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Self-inflicted wounds?

These aren’t self-inflicted wounds. 

What you are seeing is a consequence of who the GOP nominates, who chooses to run as a Republican, and the kind of garbage human their voters tend to be.

None of this is a “self-inflicted wound,” at all. 

From everything we keep seeing in the White House, and in both houses of Congress, all of this is exactly what the GOP deserves, because people like Greg Gianforte are exactly who the GOP is.

The useful idiots are falling by the wayside. First came a few corporate big shots, and then some more, and then many, many more. Princes of Wall Street, richer and more important than any chief executive, also left, and then Julius Krein, a conservative intellectual and digital pamphleteer, retracted his support of President Trump in a New York Times op-ed and inevitably was hailed as a political Rip Van Winkle who had just woken up. He and the others slept too long.
They have done their damage. Trump is in the White House, fulminating on Twitter, messing up foreign policy, mistaking critics for enemies, refusing to immediately and unequivocally condemn neo-Nazis, racists and other assorted goons — and, in general, failing to provide the nation with a scintilla of moral leadership. This will last until it can’t any longer. There is only so much chaos a nation can stand.
Meanwhile, the parts of the American corporate and political leadership who slummed with Trump and think that the quick shower of a repudiation statement will wipe them clean ought to think again. They are obliged to consider how they ever supported a person whose racism was apparent in his rabid conviction that Barack Obama had not been born in the United States and whose posse always contained so-called white nationalists. The surprise of Charlottesville is not that it happened, but that it took so long. Our president is neo-racist.
It was also apparent that Trump lies with almost every breath. And yet some of the powerful people who knew the dark truth about Trump — who would not do business with him, who would not lend him money and who, most importantly, would not raise a child to be like him — supported him for president. Some, such as Carl Icahn and Wilbur Ross (who is now commerce secretary), got in early, while others hung back until Trump won the GOP nomination. Having panicked at the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency, they embraced Trump.
Anti-Hillaryism diseased their minds. It enabled them to hold her responsible for the deaths of Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and to obsess over her missing emails. She was a lousy candidate, sure, but her most serious criminal act was to frequently flash an insincere smile.
Trump critics such as myself have been accused of living in a bubble. On the contrary, it is Trump’s supporters in the 1 percent who breathed their own fumes. They believed in the Gordian knot fantasy: the myth that a bold person could solve an intractable problem, as Alexander the Great did by not even attempting to untie the Gordian knot but rather severing it with his sword. Trump’s supporters felt that all that was needed was common sense or, better yet, something called “business sense.” If Trump could run a business, he could, therefore, run the country.
This myth was so strongly held that it overcame both logic and experience. It was an extension and a mockery of Ronald Reagan’s simplistic belief that “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem” and that all that was needed in a president was the zeal and cool nerves of a short-seller.
Trump’s complete lack of character was brushed aside. So, too, was his utter lack of compassion. His high-powered supporters said nothing as he attacked the Khans, the Gold Star parents of an Army captain who was killed in Iraq. They were similarly mute when he denigrated John McCain’s suffering as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and mocked a disabled reporter. They never asked him to prove he had donated a cent to charity.
Trump railed against Mexicans and Muslims, bullied his fellow candidates, winked at his supporters in the odious alt-right, was caught boasting of an adolescent sexism, exhibited an astounding ignorance of just about everything he needed to know — history and government — and persisted in a pernicious campaign to delegitimize the mainstream media. The latter may be his only success.
Trump’s presidency will fail. Just don’t ask me how and when. It will collapse because at its center is a hollow man, lacking ballast, whose chaos cannot be contained. In the meantime, those who supported him then but have now recanted need to consider what steered them so wrong. What compelled them to support a man whose ignorance, selfishness, egomania and abysmal character were so clear? Was it their lust for deregulation, lower taxes and a Wagnerian end to the Obama era? They slept — but it was our nightmare.
—  Richard Cohen

pointless B. “Shitty” Knight headcannons that I will defend to the death lmfao this is a damn callout post let’s be honest here as requested by The Meme Queen, @bshittyknights

  • Cried so much every time an ASPCA/WWA commercial (ft. Sarah McLachlan) came on that Jack is now a benefactor to both charities just so he has reason to make Shitty shut up about those damn commercials
  • Will protest for literally anything.
    • Honestly the dude showed up when red heads were protesting Wendy’s. He tried to rally Dex into coming, it didn’t go well.
  • Pours his cereal in after his milk and will get in an actual debate with you over “integrity of individualism in everyday life decisions” if you call him out on it
  • Is a meme-loving fuck. 
  • A Proud Member of the Dollar Shave Club
  • Refers to Bernie Sanders as his “non-shitty socialist grandpa” 
  • Talks on the phone with it on speakerphone
  • Jack has literally witnessed Shitty sleep-talking and he recalls murmurings of “fffffucking bechdel test shit” “god damn tampon tax” 
    • His personal favorite was he woke up to Shitty dramatically staring out the window saying “how do i, a man, explain to people that their thoughts are wrong without mansplaining to them?”
  • Will straight up fight dirty for the final piece of bacon. 
    • He doesn’t care if you dipped it in the toilet and spit on it, he will literally eat the goose dang piece of bacon just on the principal.
  • His dad bought a racehorse and allowed Shitty to name it. 
    • “Take Back the Working Man” came in second place in the Kentucky Derby.
  • When news broke about the bathrooms in NC, everyone was watching the news together in the living room. 
    • Shitty silently got up. 
    • Went to the basement. 
    • Got a plastic chair. 
    • Brought it up to his room. 
    • Put it in the shower. 
    • And proceeded to sit in the shower and scream about injustice for over two hours.
  • Loves to babysit children so he can teach them about the social construct of gender norms and how it’s perfectly okay to like what you like.
  • When trump got the GOP nomination, he called Bad Bob and asked if he could be adopted into the family and move in with them.
  • Bitty got him into twitter. 
    • His is @DoneWithYourShitty, and it consists purely of him tweeting about SJW stuff and calling people out. 
      • He is well aware that the @ feature is free.
  • Can’t french braid/fishtail his own hair and is very upset about it now that Lardo isn’t around to do it for him.
  • Hollowed out one of his law books to store pot in. 
    • Forgot which book he stored it in and returned the pot book to the library. 
      • The librarians were suspiciously lax about noise for the next few days.
  • His guilty pleasure is anything Buzzfeed.
  • Called an Uber just because he wanted to talk someone. 
    • Has also ordered pizza and take out just to vent to the delivery person.
  • Is the guy who left this comment on amazon: 
When pundits describe the Americans who sleep in on Sundays, they often conjure left-leaning hipsters. But religious attendance is down among Republicans, too. According to data assembled for me by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), the percentage of white Republicans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled since 1990. This shift helped Trump win the GOP nomination.
Donald Trump tweeted a quote that has been attributed to Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini and defended the tweet in an interview
—  Actual current headline on CNN about the Republican Party’s leading Presidential candidate and presumptive nominee
Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Six: The Trump Administration Days 101-200

The “Crazy/Stupid” Republican of the Day blog usually can just make a daily post where we talk about a member of the GOP who has run for, held, or currently holds office who is a bit extreme or unhinged, and cover it in a few hundred words. Donald J. Trump, is beyond most Republicans, and has spent decades running to the media to say racist, sexist, bigoted, and completely ignorant things. We covered his downright selfish and narcissistic tendencies from the first 69 years of his life in our first deep dive of this series…

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part One: The Beginnings to his Presidential Run

Our second look featured events taking place from Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for president, to accepting the GOP nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention…

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Two: The Path to the 2016 Nomination

In our third chapter, we covered the absolutely bonkers final four months leading to Election Day 2016:

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Three: The Final Run to Election Day 2016

In the fourth part in this series, where we discuss the Trump transition, a roughly three month period that any sane person who follows politics might have blocked out of their memory for the good of their own sanity.

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Four: The Trump Transition

The fifth party of our series covered the first 100 Days of the Trump Administration, which has proven to be the dumpster fire we expected…

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Five: The Trump Transition

Our sixth and final chapter is now, as we discuss the Trump Administration from Days 101-200…

  • April 30th, 2017: Trump posts another bizarre Twitter post, where he declares that Obamacare shouldn’t be compared to anything else because it’s “already dead”.
  • May 1st, 2017: After in an interview with the Washington Examiner where Trump wonders out loud why the Civil War had to happen. For the third day in a row, Trump posts something bizarre on Twitter, furthering his day of exhibiting a poor grasp of history on display, writing , “President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!” Historians spend some time trying to unpack that, and then point out how stupid it is.

    Donald Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte, the perhaps-just-as-crazy     dictator running the Philippines for a state visit in spite of Duterte having utilized government forces to kill thousands of his own citizens in a “war on drugs”. Trump’s logic, though? He should come becaue “he has high approval numbers”. Because no one would only say they liked him for fear of being caught up in his purges.The Trump Administration decides to discontinue Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” program, as well as her plan to combat childhood obesity, because he’s a spiteful ***hole.
  • May 2nd, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, starts whining about the Senate filibuster, and demanding rules be changed so that all legislation passes by a simple majority of 51 votes. He also comments on how “Our country needs a good shutdown in September to fix this mess!” (Note: Republicans have control of the House, Senate, and White House. Choosing to shut down the government would be a disastrous political decision for them.)
  •  May 3rd, 2017: The Trump administration hires Steven Munoz at the     State Department, even though there’s a report you can find about him via Google about how he was accused of sexual assault by five other students of The Citadel while he attended there.
  • May 4th, 2017: The House GOP passes the American Healthcare Act, and Trump invites everyone from Congress to the White House to “brag” about the achievement, even though it is highly unpopular, and Trump wistfully reflect on how he’s actually the president, and he can’t believe it. This celebration is premature, of course, because the bill quickly dies in the Senate.  

    Trump, however, praises Australia’s universal healthcare system, earning wide mockery, including from Senator Bernie Sanders.

    Trump also signs an executive order to allow tax-exempt churches     to participate in politics, which is immediately challenged by the ACLU.

    On Twitter, Trump again promotes conspiracy theories about Susan     Rice and “unmasking” that have little to no basis in reality.

    On a State Department Twitter account, the government agency starts plugging Ivanka Trump’s latest book, which is, again, illegal.
  • May 5th, 2017: Another Trump pick, this time for Army Secretary, removes his name from the running, anti-LGBTQ Tennessee State Senator Mark Green.
  • May 6th, 2017: The good news is, Trump doesn’t go to Mar-A-Lago for he weekend to play golf. He goes to his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, instead. On Twitter, he lies and claims this decision “saves money”. He spends most of the weekend ranting about “fake news” and their coverage of him, including on Fox News, where he say’s “I’m not against the media. I’m against the FAKE MEDIA.

    A Washington Post report emerges of members of Jared Kushner’s family speaking at a conference, unaware that the press is present, where they promise wealthy Chinese donors willing to donate     $500,000 to their businesses to use their connections to the Trump     administration to put them on a fast-track to get an immigration visa. After the report hits, the chalk it up to being just a “misunderstanding.”
  • May 7th, 2017: On his Twitter, Donald Trump again tries to further a lie that after the DNC hack, the FBI asked to see their servers and the request was denied.
  • May 8th, 2017: Prior to Sally Yates testifying about her dismissal as acting Attorney General, and how she tried to warn the Trump White House that General Michael Flynn had been compromised by the Russians, Trump gets on Twitter to insinuate she leaked secrets     to the media, which, per some experts, could be construed as attempted witness intimidation and could get Trump hit with obstruction of justice charges at some point.

    Also on Twitter, Trump again tries blaming the Obama Administration     for bringing Michael Flynn on board (even though they let him go and warned Trump not to bring him back), and he also lies and claims former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed there was no evidence of collusion with Russia (Clapper said nothing of the sort in his testimony), and that the entire investigation is a “hoax”.
  •  May 9th, 2017: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, for refusing to announce to the public that he is not under investigation for having ties to Russia. Comey learns this by watching a news report on a television screen reporting it while giving a speech in Los Angeles.

    A CNN report reveals that federal investigators have issued subpoenas   against several associates of Michael Flynn.
  • May 10th, 2017: Trump meets with Russian envoys in the Oval Office, and leaks classified intelligence to them given to the United States by Israel about ISIS, jeopardizing the cover of Israeli intelligence     operatives in the field. He also boasts to them about firing James Comey, calling him a “nut job”, because he thought it would put an end to the     investigation into his campaign potentially colluding with Russia to     interfere in the 2016 election. It does not end that investigation, it  only increases the scrutiny, again showing Trump has a complete lack of     self-awareness. 

    Trump continues fuming on Twitter, and starts attacking the service record of Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, and about how he lied about his service in Vietnam. (Remember, Trump lied about having bone spurs in his     feet to avoid going to Vietnam.)

    In an interview with The Economist, Trump claims he invented the expression “prime the pump” (he didn’t, it has been around for over a century).
  • May 11th, 2017: Trump is interviewed by MSNBC’s Lester Holt, and admits that it was his idea to fire FBI Director James Comey, contradicting all of the narratives coming out of the White House that he wasn’t involved.

    Donald Trump also gives an exclusive interview with Time Magazine, boasting about how White House staff make him feel important by giving him “two scoops of ice cream when everyone else only gets one”. The president is a small child.

    On Capitol Hill, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicts the notion being peddled by the White House that former Director Comey had lost the support of the men and women working at the Bureau. White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a daily presser, says that removing James Comey would help bring the Russia investigation “to a conclusion”.
  • May 12th, 2017: Trump makes a bad situation worse when he gets on Twitter and posts, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” This causes even more Watergate comparisons, because of President Nixon’s secret tapes, and makes people start speculating if Trump was recording his own stupidity on a day in, and day out basis. Also, it reads like it’s an attempt to intimidate a guy who will be a Congressional witness, so there’s obstruction of justice considerations. 

    Trump also floats the idea of cancelling daily press briefings by his Press Secretary.

    Trump’s lawyers release a statement that says Trump only has “minimal” income from Russian sources, with only two exceptions listed. They do not, however, actually release the tax returns to prove this.
  •  May 13th, 2017: Trump gives his first commencement speech, ironically at the supposedly very religious Liberty University, where he proclaims, In America, we don’t worship government, we worship GOD!” More intelligent observers point out that the government should be kept separate from religion, per the First Amendment.
  • May 14th, 2017: Trump spends Mother’s Day where else? A golf course that he owns. His wife, Melania, spends Mother’s Day reading his shout-out to her on Twitter while taking care of his son. Truly, a doting husband.
  • May 15th, 2017: Trump’s National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, denies Trump revealed any key intelligence to the visiting Russians in the Oval Office.Trump’s long-time personal bodyguard, Keith Schiller, is photographed on the grounds of the White House carrying around a post-it note that quite conspicuously has the cell phone number for Secretary of Defense Mattis written on it in Sharpie.
  • May 16th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump does not deny sharing Israeli intelligence with Russians in the Oval Office, and declares that he has the “absolute right” to do so. (The Israelis disagree. As does British Intelligence. H.R. McMaster slowly drags himself from under the bus Trump threw him under.)

    Trump welcomes authoritarian dictator, Turkish Prime Minister Rycep     Erdogan to the White House. Trump repeatedly mispronounces Erdogan’s name. He also makes no mention of Erdogan’s horrible     record on human rights.
  • May 17th, 2017: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein names former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Russian interference into the 2016 elections. Mueller starts assembling a murderer’s row of prosecutors who have taken town high-ranking mafia members, people who fund international terrorism, international money launderers, and people like Nixon, and businesses like Enron.
       
    Trump speaks to the graduates of the Coast Guard Academy, and rather than let them revel in their own achievements, uses his commencement speech to start whinining, “No other politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly.” (Pretty sure folks like Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela would disagree.)
       
    A report emerges that former FBI Director James Comey often wrote official memos of what was discussed when Donald Trump would contact him, including pressuring him to drop investigations into General Michael Flynn, and a suggestion to arrest journalists who publish information leaked from within the government.
       
    A recording emerges from June of 2016 of a meeting of Republican     Congressman where House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stating his opinion that “There’s two people I think Putin pays… Rohrabacher and Trump. Swear to God.” House Speaker Paul Ryan shut down the topic before it could be discussed further. The GOP have shown they were aware of Trump collusion, and didn’t care.
  • May 18th, 2017: In a joint press conference at the White House with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump blows off accusations, saying, “There is no collusion. Russia is FINE.
       
     On Twitter, Trump again complains about “the greatest witch     hunt on a politician in American history!” He also grouses about a special prosecutor being named to     investigate him.
       
    A Daily Beast report emerges that Trump “feels really bad” about firing General Michael Flynn, and wanted the Russia investigation to end in the hopes that he could HIRE HIM BACK. Jesus.
       
    Another report emerges that Trump canceled a proposed trip to the ancient Jewish Temple of Masada during his upcoming visit to Israel because he didn’t want to walk to the site, and was annoyed Israeli authorities wouldn’t just let him land a helicopter on top of the fortress. Just… f***, man.
  • May 19th, 2017: As Trump gets ready to leave for a nine-day overseas trip, word out of Congress is that a senior White House official is under investigation for trying to cover-up evidence in the Russia investigation. The conclusion is that this person is not Paul Manafort or Michael Flynn… because they are no longer in the administration, so… someone else is tied up.
       
    Virtually everyone in the Trump White House starts lawyering up.
  • May 20th, 2017: Trump’s international trip begins in Saudi Arabia, where he bizarrely brings American country music singer Toby Keith to perform for the Saudi royalty while they sat together in… wait for it… a golf cart. He then participates in a traditional Saudi sword dance (sort of?), and gives a speech written by others about the threat of terrorism. Trump keeps touting a $500 million arms deal he made with Saudi Arabia all through this weekend, because he’s such a good dealmaker. (Spoiler alert: That deal never passes the U.S. Senate.)
  • May 21st, 2017: Trump’s second day in Saudi Arabia involves him posing for one of the strangest and most terrifying photo ops with Middle East leaders where they gather around… THE ORB. Comic book super-villains are more subtle than these guys.
  •  May 22nd, 2017: Trump is openly laughed at by the Israelis when he arrives there, trying to impress them by saying, “I was just in the Middle East.” (Where do you think Israel is, numb nuts?) This is after video of his arrival goes viral because he tries to hold First Lady Melania Trump’s hand and she slaps his away, clearly annoyed.
       
    Back in the U.S., a report emerges that Trump asked two other senior intelligence chiefs to make public statements saying that he wasn’t under investigation by the FBI in the Russia investigation. They didn’t, probably because he was.
  • May 23rd, 2017: Word hits the General Michael Flynn has plead the Fifth and will not cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation further.
       
    Trump’s Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, defends the Trump budget proposal that slashes almost all government assistance programs as “compassionate”.
       
    Trump wraps up his visit to Israel, and flies to the Vatican to meet Pope   Francis, who Trump has repeatedly insulted on Twitter.
  • May 24th, 2017: Pope Francis always looks happy to meet world leaders. Donald Trump… not so much. Trump flies out for Brussels that night.
       
    A New York Times report hits that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications showing that Russian intelligence were discussing all of the easy ways there are to push the buttons of advisors close to Trump.
       
    Trump’s HUD Secretary Ben Carson is quoted in an interview as     trivializing poverty as “a state of mind”. So that pick is still working out well…
  • May 25th, 2017: Trump embarrasses our nation at the NATO conference in Brussels, not only seeming out of his element, but just coming off as a rude ***hole. In particular, the moment where Trump shoved the President of Montenegro out of his way to get in front for cameras is the low point. A close second is probably when he accuses all the other NATO nation members of “not paying what they should be paying” in the alliance. Oh, and new French President Emmanuel Marcon wasn’t having any of his handshake bulls***, and squeezed Trump’s tiny hands into dust.
       
    CNN reports that Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms     all neglected to mention all of the meetings he had with Russians.
       
    Reports hit that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is now a target of the FBI investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.
  • May 26th, 2017: Trump arrives in Italy for the G7 conference. Other world leaders are asking him to join the Paris Climate Accords, and he refuses to commit to a decision.
       
    On Twitter, Trump claims that “money has started to pour in” to NATO, because he’s trying to claim he intimidated the other countries in it to pay their share after his speech the previous day. THAT’S NOT EVEN HOW NATO WORKS, DONALD.
       
    Meanwhile, The New York Times reports that U.S. Intelligence has     communications where Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak discusses Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner was trying to set up a direct line of communication between the Trump transition and the Kremlin.
  • May 27th, 2017: Still at the G7, Trump, a man who mocked other presidential candidates for “low energy” and “low stamina”, cannot keep up with other world leaders walking through Sicily, and asks for a golf cart to follow behind them in. Before returning from Italy, Trump speaks to a     group of Naval Airmen there, where he declares his trip a “home run”, and continues lying and claiming that after his tough talk in Brussels that “money is pouring into NATO”.
  • May 28th, 2017: Trump goes on a Tweetstorm, complaining again about “FAKE NEWS”, and “leaks” while declaring “Obamacare is dead”. More of the same, really.
       
    After only a few days of seeing Donald Trump in action in Brussels and in Italy at the G-7, a frustrated German Chancellor Angela Merkel states her honest opinion that “Europe can no longer depend on the United States”.
       
    North Korea, meanwhile, launches a third intercontinental ballistic missile in the past fortnight.
  • May 29th, 2017: During Memorial Day celebrations, normally a somber affair, Trump makes a fool of himself by trying to sing along to the National Anthem. We say “try” since there are verses he seems to     skip, apparently because he doesn’t know all the words.
       
    Federal investigators start scrutinizing Jared     Kushner’s relationship with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, who coincidentally is closely tied to Vladimir Putin.
  • May 30th, 2017: After only three months on the job, White House Communications Director Michael Dubke abruptly resigns.
       
    On Twitter, Trump gripes about how much money Germany puts toward the NATO alliance.
       
    A Newsweek report reveals that half of the people who supposedly subscribe to Trump’s Twitter account are bots and fake accounts.
  • May 31st, 2017: At 12:06 AM, Trump, on Twitter posts, “Despite all the negative press covfefe”. The internet explodes in mockery, as nothing else emerges to explain the mystery word for hours. The next morning, in the daily presser, Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer refuses to admit the bumbling Trump wrote a typo with “covfefe”, and instead claims that “the President knows what he meant”. Outside of “covfefe”, Trump still flipped out on Twitter, complaining about the Russia investigation being “a witch hunt”, while defending Carter Page and attacking both James Comey and now, former CIA Director John Brennan. Meanwhile, it isn’t just General Michael Flynn getting slapped with subpoenas, a now Trump lawyer Michael Cohen finds himself subpoenaed as well.
  • June 1st, 2017: Trump announces he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords, to the disgust of virtually every world leader. (The only other countries that didn’t agree were Nicaragua, because it’s not firm enough, and Syria, because they’re sort of busy with a civil war.) He says “I was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The Mayor of Pittsburgh then weighs into criticize Trump’s decision, as well.
       
    Hurricane Season begins. Trump has yet to hire on someone to lead FEMA or NOAA. And the Trump budget wants to cut the budget for     the National Hurricane Center by $114 million.
  •  June 2nd, 2017: Several White House officials refuse to comment on whether or not Donald Trump believes in climate change. They also dodge questions about whether or not Trump will use executive privilege to block James Comey from testifying before Congress.
       
     It is confirmed that Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russia have     opened criminal investigations into Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.
  • June 3rd, 2017: Trump goes golfing at his own course in Virginia. Thousands march in protest against Trump around the country.
  • June 4th, 2017: Trump responds to a terror attack in London by not offering sympathies to victims, but instead, getting on Twitter to insult the Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
  • June 5th, 2017: For the second straight day, Trump berates London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter over his response to terror attacks in London and Manchester. Most sane leaders would offer condolences publicly, but Donald Trump is not sane.
       
    Case in point, he started pining for his original Muslim ban on Twitter, hurting the chances that the courts would uphold his second one.
       
    Trump also announced a plan to privatize the air  traffic control industry.
  • June 6th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump, sides with Saudi Arabia and accuses Qatar of funding terrorism, in online news reports that are later proven to be planted and false.
       
    Both of Trump’s adult sons start popping off in interviews and on social media about how the Russia investigation is a “witch hunt” and “hoax”, because they don’t know any words their father doesn’t know.
  • June 7th, 2017: Against the advice of most of the White House, Trump picks Christopher Wray, the man who served as lawyer to Chris Christie during Bridgegate, to be the next head of the FBI. He announces the pick early in the morning on Twitter before anyone in the White House knows it’s coming.
       
    Trump’s approval rating hit a new low of 34%.
  •  June 8th, 2017: James Comey testifies before Congress, wisely releasing the content of the memos he took about his meetings and phone calls with Donald Trump prior to taking the stand. While he cannot comment on much of his investigation into Russian interference, because it is classified, he does paint quite the picture that Donald Trump was trying to influence the investigation.
  • June 9th, 2017: Trump hosts a press conference where he claims James Comey is a “leaker” and that he lied under oath (he didn’t), and boasts     that he will “100 percent” testify under oath (he apparently won’t ever do that).
       
    Trump, of course, also responds to James Comey’s testimony on Twitter by claiming Comey’s testimony amounted to “LEAKS”.
       
    Oh, and he managed to contradict his own Secretary of State’s policies on Qatar within hours of Rex Tillerson having made them.
       
    It also gets announced that the Trump Foundation is under investigation by the New York Attorney General after some shady business they were up to involving withholding donations to another charity that helps kids with cancer.
  • June 10th, 2017: Trump goes golfing in New Jersey. The Justice Department attempts to block the lawsuit filed against Donald Trump for foreign business payments to his company that violate the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.
  • June 11th, 2017: Trump spends the day golfing at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, and pauses to get on Twitter to call former FBI Director James Comey “cowardly”.
  • June 12th, 2017: Trump assembles his entire Cabinet of Horrors to have a meeting in front of the media, which amounts to all of them taking turns  praising the egocentric man-child serving as commander-in-chief. Trump himself makes the dubious claim that he has “accomplished more than any other president”.
       
    The Washington, D.C. Attorney General and Maryland Attorney General both file lawsuits against Donald Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
  • June 13th, 2017: A longtime Trump ally, Chris Ruddy, tells the media that Donald Trump is thinking about firing special counsel Robert Mueller to stop the Russia investigation, but is being talked out of doing so, correctly, by his own lawyers.
       
