Sunday, December 3, 2017
Trump Is Right about the Fake News Media and about the Migration Disaster in Europe
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THIS TAKE-AWAY. In the wake of the Flynn guilty plea, mainstream reporters are acting like it would have been a serious crime for Trump or Kushner to ask Flynn to speak to the Russian Ambassador after he won the election. That is pure Progressive NONSENSE. We know that all Presidents-elect or their staff member have had conversations with foreign leaders about issues that would be preoccupant after their inaugurations. Has any past President-elect or staff member ever been questioned about conversations with a foreign leader after they were elected. I can’t think of any. We havez been told by the media and Congress over and over again that the 18-month investigation into the Trump campaign team was about Russian collusion PRIOR to the election. So, does it matter that someone talked to them after election? It does not matter, because every President-elect and staff have talked ot Ruissia or China or Britain or Japan...or. You name the country and you can bet some President-elect was in direct or indirect contact with that country after the election and before being sworn in. It is pathetic -- pathetic -- that the whole drawn-out, expensive investigation -- including the spying, the illegal FISA unmasking and the illegal leaking of conversations -- almost certainly was based on a fake $12 Million Russian Dossier -- THE Russian Dossier -- bought and paid for by Hillary's campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the FBI to destroy their opponent Donald Trump? THAT is the crime. When is somebody -- the DOJ or the FBI -- going to step up to that fact and investigate Hillary and the DNC and Fusion GS and the Obama FBI leaders Mueller and Comey and Obama's Attorney General Loretta Lynch??? WHEN??? • • • THE MSM CANNOT EVEN GET ITS FAKE NEWS RIGHT. Late last Saturday, ABC News announced it was suspending network investigative reporter Brian Ross four weeks without pay for an inaccurate report that aired Friday. The report claimed Donald Trump had directed his eventual National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to contact the Russians while running for president as a candidate. Ross followed up his reporting later that day with a “clarification,” claiming it was not while Trump was a candidate, but as President-elect. Here is the ABC statement : "We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online. It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience -- these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday. Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay." • The "mistake" that Brian Ross made was to report during a live ABC Special Report that a confidant of Lieutenant General Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign. • That "mistake" caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with ‘I told you so’s, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands. The original tweet published by ABC News containing Ross’ initial report had been retweeted more than 25,000 times and embedded in various news stories online around the world before it was deleted. BUT, the clarification said that candidate Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisors to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots, and it was only after the election that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS. The clarification was issued at 7:53 pm ET Friday -- after markets were closed for the weekend -- has gotten just 2,600 retweets so far. That is the mainstream media at its rock bottom. • And, will Senator Dianne Feinstein now retract her angry statement aimed at President Trump “negotiating with Russia against US interests”? Sunday morning, Trump tweeted that people ought to sue ABC for their stock market losses caused by the ABC reproter's lie. • • • BRITAIN JOINS THE #NEVERTRUMP GANG. The Guardian reported Thursday that "Chris Bryant, a senior Labour Party backbencher," has written to British prime minister Theresa May, urging her to "issue an official ban on Donald Trump from entering the UK on the grounds he is condoning fascism and his presence is 'not conducive to the public good.' " • Why?? American Thinker published an article by Pam Geller on Friday that says it is because Trump retweeted three videos showing Moslems being violent. Bryant, a former Foreign Office minister, supported this madness by citing the cases of two US far-right bloggers, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who were banned by Home Secretary Theresa May in 2013 from entering the UK. Geller says she and Spencer "were part of a group of freedom-fighters -- a rainbow coalition of human rights activists from all over the world – that had organized a commemmorztion in London to honor the memory of Lee Rigby, the British soldier who had been murdered on a London street in broad daylight by an Islamic jihadist on May 22, 2013. The group planned to pay its respects to Lee Rigby by placing a wreath at his memorial, in his memory and in memory of his service, and to participate in Armed Forces