Clinton hits Trump for pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ … Clinton, who spoke from a union hall, hit Trump for being simplistic on fighting terrorism Clinton also turned her focus to Trump’s most controversial idea: Banning Muslims from entering the United States … [She accused] the presumptive Republican nominee of peddling “lies” because “he has to distract us from the fact he has nothing substantive to say.” -CNN
Trump is supposedly drifting into negative double digits against Hillary and perhaps one of the reasons is that he’s not been blunt enough.
There are plenty of hints that he understands the real problems. But he’s not verbalizing them. He’s using some tough rhetoric but it’s not necessarily accurate.
The hope we share with others in the alternative ‘Net media is that Trump supports at least some libertarian positions with calculating, populist zeal.
Marry Ron Paul to Donald Trump and you might create a revolution, at least a political one. (Some of this may be occurring but we’re not certain how much.)
But The Donald seems mostly to be sticking to his Make America Great Again theme.
And now Hillary has begun to attack it.
Using the term “radical Islamic terrorism” and banning Muslims and people from countries with terrorism ties from entering the United States.
Clinton said Trump’s plan to ban Muslims was “especially nonsensical” in this instance because the shooter in Orlando — Omar Mateen — “was born in Queens, New York, just like Donald Was himself.” “So Muslim bans and immigration reforms would not have stopped him,” Clinton said.
We anticipated this in a recent article we posted entitled, Trump Takes Strong Anti-Islam Position After Orlando Shooting.
Donald Trump is blaming radical Islam for the recent Orlando shooting. We wish he would take the opportunity to explain that Western Intel agencies helped create Al Qaeda and ISIS in the first place.
Trump could also explain that Western shootings and bombings are inevitably accompanied by a lot of suppressed information. There are plenty of questions about the Orlando shooting.
Trump is sticking to a populist message that supports the larger narrative of an Islamic threat to the US. Thus, he opens himself up unnecessarily to criticism.
For instance, in her speech Hillary criticized Trump’s suggestion that Obama hadn’t done enough to prevent terrorist attacks.
She also criticized a previous position that Trump had taken regarding questions about where Obama was born.
What Donald Trump is saying is shameful. It is disrespectful to the people who were killed and wounded and their families. And it is yet more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in chief.
Of course, he is the leader of the birther movement which spread the lie that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. I guess he had to be reminded that Hawaii is part of the United States.
We found Trump’s skepticism of Obama’s birth certificate to be refreshing. Obama after eight years remains a man of mystery. Even his kindergarten records reportedly remain sealed. And there is plenty of speculation that he was born in Kenya.
We’d like to see Trump ask more fundamental questions about mainstream narratives. This would actually put him in a more defensible position. Hillary can attack Trump as a racist because he suggests that Muslims be kept out of the US.
If Trump would go a step further, as he did with the birther issue, and offer up the truth to the American public – that the war on terror is actually a Western concoction – he would remove himself from charges of racism and shove the entire debate to a different place.
Hillary also attacked Trump for criticizing President Obama as weak.
After the shooting on Monday, Trump went on Fox News and suggested that Obama was sympathetic to ISIS.
“(Obama) doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands,” Trump said. “It’s one or the other. And either one is unacceptable.”
Clinton said that even in a time of divided politics, “This is way beyond anything that should be said by someone running for president of the United States.”
“And I have to ask, will responsible Republican leaders stand up to their presumptive nominee or will they stand by his accusation about our president?” Clinton asked, adding, “History will remember what we do in this moment.”
Trump should know that Obama doesn’t make foreign policy decisions. These are made by the Pentagon, US intelligence agencies and others even higher up in the decision-making process.
But by placing the decision-making responsibility with Obama, Trump misrepresents the actual process. His calculated bluntness leaves him open to reprisals because it is not entirely accurate.
It is Trump’s apparent honesty that appeals to many people. And his willingness to take action.
But instead of talking about getting rid of Janet Yellen, he might suggest doing away with the Federal Reserve entirely.
Congressman Ron Paul dealt with fundamental social, economic and military issues when he ran for president. He received considerable pubic support as a result.
Conclusion: Trump’s success like Ron Paul’s before him indicates that Americans are willing and even anxious to be told the truth. Congressional Republicans want Trump to tone down his rhetoric further so as to offer a Presidential image. We think he should go the other way.