Thankfully, enough Americans recognized your immorality and incompetence and lack of human feeling so profound that the suffering and death so much a part of your presidency didn’t appear to affect you at all. They chose Joe Biden in November, making you truly accountable for perhaps the first time in your life.
One question that will be answered over time is whether Trump will continue to be uniquely gifted in putting a match to the gasoline. Or has the political, cultural and economic mix become so combustible that any spark can set it off regardless of which party or person is in office?
Trump demanded that the legally cast votes of American citizens not be recorded in a historic act of disenfranchisement that would essentially destroy our democracy.
Trump accuses Democrats of “stealing” the election by voting for someone other than him.
Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life.
The election is still three months away and the president is saying that it will be fraudulent. So why doesn’t he use this time to fix it? He’s the president… can’t he do that?
The fact is, he can’t fix voter fraud because even Republicans say that it doesn’t exist.
The U.S. economy suffered its worst period ever in the second quarter, with GDP falling a historic 32.9%.
Neither the Great Depression nor the Great Recession nor any other slump over the past two centuries have ever caused such a sharp drain on the economy.
The president is pushing the coronavirus theories of a Houston doctor who also says sexual visitations by demons and alien DNA are at the root of Americans’ common health concerns.
The American public faces one great and morally urgent task above all others between now and November: to do everything in its power to remove from the presidency a self-pitying man who is shattering the nation and doesn’t even care.
Many of those supporting the anti-Trump movement were once supporters of the president, but now they say their rights are being infringed upon by the illegal use of federal agents against American citizens. “It’s like the worst movie plot coming true,” one self-described patriot and former Trump supporter said. “Trump was a good guy at first, but now he is acting like a dictator and imprisoning those that oppose him… People don’t like saying it, but it really is like the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany.”
Trump’s disdain for testing and wearing masks, and his lack of implementing any national response, has creating a staggering human toll.
Trump owns this crisis. This is his legacy. This is what failed leadership looks like.
President Trump continues to generally oppose masks amid a raging pandemic that claimed the lives of at least 134,815 Americans.
Trump is also potentially putting millions of American children at risk by insisting that schools reopen. His delusional view of the virus — mainly that it’s “harmless” — serves his political agenda of getting the economy moving and the country back to “normal” ahead of the fall election.
President Trump has called many things hoaxes over the years — the investigation into his 2016 campaign’s dealings with Russia, his impeachment, global warming — but on Monday he called into question the existence of an epidemic that has killed more than 135,000 Americans.
It seems that Trump did just what he said he would do: He built a wall around America. He just never told Americans that they would be stuck inside.
Trump’s struggle to deliver a concise argument for his reelection has alarmed Republicans who hope he can articulate a vision for our country, even if he has none.
The move by the EPA defies a court order that required the agency to establish a safe drinking-water standard for the chemical by the end of June. Instead of regulating the toxic chemical, the EPA overturned the underlying scientific finding that declared perchlorate a serious health risk for five million to 16 million people in the United States.
For all their handwringing since he crashed the Republican party, GOP lawmakers have never seemed to care too much about the fact of Donald Trump’s racism. Instead, their biggest concern has been his inability to hide it.
After defending the honoring of Confederate figures on monuments and military bases, Trump attacked Black driver Bubba Wallace and criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag, said democrats were fascists, and tweeted a video of a supporter yelling ‘White Power.”
Is this how Trump intends to make America great again?
In a stunning ruling, the Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and took the country back to the dark ages by stating that the government has the authority to prevent women from obtaining birth control.
A racist president trolls his enemies with a rally on a historically significant day.
The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions.
The repeated warnings didn’t appear to catch the president’s attention. Trump routinely skips reading the intelligence briefs and even ignores the oral summaries he receives from intelligence staff two or three times each week.
Cohen admitted to helping facilitate hush money payments to two women who alleged past affairs with Trump.
The book rests upon firsthand interviews, transcripts, court records, and prior reports. It also contains a detailed appendix that lays out its sources. Said differently, even if you are a hard core Trump supporter, believing at least 50% of the book should be a no-brainer.
