Today’s misadventures of a minority-elect President begin with Trump’s latest rant taking aim at Hillary Clinton’s ties to Russia to deflect attention away from his growing scandals and ineptitude, government ethics watchdog to review Trump’s profits fraudulently made at U.S. taxpayer expense, Trump exposed as an unrepentant scam artist over TrumpCare failure, the delusional dipshittery that is the Trump family name continues creating massive conflicts of interest and law violations, timeline of events that unfolded during election makes Trump-Russia ties look bad, Trump spreads more fake news on Hillary’s uranium deal, Trump issues decree destroying climate and the environment, popularity for our illegitimate president hits a new low, Trump’s growing ethical issues bordering on criminal, bribing Democrats in an effort to garner support for his upcoming fraudulent tax reform con, still trying to do everything he can – aided by the GOP-led U.S. Congress – to deflect attention away from his out-of-control Russia scandal, doubling down on the America’s illegal Middle Eastern wars he pretended to criticize and much more.
Trump calls for investigation into Hillary Clinton, Russia connection article from AOL News. –
In one of his latest rants Trump takes aim at Hillary Clinton’s ties to Russia to deflect attention away from his growing scandal.
The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken article from the Nation. –
“The humiliating failure to repeal Obamacare reveals the GOP is not a national governing party–and Trump is a failure as president…”
MAR-A-LAGO IS JUST THE START OF TRUMP’S ETHICAL MESS article from Vanity Fair. –
U.S. government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits article from Yahoo! News. –
Holding U.S. taxpayers accountable for the cost of vacations that include massive profits at personal properties is questionable, and knowing Trump, most likely fraudulent too.
Will the Health Care Debacle Expose the Fraudulent Nature of Trump’s Presidency? article from AlterNet. –
“Republicans have lost any ability to govern or pass legislation, and their president is an unrepentant scam artist.
In early December I wrote a piece recounting all of President Barack Obama’s attempts to woo Republicans and wondered whether members of the Tea Party — represented by the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus — would save Obamacare by once again refusing to go along with the GOP’s leadership. And by gosh, they went and did it again. By all accounts, the Freedom Caucus wouldn’t accept Paul Ryan’s draconian “replacement” for Obamacare because its members didn’t merely wish to return to the time before the Affordable Care Act was enacted; they wanted to take the health care system back to the time of Dickensian England.
Mainstream conservatives, on the other hand, were willing to deny millions of people health care but figured that their seats might be in jeopardy if they went as far as the Freedom Caucus demanded. This bill died the way that everything dies in the Republican Congress — at the hands of fanatics who will not take yes for an answer…”
Not-so-blind: Eric Trump says he’ll be keeping his father regularly updated on the family business article from the Daily Kos. –
The delusional dipshittery that runs deep in the Trump family is creating never-ending conflicts of interest and illegal activities.
ANALYSIS: After defeat, 3 paths ahead for President Trump article from GMA on Yahoo! News. –
Trump’s Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That ‘Little’ Stuff Matters article from NPR. –
(And they’re not talking about the size of his hands):
“President Trump was downright low energy.
The look on his face, as he meandered through unscripted remarks Friday after the defeat of the Republican health care plan he supported, told the story. The unusually subdued Trump called the loss a “learning experience.” Then he seemed to shrug it all off and said he was moving on.
But it’s hardly going to be that simple or easy. The same fissures in the GOP that derailed the health care bill will be there when it comes to any big issue moving forward, whether it’s tax reform, infrastructure or funding the government. And Republicans warn that, unless the president is willing to learn and own the details, the result will likely be the same — failure…”
A timeline of events that unfolded during the election appears to support the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia article from the Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
Opinion: Trump spreads more fake news on Hillary’s ‘uranium deal’ article from Market Watch. –
One of the few things Trump does very well is spread fake news.
With Trump, the buck always stops anywhere but with him article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Donald Trump’s biggest failure so far isn’t health care article from the Chicago Tribune. –
“When it comes to political malpractice, failing on repeal-and-replace is not Exhibit A. For weeks there has been a more obvious question for Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump: Why are they driving Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer into the arms of the implacable opposition?
Wouldn’t the smart play be to coerce, or induce, or at least leave a tiny bit of room for Schumer, D-N.Y., to cooperate? Wouldn’t the natural first move for Trump have been to assemble, from both parties, a populist majority in Congress?
Last week two of my Post colleagues, conservative commentators Marc Thiessen and Ed Rogers, argued that Schumer is sinking his party’s 2018 prospects by joining the irreconcilable resistance instead of working with the president where possible. By leading a filibuster against Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, voting even against Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.) and generally refusing to play ball, Schumer is showing that he didn’t get the 2016 message from middle America, they opined…”
Trump just gutted U.S. policies to fight climate change article from Think Progress. –
As his presidency falters, Trump’s support hits new lows article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
Gibberish Is the White House’s New Normal: What Trump’s Nonsensical Speech Patterns Tell Us About His Presidency article from AlterNet. –
“This administration is an assault not just on truth but language itself.
Once upon a time, there were presidents for whom English seemed their native language. Barack Obama most recently. He deliberated. At a press conference or in an interview — just about whenever he wasn’t speaking from a text — his pauses were as common as other people’s “uh’s.” He was not pausing because his vocabulary was impoverished. He was pausing to put words into sequence. He was putting phrases together with care, word by word, trying out words before uttering them, checking to feel out what they would sound like once uttered. It was important to him because he did not want to be misunderstood. President Obama valued precision, in no small part because he knew he lived in a world where every last presidential word was a speech act, a declaration with consequence, so that the very statement that the sky was blue, say, would be scoured for evidence that the president was declaring a policy on the nature of nature.
That was then. Now we have a president who, when he speaks, spatters the air with unfinished chunks, many of which do not qualify as sentences, and which do not follow from previous chunks. He does not release words into a stream of consciousness but into a heap. He heaps words on top of words, to overwhelm meaning with vague gestures. He does not think, he lurches…”
TRUMP IS CONSIDERING OFFERING DEMOCRATS A DEVIL’S BARGAIN article from Vanity Fair. –
Bribing Democrats to garner support for his upcoming fraudulent tax reform con.
Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought article from Mother Jones. –
Time to remind this waste of human flesh that minority-elect President’s don’t have mandates.
Jorge Ramos: All the President’s lies article from Fusion. –
“The United States elected a president who lies so much that he’s lost credibility only two months after his inauguration. This is a serious problem: The day will soon come when Donald Trump really needs the American people to believe him. Will anybody know if he’s telling the truth?
Trump has a long history of spreading outright falsehoods. For years, he claimed that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. And when he finally admitted publicly that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, Trump didn’t apologize. He never does; he just changes the subject.
Trump also lied in November when he tweeted that he lost the popular vote in the presidential election because millions of people “voted illegally.” Trump repeated that lie during his first meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, according to The New York Times. He claimed that 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants voted against him. Trump seems to believe that if he repeats his lies often enough, people eventually will believe them.
One of the few things we know to be true about Trump is that he doesn’t care for immigration. His presidential campaign started in 2015 with a huge lie about Mexican immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”…”
Trump Officials Tried To Stop Sally Yates From Testifying On Russia Ties article from the Huffington Post. –
Our Obstructionist-in-Chief is still trying to do everything he can – aided by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in the GOP-led U.S. Congress – to deflect attention away from his out-of-control Russia scandal.
President Trump and His Businesses: Not So Separate After All article from Common Dreams. –
Trump’s Wars article from Information Clearing House. –
Our Liar-in-Chief is doubling down on America’s illegal Middle Eastern wars he pretended to criticize.
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