Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump Thanks Himself For Obama’s Energy Gains

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. On Sunday night Mr Trump said the US was “locked and loaded” and believed it knew who was …

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Kellyanne Conway: We Won’t Let Socialists Use Mass Shootings As An Excuse To Confiscate Guns [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said that the Trump administration won’t let “a bunch of liberals and socialists” use mass shootings carried out by “bad actors who should not have firearms in the first place” to take people’s guns from them. Bill Hemmer — filling in for Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday — brought up how Trump …

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Mike Pence Claims Triple Crown-Winning Horse Bit Him

USA Today reports: American Pharoah has it all these days. By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015, the horse secured a life of pampering and mating at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. He also enjoys visits from figures such as Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the horse on the farm in March …

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Trump Attacks “No Talent, Low Ratings” Joy Reid

Minutes after he “quoted” nobody in particular to again call himself a “Very Stable Genius,” Trump this morning attacked MSNBC host Joy Reid, who he has never heard of but definitely has no talent, low ratings, and is fake news. At this writing it’s not yet clear what prompted this rant and Reid’s Saturday morning show doesn’t start until 10AM. …

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Ivanka Trump: I Got My Moral Compass From My Father

Politico reports: At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents. Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman. And her father? He passed onto …

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Trump Suggests He Ended Rules For Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Because They Make Him Look “Orange”

The Week reports: After his administration rolled-back Obama-era energy efficiency rules for light bulbs, President Donald Trump complained that the environmentally-friendly lamps make him look orange because the light they emit is “no good.” Trump’s face has an orange glow, the source of which is unknown. A White House official told The New York Times the strange and seemingly-permanent hue …

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Twitter Won’t ID People Behind Nunes Parody Accounts

The Sacramento Bee reports: Twitter is refusing a judge’s request to disclose the identities of two anonymous social media users who are are critical of Rep. Devin Nunes and are being sued by the California Republican. Nunes, R-Tulare, demanded the names of anonymous writers through a lawsuit he filed in Virginia against them, Twitter and a Republican political strategist. The …

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Israel Planted Spy Devices Near WH, Trump Shrugged

Politico reports: The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying …

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Ted Cruz Worries “Deep State” Behind Bolton’s Ouster

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed concern Tuesday that “deep-state forces” are behind President Trump’s dismissal of former national security adviser John Bolton. “I sincerely hope his leaving the White House does not mean that the deep-state forces at State and Treasury—who have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the Obama Iran nuclear deal—have finally convinced …

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Bank Creates Market Index Based On Trump’s Tweets

CNBC reports: Donald Trump is tweeting more and it’s affecting the bond market. In fact, the president’s market-moving tweets ballooned in August as he hammered China on trade and went after the Federal Reserve on interest rates. In an attempt to quantify the impact of Trump’s tweets on the bond market, J.P. Morgan devised a “Volfefe Index” to analyze how …

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Trump Campaign Manager: He’s Building A Dynasty

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become “a dynasty that will last for decades,” transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California, Brad Parscale also said the campaign’s goal is to build a national army of 2 …

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Trump Pressures NOAA Into Disavowing Dorian Report

Mediaite reports: NOAA has released a statement essentially disavowing the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s tweet that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Dorian would hit Alabama. “The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time,” the statement reads. Soon after the unsigned …

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REPORT: Trump Aides Worry About His Mental State

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are growing more and more concerned about his mental state after days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations. “No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. “His …

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GOP To Cancel Presidential Primaries In At Least Four States So Trump Isn’t Embarrassed By Any Challengers

Reuters reports: Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump’s long-shot primary challengers. Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans. The moves …

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WH Official: It Was Trump Himself Who Drew On Map

The Washington Post reports: He posted nine tweets and five maps about Alabama and the big storm. He defended a doctored hurricane map that had been altered with a black Sharpie to include the state. And he had his White House release a 225-word statement defending his erroneous warnings that Alabama was “going to get a piece” of the storm. …

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Twitter Has Field Day With Insane #Sharpiegate

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has been widely mocked after he displayed a map showing Hurricane Dorian’s projected path in the Oval Office which appeared to have been altered with a marker pen to falsely show it was expected to hit Alabama. Thousands of people have tweeted using the #Sharpiegate hashtag (alluding to the famous marker pen brand) following the …

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Trump Displays Map Altered With Sharpie To “Prove” His Claim Alabama Was Once In Path Of Hurricane Dorian

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian’s original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm’s trajectory continuing toward Alabama. Trump later told reporters that he did not know anything about the changed map, but was adamant that original forecasts called for Alabama …

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Pentagon Diverts $3.6 Billion To Trump’s Border Wall

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected but said details will be available Wednesday after members of Congress are notified. They …

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Trump Quotes Dobbs: Dems Are Now The Party Of Hate

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump last night watched and tweeted quotes from Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs going off on the FBI and the president’s critics. Dobbs was speaking with Alan Dershowitz and asking about when people like James Comey will be held accountable. At one point Dobbs said, “The ideal here is that we have a nation right now that …

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Trump’s Tweetstorms Linked To Falls In Stock Market

CNBC reports: If President Donald Trump wants to keep his strong stock market gains, he may want to stay off Twitter. Days when Trump tweets a lot are associated with negative stock market returns, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Tuesday in a report. The brokerage’s chief equity strategist, Savita Subramanian, wrote in a note that “since 2016, days with …

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