Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Gingrich Swats Down Chief Of Staff Chatter [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas …

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Trump Cancels White House Xmas Party For The Press

Fox News reports: President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly …

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Trump Junior: My Cheap Father Is A Xmas Re-Gifter

Extra TV reports: Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are getting into the holiday spirit. “Extra” spoke to the couple at the Daily Mail TV and DailyMail.com holiday party in NYC, where they dished on their holiday plans. Don said, “We’re gonna go down to Mar-a-Lago, so we’ll be in Palm Beach — my kids, her kid, my …

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House Cancels Hearing After Witness Revealed To Have Called For “Taxing And Regulating Homosexual Acts”

Politico reports: The House Education and the Workforce Committee postponed a hearing scheduled for today on the economic consequences of a $15 hourly minimum wage after homophobic and sexist blog posts surfaced that were penned by one of the Republican witnesses, San Diego State University economist Joseph Sabia. In a 2002 post published on his personal column “No Shades of …

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Sarah Sanders: I Hope I’m Remembered As Honest

I literally laughed out loud at this. Scared the cat. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that she hopes to be remembered as being “transparent and honest” when her tenure in the role comes to an end. Sanders’ remarks came while speaking at Politico’s “Women Rule” event on Tuesday with reporter Eliana Johnson about what she …

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Trump Claims People Would “Revolt” If He’s Impeached

From a lengthy interview with Reuters: On the domestic front, Trump waved off concerns that he could face the possibility of impeachment when Democrats, intent on greater oversight of the president, take command of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history …

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Glorious Leader Repeats Stupid Lie About Obama

PolitiFact reported on this stupid lie two years ago: $150 billion in exchange for nada does sound like a pretty terrible deal — but is that actually what was agreed upon? According to all the experts we talked with, Trump’s claim is inaccurate. “The best I can say is that he got the name of the country right. Almost nothing …

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Fox Hosts Deny Trump Just Threatened Gov’t Shutdown

Media Matters reports: Harris Faulker and Melissa Francis, two of the co-hosts on Fox News’ Outnumbered, vehemently denied that President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government unless he gets what he wants in negotiations with congressional leaders. Fellow co-host Marie Harf noted that during a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

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Pelosi Questions Trump’s “Manhood” Over Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: Moments after returning to Capitol Hill after an Oval Office standoff with President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi questioned Trump’s manhood and said the border wall was a matter of masculine pride. “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” said the California congresswoman. …

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GOP Leaders Aghast At Trump’s Border Wall Meltdown

Filed under infighting is funny: GOP leaders were left cringing by Trump’s vow to take responsibility for a partial shutdown and his promise not to blame Democrats. Asked if he had seen the exchange on television, Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), said, “I did, unfortunately. I wish I didn’t.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) threw up his …

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Piers Morgan Begs Trump: Make Me Your Chief Of Staff

Fortune reports: At least one person is willingly throwing their name into the ring: British commentator and former Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan. Morgan penned an open letter Tuesday in the British tabloid The Daily Mail, asking Trump to let him take the helm overseeing White House daily operations. While Piers notes his qualifications may not be immediately obvious when …

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Trump Declares Victory Over Migrant Caravan

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump has claimed victory over a “caravan” of Central Americans traveling to the U.S. who he sought to make a big issue in the midterm elections—saying the people are now heading home or remaining in Mexico after their entry to America was thwarted. The Trump administration was condemned after photographs showed mothers and infants at …

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Pentagon To Begin Withdrawing Some Border Troops

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before the holidays, the …

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Washington Post Launches New “Bottomless Pinocchio” Rating For Trump’s Most Frequently Repeated Lies

The Washington Post reports: The bar for the Bottomless Pinocchio is high: The claims must have received three or four Pinocchios from The Fact Checker, and they must have been repeated at least 20 times. Twenty is a sufficiently robust number that there can be no question the politician is aware that his or her facts are wrong. The list …

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Corsi Files $350 Million Blackmail Suit Against Mueller

NBC News reports: The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six …

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Trump: French Rioters Are Still Chanting My Name

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump sought to tie violent protests across France triggered by public anger over higher fuel taxes with the Paris climate accord, a treaty he has denounced. He also again claimed that protesters were “chanting ‘We Want Trump!’” He made the same claim on Tuesday, originally tweeted by Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk. Kirk’s information about crowd …

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Trump: Rex Tillerson Was “Lazy And Dumb As A Rock”

Glorious Leader is ever so pissed at his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who earlier today declared (on video) that his former boss is undisciplined, won’t read anything, much less his press briefings, and had to be talked about committing “illegal acts” multiple times. The infighting will never end. But now the press gets to resurface all of the …

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Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. took aim at Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Instagram in a post Thursday suggesting democratic socialist policies the incoming congresswoman espouses would lead to Americans eating dogs. On Sunday, the freshman Democrat questioned why so many top Republicans were aiming their criticism at an incoming freshman lawmaker rather than towards Democratic party leaders. “I’m …

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Trump Taps Former Fox News Host As UN Ambassador

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has decided to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the decision, Bloomberg News reports. Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April …

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Tariff Man: US Trade Deficit Hits Ten-Year High

The Associated Press reports: The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest since October 2008. The politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China rose 7.1% to a record $43.1 billion.  The goods gap with …

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