During his Twitter attacks on the New York Times this weekend, Trump defended White House counsel Donald McGahn, suggesting he wasn't a "rat" like John Dean, who testified against Richard Nixon during Watergate.
This is your friendly reminder that ratting on Nixon was a good thing, that Nixon was a criminal, and that throwing shade at the guys that turned on him is throwing shade on the good guys.
Trump stripped the former CIA Director of his security clearance last week because he didn't like what the guy was saying about him. By removing an experienced operative from the situation, Trump has made all of America a little bit less safe.
This isn't suggesting that the use of the N-word by a 71-year-old white millionaire isn't offensive. The question being posed here is; would anyone who Trump hasn't previously offended SUDDENLY be offended if they now found out he used the N-word on the reg?
We're not even two years into the Trump Administration, an era filled with corruption, greed, ridiculous characters put in positions of power from Ivanka to Omarosa to Scaramucci to Spicer. Not to mention, a failure to appeal ObamaCare, an immigration policy that separates children from their parents, and thousands of Americans dead in Puerto Rico. Who's tired of this shit yet?
It's clear to anyone watching the Paul Manafort trial that the former Trump campaign manager is guilty as sin of a litany of financial crimes. He's the epitome of the Swamp Trump wore to drain. But here's my prediction, and it doesn't take much stretch of the imagination; Manafort won't go to prison, because Trump is going to pardon him.
Maybe it's just me, but if I was being investigated for a crime I know I didn't commit, I would welcome a full investigation. If my name was being run through the mud on a phony "witch hunt," I'd want to be interviewed by investigators and get my name cleared. That's how an innocent person would act.
How rich is Donald Trump? So rich that he apparently has never gone to a grocery store. The President of the United States, who appointed the richest cabinet in the history of the country and signed off on a new tax cut for the richest 1%, made a comment this week about requiring an ID to buy groceries. As anyone who has bought groceries knows, you don't need an ID to buy groceries.
Trump, the self-proclaimed champion of the every-man, has never bought his own groceries.
Democrat Stacey Abrams is taking on Republican Brian Kemp for the Georgia governor position, and it has been described as a battle for the soul of Georgia. Abrams, who supports medicaid for all, would be the first female African-American governor, while Kemp, who is white and received an endorsement from Donald Trump, has said he would drive illegal immigrants to the border himself in his pick-up truck.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence keep talking about "Space Force," a new branch of the U.S. armed services that would be prepared to fight in space. Except despite what you've seen in Avengers, there actually isn't anyone to fight in space. And yet ideas like Medicare for all, free pre-K and less expensive public college are all deemed "too expensive." How can the wealthiest nation in the world waste money on SPACE FORCE but not on getting everyone health insurance?
While vacationing at his private golf club in New Jersey, Trump took to Twitter to say he may not have enough time during the midterm elections to campaign for Republican candidates. He's vacationing there this entire week.
The GOP nearly lost another special election last night in a district that has been safely-Republican for a generation. Will this be enough to get the Republican lawmakers to finally abandon Trump, or will they stay on a ship that appears to be sinking?
In what should be about as surprising as the sun rising every morning, it is being reported that CEOs of major companies have used the Trump and GOP created tax cuts to give themselves huge bonuses. Trump's pledge to drain the swamp and be a man of the people, which he may have forgotten in-between golfing every weekend and tweeting like a guilty person about the Russian investigation, seems like one big lie.
The only thing shocking about it is the source; Michael Cohen, who once said he would take a bullet for Trump and his family, is now alleging The Donald know about an infamous 2016 meeting at Trump Tower where Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met with Russians for the purpose of acquiring dirt on Hillary Clinton.
In other words, Cohen is suggesting collusion occurred, and that Donald Trump knew about it.
In any marriage or relationship, it's important to pick your battles. Donald Trump, who allegedly threw a hissy fit when he discovered his wife was watching CNN on Air Force One, was heard on tape telling his lawyer Michael Cohen to pay off Karen McDougal in cash. In the world of "picking your battles," Trump probably didn't select the best day to get pissy with his wife about her television preferences.
If you were looking for a tipping point, it doesn't look like Helsinki will be it. Just like saying John McCain wasn't a war hero... or criticizing a gold star family during the Democratic convention... or being caught on tape saying he "grabbed women by the pussy"... Trumps recent press conference in Helsinki where he looked like former-KGB agent Vladimir Putin's assistant doesn't appear to have hurt him with his base.
Sunday night is no time to relax; Donald Trump took to Twitter (where else?) and threatened Iran. He also went out of his way to once again call the Russian interference in the 2016 election a hoax, providing more evidence that he still believes Putin over US intelligence agencies like the FBI & CIA.