    Word emerges as well that Trump is calling the American Healthcare Act, which he celebrated only weeks earlier before it stalled in the Senate as “mean” and “a son of a bitch”. House Republicans are baffled by his sudden disgust with a bill he lobbied them to vote for.
       
    Trump’s ICE agents begin working to deport Iraqi Christians who fled to the United States, and deporting them back could result in their deaths.
       
    On Twitter, Trump declares that “Obamacare is in a death spiral” (it isn’t), and keeps demanding that the “fake media” give him an apology.
  • June 14th, 2017: Only days after a similar lawsuit was filed, over 200 Congressional Democrats file a lawsuit against Donald Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, the Senate votes overwhelmingly to create new sanctions against Russia.
       
    Trump, meanwhile, goes to visit Congressman Steve Scalise in the hospital after his shooting.
  • June 15th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump again declares the Russia investigation a “WITCH HUNT” and starts making false equivalencies to himself and Hillary Clinton.
  • June 16th, 2017: Trump chooses to undo much of the foreign policy of     the Obama administration on Cuba, for… reasons that we’re sure have nothing do to with him simply just being spiteful or contradictory to the 44th president.
       
    Trump also promises not to deport DREAMers. (He’s going to break this promise within a few weeks.)
       
    On Twitter, Trump again rants for several posts about the Russia     investigation, but seems rather confused about what’s happening as he writes, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt”. We will note, however, that this is the first time Trump has confirmed that he is under direct investigation.
  • June 17th, 2017: Trump goes to spend the entire weekend at Camp David.
  •  June 18th, 2017: Trump spends the day patting himself on the back on Twitter about great  accomplishments he’s made, that actually aren’t his.
       
    Two days after Trump confirmed he was under FBI Investigation, Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, goes on the Sunday morning talk shows and denies he is under investigation.
  • June 19th, 2017: Trump, at the White House, embarrasses the nation again, when he meets the President of Panama, and takes credit for “the good job” on building the Panama Canal. Which was finished 103 years earlier.
       
    Trump sends Jared Kushner, a man with no diplomatic experience to the Middle East to negotiate potential peace talks between Israel and Palestine. (Spoiler Alert: He fails.)
       
    The Trump White House press briefings are suddenly declared to be “off camera”, to the frustration of the press pool.
  •  June 20th, 2017: Trump calls for huge cuts to funding to housing programs, save of course to the programs which he financially still benefits from.
       
    Trump stays up late to point to the scoreboard as “5-0” in all the special elections to replace his Cabinet members. People much smarter can note that all of these races were far closer than they should have been in districts with immense conservative leans, and it does not bode well for     Republicans in the 2018 mid-terms.)
       
    Steve Bannon gets asked why the White House press briefings were changed to off-camera, and he says, “Sean (Spicer) got fatter.”
  • June 21st, 2017: Trump goes to Iowa to host a rally, where he babbles     about his border wall, and says he had the brilliant idea to put solar     panels on the top of so it “pays for itself”. He is an idiot, and     anyone who believes him is, too.
  •  June 22nd, 2017: In what seems like a Twitter post that Donald Trump had handed to him to publish on his feed by his lawyers, he now denies ever having made “tapes” of his conversations with Jim Comey, in spite   of having posted a threat about it a few weeks earlier.
       
    In a later Twitter post that is much more likely to have been written by     Trump, he starts blaming the Obama administration for not stopping the Russians from  hacking the election. On the upside, at least he’s stopped denying the Russians did it.
  • June 23rd, 2017: Trump, in an interview with Fox News, reaffirms there are no tapes of him talking to James Comey, and starts rambling about how it was “smart” of  him to lie about it to potentially influence Comey’s Congressional testimony. He… he just confessed to trying to intimidate a witness. On cable television.
       
    A Washington Post report drops about Donald Trump now having a meeting with his lawyers every day at 6:30 AM to     discuss “all things Russia”.
       
    Late in the evening, Trump again tries claiming President Obama “did nothing” to prevent Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.
  • June 24th, 2017: Trump, seemingly desperate on Twitter, seems as though he’s trying to divert his guilt over having ties to Russia onto President Obama even farther, writing, “Since the Obama Administration was told  way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!
  • June 25th, 2017: Trump continues to be bats*** insane on Twitter, accusing Hillary Clinton of “colluding with the Democratic Party” to beat Bernie Sanders, which indicates he doesn’t understand what the word collude even means. Trump refuses to have a White House dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, ending a tradition going back two decades that honors a dinner Thomas Jefferson hosted for a Tunisian envoy.
  • June 26th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump says that President Obama “choked” when dealing with Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

    The Supreme Court announces it will review Trump’s Muslim ban in October.
  • June 27th, 2017: Trump continues to accuse every news outlet that isn’t Fox News or Breitbart of being “fake news” on Twitter. At the White House, Trump gives a vague description of the Senate GOP’s attempts to pass a “repeal and replace” healthcare bill, saying, “So we’re going     to talk and we’re going to see what we can do. But we’re getting very     close. This will be great if we get it done, and if we don’t get it done,     it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like and that’s OK     and I understand that very well. But I think we have a chance to do     something very, very important for the public, very, very important     for the people of our country that we love.“ (He has no idea what he’s     talking about.)
       
    Paul  Manafort retroactively registers as a foreign agent for the work he did in Ukraine.
       
    Several Trump properties around the country are discovered to have     prominently displayed copies of Time Magazine with Donald Trump on the cover. The problem with that is that they’re not the time he actually was on the cover, and are fakes he made to appear more important than he is.
  • June 28th, 2017: Trump complains on Twitter about how Amazon (whose owner also owns the Washington Post) “doesn’t pay internet taxes”.     THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS INTERNET TAXES, DONALD. Therefore, you can’t complain that they don’t pay them.
       
    While on the phone with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump starts creeping on an Irish reporter present in the room.
  • June 29th, 2017: Trump cannot let a thing go. He gets on Twitter to go on a rant against Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinkski, calling the former “psycho” and claiming the latter wanted to come to Mar-A-Lago on New Year’s Eve but he wouldn’t let her because “she     was bleeding badly from a face lift”. Scarborough and Brzezinkski were     going to be leaving for a vacation, but when on air anyway to address the     president’s insanity, and that they were warned by friends of Scarborough’s who are still in Congress that Trump would lose focus during meetings and mention the duo, eventually turning bright red and shaking in impotent rage.
       
    Meanwhile, Trump’s voting commission “expert”, all around racist,     xenophobic s***heel Kris Kobach wrote a letter to every state in the nation, asking for them to submit their voter rolls with detailed information about all voters including their voting history and the last four digits of their social security number. The states responded by telling him to piss off.
       
    A Wall Street Journal investigation interviews former Trump campaign operative Peter Smith, who apparently admits to having tried to contact Russian hackers for help in finding Hillary Clinton’s missing e-mails from when she worked at the State Department.
  • June 30th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump posts about how the Senate should vote to just repeal the Affordable Care Act and eventually replace it with something later. Various Republican Senators scoff at the idea, as it amounts to political suicide. Trump also lies and claims Joe Scarborough personally called him to get a negative story about him pulled from the National Enquirer. Meanwhile, it gets revealed that Jared Kushner made the phone call to Scarborough to try and blackmail him about that Enquirer story.The White House allows the Council on Women and Girls to just fade away from existence, because they don’t care about women or girls. 
  • July 1st, 2017: Trump speaks at a rally that is supposed to honor veterans and celebrate Independence Day, but instead, makes it about his rivalry with the press, saying, “The fake media tried to stop us from  going to the White House. But I’m president and they’re not.
       
    On Twitter, he continues rambling about non-existent “voter fraud”, and comes up with the conspiracy theory that Greta von Sustern was fired from MSNBC not for low ratings for her program, but that she refused to go along with “Trump hate”. Oh, and as more and more calls come from both the left and right for him to stop using social media so much and embarrassing himself so much, Trump refuses and posts that his insanity is “MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL”. He is not well.
       
    Trump places a phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, asking for him to do something to stop North Korea’s missile launches. Note all of the times Trump has insulted China or violated the agreement to not     acknowledge Taiwan, and ask yourselves why they aren’t rushing to do so on Trump’s behalf.
  •  July 2nd, 2017: From the presidential Twitter account, Trump publishes a doctored video of his brief WWE career, where the CNN logo is superimposed over the face of Vince McMahon as Trump attacks the avatar of the network. Criticism grows that Trump is, in effect, calling for his supporters to literally attack the press. Please note, the video is generated by a Reddit User with an extensive history of racist and bigoted posts, so you have to wonder where the president is hanging out online to find such a thing.
       
    Protests against Trump continue, with many calling for his impeachment.
  • July 3rd, 2017: Exiting Air Force One, Trump gets lost and is unable to find his limo as he deplanes. It is parked LITERALLY RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
       
    Trump mocks North Korea after they launch another missile, and pressures China and Japan to do something about it on his Twitter account.
       
    However, China, already less than thrilled with Trump, is further less inclined to intervene on North Korea after Trump has our military by sending a U.S. Destroyer near the Chinese-controlled Triton Island.
       
    Long story short, this is not how diplomacy should be done.
  •  July 4th, 2017: Trump tweets a link to a Texas choir performing a song titled “Make America Great Again”, and chills run down the spine of anyone who hates fascist propaganda. He also lies and claims “gas prices are the cheapest they have been in ten years” (they’re not, they were even as much as $0.18 cheaper a year prior and at the start of 2016, were under $2 a gallon).
  • July 5th, 2017: Trump gets ready to leave for a stop in Poland prior to the G20 Summit, and word out of the White House is aides are trying to prepare him for meeting with other world leaders by giving him “Tweet-length briefs”, because he can’t focus for more than 140 characters.
       
    Trump also posts on Twitter, “Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!”
       
    We reiterate, this is not how foreign policy should be conducted.
  • July 6th, 2017: Trump, in Poland, becomes the first president since 1989 to skip a visit while there to the Warsaw Ghetto to remember the Holocaust. Surely just another coincidence and not another mark on a long list of anti-Semitic decisions. Trump delivers a speech written by Stephen Miller that appeals to Poland’s own nationalist movement, gets lost on stage and actually wanders out confused from behind the     bulletproof glass set to protect him, and also starts making statements that indicate he doubts Russia was conclusively behind interference in the 2016 elections, but even though it may not have happened, it’s Obama’s fault for “doing nothing about it”.
       
    Back in Washington, D.C., the Office of Government Ethics Director, Walter Shaub, resigns, because he’s just plain tired of arguing with the Trump administration about all of their ethical lapses that they don’t care about, and he’s not empowered to do more to stop.
  • July 7th, 2017: Trump is in Germany for the G20 Summit, and when he should be worried about talking about discussions with world leaders, he’s actually still hung up on the Russia investigation, and double standards about it he imagines. On Twitter, he posts, “Everyone     here is talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to     the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!” He actually gets a     response from John Podesta, who points out that the FBI and CIA never     asked him for anything, and even if they had, Podesta himself never had     access to the DNC server, so why the hell would they ask him for it? Well,     Donald Trump is a delusional ***hole. Anyway, the rest of the day…
       
    Trump has the majority of other world leaders shunning him, as evidenced in several photos, and it would later be discovered that the     First Lady of Japan pretended to not know how to speak English so she   didn’t have to talk to the marmalade sex pest.
       
    The one exception to this, OF COURSE, is Vladimir Putin, who Trump met with twice privately, once without any other members of his staff. And Trump confronted Putin about interfering in the 2016 elections… by asking him if  he did it. TWICE. In different ways. But he didn’t want to ask much more than that because it could have caused “a fist fight”. And Putin lying to Trump’s face twice is enough to convince him, and he takes Putin’s word over that of the entire American intelligence committee.
  • July 8th, 2017: News breaks for the first time that Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort all met with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in the build-up to the 2016 elections.
       
    Back at the G20, Donald Trump is tired and bored, so he sent his daughter Invanka to sit in for him on matters of international diplomacy based on her resume of selling crappy knockoff designer shoes.
  • July 9th, 2017: Trump is laughed at by both sides of the aisle, when on Twitter, he brags about he and Vladimir Putin talked about creating “an impenetrable cyber security unit” together. Which is like starting a fire prevention bureau with a pyromaniac arsonist.
       
     Donald Trump Jr., meanwhile, goes on all the Sunday morning shows, and tries downplaying his conversations with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, claiming that they were only going to discussion adopting Russian babies after finding a way to lift the Magnitsky Act. However, it seems to be that Junior was promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton by the man who arranged the meeting, Rob Goldstone.
  • July 10th, 2017: The ACLU files a lawsuit against Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s “Election Integrity Commission”.
       
    On Twitter, Trump again accuses former FBI Director James Comey of “leaking CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media!” Oh, that and he defended leaving Ivanka Trump in his stead at the G20 Conference, claiming Angela Merkel said it was normal, and accusing     the public of a double standard, because people would have been thrilled     if Hillary Clinton had left Chelsea Clinton in her place (LOL. Yeah,     no.)
  • July 11th, 2017: Hours before the New York Times was going to go to press about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, Donald Trump, Jr. releases an e-mail chain from within the Trump campaign showing that he knew the Russian government was interfering in the 2016 elections, and so did Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. His response to the Russians wanting to aid his father’s chances of winning? “I love it.” Trump Jr. tries claiming this act means he was “being     transparent”, even though he had been denying Russian collusion     happened for over a year.
       
