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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trump Trolls America, Letting Others Clean Up The Mess

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

When will President Trump stop playing games with Obamacare?

By Wednesday morning, less than a day after the Senate committee overseeing health policy announced a bipartisan bill to fix near-term fiscal issues without undermining consumer protections, Trump was backtracking on his Tuesday comment that it was a “short-term solution.”

“I am supportive of [Tennessee senator and committee chairman] Lamar [Alexander] as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s [insurance companies] who have made a fortune w/ O’Care,” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

That Trump tweet prompted Alexander to reply, “I will work with the president to see if we can make it even stronger.”

Only a day before, Alexander told a health care forum, “The president engineered the bipartisan agreement by calling me and asking me to work with Senator [Patty] Murray (D-WA) to do it.…

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Trump Sinks To New Low In Call To Grieving Widow Of Fallen Soldier

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told CNN’s Don Lemon that President Donald Trump made a horrifying remark to the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson, who lost his life in Niger.

“Basically he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt,'” Wilson recounted.

She was present for that portion of the call, which occurred on speakerphone in a vehicle she was sharing with Johnson’s family. Trump made the disgusting remark to Wilson shortly before she received her husband’s casket.

“This is a young, young woman, who has two children, who is six months pregnant with a third child,” Wilson added.…

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Slain Soldier’s Mother Confirms Trump ‘Disrespected’ Family

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The mother of Sgt. David Johnson said President Donald Trump disrespected her slain son during a widely publicized phone call.

Cowanda Jones-Johnson was present when the president called her daughter-in-law, Myeshia Johnson, during the ride to greet the slain serviceman’s body, reported the Washington Post.

The call, which was taken over speaker phone, was overheard by Rep. Frederica Johnson (D-FL) and a county official riding in the car.

“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson told the newspaper.

The soldier’s mother declined to elaborate, but she told the newspaper that Wilson’s account of the conversation was accurate.…

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