Note to Trump: SIT THE FUCK DOWN, AND, SHUT THE FUCK UP

Several people shot to death while worshiping in a synagogue.

And the only thing the asshole who thinks he is president can say is:  If people in the synagogue had been armed, they could have stopped this.

When Trump dies, I will not go piss on his grave . . . I don’t like standing in line.

We have now entered Never-NeverLand — Trump supporter explains how Clinton, Obama sent bombs to themselves

On Friday at President Donald Trump’s rally in Charlotte, NC, one of his supporters failed to believe the news about serious bomb threats sent to CNN and Democrats.

Arvil Runyon, an older white man, said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton most likely mailed the bombs to themselves.

“You don’t think [Cesar Sayoc] actually sent the bombs?” a reporter asked.

“No, probably not,” Runyon said. “They probably had it done. They may have paid him to do it.”

“What would be the upside of that?” the reporter asked.

“Trying to bring people over to their side,” he said suggesting that they wanted to turn people against Trump.

Watch the video here.

No doubt about it:  35% of the population has lost their minds.

A guy walks into a bar . . .

A guy looking for a fight goes into a biker bar and says in a loud voice: “Donald Trump is an аsshole!”

So the biggest, meanest, ugliest biker in the bar gets up off his barstool and comes over and gets in the man’s face and says “You better watch what you say around here!”

“Why?” the man says, “Are you a Trump supporter?”

“No” says the biker, “I’m an аsshole!”

Yes, we should be worried about a caravan . . . but not the one from Central America

It turns out that the caravan Americans should be worried about is already here. It is the white van that MAGA Bomber Cesar Sayoc was driving. Fortunately, federal authorities were able to arrest and charge him with sending explosive devices to the homes and offices of many of President Donald Trump’s top opponents, to two former Presidents, and to two former intelligence officials, care of CNN’s New York offices.

In a bid to whip up the enthusiasm of the Republican base with the midterm elections looming, Trump has tried to paint a march of protesting people traveling through Mexico, who are weeks away from the US border, as an imminent threat to America’s safety. But his narrative was interrupted rudely this week by a much more tangible threat — the discovery of explosive devices sent from inside the US homeland.
Although it will probably take some time before the FBI can prove whether Sayoc acted alone, the arrest is a troubling reminder of the ways in which the President’s toxic political ideas have become sources of inspiration for extremist individuals and organizations — even those who want to commit violence.
With all the attention that the President has devoted in the past few weeks to the allegedly dangerous people who are part of the movement of immigrants seeking safety within our borders, a real concern for the country should be the potential for violent domestic political extremism to flare among people who live here and who perceive themselves to have an ally in the White House.
Domestic political violence in the United States is no joking matter. We have a long history of seeing people take up arms to prove their political point. From assassinations of presidents and other elected officials, to the murder of movement activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. to the violence committed against African-Americans in the Jim Crow South, to the white nationalists who blew up the federal government building in Oklahoma in 1995, we are a country that seen its share of these awful acts. There is good reason that many political observers keep warning President Trump and other elected officials not to play around with these ideas for electoral gain, for once they are unleashed, they become impossible to control.
However, the President has never taken this risk seriously. It is one thing to be extremely partisan but another to use dog whistles with violent organizations and to actually endorse the use of violence. The nation has seen different variations of Trump’s tendencies since he took office. Of course, one of the most defining moments of his presidency occurred after the violent marches in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, when he refused to come down hard on the neo-Nazis who entered the college town seeking to stir up racist and anti-Semitic sentiment.
After his barn-storming rallies or tweets where he continued to shock and awe by going well beyond the boundaries of legitimate presidential discourse, Trump brushed back critics who warned that in the wrong hands his blistering words could end up inciting real violence. We saw this recently when he made light of Montana’s Greg Gianforte having body slammed a journalist. “Any guy that can do a body slam, that’s my kind of guy,” the President said. Even in his tweet on Friday morning, he tweeted about the “Bomb stuff” that he suggested was distracting the public from the Republican rebound in the midterm elections.
Presidents have immense power. One of their greatest strengths is that their words have an impact on the national discourse unlike almost any other figure. Trump isn’t simply a reality television star anymore. When the President does something like retweet the image of himself knocking down a person with a CNN logo for a head, or when he says that members of his own cabinet are virtually guilty of “treason,” he sends out a dangerous message. While it is vital to remember that the President is not guilty of criminal actions committed in his name, the President is responsible for making statements that openly encourage this kind of behavior.
This week, the country learned just how that might play out on the ground in the hands of an unstable individual.
It is likely that the President won’t take much of a break in his rhetoric. On Friday, he said that he thinks he’s been “toned down,” while warning, “I think I could really tone it up” given how “extremely unfair” the media has been to him. He will try to turn this to his advantage by suddenly becoming the champion of law and order while quickly focusing again on the refugees who he says are about to invade our borders. But really, the dangerous caravan was being driven by a violent person, brandishing Trump regalia, who seems to have been on a mission to Make America Great the only way that he knew how.

