Trump Damage Report – 5/14/2017
Torch-bearing Nazis for Trump march, behavioral checklists, killing the poor, Callista’s papal prep, tape time, grab ’em by the checks and balances, commission for voter suppression, kleptocratic methodologies, obstruction, settlements in the dark, body batteries and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Sunday, May 14th, 2017. Trump didn’t just take the blue pill; he’s the dealer.
- Trump has lead The New York Times to assemble a checklist titled The Republican’s Guide to Presidential Behavior. The synopsis is that if you are president, you may attack people on twitter, delegitimize judges, refuse responsibility for military actions, accuse anyone without evidence, employ agents hired by hostile powers, assault the free press, accept foreign payments, intimidate witnesses, neglect crucial government positions, use an unsecured personal cellphone and email servers, hide visitors list, obstruct justice, promote family business, threaten military conflict, compare US intelligence agencies to Nazis, skip daily intelligence briefings, and more. With certainty, “have an affair while in office” will be added to this list.
- Trumpist Republicans are planning a gargantuan cut to programs for the poor, Politico reports. They expect to be going after annihilating the food stamp program which fights hunger; general welfare which helps people survive; and veterans’ benefits which provide a minimum quality of life for America’s military personnel. Trump is hoping they can cut enough to homeless veterans to pay his contractor friends for his stupid, useless wall. Making America Great Again is built on the corpses of the poor.
- Outspoken Trump supporter, white nationalist Richard Spencer lead a torch-carrying crowd of protesters in Richmond, The Washington Post reports. Throughout history, these men, when gathering together with torches and the inferno of actual Nazi hate and an urgent desire to change the world to fit their own twisted desires, the outcome has been a spreading, not a quelling – and countless millions of human beings died in these very same fires that could only be guttered when drowned by the unfathomable cost of blood to many nations. For those who know history, you know what these machine men – with machine hearts – gathered in one place at one time with torches means, and you will be horrified by the images in this story.
- Trumpist Republicans in the Senate are debating over how violently to screw the poor, specifically on Medicaid, Mother Jones reports. Cutting Medicaid will result in more American deaths the fastest and most efficiently.
- Trump adviser Newt Gingrich’s latest wife, Callista, is set to be named ambassador to the Vatican, CNN reports. While in the Vatican, we hope Callista prays that she does not get cancer, as Newt may leave her as well.
- If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress, Republicans and Democrats both agree, according to The Washington Post. At this point, we fully expect Trump to dump a garbage bag of scotch tape, duct tape, and blank VHS tapes on the floor of the Senate and flick everyone the middle finger before taking a steaming poop on the floor. 85 Republicans would call it a “bold move”.
- It’s a matter of time, Salon opines in a look at how close Trump is to impeachment in ‘Dead man lying’. There are several grand jury investigations underway, FBI, Senate and House investigations, and a push for an independent prosecutor.
- The painful truth about teeth in Trump’s America, The Washington Post reports on the third world country conditions that a truly embarrassing number of our citizens live (in pain) with.
- Is it time to move to Norway? The New York Times asks the tough, and unfortunately legitimate question of American liberals. Is this problem something that can be fixed? Or will white nationalism run its full, unerring course?
- Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s “finite” amounts of energy, The Washington Post reports. Trump believes that our bodies are born with sets amount of energy, like a battery, and once the energy is gone, it is gone. So he tries not to exercise too much, or encourage it in others.
- [VERACITY CLAUSE: None can confirm or source the legitimacy of or credibility of this assertion.] Rawstory has it that a sealed indictment has been issued against Trump. The supremacy clause of the Constitution prohibits the indictment from taking affect until after his administration is over, but it can serve as the foundation for impeachment hearings.
- Former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, tells everyone that U.S. checks and balances are “under assault” by Trump, The New York Times reports. He’s just grabbing them by the founding fathers’ intents, because when you are a star they let you do it.
- Just 29% approve of Trump firing the FBI Director who was investigating him for his connections to Russia, NBC reports. That 29% are insane and very much gullible, deplorable human beings who don’t quite grasp that Trump has betrayed them and would sell their organs for pocket change.
- Slate lays out the case for Trump’s obstruction of justice. Your key takeaway? His actions of constitute impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
- The case Preet Bharara was investigating on Russian money laundering when Trump fired him has been settled, in the dark, CNN reports.
- Trump’s new Commission on Election Integrity (could there be a more dystopian name?) will lead to massive voter suppression, The Nation reports.
- Intelligence expert Malcolm Nance described Trump’s perversions of statements as right out of the playbook of Russian active measures, Shareblue reports. Trump is employing the “Russian-style strategy of deceive, deny, make counter-accusations, and dare people to challenge the authenticity of what he says.”
- Trump is vacationing again this weekend at his golf club at taxpayer expense, The Hill reports. This is Trump’s 21st visit to a golf course since his administration began. He’s really a great golfer, truly fantastic and quite tremendous… and in fact, he should spend as much time golfing as humanly possible – we’ll happily continue to pay the exorbitant costs to keep him golfing.
- “White House of Grifters”, an op-ed about the kleptocracy Trump has installed in governance over what was formerly the American republic, is a must-read.
- Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Mark Warner said today that he would love to have Comey testifying in a public hearing, The Hill reports. One wonders what precious gems Comey has for us on Trump – and what interesting facts he could bring to light.
TAXPAYER COST FOR TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE TO DATE, AS OF MAY 14TH, 2017: $134,710,570.76
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