Misadventures of a minority-elect President 73

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:

Trump’s unpredictable – albeit primarily ignorant – foreign policy, the White House wants to ensure you never know the truth about Trump’s Syrian gas attack fairy tale, resisting the derangement of Donald Trump, the top controversies of Trump’s first 100 days, our minority-elect President is still lying about winning the popular vote, the problem with Trump’s massive corporate tax cut scam, Trump’s delusional dipshittery comes with a high price, the unprecedented influence of Ivanka Trump – thanks to the illicit moves of her father, Trump’s order to defund sanctuary cities blocked, betraying his disingenuous ‘Hire American’ promise, Breitbart faux ‘News’ still tied too closely to Bannon to retain credentials on Capitol Hill, Ivanka defends her daddy as a champion of women’s rights as leaked plans reveal his true intentions, again Ivanka reveals she is definitely her daddy’s girl, Trump’s failure of a presidency, Trump’s insecurity is his defining trait – which is what makes his delusions so dangerous and lots more.

Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-foreign-policy-100-days-downside-unpredictability-090006395.html

Russian and western dispute over Syria chemical attack further muddies truth article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/syria-chemical-attack-investigation-russia-opcw

The world may never know the truth about Trump’s Syrian gas attack fairy tale.

The Trump standard: The 45th president’s norm-busting first 100 days article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-standard-45th-presidents-norm-busting-first-100-days-090037028.html

Jim Hightower’s Tips for Resistance: Donald Is Deranged, but People Are Fighting Back From Coast to Coast article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/activism/jim-hightowers-tips-resistance-donald-deranged-people-are-fighting-back-coast-coast

“A feisty, creative civic spirit is igniting activists in nearly every zip code.

A majority of the public almost always blesses new presidents with a honeymoon gift. In a gesture of patriotic fairness, even people who voted against the incoming chief say, Okay, we’ll give you a chance. We’re hoping you’ll be better than we thought.

This grace period usually lasts a while before the public starts to sour. As New York Times columnist Charles Blow noted, our last five presidents enjoyed lengthy periods in office before a majority of Americans registered disapproval:

* Ronald Reagan–2 years
* George W. Bush–3 years, 3 months
* George H. W. Bush–3 years, 1 month
* Barack Obama–1 year, 3 months
* Bill Clinton–1 year, 7 months

Enter The Donald, whose policies, personality, moral principles, and assorted psychoses have rocketed him through the shortest honeymoon ever. His performance achieved majority disapproval in… just 8 days!…”

The Top Trump Controversies of The First 100 Days article from NBC News. –
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/president-trumps-first-100-days/top-trump-controversies-first-100-days-n746736

President Trump just had his bluff called – again article from The Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/25/president-trump-just-had-his-bluff-called-again/

Trump’s Mexico Wall may have to wait.

Anderson Cooper Warns: Don’t Be ‘Desensitized’ By Trump’s ‘Fake Facts’ article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anderson-cooper-trump-desensitized_us_58fea870e4b06b9cb9198a61

Trump is still lying about winning the popular vote.

Trump’s White House Family Affair Looks A Lot Like The Most Corrupt Nations In The World article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-nepotism_us_58fa746de4b06b9cb916f736

The problem with Trump’s massive corporate tax cut article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-problem-trumps-massive-corporate-tax-cut

“With Donald Trump’s presidency nearing its 100th day, the White House is, by all appearances, feeling a little antsy about its lack of accomplishments. It’s one of the reasons Team Trump is scrambling this week to fund the government without a shutdown, push Republicans on health care, and unveil some vague ideas about tax policy.

We’ll reportedly see some kind of tax blueprint tomorrow, but in the meantime, the Wall Street Journal reports on one of the president’s top new priorities.

President Donald Trump has ordered White House aides to draft a tax plan that slashes the corporate tax rate to 15%, even if that means a loss of revenue, according to people familiar with the directive.

During a meeting in the Oval Office last week, Mr. Trump told staff he wants a massive tax cut to sell to the American public, these people said. He told aides it was less important to him that such a plan could add to the federal budget deficit, though that might make it difficult to sell to GOP lawmakers who are wary of such a large tax cut.

It’s worth pausing to note that the idea of congressional Republicans prioritizing the deficit over tax cuts is very hard to believe. GOP interest in balanced budgets has long been a ridiculous sham, used primarily as an excuse to reject popular Democratic priorities…”

White House adviser storms out of panel after he’s asked about ties to Nazi sympathizers article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/white-house-counterterrorism-czar-storms-out-of-panel-after-hes-asked-to-defend-his-islamophobia-c4cb455089fa

The Madder Trump Gets, the More Seriously the World Takes Him article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/25/the-madder-trump-gets-the-more-seriously-the-world-takes-him/

Trump’s delusional dipshittery comes with a high price.

Ivanka Trump’s influence reaches unprecedented heights article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/ivanka-trumps-influence-reaches-unprecedented-heights

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-judge-blocks-trump-order-sanctuary-city-money-201541811.html

“SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit works its way through court.

The Trump administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope during a recent court hearing.

San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding for each of them, making it difficult to plan their budgets…”

Betraying ‘Hire American’ Pledge, Trump Rewards Companies Offshoring US Jobs article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/25/betraying-hire-american-pledge-trump-rewards-companies-offshoring-us-jobs

Breitbart News Denied Permanent Capitol Hill Press Credentials article from The Independent Journal Review. –
http://ijr.com/2017/04/855883-breitbart-news-denied-permanent-capitol-hill-press-credentials/

Apparently the alt-right wing ‘News’ outlet couldn’t provide evidence that former CEO Steve Bannon wasn’t still pulling its strings.

Donald Trump to strip all funding from State Department team promoting women’s rights around the world article from The Independent UK. –
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-budget-2018-state-department-cut-office-global-womens-issues-oxfam-ivanka-a7701631.html

Our faux FLOTUS Ivanka defends her daddy as a defender of women’s rights as leaked plans reveal his true intentions.

Ivanka Trump is Booed, Hissed in Germany for Defending Donald Trump article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/25/ivanka-trump-booed-hissed-germany-defending-donald-trump

“German audience also appeared confused by prominent role president’s daughter is playing in the administration

Ivanka Trump received a chilly reception in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday after she claimed President Donald Trump was an advocate for women and families during a roundtable discussion on women’s rights, held as part of the G20 summit.

Ivanka Trump described Donald Trump as “a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive.”

The crowd of mostly women hissed and booed in response to Ivanka Trump’s defense of her father…”

Amidst Backlash, Ivanka Trump Clothing Is Secretly Relabelled as Adrienne Vittadini article from Business of Fashion. –
https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/ivanka-trump-clothing-relabeled-adrienne-vittadini

Definitely her daddy’s daughter – they share many of the same fraudulent traits.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump’s failure of a presidency article from The Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/25/1656089/-Abbreviated-pundit-roundup-Trump-s-failure-of-a-presidency

Trump’s First 100 Days: An ‘Entry-Level’ Presidency article from NPR. –
http://www.npr.org/2017/04/23/525111191/trump-s-first-100-days-an-entry-level-presidency

Trump’s Defining Trait article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/donald_trump_s_defining_trait_his_insecurity.html

Trump’s insecurity is his defining trait – which is why his delusions are so dangerous:

“It’s his insecurity. Why that should frighten us all.

Each president brings with him more than just his agenda to Washington. He also brings personal qualities, those traits of character that shape and define his time in office as much as any event or policy. For Barack Obama, that quality was a confidence—or, critics might say, aloofness—exemplified by the nickname “No Drama Obama.” For George W. Bush, it was a resolve that crossed into stubborn rigidity. For Bill Clinton, a malleability that sometimes—or even often—skirted principle.

Donald Trump has just three months in office, but even now, we can see what he brings to the White House. Not the strength or mastery he works to project with every public appearance, but its opposite: insecurity. As president, Trump is profoundly insecure: insecure about his electoral victory, insecure about his public standing, and insecure about his progress as chief executive.

President Trump’s smothering insecurity is evident in his recent interview with the Associated Press. Throughout the long and meandering exchange, Trump repeatedly turns from questions of policy and program to the obsessions and insecurities that seem to consume his attention. When asked, for example, if he’ll reject a bill to fund the government if it doesn’t include funding for a border wall, Trump pivots from the issue at hand to a discussion of the Electoral College. “You know, it’s funny. The Democrats, they have a big advantage in the Electoral College,” said Trump, later adding that “the Electoral College is very difficult for a Republican to win.”…”

A presidency playing out in dog years article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/opinions/trumps-presidency-playing-out-in-dog-years-dantonio/

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