Misadventures of a minority-elect President 75

Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

Pondering over whether or not we’re willing to let Trump evolve – though judging from what we’ve seen so far he should have been removed long ago, more on Trump’s disingenuous tax cut scam, Trump’s chaotic presidency as seen through all his ignorant Twitter rants, Trump’s first 100 days show that despite his best efforts, we’re not in Nazi Germany, more on Trump’s ongoing use of False Flags to justify committing war crimes, Trump’s race against the clock to actually do something relevant, Trump team resorts to theatrics because they’re too corrupt and ignorant to actually govern, more on Trump’s tax cut scam that helps him and his family and his flip flop on NAFTA, Trump still lying about job creation and jobs going overseas, every day seems to present ethical challenges for our illegitimate minority-elect President, the dubious list of Trump’s accomplishments in his first 100 days is quite revealing – as is his aversion to transparency, the education of Donald Trump, White House continues its Obama Derangement Syndrome, more on Trump’s objectively pernicious first 100 days and much more.

Are we willing to let Trump evolve? article from Yahoo! News. –

Trump tax cuts: A bonanza for corporations and the wealthy article from The World Socialist Web Site. –

Trump’s chaotic first 100 days – as seen through his tweets article from Yahoo! News. –

For someone who wasn’t sure he was going to Tweet at all after being ‘elected,’ Trump sure mucked things up.

Donald Trump’s first 100 days were a stress test for democracy article from The Guardian. –

Despite Trump’s best efforts, we’re not in Nazi Germany:

“We’ve learned a crucial lesson in the past few months: our democracy is not as easily ‘deconstructed’ as Steve Bannon might have hoped

We have learned one crucial lesson since January 20 – we are not Germany in 1933. I shared the fear that Trump represented an existential threat to American democracy. I am not convinced those fears have been entirely allayed. But the first hundred days of the Trump presidency have demonstrated that American institutions and traditions of democratic constitutionalism are not as easily “deconstructed” as Steve Bannon might have hope.

We should be proud of the resistance shown by our civil society. Ordinary citizens have taken to the streets in record numbers; we have confronted our representatives in town-hall meetings; we have flooded members of Congress with letters and emails; we have organized ourselves into groups such as Daily Action, mobilizing the energies of millions unwilling to quietly acquiesce in the destruction of American democracy.

In one weekend, the ACLU received more online contributions than it typically receives in six years. Art supply stores are enjoying gravy days, as Americans race to purchase poster boards and magic markers, the low-tech tools of peaceful protest…”

Are American Voters Actually Just Stupid? A New Poll Suggests the Answer May Be ‘Yes’ article from AlterNet. –

Debunking Trump’s Casus Belli article from Information Clearing House. –

It’s time for an Intelligence insider to blow the whistle on Trump’s attempts to justify war crimes.

A Display of Unbelievable Ignorance: In a Real Country With a Real President, Trump’s AP Interview Would Destroy Him article from AlterNet. –

The United States of… False Flags article from Information Clearing House. –

“The United States government is the world leader in purveying false flags and propaganda stunts. Or, more generally, downright, systematic lies. To justify the outrageous violation of international law, wars and aggression.

Current president and Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump, is himself the object of fraudulent US intelligence, accused of “collusion with Russian agents.” In a rare admission, the Washington Times this week described the US intel dossier against Trump as “riddled with fiction.”

Yet, ironically, Trump, in turn, serves as a shameless conduit for US propaganda to fuel conflict with Syria and North Korea.

In the latter case, a world war could break out at any moment as a result of insane American goading. The dispatch of a US nuclear-powered submarine to the Korean Peninsula this week is just another reckless provocation by Trump.

On Syria, the Trump administration has slapped on more economic sanctions over an alleged chemical weapons incident earlier this month. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the “sweeping sanctions” were because of “Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad’s horrific chemical weapons attack on innocent men, women and children.”…”

Trump’s race against the clock to do something article from CNN. –

Trump’s First 100 Days: What Mattered, And What Didn’t article from Politico. –

Looking past governance, Team Trump placs a high value on theatrics article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Because the Trump cabal is too corrupt and ignorant to actually lead, they place a lot of value on theatrics.

Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn’t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new plan article from Yahoo! News. –

How much do the Trumps gain from his tax cut scam?

Treasury Secretary confirms Trump plans to break promise, not release tax returns article from Think Progress. –

“In 2014, Donald Trump said that if he “decide[s] to run for office, I’ll produce my tax returns. Absolutely. I would love to do that.”

Candidate Trump reiterated that vow during the first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, saying, “I’m under a routine audit and it’ll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released.”

But now the White House is signaling that Trump won’t follow through. Last week, Press Secretary Sean Spicer wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Trump will never release his returns, audit or not. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin took that a step further on Wednesday, saying that Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns.

Mnuchin was responding to a question from ABC’s Jonathan Karl about whether Trump should release his returns to reassure Americans that the massive corporate tax cut he’s proposing won’t hugely benefit his business. It appears that reassurance won’t be forthcoming…”

Reversing course on NAFTA, Trump’s threats again appear hollow article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trump says he’s stopping jobs from going abroad. Here’s the truth article from Think Progress. –

The truth is Trump is still lying.

Why President Trump is getting killed in court, in 1 astonishingly ignorant comment article from The Week. –

Because he’s too stupid to think before he speaks or Tweets….

Trump’s gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –

Again delusional dipshittery playing a major role in Trump’s land of delusion:

“President Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China’s trade practices.

Yet so far, his trade policy has produced mostly confusion and division, even among fellow Republicans. At stake may be the president’s credibility over whether and how he will deliver on his campaign vow to undo decades of American trade policy and restore millions of manufacturing jobs lost to foreign competition.

The latest puzzler broke out Wednesday over the prospect that the Trump administration would simply abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement rather than start to renegotiate it. The White House leaked that possibility to reporters, rattling investors and drawing protests from business groups and Republican lawmakers.

Yet hours later, Trump called it all off. He would actually seek to revamp the trade pact with Canada and Mexico, he said, and pull out of NAFTA only if he couldn’t secure a favorable deal…”

The education of Donald Trump article from Politico. –

Every Day of the Trump Presidency Is a Hellish Game of Ethics Whac-A-Mole article from Fusion. –

Transparency doesn’t seem to be among the Trump administration’s priorities article from McClatchy News. –

Relax, Donald: After 100 Days, You’ve Already Done So Much article from The Nation. –

“President Trump shouldn’t be so defensive about Saturday’s milestone. The list of accomplishments is long.

“No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days,” President Donald Trump claimed at an event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week. Even so, Trump is scrambling to add more accomplishments by Saturday, his 100th day in office. At the same time, however, the president criticized the very idea that he should be judged by that benchmark, taking to Twitter to predict, “No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.)”—a reference to his appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court—“media will kill!”

The president shouldn’t be so defensive. He has indeed accomplished a lot in the 100 days since his inauguration. Here is just a partial list of all that Trump has already achieved:

Revitalized Alec Baldwin’s otherwise fading career and expanded Melissa McCarthy’s visibility due to their respective impersonations of Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live.

Galvanized a massive resistance movement that included what was likely the largest protest (as many as 5 million people) in American history—the January 21 women’s marches and rallies in over 600 cities…”

White House Blames Obama For Michael Flynn’s Security Clearance article from The Huffington Post. –

And so our Liar-in-Chief’s Obama Derangement Syndrome continues.

100 Days in Trump’s America article from The Southern Poverty Law Center. –

Recollections on how Trump, his White Nationalists and their agenda infilitrate the mainstream.

The 100 Days That Turned America Upside Down article from Common Dreams. –

More on the objective perniciousness of Trump’s first 100 days.

Robert Reich: Trump’s Latest Tweetstorm Is Grounds for Impeachment article from AlterNet. –

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