Day memorial commemorations at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, where Rigby served." For this, Geller and Spencer and the entire group were banned. When Prime Minister Theresa May, who was then head of the Home Office, issued the ban, "she was directly responsible for acting to satisfy extremists who threatened violence," says Geller. • So, perhaps banning Trump would not be unthinkable, except that PM May and Britain have a small problem -- after Brexit is complete and the UK is going it alone, the US has promised a healthy trade deal. Mrs. May is not stupid!!! Downing Street has said that the invitation still stood. • And, in any case, the wailing over Trump's retweets of videos tweeted out by a British politician is simply further proof of the islamization of the West. It points to the deep and wide reach of sharia by European elites. The videos in the retweets are authentic and have circulated for years. Geller says : "They are neither 'far-right' nor 'Islamophobic' -- they're just factual." But, once again, the media are blaming Trump instead of dealing with islamic violence. • Trump didn't add any words to his tweets. He simply retweeted what are now pretty much recognized to be authentic videos. The Dutch Embassy in Washington and Dutch media claims that one of them doesn't depict Moslem migrants beating up a Dutch boy on crutches, as was claimed. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service told the BBC that the person arrested for the attack "was born and raised in the Netherlands" and was not a migrant. But, even if this is true, Moslem migrant violence is an increasingly common reality in Europe. The second video retweeted by Trump shows a man smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary. This video was uploaded to YouTube in 2013. The man in the clip says : "No-one but Allah will be worshipped in the land of the Levant," which could place him in Syria. The third video originates from the riots that took place in Egypt in 2013, and shows a man being pushed from the top of a building in Alexandria. In 2015, those involved in the the incident were prosecuted, and one man was executed. • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press that, regardless of whether the video is real, “the threat is real.” The UK Daily Telegraph has published a story that includes the videos. You can view them and decide for your self at < https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/work/president-trump-slammed-for-retweeting-videos-by-britain-first-deputy-leader-jayda-fransen/news-story/e46784cca9cac99a91a7e5163af50b7b >. • Theresa May said : "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents -- decency, tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the President to have done this." Trump promptly tweeted : "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom." • The videos shared by Trump, who has more than 40 million followers, were initially posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a group founded by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP). The BBC says Fransen, 31, has been charged in the UK with using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour" over speeches she made at a rally in Belfast. Several leading UK politicians have criticized the President for retweeting her posts, as has the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who said it was "deeply disturbing" that Mr. Trump had "chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists." • Perhaps the most telling criticism of the Trump retweets came from the Council of American-Islamic Relations -- CAIR, the Moslem Brotherhood-related US group once on the US terrorist list. CAIR condemned the tweets. The group’s executive director, Nihad Awad, said Trump is “clearly telling members of his base that they should hate Islam and Moslems. Trump’s posts amount to incitement to violence against American Moslems,” he said. “His actions should be condemned by all American political and religious leaders, regardless of their party or faith.” • While admitting extremist jihadist imams to preach terrorism, Britain is being urged by its socialist-leftist Labour Party and members of the Conservative government to keep out President Trump, a voice of sanity that would represent a leader trying to pull Britain and Europe back onto a path of freedom instead of national and cultural suicide. • • • EUROPE FACES HUGE MIGRANT PROBLEMS. If you still think President Trump was exaggerating or telling lies about the situation in the UK and Europe, consider these facts from John Bolton's Gatestone Institute. • • • GERMANY. Soeren Kern wrote on December 2 about last week's Africa Union - EU Conference. Kern said : "The African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit, held in in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on November 29-30, 2017, has ended in abject failure after the 55 African and 28 European leaders attending the event were unable to agree on even basic measures to prevent potentially tens of millions of African migrants from flooding Europe. Despite high expectations and grand statements, the only concrete decision