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Investigation shows how Trump family lies to investors, walks away with all their cash

A massive new investigation by Pro Publica reveals President Donald Trump and his children engage in systematic deceit to lure investors to its building projects — and then still walks away with fistfuls of cash even when the projects collapse.

One particularly illustrative example of the Trump family’s business practices is the Trump Ocean Club Panama, which formally evicted the Trump Organization earlier this year and ripped Trump’s name off its sign.

For starters, Pro Publica notes, Ivanka Trump pitched investors on the project by blatantly lying about the number of units that had already been sold. In fact, Ivanka even claimed to have personally sold 40 units herself, although it was unlikely that she had even sold one.

She also told a journalist at one point that 90 percent of the units in the building had already been sold — even though this wasn’t even close to being true.

“Not only were the Panama sales figures inflated, but many ‘purchases’ turned out to be an illusion,” Pro Publica write. “Given that the ‘buyers’ were often shadowy shell companies or other paper entities, it was nearly impossible to discern who the actual purchasers were, let alone why they backed out.”

Even more damning is the way that the family managed to make millions on the Panama project even after it failed. According to Pro Publica, the Trumps often claim to not be deeply involved in many deals such as the Panama hotel, as they claim that they only engage in licensing agreements in which they have little control over how their projects are carried out.

It turns out, however, that the Trump family has deep involvement in these kinds of projects, which is how they manage to make money off them even when they go belly up.

“Trump licensed his name for an initial fee of $1 million… but that was just the beginning of the revenue streams, a lengthy and varied assortment that granted him a piece of everything from sales of apartment units to a cut of minibar sales, and was notable for the myriad ways in which both success and failure triggered payments to him,” the publication writes. “Consider the final accounting: In the wake of the project’s bankruptcy, a 50 percent default rate and his company’s expulsion from managing the hotel, Donald Trump walked away with between $30 million and $55 million.”

Read the entire report here.

Trump says not his fault when GOP loses House in November

President Donald Trump has been hitting the road campaigning for the midterms. However, in an AP interview, Trump said he would not take responsibility if the GOP loses the House.

Trump said he believes he is helping his party.

“I don’t believe anybody has ever had this kind of impact,” the president said. Yet, when it comes to the results, he absolves himself from any responsibility.

He suggested that Republicans will “do well” but mentioned that voters won’t show up because he is not on the ballot. During his rallies, Trump has said that a vote for Republicans is a vote for him, but the message doesn’t seem to be having an impact with his supporters.

Trump has also followed the campaign recommendations by former White House aide Steve Bannon, who urged the president and the GOP to forget about female voters because they’ll never win them anyway.

If Democrats win the House they could initiate investigations or the impeachment process. Even still, Trump said he would “handle it very well.”

Democrats are currently ahead in the generic ballot against Republicans, but several individual House races show Republicans, even in red states, are falling short.

That’s Trump doing what he does best:  Avoiding responsibility for his actions.

Trump candidate says cops are “thug criminals” because cops support his opponent

The political newcomer nominated by Republicans for an open congressional seat was revealed to have a past completely different than what President Donald Trump claimed when he flew to Topeka earlier this month to campaign, McClatchy DC reported Monday.

On October 6, President Donald Trump flew to Topeka to campaign for Sunflower State Republicans, including congressional nominee Steve Watkins.

During a feisty campaign speech, Trump claimed, “Republicans stand proudly with the brave men and women of ICE, border patrol, and law enforcement.”

“And we need law enforcement … these are great people,” Trump argued. “A vote for Republicans is a vote … to respect our borders, respect our constitution, and respect the heroes of law enforcement, and that’s what they are. They’re our heroes.”

But McClatchy DC found old Facebook interactions by Watkins, the GOP nominee in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, disparaging law enforcement.

