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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 209

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 malignant minority-elect president* with scenarios of how his trial for all the crimes he has committed before and after being ‘elected’ could play out, on the dangers of having a narcissistic megalomaniac like Trump in office, treating the presidency like a reality show is putting this country at risk, life in Trump’s land of delusion is about to get very real, how Trump is colluding with his GOP brown shirts to try and stifle his Russia scandal investigation, the outrageous and unconstitutional behavior of our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator, Trump’s legal woes keep growing exponentially, give our demented delusionist enough rope and eventually he will hang himself over the Mueller investigations, once an idiot always an idiot, just when you think our Ignoramus-in-Chief can’t get more stupid… and lots more.

The Opening Argument in the Trial of Donald J. Trump article from The Daily Beast. –

A look at how the trials for the many crimes of our national embarrassment could play out once they begin.

Trump unchained: After McCabe firing, he thinks he can do whatever he wants article from Salon. –

Give the moron in the White House enough rope and he will eventually do us all a favor and hang himself…


On the dangers of having narcissistic megalomaniac’s in office, especially when they’re as stupid as the man we call our president*.

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 60th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A look at our national embarrassment’s latest failed week of his presidency:

“60 weeks. 422 days. Thousands of lies. Multiple staff shakeups. Dozens of regressive policies. Countless attempts to obstruct justice. And zero actions taken to confront future Russian interference in our democracy.

Donald Trump appears to believe he is greater than the country he is supposed to be serving. With his weak responses to Russian provocations abroad and his administration’s lack of action in confronting future Russian election meddling at home, Trump proves he believes he is greater than his oath of office. With his repeated efforts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump proves he believes he’s greater than the rule of law. And with his continuous lying and regressive policies, it’s clear that Trump believes he is greater than the American people…He’s wrong.

For a president who’s TV slogan was “you’re fired,” he runs an administration that doesn’t have the dignity to fire civil servants to their faces. Much like former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by a tweet. And similar to FBI Director James Comey?—?who found out he was fired from a TV screen while he was giving a speech to his colleagues?—?already retiring Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe learned of his firing, and loss of pension, from a press release. Unfortunately for Trump, that wasn’t the only similarity between McCabe and Comey.

McCabe kept comprehensive memos of his interactions with President Trump and what he knew about the firing of Comey, and has already handed them over to Mueller. This will surely add to Mueller’s overwhelming evidence that Trump obstructed justice…”

Trump’s vindictive political purging puts America’s democracy at risk article from The Week. –

More on the problems caused by our nefarious narcissist treating the White House like a reality show.

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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 GOP dubiously trying to clear their fraudulent lying leader begins today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president*, why Trump and the miscreants still standing with him should be very worried about Mueller’s investigations, Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam is proving more malignant than previously thought, our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator’s latest voter suppression plan smells dictatorial, yet more evidence that Trump lied about draining the swamp, how our lackluster lame duck president* is trying to make his failed presidency even worse, still deceptively trying to claim that he actually won the popular vote when in reality he lost bigly, our fraudulent Orange turd ball Loser-in-Chief is acting surprised and upset because his appointees and administration are actually as corrupt and stupid as he is, Trump’s despotic delusions of grandeur are becoming glaringly evident, our Ignoramus-in-Chief is now bragging about lying repeatedly, how Trump has made it egregiously evident that he is nothing but a fraudulent con man that does nothing but lie all the time plus a lot more.

The Walls Are Closing In on Trump article from The Daily Beast. –

On how the brown shirt GOP House Intel committee allegedly investigating Trump’s Russia scandal are actually just trying to exonerate him and deflect the truth – albeit failing at it big time…

The House Intel Committee’s Conclusions on Russia Are a Complete Joke article from Alternet. –

More on the joke that is the GOP House Intel Committee’s delusions of our national embarrassment being cleared in his ongoing Russia scandal.

Mueller’s Choice of Criminal Charges: Why the Trump Team Should Be Very Worried article from Slate. –

As I’ve stated a few time previously, there may not be much evidence of Trump’s personal collusion with Russia since his campaign handled most of it, but the many Money Laundering and Obstructions of Justice charges will bury his sorry ass.

Budget Deficit Will Go Up 31% Thanks To Trump Tax Cuts For Billionaires article from PoliticusUSA. –

Yet more evidence that Trump’s tax reform scam was nothing but a major fraud that will help bankrupt this country:

“It’s now official: the Trump-Ryan-McConnell tax cut plan for billionaires is bankrupting our country.

