Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Sistemi Politici, Stati Uniti, Trump

Midterm. Biden polarizza le elezioni riducendole a scontro ideologico. Ad un referendum.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-11-05.

2022-10-07__ Biden Pazzo 001

                         La Corea del Nord lancia missili sul Mar del Giappone; la Russia fa stop and go sull’accordo per il grano, mentre sul terreno la guerra scivola nella trincea immobile del Generale Inverno; l’inflazione non scende e la Federal Reserve continua con la ‘medicina’ dell’aumento dei tassi di interesse; i sondaggi sono un gong sempre più sinistro. Per chi suona la campana? Per Joe Biden, presidente degli Stati Uniti.

                         Mancano solo sei giorni al voto di Midterm, un passaggio che definirà il futuro di Biden e degli altri partiti in gioco. Ad attenderlo dietro le quinte c’è il suo avversario, Donald Trump, il prigioniero libero, circondato dai giudici statunitensi, inseguito dall’FBI, ma con un magnetismo talmente esercitato sulla base della Red Nation che si prepara ad annunciare la sua corsa alla rielezione del 2024.

                         Il paradosso è che Biden, per salvarsi da una situazione no-limits, deve puntare tutto su… Trump. Il biondo di Manhattan è la sua scialuppa di salvataggio, se la tempesta si ingrossa (e il barometro di Wall Street la segnala da tempo in arrivo), allora è necessario l’emergere di una nave fantasma con al timone uno spettro che spaventa tutti i marinai, il vascello nero di Trump.

                         Il clima è lo stesso di due anni fa, senza la pandemia e le serrate, ma con i tribunali che inseguono Trump e l’America sotto tiro. Bisogna resistere alla violenza politica e all’intimidazione degli elettori. Quando l’aria è quella della sconfitta, bisogna tirare fuori tutti i simboli, le bandiere, gli inni, l’orgoglio nazionale, dice Biden. Si riferisce alle pattuglie della destra americana che presidiano i seggi e i centri di raccolta delle schede elettorali, è successo in Arizona, e ogni piccolo segno in questo momento diventa un grande argomento, il chiodo su cui Biden può appendere l’ossatura del suo discorso dell’ultimo minuto sulla democrazia in pericolo.

                         La campagna democratica è tornata improvvisamente cupa come nel 2016, quando Biden evocava la luce contro le tenebre. Ora siamo direttamente alla democrazia in pericolo.

                         La profezia di McCarthy: il giorno delle elezioni per Biden arriverà un grande campanello d’allarme.

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Biden cala la carta antiTrump: In gioco la democrazia in America.

Rush finale per il voto di medio-termine, il presidente torna al 2020, all’assalto in Campidoglio e ai negazionisti del voto. Il repubblicano McCarthy: Per lui l’Election Day sarà una grande sveglia.

AGI – La Corea del Nord spara missili sul Mar del Giappone; la Russia fa stop and go sull’accordo sul grano, mentre sul terreno la guerra sta scivolando nella trincea immobile del Generale Inverno; l’inflazione non cala e la Federal Reserve continua con la ‘medicinà del rialzo dei tassi d’interesse, i sondaggi sono un gong sempre più sinistro. Per chi suona la campana? Per Joe Biden, presidente degli Stati Uniti.

Siamo a soli 6 giorni dal voto di Midterm, un passaggio che definirà il futuro di Biden e delle altre parti in commedia. Lo attende al varco il suo avversario, Donald Trump, il ‘prigioniero liberò, circondato dai giudici americani, inseguito dall’Fbi, ma con un magnetismo così grande esercitato sulla base della ‘Red Nation’ da consertirgli di prepararsi a annunciare la ricandidatura per il 2024. Dipenderà dall’esito del voto, da cosa uscirà dalle urne, dalla prestazione dei candidati Maga, i suoi cavalieri (dell’Apocalisse, dicono i ‘nevertrumpistì), ma la mappa è quella, con mille deviazioni (im)possibili, come sempre nelle avventure di The Donald.

Il paradosso è che Biden per salvarsi da una situazione no limits deve puntare tutto su… Trump. Il biondo di Manhattan è la sua scialuppa, se la tempesta s’ingrossa (e il barometro di Wall Street la segnala in arrivo da tempo), allora serve l’emersione di una nave fantasma con al timone uno spettro che spaventa tutti i marinai, il vascello nero di Trump. La storia sta seguendo il copione di sempre, l’eroe (Biden) e l’anti-eroe (Trump), il problema è che il primo non infiamma il suo esercito (i dem), il secondo lo infiamma troppo, fino a offrire al presidente in difficoltà un’arma retorica, la formula del ‘Movimento Magà che è diventato un pericolo per l’America. L’assalto di un cospirazionista al marito di Nancy Pelosi, l’irruzione nella casa della speaker democratica (e quella macabra domanda: “Dov’è Nancy?”), sono il fatto di cronaca nuovo che serve a Biden per l’accelerata nel finale di questa campagna di Midterm: “La democrazia americana è sotto attacco perché l’ex presidente sconfitto ha rifiutato di accettare i risultati delle elezioni del 2020”, dice Biden.

Le lancette dell’orologio del presidente sono sempre là, puntate sulla sommossa del 6 gennaio, l’occupazione del Campidoglio, la ‘rivoluzione incivilè. Biden suona il suo tamburo di guerra, prova a richiamare all’unità gli elettori democratici, dunque Trump “ha rifiutato di accettare la volontà del popolo. Ha rifiutato di accettare il fatto che ha perso”. Basterà evocare il vampiro repubblicano per non perdere la Camera e forse anche il Senato? Difficile, ma non impossibile, ogni elezione ha una sua storia e Biden spera di innescare un sussulto nell’onda blu (molto stanca) per mantenere la presa sul Congresso. Deve evitare di diventare un’anatra zoppa, per mantenere le leve della legislazione e giocare poi la partita del 2024 alla quale si sta preparando da tempo. La retorica del presidente dem è quella del ribaltamento: è lui che fa l’opposizione a una forza esondante, è lui che non usa mezzi toni per dipingere l’avversario: “Ogni riconteggio dei voti ha confermato il risultato. Le grandi menzogne si sono confermate quello che erano, solo delle grandi menzogne”. Non è tempo di conciliazione, nemmeno per Biden che pure disse di voler unire la nazione: “Non è un referendum su di me, ma una scelta tra due visioni di paese”. In parte è così, ma è altrettanto certo che ci sarà eccome anche un giudizio sul lavoro del presidente.

Il clima è quello di due anni fa, senza la pandemia e i lockdown, ma sempre con i tribunali in pista che inseguono Trump e l’America a mano armata. “Bisogna opporsi alla violenza politica e all’intimidazione degli elettori”, dice Biden. Si riferisce alle ronde della destra americana che presidiano seggi e centri di raccolta delle schede elettorali, è successo in Arizona e ogni piccolo segnale in questo momento diventa un grande argomento, il chiodo al quale Biden può appendere il quadro del suo discorso last-minute sulla democrazia in pericolo.

Quando l’aria che tira è quella di una sconfitta, bisogna tirar fuori tutti i simboli, le bandiere, gli inni, l’orgoglio nazionale, ecco dunque Barack Obama fare campagna elettorale, spingere nel rush finale per arginare, contrastare, rallentare e miracolosamente, chissà, perfino salvare la nave dal naufragio. L’ex presidente è pur sempre il democratico più popolare d’America, una star (e forse questo è anche un problema per chiunque s’affacci alla Casa Bianca dopo di lui), è in tribuna ma sempre in campo, sabato sarà insieme a Biden a Philadelphia, la città simbolo della dichiarazione d’indipendenza, 4 luglio 1776. Non porta sempre bene, anzi, brucia ancora l’immagine di Hillary Clinton che il 7 novembre del 2016 chiuse a Philadelphia la campagna che doveva segnare la vittoria contro Donald Trump. è andata come sappiamo.

Niente scaramanzia, servono i seggi, tutti benedetti e subito, in questa elezione al fotofinish anche un solo pedone può diventare quello che fa scacco matto, proprio in Pennsylvania il democratico John Fetterman è uno dei pochi che può defenestrare dal Senato un repubblicano in carica, Mehmet Oz, e far diventare blu una casella rossa. Serve tutto, si cercano voti casa per casa, strada per strada. La campagna democratica improvvisamente s’è rifatta cupa come nel 2016, quando Biden evocava la luce contro le tenebre. Ora siamo direttamente alla “democrazia in pericolo”. 

Dall’altra parte del fiume Potomac, i repubblicani suonano i tamburi della vittoria, sanno che non è certa, ma vedono i sondaggi e cominciano a crederci. Il capogruppo alla Camera, Kevin McCarthy, commenta a Fox News l’appello del presidente: “Biden sta dividendo la nazione invece di unirla, lo fa perché non può parlare delle politiche che colpiscono i cittadini – le sofferenze per il costo della vita e l’inflazione che loro hanno causato”. Profezia di McCarthy: nell’Election Day per Biden arriverà una “grande sveglia”.

Vedremo, restano le divisioni anche nel Gop, le pulsioni di Trump (che non molla presa sul partito, battezza i suoi candidati e punta a sbarazzarsi dell’opposizione interna, a cominciare da Mitch McConnell), le aspirazioni del governatore Ron DeSantis, il repubblicano che ha reso la Florida sempre più ricca e inespugnabile per i dem, un conservatore tosto (poche settimane fa ha spedito due aerei pieni di immigrati clandestini a Marthàs Vineyard, il simbolo della villeggiatura dell’America ricca e in Progress) contro cui Biden avrebbe poche speranze di vittoria.

Ma c’è Trump in pista con il suo dragster, ha il volume della radio a palla, scoda, perde benzina, ha la marmitta che sputa fiamme, dunque tra fermate ai box e sorpassi azzardati, motori truccati, testacoda e tamponamenti, nella pazza corsa per America 2024 tutto è ancora in ballo. Godiamoci il Midterm, il Paradiso può attendere (e anche l’Inferno), il tour durerà altri due anni. Allacciate le cinture, si parte.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Midterm. Se prima i liberal democratici avevano paura adesso hanno terrore.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-08-14.

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Negli Stati Uniti si stanno tenendo le elezioni primarie per essere candidati alle elezioni di midterm.

In campo repubblicano gli Elettori hanno fatto fuori tutti i candidati che avevano tradito Mr Trump ed il partito repubblicano, e ben 42 candidati presentati da Mr Trump sono stati acclamati vincitori.

È stata una bonifica grandiosa. Comunque vadano i risultati di midterm, i repubblicani eletti saranno granitici servitori del partito, le teste dei giuda sono cadute senza speranza di appello.

Usa. Elezioni primarie. Mr Trump fa piazza pulita. I suoi 42 candidati stravincono le primarie.

Usa. Mr Trump ha piazzato 190 suoi candidati alle primarie. È il kingmaker di midterm.

Usa. Il Gop destituisce Mrs Liz Cheney e parte degli anti-Trump.

Usa. Inflazione. Gli Elettori ispanici abbandonano i democratici a favore dei repubblicani.

Usa. Elezioni Presidenziali 2024. I democratici sono convinti di perderle.

Usa. Midterm. Biden potrebbe perdere sia Congresso sia Senato. – Abc Poll.

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Una regola di comprovata correttezza indica come sia vero l’esatto opposto di quanto affermano i media liberal.

«Former President Donald Trump’s false allegation that the 2020 presidential election was stolen»

significa che in quelle elezioni i liberal democratici abbiano perpetrato ogni possibile sorta di brogli elettorali.

Adesso sono terrorizzati dal fatto che Mr Trump abbia disinfestato alla grande i candidati alle elezioni di midterm e che tutti i candidati siano convinti della immane quantità di brogli: li chiamano ‘negazionisti’.

Ma il vero terrore risiede nel fatto che, molto verosimilmente, i repubblicani conquistino una oppure anche ambedue le camere elettive.

In tal caso dovrebbe essere abolito il voto per corrispondenza introducendo inoltre severe norme di identificazione dello elettore, potendo votare solo i Cittadini residenti. Bandite le macchinette conta-voti: lo scrutinio deve essere fatto da scrutatori, affiancati da rappresentanti dei partiti.

Poi si scatenerà la caccia al liberal, così da bonificare tutto l’apparato statale e non solo quello. Ci sono anche tutte le agenzie. Poi, le ngo. I liberal questo lo sanno bene. È per questo motivo che sono terrorizzati. Come i tedeschi nel 1945. La Armata Rossa non li aeva trattati con i guanti.

Saranno trattati per come hanno trattato. Vi ricordate la fine che fecero i gacobini? Tra ghigliottina e deportazine?

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I negazionisti delle elezioni possono vincere alla grande alle elezioni di metà mandato? Almeno 120 candidati del GOP hanno abbracciato aspetti delle affermazioni sulle elezioni rubate.

La falsa accusa dell’ex presidente Donald Trump di aver rubato le elezioni presidenziali del 2020 continua a riverberare tra i candidati del GOP che si candidano su piattaforme anti-establishment e desiderosi di ottenere il sostegno della base di elettori dell’ex presidente.

L’ex conduttrice di telegiornali e candidata governatrice in Arizona ha ottenuto un posto sulla scheda elettorale il 4 agosto e affronterà la candidata democratica Katie Hobbs a novembre.

Nel suo discorso di vittoria, Lake ha detto: Abbiamo superato i brogli, non abbiamo ascoltato ciò che le fake news avevano da dire. Il movimento MAGA si è alzato e ha votato come se la sua vita dipendesse da questo.

Secondo un’analisi di FiveThirtyEight, partner di ABC News, almeno 120 candidati politici repubblicani che negano l’integrità delle elezioni del 2020 saranno sulle schede elettorali il prossimo autunno.

Altri 48 candidati hanno espresso dubbi sull’integrità delle elezioni, il che significa che la metà dei candidati repubblicani ha almeno flirtato con la negazione delle elezioni.

L’esordiente John Gibbs, anch’egli repubblicano del Michigan appoggiato da Trump, ha battuto la scorsa settimana il repubblicano in carica Peter Meijer.

Nelle prossime settimane, decine di altri candidati saranno decisi, rivelando quanto profondamente gli elettori repubblicani siano investiti dalle affermazioni dell’ex presidente su un’elezione rubata.

In una primaria repubblicana è un vantaggio per un candidato dire che si nega la legittimità delle ultime elezioni.

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«Can election deniers win big in the midterms? At least 120 GOP candidates embraced aspects of stolen election claims»

«Former President Donald Trump’s false allegation that the 2020 presidential election was stolen continues to reverberate among GOP political candidates who are running on anti-establishment platforms and eager to gain the support of the former president’s voter base»

«The former newscaster-turned-gubernatorial candidate in Arizona won a spot on the ballot August 4 and will face Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs in November.

In her victory speech, Lake said, “we outvoted the fraud, we didn’t listen to what the fake news had to say. The MAGA movement rose up and voted like their lives depended on it.”»

«According to an analysis by ABC News partner FiveThirtyEight, at least 120 Republican political candidates who deny the integrity of the 2020 elections will be on ballots this fall.»

«An additional 48 nominees have expressed doubt about the election’s integrity, meaning half of Republican candidates have “at least flirted with” denying the election,»

«Political newcomer John Gibbs, also a Michigan Republican endorsed by Trump, beat the incumbent Republican Rep. Peter Meijer last week»

«In the coming weeks, dozens of other candidates will be decided, revealing how deeply Republican voters are invested in the former president’s claims of a stolen election.»

«In a Republican primary it is a definite boon to a candidate to say that you deny the legitimacy of the last election»

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Can election deniers win big in the midterms?

At least 120 GOP candidates embraced aspects of stolen election claims.

Former President Donald Trump’s false allegation that the 2020 presidential election was stolen continues to reverberate among GOP political candidates who are running on anti-establishment platforms and eager to gain the support of the former president’s voter base.

Kari Lake is one of those candidates. The former newscaster-turned-gubernatorial candidate in Arizona won a spot on the ballot August 4 and will face Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs in November.

In her victory speech, Lake said, “we outvoted the fraud, we didn’t listen to what the fake news had to say. The MAGA movement rose up and voted like their lives depended on it.”

When asked directly to corroborate her unsubstantiated allegation that the election system is fraudulent, she vaguely claimed, “we have a lot of evidence of irregularities and problems.”

“I’m not going to release it to the fake news,” she added, “but we’ll release it to the authorities.”

According to an analysis by ABC News partner FiveThirtyEight, at least 120 Republican political candidates who deny the integrity of the 2020 elections will be on ballots this fall.

An additional 48 nominees have expressed doubt about the election’s integrity, meaning half of Republican candidates have “at least flirted with” denying the election, according to the FiveThirtyEight analysis.

“Concerns inside the Republican Party about voter integrity also is something that’s been going on for decades” Rick Klein, Political Director at ABC News, told “NIGHTLINE.”

According to an analysis by ABC News partner FiveThirtyEight, at least 120 Republican political candidates who deny the integrity of the 2020 elections will be on ballots this fall.

An additional 48 nominees have expressed doubt about the election’s integrity, meaning half of Republican candidates have “at least flirted with” denying the election, according to the FiveThirtyEight analysis.

