Misadventures of a minority-elect President 155

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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our popular vote losing president with waiting for all the ‘winning’ that we were promised after being elected by a minority of Americans, Trump’s growing ethics issues turning his presidency into a kleptocracy, the hurricane of dysfunction in Trump’s illegitimate White House and why its new leader is bound to fail, more on the limits of Trump’s loyalty – and his lack thereof, all is not well in Trump’s land of delusion but his hardcore minions love him despite his fatally flawed, corrupt DNA, the need to pay attention to the chronic chaos, conflict and corruption that is the Trump presidency and why it’s important, Trump himself fabricated the Russian adoption story to deflect attention from his collusion and a lot more.

Poll: Six months of Trump and 70 percent of Americans say he hasn’t helped them financially article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/07/31/poll-six-months-trump-presidency/23056913/

Despite promises of ‘winning’ to the minority of minions that voted for him, we’re still waiting to feel the effects of his ‘win.’

Trump fuels doubts over GOP’s agenda article from The Hill. –
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/344548-trump-fuels-doubts-over-gops-agenda

Trump fuels doubts over much more than that but he’s still harping on getting his fraudulent healthcare tax giveaway put in place.

Trump makes US seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says ex-ethics chief Walter Shaub article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/31/trump-ethics-chief-walter-shaub-kleptocracy

The ex-chief of the Office of Government Ethics lays out the ’embarrsasment’ of Trump’s business ties as president.

This October, Trump Will Try to Start a War with Iran article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/vijay-prashad-trump-setting-dangerous-confrontation-iran

Ramping up his war crimes in Syria isn’t enough for our national embarrassment so he wants to start another illegal war with Iran for Israel based on false pretenses:

“Something extraordinary has happened in Washington. President Donald Trump has made it clear, in no uncertain terms and with no effort to disguise his duplicity, that he will claim that Tehran is cheating on the nuclear deal by October—the facts be damned. In short, the fix is in. Trump will refuse to accept that Iran is in compliance and thereby set the stage for a military confrontation. His advisors have even been kind enough to explain how they will go about this. Rarely has a sinister plan to destroy an arms control agreement and pave the way for war been so openly telegraphed.

The unmasking of Trump’s plans to sabotage the nuclear deal began two weeks ago when he reluctantly had to certify that Iran indeed was in compliance. Both the US intelligence as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency had confirmed Tehran’s fair play. But Trump threw a tantrum in the Oval Office and berated his national security team for not having found a way to claim Iran was cheating. According to Foreign Policy, the adults in the room—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster—eventually calmed Trump down but only on the condition that they double down on finding a way for the president to blow up the deal by October.

Prior to the revelation of Trump’s Iran certification meltdown, most analysts and diplomats believed that Trump’s rhetoric on Iran was just that—empty talk. His bark was worse than his bite, as demonstrated when he certified Iran’s compliance back in April and when he renewed sanctions waivers in May. The distance between his rhetoric and actual policy was tangible. Rhetorically, Trump officials described Iran as the root of all problems in the Middle East and as the greatest state sponsor of terror. Trump even suggested he might quit the deal.

In action, however, President Trump continued to waive sanctions and admitted that Iran was adhering to the deal. As a result, many concluded that Trump would continue to fulfill the obligations of the deal while sticking to his harsh rhetoric in order to appease domestic opponents of the nuclear deal—as well as Trump’s allies in Saudi Arabia and Israel…”

‘No WH Chaos!’ Trump Brags In Tweet On Stock Market, Employment Records article from Talking Points Memo. –
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-brags-no-wh-chaos-tweet

Still using Twitter to spread his lies and misinformation with total impunity as the walls of our Loser-in-Chief’s White House come tumbling down.

Trump wants his supporters to become increasingly angry – so they won’t notice he is a loser article from The Raw Story. –
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/trump-wants-his-supporters-to-become-increasingly-angry-so-they-wont-notice-he-is-a-loser/

America’s worst-ever president isn’t making America great again – he’s too busy mucking up everything he puts his corrupt little hands on…

President Trump has no regard for the rule of law article from The Chicago Tribune. –
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-police-brutality-20170731-story.html

He never has and he never will – he’s too busy breaking it all the time for personal profit.

Authoritarian by Instinct article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_good_fight/2017/07/trump_is_an_authoritarian_by_instinct_not_ideology.html

Subverting the law and democracy due to profound corruption and ignorance is garnering Trump unwanted attention:

“More than six months into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to function as a Rorschach test, even to his most vociferous critics. Is he a bumbling fool who doesn’t know what he’s doing? Or is he a dangerous authoritarian who might do grievous damage to American democracy?

The correct answer to both questions, the past weeks have made clear, is yes.

Trump is an authoritarian—but by instinct rather than by ideology. It is blindingly obvious that he is an amateurish hack of a president, who doesn’t have anything close to a strategic plan to concentrate power in his own hands. But it is also blindingly obvious that he is unwilling to tolerate any rightful limits on his authority, and seeks to weaken or abolish independent institutions whenever they frustrate his ambitions.

Trump did not come into office as a sworn enemy of the FBI, or the filibuster, or even the judiciary. But since all of these institutions have hampered his ability to rule by fiat, or stand above the rule of law, each of them has quickly come to bear the brunt of his anger…”

Secret donations are helping to boost President Trump’s agenda, fights with investigators article from USA Today. –
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/30/secret-donors-help-boost-trump-agenda-battles-investigators/516221001/

Illegally using campaign money to boost your deviant agendas and fight corruption investigations isn’t going to bode well for our dimwitted dip shit…

Trump’s White House is a hurricane of dysfunction and incompetence article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/articles/715385/trumps-white-house-hurricane-dysfunction-incompetence

One only has to look at the facts about Trump’s illegitimate White House to know that despite his lies, Trump is still lying.

