Trump promised to put American workers first. He lied

So when he proclaims that “lower taxes on American business means higher wages for American workers”, the fact that this statement is demonstrably false is beside the point: as a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows, the job growth rate for corporations that paid the least amount in taxes over the past eight years was negative 1%, compared to 6% for the private sector as a whole; businesses for the most part spent tax breaks not on job creation but on stock buybacks and executive pay.

It’s also beside the point whether Trump actually believes corporate tax cuts benefit workers. They benefit him, and the people he goes golfing with, and that’s all that matters. This is a president who embodies rent-seeking at its purest.

Consider the Department of Labor, an otherwise low-profile department targeted in Trump’s budget proposal for a 21% funding cut, the largest of any federal agency after the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department.

The Department of Labor is known mostly for enforcing overtime and minimum wage rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and probably wouldn’t be on Trump’s radar were it not for the fact that it has hit his businesses with 24 violations for failing to pay workers.

Trump’s original pick to run the department, Carl’s Jr CEO Andy Puzder, shared with Trump a long list of FLSA violations; his fast food business is one of the worst offenders in an industry well known for ripping off workers.

Source: Trump promised to put American workers first. He lied | Michael Paarlberg

Professor of US History: Why Trump Is Doomed to Be an Impotent President

America decided early in its history to have presidents chosen by political parties. When there is little or no support by a party, it becomes difficult for the president to accomplish much. The method of choosing presidential nominees through primaries makes it more likely to have a president who was elected without party support and Trump is in that category. He still could be successful if he wins party support. However, due to his dishonest bombastic nature, his unwillingness to study issues and legislation, and his tolerance of hatred, Trump is unlikely to win his party’s allegiance. Increasingly Republicans are becoming less timid about denouncing him. His presidency is faltering. It will continue to falter unless drastic changes occur. To become an effective president he needs to change.

Source: Professor of US History: Why Trump Is Doomed to Be an Impotent President | Alternet

Trump Nominates Some Conservative Talk Radio Host For USDA Chief Scientist

Donald Trump seeks out, nominates and appoints the most unqualified individuals to lead our government agencies, including his latest pick of Samuel H. Clovis Jr. for Chief Scientists at the United State Department of Agriculture.

Clovis is NOT A SCIENTIST. He’s a conservative radio talk show host with absolutely no experience in either the field of science or agriculture.

What his resume does boast, however, is that he was the head of Trump’s presidential campaign in Iowa. And for his undying loyalty to the orange one throughout his run for office, Clovis was named senior White House adviser to the USDA when Trump won the election: a man who has never come close to farmers or cows. He’s probably even lactose intolerant.

Source: Trump Nominates Some Conservative Talk Radio Host For USDA Chief Scientist

GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump, They 'Deserve The Reckoning' That Will Come For Republican Party

A former Republican strategist has hit out at party leaders who have “enabled” Donald Trump’s behavior, stating they “deserve the reckoning that will eventually come for the GOP.”

Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated that the president was preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Source: GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump, They ‘Deserve The Reckoning’ That Will Come For Republican Party

GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump, They ‘Deserve The Reckoning’ That Will Come For Republican Party

A former Republican strategist has hit out at party leaders who have “enabled” Donald Trump’s behavior, stating they “deserve the reckoning that will eventually come for the GOP.”

Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated that the president was preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Source: GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump, They ‘Deserve The Reckoning’ That Will Come For Republican Party

Donald Trump ‘Pee Tape’ Exists, Multiple Witnesses Back Shocking Story In Dossier, Bombshell Report Claims

The so-called “pee tape,” a reported video of Donald Trump in a Russian hotel with prostitutes who urinate on a bed, may indeed by real and multiple witnesses support its existence, according to a bombshell new report from a BBC reporter.

Source: Donald Trump ‘Pee Tape’ Exists, Multiple Witnesses Back Shocking Story In Dossier, Bombshell Report Claims