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Monday, October 15, 2018

Trump: Family Separations Were Designed To Inflict Cruelty

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

After months of unconvincing lies from his administration, Trump admitted that the cruelty of ripping children away from their parents was a way to deter people from coming to the United States — and that his administration is considering new ways to separate even more families.

During a brief gaggle with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday, Trump was asked about reports that his administration is considering a new family separation policy at the border.

Trump did not deny this, and conceded that the administration is “looking at a lot of different things having to do with illegal immigration.”

Trump was then asked whether he thought “the original family separation policy from this summer was effective in deterring people from crossing at the border.”

“If they feel there will be separation, they don’t come,” Trump said.…

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Will Trump’s Evangelicals Suffer Retribution?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
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This Advent season, while watching Donald Trump in front of a garishly green-and-red banner which proclaims “Make America Great Again,” take the opportunity to reflect on the Faustian bargain which allowed conservative evangelical Christians to “Keep Christ in Christmas” while seemingly divorcing Christianity from Christ. That Republican supply side economics, exemplified by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell’s cruel tax “reform,” contradicts Matthew 5:3 is clear. That Trump’s draconian immigration policy, which involves splitting families apart, violates the essence of Exodus 22:21 is obvious. And it shouldn’t have to be said that the new nationalism, this new fascism, with its “blood and soil” metaphysic, stands in opposition to the sublime universalism of Galatians 3:28.…

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Don Jr. Spreads Bogus Claims Implicating Khashoggi In Terrorism

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

The disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and subsequent claims by the Turkish government that he was murdered by government officials in the Saudi consulate, has sickened the world, and prompted business leaders to suspend ties with Saudi Arabia.

But President Donald Trump has been disturbingly distant from the incident, which has horrified journalists who fear the president is sending a message to rogue regimes that the United States does not care about the killing of overseas reporters. Only today did he agree to even talk to King Salman about the issue.…

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