Category: Trumpsters

New Report Explains Why Trump Is Facing ‘Not Just Defeat but Humiliation’ in November | The Smirking Chimp

Republicans that have spoken with Trump in recent days describe him as depressed and “down in the dumps.” “People around him think his heart’s not in it,” a Republican close to the White House said. Torn between the imperative to win suburban voters and his instincts to play to his base, Trump has complained to people that he’s in a political box with no obvious way out. According to the Republican, Trump called Tucker Carlson late last week and said, “what do I do? What do I do?”

Source: New Report Explains Why Trump Is Facing ‘Not Just Defeat but Humiliation’ in November | The Smirking Chimp

‘Such an Appalling Human Being’: Ex-trump Voters Reveal Why They Finally Soured on the President | The Smirking Chimp

An article published on Pew’s website this week explains: “Roughly seven in ten white evangelical Protestants, 72%, say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 16-22. That is a 6 percentage point drop from 78% recorded in April, in line with the 5-point drop during that period among U.S. adults overall. The share of white evangelicals who say they ‘very strongly’ approve of Trump’s performance is now at 59%, down 8 points from 67% in April.”

via ‘Such an Appalling Human Being’: Ex-trump Voters Reveal Why They Finally Soured on the President | The Smirking Chimp

Antifa, Boogaloo boys, white nationalists: Which extremists showed up to the US Black Lives Matter protests? – ABC News

A man carrying an assault rifle while wearing a bulletproof vest, sunglasses, facemask and a hat walks along a Seattle street.

via Antifa, Boogaloo boys, white nationalists: Which extremists showed up to the US Black Lives Matter protests? – ABC News

The United States of South Africa, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

This Alt-Right Trumpster ERIC STRIKER is in fear of becoming the New Black. In fact he suggests he already is the American victim of racism (ODT)

“The new normal of institutional racial tyranny in America is that any dispute between a white or a black, regardless of the circumstances, means the black will receive extra special treatment from the police while the white will be subject to draconian measures.”

The United States of South Africa, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

Who is Eric Striker

George Floyd Protests: Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump should apologise for tweet aimed at Buffalo protester – ABC News

Don really lives in the bunker of his own mind and shames America in the process.(ODT)

George Floyd Protests: Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump should apologise for tweet aimed at Buffalo protester – ABC News

How Tear Gas Became the White Supremacist’s Favorite Poison – Mother Jones

KKK left Blacks hanged in trees for the public to see. Now Trump posts tweets about how great it is to see his secret service boys and their dogs prepare for so much FUN with such eagerness.

via How Tear Gas Became the White Supremacist’s Favorite Poison – Mother Jones

Trumpism was Always the Tyrannical Tantrum of a Stubborn 5-Year-Old, but Now it will Kill People; Lots of People

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Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Trumpism is a form of fascism, of course, but at its core is a whiny rebellion against the achievements of human and civil rights since the 1960s. Do the new norms after the Civil Rights Movement stop people from saying in public that African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians and women are inferior? Then by God, Trump and Bob Mercer and Breitbart and Fox would go out of their way to put all those groups down.

via Trumpism was Always the Tyrannical Tantrum of a Stubborn 5-Year-Old, but Now it will Kill People; Lots of People

Coronavirus: What’s essential around the world? France has pastry, wine, while in US it’s golf, guns & ganja

Chilling out: Cannabis stories have been deemed essential in some US states.

These are the fans Trump claims he’s entertaining on his daily TV show for Trumpsters and others (ODT)

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what’s “essential” and what things we really can’t do without, even though we might not need them for survival.

In some US states, golf, guns and ganja have been ruled essential, raising eyebrows and – in the case of guns – a good deal of ire.

Coronavirus: What’s essential around the world? France has pastry, wine, while in US it’s golf, guns and ganja

Trump rages on Twitter after he’s busted saying New York must ‘treat us well’ to get pandemic help – Raw Story

He’s Your President America- Quid Pro Quo Threat

President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the news media for accurately reporting his remarks about New York officials being nice to him as a prerequisite for getting help with the coronavirus pandemic.

