Why Breast-Feeding Scares Donald Trump


The Times piles its list of many things: “bullying, anti-science, pro-industry, anti-public health and shortsighted,” but one word sums up its motive force: hate. Trump hates everyone but the Nigerian “hard man,” corrupt, narcissistic, above the law, misogynistic, a messenger of evil and deception.

His hate has its own hierarchy, clued by his actions, witnessed in his silence: no grief or compassion for the urban victims killed unarmed across the country, not a word of sorrow for Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez, shot in the head by a border agent; silence first greeted crying children Trump exploited to blame Democrats without cause.

What hospitals do routinely, put wristbands on individuals, read with hand scanners, has been as lost as the children deliberately hurt by the abuse of separation.

The center mass of Trump’s hate is focused on infants again, their global feeding: for “choice” HHS opposed a World Health Organization resolution in support of breastfeeding, citing the consensus research that breast milk gives human infants the best chance of healthy development and disease resistance. The US delegation forced Ecuador by threats (to military aid and trade) to withdraw the resolution before the assembly. After scrambles and nations saying no, Russia agreed to sponsor the resolution. Without US objections nor White House-directed, diplomatic threats. The corporations had lost to the Russians.

Everyone watched and knew the US backed down.

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Theresa May Amid Brexit Rift – The New York Times


“Trump’s corporate decisions are patterned after his real estate model! Despite lots of coaching by CEO global masters, Trump can only think of value and pricing as blocks, not as flow as modern managers and nations do, knowing trade is moving money, not income or profit, a cash flow that accurately glimpses the supply chain, absent political vulnerabilities.”

Trump’s tariffs opened trade to political vulnerabilities, and several nations have gone directly after bourbon, an American whiskey made in Kentucky. Wisconsin cheese is a target, too. Maine could lost 25% of its lobster sales, with the lost multiplier rippling through the economy.

Meanwhile, Trump’s Pennsylvania Avenue landmark hotel is filled nightly, business class and foreign meetings, everyday events. (My comment, [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/world/europe/david-davis-brexit-resign.html?comments#permid=27786157])

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Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically | HuffPost


Some 3,000 migrant children remain in government custody after being separated from their parents, and 100 of them are under the age of 5, according to HHS. The New York Times has reported that some records on the separated families have been lost or even destroyed, raising the possibility that some children may never be reunited with their families. In addition, the U.S. has already deported at least 19 parents of children under the age of 5 and in federal custody.

Source: Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically | HuffPost