Misadventures of a minority-elect President 157

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 minority-elect misadventures begin today with waiting to see if he will try and destroy Obamacare since many of his own supporters would be hurt the most if he does, our lame duck Loser-in-Chief’s weeks are about to get worse as his Russia scandal investigation unearths other potential financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 election, the majority of people see the incompetence and corruption of our reality TV president, resistance to Trump is growing – and working, Trump plans 17-day golf vacation after whining about his predecessor’s 10-day golf vacation, Trump is bragging about the stock market now but won’t be soon, the White House is quickly becoming a crime scene as Trump proves costly to the GOP, support for our moronic Liar-in-Chief is dwindling despite his lies about it being stronger than ever and much more.

If Trump knifes Obamacare, he’ll hurt his own supporters the most article from Yahoo! News. –

Many of Trump’s supporters hate Obamacare – despite being covered by it – because of ignorantly not knowing they’ll suffer the most if anything happens to it…

Mueller Plunges Across Trump’s Red Line article from The Atlantic. –

Our lame duck Loser-in-Chief’s weeks are about to get a lot worse as the investigation into his Russia collusion is leading to financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 election,

Officials start to ignore the Incredible Shrinking President article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

As a sitting mentally unbalanced lame duck president, our national embarrassment is losing friends in high places.

Did Trump Really End the CIA’s Secret War in Syria? article from CounterPunch. –

No. Trump’s Syrian War Crimes are still continuing despite the lie that he ordered them to stop funding and training terrorists:

“Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad,” read a July 19 New York Times headline. Citing The Washington Post as its source, the article noted that the official termination of the “secret” U.S. program “was never publicly announced, just as the beginnings of the program four years ago were officially a secret, authorized by President Barack Obama through a ‘finding’ that permitted the C.I.A. to conduct a deniable program.”

“Mr. Trump’s decisions,” said The Times, “amounted to an acknowledgment that no escalation of the program, which began in 2013 in concert with the C.I.A.’s counterparts in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan, was likely to yield a different result.”

The CIA and its “counterparts” were intervening in Syria even before 2013, if not congruent with the brief Arab Spring mobilizations of 2011, when poor peasants, democratically minded youth, and others protested against the Bashar Assad government’s neo-liberal and repressive policies. The New York Times revealed on June 21, 2012, that the CIA had been ferrying arms, recruiting, and training anti-Assad groups based in Turkey.

The U.S. was simultaneously the major power behind the Syrian National Council (SNC), which it established to be the new Syrian “government in waiting.” The SNC consisted of an exile-based 270-member leadership core that was overseen by the U.S. State Department and funded by most of the Gulf State monarchies. Within a year the SNC exploded as it became clear that it was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, whose on-the-ground forces in Syria regularly collaborated with the al-Qaeda offshoot, the Nusra Front, and related jihadist groups…”

Three Trump Speeches and the Death of a Nation article from Common Dreams. –

Turning the presidency into a reality TV show while your actions and words are destroying the country that ‘elected’ you isn’t working out well for Trump.

For the third time, a court uses Trump’s own words against him article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Not thinking before he speaks is proving problematic for America’s worst-ever president.

Resistance Against Trump Is Just a Text Message Away – and Organizing Leaders Say It’s Working article from AlterNet. –

The resistance to our popular vote losing president is growing – and working…

A psychological analysis of Trump supporters has uncovered 5 key traits about them article from The Raw Story. –

It’s sad how ignorant a third of this country truly is:

“The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any accurate and sufficient answer to that question must not only focus on Trump himself, but also on his uniquely loyal supporters. Given their extreme devotion and unwavering admiration for their highly unpredictable and often inflammatory leader, some have turned to the field of psychology for scientific explanations based on precise quantitative data and established theoretical frameworks.

Although analyses and studies by psychologists and neuroscientists have provided many thought-provoking explanations for his enduring support, the accounts of different experts often vary greatly, sometimes overlapping and other times conflicting. However insightful these critiques may be, it is apparent that more research and examination is needed to hone in on the exact psychological and social factors underlying this peculiar human behavior.

In a recent review paper published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Psychologist and UC Santa Cruz professor Thomas Pettigrew argues that five major psychological phenomena can help explain this exceptional political event.

1. Authoritarian Personality Syndrome

Authoritarianism refers to the advocacy or enforcement of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom, and is commonly associated with a lack of concern for the opinions or needs of others. Authoritarian personality syndrome—a well-studied and globally-prevalent condition—is a state of mind that is characterized by belief in total and complete obedience to one’s authority. Those with the syndrome often display aggression toward outgroup members, submissiveness to authority, resistance to new experiences, and a rigid hierarchical view of society. The syndrome is often triggered by fear, making it easy for leaders who exaggerate threat or fear monger to gain their allegiance…”

Somebody in the White House Thought We Needed to Know This Stuff. Remember That. article from Esquire. –

Our demented delinquent’s White House has a serious problem with leaked information, and there is a reason for that…

AS the Russia scandal intensifies, Trump moves the goalposts article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

As Trump’s guilt becomes glaringly evident and his desperation grows, so too does his stupidity…

Laziest President in American History Departs for 17-Day Golf Resort Vacation article from GQ. –

In which America’s lame duck Liar-in-Chief who complained about his predecessor’s 10-day golf vacation is taking a 17-day golf vacation in New Jersey…

Jeff Sessions Floats Media Subpoenas As Part Of Crackdown On Leaks article from The Huffington Post. –

Shooting the messenger for the most corrupt administration in history’s malfeasance:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday that the Department of Justice plans to crack down on leaks coming from the department and intelligence community.

“I have this message for our friends in the intelligence community. The Department of Justice is open for business and I have, this morning, this warning: Don’t do it,” Sessions said. “For the past several months we have made changes and are seriously ramping up our efforts.”

Sessions also said the department is reviewing its policy on media subpoenas.

“We respect the important role the press plays and will give them respect, but they cannot place lives at risk with impunity,” he said. “We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the armed forces and all law-abiding Americans.”…”

Trump’s Base of Support Is Collapsing article from The Nation. –

Opposition to the popular vote losing profoundly corrupt psychopath we have in the White House has become a large majority.

White voters are fleeing Trump article from Newsweek on The Raw Story. –

Not all, but the smarter ones are growing weary of our dimwitted dip shit after 6 months in office.


Taking credit for an over-inflated stock market – due in part to his predecessor and the Federal Reserve – will come back to haunt Trump when it comes crashing down.

Trump’s Buffoonish Presidential Act article from Consortium News. –

Playing a reality TV president because you’re incapable of being a real president:

“Donald Trump is not a president but he plays one on TV. And a terrible one at that.

Watching him last week during what were, arguably, the worst of many horrible days of this presidency, was to see pure, rampaging id. Aggressive, needy, without logic or reason, Trump continues to rule with ignorance and incoherence, seemingly oblivious to the havoc he causes or maybe just thoroughly enjoying it. Whether his new chief of staff John Kelly, a career Marine officer, can bring order and discipline — drop and give me 20, Trump — remains to be seen.

“Trump now has a chance at governing, but it may be only a slim chance,” Chris Whipple, author of a book about White House chiefs of staff, said in an interview with The New York Times:

“The fundamental problem is that Donald Trump is an outsider president who has shown he has no idea how to govern — who, more than any of his predecessors, desperately needs to empower a chief of staff as first among equals to execute his agenda and tell him hard truths…”

White House as crime scene: how Robert Mueller is closing in on Trump article from The Guardian. –

Having a fraudulent con artist in the White House isn’t working well for the rest of us and Trump’s misery is about to grow exponentially.

Federal employees step up defiance of Trump article from The Hill. –

Employees are defying the miscreants Trump appointed to top positions in his administration.

How Trump Could Plug the Leaks article from Roll Call. –

If Trump started acting presidential and instilling confidence in the public instead of acting like an impotent moron, the leaks might slow down or stop.

Even Republicans think they’re losing under Trump article from The Raw Story. –

Trump’s utter corruption and incompetence is proving costly to the GOP:

“Donald Trump once vowed that the country would win so much under his presidency that they would be tired of winning. Yet, more than six months into his time in the White House, even his own party thinks they’re losing.

More Republicans (46 percent) believe they are losing than winning (42 percent), according to a poll from the Pew Research Center published Friday based on a survey conducted between June 8 and June 18.

The percentage of Republicans who think their party is winning has increased markedly from the last such survey conducted in September 2015. Back then, when Trump’s candidacy was still in its infancy and his chances of becoming president viewed by many as slim to non-existent, more Republicans believed they were losing than winning by a margin of 79 percent to 15 percent.

But the landscape of the GOP has changed drastically since then. In last November’s election, a scenario played out that was perhaps beyond even the most ardent Republican supporter’s wildest dreams as the party gained control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives…”

The Russia investigation will probably not end well article from The Week. –

With what we know so far and all the obstruction Trump is doing to stop his ‘witch hunt,’ it’s obvious that things probably won’t end well for our Colluder-in-Chief.

Trump’s Malignant Pattern: He Woos People, Rips them Off and then Abandons Them – and He Won’t Stop article from AlterNet. –

On Trump’s manipulation and disrespect for those he demands loyalty – of which he has none – from.

Trump: My Base Is ‘Far Bigger And Stronger Than Ever Before’ article from Talking Points Memo. –

Life is good in Trump’s land of delusion where he lies about his dwindling support base…

As America Comes Apart, Robert Mueller’s Closing In on Donald Trump article from The Daily Beast. –

Mueller’s investigation will lead to all kinds of Trump’s illegal business practices:

“This weekend, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sought to tamp down reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had impaneled a grand jury in the Russia probe, and that the investigation has widened to “focus on possible financial crimes, some unconnected to the 2016 elections…”

Rosenstein assured Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace that this isn’t a “fishing expedition,” but he did concede that if Mueller finds “something outside that scope” he would need “to come to the acting attorney general, at this time me, for permission to expand his investigation.”

In other words, Rosenstein could green light an investigation into a possible crime that had nothing to do with Russia. Trump himself has said that any look at his finances not directly tied to Russia and the election would constitute the crossing of a “red line.”

This is a major development, but it is potentially even more explosive when you consider two related subplots that also developed this week….”

GOP pollster finds Trump support diving into ‘dangerously low territory’ as his base shrivels article from The Raw Story. –

Despite Trump’s lies, support for his corrupt, disastrous policies and profound ignorance is dwindling…

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