Category: Trump

Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee To Block Archived Presidential Documents | HuffPost Latest News

The former president tried citing executive privilege in his attempt to keep information out of the hands of those investigating the insurrection.

Source: Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee To Block Archived Presidential Documents | HuffPost Latest News

Trump’s Suicidal Gut Instinct at Work: “Fix Those ‘Rigged’ Elections or We Won’t Vote.” | The Smirking Chimp

Beware billionaire control freaks Though not all that exceptional for egocentric billionaires, every one a self-declared know-it-all, Trump cannot abide that the populace, especially disreputable, undeserving minorities, can determine where he lives, what he does, and whom he abuses. Like other Robber Barons, Trump has the snobbish mania to make himself an entitled aristocrat, a master of the universe whose only complaint is why it took so long to award him the emperor’s throne. Like irrational anti-vaxxers, he can’t stand being told what to do – stopped only when richer, higher powers he can’t intimidate dismiss his arrogance, “We won’t remain winners if we back your serial bad investments, appalling staff choices, and vulgar, infinite presumptions.”

Source: Trump’s Suicidal Gut Instinct at Work: “Fix Those ‘Rigged’ Elections or We Won’t Vote.” | The Smirking Chimp

This Trump claim of ‘voter fraud’ in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

This Trump claim of 'voter fraud' in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report

But a new report released by the Senate Judiciary Committee detailing the former president’s efforts to overturn the election demolishes this claim.

Source: This Trump claim of ‘voter fraud’ in Pennsylvania blew up in his face in spectacular fashion: Senate report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump hid losses of $70m at DC hotel during his presidency, records reveal | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump Hotel in Washington DC.

Trump the businessman and President drowned more people than the Titanic

According to the House committee: “On his federally mandated financial disclosures, President Trump reported that the Trump Hotel earned him over $150m in revenue during his time in office. “However, the records obtained by the committee show that the Trump Hotel actually incurred net losses of over $70m, leading the former president’s holding company to inject at least $24m to aid the struggling hotel. “By filing these misleading public disclosures, President Trump grossly exaggerated the financial health of the Trump Hotel. He also appears to have concealed potential conflicts of interest stemming not just from his ownership of this failing business but also from his roles as the hotel’s lender and the guarantor of its third-party loans.”

Source: Trump hid losses of $70m at DC hotel during his presidency, records reveal | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Trump hasn’t been a good businessman for years. We just got more proof.

While many of his peers have seen their wealth skyrocket during the pandemic, Donald Trump’s has stayed stagnant.

It’s been said he was shyte for years yet he was the media’s darling and they certainly wanted him to stay that way. It’s always been said that if you owed the banks a little you have a problem but if you owed a lot the banks had a problem. Alan Bond certainly proved that and he and Trump were in that regard doppelgangers. Meanwhile, his investors, lenders, contractors, and employees lay eviscerated  in his wake. Ask the good people of Atlantic City what the brand Trump did to them and ask if they have ever recovered generations later. Trump wasn’t a businessman but more a NOSFERATU who has no regard for Trumpsters.

If you want to see how Donald Trump has talked a much better financial game than he played, all you need to do is examine the numbers behind his fall from the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest Americans.

Source: Trump hasn’t been a good businessman for years. We just got more proof.

Top Trump aides set to defy subpoenas in Capitol attack investigation | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, with Donald Trump and Mike Pence in Traverse City, Michigan in November last year.

Trump’s school results his taxes and so much other information about him is withheld a common practice for DJ Trump? He often threatens to sue those that want to reveal any information.

All four Trump aides targeted by the select committee – Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel – are expected to resist the orders because Trump is preparing to direct them to do so, the source said.

Source: Top Trump aides set to defy subpoenas in Capitol attack investigation | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Donald Trump drops off Forbes 400 rich list for first time in 25 years

Forbes estimates that Trump’s net worth fell by about $US600 million  during the pandemic, leaving him with $US2.5 billion.

Donald J. Trump, a businessman, entertainer and then president whose personal brand has always been closely intertwined with his wealth, is no longer considered one of America’s richest people. At least not according to Forbes. The former president was left off the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people for the first time in a quarter-century, the magazine reported on Tuesday (US time).

Source: Donald Trump drops off Forbes 400 rich list for first time in 25 years

Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump's demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly 'unlawful' as 'more facts comes to light': former prosecutor

“If you just look at his [Trump’s] conduct on his face, calling state officials, asking them to find additional votes that he needs, you know, that’s the sort of conduct that clearly rings the bell for criminal interference with an election,” Vance explained. “It’s complicated, because there are difficulties involving the First Amendment, involving official power, and frankly, it is a big burden to put on a district attorney in one county in Georgia to ask her to shoulder that burden when others haven’t. But Alex, I still have taped to the wall in my office the exact number of votes he asked for: 11,780. It’s been in front of me all these months, because if you simply think about what he did, asked them to find him one more vote than he needed to win Georgia, a crucial state, there is no way that we can ignore that conduct. Perhaps it’s lawful, but awful. But increasingly, as more facts come to light, it looks like it’s simply unlawful.”

Source: Trump’s demand to find more Georgia votes looking increasingly ‘unlawful’ as ‘more facts comes to light’: former prosecutor – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Donald Trump is on a fringe right-wing media tour pushing election fraud conspiracy theories | Media Matters for America

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Over the past few weeks, former President Donald Trump has appeared on a number of fringe right-wing media outlets to push election conspiracy theories and other misinformation, using news events to advance his election lies while attacking President Joe Biden and laying the groundwork for another presidential campaign.

Source: Donald Trump is on a fringe right-wing media tour pushing election fraud conspiracy theories | Media Matters for America

Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Vance began with the questionable timing of Trump’s lawsuit. Citing his legal history, she said noted that many of Trump’s lawsuits have had ulterior motives. “Trump usually files lawsuits as an aggressive mechanism,” Vance noted. “This is his history so he might file a lawsuit to distract from other things that are going on around him.” Since Trump would likely be subjected to the process of discovery, which would require some element of exposure that he typically steers clear of, Vance believes the case could simply be a “stunt, perhaps a fundraising strategy than it is a legitimate effort.” Vance went on to explain why the case appears to be “a bad legal strategy” for the former president. Citing the new Slapp statute in the state of New York, which protects First Amendment rights, Vance noted that Mary Trump could be allowed to have the dismissal of the charges fast-tracked. That could also lead to Trump being left to foot the bill for court and attorney fees.

Source: Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

WSJ Editorial Board Bashes Trump’s Election Lies | Crooks and Liars

WSJ Editorial Board Bashes Trump's Election Lies

Fox called it on election night. Now WSJ is calling Trump “The Big Lie”. The Audit proved they were right and the audit Trump asked for proved it.

You know, as a Republican, it’s bad when the conservative Wall Street Journal throws you under the bus for being a serial liar. Their editorial board published this article on Saturday: Trump Loses Arizona—Again. WSJ’s lead said, “He still cries ‘fraud’ even after the audit he demanded found none.” Former President Trump claims Arizona’s ballot audit found “massive fraud,” yet the new recount says he actually lost the state by 360 more votes than originally reported. He is now demanding an audit of the 2020 election in . . . Texas, which he won by nearly six points. When are Republicans going to quit playing this game?

Source: WSJ Editorial Board Bashes Trump’s Election Lies | Crooks and Liars

Arizona Republican ‘audit’ finds even bigger lead for Biden in 2020 election | Arizona | The Guardian

A protester caries a Trump 2020 flag in Phoenix, Arizona on 14 December 2020.

Hand count of the 2.1m ballots cast in Maricopa county found that Biden actually won 360 more votes over Trump than was reported

Source: Arizona Republican ‘audit’ finds even bigger lead for Biden in 2020 election | Arizona | The Guardian

Phony Arizona Election “Audit” Reveals Nothing About 2020 Electoral Votes – Mother Jones

Arizona protestors

The so-called audit of Arizona’s 2020 presidential election results led by state Republican lawmakers was never a credible audit, and in spirit it was something for more malicious. But now it’s officially over, and you’ll never guess who the real winner of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona was. You’ll want to sit down for this. Are you sitting down? You sure? The winner was Joe Biden.

Source: Phony Arizona Election “Audit” Reveals Nothing About 2020 Electoral Votes – Mother Jones

Washington rally in support of 6 January rioters falls short of expectations | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

‘Kentucky Phil’, a US Coast Guard veteran, protests during the rally in Washington DC.

THE TRUMP RALLY FLOPPED AND WAS A NO SHOW

As a protest, it was a flop. Turnout was at best half of the 700 predicted by organisers, which in itself fell well short of the many thousands who stormed Congress in January. The event organiser, Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign operative, blamed the poor attendance on government intimidation and press scaremongering.

Source: Washington rally in support of 6 January rioters falls short of expectations | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Trump Threatened To Withhold Friendship From Pence Over Election Certification: Book | HuffPost

A new book shines fresh light on the final days of the Trump administration when a top general feared the president had gone into “serious mental decline.”

Source: Trump Threatened To Withhold Friendship From Pence Over Election Certification: Book | HuffPost

Trump on defensive after Bush calls out domestic terrorism

Former US President Donald Trump speaks after the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on September 11, 2021.

As Trump openly considers another run for the White House, many of the Republican lawmakers who joined his effort to challenge Biden’s victory are staying away from the Saturday rally, even though many still echo his false claims that the election was rigged — despite numerous court cases by Trump’s allies that have failed to confirm those allegations.

Days after former US president George W. Bush called domestic and foreign terrorists “children of the same foul spirit”, former president Donald Trump has lashed out, saying Bush should not be lecturing Americans about national security.

Source: Trump on defensive after Bush calls out domestic terrorism

Video of Trump Saying He Now Had Tallest Manhattan Building on 9/11 Goes Viral on Anniversary

Donald Trump September 11 anniversary Trump tower

The Stature of the man revealed

In a video released Saturday, Trump commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and praised the first responders—before quickly pivoting to attacking President Joe Biden’s handling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Source: Video of Trump Saying He Now Had Tallest Manhattan Building on 9/11 Goes Viral on Anniversary

Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power | The Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump dispensed with even the pretense of paying tribute to workers on Labor Day. Instead his three word Labor Day Statement, blasted out to his supporters everywhere via the right-wing media machine, was blunt about his political priorities: “Fix 2020 First.”

Source: Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power | The Smirking Chimp

Trump’s Border Wall Torn Apart by Monsoon, Who’s Laughing Now?

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As if we needed another reason to stop what we were doing and laugh full-stop at Donald Trump, here it is. A huge section of his very great border wall was torn to shreds after heavy rains fell in southern Arizona. Yep. All it took was one little monsoon in Douglas, Arizona to tear the wall of its hinges, leaving a gaping hole in Trump’s beautiful legacy. (Much like heavy winds tore a lovely section of the wall down last year that left President Beaker with IBS.)

Source: Trump’s Border Wall Torn Apart by Monsoon, Who’s Laughing Now?

Top 6 Ways Trump forced Abrupt US Departure from Afghanistan; and that Time Trump said Taliban would take over War on Terror

Trump was the first to push the domino

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been deeply involved in the negotiations with the Taliban. In early January, 2021, VOA reported, “No U.S. servicemen have been killed in Afghanistan in almost a year, and Afghans are finally discussing peace and reconciliation among themselves. Such incredible progress,” Pompeo said in a series of tweets that came one day after several social media posts boasting of American “swagger” during his diplomatic tenure.”

Source: Top 6 Ways Trump forced Abrupt US Departure from Afghanistan; and that Time Trump said Taliban would take over War on Terror

Feds “deliberately targeted” BLM protesters on orders from Trump, Barr: report | Salon.com

Donald Trump and Bill Barr (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Should this be a surprise?

The Justice Department “deliberately targeted” supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement with harsh prosecutions at the “express direction” of former President Donald Trump and former Attorney General Bill Barr, according to a new report from the advocacy group Movement for Black Lives.

Source: Feds “deliberately targeted” BLM protesters on orders from Trump, Barr: report | Salon.com

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for U.S. in wake of Afghanistan Debacle

The factor that was most responsible for the fall of Afghanistan was President Trump’s decision to announce the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, even without consulting Afghan leaders or Western allies. His decision to hold talks with the representatives of the Taliban in Doha behind the back of the Afghan government emboldened the Taliban and undermined the morale of Afghan leaders and armed forces. It seems in this case, America first became America only. In his various interviews with the media, Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, said that negotiating with the Taliban behind the back of the Afghan government was as if US officials had negotiated with IRA terrorists at the height of the Troubles behind the back of US officials about the fate of Ireland. He complained: “we abandoned the Afghan people”.

Source: Top Nine Policy Recommendations for U.S. in wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Trump Slams Biden for Doing What Trump Bragged About – Mother Jones

As uncertainty consumes Afghanistan, Donald Trump is blaming Joe Biden for doing what Trump said he did. “He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him,” the former president wrote in a statement Saturday. Then, barely 25 hours later, another statement from Trump: “Never would have happened if I were President!” While we’ll never know exactly what a Trump administration-led withdrawal from Afghanistan will look like, we can make some educated guesses based on his words from barely a month ago. “I started the process, all the troops are coming home,” he told supporters at a rally in Wellington, Ohio in late June. “What are we going to say? We’ll stay for another 21 years, then we’ll stay for another 50. The whole thing is ridiculous.” And few months before that, in April of this year, Trump was clear about where he stood: “We can and should get out earlier…Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st.” Trump’s former National Security Advisor even agrees, saying the former president “would’ve done essentially the same thing” as Biden. So let me get this straight, the only president t

Source: Trump Slams Biden for Doing What Trump Bragged About – Mother Jones

Liz Cheney: Donald Trump’s meeting with the Taliban “set all this in motion” | Salon.com

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“The fact that Mike Pompeo was the first Secretary of State to meet with the Taliban, the fact that they were considering inviting the Taliban to Camp David on 9/11 — that set this all in motion,” Liz Cheney said of former President Donald Trump and his administration. She continued to say that she, as well as other ranking members of the party, were told by the former president and Pompeo that “we were going to renounce the Taliban, we were going to renounce Al-Qaeda…none of that happened.” As the well-known war hawk warned in early 2020, as the Trump administration left the Afghan government out of negotiations with the Taliban, “Any deal that the United States would contemplate entering into with the Taliban should be made public in its entirety.”

Source: Liz Cheney: Donald Trump’s meeting with the Taliban “set all this in motion” | Salon.com

A Scottish Judge Just Resurrected an Effort to Investigate Donald Trump for Money Laundering – Mother Jones

A Scottish court on Wednesday gave activists the green light to continue their effort to use an anti–money laundering statute to investigate the financing of Donald Trump’s golf courses in the country.

Source: A Scottish Judge Just Resurrected an Effort to Investigate Donald Trump for Money Laundering – Mother Jones

Trump praised Hitler’s “economic miracle” — and that’s even worse than it sounds | Salon.com

Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

In April 1933, for instance, less than three months after Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazis passed the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service, which excluded Jews from civil service jobs. That same month, the Nazis passed legislation to reduce Jewish enrollments in schools and universities and restrict Jews’ options for practicing law and medicine. Within a few months, the Nazis put strict legal limits on Jewish professionals’ ability to work with state or state-regulated entities. The list of suffocating professional restrictions only grew over the next few years, extending to the media, the military, education, business ownership and beyond. Advertisement: Of course, removing one person from a job to replace them with another doesn’t reduce the number of people out of work. So to accomplish their goal of reducing the unemployment rate, the Nazis redefined who counted as “German” and who qualified as “unemployed.” Under the new laws, a non-Jewish German man without a job could be officially counted as “unemployed” (women were also legislated out of the job market). After 1933, he could increasingly count on the Nazis to help find him a job — often ba

Source: Trump praised Hitler’s “economic miracle” — and that’s even worse than it sounds | Salon.com

Revealed: Secret Donors to Hub of Election Fraud Conspiracies

First-time voter Baylee Fidler, 19, waits in the doorway for a voting booth as Tom Davis, background, completes his ballot at the Boot City Opry near Terre Haute, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Like the larger group, the Bradley Impact Fund has given money to groups that promote election fraud conspiracies and sought to overturn President Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat. Bradley Impact’s donors, which were ostensibly cloaked in anonymity by the nonprofit’s structure, are being revealed here for the first time.

Source: Revealed: Secret Donors to Hub of Election Fraud Conspiracies

DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought | Salon.com

Donald Trump and Jeffrey Clark (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

“Stand by and stand back” sounds more like “be prepared” for ready made plan rather than and order to disband.

“These notes reveal that a sitting president, defeated in a free and fair election, personally and repeatedly pressured Justice Department leaders to help him foment a coup in a last-ditch attempt to cling to power. And that should shock the conscience of every American, regardless of political persuasion.” But it gets worse.

Source: DOJ notes revealed: Trump’s coup was longer in the making than we thought | Salon.com

A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich | The Guardian

‘Make no mistake: this was an attempted coup.’

