Trump Word Of The Day: “Oranges”


In a not too unusual rant by President Trump regarding the Mueller Investigation he now no longer wants the public or Congress to see the full report of. Trump multiple times demanded his Justice Department investigate the “oranges” of the investigation into his campaign’s frequent secret interactions with Russians, that they all lied about. Trump repeated his misuse of the word “oranges” as opposed to origins, removing the possibility it was a slip of the tongue like one of his spokesmen that thrice referred to Puerto Rico today as “that Country.”

Also today, in remarks about Germany’s contributions to NATO, he proudly asserted his father Fred was “born in Germany.” That may have surprised family members and others well aware Fred was actually born in New York. It would be piling on to bring up Fred’s ties to a German organization and his arrest in 1927 when that group was involved in a violent clash with New York police. Fred shared representation with the other’s arrested at the time. To his credit, Donald Trump denied the event happened and that Fred was not actually there.

The questions raised by Donald’s lack of comprehension of the English language and his assertion of false things as being true and the opposite. One must wonder, is he merely stupid or a pathological liar? Of course, both things can be true at the same time.

What If Trump Chopped Down The Cherry Tree?

There is a myth when George Washington was six-years-old he received a gift of a hatchet from his father. Trying out his new hatchet, he chopped on and severely damaged a cherry tree on the plantation. George’s father confronted him and George said, “Father I cannot tell a lie, I did cut it with my hatchet!” George’s father embraced him, George’s honesty being worth far more than the tree. Can you imagine if Donald Trump cut down a cherry tree?

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Fred Trump said, “George… come here!”

“Yes, father.”

“I see the cherry tree has been cut down, Did you do it?”

“Why no father, it wasn’t me! A lot of people say it was a slave! I saw hundreds of slaves in New Jersey cheering when the tree fell.”

“You know we’re in Virginia George?”

“It was reported,”

“Where is your hatchet?”

“I gave it to Ben Carson.”

“You gave your hatchet to a slave… why?

“Daddy, you know Ben Carson is free?”

“Hmmph, can’t tell it by me. So where is he?”

“I’ve got some private investigators looking for him and they’re reporting back unbelievable things.”

“Are you sure you’re telling the truth, Donald?”

“Of course father, my friends Sarah, Sean & John Kelly say I always tell the truth.”

“Somebody cut down the tree and I’m going to get to the bottom of it. Who do you think did it?”

“Illegal immigrants?”

“George, we’re all second and third generation, illegal immigrants, except the Indians.”

“They don’t count!”

“True.”

“I’ll be issuing a press conference probably by next Wednesday and you won’t believe the things I’m finding out about the tree.”

“Can’t you tell me now George, I can’t be late to the Klan meeting anymore this month, we have bylaws.”

“Enjoy your meeting father, I’m all over this tree thing… bigly!”

 

The Sins of the Fathers

“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened,” Trump said about his father in the September 2015 article. “This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”

The Sins of the Father’s

 

Donald Trump has tried to tie or at least suggest the possible involvement of Ted Cruz’s father in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The “evidence” is a grainy group picture that includes Lee Harvey Oswald and allegedly Pablo Cruz taken sometime in 1963.

I have listened to Pablo Cruz speak and much of the more righteous than thou attitude of Ted… he got it from his papa. There is much to find fault with in the positions of both Ted and his father and how they wish to impose their beliefs on the rest of us. There is nothing about that picture what will influence my thoughts about either in 2016, whether Pablo Cruz was actually in it or not. I turn instead to look at his primary accuser.

It is said that if you live in glass houses you shouldn’t throw stones. Did Donald forget that his father was actually arrested along with others following a violent confrontation with police at a KKK rally in New York? Despite Donald’s claims that it never happened. It was published contemporaneously in the New York Times before Donald was born and before Fred became a big local developer. They listed Fred’s home address and there is no chance of mistaken identity. One might reasonably wonder which side he was on and whether he was just caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time? Then one finds that all seven men were represented by the same attorney which kind of places him with his Klan brethren.

Much like Ted’s attitudes reflect those of his father. Donald has engaged in discriminatory housing practices for which he was sued by and ultimately settled with the Federal government. His own words about Muslims, Mexicans, “the Blacks”, women, LBGT, Asians and almost everyone except white males say more than I could say about him.

In fairness, I’d like to cite Donald Trump’s response to a 2015 interview about his father’s arrest.

“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened,” Trump said about his father in the September 2015 article. “This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”

If you’ve ever witnessed Donald’s casual relationship with the truth, you can then decide upon his ability to deny an event that preceded his birth. Pablo and Ted Cruz, Fred and Donald Trump. Like father like son?