Idiocracy

Trump: Schools Should Not Be Gun-Free Zones

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Monday said his administration is pushing reforms to gun laws and school safety measures similar to the initiatives Florida made to its policies. On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law legislation that overhauls state policies governing gun sales, the treatment of mental health disorders and school safety procedures, and allows teachers …

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Betsy DeVos Flames Out In 60 Minutes Interview, Can’t Answer Basic Questions About Public Schools [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense portion of her interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not “intentionally” visit underperforming schools. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl asked DeVos if in Michigan, students who …

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Mnuchin: Trump’s Rally Vulgarities Are “Funny” [VIDEO]

At last night’s rally in Pennsylvania, Glorious Leader ranted about “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, “very low IQ” Maxine Waters, and “sleepy son of a bitch” Chuck Todd, among many other typical Trump attacks.  At one point, Trump even hushed boos of Kim Jong-Un while encouraging the crowd to boo the reporters in the back of the room. Today Treasury Secretary Steve …

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Pentagon Memo: No Tanks In Trump’s Military Parade

NBC News reports: It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort. A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to …

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Trump Dines With “Great” State TV Host Jesse Watters

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump welcomed Seb Gorka back into the White House—not for a job, but for a meal. The president was joined for dinner in the White House residence by Fox News personalities, including host Jesse Watters and Gorka, a former White House official and aide to former chief strategist Steve Bannon. According to a White …

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The Mooch: Rachel Maddow Needs A Suppository To Get Over Her Trump Derangement Syndrome [VIDEO]

“One of the reasons why we never met with the North Koreans is out of the respect for the Chinese. When we cut that deal in 1953 — the armistice. China has grown. It’s now the second largest economy in the world. The president has a great relationship with President Xi. They obviously don’t like talking about that. And the …

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THE REAL PROBLEM: White House Posts Gory Video Game Montage To Official YouTube Channel [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: Yesterday, President Trump brought together top executives from the gaming industry, parents groups, and members of Congress for a meeting to discuss violence in video games. Announced last week as part of President Trump’s response to the Parkland shooting, the meeting was hastily assembled and has been criticized as a purposeful distraction from more concrete gun-control measures. …

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Trump Demands China Reduce Trade Deficit By “One Billion Dollars” (He Meant To Ask For $100 Billion)

New York Magazine reports: This week, Trump ventured another strange foreign policy pronouncement. He had asked China to produce a plan to reduce its trade deficit by One Billion Dollars. He even capitalized it to underscore the significance of the towering sum he proposed to extract. This demand was incredibly puzzling to trade economists, and regular economists, and anybody who …

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe Speculates About Trump’s Dick Pics: “Try Not To Throw Up In Your Mouth” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Morning Joe took on the latest developments in the lawsuit that porn star Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump over an alleged affair on Thursday, and speculated on that existence of possibly “compromising” photos of the tryst. MSNBC’s John Heilemann pointed out that “if there are photographs that are compromising,” the scandal could spill out into public …

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Trump Considered Firing WH Counsel Don McGahn If He Didn’t Deny NYT Report He Had Threatened To Resign

The Hill reports: President Trump reportedly considered firing White House counsel Don McGahn if he didn’t deny a report that he threatened to resign after Trump ordered him to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, according to The New York Times. In January, the Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired last year, but was stopped after McGahn threatened …

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White House On Stormy’s Lawsuit: We’ve Addressed Our Feelings On That Situation, Nothing More To Add

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday declined to comment in detail about the allegations, saying “we’ve addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don’t have anything else to add.” Allegations that Daniels had an affair with Trump surfaced in January in a Wall Street Journal report that included details of Cohen’s payment to the …

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BREAKING: Trump Adviser Gary Cohn To Resign

The New York Times reports: Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, plans to resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration, White House officials said on Tuesday. The officials insisted there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the National Economic Council. But his decision to leave …

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White House Response: Conway’s Hatch Act Violations Only Show Her Desire To Comply With Hatch Act

ThinkProgress reports: “Kellyanne Conway did not advocate for or against the election of any particular candidate,” the White House statement, attributed to deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, says. “She simply expressed the President’s obvious position that he have [sic] people in the House and Senate who support his agenda.” In an Orwellian twist, the statement concludes by asserting that Conway’s …

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Trump Mocks Oscars Ratings: I’m The Only Real Star

The Washington Post reports: The 90th Academy Awards show was two things: an evening of pointed political statements and a telecast with record-low Oscars viewership. And many on the right have been quick to claim that those things went hand in hand, though the critic-in-chief blamed a lack of star power. “Sad,” tweeted the conservative actor James Woods. “How can …

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OMG: Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders An “Unattractive Fat Slob” [AUDIO]

Raw Story reports: Completing his bizarre scorched-earth media spree, onetime Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg took to a local news station to call White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “fat slob.” “She’s a joke,” Nunberg said. “OK fine, yeah, she’s unattractive, she’s a fat slob, but that’s not relevant.” “The person she works for has a 30 percent …

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TENNESSEE: GOP Bill Would Allow Guns In Airports

Talking Points Memo reports: Last month’s massacre in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 high school students and staff, kicked off a national conversation about the need for increased gun control. But gun rights supporters are playing offense as well as defense. Despite Parkland, Republican lawmakers in a number of states are quietly advancing a slew of NRA-backed bills. In some …

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Omarosa Appears To Tweet About Trump’s “Toupee”

Mediaite reports: Former White House official Omarosa Manigault, who has made headlines in her post-administration life for bashing both President Donald Turmp and VP Mike Pence, appeared to mock the president’s hair this morning, tweeting then quickly deleting a post featuring the dictionary definition of “toupee.” Omarosa’s now-deleted tweet included the caption “#theWorse,” along with screenshot of the Google search …

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Trump Organization Orders Giant Presidential Seal Tee Markers For His Golf Courses, Such Misuse Is A Crime

Pro Publica reports: President Donald Trump loves putting his name on everything from ties to steaks to water — and, of course, his buildings. But now the Trump Organization appears to be borrowing a brand even more powerful than the gilded Trump moniker: the presidential seal. In recent weeks, the Trump Organization has ordered the manufacture of new tee markers …

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REPORT: Trump’s Worsening Volatility Worries Friends

The Washington Post reports: Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center. These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much farther President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest …

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Trump Threatens Tax On European Union Cars

The Hill reports: President Trump threatened a new tax on cars imported from the European Union on Saturday, in response to threats of retaliation against new U.S. tariffs. The European Union said Friday it was weighing potential tariffs against a wide range of U.S. goods, in response to Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would impose tariffs of 25 percent on …

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