Tag Archives: Idiocracy

CNN Host Grills Sarah Sanders: If Trump Thinks Rex Tillerson Is Dumb As A Rock, Why Did He Hire Him?

Mediaite reports: CNN host Alisyn Camerota grilled White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on President Donald Trump‘s tweet about former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being “totally ill equipped” — even though Trump was the one who thought he was qualified enough to appoint. Sanders replied with a non-answer — choosing to avoid the question and focus on how …

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Tillerson: Trump Was Unprepared During Putin Meeting

The Washington Post reports: Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared President Trump during a key meeting in Germany, putting the U.S. leader at a disadvantage during their first series of tête-à-têtes. The U.S. side anticipated a shorter meeting for exchanging courtesies, but it ballooned into a …

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Trump Wails: I Totally Did Not Have A Temper Tantrum

The Hill reports: President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday night to deny House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) characterization of his exit from a meeting with Democratic leadership earlier in the day. Trump left the meeting, which had been scheduled to discuss a potential infrastructure package, to hold an unscheduled press briefing in the Rose Garden, where he fired back at …

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Trump Junior Inks Book Deal, Twitter Has Field Day

Politico reports: Donald Trump Jr. has signed a book deal with Center Street Books, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, for a book “that will focus on politics, current events and the future of the MAGA movement,” according to a source close to him. Publisher Rolf Zettersten and Center Street editorial director Kate Hartson negotiated the deal with attorney …

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Trump Rages After Report On 1.7 Miles Of New Wall

Bloomberg reports: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the US$1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told. A lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests …

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Housing Head Flames Out On Common Housing Term

Mediaite reports: Political observers are not impressed that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson needed a tutorial on Tuesday to learn the difference between an Oreo and REO. Appearing before Congress for an oversight hearing, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-IA) asked Carson about disparities in REOs — a term which stands for Real-Estate Owned. As Porter explained, REO refers to …

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READ IT: Kris Kobach Gave White House Wild List Of Ten Demands Should He Be Named Immigration Czar

The New York Times reports: Access to a government jet 24 hours a day. An office in the West Wing, plus guaranteed weekends off for family time. And an assurance of being made secretary of homeland security by November. Those were among a list of 10 conditions that Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, has given to the …

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Trump Invites Cultist Dressed As Wall To Rally Stage

NBC News reports: President Trump’s wall isn’t here — but it did come by for a visit on Monday. At a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump spotted a man in the crowd dressed in a suit resembling a brick wall and invited him on stage. “The wall is being built as we speak,” Trump told the crowd, …

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Alabama Station Refuses To Air Show About Gay Rat

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show …

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Trump Threatens To Destroy Iran: We Will “End” You

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue a threat against Iran amidst escalating tensions between the United States and the Middle Eastern country. The threat comes just days after the New York Times reported that Trump was seeking to tamp down escalated tensions between his administration and Tehran, telling acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he doesn’t want …

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Trump 2020 Launches Contest For Millionth MAGA Hat

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign this week announced a fundraising contest to give away the millionth red “Make America Great Again.” The fundraiser states that anyone who contributes will automatically be entered into the contest for the signed hat. “President Trump is so excited about this accomplishment, that not only did he hand-sign the hat, but he …

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Fox Commentator Tomi Lahren: If The Plan Was To Turn Iran Into Glass, It Might Actually Solve The Problem

“Look, if the plan were to send a huge surge of land and war power to wipe out Iran and turn it into glass, that’s one thing. That might actually solve the problem. But we all know that’s not going to happen. Quick and decisive victories don’t prop up the military industrial complex people like John Bolton and the rest …

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Roger Stone Begs Followers For Food And Rent Money

The Bulwark reports: The latest Stone gambit: an email fundraising plea from Roger’s wife, Nydia, to support the Stone Family Support Fund, sent out Thursday afternoon with subject line “I am embarrassed to write this.” “We are not asking for a donation—but an ADVANCE, repaid by our pledge to do our best to contribute a like amount to what you …

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Trump Demands “Long Jail Sentences” For Treason

The Independent reports: President Trump on Friday asserted that his 2016 campaign had been “conclusively spied on” by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to “treason” and demanding jail time for those behind it. The president’s tweet comes days after Attorney General William Barr announced the appointment of a U.S. attorney to review the decisions that led to …

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Trump May Cancel Ireland Visit Because He Wants To Meet At His Golf Course, Ireland Wants Neutral Venue

The Irish Times reports: Disagreement over the location of a possible meeting between US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has thrown a potential visit to Co Clare by the president into doubt. While the Taoiseach’s preference is to meet Mr Trump in Co Clare, Irish officials are reluctant to meet the US president in his golf course in …

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ICE Director Nominee: I Can Tell Which Migrant Kids Will Grow Up To Be In Gangs By Looking In Their Eyes

Politico reports: Mark Morgan, the White House choice to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said during a Fox News interview earlier this year that he can judge the likelihood that an unaccompanied minor will become a gang member by looking into that child’s eyes. “I’ve been to detention facilities where I’ve walked up to these individuals that are so-called minors, …

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Connecticut Radio Station Rebrands As “Trump 103.3”

The Hartford Courant reports: Few people work harder than Donald Trump when it comes to self promotion, but now Connecticut radio station WDRC is doing it for him, rebranding itself as “Trump Radio.” The station’s brass is touting the new “ultra conservative talk” format — which is expected to be temporary — as the “brave new voice of freedom.” The …

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Trump Rages: New York City Hates “Joke” De Blasio

Politico reports: Never one to miss a chance to insult is political rivals, President Donald Trump piled on, mocking de Blasio by saying “Dems are getting another beauty” and saying “NYC HATES HIM!” in the Commander in Chief’s now signature ALL CAPS Twitter style when he REALLY wants to make a point. In de Blasio’s announcement video, the NYC Mayor …

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Sen. Ted Cruz Issues Warning About “Space Pirates”

CNET reports: Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, alluded to space pirates in opening remarks for a hearing on “The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges” before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space. Cruz referenced how the ancient Greeks and subsequent nations have called on naval forces to “protect water-borne travel and commerce from bad actors.” …

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Bill Barr Teases Pelosi: “Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?”

Fox News reports: Bill Barr did not mince words about his brawl with House Democrats when he ran into Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday on the sidelines of a Capitol Hill event. According to a source close to the attorney general, Barr approached her in a holding tent after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and asked whether she had …

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