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What is a National Emergency and President Donald Trump advocates “Bringing out the military”

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “bringing out the military” to cease people of Hispanic origin from crossing the southern border into the U.S. He wants to declare a state of national emergency and in my opinion, I do not agree with this. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of national emergency is a “state of emergency resulting from a danger or threat of danger to a nation from foreign or domestic sources and usually declared to be in existence by a governmental authority.” He makes it seem like we are in immediate danger for allowing more people in this country that would not just like to better their own lives but as well as their families lives and I find this to be quite disturbing. This is disturbing due to the fact that he wants a ban for some countries but allows people from other countries to travel freely to and from the U.S. or give them a pass, so to speak.

Trump had earlier this week repeatedly said he had put the military on notice for such an action, but his comment Thursday seemed to have a backlash. Does he not know that his comments and phrases have public repercussions?  I mean, its fine to voice your own opinions but everyone should have to say in the matter of whether this would be the right thing to do for not just the American people but also for others from different countries.

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A man holds a mask of Donald Trump during the Mexicans meet outside the United States Embassy to plan a welcoming and gather donations for the migrant caravan coming from Honduras on Oct. 23, 2018.

The president had stated a promise in a morning tweet that he made mentions of comments made by Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, on “Fox and Friends.” Judd, a recurrent guest on Fox News Channel, is the union representative for about 16,000 border patrol agents.

“Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border,” Trump tweeted.

Trump included, “MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!” he added, appearing to misspell “changed.” I feel like if you are going to state something that you feel strongly about such as illegal border crossing, please Trump make sure to proofread real quick or have someone in your office do it for you. I mean, Condoleezza Rice did the same for Bush when he was in office.

A small group of Honduran migrants trying to reach the U.S. border walk along train tracks in Trancas Viejas, Veracruz state, on Oct. 24, 2018.
 A small group of Honduran migrants trying to cross the U.S. border walk along train tracks in Trancas Viejas, Veracruz state, on Oct. 24, 2018

Trump has tweeted often in recent days about illegal immigration and the migrant caravan traveling north through Mexico. In which, I think that there is nothing wrong with this, because whose elder relatives from another country was not shuttled here, either by boat, plane or bus to travel together to reach this already great country?

He had said on Wednesday night at a rally in Wisconsin that the U.S. would have a “very secure border” and that the “military are ready” to help in securing it. I have no idea if he will actually put the things he commented on into action but if he does we as a people of the United States definitely let him get that far and should not completely blame him.

To add on to his claim, on Monday, Trump had tweeted, without evidence, that, “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” in the caravan and that he had “alerted Border Patrol and Military that” it was a national emergency.

Trump later admitted he had “no proof,” to support the claim:(

 

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/25/donald-trump-migrant-caravan-military-troops-mexico-border/1762704002/

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/18/trump-close-mexico-border-912278

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pentagon-send-active-duty-troops-border-logistical-support/story?id=58741906

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-says-he-s-bringing-out-military-secure-u-s-n924271

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-18/trump-vows-military-will-close-mexican-border-to-stop-migrants

Trump Media

https://www.8shit.net/donald-trump-ends-school-shootings-banning-schools/Trump1

In the news today with the internet there is a huge amount of fake media that surfaces around the internet media world. There is a huge nesscessity to be able to establish credibility with your sources of information.

In this article I found the media source did not have credibility and was giving false information to his audience. The article talked about the recent school shooting that had the United States public opinion talking about gun control. There were many different opinions the surfaced in this conversation. In this article the author stated that Trump had made a statement that he was going to stop all school shootings by banning all schools. This authors statement was false from what president Trump’s actually response statement was to the recent school shooting and gun control conversation. The author made no point to establish credibility and made a very irrational comment that logically makes no sense. I believe he should have did his research on what President Trump’s actually response was to the situation and not just making irrational statment that was false. The article creates attention because of the statement but loses the audiences favor because of the false information.

Fake News Strategy From the Top

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There has always been the existence of inaccurate and biased reporting. We can go back to biblical times, and even Pope Francis recently said that in the Old Testament was the first of “fake news”. However, today it seems like there’s been a complete breakdown in the news and media industry, including new media such as blogs, and the floodgates have opened on “fake news”, to the point where it’s becoming harder to know which information is completely real or merely partially real.

Despite the staggering amount of inaccurate and biased reporting occurring these days, nothing could be more terrifying than when the highest office in the country is the one creating the misinformation. On January 21, 2017, then-White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, stood in front of the media and challenged them that they had wrongly reported the audience numbers for President Trump’s inauguration. Spicer stated, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

maxresdefaultSpicer lied right in the faces of journalists and essentially the world, saying that the in-person and broadcast audience numbers were the highest of all time. We all knew then, and we still know now, that the Trump administration’s assertions were flat-out wrong, on both counts. The data didn’t back up their claim.

In addition to the horror of our government boldly lying to the public, particularly on such an insignificant matter, the more troubling fact is that this government refuses to admit when they are caught in a lie. In my opinion, they seem to have a policy of “lie and deny”.

I have to admit that as much as I detest this strategy, it’s almost brilliant in some crazy way. Think about it, no matter your position on a subject you can win any debate if you just say you don’t agree with the opposition’s information and continue to repeat that. When presented with facts, challenge from where the information came. Also, create fake reporting to support your misinformation. With these tools, you will never lose an argument again.

 

Armed teachers?

armed teacherI don’t often browse news websites in my free time so when trying to find an article to use for this assignment I looked at a few mainstream media organizations. The article that I ending up choosing is from the website USA Today. I researched online how accurate articles from this site are just out of curiosity and it was reported as being highly factual and used the least amount of biased sources. It did note that there is a slight left leaning editorial bias. This was pretty obvious by the article I chose. Credibility is interesting to think about when reading articles because people tend to have the assumption that news reports online have to be factual when almost more often than not there is a hidden agenda.

The article I ended up choosing is titled “Trump’s awful plan to arm teachers is straight from the NRA playbook.” I am not someone who is really knowledgable on or into politics but I am able to immediately tell that the title alone highlights the agenda of the article written by the columnist James, Alan Fox.

James starts off giving credit to Trump for meeting the grieving survivors of the recent Parkland, Florida shooting.  He then dives straight to his point by the specific choice of language he uses. He talks about Trump’s ‘cozy, political alliance with the National Rifle Association’. This assists in getting his opinion across to readers. He also mentions Trump feeling caught between the students demands for stricter gun laws and his supporters concern for their second amendment rights. Trump’s NRA backed ‘solution’ is to have armed teachers in schools. I think a good counter argument to Trump’s solution would be to mention that there was an armed security officer on site that didn’t even enter the school. He was someone who was trained his whole life with guns and wasn’t able to enter the school and stop the shooter. How could we then expect our teachers to especially on their $40,000 a year salary?

I think the author did a good job of criticizing Trump’s solution from a leftist perspective but he could have offered a perspective from the other side. What would someone who supported Trump’s solution have to say? Because this topic is so controversial and currently trending I have seen what the supporters, who are mostly parents on my Facebook news feed have to say. They said that they would feel safer bringing their kids to school with armed teachers. I am not a parent yet so I don’t know what I would feel comfortable with at this point but I think at least hearing the two perspectives could assist me in forming a more knowledgable opinion. What I do know is that arming teachers is not going to be the only solution dealing with such a complex issue.

 

Shut Up and Dribble?

Laura Ingraham (who?) told LeBron James to shut up and dribble. She’s referencing his interview with Uninterrupted. LeBron criticized Donald Trump… which he can do.

“[Trump] doesn’t understand the people, and doesn’t give a fuck about the people… it’s scary”.

I understand, I’m a minority, it’s not comfortable having a president that is so willing to down ethnic people.

Laura Ingraham saw diffrent, downing LeBron and Kevin Durant, not with perspective, but bully talk.

Things like:
“must they run their mouths like that… this is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA… ungrammatical… unwise to seek political advice from someone.. nobody voted for you… shut up and dribble.”

LeBron can say what he wants, he’s not threatening anybody. He has the right to criticize. He finished high school, so now your speaking fake news. Plus, the wealth of knowledge, information, and perspectives he has gained through life, with his position maybe more valuable than anything else. Who nows, Laura can’t get into LeBron’s mind, who knows what he’s read, what he’s learned, what he knows. Ungrammatical, your critiquing their grammar… as far as I’m concerned, language and it’s correctness is about the place you are in, it is about culture. The right way to speak, technically is where you are. It is the how people speak in that area. Maybe they don’t speak like you, but that doesn’t mean they’re speaking incorrect. We as Americans vote to put someone into office that represent us, if they don’t we can criticize, and Lebron’s criticism are valid, Trump has show that.

Let’s not mute others, lets not speak condescendingly about others, because you don’t like what they say. Lets have a conversation. Shout out to LeBron and KD. We are all people with many facet, so be you and speak your mind, the president is suppose to serve us.

P.S. Kevin Durant has a Masters in Law.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/19/587097707/laura-ingraham-told-lebron-james-to-shutup-and-dribble-he-went-to-the-hoop