The United States Treasury Department said Monday that the federal budget deficit in February was significantly higher than a year ago, as is the budget deficit for the first five months of this budget year. According to the Treasury Department this year’s United States federal deficit will hit $873 billion, up a dangerous 31.3 percent from last year’s shortfall of $665.8 billion.

These numbers are based on President Donald Trump’s new budget projections which say that over the next decade, U.S. federal deficits will be approximately $7 trillion. When added to the existing federal debt of over $20 trillion, this level of projected deficit is not good news for America.

Obama had been working on decreasing the federal deficit but under Trump the government has reversed course and decided to let America’s debt soar while cutting taxes on the super-rich and big multi-national corporations. The deficit picture is of great concern now because of the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts in the tax bill that was passed in December…”

Trump’s Latest Voter Suppression Plan Smells Dictatorial article from Esquire. –

Our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator is doing his damnedest to intimidate voters and help sway the election in favor of the GOP since they can’t win elections fairly.

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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:

Today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president begin with keeping his aides in the dark as usual while he makes foolish decisions, still diligently trying to take this country back a hundred years to totally destroy it, America’s most corrupt-ever president’s* lies about Stormy Daniels are becoming glaringly evident, our mentally deranged dotard may not meet with little rocket man as it appears that the so-called meeting may have been nothing more than another con, the hazards of dealing with a childish president*, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for our nefarious narcissist to accept the fact that he is indeed illegitimate, our demented delinquent still can’t take responsibility for his own massive failures, Trump’s despotic delusions of grandeur were once again on display during his recent campaigning tirades, Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam is already unraveling, Trump actually believes he can lie to the lead investigator in his Russia scandal with no repercussions while making history as the most corrupt president* to ever occupy the White House, our popular vote losing president is still lying about his popularity and lots more.

Trump’s go-to move remains the same: blindsiding his own aides article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

As usual our national embarrassment creates his own chaos daily while keeping his aides in the dark.

Paul Krugman: Trump Could Unravel One of FDR’s Signature Achievements article from Alternet. –

On the many ways our dimwitted dip shit is intentionally trying to take this country back a hundred years.

The Stormy Daniels saga is more than just a sex scandal article from Think Progress. –

Indeed. It’s more evidence of how Trump has repeatedly broken the law and why he belongs behind bars.

Trump’s Sons and Wealthy Friends Will Benefit From Legalizing Elephant Kill Trophies article from BuzzFlash. –

Always doing his damnedest to make sure he or his family and friends can profit at everyone else’s expense:

“On March 1, Donald Trump’s Interior Department lifted the ban on importing big-hunting elephant kill trophies to the United States. Trump, in the past, claimed he was not a fan of safaris and the killing of large animals in Africa for sport. However, as he’s done on a large number of policies, Trump has changed his mind.

Maybe he did so because safari hunting is a rich man’s sport. Maybe it was a family matter. After all, a 2017 Guardian article states that “Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are prolific big-game hunters and during the 2016 campaign, images re-emerged of the pair on a 2011 hunting trip posing with animals they had killed on safari, including an elephant, a buffalo and a leopard.”

The Trump male heirs are passionate braggarts about shooting down sought-after prey in Africa, including animals that potentially face extinction.

According to an article in Live Science, big-game hunting and killing date back thousands of years:…”

Trump’s Latest Pardon Shows The Best Way To Get One: Go On Fox News article from Huffington Post. –

If you commit a crime and need a presidential pardon, go on Fox faux news so the moron in the White House sees it…

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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:

Today’s misadventures begin with our malevolent minority-elect president* hiding his rationale for committing war crimes in Syria which he illegally bombed when U.S. paid terrorists illegally used chemicals on the Syrian population, Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam is beginning to make itself known to all, why it’s important to pay more attention to what Trump does than what he says, apparently the big Orange dumb ass in the White House doesn’t know that taking bribes – especially for public officials – is a crime, Trump’s economic team is living in his land of delusion, the irony of a draft-dodging president* calling someone else a coward, again Trump tries to blame his predecessor for issues that he’s responsible for, a few fraudulent businesses are trying desperately to make Trump’s fraudulent tax reform scam look good – though failing miserably, Trump has no intention of doing anything about gun violence because the NRA owns him, the egregious effects of Trump’s deregulation are making themselves known and much more.

Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria article from Truthout. –

Trump became a war criminal when he illegally bombed Syria after his administration’s false claims that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons – which were actually used by terrorists the U.S. is paying to commit war crimes in Syria.

Mueller’s Indictment of 13 Russians Strikes Fear Into the Trump White House article from Mother Jones. –

Our national embarrassment’s Russia first policy was made evident by his Twitter meltdown over more of his inner circle being indicted in his ongoing Russia scandal.

Trump Used A Cheat Sheet So That He Could Pretend To Show Empathy To Parkland Victims article from PoliticusUSA. –

Our dimwitted dip shit is such a fraud that he can’t even interact with shooting survivors or show empathy without being coached ahead of time.

People Are Starting to Realize the GOP Tax Bill Was a Massive Scam article from Alternet. –

It was obvious to anyone paying attention that the Trump / GOP Fraudulent Tax Reform was nothing but a scam from its inception:

“President Donald Trump and the Republicans sold their slapdash effort at tax reform as a boon to the middle class. As the law goes into effect, however, new polling suggests that most Americans are struggling to see any benefit at all in their paychecks.

A survey from Politico and Morning Consult found that only 37 percent of employed people have seen an increase in their paychecks since the law went into effect, while 53 percent of people have not noticed a change.

One big difference between the people who are seeing a pay increase and those who aren’t? Income.

“Our polling shows high-income earners are more likely to have noticed an increase in their paychecks as a result of the tax bill,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer…”

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains what Trump is actually doing ‘while he wants to convince you otherwise’ article from The Raw Story. –

Why it’s important to pay more attention to what Trump does than what he says – his corrupt actions always speak louder than his never-ending lies.

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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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* with his failed conspiracy theories and fairy tales of distraction to avoid responsibility for his criminal conduct into his Russia scandal coming completely unwound, a look at some of the miscreants that comprise our lackluster lame duck president’s cabal, the many ways Trump has cemented his place in history as America’s most corrupt-ever president, all of Trump’s Fox faux news conspiracy theories are falling apart yet he keeps trying desperately to push them, our demented delinquent is hiding something as he refuses to release the Democratic memo that blows apart the farcical Nunes memo, when the economy crashes and burns Trump will lay the blame on everyone else but himself, reality is about to rear its ugly head and destroy Trump’s land of delusion, tips on dealing with delusional narcissists like the illegitimate one currently occupying the White House, Trump’s infrastructure plan is yet another fraudulent endeavor, Trump’s budget proposal reveals that he could care less about the deplorables that support him – let alone the majority that doesn’t – as he’s owned by corrupt corporations, a closer look at Trump’s Russia scandal and the damage it has already done, our Loser-in-Chief won’t talk about all the alt-right terrorists because they make up the majority of the minority that support his sorry ass, Trump’s obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon’s plus much more.

Trump’s Russia Cover Story Just Fell Apart As White House Can’t Provide Evidence Of FBI Bias article from PoliticusUSA. –

The fairy tales and conspiracy theories being pushed as fake news to try and save our dimwitted dip shit’s corrupt ass are failing miserably.

The Other Memo Lawmakers Want the Public to See – But Trump Doesn’t article from Roll Call. –

Our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator – aided by some of the miscreants in his White House – actually crafted a secret memo claiming abusive powers that no president has to commit war crimes.

Trump doesn’t get the ‘best people.’ He gets the worst. Here’s why. article from The Week. –

On the cesspool of corruption that is the miscreants and misfits that make up our lackluster lame duck president’s cabal.

With Mark Warner conspiracy theory, Trump goes 0-for-3 article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

One would think that after the first two efforts to save his sorry ass failed Trump would quit, but he’s apparently too stupid to figure it out:

“Donald Trump was very excited about the Republicans’ “Nunes memo,” though the stunt clearly didn’t work out well. The president was nearly as excited about a GOP report this week that suggested Barack Obama may have intervened in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton probe, before the story was completely discredited.

But the guy who championed Birtherism for several years isn’t the type to give up on the search for exciting new conspiracy theories. And so, Trump published this missive last night about Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russia scandal:

“Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a ‘paper trail’ on a ‘private’ meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary.”

The president – who ostensibly has access to a vast, multi-billion-dollar intelligence apparatus, providing him with almost limitless amounts of vetted information – was apparently relying on something he saw on Fox News…”

Tracing the Trump White House’s year of permanent scandal article from NBC News. –

The many ways Trump has cemented his place in history as America’s most corrupt-ever president.

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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:

Today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president begin with his epitomizing Nixon with multiple issues of grand delusions as he tries to claim the ruse of a memo created by one of his biggest brown shirts in Congress vindicates him of any wrongdoing which has turned out to be nothing but more fake news from our fake president*, our moronic miscreant in the White House and his potentially treasonous enablers in Congress are facing growing backlash after releasing a memo that only reveals what was already known – Trump is obstructing justice and failing miserably at saving himself, Trump’s politicization of the ‘Justice’ Department has made it just as illegitimate as he is, Trump still desires to be a dictator but he’s too stupid for the majority that didn’t elect him to allow it to happen, study shows that Trump supporters are the biggest purveyors of false news – unsurprising since they’re also stupid enough to believe his lying ass, the dubious actions and claims of the GOP and Trump are making it more obvious that Trump is guilty as hell, Trump’s latest anti-Obama ‘bombshell’ is nothing but another fraudulent dud, our nefarious narcissist actually believes the stock market is rigged against him plus a lot more.

Trump Claims GOP Memo ‘Totally Vindicates’ Him. Um, No, It Does Not article from Common Dreams. –

In epitomizing Nixon, our dimwitted dip shit is delusional enough to actually believe a fabricated memo by one of his Treasonous GOP brown shirts – who potentially committed treason more than once now – clears him of any wrongdoing.

Memo Nightmare Grows For Republicans As Democrats Bust Trump For Running The Plot article from PoliticusUSA. –

As suspected two weeks ago when the #ReleaseTheMemo Conspiracy was fabricated – by the White House it appears – to try and end Mueller’s investigations into Trump’s endless corruption and Russia scandal was nothing but more fake news from our fake president*.

6 major criticisms of the Nunes memo article from The Week. –

The malevolent moron in the White House never thought epitomizing Nixon and releasing a fabricated memo he appears to have collaborated on would dig his hole a little deeper.

Why A President Should Never Be Above The Law article from Rantt. –

When a president believes his is above the law – as does our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator – the Rule of Law is the only thing that stops them:

“During the scandalous and confusing years of Watergate, a perplexing and unusual question rippled through the American justice system. Could a sitting president be indicted for a crime just like anyone else? A brief signed by then-Solicitor General Robert H. Bork said that sitting presidents are immune from prosecution. Decades later, a review from law professor Ronald Rotunda for Kenneth Star disagreed with this take. Since Nixon resigned before articles of impeachment could be drawn up, and Clinton was acquitted in the Senate, we never actually got a firm answer. With Trump, we just might, setting a firm precedent for the future, and we better hope the answer is yes.

Now, I’m no slick, big city lawyer, or any kind of lawyer for that matter. (I’m a computer scientist by education.) But I have lived in Ukraine, where courts packed with lackeys and toadies answered a similar question in the negative and know what happens afterward. At stake is the obvious question of what constitutes rule of law. If we have it, then no citizen of the country is allowed to get away with a crime, even temporarily, and everyone, from a petty thief caught pickpocketing old ladies, to the commander-in-chief, must answer for their misdeeds. If we don’t, your wealth and political connections determine whether you are even threatened with punishment.

You could argue that in America, that already happens. Minorities and the poor face more arrests, convictions, and longer jail terms than the wealthy majority. And while this is indeed true and disturbing, and as much as this topic needs to be discussed, it’s tangential to the main issue, the question of whether political office, not just skin color or bank account value, can be used as an honest to goodness, literal get-out-of-jail card even for high crimes and misdemeanors. Because if it does, then democracy will die overnight since a court system to which those in power are no longer accountable is the final step in every autocracy or dictatorship cementing their power over the long term, dismantling the very concept of separation of powers.

It gives criminals every incentive to barge their way into high office, then, to preserve their place, intimidate and silence the opposition. Imagine if Trump couldn’t be indicted for money laundering until he stepped down. He would unleash his followers on every opposing politician and pressure the DOJ to investigate and disqualify them. This is the same thing that happened to the popular Russian lawyer and investigative journalist Alexei Navalny when he tried to challenge Putin. He keeps getting attacked and jailed and has been slapped with a criminal conviction that bars him from running for any public office, despite the case against him being questionable, to put it mildly…”

Trump takes attacks on FBI, Justice Dept to alarming new level article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Our national embarrassment’s actions – coupled with his profound stupidity – are making him look exceedingly guilty of the crimes he could easily be indicted for.

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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:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president with his constant addition of obstruction of justice charges, the White House is still trying to make their lying leader look good, the GOP’s repeated attempts to protect their corrupt leader could easily be construed as Treason, Trump’s criminal actions – aided and abetted by a corrupt GOP-led U.S. Congress – have put this country in a perilous position, Trump administration reveals the true state of the union with their desire to arrest Sanctuary City Mayors, despite a somewhat presidential moment during his scripted teleprompter speech – which of course he lied about the size of – Trump is not and never will be presidential, our demented delinquent has cemented his place in history as the worst, most corrupt president* in U.S. history after one year in office, our Liar-in-Chief wouldn’t be trying so desperately to derail the investigations into his many crimes if he didn’t have something to hide and much more.

Sometimes, white House Staff Have a Legal Duty to Disobey the President article from Truthout. –

When the president* tries to order you to do something illegal – like firing Mueller before he unloads on Trump’s obstruction of justice and money laundering charges – his staff are obligated to disobey.

It’d be great if Trump were right about the economy, but he’s not article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trump likes to brag about our ‘booming’ economy, but the only ones whose economy is booming are the frauduelnt billionaires and corporations our dimwitted dip shit and his GOP brown shirts just gave morally corrupt tax breaks to.

TONIGHT: #PeoplesSOTU to Counter Trump Agenda and Amplify the Resistance article from Common Dreams. –

Trump by no means speaks for the majority of Americans, only the Plutocrats and corrupt billionsaires pulling his strings.

White House Repeats Lie Claiming Americans Don’t Care About Russia Investigation article from PoliticusUSA. –

As usual the White House is trying to make their lying Ignoramus-in-Chief look good, and as usual it’s not working:

“White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, yet again, claimed that most Americans don’t care about the Russia investigation during the daily press briefing on Monday.

When asked if Donald Trump had plans to mention the Russia probe during his first State of the Union address scheduled for Tuesday night, Sanders said:

I think we’ve addressed it every single day that we’ve been here. It’s one of the questions you guys ask over and over and over again. In fact, we spend more time on that than we do any other topic, despite the fact that time and time again, poll after poll says that frankly no one cares about this issue, and it’s certainly not the thing that keeps people up at night. We’d love to talk about all of the things that do, and my guess is that will be the focus of the president’s State of the Union tomorrow.

The White House has been trying to push the narrative that no one outside the media cared about the Russia probe since Trump took office, insisting that the public cares more about “everyday” issues like jobs and taxes…”

The Many Failed Vindications of Donald J. Trump article from The Atlantic. –

It would be comical were it not for the fact that having a corrupt GOP establishment routinely trying to exonerate the corrupt, delusional leader of the GOP could easily be construed as Treason.

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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:

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.

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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:

Today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president begin with his top lawyers lying to him about his Russia scandal to prevent his being impeached for obstruction of justice and covering up his crimes, Trump abandoned populism – which isn’t surprising to the majority that didn’t ‘elect’ him, Trump supporters are heavy consumers of fake news courtesy of the idiot they voted for, the price we pay for having a profoundly corrupt and ignorant demented delinquent running this country, the duplicitous irony of our racist Twitter tyrant’s alleged support of the Iranian people – after banning them from entering America, our Hitler-aspiring wannabe dictator is waging war on the Justice Department since he’ll be going down for the count soon over his Russia scandal and obstruction of justice, it’s time for our grandiose, impulsive idiot in the White House to have a psyche eval, White House tell all book reveals what many have known about Trump for years – which is why he never should have been allowed to run for president in the first place as the indications of his mental deficiencies keep getting confirmed, yet another Trump lie – this time about job creation – comes back to bite him in the ass as 2017 was the worst year for job creation since 2011, as Trump’s corrupt regime gets closer to being removed due to all the crimes committed, the desperation will grow as will his pernicious outbursts and actions and much more.

Trump Is So Mentally Gone That His Lawyers Are Intentionally Lying To Him About The Russia Investigation article from PoliticusUSA. –

America’s worst-ever president is dangerously close to losing the support of his GOP Brown Shirts now that their fraudulent tax reform scam has passed so they really have no need for him any more.

Remember, much of what Trump does can be undone article from The Los Angeles Times. –

Stopping our dimwitted dip shit and undoing the damage he has already wreaked on this country can be undone.

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 49th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A look at our nefarious narcissist’s 49th disastrous week as once again he made his priorities clear, showing his complete disdain for the American public while spending millions of taxpayer dollars golfing and more.

How Trump abandoned populism article from The Week. –

Trump never had any intention of helping the minority of minions that ‘elected’ him and never will – it’s all about him and his fraudulent billionaire friends that own him:

“Conservatives inclined to cheer major tax-cut legislation even if it’s signed by a president they don’t particularly care for are frustrated by its unpopularity. They blame the media and Democrats for torquing up class warfare. In effect, they ask, don’t you know you’ll get a tax cut, too?!

Here is an alternative explanation: Working- and middle-class voters don’t much care that they might get a (temporary) tax cut. The problem is, when they hear Republicans touting the magic of cuts, they smell a rat. They’ve been hearing the same rhetoric for 40 years, and they know the fix is in. They suspect that the wealthiest Americans stand to gain the most — and they would be right.

It didn’t have to be this way.

In fact, Donald Trump, the candidate, promised the country a different way, a different kind of Republicanism; he promised a kind of radical-center populism. Candidate Trump entertained the idea of raising taxes on the wealthy, including himself. As late as this past September, he signaled a commitment to eliminating the carried-interest loophole for hedge fund and private equity managers. As late as this past March, there was still talk of breaking up the big banks and reinstating Glass-Steagall legislation. He says he still wants an infrastructure bill — but the deficits caused by these tax cuts (estimates vary from $500 billion to $1 trillion over the next 10 years, depending on how much growth they stimulate and, conversely, how much easier it becomes to game the tax code) will make it hard to find money for new spending…”

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days article from The Washington Post. –

Our chronic pathological Liar-in-Chief has repeatedly proven that he is incapable of ever telling the truth.

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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 192

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 malignant minority-elect president begin with the GOP trying to spin the first year of America’s worst-ever president’s failed presidency as a success, our dimwitted dip shit’s delusional reality is going to cost his failed presidency big time, it’s impossible to deny our lackluster lame duck president is racist, how our demented delinquent has normalized dystopian dysfunctional dipshittery, why our Twitter tyrant really should hang up his thumbs and quit showing the world how profoundly corrupt and ignorant he really is, rising ethics issues as Trump also profits from his vacations which are paid for at taxpayer expense while staying at his own properties, how to take our demented delusionist down if Mueller’s investigation into his corruption doesn’t, still trying to toot his own horn to make himself look good with lies about made up accomplishments while outside of his alternative reality he’s only making himself look more foolish, our illegitimate president’s first year has been a massive failure, despite his delusions, Trump is not and never will be as popular or respected as his predecessor – nor will he ever have a mandate – and it’s driving him more insane, Trump lied about stepping away from his businesses while allegedly leading the country, Trump’s declining mental capacities are a major problem for America plus much more.

Republican’s absurd revisionist history of President Trump’s first year article from The Week. –

Neither Republicans nor the FOX Fake News Network that pushes his propaganda can spin the first year of our America’s worst-ever president’s failed presidency and make it look good.

Donald Trump and the ‘just tell them’ approach to the truth article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

The delusional reality of our dimwitted dip shit is on a massive downward spiral that will finally end his failed presidency once and for all in the near future…

Trump’s Credibility Is So Low That Americans Don’t Believe They’re Getting A Tax Cut article from The Huffington Post. –

Our duplicitous Liar-in-Chief’s issues with the truth are part of the reason Americans don’t like or trust his fraudulent tax reform scam claims.

Trump tells Mar-a-Lago friends ‘You all just got a lot richer’ after he signs GOP tax bill article from Think Progress. –

After lying to the public about how great it is for them, our national embarrassment bragged to his rich buddies how much richer they were once he signed his fraudulent tax reform scam:

“President Donald Trump began the holiday break by telling friends he invited to Mar-a-Lago for dinner that “You all just got a lot richer,” referring to the Republican tax bill — which largely benefits the wealthy. Trump told his guests this Friday evening just hours after signing the bill into law, according to CBS News.

Trump likes to argue the tax bill will not benefit him personally or high-income earners more broadly, and instead protects low- and middle-income earners. He’s repeatedly made this claim to the American public in speeches.

“This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me,” he said last month in Missouri while pitching the GOP tax bill. “This is not good for me. Me, it’s not so — I have some very wealthy friends. Not so happy with me, but that’s OK. You know, I keep hearing Schumer: ‘This is for the wealthy.’ Well, if it is, my friends don’t know about it.”

Trump’s repeated claim that he nor any of his wealthy friends would benefit is false. As PolitiFact noted, Trump “should come out far ahead” under this tax bill. Independent analysis by the New York Times and NBC found he could save $1 billion dollars. Washington Post’s Greg Sargent recently echoed these reports:…”

UNPRESIDENTED – A Complete Breakdown Of Donald Trump’s 48th Unpresidented Week As POTUS article from Rantt. –

A look at our nefarious narcissist’s most recent failed week as president and the damage being done by his illegitimacy.

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