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#1533668 --- 09/05/19 08:25 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/dan-rat...-is-ridiculous/

Dan Rather questions Trump’s mental state after Alabama debacle: ‘Mr. President — this is ridiculous’
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#1533669 --- 09/05/19 08:28 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/watch-m...ian-every-hour/

WATCH: Meteorologist proves Trump lied about ‘monitoring’ Hurricane Dorian ‘every hour’



A noted distinction with all his surrogates, they too must lie, offer misinformation, alter facts and as Trump, readily give this as if it were fact...WATCH, I can't wait, seeing that I watch very little TV nowadays, postings coming from a few here is just as entertaining.....My favorites "Build the wall" "Trump 2020" "Make America Great Again" It'sad that reality shows are their source of lifestyle.

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#1533670 --- 09/05/19 08:32 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Formermac]
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Trump’s ‘house of cards begins to fall’ if he admits he’s wrong: CNN’s Avlon explains president’s Alabama lie


On Thursday, CNN’s John Avlon laid into President Donald Trump for doctoring a hurricane map with a Sharpie to try to cover his mistaken claim that Dorian could hit Alabama.

“You know, it’s cool to be into crafts,” said Avlon. “And I think there’s no better place for it than the Oval Office when dealing with a deadly hurricane. What’s stunning is the president will go to almost any length to distort. Somebody doctored this map, folks. And the White House is not denying that’s the president. The additional problem? It’s technically illegal.”


“This is the emperor that is wearing no clothes,” continued Avlon. “The Washington Post had a great article with the headline, ‘Trump’s war on reality hits bizarre new terrain.’ The president’s war on reality continues every day. This is just a particularly buffoonish example of getting away with something and not apologize.”
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#1533683 --- 09/05/19 01:35 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/fox-new...-like-a-prince/

Fox News legal analyst predicts Republicans ‘will weep’ for allowing Trump to act like ‘a prince’


Fox News chief legal analyst Andrew Napolitano took aim at Congressional Republicans during his show Napolitano’s Chambers this Wednesday, accusing them of allowing President Trump to repeatedly violate the Constitution, paving the way for “tyranny” to rise.

Napolitano cited Trump’s redirection of funds intended for the military towards the construction of 175 miles of new barriers on the nearly 2,000-mile wall along the US-Mexico border.

“After Congress expressly declined to give him that money, Trump signed into law – rather than vetoed – the legislation that denied him the funds he sought and then spent the money anyway,” Napolitano said.

He also slammed Trump’s tariffs, referring to them as an “imposition of sales taxes,” adding that “these are taxes that only Congress can constitutionally authorize.”
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#1533684 --- 09/05/19 01:44 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/05/politics/alabama-dorian-donald-trump/index.html

Donald Trump's Alabama obsession reveals a very deep flaw


As Hurricane Dorian strengthened over the Atlantic and spun toward the Carolinas on Thursday, the President of the United States took to Twitter with a message for Americans.

"In the early days of the hurricane, when it was predicted that Dorian would go through Miami or West Palm Beach, even before it reached the Bahamas, certain models strongly suggested that Alabama & Georgia would be hit as it made its way through Florida & to the Gulf," tweeted Donald Trump. "Instead it turned North and went up the coast, where it continues now. In the one model through Florida, the Great State of Alabama would have been hit or grazed. In the path it took, no. Read my FULL FEMA statement. What I said was accurate! All Fake News in order to demean!"

Then, 90 minutes later, he added this:

"Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well. That's why they're the Fake News!"
Those tweets come less than 24 hours after Trump showed reporters gathered in the Oval Office an apparently altered NOAA map with a black half-circle added around Alabama that, he suggested, proved he was right all along that the state was under threat from Dorian. (Trump also shared an outdated hurricane projection map late Wednesday on Twitter to make this same point.)
"That was the original chart, and you see it was going to hit not only Florida but Georgia," Trump told reporters. "It took a right turn. And, ultimately, hopefully we're going to be lucky. It depends on what happens with South Carolina and North Carolina."
That claim is -- and always has been -- demonstrably false.

Trump's original tweet on Sunday said that, "In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!"

Following that tweet, the Birmingham branch of the National Weather Service tweeted out a clarification; "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian," the organization tweeted. "We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east."

The closest you can come to Trump telling the truth is this: CNN Weather meteorologists noted that one forecast last Friday afternoon showed one-tenth of one county in extreme southeast Alabama included in one hurricane model. ("I know that Alabama was in the original forecast," Trump said later Wednesday.)

