Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

Misadventures of a minority-elect President 11

More than 1 million sign petition for minority-elect President Trump to release his tax returns, Micheal Moore’s 10 point plan to protest Trump, Trump’s dubious claims of denouncing anti-semitism – regardless of surrounding himself with alt-right wing malicious miscreants, legal questions surround Trump’s new immigration ban, Trump pushes back against progressive activism, speculation that Trump is a weak President, Trump’s fluctuating popularity – depending on who polls and who is asked, more on Trump’s Stalinist actions, Trump’s tax sham, Trump’s EPA Chief is in bed with the fossil fuel industry, Steve Bannon’s legion of alt-right, anti-Semitic miscreants, growing number of American’s noticing Trump’s increasing leadership incompetence, Trump’s ‘so-called’ angry crowds ignorance, the Manchurian President and more.

Resistance Report: More than 1 million sign White House petition for Trump’s tax returns, breaking record article from Yahoo! News. –

What is Trump hiding?

“DON’T MESS WITH TAXES. President Trump has taken to saying that no one cares about his taxes. And it’s true that he was able to win office while thumbing his nose at the transparency norm of releasing his tax returns while running for the White House. But the drumbeat of interest in them is not going away, and now the White House petition site registered a new milestone, the pro-transparency Sunlight Foundation noted Monday: The petition to “Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance” passed more than 1 million signatures since it was launched on Inauguration Day. White House petitions need to draw more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days to be considered for an official response from the White House. The previous record holder was a 2012 petition to recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, with more than 387,000 signatures, according to a Pew study of the White House petition site.

That Trump tax release petition is just one of a number of ongoing efforts to create public — and legal — pressure on the president to release his tax returns. “Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have proposed bills to prevent access to the presidential ballot without disclosing federal tax returns,” the AP reported Sunday. These measures are unlikely to succeed in most states where they have been proposed even if they make it through state legislatures, because their Republican governors — such as New Jersey’s Chris Christie — are almost certain not to sign them into law. Only five of the 16 states have Democratic governors. But even if only California and New York adopted the measures, turning what was a campaign norm into a campaign law, that would have some kind of impact in a world where the president needs solid support in those states to have a chance of winning the popular vote…”

NBC Offers Bizarre ‘Congratulations’ to Trump for Not Being Impeached Yet article from the Independent Journal Review. –

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