Bannon: Donald Jr Was ‘treasonous’
” thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor with no lawyers Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately,” Bannon said.
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Trumps Defenders: He Doesnt Hate The Troops He Just Sounds Like An Asshole
Yes, his allies admit, Trump routinely makes callous comments about U.S. military personnel. But its because he hates the wars theyre forced to fight, not the troops themselves.
After The Atlantic reported on Thursday that Donald Trump had privately trashed American war dead as suckers and losers, the White House, the presidents 2020 campaign, and a broad array of Trump loyalists activated to aggressively denounce the report as fictitious and absurd.
In The Daily Beasts interviews with 11 senior administration officials, Trump aides, Republican operatives, and former and current friends of the president, several of them mounted a curious defense of Trump. Yes, they admitted, the commander in chief at times makes callous, tone-deaf comments about American military personnel behind closed doors. But its because he hates the wars theyre forced to fight, not the service members themselves.
The president means no disrespect to our troops its just that the way he speaks, he can sound like an asshole sometimes, one of these sources, a current senior administration official, told The Daily Beast. Thats how he is Its his style.
Some of these sources defending President Trump and pushing back on The Atlantics story agreed to go on the record. Others would only speak on background and in an anonymous capacityeven after the White House trashed the magazine for relying on such nameless sources.
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Trumps Limo Driver Of 25 Years Confirms Hes An Unrepentant Asshole
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Bloomberg reports that Noel Cintron, the presidents personal driver for more than 25 years, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization accusing his former boss of failing to compensate him for about 3,300 hours of overtime pay hes worked over the past six years. Cintron, who is a registered Republican, said in the complaint that he worked an average of 50 to 55 hours a week for Big Orange, but was never paid overtime for hours worked above 40 per week, as is legally required. According to the filing, Cintron was paid $62,700 in 2003 $68,000 in 2006 and $75,000 in 2010. Though if you thought Trump just got extra generous in 2010, you thought wrong!
The wage bump in 2010 came with a catch, Cintron said. He was induced to surrender his health insurance, saving Trump approximately $17,866 per year in premiums, according to the lawsuit.
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Stiffing workers isnt the only way to make a buck
Doling out tours of Air Force One to paying customers like its a new addition to the Trump Hotels portfolio works, too:
Corporations are squandering their tax savings on buybacks for nothing
Trump isnt going to the NATO summit to make friends
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The Worst President In History
Three particular failures secure Trumps status as the worst chief executive ever to hold the office.
About the author: Tim Naftali is a clinical associate professor of history at NYU. He was the first director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
President Donald Trump has long exulted in superlatives. The first. The best. The most. The greatest. No president has ever done what Ive done, he boasts. No president has ever even come close, he says. But as his four years in office draw to an end, theres only one title to which he can lay claim: Donald Trump is the worst president America has ever had.
In December 2019, he became the third president to be impeached. Last week, Trump entered a category all his own, becoming the first president to be impeached twice. But impeachment, which depends in part on the makeup of Congress, is not the most objective standard. What does being the worst president actually mean? And is there even any value, at the bitter end of a bad presidency, in spending energy on judging a pageant of failed presidencies?
For decades in the 20th century, many historians agreed that the title Trump has recently earned properly belonged to Warren G. Harding, a president they remembered. The journalist H. L. Mencken, master of the acidic bon mot, listened to Hardings inaugural address and despaired. No other such complete and dreadful nitwit is to be found in the pages of American history, he wrote.
And then theres Richard Nixon.
How Assholes Work And Why Donald Trump Is A Unique Specimen
“There will always be grey areas of social cooperative life that people can exploit.”
Few things are agreed upon in American politics, but one fact is universally understood: Donald Trump is an asshole. Clearly, assholery does not preclude political success in this country in fact, it may guarantee a certain number of delegates. One could argue though a political scientist might demure it is now inevitable that an asshole will inhabit the White House in 2017. One could probably further argue that an asshole always has.
This is why the University of California-Irvines Aaron James, Ph.D., thinks its crucial we begin to understand assholes as a species independent from dickheads, jerks, and shitheels. The philosophy professor and author of Assholes: A Theory and its follow-up, Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump, released this month, believes the most realistic approach Americans can take to the upcoming election is not to dismiss assholes, but to manage them. He talked to Inverse about why the Republican Party cant control Trump, yoga culture isnt immune to assholery, and, yes, Hillary Clinton is probably an asshole, too.
Whats your definition of an asshole?
The asshole is the guy who takes special advantages in cooperative life out of an entrenched sense of entitlement. Hes immunized against the complaints of other people. So he takes special advantages from entitlements and is resistant or unwilling to listen to complaints.
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Why Do Trump Voters Believe His Lies It’s Not Because They’re Stupid
A 14 time Emmy nominee and host of Be Less Stupid
The cornerstones of President Trumps campaign were promises to appeal Obamacare and ban Muslims from the US. It took Trump less than 70 days to fail on both promises.
And yet, despite his epic fails, lies and incompetence, Trumps base supports him like theyre spanx and hes Marie Osmond. What explains this loyalty? Science has the answer.
Have a look at this puzzle.
Which drawing best illustrates the correct mechanics and structure of a bicycle?
How you answer will help explain the loyalty of Trump voters. Ill explain in just a bit. But first
By any measure, much of the media and half the country think Donald Trump is the living embodiment of Montezumas Revenge which has got to make Trump mad, given his hatred of Mexicans. And yet, the other half thinks hes Jesus.
What I wanted to know is WTF!?