During a Fox News town hall on Tuesday, Trump attacked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who earlier in the day sharply criticized the federal government’s response to the pandemic.

“It’s a two-way street,” Trump said of helping out New York during the crisis. “They have to treat us well, too.”

via Trump rages on Twitter after he’s busted saying New York must ‘treat us well’ to get pandemic help – Raw Story

Trump Cancels Travel To Nevada And Colorado This Week Amid Coronavirus Spread | HuffPost Australia

The decision came shortly before Trump addressed the nation about the rapidly spiraling coronavirus, which has resulted in the infection of more than 1,200 people so far within the United States. The president said he was banning noncitizens from traveling to the U.S. from Europe for 30 days in an attempt to stave off more infections, but he failed to speak about the availability of testing across the country amid reports that not enough kits are available and that some hospitals are running out of supplies.

via Trump Cancels Travel To Nevada And Colorado This Week Amid Coronavirus Spread | HuffPost Australia

Hawkish Group Targets Medicine Sales to Iran Amid Coronavirus Crisis

In this Sunday, March 1, 2020 photo, a medic treats a patient infected with coronavirus, at a hospital in Tehran, Iran. A member of a council that advises Iran's supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness striking both citizens and leaders of the Islamic Republic. (Ali Shirband/Mizan News Agency via AP)

Trumpsters are Lower than a snake’s belly actively plotting the withholding of medicines from those they regard their scapegoats, enemies or simply unwanted by them (ODT)

via Hawkish Group Targets Medicine Sales to Iran Amid Coronavirus Crisis

William Taylor’s Big Impeachment Reveal – The Atlantic

 

“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which [Rudy] Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified, referring to the presidential lawyer and former New York City mayor, who had been conducting a back-channel effort in Ukraine on Trump’s behalf.

via William Taylor’s Big Impeachment Reveal – The Atlantic

As Ilhan Omar Said, Trump Is a Fascist

.As Ilhan Omar Said, Trump Is a Fascist

After Donald Trump accused Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of “trafficking in vicious anti-Semitic screeds” at a rally in North Carolina, the crowd erupted in the chant “Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!” Trump later claimed he did not agree with the chants and that he had tried to cut them short. A tape of the event, however, makes clear that this was a lie. Moreover, Trump refused to retract the racist tweets that set in motion this frenzied mass expression of racism by renewing his call for the four Congresswomen he attacked to leave the country if they do not embrace his worldview of patriotism and American exceptionalism. In fact, he mentioned to reporters that he was “enjoying” the latest controversy over his comments, which have drawn international condemnation.” This was a spectacle that had the markings not only of a current white nationalist rally but also echoes of the hate-filled spectacles that took place in Germany and Italy in the 1930s and 1940s.

via As Ilhan Omar Said, Trump Is a Fascist

Trump, Now the Lyncher-in-Chief | The Smirking Chimp

Thus did the president of the United States openly commit both an incitement to riot and promote the malicious exile or other elimination of — the “blowing away of” — four members of the U.S. Congress. That bears repeating. The president of the United States is now publicly advocating — at an unsubtle minimum, “suggesting” — the forced removal, through banishment or murder, of four American citizens; members of Congress, no lees.

Trump, Now the Lyncher-in-Chief | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar

Less than two hours after Donald Trump claimed that he was “not happy” with supporters who chanted “Send her back” during his scripted rant against Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday night, the president praised the same baying mob.

“These are people that love our country,” Trump said, echoing his defense of the white supremacists in Charlottesville who chanted “Jews will not replace us” as “very fine people.”

via Trump Praises Supporters Who Want to Deport Ilhan Omar

Sexual assault still plagues Australia’s defence forces and ‘boys will be boys’ doesn’t help – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian flag patch on soldier

Given the President has been let off the hook ultimately with this “boys will be boys” excuse. It has direct revelance to Don’s early cultural upbringing at the military academy he attended. All records of his stay there have been secreted under legal threat from the public why?. (ODT)

Military sexual violence is elevated, regular and predictable within the ADF. The situation in the US seems even more dire. What unites both cases is that neither country seems ready to challenge the “boys will be boys” justification and acknowledge the very real damage it can inflict.

