Trump decline

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Two headlines and articles on the same page of the Asheville Citizen-Times (June 29, 2020):

Trump tweet causes quick stir

Soon after, Trump deleted the tweet that shared the video (of a man shouting “white power”), White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement that “President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video.”

Trump: Not aware of Russian bounty

President Donald Trump denied Sunday that he knew about an intelligence report that concluded Russia had paid a bounty to the Taliban to kill American troops serving in Afghanistan.

Assuming both statements about Trump are true, which is unlikely, here are my Headlines:

Trump hearing is declining

Trump ignorance is growing

On the other hand, we had a saying in my classroom when I taught school administration to teachers aspiring to become administrators: “If it is not in writing, it did not happen. So, put things in writing.” Evidently, American intelligence officials have the same rule.

This is from the June 30, NYT:

American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said.


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