Misadventures of a minority-elect President 293

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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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* with how to resist his weaponization of ignorance during his illegitimate tenure, how the irrelevance of Trump is becoming glaringly evident, how the Don’s hypocrisy over anti-semitism is astonishing, on the stupidity of Donnie fraudulently trying to declare a National Emergency and why it – like everything else he does – will fail miserably, the dangers – and entertainment value – of a fake president* declaring a fake emergency won’t end well for the Don when his despotic delusions of grandeur go down in flames and much more.

Resisting the Weaponization of Ignorance in the Age of Trump article from Truthout. –
https://truthout.org/articles/resisting-the-weaponization-of-ignorance-in-the-age-of-trump/

How ignorance – fueled by his endless lies and corruption – now rules the U.S. courtesy of the most illegitimate, ignorant president* in history.

The irrelevance of Trump article from The Week. –
https://theweek.com/articles/823270/irrelevance-trump

While Trump was off in El Paso trying to spread his lies and justify his racist border wall and partaking in his other blustery bull shit about a fraudulent border crisis – among other things – Congress was able to potentially reach an agreement that he isn’t happy about because it failed to include his $5.7 Billion dollar extortion attempt.

Trump hypocritically calls on Rep. Omar to resign – but the backlash was immediate and fierce article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/trump-hypocritically-calls-on-rep-omar-to-resign-but-the-backlash-was-immediate-and-fierce/

The fact that the Don was stupid enough to talk about someone else’s alleged racism is astonishing:

Trump Has Most, Best, Greatest Hypocrisy On Anti-Semitism article from Crooks and Liars. –
https://crooksandliars.com/2019/02/trumps-hypocrisy-anti-semitism

If anyone should resign due to their anti-Semitic comments, it’s the lackluster lame duck president* currently occupying the White House:

“Trump hypocritically demanded Rep. Omar to resign over her criticisms of AIPAC, even after she apologized, but has never apologized for praising some very fine “neo-Nazis” during a White Supremacist march in Charlottesville that turned violent.

At a Cabinet meeting in the White House on Tuesday, Trump said this about Rep. Omar, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Trump piled on her with more over-the-top rhetoric, “What (Omar) said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology — and that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it — was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress, frankly. But at a minimum, she shouldn’t be on committees — certainly that committee.”…”

Trump’s tweet that Senate investigators found ‘NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION,’ explained article from Vox. –
https://www.vox.com/2019/2/13/18223148/trump-richard-burr-russia-collusion-explained

Trump is trying to deflect from the fact that his enablers and cohorts in the Senate are helping him try to make you believe that he’s innocent, which is about as far from the truth as you can get and purposely misleading for obvious reasons:

Deal to avoid shutdown leaves Trump even worse off than before article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/deal-avoid-shutdown-leaves-trump-even-worse

Every word Donnie says and every action he takes reveals new depths to his endless stupidity and corruption…

‘Entering enraged tyrant zone’: Trump mocked for having the ‘mental capacity of a child’ after latest tweetstorm article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/entering-enraged-tyrant-zone-trump-mocked-for-having-the-mental-capacity-of-a-child-after-latest-tweetstorm/

Watching our Twitter tyrant’s ignorance in real time is extremely entertaining and quite revealing and his stupidity will eventually come back and haunt him bigly.

Fox News will finally let Trump surrender on the wall – as long as he pretends he won article from Salon. –
https://www.salon.com/2019/02/14/fox-news-will-finally-let-trump-surrender-on-the-wall-as-long-as-he-pretends-he-won/

Trump is between a rock and a hard place because Fox faux News – his Ministry of Propaganda – actually controls the presidency and it’s not boding well for him:

“Since at least December, there has only been one way that the ongoing fight over the border wall was going to end: Congress denies Donald Trump the funding, Trump pretends that he won and that the wall is actually being built, and his followers pretend to believe him.

