Misadventures of a minority-elect President 97

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:

The misadventures of our minority-elect president’s second very bad week in a row begins with Comey trying to hide from our illegitimate leader in the White House to avoid him, no pity for Trump staffers who were well aware of what they were signing themselves up for, ratcheting up the claims that Trump and his staff tried to bully Comey into dropping the Russia investigation, listening to those trying to defend Trump’s derangement syndrome is comical, countries Trump visiting bow down to keep things simple for his ignorant ass – which speaks volumes as to why he doesn’t belong in the White House to begin with, more explosive revelations against the Trump administration regarding the Russia scandal as his White House tries shifting blame to someone else, our Vice President lies just as much as our Liar-in-Chief, Trump’s delusional version of loyalty, prepare for yet another major meltdown from Trump and his White House as Comey agrees to testify, Trump’s self-sabotage merits the obvious results, prepare for more demagoguery as he desperately tries to save his failing ass, the Nixonization of Trump – and the resulting reality that cutting the head off the monster won’t kill it in this case and lots more.

Comey So ‘Disgusted’ by Trump He Tried to Hide in White House Curtains to Avoid Him article from Newsweek on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/comey-apos-disgusted-apos-trump-102244718.html

Thanks to Trump’s onerous action of firing Comey we’re going to be hearing a LOT of revelations on a daily basis for a while.

Yet More Shoes Drop in the Flynn Scandal article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/05/flynn

The gift that keeps on giving…

By Donald Trump’s standards, the Watergate cover-up was a thing of genius article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/18/donald-trump-watergate-genius-richard-nixon

Nixon wasn’t as profoundly corrupt or ignorant as our illegitimate, lackluster leader is.

Trump’s Staff Are a Bunch of Special Snowflakes Who Deserve No Pity article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trumps-staff-are-bunch-special-snowflakes-who-deserve-no-pity

The miscreants in the Trump cabal knew exactly what they were signing up for when they agreed to work for our dimwitted dumbass in the White House:

“Officials say they feel “under siege.” They knew what they were signing up for.

Every single person who works for Donald Trump knew what they were signing up for when they accepted the job. Every White House staffer willingly, and in most cases enthusiastically, joined an effort to help Trump in his war on “political correctness,” an all-out attack on those who get lost in their “feewings” about the bad things in the world.

“I am so tired of this politically correct crap,” Trump said at a campaign stop in South Carolina to rousing applause from his supporters. In a televised debate, Trump insisted “the big problem this country has is being politically correct…I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”

Those quotes have aged like milk. Turns out the most sensitive and easily triggered people in the country are currently occupying the White House…”

Donald Trump just staked his presidency on 4 words article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/donald-trump-comey-denial/

Given the fact that our Liar-in-Chief has done nothing but lie from day one, his words – backed by his duplicitous actions – are worthless.

Trump and Priebus Reportedly Pushed Comey to Publicly Clear Trump in Russia Investigation article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/18/trump_reportedly_pushed_comey_to_publicly_clear_him_in_fbi_russia_probe.html

Trump and his White House Chief of Staff reportedly tried bullying Comey into calling off the Flynn investigation while claiming Trump wasn’t part of it .

The degree of self-sabotage in the Trump White House is staggering article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/19/self-sabotage-donald-trump-white-house-comey

Trump wouldn’t be having some of the issues he has if he actually thought before he spoke or tweeted his ignorance.

The ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Dodge article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/the-trump-derangement-syndrome-dodge/527154/

Listening to the miscreants and the GOP brown shirts trying to defend our dimwitted dumbass is entertaining:

“Beware trusting pundits who exploit the least defensible critiques of the president to avoid acknowledging his most dangerous flaws.

Donald Trump is different.

Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all had allies who defended their approaches to the presidency against critics.

But defending what Trump says or does is often impossible. Americans can’t help but know that he didn’t win the popular vote; draw more people to his inauguration than Barack Obama; act wisely in appointing Michael Flynn; execute well in that first executive order on travel; or accomplish more in his first 100 days than any other president.

Americans can’t help but see that he is erratic, and that his domestic agenda has stalled bigly. He can claim that no politician has ever been treated more unfairly. But we can’t help but know that Ronald Reagan was shot and that John F. Kennedy was killed…”

Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/worldwide-effort-keep-trump-happy-1st-trip-abroad-075302305–politics.html

The fact that countries Trump visits have to dumb down to keep things simple for his ignorant ass speaks volumes as to why he shouldn’t be there to begin with…

Trump said firing ‘nut job’ Comey took pressure off Russia probe; White House official now ‘person of interest’: reports article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/reports-trump-said-firing-nut-job-comey-took-pressure-off-russia-probe-white-house-official-now-person-interest-195040125.html

More explosive revelations against the Trump administration regarding the Russia scandal as his White House tries shifting blame to Comey.

False denials from Mike Pence continue to stack up video from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/false-denials-from-mike-pence-continue-to-stack-up-947736643714

Our Vice President is just as much of a liar as our illegitimate, minority-elect President.

WHAT KIND OF LOYALTY DOES A PRESIDENT NEED? article from The New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-kind-of-loyalty-does-a-president-need

So far Trump’s version of loyalty has proved disastrous:

“In April, 1965, the leaders of India and Pakistan, nations then on the brink of war, cancelled meetings with President Lyndon Johnson, and L.B.J. thought he knew why. While flying to Texas aboard Air Force One, he huddled with his speechwriter, Dick Goodwin. “Do you know there are some disloyal Kennedy people over at the State Department who are trying to get me; that’s why they stirred things up?” Johnson asked. “I didn’t know that,” Goodwin replied. “Well, there are,” Johnson said, “They didn’t get me this time, but they’ll keep trying.” Johnson’s obsession with his political rival, Robert Kennedy, had, by that time, become so overpowering—and his insistence on “all-out loyalty” so pronounced—that it was bogging down the Presidential-appointments process and driving good men out of government. “We cannot afford to lose them,” Harry McPherson, the White House counsel, warned Johnson in a bravely blunt memo. “Neither, in my opinion, can we afford to give them a polygraph-loyalty test. . . . If the word gets around that one has to put on horse-blinders to work for you, you will probably come out with a bunch of clipped yes-men who are afraid of their own shadows and terrified of yours.”

That advice would apply in today’s White House, too, though it’s unlikely that President Trump would welcome it any more than L.B.J. did. (He nearly fired McPherson.) Trump’s chief complaint about his own yes-men seems to be that they don’t say yes energetically enough. The people who serve at the pleasure of the current President are, according to numerous sources, causing him displeasure. Trump, in fact, is said to be enraged by the lot of them—even his adviser-in-law, Jared Kushner—for their “incompetence,” and for “tooting their own horns.” Reports say that Trump is considering a big shakeup. He has already, of course, shaken up the F.B.I., firing its director, James Comey, last Tuesday, for a multitude of asserted sins—disloyalty not least among them. A detailed account in the Times described a one-on-one dinner at the White House in January, shortly after the Inauguration, in which Trump, three times, asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him. Comey, according to the Times, dodged, and offered the President his honesty instead. (In light of the F.B.I.’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, honesty must be what Trump didn’t want from Comey.) In recent days, Trump and his staff have been insisting that if the subject of loyalty came up at that dinner—and, mind you, they’re not saying it did—it would only have concerned Comey’s loyalty to the U.S.A. “I think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the United States, is important,” Trump said on Saturday, in an interview with Fox News. “You know, I mean, it depends on how you define loyalty.”

Putting aside (if one can) Trump and his purposes, every President needs his staff, his Cabinet, and—to a reasonable extent—his party to stand by and stick with him, for an obvious reason: without loyalty to the President and his agenda, an Administration lacks a center of gravity. But loyalty, as Trump suggests, means many things. How a President defines loyalty says a good deal about how he leads and who he is…”

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/19/ex-fbi-chief-comey-to-testify-to-senate-panel-in-public-session/22100022/

Prepare for yet another major meltdown from Trump and his over stressed minions in the White House.

The degree of self-sabotage in the Trump White House is staggering article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/19/self-sabotage-donald-trump-white-house-comey

Trying to blame everyone else for your own mistakes and malfeasance isn’t helping our minority-elect President.

Dollar has worst week in over a year amid political uncertainty article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/05/19/dollar-has-worst-week-in-over-a-year-amid-political-uncertainty/22099828/

The market took back all the gains it had accumulated since our incorrigibly inept idiot took office, having its worst week since April 2016.

If you work for President Trump, it’s time to quit article from The Chicago Tribune. –
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-impeachment-staff-quit-20170518-story.html

Which is more entertaining: Trump’s melt downs or the miscreantics of his White House as they struggle to cover his ass?

“I’ve been a Republican political consultant for almost 30 years, and I’ve dispensed a lot of private advice. But now it’s time for me to reach out publicly to my fellow Republicans working in the Trump administration.

We really need to talk.

Whether you’re a 20-something fresh off the campaign trail or a seasoned Washington insider serving in the Cabinet, by now you’re painfully aware that you’re not making America great again; you’re barely making it to the end of the daily news cycle before your verbally incontinent boss, the putative leader of the free world, once again steers the proverbial car into a ditch. On every front, you’re faced with legal, political and moral hazards. The president’s job, and yours, is a lot harder than it looked, and you know the problem originates in the Oval Office.

You hate that people are shying away from the administration jobs in droves: Just this week, in rapid succession, both Texas Sen. John Cornyn and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy withdrew their names from consideration as replacements for former FBI Director James Comey, the guy your boss fired. Whatever department you’re in, it’s a safe bet that it’s a whispering graveyard of empty appointments and unfilled jobs…”

Trump press coverage ‘sets new standard’ for negativity: Study article from CNBC. –
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/19/trump-press-coverage-sets-new-standard-for-negativity-study.html

And exactly why might that be? Hint: because our illegitimate leader is a dimwitted dumb ass who can’t stop shooting himself in the foot.

Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/19/movement-impeachment-must-be-grounded-opposition-trumpism-and-gop

The removal of Trump will mean taking on Pence and the rest of our corrupt GOP establishment…

Trump Is a Cornered Megalomaniac – and That’s a Grave Danger to the Country article from The Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-is-a-cornered-megalomaniac-and-thats-a-grave-danger-to-the-country/

Don’t be surprised when our Megalomaniac-in-Chief’s desperation leads to a false flag or some other type of demagoguery to try and save his failing ass.

The Nixonization of Donald Trump article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/05/19/nixonization-donald-trump

In this case, cutting off the head won’t kill the monster:

“In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump’s stumbles today?

The comparisons are multiplying. There was Trump’s appeal to the “silent majority” during the presidential election, his later adoption of the “mad man” theory in his foreign policy, his possible taping of conversations, his arm-twisting of top officials, and his all-around involvement in the scandals enveloping his administration.

In a late night monologue last week, Jimmy Kimmel delivered a particularly apt zinger: “When we said Trump should act more presidential, we probably should have specified — we didn’t mean Nixon.”

But it’s worse than that. I knew Richard Nixon (well, not directly), and Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. For all of his manifest flaws, Nixon at least had an idea of what he was doing in the White House. Despite being a pro-business racist who detested environmentalists, Nixon supported new environmental laws, championed economic policies that would have placed him on the left side of the Democratic Party, and even expanded affirmative action…”

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