Misadventures of a minority-elect President 53

Trump could end up costing Republicans big time in the 2018 elections, Trump’s war on journalism, if you like Middle East wars you’re going to love Trump – who blamed his predecessor for the Syrian gas attack despite telling him not to attack, Trump’s popularity hits yet another new low, Trump removes Bannon from the NSC, ethics issues are growing at a rapid pace, slammed for his support of Bill O’Reilly saying he didn’t think O’Reilly did anything wrong or acted inappropriately regarding his sexual harassment lawsuits, Trump cabal pondering whether or not to make visitors from Germany, France and other close allies hand over their social media passwords, creating distractions and blaming Obama for his flailing presidency, despite the lack of evidence showing Syria gassed its own people, Trump suggests he’ll so whatever he wants – including carrying out surprise attacks, which of course would be illegal, using an apparent chemical weapons attack – which will most likely end up being another false flag – as justification for invading Syria as his plans for Syria and Iraq being to take shape, another baseless claim despite having no evidence to deflect attention from his failing presidency and more.

Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Understand the Unemployment Rate article from the Fiscal Times on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/donald-trump-still-doesn-t-221000635.html

Trump’s in Trouble: Republicans May Face a Massive Wave During the 2018 Midterms article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-trouble-republicans-may-face-massive-wave-during-2018-midterms

Trump’s War on Journalism article from the Los Angeles Times. –
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-war-on-journalism/

“In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.”

Facts that contradict Trump’s version of reality are dismissed as “fake news.” Reporters and their news organizations are “pathetic,” “very dishonest,” “failing,” and even, in one memorable turn of phrase, “a pile of garbage.”

Trump is, of course, not the first American president to whine about the news media or try to influence coverage. President George W. Bush saw the press as elitist and “slick.” President Obama’s press operation tried to exclude Fox News reporters from interviews, blocked many officials from talking to journalists and, most troubling, prosecuted more national security whistle-blowers and leakers than all previous presidents combined.

But Trump being Trump, he has escalated the traditionally adversarial relationship in demagogic and potentially dangerous ways…”

Like Middle East Wars? You’re Gonna Love President Trump article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/like-middle-east-wars-youre-gonna-love-president-trump-214985

Fact Check: Trump, Faulting Obama on Syria, Contradicts Himself article the New York Times. –
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/us/politics/fact-check-trump-syria-obama.html

As a candidate our minority-elect President told Mr. Obama to ‘not attack.’

Trump reportedly considered giving Fox News exclusive rights to inauguration coverage article from AOL. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/04/trump-reportedly-considered-giving-fox-news-exclusive-rights-to/22026114/

President Trump’s Approval Ratings Just Hit Another Low article from Time. –
http://time.com/4725494/president-donald-trump-approval-rating/

“President Donald Trump’s approval ratings fell to 35% Tuesday — another new low for the president during his first months in office.

The approval ratings produced by Quinnipiac University are a drop from the last national poll, released March 22, which showed Trump’s approval at 37%. Trump’s ratings fall under former President Barack Obama’s lowest — 38% in 2013.

According to the poll, the majority of Americans also believe the following about the president:

“He is not honest”

“He does not have good leadership skills”

“He does not care about average Americans”

“He is not level-headed”

“He does not share their values”…”

Bannon Removed From National Security Council Role in Shakeup article from Yahoo! News. –
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bannon-removed-national-security-council-152955543.html

Obamacare has what Trump does not: popular support article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/obamacare-has-what-trump-does-not-popular-support

Scandalized Trump camp pushes distraction story, Obama blame video from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/scandalized-trump-camp-pushes-distraction-story-obama-blame-914188355688

‘Beyond a Red Line’: Trump Might Just Launch Surprise Attack on Syria article from Common Dreams. –
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/05/beyond-red-line-trump-might-just-launch-surprise-attack-syria

“Despite no hard evidence yet about who is behind horrific chemical-related massacre, president indicates he will just do whatever he wants

Does President Donald Trump assume his administration can just launch a surprise, unilateral military attack against Syria?

The clear impression he left during a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the White House, as he stood alongside Jordan’s King Abdullah II, is that he can—and that he just might—but that he won’t tell “you” about it.

Just hours after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations appeared to threaten unilateral action against Syria, Trump said he considers the alleged use of chemical weapons on Tuesday “beyond a red line” that “would not be tolerated” but refused to offer any clarity on what actions his administration would take in response…”

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ethics mess gets worse ahead of Xi Jinping visit article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-mar-lago-ethics-mess-gets-worse-ahead-xi-jinping-visit

Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Think Bill O’Reilly Did Anything Wrong’ article from Deadline on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/donald-trump-don-t-think-171105773.html

President Trump Blames Barack Obama for Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria article from People. –
http://people.com/politics/president-trump-blames-barack-obama-chemical-attack-syria/

Trump wants visitors from countries like Germany and France to hand over social media passwords article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/visitors-us-phone-bank-accounts-e0d4d7a1c31

“Even America’s closest allies may be subject to “extreme vetting.”

The U.S. government is mulling whether to force foreign visitors to hand over their cellular phones so that officials can conduct social media screenings, check financial records, and ask “probing questions” about ideology, according to Trump administration officials who spoke with the Wall Street Journal.

Prompted by President Donald Trump’s campaign call for “extreme vetting” to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States, the government is considering strict guidelines that would require embassies to spend more time interviewing visa applicants, the Journal reported. The vetting procedure could affect people around the world, including visitors from 38 countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program, including France, Germany, and Australia. That program allows citizens from specific countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without having to get a visa.

“If there is any doubt about a person’s intentions coming to the United States, they should have to overcome?—?really and truly prove to our satisfaction?—?that they are coming for legitimate reasons,” Gene Hamilton, senior counselor to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, told the publication…”

Safe Zones As Soft Military Occupation: Trump’s Plan For Syria, Iraq Is Taking Shape article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46805.htm

TRUMP’S MOMENT OF TERRIBLE TRUTH IN SYRIA article from the New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-moment-of-terrible-truth-in-syria

Robert Reich: Trump Has Made and Incredibly Dumb Bet on an Obsolete Source of Energy article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/video/robert-reich-trump-has-made-incredibly-dumb-bet-obsolete-source-energy

Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-aide-says-intel-not-082948818.html

Another phony crisis based on no evidence whatsoever to deflect attention from his failing presidency.

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