Idiocracy

Trump Blames “Fake News” For Faltering Economy

Raw Story reports: The Dow closed Wednesday adding another record drop under the president, but Donald Trump is blaming the media for the failures. Trump spent the better part of his first two years in office bragging that the market’s success was all because of him “The stock market has added more than $8 trillion in new wealth,” Trump said …

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Fox Poll: 59% Say Trump Is “Tearing Country Apart”

Fox News reports: In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll. Two-thirds also support a ban on “assault weapons,” although that majority is largely driven by Democrats. An equal …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Rape And Incest: “Would There Be Any Population Left” Without Those Things?

USA Today reports: Rep. Steve King told an Iowa crowd Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history. “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did …

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Trump Mocks Oscars Ratings From Seven Months Ago In PA Speech About “American Manufacturing And Energy”

The Hill reports: Just days after taking on “The Hunt,” President Trump is hitting the Oscars, claiming “nobody wants to watch” the annual televised ceremony because viewers are tired of performers disrespecting “the people that won the election in 2016.” “The Academy Awards is on hard times now,” Trump said Tuesday, during a speech in Pennsylvania billed as focusing on …

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Trump Defends Linking Bill Clinton To Epstein’s Death: That Was A Retweet From A “Highly Respected Pundit”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his weekend decision to share an unfounded conspiracy theory on Twitter suggesting without evidence that former President Bill Clinton was somehow connected to the death of wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. “He is a very highly respected conservative pundit,” Trump said Tuesday of Terrence K. Williams, the man …

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Trump: People Who Swear Shouldn’t Have Guns

From the Hollywood Reporter: Never missing an opportunity to taunt a CNN employee, President Donald Trump joined his son Donald Trump Jr. in mocking anchor Chris Cuomo after a video of Cuomo arguing with an unidentified man was posted by a conservative media personality. After sending a more presidential tweet about Chinese currency devaluation, the media-critic-in-chief decided to double-down on …

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Trump And The Mooch Continue To Trade Shots

Business Insider reports: Anthony Scaramucci, the former short-lived White House communications director, blasted President Donald Trump as a “very weak troll” and “a bully” as their public feud continues to escalate. After Trump attacked Scaramucci as having “nothing to do with my election victory” and claiming he “just wanted to be on TV,” Scaramucci tweeted at Trump, “you’re losing your …

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US Farmers Face Growing Crisis Over Trump’s Tariffs

CNBC reports: U.S. farmers lost one of their biggest customers this week after China officially cancelled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products, a retaliatory move following President Donald Trump’s pledge to slap 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports. China’s exit piles on to a devastating year for farmers, who have struggled through record flooding and an extreme heat …

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The Mooch: Trump Will Turn On The Entire Country

The Huffington Post reports: Donald Trump’s short-time communications director and one-time pal Anthony Scaramucci attacked the president on Twitter with a chilling warning that Trump will eventually “turn” on the “entire country.” Trump lashed Scaramucci on Twitter earlier for his former friend’s criticism of him. Scaramucci, who served as White House communications director for a mere 11 days in 2017, …

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Glorious Leader Explodes At “Liberal Racist Hollywood”

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has claimed that Hollywood is racist in a new attack on the entertainment industry. While Trump offered up no examples, his comments came after Universal’s forthcoming satirical thriller The Hunt found itself caught in controversy this week. The film, starring Hilary Swank, imagines a vision of America that allows elites to hunt so-called “deplorables” for …

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Anti-LGBT “Author/Educator” To Speak At Straight Pride

Day by day their true agenda leaks out: Super Happy Fun America is excited to welcome Dr. Felecia Nace as a speaker at the Boston Straight Pride Parade on August 31st. Dr. Nace is an advocate for the right of children to embrace a straight lifestyle. She promotes maintaining schools that are free of adult gay topics. Dr. Nace is …

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MISSOURI: Armed Man In Body Armor And Military Fatigues Sparks Panic, Evacuation At Walmart [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues is “lucky to be alive” after being confronted at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter, a police official said. No shots were fired in the incident that happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, a city of around 160,000 in …

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FLORIDA: GOP To Register New Voters At Gun Show

The Tampa Bay Times reports: The Republican Party of Florida is planning to hold two voter registration drives at a South Florida gun show one week after two mass shootings ended with 31 people dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The party’s regional field director emailed supporters Thursday asking for volunteers to help register voters at the Pembroke …

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Trump Bragged About Crowd Sizes To El Paso Victims

Mediaite reports: According to recently released video, President Donald Trump marked his visit to an El Paso hospital treating victims of a mass shooting by bragging to staff about his crowd sizes and attacking Beto O’Rourke as “crazy.” El Paso-area KDBC-TV posted video provided to them of Trump meeting with hospital staff and shooting victims Wednesday in El Paso. During …

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Trump Attacks Joe Biden On Way To Console El Paso

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday bashed media coverage of a speech from former Vice President Joe Biden as he flew from Dayton, Ohio to El Paso, Texas, between meetings with first responders and survivors of the weekend’s mass shootings. Trump’s tweet came as all three major cable networks carried Biden’s speech in which the presidential candidate decried the …

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Trump Accuses Google Of “Illegally Boosting Negative Stories” About Him After Seeing Claims On Fox News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his administration is “watching Google very closely” after Fox News and the Fox Business Network aired segments suggesting the technology giant harbors bias against him and is working to thwart his reelection prospects. “It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did …

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China Halts Purchases Of US Agricultural Products

Reuters reports: China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and will not rule out levying import tariffs on American farm imports purchased after Aug. 3, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said early on Tuesday. The moves by China represent the latest escalation in its trade row with the United States that has unnerved global markets and investors. “Related Chinese …

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Baltimore Sun: Trump Is Dancing On The Graves Of Our City’s Dead Just To Win Points With His Adoring Base

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: Basking in the crowd’s adulation, he started listing the dangerous countries where the murder rate was, he believed, not as bad as Charm City’s. El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Every American should watch that tape so they may be spared the delusion that Mr. Trump’s criticism of Baltimore comes from a constructive place. …

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Trump After Intel Pick Disaster: I Have A Great Vetting Process, The Media Does It For Me And We Save Money

New York Magazine reports: Slapping together a nomination while watching television, without doing basic vetting beforehand, only to have the nomination collapse in humiliation — the process that occurred for Andrew Puzder, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, Ronny Jackson, and many others — is most people’s idea of a bad process. It has happened to Trump repeatedly. President Trump defended it …

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Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS If Reelected

Newsweek reports: During Thursday night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Donald Trump elicited a rapturous response from his supporters by claiming the U.S. is about to cure childhood cancer and end the AIDS epidemic. The president provided no evidence to support the assertion, and did not explain how or when he expects these hugely significant milestones to be achieved. Though the …

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