Trump Damage Report – 4/9/2017
Crazy fat kids with weird hair, regime change, Obama’s was bigger, Tillerson pretends to diplomacy, distraction via expensive missile, settling, learning to be okay with nuclear options. All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Orange is definitely not the new black.
- Trump deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland has been told to step down after less than three months after being appointed previously to serve with the Traitor Flynn, Bloomberg reports. No word yet as to whether or not she’ll be requesting immunity during the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia.
- Trump National Security Advisor Ryan McMaster, who replaced the Traitor Flynn, has said he is eager for regime change in Syria, Politico reports. While chemical weapons use and humanitarian concerns are definitely justification for action, let’s bear in mind the last idiot Republican administration’s “Mission Accomplished” approach that led us to spend trillions of dollars and 4,424 American soldiers dead.
- President Obama, in contrast to Trump, had a much, much bigger, more impressive…plan to engage in targeted strikes again Syria, The Washington Post reports. Republican congresscritters at the time said that the planned strikes, which were larger and more expansive than Trump’s, would have amounted to pinpricks. Those same Trumpist Republicans now praise Twitler’s tinier strike as “achieving a clear military objective” despite Assad using the same airbase within 24 hours to launch another attack.
- Captain Planet villain and Secretary of the Hollow State, Rex Tillerson, had a differing statements from the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on the subject of Syria. Tillerson says that the Syrian people will decide Assad’s fate, which is tantamount to saying we’re staying out of it. Haley, in contrast, is saying Assad has to go in what is fiery language in speeches to the UN, saying “We don’t see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there.”
- Democratic Representative Ted Lieu says what we’re all thinking on Bill Maher’s show on Friday about the missile strikes in Syria. “If you are facing possible collusion with Putin, you just might want to distract people.”
- Trump said repeatedly during his campaign that he never settled lawsuits. He always, always fights them. He said in the March 2016 debate, verbatim, “I don’t settle cases.” Earlier this week Trump settled the lawsuit with the victims of his Trump University scam. On Friday, Trump settled a lawsuit with chef Jose Andres after Andres pulled out of lease to open a restaurant in Trump Hotel after Trump called Mexicans rapists and drug dealers. In case it isn’t clear, Trump lies. Trump does not lie like politicians do, once every speech or every other speech, but rather a lie every few seconds.
- The feistier half of Senate Mean Girls troupe, Senator John McCain, said on CNN that it was a big mistake to use the “nuclear option” to blow up the filibuster rules to force through Trump’s pick for Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. We partially agree with McCain. On the one hand, it’s bad news right now. On the other hand, Trump will ensure the Republican Party self-immolates and ensures irrelevancy in any forthcoming election.
- Rightly, Democrats have no regrets after the “nuclear option” was invoked, Politico reports. They knew that Trump wasn’t intending to be reasonable or rational with future Supreme Court Justice picks, and that the immense benefit to having the ability to ensconce Democratic picks when the tables are inevitably turned will yield wonderful results.
- Trump-enabling Senator John Cornyn, who infamously equated gay people seeking marriage equality to bestiality with a box turtle, said today that he doesn’t expect the government to get shutdown as a result of Republicans debating themselves, The Hill reports. “There’s not going to be a shutdown, I’m confident that we’ll come up with something that everybody can live with.” he said, with apparently no clear understanding as to the insanity of his own party.
- Hillary Clinton said down for a 45-minute conversation with The New York Times on stage at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit earlier in the week. In the interview, Hillary characterized the mindset of some Trump voters as, “I don’t agree with him, I’m not sure I really approve of him, but he looks like somebody who’s been president before.” Which, unfortunately for America, means she still hasn’t figured out why she lost. We would strongly recommend Hillary delete Jennifer Palmieri, Robby Mook, and Nate Silver from her smartphone contacts list and add Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Maddow, Bernie Sanders – with a request that they explain to her in detail why it is she lost. Hint: It was not that she didn’t look like someone who had been President before. The person who won didn’t look anything like anyone who has ever been President before, and the person she was running to follow didn’t look like anyone who has ever been President before. Exit polls, of which are there a ton, could be something Hillary might want to take a glancing look at.
- A private helicopter owned by TrumpCorp landed at the newly-built helipad at Trump’s Winter Palace, Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach Daily News reports. Trump was not on the helicopter that landed at the helipad built on his property that was constructed using taxpayer funds.
- Exxon CEO and person who happens to be theoretically in charge of our diplomacy with other nations, Secretary of the Hollow State, Rex Tillerson, tells us that despite Trump’s promise, there was no conversation with Mexico about paying for the stupid border wall.
- Trump has deployed a carrier strike group to head towards the Korean peninsula as tensions build with North Korea, The Guardian reports. Both nations are under the direction of a megalomaniacal, crazy fat kid with weird hair, a cult of personality, and zero regard for human life and decency – so what could possibly go wrong?
TAXPAYER COST FOR TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE TO DATE, AS OF APRIL 9TH, 2017: $102,028,571.06
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