Trump’s New Chief of Staff Is Destined to Fail article from Bloomberg. –
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2017-07-30/trump-s-new-chief-of-staff-is-destined-to-fail

On how the militarization of Trump’s inept White House is bound to fail regardless of who leads it.

Coming to terms with the limits of Trump’s loyalty article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/coming-terms-the-limits-trumps-loyalty

Loyalty is a one-way street for our demented delinquent:

“In February 2016, at the height of the fight for the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz shook up his senior staff, which Donald Trump immediately saw as an opportunity for ridicule. “Wow was Ted Cruz disloyal to his very capable director of communication,” Trump tweeted at the time. “He used him as a scape goat – fired like a dog! Ted panicked.”

While Trump implied he had higher standards, current evidence certainly refutes the implication.

Even as a candidate, Trump was routinely disloyal to top members of his team – choosing three campaign managers in five months, for example – firing staffers when the Republican no longer had any use for them.

And as a president, Trump has made clear he sees loyalty as something he expects to receive, not bestow. Sean Spicer was unflinching in his loyalty towards the president, which ultimately meant nothing to the man in the Oval Office. Jeff Sessions was loyal to Trump when no one else would be, and for his trouble, the attorney general is being publicly mocked by the president he helped elect…”

A Stymied Trump Is a Dangerous Trump article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/07/why_trump_might_be_itching_to_start_a_war_against_north_korea_or_iran.html

Unable to score a win at home, Trump may turn to more illegal wars to save his ignorant ass.

Does a Serial Liar Like Trump Become Truthful Under Oath? article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/does-serial-liar-trump-become-truthful-under-oath

In a word, no. Given his track record where he has repeatedly lied under oath, it’s obvious that Trump doesn’t even know what truth is…

When will Trump supporters wake up? article from The Chicago Tribune. –
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-supporters-loyalty-20170731-story.html

Trump’s lies aren’t reason enough for the minions that support our Liar-in-Chief to drop him.

Trump’s Worst Week Yet article from The Atlantic. –
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/turning-and-turning-in-the-widening-gyre/535416/

Just when you think he can’t possibly get any more despicable he does:

“There hasn’t been a single smooth week in the Trump presidency, but last week was, by popular consensus, the worst of them so far. Given the struggles of this president, that’s no small statement. What was remarkable was the breadth of Trump’s troubles. His top legislative priority was, once again, knocked flat. He had to replace Reince Priebus, making Priebus the shortest-tenured chief of staff to serve in the heart of a term. He publicly feuded with Republican senators, saw his new messaging guru call a colleague a “fucking paranoid schizophrenic,” and went to war with his attorney general.

There were so many bleak developments that by Friday it was impossible to keep track of them all. For example, did you remember that during the same week, the National Security Council’s top Middle East official was pushed out in a power struggle, Energy Secretary Rick Perry was pranked by Ukrainian jokesters, and Trump was rebuked by the Boy Scouts of America?

Here’s how it went down:

Monday

The week starts with Trump firing off a series of tweets. Having complained about Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with The New York Times the week before, Trump once again attacks “our beleauguered A.G.” Specifically, Trump calls for the prosecution of his vanquished political rival Hillary Clinton, demanding she be investigated for crimes for which she was already investigated, and cleared, by the FBI. Trump also attacks the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, calling him “sleazy Adam Schiff.”…”

John Kelly Is Supposed To End White House Chaos – But His Boss Is The Chief Chaos Agent article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-kelly-chaos_us_597f9fe9e4b0d6e28a0fc43e

No one will ever be able to control the White House until you reign-in the moronic man-boy in charge.

Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev article from Common Dreams. –
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/31/trump-anti-gorbachev

Instead of trying to build and strengthen democracy, our lackluster Loser-in-Chief is trying to create an autocracy around the world.

The Triumph of the Idiocracy: How Narcissism, Stupidity and the Internet Got Us Donald Trump, an Accidental President article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/tom-nichols-how-trump-won

To his hardcore minions, it doesn’t matter that Trump is the biggest loser and totally corrupt…

Trump’s Threat To Collapse Obamacare Could Put Govt. In Tricky Legal Situation article from Talking Points Memo. –
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-legality-obamacare-threat

Our corrupt Ignoramus-in-Chief is used to being in tricky legal situations:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s threat to stop billions of dollars in government payments to insurers and force the collapse of “Obamacare” could put the government in a tricky legal situation.

Legal experts say he’d be handing insurers a solid court case, while undermining his own leverage to compel Democrats to negotiate, especially if premiums jump by 20 percent as expected after such a move.

“Trump thinks he’s holding all the cards. But Democrats know what’s in his hand, and he’s got a pair of twos,” said University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley. Democrats “aren’t about to agree to dismantle the Affordable Care Act just because Trump makes a reckless bet.”

For months, the president has been threatening to stop payments that reimburse insurers for providing required financial assistance to low-income consumers, reducing their copays and deductibles…”

Behind the Crazy Headlines: Three Truths About the Trump Presidency article from The New Yorker. –
http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/behind-the-crazy-headlines-three-truths-about-the-trump-presidency/amp

On the chronic chaos, conflict and corruption that is the Trump presidency and why it’s important to pay attention.

Cover-up allegations raise awkward questions for Trump’s lawyer article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/cover-allegations-raise-awkward-questions-trumps-lawyer

Trump fabricated the story about Russian adoption to cover-up the actual facts of the meeting himself, making him guilty as hell…

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