Idiocracy

NY Times: Trump Has Summoned America’s Demons

From the editorial board of the New York Times: It seems beyond unlikely that Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, or Paul Ryan, the weak-kneed speaker of the House, would entertain any thought of strong action, like censure. But it’s fair to ask: Purely as a matter of political self-preservation, wouldn’t a concerted effort to drag Mr. Trump away from ...

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REPORT: White House Insiders Say They Stay To Save Country, “You Have No Idea The Crazy Stuff We Kill”

Axios reports: We talked to a half dozen senior administration officials, who range from dismayed but certain to stay, to disgusted and likely soon to leave. They all work closely with Trump and his senior team so, of course, wouldn’t talk on the record. Instead, they agreed to let us distill their thinking/rationale. “You have no idea how much crazy ...

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US House Resolution Demands That Trump Undergo Psychiatric Examination For “Early Stage Dementia”

The Hill reports: A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office. Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump’s Cabinet members to “quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals” to “assist in their ...

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Trump Distances Himself From Steve Bannon While Thanking Him For Helping Beat “Crooked Hillary”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank Stephen K. Bannon, his ousted White House chief strategist, and took a shot at his vanquished Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, while he was at it. Trump’s tweet made no mention of Bannon’s contributions at the White House. It also referenced Bannon’s arrival after the GOP primary ...

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Ann Coulter Has The Bannon Sadz: Trump Doesn’t Care About Us And Goldman Sachs Is Running The Country

The Daily Beast reports: So much for “In Trump We Trust.” “I’m ticked off at the Emperor God,” said right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter, who last year authored a book with that worshipful title (subtitle: “E Pluribus Awesome”), as she processed Friday’s firing of chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Increasingly disgusted and disheartened by the president’s inability, or unwillingness, ...

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PAYBACK LAUNCHED: Steve Bannon Declares “The Trump Presidency We Fought For, And Won, Is Over”

The Weekly Standard reports: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and ...

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Former Breitbart Editor Ben Shapiro: “Deeply Vengeful” Steve Bannon Will Get Revenge On Trump [VIDEO]

MSNBC reports: Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer and former editor-at-large at Breitbart, appeared on MSNBC to give some insights into the firing of Steve Bannon and reports the White House chief strategist is set to return to the rightwing website he once chaired. Shapiro argued that Bannon’s return to Breitbart shows that battle lines are being drawn between establishment officials ...

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CNN Scrolls The Knife After Bannon’s Ouster [VIDEO]

Donald Trump’s chief “fake news” target took some understandable satisfaction in the shitcanning of Steve Bannon this afternoon with a lengthy scrolling of the many White House disasters of just the last few weeks, name-checking The Mooch, Reince Priebus, the Boy Scouts, Mexico’s president, the Nazi rally, and so much more. Watch as host Brooke Baldwin is “forced” to pause ...

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More Major Charities Yank Mar-A-Lago Galas: American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, And Salvation Army

The Washington Post reports: The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The Red Cross said it would cancel its ...

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REPORT: Steve Bannon Is Very Likely Getting The Ax

We’ve heard this before, but here’s what Axios is saying: A decision is imminent from White House chief of staff John Kelly on whether Steve Bannon will keep his job, according to administration officials with knowledge of the situation. Bannon, who has run afoul of Trump in the past, is now suspected by the president of leaking about his West ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump’s “Isolated” Presidency Is At Risk

The Hill reports: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Trump needs to make “serious changes” if he wants to have a stable presidency. The Trump ally said in a Fox News interview with Bill Hemmer Friday that Trump has taken a “good first step” in bringing in John Kelly as chief of staff, but that other changes are necessary. “You ...

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CNN Unveils Massive Book Of Trump Tweets [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: There is no question that the @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account has been an integral part to both Donald Trump‘s rise to the White House and the way he’s communicated as president. As such, CNN is airing a one-hour special tonight entitled “Twitter & Trump” and host Bill Weir promoted during an appearance this morning with Jon Berman. Oh, and ...

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Trump: Stop Terrorism By “Whatever Means Necessary”

Business Insider reports: Tweeting the morning after 13 people were killed in Barcelona after a van plowed through crowds in a busy pedestrian area, President Donald Trump called on American courts to “give us our protective rights back” to stop “Radical Islamic Terrorism.” The president has been heavily criticized by human rights and civil liberties advocates for his stances on ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff Tamps Down Impeachment Talk

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Democrats feverishly looking to send President Trump to an early retirement should step back and take a deep breath, a leading California Democrat said Thursday. With the GOP controlling both houses of Congress, nothing is going to happen until Republican members are presented with examples “of very specific conduct that says their vote (to impeach ...

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American Cancer Society Yanks Mar-A-Lago Gala

Earlier today the famed Cleveland Clinic canceled its annual big-ticket fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago over Trump’s campaign to repeal Obamacare and his cuts to federal medical research programs. In the second such blow today, the American Cancer Society just canceled their annual gala at Mar-A-Lago in a statement citing their commitment to diversity – which, perhaps obviously, is a thinly-veiled shot ...

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Ivanka’s Rabbi Blasts Trump Because Nazis

The Associated Press reports: Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, and other rabbis from the prominent modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan, said in a Facebook message late Wednesday ...

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Trump Wails As Usual: Everybody Is Lying About Me

Politico reports: President Donald Trump slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham Thursday, calling the South Carolina senator’s criticism of his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, “a disgusting lie.” His unwillingness to outright blame the hate groups that marched Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville prompted an almost unanimous rebuke not just from Democrats, but from Republicans ...

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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming Black Lives Matter Has Been “Totally Infiltrated By Terrorists”

Oh, for fuck’s sake. The New York Times reports: President Trump’s personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter “has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.” The email forwarded by John Dowd, who is leading the president’s legal team, painted ...

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Ex-CIA Chief: Trump Is Endangering America [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous” and “ugly” comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia — writing a personal letter to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after “The Situation Room” anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism. “Wolf: Just watched ...

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Mike Pence: I Stand With The President (But I Won’t Defend His Some Nazis Are “Fine People” Comment)

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence says he is standing by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but he declined Wednesday to defend the president’s statement from the day before that “both sides” were to blame. Asked at a news conference whether he agreed with Trump that ...

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