Tag: Donald Trump

Trump cares more about spending money on his handicap than on infrastructure

By: TDF Staff

Yesterday, Donald Trump railed in the Rose Garden against “wasting time” and declared that he was going to do just “one track” at a time, but Trump can’t be bothered with the effort it takes to forward some documents to the Congress. But he can fly across the world for golf.

Trump’s spending on golf travel is many times higher than that of Barack Obama, who not only spent less than half as much time playing, but did it at a much lower cost. Obama seemed to be cognizant of the fact that he was spending other people’s money.

At this point, digging up Trump’s statements claiming that were he to occupy the White House, he wouldn’t have time for golf seems redundant, as if it’s something that’s been done 177 times. Trump is also not being frugal when it comes to his golf game. According to Huffpost, the bill to taxpayers for Trump’s time on the links has now passed $100 million dollars. 

  • For those keeping track, that’s three times the cost of the Mueller investigation, even if you don’t discount the money that Mueller recovered through fines. 
  • It’s four times the money set aside for replacing out of date government systems and improving technology—including technology that protects election systems from hacking.
  • It’s equal to the entire budget for the Office for Civil Rights. 

Petulant child turns “Infrastructure Week” into a publicity stunt

By: TDF Staff

Infrastructure Week was cut short today by Donald Trump after 4 minutes. Donald Trump walked out of his meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and headed for the Rose Garden with pre-printed “Mueller probe by the numbers” fact sheets and charts.

“I want to do infrastructure,” Trump claimed, “but you know what, you can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with,” he commanded.

Shortly after the petulant child that was somehow voted in to office finished his newest unhinged tirade, Pelosi and Schumer held their own press conference, in which they admitted that they were ambushed by Trump.

“We had hoped that we could give this president the opportunity to have a signature infrastructure initiative,” Pelosi said, “For some reason — maybe a lack of confidence on his part that he couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge before him — … he just took a pass.”

Today’s showboating is further proof that Trump is running scared. Now that his arguments are losing in court and his taxes and desperate financial situation, along with possible criminal activity, might be revealed for all to see. 

Merrick Garland’s court to handle the appeal of the release of Trump’s financial records

By: TDF Staff

Monday afternoon, a federal judge ruled that the House has the legal rights within its constitutional powers to review 10 years of Donald Trump’s financial records. In addition, U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta declined to stay that decision pending Trump’s appeal because he doesn’t think they have a case that could prevail if appealed.

As of this morning, Trump’s lawyers have formally submitted their appeal of Judge Amit Mehta’s ruling that requires his accounting firm turn over his personal financial records to the House. The best part about the appeal is that the chief judge of that court is none other than Merrick Garland. Yes, THAT Merrick Garland.

It is worth noting that the three judges to hear the appeal will be randomly assigned, so Garland might not hear the appeal. If the decision of the judges ends up being reviewed by the full court then Garland will definitely have a hand in the process. Regardless, having witnessed one of their own fall victim to the hyper-partisan destruction of norms and traditions that pretty much brought Trump to the White House, the judges that are assigned will most likely have some thoughts about the situation.

Open Thread: The Continuing Constitutional Crisis

By: TDF Editorial

05/14/2019 2:00pm

President Donald J. Trump has been and continues to be a walking, talking constitutional crisis.

05/14/2019 4:05pm

Trump delivered a full-length campaign-style speech to a group of energy workers in Louisiana this afternoon. Seems kind of unethical to do such a thing at what is not a political event.

05/15/2019 2:54pm

Trump blasted the “fake news media” in a tweet 45 mins ago. This time regarding the chatter that there is infighting within his administration regarding his policy towards Iran. He of course denies there is. Shocker.

05/15/2019 3:05pm

Children of LGBT U.S. citizens may be stripped of their birthright citizenship due to an administration policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage

05/17/2019 9:57am

President Trump is again wading into dangerous waters with more “conspiracy” talk.

5/22/2019 12:04pm

Infrastructure Week was cut short today by Donald Trump after 4 minutes. Donald Trump walked out of his meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and headed for the Rose Garden with pre-printed “Mueller probe by the numbers” fact sheets and charts.

Wannabe dictator commandeers Fourth of July celebration in D.C. to make it about himself

By: TDF Staff

Fake Patriot Donald J. Trump

If you have not heard already, this past Friday our current President, Donald Trump, took his would-be military parade turned would-be Veterans Day military parade and now morphed it into Donald Trump commandeering Washington, D.C.’s, Fourth of July fireworks celebration to move its location, add “entertainers,” and insert himself into the festivities.

The tentative plan is for President Trump, being the greatest and most important thing to ever exist in the United States of America, to grace the nation with a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, turning a long running non-partisan event into yet another platform for Trump to lie into a microphone. Who will he lie about and what will he lie about? We don’t know, and neither does he: The man is incapable of staying on script.

Wannabe dictator hints at trying for a 2 year extension of current term

By: TDF Editorial

Donald Trump is getting scarier and scarier each day that goes by “post-Mueller” and it is reaching a boiling point. First, Trump was insisting that the results of the investigation showed total exoneration by Mueller, and not he is appearing to be absolutely terrified that Robert Mueller is going to appear before Congress to testify. Now, add to this madness the suggestion by Trump that he should get two extra years added to his term in office to make up for time that he was under investigation. This is textbook Trump and it is maddeningly scary. It is pretty much another example of his aspirations of becoming a dictator.

Who do we have to thank for the idea of two more years, you might ask? Well, it originated with Jerry Falwell Jr., who described it as “reparations,” but Trump took it up enthusiastically, retweeting Falwell and then himself tweeting about the “stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back…..”

While some of his supporters might take this as Trump being “playful” but we all know that he does not have a playful bone in his body. Whenever Donald Trump appears playful, it is in all reality him attempting to test the waters to see what he can get away with.

Trump testing out the “two more years” thing is sending a strong message to his base in terms of how they should respond if and when he loses in 2020. We cannot expect that he will become any bit friendlier to the idea of democracy from this point on and definitely not if he loses. Trump is showing who he is and he is not someone who cares about the rule of law or democracy. He needs to be voted out and we have to be prepared to deal with him in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power when his replacement takes office.

Barr lied under oath

By: TDF Editorial

William Barr this morning decided to fully torch his credibility in defense of Donald Trump, joining a long line of Republicans who have done the same to their own credibility. During the Attorney General’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him “Did you have a problem with the way Comey handled the Clinton email investigation?”

“Yes, I said so at the time,” Barr responded.

He said so at the time? Barr must have forgotten the op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post on Halloween 2016 titled  ”James Comey did the right thing”.

The era of Trump sure has caused so many Republicans to have selective amnesia. Vote them all out. Also, Barr needs to be held accountable for lying under oath this morning. Republicans, do the right thing and stop the “party over principle” thing that has poisoned you over the last few years.

Donald Trump Lies… and lies… and lies.

By: TDF Editorial

Donald Trump lies. He lies with a regularity that has never been seen before in politics. His followers eat it up and Republican politicians defend it. His lying is getting worse.

The Washington Post is reporting that Trump made 5,000 “false and misleading claims” in his first 601 days in office … and his next 5,000, bringing him to 10,000, in the next 226 days.

The entire Republican Party is complicit in his lies. For the sake of our democracy and our country as a whole, he needs to be voted out of office next year.