The media should not cover Trump’s comments on the Democratic primaries

Trump is trying to influence the results of the Democratic primaries. When Biden had an early lead, he tried to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. Now, he is trying to sow dissension among the Democrats by claiming Sanders is getting ripped off. He has done these because he would rather face Sanders than Biden. Also, Russia is promoting Sanders and sowing dissension.

Prior presidents have never meddled in the opposing primaries like this as far as I recall (which is back to 1960). Trump should shut up until the Democrats pick his opponent for the general election.

The media is helping Trump by spreading his garbage. This is unacceptable and shows they learned nothing from 2016. Once again, they are helping Trump.

My comments on CNN giving publicity to Trump’s comments on Democrats

Here’s a letter I wrote to CNN today and the column I was responding to.

  • Harris Levy <harrisl585@yahoo.com>To:lauren.dezenski@cnn.comFeb 14 at 2:05 PM I think you are wrong to cover Trump’s comments on the Democratic primaries.  The Democratic race is none of his business.  He’s not running in it. I don’t think his comments are worth your time until the Democrats have selected his opponent.  I am 66 and I don’t recall prior presidents trying to influence the opposing side’s primaries.  Trump’s attacks on Joe and Hunter Biden certainly hurt Biden’s campaign (to an unknown degree) and the media helped Trump by repeating charges that have been shown to be baseless.  Now that Biden is faltering, you don’t hear much from Trump about this.  He accomplished his mission of damaging the opponent who was shown as most likely to beat him.  Now, he is trying to rile up Sanders supporters by making them think the process is unfair.
    When you repeated Trump’s lie about Bloomberg asking for a box, you left out two things:  Bloomberg’s denial and his actual height.Ask yourself this:  If one of your Republican commentators such as Santorum had told the lie about the box, would CNN have tolerated it?  I hope they would have refuted it or even suspended him briefly.  When Trump says it, the media repeats it.  Even a Fox host knows that the media is doing Trump’s dirty work.
    Jesse Watters ‘can’t stop thinking about the box’ at center of Trump-Bloomberg feud

    Jesse Watters ‘can’t stop thinking about the box’ at center of Trump-Blo…Yael Halon”The Five” hosts responded to the ongoing feud between President Trump and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloom…
    I would prefer that you spend your space on real issues such as health care, guns, immigration, and the economy.  There are major differences between the parties.  That is newsworthy and would help voters.  Repeating Trump’s vile lies and juvenile nicknames is not helpful to anyone but Trump.
    Harris Levy
    —– Forwarded Message —– From: Chris Cillizza <cillizza@newsletters.cnn.com>To: “harrisl585@yahoo.com” <harrisl585@yahoo.com>Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 06:30:44 PM ESTSubject: The Point: Donald Trump, part-time political pundit
    View this email in your browser The Point with Chris Cillizza   February 13, 2020  | by Lauren Dezenski and Chris Cillizza Donald Trump, part-time political pundit Image From childish nicknames to suggestions of frailty, impotence and more, President Donald Trump has shown he is no-holds-barred when it comes to taking down a challenger — or acting as a pundit against his potential opponents.   Let’s take a look at his latest takes on the current Democratic field.   First, there’s Michael Bloomberg.   Trump has seized on Bloomberg’s height in his criticism of the former New York mayor: “Mini Mike is a 5’4” mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians. No boxes please,” Trump tweeted Thursday.   For reference, Trump is 6’3″ and has often repeated this line about Bloomberg asking for a box to stand on in future debates — and Bloomberg’s potential debate performance.   “Mini Mike Bloomberg is a LOSER who has money but can’t debate and has zero presence, you will see,” Trump also tweeted.   Trump added that Bloomberg “hates Crazy Bernie and will, with enough money, possibly stop him.”   That brings us to Trump’s thoughts on Bernie Sanders — winner of the New Hampshire primary. “Crazy Bernie” comes up a lot.   And last, there’s apparent Iowa caucus winner Pete Buttigieg. Trump has taken a different tack with the former mayor. His nickname for Buttigieg is simply “Bootedgeedge” — a phonetic spelling of Buttigieg’s preferred pronunciation.    Asked today whether America would vote for gay president, Trump told conservative radio host Geraldo Rivera there “would certainly be a group” that would not support an LGBTQ president, but, “You and I would not be in that group.”   It’s a much nicer tone than what Trump has used for the rest of the field, though it’s unlikely to last.    The Point: If you want to know what Trump thinks (or wants YOU to think) about his opponents, just watch his Twitter feed.   — Lauren

Trump’s disgusting retweet of a fake photo

Trump is disgusting. Republicans will just go along with this terrible behavior.

Trump tweets photo of Iran that is apparently classified

Trump keeps lying when he says Comey released classified information. Trump released classified information to Russian diplomats in the White House. Now, he has released an apparently classified picture of Iranian military installations.

Trump’s pro-Russia policies, attacks on our allies and reckless release of classified information is going to make it less likely that other countries will provide intelligence information to the US. Trump is making us less safe. Sad!

Trump’s visit to Dayton

He lied about what the Senator Brown and the mayor said.

The press was not allowed to take pictures but the White House released some.

He went back to attacking Biden after he left Dayton.

He only cares about how he was received.

Trump did not speak publicly which is a good thing since he has no interest in unifying the country. He should shut up and go home.

The right is blaming Sanders for the shooter since he followed liberals but Sanders has never spewed hateful rhetoric and encouraged violence like Trump has.

Fox News poll on Trump’s racist tweets

Here’s an except from the Reliable Sources newsletter by CNN’s Brian Stelter last night and the email I sent him:

From the newsletter:

New polling about Trump’s racist tweets

Some newsworthy results from this new Fox News poll:

 — 63% of Americans say Trump’s racist tweets “crossed the line.”
 — 56% say saying “go back” is a racist thing to say to people of color.
— Only 34% say Trump respects racial minorities.

What I wrote to him:

  • To:brian.stelter@turner.comJul 26 at 12:50 PM
  • I appreciate your excellent newsletter and know it is difficult to work in an environment where the president of the country lies all the time.
    In your coverage of the Fox News poll on Trump’s racist tweets, I think you should have noted that the numbers you cited represent the majority but the views of Republicans were very different.
    The poll showed (per the article you linked to):
  • 53% of Republicans think the tweets were an acceptable political attack
  • 33% of Republicans think the tweets crossed the line
  • 21% of Republicans think the language is racist while 45% do not and 30% say it depends.
  • 68% (which is lower since apparently more Republicans see that Trump is bigoted) think Trump respects minorities
    To me, most Republicans fall in to one of two categories. 
  • They are
  • 1) racists or
  • 2) willing to tolerate racism
    Other polls have shown that Trump’s support among Republicans is around 90% and very few Republican elected officials pushed back against Trump’s racist remarks.


The majority of Republicans approve of Trump’s racist tweets

82 percent of Republicans agree with Trump’s racist tweets. Once again:

All Trump supporters are:

  1. racists or
  2. willing to tolerate racism

This problem won’t go away once Trump is gone. The Republican Party is now the party of racism. Very few Republican legislators criticized Trump’s tweets.

From the CBS poll: ” Most of those in agreement with the president are from his party, with 82% of Republicans agreeing, including 47% who strongly agree with the statements.”

But don’t forget this: