Misadventures of a minority-elect President 163

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:

Today’s misadventures of our popular vote losing president begin with our Liar-in-Chief’s broken promise to end the illegal, unwinnable occupation of Afghanistan – opting instead to bow down to the War Hawks in Washington who wish to continue profiting from it by extending it, the importance of discussing our demented delinquent’s diminishing mental capacities, still trying to deflect attention from his unwavering support of neo-Nazis and White Supremacists during a rally full of more protesters than supporters, our dimwitted dip shit has broken virtually every promise he made while campaigning, the list of reasons to impeach our delusional Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator are growing, the lies keep coming from our lackluster, lying lame duck president in his alternate reality, aside from the morons that blindly support him, Trump is only fooling himself as his mental instability worsens, Trump’s war on the media – like his presidency – is failing miserably and much more.

The Conflict in Afghanistan Is Trump’s War Now article from Common Dreams. –

The minority that ‘elected’ Trump are going to be very disappointed by his latest broken promise of ending America’s illegal war in Afghanistan.

Trump Has a Nullification Crisis article from Slate. –

As America’s worst-ever president’s neo-Nazi / White Supremacy issues continue growing, Trump’s finances are starting to be affected.

It’s Time to Talk About Trump’s Mental Health article from Common Dreams. –

It’s becoming embarrassingly obvious that we need to evaluate the increasing mental instability of our demented delinquent…

‘Sh*tshow of the highest order’: Internet loses it after Trump’s ‘insane, absurd, off-the-rails’ speech article from The Raw Story. –

Our lackluster lame duck president tried to rally his base, without much luck:

“Donald Trump on Tuesday night spoke at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. After spending 45 minutes maligning the “fake news” and re-litigating his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (while intentionally leaving out his “both sides” remark), Trump hinted he will pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, argued anti-Confederate protestors are trying to take away “our history” and complained—live on TV—that the mainstream media is too scared to show him live on TV.

The entire event was vintage Trump and ought to dispel and notion of a “pivot,” which, believe it or not, was an idea floated Monday night after the president stayed on-script during a speech on Afghanistan.

It was a free-wheeling, decidedly “off-the-rails” speech that no-doubt satisfied Trump’s cracking base.

Here are some stellar reactions to the president’s doozy of a campaign rally (who’s he running against, exactly?), if you lack the time or will to react yourself:…”

Trump supporters post fake photos of huge crowds at Phoenix rally – as real images show room half-empty article from The Independent on Yahoo! News. –

Still trying to claim that his base isn’t dwindling, our national embarrassment’s supporters resort to posting fake photos – possibly in hopes of creating more fake news about their minority-elect leader…

Trump paints himself as the real victim of Charlottesville in angry speech article from The Guardian. –

Twisting reality to avoid responsibility and blow back from his support of neo-Nazis and White Supremacists won’t bode well for Trump.

Paid Actors, a Fake Publicist, and Retweeted Bots: How Trump Creates His Own Reality article from Alternet. –

It takes time, effort and money to continue conning the public and creating your own alternate reality in Trump’s land of delusion.

Here Are The Wildest Moments From Trump’s Wild Arizona Rally article from The Huffington Post. –

A quick recap of America’s delusional psycho’s unhinged campaign rally rants:

“President Donald Trump blasted the media, criticized members of Congress and suggested he’d shut down the government to build a border wall during a frenzied, 77-minute campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night that left some commentators wondering about his fitness for office.

Trump is known for his lively rallies, but even by those standards this one was a particularly unrestrained and boisterous spectacle.

Here is a breakdown of some of the wildest moments.

1. He kicked off the speech by rereading all his responses to the protests in Charlottesville. While going over his widely criticized initial response, Trump omitted the most controversial part of the statement, in which he blamed “many sides” for the violence there…”

Trump is the wrong man for the right job article from The Week. –

Trump’s lame duck presidency is already over…

Robert Reich Has a Message for Trump Voters, Whether They Want to Hear It or Not article from Alternet. –

Unsurprisingly, our dimwitted dip shit has broken virtually every promise he made while campaigning.

Trump is setting a trap for himself on the border wall article from Yahoo! News. –

Our Ignamorous-in-Chief is threatening shutting down the government unless they vote to approve $1.6 billion to fund building his wall on the U.S. / Mexico border – which, given his lame duck status, will come back to bite him…

Dr. Frankenstein didn’t like his creation, either article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

The distractions – as amusing as they may be from our gift that keeps on giving – don’t deflect from the fact that the GOP owns Trump and is responsible for his actions:

“Donald Trump has spent a chunk of August publicly feuding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), with the two Republican leaders trading thinly veiled rebukes. It’s all part of one of the year’s less expected political food fights.

But privately, it’s reportedly much worse. We talked earlier about this New York Times piece, which raises the prospect of Trump obstructing justice by expecting McConnell to intervene in the investigation into the Russia scandal, but at a more basic level, we’re also learning that the Senate Majority Leader doesn’t appear to have confidence in his party’s president.

The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.

What was once an uneasy governing alliance has curdled into a feud of mutual resentment and sometimes outright hostility…. Angry phone calls and private badmouthing have devolved into open conflict…”

It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously article from Common Dreams. –

Trump’s anti-media tirades, claims of false news – while spreading it himself – and his other eratic behavior coupled with his support of neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists suggest it’s time to take a closer look at our impotent man-boy.

Nine Articles of Impeachment for Donald Trump (and Counting) article from Truthout. –

The list of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by our popular vote losing president is growing…

‘Shades of 1933 Germany’: Trump’s Hostile Rally Prompts Third Reich Comparisons article from Common Dreams. –

On the delusions of our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator during his most recent tirade against the media and his other enemies.

No Man Is an Island, but Trump Is Drawing Perilously Close article from Slate. –

Trump’s corruption and idiocy – coupled with his delusional rants and actions – are isolating him:

“Donald Trump is “in a position right now where he’s much more isolated than he realizes,” Newt Gingrich informed Fox News on Friday. Newt is never right, and yet there, in his comment, was the toll of truth—since he took office in January, Trump’s presidency has amounted to a sustained and methodical masterpiece of pushing people away. Which of his original constituencies remain loyal to him? Last week, sensing insurrection, he dissolved two separate councils of CEOs (exeunt rich businesspeople) and begged off of attending the Kennedy Center Honors concert (exeunt any celebrities who hadn’t already). He guillotined Establishment mainstays Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer, then turned around and ejected Steve Bannon, the mouthpiece for the one demographic that hasn’t grown visibly disillusioned with Trump after his Charlottesville disaster: white nationalists. Beyond American borders, foreign heads of states are issuing statements chastising the president, who, in fairness, has been insulting them for months. His potential allies in the House and Senate will not come to his defense. No man is an island, but Trump is drawing perilously close.

“He believes his power is total, and that it will exist even if everyone around him ceases to,” wrote Olivia Nuzzi in New York, of the still point in chief. But the turning world around Trump is not vanishing—it’s getting louder. And the POTUS refuses to accommodate its demands: “By dint of his pigheadedness, or prejudice, or both,” observed John Cassidy in the New Yorker, “he has moved onto political ground that makes it virtually impossible for other people in influential positions … to stand with him.”

It seems clear that Trump has entered the Lear-howling-at-the-storm phase of his presidency. His rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, during which he subjected crowds to a 77-minute stream-of-consciousness rant on his own victimization at the hands of the media and the Charlottesville counterprotesters, revealed him at his unhinged worst. POTUS, who appeared obsessed with capturing the country’s sympathy in the wake of an unarmed woman’s murder, has reverted to pure id. He keeps peeling away layers in a frenzy of divestment, perversely exposing his flesh to the elements. Goodbye Dubke, goodbye Mooch. Goodbye Katie Walsh and Michael Flynn and K.T. McFarland. Trump may love to fire people, but his most recent dismissals are slick with desperation, as if he could save the gangrenous White House by lopping off the correct limb, as if he himself weren’t the source of the rot.

But the president contaminates all he touches. His witless tweets and rank bigotry cheapen the office he inhabits, and his culpability is contagious. He imagined that purging his former FBI director would halt the Russia investigation, even though the germ of the problem—his own shady family—remained. He dreamed that a new chief of staff could tame his dysfunctional nest of West Wingers, but it was his own poor temperament and leadership that made them feral in the first place. When Trump has shoved away all of the stakeholders in his presidency—the alt-right and the traditional wing of the GOP, the generals and the billionaires—what will be left is a naked man profoundly unequal to the history swirling around him…”

President Trump revived the McCarthy era article from The Hill. –

Life is rough in Trump’s land of delusion, especially when your alternative reality takes the country back more than half a century…

Trump’s claims that he, himself, created 1 million jobs as president article from The Washington Post. –

In Trump’s alternate reality, the lies just keep coming…

I Have No More Patience for Trump Supporters article from Esquire. –

On tolerating the rabid support some of our Loser-in-Chief’s supporters display due to their incorrigible ignorance.

Donald Trump Is The Target Of His Own Deception article from Rantt. –

More on how Trump’s delusions and lies are fueling his alternate reality:

“As President, he began lying his second day in office. Not a big lie, not a lie that made any difference politically, just a pointless little lie in response to a truth he did not want to acknowledge. “My crowd was bigger than Obama’s in 2008, the biggest ever” is what he sent Sean Spicer out to tell the press. Pictures comparing the crowds quickly went viral while reporters and pundits speculated on who the president was trying to convince with such a display.

Way back then, those seven long months ago, we were still debating if President Trump was a mad genius and if these public stunts were meant to distract from some nefarious plan he had running behind the scenes. We know now that there is no lever-pulling shadow cabal, no deep state, no secret master plan. Despite what Alex Jones may claim, twelve-dimensional chess is not this President’s style.

President Trump cannot keep his inner monologue to himself, much less complex maneuverings. Even as this inner voice spills into the public realm, the lies remain; small, pointless, and nagging. At first, it seems plausible that the President is pandering to his base, but there is no political upside to them. He gains nothing from this behavior except the utter shredding of his credibility. Nevertheless, he has persisted.

All Pain And No Gain

These little pointless lies pepper the Trump presidency and cover some of the oddest subjects. Back on January 9th, a thousand years ago, then President-elect Donald Trump sat for an interview with The New York Times. He covered an extensive range of topics, including just how popular his inauguration would be…”

Trump’s losing war against reality article from The Week. –

The only one Trump is fooling – aside from the morons that blindly support him – is himself and it’s killing his illegitimate presidency…

Trump’s Defining Moments article from CounterPunch. –

A look at a couple of the many moments that exemplify Trump’s alternate reality, making him look like the foolish loser that he is.

The sad truth about Teleprompter Trump article from The Guardian. –

Trump can’t even read prewritten verbage from a teleprompter correctly…

Trump has little success turning public against the free press article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trump’s war on the press – like his presidency – is failing miserably:

“In predictable fashion, Donald Trump spent quite a bit of time at his Phoenix rally this week whining about American news organizations. In fact, after accusing journalists or being “really, really dishonest people” and “bad people,” the president said of reporters, “I really think they don’t like our country. I really believe that.”

It was reminiscent of Trump’s argument from earlier in the year that major news outlets, including NBC News, are “the enemy of the American people” – a phrase with a fraught history.

And while it matters when the leader of a liberal democracy adopts authoritarian tactics, and declares himself the sole arbiter of truth, there’s a broader question to consider: is anyone actually buying the president’s nonsense?

To better understand the answer, consider the new Quinnipiac poll, released yesterday…”

Increasingly Large Majority of America Is on the Same Negative Page About Trump, Except for His Hardcore Republican Base article from AlterNet. –

A large majority of Americans are painfully aware of how bad the miscreant we call a president really is.

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