Misadventures of a minority-elect President 190

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 malevolent minority-elect president begin with Trump’s latest rally supporting another sexual predator running for Senate in Alabama being a bust as most of the arena was empty, once again our fake president is crying about fake news while trying to discredit the imminent implosion from his Russia scandal, the utter hypocrisy of our fake president’s war on fake news, yet more evidence that the fraudulent tax reform scam pushed by Trump and the GOP is nothing but a con, the majority of Americans believe Trump and his administration are the most corrupt in American history, more on the endless lies told by Trump and the miscreants in his administration with total unapologetic impunity, a guide on how to recognize and combat our wannabe dictator’s authoritarianism tendencies, how Trump’s dubious deeds and corrupt actions are doing the opposite of making America great again, our contraceptive inducing president’s popularity among Fox faux news fans is dropping drastically, Trump inadvertently admits his tax reform scheme is a scam and much more.

Trump boasts of ‘packed to the rafters’ Florida rally after online photos show mostly empty arena article from The Raw Story. –

Photos show that America’s worst-ever president’s rallies certainly aren’t what they used to be as fewer people are showing up to support his sorry ass…

A battle for public opinion: Trump goes to war over Mueller and Russia article from The Guardian. –

As our fake president feels the heat over his impending implosion from obstructing justice in his Russia scandal, he and alt-right media are using fake news to try and discredit it.

9 New and Crazy Revelations About Unhinged Trump article from Alternet. –

Yet more evidence that our national embarrassment is not and never will be presidential and has no business occupying the White House.

As his support drops to a new low, Trump makes history article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Less than one year into his tenure, Trump is officially making records as the worst president in American history:

“As the first year of the Donald Trump presidency nears its end, most national polling puts his approval rating in the mid- to high-30s, which is roughly where it’s been since the summer. The latest national report from the Pew Research Center found that the Republican president has actually reached a new low, with his support dropping to just 32%.

To put that in context, among other presidents from this generation, Bill Clinton had the lowest approval rating at the end of his first year, and his support stood at 48% at this point in 1993. Trump is 16 points below that level, which is just embarrassing. The president wanted to make history, and he has, though probably not in the way he had in mind.

But going through the results, I was especially interested in the shifts in attitudes among traditional Trump supporters.

Currently, 76% of Republicans and Republican leaners approve of Trump’s job performance, compared with 84% who did so in February. […]…”

An Out Of Control Trump Rages At The Press As Justice For The Russia Scandal Closes In On Him article from PoliticusUSA. –

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Trump’s imploding presidency from his Russia scandal is hitting home.

Trump’s Enablers: A Leader This Malignant Stays in Power With a Lot of Help article from Alternet. –

Trump and all his brown shirts aiding and abetting him need to be held accountable for their actions.

Trump’s #MeToo moment article from Axios. –

Megyn Kelly – of all people – will have three women accusing our Sexual Predator-in-Chief of sexual misconduct on her NBC show.

If only our fake president acted more like the ‘fake’ news media he hates so much article from USA Today. –

On the hypocrisy of our fake president’s war on fake news:

“President Trump in the last few days has demanded that reporters at ABC, CNN and The Washington Post be fired for committing “fake news.” The offenses ranged from incorrect dates on ABC and CNN stories that made them seem more significant than they were, to a photo that the Post’s David Weigel incorrectly said was evidence of a less than “packed” crowd at Trump’s speech in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday.

Trump demanded an apology and a retraction from Weigel on Saturday afternoon. Three minutes later, Weigel tweeted: “Sure thing: I apologize.” He said he had deleted the photo and explained, “Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner.” Apparently that wasn’t good enough; an hour later Trump tweeted: “FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.”

Here’s a thought experiment. What if Trump acted more like the media? ABC News made the most egregious error, imposed a four-week suspension on the offending reporter, and issued the most fulsome, contrite apology. That’s the model most appropriate for Trump. So, imagine:

Office of the Press Secretary

Statement by President Trump regarding a report that he still questions the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate:…”

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 46th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A breakdown of the most recent week of our demented delinquent’s failed presidency.

