks, following a White House ceremony where he signed unrelated executive orders, came as the administration continued an effort to correct what it has called the misimpression that Trump enabled the offensive against the U.S.-allied Kurds that Turkey launched Wednesday. The president spoke with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Sunday.

[From The Washington Post]

“They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us in Normandy…” F–king NUT JOB PSYCHOPATH. This is not a game, nor a deranged history lesson (his history is wrong too). WTF is wrong with Republicans.

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  1. Sierra says:

    Sorry Americans but I sincerely hope the world withdraws itself from America.

    Trump has consistently proved that he will betray allies so until he is removed from the office, the world should shun USA.

    Trump and his supporters deserves to see hell on earth for the horrible crimes they are doing to humanity.

    • Ela says:

      I agree. I am truly afraid of what the US will do next because there is no checks on Trump. As much as America claims to have strong democratic institutions, it’s a facade if the ruling party is unwilling to take action. I live in South Africa and there was serious corruption allegations against our previous president. What took him out, was his party dumping him. There are still huge problems and he still has huge influence but at least he is no longer president. The Republican party is never going to stand up to Trump. They seem to love being whipped by him.

      • WhatNow? says:

        Yeah…..we Independents & Democrats don’t love it. But to your point, GOP do not love it either; they’re just spineless liars covering their asses to get some other goals accomplished. While the trump dumpster fire burns & distracts, they’re electing conservative judges & raping the environment to save corporate profits. For South Africa, I am glad Zuma was outed as well but it took years (almost 10 I think) so you can probably relate to the struggle here. If this last 4 years I will be….can I be more furious & disgusted than I am now? We’ll see. And, I’m guessing you can related to the particular pain that comes with a horrible leader following an effective & inspirational leader. When trump is gone, the clean up and repair for the US will be overwhelming and long, my children will suffer the effects more than me.

    • Athyrmose says:

      The world should build a wall around North America at this point, and make NA pay for it.

      Sorry.

      • Chrissy says:

        Um, sorry, Canadian here. We are not responsible for America’s Orange Turd in any way. We’re just as disgusted by him as everyone else.

      • joanne says:

        The U.S. is not North America. Canada and Mexico are part of it also. The U.S. stands alone in betraying it allies.

      • Athyrmose says:

        Oopsies. Sorry about that, and it’s too late to edit or correct it. I meant the US, and this was a reference to the cheeto’s comments about building his wall.

      • Lady Keller says:

        Please dont punish Canada and Mexico for the actions of this tyrant. Most people in these countries are as disgusted by Trump as the rest of the world is.

    • Piptopher says:

      As an American, I have to agree. We are too corrupt and our institutions too weak. Damn us all, we cannot hold up the mantle that we claim to carry so highly. It, like our consitution, is trampled (not for the first time) under the feet of the wealthy and ignorant.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Not “we”…the republiTHUGS are too corrupt. There is a majority of us that ARE trying to fight them and their insane “Dear Leader”. God only knows what dirt he has over all of them, or what he put in the Kremlin-Kool-Aid, but they are NOT representative of the majority of DECENT, CARING Americans who ARE trying our best to get him out (and into handcuffs, and a nice long prison sentence for him, his crotch-spawn, #MoscowMitch, and #LeningradeLindsey for starters).

        Please don’t desert us!

      • Steph says:

        We here are powerless to what our government officials decide (on a whim) to do. We didn’t elect him. We call our representatives and we protest. We are open in our anger and hatred for him. Yet we have some flaws in our structure that allows corrupt people to grab and retain power. It’s embarrassing and it’s painful. It’s not representative of the majority of American people.

      • MrsF2u says:

        Have to agree with (THEOG)@JAN90067

        Not WE. This isn’t going to go like Resistance to the Iraq war – when those of us who protested were asked to “come together” with the idiots who fell for the WMD Lie.

        I’m a Democratic Committee member who helped Flip NJ’s 7th District after 40 years, take our County Seat Blue, Indivisible Leader – for this I get racist hateful death threats from Maggots dropped through my door.

        We have Electronic Records of Trumpsters – Hello Social Media!

        Their guilt is not mine to own.

        They did this and will be made to answer for it.

        Those of us who stand up are absolved of all guilt.

        I hope I come across as ominous. Nothing Gold or Orange can stay. The people who voted for Trump better start understanding that.

        The evil has a face because of them.

        What they permitted, they promote and are aligned with.

        Now they have the blood of two crimes against humanity on their hands.

