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  # 2014498 12-May-2018 08:37
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CNN - Everything scrapping the Iran deal says about Donald Trump

 

 

...  And it revealed two other pillars of the Trump presidency - a propensity to turn even the most crucial moments into a global televised drama, and his ravenous desire to eradicate President Barack Obama from the history books.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2014763 12-May-2018 15:44
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  # 2015001 13-May-2018 08:18
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His brothers in arms Putin and Kim Jong Un also had good weeks.

The list below is from Wikipedia, about the Executive branch, Trump and cronies. I've excluded the numerous Legislative scandals, for Republicans.

I will note democrat Al Franken had the decency to resign at the suggestion of sexual harassment. Obviously a man of more moral fibre than Trump.

And Mueller will soon cried "Havoc!", and let slip the dogs of war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_scandals_in_the_United_States

Donald Trump administration (2017–present)

Further information: Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections and 2017–18 United States political sexual scandals

Executive Branch

1.Paul Manafort (R) 2016 Campaign Chairman and his business partner Rick Gates were indicted on charges of conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements, but have not yet been convicted.

2. Rick Gates (R) 2016 Deputy Campaign Chairman to Donald Trump (R) pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to investigators concerning his work lobbying with the Ukraine as well as tax and bank fraud (2018)

3. Foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos (R) (whose boss was Jeff Sessions) pleaded guilty on October 5, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to making false statements to FBI agents relating to contacts he had with agents of the Russian government while working for the Trump campaign.

4. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to resign on February 13, 2017, over conversations he had with Russian envoys about sanctions during the transition. On December 1, 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI as a plea bargain in exchange for cooperation against another Trump transition official who directed his alleged communications with the Russian government.

5. Dr. William C. Bradford resigned from the United States Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy amid reports that he had made racial slurs directed at Barack Obama on Disqus and Twitter. Bradford had claimed that some of the comments were the result of identity theft and not his.

6. Tom Price (R) Health and Human Services Secretary, was forced to resign on September 29, 2017, after it was discovered that he spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on private flights.

7. Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald (R) was forced to resign on January 31, 2018, after it was discovered that she bought tobacco stock, the leading cause of preventable death in the US, and creating a conflict of interest.

8. Taylor Weyeneth (R) Deputy CoS at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy resigned when it was revealed the 24 year old had no qualifications for the position and no related work history other than working on President Trump's campaign (2018).

9. David Sorensen (R), a White House speechwriter, resigned after his ex-wife Jessica Corbett came forward with abuse allegations.

10. Vivieca Wright Simpson, Chief of Staff to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin (I) resigned after an inspector general report charged that she altered an email to make it appear Shulkin was getting an award during a trip to Europe in order to gain approval to use taxpayer dollars to pay for Shulkin's wife to accompany him.

11. On January 12, 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, shortly before the presidential election, as hush money to deny having had an affair with Trump in 2006.

12. White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (R) resigned from the position on February 7, 2018, following public allegations of spousal abuse from his two ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby. The allegations were supported by photographs of a black eye and a restraining order. The Washington Post reported that White House counsel Donald McGahn had known since January 2017 about the allegations Porter's ex-wives made to the FBI, and that Chief of Staff John F. Kelly had known about the allegations since October 2017, still promoting Porter after.[22] Post reporter Aaron Blake wrote that this development made the allegations a "full-blown scandal".[23] Kelly told reporters on March 2, 2018, that he sought Porter's resignation immediately after learning of the accusations on February 6 and regretted his handling of Porter's departure, statements that were at odds with earlier White House statements and congressional testimony by FBI Director, Christopher Wray.

13. On March 7, 2018, Tony Tooke, chief of the US Forest Service, resigned after a series of accusations sexual harassment and retaliation.

14. Albert Kelly (R) EPA Superfund Task Force Director and top aide to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt (R) resigned amid scrutiny of his previous actions as leader of a bank in Oklahoma which led to $125,000 fine and lifetime ban from banking.(2018)



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  # 2015012 13-May-2018 09:18
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Oh the half-truths and lies believed by Trumpists:

 

Secured release of 3 hostages:
True - probably a gesture by KJU.

 

Captured top 5 most wanted ISIS leaders:
Captured by Iraqi forces - the Iraqi press release didn't even mention involvement by US or Turkish forces, the Iraqis referred to the 5 as "some" of the most wanted - not the "top 5 most wanted".

 

Ended Iran nuclear deal:
An incredibly dumb move - despite being praised by Saudi and Israel

 

Set date for meeting with KJU:
Don't forget to "praise KJU" - he gets half the credit for that.

 

Black unemployment at all time low (6.6%)
Yes.  Obama reduced black unemployment from the post GFC 16.8% (peak) to 7.8% when Trump was sworn in - a drop of 9 points - Trumpists seem to be claiming credit for reducing it by 1.2 points.

 

Unemployment rate lowest since 2000.
Much the same as above, Obama more than halved it since the post GFC peak, Trumpists seem to be wanting to claim credit for Obama's achievements.

 

 


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Trump is a vile human being who appeals to the worst instincts in people. I don't care even if he does build autobahns and treats animals kindly, he is a boil on the face of humanity. Apart from that, he is clearly being played by Kim Jong Un. The classic North Korean tactic is to bluster and threaten, then make concessions to get their way. If the Korean peninsula actually does denuclearise, that just means the north will go back to the way it was before but the Americans will be booted out. Sounds like a win for Kim to me.

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

Trump is a vile human being who appeals to the worst instincts in people. I don't care even if he does build autobahns and treats animals kindly, he is a boil on the face of humanity. Apart from that, he is clearly being played by Kim Jong Un. The classic North Korean tactic is to bluster and threaten, then make concessions to get their way. If the Korean peninsula actually does denuclearise, that just means the north will go back to the way it was before but the Americans will be booted out. Sounds like a win for Kim to me.

 

 

 

 

Huge win for KJU.

 

Keeps nukes and weapons. Just cannot expand them. Thats no problem.

 

Sanctions reduce

 

China and SK help their economy.

 

The fun part will be the global response to Trump tariffs on steel and aluminium, today he has announced the same problem with drugs so NZ and others need to sop ripping the US off, Iran. 

 

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  # 2015110 13-May-2018 13:36
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freitasm:

 

Germans aren't too fond of Trump. This week's Der Spiegel cover:

 

 

from the same issue:

 

A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer

 

Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

 

The first paragraph reads:

 

 

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now?

 

Trump's renown is rooted in American hero myths.

 

Trump says that women like Carla Bruni lust after him, something that women like Carla Bruni vehemently deny.

 

Trump says he is exorbitantly rich, yet Trump ran himself into the ground with his casinos to the point that he was 295 million dollars in debt in 1990. He was bailed out by the banks and by his father.

 

The greatest myth, though, has to do with Trump's alleged negotiating expertise. This too is nonsense. Trump was never proficient in the art of the deal.

 

As a businessman, he paid far too much for substandard properties and has shown no patience as a politician.

 

He isn't curious. His preparation is nonexistent. Strategy and tactics are both foreign to him.

 

Trump is only proficient in destruction. And that's what he does.

 

 

The rest of this article is well worth reading.

 

 

 





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  # 2015249 13-May-2018 17:20
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freitasm:Germans aren't too fond of Trump. This week's Der Spiegel cover:

 

from the same issue:

 

A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer

 

Time for Europe to Join the Resistance....Trump is only proficient in destruction. And that's what he does.

 

Yes, excellent article. Thanks, guys.

 

How long can this craziness endure?

 

It's beyond belief that with so many guns and so many bullets in America, D.J.T's swollen cranium is still intact.

 

 





TRexit - Vote him out, drag him out, take him out: either way, he's gotta go.


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  # 2015311 13-May-2018 19:34
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... How long can this craziness endure?

 

It's beyond belief that with so many guns and so many bullets in America, D.J.T's swollen cranium is still intact.

 

 

Possibly because most gun owners voted for Trump?

 





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  # 2015502 14-May-2018 09:06
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today he has announced the same problem with drugs

 

 

I'm waiting to read a rational considered defense of the policies that Trump's suggesting here.

 

I guess you can see that there's a strong motive, the 1.2 million bribe paid to Trump Cohen by Novartis is a clue - and they're not even a US company - even if they behave like one.


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  # 2015548 14-May-2018 09:58
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PRESIDENTIAL GOLF STATISTICS  smile

 

The 27 times Donald Trump tweeted about Barack Obama playing too much golf 

 

 

Donald Trump has tweeted about golf at least 460 times since creating his Twitter account in 2009.

 

He’s promoted the courses he owns, praised the game as a source of mental and physical development, critiqued other courses, and bragged about who he’s playing with.

 

Between 2011 and 2016, he also tweeted at least 27 complaints, jokes, or scoldings about Barack Obama playing golf while president.

 

 

Meanwhile, Trump's presidential golfing to date:

 





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  # 2015722 14-May-2018 13:32
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LOL!

 

Trump has been given a serious rark up by Xi - and folded.  I wonder what Xi's leverage was - a threat to stop/slow buying US treasury bonds, something to do with NK?

 

 

 

 


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  # 2015735 14-May-2018 13:48
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Videos of him and the rest of his cabinet with Stormy's Asian friends?

 

 





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