What stupid shit has Trump done today?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yossarian, May 1, 2017.

  1. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    What really gets me about this is the massive stupidity of the republican party - They're putting political gain over the good of the country they were voted in to serve.
    Frankly, they're an obnoxious bunch of bastards.
  2. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    In interesting news, that being apart from Trump trying to set up a war against Iran, mini idiot Trump has been ordered to testify.
    I wonder if he'll turn up and, if he does, will he lie?

    Senate Intel Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr. in Russia probe

  3. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

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  4. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    The White House revoked my press pass. It’s not just me — it’s curtailing access for all journalists.

    (Key points below, as is paywalled if you've used your freebies up.)

    Will soon be just Fox News and Breitbart allowed in.
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  5. gosub

    gosub ~#

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  6. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    ""In a close-doors GOP lunch, Burr walked through the backstory of the subpoena for Don Jr and defended his investigation’s work, per to people directly familiar. McConnell also spoke up, the people said, offering his support for Mr. Burr and his handling of the committee"".

    If "case closed" McConnell is on board something is a bit sus , trying to getahead of something perhaps ?? , surely it would have been better to wait for the full fat Mueller release with the non redacted evidence
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  7. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

    just another day
  8. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    While I find it rather hard to believe that Junior HAS any allies . . . looks like the Trump regime is tightening the thumb screws on renegade GOP senators. Be interesting to see if they come to heel.
    Allies of Trump’s Son Declare War on G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel After Subpoena

  9. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member


  10. gosub

    gosub ~#

  11. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Trump really does not understand how tariffs work. I hope some one explains it to him....

    Trump's claims of '$100 billion' in Chinese tariff payments just don't add up

    His whole twitter drivel:

    click to see it all
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  12. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

  13. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    The rest of the sentence was pointless - he doesn't understand anything
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  14. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Ivanka Trump tweets, then deletes, photo with “National Security Strategy” document

  15. Humberto

    Humberto forsooth

    You are carrying the military. Not your soldiers who serve, the leachers who leave them in danger and control the purse.
  16. Humberto

    Humberto forsooth

    But no mistake, the American military is bloated and is a massive ripoff exercise. Its never been worse. Except in the future.

    Fuck it I'm posting it.
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  17. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    A question for the US posters. So Bill Barr gets held in contempt for not turning up. Trump gets subpoenaed for his tax returns and refuses. Is this stuff actually legal? And if not why aren't we seeing any consequences?
  18. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    So......the Ukrainians didn't want Giuliani to come as it would make their country look ...errr .... corrupt !
  19. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

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  20. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    This is a worrying development regarding the US Supreme Court.

    Link to tweet, which includes a link to the decision, and responses from some very worried legal bods. :(
  21. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

    You only just realised that the Supreme Court is Trump's ultimate triumph?

    Debate, discuss, reason, research, squabble all you like - it's all eventually decided by Kavanaugh & co.

    Have. You. Only. Just. Realised. THIS??!??
  22. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    the legal issues are pretty subtle and i'm no expert. however,

    Practically, holding Barr in contempt is unlikely to change the landscape on the ground -- Republicans used the same maneuver against President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder -- but it is laying the groundwork for the brewing, multi-pronged court battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats.
    House committee votes to hold William Barr in contempt after Trump invokes executive privilege - CNNPolitics

    even some rightwing sites support the house's actions, rule of law, separation of powers and that.
    Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena, Senate Intelligence Committee Proper, Warranted Oversight | National Review

    as for why you're not seeing any consequences, basically you could get yourself killed by some "patriot" for daring to contradict the emperor in the white house.
    Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing explosive devices - CNN

    and if you go down this road, you don't want to fail, because that makes trump stronger. imho, it's better to float this sort of stuff and just leave it hanging in the air, which is exactly what muller did. from a political point of view this was more effective (= damaging to trump) than carrying through.
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  23. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    This is a worrying development regarding the US Supreme Court.

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    Link to tweet, which includes a link to the decision, and responses from some very worried legal bods.

    I knew this before he was elected - actually I knew there were risks to the Supreme Court full stop if there was a GOP president and majority in the senate in 2016, as the Republicans had already signaled they planned to control the court with their refusal to even hold hearings on the appointment of Merrick Garland, a relative moderate, nominated by Obama.

    Trump and the GOP have gone so much further than nominating and approving candidates (at least Kavanaugh) with such obvious bias that they'd never get bipartisan support. They've subverted the process to pack courts at all levels with unqualified, inexperienced far right GOP loyalist judges. And of course we saw how they shoved through a patently inappropriate candidate to the SCOTUS when they made it Kavanaugh or bust.

    Although decisions of the SCOTUS have generally fallen along political lines (and to a degree did even before 2016), this is something different. It's turning its back on legal precedent or "settled law." Basically, signalling that "anything goes," and just because something was regarded as constitutional, or unconstitutional by the SCOTUS in the past, it doesn't mean they'll refer to that going foward.

    Not surprised, but still shocking to see the continued march of authoriarianism in real time. :(
  24. gosub

    gosub ~#

  25. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

  26. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member


  27. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Good summary here of the wider significance of recent state legislation to ban abortion, how we got here, and why the US may never get out of this deep, dark hole. :(

    The GOP Has Its Final Anti-Abortion Victory in Sight

  28. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    And wait, here's more - how policy is being changed by stealth.

    Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens

  29. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    And part of dismembering the infrastructure of state, bit by bit, one seemingly dull procedure after another, you get assholes like this senior official (like a senior civil servant) smirking and acting like it's all a big joke, when asked a genuine question by a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about security of the US.

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  30. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    In response to the Christchurch initiative - claims it inhibits free speech.

    Trump's White House just put up an online form for people to complain about social media censorship

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