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PBC News & Comment: In Response to NYC Attack, Trump Is Unhinged, Divisive

Trump’s emotional, irrational reaction to NY truck attack defines his ignorance and lack of self-control, giving terrorists what they seek….--Trump risks tainting prosecution of suspect with tweets and comments, while McCain and Graham want American resident treated as enemy combatant

--media reports indicate suspect Sayfullo Saipov was on FBI radar, details sketchy

--Trump blames Sen. Schumer for 20-year-old law that set up green card lottery, acting like Saipov just immigrated, when he arrived in 2010

--The Guardian compares Trump’s crazed reaction to NY attack that killed 8 to his subdued response to Las Vegas massacre with 58 dead

--NY Times lays out how Fox “News” panders to Trump with its choice of topics on Fox & Friends

--Facebook and Twitter face angry senators for second day, as some of the “Russian-linked” ads and related data are released

--Chris Hedges blasts Google for blackout of his work in “fake news” fight

--US economic growth is strong, despite disasters, so why do we need tax cuts?

--GOP delays release of tax cut plans

--Navy reports that human failures led to 2 separate collisions this summer

--Haaretz reports that Israel secretly retained US law firm Sidley Austin to crack down on American BDS supporters

--Trump names anti-BDS activist to top civil rights position at Education Department

--Trump lawyer uses bizarre arguments in ploy to dismiss libel case brought by woman who says he groped her

--as Weinstein-inspired claims of sexual harassment and assault continue to surface, will mob shaming be the standard for proof and punishment?