EXCLUSIVE – Rachel Maddow previews a PPP Poll which contrasts how Trump Supporters live in an ALTERNATE reality where truth and facts have little to no meaning. Trumps people think that he won the popular vote, that UNEMPLOYMENT, THE ECONOMY & The STOCK MARKET are much worse after Obama instead of the documented and undeniable fact that they are all exponentially better. These people have been influenced in a big way by Trump’s false rhetoric and FAKE NEWS sites such as Breitbart and Infowars. Trump waged his ongoing fake news campaign purely out of necessity. Trump needed for the country to be in a mess because if it wasn’t he would be without a message. What could he say, “Make America as Great as it is Now?” He needed people to be ANGRY; Only then could they look past his rude behavior, unpreparedness for the office and Trump University Scandals and bribes. Think about it, if Trump acknowledged that Obama in his term saw the stock market increase by over 11,000 points and unemployment cut to about half, Trump would have nothing to fix. Hillary would be the obvious choice to continue the work that President Obama has started and to continue down the prosperous path that he has established for the U.S. It’s offensive that after inheriting a recession from President Bush and fixing so many of our problems, he is receiving a crappy, rude send off from what has been the most ineffective and dysfunctional majority-Republican Congress of our time. Donald Trump will be inheriting a country that is in a good place and I’m sure he’ll figure out a way to take credit for Obama’s work.
http://democracynow.org – Today marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, we speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” We speak to Reich, who discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.
Part 2: Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying Seven Techniques to Control the Media
http://democracynow.org – Protests broke out across the country Monday as the 538 electors of the Electoral College met in their respective state capitals and decisively voted to make Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States. Trump received 304 votes, well over the threshold of 270 votes necessary for him to become the next president. His Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, won 227 votes. Trump is scheduled to be sworn in as president one month from today on January 20. We speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about his piece, “The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda.”
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to have a totally different view of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy from President Barack Obama. While exact predictions are impossible, DAPL, even in its delay, has become the epicenter of the fight against Big Oil. Talk show host Joel Heitkamp gives his analysis of the DAPL debate going forward. Then, Nebraska Democratic Party chair and member of Bold Nebraska Jane Kleeb joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss Obama’s options regarding DAPL in the face of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to postpone the project, future challenges for the environmental justice movement, and the need to respect indigenous land rights.
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