Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

A Flagrant Bigot for U.S. Senate


(The Intercept) – Shaun King:

It’s hard to know a moment in history when you are in it. The human ability to grasp the weight and gravity and consequence of an event, while it unfolds, is fleeting. History, as it turns out, is seen most clearly in retrospect. …

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New York Post and New York Daily News on Nov. 22, 2017


Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With LaVar Ball?


(The Intercept) – Shaun King:

Have you ever done a good deed for someone? Can you think of something particularly generous you did to help someone who really needed it? I’m not just asking rhetorically: Put that deed in your mind.

Now imagine, after doing that good deed, you go on Twitter and say how grateful the person you helped should be — and even ask publicly if they are going to thank you for it.

That’s gross, right? …

theintercept 2017/11/23 lavar-ball

Donald Trump venting

Deconstructing Trumpspeak


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

On his last show for the year, John Oliver looks at the obfuscatory rhetorical techniques that Donald Trump uses and the danger of them spreading more widely. He also looks at the slight glimmers of hope that have emerged. …

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John Oliver on Trump Presidency

Hawaii 1, Trump 0


(Patheos::Dispatches) – Ed Brayton:

On his way to Asia for a long trip, Donald Trump stopped in Hawaii and got trolled in the most hilarious way. Referencing his long support for birtherism, protesters showed up at the airport with signs saying “Welcome to Kenya.”

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POTUS, Welcome to Kenya



(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

The strategic genius says, “when you are throwing people under a bus, make sure that your other staff won’t realize you’re the kind of person who will throw them under a bus, too.” …

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Excited Crowd Awaits First Arrest


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

A crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands has gathered outside the office of Robert Mueller in eager anticipation of the special counsel’s first arrest in the Russia probe. …

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March on Washington

To Stand Up to War Widows


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

Calling himself “unbelievably brave,” Donald Trump said on Monday that he is the only President in U.S. history with the courage to stand up to war widows.

“You look at guys like Obama and Clinton and the Bushes, when it came to war widows, they all blinked,” he said. “For years, we weren’t winning at widows.” …

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Donald Trump on the phone

Unpatriotic Irrefutable Evidence


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

It is unpatriotic enough to accuse a four-star general of lying,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the White House press corps. “But to make available a video that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that that general lied is unpatriotic bordering on treasonous.”

Warming to her subject, Sanders said that any American who sees undeniable video evidence that a general lied and chooses to believe the video “shows disrespect for our country and hatred for our flag.” …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Donald Trump’s Impeachable Offense


(Atlantic Politics) – Conor Friedersdorf:

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend. …

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Constitution burning

Trump’s Mental Stability: The Worst Is Yet to Come


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

In a new book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” a group of 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts warn that “anyone as mentally unstable as this man should not be entrusted with the life-and-death-powers of the presidency.” …

theintercept 2017/10/07 worst-is-yet-to-come

Bandy X. Lee e.a.: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump - 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President