Trump can’t hold office and profit from Trump Tower DC. The building is leased from the federal government, and the contract prevents elected officials from profiting from it.
Trump thinks wages are too high. Keep on fucking that
chicken middle class.
The United States is seeing both a chronic and an acute new version of this public-information problem. The chronic version, recognized but nowhere close to being solved, is the rise of separate fact-universes into which different segments of society silo themselves—occurring at the same time as the “normal” news media are struggling against economic and other pressures.
The acute version is the emergence as president-elect of a man whose nature as a liar is outside what our institutions are designed to deal with. Donald Trump either cannot tell the difference between truth and lies, or he knows the difference but does not care.
“If Hillary Clinton wins this election and they don’t shut down the Clinton Foundation and come clean with all of its past activities, then there’s no telling the kind of corruption that you might see out of the Clinton White House,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt.
Presumably Cotton will take the lead in advising Donald Trump to “shut down” his business activities and “come clean” on what came before. Surely Cotton wants to be consistent.
Transition Team & Cabinet Apopointees
Petraeus, who had to retire because he shared classified secrets with his mistress, is in the running for State. Comey testified that his transgressions were way worse than Hillary’s email server, but who’s counting.
Bannon wants only property owners to vote, thinks it’s okay that this would disproportionately impact black voters. But he’s totally not a white nationalist! (Spoiler: he’s a white nationalist.)
Trump wants this guy for DHS. This guy wants to send American citizens suspected of sympathizing with terrorists to Guantanamo, sans habeus corpus.
“I do not see how Donald Trump is biblically qualified to serve in the office of the Presidency. Of the hundreds of angry messages that I have received, not one has made a convincing case from scripture otherwise,” he wrote on his blog “The Blessed Path.” “If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President. I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God.”
Remind me again where the Constitution says God has anything to do with federal office? Oh, right.
You can try to call a one-sided assault on unarmed protesters “a riot,” but this is 2016. We see you.