Saturday, July 8, 2017

Don't Call It the Trump Administration—This Is a Regime @alternet

Don't Call It the Trump Administration—This Is a Regime @alternet:

"While governing and administration have fallen by the wayside, the signs of a Trump regime are everywhere. There’s the nepotism as son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, who have absolutely no governmental experience whatsoever, have ensconced themselves in offices in the West Wing.  There’s the cronyism symbolized most recently by the White House usher getting fired so the director of rooms at Trump’s DC hotel could get the job and son Eric’s wedding planner being tapped to run federal housing in New York City.  There’s the unabashed greed as Trump (or one of his children) – on the taxpayers’ dollars – market his presidency to boost sales at his golf courses and hotel properties and arrange copyright permissions and building approvals for Trump-owned businesses in China, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia.  There’s the gaslighting of the American people as his regime destroys or tarnishes alternate sources of facts, such as the media, the Census Bureau, and climate change data from government websites leaving only his regime as the authoritative dispenser of reality."