Trump is completely falling apart
“In some ways, Trump would rather have people calling him racist than say he backed down the minute he was wrong,” one adviser to the White House said on Wednesday about Charlottesville. “This may turn into the biggest mess of his presidency because he is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting.”
The president had grown tired of White House lawyers telling him what he could and could not do on the ban and numerous other issues such as labor regulations, said one informal White House adviser.
yup, keep ignoring those lawyers Trump. That’ll work out well for you….
He aggravated the GOP divide that has reemerged following his racially charged statements about the Charlottesville violence, attacking Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake for panning his response to the protests that left one Virginia woman dead.
and it is having consequences:
Taken together, the chaos of the week represents another low for Trump’s presidency, especially as he tries to revive efforts to repeal Obamacare, pass tax reform and push an infrastructure package, while also finding a congressional compromise that can avert a government shutdown and government default this fall. Trump can ill afford to lose the support of fellow Republicans, with the slim majority the party holds in the Senate.
And it’s not just lawmakers who are shunning Trump and his rhetoric. A steady flow of business leaders have also severed ties with the White House, prompting Trump to disband two advisory councils to stem the tide of defections. Even military leaders on the Joint Chiefs of Staff have taken stands, unequivocally stating that racism and hatred won’t be tolerated within the armed forces.
No one wants to be associated with this Moron Racist Ahole
The Cleveland Clinic and the American Cancer Society separately announced Thursday that they would not hold previously planned fundraising galas at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.
The decision comes amid increasing pressure on businesses to distance themselves from the Trump administration, especially after comments made by the president Tuesday that seemingly gave a boost to white nationalists. The Cleveland Clinic's CEO Toby Cosgrove was one of a slew of executives who decided Wednesday to disband a White House business advisory council.
It is not just business executives who are moving away from President Trump after his remarks about neo-Nazis, white supremacists and protesters. The dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, who will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, announced on Thursday that she will forgo the related reception at the White House.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s refusal to simply condemn the actions of white supremacists at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, business leaders, politicians, pundits, and many more have issued statements making it clear that racism can not be tolerated. But not everyone has called out the man who is emboldening white supremacists with his tacit approval. Apple CEO Tim Cook just did.
James Murdoch, the CEO of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), circulated an email which said that in the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., he would be making a $1 million donation to the Anti-Defamation League.
“[W]hat we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people,” Murdoch said in a note seen by Yahoo Finance.
Murdoch is the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the former Chairman and CEO of News Corporation and current Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News.
And his administration is a mess and unable to function
You know what this shows? That these people still can’t hold it together and are STILL at one another’s throats.
The uproar — which has consumed not only the White House but the Republican Party — left Kelly deeply frustrated and dismayed just over two weeks into his job, said people familiar with his thinking. The episode also underscored the difficult challenges that even a four-star general faces in instilling a sense of order around Trump, whose first instinct when cornered is to lash out, even self-destructively.
The GOP is paying a price for the shitshow they elected POTUS
Republicans worry that their candidates could pay in the 2018 midterms for the continued controversy over President Trump’s remarks on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Trump’s equivocation on how much blame should be put on white supremacist groups for the violence sets up a challenge that’s difficult for Republican candidates to avoid — and one that Democrats are eager to bring up.
So, some GOP are *finally* standing up to Trump!
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) encouraged President Trump on Thursday to part ways with embattled chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
King added his GOP voice to a chorus of calls for Bannon's firing that have mostly been from Democrats.
One Republican in an especially awkward spot is Sen. Tim Scott, of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate and one of only 10 black people ever to serve as a United States senator.
In an interview with VICE News on Thursday, he condemned the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville and questioned the president’s moral authority following the tragedy. “I’m not going to defend the indefensible…[Trump’s] comments on Monday were strong. His comments on Tuesday started erasing the comments that were strong. What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority. And that moral authority is compromised when Tuesday happened. There’s no question about that.”
Cuomo: "We contacted all 52 Republican GOP [senators], invited them on the show to get statements" on Trump's Charlottesville comments, but "they didn't want to do it"
This one is the most awesomest: Republican Sen. Bob Corker: Trump has not shown 'competence' needed to lead
"The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful — and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat,” the Chattanooga Republican said at a Rotary Club meeting in Chattanooga.
“He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation,” Corker told reporters following his luncheon address. “He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today. And he’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that. Without the things I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.”
“When they’re in the Capitol, they’re almost in a place of reverence. And I don’t think that we should revere what those guys stood for. I think the right side won the war,” Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) told The Hill in an interview.