On Thursday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Trump would accept a spending bill that doesn’t have money for the border wall. Trump will declare a “national emergency” to build the wall, but there’s good reason to believe that such a move is only meant to waste taxpayer money and bamboozle his followers. That serious-sounding declaration will likely be tied up in court until Trump is out of office and a new president decides there was never any emergency after all.

Everything that’s happened — the government shutdown, the racist State of the Union address, Trump’s mean-spirited rally in El Paso — have amounted to pathetic attempts to delay the inevitable. The main reason for all this drama? It all comes back to the simple fact that Fox News controls the president.

As I detailed last month, the main reason Trump doesn’t seem to be able to move onto Border Wall Phase II — where he pivots to pretending the wall is being built, while we all know it’s not — is that the folks at Fox News, usually so happy to spread Trump’s lies, weren’t playing along this time. Congressional Republicans would reach a compromise with Democrats involving a modest amount of border-security funding Trump could pass off as ” building the wall,” and pundits like Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs would go ballistic, pressuring Trump to reject compromise. He would meekly do what the talking heads told him…”

Trump Ends One Crisis and Starts Another article from Splinter News. –
https://splinternews.com/trump-ends-one-crisis-and-starts-another-1832631291

On the stupidity of fraudulently trying to declare a National Emergency and why it – like everything else he does – will fail miserably:

The real national emergency is Trump’s incompetence article from Vox. –
https://www.vox.com/2019/2/15/18226174/trump-emergency-incompetence-arrogance

Foolishly declaring a fraudulent ‘National Emergency’ to build a racist border wall that the majority of this country is against will cement Donnie’s place in history as the most incompetent, corrupt president* in U.S. history.

Trump Admits Declaring A National Emergency On Border Was A Hoax: ‘I Didn’t Need To Do This’ article from Crooks and Liars. –
https://crooksandliars.com/2019/02/trump-admits-declaring-national-emergency

Stupid is really going to hurt the Don, who’s foolish enough to think he’s going to be around to run in 2020:

Following national emergency announcement, Trump goes golfing article from ThinkProgress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-state-of-emergency-golf-trip-d56eba94b169/

The Don has to get his delusional priorities in a row:

“President Donald Trump will head to his Mar-a-Lago resort and golf club Friday afternoon, hours after declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall on the southern border, according to his public schedule.

The move is not entirely surprising, given Trump’s past behavior in regards to the manufactured crisis.

Last year, the president sent troops to the border, in response to what he said was a worsening humanitarian and national security situation, only to pull them back a short while later, and then, without reason, send troops back again earlier this month. In January, Trump also delivered a televised address to the nation, laying out the supposed “crisis,” but did not declare a state of emergency, instead allowing the partial government shutdown — which began after Trump rejected a bill to fund his border wall because it did not include enough money — to drag on for more than a month.

Trump’s trip to Mar-a-Lago comes one day after lawmakers passed a funding bill to avert another partial government shutdown following the record-breaking 35-day shutdown that began last December and continued through late January. The deal includes $1.375 billion for new fencing on the border, about a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump has repeatedly demanded for a wall. It also increases the Department of Homeland Security budget to $49.4 billion, $1.7 billion more than last year…”

Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/trump-emergency-declaration/582904/

The shit show of a press conference when declaring a fraudulent ‘National Emergency’ by Trump – who actually admitted he didn’t have to do it – was yet another distraction from the illegality of his illegitimate presidency.

A quote Trump may come to regret: ‘I didn’t need to do this’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/quote-trump-may-come-regret-i-didnt-need-do

The Donald just doesn’t know when to keep his ignorant mouth shut, and this time – like many others – it will come back and bite him in the ass.

We Have a National Emergency, All Right. Its Name Is Donald Trump. article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/02/15/we-have-national-emergency-all-right-its-name-donald-trump

More on Donnie’s fraudulent attempt at an illegal power grab that will fail miserably and probably help in taking him down once and for all.

