This is a Running Record of Trump & Company Statements and Actions. Hard to Believe, But It's All Real
09.19.20-This Week's Vapor-There’s secret, top-secret, code-word-secret — and then there’s whatever Trump’s health-care plan is. It’s apparently so deeply classified that the people overseeing the plan don’t even know they’re involved.
09.16.20-Trump's Town Hall Meeting-The fool lied in front of the world and contradicted his own prior statements. Demented!
09.17.20-This Week's WTH-Trump told Fox & Friends on Tuesday that despite earlier denials, he had been all set to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2017 but James Mattis, his defense secretary at the time, "didn't want to do it." Political assassinations have been illegal in the U.S. since President Gerald Ford signed Executive Order 11905 in 1976, following revelations of U.S. assassination attempts in Latin America. A few hours after Trump told Fox & Friends he "would have rather taken [Assad] out," his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner told Sinclair Broadcasting's James Rosen that Trump "always keeps all options on the table." In the interview, he asked Kushner twice if Trump considered assassinating foreign leaders "a legitimate tool of U.S. foreign policy," and Kushner suggested the answer is yes, even if he preferred not to use the word assassination.
09.16.20-Global views of U.S. plunge to new lows amid pandemic, poll finds.09.15.20-This Week's Second Lie-Four in one Tweet-The lie-Trump: "Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife’s political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI??? Just askin’?"
The Truth: Daniel Dale explained on the CNN website that Trump was referring to donations to the failed 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign of McCabe’s wife, Dr. Jill McCabe. The donations were all to her, not to her husband, Dale pointed out. Further, the contributions were legal, none came from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and McCabe was not “head of the FBI.” For most of 2015, McCabe was the assistant director in charge of the Washington field office.
09.15.20-This Week's Lie-Trump boasted of having received “the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award” from Miami’s Cuban community. But there is no such award.
09.14.20-Biden judged more mentally sound than Trump in new Fox News poll.
09.12.20-This Week's Coverup-Trump bragged to Woodward about protecting Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi killing: 'I saved his ass'
09.10.20-Click-This Week's Whistleblower Report on intellegence supression.
09.09.20-This Week's Horrible-A whistleblower is alleging that top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have politicized intelligence, with the political appointees pushing him to alter intelligence assessments to match Trump's public remarks.
09.09.20-This Week's Lie Shot Down-"Legions of Republican lawyers have searched in vain over four decades for fraudulent double voting," Benjamin Ginsberg, a newly retired top Republican Party election lawyer, writes in a Washington Post op-ed published late Tuesday. "At long last, they have a blatant example of a major politician urging his supporters to illegally vote twice. The only hitch is that the candidate is President Trump."
Trump's repeated exhortations to commit vote fraud, paired with his frequent claims that the election will be "rigged" and "fraudulent," are "doubly wrong," Ginsberg writes. They make the GOP's "torrent of 2020 voting litigation" look like "transactional hypocrisy," and they are false. "The truth is that after decades of looking for illegal voting, there's no proof of widespread fraud," he concedes. "At most, there are isolated incidents — by both Democrats and Republicans. Elections are not rigged."
09.08.20-A study of more than 10,000 protests this year found 95% were peaceful. President Trump would have you believe that the past several months of social justice protests against police violence and racial inequality represent a fundamentally violent threat that only he — aspiring strongman that he is — can crush with overwhelming force. But according to a new report from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, working in conjunction with Princeton University’s Bridging Divides Initiative, the latest wave of nationwide demonstrations have been "overwhelmingly peaceful," despite politically motivated narratives to the contrary.
09.08.20-This Week's Crap-Trump helped himself to art treasures he fancied in the U.S. ambassador’s historic 1842 mansion in Paris when he visited two years ago —and had them shipped to the White House with him on Air Force One, Bloomberg reported Sunday.
09.07.20-This Week's Trash-Trump’s campaign is coming under criticism after one of its senior staffers on Sunday mocked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for “meandering” through a cemetery. Biden was visiting the graves of his late son, Beau Biden, and his first wife, Neilia Biden, and daughter, Naomi Biden. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015; Neilia and Naomi Biden were killed in a car accident in 1972.