Meanwhile Democrats are amazing
The main finding was that Democrats hold an enormous advantage in early candidate filings for the 2018 midterm elections. In particular, if we limit the analysis to the number of challengers to House incumbents who have filed for next year and have raised at least $5,000 — in an effort to narrow our sample to truly viable candidates — we see a record advantage for Democrats right now.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D), a Tennessee liberal, announced Thursday that he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump based on his defense of the white supremacists who participated in a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement.
Pelosi on Thursday urged Republicans to join her in supporting removal of the Confederate figures from the Capitol, lending new momentum to Booker's effort.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says he’s “disappointed” President Donald Trump wants to host a campaign-style rally in the city little more than a week after the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“Our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” Stanton wrote in a statement Wednesday. “It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit.”
The Washington Post noted the unprecedented nature of Stanton’s statement.
“It was hard to remember when, if ever, the mayor of a major city asked a sitting president to stay out of town lest he cause trouble,” the Post’s Fred Barbash wrote.
You know who else is amazing? The Resistance! Yup, us!
The public has filed over 20 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission over its plan to scrap the net neutrality rules.
It's a record for FCC comments and more than five times the number filed on the agency's previous net neutrality proposal in 2015. The comments on that plan held the prior record with nearly 4 million filed.
A new lawsuit is demanding public access to visitor logs for several agencies located in the White House complex and contends that the Secret Service is illegally turning those records over to White House officials not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
It is a simple statement so evocative that Hollywood has turned to it more than once for a movie ending that brims with solidarity and social meaning. Spike Lee gave the final moments of his 1992 “Malcolm X” biopic over to a montage of men, women and children saying the words, “I am Malcolm X.” The auteurs of the 2017 Netflix documentary “I Am Jane Doe” adopted the same concept for the title of the film exploring the role of online advertising in the sexual exploitation of girls.
In Durham, N.C. Thursday, a group of demonstrators channeled that concept — a collective representing one — to give that symbolic act timely, real-world meaning.
Scores of people lined up in front of the sheriff’s office Thursday to “confess” to vandalizing a Confederate statue that protesters pulled down from its pedestal earlier this week, a demonstration meant to raise concerns about the charges leveled against the alleged perpetrators.
And in local amazing great wonderful news: Carl Paladino removed from Buffalo School Board. You can google this Trump buddy POS on your own if you want. He is the WORST and he was on our school board but NO MORE!!! Local activists worked HARD for this outcome and it finally happened!!! YAY!!!!
Other Good News
Trump’s ghost writer says he believes that the fiery car crash that is this presidency has reached a crossroads where Trump himself will resign in order to get away from further humiliation and embarrassment
After the original domain — www.dailystormer.com — was discontinued on Monday, the site's owners attempted to register a domain in both China and Russia. The Chinese domain, www.dailystormer.wang, and the url from Russia, www.dailystormer.ru, were shut down just hours after being created. The site can only be access on the dark Web with a free anonymizing browser such as Tor. Content on the dark Web is not indexed by popular search engines such as Google.
An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found.
Children were given a probiotic, with a peanut protein, daily for 18 months.
When tested one month later, 80% could tolerate peanuts without any allergic symptoms and after four years, 70% of them were still able to eat peanuts without suffering any side-effects.
Mark Zuckerberg condemned the actions of white supremacists at last weekend's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., pledging to remove any threats of physical harm made on Facebook.
"With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely," the Facebook CEO wrote in a post on his Facebook page. "We won't always be perfect, but you have my commitment that we'll keep working to make Facebook a place where everyone can feel safe."
Some citizens are planning to dance and party in the face of hatred and fear mongering.
Checkout “The Mobile Dance Party Counter Rally“, to dance out fascism in the bay!
US: We bring a mobile, portable FM transmitter and broadcast as many bangin, cheesy, party pop dance athems as you can shake your amazing booty to.
YOU: Dress in your amazing colorful fabulous best AND bring a battery powered boom box. The more boomboxes the more music, the more counter-rally goodness. We’re talking a couple hundred happy people, with a soundsytem in everyone’s hands.
WE: We gather at the Marina Green to kind of get things sorted, get the mood/party started. Then make our way near to Crissy Field to have our own rally. THE POINT IS NOT TO INTERRUPT OR CONFRONT THE WHITE NATIONALIST RALLY, but to provide a nearby, better, inclusive, visible alternative.
Finally, I was really moved by the poem Hymn by Sherman Alexie. Check it out. If you want laughs instead, check out this article “AS YOUR DOCTOR, I AM PROTESTING THE REMOVAL OF YOUR TUMOR BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO ERASE YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY”