Trump Applauds Saudi King On Twitter For Jailing His Political Enemies And It’s Disgusting

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Donald Trump could barely contain his excitement and envy over Saudi Arabian King Mohammed bin Salman’s recent move of rounding up and jailing his political opposition.

On Twitter, Trump seemed to beam with pride expressing his “confidence” in King Salman’s authoritarian-style leadership, accusing those arrested of “milking” Salman’s “country for years!”

Following Trump’s tweets, Twitter opened the floodgates of mockery on the dictator wannabe.

All joking aside, Trump’s history of flirting with dictators and endorsing violence against his political opposition should be of great concern to the American people. For example, Politifact published a report in July, after White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders vehemently denied Trump’s history of encouraging violence against protesters, that proved once again that the Trump administration can’t tell the truth about anything.

“Do you have any reaction to that sentiment, that conversations like this create an atmosphere that is either dangerous or one we need to avoid?” Garrett asked.

Huckabee Sanders responded, “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary. And he was simply pushing back and defending himself.”

Politifact then gave the clearest example of how Trump did indeed encourage violence.

In February 2016, during his campaign for president, Trump told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, “So I got a little notice. We have wonderful security guys. It said, ‘Mr. Trump, there may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience.’ So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Just knock the hell …. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise.”

As a review of the video shows, Trump is not smiling or chuckling as if this was intended as a joke.

This record, as well as his crusade against the mainstream media for not reporting his actions and behavior in a flattering light (unlike Fox News), may be the precursor for a severe constitutional crisis down the road that puts the First Amendment itself in danger.

Before dismissing this warning as “left-wing” political hyperbole, it’s important to remember the role that underestimation has played so far in Trump’s rise to power. It’s possible, if not likely, that Trump could see a second term despite his unpopularity.

Thanks to Trump and his media sycophants, we now find ourselves living in a society where “alternative facts” and “alternate truths” are a reality within segments of the population, and Trump has managed to put his brand on these flawed perceptions.

As Trump rounds the corner towards the end of his first year in office, the damage that he’s managed to inflict on the American people and the world at large is incalculable, and if voters don’t take action in 2018 and 2020, we may soon see the end of our democratic republic and the beginning of our Founding Fathers’ worst nightmare.

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