‘What a perverts he is’: Trump’s accusers provide new details of sexual harassment article from Think Progress. –

New information about some of Trump’s sexual predator victims coming to light as three of the women go into previously undocumented detail about his deviancy.

Trump’s Treasury Dept embarrasses itself with one-page ‘analysis’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Yet more evidence that the fraudulent tax reform scam is nothing but a con designed to screw the rich while giving to the wealthy that own most of Congress and Trump.

Trump Takes a Stand on Corruption — by Withdrawing the US From Anti-Corruption Pact article from Truthout. –

The most corrupt president in US history removes the US from the anti-corruption pact:

“The degree of corruption displayed by the Trump administration is on a scale that is hard to keep track of, and hits so close to home that we often forget about the wider global implications of having an incompetent, at best, and more likely a traitorous “president.” As many of us have realized since Day 1, the antics of the Distractor-in-Chief have served as excellent cover for his real agenda: covertly implementing pro-corporate policies.

In this vein, another international issue that flew under the radar recently was the withdrawal of the US last month from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as an implementing country. Through President Barack Obama, the US joined the “Anti-Corruption Pact,” as it has been called, in 2011.

Now, Trump’s hasty decision to pull out sends an unmistakable signal: corruption is tolerated if it helps line corporate pockets. According to Trump and lots of Republicans, anything regulating business is bad, even transparency. But the reality is that removing the US from EITI benefits no one.

Launched in 2002 by then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, EITI helps address the systemic corruption in countries whose GDP relies primarily on resource extraction. More than 52 countries across the world have joined the pact, which imposes international standards on business transparency so as to hinder illicit payments such as bribes or other forms of corruption. The basic idea of the Anti-Corruption Pact is simple: if extractive firms and corporations are forced to publicly disclose their contributions to government, then citizens can hold them accountable. The agreement is designed to help countries avoid the perils of the so-called “resource curse” often faced by undeveloped, resource-rich nations…”

Do Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Help the Economy? article from Common Dreams. –

More on the fraud that is Trump’s GOP tax reform scam.

Jake Tapper Calls Out Trump’s Hypocrisy On ‘Fake News’ Attacks article from The Huffington Post. –

Tapper created a bulleted list of our fake president’s lies and fake news that Trump neglects to mention every time he goes on one of his delusional rants.

Trump Administration Is the Most Corrupt Government Institution in the United States, Americans Believe article from Newsweek. –

The majority – not the minority that ‘elected’ our duplicitous Loser-in-Chief – are well aware that he and his administration are the most corrupt in American history.

Don’t Cower Before Authoritarians and Liars article from Talking Points Memo. –

On the importance of standing up to our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator and the liars in his White House that foolishly continue trying to protect him:

“Back on Friday, CNN’s Manu Raju made a major error in a report on emails tied to Wikileaks and Donald Trump Jr. As we discussed Friday afternoon, the nature of the error turned on the date of the email in question – September 4th versus September 14th. CNN had multiple sources read or describe the email to its reporter. But later in the afternoon, The Washington Post obtained the actual email, which was clearly dated the 14th. As noted, the difference was much more than the date. CNN corrected the story and had some pretty significant egg on its face.

Over the weekend in Mike Allen’s Axios newsletter he discussed this and two other stories. That’s what I want to talk about because I think it is an example of precisely what we should not, as journalists and citizens, be doing to respond to the civic menace of the Trump Presidency. The other flawed stories Allen mentioned were the ABC Brian Ross story which led to Ross’s suspension and then another by Bloomberg News about subpoenas to Deutsche Bank. I have a quibble on the latter piece. It’s not clear to me that story was actually wrong. As we noted, the White House denied the account but the bank likely would not have been allowed to tell them whether it was true or not.

But that’s not really the point. Though Allen is clearly on the right side of this argument, noting that the President is hostile to freedom of the press itself and the importance of preserving those freedoms. Yet he concludes with this …

Be smart: This is a battle of epic proportions. We have a president waging a relentless war against all media, minus Fox News and pro-Trump organs. The vast majority of one of our two political parties agrees with him and increasingly sees media as an enemy of the state. Only strong, responsible, accurate, non-hyperbolic journalism can withstand the assault. Make no mistake: This was a terrible week for the cause…”

PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ goes to Donald Trump article from Salon. –

For three years in a row now either lies started by our nefarious narcissist or the trash he dubiously spreads have won the award.

White House Slamming Media’s Mistakes Is Height Of Hypocrisy article from The Huffington Post. –

Especially with all the lies that Trump and the miscreants that work for him repeatedly spread with total impunity…

Trump Tests the Limits of Shame article from The Atlantic. –

Twitter should immortalize the profound stupidity of our illegitimate, malignant minority-elect president…

Increasingly a Necessity: A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism article from Alternet. –

How to fight back against a lawless president who wants to be a dictator and his felonious administration:

“Nearly a year ago, intuitively recognizing the Trump administration’s authoritarian aspirations, Polish journalist and activist Martin Mycielski wrote “Year 1 Under Authoritarianism.” In those early, nerve-racking days following Trump’s inauguration, the piece was shared across social media, an ominous portent of what was to come. The document—helpfully subtitled, “What To Expect?”—offered a list of predictions and warnings about Trump’s first year in office, and exhortations to fight back at every turn. In his introduction, published just days after Trump’s inauguration, Mycielski noted the article was based on his own experience in Poland, where extreme-right nationalists have taken over the government, and in a recent ugly demonstration, the streets. The piece should be read as an instructive manual of sorts, culled from firsthand observation of the “populists, authoritarians and tinpot dictators” leading right-wing movements across Europe.

“With each passing day, the [Polish] government is moving the country further away from the liberal West and towards the authoritarian models of the East,” Mycielski wrote. “Hundreds of thousands have protested against every illiberal, unlawful step. Every time we believed it couldn’t get any worse. We were wrong. This is why we want you, our American friends, to be spared the shock, the awe, the disbelief of this happening to you. Let’s hope history proves us wrong and the US wakes up in time…[H]ope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

Mycielski’s “survival guide” has only become more disturbingly relevant with time, its predictions proved frighteningly accurate. Like Umberto Eco’s guide to fascism, it presciently notes the actions and attitudes that now unquestionably define this presidency; the lies and obfuscation of truth, racist fear-mongering, historical revisionism, purposeful chaos and anti-First Amendment agenda. Manipulation and malice are the Trump regime’s forte. (To see how quickly a country can be remade by a charlatan and his abettors, go back and review some of the earliest entries from Amy Siskind’s weekly list tracking changes under Trump. It’s all pretty scary, especially seeing it unfold in real time.)

But if there’s any hope, it will only come from recognizing the reality of what’s happening here, how much damage is being done, how much earth already scorched. The year has somehow flown by, yet seemed interminable. It’s good to remember the very big, very frightening picture before us, how far we’ve already come, and to consider what recourse we have with complicit and corrupt forces standing in the way. —Kali Holloway…”

62,984,825 Americans Voted for This article from Esquire. –

At what point is it time to start holding the minority of morons that ‘elected’ – with the help of the electoral college – the piece of shit in the White House accountable?

Behold the Most Blistering Major Newspaper Editorial of Donald Trump’s Disastrous Presidency article from Alternet. –

USA Today lights into the failed flaws of the piece of shit currently occupying the White House and the joke that he has become.

Donald…we need to talk. America’s messy divorce from Donald Trump. article from Extra News Feed. –

On the many ways our demented delusionist has soiled himself and the rest of America with his profound corruption and stupidity.

Trump’s FCC Has Spend the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press article from Truthout. –

Since our pathological peckerhead in the White House is losing his war on fake news, his corrupt FCC Chairman has been illicitly working to help him at our expense:

“On Tuesday, November 21, media advocates were incredibly busy. Just as they were packing up and logging out for the coming Thanksgiving holiday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman and former Verizon attorney Ajit Pai released his plans to decimate net neutrality, which will be voted on Thursday, December 14. Advocates and the public rightly decried the fact that Pai tried to lessen the blowback from this aggressive and unpopular action by releasing the plan at that particular time.

Yet, choosing this timing was not even Pai’s most slimy, deceptive act that day. Also on November 21 — while media advocates were trying to respond to Pai’s plans to hand the internet to cable and telecom companies — he released an equally worrying statement on the FCC’s website about “reviewing” ownership restrictions for corporate media giants.

The word “review” is a little misleading. In reality, the statement “seeks to allow even greater media consolidation. Ignoring federal law…,” said FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat.

This is a frightening proposition, given that, thanks in large part to Bill Clinton’s Telecommunications Act of 1996, the ownership rules are already so relaxed that about 90 percent of the country’s major media companies are owned by six corporations. Further consolidation poses an existential threat to the capacity of media to serve a civic function (as opposed to simply a source of profit). However, the consolidation statement received little attention — a reality that holds true for most of the numerous and consequential actions taken by Pai this year. With the exception of net neutrality, which itself received much less coverage than it warranted, FCC actions tend to be ignored by almost all media but the business press…”

How to Stop Trump article from CounterPunch. –

Standing together and fighting back against the Orange asswipe and his ilk is working…

After Alabama, Trump World struggles to explain a double standard article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trump and his GOP brown shirts are trying desperately to push their fraudulent tax reform scam through before Alabama’s newly elected Democratic Senator is sworn in.

Donald Trump Jr. Blames Obama for His Father’s FCC Chair Destroying the Internet article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump must keep Jr. around to make him look smarter – Obama had nothing to do with Trump’s GOP FCC Chairman destroying Net Neutrality.

What Does Trump Mean by ‘Make America Great Again’? article from Common Dreams. –

Trump’s duplicitous actions and corrupt deeds contradict his dubious MAGA slogan:

“Donald Trump’s now ubiquitous slogan, “Make America Great Again!”, is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America’s past is Mr. Trump referring to when he says “Again”?

Would Mr. Trump prefer America return to the days of slavery, Jim Crow and labor exploitation in unsafe factories, mines, foundries and plantations? How about the late 19th century when “Robber Barons” monopolized one industry after another? Is he longing for the days when women were second-class citizens and couldn’t vote, until securing this right less than 100 years ago, only to still be paid lower wages than their male colleagues for performing the same jobs and faced with consumer and educational discrimination?

Or is Trump referring to a time when the US was less of a giant empire than it is today?

Or, more optimistically, in the nineteen sixties and early seventies when America had its highest real wages and a large trade surplus? Has anyone heard him say he wanted to return America to that prominence that peaked in the nineteen sixties?…”

Trump’s Anti-Media Argument Collapses As America Trusts Every News Organization More Than Him article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our delusional dip shit of a fake president is losing his war on fake news – as his fake news keeps falling apart.

Trump’s popularity is plummeting among Fox News fans article from The Raw Story. –

Trump’s popularity is plummeting among Fox News fans

When minions whose thoughts and actions are all dependent on faux news like Fox News start disliking our perfect argument for birth control they helped ‘elect,’ said contraceptive president has a serious problem…

Trump Just Accidently Told Millions of Working Class Families the Truth About GOP Tax Plan article from Common Dreams. –

Trump inadvertently told the truth – something he never does – about the GOP’s fraudulent tax reform scam: that it’s the biggest tax increase in American history.

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