Idiocracy

Former Trump Spox Now Jobless After “Fat Fuck” Tirade

The Daily Beast reports: Jason Miller, a former top campaign aide and close adviser to Donald Trump, has left his job as a managing director at Teneo, a prominent consulting firm, days after launching a profanity-laced tirade directed at a top House Democrat. “I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next …

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LEAKED: Trump Transition Vetting Docs Show Warnings Of Ties To White Supremacists, Ties To Russia, More

Axios reports: Nearly 100 internal Trump transition vetting documents leaked to “Axios on HBO” identify a host of “red flags” about officials who went on to get some of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. government. The first red flag for Rex Tillerson, who became Trump’s first Secretary of State, was about Russia. “Tillerson’s Russia ties go deep,” it …

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Trump Praises Hillary Clinton As “Ruthless And Vicious”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump had rare praise for Hillary Clinton, his 2016 presidential opponent, in an interview with Chuck Todd that aired on NBC News Sunday. “I went to Michigan. She didn’t go to Michigan enough. I won Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. I won places that she didn’t do a good job. What can I tell you? No, maybe I …

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Trump May Live-Tweet During Democratic Debates

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said he hadn’t thought about live-tweeting the first Democratic debates but now that the media has brought it up, he just might. Several people close to the president told POLITICO and The Wall Street Journal that Trump’s closest aides hoped the president wouldn’t unleash a stream of consciousness on Twitter during the debates but were …

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Trump Tweets Video On Remaining President “4EVA”

Talking Point Memo reports: President Trump on Friday shared an edited video depicting him campaigning for office indefinitely in a play on a Time magazine cover published last October. The actual cover — from the Oct. 22, 2018, issue — was titled “How Trumpism Outlasts Trump” and features campaign yard signs for Trump for every four years from 2024-2044. The …

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Alabama Megachurch Granted Own Private Police Force

The Christian Post reports: After several years of seeking to establish a private police force to adequately protect its church and school campuses, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey [photo] has signed legislation allowing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to do just that despite objections from critics. The ACLU of Alabama argues that the move by Briarwood to establish its own police force …

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Columnist Accuses Trump Of 1995 Sexual Assault

From E. Jean Carroll’s piece for New York Magazine: The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the …

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Former Trump Spox Calls Rep. Jerry Nadler A “Fat Fuck”

Mediaite reports: Former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller erupted into an expletive-filled tirade against Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Thursday night. “He’s a fucking scumbag anyone obsessed with attacking innocent Hope Hicks should take a long walk off a short pier,” Miller tweeted of Nadler. “That’s fine. We’ll call Mr. Nadler ‘Mr. MuffinTop,’” Miller added in another tweet an hour …

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Trump On Iran: Our Military Was “Cocked And Loaded”

“President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran – Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled Death to America. I terminated deal, which was not even ratified …

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OREGON: GOP State Senators Remain In Hiding To Evade Climate Vote, Socked With $500 Daily Fine Each

Portland’s NBC News affiliate reports: Republican state senators who fled the Oregon Capitol to prevent a vote on major climate legislation will be fined $500 a day each if there aren’t enough senators present to vote on the bill. A GoFundMe page to raise money to pay the fines for the 12 Oregon senators had collected more than $6,000 as …

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Oregon Gov Orders Troopers To Retrieve GOP Senators After They Going Into Hiding Over Climate Bill [VIDEO]

Oregon Live reports: Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has dispatched state troopers to find missing Republican senators and bring them back to Salem to legislate. All 11 Republican senators are in hiding, at least some of them out of state, in order to prevent the Senate from having the quorum it needs to operate. They can’t abide the Democrat-backed carbon …

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Trump Hints At US Strike On Iran: You’ll Soon Find Out

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters that “you’ll soon find out” whether the U.S. will strike Iran as tensions between the two countries ratcheted up. U.S. officials said earlier in the day that an Iranian missile had shot down an American drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran claimed that the drone was above its territory. …

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Colbert Exposes Lies About Trump’s Rally Size [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: “In the run-up to this thing, Trump and his folks kept saying that this thing was oversold,” Stephen Colbert explained. “Something like 100,000 tickets or 120,000— something like that— for only 25,000 seats in the arena.” “That’s why they said they had to have that ’45 Fest’ out in the parking lot for the overflow crowd of 75,000 …

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DC’s Fourth Of July Celebration To Be Hijacked With Trump Speech, Military Demonstrations, And Flyovers

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s participation in the nation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will include a Trump speech honoring America’s armed forces, along with music, military demonstrations and flyovers, the administration announced Wednesday, about two weeks before the patriotic holiday. Federal lawmakers, local officials and others have voiced concerns that Trump could alter the tone of what …

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Mitch McConnell: Slavery Reparations Aren’t A “Good Idea” Because We’ve Already Elected A Black President

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea. We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, we’ve elected an African-American president. “We’ve had waves of immigrants, as well, who have come …

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Orlando Cultist To MSNBC: Trump Doesn’t Lie [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: NBC News political reporter Monica Alba interviewed a Trump supporter who said she would be voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 because “He doesn’t lie.” “What’s the main reason you’ll vote for him again?” Alba asked. The woman replied that Trump is “one of the best presidents that we’ve had for a very long time,” and then …

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CNN’s Jake Tapper: Trump Is “Untethered To The Facts”

Talking Points Memo reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper opened today’s The Lead by reviewing the dust-up over and fallout from Team Trump’s internal poll numbers. To review: Trump initially denied the reporting on the internal polling showing him losing to Joe Biden in several key states. Then ABC News obtained that data. And the fallout ended with pollsters being fired. Given …

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Trump Unveils New Nickname For Democratic Field

Glorious Leader’s latest nickname comes due to this: For days, aides to Trump have tried to figure out whom to point the finger at over the leak of the data, which infuriated the president. In continuing to discuss it, aides violated a long-held unofficial rule of campaigns not to comment publicly on internal polling, even if the numbers leak. The …

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ISRAEL: New “Trump Heights” Town Doesn’t Exist

Haaretz reports: In huge gilded letters (what else?), on a piece of synthetic lawn (of course), a large sign was erected in the Golan Heights, as if taken directly from the best of comedy sketches. Ramat Trump, or Trump Heights, will be built here. Even the strong gusts, which made it difficult to put up the scenery, gave this ridiculous …

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Trump Ejects Mulvaney From Interview For Coughing

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump appears to have booted acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney from the Oval Office for coughing during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “Let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump said in the footage released by the network. “I don’t like that, you know. I don’t like …

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