to come out of Abidjan was the promise to evacuate 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya." BUT, Kern says more than six million migrants are waiting in countries around the Mediterranean to cross into Europe, quoting a classified German government report leaked to Bild. The report said that one million people are waiting in Libya; another one million are waiting in Egypt, 720,000 in Jordan, 430,000 in Algeria, 160,000 in Tunisia, and 50,000 in Morocco. More than three million others who are waiting in Turkey are currently prevented from crossing into Europe by the EU's migrant deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The former head of the British embassy in Benghazi, Joe Walker-Cousins, told Kern that : "as many as a million migrants from countries across Africa are already on the way to Libya and Europe. The EU's efforts to train a Libyan coast guard was 'too little and too late.' My informants in the area tell me there are potentially one million migrants, if not more, already coming up through the pipeline from central Africa and the Horn of Africa." The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, says Europe is "underestimating" the scale and severity of the migration crisis and that "millions of Africans" will flood the continent in the next few years unless urgent action is taken. In an interview with Il Messagero, Tajani said there would be an exodus "of biblical proportions that would be impossible to stop" if Europe fails to confront the problem now : "Population growth, climate change, desertification, wars, famine in Somalia and Sudan. These are the factors that are forcing people to leave. When people lose hope, they risk crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean because it is worse to stay at home, where they run enormous risks. If we don't confront this soon, we will find ourselves with millions of people on our doorstep within five years. Today we are trying to solve a problem of a few thousand people, but we need to have a strategy for millions of people." • According to a new UN report, "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision," Africa's population is expected to jump by 1.3 billion, from 1.2 billion in 2017 to 2.5 billion in 2050. Between 2017 and 2050, the populations of 26 African countries are projected to expand to at least double their current size. Beyond 2050, Africa is forecast to be the only region in the world still experiencing "substantial population growth" -- the continent's share of the global population is forecast to increase from 17% in 2017 to 40% by 2100, according to the report. Africa currently is the youngest continent in the world: 60% of Africa's population is under 25, compared to 32% in North America and 27% in Europe. The EU's 28 states have a GDP of $18 trillion, nine times Africa's $2 trillion. • Kern also quoted the director of the United Nations office in Geneva, Michael Møller, who warned in a London Timesintervies that Europe must prepare for the arrival of millions more migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East : "What we have been seeing is one of the biggest human migrations in history. And it's just going to accelerate. Young people all have cellphones and they can see what's happening in other parts of the world, and that acts as a magnet." • German Development Minister Gerd Müller has echoed that warning. Kern auopte Müller as well : "The biggest migration movements are still ahead: Africa's population will double in the next decades. A country like Egypt will grow to 100 million people, Nigeria to 400 million. In our digital age with the internet and mobile phones, everyone knows about our prosperity and lifestyle." Müller added that only 10% of those currently on the move have reached Europe : "Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way." • The Financial Times published an article by Gideon Rachman, who explained Europe's predicament : "One possible reaction for Europe is to accept that migration from the rest of the world is inevitable -- and embrace it wholeheartedly. Europe's debt-ridden economies need an injection of youth and dynamism. Who will staff their old-age homes and building sites if not immigrants from the rest of the world? But even those Europeans who make the case for immigration tend to argue that, of course, newcomers to the continent must all accept 'European values.' That may be unrealistic...Many immigrants from the Middle East and Africa bring much more conservative and sexist attitudes with them. It will take more than a few civics classes to change that....It may be possible for island nations surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, such as Japan or Australia, to maintain strict controls on immigration. It will be all but impossible for an EU that is part of a Eurasian landmass and is separated from Africa only by narrow stretches of the Mediterranean." • In another article, Soeren Kern, a Senior Fellow at the New York-based Gatestone Institute, wrote about a trial and judicial leniency in Hamburg -- available at < https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11459/germany-migrants-attack-police >. Kern, a specialist in German migration, quoted Freddi Lohse, the Vice Chairman of the DPolG German Police Union in Hamburg, who said that many migrant offenders view the leniency of the German justice system as a green light to continue delinquent behavior : "They are used to tougher consequences in their home countries. They have no respect for us." • Violent attacks against German police have reached epidemic proportions, and Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policy is to blame, official statistics show, says Kern : "The Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA) reported 36,755 attacks against German police in 2016 -- or an average of 100 per day, a significant increase over previous years. Violence -- including verbal and physical assaults, and even murder -- against police is rampant in all 16 of Germany's federal states. According to the BKA, the epicenter of the problem in 2016 was North Rhine-Westphalia (8,929 incidents), the state with the largest migrant population, followed by: Bavaria (4,930); Baden-Württemberg (4,355); Berlin (3,154); Lower Saxony (3,030); Hesse (1,870); Saxony (1,573); Rhineland-Palatinate (1,537); Hamburg (1,339); Thüringen (1,228); Schleswig-Holstein (1,237); Brandenburg (1,009); Saxony-Anhalt (899); Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (658); Saarland (521); and Bremen (486). Preliminary data, recently leaked to German public radio, indicate that in terms of violence against German law enforcement officers, 2017 will be a record-breaking year. In Berlin alone, attacks against police this year are up 70% in Görlitzer Park, 35% at the Warsaw Bridge and 15% at Kottbusser Tor, according to the Berliner Morgenpost." • Official statistics don't reveal the source of the violence, says Kern, but they do show a spike in attacks against police since 2015, when Merkel allowed into the country more than a million migrants, mostly Moslem, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Anecdotal evidence corroborates claims by police that migrants are behind many of the attacks. Kern gives this account : "In Gelsenkirchen, for instance, two police officers stopped a driver after he ran a red light. The driver stepped out of the car and ran away. When police caught up with him, they were confronted by more than 50 members of an Arab clan. A 15-year-old attacked a policeman from behind and strangled him to the point of unconsciousness. In another incident, police were surrounded and physically assaulted by more than 60 members of an Arab clan. Senior members of the Gelsenkirchen police department subsequently held a secret meeting with representatives of three Arab clans in order to 'cultivate social peace between Germans and Lebanese.' A leaked police report revealed that the clans told Police Chief Ralf Feldmann that 'the police cannot win a war with the Lebanese because we outnumber them.' The clan members added: 'This applies to all of Gelsenkirchen, if we so choose.' In nearby Duisburg, a police officer asked a man to move his car, which was illegally parked. The man refused and began shouting at the officer. Within minutes, more than 250 people appeared at the scene and began harassing the police officer, who called for backup. More than 50 policemen and 18 police vehicles were required to resolve what had begun as a routine traffic procedure....In Mülheim, around 80 members of two rival clans got into a mass brawl following a dispute between two teenagers. When police arrived, they were attacked with bottles and stones. More than 100 police, backed up by helicopters, were deployed to restore order. Five people were taken into custody but then released. In Dortmund, more than 40 migrants engaged in a fight at a refugee shelter. When police arrived, they were 'massively attacked' by the mob. Police used dogs to restore order. In Bremen, a 25-year-old man was stabbed by a group of migrants in the Huchting district. When police arrived to investigate, they were immediately surrounded by a mob of between 30 and 40 men. Police used teargas and dogs to restore order. In Fellbach, 60 migrant teenagers attacked police at the 70th annual Harvest Festival. Police described the youths as 'exclusively German citizens with a migration background and other migrants.' The youths were said to be engaged in 'turf wars.' In Leipzig, an Iraqi man was stabbed and seriously injured during a mass brawl in front of a Kebab restaurant. When police intervened, the mob attacked them with bottles and stones. In Naumburg, police confiscated the driver's license of Ahmed A., a 21-year-old member of a Syrian clan, during a traffic stop. Almost immediately, police were surrounded by a mob of other clan members. The police retreated. The mob then marched to the police station, which they proceeded to sack. In Würzburg, a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker brandishing an axe and shouting "Allahu Akbar" seriously injured five people on a train. The assailant was shot dead by police after he charged at them with the axe. Green Party MP Renate Künast criticized the police for using lethal force. • Some municipalities are taking measures to protect police. In Mainz, where violence against police has jumped by more than 50% since 2014, police are now being outfitted with bodycams to deter violence. In Bremen, police have been supplied with 'anti-spit-masks' to prevent detainees from assaulting police. Kern notes that in a bestselling book, German police officer Tania Kambouri blamed the deteriorating security situation on migrants who have no respect for law and order. In an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio, she said : 'For weeks, months and years I have noticed that Moslems, mostly young men, do not have even a minimum level of respect for the police. When we are out patrolling the streets, we are verbally abused by young Moslems. There is the body language, and insults like 'sh*t cop' when passing by. If we make a traffic stop, the aggression increases ever further, this is overwhelmingly the case with migrants. I wish these problems were recognized and clearly addressed. If necessary, laws need to be strengthened. It is also very important that the judiciary, that the judges issue effective rulings. It cannot be that offenders continue to fill the police files, hurt us physically, insult us, whatever, and there are no consequences. Many cases are closed or offenders are released on probation or whatever. Yes, what is happening in the courts today is a joke.' " • • • GREECE. Gatestone Institute on Sunday published a report by Greek journalist Maria Polizoidou, which you can read at < https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11438/greece-terrorism >. Polizoidou quotes former Greel prime minister Antonis Samaras : These illegal immigrants "come to Europe looking for 'opportunities,' but do not accept any of the responsibilities of an open democracy. They usually engage in all kinds of smuggling: Drugs, trafficking, and even 'jihad.' We cannot allow that." • François Heisbourg, IISS Council Chair at the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies, says : "Jihadists are ideologues...They see the world as a battle between believers and unbelievers. Therefore no one is 'immune( to their agenda." • Polizoidou says : "Appeasing radical Moslems through open-border policies -- and by surrendering national identity to multiculturalism -- has the opposite of the intended effect. Allowing unfettered entry, rather than causing the immigrants to integrate and liberalize, and leading to friendly ties with Moslem-majority countries, has instead led to their further radicalization." Polizoidou notes Samaras' comments at a recent conference in Rome, held by the think tank European Ideas Network : "European democracies in the Mediterranean are in danger of being swept away by a tsunami of uncontrolled immigration. We cannot allow this. Our societies cannot stand it. The European Union itself cannot stand it... [More than] one million 'foreigners' passed then  through Greece and ended up in various countries of the European Union, mainly in Northern and Central Europe. Some of them were real refugees, from Syria and Iraq. But most of them were illegal immigrants from other countries of the world. Today it is estimated that the true refugees that are still coming are 20% of the total or fewer. The rest are illegal immigrants." These illegal immigrants, Samaras said, "come to Europe looking for 'opportunities,' but do not accept any of the responsibilities of an open democracy. They usually engage in all kinds of smuggling: Drugs, trafficking, and even 'jihad.' We cannot allow that. Freedom and the openness of our societies also entail responsibilities. And full respect to our laws, of course. 'Moochers' of our democratic system can destroy it.' " • During September, when the conference took place, another 4,000 illegal immigrants and refugees arrived on the Greek islands, overwhelming local communities ill-equipped to receive them. Yet absorption is only one of the difficulties Greek authorities have been facing. Equally, if not more, problematic is the concern that terrorists posing as asylum-seekers may be among the masses flowing into the country. Polizoidou says that : "According to reports in the Greek press, they have good reason to suspect this is happening. Since the beginning of the migrant crisis in 2015, when it emerged that ISIS-trained terrorists were infiltrating Europe from Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, Greek police have been monitoring some 80 makeshift mosques that have sprung up in the greater Athens area. Aside from the fact that none of these houses of worship is legal -- the first official mosque in Athens since the end of Ottoman rule 150 years ago is under construction and is expected to open its doors only in the coming months -- some are also affiliated with the Moslem Brotherhood. This infiltration of terrorists is undoubtedly among the reasons for a police drill being conducted throughout October in Athens. The drill, dubbed 'Tyfonas (typhoon) II,' involved members of Greece's elite special forces and anti-riot units simulating terrorist attacks, such as vehicular-rammings, shootings, stabbings and bombings in urban areas." • And, as in the UK, where socialist politicians want to bar President Trump, in an