A Year Without a President
Instead of running the country, Trump has spent the past year lobbing insults, throwing tantrums, and getting even. So who's really running the country? Leadership on the environment is now coming from California and other states. Leadership on civil rights is coming from the federal courts. And most of the rest of leadership in America is now coming from the grassroots. What do you think?
Posted by Robert Reich on Saturday, December 30, 2017
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31 Dec 2017 at 13:00 ET
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) calls President Donald Trump ‘despicable’ on MSNBC (Screen cap).
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) didn’t mince any words when asked about President Donald Trump on MSNBC on Sunday.
In a Sunday afternoon interview, Cohen called Trump “the most despicable human being to ever reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” and said that Trump could possibly launch a war to boost his dismal approval ratings.
“A narcissistic sociopath doesn’t change,” Cohen said. “It endangers the country. And war — like ‘wag the dog’ — it is something he could get into to improve the ratings for the ’18 elections, where they are in desperate shape.”
Cohen then went on to trash Trump for golfing even as he seemingly ignored his 11-year-old son, Barron Trump.
“He’s never with his son,” Cohen said. “And I think one of his ex-wives wrote that he was never with his children until they were adults. This is an unusual human being. And this is not about Barron — Barron looks like a nice kid, he looks like he spends no quality time at all with his father… and he claims that he’s got the evangelical Christian support, which is amazing because he doesn’t go to church!”
When pressed on whether it was really appropriate to comment on Trump’s churchgoing habits, Cohen defiantly insisted that it was.
“He doesn’t go to church, he doesn’t tithe,” Cohen said. “If he does tithe, he can release his tax returns and show it!”
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December 31, 2017 Idiocracy, Politics
Yahoo News reports:
US President Donald Trump tweeted right to the end of the year Sunday, boasting of his accomplishments in his turbulent first year in office and throwing down the gauntlet for the US midterm elections.
He highlighted his tax cut and a surging stock market in a series of New Year’s Eve tweets that seemed to set the table for next year’s fight for control of the US Congress.
“Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election,” he said.
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