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.”
Source: WATCH: Trump Supporter Chanting Racist Slogans Loses Debate with 12-Year-Old | Alternet
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.”
Source: Trump’s family hits back at Johnny Depp’s assassination joke
Special Counsel’s hires suggest a legal strategy that was key to prosecutions of the Enron fraud and the mob families in New York
Source: Trump-Russia probe: Robert Mueller’s dream team has conspiracy experience
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.
Source: Trump suggests he bluffed about tapes to keep Comey honest — RT America
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.
Source: Trump’s stress test for the US: The ‘opportunity cost’ of a presidency
Mr Trump began the speculation himself after tweeting Comey should “hope that there are no ‘tapes’.”
Source: Donald Trump now says he made no tapes of James Comey conversations
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.
Source: Trump’s birthday celebrations marred by historically low approval rating | The Independent
It’s time to puncture the media myth about Trump’s unwavering base
Source: 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 …
Source: Trump’s new Clash of Civilizations: Carbonites v. Greens
Former FBI director makes clear what he thinks of Trump’s personal character. Will Republicans even notice?
Source: Is Trump a criminal? Maybe — but Comey’s testimony leaves no doubt about the president’s character – Salon.com
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
Source: So Trump’s too scared to come to the UK. Who says protest doesn’t work? | Hugh Muir | Opinion | The Guardian
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.
Source: Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence, dismisses ex-FBI boss James Comey as a ‘leaker’
Judge Napolitano carefully and despondently said what most Fox News Trump supporters refused to say.
Source: Judge Napolitano: Comey Laid Out Case For Obstruction Of Justice | Crooks and Liars
Top legal scholar: Trump Twitter attack on Comey could be “witness intimidation”
Source: Top legal scholar: Trump Twitter attack on Comey could be “witness intimidation”
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – On the eve of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, Trump …
Source: Top 10 Ways Americans judge Trump in the Comey Covfefe | Informed Comment
Friend describes Winner, first person charged by Trump administration with violating Espionage Act, as ‘obsessed’ with fight against Isis
Source: Reality Winner: NSA contractor and environmentalist repulsed by Trump | US news | The Guardian
“There’s leaking every day,” said Hollander. “Winner’s one that they’ve charged because they don’t like what she leaked.”
Source: NSA contractor faces 10-year sentence in first Espionage Act charge under Trump | US news | The Guardian
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.
Source: Bucking Trump, US cities, states and companies commit to Paris Accord
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.
Source: Top 5 Climate Catastrophes to which Trump just Doomed his own Supporters | Informed Comment
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The last time capitalism faced a crisis this deep, it was …
Source: Did Trump’s Climate Disavowal just kill Capitalism?
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump bombed at the G7 summit in Italy. Despite an “intense” …
Source: Allies Furious as Trump w/draws from G7 Climate Commitment, May leave Paris Accord | Informed Comment
Mr Trump’s latest tweet showed the deterioration of links with a key NATO ally.
Source: Donald Trump blasts Germany again as Angela Merkel talks up relations with India
In his first European visit as U.S. President, Trump’s rudeness towards his global counterparts has confirmed his international reputation as a buffoon.
Source: Trump’s evenhanded European tour: Equally offensive to all
President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at the media for publishing leaks about chaos in the White House and revealing that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had become a focus of the FBI investigation.
Source: Trump Goes On Sunday Morning Twitter Rampage: ‘Leaks Out Of The White House Are Fabricated Lies’ | Crooks and Liars
“It was a great day,” Trump said. He cited “tremendous investments in the United States … and jobs, jobs, jobs.”
Source: Donald Trump signs ‘tremendous’ deals with Saudi Arabia on his first day overseas
Trump told Russians that firing FBI director, James Comey, had relieved “great pressure”: document.
Source: Donald Trump told Russians firing ‘nut job’ James Comey eased pressure from investigation
President addresses coast guard graduates amid series of scandals, and complains: ‘Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media’
Source: Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated more unfairly’ | US news | The Guardian
By bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, right) and others, the president may have endangered a spy who courageously penetrated Islamic State.
Source: Trump Doesn’t Understand the Concept of ‘Classified’ – Juan Cole – Truthdig
The disclosure that President Trump divulged classified intelligence to two high-ranking Russian officials was a new blow to an already dispirited and besieged White House.
Source: Trump-Russia: Tempers flare at a White House under siege
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former US officials.
Source: Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister
Taken as a whole, the Trump resume is most certainly not too impressive so far, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark.
Source: Days of illusion: Donald Trump’s first 100
Trump is unhappy with the message coming out of the White House, but that might have to do with the message itself
Source: President Trump eyeing Fox News producers and hosts to take over his communications team – Salon.com
Trump is like an overgrown, evil Dennis the Menace — who embodies our infantile consumer culture at its worst VIDEO
Source: A malicious child acts out: Donald Trump, Jim Comey and the toxic triumph of “kidult” culture – Salon.com
US President Donald Trump has tweeted that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations “before he starts leaking to the press.”
Source: ‘Comey better hope there are no tapes of our conversations’ before leaking to press – Trump — RT America
Michael Kinsley is right about the Donald: He is the leader of America and we revere and respect him
Source: Nice things about Trump – Salon.com
President Donald Trump met with Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador just a day after firing James Comey.
Source: Russian Foreign Minister And Trump Agree: No Need To Probe Election Meddling
Some call the timing ‘troubling’, but most Republicans remain firmly against appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Russian role in the election
Source: Few Republicans defend Comey firing outright, as Democrats cry Watergate | US news | The Guardian
Got a minute? White House trashes former FBI director… ‘He was not doing a good job…’ Russia questions dismissed… press secretary hides in bushes… and everything in politics. By Tom McCarthy
Source: Trump comes out firing after firing Comey | The minute | US news | The Guardian
Days before Trump sacked him, the FBI director asked for more resources for the Russia investigation, officials say.
Source: James Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe before Trump fired him
CNN discusses the very cozy relationship between Donald Trump and State Run TV (Fox News).
Source: Will Donald Trump Put Fox News / Roger Ailes On Trial? Ha! | Crooks and Liars
Additional money would also to be used to rent space in Trump Tower for agency personnel.
Source: US Congress allocates $US120 million for Trump Family security
President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office.
Source: Donald Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
MSNBC outlined the major problems in President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cut plan, which drastically reduces the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent while lowering personal tax rates for high-income individuals at expense of almost all tax deductions that benefit the middle class.On the April 27 edition of MSNBC’s MSNBC Live,
Source: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Outlines The “Built-In Unfairness” Of Trump’s Tax Plan
President Trump wants Republicans in Congress to cut deals — but they don’t seem particularly interested
Source: Trump’s mad 100-day dash: White House rushes to pass any legislation before “ridiculous” deadline – Salon.com