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The Elites’ Hatred of Trump and Everyday Americans

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The Elites' Hatred of Trump and Everyday Americans

American elites’ disdain for Trump and everyday Americans has become a focal point in contemporary political discourse. The deep-rooted hatred displayed by certain echelons of society towards both the former president and his supporters has brought to light the stark divisions within the nation. 

From the halls of power to the conversations of ordinary citizens, this polarization has permeated various facets of American life, igniting fervent debates and prompting profound introspection.

The widespread contempt towards Trump and those identifying with his ideals has generated a complex web of emotions, issues, and narratives. 

Understanding the dynamics of this enmity requires delving into the underlying causes and implications, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of American society. 

As we embark on a quest to unravel the intricacies of this contentious relationship, it becomes imperative to navigate through the layers of resentment and seek a deeper comprehension of the forces at play.

Understanding the Divide

The division between American elites and Donald Trump has been a defining feature of recent political dynamics. The stark contrast in political ideologies has polarized the nation.

Political elites, characterized by their influence, wealth, and establishment connections, have vehemently opposed Trump’s unorthodox approach to governance. Trump’s outsider status and aggressive style clashed with the traditional norms of the political establishment, leading to an enduring conflict. 

The disdain from these elites was evident through their public criticisms and opposition to his policies, further perpetuating the division.

Trump’s Relationship with Everyday Americans

In contrast to the political elites, Trump garnered significant support from everyday Americans who felt overlooked and disenfranchised by the establishment. His ability to resonate with their concerns and promises of revitalizing forgotten industries and securing borders struck a chord with many. 

This connection with ordinary citizens fueled a loyal following, intensifying the political elites’ animosity. Although Trump’s presidency has ended, this dynamic’s impact continues reverberating in American politics.

The hatred towards Donald Trump from American elites and everyday Americans can be attributed to several factors.

A significant reason behind the disdain for Trump lies in American society’s deep economic and social divide. 

Studies have shown that Americans are more divided on social issues than economic matters, and this schism has contributed to a growing sense of polarization. 

The widening wealth gap and disparities in opportunities have fueled resentment and discontent among various segments of the population, leading to a prevailing sense of disenfranchisement and alienation. 

Another contributing factor to the antipathy towards Trump is rooted in policy disagreements and rhetoric. Political discourse in the U.S. has become increasingly contentious, marked by negative tones and polarizing language. 

The heightened use of conflict rhetoric has shaped public opinion and exacerbated divisions, influencing perceptions of political leaders. Trump’s approach to policymaking and rhetoric has been particularly divisive, resonating strongly with some while alienating others. 

The intense scrutiny and coverage of Trump

Furthermore, the portrayal of Trump in the media and its impact on public perception has played a pivotal role in changing attitudes towards the former president. The intense scrutiny and coverage of Trump’s presidency and his adversarial relationship with the media have influenced public trust and confidence. 

Trump’s unique and aggressive approach towards the media has sparked debates about journalistic integrity and the role of the press in a polarized environment. 

The evolving dynamics of news coverage and its influence on public opinion have been the subject of extensive analysis, shedding light on the changing landscape of media and its implications for political figures.

These intertwined factors have contributed to the complex tapestry of disdain and disapproval directed towards Donald Trump, reflecting the multifaceted nature of political attitudes in contemporary American society.

The presidency of Donald Trump has significantly impacted American society, leading to widespread polarization and division, erosion of trust in institutions, shifts in the political landscape and the rise of populist movements.

The Trump presidency intensified the existing political polarization in the United States. The sharp divisions between supporters and critics of Trump deepened, leading to increased ideological and partisan conflicts. 

This polarization affected political discourse and permeated various societal aspects, contributing to a polarized public. Political research and media reports have widely discussed the intensification of polarization during Trump’s tenure. 

Public Trust in American institutions

According to studies from the Pew Research Center, the overall share of Americans expressing right-wing or left-wing opinions doubled over the past two decades, indicating a significant shift in the political landscape.

The Trump presidency also witnessed a decline in public trust in American institutions. Confidence in key institutions reached a new low as Americans voiced increased scepticism and dissatisfaction with governmental and institutional accountability. 

This erosion of trust in institutions has long-lasting implications for societal cohesiveness and civic engagement.

Research from the Gallup Poll shows that Americans’ confidence in institutions has been dropping for most of the past 15 years, with trust hitting a new low during Trump’s presidency. 

This decline in trust reflects a broader trend of diminishing confidence in institutional integrity and performance.

The rise of populism, characterized by an emphasis on the concerns of ordinary people against elites, gained prominence during Trump’s presidency, reshaping the political discourse and mobilizing new segments of the electorate.

Analyzing the surge in populist movements, political scientists from Stanford University underscore the evolution of populist messages in contemporary politics and their influence on broader political movements. 

The historical analysis of populism in the United States indicates its profound impact on American politics and the evolution of populist ideologies.

American elites” and everyday citizens

The multifaceted impact of Trump’s presidency on American society underscores the need for comprehensive examination and understanding of its repercussions, shaping the course of future political and societal developments.

As the nation seeks to move forward from its current state of division, it is essential to consider how “American elites.” and everyday citizens can bridge the gap and find common ground. 

One approach to fostering unity involves rebuilding trust and promoting a sense of shared purpose. Additionally, leadership and effective communication are pivotal in shaping the path forward for American society and politics.

Bridging the gap between American elites and everyday citizens requires open dialogue, mutual respect, and a commitment to upholding the fundamental values that bind the nation together. 

By acknowledging and understanding differing perspectives, both groups can work towards finding common ground on various issues, fostering a sense of shared identity and purpose. Resources such as American Governance: The Way Forward can provide valuable insights into strategies for collaboration and unity.

Rebuilding trust in American society is crucial for healing the emerging divisions. This process involves acknowledging past grievances, addressing systemic issues, and creating platforms for constructive engagement. 

It also calls for proactive steps to restore trust across government, business, and civic institutions, as highlighted in resources such as “Six Ways to Repair Declining Social Trust”. The nation can move forward with a renewed sense of unity and purpose by rebuilding trust.

Effective Leadership and Communication

Effective leadership and communication play a key role in shaping the way forward for American politics. Leaders are responsible for using governmental resources and communication channels to protect their constituents, as outlined in “U.S. Political Leadership and Crisis Communication During…”

Furthermore, political leaders must have excellent communication skills to inspire, motivate, and negotiate with people and groups, as discussed in “What is Political Leadership and Communication?”

By harnessing the power of effective leadership and communication, the nation can chart a path towards a more united and inclusive future.

Navigating the rift between American elites, the political establishment, and everyday Americans requires a nuanced approach that acknowledges the legitimacy of diverse perspectives. By fostering constructive dialogue and seeking common ground, there is the potential to bridge the chasm currently dividing the nation.

As we forge ahead, it is imperative to critically assess the ramifications of this divide and work towards reconciliation. Understanding the multifaceted nature of these issues is crucial in charting a path towards unity, ensuring that the voices of all Americans are heard and valued in shaping the nation’s future.

By Geoff Thomas

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Putin Says Russia Has No Intention Of Putting Nuclear Weapons In Space, Denying US Claims

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow has no plans to put nuclear weapons in space, asserting that the country has just acquired space capabilities equivalent to those of the United States.

Putin’s warning comes after the White House confirmed last week that Russia had received a “troubling” anti-satellite weapon capability, albeit such a weapon is not currently operational. White House national security spokesperson John Kirby stated that it would violate the international Outer Space Treaty but declined to comment on whether the weapon is nuclear-capable.

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Putin Says Russia Has No Intention Of Putting Nuclear Weapons In Space, Denying US Claims

The deployment of “nuclear weapons or other types of weapons of mass destruction” in orbit as well as the stationing of “weapons in outer space in any other manner” are both prohibited by the convention, which more than 130 nations have signed, including Russia. The White House stated that it would seek to engage the Russians directly on the issues.

“Our position is quite clear and transparent: we have always been and remain categorically opposed to the deployment of nuclear weapons in space,” Putin said in a statement. “Just the opposite, we are urging everyone to adhere to all the agreements that exist in this sphere.”

During a meeting with his defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, Putin stated that Russia has only achieved space capabilities that “other nations, including the United States, have.”

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Putin Says Russia Has No Intention Of Putting Nuclear Weapons In Space, Denying US Claims

“And they know it,” he added.

“We haven’t deployed any nuclear weapons in space or any elements of them to use against satellites or to create fields where satellites can’t work efficiently,” Shoigu said in an interview.

Shoigu claimed that the White House may have concocted assertions about a new Russian space capacity to pressure Congress to back Ukrainian aid and to convince Moscow to resume nuclear arms control talks, which Russia has postponed due to tensions with the U.S. over Ukraine.

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Putin Says Russia Has No Intention Of Putting Nuclear Weapons In Space, Denying US Claims

Putin did not rule out future discussions with the United States, but he restated his belief that Washington’s determination to Russia’s defeat in Ukraine makes them impossible at the moment.

“The U.S. and the West, for one thing, are calling for Russia’s strategic defeat, while, on the other hand, they would like to have a dialogue on strategic stability, pretending that those things aren’t connected,” Mr Putin said. “It won’t work.”

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RUSSIA: The Kremlin Has Never Been Richer – Thanks To A US Strategic Partner

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Russia is entering its third year of war in Ukraine with an unprecedented amount of cash in government coffers, bolstered by a record $37 billion in crude oil sales to India last year, according to a new analysis, which concludes that some of the crude was refined in India and then exported to the United States as oil products worth more than $1 billion.

This cash flow, which ultimately benefits Moscow, stems from India raising its purchases of Russian crude by more than 13 times its pre-war levels, according to a study by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) shared exclusively with CNN. According to the study, it amounts to US strategic partner New Delhi stepping in to replace crude purchases by Western purchasers, which have been decreased due to sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Despite the fact that Russian crude sales to India are not subject to sanctions and are entirely legal, experts’ examination of shipping lanes indicates that this significant amount of shipments may involve the Kremlin’s so-called “shadow fleet” of crude tankers, which Moscow specifically created to try to conceal who it is trading with and how while also maximizing the Kremlin’s profits.

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RUSSIA: The Kremlin Has Never Been Richer – Thanks To A US Strategic Partner

CNN spotted a possible component of that intricate exchange off the Greek port of Gythio earlier this month. Two oil tankers, one large and the other smaller, sat next to each other for a ship-to-ship transfer, which entails transporting crude oil between vessels, often to conceal its origin and ultimate destination.

The two tankers have a colourful history. Both had departed from Russia weeks before. According to shipping tracking agency Pole Star Global, one is owned by an Indian corporation accused of sanctions violations, while the other was previously controlled by a person subject to separate US penalties.

“Transfers are (sometimes) done legally, but they’re also used as an illicit tactic to evade sanctions,” said Pole Star Global’s David Tannenbaum. “You’re adding multiple layers to the shell game of vessels as they try and confuse authorities as to where this oil is coming from and who’s buying it at the end of the day.”

Analysts claim dozens of identical transfers occur each week in Greece’s Laconian Gulf, a convenient stop on the way to the Suez Canal and Asian markets.

Earlier in February, the US Treasury imposed a new set of penalties on ships and organizations suspected of assisting in the movement of Russian oil in violation of US sanctions to impede the operation of Russia’s shadow fleet.

In late 2022, the United States led a coalition of countries that agreed to a “price cap,” promising not to buy Russian crude for more than $60 per barrel. These countries also prohibited their shipping and insurance companies, which are major players in global shipping, from assisting the movement of Russian crude beyond that price.

“The price cap was the real trigger for the creation of the shadow fleet,” stated Viktor Katona, head of crude oil analysis at trade research firm Kpler. “The longer the supply chains, the more difficult it is to disentangle ship-to-ship transfers, the more difficult it would get… to determine the real cost of a Russian barrel.”

Some oil trading between Russia and India is open and transparent. Windward, a maritime artificial intelligence company, analyzed global shipping movements for CNN and discovered 588 direct voyages by oil tankers from Russia to India last year.

However, some trade between the two countries is more complicated, as CNN discovered off the Greek coast. Pole Star Global investigated the same route last year and discovered over 200 journeys by Russian ships that made a transfer in the Laconian Gulf to another ship that continued to India.

Tannenbaum of Pole Star Global stated that the business “suspected” that the primary motivation for these transfers was to avoid sanctions because “almost all of these vessels” had ties to the United States or the European Union and would be subject to the price cap. “The bay is fenced. It is out of the way. And so they can carry out this activities in a pseudo-anonymous manner.”

Windward CEO Ami Daniel concurred, saying, “That is part of a Russian methodical, systemic effort to just make everything much more complicated.” He described the motive for Russia and oil dealers to avoid sanctions as “gigantic,” saying: “You really needed to have a reason to transfer 60-plus million barrels in the middle of the ocean and export them to India because it’s much easier not to do that – to sail directly.”

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RUSSIA: The Kremlin Has Never Been Richer – Thanks To A US Strategic Partner

The shadow fleet has allowed Russia to establish a parallel shipping network that can withstand Western sanctions’ shifting tactics and focus, with hundreds of tankers owned in secret and operating on convoluted routes. Windward estimates that the fleet increased to 1,800 vessels last year.

India’s crude purchases have had the overall effect of lessening the burden of oil sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia’s federal revenues soared to a record $320 billion in 2023 and are expected to increase even further. According to some estimates, around one-third of the money was spent on the Ukrainian war last year, and a larger part is expected to be spent on the fight in 2024.

The funds at the Kremlin’s disposal place Moscow in a better position to sustain a long war than Kyiv, battling to retain the urgently required flow of Western funding.

According to RAND economist Howard Shatz’s examination of public statistics from the Russian finance ministry, Russian government revenue and expenditure reached all-time highs in 2023. However, Moscow has yet to balance its books, indicating the war’s high cost and the impact of sanctions on oil earnings.

“Despite the jump in revenues, the federal budget deficit was at its third-highest… larger only in 2022 and 2020,” added Mr. Obama. “Tax on domestic production and imports are both high and effective, which means they are taxing their population to pay for this war,” he said.

India has defended its purchases from Russia as a way to keep world prices down by not competing with Western nations for Middle Eastern oil. Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, told CNBC this week that if the country starts importing more Middle Eastern oil, the price will be less than $75 or $76. “It will cost $150.

India’s intricate involvement in global oil trading is reflected in the fate of the oil products produced from Russian crude. Some crude is converted into oil products at refineries along India’s western coast before being transported to the United States and other nations that have imposed sanctions on Russian oil. Sanctions do not affect products refined outside Russia, which critics call a “refinery loophole.”

The CREA estimated that the US was the largest consumer of refined products from India derived from Russian crude last year, worth $1.3 billion between early December 2022, when the price cap was implemented, and the end of 2023. The projections are based on publicly available shipping and energy statistics.

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RUSSIA: The Kremlin Has Never Been Richer – Thanks To A US Strategic Partner

The value of these oil product exports increases dramatically when US partners imposing sanctions on Russia are added. The CREA anticipated that these countries would buy $9.1 billion in oil products derived from Russian crude oil in 2023, a 44% increase over the previous year.

Moscow has developed a way to profit from the refining and export process. One of the Indian refineries and ports that handle Russian crude is in Vadinar and is operated by Nayara Energy, a 49.1 %-%-owned subsidiary of Russian state oil major Rosneft. The CREA anticipated that the US will import $63 million in oil products processed in Vadinar in 2023, with Russian crude accounting for roughly half of the crude utilized in the plant. Everything is above board.

