Trump Damage Report – 9/29/2017
Donor class problems, tax lies ad nauseum, disaster disasters, Big Brother finds you critical on Facebook, viable options, red pen to plans, a people-are-dying story, what a thousand buys, and taxpayers stiffed for travel galore. All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Friday, September 29th, 2017.
- The big problem for Trumpist Republicans is their horrific donor base, American Prospect reports. The billionaire de-regulation donors have desires that run diametrically opposed to their actual base, and as a result, even the establishment Republicans are now considered “the enemy”.
- Trump is hoping to sell his tax plan, despite being riddled with lies, The Washington Post reports. His tax plan, summarized, pretends to cut taxes for everyone, but is mostly a shell game for everyone except the wealthiest, who receive a massive tax break.
- Puerto Ricans consider Trump’s response to the humanitarian catastrophe there a “disaster”, The Hill reports.
- Trump’s Department of Justice is demanding Facebook provide them with personal information of thousands of Facebook users who are critical of the administration, CNN reports. No, this isn’t a joke, nor is it The Onion.
- FactCheck.org took a red pen to Trump’s recent speech on taxes. They nearly ran out of ink.
- Russian-backed Facebook ads posted in favor of Trump as the “only viable option”, ABC News reports.
- Joe Scarborough responded to the recent comments by Trump and Alabama primary winner Roy Moore by saying I’m tired of the GOP being “the stupid party”, The Hill reports. A denial of science, climate change, evolution, and all data on gun violence and health care – the GOP has been the party of “stupid” for quite some time now.
- Kruggers of The New York Times tackles Trump’s deadly narcissism. Millions of Americans are suffering and will suffer immeasurably because this nation has as its head, a sociopath with malignant narcissism.
- Trump’s acting DHS Secretary said she was very satisfied with the handling of Puerto Rico and that it was a “good news story”, to which the Mayor of San Juan responded “This is not a good news story, this is a people-are-dying story.”, Politico reports.
- A millionaire Trump adviser says that Americans could buy a new car or renovate their kitchens with a $1,000 tax cut, HuffPost reports. If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.
- Trump’s VA chief took in Wimbleton, a river cruise, and more fully covered (with his wife) by taxpayers, The Washington Post reports. That makes an even baker’s dozen Trump cabinet members who have been guzzling down taxpayer dollars for private excursions and largess, following in Dirty Don’s footsteps.
- Trump’s Interior Secretary Zinke is also under increased scrutiny for his expensive use of private and government planes for side-ventures, Talking Points Memo reports.