• Tag Archives Donald Trump
  • Insulter-In-Chief Can’t Do Simple Math

    Donald Trump smug smile
    Donald Trump, willfully ignorant.

    Donald Trump flaunts his ignorance.

    In Illinois, state representatives used to say that former-now-disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich governed by press conference. He would rarely speak with legislators as people, rarely talk policy. Instead, he would talk about legislators to the press, in the press.

    He lived for interviews.

    Donald Trump governs — if you could call it– that, by insult.

    His latest, attacking Dems. All Dems, I guess, everywhere. But focusing on Congress this time.

    First, Trump has a penchant to randomly capitalize words. And only he understands why and what he is trying to emphasize.

    Here, he says:

    Democrats in Congress must no longer Obstruct [sic] – vote to fix our terrible Immigration Laws [sic] now. I  am watching what is going on from Europe — it would be soooo simple to fix. Judges run the system and illegals and traffickers know how it works. They are just using children!

    Let’s consider how un-presidential this word salad sounds. The New York Whiner hasn’t a clue — or willfully ignores — the facts. Many, many people trying to enter this country are asking for asylum, these “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

    Kyle Griffin of MSNBC’s @TheLastWord captures a portion of Trump’s willful ignorance:

    Democrats don’t control Congress. The House voted on two immigration bills in June — neither had majority Republican support.

    But, hey, why should math bother this President? Why get bogged down with facts when incendiary charges work so much better.


  • Trump’s America: 92-year-old Beaten with a Brick

    Rodolfo Rodriguez
    Rodolfo Rodriguez, age 92, legal U.S. resident.

    Welcome to America, Rodolfo Rodriguez.

    Wait. Mr. Rodriguez is a legal United States resident, 92-years-young.

    And a woman beat him because he looks, well, different. You know. Not like an “American.”

    Okay, he’s not White.

    Here’s the horrible news:

    Rodolfo Rodriguez, 92, set out about 8 p.m. on Independence Day on his regular evening walk around his Los Angeles neighborhood, relatives told KTLA. But what happened next was anything but routine.

    When Rodriguez bumped into a young girl while trying to pass her on the sidewalk near his home, the toddler’s mother shoved him to the ground and beat him in the face with a brick, police told the station.

    After a passer-by stopped to record the incident on video and call police, four men ran up and began kicking Rodriguez while the child’s mother shouted at him, reported KCBS.

    “Go back to your country, why are you here, bad things,” the witness said the mother told Rodriguez, who is a legal U.S. resident, according to the station.

    Welcome to Trump’s America.

    Why didn’t President Trump apologize for the actions of this White person? President Obama was called on the carpet each and every time a Person of Color allegedly did something inappropriate.

    Why are things different now?

    I wonder.


  • Giuliani Makes Up Date Mueller Probe Will End

    Rudy Guiliani
    Rudy Guiliani

    The president’s “lawyer” Rudolph W. Giuliani said the special counsel plans to wrap up its investigation of whether President Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry by September 1.

    Guillani made his remarks Sunday, according to the New York Times, saying “that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in the midterm elections in November.”

    Somehow I don’t believe Rudy Guiliani, nor do I believe that Robert Mueller’s primary concern is the midterm elections.

    Rudy doesn’t pass the smell test, again.

    How did he come up with the date of September 1? Likely he said it many times during the “negotiations” with Mueller’s team, finally convincing himself that the special counsel’s office agreed to that date.

    In short, he made it up.

    The NYTimes reports:

    The office of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, shared its timeline about two weeks ago amid negotiations over whether Mr. Trump will be questioned by investigators, Mr. Giuliani said in an interview. A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.

    Mr. Giuliani’s comments were an apparent attempt to publicly pressure Mr. Mueller amid their interview negotiations.

    Most relevant from this report?

    “A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment.”

    That’s all we need to know. Guiliani runs at the mouth every time he gets before a camera or microphone. No doubt this time he is simply playing parrot to what President Trump would like to be true. Mr. Mueller works in a political void — so it seems to me. Let his work continue until it has reached its natural conclusion, and a real report can be prepared.

    Bring on the midterms.


  • Donald Trump’s Dangerous Reality Show

    Rex Tillerson
    Rex Tillerson, official portrait.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest to find himself outside the revolving door of the Trump White House. CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace Tillerson, according to reports.

    Trump treats his White House as a reality TV show. He treats national security as a TV reality show. The number of firings, resignations, etc., of the “best people” is staggering. The number of positions not yet filled, numbering in the hundreds, is very troubling.