09.07.20-This Week's Just the tip of what lies are to come-For Trump and his allies, it was a week spent spreading doctored and misleading videos.On Aug. 30, the president retweeted footage of a Black man violently pushing a White woman on a subway platform under the caption, “Black Lives Matter/Antifa” — but the man was not affiliated with either group, and the video was shot in October. White House social media director Dan Scavino shared a manipulated video that falsely showed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden seeming to fall asleep during a television interview, complete with a fake TV headline.
And Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the second-ranking House Republican, released a video splicing together quotes from activist Ady Barkan — who has Lou Gehrig’s disease and uses computer voice assistance — to falsely make it sound as if he had persuaded Biden to defund police departments.
09.05.20-This Week's Intelligence-The Department of Homeland Security has prepared three draft reports warning that white supremacists are currently the most significant terror threat in the U.S., Politico reported Friday. All three drafts reviewed by Politico warn that white supremacists represent an even greater threat than violence from foreign terrorist groups.
None of the drafts reviewed by Politico mentioned any threat from antifa, the anti-fascist movement that President Donald Trump has repeatedly characterized as a pressing danger.
09.04.20-This Week's 'What Do You Think'-Liar Trump says he did not call war dead losers and suckers. Sounds just like him, to me.
09.03.20-This Week's Nutcase-Trump, on Wednesday during a trip in battleground North Carolina, urged voters to vote twice, once by mail and once in person, to test the protections intended to guard against double voting.
“I was just testing whether this state can detect voter fraud when I showed up to vote a second time” — is about as good a defense as: “I broke into the bank just to test whether it has a good alarm system.”-Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe.
09.02.20-Click-Trump's Crazier Than Usual Last Week
09.01.20-This Week's Second Lie-Trump retweeted a video of a Black man assaulting a White woman on the New York City subway with share text that blamed Black Lives Matter and antifa. However, the video was from October 2019 and had nothing to do with either group. New York police said the man in the video was charged in connection to the incident. According to local news reports, he had a long history of arrests related to New York City public transportation.
09.01.20-This Week's Disgust-Every action, every gesture and every tweet from Trump is the opposite of what he would do if he were intent on calming cities now seized by protests and violence. No calls to national unity. No pleas for reconciliation. No effort to recognize grievances or address them. Instead, Trump lionizes vigilantes and demonizes racial justice protesters, thereby inciting the former and enraging the latter.
08.31.20-Click-This Week's Reveal #2-This Trump-Russia Story Isn’t Going Away.
08.31.20-This Week's Inciting-Over the weekend, Trump unleashed a vile and frenzied tweetstorm about ongoing violence in Oregon and Wisconsin. His barrage of Twitter activity, which included deliberate efforts to incite civil conflict and support for vigilante activity and jailing political opponents, combined both those elements — superficial law-and-order appeals with open contempt for the rule of law.
‘Great Patriots!’: Trump lavishes praise on supporters amid deadly clashes with social justice protesters.
08.31.20-This Week's Reveal-Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general, curtailed the F.B.I.’s investigation into President Trump’s personal and financial relationship with Russia, The Times’s Michael Schmidt reports in a forthcoming book. Rosenstein limited the investigation, even though some career officials thought Trump’s Russia ties posed a national security threat. And Rosenstein instructed Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, to conduct an inquiry into election interference, but not into the president’s affinity for Russia.
08.31.20-This Week's Fearmongering-Trump stoked fear around the weeks-long anti-racist protests and protesters in Portland, when he said in his acceptance speech last Thursday that a Joe Biden administration would “make every city look like Democrat-run Portland, Oregon. No one will be safe in Biden’s America.”
08.31.20-This Week's Lie Exposed-Last week, the F.B.I. said it hasn't seen any evidence of "coordinated" voter fraud efforts related to voting by mail. This contradicts President Trump's repeated claims that mail-in voting would lead to fraud. And that Democrats want to use it to "steal" the election. FBI officials also said it would be "extraordinarily difficult" to change an election's outcome through vote-by-mail fraud.
08.31.20-Last week’s Republican National Convention saw a blizzard of misinformation. President Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday was itself “a tidal wave of tall tales, false claims and revisionist history,” according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, which cited more than two dozen significant falsehoods in that address.
08.27.20-A New Nasty Person-Lou Holtz, a former college football coach, caused controversy during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night when he declared that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a "Catholic in name only."
08.27.20-Nasty Person Update-Fox News host Tucker Carlson received immediate backlash after saying Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the shootings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., “decided to maintain order when no one else would.”
