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The Republican’s Guide to Etiquette

We owe a debt of gratitude to the New York Times editorial boardScreen Shot 2017-10-10 at 1.18.02 PM for compiling a list of bad acts performed by the president of the United States that his fellow Republicans appear to be just fine with.

Republicans used to care a lot about how a president comports himself, and whether he acts at all times with the dignity his station demands.

But hey, that was then! In 2017, there’s a whole new bar for tolerable conduct by the commander in chief. Our original guide cataloged several dozen examples. Almost five months later, it’s clear that an update is necessary. This expanded list is meant to ensure that Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other congressional Republicans never forget what they now condone in a president.

If you are president during these dark days you may: “Mock a foreign leader with a demeaning nickname and threaten his country with nuclear annihilation over Twitter; call for the firing of ‘son of a bitch’ athletes who choose to exercise their right to free speech”; and refer to the White House as a “real dump.”

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Trump Blows Annual Secret Service Budget in Seven Months

1,000

Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.