When you sue a bully, that is a sign for him to double down and not give in. So sue Trump for violating the First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, for blocking the senior CNN White-House reporter from White House press conferences. You’ll get a protracted court case but hopefully, for posterity, obtain a verdict setting a precedent so that in the future, it cannot censure journalists, disallowing them to be at any briefings. That should be a nice effect of Trump losing his cool at the Midterms’ results.
(Though hate speech should not be covered by the First Amendment.)
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Trump replacing AG Sessions for biased Acting AG Whitaker, a known opponent of Special Prosecutor Mueller about Trump allegedly colluding with the Russians, cautious Mueller received exactly what he needs. As soon as Whitaker moves to fire him, or possibly earlier, he’ll file for an obstruction of justice case against Trump. This substitution was almost as stupid as if he would have replaced him with the Russian ambassador.
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Trump’s speech writers and Trump himself totally missed the purpose of the centennial commemoration of the end of WW I. This is not an opportunity to glorify one’s own soldiers, to heap praise on their – granted – selflessness, marvel in their victory or to praise the Alliance. His veneration of battle signaled the US leader being at a total loss.
The horrors of WW I were followed by a stark sense that we need to fight war itself and its scourges. Poisonous gasses were new at the battlefield and killed millions. When the wind turned, your own soldiers died like flies. Millions of boys senselessly perished these horrible deaths as if worthless dispensable creatures. A 100 years ago, not victory was celebrated but the end to this terrible warfare that so much had put mankind to shame.
To prevent such depressing costly senseless unnecessary wars, the League of Nations, and after WW II, the United Nations, were founded. It was revulsion against war itself that triumphed, more than beating some enemy. Armistice Sunday / Veterans Day is for reenergizing that commitment against nationalism, as host French President Macron clarified. No wonder, draft dodger Trump missed it. He had just glorified Nationalism. But Macron and others clarified to his face how Patriotism is good and Nationalism is not. We didn’t know that Trump could even further disgrace himself and the US in the eyes of the world. How embarrassing.