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Trump's Cabinet/Staff - Team of Terribles?
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Mike Pence Reply with quote

Oh Dear it seems like Mike Pence's god will have to come down and strike dead both Trump and Pence for being such horrid cretins.... Or some other karma will intervene to get rid of both of them in one go? I suppose we could hope for a miracle or karma to happen sooner rather than later? So why isn't Mike respecting the views of his youngest daughter which seem to be completely opposite to his because he said he did? Also why don't he and his wife drag themselves kicking and screaming into the the 21st century?super grin
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:43 pm    Post subject: New Ambassador Offends Entire Country Reply with quote

Trump’s New German Ambassador Offends Entire Country HOURS After Getting The Job
The Ring of Fire
Published on May 13, 2018
Starting a new job is never easy, and there’s always a period where the new hire makes a few mistakes. But in the case of the Trump administration, those rookie mistakes have major consequences for US foreign policy. Just hours after accepting the position as the new US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell sent a tweet that undermined the country that he is in charge of securing relations with. It isn’t easy to offend a whole country with a single tweet just a few hours after getting hired, but the Trump administration still managed to do it, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

https://youtu.be/odEHlsBWVqo


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: What a team!! Reply with quote

Trump Staffers Impersonate Each Other When They Leak

The most “prolific” White House leakers will impersonate each other so they won’t be suspected of leaking, according to Axios. The Daily Beast also confirmed the use of the tactic among leakers. “To cover my tracks, I usually pay attention to other staffers’ idioms and use that in my background quotes. That throws the scent off me,” one White House source told the site. Other leakers were quoted as saying they shared information with reporters as an easy way to settle scores within the White House, a way to act out on “personal vendettas,” and out of sheer frustration with the leadership. They also said there was a strategic element involved—whether it be getting an “accurate record of what’s really going on in the White House” out to the public, to “drive narrative,” or to give them an opportunity to win a policy debate. “By leaking the decision, the loser gets one last chance to kill it with blowback from the public, Congress or even the President,” a source said.

https://www.axios.com/trump-white-house-leakers-leak-about-leaking-dae05b8e-e792-41a7-bb74-c2756b542cd0.html?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Did Tillerson just take a veiled shot at Trump? Reply with quote

Did Tillerson just take a veiled shot at Trump?
CNN
Published on May 16, 2018
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to graduates of the Virginia Military Institute and promoted the values of truth and facts in American society, saying that when we "go wobbly on truth ... we go wobbly on America."

https://youtu.be/nkJ5-jspPd4



For the whole speech, if you have the time and patience (In fact, it's a pretty good speech - Trump could never make a speech like that, not in a million years!) :

PBS NewsHour
Published on May 16, 2018
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks at Virginia Military Institute's commencement ceremony.

https://youtu.be/GRtsnJhHEfk


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Rex Tillerson takes veiled shot at Trump's character Reply with quote

Rex Tillerson takes veiled shot at Trump's character
The president's former secretary of state warns that the U.S. has plunged into a "crisis of ethics and integrity ... among our leaders."
'Alternative realities' »

Rex Tillerson warns of 'integrity and ethics crisis' – but doesn't name Trump
Tom McCarthy, The Guardian 1 hour 36 minutes ago

Former secretary of state speaks at Virginia Military Institute and urges graduates to resist ‘leaders [who] seek to conceal the truth’

Rex Tillerson, the former secretary of state, warned on Wednesday that America had plunged into a “crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders” that could set the country down “a pathway to relinquishing our freedom”.

Tillerson, who was dismissed in March by Donald Trump, did not name the president. But his remarks, before a graduating class at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington were largely seen as directed at the Trump administration.

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson said.

“A responsibility of every American citizen to each other is to preserve and protect our freedom by recognizing what truth is and is not, what a fact is and is not, and to begin by holding ourselves accountable to truthfulness and demand our pursuit of America’s future be fact-based, not based on wishful thinking, not hoped-for outcomes made in shallow promises, but with a clear-eyed view of the facts as they are and guided by the truth that will set us free to seek solutions to our most daunting challenges.”

If we do not confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society, democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years Rex Tillerson

Trump has presented himself as a defender of the truth, having invented and popularized the phrase “fake news”, by which he means news that is bad for him.

But the president has been repeatedly exposed as an habitual liar prone to exaggerating the size of his crowds, his fortune and his popularity; given to denials of acquaintances, deals and relationships; and offering changing and contradictory descriptions of his own actions and motivations and those of people around him.

Tillerson’s address to the military school was scheduled before he was removed as secretary of state. Upon Tillerson’s departure, Trump praised him by saying: “I very much appreciate his commitment and his service and I wish him well. He’s a good man.”

