Misadventures of a minority-elect President 164

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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our popular vote losing president with yet more evidence that he truly is profoundly ignorant, Trump’s growing Russia scandal will soon consume him entirely, our gift that keeps on giving is digging himself a bigger hole he won’t be able to slither out of as it becomes obvious that he is not now nor will he ever be presidential, an overwhelming majority of people are beginning to realize that Trump has some serious mental issues going on, calls for Trump’s impeachment are growing louder and more popular and much more.

Trump finding new ways to bungle the tax-reform fight article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Speaking and acting without thinking is proving costly to our dimwitted dip shit.

Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio article from The Hill. –

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio could prove controversial for him, primarily because it’s politically motivated as Arpaio exemplifies what happens when law enforcement breaks the law.

Trump Companies Earn Millions While Bankrupting Secret Service article from Truthout. –

The growing list of Trump’s conflicts of interest – like raking in millions as a sitting president while bankrupting U.S. taxpayers that pay to protect his sorry ass – deserves closer scrutinization.

The Latest Explosive Developments in the Russia Probe Might Have Sealed Trump’s Fate article from Alternet. –

Trump’s Russia scandal will end up consuming him:

“It’s been another wild ride this week with President Trump holding one of his serious teleprompter speeches announcing that he has a secret plan to win in Afghanistan that he can’t tell us anything about, and then turning around to hold a raucous campaign rally in Phoenix reminding the world that he’s really an undisciplined narcissist. More than one pundit observed that Trump is more clever than he seems with his crazed behavior, because as long as he’s giving succor to Nazis and neo-Confederate racists nobody’s talking about the Russia investigation.

That’s giving Trump way too much credit. He is an impulsive person who has shown no sign that he’s that strategic about anything. And even if his frantic efforts this week were attempts at misdirection, it was to no avail. There have been quite a few developments in the Russia story, none of which are good news for the president.

The first big revelation was in the blockbuster New York Times story on Tuesday about Trump’s deteriorating relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump has been tweeting his disappointment with McConnell for some time, so it was no big secret that he is unhappy with him over the health care vote. But apparently the two men had an angry confrontation over the phone on Aug. 9, in which Trump cursed at the majority leader over his inability or unwillingness to “protect” Trump from being investigated over Russia.

Trump doesn’t seem to understand that the Congress is an equal branch of government, endowed with oversight responsibilities. But if there was ever any chance that congressional Republicans could provide cover it went out the window when Trump fired the FBI director and then reassured the Russian ambassador the next day in an unpublicized meeting in the Oval Office that he’d relieved the “pressure” by doing it. Everything in his behavior since then, including his incessant whining about Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the probe as a personal betrayal, has made it more impossible…”

What pardoning Arpaio would mean to the worst people in government article from The Week. –

Our gift that keeps on giving just keeps digging himself a deeper hole he won’t be able to slither out of…

Follow the money: They say it was about Russian orphans – they’re lying article from The Raw Story. –

Another cover up of our national embarrassment’s crimes involving his Russia scandal collapses as it turns out Trump lied – surprise, surprise…

Trump’s War on the National Parks article from CounterPunch. –

Trump’s biggest accomplishments – albeit for the most part his only accomplishments – have involved destroying his predecessor’s policies.

Will Trump Last the Year? article from Truthout. –

At the rate he’s going, doubtful:

“A presidency that began as something of a historical accident now has one-time allies looking for the exits, while a Justice Department investigation hangs over its head. So will the Trump administration be over almost before it barely began?

Donald Trump has caused mass outrage before, but reactions to his racist rant on August 15 — where he equated neo-Nazis and anti-racist activists at the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally, opined that “good people” were among the white supremacists, and complained about attempts to take down monuments to slavery — took things to a new level, leaving the administration in disarray.

The comments of ABC News’ Mary Alice Parks reflect the media’s stunned disbelief:

Left alone and shunned this week, President Trump has taken to screaming and lobbing insults at folks from his Twitter account as they turn their backs and head for the door…”

Threats of political violence rise in polarized Trump era article from The Hill. –

Tensions rise as neo-Nazis and White Supremacists feel emboldened by Trump’s racist rhetoric as he continues dividing this country.

Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpais Is an Impeachable Offense article from Slate. –

The Constitution is clear on the president’s power to pardon. Pardoning for purely political reasons – as revenge against those who oppose you – is a no no.