One post Watkins liked called two law enforcement officers “thug criminals” while offering no pity that “their world is about to come down around them.”

Another referred to police officers as “racist.”

Watkins is facing Democrat Paul Davis in the November election.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is the largest law enforcement organization in Kansas, with 3,400 members.

“We’ve known Paul for years, and we are proud to support his campaign for Congress,” said FOP President Blaine Dryden. “Paul has always supported the priorities of Kansas law enforcement. We trust him to advocate for policies that protect our communities and to fight for the resources our officers need to do their jobs.”

“Paul Davis knows Kansas, and he has an exemplary record of supporting public safety,” said Cherokee County Sheriff and past Kansas Sheriff of the Year Paul Groves. “I know we can count him to keep Kansas safe as a member of Congress.”

When Trump introduced Watkins at the Topeka rally, he referred to him as a “terrific Republican candidate” and added, “I need him in Washington.”

Meanwhile, there’s this:

 

The proof is here: TRUMP IS A FRAUD, A LIAR, AND A CROOK.

Remember how then-candidate Donald Trump talked about how the “system is rigged”? He really knew what he was talking about.

In breathtaking detail and with exacting precision, The New York Times has confirmed that for much of his life, though he claimed to be a brilliant businessman, Trump was benefiting from a rigged system, which his family manipulated to transfer enormous wealth from his father to him.
This truth, long suspected by those who have peered into Trump’s finances, included questionable and potentially fraudulent practices that were used so the Trump clan could avoid paying the kind of taxes ordinary people pay every day.
Trump’s lawyer vehemently denies the allegations against his client, telling the Times they are “100% false, and highly defamatory.”
And yet, the Times story is quite persuasive. According to the Times, by age 3, Trump was receiving $200,000 per year in today’s dollars from his father’s operations. By 8, he was a millionaire. And his wealth only grew from there.
Talk about rigged.
Overall, the picture the Times paints comports with much that could be surmised about the family over the years. By the 1960s, his father, Fred, was one of the wealthiest men in New York. His financial prowess backed his son’s first big project, a hotel renovation at Grand Central Terminal, and his signature Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Although the back story about the hotel project and Trump Tower were well established, the facts assembled by the Times show Donald Trump used deception, not just in carrying out those projects, but throughout the course of his career.
The Times notes he profited from his father’s largess to the tune of more than $400 million. Much of this money was given to him though business entities, trusts and employment schemes that permitted him to accept multiple salaries at the same time.
This manipulation included schemes that made Trump into his father’s employee, landlord, property manager and lender. One example, according to the Times, was Fred Trump’s development of Beach Haven Apartments. After building the sprawling complex with federal loans, he made his children the landlords — creating a stream of income that grew over decades.
But Beach Haven was just one of scores of schemes that Fred Trump devised, and his son was complicit in. In one key passage of the Times report, the authors explain that Fred and his wife, Mary, paid a little more than $52 million in taxes on payments of $1 billion given to their children. Under the law, though, they should have paid 55% tax on gifts — a figure that $52 million doesn’t even come close to.
The evidence the Times explored as this financial X-ray was assembled included more than 100,000 pages of documents. The data gleaned from these papers, some of which came from tax returns, show how nearly 300 streams of revenues, including receipts from coin laundries in apartment buildings, were funneled to the man who would eventually become president.
All the evidence gathered by the Times conflicts directly with the message Trump has long promoted. From his early days in Manhattan, when he marketed himself as a young tycoon, Trump insisted he had succeeded on the basis of his own ingenuity, creativity and grit.
This myth is the chief takeaway from his famous best-selling book, “The Art of the Deal,” and it was the backdrop for the development of his TV show “The Apprentice.” In the opening montage for the program, he falsely declared he was “the largest real estate developer in New York, by far.” Real estate insiders, of course, knew this claim was rubbish.
Not surprisingly, much of Trump’s rhetoric was seen as hyperbole in the service of a public image that was playful and ridiculous. However, once his business acumen became one of the pillars of his presidential campaign, it became fair game for intense examination. Trump has impeded the process by refusing to honor the tradition of releasing his tax returns. However, with impressive legwork and number-crunching, the Times has made the picture much less opaque.
Tax experts suggested to the paper that while some of the finagling done by Trump and his family was legal, they have doubts about other aspects of their strategy. The dicey aspects of all this maneuvering could explain why businessman Trump and now President Trump worked so hard to keep secret the details of his business life.
The wall of secrecy has now been breached, and what lies behind it seems to be proof that, at the very least, the reputation Trump claimed was a fraud all along.  But most of us knew that already.  Only the halfwit goobers who voted for him and who attend his rallies are still dumb enough to believe in him.