Sexual assault still plagues Australia’s defence forces and ‘boys will be boys’ doesn’t help – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

When Trump said “there isn’t anything wrong with listening; if somebody called from a country, [Russia, China, Ukraine], [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it,” he was advertising more than his intention to collude in 2020. He was, effectively, confessing his impeachable malfeasances of 2016. It is beyond belief that Trump’s collusive sentiments are merely recent.

via This Week, Trump Confessed to (Past) Collusion | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Instructs Staff To Lie About Poll Numbers, Really! | Crooks and Liars

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Just Lie like I do says Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over President Trump 51 – 42 percent;
California Sen. Kamala Harris ahead of Trump 49 – 41 percent;
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tops Trump 49 – 42 percent;
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg edges Trump 47 – 42 percent;
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker by a nose over Trump 47 – 42 percent.

Trump Instructs Staff To Lie About Poll Numbers, Really! | Crooks and Liars

Kushner Talks of ‘Accountability’ for Crown Prince Just as Saudis Offer ‘Egregious Display of Brutality’ With Mass Beheadings

Top advisor Jared Kushner, his wife Ivanka Trump, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sulman at the White House in 2018

These are US allies… no Customers (ODT)

Washington’s Gulf Institute director Ali Al-Ahmed called the killings “the largest mass execution of Shiites in the kingdom’s history.”

Kushner Talks of ‘Accountability’ for Crown Prince Just as Saudis Offer ‘Egregious Display of Brutality’ With Mass Beheadings

Budget backflips bring broken promises tally to 85

Trump followed Abbott but he doesn’t have the ABC that got in the way of Abbott. Murdoch was there for both of them and made $$$ CRITICAL THINKING has made the difference it’s our RIGHT (ODT)

Budget backflips bring broken promises tally to 85

Mueller: Paul Manafort is hardened criminal who ‘repeatedly’ broke law | US news | The Guardian

ONCE CENTRAL TRUMPSTERS THE MAKERS OF A PRESIDENT

Paul Manafort has been in jail since June last year after being cause witness-tampering while out on bail.Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York on 12 December 2018.

 Mueller: Paul Manafort is hardened criminal who ‘repeatedly’ broke law | US news | The Guardian

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‘Prepare to die’: Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone arrested in Russia probe

Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.

The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” and an adviser to Trump in his unorthodox bid for the White House, is the first criminal case in months from special counsel Robert Mueller.

via ‘Prepare to die’: Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone arrested in Russia probe

Trumpers Will Believe Anything | Crooks and Liars

Trumpers Will Believe Anything

Trump never likes to oversell himself — except for that time he told the UN, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” Or the multiple times he gave his presidency an A-plus. Or the time he said he had better poll numbers than Abraham Lincoln. Or…

This is ridiculous. But they’ll buy it.

via Trumpers Will Believe Anything | Crooks and Liars

US voter suppression: why this Texas woman is facing five years’ prison | US news | The Guardian

Crystal Mason, who is facing five years in Texas prisons because she mistakenly cast a provisional ballot when she was not allowed to do so.

The land of the free where all citizens aren’t equal (ODT)

Fort Worth is suffering a crisis of democracy – just 6% of electors voted in the last midterms – so why is it aggressively pursuing those who mistakenly cast ballots?
Ed Pilkington

Crystal Mason, who is facing five years in Texas prisons because she mistakenly cast a provisional ballot when she was not allowed to do so.
Crystal Mason, who is facing five years in Texas prisons because she mistakenly cast a provisional ballot when she was not allowed to do so. Photograph: Ed Pilkington for the Guardian

When Crystal Mason appears in federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, this week she has been warned by her lawyers to be prepared for the worst. Pack a bag, they told her, talk to your children, be ready to go to prison.

As the clock ticks down to her court hearing on 30 August, she finds herself unable to take that advice. “No, I’m not prepared! I can’t go to prison. I’m not leaving my kids,” she said.

Mason, a 43-year-old mother of three, has been sentenced to five years in Texas state penitentiary – with extra time pending in federal lock-up. All because she committed the crime of voting.

On 8 November 2016, as the world waited with bated breath for the outcome of the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton election, she walked to her local Fort Worth polling station to perform her civic duty as a US citizen. To her surprise, her name wasn’t registered on the voting rolls, so she cast a provisional ballot pending further checks.
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In the small print of the form it read: “I understand that it is a felony of the 2nd degree to vote in an election for which I know I am not eligible.” She didn’t read those words, focused as she was on correctly entering her personal details.

via US voter suppression: why this Texas woman is facing five years’ prison | US news | The Guardian

This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson. | The Nation

Hunter S. Thompson

There’s no doubt about it: trouble lies ahead. That Hell’s Angels foresaw all this 50 years ago underscores the depth and seriousness of Thompson as a political thinker and of ours as a singularly dangerous time. Trumpism is about something far more serious than Trump, something that has been brewing and building for generations. Let us take Thompson’s cautions seriously, then, so that this time we Berkeley types are not naive about what we face. Otherwise, we’re all liable to get stomped.

via This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson. | The Nation

After What Trump did to Iran and Canada, why Should N Korea trust Talks with Him?

 

The Iran deal in particular was closely negotiated over the course of years. Iran gave up 90% of its nuclear enrichment program in return for an end to economic sanctions. While the other member states of the UN Security Council did lift UNSC sanctions, the Republican-controlled Congress not only did not lift unilateral US sanctions but actually slapped more on.

Or take Canada. As I wrote on Friday:

Trump also repeatedly insists that the US runs a large trade deficit with Canada, importing more goods from that country than it sells to its northern neighbor. Those in the US who make that argument are typically counting third party goods imported into the US through Canada, which Ottawa considers an unfair accounting. The fact is that the US-Canada trade is almost equal, and if you count both goods and services, it is the US that runs the surplus.

After What Trump did to Iran and Canada, why Should N Korea trust Talks with Him?

Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians strikes at the heart of the meddling matter | US news | The Guardian

After the indictment was released, Trump tweeted: ‘The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!’

What Robert Mueller delivered in Friday’s indictment were the first charges for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. He is getting to the heart of the matter.
Robert Mueller charges 13 Russians with interfering in US election to help Trump
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The special counsel also buried once and for all Donald Trump’s mealy-mouthed obfuscations over whether Russia was responsible for this confidence trick of breathtaking scope and scale. Former CIA director-general Michael Hayden has described it as the political equivalent of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

But what Mueller has not yet produced is compelling evidence that demonstrates the president or his campaign knowingly coordinated with Russians to cheat Hillary Clinton out of the election.

via Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians strikes at the heart of the meddling matter | US news | The Guardian

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort indicted in Russia probe

Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, and an associate were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts amid an ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

Source: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort indicted in Russia probe

Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

SANDERS BRIEFING

Asked about the recent revelation that the Trump campaign had been subpoenaed over a sexual assault allegation, the president said: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful.”

Source: Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

Scrutiny as $300 mn Puerto Rico bid goes to Trump-linked Firm w/ 2 Employees | Informed Comment

Critics raised suspicions on Tuesday over a $300 million no-bid contract that was awarded to a small, two-year-old private energy company to restore Puerto Rico’s electrical grid. The company is financed by a major donor to the Trump campaign and the Republican Party, and also has connections to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Whitefish Energy, based in Whitefish, Montana, had only two full-time employees when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico over a month ago, leaving about 75 percent of the island still without power.

Source: Scrutiny as $300 mn Puerto Rico bid goes to Trump-linked Firm w/ 2 Employees | Informed Comment

‘Too Little, Too Late’: Critics Denounce Trump-Linked Energy Firm’s Apology for Puerto Rico Threat | Common Dreams

Contrary to the tone of the company’s statement, the workers who Whitefish has brought to the island are not volunteers and are in fact being paid hundreds of dollars per hour—well over average rates—for their work.

The firm is financed by a major Trump donor, and its CEO employed the son of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who hails from the town where Whitefish is based.

Source: ‘Too Little, Too Late’: Critics Denounce Trump-Linked Energy Firm’s Apology for Puerto Rico Threat | Common Dreams

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