Idiocracy

Trump Has Had Talks For Post-Presidency Reality Show

The Daily Beast reports: According to three people with knowledge of the situation and another source close to Trump, Apprentice creator Mark Burnett and the president have sporadically kept in touch, mostly over the phone, since Trump won the election. The pair remain friends, these sources say, and have discussed reviving their creative partnership, pitching each other details on potential …

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Trump Promotes Warning Not To Protest At Alabama Football Game But School Has Already Backed Down

Last night Glorious Leader retweeted a Birmingham News item about University of Alabama students being warned that they will be punished for “disruptive protests” during his visit for a football game. But as it turns out, his amplification of that warning is moot. From an update to the same story: Jason Rothfarb, vice president for Student Affairs for University of …

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Cultists Tell CNN They’d Likely Be Okay With Trump Shooting Someone: Depends On Why Trump Shot Him

Mediaite reports: CNN New Day featured on Wednesday a panel of Pennsylvania voters from swing districts that was moderated by anchor Alisyn Camerota — and two had a jaw-dropping answer when asked what President Donald Trump could do to lose their vote. The last question in the segment was put to Crystal, who was the most ardently pro-Trump. Camerota asked …

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Smugglers Easily Cut Through Trump’s New Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage. The breaches have been made using a popular cordless …

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Jerry Springer: My Show Would Have Bleeped Trump

“When you have the president of the United States using language that even on our crazy show we’d bleep out, then society’s in trouble. Do you want to start bleeping out the president of the United States during his speeches? Whether they’re government leaders, economic leaders, religious leaders — when they misbehave, when they say the norms don’t matter, when …

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Trump: Melania Wouldn’t Cry For Me If I Ever Got Shot

Politico reports: House Republicans who raked in the most money for a private fundraising event at Trump Hotel on Tuesday night got a little extra reward: a roast from President Donald Trump. The president — unscripted, unfiltered and totally in his element — went on an extended riff about a wide range of topics, from his recent White House meeting …

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Giuliani: We Congratulated Obama On “Ben Laden”

Newsweek reports: Rudy Giuliani—who was mayor of New York during the September 11 attacks—has drawn the ire and vexation of Twitter after misspelling the name of Osama Bin Laden. The 75-year-old, who is now President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, attempted to condemn Democrats over the criticism they have directed at the president and his handling of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi …

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The Mooch Visits Michael Cohen In Federal Prison

Fox Business reports: For years, they both stridently defended Donald Trump before recently turning against him. Through it all they’ve remained friends and now possible allies in an attempt to unseat their old boss in the 2020 election. We’re talking about Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Cohen, who form one of the political world’s more enduring and entertaining relationships. And it …

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Reince Preibus: People Are Owning The Libs By Voting To Keep Sean Spicer On DWTS (Retweeted By Trump)

Fox News reports: Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus frequently watches his former colleague, Sean Spicer, on “Dancing with the Stars” — and told Fox News that the latter’s success was due to his experience in President Trump’s administration. “People are voting for him so all these liberals that are all up in arms over the fact that …

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Experts: Trump Gave ISIS Its Biggest Victory In Years

The New York Times reports: American forces and their Kurdish-led partners in Syria had been conducting as many as a dozen counterterrorism missions a day against Islamic State militants, officials said. That has stopped. Those same partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, had also been quietly releasing some Islamic State prisoners and incorporating them into their ranks, in part as a …

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Trump Nominates Rick Perry’s Deputy To Succeed Him

The Hill reports: President Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry. In a series of tweets, Trump described Brouillette as a “total professional” and said his experience in the energy sector is “unparalleled.” Trump also praised Perry for doing an “outstanding job” and said he would leave …

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Billionaire GOP Gov Gets Federal Farming Subsidies

The Associated Press reports: A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia’s billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence Gov. Jim Justice did anything illegal. But at least one analyst said the …

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Trump: Turkey’s Invasion Of Syria Is “Not Our Problem”

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey’s incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, saying the conflict was between Turkey and Syria and that it was “fine” for Russia to help Damascus. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said imposing U.S. sanctions on Turkey would be better than fighting …

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Replica Of Trump Border Wall Easily Scaled By Experts, Novices, Children, & Man Juggling Three Balls [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: In Eastern Kentucky’s Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump’s border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children. One climber even scaled it while juggling. “You don’t tell a climber that something can’t be climbed or that it’s impossible,” said Rick Weber, the …

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REPORT: Turkish President Erdogan Told Trump To Join Assault On Northern Syria Or Just Get Out Of The Way

The Middle East Eye reports: When Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended his call with Donald Trump on Sunday, there was a sense of frustration in the Turkish capital and a feeling that Ankara’s concerns had not been properly considered. Just hours later those sentiments were reversed, as the White House released an explosive readout declaring its support for a Turkish assault …

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REPORT: Rick Perry To Resign By End Of November

Politico reports: Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation from the administration by the end of November, according to three people familiar with his plans. Perry, who had been Texas’ longest-serving governor before joining President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in 2017, has largely avoided the controversies that felled others in the administration. But his travels to Ukraine lately …

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REPORT: Anti-Biden Book Plagiarized Wikipedia, Others

The Daily Beast reports: A book that has fueled corruption allegations at the center of an unfolding impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump appears to have lifted portions of text from news articles and Wikipedia pages without proper citation or attribution. The Daily Beast found more than a dozen instances in which Secret Empires, the bestselling book by investigative journalist …

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Nickelback’s Copyright Complaint Zaps Trump Tweet

The Guardian reports: A video posted by Donald Trump has been removed from Twitter following a copyright claim by the rock band Nickelback. The video took aim at the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, opening with a clip of him saying he had never discussed business dealings with his son Hunter. Trump’s efforts to encourage the Ukrainian president to investigate Hunter …

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Trump To Impose 25% Tariffs On Some EU Exports

The Hill reports: President Trump will impose 25-percent tariffs on certain E.U. agricultural exports and 10-percent tariffs on European-brand aircraft on Oct. 18, the White House announced Wednesday. A senior administration official told reporters during Wednesday briefing that the full list of European goods subject to tariffs will be released as soon as this evening by the White House Office …

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PLEASE IGNORE PREVIOUS MESSAGE: White House Mistakenly Sends Ukraine Talking Points To Democrats

The Washington Post reports: In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with proposed talking points for Trump’s defenders. Unfortunately for the White House, the email was mistakenly sent to not only Republicans but also Democratic lawmakers and their staff. …

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