He's made us, the U.S., a big fat target.
And he’s now on his big tour. While in Saudi Arabia, supporters of the Cheeto hued sociopath expected their big “tough” guy to demand an end to “radical Islamic terrorism.” Going by their hissy fit tweetgasms, he was supposed to use those exact words whilst twistin' arms, doin’ deals and bein' all big swingin' schwanz.
Did Fat Boy use the expected slur? Yes and no.
"There is still much work to be done. That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds," he said in his speech. (source)
As he assailed Mr. Obama last year for not using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” Mr. Trump asserted that “anyone who cannot name our enemy is not fit to lead this country.” He used the phrase again in his inaugural address in January.Just FYI, saying “Islamic” terrorism makes the assertion that extremism is part and parcel of the Muslim faith. "Islamist” terrorism, on the other hand, attributes heinousosity to a group who attempts to pull support from the rest of the Muslim world. Subtle word shift but BIG difference.
Even after Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, told his staff that the phrase was problematic and should not be used, the president defiantly repeated it days later in an address to a joint session of Congress. (source)
And then, in his speech to regional Saudi leaders, the Pyrite Plated Con described Islam as “one of the world’s great faiths.” Oooo, his base ain't happy 'bout this!
Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog, asks:
What happened to the tough guy all these Trump voters thought they were electing? The two-fisted, doesn't-back-down "blue-collar billionaire"?“tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity tools”(worth more than $350 billion over the next ten years)
Let’s see now – Twitler’s armed Saudi Arabia, (not a big bud of Israel, by the by) to the teeth and last week, he chummily gave out highly classified intel to Kremlin reps, greatly endangering the Israeli agent(s) (and Israel itself).
Gosh, you’d think he was trying to start, dunno, World War III or something. His meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas should be *cough* interesting.
And here at home Mango Mussolini’s planning to slash Medicaid, SNAP and there'll be cuts to pensions for federal workers (‘cept Republicans in Congress, I’m guessing)
Back at my Jabba the Reality TV Prez Fatigue – I think today’s a good day to visit the local cat shelter, hit the gym and elliptical HARD, begin my bedroom cherry tree painting and then have din-din with Hillel. Oh yeah, I’ll dive farther into my new find Resistance by Samit Basu. It begins with a giant killer lobster rising out of Tokyo Bay. I think I’m gonna love this!