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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 120

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:

Trump foolishly banking on his dwindling support base to weather his Russian scandal storm, our Loser-in-Chief postpones his trip to Britain due to his growing unpopularity, Donnie Jr. appears to confirm that his father obstructed justice when asking Comey to shut down his Russia investigation, on the damage that can be done by our ignorant buffoon of a president, how the right-wing media spins lies for our impotent leader – whose delusional beliefs include him being above the law, a reminder of why Trump testifying under oath is pointless and will not stop his lies, Trump’s twitter tantrums and propaganda-filled rant charades are destroying his presidency and more.

Trump rebuffs bipartisanship, banks on base to tame turmoil article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rebuffs-bipartisanship-banks-tame-turmoil-162636251.html

Betting on a dwindling base to help get you through your scandals isn’t going to work too well for our illegitimate, popular votes losing president.

Trump’s Defense of Taking Foreign Money is Historically Illiterate article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/11/trumps-defense-of-taking-foreign-money-is-historically-illiterate-215244

The claims from Trump’s ‘Justice’ Department lawyers of our fraudulent national embarrassment being able to take money from foreign governments are all wrong.

Dem rep on Trump: ‘I know a con artist when I see one’ article from The Hill. –
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/337298-dem-rep-on-trump-i-know-a-con-artist-when-i-see-one

More on the lies being told by our impotent president in defending his decision to talk to Comey about Flynn and the Russia scandal.

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/11/donald-trump-state-visit-to-britain-put-on-hold

Seems our Loser-in-Chief is starting to realize how unpopular he really is:

“Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming.

The US president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time.

The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.

The conversation in part explains why there has been little public discussion about a visit.

May invited Trump to Britain seven days after his inauguration when she became the first foreign leader to visit him in the White House. She told a joint press conference she had extended an invitation from the Queen to Trump and his wife Melania to make a state visit later in the year and was “delighted that the president has accepted that invitation”….”

Donald Trump Jr. appears to corroborate Comey’s version of the Oval Office meeting with Trump article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/11/donald-trump-jr-appears-to-corroborate-comeys-version-of-the-o/22136863/

Profound ignorance runs deep in the Trump family: Donnie Jr. confirms that his father suggested Comey shut down his Russia investigation – which is tantamount to obstruction of justice…

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 118

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 illegitimate popular vote losing president begins with the absurdity of the spin being spewed by his minions – defending ignorance with ignorance – after Comey’s testimony, how ‘free speech’ rallies are actually a breeding ground for Trump-loving terrorists, Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam is losing ground, Trump willing to lie under oath about Comey conversations, the demented disaster that is the Trump presidency, it’s growing more difficult for Trump’s brown shirts to defend him based on his own words, why Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam won’t work, our national embarrassment’s ‘justice’ department trying to justify Trump being able to take payments from foreign governments, the Donald Trump lies you forgot and a lot more.

Comey Forces Trump Defenders Into Extreme and Absurd Spin article from Mother Jones. –
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/comey-statement-trump-defenders-absurd-spin/

Listening to the desperate delusions of Trump and his minions trying to defend him is comical.

Either Trump or Comey is lying. Who might it be? article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/09/trump-or-comey-lying-guess-who

Given our Liar-in-Chief’s track record, the answer is quite obvious.

Right-Wing ‘Free Speech’ Rallies Are a Potent Breeding Ground for Homegrown Terror article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/free-speech-rallies-breeding-ground-homegrown-terror

Many of Trump’s more ignorant minions are prone to turning violent – especially when encouraged to do so by our Loser-in-Chief.

Trump’s ‘infrastructure week’ goes off the rails article from The Hill. –
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/337046-trumps-infrastructure-week-goes-off-the-rails

Trump’s infrastructure privatization scam is already falling apart:

“The White House’s self-proclaimed “infrastructure week” has generated a flurry of headlines on nearly everything else.

Part of the reason the initiative was overshadowed was ex-FBI Director James Comey’s gripping testimony on Capitol Hill, which commanded the attention of Washington and major cable news networks all week.

But much of the derailment on the infrastructure rollout has been of President Trump’s own making. He repeatedly veered off message in tweets and during infrastructure-themed speeches, flouting some of White House staffers’ carefully laid plans.