    Trump has White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders comment on Donald Jr. by reading a statement about how Trump applauded his son’s “transparency” and thought of his son as “a quality person”, like he’s a piece of furniture or something.
       
    A Detroit judge blocked the Trump administration’s attempts to deport 1,400 Iraqi refugees, many of them Christian.
  • July 12th, 2017: In a White House interview, Donald Trump defends his son colluding with Russians in the 2016 elections, insisting that anyone would have taken that meeting. Veteran political campaign operatives from both parties affirm that no, they totally f***ing would NOT have, and would have immediately notified the FBI.
       
    Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman files articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
  • July 13th, 2017: Trump goes to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, and on the plane ride over on Air Force One, he’s still hung up on the term “transparency” although this time, he uses iti in a way that shows he might just be mentally ill. Trump says that he is now open to the idea of his border wall being transparent, so that people walking near it can see through to see if Mexicans on the other side are throwing 60 lb. sacks of drugs over that might hit someone in the head. (Don’t think about it, it’s really stupid.)

    After he lands, Trump causes a bit of a stir when he starts creeping on French First Lady Brigitte Macron, remarking on her figure and how she “is in great shape” in front of not only her husband, but in front of his own wife, Melania.
       
    Back in the United States, former Trump campaign operative Peter Smith, who sought out Russian hackers like Guccifier 2.0 to try and find Hillary Clinton’s missing e-mails mysteriously commits suicide.
       
    Trump’s lawyer, Mark Kasowitz, loses it and gets into a profane e-mail exchange where he threatened a former public relations official who advised him to drop Trump as a client.
       
    The CBO releases its rating of the proposed Trump budget, and reports it would do nothing to cut the current budget $720 billion deficit.
  • July 14th, 2017: Trump dines at the Eiffel Tower with Emmanuel Macron, claiming that “thousands and thousands” of people came out to see him. The French media show photos of the crowd below, which numbered only in the hundreds, and were, by large majority, people protesting against Trump. The only record Trump sets is a new personal best for     awkward handshakes.
       
    Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin confirms that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya left documents with the Trump campaign after her meeting with Trump Jr., Manafort, and Kushner.
       
    Trump hires another lawyer, Ty Cobb (not the racist baseball player), to add to his legal team.
  • July 15th, 2017: Trump goes to his Bedminster, New Jersey resort to watch the U.S. Women’s open. Because there aren’t more pressing things happening, like the GOP Senate trying to pass the BCRA to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or a foreign policy crisis developing in North Korea.

    Online, Trump whines about how unfair it is that the media are roasting his son over colluding with Russia, but didn’t do anything about “Hillary’s 33,000 e-mails”. (Ironically, that’s what the intel the Russians gave his son was, and the media did report on it quite a bit.)
  • July 16th, 2017: At the six month mark     of his presidency, Trump’s approval ratings hit a record low, the lowest since presidential approval polls were created at 36%, down six percent from where it was at the     100-day mark.
       
    Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, goes on the Sunday morning talk shows to give several contradictory statements about Donald Trump, Jr. having admitted to colluding with Russians, the worst of which is when he asks if the Russians were working for the Russian government, “Why would the Secret Service allow such a meeting?” The easy answer? The Secret Service, responds that at the time, were not even protecting Donald Trump, Jr.
  • July 17th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump again claims “most politicians” would have taken the meeting that his son did, summing up with, “That’s politics!”
       
    Ten days after he resigned, the Trump White House has a spokeswoman release an insulting statement about former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub that misspells his name, and accuses him of “grandstanding and lobbying”. “Thank you for your service, Walter,” would have been the professional response, of course.
  • July 18th, 2017: After another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act fails, Trump gave an inspiring Republican strategy… Blame Democrats, saying, “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. In ’18, we’re going to have to get some more people elected. We have to go out and get more people elected that are Republicans.” He goes a step further on Twitter, saying  Republicans will “let Obamacare fail” (it’s not perfect, but it actually is a success).

    In a post that shows he doesn’t understand how the Senate works, he claims “Democrats control it” even though Republicans hold a majority, and calls for an end to the filibuster even though the BRCA only required a simple majority vote.
       
    An eighth person was identified in Donald Trump, Jr.’s Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, who just so happens to have been investigated in a Russian money-laundering scheme previously.
       
     As news reports surface about Trump going out of his way to have     undisclosed meetings with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Conference, he of     course insists it’s “fake news”.
  • July 19th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump claims the Senate GOP is being secretive about what’s in their healthcare package because “it’s too good” and the Democrats are “screaming death as OCare dies!”

    At the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions reversed policies of the previous administration and resumed asset forfeitures of suspects. Not convicted criminals… suspects.
  • July 20th, 2017: In a New York Times interview, Donald Trump starts insulting his own Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, saying that he     wouldn’t have nominated him if he knew that Sessions would recuse himself in the Russia investigation. He also tried explaining away his     super-awkward handshake with Emmanuel Macron, saying, “He likes to hold my hand.” (???)
       
    Behind the scenes at the White House, reports emerge that Donald Trump has begun asking his lawyers how he would go about pardoning his staff, his family members, or even HIMSELF.
  • July 21st, 2017: Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary, upon hearing the news that Trump will be naming Anthony Scaramucci the new White House Communications Director.
       
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announces a ban on all travel to North Korea due to escalating tensions between that nation and the United States.
       
    Robert Mueller warned the White House against any attempts to destroy documents related to Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower.
       
    Natalia Veselnitskaya is confirmed to have once worked as a lawyer for a Russian spy agency.
       
     Jared Kushner has to amend his financial disclosure forms because he “forgot” to mention $10 million in earnings from over 77 previously unlisted assets.
       
    U.S. Intelligence confirms that intercepts from their monitoring of Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak show that Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t just forget that he talked with him, but they specifically discussed the efforts of the Trump campaign.
  • July 22nd, 2017: Trump gets on Twitter to rant about “LEAKS” regarding the story about Jeff Sessions talking the Trump campaign with Sergey Kislyak. He soon started flailing further, demanding Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller should launch investigations into Hillary Clinton. In a screed borne of complete desperation, Trump writes about Hillary Clinton’s supposed “ties to Russia”. Because it makes sense that the Russians rewarded Hillary by helping hack her political party, spread fake news articles smearing her, and assure she’d lose the election, right? (No, it doesn’t.) His panicked Tweetstorm also features Trump boasting of his “complete power to pardon”.
       
    With Trump’s vocal displeasure, a bipartisan effort in the House and Senate begins to create new sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections. They eventually pass with only two “no” votes in the Senate, and three in the U.S. House.
  • July 23rd, 2017: Trump again whines about the “witch hunt” on Twitter, but in a more telling post, he complains about “Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.”
  • July 24th, 2017: Trump, confused during a rambling speech, gripes     about Obamacare having been in place for “17 years”, which is really     impressive how Obama got it put in place prior to 9-11 then. He goes on to make a veiled threat towards any Republicans who don’t to the party line and vote for the repeal. While posing for a photo with White House     interns, a female reporter asks Trump if he wants to comment on the GOP’s healthcare plan and he answers, “QUIET.”
       
    Trump’s nominee to lead the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice, Ben Benczkowski, has, what else? Ties to Russian Banks. (Side note: We’re almost 200 days into the Trump administration, and he still hasn’t hired this spot? The hell?)
       
    Jared Kushner testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed door hearing, insisting he “did not collude” with the Russians.
  •  July 25th, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, posts that Jared Kushner “proved” he didn’t collude in his closed door testimony, then seemed to suggest that investigators would soon be calling his son Barron to testify. He also starts linking to Sean Hannity, seemingly asking the embattled Fox host to help manufacture outrage over his invented conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was working with Ukranians (they didn’t, but if  they did, Ukraine still didn’t interfere in our elections). Oh, and he kept     badmouthing Jeff Sessions for not investigating Hillary Clinton enough.    
       
    Trump flies out to give an unhinged speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, where he encourages young boys to boo Hillary Clinton and former President Obama, while telling them an anecdote about a rich friend of his who got a yacht and alluded to him having orgies on it. The Boy Scouts of America are forced to give an apology to parents for the president’s remarks after outrage leads many parents to pull their kids out of the organization. Well, that and they knew he sure as hell wouldn’t apologize.
       
     Paul  Manafort testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee, turning over all the notes he says he has in regards to the meeting with Russian lawyers at Trump Tower.
       
    The racist Keebler Elf serving as Attorney General, Jeff  Sessions, begins a crackdown on sanctuary cities, even as the president is rumored to be considering firing him.
  • July 26th, 2017: In the early hours of the morning, against the advice of White House legal experts, and without consulting with anyone at the Pentagon, Trump announces that he will be banning transgender troops from serving in the U.S. military, citing non-existent “costs” for their medical treatments. The Pentagon actually were freaked out by this not just for the policy implications, but after the first Twitter post, they were terrified that Trump was going to announce a policy shift on North Korea without consulting them. Oh, and Trump starts trying to bully Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski to change her vote on healthcare.
       
    Trump picks David Apol to replace Walter Shaub as the head of the Office of Government Ethics, and much like the majority of other Trump appointees, he has spent much of his career arguing against the goals of the agency he is being hired to run.
  •  July 27th, 2017: Only a week into being named White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci done f***s up in a phone call with a reporter from The New Yorker, where he openly mocks Reince Priebus, calling him “a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic” and saying f Steve Bannon, “I’m not like Bannon, trying to suck my own c***.” July 28th, 2017: Reports emerge that Donald Trump wants to replace White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with “a general”, and within hours, Trump  announces he has named General John Kelly to the position… Reince Preibus finds out while deplaning with other White House Staff from Trump’s Twitter Post.
       
    Trump whines on Twitter about the GOP not being able to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act after a dramatic “no vote” comes down from Sen. John McCain defeats the attempt, 51-49. Of course, Trump seems to have not be paying attention, because he blames the defeat on the filibuster rules and things the GOP needed 60 votes.
  • July 29th, 2017: Trump conducts foreign policy on Twitter again, expressing that he is “disappointed with China” on how the conflict with North Korea is going. On the domestic side, from Twitter, Trump threatened to stop making payments to insurance companies if     Democrats did not cooperate and go along with another attempt to repeal     and replace the Affordable Care Act. In layman’s terms, “If you don’t help me kill this hostage, I swear I’ll shoot them.
       
    Speaking at a gathering of police officers in Brentwood, New York, Trump tells the cops to “not be too nice” and proceeds to give them permission to not protect suspect’s heads while they’re being lowered into “paddy wagons” which is also considered an offensive term by a lot of the     Irish, while we’re at it.
  •  July 30th, 2017: China responds to Trump’s comments from the previous day, and pretty much told him to quit throwing them under the bus and accept some responsibility.
  • July 31st, 2017: After only ten days on the job, Anthony Scaramucci is fired as White House Communications Director at the     behest of new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
       
    Word leaks out that Jared Kushner told the White House interns that the Trump campaign could not have colluded with Russia because they are “too disorganized”. You’re reading that right, his defense against the crime is they’re not capable of being smart enough to have tied their own shoes to have done it.
       
    As Trump puts it on Twitter, “A great day at the White House!” A poll comes out that shows 60% of Americans believe the Trump White House is in chaos.
  •  August 1st, 2017: A report emerges that Donald Trump himself helped write Donald Jr.’s statement claiming his meeting with the Russians was about undoing the Magnitsky Act. (Way to get involved in a coverup, Donald!) Sarah Huckabee Sanders even confirms the president had his hands on it.
  • August 2nd, 2017: Trump’s Approval Rating drops to a new low, 33%.  To try to win back the love of his quickly departing base, Trump gets himself lathered up over the highly xenophobic RAISE Act, an anti-immigrant bill that would cut LEGAL immigration in half, and start taking in immigrants based on a “merit system”, where you get moved up in line if you’re white, speak English, and have improbably high education standards. It has zero chance of getting past the Senate, possibly without even the Democrats having to use a filibuster to stop it.
       
    Meanwhile, 8 witnesses at a Trump golf course recall him being asked why he spends so little time at the White House, and so much at his golf   clubs, and he replies that the White House “is a dump”. On Twitter, Trump responds that he never said that. (Like all the other times he denies having said something, he almost definitely said it.)
       
    At the White House itself, new White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders passes the mic to Stephen Miller, a 31 year old Alt-Right hate hobgoblin who tries defending the RAISE Act, and gets into an insane confrontation with CNN’S Jim Acosta where he claims that the Statue of Liberty was never a beacon to immigrants, and the poem about them was only “added later”.
  • August 3rd, 2017: Trump’s White House has a leak that sends out full transcripts of his talks with Mexican President Enrique Nieto and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. Congressional members from New Hampshire take exception to the part where Trump referred to their state as a “drug-infested den”.
       
    Word hits that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C. in the Russia probe. And Donald Trump, Jr. is already getting hit with subpoenas.
  •  August 4th, 2017: On his Twitter, Trump reTweets Fox News video of Judge Jeannine Pirro promising that there will be “an uprising” if an     indictment is made against a Trump family member.
  • August 5th, 2017: Trump goes on vacation at his Bedminster, New Jersey Golf Course.
       
