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Trump’s 78 Radical Right-Wing Wishes for His 78th Birthday

Also "MAGA Malarkey: The Extremism You Missed From Republicans This Week"

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From the DNC War Room:

Trump’s 78 Radical Right-Wing Wishes for His 78th Birthday

DNC National Press Secretary Emilia Rowland released the following statement: 

“On Donald Trump’s 78th birthday, we want to make sure the American people know 78 of Trump and his extreme MAGA allies’ radical right-wing wishes for his second term.”
  1. Force American women to live under a wildly unpopular nationwide abortion ban, stripping them of their fundamental freedoms.
  2. Terminate the Affordable Care Act, ripping health care coverage away from millions of hardworking Americans and potentially allowing health insurance companies to discriminate against the millions of people with preexisting conditions.
  3. Gut critical, hard-earned benefits such as  Social Security and Medicare for America’s seniors.
  4. Give more tax handouts to big corporations and the ultra-wealthy and make working Americans foot the bill.
  5. Roll back gun regulations on pistol braces that have been used in mass shootings.
  6. Trump’s Project 2025 is plotting to eliminate the Department of Education.
  7. Praise Putin for his invasion of Ukraine instead of supporting U.S. allies and defending democracy.
  8. Trump and his extreme Project 2025 allies have a plan to ban abortion medication, making it even more difficult for women to access reproductive health care.
  9. Allow red states to monitor women’s pregnancies, supporting extremist Republicans in violating Americans’ fundamental right to privacy.
  10. Threaten to allow Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to our NATO allies.
  11. Allow states to throw women, doctors, and nurses in jail for attempting to provide or receive life-saving reproductive health care.
  12. Appoint more extreme right-wing judges.
  13. Trump and his Project 2025 allies have a plan to oust federal officials who would stand in the way of Trump’s conspiracy-backed agenda and replace them with Trump’s MAGA minions.
  14. Restrict access to contraception.
  15. Trump and his radical Project 2025 allies have a plan to recommit to restructuring eligibility to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), threatening to leave individuals and families without the benefits they need.
  16. Threaten Americans’ access to using IVF to grow their families.
  17. Allow big corporations to charge bogus junk fees that some of Trump’s allies defend instead of bringing down the costs for working families.
  18. Two-time unions by courting their endorsements but also have an anti-labor record that prioritized billionaires and corporations at the expense of hardworking Americans and their labor rights.
  19. Dismiss efforts to raise the minimum wage to put more money into the pockets of American workers.
  20. Threaten to appoint anti-union officials to the National Labor Relations Board like he did in his first term who will consistently side against the American worker.
  21. Worsen inflation with reckless policies that his policy advisors have plotted to “devalue the US dollar.
  22. Encourage an economic crash for his own political benefit.
  23. Impose an across the board 10% tariff on imported goods, adding to the $230 billion that Americans have already paid thanks to his previous trade wars.
  24. Wrongfully take credit for all of President Biden’s hard work to cap insulin prices at $35 a month for seniors after failing to cap insulin costs or hold Big Pharma accountable during his four years in the White House.
  25. Undermine Medicare’s ability to negotiate fair drug prices for seniors.
  26. Arm classroom teachers with weapons instead of implementing common-sense gun laws that would help keep our children safe in schools.
  27. Roll back President Biden’s “zero-tolerance” policy that revokes federal licenses from firearms dealers that have violated gun laws.
  28. Threaten to diminish funding for Pell Grant recipients, affecting over 8 million students every year.
  29. Prioritize the National Rifle Association over the American people.
  30. Enforce sex discrimination laws on the basis of biological sex, including banning transgender Americans from serving their country in the military, according to Trump’s Project 2025 Playbook.
  31. Rip away access to gender-affirming care for minors, preventing people from receiving access to health care they deserve.
  32. Trump’s Project 2025 allies want to defund the Department of Energy, including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations and the Loan Programs Office.
  33. Reverse the Biden Administration’s focus on the LGBTQ+ community and equity.
  34. Stack his cabinet with extreme-right allies.
  35. Destroy the United States’ democracy and freedom and acting as a dictator on “day one.”
  36. Dream of a “unified reich.”
  37. Pardon January 6 insurrectionists, letting them off the hook for the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol.
  38. Slash civil service protections and seize tighter control over bureaucratic operations.
  39. Weaponize the Department of Justice to spearhead his personal revenge tour by prosecuting political opponents.
  40. Gut President Biden’s historic climate legislation, putting clean energy subsidies and regulations that incentivize electric vehicles on the chopping block.
  41. Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement again, disregarding international efforts to fight climate change.
  42. Dismantle regulations on Big Oil and Gas.
  43. Promise to roll back regulations for Big Oil after asking them to donate $1 billion to his campaign.
  44. Unravel Biden’s investments in American EV manufacturing.
  45. Trump’s extreme allies want to eliminate the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, threatening its efforts to reduce harm to lower-income and minority communities who are disproportionately affected by pollution.
  46. Recommit to his disastrous first term agenda of rolling back environmental regulations and undermining the EPA.
  47. Threaten to double down on his first term agenda that put regulations regarding toxic chemicals on the chopping block, despite the fact that they pose serious health threats to the American people.
  48. Defund the Federal Transit Administration, hurting millions of Americans who rely on local public transportation every day, according to the plan from Project 2025.
  49. Continue to applaud and cozy up to white supremacists, who he’s called “very fine people” and “my people.”
  50. Push for an unconstitutional third term if he retakes power.
  51. Attack diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and work to shift the narrative to “anti-white” racism, upending efforts to counter racism and support minority groups.
  52. Trump and his Project 2025 allies have a plan to cut federal K-12 public school universal meal programs, threatening to allow more children to go hungry.
  53. Continue to inspire allies to censor and ban books in states.
  54. Try to insert his extremism and political interference into public school curriculums.
  55. Funnel money away from public education, plans for which are further outlined in his extreme allies’ Project 2025 playbook.
  56. Threaten to eliminate over 490,000 (approximately 14% nationwide) public school teachers instead of addressing the teacher shortage.
  57. Trump Project 2025 allies want to halt all student loan forgiveness initiatives and programs, exacerbating the ongoing student debt crisis.
  58. Rip apart families with his cruel immigration policies.
  59. Enable the mass deportation and detention of undocumented immigrants.
  60. Create detention camps near the Southern border.
  61. Deploy the American military to round up immigrants.
  62. Try to terminate DACA (again).
  63. Ban entry for people coming from Muslim-majority countries, again.
  64. Abolish birthright citizenship in the United States.
  65. Continue to praise foreign dictators including North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, despite human rights abuses.
  66. Move to withdraw from the World Health Organization and undermine global health operations, again.
  67. Fire career diplomats and replace them with his MAGA cronies.
  68. Undermine criminal justice reform efforts, as planned with Trump’s Project 2025 playbook.
  69. Expand and increase the use of the death penalty.
  70. Go after television companies that report what he deems “fake news” and jeopardize First Amendment rights.
  71. Deploy the military against American civilians.
  72. Mobilize the National Guard to combat crime.
  73. Use the Department of Justice to investigate his political enemies.
  74. Threaten to disregard Mexico’s sovereignty and send armed forces into Mexico to combat the drug cartels.
  75. Bring back large mental institutions instead of actually addressing the mental health crisis.
  76. Force unhoused people off of the street by moving them to tent cities.
  77. Potentially gut funding for rural schools by $175 million.
  78.  Become the first U.S. president to be a convicted felon (oh wait, he already did that).

MAGA Malarkey: The Extremism You Missed From Republicans This Week

MAGA Republicans stooped to new lows this week with their extremism, hypocrisy, chaos, and — as President Biden would call it — malarkey. In case you missed it: Trump went off the rails as he met with his MAGA minions in Congress to further discuss their extreme 2025 blueprint in his first visit to Capitol Hill since January 6; Trump called Milwaukee — the site of the 2024 GOP convention —  a “horrible city”; he then said he would work “side by side” with an anti-choice extremist group that wants abortion “eradicated entirely”; some of Trump’s VP contenders voted against protecting access to IVF; VP contender Marco Rubio defended Trump’s horrifying comments that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of our nation; Trump told voters he doesn’t care about them, only their votes; Trump and MAGA Republicans doubled-down on slashing the corporate tax rate for big corporations while letting hardworking families suffer; and a bunch of Republicans voted against new investments for their constituents, but took credit for it anyway.

Trump returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol and attacked our democracy on January 6, and met with his MAGA minions to conspire on an extreme blueprint for 2025.

NBC News: “DNC to tail Trump with mobile billboard of Jan. 6 attack during visit to Capitol Hill”

“The billboard will play a loop of an 11-minute video montage from the riot and Trump’s speech before it. The video was released by the House committee that investigated the attack.

“DNC spokesperson Alex Floyd said: ‘Donald Trump is on Capitol Hill for the first time since the American people watched him rally his supporters to storm the Capitol, launching a violent insurrection to overturn our democracy. Trump has only doubled down on his dangerous record since then.’”

Washington Post: “Thursday marked Trump’s first trip back to Capitol Hill since he urged his supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, to head to the joint congressional meeting to try to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Since then, Trump and many GOP lawmakers have tried to revise the history of that day and suggested that some of the rioters are political ‘hostages,’ some of whom he plans to pardon, baselessly labeling them ‘warriors’ and ‘victims’ last weekend in Las Vegas.”

Axios: “The Democratic National Committee went so far as to deploy a mobile billboard outside Trump’s Business Roundtable meeting calling him ‘unfit’ for office.”

Trump then called Milwaukee — the site of the 2024 GOP convention — a “horrible city.”

Wisconsin Examiner: “In a closed door meeting with Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, Donald Trump reportedly called Milwaukee, the location of this summer’s Republican National Convention, a ‘horrible city.’

