One lawyer is running for Congress and suing the president for inciting violence at the same time

  • Dan Canon was fighting Trumpism long before he became a Congressional candidate.
  • In 2016, as America entered the era of Trump, Canon was among the first to use his experience and legal expertise to take on the violent, racially charged movement that manifested around Donald Trump by suing the then candidate for inciting violence.
  • “At the time that we filed suit, it did not look like Mr. Trump was even going to be the nominee for the Republican party, let alone president of the United States.” Canon told Mic in an interview. “But he doesn’t get to escape civil liability for the stuff that he did on the campaign trail. He still needs to be held accountable.” Read more. 
When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together. Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate. The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other. As we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas — and we will always win — let us find the courage to heal our divisions within.
—  President Trump

The impact of the President’s words this morning go far beyond what can fit in a 140-character tweet. It’s about real American families who have made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. It’s about transgender veterans like Sherri Swokowski, who served for 34 years in the United States Army and retired as a Colonel, being told that her decades of service was a “disruption.” It’s about the transgender soldiers who are waking up this morning on the other side of the world - thousands of miles from their home and the people the love - reading a message from their Commander in Chief that their service to our country is a burden. Reblog – and TAKE ACTION by telling Trump to STOP attacking transgender servicemembers.

You tell me. No jokes or puns, this is serious. 

President Donald Trump, after ‘consulting his generals,’ has decided to ban Transgender people from serving in ANY military position, because of the cost “burden.” 

Friendly reminder that Donald Trump dodged the draft 5 times during the Vietnam War, 4 times due to school, the 5th time due to “bone spurs in his heels.” 

In a 1997 interview with Howard Stern, Trump called avoiding STDs his “personal Vietnam,” calling himself a “brave soldier,” for navigating the ‘dangerous world’ of having sex. 

Let’s also not forget his smearing of Sen. John McCain, who was captured and held a Prisoner of War while fighting in Vietnam, but according to Trump, “[McCain] is not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.” 

And of course, there is the time that Trump told Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos “Congratulations” while presenting him with a Purple Heart for being wounded while fighting in Afghanistan. 

But that is okay, because Donald Trump has a Purple Heart himself - remember when Lieutenant Colonel Louis Dorfman gifted his own Purple Heart to Trump during a campaign rally in Virginia? Trump responded by saying “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart, this was much easier.” 

This fucking scumbag lunatic has no idea what it means to serve this country, to sacrifice anything, and he now “leads” our military by calling 15,000 current Transgender service members a “burden?” Get the fuck out of here. 

It is time for Trump and every member of his administration to be removed from office.