[Discussion] Hope to Remember The Trump Administration Thread as being 'transparent and honest'

Let's follow and discuss what our newest presidential administration gets up to, the good, the bad, the lawsuits, and the many many indictments.

thrawn82 wrote:
AUs_TBirD wrote:

No one thought that he meant "get rid of anybody with qualifications for the position they're in" when he said "drain the swamp". When you look at it that way though, he's doing an amazing job! Like, so good you wouldn't believe!

I guess if you define "the swamp" as "elitist experts who think their education and experience make them more knowledgeable than the president" he;s fulfilling that promise

A good friend of mine once told me "The first step to training a dog is you got to be smarter than the dog". Trump had to find a cabinet dumber than him and it has been an ongoing challenge.

It also explains why he doesn't have a dog.

Stunning Supercut Video Exposes The Fox News Double Standard On Trump And Obama

The footage, assembled by NowThis News, highlights personalities on the right-wing network attacking the former president for golfing, tweeting, executive actions, criticizing the press and being “almost obsessed with cable TV,” among other things. However, the footage was edited to remove Obama’s name ― and with that context excised, most of the commentary could just as easily refer to Trump:

(original tweet the article is based on)

Paleocon wrote:

A good friend of mine once told me "The first step to training a dog is you got to be smarter than the dog". Trump had to find a cabinet dumber than him and it has been an ongoing challenge.

It also explains why he doesn't have a dog.

Explains why my BF's parents' dog is so poorly behaved, lol.

Isn't the rebuttal to an exoneration a confession?

farley3k wrote:

Stunning Supercut Video Exposes The Fox News Double Standard On Trump And Obama

The footage, assembled by NowThis News, highlights personalities on the right-wing network attacking the former president for golfing, tweeting, executive actions, criticizing the press and being “almost obsessed with cable TV,” among other things. However, the footage was edited to remove Obama’s name ― and with that context excised, most of the commentary could just as easily refer to Trump:

(original tweet the article is based on)

Now available on youtube for people who don't like to click through links.

Emperor has no clothes...

"Nobody disobeys my orders," Trump said during a walkabout on the South Lawn for the annual Easter egg roll.

The fact that he gives orders and isn't even aware enough to realize that they aren't being carried out is even more amazing.

If that were true, 45 would have committed (more) impeachable offenses.

He fired Kirstjen Nielsen because she would not break the law in order to enact his immigration plan. That' why this nonsense republicans are trying to say about "only" attempting obstruction is no big deal, because the people around him stopped him. Until they were replaced.

He will find people willing to break the law for him. He's even taken to offering pardons to encourage them to do so.

THIS IS IMPORTANT.

The discussion came a few hours after early morning tweets from the president accusing Twitter of playing “political games” with his follower count and calling for congressional intervention against the company.

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I would love to see a timeline where the only followers Trump has on Twitter are bots and he continues to rant and rave at them while the rest of the world ignores him and forgets he even exists.

JC wrote:

I would love to see a timeline where the only followers Trump has on Twitter are bots and he continues to rant and rave at them while the rest of the world ignores him and forgets he even exists.

I want to see the timeline where Twitter decided to hide his follower count from him. Removal of validation and the subsequent reinforcement would have an... interesting effect on him. Unfortunately, we might not survive.

I'd love to see a prison decorated to look like the Oval Office, complete with toilet and fake Twitter. Surround him with guards that appease him and fill him in on the news that he is winning.

Now he's accusing the Mexican Army of conspiring with drug smugglers.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...

Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!

So he is creating excuses to get the military sent to the boarder after his first attempt was not greeted well.

We have had service members confronted and detained at the border for many, many years before Tough Guy Trump showed up.

qaraq wrote:

Now he's accusing the Mexican Army of conspiring with drug smugglers.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...

Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!

What actually happened versus what Trump probably got from his daily intelligence briefing from Fox & Friends.

WaPo wrote:

The tweet comes after an incident on April 13 in which two active-duty U.S. soldiers involved in the Defense Department’s mission to provide camera surveillance at the border were briefly detained and disarmed on U.S. soil, U.S. military officials said.

Navy Capt. Pamela Kunze, a U.S. military spokeswoman, said in an email that five to six Mexican military members approached and questioned the U.S. soldiers, who were near Clint, Tex., in an unmarked vehicle owned by Customs and Border Protection.

