Trump’s Absurd Tweets Hit A New High Water Mark

We Took A Screen Grab Of This One, Because We Knew Eventually He’d Have To Fix It (And He Eventually Did):



Still, the original version says so much. (Now excuse us while we pore ourselves a Diet Coke.)

So does this: where he attacks an iconic U.S. company for making a business decision. And threatens to throw his administration’s muscle behind foreign competitors:


Also, you may notice he theorizes Harley buyers are so angry at the company’s lack of obeisance to Trump that “sales are down 7% in 2017”. Except Harley didn’t announce they’d “defy” Trump as a result of his tariffs until just a few days ago: in the middle of 2018. So unless all Harley buyers are psychic..

Trump also takes full credit for the U.S. not currently being at war with North Korea (which upon reflection, in a way is true): “If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!

But we think there might’ve been a reason for this unusually heavy barrage of outrageous Tweets. As usual, a distraction from other stuff going on.  That’s why we don’t buy it when the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey Tweets that Trump staffers say the President’s so tied up with his Supreme Court nominee and North Korea that he hasn’t had time to take any action about his EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, despite Pruitt’s seemingly never-ending trail of corruption. Based on his sundry assortment of Tweets alone, there’s plenty of evidence Trump’s got plenty of time to dwell on other things.

And there’s also a little matter of a Senate Intelligence Committee report contradicting virtually everything Trump has to say about Russia.



This Is Not The “Deep State”. This Is Not “Hysterical Democrats”. This Is Not “Fake News”.


This is the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee issuing a report (conveniently for Trump the day before Independence Day, when it won’t get as much coverage as it normally would; inconveniently shortly before Trump’s due to meet with Putin), unequivocally supporting intelligence reports that Russia:

  1. Interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  2. Did so with a clear intent to favor Trump.

Both things Trump denies. Both things which could account for the President’s wide-ranging and ludicrous Tweets–even by his standards.

While the findings themselves are not new, the fact that the entire Committee: 8 Republicans and 7 Democrats speak in support is highly significant. The Committee also said since they’d started looking into it, further details have come out to “bolster the assessment”.

Specifically that:

“Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency.”
And that “Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference” for Trump.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that when Trump sits with Putin next week, at least part of the meeting will be strictly one-on-one without any aides present. This is highly unusual: even in the most intimate of conversations the Secretary of State or National Security Adviser, or Ambassador is normally present. Why? Because it’s important to have a witness. For both sides. Any good negotiator knows that.



This One Is Easy…


The Trump Administration’s decision to reverse policy and stop urging U.S. colleges and universities take race into account in admissions to try to diversify classrooms and campuses, will do nothing to alter notoriously opaque decision-making at top schools.

What it’ll mean however, is a lot of white kids who don’t get in will now sue.