Misadventures of a minority-elect President 74

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 Russian riddle, more people becoming aware that Trump constantly lies or exaggerates, our lackluster wannabe dictator still has lots to learn about abusing executive power and the Constitution, Trump administration trying to make our moronic Liar-in-Chief’s first 100 days look good – despite the obvious, majority of Americans disapprove of our minority-elect president’s first 100 days, what Trump has done for – and to – the environment during his delusional, inept tenure, trying to decipher the babble coming from the 4th grade mind of our leader, Trump’s twitter lie about Obama wiretapping him proves the power of fake news, the desperation to make Trump’s first 100 days look good is showing, evidence of a Trump-Russia investigation cover-up growing more evident, Trump’s tax cut scam becoming more obvious, latest version of Trumpcare is so bad Congress is quietly exempting themselves from it, National Monuments are the latest target of Trump’s attack on the environment and much more.

Donald Trump’s Russian riddle article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trumps-russian-riddle-090028780.html

Most Republicans in 2016 swing states think Trump lies or exaggerates article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/25/most-republicans-in-2016-swing-states-think-trump-lies-or-exagge/22055744/

California attorney general: Trump administration ‘in denial’ about its executive powers article from Business Insider. –
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-sanctuary-cities-order-blocked-california-attorney-general-2017-4

Our wannabe dictator still has a lot to learn about abusing executive power and the U.S. Constitution.

Fact-check: The White House’s claims about Trump’s first 100 Days article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fact-check-white-houses-claims-trumps-first-100-days-132313392.html

Unsurprisingly, the White House is desperately trying to make our moronic Liar-in-Chief look good:

“As we approach the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the White House is attempting to thread a needle. The president himself called them a “ridiculous standard” — an opinion shared by some historians — but his administration also wants to show that it’s proud of what they’ve accomplished thus far.

The roll out of accolade documentation has been a little rocky.

A statement from the White House distributed Tuesday said that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had only signed nine executive orders in his first 100 days in office. As history professor Peter A. Shulman pointed out on Twitter, the actual number is 99. The White House appears to have pulled the number from the American Presidency Project, which lists just some of Roosevelt’s major signings. When the mistake was pointed out to the administration, the White House said Trump still had signed the most executive orders since Roosevelt.

There was also a discrepancy between the number of executive orders credited to Harry S. Truman. Truman signed 57 executive orders in the 100 days following Roosevelt’s death in 1945, but only 25 — the number used by the White House — at the beginning of his term following the 1948 election.

The heavy reliance on executive orders instead of signing congressional legislation goes against a critique of Trump the candidate…”

100 Days of Gibberish – Trump Has Weaponized Nonsense article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/trump-has-weaponized-nonsense

Poll: Majority disapprove of Trump’s first 100 days as president article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/26/poll-majority-disapprove-of-trumps-first-100-days-as-president/22055417/

What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-done-environment-first-100-days-090003292.html

Orrin Hatch inadvertently helps end the debate over the deficit article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/orrin-hatch-inadvertently-helps-end-the-debate-over-the-deficit

“The White House will release some details today about Donald Trump’s new tax plan, but administration officials have already acknowledged the fact that the costs of the policy won’t be offset with spending cuts, and Team Trump doesn’t much care about the impact on the deficit.

It’s likely Republicans on Capitol Hill will adopt a similar attitude. The New York Times reported late yesterday that “the powerful chairman of the Senate finance committee said Tuesday he was prepared to support President Trump’s plan to cut corporate tax rates to 15 percent even if it added to the budget deficit.”

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the Republican finance committee chairman, is a critical voice on tax issues in Congress and support from him could make the difference in whether members of Congress fall in line and support the president’s proposal. […]

“I’m open to getting this country moving,” Mr. Hatch said. He said that if the tax cut could stimulate the economy, then he was not as bothered by the impact it had on budget deficits. “I’m not so sure we have to go that route, but if we do, I can live with it,” Mr. Hatch said.

Well, yes, of course he can – because Republican concerns about the deficit are, and have always been, a sham…”

Trump’s speaking style still flummoxes linguists article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-speaking-style-still-flummoxes-linguists-040144548.html

Sometimes it’s hard to decipher the language that comes from Trump’s moronic 4th grade mind.

This poll number is a testament to the power of fake news article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/politics/obama-spying-2016/

Of course, many of the minions believe it when the fake news comes from Trump.

Members of Congress Demand Trump Provide Legal Justification for Syria Attack from The Intercept. –
https://theintercept.com/2017/04/25/members-of-congress-demand-trump-provide-legal-justification-for-syria-attack/

The time for holding our War Criminal president accountable is coming.

New Alt-Right ‘Fight Club’ Ready for Street Violence article from Southern Poverty Law Center. –
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/04/25/new-alt-right-%E2%80%9Cfight-club%E2%80%9D-ready-street-violence

Let the fun begin:

“A new fight-club “fraternity” of young white, pro-Trump men is being formed, its organizers claim, to defend free-speech rights by “Alt-Right” leaders and engage in street fighting.

Kyle Chapman, a California activist arrested earlier this month in a clash in Berkeley between anti-fascist protesters and pro-Trump demonstrators, announced this week he is forming the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights (cleverly called “FOAK).

Chapman, who uses the Internet meme “Based Stick Man,” says his new militant, highly-masculine group will be the “tactical defensive arm” of the Proud Boys, another group that shows up at pro-Trump rallies looking to rumble with counter-protesters.

“We don’t fear the fight. We are the fight,” Chapman said in a recent social media post announcing FOAK’s formation…”

Team Trump puts on a clinic on how not to negotiate article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-trump-puts-clinic-how-not-negotiate

White House release touting Trump’s 100 day accomplishments is riddled with errors article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-white-house-100-days-accomplishments-release-errors-ebae8fe13d92

Trying to inflate life in Trump’s land of delusion is proving awkward.

Laughable White House claim: Trump has ‘rebuilt’ US global standing article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/laughable-white-house-claim-trump-has-rebuilt-us-global-standing

Trumpcare is so awful that House Republicans are building an escape hatch for themselves article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/gop-lawmakers-exempt-trumpcare-hardships-8f7f8941f9c4

“GOP lawmakers, staff quietly exempt themselves from Trumpcare hardships

Leading Republicans have insisted their efforts to repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation predicted to knock tens of millions of Americans off of their insurance are based in sincere policy principles, not politics.

That claim died Tuesday night, when House Republicans introduced an amendment ensuring that members of Congress and their staff would be exempt from the consequences of any health insurance law the party manages to pass.

Under the House amendment, first reported by Vox, lawmakers and their staff members would still be protected by Obamacare’s pro-consumer rules that get wiped out for millions of other Americans under the Republican repeal package…”

Donald Trump’s Big Tax Cut… For Himself article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/04/26/donald-trumps-big-tax-cut-himself

Report: Company behind Ivanka Trump’s clothing brand pays workers about $1 per hour article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/04/26/report-company-behind-ivanka-trump-s-clothing-brand-pays-worker/22057002/

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump-Russia investigation: ‘Oh my god, there’s a cover-up going on’ article from The Independent on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/watergate-journalist-carl-bernstein-trump-202100915.html

Now Trump Is Going After America’s National Monuments article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/environment/now-trump-going-after-americas-national-monuments

National Monuments are the latest victim in Trump’s ignorantly willful destruction of the environment.

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