Tag Archives: Trump in Trouble

Enumerati

Markets Predicting Trump Won’t Finish His Term

50%

According to the Betfair prediction market, there’s a roughly 50 percent chance that President Trump will not serve out his four-year term. There an approximately 20 to 25 percent chance that Trump doesn’t make it through 2017 without leaving office.

Enumerati

Majority of Americans Think Trump has Mental Problems

56%

A new SurveyUSA poll finds that 56% of Americans (including 1 in 4 Republicans) say President Trump “sometimes loses touch with reality.” Also interesting: 37% say Trump “is unable to distinguish between what is true and what is made up.”

Verbatim

Trump’s an ‘Enfant Terrible’

“At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. … But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things. … At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif.”

David Brooks

Verbatim

Corker Calls for White House to Get It Together

“The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order. It’s got to happen. Obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that’s happening.”

— Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), quoted by the Tennessean.

Verbatim

John Dean: It Won’t End Well for Trump

“How does it all end? Not well for Trump. I’m not too good at the tea leaves, I don’t think anybody is. I just can’t believe that there isn’t something there on the Russia matter, with Trump doing all that he’s doing. He’s throwing every signal out that he’s got a problem, and he’s trying to make it go away. So that’s why I say I can’t imagine it ending real well for him.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with New York Magazine.

Poetic Justice

Showdown, Meltdown — Shutdown!

We’re just 10 days away from a government shutdown,
And the Trump team’s heading for a Congressional showdown.
On the right, there’s the Freedom Caucus,
On the left, the Democrats are raucous,
So we’re predicting another Trump administration meltdown.

Enumerati

Transition Team Had an Unrealistic Timetable for Repeal and Replace

36 days

Washington Post: “The legislative timetable was hugely ambitious. One transition document, for example, called for Congress to complete work on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act by Feb. 24, or Day 36 of the administration. The GOP health-care bill wasn’t even introduced by that date and was pulled from a House vote last month after meeting fierce resistance, even from many Republicans.”

Poetic Justice

Indicted for Incitement

He said, “Get ’em outta here,” when he could have stayed silent,
Which a Kentucky judge says was an order, or guidance.
It’s what his supporters heard —
They took Trump at his word,
And so did the judge, who says the candidate incited violence.

Poetic Justice

Escape-a-Lago

Following the healthcare debacle, Trumpism’s looking bleak,
Between Comey and Ryan, it’s been a helluva week.
So it’s off to Mar-a-Lago
To give his golf game a go,
For the twelfth time in just nine weeks.

Poetic Justice

Missing His Mystique

All Donald Trump can do is grimace and glower,
After the Freedom Caucus sent his team to the shower.
Those GOPers don’t fear him,
Respect him or love him,
And it seems Trump’s lost his famed “mystique of power.”