Misadventures of a minority-elect President 116

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:

A majority of people believe Trump fired Comey to protect himself as his approval rating hits a new low, listening to Eric Trump – who aided his father in fraudulently laundering cancer charity money for personal gain – talk about morals and criticizing those that tell the truth about his father is pure entertainment, Trump accomplishments – like everything else in his land of delusion – are phony, the upside-down, inside-out political world of our illegitimate popular vote losing president, more on Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam, Obamacare failing will be bad news for Trump and the GOP, our Loser-in-Chief’s Russia scandal will take center stage tomorrow, Trump’s dystopian up-yours doctrine and much more.

61 percent say Trump fired Comey to protect himself (POLL) article from ABC News. –

Once again a majority disapproves of paying a price for the actions of the minority…

Eric Trump on father’s critics: ‘To me, they’re not even people’ article from Yahoo! News. –

Obviously delusion plays a major role in the Trump family…

Inside Trump’s secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid article from The Guardian. –

More on Trump’s illegal attempts to fast-track deportations.

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business article from Forbes. –

Once a fraud, always a fraud:

“LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of Trumpian tackiness, including Hooters waitresses and cigar spreads, followed by a clubhouse dinner, dates encouraged. The crowd leans toward real estate insiders, family friends and C-list celebrities, such as former baseball slugger Darryl Strawberry and reality housewife (and bankruptcy-fraud felon) Teresa Giudice.

The real star of the day is Eric Trump, the president’s second son and now the co-head of the Trump Organization, who has hosted this event for ten years on behalf of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. He’s done a ton of good: To date, he’s directed more than $11 million there, the vast majority of it via this annual golf event. He has also helped raise another $5 million through events with other organizations.

The best part about all this, according to Eric Trump, is the charity’s efficiency: Because he can get his family’s golf course for free and have most of the other costs donated, virtually all the money contributed will go toward helping kids with cancer. “We get to use our assets 100% free of charge,” Trump tells Forbes.

That’s not the case. In reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it’s clear that the course wasn’t free–that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization. Golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament…”

How Dumb Does Trump Think His Twitter Followers Are? article from The Fiscal Times on Yahoo! News. –

Pretty dumb apparently as his ignorance is spewed all over Twitter…

The Ravings of a Lunatic: Trump’s Tweets Are Now Official Presidential Statements article from AlterNet. –

On how to cement your losing legacy in the political world.

Trump Deals In Saudi Arabia May Ultimately Be Less Than Advertised article from NPR. –

On using superlatives to over inflate the value of the Saudi Arabia deals from his first flatulent foreign follies…

Trevor Noah: Donald Trump’s ‘Accomplishments’ Are Actually Phony article from The Huffington Post. –

On how Trump wants to be president but doesn’t want to do president:

““James Comey week” is here, notes Trevor Noah.

The ousted FBI director is due to publicly testify about investigations on President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia Thursday ? and Noah vowed he won’t let the commander in chief get away with selling America nothingburgers as a distraction.

On Tuesday, “The Daily Show” host pointed out that most of Trump’s recent accomplishments are all just a phony ruse to distract from the Comey testimony, which, according to Noah, has at least one upside.

“Hate him or love him, you’ve got to admit that Donald Trump looks really cute when he signs things at that tiny portable desk,” the comedian quipped…”

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Calls Out Donald Trump: Stop Scapegoating. You Are The Problem. article from The Huffington Post. –

When Fox faux news calls you out telling you you’re the problem, you have a major problem…

The Demolition of American Education article from The New York Review of Books. –

On privatizing education and trying to make everyone as ignorant as our impotent leader.

The upside-down, inside-out political world of Donald Trump article from The Week. –

To understand our dimwitted dumb ass in the White House you only need to watch what he says and does.

Watch Out, It’s U.S. ‘Infrastructure Week’ article from Counter Punch. –

More on Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam:

“It’s “infrastructure week” in the U.S., with the Trump administration rolling out a flurry of events to show they’re on target to advance a campaign promise (while distracting attention from “bad news” like James Comey, etc.). Trump has proposed spending $200 billion over the next ten years on infrastructure, while attracting at least $1 trillion in private sector investment money.

The plan is led by Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn (a former Goldman Sachs executive), who is Director of the powerful National Economic Council – with members Mike Pence, Rex Tillerson, Steven Munchin, Rick Perry, Wilbur Ross, Sonny Perdue, Ben Carson, Elaine Chao and Tom Price.

Trump’s proposed budget puts a heavy emphasis on “market solutions” for infrastructure, with clear government goals of cutting regulatory “red-tape” and facilitating privatization. As The Washington Post put it, there are “two driving themes” of Trump’s initiative: “Government practices are stalling the nation’s progress; and private companies should fund, build and run more of the basic infrastructure of American life.” [1]

Gary Cohn has said that “infrastructure week” will reveal Trump’s desire for some “targeted transformative projects,” including privatizing the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration – the focus of Trump’s Rose Garden speech June 5. [2] In introducing that event, Vice President Mike Pence said, “Welcome to the beginning of a new era for American infrastructure.” [3]…”

Trump approval rating hits new low in Quinnipiac poll article from Politico. –

How low our Ignoramus-in-Chief can go remains to be seen…

How Trump’s Least Enthusiastic Voters Feel About Him Now article from FiveThirtyEight. –

Go figure…most of the morons that supported him are sticking with him.

If Obamacare fails, it’ll be bad news for Trump article from Yahoo! News. –

Trump’s tiny hands in the destruction of Obamacare will not bode well for him or the GOP.

If Trump broke the law, only Congress can decide punishment article from McClatchy News. –

As long as Trump’s brown shirts in Congress continue turning their cheeks and trying to cover up his Russia scandal he’ll never be held accountable:

“WASHINGTON – Evidence is amassing that President Donald Trump used his position to obstruct an FBI investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia.

Whether Congress chooses to act on that evidence is an open question.

Former FBI Director James Comey, fired by Trump last month, will tell Congress on Thursday that the president asked him for his loyalty during a Jan. 27 dinner and then, in a Feb. 14 Oval Office meeting, pressured Comey to abandon the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former National Security Advisor.

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy,” Comey recalls Trump as saying. “I hope you can let this go.”

Legal experts say that if his account is true, Comey’s statement looks a lot like evidence that Trump obstructed justice…”

Here’s What James Comey Will Say About Trump’s Attempt To Interfere With FBI Probe article from The Huffington Post. –

Expect a lot of entertaining political theater tomorrow during Comey’s so-called testimony…

Trump’s use of cancer charity draws awkward scrutiny article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

It seems our Con Artist-in-Chief is just full of fraudulent surprises.

James Clapper Says Watergate ‘Pales’ in Comparison With Trump Russia Scandal article from AlterNet. –

Time will tell if Trump will answer for obstructing justice and firing Comey.

The Trump Doctrine: Up-Yours-Ism! article from Common Dreams. –

America is going to pay a heavy price for our illegitimate, popular vote losing President’s dystopian dipshittery:

“Another week, another disaster, which is the way it goes in America nowadays. Just before Memorial Day, it was President Trump’s unwillingness to reaffirm America’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, which calls for mutual protection among the allies. Last week it was his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, which puts the country in the company of Syria and Nicaragua as the only nonsignatories. The consensus was that the latter decision put ideology above science, and politics above everything. Trump was delivering on a promise he made to his base, and God knows he needs that base because he doesn’t have anyone else. The planet can go to hell.

The Trump Doctrine, if you want to call it that, has nothing to do with a global strategy, and everything to do with cultural resentments, which is why it appeals to the Trumpistas. In flipping his finger at the world, Trump was tapping into two deep and longstanding strains in America: going-it=alone-ism and anti-elitism. The miracle is that no demagogue has come along before Trump to work the same angles and wreak the same havoc. The tragedy is that now one has.

Here is what Trump draws upon: Americans have never much liked the idea of acting in concert, either with their fellow citizens or with citizens of the world. We prefer to go it alone. Indeed, the argument over what constitutes the bonds among Americans was one of the paramount issues at the nation’s creation and never quite went away. Back then, the initial tension was between the idea of a nation bound by customs, laws, language, culture and identification, and the idea of a confederation of states loosely bound by pragmatism.

The Founding Fathers not only debated this vigorously; Americans later fought a civil war over it, in which, as Carl Sandburg once said, the fundamental question was deciding whether the “United States are” or the “United States is.”…”

The Potemkin Policies of Donald Trump article from The Atlantic. –

There is no policy – of any kind – in Trump’s White House…

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