Misadventures of a minority-elect President 125

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:

Our minority-elect Loser-in-Chief’s misadventures begin with a thinly veiled statement about not paying attention to anonymous sources – despite the inept irony of anonymous sources being quoted constantly by corporate media – when it comes to Trump’s obstruction of justice investigation by his ‘Justice’ Department, making corruption a family affair, why Trump’s Cuba policies will fail, more on why our demented delusionist isn’t fit to hold the office he does, Trump admits he’s under investigation – and it’s driving him crazy, leak from inside the White House reveals more insight into our dimwitted dip shit’s impending implosion, why defending Trump’s tenure since being ‘elected’ by a minority based on being clueless, not criminal isn’t going to work, resistance victories against our popular vote losing President are mounting, Trump and his Treasury Department minions want to enable more fraud to destroy everything you’ve worked for, Trump’s lies keep coming and much more.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein set off alarms with a veiled statement about leaks article from AOL News. –

It appears Trump’s Justice Department is trying to deflect criticism of our illegitimate, minority-elect leader, telling us to beware of ‘anonymous’ sources – when all the corporate media quotes nothing but anonymous sources to justify the government’s illegal actions and claims…

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Now Targeting Jared Kushner article from The Independent Journal. –

Corruption is a family affair for our Loser-in-Chief and his family.

Dear President Trump: ‘Obstruction of justice’ doesn’t mean what you think it means article from Think Progress. –

The more Trump tweets, the deeper the hole he digs for himself…

Groveling Before the Mad King: Donald Trump’s Cabinet of Sycophants article from AlterNet. –

On the Nazi-esque cabinet meeting our wannabe dictator recently held:

“On Monday, June 12, the 143rd day of his presidency, Donald Trump convened his first meeting with all his Cabinet members. As they sat in the West Wing of the White House, Trump first complimented himself before asking them to praise his accomplishments as president.

Trump’s Cabinet members dutifully responded, one by one. But White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ groveling was perhaps the most pathetic: “On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing you’ve given us to serve your agenda and the American people. And we’re continuing to work every day to accomplish those goals.”

This is not funny. This is not normal.

Trump is vainglorious, a personality trait that can be compelling for a character in a Shakespearean tragedy or a Greek play, but disastrous when channeled by the leader of a country.

Trump’s actions on Monday are but one more reminder that he is a plutocratic authoritarian with no regard or respect for basic norms of democracy or human decency. He leads a cult of personality whose members will not abandon him; he is backed by a political party that worships power and will abandon American democracy in order to advance its goals…”

A Progressive Electoral Wave Is Sweeping the Country article from The Nation. –

Bernie Sanders – who was totally disenfranchised big time out of being the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee – and his supporters are making Trump voters pay and the media isn’t paying attention.

Trump’s Cuba Policy Will Fail article from The Atlantic. –

Once again Trump listens to friends in low places and rolls back his predecessor’s accomplishments on Cuba.

Special Counsel Mueller is now following the money. Trump should be terrified article from The Week. –

Our national embarrassment of a president has a long history of corruption and fraud as many of his businesses are known to have laundered money.

A Psychiatrist Uses the Army’s Field Manual to Show How Trump Is Mentally Unfit to Be President article from AlterNet. –

Our demented delusionist in the White House is his own worst enemy:

“His Twitter feed alone may tell us all we need to know.

President Donald Trump’s mental fitness for the office of the presidency has been regularly debated among psychiatric professionals, and now one psychiatrist has gone so far as to consult the U.S. Army’s own field manual to show just how unfit Trump is for the job.

In an editorial for the Los Angeles Times, psychiatrist Prudence L. Gourguechon reviews the field manual’s descriptions of what it takes to be an effective leader in the army and finds that Trump seems to be sorely lacking in all of the key traits.

As outlined by Gourguechon, the main traits of successful military leaders are the ability to establish trust, the discipline to control your impulses, the ability to think critically, a capacity for self-awareness and reflection, and the willingness to empathize with other people…”

Newt Gingrich just claimed the president can’t obstruct justice. He helped impeach Bill Clinton for exactly that. article from The Week. –

Speaking of friends in low places… why does anyone give this corrupt moron a mouthpiece?

With Attack on Deputy AG, Trump Legal Team Must Be ‘Going a Little Nuts’ article from Common Dreams. –

Trump finally admitted he’s under investigation and it’s driving him crazy.

Trump is used to breaking the rules with impunity. That will be his undoing. article from The Week. –

Our impotent leader has spent  his life breaking rules and laws with total impunity but he’s about to learn that not even the President is above the law.

When Will Trump Lose His Base? article from Common Dreams. –

It seems some are wising up but many are still extremely ignorant:

“After the Trump White House careened through another terrible week, Washington, DC insiders wonder how long Trump can survive. The answer is: as long as he holds his base. Trump and his voters are locked in a deadly embrace: his base desperately wants to believe he will address their grievances and Trump is willing to lie to keep their support.

In her latest insightful Trump analysis in the New York Review of Books, Elizabeth Drew observed, “Trump is, for all his deep flaws, in some ways a cannier politician than [former President] Nixon; he knows how to lie to his people to keep them behind him… People can have a hard time recognizing that they’ve been conned. And Trump is skilled at flimflam, creating illusions.”

Despite Trump’s “flimflam,” his approval ratings steadily decline. Five-Thirty-Eight finds that 56 percent disapprove of the job trump is doing versus 38 percent that approve. Nonetheless, 82 percent of Republicans approve of Trump.

Elizabeth Drew asks the question that most Trump opponents have been pondering: “When, or will, Trump’s voters realize that he isn’t delivering on his promises, that his health care and tax proposals will help the wealthy at their expense, that he isn’t producing the jobs he claims?”…”

Tracking Trump: more Russia, more Comey, and more ‘witch hunt’ whines article from The Guardian. –

On Trump’s very bad week and his most recent meltdown on Twitter.

Report: Trump ‘yelling at television’ over Russia investigation article from AOL News. –

More leaks from inside the White House reveal more insight into Trump’s decline as the bubble bursts in his land of delusion.

The ‘clueless, not criminal’ Trump defense comes up far short article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Defending our Ignoramus-in-Chief’s actions as stupidity instead of corruption is pointless.

Election Con 2016: New Evidence Demolishes the Myth of Trump’s ‘Blue-Collar’ Populism article from Counter Punch. –

Narcissists and Racists – like those put in the White House by a minority – believe they’re better than the rest of America:

“Since Trump’s election win, mainstream commentators have repeated the claim that his rise to power reflects the growing disillusionment of the working class. For just a few examples of these claims, see The Atlantic: “The Billionaire Candidate and His Blue-Collar Following,” the New York Times: “What Donald Trump Might Do for Working-Class Families,” and the Washington Post: “Rallying Blue-Collar Workers in Cincinnati, Trump Blames Democrats for Obstructing his Agenda.”

The claim that Trump is a supporter of blue-collar workers is accepted by much of the progressive-left as well. As the narrative goes, working class Americans rose up with a vengeance to reject the neoliberal policies of the Democratic Party, in favor of Trump’s promises to “make America Great Again” by returning manufacturing jobs to the U.S. This characterization of Trump voters is at times accompanied by a whitewashing or downplaying of Trump’s right-wing, bigoted, white nationalist policies. After all, if the public is primarily concerned with growing economic insecurity among the masses, then bigoted positions on social issues must play a relatively small role, if any, in motivating Trump voters.

The ‘Trump as a working-class hero’ narrative is to a significant extent a product of wishful thinking among those who are understandably disenchanted with the Democratic Party’s growing elitism, seen in the “New Democratic” politics of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi. It’s not surprising that progressives would conclude that voters responded to Trump’s populist rhetoric, which homed in on working-class Americans who have been harmed by corporate outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. We’ve been told so many times that Trump owes his victory to working-class voters; it’s no wonder that many don’t challenge this claim.

There is some truth to the position that Trump voters were motivated by anger and anxiety over the state of the economy. But a growing body of data now makes it clear that this ‘economic populism from below’ narrative is heavily exaggerated, and that scholars and commentators should be focusing on larger factors driving support for Trump, which include support for racism, xenophobia, white nationalism, right-wing militarism, anti-choice politics, and the elitist class war against the middle class and poor…”

The Truth About Trump’s Golden Boy article from Truthout. –

Jared Kushner is like his father-in-law in a lot of ways – corrupt to the core and profoundly ignorant…

Many GOP officials reportedly worry working for Trump will damage their reps article from AOL News. –

It seems some of Trump’s GOP brown shirts are beginning to feel the repercussions of working with our dimwitted dumb ass President and his administration.

Victories against Rump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow article from The Guardian. –

The majority that didn’t ‘elect’ Trump are making progress and need to keep the pressure up.

