Misadventures of a minority-elect President 61

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:

Despite his horse crap of hiring only the best, our minority-elect President’s picks are coming back to haunt him, the ‘not going into Syria’ completely disregards the 1000+ U.S. troops already there, Trump’s Russia scandal keeps getting worse, Trump cabal’s devious plan for deportation comes to light, more on our moronic president’s ‘America first’ bull shit, Syria responds to Trump’s gas attack fairy tale, why the resistance against Trump will continue to build, a moron on CNN compares Trump to MLK on healthcare, allegations of ‘concrete evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion, Trump’s Florida White House facing 15 food violations, tyranny under our illegitimate president, more on Trump’s Syrian gas attack fairy tale and his resulting war crimes, quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions, man who has predicted every presidential election winner since 1984 – which is funny if you realize the irony of 1984 in Trump’s land of delusion – including our current corrupt President now predicts his upcoming impeachment, his first 100 days probably don’t matter to Trump, going full Goldman Sachs after removing President Bannon from his throne, the non-transformation of our minority-elect President, a world in turmoil courtesy of our lackluster leader, Trump withholds Syria-sarin evidence – for obvious reasons – while telling Americans to ‘trust us’ despite his history of never telling the truth, Trump’s corrupt “Justice” Department enabling his fleecing of America and a lot more.

Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-people-more-questions-trump-hires-ties-071101613–politics.html

Trump’s ‘not going into Syria’ vow ignores 1000+ US troops there video from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-s-not-going-into-syria-vow-ignores-1000-us-troops-there-920116803544

The Russia story just keeps getting worse for President Trump article from CNN. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/12/politics/trump-carter-page-russia-devin-nunes/index.html

“Two stories dealing with Russia’s meddling in the election broke Tuesday night. And both were full of bad news for President Donald Trump.

The first, an exclusive to CNN, revealed that a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees who have seen classified documents see no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, further suggesting Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, misled Trump (and the public) when he described documents relating to the unmasking of Trump campaign officials caught up in an incidental collection operation by the intelligence community.

Write CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Manu Raju and Eric Bradner:

“Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump’s allegations that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law by requesting the “unmasking” of US individuals’ identities. Trump had claimed the matter was a ‘massive story.'”…”

How Difficult Would It Be to Impeach President Trump? article from People on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/difficult-impeach-president-trump-160559721.html

Internal Trump administration documents signal plans for robust US deportation force article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/13/internal-trump-administration-documents-signal-plans-for-robust-us-deportation-force/22038403/

Tomgram: William Astore, From Deterrence to Doomsday? article from Tom Dispatch. –
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176266/tomgram%3A_william_astore%2C_from_deterrence_to_doomsday/

Trump’s ‘America First’ bull shit puts the U.S. Military first, second and third.

Assad completely denies any involvement in Syrian gas attack article from The New York Post. –
http://nypost.com/2017/04/13/assad-completely-denies-any-involvment-in-syrian-gas-attack/

Syria claims that the U.S. worked ‘hand-in-glove’ with terrorists to carry out the attacks. It’s doubtful that’s completely true, but you can bet that America’s terrorists in Syria were again responsible as they were in 2013.

Chomsky: Why the Resistance Against Trump Will Continue to Build article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/activism/nearing-trumps-100-day-mark-noam-chomsky-identifies-most-vital-ingredient-keeping

“The institutions look powerful but they collapse as soon as the population becomes engaged.”

Two months into Trump’s presidency, Noam Chomsky delivered a Starr Forum lecture at MIT Center for International Studies praising the Bernie Sanders campaign as a model for the resistance movement. For Chomsky, Sanders’ grassroots coalition is the silver lining following a presidential election year of billion-plus-dollar loss.

“Back in 1895, there was a great campaign manager named Mark Hanna, and he was asked once what’s necessary to run a successful political campaign,” Chomsky began.

Hanna said, “You need two things: the first one is money, and I’ve forgotten what the second thing is.”

Through the entire last century, this held true…”

What is Wrong With Trump’s Attack on Syria? article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/13/what-is-wrong-with-trumps-attack-on-syria/

Jeffrey Lord: ‘Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care’ article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jeffrey-lord-think-president-trump-martin-luther-king-health-care-134627788.html

Hardly. Yet another moron comes out of the wood work…

Guardian Report Claims U.S. Has “Concrete Evidence” of Trump-Russia Collusion article from Slate. –
http://amp.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/04/13/_concrete_evidence_of_trump_russia_collusion_exists_the_guardian_reports.html

Health inspectors ding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago eateries article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/health-inspectors-ding-trumps-mar-lago-eateries-163231821–politics.html

Go figure…

‘There’s something not right here’: British spies warned the US about ‘extensive’ contact between Trump team and Russia article from Business Insider. –
http://www.businessinsider.com/british-spy-agency-trump-russia-ties-2017-4

“Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters became aware of suspicious “interactions” between associates of Donald Trump and suspected or known Russian operatives in late 2015, The Guardian reported on Thursday.

The Guardian’s report — which said other intelligence agencies in Germany, Estonia, and Poland also picked up communications between Trump’s associates and Russian agents — is consistent with earlier revelations about what spurred the US intelligence community to launch its investigation last summer into Trump’s ties to Russia.

The European agencies shared the intelligence with their American counterparts between late 2015 and mid-2016, The Guardian reported. But the FBI and the CIA “were slow to appreciate the extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of the US election,” the report said.

“It looks like the [US] agencies were asleep,” a UK intelligence source told The Guardian. The European agencies “were saying: ‘There are contacts going on between people close to Mr. Trump and people we believe are Russian intelligence agents. You should be wary of this.’ The message was: ‘Watch out. There’s something not right here.'”…”

President Trump’s bushel of false claims in his Fox Business interview article from The Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/12/president-trumps-bushel-of-false-claims-in-his-fox-business-interview/

Surprise surprise, spreading more lies on Fox faux News.

Trump signs resolution allowing states to block family planning funds article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/13/trump-signs-resolution-allowing-states-to-block-family-planning/22038901/

Our minority-elect President quietly gives anti-choice pro-life supporters a huge victory.

Trump: Self-Proclaimed ‘Cop of the World’ article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/13/trump-self-proclaimned-cop-of-the-world/

HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TURNING PROTESTERS INTO FELONS article from Esquire. –
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a54391/how-the-government-is-turning-protesters-into-felons/

Trump, Empire and Our Long Retreat to Tyranny article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/13/trump-empire-and-our-long-retreat-to-tyranny/

Jeff Sessions’ prepared speech at the border referred to immigrants as ‘filth’ article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/jeff-sessions-prepared-speech-at-the-border-referred-to-immigrants-as-filth-bfc5763cbf5d

Trump must be so proud of Mr. ‘I’m not racist:’

“The word didn’t make it into his delivered remarks.

During a speech at the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his and President Donald Trump’s commitment to cracking down on undocumented immigrants. But one thing was missing from his speech as it was delivered: a phrase referring to criminals who cross the border as “filth,” which appeared in his prepared remarks.

In the text that was published on the Department of Justice website, Sessions told a grim tale of immigrant hordes crossing the border and wreaking havoc on U.S. citizens?—?a myth that has been debunked time and time again.

“We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders,” the speech says. “Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings. It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth.”…”

There’s Only Like a 35% Chance Trump Knew About the Gigantic Bomb the U.S. Just Dropped article from Fusion. –
http://fusion.net/theres-only-like-a-35-chance-trump-knew-about-the-giga-1794306777

Once an idiot…

Trump blasts obstructionism that exists only in his mind article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-blasts-obstructionism-exists-only-his-mind

Again, once an idiot…

Trump has been easing Obama-era gun restrictions. You just may not have heard article from McClatchy News. –
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article144436204.html

Expert who called Trump’s election win, now predicts impeachment article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/13/expert-who-predicted-trump-election-win-impeachment/22038840/

The first 100 days don’t matter. For Trump, they matter even less article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/first-100-days-dont-matter-trump-matter-even-less-2-113903133.html

Best. President. Ever…in Trump’s land of delusion…

“Brace yourself now for the deluge of predictable stories about Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride during these first 100 days in office: the erratic tweets and tirades, the confusing shifts in policy on health care and Russia and, underlying all of it, the intensifying rivalries between aides, family members and department chiefs.

Even in normal cases, the whole 100-day construct is pretty silly. Anyone who’s ever started a new job — even one that doesn’t involve overseeing the world’s most formidable bureaucracy and its most powerful arsenal — knows that three months is barely enough time to figure out where the good vending machines are.

Trump’s case, though, isn’t close to normal, seeing as he was the least prepared president to assume office in any of our lifetimes. I say this not because he didn’t have the skill set needed to govern (that’s debatable), but because he literally wasn’t prepared to win. He’d given about as much thought to governing before November as I have to piloting a hot-air balloon.

The reality, to paraphrase Lincoln, is that history will little note nor long remember anything about these blurry 100 days, and when we look back even a year from now, trying to remember exactly who did what in Trump’s first months will be like trying to name the Marlins’ opening day lineup from, well, ever…”

The Trump team’s history of flirting with Holocaust deniers article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/the-trump-teams-history-of-flirting-with-holocaust-deniers-3660cfa1c1eb

The short term of our illegitimate President’s White House has been filled with a long history of thinly veiled anti-Semitism.

THE NON-TRANSFORMATION OF DONALD J. TRUMP article from The New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-non-transformation-of-donald-j-trump

Trump considers provocative new hostage strategy on health care article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-considers-provocative-new-hostage-strategy-health-care

President Bannon Is Dead, Long Live President Cohn article from The Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/president-bannon-is-dead-long-live-president-cohn/

Don’t be fooled by Trump’s latest ‘pivot’ article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/white-nationalism-is-alive-and-well-in-the-trump-administration-61aea894e2bc

“Team Bannon might not be steering Sino-American diplomacy, but they’re winning on immigration policy.

This week, the press decided that “President Bannon” is a lame duck.

Speaking to the New York Post on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pointedly demurred when asked if he has confidence in his closest adviser, former Breitbart Media boss Steve Bannon. The following day, he seemed to reject Bannonism as a foreign policy doctrine when he signaled his support for NATO and declined to label China a currency manipulator. As Bannon’s influence within the White House has apparently waned, news reports suggest that Jared Kushner?—?Trump’s son-in-law and human deus ex machina?—?is now steering administration policy in a less nationalist, more conventional direction.

There is some truth to that narrative, but it ignores the extent to which the White House is still pursuing an agenda that is fully compatible with the ideology that Breitbart Media started espousing under Bannon’s leadership. Trump’s new postures toward NATO, Russia, Syria, and China are only partial rejections of Bannon-esque white nationalist ideology…”

Sean Spicer: Trump Hasn’t Shifted On Positions. Positions Shifted To Trump article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-spicer-donald-trump-shifting_us_58efb93ee4b0bb9638e23e98

Yes, more of Spicer’s delusional dipshittery.

1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan To Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis article from Zero Hedge. –
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-10/1983-cia-document-reveals-plan-destroy-syria-foreshadows-current-crisis

A World in Turmoil, Thank You Mr. Trump! article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46847.htm

Why Trump Was Able to Sucker the World on Syria article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/04/13/why-trump-was-able-sucker-world-syria

Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence article from Consortium News. –
https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/12/trump-withholds-syria-sarin-evidence/

Our Liar-in-Chief is withholding evidence – for obvious reasons – while telling Americans to ‘trust us’ despite his history of never telling the truth:

“After making the provocative and dangerous charge that Russia is covering up Syria’s use of chemical weapons, the Trump administration withheld key evidence to support its core charge that a Syrian warplane dropped sarin on a northern Syrian town on April 4.

A four-page white paper, prepared by President Trump’s National Security Council staff and released by the White House on Tuesday, claimed that U.S. intelligence has proof that the plane carrying the sarin gas left from the Syrian military airfield that Trump ordered hit by Tomahawk missiles on April 6.

The paper asserted that “we have signals intelligence and geospatial intelligence,” but then added that “we cannot publicly release all available intelligence on this attack due to the need to protect sources and methods.”

I’m told that the key evidence was satellite surveillance of the area, a body of material that U.S. intelligence analysts were reviewing late last week even after the Trump-ordered bombardment of 59 Tomahawk missiles that, according to Syrian media reports, killed seven or eight Syrian soldiers and nine civilians, including four children.

Yet, it is unclear why releasing these overhead videos would be so detrimental to “sources and methods” since everyone knows the U.S. has this capability and the issue at hand – if it gets further out of hand – could lead to a nuclear confrontation with Russia…”

‘The Resistance’ That Doesn’t Resist War article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/04/13/resistance-doesnt-resist-war

It is kind of hard to believe that so many people support our War Criminal President’s initial attack on Syria…

Trump, Chocolate Cake and 59 Missiles article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46855.htm

Trump Threatens Healthcare for Poor in Effort to Cut Healthcare for Poor article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/13/trump-threatens-healthcare-poor-effort-cut-healthcare-poor

Robert Reich: Trump Is Fleecing America, and the Justice Department Is Letting Him Get Away with It article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/why-department-justice-defending-trumps-fleecing-america

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