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A mass murderer’s love song to Trump

“We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte, who calls himself a “toughie,” brags that he’s personally killed many people and likes to compare himself to Hitler. He’s been on a murderous rampage since his election last year.

In the name of eliminating the drug trade, Duterte has unleashed a massive military assault across the country, not merely targeting dealers, but also anyone alleged to even use drugs. His onslaught is a human rights atrocity, with untold thousands being executed in what are antiseptically termed “extra judicial killings” — that is, murders.

Yet the present president of the United States says Duterte is his new buddy. Trump stressed in their official discussions the Philippine president can count on him and the U.S. (which includes you and me) to be a friend. And,

Read more at: http://www.salina.com/opinion/20171206/mass-murderers-love-song-to-trump

A mass murderer’s love song to Trump

“We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte, who calls himself a “toughie,” brags that he’s personally killed many people and likes to compare himself to Hitler. He’s been on a murderous rampage since his election last year.

In the name of eliminating the drug trade, Duterte has unleashed a massive military assault across the country, not merely targeting dealers, but also anyone alleged to even use drugs. His onslaught is a human rights atrocity, with untold thousands being executed in what are antiseptically termed “extra judicial killings” — that is, murders.

Yet the present president of the United States says Duterte is his new buddy. Trump stressed in their official discussions the Philippine president can count on him and the U.S. (which includes you and me) to be a friend. And,

Read more at: http://www.ottawaherald.com/opinion/20171206/mass-murderers-love-song-to-trump

Mass murderer’s love song to Trump

By Jim Hightower

OtherWords

“We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte, who calls himself a “toughie,” brags that he’s personally killed many people and likes to compare himself to Hitler. He’s been on a murderous rampage since his election last year.

In the name of eliminating the drug trade, Duterte has unleashed a massive military assault across the country, not merely targeting dealers, but also anyone alleged to even use drugs. His onslaught is a human rights atrocity, with untold thousands being executed in what are antiseptically termed “extra judicial killings” – that is, murders.

Yet the present president of the United States says Duterte is his new buddy. Trump stressed in their official discussions that the Philippine president can count on him and the U.S. (which includes you and me) to be a friend. And, as a

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/nov/25/mass-murderers-love-song-to-trump/?newswatch

Newsweek Headline Compares Trump To Mass Murderer

A Newsweek headline Monday seemed to compare President Donald Trump’s use of language to galvanize his followers with that of serial killer Charles Mason.

The Newsweek article, headlined “How Murderer Charles Manson And Donald Trump Used Language To Gain Followers,” discussed how Manson used language to garner followers to help him in his gruesome murder schemes by citing a psychoanalyst, while dropping in a paragraph on how Trump used language to garner supporters.

“According to psychoanalyst Mark Smaller, past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, part of Manson’s power lay in the type of language he used. Notably, Manson was able to speak in a way that engaged those who felt marginalized or alienated,” a Newsweek reporter wrote.

Smaller, the psychoanalyst, emphasized that he didn’t see any similarities between Trump and Mason or Trump supporters and those who followed Mason. But Smaller added that Trump used certain language in an

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/21/newsweek-headline-compares-trump-to-mass-murderer/

Trump Offers Condolences, for the Wrong Mass Shooting

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President Trump returned to the White House on Tuesday after his 12-day trip through Asia.

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Tom Brenner/The New York Times

President Trump appeared to offer his condolences for the wrong mass shooting on Tuesday in a late-night Twitter post, which was later deleted.

“May God be with the people

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/politics/trump-offers-condolences-for-the-wrong-mass-shooting.html

Trump tweets heartfelt sympathies for wrong mass shooting

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Donald Trump made it clear at the beginning of his campaign that he wasn’t going to follow the normal rules or tone of politics. We’re keeping track of all the ways his presidency veers from the norm in terms of policy and rhetoric.

Day 300 Nov. 15

UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, left, LiAngelo Ball, right, and Jalen Hill, background center, are surrounded by the media as they leave the Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trump’s back from his 12-day Asia trip, and while he hasn’t elaborated on any of the trade deals he hinted at or given a statement on Roy Moore, he did find the time to speculate if three black

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Twitter Slams Donald Trump For Tweeting Condolences About The Wrong Mass Shooting

The deadly incident at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, took place on Nov. 5. So it appears Trump ― or a staffer ― mistakenly resent a tweet his account shared in the aftermath of that attack:

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Trump wrong to blame mass killings on mental illness rather than guns, experts say

“He’s wrong on two counts,” said Michael Stone, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and author of “The Anatomy of Evil,” who has studied 360 of the most notorious mass murders of the past century. “It is a gun issue. And there are very few mass murderers who are certifiably crazy.”


Critics say blaming mass killings on “mental health problems” is not only medically inaccurate, it is politically disingenuous — a “fig leaf,” to make it appear that Trump is doing something about gun violence.

Politically, Trump’s reactions to the recent mass killings have been inconsistent.

More by Joe Garofoli

For Trump, October’s two mass killings lead to very different responses


A candlelight vigil on the Las Vegas Strip following a mass shooting in October. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

This article has been updated.

October was bookended by tragedy.

On Halloween, a man who authorities say emigrated from Uzbekistan seven years ago, drove a rented pickup truck down a bike path, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot and subdued. On Oct. 1, a man shooting from the windows of a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip killed 58 and wounded 546.

It would not be surprising for reactions to those events from a president to vary. The Vegas incident was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, killing seven times as many people. But the difference in reactions from President Trump reflects his perceptions of the sorts of threat each perpetrator represents, not the actual damage done.

Immediately after the Vegas shooting, Trump offered

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/11/01/for-trump-octobers-two-mass-killings-lead-to-very-different-responses/