Misadventures of a minority-elect President 44

Today’s misadventures begins with the reason Republicans are constantly defending Trump’s most ridiculous lies – which will eventually come back to hurt them, Trump’s popularity continues staying in the basement, a timeline of the long, twisted history of the Trump-Russia scandal, the fraud that is Donald Trump is about to implode, questioning whether or not our minority-elect President is delusional enough to try and carry out a false flag terrorist attack, Jeb Bush realizes that Trump is a distraction in and of himself, relearning Democracy in the tenacious Trump era, Fox faux News send out alert about Trump working at the White House, demanding credit for Obama’s successes, reforming surveillance in the age of Donald Trump, further entrenching corruption in the Trump family tree, health care battle could hurt Trump’s tax overhaul plan, ruling by decree in the land of delusion to try and destroy every good thing your popular predecessor did, letter to the loser and more.

Why Republicans dutifully defend Trump’s most ridiculous lies article from the Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/687872/why-republicans-dutifully-defend-trumps-most-ridiculous-lies

“In the past, presidents have told big lies mostly for one of two reasons. In the midst of scandal or failure, they told lies to protect themselves and deny that they had done wrong: I am not a crook, we did not trade arms for hostages, I did not have sexual relations with that woman. Or they lied to convince the public to go along with a policy initiative, whether a war or a tax cut or a new program, when the truth was insufficiently persuasive.

Unlike his predecessors, President Trump lies for any reason at all.

I imagine the sinking feeling his aides get when he blurts out another whopper. “Now I’m going to have to go out and defend this,” they say with a sigh, then huddle together to arrive at the least laughable spin they can come up with, so they can rationalize the lie — which Trump will of course be unwilling to retreat from.

White House staff have little choice but to reinforce, justify, and repeat their boss’ lies, though I suppose they could retain some shred of dignity and integrity by quitting. But what about Trump’s fellow Republicans, particularly the ones in Congress? They’re in an uncomfortable position, knowing that he’s still popular with the GOP base and so not having his back could have electoral costs. Being a “maverick” might sound appealing, but not when it’s going to cost you lots of votes or hinder your ability to work with the rest of the party on your legislative priorities…”

Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops after his ‘worst week’ as president article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/27/poll-trumps-approval-rating-drops-after-his-worst-week-as-president/22012737/

Dollar, Equities Drop on Doubts Trump Can Deliver: Markets Wrap article from Bloomberg Markets. –
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-26/wariness-engulfs-markets-as-trump-optimism-tested-markets-wr

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Democrats introduce bill to force Trump to disclose names of anyone who visits the White House or ‘any other location at which the President or Vice-President conducts business,’ Trump praises supporters after fight breaks out at pro-Trump rally, protecting our minority-elect President’s daughter is irksome, Trump’s ever-changing blame game for bigly losing on TrumpCare while trying to throw Paul Ryan under the bus on Fox ‘News,’ a bold prediction on Trump’s resignation – unless by some miracle he’s finally held accountable for his felonious actions, secretly adding more ground troops to the illegal war – attempted coup – in Syria, more Trump supporters realizing they’ve been conned, with Trump’s GOP brown shirts – and his corrupt ‘Justice Department’ – protecting his corrupt actions, there is a new front emerging to contain our Liar-in-Chief’s presidency, the week when Trump’s Obama wiretap fantasy died and more.

Democrats introduce ‘MAR-A-LAGO’ Act to force Trump to provide visitor logs article from NBC on AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/25/democrats-introduce-mar-a-lago-act-to-force-trump-to-provide-v/22011937/

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fights-erupt-pro-trump-rally-california-002525160.html

Security, Parking, Garbage Irk Ivanka Trump’s D.C. Neighbors article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/security-parking-garbage-irk-ivanka-trumps-dc-neighbors-120134773.html

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say Ivanka Trump and her family don’t make for very good neighbors, taking up much of the parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags at the curb for days. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans.

