Tag Archives: Donald Trump

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Stone: Trump Didn’t View Cohen as a ‘Political Genius’

“I don’t think the president regarded him as a political genius or was open to his desires in that area. And he had a tendency to discount any political advice that Michael would give him.”

— Roger Stone, on Meet the Press, about President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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Trump Can’t Do Irony and This Tweet Proves It

So as president he’s going to demand that the Department of Justice investigate whether the last president demanded that the Department of Justice investigate something?

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Joe Biden Doesn’t Like What the Trump White House Sniped About John McCain

But we doubt this is the lowest they will go.

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Trump, Bannon Like ‘Two Rats in a Bag’

“Steve Bannon’s spectacular fall from grace in Trump World is a big, salty, delicious bowl of schadenfreude from the political gods in celebration of the new year. … Now, like two rats in a bag, Trump and Bannon are tearing at one another in a delicious public spat that has every possible bit of drama, except Bannon drunkenly bellowing for a round of fisticuffs with all comers and Trump offering to compare the length of their relative manhoods on live television. They deserve one another in so many ways.”

Rick Wilson

Enumerati

Obama More Popular than Trump in Alabama

52% to 48%

A new Fox News poll in Alabama shows former President Obama is more popular in Alabama than Donald Trump. The poll shows Obama with a 52% favorability rating in the state, compared to Trump’s 49%.

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Eminem Flips Off Trump Supporters and Draws a Line in the Sand at BET Hip Hop Awards

Think you don’t love Eminem? Think again. The Michigan rapper laid it all out at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards: If you support Trump, well, you can’t play with Marshall Mathers anymore.

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Reminder: Donald Also Admitted He Sexually Harasses Women

Republicans and their media lapdogs are having a field day over movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s admissions that he sexual harassed actresses and female employees — trotting out the old “boeth sides do it” trope because Weinstein has contributed heavily to Democratic Party causes and candidates.

They conveniently forget that in the infamous “Access Hollywood” video, which surfaced one year ago this month, Donald Trump also admitted that he routinely uses his celebrity status to sexually harasses women. Since then 11 women have come forward with accusations against him.

To help them remember this important fact, we’re re-posting the “Access Hollywood” video.

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Newsweek Asks If Donald Believes in God

Having followed his buffoonery since the mid-1980s, I’d say the answer is no. Here’s a link to Newsweek’s cover story.

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The Best Answer Yet to Trump’s “S.O.B Athletes” Slur

Dale Hansen is a Dallas sportscaster, which makes him an unlikely champion of protest rights, but he does have a history of being on the right side. His recent commentary is an exquisite combination of disdain (noting that his foot hurt too while he served in the military, a reference to Donald Trump’s Vietnam deferments for a bone spur) and solemnity.

It’s an ill wind that blows no good, and Hansen’s response to Trump, along with many others, might show that if nothing else, Trump is affording us an opportunity to display our better selves as we oppose him.

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Macron’s Numbers Match Trump’s

36%

Le Figaro poll in France finds that just 36% of French citizens approve of President Emmanuel Macron after 100 days in office.