Misadventures of a minority-elect President 127

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 popular vote losing President’s misadventures begin today with questions of an actual investigation into his malfeasance despite mounting evidence that he obstructed justice, trying to take out Syria’s President Assad while backing ISIS belies our War Criminal-in-Chief’s claims of fighting terror, why our Loser-in-Chief’s profound ignorance and corruption are so dangerous, the lies keep coming from our Ignoramus-in-Chief, Fox faux news still acting as our Liar-in-Chief’s Ministry of Propaganda, poor people are only good for one thing – their votes – to Trump who, it turns out, can’t handle not having a mandate and losing all legitimacy, growing dangers of Trump’s Syrian War Crimes, how to fight back against the fraudulent atrocity called Trumpcare and a lot more.

Is Trump Under Federal Investigation – or Not? article from AlterNet. –

Despite mounting evidence that our minority-elect president obstructed justice, indications of an actual investigation remain scarce.

The US Seems Keener To Strike At Assad Than It Does To Destroy Isis article from Information Clearing House. –

Our Loser-in-Chief’s growing list of Syrian War Crimes is compounded by his phony claims of fighting ISIS while killing scores of innocent civilians and Syrian Military personnel…

What’s More Frightening Than an Evil World Leader? A Stupid One article from AlterNet. –

Having a profoundly ignorant and corrupt president can be extremely dangerous.

The anti-innovation presidency article from Politico. –

Having no policies and no mandate is causing issues for our impotent leader:

““Innovation” is one of those Washington priorities, like “security” or “the children,” that politicians in both parties tend to describe as investments rather than spending. Even as budget wars have raged on Capitol Hill, there’s been a fairly broad consensus that funding research and development is vital to American competitiveness. The Beltway seems to churn out an inexhaustible supply of bipartisan reports proclaiming that bigger government investments in science and technology today will pay economic dividends for taxpayers down the road.

This week has been “tech week” at the White House, and President Trump has jumped onto the rhetorical bandwagon, hailing the glories of innovation. “My administration is embracing a new spirit of innovation that will make life better for all Americans,” he told a group of technology leaders gathered in the Oval Office on Monday; he doubled down Thursday, promising another group of new-economy executives that his government would “help unleash technological breakthroughs that will transform our lives.”

But Trump’s 2018 budget goes the opposite direction: It proposes the deepest cuts in innovation investments that any administration has ever proposed.

Not only does the Trump budget slash climate science and clean energy research beloved by Trump’s critics, it whacks advanced manufacturing programs and fossil energy research catering to Trump’s supporters, as well as basic science and medical research beloved by almost everyone. It’s a powerful rejection of the innovation-industrial complex, and even though Congress is likely to ignore most of it, a similarly powerful reflection of Trump’s political war on Washington elites…”

Trump brags about lying on Twitter to influence Comey’s sworn testimony article from Think Progress. –

Our gift that keeps on giving says he purposely lied to the public about ‘tapes’ to influence Comey’s sworn testimony…

Seth Meyers Catches Trump in One of His Most Brazen and Egregious Lies to Date article from AlterNet. –

Despite the brazen lies at his Iowa campaign rally, our Liar-in-Chief has not signed one piece of legislation he promised.

Trump’s Carrier boasts become an unexpected political headache article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

On Trump’s lies about saving jobs…

Trump’s Iowa speech was extremely entertaining. It was also an admission of failure article from The Week. –

Lying while bragging about your ineptitude can be extremely entertaining:

“President Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was fantastic, in the way that an Eddie Money concert at a county fair in Kentucky is fantastic.

I don’t just mean that it was a great excuse for drinking beer, though it was. There were no lame surprise attempts to play the bad new stuff: He stuck to the greatest hits, and the crowd loved it. Like somebody’s mustached uncle reliving his misspent youth while raising a lighter to “Take Me Home Tonight,” I had almost forgotten how much I loved listening to Trump’s extemporized dithyrambs to “toughness” and “beautiful coal” and rooting against my own team when he berates the press.

I’m not sure I could be persuaded to venture a guess as to how many copies of Can’t Hold Back Evan McMullin owns on vinyl. But I’m positive that the former CIA operative and House staffer and erstwhile standard bearer of Real Conservative Principles must have loved the speech too, albeit for very different reasons. If the fever dreams of Beltway consultants had come true, and McMuffin had somehow been elected by the House of Representatives late last year, he might be going around the country as I write this giving boring versions of the same speech.

Put aside the hallmarks of Trump’s delivery style (I almost fell out of my chair when he called Terry Branstad “a legend”) and focus on the content. There was almost nothing in his remarks to suggest that he is not a conservative in the mold of Mitt Romney, just as there is nothing Trump has done in the first six months of his presidency that is unacceptable to ordinary yellow-tie-wearing, evangelical suburban GOP voters. They might wince at the style, but they did that with George W. Bush too…”

Trump ends his tapes tease, with another tweet, but the damage is done – to him article from The Los Angeles Times. –

On our dimwitted dip shit’s penchant for showmanship, verbal combat and distractions and how it is going to end his popular vote losing presidency early…

39 Corporate Executives Were Asked to Describe President Trump’s Management Style, and Their Answers Were Pretty Brutal article from TIME Money. –

Of the 39 asked, only 4 had positive responses…

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act article from NPR. –

Keeping – or trying to keep – everything you say and do shrouded in secrecy isn’t boding well for our lackluster leader.

Fox & Friends Interview With President Trump Was Basically ‘State Run’ Television article from Mediaite. –

Hardly surprising that Fox faux news is acting like Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda:

“Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt visited the White House yesterday to interview President Trump for a segment that aired this morning. It’s been a long six weeks since the president sat down with the media, so it’s noteworthy that his first interview since his tet-a-tet with NBC News’ Lester Holt was with a much friendlier Fox & Friends.

Friendlier, it turned out, was an understatement. What viewers saw this morning was less an interview and more of a presidential batting practice of lobbed softballs from Ms. Earhardt.

Regarding the recent loss in GA06 and Nancy Pelosi‘s future, Earhardt asked “Are (the Democrats) in denial?”

After Trump called Democrats “obstructionists,” she concurred, adding “Wouldn’t that be refreshing if we could all come together…?”

After Trump claimed that he never changed his story regarding the Comey tapes, the Fox & Friends host added “So it was a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings?”

And so it went…”

The times President Trump publicly insulted poor people article from The New York Daily News. –

The only thing Trump wants from poor people is their votes – other than that they are completely useless to him.

Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records article from The Huffington Post. –

One thing for which Trump is definitely not above suspicion is purposely destroying public records that incriminate him.

If Donald Trump can’t handle media scrutiny he should get another job article The Independent on Yahoo! News. –

The truth is devastating in our national embarrassment’s land of delusion.

What Happens When a Presidency Loses Its Legitimacy? article from The Atlantic. –

The same thing that happens when an illegitimate presidency doesn’t have a mandate: Let them know it and pay attention:

“Mounting evidence that Trump’s election was aided by Russian interference presents a challenge to the American system of government—with lasting consequences for democracy.

Day by day, revelation after revelation, the legitimacy of the Trump presidency is seeping away. The question of what to do about this loss is becoming ever more urgent and frightening.

The already thick cloud of discredit over the Trump presidency thickened deeper Friday, June 23. The Washington Post reported that the CIA told President Obama last year that Vladimir Putin had personally and specifically instructed his intelligence agencies to intervene in the U.S. presidential election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump.

Whether the Trump campaign knowingly coordinated its activities with the Russians remains uncertain. The Trump campaign may have been a wholly passive and unwitting beneficiary. Yes, it’s curious that the Russians allegedly directed their resources to the Rust Belt states also targeted by the Trump campaign. But it’s conceivable they were all just reading the same polls on FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics…”

Donald Trump Offers Nearly Incomprehensible Explanation For James Comey Tapes Claims article from The Huffington Post. –

More on America’s worst-ever President’s propaganda parade courtesy of Fox faux news.

Trump’s Escalations of War in Syria – Sleepwalking into a Global Confrontation article from Common Dreams. –

More on our wannabe dictator’s Syrian War Crimes.

We have the secret TrumpCare bill. Here’s how we kill it. article from The Daily Kos. –

About fighting back against the fraudulent atrocity called Trumpcare.

5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking: Week 3 article from Politico. –

Our dimwitted dip shit’s malfeasance and chicanery are endless:

“The White House declared it “Tech Week,” inviting a group of CEO’s to repair the administration’s somewhat rocky relationship to the innovation industries. But for all intents and purposes, this turned out to be Healthcare Week in Washington.

The Senate GOP’s healthcare bill dropped with a bang on Thursday, drafted so secretly that even key Republican lawmakers didn’t know what was in it. The bill so dominated the Washington news that even Trump’s walk back of his Comey-tape threat got only a short ride in the spotlight.

Whether Congress really gets a health care bill done is anyone’s guess; for now, it’s a massive rethink of Medicaid and some significant changes to Obamacare. But away from Capitol Hill, the White House really is still getting stuff done, quietly continuing its broad rollback of Obama-era policies. As part of our weekly roundup of what’s really changing across the government, here are five big policy changes from the last week:

1. The Labor Department loosens a rule on beryllium exposure
You haven’t heard of it since chemistry class, but beryllium is a chemical toxic to lung tissue. The Department of Labor took years to finalize a rule protecting workers from exposure, and didn’t issue the final version until the tail end of Obama’s presidency—January 9, to be exact. It was always at risk of removal by the Republican Congress, which could have repealed it with just a majority vote, but it survived until now….”

NYT lists ‘Trump’s Lies’ article from The Hill. –

The list keeps growing…

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