Posts Tagged: Trump

Episode 2: Rule of Law

Hillary Clinton warns everyone in 2016. She essentially told us to not let Donald Trump be in control of the law in this country. Doing so would be a nightmare. In this second episode of the #FFS podcast, I discuss this history and encourage everyone to please vote better next time. Listen to the podcast… Read more »

Reporters Can’t See the Big Fat Orange Forest

My most harsh criticism of modern journalism is that coverage almost always misses the larger forest by focusing so intensely on each of the trees. It’s called turn-of-the-screw journalism. It goes like this. This happened and then this happened and he said this and she said and this happened. When you consume that news you… Read more »

Christie Bridgegate Conspirator Bill Stepien Works for Trump

Remember Bill Stepien? He was Chris Christie’s campaign manager. Then he hooked up with Bridget Kelly and was caught up in the George Washington bridge scandal. Now he apparently works for Donald Trump. According to Rachel Maddow’s show on Friday, Stepien was spending the weekend with Trump at Camp David. Apparently Stepien is Trump’s deputy… Read more »

Who Is Paul Manafort?

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted this week on several serious felonies in connection with Russia’s manipulation of our democratic processes to benefit Trump and harm his opponent Hillary Clinton. Manafort, 64, was born in New Britain, Conn. His grandfather, James A. Manafort, immigrated from Italy in 1907. James founded the construction… Read more »

My FOIA Request for Trump’s IQ Test Results

Donald Trump has repeatedly bragged about his incredibly high IQ test score. Just today, The Washington Post reported that Trump has now challenged Rex Tillerson to compare IQ scores after it was reported a few days ago that Tillerson called Trump a “fucking moron.” What happens each time Trump brags about his high IQ test… Read more »

Trump Bans Transgender People From Military

On Twitter today, Donald Trump announced a new policy which bans transgender people from the military. Here’s what it looked like this morning. I’m assuming there are transgender people in the military now, yet Trump doesn’t specify what happens to them. Do they just get to leave? Do they have to leave the military? This… Read more »

Trump Screws up and Subjects Steve Bannon for Senate Confirmation

Donald Trump messed up. By appointing his close advisor Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, he’s opened the door for Senate Democrats to tear him to shreds in a confirmation hearing. While everyone was freaking about Trump’s Muslim ban, he quietly removed the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs… Read more »

Tulsi Gabbard’s Secret Trip to Syria

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard has just taken a secret “fact finding” trip to war-torn Syria. Gabbard, of Hawaii, has long been critical of regime change in Syria. She thinks we should leave Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power. It is believed that Assad is responsible for using chemical weapons, and that he’s killed at least… Read more »

Trump’s Russian Connections Coming Into View (UPDATE 1)

It’s taking too long, but it’s happening. The links between Russia and Donald Trump are being exposed. If you recall, back in October, Salon ran this story about a secret Trump server that communicated with only one other server owned by a Russia bank. While interesting, it wasn’t a bombshell because no one could really… Read more »