All the King’s Men Who Couldn’t Put Trumpty Together Again

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]In the eight months since the President took public office, the Trump administration has caused the average news day in American politics to feel like a month’s worth of news under the Obama administration. Maybe even two months. As a millennial, I cannot recall a time when the lives of the citizenry felt more like they belonged in the Twilight Zone, or that we were all already, collectively, living in a Twilight Zone.

It was only a mere 24 hours after being sworn in that Donald Trump made his first egregious blunder as the leader of the free world: He lied publically about the size of his inauguration audience. He lied in the same manner of a four-year-old trying to win back his candy from an exhausted mother juggling three other children. Completely convinced he was right, dubious to the clearly presented facts, and ignorant or perhaps just uncaring to the chaos surrounding him, which he no doubt caused.

His lies, inaccuracies, missteps, Tweets, tantrums, et al., have plagued the once prominent office and turned the Presidency into both a national and global disgrace. Foreign leaders and papers openly mock Donald Trump, US media outlets don’t even hide their partisanship anymore (ours included), social media sites encourage users to flag for fake news when they see it. Real news feels like satire, and satire is often mistaken for real news.

This says nothing of the many faces to enter and exit the White House. In perhaps the clearest indicator of the failing Trump administration, the list of aides who have either resigned or been fired is monumental at best.

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Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor, and special advisor resigned on August 18 after he was criticized for making policy recommendations that would ultimately benefit his own investments.

Steve Bannon either quit or was fired  (we can’t be sure which because neither the President nor Mr. Bannon can agree to a term), and the Breitbart founder turned chief strategist has vowed war against the many enemies he made in the White House.

Anthony Scaramucci was fired after only 10 days as WH Director of Communications by President Trump on the recommendation of John Kelly, who replaced Reince Priebus (see below) as Chief of Staff. (Long live The Mooch.)

Reince Priebus privately resigned on July 27 for reasons still unclear. This came on the heels of then-WH comm director Scaramucci accusing Priebus of leaking confidential material to reporters.

Sean Spicer gifted the media daily gaffes, but ultimately resigned after the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci. Spicer was never someone we anticipated staying for long and Sarah Huckabee Sanders has proved more than adept at navigating the press.

Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor, was the first indicator of the impending presidential doom. His ties with Russia were revealed after he misled a Pentagon investigation over income and foreign business affairs.

There are more, plenty more–including James Comey. But following a catastrophic response to Charlottesville, it appears the next person to resign from the Trump administration might be Donald Trump himself.

What we are about to witness is the complete and total collapse of the President of the United States.

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Republican Leaders Have Finally Figured Out That Donald Trump is Unfit for the Presidency

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]The first few days of Donald Trump’s 17-day vacation seemed like a much needed, much-deserved break for the American psyche. News outlets were quiet(ish), Facebook feeds didn’t seem like they were exploding with anger, and generally, most people seemed to feel a tad less anxious than they had otherwise felt for the last six months.

Of course, as with all things Trumpian, this proved to be only the calm before a majorf*ckingsh*tstorm. In the span of a week, Donald Trump threatened a nuclear-powered state via Twitter, escalated tensions to the almost brink of war, failed to denounce White Supremacy after the horrific and tragic events in Charlottesville, Va, and, oh yeah: Basically said that Nazi’s aren’t all bad. 

Or to quote our Idiot-in-Chief directly, in his usual *eloquent* colloquialisms: “You had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. Well, Mr. President, I’m not sure you did see the same pictures we/I/America/the rest of the whole damn world saw, because let’s get real here: No.

And it seems that finally, finally, Republican lawmakers are saying “no,” too. According to Carl Bernstein–the famed investigative reporter who helped oust Nixon after the Watergate scandal–Republican leaders in both Congress AND the White House are on the cusp of disavowing themselves from his Presidency, due to the fact that (*ding ding*) he is probably most likely unfit to serve.

Uhh, no sh*t Sherlock. We’ll see soon if Paul Ryan does indeed have a backbone or if he lost it somewhere in the streets of Tijuana. Highly doubt it, but at least we know now that National Socialism is just a step too far for the Grand Ole’ Party. Auf wiedersehen, Cheeto.

Giant Inflatable Trump Chicken is the Latest White House Lawn Decoration

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]A large inflatable chicken bearing an uncanny resemblance to the President of the United States was placed on the lawn near the White House by protesters earlier Wednesday. The Trump chicken, which features a golden coif of windswept hair and smaller than usual wings, is a copy of the giant statue erected at a Chinese mall last December.

No word yet on how Melania Trump feels about the latest White House lawn gnome, but you can catch it at the Ellipse area by the White House that is open to the public. The Trump administration has provided no comment; the President is, after all,  on his 17-day vacation in New Jersey. 

https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/895358655905792001

10 Things That Lasted Longer Than The Mooch

The definitive list. As the Mooch would say, ciao baby.

10. A man in Taylor Swift’s arms

Longer than 10 days, though not by much. Always remember #taylorsquared

9. Trump University

8. Mike Flynn

Congrats?

7. This can of Spam

6. Joffrey Baratheon on the Iron Throne

5. The Amazon Fire smartphone

Sorry, Jeff Bezos. You win some, you lose some.

4. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries marriage

Oh yeah, that guy.

3. That red tie held together by scotch tape

2. Greyscale on Jorah Mormont

Ew.

1. A Trump handshake

We went there.

Trump Bans Trans Service Members From Military With His Tiny Tweeting Hands

More Regression from the POTUS

Today, in a series of tweets, Donald Trump announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the US military. Trump claims transgender medical costs are too burdensome for the military. This directly reverts the Obama-era lift of the ban against transgender soldiers in the military back in 2016. The progression of human rights in the military in the past year was slowly improving. Women became open to all combat roles and Ashton B. Carter appointed the first openly gay Army secretary.

Trump’s policies and ideologies are as mercurial as his 3 a.m. tweeting fits. Lest we not forget! During Trump’s presidential campaign, he told the LGBT community he would be on their side. That he will “fight” for them. Who would have thought that taking away their right to choose a military life was “fighting for” them?


Of the 1.3 million active-duty military members, about 2,450 are transgender. Yet, shouldn’t every single member in the military receive the same respect and appreciation? No matter what gender they decide to be? American Civil Liberties Union tweeted that the thousands of service members deserve better from their commander-in-chief. Sad.

Twitter Strikes Back

In the few short hours of the announcement, many have spoken out against the ban.

Some have not shied away from pointing out Trump’s tremendous lack of experience when it comes to combat and military service.

Also, does any one want to explain this one? We know Trump can’t. But didn’t he say all of his experts were discussing this ban? Just minus the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis.


And finally, his tweets and screams should inspire us to fight back. Civil, human rights will not go down quietly, Mr. President.

9 Times Donald Trump Was Actually Borat

Because nothing says Presidential like Borat in a banana hammock.

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9. Totally aligned on foreign policy.

8. Women. They’re dangerous.

 7. Diplomacy is for suckers.

6. So politically correct.

5. They both have chairs.

4. Zero tolerance policy.

3. Great success!

2. A fascination with “tapes“.

1. And then there’s this.