Trump Damage Report – 7/31/2017
Mooch bus-chucked, Putin’s regret, disenfranchisement czar, war on science silver lining, icy standoffs, Zinke’s spotlight, Christie’s nacho moment, diva’s demands, Kelly’s distraught Comey call, secrecy non-disclosure, and eating Republican brains. All this and more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Monday, July 31st, 2017.
- Trump has fired The Mooch, according to The New York Times. Mooch lasted 10 days. He has now received his Trumpist reward. His…eternal reward.
- Putin’s bet on Trump has backfired spectacularly, The New York Times reports. The relationship between the United States and Russia is at the worst state it has been in for decades, and Russia is now subject to increasing sanctions.
- Trump’s voter disenfranchisement czar, Kris Kobach, may eliminate the ability for millions of Americans to vote, The Washington Post reports. Kobach is a champion of voter suppression in the name of assuaging the non-existent “problem” of voter fraud.
- Trump’s war on scientists has an unexpected positive side effect, Mother Jones reports. Scientists are now running for office! More than a dozen candidates for office have announced campaigns for Congress who come from scientific backgrounds, and the trend appears to be picking up.
- For Trump and his Klan Keebler Jeff Sessions, a warm beginning turned into an icy standoff, The Washington Post reports. Follow along as to how Trump went from relying upon Sessions for the very first shred of validity as a Republican candidate all the way to his current efforts to chuck Sessions under the nearest bus tire.
- Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, who threatened Senators and has slashed environmental protections, is ready for his closeup, GQ reports.
- Trump ally and original speedbump under the bus, Chris Christie holds a plate of nachos while he gets up in a Cubs fan’s face to scream at him during a ball game, WISN reports.
- The Republican National Committee has been told to preserve all documents related to the 2016 campaign, BuzzFeed reports. Special Counsel Mueller will be looking into those, so no late-night shredding parties.
- Republican Senator Jeff Flake says the Republican Party has “lost its way”, CBS News reports. Lost its way and its mind. You can thank an orange syphilis-riddled trust-fund baby for that problem.
- The Mooch was in the movie Wall Street 2 in a brief cameo, while Trump himself was cut from the final edit, The Daily Beast reports. Trump was cut because the diva snowflake came with a massive list of demands about how he be lit, who could touch his hair, and how the filming should take place.
- The brand spankin’ new Trump chief of staff John Kelly was so upset over how Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey (who was investigating Trump), that he called Comey afterwards to say he was thinking about resigning, CNN reports. Which means he’ll be fired in 3…2….1…
- Trump is attempting to use his cabinet (what’s left of them) to push for the Senate to try and repeal Obamacare, again, The Hill reports. Dear god, does it ever end?
- Trump is unfit for office, The Guardian reports. The raging incompetence and internal chaos fills America’s allies with terror and emboldens its enemies. Trump must be removed.
- Kruggers asks the important questions, such as “Who Ate Republicans’ Brains?” in today’s scathing op-ed in The New York Times. Wherein they vote for horrific ideas they say aloud are horrific ideas, back incomprehensible policies and unconscionable actions while paying lip service to opposition of them.
- Russian propaganda has flooded American airwaves, so where’s the fair play? asks The Washington Post in an op-ed today.
- Trump employees are sworn to secrecy about the Trump family cabal, or else they are fired, Shareblue reports. Trump’s businesses (of which he has not divested) require staff to sign non-disclosure agreements that make it difficult to reveal corruption.