rule by Slender Man: the de facto POTUS* rules

Waiting for de jure to be impaneled in a time of tactical chaos, free of strategic thinking, Jared Kushner is Slender Man, de facto POTUS* of the not-so-deep, shallow state. “Jared is running everything. He’s the de facto president of the United States,” a former White House official told Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump…

Trump confirms again that he was warned in January and chose to ignore it

His desperate spin before his Fox News Town Hall today ignores the incompetence of handling travel from Europe among many other failures. ….Fake News got it wrong again, as always, and tens of thousands of lives were saved by my EARLY BAN of China into our Country. The people that we’re allowed were heavily scrutinized…

Trump hopes to win in November by trading your health for a reopened economy

Robert Reich tells the truth in an op-ed at the Guardian: Trump wants you to choose between your job or your life — because work makes you free. Trump preferred “cheering an economic revival rather than managing a catastrophic health crisis” — Nothing has changed. Trump’s hope of timing a “re-opened economy” to victory is that any second wave of COVID…

latest Trump diversions are aimed at MSNBC versus Fox News kayfabe

Ever lazy in the continuing Trump clown show, Trump got mad at Brian Williams and by extension Nicole Wallace since they did some paired activity not unlike the Morning Joe show that featured the latest Tara Reade / Joe Biden revelations. It’s all Trump weak sauce in a rough week for IMPOTUS*. What was telling…

fools and their money: Trump leads Biden 50/44 in the betting markets

RCP has Trump over Biden 49.9 / 42.0. Even if you don’t wager, at present 538 thinks Trump remains dependent on an Electoral College win. It’s still about GOTV, despite all the impending constraints like vote-by-mail. Cautionary tails are being chased. This data highlights a few things. First, at least at the moment, Florida, Michigan,…

2020 is Trump's “Year of Tremendous Death”

Trump claimed cases would go from fifteen to zero on 28 February.  Cases are over a million and he keeps raising his prideful death total now to 60-70,000, Today’s US death total is 63,000. I’m not sure what a “very, very strong” death total means, But over 60,000 lives lost is a tragedy almost unmatched in…

The latest Trump tchotchke: COVID-19 campaign coins… WTF?

Because surviving the pandemic is worth commemorating with yet another Trump souvenir. More troubling are the MAGA and KAG hats available at this “White House gift shop”, and like most Trump things it’s a for-profit operation not connected to the actual White House. x OMFG, the White House Gift Shop is selling commemorative COVID-19 coins. https://t.co/FqbrSK8mrK pic.twitter.com/ojVXsOkdKB— Mark…