08.26.20-Exposed-From the BlueLeaks Documents. The latest stunning revelations include how police exaggerated the supposed threat of “antifa” to justify escalating violence against protesters. We also uncovered how the FBI chased nonexistent “eco-terrorists” and how police are using debunked junk science on “lie detection” in crime investigations. These leaks are an unprecedented exposure of the internal operations of federal, state, and local law enforcement, revealing jaw-dropping incompetence, racism, and disregard for civil liberties by the heavily armed government agencies policing our lives. Source: The Intercept
08.25.20-This Week's Criminal Act-Former DHS chief of staff Miles Taylor claimed Trump offered to "pardon U.S. government officials for breaking the law to implement his immigration policies."
08.23.20-Huh?-Trump Told Homeland Security To Take Its Orders From Lou Dobbs, Former Official Says. "What Lou says is what I want to do," Trump said of the Fox Business host, according to a former DHS chief of staff.
08,23,20-Muzzle-Bill Barr Reportedly Pressed Rupert Murdoch To ‘Muzzle’ Trump Critic Judge Napolitano On Fox News. Trump “was so incensed” by Napolitano’s increasingly critical comments about him in Fox News broadcasts that he “implored Barr to send Rupert a message in person … about ‘muzzling the judge according to the bookHoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, reported The Guardian, which obtained a copy. Trump “wanted the nation’s top law enforcement official to convey just how atrocious Napolitano’s legal analysis had been,” wrote Stelter, citing information from an unnamed source.
08.22.20-Debunk-Washington Post Editorial Board Debunks Donald Trump’s 2 ‘Huge’ Election Lies. “One is that the nation, his presidency and, above all, Mr. Trump himself are innocent victims of COVID-19. In fact, his own negligence, ignorance and malpractice turned what would have been a daunting challenge for any president into a national disaster,” wrote the board.“The other is that there was anything to admire in his record before the virus struck,” it said. “It is true that the economic growth initiated under President Barack Obama had continued, at about the same modest rate. Mr. Trump achieved this growth by ratcheting up America’s deficit and long-term debt to record levels, with a tax cut that showered benefits on the wealthy.”
08.22.20-Rejection-More Than 70 Republican Ex-National Security Officials Endorse Joe Biden. Donald Trump “is dangerously unfit to serve another term,” the former officials said in a statement.
08.20.20-An excerpt from CNN reporter Brian Stelter's book Hoax published by Vanity Fair on Thursday delves into theSean Hannity's relationship with Trump, whom he frequently hosts on his show for prime-time interviews. Hannity is one of the network's most ardent Trump loyalists, but Stelter quotes an associate as saying that when he's not on the air, he "would tell you, off-off-off the record, that Trump is a bats--- crazy person."A friend of Hannity's similarly told Stelter, "Hannity has said to me more than once, 'he's crazy.'"
08.18.20-Postmaster general announces he is ‘suspending’ policies that were blamed for causing mail delays-but, how much damage has already been done?
08.18.20-Scary-GOP Report-Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman posed a “grave counterintelligence threat” due to his interaction with people close to the Kremlin, according to a bipartisan Senate report released Tuesday that found extensive contacts between key campaign advisers and officials affiliated with Moscow’s government and intelligence services.
08.18-20-TRUMP'S FORMER DHS CHIEF OF STAFF CALLS HIS SECURITY POLICIES 'TERRIFYING' Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, recounted Trump’s “terrifying” behavior in a video. “We would go in to try to talk to him about a pressing national security issue ― a cyberattack, terrorism threat,” Taylor said in the video. “He wasn’t interested in those things ... The president wanted to exploit the Department of Homeland Security for his own political purposes.”
08.16.20-No Surprise-The Republican and Democratic chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee notified federal prosecutors last year of their suspicion that several individuals, including President Trump’s family members and confidants, might have presented misleading testimony in the panel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, people familiar with the matter said.The list of individuals included the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose accounts of their pre-election meeting with a Russian lawyer were contradicted by the president’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates in interviews that were part of the criminal investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, these people said. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss what remains a highly politicized and sensitive matter.
08.15.20- FUBAR-Critics blame the Trump administration for 'embarrassing' Iran embargo defeat. It the latest example of his administration's failures regarding Iran under the leadership of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, agreed with Tehran about the decision exemplifying Washington's increasing isolation on the international stage, arguing Trump's own mistakes gave Iran "a victory it does not deserve" after his predecessors "unified the world against" the country. And Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a frequent Trump critic, said the defeat is a consequence of putting people without diplomatic experience in charge of diplomatic ventures.
08.14.20-Joe Biden's Statement:“Donald Trump was the national leader of the grotesque, racist birther movement with respect to President Obama and has sought to fuel racism and tear our nation apart on every single day of his presidency,” a Biden campaign spokesman said in an email. “So it’s unsurprising, but no less abhorrent, that as Trump makes a fool of himself straining to distract the American people from the horrific toll of his failed coronavirus response that his campaign and their allies would resort to wretched, demonstrably false lies in their pathetic desperation.”
08.12.20-Trump expressed support on Wednesday for Marjorie Taylor Greene, the racist QAnon follower who just won the GOP primary runoff for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene came under fire earlier this year after reports tying her to an anti-government militia leader and to a longtime member of the white power movement. In June, Politico reported on Greene’s history of racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic remarks that led the House’s high-ranking Republicans to denounce her and her association with the party.
08.09.20- Lie-Trump flat-out ignored a reporter’s challenge Saturday to his often-repeated false claim that he was responsible for passing the Veterans Choice health care law. He then ended his press conference and walked out. Obama passed this is 2014.
08.09.20-Dirty Trick-Trump proposes deferring payroll taxes that provide funding for both Social Security and Medicare. While Trump characterized the move as a financial boost for Americans struggling amid the COVID-19 crisis, critics blasted it as a cynical ploy to do what Trump has long intended to do: Gut the vitally important social service programs just as Americans need them more than ever during the pandemic.
08.09.20-Publicity Stunt-Trump abuses his power by trying to bypass Congress on virus-relief economic measures. (I do think Congress needs to get this done, now!) Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.): "The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop."
08.09.20-Flouting the Law-Calling it a ‘peaceful protest,’ Trump flouts coronavirus guidelines with golf club gathering.
08.07.20-Lying Pence-“In 2012, there was a Democrat super PAC that was involved in our elections (Indiana), that literally, there was a group of people that were prosecuted for falsifying ballots.” He got the year wrong (it was 2016, not 2012), the charges wrong (prosecutors did not allege ballot falsification or election tampering), and almost every other detail wrong (most of the individuals were not prosecuted but sent to pretrial diversion programs).
08.07.20- Political Crap-GOP operatives, including a lawyer with ties to the Trump campaign, have been working to get Kanye West on the ballot in several swing states.
08.05.20-Unsubstantiated Claim that the massive explosion in Beirut was a bomb attack has revived fears of the Trump’s potential to foment international crises. He called the blast a “terrible attack”. It was a bomb of some kind.” Soon after, CNN quoted Pentagon officials as saying there was no evidence of any attack,
08.04.20-Ignorant Statements-Trump and Pence say mail-in voting is fraudulent and you should use absentee ballot voting. They are the same. Both are MAILED!
08.04.20-Disgusting-Trump doubles down-repeated publicly that he does wish Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused sex abuser "well" and empathized with her. What is he hiding?
08.04.20-Trump on Tuesday again falsely suggested broad mail-in voting is not secure — this time by claiming one place it’s “safe” is in Florida, the state where he happens to vote by mail.
08.03.20-Asked by interviewer Jonathan Swan how history would remember Lewis’s contributions to the nation, Trump demurred.“I don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis,” Trump said in the “Axios on HBO” interview. “He chose not to come to my inauguration.”
08.03.20-White House official: Trump's newest team is 'worse than ever.'
08.01.20-Dope Alert-After railing about “fraudulent” mail-in ballots without any basis in fact, Trump bizarrely urged Americans on Friday to use absentee ballots — which are mailed in ----“People should go and they should vote — or do it absentee ballot,” he told reporters Friday, a day after he floated delaying the election.----- Absentee ballots “are great because absentee ballots you have to go through a process to get ’em,” Trump explained. “It’s actually a great thing, absentee ballots. I’m going to be voting absentee,” Trump told reporters. Voters have to go through a process for any mail-in ballots.
07.29.20-Dr Stella Immanuel believes Jesus will destroy Facebook's servers after the site deleted a video in which she claims hydroxychloroquine cures coronavirus. The Houston pediatrician made headlines across America after President Trump retweeted the video, before it was removed from Twitter and Facebook. Now Immanuel - who also believes demon sex causes sickness and that reptilians help run the government - thinks God is poised to strike down the social media site.
07.29.20-Awwwwwwww-Poor little baby says "nobody likes me."
07.28.20- Trump had not actually been invited to throw out the first pitch by the Yankees, according to one person with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s schedule. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials and the White House staff. He reportedly scheduled his own Yankees 1st pitch because he was jealous of Fauci.
07.27.20-Big Lie-July 17- Trump states "We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan that the Supreme Court decision on DACA gave me the right to do.”
07.27.20-Steven Calabresi, cofounder of the conservative Federalist Society, called for a second impeachment inquiry into President Trump in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday after a tweet earlier in the day from Trump where he falsely characterized mail-in voting and proposed the delay of the 2020 presidential election in November, which the executive branch cannot enact.
07.26.20-Click-Trump’s week of retreat: The president reverses course as the coronavirus surges out of control. (copyright The Washington Post)
07.22.20-The U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, told colleagues in 2018 that Trump had asked him to see if the British government could help steer the British Open golf tournament to the president’s resort in Scotland.
07.22.20-Trump sent well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with procuring underage girls to be sexually abused,
07.19.20-Are we now a Banana Republic?-Trump Won’t Say Whether He Will Accept 2020 Election Results: "I Have To See."07.19.20-Are we now a Banana Republic?-Trump Won’t Say Whether He Will Accept 2020 Election Results: "I Have To See."
07.18.20-Be very scared
Are we now Russia, or China, or Iran?-Homeland Security Official Defends Portland ‘Kidnappings’ Amid Calls For Investigation. Unidentified federal agents in military-style gear are jumping out of unmarked vans to detain protesters, according to videos and personal accounts.
07.18.20-Click-Trump Interrupts Interview to Prove Biden Wants to Defund Police. It Did Not Go Well. His false accusation that Joe Biden wants to defund the police took an embarrassing turn during a Fox News interview.
07.17.20-Psychiatrist: Trump became the same ‘sadistic, tyrannical and cruel’ person his father was.
07.13.20-Trump Reportedly Considered ‘Selling’ Puerto Rico, Ex-Homeland Security Chief Says
Trump viewed the island devastated by Hurricane Maria as a "businessman" weighing the value of an asset, she said.
07.12.20-Republicans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 explain why they are turning their backs on the president this November in a critical new ad. In the spot that Republican Voters Against Trump released Friday, 15 former supporters of the president cite his lies, vitriolic rhetoric and mishandling of the coronavirus crisis as just some of the reasons for ditching him in the 2020 election. Trump has “broken my faith in the Republican Party,” says one. Others claim to be “ashamed,” “embarrassed” and “riddled with guilt” to have backed Trump in the first place.
07.11.20-Click-Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence is an unforgivable betrayal of his office. (copyright The Washington Post)
07.08.20-Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman To Retire From Military, Cites Trump’s ‘Campaign Of Bullying’
06.30.20-BERNSTEIN: TRUMP WAS 'DELUSIONAL' AND OUTMATCHED
President Donald Trump was so unprepared for calls with the leaders of Russia and Turkey that he regularly threatened U.S. national security while boasting about his achievements, CNN’s Carl Bernstein reported Monday. Over hundreds of calls cited by anonymous sources, Trump almost never read briefing material prepared by intelligence agencies and would often take unplanned calls from foreign leaders. Two unnamed sources told Bernstein the regularity of the calls and Trump’s behavior led them to believe the president was “delusional” and thought he could charm or bully other leaders into doing what he wanted. [HuffPost]
06.30.20-WHITE HOUSE KNEW ABOUT RUSSIAN BOUNTY A YEAR AGO: REPORT Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019. [AP]
The *best* defense of Trump on the bounty story is that he ignores his intelligence briefings—in other words, that he’s grossly incompetent at his job. And even *that* doesn’t remotely cover his reactions since Friday—none of which have acknowledged the gravity of the situation.
06.28.20-Disgusting!-Trump Campaign Peeled Off Social Distancing Stickers In Arena Before Tulsa Rally. Some 12,000 “Do Not Sit Here” stickers to help protect people attending from COVID-19 were removed by the campaign, according to arena management.
06.28.20-Trump on Sunday morning retweeted a video that was later removed in which his supporters clashed with protesters in The Villages, a community in Florida. At the beginning of the video, a man driving by protesters in a golf cart can be heard shouting "white power," but the racist incident didn't stop the president from thanking "the great people of The Villages" for sticking up for him.
06.25.20-“Donald Trump doesn’t want to run a country. He wants to run a campaign. Joe Biden actually wants to run a country,” said Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
06.24.20-Trump's former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn allegedly wrote in an email, "Trump won't read anything — not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers; nothing. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored." The only information that interests Trump is information that affirms his self-image. He's rich, handsome, and popular — that's what he wants to hear, which is why he regularly says it himself.
06.22.20-Trump on Monday baselessly claimed that the general election in November will be “RIGGED” because of mail-in ballots, a method for voting that the president himself has used multiple times.The president said foreign countries are printing phony ballots, but election officials say it would be virtually impossible for such ballots to go undetected.
06.21.20-Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms condemned Trump for staging his rally in Tulsa, the site of a historic race massacre, after a month of protests and civil unrest over racism and police brutality, subjects he skipped entirely during his speech.“That rally was an embarrassment,” she said. “It was absolutely what the nation does not need right now. He did not speak about healing. He did not recognize any of the racial tensions that are happening across our country.
“Instead, he does what he always does. He continues to try and divide us and really inflames the worst in people. And so I just hope that this is a good sign that the country is moving on from him.”
06.21.20-Tulsa rally-fire department counts 6,200 in 19,000 seat arena-reporters saw no interference from protesters. Mobile stage speeches were scrapped. Hot words, empty seats! Blue, no less!
06.18.20-In its online salvo against antifa and “far-left mobs,” Trump’s reelection campaign is displaying a marking the Nazis once used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps. A red inverted triangle was first used in the 1930s to identify Communists, and was applied as well to Social Democrats, liberals, Freemasons and other members of opposition parties.
06.18.20-Trump says Bolton's book is lies and then says it has classified information. Which is it?
06.18.20-Trump encouraged the Chinese leader to build facilities akin to “concentration camps” to imprison members of the Uighur Muslims minority group.
06.17.20-Trump claims scientists have “come up with the AIDS vaccine.” Another lie.
06.17.20-Trump’s false claim that Obama ‘never even tried to fix’ police brutality: Asked about Trump’s comments, Nancy G. La Vigne, vice president for justice policy at the Urban Institute, responded: “Untrue. There actually were extensive efforts to reform policing that were evidence-based and informed by leading experts in the field. This includes the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the National Initiative in Building Community Trust and Justice,” she said in an email. “Further, DOJ under AG Eric Holder pursued consent decrees and pattern and practice investigations with vigor — two strategies that this administration has abandoned.”
06.12.20-Trump Administration Refuses To Disclose Which Businesses Received $500 Billion In Government Bailout.
UPDATE-06.21.20-The Trump administration, following a backlash, said it would release details about companies that received loans of $150,000 or more from a coronavirus relief program for small businesses.
06.12.20-The '90s Chemical Weapons Convention banned the use of tear gas in warfare. But loopholes have allowed countries like the US to use it against its own people as a "riot control agent." And law enforcement has used it to (you guessed it) control crowds. But experts say it should only be used as a last resort, and that using it on peaceful protesters is excessive. And that its effects are harmful.
06.12.20-Trump went to Dallas to host an event on race and policing but the White House neglected to invite the Dallas police chief, Dallas County sheriff, or Dallas County district attorney, all of whom are Black.
06.11.20-Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley said he regretted his participation in President Trump’s photo opportunity outside St. John’s Church last week.
06.09.20-Barr contradicts Trump’s story that he was in bunker for ‘Inspection.’ Trump was being protected from protesters, the attorney general reveals in a Fox News interview.
06.09.20-Trump on Tuesday suggested without evidence that a 75-year-old man who was knocked to the ground by police in Buffalo, N.Y., last week during a protest over George Floyd’s death was a member of antifa and that the incident was “a set up.”
06.08.20-We can only hope: Trump's internal polls reportedly show a 'brutal' falloff among independents and a 'woman problem' and 'prominent Republicans are balking at voting for Trump. Could it cost him the election?'
06.05.20-The Trump campaign took down a video late Thursday trumpeting NASA’s return to human spaceflight, after harsh criticism that it was politicizing the event and violating NASA advertising rules.
06.05.20-In March, nearly 80 percent of white evangelicals said they approved of the job Trump was doing, But by the end of May, with the country convulsed by racial discord, Trump’s favorability among white evangelicals had fallen 15 percentage points to 62 percent, according to a PRRI poll released Thursday.
That is consistent with declines that other surveys have picked up recently. Among white Catholics, the same poll also found that his approval has fallen by 27 points since March.
06.05.20-Televangelist Pat Robertson publicly scolded President Donald Trump during “The 700 Club” Tuesday, saying that his response to the unrest after George Floyd’s death “isn’t cool.”
06.05.20-Retired military chiefs criticize Trump's actions-(copyright Slate.com)
06.05.20-The Trump campaign took down a video late Thursday trumpeting NASA’s return to human spaceflight, after harsh criticism that it was politicizing the event and violating NASA advertising rules.
06.05.20-The FBI Finds ‘No Intel Indicating Antifa Involvement’ in Sunday’s violence.Trump wants to designate antifa a terrorist organization, despite lack of authority and evidence of wrongdoing.
06.03.20-Trump is reportedly telling advisers Democratic governors are letting their cities 'burn' to 'hurt him'
06.02.20-Trump's 'really nice people'-An intelligence memo was sent by the Department of Homeland Security to law enforcement officials around the country on May 29, citing the FBI, revealed that on May 27, two days after Floyd died in police custody, "a white supremacist extremist Telegram channel incited followers to engage in violence and start the 'boogaloo'
06.02.20-Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory on Tuesday released a blistering statement about a visit by President Trump to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, slamming the "reprehensible" misuse of Catholic facilities.
06.02.20-Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D.C.'s Episcopal bishop on Trump's visit to St. John's Episcopal Church: [Trump] held in his hand the most sacred texts of our Jewish and Christian traditions, texts that call upon us to love God and love neighbor , that proclaims every human being to be a beloved child of God and exhorts us to live lives of peace and justice." He was preceded by a violent clearing of nonviolent protesters to make his way and he was using our church as a backdrop and the Bible as a prop."
-A senior White House official told Axios "I've never been more ashamed" than after watching the tear-gassing of protesters to pave Trump's path, adding: "I'm really honestly disgusted. I'm sick to my stomach. And they're all celebrating it. They're very very proud of themselves." And, Ivanka brought a handbag.
06.02.20-Conservative Icon George Will Urges November Sweep: Vote Out Trump, All GOP Enablers.The conservative commentator says it’s time to send Republicans a message at the ballot box.
05.30.20-Trump inflames the violence occurring due to the murder of George Floyd stating "when the looting begins, the shooting begins" and "Secret Service agents were just waiting for action” and ready to unleash “the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen”
05.29.20-Trump responds to a video claiming "the only good democrat is a dead democrat" by thanking them and saying that he’d see the group in New Mexico.
05.29.20-Trump again railed against states expanding vote-by-mail, this time making absurd claims that children “raid” mailboxes and “grab the ballots.”
05.28.20-Even those closest to Trump have been privately worried the election is slipping away. According to a source, Melania Trump warned the president during their trip to India in February to take the virus response seriously. "He totally blew her off," the source said. Melania later told people that Trump "only hears what he wants to hear and surrounds himself with yes-people and family," the source added. [Vanity Fair]
05.27.20-Teump rails against mail-in voting-The Sacremento Bee found that independent studies and experts have repeatedly found that voting by mail does not lead to much abuse at all. In fact, any sort of voter fraud is rare. The federal Centers for Disease Control is encouraging mail-in voting where allowed. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in the past 10 years, sending in a ballot for every Florida election she's participated in since 2010. Kellyanne Conway voted by mail — but she thinks you should have to wait in line. She argued that if you’d wait an hour to buy a cupcake, you ought to be able to wait that long to vote. Yet in 2018, she ditched the line and voted by mail
05.26.20-continues to baselessly accuse MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murdering a staffer. Widower of staffer says Trump has 'perverted' her memory.
05.25.20-On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf
05.23.20-coupled his criticism of Michigan with a threat that appeared to assert a power Congress hadn’t given him: “I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
05.23.20-a Trump-favored construction firm had won a $1.3 billion contract to build a section of the border wall. No matter that an earlier contract awarded to the same firm was facing an inspector general audit over potentially improper political influence.
