It’s a start but we’re sticking with Lyft.
Banned CNN’s Jake Tapper tries to separate “ban” from ban from ban.
If you have noted — and possibly pointed out to a Trump supporter — that his press secretary, Sean Spicer, was lying when he said Trump’s inauguration drew the broadest audience in history, period, then Trump has you right where he wants you. Bloomberg columnist Tyler Cowen explains why focusing on facts ignores what’s really going on, and the real reasons Trump’s staff is lying.
Cowen points out that some hardened leaders use loyalty tests that ask their followers to go against conscience. Spicer and Kellyanne Conway are passing their loyalty tests with flying colors.
By requiring subordinates to speak untruths, a leader can undercut their independent standing…That makes those individuals grow more dependent on the leader and less likely to mount independent rebellions against the structure of command. Promoting such chains of lies is a classic tactic when a leader distrusts his subordinates…and it is part of the same worldview that leads Trump to rely so heavily on family members.
But there’s even more to it than that.
Holy crap, this is funny. Watch this Dutch satire show’s video (fake news?) that shows the rest of the world hears the Donald exactly the same way we do.
Here’s an oddly compelling look at the people brought to Trump Tower for sessions with the Donald during 10 weeks following the election. Our question: Why would so many people go to so much trouble to be ignored?
Donald Trump’s inauguration by the numbers, according to Reuters
We’re going to be feeling the feels on Inauguration Day — fear, sadness, disgust. We hope 44 is right, and our country is strong enough to withstand the next four years intact as a democracy. In the meantime, let’s make #ThanksObama a trending topic on the Twitter. If you tweet, go forward and let @BarackObama know you were glad he and his family made it through the past two terms and add what you’d like to thank him for the most.
Photo via Whitehouse.gov.
How about every moment?
To us, he seems like a bit of a bounder,
Though to his dad-in-law he’s a top advisor.
He’ll bring peace to the Middle East!
And he’ll set Russian banks unleashed!
The trouble is, nobody voted for Jared Kushner.