Misadventures of a minority-elect President 99

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:

While our illegitimate, minority-elect President begins his first majorly dumbed-down foreign trip, his Russia scandal at home continues gaining traction, Trump’s actions concerning his attempted obstruction of justice is forcing America into a full presidential reckoning, Trump’s double standards on Muslims, more on Trump’s terrible two weeks, White House tries (again) to manipulate Trump’s alternate reality with alternative facts over his Russia scandal, trepidation builds as world waits for America’s immature Liar-in-Chief to be himself on his visit to Israel, support for Trump wavering for some of the minority that voted for him as it becomes obvious that Trump’s runaway train can’t stop on its own, the unlimited depths of ignorance for some of Trump’s minions is truly astounding and more.

Former Trump adviser asked to testify at House committee on Russia article from The Guardian. –

A former Trump campaign adviser was asked to testify to the House intelligence committee and provide and documents they possess pertaining to accusations of Russian interference in he 2016 election.

A TURNING POINT FOR TRUMP article from The New Yorker. –

Comey’s firing – Trump’s attempt at obstructing justice – is forcing America into a full presidential reckoning.

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –

Guests walked out on him too.

Donald Trump, Who Routinely Demonized Muslims, Tries To Soften Rhetoric On Islam article from The Huffington Post. –

While hypocritically defending his Muslim Ban at home:

“After repeatedly criticizing Barack Obama’s administration for its unwillingness to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” President Donald Trump followed in the footsteps of his predecessor on Sunday by condemning what he called the “crisis of Islamic extremism” during his first foreign trip in Saudi Arabia.

“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil,” Trump said in the birthplace of Islam, a religion he spoke of harshly before assuming the presidency.

“That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism and the Islamists and Islamic terror of all kinds,” he went on. “And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.”

Trump spoke in Riyadh at the Arab Islamic American Summit, an annual event attended by the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority nations. While he referred to “Islamic terror” once in his remarks, the president spent the majority of the speech urging Arab countries to drive out extremists in their midst whom he called “barbaric criminals.”…”

Donald Trump just had a(nother) terrible week article from CNN. –

Highlighting the past two weeks of abhorrent self-inflicted political wounds suffered by our dimwitted dumb ass leader.

Trump’s FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides article from Reuters. –

Another example of the White House trying to manipulate Trump’s alternate reality with alternative facts.

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’ article from ABC News. –

Our illegitimate, minority-elect Toddler-in-Chief’s dumbed down foreign trip continues to Israel.

Trump’s Israel trip threatened by early missteps article from The Washington Examiner. –

Anticipation builds as the world waits for our Liar-in-Chief to be himself.

“President Trump’s trip to Israel, which seemed like a slam dunk for Trump just weeks ago, has turned into an occasion for anxiety among congressional allies and pro-Israel activists.

A pair of high-profile missteps have marred the preparation for the trip. Trump’s revelation to the Russians of a terrorist threat from ISIS reportedly angered the Israeli intelligence officials who provided the details on the expectation it would be kept in confidence.

Additionally, the White House seems agnostic about whether the Western Wall of the ancient Jewish Temple complex is under Israeli jurisdiction — a tilt towards Palestinian negotiators that troubles supporters of Israel at home and abroad.

Some say these slips are being magnified too much…”

Republicans already giving Trump’s budget a cold shoulder article from WEAU 13 News. –

If the GOP wants to keep its majority in both chambers of Congress they might want to forego Trump’s budget altogether.

California Dem to convention crowd: ‘F–k Donald Trump’ article from The Hill. –

Nation Tracker poll: Core Trump supporters dig in, while other grow nervous article from CBS News. –

On the wavering support for Trump by the minority that voted for him.

National view: The runaway Trump train won’t stop on its own article from The Duluth News Tribune. –

On the growing difficulty in believing anything Trump – as well as his just as incorrigibly inept, profoundly corrupt administration – says due to the repeated dysfunction we’ve witnessed from day one:

“The appalling truth about the Trump administration can be found in something the late Maya Angelou once said to Oprah Winfrey: “My dear, when people show you who they are, why don’t you believe them? Why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are?”

The chaos and dysfunction we have seen since Jan. 20 constitute, I fear, the new normal. Anyone holding out hope for some magical transition from lunacy into sanity will surely be disappointed. President Donald Trump has shown the nation who he is.