Turmp Has Essentially Abdicated The Basic Responsibilities Of A President article from The Huffington Post. –

America’s worst-ever president has had a couple of really bad weeks as it becomes ovbious – even to his staff – that there is a major problem…

Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio, an ally since ‘birtherism’ article from The Washington Post. –

Pardoning a racist – who would have served a maximum of 6 months in jail – speaks volumes as to where Trump’s loyalties lie:

“As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration.

The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the criminal case against Arpaio, but was advised that would be inappropriate, according to three people with knowledge of the conversation.

After talking with Sessions, Trump decided to let the case go to trial, and if Arpaio was convicted, he could grant clemency.

So the president waited, all the while planning to issue a pardon if Arpaio was found in contempt of court for defying a federal judge’s order to stop detaining people merely because he suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. Trump was, in the words of one associate, “gung-ho about it.”…”

White House photos show Trump sitting alone at Camp DAvid while Pence runs hurricane Situation Room article from The Raw Story. –

Our demented delinquent claims to be on top of things as a hurricane ravages Houston but he can’t even handle a response to that crisis…

Trump Is A 19th-Century President Facing 21st-Century Problems article from FiveThirtyEight. –

Most people can’t remember or recognize 19th-century presidents – with a few exceptions – and everyone knows our Loser-in-Chief isn’t presidential.

For All His Fire and Fury, Trump Hasn’t Changed Much article from Politico. –

Aside from becoming more paranoid and delusional, our lackluster, lame duck president hasn’t changed much at all.

Republicans are asking a horrific question: Is our president insane? article from The Los Angeles Times. –

Many are becoming painfully aware that our Ignoramus-in-Chief has some serious mental issues:

“On his 92nd birthday, March 8, 1933, retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was paid a surprise visit by the newly inaugurated president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The two men chatted for half an hour and, after Roosevelt departed, a young clerk asked Holmes what he thought of the new man in the White House.

“A second-class intellect,” Holmes said. “But a first-class temperament.”

A good temperament has generally proved to be more important than brains in an American commander in chief. That is why Ronald Reagan, a man of modest intellect but sunny disposition, proved to be a very successful president, while the presidency of the brainy but brooding and paranoid Richard Nixon ended in scandal and shame. A first-class temperament guided John F. Kennedy through the Cuban missile crisis, while the intellectual Woodrow Wilson wound up a broken man after the failure of his grand plan to forge a peaceful, democratic international order following the First World War.

If the great Holmes were alive to render judgment on the current president of the United States, he would almost certainly sign on to the opinion being reached by more and more people, including many Republicans and conservatives: Donald Trump has a third-class intellect paired with a temperament that borders on mental instability…”

Trump’s pernicious grift article from The Week. –

On the dangers of having a corrupt, delusional ‘star’ in the White House.

With Arpaio pardon, Trump’s ‘law and order’ vow becomes a cynical joke article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Our Fascist-in-Chief has done an incredible amount of indefensible things, but pardoning Arpaio is one of his worst.

Trump Associate Tried To Broker Moscow Deal So That ‘Our Boy Can Become President’ article from The Huffington Post. –

Trump’s – and much of his staff, including his lawyers – Russia scandal keeps getting worse and worse…


Calls for impeachment are growing louder and more popular:

“Donald Trump’s presidency already has been one of the most controversial in U.S. history, and its ending could be just as action-packed and unpredictable as his first seven months in office.

As the 45th president deals with his stalled agenda, his sinking approval ratings and the investigations into his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia, White House advisers have reportedly been warning Trump about his potential political doom: the exhaustive impeachment process that could result in his removal from the Oval Office. And he isn’t doing himself many favors.

Republicans on Capitol Hill have become a subject of Trump’s daily Twitter storms, with the president repeatedly denouncing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the GOP’s continued failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He has also warned others to fall in line and help pass his campaign promises or face the wrath of his 140 characters.

“It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump tweeted in late July. “If Republicans don’t Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!”…”

Afghanistan and the Collapse of American Governance article from Common Dreams. –

The daily failure of Trump and his illegitimate presidency makes it easy to overlook the importance of examining the failed war in Afghanistan.

There Are Still So Many Russian Secrets Waiting to Leak article from Esquire. –

As more of Trump and his ilk’s lies become obvious so too will evidence pointing to Trump’s guilt.

This Is Your Brain on Trump: Why I Can’t Help Calling His Supporters the Fools That They Objectively Are article from Alternet. –

It’s difficult giving credence to morons that support a blithering idiot standing at a podium spewing racial slurs and threats.

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