“Trump’s comments were reported by Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman. 

“‘Milwaukee, where we are having our convention, is a horrible city,’ Trump is reported to have said on Thursday.”

New York Times: “In a closed-door meeting with G.O.P. House members, the former president disparaged the city where his party’s convention will be held, according to people in the room.

“Democrats, likely eager for an edge in a battleground state, immediately seized on the comments. ‘Let’s be clear: Milwaukee is not a horrible city — and Wisconsinites should remember what Donald Trump thinks of them when they vote in November,’ Alex Floyd, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement.”

Trump vowed to work “side by side” with an anti-choice extremist group that calls abortion “child sacrifice” and wants abortion to be “eradicated entirely.”

Washington Post: “Trump vows to be ‘side by side’ with group that wants abortion ‘eradicated’”

“Former president Donald Trump pledged Monday to walk ‘side by side’ with the Danbury Institute, a coalition of Christian groups that opposes abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and has called the procedure ‘child sacrifice.’”

“The Christian group has also asserted in statements that ‘abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of a mother’ and that ‘aborting an innocent child conceived in rape or incest only compounds the injustice and pain caused by the initial crime.’”

MSNBC: “Trump tells extreme anti-abortion group it would make a ‘comeback’ if he’s re-elected”

Politico: “Trump to make virtual appearance at event with group that calls abortion ‘child sacrifice’”

Then, some of Trump’s MAGA VP contenders voted against protecting access to IVF, in yet another move to rip away reproductive freedoms.

The Hill: “Senate Republicans block legislation to codify IVF access”

“Thursday’s vote comes a week after Republicans blocked a similar bill from Democrats that would have guaranteed the right to contraception.

“Republicans who voted against include: J.D. Vance, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Tom Cotton, Bill Hagerty, Katie Britt, Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst, and Mike Lee.”

VP contender Marco Rubio defended Trump’s horrifying comments that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of our nation.

CBS News: “Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible vice presidential pick for former President Donald Trump, defended Trump’s previous remarks on immigrants ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ in a Spanish-language interview Wednesday with Telemundo.

“The Democratic Party sharply criticized Rubio for defending Trump’s characterization of immigrants.

“‘Donald Trump’s statement that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ is the kind of dangerous language used by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini — and Marco Rubio is willing to defend him just for the chance to be Trump’s running mate,’ DNC spokesperson Kenia Guerrero said after Rubio’s interview. ‘Rubio has lost his last shred of dignity just to compete in a race to the bottom to be on an extreme MAGA ticket this November that is wildly out-of-touch with voters who will decide this election.’”

Trump reminded voters exactly how little he cares about the political issues and problems affecting their everyday lives last weekend. 

Trump: “I don’t care about you, I just want your vote. I don’t care.”

The Independent: “Trump tells rally-goers not to die in searing Vegas heat: ‘I don’t care about you, I just want your vote’”

Trump and his MAGA allies are planning to put big business ahead of the American people by making Trump’s expensive “MAGAnomics” tax scam permanent.

New York Times: “Trump Vows to Lower Prices. Some of His Policies May Raise Them.”

“And several of [Trump’s] policies — whatever their merits on other grounds — would instead put new upward pressure on prices, according to interviews with half a dozen economists.

“Mr. Trump says he plans the ‘largest domestic deportation in American history,’ which would most likely increase the cost of labor. He intends to impose a new tariff on nearly all imported goods, which would probably raise their prices and those of any domestic-made competitors.

“And he not only wants to make permanent the entire deficit-financed tax cut law he and congressional Republicans enacted in 2017, but also to add some kind of new ‘big tax cut’ for individuals and businesses, which would stimulate an economy already at full employment.

“As a matter of textbook economics, each of those three signature Trump policy plans would be likely to raise prices. Some could even cause continued, rather than one-time, price increases — adding to the possibility of inflation.” 

Washington Post: “Republicans pitch tax cuts for corporations, the wealthy in 2025”

“Republicans in Congress are preparing to not just extend former president Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts if they win control of Washington in November’s elections, but also lower rates even more for corporations, laying the early groundwork for a ferocious debate over taxes and spending next year and beyond.

“Now GOP lawmakers and some of Trump’s economic advisers are considering more corporate tax breaks — which could expand the national debt by roughly $1 trillion over the next decade…  

“Extending all of the Trump tax law would add $4.6 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office, Congress’s nonpartisan bookkeeper.”

Voted no but took the dough: House Republicans continue to take credit for funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law after railing against it.

Politico: “The Republicans taking credit for federal funding they voted against”

“Billions of dollars in infrastructure funding are flowing into cities and towns nationwide, nearly three years after Congress passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill approving the cash.

“And some vulnerable House Republicans are tacitly taking credit for the local funds, despite opposing that bill.

“Those battleground Republicans who opposed the law are careful not to tout their personal involvement in it on Capitol Hill — instead, they’re showing up at opening ceremonies and praising the actions of local leaders.”

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