How can two people look at President Trump and have such polar opposite observations? To find out, I conducted an experiment. I set up a fake account and joined more than 50 pro-Trump groups. I created a meme that said: What do you like about President Trump, then I shared it.
I got more than a thousand responses in 24 hours and the things people wrote most is that they like Trump because hes not a politician hes a real American not corrupted by Washington, and beholden to no one.
The next most common response was that Trump believes in God.
I got nearly 700 responses.
So, why did so many people get the puzzle wrong?
Biden Called Trump An ‘asshole’ After Discovering His ‘golf Toys’ Including A Giant Video Screen In The White House Book Says
Biden was apparently not impressed by Trump’s imprint on the White House, a new book says.
He called Trump a “fucking asshole” over “golf toys” the former president left, it says.
Biden finds the White House a cold place to live but appreciates the staff, the book adds.
President Joe Biden was apparently not fond of the personal impressions his predecessor left on the White House, according to “Peril,” a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
He referred to former President Donald Trump as a “fucking asshole” over the “golf toys” he left at the White House.
“Trump’s existence permeated the White House, even the residence. One night, Biden wandered into a room where a huge video screen covered the wall. To relax, Trump used to upload programs to virtually play the world’s most famous golf courses,” Woodward and Costa write. “‘What a fucking asshole,’ Biden once said as he surveyed the former president’s golf toys.”
Biden finds the White House a cold place to reside, the book says and privately began calling it “the tomb,” the book says. The president did emphasize to aides and friends that the staff at the White House were great, it adds.
“‘I’m just not used to taking off my coat and someone grabbing it and hanging it up,’ Biden said. ‘But they’re very nice people,'” the book says.
The book portrays the president as anxious to move past the Trump era.
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The Five Distinct Levels Of Donald Trump Ass
They may all look the same to you, but in fact, there are subtle differences in the types of Trump brown-nosing. Dante helps explain it all.
The last three years have taught us that Donald Trump enjoys sycophancy as few presidents have. As Carlos Lozada wrote in The Washington Post, Some are born Trump sycophants. Some achieve Trump sycophancy. And some have Trump sycophancy thrust upon themsince hes a star, they let him do that.
Married to his love of having his boots licked, Trump has an obsession with propaganda that feels more than a little fascistic, and the Republican Party has largely obliged by sucking up to Trump in the way he longs for. Everyone from the supposedly wonkish Paul Ryan to the formerly brave iconoclast Lindsey Graham has eventually kneeled down to kiss the ringamong other things. Monday was an especially big day in Trump sycophancy because Tom Cotton, a young Republican senator considered the future of the GOP, went to die on the Greenland is just a smart purchase hill, arguing that the former reality television host was crazy like a fox.
This crew largely follows the Fox party line but occasionallyvery occasionallythey deviate from the program. They are Trumps biggest defenders, and often when Trump does something indefensible, they are happy to obfuscate for him. Who could forget Hannitys devotion to the long debunked Seth Rich story or Carlsons fondness for gypsies?
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Why Liberals Should Hope A Smarter Republican Beats Trump In The Presidential Primaries
Donald Trump is many things, but he is first and foremost a moron.
This doesn’t mean he isn’t other things as well malicious, cruel, greedy, self-obsessed, unusually adept at demagoguery. But above all else, he is an imbecile who led an administration dominated by imbeciles. If he manages to get himself elected president again in 2024, the executive branch of the government in the most powerful nation on Earth will once more be led by half-wits and dopes.
Do you doubt it? How quickly we forget!
The 2020 presidential election took place just over a year ago. It took three days for the results to become sufficiently clear for Joe Biden to be declared the winner. The day after that, Trump’s lawyer and adviser Rudy Giuliani called a press conference at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia to dispute those results. Only instead of the event taking place at the five-star hotel of that name in Center City, it was mistakenly booked at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in an outlying industrial part of the city. There he and a small number of staffers and Trump loyalists stood before the press, campaign signs taped to the wall of a garage door.
The good news: We passed!
The bad news: It could have been much, much worse and Trump shows every sign of wanting to continue the examination for another four years.
I’m sorry, but this is incredibly foolish.
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Sign If You Agree: Donald Trump Is An Asshole
As if the 2016 Republican presidential clown-car wasn’t crowded enough, real estate mogul and Birther fanatic Donald Trump is now a front-runner.
Donald Trump should never be elected dog-catcher, let alone President. And his campaign rhetoric has brought a really toxic element to the campaign season.
Send a message to Donald Trump: “You’re an asshole.”
Donald Trump, you are an asshole.
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Ivanka Trump The ‘first Woman President’
“Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew … Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton it would be Ivanka Trump.”
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Assholes: A Theory Of Donald Trump
Almost everyone now knows that Donald Trump is an asshole. Much to his credit, Aaron James pointed this out in Assholes: A Theory well before Trump took center stage in American politics. In his new book, James sets out to develop this idea in greater detail. According to the back cover, the book does not ask whether Trump is an asshole. This much is assumed. Instead, it raises the further question: What sort of asshole is Trump? As such, the book is presented as a contribution to what the author calls assholeology.
Readers will quickly learn that the book covers much more than this. Only the introduction and the first chapter are, properly speaking, exercises in assholeology. Even the first chapter, The Ass-Clown and Asshole, is more about offering a general theory of Trumps person than a strict examination of his assholery, and the final three chapters not only ask whether having an asshole like Trump for president is a sound proposition, they also point to the larger problem of what James calls asshole political capitalism.