Senator Corker slams GOP colleagues for being Afraid of Trump

One of the very few Senators willing to stand up to Trump. Problem is he is leaving the Congress:

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker accused his party of cowering before President Donald Trump in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.

In an animated exchange, Corker — who was trying to get a vote on an amendment as part of an ongoing debate over the Senate’s defense bill — argued that Republicans were blocking his trade proposal because they were afraid of Trump and what he might do to the party if they upset him in an election year.

“We might poke the bear!” said Corker, who is retiring at the end of his term. “My gosh, if the President gets upset with us we might not be in the majority,” he said referring to sentiments he often hears from colleagues.

Corker has worked for the last week to try to get a vote on his amendment that would roll back Trump’s trade authority and give Congress the power to check the President’s ability to impose tariffs on national security grounds, like the steel and aluminum ones he announced earlier this month on US allies.

Trump’s Appeasement of North Korea is Treason

He attacks our closest allies and cozies up to our enemies. There is no longer question that he is agent of Putin and the Kremlin. But his charade meeting with the North Korean dictator is the final straw. If Obama had met with Un he would have been accused of treason.  This meeting is nothing but a charade intended to divert public attention from Trump’s legal problems. And he has succeeded. With the help of the press, of course.

The appeasement has begun. Un already has gotten Trump to make concessions. This agreement works to undermine our relationship with our allies, South Korea:

President Donald Trump rocked the region with the stunning announcement Tuesday that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills — and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korea.

Trump’s surprise, almost offhand comments, made during a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seemingly upended decades of the U.S. defense posture on the Korean Peninsula.

The remarks contradicted countless previous declarations by U.S. political and military officials over the years that the drills are routine, defensive and absolutely critical.

Trump has now essentially adopted the standard North Korean line, calling the military exercises a “provocative” drain of money and announcing they would stop while he continues talks with Kim, whom he repeatedly praised as a solid negotiating partner.

His statement was quickly portrayed by critics as a major, unreciprocated concession to a country that only last year was threatening Seoul and Washington with nuclear war.

It also seemed to leave officials completely off guard in South Korea, where the presence of U.S. troops has long been described as necessary to maintaining peace on the peninsula.

Larry Kudlow Denounced Trump’s Protectionism in 2015. Now Defends it after Becoming his Chief Economic Advisor.

Apparently love of Power has turned most Republicans, and Employees of this White House, into professional liars. They are willing to completely compromise their beliefs in the service of their great leader, Donald Trump:

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow repeatedly accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “betrayal” and saying he “stabbed us in the back” for standing up to President Donald Trump after the G-7 meeting.

Speaking hours after Trump ordered the U.S. not to endorse the G-7 communique, Kudlow slammed Trudeau for a “sophomoric play” in holding a press conference after the G-7 meetings and saying Canadians “will not be pushed around.” Soon afterward, Trump tweeted that the U.S. would not participate in the G-7 communique agreed to earlier on Saturday.

In 2015 Kudlow, a well known defender of free markets on television, took this position on his future boss’ views on economics:

Here’s a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoover’s economic strategy didn’t turn out so well — either for the nation or for the GOP.

Does Trump aspire to be a 21st-century Hoover, with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and the world economy into a decade-long depression?

Trump is also running full throttle on an anti-immigration platform that could hurt growth as well as alienate the GOP from the ethnic voters it needs to win in 2016.

GOP elects white supremacist who rioted in Charlottesville

White Supremacists are on the rise. And they can thank their savior Herr Trump. But once Mein Trumpf goes down so will this scum:

A participant in last summer’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville has been elected to public office as part of the Washington state Republican party, The Daily Beast reports.

James Allsup, 22, took part in the Charlottesville rally as a member of the white supremacist group Identity Evropa, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and as a terrorist organization by the Anti-Defamation League.

He is now a precinct committee officer for a Spokane-area precinct and says he’s “on the way to taking over the local GOP,” according to The Daily Beast.

Trump Reportedly Whining About Going to G7 Summit

Maybe the event should be moved to Russia. I’m sure he’d be happy to go then:

President Donald Trump is reportedly throwing something of a hissy fit these days over having to fly all the way to (gasp!) Canada, where he’s expected to (gasp! gasp!) do his job by representing the United States to the rest of the world.

The Washington Post wrote on Thursday that Trump has begun whining to aides that his trip to the G7 summit of world leaders in Quebec is a waste of time compared to his planned one-on-one with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

But it’s not just that he thinks he’s too good for the summit. It’s that he’s afraid of getting yelled at by all the other mean world leaders.

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

Solar power is essential to our economy and to the survival of our planet. This is another example where this administration is causing catastrophic damage to our country:

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.

That’s more than double the about $1 billion in new spending plans announced by firms building or expanding U.S. solar panel factories to take advantage of the tax on imports.

Trump Says Cops Have a ‘Right to Legally Protest’ — But Kneeling Black Athletes Should Leave the Country

This hypocrite keeps on pushing his obvious racist agenda.

President Donald Trump endorsed the demands of Chicago police officers in their conflict with the city’s mayor in a tweet Friday night, saying they have “have every right to legally protest” — a sentiment seeming to conflict with his push to punish black athletes in the NFL who protest silently during the national anthem.

“Chicago Police have every right to legally protest against the mayor and an administration that just won’t let them do their job,” Trump wrote. “The killings are at a record pace and tough police work, which Chicago will not allow, would bring things back to order fast…the killings must stop!”

Trump’s Lying Seems to be Getting Worse 

Between when President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017 and the end of April, the average number of public false or misleading statements he has made per day has been increasing. According to the Washington Post’s fact checkers on May 1, “for the president’s first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day… since we last updated this tally two months ago, the president has averaged about 9 claims a day.”

This is a significant rise. Our calculations suggest that if the current escalation rate remains steady, by the end of his term the president could be making as many as 19 public false statements a day, on average.

Source: Trump’s lying seems to be getting worse. Psychology suggests there’s a reason why.

Trump, Giuliani declare war on the FBI

A thug is going to behave like a thug. Law enforcement has been his enemy for decades. So should we be surprised if he goes full gangster:

After some early missteps, the new defensive team of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is engaged in a bold and brash attempt to stand the Mueller investigation into Russian election meddling on its head.

Embellishing on President Trump’s repeated allegations of a “witch hunt” and a “Democratic hoax,” they have pivoted from the central question of possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Kremlin to a major accusation of an FBI plot to oust the elected president.

It is an outlandish exercise seeking to cast the nation’s chief law-enforcement agency into a mafia-like hit operation straight out of a gangland movie, with Mr. Trump as the orchestrator and Mr. Giuliani as his legal fixer.

Michigan mom deported to Albania, didn’t get to say goodbye to family

Pure evil. Hitler would be proud:

A Michigan mother with no criminal record was deported to Albania without being offered the opportunity to say goodbye to her three children or husband, family members say.

While a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said ICE notified family members of Cile Precetaj’s impending departure and told family members to pack her bags 10 days ago, her husband said that he did not learn that his wife was deported until 4 a.m. Thursday, when she called him from Germany telling him that she was en route to Albania with two ICE agents.

“My kids are devastated. They can’t stop crying,” Pete Gojcaj told the Free Press Thursday morning. “My children are traumatized. …