Misadventures of a minority-elect President 37

Trump’s popularity sinks to new low as Trump touts poll showing it, Trump fumes over collusion charges with Russia and unleashes another tweetstorm about fake news, the illogical logic behind Trump’s environmental budget cuts, a terror attack – think false flag terrorism – would be an opportunity for Donald Trump, running out of foreign leaders to alienate, constantly spouting alternative facts is doing Trump no favors, Trump’s war on ethics isn’t either, White House won’t back off claims that Obama wiretapped Trump despite FBI testimony and no evidence, Trump still doesn’t understand NATO and is relabeling President Obama’s ideas for fighting ISIS as being new, White House still in full bull shit mode with lies over Trump and his daily activities, Trump aims to keep his promise on totally destroying the ‘Johnson Amendment’ – the line between religion and politics, when Trump loses or is angry holds a rally with fans only – for obvious reasons…, House ‘Intelligence’ committee working overtime to keep Trump’s malfeasance covered up, and so the family corruption in the Trump cabal continues to grow, Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda caught in another Twitter lie, Trump installs appointees in cabinet positions to track loyalty and much more.

Donald Trump: America’s Marie Antoinette article from CNN. –

Poll: President Trump’s approval rating sinks to lowest point ever article from AOL News. –

Trump touts poll showing decline in approval rating from FOX News on Yahoo! News. –

Poll Shows America Really Does Not Like You, Donald Trump article from Common Dreams. –

“After release of “cruel” budget, TrumpCare, and unsubstantiated wiretapping claims, president’s approval rating drops to lowest yet

Gallup has released the latest numbers from its tracking poll of President Donald Trump’s approval ratings, and things (again) don’t look good for the president.

Only 37 percent of respondents approve of Trump, an historic low for the poll. A whopping 58 percent disapprove of his actions in office so far.

Last month, Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup poll was 42 percent—which was also a record low for the poll at the time…”

White House claimed Trump had a day full of meetings, but the truth emerges with a swamp selfie article from the Daily Kos. –

Trump’s infrastructure plan faces these roadblocks article from Yahoo! News. –

Rep. Adam Schiff: ‘Circumstantial Evidence’ Indicates Trump Camp, Russia Collusion from the Huffington Post. –

Trump fumes before Comey testimony: ‘No evidence’ I colluded with Russia article from Yahoo! News. –

“Hours before FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress on the bureau’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, President Trump took a few swings on Twitter.

First, the president pointed out that former National Intelligence Director James Clapper had said in a recent interview that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

“James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia,” Trump tweeted. “This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”…”

Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ are costing American the coin of the realm, Larry Summers says article from CNBC on Yahoo! News. –

Donald Trump is running out of foreign leaders to alienate article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

For Donald Trump, a Terror Attack Will Be an Opportunity Not a Curse article from Information Clearing House. –

“CAN WE BREATHE a sigh of relief after federal judges blocked President Donald Trump’s discriminatory executive orders? For a moment we can, but we are just a terrorism attack away from the White House gaining a new pretext for its wrathful crackdown against Muslims and immigrants.

Among the alterations in American politics since Trump’s inauguration, this may be the most frightening one: a terror attack on U.S. soil will be used by the White House as an excuse for implementing an extra-legal agenda that could only be pushed through in a time of crisis. What the courts will not allow today, what protesters will hit the streets to defend tomorrow, what even the pliant Congress would have a hard time backing — the White House is almost certainly counting on all of this changing in the wake of a domestic terrorist attack.

This macabre turn, in which terrorism becomes an opportunity rather than a curse, has ample precedents that tell us one thing: be prepared.

It wasn’t long ago that 9/11 was used as a pretext for invading Iraq. Although it was almost immediately clear that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told President George W. Bush on the evening of September 11, “Part of our response maybe should be attacking Iraq. It’s an opportunity.” Just a few years earlier, Rumsfeld, along with Paul Wolfowitz and Dick Cheney, had signed a now-infamous letter calling for the removal of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The with-us-or-against-us atmosphere after 9/11 enabled them to carry out the task…”

Check Out Trump’s Login on His Insane Environmental Budget Cuts article from Mother Jones. –

“We’re not spending money on that anymore…”

Trump’s unprecedented war on ethics: Eisen and Painter article from USA Today. –

Trump doesn’t understand NATO nearly as well as he thinks he does article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

White House responds to Comey’s confirmation that FBI probing alleged Russian interference in 2016 election article from AOL News. –

White House still won’t back down from Trump’s wiretap claims article from the New York Post. –

Trump borrows from Obama for nation’s ‘new’ ISIS plan article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

“As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump assured Americans he had amazing ideas for how best to annihilate ISIS. The Republican wouldn’t tell voters what the plan entailed, of course, but rest assured, it was going to be awesome.

The first sign that Trump’s plan may not actually exist, however, came on January 28, when the president signed an executive directive on the matter, effectively asking his national security team to come up with some kind of anti-ISIS plan for him. (For the record, the directive wasn’t exactly necessary: Trump could’ve just given an order. That, however, wouldn’t have been theatrical enough for this president.)

The Trump administration’s plan has now taken shape, and as NBC News reported, it looks pretty familiar…”

Democrats Could Seek Trump Impeachment After James Comey Hearing article from Newsweek on Yahoo! News. –

Spicer defends Trump’s golf habits, saying he is ‘entitled to a bit of privacy’ article from the Huffington Post. –

Trump’s Promise To Totally Destroy The ‘Johnson Amendment’ Is A Good One article from Forbes. –

President Trump holds rally in Kentucky after FBI confirms Russia probe article from AOL News. –

Following Trump’s Lead, GOP Shifts From Russia Revelations To Attack On Leaks article from the Huffington Post. –

Trey Gowdy’s second political theater sideshow – Bengazi was his first – is about to begin as his ‘Intelligence’ Committee does everything it can to keep Trump’s crimes covered up:

“Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee focused on the problem of reporters unearthing information.

WASHINGTON ? When the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee announced earlier this month that it would investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, the parameters of their probe clearly represented a compromise. The committee would investigate links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns. But it would also dig into the leaks of classified information that informed months of news stories about a separate FBI-led probe of Russian intelligence officials and people affiliated with President Donald Trump.

The House panel held the first public hearing related to its probe on Monday, during which lawmakers had the opportunity to question FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency head Adm. Michael Rogers. It was the committee’s first test of its ability to conduct an investigation that will satisfy both its Republican and Democratic members. But on Monday at least, most Republicans on the panel appeared to be more interested in discussing leaks of classified information to reporters than potential ties between the White House and Moscow.

Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) asked Rogers if The Washington Post’s bombshell report last month that former national security adviser Michael Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Trump’s inauguration could damage national security. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he had “never seen such a sustained period of leaks” and referenced reports in the Post and The New York Times. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) questioned whether the Times might have misrepresented sources for an article and mused about a “so-called source” actually being a Russian surrogate. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) even raised the specter of prosecuting journalists for publishing classified information, which would be an enormous escalation in the crackdown on leaks…”

Ivanka will have access to classified info in new White House role article from the New York Post. –

And so the family corruption in the Trump cabal continues to grow…

Memo to the Media: How Not to Cover the President article from Common Dreams. –

Trump tweet fact checked by James Comey in real-time. Trump is caught in another LIE in real-time article from the Daily Kos. –

Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda still working in overdrive…

White House Installs Allies in Cabinet Agencies to Track Loyalty article from Common Dreams. –

A Last Chance for Resistance article from TruthDig. –

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