Misadventures of a minority-elect President 176

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 minority-elect president begin with an overwhelming majority blasting his tardy, irresponsible response to Puerto Rico’s hurricane crisis – despite his self-absorbed lies that he and his administration get an A+ over how they handled it, Trump’s Russia scandal is growing more interesting with each passing day, insight into the multiple deferments used by Trump to avoid having to serve and his cowardice of bullying those that do, a look at the incredible corruption of an illegitimate, minority-elect president and the deviants that work for him, how our fake president’s war on fake news is actually a war on reality – which is starkly different from his delusional version of reality in his alternate universe, once again our impotent idiot tries to turn a crisis into being all about him, Trump is a textbook racist, the moron in the White House can’t handle the fact that one of his own actually called him a moron, it could take years to undo the damage done to this country by our popular vote losing psychopath in the White House and much more.

AP-NORC Poll: Low marks for Trump’s Puerto Rico response article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –

Despite our national embarrassment’s egregious claims that his administration handled the Puerto Rico disaster splendidly, the truth about his racist, disastrous response reveals that the delusions in his alternate reality are beyond belief…

With No Muslims to Blame, Trump the Twitter Troll Has Gone Eerily Silent About the Las Vegas Murderer article from Alternet. –

Our Twitter tyrants unusual sympathies and ‘warm condolences’ contradict our racist popular vote losing pig’s usual bluster – had it not been a white man who killed all those people in Vegas he would have been singing a much different tune.

Trump On Pins and Needles As More Bad Russia News Is Coming article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our lackluster lame duck president’s Russia scandal – primarily over the ample evidence of obstruction of Justice coupled with all the lies he told about not doing business with Russia – is about to ensure Trump’s compete implosion.

Nixon Lawyer: Donald Trump Abused Pardon Power When He Freed Joe Arpaio article from Time on Yahoo! News. –

Our gift that keeps on giving has no regard for Law or seperation of powers and will eventually dig himself a hole he won’t be able to climb out of:

“During the last two days of his embattled presidency, Richard Nixon made a rare principled decision. With the Watergate special prosecutor and congressional impeachment proceedings closing in, he rejected last-minute requests for pardons from his two former top aides, the men who could most damagingly testify against him. Unfortunately, while dust is settling on Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, its message suggests a much cruder view of the pardon power, and sets a dangerous precedent for the months to come.

Most pardons attract little attention. Over the course of a presidency, typical presidents, with the advice of the Department of Justice, pardon or commute the sentences of hundreds of people who have moved beyond their crimes, and long after all investigations have ended. Sometimes, presidents issue pardons to try to help the nation move past bitter divisions, such Gerald Ford’s pardon of Nixon and Jimmy Carter’s general pardon of Vietnam draft dodgers. And occasionally, presidents issue pardons to friends, relatives, or supporters, and even at the request of a foreign government, such as Bill Clinton’s controversial pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich.

But never has a president embroiled in scandal used the pardon power to protect himself. Nixon’s refusal provides useful history. On March 1, 1974, a federal grand jury indicted former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, former chief domestic advisor John Ehrlichman, and five other aides for criminal conspiracy stemming from the Watergate cover-up. The president was exposed as well. To be sure, the Department of Justice took the position that a president cannot be indicted while in office. But the grand jury named Nixon as an unindicted co-conspirator. And before Ford pardoned him, he risked future prosecution.

On August 7, Haldeman and Ehrlichman, employing different channels, approached the White House and asked for pardons. They did not need to point out that the risk of prison time makes people more likely to testify. Yet Nixon rejected their request. The next day, he announced his resignation and submitted himself to fate. Gerald Ford later pardoned Nixon on September 8, 1974. Haldeman and Ehrlichman each served 18 months in prison. Neither ever fully testified under oath; their accounts of the Watergate cover-up are found only in their White House recordings, and Nixon’s secret tapes…”

Trump forgets to bring human empathy with him to Puerto Rico article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Empathy is something America’s worst-ever president is incapable of feeling, and as with his other visits to hurricane stricken locales, he did nothing to see the actual damage inflicted, opting instead to present another staged photo op to try and make himself look good while failing miserably…

This is what it’s like to have a president utterly devoid of empathy article from The Week. –

More on our Loser-in-Chief’s despicable visit to Puerto Rico and his inability to feel empathy for anyone other than himself.

7 Most Unhinged Moments from Trump’s Puerto Rico Trip article from Alternet. –

Some of the more egregious highlights from our dimwitted dip shit’s visit to Puerto Rico.

The ‘Bum’ Who Took a Knee to Avoid the Vietnam War article from CounterPunch. –

About the multiple deferments used by Trump to avoid having to serve and his cowardice of bullying those that do:

“Soldiers don’t sacrifice their lives so that citizens will stand for the national anthem and the American flag. They sacrifice themselves so that citizens have the freedom to kneel in protest against governmental policies that cause unjust wars or other acts that harm American lives. The America flag and national anthem are supposed to be symbols of that precious Constitutional freedom, not turned into idolatrous objects of worship by politicians seeking to suppress that freedom by equating patriotism with their self-serving policies. Patriotism is about revering human rights, not worshipping a flag. It is about democratic principles that guide behavior, not a symbolic flag pin to brandish on one’s lapel. Real patriotism is beyond the understanding of the authoritarian “bum” in The White House.

I write as a World War II Navy veteran, whose three brothers also served in that war, and whose father was a veteran of World War I. I use basketball player LeBron James’ apt description of the occupant in The White House with all due respect for so-called “bums.” And I write with deep respect for those conscientious objectors whose reverence for every human life led them to refuse induction into the immoral Vietnam War.

At a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, President Trump declared war on the National Football Association, saying, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL [National Football League] owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d, say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired!,’ ” His words elicited a roar of approval from his mostly white audience. He then piled on NFL players taking a knee: “That’s a total disrespect of our heritage . . . of everything that we stand for.” (“Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during the national anthem,” By Associated Press, LA Times, Sept. 22, 2017)

What prompted President Trump to attack NFL players in Huntsville? San Francisco Forty-Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest was a year ago, during which he kneeled, saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football , and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way . . . [with] bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” (“Colin Kaepernick protests anthem over treatment of minorities,” ESPN.com news services, www.espn.com, Aug. 28, 2016) Kaepernick ‘s protest came on the heels of the repeated killing of black persons by police…”

The Incredible Corrupting White House article from Slate. –

A look at the incredible corruption of an illegitimate, minority-elect president and the deviants that work for him.

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich article from CounterPunch. –

A closer look at the fraud being touted as Trump’s tax reform scam.

Just In Case You Forgot, the Trumps Were Liars Long Before the White House article from Vogue. –

The story of how Ivanka Trump and her husband narrowly avoided facing felony fraud charges – hint: it’s called bribery and it cost someone a LOT of money…

Ban Trump from Twitter? Debate erupts anew online article from Yahoo! News. –

Taking away our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator’s platform for inciting his mindless minions – though a majority of his followers are bots, not humans – to violence and bullying people while showing his profound ignorance to the world should have happened long ago:

“WASHINGTON — Banning Donald Trump from Twitter, a proposal first advanced by two prominent female Silicon Valley executives, was an idea whose time had not yet come on Inauguration Day, when they addressed the issue in an open letter to Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and CEO. But as the president’s tweets have grown increasingly belligerent and erratic, and with social networking companies facing congressional scrutiny over their use by foreign governments to influence elections, the once-outlandish notion seems to be gaining traction.

“Dear @Jack: It’s Time To Suspend Donald Trump From Twitter,” Ellen Pao, co-founder and CEO of Project Include, and Laura Gomez, founder and CEO of Atipica, a workplace diversity solutions company, wrote on Inauguration Day.

The conversation burst back into view this week, thanks to a tweet from Pao.

“@realdonaldtrump is bringing out the worst of Twitter — the company, the platform, and its users. He’s using his manipulation skills and your platform to bully others, and to incite supporters to harass people — both on Twitter and in real life,” she and Gomez, who spent three years working at Twitter, had written. “With these abusive messages, he incited others to attack and unleashed a stream of hate, directly violating The Twitter Rules.”…”

J.K. Rowling Sarcastically Points Out One Way Trump Shows ‘True Leadership’ article from The Huffington Post. –

J.K. Rowling points out the impetuous fact that our fake president is great at showing true leadership when it comes to his war on fake news – which is actually a war on reality…

Trump Snaps In Las Vegas And Melts Down Into A Rant About NBC News article from PoliticusUSA. –

Once again our impotent idiot in the White House twists a national crisis into being all about him as he proves yet again that he is nothing but a national embarrassment.

What does God think of Trump? article from The Raw Story. –

Probably the same thing the majority of us do – that Trump is a thoroughly corrupt, illegitimate president who belongs behind bars…

Donald Trump is a textbook racist article from The Los Angeles Times. –

Ya think? Obviously that wasn’t difficult to figure out:

“Civil rights advocates, social scientists and regular citizens have all called out President Trump as a racist in recent weeks. The president’s supporters have countered with stories about the blacks and Latinos he has hired or befriended, and with personal testimonies: “I’ve known Donald Trump for many years. He doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.”

As a professor who researches and teaches courses on the health effects of race, racism and inequality, I can assure you that the president’s defenders are wrong. Trump is a racist. What he says and does meets the scholarly definition of the term.

Broadly speaking, a racist combines negative prejudicial biases with sufficient power to leverage action against targeted groups. Trump’s words and behaviors demonstrate considerable prejudicial bias, and, as president of the United States — arguably the most powerful office in the contemporary world — he has indeed leveraged action against various groups.

