Idiocracy

Baltimore Sun: Trump Is Dancing On The Graves Of Our City’s Dead Just To Win Points With His Adoring Base

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: Basking in the crowd’s adulation, he started listing the dangerous countries where the murder rate was, he believed, not as bad as Charm City’s. El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Every American should watch that tape so they may be spared the delusion that Mr. Trump’s criticism of Baltimore comes from a constructive place. …

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Trump After Intel Pick Disaster: I Have A Great Vetting Process, The Media Does It For Me And We Save Money

New York Magazine reports: Slapping together a nomination while watching television, without doing basic vetting beforehand, only to have the nomination collapse in humiliation — the process that occurred for Andrew Puzder, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, Ronny Jackson, and many others — is most people’s idea of a bad process. It has happened to Trump repeatedly. President Trump defended it …

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Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS If Reelected

Newsweek reports: During Thursday night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Donald Trump elicited a rapturous response from his supporters by claiming the U.S. is about to cure childhood cancer and end the AIDS epidemic. The president provided no evidence to support the assertion, and did not explain how or when he expects these hugely significant milestones to be achieved. Though the …

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Trump To Expand Tariffs To All Imports From China

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday he will expand tariffs to virtually all imports from China on September 1, marking a significant escalation in a more than yearlong trade war between the largest economies. “Trade talks are continuing, and……during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining …

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Former Trump Economic Advisor: Tariffs Have Backfired

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is backfiring and impacting the US economy, according to his former chief economic adviser. The tariff battle has had a “dramatic impact” on US manufacturing and capital investment, Gary Cohn told the BBC. Mr Cohn said the tariffs had made it expensive to import vital products from China, counteracting …

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Ben Carson Compares Baltimore To Cancer Patient

ABC News reports: Housing Secretary Ben Carson, the sole African American Cabinet secretary, directly injected himself into President Donald Trump’s attacks on a black congressman, holding a press conference Wednesday in the Democrat’s district and comparing Baltimore to a cancer patient wearing a “nice suit.” He said the city has serious problems, including buildings with mold, lead and rodent infestation, …

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Capitol Police Investigate After Dem House Rep Says Resignation Letter “Confessing” To An Affair Is A Fake

NewJersey.com reports: Capitol Police are trying to find out who sent a letter under Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s signature falsely claiming that he was resigning because of a scandal. The letter, which Gottheimer called a “disgusting smear campaign” and “completely untrue,” was on congressional stationery and sent at taxpayer expense using the lawmaker’s mailing privileges. It was mailed to local politicians …

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Trump: The EU Was Created To Pick America’s Pockets

Trump today doubled-down on what he claimed last month: “Europe treats us worse than China. Europe is—believe me, you know, look — I come from Europe. We come — you [Maria] come from Europe, okay? You’re of one—you’re of the European nations. European nations were set up in order to take advantage of the United States,” he told Fox host …

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Al Sharpton Hits Back At Trump: If I’m Such Hateful Con Man, Then Why Did You Invite Me To Mar-A-Lago?

Raw Story reports: The Rev. Al Sharpton called out President Donald Trump after he hurled racist abuse at the civil rights leader and MSNBC broadcaster. The two New Yorkers have known one another for decades, and Sharpton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the president once begged for his approval shortly after his election. “He was president-elect,” the reverend recalled, “and …

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Trump Rages: Elijah Cummings Is A “Brutal Bully” And His Baltimore District Is “Disgusting Rat-Infested Mess”

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump kicked off his weekend with a stinging attack on Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chair of the House oversight committee who is a prominent critic on immigration policy, the Mueller report and more. With no discernible irony, Trump called Cummings “a brutal bully” for, he said, “shouting and screaming at the great men and women of …

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Trump Calls For Probe Into Obamas’ 2017 Book Deal

USA Today reports: Lashing out at probes into his 2016 campaign and Russian election interference, President Donald Trump said Friday that investigators ought to look into a book deal signed by former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. “Let’s look into Obama the way they’ve looked at me,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “Let’s subpoena …

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Trump Threatens “Foolish” France With Tariffs On Wine

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “foolishness” over a digital services tax, and hinted that he would tax French wine in retaliation. Mr Trump voiced his anger in a tweet on Friday, in response to French plans to tax multinational firms like Google. French authorities argue that the firms pay little or …

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Mexico To Trump Cultists: Your Wall Is On OUR Side

Talking Points Memo reports: A private border wall construction project lauded by Trumpers nationwide is actually partially on Mexican soil, Mexican government engineers alleged in photos their American counterparts shared with the builders this month. Tempting an international incident, the border wall group isn’t budging. Instead, they’ve moved to attack mode, with their founder calling the binational body that governs …

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Creator Of Fake Seal Celebrates The “Best Troll Ever”

The Washington Post reports: Charles Leazott hadn’t thought about the seal in months. The 46-year-old graphic designer threw it together after the 2016 presidential election — it was one part joke, one part catharsis. He used to be a proud Republican. He voted for George W. Bush. Twice. But Donald J. Trump’s GOP was no longer his party. So he …

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USDA Unveils Details Of $16 Billion Farm Aid Package

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled details of a $16 billion aid package to help farmers hurt by President Trump’s trade war with China, as soybean growers from around the country converged on Washington to tell lawmakers that rural America is ready for a cease-fire. The Agriculture Department said that the payments to farmers, which …

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Rudy Giuliani’s Estranged Wife Claims He’s Working For Trump For Free To Screw Her Out Her Share Of Income

The Daily Beast reports: Rudy Giuliani is providing gratis legal work for President Donald Trump to shortchange estranged wife Judith Nathan Giuliani, her lawyer said Thursday during a proceeding in their increasingly acrimonious divorce. “Not only is he working pro bono for the president, for this individual, but it’s costing him money,” said Bernard Clair, who represents Judith. “Not only …

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Trump Trolled At Right Wing Event With Presidential Seal Featuring Golf Clubs And Russian Icons [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Following a 12-minute video illustrating Trump’s rise to the presidency, music blared as the president’s name flashed across a giant screen in a bold shade of red. Trump took the stage and soaked in the raucous cheers from hundreds of young supporters packed inside the Marriott Marquis in Washington. Charlie Kirk, Turning Point’s outspoken founder and …

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Trump: Dems Have “Trump Derangement Syndrome”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday again went after a group of four Democratic congresswomen known collectively as “The Squad,” saying that they and other Democrats “suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.” “Gee, let’s impeach the President,” he tweeted sarcastically following a list of accomplishments. He wrote that only 11 percent support “ridiculous” impeachment hearings, although it was not immediately …

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Trump: I Won’t Watch Mueller Testimony Unless I Do

“No, I’m not going to be watching. Probably maybe I’ll see a little bit of it. I’m not going to be watching Mueller because you can’t take all those bites out of the apple. We had no collusion, no obstruction. We had no nothing, we had a total no collusion finding. The Democrats were devastated by it they went crazy, …

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Trump: I Could Win The Afghanistan War In A Week But I Just Don’t Want To Kill Ten Million People [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Monday he could end the Afghanistan war “in a week,” but that doing so would cause millions of deaths. “I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people,” Trump said during a White House meeting with Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan. The president added that Afghanistan …

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