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At debate

Trump suggests people living in increasingly toxic areas near chemical plants and refineries shouldn’t complain too much because they’re “making a lot of money”. Really. He said that.

And they’re “making a lot of money” because they’re “heavily” employed at those very same plants. Those very same plants that are now allowed to pollute much much more, and dump out much much more toxic waste, completely due to Trump’s massive rolling back of all kinds of environmental and public health standards.

Which is very much something that could’ve come out of the mouth of Mr. Burns, the limitlessly greedy and uncaring nuclear plant owner on the long running Fox TV show, “The Simpsons.” Only Mr. Burns is fictitious. This is real.

We brought this moment up in our original wrap piece on the debate. But we’ve been surprised that not many media outlets, nor our friends on social media have picked up on it in a big way. Which is why we decided to do a little separate item on it today. …


Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com

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