Category Archives: Trumpiana

Bush misremembered, Trump misspoke

Apparently Donald Trump has realized that he had to do some furious backpedaling after the fallout from his Helsinki remarks that he disagreed with the FBI about Russian meddling in the last Presidential election. An hour ago CNN posted this: President Trump moments ago said he misspoke during his Monday news conference with Russian President […]

I have no words: Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence

UPDATE: Reader Simon sent me this statement in Business Insider from John McCain about Trump’s execrable behavior.  No matter what you think of McCain, he’s honest and frank here: “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, […]

Scott Pruitt resigns

I’d normally say “There is a god after all,” but I’m pretty sure there isn’t, for if there was, we wouldn’t have either Trump or Pruitt, and another hyperconservative Supreme Court nominee wouldn’t be in the offing. Nevertheless, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt, beleaguered by accusations of financial malfeasance and other ethics violations, […]

Bill Maher has a chat with Ben Shapiro

Bill Maher, to his credit, had conservative Ben Shapiro on his show, and here’s a ten-minute discussion between them. Of course I agree with Maher far more than with Shapiro, but this does show that two political opponents can have a civil discussion. I don’t think minds were changed, but they do have points where […]

NYT conflates civility with indifference to injustice

Yes, folks, the New York Times is suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, at least if they publish op-eds like the one below (click on the screenshot to read it). Sugrue was motivated to write his piece by acts like the expulsion of Sarah Huckabee Sanders from a restaurant and the verbal attack on White House […]

By a narrow 5-4 vote, Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

I suppose this was predictable, and I don’t have the capability to judge whether Trump’s travel ban, however heinous, was legal or not, for that’s the basis on which Chief Justice Roberts, who wrote the ruling, upheld the restriction on immigration. It was, he said, legally within Trump’s powers. The vote was 5-4, strictly along […]

Leftists gleeful after Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for Trump

You can sense the palpable glee at HuffPo as they put this story up, as if it was just the perfect thing to do to Trump’s press secretary (click on screenshot): Here’s the story if you haven’t yet heard it: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was just sitting down to a farm-to-table meal […]

Jeff Sessions cites Bible as rationale for separating children from immigrant families; reporters and Sarah Sanders battle it out

I still find it unconscionable, regardless of the law, to separate children from their parents and families when illegal immigrants are apprehended entering the United States. I can only imagine the misery and pain that the children experience, and the horror of parents not knowing whether they’d ever see their kids again. It’s reminiscent of […]

Trump screws up in Singapore

Of course Trump wasn’t going to get Kim Jong-un to give up his nukes; that was never on the table. There is a lot of talk of how Trump gave away the farm (no more joint U.S./South Korean military exercises) and got precious little in return, while the DPRK got a propaganda triumph. Still, that […]

Trump’s infamous Self Pardon

This tweet, by The Donald, has received a lot of press: As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats […]