The Politex Report #1222

"Darth Vader" Is Brains Behind Puppet Trump Immigration Chaos

Breitbart Bigot Steve Bannon, who wrote portions of Trump's dystopian inauguration speech and is Trump's major Lie House adviser, has become Trump's foreign policy chief. Self-styled "Darth Vader," Bannon is the cause of the intended chaos surrounding Trump's unconstitutional executive order on immigration. Like Trump, Bannon has made his dictatorial plans clear for all to see. Like Trump, too few believed him:

I'm a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed. “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that's my goal too."

--Steve Bannon, Trump's Top Guy, Told Me He Was 'A Leninist' Who Wants To ‘Destroy the State’


'He's Going to Continue to Create Chaos' Trump's plan to be dictator. Atlantic


Trump's order on the deportation of undocumented residents — annotated by an immigration-law expert

Resident Trump’s Immigration Order, Annotated. NYT

What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do. Atlantic

ACLU says to argue for nationwide stay of Trump immigration order


"Immoral," "Stupid," and "Counterproductive": National Security Experts Slam Trump's "Muslim Ban"

Melania Trump’s Own Immigration Lawyer Condemns Refugee Ban


‘It’s working out very nicely’: Trump insists in spite of ‘chaos’ that Muslim ban is going just fine (for him) Raw

Trump Says Executive Order Is “Working Out Very Nicely. You See It at the Airports.” (We see chaos at airports.)

Donald Trump, the refugee ban, and the triumph of cruelty

Trump’s executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it most


Trump is a menace to democracy, and Steve Bannon’s his eager accomplice. Cassidy, NY

Bannon takes control, lets Trump distract by arguing about actresses. Raw

The Trump administration plans to push immigrant-crime propaganda. Here are the facts.

Trump says his refugee ban is about protecting America. It's really about Islamophobia.

In Bannon's Footsteps: Trump’s new conservative liaison wants to kill agencies, purge the bureaucracy, and start a debt ceiling fight


This CNN report shows what an utter mess Trump’s immigration order rollout was

Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban: Bannon did it, Conway kept out of the loop. CNN

Trump's Immigration Fiasco Might Be More Premeditated Than We Think: Bannon is behind it and he wants PR.

Anxiety About Muslim Refugees Is Stoked Online by the Far-Right Media Like Steve Bannon's Breitbart. NYT


Joy Reid: To reiterate, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been removed from the National Security Council and replaced with a white nationalist. Worry.

Trump boots top officials — but includes Steve Bannon — in reshuffled National Security Council

Trump gives National Security Council seat to ex-Breitbart chief Steve "Darth Vader" Bannon. Guardian

Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin, gives Bannon non-political national security role replacing Joint Chief at Most Meetings. WP

Bannon, Conway, Priebus: Trump political advisers to attend National Security Council meetings, Two Top Security Officials Kicked Out


NYT ED: Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and Dangerous.

Wild Child Takes Charge: The High-Chair King Is a Recruiting Tool for Jihadis. Dowd


Trump's Betrayal of Legal Immigrants Who Followed the Rules

Donald Trump has broken America's promise to the world


Trump team ‘couldn’t run a two-car funeral’: WA governor blasts ‘train wreck’ immigration mess

Netflix CEO: “Trump’s Actions … Are so Un-American It Pains Us All”


Trump’s Muslim Ban is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful

Fear of refugees isn’t logical. It’s emotional. And that’s why it’s so powerful.


Trump Has Suspended Due Process for Muslims in America. This Is a Constitutional Crisis.

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal: Congress outlawed discrimination based on national origin. Bier, NYT

Trump visa ban blocking visitors to US will be applied to those with dual nationalities: State Department


Crowd Packs San Francisco's Airport: "Let the Laywers In!"

An Army of Attorneys Descends on Dulles Airport.


Judge Blocks Trump Order on Returning Visa and Green Card Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide. NYT

Federal judge halts Trump’s immigration order — but only for those already here

Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Muslim Ban As a Likely Violation of the Constitution

Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Refugee Order Praised for ‘Firm Moral Compass’ NYT


Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump’s travel ban: ACLU | New York Post

Lawyers back in court after judge’s immigration order ignored by DHS officials. New York Post

TP: I want to repeat: Green card holders were handcuffed, their social media was reviewed, and they were asked their views on Trump #MuslimBan


Trump’s Muslim Ban Triggers Chaos, Heartbreak, and Resistance

Resistance Trumps Hate as Protesters Rally Against Anti-Immigrant Executive Orders

Thousands of people are protesting Trump’s immigration order at airports across America

An Airport Protest in Support of Religious Freedom

"We will stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters!" --Boston Mayor @marty_walsh joins protest at Logan Airport


Countries where Trump does business are not hit by new travel restrictions - WP

President Trump’s travel ban will leave his business partners untouched

Muslim-majority countries show anger at Trump anti-Muslim travel ban. Guardian


Iran to ban U.S. visitors in retaliation to Trump move


Trump's immigration ban is 'divisive' and could fuel terrorism, Gov minister suggests amid global fury and protests

May tells ministers to raise travel ban with their US counterparts, faces pressure to cancel Trump visit. Guardian

European Leaders, Even May, Reject Trump’s Refugee Ban as Violating Their Principles. NYT

Britain, Germany join in condemning Trump travel ban. CSM


Silicon Valley and Hollywood plan to fight Trump's Muslim travel ban. CSM

Trump’s executive order could block 500,000 legal U.S. residents from returning to America from trips

Trapped by executive order, foreign students and high-skilled workers had long been targets of Trump team -WP

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science. Atlantic

Trump’s Immigration Order Could Have a Big Impact on Sports. NYT


‘I want to correct this for our viewers’: CNN host fact checks Trump backer’s Muslim ban lie on air

Kellyanne Conway Threatens More Chaos to Come: Detaining Green Card Holders Is 'A Small Price To Pay' | Crooks+Liars

Priebus, Lie House Official, in Reversal, Says, in Uncertain Language, Green Card Holders Won’t Be Barred. NYT

3 reasons Republican reassurances about Trump's refugee order ring hollow


Trump’s Presidency-by-Tweet: Bad for Muslims, Great for ISIS

Rudy Giuliani admits Trump wanted a Muslim ban, asked for help on doing it legally.


Yet Again, Republicans Demonstrate the Mean-Spiritedness at the Dark Heart of Their Party. Mojo

A (very short) list of Republicans in Congress who have criticized Trump’s immigration order

Congress Repubs Growing Restive Over Trump Unconstiutional Refugee Policy Targeting Nations and Religions. NYT

Top Republicans denounced Trump's Muslim ban on the trail. Now they support his executive order.

Facing intense criticism, some Repubs speaking out against Trump’s refugee ban. Ryan and McConnell not among them.

In A Shameful Moment, Mitch McConnell Refuses To Criticize Trump For Muslim Ban

Kasich: Trump's travel ban 'should be replaced with a more thoughtful approach'


Puppet Trump backs Breitbart's Bannon: ‘The media is the opposition party’

Bannon's Puppet: ADL head rips Trump over Holocaust statement that doesn’t mention Jews.

Trump’s statement re Holocaust leaves out any mention of Jews or anti-Semitism (see Bannon, alt-rite voters). WP