PHILADELPHIA–(ENEWSPF)–January 28, 2017
Media calling out Donald Trump as a dictator.
This editorial doesn’t even mention his executive action on immigration, but there are so many dictator type actions coming from this administration they can’t keep.
I can’t remember an editorial board calling one of our President’s a dictator. I believe we’ll see more of this in the coming days.
Read the whole thing.
From spreading bald lies to suppressing basic facts and information, the early days of the Trump administration are suggestive of a tin-pot dictatorship. That’s not the look he wants, and neither do most Americans.
The president and his staff spent their first days in the White House debating the size of his inauguration crowd and spreading falsehoods. Their disturbing behavior gave credence to the narcissist label some apply to Trump. But he just dusted off earlier bogus claims of voter fraud. Trump told congressional leaders that up to five million illegal immigrants cost him the national popular vote by casting ballots for Hillary Clinton.
Given other false information coming from the nascent Trump administration, and previous lies – like his bogus birther claims against former President Barack Obama – any investigation he orders will be suspect.
There are other alarming signs that the Trump administration is not interested in any basic facts that do not support its agenda, let alone the First Amendment.
Six journalists were arrested while covering the protests during Trump’s inauguration and booked on felony rioting charges. A spokesman for the Committee to Protect Journalists said the arrests could send a chilling message to journalists and has called for the charges to be dropped.
Every administration is free to set its own agenda. But the Trump administration is not free to say 2 + 2 = 5. This is no longer a reality TV show. Facts and the truth should rule policy debates.
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