Neighbors of Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and their three children have groused that sidewalks have been closed, public parking overrun and that the family and their staff haven’t learned the trash pickup schedule outside their $5.5-million home.

“It has been a three-ring circus from the day that they’ve moved in,” Marietta Robinson, who lives across the street, told the Associated Press.

The house in the Kalorama neighborhood was bought in December by a company with ties to a Chilean billionaire. The company is renting it to Kushner and Trump, who moved in just after the inauguration of her father, President Donald Trump. Both work in the White House as advisers to the president…”

Trump: ‘Democrats are smiling’ after freedom caucus ‘saved’ Planned Parenthood and Obamacare article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/26/trump-democrats-are-smiling-after-freedom-caucus-saved-plan/22012455/

Trump’s ever-changing blame game tries to deflect his huge loss on his healthcare con known as TrumpCare.

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Internet catching on to the fact the ‘so much winning’ Trump is a loser, Trump played by the swamp he promised to drain – which of course was nothing but a con job from the beginning, another Trump lie catching up to him, Trump driven by his constant need for attention and approval, Trump’s credibility no longer exists, why Trump’s dubious blame game won’t work this time, rising chorus of voices calling for Medicare for all, in typical fashion of his idiocracy, Trump lied about not promising to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as he took office, Trump supporters continue being taken by the conman they voted for, never-ending scandals in Trump’s ongoing turmoil, Twitter-verse goes crazy over Trump/Ryan healthcare implosion and more.

After Presidet ‘So Much Winning!’ Trump Takes a Dive on Health Care Vote, Internet Calls Him a ‘Loser’ article from People on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/president-much-winning-trump-takes-235022223.html

How Paul Ryan played Donald Trump article from Vox. –
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/24/15039664/paul-ryan-donald-trump-ahca

“Sometimes the swamp drains you.

Donald Trump promised to be a different kind of president. He was a populist fighting on behalf of the “forgotten man,” taking on the GOP establishment, draining the Washington swamp, protecting Medicaid from cuts, vowing to cover everyone with health care and make the government pay for it. He was a pragmatic businessman who was going to make Washington work for you, the little guy, not the ideologues and special interests.

Instead, Trump has become a pitchman for Paul Ryan and his agenda. He’s spent the past week fighting for a health care bill he didn’t campaign on, didn’t draft, doesn’t understand, doesn’t like to talk about, and can’t defend. Rather than forcing the Republican establishment to come around to his principles, he’s come around to theirs — with disastrous results…”

Trump faces backlash over comment: ‘I never said’ repeal Obamacare within ’64 days’ article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/25/trump-faces-backlash-over-comment-i-never-said-repeal-obamaca/22011443/

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Voters remorse for yet another Trump supporter whose husband is being deported, Trump gives GOP ultimatum om voting for his fraudulent healthcare con, more evidence alleging Trump team gave Russians a hand in releasing Hillary Clinton smears, FBI uncovering evidence of treason in Trump’s White House, questioning who’s running America while its joke of a presidential twit tweets, there appears to be no end in sight in Trump’s land of delusions, in what is becoming more typical in Trumpland, the White House violated another law trying to pass its fraudulent healthcare con law, 7 years to replace Obamacare and the GOP – led by Trump – can’t even do that, Trump’s conflicts of interests could – and should – be the end of his illegitimate presidency, Trump’s issues with never apologizing or admitting he made a mistake, more on Trump still living in the land of delusion, ignorantly approving Keystone XL could come back to haunt Trump, still blaming everyone else for his own miserable failures, poll finds majority of voters horrified by Trump budget – which is ironic since a majority of voters were horrified by him too, staying engaged is the best way to resist Trump, a loser president – Dan rather hits Trump where it hurts and more.

Trump supporter: My husband is being deported Friday article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-supporter-my-husband-is-being-deported-friday-193439132.html

Trump ultimatum: Vote on health care Friday or Obamacare stays article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/23/trump-ultimatum-vote-on-health-care-friday-or-obamacare-stays/22009591/

CNN: Trump Team Gave Russians ‘Thumbs Up’ to Release Hillary Smears article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/03/cnn-trump-team-gave-russians-thumbs-release-hillary-smears

“CNN has some breaking news:

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN….The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.

….One law enforcement official said the information in hand suggests “people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready.” But other U.S. officials who spoke to CNN say it’s premature to draw that inference from the information gathered so far since it’s largely circumstantial.

Apparently this is all “raising suspicions” among counterintelligence officers about ties between Russia and the Trump campaign…”

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Minority-elect President Trump could face some real issues if his fraudulent health care con known as TrumpCare doesn’t pass, GOP inquiry into Trump’s Russia ties highlights need for independent investigation, how to engage, inform, speak truth to lies and fight back in the Trump era, Trump sells out his administration to the Military-Industrial Complex as his popularity continues to plummet, new revelations that Trump’s collusion with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton coming to light, Trump’s delusions over fraudulent wiretap claims growing, bankrupting U.S. taxpayers to protect the first family, Trump’s ignorance on display after being pressed on his slew of evidence-free false claims, Trump’s corruption and ethics violations continue growing by leaps and bounds, healthcare con vote delayed for obvious reasons, growing delusions in Trumpland, turning the resistance into a movement, newest version of TrumpCare – being ramrodded through our corrupt U.S. House of Representatives to be forced down our collective throats – worse than the original and much more.

Trump faces off against Washington Republicans used to saying no article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-faces-off-against-washington-republicans-used-to-saying-no-222544024.html

Lincoln was a Republican, slavery is bad – and more discoveries by President Obvious article from the Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/lincoln-was-a-republican-slavery-is-bad–and-more-discoveries-by-president-obvious/2017/03/22/3360c622-0f2c-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html

Trump-Russia inquiry in ‘grave doubt’ after GOP chair briefs White House article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/22/trump-russia-investigation-committee-white-house

“Democratic representative Adam Schiff calls for independent investigation after Devin Nunes shared information with Trump administration before committee

The top Democrat on one of the congressional committees investigating ties between Donald Trump and Russia has raised “grave doubt” over the viability of the inquiry after its Republican chairman shared information with the White House and not their committee colleagues.

In the latest wild development surrounding the Russia inquiry that has created an air of scandal around Trump, Democrat Adam Schiff effectively called his GOP counterpart, Devin Nunes, a proxy for the White House, questioning his conduct.

“These actions raise enormous doubt about whether the committee can do its work,” Schiff said late Wednesday afternoon after speaking with Nunes, his fellow Californian, before telling MSNBC that evidence tying Trump to Russia now appeared “more than circumstantial”…”

10 Ways to Speak Truth to Lies in the Trump Era article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/speaking-truth-power-trumps-america

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Trump’s former campaign chairman secretly worked to advance the interests of Russia’s President a decade ago contradicting assertions by the Trump administration that it never happened, majority prefer Obamacare over Trumpcare, the price we pay for Trump’s lies, on the immoral, unethical White House that has no rules, despite Trump’s dubious claims of ‘America first,’ his businesses keep hiring foreign workers, betting on whether Trump will resign or be impeached before his first term is up, the life cycle of a Trump conspiracy theory, Trumpcare bill betrays key Trump campaign promise, Trump still breaking ethics – and probably the law – with his business dealings, when a president lies too much, most failed Presidency start ever, another unsatisfied Trump voter pivots against him, Wall Street Journal turns on Trump and more.

AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/manaforts-plan-greatly-benefit-putin-government-100315372–politics.html

Less than 25 percent of Americans think Trump is respected by world leaders article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/21/less-than-25-percent-of-americans-think-trump-is-respected-by-wo/21904468/

Wonder how many think Trump is actually respected by anyone…

Poll: Majority prefer Obamacare to Trumpcare article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/22/poll-majority-prefer-obamacare-to-trumpcare/21904839/

The Insidious Effect on the Psyche of Trump’s Torrent of Lies article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/economy/trumps-lies-hurt-our-economy

“Research shows that repeating a lie, even to refute it, imprints it on our brain.

There’s a problem with the media’s repetitive refutation of Donald Trump’s lies: It makes them more credible. Research finds that repeating a lie, even to refute it, imprints it on our brains, and they become more memorable than the refutations.

Most presidents lie. Nixon said he was not a crook. Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal. Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman.

But Trump’s lies are different. They are more frequent and glaringly contradict the facts: Obama wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower; there was record turnout at Trump’s inauguration; Trump knows no one who has anything to do with Russia; he knows more about ISIS than our generals…”

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Trump’s trials and tribulations in the land of delusion, more Trump supporters are waking up to the fact that they voted for a con artist, Trump’s presidency shaped by Fox News, FBI fuels fires of looming Trump-Russia scandal as reality catches up, Spicer still lying faithfully for his ignorant boss, Trump threatens House Republicans with loss of seats if they don’t vote for his fraudulent Obamacare replacement – despite the fact that many of them will lose their seats if they do vote for TrumpCare, obviously our idiot-in-chief is not a mastermind, Spicer’s feeble attempt at justifying Trump’s golfing habits after Trump smeared President Obama’s golfing habits, unsurprisingly, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a liar, opposition to Trump is reshaping the political landscape, former Nixon counsel says White House is in full cover up mode, Trump still touting fraudulent wiretap claims despite no evidence, multiple reasons to be mad in Trump’s Washington, new questions about ethics and corruption over Trump’s new hotels, Trump’s failing lies are beginning to frustrate him, it appears our minority-elect President might be jealous of President Obama, Trump’s threats over passing his health care con failed, idiocracy in action as evidenced by Trump’s electronic device ban affecting 10 Middle Eastern (Muslim) countries – effectively turning ‘evaluated intelligence’ into an oxymoron and much more.

Trump dismisses a poll that doesn’t exist from coming from an inaccurate pollster that wasn’t article from the Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2017/03/20/trump-dismisses-a-poll-that-doesnt-exist-for-coming-from-an-inaccurate-pollster-that-wasnt/

Trump Supporters in Rural Georgia Are Waking Up to the Cruelty of His Attack on Obamacare article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-supporters-rural-georgia-are-waking-cruelty-his-attack-obamacare

“The way they talked, it was supposed to be better,” one disgruntled Trump voter said.

Times are tough for rural America. School consolidation forces their children to travel outside their city to attend classes. Drought is killing crops and with it a season’s income or more. Now they must contend with the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump, who have crafted a health care plan that will hurt rural America.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled many rural Georgians who stand to lose if the president signs Trumpcare…”

FINALLY: CNN Calls Out Trump for ‘A Presidenty Shaped By Fox News’ article from the Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/19/1645212/-FINALLY-CNN-Calls-Out-Trump-For-A-Presidency-Shaped-By-Fox-News

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Trump’s popularity sinks to new low as Trump touts poll showing it, Trump fumes over collusion charges with Russia and unleashes another tweetstorm about fake news, the illogical logic behind Trump’s environmental budget cuts, a terror attack – think false flag terrorism – would be an opportunity for Donald Trump, running out of foreign leaders to alienate, constantly spouting alternative facts is doing Trump no favors, Trump’s war on ethics isn’t either, White House won’t back off claims that Obama wiretapped Trump despite FBI testimony and no evidence, Trump still doesn’t understand NATO and is relabeling President Obama’s ideas for fighting ISIS as being new, White House still in full bull shit mode with lies over Trump and his daily activities, Trump aims to keep his promise on totally destroying the ‘Johnson Amendment’ – the line between religion and politics, when Trump loses or is angry holds a rally with fans only – for obvious reasons…, House ‘Intelligence’ committee working overtime to keep Trump’s malfeasance covered up, and so the family corruption in the Trump cabal continues to grow, Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda caught in another Twitter lie, Trump installs appointees in cabinet positions to track loyalty and much more.

Donald Trump: America’s Marie Antoinette article from CNN. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/19/opinions/trump-taxpayer-injustice-opinion-obeidallah

Poll: President Trump’s approval rating sinks to lowest point ever article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/20/poll-president-trump-approval-rating-sinks-to-lowest-point-ever/21902725/

Trump touts poll showing decline in approval rating from FOX News on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-touts-poll-showing-decline-in-approval-rating-141233363.html

Poll Shows America Really Does Not Like You, Donald Trump article from Common Dreams. –
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/20/poll-shows-america-really-does-not-you-donald-trump

“After release of “cruel” budget, TrumpCare, and unsubstantiated wiretapping claims, president’s approval rating drops to lowest yet

Gallup has released the latest numbers from its tracking poll of President Donald Trump’s approval ratings, and things (again) don’t look good for the president.

Only 37 percent of respondents approve of Trump, an historic low for the poll. A whopping 58 percent disapprove of his actions in office so far.

Last month, Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup poll was 42 percent—which was also a record low for the poll at the time…”

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Germany strikes back after Trump’s duplicitous claim it owes the U.S. for ‘vast sums’ of defense, George W. Bush gave us Trump, a new tool to let your officials know you’re holding them accountable in the resistance to Trump, the Trump Cabal’s plan to kill fracking rule on public lands, more on the devastating affect Trump’s budget would have on poor working people, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway can’t handle ‘alternative fact’ critics, a fake news story the White House really liked, opining whether or not a leader without credibility can lead, blow back from fraudulent wiretap starts forming and more.

Germany rejects Trump’s claim it owes NATO and US ‘vast sums’ for defense article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/19/germany-rejects-trumps-claim-it-owes-nato-and-us-vast-sums-fo/21902568/

George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven article from the Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-w-bush-trump-forget-history_us_58c6e69ee4b0598c66989c6e

Hopefully American’s won’t forget too easily what he did.

Trump Administration to Kill Fracking Rule on Public Lands article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/environment/trump-administration-kill-fracking-rule-public-lands

Resistbot – a new tool in the resistance against Trump to let your officials know you’re holding them accountable. –
https://resistbot.io/

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When you look at what Trump does as opposed to what he says, a larger pattern of deception becomes clearer: How the Trump administration shot itself in the foot – again – over Muslim Ban 2.0, more on Trump’s dystopian budget, comparing Trump to Mussolini gives us lessons we can learn from historical fascism, Trump admits his campaign promises are lies, Paul Ryan tired of taking the blame on TrumpCare, the potential conflict of interest in defeating ISIS, Trump’s delusions on display with Merkel meeting, prompting another tweetstorm against ‘FAKE NEWS’ from our Presidential twit, using Trump’s words against him, on being a War President, Trump scandals foreshadowing other important News, more blow back coming for Trump voters that the majority of us will all pay for, CNN host attributes Trump’s success to ‘bullsh***ng, Justice Department purportedly close to giving up on Trump’s fraudulent wiretapping claims, Trump voter remorse is growing as more young Americans view Trump’s presidency as illegitimate and more.

The Trump Administration Shot Itself in the Foot. Again. article from Esquire. –
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53901/trump-second-muslim-ban/

Exclusive: How ‘The Apprentice’ boosted Trump’s 2005 income – and tax bill article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/exclusive-how-the-apprentice-boosted-trumps-2005-income-and-tax-bill-105949816.html

White House finds someone who doesn’t think its budget is a joke. Oh, wait, actually… article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-finds-someone-who-doesnt-think-its-budget-is-a-joke-oh-wait-actually-173425402.html

“Beset on all sides by criticism of its budget proposal, the White House reached out for support Friday from an unlikely source, an opinion piece in the Washington Post.

The administration itself couldn’t have written a more glowing endorsement than the Thursday column by Alexandra Petri, entitled “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why,” which begins by denouncing critics of the budget priorities as “wimps” and proceeds to the suggestion that teachers be replaced by F-35s wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

Hence the link in the White House’s “1600 Daily” newsletter, which gives the administration’s take on the day’s news and is sent to anyone who signs up on the wh.gov website…”

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