Justin Trudeau turns down Trump's invite to bathe in our COVID filth

Would you want to visit the United States these days? That is, if you weren’t already here? We’re like the sketchy truck stop toilet stall of the world right now. Well, you’re not the only one who’d like to avoid our country like the plague. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has opted out of a…

Addled and overwhelmed, Trump rushes back to the xenophobia well

Maybe we should just build a giant dome over the country. Would that have prevented this? x THIS IS WHY WE NEED BORDERS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2020 Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing. He never has, of course, but the reality of it has never been as stark or dangerous as…

How Trump's phony Mexico trade deal duped the press

Donald Trump lies about everything. So why do newsrooms still assume he's telling the truth, especially when he unveils grand initiatives? On Friday, Trump claimed he had reached a landmark last-minute immigration deal with Mexico, which meant he no longer had to impose the tariffs he had been threatening, part of his incoherent southern-border policy….

Trump fumes over lack of recognition for his imaginary accomplishments

Donald Trump played the New York media like a fiddle for decades, even successfully masquerading as his own PR flack on several occasions. So he probably thought it would be just as easy to fool the national media after he entered politics. But it’s been a much choppier ride than he expected, and there simply aren’t…

A.B. Stoddard piece from RCP about Trump-McConnell “Marriage.”

A.B. Stoddard has up an interesting write up that McConnell’s precious Senate majority is in worse electoral shape than realized because of the orange baboon in the White House.   But first, the setting of Stoddard’s piece is the latest fit by the feces thower in chief over immigration and his use of a tariff threat…

Polls say Michigan voters hate Trump's trade policies … a lot

Winning Michigan is vital to Donald Trump’s hopes in 2020. In fact, the Midwest as a whole is key to his reelection strategy. So it’s notable that his quixotic, high-profile tariffs have been a gut-punch to farmers and autoworkers in Michigan and across the region. We often assume members of Trump’s base are too thick…

Wall Street analysts: Trump's Mexico tariffs will undermine China trade negotiations

Trump’s decision to slap new tariffs on Mexico until Mexico stops airdropping Mexicans onto American strawberry fields and dairy farms will have serious unintended consequences, according to several Wall Street analysts. That is, it’s made the entire world aware of something bankers, building contractors, and Trump University graduates have known for years or even decades: Donald…