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Merkel Declines to Die for Trump [Update*2: Trump Postpones G7 to At Least September]

Those leaders have been onto Trump for a long time!!





"European G7 leaders are concerned that Trump may simply want to use their visit for an election-year photo op, and as a basis for declaring the world is getting back to work — thanks to him"



https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/29/1948691/-Merkel-Declines-to-Die-for-Trump?utm_campaign=trending



Merkel Declines to Die for Trump [Update*2: Trump Postpones G7 to At Least September]

Friday May 29, 2020 · 9:08 PM CDT


A little over a week ago, Trump announced he wanted to have the G7 leaders meet in person in July. (The United States is this year’s host.) First it was going to be at Camp David, which is bad enough as a pandemic breeding ground, but then he changed to the White House, which is an even tighter space. I posted a diary back then, Is Trump Trying to Kill the G7 Leaders, with a poll where the choices were “Sure, we’ll die for your ego” or “Shove it (insert more diplomatic language).” 98% of you picked the latter.

Well, it turns out the 98% were right. Merkel rebuffs Trump invitation to G7 summit. (What, you were expecting anything else?)


BERLIN — Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G7 summit, which the U.S. president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis.

OK, she did the diplomatic version of “shove it”:

"The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told POLITICO Friday.


"She will of course continue to monitor the development of the pandemic."

No great surprise, she and the others saw right through his scheme:

But while officials said Merkel's reluctance to attend the G7 summit was primarily based on the ongoing health situation, they also said European G7 leaders are concerned that Trump may simply want to use their visit for an election-year photo op, and as a basis for declaring the world is getting back to work — thanks to him.


She is also, politico.eu reminds us, a research scientist and based her decision on science.

... did Obama, Bush, Clinton or Bush sr need the national guard to protect the White House?

Spot on question.
I really do not even think that Trump believes this anger is directed at him.



https://twitter.com/FrancesNaggs/status/1266991868384030720?s=20


My memory is bad but did Obama, Bush, Clinton or Bush sr need the national guard to protect the White House?

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Advantage Biden, with risks; Trump disapproval grows: POLL

Source: abc




Biden holds a lead over Trump among registered voters.

May 30, 2020, 11:00 PM



Joe Biden holds a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but that's sliced in half among those certain to vote, reflecting challenges for Biden in terms of voter commitment and enthusiasm alike.

Trump has his own risks, including sharply negative views of the economy and greater criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. His overall job approval rating is back under water, 45-53% among all Americans, with a seven-point rise in disapproval since late March.




Trump's rating specifically for handling the outbreak is a nearly identical 46-53%, with approval down 5 percentage points and disapproval up 8 in the past two months. The margin worsens in terms of strong sentiment: The number who strongly disapprove of his work on the crisis exceeds those who strongly approve by 15 points, 43 versus 28%.

Neither is popular in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. ........................

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/advantage-biden-risks-trump-disapproval-grows-poll/story?id=70962322



another 6 plus LONG months!








Outrage over Trump's tweet on looting and shooting
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Outrage over Trump's tweet on looting and shooting The president posted the same message on Facebook, but the social media platform decided not to intervene.

everyone is kneeling in front of the trump tower #chicagoprotest



https://twitter.com/ryanasmith94/status/1266841262277222400?s=20
everyone is kneeling in front of the trump tower #chicagoprotest

https://twitter.com/mihngis/status/1266844645805391872?s=20


https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1266876165320515586?s=20


https://twitter.com/CaslerNoel/status/1266740860122738688?s=20


https://twitter.com/emmstarr/status/1266844914953969666?s=20





LIVE---outside the W PH:rotesters knock down White House security barricades as anger mounts across





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Protesters knock down White House security barricades as anger mounts across the US over George Floyd’s death
People are gathering in cities across the US on Saturday as protests over George Floyd’s death continue for a fifth day. Floyd died after he was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers. One of the officers, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

https://twitter.com/i/events/1265874933432737792?s=13

Protestors knock down White House security's barricade as tensions mount over Floyd's death

Source: the hill


By Marina Pitofsky - 05/30/20 07:19 PM EDT

© Getty Images

Protests broke out near the White House Saturday, with demonstrators pushing down multiple security barricades and some clashing with police, according to multiple reports.

WTOP reporter Alejandro Alvarez shared video from the scene Saturday, showing protesters pushing against a crowd of police officers.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) shared video of the protest earlier Saturday, in which protesters can be heard chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!”


Protests have erupted nationwide over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died earlier this week in police custody after bystander video showed an officer kneeling on his neck.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/500299-protestors-knock-down-white-house-securitys-barricade-as-tensions-mount-over







https://twitter.com/aletweetsnews/status/1266830233988202497?s=20

DC mayor blasts 'gross' Trump tweet threatening 'vicious dogs' at White House

Source: the hill


By J. Edward Moreno - 05/30/20 02:15 PM EDT



Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) fired back Saturday at President Trump's tweets threatening to handle protesters demonstrating in front of the White House with "vicious dogs" and the "most ominous weapons" if they breached the building's fence.

