Saturday, August 11 — and the crazy just keeps on coming

Trump can’t get his useless border wall, so, he’s picking a fight with Canada

His wall on the Mexican border has not been built, but President Donald Trump is picking a second border dispute.

 According to the Washington Post, under Trump the U.S. State Department is getting aggressive with Canadians over an obscure and unpopulated island off the coast of Maine.

Machias Seal Island is 20-acre island 10 miles off the coast of Maine. The only people who reside there are Canadians that run a lighthouse. There are no trees on the windswept island.

But that has not stopped U.S. Border Patrol agents in speedboats who detaining Canadian lobster boats in an area where fisherman from both countries are supposed to be allowed to work. This is the first time in memory that such a thing has happened.

Capt. Andrew Patterson, who leads birding groups to the remote island, said there was an incident just after the G-7 summit in Quebec where Trump was rude to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

Amarosa wrote a tell-all book, not kind to Trump, here are five bonkers reports from the book

The tell-all book by former Donald Trump associate Omarosa Manigault contains a collection of claims that boggle the mind — yet remain plausible considering what Americans have come to learn about the former businessman who was voted into the Oval Office in 2016, reports The Daily Beast.

 According to the Beast’s Gideon Resnick, Omarosa claims in her book that Trump wanted to use his ghostwritten “Art of the Deal” instead of a Bible for his swearing-in — and that is just the tip of the Trump narcissism iceberg.

Among Omarosa’s anecdotes in her book, ‘Unhinged,’ due out on Tuesday:

Trump and his swearing in.

“He asked me, ‘Omarosa, what do you think about me getting sworn in on “The Art of the Deal?”’ Omarosa recalls in the book.

 “I said, ‘Instead of the Bible?’” she said she replied, before adding that Trump attempted to make his case by boasting his book was a “bestseller.”

“It’s the greatest business book of all time. It’s how I’m going to make great deals for the country. Just think how many copies I’d sell—maybe a commemorative inauguration copy?!” Trump reportedly replied.

Talking about sex in front of daughter Ivanka.

According to Manigualt, former Kiss frontman Gene Simmons leered and make sexual comments about Ivanka in front of Trump during an Apprentice taping. And Trump seemed to encourage him.

 “During one long break, Gene [Simmons] and Donald engaged in language so profane, it would have raised eyebrows in prison,” Omarosa wrote. “Donald asked Gene, ‘What do you think of Ivanka? How’s she doing?’ ”

“What followed was a vile exchange, right in front of Ivanka, with Gene Simmons talking about her in a room full of people. While leering openly at her breasts, he said, ‘She’s a very, very sexy, desirable young woman who I’m looking forward to getting to know much better if you know what I mean, with all due respect.’”

 According to Manigualt, Ivanka protested to her dad but to no avail.

“Everyone else in the room was shocked, not by Gene’s language (we knew he was a disgusting pig), but by Donald’s obvious delight in hearing it. He had complete control of the boardroom. He could have shut it down at any point. But he didn’t,” she recalled.

Trump freaked out when the Apprentice lost an Emmy to “The Great Race.”

According to Omarosa, Trump stormed out of the TV awards ceremony with wife Melania in tow, and snarled on his way out.

 “I saw him briefly as he was walking up the aisle to leave the auditorium, and he was livid. ‘We were robbed! They cheated us!’ he said in full voice. ‘I’m so pissed, Omarosa. They cheated us!’ and then he was gone,” she wrote.

Trump and staffers were ecstatic when presidential opponent Hillary Clinton fell ill during the campaign.

“Lara [Trump] and the others said things like ‘She’s sick! She’s not going to to make it to election night! She’s sick!’” Omarosa described.

 “They were gleeful that Clinton appeared to be gravely ill. Many people in Trumpworld believed that she was concealing a serious neurological medical condition — Parkinson’s was mentioned often. They thought that her untreated pneumonia might have been the cause of her collapse, but if you truly had pneumonia, why would you go visit your infant granddaughter? Many suspected there was an underlying condition as well,” she added.

Trump called his eldest son, Donald Trumpo Jr. a “f*ck-up.”

The president was infuriated when Don Jr. released details about his infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in 2016.

 “He is such a fuckup. He screwed up again, but this time, he’s screwing us all, big-time!” Trump reportedly raged.
You can read the whole report containing other juicy tidbits here.
Trump tariffs force US company into bankruptcy — Making America Great Again
A high-end PC case maker says it has been “forced into bankruptcy and liquidation” by tariffs introduced by Donald Trump.

CaseLabs, which makes custom towers for computers and has a high-profile following, including prominent YouTubers such as LinusTechTips, announced it would be permanently closing on Saturday.

The company, based in California, said tariffs had raised costs by almost 80 per cent and that “the default of a large account” had added to the issue.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pc-case-maker-caselabs-latest-news-bankrupt-liquidated-us-tariffs-a8487416.html

Don’t worry, Trump will bail them out as he did the farmers. Right?
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pc-case-maker-caselabs-latest-news-bankrupt-liquidated-us-tariffs-a8487416.html

Trump goes after Sessions — Again
President Donald Trump once again went after his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in a tweetstorm about what the media should really be focused on.

The President honed in on reports this week about communications between dossier author Christopher Steele and DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Trump declared, “I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life.”

But then he went after Sessions for not doing more to look into this, saying, “Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action.”

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-goes-after-jeff-sessions-again-scared-stiff-and-missing-in-action/