Last week, the Trump administration announced to the world that it was sending the USS Carl Vinson, a $6.2 billion aircraft carrier, to the Korean peninsula as a show of force. The presence of the USS Carl Vinson, according to sources, would deter North Korean "supreme leader" Kim Jong Un from testing nuclear weapons in defiance of international law. Trump himself claimed that … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Apparently Loses Track of $6.2B Aircraft Carrier
Donald Trump is a man obsessed with polls. This makes sense, as most polls are easy to easy to read and do not require an attention span beyond that held by your typical first grader. Also, poll results are often displayed in colorful charts and graphs, and use short words, all of which we assume are greatly appreciated by Mr. Trump. Despite his affinity for polls, polls … [Read more...] about Trump Takes Serious Beating In Newest Poll
Congress has been on recess for more than a week now, allowing members of the House and Senate to return to their home communities and hear the voices of their constituents in person. Or, at least, that is what members of Congress are supposed to be doing while away from Washington. Restore Progress recently reported on a number of Republicans, in both the House and the … [Read more...] about Snubbing Constituents, Ryan Spends Recess Groveling For Money
As previously reported by Restore Progress, a number of lawsuits have been filed against Donald Trump for inciting violence at his campaign rallies. The lawsuits, filed by victims of violence at the rallies, allege that Trump's orders to "Get them out!" incited Trump supporters to assault the victims - in some cases, causing serious injury. Trump has denied the accusations, … [Read more...] about Trump Rally Assaulter: I Acted On Trump’s Orders
With his new found fondness for military strikes and foreign intervention, Donald Trump has seemingly abandoned the America First isolationist policy promised by his campaign. This shift has already rattled his base, whose support for Trump was viewed by many as an explicit rejection of the hawkish, neo-conservative policies of past Republican administrations. Now that Trump … [Read more...] about Trump Morphing Into George W. Bush. Just One Difference: Racism.
Donald Trump ran his campaign on an isolationist, America first platform. He promised to keep America out of foreign wars, to rebuild American infrastructure, to play hardball with China, to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, and to place the needs of everyday Americans above those of "globalists" - a loaded term that many view as a nod to certain alt-right, white … [Read more...] about Trump’s Base Furious As Campaign Promises Broken
With the missile strikes in Syria, the ongoing investigations into Trump's Russia connections, a possible White House staff shakeup, and the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch (among other happenings), it was been a busy in Washington. Given all that is going on, it is perhaps unsurprising that Donald Trump has been able to quietly pursue a number of initiatives outside the … [Read more...] about Trump Quietly Assembling Massive Deportation Force
The long simmering feud between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner has been the talk of Washington for the past week. With Kushner being given greater and greater responsibilities by Trump, and with Bannon first being booted from the national security council, and then losing the ear of Trump on Syria and other foreign affairs, it is clear that Kushner got the upper hand in the … [Read more...] about Things Are Not Looking Good For A Certain White Nationalist.