What They Want to Hide Tells You Who They Are article from Truthout. –

Trump – and the miscreant he put in charge of the Treasury Department – wants to take your money and give it to the fraudulent financial firms that helped him buy the White House:

“The Treasury Department has released their report on financial regulations they want to scrap. Spoiler alert: the Wall Street sharpies who Trump put in charge of our economy, who made fortunes on both ends of the housing collapse, think pretty much all regulations on banks, including home lenders, should go.

This report was driven by Craig Phillips, who packaged and sold billions in bundled home loans for Morgan Stanley before he moved over to hedge fund giant BlackRock. His boss is former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin, who made his bones by aggressively foreclosing on homeowners at IndyMac after the 2008 financial meltdown.

These guys think we should go a lot easier on the poor, poor megabanks, who’ve suffered enough, and toughen up on the real culprits — middle-class families.

First, they want to make the financial system less safe for consumers by repealing the Volcker rule, so banks can gamble with their depositors’ money. They also want to ease up on the “stress tests” put in place after 2008 to make sure big banks don’t fail and take the whole economy down with them…”

A brief guide to executive privilege, and why it won’t save the Trump administration article from Vox. –

Cabinet officials don’t have Executive privilege – and in this case it won’t work for Trump either.

Former Trump supporters walk away in disgust article from Capitol Hill Blue. –

Trump’s moral turpitude – or lack thereof – coupled with his Russia scandal and his failed presidency is helping him lose supporters.

Kellyanne Conway also has an alternative facts explanation of Trump’s ‘I am being investigated’ tweet article from The Week. –

The deviants in our dimwitted dip shit’s White House are claiming – falsely – that Trump didn’t tweet he’s being investigated…

The Republican Thieves Who Stole Health Care article from Truthout. –

Trump couldn’t eviscerate healthcare were it not for the GOP brown shirt snakes slithering out from under their rocks:

“In their desperation to provide $600 billion in tax cuts to their rich campaign contributors, the Republicans have decided to abandon all the standard rules by which Congress has governed itself. The actions might seem extraordinary, but we know how desperately the richest people in the country need tax cuts, so who can complain if the normal procedures are not being followed?

Unfortunately the debate over the “repeal and replacement” of Obamacare is being confused with a debate over health care. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate don’t give a damn about health care. This is about getting $600 billion in tax cuts for the people who pay for their campaigns and will offer them jobs as high paid lobbyists when they leave office. The fact that the tax cuts are associated with health care for tens of millions of people is just a coincidence.

If anyone thought the Republicans were interested in actually putting together a health care plan that was better than Obamacare, their actions show beyond any doubt this is not the case. After the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the first version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would increase the number of people without insurance by 24 million, the Republican leadership rushed a vote of the revised version before CBO had time to evaluate it.

This is the sort of behavior for which there is not an adequate reservoir of ridicule. How can the Republicans think that they will have a better bill if they don’t have input from CBO? Just to be clear, CBO has gotten many things wrong. There are reasons that people can reasonably object to a CBO assessment, as I have occasionally done…”

Opinion: Donald Trump – the Affirmative Action President and His Enablers article from Roll Call. –

On how there are different rules – or no rules – for different people regarding the national embarrassment we call our president.

Trump Reportedly Hates Being President, but ‘Doesn’t Want to Go Down in History’ for Resigning article from AlterNet. –

Resigning might be a better option than impeachment..

Trump’s Approval Rating Drops Again Following Brag On Twitter article from The International Business Times on Yahoo! News. –

Once again our moronic leader shoots himself in the foot.

Remember when Trump vowed, ‘We’re not going into Syria’? article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

As his history has shown us since our illegitimate, popular vote losing President took office, he lied:

“In April, shortly after ordering a missile strike against a Syrian airbase controlled by the Assad regime, Donald Trump said in an interview that “we’re not going into Syria.” Even at the time, it was a strange thing for a sitting president to say.

After all, not only had he just launched a new military offensive against Bashar al Assad’s government – putting the United States on more than one side in Syria’s civil war – but there’s also the fact that American troops are already serving in Syria.

The assertion that “we’re not going into Syria” appears even more bizarre now in light of the developments from the last few days, as reported by the Washington Post:

On Sunday, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian warplane for the first time in the conflict. By Monday, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, Russia, had suspended a pact used to prevent crashes with the U.S.-led coalition in the skies over Syria and was threatening to target American jets. […]

On Monday, Russia condemned that strike as a “flagrant violation of international law” and said its forces will treat U.S.-led coalition aircraft and drones as targets if they are operating in Syrian airspace west of the Euphrates River while Russian aviation is on combat missions…”

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