MAINZ, Germany — The last known Nazi collaborator living in the U.S. was deported to Germany overnight.
Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in New York City for decades. He served as a guard at a Nazi forced labor camp during the Second World War.
Jakiw Palij in 1957.U.S. Dept. of Justice via AP
In a statement released by the White House after Palij landed in Germany early Tuesday, President Donald Trump commended the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for “removing this war criminal from United States soil.”
Obama – where were you and all of the other presidents?
What do you think – all of the presidents prior to Prez Trump did nothing to remove this man from the country until Prez Trump and the nerve that Obama had in remarking “Is it that hard to say Nazis are bad?” Obama can talk a good talk but he sure can’t walk that talk.
Nothing but OBAMA BLUSTER – AS USUAL.
Finally Rips into Trump …
Is it That Hard to Say Nazis Are Bad??
9/7/2018 10:28 AM PDT
Barack Obama Finally Rips President Trump Over Nazis, Freedom of Press
Barack Obama is going after President Trump for refusing to decry neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and bullying the media — but he’s also got beef with the alleged Trump staffer behind the NYT op-ed.
The ex-Prez went in on his predecessor while receiving an award at the University of Illinois … saying, “How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad?” He added, America is supposed to “stand up to bullies, not follow them.”
(He received an award for good/bad “Ethics?” No one said which one. What do you think?)
It’s the first time 44’s publicly attacked 45 since leaving office.
(Not true – he attacked Prez Trump when he was in a foreign country.)
May 26, 2016 Topic: Politics, Region: United States, Tags: Barack Obama,Donald Trump,US politics,Politics,Presidency,2016 Election,
Obama’s Reckless Overseas Attack on Trump
The president crosses the water’s edge.
by Paul J. Saunders
When looking for support for his foreign policy, President Barack Obama wants Republicans to line up behind him because politics should stop at the water’s edge. But when trying to elect a Democratic successor, Mr. Obama takes politics with him wherever he goes, including to this week’s G-7 Summit in Japan.
Speaking at a press conference, he pontificated on the ongoing primary elections, including sharp jabs at Republican front runner Donald Trump. While he might think that his attacks on Trump’s “ignorance” and “cavalier attitude” will somehow help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they in fact diminish not only Mr. Obama and his office, but the country he has traveled overseas to represent.
Mr. Obama’s conduct is especially striking when contrasted with that of former President George W. Bush, who generally declined to become involved in the 2008 election campaign—despite the fact that then-Senator Obama was regularly assailing his leadership.
President Bush even had his own opportunity to criticize candidate Obama from the podium at a G-8 Summit in Japan, but refused to do so despite a journalist’s question that provided just such an opportunity. Indeed, when Senator Obama lashed out at Mr. Bush after interpreting some of his comments during a speech in Israel as criticism, a White House aide explicitly stated that Mr. Bush’s remarks were not directed at Obama.
In fact, if President Bush had wanted to do what Mr. Obama just did in Japan, it would have been very easy. Mr. Bush could have expressed concerns to G-8 leaders about Obama’s ties to Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky, emphasizing his radical left-wing views, and then run to the cameras with the reactions he provoked. Likewise, it would not have been difficult for President Bush to quote Israeli reactions to some of Mr. Obama’s statements during his trip to Israel. He didn’t.
President Obama’s effort to exploit an international summit for political purposes is dangerous for several reasons. First, whatever he may think of Mr. Trump, politics actually should stop at the water’s edge—otherwise, it will be virtually impossible for the United States to build an effective and sustainable foreign policy without bipartisan support.
Even if President Obama has decided to coast through his remaining months in office without attempting to achieve anything important, attacking the likely Republican nominee on an international trip is reckless and disturbing.
Beyond this, however, if Mr. Obama succeeds in establishing his new standard for presidential behavior during election campaigns, he will profoundly undermine both America’s image and his future successors. A raucous year-plus process to fill a four-year job is bad enough inside our borders—does Mr. Obama really want to extend it until it covers the globe?
How does he think that new presidents will be able do their jobs after months of nasty attacks from their predecessors? And is this really the way to build a shining city on a hill to inspire a global wave of democratization?
The President’s behavior creates other problems too. Whether or not Mr. Obama is accurately conveying what he has heard when he says that Mr. Trump’s comments have “rattled” foreign leaders, he is using those leaders—in this case, our closest allies—as instruments in a political campaign in a wholly inappropriate effort to imply that they endorse Secretary Clinton.
This is damaging not only in importing foreign political preferences into U.S. elections (something that many Americans won’t welcome, especially when Donald Trump has suggested that some of the same allies are not paying their fair share for their own defense) but also in complicating U.S. efforts to work with those very leaders if Mr. Trump is actually elected.
Finally, there is a deeper and more fundamental problem. Whatever the shortcomings in Mr. Trump’s foreign-policy positions, which do not yet seem fully formed and are not always precisely expressed, he is the presumptive Republican nominee. In fact, media reports now state that he has secured sufficient delegates to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
What that means is that Donald Trump is the legitimately selected representative of the Republican Party to compete for the post of President of the United States, notwithstanding President Obama’s preferences or, for that matter, those of House Speaker Paul Ryan, the president’s former Republican rival Mitt Romney, or much of the Republican establishment.
Mr. Obama’s statements would have been unwise when Mr. Trump was one of several Republican candidates, but are far worse when directed at the presumed nominee, in that they attack Mr. Trump’s legitimacy and the voices of the millions of voters who supported him. Either the will of the people is supreme or it isn’t, and if Donald Trump has won the support needed to prevail in the Republican nominating process, he deserves at least the public appearance of respect from the president while Mr. Obama is traveling abroad.
He also challenged Trump’s non-stop assault on the media … pointing out he had plenty of issues with Fox News during his administration, but never called them enemies of the state.
Obama said the anonymous NYT op-ed piece shouldn’t make anyone feel better about the “crazy stuff” coming out of the White House … because elected officials should be checking the President, not faceless appointees.
(It seems the Dem’s/babysitters didn’t do enough checking on Obama’s lifestyle.)
Sounds like someone’s stepping back into the political arena just in time for midterm elections.
11:32 AM PT — As for Trump … he had a response to Obama during his rally Friday, saying 44’s speech made him sleepy.