    • Melanie says:

      Agree 100%. I’m American and I’ve been saying this for the past two years. Boycott us. Don’t spend your money here, don’t vacation in FL or CA or HI. Our Occupant has proven to be a backstabbing liar that can’t keep a secret. He’s endangered countless lives, dismantled diplomacy that took us decades to earn and has told our allies to F off. The only thing this country understands is money and power. Keep your money at home. And maybe, just maybe, we will face some economic consequences. I didn’t vote for this POS but we deserve to be shunned.

  2. Jessica says:

    I feel distraught and disgusted. I really have no words to describe how evil Dump is. Words will fail to capture my thoughts. He is the devil though. That much is clear.

    • VS says:

      NYC here…….I despise this man but I have always disliked him even when he and his latest trophy wife were part of the NYC crowd. He is a despicable human being and every day I asked myself how we elected a buffoon like him……..2020 can’t come here fast enough!!!

  3. Jerusha says:

    If there is any sort of karmic retribution please let it happen soon. To trump, to his spawn, to his co-conspirators, to his enablers, to his cultists. If only my hatred could be weaponized it would happen this instant.

  4. grabbyhands says:

    I hope everyone remembers this moment when the next attack happens here.

    I want to print this out and laminate it so when the next empty head says “Why are these people so easy to radicalize? Why do they hate the US so much?”, I can take it out and show them.

    Does everyone still think we’d be living this nightmare with Hilary Clinton in office?

    • Giddy says:

      Heck no, but you knew that. This period of our history will be absolutely written about for decades to come as the nadir of American policy. After Trump is out of office, I predict that Congress will pass legislation that will guard against a President ever changing so much about our foreign policy without the approval of Congress. We have a buffoon in the Oval Office, and he is dangerous. The blood of thousands of Kurds will be on Orange Fatass. The horrible thing is that he won’t care. Yesterday was Putin’s birthday, and our idiot gave him a very fine gift when he decided that we no longer would protect the Kurds. I feel sick.

      • Piptopher says:

        Was Hil perfect? Fuck no. Would she have been better than this (by miles and miles and miles) YES. I’ll never forgive this country for voting for trump (or, not voting at all for fucks sake). Never.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        The only thing that is giving me hope is the thought of corrective measures that Congress will take to make sure this never happens again.

        I’d like to see legislation that negates the Dept. of Justice MEMO that says a sitting president can’t be indicted. We need legislation that addresses corruption in the Presidency, and also in congressional members.

      • Giddy says:

        @Piptopher, I agree with you completely. I can’t talk to idiots who still like Some of my friends said that his morals were lousy, but his policies were good. What policies? He only cares about self-dealing and giving Putin what he wants. After leaving the Kurds to die I honestly believe that he is a war criminal.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Scrub enough history books clean of the reality, and you’ll have plenty standing around the next big incident shocked at how something like 9/11 could happen. This is a country that spends more of the 9/11 memorial day crying about dead search dogs than speaking a word to the deaths of the thousands, if not millions, dead from the ME wars that followed. Our ignorance is entirely self-induced.

  5. MariaS says:

    We are learning far too late that our institutions simply did not contemplate a criminal sociopath like Trump, nor the complicity of an entire party. I’ve never felt more helpless in my life.

    • Athyrmose says:

      In fairness, black Americans in this country have been warning y’all about this for decades.

      • Piptopher says:

        +1 exactly this. White folks faith in institutions (that were built to protect and uphold them anyway…) is crumbling to what has been the standard for all non-white, non rich americans. Welcome to the real america, where power fucks you over because you are too weak to do anything about it.

      • MariaS says:

        “Y’all??” You know what they say about assumptions? I’m Afro-Asian originally from the Caribbean, but living in the US for 30 years.

      • Athyrmose says:

        Well, @MariaS, you’ve been a POC in this country for 30+ years, and are just now discovering the sociopathy? This country was built on the genocide of Indigenous people, and on the backs of slave labor.

        Sociopathy has been here forever. ‘We’ have always known this. Don’t know where you’ve been this whole time, but bless your heart.

      • MariaS says:

        No, I’m not just discovering sociopathy in US leaders. Read my first message again. I referred to how institutions (i.e., the judicial and legislative branches) are simply not equipped to deal with someone like him. The impeachment process only works when we’re dealing with someone with a respect for the rule of law. Even Nixon had the decency to resign before he could be removed via impeachment. Someone as corrupt and evil as Trump has no respect for any of this – democracy, checks and balances, the good of the country — and the Republican party is complicit so we’re stuck. Keep your condescension because it isn’t warranted here.

