Misadventures of a minority-elect President 213

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:

Pondering whether or not his voters and supporters even care that he’s a criminal begins today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president*, our national embarrassment’s despotic delusions of grandeur in demanding loyalty to himself above everything else is dangerous and will cost him dearly, lying outright about his border wall that he can’t seem to find funds for, Sinclair Broadcasting reveals itself as another arm of Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda to deceive the public about his profoundly corrupt incompetence – which is his greatest political liability, Trump’s tariff war is beginning to show signs of backfiring spectacularly, our Liar-in-Chief’s plot to privatize the VA is becoming blatantly obvious and much more.

Do Trump’s voters Even Care If the President Is a Criminal? article from Alternet. –

Examining the psychology of the minority that are still faithful to the criminal they voted for and support regardless of facts and the truth.

Rachel Maddow Just Sent Waves Of Terror Through The White House On Russia article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our national embarrassment is going to be freaking out as his Russia scandal continues taking his failed presidency down the drain.

King Donald rewards loyal courtiers – and other are beheaded by tweet article from Salon. –

How Trump’s despotic delusions of grandeur are dangerous to this country since he demands loyalty to himself above everything else.


If this is an example of hiring only the best with his delusional little genius brain, Trump has some serious problems:

“Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case,” Donald Trump bragged on Twitter over the weekend. “Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on.” Yet as with the vast majority of presidential tweets, this one coincided with a news cycle demonstrating just the opposite: hours later, the White House announced that attorneys Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing would no longer be joining the president’s legal defense. Trump has struggled to fill his rapidly shrinking bench since the departure of his lead personal attorney, John Dowd, last week—at least two lawyers, Tom Buchanan and Dan Webb, have turned down the job—necessitating the sudden promotion of a character as eccentric as he seems unqualified: former prosecutor and medieval historian Andrew Ekonomou.

Left running what has largely become a one-man show, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced this week that Ekonomou, who has worked on the Trump-Russia probe since June, will take on a more prominent role. Like much of the rest of the president’s legal team, however, Ekonomou lacks any experience relevant to the case. According to Reuters, he works under contract as an assistant district attorney in Brunswick, Georgia. He entered Trumpworld through his relationship with Sekulow, whom he worked with through Sekulow’s role as general counsel for conservative nonprofit the American Center for Law and Justice. (Sekulow has characterized Ekonomou as a “brilliant strategist.”) In his role, Ekonomou was apparently tasked with, among other things, dispatching a vaguely menacing letter to the son of a widow who became upset when Sekulow addressed an aggressive fund-raising request to her dead husband. (At the time, Sekulow said he was sorry and that the incident had been a “misunderstanding.”)

After studying law, Ekonomou suffered what he characterized as a “mid-life crisis” and returned to school to earn his doctorate in medieval history, with a minor in “Church History from Late Antiquity through the High Middle Ages”; he has since authored a book on Byzantine Rome and the Greek popes. Per Talking Points Memo, his law firm, Ekonomou Atkinson & Lambros, specializes in “bringing civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings against convenience store owners accused of running video poker machines.” Ekonomou and one of his partners ended up getting so rich off this line of work that they drew the attention of state authorities, who found they were working on contingency, earning a percentage of the assets from each store they busted. (Georgia passed a law in 2012 preventing such arrangements.)

Arguably little in Trump’s legal team’s background prepares it for the task ahead—a fact that Bob Bauer, who served as White House counsel under Barack Obama, told me should be deeply concerning to the president. “You wouldn’t go to an ear and nose and throat specialist to perform heart surgery,” he said. “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.” Ekonomou told Reuters that he “prosecutes a lot of murders for the D.A.” and “That’s basically it. Nothing earthshaking.” But when pressed, he dismissed the idea that he is out of his depth. “I’ve been tested plenty of times,” he said. “Just because you’re not a Beltway lawyer doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing.”…”

Roseanne tweets ‘NAZI SALUTE’ to Parkland survivor, gets a call from a ratings-obsessed Trump article from The Daily Kos. –

ABC may have made a yuge mistake by putting a moronic Trump supporter back in prime time…

Trump Says His Border Wall Is Going Up Right Now. It’s Not. article from The Huffington Post. –

Trump – as usual – lied about his wall being built and used old photographs from 2009 to tweet with.

Here’s how Trump supporters were conditioned to tolerate a criminal as president article from The Raw Story. –

It’s sad! how a minority of morons could be duped into voting for America’s most corrupt-ever president* and still support him.


More on the utter ineptitude of our dimwitted dip shit:

“The power of Donald Trump purely as a cultural mascot—he has become like Che Guevara or Uncle Sam or the San Diego Chicken—means that he’ll never go down to zero approval from his fans. Even to his non-fans, the middle finger that he represents to polite society still offers an occasional, if unworthy, pleasure. And I’ll stick to my argument from last week that Trump’s presidency—if only by clearing the bar of not having sent in military forces to unseat a foreign regime—remains comparatively tolerable. If we stay at peace, with a growing economy, then voters will probably forgive Trump’s daily clowning and broken promises.

But that’s about as far as any sane person can go with the positives. Trump’s foreign policy becomes increasingly interventionist and belligerent. His relationship to Wall Street seems to have been warmed by a shared interest in financial predation. And, in the past week alone, Trump offered so many lowlights that only his most maniacal or power-hungry loyalists could pretend all was well. Trump’s new national security adviser, we learned, was going to be the war-mongering and unmannerly John Bolton, one of the era’s greatest reputational threats to the mustache. Then Trump signed off on a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that he’d first threatened to veto and then pretended to disavow, saying he’d “never sign another bill like this again,” having secured almost none of his priorities on infrastructure or immigration.

A Trump worshipper could perhaps make the case that Trump has a good-cop, bad-cop game he’s trying to play by appointing Bolton to his post. But the omnibus bill posed a much stronger test of faith. Not only did it grant Trump barely any funds for border security—$1.6 billion—it also forbade immigration authorities from adding any more beds for detainees and forbade Trump from using any of that money toward constructing a wall from the prototypes he’d just inspected. As Vox’s immigration writer Dara Lind put it in a tweet, “Congress isn’t just not giving Trump what he wants on immigration. They’re kind of smacking him down.” The chatter is no longer about whether Trump is a dictator, but whether he’s so feckless that he’ll start a war to prove he can actually make things happen.

As a candidate who’d won by defying nearly everyone, Trump the president was theoretically in thrall to almost no one, apart from his voters. He could have told Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell that they’d get their tax cuts and Obamacare repeals when he, Trump, got his wall. He could have worked with Chuck Schumer to craft an infrastructure bill that would make Trump look like a bridger of divides—and put people to work. He could also have told Wall Street to go hang, at least for show…”

Trump Declares That Perpetrators Of Sexual Assault Be Held Accountable (Except Him) article from PoliticusUSA. –

Oh the irony of our pussy grabbing president* releasing a statement like that…

President Who Bragged Of Groping Women Declares Sexual Assault Awareness Month article from The Huffington Post. –

More on the irony of America’s worst-ever pussy grabbing president’s* decision to make April sexual assault awareness month.

Trump Lied So Much in His Latest Speech That It Requires Timestamps to Keep Track article from Esquire. –

Trump decided yet again to turn a speech in Ohio into a misleading, lie-filled endeavor to try and prop up his failed presidency and cover up his corruption.

As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace to Lose Caregivers article from Truthout. –

Our racist Ignoramus-in-Chief’s war on immigrants is proving costly to the elderly:

“Boston — After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps.

Nirva took the woman’s arm as she hoisted herself up, one step at a time, taking breaks to ease the pain in her hip. At the top, they stopped for a hug.

“Hello, bella,” Nirva said, using the word for “beautiful” in Italian.

“Hi, baby,” replied Isolina Dicenso, the 96-year-old woman she has helped care for for seven years…”

Trump Celebrates Easter With A Full Blown Meltdown On Immigration article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our Twitter tyrant was busy tweeting his usual bluster and incoherent bull shit babble on Easter, this time over DACA, Immigrants and Democrats.

Sinclair Is Less A Broadcast Group That It’s An Army Of Trump Culture Warriors article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump has another fraudulent group to add to his Ministry of Propaganda – besides Fox Faux News – for use with deceiving people over how corrupt and incompetent he is.

Letting Trump be Trump: With the ‘adults’ banished, wingnuts take control article from Salon. –

The pieces of shit our nefarious narcissist is surrounding himself with are going to prove disastrous to his already failed presidency.

Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability article from The New York Daily Intelligencer. –

It’s difficult to ascertain which Trump has more of – profound stupidity or corruption:

“My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy,” declared Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. “I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so greedy. But now I want to be greedy for the United States.” To the extent that Trump’s candidacy offered any positive appeal, as opposed to simple loathing for his opponent, this was it. He was a brilliant businessman, or at least starred in a television show as one, and he would set aside his lifelong pursuit of wealth to selflessly serve the greater good. This was the promise that pried just enough Obama voters away from Hillary Clinton in just enough upper-Midwest states to clinch the Electoral College.