A newly released memo shows that Trump told the acting attorney general: ‘Just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen’

Source: A Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Trump’s Shadow Cabinet is Part of his Ongoing Coup | The Smirking Chimp

Making sure the coup never ends but keeps rolling on is probably Trump’s best chance to avoid going to jail for crimes ranging from rape to bank fraud, sedition and treason. Running for office gives him both some political and legal immunities and access to more cash, so he’s going to persist and amp up the volume of his efforts. But Trump’s neofascist coup is no longer limited to himself and his fellow DC insiders. State after state is being taken over from the ground up by Trump supporters who want to end multiracial democracy in America and turns us back into a white-supremacist ethnostate. From Oregon to Florida and all across states in between, local school boards are being seized by anti-American supporters of the former reality TV star. The world watches with horror and our actual president, Joe Biden, finds himself, along with Democrats in Congress, frustrated at every turn by Trump’s loyalists and a few Democratic senators who are taking money from the same billionaires who fund the GOP and empower Trump. Meanwhile, the coup rolls on.

Source: Trump’s Shadow Cabinet is Part of his Ongoing Coup | The Smirking Chimp

Rudy Giuliani Is Reportedly Close to Broke—and Donald Trump Isn’t Taking His Calls – Mother Jones

That’s what happens when you go to bat for a notoriously cheap, friendless, crappy businessman.

Source: Rudy Giuliani Is Reportedly Close to Broke—and Donald Trump Isn’t Taking His Calls – Mother Jones

In one-two punch to Donald Trump, Justice Deptartment approves release of taxes, memo

Donald Trump has long fought to keep his tax records from congressional investigators.

Washington: Former US president Donald Trump suffered twin setbacks on Friday, local time, when the Justice Department cleared the way to release his tax records and disclosed a memo showing he urged top officials last year to falsely claim his election defeat was “corrupt”. The department, reversing course from the stance it took when Trump was in office, paved the way for the Internal Revenue Service to hand over the Republican businessman-turned-politician’s tax records to congressional investigators – a move he has long fought.

Source: In one-two punch to Donald Trump, Justice Deptartment approves release of taxes, memo

GOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing | TheHill

Liz Cheney speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday

Trump’s critics in both parties are ignoring the distractions, saying the Jan. 6 attack was a threat to the nation’s underlying democratic traditions — and one that deserves a thorough examination. “It’s going to be … a really important opportunity to remind everybody about the necessity of accountability for what happened, [and] for making sure that it never happens again,” Cheney said.

Source: GOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing | TheHill

Trump’s Arizona Theme: Hate America, Love Me | Crooks and Liars

Taking their Money Event

Traitor Trump continued his madness by performing his carnival treason act in Arizona Saturday night. The man who caused an insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th is still doing his grievance shtick with Charlie Kirk’s disgusting Turning Point USA (aka brownshirt) event.

Source: Trump’s Arizona Theme: Hate America, Love Me | Crooks and Liars

Trump’s Claims Of Voter Fraud Undercut By Few Arizona Cases | HuffPost

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 2

Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, undercutting former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county.

Source: Trump’s Claims Of Voter Fraud Undercut By Few Arizona Cases | HuffPost

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Hamburg in 2017

The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states. It is unclear what the appendix contains. “It is acutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate his [Trump’s] election to the post of US president,” the paper says.

Source: Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian

Trump’s ‘Stop The Steal’ Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble | Crooks and Liars

Trump's 'Stop The Steal' Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble

What you CAN’T do, if you are an attorney in court, is LIE to the judge. And if you bring a case to court, everything you, as an attorney, bring as evidence to the court? You’d better be sure it checks out. If you are sloppy, lazy, or lying, you can be fined, disbarred, and even jailed. Because you as an attorney are already considered “under oath” as an officer of the court. Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are sloppy, lazy, liars.

Source: Trump’s ‘Stop The Steal’ Lying Lawyers Are In BIG Trouble | Crooks and Liars

There’s A New Big Lie In Town | Crooks and Liars

There's A New Big Lie In Town

Embarking on a vast propaganda campaign designed to erase one of the deadliest bouts of domestic, political terrorism in this country, Trump media and their GOP acolytes are moving quickly to peddle the next Big Lie, claiming that the January 6 insurrection never happened.At this point, there’s nothing too big for the right-wing noise machine to try to whitewash and gaslight — like the fact that a pro-Trump horde was responsible for breaking into the U.S. Capitol, attempted to disrupt the congressional vote certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and then chanted death threats against then-Vice President Mike Pence.Yet leading the charge on Sunday, Trump during a Fox interview called the insurrection “a lovefest between the Capitol police and the people that walked down to the Capitol” that day. He insisted the protesters were “peaceful.”

