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Donald Trump used to call Kirstjen Nielsen at home in the mornings to demand she stop migrants: Report
President Donald Trump reportedly demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen take measures, including some of which were illegal, to stop all migrants from seeking asylum.
trumpIncompetence  immigration  trumpAuthoritarianism 
14 days ago by joeybaker
White House whistleblower says 25 security clearance denials were reversed during Trump administration
The House Oversight Committee asked the White House to immediately provide documents related to the security clearances of adviser Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and national security adviser John Bolton, among others.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Trump administration losing 94 percent of lawsuits over illegal policy changes
Federal agencies under Trump are losing suits at a record rate, largely because of massive incompetence
29 days ago by joeybaker
Trump tells fake story about US general slaughtering 49 Muslims using bullets dipped in pig’s blood, in resurfaced video
‘There’s a whole thing with swine, and animals, and pigs, and you know the story OK? They don’t like that,’ US president says in 2016 footage
trumpPropaganda  trumpIncompetence  racism 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump vowed to eliminate the debt in 8 years. He’s on track to leave it at least 50 percent higher.
Trump has cut taxes and increased spending so far in his tenure, a recipe that is causing the annual deficit to top $1 trillion for the first time in good economic times.
governmentMalfeasance  trumpIncompetence  endOfTheGOP 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance
The president overruled concerns from intelligence officials and the top White House lawyer about giving his son-in-law access to sensitive information.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S.
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump golfs third day in a row since declaring national emergency on border
President Trump kicked off Presidents Day at his private golf course in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday morning, hitting the greens for the third day in a row since declaring a national emergency at the southern border.
trumpIncompetence  trumpStupidity 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump took Putin's word over US intelligence on North Korea
Trump is reportedly said to have trusted Putin over his own intelligence agencies, insisting that North Korea’s ICBM launch in July 2017 was a hoax.
trumpStupidity  trumpIncompetence 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump accused of 'stopping working' as schedule reveals he averaged one event per day in January
President ‘sitting around watching Fox News and hate-tweeting all day’, former ambassador suggests
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
The Trump administration has lost more than 90 percent of its court battles over deregulation
Despite his administration’s efforts to pare back federal regulations on business, in cases that have been challenged in court, Trump has fared quite poorly, according to a nonpartisan think tank sponsored by the New York University School of Law.
trumpIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  win 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Stared At Walls, Wandered Out Of Room While Ryan Explained Health Care
In excerpts from former communications staffer Cliff Sims’ new White House exposé, President Donald Trump is at times irate, paranoid...
january 2019 by joeybaker
"Low energy": Trump works less than most Americans
In a Special Report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, examines Trump’s first two years in office and a scandal hiding in plain sight: mounting evidence that there are stretches of time when Trump avoids doing most of the work of the Presidency. Melber breaks down how Trump has demonstrated a “new low” in Presidential work ethic, coming into the office late, play golf frequently, spending “Executive Time” watching TV and making personal calls and failing to make many key Government appointments in the State, Defense and other departments.
january 2019 by joeybaker
Pentagon Confirms Climate Change Is A National Security Threat, Contradicting Trump
The military walks a fine line between the White House’s official climate denialism and the stark realities of a warming planet.
trumpIncompetence  trumpPropaganda  trumpLies  climateChange 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Schiff: ‘Utterly Irresponsible’ For Trump To Announce Pelosi’s Plans To Travel ‘To A War Zone’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed Thursday that President Donald Trump revoking a planned congressional delegation’s access to...
trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Donald Trump Approval Rating Average in First Two Years Is Lowest for Any President Since World War II
Ronald Reagan previously had the lowest average approval rating in his second year in office, at 43.3 percent, while Trump is at 39 percent.
trumpIncompetence  popularUnrest 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Michelin 3-star restaurant invites Clemson Tigers to dine after Trump fast-food meal
The owner of Alinea, the highest-rated fine dining restaurant in Chicago, has invited the college football national champion Clemson University Tigers to experience “what an actual celebration dinner should be” and promised a meal there&
january 2019 by joeybaker
Compelled to work without pay, federal employees sue Trump, accusing him of violating 13th Amendment
There is no precedent for federal employees claiming to be victims of involuntary servitude under the president, one legal observer said.
trumpAuthoritarianism  popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
january 2019 by joeybaker
‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’
An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day...
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpStupidity 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Fox News Shep Smith and Andrew Nepolitano now see proof of 'collusion' between Trump's team and Russia
Paul Manafort’s lawyers, through a PDF malfunction, revealed this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Manafort, when he served as Trump’s campaign chairman, shared internal campaign polling data with an associate believed to be a Russian intelligence asset. This is a big deal, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano told anchor Shepard Smith on Wednesday.
“This shows that Bob Mueller can demonstrate to a court, without the testimony of Paul Manafort, that the campaign had a connection to Russian intelligence and the connection involved information going from the campaign to the Russians,” Napolitano said. “The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?” That would be “a conspiracy,” he added, regardless of whether the Trump campaign actually got anything of value from the Russians.
“If this is collusion — though collusion isn’t a crime — this would be collusion,” Smith said. “The crime
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
january 2019 by joeybaker
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.
India has committed $3B in aid to Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the extremist Taliban regime after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
january 2019 by joeybaker
Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on Deripaska’s aluminum company, United Co. Rusal, in 30 days after Deripaska agreed to signficantly reduce his ownership.
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  globalGameOfThrones 
december 2018 by joeybaker
White House admits Trump climate policies will cost Americans $500 billion a year
Trump team approves -- but tries to bury -- report finding inaction on climate policies will devastate the country.
trumpIncompetence  climateChange  governmentMalfeasance 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Crops are rotting in fields as Trump’s trade war bites US farmers
The problem is worst for soybean farmers, as China generally buys around 60% of US crop.
agriculture  globalGameOfThrones  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Disapproval of Trump’s handling of race relations hits 60 percent
Most Americans give President Trump low marks on his handling of race relations.
racism  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  informationSecurity  censorship 
november 2018 by joeybaker
After Macron's call and Trump's threats, Angela Merkel calls for a European Union military
STRASBOURG (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday (Nov 13) for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week which irritated US President Donald Trump.. Read more at
globalGameOfThrones  globalUnrest  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional presidential duties
President Trump, brooding over midterm losses and the Mueller probe, has cancelled a number of events that presidents normally attend, including a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Behind the scenes, he has lashed out at aides, from low level press assistants to senior officials.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAuthoritarianism 
november 2018 by joeybaker
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