When the President of the United States Attacks His Own Citizens

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Gage Skidmore

“He invited me to lunch or dinner at his house, and he had just been bankrupt,” Branson claimed, later clarifying he meant one of Trump’s companies had filed for bankruptcy. “I thought we would have an interesting conversation about a whole range of issues, and he just spent the whole lunch talking about five people he rung up to try to get help from … and how these people had refused to help him and how his life’s mission was to going to be to destroy these people.”

Trump’s most recent vicious attacks on new members of Congress are, interestingly, both directed to young women — US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and US Rep. Ilhan Omar —by calling them terrorists. His vicious attacks, along with serious and typical misinformation that is actually slander, hold shades of the McCarthy period, one of America’s darkest travesties, a period of Cold War hunting eventually brought down by broadcast journalist and war correspondent Edward R. Murrow, who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” — Edward R. Murrow

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