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What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.”

Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we got an A+”), and foolish questions (“Would you really drink that treated water?”) to an obnoxious paper-towel toss and and even a curtly dim “Have a good time!” as he departed an encounter with survivors.

Yes, this is America’s president. And he’s the only one we’ve got. If you don’t laugh, you may never stop crying.

 

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

A new, heavily redacted filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia revealed on Tuesday that the Justice Department is seriously investigating a potential "bribery conspiracy scheme" relating to a presidential pardon. The document were first publicized by CNN.

The names of individuals involved in the investigation have been redacted throughout the documents since they haven't been charged at this point with any crimes. President Donald Trump's name does not appear in the filing. But of course, only a president can issue a presidential pardon.

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