Ben Carson compared slaves to immigrants seeking a better life in his first official address Monday as Housing and Urban Development Secretary, setting off an uproar on social media.
In what appears to be an embarrassing pattern of mis-steps on race for the Trump administration, Carson told a room packed with hundreds of federal workers that the Africans captured, sold and transported to America against their will had the same hopes and dreams as early immigrants.
“That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less,” said Carson, speaking extemporaneously as he paced the room with a microphone. “But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
OK, let’s deal with a certain flaw in this logic:
The early slaves weren’t thinking about prosperity and happiness. They were facing abuse, torture and murder. And that’s what they expected for their children, because before the civil war, there was no hope for freedom.
The mango-hued Shitgibbon (thanks Mock Paper Scissors) ordered a raid on Yemen. It went south and a Navy SEAL died. So surely, he’ll man up to the fact that it was his responsibility and he takes full blame:
In an interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday morning, Trump said the mission “was started before I got here.”
He noted that the operation was something his generals “were looking at for a long time doing.”
“This was something that was, you know, just — they wanted to do,” Trump said. “ And they came to see me and they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected.”
When a leader of a country list groups as enemies, he’s telling his followers to attack.
And the lying duck’s followers are crazy people. Consider:
What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.
This idiot, who was acting on the epitome of fake news promoted by the mouthpieces of the Red Menace, took an automatic weapon into a place where parents take children to have a good time, because he believe the conspiracy theories the pump truppets were spewing.
He should be in jail for the rest of his life, but there are a lot more people out there who are just like him.
By now, you should know that Orange Marmalade has banned U.S. entry of Muslims from certain countries. (From the Washington Post):
The president’s order, signed Friday, suspends admission to the United States of all refugees for 120 days and bars for 90 days the entry of any citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
And you should also know that Il Douchey has business interest in certain predominantly Muslim countries. A few examples from the Independent of the U.K., Bloomberg and Mic Network.
Trump’s International Golf Club conglomerate is close to completing a 7,205-yard golf course in Dubai. Trump’s United Arab Emirates business partners originally said that Trump’s stance on Muslims in the U.S. won’t affect the golf course deal.
Ivanka Trump, the business tycoon’s daughter and executive vice president of development & acquisitions for the Trump Organization, told the Hotelier Middle East that the company’s luxury line of hotels, Trump Hotel Collection, plans to build hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in an exclusive interview in May.
The international airline Qatar Airways has had a New York office in the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Trump lists two companies on his FEC filing possibly related to business in Egypt: Trump Marks Egypt and Trump Marks Egypt LLC.
Trump Hotels has plans to open two properties in Indonesia with MNC Group, a Jakarta-based media company. He received up to $5 million in royalties for each property last year, according to his personal financial disclosure.
Now, if you look at the Muslim countries President Hookerpiss has banned, and you look at the Muslim countries where he’s making money, notice that one of these things is not like the other.
For historical context:
Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957 or 1958.
President Hookerpiss takes the oath of office, gives a speech that defies reality and the day turns to shit:
I’m in D.C. Early in the morning, the streets were filled with military and my first thought was “is this going to be what life is like in Trump’s America?” I eventually ended up on this block and saw the fires, and the pepper spray and the concussion grenades and the riot squad. I made my way out of there as soon as I could.
When you’re the president, and you vow to end “American carnage” (where the fuck do you get that from, by the way?) in front of a couple hundred thousand mouth breathers, don’t be surprised when asshole anarchists, who are just looking for a reason to smash things, take you up on your word. But I really believe the anarchists were Lugenorange supporters who intruded on the crowds to make the protesters look bad (see “rat fuckers” and Republicans).
And no, this isn’t the fault of liberals. I was in Washington four years ago when a million people (four times the size of your crowd, you cinnamon dipstick) gathered at the National Mall for the ceremony. I could bicycle around the city. The military and police presence wasn’t noticeable and never really didn’t cross my mind, because I wasn’t thinking that an amateur Mussolini would do things that would make the military have to take over the streets.