Trump vs. the global elite

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Donald Trump has found a new enemy in his quest for the White House: the global elite.
In a series of economic speeches, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has railed against the forces of globalization, arguing that changes in the economy have betrayed workers and wiped out the middle class. 
At the center of the "rigged economy," Trump argues, are "powerful corporations, media elites and political dynasties" and his likely general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary Clinton and her friends in global finance want to scare America into thinking small — and they want to scare the American people out of voting for a better future," Trump said Tuesday in a speech near Pittsburgh.
“I want you to imagine how much better our future can be if we declare independence from the elites who've led us to one financial and foreign policy disaster after another.”
Trump’s rhetoric is unusual for a presumptive Republican nominee for president, placing him in direct conflict with Washington business groups who have traditionally been allies of the GOP. 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which doesn’t endorse presidential candidates, unloaded on Trump during the jobs speech, rebutting him point by point on his criticism of trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 
In an op-ed in The Washington Post, the Chamber’s President and CEO, Thomas Donohue, said both Clinton and Trump are wrong on trade.
“Let’s get one thing straight — ripping up our trade agreements, as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggests, and raising a tariff wall around the U.S. economy wouldn’t bring those jobs home,” Donohue wrote.
“Instead, it would decimate millions of high-wage American jobs and slam families trying to make ends meet.”
Trump has treated such criticism as validation of his argument that business leaders are selling out American interests.
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is totally controlled by the special interest groups,” Trump said in defense of his plan to possibly pull the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the TPP.  
“They want to have TPP, one of the worst deals, it will be the worst deal since NAFTA,” Trump said. 
Trump tweeted that the Chamber should fight harder for the American workers because “China, and many others, are taking advantage of the U.S. with our terrible trade pacts.” 
Tony Fratto, a former George W. Bush administration official and head of Hamilton Place Strategies who has advised businesses on trade, called Trump’s attacks “destructive” and “wrong-headed." 
“To trash TPP the way he does is really upsetting,” Fratto said.  
“He’s not serious at all, and he’s only interested in selling in false promises,” he added. 


The Trump movement and antisemitism.

How Donald Trump’s Campaign Collapsed Into An Anti-Semitic Vacuum

Trump Says Taking Down Anti-Semitic Tweet Was A Mistake: ‘Should Have Left It Up’

(Washington Post)

This week, Mic wrote about (((echoes))), an anti-Semitic punctuation-based code for identifying Jewish people; a name appearing in between parentheses indicates the person is Jewish.
(((Echoes))) is also the basis of a Google Chrome extension called“Coincidence Detector,” which automatically placed those parentheses around more than 8,000 names, whenever those names appeared on a webpage viewed in Chrome with the extension active.
The extension’s description in the Chrome store sarcastically explained that its purpose was to “help you detect total coincidences about who has been involved in certain political movements and media empires.”
Joe Veix uncovered the huge list of names that the extension used shortly after Mic published its piece. The full list was uploaded to gitlab by the Coincidence Detector’s creators.
The names on the list were partially crowdsourced by the members of the anti-Semitic forum that started (((echoes))) in the first place.

Peg Johnson
I think the slime that follows Trump is anti-anything. The Jews will get it in the neck as they have historically always been the fall guy for dictators. Make no mistake as he gains power and feels confident he will begin a PROGROM against them along with the others. But this time they will not be alone. If someone or something should happen to Trump can you see the thousands and thousands of Muslims, Jews, Hispanics, Women, Gays, black people in the streets dancing and cheering. Much more glee than the made up Schidt from Tumpet''s filthy comments.

