Misadventures of a minority-elect President 120

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 foolishly banking on his dwindling support base to weather his Russian scandal storm, our Loser-in-Chief postpones his trip to Britain due to his growing unpopularity, Donnie Jr. appears to confirm that his father obstructed justice when asking Comey to shut down his Russia investigation, on the damage that can be done by our ignorant buffoon of a president, how the right-wing media spins lies for our impotent leader – whose delusional beliefs include him being above the law, a reminder of why Trump testifying under oath is pointless and will not stop his lies, Trump’s twitter tantrums and propaganda-filled rant charades are destroying his presidency and more.

Trump rebuffs bipartisanship, banks on base to tame turmoil article from Yahoo! News. –

Betting on a dwindling base to help get you through your scandals isn’t going to work too well for our illegitimate, popular votes losing president.

Trump’s Defense of Taking Foreign Money is Historically Illiterate article from Politico. –

The claims from Trump’s ‘Justice’ Department lawyers of our fraudulent national embarrassment being able to take money from foreign governments are all wrong.

Dem rep on Trump: ‘I know a con artist when I see one’ article from The Hill. –

More on the lies being told by our impotent president in defending his decision to talk to Comey about Flynn and the Russia scandal.

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold article from The Guardian. –

Seems our Loser-in-Chief is starting to realize how unpopular he really is:

“Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming.

The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.

The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.

The conversation in part explains why there has been little public discussion about a visit.

May invited Trump to Britain seven days after his inauguration when she became the first foreign leader to visit him in the White House. She told a joint press conference she had extended an invitation from the Queen to Trump and his wife Melania to make a state visit later in the year and was “delighted that the president has accepted that invitation”….”

Donald Trump Jr. appears to corroborate Comey’s version of the Oval Office meeting with Trump article from AOL News. –

Profound ignorance runs deep in the Trump family: Donnie Jr. confirms that his father suggested Comey shut down his Russia investigation – which is tantamount to obstruction of justice…

Trump vs. Comey: Lawmakers turn up heat on president about contradictory claims article from Yahoo! News. –

On the lies Trump continues spewing and how they’re going to come back to haunt him.

GOP struggles with Trump’s Russia woes article from Politico. –

Trump’s Russia woes are going to keep growing and the GOP can’t handle it.

Presiding over ‘reality’ TV instead of a country is proving problematic for the GOP. –

Basing a fraudulent job creation agenda on the apprentice reveals new depths of Trump’s idiocy.

About the TIME Magazine ‘Liar in Chief’ Cover That’s All Over Twitter… article from MediaIte. –

On the ‘Liar-in-Chief’ meme floating around the twitterverse:

“Contrary to what you might have seen on Twitter, it is highly unlikely that TIME Magazine went ahead and called President Trump the “Liar-in-Chief.”

If you’ve been perusing the interwebs this Sunday, then you might have noticed this image being circulated around.

It would seem that the cover references the ongoing investigations about Trump potential connections to Russia, as well as the testimony from James Comey about the president’s tendency to spread lies.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, lets have a little chat about this picture, shall we?…”

Republicans worry Trump too vocal article from The Hill. –

Never shutting your mouth or stopping to think before you speak / Tweet can be problematic.

Yes, Donald Trump is an incompetent buffoon – but he’s still a major threat to democracy article from Salon. –

A lot of damage can be done by a profoundly ignorant, corrupt president.

How right-wing media are spinning Comey’s statements on Trump interfering article from Media Matters. –

Comey testifies and Trump’s minions in the right-wing media lie.

The Justice Department’s Nixonian defense of Trump article from Think Progress. –

On how Trump – in Nixonian fashion – is under the delusion that the President is above the law:

“Remember “when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.”

Two days after Donald Trump took office, an all-star team of lawyers and legal scholars filed a lawsuit claiming that the Trump Organization’s business dealings with both the U.S. and foreign government’s violates the Constitution’s bans on “Emoluments.” On Friday, the Justice Department filed a motion seeking to dismiss this lawsuit, and that motion includes an unusually Nixonian argument.

The plaintiffs in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Trump, DOJ claims, “seek an unconstitutional remedy: an injunction against the President is his official capacity.”

This argument isn’t quite the same thing as “when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.,” but it’s pretty close. Instead of echoing President Nixon’s infamous suggestion that the law bends to the president’s will, DOJ makes the more nuanced argument that, even if Trump is violating the Constitution, the courts are largely powerless to do anything about it…”

Trump Believes in a World Order Based on Brute Force – and Much of Europe Is Surprisingly Willing to Go Along with It article from from AlterNet. –

The world will be a much darker place if our dimwitted dumb ass wannabe dictator has his way.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Abandon all hope article from The Daily Kos. –

Just a few of the many illicit actions of our Liar-in-Chief during Week 20 of his disastrous tenure.

DONALD TRUMP’S HISTORY OF LYING UNDER OATH article from Newsweek (2016). –

An oldie but goody to remind us of why Trump ‘testifying under oath’ means he will do nothing but lie.

How to Hate Each Other Peacefully in a Democracy article from The Atlantic. –

On the importance of trying to get along with everyone you can in the demented Trump era:

“Designing” better political systems can only take you so far. At some point, parties and politicians must work in good faith.

It is difficult to imagine it now, but continental Europe struggled with foundational divides—with periodic warnings of civil war—as recently as the 1950s. Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands were divided into ideologically opposed subcultures, sometimes called “spiritual families” or “pillars.” These countries became models of “consensual democracy,” where the subcultures agreed to share power through creative political arrangements.

If we have learned anything, though, it is that lessons learned in Europe are not easily applied to the Middle East. Consensual democracy works best when there are multiple centers of power in society, none of which is strong enough to dominate on its own. While this more or less holds true in Lebanon, and even then precariously, it is not applicable in much of the region. In countries like Egypt, Turkey, and to a lesser extent Tunisia, the perception that Islamists are too strong and secularists too weak makes polarization significantly worse than it might otherwise be.

In continental Europe, the lines were also drawn more clearly. In Belgium, for instance, there were distinct groups of Flemish and Walloon that could be plainly identified. Egypt, Turkey, and Tunisia, however, relatively homogenous. More homogeneity is almost always viewed as a positive factor in forging national identity, but it can also have its drawbacks. Islamists and non-Islamists are different, but not different enough. They live in the same cities, go to the same schools, visit each other on holidays, and sit together at family dinners. This can make it better. It can also make it worse…”

Graham: Trump May Be First President To ‘Go Down’ Because He Kept Tweeting’ article from Talking Points Memo. –

On the dangers  of Trump’s twitter tantrums and propaganda-filled rant charades destroying his presidency.

Republicans are choosing their party over the country in denying Trump’s abuse of power article from Business Insider. –

Trump’s brown shirts are sticking by their idiotic boy-man and are intent on going down with the ship…

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