Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Friday, August 23, 2019

MORE ORDERS AND DEMANDS FROM THE LUNATIC-IN-CHIEF





WASHINGTON — Hours after China said it would increase tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods in response to President Trump’s latest round of levies on Chinese goods, the president ordered companies in the United States to stop doing business with China and warned that he would retaliate further. 

 In a series of angry Twitter posts, Mr. Trump said “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing our companies HOME and making your products in the USA.” 

 The president also said he was ordering the United States Postal Service and private American companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS to search packages from China for the opioid Fentanyl and refuse delivery.


FedEx and UPS have both issued the same exact statements in response:


Mr. #King Of The Jews, to quote; LOL!


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Maniacle Messianic Trump


He now claims he's the King of the Jews and that American Jews should pledge allegiance to Israel and the Republican Party or else...




‘President Trump is the greatest president for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America... and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God’ Wayne Allyn Root






“Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world...and the Jewish people in Israel love him....



"It's unclear who @POTUS is claiming Jews would be 'disloyal' to, but charges of disloyalty have long been used to attack Jews. 

As we've said before, it's possible to engage in the democratic process without these claims. It's long overdue to stop using Jews as a political football," Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted later Tuesday. 

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, called the comments "yet another example of Donald Trump continuing to weaponize and politicize anti-Semitism."




Thanks Aaron!




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PSA #1: an antisemitic Evangelical is not a good source on Judaism or Jews.

PSA #2: That second coming thing? Ummm...not Jewish.

Also, your periodic reminder that close to 80% of Jews voted against the guy who's encouraging white nationalists. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1164138796205654016 

Greenlandia

UPDATE BELOW

The Republicans' preznit announced he was interested in buying Greenland from the Danish government, then when the idea was not welcomed by Greenland and Denmark, Trump, like the immature little snot that he is, cancelled a planned state visit to Denmark because Greenland and Denmark didn't want to sell him Greenland.

I'm not making this up. That's what really happened! 

Remarkable.

Each day I read the news and am astonished at the puerile behavior of America's POTUS and wonder what the next outrage will be, and President Porn Star Shagger never disappoints. This time he threw his usual childish temper tantrum because he didn't get his way, so he cancelled a scheduled state visit. What really sticks in President Dotard's craw is that the Danish PM called his idea of buying Greenland "absurd."  President Dotard really hates being laughed at. But it 's hard to think of him as other than an absurd little man!

The Danes would do well to keep away from this clueless maniac and raging dumpster fire of an administration. 

BTW, the current national debt is $22+ TRILLION!  HEY! LET'S BUY GREENLAND!!!

To recap Trump's current lunacy:

Trump wants Denmark to sell him Greenland.

Denmark said, "We don't own Greenland so we can't sell it to you."

Greenland said, "We're not for sale," with the subtext,"Are you out of your mind?"

Trump gets made at Denmark for not selling him Greenland, which they can't do in the first place, so Trump canceled a scheduled state visit to Denmark because "That'll SHOW THEM!"

This is truly deranged stuff: Incredible ignorance, arrogance, and petulance.

On behalf of true Americans, I extend an apology to Denmark and Greenland for Trump's stupid and childish behavior.



UPDATE:

Frequent P.E. commenter, Dave Miller, reports that perhaps Trump's canceling his state visit to Denmark is tied to the fact that President Obama is scheduled to visit that country after Trump was scheduled in September, and Trump is too frightened to be seen as less popular than the wildly popular former POTUS. 

That sounds like a more logical reason for Trump canceling his visit: Cowardice -- and fear of seeing President Obama cheered by large, adoring crowds.  Makes sense, since Trump is obsessed with the size of crowds. And somewhere in his small, dark soul he knows he's a lesser man than President Obama.

From "The Root:"

"While all the news has been about Donald Trump canceling a planned trip to Denmark because the Danish prime minister found claims that the president was looking into buying Greenland bogus AF, it turns out that the real story might be that Trump fears being upstaged by forever President Barack Obama. 

Turns out that weeks after Trump’s proposed visit to Denmark, Obama is scheduled to visit the Scandinavian country, according to Denmark site, the Local. 

Obama is a goddamn rockstar. Everywhere he goes, he gets the kind of reception that Trump only gets during his rallies. It’s why the president rallies so much; it’s because he can’t survive without adoration. He must be adored, which is why he spends so much time on Twitter tweeting out his own praises."

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

TRUMP'S ECONOMY






U.S. NEWS 08/19/2019 04:28 pm ET 


American Families Will Pay $1,000 Per Year For Trump’s China Tariffs, JPMorgan Says 

The estimated costs would wipe out nearly all of the tax breaks from Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul.


Despite repeated assurances from Trump administration officials that U.S. consumers are not bearing the brunt of its tariffs on China, a new JPMorgan analysis predicts that the average American family will shoulder $1,000 per year. 

 According to CNBC, the firm estimates that the administration’s newest round of tariffs ― 10% on $300 billion of Chinese goods ― will result in a $400 increase in costs per household. 

Roughly half of the new tariffs are due to take effect on Sept. 1 and the other half are set for Dec. 15. The Chinese tariffs already in place are expected to cost the average household $600 per year.

MAGA!

Monday, August 19, 2019

From the fingers of the little orange dictator wannabe:





WASHINGTON — In tweets on Sunday morning, President Donald Trump suggested supporters might not want him to leave office after two terms. 

 "The good news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT)," Trump wrote. 

 The president had also been criticizing the Washington Post and the New York Times, calling them "both a disgrace." 

 Trump has talked about the issue before. In March last year, according to a recording obtained by CNN, he told a closed-door fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago that "maybe we'll have to give that a shot some day," in reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping's abolishment of term limits. 

It was unclear if the comments were made in jest.


Just imagine how his minority supporters -- TrumpCultists -- would have reacted had President Obama spokent or tweeted those stupid words.


THIS WON THE DAY!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

HAPPY SATURDAY


He really, really is disliked by the American people:



Now for the interesting stuff. We ran this like a campaign poll, not a media poll, so we tested a bunch of positive and negative descriptions about Trump. Between 47-53% agreed with every description except one: “Trump drained the swamp,” which only 33% agreed with.
The statements about Trump where the largest majorities of all voters and independent voters agreed were:

“Trump is corrupt”
“Trump is focused on himself, not you”
“Trump fights for the wealthy and corporations, not working people”
“Trump is an ineffective leader”


ALSO, THIS: