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Trump’s Tacky Coin

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The presidential challenge coin is now Trumpified and MDC says, it looks tacky.

The commander in chief took a hands-on role in the redesign of the challenge coin, a medallion that presidents hand out as mementos, according to reports.

The new presidential hardware screams Trump. The coin is shiny and gold — a change from the drab, brass-colored look of coins issued by his predecessors, like the one from former President ­Barack Obama.

The US motto, “E pluribus unum,” has been replaced by Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

In addition, the coins are no longer round. Instead, they have a “Donald J. Trump” banner on the bottom edge.

Donald Trump Jr releases Secret Service

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, is giving up his Secret Service protection, according to a person familiar with the matter.

MDC says, GOOD FOR YOU .The person, speaking under condition of anonymity, was not authorized to comment publicly.

The Secret Service said in a statement that “to ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection.”

The New York Times reported Monday night that Trump Jr. is declining the protection so he can have more “privacy.”

Yet Trump Jr.’s decision to forgo protection could be a big cost-savings for the agency already strained by President Trump’s frequent travels and large family.

As USA TODAY first reported in August, the Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs for an expanded protective mission under Trump, who has spent almost every weekend traveling to properties he owns on the East Coast.

More: Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump’s frequent travel, large family

More: How Trump could ease the burden he’s putting on the Secret Service

More: Secret Service director tells agents: I am ‘fighting’ to get you paid

Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said last month that more than 1,000 agents have already hit federally mandated caps on annual salary and overtime allowances meant to last the entire year. Congress would need to intervene to get these agents paid.

In an interview, Alles acknowledged the president’s large, 18-member family but added that there was “no flexibility” in the service’s mandated protective responsibility. “I can’t change that,” he said.

Trump can’t pay for his own Secret Service protection because it could raise legal issues under the Anti-Deficiency Act.  Yet Trump’s immediate family is allowed, under the law, to decline Secret Service protection or find other options, such as private security.

As Trump Organization executives, Trump’s children – both Donald Jr. and his brother Eric Trump – take frequent trips to promote Trump-branded properties across the globe, from their home base in New York to places as far-flung as the United Kingdom and Dubai. Eric’s business trip to Uruguay earlier this year cost the Secret Service nearly $100,000 just for hotel rooms, as one example.

Under Trump, the service is protecting an unprecedented 42 officials, up from 31 during the Obama administration.

The UGLY AMERICAN

THE UGLY AMERICAN = DONALD TRUMP

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You may not have heard of the expression “The Ugly American,” it was a slight to the way Americans behaved when traveling abroad that became iconic in the 1960s’. From clothing to expectations, Americans stood out, as if unaware of the surrounding environment and different cultural behaviors of the peoples of the world. It was as if Americans lived in a bubble, an altered state of reality. Maybe we were glutenized by our low nutritional diets. Maybe we were in shock after World War II and the Korean War. Whatever the cause, America and Americans were unaware of the behavioral state the rest of the world was in. America was not decimated by the wars, or by dictatorships, or Communism’s atheistic domination of its’ people. The world was psychologically broken.

Today we have the epitome of ugliness in an American President. He is the “Ugliest American” and completely out of synch with much of the world and America in general.

Trump is the classic example of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), brought on by parents who used alcohol during the pregnancy, most probably alcoholism. FAS people are individuals whose actions are unaware of the consequences of those actions. Americans can’t fix FAS in an Ugly American President. Americans must learn about FAS before they can see for their own eyes how the syndrome plays out.

The damage is done, as we have a fox in the hen house, a Manchurian candidate ready to decimate the office of the Presidency and the very fabric of an America that was once steeped in the welfare of the common community.

A bottom line “money is the only thing important to this President,” leaves the majority of Americans who are uncompetitive in a crisis. That 8.5% of the population that are corporate competitors have had their way with the American processes of governing. Just like the Religious Right jumped into politics to have a voice, so to the corporations have had their influence as lobbyists with monetary clout. The addictive election process to money and donors, leaves those without a voice at the will of the winds of political agendas hardly expressing those needs of the unrepresented.

Fighting ugly with ugly is a losing path. Not giving a platform to ugliness is a remedy. Educating the children and the millennials is imperative. Speaking to millennials is almost impossible when they have no interest in the historic road that got us here in the first place. Not knowing Eisenhower was a president or an American and World War II hero makes this person quiver. Is there no interest or curiosity to the past by that millennial generation?

The Ugliest American is on the stage of history. He represents the fears of the Americans who haven’t an interest in anything outside their county. He represents the corporate greed that bucks the law and the consequences of industrial crooks, and thieves, and polluters.

Trump is ugly because when he goes “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, ain’t I the fairest of them all,” the mirror lies. Psychologically no one can see themselves or their shadows. Trump’s shadow is his family history. You can’t change the facts of a father who had KKK leanings because you are president. President Bush tried to save face with a father who lost the presidency and didn’t finish off Saddam Hussein. We as Americans are so predictable when it comes to the shadows we drag around. Trump’s mother is of Scottish descent. As marvelous as the Scottish clans of people are, many have been the root of the KKK, or the alt-right as it is known today. That is a large shadow Trump walks in.

As far as Trump appears to be the real Manchurian candidate, and his minions who want to look the other way, just remember this, Trumps first wife is named Ivana, a feminizing of the name Ivan, and Ivanka his daughter, is another example of the name Ivan. Ivan is a Russian name. Trumps’ wives, one, and three, were born as inheritors of the Communist eastern satalite countries that were dominated by the USSR since the end of WWII. Like my friend from Russia said recently’ “Russia owns North Korea, and that is because of the support the Russians gave to that Korea from the beginning of the Korean War. And it was the policies of propaganda and brainwashing the Russians excelled in that saved the North Koreans from obliteration. When the USSR collapsed the support for the North collapsed as well. The Russians still own the North Koreans, the Russians screwed up and this screw up is still having ramifications.

Trump the Ugliest American is beholden to the Russians and their oligarchs, the Chinese and their Communist regimes’ money, and the German banks who were willing to make a profit on any deal Trump threw at them. The monies to run the Trump properties could not be raised with any American bucks, because the four time bankrupt businessman has no credit here in America. Anyone who partnered with a Trump product got screwed. Giving a screwing is not an American ideal for most Americans. But those who come to these shores and think that the only thing America stands for is the Almighty Dollar is sorely mistaken. America has and should always remain a place of fair play, a level playing field. Today the President is an American greed story. It is a product sent to us from foreign cultures that found a root here. Usually after a few generations the good instincts that were given to the settlers from our very magnificent indigenous peoples rubs off on the generations that follow. Fear that is brought over like diseases that lay dormant or like the foreign birds such as starlings and bluejays that chase our song birds away, are not American in value or spirit.

The Ugliest American is a man of fear and that is the illusion he holds dear, the bubble he refuses to leave. His ears are closed to anything but the nurturing of that fear. He has lost his ability to listen and what he hears is what he wants to hear.

And the dumbing down of the children and the young adults who have one day to assume the responsibilities of the generations that dumped their crap on them, have a huge chore ahead. It will take the Boomer generation to come out once again and lead and teach that we all are each others keepers.