However, the organization’s assessment stated that exports from Vadinar “lead to significant tax revenues for the Kremlin in the form of taxing the exported Russian crude oil” and profits Rosneft gained from refining and reselling to Moscow’s Western opponents.

Nonetheless, researchers say the profits that may be earned from even the tiniest evasion of sanctions against Russia are enormous, given the large sums involved in selling a single oil tanker’s cargo. “You’re talking about something which is amazingly lucrative,” remarked Daniel at Windward. “Traders face significant temptation to engage in such behaviour.” They earn $10 to $40 million in four or five months. I don’t think there’s any other opportunity in the world to achieve it.”

SOURCE – (CNN)

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US Truckers Boycott Corrupt New York, Rally Behind Trump

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Truckers in the United States have hinted that they will soon stop making deliveries to New York City in protest of former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case, in which he was ordered on Friday to pay $355 million in fines for various fraud counts involving his commercial enterprise.

Trucker Chicago Ray launched the move, which gathered traction after he posted a video on social media saying that some truckers refuse to bring products to the city.

In the video, Ray indicated that other drivers he had spoken with planned to suspend deliveries in protest of the Manhattan Supreme Court verdict delivered last Friday.

“I’ve been on the radio for an hour and spoke with roughly ten drivers… “And they’re going to start refusing loads to New York City on Monday,” Ray added in the video released on X.

Ray said he didn’t know “how far across the country this is” or how many trucks would protest Trump’s decision, “but I’ll tell you what — you f*** around and find out,” he said.

“Our managers won’t care if we refuse the cargoes; we’ll simply move elsewhere. “Do you know how f***ing difficult it is to enter New York City with one of these motherf***ers?” the trucker asked, referring to his vehicle. “Man, f*** that.”


Later in the video, Ray said that 95 or 96 per cent of American truckers backed Trump over President Joe Biden and promised to deliver any updates on the protest’s specifics by tomorrow.

Former President Donald Trump retweeted Ray’s video on his Truth Social account Saturday night. “What an honour to have so many great patriots on the side of freedom! Joe Biden’s Unfair and Dangerous Weaponization of Law Enforcement poses a significant threat to democracy. “Make America Great Again!” The post reads.

Two days ago, Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron levied substantial penalties on Trump, his companies, and co-defendants for allegedly misleading financial statements. The court made its decision without a jury.

Trump’s adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric must pay $4 million after Engoron found them guilty of fraud, including making false financial statements, altering business documents, and conspiring. Allen Weisselberg, the former CFO of the Trump Organisation, also faces a $1 million fine. All offenders received a $364 million penalty fine on Friday afternoon.

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As part of the decision, the Trump Organisation is prohibited from making loans in New York for the next three years. The 92-page decision also prohibits Trump from “serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or other legal entity in New York” during that time.

Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, called Engoron’s judgement a “manifest injustice” and said the former president intends to appeal.

“It is the culmination of a multi-year, politically fueled witch hunt that was designed to ‘take down Donald Trump,’ before Letitia James ever stepped foot into the Attorney General’s office,” Habba said in a statement. “If this decision stands, it will serve as a signal to every single American that New York is no longer open for business.”

Democrats’ unrelenting pursuit of former President Trump has dominated political debate. The Democrats’ unwavering focus on probing Trump’s behaviour has exacerbated tensions and worsened the political gap.

Their never-ending efforts to bring Trump accountable for alleged wrongdoing have dominated the news and divided public opinion. The continuous scrutiny has only increased, with Democrats showing no indications of backing down in their quest for justice.

The endless investigations and legal battles have highlighted the deep polarisation that defines modern American politics, impeding the path to unification and cooperation.

Biden has armed the Justice Department, utilising its authority to target political opponents and suppress dissent.

Critics claim this decision weakens the department’s independence and impartiality, transforming it into a vehicle for partisan objectives. The administration’s activities have aroused concerns about the erosion of civil freedoms and the rule of law, prompting some to demand greater supervision and accountability.

The politicisation of the Justice Department has ignited a heated discussion about the appropriate role of law enforcement in a democratic society.

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