Trump’s Cloud of Gossip Has Poisoned America

“So, I just heard that,” the President of the United States said at a White House press conference last Thursday. The conference, like the rest of Trump’s regular press briefings, was ostensibly about the federal government’s slow and lazy response to a pandemic that is still spreading uncontrolled throughout the United States. But because that…Continue Reading

Dr. Deborah Birx, Trump’s Covid-19 coordinator, said she considered quitting

Dr. Deborah Birx, who had been one of the White House’s chief coronavirus response coordinators, said Friday she considered quitting under former President Donald Trump, whose cavalier attitude toward combatting the disease created consternation among public health officials.Birx, in a clip of released by CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” said she “always” considered quitting, particularly…Continue Reading

Trump’s Pardons Included Health Care Execs Behind Massive Frauds

At the last minute, President Donald Trump granted pardons to several individuals convicted in huge Medicare swindles that prosecutors alleged often harmed or endangered elderly and infirm patients while fleecing taxpayers. “These aren’t just technical financial crimes. These were major, major crimes,” said Louis Saccoccio, chief executive officer of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association,…Continue Reading

Loser Trump’s last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the ‘first’ made in Texas

President Trump’s last financial disclosure form makes for interesting reading. In addition to listing his various property holdings and business interests, it also reveals a number of gifts received by business leaders, including a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook. In true Trumpian form, the disclosure [PDF] contained a pretty major porky, falsely describing…Continue Reading

Trump’s promise to put coal miners back to work was a failure

In 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a promise to coal miners at a rally in West Virginia. “For those miners, get ready because you’re going to be working your asses off,” he told them, wearing a white hard hat. “We’ll be winning, winning, winning.”After four years of the Trump administration, coal has been…Continue Reading

Trump’s 1776 Commission Calls for National Unity Around America’s Core Values: Equality, Liberty, Justice

President Trump’s 1776 Commission, created to support and inform “patriotic education,”  released a report Monday, achieving its task to revisit the nation’s founding history in efforts to reunite Americans around its founding principles.  “Neither America nor any other nation has perfectly lived up to the universal truths of equality, liberty, justice and government by consent,”…Continue Reading

Giuliani says he’s on Trump’s impeachment team, would argue voter fraud claims

“If you can prove that it’s true… they are no longer fighting words,” he said.January 17, 2021, 2:24 AM• 8 min readPresident Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tells ABC News he’s working as part of the president’s defense team in his upcoming second impeachment trial — and that he’s prepared to argue that the…Continue Reading

Trump’s Cold War with China’s Huawei Halts Intel’s Supply to the Telecom Giant

Source: VCG On Jan. 17, the Trump administration apprised several Huawei suppliers to stop selling to the Chinese company, including chipmaker Intel. The Trump administration revoked these suppliers’ licenses to sell to the Chinese company and planned to reject applications to supply the Chinese telecommunication firm, according to Reuters’ sources familiar with the matter.   This…Continue Reading

Will Trump’s mishandling of records leave a hole in history?

The public won’t see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern that the collection won’t be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies.Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing…Continue Reading

How China Won Trump’s Trade War and Got Americans to Foot the Bill

© Reuters. How China Won Trump’s Trade War and Got Americans to Foot the Bill (Bloomberg) — Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted that “trade wars were good,…Continue Reading

Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across the internet

When Twitter banned President Trump from its platform permanently on Friday, the thousands of tweets he put forth from his realDonaldTrump account over the past decade were wiped out. Retweets of realDonaldTrump tweets from other accounts now show a “this tweet is unavailable” message instead. But embeds of Trump’s original tweets are now displaying in…Continue Reading