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 anti-gun protesters drawing 3 times more protesters to Washington D.C. than showed up for his inauguration – which should really piss him off, Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda turns on him over his fraudulent tax reform scam, it’s going to be a very long, ruinous week for America’s most corrupt-ever president*, once again our fake president is bitching about fake news that is actually very real, all the bluster and intimidation techniques that used to work for our Bully-in-Chief are no longer effective, Trump’s inability to get lawyers to represent him over his Russia scandal suggests he may be more guilty than originally thought, you have major problems when one of your own right-wing whack jobs turns on you, our nefarious narcissist’s base is beginning to turn on him since they realize they’ve been conned, still believing everything he sees and hears on Fox faux News – his Ministry of Propaganda – is going to prove costly to his ignorant ass plus lots more.
March For Our Lives Draws 3 Times More People To DC Than Trump’s Inauguration article from PoliticusUSA. –
Having 3 times more protesters showing up at an anti-gun rally than supporters showing up at his inauguration will undoubtedly piss off our national embarrassment.
Light at the End of the Tunnel? article from CounterPunch. –
On the constant unraveling of America’s worst-ever president*, in large part due to corruption, and the rising wave that will remove the GOP from Congress in November.
Major New Investigation Into Trump? article from Alternet. –
More on Trump’s fraudulent business dealings, this time in India.
Fox News Turns On Trump And Rips His Tax Cut For Not Helping Workers article from PoliticusUSA. –
When Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda turns against him over his fraudulent tax reform scam, it’s a major problem:
“Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace went to town on Trump Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin for the Trump tax cut not helping workers.
(see video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zednBO5-oY&feature=youtu.be),
Transcript via Fox News Sunday:
WALLACE: When a corporate tax bill was passed, you and the president promised that most of the benefits were going to go to workers, but that’s not, in fact, what has happened so far. I want to put up this chart.
According to one study, S&P companies have given employees $5.2 billion in bonuses and higher wages, the kinds of things you and the president talked about. But at the same time they spent $157 billion on stock buybacks…”
‘Stormy Will Eat You Alive’: How a Porn Star is Making Trump World’s Lives Hell article from The Daily Beast. –
Sit back and grab some popcorn – it’ll be interesting to see how our dimwitted pussy grabbing dip shit weathers this storm…
What Else Does Stormy Daniels Have on Trump? article from The Daily Beast. –
Yet more on the upcoming revelations from a porn star’s relations with our dimwitted pussy grabbing dip shit.
Trump Says ‘Many Lawyers Want To Represent Me’ Even As Legal Team Shrinks article from The Huffington Post. –
Our Twitter tyrant probably won’t be tweeting much about Mueller for a bit until he can rebuild his Russia scandal defense team – which keeps dwindling.
Is Trump Trying to Fire Mueller or Preemptively Discredit His Findings? article from Truthout. –
Regardless of which it may be, our numb nutted nit wit is only succeeding in discrediting himself and making himself look more corrupt and guilty:
“Over the past week, nearly a year after he tried to have Robert Mueller fired, Donald Trump went on a tweeting rampage against the special counsel. Trump’s escalating Twitter attacks may be a harbinger of Mueller’s impending dismissal — or the president could be trying to preemptively discredit and delegitimize Mueller’s eventual findings against him.
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017. The following month, Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller. McGahn refused and threatened to resign. Trump backed down but has been champing at the bit to end Mueller’s investigation, apparently restrained by his lawyers’ promises that the probe is coming to an end. In addition, GOP heavyweights like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) warned that firing Mueller would spell “the beginning of the end of [Trump’s] presidency.”
But Mueller’s investigation shows no signs of abating. He continues to secure grand jury indictments, as well as plea bargains that make those pleading guilty into cooperating witnesses. And now he has subpoenaed financial records of the Trump Organization.
Behind Stormy’s saga: Trump’s systematic payoff machine is the real story article from Salon. –
The fact that our demented delinquent frequently used payoffs to silence his victims speaks volumes to those paying attention.
Trump’s ‘Fine People’ on Trial for Terror article from The Daily Beast. –
It’s amazing how our dimwitted dip shit never mentions terrorists when they’re White, Christian and support his ignorant ass…
How much is Rick Gates telling Mueller about Trump? article from Politico. –
This is going to be a very long, ruinous week for America’s most corrupt-ever president*.
Trump rips ‘so much fake news’ after Stormy Daniels interview article from The Hill. –
When a fake president bitches about fake news while espousing it, it’s a pretty safe bet that the news he calls fake in indeed real:
“President Trump on Monday ripped “so much fake news” in a tweet following the highly anticipated “60 Minutes” interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels.
“So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“But through it all, our country is doing great!”
Trump tweeted “So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!”…”
Being ‘Trump’s stooge’ could come back to haunt Devin Nunes in a big way article from Think Progress. –
Trying to protect an illegitimate minority-elect president* from his Russia scandal is proving costly to Trump’s head GOP brown shirt that tried – albeit foolishly – to exonerate him from any wrongdoing.
Claiming Executive Privilege To Avoid Mueller Could Backfire For Trump article from FiveThirtyEight. –
No one, especially the most corrupt president* to ever occupy the White House, is above the law and Trump will learn that the hard way.
Donald Trump can’t shake his ‘reverse Midas touch’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Everything Trump opposes becomes extremely popular due to his toxic failed presidency and his incorrigible ignorance.
Trump’s weekend of madness article from The Week. –
It’s always entertaining to see what kind of crisis our demented delusionist is going to create for himself, especially on weekends when he thinks no one is paying attention:
“Ah, the weekend. You might remember a time when weekends were for relaxing, for tending to your garden or spending cherished time with your loved ones. Your fridge was pinned with grocery lists and reminders. You may recall doing a crossword puzzle over coffee, or spending a few languid hours watching sports on TV. Not so anymore: During the Trump Era, weekends are blocked off on our calendars for sorting through the consequences of whatever time-bending policy outrage is dumped into the news cycle from the corridors of power in Reprobate Rome late Friday afternoon or evening.
This weekend was no exception. After days of caterwauling and feuding that involved the appointment of aspiring war criminal John Bolton as national security advisor, the assassination of the archduke moment in our impending trade war with China, the looming threat of a porn star’s revelations about the president’s peculiar peccadillos, the Dow’s worst week in over two years, and the empty and quickly unfulfilled threat to veto a six-month spending bill, Trump and his advisors decided that a good way to put the cherry on top of this slipshod sundae would be to implement new regulations banning trans men and women from serving in the U.S. military.
The president, of course, then promptly hopped on a plane to Mar-a-Lago to regain the energy necessary to post his standard allotment of grouchy, semi-literate early morning tweets before preparing to hate-watch the Sunday night Stormy Daniels interview. Even if you think the president is playing multi-dimensional strategic chess here, you have to ask: Which of these horrors is the distraction from which? Why not draw attention away from the Mueller probe by stringing together a few hours of presidential behavior in a row every other day? This is a White House that still hasn’t learned that the best way to control the media narrative would be to restore a sense of normalcy to the office and to the country.
Instead, the president and his advisors chose chaos, of the sort which would have amounted to the worst week of any other presidency in American history but was just another seven days for a Trump administration which should probably should just use a temp agency for its major hires. So far this new year, the president has fired or sent a gaggle of The Best People running for the hills of the private sector, including his Communications Director Hope Hicks, his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, his Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Porter, his chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, and his lawyer, John Dowd, whose newfound interest in not being disbarred or spending the rest of his career in a state of disgrace has mysteriously coincided with the escalation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference…”
Trump’s least qualified lawyer is now leading his legal team article from Think Progress. –
How not to defend yourself in your ongoing scandals, especially when your claim that you only hire the best people is a complete lie…
Trump’s Cabinet Is the Most Volatile in a Century article from Truthout. –
The perfect example of what happens when ‘only the best people’ in your cabinet are completely corrupt and inept like the moron that appointed them.
Trump’s Legal Threats Backfire article from The Atlantic. –
Sad!: All the bluster and intimidation that used to work for our Bully-in-Chief are no longer effective.
‘A Target, Not a Witness’: Will Trump’s Legal B-Team Collapse Before Mueller? article from Vanity Fair. –
Being unable to get lawyers to represent him during what could easily end up putting him behind bars has to have Trump freaking out:
“At the very moment when Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is spinning into higher gear, Donald Trump’s legal team is falling apart in extraordinary fashion. John Dowd, the president’s lead personal lawyer, resigned last week. Ty Cobb, who is running point for the White House on everything Russia, is on the outs. Even Joseph diGenova, the shit-kicking conspiracy theorist who was expected to join the team, unexpectedly bowed out Sunday, alongside his wife, Fox News regular Victoria Toensing, citing undefined conflicts. (The New York Times reported that Trump did not believe he had “personal chemistry” with the couple.) “I don’t think you have seen anything like this,” said former Obama general counsel Bob Bauer, struggling to identify a historical antecedent. “Like so much else around Trump, [the shake-up] is marked by confusion, a lack of consistency, and an apparent reflection of the president’s uncontrolled impulses.”
Trump’s personal legal team now consists of just one full-time attorney—Jay Sekulow—a remarkably shallow bench for a president facing potential obstruction of justice charges and the prospect of impeachment. “As far as I can tell, Ty Cobb is the only attorney left on the Trump team with experience handling federal criminal investigations,” said Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor who has been closely following the probe. “The team is thinner than you might expect for perhaps the most important investigation of our lifetime.”
One of the most critical questions, in the wake of Dowd’s departure, is who is handling negotiations over Trump’s potential interview with Mueller. For months, Dowd had been in contact with the special counsel over the issue, which had reportedly emerged as a sticking point. Dowd was rightly worried about the president testifying under oath, given his penchant for mistruths and exaggerations. Trump, however, has publicly and privately signaled an eagerness to face Mueller. With Dowd out, it is unclear where those negotiations stand. “Cobb can’t do it because he doesn’t represent Trump personally and no one else currently on the team has any experience in this area,” noted William Jeffress, an attorney who worked on the Valerie Plame leak case. Sekulow has reportedly tried to recruit more experienced lawyers, but none have yet signed on. Trump himself recently met with veteran Republican lawyers Emmet Flood and Theodore Olson, but both declined to take the case. Later Monday, it was reported that Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb were the latest prominent lawyers to decline to work for Trump.
