Tag Archives: Idiocracy

NYC Couple Spent Millions Backing Anti-Vax Movement

The Washington Post reports: A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events — including two forums this year at the epicenter of measles outbreaks in New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Hedge fund manager and philanthropist …

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Trump Campaign Claims $24.8M Haul In Last 24 Hours

Axios reports: The head of the RNC and the communications director for President Trump’s 2020 campaign announced Wednesday that Trump’s re-election effort had raised $24.8 million “in less than 24 hours.” A Trump campaign official told ABC News that the sum is a combination of about $14 million from the Trump campaign and about $10 million from the Trump Victory …

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Sanders “Seriously” Mulling Bid For Arkansas Governor

Politico reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the outgoing White House press secretary, is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas, according to three people who have spoken to her in recent days. While Sanders and her associates have been quietly talking about the possibility for months, sometimes in jest, she has shown renewed interest in the prospect as she’s started contemplating …

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Trump Rented Buses Across Florida To Pack Rally

The New York Times reports: Despite weeks of hype from the president and his campaign, the official kickoff rally for a re-election campaign that he has been running since the day he took office was, in the end, just another rally. Mr. Trump had no new campaign message to unveil. He had no new theory of the case to mount …

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Trump Campaign Manager: The US Is “Too Complex Now” For Anybody To Rely On Accurate Polling [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale argued in an interview Tuesday that the country is “too complex now” to rely on polls. Speaking to CBS News before Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla., Parscale followed Trump’s lead in questioning the validity of recent polls. “There are so many ways and different people who …

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Orlando Cultist To MSNBC: Trump Doesn’t Lie [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: NBC News political reporter Monica Alba interviewed a Trump supporter who said she would be voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 because “He doesn’t lie.” “What’s the main reason you’ll vote for him again?” Alba asked. The woman replied that Trump is “one of the best presidents that we’ve had for a very long time,” and then …

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Trump Issues Vague Threat On Deporting “Millions”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a vague threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants next week, though he did not provide details and administration officials did not respond to requests for clarification. The tweets came hours before the President is set to officially kick off his 2020 bid. He launched his 2016 campaign vowing to take …

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CNN’s Jake Tapper: Trump Is “Untethered To The Facts”

Talking Points Memo reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper opened today’s The Lead by reviewing the dust-up over and fallout from Team Trump’s internal poll numbers. To review: Trump initially denied the reporting on the internal polling showing him losing to Joe Biden in several key states. Then ABC News obtained that data. And the fallout ended with pollsters being fired. Given …

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US Ends Aid To Guatemala, Honduras, And El Salvador

Axios reports: The State Department announced Monday afternoon that it is cutting off any further aid to Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador until the countries take “concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border.” This move has been in the works since March, with President Trump ramping up pressure on the three Central American …

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SAD: Trump’s ABC News Special Draws Lousy Ratings

TV By The Numbers reports: Are Americans growing tired of the Trump show? President Donald Trump’s interview with ABC News made serious headlines last week before its airing in full Sunday night, but according to the ratings, viewers were not all that interested in the hourlong special. The interview had fewer viewers than Celebrity Family Feud, which aired in the …

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Trump Unveils New Nickname For Democratic Field

Glorious Leader’s latest nickname comes due to this: For days, aides to Trump have tried to figure out whom to point the finger at over the leak of the data, which infuriated the president. In continuing to discuss it, aides violated a long-held unofficial rule of campaigns not to comment publicly on internal polling, even if the numbers leak. The …

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ISRAEL: New “Trump Heights” Town Doesn’t Exist

Haaretz reports: In huge gilded letters (what else?), on a piece of synthetic lawn (of course), a large sign was erected in the Golan Heights, as if taken directly from the best of comedy sketches. Ramat Trump, or Trump Heights, will be built here. Even the strong gusts, which made it difficult to put up the scenery, gave this ridiculous …

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Trump Ejects Mulvaney From Interview For Coughing

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump appears to have booted acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney from the Oval Office for coughing during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “Let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump said in the footage released by the network. “I don’t like that, you know. I don’t like …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Calls For US Strike On Iran

CBS News reports: Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, one of the most hawkish members of Congress, urged the Trump administration to order a military strike against Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers in the Middle East — a move he said will send the government in Tehran a message that the U.S. will not stand idle as commercial …

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Trump Floats Remaining In Office After Second Term Because “People Would Demand That I Stay Longer”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday floated the possibility of staying in office longer than two terms, suggesting in a morning tweet that his supporters might “demand that I stay longer.” The president has previously joked about serving more than two terms as president, including at an event in April where he told a crowd that he might …

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Trump Has Now Accused People Of “Treason” 24 Times

Axios reports: President Trump has accused people or entities of committing treason at least 24 times since he was elected, according to a Factbase record of his comments. His most recent target is the New York Times, which published a story on Saturday reporting that the U.S. is stepping up its online attacks on Russia’s power grid. Treason is one …

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Trump Accuses New York Times Of “Virtual Treason”

The New York Times reports: The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said. Advocates of the more aggressive strategy said it was long overdue, …

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Trump Sprung “Border Czar” On WH And Border Czar

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s announcement on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning that Tom Homan would be his new “border czar” appears to have been premature. Homan, a Fox News contributor, was caught by surprise by the announcement. Two senior White House officials acknowledged the details of a position are still being worked out and conversations are ongoing. Trump’s announcement …

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Glorious Leader: Markets Will Crash If I Lose In 2020

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday simultaneously attempted to talk up his economic achievements while warning of financial doom and gloom if he is not reelected in 2020. While a number of traditional economic indicators, including unemployment and job growth, have continued to be a positive for the Trump administration, a recent survey from Bankrate.com found that nearly half …

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WH Celebrates Flag Day With Dry-Humping Photo

Raw Story reports: The White House celebrated Flag Day by tweeting out a photo of President Donald Trump pawing an American flag — and social media users were disturbed and disgusted. The holiday, which marks the adoption of the flag in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress, falls each year on Trump’s birthday. The official government account tweeted out a …

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