Judy Johns (@FivePointsDawg)

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Norfolk, VA

2009-07-30 20:18:16

A crisis reveals true colors and this one is further exposing Trump's autocratic tendencies and three years of incompetence. My new op-ed in the  @New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-trump-and-the-authoritarianism-virus-20200404-oy4ot3iwiv...

Always remember that the autocrat's number one target is the truth. Trump lies so often, even when he doesn't have to, because it discredits reality and presents him as the arbiter of what is real.

Asked about the firing of Michael Atkinson, Trump repeats the same misleading talking points he used throughout impeachment, such as the whistleblower report being false (it was accurate) and Atkinson (who was appointed by him) having anti-Trump bias

Asked about the firing of Michael Atkinson, Trump repeats the same misleading talking points he used throughout impeachment, such as the whistleblower report being false (it was accurate) and Atkinson (who was appointed by him) having anti-Trump bias

Trump just admitted firing Inspector General Atkinson as retribution. “He’s a total disgrace.” Actually, he abided by the law and the complaint was spot on. Someone who follows the law and their conscience is no disgrace. A president that fires him, he’s the disgrace.

President Trump on Michael Atkinson: "I thought he did a terrible job. Absolutely terrible. He took a whistleblower report, which turned out to be a fake report...it was about my conversation with the president of Ukraine. He took a fake report and he brought it to Congress."

President Trump on Michael Atkinson: "I thought he did a terrible job. Absolutely terrible. He took a whistleblower report, which turned out to be a fake report...it was about my conversation with the president of Ukraine. He took a fake report and he brought it to Congress."

This is the God's honest truth.  #Gallagher killed kids, and  #Crozier tried to save them. There is something poisonous, and rotten in this country when a hero is fired and a murderer is pardoned.  #RememberInNovember

 @Danny Ocean Former Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher committed war crimes.He was allowed to retain his Trident Seal Pin. He was pardoned and paraded by Trump The Honorable Captain Bret Crozier was relieved of duty because he saw an enemy attacking his men and publicly called for assistance🤔 WTF

New York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help. We'll be sending 140 ventilators to help NY because Oregon is in a better position right now. We must do all that we can to help those on the front lines of this response.

In the midst of a global pandemic, with thousands of Americans dying, what is Trump doing?

Retaliating against perceived enemies. Putting cronies in charge of oversight. And gutting the independence of the intelligence community.

All to hide the truth.

He will not succeed.

In the midst of a global pandemic, with thousands of Americans dying, what is Trump doing? Retaliating against perceived enemies. Putting cronies in charge of oversight. And gutting the independence of the intelligence community. All to hide the truth. He will not succeed.

Inside the coronavirus testing failure: Alarm and dismay among the scientists who sought to help https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/04/03/coronavirus-cdc-test-kits-public-health-labs/

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/04/04/coronavirus-government-dysfunction/

Just watched video of USS Roosevelt crew robust farewell for their CO Captain Crozier, fired for protecting his ship.  @Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly: you fit right in with the worst administration in US history. Petty. Corrupt. Sycophantic. Good luck recruiting best and brightest for our great Navy.

In case you are wondering why the president's son-in-law is giving a briefing during a pandemic. Exactly three years ago:

I am so pissed..My blood pressure has risen..I cannot believe, in real damn time, I am watching my Navy betray their own beliefs..I know damn well that man just sacrificed at least 20 years and got screwed over for protecting his crew..We let a killer off and then this

Leadership is not only acknowledging the brutal facts but having the courage to stand alone and make the tough decisions, with heart, even when you might suffer for it. You can't BS sailors. They also know real leadership when they see it.

These sailors know their Skipper sacrificed his career to get their sick shipmates evacuated to safety. They appreciate their leader. 

Listen to this send off. 

CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER!

CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER!

CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER!

These sailors know their Skipper sacrificed his career to get their sick shipmates evacuated to safety. They appreciate their leader. Listen to this send off. CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER! CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER! CAP-TAIN CRO-ZIER!

When Ivanka married Jared, I remember asking a politically conservative friend of mine who was in classes with him at Harvard what his deal was. I will never forget the response: "Dumber than the hockey recruits." In retrospect, completely unfair to the hockey recruits too.

This is happening.

This is happening.

Outrageous. Navy Captain Crozier was relieved of his command of USS Roosevelt for blowing whistle on Coronavirus threat onboard. He put his sailors first, and Trump put his ass out. Shameful!
Where is the outrage from all those “pro-military Republicans”?

Outrageous. Navy Captain Crozier was relieved of his command of USS Roosevelt for blowing whistle on Coronavirus threat onboard. He put his sailors first, and Trump put his ass out. Shameful! Where is the outrage from all those “pro-military Republicans”?

Most of Captain Crozier’s sailors gathered to cheer him and honor him as he left the Teddy Roosevelt. Most of Eddie Gallagher’s sailors testified against him for war crimes. Guess which one Trump and his collaborators think is an American military hero?

Journalism.

After Jared Kushner’s comment about how the Strategic National Stockpile is not supposed to be for states, lots of people pointed to the fact that its own website says it is.

The language on the website has now been changed. 

My screenshot from last night vs. one from today:

After Jared Kushner’s comment about how the Strategic National Stockpile is not supposed to be for states, lots of people pointed to the fact that its own website says it is. The language on the website has now been changed. My screenshot from last night vs. one from today:

That is, in fact, exactly what it’s there for. Get states the resources they need, or get out of the way.

JARED KUSHNER: "The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be states stockpiles that they then use."

JARED KUSHNER: "The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be states stockpiles that they then use."

Fifty days ago I attended a Homeland Security committee meeting about the coronavirus—and no current Trump administration public health officials bothered to show up. Now more than 5,000 Americans are dead. Their failure to swiftly act cost lives.

Captain Brett Crozier departing his ship for the final time.

Every Sailor remaining on the USS Theodore Roosevelt came to send him off with cheers and chants, full of admiration.

This man fell on his sword to protect the crew. He is an American hero.

Captain Brett Crozier departing his ship for the final time. Every Sailor remaining on the USS Theodore Roosevelt came to send him off with cheers and chants, full of admiration. This man fell on his sword to protect the crew. He is an American hero.

Ultimately, the people who know you best render the only opinions that matter.

Wrongfully relieved of command but did right by the sailors. #navy @UncleChaps @katebarstool @ZeroBlog30 @CaptainCons

Wrongfully relieved of command but did right by the sailors.  #navy  @chaps  @Kate  @Zero Blog Thirty  @Cons

@Donald J. Trump this is how real patriots show respect for a real Hero! No one will be shouting your name when you leave!  #Crozierisahero

All hands aboard the TR Shows their support As Captin Brett “Hero” Crozier departs the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT @CNN @cnnbrk

All hands aboard the TR Shows their support As Captin Brett “Hero” Crozier departs the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT  @CNN  @CNN Breaking News

@Joe Biden: "The poor judgment here belongs to the Trump Administration, not a courageous officer trying to protect his sailors." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-biden/biden-trump-administration-show...

Trump’s ignorant son-in-law is running the coronavirus response. That’s unacceptable. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/trumps-halfwit-son-in-law-is-running-coronavirus-...

Biden best ad may be: Do you want to trust your life to Jared Kushner?

First, Trump says he alone will do the oversight on billions in relief money. Then, he says he’ll ignore the transparency provisions required by Congress. Now, he says any oversight is a “witch hunt.” But here’s the truth: Real oversight is vital, because incompetence kills.

"It''s a witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt" -- Trump is now using the coronavirus briefing to whine about oversight of his administration

"It''s a witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt" -- Trump is now using the coronavirus briefing to whine about oversight of his administration

This x 1000 👇 “The Dunning-Kruger effect is a term that describes a psychological phenomenon in which stupid people do not know that they are in fact stupid.” “When stupid people think they're smart, they do maximum damage. That's where we are with Trump and the pandemic.”

This brave man tried to protect his sailors at the cost of his own career. He should be getting a medal not a demotion.

He’s  #contemptible. From the bottom of his lifts to the top of the bleached out bird’s nest perched on his empty, rattling head, he is a contemptible, odious imbecile.  #TheGreatPretender

A hero never lays claim to the title. He is Navy Capt. Brett Crozier. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/navy-removes-aircraft-carrier-captain-who-spoke-out...

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