Trump has gone full-on delusional . . . now he’s claiming his poll numbers are beautiful

Last week Donald Trump continued down a path of implicating himself in impeachable crimes. During an interview with ABC News he admitted that he would take dirt on a political opponent from a hostile foreign government, which is against the law. He also falsely accused his White House counsel, Don McGahn, of committing perjury, which is obstruction of justice. And he’s asserting that he has secret agreements with North Korea and Mexico, which are illegal if not ratified by Congress.

Trump is nearly incapacitated by his fear of being held accountable for the crimes that he knows all too well he is guilty of. And this is causing him to become more desperate with each passing day. So now he is trying to find some comfort by cowering in the slimy warmth of the Trump-fluffing media that he relies on for emotional support. And they are cooperating by telling him he is beloved by the American people.

The only problem with that is that even their reassurances are pitifully weak. They come in the form of reports on polling of Trump’s approval. But those numbers are historically negative. Nevertheless, when they reach what are considered “highs” for Trump, he celebrates, even if they are dismally low in reality:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“The latest Polls find 51% of Americans approve of President Trump’s Job Performance. Last month a Democrat Pollster said President Trump’s approval rating has been the most steady of any President in history!” @OANN


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“With over a 50% Approval Rating at this point in his Presidency, analysts believe re-election in 2020 looks (very) promising!” @OANN Hey, we have accomplished more than any President in the first 2 1/2 years, WHY NOT?


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Despite the Greatest Presidential Harassment of all time by people that are very dishonest and want to destroy our Country, we are doing great in the Polls, even better than in 2016, and will be packed at the Tuesday Announcement Rally in Orlando, Florida. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!


Two of those tweets cite the One America News Network (OANN), a struggling conservative outfit that is trying to appeal to the right-wingers who think that Fox News is a bastion of liberal propaganda. Trump begins by saying that “The latest polls find 51% of Americans approve of President Trump’s Job Performance.” But there is only one poll that has ever had him that high. It’s the notoriously disreputable Rasmussen poll that Trump hypes on a fairly regular basis. But even Rasmussen shows that Trump cannot sustain that level of support.

Then Trump finds joy in a report that a Democratic pollster said that his polling has been historically steady. That’s actually true. It’s been steadily horrible. He has never cracked 50 percent by any credible pollster and currently resides in the low forties by most surveys. And the report that he’s referring to is not complimentary to him. Which may be why he didn’t link to it. It says essentially that he’s in a rut where no good news helps him and no bad news hurts. In other words, his cult is still a glassy-eyed horde of blind devotees, but everyone else hates him.

Finally, Trump claims that his current polling is “even better than in 2016.” That’s just another lie by the lyingest president in history. His approval ratings in 2016, if anything, were slightly higher than where they are now. But for the most part they’ve been, as he said above, steady. He has lost support among the working class, women, and minorities, and particularly in the states that gave him his electoral college victory.

Consequently, Trump is resorting to fear mongering. In another Saturday morning tweet Trump warned that “if anyone but me takes over in 2020…there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before.” That actually sounds more like a threat than a prediction. But it’s consistent with the malignant narcissism that is ravaging his diseased brain.

Fact check . . .

Let’s compare the BULLSHIT with the FACTS.

First, here’s the bullshit:

In one year Tariffs have rebuilt our Steel Industry – it is booming! We placed a 25% Tariff on “dumped” steel from China & other countries, and we now have a big and growing industry. We had to save Steel for our defense and auto industries, both of which are coming back strong!

Now, here are the facts.

U.S. Steel stock prices: 📉

• May 18, 2018: $36.46
• May 14, 2019: $15.13

Remember this . . .

Remember during all those Benghazi investigations when Obama blocked access to documents and refused to let Hillary testify?

Of course you don’t.

Obama handed over everything and Hillary sat for 11 hours straight, because they had nothing to hide and they aren’t whiny man-babies.

This may be the most fantastic lie Trump has told since his election

Courtesy of HuffPo:

President Donald Trump let fly a jaw-dropping lie in a chatty interview with CNBC Monday, saying that because of his get-tough trade war with China, the Asian nation’s economy has lost ″$15 to $20 trillion in value since the day I was elected.”

The Chinese economy is worth an estimated $13 trillion (it was $12.2 trillion in 2017, according to the World Bank). To wipe out 150% of China’s GDP would erase the country from the world economy and would be pretty ― incredible.

Contrary to Trump’s whopper, the Chinese economy has continued to expand over 6% a year since he was elected.

Jesus Christ!

This idiot just took credit for completely destroying the Chinese economy, and instead, it has really expanded by 6% a year since he was elected.

As far as lies go this is more than simply a whopper, this is pathological and demonstrates a mental incapacity of frightening proportions.

