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.