In effect, Mr. Trump was accusing the world’s leading health organization of making all of the mistakes that he has made since the virus first emerged in China and then spread rapidly.
With the death toll in this country soaring, Trump is focused on the same thing he is always focused on: himself.
A significant part of Fox News’ coverage had been aimed toward framing the response to coronavirus as unwarranted hysteria. The often-dismissive messaging from Fox News hosts was particularly notable, given that, like other cable news channels, the viewers who make up the network’s audience skew older and are, thus, the most vulnerable to the disease.
Much of America’s suffering is directly attributable to one dreadful fact: that Donald Trump is president of the United States. While people lay dying and bodies are heaped into refrigerated trucks, he brags about his ratings. No where in American history has there been such an out of touch, elitist, arrogant, and completely incapable leader.
Until earlier this week, Donald Trump downplayed the disease’s danger and overstated the extent to which the United States had “control” over it, and Republicans overwhelmingly continue to say that the threat from the virus had been exaggerated.
Pence is not alone. He is behaving in a way that Republicans have come to regard as normal. They must engage in the increasingly farcical exercise of praise for Trump
Infighting, turf wars and a president more concerned with the stock market and media coverage than policy have defined the Trump White House. They have also defined how it has handled a pandemic
Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision- making process and has failed to communicate the rationale to Congress or U.S. allies around the world, but instead offered “tweets, threats and tantrums” that prove the Republican president to be “dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”
From tax cuts for the wealthy, to slashing food stamps for the poor, Trump is unabashedly robbing from the poor to give to the rich
Ambassador says quid pro quo came at “express direction of the President”
The question is: What should Americans expect from their President?
“If this is not impeachable conduct, what is? Does the oath of office itself — requiring that our laws be faithfully executed, that our President defend our Constitution that balances the powers of its branches, still have meaning?”
Donald Trump, Jr outed the alleged whistle-blower in clear violation of federal law. Will he be held accountable? Probably not. But even Fox News understands the law and has instructed its hosts to not identify the individual in question. The question is, will such blatant violation of the law go unpunished?
Obstruction of Congress is all but certain to be introduced as an article of impeachment, just as it was five decades ago when the House impeached then-president Richard Nixon.
Regardless of your political affiliations, this is not a moment to cheer
As a country, we can either have tax cuts for the wealthy, or for the poor and middle class. We can’t have both.
Donald Trump’s national security adviser wants a war… any war will do.
New York attorney general says charity functioned “as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.”
Why are Americans sleeping when facts are thrown at their feet that show that their president is a crook?
Buoyed in part by a strong stock market and generous tax cuts courtesy Donald Trump and the Republicans, the 400 wealthiest Americans delivered a record-breaking year.
Mr. Trump’s advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president’s lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Mr. Trump’s understanding is like a “fifth or sixth grader.”
Kaepernick kneeling became something greater as the gesture spread, just as it was also corrupted by spin as President Donald Trump made it about the flag, the troops and the anthem — and about patriotism. People who knew better said no, it is about injustice, but that argument was lost in a blizzard of presidential tweets and paranoid, knee-jerk NFL owners.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that are suffering. And the republicans have learned that if you tell this growing group of downtrodden that you will solve their problems, they will vote for you, despite the mountains of evidence that demonstrate that the republican’s policies will hurt these people even more, and transfer gigantic sums of money from those with less to the very rich. In other words, the republicans depend on American’s stupidity.
Of all the powers held by the president, the least checked or balanced is his authority over the world’s mightiest arsenal. He exercises this awesome, civilization-ending power alone.
To all the people living in coal country that voted for Donald Trump on the promise that he would revive the industry: It ain’t gonna happen.
The specific dissonance of Trumpism—advocacy for discriminatory, even cruel, policies combined with vehement denials that such policies are racially motivated—provides the emotional core of its appeal. It is the most recent manifestation of a contradiction as old as the United States, a society founded by slaveholders on the principle that all men are created equal.
n his departure, the nationalists lose their leader while some of Trump’s key campaign promises—the border wall, for example—still go unfulfilled. Bannon famously kept a whiteboard full of those promises in his office, checking them off as they were fulfilled.