Misadventures of a minority-elect President 90

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:

Trump’s very bad week ending on a sour note as our little boy president’s ignorance and temperament are on full display for the world to see, Trump threatens Comey – before being forced to cancel his FBI visit due to an unlikely warm and welcome reception – with what appears to be his intention of blackmailing him, ten alternative facts for the post truth world courtesy of our Liar-in-Chief and the miscreants in his administration, turning his presidency into a bad joke, Trump’s anger – compounded by his profound ignorance – could prove dangerous, Trump may have just written his own articles of impeachment, putting a fraud in charge of trying to prove his odious ‘voter fraud’ claims will prove entertaining – before it comes back to bite him in the ass, our dimwitted dumbass president’s anti-immigration charades took another hit, high crimes and misdemeanors, virtually everyone has something to say about Trump’s terrible presidency, Trump’s GOP brown shirts still not moved enough – having lost their spines – to challenge our wannabe dictator, yet another illegible interview from our incoherent Bullshitter-in-Chief and a whole lot more.

The little boy president article from CNN. –

Trump threatens Comey: ‘Better hope’ there are no tapes of our conversations article from Yahoo! News. –

Because threatening blackmail is soooo presidential…

Evening Trump Fuckuppery Roundup article from Mother Jones. –

On how Trump’s White House continues imploding.

Ten alternative facts for the post truth world article from The Guardian. –

A look at our illegitimate, minority-elect President and his miscreant’s attempts to validate their alternate reality:

“A word on definition: “post truth” is emphatically not the same as lies, spin and falsehood. What is new is not mendacity but the public’s response to it – the growing primacy of emotional resonance over fact and evidence, the replacement of verification with social media algorithms that tell us what we want to hear. Truth is losing its value as society’s reserve currency, and legitimate scepticism is yielding place to pernicious relativism.

Here, as a primer, are 10 classic examples of post truth, past and present.

1. ‘Alternative facts’

On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, Sean Spicer, the new White House press secretary, called a special press conference and insisted belligerently that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe”. The crowd in photographs of Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration looked larger, he claimed, because of new white floor coverings laid on the National Mall that had the effect of “highlighting areas where people were not standing, while in years past, the grass eliminated this visual”.

As angry as Spicer and his boss might be, their position was hilariously unsustainable. It fell to Kellyanne Conway, senior aide to the president, to find some way of squaring the epistemological circle, of reconciling bogus claim with photographic evidence. On NBC’s Meet the Press the next day, Conway told Chuck Todd that there was a perfectly reasonable explanation: “Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood […] Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.”…”

Trump puts agenda, presidency at risk article from Axios. –

How to turn your unpopular presidency into a bigger joke.

Trump suggest he may cancel all White House press briefings article from Yahoo! News. –

Lying in real time isn’t doing any good so how is passing out prefabricated lies going to help?

Trump’s anger could lead down a dangerous road article from CNN. –

Yes it could, but probably not as dangerous a road as his profound ignorance could…

Trump Tries to Hit Back at Colbert, Punches Himself in the Face Instead article from Vanity Fair. –

“The president tried to claim that he appeared on “no-talent” Colbert’s best-rated episode ever. He did not.

For a guy who keeps a ratings chart hanging in his resort, Donald Trump sure does have trouble getting his Nielsen numbers straight. The president is known to use TV viewership as a cudgel with which to whack his enemies on the head—or to attempt that tactic, at any rate. Unfortunately for the president, his information is not always right. For instance, take Trump’s most recent failed blow—when he tried to hit back at his fiercest late-night foe, Stephen Colbert.

The Late Show host attracted quite a lot of attention last week when he made a lewd joke about the president. Although Trump claims to have stopped watching programs that, in his words, “aren’t pleasant,” it appears that Colbert is still on his radar—and that Trump does not like what he’s hearing.

“You see a no-talent guy like Colbert,” Trump said over dinner this week, per a new interview with Time magazine. “There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way, they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I’ve done his show. … But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high—highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.”…”

Trump wants anti-immigrant hardliner Kris Kobach to prove his lies about ‘voter fraud’ article from Think Progress. –

Putting a fraud in charge of your odious ‘voter fraud’ lies is going to come back and bite our illegitimate, minority-elect President in the ass – and will prove extremely entertaining.

Trump picks Al Capone of Vote Rigging To investigate Federal Voter Fraud article from Greg Palast. –

1.1 million voters illegally purged ended up helping our minority-elect president win in 2016.

Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression article from The Nation. –

Pence and Kobach – both of which thrive on creating voter suppression and rigging elections – will be leading Trump’s fraudulent ‘Election Integrity’ sham to try and screw more voters.

Right-Wing Media’s Favorite Tale of ‘Immigrant Rapt’ Evaporates article from The Southern Poverty Law Center. –

Our dimwitted dumbass unpopular president just can’t seem to get a break:

“Maryland case was widely promoted by Carlson, Fox, and other right-wing pundits, but they fall silent as charges are dismissed as groundless.

The pundits, especially Tucker Carlson, seemed mighty certain that the young immigrants were guilty of rape.

After all, the Montgomery County police chief had assured them in mid-March that “we have a strong case” when his investigators had accused two young men – Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17 – of raping a 14-year-old classmate in a bathroom stall at Rockville High School. Since Sanchez Milian was an undocumented immigrant who faced a deportation hearing, it was all the right-wing media needed to know to proclaim the case the latest incident connecting immigrants to crime.

“We only knew they were violent criminals after they had raped a ninth-grader,” Carlson told a Baltimore city councilman…”

In Tweets, President Undermines the Credibility of White House Press Briefings article from The Independent Journal Review. –

Our Misinformer-in-Chief wants to clear up misinformation coming from the White House… ought to be interesting!

Trump’s admission bolsters allegations of obstruction of justice article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

It’s appearing more and more that Trump is actively obstructing justice.

Trump’s tweet about ‘tapes’ of his conversations with Comey is a major tell article from Think Progress. –

The more panicked he gets, the more he screws things up and digs himself a deeper hole.

Law Expert Says Trump ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’ Already Evident article from Common Dreams. –

“As conflicting accounts of what led to James Comey’s firing linger and questions remain as to which equally troubling account of the dinner President Donald Trump had with the then-FBI director are accurate, one constitutional law expert has declared the developments “staggering” and evidence of “a series of high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Speaking Thursday to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe said that Trump directly asking Comey if he was under investigation, as the president indicated to NBC’s Lester Holt during a “kryptonite” interview, “is much worse than just a conflict of interest.”

“You’re essentially dangling in front of the person who’s supposed to be investigating the chaos swirling around you, and perhaps you, you’re basically saying, ‘If you will assure me that I’m not going to be under investigation, then maybe I’ll keep you on. We’ll see what happens.’ It’s essentially the language of bribery. It’s the language of the underworld, of racketeering, not the language of a president who is supposed to be enforcing the rule of law,” he said.

“It’s staggering—for all the bizarre things that have happened in these 112 or 113 days, this is really like the 13th chime of a clock,” Tribe continued…”

Did Donald Trump just write his own articles of impeachment? article from Think Progress. –

Obstructing justice by firing the man leading the investigation into your Russia scandal is an impeachable offense.

#WithFewExceptions Everyone Has Something to Say About Trump’s Terrible Presidency article from Common Dreams. –

Trump’s disingenuous failed attempts at brushing aside his controversy with an attorney letter is backfiring hilariously.

Who told Trump he was in the clear? Not us, key senators say article from Yahoo! News. –

Trump trying desperately to convince everyone that everything is fine in his land of delusion.

This Feels Like a Turning Point article from Common Dreams. –

Trump is losing control and imploding from his profoundly ignorant lying and now is the time to start holding him accountable:

“Nobody is in control of the narrative right now.

When we last left Camp Runamuck, and it was only this morning, there was some question as to whether the walls of the East Room ought to be discreetly padded. Since then, and it’s only been about six hours, every single element of the most recent account of why the president* iced James Comey had been refuted, much of it by the president* himself, who sat down for a whopper of an interview with Lester Holt of NBC and proceeded to make clowns out of Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rod Rosenstein, and most conspicuously of all, Vice President Mike Pence, who must wish he were back being the incredibly unpopular governor of Indiana. It is getting very crowded under the bus.

Before addressing the interview itself, let us contemplate how truly woolly-headed stupid even doing the interview was, especially this week, when the president*’s credibility was being quite competently shredded without his help. His staff should don masks and catch rides deep into the Appalachians. His lawyers should get out of the business. It’s now abundantly clear that there simply is nobody alive who can stop this guy from doing anything. I can’t imagine what he’d be like as an actual defendant. He might bite the judge in the balls, or he might pin everything on Tiffany.

Anyway, remember on Wednesday, when the story was that it was Rosenstein’s unsolicited bill of particulars that made the president* fire Comey? Well, it became Thursday, and we were back with the master of The Deal, who doesn’t let lesser men close for him…”

‘Troubled’ Republicans Have No Plans To Do Anything About James Comey’s Firing article from The Huffington Post. –

Trump’s spineless GOP brown shirts are still unmoved by their wannabe dictator’s actions and deeds.

Trump and the Art of the Lie article from Common Dreams. –

Our illegitimate, minority-elect President – in addition to his many fraudulent endeavors – also specializes in the Art of Lie.

FBI tells Trump to cancel visit because he’s ‘unlikely to be greeted warmly’ after Comey debacle article from The Raw Story. –

Even if he goes in an brags about his yuge Electoral College election victory and the size of his inauguration day crowd like he did when he visited the CIA?

Comey Furious over Trump Team’s Smear Campaign – and He’s Prepared to Respond: Report article from AlterNet. –

It would behoove our loud-mouthed wannabe dictator to keep his trap shut and pull his head out:

“The former FBI director could prove more dangerous to the president outside the agency than ever before.

James Comey will respond at some point to President Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with the former FBI director — but he’s staying quiet for now.

Associates said Comey is furious about the lack of respect he was shown during his abrupt firing Tuesday and has been angered by comments by Trump and White House staffers, reported ABC News.

The ABC News report referred to comments by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, who accused Comey of committing “atrocities” against Hillary Clinton.

One person close to the former FBI director told the network that Comey had shown considerable restraint when Trump questioned his competence and called him a “showboat.”…”

Read Donald Trump’s Interview With TIME on Being President article from TIME. –

Yes, another troubling interview with our Bullshitter-in-Chief rambling incoherently:

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