      • Athyrmose says:

        Calling your naïveté, naïveté, isn’t condescension, and resorting to logical fallacies does not strengthen your naive argument.

        You’ve been living under a rock, or supping at the oppressor’s table. Welcome to realization of the Empire and its evils.

      • MariaS says:

        I’m sorry that you are incapable of understanding the difference between “the US government has inadequate controls when a president goes completely rogue” and “I didn’t know sociopathy and racism existed before 2019!!” I’m saying the first and you continue to insist I’m saying the second. So my part in this conversation is over. Thoughts and prayers regarding your comprehension issues.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      We’ve been here before (corrupt President) and in the past the institutions did rise up to the occasion. I think you are absolutely right that the failure is that they never envisioned a corrupt president being held up by an equally corrupt congress. I think mass mis-education of American citizens through conservative media was necessary for this to happen.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Tiffany I wish I had your optimism (not snark! Totally sincere). Because I think we’re too far gone to expect the current GOP leaders to do anything right or legal to even get us to the point where sane adults are adding more layers of checks on the POTUS.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t have faith in GOP members to do the morally right thing…but I do think that they are concerned about self-preservation and their own reputations. At some point, this will get so bad that they will no longer want to be associated with Trump.

        Ultimately, I think the impeachment process (whether or not he is removed) will help generic dems across the board and may actually lead to a Dem Senate for the next president. That is where I think action will be taken to prevent future corruption. Not necessarily by the cowards that occupy the senate at the moment, but who might be elected once the dust has settled. I do think the GOP reaction to the Kurd situation is a positive step, it seems it is creating daylight between the administration and rank and file GOP.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        The two guys that were arrested today, associates of Guilliani, were funneling Russian money into pro-Trump PACs and then dolling it out to help GOP congressional members. I think this is the tip of possibly a very big iceberg that is going to wreck a lot of careers. Trump Jr. ran one of the PACs that received this money.

    • bros says:

      MAriaS comment wasn’t naive, and Athyrmose you seem to be insulting her intelligence simply because you got caught out assuming she was white.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        +1

      • Sterkviking says:

        Good call, Bros. Marias has a valid point. Why are we being snarky about this to each other? Don’t we all agree that Trump just committed disloyalty to one of our most loyal allies? They are being killed because of Trump’s decision. He knows no loyalty but to himself.

      • Crumpets and Crotchshots says:

        +1

    • Veronica S. says:

      There’s been warning signs a culture war like this has been building for awhile. I just don’t think any of realized (or maybe wanted to realize) how easily populism takes hold when there are enough people willing to sacrifice the rest of the nation to maintain their power stronghold. A lot of Republicans likely viewed Trump as a useful idiot to ram their legislation through. Now they’re past the sunk cost fallacy and are in the dredges.

  6. paranormalgirl says:

    I have always taught my spawn that hate is not productive and solves nothing. I no longer care if it’s not productive and solves nothing. I actively HATE this “world leader pretend.” I just want him gone.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Never have I felt such loathing for another human being as I do for Trump. It’s visceral. It actually ties my stomach in knots.

      • DaisySharp says:

        Yes to all of this. And I don’t have the words for it. And if I did try and use the words for it, I would be in trouble anyway.

    • Lorelei says:

      But even after he’s gone, no matter how that happens, we still have a country full of his insane supporters to contend with. We’re so toxic and divided.

  7. Swack says:

    So, if we kept our troops in Syria Turkey would have still launched the offensive? I don’t think so. This was a BIG green light to Erdogan to proceed. What idiots we have in Washongton.

  8. Nuzzy says:

    General Bone Spurs making life and death judgments about coming to the aid of an ally… give him to the Kurds.

  9. Lizzie says:

    SAYS. A. DRAFT. DODGER.

    • Jerusha says:

      Mattis, McMaster, Kelly. Why haven’t they spoken up? As I say, everyone who throws in his or her lot with trump ends up covered in shit.

      • bros says:

        they all deserve the smeared reputation they will get in the history books for being shitty cowards. they thought they got out with their honor in tact, but all they did was enable this guy by shining his turds constantly. if he had been forced to just go with the amateur second rate criminals he has now in acting positions instead of these ostensibly varnished professionals at first, he would have been impeached a lot faster because his instincts would not have been reined in and tempered by professional advice. they held off the inevitable and we could have been rid of him so much sooner had he just been allowed to do the evil illegal things he has wanted/has been doing this whole time. instead of staying away in order to hasten his demise, they, with great hubris, thought they could help, but that was a foregone conclusion.

