Misadventures of a minority-elect President 199

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 malignant minority-elect president* with his failed conspiracy theories and fairy tales of distraction to avoid responsibility for his criminal conduct into his Russia scandal coming completely unwound, a look at some of the miscreants that comprise our lackluster lame duck president’s cabal, the many ways Trump has cemented his place in history as America’s most corrupt-ever president, all of Trump’s Fox faux news conspiracy theories are falling apart yet he keeps trying desperately to push them, our demented delinquent is hiding something as he refuses to release the Democratic memo that blows apart the farcical Nunes memo, when the economy crashes and burns Trump will lay the blame on everyone else but himself, reality is about to rear its ugly head and destroy Trump’s land of delusion, tips on dealing with delusional narcissists like the illegitimate one currently occupying the White House, Trump’s infrastructure plan is yet another fraudulent endeavor, Trump’s budget proposal reveals that he could care less about the deplorables that support him – let alone the majority that doesn’t – as he’s owned by corrupt corporations, a closer look at Trump’s Russia scandal and the damage it has already done, our Loser-in-Chief won’t talk about all the alt-right terrorists because they make up the majority of the minority that support his sorry ass, Trump’s obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon’s plus much more.

Trump’s Russia Cover Story Just Fell Apart As White House Can’t Provide Evidence Of FBI Bias article from PoliticusUSA. –

The fairy tales and conspiracy theories being pushed as fake news to try and save our dimwitted dip shit’s corrupt ass are failing miserably.

The Other Memo Lawmakers Want the Public to See – But Trump Doesn’t article from Roll Call. –

Our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator – aided by some of the miscreants in his White House – actually crafted a secret memo claiming abusive powers that no president has to commit war crimes.

Trump doesn’t get the ‘best people.’ He gets the worst. Here’s why. article from The Week. –

On the cesspool of corruption that is the miscreants and misfits that make up our lackluster lame duck president’s cabal.

With Mark Warner conspiracy theory, Trump goes 0-for-3 article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

One would think that after the first two efforts to save his sorry ass failed Trump would quit, but he’s apparently too stupid to figure it out:

“Donald Trump was very excited about the Republicans’ “Nunes memo,” though the stunt clearly didn’t work out well. The president was nearly as excited about a GOP report this week that suggested Barack Obama may have intervened in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton probe, before the story was completely discredited.

But the guy who championed Birtherism for several years isn’t the type to give up on the search for exciting new conspiracy theories. And so, Trump published this missive last night about Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russia scandal:

“Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a ‘paper trail’ on a ‘private’ meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.”

The president – who ostensibly has access to a vast, multi-billion-dollar intelligence apparatus, providing him with almost limitless amounts of vetted information – was apparently relying on something he saw on Fox News…”

Tracing the Trump White House’s year of permanent scandal article from NBC News. –

The many ways Trump has cemented his place in history as America’s most corrupt-ever president.

What’s Trump’s Parade Really About? His Bottomless Insecurity article from Common Dreams. –

Throwing shade on his failed presidency and his constant contradictions of his broken promises with a useless authoritarian style parade reveals more of his insecurities.

Chuck Schumer Guts Donald Trump By Asking The One Question That Eeryone Wants Answered article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our demented delinquent refuses to release the Democratic memo that shows the Nunes memo was nothing but a lie, making it obvious that he’s trying to cover something up.

‘Outrageous’: Widespread Anger After Trump Blocks Democrats’ Takedown of Nunes Memo article from Common Dreams. –

More on Trump’s refusal to release the memo that exposes more of his lies:

“President Donald Trump’s decision late Friday to block a memo by House Democrats—which rebuts a “cherry-picked” document released last week that’s been decried as “propaganda” meant to discredit the ongoing probe into allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice levied against the Trump campaign—was met with outrage by Democratic lawmakers, ethics experts, and other political observers.

Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) tweeted “THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. Both GOP & Dems voted to release Dem memo. I read it and am convinced @realDonaldTrump is now intentionally hiding relevant information from the American people in order to mislead the public. An innocent person would not block the memo.#ReleaseTheDemMemo https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/962126503755571200 …”

In a letter to the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)—who served on Trump’s transition team and is responsible for the creation of the “cherry-picked” memo—Trump’s counsel wrote Friday that “although the president is inclined to declassify the [second] memorandum, because the memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time,” and teased the possibility that Trump may approve the release of a redacted version.

Critics dismissed as disingenuous the president’s claim that he had to block the second memo over national security concerns—pointing out that Trump ignored warnings from his own Justice Department about releasing the first memo, and even attacked top officials at the department and the FBI ahead of its release—and concluded that Trump simply wants to hide the takedown of the Nunes memo from the American public…”

Will Supreme Leader Trump Commit the Supreme International Crime? article from Counterpunch. –

Our big Orange dickless-tater is looking to commit more war crimes to deflect from his failed presidency and endless corruption that is taking it down in flames.

