Yeah, I have problem with number 1, too. Its really annoying. A simple link with the headline as the click to is fine, but all the other bombast is just plain worthless. Rubbing somebody's nose in bs is self defeating.
Just to be clear, I do not admire Trump in any way shape or form. I see him as an opportunity to change the way things are done, that is to change the SOP. We, this country, have reached the point were we are at a Mexican Standoff within the two sides of the established power structure that controls this country. Something has to give. The only two I see capable are Sanders and Trump. HRC is the status quo. If the choice is between HRC and Trump, its a slam dunk. Bernie and Trump, I'd have to think about it and see how it would unfold.
Either one of those two is a train wreck in DC waiting to happen and that is what I am voting for.
Crazy that the USA and UK have been slating China for their treatment of the riots in Hong Kong while the USA actually acts worse than China when there's riots in the USA. There's loads of films of the US cops attacking media people including foreign media like the BBC and some German journalists. Loads of film of the US cops attacking peaceful protesters. Film of the US military tear gassing peaceful protesters so Trump can have a photo-opportunity to play to the bible belt.
More protesters have died in the USA riots than in the Hong Kong riots (2 deaths in Hong Kong - 1 a guy fell in a car park and the other where a brick thrown by a protester hit an old man in the head) despite the fact the Hong Kong riots have been ongoing for 444 days and the USA riots aren't even a week old.... "five killed in US riots".
"As WXYZ TV, an ABC News affiliate, reported, a Detroit Police Department spokesperson said, "A grey Dodge Durango pulled up and fired into the crowd, striking a 19-year-old man." The shooting did not involve police."
How embarrassing is it for Americans that the Chinese, Iranians and Russians can, quite legitimately, criticise the American authorities approach to the current situation and their historical racist attitudes towards African Americans?
Update: Trump just gave a brief law-and -order speech in the Rose Garden, invoking 1807 law to mobilize US military. They cleared out Lafayette Park so, it appears, Trump can go to St.John Episcopal Church. Posing outside holding a bible. A photo op. Epic leadership fail. Stunning.
Smart! The man knows where some of his voter base is. Winning.
(Dude on the right is an ordained minister ... so... Same?)