Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Maskless Trump Recoils From Offered Handshake

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump still won’t wear a mask in public, but he did take one conspicuous precaution when he recoiled from a handshake while disembarking from Marine One on his way to board Air Force One. On Saturday, Trump traveled to Cape Canaveral for the latest attempt at a joint Spacex Nasa launch, but it was the first …

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Writer: Trump Considered Role In “La Cage Aux Folles”

Tim O’Brien writes for Bloomberg: Donald Trump was at the steering wheel as we drove through the rain together on a New Jersey highway in 2005. He had recently considered taking the stage to play a politician in the Broadway comedy “La Cage aux Folles,” but he had other things on his mind as he glanced over at me. “I …

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Atlantic: Why Do Cultists Support “Unmanly” Trump?

Tom Nichols writes for The Atlantic: Why do working-class white men—the most reliable component of Donald Trump’s base—support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? The question is not whether Trump fails to meet some archaic or idealized version of masculinity. The president’s inability to measure up to Marcus Aurelius …

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Hairstylist Served Dozens Of Clients While Symptomatic

The Kansas City Star reports: A Great Clips hairstylist exposed dozens of clients to coronavirus while showing symptoms, Missouri health officials say. The stylist at a salon franchise in Springfield served 84 clients and exposed seven coworkers, the Springfield County Health Department said. The hairstylist also visited a Dairy Queen, Walmart and fitness center, officials said. The hairstylist exhibited symptoms …

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Fox Analyst: Trump Has No Authority To Override Govs

“As ill-advised as these gubernatorial orders are, as essential as is the right to worship, as fundamental as it is, as absolutely protected by the first amendment as it is, the president does not have any authority to override the governors. He could dispatch the DOJ to file lawsuits in federal courts and judges can override the governors. “But the …

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Biden Accuser Tara Reade Gets Dumped By Her Lawyer As College Denies Her Claim Of Having “Secret Degree”

The New York Post reports: Joe Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade and her lawyer have parted ways. Attorney Douglas Wigdor announced the split Friday just weeks after Reade, a former Senate sytaffer of Biden’s, hired the high-profile sex-harassment lawyer. In a statement, the Manhattan litigator did not provide a reason for the decision but said it had nothing to …

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Trump: US Will Not Close Again If Second Wave Hits

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan. “We are going to put out the fires. …

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Intel Agencies Have Hired Consultants To Learn How To Keep Trump’s Attention During Nat’l Security Briefings

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump, who has mounted a yearslong attack on the intelligence agencies, is particularly difficult to brief on critical national security matters, according to interviews with 10 current and former intelligence officials familiar with his intelligence briefings. The president veers off on tangents and getting him back on topic is difficult, they said. He has …

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Trump Says He’ll Stop Taking Malaria Drug This Week

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump indicated late Wednesday that he will finish his preventative hydroxychloroquine regimen “in a day or two.” “I think it’s two days. Two days,” Trump said from the Cabinet Room at the White House. Trump, who said he has tested negative for COVID-19, stated Monday he had been taking the drug daily for about a …

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Lupus Patient Believed Trump About Drug, Has COVID

Detroit’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Wisconsin woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years to treat lupus says the anti-malarial drug will not protect someone from COVID-19. Kim, who doesn’t want to show her face or give her full name, says after the pandemic began, she only left her Oconomowoc home to go the grocery store. But by mid-April, …

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Pelosi Worries For “Morbidly Obese” Trump’s Health

Yahoo News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s “not a good idea” for a “morbidly obese” President Donald Trump to be taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for COVID-19 — especially given his age and weight group. “He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the …

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Smartphone Data Suggests Protesters Spread COVID

The Guardian reports: Cellphone location data suggests that demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests – some of which have been connected with Covid-19 cases – are often traveling hundreds of miles to events, returning to all parts of their states, and even crossing into neighboring ones. The data, provided to the Guardian by the progressive campaign group the Committee to Protect Medicare, …

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Trump Photoshops Himself Into “Independence Day”

The latest from our relentlessly infantile leader: President Trump on Saturday posted a heavily doctored clip from the 1996 movie “Independence Day” featuring himself as Bill Pullman’s character delivering a motivational speech to GOP allies, who were also photoshopped into the video. Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity from Fox News, and several other Republican …

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Trump Presented With First Space Force Flag [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: President Trump on Friday was presented with the newly unveiled official flag of the U.S. Space Force (USSF) — the first official flag of a new U.S. military service in 72 years. President Trump on Friday was presented with the newly unveiled official flag of the U.S. Space Force (USSF) — the first official flag of a …

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Glorious Leader Hails His “Great Keyboard Warriors”

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump praised his “great keyboard warriors” on today as pro-Trump meme makers and social media personalities have prepared for the 2020 presidential election. The commander-in-chief said his army of online supporters were “far more brilliant” than anyone working in the advertising industry. At the time of writing, his late-night tweet has been liked and retweeted more …

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Trump Tours PPE Factory Without Face Mask [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday went without a mask during a visit to a Pennsylvania medical equipment distribution center, even as other government officials in his party wore face coverings around the facility. The president toured and made remarks at Owens & Minor Inc. in Allentown to tout his administration’s work in producing and distributing personal protective equipment …

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49% Of White Protestants: Trump Was Anointed By God

The Christian Post reports: The belief that President Donald Trump, as well as presidents in general, were “anointed by God” has increased considerably among church attendees, according to a recent report. Among white Protestants who attended church once a week or more, belief that Trump was anointed by God had increased from 29.6% last year to 49% this year, according …

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COVID Cluster Linked To Coughing Woman At Party

CNN reports: A birthday party was behind a cluster of coronavirus cases in Pasadena, California, according to health officials. A “large number” of extended family members and friends were at the party, the Pasadena Public Health Department said. One patient at the party was coughing and not wearing a face covering, health officials said, and other party guests were also …

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Trump: In My Mother’s Eyes I Could Do No Wrong So “Maybe That’s Why I Ended Up The Way I Ended Up”

The Associated Press reports: Reflecting on Mother’s Day this weekend, President Donald Trump said Friday that he could do no wrong in his mother’s eyes and perhaps that’s what framed his personality today. “I had a great mom. I loved my mom and she loved me, which … is probably not easy to do,” Trump told Fox News in an …

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Trump Team Mulls Staging Drive-In Campaign Rallies

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump is thirsting to hold campaign rallies again. And among his campaign and White House advisers, a possible solution has been discussed that could allow for such MAGA gatherings even in the midst of a global pandemic: the mostly defunct, rural tradition of the drive-in movie theater. According to three people familiar with the …

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