Misadventures of a minority-elect President 289

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We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with the perfect example of why he has absolutely no business being in the White House or running a country, 2019 is going to be a rough year for the Donald, every malicious deceptive act and never-ending lie perpetuated by our illegitimate, unindicted co-conspirator brings him that much closer to being removed from office, the longer the Don takes to pull his head out of his ass and end his shutdown, the worse he’s going to make things for himself, it’s time for the media to stop the sob stories over Trump supporters, Donnie’s Twitter melt downs are coming more fast and furious as his imploding presidency continues failing, for someone who claims to be innocent and not in collusion with Russia, Trump sure is making himself look guilty as hell and much more.

Trump Wall Dumb Dumb article from Splinter News. –

Yet another perfect example of why Trump has no business occupying the White House or running this country and why he is, always has been and always will be a massive fraudulent failure:

Trump Absolutely Failed to Make a Case That His Border ‘Crisis’ Is a National Emergency article from The Nation. –

The Donald is having a hard time convincing anybody – aside from the minority of moronic minions that blindly support him – that a Border ‘crisis’ exists, aside from the humanitarian disaster he and his complicit cabal created.

WATCH: Trump rages at reporter for pointing out he did nothing on the wall for two years article from The Raw Story. –

Trump’s wall is now a national crisis regardless of the fact that the GOP controlled Congress for two years and did nothing but now Democrats are in charge and they will bring him down so he needs to try and stall the inevitable for as long as he can:

It’s Accountability Time for the Orange Menace article from The Nation. –

Donnie is going to face a long 2019 and the longer his shutdown drags out, the worse it’s going to get for him:

“Donald Trump will be held to account in 2019. The prospect that the president and his associates will face serious congressional oversight, and that this scrutiny will provide vital checks and balances for the remainder of his disastrous presidency, is no longer in doubt. The voters settled that question in November, when they swept Trump’s Republican allies out of the House committee chairmanships they had co-opted in the service of a legally and morally indefensible president. Representative Elijah Cummings, who will now take control of the powerful House Oversight Committee, got it exactly right when he said, “Voters made clear they wanted transparency, integrity, honesty, but they wanted something else: accountability.”

Of course, there is good reason to demand that the new Democratic-controlled House send the right policy signals by approving bills to raise wages, expand access to health care and education, and address the existential crises of inequality and climate change—even if the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to go along, and even if Trump threatens to veto those bills. But the most urgent pressure that Americans can bring to bear involves the revitalization of the oversight infrastructure that crumbled during the subservient tenure of former House speaker Paul Ryan. “The saddest part of the last two years was that Ryan completely gave up our responsibility for oversight in the House,” says Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan. “As a separate but coequal branch of government, we saw no responsible actions of oversight for anything that the president or his administration did.

“Now, we’ve got a lot of pent-up work that has to happen,” Pocan continues. “But we can do that at the same time that we’re passing legislation and putting ideas forward. And it’s not just the Judiciary and Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform committees—the ones that are traditionally seen as the committees that do this—that will be stepping up.” Trump’s ablest critics will now be positioned to issue subpoenas demanding the release of tax returns and other records, to compel key figures to face questioning, and to expose failed policies and egregious conflicts of interest not just in the White House but elsewhere in the executive branch, like the departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services.

Representative Barbara Lee secured support in the last Congress for rescinding the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which has been used by three successive presidents to justify military adventurism. But Ryan blocked her move, just as he blocked a bipartisan push by Representative Ro Khanna to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal assault on Yemen. Now that Ryan is gone, the House must signal that it will no longer cede authority over decisions concerning war and peace to the White House. Groups that have long sought to rein in US militarism, like Peace Action and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, now have an opening to achieve dramatic policy shifts; Americans who are rightly fearful of this president’s impulsive nature should recognize that this is essential activism on behalf of accountability—and a saner foreign policy…”

If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law article from Truthout. –

If Donnie is stupid enough to go there, he’s in for some Yuge disappointments and a can of worms he’s not prepared for.

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 102nd Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt Media. –

Yet another week of failure for Trump in all its painfully incompetent glory:

Trump the Toddler article from The Atlantic. –

Claiming he doesn’t have temper tantrums – yet another lie – while melting down daily is making Donnie look childish and foolish.

Trump Thinks He’s ‘Winning’ The Shutdown As Human Suffering Grows article from PoliticusUSA. –

Were it not for the fact that Trump’s bull shit is causing so much harm, having a loser think he’s winning would be comical:

“Millions of people and their families are suffering because they aren’t getting paid during the government shutdown, but Trump refuses to open government because he thinks that he is winning.

Politico reported:

On the 20th day of the shutdown, the GOP group tried to jump start bipartisan talks before Trump declares a national emergency to get his wall. But the president rejected their idea to allow congressional committees to sort out his border wall request while the government reopened, deeming the idea likely to leave him with nothing to show for the shutdown.