But Trump admitted that he and Tillerson “disagreed on things”, including the Iran nuclear deal, which Tillerson wished to stay in, and the 2017 blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, which Tillerson criticized and Trump supported. “We were not really thinking the same,” Trump said.

Ironically, Tillerson was an early advocate of making diplomatic overtures to North Korea, prompting Trump to tweet last year, “he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man”.

Such clashes may have fed the concerns Tillerson aired on Wednesday, in a speech that warned that the United States must never take its “long-held allies for granted, both in trading relations and in national security matters”.

Tillerson’s most powerful theme, however, was the importance of standing up for the truth.

“When we as a people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth, even on what may seem the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America,” he said. “If we do not as Americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both the public and private sector, and regrettably at times into the nonprofit sector, then American democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years.”

Tillerson, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil, has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving government. His tenure as secretary of state was criticized for his perceived aloofness, his failure to fill rank-and-file jobs and his failure to maintain the alliances he touted in his speech.

In October 2017, Tillerson denied that he had considered resigning over a news report that he had called the president a “moron” – but he did not deny calling Trump that.

Tillerson was succeeded in the secretary of state job by Mike Pompeo, who ended Tillerson’s hiring freeze and said he wanted to give the department its “swagger” back.

In excerpts of a pep talk for staff, Pompeo said: “Swagger is not arrogance; it is not boastfulness, it is not ego. No, swagger is confidence; in one’s self, in one’s ideas. In our case, it is America’s essential rightness.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/rex-tillerson-warns-apos-integrity-202733140.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Tillerson Warns of Leaders Who ‘Seek to Conceal the Truth Reply with quote

NOT SO SUBTLE
Tillerson Warns of Leaders Who ‘Seek to Conceal the Truth’

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday warned of a “crisis of ethics and integrity” among leaders, in his first major public speech since he was booted from the White House in March. Speaking to graduates at the Virginia Military Institute, Tillerson appeared to take a few veiled jabs at President Trump, who apparently fired him via tweet. “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” he told the crowd. “When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth—even on what may seem the most trivial of matters—we go wobbly on America,” he said. Trump is frequently accused of bending the truth, with The Washington Post’s Fact Checker recording just over 3,000 false or misleading claims since he took office last year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-trump-aide-rex-tillerson-says-alternative-realities-are-a-threat-to-democracy/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:29 am    Post subject: EPA Imploding Under Weight Of Scott Pruitt Scandals Reply with quote

EPA Imploding Under Weight Of Scott Pruitt Scandals
MSNBC
Published on Jun 6, 2018
Two more top aides resign as the cartoonishly corrupt EPA administrator appears to admit using the power of his office to seek a Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife.

https://youtu.be/8t8KaG_YDFI



And Trump said he would "drain the swamp"??? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: The most terrible of them all? Reply with quote

Even Conservatives Are Ready For Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Go Away
The Ring of Fire
Published on Aug 11, 2018
This past weekend, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin with The Washington Post said that Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be blacklisted from working anywhere near the media once her time at the White House comes to an end. Rubin is not the first Republican to turn against Huckabee Sanders, as even some of the folks at Fox News have questioned her authenticity and credibility. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

https://youtu.be/zsDq9HNSzM0


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Omarosa Shocker Reply with quote

Satire from The Borowitz Report
Trump Says White House Is No Place for Lying Lowlife from Reality Show

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (The Borowitz Report)—Blasting his former colleague Omarosa Manigault, Donald J. Trump said on Monday that “the White House is no place for a lying lowlife from a reality show.”

“People were impressed by Omarosa because they saw her on a TV show,” Trump told reporters from his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. “Well, I’ve got news for you: being on a reality show does not qualify you to work in the government.”

Explaining why he considered her a “lowlife,” Trump said, “She’s rude, abrasive, and offensive. Having someone like that in the White House is an embarrassment to our country.”

But worst of all, Trump said, was Omarosa’s lying, which he called “constant.”

“She can’t go a day without lying, and what’s more, she’s narcissistic and paranoid,” he said. “A psycho like that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the Situation Room.”

Pronouncing himself pleased that Omarosa was no longer in his Administration, Trump concluded his scorching remarks by saying, “The sooner we can rid the White House of reality-show con artists, the better off the country will be.”

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-says-white-house-is-no-place-for-lying-lowlife-from-reality-show
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:13 am    Post subject: Giuliani and Omarosa Cause Problems for Trump Reply with quote

Rudy Giuliani and Omarosa Cause Problems for Trump: A Closer Look
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published on Aug 13, 2018
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's staffing decisions coming back to haunt him as his lawyers fumble their response to the Russia probe and his White House feuds with Omarosa.

https://youtu.be/5Aoa7B42GHk


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