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More Pinocchios from Donald Trump

Emanuel L. Paparella, Ph.D.

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[yt_dropcap type=”square” font=”” size=”14″ color=”#000″ background=”#fff” ] W [/yt_dropcap]hile ongoing probes about the involvement of his associates with Russian officials during the presidential campaign continue to sound alarms, Donald Trump, true to form, attempted, once again, to create distractions by forwarding a series of misleading tweets.

In one of them he questions the probe of the House Intelligence Committee asking why it isn’t investigating the former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, the former president, who allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech money, the Russian reset, praise of Russia by Hillary, the Podesta Russian Company. He also blames Hillary Clinton for a deal between Russia’s nuclear power agency and a Canadian company, a claim that upon fact checking by Politifact proved to be mostly false.

He concludes that the Trump Russia story is a big hoax, just fake news, while of course his tweet’s pompous pronouncements are the pure unadulterated truth based on fact. Is this a case of “the lady doth protest too much”? Most probably. In any case, the Pinocchio nose keeps growing by the day.

This latest spade of tweets do not even spare the conservative House Freedom Caucus for its efforts to prevent the passage of the new American Health Care Act, Trump’s first legislative failure. As usual, Trump, rather than assuming responsibility for the debacle, is now looking for scapegoats to blame, or throw under the bus, as the case may be.

In his bombastic style Trump tweets that the Freedom Caucus snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, when they should have won. In any case he prefers Obamacare to remain as is so that it can implode and explode. Then the Democrats will make a deal with him: “that will not be long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!” he tweeted. Indeed, we are all in very good shape.

Let us all remember that Pinocchio, like George Washington, never, never, never tells a lie! That’s a presidential guarantee.

Professor Paparella has earned a Ph.D. in Italian Humanism, with a dissertation on the philosopher of history Giambattista Vico, from Yale University. He is a scholar interested in current relevant philosophical, political and cultural issues; the author of numerous essays and books on the EU cultural identity among which A New Europe in search of its Soul, and Europa: An Idea and a Journey. Presently he teaches philosophy and humanities at Barry University, Miami, Florida. He is a prolific writer and has written hundreds of essays for both traditional academic and on-line magazines among which Metanexus and Ovi. One of his current works in progress is a book dealing with the issue of cultural identity within the phenomenon of “the neo-immigrant” exhibited by an international global economy strong on positivism and utilitarianism and weak on humanism and ideals.

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Comey treated in Thuggish Mafia Style by the White House

Emanuel L. Paparella, Ph.D.

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Former FBI Director James Comey is furious at the lack of respect the White House has showed him by the way he was fired, worthy of a Mafia operation, sources confirm.

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Trump’s Dumb Ideas for Economic Growth

Emanuel L. Paparella, Ph.D.

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[yt_dropcap type=”square” font=”” size=”14″ color=”#000″ background=”#fff” ] I [/yt_dropcap]f there’s an economic idea that Donald Trump and his economic advisers continually reiterate it is that slashing taxes inevitably leads to economic growth. Let’s see how true this idea is.

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The Demeaning of the Office of the President

Emanuel L. Paparella, Ph.D.

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[yt_dropcap type=”square” font=”” size=”14″ color=”#000″ background=”#fff” ] C [/yt_dropcap]NN has recetnly reported that President Trump’s latest anti-media attacks “are beneath the dignity of the office of the President.” In an interview with Time magazine, Trump insulted CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon and criticized MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. He also called CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert a “no-talent guy.”

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