Donald Trump

Secret Service Requisitions Jet Skis For Mar-A-Lago

The Daily Beast reports: The U.S. Secret Service has formally requested the purchase of two jet skis in order to better protect President Trump and his family during their frequent stays at their vacation homes. “President Trump and his family spend several weeks throughout the year in Mara Lago FL and Hamptons NY. The first family is very active in …

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Joe Walsh: GOP Is A Cult, Trump Is A Would-Be Dictator

“I’ve given up on the Republican Party, the Republican party is a cult, right. They no longer stand for ideals. The Republican Party right now is all about washing their leaders feet every day, that’s what they do. We’re going to take our campaign directly to Republican voters — and I’ll add in all 50 states. “We’re gonna campaign in …

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Gabbard To Trump: Don’t Make Us Saudi Arabia’s Bitch

Roll Call reports: Replying directly to Trump on Twitter, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) slammed the president for, in her view, seeking marching orders with regard to a potential strike against Iran following the attack on a Saudi oil plant. “Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters,” Gabbard wrote. “Having our country act as Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.’” …

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Trump Rages: Investigate Obama’s Deal With Netflix

Politico reports: President Trump on Monday suggested the House Judiciary Committee investigate former President Obama’s post-presidency book deal and agreement with Netflix instead of pursuing various inquiries into the Trump administration. Trump returned to the subject a couple hours later, when he appeared to equate allegations that he has profited off the presidency by declining to put his assets in …

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Trump Thanks Himself For Obama’s Energy Gains

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. On Sunday night Mr Trump said the US was “locked and loaded” and believed it knew who was …

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Trump Calls For Investigation Of Obama’s Book Deal

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump started Monday morning by suggesting that the Department of Justice that serves under his own administration investigate the post-Presidency business dealings with which Barack Obama has engaged. Trump opened by falsely claiming how the House Judiciary committee as “given up on the Mueller Report,” seemingly ignoring the fact that House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler announced …

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Trump Attacks “No Talent, Low Ratings” Joy Reid

Minutes after he “quoted” nobody in particular to again call himself a “Very Stable Genius,” Trump this morning attacked MSNBC host Joy Reid, who he has never heard of but definitely has no talent, low ratings, and is fake news. At this writing it’s not yet clear what prompted this rant and Reid’s Saturday morning show doesn’t start until 10AM. …

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House Dems Want Sessions For Impeachment Hearing

The Washington Post reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are negotiating for Jeff Sessions’s testimony in their impeachment investigation of President Trump, an appearance they hope could bolster their inquiry given the former attorney general’s rocky relationship with Trump. Congressional aides on the panel reached out to Charles J. Cooper, an attorney for Sessions, during the summer, according to …

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REPORT: Stunned Silence At G7 When Trump Called Out “Where My Favorite Dictator?” To Egyptian President

Axios reports: Searching a room for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at last month’s G7 summit in France, President Trump called out: “Where’s my favorite dictator?” Why it matters: Sisi really is a dictator, and he really is closely allied with the Trump administration. Trump is untroubled by the idea of partnering with authoritarians, but his remark was “met by …

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Ivanka Trump: I Got My Moral Compass From My Father

Politico reports: At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents. Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman. And her father? He passed onto …

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Trump Suggests He Ended Rules For Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Because They Make Him Look “Orange”

The Week reports: After his administration rolled-back Obama-era energy efficiency rules for light bulbs, President Donald Trump complained that the environmentally-friendly lamps make him look orange because the light they emit is “no good.” Trump’s face has an orange glow, the source of which is unknown. A White House official told The New York Times the strange and seemingly-permanent hue …

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Massive “Trump Rat” Awaits Him In Baltimore [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Protesters erected a balloon depicting President Trump as a rat in downtown Baltimore on Thursday ahead of his visit to the city, as well as a street sign honoring former President Obama on the town’s President Street. In footage shared online Thursday afternoon, a man named Claude Taylor could be seen inflating the giant rat and …

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Trump’s Personal “African-American” Leaves The GOP

PBS NewsHour reports: Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up. After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in …

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Inflation Exceeds Forecast As Healthcare Costs Rise

Bloomberg reports: A measure of underlying U.S. inflation accelerated by more than forecast to a one-year high in August, signaling inflation was already firming ahead of fresh tariffs on Chinese goods this month that may push prices higher for Americans. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.3% from the prior month and was up 2.4% …

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Trump Admin Finalizes Repeal Of Clean Water Rules

The Washington Post reports: Weakening the Obama-era water rule had been a central campaign pledge for Mr. Trump, who characterized it as a federal land-grab that impinged on the rights of farmers, rural landowners and real estate developers to use their property as they see fit. Environmentalists say Mr. Trump’s push to loosen rules on clean water regulations represents an …

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Israel Planted Spy Devices Near WH, Trump Shrugged

Politico reports: The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying …

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Trump To Troll Above Dem Debate With Banner Plane

ABC News reports: While some may be anticipating sparks to fly between Democratic candidates onstage, the Trump campaign plans to literally fly its counter messaging in the air above Houston ahead of Thursday’s debate. President Donald Trump’s campaign intends to counter-program the Democratic primary debate with an ad blitz that includes two full-page newspaper ads and flying a massive banner …

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Bernie On Trump’s E-Cigarettes Ban: “Now Do AR-15s”

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to President Trump’s push to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday by calling for the administration to take similar action on assault rifles. After Trump announced his administration would seek to prohibit the sale of all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, Sanders posted on Twitter urging the administration to ban AR-15s following …

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CBS News: Trump Fired Bolton For Leaking Story That He Wanted To Use Nuclear Bombs To Stop Hurricanes

CBS News reports: Aggravation over Iran and the Taliban had intensified recently as Mr. Trump wanted a meeting to take place at Camp David and is open to a meeting with Iran’s president. But three sources directly involved tell CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett that the main irritant that drove Mr. Trump to distraction was his belief that …

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Uninsured Number Up For First Time Since Obamacare

The Associated Press reports: The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama’s health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in …

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