Saturday, June 3, 2017

The week in Trumpland 6/3/2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND: a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” edition

Just days after Trump’s blundering, bumbling, blustering international trip, Angela Merkel and other Western leaders state they can no longer count on the U.S. as friends and allies
Punctuating their remarks, Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris Climate accords, yet another step in abdicating our country's leadership in the free world
Russian President Vladimir Putin declares that Trump is a “straight and honest” person
After several appellate courts block Trump’s Muslim ban, the Justice Department petitions the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency review to uphold the ban
A noose is left at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a grim reminder that racism and hate are alive and well in the U.S.
Bill Maher uses a racial slur on television, a grim reminder that racism and hate can come from the left as well as the right
Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton devolve into a 5th grade level Twitter war, a grim reminder that politics "for the people" is in a deep coma
Trump tweets a nonsensical half sentence literally containing gibberish, a grim reminder that this is the level of the President of the United States
Sean Spicer claims in a press conference that Trump and a few close advisors know exactly what “covfefe” means, a grim reminder that the Trump administration believes we are all dumber than a 5th grader

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