Trump Impeachment Report (10-21-17)

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Even Trump’s supporters are starting to turn on him:

Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been historically and consistently low since he took the oath of office in January, but now, his own voters are losing faith and tweeting words to him that include the phrases “man-child,” “dictator,” and “evil.” New polls analyzing the temperature of American voters on both sides of the aisle are providing even more grim results for Trump’s approval rating today. CNN reports on a new poll that shows Trump’s approval rating is holding steady, but low, at 37 percent.

However, it is the flip side of that approval rating that is a problem for Trump, as support from his own party is declining steadily. Fifty-seven percent of American voters polled disapprove of the president’s job performance. Those numbers are confirmed by other polls that show Republicans overall are declining in approval of Donald Trump.

Billionaire is spending over $10 million to get Trump impeached:

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending what an Tom Steyeraide says is “well over $10 million” on a national TV ad campaign Friday calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

The campaign is a bid by Steyer — who has not ruled out a run for office himself — to “demand that elected officials take a stand” on an issue Democratic leaders have so far largely avoided.

“A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less. And today, people in Congress and his own administration know that this President is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” Steyer says in the ad, which largely features him speaking directly to the camera.

Army Vet: Why Trump Disrespects the Military

And that’s the point for Trump. For all his wealth and power, even after rising to the most powerful office in the world, there is one thing he lacks, and money can’t buy it: respect. Whether he is negotiating with fellow heads of state, global business leaders or the Manhattan elite who shunned the trust-fund rube from Queens, Trump yearns for the kind of esteem enjoyed by the most respected institution of a country that increasingly lacks respect for institutions. The ridicule he chafes at from Twitter, cable news and even his own party gnaws at him. But, in his mind, if he surrounds himself with military men (and they are all men in Trump’s orbit), their honor will become a part of him – like how a tech giant buys a startup just to integrate a single valued feature into its product.

Unfortunately for Trump, however, honor is not transferable. And what he views as “respect” or “loyalty” is what the rest of us know to be the demands for submission of a petty and insecure approximation of a man.

Just more Trump ‘fake news’: “Donald Trump’s ‘Radical Islamic Terror Fuelled UK Crime Tweet Was Verbatim Repeat Of TV News Report’”

The suggestion terror fuelled the rise in crime is demonstrably false. Of the 5.2 million offences covered in the statistics, only 329 were terrorism-related.

“It is appalling that we have reached the point where inflammatory and ignorant statements from the President of the United States are now seen as normal,” Labour MP Yvette Cooper said of the tweet.

Journalists later noted Trump sent his tweets six minutes after One America News Network (OANN) was reporting the story with a chyron that said: “UK Crime Rises 13% Annually Amid Spread Of Radical Islamic Terror.”

Why did it  take a comedy routine for Paul Ryan to finally say what he really thinks about Donald Trump

“Enough with the applause … You sound like the Cabinet when Donald Trump walks into Paul Ryanthe room.”

“I don’t think I’ve seen this many New York liberals, this many Wall Street CEOs in one room since my last visit to the White House.”

“I know why Chuck [Schumer] has been so hard on President Trump. It’s not ideological; Chuck is just mad he lost his top donor.”

On Trump’s remarks to the dinner last year: “Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and they said that his comments were offensive. Well, thank God he’s learned his lesson.”

“The truth is, the press absolutely misunderstands and never records the big accomplishments of the White House … Look at all the new jobs the president has created — just among the White House staff.”

“Every morning I wake up in my office and I scroll through Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend I didn’t see later on.”

“Every afternoon former Speaker John Boehner calls me up, not to give advice, just to laugh.”

Lara Trump Slips Up, Reveals There Is a Transcript of Trump’s Disastrous Call With Widow

It appears the call from Donald Trump to the family of slain Green Beret Sgt. La David Johnson was so “sacred,” in the words of Chief of Staff John Kelly, that the president’s daughter-in-law got to read a White House transcript of it.

Or at least that is the implication from a “Fox & Friends” interview of Lara and Eric Trump from Friday morning.

Americans Agree That Trump Is a Liar. Do They Realize He Is Also a Sociopath?

If reporters begin describing Trump as a sociopath, his hard core followers will simply label the stories “fake news” and as evidence of the “liberal” media’s efforts to smear the president. But by using the word sociopath, the news media will be reminding Americans, particularly those Trump voters who may now have some degree of buyers’ remorse, that in addition to his failure to deliver on his campaign promises and his pathological lies, our president is also a deranged individual, a failure as a human being, and a danger to society.

“Highly Inappropriate?” We have a first amendment. Criticizing a general is highly appropriate. Especially one who lies in defense of a criminal president:

Trump promising to personally pay legal bills of some White House staffers caught up in investigations: report

According to source speaking confidentially with Axios, President Donald Trump is offering to personally pay the legal bills of some White House staffers caught up in the multiple investigations into his administration and his presidential campaign.

The report notes that the Republican National Committee is already using GOP campaign donations to pay the legal bills of Donald Trump Jr. and his father, with an estimated $430,000 already disbursed to lawyers defending the two Trumps.

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