There are leading Republicans, people whose integrity I respect, who have been telling me since the inauguration that the administration is on the cusp of settling down and that Trump is starting to appreciate the solemnity of his new role. One such person who is in regular contact with the president told me the administration had “finally hit the reset button” — just days before Trump rashly fired FBI Director James Comey in an act compared to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.” Trump’s honorable well-wishers are in denial.

Other supporters, including most Republican members of Congress, are being dangerously cynical. With majorities in both chambers, they hope to use Trump to enact a far-right agenda of huge tax cuts for the wealthy, massive reductions in government aid for the poor and across-the-board deregulation. To get what they want, they are willing to pretend the emperor is wearing clothes…”

Paul Ryan tries to deflect on leak that implicates him in a Russia cover-up article from The Daily Kos. –

Ryan’s on the defensive trying to deflect attention from his video taped faux pas confirming what he’s delusionally trying to deny.

Trump’s Childhood Friend Says, ‘Donnie Never Could Keep A F**king Secret’ article from Extra News Feed. –

No surprise there…

Trump leaves three words out of his Saudi Arabia speech article from AOL News. –

Trump campaigned on repeatedly spoke of ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ but made no mention of it while celebrating with those that are helping fuel it in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

Congressman Ted Lieu’s Twitter page. –

Where he tweets a cheat sheet for Trump’s ‘1st Overseas Visit’ – and it’s hilarious.

‘Maybe electing a clown to be president wasn’t such a good idea after all…’ and other signs article from The Daily Kos. –

LOL. Definitely worth a look:

“Some signs and how they got there. These particular fences and overpasses are in the San Francisco Bay Area, but equivalent ones can be found just about anywhere. Next time you’re driving, look around at everything you can see, fencing in particular. Those are places you can put signs that’ll be read. The harder they are to reach, the longer they’ll stay up. This knowledge will become more and more important in the days and weeks ahead…”

10 Incredibly Fake Facts Trump Supporters Think Are True article from AlterNet. –

The unlimited depths of ignorance of some of Trump’s minions is truly astounding…

House Dems Smash Fundraising Records Ahead of Midterms article from NBC News. –

Growing backlash from our dimwitted dip shit leader’s anti-American agenda and the miscreants that continue enabling him in Congress.

50 Terrible Ideas That Could Become Law If Trump Is Impeached and Pence Becomes President article from AlterNet. –

On why we need to give more time – as close to next year’s midterms as possible – and more rope to our lackluster leader to hang himself and as many in his administration as possible.

The Real Danger from Trump Is Ignored article from Information Clearing House. –

On the threat that Saudi Arabia, Israel and our War Criminal-in-Chief pose to the rest of the world:

“While the chattering classes spend all their time rehashing Donald Trump’s alleged — there’s a word you don’t much see in the media anymore — coordination with Russians over their alleged — there it is again — hacking of the Democrats’ email, a story with far more ominous implications is being ignored. I refer to Trump’s trip, beginning today, to Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Whatever Trump might have done with the Russians, if he did anything at all, it has none of the potential for death and destruction that his meddling in the Middle East has. He is doing far more than doubling down on what his predecessor, Barack Obama, did. For a guy who promised to concentrate on domestic matters, he’s sure engaging in a lot of empire preservation. But, then, some of us are not surprised. His words were never to be trusted.

The two most destabilizing countries in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia and Israel. Both want to reduce Iran to insignificance, and that starts with getting rid of Iran’s ally, Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. Trump says he wants to concentrate on ISIS and not Assad, but his actions belie his words. Witness his launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase after unproved and seriously challenged assertions that Assad used chemical weapons against Syrians. U.S. forces have also hit pro-Assad forces twice in recent months, including on Thursday.

The “radical Islamic” Saudi antipathy to Assad and its sympathy for the various stripes of bin Ladenites are well-known. So is that fact that Israeli leaders have more than once said they prefer militant Sunni Muslims (like al-Qaeda) to Shiites, that is, Iran. For nearly three years the Saudis have been committing genocide against the people of Yemen — indispensably facilitated by the U.S. government — in the name of fighting al-Qaeda’s adversary, the Houthis, who practice a form of Shia Islam but who are not Iranian proxies. Obama signed on to the Saudis’ war to ease their discomfort over the Iran nuclear deal…”

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