Trump’s budget looks like big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor

This budget is pure evil:

President Trump’s first budget can be summed up like this: Big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor.

He would give a lot more money to the defense industry and wealthy taxpayers, and he would pay for that with an unprecedented slashing of safety net programs for America’s poor.

It’s a “tanks and tax cuts” budget.

Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director, spelled it out clearly for reporters on Monday. The largest savings in the budget come from these items:

1. Cuts to Medicaid (Over $600 billion in the next decade)
2. Cuts to food stamps, known as SNAP ($193 billion over 10 years)
3. Cuts to student loans ($143 billion over 10 years)
4. Cuts to federal worker retirement programs ($63 billion over 10 years)

Trump skips his own ‘Pittsburgh not Paris’ rally to play golf

He wanted to reduce CO2 levels by not giving a speech and playing golf instead:

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday prompted the administration to plan the “Pittsburgh not Paris” rally at the last minute across from the White House. However, Trump himself was not in attendance.

Instead, the president’s motorcade was seen pulling up to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on Saturday morning, according to reports. It’s unclear at this time if Trump is playing golf or just visiting his golf course. However, this does make it the 22nd time that he’s visited a golf course during his term in office.

Trump Campaign Secretly Paid Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller $150k

That would explain a lot:

But according to a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), the Fox News anchor did keep some things secret: The Daily Caller, a news website he co-founded in 2010 and until recently ran as editor-in-chief, allegedly received an undisclosed $150,000 from Donald Trump’s campaign. It’s also affiliated with an extremely shady foundation.

The CMD investigation (first reported in today’s Washington Post) alleges that The Daily Caller sold the Trump campaign access to its email list in the months leading up to the presidential election. From September through November 2016, the Trump campaign reportedly sent at least 25 emails to The Daily Caller’s subscriber list.  The CMD estimates these emails amounted to about $150,000 in advertising revenue for The Daily Caller—and that number could be even higher since it was an election year.

“Tucker Carlson failed to disclose his financial benefit from Trump’s campaign to FOX News viewers even as he commented on the presidential election, interviewed Trump and accused other news outlets of bias,” CMD executive director Lisa Graves said in a statement.

Psychologist warns Trump’s ‘sociopathic’ behavior is the result of a deep-seated fear of being exposed

Like Yale psychiatrist Dr. Brandy Lee, whose conference on the president’s mental health was referenced in the editorial, Bader also expressed a belief that analysis of Trump’s mental well-being is important given the calamitous nature of his short presidency.

According to Bader, Trump suffers from three overarching fears that lead to his self-aggrandizing and defensive behavior.

“I would argue that the emotions he dreads the most are inferiority, helplessness and shame,” Bader wrote. “This triad lies at the heart of what makes Trump crazy.”

Source: Psychologist warns Trump’s ‘sociopathic’ behavior is the result of a deep-seated fear of being exposed

CNN is ISIS? Trump's Favorite Conspiracy Nut Makes Insane Offer to His Crackpot Fans

Trump’s idea of a credible press corps consists of anointing members like Breitbart News and Alex Jones’ Infowars. These rabidly rightist conspiracy mongers are the perfect emblems of the crapola that Trump regards as journalism. And stepping up to prove the point, Infowars just launched a campaign to recruit paid goons to malign a real news organization. On his website, Jones introduced an initiative to recruit his fans to get on TV wearing “CNN is ISIS” T-shirts…

Source: CNN is ISIS? Trump’s Favorite Conspiracy Nut Makes Insane Offer to His Crackpot Fans

CNN is ISIS? Trump’s Favorite Conspiracy Nut Makes Insane Offer to His Crackpot Fans

Trump’s idea of a credible press corps consists of anointing members like Breitbart News and Alex Jones’ Infowars. These rabidly rightist conspiracy mongers are the perfect emblems of the crapola that Trump regards as journalism. And stepping up to prove the point, Infowars just launched a campaign to recruit paid goons to malign a real news organization. On his website, Jones introduced an initiative to recruit his fans to get on TV wearing “CNN is ISIS” T-shirts…

Source: CNN is ISIS? Trump’s Favorite Conspiracy Nut Makes Insane Offer to His Crackpot Fans

Trump files for extension on his 2016 taxes

What are you hiding, Donnie?

President Trump has filed for an extension on his 2016 taxes, CBS News has confirmed.

It’s a rare piece of information about Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which he and his administration have repeatedly declined to release to the public. In April, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the president has “no intention” of releasing his returns, although Mnuchin later said he hadn’t spoken with the president about the topic. Protesters led events across the country in April urging the president to release his returns, to the extent that Mr. Trump’s motorcade took a different route in Florida to avoid them.

The filing deadline for Americans who receive an extension on their tax returns is Oct. 16, more than four months from now. Mr. Trump has said he can’t release his tax returns because he’s under an IRS audit, but the president has also said he’s been under audit by the IRS for years.

Jared Kushner blasted for exploiting federal loophole in Jersey City real estate deal

Like father-in-law, like son-in-law:

Not to give a multi-million-dollar discount to the presidential son-in-law’s waterfront high-rise, in a booming downtown area, where monthly rent for a two-bedroom is as much as $5,300, and unemployment virtually nonexistent.

This new tower, 65 Bay Street, is located one of the New York area’s hottest housing markets. Yet with a wink from state officials, Kushner and his partners availed themselves of the huge discounts provided by this federal program, by tinkering with city maps to qualify.

Like a politician gerrymandering his own district, they included far-flung, destitute areas like Greenville as supposed beneficiaries of this posh new apartment complex. And Bergen-Lafayette, where nearly 1 in 5 are jobless.

Is Kushner the first investor to do this? Of course not. But it’s evidence that Trump’s son-in-law and advisor is willing to exploit a loophole in a federal program to financially benefit himself – just as he’s been exploiting loopholes in ethics laws to profit from his role in Trump’s presidency.

Why this Democratic candidate, who has an M.D., calls Trump a “narcissistic maniac”

He’s speaking the truth. Therefore, Trump should be removed from office. He is mentally unfit to be president:

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, has grabbed attention by repeatedly calling President Trump a “narcissistic maniac” at campaign events and in a commercial airing statewide and in the metropolitan Washington region, which includes the White House.

“We want to be medically correct,” Northam recently quipped on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show when asked about his use of the term.

In the ad, “Listening”, Northam speaks in his laconic Virginia drawl about the importance of listening as a doctor, and in his current position as lieutenant governor. Then he looks at the camera and calmly says, “I’m listening carefully to Donald Trump and I think he’s a narcissistic maniac.”

Donald Trump's Latest Approval Ratings in Election Swing States Reveal How Unpopular He Has Become

Trump voters are only beginning to learn what a fraud he really is:

The country as a whole isn’t thrilled with President Donald Trump’s job performance. And in general, the same goes for the swing states that helped him win the presidency last November, according to the latest polls.

A handful of key states where both candidates seemingly had a shot at winning allowed Trump to shock the country and win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Michigan was one such state. Trump narrowly edged out Clinton, earning 47.6 percent of the vote to her 47.3 percent. A paltry 11,612 votes gave the former reality star Michigan’s 16 electoral votes.

A little more than four months into his presidency, Trump isn’t exactly beloved in Michigan. Only 37 percent of likely voters in the state view him favorably, according to a new poll released by EPIC-MRA this week. Fifty-three percent viewed Trump unfavorably to some degree, while 44 percent of voters viewed the president very unfavorably. And that’s not the worst of it.