Trump’s inability to assemble or maintain an experienced legal team could prove crippling if he is forced to square off against Mueller, a fearsome federal prosecutor assisted by “16 of the best lawyers in the country.” Cobb and Dowd were the only members of the team with the relevant credentials. Sekulow rose to prominence as a conservative commentator and for his work on religious-freedom cases through his work with the American Center for Law and Justice. A team of roughly a half dozen individuals, also affiliated with the conservative nonprofit, are reported to be working with Sekulow on Trump’s defense on a part-time basis. “You wouldn’t go to an ear and nose and throat specialist to perform heart surgery,” Bauer told me. “It is an odd notion that you just reach out and recruit lawyers that you are personally comfortable with . . . rather than select the people that have the experience and the training to address the very specific problem that you face.”…”
TRUMP HAS SCREWED HIS VOTERS REPEATEDLY, ANN COULTER, ‘IN TRUMP WE TRUST’ AUTHOR, TWEETS WHILE MAKING STORMY DANIELS JOKE article from Newsweek. –
You have a major problem when one of your own right-wing whack jobs turns on you…
Trump Takes on the World article from Alternet. –
Eviscerating the scum that voted for you while enriching your fraudulent rich friends will prove problematic for our lackluster lame duck president*.
Deadbeat Trump Can’t Get A Lawyer Because He Doesn’t Pay His Bills article from PoliticusUSA. –
Our nefarious narcissist has a history of ripping off those that work for him – he filed bankruptcy at least six times – which apparently includes lawyers that could possibly keep him out of prison.
Betrayed on Bolton and the budget, the far-right starts to turn on Trump article from Salon. –
Trump’s popularity rose a little, but it’s about to drop sharply as his base begins to realize that he lied – which he always does – to them:
“President Donald Trump’s most ardent far-right fans are in a rage against him, alleging the he’s betrayed them in two major ways: first by appointing former Iraq war booster John Bolton to head the National Security Council and second by signing a federal budget deal that increases spending while also not providing any funding for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.
Perhaps anticipating the anger of right-wing elites, in a public signing ceremony for the bill on Friday, Trump repeatedly claimed that he was “forced” into signing it and said he would not sign similar legislation in the future.
“There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things we shouldn’t have had in this bill but we were, in a sense, forced if we want to build our military, we were forced to have,” he said. “There are some things we should have in the bill. But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old.”
“This budget is a slap in the face,” radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Friday afternoon. “This budget is designed to separate Trump voters from Trump. This budget is designed to make Trump voters think Trump’s presidency is irrelevant. … It’s so obvious what this is. This is the Washington establishment doing everything they can to destroy Donald Trump and to block his agenda.”…”
Trump Does Trump, and Things Get Worse article from The Daily Beast. –
Relying on his gut and the non-existent ‘genius’ brain he delusionally claims to have to run the White House is going to cost this country big time.
The Trump administration faces Census ‘sabotage’ accusations article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Trump and his administration – as well as GOP controlled State governments everywhere – are trying desperately to keep their gerrymandered majority since they can’t win elections fairly.
Trump’s Comments About His ‘Good Genes’ Make His Death Penalty for Drug Dealers Proposal Even More Horrifying article from Truthout. –
Trump’s delusions about his fatally-flawed human traits make his comments about putting drug dealers to death sound more like Eugenics than anything else.
White House keeps pushing for power the Supreme Court says it cannot have article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
The hazards of being a Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator include having to deal with the Rule of Law and Democracy:
“Donald Trump raised a few eyebrows on Friday afternoon when he declared, “I’m calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for all government spending bills.” The president followed up soon after with a tweet, urging lawmakers to give him “a line-item veto for all govt spending bills!”
Trump probably should’ve Googled this one first. As we discussed yesterday, Congress created a line-item veto in 1996 – and it was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court two years later.
The problem got a little worse when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shared his vision for how to get around the Supreme Court’s ruling: “Congress could pass a rule, OK, that allows them to do it.”
This really isn’t that complicated. According to the Supreme Court, presidents have some options after Congress passes legislation. Signing part of a bill into law, while simultaneously vetoing other parts of the bill, is not among those options. For Mnuchin to argue that lawmakers “could pass a rule” is, as the Washington Post put it, a failure of “Government 101.”…”
The Shocking Numbers Behind the Trump Administration’s Neglect of Puerto Rico article from Alternet. –
The Trump administration’s response to Hurrican Maria was racist and extremely criminal.
Trump still throwing a tantrum over spending bill after believing bogus facts he saw on Fox News: report article from The Raw Story. –
The problem with an incompetent idiot getting his ‘News’ from his Ministry of Propaganda…
Trump Is Trying To Illegally Use Money For The Troops To Pay For His Border Wall article from PoliticusUSA. –
Still trying to get his border wall covered, though not by Mexico as promised.
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