We now are at the end game . . . but it’s not too late

Watching Brett Kavanaugh yesterday undertake a masterful performance for one person – and one person only – while he sat, being “questioned” (if you can call it that) by the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, something I’ve known to be true for quite awhile was brought into stark contrast. Not just about Mr. Kavanaugh, but about the Republican Party; about “conservatism” and partisan rancor; about the motivations behind everyone from Lindsey Graham to Jeff Flake; about where our country is headed; and where we go from here.

Conservatism is dead. It was always a shell game; hawked by the few people who truly benefit from a system like that (hence the incredible astroturfing undertaken by people like the Koch Brothers). People like John Boehner and Paul Ryan thought they could harness the resentment they were feeding without consequence.

But as many of us could’ve told them, the bill always – ALWAYS – comes due. And the consequence was Donald Trump, who has done more than anyone to destroy conservatism and expose it as a meaningless ideology custom-built to serve only a select few. Donald Trump, as we know, has no principles beyond himself. If Trump thought that getting on TV tonight and saying he’s for vociferously standing up for the proletariat in their struggle against the bourgeoisie would benefit him personally and trigger some libs, he’d do it in a heartbeat.

But that’s okay, because the fact is that Republicans never really believed any of their supposed ideals about small government, respect for citizen privacy, individual responsibility, or personal freedom. Oh, sure, there were a lot of people who truly did believe in those things, but they were always ruthlessly kneecapped by the Republican Party elite if they got too powerful, were simply kept around in a ceremonial role to give the impression anything they said or believed mattered, or were told that all of the actual things the Republican Party did were bad. Sure, but what were you gonna do? Vote for a Democrat? Hahahahahahaha!

This is why George W. Bush whipped votes for Kavanaugh yesterday, and why Jeff Flake voted yes. This is why they’ll allow Kavanaugh to lie to their faces, and why they’ll ignore Dr. Ford’s powerful testimony. It’s because the traditions and institutions our country was founded on, the intent of the Founders, all the b.s. they’ve said over the years, only mattered insofar as it benefited them. Once it became a liability, it was jettisoned without a second thought.

Republicans understand their inability to win elections without unlimited dark money, gerrymandering and voter suppression. They know that Trump’s election in 2016 was a fluke which won’t ever be able to be replicated again. That is fine with them, as they hate Trump almost as much as they do anyone else, and him being toast is a good thing as far as they’re concerned. They know that the progressive ideals we’re fighting for are widely popular amongst the vast majority of Americans; so much so that it’s not even left-wing ideals we’re fighting for, but the new American center, where the vast majority of the country lives.

Republicans know they’ve squandered and seriously endangered not just the future of our country, but of humanity itself. Today the Trump administration quietly released a report that says they’re planning on a possible 7-degree fahrenheit warming of the planet by 2100 – and that there’s nothing we can do about it, so, fuck it – let’s go all in and repeal the entire EPA.

They know that they, their political ideology, and the people who make them up are in danger of losing power forever.

And this is the endgame. Leave a couple of partisan, activist judges on the Supreme Court as a “delaying action”, while they raid the Treasury, and set themselves up for the future as best they can at the expense of everyone else. Decry the mean old Democrats for being “mean,” ignoring the rancor and lies and personal attacks they love to whip up, to everyone from Max Cleland to John Kerry, John McCain to Barack Obama- and to any and every strong woman they encounter, from Anita Hill to Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. And, at its core, make the stark decision to refuse to put the people of our country over the needs of their own party.

These are the stakes, folks. The question is, what are you going to do about this situation?

We can save our state. We can save our country. We can save humanity. We can save our children’s futures. But it’s going to mean going all out, now. Not later. Right now. We’re at a seminal crossroads for our future, and we won’t get another opportunity to act like we have now.

So we’ve got to act; all of us. Now.

Before it’s too late.

Vote for Democrats.

I know trash when I see it. This is trash.

I know trash when I see it.  This is trash.

I grew up and lived most of my life in rural South Mississippi and rural East Tennessee.  I now live in rural Virginia.

I know good, decent people when I see them.  And I know trash when I see it.

The people in these two photos are trash.  They simply are trash.