Since Trump took office, his pledge to ignore his own interests has been almost forgotten, lost in a disorienting hurricane of endless news. It is not just a morbid joke but a legitimate problem for the opposition that all the bad news about Trump keeps getting obscured by other bad news about Trump. Perhaps the extraordinary civic unrest his presidency has provoked will be enough to give Democrats a historic win in the midterms this fall, but it is easy to be worried.

Trump’s approval rating hovers in the low 40s: lower than the average of any other president, yes, but seemingly impervious to an onslaught of scandals that would have sunk any other president, and within spitting range of reelectability.

As the races pick up in earnest, some kind of narrative focus is going to be necessary to frame the case against Trump. Here, what appears to be an embarrassment of riches for Democrats may in fact be a collection of distractions. It is depressingly likely that several of Trump’s most outrageous characteristics will fail to move the needle in the states and districts where the needle needs moving. His racism and misogyny motivate the Democratic base, but both were perfectly apparent in 2016 and did not dissuade enough voters to abandon him…”

Trump endorses states’ rights – but only when he agrees with the state article from Politico. –

The irony of our demented delusionist’s stupidity never stops…

What Trump’s ‘NO MORE DACA DEAL’ Proclamation Means article from The Huffington Post. –

Still trying to blame Democrats for something he ended by Executive decree – albeit illegally.

Trump’s trade war with China could trigger a vicious cycle article from ThinkProgress. –

China has responded to Trump’s tariff war and it’s a war that Trump cannot win.

New report helps explain Trump World’s many vetting failures article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Working for our Liar-in-Chief has nothing to do with being able to do the job, it has everything to do with being loyal to his corrupt, inept ass:

“There are 652 key positions in the executive branch that require Senate confirmation, and as of this morning, Donald Trump’s White House hasn’t nominated anyone for one-third of those posts. Making matters slightly worse, when the president does choose people for vacancies, it often seems as if the White House hasn’t made any serious attempt at vetting these nominees before they reach Capitol Hill for consideration.

And why is Team Trump failing so spectacularly in this area? The Washington Post answered that question in amazing detail over the weekend, taking a closer look at Trump’s White House Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) and its role “hobbling the Trump administration’s efforts to place qualified people in key posts across government.”

[T]wo office leaders have spotty records themselves: a college dropout with arrests for drunken driving and bad checks and a Marine Corps reservist with arrests for assault, disorderly conduct, fleeing an officer and underage drinking.

The Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) is little known outside political circles. But it has far-reaching influence as a gateway for the appointed officials who carry out the president’s policies and run federal agencies…”

Bernie Sanders Details a Nefarious Plot Within the Trump Administration article from Alternet. –

Trump wants to privatize the Veterans Administration to further enrich his fraudulent friends and screw our military men and women royally.

Trump Defends Sinclair Media Group After Video Of Their Pro-Trump Propaganda Went Viral article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our fake president is still spreading fake news by embellishing his Ministry of Propaganda to try and make his delusional accomplishment look real and to keep his never-ending corruption cover up.

Fox’s Shep Smith nails Trump’s Amazon lies for falling stocks: ‘When presidential tweets lack truth they still pack juice’ article from The Raw Story. –

Another lie-filled tweet storm is coming back to bite our big Orange dumb ass president*  and this time his Ministry of Propaganda actually called him out on it.

Why Trump’s support for Sinclair Broadcasting is so concerning article from The Washington Post. –

In part because Trump’s corrupt FEC allowed a fraudulent deal monopolizing Sinclair’s propaganda to be broadcast all over the U.S.:

“This past weekend, Deadspin scored a viral hit with a video showing numerous Sinclair Broadcast Group anchors reading a televised op-ed decrying “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” As it turned out, Sinclair had required the anchors to read the script and their network local news programs to air it.

This attracted all but immediate condemnation. “Naked propaganda,” declared GQ. “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy,” tweeted Jimmy Kimmel.

This morning, President Trump offered his opinion:

Trump tweeted “So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”…”

The Gap Between Trump’s Tweets and Reality article from The Atlantic. –

One would think our numb nutted nimrod would avoid constantly embarrassing himself with his idiotic tweets and false claims, but alas, that will never happen.

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