In November, Sessions testified that he “pushed back” against former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos’ proposal for the campaign to work with the Russians. But in the same breath, he also denied even remembering that the meeting with Papadopoulos took place.
Trump tried to escape his porn star scandal by announcing impending direct talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Instead, he simply created a bigger mess. After a year of unhinged threats, Trump’s posture on North Korea has swung wildly in the other direction. But meeting directly with Kim, something no other president has offered, would be disastrous for the woefully unprepared Trump.
Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned this week, and Trump bid him farewell by using what amounts to an anti-Semitic slur at a cabinet meeting. Cohn, who did not resign after Trump called Nazis “very fine people,” finally quit this week after Trump announced tariffs that could lead to a trade war.
Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner posed a threat to the nation by holding a top security clearance. And Trump’s own intelligence chief finally admitted it. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked National Intelligence Director Dan Coats if he knew that at least four foreign countries discussed their ability to manipulate Kushner.
Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone is desperately trying to keep a key House seat red. But that quest took a hit when he was busted for having voted against protecting pets from cruelty. Democrat Conor Lamb initially faced a huge polling gap. But he has since taken the lead in the race for the seat vacated by disgraced Republican Rep. Tim Murphy.
On the heels of an exodus of NRA business partners, Trump ally Alex Jones is facing his own financial backlash for attacking teen survivors of the Florida school shooting. Jones was recently reprimanded for promoting the sick conspiracy theory that survivors of the shooting are actors. CNN contacted his advertisers for comment, which is how many of them learned their ads were appearing on his videos.
At a White House meeting with governors from across the country, Trump rambled for nearly an hour about his plan to arm teachers after the Parkland school shooting. But Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee quickly shut him down, telling Trump exactly what his constituents think of that plan.
Trump’s approval ratings were already dismal, and have sunk to a record low after his disastrous response to the Parkland school shooting. His initial reaction to the killing of 17 people at a Florida high school was to go into hiding. He then blamed the students and tried to exploit the tragedy for his own benefit.
As for the nation’s standing, the most recent Gallup survey shows just 30 percent approval for the United States’ role on the global stage. That’s down from 48 percent under President Obama, and “the lowest level Gallup has recorded since beginning its global leadership poll over a decade ago.”
But worse than that for Trump’s fragile ego was the fact that a national organization of political scientists announced that Trump had been ranked the worst president of all time in their survey of experts, which included Republicans. On Tuesday morning, Trump responded with a Twitter meltdown in which he took repeated shots at President Obama…
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claimed 17 lives and is the 18th school shooting this year alone, but Republicans are already signaling their intent to ignore the proliferation of guns, and blame everything else they can think of.
In late January, Trump ignored the deadline to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs, which was just the latest example of Trump’s suspicious reluctance to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Or even acknowledge that it happened.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) asked Wray for a timeline of the FBI’s revelations to the White House about the domestic abuse allegations. While Wray said he was unable to reveal the content of those investigations, he confirmed that the FBI submitted a partial report to the White House in March and then a completed report in July.
The White House sent senior advisers out to each of the five Sunday news shows this weekend in a desperate attempt to mitigate the damage from Trump’s embrace of Porter, and his own history of abuse. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tried attacking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), while senior adviser Marc Short went after NBC News.
Both the Pentagon and the White House confirmed on Tuesday that Trump had asked the Defense Department to begin planning a military parade, which drew immediate comparisons to Soviet Russia and present-day North Korea. Less than a day later, the White House was forced to retreat from the plan.
Last Tuesday, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were among the Democrats who silently protested Trump’s address, and they did not applaud when Trump took credit for the lowering of the black unemployment rate that took place under President Obama — which rose sharply in January under Trump.
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. They can hide from Trump’s lies, but not from the truth. Donald Trump spent his weekend spewing lies about the Republicans’ false intelligence memo, but he and the rest of his administration hid out from anyone who might ask tough questions about it. While the rest of the world greeted the smear-filled […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Donald Trump never tires of finding new ways to obstruct justice, but his latest scheme is brazen even by Trump’s standards. On the heels of the bombshell revelation that Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller shortly after his appointment, and Trump’s successful campaign to purge the FBI of another high-ranking official, Trump […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The Republican reaction to now-former RNC finance co-chair Steve Wynn’s sexual misconduct scandal went from hypocritical to absurd on Monday when Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser, said she was “sorry” to see Wynn leave his post. When news broke that gambling mogul Wynn is facing multiple accusations of […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Republicans are having a hard time letting go of their smears of the FBI, but House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) gave away the whole game on Sunday. Republicans have spent months trying to smear the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion over a series of text messages between a […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Donald Trump has gone back to publicly insisting he’s willing to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath, but even the sycophants at Fox News know he wouldn’t survive that without perjuring himself. Trump went from being “100 percent” willing to testify under oath in the Russia investigation to saying he might not […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. After Donald Trump and the Republicans spent three days failing to get their act together, Democrats helped end the Trump shutdown in exchange for a promise that DREAMers will finally get a vote within the next two weeks, according to a senior Democratic aide. “We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA […]
Republicans have been backed into a corner for blocking military pay, and they have no good answers for why they’re harming the troops through their political gamesmanship. Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney had no real answer when asked why the White House and Republican Party are blocking service members’ pay and benefits during the […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Donald Trump never tires of taking credit for President Barack Obama’s economy — even if most Americans disagree — but the promises he made to “forgotten” Americans have been nothing but failures. One group that has been particularly hurt by Trump’s broken promises is steelworkers, whom Trump has repeatedly and ostentatiously shafted. Trump […]
The White House’s defense of Donald Trump’s racist “shithole countries” rant has come full circle, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders opining that the language he used is key to his appeal. When the rant was first reported on last week, the White House did not deny the language used, and even bragged on background about how it would appeal to […]