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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:

Taking away Trump’s State of the Union address begins today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* as House Speaker Pelosi brought up valid concerns that his increasingly unpopular shutdown is responsible for and why it’s time to shut him down, Donnie’s failed presidency keeps getting more corrupt with each passing day, Trump’s legal team is going to get him charged with Treason, how emulating Nixon is going to prove costly to the Don, two years into his fake presidency it’s not going well for Trump as his endless lies and corruption have sealed his fate, it appears that there are tapes of Trump’s guilt – as provided by the moron he calls his defense lawyer, the resistance to the Donald’s illegitimate presidency is growing, Mueller’s investigations are starting to take a toll on the Don as more of his corrupt cronies get arrested and so much more.

The shutdown just cost Trump his State of the Union address article from ThinkProgress. –

Taking away Trump’s bully pulpit where he will lie – again – to the public and anyone else foolish enough to listen to his delusional immigration fantasies is ingenious, so prepare for more Twitter tantrums.

Trump Is Losing His Mind Because Pelosi Won’t Fall For His Crazy article from PoliticusUSA. –

Pelosi isn’t biting on ‘the kernels of crazy’ Donald is tossing and it’s driving him nuts:

Impeach Donald Trump article from The Atlantic. –

Why it’s time to bring the Don’s incompetence and illegality front and center to start talking about who he is and what he’s done.

President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project article from Buzz Feed. –

Donnie just keeps digging himself a deeper hole he won’t be able to slither out of, and this one may cost him his entire failed presidency:

President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.

And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project.

Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying about the deal in testimony and in a two-page statement to the Senate and House intelligence committees. Special counsel Robert Mueller noted that Cohen’s false claim that the project ended in January 2016 was an attempt to “minimize links between the Moscow Project and Individual 1” — widely understood to be Trump — “in hopes of limiting the ongoing Russia investigations.”…”

In apparent desperation, Trump turns to more fear-mongering article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Resorting to more lies about alleged prayer rugs from a 2014 conspiracy theory that were totally false to try and justify his ignorant, racist border wall isn’t going to work well for the Donald either…

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 104th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

Yet another week of Donald’s pathetic presidency has passed and things just keep getting worse for him:

Trump’s ‘Major Announcement’ Is Recycled Garbage On Drugs, The Wall And Fake Border Crisis article from Crooks and Liars. –

The Don is apparently too stupid to realize that he’s lost this battle over his racist wall and the one he’s hurting the most is himself:

Trump’s Presidency Is at Its Exact Midpoint. Here’s What We’ve Learned article from TIME. –

Halfway through Trump’s failed presidency and all signs are indicative of nothing but more massive failures and corruption coming:

“On the second anniversary of his inauguration, President Donald Trump is engaged in a no-win standoff with Congress, besieged by new allegations about his relationship with Russia and facing questions about his truthfulness.

As the first commander in chief elected without prior political or military experience, Trump raised many questions about what he might be like in the White House. But there were signs from the very beginning that this is where his presidency was heading.

Trump’s aggressive approach to conflict, his involvement with Russia and his tendency to misstate basic facts were all evident from the first weeks of his administration, not to mention the campaign.

Here’s a look at three telling moments from those first weeks…”

Rudy Giuliani Is Going To Get Trump Charged With Treason article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump’s troubles are growing exponentially courtesy of the incompetent idiots he surrounds himself with, especially his legal team:

Trump and the obliteration of America article from The Week. –

More on the first two years of the Donald’s failed kakistrocacy and what’s to come.

Trump White House reportedly sought to put Pelosi ‘in her place’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

How Trump retaliated for Nancy Pelosi cancelling his fact free State of the Union address by outing her secret trip, and the petty games played by him and his equally corrupt administration.

Trump Follows Nixon’s Last Lines of Defense as Walls Close In article from The Daily Beast. –

How the Don is emulating Nixon and following the same failed play book – which will prove costly to him:

“With every new question raised about the allegiances, motives and actions of Donald Trump in the first two years of his presidency, it is increasingly clear that the threats to the White House are following the pattern of those that gradually encircled Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Indeed it is striking how closely Nixon’s misdemeanors track those so frequently denied by Trump: the payment of hush money, the obstruction of justice, the suborning of perjury, the looming threat of impeachment and, enveloping the whole White House, the aroma of a cover-up.

Whether or not the BuzzFeed story about Michael Cohen and his testimony to Congress can actually support the fevered response it provoked, the fact is that the fired-up investigations by congressional committees under the control of Democrats will rip away two years of Republican obstruction and drive relentlessly toward the truth—independently of the Mueller investigation.

Although many of the details are different, the legal and procedural questions raised are not. Indeed, one common characteristic is how unresolved the answers to those questions still appear to be. For that reason, whatever the outcome, America now faces another ordeal of dangerous uncertainty…”

Trump outlined his vision in his inaugural address. Two years later, how’s it going? article from ThinkProgress. –

Trump has broken many promises and sealed his fate with his endless lies and corruption, so obviously it’s not going very well:

Trump tweets three dozen times on Day 30 of shutdown article from Politico. –

As the pressure from his corrupt, failing presidency continues dragging him further down the drain, the Twitter tantrums and delusions are in overdrive.

The shutdown has exposed the disaster that is Trumponomics article from The Guardian. –

Trump is losing big time but the shutdown offers yet more proof of how much of a joke his presidency really is.

Unthinkable – 50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency article from The Atlantic. –

Donnie should have ended up behind bars before ending up in the White House, which makes his failed, illegitimate presidency that much harder to fathom:

“In an October 2016 editorial, The Atlantic wrote of Donald Trump: “He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar.” We argued that Trump “expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself.” Trump, we also noted, “is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”

In retrospect, we may be guilty of understatement.

There was a hope, in the bewildering days following the 2016 election, that the office would temper the man—that Trump, in short, would change.

He has not changed…”

‘What the f*ck were we thinking?’: Even Trump’s most hardcore supporters are turning on him over the shutdown debacle article from Alternet. –

Despite lying about his ever-worsening poll approval rates, Trump’s base is starting to crack:

Trump’s One Legislative ‘Win’ Is Actually a Failure article from New York Magazine. –

On the joke that is Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam – a massive failure just like him – which has accelerated the implosion of an already questionably unstable economy.

Trump Has No Plan And No Idea How To End Government Shutdown article from PoliticusUSA. –

It’s really simple: end the shutdown Donnie started and then work on negotiating funding for your racist border wall, yet it’s difficult for him to grasp:

Giuliani tops a weekend of jaw-dropping confessions with a genuine John Dean moment: There are tapes article from The Daily Kos. –

If the Donald was innocent as he claims he wouldn’t put a bull shit lawyer who lies as much as he does on the air, who accidentally revealed that there are indeed tapes involved in his boss’s guilt:

“Some people might have spent the extended weekend with family. Many will have devoted more than one minute to thinking about the legacy of Dr. King. But it’s safe to say that the weekend of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was unique.

Over the weekend, Giuliani visited multiple shows on multiple networks. And while making the rounds, he spilled enough beans to hold a chili cook-off. There was the NBC interview on Meet the Press in which Giuliani insisted that Trump didn’t commit obstruction unless he threatened “I’m going to, you know, have your kids kidnapped or I’m going to break your legs.” And while it may have seemed that all Trump had to do was stay silent following the special counsel’s disputing the BuzzFeed story that Trump had ordered Michael Cohen to lie, Giuliani went onto admit that Trump had talked to Cohen about what he should say in advance of congressional testimony. He finished off these apparent admissions of felony obstruction and suborning perjury with a nice “So what?”

But that was all warm up. In an interview with the New Yorker, Giuliani out Giulianied himself, finishing off with a genuine John Dean moment.

First, Trump’s attorney admitted that Trump told him negotiations to build a skyscraper in Moscow had been “going on from the day I announced to the day I won,” providing perfect motive to go along with all the other evidence. And even that was just the start…”

The Trump Tax Cut is Even Worse Than They Say article from Counter Punch. –

More on the bad joke that is Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam and the damage being done to this country.

Still fuming, Trump contemplating giving his State of the Union anyway – but not to Congress article from The Daily Kos. –

Donnie still wants to spread his lies and bluster to anyone who will listen but it probably won’t be the U.S. Congress.

New polls indicate Trump’s shutdown position is unpopular and dragging his approval rating to new lows article from Vox. –

Duh. Once again Trump is making history for all the wrong reasons, and this time it’s costing him bigly – especially among the minority of morons that are still stupid enough to support him:


The Donald’s illegitimate, failing presidency is a bad joke, but the resistance against it is thriving:

“The third year of Donald Trump’s Presidency has dawned in characteristic fashion. Large parts of the federal government are still shut down. Trump is attacking the media. On Monday, he skipped out of a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial after two minutes. His lawyer-cum-spokesman, Rudy Giuliani, said during the weekend that the President pursued a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow right through Election Day in 2016. And there is yet another book out detailing the chaos and backstabbing in the White House.