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The photo above is Bristol Palin (second from right) and her fellow “stars” on some sort of “reality TV show” about women who got pregnant as single teenagers.

 

 

This is Willow Palin, Bristol’s younger sister, Sarah Palin’s third child.  She’s wearing her wedding dress.  The dress looks as though it’s made from a lace tablecloth she bought at WalMart.

 

Of course, when this is your mother — what should we expect?

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We warned you that Trump is an ignorant, low-intelligence, amoral buffoon . . . but you wouldn’t listen

Today’s New York Times (August 5, 2018) published an op-ed by an anonymous White House official that says what the rest of us already knew.

 

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

I would know. I am one of them.

To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.

In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.

The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.

The result is a two-track presidency.

Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.

Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.

On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.

This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.

Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.

We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.

There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.

The writer is a senior official in the Trump administration.

No comparison: John McCain — hero, statesman vs. Trump – slimy piece of shit

McCain’s daughter Meghan slaps the shit out of Trump . . . and he’s too stupid to understand

President Donald Trump may not have been welcome at the funeral services for departed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), but that did not stop his daughter from repeatedly taking thinly-veiled digs at the commander-in-chief.

Here are five quotes from Meghan McCain that were slams aimed directly at Trump:

“America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great”

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege.”

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold.”

“America has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”  (When she said this, the cathedral exploded in applause.)

“The America of John McCain is the America of Abraham Lincoln, of fulfilling the promise of the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and suffering greatly to see it through.”

This is why no one asks Trump to speak at funerals . . . because he makes it all about himself

The U.S. is one week into the memorial services for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and while Democrats and Republicans alike have publically delivered eulogies and tributes to the former war hero, President Donald Trump has been notable by his absence.

 While the Washington Post noted that Trump is considered by many to be a “pariah,” and believed to be left off the guest list for McCain’s funeral to make a political and personal point, Politico reports that Trump is often shunned when the focus of a gathering is someone other than him.

The reason? He can’t stop talking about himself.

 “When Barbara Bush was laid to rest in April, word went out that he was persona non grata. And now, as Senator John McCain lies in state in the Capitol rotunda before Saturday’s services at Washington’s National Cathedral, Trump has also been asked to stay home,” writes Politico’s Gwenda Blair. “There aren’t too many ways of snubbing a sitting president, but this is one of them and McCain, who planned every minute of his multi-day memorial, wasn’t going to miss the chance.”

According to Blair, McCain spared his mourners the prospect of the president making the funeral all about himself, if Trump’s history at memorials is any guide.

 Specifically, the way Trump conducted himself at a 1999 memorial following his father Fred’s death.
 With more than 650 people attending the service at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, Trump followed his three siblings paying tribute to their father by bragging about his own successes.

“When it came time to eulogize his father at the funeral, the focus shifted noticeably,” Blair writes. “He began by saying it was the toughest day of his own life. It was ironic, he said, that he’d learned of his father’s death right after reading a front-page story in the New York Times about the success of one of his own developments, Trump Place. He then enumerated all his other projects and said his father supported each one, and he finished by noting that on everything he’d ever done, Fred had known he would be able to pull it off.”

 “The funeral of Fred Trump wasn’t about Fred Trump; it was an opportunity to do some brand burnishing by Donald, for Donald,” she pointedly added. “Throughout his remarks, the first-person singular pronouns—I and me and mine—far outnumbered he and his. Even at his own father’s funeral, Donald Trump couldn’t cede the limelight.”

You can read more horror stories about Trump attending memorials here.

Trump’s allies fleeing him as he acts more and more like the cornered rat that he is

President Donald Trump has backed himself into a “tight, lonely corner” as his legal troubles continue to mount, Axios reported on Saturday.

 The report noted the public has turned against Trump, with 60 percent of Americans viewing the commander-in-chief unfavorably, while 63 percent support special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

“Tensions with staff run high as ever,” Axios’ Mike Allen explained. “He has never been close to many of his top staffers, and this is more true than ever.”

 Trump’s “allies are buckling” as longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with investigators

The report noted New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman reported on the dynamic as, “his aides say he is behaving as if he is cornered.”

 Amidst the White House chaos, Trump is still clinging to the hope that he could explain everything during an interview with special counsel investigators.

“The corner feels small, and he keeps being told the one big move he fantasizes about making — staring down Mueller under the bright lights, one on one — could destroy it all,” the report concluded.