Suzan eraslan is a theater director and designer on a temporary hiatus and a reluctant political activist and documentarian living in new york city.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 (The Federal Government Flame War)

  • On February 9th, 2017, DT lashed out at Senator Blumenthal on Twitter, saying that he had "misrepresented" Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when the senator said that Gorsuch found DT's tweets attacking a federal judge, particularly referring to him as a "so-called judge," demoralizing and disheartening. In the same tweet, he attacked Blumenthal for lying about serving in Vietnam. This is a long standing non-controversy on the right, referring to edited video that appears to show Blumenthal saying he served in Vietnam, when what he said was that he served in the military during the Vietnam era. 
  • On February 9th, 2017, CNN, among other outlets, confirmed that Gorsuch spokesman Ron Bonjean did, indeed, use those words in his meeting with Blumenthal. 
  • On February 9th, 2017, about an hour after DT tweet tantrum, Senator Chris Murphy, also of Connecticut, took to Twitter to blast DT in a quote RT saying, "As a prosecutor, Dick [Blumenthal] used to put guys like u in jail." We now have a full on old school internet flame war involving members or potential members of all 3 branches of the Federal Government. I've said that I'm tired of hearing "this is not normal" as opposed to "this is not ok," but this is both not normal and, honestly, kind of hilarious. 
  • On February 9th, 2017, Senator Blumenthal took back to Twitter to say that Neil Gorsuch now "must publicly & explicitly condemn" DT's attack on the judiciary. 
  • On February 9th, 2017, a few hours after Senator Murphy's tweet insinuating DT should be in jail, Senator McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain went off on DT, as well, pointing out that he had never served, while her father has lasting physical injuries from the time he spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017