Democratic Senator Warns That The Walls Are Closing In On Trump article from PoliticusUSA. –
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/15/democratic-senator-warns-that-the-walls-are-closing-in-on-trump.html

Now that Trump has dug himself into another hole that he’ll never slither out of, the investigations into his ignorant corruption are going to swallow him whole:

“Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that the walls are closing in on Trump and the odds are that Sarah Sanders knows something.

Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) said on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, “More pieces in the mosaic are coming together. The walls are closing in on Donald Trump. And remember, it’s not only the Mueller investigation, but there’s virtually no aspect or facet of Trump world not under investigation right now. Mueller’s one aspect of it, but there’s also the southern district of New York. It’s the Trump Organization, the Trump Foundation, the Trump campaign, the Trump associates, who are going into the grand jury. This kind of progress says to me he’s done with manafort. He wants him sentenced. In prison. He is talking to people who are closest to the president, his communications person, who is sitting in on many of these meetings, and I know from my experience that the people who talk to the press for me have to know what’s really going on. So the chances are that Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows something.”

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Yes, We Can Stop Trump’s Fake National Emergency article from The Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/stop-trump-national-emergency-crisis/

It’s long past time for the majority that doesn’t support the ignorant infant currently occupying the White House to stop him from illegally enacting his despotic delusions of grandeur.

A State of Unreality article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/trump-state-of-emergency/582913/

More on the damage Donnie is doing to himself by fraudulently declaring a National Emergency for political purposes and to satisfy a very small minority of morons that are stupid enough to support him.

Bill Maher destroys Trump’s ‘incoherent’ emergency declaration Rose Garden rant: Time ‘to call the nursing home’ article from The Raw Story. –
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/bill-maher-destroys-trumps-incoherent-emergency-declaration-rose-garden-rant-time-call-nursing-home/

The Don’s profound incompetence never stops providing fodder – which is much of his goal to dominate the airwaves any way he can – to comedians like Bill Maher who note f*cko’s foolishness:

‘Impeachment should start immediately’: Why Trump’s dictatorial decree must force Congress to act article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/impeachment-should-start-immediately-why-trumps-dictatorial-decree-must-force-congress-to-act/

The Donald’s delusions are going to be the end of his criminal enterprise presidency and he needs to be made an example of:

“A president who claims he has an absolute right to declare a national emergency and spend government funds that Congress has explicitly refused to appropriate for the ends he seeks, is assuming the role of a dictator.

A president who shuts down government in order to get his way on a controversial issue, such as building a wall along the border with Mexico, and offers to reopen it as a concession when and if his opponents give in, is treating the government of the United States as a bargaining chip. This, too, is the behavior of a dictator.

As is spouting lies over what Trump terms an “undeniable crisis” at the southern U.S. border, which is in fact no crisis at all.

Donald Trump is violating the Constitution. He is negating our system of government based on the rule of law. He is violating a president’s core responsibility to protect American democracy…”

A WEAK AND RAMBLING PRESIDENT DECLARES A FAKE NATIONAL EMERGENCY article from The New Yorker. –
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/a-weak-and-rambling-president-declares-a-fake-national-emergency

Trump keeps digging himself holes he’ll never be able to slither out of and his profound stupidity is going to cost him and his party for years to come.

Trump Went Berserk After SNL Suggested He’ll Be Charged With Crimes article from PoliticusUSA. –
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/02/17/trump-snl-crimes.html

That’s only because Donnie knows that he will eventually be charged with crimes and he’s not handling it well:

Can Trump’s Wall Survive His Fake Emergency? article from Truthout. –
https://truthout.org/articles/can-trumps-wall-survive-his-fake-emergency/

The Don may have sealed his failed presidency’s fate with his ceaseless corruption as he fakes a National Emergency for political gain but the entertainment is going to be fun to watch.

Does Trump’s indifference to the rule of law reach the ‘crisis’ level? article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/does-trumps-indifference-the-rule-law-reach-the-crisis-level

A look at how Trump’s indifference to the law – compounded by following the orders of Sean Hannity and other Conservative media miscreants – is the problem, which will end up causing more problems for him:

“For those whose principal concern is preventing government shutdowns, Donald Trump’s emergency declaration probably doesn’t look like bad news. As of a couple of months ago, the president’s position was that Congress had to approve funding for his border wall – and if lawmakers balked, he’d end federal operations until his demands were met.

The emergency declaration, to an unsettling degree, is acting as a pressure valve. Trump gets to pursue his absurd goal; the governments gets to function; and the whole mess will eventually be resolved in the courts.

But for those whose principal concern is the rule of law, avoiding another shutdown comes at a high price. James Hohmann had a good piece along these lines this morning.

“White House lawyers have told Trump he could reprogram money without calling an emergency,” Fred Barbash, Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey report. “But Trump … has been determined to declare an emergency, partially for fear of looking weak.”…”

Trump’s go-it-alone presidency article from Axios. –
https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-executive-power-deregulation-6e4e484f-c288-493e-b978-f662bab55a29.html

Ruling by decree since he can’t do anything else makes Donnie’s criminal intentions obvious.

A Complete Analysis Of Trump’s 108th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –
https://rantt.com/trumps-108th-unpresidented-week-as-potus-fake-national-emergency/

A look back at yet another failed week of Donald J. Trump’s illegitimate presidency and the stupidity unleashed.

A terrified Trump trashes McCabe, Sessions, Mueller, FBI and DOJ in late night-early AM tweetstorm article from Alternet. –
https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/a-terrified-trump-trashes-mccabe-sessions-mueller-fbi-and-doj-in-late-night-early-am-tweetstorm/

That’s only because the Donald knows there is a shit storm brewing on his horizon and it could easily end up costing him his already failed presidency:

Trump can’t run the Mueller playbook on New York feds article from Politico. –
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/18/trump-new-york-mueller-investigation-1173346

Trump can’t obstruct the investigation into his endless corruption by the State of New York, which could prove more damaging to him and his family than Mueller’s investigation:

“Even as speculation mounts that special counsel Robert Mueller might be winding down his investigation, a parallel threat to President Donald Trump only seems to be growing within his own Justice Department: the Southern District of New York.

Manhattan-based federal prosecutors can challenge Trump in ways Mueller can’t. They have jurisdiction over the president’s political operation and businesses — subjects that aren’t protected by executive privilege, a tool Trump is considering invoking to block portions of Mueller’s report. From a PR perspective, Trump has been unable to run the same playbook on SDNY that he’s used to erode conservatives’ faith in Mueller, the former George W. Bush-appointed FBI director. Legal circles are also buzzing over whether SDNY might buck DOJ guidance and seek to indict a sitting president.

The threat was highlighted when SDNY prosecutors ordered officials from Trump’s inaugural committee to hand over donor and financial records. It was the latest aggressive move from an office that has launched investigations into the president’s company, former lawyer and campaign finance practices. New York prosecutors have even implicated Trump in a crime.

Add it all up and the result is a spate of hard-to-stymie, legally perilous probes that appears on track to drag on well into Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. SDNY stands poised to carry on Mueller’s efforts whenever the special counsel’s office closes shop, and it’s likely to draw even more attention if freshly confirmed Attorney General William Barr — who now oversees the Russia probe as DOJ head — clamps down on the public release of Mueller’s findings…”

The war with North Korea that Trump thinks he prevented (but didn’t) article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-war-north-korea-trump-thinks-he-prevented-didnt

Donald’s delusional embellishments know no bounds and soon his alternate reality is going to completely implode on his ignorant ass…

Frazzled and furious Trump attacks McCabe, Mueller and the media in hours-long Twitter meltdown article from The Raw Story. –
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/frazzled-furious-trump-attacks-mccabe-mueller-media-hours-long-twitter-meltdown/

If the stupid fuck in the White House that calls himself our president spent as much time working as he does spewing his delusions on Twitter, he might actually have a little more credibility and respect…

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