The panel formed in 2015
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The nation of Germany gazed with helpless horror at Trump’s disastrous …
“The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump.”That’s how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to news that Friday would the last day on the job for Trump’s top political strategist.
President Donald Trump has fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, ending his turbulent tenure.
In a rage-filled press conference Donald Trump has confirmed two bleak facts about his character and presidency. Firstly, that he does not signal to the so-called alt-right with his incendiary statements and his regurgitation of online conspiracy theories, he is in fact an alt-right president. Secondly, that he is utterly uncontrollable by the senior staff who rapidly cycle through his increasingly chaotic White House.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump finally came out, two days late, to denounce explicitly and …
Trump tries to equate Robert E. Lee with …George Washington.
You had to see it. The real Donald Trump came out to play.
The statement comes two full days after the violence in Charlottesville.For the first time since the violent, white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, President Donald Trump directly denounced racist crimes on Monday, naming the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis as hate groups.
“There are two words that need to be said over and over again — white supremacy and terrorism — [and] that is exactly what we saw on display this weekend, and we are not seeing that from the White House.”
Organiser says ‘absolutely’ more rallies to comeAn organiser of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally, which was originally staged to protest the planned removal of Confederate war hero Robert E Lee’s statue from a park, said supporters of the event would not back down.”Absolutely we are going to have further demonstrations in Charlottesville because our constitutional rights are being denied,” said Jason Kessler, who civil rights groups identified as a white nationalist blogger.Armed militia members in camouflage block counter-protesters.
Any president who reacts as Trump has to the tragedy that just unfolded in Charlottesville, Va. loses moral authority.
The incompetence and infighting at the White House dismay America’s allies and encourage its enemies
The president said law enforcement officers shouldn’t protect suspects’ heads when putting them into police cars.
“He can’t take being laughed at.”
“Why should we be surprised? This is a guy who vilified a Gold Star family and didn’t have the decency to apologise.”
“The position he is nominated for has previously been held by distinguished scientists with deep expertise in certain issue areas.”
Trump’s extended, rambling new interview reveals his conviction that he is above the law.
Watch a presidential historian call out Trump’s “embarrassing” conduct abroad
US President Donald Trump said he believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election but maintained that the US may never know for sure, likening the matter to intelligence that incorrectly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
New reports link Michael Flynn to hacking and reveal Trump’s massive business deals in the former Soviet Union
People from across the political spectrum were unified in their condemnation of Trump’s crass and sexist attack on Mika Brzezinski.
Trump signals a “firmer” response to North Korea. Hmmmm
Time Magazine asks the Trump organisation to take down any framed copies of a fake cover featuring Donald Trump, which have been prominently displayed in the US President’s golf clubs.
Fox & Friends is really Trump’s safe space. It looks like a newsy morning show. But Fox executives acknowledge it’s not really a newscast, it’s a conservative-themed talk show. The show is about showering Trump with positive attention and burying his enemies in negative attention. The show’s hosts and regular guests claim that one of his main opponents, you can probably guess, it’s the media.
A supporter of President Donald Trump got more than he bargained for when he publicly debated a twelve-year-old outside a city council meeting in Huntington Park, California.Video of the heated altercation was posted to Facebook, according to a new report by People Magazine, who reported that “the angry man was wearing a Trump flag and shouted ‘American! American!’ in support of the U.S. president to the people exiting the meeting.”
Not even Johnny Depp is trying to defend Johnny Depp’s comments to a laughing crowd at a festival last week: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? . . . It’s been a while, and maybe it’s time.”
Special Counsel’s hires suggest a legal strategy that was key to prosecutions of the Enron fraud and the mob families in New York
He lied, but you knew that.
President Donald Trump revealed that he kept ousted FBI Director James Comey guessing about the existence of recordings of their interactions so that Comey would “tell what actually took place” when he testified on Capitol Hill.
Many who voted for Trump wanted him to shake up Washington and “drain the swamp” but Trump is subjecting the U.S. to a stress test.
But multiple polls showed Mr Trump’s approval ratings dropped to just 36 percent over the weekend, close to the all time 35 per cent low he achieved in March.
It’s time to puncture the media myth about Trump’s unwavering base
By Michael T. Klare | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | – – That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it …
If he can’t bomb it or tweet against it, the US president’s cupboard of responses seems bare. We may be denied a spectacle, then, but saved a distraction
Trump wouldn’t rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. “Well, I’ll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future,” he said at a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart.
Judge Napolitano carefully and despondently said what most Fox News Trump supporters refused to say.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – On the eve of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, Trump …
Friend describes Winner, first person charged by Trump administration with violating Espionage Act, as ‘obsessed’ with fight against Isis
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is coordinating a pledge to meet US emissions targets under the Paris accord, despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull out.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) Trump delivered himself of one of the most brain-dead speeches ever given by an American president, more imbecilic even than Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” or Nixon’s “I am not a crook.” He withdrew from the Paris climate accords, saying that he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris. Trump alleged that he was somehow protecting the United States from dastardly furriners in cancelling the Paris commitment.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump bombed at the G7 summit in Italy. Despite an “intense” …
In his first European visit as U.S. President, Trump’s rudeness towards his global counterparts has confirmed his international reputation as a buffoon.