Misadventures of a minority-elect President 50

White House continues spewing lies about sanctuary cities despite facts contradicting their claims, White House set to open its arms to repressive dictatorship, the growing chorus calling for Trump’s impeachment, trying to take focus off Russia with his delusional tweets, majority that didn’t vote for our minority-elect President uniting for large-scale demonstrations – though don’t bet on Trump leaving anytime soon, Trump’s storytelling talents, more bad news on his growing Russia Scandal, trying to avoid accountability for his illegal actions in Syria, reminders of the similarities of Watergate and Trump’s Russia Scandal, growing weary of his Ministry of Propaganda, once again Trump’s mouth moves faster than his brain, scathing LA Times article on our dishonest President, Trump’s fictional America and more.

White House repeats claim that sanctuary cities breed crimes, data continues to say otherwise article from Yahoo! News. –

Anti-Trump WWE fans grapple with boycotting over White House ties ahead of WrestleMania 33 article from AOL News. –

Warm welcome awaits Sisi as Trump rolls out red carpet for Egypt strongman article from the Guardian. –


“Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal, and neither is the way it’s being photographed

Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the president shared with Michelle Obama, the many famous images of the president interacting with kids, and countless more. These carefully composed photos so defined the public image of Obama that it nearly made Souza a household name.

In its visual representation, as in so many other respects, the Trump administration has made a break with the past. Most of what we see of Trump comes from either the traveling pool of press photographers or the smartphones of his staff. On the one hand there are Getty Images or Reuters shots of Trump standing at podiums (or pretending to drive a truck). And on the other, we get unusually informal images of him posing with world leaders or appearing to be caught off guard. In the meantime, the White House’s Flickr account was purged, and the “Photos” section was removed from the official website…”

Schiff says Trump wants focus on tweets, not Russia probe article from the International Business Times on Yahoo! News. –

Twitter plays a big role in Trump’s land of delusion.

Diverse Protest Groups Unite As ‘The Majority,’ Aiming for Large-Scale Demonstrations on May 1st article from AlterNet. –

Massachusetts city council to vote on Trump impeachment resolution article from GMA on Yahoo! News. –

Why It’s Fantasyland to Assume Trump Is Going to Leave in a Scandal Anytime Soon article from AlterNet. –

“It’s tempting to believe that Trump’s an idiot and Flynn’s testimony could bring him down. Have we learned nothing?

Nothing that has happened in the short and exciting political career of President Donald Trump has any clear precedent, so this week was nothing new in that regard. Cable-news pundits who earnestly proclaimed on Thursday and Friday that the Trump administration had reached a Watergate-level turning point — after barely 70 days in office — may be operating on the assumption that old rules, or indeed any rules at all, still apply.

My Salon colleague Chauncey DeVega recently argued that Trump has not, in fact, created an “alternate reality” and his opponents need to hold him to account through the aggressive and activist application of normal politics. That’s a coherent practical agenda, and no doubt a necessary one. I’m not entirely thrilled to be the guy who sits in the armchair wearing a cardigan sweater and says, Yeah, but it might not work. If reality itself has slipped its gears, “Man in the High Castle”-style, we may no longer understand what politics is, or how it works…”

Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway article from Medium. –

FBI probing whether Trump aides helped Russian intel in early 2016 article from CBS News. –

Dan Rather: ‘Paranoia Mounts: A Presidency Can Quickly Spiral Out Of Control.’ article from the Daily Kos. –

Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria article from the Los Angeles Times. –

This should go well, like everything else Trump shrouds in total secrecy.

An important lesson from Watergate to remember in the current Trump scandal article from the Daily Kos. –

“I have both written diaries and referenced the striking similarities between Trump-Russia and Watergate in other diaries on several occasions. So have a lot of others. And for good reason. The unbridled lust for power of both Nixon and Trump, the penchant for absolute secrecy, even when it is not necessary, and the personal paranoia of both men are case studies in corruption.

Right now all of the fascination and attention on the unraveling Trump scandal is on the unholy trinity of Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. And for good reason. All have stories to tell. Flynn has already been caught colluding with the Russian ambassador. Manafort and Kushner are both giving off vibes that they have a lot of interesting things to say, if the price is right. And most tantalizing, getting any or all of them to roll, and as soon as possible could be a big, beautiful shortcut in ending the national nightmare that is Donald Trump. But are we once again all being distracted by the shiny object?

I’ll admit it, I’ve always been fascinated by Watergate. I was in high school, already highly interested in politics, and this was the ultimate civics lesson. I read “All the Presidents Men” so often that the pages fell out. And, in the days before Google, I read most of the historical books on the subject that I could find. I’ll be honest, in recent days, as this Trump debacle continues to collapse, I have revisited Watergate, (but not the book), both in nostalgia, and also more in a research mode. And in doing so, I have found something in the similarities that has given me pause to think, and to reconsider the actual dynamics.

Both scandals had their rogues galleries. Right now, Kushner, Manafort and Flynn are the Trump version. For Nixon it was HR Haldeman, John Erlichman and Chuck Colson. All six of them were high up, and had access to information what could damage, and possibly cripple and end a Presidency…”

Breitbart Denied Permanent Senate Press Gallery Credentials article from Media Matters. –

Apparently Trump is losing faith in his Ministry of Propaganda…

Judge to Trump: No protection for campaign rally speech inciting violence article from AOL News. –

Yet again our Psychopathic President’s mouth is proving problematic.

Our Dishonest President article from the Lost Angeles Times. –

If you want to understand Trump, look at his early relationship with the man he has called his best friend article from the Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –

Donald Trump’s Fictional America article from Politico. –

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