“An inquiry by CBP and DOD revealed that the Mexican military members mistakenly believed the U.S. Army soldiers were south of the border with Mexico,” Kunze wrote. “However, the U.S. soldiers were appropriately in U.S. territory. Though they were south of the border fence, U.S. soldiers remained in U.S. territory, north of the actual border.”

The Mexican military departed the area after “a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations,” she said.

“We believe this brief exchange was a misunderstanding concerning the location of the unmarked U.S. surveillance vehicle and an honest mistake by the Mexican soldiers,” Kunze said. “The Mexican military has been and continues to be a great partner with the United States military.”

farley3k wrote:

So he is creating excuses to get the military sent to the boarder after his first attempt was not greeted well.

Funny you should mention.

The Pentagon is preparing to loosen rules that bar troops from interacting with migrants entering the United States, expanding the military’s involvement in President Trump’s operation along the southern border.

Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to assist with handling a surge of migrants along the border.

Super cool that since we still don't have an actual, confirmed Secretary of Defense, it's an acting Secretary that's now making significant changes to military regulations.

In this weekend's edition of petty or racist...

Trump tweeted his congratulations to Nick Bosa, the #2 NFL draft pick. He did not tweet congratulations to Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, the #1 draft pick. Murray is black. Bosa is white. And Bosa has a history of tweeting racist and homophobic things as well as voicing his support for Trump.

Trump also announced that he was going to skip tomorrow's National Teacher of the Year award ceremony--a presidential tradition since President Truman. This year's award winner is Rodney Robinson, a social studies teacher in a juvenile detention center in Richmond, Va. Robinson is also black.

OG_slinger wrote:

In this weekend's edition of petty or racist...

Why not both?

Trump says US is already sending migrants to sanctuary cities

"Now we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much," he told a crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "They ain't too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."
OG_slinger wrote:

In this weekend's edition of petty or racist...

Trump tweeted his congratulations to Nick Bosa, the #2 NFL draft pick. He did not tweet congratulations to Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, the #1 draft pick. Murray is black. Bosa is white. And Bosa has a history of tweeting racist and homophobic things as well as voicing his support for Trump.

Saw another point on Twitter about this. Trump just relates to being #2.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Trump says US is already sending migrants to sanctuary cities

"Now we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much," he told a crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "They ain't too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."

WTF?! He just blatantly says it’s a sick idea and is proud of it. Just wow.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Trump says US is already sending migrants to sanctuary cities

"Now we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much," he told a crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "They ain't too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."

He's not even telling the truth. It was Miller's idea.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

Trump says US is already sending migrants to sanctuary cities

"Now we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities, thank you very much," he told a crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "They ain't too happy about it. I'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea."

He's not even telling the truth. It was Miller's idea.

I would be entirely unsurprised to find that its bullsh*t that he ad-libbed because he thought it made him sound big and clever.

Jonman wrote:

I would be entirely unsurprised to find that its bullsh*t that he ad-libbed because he thought it made him sound big and clever.

This.

Maybe Sick is the White House nickname for Miller.

Trump's subpoena stonewall is his most dangerous outrage yet. Why even have a Congress?

There are fresh affronts to democracy daily with Donald Trump in the White House. But with the news that he and members of his administration plan to flout all congressional subpoenas no matter what the subject, Trump’s disrespect for the rule of law and constitutional norms has hit a new high (or low).

This is arguably the most dangerous thing to happen to the American system of government since Trump became president. Trump, his administration and all the congressional Republicans who go along are saying the executive branch is totally beyond any congressional oversight. Why even have a Congress? Trump believes that he can do whatever he wants (no matter how illegal or harmful for the nation) and that there is nothing anyone, including Congress, can do about it.

farley3k wrote:

Trump's subpoena stonewall is his most dangerous outrage yet. Why even have a Congress?

There are fresh affronts to democracy daily with Donald Trump in the White House. But with the news that he and members of his administration plan to flout all congressional subpoenas no matter what the subject, Trump’s disrespect for the rule of law and constitutional norms has hit a new high (or low).

This is arguably the most dangerous thing to happen to the American system of government since Trump became president. Trump, his administration and all the congressional Republicans who go along are saying the executive branch is totally beyond any congressional oversight. Why even have a Congress? Trump believes that he can do whatever he wants (no matter how illegal or harmful for the nation) and that there is nothing anyone, including Congress, can do about it.

That's why Congress needs to come down on the people doing this, and hard. They need to nip this in the bud, and even Republican congressmen should agree with that, even if they won't.