Misadventures of a minority-elect President 84

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:

Trumpcare causing political fallout for the GOP and pissing people off which will also affect our minority-elect President, using the White House for private gain at our expense, America’s issues with a reality TV president, more evidence Trump is lying about massive voter fraud, Trump’s first foreign trip will probably prove quite entertaining, the importance of studying history – so it doesn’t repeat itself, more revelations of Trump’s prefabricated Syrian gas attack fairy tale, Trump’s boldest move of all is pretending he actually has a mandate and much more.

It’s ‘Trumpcare,’ and GOP faces politival fallout article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –

There’s a Lot of Worry That Trump Is a Dangerous Authoritarian – Could It Be That We Barely Hava President at All? article from AlterNet. –

The Trump Empire Expands article from Information Clearing House. –

Trump and the rest of his fraudulent family are using the White House to enrich themselves at our expense.

The health care vote shows Trump thinks the US presidency is just another reality television show article from Quartz. –

Life is good in Trump’s land of delusion:

“Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted in a health-care bill on Thursday (May 4) that has already made them wildly unpopular with some American voters, and is almost certain not to pass the Senate or become a law in any semblance of its current form.

If you’re watching this bit of American governance unfold, a reasonable question right now is…”Why?”

Why would lawmakers back a bill that may strip health care from millions of the poorest citizens (many of whom are Republican voters), could make it cripplingly expensive for tens of millions more, likely leaves them vulnerable in the next election—and that ultimately could be toothless, as fellow Republicans in the Senate are already condemning it?

There is one resounding answer coming from Washington: Because president Donald Trump desperately wanted something he could call a “win.” And while it may not make sense as a political strategy, it does make sense in a context he knows well: reality TV…”

Here’s Even More Evidence Trump Is Lying About Massive Voter Fraud article from The Huffington Post. –

TRUMP Act would put Trump’s New York Tax returns online article from CNN Money. –

Think Trump’s brown shirts in Congress would allow that to happen?

House Republicans face voters in home districts angry over health care bill article from GMA on Yahoo! News. –

People are getting pissed off at the GOP’s chicanery with Trump’s fraudulent Obamacare replacement bill.

Here Are The 27 National Monuments Threatened By Trump’s Order article from The Huffington Post. –

Journalists barred from room for kushner family presentation article from AOL News. –

“Representatives for the Kushner family reportedly asked journalists to leave the room during a presentation they were making to wealthy Chinese investors in Beijing, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Reporters were initially seated in the back of the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton, but as the presentation began, The Post said that a PR representative for the family asked its reporter to leave, saying that the presence of “foreign reporters threatened the ‘stability’ of the event.”

In one instance, event organizers grabbed a reporter’s belongings, including a phone and backpack, to try to force that person out, the report said. When the event’s attendees began leaving the ballroom after the presentation was over, organizers reportedly surrounded the event-goers to prevent them from talking to reporters.

When a PR rep was asked why reporters were told to leave the event, she said, “This is not the story we want.”…”

Which begs the question: what are they hiding?

Trump: Hazardous to Our Health article from The New York Times. –

Former Trump official charged with child human trafficking article from AOL News. –

Trump aims for high drama on first foreign swing article from CNN. –

All our Liar-in-Chief needs to do is be his usual pathologically ignorant self and it will prove quite entertaining.

MSNBC host: ‘No takers’ after 217 GOPers invited to explain health vote article from The Hill. –

“MSNBC host Joy Reid said Saturday that her show invited the 217 House Republicans who voted in favor of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare to come on her program, saying none accepted the offer.

“My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today,” Reid said during her show “AM JOY,” ad the names of the GOP lawmakers flashed on the screen.

“I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed … all those names,” she continued.

“217 people, no takers. Not a one,” she added. “Such bravery.”…”


Roaming Charges: The End of the Age of Protest article from Counter Punch. –

The time for action is upon us.

The Trump White House just got a stark reminder that everyone is innocent until proven guilty article from Think Progress. –

Why Study History? article from Counter Punch. –

To stop it from repeating itself…

“As liberal Democrats for the most part, United States historians have no doubt been having a field day with Donald Trump’s recently reported clueless comments on United States history. The president’s moronic take on the nation’s past was front-page news last Tuesday in liberals’ and academics’ favorite newspaper, The New York Times. Times reporters Peter Baker and Jonah Engel Bromwich told readers about Trump’s historical idiocy, seen in the president’s:

+ Suggestion that Andrew Jackson had been “really angry”about the Civil War, which did not break out until 16 years after his death.

+ Assertion that the Civil War could have been prevented by smart policymakers who should have just gotten together and cut a deal.

+ Apparent belief that the great 19th century Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass is still alive.

+ Apparent surprise at learning that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.

+ Putting up a golf course plaque marking a Civil War battle that never happened….”

Trump Wants to Talk. But Can He Think? article from Information Clearing House. –

Russia Has Irrefutable Proof Syria’s Chemical Weapons Disaster Was a Provocation article from Sputnik News. –

Bear in mind that Sputnik News is Russian, but it appears yet again that Trump’s Syrian Gas Attack Fairy Tale was prefabricated to try and justify his war crimes.

Trump reportedly hits the links in NJ article from The Hill. –

Trump’s boldest move of all is pretending he has a mandate article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

It’s time to remind our illegitimate, minority-elect President that he has no mandate…

“White House Press Secretary Reince Priebus appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” a couple of weeks ago and told Chuck Todd about Team Trump’s expectations for the spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown:

“We expect the priorities of the president to be reflected in the [spending bill[. So, we expect a massive increase in military spending. We expect money for border security in this bill. And it ought to be – because the president won overwhelmingly, and everyone understands the border wall was part of it.”

As it turns out, Democrats and Republicans in Congress decided to ignore Donald Trump’s “priorities,” giving the White House effectively nothing from the president’s wish list, and Trump endorsed the bill anyway. But Priebus’ reference to the president’s “overwhelming” victory stood out for me, and not just because it’s ridiculously untrue.

When Trump and his aides lie about the scale of his 2016 win – the president has a map he’d apparently love to show you – it’s easy to assume that it’s part of a pathetic exercise to boost the president’s fragile ego, hoping to make him feel better about himself after receiving nearly 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton.

And while that’s almost certainly part of Team Trump’s motivations, Priebus’ subtle point is also important: the president wants us to believe he won “overwhelmingly,” which in turn should give him a mandate to pursue a regressive agenda, which in turn means Trump feels comfortable barking orders he expects Congress and others to follow….”

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