At this stage, a publisher should perhaps commission a book from Trump, or even the Vice-President, Mike Pence, that puts a more positive spin on the Administration’s record. At least it would have some amusement value, and the ghostwriter hired to do the job would have plenty of people to interview. Trump has already had five communications directors, three chiefs of staff, three national-security advisers, two Secretaries of State, and two C.I.A. directors. His second Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, is expected to quit any day now, and his government is operating with an acting chief of staff, an acting Secretary of Defense, and an acting Attorney General. Arguably, anybody who works for Trump should carry the title “acting.” As he remarked, in November, 2017, “I am the only one that matters.”

The attitude of L’état, c’est moi, which Trump inherited from France’s Louis XIV, along with a passion for ostentatious gold furnishings, is one of the many assaults on democratic norms that we have grown accustomed to during the past twenty-four months. Trump has “called for the persecution of his political enemies and the protection of his allies,” David Leonhardt, of the Times, wrote in a recent piece calling for Trump’s impeachment. “He has attempted to obstruct justice. He has tried to shake the public’s confidence in one democratic institution after another, including the press, federal law enforcement and the federal judiciary.” Yoni Appelbaum, of The Atlantic, filled out the rap sheet: “He has failed to disclose or divest himself from his extensive financial interests, instead using the platform of the presidency to promote them.?.?.?. He pledged to ban entry into the United States on the basis of religion, and did his best to follow through.?.?.?. He has assailed black protestors.?.?.?. He has falsely alleged that America’s electoral system is subject to massive fraud, impugning election results with which he disagrees as irredeemably tainted.?.?.?. These actions are, in sum, an attack on the very foundations of America’s constitutional democracy.”

They certainly are. But, at the halfway point in this Presidential cycle, it is also worth asking how successful these attacks have been—and the answer is more encouraging than is sometimes acknowledged. Trump has undoubtedly disrupted the American system of government, but he hasn’t upended it. And, in many ways, his Administration is already losing steam. With his approval rating languishing at a historic low despite a vibrant economy, and with the Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives, he no longer controls the legislative agenda. After all the personnel departures, he is finding it hard to fill key vacancies. With polls showing that a majority of the public blames him for the shutdown, he has been forced to sue for peace. (According to the Times, he told Mick Mulvaney, his acting chief of staff, “We are getting crushed.”) Although there is a long way to go before November, 2020, Trump’s reëlection prospects don’t look good. In an NPR poll that came out last week, fifty-seven per cent of registered voters said that they would definitely vote against Trump if he runs again…”

How Trump Suborns Perjury article from The New Republic. –

Trump takes pride in making the morons he surrounds himself with lie all the time for him – and they foolishly do it all the time.

Time to shut down Trump article from The Week. –

Why it’s time to shut down the Donald just like he shut down the government in order to make the blackmailing and extortion end.

After Senate Embarrassment, Trump Demands More Money For Wall article from PoliticusUSA. –

The GOP is finally realizing that Trump is holding them and the rest of America hostage and the shutdown is going to come roaring back to bite his ignorant Orange ass:

Trump taunted for ‘demented’ Twitter meltdown over Roger Stone’s arrest: ‘You scared bro?’ article from The Raw Story. –

The Mueller investigations are starting to scare the shit out of the Don – for obvious reasons – as it hits closer to home and the arrest of one of his closest co-conspirators cohorts is raising more questions that don’t bode well for him:

“President Donald Trump didn’t disappoint Twitter users anticipating a less-than-measured response to former confidante Roger Stone’s arrest in an early morning FBI raid on Friday.

The president’s first tweet of the day — coming later than usual — was a laundry list of Trump’s greatest Twitters hits, with the president writing, “Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?”

Twitter users, already gleeful at the arrest of Stone on a 7-count indictment issued by special counsel Robert Mueller, taunted the president over the arrest and his manic response.

You can see some of the better ones below:…”

All the president’s (indicted) men article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

How all of the Don’s bull shit rhetoric about having deep concerns about crime are belied by the criminals he surrounds himself with and his criminal actions.

Trump White House issues fresh blizzard of spin in the wake of Stone arrest article from ThinkProgress. –

Donnie’s administration is trying to find ways to cover his criminal ass as his cohorts keep getting arrested – and, as usual, failing miserably.

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