“Concerns inside the Republican Party about voter integrity also is something that’s been going on for decades” Rick Klein, Political Director at ABC News, told “NIGHTLINE.”

Political newcomer John Gibbs, also a Michigan Republican endorsed by Trump, beat the incumbent Republican Rep. Peter Meijer last week.

Earlier this summer Gibbs falsely claimed that the 2020 election results weren’t accurate, telling a local NBC station, “I think when you look at the results of the 2020 election, there are anomalies in there, to put it very lightly, that are simply mathematically impossible.”

In the coming weeks, dozens of other candidates will be decided, revealing how deeply Republican voters are invested in the former president’s claims of a stolen election.

“In a Republican primary it is a definite boon to a candidate to say that you deny the legitimacy of the last election,” Klein said.

terrific track record through many of the primaries in redder states,” said Klein.

“The other thing it does is a connection to a segment of the base for whom denying the last election’s outcome is almost a mantra,” he said.

The baseless idea planted by Donald Trump that there’s rampant voter fraud and cheating at the ballot box, two allegations that have repeatedly been proven false, taking hold in the minds of many voters.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Usa. Elezioni primarie. Mr Trump fa piazza pulita. I suoi 42 candidati stravincono le primarie.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-08-05.

Donald Trump photographed at Trump Tower in NYC
Donald Trump photographed at the Trump Tower on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NYC on Monday, September 21, 2015. (Damon Winter/ The New York Times)

Negli Stati Uniti si stanno tenendo le elezioni primarie per essere candidati alle elezioni di midterm.

In campo repubblicano gli Elettori hanno fatto fuori tutti i candidati che avevano tradito Mr Trump ed il partito repubblicano, e ben 42 candidati presentati da Mr Trump sono stati acclamati vincitori.

È stata una bonifica grandiosa. Comunque vadano i risultati di midterm, i repubblicano eletti saranno granitici servitori del partito, le teste dei giuda sono cadute senza speranza di appello.

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La livorosa stizza dei liberal emocratici è più che bene evidenziata dall’articolo della Bbc qui a seguito riportato. Questa testata coagula la quintessenza dei liberal: tutti loggia, perversioni mentali e sessuali, strenui sostenitori che nelle elezioni del 2020 non siano successi brogli elettorali.

La Bbc ripete in maniera stereotipa il ritornello

«repeated his false claims about fraud and malpractice in the 2020 presidential election performed well»

«un negazionista dei risultati elettorali»

Orbene.

Se i liberal democratici affermano che non ci siano stati brogli elettorali nelle elezioni del 2020 è la certificazione ufficiale che vi siano successi brogli galattici. Se i liberal fossero onesti non sarebbero liberal. È vero l’esatto opposto di ciò che affermano.

Tutto è in loro menzogna. E gli Elettori questo lo hanno capito più che bene.

Midterm si avvicina a grandi passi.

«A proposito delle elezioni di metà mandato, attualmente i Democratici hanno 50 seggi su 100 al Senato e 221 seggi su 435 alla Camera. La maggioranza è quindi già oggi molto debole, in particolar modo al Senato dove per la maggior parte delle leggi sono necessari 60 voti e non è sufficiente la maggioranza assoluta. Secondo i sondaggi elaborati da FiveThirtyEight, i Repubblicani, invece, incassano il 45,5% di consensi, mentre i Dem sono fermi al 42,9%. Nonostante il partito repubblicano sia avanti non in tutti sondaggi a livello nazionale, il sistema elettorale li favorisce abbondantemente.» [Fonte]

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Mr Trump ha fatto 42 endorsement alle recenti primarie.

Rusty Bowers, che ha sfidato Trump e rinnegato il partito repubblicano, perde la candidatura alla rielezione.

Un repubblicano che ha resistito alle pressioni di Donald Trump per contribuire a ribaltare le elezioni del 2020 ha perso un voto a favore di un candidato appoggiato dall’ex presidente

Rusty Bowers sperava di essere eletto al Senato dello Stato dell’Arizona, ma ha perso le primarie del partito a favore di David Farnsworth.

Lo strenuo conservatore ha anche testimoniato contro Trump alla commissione che indaga sulla rivolta del Campidoglio dello scorso anno.

Anche in altre parti degli Stati Uniti gli elettori repubblicani hanno appoggiato candidati sostenuti da Trump.

Martedì, in diversi Stati, sono stati scelti i candidati a seguito delle elezioni primarie che decidono chi rappresenterà il partito alle elezioni di metà mandato di novembre.

In seguito, il partito repubblicano dell’Arizona – che si è spostato costantemente a destra ed è sempre più favorevole a Trump – ha formalmente censurato Bowers, affermando che non era adatto a servire il partito e che non era più un repubblicano in regola.

Trump ha appoggiato il suo sfidante e ha definito Bowers un Rino (repubblicano solo di nome), termine preferito da Trump per i membri del suo partito che si rifiutano di sostenere le sue false affermazioni di frode elettorale.

Anche in Arizona, uno Stato chiave per la battaglia, Mark Finchem – un negazionista dei risultati elettorali che ha protestato fuori dal Campidoglio il 6 gennaio 2021 – ha vinto la nomination repubblicana per la carica di segretario di Stato.

In Michigan, il candidato Tudor Nixon, appoggiato da Trump, ha vinto la nomination repubblicana a governatore.

Sempre in Michigan, Peter Meijer, uno dei 10 repubblicani della Camera che hanno votato per l’impeachment di Trump l’anno scorso, ha perso contro John Gibbs, che è stato assistente del segretario agli alloggi di Trump.

Il procuratore generale del Kansas Derek Schmidt, appoggiato da Trump, ha ottenuto la candidatura repubblicana a governatore.

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«Trump made 42 endorsements in recent primaries»

«Rusty Bowers, who defied Trump, loses re-election bid»

«A Republican who resisted pressure from Donald Trump to help overturn the 2020 election has lost a vote to a candidate endorsed by the former president»

«Rusty Bowers was hoping to fight for election to the Arizona state senate, but lost the party’s primary vote to David Farnsworth»

«The staunch conservative also testified against Mr Trump to the committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot»

«Republican voters elsewhere in the US also backed Trump-endorsed candidates»

«Candidates were chosen in a number of states on Tuesday following primary elections that decide who will stand for the party in November’s mid-terms»

«Afterwards, the Arizona Republican party – which has shifted steadily rightwards and is reliably pro-Trump – formally censured Mr Bowers, saying that he was unfit to serve the party and no longer a Republican in good standing»

«Mr Trump endorsed his challenger, and dismissed Mr Bowers as a “Rino” – Republican in name only – a favoured term of Mr Trump’s for members of his party who refuse to back his false claims of election fraud»

«Also in Arizona, which is a key battleground state, Mark Finchem – an election result denier who protested outside the Capitol on 6 January 2021 – won the Republican nomination for secretary of state»

«In Michigan, Trump-endorsed candidate Tudor Nixon won the Republican nomination for governor»

«Also in Michigan, Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump last year, lost to John Gibbs who served as Mr Trump’s Assistant Housing Secretary»

«Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, endorsed by Mr Trump, secured the Republican nomination for governor»

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Trump made 42 endorsements in recent primaries. Here’s who won — and who we’re still waiting on.

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US primaries: Rusty Bowers, who defied Trump, loses re-election bid

A Republican who resisted pressure from Donald Trump to help overturn the 2020 election has lost a vote to a candidate endorsed by the former president.

Rusty Bowers was hoping to fight for election to the Arizona state senate, but lost the party’s primary vote to David Farnsworth.

The staunch conservative also testified against Mr Trump to the committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot.

Republican voters elsewhere in the US also backed Trump-endorsed candidates.

Candidates were chosen in a number of states on Tuesday following primary elections that decide who will stand for the party in November’s mid-terms.

Those who have publicly supported Donald Trump and repeated his false claims about fraud and malpractice in the 2020 presidential election performed well.

It was a clear indication of Mr Trump’s continuing influence on the Republican Party and the enduring support for his claims about the election he lost to President Joe Biden.

Mr Trump, who has hinted publicly at potentially running for president again, has endorsed dozens of Republican candidates.

Mr Bowers, 69, gave emotional testimony to the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol in which he said Mr Trump and his adviser Rudy Giuliani tried to push him to help overturn the election results.

Afterwards, the Arizona Republican party – which has shifted steadily rightwards and is reliably pro-Trump – formally censured Mr Bowers, saying that he was “unfit to serve” the party and no longer a Republican “in good standing”.

Mr Trump endorsed his challenger, and dismissed Mr Bowers as a “Rino” – Republican in name only – a favoured term of Mr Trump’s for members of his party who refuse to back his false claims of election fraud.

Mr Farnsworth, a 71-year-old former state senator, received the backing of a number of Mr Trump’s top allies. He has claimed the 2020 election was influenced by “a real conspiracy headed up by the devil himself”.

Also in Arizona, which is a key battleground state, Mark Finchem – an election result denier who protested outside the Capitol on 6 January 2021 – won the Republican nomination for secretary of state.

And Blake Masters, a venture capitalist backed by Mr Trump and the technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel, captured the party’s nomination to run for Arizona’s US Senate seat against Democrat Mark Kelly in November.

In Michigan, Trump-endorsed candidate Tudor Nixon won the Republican nomination for governor. She will now face Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, an outspoken Trump opponent, later this year.

Also in Michigan, Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump last year, lost to John Gibbs who served as Mr Trump’s Assistant Housing Secretary. He has repeated the former president’s false claims of election fraud and has said the 2020 election results were “mathematically impossible”.

Elsewhere, Washington Representative Dan Newhouse and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Republicans who also voted to impeach Mr Trump, were fighting for their political lives.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, endorsed by Mr Trump, secured the Republican nomination for governor.

But also in the state, Secretary of State Scott Schwab, a Republican who has opposed Mr Trump, successfully fought off a primary challenge from Mike Brown, a former county commissioner, who has spread false claims about the 2020 election.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Usa. Mr Trump ha piazzato 190 suoi candidati alle primarie. È il kingmaker di midterm.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-05-29.

Donald Trump photographed at Trump Tower in NYC
Donald Trump photographed at the Trump Tower on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NYC on Monday, September 21, 2015. (Damon Winter/ The New York Times)

«Oltre a Trump, il trumpismo è il vincitore delle primarie di midterm»

«Trump ha partecipato alle elezioni di midterm di novembre come nessun altro presidente, annunciando più di 190 endorsement e tenendo comizi con i suoi protetti»

«E l’incapacità di ottenere l’appoggio di Trump non ha impedito ad alcuni candidati repubblicani di andare a destra per cercare di conquistare la sua base»

«Circa due terzi dei candidati di alto profilo sostenuti da Trump hanno trionfato nei loro concorsi a maggio»

«il Partito Repubblicano si è spostato a destra, indipendentemente dall’andamento dei candidati sostenuti da Trump in queste primarie»

«i temi che polarizzano aspramente gli americani sono sempre più spesso emulati dai candidati repubblicani quest’anno e abbracciati con entusiasmo dai sostenitori del partito»

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Quello che sembrerebbe emergere è un partito repubblicano sempre più omogeneo nelle idee politiche ed economiche da sostenere. Ed un partito unito e compatto ha maggiori chance di vincere.

In calce è riportata una traduzione in lingua italiana.

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«Beyond Trump, Trumpism is the winner in midterm primaries»

«The crushing defeat of David Perdue in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia likely delighted Donald Trump’s adversaries, who have been keeping scorecards to measure the performance of election candidates backed by the former president»

«Trump has weighed in on November’s midterm elections like no former president, announcing more than 190 endorsements and holding rallies with his proteges»

«And failure to win Trump’s endorsement has not stopped some Republican candidates from going hard-right to try to win over his base»

«In 2016, Trump was really the only candidate running as that sort of populist. Now it’s increasingly what most Republican primary candidates sound like»

«I think the No. 1 thing Trump has absolutely changed in the party is that Republicans don’t even try playing nice anymore. My side has become more angry»

«Trump’s kingmaker status was put to the test this month when several high-profile, Trump-backed candidates faced Republican primaries in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia»

«Around two-thirds of high-profile candidates backed by Trump triumphed in their contests in May, although some were running unopposed or against weak challengers»

«The primary was shaken up by Kathy Barnette, a conservative political commentator, who came from nowhere at the 11th hour to tighten a race that had until then appeared to be a two-man contest»

«Republican voters in Pennsylvania also backed Trump-endorsed far-right candidate Doug Mastriano for governor, who supports abortion bans with no exceptions»

«shows how the Republican Party has shifted to the right, irrespective of how Trump-endorsed candidates perform in these primaries»

«With months of primaries still to come, it is much too early to know the final tallies on Trump’s scorecard»

«But what is already clear, analysts say, is that Trump’s winning 2016 strategy to seize on the issues bitterly polarizing Americans is increasingly being emulated by Republican candidates this year and enthusiastically embraced by party supporters»

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Analysis: Beyond Trump, Trumpism is the winner in midterm primaries

ATLANTA, May 25 (Reuters) – The crushing defeat of David Perdue in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia likely delighted Donald Trump’s adversaries, who have been keeping scorecards to measure the performance of election candidates backed by the former president.

Trump has weighed in on November’s midterm elections like no former president, announcing more than 190 endorsements and holding rallies with his proteges. The success of his endorsees is seen as a key sign of his continued influence over the party as he hints at another run for the White House in 2024.

But political analysts and Republican strategists caution that any jubilation among Trump’s enemies over Perdue’s loss to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is short-sighted, and that any scorecard is a poor barometer for the state of Trumpism in the United States in 2022.

While Trump’s candidates have had mixed success so far this year in party primaries, many Republican voters still embrace Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, as well as his right-wing, “America First” populist ideology. And failure to win Trump’s endorsement has not stopped some Republican candidates from going hard-right to try to win over his base.

“In 2016, Trump was really the only candidate running as that sort of populist. Now it’s increasingly what most Republican primary candidates sound like,” said Republican strategist Alex Conant.

That underlines the continuation of the Trump-led metamorphosis of the Republican Party since he was voted out of the White House in 2020, even as some party leaders seek to move the party away from Trumpism, the strategists and analysts said.

“I think the No. 1 thing Trump has absolutely changed in the party is that Republicans don’t even try playing nice anymore. My side has become more angry,” said Republican strategist Chuck Warren.

                         THE PEOPLE’S MAGA

Trump’s kingmaker status was put to the test this month when several high-profile, Trump-backed candidates faced Republican primaries in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia.

Around two-thirds of high-profile candidates backed by Trump triumphed in their contests in May, although some were running unopposed or against weak challengers. One race, the Republican senate contest in Pennsylvania between television personality Mehmet Oz, who received Trump’s endorsement, and former hedge fund executive David McCormick, has yet to be decided.

In lobbying for the former president’s endorsement, both men cast aside their elite backgrounds to espouse the Trump-style populism that now resonates with Republicans.

The primary was shaken up by Kathy Barnette, a conservative political commentator, who came from nowhere at the 11th hour to tighten a race that had until then appeared to be a two-man contest. While she finished a distant third in the primaries, analysts said she was emblematic of how Trump’s Make America Great Again movement has expanded beyond his control.

“MAGA does not belong to President Trump,” Barnette said during a Republican debate last month, even as Trump spoke out against her. “Although he coined the word, MAGA actually belongs to the people.”

Republican voters in Pennsylvania also backed Trump-endorsed far-right candidate Doug Mastriano for governor, who supports abortion bans with no exceptions and backs Trump’s false claims of election fraud. Mastriano won his contest.

In North Carolina, Republican voters powered Trump-backed Representative Ted Budd, who voted to overturn Biden’s election win, to victory in the state’s Republican Senate nomination.

Georgia’s governor’s race, where Perdue was pummeled on Tuesday by Kemp, shows how the Republican Party has shifted to the right, irrespective of how Trump-endorsed candidates perform in these primaries.  

While Kemp did not entertain Trump’s conspiracy theories of 2020 election fraud, he did enact sweeping voting restrictions, limited abortions and expanded gun rights.

But voters were only willing to follow Trump so far in backing flawed candidates in May’s nominating contests.

In another race on Tuesday, for Georgia’s secretary of state position, some experts had forecast neither securing a majority, triggering a run-off. Instead, incumbent Brad Raffensperger narrowly defeated Trump-endorsed Rep. Jody Hice, who amplified Trump’s baseless claims that he actually won the Georgia presidential vote in 2020.

In North Carolina, voters ousted scandal-plagued congressman Madison Cawthorn despite Trump’s last-minute plea to give him “a second chance.” And in Nebraska, Trump’s choice for governor, Charles Herbster, lost amid accusations that he had sexually harassed several women.

With months of primaries still to come, it is much too early to know the final tallies on Trump’s scorecard.

But what is already clear, analysts say, is that Trump’s winning 2016 strategy to seize on the issues bitterly polarizing Americans is increasingly being emulated by Republican candidates this year and enthusiastically embraced by party supporters.

The spread of this right-wing populism may ultimately open the door for more challengers to Trump’s vice-like grip on the party ahead of the next presidential election, said Conant, the Republican strategist.

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Analisi: Al di là di Trump, il trumpismo è il vincitore delle primarie di midterm.

Atlanta, 25 maggio (Reuters) – La cocente sconfitta di David Perdue nelle primarie repubblicane di martedì in Georgia ha probabilmente rallegrato gli avversari di Donald Trump, che hanno stilato una classifica per misurare la performance dei candidati sostenuti dall’ex presidente.

Trump ha partecipato alle elezioni di midterm di novembre come nessun altro presidente, annunciando più di 190 appoggi e tenendo comizi con i suoi protetti. Il successo dei suoi sostenitori è visto come un segno chiave della sua continua influenza sul partito, mentre accenna a una nuova corsa alla Casa Bianca nel 2024.

Ma gli analisti politici e gli strateghi repubblicani avvertono che qualsiasi esultanza tra i nemici di Trump per la sconfitta di Perdue contro il governatore della Georgia Brian Kemp è miope e che qualsiasi punteggio è un misero barometro dello stato del trumpismo negli Stati Uniti nel 2022.

Sebbene quest’anno i candidati di Trump abbiano avuto un successo misto nelle primarie di partito, molti elettori repubblicani continuano a sostenere le false affermazioni di Trump sui brogli elettorali nelle elezioni del 2020 e la sua ideologia populista di destra “America First”. L’incapacità di ottenere l’appoggio di Trump non ha impedito ad alcuni candidati repubblicani di puntare sulla destra per cercare di conquistare la sua base.

“Nel 2016, Trump era davvero l’unico candidato che si presentava come una sorta di populista. Ora è sempre più l’immagine della maggior parte dei candidati alle primarie repubblicane”, ha dichiarato lo stratega repubblicano Alex Conant.

Questo sottolinea la continuazione della metamorfosi del Partito Repubblicano guidata da Trump dopo la sua cacciata dalla Casa Bianca nel 2020, anche se alcuni leader del partito cercano di allontanare il partito dal trumpismo, hanno detto gli strateghi e gli analisti.

“Penso che la cosa numero 1 che Trump ha assolutamente cambiato nel partito è che i repubblicani non provano nemmeno più a fare i bravi. La mia parte è diventata più arrabbiata”, ha detto lo stratega repubblicano Chuck Warren.

                         IL MAGA DEL POPOLO

Lo status di kingmaker di Trump è stato messo alla prova questo mese quando diversi candidati di alto profilo, sostenuti da Trump, hanno affrontato le primarie repubblicane in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina e Georgia.

Circa due terzi dei candidati di alto profilo sostenuti da Trump hanno trionfato nelle loro competizioni a maggio, anche se alcuni non hanno avuto opposizione o si sono scontrati con sfidanti deboli. Una gara, quella per il Senato repubblicano in Pennsylvania tra il personaggio televisivo Mehmet Oz, che ha ricevuto l’appoggio di Trump, e l’ex dirigente di un hedge fund David McCormick, non è ancora stata decisa.

Nel fare pressioni per ottenere l’appoggio dell’ex presidente, entrambi gli uomini hanno messo da parte il loro background elitario per sposare il populismo in stile Trump che ora risuona tra i repubblicani.

Le primarie sono state scosse da Kathy Barnette, una commentatrice politica conservatrice, che è arrivata dal nulla all’undicesima ora per stringere una corsa che fino a quel momento sembrava essere una gara a due. Sebbene sia arrivata lontanamente terza alle primarie, secondo gli analisti è emblematica di come il movimento Make America Great Again di Trump si sia espanso al di là del suo controllo.

“Il MAGA non appartiene al Presidente Trump”, ha detto Barnette durante un dibattito repubblicano il mese scorso, anche se Trump si è espresso contro di lei. “Anche se ha coniato la parola, il MAGA appartiene in realtà al popolo”.

Anche gli elettori repubblicani della Pennsylvania hanno appoggiato il candidato di estrema destra Doug Mastriano per la carica di governatore, che sostiene il divieto di aborto senza eccezioni e appoggia le false affermazioni di Trump sui brogli elettorali. Mastriano ha vinto la sua competizione.

In North Carolina, gli elettori repubblicani hanno spinto il rappresentante Ted Budd, sostenuto da Trump, che ha votato per annullare la vittoria elettorale di Biden, a vincere la candidatura repubblicana al Senato dello Stato.

La corsa al governatore della Georgia, dove Perdue è stato battuto martedì da Kemp, mostra come il Partito Repubblicano si sia spostato a destra, indipendentemente dal risultato dei candidati sostenuti da Trump in queste primarie. 

Sebbene Kemp non si sia prestato alle teorie cospirazioniste di Trump sui brogli elettorali del 2020, ha promulgato ampie restrizioni di voto, limitato l’aborto e ampliato i diritti sulle armi.

Ma gli elettori sono stati disposti a seguire Trump solo fino a un certo punto nell’appoggiare candidati sbagliati nelle competizioni per le nomination di maggio.

In un’altra corsa di martedì, per la carica di segretario di Stato della Georgia, alcuni esperti avevano previsto che nessuno dei due avrebbe ottenuto la maggioranza, innescando un ballottaggio. Invece, l’incumbent Brad Raffensperger ha sconfitto di stretta misura la rappresentante Jody Hice, sostenuta da Trump, che ha amplificato le affermazioni infondate di quest’ultimo, secondo cui avrebbe effettivamente vinto il voto presidenziale in Georgia nel 2020.

In North Carolina, gli elettori hanno estromesso il deputato Madison Cawthorn, vittima di uno scandalo, nonostante l’appello dell’ultimo minuto di Trump a dargli “una seconda possibilità”. In Nebraska, il governatore scelto da Trump, Charles Herbster, ha perso tra le accuse di aver molestato sessualmente diverse donne.

Con mesi di primarie ancora da svolgere, è troppo presto per conoscere il bilancio finale della vittoria di Trump.

Con mesi di primarie ancora da svolgere, è troppo presto per conoscere i risultati finali della classifica di Trump.

Ma ciò che è già chiaro, secondo gli analisti, è che la strategia vincente di Trump nel 2016, che consiste nel cogliere le questioni che polarizzano aspramente gli americani, è sempre più emulata dai candidati repubblicani di quest’anno e abbracciata con entusiasmo dai sostenitori del partito.

La diffusione di questo populismo di destra potrebbe in ultima analisi aprire la porta a un maggior numero di sfidanti alla morsa di Trump sul partito in vista delle prossime elezioni presidenziali, ha dichiarato Conant, stratega repubblicano.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Mr Trump ha fondato il social Truth Social. Media liberal livorosi e furenti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-10-26.

Donald Trump photographed at Trump Tower in NYC
Donald Trump photographed at the Trump Tower on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NYC on Monday, September 21, 2015. (Damon Winter/ The New York Times)

Mr Trump ha fondato un suo social network, Truth Social, tramite il Trump Media and Technology Group, a sua volta dipendente dal Digital World Acquisition Group.

Bandito da Twitter e Facebook Mr Trump si è messo in proprio, al riparo dalle censure politiche.

Immediata la reazione dei media liberal.

Oltre a parlarne tutto il male possibile, accusano il Truth Social di diffondere una falsa informazione, ossia notizie che contrastino il credo liberal, irredimibile peccato mortale agli occhi dei liberal democratici.

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«Truth Social, the social media app announced Wednesday by former President Donald Trump, could provide the former president with a substantial infusion of cash — but critics also warn that it could create a new platform for the spread of misinformation»

«The app will be the first product of Trump’s new company, Trump Media and Technology Group, which is merging with the Nasdaq-listed Digital World Acquisition Group to form a publicly traded company»

«Digital World Acquisition Group is a SPAC, or special acquisition company, also referred to as a blank-check company, which is usually a company established by a group of investors with a large sum of cash on hand seeking an investment opportunity»

«If the newly announced merger is completed, Trump’s company would have access to the nearly $300 million in cash raised by Digital World Acquisition»

«On Friday, Digital World Acquisition jumped more than 180% in Nasdaq trading before being halted due to volatility as shares surged for a second straight day. Previously, the stock surged more than 350% after the merger with Trump Media and Technology Group was announced»

«The chairman and CEO of Digital World Acquisition, Patrick F. Orlando, is a Wall Street veteran who previously worked at numerous investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, until 2003»

«Trump has remained banned from most major social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, since the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, with companies citing fears that he could incite further violence»

«in launching his own social platform the former president is hoping to regain his enormous social media following as he looks toward the 2022 midterm elections and a possible run for the White House in 2024»

«Trump, in his announcement Wednesday, said he created Truth Social “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech»

«some social media experts who say Truth Social will likely become a “magnet for disinformation,” spreading only “Trump’s truth.”»

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Siamo chiari.

Se i media liberal avessero parlato bene di Mr Trump e di Truth Social, ci saremmo posti la domanda di dove si fosse sbagliato. La loro riprovazione è suggello di essere nel vero.

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Truth Social could provide Trump with infusion of cash — but critics are concerned about its content

The new app will be the first product of the Trump Media and Technology Group.

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Truth Social, the social media app announced Wednesday by former President Donald Trump, could provide the former president with a substantial infusion of cash — but critics also warn that it could create a new platform for the spread of misinformation.

The app will be the first product of Trump’s new company, Trump Media and Technology Group, which is merging with the Nasdaq-listed Digital World Acquisition Group to form a publicly traded company, the former president announced.

The announcement comes at a time of turmoil for Trump’s family business, with multiple branches of the Trump Organization currently under criminal investigation, sources previously told ABC News. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Westchester, New York, district attorney’s office has had an ongoing criminal investigation into the Trump Organization’s Westchester golf course; in July, the Manhattan DA charged the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO, Allen Weisselberg, with tax fraud; and New York Attorney General Letitia James has been conducting a parallel probe into Trump’s business dealings.

Trump has denied all wrongdoing in the investigations, calling James’ investigation and the investigation into his Westchester golf course a “witch hunt.”

Trump also has millions in loans coming due early next year from one of his biggest creditors, Deutsche Bank. As of last year, Trump’s company owed the Frankfurt-based bank an estimated $340 million, according to filings to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in July of 2020.

The Trump Organization is also reportedly in “advanced talks” to sell the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C, which lost $71 million while Trump was in office, according to newly released federal documents.

Digital World Acquisition Group is a SPAC, or special acquisition company, also referred to as a blank-check company, which is usually a company established by a group of investors with a large sum of cash on hand seeking an investment opportunity. They are essentially shell companies that are created to facilitate a merger with companies that want to go public on stock exchanges like the Nasdaq.

If the newly announced merger is completed, Trump’s company would have access to the nearly $300 million in cash raised by Digital World Acquisition. On Friday, Digital World Acquisition jumped more than 180% in Nasdaq trading before being halted due to volatility as shares surged for a second straight day. Previously, the stock surged more than 350% after the merger with Trump Media and Technology Group was announced.

The chairman and CEO of Digital World Acquisition, Patrick F. Orlando, is a Wall Street veteran who previously worked at numerous investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, until 2003. Orlando, who formed his own investment bank, Benessere Capital, is also CEO of Yunhong International, which is itself a blank-check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with headquarters in Wuhan, China, according to Bloomberg.

Digital World Acquisition, which was incorporated in Miami in December 2020 shortly after Trump lost the 2020 election, also has ties to Brazil, as its chief financial officer, Luis Orleans-Braganza, is a current member of Brazil’s National Congress and supporter of the country’s far right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Trump is no stranger to leveraging his celebrity name in the business world, with business offerings ranging from the hit TV show “The Apprentice” to now-defunct ventures like Trump University, Trump Steaks, and Trump Vodka.

“He is a marketer, he is always looking for ways to monetize,” said David Richard, a social media expert and professor at Emerson College. “He can monetize his followers and I think that’s exactly what he is doing.”

Trump has remained banned from most major social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, since the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, with companies citing fears that he could incite further violence. Trump has long credited Twitter and social media for helping fuel his 2016 presidential victory, and in launching his own social platform the former president is hoping to regain his enormous social media following as he looks toward the 2022 midterm elections and a possible run for the White House in 2024.

With Truth Social, Trump will enter an already-crowded market of right-wing social media alternatives that promise users a space for “free speech,” including Parler, Gab, and even Gettr, which was launched by the former president’s longtime aide Jason Miller just a few months ago.

Trump, in his announcement Wednesday, said he created Truth Social “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” But the former president, who used social media to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election, is drawing criticism from some social media experts who say Truth Social will likely become a “magnet for disinformation,” spreading only “Trump’s truth.”

“Donald Trump’s campaign and his brand has always been about creating a truth that benefits him,” said Richard. “If it’s the Trump algorithm, the opposition and dissenting voices are not going to pop up in the feed. Trump will always come first. It doesn’t matter what information you want, you will always get what Trump says at the top of the feed.”

A representative for Trump Media and Technology Group did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment about the new platform, and former President Trump’s office declined to comment.

Alexander Reid Ross, a fellow with the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, told ABC News that while he believes Truth Social won’t grow enough to replace top social media platforms like Twitter, it will probably become a gathering place for extremists who could “turn it into something more focused and deliberately violent.”

“I think the thing about a lot of these sites is that since they’re built solely on voicing frustrations and anger, the engagement is pretty limited,” Ross said. “Obviously, calling it Truth Social sort of lays out a path of hard-core trolling, gaslighting, and assorted reactionary tactics that we’re used to seeing from the Trump camp.”

“Trump’s political existence is fueled by impulsive emotional responses to easy narratives that don’t match the complexities of modern life,” added Ross. “So there is absolutely no reason to believe that a social media site built around his personality will involve modest inquiry based on scientific curiosity using rigorous research.”

Experts also told ABC News that Truth Social could end up having a similar outcome to Trump’s previous online venture.

Earlier this year, Trump shut down “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” a website where the former president posted statements after he was banned from Facebook and Twitter, after only about a month of operation.

“Trump does not have a great track record of launching online platforms in his post-presidency,” said Vivian Schiller, executive director of nonprofit Aspen Institute. “His last attempt, which he called a platform but was in fact a blog, petered out after a matter of weeks.”

On the other hand, said Richard, “Trump knows how to create controversy and he knows how to say things that rile people up,” which Richard said will make it easier for the platform to attract subscribers.

Schiller told ABC News that “the bar is nearly insurmountable” for the site to become an alternative to Facebook or Twitter because the site will likely appeal to mostly Trump supporters who “may grow bored if there’s no one to spar with.”

“That said — and this is important — Trump has defied expectations before, so we shall see,” Schiller said.

Pubblicato in: Stati Uniti, Trump

Usa. Mr Trump ritorna alla grande con un comizio a Cullman, Alabama.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-08-23.

Donald Trump photographed at Trump Tower in NYC
Donald Trump photographed at the Trump Tower on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NYC on Monday, September 21, 2015. (Damon Winter/ The New York Times)

«Former President Donald Trump launched on Saturday a sustained attack on President Joe Biden’s handling of the retreat of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which he called “the greatest foreign policy humiliation” in U.S. history»

«the greatest foreign policy humiliation” in U.S. history»

«Biden’s botched exit from Afghanistan is the most astonishing display of gross incompetence by a nation’s leader, perhaps at any time»

«For his part, Biden has criticized the Afghan military for refusing to fight»

«This is not a withdrawal. This was a total a surrender»

«We could have gotten out with honor ….We should have gotten out with honor. And instead we got out with the exact opposite of honor»

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Usa. Fbi non ha trovato prove di complotto per l’assalto al Campidoglio. Una altra figuraccia.

Cina. Il Ministro degli Esteri Mr Wang Yi mette in riga ciò che rimane degli Stati Uniti.

Afganistan. Biden, lo zimbello del mondo. I media lo abbandonano irati. Terrorismo.

Biden. Questa fuga dall’Afganistan fa crollare la credibilità degli Stati Uniti. Persino nei media.

Afganistan. La débâcle americana è peggio del Vietnam. È devoluzione dell’America.

Usa. Già 18 Stati hanno legiferato la regolamentazione delle procedure di voto. Ira dei liberal.

Washington. Suicidi quattro poliziotti coinvolti nell’assalto al Campidoglio. Una epidemia.

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Il problema non è il ritiro dall’Afganistan, bensì la chaotica resa totale degli americani ai Taliban.

«E il modo ancor mi offende», diceva Dante.

Hanno persino abbandonato armi, automezzi ed elicotteri, nella fretta di scappare via.

Tutti i media americani, specialmente quelli liberal, sono insorti contro Joe Biden, usando parole di fuoco. Per non parlare poi delle associazioni dei veterani.

Ed hanno anche avuto la mano leggera.

Mr Trump sta tornando alla grande, e midterm si avvicina.

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Trump assails Biden for Afghanistan ‘humiliation’

Washington, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump launched on Saturday a sustained attack on President Joe Biden’s handling of the retreat of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which he called “the greatest foreign policy humiliation” in U.S. history.

Trump, a Republican who has dangled the possibility of running again for president in 2024, has repeatedly blamed Biden, a Democrat, for Afghanistan’s fall to the Islamist militant Taliban, even though the U.S. withdrawal that triggered the collapse was negotiated by his own administration.

“Biden’s botched exit from Afghanistan is the most astonishing display of gross incompetence by a nation’s leader, perhaps at any time,” Trump said at a boisterous rally packed with his supporters near Cullman, Alabama.

Taliban leaders are trying to hammer out a new government after their forces swept across the country as U.S.-led forces pulled out after two decades, with the Western-backed government and military crumbling. read more

For his part, Biden has criticized the Afghan military for refusing to fight, denounced the now-ousted Afghan government and declared he inherited a bad withdrawal agreement from Trump.

At the rally, Trump blamed the situation on Biden not having followed the plan his administration came up with and bemoaned U.S. personnel and equipment being left behind as troops withdrew.

“This is not a withdrawal. This was a total a surrender,” he said.

Trump said the Taliban, with whom he had negotiated, respected him. He suggested the quick takeover of Afghanistan would not have happened if he was still in office.

“We could have gotten out with honor,” Trump added. “We should have gotten out with honor. And instead we got out with the exact opposite of honor.”

Pubblicato in: Giustizia, Trump

Usa. NY Supreme Court sentenzia vittoria di Mr Trump contro Hawaii et Al.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-21.

Osprey 001

Grande vittoria legale di Mr Trump alla Corte Suprema di New York per un riferito “racist baby” video.

Ci son voluti quattro anni di battaglie legali intentate dai giudici liberal per stabilire alla fine che la satira è satira, e che quindi non è perseguibile.

Ma se all’epoca i media liberal avevano inscenato una colossale macchina del fango, adesso che il fatto che la Suprema Corte abbia sentenziato che quanto addotto non costituisce reato, lo stanno semplicemente ignorando.

Non ci si stupisca quindi di quanto stia accadendo in Arizona.

Usa. Maricopa. Arizona Audit. Si evidenziano severe ‘discrepanze’ nello scrutinio del 2020.

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Supreme Court. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, et al., Petitioners v. Hawaii, et al. (Case Number 17-17168).

Questa causa era stata iniziata il 22 dicembre 2017.

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New York Supreme Court dismisses ‘racist baby’ lawsuit against Trump, conservative meme maker

«The judge declared the video a work of satire, rendering the case “not actionable.”

A lawsuit filed by the parents of two toddlers featured in a manipulated “racist baby” video was dismissed by the New York Supreme Court on Friday. 

The video at the center of the lawsuit showed a doctored clip of the plaintiffs’ children with a fake CNN chyron that read, “Terrified todler [sic] runs from racist baby.” Then, the chyron changed to say: “Racist baby probably a Trump voter.” The video changes to show the original and ends with the words: “America is not the problem. Fake news is.” It was created by pro-Trump meme maker Logan Cook, better known as Carpe Donktum online, and shared by the former president on Twitter last June.» 

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WIN: New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Trump Over Meme

President Trump last week received a First Amendment victory when New York Supreme Court Judge David Benjamin Cohen dismissed a privacy lawsuit against Trump and Logan Cook, also known as “CarpeDonktum” on social media, over a meme Cook created.

According to court documents, in September 2019, the plaintiffs recorded a video of their two-year-old toddlers, one black and the other white, “hugging each other on a New York City sidewalk,” which went viral as “a symbol of racial unity.”

Cook allegedly “shared the video with Trump, who was then President of the United States, as well as Trump’s campaign, TFP, and misappropriated the video by altering it and intentionally using it out of context to create ‘an extremely distorted and false message.’”

The Hollywood Reporter described the alleged “altering” Cook did to the video in question.

Cook found a video of a white toddler running after a black toddler and stuck a chyron reading “breaking news” over it. The captions read, “Terrified Todler [sic] Runs From Racist Baby” and “Racist Baby Probably A Trump Voter.”

The video then fades to black, and reads, “What actually happened.” The toddlers run at each other and embrace. A new caption: “AMERICA IS NOT THE PROBLEM…FAKE NEWS IS. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FAKE NEWS DUMPSTER FIRES.”

The court document also states that on June 18, 2020, Trump tweeted Cook’s video on his personal account, which gained over 20 million views. The next day Facebook and Twitter removed the video from Trump’s account due to several reasons including: violation of copyright laws, lack of approval from the plaintiffs, and what Twitter says is “likely to cause harm” to the plaintiffs. Cook was reportedly permanently banned from Twitter, but still shared the video on his Instagram account.

The plaintiffs then filed a lawsuit against Trump and Cook over the claim that the video violated “New York privacy and publicity rights law (N.Y. Civil Rights Law §§50 and 51) and was both an intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On June 9, Judge Cohen decided to dismiss the case because the video was “newsworthy” and clearly satire.

“Initially, as defendants assert, the video was newsworthy,” Cohen stated. “To promote freedom of expression, the meaning of ‘newsworthiness’ has been broadly construed and includes ‘not only descriptions of actual events … but also articles concerning political happenings, social trends, or any subject of public interest.’”

“It is common knowledge that one of the principal tactics of Trump’s presidential campaigns, as well as his presidency, was to incessantly attack the mainstream media as purveyors of ‘fake news,’ including his claim that the media exaggerates the extent of racial division in this country. Thus, the video’s references to ‘fake news’ and its depiction of race relations, however distorted, are clearly newsworthy,” Cohen said in his decision. “Since the video is therefore a satire, albeit one which some may consider to be rather distasteful, this Court is constrained to find that it is not actionable.”

Although the judge ruled in favor of Trump and Cook, he denied Trump’s SLAPP claim to cover his legal fees.

“Although this Court rejected plaintiffs’ argument, it finds that they set forth a good faith basis for the extension of existing law and, thus, plaintiffs should not be penalized by the draconian language set forth in CRL §§ 70-a and 76-a,” Cohen’s decision clarifies.

After securing this win, President Trump set out to challenge Facebook, Google, and Twitter over censorship in a major class-action lawsuit, RSBN previously reported.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

Usa. Trump ha guadagnato molti consensi dalle minoranze.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-11-26.

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«Despite his election defeat, President Donald Trump can boast a success that has intrigued pollsters – he was more popular with ethnic minority voters than in 2016»

«Some might find this surprising given that his political critics so often accused him of racism and Islamophobia»

«The Republican president gained a 6% vote share among black men, and a 5% increase among Hispanic women»

«It means some voters changed their minds and decided to cast their vote his way, after either not voting or voting for another candidate in 2016»

«It’s hard for people who aren’t from here in Texas, people forget that Texas used to be a blue state ….The blue here wasn’t like the ideological progressives that we think of now, they were more the old school ‘southern Democrats’ – very racist, very intolerant. So, it was a totally different party, and I had experiences growing up on both sides [of my heritage] of a lot of racism»

«Mateo’s wife Lily, a teacher, first-generation Mexican-American and also a Trump supporter, adds that she voted for him for economic reasons»

«since Trump has been in office our lives have improved»

«The way I’ve been seeing him attacked, the lies»

«But when it came to casting her vote, she felt the Republican party best reflected her socially conservative, Catholic beliefs – particularly on abortion»

«I do love that he’s pro-life and pro-God, and for me that’s very important»

«Even on issues such as immigration, on which President Trump has been notoriously hardline, the Latino community is less monolithic than some assume»

«A 2017 Gallup poll, for example, found that 67% of Hispanic people said they worried a great deal or fair amount about illegal immigration – higher than the proportion of non-Hispanic white people (59%) who answered the same way»

«The group that saw the biggest increase in support for Mr Trump compared to 2016, however, was black men»

«According to a Pew Research Center study from January 2020, a quarter of black Democrats identify as conservative, and 43% as moderate»

«black Americans are more in favour of reducing legal immigration than any other demographic – 85% said they wanted immigration to be reduced from its current level, and 54% chose the strictest options available»

«Organisations such as Blexit, headed up by right-wing personality Candace Owens, gained increasing prominence too»

«I think black Americans are getting a little bit tired of delivering huge votes for the Democrats, and seeing minimal return in terms of economic wealth and closing the wealth gap, job creation and job opportunities… Joe Biden was not an inspiring candidate for many black Americans»

«Americans are fiercely independent, they like strong leadership, and Trump projects the image of being a strong leader»

«Hello Stephanie, I have given you this money, I’m looking out for you. Sincerely, Trump»

«He has a strong nationalist stance, and they try to portray that as racist, …. Protecting your borders and building up your economy is something most Americans want… I don’t see how that’s racist or some kind of dog whistle»

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US election 2020: Why Trump gained support among minorities.

Despite his election defeat, President Donald Trump can boast a success that has intrigued pollsters – he was more popular with ethnic minority voters than in 2016.

Some might find this surprising given that his political critics so often accused him of racism and Islamophobia. Mr Trump denies being a racist and has accused Democrats of taking African Americans voters for granted.

The Republican president gained a 6% vote share among black men, and a 5% increase among Hispanic women.

It means some voters changed their minds and decided to cast their vote his way, after either not voting or voting for another candidate in 2016.

But it tells us something about Mr Trump’s unique appeal.

“I was definitely more liberal growing up – my grandmother was big in the civil rights movement here in Texas during the 60s, and I grew up with that ideology.”

Mateo Mokarzel, 40, is a graduate student from Houston, Texas and is of mixed heritage, Mexican and Lebanese. He didn’t vote in 2016, and he isn’t loyal to either major party – but this time around he decided to cast his vote for the Republicans.

“The first time Trump ran I really wasn’t convinced. I just thought, here’s this celebrity talk-show host guy that wants to run for president, I didn’t take him seriously – so I was not a Trump supporter the first time he ran. To be honest, I thought he was a ringer for Hillary, so I just wasn’t interested,” he tells BBC News.

But Mateo says his upbringing in Texas coloured his view of both political parties.

“It’s hard for people who aren’t from here in Texas, people forget that Texas used to be a blue state,” he says. “The blue here wasn’t like the ideological progressives that we think of now, they were more the old school ‘southern Democrats’ – very racist, very intolerant. So, it was a totally different party, and I had experiences growing up on both sides [of my heritage] of a lot of racism.”

Mateo has brushed off accusations of racism levelled against the president. Instead, he says he was attracted by Mr Trump’s isolationist foreign policy and economic policies.

“He really delivered on his anti-globalisation policy,” he says. “Neo-liberal expansion has really hurt both Mexico and the US, and when you have family that live there, and you can see how it’s hurt people living, their jobs, their wages, it really has increased the narco-war, and this is one of the things Trump came in saying – ‘hey, we’re going to tear apart these trade deals’ – and then he actually did it. That was for me the first sign that he actually meant some of the things he was saying.”

Mateo’s wife Lily, a teacher, first-generation Mexican-American and also a Trump supporter, adds that she voted for him for economic reasons – “our salaries have increased since Trump became president” – and because she likes his “genuine self”, despite her colleagues and her union supporting Mr Biden.

“The way I’ve been seeing him attacked, the lies,” she says. “I never used to vote, because I never felt my vote counted… And I feel like, since Trump has been in office our lives have improved.”

Elizabeth, 27, also changed her mind about the president over the course of his four years in office. She’s a Mexican-American voter from Laredo, one of Texas’s majority-Latino border cities in which Mr Trump over-performed with voters this year. She didn’t vote in 2016, and initially wasn’t convinced by Mr Trump.

But when it came to casting her vote, she felt the Republican party best reflected her socially conservative, Catholic beliefs – particularly on abortion. President Trump recently nominated anti-abortion judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and said it was “certainly possible” they could revisit Roe v Wade, the law that legalised abortion nationwide in 1973.

“My family were all Democrats, it was a huge line of Democrats in my family – but this time I did see a difference,” Elizabeth says. “A lot of presidents make promises but they never keep them, including [former President Barack] Obama. With Trump, when he came into office he came in promising, and at first I was like, ‘oh yeah more empty promises’ – but then I started seeing the results… I do love that he’s pro-life and pro-God, and for me that’s very important.”

In 2020 Latinos overtook the black community to become the largest minority voting bloc in the country – and are therefore a politically powerful group. But it is also diverse, made up of people from very different political and cultural backgrounds.

Even on issues such as immigration, on which President Trump has been notoriously hardline, the Latino community is less monolithic than some assume. A 2017 Gallup poll, for example, found that 67% of Hispanic people said they worried a great deal or fair amount about illegal immigration – higher than the proportion of non-Hispanic white people (59%) who answered the same way.

When the first results were called on election night, there was surprise when it was announced that Miami-Dade had lost a chunk of the Democratic support it had in 2016. Democratic analysts wondered whether the party had done enough to appeal to Cuban-Americans, who make up a large proportion of that county’s voters.

The Trump campaign’s painting of Mr Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris as socialists would have also been successful among Cuban-Americans and Venezuelan-Americans.

Writing in Vogue, Paola Ramos – herself Cuban-American – says: “I come from a family of Cuban exiles and grew up around dinner tables that discussed the crumbling of Fidel Castro’s regime – among family discussion that plotted the awaited return to an island that was overtaken by communism in the early ’60s. Like many young Cuban Americans in Florida, we knew the meaning of Castro, socialismo, and comunismo before we even learned how to add or subtract.”

The group that saw the biggest increase in support for Mr Trump compared to 2016, however, was black men.

The black community has long been seen as the most solidly blue voting bloc, consistently lending its support to the Democrats in large numbers each election. This year was no different – in fact, according to exit polls, white voters were the only group in which a majority voted for Mr Trump.

For this reason Sam Fulwood III, who conducted the Black Swing Voter Project this year, tells BBC News that the increase in support for Trump among black voters shouldn’t be overstated:

“I think it’s more hyped than reality,” said Mr Fulwood, who has been highly critical of Mr Trump. “No other demographic in US society voted for Joe Biden in higher numbers than black men, except black women.”

But although black voters tend to overwhelmingly vote Democrat, they are not a monolith. According to a Pew Research Center study from January 2020, a quarter of black Democrats identify as conservative, and 43% as moderate.

A 2018 Harvard-Harris poll also found that black Americans are more in favour of reducing legal immigration than any other demographic – 85% said they wanted immigration to be reduced from its current level, and 54% chose the strictest options available – allowing fewer than 250,000 immigrants into the country per year, or even saying they would want to allow no immigrants at all. In an article in the LA Times that same year, former diplomat Dave Seminara suggests this is because young black men in the US “often compete with recent immigrants for low-skilled jobs”.

In their book Steadfast Democrats, published in February this year, Ismail White and Chryl Laird suggested the reason black voters have so consistently voted Democrat in the past was not because of a unified ideology, but because of “social pressure from other black voters”. Organisations such as Blexit, headed up by right-wing personality Candace Owens, gained increasing prominence too. And this year, several black celebrities appeared to voice their support for Mr Trump, including rappers Curtis Jackson (aka “50 Cent”) and Ice Cube – although 50 Cent later rowed back his endorsement, and Ice Cube, who had backed Mr Trump’s Platinum Plan, distanced himself from the president’s actual campaign.

Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert Johnson also voiced many black voters’ frustrations with the Democratic party, when he told US broadcaster CNBC: “I think black Americans are getting a little bit tired of delivering huge votes for the Democrats, and seeing minimal return in terms of economic wealth and closing the wealth gap, job creation and job opportunities… Joe Biden was not an inspiring candidate for many black Americans.”

Mr Fulwood tells BBC News that although most black voters he spoke to for the Black Swing Voters Project overwhelmingly believed President Trump was “racist” and “incompetent”, they also admired how he “shows strength and defies the establishment”.

“Because Americans are fiercely independent, they like strong leadership, and Trump projects the image of being a strong leader,” he says.

The president seems to defy authority, he adds. “I think that resonates with a great number of, particularly young, African-Americans, who already feel that the establishment is weighted against them. So his rhetoric taps into their antipathy… They don’t like him, they don’t like his policies, but they like the idea that he sticks it to the establishment.”

Stephanie Muravchik, author of Trump’s Democrats, also suggests President Trump’s appeal to some voters was down to his image as a “boss politician” – an old style of local politician whom she says would be personally familiar with their town’s residents.

“It’s a culture where men are absolutely required to defend themselves against any kind of insult,” she tells BBC News. “Trump really intuitively understands that culture and adopts it as his own. He says things like, ‘never show fear, it’s all about strength’ – when he got Covid and then recovered, he whipped off his mask. That may seem absurd and childish to some, but it reads differently in these communities.”

The Covid-19 stimulus cheque sent to US citizens, with a letter personally signed by President Trump, was an example of so-called “boss politics” in action.

“Trump really wanted to sign the cheques,” she adds. “As mine was automatically deposited, I got a letter from the US government signed by Trump, saying ‘Hello Stephanie, I have given you this money, I’m looking out for you. Sincerely, Trump’. It was really absurd, but it was brilliant, because it was invoking that model of politician as protector.”

But even with all of this in mind, are the racism accusations off-putting for minority voters?

For Mateo, these claims have only strengthened his resolve to support Mr Trump – and to push back against what he calls “media bias”.

“He has a strong nationalist stance, and they try to portray that as racist,” Mateo says. “Protecting your borders and building up your economy is something most Americans want… I don’t see how that’s racist or some kind of dog whistle.”