Misadventures of a minority-elect President 179

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 illegitimate popular vote losing fake president begins with his war on knowledge and truth so he can distract from all his embarrassments and malfeasance, Trump’s latest blatant attempt to sabotage Obamacare is both reckless and illegal, more on our national embarrassment’s failed presidency, an essay on why it’s time to flush the piece of shit in the White House down the toilet, our Liar-in-Chief is lying about his fraudulent tax reform scam, still trying to blame everyone else for his impotence and failures and a lot more.

Trump’s War on Knowledge article from The New York Review of Books. –

Our fake president’s war on fake news is history repeating itself, albeit ignorantly under his watch.

Golfer-In-Chief: Trump Has Now Spent 27% Of His Presidency On A Golf Course article from PoliticusUSA. –

That’s an awful lot of time wasted golfing for someone who constantly lambasted his predecessor for doing the same thing…

Why the 25th Amendment Won’t Save Us article from Truthout. –

Because the GOP brown shirts that keep saving Trump’s duplicituos Orange ass are just as racist and illegitimate as their lackluster lame duck leader.

Sick Trump Celebrates Raising Insurance Premiums And Throwing People Off Their Healthcare article from PoliticusUSA. –

Destroying the lives of millions of Americans – which is tantamount to genocide – due to your profound ignorance isn’t going to help our national embarrassment at all:

“Trump is celebrating his health care executive order which is going to increase insurance premiums by 20% while throwing 1 million people off of their health insurance.

This is the messed up world that exists between Trump’s ears:

(2 Trump tweets)

Trump’s executive order doesn’t expand access or make healthcare more affordable.

Here are the three outcomes of Trump’s action:…”

Trump’s Media Furore… US Democracy On Thin Ice article from Strategic Culture. –

Our fake president’s war on fake news – anything that contradicts his corruption and reveals the true depths of his ignorance in a bad light – is putting an already wavering U.S. Democracy in a bad position.

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings article from Consortium News. –

Our ignorant Loser-in-Chief is in bed with a corrupt Israeli government who continue pulling the strings on our illegitimate little Orange puppet.

Aides in White House ‘daycare’ use TV appearances to flatter and control Trump: report article from The Raw Story. –

The White House has to do whatever is necessary to keep our demented delinquent from flying into a rage and making himself look even more foolish.

The Obtuse Saboteur article from Slate. –

America’s worst-ever president’s latest ‘Executive Order’ is reckless and illegal:

“On Thursday night, President Donald Trump unveiled his latest attack on the Affordable Care Act: His administration will stop paying cost-sharing reductions to insurers, depriving them of about $9 billion each year. According to the Congressional Budget Office, Trump’s executive order will further roil insurance markets, increase premiums, drive up government spending, and deprive as many as 1 million people of health insurance. It’s worth noting, though, that this move is extremely vulnerable to legal challenges, as well as lawful workarounds that should eventually deliver the payments to insurers.

Obamacare created two types of subsidies to help Americans purchase insurance on exchanges. The first, premium subsidies, offset premiums for individuals who earn less than four times the federal poverty level. These subsidies come in the form of tax credits provided to consumers by the IRS. The second type of subsidy, cost-sharing reductions, help lower-income people pay out-of-pocket spending like deductibles. These come in the form of reimbursements provided to insurers by the Department of Health and Human Services. By law, insurers must reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-income consumers; HHS then pays them back the money they lost.

Republicans have alleged for years that these reimbursements are illegal, claiming that Congress has not appropriated the funds as required by law. This argument is based on a highly formalistic reading of the relevant statute. While the ACA appropriates premium subsidies, it does not explicitly appropriate cost-sharing reductions. The statute does, however, declare that HHS “shall pay” cost-sharing reductions to insurers, creating a contradiction: HHS must make these payments, but it may not have congressional authority to do so. The ACA’s omission of such an appropriation was almost certainly a regrettable oversight.