    A Trump supporter named “Nicole” thanks Donald Trump for being so great on his Twitter account, and he re-Tweets her message and thanks her back. Astute observers then note “Nicole” is not a real person, but a stock photo model. And they notice all of Nicole’s friends are stock photos. Eventually, the account is eventually traced back to a company that sells Trump merchandise. For a guy who complains about “FAKE NEWS” he sure appreciates support from fake people.
  • August 6th, 2017: Kayleigh McEnany, a Former Trump surrogate on CNN, turns up in as she calls it “the real news”, where she reports only pro-Trump stories. Media experts take notice, because this is Trump     sponsoring his own state-run media, and is apparently using his 2020     campaign fund to pay for it.
  • August 7th, 2017: After rain keeps DonaldTrump off the links, he spends almost the whole day on Twitter, with much of it spent on attacking Democratic Richard Blumenthal for being dishonest about serving during Vietnam. (Note again, Trump himself lied about a medical condition to completely avoid serving in Vietnam.)
       
    Government scientists leak a report on climate change to the press before sharing it with the White House, to prevent the predictable moment when that report would have been altered by the climate change deniers up on high.
  • August 8th, 2017: A VICE News report comes out that twice a day, Donald Trump insists on being presented  with photos of himself where he looks heroic, and is presented with flattering letters and compliments from followers.
       
    From his Bedminster golf club, in what is supposed to be an open meeting with the press to discuss the opioid crisis, Trump, with his arms crossed, declares that North Korea will face “fire and fury like     the world has never seen” if they continue to make threats. Oh, and as far as the opioid crisis goes? Trump ignored the advice of his advisors and said he wouldn’t call it a national emergency.
  • August 9th, 2017: Trump opens his day by lying on Twitter and claiming that he revamped the American nuclear arsenal.
       
    North Korea responds to Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” if they keep threatening the U.S. by threatening Guam.
       
    An open feud breaks out between Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, and Trump starts pushing for McConnell to step down as Senate Majority Leader for failing to get the Affordable Care Act repealed.
  • August 10th, 2017: Trump comments on the North Korea situation again, saying that his “fire and fury” comments “may have not been tough enough”. And, if you think that’s empty talk, you’re probably right, because his solution to the conflict is “Let’s see what they do to Guam.” He also changed his mind about the opioid crisis, and declared it a national emergency.
  • August 11th, 2017: Trump is apparently not satisfied with the threat of war looming with North Korea, and follows up on threatening them with war by also threatening Venezuela.


We hope there are more days to keep track of, and the sack of dead skin and rotten tangerines in the Oval Office doesn’t end us all. We’ll settle for that, but secretly hope his time in prison is in the future.

“Hey, relax, guys. Trump can’t actually cause World War III.” “Well, apparently the man couldn’t be taken remotely seriously as a presidential candidate, let alone win the GOP nomination and, eventually, get elected POTUS.”

Ah, but this is where we’ve ended up. 

I rule out nothing at this point. We live in Bizarro world.

Today’s dangerous rhetoric from the frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination: putting women in jail for getting abortions and finding a way around those pesky Geneva Conventions. Keep voting for him, America, and you will get the authoritarian tyrant you deserve.
Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Five: The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

The “Crazy/Stupid” Republican of the Day blog usually can just make a daily post where we talk about a member of the GOP who has run for, held, or currently holds office who is a bit extreme or unhinged, and cover it in a few hundred words. Donald J. Trump, is beyond most Republicans, and has spent decades running to the media to say racist, sexist, bigoted, and completely ignorant things. We covered his downright selfish and narcissistic tendencies from the first 69 years of his life in our first deep dive of this series…

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part One: The Beginnings to his Presidential Run

Our second look featured events taking place from Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for president, to accepting the GOP nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention…

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Two: The Path to the 2016 Nomination

In our third chapter, we covered the absolutely bonkers final four months leading to Election Day 2016:

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Three: The Final Run to Election Day 2016

In the fourth part in this series, where we discuss the Trump transition, a roughly three month period that any sane person who follows politics might have blocked out of their memory for the good of their own sanity.

Donald Trump- Full Timeline Part Four: The Trump Transition

The fifth party of our series begins now, where we cover the first 100 Days of the Trump Administration, which has proven to be the dumpster fire we expected:

  • January 20th, 2017: The Trump inauguration is visibly one of the least attended in recent memory. At points on the parade route, entire sections of empty bleachers sit as his motorcade passes. Aerial photos compared to the first Obama inauguration eight years later show the huge disparity even farther. Trump’s speech, which Steve Bannon and     Steven Miller helped write, is terrifying in its messaging, not unlike his     2016 RNC speech, so much so that the 43rd President, George W. Bush is quoted by those in attendance as commenting, “That was some weird     s***.” And it’s not like Bush 43 was an inspiring orator, himself.

    Even scarier, perhaps, was that a group of die-hard, Alt-Right Trump supporters including White Nationalist Richard Spencer hosted a “Deplora-Ball” where they were throwing up “Heil Trump!” salutes.

    Trump himself spends time at his Inaugural Ball to insult the “dishonest media” and their “phony polls”. History will remember the entire affair as a dark day in our nation’s history.
  •  January 21st, 2017: The day after the meek crowd that arrives to attend the Trump inauguration, the Women’s March begins a day later, and not only dwarfs in in number, but has millions more marching against Trump globally.

    Trump goes to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to try and settle his feud with them, bringing his own aides to laugh at his bad jokes and clap, and begins to talk about his war with the “dishonest media” who lied about the “million and a half” people who attended his inauguration (a lie), and that “God himself” made it not rain while he was speaking. He did this in front of the Memorial to agents who died in the line of duty. He is even publicly criticized for the speech by former CIA Director John Brennan.

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first press     conference is an unmitigated disaster, as he immediately comes out, and upon orders from Trump is asked to lie about the size of the crowd out Trump’s     inauguration, calling it “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, PERIOD”, lied about the numbers of people who rode the D.C. Metro to the inauguration in both 2008 and at Trump’s, and making veiled threats that “we’re going to hold the press accountable”. Even conservative pundits criticize his actions as combative, counterproductive, and antagonistic towards the press.
  • January 22nd, 2017: Trump gets on Twitter to complain about the Women’s March, and the celebrities involved, asking, “why didn’t these people vote?” while also trying to tout television ratings for his inauguration (that were lower than Obama’s 8 years prior). He also lies and gives himself credit for getting “standing ovations” at his CIA speech the previous day that he didn’t really get because there were no seats for anyone to sit in.

    Trump begins making phone calls to Mexican President Enrique Nieto and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to attempt to renegotiate NAFTA. “Has anyone heard of NAFTA?” he asks at the podium, with VP Mike Pence beaming like a proud mother behind him. (It’s all for show, Canada and Mexico have no intention of renegotiating NAFTA, and if they did, it wouldn’t be with Donald Trump.)

    Kellyanne Conway is dragged out to go on Meet the Press and defend the Trump administration’s attacks on the media, and insistence that the inauguration had record attendance, embarrassing herself by trying to     characterize the lies as “alternative facts”. She also reveals Donald Trump will never be releasing his tax returns. Which he had, on several occasions, promised to do.

    Ethics lawyers file a lawsuit against Donald Trump for taking the oath of office while taking payments from foreign entities through his businesses, pointing out that it violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
  • January 23rd, 2017: In his first meeting with Congressional leaders, Trump revisits his conspiracy theory that he actually     won the popular vote, but 3-5 million people voted illegally.

    He also signs an executive order to declare a federal     hiring freeze on government workers. Many agencies flat out ignore it.
  • January 24th, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, complains about violence in Chicago, and threatens to “send in the Feds!” He signs executive orders to begin construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Keystone XL Pipeline, while meeting with various CEOs and industry leaders.

    Acting Attorney General Sally Yates warns White House legal counsel Don McGahn about Gen. Michael Flynn’s interview with the FBI, and how it appears he is “compromised by the Russians”.
  • January 25th, 2017: Trump again gets on Twitter to complain about “VOTER FRAUD” claiming that people are voting illegally, and some of them are “dead”. He also gives a deranged interview with ABC News’ David Muir where he belittles the press, claims there’s proof of voter fraud by millions (that doesn’t exist), talks about “keeping the oil” from Iraq (which remains a war crime) and says that he thinks waterboarding is effective.

    The Department of Justice gets a readout of the FBI’s interview with Michael Flynn.
  •  January 26th, 2017: Trump finally gets wind that Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted by President Obama, and criticizes that decision on Twitter.

    He also signs a toothless executive order to start building his border wall (there’s no funding to do it).

    Word surfaces that he ordered the Director of U.S. National Park Services to find photographic proof that his inauguration crowd was the largest in history.

    Oh, and he supported Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to change the filibuster rules so the GOP could get a Supreme Justice named to the     court with only 51 votes.

    Sally Yates, meanwhile, met with Don McGahn face to face at the White House     to point out that the administration needed to know about what the FBI’s     interview with General Flynn included, because Vice-President Mike Pence had made public comments that directly contradicted what the FBI knew and that our nation’s national security advisor could potentially be “blackmailed by the Russians”.

    Meanwhile, Steve Bannon told the New York Times that the media “should shut its mouth”.
  • January 27th, 2017: Donald Trump signs an executive order to start his completely racist ban on Muslims getting entry to the United States.

    They choose to do this on National Holocaust Remembrance Day, where the Trump administration releases a statement that fails to mention something important… Jews. Why, that doesn’t seem like it would be something a guy whose staff is believed to be filled with anti-Semites would do, does it?

    Trump meets with British PM Theresa May, and per UK spokespeople, he asked to hold her hand while walking down stairs because he admitted to a phobia of falling down them.

    Trump again posts on Twitter that 3 million people     voted illegally in the 2016     elections, without proof.

    Trump calls Mexican President Enrique Nieto, and pathetically begs Nieto to get Mexico to pay for a border wall, or at least to stop publicly stating that in no uncertain terms, would Mexico pay for it, because Trump promised they would. He also admits the wall is “the least important thing”, and lies saying he won the state of New Hampshire because “it is a drug-infested den”.

    Sally Yates again is called to the White House, where Don McGahn asks if she thinks General Flynn could be prosecuted for what is known about his meeting with the Russians. She also publicly criticizes Trump’s “Muslim Ban” and says she won’t enforce it.

    Trump has dinner this night with FBI Director James Comey, and tries to get him to swear loyalty to him.
  •  January 28th, 2017: After massive protests in airports, and confusion reigns as customs and immigration officials poorly carrying out Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban”, a court ruling halts the measure, as Trump and the White House impotently whine about it, and claim nothing is unconstitutional about it.

    On Twitter, Trump rants about both The New York Times and     Washington Post being “FAKE NEWS”, and claims they apologized to their readers for the bad coverage they gave of him (they did no such thing).
  • January 29th, 2017: Trump, from bed, orders a military raid in Yemen against the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One Marine is killed, several others wounded, and the entire operation is a disaster that provides not even one piece of intelligence against the terrorists being attacked.

    Trump has a series of phone calls with world leaders, including British PM Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, and ends his day calling Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. Trump starts whining about having to accept Syrian refugees currently in Australia, keeps getting his facts wrong, and tells Turnbull “I hate taking these people. I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people.” Even though Turnbull explained the language of the     agreement was that each individual could be vetted and theoretically     turned away, Trump throws a tantrum, and ends the call after telling     Turnbull that he wasn’t as nice as the other world leaders he talked to.     Also… what the hell are “local milk     people”? Dairy workers? Really white people? Just…

    On Twitter, Trump rants about a variety of topics, including insulting the   New York Times, and trying to defend his ban on Muslims entering the country as “extreme vetting”.

    Trump also is tricked into taking steps to have Steve Bannon placed on his National Security Council.
  • January 30th, 2017: Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates. While the reason given is for her protests over the Muslim ban, it later is revealed that she may have been fired for drawing suspicion towards General Michael Flynn.

    Trump also signs an executive order to reduce regulations on big     businesses. Including his own.

    On Twitter, Trump lies about the number of people who were detained in airports because of his Muslim ban, and tries blaming airport delays caused on it by computer issues one airline had. What’s more interesting is what he doesn’t talk about… Trump says nothing about an attack on a Quebec mosque by a right-wing extremist on social media.

    Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, the threshold for people signing a petition to block Trump’s visit to the country reaches over 1 million signers.
  • January 31st, 2017: Donald Trump selects Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court.
  • February 1st, 2017: Trump commits the first of several blunders he will commit during the celebration of Black History Month, when he starts talking about Frederick Douglass, seemingly unaware of who he is, and perhaps that he is unaware Douglass died a century ago, describing him as, “an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”
       
    Trump also tells Sen. Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” to get Neil Gorsuch appointed to the     Supreme Court.
       
    On Twitter, Trump idiotically claims that “Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq”, which many believe to be a typo, and by “Iran” he meant “ISIS”. Trump also seethes over how his phone call with Malcolm Turnbull went, blaming the Obama administration for agreeing to take in refugees, who Trump calls “illegal immigrants”.
  • February 2nd, 2017: Donald Trump responds to news that the University of California-Berkley canceled the speaking engagement of White Nationalist Richard Spencer by getting on Twitter and posting, “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”     (Apparently Trump thinks of Neo-Nazis as “innocent people”, and doesn’t understand how free speech works.)
       
    Trump also speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast, and takes time at a normally solemn event to joke that the room should pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bad ratings on the new season of The Apprentice to get better.
       
    Meanwhile, in an interview, Kellyanne Conway tries defending Donald Trump’s Muslim ban by talking about the time that two Iraqi refugees carried out “the Bowling Green Massacre”. (HINT: There was never a Bowling Green Massacre”.)
  • February 3rd, 2017: After an Islamic terrorist attacks police at the Louvre shopping center in Paris, France, Donald Trump suddenly takes notice, because it’s terror not committed by a white terrorist. He gets on Twitter to rant about it, writing, “A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.” (Note: The attack was not even at the Louvre Museum.)

    This is a slightly better post than Trump continuing to blame Arnold Schwarzenegger for the ratings for The Apprentice being down, and insulting his performance as Governor of California.

    Trump also signed an executive order to try and roll back the effectiveness of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform.
       
    A New York Times investigation confirms what most people could have     already guessed… Trump has not actually separated himself from his family’s business interests.
       
    Vincent Viola, Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Army, withdraws his name from consideration after about two months.
       
     Court rulings continue to come down and block Trump’s Muslim ban.
  • February 4th, 2016: The Department of Homeland Security stops trying to push for Trump’s Muslim ban, complying with court orders. Trump predictably seethes about the judge’s ruling on Twitter, impotently.
       
    In an interview with Bill O’Reilly that aired before the Super Bowl,     Donald Trump defends Vladimir Putin to O’Reilly, even after O’Reilly     refers to Putin as a “killer”, by saying, “do you think our country is so innocent?”
  • February 5th, 2017: Somehow, Donald Trump fails to understand the implications of what the National Security Council is, and allows Steve Bannon to basically place himself on it. Trump places Mike Pence in charge of a voter fraud investigation. He also continued to complain about the Judge’s ruling on his Muslim ban on Twitter.
  • February 6th, 2017: Trump goes on a tirade against the “dishonest press” again, claiming they were deliberately not reporting on terrorist attacks. The White House went as far as to put out a list of 78 terror attacks that were “not reported”, and CNN responded that they had, in fact, reported on them, including showing the footage. Trump responds to opinion polls that are overwhelmingly negative towards his Muslim ban by claiming on Twitter that they are “Fake news”.
       
    As if Trump taking issue with Alec Baldwin doing an impression of him on Saturday Night Live wasn’t bad enough, reports emerge that he     was upset about Melissa McCarthy lampooning Sean Spicer over the weekend, because “he doesn’t like when people look weak”.
       
    The Trump administration also interviewed Elliott Abrams, a man previously convicted of misdemeanors in the Iran Contra scandal as a potential high-ranking employee at the U.S. State Department.
  • February 7th, 2017: The Yemen raid earlier in the week was meant to kill the leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen, Qassim al-Rimi, who taunts Donald Trump for not killing him in it. The government of Yemen also decides to no longer allow the United States to conduct raids in the War on Terror in their country without first giving them approval. Betsy DeVos is a controversial enough pick for Department of Education by Trump that Mike Pence has to serve as a tiebreaker to confirm her.
  • February 8th, 2017: Donald Trump completely blows a hole in the idea that his family’s business ties and     his presidency are separate entities when he gets on Twitter to criticize Nordstrom’s for cancelling a clothing line from his daughter, Ivanka. Kellyanne Conway came out to defend Trump, and actually made it worse when she started giving testimonials to buy Ivanka’s products.

    In a bizarre phone call with French Prime Minister Francoise Hollande, Trump discussed NATO, and told Hollande that the U.S. “wanted its money back”.
  • February 9th, 2017: News breaks for the first time that General     Michael Flynn may have discussed sanctions with the Russian government during the Trump transition.
       
    Trump again gets on Twitter to rant against the courts overturning his     Muslim ban, writing, “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR     NATION IS AT STAKE!
  • February 10th, 2017: Trump, meeting with 10 Senators, again makes bizarre claims about voter fraud, going with a paranoid conspiracy theory about people being bussed in from Massachusetts to help Democrats win office in New Hampshire.
       
    Trump decides to use Mar-A-Lago for international diplomacy, meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to go golfing at his own property. Prior to leaving, Trump demonstrates that he still doesn’t know how to perform a handshake like a normal person.
       
    Trump also promised to submit a new Muslim ban, hoping that the second one might be written in a way that would not be overturned by courts.
  • February 11th, 2017: Questions over how the Trump administration is handling classified information and security arise immediately after his Mar-A-Lago weekend with Shinzo Abe, after a dues-paying guest of Mar-A-Lago posts photos on Facebook of himself having his photo taken with Secret Service agents, and an image of Trump’s national security team handling photos and documents from a North Korean missile launch in front of guests of the club using their cell phone flashlights to read them.
       
    Trump’s golf holiday with Shinzo Abe is also peppered with Twitter posts, including attacks against the media for “unfair” treatment of his daughter Ivanka, defending his Muslim ban, claiming he would negotiate down the cost of fighter jets for the Air Force as well as the price tag on his proposed border wall. About six weeks after the meeting, it is discovered that Trump confided in staff that he was “obsessed” with Abe’s Japanese translators’ breasts. Because above all else, he’s a creepy bastard.
  • February 12th, 2017: General Michael Flynn admits to talking to the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and lying to Mike Pence about it.
       
    Trump posts a lie on Twitter that CNN cut an interview with Bernie Sanders short because he called them “fake news”.
       
    The Trump administration sends out former Jeff Sessions speechwriter and pretty racist Stephen Miller onto the Sunday morning shows, where he declares that “the president’s power will not be questioned by the courts”. This ignores the entire system of checks and balances of the country.
       
    Right wing media outlets begin reporting that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus “is in over his head”.
  • February 13th, 2017: Eighteen days after the White House was informed that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have been compromised by the Russians, as revealed in an FBI investigation, he finally is removed from his post and has his security clearance revoked.
       
    Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New York, and exhibits he still hasn’t learned how to shake hands. Trudeau, however, blocks his awkward shake.
  • February 14th, 2017: Trump asks FBI Director James Comey to come to the White House, and asks him to stop investigating Michael Flynn, saying “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” (This would be an attempt to obstruct an ongoing FBI investigation, which is a crime.)

    CNN and The New York Times report that the problem of people in the Trump campaign and Trump transition talking to the Russians is not limited to Michael Flynn, as Paul Manafort is also named. On Twitter, Trump starts complaining more about “leaks” coming out of his administration.

    Trump hosts a joint press conference at the White House with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, where he speaks out against a two-state solution in the Mid-East… which sets back any hope for peace instantly.

    In a meeting with Betsy DeVos and several educators invited to the White House, Trump began to fixate on one special needs teacher, and pepper her with questions about “an increase in autism”. Given Trump’s history of trying to claim a link between vaccines and autism, this is troubling.
  • February 15th, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, says the “real scandal” is not that his campaign or his transition team colluded with the Russians, but of intelligence being given to the media “like candy”.

    With weeks of controversy over the selection of Andy Puzder as the Trump administration’s pick for Secretary of Labor due to his reported domestic violence incident, Puzder finally gives up and withdraws his name, leaving the White House scrambling for a new Cabinet pick.
  • February 16th, 2017: Trump gives a totally bonkers 77 minute press conference, where the highlights include him saying “drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars”, claims he “had the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan” (both Obama and Bush had bigger ones), him chastising an Orthodox Jewish reporter for asking a question about how he hasn’t done anything to stop an uptick in Anti-Semitic attacks, and when he asked African American reporter, April Ryan, if she would schedule a meeting with the Black Congressional Caucus for him.
       
    This of course was after a morning where Trump had a whole series of blasts against the “FAKE NEWS” media.
       
    Six Trump staffers are escorted from the White House on the same day because they failed their FBI background checks.
       
    The Washington Post, meanwhile, breaks the news that     Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Sergey Kislyak. Trump’s first pick to replace Michael Flynn, Vice Admiral Robert Harward turns down the offer to join the Trump administration.
  • February 17th, 2017: Donald Trump goes as far on Twitter to call the “Fake News Media” the “Enemy of the People”. And that statement echoes Josef Stalin and Chairman Mao.
       
    A memo from the Department of Homeland Security was leaked to the media that the Trump administration was considering calling in the National Guard for a massive immigration purge.
  • February 18th, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, refers to Mar-A-Lago as “the Southern White House” in the face of wide criticism of his repeated weekend vacations on taxpayer dime to his own resort.
       
    At a rally in Melbourne, Florida, Trump talks about immigrants being let into Sweden that caused them to “have problems like they never thought possible”. The nation of Sweden is shocked to hear they were     having problems.
  • February 19th, 2017: Trump, on Twitter, defends his remarks about Sweden, from the previous night, because it was “reported by     Fox News”. And… after some fact-checking, Fox News reported the opposite of what the statistics about immigrant crime in Sweden actually show, and their “expert” in the segment is unknown to Swedish authorities. The unsettling fact that the POTUS trusts “news entertainment” full of lies more than his own intelligence community is now publicly known.
       
    Trump, still at Mar-A-Lago, continues interviewing candidates to be his next National Security Adviser.
  • February 20th, 2017: On Twitter, for the second day in a row, Trump insists that he is right about immigrants committing crimes in Sweden, in spite of Sweden itself weighing in that it’s not really an issue.
       
    Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster to be his new National     Security Advisor, who immediately starts feuding with other White House staff like Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner because he wants the Breitbart contingent of people at the White House out.
  • February 21st, 2017: Donald Trump visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and says little, save when he passes a block once used in a slave auction and gives the staggering understatement of chuckling and saying, “Boy, that is not good.”
       
    On Twitter, Trump decides to start spreading the conspiracy theory that the protesters showing up at the town halls of Republican Congressmen to protest the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act are being “planned by liberal activists”.
  • February 22nd, 2017: After promising his administration would not do so, Donald Trump signs an executive order to rescind protections on transgender students that was signed by the Obama administration.
  • February 23rd, 2017: In an interview with Reuters, Trump tells them that the United States nuclear program needs to be expanded so it is “at     the top of the pack”.
  •  February 24th, 2017: Trump speaks at CPAC, commenting on several topics including the violence in the city of Chicago, saying that he supports local law enforcement… a day later Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson goes public to say that he had repeatedly contacted the Trump administration for help and received no response. Trump also discusses banning the media from reporting using “anonymous news sources”, saying that when they’re used, the press is “just making things up”.
       
    At the White House, Sean Spicer has a press gaggle, but bans virtually all news outlets except for Breitbart News and the Washington Times from being allowed to ask questions.
  • February 25th, 2017: The first stories  start coming out that the Trump White House, including White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, were pressuring the FBI to put out statements that their investigation into Russian hacking and interference in the 2016 elections did not implicate the Trump campaign or Trump transition team. That would be false.
       
    On Twitter, Trump announces he will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, breaking with years of tradition.
  • February 26th, 2017: On Twitter, Donald Trump had his latest conspiracy theory… that Hillary Clinton had the election for the new Chairman of the DNC rigged so that Tom Perez can win.
       
    Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Navy withdraws his name from consideration for the post.
       
    The father of the Marine killed in Trump’s ill-advised military raid in Yemen demanded an investigation into his son’s death.
  • February 27th, 2017: Trump is interviewed by Fox and Friends, and spitefully bites back against the host of the Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel, saying that he “played the race card”, in criticizing Trump, because “they’re losing badly”.
  • February 28th, 2017: Trump speaks before a joint session of Congress, refers to all the opposition against his insane agenda as “trivial fights” and brings the widow of the Marine killed in the Yemen raid to use as a prop, to the disgust of critics. Even worse, Trump blames his death on “the generals”.

    A Trump administration advisor, Anthony Scaramucci, responds to a rise in Anti-Semitic attacks by asking people to consider that the attacks might be staged by groups seeking political gain.
  • March 1st, 2017: News breaks that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing, and that he had, in fact, been talking to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while working for     the Trump campaign and Trump transition.
       
    The White House acknowledges it will not be disciplining Kellyanne Conway for giving free testimonials for Ivanka Trump’s products while working for the White House.
       
    Former Congressman Ryan Zinke is finally confirmed as Secretary of the Interior.
  • March 2nd, 2017: Reports surface that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak spoke to more than just Jeff Sessions, but several other Trump campaign and Trump transition members, including Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Jared Kushner.
       
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself in the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections, that just seems to keep finding links back to the Trump campaign and Trump transition team. This is probably the only decision worth applauding he will make in his role as AG.
       
    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump talked a lot about “buying American”, including how much while in Pennsylvania, he talked about how great American steel is. And surprise, on this date Trump exempted the people who would construct the Keystone XL pipeline from having to use American steel to build it.
       
    Donald Trump himself speaks on aircraft carrier to a couple thousand     members of the U.S. Navy, and tells them that he’s going to push for “one of the largest” defense spending increases in American history. (The United States already spends more on its military budget than the next several countries combined.)
       
    In the late evening, Trump goes on a Tweetstorm, calling Jeff Sessions an “honest man who did nothing wrong”, and after portraying the entire investigation as being a “witch hunt” with “illegal leaks”.
  • March 3rd, 2017: Throughout the day on Twitter, Trump starts posting out of context photos of Democratic Congressional members with Russian diplomats during state visits where the media is investigated from years in the past, and demanding investigations into their “secret” Russian ties. In one, he posts a photo of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer getting a hot dog with Vladimir Putin, and in another, a state dinner that had both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sergey Kislyak present.
       