“They tried really hard, and certainly several people inside care deeply about this,” said Marcia Hale, president of Building America’s Future, who worked under the Clinton administration…”

Trump’s allies point to his ignorance and inexperience as a defense article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-allies-point-his-ignorance-and-inexperience-defense

On how claiming profound corruption and ignorance is not a viable defense of our Ignoramus-in-Chief.

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 117

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:

Twitter is a great platform for a modern presidency – unless you’re a duplicitous moron that shouldn’t be in office using it, exploiting a fraudulent ‘war on terror’ to arm terrorists for another attempt at regime change, Trump’s fraudulent voter fraud agenda, Donnie junior takes to Twitter to try and salvage damaging testimony from Comey, Trump’s Twitter dipshittery is starting to cost him supporters, the White House and our impotent President’s personal shyster fails miserably at trying to destroy Comey’s testimony and more.

In defense of Trump tweeting (but not what he tweets) article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/defense-trump-tweeting-not-tweets-090016995.html

Twitter is a great platform for a modern presidency – Trump just keeps proving that he himself is the wrong man for the job…

Trump slammed for trying to ‘distract’ attention away from Comey hearing article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/07/president-donald-trump-james-comey-fbi-hearing-testimony-russia-Senate-director/22131401/

Trump foolishly thinks he’s being clever but reality’s about to come crashing down in his land of delusion.

As Comey Testifies, Trump’s Presidency Hangs in Balance article from Roll Call. –
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/comey-testifies-trumps-presidency-hangs-balance

Comey’s testimony was very damaging but Trump’s brown shirts in Congress will try to spin it differently to defend their Loser-in-Chief.

Shockingly, Trump Aligns the U.S. With ISIS to Fight Iran article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/world/shockingly-trump-aligns-isis-fight-iran

Exploiting a fraudulent ‘War on Terror’ to arm terrorists for regime change:

“Terror attacks in Tehran signal the launch of a foolhardy U.S.-Saudi war alliance.

President Trump now has his own war. The two terror attacks in Iran that left 12 people dead are its opening shots.

ISIS took credit for the attacks, which served its goal of stoking sectarian war. Not coincidentally, the attacks also advanced Trump’s goals of escalating U.S. hostility toward Iran.

Trump inherited wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and a cold peace with Iran based on the international agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Trump is abiding by the agreement while searching for ways to turn the cold peace into a hot war. His method: commit the United States to take sides in the long-standing political struggle between the Sunni and Shia traditions of Islam…”

The Trump Voter Fraud Agenda Is Here article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/06/the_trump_voter_fraud_agenda_has_arrived_in_new_hampshire.html

Working diligently to justify a fraudulent voter suppression agenda is top priority for Trump and the GOP.

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 102

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:

Democrats flip 2 – so far – Congressional seats courtesy of our illegitimate, minority-elect President’s dubious tenure, the need for a closer look at Trump’s foreign entanglements, why Trump will never recover from his Russia scandal, committing more fraud with his hotels while in the White House, wondering how long Trump’s GOP brown shirts will continue protecting him, Trump’s base is shrinking, the sham that is the Trump Cabal and more.

Democrats Just Flipped Seats In 2 Districts That Voted For Donald Trump article from The Huffington Post. –
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-win-two-elections_us_59250144e4b0ec129d3082d0

And so the Trump toll begins…

Donald Trump’s panoply of abuses demand more than a special counsel article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/23/donald-trump-abuse-of-power-special-prosecutor

Time for a much closer look at our dimwitted dumb ass president’s foreign entanglements and his growing conflicts of interest.

Why Trump Will Never Recover from His Russia Scandal article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/why-trump-will-never-recover-his-russia-scandal

The combination of profound corruption and ignorance won’t bode well for our national embarrassment of a President.

Donald Trump is trying to stick to the script – but he’s about to really mess up in the Middle East article from The Independent. –
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-saudi-arabia-riyadh-israel-palestine-sunni-shia-a7749921.html

There seems to be little if anything our impotent leader can do well:

“There he was talking of the ‘ultimate deal’ between Israel and the Palestinians – as if peace was just a commodity to be bought or sold

In Riyadh, Trump couldn’t mention where most of the the 9/11 hijackers came from or whose Sunni cult-faith was the inspiration for Isis – nor which country chopped off heads with Isis-like relish. (Answer: Saudi Arabia). And when he arrived in Israel on Monday, Trump was faced with a new censorship protocol: don’t mention who was occupying whose property in the West Bank or which country was outrageously and continuously stealing land – legally owned by Arabs – for Jews and Jews only. (Answer: Israel).

So bingo, in the biggest Middle East alliance ever created in history, the Saudis and the other Sunni Arab dictators and America’s crackpot President and Israel’s cynical Prime Minister have all agreed on the identity of the devil country they can all curse with one voice, inspirer of “world terror”, instigator of Middle East instability, the greatest threat to world peace: Shia Iran.

So within a few minutes of landing at Tel Aviv airport – part of whose runways actually lies on land legally owned by Palestinian Arabs 60 years ago – the Trump speechwriters (for Trump surely cannot write this stuff) were churning out once more their hatred of Iran, of Iran’s “terror”, of Iran’s plots, of Iran’s continuing desire to make a nuclear bomb. And all this when Iran has just re-elected a sane president who actually signed the nuclear agreement two years ago that substantially reduced Iran’s strategic threat to Israel, the Arabs and America…”

How Trump killed political mudslinging article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/trump-montana-mudslinging-special-election-238749

2 Democratic wins in special elections reveal that American’s aren’t paying attention to the fraudulent political ads enabled by the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious ‘Citizens United’ decision which allows idiots like Trump to ‘win’ elections…

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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 case for obstruction of justice just became easier to prove – much to our minority-elect president’s chagrin – as another report reveals he asked his Intel Chiefs to public deny his Russia ties – though to their credit they refused, Trump’s approval at lowest its been since Inauguration day, the WAPO and NYT urge resisting impeachment until Trump helps lose the GOP majority in Congress, what Trump’s supporters are wrong about in supporting his firing of Comey, Trump enabling more fraud for his Wall Street friends by killing Dodd-Frank, like her husband, Melania has issues with tweeting fake news and false information, the Trump cabal’s pandemic of lies, more on our National embarrassment’s speech in Saudi Arabia, Trump’s proposed budget gives the finger to those foolish enough to be conned by him, opening the door to more terrorism as U.S. takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda off terror watchlists and lots more.

Callan: Obstruction of justice case just took quantum leap article from Yahoo! News. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/19/opinions/obstruction-justice-case-against-trump-callan/index.html

Telling two Russian visitors that he had taken off the pressure of an FBI investigation – after sharing classified information with them – proves that Trump was obstructing justice.

Poll: Trump’s approval rating sinks to lowest point since Inauguration Day article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/22/poll-trump-approval-rating-hits-lowest-point-since-inauguration-day/22102189/

Holding steady with a 38 percent approval rating isn’t boding well for our illegitimate, minority-elect President.

Washington Post and New York Times urge pullback on calls for Trump impeachment article from The World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/22/pers-m22.html

The two biggest cheerleaders for ridding ourselves of our dimwitted dumb ass in the White House urge restraint until Trump completes blowing the GOP’s majority in both houses of Congress.

Who better to lecture Muslims than Islam expert Donald Trump? article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/21/muslims-islamic-donald-trump-saudis-riyadh

Allowing Trump to lecture anyone on anything is ridiculous, but allowing him to lecture on Islam is a joke:

“If there’s anything consistent about the Trump White House so far, it’s that people get appointed to positions for which they are totally unsuited. More than that: they’re frequently the worst possible candidates for the role. That starts with the president himself, of course – less presidential than your average radio phone-in ranter. It was evident in the appointment of Michael Flynn, a man allegedly in hock to the Russian state, as national security adviser; of multiple Goldman Sachs alumni to oversee financial regulation; and of Jeff Sessions, who regards the film Reefer Madness as accurate social commentary, as the top law-enforcement official in the land.

In the latest example, the Sessions acolyte Stephen Miller, one of the architects of Trump’s attempted Muslim ban, has been put in charge of winning over the Arab Muslim world. Miller was the principal author of a speech, delivered in Riyadh yesterday, in which the president said he wanted to “deliver a message of friendship and hope and love”. He went on to argue that the fight against terrorism was “a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and … people who want to protect life and their religion”. Trump even shied away from the phrase he blasted Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for avoiding: “radical Islamic terrorism”.

The new approach is at odds with everything we know about Miller’s worldview, and that of his longtime supporter Steve Bannon. (Miller’s college-newspaper screeds about the war on Christmas are an entertaining study in one variety of radicalisation, if you can bear the grandiloquence.)

Almost all of Trump’s pronouncements on the subject stand in stark contrast to his words in Riyadh too (in October last year he condemned the Saudis as women-haters who “push gays … off buildings”. This weekend, he accepted a medal from their king)…”

John Podesta Unloads on Trump article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/22/john-podesta-unloads-on-trump-215173

On the sinking ship that is the Trump cabal and taking the GOP down with him.

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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:

Imploring those that work in our illegitimate, minority-elect President’s impotent White House to abandon ship before it goes down, Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm the Comey memo is true, with appointed special prosecutor heading his Russia scandal Trump won’t be able to easily obstruct justice any more, Trump’s GOP brown shirts getting nervous over supporting their Liar-in-Chief who has created his own worst nightmare, Trump’s delusional dipshittery which allowed a minority to give him the White House is going to end up leading to his downfall, the relentless – albeit well deserved – bias against Donald Trump, our War Criminal-in-Chief is busy illegally bombing Syria again, revelations of what would happen in a post-Trump era – unless we were fortunate enough to have his entire illegitimate cabinet removed, the mounting evidence that Trump is trying his damnedest to cover up his malfeasance and more.

Dear White House aides: Save yourselves. Save us. article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/dear-white-house-aides-save-save-us-090030027.html

An appeal to those that work in Trump’s impotent White House to abandon ship before it goes down.

Sources: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/18/sources-trump-campaign-had-at-least-18-undisclosed-contacts-wit/22096921/

Claims that Trump’s campaign was in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties via phone or email 18 times during the last 7 months of the 2016 primaries.

Donald Trump Jr implies the Comey memo is true article from The Independent on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-jr-implies-comey-090600413.html

Our illegitimate president’s son isn’t doing his father any favors by implying that his father did indeed obstruct justice…

Why Donald Trump can’t fire his way out of ‘Russia thing’ this time article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/18/robert-mueller-and-why-trump-cant-fire-his-way-out-of-russia-thing-this-time

Our profoundly corrupt Liar-in-Chief won’t be able to easily obstruct justice any more:

“Appointment of Robert Mueller to investigate Kremlin collusion bypasses president and demonstrates seriousness of the allegations against his circle

With the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, the future of Donald Trump’s presidency has become significantly more precarious.

Since coming to office Trump has acted as if the post was an elected monarchy – and up to now, he has been cosseted in that illusion by a largely servile Republican party. But what differentiates the US presidency from a monarchy, even under these conditions, are the permanent institutions, made up of civil servants, prosecutors and lawyers. Trump derided them as “the swamp”, in which everyone was for sale. Now “the swamp” has struck back.

Trump compounded his firing of the FBI director, James Comey, by smearing his reputation and putting it about that the boss had lost the faith of the rank and file. That offended phalanxes of investigators with extensive skills and powers – not the sort of people you want to alienate…”

Trump’s Worst Nightmare Comes True article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/18/trumps-worst-nightmare-comes-true-215153

It’s about time – since the majority of America’s nightmare came true last November when our dimwitted, illegitimate dumbass ‘won’ the election…

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 95

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 illegitimate minority-elect president begin with Comey keeping record of his ‘improper’ phone calls and meetings with Trump whose GOP brown shirts don’t care about him giving classified info to Washington’s most recent frenemy Russia, a roundup of Trump’s current – growing – list of scandals, White House imploding as Trump’s shit storms create more controversies, it’s getting difficult to find Republicans to defend our impotent president on TV News and political theater shows, why our Liar-in-Chief is buried in self-created scandals, a short history of presidential obstruction of justice for our lackluster Liar-in-Chief, Trump holds whiny pity party press conference at U.S. Coast Guard graduation to bitch about the way he’s being treated in the media – the same media he used to bitch about his predecessor’s birth certificate conspiracy theory and much more.