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“I thought the president’s remarks were gross. To make a reference to vicious dogs is no subtle reminder to African Americans of segregationists who let dogs out on innocent [people],” Bowser said at a press conference Saturday.

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“These attacks are an attack on humanity. They are an attack on black Americans, and they make my city less safe,” Bowser said.
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Earlier Saturday, Trump accused Bowser of refusing to allow the city’s police department to help the Secret Service during Friday's protest outside the White House. The Secret Service later confirmed that D.C. police officers were at the protest.

“My police department will always protect D.C. and all who live and visit here. In fact, that's exactly what we did last night. Nobody needed to ask the Metropolitan Police to get involved because they already have,” Bowser said Saturday, referring to the District’s municipal police force.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/500273-dc-mayor-blasts-gross-trump-tweet-warning-about-vicious-dogs-at-white-house



OMG. Trump lies and accuses Bowser of not allowing the DC police dept help with the crowd. But she corrected him--and so did the Secret Service. Trump just makes stuff up. damn

Every Single Worker On One Tennessee Farm Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Source: Crooks and Liars




5/30/20 9:10am

Advocates are sounding an alarm bell—it's going to get worse as the harvest around the country ramps up.
By Joan McCarter


"Every Single Worker Has Covid at One U.S. Farm on Eve of Harvest." Read that headline one more time: "Every Single Worker Has Covid at One U.S. Farm on Eve of Harvest." That farm is in Tennessee. A farm in New Jersey has more than 50 workers with the virus, and in a neighboring county nearly 60 more on another farm have been ill. An Oneida, New York greenhouse operation growing tomatoes and strawberries reported nearly 170 infected workers.

These are among the most vulnerable essential workers in the U.S. Essential because they're providing our food. Vulnerable because so many are noncitizen immigrants who don't have access the medical care and live, work, and travel in cramped, crowded situations. Advocates are sounding an alarm bell—it's going to get worse as the harvest around the country ramps up. "We're watching very, very nervously—the agricultural harvest season is only starting now," Michael Dale, executive director of the Northwest Workers' Justice Project in Portland, Oregon, told Bloomberg. "I don't think we're ready. I don't think we're prepared."


"There is woefully inadequate surveillance of what's happening with Covid-19 and farm workers," echoed Erik Nicholson, an official with the United Farm Workers. "There is no central reporting, which is crazy because these are essential businesses." Henderson Farms in Evansville, Tennessee—where every worker has the virus—said they tested the workers out of an "abundance of caution," and now all of them are in isolation on the farm. Most are asymptomatic. "We take our responsibility to protect the essential workers feeding the nation through the pandemic seriously," Henderson Farms Co. said in a statement to Bloomberg. "In addition to continuing our policy of providing free healthcare, we have implemented additional measures to support workers directly impacted by Covid-19, including those in isolation as per the latest public health guidelines. We are working closely with public health officials in Rhea County, Tennessee, to ensure we can continue to deliver our high standard of care as we support our workers and our community through these unprecedented times."
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The only action the Trump administration has taken has been to waive interview requirements for guest workers coming into the U.S. and to exempt farmworkers from the temporary immigration ban it has imposed. There are not specific protections in place for the migrant farmworkers. Last week, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, a California Democrat, and 71 of his colleagues wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging that protections for them be included in the next response bill. They want free testing for all farmworkers, training and education in every applicable language, personal protective equipment including masks for every worker, and hand-washing stations. .....................................................

Read more: https://crooksandliars.com/2020/05/every-single-worker-one-tennessee-farm-has










Every Single Worker On One Tennessee Farm Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 Image from: Flickr

**St. Paul Mayor says every single person who was arrested Friday night was from out of state.

Maybe some of those Trump dogs should be guarding these mayors??




St. Paul Mayor says every single person who was arrested Friday night was from out of state.

https://twitter.com/politicususa/status/1266749741708259330?s=20


https://twitter.com/ethelk2044/status/1266749945434038273?s=20

Trump claims DC protesters will be met with 'the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons' in Tw

Source: raw story


Published 2 hours ago on May 30, 2020

By Tom Boggioni


In a rapid-fire series of tweets on Saturday morning, Donald Trump boasted about the security being given to him by the Secret Service as protests grip the streets of Washington, D.C., and warned protesters to stay away from the White House.

The president also promised anyone who breached security they would be met with ‘”the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons.”




Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-claims-dc-protesters-will-be-met-with-the-most-vicious-dogs-and-most-ominous-weapons-in-twitter-rant/



Seriously. Is this the USA??--where the US President can talk like this??==damn



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Trump claims DC protesters will be met with ‘the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons’ in Twitter rant -

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