Idiocracy

US Ambassador To Estonia Resigns Because Trump

Foreign Policy reports: The U.S. ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., a career diplomat and member of the senior foreign service ranks, announced to friends Friday that he was resigning amid a string of controversial comments President Donald Trump made about U.S. allies in Europe. Melville, who has served as a diplomat for 33 years and as ambassador to …

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Zircon & Burlap Call For Outlawing The Impersonation Of Government Officials After Trump Falls For Prank

Earlier today it was revealed that a comedian named Stuttering John managed to get through the White House switchboard and speak to Trump on Air Force One while posing as Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. The prank has reportedly roiled the White House and once again raised alarms about lax security protocols in the Trump administration. Enter Fox News personalities Zircon …

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Trump: Journalists Shouldn’t Have To Fear Violence

In which Glorious Leader woodenly reads somebody else’s words about how he doesn’t wish violence on his self-declared enemies: President Trump on Friday lamented the “horrible” shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., saying journalists should not face grave danger in the United States. “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” …

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RNC Quarterly Money Beg: Liberals Hate America

Just in from the Republican National Committee: Democrats are willing to fight for ANYONE illegally crossing our border. But they too often refuse to fight for their own fellow American citizens who voted to Make America Great Again! Too many on the Left push a message of anger, resistance, and violent rhetoric. Our movement is about prosperity, security, and love …

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Trump Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow Lies About Deficit, Claims It’s “Coming Down Rapidly” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s top economic advisor Larry Kudlow on Friday said the federal deficit is falling, even though the latest data shows it is expanding since the tax-cut law went into effect. “As the economy gears up, more people working, better jobs and careers, those revenues come rolling in and the deficit, which was one of the other …

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Twitter Rakes Marco Rubio Over F-Bomb Lament

Sen. Marco Rubio this morning took to Twitter to lament the F-word’s appearance in news reports, likely spurred by last night’s unbleeped F-bomb on CNN, which was delivered by a Maryland shooting survivor in response the the usual “thoughts and prayers” that spill out after every mass shooting. Rubio apparently sees no link between coarsened language in the media and …

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Trump Wants US To Leave World Trade Organization

Axios reports: President Trump has repeatedly told top White House officials he wants to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization, a move that would throw global trade into wild disarray, people involved in the talks tell Axios. What we’re hearing: “He’s [threatened to withdraw] 100 times. It would totally [screw] us as a country,” said a source …

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North Carolina GOP State House Candidate: God Is A Racist White Supremacist And Therefore I’m One Too

The Charlotte Observer reports: A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan. Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which includes Scotland and Hoke counties. On Tuesday, the North Carolina Republican Party withdrew its support for Walker. …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Judiciary Committee Hears DOJ And FBI Testimony On Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server

The Washington Post reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray are scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday about an inspector general’s report that found serious failings in how federal law enforcement handled a high-profile investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The hearing will mark the first time …

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Today’s New York Daily News: We Are Fucked

The Huffington Post reports: The New York Daily News needed only three words for its Thursday cover focusing on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement: “We Are F*#%’D.” The 81-year-old jurist announced Wednesday that he would be retiring at the end of July, after 30 years on the court. His departure gives President Donald Trump the opportunity to nominate a …

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Trump Performs MyPillow Promo At Rally [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: If you have ever suffered a bout of insomnia, chances are you’ve seen some bizarre infomercials. You may therefore be familiar with MyPillow and have found yourself wondering if the product is the answer to your sleep issues. The company, MyPillow, has at least one huge fan. At a rally in Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday, President Trump …

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Trump: SCOTUS Search Begins Immediately [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would move quickly to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced that he will retire on July 31. Trump told reporters the process would “begin immediately .” The president said he would review an existing list of candidates for the opening. The list was put together …

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McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the …

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“Compromise” GOP Immigration Bill Bombs 121-301

Vox reports: House Republicans have handily failed to pass an immigration bill — again. For the past few weeks Republicans have been furiously negotiating among themselves to develop a “compromise” between conservative and moderate Republicans on immigration. But it wasn’t enough — by a long shot: The bill they voted on Wednesday lost the support of every single Democrat and …

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Glorious Leader Screams Betrayal At Harley-Davidson

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson on Wednesday, laying into the company on Twitter. On Monday, Harley announced that it would shift some of its production outside of the US due to Trump’s trade fight with the European Union. Trump’s decision to impose a 25% tariff in steel imports to the US had …

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Trump Attacks “Hysterical” Media And Democrats In Celebrating “Tremendous Victory” Of Travel Ban Ruling

Just in from the White House: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution. The Supreme Court has upheld the clear authority of the President to defend the national security of the United States. In this era of worldwide terrorism and extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians, we must properly vet those …

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Trump Continues Attack On Harley-Davidson

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Harley-Davidson will be “taxed like never before” if they move production overseas, and that the U.S. motorcycle company was using increased trade tensions as an excuse to justify planned changes in manufacturing. On Monday, Harley said it was moving some production overseas due to increased costs from the EU’s retaliatory tariffs against …

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Fallon: Trump Lied About Me Calling Him [VIDEO]

“As you may have heard, the President of the United States went after me on Twitter. So Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working. He said I called and said, ‘Monster ratings.’ First of all, I’ve never called this human in my life. I don’t have his number, I don’t want his number. I’ve never …

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Sean Spicer To Launch “Civil, Respectful” Talk Show

The New York Times reports: Ellen. Oprah. Sean? Sean Spicer, arguably the world’s most famous White House press secretary, is developing a talk show with the tentative title of “Sean Spicer’s Common Ground,” in which the former spokesman for President Trump interviews notable people in an informal setting. A pitch sheet for the show’s pilot, obtained by The New York …

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Trump Attacks Harley-Davidson Over Backfired Tariffs

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump late Monday went after iconic American motorcycle company Harley-Davidson after the company announced it was moving some production out of the US. Harley announced Monday that due to the European Union’s new tariffs on US motorcycles — which came in retaliation for Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs — the company was shifting some production …

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