05.23.20-Trump's removal of four inspectors general represents nothing less than "a war on the very concept of oversight." While Americans are busy watching the latest developments regarding COVID-19, Trump is making sure there's no one left in the government to watch him.
05.22.20-Trump praises Henry Ford's 'good bloodlines.' Ford held deeply prejudiced personal views, and his anti-Semitic writings were admired and praised by Adolf Hitler.
05.18.20-Trump obsesses about Obama-Observers point to a mix of anti-intellectualism, racism, vengeance and primitive envy over everything from Obama’s Nobel peace prize to the scale of his inauguration crowd and social media following.
05.16.20-Trump’s former ghostwriter declared Friday that the president really doesn’t care about the deaths resulting from the coronavirus pandemic because he has “no conscience” and is solely motivated by the need to dominate.
05.14.20-The 'unmasking' distraction has backfired on the Republicans-Unmasking is routine and has actually increased under Trump. All the proper procedures were followed with the Flynn affair
05.13.20-tried to bully two female reporters. They refused to let him, so he ran away
05.12.20-Click-Newly Released Transcript Shows Jared Kushner Misled Congress About a Contact Involving Russia
05.07.20-has longed claimed he was a major league baseball prospect-his batting average was .138
05.07.20-Trump lackey, Barr, just dropped charges against Michael Flynn, who pleaded GUILTY, TWICE, of lying to the F.B.I. WTH?
05.05.20-The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump. The president created a leadership vacuum. China intends to fill it.
05.03.20-A long read ---34 days of pandemic: Inside Trump’s desperate attempts to reopen America
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04.30.20-erupts over poll slump and threatens to sue campaign manager. Blows his top in Friday argument and reportedly tells Brad Parscale ‘I’m not fucking losing to Joe Biden’ in November
04.26.20-tried to move a reporter to the back of the press room, but she refused. Then Trump walked out.
04.24.20-‘Sadness’ and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership-The coronavirus pandemic is shaking bedrock assumptions about U.S. exceptionalism. This is perhaps the first global crisis in more than a century where no one is even looking for Washington to lead.
04.24.20-Click to see 'Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion'-Thirsty for Praise
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04.23.20-claims he hasn’t left the White House in months despite holding six campaign rallies in February and March.
04.21.20-GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee agrees Russia tried to interfere in 2016 election on Trump's behalf
04.18.20-said that he had recently gotten "a nice note" from Kim Jong Un, but by the following day, North Korea was denying its leader had sent any such thing.
campaign secretly paying $180,000 a year to his sons’ significant others
threatens to adjourn congress-never been done
has his name added to stimulus checks-thereby delaying them
has established himself as the worst president in U.S. history.
lied on 4.2.20 about speaking with Putin about oil
punishes the intelligence community for telling the truth
uses the Justice Dept. to punish his opponents and reward his cronies-the rule of law is over
now compares himself to a King-see Twitter
now says he did send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine. He forgot his earlier lie that he didn't
breaks the law when intimidating whistle-blowers
treats the Justice Dept. as his personal lawyer, and is destroying it
created 1.5 million fewer jobs in first 3 years than Obama's last 3
promised to eliminate the deficit over 8 years-actually has increased it by 3 trillion
promised no cuts to Medicaid-actually has asked for $800b over 10 years
now knows that he is now free to behave like his heroes Putin, Xi, Erdogan
charged rates as high as $650 a night for rooms to house secret service agents at his properties
wall-building now involves blowing up mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
opens Utah national monument to drilling
uses the National Prayer Breakfast, a meeting to promote unity, to criticize his opponents
waves his arms all around, makes faces and points at people in the room while the national anthem is played
did an unhinged propaganda rally to celebrate a hollow victory
awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to the disgusting Rush Limbaugh-ugh
will allow the U.S. Military to again use landmines around the world
supports U.S. companies paying bribes in other countries
says that traumatic brain injuries are " not serious"
thinks the wheel was invented in the U.S.
thinks windmills cause cancer (I guess everyone in Holland is dead)
did not know that India bordered China
did not know about Pearl Harbor
spends 1/4 of his time at his golf resorts
Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven — U.S. special forces commander from 2011 to 2014, including the 2011 SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden — writes a WashPost op-ed condemning President Trump's treatment of retired Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, acting director of national intelligence until this week:
"As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil."