Idiocracy

Trump Likely To Tap Herman Cain For Federal Reserve

Axios reports: President Trump has told confidants he wants Herman Cain on the Federal Reserve board, but will wait until his background check is completed before making the formal announcement, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the decision. It’s likely confirmation that Trump is ready to move ahead with the former presidential candidate, whose possible nomination was reported …

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Trump Got No Approval Ratings Bounce After Mueller

Steve Kornacki writes for NBC News: For President Donald Trump, it may prove to be the bounce that never comes. On the afternoon of March 24, the news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians — a moment for which the president and his allies had been waiting almost two years. …

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Trump Boasts About Making Canadians Act “Nice”

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star: U.S. President Donald Trump boasted again of successfully threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into NAFTA concessions, claiming that Canada wasn’t “nice” to the U.S. on trade until he intervened and “made them nice.” Trump made the comments at a Republican dinner. He seemed to believe his rambling speech was private, musing at one …

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Trump: The Noise From Wind Turbines Causes Cancer

New York Magazine reports: President Trump has long despised wind power. He has repeatedly blamed wind turbines for killing birds (which they do at a lower rate than other energy sources) and for allegedly causing electrical power to halt when the wind stops blowing. In a speech tonight to House Republicans, Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer. “They say …

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Chinese Woman With Two Passports And Malware-Laden Thumb Drive Arrested At Mar-A-Lago By Secret Service

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Chinese woman with a thumb drive containing malware as well as multiple passports and electronic devices was arrested at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Saturday after she made her way past a security checkpoint, according to a federal criminal complaint. President Donald Trump was at Trump National Golf Club in West Palm Beach at the …

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WH Fears “Unfavorable Things” In Mueller Report

Olivia Nuzzi writes at the New Yorker: Last Sunday, minutes before the rest of America found out about Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, Donald Trump received a briefing in his private residence at Mar-a-Lago that would kick off one of the most emotionally intense weeks of his presidency. First came relief, in the form of smiles …

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WH Spox Calls Puerto Rico “That Country” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: White House spokesman Hogan Gidley twice referred to Puerto Rico as “that country” during a television appearance Tuesday in which he defended a series of tweets by President Trump lashing out at leaders of the U.S. territory. “With all they’ve done in that country, they’ve had a systematic mismanagement of the goods and services we’ve sent …

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Adam Schiff Hits Back At Trump’s “Childish” Nicknames: He Can’t Even Pick One And Just Stick With It [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) quipped that President Trump broke the “cardinal rule of childish nicknames” by giving him several instead of sticking with just one. “This is nothing new,” Schiff told CNN. “We’ve seen these childish nicknames for a year and a half, but he is violating the cardinal rule of childish nicknames which …

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Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said Republicans would wait until after the 2020 election to hold a vote on a replacement for Obamacare, abruptly halting a push he began just last week and guaranteeing that the issue will take center stage in his re-election campaign. He made the shift in a series of Twitter posts late Monday night, saying that …

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WaPo Counter: Trump Told 9451 Lies In First 800 Days

The Washington Post reports: It was only 200 days ago, on his 601st day in office, that President Trump exceeded 5,000 false or misleading claims. Now, on his 801st day, the count stands at 9,451, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president utters. That’s a pace of 22 fishy claims a …

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REPORT: Trump Is “Saving” Judge To Succeed RBG

Axios reports: President Trump told confidants he had big plans for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump said of Barrett, according to three sources familiar with the president’s private comments. Trump used that exact line with a number of people, including in a private conversation with an adviser two days before announcing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. Barrett …

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Elon Musk Issues Rap Song About Dead Gorilla [AUDIO]

XXL Mag reports: Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk suddenly entered the world of SoundCloud rap when he dropped off a rap song that was dedicated to the late and beloved gorilla, Harambe. On the song, which is titled “RIP Harambe,” Musk uses Auto-Tune to rap about the gorilla who was shot and killed by zookeepers in May 2016 after …

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New Book Details Trump’s Rampant Golf Cheating: He Cheats While You’re Watching And Then Lies About It

The Associated Press reports: If you’re lucky enough to play a round of golf with the president, make sure you double check the scorecard. A new book, “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” by New York Times best-selling author and longtime Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly is described as “an uproarious indictment of Donald Trump’s lying, cheating, and poor …

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US To End All Aid To Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Reuters reports: The United States is cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known collectively as the “Northern Triangle,” the State Department said on Saturday, a day after President Donald Trump blasted the Central American countries for sending migrants to the United States. “We are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY …

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Federal Court Blocks Trump Order On Arctic Drilling

The New York Times reports: In a legal blow to President Trump’s push to expand offshore oil and gas development, a federal judge ruled that an executive order by Mr. Trump that lifted an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean was unlawful. The decision, by Judge Sharon Gleason in the United States District Court for …

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Trump Bragged About His Shutdown “Ratings” To Paul Ryan: “This Is Why I Was So Great On The Apprentice”

The Washington Post reports: After President Trump vowed to take credit for shutting down the government over border wall funding during a televised Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders in December, West Wing aides sprung into overdrive to clean up the mess. Taking ownership of a shutdown was considered verboten in Washington and the overwhelming consensus was that the president …

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Trump 2020 Sells “Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff” T-Shirts

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign is now selling “Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff” t-shirts, after Trump coined the new nickname at a rally this week. The shirt, which is on sale for $28, shows Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) with a literal pencil for a neck as well as a clown nose. “Little Pencil-Neck Adam Schiff. He spent two years …

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Junior Spawns “AOC Sucks” Chant At Michigan Rally

Mediaite reports: Before the President took the stage, his son, Donald Trump Jr. warmed up the crowd. During those remarks, he laid into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Democrats in general for being pushed by her to the left. “Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago …

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Trump At Rally: I’m Smarter And Richer Than My Critics

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump made a few boasts about himself during his campaign rally in Michigan while taking a swipe at the liberal “elites” he believed were trying to undermine him. “You know, I always hear ‘the elite, the elite,'” Trump told the crowd. “I have a better education than them, I’m smarter than them, I went to the …

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Trump Overrules DeVos On Special Olympics Funding

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said he would jettison a proposal to slash funding for the Special Olympics, undercutting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. “The Special Olympics will be funded. I just told my people I want to fund the Special Olympics,” Trump said he left the White House en route to a political rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. “I …

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