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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 72

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 latest unintelligible interview is – in addition to profoundly ignorant – something else, it’s much harder making decisions as President than you’d normally make – except the ones that affect your bottom line, pushing his wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats in the final week of his first 100 days – many of which have been filled with resistance, anti-Semitism thriving in Trump’s White House, Trump having a difficult time accepting the fact that he will always be a minority-elect President with no mandate, winners and losers from Trump’s first 100 days, Trump’s ignorance keeps getting in the way, that the GOP keeps obstructing the Trump-Russia investigation speaks volumes as to its validity, the growing disaster of the Trump administration starting to take its toll on the GOP, State Department posts on Mar-a-Lago – our minority-elect President’s Winter White House – raising ethics concern in Trump’s gilded era, a study of our for-profit President’s corporate government is quite revealing and more.

Did Donald Trump just give his most unintelligible interview yet? article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-just-gave-unintelligible-interview-yet-103314679.html

Trump: Decisions as president ‘much harder than you’d normally make’ article from The New York Post. –
http://nypost.com/2017/04/24/trump-decisions-as-president-much-harder-than-youd-normally-make/

Trump pushes wall funding in spending dispute with Democrats article from The AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/budget-deadline-looms-trump-pushes-border-wall-funding-071957498–politics.html

100 days of Trump Resistance: the wins so far and battles to come article from The Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/24/100-days-of-trump-resistance-wins-so-far-battles-to-come

“As President Trump approaches 100 days in office, Adam Gabbatt surveys the resistance movement’s biggest moments so far, key groups, and challenges ahead

It’s not just by chance that Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been so underwhelming. The president’s failure to pass healthcare reform, to ban people from entering the country, and arguably to achieve anything of note (beyond his supreme court justice) is down, in no small part, to the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

Activists have pressured their representatives, held mass demonstrations and scrambled to protect those at risk in a rollercoaster few months. Trump has until January 2021 to turn things around, but there seems little sign of the resistance fading away…”

The Stain of Anti-Semitism at the White House Isn’t Going Away article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/anti-semitism-white-house-isnt-going-away

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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:

One of many possible reasons Trump is trying to avoid paying his own taxes by mucking up the IRS, the ignorant hypocrisy over Trump’s claims to care about children in other countries, more on Trump’s unraveling Syrian gas attack fairy tale, pushing another dubious ‘executive order’ allegedly aimed at buying American while hiring Americans, still scrambling to justify his fraudulent Obama wiretapping claims, another broken Trump promise – this time involving a DREAMer, the continuing fallout from Trump and Nunes’s fake Susan Rice scandal, white supremacist blames Trump for inciting violence at his rallies, Trump and his family looting the U.S. Treasury, allegations that Putin-linked think tank helped Trump win the election, the convenience of appointing an ex-CEO of Exxon as Secretary of State who gets to decide whether a waiver allowing Exxon to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to drill offshore with a Russian company in the Black Sea will be granted, shifting his fraudulent vacations – profiting as U.S. taxpayer expense while staying at his own properties – to another Trump property, his record inauguration fundraising – much of which appears to have been used as bribery for our lackluster leader and the GOP establishment – is unaccounted for, Trump’s ethical issues and conflicts of interest are growing exponentially, aided by his absolute disregard for ethics, laws, and rules and more.

Robert Reich: 4 Reasons Trump’s Plan to Shrink the IRS Would Do Big Damage to Society article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/economy/robert-reich-4-reasons-trumps-plan-shrink-irs-would-do-big-damage-society

Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46885.htm

How the U.S. Government Spins the Story article from The Unz Review. –
http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/how-the-u-s-government-spins-the-story/

More on Trump’s unraveling Syrian Gas Attack Fairy Tale.

Trump pushes reactionary ‘Buy American, Hire American’ plan article from The World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/19/visa-a19.html

“President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday making it more difficult for skilled workers from other countries to obtain temporary work visas in the US. The order also called for a review of trade deals to enforce “Buy American” clauses and mandated government agencies to use American-made steel and other goods in federally funded projects and contracts.

The measures, Trump said, were part of his “Buy American, Hire American” policy, which would “send a powerful signal to the world: We’re going to defend our workers, protect our jobs, and finally put America first.”

Trump’s program of economic nationalism, along with his savage witch-hunting of immigrant workers, is the domestic counterpart to the administration’s ever more violent military provocations around the world. With the support of the trade union bureaucracy, Trump is peddling the lie that foreign workers and “unfair trade deals” with China, Mexico and other countries, not the relentless pursuit of profit by the American ruling class, are the causes for chronic unemployment and stagnant wages.

Aware that American workers are already tired of endless wars and their financial and human cost, the Trump administration is trying to divert social anger outward even as its program of expanding militarism, corporate tax cuts, deregulation and social spending cuts imposes greater hardships and inevitably provokes working class opposition…”

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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:

More on what appears to have been a staged chemical weapons attack in Syria despite Trump’s duplicitous claims that it was done by the Syrian government, Trump’s popularity hits another new historic low as his ethics issues continue growing exponentially, blaming Trump’s profound failures on Steve Bannon, increasing his unethical, morally challenged cesspool of corruption known as his swamp, majority believe our Liar-in-Chief never keeps his promises, more on Trump’s War Crimes and campaign fraud, one of Trump’s chief propagandists admits that he’s a fake, 120,000 protesters turn out to demand Trump’s taxes, looking past the moronic bluster and profoundly corrupt idiocies of Trump and his illegitimate administration reveals his necessity for dubious secrecy, the convenience of Trump’s disappearing Russia scandal and much more.

MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged article from The International Business Times on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-100819428.html

It’s not just the golf: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ethics mess gets worse article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/its-not-just-the-golf-trumps-mar-lago-ethics-mess-gets-worse

Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump, a near historic low article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/17/poll-majority-of-americans-disapprove-of-president-trump/22042115/

Trump Just Appointed a Chemical Industry Honcho to Protect Us From Chemicals article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/04/trump-just-put-chemical-industy-hack-charge-assessing-chemicals-epa

E.J. Dionne: Trump: Now it’s Bannon’s fault article from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. –
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/ej-dionne/e-j-dionne-trump-now-it-s-bannon-s-fault/article_1710fa25-762c-5342-810e-a8f6edc83bd3.html

“President Trump rose to power on a combination of meanness, incoherence and falsehoods. His strategy depended almost entirely on playing off the unpopularity and weaknesses of others.

Every aspect of his approach has blown up on him since he took office, but as is always the case with Trump, he will not take any personal responsibility for what’s going wrong. He must find a scapegoat. The latest object of his opprobrium would seem to be Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist.

But dumping Bannon would only underscore the extent to which Trump is a political weathervane, gyrating wildly with the political winds. He’s “populist” one day, conventionally conservative the next, and centrist the day after that. His implicit response is: Who cares? Let’s just get through another week…”

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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:

Despite his horse crap of hiring only the best, our minority-elect President’s picks are coming back to haunt him, the ‘not going into Syria’ completely disregards the 1000+ U.S. troops already there, Trump’s Russia scandal keeps getting worse, Trump cabal’s devious plan for deportation comes to light, more on our moronic president’s ‘America first’ bull shit, Syria responds to Trump’s gas attack fairy tale, why the resistance against Trump will continue to build, a moron on CNN compares Trump to MLK on healthcare, allegations of ‘concrete evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion, Trump’s Florida White House facing 15 food violations, tyranny under our illegitimate president, more on Trump’s Syrian gas attack fairy tale and his resulting war crimes, quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions, man who has predicted every presidential election winner since 1984 – which is funny if you realize the irony of 1984 in Trump’s land of delusion – including our current corrupt President now predicts his upcoming impeachment, his first 100 days probably don’t matter to Trump, going full Goldman Sachs after removing President Bannon from his throne, the non-transformation of our minority-elect President, a world in turmoil courtesy of our lackluster leader, Trump withholds Syria-sarin evidence – for obvious reasons – while telling Americans to ‘trust us’ despite his history of never telling the truth, Trump’s corrupt “Justice” Department enabling his fleecing of America and a lot more.

Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/best-people-more-questions-trump-hires-ties-071101613–politics.html

Trump’s ‘not going into Syria’ vow ignores 1000+ US troops there video from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-s-not-going-into-syria-vow-ignores-1000-us-troops-there-920116803544

The Russia story just keeps getting worse for President Trump article from CNN. –
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/12/politics/trump-carter-page-russia-devin-nunes/index.html

“Two stories dealing with Russia’s meddling in the election broke Tuesday night. And both were full of bad news for President Donald Trump.

The first, an exclusive to CNN, revealed that a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees who have seen classified documents see no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, further suggesting Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, misled Trump (and the public) when he described documents relating to the unmasking of Trump campaign officials caught up in an incidental collection operation by the intelligence community.

Write CNN’s Jim Sciutto, Manu Raju and Eric Bradner:

“Their private assessment contradicts President Donald Trump’s allegations that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice broke the law by requesting the “unmasking” of US individuals’ identities. Trump had claimed the matter was a ‘massive story.'”…”

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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:

White House unfreezes hiring and outlines plan to ‘drain the swamp’ – which is extremely corrupt courtesy of our illegitimate president, more evidence revealing why there needs to be an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia scandal, Trump’s illegal bombings in Syria and Iraq are killing far more children than those killed during the Syrian military’s bombing of an al-Qaeda storage depot filled with noxious chemicals – being promulgated as the Syrian ‘gas attack,’ contradicting Trump’s Syrian gas attack fairy tale, more evidence appearing to show that Washington’s claims of Syrian gas attack were orchestrated false flag designed for regime change in Syria, more on Donald Trump’s war crimes, apparently Trump’s love affair with Stephen Bannon is over, still lying about being surveilled by President Obama, mixing personal business while running the White House, dipshittery in Trump’s land of delusion from our clueless mastermind who knows exactly what he’s not doing, more waffling on campaign promises – this time over China and NATO, an update for Trump voters and lots more.

White House unfreezes hiring, outlines plan to ‘drain the swamp’ article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/white-house-budget-office-outlines-plan-drain-swamp-030121213.html

Colleagues of Devin Nunes have now seen his ‘unmasking’ intelligence. They’re bipartisanly underwhelmed article from The Week. –
http://theweek.com/speedreads/691750/colleagues-devin-nunes-have-now-seen-unmasking-intelligence-theyre-bipartisanly-underwhelmed

Yet more reason there has to be an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia scandal.

Deaths from US bombings triple in Syria, Iraq article from the World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/12/pers-a12.html

While our media fawns over his Syrian gas attack fairy tale, our illegitimate president is killing far more children and civilians than the Syrian military’s bombing of an al-Qaeda weapons depot that was storing noxious chemicals responsible for killing those children and Trump’s illegal attack on the Syrian Air Force. One major question going unanswered is where did al-Qaeda get noxious chemicals from?

A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences article from The Saker. –
https://thesaker.is/a-multi-level-analysis-of-the-us-cruise-missile-attack-on-syria-and-its-consequences/

A little lengthy but well worth the read:

“The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail. I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences. But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened.

The pretext:

I don’t think that anybody seriously believes that Assad or anybody else in the Syrian government really ordered a chemical weapons attack on anybody. To believe that it would require you to find the following sequence logical: first, Assad pretty much wins the war against Daesh which is in full retreat. Then, the US declares that overthrowing Assad is not a priority anymore (up to here this is all factual and true). Then, Assad decides to use weapons he does not have. He decides to bomb a location with no military value, but with lots of kids and cameras. Then, when the Russians demand a full investigation, the Americans strike as fast as they can before this idea gets any support. And now the Americans are probing a possible Russian role in this so-called attack. Frankly, if you believe any of that, you should immediately stop reading and go back to watching TV. For the rest of us, there are three options:

1. a classical US-executed false flag

2. a Syrian strike on a location which happened to be storing some kind of gas, possibly chlorine, but most definitely not sarin. This option requires you to believe in coincidences. I don’t. Unless,

3. the US fed bad intelligence to the Syrians and got them to bomb a location where the US knew that toxic gas was stored.

What is evident is that the Syrians did not drop chemical weapons from their aircraft and that no chemical gas was ever stored at the al-Shayrat airbase. There is no footage showing any munitions or containers which would have delivered the toxic gas. As for US and other radar recordings, all they can show is that an aircraft was in the sky, its heading, altitude and speed. There is no way to distinguish a chemical munition or a chemical attack by means of radar…”

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Today’s misadventurous chronicles of our minority-elect President begin with his signing your Internet privacy away, another Trump promise goes down in flames, LA Times highlights Trump’s authoritarian vision, ruminations on how Trump has become part of the establishment he pretended to deplore, Trump’s idiotic tweets will be forever preserved in the US National Archives, looking at the growing list of groups lined up against him reveals how much trouble Trump is really in, Trump’s agenda is based on lies and most Americans hate it, comparing Trump to Nixon isn’t fair to Nixon, still trying to repeal Obamacare with his fraudulent TrumpCare replacement, ignorance still running rampant in Trump’s land of delusion, Trump panicking about his Russia scandal, ISIS claims U.S. ‘being run by an idiot,’ Trump kleptocracy watch updated, Trump’s claims of not having ties to Russia seem to be unraveling, Trump lied about no more factories closing as more jobs get exported to other countries, theaters nationwide inspired by Trump’s dystopian dipshittery enough to screen 1984 as a tribute, the White House swamp and more.

Trump signs bill blocking online privacy regulation article from the AP on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-signs-bill-blocking-online-privacy-regulation-234326109–finance.html

As U.S. Jobs Flee the Country, One of Trump’s Biggest Campaign Promises Is Already Going Down in Flames article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/us-jobs-flee-country-one-trumps-biggest-campaign-promises-already-going-down

Trump’s Authoritarian Vision article from the Los Angeles Times. –
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-authoritarian-vision/

“Standing before the cheering throngs at the Republican National Convention last summer, Donald Trump bemoaned how special interests had rigged the country’s politics and its economy, leaving Americans victimized by unfair trade deals, incompetent bureaucrats and spineless leaders.

He swooped into politics, he declared, to subvert the powerful and rescue those who cannot defend themselves. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”

To Trump’s faithful, those words were a rallying cry. But his critics heard something far more menacing in them: a dangerously authoritarian vision of the presidency — one that would crop up time and again as he talked about overruling generals, disregarding international law, ordering soldiers to commit war crimes, jailing his opponent.

Trump has no experience in politics; he’s never previously run for office or held a government position. So perhaps he was unaware that one of the hallmarks of the American system of government is that the president’s power to “fix” things unilaterally is constrained by an array of strong institutions — including the courts, the media, the permanent federal bureaucracy and Congress. Combined, they provide an essential defense against an imperial presidency…”

Is Trump now part of the establishment? article from BBC News. –
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39483715

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Trump’s desperation to deflect attention from his Russia scandal is growing, Trump’s White House staffed with multimillionaires, our Presidential twit is still delusional about Twitter and how he uses it, trying to stifle dissent any way he can – illegally or not, law firm fired for enabling Trump kleptocracy, ten weeks of Trump fail, LA Times expose delves into the many reasons Trump lies, chipping away at President Obama’s accomplishments, trying to impede the Congressional investigation into his Russia ties, prophylactic tweeting about Hillary Clinton as his presidency implodes around him, Trump’s brazen corruptness never ceases to amaze, reorganizing the White House after disastrous beginning of his illegitimate presidency, right-wing media tries propping up Trump’s wiretapping fairy tale and more.

Trump’s Protests Over Russia Investigation Hit a Crescendo article from the Fiscal Times on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-protests-over-russia-investigation-134900278.html

Trump’s White House stuffed with multimillionaires article from the World Socialist Web Site. –
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/04/03/trum-a03.html

TRUMP: ‘If you issue hundreds of tweets and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s no so bad’ article from Business Insider on Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-issue-hundreds-tweets-every-201237428.html

Americans’ Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump, United Nations Warns article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46787.htm

“The right to protest is fundamental to American democracy. The country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (In Washington, FWIW, we are still angry.)

But according to United Nations human rights investigators, this very basic principle is under attack. Over the past few months, on the heels of a fresh wave of organizing by liberals, at least 19 states have introduced measures that would criminalize peaceful protest. In places such as Minnesota, Michigan and Iowa, Republican lawmakers have proposed laws that would stiffen penalties for demonstrators who block traffic. In North Dakota, GOP leaders are pushing a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill agitators, as long as the crash was accidental. In Indiana, conservatives want to instruct police to use “any means necessary” to remove activists from a roadway. Opponents worry this could lead to more brutal police response.

Colorado lawmakers are considering a big increase in penalties for environmental protesters. Activists who tamper with oil or gas equipment could be, under the measure, face felony charges and be punished with up to 18 months behind bars and a fine of up to $100,000. A bill pending in the Virginia state legislature would dramatically increase punishment for people who “unlawfully” assemble after “having been lawfully warned to disperse.” Those who do so could face a year in jail and a $2,500 fine…”

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White House continues spewing lies about sanctuary cities despite facts contradicting their claims, White House set to open its arms to repressive dictatorship, the growing chorus calling for Trump’s impeachment, trying to take focus off Russia with his delusional tweets, majority that didn’t vote for our minority-elect President uniting for large-scale demonstrations – though don’t bet on Trump leaving anytime soon, Trump’s storytelling talents, more bad news on his growing Russia Scandal, trying to avoid accountability for his illegal actions in Syria, reminders of the similarities of Watergate and Trump’s Russia Scandal, growing weary of his Ministry of Propaganda, once again Trump’s mouth moves faster than his brain, scathing LA Times article on our dishonest President, Trump’s fictional America and more.

White House repeats claim that sanctuary cities breed crimes, data continues to say otherwise article from Yahoo! News. –
https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-repeats-claim-that-sanctuary-cities-breed-crime-data-continues-to-say-otherwise-202510621.html

Anti-Trump WWE fans grapple with boycotting over White House ties ahead of WrestleMania 33 article from AOL News. –
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/31/anti-trump-wwe-fans-grapple-with-boycotting-the-company-over-white-house-ties-ahead-of-wrestlemania-33/22020777/

Warm welcome awaits Sisi as Trump rolls out red carpet for Egypt strongman article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/abdel-fatah-al-sisi-donald-trump-egypt

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY IS A HUGE BREAK FROM OBAMA’S article from the Verge. –
http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/2/15140892/trump-white-house-photographer-shealah-craighead-vs-pete-souza-obama

“Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal, and neither is the way it’s being photographed

Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the president shared with Michelle Obama, the many famous images of the president interacting with kids, and countless more. These carefully composed photos so defined the public image of Obama that it nearly made Souza a household name.

In its visual representation, as in so many other respects, the Trump administration has made a break with the past. Most of what we see of Trump comes from either the traveling pool of press photographers or the smartphones of his staff. On the one hand there are Getty Images or Reuters shots of Trump standing at podiums (or pretending to drive a truck). And on the other, we get unusually informal images of him posing with world leaders or appearing to be caught off guard. In the meantime, the White House’s Flickr account was purged, and the “Photos” section was removed from the official website…”

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Trump’s next scandal beginning to simmer, succumbing to former President’s Bush and Obama’s perpetual war, Trump still can’t take responsibility for his actions or apologize for his massive f*ck ups, major ways Trump is bring chaos to our lives, Trump still freaking out about his Russia scandal, still trying to distract from his fraudulent wiretap fairy tale, facing questions of interference in investigations, trying to shift the heat off his Russia issues with insults and ignorance, wrapping up Trump’s fraudulent University fiasco, still being protected by his brown shirts in the U.S. Congress, sexual assaulter-in-chief declares April sexual assault month, the time is ripe for a false flag terror attack under our minority-elect President and more.

Trump’s next scandal is already starting to simmer article from the Daily Kos. –
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/03/30/1648494/-Trump-s-next-scandal-is-already-starting-to-simmer

Trump Succumbs to Bush/Obama Perpetual War article from Information Clearing House. –
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46766.htm

“President Trump is becoming the third post-9/11 president to prosecute bloody conflicts in the Mideast and impose mass surveillance at home, with no end in sight, observes retired Col. Ann Wright…”

What Happens to a Country Whose Leader Can’t Say ‘I’m Sorry’ article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/what-happens-country-whose-leader-cant-say-im-sorry

Donald Trump and Russia: what we learned this week article from the Guardian. –
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/01/donald-trump-russia-what-we-learned-nunes-flynn

6 Major Ways Donald Trump Is Bringing Chaos to Our Lives article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/world/six-ways-donald-trump-brings-chaos-our-lives

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NYT claims Trump is just as much of an ass in private as he is in public, Trump had absolutely no idea what was in the fraudulent TrumpCare bill he backed, Trump’s growing list of empty lies and idle boasts – as well as the growing list of Trump scandals being muted by his other scandals, Nunes and the White House colluding to halt Trump’s Russia scandal – which is treason, Trump’s fraudulent tax plan – the rich pay less and you make up the difference, Trump’s idiocy still on full display via Twitter, Trump’s online trolls are screwed if he guts online privacy, issues over the White House spying on the FBI to support Trump’s fabricated claims of Obama wiretapping, it’s time for Devin Nunes to be held accountable for his illegal actions, Trump’s own standards put the White House in deep legal trouble, once again Trump’s words come back to bite him in the ass, another broken promise reveals that Trump is nothing but a serial liar, Trump’s White House referred to as a runaway train, the Conspiracy Theories of Trumpland, reflections on Trump’s construction of his own Watergate and more.

In Private, It Turns Out That Trump Is Pretty Much the Same article from Mother Jones. –
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/03/private-it-turns-out-trump-pretty-much-same

Chris Hayes: Trump ‘Knew Literally – And I Mean Literally – Nothing About’ His Health-Care Bill article from the Nation. –
https://www.thenation.com/article/chris-hayes-trump-knew-literally-and-i-mean-literally-nothing-about-his-health-care-bill/

Trump scandals risk inuring Americans to government corruption video from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-scandals-risk-inuring-americans-to-government-corruption-910757443621

Trail of Broken Promises: Donald Trump’s Lengthening List of Empty Lies and Idle Boasts article from AlterNet. –
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-empty-lies-and-idle-boasts

“He was going to investigate voter fraud, end crime in Chicago and crush ISIS. Oh yeah—there was also health care.

The pattern Donald Trump follows in making promises has been clear since he first rode that gilded escalator in Trump Tower to his presidential campaign announcement nearly two years ago. It goes something like this:

1. Assert something untrue based on a canard oozing from the right-wing fever swamps that you heard repeated on some Fox News show or other. (For example: “Obamacare is collapsing.” Or “Afghanistan is safer than our inner cities.”)

2. Spit out a half-formed solution that you seem not to have thought about or have given no thought to until just that moment.

3. Try to implement policy based on this idea, only to see it get slapped down by courts, legislators and objective reality…”

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