Trump’s Groveling to the Leader of North Korea is Pathetic

The right once attacked President Obama for “bowing” to the king of Saudi Arabia. Well, when it comes to the North Korean leader, President Donald Trump is doing much more than bowing. I haven’t read Trump’s Art of the Deal, but apparently lesson one is grovel to the person you are trying to make a deal with to the point they embarrass you on the world stage. At least that is what Trump, the so called “dealmaker,” is doing with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Trump’s sweaty desperation for the June 12 summit with Kim to go forward is now on full display after North Korea on Wednesday threatened to pull of the scheduled high level talks. That’s why on Thursday Trump publicly undercut his own National Security Advisor John Bolton, rejecting his call to follow the “Libyan model” where the late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi gave up Continue reading "Trump’s Groveling to the Leader of North Korea is Pathetic"

Trump’s Going All Out to Silence Stormy Daniels Because He Knows if You Believe Her Claim, You’ll Believe Them All

The way President Donald Trump apparently celebrates today’s International Women’s Day is by trying to bully and silence a woman. That woman is former adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and who alleges she had an affair with Trump. Or maybe the efforts by Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to “intimidate” Clifford and “shut her up,” as Clifford’s lawyer put it, was just the way Team Trump commemorates Women’s History month. In any event, the desperation and panic we are sensing from Trump world over Clifford wanting to openly tell her story about having her affair with Trump is because they get the nightmare scenario that could unleash. What is it you ask? Simple, if Americans believe Clifford, it’s likely that more will then believe the other 18 women who have bravely come forward to share how they were subjected Continue reading "Trump’s Going All Out to Silence Stormy Daniels Because He Knows if You Believe Her Claim, You’ll Believe Them All"

The NRA Just Became The Enemy of a Generation of Younger Americans

The big loser in CNN’s Wednesday night Town Hall to address the horrific shooting last week in Parkland, Florida was the NRA — by far. The NRA not only potentially lost a generation of young people as potential members but from the sound of the audience at the Town Hall last night, it’s fair to say that many view the NRA as the enemy. And they should. The NRA and the politicians they’ve bankrolled value easy access to guns over their lives. And the audience last night filled with younger people — many of whom just last week were dodging bullets from an AR-15, a weapon the NRA fought to legalize after it was banned from 1993 to 2003 as part of the federal assault weapons ban — got that. These high school students may be teenagers, but they know the deal. They fully understand the power of the NRA Continue reading "The NRA Just Became The Enemy of a Generation of Younger Americans"

Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse

There’s so much outrage in Trump-dom today! (What else is new?!) What minor affront set off these snowflakes this time? Well, they learned that Robert De Niro had dared to use curse words to criticize their beloved President Donald Trump. While no video has been released yet of last night’s tirade, the two-time Oscar winning took to the dais at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala and allegedly unleashed a profanity laced critique of Trump — and, of course, that was too much for the delicate sensibilities of Trumpers. So what did De Niro say? Well the iconic actor declared, “This fucking idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a fucking fool.” But De Niro was not done. He continued, “Our government today, with the propping of the baby-in-chief ― the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him ― has put the press Continue reading "Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse"

Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse

There’s so much outrage in Trump-dom today! (What else is new?!) What minor affront set off these snowflakes this time? Well, they learned that Robert De Niro had dared to use curse words to criticize their beloved President Donald Trump. While no video has been released yet of last night’s tirade, the two-time Oscar winning took to the dais at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala and allegedly unleashed a profanity laced critique of Trump — and, of course, that was too much for the delicate sensibilities of Trumpers. So what did De Niro say? Well the iconic actor declared, “This fucking idiot is the president. It’s The Emperor’s New Clothes – the guy is a fucking fool.” But De Niro was not done. He continued, “Our government today, with the propping of the baby-in-chief ― the jerkoff-in-chief, I call him ― has put the press Continue reading "Trumpers Outraged by Robert De Niro — But Cheered When Ted Nugent Did Worse"

Trump Praises AT&T Bonuses…But Silent About AT&T’s Recent Layoffs

President Donald Trump loves to take credit for things he hasn’t actually done like repealing the Affordable Care Act. (Only Trump would be gleeful at the prospect of taking health insurance from millions of Americans in need.)  That’s why it came as no surprise when Trump took credit for AT&T’s recent announcement that it was awarding bonuses of $1,000 to 200,000 employees. Trump, with the national media watching, bragged last week: “This just came out. … AT&T plans to increase U.S. capital spending $1 billion and provide $1,000 special bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. employees, and that’s because of what we did.” Trump then added, “That’s pretty good. That’s pretty good.” Of course, these bonuses were actually being negotiated with union representatives well before the GOP tax plan.  Although it does appear that the number of AT&T employees who may receive a Continue reading "Trump Praises AT&T Bonuses…But Silent About AT&T’s Recent Layoffs"

Donald Trump Jr. Should Be Required to Testify in Public

If Donald Trump, Jr. truly had nothing to hide he would have demanded that his testimony yesterday before the GOP controlled House Intelligence Committee be in public so we can all see it. What a contrast to Hillary Clinton who essentially demanded that her 11-hour marathon grilling over Benghazi by the GOP be out in the open. In fact, as The Atlantic put it back in 2015 at the time of the hearing, Hillary “practically begged the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, to allow her to testify in public.” But not Don, Jr.! He was all too happy to accept the special treatment being offered to him by Republicans to testify outside of the view of the American public.  Keep in mind this is the second time the GOP members of Congress have spoken to Don Jr. Continue reading "Donald Trump Jr. Should Be Required to Testify in Public"