Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Betting on Trump


(Raging Pencils) – Mike Stanfill:

Betcha I can.” …

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Mike Stanfill: Betting on Trump


The Man Behind the Trump Dossier


(New Yorker::A Reporter at Large) – Jane Mayer:

How an ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia …

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A. Paul Weber: Das Gerücht

Know-Nothing Science


(The New Yorker::Daily Comment) – Alan Burdick:

Donald Trump’s disregard for science has never been much of a secret. Well before he became President, he tweeted that light bulbs can cause cancer, that wind farms are unhealthy, that fracking “poses ZERO health risks,” and that Ebola “is much easier to transmit” than the government lets on.

This President trusts no one; he can’t abide to read even his intelligence reports. Science thrives on curiosity, investigation, vigorous discourse, and flexibility of thought. Donald Trump is a party of one, interested solely in hearing the sound of his own voice, regardless of the veracity of what it has to say. …

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Trump Hides Under Desk After Diet Coke Can Opens Loudly


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

At a news conference, minutes later, the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, attempted to tamp down speculation that Trump had acted in a cowardly manner during the Diet Coke incident. “The President prudently repositioned himself under his desk in an aggressive crouch,” she said. “He was ready for anything.” …

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Oval Office desk

Medal of Honor


(New Yorker::Daily Cartoon) – Ellis Rosen:

The President awards a Medal of Honor. …

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Ellis Rosen: Presidential Medal of Honor

Trump Praises Wife Beater


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

In comments to reporters at the White House, Donald J. Trump stirred controversy by lavishing an alleged wife beater with praise that he historically has reserved for child molesters and Nazis. …

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Rob Porter, Donald Trump

Signature Required


(New Yorker::Daily Cartoon) – Brendan Loper:

This requires the signature of your parent or guardian.” …

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Brendan Loper: Signature required

Bad, Not Mad


(RawStory) – Kali Holloway:

In an age when the current White House occupant has inspired unprecedented levels of armchair psychiatry, Allen Frances remains one of the foremost authorities in the field.

I spoke with Allen, whose most recent book is Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump, about the problem that is Trump and how to end the distractions that keep us from solving it. …

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Allen Frances: Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump

Trump Warns That President Oprah Would Force Americans to Read


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

People were worried about Obama coming to their homes and taking away their guns,” Trump said. “Oprah will come to your homes and leave books there, which is far, far worse.” …

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Oprah Winfrey

Fire and Fury, the Play


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

Donald J. Trump, legendary among U.S. Presidents for his aversion to reading, demanded on Thursday that members of his White House circle act out Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury,” in a command performance in the Oval Office. …

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White House theatre