The “beleaguered” KKKeebler Elf is being trotted out to announce the DACA decision in just a few minutes. Makes sense — Trump outsourced the job to him:
It's a shame he can't do anything to stop himself from doing this. pic.twitter.com/X7aX8FaVlg
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) September 5, 2017
What a cowardly, inept piece of shit.
You can watch it on CSPAN here. [Announcement over, and the KKKeebler Elf scurried back to the tree without taking questions.]
Trump has a cult comprising about 27% of the electorate, but few outside of the constellation of True Believers have any respect for him. The Russians certainly don’t — looks like Putin no longer thinks Trump is a genius (not that he ever did):
Putin also criticised the United States, saying it was preposterous for Washington to ask for Moscow’s help with Pyongyang after sanctioning Russian companies whom US officials accused of violating North Korea sanctions.
“It’s ridiculous to put us on the same [sanctions] list as North Korea and then ask for our help in imposing sanctions on North Korea,” said Putin.
“This is being done by people who mix up Australia with Austria.”
Just drop the pee hookers tape already, Vlad.
While Congressional Republicans are sticking with Twitler for an oligarch relief package, they’re working around him because they know he’s a fucking idiot too:
On two important policies — sanctions on Russia and health care — a working majority of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate has already thwarted Trump. Another bipartisan majority appears to have formed against Trump’s threat to shut down the government unless he gets significant funding for a wall along the Southern border. In fact, on any number of issues, there are enough anti-Trump Republicans in the Senate not only to block the president but also to push their own policies contrary to the president’s — as was the case with Russia sanctions.
My guess is this workaround will become more common as Trump becomes increasingly unhinged. The Republicans deserve zero credit; they’re keeping the nuclear codes in that lunatic’s chubby little hands. But they may decide to degrade his ability to completely destroy our democracy out of self interest. Yay.
The Daily Caller, a wingnut site, is trying to spin Trump’s ceding of civilian control to the the military as a positive:
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 5, 2017
Morons. Also, Chief of Staff John Kelly allegedly doesn’t like Trump:
Schiller has told allies he thinks Chief of Staff John Kelly doesn't like Trump very much, and is doing the job only out of duty to country. https://t.co/2MR1DWaHSb
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 5, 2017
There’s a shocker. I hope Trump sees that story and makes Kelly jump through hoops. Trump can’t read people for shit since he’s a malignant narcissist. Remember when he weirdly proclaimed that President Obama liked him, when it was obvious to anyone with eyes that PBO was handling Trump like an irradiated turd that he (Obama) nevertheless had an obligation to install in the Oval Office?
Then Trump decided PBO was his mortal enemy and made up outrageous lies about wiretapping, probably because he (Trump) didn’t receive a blubbering endorsement from his predecessor. Yeah, Kelly better watch his back.
ETA: Per Newsweek, President Obama might choose to get involved in this issue as follows:
Former President Barack Obama is said to be considering speaking out against Donald Trump’s alleged plan to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
The president will reportedly announce on Tuesday a plan to end the Obama-era program within the next six months, a move those close to Obama say the former president will rally against.
A source close to the former president told Politico that Obama will write a Facebook post and share it on Twitter as well, speaking out against the president’s decision if he does choose not to protect Dreamers.
Good. This is a stupid, short-sighted, financially dumb and morally obtuse decision driven entirely by bigotry. Please feel free to share news of protests, action plans, etc., in comments.