      • Juls says:

        Excellent analysis Bros. And, in addition to being covered in poo, they have blood on their hands.

  10. Rapunzel says:

    Ugh… I’m now hearing Trumpsters calling the Kurds “marxists” as if that makes killing them ok. Someone said this is the first step to Trump trying ethnic cleansing here. And I’m like, “black and brown people already dying and Trumpsters think they deserve it.” We left the first step behind a long time ago.

    The demonization of Dems/Libs, Mexicans, Muslims, black people, etc. is eroding the moral compass of Trumpsters. We’re long past the point where these people are just racist, stupid and greedy. We’ve reached active evil. And it’s getting worse every day.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Exactly. They’ll justify hurting anyone that isn’t like them, because they’ve been convinced that everyone who isn’t Republican or Trump-supporting is out to kill them. You can’t reason with that level of delusion.

  11. Lightpurple says:

    Two Kurdish children died in the attack yesterday. At least four more were seriously injured. And Melania stages a groundbreaking ceremony for a new White House tennis court, Ivanka brags about tax cuts for the rich, and Lindsey Graham whines on Twitter. Graham and McConnell could have prevented this had they done their jobs for the past two years but they were too busy putting rapists on the Supreme Court and crowing about owning the libs. This genocide belongs to them.

  12. Str8Shooter says:

    The day that this completely ignorant, mean-spirited, narcissistic buffoon gets hauled off in handcuffs can not come fast enough. What a despicable human being, if you can even call him human.

  13. Ali says:

    My jaw just dropped reading this.

    “in my great and unmatched wisdom”

    Just when I think it can’t get more surreal.

    He really is insane.

    • Giddy says:

      Yes, it was the “stable genius” who said that. The man is insane!

    • bros says:

      he’s like the evil genie Jafar in Aladdin. one day he will go from being the most powerful genie in the world to ‘itty bitty living space.’

      we can all pray for that day.

  14. mellie says:

    Well, dumbf#$k, the Germans and the Japanese didn’t help us in WWII either, but they are now are allies, or at least they are for now. What does WWII have to do with the Kurds??!! Those poor betrayed people.

  15. Cee says:

    So, apparently, alliances mean nothing to the USA under the Trump Administration. If the US crosses an ally, why would any nation become involved with the US?
    Trump really is a POS.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      THIS IS HIS WHOLE POINT: ISOLATIONISM!! This is what he ran on, fed his rabid, xenophobic, racist, white-nationalist base like raw meat to a starving beast. This is also Putin’s plan, to cause discord, divisiveness, and to tear apart democracies around the world to stand alone, so he can come in and conquer.

      It will take generations to rebuild good-will with any REAL allies, IF they ever trust us again.

  16. Chrissy says:

    I’d be interested in finding out what kind of quid pro quo was worked out between the Orange Turd and Erdogan that would justify turning on an ally and all but guaranteeing their annihilation. I bet it benefits Trump Inc. greatly.

    • Mimi says:

      I think it is that Trump is feeling powerless at home with all the impeachment stuff going on so when Erdogan calls and gives a bit of flattery about Trump tower Istanbul, Trump immediately gives him what he wants. He is weak-minded, stupid, and a traitor.

      • Veronica S. says:

        And it makes for a good distraction. The lives of others mean nothing to him, particularly if they’re foreign and brown.

  17. A says:

    Erdogan and his cronies must be salivating. If anyone is inclined, I urge them to read up on the history of the animosity between Turkey and practically every other ethnic group in the region. The Kurds, the Armenians, the Greeks, what have you, they’ve been utter a–holes to them all, and they continue to be. Erdogan has built his support on the demonization of the Kurds as terrorists and infiltrators (sound familiar?) There’s a reason why Donald Trump gets along with him so well.

    • A says:

      And look, I’m not under any delusions here–the US has always had a historic tendency of standing by while their “”"allies”"” commit genocide and war crimes. This has been the basic function of their foreign policy since the end of the second World War. They enabled Pinochet, they funded the Contras, they continue to support Saudi Arabia–the list is endless. This is just one of the more prominent examples of it.

