Misadventures of a minority-elect President 108

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 Russia troubles are just beginning, the willful ignorance of our our deviant Liar-in-Chief in the White House is making America look foolish, defending his corrupt son-in-law with anonymously made claims from FOX faux news – after blasting anonymous sources as ‘fake news,’ Trump approval falling, our illegitimate, minority-elect president lies about draining the swamp, why it’s impossible to take anything our national embarrassment does or says seriously, antics coming out of our impotent leader’s dysfunctional White House are turning people away from political TV dramas and a lot more.

Trump’s Russia troubles are just beginning, Watergate historian predicts article from The Week. –

Trump’s Russia scandal – now involving his son-in-law/senior adviser – is just beginning and it’s going to get a lot worse.

5 Reasons Anonymous White House Official Say They Can’t Stand Jared Kushner article from AlterNet. –

Like his fraudulent father-in-law, Kushner whines too much and never takes accountability for his duplictious actions.

Opinion: Trump – A President Without a True Party on Capitol Hill article from Roll Call. –

Our dimwitted, dumb ass president is bringing the GOP and himself down – and his twitter tantrums aren’t doing either one any favors.

Robert Reich: Making America Meaner – We Have a Deviant in the White House article from AlterNet. –

Emboldened by our moronic Liar-in-Chief’s delusions, the GOP is showing its true colors – and it will pay a price for its deviancy:

“GOP is becoming increasingly brazen in showing its dark side.

Last Wednesday, on the eve of his election to the House of Representatives, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte beat up Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the “Guardian” newspaper.

What prompted the violence? Jacobs had asked Gianforte for his reaction to the Congressional Budget Office’s report showing that the House Republican substitute for the Affordable Care Act would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance.

Then, in the words of a Fox News team who witnessed the brutal attack: “Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. … Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, ‘I’m sick and tired of this!’ Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken…. To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff’s deputies.”…”

Sources: Russians discussed potentially ‘derogatory’ information about Trump and associates during campaign article from CNN. –

More on Russia having information on our dimwitted dumb ass’s deviance and malfeasance during the 2016 presidential primaries.

Six things to watch as Trump faces his new reality article from Politico. –

Now that our national embarrassment is home he can continue his Twitter tantrums to parse his fake news while he implodes in real time…

Trump’s White House communications director resigns article from The Hill. –

Because it’s hard trying to spread propaganda as real news for our moronic Liar-in-Chief.

Donald Trump Deals Away America’s Prestige, and His Own Position article from The Daily Beast. –

Being such an impotent fraud who will sell his corrupt soul for personal profit is proving costly to Trump:

“In terms of both domestic politics and international affairs, our president is painting himself into a terribly tight corner.

So this week, he warns us, the president is going to announce his decision on whether the United States will remain a party to the Paris climate accord. I guess the delay is meant to dupe us into believing that he’s been studying the substance of the issue.

I think we all expect that he’ll pull the United States out of the agreement, signed by 195 nations (and unsigned by just Nicaragua and Syria, if you want an idea of the company Donald Trump would be putting us in). Indeed Axios reported Monday that Trump has already told several associates that he’s giving it the heave-ho. The thin reed of hope here is that a slew of major U.S. corporations—including the CEO of Exxon!—have told him to stay in Paris.

So maybe there’s the slimmest of chances that he might pleasantly surprise us. But come on. He knows he’d have a mutiny on his hands if he doesn’t reject the accord. The three key elements of the Republican Party these days are the hardest-right members of Congress (look, for example, at how the House Republicans rewrote the health bill to placate the Freedom Caucus); Rush Limbaugh and the other media propagandists, and the rabid pro-Trump base. Each of these overlapping groups would be enraged if Trump stuck with Paris…”

Trump defends Jared Kushner by promoting anonymously sourced FOX News story days after blasting anonymous sources as ‘made up’ article from AOL News. –

Because quoting anonymous sources from a faux news organization makes you innocent…

Trump’s personal lawyer is now a person of interest in the Russia probe article from The Week. –

Nothing like spreading your herpes virus to everyone in your inner circle…

Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Even Plunging in Right-Leaning Poll Reports article from Newsweek on Yahoo! News. –

Every where you look – even FOX faux news – Trump’s approval ratings are dropping.

