Misadventures of a minority-elect President 114

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:

Plummeting popularity – almost to an all-time low – plaguing our minority-elect President for obvious reasons, Comey’s testimony could sink Trump’s presidency, Trump’s about to pay a price for his dubious fact-free tweets, support for Trump’s impeachment now higher than his approval rating, once again Trump is showing us that he’ll never be presidential, how the GOP – led by Trump and his enablers – is destroying America and warping reality, how Trump is digging himself a hole he’ll never be able to get out of, realizing that our illegitimate president longs to be a tyrant goes a long way towards being able to interpret his perfidious ignorance and lies and a lot more.

Poll: Trump’s approval rating plummets, inches closer to all-time low article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/05/poll-trump-approval-rating-plummet/22125229/

It’s extremely hard to believe his unpopularity can go much lower…

It’s a TRAVEL BAN, According to the President article from The Independent Journal Review. –
http://ijr.com/2017/06/890912-travel-ban-according-president/

Admitting his Muslim ban is a travel ban won’t bode well for our illegitimate, minority-elect President.

What James Comey Tells a Committee on Thursday Could Decide Whether Trump Survives His First Term article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/james-comey-senate-tstimony-america-braces-historic-political-moment

Comey’s testimony – especially if Trump urged him to drop the investigation – will make or break our Liar-in-Chief.

What Trump Really Fears article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/what-trump-really-fears/528846/

All his chicanery and delusional dipshittery could seriously harm our incompetent leader:

“As the blast radius of the Russia investigation continues to expand, Donald Trump is facing an unnerving new reality: The fate of his presidency may now hinge on the motley, freewheeling crew of lieutenants and loyalists who have long populated his entourage.

Last week, a subpoena for Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was approved as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference with the presidential election. With that, Cohen was added to a range of Trump allies who are reportedly entangled in the investigation—from outer-orbit figures like Roger Stone and Carter Page, to more visible senior advisers like Michael Flynn and Boris Epshteyn.

Sources close to the president say there is growing concern in the White House about what skeletons may emerge as investigators comb through a coterie of aides, past and present, who would have done virtually anything to win favor with Trump.

“My fear is that a bunch of people were freelancing—doing things not thinking about the repercussions, but thinking Trump would be so impressed by it,” said one person close to the president. He said that with all the resources the government is putting toward the investigation, “they’re going to want a return.” And in a climate like that, any misguided meeting, bluntly worded email, or undisclosed contact with a Russian official—whether or not Trump himself knew about it—could surface as an incriminating bombshell…”

Conway slams media for ‘obsession’ with Trump’s tweets article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/05/trump-london-attack-kellyanne-conway-239132

It’s almost comical watching Conway slam the media when our dimwitted dip shit President makes it so easy…

It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class. article from The Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/05/its-time-to-bust-the-myth-most-trump-voters-were-not-working-class/

Contrary to popular belief, most Trump supporters were affluent people.

Tweeting and fuming, Trump spirals further into crisis article from NBC News. –
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/tweeting-fuming-trump-spirals-further-crisis-n768211

Blow back from Trump’s ignorance is about to come roaring back and he can’t handle it.

AP FACT CHECK: Attack draws visceral Trump tweets, not facts article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-check-attack-draws-visceral-trump-tweets-080045642–politics.html

Trump’s tweets are always lies devoid of fact:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t be counted on to give accurate information to Americans when violent acts are unfolding abroad.

The latest deadly London attacks, like one in the Philippines last week, prompted visceral reactions from Trump instead of statements shaped by the findings of the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic apparatus. He got ahead of the facts emerging in Britain’s chaos Saturday and got it wrong in the Philippines case, calling the episode there a “terrorist attack” when it was not.

A look at some of his weekend tweets about the London attack and rhetoric that came from the president and his aides about climate change and more last week:

TRUMP: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!” — tweet Saturday, soon after the rampage at the London Bridge and Borough Market that killed at least seven people and wounded dozens

THE FACTS: Trump’s tweet directly contradicted an earlier statement by his homeland security secretary that the travel restrictions blocked by U.S. courts do not constitute a ban…”

SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP’S IMPEACHMENT IS NOW HIGHER THAN HIS APPROVAL RATING article from Newsweek. –
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-impeachment-support-odds-removal-approval-rating-white-house-620913

No surprise there…

Following London attack, Trump flunks latest leadership test article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/following-london-attack-trump-flunks-latest-leadership-test

More on how not to respond to or offer condolences after a terrorist attack from our impotent leader.

Paul Krugman: The Republican Party Is Destroying America’s Credibility by the Day article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/paul-krugman-republican-party-destroying-americas-credibility-day

On how the GOP – led by our incompetent leader and his enablers – is warping reality.

Trump’s latest unhinged tweetstorm could hasten his downward spiral article from The Washington Post. –
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/06/05/trumps-latest-unhinged-tweetstorm-could-hasten-his-downward-spiral/

Trump’s moronic Twitter tantrums are going to do him more harm than good:

THE MORNING PLUM:

President Trump awakened this morning (if he slept at all last night) and decided it would be a good idea to seize on the London terror carnage to launch a fresh Twitter attack on the courts and on his own Justice Department. In so doing, he may have given opponents of his immigration ban more ammunition against it in court. Beyond that, he confirmed once again that a deep rot of bad faith and a profound contempt for process continue to infest much of what this administration does:

People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!

The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.

Trump also tweeted that “extreme vetting” is necessary to keep our country safe, and added that “the courts are slow and political!”…”

Why we should never, ever ignore Donald Trump’s tweets article from CNN. –
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/politics/trump-twitter-conway/index.html

The Trump cabal wants you to ignore Trump’s tweets, giving us even more reason we should not…

Bot Turns Trump’s Tweets Into Official-Looking Presidential Statements article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-bot-turns-trumps-tweets-into-official-looking-presidential-statements_us_59348e5be4b075bff0f4b63b

All the more reason to let Trump hang himself with his own ignorance…

Associated Press lays out a scathing case on Trump’s untrustworthiness article from Salon. –
http://www.salon.com/2017/06/05/associated-press-lays-out-a-scathing-case-on-trumps-untrustworthiness/

Yet more reasons our profoundly corrupt Ignoramus-in-Chief has no business running a country because all he does is lie.

With Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a Mockery article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/06/trump_loses_his_travel_ban_case_every_time_he_tweets_about_his_travel_ban.html

Every time Trump opens his mouth – or uses his fingers – he digs himself a bigger hole:

“How the president is losing his travel ban case every time he tweets about his travel ban.

If you want to feel sorry for someone today, feel sorry for Jeffrey Wall, Donald Trump’s acting solicitor general, who has gamely defended the president’s “temporary vetting”—or as the president continues to call it, the “watered down politically correct version” of his original Muslim ban—in court.

In one federal appellate argument after another, Wall has stood and urged the federal judiciary to accept a “presumption of regularity” for Trump’s decisions, insisting both that he makes reasoned dispassionate national security decisions well within the scope of his constitutional authority and also that he works closely with his attorney general, homeland security chief, and other diligent members of his executive branch to arrive at sound policy conclusions. Then, with a single tweet, or a series of insane ones, Trump openly puts the lie to that presumption. And Jeff Wall, who has done a creditable job of making Trump seem normal, is reduced to little more than an ambulance chaser in a powder-blue suit—someone whose lying client is making a mockery of the court.

Just last week, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling blocking the order and to reinstate his travel ban in the interim. Then late this past Friday, the high court ordered expedited briefing, telling the plaintiffs to answer the Justice Department speedily. This is clearly on track to be resolved, sooner rather than later, by the nine justices…”

It’s wishful-thinking week for Trump article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/wishful-thinking-week-trump-211050813.html

Trump’s legislative agenda is quite revealing and it will be probably be difficult for him to fulfill.

White House pretends Trump didn’t ‘pick a fight’ with London mayor article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/white-house-pretends-trump-didnt-pick-fight-london-mayor

Having to defend the man-boy twitter rants and profound stupidity of our fraudulent Liar-in-Chief can be difficult…

Why Trump Can’t Keep Comey From Talking article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/05/donald-trump-james-comey-testimony-215229

Prepare for another rage-filled week for our national embarrassment as his Russia scandal continues to unravel.

The Madness of King Trump article from Talking Points Memo. –
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-madness-of-king-trump

Understanding that our illegitimate, minority-elect President wants to be a tyrant goes a long way towards interpreting his ignorant actions and blatant lies:

“Since President Trump was inaugurated in January we’ve heard an on-going discussion about how to interpret and understand Trump in the context of other authoritarian leaders around the world and from the past. That is an important conversation because that is, in most respects, the proper context in which to understand Trump.

But there’s another prism which has become increasingly clear over the last four months – that is the model of monarchy and the incapacitated king. I noted recently that the U.S. president is, largely by design, in key respects something like an elected monarch, albeit one bounded by two theoretically co-equal branches of government. The President isn’t president because he enjoys the support of his party or congressional majorities. He is president because being president means that he has a panoply of rights, prerogatives and powers as a person.

This is an altogether different model from the Westminster parliamentary system and its various permutations and derivations in which the prime minister is a creature of the legislative branch and in theory, and not infrequently in practice, can be removed from office when they lose support. Like a king, the President is president by right – not by divine right but by right of election. Other than impeachment or death, nothing can take those powers away from them.

But monarchies, even absolute ones, have always had to deal with the vagaries of genetics and human frailty. Sometimes the person who is king simply is not capable of doing the job. A child monarch will usually have a regency, a council which does the king things in the King’s name. In other cases, the king or queen has a radical mental deficiency or goes insane. In these cases, in history, the monarch usually doesn’t stop being monarch. Others are simply brought in to act in their name…”

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