Upside-down aphorisms

Remember the old line “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”? Trump is turning that on its head, cozying up to the likes of Putin, Xi Jinping, Rodrigo Duterte and now Kim Jong-un while disrespecting our G-7 and NATO allies. This is very strange behavior on the part of a United States President, but …

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Kudlow has heart attack, says Trump

I notice that the media is very cautious about reporting this story. “Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser, suffered a heart attack on Monday evening and was at Walter Reed Medical Center, Mr. Trump said in a tweet.” Presumably they’re trying to confirm with Walter Reed. I don’t wish Kudlow any particular ill, but …

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Putin must have hooks in Trump

Why else would he suggest Russia should be back in the group of industrialized nations called the G7? Mark Shields, on The PBS News Hour tonight: I think the president, quite frankly, what amazed me today was the announcement that he wanted to invite Russia back into the G7, make it the G8. Russia has …

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The continued lowering of standards in government

The Trump Administration seems to take pride in finding people to nominate for important positions who aren’t really qualified to do them. We’ve seen judges who’ve never issued an opinion until now, we’ve seen wedding planners appointed to oversee federal funding for housing, and we’ve seen talk-show hosts nominated to be head scientist at the …

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Lyin’ Trump lies again

Trump is on this tear about Amazon and the Post Office, and he’s fired everyone who’s willing to tell him he’s making a fool of himself by getting his facts wrong or lying. For starters: Last year alone, Amazon supplied $7 billion of the Post Office’s $19.5 billion in revenue. So obviously Amazon and the …

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Trump is getting worse

As bad as we thought he might be, he’s becoming infinitely worse. So writes Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post, and it’s impossible to disagree. What’s really terrifying is that the Republicans in Congress are mostly quiescent. They’re either afraid of Trump’s 35%-of-voters base or they really don’t give a damn about what Tillerson’s done …

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In fundraising speech, Trump lied

In a fundraising speech in Missouri this evening, Trump says he made up a trade claim with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump makes up dialogue from Trudeau: “‘Donald, we have no trade deficit.’ I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know. … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’ You …

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Trump and North Korea

What do you bet that Trump is sitting in the residence at the White House dreaming of himself as the Great Peacemaker, about to resolve the Korean War by meeting with the DPRK’s young dictator and congratulating himself for doing what no other President has ever done? He’s not smart enough to figure out that …

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30? THIRTY?

Headline: More Than 30 Trump Aides Lose Top-Secret Clearance, Sources Say Jeebus. “All the best people,” he said. “The highest ethics,” he said. “Everybody wants to work in the White House,” he said. This is the most inept and dangerously-stupid President and Administration in American history.