Former VA LtGov candidate “Bishop” E. W. Jackson says rainbow flag should be burned

Courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

Right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson used his most recent Sunday sermon to decry the rainbow flag as “an accursed thing” and rant that U.S. embassies that are flying them in honor of Pride Month are shaking their fists in the face of God. Jackson followed that up by dedicating nearly his entire “The Awakening” radio program on Monday to the same issue, declaring that “the rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag” and proclaiming that “we need to burn every rainbow flag in this nation.”
“I have a major problem with this,” said Jackson, who was the Republican Party nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2013 and unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2018. “I don’t want the gay flag being flown at our embassies any more than I want the Confederate flag being flown at our embassies. And there is a very simple reason: It does not represent the United States of America … As far as I am concerned, the rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag. That’s right, I said it and I mean it. The rainbow flag is no different than the Confederate flag in that sense. It is a flag that represents the interests of a special group and their own interests, not the interests of our country.”
“To me, it’s idiotic, it’s stupid,” he continued. “The only reason why it’s done is because these homosexual activists and radicals have so intimidated people throughout the culture, throughout the government, throughout the society that everybody thinks you’ve got to kowtow to them.”
“Flying some other flag to compete with the American flag is an insult because I have no relationship to that flag,” Jackson said. “Just as I have no relationship to the Confederate flag, I have no relationship to the rainbow flag … Don’t put it on public property because public property belongs to all of us and all of us aren’t down with that! In fact, most of us aren’t.”
“The idea that a man should be sexually attracted to another man is a lie, or that a woman should be attracted sexually to another woman is a lie,” Jackson concluded with disgust. “We need to burn every rainbow flag in this nation. Not we, but the LGBTQ community needs to burn it and renounce that mess and say, ‘Lord, forgive us for our sin and rebellion against you and bring us to the cross.’”

This asshole speaks for a consistently dwindling number of superstitious bigots hiding behind their religion to attack those they do not understand and condemn a love and joy they will never feel.

The Christian right lost their last shred of credibility when they rallied around the thrice-married, serial adulterer.

And now all they have to give them a sense of purpose is their hate .

 

“Bishop” E. W. Jackson; failed VA Republican LtGov candidate snarling at reporter’s question

Trump says he would accept foreign interference in our elections and would NOT inform the FBI

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump expressed a continued openness to accept information about his potential 2020 campaign opponents offered by foreign governments.

STEPHANOPOULOS: If in the next election someone from a foreign country offers you information, do you take it or do you call the FBI?TRUMP: I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, we have information on your opponent—oh. I think I’d want to hear it. […]

It’s not an interference, they have information—I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI. If I thought there was something wrong.

An argumentative Trump in fact repeatedly objected to Stephanopoulos’ suggestions that informing the FBI would be required if such information was offered.

STEPHANOPOULOS: The FBI Director says that’s what you have to do.TRUMP: The FBI Director is wrong.

 

Noose is tightening on the Trump Crime Family

Today is June 12, 2019.  In the past 24 hours:

  • Hope Hicks agreed to testify in spite of Trump’s attempts to silence her.
  • The House voted to hold McGahn and Barr in contempt.
  • The House voted to authorize Nadler to go to court to obtain grand jury materials and enforce subpoenas — in the face of Trump’s opposition.
A lot is happening and it’s not good for Trump.

In June 11 primary, Virginia Republicans chose batshit crazy rightwing nutters, thereby handing the General Assembly to Democrats.

In today’s Virginiia primary elections, in two crucial swing districts, Republican primary voters nominated the party’s most extreme candidates, setting them up to lose control of both General Assembly chambers this November.

Senate District 13: Republicans were competing to replace retiring bigot Dick Black, and they nominated his hand-chosen successor Geary Higgins over the more moderate candidate.  Higgins is so far out, he makes the certifiably insane Dick Black look almost sane.

Higgins ran an Ed Gillespie-style campaign focused on building Trump’s wall thousands of miles away — in a district Gillespie lost by 11 points.

Higgins will now face popular Democratic Delegate John Bell, a fundraising powerhouse.
Senator Tim Kaine won this district by 18 points and Governor Ralph Northam won by 11 points.

House District 28: Republicans abandoned Delegate Bob Thomas, who had called for a Georgia-style abortion ban, and found a candidate even more out of touch with reality. Their new nominee, Paul Milde, primaried incumbent Thomas because of his vote for Medicaid expansion. The path for Democrat Josh Cole just widened in this blue district. Senator Tim Kaine won this district by 12 points and Governor Ralph Northam won by 3 points.

Clearly the Party of Trump has taken control of Virginia’s GOP and will cost commonwealth Republicans control of the General Assembly this November. Republicans hold just a two-seat margin in each chamber. Paul Milde, Geary Higgins, and the extreme right wing of the Trump’s party just lost the GOP control of the General Assembly tonight.