James Comey created records of ‘improper’ phone calls and meetings he had with Trump article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/james-comey-created-records-improper-225800695.html

Trump may or may not have his ‘tapes,’ but apparently Comey kept records of all their meetings – which will create more problems for our minority-elect President.

Republicans change their tune on the mishandling of classified info article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/republicans-change-their-tune-the-mishandling-classified-info/amp

Trump’s brown shirts in Congress aren’t so keen on holding him accountable – as they were with Hillary Clinton – which speaks volume as to how corrupt our political establishment is.

Comey, Russia and a ‘smoking gun’: a roundup of Trump’s current woes article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/16/trump-comey-fbi-investigation-russia-ties

Trump is having a really, really bad week and there appear to be no signs of it letting up soon.

The President Continues to Be Terrible at Everything: 5 Frightening Examples of Trump’s Incompetence in Just the Last 72 Hours article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/president-continues-be-terrible-everything-5-frightening-examples-trumps-incompetence

Trump’s upcoming foreign trip should prove quite entertaining:

“It is not hard to imagine how much worse things will be when Trump meets with all those foreign leaders.

You didn’t have to be a political genius—or a genius of any kind, really—to see that Donald Trump was going to be a disaster at being president. He clearly has no interest in politics or policy and doesn’t understand, or care to understand, the basics of the job. The Trump platform consists of unbelievable and unconstitutional lies all bound up with racist pipe dreams about how to Make America 1952 Again. To call Trump a con man is to insult hardworking, skilled con men and women the world over. Trump just recognized easy marks when he saw them, and told them what they wanted to hear. And what they wanted to hear was that someone else’s suffering would help them get ahead.

That’s how we got here. Sixty-three million ignorant, desperate and delusional Americans voted for a man uniquely unqualified to be president. Predictably, Trump has mucked up the task at every turn. On the rare occasions he shows up to work instead of golfing, Trump screws up with a frequency that can’t be measured by any currently available metric.

In just this last week (and we’re only three days in, mind you) Trump has spilled intelligence to the Russians, proved he’s a real-life Ron Burgundy and generally made the lives of White House staffers miserable. (Although, how much sympathy can you have for someone whose dream is to work in the Trump White House?)…”

White House on edge: ‘We are kind of helpless’ article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/17/trump-white-house-on-edge-238482

Rather ironic considering the fact that Trump and the miscreants that comprise his administration should never have been there to begin with…

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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:

Having a Comey recording in the White House would prove fatal for our minority-elect President, mulling a sweeping shake-up of his staff and cabinet after his very bad week – despite the obvious – which is only going to get worse, an explanation of our Liar-in-Chief’s credibility – or lack thereof – issues, Trump thinks he can get away with anything – which is rather ironic given the fact that it appears he never thinks before he speaks or does anything, Trump’s Russia scandal stars in Sunday morning political theater, another call for Trump’s impeachment from Harvard law professor, speculation about the removal of 3 of Trump’s stooges from key positions in his duplicitous cabinet, Dems fire another shot over the bow as they demand preservation of the ‘tapes’ – if they exist – for use in Trump’s upcoming Watergate scandal, Sessions exemplifies the problem of having a corrupt ‘Justice’ Department in bed with a corrupt White House, inconvenient data has no place in Trump’s land of delusion, GOP brown shirts are stuck in Trump’s train wreck presidency, Vice Chair of Trump’s bogus ‘Election Integrity’ sham confirms it’s all about suppressing voters and more.

Maddow: A Comey Tape Is Interesting Not Because Trump Recorded It, But Because It’s Subpoenable article from The Independent Journal Review. –
http://ijr.com/2017/05/871935-maddow-comey-tape-is-interesting-not-because-trump-recorded-it-but-because-its-subpoenable/

Sources say Comey hopes there is a tape, which is also interesting because not only would it be illegal, it would reveal that Trump has lied to whole time.

Scoop: Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up article from Axios. –
https://www.axios.com/scoop-trump-irked-at-cabinet-and-staff-mulls-sweeping-shake-up-2407137307.html

Here’s some free advice Mr. President: Try looking in the mirror before you start blaming everyone else.

Is it time for Trump staff to lawyer up? article from Politico. –
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/14/trump-staff-lawyers-counsel-238360

With subpoenas coming from Congress and an active FBI investigation, it might not be a bad idea.

Trump’s dangerous credibility gap article from The Los Angeles Times. –
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-comey-credibility-20170514-story.html

Trump and his miscreantic administration lost all credibility long ago:

“When Donald Trump was merely a real estate mogul, he exaggerated flamboyantly and reporters considered it charming: He promoted Trump Tower as a 68-story building, even though it has only 58 floors. When Trump was a presidential candidate, he lied enthusiastically, but that didn’t prevent him from winning: He insisted falsely that he opposed the Iraq war from the start, to cite only one of many instances.

Now Trump is president, and his old habits haven’t changed. He’s still spinning bald-faced untruths whenever it suits his purpose.

The difference now is that the stakes are higher, and the lies more consequential. Earlier presidents husbanded their credibility as a precious commodity; not Trump. His modern predecessors from Lyndon B. Johnson to Barack Obama needed years to open a “credibility gap”; Trump produced his in record time. That’s not merely a problem of ethics or integrity; it’s a practical problem too. Trump doesn’t seem to know it, but he’s hurting his ability to govern.

As one of Napoleon’s aides said under not-quite-similar circumstances, this is worse than a crime; it’s a blunder…”

It Appears That Trump May Have Just Falsely Accused Himself of Wiretapping Himself article from Slate. –
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/12/trump_accuses_trump_of_surveilling_trump_in_tapes_tweet.html

On how our dimwitted dumbass of a President keeps digging himself a bigger hole that he may never get out of.

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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:

Repeated dipshittery has led to a very bad week for our illegitimate, minority-elect President, more on the special commission Trump crafted to begin rigging more elections while enabling more voter suppression, Clapper eviscerates Trump’s lies about there being no collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election, stopping Trump’s tinpot dictatorship, Trump’s actions making him look like he’s guilty of several things, GOP brown shirts freaking out over consequences of a Trump presidency in midterms, Trump’s attorneys reveal they’re just as stupid as he is, prepare for more meltdowns from our lackluster leader over his growing list of investigations and probes, earning his well-deserved title of Liar-in-Chief, Trump’s serious aversion to truth, Dutch TV documentary reveals Trump’s past includes illegal racketeering on top of all his other fraudulent endeavors and much more.

Tracking Trump: president threatens Comey, the ‘fake media’ and Democrats article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/13/tracking-trump-james-comey-fbi-fake-media

Mucho dipshittery has led to a very busy week that will not bode well for our illegitimate, minority-elect President.

James Clapper destroys Trump’s favorite talking point about the Russia investigation article from Think Progress. –
https://thinkprogress.org/james-clapper-destroys-trump-talking-point-on-russia-c399dc0f8e15

Clapper destroys our unpopular leader’s lies about there being no collusion between Trump and Russia.

Trump’s voter fraud commission is a shameless white power grab article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/12/trumps-voter-commission-shameless-white-power-grab

Given there were only 4 documented cases of attempted voter fraud – the majority of which were in Trump’s favor – in the 2016 elections, it’s obvious that Trump is attempting to begin early voter rigging and suppression for 2018.

After James Comey’s Firing, Who Will Stop Trump’s Tinpot Dictatorship? article from The Intercept. –
https://theintercept.com/2017/05/10/after-james-comeys-firing-who-will-stop-trumps-tinpot-dictatorship/

Questions about who will stop our wannabe dickless tator’s attempted subversion of his crimes:

““YOU’RE FIRED!” That’s what Donald Trump would bark from his boardroom chair at the end of each episode of “The Apprentice.” For years, millions of Americans would smile, laugh, and even cheer in front of their television sets as the property tycoon performed his signature move.

There is little to laugh about this week. The firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump will be remembered as a dark and depressing day in the downward spiral of American democracy. It’s difficult to disagree with the scathing assessment of CNN’s senior legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, who described the sacking as a “grotesque” abuse of power. “This is the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies,” he told host Wolf Blitzer in a clip that has since, deservedly, gone viral. “They fire the people who are in charge of the investigation.” Toobin continued: “This is something that is not within the American political tradition. … This is not normal, this is not politics as usual.”

There is indeed nothing “normal” about removing the head of the FBI from his post less than four months into a new presidency — and an FBI boss who has been credited with delivering that president his election victory, against the odds. You have to go all the way back to 1993 to find the last — and only other — time a president (William J. Clinton) decided to dismiss his FBI chief (William S. Sessions). And the latter, unlike Comey, was accused of a long list of bizarre ethics violations including, as the Washington Post reported at the time, “charging the government for personal travel,” diverting FBI aircraft to pick up his wife, Alice Sessions, in other cities, and deploying FBI cars “to take her to get her nails done.”

Nor is there anything “normal” about an American president sending his long-standing head of private security, and former bodyguard, to hand-deliver a letter of termination to his FBI chief. There are tinpot dictators in Africa who would have avoided doing that simply in order to avoid giving the wrong impression. Tinpot Trump, however, didn’t care. (His brutish security chief, Keith Schiller, lest we forget, spent the presidential campaign smacking Latino protesters and manhandling Latino reporters on behalf of his boss.)…”

Trump at Liberty University bashes ‘critics’ in first commencement address article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/13/trump-at-liberty-university-bashes-critics-in-first-commenceme/22085029/

Staying true to form with the usual gibberish at his first commencement address. Trump keeps conveniently omitting the fact that the critics – the majority – far outnumber his delusional supporters and that he has no mandate when he gives his self-serving pep talks at his ‘speeches.’

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 90

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:

Trump’s very bad week ending on a sour note as our little boy president’s ignorance and temperament are on full display for the world to see, Trump threatens Comey – before being forced to cancel his FBI visit due to an unlikely warm and welcome reception – with what appears to be his intention of blackmailing him, ten alternative facts for the post truth world courtesy of our Liar-in-Chief and the miscreants in his administration, turning his presidency into a bad joke, Trump’s anger – compounded by his profound ignorance – could prove dangerous, Trump may have just written his own articles of impeachment, putting a fraud in charge of trying to prove his odious ‘voter fraud’ claims will prove entertaining – before it comes back to bite him in the ass, our dimwitted dumbass president’s anti-immigration charades took another hit, high crimes and misdemeanors, virtually everyone has something to say about Trump’s terrible presidency, Trump’s GOP brown shirts still not moved enough – having lost their spines – to challenge our wannabe dictator, yet another illegible interview from our incoherent Bullshitter-in-Chief and a whole lot more.

The little boy president article from CNN. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/11/opinions/little-boy-president-opinion-dantonio/index.html

Trump threatens Comey: ‘Better hope’ there are no tapes of our conversations article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-threatens-comey-better-hope-no-tapes-conversations-131258224.html

Because threatening blackmail is soooo presidential…

Evening Trump Fuckuppery Roundup article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/05/evening-trump-fuckupery-roundup

On how Trump’s White House continues imploding.

Ten alternative facts for the post truth world article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/12/post-truth-worst-of-best-donald-trump-sean-spicer-kellyanne-conway

A look at our illegitimate, minority-elect President and his miscreant’s attempts to validate their alternate reality:

“A word on definition: “post truth” is emphatically not the same as lies, spin and falsehood. What is new is not mendacity but the public’s response to it – the growing primacy of emotional resonance over fact and evidence, the replacement of verification with social media algorithms that tell us what we want to hear. Truth is losing its value as society’s reserve currency, and legitimate scepticism is yielding place to pernicious relativism.

Here, as a primer, are 10 classic examples of post truth, past and present.

1. ‘Alternative facts’

On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, Sean Spicer, the new White House press secretary, called a special press conference and insisted belligerently that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe”. The crowd in photographs of Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration looked larger, he claimed, because of new white floor coverings laid on the National Mall that had the effect of “highlighting areas where people were not standing, while in years past, the grass eliminated this visual”.

As angry as Spicer and his boss might be, their position was hilariously unsustainable. It fell to Kellyanne Conway, senior aide to the president, to find some way of squaring the epistemological circle, of reconciling bogus claim with photographic evidence. On NBC’s Meet the Press the next day, Conway told Chuck Todd that there was a perfectly reasonable explanation: “Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood […] Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.”…”

Trump puts agenda, presidency at risk article from Axios. –
https://www.axios.com/the-fallout-from-trump-firing-comey-has-only-just-begun-2402748391.html

How to turn your unpopular presidency into a bigger joke.

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