Speaking of the Trump administration . . .

I’ll just drop this here.

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

― Isaac Asimov

Geoffrey Beauregard Sessions needs to be reminded: Jesus was a refugee

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday asked for “God’s blessings” to help in the Trump administration’s effort to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

In a press conference on the U.S. border with Mexico, Sessions announced that the “Trump era” in immigration enforcement had begun.

“For those who continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned,” the Attorney General told reporters in Nogales, Arizona. “This is a new era. The lawlessness, the abdication of duty to enforce our laws and the catch and release policy of the past are over.”

“I took an oath to protect this country from all enemies,” he explained. “Now is the time for action, now is the time we will have results.”

Sessions concluded his remarks with a promise to “establish a system of immigration that we can be proud of.”

“God bless all of you who do this work,” he said, turning to the Border Patrol agents in attendance. “And we ask God’s blessings on the success of this effort to improve the lawlessness and safety of our country.”

 

So far, Trump has excelled at two things: Golf and vacations . . . all paid for by us taxpayers

Donald Trump famously has no major legislative accomplishments to speak of in his 80-some days as president, which has his aides pretty freaked out. But there is one place where he’s really shined: leisure time. The New York Times reports that he’s golfed 17 times thus far, eclipsing all three of his immediate predecessors. In fact, Bill Clinton had hit the links just three times in his first 12 weeks, whereas George W. Bush and Barack Obama hadn’t picked up a club by this time in their tenures.

Chart showing Trump has already golfed on 17 separate days.

Remember Trump all the way back in August of 2016: “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to play golf.” Uh-huh.

And then there was his 2015 claim:

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done […] I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

Close, but it’s a little more like, “I would rarely stay at the White House because I’m going to drain American taxpayers dry.”

Chart showing Trump

Mr. Trump has spent six of his 12 weekends as president flying to Mar-a-Lago, his exclusive resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Air Force One. He has not traveled to Camp David, which is about a 30-minute ride on Marine One from the White House and likely less expensive.

Likely A LOT less expensive. In fact, CNN reports that Trump’s “on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama’s travel spending in 1 year” alone.

To date, Trump has spent six weekends — and a total of 21 days — at Mar-A-Lago, his private Palm Beach club. The total estimated costs for those trips are around $21.6 million.
Obama, by contrast, spent just under $97 million on travel in his eight years as president, according to documents reviewed by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog. These trips included personal trips – including ski trips to Aspen and the Obama’s annual family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts — and work trips, like a visit to Everglades National Park on Earth Day in 2015.

Interestingly, Judicial Watch hasn’t been breaking any big headlines on Trump’s travel costs after being all about it during the Obama administration.

The Trump White House of Fools cannot even organize an Easter Egg Hunt

Donald Trump likes to be unpredictable. Take people by surprise. Do things on the spur of the moment. Trump seems to think this gives him an edge over military people who actually—what’s that word … plan. But there’s an upcoming event that involves challenging logistics, and is already running afoul of Trump’s do-it-on-the-fly attitude.

“It’s the single most high-profile event that takes place at the White House each year, and the White House and the first lady are judged on how well they put it on,” said Melinda Bates, who organized eight years of Easter Egg Rolls as director of the White House Visitors Office under President Bill Clinton.

There were several steps required to prepare for the event. First, someone needed to explain to Trump that this kind of egg roll doesn’t usually come with duck sauce. Second, they had to order the eggs—a step that, like most things Trump, required a flurry of last-minute confusion.

The staff of the company, based in Buckfield, Me., wondered whether the Trumps planned to continue distributing the wooden eggs as party favors, or whether they were even going to have a White House Easter Egg Roll at all.

As a result of bad planning, Trump’s egg-vent isn’t expected to measure up.

The late start in planning by the Trump White House points to a smaller and less ambitious Egg Roll than in previous years. There may be half as many guests, a fraction of the number of volunteers to manage the invasion of the South Lawn, and military bands in place of A-list entertainers like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel and Silentó who have performed for Egg Rolls past.

So … small crowd, badly organized event, and poor entertainment. Why does that seem so familiar?

Trump: Immature and stupid . . . with a lot of power . . . and that’s DANGEROUS for all of us

President Trump is prodding the world’s most paranoid military empire on Twitter.

Trump kicked off his Tuesday morning by firing off foreign policy tweets about North Korea, saying the communist country is “looking for trouble” and the United States will somehow “solve the problem.”

“I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!” Trump wrote in one tweet.

He added four minutes later: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-taunts-north-korea-twitter-u-s-solve-fight-article-1.3042846


I heard that Trump was using Twitter to provoke North Korea.

Couldn’t believe it was true.

It is true.

Whatever you thought was the “worse possible scenario” was for the Trump administration we are now there.

Trump + Twitter + Paranoid Homicidal Leader

Haven’t even reached the 100 day mark.

He is signing the tweets, “USA”.

Trump’s “First 100 days”

According to leaks from White House staffers, they were herded into conference rooms, divided into three groups, and told to come up with a list of success stories from Trump’s first 100 days in office.  They could not.  Some of them became angry at being treated like 5th graders.

Trump on his 15th golfing trip after 11 weeks in office

Courtesy of The Independent:

Donald Trump is taking his 15th golf trip in the 11 weeks since becoming President, as he spends another weekend at one of his own luxury resorts.

The President is coming off the back of a high-stakes summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has closed a sixth of his country’s golf courses since 2011 and will not play a sport which maintains a reputation for decadence and corruption in China.

But President Xi left the President’s luxury Mar-a-Lago resort on Friday night, and by Saturday morning Mr Trump was on the links at his International Golf Club in Florida, the White House press pool was informed.

 
By the way so far Trump has visited one of his properties on average about once every 2.8 days.