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Acosta and niece Trump team up in a ‘hate binge’ on anniversary of 9/11

Acosta and niece Trump team up in a ‘hate binge’ on anniversary of 9/11

Before my conservative readers get their ire enflamed, I need to mention that I am not talking about former Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and President Trump.  I am referring to CNN’s poor excuse for a journalist, Jim Acosta, and First Niece – and premier Donald-hater — Mary Trump.

In the midst of the solemnity of the 9/11 twentieth anniversary weekend of the terrorist attack on America, somebody over at CNN – Acosta?  A producer? – decided that a 10- minute Trump hate-fest would be appropriate.  It was actually so INappropriate that Acosta, himself, questioned whether they should be doing the duo dump on Trump on that memorial weekend.  “I hate to bring this up on the 9/11 weekend” he said – but he did.  Apparently, Acosta hates Trump more than he hated attacking his nemesis Trump on the memorial weekend.

No Jim, you should not have.  In fact, that hateful and childish rant you call an interview would not have been appropriate at any time from a legitimate journalist.  

There was no news to be provided, but merely an opportunity for Acosta and Trump to play propaganda ping-pong over their mutual animosity for the former President.  Given the number of hyperbolic partisan Trump haters on CNN and MSNBC, it is not easy to pick out one that stands out for obsessive hatred, but Acosta would certainly have a secure position in the top rank.

As far as Mary Trump is concerned, it is virtually impossible to ignore the depth of her bitterness against her uncle – and virtually all the Trump family.  Her venom is found in a couple of books that get her frequent interviews among the most biased left-wing personalities.

In previous commentaries, I have singled out both Acosta and Ms. Trump for their overly emotional, over-heated and unhinged screeds against Trump.  That is not to say Trump is beyond honest criticism – and I give him my share on occasion – but Acosta and Trump are not honest in their criticism.  They appear to be motivated by a deeply corrupting emotional response to the man.  It is not political – although that is part of it.  It is personal.

Niece Trump’s descriptions of her uncle seem to arise out of a deep bitterness that unhinges her from reality and objectivity.  As the former President’s niece, she could provide insight into his character.  But her rants are so vicious and obsessively hateful that she loses all credibility except to the irrational Trump haters like her – and she has one in Acosta.

One does not have to have Ms. Trump psychoanalyzed to know she is deeply disturbed.  She has revealed that in her own writings and comments.  By her own admission, the mere election of Uncle Donald in 2016 sent her into weeks of treatment for PTSD (Post Trauma Stress Disorder).  It is obvious in her painful interviews that there is still work to be done.

For Acosta – and many of the radical left personalities in the media – Mary Trump has been, and is, the useful idiot to be periodically dragged out to perform her highly-emotional hate-filled act.  Like a trained monkey, she did exactly what Acosta and the producers at CNN wanted her to do.

Ironically, Trump is a trained psychologist.  Acosta – and others – refer to that background to pump credibility into her pathetic performances. Acosta began one of his earliest questions with “as a trained clinical psychologist …”  The old admonition, “doctor heal thyself” may be a more appropriate way to apply her academic credentials.

Ms. Trump describes her uncle as being devoid of any and all human traits.  She did not use the word, but she describes a psychopath.  I can almost see all the Trump haters nodding in the affirmative.  Her description is not born out of competent clinical diagnosis, however, but out of her own mental issues.

Why Mary Trump is so bitter and unhinged over Uncle Donald and the rest of the Trump family is not entirely known.   Some suggest it is due to her belief that she was cheated out of a larger share of the Trump fortune.  Others opine that hatred for her late father was subsequently transferred to the family patriarch.  As a public issue, it does not matter.  

Her interviews should be understood for what they are – the outbursts of a woman overwhelmed by obsessive hatred.  One can only wish that the media will not continue to abuse this troubled person to score political points.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Robert L. Kahlcke

    Two Cockroaches from the Septic Tank.

  2. Ben

    Lemme get this straight, you spent an entire PBP column bashing Acosta and Trump for ummm… bashing trump?

    You can see where I’m going with this right?

    • Joseph S. Bruder

      Not only that, but PBP has written at least 10 articles bashing Biden for pulling out of Afghanistan AFTER Trump surrendered it to the Taliban, and two of Larry’s articles about 9-11 turned into Biden-bashing.

  3. dd

    Don’t give a DAMN what THESE TWO IDIOTS have to say, NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL!

  4. LMS

    Well we already know Acosta needs psychological help and apparently Mary needs it as well.

    Just knowing how successful the entire family of the Trump’s are, it’s clear Mary can’t manage to be successful as the rest of the family. Her looks alone proves she has no self respect on how she looks and has a very poor attitude. Definitely the bad seed of the family. There’s always one in every family, the family idiot!

  5. Lillian Reheusser

    On 9/11 I recall and go over in my mind the horrors of 9/11/2001. It means a great deal to me. Obviously it means nothing to these two psychotic snakes. You’d think they would have something better to say and do but like the common housefly their only purpose in life is to seek out feces, land on it and revel in their discovery.

    • Arthur

      Using the hyperbole card in your case is hypocrisy. Classifying. others writing as rants is the kettle and the pot character slamming technique.
      You have a body of work on the pbp posturing as a conservative’s conservative, That soap box has seen better days.
      Besides, the former President surely is not in need of your support. On moral grounds or any other basis, Trump is, has been. and will be judged in the public’s eyes on his own actions.
      Truth will come out, Opinion’s. like yours, have no bearing on real honest truth. History holds what will be believed regarding each and every president, no matter what party supported them.
      Your opinion and the opinions of all personalities playing at appearing credible are merely chaff blown in all directions as the wind blows. Therefore, opinions disparaging others as opponents, tear away at the moral fabric already distressed. You, and your kind, put your energy into writing with intent on another’s distraction without contributing answers to our country’s problems. Conservatives have been masters in creating questions about the other’s efforts at answering problems of public concern. Questioning and arguing solve no one’s problems.
      Larry, write proposals for workable positive processes delivering solutions for the common person’s personal success in life.
      Opinions are here today and dust in the wind once told. The only part of an opinion story that sticks is its contribution, positive or negative, to the writer’s reputation. And, reputation. equals legacy.

      the scheme of things im

      • Ben

        I couldn’t agree more. Not only has Larry’s brand of conservatism laid the ground work for trumpism, but now he is so aloof that he can’t see the hypocrisy in his own writing.

        • Joseph S. Bruder

          A major characteristic of Republicans is that they are not self-aware. They don’t even notice the hypocrisy of their actions and writings.

        • Dan Tyree

          Who cares what the two idiots say? Both are liberal assholes

          • Joseph S. Bruder

            Take it from the guy who can’t count to three…

  6. frank stetson

    I really don’t watch CNN unless MSNBC is running Dateline or Prison Whatever, but I caught the recent huge Accosta Trump bashing, think it was the last one PBP blew a fuse over. It was delightfully brutal, and honest, however, I am always less than pleased that there isn’t a little marker in the corner of the screen with the “opinion, not necessarily of the channel….” I mean it’s one thing to editorialize, it’s another to mix it with news with only the viewer to determine the difference.

    Mary does have a hate on and is over the top. She can’t prove most of the things she spews whether one agrees or not. She is of little value to the anti-Trumper’s because she’s often in fantasy land without support.

    Still fun to watch though, just in very small portions for Mary. She reminds me of folks we all know here, instead from the left this time, big mouth, few facts, lots of name calling. All cowboy hat, no cows.