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:
A temporary presidential moment – doing what he’s supposed to be doing while demanding accolades for doing it despite the fact that one good deed does not nullify the thousands of bad deeds he’s done – begins today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president, tweeting about one claim of sexual abuse when you’re responsible for more than a dozen reveals just how stupid our national embarrassment truly is, Trump is the biggest liar in U.S. history to occupy the White House – and it only took them a little over 10 months to figure that out, why much of the media won’t call out Trump for the endless lies he tells, much of the chicanery being perpetrated by America’s most corrupt-ever president is flying under the radar due to his exploding Russia scandal which is about to engulf him, speculation as to why our nefarious narcissist continues shooting himself in the foot, many of Trump’s supporters continue showing they’re just as ignorant as the moron they support, our raunchy racist in the White House again turns to Twitter to try and deflect from his failed presidency, Trump’s GOP brown shirts have – so far – protected their illegitimate leader from at least 16 sexual assault accusations though that could change soon, when a corrupt president’s corrupt FCC appointee rewrites media-ownership rules and destroy net neutrality for corrupt corporations Americans will pay a heavy price for it and much more.
For Donald Trump, a good deed is never its own reward article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Doing one good deed and demanding recognition for it does not nullify the hundreds of bad deeds you’re responsible for, though it does confirm why you’re a popular vote losing president with no mandate.
Trump’s Tweet Condemning Al Franken Assault Allegations Backfires Spectacularly article from The Huffington Post. –
There’s bound to be backlash when a moronic pussy-grabbing predatory president starts bashing others accused of sexual misconduct…
House Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump article from Truthout. –
It will take a while to impeach America’s worst-ever president, but Democrats will be in control of the U.S. Congress in the near future and Trump and his ilk will pay the price for their chicanery and malfeasance.
Trump’s presidency may present ‘the greatest psychiatric disaster in history’ article from Salon. –
Having a demented delinquent in control of America’s nuclear arsenal could easily prove disastrous:
“Donald Trump’s presidency is dangerous and destructive. Because he is an autocrat and petit-fascist, he has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for American democracy. His personal and political behavior has diminished America on the world stage. He has torn apart basic assumptions about political normality in an effort to expand his power. His speech and actions, first as a candidate and now as president, have either expressly or tacitly and encouraged political violence against nonwhites, Muslims and any other group the American far right views as its enemies.
There is considerable evidence to suggest that Trump is personally corrupt and is using the presidency to enrich himself, his family and other members of his cabal at the literal expense of the American people. His behavior also indicates that he is likely beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin instead of the people and interests of the United States.
These matters are made worse by Donald Trump’s clear and obvious mental health challenges, which include malignant narcissism, chronic if not pathological lying and sociopathy.
What can be done about this national and global emergency? Why do Trump’s voters and other supporters continue to back him with what seems like blind loyalty? Has chaos and malignant reality that Trump has forced upon the American people negatively impacting our mental health and well-being? If Donald Trump is in fact a malignant narcissist, what sort of threat does he pose to world peace?…”
Democrats Wave Goodbye To House Republicans After They Pass Tax Cuts For The Rich article from PoliticusUSA. –
Republicans are going to pay the ultimate price for screwing over non-rich Americans and passing Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam.
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE BIGGEST LIAR THE WHITE HOUSE HAS EVER SEEN, HISTORIAN SAYS article from Newsweek. –
It only took a little over 10 months for them to figure that out!?!
Trump Claimed Keystone Pipeline Had ‘No Downside’ And Now It’s Leaking 210,000 Gallons Of Oil article from PoliticusUSA. –
It isn’t surprising that Trump lied about allowing dangerous oil pipelines to proceed and now communities and the environment are paying the ultimate price.
The Trump Family Made Millions from Drug Cartels and the Russian Mafia in Panama City: Report article from Alternet. –
As I’ve previously noted, if you follow the money from Trump’s businesses, it will lead you to a lot of dark places:
“Robert Mueller has some new material to work with as he continues his investigation of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. A new report shows that for 10 years, a Trump property in Panama City collected millions of dollars from the Russian mafia and Colombian drug cartels. An investigation from Global Witness, an international NGO that probes corruption and money laundering, reveals how the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower turned a blind eye to crime lords looking for a safe haven to stash their blood money.
The property, which the lead broker Alexandre Ventura Nogueira describes as “Ivanka Trump’s baby,” listed units for three times the going rate in Panama City, thanks to the Trump name. Nogueira worked closely with the Trump family; he claims he attended at least 10 meetings with Ivanka Trump, who challenged him to sell 100 units in the building. “The agreement was, I had a week to sell 100 units,” Nogueira told Reuters. “I said, ‘I’m going to do better, I’m going to sell without telling (the buyers) the price.’”
Nogueira later fled Panama after he was arrested for unrelated charges of real estate fraud. From his European asylum, he told NBC that at least half of his Trump Ocean Club customers were Russians, including some with “questionable backgrounds.” Only later did he learn of their ties to Russian organized crime circles.
NBC reports that Mauricio Ceballos, a former prosecutor in Panama who investigated Trump’s business associates for financial crimes, called the Trump Ocean Club “a vehicle for money laundering.”…”
14 reasons why Trump’s tweets on Al Franken cannot be ignored article from Think Progress. –
Because there are at least 14 women so far that have accused Trump of the same thing.
Trump’s Risky, Unearned Sanctimony About Al Franken article from The Atlantic. –
More on our dimwitted dip shit’s ignorance on tweeting about Al Franken’s sexual misconduct.
Trump’s penchant for deception is infecting his team article from McClatchy News. –
Our demented delusionist’s profound ignorance and corruption affect his entire administration – which is why it will go down in history as the worst, most corrupt administration in history.
The Pathological Refusal to Report the Simple Truth About Presidential Lying article from Alternet. –
Why much of the media won’t call out Trump for the endless lies he tells:
“It is a truism to say that everyone lies to someone. Since public officials entrusted with power in our democracy are no exception to this human trait—as historical research documents—it should be exceedingly acceptable to point out that all politicians, from your local city council right up to the White House, lie as well. The Framers afforded the press special constitutional protection in large part to ensure that such lies would not reach the public unchallenged.
Tragically, one of the most honest rhetorical tools that journalists have in the fight for truth has been struck from the lingua franca of US journalists. Within the stilted framework of mainstream news “objectivity,” the simple act of calling out “lies” or “lying” by a politician—especially a president—is now taboo. It imputes impossible-to-determine motives to those accused, the thinking goes, so the use of these words to identify a documented falsehood is now considered controversial, partisan, inflammatory, unfair.
Last fall, NPR editorial director Michael Oreskes constructed his own Orwellian logic to defend his news organization’s refusal to use “liar,” asserting that the word constitutes “an angry tone” of “editorializing” that “confirms opinions” (FAIR.org, 3/1/17). In January, Maggie Haberman, one of the New York Times’ preeminent political reporters, said much the same, claiming that her job was “showing when something untrue is said. Our job is not to say ‘lied.’”
The absurd lengths to which corporate media will go to avoid calling presidential lies what they are has been readily apparent in the past month. After four US soldiers were killed in combat in Niger at the beginning of October—under still mysterious circumstances—Donald Trump and then his White House team issued a series of escalating and contradictory false claims to cover for their bumbling, belated response…”
Why Trump Lies article from Alternet. –
Because our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator dreams of being authoritarian – and because he’s incapable of telling the truth.
10 Trump Administration Atrocities Going Under-Reported Amid Russia Hysteria article from Medium. –
Much of the chicanery being perpetrated by America’s most corrupt-ever president is flying under the radar due to his exploding Russia scandal which is about to engulf him.
Trump Proclaims Himself Your Favorite President While Attacking Sen. Jeff Flake article from PoliticusUSA. –
Fooling himself again, our lackluster lame duck president actually declares himself to be America’s favorite president, despite the obvious fact that he is not nor will he ever be.
‘IT’S A PONZI SCHEME’: WALL STREET FEARS TRUMP’S DERANGED TAX PLAN COULD KICK OFF ECONOMIC EUTHANASIA article from Vanity Fair. –
More on the egregious scam that is Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scheme:
“It’s a Ponzi scheme,” a Wall Street executive told me, dismissing the idea that a multi-trillion dollar tax cut for multinational corporations would trickle down throughout the economy and also pay for itself. It’s a view that’s widely shared among the bankers, hedge-fund managers, traders, and quants whose job it is to determine, with Vulcan accuracy, how the Republican tax bill that passed the House yesterday will actually affect the markets. It’s also more than a little ironic, given that the plan was spearheaded by two former senior partners of Goldman Sachs turned Trump shills—Gary Cohn and Steve Mnuchin—a pedigree that has done little to reassure Wall Street veterans who worry that the White House may accidentally nuke the economy in the name of “tax reform.” “Will this be the first tax cut in American history that actually results in a recession?” the executive asked.
It’s a great question. And the House plan provides plenty to be worried about in that regard. Take, for instance, the proposed elimination of the deductibility of state and local taxes. That is obviously a cynical, politically motivated ploy on Donald Trump’s part to penalize voters who didn’t vote for him (for good reason) in high-tax blue states, such as New York and California, and to give a benefit to the red-state voters who did vote for him. (I get it, elections have consequences.) Eliminating the deductibility of state and local taxes is an incredibly divisive plan. “It’s a transfer to red-state wealthy guys,” said the executive, who lives in a blue state.
Worse, he says, it could lead to another housing crisis, just as the last one is (or should be) still fresh in our collective memories. Here’s his thinking (which is hard to refute): Since, generally speaking, one of the largest state taxes is on property—your home—eliminating the federal tax deduction for state property taxes will inevitably cause the cost of homeownership in states with high property taxes to go up. It follows, logically, that if the annual cost of home ownership goes up, then the value of the home—which is for most people their single most-valuable asset—must go down. The National Association of Realtors commissioned a recent study that predicted that the elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes could result in a decrease in home valuations of between 10 percent and 17 percent.
That would wipe out a huge amount of homeowner equity, with the usual expected consequences: the sick feeling that comes from knowing that suddenly you are poorer, which can then lead to lower consumer spending, kicking off a recession. Furthermore, if the value of homes goes down, then whatever equity has been built up in those homes will also go down, and the ability to unlock that equity—through home-equity loans or reverse mortgages—will also decrease. Lower home values could also lead to problems—again—for the government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that have guaranteed some home mortgages, which are secured by homes worth materially less. New problems for the G.S.E.s will make it harder for people to get mortgages, leading to a lower level of home ownership than already exists…”
The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow article from Politico. –
Trump has been involved with Russia in some way shape or form since 1987 and still has ties to Russia today.
President* Trump Hears Mueller Knocking article from Esquire. –
The Mueller investigation is going to be the final nail in Trump’s failed, imploding presidency and Trump is beginning to panic.
UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 43rd Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –
The most recent breakdown of our national embarrassment’s past week of his failed presidency.
U.S. commander would balk at any ‘illegal’ order article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Nuclear commander suggests he wouldn’t follow orders from our illegitimate president on launching a nuclear strike, though it’ll take more than him to do it:
“For quite a while, the topics of Donald Trump and nuclear policy have been an area of concern. As a Republican presidential candidate, he didn’t seem to have any idea what the nuclear triad was; he was equally baffled by the first-use policy; and didn’t seem to understand what “proliferation” meant.
During the presidential transition process, Trump made matters worse, tweeting senselessly about expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal and welcoming a new international “arms race.”
Once in the Oval Office, Trump struggled some more, flunking the basics of nuclear modernization and missile defense, even while threatening to rain “fire and fury” on nuclear-armed North Korea.
But there’s a related concern that goes well beyond the president’s ignorance: what if Trump decided he actually wanted to use the world’s most dangerous weapon? There was some notable commentary on the subject over the weekend…”
What’s Behind Donald Trump’s Impulse to Sabotage Himself? article from The Daily Beast. –
Several things, though it undoubtedly begins with his profound ignorance and diminished mental capacities…
Trump’s top foreign policy adviser questions his intelligence: report article from Salon. –
Yet another top ranking miscreant in Trump’s dubious administration refers to our big Orange turd ball as an idiot.
Trump supporters have a new insance conspiracy theory article from Raw Story. –
It seems Trump supporters – the vast majority of them anyway – are just as stupid as the moron they still support…
Trump Can’t Hide His Hypocrisy On Roy Moore article from PoliticusUSA. –
On the hypocrisy of one sexual predator to another from the gift that keeps on giving:
“Kellyanne Conway has been hitting the airways to stump for accused pedophile Roy Moore without coming out and saying that she’s stomping for Roy Moore. She appeared on Fox News and said that Republicans need another yes vote in the Senate to push through Trump’s Ponzi Scheme or what he refers to as a “tax cut.”
That is quite a bit different than the statement White Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short gave last Sunday when he said, “If he did not believe that the women’s accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore.” It isn’t surprising that the Trump administration is talking out both sides of its mouth. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to articulate a White House position on Roy Moore despite being grilled by reporters at the most recent White House press briefing.
Trump appears to be trying to have it both ways. He can’t come out and publicly support Roy Moore because then Trump’s own background of sexual assault allegations once again becomes a topic of conversation. At the same time, Trump knows that Doug Jones will be a no vote on his tax bill. Trump needs Moore’s yes vote. Jones is also in favor women’s reproductive rights and marriage equality. Neither of which are things that evangelic conservatives support.
One would think that a sitting US president supporting the election of sexual predator would be unthinkable. Trump has his own record of sexual assault allegations. This puts the Republican Party between a rock and a hard place. How can they remain the party of “family values” yet elevate men with histories of predatory sexual behavior?…”
TRUMP WHITE HOUSE GOES AFTER WHITE PEOPLE ON WELFARE article from Newsweek. –
That’s going to hurt a lot of the minions that were foolish enough to vote for our illegitimate Orange turd ball…
Trump’s racist rants follow a pattern. Even his supporters are tired of it. article from Think Progress. –
Our raunchy racist in the White House is using Twitter to attack prominent African Americans while trying to distract from his imploding presidency.
After sanctuary cities ruling, Trump World blasts federal court article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Our dimwitted Orange dip shit isn’t happy that yet another court shot down another of his illegal Executive Orders due to its being unconstitutional.
Why Aren’t We Investigating the Sexual Assault Charges Against Trump? article from Alternet. –
Trump’s ‘presidency’ is full of double standards – many of which are legally questionable despite his GOP brown shirts protecting his corrupt ass – that are far from normal, despite the fact that the press refuses to hold him accountable:
“It’s now been more than six weeks since a New York Times exposé about Harvey Weinstein triggered a flood of people stepping forward with stories about being sexually harassed by powerful men. Last week, the news cycle was swamped with accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. This week, there is another accusation against Franken and an explosive Vox story reporting that numerous women say New York Times star reporter Glenn Thrush kissed and manhandled them against their will, and then talked smack about them at work afterwards.
In the midst of all this, it’s absolutely stunning to realize that the sitting president of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to evade any consequences for the numerous accusations of sexual assault and sexual harassment made against him by women who had nothing to gain by going public. His press secretary continues cheerfully deflecting questions by suggesting that Trump’s accusers, all 16 of them, are liars. Trump himself calls the whole thing “fake news,” even though there is literally a taped confession where he brags about forcibly kissing and grabbing women, because “when you’re a star, they let you do it.” In case you have forgotten the details of Trump’s boasting, here they are:
I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look. … I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
“I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” Natasha Stoynoff, who accused Trump of pushing her against a wall and shoving his tongue in her mouth, recently told People…”
Abbreviated pundit roundup: The White House embraces Moore for the sake of tax cuts for the rich article from The Daily Kos. –
Yes, you read that right: Trump and his miscreants want another perverted predator in Congress to take attention off our Sexual Predator-in-Chief and to try and pass his fraudulent tax reform scam…
Donald Trump’s FCC is a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy article from The Nation. –
Our corrupt, illegitimate president’s corrupt FCC Chairman is rewriting media-ownership rules and destroying net neutrality to benefit corrupt corporations and Americans will pay a heavy price for it.
Moron Trump Got Duped Into Endorsing Roy Moore And He Could Cost Republicans Everything article from PoliticusUSA. –
Stupid is going to hurt – and the moron in the White House is going to be feeling it soon.
The theory behind Trump’s tax cut is exactly what gave us the failed Bush economy article from Vox. –
Trump’s fraudulent GOP theory about the tax cuts prove that it is nothing but a scam:
“The last time Republicans obtained unified control of the federal government, after the 2002 midterms, they immediately set out to pass a large tax cut on dividend and capital gains income. The theory was that by making it more lucrative to invest in American businesses, they would boost business investment in the United States — making our country home to more factories and offices, driving job creation, and pushing up wages.
What happened instead was a weak, highly inegalitarian period of economic growth that was associated with the drift of America’s manufacturing base overseas and an unsustainable debt-financed boom in house building. It ended in tears, Barack Obama served as president for eight years, and then Donald Trump — having earlier toppled the GOP establishment in a tumultuous primary — became president and restored unified GOP control of the federal government for the first time since 2006.
Back in power, the new “populist” GOP is pushing the exact same economic strategy. This time, instead of aiming to slash dividend and capital gains taxes that are levied on people who own shares of stock in big companies, they are directly slashing the corporate income tax paid by those companies. But the effect — by design — is exactly the same. The idea is that by making it more profitable to own American companies, you will juice business investment in the United States.
The reality is that if we do the exact same thing we did when George W. Bush was president, we will likely get the exact same results — an inegalitarian growth pattern, an uncompetitive currency that hurts American manufacturing, and an economy based on rich people lending money to middle-class people so they can buy houses. Since the influx of foreign money that props up the whole machine can’t last forever, we should expect it to end it tears just like it did the last time…”
TRUMP’S SWAMP OF BILLIONAIRES AND LOBBYISTS REVEALED IN SECRET WHITE HOUSE VISITOR LOGS article from Newsweek. –
The fact that Trump’s claims of draining the swamp were nothing but lies has yet again been verified…
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