Source: There’s A New Big Lie In Town | Crooks and Liars

Trump embraces Capitol rioters, rewrites Jan. 6 history during Fox appearance | Salon.com

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump spoke shortly after 2am with the presidential race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden still too close to call. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Donald Trump used a Sunday morning appearance on Fox News to rewrite the history of Jan. 6 and speculate wildly on the identity of the officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, with almost no pushback from host Maria Bartiromo.

Source: Trump embraces Capitol rioters, rewrites Jan. 6 history during Fox appearance | Salon.com

In rare protests, thousands of Cubans take to the streets, demand ‘Freedom’

A woman shouts pro-government slogans as anti-government protesters march in Havana.

Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of US sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

Source: In rare protests, thousands of Cubans take to the streets, demand ‘Freedom’

Trump Sues Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Is It All About the Grift? – Mother Jones

In objective terms, Trump’s lawsuits look weak. But this is not about him winning in a federal court. By challenging Facebook, Google, and Twitter this way, he achieves two key goals: he keeps the conspiratorial demagoguery flowing and he keeps the cash pouring in. This case isn’t about justice. It’s about fear and money—the two things that make Trump’s world go around.

Source: Trump Sues Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Is It All About the Grift? – Mother Jones

Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy – CNNPolitics

Screenshot 2021-07-06 at 10-01-51 Analysis Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy

if you listen to him long enough — no easy chore — Donald Trump will tell you all his secrets. Witness this line from his July 3 speech in Sarasota, Florida: “If you say it enough and keep saying it, they’ll start to believe you.”

Source: Donald Trump just accidentally told the truth about his disinformation strategy – CNNPolitics

Yes, Trump should be “thrilled” by this week’s news — indictments and all | Salon.com

President Donald J. Trump smiles while addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on August 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The four-day event is themed "Honoring the Great American Story." (David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images)

he is reportedly happy about the indictments, “thrilled” they are what he thinks of as light charges, and already anticipating how the cases can be leveraged for his big comeback in 2024 because it will “hurt Sleepy Joe.” He plans to make this latest “witch hunt” a theme of his upcoming rallies and since his political career has been built upon relentless whining, which his followers eat up with a spoon, he may just be right.

Source: Yes, Trump should be “thrilled” by this week’s news — indictments and all | Salon.com

Michael Cohen says Trump’s time is up: “There’s no way anybody’s getting out of it” | Salon.com

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, departs his Manhattan apartment for prison on May 06, 2019 in New York City. Cohen is due to report to a federal prison in Otisville, New York, where he will begin serving a three-year sentence for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and other crimes. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Michael Cohen said Thursday that all roads lead to former President Donald Trump, at least as far as the indictments handed down against his family business are concerned. Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, reacted on CNN to Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg being placed in cuffs and charged with grand larceny, among an assortment of other crimes on Thursday, marking it as a signal the walls are closing in on the former commander-in-chief.

Source: Michael Cohen says Trump’s time is up: “There’s no way anybody’s getting out of it” | Salon.com

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Why loyalty to Trump is a loser’s gamble

Amanda Marcotte

From jail to death via COVID-19, Trump always leaves his followers to pay the price — yet they remain faithful

Historians rank Trump near bottom of U.S. presidents, Obama rises into top 10 | Salon.com

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Donald Trump (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump was ranked near the bottom of a new list by historians surveyed on who they believe the best U.S. presidents are, and received the lowest leadership grades of any commander-in-chief over the past 150 years. It was Trump’s first appearance on C-SPAN’s Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, with the one-term president ranked 41st out of America’s 45 former executives.

Source: Historians rank Trump near bottom of U.S. presidents, Obama rises into top 10 | Salon.com

‘Scores of people left early’: Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech ‘fell flat’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

'Scores of people left early': Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech 'fell flat'

Dozens of people walked out of a rally in Ohio over the weekend as former President Donald Trump was speaking.

Source: ‘Scores of people left early’: Trump supporters walked out of rally after his speech ‘fell flat’ – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism