"His lack of governing experience, potential difficulties building relationships with congressional leaders, and inconsistent policy pronouncements during the race make it hard to predict his policy initiatives or his effectiveness in driving them through Congress."
Forbes, Nov 16.
The Lies. Trump's 1st Press Conference. 2017 Executive Orders, Memorandum, Proclamations. & Racism. & Russia. & Women. & US Evangelicals. Melania. Impeachable Offense. Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State.
US in the middle of a coup by Donald Trump - The Independent. The US is in the middle of a coup and hasn't realised, according to Michael Moore.
The filmmaker and journalist, who was one of the few famous people to publicly predict that Donald Trump would become President, has warned that the US state is being overthrown by Mr Trump and the people he has appointed to govern alongside him. Linking to a New York Times piece about the role of senior advisor Steve Bannon, he posted on Twitter: "If you're still trying to convince yourself that a 21st century coup is not underway, please, please snap out of it". The controversial orders Donald Trump has already issued The article described how Mr Bannon, who until recently ran the far-right news site Breitbart News, had taken a major role in national security policy that usually would only be occupied by senior generals. That move was a major break with precedent and it and Mr Bannon himself have been credited with many of the extreme policy pronouncements coming from the White House in recent days.
Man Without Grace Meets Party Without Conscience. Just one week into the Trump presidency, Republicans have already shown they are unwilling to stand up to the worst of his instincts.
Donald Trump is off to quite a start. He sits atop a globally despised kakistocracy whose first 24 hours included historic opposition marches around the country (and indeed around the world) and top White House flaks beclowning themselves and eviscerating their credibility with shouted lies and the absurdity of “alternative facts.” Plan to Eliminate Natl Endowments for Arts & Humanities. Trump appears to be muzzling scientists just like Canada did. A North American nation elected a leader known for hostility to science and affection for the domestic oil industry.
After the new administration took power, government scientists stopped speaking freely to the press. Questions had to be sent by email and routed through central approval. Scientists were told not to talk about hot-button issues including climate, oil, forestry, and other environmental concerns. They had to get approval to attend scientific conferences. Before submitting to peer-reviewed journals, they were asked to submit keywords and predict policy implications of their work to higher-ups. That’s what happened in Canada after Prime Minister Stephen Harper was elected in 2006. According to an internal email sent Monday and obtained by BuzzFeed News, the Agricultural Research Service, which is responsible for about half of the agency’s $2.5 billion research and development budget, is shutting itself off from the public. How Trump’s White House Could Mess With Government Data. Numbers and data are a backbone of modern life.
We cite them buzzily at bars and soberly to bosses so often that “studies show” might as well be given its own entry in the dictionary. Much of what we cite comes from government data — weather patterns, the population or average income of a city, even honeybee activity — collected across innumerable departments, agencies and centers, then made public. Now, watchdogs are worried that a Donald Trump administration could erode the quality of government data collection and systems. Widget- Trump's Latest Press Conferences / Tweets. We've created this handy widget to track how long it has been since Donald Trump held a formal press conference and how many times he has tweeted in that time.
It will keep counting until he holds one. Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral on July 27 in Doral, Fla. That was his last press conference. Trump campaign promise tracker - Washington Post. Donald Trump Insult Generator. Use Trump-Speak on Your Children. I have seen people answering questions and making statements in Trump-speak all over the Internet and I have decided this is brilliant idea to use on my children!
I mean, if he appeals so widely to the uneducated, then my kids are the perfect audience. From now on whatever my kids ask me, I am answering in Trump-speak. “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Well, let me tell you about dinner. Everyone keeps asking me about dinner. “I got a D on my math test.” Listen, you are just being a loser, okay? No Evidence Trump Told People Magazine Republicans Are the "Dumbest Group of Voters" Claim: Donald Trump said in 1998 that he would one day run as a Republican because they are the "dumbest group of voters.
" Origin:The above-reproduced image and quote attributed to Donald Trump began appearing in our inbox in mid-October 2015. The format is easily recognizable as one wherein questionable or offensive words are attributed to the individual pictured, and in this case image claims that Donald Trump made the following statement in a 1998 interview with People magazine: If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. Trumps"To Call Today" List [Satire] – The Moderate Voice. Trump Tries to Woo Black Voters. Stock Market Slingshots Higher After Trump Victory Sparked Overnight Plunge. Donald Trump Cannot Be President of the United States. It's easy to make fun of the hats.
It's not so easy to contemplate what makes so many people think America's greatness is in desperate need of reformation, or what would make them turn to someone like Donald Trump to make it a reality. America has flaws as deep as its founding, when the men who laid down basic principles of human rights – principles that have endured 240 years – were fed and clothed by human beings they owned.
That paradox still defines the fault lines of our nation, and it's along those lines we are drawing the ugliest election in modern history. It isn't just economic anxiety or trade deals or the opioid epidemic driving the mostly white, mostly male movement behind Trump's campaign. Donald Trump and the truth about race and real estate in America. Trump Supporters React to Outrageous Campaign Ads. How cartoonists around the world have reacted to Donald Trump's Victory.
5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win. Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president.
And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now. I can see what you’re doing right now. You need to exit that bubble right now. Well, folks, this isn’t an accident. Donald Trump to Visit Mexico After More Than a Year of Mocking It. What Republicans Really Think About Tump. Photo CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the G.O.P. and in the Trump campaign.
Republican senators suddenly are busy fishing, mowing the lawn or hiking the Grand Canyon; conservative celebrities mostly sent regrets. This vacuum reflects the horror that many leading conservatives feel for their new nominee. Pundits like me are gnashing our teeth as Trump receives the presidential nomination of the party of Lincoln, but, frankly speaking, we don’t have much credibility in Cleveland since many of us aren’t all that likely to support a Republican nominee in any case. Donald Trump: Fearmonger in Chief. As human beings, our capacity to forget is astonishing, second only to our capacity to believe just about anything. So in 2016, we find ourselves in a place we never thought we'd be in this century: Witnessing, and in many cases supporting, the rise of leaders proposing such things as restricting freedoms of specific groups of people, sending political opponents to prison, employing crueler methods of torture, killing families for an individual's crimes, cracking down on the press and scapegoating entire ethnicities.
And unfortunately, it's not just Donald Trump, who at last night's debate refused to accept the legitimacy of the sitting President, the FBI, the election process, and, as moderator Chris Wallace put it, "the peaceful transition of power" in this country. The Election of Trump and the Struggle Ahead. 1. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is a shocking and dangerous turn of events--not only for the U.S., but for the entire world. It is a decisive shift, representing the latest failure of center-right and center-left parties in the advanced capitalist countries in the wake of the Great Recession, opening the way for the triumph of a candidate who used right-wing populism to stoke racism, xenophobia and reaction.
Trump's electoral success on a platform of criminalizing immigrants--Muslims and Mexicans in particular--will give confidence to racist and anti-immigrant forces worldwide, such as the National Front in France, whose leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Trump and said that France would be next, and openly Nazi outfits like Greece's Golden Dawn. 4 key times presidential nominees failed to gain Senate confirmation. Republicans are rushing to begin confirmation hearings for Cabinet appointments even before the FBI has finished its background checks. For President-elect Donald Trump’s opponents, this makes uncovering flaws in his nominees all the more challenging.
As a scholar of U.S. history, I have studied the many cases in which presidential nominees, particularly judges, have failed to gain Senate confirmation. However, according to the Senate Historical Office, there were four cases since 1970 in which a Senate controlled by the president’s party did not confirm the president’s nominees. Trump’s victory spells trouble but also exciting, unimagined opportunities. Donald Trump Loves to Insult Republicans.