Vice President Mike Pence and acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had been consulting with senators about the matter on Thursday. Pence and Mulvaney took the idea to the president, who shot it down, according to multiple people directly involved in the talks. While the congressional committees could still take up Trump’s border wall plan, the president opposes the idea of opening the government before serious wall negotiations have begun, the people said. He told Senate Republicans he believes he is winning the fight and will not sign any stopgap bills at this point…”

Trump is not going to release his tax returns just to avoid impeachment. But, like Nixon, that may trigger it. article from NBC News. –

How ignoring Congressional subpoenas will add to his growing list of impeachable offenses, as well as whatever is hidden in his tax returns that he’s terrified of the public finding out.

Trump Is Building a Great Case for His Own Impeachment article from Truthout. –

Every malicious act of deception and the never-ending lies perpetuated by our illegitimate, unindicted co-conspirator brings him that much closer to being removed from office.

Trump Is Going To Make California Pay For The Wall By Taking Their Disaster Relief Funds article from PoliticusUSA. –

The Donald thinks he’s going to be able to take money from CA – he’s mad at Rep. Pelosi and Governor Newsom – to build his useless, racist wall, but he may be in for some big surprises:

The Many Ways Trump Has Said Mexico Will Pay for the Wall article from The New York Times. –

Amazing how the story keeps changing on Mexico paying for his wall since he’s backed himself into a corner he can’t slither out of:

“When — during the campaign, I would say, “Mexico is going to pay for it.” Obviously, I never said this and I never meant they’re going to write out a check. I said, “They’re going to pay for it.” They are. They are paying for it with the incredible deal we made, called the United States, Mexico, and Canada USMCA deal.”

— in remarks to reporters on Thursday


Mr. Trump is rewriting the premise of his central campaign promise, a pledge that he has repeated hundreds of times and has said would be “so easy” to fulfill…”

The Impact of the Government Shutdown Is About to Snowball article from The Atlantic. –

The longer the Don takes to pull his head of his corrupt ass and end his shutdown, the worse he’s going to make things for himself.


Donnie’s despotic delusions of grandeur keep getting the best of him – if he’s foolish enough to try an authoritarian act by fraudulently declaring a national emergency, it will hurt him bigly and, as usual, he will fail.

Trump’s Wall With Mexico Follows in the Footsteps of Authoritarian Leaders Throughout History article from Common Dreams. –

Worshipping Hitler and other dictators – Russia, South Korea, Brazil, etc. – isn’t doing the Donald any favors and will come back to bite him bigly.

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Dear Media, Please Cut the Sob Stories About Trump Voters Hurt by Trump Policies article from The Nation. –

The time for patience, empathy and understanding for those that are still too stupid to think for themselves is over – unless they pull their heads out and start trying to work together:

“Your favorite media outlets—you know, the ones that insist that there are “good people on both sides”—have spent the better part of two years trying to understand the Trump voter. We’ve all been subjected to the results: dozens, even hundreds, of articles detailing the lives and thoughts of the poor, aggrieved white people who’ve allegedly been “left behind” by forces such as “globalization” and “Democrats.”

Now that Donald Trump’s policies are starting to ravage the very core of his base, we’re starting to see the follow-up to these experiments in aggrievement normalization. From The New York Times to CNN, we’re being treated to deep dives on the white people who voted for Trump, found it hasn’t paid off, and are now questioning their choices.

I am here for none of it. If it took missing a check due to the government shutdown for you to realize that voting for a bigoted conman was unwise, I have no sympathy. If your business is being hurt by the tariffs ordered by the know-nothing “Tariff Man” you happily voted for, my deepest wish is that your business fails, thereby creating a market opportunity for a hardworking immigrant your president disparages.

The shutdown is going to accelerate the number of Trumper’s-remorse articles we see. Last night, The New York Times unleashed a doozy: the sob story of a Florida town that got battered by Hurricane Michael and is struggling to keep its economy, based on government prison jobs and farm subsidies, afloat. It’s the kind of town Mitt Romney would say was full of “takers” if the town was predominately black. But it’s predominantly white, so, of course, most of the town votes Republican…”

It Took Ari Melber Less Than A Minute To Destroy Trump’s Fake Emergency article from PoliticusUSA. –

Deceitfully claiming that he may call an emergency later belies the fact that the so-called national crisis Trump is trying to create doesn’t exist:

First Tweets: disinformation desperation for Individual-1… the ‘leaking machines’ did it article from The Daily Kos. –

Always the saint and never the sinner in his alternate reality driven land of delusion is going to prove a problem for Donnie, and it’s going to bite him big time.

Trump’s political agenda is smashing into the wall article from The Week. –

Relying on his ignorantly inaccurate gut with encouragement from Fox faux News and the rest of his Ministry of Propaganda isn’t working out too well for the Don.

Here are all the ways Trump’s proven he doesn’t want a wall — he just wants an issue article from Alternet. –

How Trump’s shutdown was never about the wall, only a distraction to deflect from his imminent implosion:

“I saw something on Twitter the other day that said if you’re an American, you are descended from Native Americans, slaves, refugees, or immigrants. It’s true. Even Donald Trump, anti-immigrant-in-chief, is descended from German and Scottish stock.

