Sunday, May 14, 2017

This week in Trumpland 5/13/17

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND: a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon, “slow down I can’t keep up” edition
Reminding us that reason still exists, albeit not in the United States, France elects Emmanuel Macron as president in a repudiation of the far right
Trump fires FBI director James Comey when Comey refuses to drop RussiaGate investigation or to “pledge loyalty” to Trump
After an arrogant, grandstanding Trump tells the press that "arrogant, grandstanding" Comey had lost the support of his colleagues, acting FBI director testifies to Congress that serving under Comey was one of the great honors of his life and that “the vast majority of FBI employees enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey”
In an interview with The Economist, Trump suggests that an economic stimulus concept called “priming the pump”, most often associated with FDR and the New Deal of the 1930’s, was actually invented by him.
Sally Yates testifies that she warned Trump numerous times that Michael Flynn was compromised and could be blackmailed by the Russians
Trump asserts he and his surrogates can’t be expected to be honest and accurate and threatens to shut down the daily White House briefings if the media is going to insist on accuracy
Oklahoma Republican representative Mike Ritze proposes handing over his state’s 82,000 non-English speaking students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement saying “do we really have to educate non-citizens?”
Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador gets booed at a town hall meeting when he proclaims that “no one ever died from lack of access to health care”
As part of their popular frequent scorpion program, a scorpion is spotted on board a United Airlines flight for the second time in less than a month
Trump congratulates “Fake News” media outlets for accurately reporting that he takes two scoops of ice cream with his chocolate cream pie while others at the table only get one scoop

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