Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump: I Have “Total Confidence” In Jared Kushner

The New York Times reports: In a statement Sunday night, Mr. Trump praised his son-in-law and the work he has done in the White House. “Jared is doing a great job for the country,” he said. “I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of …

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Trump Unleashes Yet Another “Fake News” Rant

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were “fake news,” following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday …

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White House Omits Husband Of Luxembourg Prime Minister In Official Photo Caption, Lists Melania Twice

The Guardian reports: The Trump White House on Saturday omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders, taken at this week’s summit in Brussels. Destenay, a Belgian architect, married Bettel in 2015, becoming the first same-sex spouse of a leader of a European Union …

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Trump Hails Foreign Trip As A “Home Run” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip abroad was a “home run” and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord. Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to U.S. troops in …

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Lawyer: Kushner Is Ready To Talk To The FBI

The Associated Press reports: If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. …

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Trump Cancels Iowa Campaign Rally

Hmm. The Hill reports: President Trump has canceled a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was previously scheduled to be held next week. “Due to an unfortunate change in President Trump’s schedule, we will need to unfortunately postpone the previously schedule rally in Cedar Rapids,” a statement from the Trump campaign read. “President Trump will see you in Iowa …

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Lawyers May Start Vetting Trump’s Tweets In Advance

CNBC reports: The White House is considering having a team of lawyers approve Donald Trump’s tweets, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing an advisor to the president. Although the idea is under consideration, Trump aides told the Journal that such a procedure would be hard to put in place. If implemented, the move would certainly lift a burden …

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Trump Wishes Muslims “Joyful Ramadan” In Statement That Mostly Says “You Need To Stop Being Terrorists”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump issued a statement on Ramadan — a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world — that focused primarily on violence and terrorism. His statement was a stark contrast from the Ramadan message President George W. Bush issued in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, in which he emphasized how millions …

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Trump In Brussels: Germans Are Very Evil, They Sell Millions Of Cars In America And I’m Going To Stop That

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump is ready to fight Germany in an auto battle according to Germany’s Der Spiegel. Trump got a chilly reception at the NATO summit in Belgium after attacking fellow members. But he was caught pledging a battle with German automakers as part of his anger with “back dues” he feels the country owes to NATO. …

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Intelligence Leaker Trump Orders Justice Department To Root Out US Leakers Of Intel On Manchester Attack

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump Thursday ordered the Justice Department and other agencies to conduct a “complete review” of government leaks of sensitive information and hunt for culprits in the wake of a furor with Great Britain over publicly revealed intelligence. “The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “These …

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BRITAIN: Furious Theresa May To Confront Trump At NATO Meeting Over New US Leaks Of Terrorism Intel

The Guardian reports: Theresa May will confront Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence about the Manchester bomb attack when she meets the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels on Thursday. British officials were infuriated on Wednesday when the New York Times published forensic photographs of sophisticated bomb parts that UK authorities fear could complicate …

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Israel Changes Intelligence-Sharing Protocols With US In Wake Of Trump’s Blabby Leak To Russian Officials

Foreign Policy reports: Donald Trump disclosure of top secret Israeli intelligence to top Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office is not without repercussions. On Wednesday, Israeli Defense chief Avigdor Lieberman said his country tweaked its intelligence-sharing protocols with the United States after Trump’s off-script remarks. “I can confirm that we did a spot repair and that there’s …

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Game Of Thrones Author: Joffrey Is Now America’s King

Business Insider reports: “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin and star of the HBO series Kit Harington don’t think highly of President Donald Trump. In a new profile of Harington for Esquire, the two men weighed in on comparisons between the HBO hit fantasy drama and today’s politics. “I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” Martin told …

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Proposed Trump Budget Has $2 TRILLION Math Error

TIME Magazine reports: President Trump’s budget includes simple accounting error that adds up to a $2 trillion oversight. Under the proposed budget released Tuesday, the Trump Administration’s proposed tax cuts would boost economic growth enough to pay for $1.3 trillion in spending by 2027. But the tax cuts are also supposed to be revenue-neutral, meaning that trillion dollars is already …

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Wilbur Ross Cheers Lack Of Protesters In Saudi Arabia (Where Protesters Are Jailed Or Beheaded) [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross marveled Monday morning that there was not even “a single hint or a protester” anywhere in Saudi Arabia during President Donald Trump’s visit there over the weekend, conceding only at a CNBC anchor’s prodding that the lack of unrest could have been due to the Islamic kingdom’s lack of protections for freedom of …

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So This Happened Yesterday In Saudi Arabia…

Reuters reports: Images of U.S. President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains. The pictures were taken while Trump – on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe – along with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited …

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Trump Just CURTSIED Before The Saudi King [VIDEO]

John Aravosis reports at AmericaBlog: Conservative media is crowing that unlike President Obama, Donald Trump did not “bow” to the Saudi King. And they’re right. He curtsied. Mind you, Trump’s odd genuflect to the Saudi king comes after a campaign in which Trump regularly savaged the Saudis as sexist homophobes. Trump did this in an attempt to suggest that Hillary …

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Wall Street Journal: Trump Aides Staged Intervention To Curb Trump’s Self-Damaging Batshit Tweeting

The Hill reports: President Trump’s advisers reportedly held an intervention to tame his use of Twitter. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that aides called for an “intervention” to urge the president to use restraint on the social media platform, specifically pointing to some of his more incendiary claims posted there. Aides told Trump that his unfiltered tweets could “paint …

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REPORT: Trump Told Russian Diplomats That Firing The “Nut Job” Comey Eased Pressure Of Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, had relieved “great pressure” on him, according to a document summarizing the meeting. “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which …

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Trump Departs For Nine-Day Foreign Trip Amid Roiling Domestic Scandals, Nation Hurriedly Changes Locks

The Hill reports: President Trump set off Friday for his first foreign trip, a nine-day, five-stop tour of the Middle East and Europe that comes amid turmoil at home. rump said in a Friday morning tweet he’s excited for the trip. He tweeted Friday morning: “Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests – that’s …

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