President Trump fuels America’s cold civil war
- Editor’s note: The volume and scope of news from and about Trump’s world exponentially increased the last 4 days!
- Leading headlines you may have missed are as follows:
CNN: Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed
Trump Breaks With U.S. History of Global Cooperation in Eradicating Diseases
More Than Ever, Trump Casts Himself as the Defender of White America – “After a summer when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets protesting racial injustice against Black Americans, President Trump has made it clear over the last few days that, in his view, the country’s real race problem is bias against white Americans,” by Peter Baker, The New York Times.
White House has talked to VA secretary about taking Pentagon job if Trump fires Esper
Trump calls on fans to bombard Atlantic co-owner [Steve Jobs’ wife] after story claims he called dead soldiers ‘losers’
CNN Analysis: Trump calls on Fox News to fire reporter who confirmed part of story
Former defense secretary Chuck Hagel says Trump’s word and actions ‘on the record’ corroborates Atlantic report of him belittling American veterans
CNN anchor and military spouse Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Trump’s attacks on military members and their families
Ex-US Army captain: Troops knew about Trump before article [in The Atlantic]
Retired U.S. Army colonel and former member of the National Security Council Jeff McCausland: Trump’s ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ troops scandal is one final call to action for America – Trump is a figure born of privilege who views people as pawns. But the sacrifices made by my family, and by millions of my fellow veterans, must not be erased.
WaPo: Trump, under fire for alleged comments about veterans, has a long history of disparaging military service
FBI agent who helped launch Russia investigation says Trump was ‘compromised’
WaPo: In new book, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen describes alleged episodes of racism and says president likes how Putin runs Russia [Cohen’s book “Disloyal: A Memoir,” is published today]
Michael Cohen: Trump said Stormy Daniels payoff was ‘a lot less than I would have to pay Melania’
After the Pentagon announced de-funding Stars and Stripes, Trump, “says that the Defense Dept. ‘will NOT be cutting funding’ to Stars and Stripes, the military’s historic independent newspaper.
Trump Admin Faces Injunction for Trying to End 2020 Census Counting Prematurely
WaPo: [USPS’s] Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later reimbursed, former employees say
Common Dreams: Postmaster General Urged to ‘Immediately Step Aside’ as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into [Criminal] Campaign Finance Fraud Allegations
NYT: How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills, [and] has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.
The most troubling reveals from Melania Trump’s ex-best friend’s new book- “revelations about the email servers should be of interest to a much broader audience“
Former U.S. attorney and University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance: Ending federal anti-racism trainings reveals Trump’s commitment to white supremacy
It will take years to repair the damage Trump’s inflicted on the US military, [Sen. Jack] Reed [D-RI] says
Trump fixates on the promise of a vaccine — real or not — as key to reelection bid
Inside QAnon, what is it and why its supporters are running for office [and support Trump]
WaPo’s David Ignatius: Trump’s bad marriage with the military has finally exploded
WaPo’s Ashley Parker: Trump and allies ratchet up disinformation efforts in late stage of campaign
CNN: Carl Bernstein: ‘Donald Trump is the big lie’
Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Senate Russia report proves Trump collusion was very real. But do voters care?
WaPo: Trump again suggests voting in person after mailing ballot, calling system untrustworthy
The Trump campaign has legal battles in 5 states to limit mail-in voting expansions [Ed. note: Many White Americans will get to experience what voter suppression has felt like to Blacks.]
Bernie Sanders warns that Trump may not concede the election