Idiocracy

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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Trump Fires Pollsters After Embarrassing Results Leak

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is cutting ties with some of its own pollsters after leaked internal polling showed the president trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in critical 2020 battleground states, according to a person close to the campaign. The move comes after NBC News obtained new details from a March internal poll that found Trump …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Calls For US Strike On Iran

CBS News reports: Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, one of the most hawkish members of Congress, urged the Trump administration to order a military strike against Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers in the Middle East — a move he said will send the government in Tehran a message that the U.S. will not stand idle as commercial …

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Trump Floats Remaining In Office After Second Term Because “People Would Demand That I Stay Longer”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday floated the possibility of staying in office longer than two terms, suggesting in a morning tweet that his supporters might “demand that I stay longer.” The president has previously joked about serving more than two terms as president, including at an event in April where he told a crowd that he might …

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Trump Has Now Accused People Of “Treason” 24 Times

Axios reports: President Trump has accused people or entities of committing treason at least 24 times since he was elected, according to a Factbase record of his comments. His most recent target is the New York Times, which published a story on Saturday reporting that the U.S. is stepping up its online attacks on Russia’s power grid. Treason is one …

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Trump Sprung “Border Czar” On WH And Border Czar

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s announcement on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning that Tom Homan would be his new “border czar” appears to have been premature. Homan, a Fox News contributor, was caught by surprise by the announcement. Two senior White House officials acknowledged the details of a position are still being worked out and conversations are ongoing. Trump’s announcement …

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WH Celebrates Flag Day With Dry-Humping Photo

Raw Story reports: The White House celebrated Flag Day by tweeting out a photo of President Donald Trump pawing an American flag — and social media users were disturbed and disgusted. The holiday, which marks the adoption of the flag in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress, falls each year on Trump’s birthday. The official government account tweeted out a …

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OOPS: ABC Gets Internal Polls Trump Said Don’t Exist

ABC News reports: Data from President Donald Trump’s first internal reelection campaign poll conducted in March, obtained exclusively by ABC News, showed him losing a matchup by wide margins to former Vice President Joe Biden in key battleground states. Trump has repeatedly denied that such data exists. The polling data, revealed for the first time by ABC News, showed a …

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Trump Claims Queen Elizabeth “Hasn’t Had So Much Fun In 25 Years” As She Did When He Was Visiting Her

The Hill reports: President Trump said on Friday that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had more fun with him during his state visit to the United Kingdom this month than she has had in more than two decades. “I have such a great relationship, and we were laughing and having fun. And her people said she hasn’t had so much fun …

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Trump Accuses “Nervous Nancy” Of Fascism [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of making a “fascist statement” when she said his administration is engaged in a “criminal cover-up.” “It’s a fascist statement, it’s a disgraceful statement. I call her ‘Nervous Nancy,’ she’s a nervous wreck,” Trump said during a call-in interview on “Fox & Friends.” Pelosi said last month that …

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FEC Chair Rebukes Trump On Accepting Foreign Dirt

The Washington Post reports: Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub released a statement Thursday making clear that candidates for public office may not receive help from a foreign government, in what appeared to be a warning to President Trump, who said he would consider taking information about an opponent from another country. Tweeting her statement, Weintraub wrote, “I would not …

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Trump On Harris’s Promise To Prosecute Him If Elected: “Who Wouldn’t” Say That? I’d Probably Say The Same

The Hill reports: President Trump bashed Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign after the California Democrat said her Justice Department would “have no choice” but to prosecute Trump if she were elected. “Oh, give me a break. She’s running for president, she’s doing horribly, she’s way down in the polls,” Trump said. “I must say, Pocahontas is really cleaning her clock,” …

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Trump Unveils His Color Scheme For New Air Force One And It Looks A Lot Like His Failed Trump Shuttle Airline

Politico reports: President Donald Trump unveiled his proposed changes to the presidential aircraft, including a new red, white and blue color scheme for the Air Force One jets that have maintained the same exterior visage for decades. In an interview that aired Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the president gave host George Stephanopoulos a peek at his new plans, …

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Glorious Leader: Am I Supposed To Call The FBI Every Time I Meet The Queen And The “Prince Of Whales”?

Shortly after calling out CNN for a minor typo, your Glorious Leader took to Twitter for 24th time so far today. According to Trump it’s “ridiculous” that he should have to call the FBI every time he meets with the Queen of England and the Prince of Whales. Whales. Of course, it’s rather unlikely that the British royal family is …

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HAMBERDER: Trump Calls Out CNN For Tweeted Typo

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter today to call out a CNN Twitter account for a misspelled word. No, seriously. Several people were a little confused when the president tweeted out “is = if (Spell)! Not like Chris.” Trump responded to a tweet from Geraldo Rivera blasting Bill Maher for his comments about the president to CNN’s Chris …

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Glorious Leader: “Ultimately, I’m Always Right” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed his assertion that Russia had pulled personnel out of Venezuela, pushing back on Moscow’s denials that it had any plans to do so. Trump last week tweeted that Russia “has informed us that they have removed most of their people from Venezuela,” where it’s backed the government of dictator Nicolas Maduro. A …

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Trump: My Leaked Internal Polls Are Totally Fake News

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday blasted “fake news” and “fake polling” following reports that internal polling showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2020 matchup. The president claimed that reports that polling within his campaign showed him trailing are untrue and said he has “the best numbers WE have ever had.” A Quinnipiac University …

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