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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 
2 days ago by joeybaker
Whitaker Admits DOJ Didn’t Track Children Separated From Parents, Gets Asked, ‘Do You Understand The Magnitude Of That?’
“Do you know what kind of damage has been done to the children and families across this country,” Representative Pramila Jayapal asked Whitaker.
immigration  governmentIncompetence  governmentOverreach  trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence 
7 days 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
17 days 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 
24 days 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...
26 days ago 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.
27 days ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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&
4 weeks ago 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 
4 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Intelligence officials 'extraordinarily frustrated' at Trump's refusal to pay attention during briefings
US president allegedly continues to reject advice on matters of foreign policy from spy agencies
trumpIncompetence  trumpStupidity 
9 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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
Report: Trump Clocks in About Three Hours of Work on a Good Day
The rest of his day is devoted to “executive time,” i.e. TV-watching and Twitter.
october 2018 by joeybaker
Al Gore calls Trump’s deregulation proposals ‘literally insane’
Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore warns that climate change could be an “existential threat” and calls President Trump’s response an “outlier reaction.” In a wide-ranging interview, Judy Woodruff speaks with Gore about Hurricane Michael, President Trump, the UN Climate Change report out this week, and why he thinks Democrats will fare well in the midterm elections.
climateChange  trumpIncompetence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
october 2018 by joeybaker
New EPA chief liked racist Obama memes, retweeted conspiracy theorist
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a history of social media engagement that includes liking a racist meme of the Obamas and retweeting a renowned conspiracy theorist.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  cultureWars 
october 2018 by joeybaker
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