    The federal government employs 2 million civilian workers nationwide, but many positions at the top of the food chain remain empty a year into the Trump presidency. Of more than 600 key jobs filled by presidential nomination, more than half of them are currently vacant awaiting confirmation or have no nominee.

    We are in crisis. Our government is in crisis. Our national security is in crisis. The man at the top thinks he is running a TV reality show.

    I must say it again. I have no other explanation. He thinks this is all about him.

    And we are suffering, will suffer, for this.


  • Round And Round: The Web Spins ‘Round Trump

    Nick gates to change plea
    Nick Gates will change his plea to guilty, testify against Paul Manafort.

    The web spins ever more tightly, creeping closer and closer to Donald Trump.

    From the LA Times:

    A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days — and has made clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign.

    The change of heart by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort’s, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case.

    Gates will change his plea to guilty within the next few days, according to the report.

    And this:

    Gates, 45, who is married with four children, does not appear to be well positioned financially to sustain a high-powered legal defense.

    “He can’t afford to pay it,” said one lawyer who is involved with the investigation. “If you go to trial on this, that’s $1 million to $1.5 million. Maybe more, if you need experts” to appear as witnesses.


  • Video: President Trump Booed at NCAAF National Championship

    When a Republican President is booed in the a Deep South, that’s not a sign of popularity.


  • Undocumented Immigrant Trump Trashed Acquitted in Killing of Kate Steinle

    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate
    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (SFPD)

    An undocumented immigrant from Mexico who Donald Trump trashed in an August 2016 campaign speech has been found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Kathryn Steinle.

    The man on trial, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was found guilty only of possession of a firearm by a felon.

    The jury also found him not guilty of assault with a firearm.

    From the New York Times:

    The backlash to his release into the community crescendoed when Donald J. Trump invoked Ms. Steinle’s killing as he campaigned for president. Mr. Trump rallied national support for his hard-line immigration agenda, which ultimately helped to catapult him into office.

    In a major speech on immigration in August 2016, Mr. Trump argued that “countless innocent American lives have been stolen because our politicians have failed in their duty to secure our borders and enforce our laws.”

    Mr. Trump then named several young people who he said had become victims of policies he considered failures. Among those he named was Ms. Steinle, who Mr. Trump said had been “gunned down in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, by an illegal immigrant, deported five previous times.”

    “And they knew he was no good,” Mr. Trump said of the man who had shot her.

    Except The Donald was wrong.

    Again.

    And again.


  • Donald Trump Betrays America. He Must Be Stopped.

    The GOP must get on board with stopping Donald Trump. The man is selling out this country piece by piece.

    He must be impeached. As soon as possible.

    From his Twitter rants today.

    Trump’s latest Tweets
    Trump’s latest Tweets

    Why does Trump want to be Kim Jong-un’s friend?

    why does he trust Putin over American intelligence?

    Why is he still obsessed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Why does he feel so inadequate?

    Why is he still in office?


  • Mueller Charges: Trump Should Worry

     

    Robert Mueller
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    CNN reports, “A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.”

    It’s happening.

    And Donald Trump can tweet all he wants. But the charges are coming Monday.

    More from CNN:

    On Friday, top lawyers who are helping to lead the Mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, were seen entering the court room at the DC federal court where the grand jury meets to hear testimony in the Russia investigation.

    Reporters present saw a flurry of activity at the grand jury room, but officials made no announcements.

    Shortly after President Donald Trump abruptly fired then-FBI Director James Comey, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. Mueller took the reins of a federal investigation that Comey first opened in July 2016 in the middle of the presidential campaign.

    Justice is coming for Donald Trump. And it will be blind.

    He may think himself capable of shooting someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York and getting away with it.

    So far as we know, that’s fiction.

    Maybe a dream Trump yearns for.

    But these “high crimes and misdemeanors?” Well, we’re about to see exactly what is there.

    At last.


  • Trump’s Early Ties To Moscow Become More Clear

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    From the New York Times:

    A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of RussiaVladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.

    The associate, Felix Sater, wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, in which he boasted about his ties to Mr. Putin and predicted that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would highlight Mr. Trump’s savvy negotiating skills and be a political boon to his candidacy.

    “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Mr. Sater wrote in an email. “I will get all of Putins [sic] team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

    “Our boy?” Is Donald Trump really some group’s “boy?” And what do they want from him in return?

    What does Vladimir Putin want in return?