    The Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security begins discussing separating mothers of detained undocumented immigrants from their children as they are taken into custody.
  • March 4th, 2017: Donald Trump’s insane Twitter posts of conspiracy theories reach a new peak, as he claims Barack Obama had “wire tapps” of his phone at Trump Tower. No evidence of his ever emerges, and various members of both parties demand he provide that evidence or apologize. He does neither.
       
    CNN reports six members of the Trump campaign admit to having met     Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but insist there was no wrongdoing.
  • March 5th, 2017: The White House announces that they’re going to have an investigation of whether or not President Obama did the “wire-tapps” on Trump Tower.
       
    On Twitter, Trump launches a totally different conspiracy theory, this time that the DNC did not allow access to its server to the FBI or other equipment after it was hacked. We would like to thank Politifact for pointing out that this is false. Trump will occasionally float this conspiracy theory over the next few months, with a few variations on the details of     his lies here and there.
  • March 6th, 2017: Trump releases a revised version of his Muslim ban, hoping that this one won’t be overturned by courts. (The main difference between the two is that this one exempts Iraq.)
       
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer contradicts FBI Director James Comey’s assertions that the Obama administration did not do “the wire tapps” to the phones at Trump Tower, insisting that it  totally happened.
       
    Trump’s HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, refers to people who came to the United States “in the bottom of slave ships” as “immigrants”. Carson is not asked to resign, or apologize for this, of course and actually doubles down on his remarks.
       
    Democratic Senators respond to Trump’s frequency to use his own Mar-A-Lago resort for government diplomatic efforts to insist that the estate’s guest list be released to the public.
  • March 7th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump accuses President Obama of releasing 122 “vicious” prisoners from Guantanamo Bay prison while in office, and the media fact-checking of this lie (they were     released during the Bush administration, and caught during the Obama administration) forces the White House to contradict him.
       
    Trump also insists that any reports about White House infighting are “FAKE NEWS”, and Trump also makes a lot of false claims about the soon-to-be announced American Healthcare Act, the House GOP’s “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act. He claims it will bring pricing of medications down, and that “eliminating state lines” would “promote competition”. To anyone who isn’t aware, he has no idea what the f*** he is talking about.
       
    Democrats begin moving towards a Special Counsel named to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, and if the Trump campaign colluded with them to do so.
  • March 8th, 2017: A judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s second Muslim travel ban.
       
    Trump picks former Utah Governor and 2012 presidential candidate John Huntsman to be his Ambassador to Russia.
       
    James Comey puts any rumors that he might resign to bed, saying that he intends to finish the next six years and then some of his term as FBI Director. (Oh, dear.)
       
    It’s International Women’s Day, and Donald Trump kicks a hornet’s nest on Twitter when the p***y-grabber decides to post that he has “tremendous respect for women” and gets mocked mercilessly for it.
  • March 9th, 2017: Sean Spicer and White House officials continue to     deny that Donald Trump is under investigation.
       
    Michael Flynn, meanwhile, is revealed to have been working as a foreign agent for Turkey while also working for the Trump campaign.
       
    Walter Schaub, the head of the Office of Government Ethics, expresses his disgust at the Trump administration for not disciplining Kellyanne Conway for shilling for Ivanka Trump.
  • March 10th, 2017: Attorney General Jeff     Sessions demands the immediate resignations of 46 Obama-appointed state Attorney Generals without any warning. This includes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan who was conducting ongoing investigations into the Trump Foundation and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Bharara was told he would be allowed to remain in office until all his pending investigations were complete. Instead, Bharara was fired for “refusing to resign”.
       
    Sean Spicer showed up to his morning presser wearing his American flag pin upside down, said that U.S. job creation numbers used to be “fake” but are “real now”, and fed into the conspiracy theory that the “deep state” had taken over the American government.
  • March 11th, 2017: No less than 134 foreign policy experts sign on to a letter condemning Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban.
       
    On Twitter, Trump falsely claims that “Obamacare is imploding”.
  • March 12th, 2017: Trump is golfing at Mar-A-Lago, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen starts making statements that seem to contradict what Trump’s intentions for the federal reserve will be regarding interest rates.
  • March 13th, 2017: The American Healthcare Act’s CBO score comes out, and it’s not good. The worst part is probably that 24 million Americans would lose their health insurance.Trump’s own base would be hit the     hardest. On Twitter, Trump reiterates his false claim that “Obamacare is  imploding”.
  • March 14th, 2017: Two pages of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns are     leaked to David Cay Johnston, and the story breaks on The Rachel Maddow Show, whose host indicates that the most likely thing is Trump’s “best” tax year was released, without further details into his business holdings.
       
    Meanwhile, a company owned by Jared Kushner’s family signed an     “extremely lucrative” deal with a Chinese firm linked to the Chinese     government. The family insists that Jared sold his stake in the company, and therefore, there is no reason to suspect wrongdoing (Sure, sounds plausible.)
  • March 15th, 2017: A Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s Muslim travel ban nationally, and Trump seethes, calling it “unprecedented judicial overreach”, threatening to “go back to the first ban and go all the way” and take the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
       
    In a meeting with auto industry executives, Trump asked the brilliant     question, “Are the paints as good today as they used to be or not?”
       
    House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes was forced to  admit that there was no evidence of “wire tapps” on Trump Tower.
  • March 16th, 2017: On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Donald Trump celebrates the holiday by reading his favorite Irish proverb… which is actually a poem written by a Nigerian poet.
       
    House Oversight Committee member Elijah Cummings reveals Michael Flynn got $30,000 from RussiaToday, their  state-owned media network in 2016, and $68,000 in 2015.
       
    Trump White House Aide and frequent Fox News talking head Sebastian Gorka made a public denial that he was a member of the Order of Vitez, a Nazi-linked Hungarian group. It seems kind of interesting that the group acknowledges him as a member, and he wore a medal of the Order of Vitez to the Trump inauguration, though.
       
    Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney claimed there was no evidence that poor kids getting government assistance to help them be fed helps their performance in school.
  • March 17th, 2017: Trump meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, and refuses to shake her hand in front of cameras. He also claims Germany “owes vast sums to NATO”. At a press conference during the day, he comments that President Obama “tapped her phones”.
       
    On his Twitter, Trump makes another foreign policy blunder, insulting China for not doing enough to help stop North Korea for “behaving very badly”.
       
    In Mosul, a military airstrike ordered by the offender-in-chief kills 200 yes (TWO HUNDRED) civilians.
       
    In a radio with right wing talk radio host Mark Levin, Trump blames all the “wire tapps” accusations on Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano, for     whatever reason. Fox News rejects the claim, outright.
       
    The Trump administration files an appeal of a judge having blocked the second Muslim travel ban.
       
    Mexican cement manufacturer Cemex announces their refusal to do any business that would help build Trump’s border wall.
  • March 18th, 2017: The day after Angela Merkel leaves, Trump, on Twitter, claims Germany “owes vast sums to NATO”. This is false, of course.
  •  March 19th, 2017: Germany rejects Trump’s claim from the previous day that they “owe vast sums to NATO”, and has to explain to Trump how NATO funding works, because he’s an idiot who doesn’t understand the nuances of it.
       
    After several consecutive weekends of Trump spending the whole weekend golfing at Mar-A-Lago at extreme taxpayer expense, people are starting to wonder how much he’s actually working down there.
  • March 20th, 2017: FBI Director James Comey confirms that the FBI is, in fact, conducting an investigation about whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
       
    On Twitter, Trump claims that the former head of National Intelligence, James Clapper, stated that there is “no evidence that he colluded with Russia”, and anyone who says otherwise is “FAKE NEWS”. (Clapper never said that.) He also repeated his lie that the Clinton campaign and DNC did not cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into Russian hacking.
       
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer trots out on behalf of Trump, and tries downplaying any Trump/Russia rumors by claiming Paul Manafort, who was paid by the Russians over several years, only “played a small part” in the Trump campaign. Yeah, the guy who was the campaign manager only “played a small part”.
  • March 21st, 2017: One day after Sean Spicer tried distancing the Trump campaign from Paul Manafort, a report that he laundered money from a     Ukrainian political party loyal to the Kremlin comes out.
       
    Trump himself is busy trying to get House Republicans to pass the AHCA, and is reported to be personally calling members of the GOP House to try and bullying them into voting for the disaster of a “repeal and replace”.
       
     Congressman Devin Nunes, from the House Intelligence Committee, gets wind that incidental conversations were picked up between members of the Trump campaign and Russia, and hauls ass over to the White House to leak this information about the investigation back to Trump White House staffers, later revealed to be Ezra Cohen Watnick and Michael Ellis.
  • March 22nd, 2017: Congressman Devin Nunes holds an impromptu press conference in the White House Rose Garden, and starts talking about the “unmasking” of Trump campaign members in the FBI’s investigation of Russia, that also picked up incidental conversations of Trump campaign members. He then goes to meet with President Trump, to tell him what a Trump staffer and Nunes already discussed the previous day.
       
    A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeting ISIS manages to kill 30 civilians, because Donald Trump will green-light anything without considering if there are innocents anyone nearby.
  • March 23rd, 2017: Donald Trump appears outside the White House, where he invited a bunch of big rig truckers to come to a discussion about healthcare reform. Little discussion seems to be had, and the whole moment boils down to the embarrassing visual of Trump climbing behind the wheel of a semi, pretending he’s driving it (he never drives himself anywhere), and honking the horn. People lampoon the unflattering photos of this moment, of a grown man trying to show everyone he’s really a big boy.
       
     A CNN report emerges that the FBI may have proof of     collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
       
    The Alt-Right media starts claiming Devin Nunes “vindicated” Trump’s claims that Obama did the “wire-tapps” to him. The rest of the House Intelligence Committee points out Devin Nunes is an idiot who started single-handedly sharing information with the White House and then the public without first telling the rest of the House Intelligence Committee, and he ends up having to recuse himself in the Trump/Russia investigation.
  • March 24th, 2017: After promising his sons would run the Trump Organization and he would not communicate with them about it, a report comes out that Donald Trump is going to be receiving quarterly reports on the company anyway from his son, Eric.
       
    The first attempt by the GOP House to pass the American Health Care Act fails without ever coming to the floor for a vote, and Trump immediately gets on Twitter to blame Democrats, naming Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, specifically.
  • March 25th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump tells his followers to watch Judge Jeannine Pirro on Fox News. Free advertising from the president, and all… but nobody expects Donald Trump to follow any kind of ethical standards. Anyway, Pirro, on her show, calls for Paul Ryan to be     replaced as Speaker of the House for failing to pass the AHCA. Thus, the story becomes the President is hyped for Paul Ryan to be taken down.
       
    At a pro-Trump rally in California, a near riot occurs between Trump supporters and counter-protesters. After violence breaks out, Trump doesn’t dissuade anyone from fighting, and instead thanks those attending for their “support” (i.e. the violence) on Twitter.
  • March 26th, 2017: On Twitter, Trump shames the GOP’s House Freedom Caucus for not helping pass the AHCA the previous week, and telling them “Democrats are smiling”.
  • March 27th, 2017: Trump’s approval rating hits 36% in the Gallup poll, the lowest for any president at this point in their presidency since the poll was created, and two points lower than Barack Obama ever fell to at any point during his entire presidency. Reports also spill out about infighting from within the White House between several factions of staff.
       
    A report emerges that Jared Kushner met with not just Sergey Kisylak, but also Russian state-owned bank executive Sergey Gorkov.
       
    On Twitter that evening, Trump starts griping about both the Clintons and John Podesta actually are the ones with shifty ties to Russia, and claims the Trump/Russia investigation is a “hoax”. He also trash-talks the House Freedom Caucus again.
  • March 28th, 2017: Trump signs an executive order to undo most of     President Obama’s legacy on environmental issues to allow the coal industry to profit more and not worry about carbon dioxide emissions.
       
    Trump’s lawyer, Mark Kasowitz, tries to have a lawsuit against Donald Trump for defamation by a former Apprentice contestant thrown out of court, arguing that a president cannot be sued. The legal precedent has already been established that this is possible, because Paula Jones was allowed to sue Bill Clinton.
       
    On Twitter, Trump starts floating conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton selling uranium to Russia during the election based on Fox News propaganda.
  • March 29th, 2017: Ivanka Trump is given a former role in the Trump     White House, based on her resume of… y’know what? We’ll just state the obvious fact that she’s unqualified, even though her job duties are as vague as anything Trump ever is involved with.
       
    Trump’s Energy Department bans the use of the phrases “climate change”, “emissions reduction”, and “Paris agreement”.
       
    On Twitter, Trump falsely claimed The New York Times “apologized to its subscribers”. The newspaper’s communications team were very firm     about the fact that there never was an apology.
  • March 30th, 2017: Trump again invites FBI Director James Comey to the White House, asking what can be done to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation.
       
    Lawyers for General Michael Flynn make it publicly known that he would be willing to testify against the Trump administration in exchange for immunity. The Senate and House Intelligence Committees end up rejecting this offer.
       
    On Twitter, for the third time in about a week, Trump bullied the House Freedom Caucus. For the second day in a row, Trump attacks the New York Times, this time with the veiled threat of asking out loud if they should “Change libel laws?”
       
    Trump’s deputy chief of staff, Katie Walsh resigns to go work for an outside political group.
  • March 31st, 2017: Trump stages a ceremony in front of the media to have them take pictures while he signs an executive order, and he leaves the room after forgetting to sign the damn thing, leaving Vice-President Mike Pence no choice but to pack his order to-go and chase after him. (Note: Trump being forgetful is terrifying, as his father Fred developed and died from Alzheimer’s Disease.)
       
    Late in the afternoon, the Trump Administration announces that April 2017 is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, and Trump is openly mocked on social media for the fact that he himself has boasted about committing sexual assault and getting away with it on the Access Hollywood tape, and several women came forward to accuse him of being attacked.
       
     On Twitter, Trump mentions Michael Flynn being investigated, and calls the whole thing a “witch hunt”.
  • April 1st, 2017: On Twitter, Donald Trump spends part of his Saturday again complaining about “fake news” and attacking Chuck Todd, and yet again calling him by the bizarre nickname “Sleepy Eyes”.

    News also breaks that Michael Flynn failed to disclose income he earned from several Russia-linked businesses.
  • April 2nd, 2017: Trump continues talking tough with nothing to back it up, claiming that if China doesn’t step up to help stop North Korea, he     would be willing to unilaterally act to rein them in.
       
    On behalf of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner is sent to Iraq, and looks completely out of place, dressed for a yacht party and then covered in body armor.
       
    From a golf course, Trump meets with Senator Rand Paul to discuss a     potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and confirms it happened on Twitter.
  • April 3rd, 2017: A Washington Post report emerges that Blackwater founder Eric Prince, a trump donor and campaign advisor and brother to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, tried to set up a back channel for the Trump transition to directly communicate with Moscow.
       
    After a White House visit from him, Trump praises Egyptian authoritarian strongman Abdel Fattah al Sisi.
       
    Trump signs the bill into law that repeals broadband privacy rules, and allows internet providers to sell the browser history of their users to other businesses.
       
    On Twitter, Trump tries to deflect from news about the Russia investigation by pushing conspiracy theories against John Podesta, promote false equivalencies to Hillary Clinton, and accusing President Obama of having “spied on” him prior to the election. Oh, and the “real story” everyone is missing is “leakers”.
  • April 4th, 2017: After Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons against his own people… the Trump administration refers to it as “reprehensible”, and then blame the Obama administration, citing their “weakness and irresolution”.
       
    A report emerges that half of the positions in Rex Tillerson’s State Department have still not been filled. The Trump administration is thirteen weeks in.
       
    Trump uses his Twitter account to Retweet a Drudge Report     conspiracy theory about former Ambassador Susan Rice. The f***ing Drudge Report, bastion of journalism and definitely not “fake news” in his twisted mind. (Here’s what sane people needed to know to understand     why the hell Susan Rice’s name came up.)
       
    Noted Neo-Nazi Sebastian Gorka gets caught trying to scrub his criminal past from his own Wikipedia page. For whatever reason, Trump keeps the cartoon villain with no real qualifications for his job working at the White House.
  •  April 5th, 2017: In a New York Times interview, Donald Trump furthers his false narrative against Susan Rice, saying he believes she committed “crimes” without citing any evidence, at all. Oh, and he continued to insist “The Russia story is a hoax” and as revelations are made public about Bill O’Reilly sexually harassing several Fox News co-workers, and a domestic abuse case involving him on his wife… Trump defends Bill O’Reilly and calls him a “good person” and says he shouldn’t have settled in his sexual harassment lawsuits. On Day Five of his supposed “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”.
       
    Trump’s new National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, finally gets around to removing Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, after exactly two months on it. (The Alt-Right Media begins its smear campaign against McMaster on Bannon’s behalf not long after this.)
  • April 6th, 2017: While meeting with Chinese PM Xi Jinping, Trump orders airstrikes against Syria, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles against an airport runway. He gets probably too much praise for blowing stuff up, and the attack is less impressive once you factor in that his White House first warned Russia before the missiles were launched, the Russians then warned their Syrian allies so they could move their planes and equipment out of the way, and within a day, Syrian planes were taking off from the same location.
       
    As it became crystal clear that there were not 60 Senators willing to vote for Neil Gorsuch to be seated on the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell caved to Donald Trump’s wishes and “went nuclear”, requiring only a simple majority to nominate Supreme Court Justices.
       
    Twitter sued the federal government for trying to force them to identify the users behind several anti-Trump accounts run by workers at federal agencies anonymously.
       
    It seems that some of the mystery behind why Steve Bannon was allowed to be removed from the National Security Council by Donald Trump is revealed when a report emerges about how Bannon liked to call Jared Kushner a “cuck” behind his back, because the Trump White House is a junior high.
  •  April 7th, 2017: The Senate votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This will be the only real legislative accomplishment during the Trump administration for its first 200 days.
  • April 8th, 2017: Trump is, yet again, golfing at Mar-A-Lago on the     taxpayers’ dime.
  • April 9th, 2017: For the second day in a row, Trump golfs at Mar-A-Lago. It is his 17th day on the golf course out of his first 79 in office. Trump’s National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, and U.N. Ambassador all release conflicting statements about how foreign policy with Syria will be handled.
       
    Deputy National Security Advisor and former Fox News contributor K.T. MacFarland is forced to step down from her position.
  • April 10th, 2017: In a Rose Garden ceremony, Neil Gorsuch is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. Donald Trump again exhibits he does not know how to shake hands with another human being while congratulating him.
  • April 11th, 2017: The Washington Post reports that the FBI had obtained a FISA warrant to monitor Trump advisor Carter Page, indicating that a judge somewhere saw some really dirty things about him to approve     such a thing.
       
    Trump makes a phone call to James Comey to complain that his investigation into Russia interfering in the 2016 election is “creating a cloud” that is interfering with his ability to serve as president.
       
    Trump’s son, Eric, meanwhile, talked in interviews about how great     nepotism is, and asserted that his father ordering a Syrian airfield to be hit with a missile strike disproved any ties his father might have to Russia (it doesn’t).
       
    Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in his latest daily presser, takes a bizarre line of attack against Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, saying that “not even Hitler used chemical weapons against his own people” and then calls concentration camps “Holocaust Centers”. Several Jewish     groups condemn his attempt at revisionist history, which doesn’t help the Trump White House’s frequently anti-Semitic image.
  •  April 12th, 2017: At a White House press conference, Trump completely flip flops and declares that NATO “is not obsolete”. Trump added that he was sending an “armada” towards North Korea in the Pacific (days later, we found out the aircraft carrier he claimed was headed there was actually moving in the opposite direction, thousands of miles away). He then would give an interview with the Wall Street Journal and flip his stance on China, now saying that they are not a currency manipulator. He also mentioned in that interview that he would use the powers of his office to sabotage the Affordable Care Act to force Democrats to negotiate on a new healthcare bill.

    Later, Trump, in an interview with Fox News Business Channel, boasts about how he was having “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen” with Chinese president Xi Jinping when he ordered his Syrian missile strike.

    He is also interviewed by the New York Post, and Trump lies and says “he didn’t know Steve” prior to Steve Bannon joining his campaign officially in August 2016.
       
    Elsewhere, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has to retroactively register as a foreign agent. And a Washington Post report detailed how the Trump administration was trying to figure out     how to secure the funding for a massive “deportation force”.
  • April 13th, 2017: Trump signs legislation to allow state governments to block funding to Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services takes steps to shorten the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act.
       
    A Guardian report is that British intelligence can confirm the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections, and alerted the United States to Russia’s interference.
       
    The Pentagon announces that they finally used one of the “Mother of All Bombs” on a target, dropping it on an ISIS target in Afghanistan and killing 94 people (with no way to confirm who they all are due to the blast’s sheer force). The MOAB is destructive enough to permanently deafen anyone within 2 miles of the explosion. In the days that follow, Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses his disgust with the move. In Syria, a botched military operation managed to kill 18 Syrian fighters who were allied with the U.S. to fight the Assad regime.
  • April 14th, 2017: After years of transparency in the Obama White House, where the visitor logs remained public, Donald Trump’s White House will keep those guest lists secret until five years after he leaves office.
       
    For the second time in April, Trump Retweets a Drudge Report article.
  • April 15th, 2017: With tax day approaching, thousands begin protests calling for Donald Trump to release his tax returns. He again goes golfing at Mar-A-Lago.
  • April 16th,  2017: Trump spends Easter Sunday alternating between golfing at Mar-A-Lago, and getting on Twitter to claim that protesters calling for his tax returns to be released are paid, without evidence.
  • April 17th, 2017: Because he hates to work on weekends, Donald Trump hosts the Easter Egg roll at the White House on a Monday, the day after Easter. The same people who freak out about the War on Christmas like Trump apparently don’t hold Easter to the same standards.
       
    Trump, against the advice of several industry leaders, signs an executive order to cut back the number of work visas being issued to skilled workers.
       
    Trump gives a phone call to Turkish President Erdogan, congratulating the authoritarian dictator on a fixed election in his country that allowed him to further consolidate his power.
  • April 18th, 2017: The Trump Administration abruptly cancel a meeting to     discuss whether or not to stay in the Paris Climate Accords. They also deport the first formerly-protected “Dreamer”, Juan Manuel Montes, who had lived in the United States since he was nine years old.
  • April 19th, 2017: Trump hosts the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots at the White House. Numerous players no-show, including     quarterback Tom Brady. That night, Trump hosts Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, and fellow insane draft-dodger with a sketchy history of sex crimes, Ted Nugent at the White House.
  • April 20th, 2017: Trump nominates former Senator Scott Brown to be Ambassador to New Zealand, in spite of his various controversies through the past several years, and lack of background with New Zealand.
  • April 21st, 2017: After a police officer is killed in Paris, Trump, on Twitter, declares it is “another terrorist attack”. Trump promises to release his tax plan the following week but it should be noted that Trump promises it will contain tax breaks for both businesses AND individuals (the former, not so much on the latter).
       
    On Twitter, as Trump approaches his 100 day milestone with virtually no  policy successes to speak of, except for Neil Gorsuch being confirmed to  the Supreme court, he declares that 100 days is a “ridiculous standard”.
  • April 22nd, 2017: While it was already announced that the thin-skinned Trump was not going to attend the White House Press Correspondents’ Dinner, he announces he will be going to Pennsylvania to have a rally that night instead.
  • April 23rd, 2017: Trump spends most of the day trying, and failing to secure funding for his border wall. He then publishes a bizarre Twitter post about the border wall, writing, “Eventually but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be be paying in some form, for the badly needed border wall.”
  • April 24th, 2017: A Politico report notes that a State Department managed website has started giving free advertising for Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida. (Hint: That’s not legal.)
       
    Trump, ultimate deal-maker that he is, gives up on making a deal to secure Congressional funding for his border wall after a few days.
  • April 25th, 2017: Trump gives a speech at     a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, and demonstrates he cannot pronounce the word “Nazis”.
       
    On Twitter, he insists that contrary to reports, he is not giving up on trying to get funding for his border wall.
  • April 26th, 2017: After the Ninth Circuit Court upholds the block on Trump’s second Muslim ban, he goes on a Tweetstorm against the judiciary, talking about splitting the court up, and promises he’ll see them at the Supreme Court.
       
    Trump also releases his proposed tax plan, and it’s short on details. Like literally, it’s a one-page plan, so you know Donald worked hard on it.
  • April 27th, 2017: Trump goes on Twitter to say that he won’t be backing out of NAFTA, but will “renegotiate” it with the leaders of Canada and     Mexico.
       
    In Sean Spicer’s daily press briefing, he tries blaming the Obama administration for Michael Flynn’s crimes. Even though they     dismissed him from his post and took away his national security clearance,     and Trump gave it back.
  • April 28th, 2017: Trump becomes the first president since Ronald Reagan to speak at the NRA conv
  • ention, and tells them they “have a friend in the White House”.
  • April 29th, 2017: Trump holds his rally in Pennsylvania during the White House Correspondents Dinner, while seething on Twitter that “FAKE media” reports don’t give him enough credit for what he’s done in his first 100 days in office. He claims it is a record-breaking crowd, even though there are empty seats filmed in several parts of the arena, which would then, by logic, to have never sold out in its history (it has). Trump makes a pleasant phone call to Rodrigo Duterte, the dictator running the Philippines, praises his killing of suspects in his “war on drugs”, and then reveals the classified location of U.S. Nuclear submarines in international waters because… well, he’s an idiot.

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Absolutely frightening. I’d like to remind everyone that this candidate also wants to make it easier to sue journalists for “libel” if they are critical of political leaders, says he’d make his White House staff sign non-disclosure statements so they couldn’t reveal information about him or his Administration, and recently told Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington Post that he would make other countries respect America and make Americans respect him “through the aura of personality”.

Yet, this intolerant person who is espousing hate and wants to use tyrannical, dictatorial actions to govern the country is still the leading Republican candidate for President of the United States and has won millions of votes from Americans. Take away all of the horrible things that Trump has said and ignore all of his foolish and harmful policies and you still have a notoriously insecure man who has built a cult (“aura”) of personality and wants to use that to govern. This is a dangerous person and his supporters are either dangerously gullible, ignorant, or outright in favor of electing a tyrant. This stopped being funny a long time ago; now, it is a genuine threat to our nation’s well-being. Donald Trump must be stopped.