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May 18, 2016 4:00 AM 
I was wrong. I’ve spent most of my career arguing that anti-Semitism in the United States is almost entirely a product of the political Left. I’ve traveled across the country from Iowa to Texas; I’ve rarely seen an iota of true anti-Semitism. I’ve sensed far more anti-Jewish animus from leftist college students at the University of California, Los Angeles, than from churches in Valencia. As an observer of President Obama’s thoroughgoing anti-Israel administration, I could easily link the anti-Semitism of the Left to its disdain for both Biblical morality and Israeli success over its primary Islamist adversaries. The anti-Semitism I’d heard about from my grandparents — the country-club anti-Semitism, the alleged white-supremacist leanings of rednecks from the backwoods — was a figment of the imagination, I figured. I figured wrong. Donald Trump’s nomination has drawn anti-Semites from the woodwork. I’ve experienced more pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism since coming out against Trump’s candidacy than at any other time in my political career. Trump supporters have threatened me and other Jews who hold my viewpoint. They’ve blown up my e-mail inbox with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. They greeted the birth of my second child by calling for me, my wife, and two children to be thrown into a gas chamber. Yes, seriously.

Read more at: Trump’s Anti-Semitic Supporters

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New York Times staffer tweets out op-ed critical of Trump, faces anti-Semitic avalanche

What has been clear for some time is that criticizing Trump while being Jewish is a hazardous online activity. 


Last night, Jonathan Weisman tweeted out an opinion piece from The Post by Robert Kagan: “This is how fascism comes to America.” Via Trump, that is. “This is how fascism comes to America, not with jackboots and salutes (although there have been salutes, and a whiff of violence) but with a television huckster, a phony billionaire, a textbook egomaniac ‘tapping into’ popular resentments and insecurities, and with an entire national political party — out of ambition or blind party loyalty, or simply out of fear — falling into line behind him,” writes Kagan.
A deputy Washington editor at the Times, Weisman included a portion of that sentence in his tweet — along with another tweet on a related topic — and let it fly. Hatred responded.

Unaware of what was being expressed in that tweet, Weisman responded:
And CyberTrump obliged:

Weisman documented what happened next, and here is just a sampling:

Flabbergasted that antisemitism in the Trump voter ranks isn't getting more attention, at least from the @RJC.https://twitter.com/rusted_ovum/status/733281041964654593 
@jonathanweisman Jews I know laugh this stuff off, not serious. They have rejected the victim mentality, it's for the birds and NYT editors.

Generations of American Jews did not believe this still existed til now. https://twitter.com/either_orwell/status/733343106003652610 
@jonathanweisman get used to it you fucking kike. You people will be made to pay for the violence and fraud you've committed against us.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, among many other Twitter observers, took note of Weisman’s efforts to highlight this scourge:

NYTimes reporter @jonathanweisman is retweeting antisemitic tweets from Trump supporters and trolls. It’s ugly. We’ve seen it for a while.

On Twitter and other social-media platforms, it can be difficult to determine who supports whom. Yes, several of the people making anti-Semitic statements had references to the presumptive GOP nominee in their Twitter IDs and photos, though those references could mean anything. What has been clear for some time is that criticizing Trump while being Jewish is a hazardous online activity. On Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative commentator, documented the anti-Semitic backlash that followed his own opinionating about Trump. And cited more from where that came:
It’s not just me, of course. Jake Tapper of CNN now says he’s received anti-Semitic tweets “all day.” My friend Bethany Mandel, another orthodox Jew who opposes Trump, just bought herself a gun out of fear of unhinged Trump supporters. John Podhoretz of Commentary says he receives tweets consistently from “literally neo-Nazi White supremacists, all anonymous…I don’t think I can attribute being a supporter of Trump to being a validator or an expresser of these opinions, but something was let loose by him.” Noah Rothman of Commentary tweets, “It never ends. Blocking doesn’t help either. They have lists, on which I seem to find myself.”
Shapiro Wednesday offered a further exploration at National Reviewunder the headline, “Trump’s Anti-Semitic Supporters.” He writes: “I’ve experienced more pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism since coming out against Trump’s candidacy than at any other time in my political career. Trump supporters have threatened me and other Jews who hold my viewpoint. They’ve blown up my e-mail inbox with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. They greeted the birth of my second child by calling for me, my wife, and two children to be thrown into a gas chamber.”
As this blog reported, journalist Julia Ioffe filed a police report after receiving anti-Semitic threats stemming from the backlash against her story in GQ about Melania Trump. “The Trumps have a record of kind of whistling their followers into action,” Ioffe said at the time.