Mayor of Doral heard about G7 plans from Mulvaney press conference

You’re not the only one surprised that Donald Trump is corruptly using his office to boost his own company’s profits. (Okay, you’re not surprised. Who are we kidding?) Apparently, Juan Carlos Bermudez, the mayor of Doral, Florida, where Donald Trump’s very posh and expensive bedbug hatchery is currently located, was taken aback as well. From Washington…

Trump to Egyptian president: 'Where's my favorite dictator?'

Sometimes the shit he says and does is so gobsmackingly weird, I almost feel like I've fallen into a wormhole when I write these. But, alas, I’m still on Earth — and it’s still fucked until at least 2021. From the Wall Street Journal via Raw Story: “Inside a room of the ornately decorated Hotel…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 136)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1549. Ramped up the trade war with China by raising tariffs by 5% 1550. Threatened to…

PBS reporter calls Trump a liar to his face

Okay, she was kinda-sorta diplomatic about it, but still. After Donald Trump blathered some nonsense about never, ever doing things for political reasons (really?), and claimed that he ran in one election (false) and won, and that he’s ahead of the 2020 field based on polls (wrong again), he said that Obama kicked Russia out of…

Trump: 'I think I know more about the environment than most people'

Hey, don’t worry about anything — particularly not the environment. Donald Trump is on it.  Trump is an environmentalist — an environmentalist, I tells ya: From his logorrheic assault on logic and consensus reality at the G7: “I think I know more about the environment than most people. I want clean air. I want clean water….

Larry Kudlow goes full Orwell in new CNN interview

On a good day, listening to top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow discuss economics is like watching the chief herpetologist at the Bronx Zoo run around screaming in the gift shop with a Gaboon viper latched to his scrotum. Today, he looked even more out of his element.  In an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar,…

Trump apparently thinks attending the G7 is a huge waste of his time

I mean, he could be setting the world record for most Chicken McNuggets crammed into a U.S. president’s mouth at one time. But instead he has to go to this stupid G7 thing. CNN: [I]n conversations with aides over the past weeks, Trump has questioned why he must attend [the G7], according to people familiar…