In 11 days, Trump’s attack on the ‘fake news media’ falls apart completely

Less than two weeks ago, President Trump took aim at the “Failing New York Times” for a report about how Trump was considering a shakeup to the legal team he’d assembled to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russia case and am going to … [Read more...]

Trump got caught in a lie during meeting with Trudeau, then made it worse with embarrassing tweet

During a speech to donors in Missouri on Wednesday, President Trump admitted to simply making stuff up during a recent meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Trudeau came to see me. He’s a good guy, Justin. He said, ‘No, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please,’ ” Trump said, mimicking Trudeau, according to The Washington Post, which obtained audio of the … [Read more...]

House Republican gives Trump the green light to fire Rosenstein, cripple the Mueller investigation

On Thursday morning, CNN reported that President Trump is looking for ways to “discredit the Russia investigation,” with an eye toward perhaps firing the DOJ official overseeing it — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The news about Trump’s displeasure with the deputy AG comes on the heels of reports that Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June, … [Read more...]

Trump Jr. invents fake ‘privilege’ to justify stonewalling Congress on key discussion with his dad

During voluntary closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Donald Trump Jr. cited “attorney-client privilege” to avoid answering questions about a critical discussion he had with his father this past summer following explosive New York Times reporting about the Trump campaign’s efforts to collude with Russia. According to the ranking Democrat on … [Read more...]

Moore spokesperson leaves CNN anchor stunned after alleging massive bipartisan conspiracy

During an interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN on Thursday evening, a spokeswoman for Roy Moore confirms that she believes the nine sexual misconduct allegations against Moore are the result of a massive conspiracy involving a comically diverse array of people and institutions. During the interview, Cooper pointed out to spokeswoman Janet Porter that Moore’s campaign has “blamed an … [Read more...]

Fox News refuses to run ad explaining how Trump personally benefits from his tax plan

Fox News is refusing to run an ad from a progressive group that highlights how President Trump will benefit from his tax cut plan. The ad — part of a six-figure buy by Not One Penny, a group devoted to working toward ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations don’t receive “even one penny in tax cuts”  — notes that while Trump claims to … [Read more...]

Missouri Republican calls for vandals of Confederate monument to be lynched

In a Facebook post published Wednesday, Missouri Rep. Warren Love (R) expressed hope that the people responsible for vandalizing a Confederate monument in Springfield National Cemetery will be found and lynched. “This is totally against the law,” Love wrote while sharing an article about how paint was thrown on a statute of Confederate Major General Sterling Price. “I hope they … [Read more...]

White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey

On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that “[a]fter witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!” After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … [Read more...]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shocked to learn he isn’t above the law

A day after President Trump suggested during a rally in Arizona that he will pardon him, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined Trump’s favorite evening television show for an interview. During it, Arpaio unwittingly described how the rule is supposed to work while complaining about how he thinks he’s being treated unfairly for violating it. Arpaio, a staunch Trump supporter who was recently … [Read more...]

Conway wants you to forget Trump’s promise that American taxpayers wouldn’t pay for a border wall

Appearing on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway affirmed that President Trump is prepared to shut down the federal government unless Congress funds a border wall. Asked by host Ainsley Earhardt if comments Trump made at his rally in Arizona on Tuesday night were meant to indicate he views funding the wall as a necessary condition of him signing any budget … [Read more...]

Fox News ignores eyewitness account from its own reporter, buries GOP candidate’s assault charge

“Gianforte’s campaign says the men both fell…”CREDIT: Fox News screengrabFox News journalists were key witnesses to the violent incident that occurred on Wednesday in Montana involving Greg Gianforte, Republican House candidate in Thursday’s special election, and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. But you wouldn’t know it from watching Fox and Friends.Jacobs accused Gianforte of assaulting him after … [Read more...]

Ted Nugent’s repeated calls for Obama’s death didn’t stop Trump from hosting him at the White House

Deplorable.CREDIT: Ted Nugent on FacebookOn Wednesday evening, President Trump dined and posed for photos with rock star Ted Nugent, a man who became the target of a Secret Service investigation after he said in 2012 that if President Obama were reelected, Nugent would “either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”Nugent posted about his White House visit on … [Read more...]

Mike Pence thinks mean-mugging at North Korea might deter nuclear aggression

In lieu of an armed armada, the VP deployed a withering glare.Vice President Mike Pence looks at the North side from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on April 17. CREDIT: AP Photo/Lee Jin-manThe Trump administration may have fibbed about sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula to deter North Korea, but they did send Vice President Mike … [Read more...]

Spicer attacks Nordstrom for discontinuing Ivanka Trump merchandise, calls decision ‘unacceptable’

Nordstrom says the decision was made because Ivanka-branded products aren’t selling.During his Wednesday press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer characterized Nordstrom’s decision to discontinue sales of Ivanka Trump-branded products as “an attack” that is “not acceptable.”Nordstrom says the decision was strictly business, but Spicer made clear he interprets the move as unfairly … [Read more...]

Trump dodges question about whether his campaign colluded with Russia

He ignored the question.President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on January 11. CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan VucciBuried in the middle of CNN’s report about an intelligence dossier that says Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” about President-elect Donald Trump is an explosive bit that alleges collusion between the Trump campaign … [Read more...]

More GOP electors are open to dumping Trump, Electors Trust organizer says

If 37 GOP electors break with Trump, he might not become president.President-elect Donald Trump holds up Green Bay Packers jersey given to him by House Speaker Paul Ryan at a rally Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in West Allis, Wis. CREDIT: AP Photo/Morry GashOn election night, Donald Trump presumably won 306 electoral votes — 36 more than needed to become president-elect. But he’s not officially … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Jr. goes hunting with mysterious Turkish businessman

He’s on his father’s transition team and will soon help run the Trump Organization. What could possibly go wrong?Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn KasterOn Wednesday, the Hurriyet Daily News, a Turkish website, reported that one of President-elect Donald Trump’s adult sons … [Read more...]

Libertarian VP nominee quietly throws in towel, urges voters to choose Clinton over Trump

“This is not the time to cast a jocular or feel-good vote for a man whom you may have briefly found entertaining.”CREDIT: CBS screengrabLibertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is still making the case that neither Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are worthy presidential candidates.Earlier this month, Johnson urged rally-goers at the University of New Mexico, “Don’t vote for Clinton and don’t … [Read more...]