Saturday, October 19, 2019

‘Everything is coming apart’: Ex-Trump officials panicked his presidency is in unstoppable collapse

Mod: Down in his swamp bunker Bonkers Benedict Bonespurs rants and raves endlessly, and in the most disturbing ways. People have been noticing.

‘Everything is coming apart’: Ex-Trump officials panicked his presidency is in unstoppable collapse (Raw Story link): On Saturday, Politico reported that former members of President Donald Trump’s administration see his presidency as mortally endangered and coming more unglued by the day — although they differ on whether Trump was always like this, or whether they simply have had a personal epiphany about the man they once worked for.

“It’s just looking like everything is coming apart,’ one former administration official told Politico. Another said it is a “pipe dream” to constrain Trump because “Everyone who has tried had eventually failed in some way.”

One of the key moments, for many of them, was White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitting, and then trying to walk back, that Trump indeed engaged in a quid pro quo in his attempts to get dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The wheels are not off the car. The situation is way worse than that. The car has been impounded and we are now waiting to figure out what the fine is and to see whether or not we’re going to get the car back,” said Anthony Scaramucci, who served as Trump’s communications director for ten days before being fired in spectacular fashion. “Mulvaney is a good Catholic and in fairness to him, that was a full-blown Catholic confessional on Thursday afternoon.”

Trump veterans see a presidency veering off the rails (Politico link): Former Trump White House officials and other Republicans close to the White House are increasingly worried about President Trump’s erratic behavior and say there are no longer enough safeguards around him to prevent self-inflicted disasters large and small.

Just in the last two weeks, Trump precipitously withdrew U.S. troops from northern Syria and attacked America’s Kurdish allies as “no angels,” sparking outrage among GOP lawmakers; released a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose undiplomatic language was widely mocked; called his former defense secretary “the world’s most overrated general”; and blew up at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a meeting his own White House had called.

Trump's behavior this week has been so bizarre that psychologists, Republicans and ex-staffers are telling me they're worried (The Independent link): Donald Trump is going through the motions of being President of the United States. He still lives resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he is still the head of the executive branch, and he's still the commander-in-chief of the world's most powerful military force. He can still give orders and be reasonably sure that they will be followed, like the order he gave to a small group of US soldiers 12 days ago, requiring them to abandon the Syrian Kurdish allies with whom they'd shed blood on the way to defeating Isis. Those soldiers, loyal American servicemen, will follow those orders, even though doing so made them — in the words of one soldier — “ashamed for the first time in my career.”

According to Pelosi, he "was not relating to the reality" that a supermajority of House members disagreed with him, to the point where she walked out of the meeting, joined by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Schumer explained how he'd reminded Trump of the dangerous conditions that could be created with the release of Isis fighters who'd been held by Kurdish forces, and noted that even retired Marine General James MattisTrump's former Secretary of Defense — had said that pulling out of Syria would enhance the terrorist group. According to a source who was in the meeting, Trump's response was to call Mattis "the world's most overrated general" and declare that he had personally "captured Isis in a month."

Another source, who spoke to CNN's Jamie Gangel, said that Trump's demeanor left even Republicans "completely shaken," "shell-shocked" and "sickened."

"He is not in control of himself, it is all yelling and screaming," the source said, adding that Trump was "100 per cent worse" and that even Republicans are now worried about his stability. As if to prove the anonymous source's point, Trump has spent the past two days claiming that he has brought peace to the region, rather than hand an unearned victory to Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad.

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26 comments:

  1. Hundreds didn't make it to DC "March for Trump" . . . due to series of declined credit card payments

    The organizers of the “March for Trump” claim a bus line tried to kill their rally by not showing up. But the bus company says it was never paid thousands of dollars.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-coachways-charter-bus-company-did-not-sabotage-the-march-for-trump?ref=author

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    1. I take it Donald didn’t stop by to offer them a limo ride.

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    2. I think they went to the Santa Anita race track protecting the rights of horses.

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  2. In ruling on Trump finances, court finds broad authority for impeachment inquiry

    A federal appeals court ruled last week that President Donald Trump's accounting firm must turn over financial records requested by a House committee.

    In April, the House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed the firm, Mazars USA, for documents related to Trump's accounts going back to January 2009. His lawyers fought back with a lawsuit in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that argued Congress had no legitimate legislative purpose for getting the materials.

    In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the court disagreed but put a temporary hold on the legal effect of its decision to allow Trump's lawyers to appeal. A large part of the court’s opinion, which runs more than 100 pages, can be distilled into three questions: Is the Oversight Committee pursuing a legislative, as opposed to a law-enforcement, objective? Is the committee investigating a subject on which constitutional legislation could be enacted? And does the subpoena seek information relevant to the legislative inquiry?

    The judges concluded that the Oversight Committee is, in fact, pursuing a legislative, non-law enforcement purpose, and that at least one kind of constitutional legislation could flow from the committee’s investigation. The court then determined that the documents requested by the panel are relevant to its investigation.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1068226

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  3. ‘You caused this’: Ex-GOP lawmaker attacks Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham for enabling Trump’s ‘depravity’

    On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” ex-Republican and former Florida Rep. David Jolly laid into President Donald Trump’s allies in the Senate for spending years letting the president do whatever he wanted, only to be shocked and horrified when he sold out America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, singling out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

    “For all that Lindsey Graham thinks of his own skill in influencing the president of the United States, this is the one issue that punches Lindsey in the gut. This should say to Lindsey Graham, ‘Donald Trump doesn’t care about you, Lindsey Graham.'”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/you-caused-this-ex-gop-lawmaker-attacks-mitch-mcconnell-and-lindsey-graham-for-enabling-trumps-depravity/

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  4. I hope America is safe.

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  5. Pro-Trump ‘War Hero’ Featured on Fox News Never Actually Served in War

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/pro-trump-war-hero-featured-on-fox-news-never-actually-served

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  6. Idiot MAGA crowd sings YMCA at Trump rally - Village People must love the irony

    https://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2019/10/dallas-trump-rally-sings-ymca

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  7. Trump’s Dallas rally showed how untethered from reality his impeachment pushback is

    It’s little more than lies and gaslighting.

    https://www.vox.com/2019/10/18/20920715/trump-dallas-rally-impeachment-pushback-schiff

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  8. Newsweek reveals Trump's medical record shows drug addiction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1lhc7Yya6s&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1FVgrRRKMkwHu7XrP4UZfmeAyOEVuBisKoldFW6PaXjqV6fhO4JVGT3A4

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  9. How long before his vulturous kids try to protect their inheritance by petitioning for a conservator. In a perverse way, he wouldn’t respect them if they didn’t.

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  10. Hey tattler, the anti-trump articles you post are becoming more unhinged and deranged. The hatred and lies and smears you write about President Trump and his supporters will only backfire against you and the democrats in the 2020 election. The people don't care what you trump hating leftists have to say anymore, the fake news media has been exposed. The media has been exposed for their bias and hatred against trump and you the tattler only show us everyday how much hatred you have against our duly elected president and the 63 million Americans who voted for him and support him.

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    1. Must be the Adderall.

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    2. Don’t forget to vaccinate your children.

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    3. Hey Mod:

      Congratulations! Looks like the Russian troll bots are now including your blogs name in their pro-Trump Putinista propaganda!

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    4. Why doesn’t 1:32 ever explain what’s wrong with hating a racist traitor like Trump and his deplorable supporters?

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    5. @ 1:32 PM...blah...blah...blah...don't you tRumpanzee/Russian trolls ever get tired of repeating the same tired, old crap? you turd polishers are getting boring AF!!!

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    6. Impeaching Trump would be one of the greatest patriotic acts ever. Trump is a stone cold traitor.

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  11. You democrats only have hatred and negativity to run on for 2020. Good luck trying to win people over with all your anti-american hatred and rage against your own nation and duly elected president. There is a backlash brewing against the anti-american democrats. The red tsunami of republicans and red blooded american nationalists will sweep across the nation and annihilate the socialist democrats and their hostile anti-sovereignty and pro open borders agenda.

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    1. I’m not a democrat. Would never vote for Hillary. Would never vote for Trump.

      Crooked trump is most corrupt president since Nixon. His five top advisors from 2016 are all in jail. His a fraud. Only a fool would vote for him.

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    1. Thank you President Obama for rescuing the economy and creating one of the longest periods of economic growth and unemployment reduction in U.S. history.

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    2. 3:26 cracks me up. If you hate Traitor Don you’re anti-American? C’mon, dude. Trump pleasures our enemies every chance he gets.

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  13. The wheels just came of the (djt) stupid machine this evening, Oct. 19, 2019 - the moron has finally listened to his legal advisors. If the prick went through with his G-7 meeting at his pieces of Sh_t resort he was surely going to be impeached. Don't worry folks he has committed enough crimes to warrant his impeachment already. Now he wants to have his summit meeting G-7 at Camp David - once again this is illegal - when will this idiot just pack his stinking bags and leave the White House in shame.

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  14. The communist dictators that (djt) sucks up to want the UN gone and NATO too.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/un-may-not-be-able-pay-staff-us-budget-cuts-2019-10

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    1. (djt) guy can’t distinguish between communism and kleptocracy. Why does he keep pushing his “they’re communists” agenda?

      Answer directly (djt) guy.

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