What's remarkable -- and telling -- about the now days-long saga over Alabama and Hurricane Dorian isn't that Trump didn't tell the truth initially. Or even that he continued to double and triple down on the falsehood. Or that none of his senior aides, who presumably know the truth and how far Trump is from it here, are willing or able to do anything to modulate his behavior. (To be clear: All of these things are important and troubling. They're just not new.)

It's this: Trump is so obsessed with being right (or at least being perceived as being right by his supporters) that he blocks out any and all other responsibilities or duties as President to pursue that goal.

Even if Trump was totally accurate in describing the path of Dorian (and he wasn't), it still is absolutely irresponsible for the President of the United States to be litigating the question -- especially while other states are in direct danger.

No one -- not even Trump -- can argue that Alabama is a relevant part of the conversation about Dorian right now. No projection, no radar, no nothing now puts Alabama in a danger zone. (Narrator: It never was.)

The right/presidential thing to do here is let the whole Alabama thing lie. It's over. There are Americans in real and immediate danger in the Carolinas from tornadoes and flooding, as Trump tweeted this morning. And the people in North Carolina and South Carolina could care less about whether or not Alabama was in the target zone. (Reminder: It wasn't.)

But remember that Trump's Twitter feed is the best window into what he really thinks and feels. And he is choosing to focus on Alabama -- three times on Thursday morning! -- because he is absolutely fixated on being right. Being right takes precedence over literally everything else, including keeping the focus (his, the media's and the country's) on the Americans currently being threatened by a natural disaster.

This is all in keeping with the broader reality of how Trump views the presidency: Devoid of its longtime role as a leader (moral and otherwise) in the country and to the world. The ramifications of that absence are only being felt now. But they will linger well beyond Trump's presidency.



Edited by Ben444 (09/05/19 01:50 PM)
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#1533743 --- 09/07/19 01:52 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/hes-losing-trumps-advisers-increasingly-202200411.html

He's losing his s---': Trump's advisers are increasingly worried about his mental state following days of erratic behavior


President Donald Trump's aides and confidants are increasingly worried about his mental state after days of erratic behavior and wild outbursts.

"No one knows what to expect from him anymore," one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. "His mood changes from one minute to the next based on some headline or tweet, and the next thing you know his entire schedule gets tossed out the window because he's losing his s---."

Trump has spent the past several days fixated on his false claim that Alabama was going to be hit by Hurricane Dorian. He has also taken time to lob attacks at his perceived enemies, like the actress Debra Messing, former FBI Director James Comey, and the "LameStream media."

"He's deteriorating in plain sight," one Republican strategist who is in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday.

But one person who was close to Trump's legal team during the Russia investigation told Insider his public statements were "nothing compared to what he's like behind closed doors."

"He's like a bull seeing red," this person added. "There's just no getting through to him, and you can kiss your plans for the day goodbye because you're basically stuck looking after a 4-year-old now."
Trump often airs his grievances publicly, either on Twitter or while speaking with reporters, which means the world has an unprecedented window into the president's stream of consciousness.

For instance, on Labor Day weekend, as Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas and made its way to the US's mainland, Trump took breaks in between golfing to post more than 120 tweets.

In addition to updates on Hurricane Dorian and quote tweets of fawning praise of his presidency from Fox News, the subjects of Trump's tweets included:

Former FBI Director James Comey.

Four freshman Democratic congresswomen of color known as "the squad."

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

"Failing New York Times columnist Paul Krugman."

"Amazon Washington Post."

The "LameStream Media."

The liberal actress and activist Debra Messing.


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#1533744 --- 09/07/19 02:04 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/this-gu...-on-the-toilet/

‘This guy’s crazier than an outhouse rat’: Rick Wilson slams Trump for ‘rage-tweeting on the toilet’
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#1533745 --- 09/07/19 05:11 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/panic-button-gop-allies-trump-drain-c/20644/

Donald Trump’s GOP allies hit the panic button as he circles the drain


It’s always tough to tell if Donald Trump, on his increasingly rare lucid days, truly understands that he’s currently on track to get blown out in 2020 and then sent to prison. If he fully grasped this, you’d think he’d be trying to do something to turn things around, instead of screwing around with a Sharpie.

But whether Donald Trump understands how deep of a hole he’s in or not, his remaining allies appear to very much understand what a vulnerable position he’s in. To that end, they’re now trying to rig the 2020 Republican primary race in Trump’s favor – a sign of just how ugly they expect things to get for Trump if he goes through with seeking reelection.

There are now three fairly well-known Republicans either challenging, or talking about challenging, Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary race: Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, and Mark Sanford. Whatever you think of any of them, the mere fact that you’ve heard of them is a problem for Trump. In modern presidential elections, whenever an incumbent president has faced a primary challenge that got any amount media coverage, that president won the primary race but then went on to lose the general election. A vigorous primary challenge can rough up a weak incumbent to the point that the incumbent ends up limping into the general election, too busy licking his wounds to be able to deal effectively with the opponent from the other party.

To that end, Republican officials in a few states have decided to simply cancel their states’ Republican primaries and caucuses in 2020, according to CNN and other news outlets. We’ll see how the inevitable legal challenges shake out on this front. What stands out is that Donald Trump’s allies are trying to prevent a primary contest from even happening, for fear that even if Trump wins the nomination, the process will finish off what’s left of his viability.

To be clear, this move won’t help Donald Trump much. The 2020 Republican primary race will still play out in most states. And again, it’s not so much about who’s going to win, but how much damage the likes of Weld and Walsh can do to Trump in the process. Oh and by the way, if Trump isn’t on the 2020 Republican primary ballot in California because he hasn’t released his tax returns, that’ll hand a sizable early victory to whichever GOP challenger wins the state in his absence.
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#1533747 --- 09/07/19 07:41 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/house-c...-investigation/

House committee sets date for vote to move forward with Trump impeachment investigation
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#1533750 --- 09/07/19 10:54 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/the-par...ng-trumps-cult/

‘The party’s dead’: Conservative strategist passes judgment on GOP for giving up and joining Trump’s cult
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#1533751 --- 09/07/19 02:34 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trumps-...-impeached-aoc/

AOC: Trump’s use of Pentagon cash to prop up Scottish resort latest example of why he ‘must be impeached’
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#1533753 --- 09/07/19 03:25 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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The number of conservative people and organizations blasting Trump should soon become an avalanche.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trumps-...ditorial-board/

Trump’s trade war is a disaster — and the numbers prove it: WSJ editorial board


On Saturday, the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board blasted President Donald Trump for kneecapping the U.S. economy with an open-ended, sweeping trade war — and warned that the “trade uncertainty principle” is wiping out the economic gains of the previous few years.

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#1533754 --- 09/07/19 06:37 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/politics/mcconnell-middle-school-trump-border-wall/index.html

McConnell vows to protect Kentucky middle school from Trump's grab for wall funding


Regrettably, Democrat opposition to secure our borders has now led to the potential delay of certain Military Construction projects," the spokesman added in a statement. "We would not be in this situation if Democrats were serious about protecting our homeland and worked with us to provide the funding needed to secure our borders during our appropriations process."

In total, 127 domestic and overseas projects are being put on hold to help fund the wall that Trump initially promised would be paid for by Mexico.
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#1533755 --- 09/07/19 07:43 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/this-is...he-white-house/

‘This is a five-alarm fire’: CNN anchor goes of on the ‘Trumpster Fire’ in the White House
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#1533764 --- 09/09/19 01:48 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/vladimir-putin-taliban-trump-stunt/20690/

Turns out Vladimir Putin was behind Donald Trump’s Taliban stunt
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#1533766 --- 09/09/19 06:23 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/this-gu...-on-the-toilet/

‘This guy’s crazier than an outhouse rat’: Rick Wilson slams Trump for ‘rage-tweeting on the toilet’

Insane spectacle. Trump's unbalance spiraling by the moment.

Cowardly Cabinet. Cease your loathsome nut-hugging and display a modicum of testicular fortitude. Invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution NOW.

https://www.businessinsider.com/25th-amendment-how-can-you-remove-president-from-office-2017-3
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#1533772 --- 09/09/19 08:46 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Teonan]
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/...svn__UAy3Gdn6xQ

Someone’s Gotta Tell the Freakin’ Truth’: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence


More than two dozen current and former Liberty University officials describe a culture of fear and self-dealing at the largest Christian college in the world.
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#1533773 --- 09/09/19 08:48 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/1541373/

US scrambled to get a top spy out of Russia after Trump revealed highly classified info
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#1533774 --- 09/09/19 08:49 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/ex-cia-...d-intelligence/

Ex-CIA officer blasts Trump for compromising spy mission: ‘He doesn’t understand intelligence’
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#1533775 --- 09/09/19 08:56 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/deliber...on-from-russia/

‘Deliberate treachery’: Internet outraged at Trump’s mishandling of intel that led to US spy’s extraction from Russia
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