So what explains Trump’s anti-immigrant fervor and the anti-immigration mania Trump has been able to tap into since the day he descended the escalator in Trump Tower and began his campaign with lies about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers?

We learned recently that the whole idea of building a wall along the border with Mexico was a Roger Stone gimmick. Once Stone saw how Trump’s anti-immigration message was resonating with potential voters, he came up with the idea of a wall along the Mexican border as mnemonic device to keep him on-message with immigration as a primary issue in his campaign.

It worked. He’s still at it. In fact, he shut down a significant portion of the government not as a way to actually get the money to build his wall, but to keep his base satiated. Trump is looking down the dark tunnel of the next two years and all he can see are the dual headlights of Mueller and a Democratic House of Representatives coming straight at him. He’s desperately afraid that if he loses his base of support among Republican voters, he’ll lose the presidency either to the legal jeopardy he faces with Mueller, or the political jeopardy he faces with a congress exercising its power to impeach him…”

Trump Goes Ballistic As His Own Intel Community Investigates Whether He’s A Security Threat article from PoliticusUSA. –

The Donald’s troubles keep growing as his Russian scandal keeps engulfing him and he’s beginning to freak out about it – because he’s been caught committing Treason again:

Trump Doesn’t Say No When Asked on Fox News If He’s a Russian Asset article from Splinter News. –

Trump blows a gasket over the revelation that he’s being investigated as a Russian asset but doesn’t deny it when he’s asked directly by his Ministry of Propaganda:

Donald Trump binge tweets his way through the government shutdown as evidence of Russia collusion mounts article from Alternet. –

When Donald gets overwhelmed from the pressure of his imploding, failed presidency taking him down, he loves to take to Twitter to lie and try to distract attention from his growing list of crimes and malfeasance.

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 103rd Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt Media. –

Each passing week of our unindicted co-conspirator’s failed presidency keeps getting worse for him:

“This was one of the most significant weeks of the Trump presidency. Federal workers, contractors, local businesses, and their families continued to suffer from Trump’s government shutdown as it became the longest in American history. President Trump still refused to compromise with Democrats as he considered declaring a national emergency over his manufactured crisis so he can build an unnecessary wall at the southern border. And new reports led the American people to grapple with a real national emergency: the possibility that the President of the United States is a Russian asset.

The U.S. Intelligence Community concluded that Russia’s longstanding objectives have been to dismantle the US-led liberal democratic order, erode western alliances like NATO, and undermine Americans’ faith in their democratic institutions. They’ve also sought to lift sanctions. For decades, Russian propaganda has aimed to stir racial divisions, attack the credibility of the U.S. government, and try to weaken western influence.

As we’ve covered here at Rantt for over the last two years, President Trump, backed by the full support of his party and propaganda arms like Fox News, are executing on our foreign adversary’s primary objectives. It took the report of the FBI’s investigation for some mainstream journalists to finally take the prospect of Trump being a Russian agent seriously. But all one needed to do was look at the facts.

Donald Trump’s personal history is riddled with Russian business ties and deals that appear to be money laundering for Russian oligarchs. The Trump campaign’s coordination with the Russian government grows more likely by the day. Just this week, we learned that Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort discussed a Ukraine peace plan and handed polling data to a Russian Intelligence operative…”

The 5 most likely Trump impeachment scenarios article from The Week. –

Donnie keeps giving us more than ample justification to start impeachment against him and here’a look at how he may finally end up pulling the impeachment trigger.

Trump finds the one way to make his border wall even more unpopular article from ThinkProgress. –

Trump’s plan to try and steal relief fund money from disaster victims to build his useless racist wall is proving even more unpopular than he is – which is difficult to do…

Trump went to ‘extraordinary lengths’ to conceal Putin chat details article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

For someone who dubiously claims that he has no contacts with Russia and nothing to hide, the Donald sure is making himself look extremely guilty.

Trump Has His ‘I Am Not A Crook’ Moment article from Crooks and Liars. –

Acting like a guilty man while lying about everything shows no semblance of being innocent – usually because it’s almost certain that he is anything but innocent:

I guess Donald Trump thinks we’re looking for a Russian pay stub with his name on it? The parodies have already begun:

In a truly Nixonian moment, Donald Trump says out loud “I never worked for Russia.” He doesn’t say I never worked WITH Russia, or that I never borrowed much-needed cash from Russia and I still owe them…”

Trump’s call-in to Fox News backfires and he may have committed a felony in the process article from The Daily Kos. –

Encouraging your Ministry of Propaganda to potentially engage in felony witness tampering isn’t going to work out too well for the Don when all is said and done.

Robert Reich: The Trump dictatorship article from Salon. –

Donnie’s despotic delusions of grandeur keep impeding American democracy and making his delusions over his racist border wall that much worse for him.

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