Presidential Salute

Trump’s Shocking Statements Supporting Charlottesville Nazi Thugs

Trump Redesigns American Flag

Presidential Salute
Torch Light Parade
Ashley Feinberg / Wired

August 15, 2017 – Creating an equivalence between a group with swastikas, lit torches, and semi-automatic weapons struck many observers as patently absurd.  Especially given that one of those alleged white supremacists was charged with plowing into a crowd of protesters with his car, killing one and injuring 19 others. But a closer examination of Trump’s talking points shows that nearly every one has a direct link back to either someone the president follows on Twitter, or a Fox News segment since Saturday.

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Draining The Swamp

Trump’s manic, fantastical and utterly disastrous week

Governing
Buncha Flags Not Gonna Help, Fella
By KYLE ANDREW BROWN

CNN’s Chris Cillizza describes Trump’s manic, fantastical and utterly disastrous week this way: “This is the nature of time in the Donald Trump presidency.”

“There are so many storylines every single day that it’s impossible to keep up with them even for a 24-hour news cycle. Some of this is, of course, strategy on the part of the President — if you throw 1,000 balls in the air, any one person can only hope to focus on a few in hopes of catching them.”

“But, ascribing strategy to every ball Trump throws may be giving him and his White House too much credit. The truth is that this is a President who creates chaos in and around him. He acts, and then watches the wildness that ensues. The plan, seemingly, is that there is no plan.”

“He’s the man knocking down the first domino in a massive chain that spiders in a thousand different directions. Or, maybe even more apt: He’s smashing the ice on a thinly frozen pond and watching as the cracks spread out around him — endangering both himself and anyone else unlucky enough to be sharing the ice with him.”

Washington
July 31, 2017

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Russia Investigation

Anthony Scaramucci admits anonymous source was Trump

Russia Investigation
Secret Sources
Adam Peck / Think Progress

July 23, 2017 – Anthony Scaramucci has been on the job for less than 72 hours, and on Sunday he made his first appearance on the news talk shows as White House communications director. It did not go well.

On CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper pressed Scaramucci about Donald Trump’s continued insistence that the ever-growing Russia scandal was “fake news.” After questioning whether Trump was planning to sign a bipartisan bill imposing fresh sanctions against Russia for meddling in the November presidential election, Scaramucci instead sought to again cast doubt on the legitimacy of the U.S. intelligence community, and initially used an anonymous source to do it.

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