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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?