Donald Trump Sr., president of the United States, tweeted on Monday, April Fool's Day 2019, that the U.S. Census report "would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together" if it doesn't ask about citizenship. read more
More than two-thirds of Republican questioning time at the Cohen hearing was spent attacking Cohen, not investigating charges. read more
Addressing U.S. allies at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the audience: "I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump." After five seconds of total silence, Pence soldiered on. read more
This is well worth another listen. It stunned American journalists when it was first broadcast in July 2017 for its non-hyperbolic, straight-from-the-shoulder assessment. It still amazes me that it was rendered less than six months into Trump's presidency and yet concisely summarizes what thinking commentators now universally conclude. Daring and accurate at the time; still as accurate today.
Of the many reports on Uhlmann's piece, I chose the link to the Daily KOS report because the Daily KOS added no comment or characterization to it and because it included a verbatim transcript.
Uhlman's penultimate sentence: "Some will cheer the decline of America, but I think we'll miss it when it's gone." read more
Intelligence officials briefing Trump daily are frustrated by Trump's ignorance and uninquisitiveness regarding world affairs and his indifference to the national security information they try to relate to him. read more