Trump Damage Report – 9/3/2017
Coal exec runs mine safety, climate denier runs NASA, North Korea’s nuke test leads Trump to attack China and South Korea, attacking the free press, re-do pretense, dwindling base, Trumpist poodles, who’s on drugs?, EPA toxic waste part 2, and Obama’s letter. All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Sunday, September 3rd, 2017.
- A climate change denier and political hack, Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has been nominated by Trump to serve as NASA Administrator, The New York Times reports. This isn’t satire, though it may sound like it.
- Following this, Trump wants to put a former coal executive in charge of mine safety, HuffPost reports. The future families of dead coal miners will not be comforted by the fact that we know about this now, here in the future’s past.
- John McCain tells foreign allies: Despite Trump’s actions, America is still comitted to you, Time reports.
- In action after action, Trump appeals primarily to his dwindling base, The Washington Post reports. Trump is well known for having a very small base, which usually accompanies small hands.
- Trump is pretending to be hands-on in his re-do of a visit to the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast, The Hill reports.
- Action Trump (Redo Edition) on the scene has so far explained that his hands are too big to fit into gloves, praised how happy everyone is, and tweeted that he is considering stopping ALL trade to China in light of North Korea detonating a nuke test.
- Trump praised the Coast Guard, and then attacked the American free press while in Texas, The Hill reports.
- Trumpist Senator Roy Blunt rolls over like a poodle saying that he thinks its a mistake to get into a fight with Trump, The Hill reports. Blunt is hoping that Trump may at some point scratch him behind the ears for being a good wittew boy.
- Trump lawyer asks reporters “Are you on drugs?” after being questioned regarding the investigations and their relevance to firing FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating the Trump connection to Russia at the time, Business Insider reports. No, but we’d like very much to see the orange menace drug tested. We do know he isn’t taking anything for his late-stage syphilis.
- Trump’s EPA blasted Associated Press journalists over a report about the EPA not being anywhere even remotely close to the flooded Houston toxic waste sites, Business Insider reports. The EPA mentions that they are using “aerial imaging” of the sites. Which, yes, means they are nowhere near any of them.
- Defense Secretary and next-one-gone James Mattis issued a stark warning to North Korea, offering a “massive military response” if it threatens the US or its allies, The Hill reports. When asked about whether or not we’d strike first, Trump said “We’ll see.” It is worth remembering that if Trump orders an attack on North Korea, there is no one in the United States government or chain of command who is legally entitled to stop him.
- After the North Korea Nuclear Test, Trump’s harshest words were for… South Korea, The New York Times reports. Trump accused South Korea of “appeasement”, and has threatened to pull out of trade deals with them.
- Obama left Trump a parting letter, which CNN has now published in its entirety. Take a look and read it to see what class in the oval office sounds like.
- Al Franken offers that “I don’t think that this president is equipped to handle the job”, The Guardian reports. Mentally, physically, or psychologically, he is ill-equipped to serve french fries – let alone act as our commander-in-chief.