Trump Damage Report – 10/10/2017
Today, Trump attacked Rex Tillerson, the NFL, Democrats, Jamele Hill, Senator Bob Corker, Congress, and the American Free Press. Distractions by aides, IQ tests, North Korea hacks, going rogue, and much more in your daily Trump Damage Report for Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.
- Trump administration aides lean on delays and distractions to manage Trump, hoping to distract him long enough with other things in order to keep him from his latest crazy idea, Politico reports. If you jingle your keys in front of his face, he’s apt to forget about praising authoritarian dictators for a brief moment.
- After being called a “f***ing moron” by Secretary of State Tillerson, Trump has proposed an “IQ test” faceoff with Tillerson, The Washington Post reports.
- Mensa has stepped forward and offered to serve as referee. Literally all of us know that Trump is not going to engage in an IQ test, or any measure of his intelligence. We would discover in short order that he is in fact, immensely deficient, and has an “intellectual deficiency”.
- Momentary Trump mouthpiece, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now says that the Trump IQ comment was a “joke”, The Hill reports. She also said “he has full confidence” in Tillerson. Full confidence means “on the way out” in Trumpspeak.
- After being stung by being called a moron, Trump now insists that NBC is “run by morons”, The Daily Beast reports. “I’m not a moron, YOU’RE a moron!” Excellent comeback, Donald.
- North Korea says that their hackers have stolen US-South Korea war plans, the BBC reports. Likely, if they were stolen, they were provided to North Korea courtesy of Russia. Putin owns Trump, and would like nothing more than to see the United States removed from the world order as a superpower.
- Trump threatened the NFL today, as well as Jemele Hill, The New York Times reports. Probably for the best, rather than him focusing on policy.
- Trump attacked Republican Senator Bob Corker’s height, The New York Times reports.
- Russia harvested American hate to reshape US politics, leading to the election of Trump, The New York Times reports.
- The RNC chairwoman says that Trump and Harvey Weinstein are not “comparable” because Trump “didn’t have women coming forward”, Business Insider reports. He did, though. He did.
- Trump has gone rogue, even by his own standards, CNN reports. “Trump orchestrated a cacophony of threats, offered dark warnings of military action, and waged bitter political feuds on multiple fronts”.
- The Trump administration’s case against birth control is a stunning distortion of science, Vox reports. They are using old, tired arguments that keeping birth control coverage in place leads to promiscuity.
- The workers who were featured in ads pushing Trump’s deficit-exploding tax plan won’t benefit from it, The Intercept reports.
- Trump’s Sekritairee of Edyoukayshon, Betsey DeVos, champions diploma mills that are deceiving taxpayers and vulnerable students, Mother Jones reports. Betsy has had no experience in education, apart from donating to privatization efforts.