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 malevolent minority-elect president begin with a look back at the shit storm that was the first complete year of his failed presidency while making himself the center of attention for all the wrong reasons, Trump’s biggest con, Trump seeks credit for Women’s march – just not the credit he deserves for it, Trump’s ethics and conflict of interest scandals keep growing, how to fight Trump’s lies and delusions and use them against him, Trump used political fund donations illegally to pay off a porn star to keep her mouth shut, how passage of Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam will enable the destruction of Medicaid, the damage done to America’s reputation around the world is unbelievable, growing desperation from Trump and the GOP as Trump’s Russia scandal continues enveloping him and their conspiracy theories aren’t working, the irony of having a man that told more than 2,000 lies during his first year in office testifying under oath will prove quite entertaining, Trump’s obstruction of justice and money laundering is well-documented by Mueller’s investigation, how Trump built an obstruction of justice case against himself, Trump is finished if he fires Mueller and much more.
The Donald Trump Show Wraps Up First Season article from The Huffington Post. –
A look back at the many ways our shit for brains president gained attention for all the wrong reasons.
Shutdown for the Trumpiversary: A Ghastly Symmetry article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
The one year anniversary of America’s worst-ever president was marred by the federal government shutting down due to the chicanery of Trump and Mitch McConnell.
Trump’s Biggest Con May Be The One He Has Played On American Workers article from The Huffington Post. –
Trump’s lies about taking care of the ‘forgotten Americans’ during the draconian speech at his inauguration helped him pull off one of his best Cons ever.
Trump And Lawmakers Got Cash From Payday Lenders, Then Weakened Lending Rules article from The International Business Times. –
After profiting and pushing more deregulation while appointing corrupt cronies to destroy sections of the government they’re in charge of, Trump and his GOP brown shirts destroyed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was put in place to protect consumers after the massive fraud that caused the crash in 2008:
“Less than two months after President Donald Trump tapped his budget director to run the independent federal agency tasked with protecting U.S. consumers from harmful and predatory financial practices, the agency has moved to undo a rule intended to prevent payday lenders from preying on low-income Americans. The reversal — which follows recent congressional proposals with the same objective — is a major win for the $40 billion payday lending industry, which has recently started delivering big money to Trump and to congressional critics of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
The payday lending and title loan industry has been battling the CFPB since Congress created the bureau in 2010 — and the fight has intensified since the bureau started crafting rules to regulate short-term lending in 2015. Since then, payday lenders have given $1.5 million to congressional lawmakers and another $300,000 to the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. The industry also spent another $6.2 million on politics at the state level to combat regulation over the same time period, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics. (A patchwork system of state-based laws currently governs the industry; a handful of states ban payday loans entirely.)
The industry’s shrewdest investment may have been the money it delivered to Trump after he won the 2016 election. While payday lenders weren’t lining up to support Trump during the presidential election, in January after Trump’s win, Advance America, the nation’s biggest payday lender, donated $250,000 to Trump’s inauguration. Title loan magnate Rod Aycox and his wife each donated $500,000 for the event; payday lender Checks into Cash chipped in another $25,000. In November, the Community Financial Services Association of America, the industry’s trade group, announced its annual conference and expo would be held at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami.
As that money flowed to Trump and his business empire, the Trump administration has made moves to help the industry — in particular, it took decisive action to undermine the CFPB’s previous efforts to regulate lenders…”
Trump Shut The Government Down And Now He’s Gone Into Hiding article from PoliticusUSA. –
Try as they may to spin the federal government shut down against Democrats, American’s know that Trump and his GOP brown shirts are to blame, and Trump is once again hiding to avoid responsibility for it.