Key Trump ally in Congress ‘goes off the rails’ with odd allegation article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

More evidence of Trump’s collusion with Devin Nunes – his lead GOP brown shirt lap dog in Congress – in trying desperately to end the investigation into Trump’s endless cesspool of corruption and obstruction.

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Blocking Dem Memo Shows He’s ‘Clearly Got Something to Hide’ article from PolitucusUSA. –

More on the latest brick laid in Trump’s wall of obstruction as he refuses to release the memo that shows the GOP memo is nothing but a fraud.

How Long Before Trump Turns On His New Fed Chairman? article from Vanity Fair. –

When the over-inflated stock market comes crashing down to where it actually belongs and the economy implodes due to Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam, the blame will be laid squarely on everyone else, not the person actually responsible for it:

“Because he views the U.S. presidency as simply a spin-off of The Apprentice, last fall, Donald Trump went about selecting a new Federal Reserve chairman as though he was picking the winner of his reality-TV show. He made sure to tip off the press before each one-on-one interview. He threw in a midseason plot twist, cutting former Fed favorite Gary Cohn out of the running. He asked a group of random congressmen to raise their hands for their favorite candidates. And, the pièce de résistance: he put out an actual teaser trailer in which he hyped up the forthcoming announcement, telling viewers that he was fully aware they were “anxiously awaiting my decision as to who the next head of the Fed will be,” and that they shouldn’t worry, because “everyone will be very impressed.” In the end, the “winner” was Jerome Powell who, despite Trump’s track record, actually wasn’t a terrible pick! Powell has experience in both government and on Wall Street, he worked at the U.S. Treasury under George H.W. Bush, and he was nominated to the Fed Board of Governors by Barack Obama. Compared to nine-tenths of the other people working in the administration, Powell is downright over-qualified for the job. Which means that it’s only a matter of time before Trump turns on him.

Powell’s first day on the job was Monday, February 4, which, as you may recall, was the day the Dow suffered its biggest single-day point drop in history. For the rest of the week, investors were basically on a roller coaster ride from hell, with the S&P 500 officially entering a “correction” on Thursday, and the Dow dropping 1,022 points at one point on Friday before surging in the last few minutes of trading to end the day up 330 points. Many are bracing for more volatility in the coming weeks, for a variety of reasons exacerbated Trump’s tax cuts. Investors are worried that the cuts combined with strong wage growth will cause Powell to raise interest rates in the near future, in order to slow down a roaring economy onto which the president basically just dumped a bunch of gasoline. That would certainly cool things off, but would also dampen the growth spurt Trump is trying so desperately to achieve, which would make the presidential man-child very angry. And we all know what happens when the man-child gets angry.

“We could suddenly see tweets about Jay Powell in the middle of the night,” Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told Bloomberg TV during a prescient interview last month. The Fed, of course, is an independent institution, but remember that we’re dealing with a president who reportedly wanted the director of the F.B.I. to take a pledge of loyalty to him, and then fired the guy when said pledge was rebuffed. Even before Trump was sworn into office, observers worried he would try to bend the Fed to his will, à la Richard Nixon. “I’m worried about the pressures to politicize the Fed,” Charles Plosser, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, told reporter Peter Coy. “I think it’s going to get stronger.” That Powell is unlikely to be intimidated by Trump makes a series of social media-based tantrums all the more likely. “I don’t think [Powell] is inclined to be irresponsible just to support the president,” Julia Coronado, a former Fed staffer told Businessweek—which probably all but guarantees a presidential breakdown.

Really, all that‘s left for Trump to do at this point is to come up with a derogatory epithet for Powell and hit send. Cohn might not be happy with the outcome, but ultimately, he may have dodged a bullet…”

To get President Trump, anything goes article from The Grand Island Independent. –

On removing the national embarrassment that we call our president* and how anything goes – since that’s how he works too.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Reality is catching up with Trump article from The Daily Kos. –

Trump’s little land of delusion is about to get blown out of the water by reality – and karma…

Trump’s selective outrage about ‘due process’ is hard to miss article from Think Progress. –

Oh the irony of America’s worst-ever president’s* convenient selective outrage when he thinks it serves a purpose despite the fact that it reveals more of his ignorant corruption.

Here’s how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control article from Business Insider. –

Tips on dealing with narcissists – such as the one currently occupying the White House currently supported by a minority of morons, many of which are just like him:

“*Narcissists struggle with having positive feelings about someone while they are mad at them.

*This means they get incredibly fierce and cruel during arguments.

*For many people, the best thing to do is to leave a narcissist and cut them out of their life.

*If this isn’t possible there are some tactics you can use to stop the argument escalating.

*But it won’t be easy…”

Carl Bernstein: We’ve never had a president who lies like Trump article from The Hill. –

We’ve probably never had such a minority of morons that are foolish enough to believe and still support his lying ass either…

President Trump doubles down on doublespeak article from LowellSun. –

Many of Trump’s lies contain doublespeak which is always revealed by his profoundly idiotic actions.

Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan is a fraud article from Think Progress. –

Unsurprising given that everything else he does is a fraud too…

Trump keeps taking credit for Obama-era successes article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Always one to try and take credit for things he never does – this time involving the EPA – but never one to admit his mistakes:

“About a month ago, the Associated Press reported that the Environmental Protection Agency had an important new boast: the number of Superfund sites had shrunk thanks to completed cleanup efforts. It was, officials claimed, a major Trump administration accomplishment.

Except it wasn’t, really. The cleanup work on the Superfund sites in question was completed during the Obama administration. Trump World just wanted to take credit. (In fact, the AP found that work on Superfund sites slowed in 2017 to a level lower than any year of the Obama or Bush eras.)

Last week, as the New York Times reported, something similar happened.

The Trump administration has released data showing a large increase in penalties against polluters, as well $20 billion in commitments from companies to correct problems that have caused environmental damage. […]…”

Donald Trump Has a Repulsive Plan to Rally His Base for 2018 article from Alternet. –

Because you have to continue catering to the minority of morons that support you…

President Trump’s Budget Would Add $7.2 Trillion in Federal Deficits Over 10 Years article from TIME. –

And the elderly and the poor would end up paying a lot of that cost while being screwed out of everything else.

The White House’s Problem Is Dishonesty, Not Chaos article from The Atlantic. –

The fact that the president* and his administration lie about everything is coming back to bite them big time.

Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision We Cannot Afford to Ignore article from Common Dreams. –

Trump’s vision of America reveals that he is owned by large corporations and could give a shit less about the deplorables he calls supporters or the majority that opposes him:

“A President’s budget reflects his vision for America. From that perspective, President Trump’s vision is stark, with the most affluent individuals and powerful corporations accumulating more wealth — and wielding more power, and facing fewer limits, to treat workers and consumers as they choose — while tens of millions of struggling Americans must reduce their already modest standards of living.

While some media coverage has portrayed this budget as largely irrelevant, such a judgment is premature and likely mistaken. The President is his party’s leader, his party controls the House and Senate, and his budget reflects his priorities and vision for the country. Congress likely won’t enact many of the budget’s specific proposals in 2018. But the budget shows what the President intends to seek if his party retains control of the House in November and picks up a seat or two in the Senate — the narrow margin by which legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fell short last year.

The budget comes just weeks after the President and Congress enacted a top-heavy tax cut, one that the Tax Policy Center estimated will give those who make more than $1 million a year an average annual tax cut of $70,000 — more than the entire annual income of the median-income household. Nevertheless, the budget calls for slashing one program after another that provides basic assistance for large numbers of Americans of modest means and promotes upward mobility.

*It proposes once again to repeal the ACA’s coverage expansions and gouge Medicaid deeply on top of that — cutting Medicaid for seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children, as well as other adults — and to eliminate federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions (a central feature of the Cassidy-Graham bill, which the budget embraces). That would leave millions more low- and moderate-income people uninsured or underinsured…”

Trump-Russia Isn’t About the Cover-Up. It’s About the Crime. article from The Daily Beast. –

A closer look at Trump’s Russia Scandal and the damage it has already done to his failed presidency.

Katy Tur Destroys Trump By Listing All The Ways That He Has Leaked Or Mishandled Classified Intel article from PoliticusUSA. –

The many ways Trump has endangered National Security with his mishandling of secret info – after bitching about the way Hillary Clinton would have handled it…

Terror victims Donald Trump won’t talk about: Americans killed by the alt-right article from Salon. –

Trump won’t talk about the alt-right terrorists because they are what makes up the majority of the minority that support his sorry ass.

Trump’s obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon’s article from The Washington Post. –

Unsurprising since Trump’s corruption is far more extensive than Nixon’s too:

“Now that a consensus is beginning to emerge that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has the evidence to make a compelling case of obstruction of justice against President Trump, the president’s defenders have trotted out a new defense: that obstruction on its own is a mere “procedural crime” that doesn’t really count unless coupled with proof of guilt on an underlying crime.

In other words, defenders view the Mueller probe as akin to the Watergate investigation without the break-in. But this view is wholly untenable.

The legal version of the argument is, as explained by Rich Lowry in National Review, “if Trump didn’t collude with Russia — or doesn’t have some other criminal secret to hide — it’s hard to see what his corrupt intent would be in an obstruction case.”

First, the premise doesn’t hold water. We won’t know for some time what Mueller’s probe will uncover, but we already know that the Trump campaign had extensive contacts with Russians — The Post has reported more than 30 — and that Trump flatly lied in claiming there were none. More damning, the president himself insisted on drafting a false account of the famous June 9, 2016, meeting between a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and senior campaign members, including Donald Trump Jr…”

Trump’s Biggest Potential Conflict of Interest Is Hiding In Plain Site article from Forbes. –

Many of the tenants in Trump-owned properties are questionable, especially with the way Trump does business.

White House tells $7 trillion lie about Trump’s budget proposal article from Think Progress. –

Again, as Trump lies about everything else, he’s also lying about his budget scam – which also breaks many of the promises he made to the minority of minions that support him.

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