interview with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) -- in the aftermath of the August 17 terrorist attacks in Spain, where 14 people were killed and another 120 were wounded -- Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas, from the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), rejected the notion that Greece, which he reportedly referred to as a "pillar of stability in Europe and the Mediterranean," could become a target of ISIS. He said that terrorism could only be defeated through peace in the Middle East. Toskas, like fellow members of the political echelon and intelligentsia in Greece, are making the same mistake as their European counterparts in relation to Islamic imperialism. As terrorist attacks across Western Europe have illustrated, appeasing radical Moslems through open-border policies -- and by surrendering national identity to multiculturalism -- has the opposite of the intended effect. Allowing unfettered entry, rather than causing the immigrants to integrate and liberalize, and leading to friendly ties with Moslem-majority countries, has instead led to their further radicalization." • • • DEAR READERS, while President Trump occasionally uses shock tactics to make his very serious points, the migrant problem he is calling out is real and threatens to overwhelm the West and Christianity because the appeasement, head-in-the-sand socialists of Europe and the aggressive open border globalists in the US do not intend to listen to the majority, either in Europe or in America. Donald Trump knows this and is fighting hard to build the coalition needed to win -- that is the right word, because there will be no grand compromise from the Progressive Left that will give Christian ideals and constitutional liberties and freedom their place in the globalist socialist world they envision. Americans are sheltered because their media do not report the daily assault on European communities by migrants who are neither grateful for being in Europe nor ready to be assimilated. Rather, they are now forming "clans" that are protecting their "territories" from local and national law enforcement agents. That is the beginning of even more "no-go zones" -- and be sure, no matter what you read in the MSM, that there are no-go zones all over Europe. • Recenty, MSNBC -- who else??? -- MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted : "This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority...have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority." That's right. MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks that rural Americans are “the core threat to our democracy” and pointed to a series of tweets by liberal author Jared Yates Sexton that claimed Trump supporters “do not believe in the Constitution or any founding principles unless they're advantageous” as proof of her far-left theory. Sexton had tweeted that “Midwesterners put up Confederate flags” because of “racism” but also “dream of being able to rise up and remake this country into a fascist place....With Trump's base showing strong preferences for authoritarianism, and continuing to support a serial predator of children, it's time to look this problem in its face." That inspired MSNBC's Joy Reid to mock rural Americans. Sexton, while apparently trying to seek an uprising against Middle America, said : “This isn't a political problem. This is a societal issue, a major, major existential problem with who we are and how we view the world.” He continued, saying the problem isn’t about Democrats and Republicans but rather “a substantial group in this country who are okay with a President who would stamp out free speech, free press, and are comfortable with foreign influence and collusion.” Sexton said the people he was referencing don’t care about mass shootings, support fascism and “didn't blink when a woman was murdered by white "supremacists,” -- an apparent reference to the killing in Charlottesville last August. Sexton went on : “They only care about our laws and customs when they help them. They do not believe in the Constitution or any founding principles unless they're advantageous. They've always been here. They've been slaveholders. They've been confederates. They've been our neighbors. They've been our family. Republicans fostered them as a means to push their policies and leveraged their worst instincts. Now, they've lost hold of the leash and have been taken over from the inside.” Sexton said Trump “didn’t create” the issue but “is the total personification of this worldview....there's literally no telling what they'll stand by” and noted that “there are Americans who hold Adolf Hitler in high regard” because he had “good” ideas. If people like Trump continue to push them further, there's literally no telling what they'll allow or what they'll support. This is how a democracy backslides into a fascist state,” Sexton wrote. • To have a national media host call rural America a "core threat" to our democracy is both an arrogant insult and ignorant. And, it represents the divide that is real in every corner of America and Europe. President Trump, with his plain-speaking truth and toughness, is our defender.