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Friday, January 19, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump’s Total Ignorance Of Immigration Law

Trevor Noah is fabulous at making a crowd relax and see the lighter side, and his daily send-up of GOP-controlled Washington is badly-needed medicine for Democrats. But when it comes to President Trump’s complete lack of knowledge, the voluble comedian admits to not having a single joke left in the bag.

Noah showcases Trump’s ignorance on immigration, playing a clip of the clueless dotard describing a 15-million-strong online data bank as “names from a bowl.” In Trump’s world, of course, the names drawn are exclusively those of criminals and crooks. In Trevor’s world, Trump is ridiculous, and he lets the Orange One have it for a full five minutes.…

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Worse Than George W. Bush! Poll Shows Plunging World Approval Of U.S. Leadership

Earlier this week, based on a survey of nearly 2000 participants, Politico and Morning Consult found more than a third of Americans would give Donald Trump a failing grade for his first year in office. Poll respondents were especially disgusted with his handling of climate change and foreign relations, among other policy matters. Judging from the Rating World Leaders: 2018 report published Thursday, the rest of the world feels much the same way.

According to Gallup, the median approval rating of U.S. leadership abroad has slid from 48 to 30 percent since Trump took office. That’s four points lower than President George W.…

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Top Diplomats Fleeing As Trump Wrecks State Department

Colin Powell was right.

The former Republican secretary of state late last year warned that Donald Trump’s callous, shortsighted foreign policy agenda, where diplomats were ignored and countries often insulted via Twitter, was gutting the U.S. State Department.

According to a new McClatchy report, “60 percent of the State Departments’ top-ranking career diplomats have left and new applications to join the foreign service have fallen by half.”

This comes in the wake of Trump’s vulgar, racist comments about not wanting black immigrants arriving in the U.S. from “shithole” countries, like ones in Africa.

With Trump vowing to slash the State Department’s budget, while simultaneously undercutting Secretary of States Rex Tillerson, more and more staffers and diplomats are heading for the door.



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