    • Asiyah says:

      Turkey also used Kurds to help with the Armenian Genocide, promising them land and autonomy to commit atrocities. Not that I am justifying anything happening to Kurds on that account, for Kurds in Syria are not Kurds in Turkey. My point is that Turkey and USA have no respect for alliances and people in general and continue to use others to fight battles for them and do their bidding for them. I hope Kurds wake up to this and say no more. They do not need to continue being proxies for others.

      • A says:

        @Asiyah, yes, that is correct as well. I distinctly remember reading an article that talked about this. One of the Armenians forced into the death march told the Kurds who were in charge that some day, they’d get betrayed too. My point is more that Turkey has a history of committing ethnic cleansing, and it relates a lot to their particular brand of nationalism, which heavily emphasizes a purely Turkish identity and regards any of the other minorities, particularly the Kurds today, as interlopers and betrayers and terrorists.

  18. JanetFerber says:

    If this crazy f-cker were president during WW2 I strongly suspect we’d be part of the Axis powers, not the Allies (Trump loves his dictators, ya know). Stupid b-stard. Oh, and because of his debilitating “heel spurs” (aka cowardice), he himself would have been nowhere near Normandy in WW2. The embarrassment and gall of this man.

  19. Jekelly says:

    This story makes me absolutely sick, I’ve been screaming at anyone that will listen that something like this would happen. I feel so helpless, I didn’t vote for Trump, I write to my senators… all I can do is sit back and watch the horror unfold.

  20. adastraperaspera says:

    Putin wants those 10,000 ISIS prisoners released to help him carry out more atrocities. Trump is a sickening puppet. McConnell is enemy #1 in my book, because he holds the power to stop this.

  21. Q T Hush says:

    Hurry up Congress before the mob boss hits another ally. How can anyone defend dump’s actions?? The dumbing down of America is in full swing. It’s time for a revolution against the narcisstic Ahole and all his cronies.

  22. Miss b says:

    All he had to do to protect our Kurdish allies was nothing.
    He has actively encouraged a genocide.

  23. Chef Grace says:

    Beyond evil. The orange dotard and the repubthugs are beyond corrupt.
    And evil will prevail.
    I am ashamed to be american. I refuse to even capitalize it.
    God and Goddess forgive us. The world keep us in your prayers.

  24. Such a betrayal to them. Unconscionable. Keep working everyone, let’s please all do all we can to remove this sick, corrupt and cruel administration. It’s a busy and significant time, things are happening. Plus he is losing support. Hold on and say strong. Don’t give up, we can, and are, doing this. No more Trump Kushners. Ever.

  25. Tiffany says:

    If only, if only, there was a woman with a ridiculous resume, legit career in politics, law and social service and can rock a pantsuit like no other to warned us about this.

    I mean really…..

  26. holly hobby says:

    That whole family line (the House of Orange Meat Puppets) didn’t help us with the wars either. Can we hang them out to dry. Dangle them over the Mexico side of the wall so the people can use them as target practice?

  27. Q T Hush says:

    Go Holly Go. Great idea. If our legislature fails to right all the wrongs of the phony reality star acting as a president I say Viva la Revolution !! Time for the hippie boomers to train the millinials etc. in changing society. Even if the progress was stopped in the 70’s by the GOP, Kochs, Mercers, Rheinquist et al maybe we can restart the growth of humanitarianism. . In my lifetime I have seen our society turn and it hasn’t been for the better.

  28. The Recluse says:

    I am sick at heart and sick in my soul as to what Drumpf is doing to innocent people, to the world and to the US.
    His end, whatever form it takes, cannot come soon enough.
    According to Dean Casler, Drumpf is an addict. And since no one close to him will stage an intervention….

    • Catrìona says:

      Trump was wrong, as usual. Kurdish fighters did join with the Allies.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/10/10/actually-president-trump-some-kurds-did-fight-world-war-ii/

      The Kurds DID help the Allies win World War2. “First as part of the counter-offensive to the Nazi-backed Iraqi coup of 1941. Later, some served in Albania, Italy and Greece.

      By 1942, the Iraq Levies consisted of a Headquarters, a Depot, Specialist Assyrian companies, 40 service companies and the 1st Parachute Company, which consisted of 75% Assyrian and 25% Kurd. The new Iraq Levies Disciplinary Code was based largely on the Indian Army Act.

      By 1943 the Iraq Levies strength stood at 166 British officers controlling 44 companies; 22 Assyrian, five Mixed Assyrian/Yizidi, ten Kurdish, four Marsh Arabs, and three Baluchi. Eleven Assyrian companies served in Palestine and another four served in Cyprus. The Parachute Company was attached to the Royal Marine Commando and were active in Albania, Italy and Greece. In 1943/1944 the Iraq Levies were renamed the Royal Air Force Levies.

      There’s a tremendous erased history of colonial soldiers serving in WW2. Indian, Arab, African soldiers in large numbers all contributed to the liberation of Axis territory including Europe in frontline combat.

      But forgotten because they served under French & British flags.”

      The above isn’t my work. I knew that the Kurds had fought with British Forces, however I didn’t know the details. Attribute the above statement to Zeddy @Zeddary on the Daily Kos.

      • Asiyah says:

        “There’s a tremendous erased history of colonial soldiers serving in WW2. Indian, Arab, African soldiers in large numbers all contributed to the liberation of Axis territory including Europe in frontline combat.”

        Exactly. And there were Muslim-majority countries who hid Jews from Nazis and protected their Jewish populations. People like to mention that Grand Mufti that Hitler was friendly with, but Muftis and Ayatollahs don’t represent all Muslim people. Many people from the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and the ME died during WW2 fighting Nazis.

      • weinua says:

        and in the red states many of these uneducated fools don’t know or even want to realize or acknowledge these facts. they are so stuck on their evil dumb so called privileged selves and whoever supports them!

  29. pitch says:

    I thought the U. S. could not get any lower, but this is just without words. Shame on everyone who made Trump possible, there is no comming back from this.

  30. VeronicaLodge says:

    My boyfriend (Army) fought allongside Kurds. He was very upset, today. He kept thinking of the guys he got along with, loved America and feels as though Trumps actions are a visceral betrayal.

  31. Molly says:

    American here. I remember learning in mid Nov 2016 that a beloved High school friend (white male, six figure salary) had evidently voted for this nightmare. He tried to assure me there’d be “checks and balances,” and that everything would be just fine. He probably also hated Hillary. We haven’t spoken since. I also remember plenty of people saying that once he gets in office he will be “presidential.” Hah! Even his defenders can’t possibly defend the genocide, can they?

  32. The Other Katherine says:

    Every time I think he’s dug to the bottom of discourse, he manages to break through to a new sub-basement of repugnant malignancy.

  33. JustMe says:

    I don’t get why the American people aren’t marching, protesting, being visible in their contempt for this straw house government?? Demanding his removal and calling for his immediate removal. The US is supposed to be one of the most democratic countries in the world; yet its being run by a dictator who to the rest of the world is clearly a dangerous bully who literally HAS NO MORAL COMPASS. If your government doesn’t have the guts to oppose him bring him down in other ways.

    Boycott his hotels – hit him where it hurts most – his who and his finances. Just get him out before he throws the US into another civil war.

    Im Canadian and we don’t want to get blown up cause of this idiot.

    • weinua says:

      hopefully NA peoples as well as expats will protest like the 50s, 60s (especially) and 70s. Unfortunately, too many people have a red state mentality; and really unfortunately, let hope that these red staters don’t purge if 45 leaves the POTUS. Please pray to a good deity for help and strength people; in fact, do it now or do it soon!

  34. Schneidelberg says:

    Can I just say that all of you and your daily comments on this site give me hope. I am so thankful for the ethics, strength, and intelligence I see here each day. Sorry to be cheesy, but when the world is on fire, it’s good to know there are so many like minds all over the world. I appreciate each and every one of you.

    That said, I’m American, and I agree with those of you who want to stick it where it hurts. Our government does not deserve your support or respect right now. True, we have many people fighting for change, but those in power are too greedy to speak up against the daily horror show that is the current administration. Absolutely boycott us. We try to boycott from the inside as well, not spending money on any business or enterprise that supports the current republican agenda. I wish the rest of the word would, too. The people in power in this country care about one thing- money. Capitalism is killing us.

  35. Schneidelberg says:

    Can I just say that all of you and your daily comments on this site give me hope. I am so thankful for the ethics, strength, and intelligence I see here each day. Sorry to be cheesy, but when the world is on fire, it’s good to know there are so many like minds all over the world. I appreciate each and every one of you.

    That said, I’m American, and I agree with those of you who want to stick it where it hurts. Our government does not deserve your support or respect right now. True, we have many people fighting for change, but those in power are too greedy to speak up against the daily horror show that is the current administration. Absolutely boycott us. We try to boycott from the inside as well, not spending money on any business or enterprise that supports the current republican agenda. I wish the rest of the word would, too. The people in power in this country care about one thing- money. Capitalism is killing us.