The Obama administration noticed this problem and asked Congress to appropriate the funds. This should not have been a controversial request given that insurers are legally entitled to the money. But congressional Republicans refused. The administration, caught in a Catch-22, decided to make the payments anyway, citing its legal obligation to do so. In 2014, the House of Representatives, now in the hands of the GOP, sued in federal court. Many observers assumed the court would quickly toss the lawsuit; it is not at all clear that a legislative body has standing to sue the executive over a dispute about statutory interpretation. But U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that the House did have standing to sue—then held that the cost-sharing payments were unappropriated and thus unconstitutional…”

Juan Williams: Trump is becoming a failed president article from The Hill. –

Actually, Trump became a failed president months ago but people are just now beginning to notice…

Steve Bannon Just Screwed Over Trump By Giving The Real Reason Why CSR Payments Were Ended article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump has had a hard-on to destroy his predecessor’s legacy since taking office due to racial issues he was born with – and because Trump figures if he mucks up ACA bad enough people will come around to backing his fraudulent healthcare replacement plan.

Donald Trump is a Piece of Shit article from Medium. –

On the disastrous, illegitimate tenure of our embarrassing piece of shit in the White House and why it’s time to flush it down the toilet.

Paul Krugman: Trump Is Lying Through His Teeth About Your Taxes article from Alternet. –

Spoiler alert: Trump lies through his teeth about everything so lying about his fraudulent tax reform scam isn’t surprising:

“Republicans love a fairy tale. In their world of make-believe, there is no wage gap, corporations are benevolent and Christians are the biggest target of religious discrimination. The tallest of their tales, however, centers around taxes. As Paul Krugman notes in his Monday column, “Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s.”

The Trump administration has allowed these lies to multiply and gain strength. To help the rest of us non-economists sort tax fact from fiction, Krugman has created a field guide to the top 10 GOP tax lies. Here are five of the Republican Party’s biggest whoppers.

1. Myth: America is the most highly taxed nation in the world.

This may be Donald Trump’s favorite falsehood. An army of fact-checkers fights it every time, but it never seems to matter. As Krugman writes, “he enjoys showing that he can lie repeatedly through his teeth, be caught red-handed in his lie again and again, and his followers will still believe him rather than the ‘fake news’ media.”…”

Tax Cuts for the Rich, Paid for With Your Health Care article from Truthout. –

Trump and his GOP brown shirts are still trying to destroy healthcare while giving their fraudulent corporate owners tax cuts at our expense.

Trump forced to walk back ridiculous falsehood about Obama article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trump still can’t stand his predecessor’s success and is still lying about him every chance he gets, only this time he got caught and called out.

Trump has a credibility problem on tax reform article from Yahoo! News. –

Trump has credibility issues period, but to anyone paying attention, it’s blatantly obvious that Trump’s tax reform plan is nothing but a scam:

“The White House just released a report saying that slashing the corporate tax rate would boost the typical family’s take-home pay by $4,000 per year.

Americans aren’t buying it.

As President Trump and his fellow Republicans roll out their big tax-reform plan, the biggest battles are likely to be over who stands to benefit the most. The framework for tax reform the Trump administration, published in September, called for simplifying the rate structure for individuals, killing the estate tax, lowering taxes on small businesses and slashing the corporate rate from 35% to 20%. The Tax Policy Center (TPC) found that the plan heavily favored the rich. It would boost the after-tax income of the top 1% by 8.5% on average, while the bottom 95% would enjoy just a 1.2% hike in take-home pay, at best.

The White House trashed the TPC analysis for filling in details the White House hasn’t yet provided. And it’s possible the final Trump plan will be kinder to the middle class than the TPC findings suggest. But the factual details of the plan, whenever they arrive, may end up being less important than the impression Americans have of the plan, which will determine the enthusiasm with which members of Congress support tax reform and are willing to risk political consequences to support it…”

Trump Says There’s ‘No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore’ One Month Before Enrollment Starts article from The Huffington Post. –

As usual Trump is lying – enrollment for Obamacare, which our numb nut president claims doesn’t exist anymore, begins next month.

To save their party, Republicans must sacrifice the Trump presidency article from The Daily Kos. –

After mulitple failed attempts to repeal and/or replace Obamacare, even flushing their piece of shit president down the toilet isn’t going to save them.

The Unending State of Emergency article from Common Dreams. –

Learning how to cope and deal with the profound corruption and malfeasance of our illegitimate, popular vote losing president and his endless distractions.

Trump’s ‘Adult Day Care’ Is More Truth Than Fiction: Report article from Alternet. –

The lengths our dimwitted dip shit’s staff has to go through to try and keep our moronic leader in check:

“Sen. Bob Corker’s hilarious description of the White House as an “adult day care” may be more accurate than anyone originally conceived. Speaking with 18 White House sources, The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump’s staff have taken extraordinary measures to ensure he does not unravel — or start World War III.

The current tactic of White House staffers is to play “rope-a-dope” with their boss, according to the Post. The goal is: delay a given policy decision in the hopes that Trump will reconsider or forget the deadline for his final verdict.

“If the president wanted to do something that I thought could be problematic for him, I would simply, respectfully, ask him if we could possibly wait on it and then reconsider,” Sam Nunberg, who briefly worked on the Trump campaign in 2015, told the Post. “And the majority of the time he would tell me, ‘Let’s wait and reconsider,’ and I would prepare the cons for him to consider — and he would do what he wanted to do. Sometimes he would still go with the decision I may have disagreed with, and other times he would change his mind.”

The Post revealed that Trump’s impulsive tendencies have led to an environment where staffers have had to play a game in order to channel his erratic energy…”

Trump Just Threw An Epic Fit Because Democrats Won’t Help Him Destroy America article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump is having hissy fits because Democrats aren’t towing his corrupt line and helping him destroy this country.

All the lessons Donald Trump has taught us article from The Raw Story. –

In addition to teaching us that there are entirely too many idiots in this country that support him, Trump has taught us why he can’t be trusted and why he’ll always be the popular vote losing illegitimate president with no mandate.

Trump gives his own performance a Trump-sized endorsement article from Politico. –

Blowing smoke up his own ass to try and tell the world how great he is – just another day in Trump’s land of delusion…

The Trump era’s illusion of stability

Illusion – though in Trump’s case it’s more like delusion – plays a major role in the Trump cabal:

“Do you ever get the feeling the world is holding its breath?

When Barack Obama left office, the United States was embroiled in a number of ongoing conflicts. From the wars in Afghanistan and against ISIS and other Islamist terror groups, to the mostly frozen Korean conflict to the larger-scale geopolitical struggles with China, Russia, and Iran, the United States has numerous military and diplomatic commitments in a variety of theaters that could erupt into crisis and demand an American response. And of course the world is full of conflicts to which America is not a party, but which would inevitably draw America in, diplomatically if not militarily, if they were to escalate to full-scale war.

The Trump era has already featured a number of crises, from Saudi Arabia’s blockade of neighboring Qatar to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. But none have escalated to the point where America and the world has to reckon fully with the fact of President Trump’s leadership. Trump tweets inflammatory threats that complicate American diplomacy and alarm allies and opponents alike, but so far no foreign power has backed America into the kind of corner that could produce catastrophe.

That’s probably not an accident…”

A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 38th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A breakdown of the many misadventures of our impotent leader’s 38th malfeasance-filled week.

Trump’s unwinnable war with the Republican Congress article from The Week. –

Trying to blame his GOP brown shirts for his failures isn’t going to bode well for the imbecile in the White House.

The Real Destabilizer in the Middle East is Not Iran But Trump article from CounterPunch. –

Trump’s lack of mental capacities and any desire for peace in the Middle East is causing more problems for America than Iran.

The wrong president to honor ‘National Character Counts Week’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

There is something inherently incorrect about the piece of shit in the White House talking about character and helping others:

“For many years, various presidents in both parties have issued proclamations recognizing days, weeks, and months in recognition of worthy causes, and for the most part, these proclamations have gone largely overlooked.

But there’s something about Donald Trump that puts some of these presidential declarations in an unfortunate light. For example, it’s now “National Character Counts Week” in the United States. Trump’s proclamation read in part:

“We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all our citizens, especially our young people. The grit and integrity of our people, visible throughout our history, defines the soul of our Nation. This week, we reflect on the character of determination, resolve, and honor that makes us proud to be American. […]

“Character is built slowly. Our actions – often done first out of duty – become habits ingrained in the way we treat others and ourselves. As parents, educators, and civic and church leaders, we must always work to cultivate strength of character in our Nation’s youth.”…”

Donald Trump’s Very Own Benghazi Scandal Is Exploding in His Face article from Alternet. –

Waiting two weeks to talk about the death of soldiers then blaming his predecessor for his ignorance isn’t very smart…

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