You know how much Trump criticized Obama for golfing? Apparently that criticism doesn't apply to him when he spent so much of taxpayer money going down often to his private club in Florida. "I'm going to be working for you. I'm not going to have time to go play golf". ... Yuh-huh.
You know how President Trump was all upset that his inauguration crowd wasn't as big as Obama's.. and he insisted it was? Hah USA Today
Trump's Team Skipped Ethics Course-(which explains a LOT)
The documents suggest the program could have better prepared officials for working within existing laws and executive orders, and provided guidance on how to navigate Senate confirmation for nominees and political appointees, how to deal with congressional and media scrutiny, and how to work with Congress and collaborate with agencies — some of the same issues that have become major stumbling blocks in the early days of the administration.”
Is the White House now just another Trump Inc subsidiary?
So Much for Trump being *presidential*
President Trump’s speech to Congress prompted the press to act like a parent rewarding a toddler for not throwing up at the dinner table. It set the bar rather low, as he reminded the world over the weekend.
Going to write more about Trumpcare after I read some articles about it in the next few days but one small observation-why was a tax cut for the rich slipped into it?
Did Trump forget he was president?
“It looks as if the president just for a moment forgot that he was president,” Hayden said on Fox News on Monday. “Why didn’t he simply use the powers of the presidency to ask the acting director of national intelligence, the head of the FBI, to confirm or deny the story he apparently read from Breitbart the evening before?”
Hayden, a critic of Trump during the campaign, has served in national security roles in both Democratic and Republican administrations. In addition to the top job at the CIA, he has served as director of the National Security Agency and as principal deputy director of national intelligence.
On Saturday morning, Trump unleashed a series of tweets claiming Obama had wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election. Trump provided no citations to back up the claim, and a spokesman for the former president branded the accusation “simply false.”
Is Trump's version of tweeting out baloney just a version of #TrumpFakeNews? Today it's stupid stuff about Gitmo detainees-Can this idiot spend even a modicum of time looking to see what the FACTS are? He's SURROUNDED by people to help him, but he instead reacts to television shows that dont' even say what his garbled mind THINKS they do. Unlike some others, I'm glad Trump tweets, because then you can see how rash he really is.
President Trump used Twitter on Tuesday to again bash predecessor Barack Obama — this time in a false claim about Guantanamo Bay prisoner releases — and to promote the release of the new House health care bill.
Trump said that "122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!" However, more more than 90% of those detainees were released during the George W. Bush administration, not that of Obama.
Single worst quote in the Trump wiretapping mess-Even if it turns out not to be true
Under this logic, Trump can say and do anything — even if he knows it's not based in fact — because it has the potential to be good for him politically. His base believes in the idea of the “Deep State” — the cabal of reporters and establishment types who control everything and have screwed up the country for years — and so charges about what the Deep State is allegedly doing will always work, even if there is no truth to them.
Down that road lies real danger to the country. One of the responsibilities of being the most powerful person in the country is that you don't just say stuff you aren't sure is true because it will a) further a pet theory you have and/or b) score points with your political base.