How’s that swamp draining going? article from The Week. –

About as well as the rest of our illegitimate, minority-elect president’s tenure:

“A Monmouth University poll released last week had some dispiriting news for President Trump: Only 24 percent of Americans said he had made progress “draining the swamp,” as he promised so many times on the campaign trail.

How could such a thing be? Don’t people understand that our nation’s capital is now bathed in the cleansing light of Trump’s integrity, renewed for a generation by the upstanding example of the president, his family, and his advisers? No?

It’s curious, but we may be able to solve the mystery. Maybe it’s the fact that Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns. Or maybe it’s the story about the family of Jared Kushner — who, among other things, is a cruel slumlord — seeking Chinese investors for their real estate projects by dangling promises of “investor visas” to those who pony up. Or maybe it’s just the fact that Trump has stocked his administration with family members, business cronies, and Wall Street plutocrats.

Or it might be the conflict Trump had in with the Office of Government Ethics. A week after he came into office, Trump signed an executive order that forbade executive branch officials from working on issues they had lobbied on prior to joining the administration. That sounded good, but in practice, the administration has hired dozens of lobbyists to make the policies that will affect the bottom line of their old clients; they’ve just granted waivers from the executive order wherever they please (President Obama had a similar policy, but he granted only a small number of such waivers). When the OGE asked the White House for a list of who has been given these waivers, the White House sent them a letter essentially saying that the OGE could shove it where the sun don’t shine, and that it’s nobody’s business. “I have never seen anything like it,” said Walter Shaub, the head of the OGE. Only after a spate of critical news coverage did the administration finally back down and agree to provide the information…”

Trump World’s defense of Jared Kushner is literally unbelievable article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

More on the miscreants in the Trump Cabal who are foolishly willing to tarnish their credibility and reputation for their delusional leader.

Let’s go through Donald Trump’s Tuesday morning tweets! article from Salon. –

You can always depend on the delusional dipshittery from Trump’s twitter tantrums to brighten up your day…

Pence to make campaign push amid GOP concerns over Trump article from Politico. –

Pence – who is just as corrupt and delusional as Trump – appears to be preparing for Trump’s downfall.

Trump’s tantrum over leaks comes with a surprise ending article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

On why it’s becoming virtually impossible to take Trump at face value:

“During his trip abroad, the volume of Donald Trump’s tweets slowed down considerably – he was almost certainly watching a lot less television – and some wondered whether the president might be turning over a new leaf, adopting a more disciplined communications posture.

Indeed, some of this may have been involuntary. The Wall Street Journal reported that “a team of lawyers” may soon review the president’s social-media missives as Trump World grapples with the Russia scandal.

But we were quickly reminded that Trump is not easily changed. Over the weekend, in a series of tweets, the president renewed his interest in leaks emanating from his administration:

“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media. Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names, it is very possible that those sources don’t exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!”…”

Jared Kushner reportedly described as ‘aloof,’ resistant to handling ‘messy’ parts of his role article from AOL News. –

Just like his father-in-law, Kushner’s political future is in jeopardy.

Trump’s family takes new steps to blur ethical boundaries article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Corruption seems to play a major role in the Trump family.

From ‘Scandal’ To ‘House Of Cards,’ Political Dramas Are Suffering In The Trump Era article from The Huffington Post. –

People are getting sick and tired of all the antics coming out of our impotent leader’s dysfunctional White House…

If Trump’s trip was a ‘home run,’ I’d hate to see a strike out article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

It’s well known that delusion plays a major role in Trump’s alternate reality:

“Donald Trump and his team were delighted with his first overseas trip as president, with White House aides telling reporters they considered it “the most successful stretch” of Trump’s tenure thus far. The Republican himself boasted on Saturday that he believes he “hit a home run.”

A senior administration official “implored” reporters on Air Force One to “tell the story back home about what an unprecedentedly and historically successful trip this was by an incredible leader and an amazing man.”

Putting aside the Pyongyang-like tone of that creepy Trump World quote, the gushing boasts masked an uncomfortable truth: the president failed rather spectacularly in his first audition on the international stage. Consider, for example, Angela Merkel’s impression, as reported by the Washington Post.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”

It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healed them after the U.S. president sparred with the leaders of Washington’s closest and oldest allies on trade, defense and climate change…”

These Rural Trump Voters Are Stunned by the President’s Devastating Budget Cuts article from AlterNet. –

Some people just don’t get it…

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