Racism is predicated on belief in the scientifically discredited concept of biological race. Skin color simply has no correlation with significant inherent distinctions among human beings. However, “race” in the past and now has led to notions of a natural hierarchy among various populations. In the United States, it was used to justify stealing labor from black Africans through slavery and stealing land from red Native Americans through forced relocation and genocide…”

Sounding authoritarian note, Trump calls on Congress to investigate American media article from Think Progress. –

More on Trump’s distraction of fighting his war on reality…

Widespread corruption allegations add to Trump World’s troubles article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

As Trump and his ilk are nothing but corrupt, the allegations just keep piling up.

Leadership tips from Donald J. Trump article from The Week. –

A partial list of things to be learned from watching our impotent man-boy’s tenure as president – so far.

‘Very Much a Racist’: Former ‘Apprentice’ Producer Claims Secret Trump Tapes Are ‘Unfathomably Despicable’ article from Alternet. –

Further insight into our pussy-grabbing president’s racially repugnant past:

“Former Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt revealed this week that President Donald Trump had been recorded saying “unfathomably despicable” and racist things during his time on the show.

Following last year’s leaked Access Hollywood tapes in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women, Pruitt suggested in a tweet that Trump was on tape saying “far worse” things.

Newsweek reported that Pruitt disclosed additional details about Trump’s time on the show while speaking to NPR’s Embedded podcast this week.

“We recorded constantly, we went into the boardroom to set up discussions about how and who should get fired [on the show] without talking and saying directly who got fired, so there was a big, long exchange, all of which was recorded,” Pruitt explained to NPR. “Out of those exchanges came some really unfathomably despicable words said by this guy who is a TV star. I heard it, I watched it and those things are somewhere in some warehouse.”…”

Top 5 Signs Donald Trump Might Be an Effing Moron article from Common Dreams. –

Though there are obviously A LOT more signs that Trump is an effing moron than 5…

Trump Wants to Censor the Media article from The Atlantic. –

Because Trump doesn’t like the unflattering media that he himself is responsible for creating, he wants to be able to censor the media as any aspiring wannabe dictator would.

Donald Trump’s demonisation of Iran is dishonest and dangerous article from The Guardian. –

Destroying the Iran Nuclear accord because of his moronic delusions would be a disastrous mistake.

The Truth Hurts: Trump Blew A Gasket Over Rex Tillerson Calling Him A Moron article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump can’t accept the fact that one of his cabinet members called him a moron – which is impossible to deny:

“The truth is coming out. Trump’s fury at NBC News has nothing to do with “fake news.” He is enraged because his own Secretary of State called him a moron.

Here is MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell detailing the enraged White House chaos:

As NBC reported, “Trump was furious when he saw the NBC News report, which was published shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday. For the next two hours the president fumed inside the White House, venting to Kelly, officials said.”

Trump was preparing to go to Las Vegas to meet with victims of the worst mass shooting in US history, but instead, he spent his time fuming because his top diplomat called him a moron…”

Donald Trump’s Passion for Cruelty article from Truthout. –

The demented delusionist in the White House gets very upset if you don’t agree with the demented facts in his alternate reality.

The growing irrelevance of President Trump article from Salon. –

Unsurprising given that being highly irrelevant is completely normal when you and your entire administration are illegitimate…


The damage being done by our illegitimate, popular vote losing psychopath in the White House could take years to overcome and undo.

Trump: Anomaly in Continuity article from CounterPunch. –

More on the profound ignorance that is Trump and the erosion his corrupt cabal is spreading throughout this country:

“If its environmental policies are not soon reversed, the Trump administration will do incalculable harm to future generations. And, as the custodian of America’s nuclear arsenal and Commander-in-Chief of what is potentially the most lethal military force in the history of the world, the harm Trump could do, and seems always on the brink of doing, to persons now living is, if anything, even more grave. So far, though, what the Donald has harmed most is the office he holds and America’s standing in the world.

That harm is hardly offset by benefits to actual people. Latter-day versions of Teddy Roosevelt’s “malefactors of great wealth” are doing well, but everyone else is barely hanging on. Trump’s diehard supporters in the demographic he courts most assiduously, poorly educated and economically dislocated white men of a certain age (and the women who stand by them), are certainly no better off for his efforts — except perhaps psychologically, insofar as they see brown and black people who are even worse off than they are being terrorized and demeaned.

What has held Trump back from doing even more harm to them and to everyone else who is not obscenely rich has been his inability to do anything at all.

We should thank our lucky stars for that. On that account, were Trump now suddenly to vanish into the ether, or were the present state of affairs to continue indefinitely, the man Kim Jong-un aptly called a “dotard” might actually deserve more praise than blame…”

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