Misadventures of a minority-elect President 81

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:

Today’s misadventures of our minority-elect President begins with selling himself out to the corrupt oligarchy that actually runs this country, being called out for his fraudulent Obama wiretapping claims is aggravating, Trump’s treacherous homecoming, blaming the Constitution for his idiotic failure of a presidency, why CNN refused to air Trump’s propaganda piece on his first 100 days, interviews with Trump over his failed first 100 days reveal why he really needs to stop talking so much, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s career is almost over as he desperately lies to get passage of fraudulent Obamacare replacement bill, tweeted photo shows how the deviant mind of Steve Bannon works, Trump’s brown shirts in the U.S. Congress are poised to make history for all the wrong reasons on Obamacare replacement, Ivanka’s latest miscreantics include using a federal website for personal gain, demonizing North Korea could be a diversion for Trump’s plan to illegally invade Syria, Trump’s swamp growing more corrupt with each passing day, musings on who’s actually running the White House, the only thing Trump cares about is winning after so much losing and much more.

American Democray: A Dead Man Walking article from Paul Craig Roberts. –
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/05/02/american-democracy-dead-man-walking/

It’s open war between Trump and CBS article from The New York Post. –
http://nypost.com/2017/05/02/its-open-war-between-trump-and-cbs/

Apparently being called out for his fraudulent Obama wiretapping lies angered our Liar-in-Chief

Donald Trump love NY … but New York refuses to love him back article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/03/donald-trump-new-york-unpopularity

Trump may end up receiving a hostile reception when he goes back to New York.

Trump Blames Constitution for his 100 Days of Failure & Declares May 1 Loyalty Day article from The Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/1/1657712/-Trump-Blames-Constitution-for-his-100-Day-Failure-Declares-May-1-Loyalty-Da

Ahhh the life of our moronic minority-elect Liar-in-Chief:

“Donald Trump blamed the Constitution for his repeated failures in his first hundred days in office. He told Fox News that the Constitution is archaic and that the rule of law that has prevented his unconstitutional edicts from being implemented “is a bad thing for the country”. www.theguardian.com/…

In an interview with Fox News to mark the 100-day mark, he declared himself “disappointed” with congressional Republicans, despite his many “great relationships” with them.

He blamed the constitutional checks and balances built in to US governance. “It’s a very rough system,” he said. “It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”…”

Are You Smarter Than the President? Take This Quiz and Find Out! article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/are-you-smarter-president-take-quiz-and-find-out

Note: Trump got an F – as in failed, like his illegitimate presidency…

Trump’s Still Breaking Norms at a Dizzying Pace (And Yes, It Still Matters) article from NBC News. –
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-s-still-breaking-norms-dizzying-pace-yes-it-still-n754191

CNN explains why it refused to air Trump’s ‘false’ 100-day ad article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/cnn-explains-why-refused-air-153740306.html

Because Trump’s propaganda piece on his first 100 days contained a graphic referring to mainstream media as fake news.

Trump’s 100-days interviews prove it: He needs to stop talking so much article from CNN. –
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/05/02/politics/donald-trump-interviews/index.html

“(CNN) In the last six days, President Donald Trump has granted extended interviews to 12(!) major media outlets. And, in almost every one he’s managed to say something — or a lot of somethings — that has created controversy and raised real questions about what he actually knows (and what he doesn’t.)

It all began last Wednesday when Trump sat down with Reuters. Not only did Trump wax nostalgic about his “old life” and admit that being president is a lot harder than he thought, he also managed to ramp up the rhetoric against North Korea by telling the interviewers that “there is a chance we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.”

And it ended — maybe? — on Monday with excerpts of Trump’s interviews with CBS’ John Dickerson and SiriusXM’s Salena Zito as well as a new interview with Bloomberg. In those interviews, Trump said, among many other things, that “I don’t stand by anything” and insisted that his allegations about President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 election had been proven. (They haven’t.) He also demonstrated only the loosest understanding of US history regarding Andrew Jackson’s life and the causes of the Civil War.

In between those bookends, Trump claimed in various interviews to have had among the most successful first 100 days in presidential history and suggested it might be time to change the “archaic” rules of the Senate…”

Hoping to avoid another failure, Paul Ryan turns to falsehoods article from Rachel Maddon on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/hoping-avoid-another-failure-paul-ryan-turns-falsehoods

Ryan is lying – and desperate – to get Trump’s fraudulent Obamacare replacement bill passed.

Paul Ryan straight up deceives people in a last-ditch attempt to sell Trumpcare article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/paul-ryan-straight-up-deceives-people-in-a-last-ditch-attempt-to-sell-trumpcare-f68ebd77dec4

Jared Kushner didn’t disclose business ties to George Soros, Peter Thiel, and Goldman Sachs, or that he owes $1 billion in loans article from Business Insider. –
https://amp.businessinsider.com/jared-kushner-ties-george-soros-goldman-sachs-peter-thiel-1-billion-loan-2017-5

Steve Bannon’s White House whiteboard revealed article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/politics/steve-bannons-white-house-whiteboard/index.html

Tweeted photo shows how the deviant mind of Steve Bannon works:

“Washington (CNN)Here it is: our first visual glimpse at the hive mind where Trump’s chief strategist, Steven Bannon, is plotting the “deconstruction” of the administrative state.

We’ve heard descriptions of Bannon’s office before.

Here’s how CNN’s Maeve Reston, pulling reporting from the network’s White House reporters like Jeff Zeleny, described the room in a recent piece for CNN’s new online magazine, “State.”

When he moved into the White House, Trump’s chief strategist removed the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and sofa from his office and positioned his desk in the corner to make room for giant whiteboards that are lined up in four columns beneath the campaign theme: Make. America. Great. Again. In the final hours of the first 100 days, the promises kept were marked with a red X, including abandoning a massive Pacific trade deal. The column without a single red X: Legislative accomplishments.

Now, thanks to some innocently tweeted photographs from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Orthodox rabbi, author and TV personality, we can see the priorities that form Bannon’s to-do list…”

Sean Spicer thinks it’s ‘somewhat sad’ people are still talking about the election. President Trump has mentioned it every day for the last week article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/speedreads/696399/sean-spicer-thinks-somewhat-sad-people-are-still-talking-about-election-president-trump-mentioned-every-day-last-week

The irony of the idiocy of this illegitimate Presidential administration is proving quite entertaining, if nothing else…

The World’s Most Powerful People Are Not Your Cuddly Mascots article from Fusion. –
http://fusion.net/the-worlds-most-powerful-people-are-not-your-cuddly-mas-1794872924

On the relevance of Trump’s actions and overall character – or lack thereof.

House to vote Thursday on health care bill: GOP leader article from The New York Post. –
http://nypost.com/2017/05/03/house-to-vote-thursday-on-health-care-bill-gop-leader/

Trump’s brown shirts in the U.S. Congress are poised to make history for all the wrong reasons.

Government-funded website promotes Ivanka Trump’s new book article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/voice-of-america-promotes-ivanka-trump-book-2440300988ab

Ivanka’s latest miscreantics include – once again – using public office for private gain:

“Federal employees aren’t supposed to use public offices for private gain.

Weeks after the State Department used its website and social media platforms to promote President Donald Trump’s private club in Florida, taxpayer-funded Voice of America is promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book on its website and Twitter account.

The link in the tweet is to an Associated Press article reposted on the Voice of America’s website. The piece characterizes Ivanka’s new book, entitled “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success,” as embodying the new White House employee’s transition from “sassy to serious.”

The book “offers earnest advice for women on advancing in the workplace, balancing family and professional life and seeking personal fulfilment [sic],” the piece notes. “She is donating the proceeds to charity and has opted not to do any publicity to avoid any suggestion that she is improperly using her White House platform.”…”

Is North Korea a Diversion for a US-Jordan Invasion of Syria? article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/03/is-north-korea-a-diversion-for-a-us-jordan-invasion-of-syria/

Team Trump grudgingly tells the truth about miners’ health care article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-trump-grudgingly-tells-the-truth-about-miners-health-care

Trump transition staffers head to K Street despite lobbying ban article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/03/trump-lobbying-ban-transition-237850

Trump’s swamp keeps growing more corrupt with each passing day.

Is Trump Really President? article from Counter Punch. –
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/03/is-trump-really-president/

“These are strange times in American politics. And stranger still is the emerging character of the Trump presidency. Events are appearing with growing frequency, raising the question who is really running the White House and the US government? Is Trump really the President?

Trump sits there on the second floor, spending late evenings into early mornings tweeting to the world. In itself, that’s politically weird. But even more strange is what he’s tweeting and the next day fallout. We hear about the aircraft carrier task force in Asia that was reportedly steaming at full speed to the North Korean coast a few weeks ago, only to learn soon after it was actually headed in the opposite direction to Australia. Did Donald imagine that? Was the US Navy informed or requested by its titular commander in chief to turn around and go north…and then didn’t? Was Trump’s command to go north perhaps countermanded by some head of Naval operations, or maybe someone else in the White House or government? Or did he just imagine it all and never even informed the Navy to head to Korea? All the possibilities are strange. Very strange.

And then there was the announcement by Trump that his big budget was going to be announced in a few days. It wasn’t even prepared. Government bureaucrats had to quickly slap something together in a couple of pages to provide to the press.

Trump did it again, tweeted announcing his big tax cuts. Again the bureaucrats were caught off guard and had to throw some general outline together and issue it to the press. All this happened after it was generally known that the tax cut proposals were not going to be developed until late summer, and that the Obamacare Repeal bill had to go forward first. The Obamacare repeal was a necessary prerequisite for the general tax cut. Its $592 billion in tax cuts for business and investors had to come first. Until it was resolved, it made no sense to publicize elements of the yet bigger tax cuts of trillions of dollars more scheduled to follow. But Trump tweeted it anyway, and the bureaucracy jumped, putting something down on paper. Who’s communicating what to whom? Is Donald just lobbing electronic policy missiles out of the second floor of the White House, hoping some bureaucrat will catch them before morning?…”

New Yorkers Plan to ‘Drown Out’ Trump with Protest During First Presidential Visit article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/03/new-yorkers-plan-drown-out-trump-protest-during-first-presidential-visit

The New GOP Plan to Repeal Obamacare Would Actually Create Real ‘Death Panels’ article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/economy/sarah-palins-death-panels-are-back-latest-obamacare-repeal-bill-and-sick-americans-know-it

Trump Administration Hires Official Whom Five Students Accused of Sexual Assault article from Pro Publica. –
https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-administration-hires-official-five-students-accused-sexual-assault

Donald Trump doesn’t care about health care – or anything else: He just wants a ‘win’ after so much losing article from Salon. –
http://www.salon.com/2017/05/03/donald-trump-doesnt-care-about-health-care-or-anything-else-he-just-wants-a-win-after-so-much-losing/

“The president has no policy goals and doesn’t understand health care — he just wants to put his name on something

As Republicans and Democrats argued over who got the bigger win this week on the budget deal to keep the government operating through September, NBC News’ Benjy Sarlin asked a pertinent question about Trump’s negotiating skills in general and the GOP’s continued efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act specifically.

“Trump can only learn if he’s been rolled or not after a deal, because he doesn’t have clear policies heading in,” Sarlin tweeted. He then added, “Take health care. What is a ‘win’ for Trump when there doesn’t seem to be a single policy demand he can articulate? Does such a thing exist?”

Reading this, I was reminded of a story I wrote not long after Trump announced his campaign almost two years ago. The outcome tells us something about Trump that the Republican majority in Congress has not yet figured out how to make work for it…”

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