One question hanging over all this great reporting is why was the White House so concerned with trying to come up with something they thought would please Trump’s base?
"Not even the bleakest of pessimists could have anticipated that the first term of Donald Trump’s presidency would end just like this. But don’t pretend any of this is a surprise."
@AmbassadorRice , the former National Security Advisor to President Obama, tells @Lawrence that President Trump’s photo op in front of an Episcopal church was designed to “divide and inflame us for his political benefit.”
ANOTHER harrowing account from ANOTHER priest working outside St. John’s who says they were run off by tear gas, etc before Trump’s photo op. Ends with a defiant decree: “I am now a force to be reckoned with.”
This campaign ad is breathtaking. Its power comes from Trump’s own words. His false assurances made America’s health care crisis and economic collapse worse. Donald Trump cannot outrun his lies.
Delaying direct payments to vulnerable families just to print his name on the check is another shameful example of President Trump’s catastrophic failure to treat this crisis with the urgency it demands.
Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing. It puts our country and national security at even greater risk.