The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
Donald Trump is a racist and a pathological liar, who suffers from narcissistic personality disorder. He will lead our country into ruin or worse. This disaster in the making is the presumptive nominee of your Republican Party.
Would you hire Donald Trump for any job with Howard County or with the State of Maryland?
Are you still Republicans?
You must say something.
You must do something.
You must resign from the Republican Party and change your party registration to unaffiliated.
That would earn my respect.
Donald Trump is mentally ill. He has narcissistic personality disorder. He is also a pathological liar — he confidently denies statements he previously said on TV. On the other hand, he continues to state that he was opposed to the war in Iraq by citing statements made in 2004. The war began in 2003. He states that he observed thousands and thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey after 9-11. He did not!!
If Donald Trump becomes President, all the planning for Downtown Columbia will not matter. At best, he will say something stupid–he cannot help himself–and the stock market will crash. He will start a trade war with China, the EU, and of course Mexico. The economy will collapse.
At worst we will get into a war. Trump refuses to ever backdown or admit a mistake. Putin will test him early in 2017. Trump will ratchet up the conflict. A small war will spin out of control because Trump will listen to no one–he knows better than the generals he will say.
And then the unthinkable will happen. The Russian missiles will be launched. Washington and Baltimore will be eviscerated. And then when the nuclear bombs fall on Fort Meade, the Applied Physics Lab, and the FCC laboratory Columbia will be gone as well.
Vote for Trump and world as we know it will be history.
Huffington Post Note: “Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.”
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 – a date which which was a total disaster –a huge disaster- the United States of America was attacked by the third rate navy and air force of the loser Empire of Japan.
America was at peace with that loser nation, and I had been talking with Japan, was still in conversation with the Japanese, I love the Japanese, I have made great deals with the Japanese. I was talking with that little loser Emperor and his little hands looking toward a deal in the Pacific. Have you looked at his hands? They are so small. I make great deals. I have Japanese living in my buildings.
One hour after Japanese airplanes bombed in Hawaii (I love Hawaii) the lyin’ Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his loser colleague delivered to my Secretary of State a letter to my recent message. I should not have read the letter. I should have said bye bye. This loser reply stated that it seemed useless to continue with diplomatic negotiations; the lyin’ ambassador said nothing about his loser attack which killed our troops. We love our troops. Don’t we love our troops? Nobody loves the troops more than me. I will take care of our troops.
Excuse me, the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the past weeks the third rate Japanese Government has lied to me. The little Emperor lied that he wanted continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. We will rebuild our military. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed in the ocean between San Francisco and Honolulu. I have made great deals in Honolulu. It’s expensive, but I make great deals. Many Japanese live in my buildings in Honolulu. However, no more Asians will be allowed to enter the United States until our leaders can figure out what the hell is going on.
Yesterday the third rate Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Hong Kong a colony of a third rate empire. Britain is such a loser. They will not be around much longer. Every night they hide in the subways. What kind of country makes the people hide in the subway? Americans do not hide. We do not hide.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night loser Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Midway is not that big, we really do not need it anyway.
Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive all over the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the America have already formed their opinions and well understand the what this means to the very life and safety of our great nation.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures—all measures–be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the attack against us. I will fight this loser nation. Believe me, I will make America great again.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this loser attack from a lyin’ nation, the American people, in their might, will win through to absolute victory. I will make Japan pay for this attack. Mark my words. We will rebuild our military and Japan will pay for it. It will happen.
I believe that it is the view of the Congress and of the people when I say that we will not only defend ourselves but will make it very certain that this form of war shall never again endanger us. I will protect America.
Hostilities exist. There is no doubt at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces, with the support of our people, we will win. America will win. So help us God. So help us. Only I can protect America.
Donald Trump says that the Congress must declare that since the unprovoked and loser attack by that little Japanese Hiro on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the third rate Japanese Empire.
President Donald J. Trump – December 8, 1941
I consider my political views to be generally moderate leaning liberal and Democratic. In the present political climate I will never vote for any Republican. I find that of the four remaining Republican candidates only Governor Kasich possesses the experience and most importantly the personality and temperament to be President of the United States. I have been angered and frustrated by Donald Trump’s middle school antics and feuds for many, many years.
While I do not share the political views of many members of the Republican national security community, I find that they express my conclusions that I came to many months ago regarding Trump’s unfitness for the Office of President of the United States. Their open letter reads:
We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of opinion on America’s role in the world and what is necessary to keep us safe and prosperous. We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity, we nonetheless are obligated to state our core objections clearly:
His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle. He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.
His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for economic disaster in a globally connected world.
His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable.
His hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric undercuts the seriousness of combatting Islamic radicalism by alienating partners in the Islamic world making significant contributions to the effort. Furthermore, it endangers the safety and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of American Muslims.
Controlling our border and preventing illegal immigration is a serious issue, but his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall on the southern border inflames unhelpful passions, and rests on an utter misreading of, and contempt for, our southern neighbor.
Similarly, his insistence that close allies such as Japan must pay vast sums for protection is the sentiment of a racketeer, not the leader of the alliances that have served us so well since World War II.
His admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.
He is fundamentally dishonest. Evidence of this includes his attempts to deny positions he has unquestionably taken in the past, including on the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Libyan conflict. We accept that views evolve over time, but this is simply misrepresentation.
His equation of business acumen with foreign policy experience is false. Not all lethal conflicts can be resolved as a real estate deal might, and there is no recourse to bankruptcy court in international affairs.
Mr. Trump’s own statements lead us to conclude that as president, he would use the authority of his office to act in ways that make America less safe, and which would diminish our standing in the world. Furthermore, his expansive view of how presidential power should be wielded against his detractors poses a distinct threat to civil liberty in the United States. Therefore, as committed and loyal Republicans, we are unable to support a Party ticket with Mr. Trump at its head. We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election of someone so utterly unfitted to the office.
Robert D. Blackwill
Daniel A. Blumenthal
Eliot A. Cohen
Chester A. Crocker
Patrick M. Cronin
Richard A. Falkenrath
Peter D. Feaver
Reuel Marc Gerecht
Christopher J. Griffin
Mary R. Habeck
William C. Inboden
Jamil N. Jaffer
Robert G. Joseph
Philip I. Levy
Mary Beth Long
Paul D. Miller
Andrew S. Natsios
Roger F. Noriega
Robert T. Osterhaler
Mackubin T. Owens
Martha T. Rainville
Daniel F. Runde
Richard L. Russell
Gary J. Schmitt
Kalev I. Sepp
David R. Shedd
William H. Tobey
Frances F. Townsend
Jan Van Tol
Dov S. Zakheim
Robert B. Zoellick
Number of Signatories: 84
The statement above was coordinated by Dr. Eliot A. Cohen, former Counselor of the Department of State (2007–8), and Bryan McGrath, Managing Director of The FerryBridge Group, a defense consultancy. They encourage other members of the Republican foreign policy and national security communities wishing to sign the declaration to contact them.